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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053995/effects-of-a-whey-protein-supplementation-on-oxidative-stress-body-composition-and-glucose-metabolism-among-overweight-people-affected-by-diabetes-mellitus-or-impaired-fasting-glucose-a-pilot-study
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Chiara Flaim, Michael Kob, Angela M Di Pierro, Markus Herrmann, Lucio Lucchin
Obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) are characterized by chronic inflammation and oxidative stress [Donath et al. 2013] and this leads to cardiovascular diseases [Hulsmans & Holvoet 2010]. Whey proteins (WP) have antioxidant [Chitapanarux et al. 2009], anti-inflammatory [Sugawara et al. 2012] and hypoglycemic activities [Mignone et al. 2015], while data on weight, body composition [Frestedt et al. 2008; Aldrich et al. 2011] and blood pressure are conflicting [Kawase et al. 2000; Lee et al. 2007]. WP have unpleasant taste and smell [Patel 2015], but a new WP isolate (ProLYOtin®) seems to be more palatable...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053943/inflammation-status-of-healthy-young-men-initial-and-specific-responses-to-resistance-training
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Johanna K Ihalainen, Heikki Peltonen, Göran Paulsen, Juha P Ahtiainen, Ritva S Taipale, Mari Hämäläinen, Eeva Moilanen, Antti A Mero
PURPOSE: Our primary aim was to study the effects of a 4 wk preparatory resistance training (RT) period followed by 12 wks of two specific RT protocols (either hypertrophic-strength, HS, or strength-hypertrophy-power, SHP, training) on inflammation markers and the possible relationship of the changes in abdominal fat and lean mass to the changes in inflammation status. METHODS: A total of 82 healthy men were included in the study. Maximal concentric leg press strength (1RM), total body lean mass, total body and abdominal fat mass, circulating high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), and selected adipocytokines (resistin, adiponectin and leptin) concentrations were measured before (PRE) and after 4 (wk4) and 16 weeks (wk16) of RT...
October 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049239/clinical-features-and-diagnosis-of-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-chinese-patients
#3
Xiaomeng Hou, Hong Zhang, Lei Kou, Wei Lv, Jingjing Lu, Ji Li
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) has recently been recognized as a significant global health burden. In China, the diagnosis of CPA is still unfamiliar to most doctors. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the clinical manifestations and diagnoses of CPA in China.A multidisciplinary team of doctors retrospectively screened 690 records of patients diagnosed with pulmonary aspergillosis from January 2000 to December 2016 at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. Of these, 69 patients were diagnosed with CPA...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048943/prognostic-value-of-the-combination-of-serum-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-c-reactive-protein-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-patients-with-primary-liver-cancer-who-underwent-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization
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Zhi-Dong Xuan, Li Zhou, Yu Wang, Xue Zheng
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of the combination of serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), C-reactive protein (CRP), and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in patients with primary liver cancer (PLC) after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Overall, 287 PLC patients who had undergone TACE were allocated into recurrence and non-recurrence groups. One day before and seven days after TACE, CEUS was performed, and serum VEGF and CRP levels were determined...
October 19, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043995/clinical-research-of-homocysteine-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-d-dimer-in-patients-with-vascular-dementia
#5
Li Zhang, Na Liu, Jinying Zhang, Hui Zhang, Ying Zhang
Aim of the present research work was to study the relationship between the degree of dementia and the serum levels of homocysteine(Hcy), high-sensitive C-reactive protein(hs-CRP), D-Dimer and vascular dementia(VaD) of patients, and to investigate the mechanism of Hcy, hs-CRP and D-Dimer in the vascular dementia. Subjects were divided into normal group and VaD group. CRP and D-Dimer protein of each sample were detected by nephelometry method, and the serum Hcy level was detected by Fluorescent labeling immunoassay method...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042430/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-heterogeneity-across-event-subtypes-and-mediating-effect-of-blood-biomarkers-the-prime-study
#6
Bamba Gaye, Muriel Tafflet, Dominique Arveiler, Michèle Montaye, Aline Wagner, Jean-Bernard Ruidavets, Frank Kee, Alun Evans, Philippe Amouyel, Jean Ferrieres, Jean-Philippe Empana
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the association between baseline cardiovascular health (CVH) and incident cardiovascular disease differs according to coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke subtypes, and to assess the mediating effect of inflammatory and hemostatic blood biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: The association of ideal CVH with outcomes was derived in 9312 middle-aged men from Northern Ireland and France (whole cohort) in multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041889/-multifactorial-prognostication-of-remote-outcomes-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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V O Tsygankova, G N Lozhkina, H M Khasanova, D A Kuimov, I Y Ragino, N V Maksimov, I M Voevoda
AIM: Creation of a mathematical nonlinear regression model for prognostication of 1 year outcomes after non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE ACS) for optimization of rehabilitation, secondary prevention, and personalized approach to treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this study 135 patients with confirmed NSTE ACS (mean age 59.1±6.1 years, 94 men and 41 women) admitted to hospital No 1 in Novosibirsk during 2010. During hospitalization and 1 year after discharge these patients received standard medical therapy...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039531/prognostic-implications-and-procoagulant-activity-of-phosphatidylserine-exposure-of-blood-cells-and-microparticles-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-pulmonary-vein-isolation
#8
Huan Meng, Junjie Kou, Ruishuang Ma, Wenbo Ding, Yan Kou, Muhua Cao, Zengxiang Dong, Yayan Bi, Hemant S Thatte, Jialan Shi
The present study aimed to evaluate the procoagulant effects of phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure on blood cells and microparticles (MPs), and examine its role in predicting early recurrence atrial fibrillation (ERAF) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated with pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Blood samples were obtained from 40 healthy controls and 56 patients with AF at baseline (prior to PVI), and 0, 1 h, 1 day, 3 days and 7 days following PVI. The exposure of PS (PS+) to blood cells (platelets, erythrocytes and leukocytes) and MPs was detected using flow cytometry...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039347/ferritin-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-efficacy-of-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-preliminary-report
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Adam Sokal, Sylwia Wójcik, Patrycja Pruszkowska, Oskar Kowalski, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Agnieszka Liberska, Michał Mazurek, Slawomir Pluta, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Complex mechanisms of responsible for originating and maintaining of atrial fibrillation (AF) are involved in pathophysiology of this arrhythmia. Inflammation substantially contribute to arrhythmic remodelling of atrial tissue.The aim of the present study is to assess an applicability of ferritin and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as biomarkers of atrial fibrillation and their usefulness in evaluation of efficacy of cryoablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 40 patients who underwent first AF cryoablation procedure...
October 13, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038665/c-reactive-protein-as-an-independent-cardiovascular-risk-predictor-in-hiv-patients-a-focused-review-of-published-studies
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Tarvinder S Gilotra, Stephen A Geraci
Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) are living longer and at heightened risk for developing cardiovascular events (CVEs). Commonly used prediction tools appear to misrepresent their CVE risk to varying degrees and in varying directions. Inclusion of markers of cellular infection, chronic immune activation and/or systemic inflammation into risk models might provide better predictive accuracy. Observational studies assessing the relationship of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) to CVE in HIV+ patients have reported inconsistent findings...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036887/reference-intervals-for-non-fasting-cvd-lipids-and-inflammation-markers-in-pregnant-indigenous-australian-women
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Tracy L Schumacher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Don Clausen, Loretta Weatherall, Lyniece Keogh, Kirsty G Pringle, Kym M Rae
Indigenous Australians experience high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The origins of CVD may commence during pregnancy, yet few serum reference values for CVD biomarkers exist specific to the pregnancy period. The Gomeroi gaaynggal research project is a program that undertakes research and provides some health services to pregnant Indigenous women. Three hundred and ninety-nine non-fasting samples provided by the study participants (206 pregnancies and 175 women) have been used to construct reference intervals for CVD biomarkers during this critical time...
October 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030923/does-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-restore-peripheral-circulatory-homeostasis
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Chukwudiebube N Ajaero, Cher-Rin Chong, Nathan E K Procter, Saifei Liu, Yuliy Y Chirkov, Tamila Heresztyn, Wai Ping Alicia Chan, Margaret A Arstall, Andrew D McGavigan, Michael P Frenneaux, John D Horowitz
AIMS: To evaluate whether peripheral circulatory 'remodelling' as measured by changes in vascular compliance and in markers of nitric oxide signalling contributes to patient response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Effects of CRT were evaluated in 33 patients pre-procedure and 6 months post-procedure. Peak oxygen consumption, 6 min walk distance, New York Heart Association class, and quality of life score were evaluated. Augmentation index and its interactions with nitric oxide (NO) were evaluated by applanation tonometry...
October 13, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030044/peripheral-blood-leukocyte-expression-of-lncrna-miat-and-its-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-in-ischemic-stroke
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Man Zhu, Nandi Li, Ping Luo, Wei Jing, Xue Wen, Chunzi Liang, Jiancheng Tu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke (IS) is an extremely heterogeneous disease with variable pathogenesis. Due to the lack of early diagnostic markers, the mortality rate of IS remains high. Cumulative evidence shows that long noncoding RNAs among noncoding RNAs play important roles in cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we focused on the expression pattern of myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT) and its clinical significance in IS. METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from IS patients (n = 189) and healthy controls (n = 189)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029237/cpap-does-not-reduce-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-nonsleepy-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erik Thunström, Helena Glantz, Tülay Yucel-Lindberg, Kristin Lindberg, Mustafa Saygin, Yüksel Peker
Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and enhanced vascular inflammation coexist in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is first-line treatment for OSA with daytime sleepiness. This analysis of data from the RICCADSA trial investigated the effects of CPAP on inflammatory markers in patients with CAD and nonsleepy OSA. Methods: This single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label trial enrolled consecutive revascularized patients with nonsleepy OSA (apnea-hypopnea index >15/h; Epworth Sleepiness Scale score <10)...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027929/procyanidin-b2-protects-neurons-from-oxidative-nitrosative-and-excitotoxic-stress
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Taylor C Sutcliffe, Aimee N Winter, Noelle C Punessen, Daniel A Linseman
The aberrant generation of oxygen and nitrogen free radicals can cause severe damage to key cellular components, resulting in cell apoptosis. Similarly, excitotoxicity leads to protease activation and mitochondrial dysfunction, which subsequently causes cell death. Each of these factors play critical roles in the neuronal cell death underlying various neurodegenerative diseases. Procyanidin B2 (PB2) is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound found in high concentrations in cocoa, apples, and grapes. Here, we examine the neuroprotective effects of PB2 in primary cultures of rat cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) exposed to various stressors...
October 13, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
#16
Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027131/selective-bet-protein-inhibition-with-apabetalone-and-cardiovascular-events-a-pooled-analysis-of-trials-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Stephen J Nicholls, Kausik K Ray, Jan O Johansson, Alan Gordon, Michael Sweeney, Chris Halliday, Ewelina Kulikowski, Norman Wong, Susan W Kim, Gregory G Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins can modulate lipoprotein and inflammatory factors that mediate atherosclerosis. The impact of the BET inhibitor, apabetalone, on cardiovascular events is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the impact of apabetalone on cardiovascular event rates in a pooled analysis of clinical studies in patients with established coronary artery disease. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of patients (n = 798) with coronary artery disease who participated in clinical trials (ASSERT, ASSURE, SUSTAIN) that evaluated the impact of 3-6 months of treatment with apabetalone on lipid parameters and coronary atherosclerosis...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026411/healthy-eating-index-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-iranian-elderly-individuals
#18
Nafiseh Rashidipour-Fard, Majid Karimi, Sahar Saraf-Bank, Mohammad Hassan Baghaei, Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: Concurrent with increase in life expectancy, the prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has also increased. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the association between healthy eating index (HEI) score and CVD risk factors among Iranian elderly. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of elderly persons from Isfahan, Iran, in 2013. Totally, 107 retired subjects were entered in statistical analysis...
March 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023388/the-association-of-vitamin-d-status-with-disease-activity-in-a-cohort-of-crohn-s-disease-patients-in-canada
#19
Dania Alrefai, Jennifer Jones, Wael El-Matary, Susan J Whiting, Abdulrahman Aljebreen, Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Hassan Vatanparast
We determined the association between vitamin D status as 25hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] and disease activity in a cohort of 201 Crohn's Disease (CD) patients in Saskatoon, Canada over three years. The association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and 25(OH)D and several disease predictors were evaluated by the generalized estimating equation (GEE) over three time-point measurements. A GEE binary logistic regression test was used to evaluate the association between vitamin D status and the Harvey-Bradshaw Index (HBI)...
October 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022012/vanadate-oxidative-and-apoptotic-effects-are-mediated-by-the-mapk-nrf2-pathway-in-layer-oviduct-magnum-epithelial-cells
#20
Jianping Wang, Xuanyang Huang, Keying Zhang, Xiangbing Mao, Xuemei Ding, Qiufeng Zeng, Shiping Bai, Yue Xuan, Huanwei Peng
Vanadium is a metal of high physiological, environmental and industrial importance. However, vanadium-induced oxidative stress can reduce the egg quality of poultry, and be potentially harmful to humans, and the underlying mechanism is not clear. In this study, we investigated the underlying relationship between the oxidant-sensitive mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway and vanadium-induced oxidative stress in oviduct magnum epithelial (OME) cells. Cultured OME cells were treated with 100 μmol L(-1) vanadium and/or MAPK inhibitors [P38 MAPK inhibitor, SB203580; extracellular regulated protein kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) inhibitor, U0126; c-JUN N-terminal kinases (JNK) inhibitor, SP600125]...
October 12, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
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