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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340138/a-life-without-worms
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Richard E Sanya, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Irene Andia Biraro, Harriet Mpairwe, Alison M Elliott
Worms have co-evolved with humans over millions of years. To survive, they manipulate host systems by modulating immune responses so that they cause (in the majority of hosts) relatively subtle harm. Anthelminthic treatment has been promoted as a measure for averting worm specific pathology and to mitigate subtle morbidities which may include effects on anaemia, growth, cognitive function and economic activity. With our changing environment marked by rapid population growth, urbanisation, better hygiene practices and anthelminthic treatment, there has been a decline in worm infections and other infectious diseases and a rise in non-communicable diseases such as allergy, diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
March 18, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336558/remnant-cholesterol-elicits-arterial-wall-inflammation-and-a-multilevel-cellular-immune-response-in-humans
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Sophie J Bernelot Moens, Simone L Verweij, Johan G Schnitzler, Lotte C A Stiekema, Merijn Bos, Anne Langsted, Carlijn Kuijk, Siroon Bekkering, Carlijn Voermans, Hein J Verberne, Børge G Nordestgaard, Erik S G Stroes, Jeffrey Kroon
OBJECTIVE: Mendelian randomization studies revealed a causal role for remnant cholesterol in cardiovascular disease. Remnant particles accumulate in the arterial wall, potentially propagating local and systemic inflammation. We evaluated the impact of remnant cholesterol on arterial wall inflammation, circulating monocytes, and bone marrow in patients with familial dysbetalipoproteinemia (FD). APPROACH AND RESULTS: Arterial wall inflammation and bone marrow activity were measured using (18)F-FDG PET/CT...
March 23, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335517/state-of-the-art-on-functional-virgin-olive-oils-enriched-with-bioactive-compounds-and-their-properties
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REVIEW
Patricia Reboredo-Rodríguez, María Figueiredo-González, Carmen González-Barreiro, Jesús Simal-Gándara, María Desamparados Salvador, Beatriz Cancho-Grande, Giuseppe Fregapane
Virgin olive oil, the main fat of the Mediterranean diet, is per se considered as a functional food-as stated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-due to its content in healthy compounds. The daily intake of endogenous bioactive phenolics from virgin olive oil is variable due to the influence of multiple agronomic and technological factors. Thus, a good strategy to ensure an optimal intake of polyphenols through habitual diet would be to produce enriched virgin olive oil with well-known bioactive polyphenols...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326084/hiv-infection-and-compromised-mucosal-immunity-oral-manifestations-and-systemic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Samantha E Heron, Shokrollah Elahi
Mucosal surfaces account for the vast majority of HIV transmission. In adults, HIV transmission occurs mainly by vaginal and rectal routes but rarely via oral route. By contrast, pediatric HIV infections could be as the result of oral route by breastfeeding. As such mucosal surfaces play a crucial role in HIV acquisition, and spread of the virus depends on its ability to cross a mucosal barrier. HIV selectively infects, depletes, and/or dysregulates multiple arms of the human immune system particularly at the mucosal sites and causes substantial irreversible damage to the mucosal barriers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316603/dose-dependent-induction-of-an-idiotypic-cascade-by-anti-glycosaminoglycan-monoclonal-antibody-in-apoe-mice-association-with-atheroprotection
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Roger Sarduy, Victor Brito, Adriana Castillo, Yosdel Soto, Tania Griñán, Sylvie Marleau, Ana María Vázquez
Atherosclerosis, the underlying pathology of most cardiovascular diseases, is triggered by the retention of apolipoprotein B (apoB)-containing lipoproteins in the arterial wall through electrostatic interactions with glycosaminoglycan (GAG) side chains of proteoglycans. Previously, we reported the antiatherogenic properties of the chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) chP3R99-LALA, which binds sulfated GAGs, inhibits low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-chondroitin sulfate (CS) association, and abrogates LDL oxidation and foam cell formation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315111/neighborhood-socioeconomic-status-and-health-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Jennifer W Robinette, Susan T Charles, Tara L Gruenewald
Higher income neighborhoods are associated with better health, a relation observed in many cross-sectional studies. However, prior research focused on the prevalence of health conditions, and examining the incidence of new health conditions may provide stronger support for a potential causal role of neighborhoods on health. We used the 2004 and 2014 waves of the Midlife in the United States Study (n = 1726; ages 34-83) to examine health condition incidence as a function of neighborhood income. Among participants who had lived in the same neighborhood across the time period, we hypothesized that higher neighborhood income would be associated with a lower incidence of health conditions ten years later...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285606/the-importance-of-dietary-dha-and-ara-in-early-life-a-public-health-perspective
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Stewart Forsyth, Sheila Gautier, Norman Salem
Although the literature on the contribution of DHA and arachidonic acid (ARA) to fundamental metabolic functions in brain, immune and cardiovascular systems is extensive, there is a lack of consensus on the need for explicit recommendations on dietary intake for both DHA and ARA during the early years of life. This review takes a public health perspective with the objective of ensuring that recommendations protect the most vulnerable children worldwide. Most studies on the effects of DHA and ARA in early life have been undertaken in high-income countries and this is reflected in policy recommendations...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282521/surgical-site-infections-in-patients-receiving-osteomyocutaneous-free-flaps-to-the-head-and-neck-does-choice-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-matter
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James Murphy, Amal Isaiah, Donita Dyalram, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The most appropriate prophylactic antibiotic for clean-and-contaminated head and neck osteomyocutaneous free flap (OFF) tissue transfer procedures is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the choice of perioperative antibiotic was related to recipient surgical site infection (SSI) in patients receiving an OFF to the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated SSI in relation to the perioperative antibiotic received from July 2010 through October 2013 at a tertiary care medical center...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281838/diagnostic-function-of-the-neuroinflammatory-biomarker-ykl-40-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Filippo Baldacci, Simone Lista, Enrica Cavedo, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Harald Hampel
Neuroinflammation is a crucial mechanism in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases pathophysiology. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) YKL-40 - an indicator of microglial activation - has recently been identified by proteomic studies as a candidate biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Areas covered: We review the impact of CSF YKL-40 as a pathophysiological biomarker for AD and other neurodegenerative diseases. CSF YKL-40 concentrations have been shown to predict progression from prodromal mild cognitive impairment to AD dementia...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253987/metabolic-syndrome-and-the-cellular-phase-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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S Pugazhenthi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive dysfunction and progressive neurodegeneration. The major hallmarks of AD pathology are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. However, AD often coexists with other brain microvascular lesions caused by comorbidities, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. The risk factors for these comorbidities are collectively referred to as metabolic syndrome (MetS). Clinical AD is preceded by decades of prodromal cellular phase...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247849/meta-analysis-of-the-usefulness-of-plasma-galectin-3-to-predict-the-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-in-the-general-population
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Tasnim F Imran, Hyun Joon Shin, Njambi Mathenge, Frank Wang, Bernard Kim, Jacob Joseph, J Michael Gaziano, Luc Djoussé
Galectin-3 is an emerging biomarker of myocardial fibrosis, inflammation, and immune response. We sought to examine the relation of plasma galectin-3 with cardiovascular (CVD) mortality, all-cause mortality, and incident heart failure (HF). We performed a literature search for all relevant publications using Ovid MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and other databases up to January 2016. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed risk of bias. We extracted hazard ratios (HRs) from regression models that adjusted for age, gender, race, body mass index, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, natriuretic peptides, and renal function, when available...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244829/regenerative-capacity-of-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-elderly-a-report-of-biomedical-outcomes
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Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Garza, Delia Elva Cruz-Vega
The occurrence of chronic diseases such as neurological, metabolic and cardiovascular degenerative disorders increases with age. Cell therapy is an emerging approach to the treatment of these conditions. Of particular interest is the application of autologous stem cells because it eliminates post-transplantation immune rejection and there are less ethical concerns associated with their use. The regenerative capacity of stem cells harvested from elderly people is however controversial. In this review, we analyze if self-renewal potential, differentiation capability and expression of stemness genes in stem cells collected from elderly patients validate their application in clinical trials and examine the results...
March 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241062/increased-breakdown-of-kynurenine-towards-its-neurotoxic-branch-in-bipolar-disorder
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Armin Birner, Martina Platzer, Susanne Astrid Bengesser, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Robert Queissner, Rene Pilz, Philipp Rauch, Alexander Maget, Carlo Hamm, Simone Herzog-Eberhard, Harald Mangge, Dietmar Fuchs, Natalie Moll, Sieglinde Zelzer, Gregor Schütze, Markus Schwarz, Bernd Reininghaus, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Eva Z Reininghaus
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic psychiatric disease which can take most different and unpredictable courses. It is accompanied by unspecific brainstructural changes and cognitive decline. The neurobiological underpinnings of these processes are still unclear. Emerging evidence suggests that tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs), which involve all metabolites of tryptophan towards the kynurenine (KYN) branch, are involved in the etiology as well as in the course of BD. They are proposed to be mediators of immune-inflammation and neurodegeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214147/simultaneous-idiopathic-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-characteristics-and-response-to-treatment
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Ferit Akil, Umur Yollu, Mehmet Yilmaz, H Murat Yener, Marlen Mamanov, Ender Inci
INTRODUCTION: The aetiology of sudden hearing loss is poorly defined; however, infectious, vascular and neoplastic aetiologies are presumed to be responsible. In addition, the aetiology of bilateral sudden hearing loss is also unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is identify the characteristics and treatment response of simultaneous bilateral sudden hearing loss. METHODS: This is a case-control study that practised in tertiary care academic centre...
January 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209472/role-of-antioxidants-in-horse-serum-mediated-vasculitis-in-swine-potential-relevance-to-early-treatment-in-mitigation-of-coronary-arteritis-in-kawasaki-disease
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Saji Philip, Wen-Chuan Lee, Kotturathu Mammen Cherian, Mei-Hwan Wu, Hung-Chi Lue
BACKGROUND: Horse serum-induced immune complex coronary vasculitis in swine is the first experimental model to mimic most of the pictures of Kawasaki disease. Immune complex mechanism has been implicated as one of the possible mechanisms in the pathogenesis of vasculitis in Kawasaki disease. Antioxidants have a significant role in the reduction of cardiovascular diseases in both human and animal studies. We tried giving vitamins A, E, and C to treat immune complex vasculitis, in the hope of mitigating coronary vasculitis in Kawasaki disease...
December 18, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205331/new-insights-to-the-mechanisms-underlying-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Mahdi Mahmoudi, Saeed Aslani, Reza Fadaei, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory circumstance, which has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although RA management has been promoted, mortality rate due to CVD remains remarkable. Approximately, 50% of premature death cases in RA are attributable to CVD. RA patients develop atherosclerosis in a greater amount than the general population. Moreover, atherosclerotic lesions develop rapidly in RA patients and might be more susceptible to rupture. The inflammatory condition of RA, such as cytokines, abnormally activated immune cells, play a role in the initiation, perpetuation and exacerbation of atherosclerosis...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162824/impact-of-vaccination-on-influenza-mortality-in-children-5years-old-in-mexico
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Evelyn L Sánchez-Ramos, Joel Monárrez-Espino, Daniel E Noyola
BACKGROUND: Influenza is a leading cause of respiratory tract infections among children. In Mexico, influenza vaccination was included in the National Immunization Program since 2004. However, the population health effects of the vaccine on children have not been fully described. Thus, we estimated the impact of influenza immunization in terms of mortality associated with this virus among children younger than 5years of age in Mexico. METHODS: Mortality rates and years of life lost associated with influenza were estimated using national mortality register data for the period 1998-2012...
February 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144275/serum-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-impairs-human-coronary-endothelial-cell-migration
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Michał Hoffmann, Jacek Wolf, Anna Szyndler, Prachi Singh, Virend K Somers, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial cell migration and proliferation play an important role in the growth and development of new blood vessels and endothelium healing. This process occurs in response to injury, inflammation and immune reactions. Dysfunction of the endothelium may play a significant role in development and progression of cardiovascular disease related to sleep-disordered breathing. The aim of our study was to evaluate the chemo-attractant activity of serum from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and normal subjects on coronary artery endothelial cell migration...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131785/nivolumab-in-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-after-platinum-therapy-checkmate-275-a-multicentre-single-arm-phase-2-trial
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Padmanee Sharma, Margitta Retz, Arlene Siefker-Radtke, Ari Baron, Andrea Necchi, Jens Bedke, Elizabeth R Plimack, Daniel Vaena, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Sergio Bracarda, José Ángel Arranz, Sumanta Pal, Chikara Ohyama, Abdel Saci, Xiaotao Qu, Alexandre Lambert, Suba Krishnan, Alex Azrilevich, Matthew D Galsky
BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma have a dismal prognosis and few treatment options after first-line chemotherapy. Responses to second-line treatment are uncommon. We assessed nivolumab, a fully human IgG4 PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor antibody, for safety and activity in patients with metastatic or surgically unresectable urothelial carcinoma whose disease progressed or recurred despite previous treatment with at least one platinum-based chemotherapy regimen...
March 2017: Lancet Oncology
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