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Understanding Adipocyte Dynamics Through Mathematical Modeling, Katrina Johnson, Fred Adler 2016 University of Utah

Understanding Adipocyte Dynamics Through Mathematical Modeling, Katrina Johnson, Fred Adler

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

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The Postfinasteride Syndrome; An Overview, David L. Rowland, Ion G. Motofei, Florian Popa, Vlad D. Constantin, Adriana Vasilache, Ioana Păunică, Cristian Bălălău, Georgeta P. Păunică, Petrisor Banu, Stana Păunică 2016 Valparaiso University, Department of Psychology

The Postfinasteride Syndrome; An Overview, David L. Rowland, Ion G. Motofei, Florian Popa, Vlad D. Constantin, Adriana Vasilache, Ioana Păunică, Cristian Bălălău, Georgeta P. Păunică, Petrisor Banu, Stana Păunică

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

As a 5-α reductase inhibitor, Finasteride has proven effective in ameliorating two conditions documented to be androgen dependent, namely male androgenic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Therapeutic results are maintained as long as the drug is administered, with treatment cessation generally leading to the return of symptomatology for each condition. In addition, during the therapeutic phase, several adverse effects have been reported, some of which persist long or indefinitely after treatment cessation, known as “post-finasteride syndrome.”

Herein we present and discuss the most common finasteride side effects, along with a psycho-neuroendocrine rationale that could explain the persistence of many adverse ...


Regulation Of Polycystin-1 Function By Calmodulin Binding, Nicholas Doerr, Yidi Wang, Kevin R. Kipp, Guangyi Liu, Jesse J. Benza, Vladimir Pletnev, Tengis S. Pavlov, Alexander Staruschenko, Ashraf M. Mohieldin, Maki Takahashi, Surya M. Nauli, Thomas Weimbs 2016 University of California, Santa Barbara

Regulation Of Polycystin-1 Function By Calmodulin Binding, Nicholas Doerr, Yidi Wang, Kevin R. Kipp, Guangyi Liu, Jesse J. Benza, Vladimir Pletnev, Tengis S. Pavlov, Alexander Staruschenko, Ashraf M. Mohieldin, Maki Takahashi, Surya M. Nauli, Thomas Weimbs

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a common genetic disease that leads to progressive renal cyst growth and loss of renal function, and is caused by mutations in the genes encoding polycystin-1 (PC1) and polycystin-2 (PC2), respectively. The PC1/PC2 complex localizes to primary cilia and can act as a flow-dependent calcium channel in addition to numerous other signaling functions. The exact functions of the polycystins, their regulation and the purpose of the PC1/PC2 channel are still poorly understood. PC1 is an integral membrane protein with a large extracytoplasmic N-terminal domain and a short, ~200 amino acid C-terminal ...


Vitamin D Deficiency In Ambulatory Patients, Lubna M Zuberi, Aysha Habib, Naeemul Haque, Abdul Jabbar 2016 Aga Khan University

Vitamin D Deficiency In Ambulatory Patients, Lubna M Zuberi, Aysha Habib, Naeemul Haque, Abdul Jabbar

Aysha Habib Khan

OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of subclinical vitamin D deficiency in an ambulatory care setting.

METHODS: This was an observational study which measured 25 vitamin D levels in medical clinic patients. Patients with chronic renal failure, known osteomalacia and rickets were excluded. A total of 119 patients were evaluated. They were divided in three diagnostic categories based on their serum 25 vitamin D levels. Those with levels below 8 ng/ml were categorized to have severe deficiency, levels between 8 - 20 ng/ml as moderate deficiency and levels of 21-35 mg/ml as mild deficiency.

RESULTS: Of 119 patients, 92 ...


Vitamin D Supplementation: Preventing Fractures, Courtney L. Carn, Michael S. Doherty 2016 James Madison University

Vitamin D Supplementation: Preventing Fractures, Courtney L. Carn, Michael S. Doherty

Physician Assistant Capstones

Objective: To assess the ability of vitamin D supplementation in preventing musculoskeletal fractures. Methods: Systematic literature review using Google Scholar search terms “vitamin D supplementation” and “preventing hip fractures” from 2006-2015. Only RCTs, meta-analysis, and clinical guidelines were included. Results: Our search resulted in one meta-analysis and two randomized controlled trials. Conclusion: The summation of our investigation into vitamin D deficiency and the presence of musculoskeletal fractures has proven to be relatively inconclusive. The resulting data from our three studies did not provide any definitive proof that improved vitamin D levels correlates with better bone health.


Want To Lose Weight? Commercial Weight Loss Programs Vs. Primary Care, Jessica Jacobson, Katherine Chui 2016 James Madison University

Want To Lose Weight? Commercial Weight Loss Programs Vs. Primary Care, Jessica Jacobson, Katherine Chui

Physician Assistant Capstones

Context Overweight and obesity rates are on a continuous incline in the United States leading to increased rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death. Much of the healthcare costs are going into treating this disease; therefore, it is vital to find effective weight loss treatments in both the primary care and community settings to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity and subsequent healthcare costs.

Objective To assess whether primary care-based therapy or commercial weight loss programs help overweight and obese patients lose 5% of their weight from baseline.

Design, Setting and Participants A systematic review of four randomized control ...


Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone) Supplementation And Its Benefits In Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, And Cancer, Grant S. Buchanan, MD, Thomas Melvin, Brandon Merritt, Charles Bishop, MD, Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD 2016 Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone) Supplementation And Its Benefits In Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, And Cancer, Grant S. Buchanan, Md, Thomas Melvin, Brandon Merritt, Charles Bishop, Md, Franklin D. Shuler, Md, Phd

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Vitamin K is known to play an essential role in the coagulation cascade; however, a growing body of research has found that a subtype of this vitamin, vitamin K2 (menaquinone) may have a beneficial effect in osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. This purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of recent literature regarding menaquinone and its role in human health. This review discusses the physiology of menaquinone, its clinical benefits in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, and how it may interact with certain medications. The authors conclude that menaquinone supplementation has been shown to improve carboxylation ...


Mechanisms Of Progranulin Action And Regulation In Genitourinary Cancers., Ryuta Tanimoto, Kuojung G Lu, Shi-Qiong Xu, Simone Buraschi, Antonino Belfiore, Renato V. Iozzo, Andrea Morrione 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Mechanisms Of Progranulin Action And Regulation In Genitourinary Cancers., Ryuta Tanimoto, Kuojung G Lu, Shi-Qiong Xu, Simone Buraschi, Antonino Belfiore, Renato V. Iozzo, Andrea Morrione

Department of Urology Faculty Papers

The growth factor progranulin has emerged in recent years as a critical regulator of transformation in several cancer models, including breast cancer, glioblastomas, leukemias, and hepatocellular carcinomas. Several laboratories, including ours, have also demonstrated an important role of progranulin in several genitourinary cancers, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, prostate, and bladder tumors, where progranulin acts as an autocrine growth factor thereby modulating motility and invasion of transformed cells. In this review, we will focus on the mechanisms of action and regulation of progranulin signaling in genitourinary cancers with a special emphasis on prostate and bladder tumors.


Bilateral Adrenal Hemorrhage In A Patient With Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Silpa Yalamanchili, MD 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Bilateral Adrenal Hemorrhage In A Patient With Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Silpa Yalamanchili, Md

The Medicine Forum

INTRODUCTION

Bilateral adrenal hemorrhage is relatively uncommon, with a reported incidence in the United States of 0.3-1.8% in hospital post-mortems1.Clinical manifestations of adrenal hemorrhage are widely variable, making diagnosis a challenge. Left undiagnosed and untreated, bilateral adrenal hemorrhage may lead to cardiovascular collapse and/or death. Here we present a rare case of bilateral adrenal hemorrhage in a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome; the aim of this case, and the corresponding literature review, is to highlight risk factors for and management of this condition.


Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis And Ventricular Arrhythmias: Case Report And Review Of The Literature, Ashish Shah, MD 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis And Ventricular Arrhythmias: Case Report And Review Of The Literature, Ashish Shah, Md

The Medicine Forum

INTRODUCTION

Amiodarone is a common drug used to treat arrhythmias and its side effects are diverse. An important adverse effect is amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT), which can potentially lead to a pro-arrythmogenic state. There have been limited studies on the pathogenesis of how thyrotoxicosis increases the risk of ventricular arrhythmias, which causes providers to face a therapeutic challenge in patients who require this medication for the prevention of life threatening arrhythmias. This case report will present a patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) who had recurrent ventricular arrhythmias on chronic amiodarone therapy in the setting of AIT.


Preventing And Treating Type 2 Diabetes Through A Physically Active Lifestyle, Raymond W. Leung, Jim Kamla, Man-Cheong Lee, Jennifer Y. Mak 2016 Marshall University

Preventing And Treating Type 2 Diabetes Through A Physically Active Lifestyle, Raymond W. Leung, Jim Kamla, Man-Cheong Lee, Jennifer Y. Mak

Jennifer Y Mak

By the late 1960s, the increasing number of type 2 diabetic cases in children and adolescents rapidly presented a signifi cant public health issue recognized by the American Diabetes Association (2000). Since then, the prevalence of pediatric type 2 diabetes appears to be on the rise not only in the United States but all around the world (Gungor et al., 2005). In the United States, an increase from fewer than four percent to more than 50 percent of new cases of type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population was reported between the years of 1982 and 1998 (American Diabetes Association ...


Type I Diabetes In Children And Vitamin D, Ashley B. Litchfield, Rebecca M. Hayes, Franklin D. Shuler MD, PhD, Susan L. Flesher MD 2016 Marshall University

Type I Diabetes In Children And Vitamin D, Ashley B. Litchfield, Rebecca M. Hayes, Franklin D. Shuler Md, Phd, Susan L. Flesher Md

Susan L Flesher, MD

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple childhood diseases including type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). T1DM in children is becoming more prevalent, with a 23% increase nationally from 2001 to 2009. Similarly, West Virginia has had an 8.1% increase in children with type 1Diabetes from 2008/2009 to 2010/2011. This article highlights the association between vitamin D and type 1 diabetes and discusses vitamin D’s potential role in the reduction and management of T1DM in children.


Comparison Of Diabetic Remission Rates Following Roux En-Y Gastric Bypass And Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy, Zachary Weitzner, Julie Flahive, Gordon Fitzgerald, Donald Czerniach, Philip Cohen, John Kelly, Richard A. Perugini 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Comparison Of Diabetic Remission Rates Following Roux En-Y Gastric Bypass And Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy, Zachary Weitzner, Julie Flahive, Gordon Fitzgerald, Donald Czerniach, Philip Cohen, John Kelly, Richard A. Perugini

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Introduction: Bariatric surgery is being increasingly investigated as treatment for Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). As Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) surpasses Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) as the new standard in bariatric surgery, it is still unknown if its efficacy in achieving remission is comparable to RYGB. This study compared diabetic remission rates between SG and RYGB in order to identify the predictive factors for remission and the mechanisms of achieving remission.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study comparing all diabetic patients undergoing RYGB and SG at an academic medical center from 1/1/11-7/1/15. Patients were followed preoperatively ...


Differences In Complication Rates Between Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass And Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy, Zachary Weitzner, Julie Flahive, Gordon Fitzgerald, Donald Czerniach, Philip Cohen, John Kelly, Richard A. Perugini 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Differences In Complication Rates Between Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass And Longitudinal Sleeve Gastrectomy, Zachary Weitzner, Julie Flahive, Gordon Fitzgerald, Donald Czerniach, Philip Cohen, John Kelly, Richard A. Perugini

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Introduction: Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) has surpassed Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) as the most commonly performed bariatric operation. Though the beneficial effect of SG on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is less than that of RYGB, it is perceived to have a lower complication rate. The purpose of this study was to quantify the complication rates between of SG and RYGB in a severely obese diabetic population.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study that included all diabetic patients undergoing RYGB and SG at an academic medical center from January 1, 2011 to July 1, 2015. Patients were followed at 6 week ...


Electronic Communication Systems: Energizing The Patient With Diabetes To Engage In Their Own Health Care, Michael J. Thompson 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Electronic Communication Systems: Energizing The Patient With Diabetes To Engage In Their Own Health Care, Michael J. Thompson

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Interdiscipllinary Mobile Health and Sensing Research," Dr. Thompson discusses his work in mobile diabetes monitoring.


Impact Of The Heart Watch Program On Patients At Risk Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes Or Cardiovascular Disease, Jennifer T. Fink, Kathryn K. Havens, Julia A. Schumacher, Renee E. Walker, George L. Morris III, David A. Nelson, Maharaj Singh, Ron A. Cisler 2016 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Impact Of The Heart Watch Program On Patients At Risk Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes Or Cardiovascular Disease, Jennifer T. Fink, Kathryn K. Havens, Julia A. Schumacher, Renee E. Walker, George L. Morris Iii, David A. Nelson, Maharaj Singh, Ron A. Cisler

Maharaj Singh

Purpose

Metabolic syndrome is a set of metabolic risk factors associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. We retrospectively evaluated the effectiveness of a lifestyle modification program (Heart WATCH) geared toward reducing development of chronic disease in women deemed at risk for metabolic syndrome, prediabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.

Methods

Our institution’s Heart WATCH program consists of screening sessions with a multidisciplinary team (physician/nurse, nutritionist and psychologist), a minimum of three visits with a nurse practitioner and weekly follow-up phone calls for a 14-week period. Sociodemographic variables were obtained at initial visit ...


An N Of One: My Review Of Management Of Type 1 Diabetes, Myself As Patient, Jarred Daugherty 2016 Butler University

An N Of One: My Review Of Management Of Type 1 Diabetes, Myself As Patient, Jarred Daugherty

BU Well

As technology has advanced, so has the management of diabetes. Insulin, the essential medication for type 1 diabetes, is marketed in an array of formulations and devices. Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) can be inserted to measure blood glucose every 5 minutes. The rise of social media has given diabetics online support groups, where they can share their story and learn from others overcoming similar challenges. So, how well do the current diabetes management strategies work? My name Is Jarred and I’m a type 1 diabetic. I have tried many of these products and this article is a review of ...


Screening Diabetic And Hypertensive Patients For Ocular Pathology Using Telemedicine Technology In Rural West Virginia: A Retrospective Chart Review, Rezwan Ahmed MD, Stephen M. Petrany, Russell Fry II, Michael Krasnow DO, PhD 2016 Marshall University

Screening Diabetic And Hypertensive Patients For Ocular Pathology Using Telemedicine Technology In Rural West Virginia: A Retrospective Chart Review, Rezwan Ahmed Md, Stephen M. Petrany, Russell Fry Ii, Michael Krasnow Do, Phd

Russell L. Fry, II

Abstract: Purpose: There is a disparity between the number of people who need healthcare and availability of medical services in rural areas. This paper describes the experience of using telemedicine technologies for ophthalmologic evaluation in diabetic and hypertensive patients presenting to a community health center in rural West Virginia.

Methods: A registered nurse at a community health center in McDowell County, WV was trained to use a retinal camera to capture high-resolution digital images of the retina. Patients with diabetes or hypertension were screened during their routine primary care visits. Retinal photos were transmitted to an ophthalmologist for review and ...


Screening Diabetic And Hypertensive Patients For Ocular Pathology Using Telemedicine Technology In Rural West Virginia: A Retrospective Chart Review, Rezwan Ahmed MD, Stephen M. Petrany, Russell Fry II, Michael Krasnow DO, PhD 2016 Marshall University

Screening Diabetic And Hypertensive Patients For Ocular Pathology Using Telemedicine Technology In Rural West Virginia: A Retrospective Chart Review, Rezwan Ahmed Md, Stephen M. Petrany, Russell Fry Ii, Michael Krasnow Do, Phd

Stephen M. Petrany MD

Abstract: Purpose: There is a disparity between the number of people who need healthcare and availability of medical services in rural areas. This paper describes the experience of using telemedicine technologies for ophthalmologic evaluation in diabetic and hypertensive patients presenting to a community health center in rural West Virginia.

Methods: A registered nurse at a community health center in McDowell County, WV was trained to use a retinal camera to capture high-resolution digital images of the retina. Patients with diabetes or hypertension were screened during their routine primary care visits. Retinal photos were transmitted to an ophthalmologist for review and ...


The Role Of 5-Alpha Reductase 3 In Steroid Metabolism, zahi mitri 2016 The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston

The Role Of 5-Alpha Reductase 3 In Steroid Metabolism, Zahi Mitri

UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

Background

The growth and development of prostate cancer is largely driven by androgen mediated signaling. The 5-alpha reductase family of enzymes plays an essential role in the conversion of testosterone to the more potent androgen, 5-alpha dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is capable of binding the androgen receptor to activate gene targets and downstream signaling. This study aimed to evaluate the role of 5-alpha reductase 3 (SRD5A3), a novel member of the 5-alpha reductase family, in steroid metabolism and prostate carcinogenesis.

Materials and Methods

HEK293 cells were transfected with the SRD5A3 human cDNA ORF Clone from OriGene. Steroid substrates (testosterone, progesterone, androstenedione ...


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