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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792927/bacillus-subtilis-as-probiotic-candidate-for-red-sea-bream-growth-performance-oxidative-status-and-immune-response-traits
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Amr I Zaineldin, Sayed Hegazi, Shunsuke Koshio, Manabu Ishikawa, Abdulnasser Bakr, Abeer M S El-Keredy, Mahmoud A O Dawood, Serge Dossou, Weilong Wang, Zhang Yukun
The effects of dietary administration of Bacillus subtilis on the growth, digestive enzyme activity, blood chemistry, oxidative status and immune response of red sea bream (Pagrus major) were evaluated in the current study. Fish fed five different levels of B. subtilis at 0 (BS0), 1 × 104 (BS1), 1 × 106 (BS2), 1 × 108 (BS3) and 1 × 1010 (BS4) CFU kg-1 diet for 60 days. The obtained results showed that B. subtilis supplementation significantly improved growth performance (FBW, WG and SGR), feed utilization (FI, FCE, PER and PG) and whole-body protein content when compared to the control group (P < 0...
May 21, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792312/identification-of-patients-with-hemoglobin-ss-s%C3%AE-0-thalassemia-disease-and-pain-crises-within-electronic-health-records
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Ashima Singh, Javier Mora, Julie A Panepinto
Electronic health records (EHRs) are a source of big data that provide opportunities for conducting population-based studies and creating learning health systems, especially for rare conditions such as sickle cell disease (SCD). The objective of our study is to validate algorithms for accurate identification of patients with hemoglobin (Hb) SS/Sβ0 thalassemia and acute care encounters for pain among SCD patients within EHR warehouse. We used data for children receiving care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from 2013 to 2016 to test the accuracy of the 2 algorithms...
June 12, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791677/multifactorial-intervention-for-diabetes-control-among-older-users-of-insulin
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Rafael Vaz Machry, Henrique Umpierre Pedroso, Luthiele Silva Vasconcellos, Rafaela Ramos Nunes, Cibelle de Abreu Evaldt, Eduardo Bardou Yunes Filho, Ticiana da Costa Rodrigues
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the closer follow-up with the supply of insulin pens and the measurement of capillary blood glucose improve the management of older patients with type 2 diabetes without adequate glycemic control despite extensive therapy. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized, quasi-experimental study. We have included 45 patients over 60 years old, from both sexes, with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) > 8.5% using oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin...
2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790589/genotype-phenotype-correlation-of-hereditary-erythrocytosis-mutations-a-single-center-experience
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Jennifer L Oliveira, Lea M Coon, Lori A Frederick, Molly Hein, Kenneth C Swanson, Michelle E Savedra, Tavanna R Porter, Mrinal M Patnaik, Ayalew Tefferi, Animesh Pardanani, Stefan K Grebe, David S Viswanatha, James D Hoyer
Hereditary erythrocytosis is associated with high oxygen affinity hemoglobin variants (HOAs), 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate deficiency and abnormalities in EPOR and the oxygen-sensing pathway proteins PHD, HIF2α, and VHL. Our laboratory has 40 years of experience with hemoglobin disorder testing and we have characterized HOAs using varied protein and molecular techniques including functional assessment by p50 analysis. In addition, we have more recently commenced adding the assessment of clinically relevant regions of the VHL, BPGM, EPOR, EGLN1 (PHD2), and EPAS1 (HIF2A) genes in a more comprehensive hereditary erythrocytosis panel of tests...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790137/-diabetic-foot-neuropathy-and-related-factors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Tzu-Yu Chen, Chia-Huei Lin, Yue-Cune Chang, Chih-Hsin Wang, Yi-Jen Hung, Wen-Chii Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) face a higher risk of diabetic foot neuropathy, which increases the risk of death. The early detection of factors that influence diabetic neuropathy reduces the risk of foot lesions, including foot ulcerations, lower extremity amputation, and mortality. PURPOSE: To explore the demographic, disease-characteristic, health-literacy, and foot-self-care-behavior factors that affect diabetic foot neuropathy in patients with T2DM...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789493/critical-appraisal-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-and-circulating-soluble-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-as-a-predictive-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Adel M A Assiri, Hala F M Kamel, Abeer A ALrefai
The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptors promote vascular complications of diabetes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The soluble form of the receptor for the advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) has been studied as a vascular biomarker in various diseases with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of the serum levels of the AGEs and their receptor sRAGE with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the cardiovascular risk factors among HD patients. There were 130 HD patients and 80 age and gender matched control subjects were involved; 31...
May 22, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789022/healthcare-disparities-amongst-vulnerable-populations-of-arabs-and-jews-in-israel
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Efrat Shadmi
The complex nature of studying health and healthcare disparities in general, and in the context of the Israeli healthcare system in particular, is depicted in two recent IJHPR articles. The first examines Emergency Department (ED) waiting times in a tertiary children's hospital and the second examines disparities in the health care for people with schizophrenia of an ethnic-national minority. Contrary to other Israeli studies on wide disparities in health and healthcare, these studies show no disparities -  ED waiting times did not differ among Arab and Jewish children and report no differences in performance of Hemoglobin A1C tests or in surgical interventions in patients with cardiovascular disease between Arabs and Jews with schizophrenia...
May 22, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788935/maternal-anemia-is-a-potential-risk-factor-for-anemia-in-children-aged-6-59-months-in-southern-africa-a-multilevel-analysis
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Peter A M Ntenda, Owen Nkoka, Paul Bass, Thomas Senghore
BACKGROUND: The effect of maternal anemia on childhood hemoglobin status has received little attention. Thus, we examined the potential association between maternal anemia and childhood anemia (aged 6-59 months) from selected Southern Africa countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using nationally representative samples of children aged 6-59 months from the 2010 Malawi, 2011 Mozambique, 2013 Namibia, and 2010-11 Zimbabwe demographic and health surveys (DHS) was conducted...
May 22, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786038/a-predictive-model-for-estimation-risk-of-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
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Dong-Ni Chen, Li Fan, Yu-Xi Wu, Qian Zhou, Wei Chen, Xue-Qing Yu
Background: Lupus nephritis (LN) is classified by renal biopsy into proliferative and nonproliferative forms, with distinct prognoses, but renal biopsy is not available for every LN patient. The present study aimed to establish an alternate tool by building a predictive model to evaluate the probability of proliferative LN. Methods: In this retrospective cohort with biopsy-proven LN, 382 patients in development cohort, 193 in internal validation cohort, and 164 newly diagnosed patients in external validation cohort were selected...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785512/efficacy-of-sports-club-activities-on-exercise-tolerance-among-japanese-middle-and-high-school-children-and-adolescents-after-fontan-procedure
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Yoshihiko Kodama, Kyoko Koga, Ayako Kuraoka, Yuichi Ishikawa, Makoto Nakamura, Koichi Sagawa, Shiro Ishikawa
The exercise tolerance of Fontan patients is poorer than that of healthy people. Some previous studies reported that exercise tolerance can be improved in this population by cardiac rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with peak oxygen uptake (VO2) and to subsequently clarify the correlation between participation in sports club activities and variables related to exercise tolerance. Cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed by 115 Fontan patients aged between 6 and 20 years...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782509/maternal-cardiovascular-and-endothelial-function-from-first-trimester-to-postpartum
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Vassiliki Kolovetsiou-Kreiner, Manfred Georg Moertl, Ilona Papousek, Karin Schmid-Zalaudek, Uwe Lang, Dietmar Schlembach, Mila Cervar-Zivkovic, Helmut Karl Lackner
OBJECTIVE: To explore noninvasively the complex interactions of the maternal hemodynamic system throughout pregnancy and the resulting after-effect six weeks postpartum. METHODS: Eighteen women were tested beginning at the 12th week of gestation at six time-points throughout pregnancy and six weeks postpartum. Heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, pulse transit time (PTT), respiration, and baroreceptor sensitivity were analyzed in resting conditions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782267/-the-role-of-hepcidin-in-formation-of-anemia-of-chronic-disease-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-elderly-and-old-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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N I Solomakhina, E S Nakhodnova, V I Ershov, Y N Belenkov
BACKGROUND: Literature data on hepcidin (H) level - the main regulator of systemic iron homeostasis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) - are contradictory. Relationships of H with markers of inflammation elevated level of which is characteristic of CHF are insufficiently studied. The latter problem remains practically unexplored in elderly and very old patients with CHF. AIM: to study the role of H in formation of anemia of chronic disease (ACD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in elderly and very old patients with CHF...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782248/-hepcidin-and-its-relationship-with-inflammation-in-old-and-older-patients-with-anemia-of-chronic-disease-associated-with-chf
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N I Solomakhina, E S Nakhodnova, E P Gitel, Y N Belenkov
BACKGROUND: Reported levels of hepcidin, the major regulator of systemic iron homeostasis in CHF patients, are controversial. Relationship of hepcidin with inflammation markers, which are typically increased in CHF, is understudied; this issue is practically unstudied in old and older CHF patients. AIM: To study the role of hepcidin in development of anemia of chronic disease (ACD) and the association of hepcidin with inflammation in old and older CHF patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety old and older patients with IHD were evaluated...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778669/thyroid-status-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-a-biochemical-study-on-insulin-resistance-in-non-obese-overweight-and-obese-type-2-diabetics
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Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Gopal Niranjan
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance with altered thyroid status in women is observed in type 2 diabetics and varies with advancing age and estrogen profile. We compared thyroid status between premenopausal and postmenopausal women in obese, non obese and overweight type 2 diabetes. METHODOLOGY: We included 301type 2 diabetics who were segregated into premenopausal (n = 100) 33.2% and postmenopausal (n = 201) 66.8% among three sub groups (Non obese, overweight and Obese)...
May 10, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777547/tacrolimus-induced-asymptomatic-thrombotic-microangiopathy-diagnosed-by-laboratory-tests-in-pig-to-rhesus-corneal-xenotransplantation-a-case-report
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Jong-Min Kim, Jaeyoung Kim, Se-Hyun Choi, Jun-Seop Shin, Byoung-Hoon Min, Won Young Jeong, Ga-Eul Lee, Min-Sun Kim, Seeun Kwon, Mee Kum Kim, Chung-Gyu Park
Tacrolimus-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is a rare complication. TA-TMA is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and organ damage due to thrombus. We report asymptomatic TA-TMA diagnosed by laboratory tests in pig-to-rhesus corneal xenotransplantation. Corneal transplantation had been conducted from a wild-type SNU miniature pig to a rhesus macaque. The veterinary records were retrospectively reviewed in this case. The immunosuppressive regimen consisted of rituximab, basiliximab, and IVIg as inductive therapies, and steroids with tacrolimus (0...
May 18, 2018: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776419/introduction-of-national-guidelines-for-restrictive-blood-transfusion-threshold-for-hip-fracture-patients-a-consecutive-cohort-study-based-on-complete-follow-up-in-national-databases
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Bjarke Viberg, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Jesper Schønnemann, Lasse Pedersen, Lis Røhl Andersen, Kjell Titlestad, Carsten Fladmose Madsen, Jens Lauritsen, Søren Overgaard
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that a restrictive red blood cell (RBC) transfusion strategy lowers transfusion frequency without affecting mortality. However, the external validity of these trials has not been tested in a large cohort. The purpose was to estimate the effect of introducing a National Clinical Guideline (NCG) for a restrictive hemoglobin transfusion threshold on transfusion frequency and mortality in hip fracture patients > 65 years old...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775127/glycemic-control-and-its-associated-factors-among-diabetes-mellitus-patients-at-ayder-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-mekelle-ethiopia
#17
Seifu Mideksa, Sintayehu Ambachew, Belete Biadgo, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes
Diabetes is one of the largest health emergencies of the twenty-first century and it is increasing with alarming rate throughout the world. Glycemic Control in diabetes patients is an important issue in minimizing diabetes related complications and deaths. Institution based comparative cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April, 2017. Glycated Hemoglobin A1c and biochemical profiles were determined using Huma Meter A1c and ABX PENTRA 400 clinical chemistry analyzer. Independent t-test to compare groups, bivariate and multi variable logistic regression analysis were used...
May 18, 2018: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774934/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-analysis-between-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach-and-gastric-cancer
#18
Fengke Li, Yimin Wang, Chunfeng Li, Yan Ma, Yongle Zhang, Zhiguo Li, Yingwei Xue
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinicopathological features and prognosis between patients with carcinoma in the remnant stomach (CRS) and with gastric cancer, and to investigate the prognostic factors in CRS patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on clinicopathological data of 96 CRS patients (CRS group) and selected 440 patients with gastric cancer (GC group) treated at Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital from January 1977 to December 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773300/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-is-associated-with-more-anemia-and-perioperative-blood-transfusions-than-primary-debulking-surgery-in-women-with-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer
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Andrea O'Shea, Kevin McCool, Ross Harrison, Emmanuel Sampene, Joseph Connor, Lisa Barroilhet
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case-controlled study was to determine the prevalence of anemia and incidence of perioperative blood transfusions in patients undergoing treatment for advanced ovarian cancer with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) or primary debulking surgery (PDS). METHODS: We performed a single institution review of patients diagnosed with stage IIIB-IVB epithelial ovarian cancer between 2010 and 2013 undergoing either NACT or PDS. Anemia was defined as a hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration of ≤11...
May 15, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770360/biomarkers-associated-with-death-after-initiating-treatment-for-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-patients-with-very-low-cd-4-cells
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Fred R Sattler, Daniel Chelliah, Xingye Wu, Alejandro Sanchez, Michelle A Kendall, Evelyn Hogg, David Lagat, Umesh Lalloo, Valdilea Veloso, Diane V Havlir, Alan Landay
Background: The risk of short-term death for treatment naive patients dually infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV may be reduced by early anti-retroviral therapy. Of those dying, mechanisms responsible for fatal outcomes are unclear. We hypothesized that greater malnutrition and/or inflammation when initiating treatment are associated with an increased risk for death. Methods: We utilized a retrospective case-cohort design among participants of the ACTG A5221 study who had baseline CD4 < 50 cells/mm3 ...
2018: Pathogens & Immunity
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