Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increases in IgE, eosinophils, mast cells can ID IgG4-RD

(HealthDay)—Most patients with immunoglobulin G subclass 4-related disease (IgG4-RD) have increased levels of IgE, eosinophils, and mast cells, according to research published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Pediatrics

Toward a better definition for acute kidney injury in newborns

Each year, thousands of infants in the United States end up in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) with acute kidney injury (AKI), a condition in which the kidneys falter in performing the critical role of filtering waste ...

Diabetes

Canagliflozin delays increase in certain CV biomarkers in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), treatment with canagliflozin delays the increase in serum N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) compared ...

Ophthalmology

Significantly higher serum melatonin in human myopes

(HealthDay)—Human myopes exhibit significantly higher serum melatonin (Mel) concentration than non-myopes, according to a study published online July 18 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Memantine linked to lower neuron-specific enolase in TBI

(HealthDay)—For patients with moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), memantine is associated with reduced neuronal damage, as assessed by serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), according to a study published online ...

Diabetes

Tryptophan may be marker for diabetic nephropathy

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD), a lower level of tryptophan (Trp) is associated with rapid decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), according to a study published ...

Cardiology

Review links conjugated linoleic acid supplementation to CRP

(HealthDay)—Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation is associated with an increase in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 29 in Cardiovascular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Valproic acid concentration drops with ketogenic diet

(HealthDay)—For patients with epilepsy, anti-epileptic drug serum concentrations remain stable during the ketogenic diet (KD), apart from those of valproic acid, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal ...

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