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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027131/selective-bet-protein-inhibition-with-apabetalone-and-cardiovascular-events-a-pooled-analysis-of-trials-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Stephen J Nicholls, Kausik K Ray, Jan O Johansson, Alan Gordon, Michael Sweeney, Chris Halliday, Ewelina Kulikowski, Norman Wong, Susan W Kim, Gregory G Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins can modulate lipoprotein and inflammatory factors that mediate atherosclerosis. The impact of the BET inhibitor, apabetalone, on cardiovascular events is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the impact of apabetalone on cardiovascular event rates in a pooled analysis of clinical studies in patients with established coronary artery disease. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of patients (n = 798) with coronary artery disease who participated in clinical trials (ASSERT, ASSURE, SUSTAIN) that evaluated the impact of 3-6 months of treatment with apabetalone on lipid parameters and coronary atherosclerosis...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020384/fibrosis-as-measured-by-the-biomarker-tissue-inhibitor-metalloproteinase-1-predicts-mortality-in-age-gene-environment-susceptibility-reykjavik-ages-reykjavik-study
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Gina LaRocca, Thor Aspelund, Anders M Greve, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Tushar Acharya, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer, Vilmundur Gudnason, Andrew E Arai
Background: Fibrosis is a key pathological process in many chronic inflammatory disease states. Aims: We hypothesized that tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-1 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (TIMP-1 and MMP-9), biomarkers of fibrosis, would predict all-cause mortality and we assessed the incremental value of these biomarkers when adjusting for clinical and other biomarkers. Methods: The cohort included 5511 community-dwelling participants in the AGES-Reykjavik Study...
August 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994540/-protective-effect-of-shuyu-yiban-decoction-on-atherosclerosis-in-rats-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Xiao-Jun Zheng, Zhi-Qiang Hu, Shu-Wei Luan, Ran Li, Yun Li, Jian-Liang Li, Yu-Jie Li, Xiao-Xin Zhu
Shuyu Yiban decoction(SYYB) has significant effect in treating the patients with coronary heart disease combined with chronic psychological stress. In this study, in order to observe the effects of SYYB on early formation of atherosclerosis(As) and inflammation response induced by chronic psychological stress, high-fat diet+intraperitoneal injections of Vitamin D3 were given to establish As early lesion models, and based on these models, chronic unpredictable mild stress(CUMS) was used to observe whether the chronic psychological stress could increase coronary atherosclerotic lesions investigate the intervention effect of SYYB(6...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993933/gamma-glutamyltransferase-and-future-risk-of-pneumonia-a-long-term-prospective-cohort-study
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Setor K Kunutsor, Jari A Laukkanen
Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) has been linked with the risk of adverse health outcomes. We aimed to assess the prospective association of GGT activity with pneumonia risk. Serum GGT was measured at baseline in 2400 middle-aged men. Within-person variability in GGT values was corrected for using data from repeat measurements. During a median follow-up of 25.3 years, 409 pneumonia cases were recorded. The age-adjusted regression dilution ratio of GGT was 0.68 (95% CI 0.63-0.73). Gamma-glutamyltransferase was approximately log-linearly associated with pneumonia risk...
October 9, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992321/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-predicts-survival-in-end-stage-renal-disease-confounding-and-modifying-effects-of-cardiovascular-disease-body-composition-and-inflammation
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Erik Nilsson, Yang Cao, Bengt Lindholm, Ayane Ohyama, Juan Jesus Carrero, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Peter Stenvinkel
Background: High pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) levels are linked to atherosclerosis and associate with increased mortality in prevalent dialysis patients. We investigated associations of PAPP-A, measured at dialysis initiation, with cardiovascular disease (CVD), CVD risk factors and mortality in incident dialysis patients, and explored if body composition and inflammation modulated these associations. Methods: Baseline plasma PAPP-A levels, inflammation biomarkers and body composition, using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, were measured in 286 incident dialysis patients...
July 24, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986223/inflammatory-response-to-mental-stress-and-mental-stress-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Muhammad Hammadah, Samaah Sullivan, Brad Pearce, Ibhar Al Mheid, Kobina Wilmot, Ronnie Ramadan, Ayman Samman Tahhan, Wesley T O'Neal, Malik Obideen, Ayman Alkhoder, Naser Abdelhadi, Heval Mohamed Kelli, Mohamad Mazen Ghafeer, Pratik Pimple, Pratik Sandesara, Amit J Shah, Kareem Mohammed Hosny, Laura Ward, Yi-An Ko, Yan V Sun, Lei Weng, Michael Kutner, J Douglas Bremner, David S Sheps, Fabio Esteves, Paolo Raggi, Viola Vaccarino, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND: Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, yet the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. We measured the inflammatory response to acute laboratory mental stress in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its association with MSIMI. We hypothesized that patients with MSIMI would have a higher inflammatory response to mental stress in comparison to those without ischemia. METHODS: Patients with stable CAD underwent 99mTc sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging during mental stress testing using a public speaking stressor...
October 3, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980281/evaluating-the-effects-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-pathophysiological-pathways-of-heart-failure-using-surrogate-biomarkers
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Hamza Sunman, Adem Özkan, Hikmet Yorgun, Uğur Canpolat, Erdem Karabulut, Tülin Bayrak, Ergün Barış Kaya, Lale Tokgözoğlu, Necla Özer, Asuman Özkara, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on heart failure (HF), but none have evaluated the pathophysiological pathways involved in a single group of patients. Therefore, this study aims to assess the long-term effects of CRT on six different pathophysiological pathways involved in the process of HF by the use of surrogate biomarkers. METHODS: In a group 44 patients with HF, six groups of biomarkers were measured, both at baseline and 1 year after CRT implantation: Inflammation (interleukin [IL]-4, IL-6, tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-α, high sensitive C-reactive protein [hsCRP]); oxidative stress (myeloperoxidase, oxidized low-density lipoprotein [oxLDL], uric acid); extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling (matrix metalloproteinase [MMP]-2 and -9, galectin-3, procollagen III N-terminal propeptide [prokol-3NT]); neurohormonal pathways (endothelin-1, chromogranin-A); myocyte injury (troponin T, creatine kinase MB fraction [CK-MB]), myocyte stress (B-type natriuretic peptide [BNP])...
October 5, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977161/the-relationship-between-circulating-irisin-retinol-binding-protein-4-adiponectin-and-inflammatory-mediators-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Omur Tabak, Gonul Simsek, Fusun Erdenen, Volkan Sozer, Tuna Hasoglu, Remise Gelisgen, Esma Altunoglu, Cuneyt Muderrisoglu, Abdulhalim Senyigit, Hafize Uzun
OBJECTIVE: We wanted to investigate whether there is a relationship between circulating irisin, retinol binding protein-4 (RBP-4), adiponectin and proinflammatory mediators implicated in the development of insulin resistance (IR) in metabolic syndrome (MetS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In 180 individuals, including controls and patients with MetS, we measured fasting plasma insulin, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), pentraxin-3 (PTX-3), interleukin-33 (IL-33), irisin, RBP-4, and adiponectin using ELISA kits...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972854/the-effect-of-milk-on-recovery-from-repeat-sprint-cycling-in-female-team-sport-athletes
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Paula Rankin, Michael J Lawlor, Frank A Hills, Phillip G Bell, Emma J Stevenson, Emma Cockburn
The consumption of milk post-eccentric exercise attenuates the effects of muscle damage in team-sport athletes. However, participation in team sport involves both concentric-eccentric loading and metabolic stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of post-exercise milk consumption on recovery from a cycling protocol designed to simulate the metabolic demands of team sport. Ten female team-sport athletes participated in a randomised cross-over investigation. Upon completion of the protocol participants consumed 500ml of milk (MILK) or 500ml of an energy-matched carbohydrate (CHO) drink...
October 3, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971590/addition-of-novel-biomarkers-for-predicting-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Kazuomi Yamashita, Sonoo Mizuiri, Yoshiko Nishizawa, Kenichiro Shigemoto, Shigehiro Doi, Takao Masaki
Novel biomarkers might improve the prediction of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We simultaneously measured the levels of conventional and novel biomarkers [serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), intact fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23), β2-microglobulin (β2MG), cystatin C, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)] in 307 prevalent Japanese HD patients. There were 66 all-cause deaths, and 25 cardiovascular (CV) deaths during 2 years, which were assessed using Cox models and concordance (C)-statistics...
October 3, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969626/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-with-a-standardized-aqueous-extract-of-terminalia-chebula-fruit-ayuflex-%C3%A2-on-joint-mobility-comfort-and-functional-capacity-in-healthy-overweight-subjects-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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H L Lopez, S M Habowski, J E Sandrock, B Raub, A Kedia, E J Bruno, T N Ziegenfuss
BACKGROUND: Joint and connective tissue integrity, comfort and function are paramount to optimal performance in exercise, recreational and occupational activities. The fruit of Terminalia chebula has been used extensively in various traditional health systems for different ailments, with additional preclinical and clinical data demonstrating antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a standardized aqueous extract of Terminalia chebula fruit (AyuFlex®) dietary supplementation on joint mobility, comfort, and functional capacity in healthy overweight subjects...
October 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966342/evaluation-of-mih-scoring-system-in-diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Qinxing Xu, Junwei Du, Xiaobo Ling, Yangfei Lu
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the analysis of magnesium (Mg), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) concentrations can be used as a non-invasive and convenient method for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). MATERIAL AND METHODS After polysomnography, venous blood was collected from 33 patients with OSAS and 30 control individuals. Serum levels of Mg, hsCRP, and IMA were investigated. The relationship between these factors and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was analyzed using the Pearson correlation coefficient...
October 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960777/prognostic-importance-of-emerging-cardiac-inflammatory-and-renal-biomarkers-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-anaemia-red-hf-study
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Paul Welsh, Lei Kou, Changhong Yu, Inder Anand, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Aldo P Maggioni, Akshay S Desai, Scott D Solomon, Marc A Pfeffer, Sunfa Cheng, Lars Gullestad, Pål Aukrust, Thor Ueland, Karl Swedberg, James B Young, Michael W Kattan, Naveed Sattar, John J V McMurray
AIMS: To test the prognostic value of emerging biomarkers in the Reduction of Events by Darbepoetin Alfa in Heart Failure (RED-HF) trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Circulating cardiac [N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT)], neurohumoral [mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) and copeptin], renal (cystatin C), and inflammatory [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)] biomarkers were measured at randomization in 1853 participants with complete data...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955393/discordant-relationships-between-systemic-inflammatory-markers-and-burden-of-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jong-Ho Nam, Kyu-Hwan Park, Jung-Hee Lee, Chan-Hee Lee, Jang-Won Son, Ung Kim, Jong-Seon Park, Dong-Gu Shin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Oxidative stress (OS) plays an important role in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) by amplifying the inflammatory cascade, wherein augmented inflammation facilitates the atrial electrical remodeling process. Few studies have investigated the possible link between systemic inflammation and OS in AF. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 220 consecutive patients with AF (117 patients) or healthy controls (103 patients) were enrolled...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951620/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-is-associated-with-risk-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Rongrong Cai, Rong Huang, Jing Han, Haixia Sun, Jie Sun, Wenqing Xia, Sai Tian, Xue Dong, Yanjue Shen, Shaohua Wang
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a low-grade chronic inflammatory diseases, which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cognitive decline. We aim to evaluate associations between inflammatory markers and the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in T2DM. This study of 140 diabetic patients involved 71 with MCI and 69 controls. Clinical parameters, neuropsychological tests, high sensitivity C reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) mass and activity were measured...
September 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947730/association-of-serum-galectin-3-with-the-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Wei Feng, Xiaojuan Wu, Shaojun Li, Cui Zhai, Jian Wang, Wenhua Shi, Manxiang Li
BACKGROUND Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) aggravates the overall severity in COPD patients, resulting in severe morbidity and mortality. However, there are no objective biomarkers currently available to predict the development of AECOPD. Several studies have indicated that galectin-3 (Gal-3) is involved in diseases characterized by excessive inflammatory response and fibrosis. The objective of this study was to examine the dynamic changes of Gal-3 in acute exacerbation and convalescence phases of COPD...
September 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933797/perivascular-perfusion-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-is-associated-with-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Mathias Kaspar, Stephan Imfeld, Sasan Partovi, Markus Aschwanden, Thomas Baldi, Alexander Dikkes, Deborah R Vogt, Dimitrios A Tsakiris, Daniel Staub
Background Inflammatory processes of the venous wall in acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) play a role in thrombus formation and resolution. However, direct evaluation of the perivascular inflammation is currently not feasible. Objective To assess perivascular perfusion in acute proximal DVT using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) reflecting perivenous inflammation and its association with systemic inflammatory markers in a single-centre, prospective observational study. Patients/Methods Twenty patients with proximal DVT underwent CEUS imaging in the thrombosed and contralateral popliteal vein at baseline and after 2 weeks and 3 months...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931850/effect-of-caloric-restriction-on-gut-permeability-inflammation-markers-and-fecal-microbiota-in-obese-women
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Beate Ott, Thomas Skurk, Ljiljana Hastreiter, Ilias Lagkouvardos, Sandra Fischer, Janine Büttner, Teresa Kellerer, Thomas Clavel, Michael Rychlik, Dirk Haller, Hans Hauner
Recent findings suggest an association between obesity, loss of gut barrier function and changes in microbiota profiles. Our primary objective was to examine the effect of caloric restriction and subsequent weight reduction on gut permeability in obese women. The impact on inflammatory markers and fecal microbiota was also investigated. The 4-week very-low calorie diet (VLCD, 800 kcal/day) induced a mean weight loss of 6.9 ± 1.9 kg accompanied by a reduction in HOMA-IR (Homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance), fasting plasma glucose and insulin, plasma leptin, and leptin gene expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931072/high-prevalence-of-non-dipping-blood-pressure-and-vascular-stiffness-in-hiv-infected-south-africans-on-antiretrovirals
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M S Borkum, J M Heckmann, K Manning, J A Dave, N S Levitt, B L Rayner, N Wearne
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk of tissue inflammation and accelerated vascular aging ('inflamm-aging'). Abnormal diurnal blood pressure (BP) rhythms such as non-dipping may contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in HIV infected individuals. However, little data exists on ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and measures of vascular stiffness in the black African HIV infected population. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis of otherwise well, HIV infected outpatients on ART for >5 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929992/mood-disorders-and-circulating-levels-of-inflammatory-markers-in-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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J Glaus, R von Känel, A M Lasserre, M-P F Strippoli, C L Vandeleur, E Castelao, M Gholam-Rezaee, C Marangoni, E-Y N Wagner, P Marques-Vidal, G Waeber, P Vollenweider, M Preisig, K R Merikangas
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation is associated with mood disorders. However, the findings have been inconsistent because of heterogeneity across studies and methodological limitations. Our aim is to prospectively evaluate the bi-directional associations between inflammatory markers including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) with mood disorders. METHODS: The sample consisted of 3118 participants (53...
September 20, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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