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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329042/assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-metabolic-and-inflammatory-parameters-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-taking-clozapine-and-sodium-valproate
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Fatemeh Behdani, Seyede Narjes Roudbaraki, Maryam Saberi-Karimian, Maryam Tayefi, Paria Hebrani, Amir Akhavanrezayat, Sadegh Vahabi Amlashi, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Omega-3 fatty acid (FA) supplementation has been reported to improve several cardio-metabolic risk factors. We aimed to assess the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids on metabolic and inflammatory indices in patients with schizophrenia who were taking clozapine and sodium valproate. All patients were on a stable dose of 300-400mg of clozapine for 3 months. Subjects were randomized to treatment with either omega-3 fatty acid (4gr/day) or a placebo for 8 weeks. Height, weight, abdominal circumference, serum lipid profile, fasting blood glucose (FBG), and serum high sensitivity-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were determined at baseline and after 8 weeks of treatment...
December 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325799/elevated-circulating-homocysteine-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-jointly-predicts-post-stroke-depression-among-chinese-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jieyun Yin, Chongke Zhong, Zhengbao Zhu, Xiaoqing Bu, Tan Xu, Libing Guo, Xuemei Wang, Jintao Zhang, Yong Cui, Dong Li, Jianhui Zhang, Zhong Ju, Chung-Shiuan Chen, Jing Chen, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
BACKGROUND: Homocysteine (HCY) and high sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) were suggested to be involved in post-stroke depression (PSD), which is a frequent mood disorder after stroke. However, the combined effect of HCY and hs-CRP on PSD remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 598 acute ischemic stroke patients from 7 of 26 centers participating in the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke with HCY or hs-CRP measurements were included in this analysis...
January 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322198/association-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-with-incident-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Rudolf A de Boer, Matthew Nayor, Christopher R deFilippi, Danielle Enserro, Vijeta Bhambhani, Jorge R Kizer, Michael J Blaha, Frank P Brouwers, Mary Cushman, Joao A C Lima, Hossein Bahrami, Pim van der Harst, Thomas J Wang, Ron T Gansevoort, Caroline S Fox, Hanna K Gaggin, Willem J Kop, Kiang Liu, Ramachandran S Vasan, Bruce M Psaty, Douglas S Lee, Hans L Hillege, Traci M Bartz, Emelia J Benjamin, Cheeling Chan, Matthew Allison, Julius M Gardin, James L Januzzi, Sanjiv J Shah, Daniel Levy, David M Herrington, Martin G Larson, Wiek H van Gilst, John S Gottdiener, Alain G Bertoni, Jennifer E Ho
Importance: Nearly half of all patients with heart failure have preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) as opposed to reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), yet associations of biomarkers with future heart failure subtype are incompletely understood. Objective: To evaluate the associations of 12 cardiovascular biomarkers with incident HFpEF vs HFrEF among adults from the general population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study included 4 longitudinal community-based cohorts: the Cardiovascular Health Study (1989-1990; 1992-1993 for supplemental African-American cohort), the Framingham Heart Study (1995-1998), the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (2000-2002), and the Prevention of Renal and Vascular End-stage Disease study (1997-1998)...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321459/practical-high-performance-lateral-flow-assay-based-on-autonomous-microfluidic-replacement-on-a-film
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Yusuke Fuchiwaki, Kenji Goya, Masato Tanaka
Although paper-based microfluidic devices are an ideal platform for point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, it is difficult to achieve microfluidic control required for sensitive analyses such as ELISA on a paper substrate. Here, we present a novel lateral-flow test chip that can perform operations similar to a pump, such as flowing, stopping, and replacing a solution, just by adding the solution onto an inlet port. The chip was fabricated by laminating paper, film, and adhesive tape. For sensitive and accurate detection in an immunoassay, the transparency and flatness of the substrate is crucial for precise analysis of weak light generated by a specific antigen-antibody reaction; however, paper is not flat and is opaque...
2018: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320413/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-and-inflammatory-markers
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Antoni Sureda, Maria Del Mar Bibiloni, Alicia Julibert, Cristina Bouzas, Emma Argelich, Isabel Llompart, Antoni Pons, Josep A Tur
The aim was to assess inflammatory markers among adults and adolescents in relation to the adherence to the Mediterranean diet. A random sample (219 males and 379 females) of the Balearic Islands population (12-65 years) was anthropometrically measured and provided a blood sample to determine biomarkers of inflammation. Dietary habits were assessed and the adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern calculated. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased with age in both sexes. The adherence to the Mediterranean diet in adolescent males was 51...
January 10, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319392/the-association-between-serum-vaspin-and-omentin-1-levels-in-obese-children-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Muammer Buyukinan, Muge Atar, Ummugulsum Can, Ozgur Pirgon, Asuman Guzelant, Isa Deniz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Excess visceral fat accumulation results in altered release of adipokines. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between new adipokines (omentin-1 and vaspin), insulin resistance, and serum inflammatory markers in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 121 obese children (79 females and 42 males, aged 12-17 years old). The obese subjects were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of MS criteria (MS group and non-MS group)...
January 10, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313572/cardio-metabolic-risk-profile-in-women-with-previous-history-of-pre-eclampsia
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Jalees Fatma, Ritu Karoli, Zeba Siddiqui, H P Gupta, Ashok Chandra, Mahima Pandey
Introduction: Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. However there is growing evidence that there are differences during the post partum period between subjects with prior preeclampsia and prior uncomplicated pregnancy and women with a history of preeclampsia are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life. The aim of our study was to assess the cardio- metabolic risk profile in women with previous history of pre-eclampsia and to their counterparts who had normal pregnancy...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306913/diagnosis-of-acute-pediatric-appendicitis-from-children-with-inflammatory-diseases-by-combination-of-metabolic-markers-and-inflammatory-response-variables
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Mengjie Yu, Tianxin Xiang, Xiaoping Wu, Shouhua Zhang, Wenlong Yang, Yu Zhang, Qiang Chen, Shuilin Sun, Baogang Xie
BACKGROUND: The discovery of new metabolic markers may be helpful for early diagnosis of acute pediatric appendicitis (APA). However, no studies have been reported regarding identification of potential metabolic markers for the APA diagnosis by metabonomics. METHODS: Serum samples of APA (n=32), non-appendicitis inflammation (NAI, n=32) and healthy children (HS, n=65) were analyzed by the 1H NMR-based metabonomics. A logistic regression model was established to screen the most efficient markers combinations for classification...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302528/the-prevalence-of-elevated-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-normal-pregnancy-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Renu Kumari, Harkaran Singh
Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in normal pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to compare the prevalence in both groups. Materials and Methods: We conducted a case-control study between April 2015 and April 2016. Statistical analysis was performed by the SPSS program version 17. Categorical variables were analyzed using either the Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298330/the-higher-mortality-associated-with-low-serum-albumin-is-dependent-on-systemic-inflammation-in-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Filipa Caeiro Alves, Jia Sun, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Lu Dai, Sunna Snaedal, Peter Bárány, Olof Heimbürger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
BACKGROUND: The correlation of low serum albumin with mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is partly linked to its association with systemic inflammation. However, it is not clear to what extent albumin's correlation with mortality depends on concomitant systemic inflammation. Here we addressed this question in patients with CKD stage 5. METHODS: Serum albumin (S-Alb), systemic inflammation (high-sensitive C-reactive protein, hsCRP), cardiovascular disease (CVD) and nutritional status (subjective global assessment, SGA) were assessed at baseline in 822 patients: 523 incident dialysis patients, 212 prevalent hemodialysis (HD) and 87 prevalent peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291592/improving-sensitivity-of-a-miniaturized-label-free-electrochemical-biosensor-using-zigzag-electrodes
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Yi-Ching Kuo, Chih-Kung Lee, Chih-Ting Lin
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among chronic diseases worldwide. Therefore, it is important to be able to detect CVD biomarkers early so that patients can be diagnosed properly and begin treatment as soon as possible. To detect biomarkers more conveniently, point-of-care (PoC) biosensors, which are easy to use and are of low cost, are becoming even more necessary. This paper focuses on developing a label-free electrochemical biosensor with high sensitivity for PoC applications to detect CVD biomarkers such as S100 beta proteins and C-reactive proteins (CRP)...
December 2, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287840/the-effect-of-12-weeks-of-aerobic-training-on-serum-levels-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-lipid-profile-and-anthropometric-characteristics-in-middle-age-women-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Marziyeh Saghebjoo, Zeynab Nezamdoost, Fereshteh Ahmadabadi, Iman Saffari, Azar Hamidi
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 12 weeks of aerobic training on serum levels of high sensitivity C- reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), lipid profile and anthropometric characteristics in middle-aged women patients with type-2 diabetes. METHODS: A quasi-experimental study, 20 women patients with type-2 diabetes (mean age, 50.25 ± 4.36 years, Body mass index, 25.51 ± 2.91 kg/m2, and body fat percentage 23...
December 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286460/novel-diagnostics-in-revision-arthroplasty-implant-sonication-and-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Gunnar T R Hischebeth, Sascha Gravius, Johanna K Buhr, Ernst Molitor, Matthias D Wimmer, Achim Hoerauf, Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding, Thomas M Randau
In orthopedic patients, foreign body-associated infections, especially periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs), are a devastating complication of arthroplasty. Infection requires complex treatment, may result in long hospitalization and causes considerable costs. Multiple surgical revisions can be necessary in these patients, with a loss in function as well as in quality of life. The routine preoperative diagnostics include blood examination for C-reactive protein (CRP) and other biomarkers, as well as joint aspirate analysis for cell count, differentiation, and culture...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285454/hypothyroidism-and-depression-are-cytokines-the-link
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Parimal S Tayde, Nikhil M Bhagwat, Pragya Sharma, Bharat Sharma, Pradip P Dalwadi, Ashutosh Sonawane, Alka Subramanyam, Manoj Chadha, Premlata K Varthakavi
Context: Primary hypothyroidism has been thought of as an inflammatory condition characterized by raised levels of cytokines such as C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Depression is also well known to occur in hypothyroidism. Depression is also characterized by elevated inflammatory cytokines. We planned to study whether cytokines play an important part in linking these two conditions. Objectives: (1) To know the prevalence of depression in overt hypothyroidism due to autoimmune thyroid disease...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284896/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-its-relation-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-myocardial-necrosis-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ema Tahto, Radivoj Jadric, Lamija Pojskic, Esmeralda Kicic
Introduction: Inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis which is the primary cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that encompasses acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and unstable angina (UA). Objective: To investigate and characterize white blood cells (WBC) count, differential blood count in peripheral blood and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients by the type of ACS. Patients and methods: The cross-sectional study included 100 patients with ACS (50 males, 50 females), aged 41 to 91 years, classified into two groups: AMI group (n=50) and UA group (n=50)...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284058/metabolically-healthy-obese-individuals-present-similar-chronic-inflammation-level-but-less-insulin-resistance-than-obese-individuals-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Alberto Penas Steinhardt, Ariel Pablo López, Claudio Daniel González, Jorge Vilariño, Gustavo Daniel Frechtel, Gloria Edith Cerrone
The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, usually accompanied by the presence of insulin resistance (IR) and a systemic subclinical inflammation state. Metabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals seem to be protected against cardiometabolic complications. The aim of this work was to characterize phenotypically the low-grade inflammation and the IR in MHO individuals in comparison to obese individuals with MetS and control non obese. We studied two different populations: 940 individuals from the general population of Buenos Aires and 518 individuals from the general population of Venado Tuerto; grouped in three groups: metabolically healthy non-obese individuals (MHNO), MHO and obese individuals with MetS (MSO)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280661/classical-and-emergent-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-type-2-diabetics-from-the-vallecas-area-dicariva-study
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Francisco J Sánchez-Muniz, Ángel García-Quismondo, Francisco Javier Del Cañizo, Juan Dorado
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a highly prevalent disease with a wide variety of associated metabolic disorders. OBJECTIVES: To describe features and prevalence of altered CVD risk factors in a T2DM population: DIabetes CArdiovascular RIsk of VAllecas (DICARIVA) study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 735 adult Spanish patients of the Vallecas area with T2DM from the Infanta Leonor Hospital (Madrid, Spain) were included in the study...
November 17, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279838/level-of-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-procalcitonin-in-pregnant-women-with-mild-and-severe-preeclampsia
#18
Reihane Jannesari, Elham Kazemi
Background: In this study, we compare the level of two inflammatory markers, high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT), in pregnant women with mild and severe preeclampsia (PE) and women with normal pregnancy. Materials and Methods: In this case-control study, normal pregnant women and pregnant women with PE were enrolled. Pregnant women with diagnosed PE were selected as case group and classified into two groups with mild and severe PE...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278630/predictive-value-of-high-sensitive-troponin-i-assay-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-compared-to-classic-biochemical-markers
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Tomislav Čolak, Ivanka Mikulić, Kristina Landeka, Ana Sesar, Marija Vranješ, Ivanka Mikulić
The aims of this study were to compare predictive values of hsTroponin I assay with contemporary assays and its usefulness in diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We also aimed to determine reference values of the assay and the possibility of fast ACS diagnosis using hsTnI. The study included 26 patients with ongoing chest pains and suspected ACS. ACS diagnosis was determined using electrocardiographic changes and international guidelines. Biochemical parameters were measured using standard tests which included Troponin I, hsTroponin I, CK, CK-MB and CRP...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278513/adiponectin-levels-may-help-assess-the-clinical-repercussions-of-obesity-irrespective-of-body-mass-index
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Eirini Dermitzaki, Pavlina D Avgoustinaki, Eirini C Spyridaki, Panagiotis Simos, Niki Malliaraki, Maria Venihaki, Christos Tsatsanis, Andrew N Margioris
OBJECTIVE: Adiponectin is the major product of adipose tissue. The aim of this study was to associate adiponectin levels with adipose tissue and metabolic indices. DESIGN: Plasma samples of 274 non-diabetic volunteers were collected to evaluate for adiponectin, inflammatory markers, insulin and lipid parameters. Body fat composition was measured by DEXA. RESULTS: As expected, adiponectin levels correlated with body mass index (BMI) and gender but a wide scattering was evident...
July 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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