The association between C-reactive protein and common blood tests in apparently healthy individuals undergoing a routine health examination

ConclusionSignificant moderate association between CRP and several blood tests was evaluated in apparently healthy population. This information should be used for further studies of the relationship between inflammation and biological processes.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewReduction of serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels by statins, ezetimibe and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors has been shown to significantly reduce cardiovascular events risk. However, fasting and postprandial hypertriglyceridemia as well as reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) remain as residual risk factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD). To treat patients with hypertriglyceridemia and/or low HDL-C, drugs such as fibrates, nicotinic acids, and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been used. However, fibrates w...
Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Today's research materials are representative of numerous initiatives aiming to produce taxonomies of the biochemistry of aging, to catalog the observed variations. Yet, with the exception of a very small number of unlucky souls bearing rare harmful mutations, we all age for the same underlying reasons. The same processes of metabolism produce the same forms of cell and tissue damage, leading to the same downstream dysfunctions and the same ultimately fatal age-related conditions. Yes, there is some variation in outcome. For all that aging is a universally similar process of multiple interacting forms of damage, some porti...
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Publication date: April 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 124Author(s): Napatara Tirawanchai, Kanchana Kengkoom, Duangnate Isarangkul, Jankana Burana-osot, Tapanee Kanjanapruthipong, Surachai Chantip, Panadda Phattanawasin, Uthai Sotanaphun, Sumate AmpawongAbstractKaffir lime leaves and the rhizomes of galangal and lemongrass are the main ingredients in several Thai foods with desirable medicinal effects. Based on their beneficial activities, this study aimed to indicate the chemical properties and in vivo efficacy of a combination of the herbs at a 1:2:1 ratio in a water extract form. Its volatile const...
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Authors: Albertson TE, Chenoweth JA, Pearson SJ, Murin S Abstract Introduction: Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome (ACOS) is a disease phenotype that shares T helper lymphocyte cell Th1/neutrophilic/non-Type-2 Inflammation pathways thought to be key in COPD and Th2/eosinophilic/Type-2 inflammatory pathways of asthma. The pharmacology of treating ACOS is challenging in severe circumstances.Areas covered: This review evaluates the stepwise treatment of ACOS using pharmacological treatments used in both COPD and asthma. The most common medications involve the same inhalers used to treat COPD...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Graves' Orbitopathy (GO) is the most frequent extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease (GD). Its ultimate cause remains unclear, but it is commonly considered an autoimmune disorder due to self recognition of autoantigens constitutively expressed by orbital fibroblasts (OFs), and thyroid epithelial cells. High dose intravenous glucocorticoids (ivGC) are the most commonly used treatment for moderately severe and active GO. However, based on the complex pathogenesis of GO, a number of factors may have a protective and maybe a therapeutic role. The use of other medications improving the effect of GC may increase the ov...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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