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GS-E3D is an enzymatically modified ginseng extract by pectin lyase. In this study, we evaluated the preventive effects of GS-E3D on blood-retinal barrier (BRB) leakage in a rat model of diabetes. To produce diabetes, rats were injected with streptozotocin. GS-E3D was orally gavaged at 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg body weight for 6 weeks. We then compared the effect of GS-E3D with that of an unmodified...
Dupilumab is a fully human monoclonal IgG4 antibody directed against the alpha subunit of the IL-4 receptor and prevents the signaling of IL-4 and IL-13, two type 2 cytokines known to be important drivers of atopic diseases. In March of 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved dupilumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults that is uncontrol...
This study evaluated physician practices and perceived barriers for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), and zoster vaccination of adults in the United States (US), with emphasis on patients with Medicare versus commercial insurance. A cross-sectional internet-based survey of board-certified general/family practitioners and internists (N = 1,000) recruited from a national US physici...
Thyroid disorders are common diseases, both in Brazil and worldwide. The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) is a prospective cohort study that investigates cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and associated factors, including non-classical cardiovascular risk factors such as thyroid function. Thyroid function was classified according to thyrotropin stimulating hormone (TSH),...
To investigate the impact of Ramipril (RAM) on the expressions of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and renal mesangial matrix (RMM) in rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN).
Necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) is a rare granulomatous condition. Current knowledge of its key features is based on a limited number of studies and case reports, leading to wide variability in the characterization of its defining features, with limited comparison of patients with or without diabetes.
To evaluate the efficacy of antibiotic therapy in osteomyelitis treatment among people with diabetes.
To describe the dietary intakes of women with Type 1 diabetes before and during pregnancy.
We read with interest the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) joint consensus report on the management of hyperglycaemia in Type 2 diabetes. Following publication of the report, discussions of the content among networks of behavioural and educational researchers prompted us to write this letter. This consensus report is to be commended ...
This post hoc analysis investigated effects of insulin degludec/liraglutide fixed-ratio combination (IDegLira) versus comparators on cardiovascular (CV) risk markers from DUAL II (versus insulin degludec), DUAL V (versus insulin glargine 100 units/mL) and DUAL VII (versus basal-bolus therapy) in patients grouped by sex, age (
The impact of insulin or omega-3 supplements on the incidence and progression of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in patients with dysglycemia has not been well studied. The ORIGIN trial randomized participants with dysglycemia and cardiovascular risk factors to titrated insulin glargine versus standard care, and to either 1 g of omega-3 per day or placebo. We assessed incident PAD, defined as the ...
The role of Phe213 in the allosteric mechanism of human cyto-chrome P450 CYP3A4 was studied using a combination of progesterone (PGS) and carbamazepine (CBZ) as probe sub-strates. We expressed, purified and incorporated in POPC Nanodiscs three mutants, F213A, F213S, and F213Y, and compared them with the wild-type CYP3A4 monitoring spec-tral titration, the rate of NADPH oxidation and steady-state p...
Telomere shortening is well known to be associated with the aging process and aging-associated diseases, including diabetes. The telomere length and subtelomeric methylation status in peripheral leucocytes (LTL) were compared in elderly type 2 diabetes patients (T2D) and diabetes free controls (C). The methylation status was analyzed the between of MspI-TRF lengths and HpaII-TRF lengths by using m...
There is limited published evidence regarding the psychological effect of use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in the pediatric population with type 1 diabetes mellitus on metabolic control, fear of hypoglycemia, and patient or carer well-being. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CGM on patient and carer well-being, worry, fear of hypoglycemia, and glycemic control.
Diabetes-induced endothelium damage leads to vascular dysfunction. The current study was designed to determine the effects of short-term (4-week) streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes on endothelium-derived contracting factors (EDCF)-mediated responses with possible contributions of Rho-kinase and AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) signaling pathways. The effects of STZ-diabetes on vascular functions wer...
We describe a multilevel intervention to enhance adoption of point-of-care HIV and diabetes testing at church health fairs in Atlanta, Georgia. Church leaders viewed a leadership video and subsequently conducted social activities that support testing. After the multilevel intervention, a third of churches hosted HIV and diabetes health fairs, and church leaders engaged in more social activities. O...
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), the most common chronic complication of diabetes, has become an important public health crisis worldwide. Given that DPN is extremely difficult to treat, determining its risk factors and controlling it at an early stage is critical to preventing its serious consequences and the burden of social disease. Current studies suggest that the risk factors for diabeti...
Cardiovascular autonomic (CAN) neuropathy appears to contribute to peripheral arterial stiffness (AS) in type 1 diabetes. If CAN in patients with AS is associated to concomitant asymptomatic atherosclerotic disease (aPAD) remains unclear.
Vaspin is an adipokine separated from visceral fat tissues of obese diabetic rats. This study was to investigate the association between vaspin rs2236242 gene polymorphism and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) or obesity in a Chinese population.
The association between birth weight and type 2 diabetes mellitus has been debated for several decades, and the dose-response relationship has not been reported. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantitatively clarify the association between birth weight and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus based on cohort studies.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of the rat retina to control its pH is affected by diabetes.
While VZV DNA and antigen have been detected in acute and chronic VZV keratitis, it is unclear whether productive infection of corneal cells is ongoing or whether residual, noninfectious VZV antigens elicit inflammation. Herein, we examined VZV-infected primary human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) and keratocytes (HKs) to elucidate the pathogenesis of VZV keratitis.