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OBJECTIVE We aim to check if serum levels of receptor for advanced glycation endproduct (RAGE) ligands S100B, S100A6 and S100P were related to myocardial injury in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS Serum levels of S100B, S100A6, S100P, and soluble RAGE (sRAGE) were analyzed in 882 patients. Based upon clinical and laboratory findings, they were(More)
BACKGROUND Irisin is a newly discovered hormone that is proposed to be a promising therapeutic target in obesity and type 2 diabetes. It has received remarkable attention recently, while inconsistent results have been shown regarding its association with chronic exercise training in adults. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of(More)
To evaluate the clinical significance of QT dispersion after exercise in patients with previous myocardial infarction, QT dispersion (QTd) and corrected QTd (QTcd) were assessed with standard 12 leads electrocardiogram in 90 patients with previous myocardial infarction and 30 healthy persons before and 3 min after a treadmill exercise test. In addition, 24(More)
A major shortcoming of contemporary dentin adhesives is their limited durability. Exposed collagen fibrils within the bonding interface are degraded by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), resulting in aging of the resin-dentin bond. In this study, chlorhexidine-loaded amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) nanoparticles were synthesized to induce the(More)
BACKGROUND Walking is the most popular and most preferred exercise among type 2 diabetes patients, yet compelling evidence regarding its beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors is still lacking. The aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the association between walking and glycemic control and other(More)
BACKGROUND While step counter use has become popular among type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, its effectiveness in increasing physical activity (PA) and improving glycemic control has been poorly defined. The aim of this meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was to evaluate the association of step counter use with PA and glycemic control in T2D(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate recovery (HRR) is a noninvasive assessment of autonomic dysfunction and has been implicated with risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. However, evidence has not been systematically assessed. We performed a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies to quantify these associations in the general population. METHODS(More)
Vigorous to maximal aerobic interval training (INT) has received remarkable interest in improving cardiometabolic outcomes for type 2 diabetes patients recently, yet with inconsistent findings. This meta-analysis was aimed to quantify its effectiveness in type 2 diabetes. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by searches of 3 databases to(More)
BACKGROUND Increased physical activity (PA) is a key element in the management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, its association with NAFLD risk has not been systematically assessed. This meta-analysis of observational studies was to quantify this association with dose-response analysis. METHODS Electronic databases were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate effects of color matching of different cavosurface margins on the resin composites in vitro. METHODS Twenty extracted human premolars with an A2 shade buccal surface were used in this study. Rectangular shaped cavities (3.0 mm depth, 2.0 mm width, 2.0 mm length) were prepared in the center of the buccal surfaces. The gingival and(More)