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Vit B 12 therapy

A Bachir Cherif, M Temmar, S Bennouar, A Bouamra, A Taleb, A Bouraghda, M T Bouafia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of 25 (OH) vitamin D supplementation on blood pressure (BP) variability in hypertensive women in the pre-menopausal and post-menopausal periods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 881 hypertensive women prospectively followed for an interventional study between January 2016 and September 2017, in specialized consultation at the department of internal medicine at the Blida University Hospital (Algeria). Four hundred and thiry nine premenopausal women (group I) and 442 menopausal women (group II)...
May 8, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Bruno Sangro, Carlo Ludovico Maini, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Roberto Cianni, Rita Golfieri, Daniele Gasparini, Samer Ezziddin, Philipp M Paprottka, Francesco Fiore, Mark Van Buskirk, Jose Ignacio Bilbao, Rita Salvatori, Emanuela Giampalma, Onelio Geatti, Kai Wilhelm, Ralf Thorsten Hoffmann, Francesco Izzo, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Carlo Urigo, Alberta Cappelli, Alessandro Vit, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Tobias Franz Jakobs, Rosa Sciuto, Giuseppe Pizzi, Secondo Lastoria
PURPOSE: Radioembolisation is part of the multimodal treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at specialist liver centres. This study analysed the impact of prior treatment on tolerability and survival following radioembolisation. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with a confirmed diagnosis of HCC, who received radioembolisation with yttrium-90 resin microspheres at eight European centres between September 2003 and December 2009...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Payam Peymani, Saied Ghavami, Behzad Yeganeh, Reza Tabrizi, Siamak Sabour, Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Seyed Mehdi Ahmadi, Kamran B Lankarani
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus infection frequently leads to chronic hepatitis C which may progress to cirrhosis and can be ended to hepatocellular carcinoma. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Anthropometric Parameters, Vit D3, Thyroid Function, Ferritin and Biochemistry Parameters in patients chronically infected with HCV with non-response criteria which was treated by chloroquine. METHODS: This study was the continuation of our previous investigation with a triple-blind method in a randomized controlled pilot study...
May 6, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, Eric M Lamberg, Ely Rabin, Ahmed Elokda, Enrico Fazzini, William G Werner
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) have decreased glutathione levels and elevated homocysteine levels. These substances are considered markers of health, and an inverse relationship has been suggested through the transsulfuration pathway. This experiment tested the effects of exercise and B vitamin supplementation on homocysteine and glutathione levels, and if a relationship was present between these two markers in those with PD. Secondary aims included examining the impact of the interventions on aerobic efficiency and strength...
2012: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
Andres E Carrillo, Michael G Flynn, Catherine Pinkston, Melissa M Markofski, Yan Jiang, Shawn S Donkin, Dorothy Teegarden
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on inflammatory biomarkers in overweight and obese adults participating in a progressive resistance exercise training program. Twenty-three (26.1 ± 4.7 years) overweight and obese (BMI 31.3 ± 3.2 kg/m2) adults were randomized into a double-blind vitamin D supplementation (Vit D 4,000 IU/day; female 5, male 5) or placebo (PL, female 7; male 6) intervention trial. Both groups performed 12 weeks (3 days/week) of progressive resistance exercise training (three sets of eight exercises) at 70-80% of one repetition maximum...
August 2012: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Wei Wei, Ying-Hua Liu, Chang-E Zhang, Qun Wang, Zelan Wei, Darrell D Mousseau, Jian-Zhi Wang, Qing Tian, Gong-Ping Liu
Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our previous work has demonstrated that combined folate and vitamin B12 (vit-B12) supplementation prevents tau hyperphosphorylation and memory deficits induced by acute administration of homocysteine in young rats. Here, we further investigated whether folate/vit-B12 supplementation is also effective in aged rats with a chronically high level of homocysteine. 18-month-old rats were injected with homocysteine via the vena caudalis with or without a concurrent folate/vit-B12 supplementation for 28 weeks...
2011: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
R Mahajan, K Gupta
Monitoring of adverse drug reactions of a drug is a continuous process and runs through-out the life of a drug. Many rare adverse effects of a drug are documented after years of use; when a single case (signal generation) is reported leading subsequently to reporting of more cases. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 (vit B(12)) is a known sequel of prolonged metformin therapy. It was recommended to have annual measurement of serum vit B(12) levels in patients on long term metformin therapy way back in 1970 itself. After more than 50 years of use of metformin, we have come to know that metformin induced vit B(12) deficiency can cause neuropathy; forcing to change the recommendation from annual screening of vit B(12) levels to annual supplementation of vit B(12)...
October 2010: Journal of Young Pharmacists: JYP
Swati Kalgaonkar, Heidrun B Gross, Wallace Yokoyama, Carl L Keen
The concept that the consumption of a diet rich in flavonoids can be associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease is becoming increasingly accepted. In the present study we investigated the effects of the following four diets on blood pressure and cholesterol ester levels in hypercholesterolemic Golden Syrian hamsters: a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet (HFHC); a HFHC with 2% cranberry concentrate powder (HFHC+CE); a HFHC with 0.1% rutin (HFHC+Rutin); and a HFHC with 30 mg/kg vitamin E (HFHC+Vit...
February 2010: Journal of Medicinal Food
S Dugas-Breit, B Przybilla, M Dugas, A Arnold, G Pfundstein, H Küchenhoff, F Ruëff
BACKGROUND: Baseline serum mast cell tryptase concentration (BTC) is thought to reflect the constitutive mast cell load or activity of an individual patient. Little is known about the individual stability of BTC during long-term venom immunotherapy (VIT). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the intra-individual stability of BTC over time in patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy. METHODS: Three hundred and two patients were studied. BTC was measured before and at least twice during VIT...
April 2010: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Yi-Wen Chiu, Jer-Ming Chang, Shang-Jyh Hwang, Jer-Chia Tsai, Hung-Chun Chen
Various regimens of folic acid-based and vitamin B12 (Vit B12) supplementations have been tried for lowering plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels in uremic patients. However, the therapeutic potency of low-dose folic acid and Vit B12 alone is not properly understood. In this study, seventy-five patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD) therapy were randomized into three groups. The FNA group received intravenous (IV) supplementation with folinic acid 3 mg weekly; the Vit B12 group received IV supplementation with vitamin B12 1 mg weekly; and the combination group received IV supplementation with both agents weekly...
2009: Renal Failure
Arvind K Sinha, Suman Rijal, Prahlad Karki, S Majhi
Fifty (50) cases of Leishmaniasis were included in a prospective study after making the diagnosis based on the demonstration of L D Bodies on bone marrow aspirate. Hemoglobin (Hb) and total leucocyte count (TLC) were less than 10 gm/dl and 4000 per/ml respectively in 22 out of 50 cases. Among 50 cases, 30 showed macrocytic red cell and hypersegmented neutrophils on peripheral blood smear as features of megaloblastic anemia. Out of 30 cases of leishmaniasis with megaloblastic anemia, 10 cases showed decreased reticulocyte count...
October 2006: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Silvina R Mastaglia, Gretel G Pellegrini, Patricia M Mandalunis, Macarena M Gonzales Chaves, Silvia M Friedman, Susana N Zeni
The present study was carried out to obtain an experimental model of vitamin D (vit D) insufficiency and established osteopenia (experiment 1) to then investigate whether vit D status, i.e. normal or insufficient, interferes with bone mass recovery resulting from bisphosphonate therapy (experiment 2). Rats (n = 40) underwent OVX (n = 32) or a sham operation (n = 8). The first 15 days post-surgery, all groups were kept under fluorescent tube lighting and fed a diet containing 200 IU% vit D (+D). They were then assigned during an additional 45 days to receive either +D or a diet lacking vit D (-D) and kept under 12 h light/dark cycles using fluorescent or red lighting...
October 2006: Bone
F Ruëff, H Wolf, J Schnitker, J Ring, B Przybilla
BACKGROUND: For the immunotherapy of Hymenoptera venom allergy various preparations and treatment protocols are in use. However, controlled studies making direct comparisons of the efficacy and safety of different regimens are rare. OBJECTIVE: To assess prospectively different venom immunotherapy (VIT) protocols using an aqueous or an aluminium hydroxide adsorbed allergen preparation for the treatment of honeybee venom (HBV) allergy. METHODS: Sixty-five HBV allergic patients (42 males, 23 females; aged 17-75 years) with a history of systemic anaphylactic reactions (SARs) to honeybee stings were treated according to three different regimens...
June 2004: Allergy
P Ventura, R Panini, S Emiliani, G Salvioli
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia has been reported in type II diabetic patients with documented vascular disease; hence the hypothesis that hyperhomocysteinemia may contribute to overall mortality in diabetic patients. The link between insulin and homocysteine metabolism has not been completely clarified yet; in particular, only few data are available on the effects of insulin in vivo on homocysteine metabolism in the presence of abnormalities of sulphur amino acid metabolism (methionine intolerance)...
January 2004: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Siro Passi, Ornella De Pità, Mauro Grandinetti, Cristina Simotti, Gian Paolo Littarru
The concentration of Vitamin E (vit E) and ubiquinone (CoQ10), which together with squalene (SQ), play a key role against external oxidative insult, has been shown to decrease significantly during ageing. The aim of the present study is to inquire the effect of the combined use of topical bio-cosmetics containing natural active principles (including sebum-like lipid fractions, sebum and epidermal lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidants), and oral antioxidant supplements on the antioxidant content of sebum and stratum corneum...
2003: BioFactors
Y Hu, W Zhang, L Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the therapeutic effect of combined western and traditional Chinese medicines for the treatment of verruca plana. METHODS: Acupoint injection of Vit. B12 was used to treat 91 patients suffering from verruca plana after unsuccessful therapy of more than 3 methods. RESULTS: Complete cure, 35 cases; significantly improved, 56 patients. The total effective rate was 100%. Compared with the Vit. B12 i.m. injection group and polyinosinic cytidy lic acid i...
March 1998: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
R C Cook, S Parker, K Kingsbury, J J Frohlich, J G Abel, M Gao, A P Ignaszewski
BACKGROUND: Elevated total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) levels have been associated with vascular disease and higher mortality in patients with coronary artery disease. Graft coronary disease is a major cause of mortality in long-term survivors of heart transplantation, and hyperhomocysteinemia may be one of its causes. The objectives of our study were to establish the effectiveness of a 3 stage homocysteine-lowering algorithm in a group of 84 heart transplant (HTx) patients and to evaluate the effect of renal function on the response to homocysteine-lowering therapy...
March 2001: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
A Michils, S Baldassarre, C Ledent, M Mairesse, B Gossart, J Duchateau
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown in several allergy models that allergic and tolerance status with respect to allergens is associated with a somewhat different dominant specificity of IgG antibodies. The objective was to test this hypothesis in the compelling model of ultrarush venom immunotherapy (VIT), which induces clinical tolerance after only a few hours of treatment. METHODS: Antibody titers and specificity were evaluated through solid-phase ELISA using streptavidin-biotin technology in 12 patients allergic to wasp venom before and during the ultrarush procedure (at 12 h, 24 h, and 15 days)...
May 2000: Allergy
V Panichi, S De Pietro, B Andreini, A M Bianchi, M Migliori, D Taccola, L Giovannini, C Tetta, R Palla
Calcitriol modulates in vivoand in vitro cytokine production: A role for intracellular calcium. Background. Several immunomodulatory properties of calcitriol are currently known, however, only little information is available regarding the in vivo and in vitro effects of calcitriol on cytokine production in chronic renal failure. Methods. To study the in vitro effect of calcitriol on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine production, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, 2.5 ml/ml) from 12 chronic dialytic (HD), 15 undialyzed chronic renal failure (CRF) patients and 10 normal subjects (N) were incubated at 37 degrees for 12 hours with 100 ng of LPS (E...
November 1998: Kidney International
B Meddah, M Brazier, S Kamel, M Maamer, L Samson, G Desmet, J L Sebert
The measurement of urinary deoxypyridinoline (DPD) constitutes a specific and sensitive marker of bone resorption. Total and free forms of DPD are determined by chromatographic method (HPLC) after or without hydrolysis of urine, respectively. Pyrilinks-D, a new immunoassay, allows to assess directly the free forms and needs an appropriate hydrolysis step for measuring the total form. We have compared the values of free (F), total (T) and conjugated (NF) forms of DPD determined by HPLC and Pyrilinks-D, in elderly women (n = 21, mean age: 83...
1996: Annales de Biologie Clinique
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