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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449090/clinical-and-molecular-characteristics-and-burden-of-kidney-cancer-among-hispanics-and-native-americans-steps-toward-precision-medicine
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Ken Batai, Andrew Bergersen, Elinora Price, Kieran Hynes, Nathan A Ellis, Benjamin R Lee
Cancer disparities in Native Americans (NAs) and Hispanic Americans (HAs) vary significantly in terms of cancer incidence and mortality rates across geographic regions. This review reports that kidney and renal pelvis cancers are unevenly affecting HAs and NAs compared to European Americans of non-Hispanic origin, and that currently there is significant need for improved data and reporting to be able to advance toward genomic-based precision medicine for the assessment of such cancers in these medically underserved populations...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439738/dietary-inflammatory-index-a-potent-association-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-patients-candidate-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-cabg-surgery
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Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Mahdi Najafi
BACKGROUND: Recently, the clinical importance of dietary inflammatory index (DII) in predicting the inflammatory potential of diet and its role in pathogenesis of several chronic disease including some types of cancers, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and renal disease has been proposed. However, its association with the disease severity and progression and cardio-metabolic risk factors among patients candidate for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has not been evaluated yet...
February 13, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439674/establishing-a-clinical-phenotype-for-cachexia-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-study-protocol
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Joanne Reid, Helen R Noble, Gary Adamson, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, John Mallett, C McKeaveney, S Porter, David S Seres, Joanne Shields, Adrian Slee, Miles D Witham, Alexander P Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Surveys using traditional measures of nutritional status indicate that muscle wasting is common among persons with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Up to 75% of adults undergoing maintenance dialysis show some evidence of muscle wasting. ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. At present, only limited data are available on the classification of wasting experienced by persons with ESKD...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429312/programmed-shared-medical-appointments
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Garry Egger, John Stevens, Christopher Ganora, Bob Morgan
BACKGROUND: In 2013, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) introduced shared medical appointments (SMAs) for managing chronic disease in clinical practice. The popularity of SMAs has increased with the shift towards a Health Care Homes model. Programmed shared medical appointments (PSMAs) are an extension of the standard SMA model, designed to help manage more complex and specific chronic disease issues. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the process of PSMAs and consider their use in primary care...
January 2018: Aust J Gen Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427767/an-assessment-of-the-relationship-of-physical-activity-obesity-and-chronic-diseases-conditions-between-active-obese-and-sedentary-normal-weight-american-women-in-a-national-sample
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J R Pharr, C A Coughenour, T J Bungum
OBJECTIVE: Obesity and physical inactivity are associated with increased rates of chronic diseases and conditions. However, the 'fit but fat' theory posits that cardiopulmonary fitness (or physical activity) can mitigate risks to health associated with obesity. The purpose of this study was to compare chronic diseases and conditions of highly active/obese women with inactive/normal weight women. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study of the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data...
February 7, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427001/association-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-subsequent-risk-of-bladder-cancer-an-asian-population-cohort-study
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Chu-Wen Fang, Cheng-Hsi Liao, Shih-Chi Wu, Chih-Hsin Muo
OBJECTIVES: Few studies discussed the link between benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and bladder cancer. We performed this cohort study to investigate whether there is an association between BPH and subsequent risk of bladder cancer. METHODS: We identified 35,092 study subjects including 17546 BPH patients and 17546 comparisons from the National Health Insurance database. The comparison cohort was frequency matched with age and index-year. We measured subsequent bladder cancer rates (per 1000 person-years) in two cohorts...
February 9, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424300/targeting-the-folate-receptor-improving-efficacy-in-inorganic-medicinal-chemistry
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Pauraic Mc Carron, Aisling Crowley, Denis O'Shea, Malachy McCann, Orla Howe, Mary Hunt, Michael Devereux
The discovery of the high-affinity, high-specificity folate receptor in mamalian kidney cells, coupled with the ability of folate to enter cells by folate receptor-mediated endocytosis and the subsequent elucidation of the folate receptor's overexpression in specific cancer cell types; heralded the arrival of the area of chemotherapeutic folate targeting. The application of purely organic folate-based small-molecule drug conjugates that selectively target the folate receptor, which is over expressed in several diseases such as cancer, is well established...
February 9, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423198/micrornas-a-new-avenue-to-understand-investigate-and-treat-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
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Haresh Selvaskandan, Izabella Pawluczyk, Jonathan Barratt
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most common cause of primary glomerulonephritis worldwide. Up to 30% of cases develop the progressive form of the disease, eventually requiring renal replacement therapy. Diagnosis and risk stratification relies on an invasive kidney biopsy and management options are limited, with recurrence following renal transplantation being common. Thus the quest to understand the pathophysiology of IgAN has been one of great importance. MicroRNAs (miRs) are short nucleotides that suppress gene expression by hybridizing to the 3' untranslated region of messenger RNA (mRNAs), promoting mRNA degradation or disrupting translation...
February 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420166/curcumin-mediated-regulation-of-intestinal-barrier-function-the-mechanism-underlying-its-beneficial-effects
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Siddhartha S Ghosh, Hongliang He, Jing Wang, Todd W Gehr, Shobha Ghosh
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-proliferative properties established largely by in vitro studies. Accordingly, oral administration of curcumin beneficially modulates many diseases including diabetes, fatty-liver disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, cancer and neurological disorders such as depression, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. However, limited bioavailability and inability to detect curcumin in circulation or target tissues has hindered the validation of a causal role. We established curcumin-mediated decrease in the release of gut bacteria-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into circulation by maintaining the integrity of the intestinal barrier function as the mechanism underlying the attenuation of metabolic diseases (diabetes, atherosclerosis, kidney disease) by curcumin supplementation precluding the need for curcumin absorption...
January 8, 2018: Tissue Barriers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416818/clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-ten-patients-with-renal-failure-caused-by-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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Wei Zhang, Feng Xue, Cui Wang, Leping Shao
IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RPF) is a newly recognized entity which often mimics cancer. We aimed to investigate the clinical features and the causes of renal failure, as well as to explore the factors affecting the prognosis of renal function by analysis of the clinical data of patients with IgG4-RPF. We reviewed clinical features of 10 patients with renal failure caused by IgG4-RPF, which was confirmed by pathology review and clinic-pathologic correlations. All patients were male, and the mean age at onset was 64...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412713/mortality-disparities-in-racial-ethnic-minority-groups-in-the-veterans-health-administration-an-evidence-review-and-map
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Kim Peterson, Johanna Anderson, Erin Boundy, Lauren Ferguson, Ellen McCleery, Kallie Waldrip
BACKGROUND: Continued racial/ethnic health disparities were recently described as "the most serious and shameful health care issue of our time." Although the 2014 US Affordable Care Act-mandated national insurance coverage expansion has led to significant improvements in health care coverage and access, its effects on life expectancy are not yet known. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest US integrated health care system, has a sustained commitment to health equity that addresses all 3 stages of health disparities research: detection, understanding determinants, and reduction or elimination...
March 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394358/treatment-outcomes-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-taiwan-tackling-loss-to-follow-up
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Ming-Chih Yu, Chen-Yuan Chiang, Jen-Jyh Lee, Shun-Tien Chien, Chou-Jui Lin, Shih-Wei Lee, Chih-Bin Lin, Wen-Ta Yang, Ying-Hsun Wu, Yi-Wen Huang
Background: The proportion of treatment success among multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients enrolled between 1992 and 1996 was 51.2%, and that among patients enrolled between 2000 and April 2007 was 61%. To address the challenge of MDR-TB, the Taiwan MDR-TB Consortium (TMTC) was established in May 2007. To assess the performance of the TMTC, we analyzed the data of patients enrolled in its first 5 years. Methods: Comprehensive care was provided at no cost to patients, who were usually hospitalized for one month initially...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386192/cancer-risk-associated-with-chronic-diseases-and-disease-markers-prospective-cohort-study
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Huakang Tu, Chi Pang Wen, Shan Pou Tsai, Wong-Ho Chow, Christopher Wen, Yuanqing Ye, Hua Zhao, Min Kuang Tsai, Maosheng Huang, Colin P Dinney, Chwen Keng Tsao, Xifeng Wu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the independent and joint associations of major chronic diseases and disease markers with cancer risk and to explore the benefit of physical activity in reducing the cancer risk associated with chronic diseases and disease markers. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Standard medical screening program in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS: 405 878 participants, for whom cardiovascular disease markers (blood pressure, total cholesterol, and heart rate), diabetes, chronic kidney disease markers (proteinuria and glomerular filtration rate), pulmonary disease, and gouty arthritis marker (uric acid) were measured or diagnosed according to standard methods, were followed for an average of 8...
January 31, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384415/sub-clinical-kidney-injury-induced-by-repeated-cisplatin-administration-results-in-progressive-chronic-kidney-disease
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Cierra N Sharp, Mark A Doll, Judit Megyesi, Gabrielle B Oropilla, Levi J Beverly, Leah J Siskind
Cisplatin is used to treat many solid cancers, but its dose-limiting side effect is nephrotoxicity, causing acute kidney injury in 30% of patients. Previously, we have developed a mouse model that better recapitulates the cisplatin dosing regimen humans receive, and found that repeated dosing of cisplatin induces interstitial renal fibrosis. Chronic kidney disease is progressive and is characterized by chronic inflammation, worsening interstitial fibrosis, development of glomerulosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382104/action-of-phytochemicals-on-insulin-signaling-pathways-accelerating-glucose-transporter-glut4-protein-translocation
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Abu Sadat Md Sayem, Aditya Arya, Hamed Karimian, Narendiran Krishnasamy, Ameya Ashok Hasamnis, Chowdhury Faiz Hossain
Diabetes is associated with obesity, generally accompanied by a chronic state of oxidative stress and redox imbalances which are implicated in the progression of micro- and macro-complications like heart disease, stroke, dementia, cancer, kidney failure and blindness. All these complications rise primarily due to consistent high blood glucose levels. Insulin and glucagon help to maintain the homeostasis of glucose and lipids through signaling cascades. Pancreatic hormones stimulate translocation of the glucose transporter isoform 4 (GLUT4) from an intracellular location to the cell surface and facilitate the rapid insulin-dependent storage of glucose in muscle and fat cells...
January 28, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371286/association-of-chronic-kidney-disease-with-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-nationwide-taiwan-population-based-cohort-study
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Yu-Feng Wei, Jung-Yueh Chen, Ho-Shen Lee, Jiun-Ting Wu, Chi-Kuei Hsu, Yao-Chun Hsu
OBJECTIVE: Our population-based research aimed to clarify the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and mortality risk in patients with lung cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study SETTING: National health insurance research database in Taiwan PARTICIPANTS: All (n=1 37 077) Taiwanese residents who were diagnosed with lung cancer between 1997 and 2012 were identified. Eligible patients with baseline CKD (n=2269) were matched with controls (1:4, n=9076) without renal disease according to age, sex and the index day of lung cancer diagnosis...
January 24, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369158/the-growing-burden-of-non-communicable-disease-among-persons-living-with-hiv-in-zimbabwe
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Mikaela Smit, Jack Olney, Nathan P Ford, Marco Vitoria, Simon Gregson, Anna Vassall, Timothy B Hallett
OBJECTIVES: We aim to characterise the future noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden in Zimbabwe to identify future health system priorities. METHODS: We developed an individual-based multidisease model for Zimbabwe, simulating births, deaths, infection with HIV and progression, and key NCD (asthma, chronic kidney disease (CKD), depression, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, breast, cervical, colorectal, liver, oesophageal, prostate and all other cancers). The model was parameterised using national and regional surveillance and epidemiological data...
January 23, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367259/pharmacogenomics-of-chemically-distinct-classes-of-keap1-nrf2-activators-identify-common-and-unique-gene-protein-and-pathway-responses-in-vivo
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Ryan S Wible, Quynh T Tran, Samreen Fathima, Carrie Hayes Sutter, Thomas W Kensler, Thomas R Sutter
The Keap1-Nrf2 signaling pathway is the subject of several clinical trials evaluating the effects of Nrf2 activation on the prevention of cancer, diabetes, and the treatment of chronic kidney disease and multiple sclerosis. 3H-1,2-dithiole-3-thione (D3T) and 1-[2-cyano-3,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl]imidazole (CDDO-Im) are representative members of two distinct series of Nrf2 chemical activators. Previous reports have described activator-specific effects on Nrf2-dependent gene regulation and physiological outcomes...
January 24, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352444/activation-of-the-anti-aging-and-cognition-enhancing-gene-klotho-by-crispr-dcas9-transcriptional-effector-complex
#19
Ci-Di Chen, Ella Zeldich, Yuexuan Li, Andrea Yuste, Carmela R Abraham
Multiple lines of evidence show that the anti-aging and cognition-enhancing protein Klotho fosters neuronal survival, increases the anti-oxidative stress defense, and promotes remyelination of demyelinated axons. Thus, upregulation of the Klotho gene can potentially alleviate the symptoms and/or prevent the progression of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Here we used a CRISPR-dCas9 complex to investigate single-guide RNA (sgRNA) targeting the Klotho promoter region for efficient transcriptional activation of the Klotho gene...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350175/update-on-the-nephrotoxicity-of%C3%A2-novel%C3%A2-anticancer-agents%C3%A2
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Eliezer Zachary Nussbaum, Mark A Perazella
Anticancer drug-induced kidney disease is a problem commonly encountered by nephrologists. The number of medications employed by oncologists causing acute and chronic kidney injury as well as electrolyte and acid-base disturbances has increased significantly over the past several decades. While conventional chemotherapeutic drugs induce a number of kidney lesions, emergence of very effective and well-tolerated targeted therapies and novel immunotherapies has increased the occurrence of drug-induced acute and chronic kidney injury in cancer patients...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
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