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Plasma Cellular Hypoxia, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Disease Risk and Prognostic Factors in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Saudi Arabia

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.117
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262-73
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This study investigated the level of plasma hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α and cytochrome c (CytoC) in correlation with C-reactive protein, dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, and prognostic factors in Type 2 diabetic patients in Saudi Arabia. Reduced level of HIF-1α and non-significant increased level of CytoC correlated negatively with these prognostic factors. These results pointed to a possible pathogenetic implication for HIF-1α.

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Objective: This cross-sectional study evaluated the association of plasma cytochrome c (CytoC) and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α, as mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular hypoxia biomarkers, with disease risk factors and prognosis in Type 2 diabetic patients in Saudi Arabia.

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30 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2017

Phototherapy Induces an Improvement In Clinical and Biochemical Scores In Rheumatoid Arthritis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.490
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure. Phototherapy, within a range from 425 to 650 nm and 11.33 Joules/cm2, can induce an improvement in clinical and laboratorial variables in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Objective: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease for which there is no known cure. UV light can induce immunosuppressive effects. Our main objective was to ascertain whether a complementary treatment with phototherapy improves changes in functional scales in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

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Estimation of the Levels of C-reactive Protein, Interleukin-6, Total Leukocyte Count, and Differential Count in Peripheral Blood Smear of Patients with Chronic Periodontitis in a South Indian Population

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.096
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826–31
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Periodontitis results in higher systemic levels of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, total leukocyte count and neutrophils. These elevated inflammatory factors may increase inflammatory activity in atherosclerotic lesions, potentially increasing the risk for cardiovascular events.

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Aims: The aim of the present study is to investigate systemic levels of inflammatory markers of cardiovascular diseases like C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), total leukocyte count and differential count in patients with chronic periodontitis, in comparison to healthy individuals without periodontal disease.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

C-reactive Protein: Adjunct to Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

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551–5
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Prevention of cardiovascular disease is well-described. However, a significant gap lies in the detection of at-risk persons who should be targeted for intervention. Can C-reactive protein be an effective adjunct to cardiovascular risk assessment.

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Objectives: The study aimed to investigate whether elevated plasma high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels are independently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to then assess the effectiveness of the addition of hs-CRP testing to cardiovascular risk assessment by standard lipid screening.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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