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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222987/frequency-and-correlates-of-tardive-dyskinesia-in-indian-patients-with-type-i-bipolar-disorder
#1
Tess Maria Rajan, Balaji Bharadwaj, Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Prashant Shankarrao Adole
BACKGROUND: Patients with Bipolar Disorder (BD) may have higher risk of Tardive Dyskinesia (TD). Theories for TD include inflammatory or oxidative stress and altered iron metabolism. The current frequency and clinical and biochemical correlates of TD in BD needs exploration. OBJECTIVES: To assess: (1) the frequency of TD in BD; (2) clinical correlates of TD in BD; (3) oxidative stress markers, inflammatory markers and hepcidin in TD in BD. MATERIALS & METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 170 patients with BD were assessed for clinical characteristics using structured assessments...
December 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214987/influence-of-c-reactive-protein-on-the-occurrence-and-assessing-of-albuminuria-severity-in-diabetics
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Lamija Pojskić, Sabaheta Hasić, Ema Tahto, Vildana Arnautović-Torlak, Belma Pojskić
Aim To asses relation of serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) level with albumin concentration in daily urine in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM). Methods The prospective study included 69 patients with T2DM, both sexes (24 males, 45 females), aged 30-82 years. They were divided into two groups: patients with T2DM and normoalbuminuria(T2DM-NA; n=40) and patients with T2DM and microalbuminuria (T2DM-MA; n=29). Patients were hospitalized at the Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Zenica, in the period January-April 2014...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211778/clinical-global-assessment-of-nutritional-status-as-predictor-of-mortality-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
#3
Lu Dai, Hideyuki Mukai, Bengt Lindholm, Olof Heimbürger, Peter Barany, Peter Stenvinkel, Abdul Rashid Qureshi
BACKGROUND: The value of subjective global assessment (SGA) as nutritional assessor of protein-energy wasting (PEWSGA) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients depends on its mortality predictive capacity. We investigated associations of PEWSGA with markers of nutritional status and all-cause mortality in CKD patients. METHODS: In 1031 (732 CKD1-5 non-dialysis and 299 dialysis) patients, SGA and body (BMI), lean (LBMI) and fat (FBMI) body mass indices, % handgrip strength (% HGS), serum albumin, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were examined at baseline...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205940/relation-of-serum-adma-apelin-13-and-lox-1-levels-with-inflammatory-and-echocardiographic-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Ibrahim Dogan, Tolga Dogan, Mucahit Yetim, Huseyin Kayadibi, Mehmet B Yilmaz, Baris Eser, Macit Kalcik, Yusuf Karavelioglu
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nitric oxide has a critical role in both endothelial dysfunction and the atherosclerosis process. We aimed to investigate the relationships between serum asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), LOX-1, and Apelin-13 levels, which are known to act over nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and cardiac morphology as well as with each other in hemodialysis patients. The study comprised a total of 120 patients (53 females and 67 males) receiving hemodialysis three times a week for at least 6 months and an age-gender matched control group (55 females and 58 males)...
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201198/comparison-of-the-effect-of-rosuvastatin-versus-rosuvastatin-ezetimibe-on-markers-of-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#5
Yizhi Ren, Hao Zhu, Zhongguo Fan, Yali Gao, Nailiang Tian
Statins lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and the addition of ezetimibe to statins further reduces LDL-C and hsCRP. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is a potentially important pathogenic factor participating in the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of current study was to investigate how the addition of ezetimibe to rosuvastatin treatment affects reductions in LDL-C, hsCRP and Lp-PLA2 in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195493/adiponectin-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-changes-in-cardiac-autonomic-function-whitehall-ii-study
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Christian Stevns Hansen, Dorte Vistisen, Marit Eika Jørgensen, Daniel R Witte, Eric J Brunner, Adam G Tabák, Mika Kivimäki, Michael Roden, Marek Malik, Christian Herder
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers of inflammation and adiponectin are associated with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in cross-sectional studies, but prospective data are scarce. This study aimed to assess the associations of biomarkers of subclinical inflammation and adiponectin with subsequent changes in heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV) in non-diabetic and diabetic individuals. METHODS: Data are based on up to 25,050 person-examinations for 8469 study participants of the Whitehall II cohort study...
December 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187192/comprehensive-metabolic-profiling-of-chronic-low-grade-inflammation-among-generally-healthy-individuals
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Maik Pietzner, Anne Kaul, Ann-Kristin Henning, Gabi Kastenmüller, Anna Artati, Markus M Lerch, Jerzy Adamski, Matthias Nauck, Nele Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Inflammation occurs as an immediate protective response of the immune system to a harmful stimulus, whether locally confined or systemic. In contrast, a persisting, i.e., chronic, inflammatory state, even at a low-grade, is a well-known risk factor in the development of common diseases like diabetes or atherosclerosis. In clinical practice, laboratory markers like high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), white blood cell count (WBC), and fibrinogen, are used to reveal inflammatory processes...
November 30, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178313/association-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-bone-mass-and-inflammation-to-low-energy-distal-radius-fractures-and-fracture-healing-in-elderly-women-attending-emergency-care
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Simona I Chisalita, Lee Ti Chong, Maciej Wajda, Lars Adolfsson, Mischa Woisetschläger, Anna Spångeus
OBJECTIVE: Elderly patients suffer fractures through low-energy mechanisms. The distal radius is the most frequent fracture localization. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) plays an important role in the maintenance of bone mass and its levels decline with advancing age and in states of malnutrition. Our aim was to investigate the association of IGF1 levels, bone mass, nutritional status, and inflammation to low-energy distal radius fractures and also study if fracture healing is influenced by IGF1, nutritional status, and inflammation...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172652/association-of-endocan-ischemia-modified-albumin-and-hscrp-levels-with-endothelial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Ilhan Balamir, Ihsan Ates, Canan Topcuoglu, Turan Turhan
We investigated the relationship of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels with direct (endocan) and indirect (carotid intima-media thickness [cIMT] and 24 hours urine protein excretion) endothelial dysfunction indicators in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patients with T2DM (n = 88) and 88 healthy individuals were included in the study. The median endocan (475.15 vs 216.37 pg/mL; P < .001, respectively) and hsCRP (10.74 vs 3.11 mg/L; P < .001, respectively) and the mean IMA (0...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171837/inflammation-investigated-as-a-source-of-pharmacokinetic-variability-of-atazanavir-in-aids-clinical-trials-group-protocol-a5224s
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Charles S Venuto, Jihoon Lim, Susan Messing, Peter W Hunt, Grace A McComsey, Gene D Morse
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is associated with the downregulation of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters. Thus, we investigated the chronic inflammatory state associated with HIV-infection as a source of pharmacokinetic variability of atazanavir. We also explored the association of total bilirubin concentrations with markers of inflammation and endothelial activation. METHODS: Apparent oral clearance (CL/F) of atazanavir was estimated from plasma samples collected from participants in AIDS Clinical Trials Group Study A5202...
November 24, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167970/independent-association-of-bone-mineral-density-and-trabecular-bone-score-to-vertebral-fracture-in-male-subjects-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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R Watanabe, N Tai, J Hirano, Y Ban, D Inoue, R Okazaki
Osteoporosis is a major comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the mechanism of bone fragility is unknown. We demonstrated that trabecular bone score, a parameter of bone quality, was associated with systemic inflammation and was a significant determinant of vertebral fracture independent of bone mineral density. INTRODUCTION: COPD is a major cause of secondary osteoporosis. However, the mechanism of bone fragility is unclear. We previously reported that vertebral fracture was highly prevalent in male COPD patients...
November 22, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159591/evaluation-of-the-associations-between-endothelial-dysfunction-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-patients
#12
Halef Okan Doğan, Seyit Ali Büyüktuna, Sercan Kapancik, Sevtap Bakir
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne zoonotic viral disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between inflammation, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction in CCHF. The study population consisted of 40 patients and 50 healthy controls. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), endocan, high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), international normalized ratio (INR), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and platelets values were determined in blood samples...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154418/measuring-non-polyaminated-lipocalin-2-for-cardiometabolic-risk-assessment
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Kangmin Yang, Han-Bing Deng, Andy W C Man, Erfei Song, Jialiang Zhang, Cuiting Luo, Bernard M Y Cheung, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Pia Søndergaard Jensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Atlanta G I M Elie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Aimin Xu, Jo G R De Mey, Yu Wang
AIMS: Lipocalin-2 is a pro-inflammatory molecule characterized by a highly diversified pattern of expression and structure-functional relationships. In vivo, this molecule exists as multiple variants due to post-translational modifications and/or protein-protein interactions. Lipocalin-2 is modified by polyamination, which enhances the clearance of this protein from the circulation and prevents its excessive accumulation in tissues. On the other hand, animal studies suggest that non-polyaminated lipocalin-2 (npLcn2) plays a causal role in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated medical complications...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146124/relationship-of-c-reactive-protein-reduction-to-cardiovascular-event-reduction-following-treatment-with-canakinumab-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-cantos-randomised-controlled-trial
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Paul M Ridker, Jean G MacFadyen, Brendan M Everett, Peter Libby, Tom Thuren, Robert J Glynn
BACKGROUND: Canakinumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-1β, reduces inflammation and cardiovascular event rates with no effect on lipid concentrations. However, it is uncertain which patient groups benefit the most from treatment and whether reductions in the inflammatory biomarker high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) correlate with clinical benefits for individual patients. METHODS: The Canakinumab Anti-Inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study (CANTOS) used computer-generated codes to randomly allocate 10 061 men and women with a history of myocardial infarction to placebo or one of three doses of canakinumab (50 mg, 150 mg, or 300 mg) given subcutaneously once every 3 months...
November 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143290/increased-free-testosterone-levels-in-men-with-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-five-years-after-randomization-to-bariatric-surgery
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Nathan H Pham, James Bena, Deepak L Bhatt, Laurence Kennedy, Philip R Schauer, Sangeeta R Kashyap
Hypogonadism frequently occurs in male patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and is linked to insulin resistance and inflammation. Testosterone levels rise acutely in obese patients following bariatric surgery, though long-term changes have not been investigated in a randomized controlled trial. This study evaluated obese men with T2DM randomized to either bariatric surgery or medical therapy. Testosterone, gonadotropins, body composition, insulin sensitivity, and inflammatory markers were evaluated in 32 patients at baseline and at 5 years...
November 15, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141371/-effect-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-therapy-on-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-craniopharyngioma
#16
J F Mao, X Wang, S Y Xiong, J J Zheng, B Q Yu, M Nie, X Y Wu, S T Qi
Objective: To investigate the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on metabolic parameters in patients with craniopharyngioma surgeries. Methods: Totallys 30 patients with craniopharyngioma were included in this retrospective study. They were divided into growth hormone (GH) group and control group according to whether they received rhGH therapy or not. The following parameters, including body mass index (BMI), weight, waist circumstance, transaminase, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were compared after rhGH therapy for 4-6 months...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131287/the-relationship-between-ischemia-modified-albumin-and-good-coronary-collateral-circulation
#17
Murat Gök, Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kızıltunç, Canan Topcuoglu, Ender Örnek
BACKGROUND: It is important to determine the grade of the coronary collateral circulation (CCC) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). AIM: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the ischemia modified albumin (IMA) level and good CCC. METHODS: A total of 95 patients with coronary angiography and at least one epicardial coronary artery obstruction were included in the study. The Rentrop classification was used with CCC grading, where 0 and 1 were defined as poor collateral, and 2 and 3 were defined as good collateral...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130747/influence-of-storage-and-inter-and-intra-assay-variability-on-the-measurement-of-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-population-based-biobanking
#18
Robert P van Waateringe, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Jana V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Melanie M van der Klauw, Jan Koerts, Gabriele Anton, Annette Peters, Gerlinde Trischler, Kirsti Kvaløy, Marit Naess, Vibeke Videm, Kristian Hveem, Melanie Waldenberger, Wolfgang Koenig, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we examined the effect of sample storage on the reproducibility of several inflammatory biomarkers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), high-sensitivity interleukin-6 (hsIL6), and high-sensitivity tumor necrosis factor alpha (hsTNFα). In addition, we assessed inter- and intra-assay variability between collaborating biobanks. METHODS: In total, 240 fasting plasma samples were obtained from the LifeLines biobank...
November 13, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128140/comparative-assessment-of-serum-adipokines-zinc-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-and-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-between-normal-weight-and-obese-patients-with-hemodialysis
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Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar, Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh, Mehdi Yaseri, Narges Sadat Zahed, Elham Alipoor
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the potential relationship of obesity, adipose tissue and novel adipokines with cardiometabolic risk factors in end-stage renal disease. Zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) and adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) are novel adipokines with proposed desirable effects on inflammation, and lipid and glucose metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate serum concentrations of ZAG and ATGL, and the relationship of these adipokines with cardiovascular risk factors in normal weight (NW) and obese (OB) patients undergoing hemodialysis...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123173/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-inflammation-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-activity-in-overweight-obese-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#20
Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Josphin Johnson, Karly Sourris, Maximilian P J de Courten, Kirsty Wilson, Robert Scragg, Magdalena Plebanski, Barbora de Courten
In-vitro studies suggest that vitamin D reduces inflammation by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa-B (NFκB) activity. Yet, no trials have examined the effects of vitamin D supplementation on NFκB activity in-vivo in humans. We conducted a double-blind randomized trial (RCT) examining effects of vitamin D supplementation on inflammatory markers and NFκB activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Sixty-five overweight/obese, vitamin D-deficient (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] ≤ 50 nmol/L) adults were randomized to a single 100,000 IU bolus followed by 4,000 IU daily cholecalciferol or matching placebo for 16 weeks...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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