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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774220/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-in-detecting-remitting-seronegative-symmetrical-synovitis-with-pitting-edema-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ken Goda
We report a case of remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) syndrome in a 71-year-old woman. She referred to our hospital with finger stiffness, edema of both hands and feet, pain of bilateral shoulder, wrist, metacarpophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal, and ankle joints. Rheumatoid factor was negative, human leukocyte antigen -B7 antigen was positive. Moreover, matrix metalloproteinase 3 (MMP-3) was high. She was diagnosed with RS3PE syndrome, and treatment with prednisolone (15 mg/d) was started...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773450/acromioclavicular-joint-septic-arthritis-in-an-immunocompetent-child-a-case-report
#2
Saurabh Dutt, Jeetendra Lodhi, Vinod Kumar, Abhishek Kashyap
Septic arthritis of acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a rare entity. It is generally seen in patients who are immunocompromised. Only 15 cases have been reported till now, with only one case series of 6 patients. We report a case of septic arthritis of AC joint in an immunocompetent child. A 9 years old girl presented with history of pain in left shoulder for 4 days associated with fever. No history suggestive of any immunocompromised state was complained. On local examination, a swelling of around 3 cm in diameter was found over left AC joint region with raised local temperature, tenderness on palpation and positive response in fluctuation test...
March 23, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770799/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-as-a-biomarker-for-acute-myocardial-injury-and-long-term-post-ischemic-prognosis
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Xiao-Dong Ye, Yi He, Sheng Wang, Gordon T Wong, Michael G Irwin, Zhengyuan Xia
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a life-threatening event. Even with timely treatment, acute ischemic myocardial injury and ensuing ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) can still be difficult issues to tackle. Apart from radiological and other auxiliary examinations, laboratory tests of applicable cardiac biomarkers are also necessary for early diagnosis and close monitoring of this disorder. Heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), which mainly exists inside cardiomyocytes, has recently emerged as a potentially promising biomarker for myocardial injury...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769764/association-of-pentraxin-and-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-as-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Ramanarayana Boyapati, Srikanth Chinthalapani, Arpita Ramisetti, Shyam Sunder Salavadhi, Radhika Ramachandran
Context: Inflammation is a common feature of both peripheral artery disease (PAD) and periodontal disease. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between PAD and periodontal disease by examining the levels of inflammatory cytokines, pentraxin-3 (PTX-3), and high-sensitive C-reactive protein from serum. Materials and Methods: A total of 50 patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with PAD (test group) and those with the non-PAD group (control group) based on ankle-brachial index values...
March 2018: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767675/a-comparison-of-methods-for-adjusting-biomarkers-of-iron-zinc-and-selenium-status-for-the-effect-of-inflammation-in-an-older-population-a-case-for-interleukin-6
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Sue O MacDonell, Jody C Miller, Michelle J Harper, Malcolm R Reid, Jillian J Haszard, Rosalind S Gibson, Lisa A Houghton
Background: Older people are at risk of micronutrient deficiencies, which can be under- or overestimated in the presence of inflammation. Several methods have been proposed to adjust for the effect of inflammation; however, to our knowledge, none have been investigated in older adults in whom chronic inflammation is common. Objective: We investigated the influence of various inflammation-adjustment methods on micronutrient biomarkers associated with anemia in older people living in aged-care facilities in New Zealand...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764522/treatment-resistant-depression-and-peripheral-c-reactive-protein
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Samuel R Chamberlain, Jonathan Cavanagh, Peter de Boer, Valeria Mondelli, Declan N C Jones, Wayne C Drevets, Philip J Cowen, Neil A Harrison, Linda Pointon, Carmine M Pariante, Edward T Bullmore
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a candidate biomarker for major depressive disorder (MDD), but it is unclear how peripheral CRP levels relate to the heterogeneous clinical phenotypes of the disorder.AimTo explore CRP in MDD and its phenotypic associations. METHOD: We recruited 102 treatment-resistant patients with MDD currently experiencing depression, 48 treatment-responsive patients with MDD not currently experiencing depression, 48 patients with depression who were not receiving medication and 54 healthy volunteers...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764220/wide-range-crp-versus-high-sensitivity-crp-on-roche-analyzers-focus-on-low-grade-inflammation-ranges-and-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-levels
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Denis Monneret, Fouzi Mestari, Shaedah Djiavoudine, Guillaume Bachelot, Maxime Cloison, Françoise Imbert-Bismut, Maguy Bernard, Pierre Hausfater, Jean-Marc Lacorte, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot
Wide-range C-reactive protein (wr-CRP) has been proposed as an economical alternative to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) for the evaluation of low-grade inflammation-associated cardiovascular risk (LGI-CVR). Concomitant values of serum hs-CRP and plasma wr-CRP ≤5 mg/L, and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), all assayed on Roche Diagnostics analyzers over a 1.8-year period, were extracted from a hospital laboratory database. Hs-CRP and wr-CRP values were compared (Bland-Altman method; Deming's correlation), then separately classified into low (<1 mg/L), moderate (1-3 mg/L) and high (>3 mg/L) LGI-CVR ranges for agreement test (κ), assessed before and after Deming's regression-based adjustment of wr-CRP (Adj-wr-CRP)...
May 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758352/prospective-associations-of-c-reactive-protein-crp-levels-and-crp-genetic-risk-scores-with-risk-of-total-knee-and-hip-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-in-a-diverse-cohort
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Aladdin H Shadyab, Robert Terkeltaub, Charles Kooperberg, Alexander Reiner, Charles B Eaton, Rebecca D Jackson, Jessica L Krok-Schoen, Rany M Salem, Andrea Z LaCroix
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and polygenic CRP genetic risk scores (GRS) with risk of end-stage hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), defined as incident total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR) for OA. DESIGN: This study included a cohort of postmenopausal white, African American, and Hispanic women from the Women's Health Initiative. Women were followed from baseline to date of THR or TKR, death, or December 31, 2014...
May 11, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758096/low-maternal-serum-concentrations-of-mannose-binding-lectin-mbl-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-shorter-duration-of-pregnancy-and-lower-birth-weight
#9
Michal Koucký, Karin Malíčková, Helena Kopřivová, Tereza Cindrová-Davies, Hana Hrbáčková, Andrej Černý, Patrik Šimják, Antonín Pařízek, Tomáš Zima
BACKROUND: Chronic inflammation has been implicated as the underlying mechanism responsible for the pathophysiology of preterm labor. Mannose-bindig lectin (MBL) plays a central role in the innate immune response and is thus an important component of the first line of defense. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum concentrations of MBL correlated with the incidence of preterm birth and low birth weight in a cohort of women with signs of threatened preterm birth. METHODS: A cohort of 60 patients who presented with regular contractions and/or short cervix (group A) between 24 to 32 weeks of gestation and 20 healthy controls (group B) who had no pregnancy complications and delivered at term were recruited into a prospective study...
May 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757399/associations-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-with-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-prepubertal-children
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Aino Mäntyselkä, Virpi Lindi, Anna Viitasalo, Aino-Maija Eloranta, Jyrki Ågren, Sari Väisänen, Raimo Voutilainen, Tomi Laitinen, Timo A Lakka, Jarmo Jääskeläinen
Context: Premature adrenarche (PA) has been associated with overweight and insulin resistance, but the associations of serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) concentration with other cardiometabolic risk factors are uncertain. Objective: To examine the associations of serum DHEAS concentration with several cardiometabolic risk factors in children. Design: Cross-sectional data from the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754829/randomization-to-6-month-mediterranean-diet-compared-with-a-low-fat-diet-leads-to-improvement-in-dietary-inflammatory-index-scores-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-the-ausmed-heart-trial
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Hannah L Mayr, Colleen J Thomas, Audrey C Tierney, Teagan Kucianski, Elena S George, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, James R Hebert, Nitin Shivappa, Catherine Itsiopoulos
A higher dietary inflammatory index (DII®) score is associated with inflammation and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD). We hypothesized that a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) intervention would reduce DII score. We assessed dietary data from a randomized controlled trial comparing 6-month MedDiet versus low-fat diet intervention, in patients with CHD. We aimed to determine the DII scores of the prescribed diets' model meal plans, followed by whether dietary intervention led to lower (i.e., more anti-inflammatory) DII scores and consequently lower high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interleukin-6 (hs-IL-6)...
April 14, 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749323/effects-of-delta-tocotrienol-supplementation-on-liver-enzymes-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Muhammad Amjad Pervez, Dishad Ahmet Khan, Aamir Ijaz, Shamrez Khan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing public health problem worldwide and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Currently, there is no definitive treatment for this disease. δ-Tocotrienol has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may reduce liver injury in NAFLD. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of δ-tocotrienol in the treatment of NAFLD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study conducted in patients aged > 20 years, belonging to both sexes, having ultrasound-proven fatty liver disease, having a fatty liver index (FLI) of ≥ 60, and persistent elevation of alanine transaminase...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749246/helicobacter-pylori-can-be-related-to-carotid-intima-media-thickness-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-levels
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Z Karadag, T Sehitoglu, M C Cure, H Rakici, M A Ayvaz, R Bedir, B Kizilkaya, O Z Şahin, E Cure
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (HP) affects the cardiovascular system. Our aim in this study was to evaluate, whether an infection with HP causes subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: We included 90 patients with dyspeptic symptoms in this study. The patients underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsies were taken. The patients were grouped according to histopathologic examination, as HP infection negative (n = 21), HP infection positive (+) (n = 23), HP infection (++) (n = 22), HP infection (+++), (n = 24)...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747317/-value-of-procalcitonin-in-predicting-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-neonates-with-septicemia
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J Zhang, D Qu, X X Ren, X D Cui, J Fu
Objective: To explore the value of procalcitonin(PCT) in predicting the severity and prognosis of neonates with septicemia. Methods: The clinical data of the hospitalized neonates over the age of 72 hours with double positive blood cultures from December 1st, 2011 to September 30, 2017 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics was analyzed retrospectively. Results: A total of 75 neonates were included in the study. There was a significant negative correlation between PCT and neonatal critical illness score ( r =-0...
April 24, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744951/circulating-lncrna-ifng-as1-expression-correlates-with-increased-disease-risk-higher-disease-severity-and-elevated-inflammation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Yahuan Xu, Bibo Shao
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the associations of circulating long, non-coding (lncRNA) IFNG-AS1, lncRNA ANRIL and lncRNA ITSN1 relative expressions with disease risk, severity and inflammatory cytokines levels in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-one patients suspected of CAD who underwent coronary angiography were consecutively enrolled in this casecontrol study, and divided into CAD patients (N = 102) and controls (N = 89) according to coronary angiographic results...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742255/circulation-levels-of-acute-phase-proteins-pentraxin-3-and-serum-amyloid-a-in-atherosclerosis-have-correlations-with-periodontal-inflamed-surface-area
#16
Başak Temelli, Zuhal Yetkin Ay, Hasan Basri Savaş, Fatih Aksoy, Duygu Kumbul Doğuç, Ersin Uskun, Ercan Varol
Objectives One of the plausible mechanisms in the relationship between periodontitis and coronary artery disease (CAD) is the systemic inflammatory burden comprised of circulating cytokines/mediators related to periodontitis. This study aims to test the hypothesis that periodontal inflamed surface area (PISA) is correlated with higher circulating levels of acute phase reactants (APR) and pro-inflammatory cytokines/mediators and lower anti-inflammatory cytokines/mediators in CAD patients. Material and Methods Patients aged from 30 to 75 years who underwent coronary angiography with CAD suspicion were included...
2018: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741788/cumulative-childhood-risk-is-associated-with-a-new-measure-of-chronic-inflammation-in-adulthood
#17
Line Jee Hartmann Rasmussen, Terrie E Moffitt, Jesper Eugen-Olsen, Daniel W Belsky, Andrea Danese, HonaLee Harrington, Renate M Houts, Richie Poulton, Karen Sugden, Benjamin Williams, Avshalom Caspi
BACKGROUND: Childhood risk factors are associated with elevated inflammatory biomarkers in adulthood, but it is unknown whether these risk factors are associated with increased adult levels of the chronic inflammation marker soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR). We aimed to test the hypothesis that childhood exposure to risk factors for adult disease is associated with elevated suPAR in adulthood and to compare suPAR with the oft-reported inflammatory biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740548/low-back-pain-obesity-and-inflammatory-markers-exercise-as-potential-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Isabela Maia da Cruz Fernandes, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Paulo Ferreira, Fábio Santos Lira
Low back pain is a health issue with significant impact to patients and society. This narrative review aims to synthesize the relationship between obesity, low-grade inflammation and low back pain. It is known that a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for obesity and related disorders. The adipose tissue of obese people secretes a range of cytokines of character pro- and anti-inflammatory, with many molecular effects. In addition, pro-inflammatory cytokines are sensitizers of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of acute inflammation that can be linked to the musculoskeletal pain sensation individuals with back pain...
April 2018: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738492/anthropometric-and-dietary-factors-as-predictors-of-dna-damage-in-obese-women
#19
Marta Włodarczyk, Beata Jabłonowska-Lietz, Wioletta Olejarz, Grażyna Nowicka
Enhanced DNA damage and disturbances in DNA repair mechanisms are reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases like obesity, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether anthropometric factors and dietary habits are related to endogenous DNA damage. One hundred and fourteen premenopausal, apparently healthy women were included in the study: 88 obese individuals and 26 controls. The comet assay was used to measure basal DNA damage...
May 8, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735216/effect-of-serum-c-reactive-protein-level-on-admission-to-predict-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Hirofumi Hioki, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Masanori Yamamoto, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Akihiro Higashimori, Kazuki Mizutani, Minoru Tabata, Kensuke Takagi, Hiroshi Ueno, Kentaro Hayashida
The relation between C-reactive protein (CRP) level on admission and mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains unclear. To evaluate the impact of serum CRP level on mortality after TAVI, we assessed 1,016 patients with CRP who underwent TAVI and 538 patients with high-sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) level who underwent TAVI on admission in the OCEAN (Optimized Transcatheter Valvular Intervention)-TAVI registry. Study population was stratified into 2 groups (high/low), according to the median of CRP and hs-CRP on admission...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
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