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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277723/collagen-vi-disorders-insights-on-form-and-function-in-the-extracellular-matrix-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Shireen R Lamandé, John F Bateman
Mutations in the three canonical collagen VI genes, COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3, cause a spectrum of muscle disease from Bethlem myopathy at the mild end to the severe Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Mutations can be either dominant or recessive and the resulting clinical severity is influenced by the way mutations impact the complex collagen VI assembly process. Most mutations are found towards the N-terminus of the triple helical collagenous domain and compromise extracellular microfibril assembly. Outside the triple helix collagen VI is highly polymorphic and discriminating mutations from rare benign changes remains a major diagnostic challenge...
December 22, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248384/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-telmisartan-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide-versus-telmisartan-amlodipine-combination-therapy-for-essential-hypertension-uncontrolled-with-telmisartan-amlodipine-the-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-tahyti-study
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Ki-Chul Sung, Yong-Seog Oh, Dong-Hun Cha, Soon-Jun Hong, Kyung-Heon Won, Ki-Dong Yoo, Seung-Woon Rha, Young-Keun Ahn, Jeong-Cheon Ahn, Ji-Yong Jang, Tack-Jong Hong, Sang-Kyoon Cho, Sang-Ho Park, Min-Su Hyon, Chang-Wook Nam, In-Ho Chae, Byung-Su Yoo, Jong-Min Song, Jin-Ok Jeong, Young Won Yoon, Byung-Soo Kim, Tae-Hyun Yang, Deok-Kyu Cho, Sang-Hyun Kim, Yu-Jeong Choi, Ji-Hun Ahn, Dong-Woon Jeon, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: This 8-week study in Korea aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a telmisartan/amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide (TAH) combination versus telmisartan/amlodipine (TA) combination in patients with essential hypertension that did not respond appropriately to 4-week treatment with TA. METHODS: All patients who met the inclusion criteria received TA (40/5 mg) during a 4-week run-in period (period 1). Patients who met the criteria for essential hypertension (mean sitting systolic blood pressure [MSSBP], ≥140 and <200 mm Hg, or ≥130 and<200 mm Hg in those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease) after period 1 were randomly assigned to receive TA 40/5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236222/an-indirect-comparison-of-changes-in-the-impact-of-weight-on-quality-of-life-among-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-treated-with-antihyperglycemic-agents-in-dual-therapy-with-metformin
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Shana B Traina, April Slee, Suzy Van Sanden, Joris Diels
INTRODUCTION: It is important to capture the patient experience with a diabetes treatment in clinical trials; however, use of instruments to assess patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in diabetes trials is inconsistent and results may not be reported alongside primary efficacy data. In lieu of head-to-head data, indirect comparisons can be used to compare competing interventions. In this study, we used indirect comparison methods to assess differences in PRO score changes between canagliflozin and other antihyperglycemic agents as add-on to metformin...
December 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158852/curative-metatarsal-bone-surgery-combined-with-intralesional-administration-of-recombinant-human-epidermal-growth-factor-in-diabetic-neuropathic-ulceration-of-the-forefoot-a-prospective-open-uncontrolled-nonrandomized-observational-study
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Aristides L Garcia Herrera, Ridel de Jesús Febles Sanabria, Liliana de Los Ángeles Acosta Cabadilla, Miriam Moliner Cartaya
Background: Curative surgery is performed for a foot with ulcers and loss of protective sensation to heal the wound and prevent amputation. Evidence supports that patients with diabetes have decreased concentrations of growth factors in their tissues, notably epidermal growth factor (EGF). Injecting EGF deep into the bottom of the wound and its contours encourages a more effective response in terms of granulation tissue growth and wound closure. Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of curative metatarsal bone surgery combined with intralesional administration of human recombitant EGF in neuropathic diabetic forefoot ulceration...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121661/high-prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-associated-risk-factors-amongst-adults-living-with-hiv-in-cambodia
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Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Anthony D Harries, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun, Carrine Brody, Gitau Mburu, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: With rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy for HIV, there are rising life expectancies among people living with HIV. As a result, co-morbidity from non-communicable diseases in those living and aging with HIV is increasingly being reported. Published data on this issue have been limited in Cambodia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and associated risk factors in adults living with HIV in Cambodia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118299/the-effect-of-cilostazol-on-the-angiographic-outcome-of-drug-eluting-coronary-stents-angiographic-analysis-of-the-cilon-t-influence-of-cilostazol-based-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-on-ischemi-complication-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-trial
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Jung-Won Suh, Seung-Pyo Lee, KyungWoo Park, Hyun-Jae Kang, Bon-Kwon Koo, Young-Seok Cho, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae, Dong-Ju Choi, Seung-Woon Rha, Jang-Ho Bae, Taek-Geun Kwon, Jang-Whan Bae, Myeong-Chan Cho, Hyo-Soo Kim
It is not clear if anti-restonotic effect of cilostazol is consistent for different types of drug-eluting stents (DES).The purpose of this study was to compare the anti-proliferative effect of cilostazol between DAT and TAT with consideration of confounding influences of DES type.Nine hundred and fifteen patients were randomized to either dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT; aspirin and clopidogrel) or triple antiplatelet therapy (TAT; aspirin, clopidogrel, and cilostazol) in the previous CILON-T trial. After excluding 70 patients who received both or neither stents, we analyzed 845 patients who received exclusively PES or ZES, and compared in-stent late loss at 6 months between both antiplatelet regimens (DAT versus TAT)...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029950/survival-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-patients-in-the-modern-era-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Geoff Strange, Edmund M Lau, Eleni Giannoulatou, Carolyn Corrigan, Eugene Kotlyar, Fiona Kermeen, Trevor Williams, David S Celermajer, Nathan Dwyer, Helen Whitford, Jeremy P Wrobel, John Feenstra, Melanie Lavender, Kenneth Whyte, Nicholas Collins, Peter Steele, Susanna Proudman, Vivek Thakkar, Dominic Keating, Anne Keogh
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology and treatment strategies continue to evolve in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We sought to define the characteristics and survival of patients with idiopathic, heritable and drug-induced PAH in the current management era. METHODS: Consecutive cases of idiopathic, heritable and drug-induced PAH were prospectively enrolled into an Australian and New Zealand Registry. RESULTS: Between January 2012 and December 2016, a total of 220 incident cases were enrolled (mean age 57...
September 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990512/fighting-type-2-diabetes-present-and-future-perspectives
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Cai-Guo Yu, Ying Fu, Yuan Fang, Ning Zhang, Rong-Xin Sun, Dong Zhao, Ying-Mei Feng, Bao-Yu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes mellitus accounts for 80-90% of diabetic patients. So far, the treatment of diabetes mainly aims at elevating insulin level and lowering glucose level in the peripheral blood and mitigating insulin resistance. Physiologically, insulin secretion from pancreatic β cells is delicately regulated. Thus, how insulin-related therapies could titrate blood glucose appropriately and avoid the occurrence of hypoglycemia remains an important issue for decades. Similar question is addressed on how to attenuate vascular complication in diabetic subjects...
October 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948541/cost-of-glycemic-target-achievement-with-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-uk
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Marc Evans, Sayeed Achha, Cheryl Neslusan
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes-related costs make up a large portion of healthcare expenditures in the UK. Many of these costs are related to treatment of diabetes-related complications. Reducing HbA1c to <7.0% (53 mmol/mol) reduces the incidence of complications and comorbidities. Metformin plus sulfonylurea is the most common dual oral combination therapy in the UK. The costs of achieving HbA1c <7.0% in patients inadequately controlled on metformin plus sulfonylurea were analyzed for the sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin from the perspective of the UK National Health System...
October 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891139/helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-children
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REVIEW
Nicolas Kalach, Patrick Bontems, Josette Raymond
Helicobacter pylori infection in children differs from that in adults, from the point of view of epidemiology, host response, clinical features, related diseases, and diagnosis, as well as treatment strategies. The prevalence of H. pylori infection, in both children and adults, is decreasing in the Western World as well as in some developing countries, which contrasts with the increase in childhood asthma and allergic diseases. Recurrent abdominal pain is not specific during H. pylori infection in children...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884600/dapagliflozin-saxagliptin-fixed-dose-tablets-a-new-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-combination-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
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Valerie Azzopardi Coppenrath, Tasmina Hydery
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and place in therapy of the fixed-dose combination (FDC) product, QTERN (dapagliflozin/saxagliptin) tablets. DATA SOURCES: Searches of MEDLINE (1946 to July 1, 2017) were conducted using the keywords QTERN, saxagliptin, and dapagliflozin. Additional data were obtained from the prescribing information, the product dossier, and Clinicaltrials.gov . STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: All English language articles related to pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, or safety of the combination therapy in human subjects were reviewed...
January 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818746/patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-coronary-artery-disease-double-trouble
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REVIEW
Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta Malyszko
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors - hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among patients with CAD is low and it is estimated from 0.2% to 5%. AF is a well-established factor of poor short- and long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with a marked increase in overall mortality...
August 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792171/glycemic-pentad
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Glycemic Pentad Forum
BACKGROUND: Conventionally, diabetes management involved targeting the triad of FPG, PPG, and HbA1c. However, several studies have suggested the quintessential need for a paradigm shift to incorporate glycemic variability and quality of life in the holistic diabetes control regimen. AIM: To generate a consensus and ratify the position of Glycemic Variability (GV) and Quality of Life (QOL), along with the traditional triad, in diabetes management in India. To evaluate whether the triple fixed dose combination of metformin, glimepiride, and voglibose can accomplish the goals of glycemic pentad...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701182/do-we-really-need-to-differentiate-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-insulin-producing-cells-for-attenuation-of-the-autoimmune-responses-in-type-1-diabetes-immunoprophylactic-effects-of-precursors-to-insulin-producing-cells
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Anshu Sharma, Rajni Rani
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a multifactorial autoimmune disorder where pancreatic beta cells are lost before the clinical manifestations of the disease. Administration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or MSCs differentiated into insulin-producing cells (IPCs) have yielded limited success when used therapeutically. We have evaluated the immunoprophylactic potentials of precursors to insulin-producing cells (pIPCs) and IPCs in nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice to ask a basic question: do we need to differentiate MSCs into IPCs or will pIPCs suffice to attenuate autoimmune responses in T1D? METHODS: Bone marrow-derived MSCs from Balb/c mice were characterized following the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) guidelines...
July 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690682/autologous-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cells-transplantation-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-effect-on-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Shobhit Bhansali, Pinaki Dutta, Mukesh Kumar Yadav, Ashish Jain, Sunder Mudaliar, Meredith Hawkins, Anura V Kurpad, Deepak Pahwa, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Ratti Ram Sharma, Vivekanand Jha, Neelam Marwaha, Shipra Bhansali, Anil Bhansali
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance and insulin deficiency are the cardinal defects in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Despite the plethora of anti-diabetic medications, drugs specifically targeting the β-cells are still desired. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a novel therapeutics strategy to target β-cells; however, their mechanism of action has not been well defined. This study aims to examine the efficacy and safety of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (ABM-MNCs) transplantation in T2DM, and explores the mechanistic insights into stem cells action through metabolic studies...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612911/short-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-three-different-antiplatelet-regimens-in-diabetic-patients-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-randomised-study
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Yang Liu, Hengliang Liu, Yibin Hao, Zhenxuan Hao, Guoying Geng, Wenjie Han, Qi Chen, Danli Wang, Lingzhi Liu, Kailong Jia, Yuxin Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIM: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of dual and triple antiplatelet therapy (DAPT and TAPT) in patients with diabetes and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (D-STEMI), who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: We designed a phase IV, single-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The D-STEMI patients (n = 258) were randomly divided into three groups. Control group A (85 patients), was treated with aspirin and clopidogrel; group B (87 patients) received aspirin, clopidogrel, and tirofiban; and group C (86 patients) were treated with aspirin, ticagrelor, and tirofiban...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545937/treatment-of-nafld-with-diet-physical-activity-and-exercise
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REVIEW
Manuel Romero-Gómez, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Michael Trenell
Lifestyle intervention can be effective when treating non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) patients. Weight loss decreases cardiovascular and diabetes risk and can also regress liver disease. Weight reductions of ⩾10% can induce a near universal non-alcoholic steatohepatitis resolution and fibrosis improvement by at least one stage. However, modest weight loss (>5%) can also produce important benefits on the components of the NAFLD activity score (NAS). Additionally, we need to explore the role of total calories and type of weight loss diet, micro- and macronutrients, evidence-based benefits of physical activity and exercise and finally support these modifications through established behavioural change models and techniques for long-term maintenance of lifestyle modifications...
October 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539935/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-triple-therapy-containing-ilaprazole-levofloxacin-and-amoxicillin-as-first-line-treatment-in-helicobacter-pylori-infections
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Hyo Jun Ahn, Dong Pil Kim, Myeong Su Chu, Hyeon Jeong Yun, Seok-Hwan Kim, Seung Woo Lee, Dong Soo Lee
Background and Aims. To establish the efficacy and safety of ilaprazole, levofloxacin, and amoxicillin as a first-line eradication treatment for Helicobacter pylori. Methods. Patients with gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, or gastritis, as detected by esophagogastroduodenoscopy with confirmed H. pylori infection between September 2014 and November 2015, were enrolled in the study. All participants received ilaprazole (10 mg bid), levofloxacin (500 mg bid), and amoxicillin (1000 mg bid) for 10 days. H. pylori eradication was confirmed by a (13)C-urea breath test at 6-8 weeks after the end of treatment...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489722/bilateral-herpetic-keratitis-after-bilateral-intravitreal-bevacizumab-for-exudative-macular-degeneration
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Angeline M Derham, Eric Chen, Vatinee Y Bunya, Ronan E OʼMalley
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral herpetic epithelial keratitis after bilateral intravitreal bevacizumab injections for the treatment of exudative age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: A 66-year-old man with diabetes and an extensive history of bilateral anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatments for exudative age-related macular degeneration received an intravitreal bevacizumab injection in the right eye and triple therapy (bevacizumab, photodynamic therapy, and triamcinolone acetonide) in the left eye...
July 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480051/metformin-suppresses-triple-negative-breast-cancer-stem-cells-by-targeting-klf5-for-degradation
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Peiguo Shi, Wenjing Liu, Tala, Haixia Wang, Fubing Li, Hailin Zhang, Yingying Wu, Yanjie Kong, Zhongmei Zhou, Chunyan Wang, Wenlin Chen, Rong Liu, Ceshi Chen
Out of the breast cancer subtypes, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the poorest prognosis without effective targeted therapies. Metformin, a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus, was demonstrated to target breast cancer stem cells selectively. However, the efficiency and the mechanism of action of metformin in TNBC are unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that metformin decreased the percentage of TNBC stem cells partially through the downregulation of the expression of the stem cell transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) and its downstream target genes, such as Nanog and FGF-BP1, in TNBC cell lines...
2017: Cell Discovery
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