RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Vitamin E supplementation improves neutropenia and reduces the frequency of infections in patients with glycogen storage disease type 1b.

BACKGROUND: Neutropenia and/or neutrophil dysfunction are part of glycogen storage disease type 1b (GSD1b) phenotype. Recent studies indicated that activation of apoptosis and increased reactive oxygen species are implicated in the pathogenesis of neutropenia in GSD1b.

METHODS: We studied seven GSD1b patients over a 2-year-period to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin E, a known antioxidant, in preventing or improving the clinical manifestations associated with neutropenia and neutrophil dysfunction. Frequency and severity of infections, neutrophil counts and function, ileocolonoscopy and intestinal histology, were monitored. During the first year, patients did not assume vitamin E; during the second year of the study, vitamin E supplementation was added to their therapeutic regimens.

RESULTS: During vitamin E supplementation, the mean values of neutrophil counts were significantly higher (p < 0.05) and neutrophil counts lower than 500/mm(3) were found less frequently (p < 0.05); the frequency and severity of infections, mouth ulcers and perianal lesions, was reduced (p < 0.05); ileocolonoscopy and histology showed a mild improvement. Vitamin E supplementation did not result in changes in neutrophil function.

CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that vitamin E supplementation might be beneficial in GSD1b patients and may alleviate disease manifestations associated with neutropenia.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app