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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 5,812 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026133/role-of-increased-mean-platelet-volume-mpv-and-decreased-mpv-platelet-count-ratio-as-poor-prognostic-factors-in-lung-cancer
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Muhyettin Omar, Ozgur Tanriverdi, Suna Cokmert, Esin Oktay, Ozlem Yersal, Kezban Nur Pilancı, Serkan Menekse, Muharrem Kocar, Cenk Ahmet Sen, Cetin Ordu, Gamze Goksel, Nezih Meydan, Sabri Barutca
OBJECTIVES: In this study, they investigated whether mean thrombocyte volume (MPV) and MPV/platelet count ratio have a prognostic significance in advanced NSCLC or not. METHODS: A total of 496 NSCLC patients at stage IIIB/IV and did not meet exclusion criteria were included in the study. The demographic features (age, gender, smoking habit), clinical characteristics (performance status, weight loss, disease stage, first-line treatment regimen), laboratory tests (levels of hemoglobin, lactate dehydrogenase and calcium as well as MPV, MPV/platelet count ratio and counts of white blood cell, platelet), and histological features (histologic type, tumor grade) were recorded...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000297/use-of-free-tissue-transfer-in-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-and-risk-of-overall-and-serious-complication-s-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-analysis-of-free-tissue-transfer-to-the-head-and-neck
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Steven B Cannady, Kyle M Hatten, Andres M Bur, Jason Brant, John P Fischer, Jason G Newman, Ara A Chalian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article was to assess the rates of head and neck free tissue transfer and variables available in the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS-NSQIP) dataset to predict overall and serious complications. METHODS: We conducted a data analysis from 2005 to 2014 on free tissue cases in the head and neck with descriptive and cross-sectional analysis to examine correlation of NSQIP variables with complications (p < ...
December 21, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992613/the-association-of-resting-heart-rate-with-the-presence-of-diabetes-in-korean-adults-the-2010-2013-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Jae Won Hong, Jung Hyun Noh, Dong-Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Previous epidemiologic studies have shown that elevated resting heart rate (HR) is associated with higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. Although the relationship between elevated HR and CVD is well established, the association between resting HR and diabetes has been relatively understudied, particularly in non-Western populations. OBJECTIVES: We confirmed the association between the presence of type 2 diabetes and resting HR in the Korean adult population using data from the 2010-2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932354/longitudinal-impact-of-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-on-inflammatory-markers-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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Cecile C King, Megan E Piper, Adam D Gepner, Michael C Fiore, Timothy B Baker, James H Stein
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate longitudinal changes in 6 inflammatory markers that predict cardiovascular disease events among smokers making a quit attempt and to characterize their cross-sectional associations between smoking and smoking heaviness. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In a longitudinal cohort study of contemporary smokers (n=1652), we evaluated (1) independent associations of smoking heaviness markers (exhaled carbon monoxide, cigarettes/d, pack-years) with inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, D-dimer, fibrinogen, urinary F2 isoprostane:creatinine [F2:Cr] ratio, white blood cell [WBC] count, myeloperoxidase) and (2) the effects of smoking cessation and continued smoking on these inflammatory markers after 1 year, among the 888 smokers who made an aided quit attempt as part of a randomized comparative effectiveness trial or standard care...
February 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893805/association-between-alcohol-intake-and-hemoglobin-a1c-in-the-korean-adults-the-2011-2013-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Jae Won Hong, Jung Hyun Noh, Dong-Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol consumption is commonly encountered in clinical practice, few studies have investigated the clinical significance of alcohol intake on the use of the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to investigate the association between alcohol intake and HbA1c level in the general population. METHODS: Among the 24,594 participants who participated in the 2011-2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), 12,923 participants were analyzed in this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874274/differential-association-between-sarcopenia-and-metabolic-phenotype-in-korean-young-and-older-adults-with-and-without-obesity
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You-Cheol Hwang, In-Jin Cho, In-Kyung Jeong, Kyu Jeung Ahn, Ho Yeon Chung
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether sarcopenia was associated with metabolic phenotype in subjects with and without obesity. METHODS: A total of 6,021 participants (2,592 men, 3,429 women) aged 30 to 93 years were assessed using data from the 2009 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sarcopenia was defined as appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by weight (%) that is <1 SD below the sex-specific mean for young adults. Metabolically unhealthy was defined as ≥2 components of metabolic syndrome or the presence of hypertension, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease...
January 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792942/cadmium-exposure-is-associated-with-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-a-circulating-marker-of-inflammation-and-future-cardiovascular-disease
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Björn Fagerberg, Yan Borné, Lars Barregard, Gerd Sallsten, Niklas Forsgard, Bo Hedblad, Margaretha Persson, Gunnar Engström
BACKGROUND: Diet and smoking are the main sources of cadmium exposure in the general population. Cadmium increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and experimental studies show that it induces inflammation. Blood cadmium levels are associated with macrophages in human atherosclerotic plaques. Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is an emerging biomarker for cardiovascular events related to inflammation and atherosclerotic plaques. The aim was to examine whether blood cadmium levels are associated with circulating suPAR and other markers of inflammation...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704320/association-between-serum-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-urban-han-chinese-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Zhen-Wei Shen, Jie Xing, Qing-Lian Wang, Ali Faheem, Xiang Ji, Jie Li, Wei-Wei Bian, Zheng Jiang, Xiu-Jun Li, Fu-Zhong Xue, Jing Liu
PURPOSE: Limited numbers of literatures have focused on the association between γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), and their results were controversial. Therefore, in this study, we set up a large-scale cohort of Chinese population to discover and verify the association between serum GGT and CKD. METHODS: Our cohort study was based on 21,818 patients who visited Health Management Center of Shandong Provincial Hospital, China, to receive routine health check-up during the period of 2005-2010, and we used multivariate Cox regression model to clarify whether elevated serum GGT increased the risk of CKD or not...
October 4, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671983/effects-of-occupational-exposure-to-carbon-black-on-peripheral-white-blood-cell-counts-and-lymphocyte-subsets
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Yufei Dai, Yong Niu, Huawei Duan, Bryan A Bassig, Meng Ye, Xiao Zhang, Tao Meng, Ping Bin, Xiaowei Jia, Meili Shen, Rong Zhang, Wei Hu, Xiaofa Yang, Roel Vermeulen, Debra Silverman, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan, Shanfa Yu, Yuxin Zheng
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified carbon black (CB) as a possible (Group 2B) human carcinogen. Given that most CB manufacturing processes result in the emission of various types of chemicals, it is uncertain if the adverse health effects that have been observed in CB-exposed workers are related to CB specifically or are due to other exposures. To address this issue, we conducted a cross-sectional molecular epidemiology study in China of 106 male factory workers who were occupationally exposed to pure CB and 112 unexposed male workers frequency-matched by age and smoking status from the same geographic region...
October 2016: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629835/the-association-between-dental-status-and-systemic-lipid-profile-and-inflammatory-mediators-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction
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Bartłomiej Górski, Ewa Nargiełło, Grzegorz Opolski, Ewa Ganowicz, Renata Górska
BACKGROUND: Many epidemiological studies have proven that local infection may influence the levels of systemic lipid profile and inflammatory mediators. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to evaluate the association between the state of the oral cavity, lipids and inflammatory mediator concentrations in Poles after acute myocardial infarction (MI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 134 subjects with a mean age of 54.3 years (± 8.1) were included in the study...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583199/current-cigarette-smoking-is-a-reversible-cause-of-elevated-white-blood-cell-count-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-studies
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Takakazu Higuchi, Fumio Omata, Kenji Tsuchihashi, Kazuhiko Higashioka, Ryosuke Koyamada, Sadamu Okada
While cigarette smoking is a well-recognized cause of elevated white blood cell (WBC) count, studies on longitudinal effect of smoking cessation on WBC count are limited. We attempted to determine causal relationships between smoking and elevated WBC count by retrospective cross-sectional study consisting of 37,972 healthy Japanese adults who had a health check-up between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009 and longitudinal study involving 1730 current smokers who had more than four consecutive annual health check-ups between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2012...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555608/association-between-blood-lead-levels-and-blood-pressures-in-a-non-smoking-healthy-korean-population
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Kyu Rae Lee, Ki Dong Ko, In Cheol Hwang, Heuy Sun Suh, Kyoung Kon Kim
OBJECTIVE: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) has been performed every 3 years in Korea to help prevent cardiovascular mortality in the general population. Previous studies showed an association between blood lead levels and cardiovascular mortality. In order to assess the relationship between blood lead concentration and blood pressure in the healthy general population, we investigated whether blood lead levels were related to blood pressure in a non-smoking healthy population without any known medical diseases in the 2013 KNHANES...
August 23, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533292/case-233-blastomycosis
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Hans Mouser, Frank H Miller, Senta M Berggruen
History A 35-year-old man from the upper Midwest region of the United States who had no relevant medical history initially presented to an acute care clinic with multiple small tender skin lesions. His temperature was 38.1°C, and physical examination revealed several small fluctuant masses that were draining purulent material. Skin culture of one of the draining lesions was performed at this time, but there was no subsequent bacterial growth. A diagnosis of furunculosis was made, and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim; AR Scientific, Philadelphia, Pa) and a regimen of chlorhexidine washes were prescribed...
September 2016: Radiology
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