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Kadlec Adam O - - 2012
To determine which metabolic syndrome (MetS) factors lead to differences in stone composition in a multivariate analysis. We retrospectively reviewed medical charts of patients who had a kidney stone removed over a 5-year period (2006-2011). MetS factors (obesity [body mass index {BMI} >30], diabetes mellitus [DM], hypertension [HTN], and dyslipidemia ...
Osuka Akinori - - 2012
ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: We have reported that altered gut flora is associated with septic complications and eventual death in critically ill patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome. It is unclear how fecal pH affects these patients. To determine whether fecal pH can be used as an assessment tool for the clinical ...
Figueredo Carlos Marcelo - - 2012
Background: Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 and -6 (LC-PUFA n-3 n-6) can function as important inflammatory modulators and also have a strong effect in the proresolving inflammatory processes. Aim: Our aim was to analyze the serum levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and arachidonic ...
Gracie D J - - 2012
Background  Many physicians do not consider the diagnosis of bile acid malabsorption in patients with chronic diarrhea, or do not have access to testing. We examined yield of 23-seleno-25-homo-tauro-cholic acid (SeHCAT) scanning in chronic diarrhea patients, and attempted to identify predictors of a positive test. Methods  Consecutive patients with chronic ...
Calderón-Santiago M - - 2012
An automated method based on a hyphenated SPE-LC-MS/MS configuration has been optimized for the determination of essential amino acids (threonine, valine, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine) in human serum, with the aim of discriminating between different states of coronary artery disease. Validation in terms of sensitivity (detection limits ...
Kelly Dervla - - 2012
Orofacial clefts occur when the lips or the roof of the mouth do not fuse properly during the early weeks of pregnancy. There is strong evidence that periconceptional use of folic acid can prevent neural tube defects but its effect on oral clefts has generated debate. To identify factors associated ...
Khanna Sahil S Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, - - 2012
To evaluate the association of gastric acid suppression medications, including proton pump inhibitors and histamine type 2 blockers, with outcomes in patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in a population-based cohort. To understand the association between acid suppression and outcomes in patients with CDI, we conducted a population-based study in ...
Ndrepepa Gjin - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The association between uric acid and cardiovascular disease is poorly studied. We undertook this study to assess whether uric acid level predicts clinical outcome in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). MATERIALS/METHODS: This study included 8149 patients with stable CAD who underwent ...
Djoussé Luc - - 2012
Little is known about the association between plasma concentrations of fatty acid binding protein 3 and 4 and the risk of diabetes in population-based cohorts. In a prospective nested case-control design, we studied 149 cases of diabetes and 149 matched controls from the Physicians' Health Study. Plasma fatty acid binding ...
Mishina M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The Japanese have higher levels of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their diets. These facts may contribute to the lower rates of atherosclerosis in Japanese. The purposes of this study were to assess the PUFA levels in patients with ...
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The use of n-3 fatty acids may prevent cardiovascular events in patients with recent myocardial infarction or heart failure. Their effects in patients with (or at risk for) type 2 diabetes mellitus are unknown. In this double-blind study with a 2-by-2 factorial design, we randomly assigned 12,536 patients who were ...
Engelen M P K J - - 2012
We previously observed in elderly subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) an enhanced anabolic response to milk protein sip feeding, associated with reduced splanchnic extraction (SPE) of phenylalanine. Milk proteins are known for their high Branched-chain Amino Acids (BCAA) content, but no information is present about splanchnic extraction and ...
Ubeda Natalia - - 2012
Population ageing affects the entire world population. Also at world level one can observe a sharp increase in the proportion of older people. The challenge posed by population ageing translates into ensuring that the extra years of life will be as good as possible, free from high-cost dependency. Omega-3 fatty ...
Huo Y - - 2012
Aims:  There are growing data and a continuing controversy over the efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention. We conducted a meta-analysis based on relevant, up-to-date published randomised trials to further examine this issue. Methods:  Relative risk (RR) was used to measure the effect of folic acid supplementation on ...
Eisen Damon P - - 2012
: Low doses of acetyl salicylic acid, acting through 15-epi-lipoxin A4, have been shown to be anti-inflammatory in human studies. The manifold effects of acetyl salicylic acid on human physiology potentially may benefit patients with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome after sepsis or tissue trauma. We sought to determine whether ...
De Goede J - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are few prospective studies on fatty acid status in relation to incident stroke, with inconsistent results. We assessed the associations of plasma n-6 and n-3 PUFA in cholesteryl esters with the risk of total stroke and stroke subtypes in Dutch adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted ...
Kwak Sang Mi - - 2012
Although previous randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials reported the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the evidence remains inconclusive. Using a meta-analysis, we investigated the efficacy of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in the secondary prevention of CVD. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and ...
Hamazaki Kei - - 2012
Previous studies with postmortem brain tissues showed abnormalities in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the orbitofrontal cortex of individuals with schizophrenia and mood disorders. However, in the hippocampus, we were not able to find any significant differences in PUFAs except for small differences in n-6 PUFAs. In the present ...
Kei Anastazia - - 2012
Nicotinic acid (NA), the oldest hypolipidemic drug, possesses unique broad-spectrum beneficial effects on lipid profiles. Specifically, NA reduces both triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, while significantly increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. However, NA is often avoided in the clinical setting, or prematurely discontinued by the provider or patient, due ...
Engberink Marielle F - - 2012
Mild metabolic acidosis, which can be caused by diet, may result in elevated blood pressure (BP). The analyses included 2241 participants aged ≥55 y who were free of hypertension at baseline (1990-1993) and who had complete dietary and BP data. Dietary data were obtained from a 170-item food-frequency questionnaire. We ...
Bruegel Mathias - - 2012
: Sepsis-associated changes of the arachidonic acid metabolism and the utility of arachidonic acid metabolites for the diagnosis of sepsis have been poorly investigated so far. Therefore, the primary objective of our study was to screen for differentially regulated arachidonic acid metabolites in septic patients using a lipopolysaccharide whole-blood model ...
Lee Ju-Mi - - 2012
Serum uric acid levels have been reported to be associated with a variety of cardiovascular conditions. However, the direct association between uric acid levels and metabolic syndrome remains controversial. Thus, we evaluated the association of serum uric acid levels and metabolic syndrome in a community-based cohort study in Korea. We ...
Chou Yii-Her YH Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, - - 2012
Unenhanced helical computed tomography (UHCT) has evolved into a well-accepted diagnostic method in patients with suspected ureterolithiasis. UHCT not only shows stones within the lumen of the ureter, it also permits evaluation of the secondary signs associated with ureteral obstruction from stones. However, there we could find no data on ...
Naqvi Asghar Z - - 2012
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a debilitating condition involving atherosclerosis. Although saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids have strong associations with atherosclerosis, it is unclear if diets high in these fatty acids affect PAD. We studied 6352 adults aged 40 years and older who participated in the U.S. National Health ...
Dror Yosef - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Refeeding of elderly frail patients after food deprivation is commonly associated with a high mortality rate. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of refeeding on metabolite fluctuation of blood carnitine fatty acids (15 compounds) and free amino acids (14 compounds). METHODS: Metabolite fluctuation was followed up in an exploratory, cohort, ...
Pottala J V - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Epidemiological studies suggest that reduced intakes and/or blood levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with increased risk for depression in adults, but data on adolescents are scarce. The objective of this study was to determine whether red blood cell (RBC) levels of EPA+DHA (the ...
Vatanavicharn Nithiwat - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Amino acid disorders are a major group of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) with variable clinical presentations. This study was aimed to provide the data of amino acid disorders detected in high-risk Thai patients referred to our metabolic lab from all over the country. METHODS: From 2001 to 2009, ...
Haas Dorothea D Department of General Pediatrics, Division of Inborn Metabolic Diseases, University Children´s Hospital, Heidelberg D-69120, Germany. - - 2012
To investigate the clinical presentations associated with bile acid synthesis defects and to describe identification of individual disorders and diagnostic pitfalls. Authors describe semiquantitative determination of 16 urinary bile acid metabolites by electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry. Sample preparation was performed by solid-phase extraction. The total analysis time was 2 min ...
Block Robert - - 2012
Data on the associations of fatty acids with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are sparse. We performed a cross-sectional study of 2792 men and women from the MESA cohort of African-American, Caucasian, Chinese and Hispanic adults without known cardiovascular disease. Plasma phospholipid fatty acid proportions were associated with estimated glomerular filtration ...
Nuzzo F - - 2012
BACKGROUND: To measure bone mineral density (BMD) reduction produced by letrozole as compared with tamoxifen and the benefit of the addition of zoledronic acid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A phase 3 trial comparing tamoxifen, letrozole or letrozole + zoledronic acid in patients with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer was conducted; triptorelin ...
Li Song - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Questions remain about the effectiveness, dose, and timing of folic acid in preventing orofacial clefts. Case-control studies report conflicting results. There have been no cohort studies of orofacial clefts and the use of folic acid without other vitamins. METHODS: In a prospective cohort of 240,244 women enrolled between 1993 ...
Kear Tamara M - - 2012
Despite the use of epoetin alfa, over one-third of patients with end stage renal disease have persistent anemia. The nephrology literature cites various erythropoietin adjuvants that may have the potential to improve the efficiency of anemia management, and one option is ascorbic acid. This article reviews the published data on ...
Fujihara Masahiko - - 2012
A reduced ratio of plasma eicosapentaenoic acid-arachidonic acid (EPA-AA) is a newly recognized atherosclerotic risk factor. This ratio has not been fully investigated in peripheral artery disease (PAD). Seventy Japanese patients with atherosclerotic risk factors were enrolled and divided into 2 groups, those with PAD (group A: n = 38) ...
Rontoyanni Victoria G - - 2012
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the most common chronic systemic inflammatory disease leading to joint destruction and disability, is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Systemic inflammation and increased burden of traditional cardiovascular risk factors present in RA are currently considered responsible for the accelerated atherosclerosis in these patients. Herein, we highlight a ...
Yuen Alan W C - - 2012
This is a non-randomized open assessment of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) supplementation in ten people (five males) with refractory focal seizures. Each received 1000mg of EPA daily for 3months. Six people had fewer seizures during the supplementation period compared with baseline (range 12 to 59% reduction) and one other person had ...
Paganoni Sabrina - - 2012
Elevated uric acid levels have recently been found to be associated with slower disease progression in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, multiple system atrophy, and mild cognitive impairment. The aim of this study is to determine whether serum uric acid levels predict survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A total of ...
Aslibekyan S S Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, - - 2012
Elongases 2, 4 and 5, encoded by genes ELOVL2, ELOVL4 and ELOVL5, have a key role in the biosynthesis of very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). To date, few studies have investigated the associations between elongase polymorphisms and cardiovascular health. We investigated whether ELOVL polymorphisms are associated with adipose ...
Wu Jason H Y - - 2012
Experimental studies suggest that long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Prior studies evaluating fish or n-3 PUFA consumption from dietary questionnaires and incident AF have been conflicting. Circulating levels of n-3 PUFAs provide an objective measurement of exposure. Among 3326 US ...
Wang A J - - 2012
Up to 50% of the patients suspected of reflux laryngitis syndrome failed to respond to acid suppression therapy. However, predictors of acid suppression success have not been determined. Consecutive patients with chronic laryngitis were enrolled prospectively. All the patients underwent laryngoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy and 24-h multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) ...
Salvarinova-Zivkovic R - - 2012
The metabolic control of phenylalanine levels is a challenge during illness. We present the metabolic management of a 6year old boy with classical PKU who was diagnosed with stage III intraabdominal Burkit's lymphoma and underwent surgical resection and chemotherapy. The metabolic control during chemotherapy was achieved by the use of ...
Oliveira Paulo J - - 2012
Menopause is a consequence of the normal aging process in women. This fact implies that the physiological and biochemical alterations resulting from menopause often blur with those from the aging process. It is thought that menopause in women presents a higher risk for cardiovascular disease although the precise mechanism is ...
Hayakawa Seiichi - - 2012
Objective Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA) family plays important roles in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), while, arachidonic acid (AA) of the ω-6 PUFA family promotes inflammatory and prothrombotic influences. The complexity of coronary lesions represents the vulnerability of patients. The aim of ...
Mijnhout Gerritje S - - 2012
Objective. We performed a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the effects of alpha lipoic acid for symptomatic peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus. Research design and methods. The databases MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched using the key words "lipoic acid", "thioctic acid", "diabet∗", and the MeSH-terms "thioctic ...
Zhou Li - - 2012
Background Some studies have shown that antioxidant ascorbic acid has renal protective effects, but the beneficial effects of contrast-induced nephropathy prevention remain to be clearly shown. Therefore, we aimed to determine whether ascorbic acid pretreatment reduces the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy in a high-risk population of patients with renal insufficiency ...
Ker Katharine - - 2012
To assess the effect of tranexamic acid on blood transfusion, thromboembolic events, and mortality in surgical patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Cochrane central register of controlled trials, Medline, and Embase, from inception to September 2011, the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and the reference lists of relevant ...
Kim Young Joo - - 2012
n-3 fatty acids and lifestyle also are closely related to risk of CVD. Most Koreans have higher fish consumption than people of Western populations. However, little is known about the recommended value of omega-3 index in Korean patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) taking statins. Here, we tested the ...
Khanaki Korosh - - 2012
Endometriosis is a common chronic inflammation causing major problems including infertility. The role of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as their potential anti-inflammatory effects in endometriosis needs to be further explored. The objective of this study was to compare serum phospholipid fatty acid profile in endometriosis patients with controls, and ...
Weber Bryan J - - 2012
Does giving tranexamic acid to trauma patients who are actively bleeding or at risk for significant hemorrhage have an impact on mortality? CRASH-2 Trial Collaborators. Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events, and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant haemorrhage (CRASH-2): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2010;376:23-32. ...
Muroi Yoshikage - - 2011
The sensing of the nutritional level of the body fluid is pivotal for maintaining homeostasis in animals. However, it is not yet understood how the cells detect nutritional levels. In the present study, we examined the function of umami taste receptor, which has a dimeric protein structure composed of Tas1r1 ...
Sartika Ratu Ayu Dewi - - 2011
The Basic Health Research of the Ministry of Health Indonesia in 2008 reported that the single most important cause of death was stroke, in both urban and rural populations. The risk factors underlying the cause of death are associated with hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. The purpose of this study was ...
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