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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911936/serum-calcium-magnesium-zinc-and-copper-levels-in-sudanese-women-with-preeclampsia
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Abdelmageed Elmugabil, Hamdan Z Hamdan, Anas E Elsheikh, Duria A Rayis, Ishag Adam, Gasim I Gasim
BACKGROUND: Although the exact pathophysiology of preeclampsia is not fully understood, several elemental micronutrient abnormalities have been suggested to play a contributory role in preeclampsia. AIMS: To investigate the levels of calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper in women with preeclampsia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in Omdurman Maternity Hospital, Sudan, during the period of September through December 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909625/robotic-kidney-transplantation-the-bak%C3%A4-rk%C3%A3-y-experience
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Volkan Tuğcu, Nevzat Can Şener, Selçuk Şahin, Abdullah Hızır Yavuzsan, Fatih Gökhan Akbay, Süheyla Apaydın
OBJECTIVE: Robotic kidney transplantation, first described by Hoznek and colleagues, and has been improved by investigators like Oberholzer and Menon. We realized the first robotic kidney transplant (RKT) in our clinic in December 2015. In this study, we aimed to present the first 15 cases we performed within 3 months. MATERİAL AND METHODS: Starting from January 2016, we performed 15 RKTs in our hospital. Before surgery, the whole robotic procedure was thoroughly explained to the patients and their informed consents were taken...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909619/the-role-of-ultra-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-the-treatment-of-kidney-stones
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Abdulkadir Tepeler, İsmail Başıbüyük, Muhammed Tosun, Abdullah Armağan
OBJECTIVE: In our study we aimed to evaluate outcomes of ultra-mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP) performed for the treatment of kidney stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between October 2014 and September 2015, a single surgeon performed UMP on a total of 49 consecutive patients with symptomatic kidney stones at our center. Pregnants, anticogulant users, patients with bleeding diathesis pyonephrosis, and partial/complete staghorn stones were excluded from the study...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908841/study-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-glutathione-s-transferase-t1-m1-in-egyptian-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Naglaa Barseem, Mona Elsamalehy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of glutathione S- transferase mu 1 (GST M1) and glutathione S- transferase theta 1 (GST T1) polymorphisms with the development of T1DM and disease-related risk factors. METHODS: Sixty-four diabetic children and 41 controls were enrolled and subjected to fasting glucose, serum creatinine, lipid profile, HbA1c and evaluation of GST T1 and M1 genetic polymorphisms using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS: There were significantly higher fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and cholesterol in the diabetics...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906016/high-prevalence-of-being-overweight-and-obese-hiv-infected-persons-before-and-after-24%C3%A2-months-on-early-art-in-the-anrs-12136-temprano-trial
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Calixte Guehi, Anani Badjé, Delphine Gabillard, Eric Ouattara, Serge Olivier Koulé, Raoul Moh, Didier Ekouevi, Hugues Ahibo, Jean Baptiste N'Takpé, Gérard Kouamé Menan, Nina Deschamps, Jerôme Lecarrou, Serge Eholié, Xavier Anglaret, Christine Danel
BACKGROUND: HIV is usually associated with weight loss. World health Organization (WHO) recommends early antiretroviral (ART) initiation, but data on the progression of body mass index (BMI) in participants initiating early ART in Africa are scarce. METHODS: The Temprano randomized trial was conducted in Abidjan to assess the effectiveness of early ART and Isoniazid (INH) prophylaxis for tuberculosis in HIV-infected persons with high CD4 counts below 800 cells/mm(3) without any indication for starting ART...
February 25, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904555/effects-of-aerobic-exercise-on-hematologic-indices-of-women-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yaser Jafari Shapoorabadi, Babak Vahdatpour, Mansour Salesi, Hadiseh Ramezanian
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of moderate aerobic exercise on the hemoglobin, hematocrit, and red blood cell (RBC) mass of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted at the Specialized Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Al-Zahra Hospital of Isfahan, during a 4-month period in 2014. We included patients with RA who did not have any malignancy and hematologic disorder. Two groups - one group receiving aerobic therapy along with medical therapy (N = 16) and the other group receiving medical therapy alone (N = 17) both for a period of 8 weeks...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904549/effects-of-nigella-sativa-supplementation-on-blood-parameters-and-anthropometric-indices-in-adults-a-systematic-review-on-clinical-trials
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Alireza Mohtashami, Mohammad Hasan Entezari
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa (N. sativa) has been used in traditional medicine and several studies have been performed in the last decades to reveal the effects of it on different medical disorders such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity. We evaluated the effects of N. sativa supplementation on lipid profiles, glycemic control, blood pressure (BP), and some anthropometric indices in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search on published studies was done by using databases including PubMed, Google Scholar, Thomas Reuters Web of Science, and Cochrane...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904018/impact-of-plasma-kynurenine-level-on-functional-capacity-and-outcome-in-heart-failure%C3%A3-results-from-studies-investigating-co-morbidities-aggravating-heart-failure-sica-hf
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Masaaki Konishi, Nicole Ebner, Jochen Springer, Joerg C Schefold, Wolfram Doehner, Thomas Bernd Dschietzig, Stefan D Anker, Stephan von Haehling
BACKGROUND: Kynurenine is a circulating metabolite from the essential amino acid tryptophan. Accelerated degradation of kynurenine in skeletal muscle has been reported to provide an anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between blood kynurenine and muscle mass/function in patients with heart failure (HF), in whom diseased muscle mass/function plays a pathophysiological role.Methods and Results:Plasma kynurenine was assessed in 249 patients with HF (67±11 years, 21% women) and in 45 controls from the SICA-HF study...
November 30, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903520/visceral-adiposity-and-metabolic-syndrome-after-very-high-fat-and-low-fat-isocaloric-diets-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vivian L Veum, Johnny Laupsa-Borge, Øyvin Eng, Espen Rostrup, Terje H Larsen, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Ottar K Nygård, Jørn V Sagen, Oddrun A Gudbrandsen, Simon N Dankel, Gunnar Mellgren
BACKGROUND: Different aspects of dietary pattern, including macronutrient and food profiles, may affect visceral fat mass and metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that consuming energy primarily from carbohydrate or fat in diets with similar food profiles would differentially affect the ability to reverse visceral adiposity and metabolic syndrome. DESIGN: Forty-six men (aged 30-50 y) with body mass index (in kg/m(2)) >29 and waist circumference >98 cm were randomly assigned to a very high-fat, low-carbohydrate (VHFLC; 73% of energy fat and 10% of energy carbohydrate) or low-fat, high-carbohydrate (LFHC; 30% of energy fat and 53% of energy carbohydrate) diet for 12 wk...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903361/-evaluation-of-health-effect-among-occupational-population-exposed-to-nano-titanium-dioxide-a-cross-sectional-study
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H D Xu, J W Zhou, S C Tang, F L Kong, X W Li, Z L Shen, L Yan, Z J Chen, L Zhao, G Jia, J Zhang
Objective: To characterize the health effects of nano-titanium dioxide exposure in an occupational cohort. Methods: Eighty-five male employees of a nano-titanium dioxide manufacturing enterprise in Shandong Province were evaluated in September 2014. Forty-four were exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (exposure group), and 41 were not exposed to nano-titanium dioxide (control group). We collected employees' basic information, smoking and drinking history, previous medical history, family history, and occupational history...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900041/immunohistochemical-expression-and-serum-level-of-survivin-protein-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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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/27899146/impact-of-visceral-fat-on-gene-expression-profile-in-peripheral-blood-cells-in-obese-japanese-subjects
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Yoshinari Obata, Norikazu Maeda, Yuya Yamada, Koji Yamamoto, Seiji Nakamura, Masaya Yamaoka, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Shigeki Masuda, Hirofumi Nagao, Shiro Fukuda, Yuya Fujishima, Shunbun Kita, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Tohru Funahashi, Ken-Ichi Matsubara, Yuji Matsuzawa, Iichiro Shimomura
BACKGROUND: Visceral fat plays a central role in the development of metabolic syndrome and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. The association of visceral fat accumulation with cardio-metabolic diseases has been reported, but the impact of visceral fat on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area (SFA) on the gene expression profile in peripheral blood cells of obese subjects...
November 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896445/serum-1-5-anhydroglucitol-level-as-a-screening-tool-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-community-based-population-at-high-risk-of-diabetes
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Yao Wang, Yuexing Yuan, Yanli Zhang, Chenghao Lei, Yi Zhou, Jiajia He, Zilin Sun
AIMS: Early diagnosis of diabetes yields significant clinical benefits; however, currently available diagnostic tools for community-based population are limited. This study aimed to assess the value of serum 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) for the diagnosis and screening of diabetes mellitus in a community-based population at high risk of diabetes. METHODS: In this diagnostic test, 1170 participants underwent a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test. Venous blood samples were collected for fasting blood glucose (FBG), 2-h postprandial blood glucose (PBG), and glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements...
November 28, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895280/effectiveness-of-albendazole-for-hookworm-varies-widely-by-community-and-correlates-with-nutritional-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-of-school-age-children-in-ghana
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Debbie Humphries, Sara Nguyen, Sunny Kumar, Josephine E Quagraine, Joseph Otchere, Lisa M Harrison, Michael Wilson, Michael Cappello
Mass drug administration (MDA) targeting school-age children is recommended by the World Health Organization for the global control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Although considered safe and cost-effective to deliver, benzimidazole anthelminthics are variably effective against the three most common STNs, and widespread use has raised concern about the potential for emerging resistance. To identify factors mediating response to albendazole, we conducted a cross-sectional study of hookworm infection in the Kintampo North Municipality of Ghana in 2011...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894255/silent-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-everyday-practice-a-clinical-and-echocardiographic-study
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Brane Loncarevic, Danijela Trifunovic, Ivan Soldatovic, Bosiljka Vujisic-Tesic
BACKGROUND: Whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in the absence of hypertension (HTA) and coronary artery disease (CAD) affects left ventricular (LV) phenotype and function among asymptomatic DM patients that can be easily discovered in everyday practice, what is the clinical risk profile for diabetic cardiomyopathy and how HTA and CAD modulate LV structure and function above diabetic cardiomyopathy, are still incompletely answered questions. METHODS: In 210 DM patients (group I: 70 asymptomatic DM patients without HTA and CAD; group II: 70 DM patients with HTA and no CAD; group III: 70 DM patients with CAD and no HTA) and 80 healthy individuals, comprehensive echocardiography including speckle tracking strain and strain rate analysis, was done...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892538/helicobacter-pylori-is-associated-with-dyslipidemia-but-not-with-other-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Tae Jun Kim, Hyuk Lee, Mira Kang, Jee Eun Kim, Yoon-Ho Choi, Yang Won Min, Byung-Hoon Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Hee Jung Son, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Sun-Young Baek, Soo Hyun Ahn, Jae J Kim
Epidemiologic and clinical data suggest that Helicobacter pylori infection is a contributing factor in the progression of atherosclerosis. However, the specific cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with H. pylori remain unclear. We performed a cross-sectional study of 37,263 consecutive healthy subjects who underwent a routine health check-up. In multivariable log Poisson regression models adjusted for potential confounders, the associations of H. pylori seropositivity with higher LDL-C (relative risk [RR], 1...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889941/an-adductomic-approach-to-identify-electrophiles-in-vivo
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Henrik Carlsson, Margareta Törnqvist
Humans are exposed to many reactive electrophiles, both formed endogenously and from exogenous exposures. Such compounds could react with cellular biomolecules and form stable reaction products, adducts, at nucleophilic sites in proteins and DNA, constituting a risk for toxic effects. Adductomic approaches aim to study the totality of adducts, to specific biomolecules, by mass spectrometric screening. This MiniReview focuses on the development and application of an adductomic approach for the screening of unknown adducts to N-terminal valine (Val) in hemoglobin (Hb) by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
November 27, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882721/survival-of-patients-with-metastatic-leiomyosarcoma-the-md-anderson-clinical-center-for-targeted-therapy-experience
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Zhijie Wang, Naiyi Shi, Aung Naing, Filip Janku, Vivek Subbiah, Dejka M Araujo, Shreyaskumar R Patel, Joseph A Ludwig, Lois M Ramondetta, Charles F Levenback, Pedro T Ramirez, Sarina A Piha-Paul, David Hong, Daniel D Karp, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Siqing Fu
Advanced stage leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is incurable with current systemic antitumor therapies. Therefore, there is clinical interest in exploring novel therapeutic regimens to treat LMS. We reviewed the medical records of 75 consecutive patients with histologically confirmed metastatic LMS, who had been referred to the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center. To lay the foundation for potential phase I trials for the treatment of advanced LMS, we analyzed tumor response and survival outcome data...
November 23, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881232/serum-copper-zinc-and-iron-levels-and-markers-of-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women-with-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Margarita G Skalnaya, Anatoly V Skalny, Alexey A Tinkov
The objective of the present study was to evaluate serum level of copper, zinc, iron and metabolic parameters in postmenopausal women with diabetes. A total of 413 postmenopausal women were enrolled in the current study. Women were divided into 4 groups with equal age and body mass index according to glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels (≤5.5; 5.5-6.0; 6.0-6.5; >6.5%). Serum Fe, Cu, and Zn levels were assessed using inductively-coupled plasma mass-spectrometry. Blood HbA1c, serum glucose, insulin, C-reactive protein (CRP), ferritin, and ceruloplasmin (Cp) were assessed using commercial kits...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880971/the-risk-factors-of-postoperative-delirium-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Lih Wang, Sangyun Seok, Sungsoo Kim, Kyungtaek Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Kyungho Lee
We investigated the results of delirium which developed after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the risk factors for delirium in the patients who are older than 65 years. From March 2008 to March 2012, we performed a retrospective study on 296 knees of 265 patients who were treated with TKA. They were divided into two groups: 216 patients without delirium and 49 patients diagnosed with delirium by psychiatry. We analyzed the risk factors into three categories: First, the preoperative factors including gender, age, body mass index (BMI), clinical and functional knee joint score (Knee Society Knee Score and Knee Society Function Score) and the number of underlying diseases and associations with each disease; Second, the operative factors including the anesthesia method, amount of blood loss, operating time, laboratory factors, and transfusion count; Third, the postoperative factors such as start time of walking and duration of hospital stay were analyzed...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
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