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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636252/influence-of-analyzed-lubricant-volumes-on-the-amount-and-characteristics-of-generated-wear-particles-from-three-different-types-of-polyethylene-liner-materials
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Jana Markhoff, Carmen Zietz, Christian Fabry, Gerhard Fulda, Rainer Bader
The articulating components of artificial joints consist mainly of metals, ceramics, or polymers. Resulting abrasive wear particles can promote osteolysis and aseptic loosening of the endo-prosthetic implants. Ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene is the material used most for bearing couples in total hip replacement. In the present study, three types of polyethylene (PE) liners varying in material composition, i.e., (1) conventional PE (C-PE), (2) sequentially cross-linked PE (SX-PE), (3) cross-linked PE blended with vitamin E (EX-PE) articulating with two types of femoral heads were used...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634697/in-psoriatic-arthritis-dkk-1-and-pth-are-lower-than-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-healthy-controls
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Angelo Fassio, Luca Idolazzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Camilla Benini, Elisabetta Vantaggiato, Francesco Bertoldo, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is characterized by bone erosive damage often associated with exuberant bone formation especially in enthesial sites. Dkk-1 and sclerostin are the main inhibitors of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway and play a key role in the regulation of both bone formation and resorption. We performed this study in order to compare the serum levels of the WNT-pathway regulators along with bone turnover markers (BTM) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) between three different groups: one group of female patients affected by PsA, one group of female patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and healthy female controls (HC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634625/serum-antioxidant-capacity-biochemical-profile-and-body-composition-of-breast-cancer-survivors-in-a-randomized-mediterranean-dietary-intervention-study
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Maria Skouroliakou, D Grosomanidis, P Massara, C Kostara, P Papandreou, D Ntountaniotis, G Xepapadakis
PURPOSE: Increasing evidence suggests that Mediterranean Diet (MD) is correlated with reduced risk of breast cancer (BC) and cancer mortality, since it modifies patients' serum antioxidant capacity, body composition and biochemical parameters. The aim of the study was to investigate whether a dietary intervention based on MD has a beneficial effect on these factors. METHODS: In this intervention study, seventy female BC survivors were randomly assigned to (1) the intervention group (personalized dietary intervention based on MD) and (2) the control group (received the updated American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention and ad libitum diet)...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634538/prevalence-and-clinical-impact-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-on-abdominal-tuberculosis
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Vishal Sharma, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Amit Kumar, Ravi Sharma, Naresh Sachdeva, Kaushal K Prasad, Surinder S Rana
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is recognised to have multiple actions, including role in immune modulation. The prevalence and impact of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in abdominal tuberculosis is unknown. METHODS: We report the prevalence and clinical impact of VDD in patients with abdominal tuberculosis. The patients were divided into two groups: VDD (<20 ng/ml) or vitamin D sufficient (VDS) (⩾20 ng/ml). Groups were compared for extent (abdominal alone or extra-abdominal also) of disease and pattern of involvement (intestinal, peritoneal or both) and inflammatory response [serum C-reactive protein (CRP)]...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634113/vitamin-d3-supplementation-attenuates-the-early-stage-of-mouse-hepatocarcinogenesis-promoted-by-hexachlorobenzene-fungicide
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Guilherme R Romualdo, Renata L Goto, Ana A H Fernandes, Bruno Cogliati, Luis F Barbisan
Hexachlorobezene (HCB), a fungicide widely distributed in the environment, promotes the development of hepatocellular preneoplastic lesions (PNL) and tumors in rodents. In contrast, vitamin D3 (VD3) supplementation presents a potential role for the prevention/treatment of chronic liver diseases. Thus, we investigated whether VD3 supplementation attenuates the early stage of HCB-promoted hepatocarcinogenesis. Female Balb/C mice were injected a single dose of diethylnitrosamine (DEN, 50 mg/kg) at postnatal day 15...
June 17, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628374/effects-of-a-multispecies-probiotic-supplement-on-bone-health-in-osteopenic-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Sadegh Jafarnejad, Kurosh Djafarian, Mohammad Reza Fazeli, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Abdolrahman Rostamian, Seyed Ali Keshavarz
OBJECTIVE: The development of alternative approaches to prevent and/or treat osteoporosis, as a chronic progressive bone disease, is being considered currently. Among dietary supplements, probiotics may have favorable effects on bone metabolism. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a multispecies probiotic supplementation on bone biomarkers and bone density in osteopenic postmenopausal women. METHODS: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on 50 patients with osteopenia aged 50-72 years...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627837/natural-antioxidant-vitamins-status-in-pregnancies-complicated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#7
Amita K Gadhok, Tarun K Sharma, Maheep Sinha, Rakesh Khunteta, Satish K Vardey, Poonam Sahni, Manisha Sankhla
BACKGROUND: The weight of the infant at birth is a powerful predictor of infant growth and survival and is dependent on maternal health and nutrition during pregnancy. Pregnant women have a defense mechanism against increased oxidative stress composed of antioxidant enzymes and natural antioxidant vitamins like vitamin C and E. Therefore, we evaluated whether differences exist in serum levels of vitamin C and E in pregnant women complicated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626899/consideration-of-the-presence-of-inflammation-is-essential-for-interpretation-of-serum-micronutrient-results
#8
Emma Osland
It was with great interest I read the recent contribution by Christie-David and Gunton, 'Vitamin C deficiency and diabetes mellitus - easily missed?' [1], outlining their retrospective cohort study in 11 patients with poorly healing foot ulcers in the setting of diabetes mellitus. Their findings suggest previously unrecognized vitamin C deficiency may have been a contributing factor to the ulcers that were being treated in their clinic; a hypothesis supported by the healing reported to occur within 3 weeks of the commencement of vitamin C replacement [1]...
June 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624471/vitamin-e-antagonizes-ozone-induced-asthma-exacerbation-in-balb-c-mice-through-the-nrf2-pathway
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Liju Duan, Jinquan Li, Ping Ma, Xu Yang, Shunqing Xu
Millions of people are regularly exposed to ozone, a gas known to contribute significantly to worsening the symptoms of patients with asthma. However, the mechanisms underlying these ozone exacerbation effects are not fully understood. In this study, we examined the exacerbation effect of ozone in OVA-induced asthma mice and tried to demonstrate the protective mechanism of vitamin E (VE). An asthma mouse model was established, and used to identify the exacerbating effects of ozone by assessing cytokine and serum immunoglobulin concentrations, airway leukocyte infiltration, histopathological changes in lung tissues, and airway hyper-responsiveness...
June 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623654/value-assignment-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-vitamin-d-standardization-program-serum-samples
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Karen W Phinney, Johanna E Camara, Susan S-C Tai, Lane C Sander, Stephen A Wise, Linde A C De Grande, Linda M Thienpont, Antonio M Possolo, Blaza Toman, Christopher T Sempos, Joseph M Betz, Paul M Coates
Assay variability has been cited as an obstacle to establishing optimal vitamin D exposure. As part of the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) effort to standardize the measurement of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], the value assignment of total 25(OH)D in 50 single-donor serum samples was performed using two isotope-dilution LC with tandem MS methods. Both methods are recognized as reference measurement procedures (RMPs) by the Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine. These samples and their assigned values serve as the foundation for several aspects of the VDSP...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622619/simultaneous-quantification-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-3-sulfate-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-3-glucuronide-in-human-serum-and-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-daptad-derivatization
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Chunying Gao, Mackenzie C Bergagnini-Kolev, Michael Z Liao, Zhican Wang, Timothy Wong, Justina C Calamia, Yvonne S Lin, Qingcheng Mao, Kenneth E Thummel
25-hydroxyvitamin D3-3-sulfate (25-OHD3-S) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3-3-glucuronide (25-OHD3-G) are major conjugative metabolites of vitamin D3 found in the systemic circulation and potentially important reservoirs for 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. Simultaneous and accurate quantification of these metabolites could advance assessment of the impact of vitamin D3 on health and disease. In this study, a highly sensitive and accurate liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous quantification of 25-OHD3-S and 25-OHD3-G in human serum or plasma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622535/vitamin-d-mediates-the-relationship-between-placental-cathelicidin-and-group-b-streptococcus-colonization-during-pregnancy
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Christine C Akoh, Eva K Pressman, Corrie M Whisner, Carrie Thomas, Chang Cao, Tera Kent, Elizabeth Cooper, Kimberly O O'Brien
Vitamin D is thought to modulate innate immune responses, and recent studies have highlighted the autocrine and paracrine functions of vitamin D in the placenta. Our objective was to determine the relationship between maternal vitamin D status and placental antimicrobial peptide (AMP) expression in a group of racially and ethnically diverse pregnant adolescents. In this study, 158 pregnant adolescents were recruited from the Rochester Adolescent Maternity Program (RAMP) in Rochester, NY. Maternal serum concentrations of the vitamin D biomarkers, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), were measured at mid-gestation (∼26 weeks) and at delivery...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
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/28618852/low-vitamin-d-is-associated-with-infections-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-during-pregnancy
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Christine C Akoh, Eva K Pressman, Elizabeth Cooper, Ruth Anne Queenan, Julie Pillittere, Kimberly O O'Brien
Vitamin D is known to regulate innate and adaptive immune processes at the cellular level, but the role of vitamin D status on associated inflammatory processes across pregnancy is unclear. Our primary objective was to evaluate the relationships between serum biomarkers of inflammation (interleukin [IL]-6, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-α), acute-phase proteins (C-reactive protein and hepcidin) and vitamin D status, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)2D), measured across pregnancy and in the neonate at birth...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615507/genetic-evaluations-of-chinese-patients-with-odontohypophosphatasia-resulting-from-heterozygosity-for-mutations-in-the-tissue-non-specific-alkaline-phosphatase-gene
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Jia Wan, Li Zhang, Tang Liu, Yewei Wang
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatasia is a rare heritable metabolic disorder characterized by defective bone and tooth mineralization accompanied by a deficiency of tissue-non-specific (liver/bone/kidney) isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase activity, caused by a number of loss-of-function mutations in the alkaline phosphatase liver type gene. We seek to explore the clinical manifestations and identify the mutations associated with the disease in a Chinese odonto- hypophosphatasia family. RESULTS: The proband and his younger brother affected with premature loss of primary teeth at their 2-year-old...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615252/research-policy-and-programmatic-considerations-from-the-biomarkers-reflecting-inflammation-and-nutritional-determinants-of-anemia-brinda-project
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Rebecca J Stoltzfus, Rolf Klemm
The Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project sought to inform the interpretation of iron and vitamin A biomarkers (ferritin, serum transferrin receptor, and retinol binding protein) in settings of prevalent inflammation as well as the prevention of and control strategies to address anemia. Our purpose is to comment on the contributions of the BRINDA to advance global knowledge with regard to iron and vitamin A status assessment in women and preschool children and to analyze the findings in terms of their rigor and usefulness for global nutrition research and programs...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611427/canine-leishmaniasis-progression-is-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency
#18
A Rodriguez-Cortes, C Martori, A Martinez-Florez, A Clop, M Amills, J Kubejko, J Llull, J M Nadal, J Alberola
The relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the risk of suffering from a plethora of health disorders, ranging from autoimmune processes to infectious diseases has been widely described. Nonetheless, the potential role of vitamin D in visceral leishmaniasis remains uncharacterized. In the Mediterranean basin, where the dog is leishmania's main peri-domestic reservoir, control measures against the canine disease have shown beneficial effects on the incidence of human leishmaniasis. In this study, we measured the vitamin D levels in serum samples from a cohort of 68 healthy and disease dogs from a highly endemic area and we have also studied the relationship of these levels with parasitological and immunological parameters...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606441/effects-of-high-dose-parenteral-vitamin-d-therapy-on-lipid-profile-and-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Gayani C Liyanage, Sarath Lekamwasam, Thilak P Weerarathna, Chandrani E Liyanage
AIMS: Aim of this study was to determine the effect of high dose vitamin D given to patients with early diabetic renal disease on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), triglycerides (TG) and high density lipoproteins (HDL) in a randomized controlled trial MATERIALS AND METHOD: Patients with early diabetic nephropathy were recruited. Selected patients were allocated to two groups by Block randomization method. Treatment group received 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 intramuscularly and the control group was given an equal volume of distilled water (0...
June 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599245/anti-inflammatory-and-ameliorative-effects-of-gallic-acid-on-fluoxetine-induced-oxidative-stress-and-liver-damage-in-rats
#20
Omid Karimi-Khouzani, Esfandiar Heidarian, Sayed Asadollah Amini
BACKGROUND: Fluoxetine-induced liver damage is a cause of chronic liver disease. In the present study the hepatoprotective effects of gallic acid against fluoxetine-induced liver damage were examined. METHODS: Forty-eight male rats were divided into six groups as follow: group 1, the control group; group 2, rats receiving fluoxetine (24mg/kg bw daily, po) without treatment; group 3, rats receiving 24mg/kg bw fluoxetine, treated with 50mg/kg bw silymarin and groups 4, 5, and 6 in which gallic acid (50, 100, and 200mg/kg bw, po, respectively) was prescribed after the consumption of fluoxetine...
March 23, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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