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The Effects of Obesity in Asthma.

Purpose of Review: Rising costs and increasing morbidity makes the identification and treatment of high-risk asthma phenotypes important. In this review, we outline the complex relationship between obesity and asthma.

The relationship of obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder, and obesity is a known risk factor for its development. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, and a corresponding increase in the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea...

Human plasma fibrinogen is synthesized in the liver.

Hereditary systemic amyloidosis caused by fibrinogen Aalpha-chain gene mutations is an autosomal dominant condition with variable penetrance, usually of late onset, and typically presents with nephropathy leading to renal failure.

Association of Patisiran, an RNA Interference Therapeutic, With Regional Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis: The APOLLO Study.

Objective: To evaluate the treatment association of patisiran with regional LV myocardial strain in cardiac manifestation in hATTR amyloidosis.

Obesity, Inflammation, and Prostate Cancer.

The prevalence of obesity is increasing in the world, and obesity-induced disease, insulin-resistance, cardiovascular disease, and malignancies are becoming a problem. Epidemiological studies have shown that obesity is associated...

Effect of lorcaserin on prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients (CAMELLIA-TIMI 61): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Background: There is a direct relationship between bodyweight and risk of diabetes. Lorcaserin, a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist that suppresses appetite, has been shown to facilitate sustained weight loss in obese or...

Treating obesity in patients with cardiovascular disease: the pharmacotherapeutic options.

Areas covered: Herein, the authors review the most commonly used FDA approved medications for the treatment of obesity, describing their mechanism of action, and the efficacy and safety of the medications as seen in...

Interaction of obesity and atrial fibrillation: an overview of pathophysiology and clinical management.

Areas covered: We will briefly discuss the obesity paradox and its mechanisms regarding cardiac and hemodynamic function changes. In the first main part of this review, we will be discussing risk assessment studies...

General and abdominal obesity in relation to the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome.

Background: Earlier studies on the obesity‐IBS association have mostly been reported from Western nations, and limited data are available in this regard from developing countries. This study was performed to examine...

A randomized, phase 3 trial of naltrexone SR/bupropion SR on weight and obesity-related risk factors (COR-II).

Objective: To examine the effects of naltrexone/bupropion (NB) combination therapy on weight and weight-related risk factors in overweight and obese participants.

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