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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817063/changes-in-lipids-and-inflammatory-markers-after-consuming-diets-high-in-red-meat-or-dairy-for-four-weeks
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Kirsty M Turner, Jennifer B Keogh, Peter J Meikle, Peter M Clifton
There is a body of evidence linking inflammation, altered lipid metabolism, and insulin resistance. Our previous research found that insulin sensitivity decreased after a four-week diet high in dairy compared to a control diet and to one high in red meat. Our aim was to determine whether a relationship exists between changes in insulin sensitivity and inflammatory biomarkers, or with lipid species. Fasting Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-α), Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor II (sTNF-RII), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lipids were measured at the end of each diet...
August 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813455/maternal-serum-c-reactive-protein-concentration-and-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-women-with-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ivana Musilova, Marian Kacerovsky, Martin Stepan, Tomas Bestvina, Lenka Pliskova, Barbora Zednikova, Bo Jacobsson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) in relation to the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and/or intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). METHODS: Two hundred and eighty-seven women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM between 2014 and 2016 were included in this study. Maternal blood and amniotic fluid samples were collected at the time of admission...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810840/the-association-between-tuberculosis-and-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-in-adults-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-the-western-sub-district-of-the-cape-metropole-region-south-africa-a-combined-cross-sectional-cohort-study
#3
Lauren Philips, Janicke Visser, Daan Nel, Renée Blaauw
BACKGROUND: The existence of a bi-directional relationship between tuberculosis (TB) and insulin resistance (IR)/diabetes has been alluded to in literature. Although diabetes has been linked to increased tuberculosis risk, the relationship between tuberculosis as a causative factor for IR remains unclear. The study aimed to determine if an association existed between tuberculosis and IR development in adults with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis at baseline. It was additionally aimed to document changes in IR status during TB follow-up periods...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804682/effects-of-intensive-pitavastatin-therapy-on-glucose-control-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
#4
Yan-Bo Wang, Xiang-Hua Fu, Xin-Shun Gu, Wei-Ze Fan, Yun-Fa Jiang, Guo-Zhen Hao, Qing Miao, Jie Cao, Bing Fu, Yi Li
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effects of intensive pitavastatin therapy on glucose control in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: Patients who had ACS with significant stenosis on initial coronary angiography and received successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China from August 2015 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomized to receive pitavastatin (4 mg daily) or atorvastatin (20 mg daily)...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796313/lean-body-mass-and-creatine-kinase-is-associated-with-reduced-inflammation-in-obesity
#5
Svein I Bekkelund, Rolf Jorde
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is associated with inflammation, but the role of lean mass and creatine kinase (CK) on the inflammatory process is less known. We investigated the associations between lean mass, CK and fat mass upon inflammatory parameters in an overweight and obese adult population. METHODS: Body composition measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), CK and supplementary clinical parameters were measured in 454 overweight and obese individuals...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796045/with-a-little-help-from-a-computer-discriminating-between-bacterial-and-viral-meningitis-based-on-dominance-based-rough-set-approach-analysis
#6
Ewelina Gowin, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Roman Słowiński, Jerzy Błaszczyński, Michał Michalak, Jacek Wysocki
Differential Diagnosis of bacterial and viral meningitis remains an important clinical problem. A number of methods to assist in the diagnoses of meningitis have been developed, but none of them have been found to have high specificity with 100% sensitivity.We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 148 children hospitalized in St. Joseph Children's Hospital in Poznań. In this study, we applied for the first time the original methodology of dominance-based rough set approach (DRSA) to diagnostic patterns of meningitis data and represented them by decision rules useful in discriminating between bacterial and viral meningitis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795679/-research-progress-of-presepsin-in-sepsis-diagnosis
#7
Hui Yu, Yuanlin Zeng, Congyang Zhou
Sepsis is a frequently met syndrome with complex clinical symptoms and high mortality in emergency department. Early diagnosis of sepsis and timely treatment can improve survival. In recent years, the application of biomarkers [such as procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6)] are commonly used in the early diagnosis of sepsis, but their specificity and sensitivity are limited because of the long lag of report time. Soluble leukocyte differentiation antigen 14 sub type (sCD14-ST, namely presepsin) is a kind of novel biomarkers...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794815/detection-of-c-reactive-protein-on-an-integrated-microfluidic-system-by-utilizing-field-effect-transistors-and-aptamers
#8
Wei-Chieh Kao, Yen-Wen Chen, Chia-Ho Chu, Wen-Hsin Chang, Shu-Chu Shiesh, Yu-Lin Wang, Gwo-Bin Lee
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) cause more than 17 × 10(6) deaths worldwide on a yearly basis. Early diagnosis of CVDs is therefore of great need. The C-reactive protein (CRP) is an important biomarker for analyzing the risks of CVDs. In this work, CRP-specific aptamers with high sensitivity and specificity and field-effect-transistor (FET) devices were used to recognize and detect CRP by using an integrated microfluidic system automatically while consuming less volumes of reagents and samples (about 5 μm)...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791854/l-carnitine-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Ying Xu, Wenjie Jiang, Guochang Chen, Wenjiao Zhu, Weiliang Ding, Zhijun Ge, Yongfei Tan, Tieliang Ma, Guoxing Cui
BACKGROUND: L-carnitine has been used for several years as an adjuvant therapy in oxidative stress, blood sugar, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP), anemia, etc. However, the efficacy of L-carnitine treating insulin resistance (IR) remains controversial. Homeostasis model assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) is widely used in the clinical evaluation of patients with IR. OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), was performed to assess the effect of L-carnitine on HOMA-IR patients...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789919/identification-of-long-and-very-long-chain-fatty-acids-plasmalogen-c16-0-and-phytanic-acid-as-new-lipid-biomarkers-in-tunisian-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#10
Samia Hadj Ahmed, Nadia Koubaa, Wafa Kharroubi, Amira Zarrouk, Amira Mnari, Fethi Batbout, Habib Gamra, Sonia Hammami, Gérard Lizard, Mohamed Hammami
Long and very long chain fatty acids (LCFAs and VLCFAs) may play an active role in coronary artery diseases (CAD) etiology. Our aim was to evaluate the associations between LCPUFAs (C20:4n-6; C20:5n-3 and C22:6n-3) and VLCSFAs (C22:0, C24:0; and C26:0), as well as markers of peroxisomal integrity evaluated by phytanic acid and plasmalogen-C16:0 (PL-C16:0) in addition to the markers of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde [MDA] and conjugated dienes [CD]) and inflammation (high sensitivity C-reactive protein [hs-CRP]) with vascular severity evaluated by Gensini score in order to determine their possible effects on CAD in Tunisian population...
August 5, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789684/blood-lead-cadmium-and-mercury-in-relation-to-homocysteine-and-c-reactive-protein-in-women-of-reproductive-age-a-panel-study
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Anna Z Pollack, Sunni L Mumford, Lindsey Sjaarda, Neil J Perkins, Farah Malik, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Enrique F Schisterman
BACKGROUND: To examine the relationship between cadmium, lead, and mercury concentrations with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine in women. METHODS: Metals were measured at enrollment in whole blood. Homocysteine and hs-CRP were measured in one (N = 9) or two (N = 250) menstrual cycles up to 3 and 8 times per cycle, respectively. Linear mixed models with inverse probability of exposure weights to account for time varying confounding were used and models were stratified by dietary and serum vitamin status (dietary: vitamin B6, B12, folate; serum: folate)...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782381/association-between-body-mass-index-and-cardiometabolic-risks-among-malay-obese-adults
#12
Azlina Daud, Siti Zuhaidah Shahadan
Cardiometabolic risk (CMR) is a cluster of risk factors that may predict the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. This study investigated the association between CMR with body mass index (BMI) among obese adults. The CMRs, including waist circumference, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol, low-density and high-density lipoprotein, triglyceride, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) level, were quantified in 82 obese adults. The findings indicate the highest correlation coefficient value ( r) was ...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781892/inflammatory-markers-are-positively-associated-with-serum-trans-fatty-acids-in-an-adult-american-population
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Andre Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between serum trans-fatty acids (TFAs) and systemic inflammation markers is unclear. We investigated the association of serum TFAs with high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen in adult Americans. METHODS: The 1999 to 2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) participants with measured data on hs-CRP and fibrinogen were included. TFAs were measured via capillary gas chromatography and mass spectrometry using negative chemical ionization...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767444/thrombin-induced-platelet-fibrin-clot-strength-in-relation-to-platelet-volume-indices-and-inflammatory-markers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#14
Hai-Chen Lv, Hong-Yi Wu, Jia-Sheng Yin, Jun-Bo Ge
Platelet aggregation and inflammation are both implicated in coronary artery disease (CAD). Thrombin induced platelet-fibrin clot strength (MAThrombin) measured by thrombelastography (TEG) has been proved to be a novel marker of platelet aggregation. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of MAThrombin to platelet volume indices (PVIs) or to inflammatory markers in different types of CAD. 206 patients with different types of CAD were enrolled. MAThrombin, PVIs, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and platelet-large cell ratio (P-LCR) as well as inflammatory markers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen (Fbg) were measured...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764651/comparison-of-procalcitonin-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-for-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-the-oldest-old-patients
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Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Qing Zhang, Ying Xia, Dawei Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in the diagnosis of sepsis and septic shock is well studied, it has not been investigated among oldest old patients. The aim of our study is to determine the role of PCT and hs-CRP in the assessment of sepsis and septic shock in this specific group of patients in the ICU. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Patients >85 years of age admitted to the ICU from May 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017 were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763896/-association-between-serum-uric-acid-levels-and-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Z Y Li, B Liu, Y Ji, X J Zhuang, Y D Shen, H R Tian, L X Li, F Liu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods: A total of 400 patients who were hospitalized in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Jinshan Branch, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital between April 2014 and December 2015 were divided into normouricemia (NUA, n=319) group and hyperuricemia (HUA, n=81) group according to the presence of HUA. Clinical features of the two groups were compared...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761715/association-between-fasting-insulin-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-korean-adults
#17
June S Yang, Jeffry N Gerber, Hyun J You
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a reliable indicator of atherosclerotic diseases and is associated with hyperinsulinaemia. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between hs-CRP and fasting insulin levels in Korean adults not taking medication for hypertension, dyslipidaemia or diabetes, nor provided with specific dietary advice. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 2588 subjects who participated in the 2015 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760202/high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-is-an-independent-marker-of-abnormal-coronary-vasoreactivity-in-patients-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Jaskanwal D S Sara, Megha Prasad, Ming Zhang, Ryan J Lennon, Joerg Herrmann, Lilach O Lerman, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND: Coronary endothelial dysfunction (CED) is an early stage of atherosclerosis and is associated with adverse cardiovascular events. Inflammation may play a role in the development of endothelial dysfunction. To date no study has evaluated the relationship between C-reactive protein and CED. We aimed to determine if C-reactive protein is associated with CED. METHODS: In 1016 patients (mean age 50.7±12.3 years, 34% male) presenting to the catheterization laboratory with chest pain and non-obstructive coronary artery disease, coronary vasoreactivity was assessed by measuring the percent change in coronary blood flow (%ΔCBF) and coronary artery diameter (%ΔCAD) in response to intracoronary acetylcholine...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757230/vitamin-d-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-infants-with-recurrent-respiratory-symptoms
#19
Anette M Määttä, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Kristiina Malmström, L Pekka Malmberg, Jouko Sundvall, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency might be associated with biased T-cell responses resulting in inflammatory conditions such as atopy and asthma. Little is known about the role of vitamin D in low-grade systemic inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in young children. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether vitamin D insufficiency and increased serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are linked to AHR in symptomatic infants. METHODS: Seventy-nine infants with recurrent or persistent lower respiratory tract symptoms underwent comprehensive lung function testing and a bronchial methacholine challenge test...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757119/low-plasma-testosterone-is-associated-with-elevated-cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers
#20
Alexander W Pastuszak, Taylor P Kohn, Joel Estis, Larry I Lipshultz
BACKGROUND: The relation between testosterone (T) plasma concentration and cardiovascular (CV) risk is unclear, with evidence supporting increased risk in men with low and high T levels. Few studies have assessed CV risk as a function of plasma T levels using objective biomarkers. AIM: To determine the relation between T levels and high-sensitivity CV risk biomarkers. METHODS: Ten thousand forty-one male patients were identified in the database of a commercial clinical laboratory performing biomarker testing...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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