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Source: Telegraph Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: statins Dr James Health Clinic James Le Fanu Source Type: news

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This study was carried out to analyze the relationship between hematocrit and lipid profile in adults. Material and method: A sample composed of complete blood counts and lipid profiles from the database of Hospital das Cl ínicas da Universidade de São Paulo (HCUSP), São Paulo, Brazil, was used in the analysis. Hematocrit was organized in five groups that were compared with total cholesterol (TC), low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), non-high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (NHDL-C) and high-density-lipopro tein cholesterol (HDL-C) by means of chi-squared and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Results: Both...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The process of harmonization of multiple devices that perform the same laboratory parameters is essential for ensuring quality and reliability of laboratory results and should be standardized and included in routine clinical analysis laboratories.RESUMO Introdu ção: No laboratório clínico, é recomendável a harmonização de equipamentos que visem à homogeneidade dos resultados, quando analisadores similares ou equivalentes são utilizados para desempenho da rotina de realização dos testes. Objetivos: Realizar um estudo de equival&e...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Objective: This research study aimed at evaluating the inhibitory activity of Matricaria recutira (chamomile) hydroalcoholic extract on Candida albicans and Enterobacter cloacae biofilms. Methods: C. albicans and E. cloacae biofilms with thirty-hour formation were submitted, for five minutes, to 100, 200 and 300 mg / mL of M. recutita hydroalcoholic extract, chlorhexidine digluconate 0.12% (Periogard ® - inhibition control) or sterile distilled water (growth control). Subsequently, they were washed and divided into two groups to determine the microbial viability: G/UFC - counting of colony forming units (cfu) ...
Source: RGO - Revista Gaucha de Odontologia - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
This study did not determine the ideal “dose” or duration of walnut consumption. In one of the best studies, a mix of about nine hazelnuts, 12 almonds, and six walnuts were consumed daily. That might be more than some people are willing to eat! A study of this type cannot prove that walnuts were the reason a person’s cholesterol improved with a walnut-enriched diet. It’s possible that those who like walnuts also tend to exercise more, smoke less, or have more favorable genes than those who don’t eat walnuts. No single food in your diet can make you healthy. It’s the big picture that matt...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Prevention Source Type: blogs
Fungal bloodstream infections (BSI) may be serious and are associated with drastic rise in mortality and health care costs. Candida spp. are the predominant etiological agent of fungal sepsis. The prompt and spec...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results suggest potential benefits of Capsaicinoids (CAPs) on body fat and fat mass in post hoc analysis. Further studies are required to explore pharmacological, physiological, and metabolic benefits of both chronic and acute Capsaicinoids consumption.Trial registrationISRCTN10458693‘retrospectively registered’.
Source: BMC Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
In this study, we analyze C3 DNA methylation in adipose tissue from subjects with a different grade of obesity. Adipose tissue samples were collected from subjects with a different degree of obesity determined by their body mass index (BMI) as: Overweight subjects (BMI ≥ 25 and <30), obese class 1/2 subjects (BMI ≥ 30 and <40) and obese class 3 subjects (BMI ≥ 40). C3 DNA methylation was measured for 7 CpGs by pyrosequencition using the Pyromark technology (Qiagen, Madrid Spain). C3 messenger RNA (mRNA) levels were analyzed by pre-designed Taqman assays (Applied biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA) and ...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings support the suggestions that small intestinal length regulates TG metabolism before and after LRYGB. Therefore, modification of the length of bypassed small intestine based on measured total small intestinal length could optimize the outcomes of the elective LRYGB.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
John J. Hurtado In this work, six complexes (2–7) of Cr(III) and Co(II) transition metals with triazole ligands were synthesized and characterized. In addition, a new ligand, 3,5-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)toluene (1), was synthesized and full characterized. The complexes were obtained as air-stable solids and characterized by melting point, electrical conductivity, thermogravimetric analysis, and Raman, infrared and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy. The analyses and spectral data showed that complexes 3–7 had 1:1 (M:L) stoichiometries and octahedral geometries, while 2 had a 1:2 (M:L) ratio, whi...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review focuses on new pathogenesis and clinical-therapeutic aspects of obstetric anti-phospholipid syndrome (ob-APS) in the last 5  years.Recent FindingsThe pathogenesis of ob-APS is multifactorial, including placental infarctions, infiltration of inflammatory cells that cause acute and chronic inflammation, leading to uncontrolled inflammation and poor pregnancy outcomes. A preconception counseling and a patient-tailored treatment are fundamental to improve maternal and fetal outcomes. Thanks to conventional treatment, based on low-dose aspirin and heparin, 70% of women with ob-APS can h...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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