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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042029/ltb4-and-blt1-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Yoshishige Miyabe, Chie Miyabe, Andrew D Luster
Inflammatory arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is characterized by infiltration of inflammatory cells into the joints. Biological agents targeting TNF-α and IL-6 dramatically improve RA. However, some RA patients do not respond to current treatments and these broadly active upstream biological agents increase the risk of severe infection. Therefore, there remains a need for other effective and safe treatments for RA. Many studies have implicated that blockade of leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and its high affinity receptor BLT1 dramatically suppress arthritis in animal models...
October 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040598/effect-of-metformin-on-vascular-function-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-a-12-month-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jemma J A Anderson, Jennifer J Couper, Lynne C Giles, Catherine E Leggett, Roger Gent, Brian Coppin, Alexia S Peña
Context: Children with type 1 diabetes have vascular dysfunction preceding atherosclerosis. Early interventions are needed to reduce cardiovascular disease. Objective: To evaluate the effect of metformin on vascular function in type 1 diabetes children. Design: 12 month double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: Tertiary pediatric diabetes clinic. Participants: 90 type 1 diabetes children(8-18 years), above 50th percentile body mass index (BMI)...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040268/benefit-and-harm-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-derivation-and-validation-of-risk-models-using-data-from-the-sprint-and-accord-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Joseph Rigdon, Lauren Steimle, Brian T Denton, Rodney A Hayward
BACKGROUND: Intensive blood pressure (BP) treatment can avert cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but can cause some serious adverse events. We sought to develop and validate risk models for predicting absolute risk difference (increased risk or decreased risk) for CVD events and serious adverse events from intensive BP therapy. A secondary aim was to test if the statistical method of elastic net regularization would improve the estimation of risk models for predicting absolute risk difference, as compared to a traditional backwards variable selection approach...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039146/estrogen-based-hormone-therapy-in-women-with-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-a-systematic-review
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Nydia Burgos, Dahima Cintron, Paula Latortue-Albino, Valentina Serrano, Rene Rodriguez Gutierrez, Stephanie Faubion, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, Patricia J Erwin, Mohammad Hassan Murad
PURPOSE: Sex hormones play a role in bone density, cardiovascular health, and wellbeing throughout reproductive lifespan. Women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) have lower estrogen levels requiring hormone therapy (HT) to manage symptoms and to protect against adverse long-term health outcomes. Yet, the effectiveness of HT in preventing adverse outcomes has not been systematically assessed. We summarize the evidence regarding effects of HT on bone and cardiovascular health in women with POI...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039040/effect-of-amount-and-duration-of-waste-green-tea-powder-on-the-growth-performance-carcass-characteristics-blood-parameters-and-lipid-metabolites-of-growing-broilers
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Wuyi Liu, Fariba Rouzmehr, Alireza Seidavi
This study has evaluated the possible effect of waste powder of green tea (Camellia sinensis) in feed supplementation on the growth performance, carcass characteristics, blood parameters, and lipid metabolites of growing broilers (chicks) in both the amount and duration aspects of dietary additives during the finisher phases. In the experiment, growth performance, carcass characteristics, blood parameters, and lipid metabolites of broiler chicks have been fully recorded and explored. The diet of 271 day-old Ross 308 male broiler chicks has been supplemented with 0, 0...
October 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038906/pcsk9-mutations-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-from-a-groundbreaking-discovery-to-anti-pcsk9-therapies
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REVIEW
Petra El Khoury, Sandy Elbitar, Youmna Ghaleb, Yara Abou Khalil, Mathilde Varret, Catherine Boileau, Marianne Abifadel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In 2003, Abifadel et al. (Nat. Genet. 34:154-156, 2003) identified PCSK9, encoding proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9, as the third causal gene for autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia. This review focuses on the main steps from this major breakthrough in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) to the latest clinical trials with the anti-PCSK9 antibodies. RECENT FINDINGS: The year 2015 was remarkable in cardiovascular disease through the field of cholesterol...
October 17, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038168/fasting-vs-non-fasting-and-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-accuracy
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Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jihwan Park, Asieh Golozar, Mariana Lazo, Renato Quispe, Eliseo Guallar, Roger S Blumenthal, Steven R Jones, Seth S Martin
Background -Recent recommendations favoring non-fasting lipid assessment may impact low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) estimation. The novel method of LDL-C estimation (LDL-CN) uses a flexible approach to derive patient-specific triglyceride (TG) to very low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol ratios. This adaptability may confer an accuracy advantage in non-fasting patients over the fixed approach of the classical Friedewald method (LDL-CF). Methods -We used a US cross-sectional sample of 1,545,634 patients (959,153 fasting ≥10-12 hours; 586,481 non-fasting) from the second harvest of the Very Large Database of Lipids study to assess for the first time the impact of fasting status on novel LDL-C accuracy...
October 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037516/statin-use-and-knee-osteoarthritis-progression-results-from-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-sekoia-trial
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Florent Eymard, Camille Parsons, Mark H Edwards, Florence Petit-Dop, Jean-Yves Reginster, Olivier Bruyère, Xavier Chevalier, Cyrus Cooper, Pascal Richette
OBJECTIVE: Epidemiological and experimental studies have suggested that lipid disorders might be involved in the pathophysiology of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Studies assessing the effect of statins on knee OA progression have shown conflicting results. We investigated the impact of statin use on radiological progression in patients with radiological and symptomatic knee OA. METHODS: 336 patients from the placebo arm of SEKOIA trial completed the 3-year follow-up and were included in this post-hoc analysis...
October 13, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035923/randomized-trial-of-desktop-humidifier-for-dry-eye-relief-in-computer-users
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Michael T M Wang, Evon Chan, Linda Ea, Clifford Kam, Yvonne Lu, Stuti L Misra, Jennifer P Craig
SIGNIFICANCE: Dry eye is a frequently reported problem among computer users. Low relative humidity environments are recognized to exacerbate signs and symptoms of dry eye, yet are common in offices of computer operators. Desktop USB-powered humidifiers are available commercially, but their efficacy for dry eye relief has not been established. PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate the potential for a desktop USB-powered humidifier to improve tear-film parameters, ocular surface characteristics, and subjective comfort of computer users...
October 13, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035772/effect-of-lignite-on-alleviation-of-salt-toxicity-in-soybean-glycine-max-l-plants
#10
Salar Farhangi-Abriz, Neda Nikpour-Rashidabad
Salt toxicity of agricultural land is a natural phenomenon which is due to agricultural irrigation. This toxicity is harmful to crop productivity via increasing oxidative stress products. In a factorial controlled trial, four levels of lignite-enriched soil (soil lignite content: none, 50, 75 and 100 g kg(-1)) were exposed to three levels of soil salinity (0, 5 and 10 dS m(-1) NaCl). Then reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation (hydrogen peroxide and superoxide radical), lipid peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes activities (peroxidase, catalase and super oxide dismutase), proline, glycine betaine, soluble sugars and soluble protein contents of soybean plants were compared across different lignite concentration and saline toxicity...
October 12, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035763/optimized-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-for-detecting-cytomegalovirus-infections-during-clinical-trials-of-recombinant-vaccines
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Anke Pagnon, Fabienne Piras, Sophie Gimenez-Fourage, Joseline Dubayle, Nadège Arnaud-Barbe, Catherine Hessler, Catherine Caillet
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials of cytomegalovirus (CMV) glycoprotein B (gB) vaccines, CMV infection is detected by first depleting serum of anti-gB antibodies and then measuring anti-CMV antibodies with a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit, with confirmation of positive findings by immunoblot. OBJECTIVES: Identification of CMV immunoantigens for the development of an ELISA that detects specifically CMV infection in clinical samples from individuals immunized with gB vaccines...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035100/serum-lipid-level-and-lifestyles-are-associated-with-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-among-adults-4-4-year-prospectively-longitudinal-follow-up-of-a-clinical-trial
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Hongyu Wang, LiuJin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou
Lifestyle modifications are recommended as the initial treatment for high blood pressure. The influence of dyslipidemia might be via moderate arterial stiffness, which results in hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We used data from a subgroup of the lifestyle, level of serum lipids/carotid femoral-pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) Susceptibility BEST Study, a population-based study of community-dwelling adults aged 45-75 years. The serum lipid level and CF-PWV were measured at baseline, and lifestyle such as smoking status, sleeping habits, and the level of oil or salt intake was determined with the use of a validated questionnaire during follow-up...
October 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034644/the-effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-on-the-serum-levels-and-enzymatic-activity-of-paraoxonase-1-in-the-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mohammad Hassan Golzari, Saeed Hosseini, Fariba Koohdani, Ali-Akbar Saboor Yaraghi, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht, Niyaz Mohammadzadeh-Honarvar, Mahmoud Djalali
Paraoxonase 1 is known as one of the most important ant oxidative enzymes associated with HDL-c, and because of its antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. EPA has the antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antithrombogenic, and antiarteriosclerotic properties. Therefore, we investigated the effect of EPA supplementation on the serum levels and activity of PON1 in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Thirty-six patients with type 2 diabetes were given written; informed consent randomly was classified into 2 groups...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034240/dark-chocolate-opportunity-for-an-alliance-between-medical-science-and-the-food-industry
#14
Ivan M Petyaev, Yuriy K Bashmakov
Dark chocolate (DC) was originally introduced in human nutrition as a medicinal product consumable in a liquid form. Century-long efforts of food industry transformed this hardly appealing product into a valuable modern culinary delight with clear predominance of confectionery brands of DC on the market. However, current epidemiological data as well as multiple experimental and clinical observations reveal that DC consumption may have a profound effect on cardiovascular, central nervous systems, hemostasis, and lipid metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031877/individual-variation-of-the-extent-of-milk-fat-depression-in-dairy-ewes-fed-fish-oil-milk-fatty-acid-profile-and-mrna-abundance-of-candidate-genes-involved-in-mammary-lipogenesis
#15
P Frutos, P G Toral, G Hervás
Dairy ewes are less prone than cows to milk fat depression (MFD) but suffer from this syndrome when marine lipids are added to their diet to modulate milk fatty acid (FA) profile. However, there are large individual differences in MFD extent, and the reasons behind this variability are uncertain. On this basis, a study was conducted in lactating sheep to test the hypotheses that individual susceptibility to the low-fat milk condition may be explained by differences in (1) the milk concentration of some FA, particularly antilipogenic FA, or (2) the transcriptional regulation of mammary lipogenesis...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031771/a-nonrandomized-controlled-clinical-pilot-trial-on-8%C3%A2-wk-of%C3%A2-intermittent-fasting-24%C3%A2-h-wk
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Christian S Kessler, Rainer Stange, Maike Schlenkermann, Michael Jeitler, Andreas Michalsen, Antonia Selle, Franca Raucci, Nico Steckhan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether intermittent fasting (IF) is an effective preventive measure, and whether it is feasible for healthy volunteers under every day conditions. METHODS: A nonrandomized controlled clinical trial on IF was performed with healthy volunteers over a period of 8 wk, and a subsequent 4-mo follow-up. Outcomes were assessed at baseline, after 8 wk, and after 6 mo. Volunteers who were not interested in fasting served as a control group...
August 12, 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031717/lipid-nanoparticle-delivery-of-glucagon-receptor-sirna-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-mouse-models-of-diabetes
#17
Ursula H Neumann, Jessica S S Ho, Sam Chen, Yuen Yi C Tam, Pieter R Cullis, Timothy J Kieffer
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglucagonemia is present in many forms of diabetes and contributes to hyperglycemia, and glucagon suppression can ameliorate diabetes in mice. Leptin, a glucagon suppressor, can also reverse diabetes in rodents. Lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) effectively targets the liver and is in clinical trials for the treatment of various diseases. We compared the effectiveness of glucagon receptor (Gcgr)-siRNA delivered via LNPs to leptin in two mouse models of diabetes...
October 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029595/2-hydroxyoleic-acid-inserted-liposomes-as-a-multifunctional-carrier-of-anticancer-drugs
#18
Eun-Ji Jang, Woo Rim Choi, Soo-Yeon Kim, Soon-Seok Hong, Inmoo Rhee, Sang-Jin Lee, Sung Weon Choi, Han-Gon Choi, Soo-Jeong Lim
Studies have shown that insertion of oleic acid into lipid bilayers can modulate the membrane properties of liposomes so as to improve their function as drug carriers. Considering that 2-hydroxyoleic acid (2OHOA), a potential antitumor agent currently undergoing clinical trials, is a derivative of oleic acid, we explored the possibility of developing 2OHOA-inserted liposomes as a multifunctional carrier of antitumor drugs in the present study. The insertion of 2OHOA into lipid bilayers was confirmed by surface charge determination and differential scanning calorimetry...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029369/no-disparity-of-the-efficacy-and-all-cause-mortality-between-asian-and-non-asian-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-sglt2-inhibitors-treatment-a-meta-analysis
#19
Xiaoling Cai, Xueying Gao, Wenjia Yang, Yifei Chen, Simin Zhang, Lingli Zhou, Xueyao Han, Linong Ji
AIMS: To evaluate whether there is disparity of the efficacy and all cause mortality and other adverse effects between Asian and non-Asian patients with SGLT2 inhibitors treatment. METHODS: Randomized clinical trials publicly available before January 2017, comparing SGLT2 inhibitors treatment with placebo in type 2 diabetes patients were identified. The registration number of this meta-analysis is CRD42016047666. The association between treatment and outcomes was estimated by computing the weighted mean difference (WMD) for HbA1C level, blood pressure level, lipid profile levels and body weight and the odds ratios (ORs) for adverse events...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027131/selective-bet-protein-inhibition-with-apabetalone-and-cardiovascular-events-a-pooled-analysis-of-trials-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Stephen J Nicholls, Kausik K Ray, Jan O Johansson, Alan Gordon, Michael Sweeney, Chris Halliday, Ewelina Kulikowski, Norman Wong, Susan W Kim, Gregory G Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins can modulate lipoprotein and inflammatory factors that mediate atherosclerosis. The impact of the BET inhibitor, apabetalone, on cardiovascular events is unknown. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the impact of apabetalone on cardiovascular event rates in a pooled analysis of clinical studies in patients with established coronary artery disease. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of patients (n = 798) with coronary artery disease who participated in clinical trials (ASSERT, ASSURE, SUSTAIN) that evaluated the impact of 3-6 months of treatment with apabetalone on lipid parameters and coronary atherosclerosis...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
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