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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727628/replication-confirms-the-association-of-loci-in-foxe1-pde8b-capzb-and-pde10a-with-thyroid-traits-a-genetics-of-diabetes-audit-and-research-tayside-study
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Enrique Soto-Pedre, Moneeza K Siddiqui, Alex S Doney, Colin N A Palmer, Ewan R Pearson, Graham P Leese
OBJECTIVE: Replication of associations in genome-wide association studies is desirable to ensure that such signals are potentially clinically meaningful. This study aimed to replicate associations of selected single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with hypothyroidism and serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) using electronic medical records (EMRs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among patients of European Caucasian ethnicity from the Genetics of Diabetes Audit and Research Tayside recruited in Tayside (Scotland, UK)...
July 19, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713269/the-emerging-role-for-zinc-in-depression-and-psychosis
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Matthew A Petrilli, Thorsten M Kranz, Karine Kleinhaus, Peter Joe, Mara Getz, Porsha Johnson, Moses V Chao, Dolores Malaspina
Zinc participation is essential for all physiological systems, including neural functioning, where it participates in a myriad of cellular processes. Converging clinical, molecular, and genetic discoveries illuminate key roles for zinc homeostasis in association with clinical depression and psychosis which are not yet well appreciated at the clinical interface. Intracellular deficiency may arise from low circulating zinc levels due to dietary insufficiency, or impaired absorption from aging or medical conditions, including alcoholism...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706364/prediction-of-preeclampsia-in-early-pregnancy-by-estimating-the-spot-urinary-albumin-creatinine-ratio
#3
Nupur Gupta, Taru Gupta, Deepti Asthana
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a spot urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) measured before 20 weeks of gestation can predict subsequent development of preeclampsia. METHODS: The ACR was determined from midstream urine sample taken between 17 and 20 weeks of gestation. Urine albumin was measured by immunoturbidimetric method using commercially available kit (Beckman Coulter) through Beckman AU 480 fully automated biochemistry analyzer. Urine creatinine was measured by modified kinetic Jaffe reaction without deproteinization...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699985/glycated-albumin-a-potential-biomarker-in-diabetes
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Priscila Aparecida Correa Freitas, Lethicia Rozales Ehlert, Joíza Lins Camargo
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic and metabolic disease that presents a high global incidence. Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) is the reference test for long-term glucose monitoring, and it exhibits an association with diabetic chronic complications. However, A1C is not recommended in clinical situations which may interfere with the metabolism of hemoglobin, such as in hemolytic, secondary or iron deficiency anemia, hemoglobinopathies, pregnancy, and uremia. The glycated albumin (GA) is a test that reflects short-term glycemia and is not influenced by situations that falsely alter A1C levels...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699503/metabolic-syndrome-sex-related-cardiovascular-risk-and-therapeutic-approach
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Francesca Santilli, Damiano D'Ardes, Maria Teresa Guagnano, Giovanni Davi
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). According to several meta-analyses, it has been shown that the cardiovascular (CV) risk conferred by the MetS is higher in women in comparison with men . There are many possible reasons to explain a higher CV risk in women with MetS: the most important differences can be attributed to distribution of central adiposity, lipid profile and hormones, but also differences in platelet biology and biochemistry play an important role...
July 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693595/biochemical-characterization-and-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-revealed-melicope-lunu-ankenda-leaf-extract-a-potent-anti-diabetic-agent-in-rats
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Mizher Hezam Al-Zuaidy, Muhammad Waseem Mumtaz, Azizah Abdul Hamid, Amin Ismail, Suhaila Mohamed, Ahmad Faizal Abdul Razis
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by continuous hyperglycemia associated with insulin resistance and /or reduced insulin secretion. There is an emerging trend regarding the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Melicope lunu-ankenda (ML) is one of the Melicope species belonging to the family Rutaceae. In traditional medicines, its leaves and flowers are known to exhibit prodigious health benefits. The present study aimed at investigating anti-diabetic effect of Melicope lunu-ankenda (ML) leaves extract...
July 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690227/-association-between-the-changes-in-ideal-cardiovascular-health-status-and-the-decline-of-glomerular-filtration-rates-in-medical-examination-people
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Yaqin Wang, Pingting Yang, Xia Cao, Liuxin Wu, Zhiheng Chen
To explore the association between the changes in ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) indices and the renal function.
 Methods: The retrospective cohort study consisted of 837 Chinese individuals from Department of Health Management in the Third Xiangya Hospital. The general information, anthropometry and blood biochemistry were obtained for all subjects from 2008 to 2014, respectively. The 6-year changes of 7 ideal CVH metrics defined by American Heart Association and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were calculated...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680359/screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-adult-males-in-vojvodina-a-cross-sectional-study
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Velibor Čabarkapa, Branislava Ilinčić, Mirjana Đerić, Isidora Radosavkić, Mirko Šipovac, Jan Sudji, Veljko Petrović
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most significant global health problems accompanied by numerous complicatons, with constant increase in the number of affected people. This number is much higher in early phases of disease and patients are mostly asymptomatic, so early detection of CKD is crucial. The aim was examination of the prevalence of CKD in the general population of males in Vojvodina, based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), and exploring the determinants and awareness of CKD...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676445/metformin-reduces-intrahepatic-fibrosis-and-intrapulmonary-shunts-in-biliary-cirrhotic-rats
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Mu-Tzu Ko, Hui-Chun Huang, Wen-Shin Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, I-Fang Hsin, Shao-Jung Hsu, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ching-Chih Chang, Shou-Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis causes portal hypertension which dilates collateral vasculature and enhances extra-hepatic angiogenesis including intrapulmonary shunts, which subsequently complicates with hepatopulmonary syndrome. Metformin is an anti-diabetic agent which possesses anti-inflammation and anti-angiogenesis properties. This study evaluated the effect of metformin treatment on liver and lung in a non-diabetic rat model with biliary cirrhosis induced via common bile duct ligation (CBDL)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662815/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-a-colombian-population-with-psoriasis
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A Argote, O Mora-Hernández, L Milena Aponte, D I Barrera-Chaparro, L M Muñoz-Ruiz, L Giraldo-Mordecay, D Camargo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis is now known to have a relevant association with metabolic syndrome and its components. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and increased carotid intima-media thickness in psoriasis patients seen in the dermatology department of a quaternary hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study of psoriasis patients aged over 18 years seen in the dermatology department of Hospital de San José in Bogota, Colombia, between March and August, 2015...
June 26, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641786/association-of-apolipoprotein-ciii-apoc-iii-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-with-type-2-diabetes
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Sharon Li Ting Pek, Chee Fang Sum, Lee Ying Yeoh, Simon Biing Ming Lee, Wern Ee Tang, Su Chi Lim, Subramaniam Tavintharan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Apart from hyperglycemia, its pathogenesis is poorly understood. Apolipoprotein-CIII (apoC-III) associated with triglyceride metabolism, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Its role in DPN is not well-established. We studied the associations of apoC-III, endothelial function and DPN. METHODS: In patients with T2D, anthropometric data, fasting blood, and urine were collected for biochemistry and urine albumin/creatinine measurements (uACR)...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639130/vitamin-c-improves-gastroparesis-in-diabetic-rats-effects-on-gastric-contractile-responses-and-oxidative-stress
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Luisa Mota Da Silva, Rita de Cássia Melo Vilhena de Andrade Fonseca da Silva, Daniele Maria-Ferreira, Olair Carlos Beltrame, José Eduardo da Silva-Santos, Maria Fernanda de Paula Werner
BACKGROUND: Diabetic gastroparesis is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, which mainly affects women. Previous studies have demonstrated that oxidative stress is involved in its onset and development. AIMS: This study evaluated the role of vitamin C on diabetes-associated gastric dysmotility. METHODS: Female rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes were treated with vehicle (water, 1 mL/kg, p.o.), vitamin C (300 mg/kg/day, p.o.), or insulin (6 IU/day, s...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611143/retroperitoneal-haemangiopericytoma
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Mustafa Resorlu, Canan Akgun Toprak, Muhsin Ozgun Ozturk, Muhammet Arslan
A 55-year-old woman, diagnosed with a renal mass by abdominal ultrasonography (USG) in an external medical centre, presented to our hospital. The medical history was unremarkable except for diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The haemogram and urine tests were normal. The only pathology revealed in routine biochemistry tests was increased glucose level (164 mg/dL). The repeat USG performed in our hospital revealed a solid hypoechoic mass lesion approximately 4 cm in diameter closely adjacent to the right kidney...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
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Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592100/-the-association-between-aflatoxin-exposure-and-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risks-a-case-control-study-in-chongqing
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C F Zheng, H Zeng, J Wang, H Lin, X B Feng, J A Chen, Z Q Qiu, J H Luo, A W Xu, L Q Wang, Y Tan, S Chen, P Jiang, W Q Shu
Objective: To investigate the association between aflatoxin exposure and primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC) development. Methods: From December 2013 to May 2016, we selected 214 patients newly diagnosed with PHC as cases, and 214 patients as controls from three hospitals in Chongqing. Cases were confirmed with PHC diagnosis standard. And cases caused by clear reasons such as drug-induced liver injury, alcoholic liver damage, fatty liver and gallstones etiology, were excluded. Controls were included with no cancer and no digestive system disease, and recruited simultaneously with cases...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539737/preclinical-toxicological-evaluation-of-idm01-the-botanical-composition-of-4-hydroxyisoleucine-and-trigonelline-based-standardized-fenugreek-seed-extract
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Pallavi O Deshpande, Vishwaraman Mohan, Prasad Arvind Thakurdesai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate acute oral toxicity (AOT), subchronic (90-day repeated dose) toxicity, mutagenicity, and genotoxicity potential of IDM01, the botanical composition of 4-hydroxyisoleucine- and trigonelline-based standardized fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L) seed extract in laboratory rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The AOT and subchronic (90-day repeated dose) toxicity were evaluated using Sprague-Dawley rats as per the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines No...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526011/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-survival-in-patients-treated-with-metformin-an-observational-cohort-study
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Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M Colhoun, Helen Looker
BACKGROUND: Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as a proxy for lactic acidosis and whether survival among those with AKI varied by metformin exposure. METHODS: All individuals with type 2 diabetes and available prescribing data between 2004 and 2013 in Tayside, Scotland were included. The electronic health record for diabetes which includes issued prescriptions was linked to laboratory biochemistry, hospital admission, death register and Scottish Renal Registry data...
May 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514403/-chronic-constipation-in-the-practice-of-a-therapist-features-of-therapy-for-comorbidity
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A A Svistunov, M A Osadchuk, L I Butorova, G M Tokmulina
AIM: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of laxatives with different pharmacological effects in the combination therapy in patients with chronic constipation (CC) concurrent with obesity, hypertensive disease, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 110 people (45 men, 65 women) aged 45 to 72 years with CC in the presence of concomitant diseases: grade 1 or 2 hypertensive disease + obesity + type 2 DM. The investigators determined the severity of abdominal pain syndrome and flatulence, by indicating the mean frequency of defecations per week and fecal consistency according to the Bristol stool scale; anthropometric parameters; serum biochemistry tests; and serum lipoprotein phenotyping...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502636/diabetogenic-agent-alloxan-is-a-proteasome-inhibitor
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Wenjuan Zhou, Lingling Wei, Ting Xiao, Chunyou Lai, Min Peng, Lingli Xu, Xiangwei Luo, Shaoping Deng, Fengxue Zhang
Alloxan has been used as a diabetogenic agent to induce diabetes. It selectively induces pancreatic β-cell death. The specific toxicity, however, is not fully understood. In this study, we observed the effect of alloxan on proteasome function. We found that alloxan caused the accumulation of ubiquitinated proteins in NRK cells through the inhibition of the proteolytic activities of the proteasome. Biochemistry experiments with purified 26S and 20S proteasomes revealed that alloxan directly acts on the chymotrypsin- and trypsin-like peptidase activities...
May 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502492/low-levels-of-apoa1-improve-risk-prediction-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Xing Wu, Zhexin Yu, Wen Su, Daniel A Isquith, Moni B Neradilek, Ning Lu, Fusheng Gu, Hongwei Li, Xue-Qiao Zhao
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reported to be a major public health crisis in China. OBJECTIVE: We examined the incidence of new T2DM over 4 years for association of clinical factors and lipids with development of T2DM in a community-based population. METHODS: We included 923 Chinese subjects who participated in community-organized health checkout in both 2009 and 2013. Health history was collected; physical examination was performed; biochemistry, lipids, and glucose were measured...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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