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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447747/lycium%C3%A2-barbarum-polysaccharide-exhibits-cardioprotection-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-damage
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Ya-Min Hou, Jie Wang, Xian-Zhao Zhang
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. The present study investigated the cardio-protective effects of polysaccharides extracted from Lycium barbarum (LB), the fruit of which is traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Polysaccharides were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and high‑performance liquid chromatography techniques. The present study demonstrated that LB polysaccharides are composed of glucose and fructose monosaccharides in a molar ratio of 1:2...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447454/mycochemical-changes-induced-by-selenium-enrichment-in-p-ostreatus-fruiting-bodies
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Jorge A Carrasco-Gonzalez, Sergio O Serna-Saldivar, Janet A Gutierrez-Uribe
The effect of selenium enrichment on the biological efficiency, phenolic compounds, amino acid profile, antioxidant capacity and cellular antioxidant activity (CAA) were evaluated in Pleurotus ostreatus fruiting bodies (FB) harvested during three sequential flushes. Sodium selenate was used to reach selenium content of 17.5 or 5.8 mg/kg in the sorghum straw substrate. Biological efficiency and total selenium content increased. One of the main differences among treatments was in ergothioneine contents, an indicator of oxidative stress that was positively related with valine and isoleucine contents and negatively to leucine and phenylalanine...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447076/promising-cardiovascular-and-blood-pressure-effects-of-the-sglt2-inhibitors-a-new-class-of-antidiabetic-drugs
#3
S G Chrysant
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) exhibit an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. Treatment of these patients with traditional as well as newer glucose-lowering drugs has not demonstrated superiority in CV outcomes compared to placebo, despite effective control of diabetes. However, the recently FDA-approved sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of T2DM have demonstrated promising CV-protecting and blood pressure-lowering effects in addition to their effectiveness in glucose lowering, making them a novel class of drugs for the treatment of T2DM...
March 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446462/sodium-storage-in-human-tissues-is-mediated-by-glycosaminoglycan-expression
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Michael Fischereder, Bernhard Michalke, Elisa Schmoeckel, Antje Habicht, Raphael Kunisch, Ivana Pavelic, Bermadett Szabados, Ulf Schönermarck, Peter Nelson, Manfred Stangl
The current paradigm regarding sodium handling in animals and humans postulates that total body sodium is regulated predominately via regulation of extracellular volume. Active sodium storage independent of volume retention is thought to be negligible. However, studies in animals, hypertensive patients and healthy humans suggest non-osmotic storage of sodium in skin. We hypothesized that tissue sodium concentrations ([Na]T) found in humans vary and reflect regulation due to variable glycosaminoglycan content due to variable expression of XYLT-1...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426260/the-effects-of-intermittent-use-of-the-sglt-2-inhibitor-dapagliflozin-in-overweight-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-japan-a-randomized-crossover-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kanako Kato, Kunihiro Suzuki, Chie Aoki, Masaaki Sagara, Takafumi Niitani, Sho Wakamatsu, Kazunori Yanagi, Yoshimasa Aso
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of short-term administration of the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, dapagliflozin, on visceral fat area (VFA) in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this randomized, crossover, controlled clinical trial, overweight patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to treatment with 5 mg dapagliflozin for the first (n = 27) or second 12-week study period (n = 29). The parameters evaluated at baseline and after 12 and 24 weeks included blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), body composition, VFA, and subcutaneous fat area (SFA)...
April 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422891/relationship-and-associated-mechanisms-between-ambulatory-blood-pressure-and-clinic-blood-pressure-with-prevalent-cardiovascular-disease-in-diabetic-hypertensive-patients
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Zirui Hao, Guiping Li, Yue Sun, Yan Liu
The present study was to compare the association between ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and clinic BP (CBP) with prevalent cardiovascular diseases (CVD); and the underlying mechanism would also be investigated concurrently.Diabetic hypertensive patients were enrolled and divided into 2 groups based on presence of CVD. Twenty-four hour-ABP monitoring was performed and between-group differences were evaluated and logistic regression analysis was conducted.A total of 568 diabetic hypertensive patients were enrolled, and the mean age was 60...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421842/the-management-of-ventricular-dysrhythmia-in-aconite-poisoning
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REVIEW
James M Coulson, Thomas M Caparrotta, John P Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Aconite poisoning is relatively rare but is frequently complicated by ventricular dysrhythmias, which may be fatal. Molecular basis of aconite alkaloid ventricular arrhythmogenicity: Aconite exerts its toxic effects due to the presence of an admixture of alkaloids present in all parts of the plant. The major target of these aconite alkaloids is the fast voltage-gates sodium channel, where they cause persistent activation. This blockade of the channel in the activated state promotes automaticity within the ventricular myocardium and the generation of ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420466/-analysis-of-evaluation-indexes-for-prognosis-of-severe-burn-patients-with-sepsis
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Feng Zheng, Daming Wang, Ning Liu, Xiaonan Shao, Xinyuan Jin
OBJECTIVE: To compare changes in indexes and analyze their values in prognosis of severe burn patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The patients with severe burn sepsis admitted to the Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from August 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled. The blood culture was positive in the clinical diagnosis of sepsis. According to the prognosis, the patients were divided into death group and survival group...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410932/outcome-analysis-of-colistin-treated-burn-center-patients
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Rachel E Wilkinson, David M Hill, William L Hickerson
OBJECTIVES: Intravenous colistimethate sodium (CMS) use in burn center patients is increasing due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. However, optimal dosing strategies and factors that may contribute to treatment failure are limited. The purpose of this study was to determine factors that may contribute to treatment failure in colistin-treated burn center patients. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study included burn center patients that received ≥48h of intravenous CMS between June 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014...
April 11, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410600/primary-adrenal-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nanik Ram, Owais Rashid, Saad Farooq, Imran Ulhaq, Najmul Islam
BACKGROUND: Lymphomas are cancers that arise from the white blood cells and have been traditionally divided into two large subtypes: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. B-cell lymphoma is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; almost 85% of patients with lymphoma have this variant. Lymphomas can potentially arise from any lymphoid tissue located in the body; however, primary adrenal non-Hodgkin lymphoma is extremely rare. We report the history, examination findings, and laboratory results of a 50-year-old man diagnosed with a primary left adrenal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398947/acidosis-but-not-alkalosis-affects-anaerobic-metabolism-and-performance-in-a-4-km-time-trial
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Carlos Rafaell Correia-Oliveira, João Paulo Lopes-Silva, Romulo Bertuzzi, Glenn K McConell, David John Bishop, Adriano Eduardo Lima-Silva, Maria Augusta Peduti Dal'Molin Kiss
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of pre-exercise metabolic acidosis and alkalosis on power output (PO) and aerobic and anaerobic energy expenditure during a 4-km cycling time trial (TT). METHODS: Eleven recreationally trained cyclists (VO2peak 54.1 ± 9.3 mL·kg·min) performed a 4-km TT 100 min after ingesting in a double-blind matter 0.15 g·kg of body mass of ammonium chloride (NH4Cl, acidosis), 0.3 g·kg of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, alkalosis) or 0.15 g·kg of CaCO3 (placebo)...
April 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373014/the-combyn%C3%A2-ecg-adding-haemodynamic-and-fluid-leads-for-the-ecg-part-ii-prediction-of-total-body-water-tbw-extracellular-fluid-ecf-ecf-overload-fat-mass-fm-and-dry-appendicular-muscle-mass-appmm
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Falko Skrabal, Georg P Pichler, Mathias Penatzer, Johannes Steinbichl, Anna-Katharina Hanserl, Alfred Leis, Herbert Loibner
Simultaneous with a 12 channel ECG, body composition was analysed by segmental multi-frequency impedance analysis in 101 healthy subjects and in 118 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF, n= 40), chronic renal failure with haemodialysis (HD, n= 20), and miscellaneous internal diseases (n= 58). Whole body DXA and sodium bromide dilution were used as reference methods for total body water (TBW), extracellular fluid (ECF), appendicular muscle mass (AppMM) and fat mass (FM). Empirical prediction equations were developed in a randomized evaluation sample and then evaluated in unknowns...
March 31, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365440/evaluate-the-effects-of-long-term-valproic-acid-treatment-on-metabolic-profiles-in-newly-diagnosed-or-untreated-female-epileptic-patients-a-prospective-study
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Harpreet Singh Sidhu, R Srinivas, Akshay Sadhotra
PURPOSE: Excessive weight gain associated with sodium valproate (VPA) may predispose patients with epilepsy to other health problems such as insulin resistance. We prospectively evaluated the long-term impact of VPA monotherapy compared with lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy on anthropometric and metabolic parameters in women with epilepsy. Our primary objective is to understand the underlying mechanism responsible for VPA-induced obesity. METHODS: Sixty-six female patients with newly diagnosed or untreated epilepsy were included in the study...
March 22, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360221/nfat5-and-slc4a10-loci-associate-with-plasma-osmolality
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Carsten A Böger, Mathias Gorski, Gearoid M McMahon, Huichun Xu, Yen-Pei C Chang, Peter J van der Most, Gerjan Navis, Ilja M Nolte, Martin H de Borst, Weihua Zhang, Benjamin Lehne, Marie Loh, Sian-Tsung Tan, Eric Boerwinkle, Morgan E Grams, Peggy Sekula, Man Li, Beth Wilmot, James G Moon, Paul Scheet, Francesco Cucca, Xiangjun Xiao, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Graciela Delgado, Tanja B Grammer, Marcus E Kleber, Sanaz Sedaghat, Fernando Rivadeneira, Tanguy Corre, Zoltan Kutalik, Sven Bergmann, Carrie M Nielson, Priya Srikanth, Alexander Teumer, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Anne Catharina Brockhaus, Arne Pfeufer, Wolfgang Rathmann, Annette Peters, Martha Matsumoto, Mariza de Andrade, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Ian H de Boer, Shih-Jen Hwang, Iris M Heid, Martin Gögele, Maria Pina Concas, Toshiko Tanaka, Stefania Bandinelli, Mike A Nalls, Andrew Singleton, Salman M Tajuddin, Adebowale Adeyemo, Jie Zhou, Ayo Doumatey, Shannon McWeeney, Joanne Murabito, Nora Franceschini, Michael Flessner, Michael Shlipak, James G Wilson, Guanjie Chen, Charles N Rotimi, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans, Luigi Ferrucci, Olivier Devuyst, Mario Pirastu, Alan Shuldiner, Andrew A Hicks, Peter Paul Pramstaller, Bryan Kestenbaum, Sharon L R Kardia, Stephen T Turner, LifeLines Cohort Study, Tamara Ellefson Briske, Christian Gieger, Konstantin Strauch, Christa Meisinger, Thomas Meitinger, Uwe Völker, Matthias Nauck, Henry Völzke, Peter Vollenweider, Murielle Bochud, Gerard Waeber, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Winfried März, Abbas Dehghan, Oscar H Franco, Andre G Uitterlinden, Albert Hofman, Herman A Taylor, John C Chambers, Jaspal S Kooner, Caroline S Fox, Robert Hitzemann, Eric S Orwoll, Cristian Pattaro, David Schlessinger, Anna Köttgen, Harold Snieder, Afshin Parsa, David M Cohen
Disorders of water balance, an excess or deficit of total body water relative to body electrolyte content, are common and ascertained by plasma hypo- or hypernatremia, respectively. We performed a two-stage genome-wide association study meta-analysis on plasma sodium concentration in 45,889 individuals of European descent (stage 1 discovery) and 17,637 additional individuals of European descent (stage 2 replication), and a transethnic meta-analysis of replicated single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 79,506 individuals (63,526 individuals of European descent, 8765 individuals of Asian Indian descent, and 7215 individuals of African descent)...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342598/effect-of-undigested-neutral-detergent-fiber-content-of-alfalfa-hay-on-lactating-dairy-cows-feeding-behavior-fiber-digestibility-and-lactation-performance
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M Fustini, A Palmonari, G Canestrari, E Bonfante, L Mammi, M T Pacchioli, G C J Sniffen, R J Grant, K W Cotanch, A Formigoni
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of 2 alfalfa hays differing in undigested neutral detergent fiber content and digestibility used as the main forage source in diets fed to high producing cows for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese production. Diets were designed to have 2 different amounts of undigestible NDF [high (Hu) and low (Lu)], as determined by 240-h in vitro analysis (uNDF240). Alfalfa hay in vitro digestibility [% of amylase- and sodium sulfite-treated NDF with ash correction (aNDFom)] at 24 and 240 h was 40...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340835/can-patients-who-develop-cerebral-death-in-fulminant-liver-failure-despite-liver-transplantation-be-previously-forseen
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K B Sarici, S Karakas, E Otan, V Ince, C Koc, S Koc, H Bayraktar, C Aydin, C Kayaalp, S Gungor, Y Kablan, S Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: The outcome of medical treatment is worse in fulminant liver failure (FLF) developing on acute or chronic ground. Recently, liver transplantations with the use of living and cadaveric donors have been performed in these diseases and good results obtained. In this study, we aimed to present the factors affecting the recovery of cerebral functions after liver transplantation in hepatic encephalopathy (HE) developing in FLF, to identify irreversible patient groups and to prevent unnecessary liver transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331868/a-novel-practical-equation-for-treatment-of-emergent-hypernatremia-and-dehydration-phase-in-infants
#18
Saba Ghaffary, Azadeh Moghaddas, Mehrnoush Dianatkhah
Serum sodium (Na) concentration more than 145 mmol/L is defined as hypernatremia. Hypernatremia carries an acute morbidity and mortality, especially in neonates and infants. Rapid correction of hypernatremia leads to severe cerebral damages, and seizure is the most common neurological complication of hypernatremia. Selection and calculation of an appropriate fluid and its amount is one of the tremendous challenges. It is important to choose the correct amount of suitable fluid and adjust rehydration rate. In this study, we have suggested practical equation to determine the amount of fluid that should be administered to the neonates and infants with hypernatremia...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326006/effects-of-green-tea-supplementation-on-inflammation-markers-antioxidant-status-and-blood-pressure-in-nacl-induced-hypertensive-rat-model
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Monika Szulińska, Marta Stępień, Matylda Kręgielska-Narożna, Joanna Suliburska, Damian Skrypnik, Monika Bąk-Sosnowska, Magdalena Kujawska-Łuczak, Małgorzata Grzymisławska, Paweł Bogdański
Background: Recent studies indicate the important role of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Green tea, due to the high content of catechins, shows high antioxidant activity. Objective: To determine the effect of supplementation with green tea extract on the blood pressure, on the concentration of selected parameters of inflammation and antioxidant status in the model of high-sodium-diet induced hypertension. Design: The study lasted 42 days. The experimental population consisted of 30 rats...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321056/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-reduce-the-abdominal-visceral-fat-area-and-may-influence-the-renal-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Takahiro Tosaki, Hideki Kamiya, Tatsuhito Himeno, Yoshiro Kato, Masaki Kondo, Kaori Toyota, Tomoyo Nishida, Megumi Shiroma, Kaori Tsubonaka, Hitomi Asai, Miho Moribe, Yuki Nakaya, Jiro Nakamura
Objective and Methods An SGLT2 inhibitor (ipragliflozin, dapagliflozin, luseogliflozin, tofogliflozin, or canagliflozin) was administered to 132 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with or without other antidiabetic drugs for 6 months to evaluate its efficacy, the incidence of adverse events, and its influence on the renal function. Results The patient's mean glycated hemoglobin level significantly improved from 7.52±1.16% to 6.95±0.98% (p<0.001). The body weight of the patients was significantly reduced from 78...
2017: Internal Medicine
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