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TB vitamin D

Yan Cao, Xinjing Wang, Zhihong Cao, Xiaoxing Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The association between FokI polymorphism of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and tuberculosis (TB) susceptibility has been investigated previously; however, the results were inconsistent and conflicting. In the present study, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the relationship between VDR FokI gene polymorphism and the risk of TB. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Databases including PubMed and Embase were searched for genetic association studies of FokI polymorphism of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and TB...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
D Risco, F J Salguero, R Cerrato, J Gutierrez-Merino, S Lanham-New, O Barquero-Pérez, J Hermoso de Mendoza, P Fernández-Llario
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease affecting humans and other mammal species. Severity of TB caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans seems to be influenced by nutritional factors like vitamin D3 intake. However, this relationship has been scarcely studied in cattle and other mammals infected with Mycobacterium bovis. The aim of this work was to assess if wildlife reservoirs of M. bovis show different levels of TB severity depending on the level of vitamin D found in serum after supplementation with vitamin D3...
October 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
Jeremy S Nayagam, Claire Mullender, Catherine Cosgrove, Andrew Poullis
AIM: To review all cases of abdominal tuberculosis (ATB) for demographic details, diagnostic work up and evidence of vitamin D deficiency. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of all patients diagnosed with ATB from June 2003 to August 2013 at St George's Hospital, London. Demographic data was available from the local tuberculosis database. Further clinical information was collected from electronic patient records, including radiology, endoscopy, microbiology, histology, biochemistry and serology...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Hanna Nylén, Abiy Habtewold, Eyasu Makonnen, Getnet Yimer, Leif Bertilsson, Jürgen Burhenne, Ulf Diczfalusy, Eleni Aklillu
Initiation of efavirenz-based combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is associated with Vitamin D deficiency, but the risk factors including efavirenz pharmacokinetics for cART-induced severe vitamin D deficiency (SVDD) and the impact of anti-tuberculosis (TB) cotreatment are not explored. We investigated the prevalence of SVDD in HIV and TB-HIV coinfected patients and associated risk factors for treatment-induced SVDD.Treatment-naïve Ethiopian HIV patients with (n = 102) or without (n = 89) TB co-infection were enrolled prospectively and received efavirenz-based cART...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Neha Agrawal, Chandrika Bhattacharyya, Ankur Mukherjee, Ubaid Ullah, Bhaswati Pandit, Kanury V S Rao, Partha P Majumder
Incomplete understanding of mechanisms involved in the host-pathogen interactions constrains our efforts to eliminate tuberculosis. In many individuals, resulting from immune response to mycobacterial infection organised structures called granulomas are formed. To identify host responses that may control at least the early stages of infection, we employed an in vitro granuloma model. Here, human PBMCs were infected with live Mycobacterium tuberculosis in culture, and the appearance of granuloma-like structures was monitored over the next several days...
September 2016: Tuberculosis
Neha Kajale, Anuradha Khadilkar, Shashi Chiplonkar, Zulf Mughal, Vaman Khadilkar, Nina Mansukhani
BACKGROUND: Bone turnover is high during lactation. However, studies on bone status of Indian urban mothers are scarce. Hence, the objective was to conduct a cross-sectional study on the lactation-related changes in bone health status of Indian mothers postpartum using Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) at 3 time points: within a week of delivery, at 1- and 3-years postpartum. We also explored the association of dietary calcium intake, physical activity, serum vitamin D status, and dietary traditional food supplements (Dietary Food supplements) with bone health...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Monika Frysz, Kevin Deere, Debbie A Lawlor, Li Benfield, Jon H Tobias, Celia L Gregson
Osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease(CVD) are both common causes of morbidity and mortality. Previous studies, mainly of people over 60 years, suggest a relationship between these conditions. Our aim was to determine the association between bone characteristics and CVD markers in younger and middle-aged individuals. Women (n = 3,366) and their adolescent offspring (n= 4,368) from the UK population-based cohort study, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children(ALSPAC), were investigated. We measured total body(TB) and hip BMD, TB bone area(BA) and bone mineral content(BMC) by DXA, and carotid intima-media thickness(cIMT) by high-resolution ultrasound...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Kashaf Junaid, Abdul Rehman, David A Jolliffe, Tahir Saeed, Kristie Wood, Adrian R Martineau
BACKGROUND: Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes encoding the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the vitamin D binding protein (DBP) have been reported to modify the influence of vitamin D deficiency on susceptibility to active tuberculosis (TB) in the UK, but this phenomenon has not been investigated in settings with a high TB burden. SNPs in CYP2R1, which encodes a vitamin D 25-hydroxylase enzyme, are known to influence vitamin D status, but their potential role in determining susceptibility to TB has not previously been investigated in any setting...
2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Olumuyiwa Owolabi, Schadrac Agbla, Patrick Owiafe, Simon Donkor, Toyin Togun, Abdou K Sillah, Martin O C Ota, Jayne S Sutherland
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is essential in the host defence against tuberculosis (TB) as an immune modulator. The aim of this study was to determine the level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH) D) from adult TB index cases before and after treatment and their exposed household contacts (HHC) in The Gambia. METHODS: Serum from adult index TB cases and their TB-exposed household contacts (HHC) was analysed for 25(OH) D and Vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) concentrations. Tuberculin skin test (TST) status was used as a measure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infectivity in the HHC...
May 2016: Tuberculosis
Constanza Mosso, María Isabel Hodgson, Tamara Ortiz, Maria Loreto Reyes
BACKGROUND: In this study, our aim was to analyze bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and compare them with a healthy reference population; in addition, we aimed to observe the association between BMD and the following variables: age at onset, disease duration, metabolic control, pubertal stage, level of physical activity, clinical parameters and nutrient intake. METHODS: A total of 30 patients with T1DM were included in the study...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
P Sarin, J Duffy, Z Mughal, E Hedayat, S Manaseki-Holland
OBJECTIVES: 1) To update the 2006 systematic review and meta-analysis by Nnoaham & Clarke exploring the association between serum vitamin D and risk of active tuberculosis (TB) following discrepant evidence; and 2) to identify whether TB and vitamin D are associated in rural Afghanistan. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published between January 1980 and June 2014 using Nnoaham & Clarke's methodology. For this case-control study, 90 age- and sex-matched pairs were recruited from rural provinces, and blood 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Armin Zittermann, Stefan Pilz, Harald Hoffmann, Winfried März
Vitamin D has immuno-modulatory properties, and deficient levels of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (<30 nmol/l) may contribute to increased risk of infectious illnesses. This narrative review summarises data on vitamin D status in Europe and updates results of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) regarding vitamin D and airway infections such as tuberculosis (TB) and acute upper respiratory tract infection. In Europe, the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is up to 37% in the general population and up to 80% in nursing home residents and non-European immigrants...
2016: European Journal of Medical Research
Mohammad Esmaeil Hejazi, Faezeh Modarresi-Ghazani, Taher Entezari-Maleki
Despite the classic role of Vitamin D in skeletal health, new aspects of Vitamin D have been discovered in tissues and organs other than bones. Epidemiological and observational studies demonstrate a link between Vitamin D deficiency and risk of developing respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and tuberculosis (TB). To review the literature, we searched the terms "Vitamin D" (using the set operator) and "asthma," "COPD" and "TB" in electronic databases, including PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, and Google Scholar until July 2015...
January 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Laura W Musselwhite, Bruno B Andrade, Susan S Ellenberg, Ann Tierney, Pablo F Belaunzaran-Zamudio, Adam Rupert, Michael M Lederman, Ian Sanne, Juan G Sierra Madero, Irini Sereti
To determine the immunological profile most important for IRIS prediction, we evaluated 20 baseline plasma biomarkers in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART). Patients were enrolled in a randomized, placebo-controlled ART initiation trial in South Africa and Mexico to test whether maraviroc could prevent IRIS. Participants were classified prospectively as having IRIS within 6 months of ART initiation. Twenty plasma biomarkers were measured at study enrollment for 267 participants...
February 2016: EBioMedicine
Jonathan Ludmir, Loeto Mazhani, Mark S Cary, Unoda A Chakalisa, John M Pettifor, Mooketsi Molefi, Abiona Redwood, Virginia A Stallings, Robert Gross, Andrew P Steenhoff
Additional strategies are needed to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB). Although vitamin D may have antimycobacterial effects, it is unknown whether low vitamin D status confers a risk for active TB in African children. This case-control study assessed serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration in children with and without active TB in Gaborone, Botswana. A total of 80 children under 2 years old with and without active TB, seen at hospitals and clinics in the greater Gaborone area between September 2010 and November 2012, were enrolled...
May 4, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Amita Gupta, Grace Montepiedra, Akshay Gupte, Bret Zeldow, Jennifer Jubulis, Barbara Detrick, Avy Violari, Shabir Madhi, Raziya Bobat, Mark Cotton, Charles Mitchell, Stephen Spector
BACKGROUND: This study examined the associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and specific host genetic variants that affect vitamin D levels or its effects on immune function, with the risk of TB or mortality in children. METHODS: A case-cohort sample of 466 South African infants enrolled in P1041 trial (NCT00080119) underwent 25-hydroxyvitamin D testing by chemiluminescent immunoassay. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that alter the effect of vitamin D [e.g. vitamin D receptor (VDR)], vitamin D levels [e...
2016: PloS One
Shih-Wei Lee, Tzu-Yi Chuang, Hsiu-Han Huang, Chi-Wei Liu, Yung-Hsi Kao, Lawrence Shih-Hsin Wu
BACKGROUND: The active metabolite (1, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol) of vitamin D (25-hydroxycholecalciferol) leads to the activation of macrophages and the deficiency of vitamin D seems to be involved in the risk of tuberculosis (TB). The effects of vitamin D are exerted by interaction with the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and vitamin D receptor binding protein (VDBP) may be influenced by polymorphisms in the VDR and VDBP genes. In this study, variation in the VDR and VDBP genes was investigated in a Taiwanese population with TB...
January 12, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
Daniel Eklund, Hans Lennart Persson, Marie Larsson, Amanda Welin, Jonna Idh, Jakob Paues, Sven-Göran Fransson, Olle Stendahl, Thomas Schön, Maria Lerm
The emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB), has rekindled the interest in the role of nutritional supplementation of micronutrients, such as vitamin D, as adjuvant treatment. Here, the growth of virulent MTB in macrophages obtained from the peripheral blood of patients with and without TB was studied. The H37Rv strain genetically modified to express Vibrio harveyi luciferase was used to determine the growth of MTB by luminometry in the human monocyte-derived macrophages (hMDMs) from study subjects...
March 2013: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
Louise Dunphy, Prashanth Shetty, Ajitkumar Kavidasan, Alexandra Rice
A 33-year-old man, born in India but resident in the UK for 5 years, presented to the emergency department with a 4-week history of a dry cough and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. He reported systemic features, including fever and unintentional weight loss. His medical history included vitamin D deficiency. He had travelled to India 10 months previously and denied any exposure to tuberculosis (TB). He was an ex-smoker with a 20 pack history. Respiratory examination confirmed decreased air entry of the right lower lobe and stony dullness on percussion...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Liling Huang, Cunxu Liu, Guangfu Liao, Xiaobing Yang, Xiuwen Tang, Jingjie Chen
The association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) FokI polymorphism and tuberculosis (TB) risk remains a matter of debate. Potential selection bias exists in most studies using HIV-positive TB patients.An update meta-analysis was carried out to derive a more reliable assessment of the association between FokI polymorphisms and TB risk, especially in HIV-negative TB patients. All major databases from inception to June 2015 were searched for all publications that studied the association between FokI polymorphism and TB risk...
December 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
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