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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333238/clustering-of-pcos-like-traits-in-naturally-hyperandrogenic-female-rhesus-monkeys
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D H Abbott, B H Rayome, D A Dumesic, K C Lewis, A K Edwards, K Wallen, M E Wilson, S E Appt, J E Levine
STUDY QUESTION: Do naturally occurring, hyperandrogenic (≥1 SD of population mean testosterone, T) female rhesus monkeys exhibit traits typical of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Hyperandrogenic female monkeys exhibited significantly increased serum levels of androstenedione (A4), 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), estradiol (E2), LH, antimullerian hormone (AMH), cortisol, 11-deoxycortisol and corticosterone, as well as increased uterine endometrial thickness and evidence of reduced fertility, all traits associated with PCOS...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332406/continuous-glucose-monitor-interference-with-commonly-prescribed-medications
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Ananda Basu, Michael Q Slama, Wayne T Nicholson, Loralie Langman, Thomas Peyser, Rickey Carter, Rita Basu
BACKGROUND: Reliability of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) is a prerequisite for therapeutic dosing of insulin without the need for confirmatory blood glucose meter measurements. Interference of CGMs with commonly prescribed substances has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We sought to undertake a novel pilot study to determine the susceptibility of FDA-approved CGM systems (Medtronic Guardian Sof-Sensor, Dexcom G4 Platinum) to erroneous readings in the presence of common medications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328679/results-of-a-multicenter-prospective-pivotal-trial-of-the-first-inline-continuous-glucose-monitor-in-critically-ill-patients
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Grant V Bochicchio, Stan Nasraway, Laura Moore, Anthony Furnary, Eden Nohra, Kelly Bochicchio
INTRODUCTION: We have previously demonstrated that tight glycemic control (80-120 mg/dl) improves outcome in critically injured patients. However, many centers have gotten away from aggressive glucose control due to the workload and risk of hypoglycemia. The objective of this pivotal trial is to evaluate the first in human continuous inline glucose monitor (OptiScanner) in critically ill patients. METHODS: A multicenter pivotal trial was conducted over a 1 year period (2014-2015) at 4 major academic centers in 200 critically ill patients...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326795/digital-health-care-by-in-silico-glycation-of-hba1-blood-cells
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James M Minor, Leslie M Rickey, Richard M Bergenstal
BACKGROUND: Diabetes health care relies on the HbA1c (A1c) assay and associated average glucose (AG) to evaluate and control chronic glycemia. However, the A1c assay is plagued with significant noise, lag time, and specificity issues. Current studies support the significant health care advantage of clinical action based on real-time blood glucose (BG) metrics. We seek to improve diabetes management by directly relating such metrics to AG levels as mediated by recently discovered recurrent endocrine cycles...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322358/inhibitory-effects-of-nitrite-on-acid-%C3%A2-production-in-dental-plaque-in-children
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Yuji Yamamoto, Jumpei Washio, Koichi Shimizu, Koei Igarashi, Nobuhiro Takahashi
PURPOSE: To assess the inhibitory effects of nitrite on plaque acidogenicity and its relationship with caries experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Plaque (2 μl) was collected from 76 children (age 5.8 = 2.6 years, dmft = 2.9 = 3.5, DMTF = 0.6 = 1.4) and mixed with nitrite solution (final concentration = 0.63 mM) or distilled water (control). The initial pH (pH-0) of each sample was measured using a portable pH meter. The samples were incubated for 10 min, then their pH (pH-1) was measured again...
March 20, 2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303678/schooling-diabetes-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-and-remote-monitors-in-the-home-and-school-settings
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Christine Erie, Michelle A Van Name, Kate Weyman, Stuart A Weinzimer, Jennifer Finnegan, Kristin Sikes, William V Tamborlane, Jennifer L Sherr
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in type 1 diabetes (T1D) management, achieving targeted glycemic control in pediatric patients remains a struggle. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with remote access holds the promise to address this challenge by allowing caregivers to monitor glucose, even when the child is not directly under their supervision. OBJECTIVE: To explore real-time and remote CGM practices in homes and schools, including caregiver expectations regarding this technology...
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303514/euglycemic-ketosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-on-sglt2-inhibitor-therapy-an-emerging-problem-and-solutions-offered-by-diabetes-technology
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A Pfützner, D Klonoff, L Heinemann, N Ejskjaer, J Pickup
Diabetic ketoacidosis is an infrequent but life-threatening acute complication of diabetes, affecting predominantly patients with type 1 diabetes, children, and pregnant women, where ketosis is usually associated with marked hyperglycemia. Recently, an increasing number of cases have been reported of euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 2 diabetes receiving sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor treatment in routine practice. There is a minor, but not negligible diabetic ketoacidosis risk associated with this drug class, which was not seen in randomized clinical trials...
March 17, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299683/enzymatic-detection-of-traumatic-brain-injury-related-biomarkers
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Brittney A Cardinell, Jeffrey T La Belle
Electrochemical detection methods have been popular in the medical diagnostics field. Several well-known devices such as the self-monitoring blood glucose meter have relied on electrochemical techniques for their sensitivity, and ability to make direct measurements without optical labels. Currently, no point-of-care or handheld diagnostic tool exists to quantify the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We have shown that enzymatic detection of norepinephrine (NE), a biomarker which can indicate TBI severity, using impedance-based electrochemical techniques can achieve the required sensitivity, ∼100 pg/mL...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261940/establishing-the-feasibility-of-a-community-and-primary-health-care-intervention-to-raise-awareness-of-symptoms-of-type-1-diabetes-the-early-detection-of-type-1-diabetes-in-youth-eddy-study
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J Townson, J W Gregory, L Cowley, D Gallagher, S Channon, M Robling, D Williams, C Hughes, S Murphy, L Lowes
AIMS: To design, develop, and evaluate the feasibility of delivering a multi-component community based intervention to parents and primary health care professionals to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in childhood in 3 adjoining borough counties of South Wales. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parent and primary health care advisory groups were established to design the intervention. Qualitative interviews with stakeholders and parents assessed the acceptability, feasibility and any potential impact of the intervention...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260748/effect-of-obesity-on-fasting-blood-sugar
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R Akter, A Nessa, M F Husain, F Wahed, N Khatun, M Yesmin, S Nasreen, T Tajkia
Obesity is a disorder of body weight regulatory systems characterized by an accumulation of excess body fat. World Heath Organization recommended that 66% of deaths now occur in developing countries and recognizes obesity as a leading risk factor. Obesity is associated with chronic, low grade, systemic inflammation. The inflammatory state plays a causal role in the development of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. This study will design to evaluate the relation between obesity with fasting blood sugar (FBS)...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259009/self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-smbg-and-glycaemic-control-in-cameroon-results-of-the-international-diabetes-management-practices-study-idmps
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Jean Claude Mbanya, Pablo Aschner, Juliana C N Chan, Juan Jose Gagliardino, Jude Saji
This study examined the relationship between self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and glycaemic control among patients from Cameroon. A minority of patients with diabetes owned a blood glucose meter; of these patients, most performed SMBG inconsistently. The lack of SMBG may be a contributing factor to the poor glycaemic control in the country.
February 17, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245152/real-world-use-and-self-reported-health-outcomes-of-a-patient-designed-do-it-yourself-mobile-technology-system-for-diabetes-lessons-for-mobile-health
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Joyce M Lee, Mark W Newman, Achamyeleh Gebremariam, Preciosa Choi, Dana Lewis, Weston Nordgren, John Costik, James Wedding, Benjamin West, Nancy Benovich Gilby, Christopher Hannemann, Josh Pasek, Ashley Garrity, Emily Hirschfeld
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare demographic/disease characteristics of users versus nonusers of a do-it-yourself (DIY) mobile technology system for diabetes (Nightscout), to describe its uses and personalization, and to evaluate associated changes in health behaviors and outcomes. METHODS: A cross-sectional, household-level online survey was used. Of 1268 household respondents who were members of the CGM in the Cloud Facebook group, there were 1157 individuals with diabetes who provided information about Nightscout use...
February 28, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236721/self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-among-patients-with-diabetes-in-jordan-perception-adherence-and-influential-factors
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Maha S Al-Keilani, Basima A Almomani, Nour A Al-Sawalha, Batool A Shhabat
AIMS: To investigate the self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) adherence among Jordanian patients with diabetes and to identify the predictive factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 18 hospitals and healthcare centers covering south, north, and middle of Jordan. All patients with diabetes attending endocrinology clinics from May to December, 2015 were approached. The questionnaires were distributed by trained pharmacists and were self-administered...
January 17, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217536/analysis-of-sugars-and-ph-in-commercially-available-soft-drinks-in-saudi-arabia-with-a-brief-review-on-their-dental-implications
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Ali Mohamed Idris, Nandimandalam Venkata Vani, Dhafi A Almutari, Mohammed A Jafar, Nezar Boreak
OBJECTIVE: To determine the amount of sugar and pH in commercially available soft drinks in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. This was further compared with their labeled values in order to inform the regulations. The effects of these drinks on teeth is reviewed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten brands of popular soft drinks including 6 regular carbonated drinks and 4 energy drinks were obtained from the local markets. Their pH was determined using a pH meter. The amount of total sugar, glucose, fructose, and sucrose was estimated using high performance liquid chromatography (using Dionex ICS 5000 ion chromatography) at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority...
December 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212346/the-relationship-between-physical-activity-and-plasma-glucose-level-amongst-ellisras-rural-young-adult-males-and-females-ellisras-longitudinal-study
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Moloko Matshipi, Kotsedi Daniel Monyeki, Han Kemper
Unhealthy lifestyle characteristics such as low physical activity (PA) and high plasma glucose levels (PGLs) may lead to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adulthood. The aim of this study was to investigate (i) the level of physical activity; (ii) the prevalence of pre-diabetes and (iii) the relationship between PA and plasma glucose level in a rural Ellisras adult population aged 18 to 28 years. A total of 713 young adults (349 males and 364 females) who took part in the Ellisras Longitudinal Study participated in the study...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209389/physical-stability-of-highly-concentrated-injectable-drugs-solutions-used-in-intensive-care-units
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M Closset, J D Hecq, L Soumoy, J Simar, E Gonzalez, L Charlet, C Declave, P Gillet, L Galanti
BACKGROUND: The intensive care department of the institution use drug solutions within higher concentration to avoid fluid overload. The purpose of the study is to prove the physical stability of different injectable drugs within high concentration (amiodarone 25mg/mL, isosorbide 0.60mg/mL, lorazepam 0.16mg/mL, noradrenalin 0.120 and 0.240mg/mL, salbutamol 0.06mg/mL and sodium valproate 12mg/mL) to ensure the patients safety. METHODS: Five of 30 or 50mL polypropylene syringes were prepared for each solution under aseptic conditions and stored at room temperature...
February 13, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203077/biosensing-of-dna-oxidative-damage-a-model-of-using-glucose-meter-for-non-glucose-biomarker-detection
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Xuena Zhu, Mehenur Sarwar, Qiaoli Yue, Chunying Chen, Chen-Zhong Li
Non-glucose biomarker-DNA oxidative damage biomarker 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) has been successfully detected using a smartphone-enabled glucose meter. Through a series of immune reactions and enzymatic reactions on a solid lateral flow platform, 8-OHdG concentration has been converted to a relative amount of glucose, and therefore can be detected by conventional glucose meter directly. The device was able to detect 8-OHdG concentrations in phosphate buffer saline as low as 1.73 ng mL(-1) with a dynamic range of 1-200 ng mL(-1)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194067/evaluation-of-the-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-use-of-glucose-and-ph-for-bacterial-screening-of-platelet-concentrates-compared-to-the-bact-alert
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Farhad Razjou, Hossein Timori Naghadeh, Shirin Ferdowsi, Abolfazl Dabirmoghadam
Bacterial contamination of blood components is the major infectious risk in transfusion medicine. Since platelets should be stored at room temperature that makes them an excellent growth medium for bacteria; it is mentioned as a major problem in transfusion medicine. Transfusion risk of a bacterial contaminated platelet concentrate is higher than viral pathogen such as HIV, HBV, HCV and HTLV. The objective of this study was to evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of use of glucose and pH for bacterial screening of platelet concentrates compared to the Bact/Alert...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169943/bedside-glucose-monitoring-is-it-safe-a-new-regulatory-compliant-risk-assessment-evaluation-protocol-in-critically-ill-patient-care-settings
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Jeffrey Anton DuBois, Robbert Jan Slingerland, Marion Fokkert, Alain Roman, Nam Khoa Tran, William Clarke, David Alan Sartori, Tina Louise Palmieri, Andrei Malic, Martha Elizabeth Lyon, Andrew William Lyon
OBJECTIVES: New data have emerged from ambulatory and acute care settings about adverse patient events, including death, attributable to erroneous blood glucose meter measurements and leading to questions over their use in critically ill patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published new, more stringent guidelines for glucose meter manufacturers to evaluate the performance of blood glucose meters in critically ill patient settings. The primary objective of this international, multicenter, multidisciplinary clinical study was to develop and apply a rigorous clinical accuracy assessment algorithm, using four distinct statistical tools, to evaluate the clinical accuracy of a blood glucose monitoring system in critically ill patients...
April 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167366/a-stretchable-and-screen-printed-electrochemical-sensor-for-glucose-determination-in-human-perspiration
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A Abellán-Llobregat, Itthipon Jeerapan, A Bandodkar, L Vidal, A Canals, J Wang, E Morallón
Here we present two types of all-printable, highly stretchable, and inexpensive devices based on platinum (Pt)-decorated graphite for glucose determination in physiological fluids. Said devices are: a non-enzymatic sensor and an enzymatic biosensor, the latter showing promising results. Glucose has been quantified by measuring hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) reduction by chronoamperometry at -0.35V (vs pseudo-Ag/AgCl) using glucose oxidase immobilized on Pt-decorated graphite. The sensor performs well for the quantification of glucose in phosphate buffer solution (0...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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