Review of the association between periodontitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in smokers.
Review of the association between periodontitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in smokers. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2019 Mar 20;89(1): Authors: Spiropoulou A, Zareifopoulos N, Bellou A, Spiropoulos K, Tsalikis L Abstract Both periodontitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are among the most common diseases associated with smoking. These conditions frequently present alongside comorbidities including diabetes, coronary heart disease, duodenal ulcer, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, osteoporosis and muscle atrophy. Chronic inflammation contributes to the pathology of both periodontitis and COPD, and in patients suffering from both conditions treatment of periodontitis may lead to relief from COPD symptoms as well. Smoking contributes to the underlying pathophysiology by causing local inflammation, increasing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and most importantly, by locally increasing the activity of proteolytic enzymes which degrade the extracellular matrix in both periodontal and lung interstitial tissue. The increase in protease activity and extracellular matrix degradation may explain why periodontitis and COPD comorbidity is so common, a finding which also indicates that therapeutic interventions targeting protease activity and the inflammatory response may be beneficial for both conditions. PMID: 30968666 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 5Author(s): Dukhabandhu Naik, Felix K. Jebasingh, Nihal Thomas, Sreekanth Raveendran, Samuel C. Raj Pallapati, John Jude Prakash, Mahasampath Gowri, Binu Prathap Thomas
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Publication date: September–October 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 14, Issue 5Author(s): Anju M., Saleena Ummer V, Arun G. Maiya, Manjunath Hande, Binu V.S.
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Intermittent fasting regimens for patients with type 2 diabetes should be limited to individuals for whom the risk of hypoglycemia is closely monitored and medications are carefully adjusted.Medscape Medical News
This study aimed to describe the demographics, and outcomes of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in rural Southwest Georgia.Methods: Using electronic medical records, we analyzed data from all hospitalized Covid-19 patients who either diedor survived to discharge between March 2, 2020 and May 6, 2020.Results: Of the 522 patients, 92 died in hospital (17.6%). Median age was 63 years, 58% were females, and 87% African-Americans. Hypertension (79.7%), obesity (66.5%), and diabetes mellitus (42.3%) were the most common comorbidities. Males had higher overall mortality compared to females (23% v 13.8%). Immunosuppression [odds rat...
CONCLUSIONS: PCSK-9 is independently associated with triglycerides, Lp(a) levels, and HOMA-IR, but not LDL-C, in a relatively large general population sample. PMID: 32624555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on the Management of Peripheral Artery Disease: A Report from the Asian Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease Asia-Pacific Peripheral Artery Disease Consensus Statement Project Committee. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2020 Jul 04;: Authors: Abola MTB, Golledge J, Miyata T, Rha SW, Yan BP, Dy TC, Ganzon MSV, Handa PK, Harris S, Zhisheng J, Pinjala R, Robless PA, Yokoi H, Alajar EB, Bermudez-Delos Santos AA, Llanes EJB, Obrado-Nabablit GM, Pestaño NS, Punzalan FE, Tumanan-Mendoza B Abstract BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the most unde...