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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644146/association-between-fibrinogen-level-and-the-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-in-418-male-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-younger-than-35-years-old
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Xiong-Yi Gao, Bing-Yang Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Xi Zhao, Ping Qing, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Li-Heng Guo, Jian-Jun Li
Fibrinogen (Fib) is a useful marker for predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in adult population. However, whether Fib can be a predictor for the presence and severity of CAD in very young MI patients (≤35 years old) remains to be determined. A total of 418 males from 61,863 patients with MI who were under 35 years old were sequentially recruited in our study. The patients were divided into two main groups and three subgroups according to coronary angiograph and Gensini score (GS) system: no coronary artery stenosis (group A), the results of the coronary artery stenosis (group B); low GS, intermediate GS and high GS...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638984/associations-of-aldosterone-and-renin-concentrations-with-inflammation-the-study-of-health-in-pomerania-and-the-german-conn-s-registry
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A Grotevendt, H Wallaschofski, M Reincke, C Adolf, M Quinkler, M Nauck, W Hoffmann, R Rettig, A Hannemann
PURPOSE: Chronic inflammation is an age-independent and body mass index-independent contributor to the development of multi-morbidity. Alterations of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system are observed within the context of proinflammatory states. We assessed circulating aldosterone, renin, and inflammatory biomarker concentrations in healthy, normotensive subjects and patients with primary aldosteronism. METHODS: We included 1177 normotensive individuals from the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (first follow-up, Study of Health in Pomerania-1) and 103 primary aldosteronism patients from the German Conn's Registry...
June 22, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625128/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-inhibitor-sclerostin-is-a-biomarker-for-early-atherosclerosis-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Milena Mitrovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Tijana Icin, Ivana Bajkin, Bojan Vukovic, Damir Benc, Zeljko Zivanovic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin is an inhibitor of the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family/β-catenin signalling pathway (WβcSP), which plays an important role in bone metabolism and in vascular biology. It could act protective regarding atherosclerosis development through its effect on WβcSP in vascular cells. Nevertheless, results of studies analyzing association between circulating sclerostin level (CSL) and atherosclerotic diseases (AD) are showing conflicting results...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620476/vitamin-d-and-inflammatory-markers-cross-sectional-analyses-using-data-from-the-english-longitudinal-study-of-ageing-elsa
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Cesar de Oliveira, Jane P Biddulph, Vasant Hirani, Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider
Recent evidence suggests that low vitamin D concentrations are associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers. However, there are limited studies investigating associations between vitamin D levels and inflammatory markers in the general population and much of this evidence in older adults is inconclusive. Therefore, this study investigates the cross-sectional association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels with inflammatory markers in 5870 older English adults from wave 6 (2012-2013) of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576612/evaluation-of-an-association-between-long-sleep-duration-and-periodontal-disease-among-men-and-women-using-nationally-representative-data
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Kyungdo Han, Yong-Moon Park, Jun-Beom Park
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between long sleep duration and periodontal disease among men and women using nationally representative data. METHODS: In this study, we performed a cross-sectional analysis and used multivariable logistic regression analysis models. We analysed data from 2012 through 2014 from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The analysis in this study was confined to a total of 14,675 respondents over 19 years of age...
May 30, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496956/effects-of-opium-addiction-and-cigarette-smoking-on-hematological-parameters
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Gholamabbas Shahabinejad, Majid Sirati-Sabet, Mohammad Kazemi-Arababadi, Saeideh Nabati, Gholamreza Asadikaram
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of opium addiction and cigarette smoking on the complete blood count (CBC). METHODS: Eighty-six male subjects, including 31 opium-addicted cigarette smokers (OACS), 19 opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (OANCS), 17 non-opium-addicted cigarette smokers (NOACS), and 19 non-opium-addicted non-cigarette smokers (NOANCS) participated in this study. The CBC test was measured in all individuals. FINDINGS: The OACS had significantly higher white blood cell (WBC), lymphocyte, and red blood cell (RBC) count but lower in mean corpuscular volume (MCV) compared to NOANCS...
July 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490753/wbc-count-predicts-the-risk-of-new-onset-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-a-chinese-community-based-population
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Yuxi Li, Fangfang Fan, Jia Jia, Jianping Li, Yong Huo, Yan Zhang
This longitudinal cohort study investigated whether peripheral WBC counts could predict peripheral arterial disease (PAD) incidence after a 2.3-year follow-up in a Chinese community-based population without PAD at baseline. A total of 3555 Chinese subjects without fever and PAD at baseline from an atherosclerosis cohort were included in our analysis. The ankle brachial index (ABI) was measured, and PAD was defined as an ABI <0.9. Multivariate regression models were used to evaluate the association of WBC count and new-onset PAD...
May 11, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488901/association-of-shiftwork-and-immune-cells-among-police-officers-from-the-buffalo-cardio-metabolic-occupational-police-stress-study
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Michael D Wirth, Michael E Andrew, Cecil M Burchfiel, James B Burch, Desta Fekedulegn, Tara A Hartley, Luenda E Charles, John M Violanti
Shift workers suffer from a constellation of symptoms associated with disruption of circadian rhythms including sleep abnormalities, and abnormal hormone secretion (e.g. melatonin, cortisol). Recent, but limited, evidence suggests that shift workers have elevated levels of circulating white blood cells (WBCs) compared to their day working counterparts. Interestingly, recent reviews highlight the strong linkage between the immune system and circadian rhythms which includes, but is not limited to, circulating cell populations and functions...
May 10, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449059/marijuana-use-impacts-midlife-cardiovascular-events-in-hiv-infected-men
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David R Lorenz, Anupriya Dutta, Shibani S Mukerji, Alex Holman, Hajime Uno, Dana Gabuzda
Background.: Marijuana use is prevalent among persons infected with HIV, but its long-term effects on HIV disease progression and comorbidities are unknown. Methods.: A prospective study of 558 HIV-infected men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study between 1990-2010: 182 HIV seroconverters and 376 with viral suppression on combination antiretroviral therapy (ART). Associations between heavy marijuana use and HIV disease markers or white blood cell (WBC) count were examined using mixed-effects and linear regression models...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448810/associations-between-blood-btexs-concentrations-and-hematologic-parameters-among-adult-residents-of-the-u-s-gulf-states
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Brett T Doherty, Richard K Kwok, Matthew D Curry, Christine Ekenga, David Chambers, Dale P Sandler, Lawrence S Engel
BACKGROUND: Studies of workers exposed to benzene at average air concentrations below one part per million suggest that benzene, a known hematotoxin, causes hematopoietic damage even at low exposure levels. However, evidence of such effects outside of occupational settings and for other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is limited. OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between ambient exposures to five VOCs, including benzene, and hematologic parameters among adult residents of the U...
July 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399321/septic-arthritis-of-the-wrist-incidence-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-infection
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John D Jennings, Elizabeth Zielinski, Rick Tosti, Asif M Ilyas
Septic arthritis of the wrist can result in permanent damage to the joint, making timely diagnosis crucial to initiate empiric antibiotics and surgical intervention. Although septic arthritis is routinely included in the differential diagnosis of atraumatic wrist pain, the incidence is unknown. Unlike large joints, there is no consensus on cell count values considered pathognomonic for wrist septic arthritis. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of wrist septic arthritis and to identify the clinical, serum, and joint fluid values that predict infection...
May 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369251/white-blood-cell-count-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Geoffrey C Kabat, Mimi Y Kim, JoAnn E Manson, Lawrence Lessin, Juan Lin, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Thomas E Rohan
White blood cell (WBC) count appears to predict total mortality and coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, but it is unclear to what extent the association reflects confounding by smoking, underlying illness, or comorbid conditions. We used data from the Women's Health Initiative to examine the associations of WBC count with total mortality, CHD mortality, and cancer mortality. WBC count was measured at baseline in 160,117 postmenopausal women and again in year 3 in 74,375 participants. Participants were followed for a mean of 16 years...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360982/joint-effect-of-cigarette-smoking-and-body-mass-index-on-white-blood-cell-count-in-korean-adults
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A-Ra Cho, Won-Jun Choi, Shin-Hye Kim, Jae-Yong Shim, Yong-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: White blood cell count is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Several lifestyle and metabolic factors such as cigarette smoking and obesity are known to be associated with an elevated white blood cell count. However, the joint effect of cigarette smoking and obesity on white blood cell count has not yet been fully described. METHODS: We explored the joint effect of cigarette smoking and obesity on white blood cell count using multiple logistic regression analyses after adjusting for confounding variables in a population-based, cross-sectional study of 416,065 Korean adults...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260878/effect-of-simvastatin-on-mmps-and-timps-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-rat-copd-model
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Jiawei Sun, Jie Bao, Yanan Shi, Bin Zhang, Lindong Yuan, Junhong Li, Lihai Zhang, Mo Sun, Ling Zhang, Wuzhuang Sun
BACKGROUND: Proteases may play an important role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema in response to cigarette smoke exposure (CSE). The current study was designed to investigate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, MMP-9, MMP-12, tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP)-1, and TIMP-4 in rat lung tissues in response to CSE, and assessed the effect of simvastatin in regulating expression of MMPs and TIMPs. METHODS: Thirty normal Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were divided into control (n=10), CSE (n=10), and CSE plus simvastatin (n=10) groups...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237243/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-adenocarcinoma-morphology-have-a-better-outcome-compared-with-patients-diagnosed-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-favor-adenocarcinoma
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Iris Shiran, Eyal Heller, Shlomit Jessel, Iris Kamer, Inbal Daniel-Meshulam, Rossie Navon, Damien Urban, Amir Onn, Jair Bar
BACKGROUND: Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes 2 major histologic subtypes: squamous cell carcinoma and non-squamous carcinoma, mainly adenocarcinoma, a distinction that carries significant clinical and therapeutic implications. NSCLC is diagnosed as adenocarcinoma or as squamous cell carcinoma on the basis of histologic parameters. However, when morphology is inconclusive, tumors with immunohistochemistry (IHC) findings characteristic of adenocarcinoma are referred to as "NSCLC favor adenocarcinoma" (NFA)...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213596/white-cell-count-in-the-normal-range-and-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-international-comparisons-of-electronic-health-record-cohorts-in-england-and-new-zealand
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Anoop Dinesh Shah, Simon Thornley, Sheng-Chia Chung, Spiros Denaxas, Rod Jackson, Harry Hemingway
OBJECTIVES: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to discover new clinical implications for established blood tests, but international comparisons have been lacking. We tested the association of total white cell count (WBC) with all-cause mortality in England and New Zealand. SETTING: Primary care practices in England (ClinicAl research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records (CALIBER)) and New Zealand (PREDICT). DESIGN: Analysis of linked electronic health record data sets: CALIBER (primary care, hospitalisation, mortality and acute coronary syndrome registry) and PREDICT (cardiovascular risk assessments in primary care, hospitalisations, mortality, dispensed medication and laboratory results)...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211083/the-association-between-periodontitis-and-sleep-duration
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Mario Romandini, Gioele Gioco, Giorgio Perfetti, Giorgio Deli, Edoardo Staderini, Andreina Laforì
AIM: Due to its potential to influence systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and to predispose to bacterial infections, sleep duration could potentially be a risk factor for periodontitis. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate if there was in 2012 an association between periodontitis and sleep duration in a representative sample of the South Korean population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 5812 subjects representative of 39.4 million of adults were examined...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194264/agrobacterium-sp-derived-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-enhances-natural-killer-cell-activity-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study
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Yeon Joo Lee, Doo-Jin Paik, Dae Young Kwon, Hye Jeong Yang, Yongsoon Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the hypothesis that a highly pure linear β-1,3-glucan produced by Agrobacterium sp. R259 enhances human natural killer (NK) cell activity and suppresses pro-inflammatory cytokines. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In an eight-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 83 healthy adults with white blood cell counts of 4,000-8,000 cells/µL were participated and randomly assigned to take two capsules per day containing either 350 mg β-1,3-glucan or placebo...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151879/relation-between-tumor-fdg-uptake-and-hematologic-prognostic-indicators-in-stage-i-lung-cancer-patients-following-curative-resection
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Eugene Jeong, Seung Hyup Hyun, Seung Hwan Moon, Young Seok Cho, Byung-Tae Kim, Kyung-Han Lee
Hematologic parameters of systemic inflammation are receiving attention as promising prognostic indicators in cancer patients. Here, we investigated the relation and compared the prognostic values of circulating blood cell-based parameters and tumor F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in patients with stage I nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLC).Subjects were 1034 patients with newly diagnosed stage I NSCLC who underwent FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) followed by curative resection...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140379/factors-that-influence-the-volatile-organic-compound-content-in-human-breath
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L Blanchet, A Smolinska, A Baranska, E Tigchelaar, M Swertz, A Zhernakova, J W Dallinga, C Wijmenga, F J van Schooten
BACKGROUND: Thousands of endogenous and exogenous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are excreted in each breath. Inflammatory and deviant metabolic processes affect the level of endogeneous VOCs, which can serve as specific biomarkers for clinical diagnosis and disease monitoring. Important issues that still need to be tackled are related to potential confounding factors like gender and age and endogenous and exogenous factors, like f.i. smoking. METHODS: The aim of this study was to systematically access the effect of endogenous and exogenous factors on VOC composition of exhaled breath...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
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