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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684628/inflammatory-markers-and-their-possible-effects-on-cognitive-function-in-women-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Risa Imai, Hiroaki Hori, Mariko Itoh, Mingming Lin, Madoka Niwa, Keiko Ino, Sei Ogawa, Makiko Ishida, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Mie Matsui, Hiroshi Kunugi, Tatsuo Akechi, Toshiko Kamo, Yoshiharu Kim
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with increased inflammation, albeit with some controversy. Another key feature of PTSD is compromised function in wide-ranging cognitive domains. Increased peripheral inflammation can contribute to cognitive dysfunction, although this relationship has not been studied in patients with PTSD. Here, we examined blood inflammatory markers in adult patients with PTSD compared to healthy controls taking account of potentially confounding effects of childhood maltreatment and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD), and explored the association between inflammation and cognition...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683991/systemic-inflammation-immune-activation-and-impaired-lung-function-among-people-living-with-hiv-in-rural-uganda
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Crystal M North, Daniel Muyanja, Bernard Kakuhikire, Alexander C Tsai, Russell P Tracy, Peter W Hunt, Douglas S Kwon, David C Christiani, Samson Okello, Mark J Siedner
BACKGROUND: Although both chronic lung disease and HIV are inflammatory diseases common in sub-Saharan Africa, the relationship between systemic inflammation and lung function among people living with HIV (PLWH) in sub-Saharan Africa is not well described. METHODS: We measured lung function (using spirometry) and serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein, IL-6, sCD14 and sCD163 in 125 PLWH on stable antiretroviral therapy and 109 age and sex-similar HIV-uninfected controls in rural Uganda...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683202/placental-inflammation-in-pre-eclampsia-by-nod-like-receptor-protein-nlrp-3-inflammasome-activation-in-trophoblasts
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G S Stødle, G B Silva, L H Tangerås, L M Gierman, I Nervik, U E Dahlberg, C Sun, M H Aune, L C V Thomsen, L Bjørge, A-C Iversen
Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased levels of cholesterol and uric acid and an inflamed placenta expressing danger-sensing pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Crystalline cholesterol and uric acid activate the PRR Nod-like receptor protein (NLRP)3 inflammasome to release interleukin (IL)-1β and result in vigorous inflammation. We aimed to characterize crystal-induced NLRP3 activation in placental inflammation and examine its role in pre-eclampsia. We confirmed that serum total cholesterol and uric acid were elevated in pre-eclamptic compared to healthy pregnancies and correlated positively to high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and the pre-eclampsia marker soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1)...
April 23, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683094/role-of-inflammatory-markers-in-elderly-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Salwa S Hosny, Ahmed M Bahaaeldin, Mohamed S Khater, Meram M Bekhet, Hayam A Hebah, Ghada A Hasanin
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. The etiology of cognitive impairment in people with T2DM is uncertain but, chronic hyperglycemia, cerebral micro vascular disease, severe hypoglycemia, and increased prevalence of macro vascular disease are implicated. OBJECTIVES: to determine the serum levels of soluble vascular adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) and highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in elderly type 2 diabetics with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
April 22, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682806/biomarkers-for-heart-failure-small-molecules-with-high-clinical-relevance
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C Magnussen, S Blankenberg
Heart failure (HF) is a rising epidemic due to the ageing population and progress in all areas of medicine. Thus, research efforts are made to ensure a timely diagnosis, to improve prognosis and treatment of the disease and to facilitate risk prediction at the population level. Because of their noninvasive determination with mostly high sensitivity and accuracy, circulating blood biomarkers are becoming increasingly important for daily clinical practice. Natriuretic peptides, especially B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (Nt-proBNP) and midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and cardiac troponins are established blood biomarkers in HF diagnosis and prognosis of HF-related outcomes...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682699/effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yu Ning, Tian-Song Zhang, Wan-Wan Wen, Kun Li, Yun-Xiao Yang, Yan-Wen Qin, Hui-Na Zhang, Yun-Hui Du, Lin-Yi Li, Song Yang, Yun-Yun Yang, Miao-Miao Zhu, Xiao-Lu Jiao, Yan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Yong-Xiang Wei
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased levels of systemic inflammatory markers, increased arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction, which may lead to increased cardiovascular risk. We aimed to quantify the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on cardiovascular biomarkers and to establish predictors of response to CPAP. METHODS: We searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library from inception to May 31, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy of CPAP on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor- alpha (TNF-α), augmentation index (AIx), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in patients with OSA were selected by consensus...
April 22, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682152/thrombomodulin-as-a-new-marker-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-in-children
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Dorota Drożdż, Monika Łątka, Tomasz Drożdż, Krystyna Sztefko, Przemko Kwinta
Endothelial dysfunction (ED) and oxidative stress are potential new pathomechanisms of cardiovascular diseases in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of the study was to assess the association between endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress biomarkers, and cardiovascular risk factors in children with CKD. Serum oxidized LDL (oxLDL), protein carbonyl group, urea, creatinine, cystatin C, thrombomodulin, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), von Willebrand factor, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), lipids, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, intercellular adhesion molecule-1 levels, and albuminuria were measured...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680881/baricitinib-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-an-inadequate-response-to-conventional-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-united-states-and-rest-of-world-a-subset-analysis
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Alvin F Wells, Maria Greenwald, John D Bradley, Jahangir Alam, Vipin Arora, Cynthia E Kartman
INTRODUCTION: This article evaluates the efficacy and safety of baricitinib 4 mg versus placebo in United States including Puerto Rico (US) and rest of the world (ROW) subpopulations using data pooled from RA-BEAM and RA-BUILD, which enrolled patients with moderate-to-severe adult-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In RA-BEAM, patients with an inadequate response (IR) to methotrexate, at least one X-ray erosion, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) ≥ 6 mg/L were randomized to placebo or orally administered baricitinib 4 mg daily or subcutaneously administered adalimumab 40 mg every other week...
April 21, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679983/evaluation-of-a-real-time-pcr-assay-for-detection-and-quantification-of-bacterial-dna-directly-in-blood-of-preterm-neonates-with-suspected-late-onset-sepsis
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Marre van den Brand, Frank A M van den Dungen, Martine P Bos, Mirjam M van Weissenbruch, A Marceline van Furth, Annemieke de Lange, Anna Rubenjan, Remco P H Peters, Paul H M Savelkoul
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is highly warranted because of high associated morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a novel multiplex PCR assay for diagnosis of late-onset sepsis and to investigate the value of bacterial DNA load (BDL) determination as a measure of infection severity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit. Preterm and/or very low birth weight infants suspected for late-onset sepsis were included...
April 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679757/molecular-characterization-of-cu-zn-sod-gene-in-asian-clam-corbicula-fluminea-and-mrna-expression-and-enzymatic-activity-modulation-induced-by-metals
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Xie Yanhai, Chen Hongbing, Zheng Shuangyan, Zhang Xiali, Mu Songniu
The copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu/Zn SOD) could effectively eliminate reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, the cDNA sequence of Cu/Zn SOD from Corbicula fluminea (designated as CfCu/Zn SOD) was cloned by the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) approaches. The full-length cDNA of CfCu/Zn SOD was of 1288 bp, including a 465 bp ORF encoding a protein of 154 amino acids. Two SOD family signatures were identified in CfCu/Zn SOD amino acids sequence. Multiple sequence alignments indicated that CfCu/Zn SOD amino acid sequences exhibited high similarities to those of other species...
April 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679338/c-reactive-protein-on-postoperative-day-1-a-predictor-of-early-intra-abdominal-infections-after-bariatric-surgery
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Dino Kröll, Dominik Nakhostin, Guido Stirnimann, Suna Erdem, Tobias Haltmeier, Philipp Christoph Nett, Yves Michael Borbély
BACKGROUND: Early intra-abdominal infections (IAI) compromise short-term outcomes in bariatric surgery. The timely detection of IAI is challenging but essential to prevent major sequelae of such complications. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a reliable marker for detecting IAI after colorectal surgery. In bariatric surgery, data on CRP as a marker for IAI are limited, particularly for postoperative day one (POD1). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess CRP on POD1 as a predictor for early IAI (within 7 days following surgery) in patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)...
April 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678841/the-effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-myocardial-perfusion-after-the-implantation-of-drug-eluting-stents
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Yuan Li, Yafeng Hao, Tao Wang, Lingge Wei, Wei Wang, Yi Liang, Xuan Guo
AIM: The study is to investigate hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on myocardial perfusion of patients after the implantation of drug-eluting stents (DES) METHODS: From December 2013 to December 2015, a total of 115 patients with CAD who received DES implantation were included in this retrospective study. They were divided into HBOT group (n=55) and control group (n=60) according to different treatments retrospectively. Gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was conducted in all the patients...
March 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674996/association-between-thyroid-hormones-thyroid-antibodies-and-cardiometabolic-factors-in-non-obese-individuals-with-normal-thyroid-function
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Jia Liu, Yan Duan, Jing Fu, Guang Wang
Background: Hypothyroidism is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) is the leading cause of hypothyroidism. Recent studies showed that even AIT patients with euthyroidism still had an increased number of early atherosclerotic lesions. However, the precise mechanism is not yet known. This study aimed to investigate the association of thyroid function, thyroid autoimmunity, and cardiometabolic risk factors in non-obese AIT patients with euthyroidism...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674409/associations-of-adiponectin-leptin-levels-and-the-change-of-body-composition-in-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Xiao Xu, Xue Tian, Yuan Chen, Zhi-Kai Yang, Zhen Qu, Jie Dong
BACKGROUND: Although the association between adipokines such as adiponectin, leptin, and body composition has been noted, whether they could predict the change of fat mass and lean body mass is unknown. We aimed to examine these associations in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) through a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Body composition (by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) including fat mass and lean body mass were examined at baseline and then at year 3. Serum leptin and adiponectin levels were measured...
April 19, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673259/exploring-potential-biomarkers-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-heart-failure
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Nijole Kazukauskiene, Julius Burkauskas, Jurate Macijauskiene, Narseta Mickuviene, Julija Brozaitiene
OBJECTIVE: There has been a lack of research examining associations between biomarkers and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. In patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure, we aimed to explore potential associations between biomarkers of health such as serum levels of thyroid hormones, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), inflammatory biomarkers and HRQoL. METHODS: In sum, 482 patients (75% male; mean age 58±10 years) with coronary artery disease and heart failure were evaluated for socio-demographic and clinical coronary artery disease risk factors...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672858/neonates-colonized-with-pathogenic-bacteria-in-the-airways-have-a-low-grade-systemic-inflammation
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Nadia Rahman Fink, Bo Lund Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Karen Krogfelt, Susanne Schjørring, Marie Kragh, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The development of childhood asthma is associated with neonatal colonization with pathogenic bacteria in hypopharynx. Furthermore, established asthma is associated with systemic low-grade inflammation. We here report on the association between neonatal colonization with pathogenic bacteria in hypopharynx and the development of systemic low-grade inflammation. METHODS: Bacterial colonization of the hypopharynx with M. catharralis, H. influenzae and/or S...
April 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672210/prognostic-utility-of-stress-testing-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-menopausal-women-at-low-to-intermediate-risk-for-coronary-artery-disease-smart-study-5-year-outcome
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Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Caroline A Ball, Francesca Mantovani, Mary E Hagen, Susan Eifert-Rain, Susan Wilansky, Ramon Castello, Patricia A Pellikka, Patricia J M Best, Sharon L Mulvagh
BACKGROUND: In women with low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), prognostic detection strategies have been controversial. We present the follow-up data of the SMART trial in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of contrast stress echocardiography (CSE), stress electrocardiogram (sECG), and serum biomarkers for prediction of cardiovascular events (CE) in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672196/the-effects-of-synbiotic-supplementation-on-body-mass-index-metabolic-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-appetite-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-triple-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Samira Rabiei, Mehdi Hedayati, Bahram Rashidkhani, Navid Saadat, Rahebeh Shakerhossini
It has been shown recently that metabolic syndrome is associated with gut dysbiosis. The gut microbiota may be the main target for prevention or treatment of metabolic syndrome. We investigated the effects of synbiotic supplementation on metabolic syndrome. In this triple-blinded clinical trial, 46 Iranian patients with metabolic syndrome, from both sexes, aged 25-70 years, who fulfilled inclusion criteria were randomly categorized to receive either the synbiotic or a placebo capsule, twice a day for three months, plus a weight-loss diet using stratified random sampling based on body mass index (BMI)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672099/is-the-association-between-depressive-symptoms-and-glucose-bidirectional-a-population-based-study
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Karolina Wesołowska, Marko Elovainio, Taina Hintsa, Markus Jokela, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Jari Lipsanen, Markus Juonala, Olli Raitakari, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen
OBJECTIVE: Depressive symptoms have been associated with Type 2 diabetes, but the temporal direction of this association and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The present study examined a potential bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and glucose levels in women and men, and the factors mediating this association. METHOD: The participants were from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, a prospective, population-based, cohort study (N = 2,534)...
April 19, 2018: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672033/declining-pulmonary-function-in-populations-with-long-term-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-enriched-pm2-5
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Meili Shen, Jie Xing, Qianpeng Ji, Zhihui Li, Yanhua Wang, Hongwei Zhao, Qingrong Wang, Ting Wang, Liwei Yu, Xiuchuan Zhang, Yaxin Sun, Zhihu Zhang, Yong Niu, Huanqiang Wang, Wen Chen, Yufei Dai, Wenge Su, Huawei Duan
This study assesses the effects of long-term exposure to ambient air pollutants on inflammatory response and lung function. We selected 390 male coke oven workers with exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and 115 control workers. Pulmonary function tests were performed in all subjects. The average duration in the exposed group was 9.10 years. The total amount of PAHs was more enriched in PM2.5 which collected from the coke oven workshop compared with the control areas...
April 19, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
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