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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547566/incidence-and-predictors-of-hypoglycemia-1-year-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Anna Belligoli, Marta Sanna, Roberto Serra, Roberto Fabris, Chiara Dal Pra', Scilla Conci, Paola Fioretto, Luca Prevedello, Mirto Foletto, Roberto Vettor, Luca Busetto
INTRODUCTION: Hypoglycemia is a known adverse event following gastric bypass. The incidence of hypoglycemia after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is still under investigation. The aim of our study was to verify the presence of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)-related hypoglycemia after LSG and to identify any baseline predictors of its occurrence. METHODS: We analyzed 197 consecutive non-diabetic morbid obese patients that underwent LSG. All patients were studied before and 12 months after LSG...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544533/efficacy-and-safety-of-secukinumab-in-asian-patients-with-active-ankylosing-spondylitis-52-week-pooled-results-from-two-phase-3-studies
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James C-C Wei, Dominique Baeten, Joachim Sieper, Atul Deodhar, Vaishali Bhosekar, Ruvie Martin, Brian Porter
AIM: To evaluate efficacy and safety of secukinumab in Asian patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) via a pooled subgroup analysis from two phase 3 studies, MEASURE 1 (NCT01358175) and MEASURE 2 (NCT01649375). METHODS: In MEASURE 1, patients were randomized to intravenous secukinumab 10 mg/kg or placebo at baseline, Weeks 2 and 4, followed by subcutaneous (s.c.) secukinumab 150 mg, 75 mg or placebo every 4 weeks (q4w) at Week 8. In MEASURE 2, patients were randomized to s...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541423/grip-strength-and-inflammatory-biomarker-profiles-in-very-old-adults
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Antoneta Granic, Karen Davies, Carmen Martin-Ruiz, Carol Jagger, Thomas B L Kirkwood, Thomas von Zglinicki, Avan Aihie Sayer
Background: weak grip strength (GS) and chronic inflammation have been implicated in the aetiology of sarcopenia in older adults. Given the interrelationships between inflammatory biomarkers, a summary variable may provide better insight into the relationship between inflammation and muscle strength. This approach has not been investigated in very old adults (aged ≥85) who are at highest risk of muscle weakness. Methods: we used mixed models to explore the prospective association between GS over 5 years in 845 participants in the Newcastle 85+ Study, and inflammatory components identified by principal component analysis (PCA)...
May 25, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540883/the-relationship-between-serum-homocysteine-and-highly-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-children-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Manal Abdel-Salam, Soheir Ibrahim, Shaimaa Abdelmalik Pessar, Eman Al-Morsy
Hyperhomocysteinemia has attracted a lot of attention in renal patients, not only because of its close relationship with renal function but also because it has been implicated as an independent cardiovascular risk factor in these patients. An increased level of C-reactive protein (CRP) has been reported to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The aim of this study was to assess the association between homocysteine (Hcy) and highly sensitive CRP (hsCRP) in cardiovascular risk prediction in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on HD...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532406/the-addition-of-vildagliptin-to-metformin-prevents-the-elevation-of-interleukin-1%C3%A3-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-prospective-randomized-open-label-study
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Arwa Younis, Dana Eskenazi, Ronen Goldkorn, Jonathan Leor, Nili Naftali-Shani, Enrique Z Fisman, Alexander Tenenbaum, Ilan Goldenberg, Robert Klempfner
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes present with an accelerated atherosclerotic process. Animal evidence indicates that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (gliptins) have anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic effects, yet clinical data are scarcely available. DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, open-label study was performed in 60 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes, who participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program...
May 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531772/diet-induced-weight-loss-and-markers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-inflammation-in-treated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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K A Berk, T P Oudshoorn, A J M Verhoeven, M T Mulder, A J M Roks, W A Dik, R Timman, E J G Sijbrands
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Overweight and obesity increase cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). In a recent trial, however, diet-induced weight loss did not reduce the cardiovascular risk of patients with T2D, possibly due to the parallel intensive medical treatment. We investigated the effect of diet-induced weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese patients with T2D, and whether this effect was influenced by the use of statins, ACE inhibitors, metformin and duration of T2D...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521737/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-mediterranean-diet-adherence-screener-medas-questionnaire
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Katrin Hebestreit, Maryam Yahiaoui-Doktor, Christoph Engel, Walter Vetter, Michael Siniatchkin, Nicole Erickson, Martin Halle, Marion Kiechle, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND: Health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (MD) have been shown in different at-risk populations. A German translation of the Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener (MEDAS) from the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) consortium was used in the LIBRE study, investigating effects of lifestyle-intervention on women with BRCA1/2 mutations. The purpose of the present study is to validate the MEDAS German version. METHODS: LIBRE is a multicentre (three university hospitals during this pilot phase), unblinded, randomized, controlled clinical trial...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503495/the-effects-of-melatonin-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hassan Pakravan, Mehdi Ahmadian, Ali Fani, Davood Aghaee, Sareh Brumanad, Bahram Pakzad
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of melatonin on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in compared to placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 patients with histopathological diagnosis NAFLD in two groups of case and control received oral melatonin or placebo thrice daily for 3 months. Collected data were weight, waist, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), fatty liver grade, and side effects which were measured at baseline and after treatment period using standard clinical chemistry techniques...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501736/role-of-il-8-crp-and-epidermal-growth-factor-in-depression-and-anxiety-patients-treated-with-mindfulness-based-therapy-or-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-in-primary-health-care
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Ashfaque A Memon, Kristina Sundquist, Abrar Ahmad, Xiao Wang, Anna Hedelius, Jan Sundquist
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) and inflammatory markers have been associated with various neuro-psychiatric disorders. However, their role in mild to moderate depression and anxiety patients treated with mindfulness-based group therapy (mindfulness) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is not known. In this study we analyzed plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and EGF before (baseline) and after treatment (8 weeks) and investigated their role in response to both arms of the treatment...
May 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495650/extent-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-undergoing-angiography-for-stable-or-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Aikaterini Marini, Katerina K Naka, Konstantinos Vakalis, Aris Bechlioulis, Mara Bougiakli, Sophia Giannitsi, Konstantina Nikolaou, Emorfili Ioanna Antoniadou, Constantina Gartzonika, Georgios Chasiotis, Eleni Bairaktari, Christos S Katsouras, Georgios Triantis, Dimitrios Sionis, Lampros K Michalis
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate whether the angiographic extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) may differ in patients undergoing coronary angiography for stable CAD or an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and identify predictors of CAD extent in these patients. METHODS: We enrolled 584 consecutive patients (463 with stable CAD, 121 with ACS) with angiographically established CAD (≥1 stenosis >25%). The Gensini score was used to assess the extent of coronary atherosclerosis...
May 8, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487812/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-a-group-of-syrian-university-male-students-and-its-associations-with-smoking-physical-activity-anthropometric-measurements-and-some-hematologic-inflammation-biomarkers
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Wafika Zarzour, Nada Dehneh, Mazen Rajab
In Syria, health risk data on young males are limited. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors along with C-reactive protein levels measured by high-sensitive method (hsCRP) in a group of healthy males of university students (n = 101, 18-25 years old). Participants' anthropometric characteristics; alcohol drinking, smoking, and physical activity habits; parents medical history; and some inflammatory biomarkers were inspected for their associations with hsCRP...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467457/a-prognostic-model-for-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infection
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Nasheed Moqueet, Cynthia Kanagaratham, M John Gill, Mark Hull, Sharon Walmsley, Danuta Radzioch, Sahar Saeed, Robert W Platt, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis progresses rapidly in HIV-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected individuals partially due to heightened inflammation. Immune markers targeting stages of fibrogenesis could aid in prognosis of fibrosis. METHODS: A case-cohort study was nested in the prospective Canadian Co-infection Cohort (n = 1119). HCV RNA positive individuals without fibrosis, end-stage liver disease or chronic Hepatitis B at baseline (n = 679) were eligible. A random subcohort (n = 236) was selected from those eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463849/effect-of-febuxostat-on-the-endothelial-dysfunction-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-study
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Mona Alshahawey, Sara Mahmoud Shahin, Tamer Wahid Elsaid, Nagwa Ali Sabri
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases to occur in end-stage renal disease patients. Febuxostat, being a novel xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is apparently having a beneficial role in improving the endothelial dysfunction; however, data among hemodialysis patients are still limited. METHODS: A prospective, placebo-controlled, block-randomized, double-blinded study was carried out to evaluate the effect of oral febuxostat on the endothelial dysfunction in hemodialysis patients...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463238/childhood-life-events-immune-activation-and-the-development-of-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-the-trails-study
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I Jonker, J G M Rosmalen, R A Schoevers
The experience of childhood life events is associated with higher vulnerability to develop psychiatric disorders. One of the pathways suggested to lead to this vulnerability is activation of the immune system. The aim of this study is to find out whether the association between childhood life events and the development of mood and anxiety disorders is predicted by the activation of the immune system. This study was performed in TRAILS, a large prospective population cohort, from which a subgroup was selected (N=1084, 54...
May 2, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462631/effects-of-selected-dietary-constituents-on-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-u-s-adults
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Mohsen Mazidi, Andre Pascal Kengne, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Arrigo F Cicero, Maciej Banach
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Growing evidence suggests that some of the effects of diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) occur through mechanisms involving subclinical inflammation. We assessed the relationship between selected dietary constituents and serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentration in a population-based sample of United States adults. METHOD: In this cross-sectional analysis, participants were selected from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and restricted to those with available data on dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometric measurements from 2001 to 2010...
May 2, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457030/evaluation-of-effect-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-on-anemia-and-erythropoietin-hyporesponsiveness-in-patients-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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N Nand, R Mittal
BACKGROUND: The role of vitamin D deficiency and inflammation levels in renal anemia has been documented. However, no study is available in India where the role of vitamin D supplementation in patients with hyporesponsiveness to increased doses of erythropoietin is available. Hence this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted on 50 adult patients of CKD, on regular, twice weekly hemodialysis. It included 38 cases in group A with deficient serum vitamin D levels (<30 ng/ml) and 12 cases in group B with sufficient vitamin D levels (>30 ng/ml)...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455781/reduction-in-fecal-microbiota-diversity-and-short-chain-fatty-acid-producers-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infected-individuals-as-revealed-by-pacbio-single-molecule-real-time-sequencing-technology
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J Zhao, L Nian, L Y Kwok, T Sun, J Zhao
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may cause potentially lethal infections. Increasing evidence suggests that the gut microbiota is associated with human health. Yet, whether patients with MRSA infections carry specific signatures in their fecal microbiota composition has not been determined. Thus, this study aimed to compare the fecal microbiota profile of MRSA-positive patients (n=15) with individuals without MRSA infection (n=15) by using the PacBio single molecule, real-time (SMRT) DNA sequencing system and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455662/close-correlation-between-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ing-Chin Jong, Hung-Bin Tsai, Chien-Hung Lin, Tsung-Liang Ma, How-Ran Guo, Peir-Haur Hung, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: As both of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and depression carried a poor prognosis in patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD), we investigated the correlation between the ankle-brachial index (ABI), an indicator of subclinical PAD, and symptoms of depression in patients on MHD. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients on MHD (75 males and 54 females, mean age 64.8 ± 12 years) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study, which aimed at evaluating the relationship between symptoms of depression and ABI...
April 28, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453944/dietary-intake-and-cardiometabolic-biomarkers-in-relation-to-insulin-resistance-and-hypertension-in-a-middle-aged-and-elderly-population-in-beijing-china
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Jia Wang, Zhongxin Hong, Li Wu, Bingjie Ding, Yanxia Bi, Zhongyi Gu, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships of dietary intake and cardiometabolic biomarkers with insulin resistance and hypertension in rural middle-aged and elderly people in China. METHODS: One hundred and eight middle-aged and elderly adults were recruited in Zhangfang village in May 2014. We measured blood pressure, anthropometric parameters, and biochemical indexes, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), glucose, insulin, and blood lipids...
April 28, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452142/impact-of-sleep-fatigue-and-systemic-inflammation-on-neurocognitive-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Yin Ting Cheung, Tara M Brinkman, Daniel A Mulrooney, Yasmin Mzayek, Wei Liu, Pia Banerjee, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Deokumar Srivastava, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at risk for neurocognitive impairment, which may be associated with fatigue, sleep problems, systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress. We examined these associations among survivors of childhood ALL treated with chemotherapy only. METHODS: Survivors of childhood ALL (male, n = 35 and female, n = 35; mean age, 14.3 years [standard deviation, 4.7 years] and mean years from diagnosis, 7...
April 27, 2017: Cancer
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