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Gabriela M Balarini, Eliana Zandonade, Leandro Tanure, Gilda A Ferreira, Wildner M Sardenberg, Érica V Serrano, Cleia C Dias, Túlio P Navarro, Hilde H Nordal, Piotr M Mydel, Johan G Brun, Karl A Brokstad, Eva Gerdts, Roland Jonsson, Valéria Valim
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify the association of carotid atherosclerosis with the traditional risk factors, disease features, cytokine profile, and calprotectin in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: 63 primary pSS patients and 63 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent carotid ultrasound, clinical and laboratory examination. The presence of carotid plaques was taken as carotid atherosclerosis. The covariates of carotid atherosclerosis were identified in univariate and multivariate regressions...
September 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz, Małgorzata Strycharz-Dudziak, Jakub Dworzański, Agnieszka Stec, Joanna Kocot
BACKGROUND: Each year approximately 6,000 new cases of head and neck cancer are registered in Poland. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) have been associated with tumour formation. Cytokines have been shown to play an important role both in inflammation and carcinogenesis and they can be detected in saliva and serum with ELISA assays. Salivary biomarkers may be used as markers of early cancer detection. The aim of this study was the analysis of the serum and salivary levels of IL-10, TNF-α, TGF-β and VEGF in patients with oropharyngeal cancer and in healthy individuals...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
Thanikul Srithunyarat, Odd V Höglund, Ragnvi Hagman, Ulf Olsson, Mats Stridsberg, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: The stress reaction induced by surgery and associated pain may be detrimental for patient recovery and should be minimized. The neuropeptide chromogranin A (CGA) has shown promise as a sensitive biomarker for stress in humans. Little is known about CGA and its derived peptides, catestatin (CST) and vasostatin (VS), in dogs undergoing surgery. The objectives of this study were to investigate and compare concentrations of CGA epitopes CST and VS, cortisol, body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, scores of the short form of the Glasgow composite measure pain scale (CMPS-SF) and visual analog scales (VAS) for stress and pain behavior in dogs before and after ovariohysterectomy...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Nynke Teeninga, Zheng Guan, Jasper Stevens, Joana E Kist-van Holthe, Mariëtte T Ackermans, Albert J van der Heijden, Ron H N van Schaik, Teun van Gelder, Jeroen Nauta
BACKGROUND: The relapse frequency in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) is highly variable despite standardized prednisolone treatment regimens. Existing evidence on the relationship between prednisolone pharmacokinetics (PK) and clinical response in children with NS is scarce and limited. The aim of this study was to develop a pediatric popPK model for prednisolone based on our previous model based on healthy adults using salivary measurements in children with NS and to correlate clinical outcome with between-subject variability in prednisolone exposure...
August 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
A J Yiu, A Kalejaiye, R L Amdur, H N Todd Hesham, B C Bandyopadhyay
To further define potential factors that may contribute to stone formation in salivary glands (sialolithiasis), a retrospective chart review was performed of patients diagnosed with sialolithiasis between March 1, 1998 and February 29, 2012. Information on salivary gland stone number, location and size, medical history, medications, and serum electrolyte levels were collected. Associations between electrolyte levels and stone characteristics (such as stone number and size) were examined. Fifty-nine patients were identified; their median age was 58 years (range 25-89 years) and most were male (95%)...
June 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
R S Zbinden, M Falk, A Münger, F Dohme-Meier, H A van Dorland, R M Bruckmaier, J J Gross
Herbage feeding with only little input of concentrates plays an important role in milk production in grassland dominated countries like Switzerland. The objective was to investigate the effects of a solely herbage-based diet and level of milk production on performance, and variables related to the metabolic, endocrine and inflammatory status to estimate the stress imposed on dairy cows. Twenty-five multiparous Holstein cows were divided into a control (C+, n = 13) and a treatment group (C-, n = 12), according to their previous lactation yield (4679-10 808 kg) from week 3 ante partum until week 8 post-partum (p...
March 9, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
N Jama, V Maphosa, L C Hoffman, V Muchenje
The study determined the effect of sex and time to slaughter on cortisol and creatine kinase levels, and pork quality in commercial crossbred pigs. Saliva samples were before collected transportation, on arrival at the abattoir, and after a 20 hour lairage period. Cortisol levels from saliva (SC), serum (SeC) and urine (UC) were determined. Creatine kinase (CK) levels were determined from serum samples. Fifteen boars vs. 15 gilts were immediately slaughtered on arrival (SOA), and the other 15 boars vs. 15 gilts were rested for 20 h before slaughter...
June 2016: Meat Science
Shaohua Song, Huiyu Tian, Xiufen Yang, Zhenjie Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) in patients with acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS), to evaluate the extent of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), and to explore its possible mechanism. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University from December 2010 to February 2012. The patients with ALI/ARDS were enrolled...
January 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Lynn A Gershan, Paul L Durham, Jaci Skidmore, Joshua Shimizu, Ryan J Cady, Xiaoming Sheng, Christopher G Maloney
INTRODUCTION: Objective measures of symptom response to integrated complementary approaches in pediatrics are evolving. The purpose of this study was to document the concentration range of salivary neuropeptides in healthy controls and in children with cancer, to explore correlations between serum and salivary measurements for Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) and Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP), and to determine whether there is a change in these salivary neuropeptide levels in response to integrated mind-body therapies...
August 2015: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
Brian Tang, Cathleen C Piazza, Danielle Dolezal, Martin T Stein
Leanna, a 10-year-old girl with autism, was hospitalized for severe malnutrition and 20 pound weight loss secondary to reduced intake over 4 months. Her food choices became increasingly restrictive to the point where she only ate certain types and brands of foods. She gradually stopped drinking and developed severe constipation and encopresis. A new behavior of collecting saliva in her mouth and spitting onto napkins also emerged. Vital signs and electrolytes were normal on admission. A nasogastric tube was placed because she refused to eat...
April 2011: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
F Halberg, G Cornélissen, R B Sothern, L A Scheving, W R Best
Col. Eugene L. (Gene) Kanabrocki, PhD, commanding officer of the 361st Medical Laboratory of the U.S. Army Reserve, together with Col. Lawrence E. (Larry) Scheving, Professor at the University of Arkansas, initiated in May 1969 a linked cross-sectional (hybrid) study at Fort Sam Houston, TX, to examine the oscillatory (circadian) nature of many physiological variables in a group of 13 army men, 22-28 years of age, anticipating that such data would serve, as indeed they did, as time-specified reference values in future investigations of health and aging...
2009: La Clinica Terapeutica
E L Kanabrocki, R B Sothern, L Sackett-Lundeen, M D Ryan, M Johnson, S Foley, S Dawson, T Ocasio, J B McCormick, E Haus, E Kaplan, B Nemchausky
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The first circadian study of the 361st Medical Laboratory, USAR, was conducted in May 1969 during the Annual Military Training at Brook Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The study was approved by the Surgeon General, 5th US Army, and was designed to establish a circadian database for 63 medically relevant variables of 13 young members of the Unit. The subsequent studies, all in the month of May, in 1979, 1988, 1993,1998, and 2003, followed the same protocol and were conducted at Edward Hines Jr...
November 2008: La Clinica Terapeutica
Mitsuko Yasuda, Hisamitsu Ide, Kumiko Furuya, Takashi Yoshii, Kojiro Nishio, Keisuke Saito, Shuji Isotani, Yutaka Kamiyama, Satoru Muto, Shigeo Horie
INTRODUCTION: Erectile and endothelial dysfunction are common pathologies of multiple cardiovascular risk factors and are considered longitudinal predictors of cardiovascular events. Oxidative stress and decreases in testosterone levels play an important role in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction. AIM: We sought to determine whether the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) was associated with individual levels of testosterone and oxidative stress, and whether treatment with a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor could reduce oxidative stress and increase testosterone availability...
June 2008: Journal of Sexual Medicine
G Lehne, B Haneberg, P Gaustad, P W Johansen, H Preus, T G Abrahamsen
The soluble branched yeast beta-1,3-D-glucan (SBG) belongs to a group of carbohydrate polymers known to exert potent immunomodulatory effects when administered to animals and humans. A new oral solution of SBG has been developed for local application to the oropharyngeal and oesophageal mucosa in order to strengthen the defence mechanisms against microbial and toxic influences. In the present study oral administration of SBG has been investigated primarily for assessment of safety and tolerability in an early phase human pharmacological study (phase I)...
January 2006: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
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