Screening for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using liver stiffness measurement and its association with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes.
This study explored the proportion of NAFLD cases and increased liver fibrosis (LF), and the association between LF and either chronic kidney disease (CKD) or cardiovascular complications in T2DM patients. METHODS: - The study included 137 patients with non-insulin-treated T2DM and no known liver disease consecutively attending our diabetes outpatients service who underwent liver ultrasonography and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using vibration-controlled transient elastography (FibroScan®). RESULTS: - The proportion of patients with hepatic steatosis on ultrasonography was 73.7%, and the proportion with significant LF was 17.5% with an LSM cut-off ≥ 7 kPa or 10.2% with an LSM cut-off ≥ 8.7 kPa. The presence of CKD (estimated GFR
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Ana I. Garcia Diez, David Fuster, Laura Morata, Ferran Torres, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Poggio, Santiago Sotes, Montserrat Del Amo, Jaime Isern-Kebschull, Jaume Pomes, Alex Soriano, Laura Brugnara, Xavier Tomas
Getting the right care in a timely manner is important in medical emergencies. In the event that you or a loved one suffers a stroke, time is especially critical. “In the event of a stroke, a delay of only 15 minutes in treatment greatly decreases your chances not only of making a full recovery, but also being able to walk or live independently, and in many cases, of survival,” says Christopher Zammit, MD, a critical care specialist and emergency physic ian with TriHealth, which offers a network…
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Otto Mayer, Jan Bruthans, Jitka Seidlerová, Petra Karnosová, Markéta Mateřánková, Julius Gelžinský, Martina Rychecká, Jan Opatrný, Peter Wohlfahrt, Radek Kučera, Ladislav Trefil, Renata Cífková, Jan Filipovský, Cees Vermeer
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Authors: Zhang Y, Liu Y, Zhu J, Zhai S, Jin R, Wen C Abstract The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula is the main treatment method of TCM. A formula often contains multiple herbs where core herbs play a critical therapeutic effect for treating diseases. It is of great significance to find out the core herbs in formulae for providing evidences and references for the clinical application of Chinese herbs and formulae. In this paper, we propose a core herb discovery model CHDSC based on semantic analysis and community detection to discover the core herbs for treating a certain disease from large-scale literatur...
Authors: Hughes TF, Liu A, Jacobsen E, Rosano C, Berman SB, Chang CH, Ganguli M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Although exercise is associated with a lower risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), it is unclear whether its protective effect depends on the presence or absence of vascular factors. METHODS: In an exploratory study of data from a population-based cohort, 1254 participants aged 65+ years were followed for 10 years for incident MCI. The main effect of baseline total minutes of exercise per week (0 vs. 1 to 149 vs. 150+), and its interaction with several vascular factors, on risk for incident MCI was examine...
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Molecular MetabolismAuthor(s): Feixiang Yuan, Hanrui Yin, Yalan Deng, Fuxin Jiao, Haizhou Jiang, Yuguo Niu, Shanghai Chen, Hao Ying, Qiwei Zhai, Yan Chen, Feifan Guo
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Mahira Saiyed, Banshi Saboo, Dhruvi Hasnani, Vidisha Patel, Malay Parekh, Maitry Pancholi, Kinjal Chudasama, Vaishnavi Raval
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): María Alejandra Quispe Flores, Marcio José Concepción Zavaleta, Esteban Alberto Plasencia Dueñas, Mikaela Kcomt Lam
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Anoop Misra
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