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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819125/inflammation-and-bone-mineral-density-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#1
Jian V Huang, C Mary Schooling
Osteoporosis is a common age-related disorder leading to an increase in osteoporotic fractures and resulting in significant suffering and disability. Inflammation may contribute to osteoporosis, as it does to many other chronic diseases. We examined whether inflammation is etiologically relevant to osteoporosis, assessed from bone mineral density (BMD), as a new potential target of intervention, or whether it is a symptom/biomarker of osteoporosis. We obtained genetic predictors of inflammatory markers from genome-wide association studies and applied them to a large genome wide association study of BMD...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814835/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-two-different-formulations-of-atorvastatin-in-korean-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Ju-Hee Lee, Sang-Hyun Kim, Dong-Ju Choi, Seung-Jea Tahk, Jung-Han Yoon, Si Wan Choi, Taek-Jong Hong, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the efficacy and tolerability of the generic formulation (Atorva(®)) and the reference formulation (Lipitor(®)) of atorvastatin, both at a dosage of 20 mg once daily. METHODS: This study was a prospective open-label, randomized controlled study. Hypercholesterolemic patients who had not achieved low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol goals according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) guideline were randomized to generic formulation or reference formulation of atorvastatin...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807718/autonomic-regulation-of-systemic-inflammation-in-humans-a-multi-center-blinded-observational-cohort-study
#3
Gareth L Ackland, Gary Minto, Martin Clark, John Whittle, Robert Cm Stephens, Thomas Owen, Pradeep Prabhu, Ana Gutierrez Del Arroyo
OBJECTIVE: Experimental animal models demonstrate that autonomic activity regulates systemic inflammation. By contrast, human studies are limited in number and exclusively use heart rate variability (HRV) as an index of cardiac autonomic regulation. HRV measures are primarily dependent on, and need to be corrected for, heart rate. Thus, independent autonomic measures are required to confirm HRV-based findings. Here, the authors sought to replicate the findings of preceding HRV-based studies by using HRV-independent, exercise-evoked sympathetic and parasympathetic measures of cardiac autonomic regulation to examine the relationship between autonomic function and systemic inflammation...
August 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798782/evaluation-of-local-carotid-stiffness-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-stable-angina-pectoris
#4
Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Ayşe Nur Özcan, Hüseyin Ayhan, Serkan Sivri, Filiz Çelebi, Karabekir Ercan, Tahir Durmaz
INTRODUCTION: Arterial stiffness (AS) is a well-accepted and reliable predictor of atherosclerotic diseases. Inflammation plays an important role in the development of AS. AIM: To evaluate local carotid stiffness (CS) together with fibrinogen and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in stable angina pectoris (SAP) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study consisted of 353 consecutive patients with SAP. All underwent coronary angiography (CAG) after the evaluation of local CS parameters and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) from both common carotid arteries by a real-time echo-tracking system...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792166/evaluation-of-effect-of-ascorbic-acid-on-ferritin-and-erythropoietin-resistance-in-patients-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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N Nand, A R Deshmukh, R Mittal
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to evaluate the effect of short term intravenous ascorbic acid on reducing ferritin and erythropoietin resistance in patients of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on maintenance haemodialysis (MHD). METHODS: Forty adult patients [20 patients in group A with increased serum ferritin level (>500 ng/ml), transferrin saturation (TSAT) ≤20% and 20 patients in group B with normal serum ferritin level (<200 ng/ml), TSAT ≤20%] of end stage renal disease (ESRD) with erythropoietin hyporesponsiveness undergoing maintenance hemodialysis were included in the study...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789654/serum-high-mobility-group-box-1-and-osteoprotegerin-levels-are-associated-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-critical-limb-ischemia-in-type-2-diabetic-subjects
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Silvia Giovannini, Giovanni Tinelli, Federico Biscetti, Giuseppe Straface, Flavia Angelini, Dario Pitocco, Luciana Mucci, Raffaele Landolfi, Andrea Flex
BACKGROUND: High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) is a nuclear protein also acting as inflammatory mediator, whilst osteoprotegerin (OPG), member of tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, is indicated as marker of vascular calcification. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are clinical conditions characterized by elevated serum inflammatory markers and vascular calcification enhancement. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of HMGB-1, OPG and several inflammatory mediators such as C-reactive protein (HsCRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 (IL-6) on the presence and severity of peripheral artery disease in patients with T2D...
August 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771557/low-moderate-urine-arsenic-and-biomarkers-of-thrombosis-and-inflammation-in-the-strong-heart-study
#7
Katherine A Moon, Ana Navas-Acien, Maria Grau-Pérez, Kevin A Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Eliseo Guallar, Jason G Umans, Lyle G Best, Jonathan D Newman
The underlying pathology of arsenic-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. Few studies have evaluated pathways through thrombosis and inflammation for arsenic-related CVD, especially at low-moderate arsenic exposure levels (<100 μg/L in drinking water). We evaluated the association of chronic low-moderate arsenic exposure, measured as the sum of inorganic and methylated arsenic species in urine (ΣAs), with plasma biomarkers of thrombosis and inflammation in American Indian adults (45-74 years) in the Strong Heart Study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763113/distribution-of-cardiac-troponin-i-in-the-japanese-general-population-and-factors-influencing-its-concentrations
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Naoya Abe, Kenichiro Tomita, Mayumi Teshima, Maki Kuwabara, Satoshi Sugawa, Nae Hinata, Masaaki Matsuura, Mutsunori Fujiwara, Kazuhiko Takaya, Toru Hiyoshi, Hiroki Uozumi, Hiroshi Ikenouchi, Rie Ishikawa, Junko Shojima, Junko Komatsu
BACKGROUND: The 99th percentile of cardiac troponin I level in the general population is accepted as the cut-off for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it is not clear whether the cut-offs derived in racially and geographically different populations are applicable in Japan. METHODS: Troponin I was determined using the Abbott ARCHITECT STAT high-sensitive troponin I immunoassay in 698 apparently healthy individuals who visited the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center for a health checkup...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757307/association-between-oxidative-stress-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Ayman Samman Tahhan, Pratik B Sandesara, Salim S Hayek, Ayman Alkhoder, Kaavya Chivukula, Muhammad Hammadah, Heval Mohamed-Kelli, Wesley T O'Neal, Matthew Topel, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Yi-An Ko, Hiroshi Aida, Mazen Gafeer, Laurence Sperling, Viola Vaccarino, Yongliang Liang, Dean P Jones, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress (OS) may be a key mechanism underlying development of AF in experimental studies, but data in humans remains limited. OBJECTIVES: Systemic OS can be estimated by measurements of circulating levels of the aminothiols including glutathione, cysteine and their oxidized products. We tested the hypothesis that the redox state of glutathione (EhGSH) and cysteine (EhCyS) will be associated with prevalent and incident AF. METHODS: Plasma levels of aminothiols were measured in 1,439 patients undergoing coronary angiography of which 148 (10...
July 27, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749394/serum-levels-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-as-a-new-inflammatory-marker-in-adolescent-obesity
#10
Ummugulsum Can, Muammer Buyukinan, Fatma Humeyra Yerlikaya
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Obesity is known for low-grade inflammatory state with enhanced production of inflammatory mediators in children and adolescents. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) can be generated as a pro-inflammatory marker. This study was conducted to evaluate the role of suPAR, and its association with leptin, adiponectin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and fibrinogen in adolescent obesity. METHODS: A total of 98 participants, 55 obese individuals and 43 healthy controls, aged between 10 and 17 yr, were included in the study...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743062/peripheral-leucocytes-and-tissue-gene-expression-of-granzyme-b-perforin-system-and-serpinb9-impact-on-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
#11
Eman F Sanad, Nadia M Hamdy, Adel K El-Etriby, Samer A Sebak, Hala O El-Mesallamy
AIM: The imbalance between proapoptotic granzyme B (GZB)/perforin (PRF) system and proteinase inhibitor-9 (PI-9; serpinB9); the only known inhibitor of human GZB, has been demonstrated in atherosclerosis. However, their role in atherosclerosis with the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) as well as their contribution to hallmarks of atherosclerosis is not clear. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ELISA for serum insulin, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and GZB levels in atherosclerotic coronary artery diseases (CAD) patients were estimated in comparison to apparently healthy controls, while GZB, PRF and PI-9 mRNA expression levels were quantified by Taqman RT-PCR in both peripheral leucocytes and atherosclerotic tissues...
July 12, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732679/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-are-associated-with-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-activity-but-not-with-inflammatory-markers-in-healthy-normoglycemic-adults
#12
Aya Mousa, Maximilian P J de Courten, Josephine Forbes, Barbora de Courten
Vitamin D has been reported to have anti-inflammatory properties in in vitro and animal studies, which are thought to occur via inhibition of the nuclear factor kappa-B (NFκB) pathway. However, the association between vitamin D and in vivo NFκB activity in humans has not previously been reported. The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and NFκB activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) as well as plasma inflammatory markers in healthy individuals...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728946/serum-galectin-1-levels-are-positively-correlated-with-body-fat-and-negatively-with-fasting-glucose-in-obese-children
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Sezer Acar, Ahu Paketçi, Tuncay Küme, Hale Tuhan, Özlem Gürsoy Çalan, Korcan Demir, Ece Böber, Ayhan Abacı
Galectin-1, a recently identified peptide, is primarily released from the adipose tissue. Although galectin-1 was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, its specific function is not clearly understood. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of serum galectin-1 levels with clinical and laboratory parameters in childhood obesity. A total of 45 obese children (mean age: 12.1±3.1years) and 35 normal-weight children (mean age: 11.8±2.2years) were enrolled. Clinical [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), percentage of body fat and blood pressure] and biochemical [glucose, insulin, lipids, galectin-1, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and leptin levels] parameters were assessed...
July 17, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724840/exposure-to-parental-smoking-in-childhood-is-associated-with-high-c-reactive-protein-in-adulthood-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
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Di Wang, Markus Juonala, Jorma S A Viikari, Feitong Wu, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Olli T Raitakari, Costan G Magnussen
AIM: Children exposed to parental smoking are at increased long-term risk of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood. However, it has not been quantified if exposure to parental smoking in childhood is associated with adult systemic inflammation. This study aimed to determine if childhood exposure to parental smoking was associated with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in adulthood. METHODS: This longitudinal analysis of 2,511 participants used data from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, a prospective cohort of Finnish children...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721654/c-reactive-protein-gene-contributes-to-the-genetic-susceptibility-of-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-men-a-case-control-study-in-chinese-han-population
#15
Yong Xue, Long Zhang, Yao Fan, Qianhui Li, Yuzhang Jiang, Chong Shen
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is an inflammatory marker for the prediction and prognosis of ischemic stroke but there is an absence of evidence for cerebral hemorrhagic events. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of elevated plasma hsCRP and CRP genetic variants on hemorrhagic stroke (HS). Two hundred thirty-six inpatients with HS and 993 age-matched controls from a community-based population were included in a case-control study and four tagging single nucleotide polymorphsims (tagSNPs) at CRP were genotyped...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721153/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-iron-and-inflammation-are-they-related-in-early-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Ewelina Lukaszyk, Mateusz Lukaszyk, Ewa Koc-Zorawska, Anna Bodzenta-Lukaszyk, Jolanta Malyszko
INTRODUCTION: Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) levels are elevated in impaired renal function. Inflammation and iron are potential regulators of FGF-23. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between FGF-23 concentration, novel iron status biomarkers and inflammatory parameters among patients with early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population included 84 patients with CKD in the early stage. Serum hemoglobin, fibrinogen, creatinine, iron, transferrin saturation and ferritin levels were measured using standard laboratory methods...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719765/beetroot-juice-is-more-beneficial-than-sodium-nitrate-for-attenuating-muscle-pain-after-strenuous-eccentric-bias-exercise
#17
Tom Clifford, Glyn Howatson, Daniel J West, Emma J Stevenson
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of beetroot juice (BTJ) and a nitrate only drink (sodium nitrate; SN) on indices of exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Thirty recreationally active males consumed either BTJ (n=10), a nitrate matched SN drink (n=10) or an isocaloric placebo (PLA; n=10) immediately, 24 and 48 h after performing 100 drop jumps. To assess muscle damage, maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MIVC), countermovement jumps (CMJ), pressure-pain threshold (PPT), creatine kinase (CK) and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were measured pre, immediately post, 24, 48 and 72 h following the drop jumps...
July 18, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703328/insight-into-infection-mediated-prostate-damage-contrasting-patterns-of-c-reactive-protein-and-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-during-infection
#18
Melissa Milbrandt, Anke C Winter, Remington L Nevin, Ratna Pakpahan, Gary Bradwin, Angelo M De Marzo, Debra J Elliott, Charlotte A Gaydos, William B Isaacs, William G Nelson, Nader Rifai, Lori J Sokoll, Jonathan M Zenilman, Elizabeth A Platz, Siobhan Sutcliffe
BACKGROUND: To investigate mechanisms underlying our previous observation of a large rise in serum prostate-specific antigen, a marker of prostate pathology, during both sexually transmitted and systemic infections, we measured serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, in our previous case-control study of young, male US military members and compared our findings to those for PSA. METHODS: We measured hsCRP before and during infection for 299 chlamydia, 112 gonorrhea, and 59 non-chlamydial, non-gonococcal urethritis (NCNGU) cases; before and after infection for 55 infectious mononucleosis (IM) and 90 other systemic/non-genitourinary cases; and for 220-256 controls...
July 12, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701570/adipose-derived-fatty-acid-binding-proteins-plasma-concentrations-are-increased-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Sandra Guaita-Esteruelas, Paula Saavedra-García, Alba Bosquet, Joan Borràs, Josefa Girona, Kepa Amiliano, Marta Rodríguez-Balada, Mercedes Heras, Luís Masana, Josep Gumà
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that could play a role in tumor progression via its secreted adipokines. The role of adipose-derived fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) 4 and FABP5 in breast cancer is presently under study, but their circulating levels in this pathology are poorly known. We analyzed the blood concentrations of FABP4 and FABP5 in breast cancer patients to determine whether there is an association between them and breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 294 women in the oncology department with a family history of breast cancer; 198 of the women had breast cancer, and 96 were healthy controls...
July 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699805/association-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#20
Yunpeng Wang, Guanghui Shen, Haiyang Wang, Ye Yao, Qingfeng Sun, Bao Jing, Gaoyan Liu, Jia Wu, Chao Yuan, Siqi Liu, Xinyu Liu, Shiyong Li, Haocheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) with the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS: Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases were searched until June 22, 2016 using the keywords predictive factors, biomarkers, abdominal aortic aneurysm, prediction, high sensitivity C-reactive protein, and hsCRP. Prospective studies, retrospective studies, and cohort studies were included. RESULTS: Twelve case-control studies were included in the meta-analysis with a total of 8,345 patients (1,977 in the AAA group and 6,368 in the control group)...
July 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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