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Nigeria:Ikudayisi - Adult Stem Cell Can Tackle Diabetes, Heart Diseases, Infertility

[This Day] David Ikudayisi, a Nigerian-American Specialist in regenerative medicine, is the Medical Director, Glory Wellness and Regenerative Centre. In this interview with Martins Ifijeh, he spoke on Adult Stem Cell Therapy as an emerging approach to tackling myriads of health challenges, including diabetes, heart issues, infertility, baldness, among others
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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The complex nature of ankle fractures is magnified when seen in patients at high risk of soft tissue wound healing complications. The major categories include associated soft tissue injury, diabetes, tobacco use, peripheral vascular disease, malnutrition, alcoholism, and corticosteroid use. Because of the potential for wound dehiscence and infection with open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures in these patients, minimally invasive procedures have been described. The aims of the present study were to assess the possibility for, and evaluate the results and complications of, minimally invasive techniques for ...
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Zang H, Jiang F, Cheng X, Xu H, Hu X Abstract Adropin has been identified as potent regulatory hormone implicated in insulin sensitivity and the maintenance of energy homeostasis. The aim of current study was to investigate serum adropin concentrations of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in the fasting status, especially those overweight/obese and evaluate the relationships between adropin levels and metabolic parameters. A total of 116 T2DM patients and 60 controls with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) were recruited to the study. Adropin concentration was determined using commercial ELISA kits. Ant...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
Authors: Blonde L, Burudpakdee C, Divino V, Bookhart B, Cai J, Pfeifer M, Coleman CI Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of non-medical switch (NMS) from canagliflozin on antihyperglycemic agent (AHA) medication taking behavior. METHODS: This retrospective real-world database analysis included patients with type 2 diabetes with a prescription claim for canagliflozin between 8/2015 and 1/2016 using administrative claims and longitudinal prescription data. Patients with NMS from canagliflozin were identified as those with discontinuation or switch of canagliflozin and enrolled in a pharmacy benefit manager t...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Authors: Kwak KA, Cho HJ, Yang JY, Park YS Abstract Liver cirrhosis is a major cause of mortality and a common end of various progressive liver diseases. Since the effective treatment is currently limited to liver transplantation, stem cell-based therapy as an alternative has attracted interest due to promising results from preclinical and clinical studies. However, there is still much to be understood regarding the precise mechanisms of action. A number of stem cells from different origins have been employed for hepatic regeneration with different degrees of success. The present review presents a synopsis of stem ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: DM management by an endocrinologist was associated with greater HbA1C improvement and significantly lower medical costs. Total medical and pharmacy costs were higher with an endocrinologist, but resulted in lower costs ranging from 2% to 9% for patients with T1D, regardless of insurance type. PMID: 29669452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Authors: Li X, Wang Y, Wang K, Wu Y Abstract Paeoniflorin is the main bioactive components of the root of P.lactiflora Pall., and has been widely used as an anti-inflammation and immunomodulatory agent. However, the effect and mechanisms of Paeoniflorin in diabetic nephropathy (DN) remains to be elucidated. In the present study, streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1 diabetic mice model was used to investigate the protective effect of Paeoniflorin and the role of the Janus kinase (JAK) 2/signal transducer (STAT) 3 signaling pathway on DN. After treatment with Paeoniflorin at a dose of 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg once a day f...
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
The humeral stems trials are packaged in a kit for Titan Modular Shoulder System. Each kit contains 1 of each size. The kit components are packaged in individual corrugated cardboard boxes. Kits are then packaged as a case pack in cardboard boxes. This product is used for off-loading diabetic foot ulcer.
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
Authors: Taki Y, Sakurada T, Koitabashi K, Imai N, Shibagaki Y Abstract Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is recognized as an excellent method of dialysis because the therapy is gentle, continuous, and cost-effective. However, a large number of patients must unfortunately transfer from PD to hemodialysis because of peritonitis or fluid overload in the early phase after PD initiation. In the present study, we reviewed clinical indicators before PD initiation to try to identify predictive factors for early withdrawal from PD.For this retrospective cohort study at two hospitals between March 2003 and October 2016, we defined w...
Source: Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Adv Perit Dial Source Type: research
We report a rare occurrence of incisional hernia attributable to internal wound dehiscence after PD catheter placement in a patient on sirolimus.A 34-year-old Latino American man was started on PD training 4 weeks after placement of a PD catheter. Soon after completing training, he developed a large soft bulge close to the PD catheter, with expansile cough impulse suggestive of an incisional hernia filled with peritoneal dialysate. The size of the bulge would decrease after the dialysate was drained. No external leak of dialysate was evident along the exit site.Because of the size of the hernia and the history of it fillin...
Source: Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Adv Perit Dial Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2015 Source:PharmaNutrition Author(s): Eiji Yamashita Astaxanthin is known as a “marine carotenoid” and occurs in a wide variety of living organisms such as salmon, shrimp, crab, and red snapper. Astaxanthin antioxidant activity has been reported to be more than 100 times greater than that of vitamin E against lipid peroxidation and approximately 550 times more potent than that of vitamin E for singlet oxygen quenching. Astaxanthin exhibits no pro-oxidant activity and its main site of action is on/in the cell membrane. To date, various important benefits suggest...
Source: PharmaNutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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