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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227535/antidiabetic-and-lipid-lowering-effects-of-the-polyphenol-extracts-from-the-leaves-of-clausena-lansium-lour-skeels-on-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Fansheng Kong, Zhipeng Su, Xiaoming Guo, Feng Zeng, Yongguang Bi
Clausena lansium (Lour.) Skeels (Wampee) is widely grown in China and considered as a healthy fruit. Its leaves are also considered as traditional herbs. This study analyzed polyphenol compounds in polyphenol extracts of the leaves C. lansium (lour.) Skeels (PEL) and investigated the protective effect of PEL against hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in T2DM rats. The result showed that PEL is composed mainly of gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, coffee acid, ferulic acid, and rutin. PEL could obviously relieve some symptoms of T2DM rats, including emaciation, hyperhidrosis, polyphagia, diuresis, liver swelling, kidney, and pancreas hypertrophy, as well as reduce fasting blood glucose...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226809/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-chronic-schizophrenia-patients-treated-with-clozapine-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
Amir Krivoy, Roy Onn, Yael Vilner, Eldar Hochman, Shira Weizman, Amir Paz, Shmuel Hess, Roi Sagy, Shiri Kimhi-Nesher, Ehud Kalter, Tal Friedman, Zvi Friedman, Gil Bormant, Sharon Trommer, Avi Valevski, Abraham Weizman
BACKGROUND: While accumulating evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be involved in the risk to develop schizophrenia and its outcome, there are no studies on vitamin D supplementation in this context. We sought to assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on psychiatric, cognitive and metabolic parameters in chronic clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients. METHODS: This eight-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, recruited schizophrenia patients who had been maintained on clozapine treatment for at least 18weeks and had low levels of vitamin D (<75nmol/l) and total PANSS scores >70 (to ascertain the presence of residual symptoms)...
December 2, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224648/effect-of-high-dose-oral-multivitamins-and-minerals-in-participants-not-treated-with-statins-in-the-randomized-trial-to-assess-chelation-therapy-tact
#3
Omar M Issa, Rhonda Roberts, Daniel B Mark, Robin Boineau, Christine Goertz, Yves Rosenberg, Eldrin F Lewis, Erminia Guarneri, Jeanne Drisko, Allan Magaziner, Kerry L Lee, Gervasio A Lamas
IMPORTANCE: In a prespecified subgroup analysis of participants not on statin therapy at baseline in the TACT, a high-dose complex oral multivitamins and multimineral regimen was found to have a large unexpected benefit compared with placebo. The regimen tested was substantially different from any vitamin regimen tested in prior clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: To explore these results, we performed detailed additional analyses of participants not on statins at enrollment in TACT...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223485/preventive-effect-of-anti-vaca-egg-yolk-immunoglobulin-igy-on-helicobacter-pylori-infected-mice
#4
Kyung Sook Hong, Mi-Ran Ki, H M Arif Ullah, Eun-Joo Lee, Yong Deuk Kim, Myung-Jin Chung, Ahmed K Elfadl, Jin-Kyu Park, Kyu-Shik Jeong
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori, a gram-negative bacterium, is the causative agent of gastric disorders and gastric cancer in the human stomach. Vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA) is among the multi-effect protein toxins released by H. pylori that enables its persistence in the human stomach. METHODS: To evaluate the effect of anti-VacA egg yolk immunoglobulin (anti-VacA IgY) on H. pylori infection, a highly specific anti-VacA IgY was produced from egg yolks of hens immunized with a mixture of two purified recombinant VacAs...
December 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222993/supplementation-of-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-affects-temporal-but-not-spatial-visual-attention
#5
Anna Leonte, Lorenza S Colzato, Laura Steenbergen, Bernhard Hommel, Elkan G Akyürek
In a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled experiment, the acute effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) supplementation on temporal and spatial attention in young healthy adults were investigated. A hybrid two-target rapid serial visual presentation task was used to measure temporal attention and integration. Additionally, a visual search task was used to measure the speed and accuracy of spatial attention. While temporal attention depends primarily on the distribution of limited attentional resources across time, spatial attention represents the engagement and disengagement by relevant and irrelevant stimuli across the visual field...
December 6, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222892/benefit-of-oral-nutritional-supplements-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-during-remission-induction-chemotherapy-a-quasi-experimental-study
#6
Rui Liang, Gai-Yun Chen, San-Xian Fu, Jie Zhong, Yan Ma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) on children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia undergoing remission-induction chemotherapy. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We included 127 paediatric patients who were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and undergoing remission- induction chemotherapy in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. Children from two paediatric wards who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222687/chrysophyllum-cainito-apple-star-a-fruit-with-gastroprotective-activity-in-experimental-ulcer-models
#7
Roseane Leandra da Rosa, Camila Leandra de Almeida, Lincon Bordigon Somensi, Thaise Boeing, Luisa Nathália Bolda Mariano, Clarissa de Medeiros Amorim Krueger, Priscila de Souza, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Luisa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
The gastroprotective potential of the methanolic extracts from peels (MEPe), seeds (MESe) and pulp (MEPu) of Chrysophyllum cainito L. (Sapotaceae) fruits was evaluated in mice using ethanol/HCl- and indomethacin-induced ulcer, as well as the antiulcer effect of the juice and flour from this fruit. The lowest oral gastroprotective dose of MEPe, MESe and MEPu against ethanol/HCl was 3, 3 and 10 mg/kg, respectively. Moreover, all extracts increased mucin secretion at 176, 198 and 193%. Intraperitoneal administration of MEPe (0...
December 8, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222649/effect-of-oral-zinc-supplementation-on-the-thiol-oxido-reductive-index-and-thiol-related-enzymes-in-seminal-plasma-and-spermatozoa-of-iraqi-asthenospermic-patients
#8
Abdul Razzaq S Alsalman, Lamia A Almashhedy, Mahmoud Hussein Hadwan
A thiol group plays an essential role in sperm metabolism and the antioxidative defense state. Zinc is the second most abundant element in the human body, following iron. The present study was conducted to study the effect of zinc supplementation on the characteristics of semen along with thiol and thiol-related enzymes in semen of asthenospermic patients. Semen samples were obtained from 60 fertile and 60 asthenospermic men, from couples who had consulted the infertility clinic of Babil Hospital (Hillah city, Iraq)...
December 8, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222103/a-novel-non-antibiotic-lgt-based-selection-system-for-stable-maintenance-of-expression-vectors-in-escherichia-coli-and-vibrio-cholerae
#9
Manuela Terrinoni, Stefan L Nordqvist, Susanne Källgård, Jan Holmgren, Michael Lebens
Antibiotic selection for maintenance of expression plasmids is discouraged in production of recombinant proteins for pharmaceutical or other human uses due to the risks of antibiotic residue contamination of the final products and release of DNA encoding antibiotic resistance into the environment. We describe the construction of expression plasmids that are instead maintained by complementation of the lgt gene encoding a (pro)lipoprotein glyceryl transferase essential for biosynthesis of bacterial lipoprotein...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221890/22nd-international-conference-on-medical-physics-2016-bangkok-thailand-medical-physics-propelling-global-health
#10
EDITORIAL
Virginia Tsapaki, Geoff Ibbott, Anchali Krisanachinda, Kwan-Hoong Ng, Tae-Suk Suh, Slavik Tabakov, John Damilakis
As medical technology evolves and patient needs increase, the need for well-trained and highly professional medical physicists (MPs) becomes even more urgent. The roles and responsibilities of MPs in various departments within the hospital are diverse and demanding. It is obvious that training, continuing education and professional development of MPs have become essential. One of the ways for an MP to advance his or her knowledge is to participate in conferences and congresses. Last year, the 22nd International Conference of Medical Physics (ICMP 2016) took place in Bangkok, Thailand...
December 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221626/effects-of-oral-nutritional-supplements-on-mortality-missed-dialysis-treatments-and-nutritional-markers-in-hemodialysis-patients
#11
Debbie Benner, Steven M Brunelli, Becky Brosch, Jane Wheeler, Allen R Nissenson
OBJECTIVE: Protein-energy wasting is common in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis and is strongly associated with mortality and adverse outcomes. Intradialytic oral nutritional supplements (ONS) reduce risk of mortality in these patients. Large studies characterizing the impact of ONS on other outcomes are lacking. We assessed the associations between administration of ONS and clinical and nutritional outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of a pilot program providing ONS to patients at a large dialysis organization in the United States...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219060/nattokinase-an-updated-critical-review-on-challenges-and-perspectives
#12
Ethiraj Selvarajan
Natto, a fermented soybean food, has been consumed by oriental people for more than 1000 years. Nattokinase, formerly called subtilisin NAT is a well studied protease of microbial origin that possesses fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) activities. Due to its strong fibrinolytic and thrombolytic activity, Nattokinase is regarded as a precious dietary supplement or nutraceutical for the oral thrombolytic therapy. Nattokinase is witnessed to be a useful enzyme for the com-plete removal of the vitreous and associated proliferative tissues in proliferative vitreo retinal disorders...
December 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218657/comparison-of-laparoscopic-jejunostomy-tube-to-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-with-jejunal-extension-long-term-durability-and-nutritional-outcomes
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Ivy N Haskins, Andrew T Strong, Mary Baginsky, Gautam Sharma, Matthew Karafa, Jeffrey L Ponsky, John H Rodriguez, Matthew D Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Enteral access through the jejunum is indicated when patients cannot tolerate oral intake or gastric feeding. While multiple approaches for feeding jejunal access exist, few studies have compared the efficacy of these techniques. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term durability, re-intervention rates, and nutritional outcomes following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes with jejunal extension tubes (PEG-JET) versus laparoscopic jejunostomy tubes (j-tubes)...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216203/dose-responses-of-vitamin-d3-supplementation-on-arterial-stiffness-in-overweight-african-americans-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Anas Raed, Jigar Bhagatwala, Haidong Zhu, Norman K Pollock, Samip J Parikh, Ying Huang, Robyn Havens, Ishita Kotak, De-Huang Guo, Yanbin Dong
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are scant and equivocal on whether vitamin D can ameliorate arterial stiffness, particularly in populations at high risk for vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study determined the dose-response effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on arterial stiffness in overweight African Americans with vitamin D deficiency. METHODS: Seventy overweight African Americans (aged 13-45 years) with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels ≤ 20 ng/mL were randomized to monthly oral supplementation of 18,000 IU (~600 IU/day, n = 17), 60,000 IU (~2000 IU/day, n = 18), or 120,000 IU (~4000 IU/day, n = 18) of vitamin D3 or placebo (n = 17) for 16-weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214921/heteropterys-tomentosa-a-juss-toxicological-and-adaptogenic-effects-in-experimental-models
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Géssica Alves Fraga, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, Emilly Della Pascqua, Ruberlei Godinho de Oliveira, Guilherme Botelho, Eduarda Pavan, Thiago da Rosa Lima, Eudes Thiago Pereira Avila, Clarissa de Medeiros Amorim Krueger, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins, Fabrício Azevedo Voltarelli
BACKGROUND: The constant pursuit of improved athletic performance characterizes high-performance sport and the use of medicinal plants as dietary supplements is becoming widespread among athletes to enhance long-term endurance performance. AIM: The present study evaluated the toxicity of Heteropterys tomentosa (HEHt) and its acute adaptogenic effects. METHODS: The in vitro safety profile was evaluated on CHO-k1 cells using the alamar Blue assay, at concentrations ranging from 3...
December 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214616/a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-methylsulfonylmethane-versus-placebo-to-prevent-knee-pain-in-military-initial-entry-trainees
#16
David J Tennent, Christina M Hylden, Benjamin K Kocher, James K Aden, Anthony E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur containing substance that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Previous studies using MSM as an oral supplement to improve pain in those patients with knee osteoarthritis have shown superiority compared to placebo. However, these studies are not translatable to active individuals performing high impact activities and have not evaluated MSM as a preventative measure. METHODS: A total of 180 subjects ranging in age from 18 to 40 years were enrolled...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214185/administration-of-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-during-mouse-pregnancy-and-lactation-stimulates-innate-but-not-adaptive-immunity-of-the-offspring
#17
Sławomir Lewicki, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Aleksandra Brewczyńska, Robert Zdanowski
The use of antibiotics during pregnancy and lactation is associated with an increased risk of developmental disorders. One of the natural medicinal plants-Rhodiola kirilowii, widely used as an immunostimulant in adults-might be a good alternative to antibiotic treatment. The aim of present study was to assess whether daily oral administration of 20 mg/kg of Rhodiola kirilowii aqueous (RKW) or 50% hydroalcoholic (RKW-A) extracts affected hematological and immunological parameters of 6-week-old mouse progeny...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214023/assessment-and-clinical-management-of-bone-disease-in-adults-with-eating-disorders-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Anne Drabkin, Micol S Rothman, Elizabeth Wassenaar, Margherita Mascolo, Philip S Mehler
Aim: To review current medical literature regarding the causes and clinical management options for low bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients with eating disorders. Background: Low bone mineral density is a common complication of eating disorders with potentially lifelong debilitating consequences. Definitive, rigorous guidelines for screening, prevention and management are lacking. This article intends to provide a review of the literature to date and current options for prevention and treatment...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211757/distinct-fecal-and-oral-microbiota-composition-in-human-type-1-diabetes-an-observational-study
#19
Pieter F de Groot, Clara Belzer, Ömrüm Aydin, Evgeni Levin, Johannes H Levels, Steven Aalvink, Fransje Boot, Frits Holleman, Daniël H van Raalte, Torsten P Scheithauer, Suat Simsek, Frank G Schaap, Steven W M Olde Damink, Bart O Roep, Joost B Hoekstra, Willem M de Vos, Max Nieuwdorp
OBJECTIVE: Environmental factors driving the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) are still largely unknown. Both animal and human studies have shown an association between altered fecal microbiota composition, impaired production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and T1D onset. However, observational evidence on SCFA and fecal and oral microbiota in adults with longstanding T1D vs healthy controls (HC) is lacking. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We included 53 T1D patients without complications or medication and 50 HC matched for age, sex and BMI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211728/an-open-label-non-randomized-study-of-the-pharmacokinetics-of-the-nutritional-supplement-nicotinamide-riboside-nr-and-its-effects-on-blood-nad-levels-in-healthy-volunteers
#20
Sophia E Airhart, Laura M Shireman, Linda J Risler, Gail D Anderson, G A Nagana Gowda, Daniel Raftery, Rong Tian, Danny D Shen, Kevin D O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: The co-primary objectives of this study were to determine the human pharmacokinetics (PK) of oral NR and the effect of NR on whole blood nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) levels. BACKGROUND: Though mitochondrial dysfunction plays a critical role in the development and progression of heart failure, no mitochondria-targeted therapies have been translated into clinical practice. Recent murine studies have reported associations between imbalances in the NADH/NAD+ ratio with mitochondrial dysfunction in multiple tissues, including myocardium...
2017: PloS One
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