Protective effect of vitamin D supplementation in a rat modal of preeclampsia: a possible implication of chemerin.

CONCLUSION: VD treatment reduced Chemerin level, and blood pressure in DOCA rat model of PE. PMID: 30922121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hypertension in Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: Hypertens Pregnancy Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Food Research International, Volume 126Author(s): Dele Raheem, António Raposo, Oluwatoyin Bolanle Oluwole, Maaike Nieuwland, Ariana Saraiva, Conrado CarrascosaAbstractGlobally, there is a need to seek alternative sources of protein in addition to meat. This has led to considerable interest in edible insects. Such insects form part of cultures and diets in many Asian and African countries, and are an excellent source of essential nutrients, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Furthermore, they have been reported to be sustainable. The ecological importance of insects is related to ...
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 October 2019Source: Microvascular ResearchAuthor(s): Wayne Smith, Konstantin E. Kotliar, Leandi Lammertyn, Nthai E. Ramoshaba, Walthard Vilser, Hugo W. Huisman, Aletta E. SchutteAbstractPurposeGlobally, a detrimental shift in cardiovascular disease risk factors and a higher mortality level are reported in some black populations. The retinal microvasculature provides early insight into the pathogenesis of systemic vascular diseases, but it is unclear whether retinal vessel calibers and acute retinal vessel functional responses differ between young healthy black and white adults.MethodsW...
Source: Microvascular Research - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 October 2019Source: Neurotoxicology and TeratologyAuthor(s): Rodrigo Moreno Klein, Camila Rigobello, Camila Borecki Vidigal, Kawane Fabrício Moura, Décio Sabbatini Barbosa, Daniela Cristina Ceccatto Gerardin, Graziela Scalianti Ceravolo, Estefânia Gastaldello MoreiraAbstractParacetamol (PAR) is an over-the-counter medicine used as analgesic or antipyretic by 40–50% of the pregnant women in different countries. Epidemiologic studies have been associating maternal use of PAR with neurodevelopmental disruption and special attention has been given to its potential...
Source: Neurotoxicology and Teratology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Cavero et  al.1 recently reported the frequency and severity of hypertension in a cohort of 55 patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). A major complication of hemolytic uremic syndrome is hypertensive crisis related to juxtaglomerular ischemia and renin angiotensin system activation. However , hypertensive crisis has been also described as a cause of thrombotic microangiopathy because of endothelial shear stress. Despite the persistent incidence of hypertensive crisis in developed and developing countries,2 the pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment of hypertensive crisis–associa ted hemoly...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
We thank El Karoui and colleagues for their comments.1 We think that both studies, theirs and ours,2,3 show that severe hypertension is a characteristic feature of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Even their patients classified as aHUS not associated with hypertensive emergencies had a median blood pressure of 154/90 mm  Hg, which would include hypertension grades 1-2, according to the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension guidelines.4 Unlike in their study, we found a favorable effect of eculizumab also in patients with severe and malignant hypertension.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
A 59-year-old woman presented with extreme thirst. She was a current smoker (35 pack-years) and had extensive peripheral vascular disease, including asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. She had hypertension that was well regulated with a calcium channel blocker (nifedipine 30 mg once daily). Her thirst had become gradually worse over 6 months and was affecting her quality of life. During outpatient evaluation at a regional hospital, her thirst was accompanied by polydipsia and polyuria (both ∼6 l/d).
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research
This study will evaluate the association of vitamin D levels and relevance to pre-eclampsia.MethodsWe conducted a case-control study of women recruited from the GenPE (Genetics and Pre-eclampsia) Colombian registry. This is a multicenter case-control study conducted in eight Colombian cities. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration was measured using liquid-chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry from 1013 women with pre-eclampsia and 1015 mothers without pre-eclampsia (controls).ResultsFifty-two percent of women with pre-eclampsia were vitamin D deficient. The 25(OH)D concentrations were significantly lower in the pre...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion Although the results suggest that low maternal concentrations of 25(OH)D increase pre-eclampsia risk, this evidence may not be indicative of a causal association. Future studies are needed to confirm a definite causal relationship between concentrations of vitamin D and the risk of pre-eclampsia, by means of powered clinical trials.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: These results suggest that there is a seasonal driver for PE, with effects that are not modified by parity, latitude, fetal sex, or smoking. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP963 Received: 14 August 2016 Revised: 24 January 2017 Accepted: 25 January 2017 Published: 29 June 2017 Address correspondence to C.R. Weinberg, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. Telephone: (919) 541-4927. Email: weinber2@niehs.nih.gov Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP963). The authors declare they h...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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