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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679843/impaired-affective-prosody-decoding-in-severe-alcohol-use-disorder-and-korsakoff-syndrome
#1
Mélanie Brion, Philippe de Timary, Serge Mertens de Wilmars, Pierre Maurage
Recognizing others' emotions is a fundamental social skill, widely impaired in psychiatric populations. These emotional dysfunctions are involved in the development and maintenance of alcohol-related disorders, but their differential intensity across emotions and their modifications during disease evolution remain underexplored. Affective prosody decoding was assessed through a vocalization task using six emotions, among 17 patients with severe alcohol use disorder, 16 Korsakoff syndrome patients (diagnosed following DSM-V criteria) and 19 controls...
April 3, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679615/novel-protective-role-of-kallistatin-in-obesity-by-limiting-adipose-tissue-low-grade-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#2
Gema Frühbeck, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi, Amaia Rodríguez, Beatriz Ramírez, Víctor Valentí, Rafael Moncada, Sara Becerril, Xabier Unamuno, Camilo Silva, Javier Salvador, Victoria Catalán
OBJECTIVE: Kallistatin plays an important role in the inhibition of inflammation, oxidative stress, fibrosis and angiogenesis. We aimed to determine the impact of kallistatin on obesity and its associated metabolic alterations as well as its role in adipocyte inflammation and oxidative stress. METHODS: Samples obtained from 95 subjects were used in a case-control study. Circulating concentrations and expression levels of kallistatin as well as key inflammation, oxidative stress and extracellular matrix remodelling-related genes were analyzed...
April 18, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679374/relationship-between-relative-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-7-year-longitudinal-study
#3
Gyuri Kim, Seung-Eun Lee, You-Bin Lee, Ji Eun Jun, Jiyeon Ahn, Ji Cheol Bae, Sang-Man Jin, Kyu Yeon Hur, Jae Hwan Jee, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been associated with relative skeletal muscle mass in several cross-sectional studies. We explored the impacts of relative skeletal muscle mass and changes in relative muscle mass over time on the development of incident NAFLD or the resolution of baseline NAFLD in a large, longitudinal, population-based 7-year cohort study. We included 12,624 subjects without baseline NAFLD and 2,943 subjects with baseline NAFLD who underwent health check-up examinations. A total of 10,534 subjects without baseline NAFLD and 2,631 subjects with baseline NAFLD were included in analysis of changes in relative skeletal muscle mass over a year...
April 20, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678902/development-of-a-breast-cancer-risk-prediction-model-for-women-in-nigeria
#4
Shengfeng Wang, Temidayo O Ogundiran, Adeyinka Ademola, Olayiwola A Oluwasola, Adewunmi O Adeoye, Adenike Sofoluwe, Imran Morhason-Bello, Stella O Odedina, Imaria Agwai, Clement Adebamowo, Millicent Obajimi, Oladosu Ojengbede, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dezheng Huo
BACKGROUND: Risk prediction models have been widely used to identify women at higher risk of breast cancer. We aim to develop a model for absolute breast cancer risk prediction for Nigerian women. METHODS: A total of 1,811 breast cancer cases and 2,225 controls from the Nigerian Breast Cancer Study (NBCS, 1998~2015) were included. Subjects were randomly divided into the training and validation sets. Incorporating local incidence rates, multivariable logistic regressions were used to develop the model...
April 20, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678837/infections-and-risk-of-peripartum-stroke-during-delivery-admissions
#5
Eliza C Miller, Marisa Gallo, Erin R Kulick, Alexander M Friedman, Mitchell S V Elkind, Amelia K Boehme
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peripartum strokes during delivery admissions are rare but have high maternal morbidity. Infections have been proposed as a possible stroke trigger. We hypothesized that women who had infections diagnosed at the time of delivery admission would have higher risk of stroke during their delivery hospitalization. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study using state inpatient administrative databases for California (2007-2011), Florida (2009-2011), and New York (2009-2011)...
April 20, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678605/hypoglycemia-in-type-2-dm-patients-review-article
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REVIEW
Ayla M Tourkmani, Turki J Alharbi, Abdulaziz M Bin Rsheed, Abdulrhamn N AlRasheed, Saad M AlBattal, Osama Abdelhay, Mohamed A Hassali, Alian A Alrasheedy, Nouf G Al Harbi, Abdulaziz Alqahtani
Hypoglycemia is an essential issue for diabetic patients and considered a limiting factor in the glycemic management. Heterogeneity of the diseases in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can affect the frequency of hypoglycemia, especially when the patient has cardiovascular diseases. There are several factors lead to hypoglycemia sulfonylurea therapy, insulin therapy, delayed or missed a meal, physical exercise, or drug or alcohol consumption. Long-term studies reported that repeated hypoglycemia is increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease...
April 12, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677070/heavy-alcohol-use-among-deceased-donors-does-not-impact-recipient-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
#7
Sumant S Arora, Khushdeep S Chahal, Page Axley, Devin E Eckhoff, Yong-Fang Kuo, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Russell Wiesner, Ashwani K Singal
BACKGROUND: Data on liver transplant (LT) outcomes using deceased donors with heavy drinking (HD) (>2 drinks/day) are scanty. METHODS: Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database (2002-2014), we examined outcomes after LT in adults comparing deceased HD donors with not heavy drinking (ND) donors. RESULTS: Of 56 182 first LTs performed in the US for 10 common indications using deceased donors, 47 882 with available information on alcohol use were analyzed...
April 19, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676626/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-herbicide-exposure-in-vietnam-era-u-s-army-chemical-corps-veterans
#8
Yasmin Cypel, Stella E Hines, Victoria J Davey, Stephanie M Eber, Aaron I Schneiderman
RATIONALE: Past research demonstrates a possible association between herbicide exposure and respiratory health. Biologic plausibility and inhalation as a mode of exposure further support the contention that herbicides may act as adverse contributors to respiratory status, especially in military personnel who were responsible for chemical maintenance and distribution during the Vietnam War. OBJECTIVES: This study examines the association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and herbicide exposure among Vietnam-era U...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676281/risk-thresholds-for-alcohol-consumption-combined-analysis-of-individual-participant-data-for-599-912-current-drinkers-in-83-prospective-studies
#9
Angela M Wood, Stephen Kaptoge, Adam S Butterworth, Peter Willeit, Samantha Warnakula, Thomas Bolton, Ellie Paige, Dirk S Paul, Michael Sweeting, Stephen Burgess, Steven Bell, William Astle, David Stevens, Albert Koulman, Randi M Selmer, W M Monique Verschuren, Shinichi Sato, Inger Njølstad, Mark Woodward, Veikko Salomaa, Børge G Nordestgaard, Bu B Yeap, Astrid Fletcher, Olle Melander, Lewis H Kuller, Beverley Balkau, Michael Marmot, Wolfgang Koenig, Edoardo Casiglia, Cyrus Cooper, Volker Arndt, Oscar H Franco, Patrik Wennberg, John Gallacher, Agustín Gómez de la Cámara, Henry Völzke, Christina C Dahm, Caroline E Dale, Manuela M Bergmann, Carlos J Crespo, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Rudolf Kaaks, Leon A Simons, Pagona Lagiou, Josje D Schoufour, Jolanda M A Boer, Timothy J Key, Beatriz Rodriguez, Conchi Moreno-Iribas, Karina W Davidson, James O Taylor, Carlotta Sacerdote, Robert B Wallace, J Ramon Quiros, Rosario Tumino, Dan G Blazer, Allan Linneberg, Makoto Daimon, Salvatore Panico, Barbara Howard, Guri Skeie, Timo Strandberg, Elisabete Weiderpass, Paul J Nietert, Bruce M Psaty, Daan Kromhout, Elena Salamanca-Fernandez, Stefan Kiechl, Harlan M Krumholz, Sara Grioni, Domenico Palli, José M Huerta, Jackie Price, Johan Sundström, Larraitz Arriola, Hisatomi Arima, Ruth C Travis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Anna Karakatsani, Antonia Trichopoulou, Tilman Kühn, Diederick E Grobbee, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Natasja van Schoor, Heiner Boeing, Kim Overvad, Jussi Kauhanen, Nick Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Nita Forouhi, Maria Wennberg, Jean-Pierre Després, Mary Cushman, Jackie A Cooper, Carlos J Rodriguez, Masaru Sakurai, Jonathan E Shaw, Matthew Knuiman, Trudy Voortman, Christa Meisinger, Anne Tjønneland, Hermann Brenner, Luigi Palmieri, Jean Dallongeville, Eric J Brunner, Gerd Assmann, Maurizio Trevisan, Richard F Gillum, Ian Ford, Naveed Sattar, Mariana Lazo, Simon G Thompson, Pietro Ferrari, David A Leon, George Davey Smith, Richard Peto, Rod Jackson, Emily Banks, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, John Danesh
BACKGROUND: Low-risk limits recommended for alcohol consumption vary substantially across different national guidelines. To define thresholds associated with lowest risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease, we studied individual-participant data from 599 912 current drinkers without previous cardiovascular disease. METHODS: We did a combined analysis of individual-participant data from three large-scale data sources in 19 high-income countries (the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, EPIC-CVD, and the UK Biobank)...
April 14, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675753/the-stomach-as-an-endocrine-organ-expression-of-key-modulatory-genes-and-their-contribution-to-obesity-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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REVIEW
Aybike Birerdinc, Sasha Stoddard, Zobair M Younossi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity is currently seen in epidemic proportions globally and is one of the largest contributors to the development of NAFLD. The spectrum of NAFLD, particularly the progressive forms of NASH, is likely to become the leading cause of liver disease in the next decade. RECENT FINDINGS: Soluble molecules, encoded by the stomach tissue, have been shown to have pleiotropic effects in both central and peripheral systems involved in energy homeostasis and obesity regulation...
April 19, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675657/-impact-of-psychoeducation-on-the-disease-concept-in-bipolar-patients
#11
Christian Simhandl, Barbara König
Aim of the investigation was the proof of influence of specific psychoeducation for bipolar disorder patients and their concept of illness. Additionally we looked in a subsample at the in literature described equal efficacy of peer to peer councelling and councelling by bipolar specialists in psychoeducationIn our investigation on 176 bipolar patients we could show in group psychoeducation that specific group psychoeducation by trained personal and by experts leads to a changed perception of the disorder concept...
April 19, 2018: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675558/dietary-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-mediate-the-inverse-association-of-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-activity-with-the-risk-of-fatty-liver-in-dyslipidaemic-individuals
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Antonio J Amor, Montserrat Cofán, Rocío Mateo-Gallego, Ana Cenarro, Fernando Civeira, Emilio Ortega, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila
PURPOSE: The activity of stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) is increased in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) inhibit SCD1, but clinical studies on whether all dietary PUFA species are equal in SCD1 inhibition are scarce. Serum phospholipids are an objective proxy of dietary intake of plant-derived PUFA (C18:2n-6, C18:3n-3) and marine-derived PUFA (C20:5n-3, C22:6n-3). In 355 participants with primary dyslipidemia, we cross-sectionally investigated whether the presumed association between surrogate markers of NAFLD and SCD1 activity is mediated by intake of PUFA, and, if it is, what PUFA species are relevant in this regard...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674289/novel-association-between-cdkal1-and-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-replication-after-gwas-based-discovery
#13
Eun Jeong Cheon, Do Hyeon Cha, Sung Kweon Cho, Hye-Min Noh, Sungha Park, Seok-Min Kang, Heon Yung Gee, Sang-Hak Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although the importance of the functional properties of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has been increasingly emphasized, studies on the genetic factors associated with HDL function are highly limited. The aim of this study was to identify genetic variants associated with an individual's cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) using a genome-wide association study approach. METHODS: This study included a discovery group of 607 subjects with coronary artery disease and an independent replication group of 158 subjects...
April 12, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674209/possible-mechanisms-underlying-fatty-liver-in-a-rat-model-of-male-hypogonadism-a-protective-role-for-testosterone
#14
Hussein F Sakr, Abdelaziz M Hussein, Elsayed A Eid, Mahmoud AlKhateeb
AIMS: To investigate the effects of testosterone (Test) deficiency and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and associated peripheral insulin resistance (IR) in male rats and to illustrate the underlying mechanisms of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups as follows: 1) sham-operated group (n=11), 2) ORCD-induced group (n=9) exposed to orchidectomy (ORCD), achieved by complete surgical removal of testicles, and 3) ORCD+ Test treated group (n=10) (11 ng/ mL Test propionate, 3x/week, S...
April 16, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673944/liver-disease-in-men-undergoing-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
#15
Philipp Gild, Alexander P Cole, Anna Krasnova, Barbra A Dickerman, Nicolas von Landenberg, Maxine Sun, Lorelei A Mucci, Stuart R Lipsitz, Felix K-H Chun, Paul L Nguyen, Adam S Kibel, Toni K Choueiri, Shehzad Basaria, Quoc-Dien Trinh
PURPOSE: Androgen deprivation therapy is associated with development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Its effect on developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition frequently co-occuring with metabolic syndrome, and other subsequent liver conditions (liver cirrhosis, hepatic necrosis, any liver disease) has not been investigated.
 MATERIALS & METHODS: We identified 82,938 men aged 66 and older diagnosed with localized prostate cancer within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results- Medicare database, 1992-2009...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673925/diet-and-lifestyle-habits-association-with-cardiovascular-disease-indices-in-a-nigerian-sub-population
#16
Victor M Oguoma, Ezekiel U Nwose, Timothy C Skinner, Ross S Richards, Phillip T Bwititi
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence regarding the pattern of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours in Nigeria hence the aim of this study was to assess the pattern of lifestyle-related habits that predispose to risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) indices in a Nigerian population. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out on 422 apparently healthy males and females ≥18 years old. The World Health Organisation (WHO) STEPwise questionnaire was used to collect information on tobacco use or smoking habits, alcohol consumption and dietary habits...
April 11, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673898/activation-of-liver-ampk-with-pf-06409577-corrects-nafld-and-lowers-cholesterol-in-rodent-and-primate-preclinical-models
#17
Ryan M Esquejo, Christopher T Salatto, Jake Delmore, Bina Albuquerque, Allan Reyes, Yuji Shi, Rob Moccia, Emily Cokorinos, Matthew Peloquin, Mara Monetti, Jason Barricklow, Eliza Bollinger, Brennan K Smith, Emily A Day, Chuong Nguyen, Kieran F Geoghegan, John M Kreeger, Alan Opsahl, Jessica Ward, Amit S Kalgutkar, David Tess, Lynne Butler, Norimitsu Shirai, Timothy F Osborne, Gregory R Steinberg, Morris J Birnbaum, Kimberly O Cameron, Russell A Miller
Dysregulation of hepatic lipid and cholesterol metabolism is a significant contributor to cardiometabolic health, resulting in excessive liver lipid accumulation and ultimately non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Therapeutic activators of the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) have been proposed as a treatment for metabolic diseases; we show that the AMPK β1-biased activator PF-06409577 is capable of lowering hepatic and systemic lipid and cholesterol levels in both rodent and monkey preclinical models...
April 8, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673873/before-the-beginning-nutrition-and-lifestyle-in-the-preconception-period-and-its-importance-for-future-health
#18
REVIEW
Judith Stephenson, Nicola Heslehurst, Jennifer Hall, Danielle A J M Schoenaker, Jayne Hutchinson, Janet E Cade, Lucilla Poston, Geraldine Barrett, Sarah R Crozier, Mary Barker, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Janis Baird, Gita D Mishra
A woman who is healthy at the time of conception is more likely to have a successful pregnancy and a healthy child. We reviewed published evidence and present new data from low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries on the timing and importance of preconception health for subsequent maternal and child health. We describe the extent to which pregnancy is planned, and whether planning is linked to preconception health behaviours. Observational studies show strong links between health before pregnancy and maternal and child health outcomes, with consequences that can extend across generations, but awareness of these links is not widespread...
April 16, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673827/menopause-ageing-and-alcohol-use-disorders-in-women
#19
REVIEW
Jelena Milic, Marija Glisic, Trudy Voortman, Laura Pletsch Borba, Eralda Asllanaj, Lyda Z Rojas, Jenna Troup, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Ed van Beeck, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco
Alcohol intake affects the female body differently than it affects the male body. This is caused by females' lower levels of dehydrogenase enzymes, the enzyme that breaks down alcohol, coupled with the higher fat/water ratio of the female body. Both these factors cause alcohol levels to rise more quickly after ingestion in women than in men. This makes females more vulnerable to alcohol's harmful effects, and consequently women tend to develop alcohol-related diseases earlier in life than do men. As women age and go through menopause, they experience changes in body composition and life changes like retirement or loss of a loved one...
May 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673756/hip-fracture-risk-in-patients-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis-a-population-based-study-using-english-and-danish-data
#20
H Otete, T Deleuran, K M Fleming, T R Card, G P Aithal, P Jepsen, J West
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cirrhosis is a risk factor for osteoporosis and fractures. However, little is known of the actual risk of hip fractures in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. Using linked primary and secondary care data from the English and Danish nationwide registries, we quantified the hip fracture risk in two national cohorts of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. METHODS: We followed 3,706 English and 17,779 Danish patients with a diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis, and we identified matched controls from the general populations...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
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