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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344054/the-carnitine-status-does-not-affect-the-contractile-and-metabolic-phenotype-of-skeletal-muscle-in-pigs
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Daniel Kaup, Janine Keller, Erika Most, Joachim Geyer, Klaus Eder, Robert Ringseis
Background: Recently, supplementation of L-carnitine to obese rats was found to improve the carnitine status and to counteract an obesity-induced muscle fiber transition from type I to type II. However, it has not been resolved if the change of muscle fiber distribution induced in obese rats and the restoration of the "normal" muscle fiber distribution, which is found in lean rats, in obese rats by supplemental L-carnitine is causally linked with the carnitine status. In the present study we hypothesized that fiber type distribution in skeletal muscle is dependent on carnitine status...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317332/safety-and-efficacy-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-in-type-1-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Dana El Masri, Samiran Ghosh, Linda A Jaber
AIMS: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are currently FDA approved for the management of type 2 diabetes. Our objective was to review the available evidence of the effects of SGLT2 inhibitors on HbA1c, body weight, and total daily insulin dose, as well as their safety profile in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by conducting a systematic search of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus and Cochrane library databases through August 2017...
January 6, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314721/peritoneal-protein-losses-depend-on-more-than-just-peritoneal-dialysis-modality-and-peritoneal-membrane-transporter-status
#3
Suree Yoowannakul, Lauren S Harris, Andrew Davenport
Peritoneal protein clearance (PPCl) depends upon vascular supply and size selective permeability. Some previous reports suggested PPCl can distinguish fast peritoneal membrane transport due to local or systemic inflammation. However, as studies have been discordant, we wished to determine factors associated with an increased PPCl. Consecutive patients starting peritoneal dialysis (PD) who were peritonitis-free were studied. Data included a baseline peritoneal equilibration test (PET), measurement of dialysis adequacy, 24-h dialysate PPCl and body composition measured by multifrequency bioimpedance...
January 4, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310404/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-combined-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-cutaneous-burn-and-inhalation-injury-caused-by-hydrofluoric-acid-and-nitric-acid
#4
Qinhua Pu, Jinxian Qian, Weiyi Tao, Aixiang Yang, Jian Wu, Yaodong Wang
RATIONALE: Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a highly corrosive agent and can cause corrosive burns. HF can penetrate deeply into tissues through intact skin and the lipid barrier, leading to painful liquefactive necrosis, and inducing hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia. In this study, we hypothesize that continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may be beneficial in addressing hemodynamic instability in cases of HF poisoning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old man fell into an electroplating pool containing 10% HF and 50% nitric acid...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303776/evaluation-of-morning-glory-jacquemontia-tamnifolia-l-griseb-leaves-for-antioxidant-antinociceptive-anticoagulant-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, A S M Ali Reza, Md Masudur Rahaman, Mst Samima Nasrin, Mohammed Rasib Uddin Rahat, Md Rabiul Islam, Md Josim Uddin, Md Atiar Rahman
BACKGROUND: The present study was planned to investigate the phytochemical, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anticoagulant and cytotoxic activities of the Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb leaf methanol extract (MExJT) in the laboratory using both in vitro and in vivo methods. METHODS: Phytochemical values, namely, total phenolic and flavonoid contents, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging effect and FeCl3 reducing power effects, were studied by established methods...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301520/sglt-2-inhibition-with-dapagliflozin-reduces-tissue-sodium-content-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M V Karg, A Bosch, D Kannenkeril, K Striepe, C Ott, M P Schneider, F Boemke-Zelch, P Linz, A M Nagel, J Titze, M Uder, R E Schmieder
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sodium tissue content by 23Na magnetic resonance imaging (Na-MRI) has been validated in experimental and human studies. SGLT-2 inhibition blocks the reabsorption of glucose and of sodium in the proximal tubular cells in a 1:1 fashion. We hypothesized that SGLT-2 inhibition in patients with type 2 diabetes characterized by sodium retention leads to decreased tissue sodium content due to its pharmacological action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective double blind, placebo controlled, cross-over trial 59 patients (61 ± 7...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299437/the-protective-effect-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-ginger-zingiber-officinale-rosc-against-iron-induced-functional-and-histological-damages-in-rat-liver-and-kidney
#7
Firouzeh Gholampour, Fatemeh Behzadi Ghiasabadi, Seyed Mohammad Owji, Jaafar Vatanparast
Objective: Iron overload in the body is related with toxic effects and threatens the health. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective role of hydroalcoholic extract of ginger (Zingiber officinale) against ferrous sulfate-induced hepatic and renal functional disorders and histological damages in rats. Materials and Methods: The rats were divided into four groups (n=7): Sham, Sham + G.E (ginger extract, 400 mg/kg/day for 14 days), FS (ferrous sulfate, 30 mg/kg/day for 14 days), FS+G...
November 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290348/total-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption-increases-among-consumers-of-frozen-fruit-and-vegetables
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Maureen Storey, Patricia Anderson
OBJECTIVE: Consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV) remains lower than recommended by the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The aim of this study was to assess average FV and frozen FV consumption and the effect on nutrient intakes across sex and 10 age categories. METHODS: Nutrient intake from foods and consumption of FV were estimated using combined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011 to 2014 and the Food Pattern Equivalents Database 2011 to 2012...
February 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277067/biochemical-composition-of-fetal-fluids-in-at-term-normal-developed-healthy-viable-dogs-and-preliminary-data-from-pathologic-littermates
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M C Veronesi, B Bolis, M Faustini, A Rota, A Mollo
A proper canine neonatal assistance, required to reduce the high perinatal loss rate, imply a full knowledge about the fetal-to-neonatal physiology. Because fetal fluids play an important role throughout mammals pregnancy, influencing fetal growth and development, fetal well being, and contributing to guarantee the most suitable environment for the fetus, the knowledge about fetal fluids biochemical composition is of major importance. At first, the biochemical composition of fetal fluids collected by normal developed, healthy and viable newborns, is necessary to depict the normal features, and represent the first step for the further detection of abnormalities associated to fetal/neonatal distress and useful for the early identification of newborns needing special attention, immediately after birth...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235180/the-effects-of-hypoglycemia-and-weight-loss-of-total-lignans-from-fructus-arctii-in-kkay-mice-and-its-mechanisms-of-the-activity
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Yingying Gao, Chenchen Gu, Kai Wang, Haiying Wang, Kefeng Ruan, Zhaohui Xu, Yi Feng
Fructus Arctii (great burdock achene) is the dried ripe fruit of Arctium lappa L. (family Asteraceae) and is included in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. It has been reported that the clinical use of Fructus Arctii resulted in a satisfactory hypoglycemic effect in diabetic patients. This study aimed to investigate antidiabetic activity and mechanism of total lignans from Fructus Arctii (TLFA) in KKAy mice, a spontaneous Type 2 diabetic rodent model that exhibits marked obesity. In this study, KKAy mice were gavaged once daily with solvents (0...
December 13, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231431/-micro-invasive-embedding-combined-with-montelukast-sodium-for-children-cough-variant-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiaoyan Wang, Baoqin Liu, Bin Lu, Yanmei Zhang, Liran Wang, Haijin Li, Xue Han, Dan Ding
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of micro-invasive embedding combined with montelukast sodium and simple montelukast sodium for children cough variant asthma (CVA). METHODS: A total of 240 patients were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 120 cases in each one. Considering of cases dropping, 101 patients in the observation group and 105 cases in the control group were included. Montelukast sodium chewable tablets were applied before sleep for 3 months in the control group, 5 mg a time, once a day...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225209/dapagliflozin-reduces-fat-mass-without-affecting-muscle-mass-in-type-2-diabetes
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Seigo Sugiyama, Hideaki Jinnouchi, Noboru Kurinami, Kunio Hieshima, Akira Yoshida, Katsunori Jinnouchi, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Tomoko Suzuki, Fumio Miyamoto, Keizo Kajiwara, Tomio Jinnouchi
AIM: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2i) therapy has been demonstrated to improve glycemic control and reduce body weight and fat mass in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, our aim was to investigate the effects of SGLT2i dapagliflozin-treatment on body muscle mass and muscle fat content in patients with T2DM. METHODS: We prospectively recruited uncontrolled (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] >7%) Japanese T2DM patients who had a body mass index (BMI) <35 kg/m2...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214534/development-of-a-sandwich-elisa-with-potential-for-selective-quantification-of-human-lactoferrin-protein-nitrated-through-disease-or-environmental-exposure
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Amani Y Alhalwani, John E Repine, Michelle K Knowles, J Alex Huffman
Lactoferrin (LF) is an important multifunctional protein that comprises a large fraction of the protein mass in certain human fluids and tissues, and its concentration is often used to assess health and disease. LF can be nitrated by multiple routes, leading to changes in protein structure, and nitrated proteins can negatively impact physiological health via nitrosative stress. Despite an awareness of the detrimental effects of nitrated proteins and the importance of LF within the body, cost-effective methods for detecting and quantifying nitrated lactoferrin (NLF) are lacking...
December 6, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213337/effectiveness-of-long-term-treatment-with-sglt2-inhibitors-real-world-evidence-from-a-specialized-diabetes-center
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Yotsapon Thewjitcharoen, Nalin Yenseung, Areeya Malidaeng, Soontaree Nakasatien, Phawinpon Chotwanvirat, Sirinate Krittiyawong, Ekgaluck Wanothayaroj, Thep Himathongkam
Background: Diabetes is a progressive disease needing multiple drugs for achieving and maintaining good glycemic control. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) is a novel class of anti-diabetic agent which offers several beneficial effects. However, the long-term effectiveness in clinical practice and safety data of SGLT2 inhibitors is limited, especially in Asian patients. To better understand the effectiveness of SGLT2i in clinical practice, we conducted a retrospective evaluation of patients with diabetes on SGLT2i...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200367/anesthetic-management-in-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-a-case-report
#15
Toru Yamamoto, Noriko Miyazawa, Shinichi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawahara
We report on a morbidly obese 16-year-old boy (weight, 116 kg; height, 176 cm; body mass index, 35.5 kg/m2) with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy and a history of cerebral infarction, epilepsy, and severe mental retardation. The patient was scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia for multiple dental caries and entropion of the left eye. Preoperative examination results, including an electrocardiogram, were normal. No obvious cardiac function abnormalities were observed on echocardiography. Midazolam (10 mg) was administered orally as premedication 30 minutes before transfer to the operating room; however, the patient was uncooperative, and his body movements were difficult to control upon entering the operating room...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182412/the-effect-of-water-loading-on-acute-weight-loss-following-fluid-restriction-in-combat-sports-athletes
#16
Reid Reale, Gary Slater, Ian C Dunican, Gregory R Cox, Louise M Burke
Novel methods of acute weight loss practiced by combat sport athletes include 'water loading’; the consumption of large fluid volumes for several days prior to restriction. We examined claims this technique increases total body water losses, while also assessing the risk of hyponatremia. Male athletes were separated into control (CON, n=10) and water loading (WL, n=11) groups and fed a standardised energy-matched diet for 6 days. Day 1-3 fluid intake was 40 mL·kg-1 and 100 mL·kg-1 for CON and WL, respectively with both groups consuming 15 mL·kg-1on Day 4 and following the same rehydration protocol on Days 5-6...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172798/physiology-of-blood-pressure-relevant-to-managing-hypertension-in-pregnancy
#17
Nnabuike C Ngene, Jagidesa Moodley
PURPOSE: Pregnancy causes physiological changes in maternal organ systems, and blood pressure (BP) is one of the variables affected. This review is focusing on the physiology of BP relevant to the management of hypertension in pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A detailed literature search was performed using electronic databases (including WorldCat, PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar) to retrieve and review reports related to physiology of BP in pregnancy. RESULTS: During pregnancy, there is vasodilation caused by mediators such as increased levels of progesterone and nitric oxide...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172676/effects-of-conditioning-time-and-sodium-bentonite-on-pellet-quality-growth-performance-intestinal-morphology-and-nutrient-retention-in-finisher-broilers
#18
A Attar, H Kermanshahi, A Golian
1. This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of steam-conditioning time and different levels of processed sodium bentonite (PSB) on pellet quality, growth performance, intestinal development and morphology, and nutrient digestibilities in broilers during finisher period (d 24-45). 2. A total of 810 male chicks were reared in commercial conditions on floor pens till d 24. Then, birds were weighed and used in a completely randomised design experiment with a 3 × 3 factorial arrangement, including three levels of conditioning times (0, 2 and 4 min) and three PSB levels (0, 7...
December 20, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166709/-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-myocardium-of-rats-with-severe-burn-at-early-stage
#19
D Wang, P L Yang, X Zhang, Y Liu
Objective: To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine on myocardium of rats at early stage after severe burn. Methods: Twenty specific pathogen free male SD rats were immersed in 90 ℃ hot water for 20 s, causing 30% total body surface area (TBSA) full-thickness scald (hereafter referred to as burn) on the back. And then they were divided into burn resuscitation group (BR) and burn resuscitation+ dexmedetomidine group (BRD) according to the random number table, with 10 rats in each group. Sodium lactate Ringer's solution (2 mL·kg(-1)·%TBSA(-1)) were intraperitoneally injected into rats of both groups after burn...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163738/a-case-of-moderate-sprue-like-enteropathy-associated-with-telmisartan
#20
Aurelio Negro, Loredana De Marco, Valentina Cesario, Rosaria Santi, Maria Chiara Boni, Magda Zanelli
Sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan medoxomil use has been recently reported. Its clinical manifestations include diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption. Duodenal biopsies show villous atrophy (VA) with or without intraepithelial lymphocytosis and inflammation of the lamina propria. Serology for celiac disease (CD) is negative and gluten-free diet does not result in clinical improvement. Symptoms resolve after olmesartan discontinuation. Follow-up biopsies show recovery/improvement of the duodenum...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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