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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208125/mean-platelet-volume-in-heterozygous-beta-thalassaemia
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Mehmet Ali Cikrikcioglu, Kenan Celik, Iskender Ekinci, Muharrem Nasifov, Aybala Erek Toprak, Guven Cetin, Sema Genc
BACKGROUND/AIM: It is not known why cerebrovascular and cardiovascular ischaemic events are less frequently observed in heterozygous beta thalassaemia (HBT) patients than in the general population. However, we previously reported that serum levels of some platelet function markers, i.e. soluble CD40 ligand and soluble P-selectin, are lower in patients with HBT than in controls. A high mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of in vivo platelet activation and may indicate a tendency to thrombosis...
February 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207527/zhibitai-and-low-dose-atorvastatin-reduce-blood-lipids-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yuhong Zhao, Ran Peng, Wang Zhao, Qiong Liu, Yuan Guo, Shuiping Zhao, Danyan Xu
BACKGROUND: Atorvastatin decreases blood lipids but is associated with side effects. Zhibitai is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat blood lipid disorders. The objective of this study is to evaluate the lipid-lowering effect, antiinflammatory effect, and adverse events of zhibitai combined to atorvastatin in patients with coronary heart diseases (CHDs). METHODS: Patients with CHD (n = 150) were randomized to: zhibitai 480 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg (ZA10 group), atorvastatin 20 mg (A20 group), and atorvastatin 40 mg (A40 group)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207502/impact-of-the-dietary-fatty-acid-intake-on-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-us-adults
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Hassan Vatanparast, Andre Pascal Kengne
Growing evidence suggests that the effects of diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) occur through mechanisms involving subclinical inflammation. We assessed whether reported dietary fatty acid intake correlates with a serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentration in a population-based sample of US men and women.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...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201997/the-association-between-interleukin-19-concentration-and-diabetic-nephropathy
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Li Li, Xu-Gan Jiang, Juan-Yu Hu, ZHeng-Qing Yu, Jian-Yong Xu, Fan Liu, Guang-Chun Zhao, Lei Zhang, Hui-Ming Gu, Si-Jing Zhang, Jin Meng
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-19 (IL-19) is a newly discovered cytokine belonging to the Interleukin-10(IL-10) family. IL-19 have indispensable functions in many inflammatory processes and also can induce the angiogenic potential of endothelial cells. The purpose of present study was to investigate the relation of serum interleukin-19 (IL-19) levels with diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: Two hundred study groups of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (109 males and 91 females) were recruited, included normoalbuminuria(n = 102), microalbuminuria(n = 72) and macroalbuminuria(n = 26) ...
February 15, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197270/interesting-correlation-between-the-circulating-pentraxin-3-and-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-outcomes-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-patients
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Habib Haybar, Babak Payami, Isa Khaheshi, Yasaman Ghotbi, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi, Ahmadreza Assareh
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an inflammatory mediator, reaches to the high levels after ischemic heart diseases (IHD) and could be a helpful tool to predict cardiac rehabilitation (CR) outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of the circulating levels of PTX3 in prediction of CR outcomes in patients with IHD who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: One hundred patients who had undergone CABG were included in this study...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194212/clinical-predictors-of-chest-radiographic-abnormalities-in-young-children-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis-a-single-center-study
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Ga Ram Kim, Min Sun Na, Kyung Suk Baek, Seung Jin Lee, Kyung Suk Lee, Young Ho Jung, Hye Mi Jee, Tae Hee Kwon, Man Yong Han, Youn Ho Sheen
PURPOSE: Chest radiography is often performed on patients hospitalized with typical clinical manifestations of bronchiolitis. We aimed to determine the proportion of subjects with pathologic chest radiographic findings and the clinical predictors associated with pathologic chest radiographic findings in young children admitted with the typical presentation of bronchiolitis. METHODS: We obtained the following data at admission: sex, age, neonatal history, past history of hospitalization for respiratory illnesses, heart rate, respiratory rate, the presence of fever, total duration of fever, oxygen saturation, laboratory parameters (i...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190984/study-of-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-hs-crp-after-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-in-patients-undergoing-isolated-cabg
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Adel Johari Moghadam, Saied Azizinejad
INTRODUCTION: Although cardiac rehabilitation is known as a tool to reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular complications, its specific role in the reduction of hs-CRP as a marker of inflammation and a proven marker of cardiovascular risk needs further investigation. AIM: The present study aims at elucidating the effects of a full course of conventional cardiac rehabilitation program for the period of eight weeks, on the levels of hs-CRP in patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass surgery...
December 2016: International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181217/hypercoagulability-and-migraine
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Stuart A Collins
BACKGROUND: A growing body of literature suggests that migraineurs, particularly those with aura, have an increased risk for ischemic stroke, but not via enhanced atherosclerosis. The theory that micro-emboli induced ischemia provokes cortical spreading depression (ie, symptomatic aura) in migraineurs but transient ischemic attacks in others highlights a potential role for hypercoagulability as a link between migraine (with aura) and stroke. AIM: Our objective is to summarize the literature evaluating the association of migraine with various acquired or inheritable thrombophilic states, including those related to elevated estrogen levels, endothelial activation and dysfunction, antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), deficiency of coagulation inhibitors, and presence of certain genetic polymorphisms...
February 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181167/adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-methylation-changes-in-inflammation-related-genes-in-peripheral-blood-cells
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A Arpón, J I Riezu-Boj, F I Milagro, C Razquin, M A Martínez-González, D Corella, R Estruch, R Casas, M Fitó, E Ros, J Salas-Salvadó, J A Martínez
Epigenetic processes, including DNA methylation, might be modulated by environmental factors such as the diet, which in turn have been associated with the onset of several diseases such as obesity or cardiovascular events. Meanwhile, Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) has demonstrated favourable effects on cardiovascular risk, blood pressure, inflammation and other complications related to excessive adiposity. Some of these effects could be mediated by epigenetic modifications. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate whether the adherence to MedDiet is associated with changes in the methylation status from peripheral blood cells...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178951/high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-incident-type-2-diabetes-a-case-control-study-nested-within-the-singapore-chinese-health-study
#10
An Pan, Yeli Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
BACKGROUND: The liver-derived C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and systemic biomarker of inflammation, and has been associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in populations other than Chinese. Therefore, we prospectively examined the relation between plasma levels of CRP and risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) among a Chinese population. METHODS: Plasma high-sensitive CRP (hs-CRP) concentrations were assayed among 571 T2D cases and 571 controls nested in the prospective cohort of the Singapore Chinese Health Study...
February 8, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165768/minimal-muscle-damage-after-a-marathon-and-no-influence-of-beetroot-juice-on-inflammation-and-recovery
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Tom Clifford, Dean M Allerton, Meghan A Brown, Liam Harper, Steven Horsburgh, Karen M Keane, Emma J Stevenson, Glyn Howatson
This study examined whether beetroot juice (BTJ) would attenuate inflammation and muscle damage following a marathon. Using a double blind, independent group design, 34 runners (each having completed ca. ∼16 previous marathons) consumed either BTJ or an isocaloric placebo (PLA) for 3 days following a marathon. Maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MIVC), countermovement jumps (CMJ), muscle soreness, serum cytokines, leucocytosis, creatine kinase (CK), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were measured pre, post, and 2 days after the marathon...
November 9, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164545/plasma-zonulin-and-its-association-with-kidney-function-severity-of-heart-failure-and-metabolic-inflammation
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Thomas B Dschietzig, Felix Boschann, Jana Ruppert, Franz P Armbruster, Andreas Meinitzer, Dragic Bankovic, Veselin Mitrovic, Christoph Melzer
BACKGROUND: The tight junction regulator zonulin has attracted clinical attention as a biomarker of increased gastrointestinal permeability. Recent work also suggests zonulin to represent a general regulator of tissue barriers and a player in metabolic inflammation. Here, we investigated the associations of zonulin with chronic heart failure (CHF), kidney function, and metabolic inflammation. METHODS: Using multiple linear regression (Generalized Linear Model), this study determined the association of plasma zonulin with different laboratory and clinical parameters in 225 patients carrying automatic implantable cardioverters/defibrillators (AICD) for primary or secondary prevention...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164544/clinical-significance-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-and-inflammatory-factors-for-the-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Li Yunchun, Wang Yue, Fang Z Jun, Su Qizhu, Ding Liumei
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the significance of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and other factors for the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Each patient underwent clinical examination and blood sampling for assessment of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), hematocrit (HCT), RDW, and other erythrocyte parameters (mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean cell Hb [MCH], mean corpuscular Hb concentration [MCHC])...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163961/the-adjuvant-use-of-calcium-fructoborate-and-borax-with-etanercept-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-pilot-study
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Saad Abdulrahman Hussain, Sattar Jabir Abood, Faiq Isho Gorial
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects calcium fructoborate (CFB) and sodium tetraborate (NTB) as supplements in Iraqi patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) maintained on etanercept. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial with 60 days treatment period was carried out at Baghdad Teaching Hospital, Medical city, Baghdad, Iraq. Eighty RA patients were randomized into three groups to receive either 220 mg/day CFB, 55 mg/day NTB in capsule dosage form (equivalent to 6 mg elemental Boron), or placebo formula once daily...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160147/evaluation-of-the-bedside-quikread-go%C3%A2-crp-test-in-the-management-of-febrile-infants-at-the-emergency-department
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S Hernández-Bou, V Trenchs, M I Vanegas, A F Valls, C Luaces
Recently C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care tests have been developed. We aimed to validate a bedside CRP test (QuikRead go® CRP), to compare it with the laboratory CRP (ARCHITECT c8000 Abbott, Germany) test in children with fever without source (FWS), and to evaluate the optimal CRP cut-off value to identify those patients at a high risk for serious bacterial infection (SBI). The CRP bedside test was prospectively performed in capillary blood samples concurrently with the laboratory CRP testing for 283 well-appearing infants aged 1 to 24 months with FWS attending the emergency department (ED) between May 2013 and August 2015...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159399/particulate-and-gaseous-pollutants-on-inflammation-thrombosis-and-autonomic-imbalance-in-subjects-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Szu-Ying Chen, Chang-Chuan Chan, Ta-Chen Su
This study examined effects of short-term urban air pollution exposures on inflammation, thrombosis, and autonomic imbalance in subjects at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). We enrolled 61 patients with multiple CVD risk factors and measured high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, D-dimer, and heart rate variability (HRV) indices. Two health examinations for each participant were performed during December 2002 through September 2003. Changes in inflammation and thrombotic markers and HRV indices with exposures to PM2...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153935/association-of-tnf-receptor-2-and-crp-with-gfr-decline-in-the-general-nondiabetic-population
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Jørgen Schei, Vidar Tor Nyborg Stefansson, Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Trond Geir Jenssen, Marit Dahl Solbu, Tom Wilsgaard, Toralf Melsom
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Higher levels of inflammatory markers have been associated with renal outcomes in diabetic populations. We investigated whether soluble TNF receptor 2 (TNFR2) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were associated with the age-related GFR decline in a nondiabetic population using measured GFR (mGFR). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A representative sample of 1590 middle-aged people from the general population without prevalent kidney disease, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease were enrolled in the Renal Iohexol-Clearance Survey in Tromsø 6 (RENIS-T6) between 2007 and 2009...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150852/novel-role-of-platelet-reactivity-in-adverse-left-ventricular-remodelling-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-remodeling-trial
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Yongwhi Park, Udaya S Tantry, Jin-Sin Koh, Jong-Hwa Ahn, Min Gyu Kang, Kye Hwan Kim, Jeong Yoon Jang, Hyun Woong Park, Jeong-Rang Park, Seok-Jae Hwang, Ki-Soo Park, Choong Hwan Kwak, Jin-Yong Hwang, Paul A Gurbel, Young-Hoon Jeong
The role of platelet-leukocyte interaction in the infarct myocardium still remains unveiled. We aimed to determine the linkage of platelet activation to post-infarct left ventricular remodelling (LVR) process. REMODELING was a prospective, observational, cohort trial including patients (n = 150) with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Patients were given aspirin plus clopidogrel therapy (600 mg loading and 75 mg daily). Platelet reactivity (PRU: P2Y12 Reaction Units) was assessed with VerifyNow P2Y12 assay on admission...
February 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145815/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-can-improve-the-cognitive-function-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Haiqing Yan, Zhixin Yan, Xiaolu Niu, Jianling Wang, Yongkun Gui, Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the effects of dl-3-n-butylphthalide on cognitive function of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with AIS admitted between October 2012 and June 2013 were assigned to either the Treatment (standardized treatment plus dl-3-n-butylphthalide) or Control (standardized treatment alone) groups. Cognitive function was assessed by the Beijing version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-BJ) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) before and 1 month after treatment, when high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine (Hcy) were also detected...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135975/a-diet-enriched-with-red-sorghum-flaked-biscuits-compared-to-a-diet-containing-white-wheat-flaked-biscuits-does-not-enhance-the-effectiveness-of-an-energy-restricted-meal-plan-in-overweight-and-mildly-obese-adults
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Anita Stefoska-Needham, Eleanor J Beck, Stuart K Johnson, Marijka J Batterham, Ross Grant, John Ashton, Linda C Tapsell
OBJECTIVES: Whole grain sorghum is a promising ingredient in foods, especially those targeting satiety and weight control. This study aimed to test weight loss effects of a whole grain red sorghum product incorporated into an energy-restricted diet. METHODS: Sixty subjects (46 females) were randomized to either a sorghum (intervention) or white wheat (control) group, receiving 45 g of flaked cereal biscuits to include daily in their prescribed diets for 12 weeks...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
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