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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906862/correlational-study-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-hearing-loss
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Caroline Ooley, Weon Jun, Kim Le, Allen Kim, Nathan Rock, Molly Cardenal, Rebecca Kline, Drew Aldrich, John Hayes
PURPOSE: Our research goal was to complete a retrospective chart review to determine if there is a correlation between the level of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic neurosensory hearing loss. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 175 Department of Veterans Affairs Computerized Patient Record System charts was completed at the VA Portland Health Care System. Subjects were classified by degree of diabetic retinopathy as follows: no diabetic retinopathy (n = 80), mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (n = 51), moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (n = 25), and combined severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (n = 17)...
November 30, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900041/immunohistochemical-expression-and-serum-level-of-survivin-protein-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#2
Katarzyna Jakubowska, Anna Pryczynicz, Violetta Dymicka-Piekarska, Waldemar Famulski, Katarzyna Guzińska-Ustymowicz
Survivin is one of the apoptosis-related inhibitors that is associated with a more aggressive behavior and a poor prognosis in numerous types of malignancies, including colorectal cancer (CRC). The objective of the present study was to perform immunohistochemical tissue analysis of survivin expression and serum analysis of survivin levels in CRC patients. The study group consisted of 55 CRC patients. Survivin expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 38 patients using monoclonal antibodies. Color reactions were observed in the nucleus and cytoplasm of the cancer cells...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879543/enzymopenic-congenital-methemoglobinemia-in-children-of-the-republic-of-sakha-yakutia
#3
Tatiana E Burtseva, Tatiana N Ammosova, Natalia N Protopopova, Svetlana Y Yakovleva, Maya P Slobodchikova
Type I congenital methemoglobinemia is an autosomal recessive disorder. A high frequency of congenital methemoglobinemia has been reported among Native Americans inhabiting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Other rare cases of congenital methemoglobinemia of types I and II have been reported in Japan and other countries. In Russia-namely, in Yakutia-a high frequency of type I congenital methemoglobinemia has been reported. In 2009, the Consultation Polyclinic of the Pediatric Center in Yakutsk city established a registry of children with congenital methemoglobinemia...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877071/the-sweet-spots-study-a-real-world-interpretation-of-the-2012-american-diabetes-association-position-statement-regarding-individualized-a1c-targets
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Nella Bieszk, Michael Grabner, Wenhui Wei, Nicole G Bonine, Judith J Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate awareness of the 2012 American Diabetes Association (ADA) Position Statement among physicians and assess its effects on patient-centered glycated hemoglobin (A1C) goals in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The Summarizing Real-World Individualized TrEatmEnT GoalS and Potential SuppOrT Systems in Type 2 Diabetes (SWEET SPOTS) study used the HealthCore claims database to identify T2D patients, stratified by risk, and their treating physicians to assess primary care physician and endocrinologist awareness of the 2012 ADA Position Statement...
2016: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864733/-epicatechin-a-natural-flavonoid-compound-protects-astrocytes-against-hemoglobin-toxicity-via-nrf2-and-ap-1-signaling-pathways
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Xi Lan, Xiaoning Han, Qian Li, Jian Wang
(-)-Epicatechin is a brain-permeable, natural product found at high concentrations in green tea and cocoa. Our previous research has shown that (-)-epicatechin treatment reduces hemorrhagic stroke injury via nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway in vivo. However, the mechanism of action of this compound in modulation of oxidant stress and in protection against hemoglobin-induced astrocyte injury is unclear. Therefore, we explored the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie these protective effects in vitro...
November 18, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864537/effects-of-probiotic-supplementation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vajihe Akbari, Fatemeh Hendijani
CONTEXT: The rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes requires increased efforts to find effective therapeutic agents for this complex condition. Following the recent observation that the gut microbiota is altered in diabetic patients, researchers investigated the effect of probiotics in patients with diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effects of probiotic consumption on glycemic control in diabetic patients. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
December 2016: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861860/oral-toxicity-of-cold-plasma-treated-edible-films-for-food-coating
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Sung Hee Han, Hyung Joo Suh, Ki Bae Hong, Su Yeon Kim, Sea C Min
No prior research has investigated whether the cold plasma treatment (CPT) resulted in the formation of toxic compounds. Therefore, this study carried out the experiment to check the safety of edible films treated with cold plasma by examining their acute and subacute oral toxicity in a rat model. Single-dose acute (5000 mg/kg body weight) and 14-d subacute (1000 mg/kg body weight/day) oral toxicity of cold plasma-treated edible films was assessed for male and female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Rats administered 5000 mg/kg of edible film did not show the signs of acute toxicity or death after 14 d of observation...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861583/t2dm-self-management-via-smartphone-applications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mingxuan Cui, Xueyan Wu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Min Nie
BACKGROUND: Mobile health interventions (mHealth) based on smartphone applications (apps) are promising tools to help improve diabetes care and self-management; however, more evidence on the efficacy of mHealth in diabetes care is needed. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of mHealth apps on changes in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood glucose, blood pressure, serum lipids, and body weight in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856303/effects-of-tibetan-turnip-brassica-rapa-l-on-promoting-hypoxia-tolerance-in-healthy-humans
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Bingquan Chu, Chun Chen, Jiaojie Li, Xiaojian Chen, Yunhong Li, Weimin Tang, Lu Jin, Ying Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tibetan turnip (Brassica rapa L.), widely distributed in Tibet region, is an edible and medical plant with effects of "tonic and anti-hypoxia" "heat-clearing and detoxification" and "alleviating fatigue" according to traditional Tibetan medical books. AIM OF THE STUDY: This research systematically studied the effects of Tibetan turnip on promoting hypoxia-tolerance in humans and the mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 7-day, self-control and single-blind human feeding trial was conducted among 27 healthy subjects with 8 males and 10 females in feeding group fed with 7...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853395/animal-models-of-%C3%AE-hemoglobinopathies-utility-and-limitations
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REVIEW
Bradley McColl, Jim Vadolas
The structural and functional conservation of hemoglobin throughout mammals has made the laboratory mouse an exceptionally useful organism in which to study both the protein and the individual globin genes. Early researchers looked to the globin genes as an excellent model in which to examine gene regulation - bountifully expressed and displaying a remarkably consistent pattern of developmental activation and silencing. In parallel with the growth of research into expression of the globin genes, mutations within the β-globin gene were identified as the cause of the β-hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia...
2016: Journal of Blood Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853168/depressive-symptoms-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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S Furukawa, T Sakai, T Niiya, H Miyaoka, T Miyake, S Yamamoto, K Maruyama, T Ueda, H Senba, M Torisu, H Minami, M Onji, T Tanigawa, B Matsuura, Y Hiasa, Y Miyake
In several studies of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a positive association between depressive symptoms and erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported. No evidence exists, however, regarding the association between depressive symptoms and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thus, we examined this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 469 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19 years or over. ED, moderate to severe ED and severe ED were defined as present when a subject had a Sexual Health Inventory for Men score <22, <12 and <8, respectively...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852523/anemia-offers-stronger-protection-than-sickle-cell-trait-against-the-erythrocytic-stage-of-falciparum-malaria-and-this-protection-is-reversed-by-iron-supplementation
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M M Goheen, R Wegmüller, A Bah, B Darboe, E Danso, M Affara, D Gardner, J C Patel, A M Prentice, C Cerami
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency causes long-term adverse consequences for children and is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. Observational studies suggest that iron deficiency anemia protects against Plasmodiumfalciparum malaria and several intervention trials have indicated that iron supplementation increases malaria risk through unknown mechanism(s). This poses a major challenge for health policy. We investigated how anemia inhibits blood stage malaria infection and how iron supplementation abrogates this protection...
November 9, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843554/gene-expression-profile-of-whole-blood-cells-differs-in-pregnant-women-with-positive-screening-and-negative-diagnosis-for-gestational-diabetes
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Rafael B Gelaleti, Débora C Damasceno, Daisy M F Salvadori, Iracema M P Calderon, Roberto A A Costa, Fernanda Piculo, David C Martins, Marilza V C Rudge
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the gene expression profile of whole blood cells in pregnant women without diabetes (with positive screening and negative diagnosis for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)) compared with pregnant women with negative screening for GDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Pregnant women were recruited in the Diabetes Perinatal Research Centre-Botucatu Medical School-UNESP and Botucatuense Mercy Hospital (UNIMED). Distributed into 2 groups: control (n=8), women with negative screening and non-diabetic (ND, n=13), with positive screening and negative diagnosis of GDM...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843494/changes-in-antidiabetic-prescription-patterns-and-indicators-of-diabetic-control-among-200-000-patients-over-13%C3%A2-years-at-a-single-institution-in-japan
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Kazutoshi Fujibayashi, Michio Hayashi, Hirohide Yokokawa, Toshio Naito
BACKGROUND: We examined the long-term changes in the management of diabetes at a single institution in Japan. METHODS: Two repeated cross-sectional studies and a retrospective cohort study were conducted among patients who visited our institution between 2001 and 2013. We examined the changes in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and glycated albumin levels, the prescription frequencies, and the daily doses of each antidiabetic agent among patients treated regularly for diabetes during the 13-year study period...
2016: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843339/the-danish-adult-diabetes-registry
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REVIEW
Marit Eika Jørgensen, Jette K Kristensen, Gitte Reventlov Husted, Charlotte Cerqueira, Peter Rossing
AIM OF THE DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Adult Diabetes Registry (DADR) is to provide data from both the primary health care sector (general practice [GP]) and the secondary sector (specialized outpatient clinics) to assess the quality of treatment given to patients with diabetes. The indicators represent process and outcome indicators selected from the literature. STUDY POPULATION: The total diabetes population in Denmark is estimated to be ~300,000 adult diabetes patients...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837454/diabetes-and-hypertension-in-marshallese-adults-results-from-faith-based-health-screenings
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Pearl Anna McElfish, Brett Rowland, Christopher R Long, Jonell Hudson, Michelle Piel, Bill Buron, Sheldon Riklon, Williamina Ioanna Bing, T Scott Warmack
BACKGROUND: The Pacific Islander population in the USA is growing rapidly. However, research on Pacific Islanders in the USA is limited, or sometimes misleading due to aggregation with Asian Americans. This project seeks to add to the dearth of health literature by conducting a health assessment of Marshallese in northwest Arkansas. METHODS: Using a community-based participatory research approach, nine health screening events were conducted at local Marshallese churches...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835718/low-hemoglobin-levels-and-risk-of-developing-depression-in-the-elderly-results-from-the-prospective-pro-v-a-study
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Caterina Trevisan, Nicola Veronese, Francesco Bolzetta, Marina De Rui, Christoph U Correll, Sabina Zambon, Estella Musacchio, Leonardo Sartori, Egle Perissinotto, Gaetano Crepaldi, Marco Solmi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVE: Low hemoglobin negatively affects health in the elderly, but research about the association with risk for depression is limited. We investigated the association between baseline hemoglobin concentrations and incident depression in a cohort of nondepressed elderly individuals. METHODS: As part of the Northern Italian Progetto Veneto Anziani (PRO.V.A.) study, randomly drawn, community-dwelling subjects aged ≥ 65 years underwent prospective clinical and laboratory assessments between October 1995 and December 2002...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826131/preconception-care-education-for-women-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-conventional-and-digital-health-interventions
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REVIEW
Chidiebere Hope Nwolise, Nicola Carey, Jill Shawe
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, 199.5 million women have diabetes mellitus (DM). Preconception care (PCC) education starting from adolescence has been recommended as an effective strategy for safeguarding maternal and child health. However, traditional preconception care advice provided by health care professionals (HCPs) within clinic settings is hindered by inadequate resources, suboptimal coverage, and busy clinics. Electronic health (eHealth), which is instrumental in solving problems around scarce health resources, could be of value in overcoming these limitations and be used to improve preconception care and pregnancy outcomes for women with DM...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820958/delphinol%C3%A2-standardized-maqui-berry-extract-significantly-lowers-blood-glucose-and-improves-blood-lipid-profile-in-prediabetic-individuals-in-three-month-clinical-trial
#19
Jorge Alvarado, Frank Schoenlau, Andrés Leschot, Ana M Salgad, Pilar Vigil Portales
BACKGROUND: Previous research has suggested that supplementation with delphinidin-rich maqui berry extract Delphinol® significantly alters postprandial carbohydrate metabolism and acutely lowers both insulin and glucose at fasting conditions. Additionally, the maqui berry extract affects absorption of glucose, which was attributed by other groups to SGLT1-inhibition. METHODS: Because this activity profile suggests promising potential for improving glucose metabolism in prediabetes, we investigated in a three months trial the effects of Delphinol® in 31 subjects, presenting just diagnose, moderate glucose intolerance, measuring HbA1c, glucose tolerance and lipid profile in monthly intervals...
September 2016: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818105/role-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-for-type-2-in-diabetes-management-and-research
#20
REVIEW
Robert Vigersky, Maneesh Shrivastav
The advent of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a significant stride forward in our ability to better understand the glycemic status of our patients. Current clinical practice employs two forms of CGM: professional (retrospective or "masked") and personal (real-time) to evaluate and/or monitor glycemic control. Most studies using professional and personal CGM have been done in those with type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, this technology is agnostic to the type of diabetes and can also be used in those with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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