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  1. Comparison of anamnestic history, alcohol intake and smoking, nutritional status, and liver dysfunction between thorotrast patients who developed primary liver cancer and those who did not

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    In order to clarify the differences in past history, nutritional condition and, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and liver dysfunction between the thorotrast patients who developed primary liver cancer and those who did not, 103 persons who had no primary liver cancer in January 1980 were studied. All subjects were military men who had undergone angiography with thorotrast between 1943 and 1946. Twenty persons developed hepatocellular carcinoma and 16 developed intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma by April 1987, whereas 67 are still alive without any cancer. There was no difference in age or period after thorotrast infusion between those two groups of patients in January 1980. A difference in history of hepatitis and/or jaundice and presence of hepatic dysfunction was found between the subjects who developed primary liver cancers and those who did not. These findings suggest that an anamnestic history of hepatitis and liver dysfunction are risks for development of thorotrast-induced liver cancer. On the basis of the above findings, early detection of liver dysfunction offers a possibility of early diagnosis of primary liver cancer

  2. Food intake of patients with atopic dermatitis.

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    Barth, G A; Weigl, L; Boeing, H; Disch, R; Borelli, S

    2001-01-01

    There is only restricted information about the nutritional behavior of adult patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Our purpose was to evaluate the food intake in a series of patients with AD with particular consideration of self-reported food intolerance. Particular attention was paid to the risks of nutrient deficiencies. We examined the intake of 28 food items in 116 AD patients with a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ). For each food item the cohort was divided in two groups according to whether symptoms were reported or not (symptomatic vs. asymptomatic). We found in a series of food items a significant lower food intake among symptomatic patients. Significantly lower intakes were reported by symptomatic patients for dairy products, fish, egg, pork, oranges, non-specified fruits, apples, kiwis, green or red peppers, peanuts and hazelnuts. We concluded that in symptomatic AD patients supplementation with specific nutrients might become mandatory. This is particularly pertinent for calcium, iodine, vitamin C and n-3 fatty acids. PMID:11358724

  3. Assessment of Daily Food and Nutrient Intake in Japanese Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Using Dietary Reference Intakes

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    Naoto Nakamura

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Medical nutrition therapy for the management of diabetes plays an important role in preventing diabetes complications and managing metabolic control. However, little is known about actual eating habits of individuals with type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM, especially in Japan. Therefore, we sought to (1 assess the dietary intake of individuals with T2DM, and (2 characterize their intake relative to national recommendations. This cross-sectional study involved 149 patients (77 males and 72 females aged 40–79 years with T2DM recruited at a Kyoto hospital. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated self-administered diet history questionnaire. Under-consumption, adequacy, and over-consumption, of nutrients were compared to the age- and sex-based standards of the Japanese Dietary Reference Intakes. Among the results, most notable are (1 the inadequacy of diets in men with respect to intake of vitamins and minerals, likely owing to low intake of vegetables and fruits; (2 excess contributions of fat intake to total energy in both sexes; and (3 excess consumption of sweets and beverages relative to the national average. The prevalence of diabetes complications may be increasing because of a major gap between the typical dietary intake of individuals with T2DM and dietary recommendation.

  4. Reorganization of a hospital catering system increases food intake in patients with inadequate intake

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    Freil, M.; Nielsen, M. A.; Biltz, C.; Gut, R.; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg; Almdal, T.

    2006-01-01

    Background: Low food intake is a frequent problem in undernourished hospital patients. Objective: To study whether a reorganization of a hospital catering system enabling patients to choose their evening meal individually, in combination with an increase in the energy density of the food, increases the energy and protein intake of the patients. Design: Observational study comparing the food intake before and twice after the implementation of the new system, the first time by specially trained st...

  5. Reorganization of a hospital catering system increases food intake in patients with inadequate intake

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    Freil, M; Nielsen, MA; Blitz, B; Gut, C; Almdal, Thomas Peter

    2006-01-01

    Background : Low food intake is a frequent problem in undernourished hospital patients. Objective: To study whether a reorganization of a hospital catering system enabling patients to choose their evening meal individually, in combination with an increase in the energy density of the food, increases the energy and protein intake of the patients. Design: Observational study comparing the food intake before and twice after the implementation of the new system, the first time by specially trained s...

  6. Reorganization of a hospital catering system increases food intake in patients with inadequate intake

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    Freil, M; Nielsen, MA

    2006-01-01

    Background : Low food intake is a frequent problem in undernourished hospital patients. Objective: To study whether a reorganization of a hospital catering system enabling patients to choose their evening meal individually, in combination with an increase in the energy density of the food, increases the energy and protein intake of the patients. Design: Observational study comparing the food intake before and twice after the implementation of the new system, the first time by specially trained staff and the second time by ordinary staff members, following training. The amount of food served, eaten and wasted was measured, and energy and protein intake calculated. Results: The quartile of patients with the lowest energy intake consumed on average 128 kJ per patient [(95% confidence interval (CI) 79-178 kJ] with the old system; with the new system they consumed 560 kJ per patient (95% CI 489-631 kJ) on the first occasion, and 1021 kJ per patient (95% CI 939-1104 kJ) on the second occasion. With the old system, the wastage was on average 276 g per patient (48% of the total amount produced) compared with 118 g per patient (30%) and 78 g (21%) on the two test occasions with the new system. Conclusions: Reorganization of a hospital catering system can increase energy and protein intake and reduce waste substantially.

  7. Caffeine intake by patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

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    L.C., Vendramini; J.L., Nishiura; A.C., Baxmann; I.P., Heilberg.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Because caffeine may induce cyst and kidney enlargement in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), we evaluated caffeine intake and renal volume using renal ultrasound in ADPKD patients. Caffeine intake was estimated by the average of 24-h dietary recalls obtained on 3 nonconsecutive d [...] ays in 102 ADPKD patients (68 females, 34 males; 39 ± 12 years) and compared to that of 102 healthy volunteers (74 females, 28 males; 38 ± 14 years). The awareness of the need for caffeine restriction was assessed. Clinical and laboratory data were obtained from the medical records of the patients. Mean caffeine intake was significantly lower in ADPKD patients versus controls (86 vs 134 mg/day), and 63% of the ADPKD patients had been previously aware of caffeine restriction. Caffeine intake did not correlate with renal volume in ADPKD patients. There were no significant differences between the renal volumes of patients in the highest and lowest tertiles of caffeine consumption. Finally, age-adjusted multiple linear regression revealed that renal volume was associated with hypertension, chronic kidney disease stage 3 and the time since diagnosis, but not with caffeine intake. The present small cross-sectional study indicated a low level of caffeine consumption by ADPKD patients when compared to healthy volunteers, which was most likely due to prior awareness of the need for caffeine restriction. Within the range of caffeine intake observed by ADPKD patients in this study (0-471 mg/day), the renal volume was not directly associated with caffeine intake.

  8. Evaluation of Food Intake in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

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    Z Faghfoori

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Ulcerative colitis (UC is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon of unknown cause that is associated with important nutrition deficiencies such as protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Because no study has been carried out to date in Iran, the aim of this pilot study was the assessment of dietary intake of these patients. Methods: In this pilot study, 41 UC patients whose disease severity was mild or moderate were selected. Data about diet restrictions were collected via a questionnaire and dietary intake was assessed 3 times during a 2 month period with 30 days interval and 3-day food-recall (9days in general. Results: Subjects were 26 men and 15 women and 65.9% patients avoided completely or limited milk intake. Dietary limitation about fruits and vegetables was 24.4 and 43.9 percent, respectively and legumes intake was 58.5%. Mean calorie intake in 41 patients was 2125.14±60.83 calories/day and in two groups, calcium and fiber intake was significantly less than the standard dietary recommendation. Conclusion: Dietary intake examination showed some deficiencies such as calcium and iron deficiency and fiber intake was low because the intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes was limited.

  9. Caffeine intake by patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

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    Vendramini, L.C.; J.L. Nishiura; Baxmann, A.C.; Heilberg, I.P.

    2012-01-01

    Because caffeine may induce cyst and kidney enlargement in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), we evaluated caffeine intake and renal volume using renal ultrasound in ADPKD patients. Caffeine intake was estimated by the average of 24-h dietary recalls obtained on 3 nonconsecutive days in 102 ADPKD patients (68 females, 34 males; 39 ± 12 years) and compared to that of 102 healthy volunteers (74 females, 28 males; 38 ± 14 years). The awareness of the need for caffeine restrict...

  10. Nutritional intake of gut failure patients on home parenteral nutrition

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    Nutrient intake patterns were analyzed in 23 patients with gut failure who were receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). All patients had stable weights without changes in intravenous calories or protein for 3 consecutive months. Our objectives were to assess oral intake of calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein, to examine relationships between oral nutrient intakes and disease categories, and to compare oral and intravenous intakes to calculated resting energy expenditure (REE). Two patterns of oral nutrient intake were identified among the patients. Patients with short bowel syndrome, regardless of the underlying disease, consumed calories by mouth that clearly exceeded calculated resting energy expenditure (short bowel, non-Crohn's, 170% of REE; short bowel, Crohn's, 200 of REE); however, calories approximating the REE had to be given via HPN, suggesting that efficiency of absorption was at a very low level. Patients with diffuse gut diseases (radiation enteritis or pseudo-obstruction syndromes) had very low intakes of oral nutrients. The distribution of oral calories among carbohydrate, protein, and fat did not differ among the disease categories

  11. Food intakes and preferences of hospitalised geriatric patients

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    Wan Chik Wan Chak

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A cross sectional survey was carried out on 120 hospitalised geriatric patients aged 60 and above in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur to investigate their nutrient intakes and food preferences. Methods Food intakes were recorded using a one day weighed method and diet recall. Food preferences were determined using a five point hedonic score. Food wastages and factors affecting dietary adequacy were also investigated. Results The findings indicated that the mean intakes of energy and all nutrients investigated except for vitamin C and fluid were below the individual requirement for energy, protein and fluid, and the Malaysian Recommendation of Dietary Allowances (RDA for calcium, iron, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and acid ascorbic. In general, subjects preferred vegetables, fruits and beans to red meat, milk and dairy products. There was a trend of women to have a higher percentage for food wastage. Females, diabetic patients, subjects who did not take snacks and subjects who were taking hospital food only, were more likely to consume an inadequate diet (p Conclusions Food service system in hospital should consider the food preferences among geriatric patients in order to improve the nutrient intake. In addition, the preparation of food most likely to be rejected such as meat, milk and dairy products need some improvements to increase the acceptance of these foods among geriatric patients. This is important because these foods are good sources of energy, protein and micronutrients that can promote recovery from disease or illness.

  12. Comparisons of food intake between breast cancer patients and controls in Korean women

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    Kim, Eun-Young; Hong, Yeong-Seon; Jeon, Hae-Myung; Sung, Mi-Kyung; Sung, Chung-Ja

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare food intakes between Korean breast cancer patients and a healthy control group. We compared the intake of nutrients of 117 food items between Korean breast cancer patients (n=97) and age matched healthy controls (n=97). Nutrient intake was estimated using a quantitative food frequency questionnaire. The mean caloric intake of breast cancer patients and healthy controls was not significantly different. Breast cancer patients consumed significantly less ...

  13. Stress history increases alcohol intake in relapse: Relation to phosphodiesterase 10A

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    Logrip, Marian L.; Zorrilla, Eric P.

    2012-01-01

    Stressful experiences in humans can result in elevated alcohol drinking, as exemplified in many individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. However, how stress history, rather than acute stressors, influences alcohol intake remains uncertain. To model the protracted effects of past stress, male Wistar rats were subjected to light-cued footshock stress (Stress History) or light cues alone (Control) prior to their acquisition of alcohol self-administration (1-h sessions, fixed ratio1–3, 10...

  14. Dietary fat and antioxidant vitamin intake in patients of neurodegenerative disease in a rural region of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Navarro-Meza, Mónica; Gabriel-Ortiz, Genaro; Pacheco-Moisés, Fermín P.; Cruz-Ramos, José A.; López-Espinoza, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate and compare the intake of lipids and (A, E, and C) vitamins in patients with and without possible neurodegenerative diseases. Methods Twenty adults with possible Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease and 41 control subjects (50–89 years old) from a rural region were studied. Dietary intake was evaluated with the analysis of macronutrients and micronutrients conducted by a food frequency questionnaire and 24 hours dietary record. Analyses were adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, and energy intake. Through interrogation and use of medical record form of health secretary we obtained information about the sociodemographic characteristics. Multivariate analysis of variance to allow for covariated adjustment was used. Results Patients had a lower energy intake, vitamin C (P = 0.016), fruits (P < 0.001), vegetables (P = 0.037), and oils and fat (P = 0.002), than the controls. Interestingly, the C vitamin intake in patients was still higher than the recommended. Patients had a higher consumption of cereals (P = 0.017), high-animal fat diet (P = 0.024), and whole milk (P < 0.001); 2.4% of the controls smoke and 5% are alcohol consumers. Eighty-five percent of patients and 78% of the controls do not have physical activity. Family history of subjects in this study indicated chronic diseases. Conclusion The subjects included in this study had a high intake of C vitamin, this is due to the consumption of fruits and vegetables. However, patients with possible Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease had a lower intake of fruits and vegetables, which could be due to type of food to which they have access. PMID:24257159

  15. Sodium intake in men and potassium intake in women determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Japanese hypertensive patients: OMEGA Study

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    Teramoto, Tamio; Kawamori, Ryuzo; Miyazaki, Shigeru; TERAMUKAI, SATOSHI

    2011-01-01

    Dietary intake affects hypertension and metabolic syndrome (MS) and their management. In Japanese hypertensive patients, little evidence exists regarding the relation between diet and MS. A self-administered lifestyle questionnaire was completed by each patient at the baseline. Three dietary scores were calculated for each patient: sodium intake, potassium intake and soybean/fish intake. The relationships between dietary scores and systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (D...

  16. Assessment of Daily Food and Nutrient Intake in Japanese Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Using Dietary Reference Intakes

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    Naoto Nakamura; Goji Hasegawa; Michiaki Fukui; Masashi Kuwahata; Hina Tatsumi; Mayuko Kadono; Sayori Wada; Hiroya Iwase; Mikako Hattori; Yukiko Kobayashi; Yasuhiro Kido

    2013-01-01

    Medical nutrition therapy for the management of diabetes plays an important role in preventing diabetes complications and managing metabolic control. However, little is known about actual eating habits of individuals with type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM), especially in Japan. Therefore, we sought to (1) assess the dietary intake of individuals with T2DM, and (2) characterize their intake relative to national recommendations. This cross-sectional study involved 149 patients (77 males and 72 fem...

  17. Parental history of hypertension and dietary intakes in early adolescent offspring: a population-based study.

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    Gopinath, B; Louie, J C Y; Flood, V M; Rochtchina, E; Baur, L A; Mitchell, P

    2014-12-01

    We investigated the cross-sectional association between parental history of hypertension and dietary intakes among early adolescent schoolchildren. A total of 1845 participants aged 12 years had complete data on diet and parental medical history, and thus they were included in the final analyses. Dietary data were assessed from validated semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaires. Parents completed questionnaires about their medical conditions. Cases where the biological mother and/or father had hypertension were classified as positive parental history of hypertension. After multivariable adjustment, participants with positive versus negative parental history of hypertension had 33% greater likelihood of consuming soft drinks ?1 per week. Boys with a parental history versus boys without a parental history of hypertension consumed more energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods: 379.4?g per day and 318.0?g per day, respectively, P=0.02. Girls with a positive versus a negative parental history consumed more vegetables: 164.1 versus 142.6?g per day, P=0.01. Significant associations were not observed between those with and those without a positive parental history in mean dietary intakes of carbohydrates, fats, sugars and sodium. Children with a positive parental history of hypertension were 67% more likely to simultaneously engage in three unhealthy lifestyle behaviors (excessive recreational screen viewing, high consumption of snacks and and high consumption of soft drinks). Parental hypertension was associated with unhealthy dietary behaviors among offspring, including higher consumption of soft drinks and energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods. PMID:24573132

  18. Intake of antioxidants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Bruna Nolasco Siqueira Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to investigate dietary intake of antioxidants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: this is a cross-sectional case series study with 53 women accompanied at the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic, Hospital das Clínicas/UFPE, from January to October 2012. Demographic and anthropometric parameters (weight, height, body mass index, weight change were collected by means of a form. The assessment of food consumption was conducted using a semi-quantitative food frequency survey, analyzed according to a food composition table. Database construction and statistical analysis were performed using Excel and SPSS version 18.0, using chi-squared test, Anova, and Student’s t-test, at a confidence level of 5%. Results: the sample was composed of 53 women with a mean age of 54.51 ± 4.24 years and BMI of 25.97 ± 5.94 kg/m². In the sociodemographic variables, statistically significant differences in origin, occupation, and income were observed. Daily consumption showed significance for vitamins A, C, and zinc. In adults, vitamins A and C were in accordance with recommendations, while in the elderly a low intake of vitamin E and selenium was observed. The relation between vitamin E and origin was significant. Conclusion: the sample was composed of 53 women with a mean age of 54.51 ± 4.24 years and BMI of 25.97 ± 5.94 kg/m². In the sociodemographic variables, statistically significant differences in origin, occupation, and income were observed. Daily consumption showed significance for vitamins A, C, and zinc. In adults, vitamins A and C were in accordance with recommendations, while in the elderly a low intake of vitamin E and selenium was observed. The relation between vitamin E and origin was significant.

  19. Association of Dietary Phosphorus Intake and Phosphorus to Protein Ratio with Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

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    Noori, Nazanin; Kalantar-zadeh, Kamyar; KOVESDY, Csaba P.; BROSS, RACHELLE; Benner, Debbie; Kopple, Joel D.

    2010-01-01

    Background and objectives: Epidemiologic studies show an association between higher predialysis serum phosphorus and increased death risk in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. The hypothesis that higher dietary phosphorus intake and higher phosphorus content per gram of dietary protein intake are each associated with increased mortality in MHD patients was examined.

  20. Food caregivers influence on nutritional intake among admitted haematological cancer patients - a prospective study

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    Lindman, Astrid; Rasmussen, Helle Brygger

    2013-01-01

    Haematological cancer patients have an increased risk of undernourishment due to their malignancy, treatment toxicity and severe infections. This study examines whether kitchen assistants working as food caregivers increase nutritional intake and knowledge among haematological cancer patients.

  1. Dietary intake in head and neck irradiated patients with permanent dry mouth symptoms

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    Radiotherapy of the head and neck region, which includes the major and minor salivary glands in the radiation field, usually leads to temporary or permanent xerostomia. This may affect eating and increase the risk of inadequate intake of energy and nutrients. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of radiotherapy-induced xerostomia on energy and nutrient intake in individuals treated for malignancies in the head and neck region. The dietary intake of 24 patients with a low chewing stimulated whole saliva flow rate (1.0 ml/min) was recorded for 7 days. The average daily energy intake was nearly 300 kcal lower in the irradiated patients with dry mouth symptoms than in the control group. The mean intake in the former group was 1925 kcal per day whereas the control group had an intake of 2219 kcal per day. Irradiated patients with dry mouth symptoms had significantly lower mean intakes of vitamin A, ?-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folacine, iron and zinc than those in the control group. There was also a lower intake of vitamin C, but this was not statistically significant. The intake of vitamins A and C exceeded or reached the levels recommended in the Swedish Nutritional recommendations, but the average intakes of fibre, iron, ?-carotene, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and iron did not reach recommended levels, in neither the experimental nor the control group. (Author)

  2. Dietary Intake Assessment and Biochemical Characteristics of Blood and Urine in Patients with Chronic Gastritis

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    Choi, Mi-Kyeong; Kang, Myung-Hwa; Kim, Mi-hyun

    2015-01-01

    Chronic gastritis is a prevalent gastroentestinal disease in Korea. The purpose of this study was to investigate status of foods and nutrients intake and health related biochemical indicators in the patients with chronic gastritis. Daily food and nutrient intake, blood lipids, and antioxidant indicators in the urine, were compared between a group of 19 patients diagnosed with chronic gastritis and a control group of 27 subjects having normal gastroscopy. No significant differences were found ...

  3. Excessive Fluid Overload Among Haemodialysis Patients : Prevalence, Individual Characteristics and Self-regulation of Fluid Intake

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    Lindberg, Magnus

    2010-01-01

    This thesis is comprised of four studies and concerns haemodialysis patients’ confidence in being able to manage fluid intake between treatment sessions, and whether the fluid intake is influenced by certain modifiable characteristics of the persons in question. The overall aim was to study aspects of excessive fluid overload and haemodialysis patients’ self-regulation of fluid allotment from a bio-psychosocial and behavioural medicine perspective. The extent of non-adherence to fluid allotme...

  4. Dietary Intake in Body Mass Index Differences in Community-Based Japanese Patients with Schizophrenia.

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    Haruyuki Ito

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Patients with schizophrenia reportedly have a high prevalence of obesity. One of the reasons is a poor choice of diet. The goal of this study was to clarify characteristics of the dietary intake across the strata of the body mass index (BMI and to compare the general population and patients with schizophrenia in Japan.This is a cross-sectional study of 51 patients with schizophrenia residing in rural areas in 2011. Anthropometric indices (of height, weight, body mass index were measured at the commencement of the survey. Intakes of energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins, total fiber, and salt were noted through a 3-day dietary recording. The nutrient intake was estimated using Excel add-in software (Excel Eiyou-kun Ver. 6.0, Kenpakusha Co., Ltd.. Patients were divided into two groups: those with a BMI ?25 kg/m(2 and with a BMI <25 kg/m(2, and the differences in their nutrition intake were analyzed. To compare these patients with the general population, the results of the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 2010 (NHNS were used (the NHNS group. For statistical analysis, an unpaired t-test was performed with P < 0.05.Patients with a BMI ?25 kg/m(2 had the higher intakes than those with a BMI <25 kg/m(2 of energy, fat and phosphorus and salt. Patients with schizophrenia showed higher intakes of energy, carbohydrate, fat, calcium, phosphorus and salt than the NHNS group.The characteristics of the dietary intake in patients with schizophrenia were suggested the food constitution that is likely to increase the body weight.

  5. Dietary intake of nutrients and its correlation with fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients.

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    Sama Bitarafan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The role of nutrition in the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS and related complications such as fatigue has been reported by several studies. The aim of this study is the assessment of nutritional status and its relationship with fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients.This is a cross-sectional study, in which 101 relapsing-remitting MS patients were enrolled. The fatigue status was determined using the validated Persian version of of the Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS. Dietary intake was assessed using a 3-day food record questionnaire and compared to dietary reference intake (DRI values. Association between variables was determined using Pearson Correlation Coefficient.In the preset study, 25 men and 76 women (total = 101 were enrolled. Analysis of dietary intake showed that daily intake of vitamin D, folate, calcium, and magnesium were significantly lower than DRI in all of patients. In men, zinc intake was significantly lower than DRI; while, in women, iron was significantly below the DRI level. After adjusting for energy, MFIS and its physical subscale were highly correlated with intake of folate and magnesium.Our findings support that lower magnesium and folate diets are correlated with higher fatigue scores in MS patients.

  6. Validity of a self-administered diet history questionnaire for estimating vitamin D intakes of Japanese pregnant women.

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    Shiraishi, Mie; Haruna, Megumi; Matsuzaki, Masayo; Murayama, Ryoko; Kitanaka, Sachiko; Sasaki, Satoshi

    2015-10-01

    Maternal vitamin D status is important for fetal development and the prevention of pregnancy complications. Mothers require both sufficient intakes and skin production of this vitamin. We investigated the validity and test-retest reliability of a self-administered diet history questionnaire (DHQ) to establish a method of assessing vitamin D intakes of Japanese pregnant women, using a serum marker. A total of 245 healthy pregnant women in the second trimester, who were not taking vitamin D supplements, were recruited at a university hospital in Tokyo between June 2010 and July 2011. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations were measured as an indicator of vitamin D status. To assess the test-retest reliability of the DHQ, 58 pregnant women completed it twice within a 4-5-week interval. Significant positive correlations between intakes and serum concentrations of vitamin D were found (r?=?0.266 for daily intakes and r?=?0.249 for energy-adjusted intakes). In the winter investigation in which the serum 25(OH)D concentrations were less likely to be affected by sunlight exposure, the correlation coefficients were 0.304 for both daily and energy-adjusted intakes. After excluding participants with pregnancy-associated nausea, the coefficients increased. The intraclass correlation coefficient between vitamin D intakes estimated from the two-time DHQ was 0.638. The DHQ provides an acceptable validity and reliability of the vitamin D intake of Japanese pregnant women. However, the data of women with nausea should be interpreted with caution. We believe that the DHQ is a useful questionnaire to grasp and improve vitamin D intakes during pregnancy. PMID:24118748

  7. Relationship between dietary macronutrient intake and the risk of age-related cataract in middle-aged and elderly patients in northeast China

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    Zhi-Quan Lu

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To examine the association between dietary macronutrient intake and the risk of age-related cataract (ARC in middle-aged and elderly men.METHODS:A hospital-based case-control study was conducted from December 2009 to November 2011. Cases (n=360 were patients with cataract aged 45-85 years old, and controls (n=360 were patients who had been admitted to the same hospital for diseases not related with cataract. All subjects were interviewed using a structured interviewer-administrated questionnaire that included information on socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle habits and detailed medical history, simultaneously, the dietary intakes of nutrients were collected via a valid semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ. The odds ratios (OR and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI of three types of ARC were estimated using multiple logistic regression models.RESULTS: After adjusting for multiple potential confounders, total dietary intake of carbohydrate was positively associated with cortical cataract, compared to controls in the lowest quartile, and the OR for cases in the highest quartile of intake was 2.471 (95%CI:1.348-6.043, P=0.027. Higher dietary intakes of protein were protective for posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC (OR=0.528, 95%CI:0.148-0.869, P=0.023. Dietary fat intake was not associated with any type of cataract, however, participants in the highest quartile of polyunsaturated fatty acids intake had 2.7 times the risk of nuclear cataract as did those in the lowest quartile (OR=2.742, 95%CI:1.790-4.200, P=0.033.CONCLUSION: A high intake of carbohydrate and polyunsaturated fatty acid may increase the odds of cortical and nuclear cataract, respectively, whereas high intake of protein, especially animal protein, may protect against PSC cataract. It is possible that dietary changes of target population may reduce the risk of ARC.

  8. Dietary Vitamin K Intake Is Associated with Cognition and Behaviour among Geriatric Patients: The CLIP Study

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    Justine Chouet

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Our objective was to determine whether dietary vitamin K intake was associated with cognition and behavior among older adults. 192 consecutive participants ?65 years, recruited in the cross-sectional CLIP (Cognition and LIPophilic vitamins study, were separated into two groups according to the tertiles of dietary phylloquinone intake (i.e., lowest third below 207 µg/day versus the other two thirds combined. Daily dietary phylloquinone intake was estimated from 50-item interviewer-administered food frequency questionnaire. Cognition was assessed with Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE; behaviour with Frontotemporal Behavioral Rating Scale (FBRS. Age, gender, social problems, education, body mass index (BMI, comorbidities, history of stroke, use vitamin K antagonists, inadequate fatty fish intake, serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH, vitamin B12, albumin, and estimated glomerular filtration rate were used as confounders. Compared to participants in the lowest third of dietary phylloquinone intake (n = 64, those with higher intake had higher (i.e., better mean MMSE score (22.0 ± 5.7 versus 19.9 ± 6.2, p = 0.024 and lower (i.e., better FBRS score (1.5 ± 1.2 versus 1.9 ± 1.3, p = 0.042. In multivariate linear regressions, log dietary phylloquinone intake was positively associated with MMSE score (adjusted ? = 1.66, p = 0.013 and inversely associated with FBRS score (adjusted ? = ?0.33, p = 0.037. Specifically, log dietary phylloquinone intake correlated negatively with FBRS subscore of physical neglect (r = ?0.24, p = 0.001. Higher dietary phylloquinone intake was associated with better cognition and behavior among older adults.

  9. Dietary Vitamin K Intake Is Associated with Cognition and Behaviour among Geriatric Patients: The CLIP Study.

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    Chouet, Justine; Ferland, Guylaine; Féart, Catherine; Rolland, Yves; Presse, Nancy; Boucher, Kariane; Barberger-Gateau, Pascale; Beauchet, Olivier; Annweiler, Cedric

    2015-08-01

    Our objective was to determine whether dietary vitamin K intake was associated with cognition and behavior among older adults. 192 consecutive participants ?65 years, recruited in the cross-sectional CLIP (Cognition and LIPophilic vitamins) study, were separated into two groups according to the tertiles of dietary phylloquinone intake (i.e., lowest third below 207 µg/day versus the other two thirds combined). Daily dietary phylloquinone intake was estimated from 50-item interviewer-administered food frequency questionnaire. Cognition was assessed with Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); behaviour with Frontotemporal Behavioral Rating Scale (FBRS). Age, gender, social problems, education, body mass index (BMI), comorbidities, history of stroke, use vitamin K antagonists, inadequate fatty fish intake, serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), vitamin B12, albumin, and estimated glomerular filtration rate were used as confounders. Compared to participants in the lowest third of dietary phylloquinone intake (n = 64), those with higher intake had higher (i.e., better) mean MMSE score (22.0 ± 5.7 versus 19.9 ± 6.2, p = 0.024) and lower (i.e., better) FBRS score (1.5 ± 1.2 versus 1.9 ± 1.3, p = 0.042). In multivariate linear regressions, log dietary phylloquinone intake was positively associated with MMSE score (adjusted ? = 1.66, p = 0.013) and inversely associated with FBRS score (adjusted ? = -0.33, p = 0.037). Specifically, log dietary phylloquinone intake correlated negatively with FBRS subscore of physical neglect (r = -0.24, p = 0.001). Higher dietary phylloquinone intake was associated with better cognition and behavior among older adults. PMID:26274973

  10. Validity of a diet history questionnaire estimating ?-carotene, vitamin C and ?-tocopherol intakes in Japanese pregnant women.

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    Shiraishi, Mie; Haruna, Megumi; Matsuzaki, Masayo; Murayama, Ryoko; Sasaki, Satoshi

    2013-09-01

    We investigated the validity and reproducibility of a self-administered diet history questionnaire (DHQ) that estimates the intakes of ?-carotene, vitamin C and ?-tocopherol. Ninety-five healthy women with singleton pregnancies in the second trimester were examined at a university hospital in Tokyo. The intakes of ?-carotene, vitamin C and ?-tocopherol assessed by the DHQ were compared to the corresponding serum concentrations. To assess the reproducibility, 58 pregnant women completed it in two sessions within a 4-5 week interval. We found significantly positive correlations between the energy-adjusted intakes and serum concentrations of ?-carotene and vitamin C (r?=?0.254 and r?=?0.323, respectively). However, ?-tocopherol intake was not associated with the corresponding serum concentration. The intraclass correlation coefficients of the two-time DHQ were 0.743 (?-carotene), 0.665 (vitamin C) and 0.718 (?-tocopherol). DHQ has acceptable validity and reproducibility for ?-carotene and vitamin C intakes in Japanese pregnant women. PMID:23506338

  11. A Better Diet Quality is Attributable to Adequate Energy Intake in Hemodialysis Patients.

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    Kim, Hyerang; Lim, Hyunjung; Choue, Ryowon

    2015-01-01

    Poor diet quality is one of strong predictors of subsequent increased mortality in hemodialysis patients. To determine diet quality and to define major problems contributing to poor diet quality in hemodialysis patients, a cross-sectional study was conducted between June 2009 and October 2010. Sixty-three hemodialysis patients (31 men, 32 women; aged 55.3 ± 11.9 years) in stable condition were recruited from the Artificial Kidney Center in Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. Three-day diet records were obtained for dietary assessment. Mean adequacy ratio (MAR) is the average of the ratio of intakes to Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for 12 nutrients. Index of nutritional quality (INQ) was determined as the nutritional density per 1,000 kcal of calories. Overall diet quality was evaluated using the Diet Quality Index-International (DQI-I). Statistics were used to determine diet quality, comparing dietary intake to DRI. Dietary calories (21.9 ± 6.7 kcal/kg/day) and protein (0.9 ± 0.3 g/kg/day) were found insufficient in the participants. The overall intake of 12 nutrients appeared to be also inadequate (0.66 ± 0.15), but INQs of overall nutrients, except for folate (0.6) and calcium (0.8), were found relatively adequate (INQ ? 1). As a result of diet quality assessment using DQI-I, dietary imbalance and inadequacy were found to be the most problematic in hemodialysis patients. This study suggests that the main reason for insufficient intake of essential nutrients is insufficient calorie intake. Hemodialysis patients should be encouraged to use various food sources to meet their energy requirements as well as satisfy overall balance and nutrient adequacy. PMID:25713792

  12. Energy and Protein Intake and Its Relationship with Pulmonary Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients

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    Leila Yazdanpanah; Farzad Shidfar; Ali Javad Moosavi; Hassan Heidarnazhad; Hamid Haghani

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    "nChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a public health problem worldwide. Increased energy and protein needs, decreased energy and protein intake are common in COPD patients. Adequate intake is essential to improve pulmonary function and immune system, prevention of weight loss and maintaining muscle mass and strength. Assessment of energy and protein intake and its relationship with pulmonary function in COPD patients was performed in this study. The study group included 63 C...

  13. Functional oral intake and time to reach unrestricted dieting for patients with traumatic brain injury

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    Hansen, T.S.; Engberg, Anders

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the status of functional oral intake for patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and time to return to unrestricted dieting; and to investigate whether severity of brain injury is a predictor for unrestricted dieting. DESIGN: Observational retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Subacute rehabilitation department, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients age 16 to 65 years (N=173) with severe TBI (posttraumatic amnesia from 7d to >6 mo) admitted over a 5-year period. Patients are transferred to the brain injury unit as soon as they ventilate spontaneously. INTERVENTION: Facial oral tract therapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Unrestricted dieting assessed by the Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS). RESULTS: We found that 93% of all patients had problems with functional oral intake at admission. Within 126 days of rehabilitation, 64% recovered to unrestricted dieting before discharge. The chance of returning to total oral diet depends on the severity of the brain injury and can be predicted by Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS; measured the day after cessation of sedation; Wald chi(2)=42.78, P<.01), Rancho Los Amigos Scale (RLAS) level (Wald chi(2)=11.84, P=.01), FIM instrument (Wald chi(2)=44.40, P<.01), and FOIS score at admission (Wald chi(2)=82.93, P<.01). CONCLUSIONS: Impairment in functional oral intake was found to be very common for patients with severe TBI admitted to a subacute rehabilitation department. For those who recovered during hospital rehabilitation, return to unrestricted dieting happened within 126 days of rehabilitation. The chance of returning to unrestricted dieting depends on the severity of the brain injury and can be predicted by GCS score, RLAS level, FIM score, and functional oral intake at admission. These results are important when planning rehabilitation, giving information to patients and relatives, and designing efficacy studies of facial oral tract therapy, which are highly recommended Udgivelsesdato: 2008/8

  14. Functional oral intake and time to reach unrestricted dieting for patients with traumatic brain injury

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    Hansen, Trine S; Engberg, Aase W; Larsen, Klaus

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate the status of functional oral intake for patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and time to return to unrestricted dieting; and to investigate whether severity of brain injury is a predictor for unrestricted dieting. DESIGN: Observational retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Subacute rehabilitation department, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients age 16 to 65 years (N=173) with severe TBI (posttraumatic amnesia from 7d to >6 mo) admitted over a 5-year...

  15. Evaluation of nutrient intake and diet quality of gastric cancer patients in Korea

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    Lim, Heesook; Cho, GyuSeok; Kim, Soonkyung

    2012-01-01

    This study was conducted to identify dietary factors that may affect the occurrence of gastric cancer in Koreans. Preoperative daily nutrition intake and diet quality of patients diagnosed with gastric cancer were evaluated. Collected data were comparatively analyzed by gender. The results were then used to prepare basic materials to aid in the creation of a desirable postoperative nutrition management program. The subjects of this study were 812 patients (562 men and 250 women) who were diag...

  16. Evaluation of dysphagia risk, nutritional status and caloric intake in elderly patients with Alzheimer's

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    Vanessa Fernanda Goes

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the risk of dysphagia and its relationship with the stage of Alzheimer's Disease, as well as the relationship between the risk of dysphagia and nutritional status and caloric intake in elderly people with Alzheimer's disease.METHODS: the sample consisted of 30 subjects of both genders with probable Alzheimer's disease. The stage of the disease, nutritional status, energy intake, and risk of dysphagia were assessed.RESULTS: it was found that increased risk of dysphagia is associated with the advance in the stages of Alzheimer's disease and that even patients in the early stages of disease have a slight risk of developing dysphagia. No association was found between nutritional status and the risk of dysphagia. High levels of inadequate intake of micronutrients were also verified in the patients.CONCLUSION: an association between dysphagia and the development of Alzheimer's disease was found. The results indicate the need to monitor the presence of dysphagia and the micronutrient intake in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  17. Ingestão alimentar em pacientes com doença inflamatória intestinal Food intake in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Alice Freitas da Silva

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Pacientes com doença inflamatória intestinal podem apresentar deficiências nutricionais. OBJETIVO: Verificar a adequação da ingestão alimentar de pacientes com doença de Crohn e retocolite ulcerativa inespecífica. MÉTODOS: Para avaliação da ingestão alimentar de 55 pacientes, 28 com doença de Crohn e 27 com retocolite ulcerativa atendidos em ambulatório de gastroenterologia, utilizou-se o Recordatório Alimentar de 24 Horas e o Questionário de Frequência Alimentar. A atividade inflamatória da doença foi avaliada pelos níveis séricos de proteína C reativa e o Índice de Harvey e Bradshaw. Para comparação de médias foi usado o teste t não pareado e, para as médias não paramétricas, o teste de Mann-Whitney, considerando nível de significância valor de pBACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may have nutritional deficiencies. AIM: To verify the adequacy of dietary intake of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. METHODS: To assess food intake of 55 patients, 28 with Crohn's disease and 27 with ulcerative colitis treated in the gastroenterology clinic, was used the 24-Hour Food Recall and Food Frequency Questionnaire. The inflammatory activity of the disease was evaluated by serum C-reactive protein and Harvey and Bradshaw Index. For comparison of means t test was used, and the average on non-parametric, the Mann-Whitney test, with level of significance p <0.05. RESULTS: The patients were aged between 19 and 63 years and time since diagnosis was 7.9 years (1 to 22. According to the food intake was identified deficiency in energy intake, fiber, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, menadione, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, tocopherol and cholecalciferol in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, active or in remission. The intake of vegetables, fruits, dairy products and beans were low, and intake of fats and sweets was higher than the recommendations. CONCLUSION: There was a deficiency in food intake both in Crohn's disease and in ulcerative colitis, in activity and in remission. These deficiencies can adversely affect the disease course, and justify the need for nutritional intervention with these patients.

  18. Sodium intake prediction with health promotion model constructs in rural hypertensive patients

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    Aziz Kamran

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hypertension is the most common cause of cardiovascular disease, and the growing epidemic is a serious warning to pay more attention to this disease. The aims of this study were to examine the relationships between the health promotion model (HPM constructs and sodium intake, and to determine the predictive power of the HPM constructs as the possible mediators of sodium intake in rural Iranian hypertensive patients. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 671 hypertensive patients in Ardabil, Iran in 2013. The data were obtained during a 25-40 min face-to-face conversation by validated and reliable instruments. The nutritional data were assessed with Nutritionist version 4 (N4 software. Descriptive statistics, Spearman?s correlations were calculated using SPSS Statistics version 18.0. Structural equation modeling was conducted using AMOS version 18. Results: Sodium intake was negatively correlated with perceived benefits (r = -0.707; P < 0.01, perceived self-efficacy (r = -0.719; P < 0.01, situational influences (r = -0.590; P < 0.01, interpersonal influences (r = -0.637; P < 0.01, commitment to action (r = -0.605; P < 0.01, affects related behavior (r = -0.499; P < 0.01, and positively associated with the perceived barriers score (r = 0.563; P < 0.01. The structural equation modeling showed that the model explained 63.0% of the variation in sodium intake. Conclusions: HPM constructs were significantly associated with sodium intake and dietary perceptions based on HPM constructs can predict acceptable rate of the variation of sodium intake. Therefore, we suggest using this model constructs to improve the effectiveness of nutritional interventions.

  19. Kinetics of salivary pH after acidic beverage intake by patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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    Turssi, Cecilia P; Silva, Carolina S; Bridi, Enrico C; Amaral, Flavia Lb; Franca, Fabiana Mg; Basting, Roberta T

    2015-01-01

    The saliva of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances can potentially present a delay in the diluting, clearing, and buffering of dietary acids due to an increased number of retention areas. The aim of this clinical trial was to compare salivary pH kinetics of patients with and without orthodontic treatment, following the intake of an acidic beverage. Twenty participants undergoing orthodontic treatment and 20 control counterparts had their saliva assessed for flow rate, pH, and buffering capacity. There was no significant difference between salivary parameters in participants with or without an orthodontic appliance. Salivary pH recovery following acidic beverage intake was slower in the orthodontic subjects compared to controls. Patients with fixed orthodontic appliances, therefore, seem to be at higher risk of dental erosion, suggesting that dietary advice and preventive care need to be implemented during orthodontic treatment. PMID:25945760

  20. Does Preoperative Carbohydrate Intake Reduces Postoperative Stress Response in Patients Undergoing Valve Replacement Surgeries

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    Hoda Shokri

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background Cardiac surgery is a stress that causes insulin resistance leading to increased insulin requirements. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether preoperative oral intake of carbohydrate rich drinks could improve outcomes and reduce stress response post valve replacement cardiac surgeries. Methods Our prospective study included 20 ASA 1-3 patients undergoing valve replacement cardiac surgeries.10 patients were fasted after midnight while the other 10 patients received 600 ml of carbohydrate bevering in the evening before the procedure and 150 ml of the drink 2 hours before operation. The following was monitored in all patients: hemodynamics after induction of anesthesia till 24 hours postoperative, insulin resistance (exogenous insulin requirement to keep blood sugar below or equal to 10 mmol/l was used as marker, postoperative discomfort using visual analogue scales, and length of ICU stay. Results Preoperative intake of carbohydrate rich drinks significantly reduced the length of ICU stay (p=0.019 due to reduced postoperative inotropic support requirements and time of mechanical ventilation. Significant reduction in postoperative discomfort and reduced stress response .No significant difference in postoperative level of insulin sensitivity between the two groups. Conclusion Our study showed that although preoperative carbohydrate intake does not reduce insulin resistance postoperatively, it significantly improved other aspects of clinical outcome, in terms of reduced ICU stay, reduced postoperative stress and patient discomfort.

  1. Omega-3 Intake and Visual Acuity in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa on Vitamin A

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    Berson, Eliot L.; Rosner, Bernard; Sandberg, Michael A.; Weigel-DiFranco, Carol; Willett, Walter C.

    2013-01-01

    Objective We evaluated whether a diet high in long chain omega-3 fatty acids can slow the rate of visual acuity loss among patients with retinitis pigmentosa on vitamin A palmitate. Methods We calculated dietary intake from questionnaires completed annually by 357 adult patients who were all receiving vitamin A 15,000 IU/day for 4–6 years. Rates of visual acuity decline were compared between those with high (? 0.20 g/day) versus low (<0.20 g/day) omega-3 intake. Analyses took age into account. Results Mean rates of decline of acuity were slower among those with high omega-3 intake; ETDRS distance acuity: high =0.59 letter/year, low=1.00 letter/year, p=0.001; Snellen retinal acuity: high = 1.5%/year; low = 2.8%/year, p=0.030. Conclusions We conclude that mean annual rates of decline in distance and retinal visual acuities in adults with retinitis pigmentosa taking vitamin A 15,000 IU/day are slower over 4–6 years among those consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. To our knowledge this is the first report that nutritional intake can modify the rate of decline of visual acuity in retinitis pigmentosa. PMID:22332205

  2. Energy expenditure and substrate metabolism in patients with cirrhosis of the liver: effects of the pattern of food intake.

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    Verboeket-van de Venne, W.P.; Westerterp, K.R.; Hoek, B. van; Swart, G. R.

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    Patients with liver cirrhosis are often undernourished. In healthy subjects, the pattern of food intake is one of the variables that can influence energy balance and substrate metabolism. The short term (two day) effect of the pattern of food intake in patients with cirrhosis and controls was compared. In a respiration chamber, eight patients with cirrhosis of the liver and 23 controls were fed to estimated energy balance in two meals daily ('gorging' pattern) and four to seven meals daily ('...

  3. Energy and Protein Intake and Its Relationship with Pulmonary Function in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD Patients

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    Leila Yazdanpanah

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available "nChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD is a public health problem worldwide. Increased energy and protein needs, decreased energy and protein intake are common in COPD patients. Adequate intake is essential to improve pulmonary function and immune system, prevention of weight loss and maintaining muscle mass and strength. Assessment of energy and protein intake and its relationship with pulmonary function in COPD patients was performed in this study. The study group included 63 COPD patients. For all subjects, evaluation of energy and protein intake by Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ and 24-hour recall, spirometry for measuring pulmonary function and determining disease severity were performed. The subjects were divided into three groups based on disease severity according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD stages. Relationship between energy and protein intake with pulmonary function was assessed. Energy and protein intake were lower than the calculated energy and protein demand for all groups. Significant relationship was found between the amount of protein intake extrapolated from food frequency questionnaire with Forced Vital Capacity (FVC (r=0.2, P=0.02 and Vital Capacity (VC (r=0.3, P=0.008. The results of the study suggest that accurate evaluation of protein and energy intake and requirements should be included in the goals of medical treatment of COPD patients.

  4. History of Abuse and Neglect in Patients with Schizophrenia Who Have a History of Violence

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    Bennouna-Greene, Mehdi; Bennouna-Greene, Valerie; Berna, Fabrice; Defranoux, Luc

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine the prevalence of five forms of abuse/neglect during childhood and adolescence in a group of schizophrenic patients with a history of violence. Methods: Twenty-eight patients hospitalized in a highly secured psychiatric unit were included. Abuse and neglect during patients' growth were evaluated with the childhood trauma…

  5. Positive effect of protein-supplemented hospital food on protein intake in patients at nutritional risk

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    Munk, T; Beck, A M; Holst, M; Rosenbom, E; Rasmussen, H H; Nielsen, M A; Thomsen, T

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: New evidence indicates that increased dietary protein ingestion promotes health and recovery from illness, and also maintains functionality in older adults. The present study aimed to investigate whether a novel food service concept with protein-supplementation would increase protein and energy intake in hospitalised patients at nutritional risk. METHODS: A single-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted. Eighty-four participants at nutritional risk, recruited from the depar...

  6. Effect of calcium intake on urinary oxalate excretion in calcium stone-forming patients

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    Nishiura J.L.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Dietary calcium lowers the risk of nephrolithiasis due to a decreased absorption of dietary oxalate that is bound by intestinal calcium. The aim of the present study was to evaluate oxaluria in normocalciuric and hypercalciuric lithiasic patients under different calcium intake. Fifty patients (26 females and 24 males, 41 ± 10 years old, whose 4-day dietary records revealed a regular low calcium intake (<=500 mg/day, received an oral calcium load (1 g/day for 7 days. A 24-h urine was obtained before and after load and according to the calciuria under both diets, patients were considered as normocalciuric (NC, N = 15, diet-dependent hypercalciuric (DDHC, N = 9 or diet-independent hypercalciuric (DIHC, N = 26. On regular diet, mean oxaluria was 30 ± 14 mg/24 h for all patients. The 7-day calcium load induced a significant decrease in mean oxaluria compared to the regular diet in NC and DIHC (20 ± 12 vs 26 ± 7 and 27 ± 18 vs 32 ± 15 mg/24 h, respectively, P<0.05 but not in DDHC patients (22 ± 10 vs 23 ± 5 mg/24 h. The lack of an oxalate decrease among DDHC patients after the calcium load might have been due to higher calcium absorption under higher calcium supply, with a consequent lower amount of calcium left in the intestine to bind with oxalate. These data suggest that a long-lasting regular calcium consumption <500 mg was not associated with high oxaluria and that a subpopulation of hypercalciuric patients who presented a higher intestinal calcium absorption (DDHC tended to hyperabsorb oxalate as well, so that oxaluria did not change under different calcium intake.

  7. Antioxidant intake, plasma antioxidants and oxidative stress in a randomized, controlled, parallel, Mediterranean dietary intervention study on patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Andersson Jan

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previously we have reported that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA obtained a significant reduction in disease activity by adopting a Mediterranean-type diet. The present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant intake, the plasma levels of antioxidants and a marker of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde during the study presented earlier. Methods RA patients randomized to either a Mediterranean type diet (MD group; n = 26 or a control diet (CD group; n = 25 were compared during a three month dietary intervention study. Their antioxidant intake was assessed by means of diet history interviews and their intake of antioxidant-rich foods by a self-administered questionnaire. The plasma levels of retinol, antioxidants (?- and ?-tocopherol, ?-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C and uric acid and urinary malondialdehyde (MDA, a marker for oxidative stress, were determined using high performance liquid chromatography. The Student's t-test for independent samples and paired samples were used to test differences between and within groups. For variables with skewed distributions Mann-Whitney U-test and Wilcoxon signed ranks test were performed. To evaluate associations between dietary intake of antioxidants, as well as between disease activity, MDA and antioxidants we used Pearson's product moment correlation or Spearman's rank correlation. Results The MD group had significantly higher intake frequencies of antioxidant-rich foods, and also higher intakes of vitamin C (p = 0.014, vitamin E (p = 0.007 and selenium (p = 0.004, and a lower intake of retinol (p = 0.049, compared to the CD group. However, the difference between the groups regarding vitamin C intake was not significant when under- and over-repoters were excluded (p = 0.066. There were no changes in urine MDA or in the plasma levels of antioxidants (after p-lipid adjustments of the tocopherol results, from baseline to the end of the study. The levels of retinol, vitamin C and uric acid were negatively correlated to disease activity variables. No correlation was found between antioxidant intake and the plasma levels of antioxidants. Conclusions Despite an increase in reported consumption of antioxidant-rich foods during the Mediterranean diet intervention, the levels of plasma antioxidants and urine MDA did not change. However, the plasma levels of vitamin C, retinol and uric acid were inversely correlated to variables related to RA disease activity.

  8. Nutrient intake from thickened beverages and patient-specific implications for care.

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    Joyce, Amanda; Robbins, JoAnne; Hind, Jacqueline

    2015-06-01

    Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, affects more than 15 million Americans and can result in adverse and potentially fatal consequences, including poor quality of life, depression, dehydration, malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia, and airway obstruction. Although many treatment options are available, provision of thickened liquids is a common intervention for achieving slower, more controlled bolus manipulation and propulsion. To meet this therapeutic demand, commercially available products containing starch and/or gum-based components have been developed for use by patients and institutions. The nutrient content of thickened products has been neglected, although dysphagic patients are often at significant nutrition risk. Thus, there are no clinical guidelines for selection of thickened products based on patient characteristics. To consider whether such guidelines are warranted, it is necessary to quantify nutrition differences among common thickened beverages. An analysis was conducted to quantify energy, carbohydrate, and sodium provided through daily consumption of thickened beverages. To determine the relevance of these nutrition contributions in the context of total dietary intake, we compared values with dietary recommended intakes. This analysis revealed that there are substantial disparities in the nutrient content of thickened beverages. These differences suggest that product selection can be optimized based on patient-specific characteristics such as weight status and presence of comorbidities. Future research focusing on the effect of this strategy on patient outcomes will facilitate the development of evidence-based recommendations to elevate the standard of care for this population. PMID:25547337

  9. Validity and reproducibility of folate and vitamin B12 intakes estimated from a self-administered diet history questionnaire in Japanese pregnant women

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    Shiraishi Mie; Haruna Megumi; Matsuzaki Masayo; Murayama Ryoko; Sasaki Satoshi; Murashima Sachiyo

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    Abstract Background No validated dietary questionnaire for assessing folate and vitamin B12 intakes during pregnancy is available in Japan. We evaluated the validity and reproducibility of intakes of folate and vitamin B12 estimated from a self-administered diet history questionnaire (DHQ) in Japanese pregnant women. Methods A sample of 167 healthy subjects with singleton pregnancies in the second trimester was recruited at a private obstetric hospital in metropolitan Tokyo from June to Octob...

  10. Food intake in patients on hemodialysis / Ingestão alimentar de pacientes em hemodiálise

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    Inaiana Marques Filizola, Vaz; Ana Tereza Vaz de Souza, Freitas; Maria do Rosário Gondim, Peixoto; Sanzia Francisca, Ferraz; Marta Izabel Valente Augusto Morais, Campos.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o consumo de energia e nutrientes de indivíduos em hemodiálise, segundo recomendações específicas para essa população, e de acordo com o Guia Alimentar para a População Brasileira. Métodos: Tr [...] ata-se de estudo transversal, com 118 pacientes adultos considerados estáveis, tratados em 10 centros de diálise em Goiânia, Estado de Goiás. A ingestão alimentar foi estimada por meio de seis recordatórios de 24 horas, sendo classificada em adequada ou inadequada, conforme recomendações específicas para indivíduos em hemodiálise, é recomendado para uma alimentação saudável. Foi realizada análise descritiva dos dados. Resultados: Observou-se ingestão alimentar média de 2022,40 ± 283,70 kcal/dia; 31,18 kcal/kg/dia; 55,03 ± 4,20% de carboidrato; 30,23 ± 3,71% de lipídeo; e 1,18 ± 0,23 g de proteína/kg/dia. Importantes prevalências de inadequação foram observadas para a ingestão de calorias (39,0%), proteínas (39,0%) e outros nutrientes, como retinol (94,9%), gordura saturada (87,3%), colesterol (61,9%), ferro (61,0%), potássio (60,2%) e zinco (45,0%). Os pacientes apresentaram baixa ingestão de alimentos do grupo das frutas (1,22 ± 0,89 porções), legumes e verduras (1,76 ± 1,01 porções), leite e derivados (0,57 ± 0,43 porções), bem como ingestão elevada de alimentos do grupo dos óleos e gorduras (3,45 ± 0,95 porções) e açúcares e doces (1,55 ± 0,77 porções). Conclusão: Foi observado um consumo alimentar em desequilíbrio, caracterizado pelo excesso de óleos e gorduras, sobretudo gordura saturada e colesterol, açúcares e doces, paralelamente à baixa ingestão de frutas, legumes e verduras, leite e derivados. Um percentual considerável de pacientes deixou de ingerir a recomendação mínima de calorias, proteína, retinol, ferro, zinco e potássio. Abstract in english Objective: To evaluate the intake of energy and nutrients by individuals on hemodialysis, following especific recommendations for this population and according to Food Guide for the Brazilian Population. Methods: [...] A cross-sectional study, 118 adult patients, considered stable from, ten dialysis centers in Goiânia, Goiás. Dietary intake was estimated by six 24-hour recalls, and classified as adequate or inadequate, according to specific recommendations for individuals undergoing dialysis and that recommended for a healthy diet. A descriptive analysis was performed. Results: Average dietary intake of 2022.40 ± 283.70 kcal/day; 31.18 kcal/kg/day; 55.03 ± 4.20% carbohydrate; 30.23 ± 3.71% lipid, 1.18 ± 0.23 g protein/kg/day. Important prevalences of inadequacy were observed for the intake of calories (39.0%), protein (39.0%) and other nutrients such as retinol (94.9%), saturated fat (87.3%), cholesterol (61,9%), iron (61.0%), potassium (60.2%) and zinc (45.0%). Patients had a low intake of fruit food group (1.22 ± 0.89 servings) and vegetables (1.76 ± 1.01 servings), dairy products (0.57 ± 0.43 servings) and high intake of food group of oils and fats (3.45 ± 0.95 servings), sugars and sweets (1.55 ± 0.77 servings). Conclusion: Observed food consumption imbalance, characterized by excess of oils and fats, especially saturated oils and cholesterol, sugars and sweets, parallel to low intake of fruits and vegetables and dairy products. A considerable percentage of patients did not intake the minimum recommended of calories, protein, retinol, iron, zinc and potassium.

  11. Insufficient voluntary intake of nutrients and energy in hospitalized patients / Ingestión voluntariamente insuficiente de nutrientes y energía en pacientes hospitalizados

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    M. M., Tavares; L., Matos; T. F., Amaral.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El propósito de nuestro estudio fue evaluar la inadecuación de la ingestión voluntaria de energía y nutrientes durante el primer día de ingreso hospitalario. Pacientes y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal en dos centros hospitalarios de atención terciaria con una muestra probabilís [...] tica del 50% de pacientes ingresados. Se evaluó la ingestión alimenticia mediante un diario de 24 horas, y se hizo un cribado de desnutrición mediante la herramienta Nutritional Risk Screening 2002. Se estimó la falta de adecuación del consumo de energía y nutrientes mediante el Dietary Reference Intakes. Resultados: El consumo de energía y nutrientes en 258 pacientes mostró niveles muy bajos tanto en hombre como en mujeres. No se hallaron diferencias significativas en el consumo de energía y nutrientes entre los distintos grupos de edad ( Abstract in english Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the inadequacy of voluntary energy and nutrient intake on the first day of hospital admission. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in two terciary care hospitals, with a probabilistic sample of 50% of in-patients. Dietary intake was [...] evaluated by a 24-hour dietary recall, and undernutrition was screened through the Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 tool. The overall frequency of inadequate energy and nutrient intake was estimated using Dietary Reference Intakes. Results: Energy and nutrient intakes from 258 patients showed very low values for both men and women. No significant differences were found for energy and nutrient intakes across age groups (

  12. Prognostic factors of epilepsy in patients with neonatal seizures history

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    Banani Sidiq; Elisabeth S. Herini; Tunjung Wibowo

    2013-01-01

    Background Seizures in neonates are often associated with neurological disorders in early life, including epilepsy. Several possible prognostic factors may influence the development of epilepsy in these patients. Objective To evaluate prognostic factors that may influence the occurrence of epilepsy in the first two years of life in patients with a history of neonatal seizures. Methods We performed a cohort retrospective study on patients with neonatal seizures in Sardjito Hospital dur...

  13. The influence of patient's consciousness regarding high blood pressure and patient's attitude in face of disease controlling medicine intake

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    Maria Aparecida A Moura, Strelec; Angela M. G., Pierin; Décio, Mion Jr..

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the relation between blood pressure control and the following: the Morisky-Green test, the patient's consciousness regarding high blood pressure, the patient's attitude in face of medicine intake, the patient's attendance at medical consultations, and the subjective physician's [...] judgment. METHODS: We studied 130 hypertensive patients with the following characteristics: 73% females, 60±11 years, 58% married, 70% white, 45% retired, 45% with incomplete elementary schooling, 64% had a familial income of 1 to 3 minimum wages, body mass index of 30±7 kg/m², consciousness regarding the disease for a mean period of 11±9.5 years, and mean treatment duration of 8 ±7 years. RESULTS: Only 35% of the hypertensive individuals had blood pressure under control and a longer duration of treatment (10±7 vs 7±6.5 years; P

  14. Ingestão alimentar em pacientes com doença inflamatória intestinal / Food intake in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Alice Freitas da, Silva; Maria Eliana Madalozzo, Schieferdecker; Heda Maria Barska dos Santos, Amarante.

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    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Pacientes com doença inflamatória intestinal podem apresentar deficiências nutricionais. OBJETIVO: Verificar a adequação da ingestão alimentar de pacientes com doença de Crohn e retocolite ulcerativa inespecífica. MÉTODOS: Para avaliação da ingestão alimentar de 55 pacientes, 28 com doença [...] de Crohn e 27 com retocolite ulcerativa atendidos em ambulatório de gastroenterologia, utilizou-se o Recordatório Alimentar de 24 Horas e o Questionário de Frequência Alimentar. A atividade inflamatória da doença foi avaliada pelos níveis séricos de proteína C reativa e o Índice de Harvey e Bradshaw. Para comparação de médias foi usado o teste t não pareado e, para as médias não paramétricas, o teste de Mann-Whitney, considerando nível de significância valor de p Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may have nutritional deficiencies. AIM: To verify the adequacy of dietary intake of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. METHODS: To assess food intake of 55 patients, 28 with Crohn's disease and 27 with ulcerative colitis treated [...] in the gastroenterology clinic, was used the 24-Hour Food Recall and Food Frequency Questionnaire. The inflammatory activity of the disease was evaluated by serum C-reactive protein and Harvey and Bradshaw Index. For comparison of means t test was used, and the average on non-parametric, the Mann-Whitney test, with level of significance p

  15. AN INVERSE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SERUM LEPTIN CONCENTRATION AND REPORTED ALCOHOL INTAKE IN PATIENTS WITH MANIFEST VASCULAR DISEASE.

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    Mayer, Otto; Filipovsky, Jan; Galovcová, Marketa; Bruthans, Jan; Hrbkova, Jana; Vrzalova, Jindra; Cífková, Renata; Simon, Jaroslav

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    Abstract Background/Objectives: It has been reported that alcohol stimulates appetite. We aimed to establish the association between leptin, as a major food intake regulating factor, and alcohol intake in patients with chronic manifest coronary artery or cerebrovascular disease. Subjects/Methods: A cross-sectional study of 820 subjects after acute coronary syndrome, coronary revascularisation or after first ischemic stroke. (Czech part of EUROASPIRE III surveys). Leptin concent...

  16. Mycobacterium sherrisii Lung Infection in a Brazilian Patient with Silicosis and a History of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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    de Oliveira Abrão, Carolina; de Araújo Filho, João Alves

    2015-01-01

    Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) diseases became relevant with the emergence and spread of HIV and are also related to lung infection in non-HIV individuals with structural lung diseases. Mycobacterium sherrisii is a NTM first characterized in 2004. Only a few cases have been reported. The aim of this case report is to describe the first detailed case of infection with M. sherrisii in a patient with silicosis and history of pulmonary tuberculosis. A 50-year-old HIV-negative white male, previous smoker, with silicosis and a history of treated pulmonary tuberculosis developed a worsening of cough and expectoration pattern, and two sputum samples were positive for acid-fast bacilli. Presumptive treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis was initiated with rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, but, at month 5 of treatment, despite correct medication intake and slight improvement of symptoms, sputum bacilloscopy remained positive. Sputum cultures were positive Mycobacterium sherrisii. Treatment regimen was altered to streptomycin (for 2 months), ethambutol, clarithromycin, rifabutin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. M. sherrisii should be considered a possible etiological agent of lung infections in patients with pneumoconiosis and history of tuberculosis. PMID:26557395

  17. High intake of fruit and vegetables is related to low oxidative stress and inflammation in a group of patients with type 2 diabetes

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    Åsgård, Rikard; Rytter, Elisabet; Basu, Samar; Abramsson-Zetterberg, Lilianne; Möller, Lennart; Vessby, Bengt

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    Background : Patients with type 2 diabetes have increased levels of oxidative stress and inflammation. A high fruit and vegetable intake may be beneficial. Objective : To study whether fruit and vegetable intake and levels of plasma antioxidants relate to markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in a group of patients with type 2 diabetes. Further, to investigate whether plasma antioxidants are good biomarkers for intake of fruit and vegetables. Design : Patients with type 2 diabetes were...

  18. Prevalence of family history in patients with reflex syncope

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    Holmegard, Haya N; Benn, Marianne

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    Reflex syncope is defined by a rapid transient loss of consciousness caused by global cerebral hypoperfusion resulting from vasodilatation and/or bradycardia attributable to inappropriate cardiovascular reflexes. A hereditary component has been suggested, but prevalence of family history may differ among subtypes of reflex syncope, as these have different autonomic responses and pathogeneses may be diverse. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of a positive family history of syncope and cardiovascular characteristics in patients with cardioinhibitory and vasodepressor reflex syncope. Patients (n=74) were classified into subtypes of reflex syncope - cardioinhibition/asystole (Vasovagal Syncope International Study subtypes II-B [VASIS II-B], n=38) or vasodepressor (VASIS III, n=36) - using the head-up tilt test. Family history was obtained by questionnaires supplemented by interview. Patients with cardioinhibitory syncope had a mean onset of disease 8 years earlier than vasodepressor patients (mean ± standard deviation 14.5 years ± 12.6 for cardioinhibitory patients compared to 22.4 years ± 11.9 for vasodepressor patients, p

  19. Is serum gamma-glutamyl transferase a good marker of alcohol intake in stroke patients?

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    Peck, K; Shinton, R; Beevers, G

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    Serial serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels were estimated in 23 consecutive patients admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of acute stroke. The proportion of patients with elevated GGT levels in the initial, 36-hour and 72-hour samples was 13%, 30% and 24% respectively, suggesting a transient rise following a stroke. Patients with a history of diabetes mellitus had an initial serum GGT level 21 IU/l (95% confidence interval 6 to 37) higher than non-diabetics. We conclude that GGT le...

  20. Adiponectin gene SNP 276G ? T, nutrient intakes, and cardiovascular disease risk in Korean type 2 DM patients

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    Yu, So Young; Ryu, Han Kyoung; Park, Hee Jung; Choi, Young Ju; Huh, Kap Bum; Kim, Wha Young

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    Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in adiponectin gene has been associated with insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study was performed to investigate the association of SNP 276G?T at adiponectin gene with CVD risk factors in Korean type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. The subjects were 351 type 2 DM patients visited a DM clinic in Seoul, and the patients with known CVD were excluded. The adiponectin SNP 276G?T was analyzed and dietary intakes were assess...

  1. The cardiometabolic benefits of flavonoids and dark chocolate intake in patients at risk

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    Andra-Iulia Suceveanu

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Scientific research proves that the cardiac and the metabolic functions are improved by the consumption of flavonoids, natural elements found in cocoa. The dark chocolate is the main alimentary compound rich in flavonoids, and for this reason it can be used to prevent some cardiometabolic disorders. This study aims to demonstrate the relationship between chocolate consumption and the cardiometabolic disorders risk in 85 patients hospitalized in Internal Medicine Unit of Emergency Hospital “St. Apostle Andrew” of Constanta. Patients were split according to the quantity of the dark chocolate consumption into 2 groups. The study groups were matched by the demographic parameters, the BMI, the physical activity and other risk factors (fats, saturated lipids, etc. We found that the daily consumption of dark chocolate, with content of cocoa > 35% according to European recommendations, had cardiometabolic benefits. The risk of coronary heart disease was reduced with 23% by the daily dark chocolate intake. The cardiovascular disease mortality and the risk of any cardiovascular disease were decreased with 19%, respectively with 38%. The risk of incident diabetes decreased with 28% after daily dark chocolate consumption, regardless the gender of patients. The number of ischemic cerebral events was reduced with 32%. In summary, the daily consumption of dark chocolate rich in flavonoids decreases the cardiometabolic disorders in patients at risk [1].

  2. Phosphorus homeostasis in normal health and in chronic kidney disease patients with special emphasis on dietary phosphorus intake.

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    Uribarri, Jaime

    2007-01-01

    Elevated serum phosphorus has been identified as a cardiovascular risk factor in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and a clear understanding of phosphorus homeostasis is very important for practicing nephrologists. At any particular point, serum phosphorus levels reflect the balance between movements of this mineral from and into the intestine, bone, intracellular space, and kidneys. We briefly review here all these exchanges with a particular emphasis on dietary phosphorus intake. Despite all the oral phosphorus binders currently available in the market, dietary restriction of this mineral remains a cornerstone for the prevention and treatment of hyperphosphatemia. An effective restriction of dietary intake of phosphorus requires prescription of a moderate protein intake (0.9-1.0 g/kg/day) and restricted consumption of highly processed fast and convenience foods. Phosphorus added during food processing is an important source of this mineral because of its magnitude and high bioavailabilty. Moreover, as food manufacturers are not required to label the amount of phosphorus added during food processing, a significant amount of the current daily phosphorus intake remains unaccounted when estimating phosphorus intake in CKD patients. The recent development of low phosphorus-containing food products represents a very useful addition for CKD patients. PMID:17635818

  3. Intake of ruminant trans-fatty acids, assessed by diet history interview, and changes in measured body size, shape and composition

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    Hansen, Camilla P; Heitmann, Berit L

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Studies have suggested that total intake of trans-fatty acids (TFA) is positively associated with changes in body weight and waist circumference, whereas intake of TFA from ruminant dairy and meat products (R-TFA) has not been associated with weight gain. However, these previous studies are limited by self-reported measures of body weight and waist circumference or by a cross-sectional design. The objective of the present study was to investigate if R-TFA intake was associated with subsequent changes in anthropometry (body weight, waist and hip circumference) measured by technicians and body composition (body fat percentage). DESIGN: A 6-year follow-up study. Information on dietary intake was collected through diet history interviews, and anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance measurements were obtained by trained technicians at baseline (1987-1988) and at follow-up (1993-1994). Multiple regression with cubic spline modelling was used to analyse the data. SETTING: Copenhagen County, Denmark. SUBJECTS: Two hundred and sixty-seven men and women aged 35-65 years from the Danish MONICA (MONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular diseases) cohort. RESULTS: The median R-TFA intake was 1·3 g/d (5th, 95th percentile: 0·4, 2·7 g/d) or 0·6 % of the total energy intake (5th, 95th percentile: 0·2, 1·1 %). No significant associations were observed between R-TFA intake and changes in body weight, waist and hip circumference or body fat percentage. CONCLUSIONS: R-TFA intake within the range present in the Danish population was not significantly associated with subsequent changes in body size, shape or composition and the 95 % confidence intervals indicate that any relevant associations are unlikely to have produced these observations.

  4. Bone Health History in Breast Cancer Patients on Aromatase Inhibitors

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    Kwan, Marilyn L; Lo, Joan C; Li TANG; Laurent, Cecile A.; Roh, Janise M.; Chandra, Malini; Hahn, Theresa E.; Hong, Chi-Chen; Sucheston-Campbell, Lara; Hershman, Dawn L; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ambrosone, Christine B.; Kushi, Lawrence H.; Yao, Song

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    A cross-sectional study was performed to assess bone health history among aromatase inhibitor (AI) users before breast cancer (BC) diagnosis, which may impact fracture risk after AI therapy and choice of initial hormonal therapy. A total of 2,157 invasive BC patients initially treated with an AI were identified from a prospective cohort study at Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC). Data on demographic and lifestyle factors were obtained from in-person interviews, and bone health hist...

  5. Prognostic factors of epilepsy in patients with neonatal seizures history

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    Banani Sidiq

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Background Seizures in neonates are often associated with neurological disorders in early life, including epilepsy. Several possible prognostic factors may influence the development of epilepsy in these patients. Objective To evaluate prognostic factors that may influence the occurrence of epilepsy in the first two years of life in patients with a history of neonatal seizures. Methods We performed a cohort retrospective study on patients with neonatal seizures in Sardjito Hospital during 2004-2009. Prognostic factors observed were gender, family history of epilepsy, neonatal hypoglycemia, assisted labor, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, preterm infant delivery, and epileptic state. Results Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and epileptic state increased the risk of epilepsy (HR 5.8; 95%CI 1.63 to 20.43 and HR 6.3; 95%CI 2.0 to 19.70, respectively. Assisted labor, preterm delivery, neonatal hypoglycemia, family history of epilepsy, and gender did not increase the risk of epilepsy in the first two years of life. Conclusion Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and epileptic state in neonates presenting with seizures are the prognostic factors to be epileptic children during the first two years of life. [Paediatr Indones. 2013;53:218-22.].

  6. Pre-hospital dietary intake correlates with muscle mass at the time of fracture in older hip fractured patients

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    Francesco Landi

    2014-11-01

    Conclusions. A low intake of calories, protein and leucine is associated with reduced muscle mass in hip fractured elderly. Given the relevance of sarcopenia as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in this patient population, our findings highlight the importance of a comprehensive dietary assessment for the detection of nutritional deficits predisposing to or aggravating muscle atrophy.

  7. The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) and a nutrition education program for high risk cancer patients: strategies to improve dietary intake in cancer patients.

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    Chao, Pei-Chun; Chuang, Hui-Ju; Tsao, Li-Yen; Chen, Pei-Ying; Hsu, Chia-Fen; Lin, Hsing-Chun; Chang, Chiu-Yueh; Lin, Cheau-Feng

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    Four hundred and forty-four high-risk oncology patients with malnutrition participated in this study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of nutrition education on improving an oncology patient's dietary intake. We used a nutritional risk screening to select oncology patients in need of nutritional care. Team Nutrition provides technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for patients and their caregivers, and support for healthy eating and physical activity to improve their diets and their lives. The average contribution of protein and total energy of each patient increased after imparting the nutritional education to them. Thus, nutritional education is an effective measure to bring about a favorable and significant change in oncology patients' nutrient intake. PMID:26264480

  8. Positive effect of protein-supplemented hospital food on protein intake in patients at nutritional risk : a randomised controlled trial

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    Munk, T; Beck, A M

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: New evidence indicates that increased dietary protein ingestion promotes health and recovery from illness, and also maintains functionality in older adults. The present study aimed to investigate whether a novel food service concept with protein-supplementation would increase protein and energy intake in hospitalised patients at nutritional risk. METHODS: A single-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted. Eighty-four participants at nutritional risk, recruited from the departments of Oncology, Orthopaedics and Urology, were included. The intervention group (IG) received the protein-supplemented food service concept. The control group (CG) received the standard hospital menu. Primary outcome comprised the number of patients achieving ?75% of energy and protein requirements. Secondary outcomes comprised mean energy and protein intake, body weight, handgrip strength and length of hospital stay. RESULTS: In IG, 76% versus 70% CG patients reached ?75% of their energy requirements (P = 0.57);66% IG versus 30% CG patients reached ?75% of their protein requirements (P = 0.001). The risk ratio for achieving ?75% of protein requirements: 2.2 (95% confidence interval = 1.3-3.7); number needed to treat = 3 (95% confidence interval = 2-6). IG had a higher mean intake of energy and protein when adjusted for body weight (CG: 82 kJ kg(-1) versus IG: 103 kJ kg(-1) , P = 0.013; CG: 0.7 g protein kg(-1) versus 0.9 g protein kg(-1) , P = 0.003). Body weight, handgrip strength and length of hospital stay did not differ between groups. CONCLUSIONS: The novel food service concept had a significant positive impact on overall protein intake and on weight-adjusted energy intake in hospitalised patients at nutritional risk.

  9. Improvement of functional constipation with kiwifruit intake in a Mediterranean patient population: An open, non-randomized pilot study

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    Oriol Cunillera

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Kiwifruit consumption has shown to improve functional constipation in healthy elderly population, according to studies in New Zealand and China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of kiwifruit intake on functional constipation in a Mediterranean patient population characterized by its distinctive nutritional habits.Material and Methods: An open, non-controlled and non-randomized longitudinal study was conducted in 46 patients with constipation (Rome III criteria. Patients monitored for five weeks: weeks 1 and 2 no kiwifruit and weeks 3-5 three kiwifruit per day (Green kiwifruit, Actinidia deliciosa var Hayward. Bristol Scale, volume of stools, and ease of defecation was self- reported daily. The evolution of the categorical variables was tested using the Bhapkar test; functional data methodology was used for continuous variables, and Generalized Estimating Equation (GEE models were adjusted.Results: The percentage of patients with ?3 stools per week increased from 82.61% (95% CI: 69–91.2 at week 1 to 97.78% (95% CI: 87.4–99.9 at week 2 of kiwifruit intake, with 76.09% (95% CI: 61.9–86.2 responding during the first week. The reporting of stable ideal stools increased from 17.39% (95% CI: 8.8–31 at week 2 to 33.33% (95% CI: 21.3–48 at week 5. According to GEE models, the number of depositions increased significantly (p-values<0.001 in 0.398 daily units at week 1 the first week of intake, up to 0.593 daily units at week 5; significant improvements on facility in evacuation and volume of evacuation were found from the firstweek of intake (all p-values<0.001.Conclusions: The intake of three kiwifruits per day significantly improves the quality of evacuation (number of depositions, volume, consistency and ease in a Mediterranean patient population suffering from functional constipation.

  10. Usual Dietary Intake Among Female Breast Cancer Survivors is Not Significantly Different From Women With No Cancer History: Results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2006

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    Milliron, Brandy-Joe; Vitolins, Mara Z; Tooze, Janet A.

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    Dietary intake is a modifiable behavior that may reduce the risk of recurrence and death among breast cancer survivors. Cancer survivors are encouraged to consume a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains; and limit red meat, processed meat, and alcohol intake. Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003–2006), this study examined whether breast cancer survivors and women with no history of cancer differed in the distribution of usual intake of foods included in ...

  11. Dietary intake of cancer patients on radiotherapy / La ingesta dietética de los pacientes con cáncer en radioterapia

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    L. F., Pistóia; C. H., de Abreu Nunes; B., Andreatta Gottschall; E. I., Rabito.

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    Full Text Available La ingesta dietética de los pacientes con cáncer pueden afectar su estado nutricional. Objetivos: Evaluar la ingesta alimentaria y el estado nutricional de los pacientes con cáncer de la cabeza y cuello de la radioterapia. Métodos: Recuerdo de ingesta de 24 horas y valoración del status nutricional [...] por antropometría fueron tomadas durante la primera semana y la tercera de la radioterapia. Resultados: De los 62 pacientes, las reducciones significativas en el área muscular del brazo (p = 0,001) y la circunferencia muscular del brazo (p Abstract in english The dietary intake of cancer patients can affect their nutritional status. Objectives: To assess the dietary intake and nutritional status of head and neck cancer patients on radiotherapy. Methods: 24-hour recalls and anthropometric measures were taken during the first and third weeks of radiotherap [...] y. Results: Of the 62 patients, significant reductions were found in arm muscle area (p = 0.001) and arm muscle circumference (p

  12. Ingesta oral do paciente hospitalizado com disfagia orofaríngea neurogênica Oral Intake of hospitalized patient with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia

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    Carolina Castelli Silvério

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar a evolução na ingesta oral e a ocorrência de broncopneumonias (BCP em pacientes hospitalizados com disfagia orofaríngea neurogênica, após atuação fonoaudiológica. MÉTODOS: 50 pacientes adultos, divididos em grupos: I: 31 pacientes pós-acidente vascular encefálico; II: sete pacientes pós-traumatismo crânio-encefálico; III: 12 pacientes com demência. Foram levantadas as informações antes e após a atuação fonoaudiológica: nível da Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS, ocorrência de BCP; número de atendimentos fonoaudiológicos e motivo de interrupção destes. RESULTADOS: houve aumento significativo dos níveis da escala FOIS e redução do percentual de ocorrência de BCP nos três grupos estudados. Nos grupos pós-AVE e demência a interrupção da fonoterapia ocorreu devido à alta hospitalar, enquanto que no grupo pós-TCE devido à alta fonoaudiológica. CONCLUSÃO: os pacientes deste estudo demonstraram avançar das consistências alimentares na ingesta oral, e redução da ocorrência de BCP, após a intervenção fonoaudiológica com relação à disfagia.PURPOSE: to investigate the development in oral intake and the incidence of bronchopneumonia (BCP in hospitalized patients with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia, after speech and language therapy intervention. METHODS: 50 adult patients, divided in three groups: I: 31 post stroke patients; II: seven brain injury patients ; III: 12 dementia patients. Data collected before and after the speech and language therapy intervention were: staff classification in Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS, incidence of BCP, number of therapies and reason for their interruption. RESULTS: significant increase in the levels of FOIS scale and reduction in incidence of pneumonia in the three studied groups. In the post stroke and dementia groups the reason for therapy interruption was hospital discharge, and in the group of brain injury the reason was speech and language therapy discharge. CONCLUSION: the studied patients show increase in food consistency as for oral intake and reductions of BCP after speech and language therapy intervention related to swallowing disorders.

  13. Ingesta oral do paciente hospitalizado com disfagia orofaríngea neurogênica / Oral Intake of hospitalized patient with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia

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    Carolina Castelli, Silvério; Ana Maria, Hernandez; Maria Inês Rebelo, Gonçalves.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar a evolução na ingesta oral e a ocorrência de broncopneumonias (BCP) em pacientes hospitalizados com disfagia orofaríngea neurogênica, após atuação fonoaudiológica. MÉTODOS: 50 pacientes adultos, divididos em grupos: I: 31 pacientes pós-acidente vascular encefálico; II: sete pacie [...] ntes pós-traumatismo crânio-encefálico; III: 12 pacientes com demência. Foram levantadas as informações antes e após a atuação fonoaudiológica: nível da Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), ocorrência de BCP; número de atendimentos fonoaudiológicos e motivo de interrupção destes. RESULTADOS: houve aumento significativo dos níveis da escala FOIS e redução do percentual de ocorrência de BCP nos três grupos estudados. Nos grupos pós-AVE e demência a interrupção da fonoterapia ocorreu devido à alta hospitalar, enquanto que no grupo pós-TCE devido à alta fonoaudiológica. CONCLUSÃO: os pacientes deste estudo demonstraram avançar das consistências alimentares na ingesta oral, e redução da ocorrência de BCP, após a intervenção fonoaudiológica com relação à disfagia. Abstract in english PURPOSE: to investigate the development in oral intake and the incidence of bronchopneumonia (BCP) in hospitalized patients with neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia, after speech and language therapy intervention. METHODS: 50 adult patients, divided in three groups: I: 31 post stroke patients; II: se [...] ven brain injury patients ; III: 12 dementia patients. Data collected before and after the speech and language therapy intervention were: staff classification in Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS), incidence of BCP, number of therapies and reason for their interruption. RESULTS: significant increase in the levels of FOIS scale and reduction in incidence of pneumonia in the three studied groups. In the post stroke and dementia groups the reason for therapy interruption was hospital discharge, and in the group of brain injury the reason was speech and language therapy discharge. CONCLUSION: the studied patients show increase in food consistency as for oral intake and reductions of BCP after speech and language therapy intervention related to swallowing disorders.

  14. Validity and reproducibility of folate and vitamin B12 intakes estimated from a self-administered diet history questionnaire in Japanese pregnant women

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    Shiraishi Mie

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background No validated dietary questionnaire for assessing folate and vitamin B12 intakes during pregnancy is available in Japan. We evaluated the validity and reproducibility of intakes of folate and vitamin B12 estimated from a self-administered diet history questionnaire (DHQ in Japanese pregnant women. Methods A sample of 167 healthy subjects with singleton pregnancies in the second trimester was recruited at a private obstetric hospital in metropolitan Tokyo from June to October 2008 (n = 76, and at a university hospital in Tokyo from June 2010 to June 2011 (n = 91. The dietary intakes of folate and vitamin B12 were assessed using the DHQ. The serum concentrations of folate and vitamin B12 were measured as reference values in the validation study. To assess the reproducibility of the results, 58 pregnant women completed the DHQ twice within 4-5 week interval. Results Significantly positive correlations were found between energy-adjusted intakes and serum concentrations of folate and vitamin B12 (r = 0.286, p p = 0.004, respectively. After excluding the participants with nausea (n = 121, the correlation coefficient for vitamin B12 increased to 0.313 (p = 0.001. When participants were classified into quintiles based on intakes and serum concentrations of folate and vitamin B12 , approximately 60% were classified in the same or adjacent quintile. The intraclass correlation coefficients of the two-time DHQ were 0.725 for folate and 0.512 for vitamin B12 . Conclusion The present study indicated that the DHQ had acceptable validity and reproducibility for assessing folate and vitamin B12 intakes in Japanese pregnant women.

  15. Correlation of magnesium intake with metabolic parameters, depression and physical activity in elderly type 2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study

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    Huang Jui-Hua; Lu Yi-Fa; Cheng Fu-Chou; Lee John; Tsai Leih-Ching

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major global public health problem in the worldwide and is increasing in aging populations. Magnesium intake may be one of the most important factors for diabetes prevention and management. Low magnesium intake may exacerbate metabolic abnormalities. In this study, the relationships of magnesium intake with metabolic parameters, depression and physical activity in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes were investigated. Methods This cross-sect...

  16. Effect of exercise on the caloric intake of breast cancer patients undergoing treatment

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    C.L., Battaglini; J.P., Mihalik; M., Bottaro; C., Dennehy; M.A., Petschauer; L.S., Hairston; E.W., Shields.

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an exercise intervention on the total caloric intake (TCI) of breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. A secondary purpose was to determine whether or not a relationship existed between changes in TCI, body fat composition (%BF), and fatigu [...] e during the study, which lasted 6 months. Twenty females recently diagnosed with breast cancer, scheduled to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, were assigned randomly to an experimental (N = 10) or control group (N = 10). Outcome measures included TCI (3-day food diary), %BF (skinfolds), and fatigue (revised Piper Fatigue Scale). Each exercise session was conducted as follows: initial cardiovascular activity (6-12 min), followed by stretching (5-10 min), resistance training (15-30 min), and a cool-down (approximately 8 min). Significant changes in TCI were observed among groups (F1,18 = 8.582; P = 0.009), at treatments 2 and 3, and at the end of the study [experimental (1973 ± 419), control (1488 ± 418); experimental (1946 ± 437), control (1436 ± 429); experimental (2315 ± 455), control (1474 ± 294), respectively]. A significant negative correlation was found (Spearman rho(18) = -0.759; P

  17. Effect of exercise on the caloric intake of breast cancer patients undergoing treatment

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    C.L. Battaglini

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an exercise intervention on the total caloric intake (TCI of breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. A secondary purpose was to determine whether or not a relationship existed between changes in TCI, body fat composition (%BF, and fatigue during the study, which lasted 6 months. Twenty females recently diagnosed with breast cancer, scheduled to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, were assigned randomly to an experimental (N = 10 or control group (N = 10. Outcome measures included TCI (3-day food diary, %BF (skinfolds, and fatigue (revised Piper Fatigue Scale. Each exercise session was conducted as follows: initial cardiovascular activity (6-12 min, followed by stretching (5-10 min, resistance training (15-30 min, and a cool-down (approximately 8 min. Significant changes in TCI were observed among groups (F1,18 = 8.582; P = 0.009, at treatments 2 and 3, and at the end of the study [experimental (1973 ± 419, control (1488 ± 418; experimental (1946 ± 437, control (1436 ± 429; experimental (2315 ± 455, control (1474 ± 294, respectively]. A significant negative correlation was found (Spearman rho(18 = -0.759; P < 0.001 between TCI and %BF and between TCI and fatigue levels (Spearman rho(18 = -0.541; P = 0.014 at the end of the study. In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that an exercise intervention administered to breast cancer patients undergoing medical treatment may assist in the mitigation of some treatment side effects, including decreased TCI, increased fatigue, and negative changes in body composition.

  18. Insufficient voluntary intake of nutrients and energy in hospitalized patients Ingestión voluntariamente insuficiente de nutrientes y energía en pacientes hospitalizados

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    M. M. Tavares

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate the inadequacy of voluntary energy and nutrient intake on the first day of hospital admission. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in two terciary care hospitals, with a probabilistic sample of 50% of in-patients. Dietary intake was evaluated by a 24-hour dietary recall, and undernutrition was screened through the Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 tool. The overall frequency of inadequate energy and nutrient intake was estimated using Dietary Reference Intakes. Results: Energy and nutrient intakes from 258 patients showed very low values for both men and women. No significant differences were found for energy and nutrient intakes across age groups (Objetivo: El propósito de nuestro estudio fue evaluar la inadecuación de la ingestión voluntaria de energía y nutrientes durante el primer día de ingreso hospitalario. Pacientes y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal en dos centros hospitalarios de atención terciaria con una muestra probabilística del 50% de pacientes ingresados. Se evaluó la ingestión alimenticia mediante un diario de 24 horas, y se hizo un cribado de desnutrición mediante la herramienta Nutritional Risk Screening 2002. Se estimó la falta de adecuación del consumo de energía y nutrientes mediante el Dietary Reference Intakes. Resultados: El consumo de energía y nutrientes en 258 pacientes mostró niveles muy bajos tanto en hombre como en mujeres. No se hallaron diferencias significativas en el consumo de energía y nutrientes entre los distintos grupos de edad (< 65 años y ? 65 años. Cuando se analizó la proporción de sujetos del estudio con consumo inadecuado de nutrientes, se halló una alta proporción de inadecuación. El grado de inadecuación fue mayor para la fibra, niacina, folato, vitamina B12, magnesio y zinc. No se hallaron diferencias significativas en la energía y los nutrientes estudiados y los consumos inferiores a 1/3 de las recomendaciones dietéticas entre los pacientes con riesgo nutricional (n = 89 y aquellos bien nutridos (n = 169. Conclusión: La ingestión voluntaria de nutrientes y energía durante las primeras 24 horas del ingreso hospitalario es muy inadecuada. No se hallaron diferencias entre los pacientes bien y mal nutridos, ni entre los mayores o menores de 65 años.

  19. Correlation of magnesium intake with metabolic parameters, depression and physical activity in elderly type 2 diabetes patients: a cross-sectional study

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    Huang Jui-Hua

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a major global public health problem in the worldwide and is increasing in aging populations. Magnesium intake may be one of the most important factors for diabetes prevention and management. Low magnesium intake may exacerbate metabolic abnormalities. In this study, the relationships of magnesium intake with metabolic parameters, depression and physical activity in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes were investigated. Methods This cross-sectional study involved 210 type 2 diabetes patients aged 65?years and above. Participants were interviewed to obtain information on lifestyle and 24-hour dietary recall. Assessment of depression was based on DSM-IV criteria. Clinical variables measured included anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, and biochemical determinations of blood and urine samples. Linear regression was applied to determine the relationships of magnesium intake with nutritional variables and metabolic parameters. Results Among all patients, 88.6% had magnesium intake which was less than the dietary reference intake, and 37.1% had hypomagnesaemia. Metabolic syndromes and depression were associated with lower magnesium intake (p??0.05. A positive relationship was found between magnesium intake and HDL-cholesterol (p?=?0.005. Magnesium intake was inversely correlated with triglyceride, waist circumference, body fat percent and body mass index (p?p for trend?=?0005. Waist circumference, body fat percentage, and body mass index were significantly lower with increase quartile of magnesium intake (p for trend?p for trend? Conclusions The majority of elderly type 2 diabetes who have low magnesium intake may compound this deficiency with metabolic abnormalities and depression. Future studies should determine the effects of increased magnesium intake or magnesium supplementation on metabolic control and depression in elderly people with type 2 diabetes.

  20. Intake of antioxidants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis / Consumo de antioxidantes em portadores de artrite reumatoide

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    Bruna Nolasco Siqueira, Silva; Ísis Lucília Santos Borges de, Araújo; Pedrita Mirella Albuquerque, Queiroz; Angela Luzia Branco Pinto, Duarte; Maria Goretti Pessoa de Araújo, Burgos.

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    Full Text Available Objectivo: investigar o consumo alimentar de antioxidantes em pacientes portadores de artrite reumatoide. Métodos: estudo transversal do tipo série de casos com 53 mulheres acompanhadas no [...] Ambulatório de Reumatologia do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (HC-UFPE), de janeiro a outubro de 2012. Por meio de formulário, foram coletados parâmetros sociodemográficos e antropométricos (peso, estatura, índice de massa corpórea [IMC], alteração ponderal). A avaliação do consumo alimentar foi realizada por questionário de frequência alimentar semiquantitativo, analisado por tabela de composição de alimentos. A construção do banco de dados e a análise estatística foram realizadas por Excel e SPSS versão 18.0, com aplicação de testes Qui-quadrado, Anova e t-Student, com nível de confiança de 5%. Resultados: demonstrou-se que os pacientes apresentaram baixo consumo de vitaminas A, C e zinco. Portanto, ressalta-se a importância de maior consumo de alimentos fontes em antioxidantes, a fim de contribuir para a prevenção da lesão articular e a perda da função reumática, melhorando a qualidade de vida do paciente. Conclusão: demonstrou-se que os pacientes apresentaram baixo consumo de vitaminas A, C e zinco. Portanto, ressalta-se a importância de maior consumo de alimentos fontes em antioxidantes, a fim de contribuir para a prevenção da lesão articular e a perda da função reumática, melhorando a qualidade de vida do paciente. Abstract in english Objective: to investigate dietary intake of antioxidants in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: this is a cross-sectional case series study with 53 women accompanied at the [...] Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic, Hospital das Clínicas/UFPE, from January to October 2012. Demographic and anthropometric parameters (weight, height, body mass index, weight change) were collected by means of a form. The assessment of food consumption was conducted using a semi-quantitative food frequency survey, analyzed according to a food composition table. Database construction and statistical analysis were performed using Excel and SPSS version 18.0, using chi-squared test, Anova, and Student’s t-test, at a confidence level of 5%. Results: the sample was composed of 53 women with a mean age of 54.51 ± 4.24 years and BMI of 25.97 ± 5.94 kg/m². In the sociodemographic variables, statistically significant differences in origin, occupation, and income were observed. Daily consumption showed significance for vitamins A, C, and zinc. In adults, vitamins A and C were in accordance with recommendations, while in the elderly a low intake of vitamin E and selenium was observed. The relation between vitamin E and origin was significant. Conclusion: the sample was composed of 53 women with a mean age of 54.51 ± 4.24 years and BMI of 25.97 ± 5.94 kg/m². In the sociodemographic variables, statistically significant differences in origin, occupation, and income were observed. Daily consumption showed significance for vitamins A, C, and zinc. In adults, vitamins A and C were in accordance with recommendations, while in the elderly a low intake of vitamin E and selenium was observed. The relation between vitamin E and origin was significant.

  1. Dose assessment of medical staff taking care of patients treated with 131I due to the intake of 131I

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    Aim: Legislation requires that patient receiving 131I in activities greater than 550MBq have to be hospitalized in special closed department. Medical staff taking care of these patients can be exposed to external irradiation and internal contamination with 131I. The aim of this study was to assess the annual effective dose of medical staff taking care of patients treated with 131I due to the occupational intake of 131I. Material - Medical Staff: 6 nurses took care of 6 patients (placed into two rooms) treated with 131I in activities between 550 and 1100 MBq. 131I was normally delivered to patients once per week. After patients received 131I nurses were in contact with patients in average 4 hours per day, 4 days per week. Methods: Direct Method - whole body counting (WBC) of staff was performed daily after they finished their work and indirect method - determination of air 131I concentration in patient's rooms (AC) were used to assess the intake of 131I by staff. Measurements were done in winter period.Results and Dose Assessment: Results of measurements of medical staff and determination of 131I air concentration are presented. Average daily 131I intake of staff assessed from WBC results was 315 Bq; average daily 131I air concentration for first four days was 35 Bq/m3. Assessment of annual effective dose due to the internal contamination (realistic approach): - Direct method: 315 Bq/day x 208 days/year x 7,6 Sv/Bq x 10-9 = 0,498 mSv/year. - Indirect method: 35 Bq/m3 x 1,5 m3/hour x 832 hours/year x 7,6 Sv/Bq x 10-9 = 0,332 mSv/year. Conclusion: Medical staff taking care of patients treated with 131I received effective dose less than 0,5 mSv/year due to the intake of 131I. In the some time period they received 1,65 to 2,24 mSv due to the exposure to the external radiation coming from patients treated with 131I

  2. Nutritional status and food intake of Brazilian patients at various stages of Alzheimer’s disease: A crosssectional study

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    Vanessa Fernanda Goes

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Alzheimer’s disease (AD is characterized by disorders that can impair the nutrition of the patient and lead to weight loss and nutritional deficits during the course of the disease. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status and food intake of Brazilian patients with Alzheimer’s disease at 3 different stages of the disease. The sample consisted of 30 subjects of both genders, mean age 77 years, with probable AD. Subjects were assessed by collecting anthropometric data, the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA, serum albumin content, Mini Mental State Examination and 24-hour records of food and drink. Although a steady decrease in average weight was observed as the disease progressed (CDR1: 70.8±15.9 kg; CDR2: 61.4±15.7 kg; CDR3: 56.1± 8.4 kg, the differences were not significant. MNA and serum albumin both fell during the progression of the disease (p = 0.042; p = 0.047, respectively and, at the severe stage, half the patients were found to be undernourished and the other half at risk of undernutrition. According to their body mass index, 23.3% of patients were overweight. The nutritional value of the food consumed was similar across the stages of AD. In conclusion, the majority of Brazilian patients with AD in this study exhibited cognitive decline and malnutrition. However, food intake was similar among the stages of the disease, thus having no direct association with the progression of AD.

  3. Dietary intake of micronutrients in first-degree healthy, diabetic and IGT relatives of type II diabetic patients

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    Hosein Khosravi-Broojeni

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: To evaluate the dietary content of micronutrients in first-degree relatives of type II diabetic patients, with respect to the influence of dietary composition on the development of diabetes. Methods and Materials: 210 first-degree relatives of type II diabetic patients were divided into 2 groups (normal and IGT+ diabetic, according to the results of OGTT. 3-Day food recall questionnaire was completed by skilled nutritionists from all subjects. The participants’ intake of calorie, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, chromium and vitamins B1, B6, C and E was calculated and the results were compared between 2 groups. Results: The mean of age and BMI were 48.9 ? 5.2, 43.6 ? 6.7 years (P=0.373 and 29.3 ? 0.7, 28.7 ? 0.8 kg/m2 in impaired and normal groups, respectively. No significant difference was observed in energy, magnesium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, chromium and vitamins B1, B6, C and E intake between 2 groups. Conclusion: Although the micronutrient intake between studied groups didn’t differ significantly, the dietary content of chromium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin E was less than recommended daily allowance values. This finding can be taken into consideration with respect to the influence of some micronutrients, including magnesium and chromium, on glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.

  4. Association between Nutrient Intake and Obesity in Type 2 Diabetic Patients from the Korean National Diabetes Program: A Cross-Sectional Study

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    Kim, So hun; Hong, Seong Bin; Suh, Young Ju; Choi, Yun Jin; Nam, Moonsuk; Lee, Hyoung Woo; Park, Ie Byung; Chon, Suk; Woo, Jeong-taek; Baik, Sei Hyun; Park, Yongsoo; Kim, Dae Jung; Lee, Kwan Woo; Kim, Young Seol

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    The aim of the study was to assess the association between usual dietary nutrient intake and obesity in Korean type 2 diabetic patients. We examined 2,832 type 2 diabetic patients from the Korean National Diabetes Program cohort who completed dietary assessment and clinical evaluation in this cross-sectional study. In men, higher dietary fiber intake was associated with a lower odds of being obese (Ptrend = 0.003) and in women, higher protein intake was associated with a lower odds of being o...

  5. Family History of Affective Illness in Schizophrenia Patients: Symptoms and Cognition

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    This study examined the relationship between having a family history of affective disorder and neuropsychological functioning and PANSS symptoms in schizophrenia patients falling into four exclusive family history groups (affective spectrum disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, both, or neither). Schizophrenia patients with a family history of affective illness had the best performance on IQ tests and executive function measures. Symptoms showed fewer family history group differences. ...

  6. Association of dietary soy genistein intake with lung function and asthma control: a post-hoc analysis of patients enrolled in a prospective multicentre clinical trial

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    Bime, Christian; Wei, Christine Y; Holbrook, Janet; Smith, Lewis J; Wise, Robert A

    2013-01-01

    Background Broad dietary patterns have been linked to asthma but the relative contribution of specific nutrients is unclear. Soy genistein has important anti-inflammatory and other biological effects that might be beneficial in asthma. A positive association was previously reported between soy genistein intake and lung function but not with asthma exacerbations. Aims To conduct a post-hoc analysis of patients with inadequately controlled asthma enrolled in a prospective multicentre clinical trial to replicate this association. Methods A total of 300 study participants were included in the analysis. Dietary soy genistein intake was measured using the Block Soy Foods Screener. The level of soy genistein intake (little or no intake, moderate intake, or high intake) was compared with baseline lung function (pre-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)) and asthma control (proportion of participants with an episode of poor asthma control (EPAC) and annualised rates of EPACs over a 6-month follow-up period. Results Participants with little or no genistein intake had a lower baseline FEV1 than those with a moderate or high intake (2.26L vs. 2.53L and 2.47L, respectively; p=0.01). EPACs were more common among those with no genistein intake than in those with a moderate or high intake (54% vs. 35% vs. 40%, respectively; p<0.001). These findings remained significant after adjustment for patient demographics and body mass index. Conclusions In patients with asthma, consumption of a diet with moderate to high amounts of soy genistein is associated with better lung function and better asthma control. PMID:22885561

  7. Effects of Intake of Milk Enriched with Aloe vera on Patients with Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease

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    Marta Sangil-Monroy; Lluís Serra-Majem; José M. Marrero Monroy; Adriana Ortiz Andrellucchi; Almudena Sánchez-Villegas; Jorge Doreste; Paul Knipschild

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    Background: Aloe vera has been used by many civilizations throughout history due to the numerous properties attributed. Gastro oesophageal reflux disease is a common disorder with consequences for the patient’s health related quality of life. Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the benefits of the Aloe vera in 80 patients with gastro oesophageal reflux. Methods: This is probably the first randomised and double-blind trail ever performed on this subject. The st...

  8. What is the patient really taking? Discrepancies between surgery and anesthesiology preoperative medication histories

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    Burda, S.; Hobson, D; Pronovost, P

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    Background: Surgical patients may be at risk for medication discrepancies that may lead to medication errors because both the anesthesiologist and the surgeon write separate preoperative medication histories.

  9. Design and Implementation of a Medication Reconciliation Kiosk: the Automated Patient History Intake Device (APHID)

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    Lesselroth, Blake J; Felder, Robert S.; Adams, Shawn M.; Cauthers, Phillip D.; Dorr, David A.; Wong, Gordon J.; Douglas, David M.

    2009-01-01

    Errors associated with medication documentation account for a substantial fraction of preventable medical errors. Hence, the Joint Commission has called for the adoption of reconciliation strategies at all United States healthcare institutions. Although studies suggest that reconciliation tools can reduce errors, it remains unclear how best to implement systems and processes that are reliable and sensitive to clinical workflow. The authors designed a primary care process that supported reconc...

  10. Ingesta dietética en un grupo de pacientes fumadores de marihuana Dietary intakes in a group of marihuana smoking patients

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    D. A. De Luis

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El uso de marihuana (cannabis sativa tiene efectos sobre el apetito, siendo los estudios en la literatura escasos. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue evaluar la ingesta de un grupo de sujetos fumadores de marihuana. Pacientes y métodos: Se incluyeron un total de 32 varones. La edad media fue de 37,25 ± 8,8 años. A todos los pacientes se les determinó el peso corporal, la talla y el índice de masa corporal y se realizó una encuesta nutricional. Resultados: La ingesta calórica total fue de 3.350,1 ± 979 kcal/día. La distribución de calorías fue de un 44,3% en forma de hidratos de carbono, un 14% en proteínas y un 41,7% en grasas (50,6% grasas monoinsaturadas, 36,3% grasas saturadas y el 13,1% grasas polinsaturadas. La ingesta absoluta de proteínas fue evelada (109,6 ± 38,5 g/día así como la ingesta corregida por peso (1,62 ± 0,73. Con referencia a los minerales y vitaminas, existió una baja ingesta de vitamina D, E, ácido fólico, magnesio y yodo. Las ingestas de vitaminas A, C, K, tiamina, riboflavina, B6, niacina, B12, calcio, hierro y zinc fueron superiores a las recomendaciones internacionales. No existieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la ingesta dietética ni en el peso entre los dos grupos de consumidores de marihuana en funcion de la mediana de tiempo de consumo (19 años. Conclusiones: Los pacientes fumadores de marihuana realizan una dieta hipercalorica e hiperproteica, rica en grasas y con un aporte por encima de lo recomendado de micronutrientes. Todo ello sin relacionarse con el peso del paciente.Background: Marihuana use has effects on appetite; studies in the literature on this topic area are limited. The aim of our work was to evaluate the dietary intake of marihuana smoking patietns. Patients and methods: A total of 32 male subjects were enrolled (average age 37.25 ± 8.8 years. In all patients were determined weight, height and body mass index and a three days nutritional questionnaire. Results: Total calories intakes were higher (3,350.1 ± 979 kcal/day. Distribution of calories was 44.3% of carbohydrates, 14% of proteins and 41.7% of lipids (50.6% mono-unsaturate fats, 36.3% saturate fats and 13.1% poluunsaturated fats. Total protein intake was 109.6 ± 38.5 g/day and corrected by weight was 1.62 ± 0.73 g/kg. Low intake of vitamin D, E, folic, magnesium and iodine were detected. High intake of vitamin A, C, K, thiamine, riboflavine, B6, niacin, B12, calcium, iron and zinc were observed. No statistical differences in dietary ntake or weight were detected between groups of marihuana users by median of consumtion time of this drug. Conclusions: Marihuana smoking patients realized a hipercloric and hiperproteic diet, with high amounts of fats and with an intake of micronutrients above international recommendations. This dietary intake has not related with weight.

  11. Association of abuse history with symptom severity and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

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    Jiao, Juan; Vincent, Ann; Cha, Stephen S; Luedtke, Connie A; Oh, Terry H

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    A high prevalence of abuse has been reported in patients with fibromyalgia. We aimed to examine the association between self-reported abuse history and symptom severity and quality of life (QOL) in 962 patients with fibromyalgia. All patients completed the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and the Short Form 36 health survey (SF-36). Multivariate regression analyses were performed. In total, 289 patients (30%) reported a history of abuse. Of those who specified abuse types, 161 patients (59%) reported more than 1 type of abuse (36% emotional, 32% physical, 25% sexual, and 7% verbal). Patients in the abuse group were younger and more likely to be female, unemployed, unmarried, and current smokers compared with patients who reported no abuse. After adjusting for these differences, abuse history was associated with worse symptoms, as indicated by a higher FIQ total score (P abuse history was associated with worse QOL, with lower SF-36 scores in all domains except the physical component summary. In conclusion, abuse history in patients with fibromyalgia was associated with worse symptoms and QOL compared with those patients without abuse history. Future studies are needed to assess whether additional tailored interventions as part of fibromyalgia treatment are helpful for patients with a history of abuse. PMID:25129032

  12. Ingesta dietética en un grupo de pacientes fumadores de marihuana / Dietary intakes in a group of marihuana smoking patients

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    D. A. De, Luis; A., Armentia; P. L., Muñoz; A., Dueñas-Laita; B., Martín; B. De la, Fuente; O., Izaola.

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El uso de marihuana (cannabis sativa) tiene efectos sobre el apetito, siendo los estudios en la literatura escasos. El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue evaluar la ingesta de un grupo de sujetos fumadores de marihuana. Pacientes y métodos: Se incluyeron un total de 32 varones. La edad med [...] ia fue de 37,25 ± 8,8 años. A todos los pacientes se les determinó el peso corporal, la talla y el índice de masa corporal y se realizó una encuesta nutricional. Resultados: La ingesta calórica total fue de 3.350,1 ± 979 kcal/día. La distribución de calorías fue de un 44,3% en forma de hidratos de carbono, un 14% en proteínas y un 41,7% en grasas (50,6% grasas monoinsaturadas, 36,3% grasas saturadas y el 13,1% grasas polinsaturadas). La ingesta absoluta de proteínas fue evelada (109,6 ± 38,5 g/día) así como la ingesta corregida por peso (1,62 ± 0,73). Con referencia a los minerales y vitaminas, existió una baja ingesta de vitamina D, E, ácido fólico, magnesio y yodo. Las ingestas de vitaminas A, C, K, tiamina, riboflavina, B6, niacina, B12, calcio, hierro y zinc fueron superiores a las recomendaciones internacionales. No existieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la ingesta dietética ni en el peso entre los dos grupos de consumidores de marihuana en funcion de la mediana de tiempo de consumo (19 años). Conclusiones: Los pacientes fumadores de marihuana realizan una dieta hipercalorica e hiperproteica, rica en grasas y con un aporte por encima de lo recomendado de micronutrientes. Todo ello sin relacionarse con el peso del paciente. Abstract in english Background: Marihuana use has effects on appetite; studies in the literature on this topic area are limited. The aim of our work was to evaluate the dietary intake of marihuana smoking patietns. Patients and methods: A total of 32 male subjects were enrolled (average age 37.25 ± 8.8 years). In all p [...] atients were determined weight, height and body mass index and a three days nutritional questionnaire. Results: Total calories intakes were higher (3,350.1 ± 979 kcal/day). Distribution of calories was 44.3% of carbohydrates, 14% of proteins and 41.7% of lipids (50.6% mono-unsaturate fats, 36.3% saturate fats and 13.1% poluunsaturated fats). Total protein intake was 109.6 ± 38.5 g/day and corrected by weight was 1.62 ± 0.73 g/kg. Low intake of vitamin D, E, folic, magnesium and iodine were detected. High intake of vitamin A, C, K, thiamine, riboflavine, B6, niacin, B12, calcium, iron and zinc were observed. No statistical differences in dietary ntake or weight were detected between groups of marihuana users by median of consumtion time of this drug. Conclusions: Marihuana smoking patients realized a hipercloric and hiperproteic diet, with high amounts of fats and with an intake of micronutrients above international recommendations. This dietary intake has not related with weight.

  13. Prácticas vinculadas al consumo de sal en pacientes con enfermedad renal / Salt intake practices in patients with renal disease

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    Jessica, Delgado Peralta; Jennifer, Bernal Rivas.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Excederse en el consumo de sal es una práctica común, que conlleva a consecuencias patológicas en la población en general, más aún en el paciente renal. Un consumo elevado de este elemento se asocia con mayor riesgo de desarrollo de hipertensión, enfermedad cardiovascular y renal, patologías respons [...] ables de 60% de la morbi-mortalidad mundial. La Organización Mundial de la Salud recomienda un consumo máximo de 5g. sal/día. Esta investigación busca determinar las prácticas vinculadas al consumo de sal y estimar su consumo en pacientes con enfermedad renal, que asisten al departamento de nefrología del hospital Guanare, Portuguesa-Venezuela. Es un estudio mixto, realizado en 66 pacientes (n=36 grupos focales, n=30 entrevistas cuantitativas). Las variables estudiadas fueron: disponibilidad de sal en hogar, consumo de alimentos con elevado contenido de sodio y prácticas cualitativas vinculadas al consumo de sal. Los pacientes consumieron 12,5 (?) y 11,3 (?) g/día de sal, provenientes del consumo directo y alimentos procesados. Los alimentos con elevado contenido de sodio más frecuentemente consumidos fueron: leche entera en polvo, quesos llanero y blanco pasteurizado, embutidos, enlatados, bebidas gaseosas, margarina, sazonadores y salsas (mayonesa, inglesa, ajo y soya). Los pacientes no leen el etiquetado nutricional y desconocen la cantidad de sodio de alimentos procesados. Los pacientes evitan el uso de sal de mesa, pero no el consumo de alimentos procesados. El consumo de sal de los pacientes, duplica las recomendaciones internacionales y nacionales que regulan el consumo de sodio, lo que conlleva a una disminución de la expectativa y calidad de vida. Abstract in english Exceed salt intake is a common practice, that leads to pathological consequences in the whole population, even more in the patient with renal disease. High salt consumption has been associated with hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease that are responsible for 60% of worldwide mor [...] bi-mortality. The World Health Organization recommends a maximum intake of 5 g of salt/day. The aim of this study is to determine practices related with salt intake, and estimate the consumption in patients with renal disease, who attended the nephrology department in Guanare´s Hospital, Portuguesa State, Venezuela. We used a mixed-method approach in 66 patients (n=36 subjects from focus groups, n=30 who participated in quantitative interviews). The main variables studied were: availability of salt at household, intake of foods with high Sodium content, practices related with use of salt. The patients consumed 12.5 (?) and 11.3 (?) g/day, from salt alone and processed foods. The most consumed foods with high sodium content were: whole milk powder, white local cheese, ham, canned food, soft drinks, margarine, mayonnaise, garlic and soy sauce. Patients do not read the food label, ignore the amount of sodium in processed foods, avoid the salt on the table, but not from processed food. The salt intakes of these patients exceed more than double the international and national recommendations, and as a consequence they diminished their life expectancy and reduced their quality of life.

  14. Relation between alcohol intake, myocardial enzyme activity, and myocardial function in dilated cardiomyopathy. Evidence for the concept of alcohol induced heart muscle disease.

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    Richardson, P. J.; Wodak, A D; Atkinson, L; Saunders, J. B.; Jewitt, D. E.

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    Detailed drinking histories were taken in 38 patients in whom dilated cardiomyopathy was diagnosed by cardiac catheterisation and left ventricular biopsy. On the basis of the drinking history twenty patients were classified as being in an abstinent or light drinking group and eighteen patients as being in a heavy drinking group (daily alcohol intake in excess of 80 g or cumulative lifetime intake exceeding 250 kg). Activities of myocardial creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, alpha hydroxy...

  15. Usual dietary intake among female breast cancer survivors is not significantly different from women with no cancer history: results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2006.

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    Milliron, Brandy-Joe; Vitolins, Mara Z; Tooze, Janet A

    2014-06-01

    Dietary intake is a modifiable behavior that may reduce the risk of recurrence and death among breast cancer survivors. Cancer survivors are encouraged to consume a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and limit red meat, processed meat, and alcohol intake. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2003-2006), this study examined whether breast cancer survivors and women with no history of cancer differed in the distribution of usual intake of foods included in the dietary recommendations for preventing cancer and recurrences. Participants completed one or two 24-hour dietary recalls. The food groups included in this analysis were whole fruit; total vegetables; dark green and orange vegetables; whole grains; red meat; processed meat; alcohol; and calories from solid fat, alcohol, and added sugar. The National Cancer Institute Method was used to estimate the distribution of usual intake and to compare breast cancer survivors (n=102) to noncancer respondents (n=2,684). Using age and cancer survivor as covariates, subgroup estimates of usual intake were constructed. No significant group differences were found, except that survivors reported a greater intake of whole grains. More than 90% of both groups did not meet recommendations for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; 75.4% and 70.2%, respectively, consumed less than the red meat recommendation; and fat, alcohol, and added sugar. The diet of breast cancer survivors was not significantly different from women with no history of cancer. PMID:24169415

  16. Greater Calcium Intake is Associated with Better Bone Health Measured by Quantitative Ultrasound of the Phalanges in Pediatric Patients Treated with Anticonvulsant Drugs

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    Vicente Vera

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    Full Text Available We aimed to investigate and compare the effects of chronic antiepileptic therapy on bone health in pediatric patients using quantitative ultrasound of the phalanges (QUS and controlling for potential confounding factors, particularly nutrient intake. The amplitude-dependent speed of sound (Ad-SoS was measured in 33 epileptic children and 32 healthy children aged 6.5 ± 3.1 and 6.3 ± 1.1 (mean ± SD years, respectively. There were no significant differences in the demographics such as age, weight and height between epileptic children and the control group children. None of the children in the epileptic or the treatment group were found to have a vitamin D deficiency. There were no significant differences in laboratory tests between groups. Lower QUS figures were found in the epileptic children (p = 0.001. After further adjustment for potential confounders such age, height, weight, calcium intake, vitamin D intake, physical activity and sex, the differences remained significant (p < 0.001. After further classification of the participants based on the tertile of calcium intake, no significant differences were found between patients and healthy controls in the greatest tertile of calcium intake (p = 0.217. We conclude that anticonvulsant therapy using valproate may lead to low bone mass in children and that an adequate intake of calcium might counteract such deleterious effects.

  17. Influence of brucellosis history on serological diagnosis and evolution of patients with acute brucellosis.

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    Mantecón, María de Los Angeles; Gutiérrez, María Purificación; Zarzosa, María Del Pilar; Fernández-Lago, Luis; Colmenero, Juan de Dios; Vizcaíno, Nieves; Bratos, Miguel Angel; Almaraz, Ana; Cubero, Africa; Muñoz, Maria Fe; Rodríguez Torres, A; Orduña, Antonio

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    Serological diagnosis of human brucellosis is problematic in endemic brucellosis regions and with patients having a history of brucellosis. The aim of this study is to ascertain the serologic and evolutionary behavior of the tests of serum agglutination, Coombs anti-Brucella, immunocapture-agglutination, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) IgG, IgA, IgM and ELISA-IgG avidity against Brucella lipopolysaccharide (S-LPS), in patients with acute brucellosis based on whether or not a history of brucellosis exists. Titers and seropositivity in all the tests assayed were higher in the patients having brucellosis history (from 90.9% in ELISA-IgM to 100% in ELISA-IgG) than in the patients lacking such history (from 79.3% in ELISA-IgM to 86.2% in Coombs, immunocapture-agglutination, and ELISA-IgG). IgG S-LPS avidity results in patients with brucellosis history were significantly higher (always over 84%) than in patients without brucellosis history (from 48.0% in the initial sera to 81% ten months later) (pBrucella in the initial sera and ELISA-IgG avidity against S-LPS may allow distinguishing patients with brucellosis caused by primary infection in the initial stages of the disease from patients seropositive due to prior infections from Brucella. PMID:18834635

  18. Evaluation of computer-based medical histories taken by patients at home.

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    Slack, Warner V; Kowaloff, Hollis B; Davis, Roger B; Delbanco, Tom; Locke, Steven E; Safran, Charles; Bleich, Howard L

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    The authors developed a computer-based general medical history to be taken by patients in their homes over the internet before their first visit with their primary care doctor, and asked six doctors and their participating patients to assess this history and its effect on their subsequent visit. Forty patients began the history; 32 completed the history and post-history assessment questionnaire and were for the most part positive in their assessment; and 23 continued on to complete their post-visit assessment questionnaire and were for the most part positive about the helpfulness of the history and its summary at the time of their visit with the doctor. The doctors in turn strongly favored the immediate, routine use of two modules of the history--the family and social histories--for all their new patients. The doctors suggested further that the summaries of the other modules of the history be revised and shortened to make it easier for them to focus on clinical issues in the order of their preference. PMID:22237866

  19. A case-control study on the dietary taurine intake, nutrient status and life stress of functional constipation patients in Korean male college students

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    You Jeong-Soon; Park Ji-Yeon; Chang Kyung-Ja

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Constipation is a common gastrointestinal symptom in Korea as well as in Western countries. This study was performed to investigate the dietary taurine intake, nutrient status, and life stress of functional constipation (FC) patients in Korean male college students. Methods Research data were collected in 2008 and a total of 104 male students (52 with FC patients and 52 healthy controls without FC) were included. FC patients were defined by the codes for the Rome? Modular ...

  20. Consequences of radiotherapy on nutritional status, dietary intake, serum zinc and copper levels in patients with gastrointestinal tract and head and neck cancer

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    Malnutrition occurs frequently in cancer patients and is multifactorial and can lead to negative outcomes. So we studied the effect of radiotherapy on nutritional status, weight changes, dietary intake, serum zinc and copper levels. During the period of October to March 2005, 45 cancer patients who referred to the Radiotherapy Center, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran were recruited. We assessed the nutritional status of patients using Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) questionnaire. Patients on the basis of location of radiotherapy classified to mediastinum, head and neck pelvic groups. Changes in dietary intake (using 24 hour recall method) and body weight were evaluated prior to and during radiotherapy. At the onset and the end of radiotherapy, serum levels of Zinc, copper and albumin were determined. After treatment malnutrition increased significantly in all patients (p=0.01) and in head and neck (p=0.007) and pelvic groups (p=0.04). The decreased bodyweight of patients was significant in head and neck (p=0.02) and pelvic groups (p=0.05). The mean daily energy and protein intake of head and neck and pelvic groups decreased during radiotherapy while energy intake increased significantly in mediastinum group (p=0.01). After treatment, significant decreases also observed in mean serum zinc, copper and albumin levels (p<0.05). Because of negative effect of radiotherapy on oral feeding, nutritional assessment and intervention should be an integral part of treatment. Also, it would be worthwhile studying the effect of zinc supplementation on dietary intake and nutritional status of patients. (author)

  1. SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR AMONG TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS AS A SIDE EFFECT OF CYCLOSERINE INTAKE

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    Meruert Muhamedovna Mukhamedova

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite the high incidence of tuberculosis worldwide, there are only a few studies on its psychiatric complications such as suicidal behaviour. The results presented in the literary review include a study on epidemiological characteristics of tuberculosis and side-effects of the second-line drug cycloserine. The main focus is placed on the neurobiological mechanisms of glutamatergic system stimulation by cycloserine intake (dosage 500 mg per day or higher and the research results that help to analyze the relationship between side effects such as suicidal thoughts and stimulation of the H-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA receptors. Polymorphism of GRIN3A and GRIN3B genes responsible for NMDA receptors was described considering the role of these genes in neurobiological reactions. The localization of GRIN3B gene to chromosome 19p13.3 was demonstrated.

  2. A Better Diet Quality is Attributable to Adequate Energy Intake in Hemodialysis Patients

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    Kim, Hyerang; LIM, Hyunjung; Choue, Ryowon

    2015-01-01

    Poor diet quality is one of strong predictors of subsequent increased mortality in hemodialysis patients. To determine diet quality and to define major problems contributing to poor diet quality in hemodialysis patients, a cross-sectional study was conducted between June 2009 and October 2010. Sixty-three hemodialysis patients (31 men, 32 women; aged 55.3 ± 11.9 years) in stable condition were recruited from the Artificial Kidney Center in Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. Three-day diet re...

  3. Platelet function in patients with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage who subsequently miscarry again.

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    Dempsey, Mark Anthony

    2015-05-01

    This study was designed to evaluate platelet aggregation in pregnant women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage (RM) and to compare platelet function in such patients who go on to have either another subsequent miscarriage or a successful pregnancy.

  4. A study on first intake assessments of in-patient referrals to psychiatric rehabilitation services

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    Geetha Desai

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Psychiatric rehabilitation is an important component in mental health services. The rehabilitation needs of patients with mental illness have been highlighted in various studies. The studies on in-patient referrals to rehabilitation services however are sparse. This study describes the clinical and demographic details and the reasons for referrals to rehabilitation services during the in-patients stay. Materials and Methods: A semi-structured pro forma was used for the assessment of in-patients referred for the psychiatric rehabilitation services. The pro forma included socio-demographic details such as background, family resources, illness related details such as symptom status, risk assessment, medication details. The total number of referrals for a period of 5 months was collected and coded. Results: The total number of referrals for a period of 5 months was 216 and there were 197 forms available for the study. The mean age of the sample was 31.48 ± 10.46 years. Vocational rehabilitation was the commonest reason for referral to the in-patient services. Severe mental disorders were the most common diagnosis of patients refereed to the services. Conclusions: Patients with severe mental illness were most often referred to the in-patient services. This indicates that we need include to rehabilitation in the management plan at the earliest. Vocational rehabilitation is the most common reason for referrals and there is a need to develop services to cater to these needs.

  5. Visual pathway abnormalities were found in most multiple sclerosis patients despite history of previous optic neuritis

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    Stella Maris Costa Castro

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    Full Text Available Objective It was to investigate visual field (VF abnormalities in a group of multiple sclerosis (MS patients in the remission phase and the presence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI lesions in the optic radiations. Methods VF was assessed in 60 participants (age range 20-51 years: 35 relapsing-remitting MS patients [20 optic neuritis (+, 15 optic neuritis (-] and 25 controls. MRI (3-Tesla was obtained in all patients. Results Visual parameters were abnormal in MS patients as compared to controls. The majority of VF defects were diffuse. All patients except one had posterior visual pathways lesions. No significant difference in lesion number, length and distribution was noted between patients with and without history of optic neuritis. One patient presented homonymous hemianopsia. Conclusion Posterior visual pathway abnormalities were found in most MS patients despite history of previous optic neuritis.

  6. ASSOCIATION OF CAFFEINE INTAKE AND LIVER FIBROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C

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    Kalinca da Silva OLIVEIRA

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    Full Text Available Background Caffeine consumption has been associated to decreased levels of liver enzymes and lower risk of fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus. Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the association between caffeine consumption and inflammatory activity or degree of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus infection. Methods A cross-sectional study of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection treated in an outpatient Gastroenterology Unit of Santa Casa Hospital (Porto Alegre - Brasil. Patients were interviewed regarding the consumption of caffeine and anthropometric assessment was performed. Liver biopsy was performed in a maximum period of 36 months before inclusion in the study Results There were 113 patients, 67 (59.3% females, 48 (42.5% were aged between 52 and 62 years, and 101 (89.4% were white. The average caffeine consumption was 251.41 ± 232.32 mg/day, and 70 (62% patients consumed up to 250 mg/day of caffeine. There was no association between caffeine consumption and inflammatory activity on liver biopsy. On the other hand, when evaluating the caffeine consumption liver fibrosis an inverse association was observed. Conclusions The greater consumption of caffeine was associated with lower liver fibrosis. There was no association between caffeine consumption and inflammatory activity.

  7. Comparison of patients rehospitalized for heart failure with versus without a history of habitual alcohol consumption.

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    Panikkath, Ragesh; Suvorava, Natalia; Ngo, Neena; Panikkath, Deepa; Lim, Sian Yik; Umyarova, Elvira; Meyerrose, Gary

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    Alcohol paradoxically is known to have a protective and a deleterious effect on the heart. The effect of alcoholism on the growing problem of heart failure (HF) readmissions is not known. This study addressed this issue with a population of adult patients (>20 years old) who were readmitted for HF within 30 days after a hospitalization for HF at a university hospital in West Texas for a period of 5 years. Of the 204 patients with HF who were readmitted, 130 were admitted for HF exacerbations and 74 for unrelated medical conditions. Seventy-two (55%) were men, and the patients' mean age was 67 ± 15 years. Only 32 patients (24%) had a history of alcoholism. The mean age was significantly lower in patients with a history of alcoholism than in those without (62 ± 11 vs. 67 ± 15 years; P = 0.03), and there were more men in the group with a history of alcoholism (78% vs. 52%; P = 0.006). The mean ejection fraction was significantly lower in patients with a history of alcoholism than in those without (35 ± 19% vs. 39 ± 16%, P = 0.04). The length of stay was slightly longer in patients with a history of alcoholism, although the difference was not statistically significant (6 ± 5 vs. 5 ± 4 days; P = 0.52). Although alcohol contributed to only less than one quarter of hospital admissions, these patients were relatively younger and were predominantly males, compared to the sex-matched distribution of patients without a history of alcoholism. PMID:24982560

  8. The Natural History and Predictors for Intervention in Patients with Small Renal Mass Undergoing Active Surveillance

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    Bahouth, Zaher; Halachmi, Sarel; Meyer, Gil; Avitan, Ofir; Moskovitz, Boaz; Nativ, Ofer

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    Aim. To describe the natural history of small renal mass on active surveillance and identify parameters that could help in predicting the need for intervention in patients with small renal masses undergoing active surveillance. We also discuss the need for renal biopsy in the management of these patients. Methods. A retrospective analysis of 78 renal masses ?4?cm diagnosed at our Urology Department at Bnai Zion Medical Center between September 2003 and March 2012. Results. Seventy patients wi...

  9. Tracking Cancer Patients Medical History Using Wireless Emerging Technology : Near Field Communication

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    Full Text Available The principal objective of this paper is to present an effective solution for storing and retrieving a cancer patient’s medical history in hospitals, clinics and wherever else need be. We have used latest technologies like Near Field Communication (NFC as a medium for communication, MySQL server for storing the database i.e. EHR (Electronic Health Record of patients and lastly an Android application which will provide the interface for the same.

  10. BRCA1 status in Pakistani breast cancer patients with moderate family history

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    Objective: To determine BRCA1 status in breast carcinoma patients of Pakistani origin. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: The Oncology Clinics of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, between May 2005 and December 2009. Methodology: Fifty three breast cancer patients based on clinical and laboratory diagnosis were recruited for this study. Moderate family history was defined as having a close relative (mother, daughter, sister) diagnosed with breast cancer under 45 years. Peripheral blood samples were collected from each patient in a 5 ml tube containing EDTA as anticoagulant. Subsequent to DNA extraction, mutational analysis of BRCA1 exons 2, 5, 6, 16, 20 and 22 was carried out using single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) assay while protein truncation test (PTT) was used to examine mutations in exon 11. All BRCA1 sequence variants were confirmed by DNA sequencing. Results: Twenty-three patients were diagnosed with early onset breast cancer, 30 patients had moderate family history. At the time of diagnosis, the median age of enrolled patients was 39 years (range 24-65 years). Out of 53 patients, analyzed by SSCP assay, mobility shift was detected in exon 6, 16 and 20 of three patients, whereas one patient was tested positive for mutation in exon 11 by PTT assays. All patients with BRCA1 mutations were further confirmed by DNA sequencing analysis. In exon 16 c.4837A > G was confirmed, which is a common polymorphism reported in several populations including Asians. Moreover, mutations in exon 6 (c.271T > G), exon 20 (c.5231 del G) and exon 11 (c.1123 T > G) were reported first time in the Pakistani population. Several BRCA1 mutations were observed in Pakistani breast cancer patients with moderate family history. Therefore, mutation-based genetic counselling for patients with moderate family history can facilitate management, if one first or second degree relative or early onset disease is apparent. (author)

  11. Cancer history and other personal factors affect quality of life in patients with hepatitis C

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    Toro Charlene; Schwartz Myron; Markovits Temima; Samuel Shelby; Erez Orry; Scott Jennifer; Iyer Sandy; Olson Sara H; Gambarin-Gelwan Maya; Kurtz Robert C

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    Abstract Background Although patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) have been found to have reduced quality of life, little is known about how other characteristics affect their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of other characteristics, including history of cancer, on quality of life in patients with CHC. Methods One hundred forty patients from clinics at three hospitals in New York City completed a detailed epidemiologic interview about demographic an...

  12. Contributors to suicidal ideation among bipolar patients with and without a history of suicide attempts.

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    Allen, MH; Chessick, CA; Miklowitz, DJ; Goldberg, JF; Wisniewski, SR; Miyahara, S.; Calabrese, JR; Marangell, L; Bauer, MS; Thomas; Bowden, CL; Sachs, GS

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    This study was designed to develop models for vulnerability to suicidal ideation in bipolar patients. Logistic regression models examined correlates of suicidal ideation in patients who had versus had not attempted suicide previously. Of 477 patients assessed, complete data on demographic, illness history, and personality variables were available on 243. The regression models achieved positive predictive values of 55% and 59% for the attempter (N = 92) and nonattempter groups (N = 151), respe...

  13. Serum carnitine as an independent biomarker of malnutrition in patients with impaired oral intake.

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    Iwamoto, Junichi; Honda, Akira; Miyamoto, Yasunori; Miyazaki, Teruo; Murakami, Masashi; Saito, Yoshifumi; Ikegami, Tadashi; Miyamoto, Jiro; Matsuzaki, Yasushi

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    Carnitine is a vitamin-like compound that plays important roles in fatty acid ?-oxidation and the control of the mitochondrial coenzyme A/acetyl-CoA ratio. However, carnitine is not added to ordinary enteral nutrition or total parenteral nutrition. In this study, we determined the serum carnitine concentrations in subjects receiving ordinary enteral nutrition (EN) or total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases to compare its levels with those of other nutritional markers. Serum samples obtained from 11 EN and 11 TPN patients and 82 healthy controls were examined. In addition, 10 Crohn's disease and 10 ulcerative colitis patients with malnutrition who were barely able to ingest an ordinary diet were also evaluated. Carnitine and its derivatives were quantified using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The carnitine concentrations in EN and TPN subjects were significantly lower compared with those of the control subjects. Neither the serum albumin nor the total cholesterol level was correlated with the carnitine concentration, although a significant positive correlation was found between the serum albumin and total cholesterol levels. Indeed, patients with CD and UC showed significantly reduced serum albumin and/or total cholesterol levels, but their carnitine concentrations remained normal. In conclusion, only a complete blockade of an ordinary diet, such as EN or TPN, caused a reduction in the serum carnitine concentration. Serum carnitine may be an independent biomarker of malnutrition, and its supplementation is needed in EN and TPN subjects even if their serum albumin and total cholesterol levels are normal. PMID:25411530

  14. Prevalence of the patients with history of hepatitis in a dental faculty

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    Dilhan, Ilgüy; Mehmet, Ilgüy; Semanur, Dinçer; Gündüz, Bayirli.

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    Full Text Available Objectives: The aim of the study is to investigate the prevalence of the dental patients who had a history of hepatitis. Study design: A total of 13.527 records of patients who were examined between October 1, 2002 and October 1, 2004 were reviewed retrospectively. The medical histories of patients [...] were taken before routine clinical and radiographic examination. A dental software program was used for the collection of data. The chi-square test was utilized to evaluate correlations between different parameters. Results: The percentage of the patients who had a medical history of hepatitis was 7.9% (n=1065). Within the total patients; history of hepatitis A was found as 3.2% (n=438), hepatitis B was 2.3% (n=308), hepatitis C was 0.1% (n=16). The frequency of the patients who were hepatitis B carriers was 0.8% (n=113) and 17% (n=181) of patients did not know which type of hepatitis they had suffered from. Conclusions: Because dentists are particularly at risk for contacting hepatitis, a strict sterilization procedure is mandatory to prevent the transmission.

  15. Response of fibroblast growth factor 21 to meal intake and insulin infusion in patients on maintenance haemodialysis

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    Reinhard, Mark; Frystyk, Jan

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    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the response of serum fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) to a meal and to insulin infusion in haemodialysis (HD) patients. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: Meal study: in a cross-over design, 12 non-diabetic HD patients were randomly assigned to: 1) a non-HD day with one meal served, 2) a HD day with one meal served during HD, and 3) a HD day with two meals served during and after HD, respectively. Twelve healthy controls participated in an experiment identical to the non-HD day. Insulin infusion study: in a cross-over design, 11 non-diabetic HD patients were randomly assigned to receive a 4-h HD session with either: 1) no infusion, 2) glucose infusion, or 3) glucose-insulin infusion. A meal was served 2 h before HD start. RESULTS: Meal study: serum FGF21 was 23-fold higher in HD patients than controls (P < 0?001). Postprandial FGF21 decreased on all four study days (P ? 0?006), but the relative reductions from baseline were significantly greater in controls (P < 0?008). Postprandial changes in FGF21 were inversely related with triglycerides (P = 0?042) and positively related with insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) (P < 0?001). Serum FGF21 was only associated with changes in adiponectin (P = 0?001) and free fatty acids (P = 0?04) in the healthy controls. Insulin infusion study: as compared with no infusion, glucose and glucose-insulin infusion prevented the postprandial decrease in FGF21 and resulted in higher FGF21 concentrations by up to 25% (P = 0?003). CONCLUSIONS: Serum FGF21 was highly elevated in HD patients but the response of serum FGF21 to meal intake and insulin infusion seemed to be intact. Our results indicate that FGF21 may play an important role in short-term metabolic homeostasis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  16. Cataract surgery in patients with history of uveitis

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    Baheti, Ujwala; Siddique, Sana S.; Foster, C. Stephen

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    Cataract surgery in patients with uveitis is not as simple as any senile cataract surgery. Recent evidence suggests that useful visual outcome can be achieved in most of the cases if they are handled meticulously. Key factors leading to improved visual outcome are absolute control of preoperative inflammation with diligent use of immunomodulatory drugs, meticulous surgery along with early detection and care of postoperative complications. Modern technologies in the intraocular lens designs an...

  17. Characteristics of tuberculosis patients at intake in Cambodia, two provinces in China, and Viet Nam

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    Lauritsen Jens M

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The tuberculosis register is a critical data source for the information system of national tuberculosis control programs. From the information in the tuberculosis case register, it is possible to extend the standard analysis of age and sex characteristics among sputum smear-positive cases to all tuberculosis case categories. National tuberculosis programs might utilize such information to identify problems related to referral and access to diagnosis and treatment. Objectives Based on the electronic database we created, our objectives were to provide a detailed description of age and sex characteristics of tuberculosis patients at registration and to provide a comparison of age-specific sex characteristics among incident and prevalent sputum smear-positive cases. Methods A representative sample of tuberculosis case registers from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2005 was selected in Cambodia, two provinces in China and Viet Nam. Age and sex characteristics of cases in the three separate prevalence surveys in the three jurisdictions (Cambodia: year 2002; China: year 2000; and Viet Nam: year 2006-2007 were obtained for comparison. Results A total 37,635 patients had been registered during the period in the selected units in the three countries. Cases were more frequently male in all three countries with 53%, 71%, and 69% in Cambodia, China, and Viet Nam, respectively. The ratios of the female-to-male odds in the notification system to that in the prevalence survey in smear-positive cases in Cambodia, China and Viet Nam were 2.1, 0.9, and 1.8, respectively. Because of the small proportion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis registered in China, we limited the analysis on age and sex distribution for extrapulmonary cases to Cambodia and Viet Nam. The proportion with extrapulmonary tuberculosis among all cases was 18.5% in Cambodia and 15.7% in Viet Nam, decreasing in frequency with increasing age. Conclusions Characteristics of patients greatly differed between countries and between patient categories. In Cambodia and Viet Nam, efforts should be made for improved case-finding of sputum smear-positive tuberculosis among males.

  18. Norwegian PUQE (Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis and Nausea) Identifies Patients with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Poor Nutritional Intake: A Prospective Cohort Validation Study

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    Birkeland, Elisabeth; Stokke, Guro; Tangvik, Randi J.; Torkildsen, Erik A.; Boateng, Jane; Wollen, Anne L.; Albrechtsen, Susanne; Flaatten, Hans; Trovik, Jone

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    Objective The English questionnaire Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis and nausea (PUQE) identifies women with severe Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Our aim was to investigate whether scores from the translated Norwegian version; SUKK (SvangerskapsUtløst Kvalme Kvantifisering) was associated with severity of hyperemesis and nutritional intake. Design A prospective cohort validation study. Setting Hospital cohort of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) patients from western Norway and healthy pregnant women from Bergen, Norway. Sample 38 women hospitalized due to HG and 31 healthy pregnant controls attending routine antenatal check-up at health centers. Methods Data were collected May 2013-January 2014. The study participants answered the Norwegian PUQE-questionnaire (scores ranging from 3 to15) and registered prospectively 24-hours nutritional intake by a food list form. Main outcome measures Differences of PUQE-scores, QOL-score and nutritional intake between hyperemesis patients and controls. Results Hyperemesis patients had shorter gestational age compared to controls (median 9.7 weeks; 95% CI 8.6-10.6 versus 11.9; 95% CI 10.1-12.9, p=0.004), and larger weight-change from pre-pregnant weight (loss of median 3 kg; 95% CI 3-4 versus gain of 2 kg; 95% CI 0.5-2, p<0.001) otherwise groups were similar regarding pre-pregnant BMI, age, gravidity, and inclusion weight. Compared to controls, hyperemesis patients had significant higher PUQE-score (median 13; 95% CI 11-14 vs. 7; 95% CI 4-8), lower QOL (median score 3; 95% CI 2-4 vs. 6; 95% CI 4.5-8) and lower nutritional intake (energy intake median 990 kcal/24 hours; 95% CI 709-1233 vs. 1652; 95% CI 1558-1880 all p<0.001). PUQE-score was inversely correlated to nutritional intake (-0.5, p<0.001). At discharge PUQE-score had fallen to median 6 (95% CI 5-8) and QOL score risen to 7 (95% CI 6-8) in the HG group, (both p<0.001 compared to admission values). Conclusion PUQE-scoring has been validated as a robust indicator of severe hyperemesis gravidarum and insufficient nutritional intake in a Norwegian setting. PMID:25830549

  19. Reducing salt intake for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk patients by advanced health education intervention (RESIP-CVD study), Northern Thailand: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

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    Aung Myo; Yuasa Motoyuki; Moolphate Saiyud; Nedsuwan Supalert; Yokokawa Hidehiro; Kitajima Tsutomu; Minematsu Kazuo; Tanimura Susumu; Fukuda Hiroshi; Hiratsuka Yoshimune; Ono Koichi; Kawai Sachio; Marui Eiji

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Decreasing salt consumption can prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Practically, it is difficult to promote people’s awareness of daily salt intake and to change their eating habits in terms of reducing salt intake for better cardiovascular health. Health education programs visualizing daily dietary salt content and intake may promote lifestyle changes in patients at high risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods/Design This is a cluster randomized trial. A total of 800 ...

  20. Does the usual dietary intake of patients with depression require vitamin-mineral supplementation?

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    Stefa?ska, Ewa

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Research on diet and nutrition of patients with depression show that their eating habits are frequently irrational and result in the inconsistent supply of nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, the deficiency of which leads to nervous system dysfunction. Aim. The aim of the study was to evaluate the content of selected vitamins and minerals in daily food rations of patients suffering from recurrent depressive disorders. Methods. The study involved a group of 69 people (54 women and 15 men, aged 18-65 years, mean age of women 45.7 ± 12.2 years, men 46.0 ± 12.2 years, treated for recurrent depressive disorders. A questionnaire designed in the Department of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Medical University of Bialystok was used to collect dietary data. The quantitative assessment of eating habits used a 24-hour diet recall including 3 weekdays and 1 weekend day. Results. The study showed that the supply of most nutrients assessed was inconsistent with recommendations. Conclusions. The results indicate that the need for vitamin-mineral supplementation should be considered individually. Nutritional education related to the proper choice of groups of food products is indicated at the time of clinical improvement to ensure the optimum supply of vitamins and minerals.

  1. Patient safety and health policy: a history and review.

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    Small, Stephen D; Barach, Paul

    2002-12-01

    Policy initiatives on many fronts have converged to improve patient safety. A major tension that characterizes this process is the attempt to achieve a balance between learning and control in complex systems with technical, social, and organizational components. Efforts to improve learning are marked by better information flow, discovery, flexibility in thinking, embracing of failures as learning opportunities, and core incentives to promote voluntary participation of all stakeholders in the process. Efforts to improve accountability are traditionally marked by public disclosure, meeting of certain widely disseminated standards, availability of performance measures, exposure to legal liability, and compliance with mandated directives (statutes, regulations, accreditation requirements). In some sense, these directions are mutually exclusive. Although a more collaborative regulatory-improvement model would be helpful in creating an industrywide safety culture, it is likely that learning and accountability functions will follow separate tracks. An exception would be policy that stimulates organizations to comply with regulation by showing how well and by what methods they are learning and how others can profit from these experiences. Any approach to improving patient safety should, at a minimum, include a nonpunitive in-depth mechanism for reporting incidents, postincident evaluations for identification of system changes to prevent subsequent occurrences, and state-guaranteed legislative protection from discovery for all aspects of information gathered to improve patient safety. Nonpunitive approaches have yielded useful results in other industries [43]. State and federal courts, state licensing boards, and accrediting bodies such as JCAHO all function to maintain accountability and standards; however, the very fear of existing legal liability or its misapplication are the greatest hurdles to pioneering patient-safety efforts. The health care system needs to transform the existing culture of blame and punishment that suppresses information about errors and adverse events into a culture of safety that focuses on openness and information sharing to improve health care and prevent adverse outcomes. Education and leadership will be most important to creating and sustaining a strong safety culture and arguably the most important defense against preventable harms. Safety culture cannot be legislated, just as the old adage states that it is easier to pull rather than push a piece of spaghetti. Given the imbalances and inefficiencies of market forces in health care, perverse incentives that have strengthened resistance to change, and secrecy when it comes to adverse event information, however, it is likely that policy initiatives will continue to play an important role in the transformation of the industry to more highly reliable, safer levels of care. PMID:12512178

  2. Effect of Polydextrose Intake on Constipation in Japanese Dialysis Patients: A Triple-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

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    Shimada, Mikiko; Nagano, Nobuo; Goto, Saori; Ito, Kyoko; Tsutsui, Takaaki; Ando, Tetsuo; Kamioka, Hiroharu; Ogawa, Tetsuya

    2015-01-01

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate bowel habits induced by ingestion of 10 g polydextrose (PDX) fed to Japanese hemodialysis (HD) patients. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, triple-blind, parallel-group controlled, 8-wk study. A total of 50 HD outpatients capable of self-management (51-79 y of age) were recruited at H Clinic, Japan. Inclusion criteria for participation in the study were ingestion of one or more laxative tablets for more than 3 mo and having received HD for more than 6 mo. The participants were randomly assigned to 2 groups: A (0 g polydextrose/d; control), B (10 g polydextrose/d; PDX). The primary outcome measure was stool frequency. Secondary outcomes were stool consistency, abdominal pain, intestinal bloating and clinical biochemistry indexes. PDX had no significant effect on blood biochemistry indexes. The PDX group showed significant improvements in bowel function (stool frequency increased from 3.0 times per week to 7.5 times per week) and reported no laxation problems (abdominal distention, cramps, and diarrhea) (p<0.01). Regular consumption of the PDX products increased dietary fiber intake to recommended levels and improved bowel habits. PMID:26440643

  3. Effect of meal portion size choice on plate waste generation among patients' with different nutritional status - An investigation using Dietary Intake Monitoring System (DIMS)

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    Ofei, K T; Holst, M

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The trolley meal system allows hospital patients to select food items and portion sizes directly from the food trolley. The nutritional status of the patient may be compromised if portions selected do not meet recommended intakes for energy, protein and micronutrients. The aim of this study was to investigate: (1) the portion size served, consumed and plate waste generated, (2) the extent to which the size of meal portions served contributes to daily recommended intakes for energy and protein, (3) the predictive effect of the served portion sizes on plate waste in patients screened for nutritional risk by NRS-2002, and (4) to establish the applicability of the dietary intake monitoring system (DIMS) as a technique to monitor plate waste. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in two hospital wards over five weekdays. The DIMS was used to collect paired before-and after-meal consumption photos and measure the weight of plate content. RESULTS: The proportion of energy and protein consumed by both groups at each meal session could contribute up to 15% of the total daily recommended intake. Linear mixed model identified a positive relationship between meal portion size and plate waste (P = 0.002) and increased food waste in patients at nutritional risk during supper (P = 0.001). CONCLUSION: Meal portion size was associated with the level of plate waste produced. Being at nutritional risk further increased the extent of waste, regardless of the portion size served at supper. The use of DIMS as an innovative technique might be a promising way to monitor plate waste for optimizing meal portion size servings and minimizing food waste.

  4. Emergency anaesthetic management of a severely anaemic, chronic schizophrenic patient with history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome

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    Chellam, Shrividya; Rajwade, Dhanwanti S; Tavri, Snehlata O

    2011-01-01

    Administering anaesthesia to a patient with chronic schizophrenia is a challenge due to the increased risk of various perioperative complications. Neuroleptic agents are highly effective drugs used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, but are rarely associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Here, we describe the successful anaesthetic management of a patient of chronic schizophrenia with past history of NMS who presented in emergency with active bleeding per rectum and haem...

  5. Emergency anaesthetic management of a severely anaemic, chronic schizophrenic patient with history of neuroleptic malignant syndrome

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    Shrividya Chellam

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Administering anaesthesia to a patient with chronic schizophrenia is a challenge due to the increased risk of various perioperative complications. Neuroleptic agents are highly effective drugs used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, but are rarely associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS. Here, we describe the successful anaesthetic management of a patient of chronic schizophrenia with past history of NMS who presented in emergency with active bleeding per rectum and haemoglobin of 3 gm%.

  6. Predicting utility of exercise tests based on history/holter in patients with premature ventricular contractions.

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    Robinson, Brad; Xie, Li; Temple, Joel; Octavio, Jenna; Srayyih, Maytham; Thacker, Deepika; Kharouf, Rami; Davies, Ryan; Gidding, Samuel S

    2015-01-01

    Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are considered benign in patients with structurally normal hearts, particularly if they suppress with exercise. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) requires exercise testing to unmask the malignant phenotype. We studied risk factors and Holter monitor variables to help predict the necessity of exercise testing in patients with PVCs. We retrospectively reviewed 81 patients with PVCs that suppressed at peak exercise and structurally normal hearts referred to the exercise laboratory in 2011. We reviewed 11 patients from 2003 to 2012 whose PVCs were augmented at peak exercise (mean age 13 ± 4 years; 52 % male, 180 exercise studies). We recorded clinical risk factors and comorbidities (family history of arrhythmia or sudden unexpected death [SUD], presence of syncope) and Holter testing parameters. Family history of VT or SUD (P = 0.011) and presence of VT on Holter (P = 0.011) were significant in predicting failure of PVCs to suppress at peak heart rate on exercise testing. Syncope was not statistically significant in predicting suppression (P = 0.18); however, CPVT was diagnosed in four patients with syncope during exercise. Quantity of PVCs, Lown grade, couplets on Holter, monomorphism, and PVC elimination at peak heart rate on Holter were not predictors of PVC suppression on exercise testing. Patients with syncope during exercise, family history of arrhythmia or SUD, or a Holter monitor showing VT warrant exercise testing to assess for CPVT. PMID:25135604

  7. Greater Calcium Intake is Associated with Better Bone Health Measured by Quantitative Ultrasound of the Phalanges in Pediatric Patients Treated with Anticonvulsant Drugs.

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    Vera, Vicente; Moran, Jose M; Barros, Patricia; Canal-Macias, Maria L; Guerrero-Bonmatty, Rafael; Costa-Fernandez, Carmen; Lavado-Garcia, Jesus M; Roncero-Martin, Raul; Pedrera-Zamorano, Juan D

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    We aimed to investigate and compare the effects of chronic antiepileptic therapy on bone health in pediatric patients using quantitative ultrasound of the phalanges (QUS) and controlling for potential confounding factors, particularly nutrient intake. The amplitude-dependent speed of sound (Ad-SoS) was measured in 33 epileptic children and 32 healthy children aged 6.5 ± 3.1 and 6.3 ± 1.1 (mean ± SD) years, respectively. There were no significant differences in the demographics such as age, weight and height between epileptic children and the control group children. None of the children in the epileptic or the treatment group were found to have a vitamin D deficiency. There were no significant differences in laboratory tests between groups. Lower QUS figures were found in the epileptic children (p = 0.001). After further adjustment for potential confounders such age, height, weight, calcium intake, vitamin D intake, physical activity and sex, the differences remained significant (p lead to low bone mass in children and that an adequate intake of calcium might counteract such deleterious effects. PMID:26633479

  8. Intake of ruminant trans-fatty acids, assessed by diet history interview, and changes in measured body size, shape and composition

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    Hansen, Camilla P; Heitmann, Berit L; Sørensen, Thorkild Ia; Overvad, Kim; Jakobsen, Marianne U

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Studies have suggested that total intake of trans-fatty acids (TFA) is positively associated with changes in body weight and waist circumference, whereas intake of TFA from ruminant dairy and meat products (R-TFA) has not been associated with weight gain. However, these previous studies are limited by self-reported measures of body weight and waist circumference or by a cross-sectional design. The objective of the present study was to investigate if R-TFA intake was associated with su...

  9. Associação entre o estado nutricional e a ingestão dietética em pacientes com fibrose cística / Association between nutritional status and dietary intake in patients with cystic fibrosis

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    Míriam Isabel Souza dos Santos, Simon; Michele, Drehmer; Sérgio Saldanha, Menna-Barreto.

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a relação entre o estado nutricional e a ingestão dietética de pacientes com fibrose cística. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 85 pacientes com fibrose cística entre 6 e 18 anos de idade. A ingestão dietética foi avaliada pelo registro alimentar de 3 dias com a pesagem dos alimen [...] tos consumidos. Os desfechos avaliados foram os seguintes indicadores do estado nutricional: percentual da relação peso/estatura (%P/E), percentil do índice de massa corpórea (IMC), escore Z para estatura/idade (E/I) e peso/idade (P/I), e percentual de ingestão dietética comparada a Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). RESULTADOS: A prevalência de pacientes eutróficos foi de 77,7%, considerando o IMC acima do percentil 25 como ponto de corte, e 83,5% estavam acima de 90% do %P/E. A média de ingestão, avaliada em 82 pacientes, foi de 124,5% da RDA. Nas análises de regressão logística univariada, encontrou-se uma associação significativa entre a variável independente ingestão calórica e o desfecho escore Z E/I. O modelo de análise multivariado, elaborado a partir do desfecho escore Z E/I e ajustado para idade, VEF1, colonização por Staphylococcus aureus resistente à meticilina e número de internações hospitalares, demonstrou que um aumento de 1% da ingestão calórica em relação à RDA diminui em 2% a chance de ter déficit de estatura (OR = 0,98; IC95%: 0,96-1,00). A escolaridade materna demonstrou uma associação limítrofe (p = 0,054). CONCLUSÕES: Houve baixa prevalência de desnutrição nesta amostra. O modelo de estudo demonstrou evidências da associação entre a ingestão dietética e o estado nutricional, sendo esta ingestão um fator preditor de crescimento nesses pacientes. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between nutritional status and dietary intake in patients with cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 85 cystic fibrosis patients between 6 and 18 years of age. Dietary intake was evaluated by the 3-day diet record (weighing the food consum [...] ed). The outcome measures were the following nutritional status indicators: weight/height (W/H%) percentage, body mass index (BMI) percentiles, Z score for weight/age (W/A), Z score for height/age (H/A) and percentage of dietary intake compared with the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). RESULTS: The prevalence of well-nourished patients was 77.7%, using BMI above the 25th percentile as the cut-off value, and the W/H% was above 90% in 83.5%. The mean dietary intake, evaluated in 82 patients, was 124.5% of the RDA. In the univariate logistic regression analyses, we found a significant association between the independent variable calorie intake and the Z score for W/A. The multivariate analysis, based on the Z score for H/A and adjusted for FEV1, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and number of hospitalizations, demonstrated that a 1% increase in the calorie intake decreases the chance of having short stature by 2% (OR: 0.98; 95% CI: 0.96-1.00). Maternal level of education showed a borderline association (p = 0.054). CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of malnutrition was low in this sample of patients. The study model demonstrated an association between dietary intake and nutritional status. Dietary intake was a predictive factor of statural growth in patients with cystic fibrosis.

  10. Associação entre o estado nutricional e a ingestão dietética em pacientes com fibrose cística Association between nutritional status and dietary intake in patients with cystic fibrosis

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    Míriam Isabel Souza dos Santos Simon

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a relação entre o estado nutricional e a ingestão dietética de pacientes com fibrose cística. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 85 pacientes com fibrose cística entre 6 e 18 anos de idade. A ingestão dietética foi avaliada pelo registro alimentar de 3 dias com a pesagem dos alimentos consumidos. Os desfechos avaliados foram os seguintes indicadores do estado nutricional: percentual da relação peso/estatura (%P/E, percentil do índice de massa corpórea (IMC, escore Z para estatura/idade (E/I e peso/idade (P/I, e percentual de ingestão dietética comparada a Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de pacientes eutróficos foi de 77,7%, considerando o IMC acima do percentil 25 como ponto de corte, e 83,5% estavam acima de 90% do %P/E. A média de ingestão, avaliada em 82 pacientes, foi de 124,5% da RDA. Nas análises de regressão logística univariada, encontrou-se uma associação significativa entre a variável independente ingestão calórica e o desfecho escore Z E/I. O modelo de análise multivariado, elaborado a partir do desfecho escore Z E/I e ajustado para idade, VEF1, colonização por Staphylococcus aureus resistente à meticilina e número de internações hospitalares, demonstrou que um aumento de 1% da ingestão calórica em relação à RDA diminui em 2% a chance de ter déficit de estatura (OR = 0,98; IC95%: 0,96-1,00. A escolaridade materna demonstrou uma associação limítrofe (p = 0,054. CONCLUSÕES: Houve baixa prevalência de desnutrição nesta amostra. O modelo de estudo demonstrou evidências da associação entre a ingestão dietética e o estado nutricional, sendo esta ingestão um fator preditor de crescimento nesses pacientes.OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between nutritional status and dietary intake in patients with cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 85 cystic fibrosis patients between 6 and 18 years of age. Dietary intake was evaluated by the 3-day diet record (weighing the food consumed. The outcome measures were the following nutritional status indicators: weight/height (W/H% percentage, body mass index (BMI percentiles, Z score for weight/age (W/A, Z score for height/age (H/A and percentage of dietary intake compared with the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA. RESULTS: The prevalence of well-nourished patients was 77.7%, using BMI above the 25th percentile as the cut-off value, and the W/H% was above 90% in 83.5%. The mean dietary intake, evaluated in 82 patients, was 124.5% of the RDA. In the univariate logistic regression analyses, we found a significant association between the independent variable calorie intake and the Z score for W/A. The multivariate analysis, based on the Z score for H/A and adjusted for FEV1, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and number of hospitalizations, demonstrated that a 1% increase in the calorie intake decreases the chance of having short stature by 2% (OR: 0.98; 95% CI: 0.96-1.00. Maternal level of education showed a borderline association (p = 0.054. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of malnutrition was low in this sample of patients. The study model demonstrated an association between dietary intake and nutritional status. Dietary intake was a predictive factor of statural growth in patients with cystic fibrosis.

  11. The prevalence and impact of trauma history in eating disorder patients

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    Klas Backholm

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Early experiences of traumatic events (TEs may be associated with subsequent eating disturbance. However, few studies have investigated overall exposure and trauma-type frequency in various types of eating disorders (EDs. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and type of TEs in a nationally representative sample of Swedish ED patients. Method: Data from a database (Stepwise for specialized ED care were used. Trauma history was assessed as a part of the routine, initial assessment. Participants over the age of 18 with a diagnosed DSM-IV ED were included (N=4,524. Results: The number of patients having experienced at least one TE was 843 (18.6%, and 204 (24.2% reported at least one additional trauma. Sexual trauma was the most common form of TE (6.3%. There was no difference in overall traumatic exposure or in type of experienced trauma between the ED diagnostic subgroups (AN, BN, EDNOS, and BED. Overall traumatic exposure was linked to self-reported severity of ED symptoms, more secondary psychosocial impairment, psychiatric comorbidity, and negative self-image. Conclusions: Trauma history in ED patients merits attention. Results are partly in line with and partly in contrast to previous research. Measurement of trauma history has varied substantially in research on EDs, and this study adds to the indistinct literature on trauma history in ED.

  12. Phase Angle and Handgrip Strength Are Sensitive Early Markers of Energy Intake in Hypophagic, Non-Surgical Patients at Nutritional Risk, with Contraindications to Enteral Nutrition

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    Riccardo Caccialanza

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    Full Text Available The assessment of nutritional intakes during hospitalization is crucial, as it is known that nutritional status tends to worsen during the hospital stay, and this can lead to the negative consequences of malnutrition. International guidelines recommend the use of parenteral nutrition (PN in hypophagic, non-surgical patients at nutritional risk, with contraindications to enteral nutrition. However, to date, there are no published data regarding either energy intake or objective measurements associated with it in this patient population. The aim of the present exploratory methodological study was to evaluate whether phase angle (PhA and handgrip strength normalized for skeletal muscle mass (HG/SMM are sensitive early markers of energy intake in hypophagic, non-surgical patients at nutritional risk, with contraindications to enteral nutrition. We evaluated 30 eligible patients, who were treated with personalized dietary modifications and supplemental PN for at least one week during hospitalization. In a liner regression model adjusted for age, gender, basal protein intake and the basal value of each variable, a trend toward improvement of PhA and preservation of HG/SMM was observed in patients satisfying the estimated calorie requirements (N = 20, while a significant deterioration of these parameters occurred in those who were not able to reach the target (N = 10. The mean adjusted difference and 95% CI were +1.4° (0.5–2.3 (p = 0.005 for PhA and +0.23 (0.20–0.43 (p = 0.033 for HG/SMM. A significant correlation between PhA and HG/SMM variations was also observed (r = 0.56 (95% CI, 0.23–0.77; p = 0.0023. PhA and HG/SMM were able to distinguish between hypophagic, non-surgical patients at nutritional risk who satisfied their estimated caloric requirements and those who did not after a one-week personalized nutritional support. Clinical studies are warranted, in order to verify these preliminary observations and to validate the role of PhA variations as early markers of anabolic/catabolic fluctuations.

  13. History of sexual, emotional or physical abuse and psychiatric comorbidity in substance-dependent patients.

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    Daigre, Constanza; Rodríguez-Cintas, Laia; Tarifa, Núria; Rodríguez-Martos, Lola; Grau-López, Lara; Berenguer, Marta; Casas, Miguel; Roncero, Carlos

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    Sexual, emotional or physical abuse history is a risk factor for mental disorders in addicted patients. However, the relationship between addiction and abuse lifespan is not well known. This study aims to compare clinical and psychopathological features of addicted patients according to the experience of abuse and to the number of different types of abuse suffered. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted. 512 addicted patients seeking treatment were included, 45.9% reported abuse throughout life (38.9% emotional, 22.3% physical and 13.5% sexual abuse). It was found that female gender; depressive symptoms and borderline personality disorder were independently associated with history of any abuse throughout life. As well, it was found that 14% have been suffered from all three types of abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), 34.5% from two and 55.5% from one type. Female gender and borderline personality disorder were independently associated independently with a greater number of different types of abuse. Results suggest that history of abuse is frequent among substance-dependent patients and these experiences are more prevalent in women and are associated with more psychiatric comorbidity. PMID:26279128

  14. Protein intake and the use of levodopa in patients with Parkinson's disease / Ingesta de proteínas y el uso de la levodopa en pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson

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    Bianca, de Moraes Fracasso; Maite, Barcelos Morais; Rosane, Gomez; Arlete, Hilbig; Estela, Iraci Rabito.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La levodopa es el principal tratamiento farmacológico para la enfermedad de Parkinson, sin embargo, la proteína de la dieta puede comprometer su eficacia. El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar la ingesta de proteínas y el uso de la levodopa en pacientes con enfermedad de Parkinson tratados en r [...] égimen ambulatorio, 34 pacientes fueron evaluados. Evaluación de la ingesta de alimentos por los registros, tomas de 1762 kcal/día, 70.9 g/día, el 16,6% del total de energía y 1.1 g/kg/dia de energía y proteína, respectivamente, y que la ingesta de proteínas durante el día era 70,4% del total de proteínas diario. Todos los pacientes estaban tomando levodopa y 47,1% consumían sus medicamentos con las comidas. Se concluyó que, según las recomendaciones para la enfermedad de Parkinson, los pacientes estudiados consumían una dieta rica en proteínas y con una mayor concentración de este nutriente durante el día. Aproximadamente la mitad de la muestra ingiere los medicamentos con la comida, costumbre que puede afectar el tratamiento farmacológico de la enfermedad. Abstract in english Levodopa is the principal pharmacological treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD); however the protein content in diet may compromise its effectiveness. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of protein intake and the use of levodopa in ambulatory patients with PD. Thirty four PD p [...] atients were assessed for protein intake, evaluating the relation energy-protein intake by means of a register. An intake of 1762 kcal/day, 70.9 g of protein/day equivalent to 16.6% of the total energy intake as protein at a level of 1.1 g/kg bw/day. Of all patients, 47.1% took their medications with meals. We conclude that the studied patients consume more protein in their diet than those recommended for PD, with half the sample taking the medications with meals, which may affect the treatment.

  15. The Impact of Oxytocin on Food Intake and Emotion Recognition in Patients with Eating Disorders: A Double Blind Single Dose Within-Subject Cross-Over Design

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    Kim, Youl-Ri; Eom, Jin-Sup; Yang, Jae-Won; Kang, Jiwon; Treasure, Janet

    2015-01-01

    Background and Aim Social difficulties and problems related to eating behaviour are common features of both anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). The aim of this study was to examine the impact of intranasal oxytocin on consummatory behaviour and emotional recognition in patients with AN and BN in comparison to healthy controls. Materials A total of 102 women, including 35 patients with anorexia nervosa (AN), 34 patients with bulimia nervosa (BN), and 33 healthy university students of comparable age and intelligence, participated in a double-blind, single dose placebo-controlled cross-over study. A single dose of intranasal administration of oxytocin (40 IU) (or a placebo) was followed by an emotional recognition task and an apple juice drink. Food intake was then recorded for 24 hours post-test. Results Oxytocin produced no significant change in appetite in the acute or 24 hours free living settings in healthy controls, whereas there was a decrease in calorie consumption over 24 hours in patients with BN. Oxytocin produced a small increase in emotion recognition sensitivity in healthy controls and in patients with BN, In patients with AN, oxytocin had no effect on emotion recognition sensitivity or on consummatory behaviour. Conclusions The impact of oxytocin on appetite and social cognition varied between people with AN and BN. A single dose of intranasal oxytocin decreased caloric intake over 24 hours in people with BN. People with BN showed enhanced emotional sensitivity under oxytocin condition similar to healthy controls. Those effects of oxytocin were not found in patients with AN. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov KCT0000716 PMID:26402337

  16. Association of dietary caloric intake with blood pressure, serum lipids and anthropometric indices in patients with hypertension.

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    Mathew, Siji; Chary, T M

    2013-10-01

    The influence of dietary caloric intake was studied on blood pressure (BP), serum lipids, body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip-ratio (WHR) according to age and gender. The study population consisted of 400 healthy individuals as controls and 746 first time detected untreated hypertensive (HTN) subjects. The subjects were regrouped according to amount of calorie intake per day i.e. high and low calorie intake diet within two age-groups: 30-50 years and 51-80 yrs. Blood samples were drawn from all the subjects, following an overnight fast and serum total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG) and HDL-C were measured by standard methods. Serum LDL-C was calculated by Fredrickson-Friedwald formula. BP and anthropometric measurements were measured by a standardized protocol. Highly significant increases in TC, TG, LDL-C, anthropometric and atherogenic indices were seen. While a decrease in HDL-C was observed in high calorie HTN, as compared to low calorie controls. Gender-wise, men had increased values compared to women, except, HDL-C and BMI. With increase in age, all parameters increased in both the subject categories, except atherogenic and anthropometric indices. Hypertensive subjects with high calorie intake diet showed an increase in BP, serum lipids and BMI which might be the major contributor in precipitation of hypertension and also in increasing risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. PMID:24772970

  17. Plantar pressure distribution patterns during gait in diabetic neuropathy patients with a history of foot ulcers

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    Tatiana Almeida, Bacarin; Isabel C. N., Sacco; Ewald M., Hennig.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the influence of a previous history of foot ulcers on plantar pressure variables during gait of patients with diabetic neuropathy. INTRODUCTION: Foot ulcers may be an indicator of worsening diabetic neuropathy. However, the behavior of plantar pressure patterns [...] over time and during the progression of neuropathy, especially in patients who have a clinical history of foot ulcers, is still unclear. METHODS: Subjects were divided into the following groups: control group, 20 subjects; diabetic neuropathy patients without foot ulcers, 17 subjects; and diabetic neuropathy patients with at least one healed foot ulcer within the last year, 10 subjects. Plantar pressure distribution was recorded during barefoot gait using the Pedar-X system. RESULTS: Neuropathic subjects from both the diabetic neuropathy and DNU groups showed higher plantar pressure than control subjects. At midfoot, the peak pressure was significantly different among all groups: control group (139.4±76.4 kPa), diabetic neuropathy (205.3±118.6 kPa) and DNU (290.7±151.5 kPa) (p=0.008). The pressure-time integral was significantly higher in the ulcerated neuropathic groups at midfoot (CG: 37.3±11.4 kPa.s; DN: 43.3±9.1 kPa.s; DNU: 68.7±36.5 kPa.s; p=0.002) and rearfoot (CG: 83.3±21.2 kPa.s; DN: 94.9±29.4 kPa.s; DNU: 102.5±37.9 kPa.s; p=0.048). CONCLUSION: A history of foot ulcers in the clinical history of diabetic neuropathy subjects influenced plantar pressure distribution, resulting in an increased load under the midfoot and rearfoot and an increase in the variability of plantar pressure during barefoot gait. The progression of diabetic neuropathy was not found to influence plantar pressure distribution.

  18. Plantar pressure distribution patterns during gait in diabetic neuropathy patients with a history of foot ulcers

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    Tatiana Almeida Bacarin

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the influence of a previous history of foot ulcers on plantar pressure variables during gait of patients with diabetic neuropathy. INTRODUCTION: Foot ulcers may be an indicator of worsening diabetic neuropathy. However, the behavior of plantar pressure patterns over time and during the progression of neuropathy, especially in patients who have a clinical history of foot ulcers, is still unclear. METHODS: Subjects were divided into the following groups: control group, 20 subjects; diabetic neuropathy patients without foot ulcers, 17 subjects; and diabetic neuropathy patients with at least one healed foot ulcer within the last year, 10 subjects. Plantar pressure distribution was recorded during barefoot gait using the Pedar-X system. RESULTS: Neuropathic subjects from both the diabetic neuropathy and DNU groups showed higher plantar pressure than control subjects. At midfoot, the peak pressure was significantly different among all groups: control group (139.4±76.4 kPa, diabetic neuropathy (205.3±118.6 kPa and DNU (290.7±151.5 kPa (p=0.008. The pressure-time integral was significantly higher in the ulcerated neuropathic groups at midfoot (CG: 37.3±11.4 kPa.s; DN: 43.3±9.1 kPa.s; DNU: 68.7±36.5 kPa.s; p=0.002 and rearfoot (CG: 83.3±21.2 kPa.s; DN: 94.9±29.4 kPa.s; DNU: 102.5±37.9 kPa.s; p=0.048. CONCLUSION: A history of foot ulcers in the clinical history of diabetic neuropathy subjects influenced plantar pressure distribution, resulting in an increased load under the midfoot and rearfoot and an increase in the variability of plantar pressure during barefoot gait. The progression of diabetic neuropathy was not found to influence plantar pressure distribution.

  19. Stereotactic Radiosurgery versus Natural History in Patients with Growing Vestibular Schwannomas.

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    Tu, Albert; Gooderham, Peter; Mick, Paul; Westerberg, Brian; Toyota, Brian; Akagami, Ryojo

    2015-08-01

    Objective?To describe our experience with stereotactic radiosurgery and its efficacy on growing tumors, and then to compare this result with the natural history of a similar cohort of non-radiation-treated lesions. Study Design?A retrospective chart review and cohort comparison. Methods?The long-term control rates of patients having undergone radiosurgery were collected and calculated, and this population was then compared with a group of untreated patients from the same period of time with growing lesions. Results?A total of 61 patients with growing vestibular schwannomas treated with radiosurgery were included. After a mean of 160 months, we observed a control rate of 85.2%. When compared with a group of 36 patients with growing tumors who were yet to receive treatment (previously published), we found a corrected control rate or relative risk reduction of only 76.8%. Conclusion?Radiosurgery for growing vestibular schwannomas is less effective than previously reported in unselected series. Although radiosurgery still has a role in managing this disease, consideration should be given to the actual efficacy that may be calculated when the natural history is known. We hope other centers will similarly report their experience on this cohort of patients. PMID:26225318

  20. Folate and homocysteine levels and their association with dietary intakes in Iranian patients infected with Helicobacter pylori: a case-control study.

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    Javadi, Leila; Pourghassem Gargari, Bahram; Salekzamani, Shabnam; Yousefzadeh, Rana

    2015-01-01

    The association between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and concentration of folate or homocysteine are still unclear. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of  HP infection on folate and homocysteine concentrations in patients infected with HP and healthy participants. We also assessed dietary intakes of folate, vitamins B6 and B12 in two groups. In this case-control study, 44 participants with HP-infection and 46 healthy controls were studied. Participants were recruited from those referred to the central laboratory of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Blood samples were collected to determine serum folate and homocysteine levels. The presence of both IgG and IgA in serum was considered as HP positive. Dietary intakes were assessed in all participants by 24-hour dietary recalls by trained interviewers for three days. The mean concentration of serum folate was significantly lower in HP-positive patients than in controls (8.49 nmol/L vs. 10.95 nmol/L, respectively; P=0.01). Although the mean concentration of serum homocysteine differed between groups, statistical significance was missed (HP infected patients: 9.35 µmol/L; healthy participants: 8.96 µmol/L; P=0.064). Macro- and micronutrient intakes showed no significant difference between participants with and without HP infection. In logistic regression models, there was a negative correlation between folate concentration and HP infection even after controlling for confounding factors (OR=0.82; CI95%=0.79-0.97). In this study, authors showed that a negative association presents between HP infection and serum  folate concentrations, but the homocysteine status was not differed significantly between HP-positive and HP-negative participants. PMID:25796022

  1. Avaliação da ingestão dietética de cálcio em indivíduos adultos portadores de hipertensão arterial idiopática / Calcium-intake assessment in essential-arterial hypertensive patients

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    Paulo H., Waib; Silvia J., Papini-Berto; Francisco, Habermann; Roberto C., Burini.

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    Full Text Available Foi estudada a relação entre a ingestão dietética de cálcio e os demais parâmetros alimentares e antropométricos em 60 indivíduos adultos, portadores de hipertensão arterial idiopática (10 homens e 50 mulheres), com média etária de 48,6 anos, seguidos no Centro de Hipertensão Arterial do Hospital da [...] s Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (SP), Brasil. Foram utilizados três métodos diferentes de inquérito aumentar em três diferentes ocasiões: recordatório de 24h, questionário de freqüência alimentar, dirigido para ingestão de cálcio, e registro alimentar de 3 dias. As médias de ingestão de cálcio, extraídas desses inquéritos, foram semelhantes, mostrando que, em relação á ingestão de cálcio, esses métodos de inquérito alimentar podem ser utilizados indistintamente com o objetivo de se mensurar à ingestão de cálcio de um grupo de indivíduos. Além da ingestão de cálcio, foi avaliada a ingestão protéico-calórica e de diversos outros nutrientes, assim como realizada a antropometria desse grupo de hipertensos em três ocasiões diferentes, com intervalos variando de duas semanas a 15 meses. Quando comparado a um grupo de referência local, constituído de indivíduos sadios, com média etária semelhante, o grupo de hipertensos mostrou ter menor ingestão média de cálcio. Comparados por sexo, os homens dos dois grupos exibiram perfis nutricional e antropométrico semelhantes. Em relação às mulheres, houve diferenças quanto à ingestão protéico-calórica, o que se supõe ser devido à ingestão menor do leite e derivados entre as hipertensas. Estas estavam mais pesadas que as mulheres do grupo de referências, à custa de maior massa muscular, provavelmente devido a maior atividade física. Concluiu-se que o cálcio dietético foi o principal item alimentar que distinguiu hipertensos de normotensos. Como existem estudos clínicos comprovando o efeito benéfico da suplementação de cálcio na redução dos níveis pressóricos de indivíduos hipertensos, sugere-se a repetição deste tipo de trabalho, em outros locais, visando ao embasamento de programa nacional de suplementação de cálcio dietético entre indivíduos hipertensos idiopáticos. Abstract in english The calcium-intake relationship with other alimentary and anthropometric variables was investigates in a group of 60 adult (19-75 year-old) subjects, 50 females and 10 males, with essential arterial hypertension (DAP > 90 mmHg). The calcium intake was assessed by three different protocols: 24-hour f [...] ood intake recall, food-frequency questionaire and 3 day self-food intake register, repeated along with anthropometric measurements on three different occasions (2-15 month-intervals). The calcium intake assessed by the three methods, as well as the anthropometric data, were statistically similar on all three occasions. The mean data were then compared with those form the control, composed of 75 healthy subjects matched with the hypertensive group by age and sex. The patients ingested less calcium (mean ± SD) than the controls on the daily (517 ± 271 x 740 ± 353mg/d) and body-weight (8.1 ± 5.0 x 11.4 ± 5.9mg/kg/d) basis. Among the males the calcium intake was the only difference found between groups and could be attributed to the lower intake of calcium-rich foods. The hypertensive females showed also higher lean-body mass (Body-mass index and armmuscle circunference). Thus the calcium intake discriminated both groups being associated with changes in other nutritional parameters only in females.

  2. Avaliação da ingestão dietética de cálcio em indivíduos adultos portadores de hipertensão arterial idiopática Calcium-intake assessment in essential-arterial hypertensive patients

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    Paulo H. Waib

    1992-02-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudada a relação entre a ingestão dietética de cálcio e os demais parâmetros alimentares e antropométricos em 60 indivíduos adultos, portadores de hipertensão arterial idiopática (10 homens e 50 mulheres, com média etária de 48,6 anos, seguidos no Centro de Hipertensão Arterial do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (SP, Brasil. Foram utilizados três métodos diferentes de inquérito aumentar em três diferentes ocasiões: recordatório de 24h, questionário de freqüência alimentar, dirigido para ingestão de cálcio, e registro alimentar de 3 dias. As médias de ingestão de cálcio, extraídas desses inquéritos, foram semelhantes, mostrando que, em relação á ingestão de cálcio, esses métodos de inquérito alimentar podem ser utilizados indistintamente com o objetivo de se mensurar à ingestão de cálcio de um grupo de indivíduos. Além da ingestão de cálcio, foi avaliada a ingestão protéico-calórica e de diversos outros nutrientes, assim como realizada a antropometria desse grupo de hipertensos em três ocasiões diferentes, com intervalos variando de duas semanas a 15 meses. Quando comparado a um grupo de referência local, constituído de indivíduos sadios, com média etária semelhante, o grupo de hipertensos mostrou ter menor ingestão média de cálcio. Comparados por sexo, os homens dos dois grupos exibiram perfis nutricional e antropométrico semelhantes. Em relação às mulheres, houve diferenças quanto à ingestão protéico-calórica, o que se supõe ser devido à ingestão menor do leite e derivados entre as hipertensas. Estas estavam mais pesadas que as mulheres do grupo de referências, à custa de maior massa muscular, provavelmente devido a maior atividade física. Concluiu-se que o cálcio dietético foi o principal item alimentar que distinguiu hipertensos de normotensos. Como existem estudos clínicos comprovando o efeito benéfico da suplementação de cálcio na redução dos níveis pressóricos de indivíduos hipertensos, sugere-se a repetição deste tipo de trabalho, em outros locais, visando ao embasamento de programa nacional de suplementação de cálcio dietético entre indivíduos hipertensos idiopáticos.The calcium-intake relationship with other alimentary and anthropometric variables was investigates in a group of 60 adult (19-75 year-old subjects, 50 females and 10 males, with essential arterial hypertension (DAP > 90 mmHg. The calcium intake was assessed by three different protocols: 24-hour food intake recall, food-frequency questionaire and 3 day self-food intake register, repeated along with anthropometric measurements on three different occasions (2-15 month-intervals. The calcium intake assessed by the three methods, as well as the anthropometric data, were statistically similar on all three occasions. The mean data were then compared with those form the control, composed of 75 healthy subjects matched with the hypertensive group by age and sex. The patients ingested less calcium (mean ± SD than the controls on the daily (517 ± 271 x 740 ± 353mg/d and body-weight (8.1 ± 5.0 x 11.4 ± 5.9mg/kg/d basis. Among the males the calcium intake was the only difference found between groups and could be attributed to the lower intake of calcium-rich foods. The hypertensive females showed also higher lean-body mass (Body-mass index and armmuscle circunference. Thus the calcium intake discriminated both groups being associated with changes in other nutritional parameters only in females.

  3. An Ovarian Pregnancy in a Patient with a History of Bilateral Salpingectomies: A Rare Case

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    Chitkara, Pranav; Cochran, Eric; Cutler, Jed

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    Background. 1 in 200 ectopic pregnancies are true ovarian pregnancies that fulfill the Spiegelberg criteria. Despite being rare, multiple case reports and series have been reported. Few cases have been published in which the event was preceded by salpingectomy. Case. The patient is a 32-year-old female who presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain. She was found to be pregnant, despite a history of two previous ectopic pregnancies treated with salpingectomies. Sonography confirmed a left adnexal mass and free fluid. Surgery revealed a ruptured ovarian pregnancy which was also confirmed by pathology. Conclusion. This is a case of an ovarian pregnancy in a patient with two previous salpingectomies. It underscores the importance of searching for an ectopic pregnancy in patients with abdominal pain after fertility impairing surgery. PMID:25852956

  4. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN AWARENESS OF ILLNESS (INSIGHT AND HISTORY OF ADDICTION IN HEROIN-ADDICTED PATIENTS

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    Full Text Available In a group of 1066 heroin addicts, who were seeking treatment for opioid agonist treatment, we looked for differences in historical, demographic and clinical characteristics, between patients with different levels of awareness of illness (insight. The results showed that, in the cohort studied, a majority of subjects lacked insight into their heroin-use behaviour. Compared with the impaired-insight group, those who possessed insight into their illness showed significantly greater awareness of past social, somatic and psychopathological impairments, and had a greater number of past treatment-seeking events for heroin addiction. In contrast with other psychiatric illnesses, the presence of awareness appears to be related to the passing of time and to the worsening of the illness. Methodologies to improve the insight of patients should, therefore, be targeted more directly on patients early in their history of heroin dependence, because the risk of lack of insight is greatest during this period.

  5. Assessment of Risk of Violent Behavior in Female Psychiatric Patients with a Criminal History

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    Full Text Available We present the results of study of illegal actions predictors in individuals with mental disorders and discuss the specific features of female criminality. On a sample of 69 patients with a diagnosis of organic mental disorder and schizophrenia, with criminal histories, we applied clinical and psychological hermeneutic analysis, used questionnaires to determine the self-assessments of patients, self-control diagnosis, self-regulation style features, diagnosis of aggression and hostility, coping strategies, destructive attitudes in interpersonal relationships. It made possible to identify clinical, social and pathopsychological factors of aggressive behavior in forensic patients. These individual psychological characteristics of mentally ill women will improve the prognosis of their aggressive behavior, implement differentiated preventive measures in the hospital and to establish appropriate intervention programs

  6. Psychiatric comorbidity of patients on methadone maintenance treatment with a history of sexual abuse.

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    Peles, Einat; Potik, David; Schreiber, Shaul; Bloch, Miki; Adelson, Miriam

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    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of a history of sexual abuse and its relation to psychiatric comorbidity among former opiate addicts currently on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). We evaluated the history of sexual abuse and current clinical obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dissociative identity disorder (DID), and complex posttraumatic distress disorder (cPTSD), and administered the Life Events Inventory Questionnaire among 125 MMT patients (76 females and 49 males). Eighty (64%) patients had experienced sexual abuse, 69 (55.2%) met the criteria for clinical OCD, 20 (16.0%) for cPTSD and 13 (10.4%) for DID. More females had clinical OCD than males (63.2% vs. 42.9%, respectively, p=0.03). Sexually abused patients had higher rates of clinical OCD than their non-abused counterparts (67.5% vs. 33.3%, respectively, pDissociative Experiences Scale score (17.6±10.1 vs. 14.6±8.1, p=0.08) and rate of DID (13.8% vs. 4.4%, p=0.1), but no significant difference in the rate of cPTSD (17.5% vs. 13.3%, p=0.6) compared to non-abused subjects. The 80 sexually abused patients were mostly female (85%), and 57.5% of them were abused by a family member. In summary, more sexually abused MMT patients were diagnosed with clinical OCD and fewer with cPTSD and DID. Those with cPTSD were characterized by more negative life events, higher dissociation scores, and assaults by a family member. We conclude that sexually abused MMT patients should be screened for clinical OCD. PMID:22564825

  7. Influencia de la temperatura en la ingesta de pacientes hospitalizados Influence of temperature on food intake in hospitalized patients

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    I. González Molero

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes y objetivos: La prevalencia de desnutrición en los pacientes hospitalizados es muy elevada y se ha demostrado que constituye un factor pronóstico importante. La mayoría de los pacientes ingresados dependen de la comida hospitalaria para cubrir sus requerimientos nutricionales siendo importante el análisis de los factores que influyen en la ingesta y que se puedan modificar, para conseguir mejorarla y así evitar las consecuencias derivadas de una nutrición inadecuada. En anteriores trabajos se ha demostrado que una de las características de la comida peor valoradas por los pacientes es la temperatura. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la influencia de la temperatura en la satisfacción y cantidad ingerida en función de que se sirviese o no en carros isotérmicos que mantienen una temperatura adecuada de la comida. Material y métodos: Se realizaron encuestas de satisfacción a pacientes del hospital con y sin carros isotérmicos con dietas basales. Se recogieron los siguientes datos: edad, sexo, peso, número de visitas, movilidad, autonomía, cantidad de medicación por vía oral, ingestión de alimentos traídos de fuera del hospital, calificación de la temperatura, presentación y humedad, cantidad de comida ingerida y motivos por los que no se ingirió todo el contenido del carro isotérmico. Resultados: De las 363 encuestas, 134 de ellas (37,96% se realizaron en pacientes con bandeja térmica y 229 (62,04% en pacientes sin ella. El 60% de los pacientes referían haber comido menos de lo normal en la última semana siendo la causa más frecuente la disminución de apetito. En el almuerzo y cena comieron la mitad o menos del contenido de la bandeja el 69,3% y 67,7% respectivamente, siendo las causas más frecuentes las siguientes: la falta de apetito (42% en almuerzo y 40% en cena, no gustarles la comida (24,3 y 26,2% y el sabor (15,3 y 16,8%. Otras causas menos frecuentes fueron el olor, la cantidad de comida, presentar náuseas o vómitos, cansancio y falta de autonomía. No hubo diferencias significativas en la cantidad de ingesta en función del sexo, peso, número de visitas, cantidad de medicación y grado de actividad. La temperatura de la comida fue clasificada como buena por el 62% de los pacientes, la presentación por el 95% y la humedad por el 85%. Al comparar a los pacientes con y sin carro isotérmico, no hubo diferencias en las características basales analizadas que pudiesen influir en la cantidad ingerida. Calificaron la temperatura como buena un 90% de los pacientes con carro isotérmico y un 57,2% sistema tradicional, siendo esta diferencia estadísticamente significativa (P = 0,000. Además hubo diferencias en la cantidad de comida ingerida entre los pacientes con y sin carro isotérmico, de modo que se lo comieron todo un 41% frente al 27,7% respectivamente siendo esta diferencia estadísticamente significativa (P = 0,007. No hubo diferencias en la calificación de humedad y presentación. Conclusiones: La mayoría de los pacientes (60% presentan disminución de apetito durante el ingreso. La proporción de ingresados que califican la temperatura como buena es mayor en los pacientes con el sistema de carros isotérmicos. La cantidad ingerida por los pacientes con carros isotérmicos es significativamente mayor que en los pacientes sin ellos.Background and objectives: Prevalence of hyponutrition in hospitalized patients is very high and it has been shown to be an important prognostic factor. Most of admitted patients depend on hospital food to cover their nutritional demands being important to assess the factors influencing their intake, which may be modified in order to improve it and prevent the consequences of inadequate feeding. In previous works, it has been shown that one of the worst scored characteristics of dishes was the temperature. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of temperature on patient's satisfaction and amount eaten depending on whether the food was served in isothermal trolleys keeping proper food temperature or not.

  8. Influencia de la temperatura en la ingesta de pacientes hospitalizados / Influence of temperature on food intake in hospitalized patients

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    I., González Molero; G., Olveira Fuster; M. I., Liébana; L., Oliva; M., Laínez López; A., Muñoz Aguilar.

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes y objetivos: La prevalencia de desnutrición en los pacientes hospitalizados es muy elevada y se ha demostrado que constituye un factor pronóstico importante. La mayoría de los pacientes ingresados dependen de la comida hospitalaria para cubrir sus requerimientos nutricionales siendo imp [...] ortante el análisis de los factores que influyen en la ingesta y que se puedan modificar, para conseguir mejorarla y así evitar las consecuencias derivadas de una nutrición inadecuada. En anteriores trabajos se ha demostrado que una de las características de la comida peor valoradas por los pacientes es la temperatura. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la influencia de la temperatura en la satisfacción y cantidad ingerida en función de que se sirviese o no en carros isotérmicos que mantienen una temperatura adecuada de la comida. Material y métodos: Se realizaron encuestas de satisfacción a pacientes del hospital con y sin carros isotérmicos con dietas basales. Se recogieron los siguientes datos: edad, sexo, peso, número de visitas, movilidad, autonomía, cantidad de medicación por vía oral, ingestión de alimentos traídos de fuera del hospital, calificación de la temperatura, presentación y humedad, cantidad de comida ingerida y motivos por los que no se ingirió todo el contenido del carro isotérmico. Resultados: De las 363 encuestas, 134 de ellas (37,96%) se realizaron en pacientes con bandeja térmica y 229 (62,04%) en pacientes sin ella. El 60% de los pacientes referían haber comido menos de lo normal en la última semana siendo la causa más frecuente la disminución de apetito. En el almuerzo y cena comieron la mitad o menos del contenido de la bandeja el 69,3% y 67,7% respectivamente, siendo las causas más frecuentes las siguientes: la falta de apetito (42% en almuerzo y 40% en cena), no gustarles la comida (24,3 y 26,2%) y el sabor (15,3 y 16,8%). Otras causas menos frecuentes fueron el olor, la cantidad de comida, presentar náuseas o vómitos, cansancio y falta de autonomía. No hubo diferencias significativas en la cantidad de ingesta en función del sexo, peso, número de visitas, cantidad de medicación y grado de actividad. La temperatura de la comida fue clasificada como buena por el 62% de los pacientes, la presentación por el 95% y la humedad por el 85%. Al comparar a los pacientes con y sin carro isotérmico, no hubo diferencias en las características basales analizadas que pudiesen influir en la cantidad ingerida. Calificaron la temperatura como buena un 90% de los pacientes con carro isotérmico y un 57,2% sistema tradicional, siendo esta diferencia estadísticamente significativa (P = 0,000). Además hubo diferencias en la cantidad de comida ingerida entre los pacientes con y sin carro isotérmico, de modo que se lo comieron todo un 41% frente al 27,7% respectivamente siendo esta diferencia estadísticamente significativa (P = 0,007). No hubo diferencias en la calificación de humedad y presentación. Conclusiones: La mayoría de los pacientes (60%) presentan disminución de apetito durante el ingreso. La proporción de ingresados que califican la temperatura como buena es mayor en los pacientes con el sistema de carros isotérmicos. La cantidad ingerida por los pacientes con carros isotérmicos es significativamente mayor que en los pacientes sin ellos. Abstract in english Background and objectives: Prevalence of hyponutrition in hospitalized patients is very high and it has been shown to be an important prognostic factor. Most of admitted patients depend on hospital food to cover their nutritional demands being important to assess the factors influencing their intake [...] , which may be modified in order to improve it and prevent the consequences of inadequate feeding. In previous works, it has been shown that one of the worst scored characteristics of dishes was the temperature. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of temperature on patient's satisfaction and amount eaten depending on whether the food was served in isothermal trolle

  9. Dietary intake of female bariatric patients after anti-obesity gastroplasty Ingestão dietética de pacientes bariátricas femininas após gastroplastia anti-obesidade

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    Maria Carolina G. Dias

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a popular and successful operation for the treatment of morbid obesity. However, it greatly restricts ingestion and moderately interferes with absorption of food, thus potentially paving the way for undernutrition, especially during the first year before patients adapt to the new condition. Aiming to document actual dietary intake during this period, a prospective observational study was performed. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients were investigated using a 24-hour dietary recall technique every 3 months after surgery for 1 year. Females only were accepted for greater homogeneity of the sample. All received a vitamin and mineral supplement on a daily basis as a postoperative routine. A questionnaire was employed regarding general, nutritional, and gastrointestinal changes as well as consumption of medications. Dietary intake was analyzed after data processing using the Virtual Nutri software package (São Paulo, SP, Brazil. RESULTS: The surgical response was within the expected range, with about 67% excess weight loss at the end of the 1st year, and the same occurred with gastrointestinal symptoms and drug requirements. Daily energy intake on the 4 analyzed occasions was 529.4 ± 47.4, 710.9 ± 47.6, 833.2 ± 72.0, and 866.2 ± 95,1 kcal/day (mean ± SEM; protein intake was increased in the same proportion at 6 and 9 months, but reduced at 12 months. Thus, patients did not meet standard recommendations regarding calories and proteins, even at the end of the 1st year; iron and zinc intake were also inadequate, although deficiencies were probably staved off by the prescribed supplement preparation. CONCLUSIONS: 1 The risk for postoperative undernutrition was evidenced up to 1 year, while spontaneous improvement in food intake was slow and inefficient; 2 Specific protocols should be devised to improve nutrition and health during the postoperative phase until successful dietary adaptation is achieved.OBJETIVO: A gastroplastia com anastomose gastrojejunal em Y de Roux é uma operação popular e bem sucedida no tratamento da obesidade grave. Ela restringe seriamente a ingestão e moderadamente a absorção do alimento, potencialmente abrindo caminho para desnutrição especialmente no primeiro ano, antes que o paciente se adapte à nova condição. Com o propósito de documentar a real ingestão neste período, um estudo prospectivo observacional foi executado. MÉTODO: Quarenta pacientes consecutivos foram investigados por recordatório de 24 horas a cada três meses após a operação, até um ano. Apenas mulheres foram arroladas para maior homogeneidade da amostra. Todas receberam diariamente um suplemento vitamínico-mineral, como rotina pós-operatória. Um questionário foi empregado abordando alterações gerais, nutricionais e gastrointestinais assim como consumo de medicamentos. Os ganhos dietéticos foram analisados mediante o programa Virtual Nutri (São Paulo, SP, Brasil. RESULTADOS: A resposta cirúrgica situou-se dentro da faixa esperada, com perda de cerca de 67% do excesso de peso após um ano, e o mesmo ocorreu com sintomas gastrointestinais e necessidades medicamentosas. A quantidade de energia diária nas quatro ocasiões foi de 529,4±47,5, 710,9± 47,7, 833,2± 72,0 e 866,2± 95,1 kcal/dia (média ± erro padrão da média, e o aumento do consumo de proteína foi da mesma proporção nos 6 e 9 meses e com redução em 12 meses. Consequentemente mesmo após um ano as pacientes estavam abaixo das recomendações usuais de calorias e proteínas. A contribuição da dieta no tocante a ferro e zinco também mostrou-se inadequada, embora quadros deficitários tenham provavelmente sido abortados pelo suplemento utilizado. CONCLUSÕES: 1 O risco para desnutrição pos-operatória ficou demonstrado até um ano, e a melhora espontânea da ingestão de alimentos revelou-se lenta e ineficiente; 2 Protocolos específicos deveriam ser elaborados visando melhorar a nutrição e a saúde na fase pós-ope

  10. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness in patients with high sodium intake in relation to sodium handling and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction status.

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    Cwynar, M; G?sowski, J; Stompór, T; Barto?, H; Wizner, B; Dubiel, M; G?uszewska, A; Królczyk, J; Franczuk, P; Grodzicki, T

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    In a population with high sodium consumption, we assessed relation between brachial and central blood pressures, elastic properties of large arteries, echocardiographic left ventricular diastolic function and sodium reabsorption as fractional urinary lithium excretion in proximal (FELi) and fractional sodium reabsorption in distal tubules assessed using the endogenous lithium clearance. Mean±s.d. age of 131 treated hypertensive patients (66 men and 65 women) was 61.9±7.5 years. We found significant interaction between left ventricular diastolic function and FELi with respect to the values of brachial blood pressure: systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) and mean blood pressure (MBP) (all PINTrelationships were not observed in the entire group and patients with FELi above the median value. In the hypertensive population with high sodium intake, increased sodium reabsorption in proximal tubules may affect blood pressure parameters and arterial wall damage, thus contributing to the development of left ventricular diastolic function impairment. PMID:25631217

  11. Chronic norovirus infection in a patient with a past history of Burkitt lymphoma.

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    Bruggink, Leesa D; Hayes, Lachlan; Marshall, John A

    2015-09-01

    The noroviruses are a leading cause of gastroenteritis worldwide. Although the illness is normally mild and self-limiting, there is a growing literature documenting the chronic excretion of norovirus in the immunocompromised. The aim of the current study was to examine the molecular features of chronic norovirus excretion in an immunocompromised patient with a past history of Burkitt lymphoma. During the 241 day course of the study from December 2013 to August 2014, seven faecal specimens were collected from the patient, tested for norovirus by RT-PCR and further analysed in the open reading frame (ORF) 1 and ORF 2 regions. All seven specimens were positive for norovirus by RT-PCR. Molecular sequencing in the polymerase (ORF 1) and capsid (ORF 2) regions indicated that the norovirus could be classified as GII.4 (2006b)/GII.4 (unknown). No significant mutation was found in the ORF 1 or ORF 2 regions analysed over the period of the study. The current report appears to be the first to document chronic norovirus excretion in a patient with a past history of Burkitt lymphoma. It is also the first to indicate long term norovirus excretion in a given individual need not involve major genetic change in key regions of the genome. PMID:26396990

  12. A History of Alcohol Dependence Increases the Incidence and Severity of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgical Patients

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    Paul S. Pagel; Warltier, David C; Gandhi, Sweeta D.; Zafar Iqbal; Byrne, Alison J.; Hudetz, Judith A.; Kathleen M. Patterson

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    Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) commonly occurs after cardiac surgery. We tested the hypothesis that a history of alcohol dependence is associated with an increased incidence and severity of POCD in male patients undergoing cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. Recent verbal and nonverbal memory and executive functions were assessed before and one week after surgery in patients with or without a history of alcohol dependence. Cognitive function was significantly reduced aft...

  13. Contingency management is especially efficacious in engendering long durations of abstinence in patients with sexual abuse histories

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    Petry, Nancy M.; Ford, Julian D.; Barry, Danielle

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    Exposure to sexual victimization is prevalent among persons with substance use disorders (SUDs). Contingency management (CM) treatments utilize concrete and relatively immediate positive reinforcers to retain patients in treatment and reduce substance use, and CM may have particular benefits for patients with histories of sexual victimization. Using data from three randomized trials of CM (N = 393), this study evaluated main and interactive effects of sexual abuse history and treatment condit...

  14. Suicide attempts via drug intake

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    Ufuk Saraço?lu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In this study, socio-demographic and psychiatric evaluation of the patients who attempted suicide by drug intake was aimed. Material and Methods: Patients over the age of 18, who agreed to participate in our study, and admitted to the emergency department with conscious suicidal behavior between January 2009-January 2011 were enrolled in this prospective study. Results: A total of 122 patients were enrolled in the study. The most majority of the patients were consisted of female gender (68.9%, in the 18-24 age group, single, unemployed, graduate from elementary or high school, a member of a large family including 4-5 people, with a monthly income below TL 1000, and the individuals were found to be in economic distress. Chronic systemic disease, psychiatric disorders, and suicide attempts in the past, and a family history of suicide attempts were statistically significantly increased the assets of suicidal thinking. Most of the patients were diagnosed as depression and anxiety disorders, and they were recommended to use psychiatric drug therapy and psychiatric follow-up support to come again. Conclusion: Suicide motion, a method that is applied as a result of the social, economic, familial and psychiatric problems, with which individual faces, is a way of expressing oneself or a way of alternative solution according to the individual. Through the support given to individuals having suicide tendency, a decrease in suicide risk among the mentioned people can be actualized. For this purpose, the socio -demographic features of patients attempted suicide must be well known and must be evaluated by psychiatry.

  15. Suicide attempts via drug intake

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    Ufuk Saracoglu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective In this study socio-demographic and psychiatric evaluation of the patients who attempted suicide by drug intake was aimed. Material and Methods Patients over the age of 18 who agreed to participate in our study and admitted to the emergency department with conscious suicidal behavior between January 2009-January 2011 were enrolled in this prospective study. Results A total of 122 patients were enrolled in the study. The most majority of the patients were consisted of female gender (68.9% in the 18-24 age group single unemployed graduate from elementary or high school a member of a large family including 4-5 people with a monthly income below TL 1000 and the individuals were found to be in economic distress. Chronic systemic disease psychiatric disorders and suicide attempts in the past and a family history of suicide attempts were statistically significantly increased the assets of suicidal thinking. Most of the patients were diagnosed as depression and anxiety disorders and they were recommended to use psychiatric drug therapy and psychiatric follow-up support to come again. Conclusion Suicide motion a method that is applied as a result of the social economic familial and psychiatric problems with which individual faces is a way of expressing oneself or a way of alternative solution according to the individual. Through the support given to individuals having suicide tendency a decrease in suicide risk among the mentioned people can be actualized. For this purpose the socio -demographic features of patients attempted suicide must be well known and must be evaluated by psychiatry.

  16. The difference of anti phenolic glycolipid-1 (PGL-1 immunoglobulin-M (IgM level and nutritional intake in subclinical leprosy patients who reside at home and in the orphanage

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    Mohammad Z. Rahfiludin

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    Full Text Available Leprosy patients can be found in the orphanage, and ordinary house holds. The different living conditions in different places might cause differences in the environments, nutritional intake, and immunity, which in the end would affect the transmission of M. leprae. The aim of this study was to find out the difference in anti PGL-1 IgM level and nutritional intake between sub-clinical leprosy patients residing at home with their families and those living in the orphanage. This cross-section observational study was done in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Thirty one sub-clinical leprosy patients living in an orphanage and 30 sub-clinical leprosy patients living at home were included in this study. Venous blood was taken from all of the subjects, the level of anti PGL-1 IgM was measured, and daily nutrient intake was analyzed. Differential test between the 2 groups was performed using independent t-test or Mann Whitney test, when the distribution was not normal. There was significant differences (P < 0.05 in the level of anti PGL-1 IgM, protein, zinc, and vitamin C intake between the 2 groups. (Med J Indones 2007;16:233-6Keywords: nutrient intake, protein, zinc, vitamin C

  17. Olive oil intake is inversely related to cancer prevalence: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 13800 patients and 23340 controls in 19 observational studies

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    Dimopoulos Meletios

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Dietary fat, both in terms of quantity and quality, has been implicated to cancer development, either positively or negatively. The aim of this work was to evaluate whether olive oil or monounsaturated fat intake was associated with the development of cancer. A systematic search of relevant studies, published in English, between 1990 and March 1, 2011, was performed through a computer-assisted literature tool (i.e., Pubmed. In total 38 studies were initially allocated; of them 19 case-control studies were finally studied (13800 cancer patients and 23340 controls were included. Random effects meta-analysis was applied in order to evaluate the research hypothesis. It was found that compared with the lowest, the highest category of olive oil consumption was associated with lower odds of having any type of cancer (log odds ratio = -0.41, 95%CI -0.53, -0.29, Cohran's Q = 47.52, p = 0.0002, I-sq = 62%; the latter was irrespective of the country of origin (Mediterranean or non-Mediterranean. Moreover, olive oil consumption was associated with lower odds of developing breast cancer (logOR = -0,45 95%CI -0.78 to -0.12, and a cancer of the digestive system (logOR = -0,36 95%CI -0.50 to -0.21, compared with the lowest intake. The strength and consistency of the findings states a hypothesis about the protective role of olive oil intake on cancer risk. However, it is still unclear whether olive oil's monounsaturated fatty acid content or its antioxidant components are responsible for its beneficial effects.

  18. Gene expression changes in mononuclear cells in patients with metabolic syndrome after acute intake of phenol-rich virgin olive oil

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    Lopez-Miranda Jose

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous studies have shown that acute intake of high-phenol virgin olive oil reduces pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant and pro-thrombotic markers compared with low phenols virgin olive oil, but it still remains unclear whether effects attributed to its phenolic fraction are exerted at transcriptional level in vivo. To achieve this goal, we aimed at identifying expression changes in genes which could be mediated by virgin olive oil phenol compounds in the human. Results Postprandial gene expression microarray analysis was performed on peripheral blood mononuclear cells during postprandial period. Two virgin olive oil-based breakfasts with high (398 ppm and low (70 ppm content of phenolic compounds were administered to 20 patients suffering from metabolic syndrome following a double-blinded, randomized, crossover design. To eliminate the potential effect that might exist in their usual dietary habits, all subjects followed a similar low-fat, carbohydrate rich diet during the study period. Microarray analysis identified 98 differentially expressed genes (79 underexpressed and 19 overexpressed when comparing the intake of phenol-rich olive oil with low-phenol olive oil. Many of these genes seem linked to obesity, dyslipemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Among these, several genes seem involved in inflammatory processes mediated by transcription factor NF-?B, activator protein-1 transcription factor complex AP-1, cytokines, mitogen-activated protein kinases MAPKs or arachidonic acid pathways. Conclusion This study shows that intake of virgin olive oil based breakfast, which is rich in phenol compounds is able to repress in vivo expression of several pro-inflammatory genes, thereby switching activity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells to a less deleterious inflammatory profile. These results provide at least a partial molecular basis for reduced risk of cardiovascular disease observed in Mediterranean countries, where virgin olive oil represents a main source of dietary fat. Admittedly, other lifestyle factors are also likely to contribute to lowered risk of cardiovascular disease in this region.

  19. Dietary nutrient and food intake and their relations with serum heavy metals in osteopenic and osteoporotic patients.

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    Kang, Myung-Hwa; Park, Seung-Mi; Oh, Doo-Nam; Kim, Mi-Hyun; Choi, Mi-Kyeong

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    Several studies have reported that heavy metals have a relation with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. In this study, we investigated the association between heavy metal exposure status, as assessed by serum major heavy metals such as lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg) and bone mineral density (BMD) status among Korean adults. A total of 64 adults participated in this study and were assigned to one of three study groups based on the T-score of spine BMD: a normal group (n = 21, T-score > -1), osteopenia group (n = 29, -2.5 shellfish than the other groups (p < 0.05). In the correlation analysis controlling for age, sex, BMI, and BMD status, the serum Cd level was significantly negatively correlated with intake of cereals, milks and total food. In summary, we did not find a direct association between serum heavy metal levels and BMD status. However, negative relationships were found between serum heavy metal levels and intake of some foods. PMID:23431122

  20. Transmesocolic hernia with strangulation in a patient without surgical history: Case report

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    Peel Jung

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Transmesenteric hernias have bimodal distribution and occur in both pediatric and adult patients. In the adult population, the cause is iatrogenic, traumatic, or inflammatory. We report a case of transmesocolic hernia in an elderly person without any preoperative history. An 84-year-old Korean female was admitted with mid-abdominal pain and distension for 1 d. On abdominal computed tomography, we diagnosed transmesocolic hernia with strangulated small bowel obstruction, and performed emergency surgery. The postoperative period was uneventful and she was discharged 11 d after surgery. Hence, it is important to consider the possibility of transmesocolic hernia in elderly patients with signs and symptoms of intestinal obstruction, even in cases with no previous surgery.

  1. Celiac disease diagnosed after uncomplicated pregnancy in a patient with history of bulimia nervosa

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    Milisavljevi? Nemanja

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The association between celiac disease and eating disorders has been very rarely reported. This is the first report on celiac disease associated with bulimia in this part of Europe. Case report. An adult female patient with history of bulimia and one uncomplicated pregnancy was admitted to the Gastroenterology Department, due to long lasting dyspeptic symptoms, constipation, major weight loss and fatigue. After positive serological screening, the diagnosis of celiac disease was confirmed with histopathology examination of duodenal biopsy specimen. Conclusion. Complicated interactions between celiac disease and bulimia can make them difficult to diagnose and treat. It is important to consider the presence of celiac disease in patients with bulimia and gastrointestinal symptoms.

  2. The difference of anti phenolic glycolipid-1 (PGL-1) immunoglobulin-M (IgM) level and nutritional intake in subclinical leprosy patients who reside at home and in the orphanage

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    Mohammad Z. Rahfiludin; Sri A. Nugraheni; Holy Ametati; Aniek Prihatin; Endang Purwaningsih

    2007-01-01

    Leprosy patients can be found in the orphanage, and ordinary house holds. The different living conditions in different places might cause differences in the environments, nutritional intake, and immunity, which in the end would affect the transmission of M. leprae. The aim of this study was to find out the difference in anti PGL-1 IgM level and nutritional intake between sub-clinical leprosy patients residing at home with their families and those living in the orphanage. This cross-section ob...

  3. Pharmacist elicited medication histories in the Emergency Department: Identifying patient groups at risk of medication misadventure

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    Maja, Ajdukovic; Meredith, Crook; Christopher, Angley; Ieva, Stupans; Natalie, Soulsby; Christopher, Doecke; Barbara, Anderson; Manya, Angley.

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    Full Text Available Las guías del Comité Consultivo Farmacéutico Australiano establecen que se lleve una historia de medicación detallada desde el primer punto de entrada en un servicio de urgencias (SU). Los ancianos, en particular los que residen en Residencias de Ancianos y los que no son hablantes nativos ingleses, [...] se han identificado como grupos de pacientes vulnerables a las desgracias medicamentosas. Objetivo: Analizar la incidencia de discrepancias en las historias de medicación en estos grupos demográficos cuando el farmacéutico obtuvo el historial farmacoterapéutico comparado con los recopilados por los médicos del Servicio de Urgencias. También trató de investigar la incidencia de visitas al SU relacionadas con medicamentos. Métodos. Este estudio se condujo en un periodo de seis semanas e incluyó 100 pacientes de edad superior a 70 años, que tomaban regularmente 5 o más medicamentos, tenían 3 o mas comorbilidades clínicas y/o habían sido dados de alta del hospital en los 3 meses anteriores al estudio. Resultados: 24 participantes fueron calificados con ‘barreras lingüísticas'; 12 participantes estaban en residencias de ancianos, y 64 participantes fueron calificados de ‘generales'. El número de medicaciones correctamente registradas fue menor en los de ‘barreras lingüísticas' (13,8%) comparado con el 18% y el 19,6% de las medicaciones para los ‘generales' y los pacientes de residencias de ancianos, respectivamente. En 7 de los pacientes (29,2%) con ‘barreras lingüísticas', 1 de residencias de ancianos (8,3%) y 13 (20,3%) de los ‘generales' se sospechó que tenían una visita al SU relacionada con los medicamentos. Conclusiones: Este estudio ensalza la contribución positiva que un farmacéutico de urgencias puede realizar para elevar la gestión de la medicación en el continuum de cuidados. Este estudio también confirma la vulnerabilidad e los pacientes con barreras lingüísticas ante las desgracias medicamentosas y su necesidad de servicios de interpretes en todas las etapas de su hospitalización, en particular en el punto de entrada al SU. Abstract in english The Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee guidelines call for a detailed medication history to be taken at the first point of admission to an Emergency Department (ED). The elderly, in particular those residing in Residential Aged Care Facilities and those with a non-English speaking backgrou [...] nd, have been identified as patient groups vulnerable to medication misadventure. Objective: to analyse the incidence of discrepancies in medication histories in these demographic groups when pharmacist elicited medication histories were compared with those taken by ED physicians. It also aimed to investigate the incidence of medication related ED presentations. Methods: The study was conducted over a six week period and included 100 patients over the age of 70, who take five or more regular medications, have three or more clinical co-morbidities and/or have been discharged from hospital in three months prior to the study. Results: Twenty four participants were classified as ‘language barrier'; 12 participants were from residential aged care facilities, and 64 participants were classified as ‘general'. The number of correctly recorded medications was lowest in the ‘language barrier' group (13.8%) compared with 18% and 19.6% of medications for ‘general' patients and patients from residential aged care facilities respectively. Seven of the patients (29.2%) with ‘language barrier'; 1 from a residential aged care facility (8.3%) and 13 of the (20.3%) patients from the ‘general' category were suspected as having a medication related ED presentation. Conclusion: This study further highlights the positive contribution an ED pharmacist can make to enhancing medication management along the continuum of care. This study also confirms the vulnerability of patients with language barrier to medication misadventure and their need for interpreter services at all stages of their hospitalisation, in particular

  4. Abdominal aortic aneurysms do not develop more aggressively among patients with a positive family history of the disease

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    Title: Abdominal aortic aneurysms no not develop more aggressively among patients with a positive family history of the disease Authors: Trine M. M. Joergensen, Holger Wemmelund, Anders Green, Jes Lindholt, Kim Houlind. Introduction: It is well known, that a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) strongly increases the risk of developing AAA, but it is still uncertain whether familial AAA’s develops differently than non-familial AAA’s. Objectives: To investigate whether familial AAA’s develop more aggressively than non-familial AAA’s by looking at growth rate, risk of surgery and rupture, as well as the size of the aneurysm at the time of diagnosis and the patient´s age at the time of operation, rupture and diagnosis. Design: Observational retrospective longitudinal study Materials: 318 patients (273 men and 45 women) with AAA diagnosed between 1996-2008 in Jutland, Denmark with information on family history of AAA, diameter of AAA throughout follow-up, surgery, ruptures, comorbidity, smoking, and use of medication. Methods: Patients with and without a family history of AAA were compared regarding mean age at diagnosis and surgery, diameter of AAA at diagnosis, risk of surgery and rupture as well as comorbidity and use of medication. Mean growth rates were compared between the two groups and a mixed effects model was fitted to control for possible confounders. Results: Patients with a family history of AAA were significantly younger than patients with no family history of the disease (69.8 vs. 72.4 years, p=0.032), but we found no significant differences regarding age at operation (72.2 vs. 70.6, p=0.204) or regarding the proportion of patients experiencing rupture (16.0 vs. 10.6%, p=0.226) or undergoing surgery (78.2 % vs. 81.7 %, p=0.484). We found no significant difference in growth rates between the two groups (5.25 mm/year (95%CI: 3.73;6.78) for patients with positive family history and 6.19 mm/year (95%CI: 4.40;7.97) for patients with no family history of AAA (p=0.490)). Conclusions: We found no evidence to suggest that abdominal aortic aneurysms develop more aggressively among patients with a positive family history of the disease.

  5. Structural and functional cerebral impairments in cirrhotic patients with a history of overt hepatic encephalopathy

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    Objective: Diffuse brain atrophy has been observed in cirrhotic patients and recent reports have revealed the persistence of cognitive impairment after clinical resolution of overt hepatic encephalopathy. We sought to explore the continued influence of overt hepatic encephalopathy on neurological function by measuring brain resting-state inherent connectivity, based on an investigation of structural abnormalities. Methods: Neuropsychological tests and structural and functional magnetic resonance scanning were conducted in 20 healthy controls and 21 cirrhotic patients with a history of overt hepatic encephalopathy. The analysis of voxel-based morphometry and functional connectivity were performed to detect the alterations in brain structure and function, respectively. Results: Patients showed significantly worse performance in neuropsychological tests as compared with controls, despite apparently normal mental status. Analysis of voxel-based morphometry revealed a decrease in gray matter volume primarily in the midline regions, bilateral insular cortex and caudates, left parahippocampal gyrus, and right cerebellum posterior lobe, while the volume of the bilateral thalamus showed an increase. Of these regions, the posterior cingulate cortex with peak atrophy was selected as the origin for the analysis of functional connectivity. Typical patterns of a default mode network were identified in both groups. Decreased functional connectivity was found in the medial prefrontal gyrus, left inferior parietal lobule, and left middle temporal gyrus in the patients. Conclusions: Both functional and structural impairments were evident after apparent recovery from overt hepatic encephalopathy, demonstrating that brain dysfunction induced by hepatic encephalopathy persisted after clinical resolution and provided a basis for further evolution of the disease

  6. Structural and functional cerebral impairments in cirrhotic patients with a history of overt hepatic encephalopathy

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    Chen, Hua-Jun [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Functional Imaging, Department of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Zhu, Xi-Qi [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Functional Imaging, Department of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Department of Radiology, The Second Hospital of Nanjing, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210002 (China); Shu, Hao [Department of Neurology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Yang, Ming; Zhang, Yi; Ding, Jie; Wang, Yu [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Functional Imaging, Department of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009 (China); Teng, Gao-Jun, E-mail: gjteng@vip.sina.com [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Functional Imaging, Department of Radiology, Zhongda Hospital, Medical School of Southeast University, Nanjing 210009 (China)

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    Objective: Diffuse brain atrophy has been observed in cirrhotic patients and recent reports have revealed the persistence of cognitive impairment after clinical resolution of overt hepatic encephalopathy. We sought to explore the continued influence of overt hepatic encephalopathy on neurological function by measuring brain resting-state inherent connectivity, based on an investigation of structural abnormalities. Methods: Neuropsychological tests and structural and functional magnetic resonance scanning were conducted in 20 healthy controls and 21 cirrhotic patients with a history of overt hepatic encephalopathy. The analysis of voxel-based morphometry and functional connectivity were performed to detect the alterations in brain structure and function, respectively. Results: Patients showed significantly worse performance in neuropsychological tests as compared with controls, despite apparently normal mental status. Analysis of voxel-based morphometry revealed a decrease in gray matter volume primarily in the midline regions, bilateral insular cortex and caudates, left parahippocampal gyrus, and right cerebellum posterior lobe, while the volume of the bilateral thalamus showed an increase. Of these regions, the posterior cingulate cortex with peak atrophy was selected as the origin for the analysis of functional connectivity. Typical patterns of a default mode network were identified in both groups. Decreased functional connectivity was found in the medial prefrontal gyrus, left inferior parietal lobule, and left middle temporal gyrus in the patients. Conclusions: Both functional and structural impairments were evident after apparent recovery from overt hepatic encephalopathy, demonstrating that brain dysfunction induced by hepatic encephalopathy persisted after clinical resolution and provided a basis for further evolution of the disease.

  7. Randomized comparison of the effects of the vitamin D3 adequate intake versus 100 mcg (4000 IU per day on biochemical responses and the wellbeing of patients

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    Hu Amanda

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background For adults, vitamin D intake of 100 mcg (4000 IU/day is physiologic and safe. The adequate intake (AI for older adults is 15 mcg (600 IU/day, but there has been no report focusing on use of this dose. Methods We compared effects of these doses on biochemical responses and sense of wellbeing in a blinded, randomized trial. In Study 1, 64 outpatients (recruited if summer 2001 25(OHD Results In Study 1, basal summer 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OHD] averaged 48 ± 9 (SD nmol/L. Supplementation for more than 6 months produced mean 25(OHD levels of 79 ± 30 nmol/L for the 15 mcg/day group, and 112 ± 41 nmol/L for the 100 mcg/day group. Both doses lowered plasma parathyroid hormone with no effect on plasma calcium. Between December and February, wellbeing score improved more for the 100-mcg/day group than for the lower-dosed group (1-tail Mann-Whitney p = 0.036. In Study 2, 25(OHD averaged 39 ± 9 nmol/L, and winter wellbeing scores improved with both doses of vitamin D (two-tail p Conclusion The highest AI for vitamin D brought summertime 25(OHD to >40 nmol/L, lowered PTH, and its use was associated with improved wellbeing. The 100 mcg/day dose produced greater responses. Since it was ethically necessary to provide a meaningful dose of vitamin D to these insufficient patients, we cannot rule out a placebo wellbeing response, particularly for those on the lower dose. This work confirms the safety and efficacy of both 15 and 100 mcg/day vitamin D3 in patients who needed additional vitamin D.

  8. Suicide attempts via drug intake

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    Ufuk Saraço?lu; Yüksel Gökel; Mehmet O?uzhan Ay; Akkan Avc?; Meliha Zengin Ero?lu; Müge Elarslan Kara; Mehmet Canacankatan; Mediha Do?an; Selen Acehan

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    Objective: In this study, socio-demographic and psychiatric evaluation of the patients who attempted suicide by drug intake was aimed. Material and Methods: Patients over the age of 18, who agreed to participate in our study, and admitted to the emergency department with conscious suicidal behavior between January 2009-January 2011 were enrolled in this prospective study. Results: A total of 122 patients were enrolled in the study. The most majority of the patients were consisted of f...

  9. Medical History for Prognostic Risk Assessment and Diagnosis of Stable Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

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    Min, James K.; Dunning, Allison; Gransar, Heidi; Achenbach, Stephan; Lin, Fay Y.; Al-Mallah, Mouaz; Budoff, Matthew J.; Callister, Tracy Q.; Chang, Hyuk-Jae; Cademartiri, Filippo; Chinnaiyan, Kavitha; Chow, Benjamin J. W.; D’Agostino, Ralph; DeLago, Augustin; Friedman, John; Hadamitzky, Martin; Hausleiter, Joerg; Hayes, Sean; Kaufmann, Philipp; Raff, Gilbert L.; Shaw, Leslee J.; Thomson, Louise; Villines, Todd; Cury, Ricardo C.; Feuchtner, Gudrun; Kim, Yong-Jin; Leipsic, Jonathon; Berman, Daniel S.; Pencina, Michael

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    Aims To develop a clinical cardiac risk algorithm for stable patients with suspected CAD based upon angina typicality and CAD risk factors. Methods and Results Between 2004 and 2011, 14,004 adults with suspected CAD referred for cardiac imaging were followed: 1) 9,093 patients for CCTA (CCTA-1) followed for 2.0 years; 2) 2,132 patients for CCTA (CCTA-2) followed for 1·6 years, and 3) 2,779 patients for exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy followed for 5.0 years. A best-fit model from CCTA-1 for prediction of death or myocardial infarction (MI) was developed, with integer values proportional to regression coefficients. Discrimination was assessed using C-statistic. The validated model was also tested for estimation of the likelihood of obstructive CAD, defined as ?50% stenosis, as compared to method of Diamond and Forrester (D-F). Primary outcomes included all-cause mortality and non-fatal MI. Secondary outcomes included prevalence of angiographically obstructive CAD. In CCTA-1, best-fit model discriminated individuals at risk of death or MI (C-statistic 0·76). The integer model ranged from 3-13, and corresponded to 3-year death risk or MI of 0·25% to 53·8%. When applied to the CCTA-2 and MPS, the model demonstrated C-statistics of 0·71 and 0·77. Both best-fit (C=0·76, 95% CI 0·746-0·771) and integer model (C=0·71, 95% CI 0·693-0·719) performed better than D-F (C=0·64; 95% CI, 0·628-0·659) for estimating obstructive CAD. Conclusions For stable symptomatic patients with suspected CAD, we developed a history-based method for prediction of death and obstructive CAD. PMID:25865923

  10. Uncommon case of brain metastasis in a patient with a history of heavy smoking.

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    Scharl, M; Bode, B; Rushing, E; Knuth, A; Rordorf, T

    2014-10-01

    Primary sarcomas of the aorta are extremely uncommon. Depending on histomorphology and immunohistochemical pattern, intimal sarcomas can show angiosarcomatous differentiation. Here, we describe the case of a 60-year-old woman with a primary intimal sarcoma of the aortic arch and signs of cerebral metastatic disease as the initial manifestation. After the patient experienced the onset of severe headaches, ataxia, and left-sided weakness, magnetic resonance imaging showed several brain lesions. Histologic assessment of a brain biopsy specimen revealed a malignant tumour composed of large pleomorphic cells that were positive for pancytokeratin and CD10. Radiation to the brain did not significantly improve the patient's symptoms, and cranial computed tomography (ct) imaging revealed several metastases, indicating lack of response. Because of the patient's smoking history, the presence of central nervous system and skeletal metastases on combined positron-emission tomography and ct imaging, and the focal pan-cytokeratin positivity of the tumour, carcinoma of the lung was favoured as the primary tumour. Despite chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide, the patient's neurologic symptoms and general condition deteriorated rapidly, and she died within a few days. At autopsy, an undifferentiated intimal sarcoma of the aortic arch was diagnosed. The primary tumour in the aorta consisted of large pleomorphic cells. Immunohistochemical analysis of the aortic tumour and brain metastases demonstrated diffuse positivity for vimentin and p53 and focal S-100 staining. In summary, we report a challenging case of advanced intimal sarcoma of the aortic arch with brain and bone metastases at initial presentation. Our report demonstrates the difficulties in diagnosing and treating this disease, and the need for multicentre studies to accrue more patients for investigations of optimal therapy. PMID:25302044

  11. Perception and knowledge about dietary intake in patients with liver cirrhosis and its relationship with the level of education

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    Objective: To determine patients perception and knowledge regarding diet in cirrhosis and its relationship with the level of patients education. Study Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinics at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, the Aga Khan Health Services, Malir, Karachi and Hamdard University, Karachi, from January to December 2010. Methodology: Consecutive adult patients with compensated cirrhosis were enrolled. Demographic data, level of education, type and reason of food restriction as well as the source of dietary information was asked. Baseline laboratory test were performed, and nutritional status was assessed by BMI normogram. Results: Ninety patients, 58% male were enrolled. Mean age of the patient was 49 +- 11 years. Overall 73% of the patients were restricting fat, meat, fish and eggs in their diet; 53% were in uneducated group and 47% were in educated group (CI, 0.24-1.62, p-0.34). Twenty two patients (62.8%) in uneducated and 21 in educated group (68%) were restricting diet on the advice of their doctors, whereas 13 in uneducated group (37%) and 11 in educated group (32%) believed these dietary components to be harmful for the liver. Thirty two of uneducated patient (71.1%) and 28 of educated patients (62.2%) believed that vegetables, fruits and sugarcane had a beneficial effect on the liver. Main source of dietary information to the patients was the doctor. On sub-group analysis those who restricted diet irrespective of their educational level, had more patients with BMI less than 18.5 kg/m/sup 2/, (CI 0.01-0.94, p-0.001), haemoglobin less than 12 g/dl (CI 0- 0.03, p-0.001) and serum albumin less than 3 g/dl (CI 0.1- 03, p-0.001). Conclusion: Both educated and uneducated classes of the patients have improper knowledge and perception of diet in cirrhosis. Patients with cirrhosis who restricted diet, had relatively low BMI, haemoglobin and albumin as compared to those who did not restrict. Main source of dietary information to cirrhotic patients were health care personnels. (author)

  12. Metacognition and general functioning in patients with schizophrenia and a history of criminal behavior.

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    Bo, Sune; Kongerslev, Mickey; Dimaggio, Giancarlo; Lysaker, Paul H; Abu-Akel, Ahmad

    2015-02-28

    Metacognitive difficulties have been linked to social dysfunction in schizophrenia. However, research examining the role of metacognition in the social functioning of patients with a history of violence and criminality is very limited. This research is especially important for this group given their relatively poor prognosis and their risk to reoffend, as well as the promising benefits of integrating metacognitive approaches in psychosocial treatments. In this study, the association between metacognition and global social functioning was examined in 79 patients with schizophrenia with a criminal background. We also examined the association of positive, negative and disorganized symptoms with social functioning and the extent to which metacognition mediates this association. The results indicate that poor social functioning is associated with metacognitive difficulties and higher levels of delusions and Conceptual Disorganization. In addition, meditation analyses showed that metacognition accounted for about 11% of the total effect size of the association between delusions and social dysfunction, suggesting that the relationship between delusions and social dysfunction is partially driven by impaired metacognition. These findings underscore the importance of interventions designed to enhance the patients? metacognitive capacities, that is, the more proximal capacities linked to poorer social functioning. PMID:25582967

  13. Características de la población con ingesta baja en luteína y zeaxantina en pacientes con degeneración macular asociada a la edad variante húmeda / Characteristics of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration and low intake of lutein and zeaxanthin

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    J.L., Olea; J.A., Aragón; M.E., Zapata; J.A., Tur.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Averiguar las características de los pacientes con DMAE húmeda que ingieren suficiente luteína y zeaxantina en nuestra población. Métodos: Estudio protocolizado, prospectivo, observacional, transversal, en pacientes diagnosticados de DMAE húmeda activa. Se efectúa hemograma, perfil lipídic [...] o, y perfil hepático; una entrevista dietética sobre los hábitos alimentarios a partir de la realización de un recordatorio de 24h y estudio antropométrico. Se dividen en dos grupos en función de la ingesta de luteína-zeaxantina (L-Z). Grupo 1 (ingesta «suficiente»): pacientes con ingesta diaria > 1.400mg/día en mujeres y 1.700mg/día en hombres (2/3 de la ingesta media diaria en población normal). Grupo 2: pacientes con ingesta diaria inferior a las del grupo 1. Se efectúa un estudio estadístico descriptivo y comparativo entre ambos grupos. Resultado: Un total de 52 pacientes, con una edad media de 78,9 años. Grupo 1: 11 pacientes (21% de la muestra). Grupo 2: 41. Los pacientes con ingesta suficiente de L-Z tienen mayor índice de masa corporal y perímetro de cintura. El 70-80% de los pacientes del grupo 1 presentan ingesta insuficiente de vitaminas A, C y E, y zinc. Conclusiones: El 79% de los pacientes tienen ingesta diaria de L-Z baja. Los pacientes con aporte suficiente tienen un aumento en el índice de masa corporal y perímetro de cintura, y además la mayoría tienen una ingesta insuficiente de vitaminas A, C y E, y zinc. Abstract in english Objective: To assess the characteristics of patients with wet AMD and low intake of lutein and zeaxanthin in our population. Methods: A prospective, observational, cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with active wet AMD. A full blood count, a lipid and liver profile, a dietary interview [...] (24-hour recall), and an anthropometric study were performed. Lutein-zeaxanthin (LZ) intake results split the patents in two groups. Group 1 ("sufficient" intake): patients with > 1,400mg/day intake in women and 1,700mg/day in men (2/3 of the average daily intake in a normal population). Group 2: patients with daily intakes below that of group 1. A descriptive and comparative statistical study was performed. Results: Fifty-two patients with a mean age of 78.9 years. Group 1: eleven patients (21% of the sample). Group 2: forty-one patients. The subjects with adequate intake of LZ had higher a body mass index and waist circumference. Between 70-80% of patients in group 1 had inadequate intake of vitamin A, C and E and zinc. Conclusions: Seventy-nine per cent of the patients with wet AMD have a deficient daily intake in lutein-zeaxanthin. The population with adequate intake is associated with an increased body mass index and waist circumference, and in addition, most of them have an insufficient intake of vitamin A, C, E and zinc.

  14. Necrotizing sialometaplasia of the palatal mucosa in patient with history of anorexia: review and case report.

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    Gilowski, ?ukasz; Wiench, Rafa?; Polakiewicz-Gilowska, Anna; Dwornicka, Katarzyna

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    Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a self-limiting disorder affecting minor salivary glands resembling a malignant process both clinically and histopathologically. The etiology of this rare inflammatory` disorder is related to an ischemic event. Identified risk factors include alcohol abuse, smoking, drugs, denture wearing, injury and systemic diseases. Also reported are cases of necrotizing sialometaplasia associated with bulimia. This paper identifies the whole body incitement among additional risk factors by presenting a case of necrotizing sialometaplasia in an 18 year old patient with the history of anorexia nervosa. Furthermore it describes the effects of extreme cooling of palatal mucosa with ice chips resulting in constriction of blood vessels as the direct cause, reinforcing ischemic etiology of necrotizing sialometaplasia. PMID:24667056

  15. Unilateral Twin Ectopic Pregnancy in a Patient With a History of Multiple Sexually Transmitted Infections

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    Full Text Available Background. The incidence of unilateral twin ectopic pregnancy is a rare condition. Several factors increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, the most important of which is pelvic inflammatory disease, followed by operative trauma, congenital anomalies, tumors, and adhesions resulting in anatomically distorted fallopian tubes. We present a case of a woman with a history of four confirmed sexually transmitted infections (STIs including Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, herpes simplex virus 2, and Treponema pallidum. The case illustrates the potential impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs on the risk of a twin ectopic pregnancy. Case. A 24-year-old primigravida, presented with an unknown last menstrual period, lower abdominal pain, watery vaginal discharge, and vaginal spotting. During this hospitalization, serum β-HCG testing was 263 mIU/mL and transvaginal ultrasonographic examination suggested a nonviable unilateral twin ectopic pregnancy. At exploratory laparotomy, a 10 cm mass involving the right fallopian tube and ovary was excised. Pathological evaluation of the specimen identified a monochorionic, diamnionic twin ectopic pregnancy within the fallopian tube. Conclusions Patients with a history of multiple (STIs are known to be at risk for the development of chronic pelvic infection and postinflammatory scarring. The resulting distortion of the normal tubal anatomy leads to an increased risk of an uncommon presentation of ectopic pregnancy.

  16. Low-dose rate prostate brachytherapy is well tolerated in patients with a history of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Purpose: We report on the follow-up of 24 patients with a prior history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated with brachytherapy for early-stage prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: Twenty-four patients with a history of inflammatory bowel disease (17 with ulcerative colitis (UC), 7 with Crohn's disease [CD]) underwent prostate brachytherapy between 1992 and 2004. Fifteen patients were treated with I-125 implantation and 6 patients were treated with Pd-103 alone or in combination with 45 Gy external beam radiation. Charts were reviewed for all patients, and all living patients were contacted by phone. National Cancer Institute common toxicity scores for proctitis were assigned to all patients. Actuarial risk of late toxicity was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software. Follow-up ranged from 3 to 126 months (median, 48.5 months; mean, 56.8 months). Results: None of the patients experienced Grade 3 or 4 rectal toxicity. Four patients experienced Grade 2 late rectal toxicity. The 5-year actuarial freedom from developing late Grade 2 rectal toxicity was 81%. At a median follow-up of 48.5 months, 23 patients were alive and had no evidence of disease with a median prostate-specific antigen for the sample of 0.1 ng/mL (range, <0.05-0.88 ng/mL). One patient died of other causes unrelated to his prostate cancer. Conclusions: Prostate brachytherapy is well tolerated in patients with a history of controlled IBD. Therefore, brachytherapy should be considered a viable therapeutic option in this patient population

  17. Abdominal aortic aneurysms do not develop more aggressively among patients with a positive family history of the disease

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    Mejnert Jørgensen, Trine; Wemmelund, Holger; Green, Anders; Lindholt, Jes Sanddal; Houlind, Kim Christian

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    Title: Abdominal aortic aneurysms no not develop more aggressively among patients with a positive family history of the disease Authors: Trine M. M. Joergensen, Holger Wemmelund, Anders Green, Jes Lindholt, Kim Houlind. Introduction: It is well known, that a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) strongly increases the risk of developing AAA, but it is still uncertain whether familial AAA’s develops differently than non-familial AAA’s. Objectives: To investigate whether familial AAA’s...

  18. Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcome of Depression in Patients with and without a History of Emotional and Physical Abuse

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    Miniati, M; Rucci, P.; Benvenuti, A.(INFN Sezione di Bologna, Bologna, Italy); Frank, E.; Buttenfield, J.; De Giorgi, G.; Cassano, G.B.

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    Clinical features and treatment outcome were compared in depressed outpatients with and without a history of emotional and physical abuse (EPA), including childhood maltreatment. Patients were initially randomized to IPT or SSRI and then augmented with the second treatment if they did not remit with monotherapy. Assessments included the SCID-I, the SCID-II for DSM-IV diagnoses, the HRSD, the QIDS and the Mood Spectrum Self-Report (MOODS-SR). Seventy-eight (25%) patients reported a history of ...

  19. Impact of diuretic treatment and sodium intake on plasma volume in patients with compensated systolic heart failure

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    Bonfils, Peter K; Damgaard, Morten; Taskiran, Mustafa; Goetze, Jens Peter; Norsk, Peter; Gadsbøll, Niels

    2010-01-01

    AIMS: In patients with heart failure (HF), the use of diuretics may be a double-edged sword that can alleviate symptoms of congestion, but also result in over-diuresis and intravascular volume depletion. The purpose of the present study was to examine plasma volume (PV) in HF patients receiving from 0 to 160 mg of furosemide and to investigate whether determination of plasma N-terminal fragment of pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations can predict PV-status. METHODS AND RESULTS...

  20. Impact of diuretic treatment and sodium intake on plasma volume in patients with compensated systolic heart failure

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    Bonfils, Peter Hegner; Damgaard, Morten; Taskiran, Mustafa; Gøtze, Jens Peter; Norsk, Peter; Gadsbøll, Niels

    2010-01-01

    In patients with heart failure (HF), the use of diuretics may be a double-edged sword that can alleviate symptoms of congestion, but also result in over-diuresis and intravascular volume depletion. The purpose of the present study was to examine plasma volume (PV) in HF patients receiving from 0 to 160 mg of furosemide and to investigate whether determination of plasma N-terminal fragment of pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations can predict PV-status.

  1. Identification of Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores in respiratory samples from an AIDS patient with a 2-year history of intestinal microsporidiosis.

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    del Aguila, C.; Lopez-Velez, R.; Fenoy, S; Turrientes, C; Cobo, J.; Navajas, R; Visvesvara, G S; Croppo, G P; Da Silva, A. J.; Pieniazek, N J

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    Enterocytozoon bieneusi, a microsporidian parasite, has been recognized since 1985 as an agent of intestinal microsporidiosis leading to malabsorption syndrome, diarrhea, and weight loss in AIDS patients. Recently, however, we have identified E. bieneusi spores in the sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, and stool samples of an AIDS patient with a 2-year history of intestinal microsporidiosis. The spores were characterized by Weber's chromotrope-based staining, immunofluorescence tests, and PCR. N...

  2. Mortality in cancer patients with a history of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma--a nationwide population-based cohort study

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    Johannesdottir, Sigrun Alba; Lash, Timothy L

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    Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is associated with underlying immunosuppression, so it may be a prognostic marker in patients with subsequent cancer. We therefore conducted a nationwide population-based Danish cohort study to evaluate whether a history of cutaneuos SCC has prognostic impact in patients with one of the following index cancers: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), or cancer of the lung, colon, rectum, breast, or prostate.

  3. The influence of high versus low sodium intake on blood pressure and haemodynamics in patients with morbid obesity

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    Bonfils, Peter K; Taskiran, Mustafa; Damgaard, Morten; Goetze, Jens P; Floyd, Andrea K; Funch-Jensen, Peter; Kristiansen, Viggo B; Gadsbøll, Niels

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    BACKGROUND: Many patients with morbid obesity (BMI?>?40?kg/m) have hypertension. The complex pathophysiological abnormalities linking hypertension to obesity have not been fully clarified, but abnormal sodium handling could be an important mechanism. METHOD: Therefore, we examined changes in body fluid compartments and haemodynamic responses (at rest and during exercise) after 5 days of a low-sodium diet (90?mmol/day) and 5 days of a high-sodium diet (250?mmol/day) in 12 morbidly obese, hyperten...

  4. Desnutrição e inadequação alimentar de pacientes aguardando transplante hepático / Malnutrition and inadequate food intake of patients in the waiting list for liver transplant

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    Lívia Garcia, Ferreira; Lucilene Rezende, Anastácio; Agnaldo Soares, Lima; Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson, Correia.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estado nutricional de pacientes em lista de espera para transplante hepático deve ser avaliado devido ao risco elevado de deficiências nutricionais desses doentes, sendo este o objetivo do presente estudo. MÉTODOS: Em 13 meses, pacientes candidatos a transplante de fígado foram avaliados [...] nutricionalmente pela técnica de Avaliação Global Subjetiva (AGS) e a ingestão alimentar foi quantificada pelo recordatório de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 159 pacientes, média de idade de 50 ± 10,6 anos, sendo 71,1% homens. A desnutrição foi encontrada em 74,7% dos pacientes, com 28% de desnutridos graves. Essa foi associada à gravidade da doença por Child-Pugh, à presença de edema e/ou ascite, aos episódios prévios de encefalopatia hepática, ao uso de mais de três medicamentos e aos baixos níveis de atividade física (p Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: Nutritional status of patients in the waiting list for liver transplant must be assessed due to the many risk factors associated with nutritional deficiencies. This was the aim of the study. METHODS: Throughout a period of 13 months, patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation [...] were nutritionally assessed by the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and food intake was assessed by using the 24 hour recall instrument. RESULTS: 159 patients were included, mean age 50.5 +10.6 years and 71.1% were men. Overall malnutrition according to SGA was 74.7%, with 28% of patients considered severely malnourished. Malnutrition was associated with Child-Pugh score, presence of ascites and/or edema, previous episodes of encephalopathy and use of three or more medications and lower levels of physical activity. Socio-economic aspects, etiology of the disease and MELD score did not affect the nutritional status (p = NS). Calorie needs were not reached by 90.7% of patients and 75.7% of them did not reach protein requirements. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, malnutrition is highly prevalent amongst patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation and most do not meet nutritional requirements which certainly contribute to the vicious cycle leading to a deranged nutritional status.

  5. Usefulness of dietary enrichment on energy and protein intake in elderly patients at risk of malnutrition discharged to home / Utilidad del enriquecimiento de la dieta sobre la ingesta energética y protéica en pacientes ancianos en riesgo de desnutrición dados de alta a domicilio

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    Joan, Trabal; Sonia, Hervas; Maria, Forga; Pere, Leyes; Andreu, Farran-Codina.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La desnutrición es causa de preocupación en muchos pacientes ingresados, siendo frecuente al ingreso y alta hospitalaria. Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio fue valorar si el enriquecimiento de la dieta con pequeñas raciones de alimentos densos en energía y nutrientes mejora la ing [...] esta energética y de nutrientes en pacientes ancianos con riesgo de desnutrición dados de alta al domicilio. Métodos: Estudio retrospectivo de una serie de casos en paciente ancianos con riesgo de desnutrición tratados con enriquecimiento de la dieta. Se revisaron los datos de la historia clínica y dietética de pacientes ancianos dados de alta a domicilio. Cuarenta-y-un pacientes, con una edad media de 83 ± 5 años, cumplieron los criterios de inclusión; 13 pacientes se perdieron después de 4 semanas de tratamiento y un total de 24 después de 12 semanas. El historial contenía datos de la ingesta de alimentos valorada a nivel basal, y después de 4 y 12 semanas de tratamiento. El Mini Nutritional Assessment, las medidas antropométricas, los parámetros bioquímicos rutinarios y el Índice de Barthel fueron valorados a nivel basal y después de 12 semanas. Resultados: En comparación al inicio, los pacientes mejoraron significativamente su ingesta energética y proteica después de 4 semanas de tratamiento, cumpliendo con los requerimientos nutricionales medios. La mejora en la ingesta de energía y proteínas todavía era manifiesta en la semana 12. Después de 12 semanas de enriquecimiento de la dieta, también se observó un incremento significativo en el peso (4.1%, p = 0.011). No se detectaron cambios significativos en el estado funcional. Conclusiones: El uso de pequeñas raciones de alimentos con elevada densidad energética y proteica para enriquecer las comidas parece ser un tratamiento nutricional factible para incrementar la ingesta energética y proteica y cumplir con los objetivos nutricionales en paciente ancianos dados de alta al domicilio. Abstract in english Introduction: Malnutrition is a cause for concern among many admitted elderly patients, being common at hospital admission and discharge. Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess if diet enrichment with small servings of energy and protein dense foods, improves energy and nutrient intak [...] e in elderly patients at risk of malnutrition discharged to home. Methods: This was a retrospective case series study in elderly patients at risk of malnutrition treated with diet enrichment. There was a data review of dietary and health records of elderly patients discharged to home. Forty-one patients, mean age of 83 ± 5 years, met the inclusion criteria; 13 patients had been lost after 4 weeks of treatment and a total of 24 patients after 12 weeks. Records contained food intake data assessed at baseline, and after 4 and 12 weeks of treatment. Mini Nutritional Assessment, anthropometric measurements, routine biochemical parameters and the Barthel Index were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks. Results: Compared to baseline, patients significantly improved their energy and protein intake after 4 weeks of treatment, fulfilling the mean nutritional requirements. The improvement in energy and protein intake was still manifest at week 12. After 12 weeks of dietary enrichment, a significant weight gain was observed (4.1%, p = 0.011), as well. No significant changes were detected in functional status. Conclusions: Using small servings of energy and protein dense foods to enrich meals seems a feasible nutritional treatment to increase energy and protein intake and meet nutritional goals among elderly patients discharged to home.

  6. Obesity coexists with malnutrition?: adequacy of food consumption by severely obese patients to dietary reference intake recommendations / ¿Obesidad coexiste con la desnutrición?: adecuación del consumo de alimentos de los pacientes obesos a las recomendaciones de ingesta dietética de referencia

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    Jaqueline, Driemeyer Correia Horvath; Mariana, Laitano Dias de Castro; Natália, Kops; Natasha, Kruger Malinoski; Rogério, Friedman.

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    Full Text Available Evaluar la adecuación de la dieta de los pacientes con obesidad severa y describir las principales deficiencias nutricionales a través del DRI. Los pacientes fueron seleccionados de forma secuencial, lo que indica la cirugía bariátrica en el periodo de marzo 2010 a noviembre 2011. Todos los paciente [...] s fueron sometidos a la evaluación del estado nutricional (antropometría y la ingesta dietética) y metabólicos (perfiles de lípidos, hormonas y glucosa). Se evaluaron 77 pacientes (edad media ± DE) de 44,48 ± 12,55 años. Cincuenta pacientes (76,6% de la muestra) eran mujeres. Las comorbilidades más frecuentes fueron la hipertensión arterial (72,4%), trastorno por atracón (47,4%), diabetes mellitus (32.9%), apnea del sueño (30,3%) y la dislipemia (18,4%). El consumo de nutrientes fue generalmente adecuada, teniendo en cuenta la ingesta calórica alta. Sin embargo, se identificaron algunas deficiencias de micronutrientes. Sólo 19,5% de los pacientes alcanzar la ingesta recomendada mínima de potasio, de calcio 26,0%, y 66,2% de hierro. En cuanto a sodio, toda la muestra alcanza el mínimo recomendado, sin embargo, llegar a la UL 98,7% para el sodio. Las vitaminas del grupo B han evaluado el consumo satisfactorios, llegando a más del 80% de las necesidades, pero las vitaminas liposolubles A, D y E se consume a menudo por debajo de la ingesta diaria recomendada. La dieta del paciente obeso no está equilibrado. Un gran consumo de calorías se acompaña de una ingesta deficiente de micronutrientes. En la evaluación de estos pacientes, cambios en la dieta cualitativos deben ser considerados simultáneamente con la restricción calórica. Abstract in english To assess the adequacy of food intake in severely obese patients and describe their main nutritional deficiencies on the basis of Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Patients on a waiting list for bariatric surgery were sequentially recruited from March 2010 to November 2011. All subjects underwent nu [...] tritional status assessment (anthropometry, dietary recall and semi-structured interview), socioeconomic evaluation (Brazilian Association of Research Companies criteria) and laboratory testing (glucose/hormone/lipid panel). A total of 77 patients were assessed, 50 of whom (76.6%) were female. Mean age was 44.48±12.55 years. The most common comorbidities were hypertension (72.4%), binge eating disorder (47.4%), type 2 diabetes mellitus (32.9%), sleep apnea (30.3%) and dyslipidemia (18.4%). Macronutrient intake was largely adequate, in view of the high calorie intake. However, some micronutrient deficiencies were present. Only 19.5% of patients had an adequate intake of potassium, 26.0% of calcium, and 66.2% of iron. All subjects consumed more than the minimum recommended intake of sodium, with 98.7% reaching the upper limit. B-complex vitamin intake was satisfactory (adequate in >80% of subjects), but lipid-soluble vitamin (A, D, E) intake often fell short of the RDI. The diet of severely obese patients is unbalanced, with high calorie intake paralleled by insufficient micronutrient intake. When these patients are assessed and managed, qualitative dietary changes should be considered in addition to routine caloric restriction.

  7. Association of folate intake, dietary habits, smoking and COX-2 promotor-765G > C polymorphism with K-ras mutation in patients with colorectal cancer

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    Background: Understanding the role of environmental and molecular influences on the nature and rate of K-ras mutations in colorectal neoplasms is crucial. COX-2 polymorphisms -765G > C may play a role in carcinogenic processes in combination with specific life-style conditions or dependent on the racial composition of a particular population. If mutational events play an important role in colorectal carcinogenesis sequence, one can hypothesize that modification of these events by life-style or other factors would be a useful prevention strategy. Aim of work: To explore the association between K-ras mutation and potential variables known or suspected to be related to the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) as well as determining the possible modulating effect of the COX-2 polymorphism, —765G > C. Subjects and methods: The study was conducted on 80 patients with colorectal cancer from Tropical Medicine and Gastrointestinal Tract endoscopy Departments and those attending clinic of the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University during the period extending from April 2009 to March 2010. Full history taking with emphasis on the risk factors of interest, namely age, sex, family history, smoking and dietary history. Serum CEA and CA19-9, RBCs folic acid and occult blood in stool were done to all samples. K-ras protooncogene mutation at codon 12 (exon 1) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) —765G > C polymorphism were determined by PCR-RFLP. Results: The K-ras mutation was positive in 23 (28.7%) patients. COX-2 polymorphism revealed GG in 62.5%, GC in 26.2 % and CC genotype was found in 11.3 % of cases. The mean red blood cell folic acid level was lower in the K-ras positive group (100.96 ± 51.3 ng/ml) than the negative group (216.6 ± 166.4 ng/ml), (P < 0.01). Higher folate levels were found in males than females (median = 173 ng/ml and 85 ng/ml; respectively, P = 0.002) with adjusted odds ratio (OR) of 0.984. Only, the RBCs folate (P = 0.0018) followed by gender (P = 0.036) contributed significantly in the discrimination between patients prone to develop K-ras mutation and those who are not. Conclusion: RBC folic acid was significantly deficient in CRC (colorectal cancer) patients with K- ras mutations in comparison with CRC patients free of the mutations, suggesting that folic acid may be a risk factor for K-ras mutation development

  8. Isolation of an NDM-5-producing ST16 Klebsiella pneumoniae from a Dutch patient without travel history abroad, August 2015.

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    Bathoorn, Erik; Rossen, John W; Lokate, Mariëtte; Friedrich, Alexander W; Hammerum, Anette M

    2015-10-15

    A New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-5 (NDM-5)-producing ST16 Klebsiella pneumoniae strain was isolated from a Dutch patient in a long-term care facility without recent travel history abroad. Core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) revealed that the Dutch isolate was clonally related to isolates detected in four patients in Denmark in 2014. Public health experts and clinicians need to be informed; repetitive screening may be needed in patients without known risk factors for carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae who have undergone antibiotic treatment. PMID:26537842

  9. History of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular risk factors among patients initiating strontium ranelate for treatment of osteoporosis

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    Yu, Jingbo; Tang, Jackson; Li, Zhiyi; Sajjan, Shiva; O’Regan, Christopher; Modi, Ankita; Sazonov, Vasilisa

    2015-01-01

    Purpose To estimate the proportion of osteoporosis patients in whom initiating strontium ranelate treatment, under new EMA guidelines, should be contraindicated because of a history of cardiovascular events or risk for cardiovascular events. Materials and methods This was a retrospective analysis of medical and pharmacy claims using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink database. Patients were included if they had ?1 prescription of strontium from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2013, were aged ?50 as of the index date (the date of the first ever strontium ranelate prescription), and had ?1 year of medical records pre-index. Cardiovascular events occurring any time pre-index were identified, which included ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension, and peripheral arterial disease. Cardiovascular risk factors assessed included 1) diabetes or hypertension any time pre-index; 2) hyperlipidemia in the 12 months pre-index; or 3) obesity in the 12 months pre-index. Results A total of 7,474 patients were included: 90.4% were women, with an average age of 76.5 years, and 84.5% used osteoporosis therapy, either bisphosphonates or non-bisphosphonates, prior to strontium initiation. A total of 23.6% of patients experienced ?1 cardiovascular event prior to strontium initiation; the rate was lower among female patients than in male patients (22.4% vs 35.3%, Posteoporosis patients in the UK who used strontium had a cardiovascular event history, and one-half had cardiovascular risk factors prior to strontium initiation. PMID:26604831

  10. Improving students' confidence levels in communicating with patients and introducing students to the importance of history taking

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    Halkett, Georgia K.B., E-mail: g.halkett@curtin.edu.a [WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care/Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); McKay, Janice [Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Shaw, Therese [Child Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    2011-02-15

    Background: Radiographers can have a marked impact on the way patients deal with their illness because they are often one of the first health professionals that patients see. Therefore, it is essential that radiographers have effective communication skills and are able to provide patients with the information they require. The purpose of this study was to test whether the introduction of additional education on communication and history taking improved students' communication skills. Methods: A short program on communication skills and history taking was introduced to third year undergraduate students prior to a clinical placements period. Three workshops were run; the third included a role play exercise using professional actors as simulated patients. Students completed questionnaires at baseline, following the three workshops and after their subsequent clinical placement. Descriptive statistics were calculated and logistic regression Generalized Estimating Equations models were fitted to test for differences over time in students' confidence levels. Results: Twenty-seven out of 36 students completed the baseline and final surveys. Students indicated they were highly satisfied with the workshops provided. Statistically significant differences were observed for seven items relating to student's confidence levels in communicating with patients after they had participated in the workshops and their subsequent clinical placement. Conclusion: The use of communication skills workshops involving actor/patients is an effective method of assisting students to develop their communication and history taking skills. This program has now been implemented into the mentioned undergraduate course and it is recommended that radiography students at other institutions be provided with the opportunity to develop their communication and history taking skills.

  11. Improving students' confidence levels in communicating with patients and introducing students to the importance of history taking

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    Background: Radiographers can have a marked impact on the way patients deal with their illness because they are often one of the first health professionals that patients see. Therefore, it is essential that radiographers have effective communication skills and are able to provide patients with the information they require. The purpose of this study was to test whether the introduction of additional education on communication and history taking improved students' communication skills. Methods: A short program on communication skills and history taking was introduced to third year undergraduate students prior to a clinical placements period. Three workshops were run; the third included a role play exercise using professional actors as simulated patients. Students completed questionnaires at baseline, following the three workshops and after their subsequent clinical placement. Descriptive statistics were calculated and logistic regression Generalized Estimating Equations models were fitted to test for differences over time in students' confidence levels. Results: Twenty-seven out of 36 students completed the baseline and final surveys. Students indicated they were highly satisfied with the workshops provided. Statistically significant differences were observed for seven items relating to student's confidence levels in communicating with patients after they had participated in the workshops and their subsequent clinical placement. Conclusion: The use of communication skills workshops involving actor/patients is an effective method of assisting students to develop their communication and history taking skills. This program has now been implemented into the mentioned undergraduate course and it is recommended that radiography students at other institutions be provided with the opportunity to develop their communication and history taking skills.

  12. Urolithiasis in HIV-positive patients treated with atazanavir.

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    Couzigou, Carine; Daudon, Michel; Meynard, Jean Luc; Borsa-Lebas, Françoise; Higueret, Denise; Escaut, Lélia; Zucman, David; Liotier, Jean-Yves; Quencez, Jean-Louis; Asselah, Karine; May, Thierry; Neau, Didier; Vittecoq, Daniel

    2007-10-15

    Among protease inhibitors, atazanavir has not been associated with urolithiasis in clinical studies. We describe 11 cases of atazanavir-associated urolithiasis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Patients with low water intake, high urinary pH, and a prior history of urinary stones may have a higher risk of atazanavir-associated urine crystallization. PMID:17879904

  13. Effect of Family History on Outcomes in Patients Treated With Definitive Brachytherapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

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    Purpose: To determine the impact familial prostate cancer has on prognosis in men treated with brachytherapy for clinically localized prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: A total of 1,738 consecutive patients with prostate cancer (cT1-3, N0/X, M0) received low-dose-rate brachytherapy alone or in combination with external beam radiation therapy or hormone ablation from 1992 to 2005. The primary end-point was freedom from biochemical failure (FFBF) using the Phoenix definition. Minimum follow-up was 2 years and the median follow-up was 60 months (range, 24-197 months). Results: A total of 187 of 1,738 men (11%) had a family history of prostate cancer in a first-degree relative. For the low-risk patients, both groups had similar actuarial 5-year FFBF (97.2% vs. 95.5%, p = 0.516). For intermediate-risk patients, there was a trend toward improved biochemical control in men positive for family history (5-yr FFBF 100% vs. 93.6%, p = 0.076). For the high-risk patients, men with a positive family history had similar 5-year FFBF (92.8% vs. 85.2%, p = 0.124). On multivariate analysis, family history was not significant; use of hormones, high biologic effective dose, initial prostate-specific antigen value, and Gleason score were the significant variables predicting biochemical control. Conclusions: This is the first study to examine the relationship of familial prostate cancer and outcomed in men treated with brachytherapy alone or in combination therapy. Men with a positive family history have clinicopathologic characteristics and biochemical outcomes similar to those with sporadic disease

  14. Patrón de ingesta en un grupo de pacientes con síndrome de intestino irritable: relación de la ingesta de fibra con los síntomas / Dietary intake of a group of patients with irritable bowel syndrome: relation between dietary fiber and symptoms

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    R., Aller; D. A. de, Luis; O., Izaola; F., La Calle; L. del, Olmo; L., Fernández; T., Arranz; J. M., González Hernández.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: El objetivo de nuestro estudio fue evaluar la ingesta de un grupo de pacientes con síndrome de intestino irritable y compararla con las ingestas internacionales recomendadas. Pacientes y métodos: Se incluyeron un total de 53 pacientes con síndrome de intestino irritable seleccionados con [...] un muestreo no probabilístico consecutivo. Los pacientes habían sido diagnosticados de síndrome de intestino irritable (SII) siguiendo los Criterios de Roma II. A todos los pacientes se les determinó el peso, talla, índice de masa corporal, encuesta dietética de 3 días y un test de evaluación de síntomas. Resultados: Los 53 pacientes pesentaban una edad media de 45,67+13,6 años y una distribución por sexo de (22 varones/31 mujeres). La ingesta calórica total fue adecuada en valores absolutos y al corregir por peso del paciente. La distribución de calorías fue un 41,5% en forma de carbohidratos, un 19,8 en proteinas y un 38,7% en lípidos, estos datos muestran un claro exceso en el consumo de grasas y defecto en el consumo de hidratos de carbono. Existió una baja ingesta de vitaminas A y D. La ingesta de vitamina B12, vitamina C y niacina fue superior que las recomendaciones internacionales. Con respecto a los minerales, existió un claro déficit de la ingesta de calcio, magnesio, yodo y zinc. Al realizar el análisis en fibra soluble e insoluble, la primera fue inferior (fibra soluble 1,46 ± 0,74 g/día) (19%), la fibra insoluble representó 6,21 ± 2,67 g/día (71%). La ingesta corregida de fibra por calorías fue baja 4,5 ± 1,2 por cada 1.000 calorías. En el análisis de correlación sólo se correlacionó la fibra insoluble (r=-0,46; p Abstract in english Objectives: The aim of our study was to evaluate the oral dietary intake of a group of patients with irritable bowel syndrome and to compate with international recommendations. Patients and methods: A total of 53 patients with irritable bowel syndrome was enrolled in a non-propabilistic sample. Pati [...] ens were diagnose with Roma II criteria. In all patients were determined, weight, height, body mass index, dietary intake of 3 days and a symptoms scoring system. Results: The average age of 53 patients was 45.67±13.6 years with a distribution of sex (22 males/31 females). Caloric intakes was righ in absolut terms and corrected by weight. Distribution of calories was 41.5% of carbohidrates, a 19.8% of proteins, and a 38.7% of lipids, showing a high intake of lipids and low of carbohidrates. A low intake of vitamin A and D was detected. High intake of vitamin B12, vitamin C and niacine was observed. A low intake of calcium, magnesium, yodo and zinc was detected. Intake of soluble fiber was lower than insoluble fiber (1.46±0.74 g/day) (19%) vs 6.21±2.67 g/day (71%). Intake of fiber corrected by calories was low 4.5±1.2 g/1000 calories. In correlation analysis, insoluble fiber (r=0.46; p

  15. Correlation of nutritional status and food intake in hemodialysis patients Correlação entre estado nutricional e ingestão alimentar em pacientes de hemodiálise

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    Alvaro A. C. Morais

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Patients in end-stage renal disease often suffer from poor appetite, various comorbidities, and dietary restrictions. Despite regular hemodialysis, nutritional imbalances are frequently reported. Aiming to correlate nutritional status with food ingestion, a prospective study was done in an outpatient group. METHODS: Stable patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis for at least 3 months (n = 44 were investigated by dietary recall and standard anthropometric, biochemical, and bioimpedance determinations, including subjective and objective global assessment. The mean age of the group was 47.0 ± 16.9 years, and 63.6% were men. Body mass index was 22.2 ± 3.9 kg/m² (mean ± SD, calorie intake was 1471 ± 601 kcal/day (20.7 ± 6.7 kcal/kg/day, and protein ingestion was 74.3 ± 16.6 g protein/day (1.2 g/kg/day. Dietary and clinical findings were correlated with nutritional indices by linear regression analysis. RESULTS: Malnutrition estimated by subjective global assessment was very common (>90%, despite the fact that body mass index and serum albumin were within an acceptable range in the majority of the population. Objective global assessment yelded roughly comparable numerical findings, with 6.8% being well nourished, 61.4% at nutritional risk or lightly undernourished, 29.6% moderately malnourished, and 2.3% severely malnourished. Total calorie intake was devoid of associations, but protein, carbohydrate, and lipid input positively correlated with triceps skinfold (P=.02. Lipid ingestion was the only marker directly associated with arm circumference, and it correlated with body mass index, as well as with total body fat (bioimpedance analysis (P OBJETIVOS: Pacientes em fase final de enfermidade renal frequentemente sofrem de falta de apetite, várias comorbidades e restrições dietéticas, e a despeito de hemodiálise regular, desequilíbrios nutricionais são frequentemente relatados. Com o propósito de correlacionar estado nutricional com ingestão alimentar, um estudo prospectivo foi realizado com pacientes ambulatoriais. MÉTODOS: Doentes estáveis sibmetidos a hemodiálise crônica por no mínimo 3 meses (n= 44 foram investigados mediante recordatório alimentar e determinações convencionais antropométricas, bioquímicas e de bioimpedância , incluindo-se avaliação global subjetiva e também objetiva. A idade do grupo era de 47.0 ± 16.9 anos com 63.6% de homens. O índice de massa corporal situava-se em 22.2 ± 3.9 kg/m2, a ingestão calórica foi de 1471 ± 601 kcal/dia (20.7 ± 6.7 kcal/kg/dia e o consumo proteico atingiu 74.3 ± 16.6 g proteina/dia (1.2 g/kg/dia . As variáveis dietéticas e clínicas foram correlacionadas com os índices nutricionais através da análise de regressão linear. RESULTADOS: A desnutrição estimada pela avalia;áo global subjetiva foi muito comum (>90%, apesar de que o índice de massa corporal e a taxa de albumina estavam aceitáveis na maioria da população. A avaliação objetiva global evidenciou resultados numericamente parecidos, com 6,8% bem nutridos, 61,4% com risco nutricional ou desnutrição leve, 29,6% no patamar moderado e 2,3% exibindo desnutrição grave. O ganho calórico total não apresentou associações, todavia ingressos de proteina, carboidratos e lípides se correlacionaram positivamente com a prega cutânea do tríceps (P=0.02. Apenas a ingestão lipídica associou-se diretamente com a circunferência do braço, demonstrando ainda correlação com o índice de massa corporal bem como com a gordura corpórea total (bioimpedância (P<0.001. CONCLUSÕES: 1 0s teores de proteinas, lípides e carboidratos na dieta exibiram um certo número de correlações com variáveis antropométricas e de bioimpedância; 2 A ingestão lipídica foi o melhor índice nesta experiência, ultrapassando a proteina ou o ganho energético total; 3 Em que pesem algumas limitações, o recordatório alimentar foi útil na avaliação destes pacientes de hemodiálise.

  16. Correlation of nutritional status and food intake in hemodialysis patients / Correlação entre estado nutricional e ingestão alimentar em pacientes de hemodiálise

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    Alvaro A. C., Morais; Maria A. T., Silva; Joel, Faintuch; Erica J., Vidigal; Rozilene A., Costa; Daniele C., Lyrio; Celia R., Trindade; Karoline K., Pitanga.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Pacientes em fase final de enfermidade renal frequentemente sofrem de falta de apetite, várias comorbidades e restrições dietéticas, e a despeito de hemodiálise regular, desequilíbrios nutricionais são frequentemente relatados. Com o propósito de correlacionar estado nutricional com inges [...] tão alimentar, um estudo prospectivo foi realizado com pacientes ambulatoriais. MÉTODOS: Doentes estáveis sibmetidos a hemodiálise crônica por no mínimo 3 meses (n= 44) foram investigados mediante recordatório alimentar e determinações convencionais antropométricas, bioquímicas e de bioimpedância , incluindo-se avaliação global subjetiva e também objetiva. A idade do grupo era de 47.0 ± 16.9 anos com 63.6% de homens. O índice de massa corporal situava-se em 22.2 ± 3.9 kg/m2, a ingestão calórica foi de 1471 ± 601 kcal/dia (20.7 ± 6.7 kcal/kg/dia) e o consumo proteico atingiu 74.3 ± 16.6 g proteina/dia (1.2 g/kg/dia) . As variáveis dietéticas e clínicas foram correlacionadas com os índices nutricionais através da análise de regressão linear. RESULTADOS: A desnutrição estimada pela avalia;áo global subjetiva foi muito comum (>90%), apesar de que o índice de massa corporal e a taxa de albumina estavam aceitáveis na maioria da população. A avaliação objetiva global evidenciou resultados numericamente parecidos, com 6,8% bem nutridos, 61,4% com risco nutricional ou desnutrição leve, 29,6% no patamar moderado e 2,3% exibindo desnutrição grave. O ganho calórico total não apresentou associações, todavia ingressos de proteina, carboidratos e lípides se correlacionaram positivamente com a prega cutânea do tríceps (P=0.02). Apenas a ingestão lipídica associou-se diretamente com a circunferência do braço, demonstrando ainda correlação com o índice de massa corporal bem como com a gordura corpórea total (bioimpedância) (P Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Patients in end-stage renal disease often suffer from poor appetite, various comorbidities, and dietary restrictions. Despite regular hemodialysis, nutritional imbalances are frequently reported. Aiming to correlate nutritional status with food ingestion, a prospective study was done in [...] an outpatient group. METHODS: Stable patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis for at least 3 months (n = 44) were investigated by dietary recall and standard anthropometric, biochemical, and bioimpedance determinations, including subjective and objective global assessment. The mean age of the group was 47.0 ± 16.9 years, and 63.6% were men. Body mass index was 22.2 ± 3.9 kg/m² (mean ± SD), calorie intake was 1471 ± 601 kcal/day (20.7 ± 6.7 kcal/kg/day), and protein ingestion was 74.3 ± 16.6 g protein/day (1.2 g/kg/day). Dietary and clinical findings were correlated with nutritional indices by linear regression analysis. RESULTS: Malnutrition estimated by subjective global assessment was very common (>90%), despite the fact that body mass index and serum albumin were within an acceptable range in the majority of the population. Objective global assessment yelded roughly comparable numerical findings, with 6.8% being well nourished, 61.4% at nutritional risk or lightly undernourished, 29.6% moderately malnourished, and 2.3% severely malnourished. Total calorie intake was devoid of associations, but protein, carbohydrate, and lipid input positively correlated with triceps skinfold (P=.02). Lipid ingestion was the only marker directly associated with arm circumference, and it correlated with body mass index, as well as with total body fat (bioimpedance analysis) (P

  17. Ingestión de sodio en pacientes litiásicos y su relación con variables demográficas y nutricionales / Sodium intake in lithiasic patients and its relationship to demographic and nutritional variables

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    Raymed, Antonio Bacallao Méndez; Reinaldo, Mañalich Comas; Francisco, Gutiérrez García; Betsy, Llerena Ferrer.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: la medición de la excreción urinaria de sodio es importante en pacientes con litiasis urinaria, pues su excreción elevada predispone a hipercalciuria, el trastorno metabólico urinario más frecuente. Objetivo: determinar la ingestión (igual a excreción) de sodio e identificar su posible [...] relación con variables demográficas y nutricionales, en pacientes con litiasis urinaria. Métodos: se desarrolló un estudio analítico, transversal, de los pacientes con litiasis urinaria que se hicieron estudio metabólico renal en el Instituto de Nefrología, entre enero 2011 y diciembre 2012. Se excluyeron los pacientes con factores que modifican la excreción de sodio. Las determinaciones de creatinina fueron realizadas por el método cinético de Jaffé, con espectrofotómetro Jenway®; las mediciones del sodio urinario, con analizador electrolítico marca Roche®. La información fue procesada de forma automatizada (SPSS versión 15.0). En cada categoría de las variables fueron calculadas media y desviación estándar de la excreción de sodio (mEq/d). Las comparaciones de los promedios se realizaron mediante la prueba t o mediante ANOVA. Resultados: de 1 985 pacientes estudiados, 1 363 fueron del sexo masculino (68,7 %) y 622, del femenino (31,3 %). La excreción urinaria media de sodio fue 235,29 mEq/d, globalmente, y resultó mayor en los hombres (252,69 mEq/d), al ser comparada con la de las mujeres (197,14 mEq/d) (p= 0,00). También se encontraron diferencias al comparar la excreción de sodio entre las categorías de valoración nutricional (p= 0,00) y de excreción de creatinina (p= 0,0). Conclusiones: la excreción urinaria de sodio es elevada en pacientes urolitiásicos, mayor en los hombres y en los sujetos con sobrepeso y obesidad. Abstract in english Introduction: measurement of urinary sodium excretion is important in patients with urolithiasis, for a high level of excretion leads to hypercalciuria, the most common urinary metabolic disorder. Objective: to determine sodium intake (equal to excretion) and identify its possible relationship to de [...] mographic and nutritional variables in patients with urinary lithiasis. Methods: an analytical cross-sectional study was conducted in patientes with urinary lithiasis undergoing metabolic renal study at the Institute of Nephrology from January 2011 to December 2012. Patients with factors modifying sodium excretion were excluded. Creatinine determinations were made with Jaffé's kinetic method using a Jenway™ spectrophotometer. Urinary sodium was measured with a Roche™ electrolytic analyzer. Data was processed with the statistical software SPSS version 15.0. Variables for each category were estimated as mean and standard deviation of sodium excretion (mEq/d). Comparisons of averages were made with the t test or ANOVA. Results: of the 1 985 patients studied, 1 363 were male (68.7 %) and 622 were female (31.3 %). Global mean sodium urinary excretion was 235.29 mEq/d, greater in men (252.69 mEq/d) than in women (197.14 mEq/d) (p= 0.00). Differences were also found when sodium excretion was compared by nutritional assessment (p= 0.00) and creatinine excretion (p= 0.0). Conclusions: urinary sodium excretion is high in patients with urolithiasis. Values are higher in men, and in overweight and obese individuals.

  18. Family history of stroke in patients with transient ischemic attack in relation to hypertension and other intermediate phenotypes.

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    Flossmann, E; Rothwell, PM

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    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Family history of stroke (FHx(stroke)) is a risk factor for ischemic stroke, but there are insufficient data on the relationship with stroke subtypes and intermediate phenotypes (IPs), such as hypertension. Specifically, there are no reliable data on the associations of FHx(stroke) in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) in whom relationships with IPs are likely to be determined most reliably. METHODS: We studied FHx(stroke) and FHx of myocardial infarction (F...

  19. Successful Outcome of a Triplet Gestation in a Patient with a History of an Open Maternal-Fetal Surgery

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    Cristóbal S. Berry-Cabán; Whitecar, Paul W.; Rivers, Kathleen A.

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    Reproductive outcomes in women after pregnancy complicated by an open maternal-fetal surgery (OMFS) are limited. A review of the medical literature reveals only isolated cases of successful multiple pregnancies, and there are no prior documented cases of successful triplet gestations following OMFS. We report the delivery of a triplet gestation at 34-week gestation in a patient with a history of previous OMFS.

  20. First Episode of Psychosis in a Middle-Aged Patient with a 14-Year History of Conversion Disorder

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    Peritogiannis, Vaios; Manthopoulou, Thiresia; Mavreas, Venetsanos

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    We present a case of a middle-aged male patient with a long history of conversion disorder and histrionic personality, who presented with newly onset psychotic symptoms while being engaged to treatment with a community mental health team in a primary care setting. The symptoms could not be attributed to an organic cause. After a short course of olanzapine treatment which caused adverse effects, the symptomatology responded well to low dose amisulpride. Conversion symptoms were stable througho...

  1. Problem solving deteriorates following mood challenge in formerly depressed patients with a history of suicidal ideation.

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    Williams, JM; Barnhofer, T; CRANE, C; Beck, AT

    2005-01-01

    The authors divided 34 participants who had a history of depression into 2 groups, those having previous suicidal ideation or behavior (n=19) and those having no such symptoms (n=15), then compared the 2 groups with a group of participants who had no history of depression (n=22). Assessment of interpersonal problem-solving performance using the Means-Ends Problem-Solving (MEPS) task before and after a mood-induction procedure showed that only those formerly depressed people with a history of ...

  2. Uterine adenosarcoma in a patient with history of breast cancer and long-term tamoxifen consumption.

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    Akhavan, Ali; Akhavan Tafti, Mahmood; Aghili, Farhad; Navabii, Hossein

    2012-01-01

    Adenosarcoma is a rare tumour which usually originates from endometrium. This paper presents a 69-year-old woman with adenosarcoma of uterus and a history of breast cancer and 10 years tamoxifen therapy. PMID:23087268

  3. Uterine adenosarcoma in a patient with history of breast cancer and long-term tamoxifen consumption

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    Akhavan, Ali; Akhavan Tafti, Mahmood; Aghili, Farhad; Navabii, Hossein

    2012-01-01

    Adenosarcoma is a rare tumour which usually originates from endometrium. This paper presents a 69-year-old woman with adenosarcoma of uterus and a history of breast cancer and 10?years tamoxifen therapy. PMID:23087268

  4. History of suicide attempts among patients with depression in the GENDEP project

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    Perroud, Nader; Uher, Rudolf; Hauser, Joanna; Rietschel, Marcella; Henigsberg, Neven; Placentino, Anna; Kozel, Dejan; Maier, Wolfgang; Mors, Ole; Souery, Daniel; Dmitrzak-Weglarz, Monika; Jorgensen, Lisbeth; Kovacic, Zrnka; Giovannini, Caterina; Mendlewicz, Julien; Zobel, Astrid; Strohmaier, Jana; McGuffin, Peter; Aitchison, Katherine J; Farmer, Anne

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that a history of suicide attempts could be a correlate of severe depressive disorder and that suicide attempters (SA) could represent a particular subtype of subjects suffering from major depressive disorder. We investigated clinical and demographic characteristics associated with SA and tested the hypothesis that a history of suicide attempts predicts poor response to antidepressants. METHODS: One-hundred-and-forty-one SA and 670 non-SA subjects with major depr...

  5. Cognitive function in euthymic bipolar disorder (BP I) patients with a history of psychotic symptoms vs. schizophrenia.

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    Nenadic, Igor; Langbein, Kerstin; Dietzek, Maren; Forberg, Anne; Smesny, Stefan; Sauer, Heinrich

    2015-11-30

    Patients with bipolar disorder show cognitive deficits including executive function, which appear to be related to social functioning and outcome. However, subgroups within the spectrum as well as psychopathological features, current mood state/euthymia and disease stage might be confounding factors. We analysed data tests from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WIE), verbal fluency (COWA) and trail making tests (TMT-A and TMT-B) obtained in a selected subgroup of currently bipolar I disorder patients, who were currently euthymic and had a history of psychotic symptoms, and compared them to patients with schizophrenia (in remission) and healthy controls, all matched for age, gender, and handedness. Schizophrenia patients showed more severe cognitive impairment, including digit symbol and arithmetic tests, as well as TMT-B (compared to healthy controls), but bipolar patients had stronger impairment on the letter number sequencing test, an indicator of working memory and processing speed. There were no group effects on most verbal fluency tasks (except impairment of schizophrenia patients on one subscale of category fluency). Within the limitations of the study design, our results suggest that even in subgroups of presumably more severely impaired bipolar patients, some cognitive dimensions might achieve remission, possibly related to considerable state effects at testing. PMID:26319738

  6. Agricultural Drainage Well Intakes

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    Iowa State University GIS Support and Research Facility — Locations of surface intakes for registered agriculture drainage wells according to the database maintained by IDALS. Surface intakes were located from their...

  7. Dietary Compliance, Dietary Supplementation and Traditional Remedy Usage of Type 2 Diabetic Patients With and Without Cardiovascular Disease

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    Tan, Mun Chieng; Ng, Ooi Chuan; Wong, Teck Wee; Joseph, Anthony; Hejar, Abdul Rahman; Rushdan, Abdul Aziz

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    This analytical cross-sectional study examined the nutrient intakes, dietary compliance, dietary supplementation and traditional remedy usage in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients from selected tertiary hospitals in multi-racial Malaysia. We compared the different characteristics of T2DM patients with and without cardiovascular disease (CVD). Socio-demographic status, dietary intakes, dietary supplementation, traditional remedy use, medical history, anthropometric measurements and clini...

  8. Associações entre ingestão energética, proteica e de fósforo em pacientes portadores de doença renal crônica em tratamento hemodialítico / Associations between energy, protein, and phosphorus intakes in patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis

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    Denise Entrudo, Pinto; Laura Sulzbach, Ullmann; Mariana Marroni, Burmeister; Ivan Carlos Ferreira, Antonello; Alessandra, Pizzato.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A nutrição desempenha papel fundamental nas doenças renais. A recomendação nutricional deve ofertar uma dieta hiperproteica, adequada em energia e fósforo segundo o Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI). É necessário controlar e/ou prevenir as complicações da Doença Renal C [...] rônica (DRC), pois ela impõe desafios clínicos diretamente ligados ao estado nutricional. OBJETIVO: Investigar as associações entre a ingestão energética, proteica e de fósforo em pacientes em hemodiálise (HD). PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional envolvendo 72 pacientes em HD, em dois hospitais de Porto Alegre/RS/Brasil. Foram coletados dados referentes ao perfil antropométrico (peso, altura e índice de massa corporal - IMC) e do registro alimentar de três dias (ingestão de energia, proteína e fósforo). O teste de correlação de Spearman foi utilizado para avaliar as associações entre as variáveis do registro alimentar (p Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Nutrition plays an important role in kidney disease. The nutritional recommendation is to offer a high-protein diet, adequate in energy and phosphorus according to the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) guidelines. Control and/or prevention of the complications of chro [...] nic kidney disease (CKD) are essential, because CKD poses clinical challenges directly related to the nutritional status. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible associations between energy, protein, and phosphorus intakes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Observational study involving 72 HD patients from two hospitals in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Anthropometric data [weight, height, body mass index (IMB)] were collected and three-day food intake (daily energy, protein, and phosphorus intakes) was recorded. Spearman correlation was used to evaluate associations between food intake variables (p

  9. Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with a History of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke

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    Bach, Jan-Philipp; Riedel, Oliver; Pieper, Lars; Klotsche, Jens; Dodel, Richard; Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich

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    Background: There is a lack of the generic data comparing the influence of different diseases on health-related quality of life (HrQoL) in a representative sample of primary care patients. Methods: Patient data were collected in the DETECT (Diabetes Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation: Targets and Essential Data for Commitment of Treatment) study including 55,000 patients. Results: 3,109 patients (33.3% female) with myocardial infarction (MI), stroke or both were compared to patients with a wide r...

  10. How patients built up the practice of the lay homeopath Clemens von Bönninghausen: Quantitative and qualitative aspects of patient history

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    Full Text Available Statistics seem to give little information about individuals' fates. With the help of patient journals, the interwoven connections between quantitative and qualitative aspects of historical research work can be shown. This example focuses on the patients who, between 1829 and 1864, built up the prac [...] tice of the lay homeopath Clemens Maria Franz von Bönninghausen in Münster, Westphalia. Questions of practice, the social structure of the clientele, and the diseases Bönninghausen treated are also considered.

  11. Recent Clinical History and Cognitive Dysfunction for Attention and Executive Function among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients

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    Tate, David F.; DeLong, Allison; McCaffrey, Daniel E.; Kertesz, Kinga; Paul, Robert H.; Conley, Jared; Russell, Troy; Coop, Kathleen; Gillani, Fizza; Flanigan, Timothy; Tashima, Karen; Hogan, Joseph W.

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    This study examined the association between recent trends in CD4 and viral loads and cognitive test performance with the expectation that recent history could predict cognitive performance. Eighty-three human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with a mean CD4 count of 428 copies/ml were examined in this study (62% with undetectable plasma viral load [PVL]). We investigated the relationships between nadir CD4 cell count, 1-year trends in immunologic function/PVLs, and cognitive performance across several domains using linear regression models. Nadir CD4 cell count was predictive of current executive function (p = .004). One year clinical history for CD4 cell counts and/or PVLs were predictive of executive function, attention/working memory, and learning/memory measures (p < .05). Models that combined recent clinical history trends and nadir CD4 cell counts suggested that recent clinical trends were more important in predicting current cognitive performance for all domains except executive function. This research suggests that recent CD4 and viral load history is an important predictor of current cognitive function across several cognitive domains. If validated, clinical variables and cognitive dysfunction models may improve our understanding of the dynamic relationships between disease evolution and progression and CNS involvement. PMID:21873325

  12. Intake of dairy products and the risk of breast cancer.

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    Knekt, P.; Järvinen, R.; Seppänen, R.; Pukkala, E; Aromaa, A

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    The relationship between intake of dairy products and risk of breast cancer was studied in 4697 initially cancer-free women, aged 15 years or over. During a 25 year follow-up period after the collection of food consumption data, 88 breast cancers were diagnosed. Intakes of foods were calculated from dietary history interviews covering the habitual diet of examinees over the preceding year. There was a significant inverse gradient between milk intake and incidence of breast cancer, the age-adj...

  13. Hemophilia in the newborn without family history: Pattern of clinical presentation of three patients

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    Kuzmanovi? Miloš

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Hemophilia is the most frequently diagnosed inborn clotting factor deficiency in the newborn. In about half of the cases diagnosis is made during neonatal period. However, due to different clinical presentation comparing to older children, hemophilia in the newborn could be misdiagnosed, especially in the setting of negative family history. Case report. Clinical features of three newborns with negative family history for hemophilia are described. All three newborns were the first born children with uneventful perinatal history, and they were referred for investigation of convulsions, soft tissue tumorous mass and sepsis, respectively. Prompt diagnosis of underlying bleeding disorder and adequate substitution therapy lead to the good outcome in all three boys. Conclusion. Symptoms and signs of hemophilia in the newborn could be at time misleading and contribute to delayed treatment. High index of suspicion on inherited bleeding disorder is warranted in every neonate with intracranial bleeding.

  14. Predicting time to readmission in patients with recent histories of recurrent psychiatric hospitalization: a matched-control survival analysis.

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    Schmutte, Timothy; Dunn, Christine L; Sledge, William H

    2010-12-01

    The most robust predictor of future psychiatric hospitalization is the number of previous admissions. About half of psychiatric inpatients with histories of repeated hospitalizations are readmitted within 12 months. This study sought to determine which patient characteristics predicted time-to-readmission within 12 months after controlling for the number of previous hospitalizations in 75 adults with recent histories of recurrent admissions and 75 matched controls. Results revealed multiple clinical and demographic between-group differences at index hospitalization. However, the only predictors of shorter time-to-readmission in multivariate Cox proportional hazards were unemployment (hazards ratio = 9.26) and residential living status (hazards ratio = 2.05) after controlling for prior hospitalizations (hazard ratio = 1.24). Unemployment and residential living status were not proxies of psychosis or moderated by illness severity or comorbid substance use. Results suggest that early psychiatric readmission may be more influenced by residential and employment status than by severe mental illness. PMID:21135635

  15. Should a family history of papillary thyroid carcinoma indicate more aggressive therapy in patients with this tumor?

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    Pedro Weslley Rosario

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    Full Text Available Objective To determine whether the currently recommended therapy for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC that show no classical factors indicating a poor prognosis is also effective in cases with a family history of this tumor. Subjects and methods: Forty-two patients were studied; 10 were submitted to lobectomy and 32 to total thyroidectomy, including 23 without lymph node dissection and 9 with lymph node dissection. None of the patients received radioiodine or was maintained under TSH suppression. Results No case of recurrence was detected by imaging methods and there was no increase in thyroglobulin or antithyroglobulin antibodies during follow-up (24 to 72 months. Conclusion The treatment usually recommended for patients with PTC does not need to be modified in the presence of a family history of this tumor if no factors indicating a poor prognosis are present (tumor ?2 cm, non-aggressive histology, no extensive extrathyroid invasion or important lymph node involvement, complete tumor resection, no evidence of persistent disease after surgery.

  16. Gene expression changes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with metabolic syndrome after acute intake of phenol-rich virgin olive oil

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    Some studies have shown that acute intake of high-phenol virgin olive oil reduces pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant and pro-thrombotic states, but it remains unclear if the effects attributed to its phenolic fraction are exerted at the transcriptional level in vivo. Gene expression microarray analysis w...

  17. Comparison of Thyroid Examination, Thyroid Scanning and Sonography in Patients with Previous History of Radiotherapy of the Head for Tinea Capitis

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    Mehrabi Bahar, M.; H. Rezaei; Zakavi SR "; Z Moosavi

    2002-01-01

    Introduction: In spite of large number of studies regarding relation between thyroid cancer and childhood irradiation, contraversy still exists management of these patients. This study tries to find optimal method of thyroid evaluation in this group. Methods and patients: In a recall program using mass media in Khorasan, all patients with childhood irradiation were invited for thyroid evaluation. One hundred and eighty patients with previous history of radiation for Tinea Capitis were studied...

  18. Quality of life, dietary intake and nutritional status assessment in hospital admitted cancer patients / Calidad de vida, ingesta dietética y valoración del estado nutricional en pacientes ingresados con cáncer

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    J., Trabal; P., Leyes; M.ª T., Forga; S., Hervás.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Los objetivos de este estudio fueron valorar la calidad de vida (QoL), el estado nutricional y la ingesta dietética cuantitativa realizada en pacientes oncológicos no terminales ingresados que recibieron alimentación oral. Así mismo evaluar qué tipo de relación existe entre la calidad de [...] vida, y el estado nutricional y la ingesta actual. Ámbito: Servicio de Oncología Médica y Radioterapia del Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Sujetos: Cincuenta pacientes ingresados en el Servicio. Intervenciones: Se realizó un seguimiento de la ingesta dietética durante 3 días hábiles mediante observación directa, así como una valoración de los parámetros antropométricos y bioquímicos, un registro de datos relativos a la sintomatología, y una valoración de la calidad de vida mediante el cuestionario EORTC QLQ-C30. Resultados: Nuestros datos muestran que un 32.6% de los pacientes no alcanzaron 25 kcal/kg/día, y un 23.3% no llegaron a cubrir 1 g proteína/kg/día. Respecto a la QoL, la puntuación media para el estado de salud global y la QoL global para todos los pacientes fue 46.2. Comparado con la población general, hubo déficits importantes entre los pacientes oncológicos respecto a la funcionalidad física, de rol y social. Las diferencias más pronunciadas en la escala de síntomas fueron para la fatiga y en los ítems simples, para la pérdida de apetito y el estreñimiento. La baja ingesta de proteínas se asoció con una percepción disminuida en la función física (p=0.01), la fatiga estuvo cerca de la significación estadística (p=0.058). No se encontraron diferencias significativas respecto a la ingesta calórica y la QoL. Conclusión: Un porcentaje significativo de pacientes que recibieron alimentación oral exclusiva no cubrieron una cantidad aceptable mínima de sus requerimientos energético-proteicos. Nuestros resultados apuntan que ingestas dietéticas escasas pueden afectar la QoL por sí mismas. Abstract in english Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess the quality of life (QoL), nutritional status, and quantitative food intakes of non-terminal admitted cancer patients receiving oral feeding. As well as to evaluate what kind of relation exists between the quality of life, and the nutritional s [...] tatus and current intake Scope: Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy Service ward at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Subjects: Fifty admitted patients in the Service ward. Interventions: There was a follow-up of the dietary intake during 3 working days through direct observation, as well as an assessment of anthropometrical and biochemical parameters, a record of symptomatology related data, and a QoL assessment through the EORTC QLQC30 questionnaire. Results: Our data show that 32.6% of the patients did not reach 25 kcal/kg/day, and 23.3% did not even fulfill 1g protein/kg/day. Concerning QoL, mean score for global health status and overall QoL for all patients was 46.2. Compared to the general population, there were important deficits among cancer patients regarding physical, role and social functioning. The most pronounced differences in the symptom scales were for fatigue, and in single items for appetite loss and constipation. A low protein intake was associated to a poorer perception on physical functioning (p=0.01), and fatigue was close to significance (p=0.058). No significant differences were found regarding caloric intake and QoL. Conclusions: A significant percentage of patients who received exclusive oral feeding did not cover a minimum acceptable quantity of their protein-energy requirements. Our results point-out that poor food intakes can affect QoL by themselves.

  19. Family history of the cancer on the survival of the patients with gastrointestinal cancer in northern Iran, using frailty models

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    Rasouli Mahboobeh

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Gastrointestinal (GI tract cancer is one of the common causes of the mortality due to cancer in most developing countries such as Iran. The digestive tract is the major organ involved in the cancer. The northern part of the country, surrounded the Caspian Sea coast, is well known and the region with highest regional incidence of the GI tract cancer. In this paper our aim is to study the most common risk factors affecting the survival of the patients suffering from GI tract cancer using parametric models with frailty. Methods This research was a prospective study. Information of 484 cases with GI cancer was collected from Babol Cancer Registration Center during 1990-1991. The risk factors we studied are age, sex, family history of cancer, marital status, smoking status, occupation, race, medication status, education, residence (urban, rural, type of cancer, migration status (indigenous, non-native. The studied cases were followed up until 2006 for 15 years. Hazard ratio was used to interpret the death risk. The effect of the factors in the study on the patients survival are studied under a family of parametric models including Weibull, Exponential, Log-normal, and the Log-logistic model. The models are fitted using with and without frailty. The Akaike information criterion (AIC was considered to compare between competing models. Results Out of 484 patients in the study, 321 (66.3% were males and 163 (33.7% were females. The average age of the patient at the time of the diagnosis was 59 yr and 55 yr for the males and females respectively. Furthermore, 359 (74.2% patients suffered from esophageal, 110 (22.7% patients recognized with gastric, and 15 (3.1% patients with colon cancer. Survival rates after 1, 3, and 5 years of the diagnosis were 24%, 16%, and 15%, respectively. We found that the family history of the cancer is a significant factor on the death risk under all statistical models in the study. The comparison of AIC using the Cox and parametric models showed that the overall fitting was improved under parametric models (with and without frailty. Among parametric models, we found better performance for the log-logistic model with gamma frailty than the others. Using this model, gender and the family history of the cancer were found as significant predictors. Conclusions Results suggested that the early preventative care for patients with family history of the cancer may decrease the risk of the death in the patients with GI cancer. The gender appeared to be an important factor as well so that men experiencing lower risk of death than the women in the study. Since the proportionality assumption of the Cox model was not held (p = 0.0014, the Cox regression model was not an appropriate choice for analysing our data.

  20. Gestation in patients with high levels of anticardiolipin antibodies, a history of deep venous thrombosis and miscarriages

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim is to stress the importance of prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis in gravidas with high levels of anticardiolipin antibodies with or without a history of repetitive miscarriages. The evolutions of two gravidas who were treated in pre-natal and vascular surgery outpatients’ clinics and who suffered from deep venous thrombosis, miscarriages and high anticardiolipin antibody levels are reported. The gestations terminated at full term after prophylaxis for miscarriages was applied. The report suggests that patients with deep venous thrombosis and high anticardiolipin antibody levels may present with miscarriages and, therefore, prophylactic treatment is recommended.

  1. Use of a questionnaire to obtain an alcohol history from those attending an inner city accident and emergency department.

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    Barrett, T. G.; Vaughan Williams, C H

    1989-01-01

    A screening questionnaire designed to take an alcohol history was used on 996 patients attending the London Hospital Accident and Emergency Department. Questions concerned with 'binge' drinking detected many problem drinkers who were not identified by questions on weekly alcohol intake or 'CAGE' questions. The relative increase in detection was particularly marked in women.

  2. Mutation of ras oncogenes in leukemic patients with a history of atomic bomb exposure

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    To examine the involvement of ras oncogenes in the development of leukemia in A-bomb survivors, ras oncogene mutation was examined in 25 A-bomb survivors exposed within 3,000 m from the hypocenter in Hiroshima and 47 non-exposed patients. Twenty five A-bomb survivors consisted of 8 with chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), 4 with refractory anemia with excess of blasts (RAEB), 9 with acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), and 4 with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). For the non-exposed group, CML was seen in 25, one in RAEB, 13 in AML, and 8 in ALL. In vivo selection assay for the exposed group detected N-ras oncogenes in one each patient with CML, ALL and RAEB, and 2 AML patients; and K-ras oncogenes in one CML patient. According to subtypes of leukemia, there was no significant difference in either the incidence of ras oncogenes or mutation site between the exposed and non-exposed groups. Using the combined PCR method and synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides, patients with RAEB+AML and ALL in the exposed group were found to have a tendency for slightly decreased incidence of ras oncogene mutation. Overall, 8 patients (33%) in the exposed group had ras oncogene mutation, consisting of 2 CML, 2 RAEB, 3 AML, and one ALL patients. (N.K.)

  3. Dietary intakes, resting metabolic rates, and body composition in benign and malignant gastrointestinal disease.

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    BURKE, M; Bryson, E I; Kark, A. E.

    1980-01-01

    Dietary protein and energy intakes were assessed in 42 patients with cancer and 24 with benign conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. The relations of dietary intake to body composition was examined. Resulting metabolic rate was measured in 51 patients. No significant differences in dietary intake or metabolic rate were found between patients with cancer and those with benign disease. There were significant positive correlations between protein and energy intakes and the ratio of total bod...

  4. Ruptured Heterotopic Tubal Pregnancy for a Patient with a History of Segmental Salpingectomy from Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case Report

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    Heterotopic pregnancy refers to the simultaneous development of an intrauterine pregnancy and an extrauterine pregnancy. We experienced a case of a ruptured heterotopic pregnancy for a patient with a history of a right segmental salpingectomy from an ectopic pregnancy. The 30-year-old patient with amenorrhea for six weeks complained of lower abdominal pain with hypovolemic shock. Transabdominal ultrasonography showed diffuse hemoperitoneum with a structure similar to an ectatic tube or a deformed cyst with no echogenic double ring or peripheral hypervascularity in the right adnexa and an intrauterine gestational sac. We considered a ruptured corpus luteum cyst as an ultrasonographic finding and found a ruptured tubal mass in the right salpinx and hemoperitoneum through an emergency laparotomy. We performed a right salpingectomy, and the histopathologic report confirmed ectopic pregnancy.

  5. Ruptured Heterotopic Tubal Pregnancy for a Patient with a History of Segmental Salpingectomy from Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case Report

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    Nam, Kyung Bum; Namkung, Sook; Hong, Myung Sun; Kim, Heung Cheol; Cho, Young; Choi, Young Hee [Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Chyncheon (Korea, Republic of)

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    Heterotopic pregnancy refers to the simultaneous development of an intrauterine pregnancy and an extrauterine pregnancy. We experienced a case of a ruptured heterotopic pregnancy for a patient with a history of a right segmental salpingectomy from an ectopic pregnancy. The 30-year-old patient with amenorrhea for six weeks complained of lower abdominal pain with hypovolemic shock. Transabdominal ultrasonography showed diffuse hemoperitoneum with a structure similar to an ectatic tube or a deformed cyst with no echogenic double ring or peripheral hypervascularity in the right adnexa and an intrauterine gestational sac. We considered a ruptured corpus luteum cyst as an ultrasonographic finding and found a ruptured tubal mass in the right salpinx and hemoperitoneum through an emergency laparotomy. We performed a right salpingectomy, and the histopathologic report confirmed ectopic pregnancy.

  6. Hereditary breast cancer. Risk assessment of patients with a family history of breast cancer.

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    Warner, E.; Heisey, R. E.; Goel, V; Carroll, J C; McCready, D.R.

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    OBJECTIVES: To assist family physicians in stratifying women with a family history of breast cancer as being at low, moderate, or high risk of hereditary breast cancer (HBC). To present guidelines for managing each of these risk groups. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A MEDLINE search was conducted from January 1976 to December 1997 using key words related to breast cancer risk factors, risk assessment, prevention, and screening. Risk stratification criteria were derived empirically and assessed using r...

  7. KCNQ1 mutations in patients with a family history of lethal cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death

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    Chen, S.; L. Zhang; Bryant, RM; Vincent, GM; Flippin, M; Lee, JC; Brown, E.; F. Zimmerman; Rozich, R; Szafranski, P; Oberti, C; Sterba, R; Marangi, D; Tchou, PJ; Chung, MK

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    Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is the prototype of the cardiac ion channelopathies which cause syncope and sudden death. LQT1, due to mutations of KCNQ1 (KVLQT1), is the most common form. This study describes the genotype–phenotype characteristics in 10 families with mutations of KCNQ1, including 5 novel mutations. One hundred and two families with a history of lethal cardiac events, 55 LQTS, 9 Brugada syndrome, 18 idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF), and 20 acquired LQTS, were studied by sing...

  8. Jaw movements in patients with a history of pain: an exploratory study.

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    Bhaskaracharya, M; Memon, S M; Whittle, T; Murray, G M

    2015-01-01

    The aims were to determine whether individuals with a past history of pain exhibit (i) altered jaw movement (e.g. reduced amplitude, increased jaw movement variability) in comparison with matched asymptomatic controls, and (ii) correlations between psychological measures (e.g. catastrophising) and altered jaw movement variables. Sixteen participants with a history of trigeminal neuropathic pain (TNP) and 15 age- and gender-matched healthy controls had jaw movements recorded during open/close, free gum chewing and chewing at standardised rates. All completed the Pain Catastrophising Scale (PCS), the Pain Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ), and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS). Velocity and amplitude for open/close and chewing, as well as variability, bias and mean square error for open/close jaw movements were compared between groups. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to relate kinematic variables with psychological variables. Statistical significance: P chewing. In comparison with control, the TNP participants exhibited significantly greater variability, bias and/or mean square error during slow and/or fast opening, and significantly greater variance in velocity and/or amplitude during free and standardised chewing. There were significant negative correlations between PCS scores and velocity and/or amplitude of free and/or standardised chewing. This exploratory study suggests that individuals with a history of pain have altered patterns of jaw movements in comparison with asymptomatic control participants and that catastrophising may play a role in the manifestation of these altered jaw movements. PMID:25146890

  9. PATIENTS WITH END STAGE CANCER: LIFE HISTORY, PSYCHO-EMOTIONAL ASPECTS, RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NURSING STAFF.

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    Ivanete Ribeiro do Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Breast cancer is one of the cancers most feared by women for its high incidence and its psychological effects that affect the perception of sexuality and self-image. Objective: To identify the difficulties of nursing professionals in the treatment of patients with cancer, from the standpoint of a terminally ill patient of breast cancer. Methodology: This is a case study of a patient who is in the terminal stages of breast cancer. We carried out the survey of literature in journals indexed the databases LILACS and SciELO Open Access and English, on terminally ill cancer. Results: Feelings of loneliness and sadness were softened and smoothed by the attitude and disposition of nursing professionals. In moments of intervention needs of physical care, nursing care was provided. Conclusion: The nursing staff has always demonstrated skills in treating patients with cancer, providing quality care, humane and comprehensive, meeting all your needs biopsicoespiritual.

  10. Natural History of Brain Function, Quality of Life, and Seizure Control in Patients With Brain Tumor Who Have Undergone Surgery | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    This trial studies the natural history of brain function, quality of life, and seizure control in patients with brain tumor who have undergone surgery. Learning about brain function, quality of life, and seizure control in patients with brain tumor who have undergone surgery may help doctors learn more about the disease and find better methods of treatment and on-going care.

  11. Gene expression changes in mononuclear cells in patients with metabolic syndrome after acute intake of phenol-rich virgin olive oil

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    Lopez-Miranda Jose; Uceda Marino; Perez-Martinez Pablo; Marin Carmen; Santos-Gonzalez Monica; Jimenez Anabel; Parnell Laurence D; Fernandez Juan M; Ruano Juan; Camargo Antonio; Perez-Jimenez Francisco

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Previous studies have shown that acute intake of high-phenol virgin olive oil reduces pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant and pro-thrombotic markers compared with low phenols virgin olive oil, but it still remains unclear whether effects attributed to its phenolic fraction are exerted at transcriptional level in vivo. To achieve this goal, we aimed at identifying expression changes in genes which could be mediated by virgin olive oil phenol compounds in the human. Results Postpr...

  12. Gene expression changes in mononuclear cells from patients with metabolic syndrome after acute intake of phenol-rich virgin olive oil

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    Camargo, Antonio; Ruano, Juan; Fernandez, Juan M; PARNELL, LAURENCE D.; Jimenez, Anabel; Santos-Gonzalez, Monica; Marin, Carmen; Perez-Martinez, Pablo; Uceda, Marino; Lopez-Miranda, Jose; Perez-Jimenez, Francisco

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    Abstract Background Previous studies have shown that acute intake of high-phenol virgin olive oil reduces pro-inflammatory, pro-oxidant and pro-thrombotic markers compared with low phenols virgin olive oil, but it still remains unclear whether effects attributed to its phenolic fraction are exerted at transcriptional level in vivo. To achieve this goal, we aimed at identifying expression changes in genes which could be mediated by virgin olive oil phenol compounds in the human. Results Postpr...

  13. Dietary intake of phytoestrogens

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    Bakker MI

    2007-01-01

    The dietary intake of phytoestrogens supposedly influences a variety of diseases, both in terms of beneficial and adverse effects. This report describes current knowledge on dietary intakes of phytoestrogens in Western countries, and briefly summarizes the evidence for health effects. The predominant phytoestrogens in the Western diet are the isoflavones and the lignans. The consumer groups with the highest dietary intake of isoflavones are consumers taking dietary phytoestr...

  14. Cyclophosphamide-induced cardiomyopathy in a patient with seminoma and a history of mediastinal irradiation

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    A 17-year-old man with mediastinal seminoma was treated with chemotherapy and mediastinal irradiation therapy. Then he received high-dose chemotherapy containing cyclophosphamide (CY) followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. He suffered from CY-induced cardiomyopathy beginning six days after the administration of high-dose CY. The predictable factors associated with the onset of CY-induced cardiomyopathy are not precisely known. It is suggested that the history of mediastinal irradiation was responsible for the onset of cardiomyopathy. (author)

  15. [Sepsis-like disease in an immunocompromised patient with a travel history to Mallorca].

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    Hagenah, G C; Wündisch, T; Eckstein, E; Zimmermann, S; Holst, F; Grimm, W; Neubauer, A; Lohoff, M

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    In immunosuppressed patients, a high rate of complications due to opportunistic infection is known. We report the case of a 36 year old patient with ulcerative colitis and a septic complication with ongoing pancytopenia. Due to colonic perforation, colectomy had to be performed. Despite this intervention, the septic constellation persisted. The pancytopenia in peripheral blood counts also persisted with the necessity of repetitive transfusions. A bone marrow biopsy showed an infiltration with Leishmania bodies in macrophages. Tissue culture allowed for typing of the parasites as belonging to the L. donovani/infantum complex, DNA sequencing confirmed infection with L. infantum. This infection must have been contracted during a vacation on Mallorca about 1.5 years earlier. Administration of liposomal amphotericin B cured the patient. Surprisingly, histological examination of the resected colon reveiled the presence of an immunoblastic B-cell lymphoma. In this case, immunosuppression was a prerequisite for the manifestation of leishmaniosis. PMID:17541532

  16. Comparison of patients rehospitalized for heart failure with versus without a history of habitual alcohol consumption

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    Panikkath, Ragesh; Suvorava, Natalia; Ngo, Neena; Panikkath, Deepa; Lim, Sian Yik; Umyarova, Elvira; Meyerrose, Gary

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    Alcohol paradoxically is known to have a protective and a deleterious effect on the heart. The effect of alcoholism on the growing problem of heart failure (HF) readmissions is not known. This study addressed this issue with a population of adult patients (>20 years old) who were readmitted for HF within 30 days after a hospitalization for HF at a university hospital in West Texas for a period of 5 years. Of the 204 patients with HF who were readmitted, 130 were admitted for HF exacerbations ...

  17. [Visual evoked potentials in patients with a history of non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage].

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    Kojder, I; Starkiewicz, A; Remigolska, E; Bajko, J; Niezabitowski, K

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    The authors present the results of preliminary investigations of visual evoked potentials in patients long after intracerebral haemorrhage. In 32 studied patients prolongation was observed of the latency of waves N1 and N2 as well as P1, and this prolongation was more pronounced in the case of stimulation of the eye contralateral to the hemisphere with the lesion. This asymmetry of latency occurred with similar irregularity in case with all locations of the lacuna, with the exception of the occipital lobe. In the latter case a much greater prolongation of Ni and Pi latency on the affected side. PMID:3226477

  18. Histórico de violência intrafamiliar em pacientes psiquiátricos / Family violence history in psychiatric patients / Histórico de violencia intrafamiliar en pacientes psiquiátricos

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    Ricardo da Costa, Padovani; Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Williams.

    Full Text Available O objetivo da presente pesquisa foi caracterizar o histórico de violência intrafamiliar em pacientes psiquiátricos inseridos em tratamento de regime ambulatorial. Pretendeu-se, mais especificamente, identificar o tipo de violência vivenciada pelos usuários. Participaram do estudo 23 pacientes de amb [...] os os sexos, em tratamento ambulatorial. A coleta de dados envolveu a aplicação de um roteiro de entrevista individual, com informações sobre o histórico de internação e violência intrafamiliar e com descrição da infância, dentre outros itens. Apenas um dentre 23 participantes relatou ausência de histórico de violência intrafamiliar, 20 participantes indicaram histórico infantil de maus tratos físicos e psicológicos. Na fase adulta, dos 13 participantes que declararam viver com parceiros/parceiras no presente ou no passado, 8 participantes do sexo feminino relataram agressividade por parte do companheiro e 2 participantes do sexo masculino afirmaram ter agredido as esposas no passado. Com relação à violência sexual, 5 participantes relataram ter experienciado relação sexual forçada por parte do parceiro e um participante relatou ter abusado sexualmente da parceira. Os resultados chamam a atenção pela alta freqüência e pela gravidade de episódios de violência intrafamiliar, que evidenciam a necessidade de se replicar o estudo com amostras maiores e, na prática clínica, investigar tais questões rotineiramente, uma vez que sua esquiva pode contribuir para o processo de adoecimento psíquico. Abstract in spanish El objetivo de la presente pesquisa fue caracterizar el histórico de violencia intrafamiliar en pacientes psiquiátricos inseridos en tratamiento de régimen ambulatorial. Se pretendió, más específicamente, identificar el tipo de violencia vivida por los usuarios. Participaron del estudio 23 pacientes [...] de ambos los sexos, en tratamiento ambulatorial. La recogida de datos implicó en la aplicación de un guión de entrevista individual, con informaciones sobre el histórico de internación y violencia intrafamiliar y con descripción de la infancia, entre otros apartados. Apenas uno entre 23 participantes relató ausencia de histórico de violencia intrafamiliar. 20 participantes indicaron histórico infantil de maltratos físicos y psicológicos. En la fase adulta, de los 13 participantes que declararon vivir con compañeros/compañeras en el presente o en el pasado, 8 participantes del sexo femenino relataron agresividad por parte del compañero, y 2 participantes del sexo masculino afirmaron haber agredido las esposas en el pasado. Con relación a la violencia sexual, 5 participantes relataron haber probado relación sexual forzada por parte del compañero y un participante relató haber abusado sexualmente de la compañera. Los resultados llaman la atención por la alta frecuencia y por la gravedad de episodios de violencia intrafamiliar, que evidencian la necesidad de repetir el estudio con muestras mayores y, en la práctica clínica, investigar tales cuestiones rutinariamente, una vez que su esquiva puede aportar para el proceso de enfermedad psíquica. Abstract in english The goal of this study was to characterize the family violence history among psychiatric patients in a mental health outpatient clinic. More specifically, identification of the modality of violence experienced by the patients was intended. Twenty three psychiatric patients who attended the clinic to [...] ok part of the study. The instrument used to collect data was a semi-structured interview, with questions related to patient’s mental health and family violence history, as well as childhood description, among other topics. Only one out of 23 patients reported an absence of family violence history. Twenty participants indicated a history of physical or emotional abuse during childhood. In their adult phase, of the 13 participants who reported having lived with an intimate partner, eight female participants reported aggressive behavior by partners, and two male participants

  19. Radiology clinical synopsis: a simple solution for obtaining an adequate clinical history for the accurate reporting of imaging studies on patients in intensive care units

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    Lack of clinical history on radiology requisitions is a universal problem. We describe a simple Web-based system that readily provides radiology-relevant clinical history to the radiologist reading radiographs of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Along with the relevant history, which includes primary and secondary diagnoses, disease progression and complications, the system provides the patient's name, record number and hospital location. This information is immediately available to reporting radiologists. New clinical information is immediately entered on-line by the radiologists as they are reviewing images. After patient discharge, the data are stored and immediately available if the patient is readmitted. The system has been in routine clinical use in our hospital for nearly 2 years. (orig.)

  20. Spontaneous simultaneous bilateral malignant glaucoma of a patient with no antecedent history of medical or surgical eye diseases

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    Full Text Available Elias F Jarade,1,2 Ali Dirani,3 Elyse Jabbour,3 Joelle Antoun,3 Karim F Tomey11Beirut Eye Specialist Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon; 2Mediclinic Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 3Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, LebanonPurpose: Malignant glaucoma, or aqueous misdirection syndrome, is a condition characterized by sudden intraocular pressure (IOP elevation, and it is usually unilateral and induced by ocular surgical intervention or by medical therapy. Here, we report a case of simultaneous bilateral malignant glaucoma in a young patient with no history of any ocular diseases.Case report: A case of a 24-year-old female with no apparent previous history of ocular medical or surgical conditions was referred to our hospital because of recent bilateral IOP elevation associated with a severe drop in vision and shallow anterior chamber with no posterior segment anomalies detected by ocular ultrasound in both eyes. Yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG laser iridotomy dropped the IOP only temporarily and the patient received topical atropine treatment with combined trabeculectomy and anterior vitrectomy.Results: In this case, the patient had a typical presentation of bilateral malignant glaucoma and her IOP dropped only temporarily following laser iridotomy to rise again shortly thereafter. Also, deepening of the anterior chamber and IOP decrease after topical atropine was very supportive of the diagnosis of malignant glaucoma. Successful management with trabeculectomy and limited vitrectomy also affirmed the diagnosis of malignant glaucoma.Conclusion: This is a very rare case of bilateral malignant glaucoma in a young adult without any prior eye conditions; only one similar case has been reported in the literature. We propose our own theory regarding this simultaneous occurrence of the pathology based on previously published studies about the presence of communication between the two eyes along the ­cerebrospinal fluid pathways.Keywords: intraocular pressure, iridotomy, malignant glaucoma, young adult

  1. Indicadores antropométricos e de ingestão alimentar como preditores da função pulmonar em pacientes com fibrose cística / Anthropometric and dietary intake indicators as predictors of pulmonary function in cystic fibrosis patients

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    Gabriele Carra, Forte; Juliane Silva, Pereira; Michele, Drehmer; Miriam Isabel Souza dos Santos, Simon.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se indicadores antropométricos e de ingestão alimentar são preditores da função pulmonar em pacientes com fibrose cística (FC). MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 69 pacientes (variação, 5,4-16,5 anos de idade) diagnosticados com FC e em acompanhamento no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto [...] Alegre, em Porto Alegre (RS). A avaliação antropométrica consistiu nas medidas do índice de massa corpórea (IMC), da circunferência muscular do braço (CMB) e da dobra cutânea tricipital (DCT). A ingestão alimentar foi avaliada pelo recordatório de ingestão habitual e comparada com recommended dietary allowances. A avaliação da função pulmonar foi realizada através da capacidade ventilatória, representada pelo VEF1. Razões de prevalência foram calculadas entre os preditores e o desfecho estudado (VEF1 Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether anthropometric and dietary intake indicators are predictors of pulmonary function in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 69 patients (age range, 5.4-16.5 years) diagnosed with CF under follow-up at the Hospital de Clínicas [...] de Porto Alegre, located in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Anthropometric assessment was based on body mass index (BMI), mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC), and triceps skinfold thickness (TST). Dietary intake was assessed by using recall data, which were compared with the recommended dietary allowances. Pulmonary function was assessed by ventilatory capacity, expressed as FEV1. Prevalence ratios for the outcome studied (FEV1

  2. Treating mood disorders in patients with a history of intestinal surgery: a systematic review.

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    Lloret-Linares, Célia; Bellivier, Frank; Heron, Kyle; Besson, Marie

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    Bariatric surgery is increasingly being performed, with the intended benefits of significant and durable weight loss. Radical surgical resection can result in short bowel syndrome (SBS), a rare and devastating condition. Psychological distress is common in these patients. Relevant articles were identified by searching Pubmed and EMBASE databases with the following keywords: 'Bariatrics'[Mesh] OR 'Short Bowel Syndrome' AND 'Antidepressive Agents' OR 'Psychotropic Drugs'[Mesh]. One in-vitro study, four clinical studies and six relevant case reports were identified. Most clinical studies on antidepressant focused on the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB); these results are somewhat conflicting for a variety of reasons including different methodologies and small sample sizes. One month after RYGB, in patients receiving serotonin or serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, antidepressant levels decrease to 50% of preoperative levels and return to baseline (or greater) by 6 months in almost all patients. Other pharmacokinetic studies have shown that, 1 year after RYGB, duloxetine and sertraline levels are significantly reduced in comparison with the control population. Paradoxically, in patients with SBS and a few years after surgery, high concentration to dose ratios have been reported for citalopram and escitalopram; this may be because of an intestinal adaptation. Surgery of the intestine is likely to modify absorption and first-pass metabolism of drugs; managing the treatment of depression and anxiety in bariatric and SBS patients therefore presents a major challenge. Close clinical follow-up, associated with therapeutic drug monitoring when available, should enable the optimization of treatment response and modulate the risk of adverse events. PMID:25768383

  3. Impacto da adequação da oferta energética sobre a mortalidade em pacientes de UTI recebendo nutrição enteral / Impact of the adequacy of energy intake on intensive care unit mortality in patients receiving enteral nutrition

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    Natália Sanchez, Oliveira; Lúcia, Caruso; Denise Pimentel, Bergamaschi; Flávia de Conti, Cartolano; Francisco Garcia, Soriano.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a relação entre adequação da oferta energética e mortalidade na unidade de terapia intensiva em pacientes sob terapia nutricional enteral exclusiva. MÉTODOS: Estudo observacional prospectivo conduzido em uma unidade de terapia intensiva em 2008 e 2009. Foram incluídos pacientes [...] >18 anos que receberam terapia nutricional enteral por >72h. A adequação da oferta de energia foi estimada pela razão administrado/prescrito. Para a investigação da relação entre variáveis preditoras (adequação da oferta energética, escore APACHE II, sexo, idade e tempo de permanência na unidade de terapia intensiva e o desfecho mortalidade na unidade de terapia intensiva, utilizou-se o modelo de regressão logística não condicional. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 63 pacientes (média 58 anos, mortalidade 27%), 47,6% dos quais receberam mais de 90% da energia prescrita (adequação média 88,2%). O balanço energético médio foi de -190 kcal/dia. Observou-se associação significativa entre ocorrência de óbito e as variáveis idade e tempo de permanência na unidade de terapia intensiva, após a retirada das variáveis adequação da oferta energética, APACHE II e sexo durante o processo de modelagem. CONCLUSÃO: A adequação da oferta energética não influenciou a taxa de mortalidade na unidade de terapia intensiva. Protocolos de infusão de nutrição enteral seguidos criteriosamente, com adequação administrado/prescrito acima de 70%, parecem ser suficientes para não interferirem na mortalidade. Dessa forma, pode-se questionar a obrigatoriedade de atingir índices próximos a 100%, considerando a elevada frequência com que ocorrem interrupções no fornecimento de dieta enteral devido a intolerância gastrointestinal e jejuns para exames e procedimentos. Pesquisas futuras poderão identificar a meta ideal de adequação da oferta energética que resulte em redução significativa de complicações, mortalidade e custos. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between adequacy of energy intake and intensive care unit mortality in patients receiving exclusive enteral nutrition therapy. METHODS: Observational and prospective study conducted during 2008 and 2009. Patients above 18 years with exclusive enteral nutrit [...] ion therapy for at least 72 hours were included. The adequacy of energy intake was estimated by the administered/prescribed ratio. Non-conditional logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between predictive variables (adequacy of energy intake, APACHE II, gender, age, and intensive care unit length of stay) and intensive care unit mortality. RESULTS: Sixty-three patients (mean 58 years, 27% mortality) were included, 47.6% of whom received more than 90% of the energy prescribed (mean adequacy 88.2%). Mean energy balance was -190 kcal/day. Significant associations between death in the intensive care unit and the variables age and intensive care unit length of stay were observed, after removing the variables adequacy of energy intake, APACHE II, gender and age during the modeling process. CONCLUSION: In our study, adequacy of energy intake did not affect intensive care unit mortality. Carefully followed enteral nutrition protocols, resulting in an administered/prescribed ratio above 70%, are apparently not sufficient to impact the mortality rates in the intensive care unit. Therefore, it may not be necessary to achieve 100% of the targeted energy, considering the high frequency of enteral feeding interruptions due to gastrointestinal intolerance and fasting for tests and procedures. Additional research is needed to identify the optimal energy intake for improved outcomes and reduced costs.

  4. Bupropion perceived as a stimulant by two patients with a previous history of cocaine misuse

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    Alessandro E. Vento

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite animal studies having shown a generalisation of the bupropion cue to cocaine, this drug has been used in cocaine abuse with mixed results. We here aimed at describing two cases which contradict current knowledge. CASE REPORTS: We describe two cases of former cocaine abusers who reported a cocaine-like sensation upon taking bupropion. Bupropion improved patients' depression without any increase in cocaine craving. One of the patients increased without doctor consultation his dose on an as needed basis. CONCLUSIONS: The issue of bupropion cue generalisation to cocaine needs further elucidation. People with past cocaine addiction need to be informed on the potential of bupropion to elicit cocaine-like cues and be invited to adhere to medical prescription, because bupropion has been associated with fatalities in some cases.

  5. Bupropion perceived as a stimulant by two patients with a previous history of cocaine misuse

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    Alessandro E., Vento; Fabrizio, Schifano; Federica, Gentili; Francesco, Pompei; John M., Corkery; Georgios D., Kotzalidis; Paolo, Girardi.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite animal studies having shown a generalisation of the bupropion cue to cocaine, this drug has been used in cocaine abuse with mixed results. We here aimed at describing two cases which contradict current knowledge. CASE REPORTS: We describe two cases of former cocaine [...] abusers who reported a cocaine-like sensation upon taking bupropion. Bupropion improved patients' depression without any increase in cocaine craving. One of the patients increased without doctor consultation his dose on an as needed basis. CONCLUSIONS: The issue of bupropion cue generalisation to cocaine needs further elucidation. People with past cocaine addiction need to be informed on the potential of bupropion to elicit cocaine-like cues and be invited to adhere to medical prescription, because bupropion has been associated with fatalities in some cases.

  6. High 15-F2t-Isoprostane Levels in Patients with a Previous History of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: The Effects of Supplementary Antioxidant Therapy

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    Freitas, Betânia de Jesus e Silva de Almendra; Lloret, Gustavo Rafaini; Visacri, Marília Berlofa; Tuan, Bruna Taliani; Amaral, Lais Sampaio; Baldini, Daniele; de Sousa, Vanessa Marcílio; de Castro, Laís Lima; Aguiar, Jordana Rayane Sousa; Pincinato, Eder de Carvalho; Mazzola, Priscila Gava; Moriel, Patricia

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    Background. Phase I of this study was aimed at comparing the profiles of oxidative stress biomarkers in patients with history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), previously treated with surgery, to the healthy subjects. Phase II aimed to evaluate the effects of supplementary antioxidant therapy on the levels of biomarkers in the case group. Materials and Methods. In Phase I, oxidative stress biomarkers were measured in blood samples obtained from 24 healthy subjects and 60 patients with history of NMSC previously treated with surgery. In Phase II, the 60 patients with history of NMSC were randomized into two subgroups, one receiving placebo (n = 34) and the other (n = 26) receiving vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc supplementation for 8 weeks, followed by reevaluation of biomarkers. Results. In Phase I, patients with history of NMSC showed increased plasma concentrations of all biomarkers, but only 15-F2t-isoprostane was significantly higher than in the healthy subjects. Risk of NMSC increased by 4% for each additional 1?pg/mL increase in 15-F2t-isoprostane. In Phase II, supplementation did not significantly reduce levels of oxidative stress biomarkers. Conclusion. Patients with history of NMSC had significantly high 15-F2t-isoprostane plasma levels; supplementation did not result in significant reduction of oxidative stress biomarkers. This trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (ID NCT02248584). PMID:26509174

  7. Differences in trauma history and psychopathology between PTSD patients with and without co-occurring dissociative disorders

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    Full Text Available Background: The interplay between different types of potentially traumatizing events, posttraumatic symptoms, and the pathogenesis of PTSD or major dissociative disorders (DD has been extensively studied during the last decade. However, the phenomenology and nosological classification of posttraumatic disorders is currently under debate. The current study was conducted to investigate differences between PTSD patients with and without co-occurring major DD with regard to general psychopathology, trauma history, and trauma-specific symptoms. Methods: Twenty-four inpatients were administered the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-IV (CAPS and the Mini-Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (MINI-SKID-D to assess DD and PTSD. Additionally, participants completed questionnaires to assess general psychopathology and health status. Results: Symptom profiles and axis I comorbidity were similar in all patients. Traumatic experiences did not differ between the two groups, with both reporting high levels of childhood trauma. Only trauma-specific avoidance behavior and dissociative symptoms differed between groups. Conclusion: Results support the view that PTSD and DD are affiliated disorders that could be classified within the same diagnostic category. Our results accord with a typological model of dissociation in which profound forms of dissociation are specific to DD and are accompanied with higher levels of trauma-specific avoidance in DD patients.

  8. Ultrasound diagnosis for retrojugular lymphadenopathy in the patient having a history of total thyroidectomy due to thyroid malignancy

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    Nam, Seung Min; Kim, Dong Wook [Busan Paik Hospital/Inje Univ. College of Medicine, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

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    This study aimed to assess the accuracy of ultrasound (US) diagnosis for retrojugular lymphadenopathy in patients who had undergone total thyroidectomy, due to thyroid malignancy. During a follow up period after total thyroidectomy, due to known thyroid malignancy, 41 patients underwent US diagnosis and US guided fine needle aspiration for retrojugular lymphadenopathy. Each lymphadenopathy was prospectively classified by a single radiologist into 1 of 3 diagnostic categories: 'benign', 'indeterminate for malignancy', and 'malignant'. Based on the cytohistopathology result, thyroglobulin tittering, and sonographic follow up, the adequacy of US diagnosis for retrojugular lymphadenopathy was assessed. Of the 41 retrojugular lymphadenopathies, malignant (n = 25) and benign (n = 16) lymphadenopathy were finally confirmed. Excluding 15 lymph nodes with indeterminate US diagnosis, the sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, accuracy, and false positive and negative rates of US diagnosis were 100%, 66.7%, 95.8%, 100%, 96.2%, 0%, and 10%, respectively. There was no significant difference in the incidence of retrojugular lymphadenopathy, according to age, sex, and location (p > 0.05). In the patient with a history of total thyroidectomy, due to thyroid malignancy, US diagnosis for retrojugular lymphadenopathy showed a high accuracy.

  9. Intrahepatic portal vein sclerosis in patients without a history of liver disease. An autopsy study.

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    Wanless, I. R.; Bernier, V; Seger, M

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    Portal fibrosis with portal venous obliteration is characteristic of noncirrhotic portal hypertension, but similar lesions are also commonly seen in patients without clinical evidence of liver disease. Thus, the ability to predict the presence of portal hypertension with histologic criteria will probably depend on a quantitative assessment of liver tissue. The purpose of this study is to provide a quantitative basis in a "normal" population for evaluation of portal vein obliteration. We revie...

  10. Application of Plasma Exchange in Patients with History of Unexplained Recurrent Abortion: A Case Series

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    Background: Immune-mediated recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) has received more attentionthan any other single etiologic classification. Individuals with rare blood group P have an antipp1pkantibody in their serum, which causes recurrent abortion in the early stages.Materials and Methods: In this case series study, 11 patients with unexplained RPL whohad anti-P antibody in their serum were treated by plasma exchange during their nextpregnancies. To evaluate the efficacy of the treatment, we moni...

  11. Uncommon case of brain metastasis in a patient with a history of heavy smoking

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    Primary sarcomas of the aorta are extremely uncommon. Depending on histomorphology and immunohistochemical pattern, intimal sarcomas can show angiosarcomatous differentiation. Here, we describe the case of a 60-year-old woman with a primary intimal sarcoma of the aortic arch and signs of cerebral metastatic disease as the initial manifestation. After the patient experienced the onset of severe headaches, ataxia, and left-sided weakness, magnetic resonance imaging showed several brain lesions....

  12. Usual Intake of Poultry

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    Usual Intake of Poultry Table A26. Poultry: Means, percentiles and standard errors of usual intake, 2007-2010 Age (Years) N1 oz equivalents3 Mean (SE)2 5% (SE) 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE) Males 1-3 774 0.9 (0.03) 0.3 (0.05) 0.4

  13. Intake of Dairy Products in Relation to Periodontitis in Older Danish Adults

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    Heitmann, Berit L.; Boucher, Barbara J; Kirsten Avlund; Poul Holm-Pedersen; Christensen, Lisa B.; Adegboye, Amanda R. A.

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    This cross-sectional study investigates whether calcium intakes from dairy and non-dairy sources, and absolute intakes of various dairy products, are associated with periodontitis. The calcium intake (mg/day) of 135 older Danish adults was estimated by a diet history interview and divided into dairy and non-dairy calcium. Dairy food intake (g/day) was classified into four groups: milk, cheese, fermented foods and other foods. Periodontitis was defined as the number of teeth with attachment lo...

  14. Prevalence of benign and malignant thyroid nodules in patients with previous history of radiotherapy for Tinea capitis in childhood (in khorosan province)

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    Increased prevalence of thyroid cancer was noted in patients with previous history of radiotherapy of the head and neck region in childhood. According to previous research, radiotherapy for Ti nia capitis was using up to 30 years ago in Khorasan Province. This study tries to evaluate prevalence of benign and malignant thyroid nodules and detect and treat these patients earlier to prevent more complications and increased cost. Methods and patients: Using mass media, we recalled all patients with history of radiotherapy for Tinea capitis in childhood. A questionnaire was filled for each patient and thyroid examination, thyroid scan and thyroid sonography were performed. Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) was done if a thyroid nodule larger than 1 cm was palpable. Serum TSH was measured in all patients. Also thyroid surgery was recommended for all patients with thyroid nodules more than 1 cm. A control group was defined from a group of patients who referred for non thyroidal sonography to radiology department of Ghaem hospital. These patients also were evaluated by clinical examination and thyroid sonography. Results: We studied 180 patients with mean age of 47.7 years and 127 age and sex m etched controls. Thyroid nodules was palpated in 45.5% of patients and 7% of controls (P0.01). The mean largest diameter of nodules were 24.8 mm in patients and 10.8 mm in control group (P<0.001). 75% of patients were agreed with FNAB and 5% of them had suspicious cytology results. No suspicious or malignant results was noted in control group. Twenty seven patients (33.7%) were operated. Pathological results were benign in 89.9% and malignant in 1% of patients. His study showed that thyroid nodules and thyroid neo plasma were significantly more larger in the patients group. Thyroid neoplasm were more frequent in younger patients with latent thyroid (from radiotherapy) of less than 40 years, so aggressive evaluation is recommended in these group

  15. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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  16. Novel de novo BRCA2 mutation in a patient with a family history of breast cancer

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background BRCA2 germ-line mutations predispose to breast and ovarian cancer. Mutations are widespread and unclassified splice variants are frequently encountered. We describe the parental origin and functional characterization of a novel de novo BRCA2 splice site mutation found in a patient exhibiting a ductal carcinoma at the age of 40. Methods Variations were identified by denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (dHPLC and sequencing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The effect of the mutation on splicing was examined by exon trapping in COS-7 cells and by RT-PCR on RNA isolated from whole blood. The paternity was determined by single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP microarray analysis. Parental origin of the de novo mutation was determined by establishing mutation-SNP haplotypes by variant specific PCR, while de novo and mosaic status was investigated by sequencing of DNA from leucocytes and carcinoma tissue. Results A novel BRCA2 variant in the splice donor site of exon 21 (nucleotide 8982+1 G?A/c.8754+1 G?A was identified. Exon trapping showed that the mutation activates a cryptic splice site 46 base pairs 3' of exon 21, resulting in the inclusion of a premature stop codon and synthesis of a truncated BRCA2 protein. The aberrant splicing was verified by RT-PCR analysis on RNA isolated from whole blood of the affected patient. The mutation was not found in any of the patient's parents or in the mother's carcinoma, showing it is a de novo mutation. Variant specific PCR indicates that the mutation arose in the male germ-line. Conclusion We conclude that the novel BRCA2 splice variant is a de novo mutation introduced in the male spermatozoa that can be classified as a disease causing mutation.

  17. The sexuality and social performance of androgen-deprived (castrated) men throughout history: implications for modern day cancer patients.

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    Aucoin, Michael William; Wassersug, Richard Joel

    2006-12-01

    Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) via either surgical or chemical castration is the standard treatment for advanced prostate cancer (PCa). In North America, it is estimated that more than 40,000 men start ADT each year. The side effects of this treatment are extensive and include gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and reduced libido. These changes strongly challenge patients' self-identity and sexuality. The historical term for a man who has been castrated is 'eunuch', now a pejorative term implying overall social and sexual impotence. In this paper, we review key historical features of eunuch social performance and sexuality from a variety of cultures in order to assess the validity of contemporary stereotypes of the androgen-deprived male. Data were taken from secondary sources on the history of Byzantium, Roman Antiquity, Early Islamic societies, the Ottoman Empire, Chinese Dynasties, and the Italian Castrati period. This cross-cultural survey shows that castrated men consistently held powerful social positions that yielded great political influence. Many eunuchs were recognized for their loyalty, managerial style, wisdom, and pedagogical skills. Furthermore, rather than being consistently asexual and celibate, they were often sexually active. In certain cultures, they were objects of sexual desire for males, or females, or both. Collectively, the historical accounts suggest that, given the right cultural setting and individual motivation, androgen deprivation may actually enhance rather than hinder both social and sexual performance. We conclude that eunuch history contradicts the presumption that androgen deprivation necessarily leads to social and sexual impotence. The capabilities and accomplishments of eunuchs in the past gives patients on ADT grounds for viewing themselves in a positive light, where they are neither socially impotent nor sexually chaste. PMID:16989928

  18. Cost-effectiveness of pioglitazone in type 2 diabetes patients with a history of macrovascular disease: a German perspective

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    Massi-Benedetti Massimo

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this study was to project health-economic outcomes relevant to the German setting for the addition of pioglitazone to existing treatment regimens in patients with type 2 diabetes, evidence of macrovascular disease and at high risk of cardiovascular events. Methods Event rates corresponding to macrovascular outcomes from the Prospective Pioglitazone Clinical Trial in Macrovascular Events (PROactive study of pioglitazone were used with a modified version of the CORE Diabetes Model to simulate outcomes over a 35-year time horizon. Direct medical costs were accounted from a healthcare payer perspective in year 2005 values. Germany specific costs were applied for patient treatment, hospitalization and management. Both costs and clinical benefits were discounted at 5.0% per annum. Results Over patient lifetimes pioglitazone treatment improved undiscounted life expectancy by 0.406 years and improved quality-adjusted life expectancy by 0.120 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs compared to placebo. Direct medical costs (treatment plus complication costs were marginally higher for pioglitazone treatment and calculation of the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER produced a value of €13,294 per QALY gained with the pioglitazone regimen versus placebo. Acceptability curve analysis showed that there was a 78.2% likelihood that pioglitazone would be considered cost-effective in Germany, using a "good value for money" threshold of €50,000 per QALY gained. Sensitivity analyses showed that the results were most sensitive to changes in the simulation time horizon. After adjustment for the potential stabilization of pancreatic ?-cell function with pioglitazone treatment, the ICER was €6,667 per QALY gained for pioglitazone versus placebo. Conclusion The findings of this modelling analysis indicated that, for patients with a history of macrovascular disease, addition of pioglitazone to existing therapy reduces the long-term cumulative incidence of diabetes-complications at a cost that would be considered to represent good value for money in the German setting.

  19. Influence of family history, irradiation and anti-cancer drug (mitomycin C) on the occurrence of multiple primary neoplasms in breast carcinoma patients

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    The influence of family history, irradiation and anti-cancer drug (Mitomycin C) on the occurrence of multiple primary neoplasms was analysed using the person-year method in 1359 Japanese breast carcinoma patients. There were 111 multiple primary neoplasms, including bilaterl breast cancer, in 109 patients; the incidence rate was 0.0072 per person-year. The incidence rate in patients with a family history of cancer was 1.29 times higher than in those without. In the bilateral breast cancer group there was about a 3 times higher frequency of family history of breast cancer. Irradiation therapy raised the occurrence of multiple primary neoplasms 1.28 fold, and Mitomycin C (40 mg) had no effect on the occurrence of neoplasms during a 10-year observation period. (author)

  20. Application of Plasma Exchange in Patients with History of Unexplained Recurrent Abortion: A Case Series

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    Azadeh Ghaheri

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    Full Text Available Background: Immune-mediated recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL has received more attentionthan any other single etiologic classification. Individuals with rare blood group P have an antipp1pkantibody in their serum, which causes recurrent abortion in the early stages.Materials and Methods: In this case series study, 11 patients with unexplained RPL whohad anti-P antibody in their serum were treated by plasma exchange during their nextpregnancies. To evaluate the efficacy of the treatment, we monitored fetal developmentusing ultrasonography and intensive prenatal care. All calculations were performed withthe SPSS version 16.Results: All patients who were treated by plasma exchange progressed to live birth. Themean gestational age at the time of termination was 37.5 ± 0.69 weeks. The mean weightof the newborns was 2729.09 ± 389.88 g. None of the newborns required exchange transfusion.Conclusion: P-incompatibility is one rare but important cause of unexplained RPL and also abasis for therapeutic intervention via early antibody removal by plasma exchange.

  1. Small intestine and ovarian metastasis in a patient with a history of cardiac fibrosacoma

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    Metastatic tumors involving the small bowel are much more common than primary neoplasms. The most common metastases to the small intestine are those arising from other intra-abdominal organs. Metastases from extra-abdominal tumors are rare but may be found in patients with adenocarcinoma of the breast and carcinoma of the lung. Cutaneous melanoma is the most common extra-abdominal source involving the small intestine, with involvement of the small intestine noted in more than half of the patients dying from malignant melanoma [1]. While intestinal metastasis from sarcoma has been described, this is an extremely rare occurrence especially from a rare malignant sarcoma of cardiac origin. The dismal prognosis of cardiac sarcomas results from extensive local invasion at presentation or distant metastasis. Metastasis to the small bowel may cause obstruction, bleeding, or incapacitates in which the diagnosis may be delayed because of rarity of the condition and mild and vague abdominal symptoms at early presentation. In this report, a 35 year old woman a known case of cardiac fibrosarcoma was admitted to the emergency ward with abdominal pain and distension, bloody diarrhea, and recurrent nausea and vomiting. Jejuna-jejunal invagination was diagnosed at laparotomy along with tumoral involvement of the left ovary. Histopathological study showed that there was a fibrosarcoma compatible with the earlier diagnosis of primary cardiac tumor. We have described some aspects of diagnosis and treatment of this rare cause of intestinal intussusception

  2. Health care utilization history, GOLD guidelines, and respiratory medication prescriptions in patients with COPD

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Joseph Seaman1,2, Anthony C Leonard3, Ralph J Panos1,21Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA; 2Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Division, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA; 3Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USABackground: The relationship between prior health care utilization and respiratory medication prescriptions in an unselected population of patients with COPD is not known.Methods: We determined the prescribed respiratory medications and respiratory and nonrespiratory health care encounters in 523 Veterans with COPD at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center between 2000 and 2005. Prescribed treatments were compared with the GOLD guidelines and each patient was classified as receiving less medications than recommended in the guidelines (G.Results: Respiratory medications were G for 14% of the patients studied. For GOLD stages 1 and 2, patients had the fewest and >G patients the most prior respiratory encounters during a 12 month period (0.31 ± 0.073 (0.21, 0.47, 0.75 ± 0.5 (0.37, 1.5, 1.1 ± 0.27 (0.74, 1.6 visits/person/year, G, respectively, mean + standard error of mean (SEM (95% confidence limits 2 degrees of freedom (df ANOVA P < 0.001 for prescription effect. For GOLD stages 3 and 4, G respectively, 2 df ANOVA P = 0.096 or for GOLD stages 3 and 4 (3.6 ± 0.25 (3.2, 4.1 and 4.0 ± 0.44 (3.3, 4.9 visits/ person/year,

  3. Relationship between flow volume curve and CT findings in non-smoking patients with long histories of bronchial asthma

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    This study was conducted to verify whether bronchial asthma (BA) alone causes pulmonary emphysema (PE), and to examine the computed tomography (CT) findings in non-smokers with BA demonstrating the flow volume curve (FV curve) characteristic of PE. Non-smoking patients with a history of BA for more than 20 years were divided into 2 groups: the dogleg pattern group (n=5), with an FV curve characteristic of PE, and the concave pattern group (n=16) with an FV curve characteristic of BA. CT scans was performed using CT values (level, 900 H.U.; width, 400 H.U.) that facilitate detection of a low attenuation area (LAA), and using conventional CT values (level, 700 H.U.; width, 1,300 H.U.). LAA (including air trapping), thickness of the bronchial wall, and partial atelectasis were compared between the 2 groups. PE was not detected, although air trapping was found in all subjects. The thickness of the airway was greater in the dogleg pattern than in the concave pattern. The incidences of air trapping and partial atelectasis were higher in the former than in the latter. BA alone may not cause PE. Some BA patients without PE show the FV curve characteristic of PE, reflecting an increase in the thickness of the airway wall and a decrease in the pulmonary ventilation probably due to the air trapping and the partial atelectasis. (author)

  4. Relationship between flow volume curve and CT findings in non-smoking patients with long histories of bronchial asthma

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    Kawamoto, Hitoshi; Kambe, Masayuki; Yamagata, Mitsunori; Nakajima, Hidekatsu [Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine; Yamane, Kousuke; Kuraoka, Toshihiko; Miyamura, Isao

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    This study was conducted to verify whether bronchial asthma (BA) alone causes pulmonary emphysema (PE), and to examine the computed tomography (CT) findings in non-smokers with BA demonstrating the flow volume curve (FV curve) characteristic of PE. Non-smoking patients with a history of BA for more than 20 years were divided into 2 groups: the dogleg pattern group (n=5), with an FV curve characteristic of PE, and the concave pattern group (n=16) with an FV curve characteristic of BA. CT scans was performed using CT values (level, 900 H.U.; width, 400 H.U.) that facilitate detection of a low attenuation area (LAA), and using conventional CT values (level, 700 H.U.; width, 1,300 H.U.). LAA (including air trapping), thickness of the bronchial wall, and partial atelectasis were compared between the 2 groups. PE was not detected, although air trapping was found in all subjects. The thickness of the airway was greater in the dogleg pattern than in the concave pattern. The incidences of air trapping and partial atelectasis were higher in the former than in the latter. BA alone may not cause PE. Some BA patients without PE show the FV curve characteristic of PE, reflecting an increase in the thickness of the airway wall and a decrease in the pulmonary ventilation probably due to the air trapping and the partial atelectasis. (author)

  5. New-onset panic, depression with suicidal thoughts, and somatic symptoms in a patient with a history of lyme disease.

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    Garakani, Amir; Mitton, Andrew G

    2015-01-01

    Lyme Disease, or Lyme Borreliosis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and spread by ticks, is mainly known to cause arthritis and neurological disorders but can also cause psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety. We present a case of a 37-year-old man with no known psychiatric history who developed panic attacks, severe depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, and neuromuscular complaints including back spasms, joint pain, myalgias, and neuropathic pain. These symptoms began 2 years after being successfully treated for a positive Lyme test after receiving a tick bite. During inpatient psychiatric hospitalization his psychiatric and physical symptoms did not improve with antidepressant and anxiolytic treatments. The patient's panic attacks resolved after he was discharged and then, months later, treated with long-term antibiotics for suspected "chronic Lyme Disease" (CLD) despite having negative Lyme titers. He however continued to have subsyndromal depressive symptoms and chronic physical symptoms such as fatigue, myalgias, and neuropathy. We discuss the controversy surrounding the diagnosis of CLD and concerns and considerations in the treatment of suspected CLD patients with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. PMID:25922779

  6. Heterotopic ossification in combat amputees from Afghanistan and Iraq wars: Five case histories and results from a small series of patients

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    Ted Melcer, PhD

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Heterotopic ossification (HO is excess bone growth in soft tissues that frequently occurs in the residual limbs of combat amputees injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, or Iraq and Afghanistan wars, respectively. HO can interfere with prosthetic use and walking and delay patient rehabilitation. This article describes symptomatic and/or radiographic evidence of HO in a patient series of combat amputees rehabilitating at a military amputee care clinic (27 patients/33 limbs. We conducted a retrospective review of patient records and physician interviews to document evidence of HO symptoms in these limbs (e.g., pain during prosthetic use, skin breakdown. Results showed HO-related symptoms in 10 of the 33 residual limbs. Radiographs were available for 25 of the 33 limbs, and a physician identified at least moderate HO in 15 of the radiographs. However, 5 of the 15 patients who showed at least moderate radiographic HO did not report adverse symptoms. Five individual patient histories described HO onset, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes. These case histories illustrated how HO location relative to pressure-sensitive/pressure-tolerant areas of the residual limb may determine whether patients experienced symptoms. These histories revealed the uncommon but novel finding of potential benefits of HO for prosthetic suspension.

  7. Isolation of pathogenic Escherichia coli from stool samples of diarrhoeal patients with history of raw milk consumption

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To detect the occurrence of pathogenic Escherichia coli from stool samples of diarrhoeal patients with history of raw milk consumption and to determine the public health significance of isolates, especially their role in causing human diseases.Materials and Methods: Atotal of 100 stool samples from diarrhoeal patients, with history of raw milk consumption were collected from primary health centres in and around Anand city, under aseptic conditions and a total of 50 raw milk samples were collected from milk vendors, retail shops located in Anand city in sterilized sample bottles. MacConkey broth was used for the enrichment of all the samples and inoculation was done on MacConkey agar and EMB agar was used as the selective media. This was followed by the confirmation of isolates using biochemical tests. For the serotyping,E. coli isolates were sent to the National Salmonella and Escherichia Centre, Central Research Institute (CRI, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.Detection of virulence genes was performed using PCR technique.Results: During the present investigation, 26 (52% E. coli isolates from 50 milk samples and 59 (59% E. coli isolates from 100 stool samples were recovered. Out of 85 E. coli isolates sent for serotyping, 74 isolates could be typed which were further distributed into 13 different serogroups O2, O4, O8, O17, O22, O25, O29, O36, O45, O60, O90, O116 and O172, whereas 8 isolates were found untypable and 3 isolates were reported rough isolates. Of the 59 E. coli isolates from stool samples of diarrhoeal patients tested, 15 isolates (25.42% were reported to be positive for stx genes, among that 6 (10.16% were positive for stx1 gene, 9 (15.25% isolates were positive for stx2 gene, while 3 isolates (5.08% were positive for eaeA gene. In this study, 21 E. coliisolates were found to be Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC while none of the isolates were positive for the serotype O157. Conclusions: Our present findings indicate that raw milk may act as a source of pathogenic E. coli and it may be responsible for the occurrence of diarrhoea and various other health-related complications in humans. We therefore recommend proper managemental practices and effective control measures for improved hygiene and sanitation.

  8. Acompanhamento nutricional de cirróticos com história pregressa de alcoolismo Nutrition follow-up o cirrhotic patients with history of alcoholism

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    Nelzir Trindade Reis

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available A desnutrição proteíco-energética é freqüente nos pacientes cirróticos e representa um sério risco no aumento das taxas de morbi-mortalidade desta população. Independente do fator etiológico sua prevalência é alta e repercute em ambos os sexos. Este estudo de casos objetivou verificar o impacto da injúria cirrose alcoólica no estado nutricional e a eficácia do tratamento dietoterápico na reversão da depleção nutricional. Foram estudados 50 pacientes (47 homens e 3 mulheres atendidos no Ambulatório de Nutrição onde foi realizada avaliação nutricional objetiva com os parâmetros antropométricos, bioquímicos, clínicos e história dietética em três momentos distintos (início, 8º e 18º mês de tratamento. Os resultados iniciais revelaram que 96% dos cirróticos apresentavam algum nível de desnutrição e, no 18º mês tiveram normalização dos parâmetros nutricionais.The protein-calorie malnutrition is very common in the cirrhotic patients and it represents a risk in the morbidity and mortality rates increase. Independently of the etiologic factor, its prevalence is high and has repercussions in both sexes. This cases study had the objective of verifying the impact of alcoholic cirrhosis in the nutritional status and the efficacy of the diet therapy in the reversion of malnutrition. Fifty patients (47 men and 3 women were studied. They were attended at the Nutrition Ambulatory, where an objective nutritional assessment was carried out wish anthropometric, biochemical and clinical parameters and dietetic history in three distinct moments (beginning, 8th and 18th month of treatment. The first results revealed that 96% of the cirrhotic patients presented some level of malnutrition and in the 18th month the nutritional parameters were normalized.

  9. Cooling water intakes utilizing Ranney Collectors or Ranney Intakes

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    Minimization of the loss of aquatic biota is a major factor in the location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures. In a comprehensive report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1976) has reviewed the present methods and technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact of cooling water intakes. Two types of intakes, described in the report and classified as non-conventional intakes, are discussed in this paper: the Ranney Collector, which is a subsurface intake utilizing natural sand and gravel deposits to transmit water from a surface source, and the Ranney Surface Water Intake, which is a submerged, horizontal perforated-pipe intake

  10. Avaliação nutricional e consumo alimentar de pacientes com doença celíaca com e sem transgressão alimentar / Nutritional evaluation and food intake of celiac disease patients compliant or not with a gluten-free diet

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    Cristiana Santos, Andreoli; Ana Paula Bidutte, Cortez; Vera Lucia, Sdepanian; Mauro Batista de, Morais.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o estado nutricional e a ingestão de energia e de macronutrientes de pacientes com diagnóstico de doença celíaca que transgrediam ou não a dieta isenta de glúten. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 63 pacientes com doença celíaca: 34 crianças e 29 adolescentes. Transgressão à dieta isenta de [...] glúten foi caracterizada por meio da dosagem sérica do anticorpo antitransglutaminase tissular recombiante humana. O estado nutricional foi avaliado com base nos escores-Z de peso/idade, estatura/idade e no índice de massa corporal. A ingestão alimentar foi avaliada por meio do inquérito alimentar de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: A transgressão à dieta sem glúten foi constatada em 41,2% das crianças e em 34,5% dos adolescentes. Nas crianças com transgressão alimentar, a média do escore-Z de estatura/idade foi inferior à das crianças do grupo que não transgredia (p=0,024). Todavia, o grupo com transgressão apresentou maior escore-Z do índice de massa corporal em relação aos que não transgrediam (p=0,021). Os adolescentes que não transgrediam apresentaram maior índice de massa corporal quando comparados aos que transgrediam a dieta (p=0,037). Em relação à ingestão alimentar, não se observou diferença estatística entre os grupos. Todavia, cerca de 70,0% das crianças e adolescentes apresentaram consumo de energia acima de 120,0% da recomendação. CONCLUSÃO: As crianças que transgrediam a dieta apresentaram menor escore-Z de estatura/idade e maior escore-Z para índice de massa corporal do que crianças que seguem sem transgressões alimentares. Os adolescentes que não transgrediam a dieta apresentaram maior média de índice de massa corporal quando comparados aos que transgrediam a dieta. Consumo energético elevado foi observado tanto nas crianças quanto nos adolescentes. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the nutritional status and intakes of energy and macronutrients of celiac disease patients compliant or not with a gluten-free diet. METHODS: We studied 63 patients with celiac disease, 34 children and 29 adolescents. Noncompliance with a gluten-free diet was characte [...] rized by detection of antibodies to tissue transglutaminase in serum by recombinant human tissue transglutaminase antigen. Nutritional status was classified according to the weight-for-age, height-for-age, and body mass index Z-scores. Dietary intake was assessed by a 24-hour recall. RESULTS: The percentages of children and adolescents noncompliant with a gluten-free diet were 41.2% and 34.5%, respectively. Noncompliant children had a lower mean height-for-age Z-score than compliant children (p=0.024). However, noncompliant children had higher mean body mass index Z-score than compliant children (p=0.021). On the other hand, compliant adolescents had higher BMI than noncompliant adolescents (p=0.037). The food intake between the groups did not differ, but the energy intakes of 70.0% of the children and adolescents exceeded 120.0% of their requirements. CONCLUSION: Children who do not comply with a gluten-free diet have lower height-for-age Z-scores and higher body mass index Z-scores than children who comply. Compliant adolescents have a higher mean body mass index than noncompliant adolescents. High energy intake was observed in both children and adolescents.

  11. Metabolic alterations as a result of Ramadan fasting in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus patients in relation to food intake.

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    Faisal A. Khatib; Yanal A. Shafagoj

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    OBJECTIVES Diabetes is known to be associated with alterations in metabolic parameters. The aim of this study is to investigate whether Ramadan fasting can affect these metabolic parameters in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. METHODS This study was conducted in the outpatient Clinic of Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan in February of 1415 Hijra year (1995 Gregorian). Forty-four NIDDM male patients volunteered for this study. Patients fasted the month ...

  12. Investigation of systemic folate status, impact of alcohol intake and levels of DNA damage in mononuclear cells of breast cancer patients

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    Hussien, M M I; McNulty, H; Armstrong, N.; Johnston, P. G.; Spence, R.A.J.; Y. Barnett

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    Folate is required for DNA synthesis, repair and methylation. Low folate status has been implicated in carcinogenesis, possibly as a result of higher rate of genetic damage. The aim of this study is to compare folate status and levels of DNA damage between breast cancer and benign breast disease control patients. Fasting blood samples from 64 histologically confirmed untreated breast cancer patients (mean age 57 years) and 30 benign breast disease control patients (mean age 51 years) were obt...

  13. Usual Intake of Meat

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    Usual Intake of Meat Table A24. Meat: Means, percentiles and standard errors of usual intake, 2007-2010 Age (Years) N1 oz equivalents3 Mean (SE)2 5% (SE) 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE) Males 1-3 774 0.5 (0.04) 0.1 (0.03) 0.2 (0.03) 0.3

  14. Intake to Production Ratio

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    Nazaroff, William; Weschler, Charles J.; Little, John C.; Hubal, Elaine A. Cohen

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Limited data are available to assess human exposure to thousands of chemicals currently in commerce. Information that relates human intake of a chemical to its production and use can help inform understanding of mechanisms and pathways that control exposure and support efforts to protect public health.OBJECTIVES: We introduce the intake-to-production ratio (IPR) as an economy-wide quantitative indicator of the extent to which chemical production results in human exposure.METHODS: The...

  15. The prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in elderly cardiology patients with mild excessive iodine intake in the urban area of São Paulo

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    Glaucia C., Duarte; Eduardo K., Tomimori; Rosalinda Y. A., Camargo; Ileana G.S., Rubio; Mauricio, Wajngarten; Amanda G., Rodrigues; Meyer, Knobel; Geraldo, Medeiros-Neto.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in elderly cardiac patients in an outpatient setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 399 consecutive patients (268 women, age range 60-92 years) who were followed at Heart Institute were evaluated for thyroid dysfunction with serum free [...] T4, TSH, anti-Peroxidase antibodies, urinary iodine excretion measurements and thyroid ultrasound. RESULTS: Hyperthyroidism (overt and subclinical) was present in 29 patients (6.5%), whereas hypothyroidism (overt and subclinical) was found in 32 individuals (8.1%). Cysts were detected in 11 patients (2.8%), single nodules were detected in 102 (25.6%), and multinodular goiters were detected in 34 (8.5%). Hashimoto's thyroiditis was present in 16.8% patients, most of whom were women (83.6%). The serum TSH increased with age and was significantly higher (p= 300 µg/L) was observed in one-third of patients (30.8%). CONCLUSIONS: Elderly patients have a higher prevalence of both hypo- and hyperthyroidism as well as thyroid nodules when compared with the general population. About one-third of the older patients had elevated urinary secretion of iodine and a higher prevalence of chronic Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It is recommended that ultrasonographic studies, tests for thyroid function and autoimmunity should be evaluated in elderly patients.

  16. Diagnostic values of chest pain history, ECG, troponin and clinical gestalt in patients with chest pain and potential acute coronary syndrome assessed in the emergency department

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    Mokhtari, Arash; Dryver, Eric; Söderholm, Martin; Ekelund, Ulf

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    In the assessment of chest pain patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the emergency department (ED), physicians rely on global diagnostic impressions (‘gestalt’). The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of the ED physician’s overall assessment of ACS likelihood, and the values of the main diagnostic modalities underlying this assessment, namely the chest pain history, the ECG and the initial troponin result. 1,151 consecutive ED chest pain patients were ...

  17. A high grade pleural based sarcoma in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and a 7-year history of anti-TNF alpha therapy

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    Full Text Available The use of anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF? therapies has increased over the past few years. Concerns have been raised about the theoretical increased risk of malignancy in patients receiving these therapies. We report a case of an extremely rare high grade pleural based sarcoma in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and a 7-year history of anti-TNF? therapy.

  18. Clinical presentation, natural history, and cumulative death rates of 230 adults with primary cryptococcal meningitis in Zambian AIDS patients treated under local conditions

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    Mwaba, P.; Mwansa, J; Chintu, C; Pobee, J.; Scarborough, M; Portsmouth, S; Zumla, A

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    SETTING—Inpatient medical wards, Department of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia.?OBJECTIVE—To define the natural history, clinical presentation, and management outcome of microbiologically confirmed cryptococcal meningitis in adult AIDS patients treated under local conditions where antifungal and antiretroviral therapies are not routinely available.?DESIGN—A descriptive, longitudinal, observational study.?METHODS—All adult patients admitted to the medical wards of the Un...

  19. Long-term nutritional assessment of patients with severe short bowel syndrome managed with home enteral nutrition and oral intake / Evaluación nutricional a largo plazo de pacientes con grave síndrome de intestino corto controlada con nutrición enteral e ingestión oral

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    V., Chaer Borges; M.ª de L., Teixeira da Silva; M.ª C., Gonçalves Dias; M.ª C., González; D., Linetzky Waitzberg.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La nutrición parenteral (NP) se emplea para controlar el estado nutricional después de resecciones intestinales extensas. Siempre que sea posible, se empleará la nutrición enteral (NE) para favorecer la rehabilitación intestinal y reducir la dependencia de la NP. Nuestro propósito fue [...] verificar si la NE + ingesta oral (IO) en el síndrome del intestino corto (SIC) grave en pacientes adultos quirúrgicos puede mantener un estado nutricional adecuado a largo plazo. Métodos: Este estudio longitudinal retrospectivo incluyó 10 pacientes seguidos durante 7 años tras la intervención quirúrgica. Se evaluaron el índice de masa corporal (IMC), el porcentaje de pérdida involuntaria del peso corporal habitual (PCH), la masa grasa libre (MGL) y la composición de la masa grasa (MG) mediante impedancia bioeléctrica, así como los datos de laboratorio a los 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 y 84 meses tras la cirugía. Se evaluaron en los mismos periodos la energía y las proteínas aportadas con la NPD y a largo plazo con la NED + ingesta oral (IO). Se utilizó un modelo estadístico de ecuaciones estimativas generalizadas con una p Abstract in english Background: Parenteral nutrition (PN) is used to control the nutritional state after severe intestinal resections. Whenever possible, enteral nutrition (EN) is used to promote intestinal rehabilitation and reduce PN dependency. Our aim is to verify whether EN + oral intake (OI) in severe short bowel [...] syndrome (SBS) surgical adult patients can maintain adequate nutritional status in the long term. Methods: This longitudinal retrospective study included 10 patients followed for 7 post-operative years. Body mass index (BMI), percentage of involuntary loss of usual body weight (UWL), free fat mass (FFM), and fat mass (FM) composition assessed by bioelectric impedance, and laboratory tests were evaluated at 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, and 84 months after surgery. Energy and protein offered in HPN and at long term by HEN+ oral intake (OI), was evaluated at the same periods. The statistical model of generalized estimating equations with p

  20. Nutritional Adequacy of Dietary Intake in Women with Anorexia Nervosa

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    Susan K. Raatz

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Understanding nutrient intake of anorexia nervosa (AN patients is essential for the treatment. Therefore, estimates of total energy and nutrient consumption were made in a group of young women (19 to 30 years with restricting and binge purge subtypes of AN participating in an ecological momentary assessment study. Participants completed three nonconsecutive 24-hour diet recalls. Mean nutrient intakes were stratified by subtype and by quartiles of energy intake and compared to the age specific Dietary Reference Intake (DRI levels, as well as to the reported intakes from the What We Eat In America (WWEIA dietary survey 2011–2012. Reported intake was determined for energy, macronutrients, and micronutrients. The mean body mass index (BMI for all participants was 17.2 ± 0.1 kg/m2. Reported nutrient intake was insufficient for participants in quartiles 1–3 of both AN subtypes when compared to the DRIs. Intake reported by participants in quartile 4 of both subgroups met requirements for most nutrients and even met or exceeded estimated energy needs. Counseling of AN patients should be directed to total food consumption to improve energy intake and to reduce individual nutritional gaps.

  1. MR stress perfusion for the detection of flow-limiting stenoses in symptomatic patients with known coronary artery disease and history of stent implantation

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    Purpose: The aim of the present study was to determine the correlation of myocardial perfusion MR imaging (MPMRI) and coronary angiography for the detection of flow-limiting stenosis in symptomatic patients with known coronary artery disease and a history of intervention. Materials and Methods: MPMRI was performed in 51 symptomatic patients (44 male, 64.7 ± 9.5 years) with known coronary artery disease and a history of stent implantation (between 5 years and 2 weeks prior to MRI). Malperfused myocardial regions were correlated with findings of coronary angiography. A stenosis of > 70 % was regarded as hemodynamically significant. Results: In MPMRI 37 patients (73 %) showed a stress induced perfusion deficit. In 35 of these patients coronary angiography revealed a stenosis of > 70 %. A total of 38 patients (75 %) showed stenoses of > 70 %. MPMRI yielded a sensitivity of 92 % with a specificity of 85 %. The positive predictive value was 95 % and negative predictive value was 79 %. The assignment of malperfused segments to coronary artery territories was carried out according to the standardized myocardial model of the American Heart Association (sensitivity/specificity was 59/85 % for RCA, 79/81 % for LAD and 54/68 % for LCX). Conclusion: MPMRI is a suitable non-invasive method for detecting flow-limiting coronary artery stenoses in patients with a history of stent implantation. (orig.)

  2. Selective deficits in semantic verbal fluency in patients with a first affective episode with psychotic symptoms and a positive history of mania.

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    Kravariti, Eugenia

    2009-05-01

    Neurocognitive dysfunction is likely to represent a trait characteristic of bipolar disorder, but the extent to which it comprises \\'core\\' deficits as opposed to those secondary to longstanding illness or intellectual decline is unclear. We investigated neuropsychological performance in an epidemiologically derived sample of patients with a first affective episode with psychotic symptoms and a positive history of mania, compared to community controls.

  3. Natural history of markers of collagen turnover in patients with early diastolic dysfunction and impact of eplerenone.

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    Mak, George J

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the impact of eplerenone on collagen turnover in preserved systolic function heart failure (HFPSF). BACKGROUND: Despite growing interest in abnormal collagen metabolism as a feature of HFPSF with diastolic dysfunction, the natural history of markers of collagen turnover and the impact of selective aldosterone antagonism on this natural history remains unknown. METHODS: We evaluated 44 patients with HFPSF, randomly assigned to control (n = 20) or eplerenone 25 mg daily (n = 24) for 6 months, increased to 50 mg daily from 6 to 12 months. Serum markers of collagen turnover and inflammation were analyzed at baseline and at 6 and 12 months and included pro-collagen type-I and -III aminoterminal peptides, matrix metalloproteinase type-2, interleukin-6 and -8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Doppler-echocardiographic assessment of diastolic filling indexes and tissue Doppler analyses were also obtained. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 80 +\\/- 7.8 years; 46% were male; 64% were receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, 34% an angiotensin-II receptor blocker, and 68% were receiving beta-blocker therapy. Pro-collagen type-III and -I aminoterminal peptides, matrix metalloproteinase type-2, interleukin-6 and -8, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha increased with time in the control group. Eplerenone treatment had no significant impact on any biomarker at 6 months but attenuated the increase in pro-collagen type-III aminoterminal peptide at 12 months (p = 0.006). Eplerenone therapy was associated with modest effects on diastolic function without any impact on clinical variables or brain natriuretic peptide. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates progressive increases in markers of collagen turnover and inflammation in HFPSF with diastolic dysfunction. Despite high background utilization of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone modulators, eplerenone therapy prevents a progressive increase in pro-collagen type-III aminoterminal peptide and may have a role in management of this disease. (The Effect of Eplerenone and Atorvastatin on Markers of Collagen Turnover in Diastolic Heart Failure; NCT00505336).

  4. Alcohol intake and prognosis of atrial fibrillation

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    Overvad, Thure Filskov; Rasmussen, Lars Hvilsted

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess alcohol intake as a risk factor for adverse events among patients with incident atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Population based cohort study and nationwide Danish registries. PATIENTS: The Danish Diet, Cancer and Health study included 57 053 participants (27 178 men and 29 875 women) aged between 50 and 64 years. The study population for this study included the 3107 participants (1999 men, 1108 women) who developed incident AF after inclusion. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A composite of thromboembolism or death. RESULTS: During a median follow-up of 4.9 years 608 deaths and 211 thromboembolic events occurred. Of those who developed AF, 690 (35%) men and 233 (21%) women had a high intake of alcohol (>20 drinks/week for men and >13 drinks/week for women). After adjustment for use of oral anticoagulation and components of the CHA2DS2-VASc score, men with an intake of >27 drinks/week had a higher risk for thromboembolism or death (hazard ratio (HR) 1.33, 95% CI1.08 to 1.63) than men with an intake of 20 drinks/week also had a higher risk (HR 1.23, 95% CI 0.78 to 1.96) than women in the low intake category. The higher risk among men was primarily driven by mortality (HR 1.51, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.89), whereas the risk found among women was driven by thromboembolism (HR 1.71, 95% CI 0.81 to 3.60). CONCLUSIONS: High alcohol intake predicts thromboembolism or death, even after adjustment for established clinical risk factors, and may help identify high risk AF patients who could be targeted for stroke and cardiovascular prevention strategies.

  5. Effect of intensive insulin therapy on first-phase insulin secretion in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients with a family history of the disease

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    Li, Qing; WANG, LUAN; Xiao, Lin; Wang, Zhongchao; Wang, Fang; Yu, Xiaolong; YAN, SHENGLI; WANG, YANGANG

    2014-01-01

    Intensive insulin treatment is known to improve ?-cell function in the majority of patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and family history (FH) is known to be an important independent risk factor for T2DM. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the difference in first-phase insulin secretion and the effect of intensive insulin therapy on the improvement of ?-cell function between T2DM patients with and without a FH of diabetes. Patients with newly diag...

  6. The effect of protein intake and resistance training on muscle mass in acutely ill old medical patients - A randomized controlled trial

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    Buhl, Sussi Friis; Andersen, Aino Leegaard; Andersen, Jens R; Andersen, Ove; Jensen, Jens-Erik B; Rasmussen, Anne Mette L; Pedersen, Mette M; Damkjær, Lars; Gilkes, Hanne; Petersen, Janne

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND & AIM: Stress metabolism is associated with accelerated loss of muscle that has large consequences for the old medical patient. The aim of this study was to investigate if an intervention combining protein and resistance training was more effective in counteracting loss of muscle than standard care. Secondary outcomes were changes in muscle strength, functional ability and body weight. METHODS: 29 acutely admitted old (>65 years) patients were randomly assigned to the intervention (n ...

  7. Nutritient intake of young children with Prader–Willi syndrome

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    Marianne Lindmark

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS is a rare genetic disorder resulting in obesity. The diets for young children with PWS must balance the importance of preventing development of obesity with the need to supply sufficient energy and essential nutrients. Objective: To investigate the nutritional intake for children with PWS 2, 3, and 4 years of age and compare it with Nordic Nutritional Recommendations (NNR and intake of healthy controls. Design: Assessments of food intake for six children 2–4 years of age were performed twice a year. At the age of 2 and 3 years data was obtained by using food recall interviews and at 4 year of age a pre-coded food-diary was used. Results: The energy intake for the 2-year-old children was 3.25 MJ/day (SD 0.85 and for the 3- and 4-year olds 3.62 MJ/day (SD 0.73 and 4.07 MJ/day (SD 0.39 MJ, respectively. These intakes are 61%, 68%, and 77% of the estimated energy requirements in NNR for healthy 2-, 3- and 4-year-old children, respectively, and 60% and 66% of the energy intakes of 2- and 4-year-old children in reference populations. The children's BMI-for-age score and length growth was within the normal range during the study period. The intake of fat was about 25 E% in all age groups and reduced when compared with reference populations. In 25% of the assessments the fat intake was 20 E% or below. The intake of iron was below recommendations in all age groups both with and without supplementation. The mean intake of vitamin D and tocopherol was below recommendations when intakes were determined excluding dietary supplementations. Conclusions: More large-scale investigations on nutritional intake are needed to further investigate dietary challenges for this patient group.

  8. Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Sternum Mimicking Bone Metastasis in a Patient with a History of Breast Cancer Evaluated by F-18-FDG PET/CT

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    A 65-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer (stage T2N0M0 treated with left breast conservative therapy 7 years previously followed by hormone therapy) underwent fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18-FDG PET/CT) for restaging due to increased serum tumour markers levels (CA15-3, 37 U/ml and CEA, 8 ng/ml). The patient presented thoracic pain before performing F-18-FDG PET/CT. PET/CT demonstrated an area of increased F-18-FDG uptake corresponding to an osteolytic lesion occupying the upper sternum suspicious for bone metastasis. No other areas of abnormal F-18-FDG uptake were detected in the rest of the body. Based on this PET/CT finding, the patient performed biopsy of the sternal lesion. Histology demonstrated the presence of a sternal plasmacytoma and the patient was addressed to radiation therapy. The role of F-18-FDG PET/CT in patients with multiple myeloma is well known, whereas only some articles evaluated the usefulness of this method in patients with solitary plasmacytomas. In particular, F-18-FDG PET/CT may be useful in demonstrating the evolution of solitary plasmacytomas in multiple myeloma. In our case F-18-FDG PET/CT was useful in detecting a solitary plasmacytoma of the sternum mimicking bone metastasis in a patient with history of breast cancer, correctly addressing to further histological evaluation

  9. Solitary Plasmacytoma of the Sternum Mimicking Bone Metastasis in a Patient with a History of Breast Cancer Evaluated by F-18-FDG PET/CT

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    Treglia, Giorgio; Luca, Giovanella [Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona (Switzerland); Barbara, Muoio; Carmelo, Caldarella [Catholic Univ., Rome (Italy)

    2014-06-15

    A 65-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer (stage T2N0M0 treated with left breast conservative therapy 7 years previously followed by hormone therapy) underwent fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18-FDG PET/CT) for restaging due to increased serum tumour markers levels (CA15-3, 37 U/ml and CEA, 8 ng/ml). The patient presented thoracic pain before performing F-18-FDG PET/CT. PET/CT demonstrated an area of increased F-18-FDG uptake corresponding to an osteolytic lesion occupying the upper sternum suspicious for bone metastasis. No other areas of abnormal F-18-FDG uptake were detected in the rest of the body. Based on this PET/CT finding, the patient performed biopsy of the sternal lesion. Histology demonstrated the presence of a sternal plasmacytoma and the patient was addressed to radiation therapy. The role of F-18-FDG PET/CT in patients with multiple myeloma is well known, whereas only some articles evaluated the usefulness of this method in patients with solitary plasmacytomas. In particular, F-18-FDG PET/CT may be useful in demonstrating the evolution of solitary plasmacytomas in multiple myeloma. In our case F-18-FDG PET/CT was useful in detecting a solitary plasmacytoma of the sternum mimicking bone metastasis in a patient with history of breast cancer, correctly addressing to further histological evaluation.

  10. Nutritional status and food intake of patients with systemic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis associated / Estado nutricional e consumo alimentar de pacientes com psoríase dos tipos sistêmica e artropática sistêmica associada

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    Marina Yazigi, Solis; Nathalia Stefani de, Melo; Maria Elisa Moschetti, Macedo; Fabiana Prata, Carneiro; Cid Yazigi, Sabbag; Antonio Hebert, Lancha Junior; Vera Silvia, Frangella.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar o estado nutricional e o consumo alimentar de indivíduos com psoríase sistêmica e artropática associada. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa exploratória e transversal, na qual avaliaram-se 34 homens, de 19 a 60 anos, atendidos em um Centro de Psoríase, separando-os em Grupo PS (com psoríase sis [...] têmica) e Grupo PAS (com sistêmica mais artropática). A avaliação nutricional deu-se pelo emprego da antropometria; bioimpedância e plestimografia de corpo inteiro. Aspectos clínicos e nutricionais foram investigados pela anamnese clínica, nutricional e recordatório de 24 horas. Empregou-se o teste General Linear Model (p 25%) e com risco alto para complicações metabólicas segundo CC e índice de obesidade, sem diferença estatística significativa entre os grupos. O consumo alimentar médio de lipídio, calorias e proteína apresentou-se acima do recomendado, sendo 58,8% para os lípides (319,17 ± 241,02 mg de colesterol e 17,42 ± 11,4 g de ácidos graxos saturados); 29,4% para as calorias e 67,6% para as proteínas. Assim, independentemente do tipo de psoríase, encontrou-se consumo excessivo de calorias, lípides, colesterol e ácidos graxos, além de maior ocorrência de excesso de peso. CONCLUSÃO: A amostra apresentou estado nutricional comprometido, aumento do risco para doenças crônicas relacionadas à obesidade, agravamento das lesões e má qualidade de vida. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To identify the nutritional status and food intake of individuals with systemic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis associated. METHODS: This is an exploratory and cross-sectional study with 34 men aged between 19 and 60 years seen at a Psoriasis Center. Participants were divided into syste [...] mic psoriasis group and arthritic-systemic psoriasis associated group. For nutritional assessment we used anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance analysis and whole-body plethysmography. Clinical and nutritional information were assessed using the clinical and nutritional history-taking, and the 24-hour dietary recall. For statistics the general linear model test (p 25%) and a high risk for metabolic complications according to the waist circumference and the obesity index, however, there were no statistically significant differences between groups. The mean food intake, total fat, calories and protein were above recommended levels, being 58.8% for lipids (319.17 ± 241.02 mg of cholesterol and 17.42 ± 11.4 g saturated fatty acids); 29.4% for calories and 67.6% for proteins. Thus, regardless of the psoriasis type, an excessive consumption of calories, lipids, fatty acids, cholesterol and a higher incidence of overweight were found. CONCLUSION: The sample showed an abnormal nutritional condition, an increased risk for chronic diseases related to obesity, worsening of the psoriatic lesions, and poor quality of life.

  11. No influence of increased intake of orange and blackcurrant juices and dietary amounts of vitamin E on paraoxonase-1 activity in patients with peripheral arterial disease

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    Dalgård, Christine; Christiansen, Lene; Jonung, Torbjörn; Mackness, Michael I; de Maat, Moniek P M; Hørder, Mogens

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is an antioxidative enzyme associated with HDL and its serum activity is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. The interindividual variation in PON1 activity is partly determined by genetic factors, such as polymorphisms in the PON1 gene, but also by dietary factors like the antioxidants. AIM OF THE STUDY: We examined the effect of antioxidant-rich orange and blackcurrant juices and vitamin E supplement on PON1 activity in patients with peripheral arter...

  12. Weight loss, dysphagia and supplement intake in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): impact on quality of life and therapeutic options

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    Körner, Sonja; Hendricks, Melanie; Kollewe, Katja; Zapf, Antonia; Dengler, Reinhard; Silani, Vincenzo; Petri, Susanne

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Background Weight loss is a frequent feature in the motor neuron disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this study we investigated possible causes of weight loss in ALS, its impact on mood/quality of life (QOL) and the benefit of high calorie nutritional/other dietary supplements and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Methods 121 ALS patients were interviewed and answered standardized questionnaires (Beck depression inventory - II, SF36 Health Survey questionnaire, r...

  13. A Short Bowel (Small Intestine = 40?cm), No Ileocecal Valve, and Colonic Inertia Patient Works Well with Oral Intake Alone without Parenteral Nutrition

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    Ming-Yi Liu; Hsiu-Chih Tang; Hui-Lan Yang; Sue-Joan Chang

    2014-01-01

    We present a 50-year-old male who suffered from ischemic bowel disease, having undergone massive resection of small intestine and ileocecal valve. He had to cope with 40?cm proximal jejunum and 70?cm distal colon remaining. In the postoperative period parenteral nutrition (PN) was used immediately for nutrition support and electrolyte imbalance correction. We gave him home PN as regular recommendation for the short bowel status after discharge from hospital. This patient has tolerated regular...

  14. Long-term urinary toxicity after 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for prostate cancer in patients with prior history of transurethral resection

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    Purpose: To report on the long-term urinary morbidity among prostate cancer patients with a prior history of a transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) treated with high-dose 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT). Methods and Materials: Between 1988 and 1997, 1100 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were treated with 3D-CRT. Of these, 120 patients (8%) were identified as having had a prior TURP and are the subjects of this analysis. The median age was 71 years (range: 49-83 years). The clinical stages of the patients were T1c: 33 (28%); T2a: 38 (32%); T2b: 15 (13%); and T3: 34 (27%). Neoadjuvant androgen ablation therapy was given to 39 (33%). The median radiation dose prescribed to the planning target volume was 75.6 Gy (range: 64.8-81 Gy). The median elapsed time from TURP to initiation of 3D-CRT was 69 months (range: 4-360 months). The median follow-up time was 51 months (range: 18-109 months). Results: Five patients of the 120 with a prior history of TURP (4%) developed a urethral stricture after 3D-CRT which was corrected with dilatation. The 5-year actuarial likelihood of ? Grade 2 late urinary toxicities was 9%. No Grade 4 urinary toxicities were observed in this group of patients. Among 110 patients who were completely continent of urine prior to 3D-CRT, 10 (9%) developed stress incontinence requiring 1 pad daily for protection or experienced occasional leakage (not requiring pad protection). The 5-year incidence of ? Grade 1 stress incontinence was 18% in patients who developed acute ? Grade 2 GU symptoms during the course of 3D-CRT compared to 7% for patients who experienced Grade 1 or no acute urinary symptoms (p = 0.05). The radiation dose (?75.6 Gy vs. <75.6 Gy), the number of prior TURP procedures, or the volume of resected tissue at the time of TURP had no significant impact on the long-term urinary morbidity outcome. A multivariate analysis demonstrated that the presence of Grade 2 acute urinary symptoms was the only predictor of ? Grade 1 stress incontinence after 3D-CRT in this group of patients. Conclusions: Despite prior TURP, the incidence of ? Grade 3 urinary toxicities is low. Nevertheless, especially among patients with a prior history of TURP who experience Grade 2 acute urinary symptoms during radiation treatment, a higher risk of stress incontinence is observed

  15. Manual Physical Therapists' Use of Biopsychosocial History Taking in the Management of Patients with Back or Neck Pain in Clinical Practice

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    Oostendorp, Rob A. B.; Elvers, Hans; Miko?ajewska, Emilia; Laekeman, Marjan; van Trijffel, Emiel; Samwel, Han; Duquet, William

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To develop and evaluate process indicators relevant to biopsychosocial history taking in patients with chronic back and neck pain. Methods. The SCEBS method, covering the Somatic, Psychological (Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior), and Social dimensions of chronic pain, was used to evaluate biopsychosocial history taking by manual physical therapists (MPTs). In Phase I, process indicators were developed while in Phase II indicators were tested in practice. Results. Literature-based recommendations were transformed into 51 process indicators. Twenty MTPs contributed 108 patient audio recordings. History taking was excellent (98.3%) for the Somatic dimension, very inadequate for Cognition (43.1%) and Behavior (38.3%), weak (27.8%) for Emotion, and low (18.2%) for the Social dimension. MTPs estimated their coverage of the Somatic dimension as excellent (100%), as adequate for Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior (60.1%), and as very inadequate for the Social dimension (39.8%). Conclusion. MTPs perform screening for musculoskeletal pain mainly through the use of somatic dimension of (chronic) pain. Psychological and social dimensions of chronic pain were inadequately covered by MPTs. Furthermore, a substantial discrepancy between actual and self-estimated use of biopsychosocial history taking was noted. We strongly recommend full implementation of the SCEBS method in educational programs in manual physical therapy. PMID:25945358

  16. Multicentric Primary Angiosarcoma of Bone Mimicking Metastasis on (18)F-FDG PET/CT in a Patient with a History of Sigmoid Colon Cancer: a Case Report.

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    Yoo, Min Young; Lee, Eun Seong; Kim, Seok-Ki; Park, Seog-Yun; Kwon, Youngmee; Yun, Tak; Kim, Tae Sung

    2015-12-01

    Primary angiosarcoma of the bone (PAB) is a rare and fatal high-grade malignant vascular bone tumor. We report a rare case of multicentric PAB mimicking bone metastasis in a 59-year-old female patient with a history of sigmoid colon cancer. This patient complained of lower back and pelvic pain and presented with multiple osteolytic bone lesions on plain radiography and pelvic computed tomography. First, bone metastasis of sigmoid colon cancer was suspected. However, on the (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan, the patient presented unusual multiple hypermetabolic osteolytic bone lesions involving contiguous bones of the lower half of the body. After bone biopsy, these lesions were confirmed to be multicentric PAB. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in a patient with multicentric primary bone angiosarcoma. PMID:26550053

  17. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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  19. Serum Malondialdehyde and Lipid Profile Levels of Young Patients "Haven’t a Family History of Hypertension": A New Study for Cases in the Civic Society

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    R . H . Jasim

    2011-01-01

    This study was designed to evaluate the effect of the oxidative stress in sera of young patients without a family history of hypertension, then find the relation of it to lipid profile. The study involved 56 young healthy (30.5 ± 4.7 years) and 23 healthy elderly volunteers (66.3 ± 3.5 years), these individuals were compared with 67 patients (28.6 ± 5.0 years), attending the Gastro Intestinal and Liver Centre at Al Sader Medical City and several specialized clinics in Najaf government. Malond...

  20. Changes in bone biomarker concentrations and musculoskeletal symptoms among breast cancer patients initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy and women without a history of cancer

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    GALLICCHIO, Lisa; MacDonald, Ryan; Wood, Bethany; Rushovich, Errol; Fedarko, Neal S.; Helzlsouer, Kathy J.

    2012-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to examine 1) changes in bone formation (osteocalcin) and bone resorption [cross-linked N-telopeptides of bone type I collagen (NTXs)] markers, as well as calcium, phosphorus, and intact parathyroid hormone, over the first 6-months of aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy among a cohort of breast cancer patients compared to a group of unexposed women without a history of cancer; and, 2) whether bone marker changes were associated with musculoskeletal pain. Eligibl...

  1. Assessment of regional lung ventilation by electrical impedance tomography in a patient with unilateral bronchial stenosis and a history of tuberculosis*

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    Marinho, Liégina Silveira; de Sousa, Nathalia Parente; Barros, Carlos Augusto Barbosa da Silveira; Matias, Marcelo Silveira; Monteiro, Luana Torres; Beraldo, Marcelo do Amaral; Costa, Eduardo Leite Vieira; Amato, Marcelo Britto Passos; Holanda, Marcelo Alcantara

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    Bronchial stenosis can impair regional lung ventilation by causing abnormal, asymmetric airflow limitation. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an imaging technique that allows the assessment of regional lung ventilation and therefore complements the functional assessment of the lungs. We report the case of a patient with left unilateral bronchial stenosis and a history of tuberculosis, in whom regional lung ventilation was assessed by EIT. The EIT results were compared wi...

  2. The Contribution of Proprioceptive Information to Postural Control in Elderly and Patients with Parkinson’s Disease with a History of Falls

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    Bekkers, Esther M. J.; Dockx, Kim; Heremans, Elke; Vercruysse, Sarah; Verschueren, Sabine M. P.; Mirelman, Anat; Nieuwboer, Alice

    2014-01-01

    Proprioceptive deficits negatively affect postural control but their precise contribution to postural instability in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is unclear. We investigated if proprioceptive manipulations differentially affect balance, measured by force plates, during quiet standing in 13 PD patients and 13 age-matched controls with a history of falls. Perceived limits of stability (LoS) were derived from the differences between maximal center of pressure (CoP) displacement in anterior–posterior...

  3. The effect of protein intake and resistance training on muscle mass in acutely ill old medical patients : A randomized controlled trial

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    Buhl, Sussi F; Andersen, Aino L

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND & AIM: Stress metabolism is associated with accelerated loss of muscle that has large consequences for the old medical patient. The aim of this study was to investigate if an intervention combining protein and resistance training was more effective in counteracting loss of muscle than standard care. Secondary outcomes were changes in muscle strength, functional ability and body weight. METHODS: 29 acutely admitted old (>65 years) patients were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 14) or to standard care (n = 15). The Intervention Group received 1.7 g protein/kg/day during admission and a daily protein supplement (18.8 g protein) and resistance training 3 times per week the 12 weeks following discharge. Muscle mass was assessed by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Muscle strength was assessed by Hand Grip Strength and Chair Stand Test. Functional ability was assessed by the de Morton Mobility Index, the Functional Recovery Score and the New Mobility Score. Changes in outcomes from time of admission to three-months after discharge were analysed by linear regression analysis. RESULTS: The intention-to-treat analysis showed no significant effect of the intervention on lean mass (unadjusted: ?-coefficient = -1.28 P = 0.32, adjusted for gender: ?-coefficient = -0.02 P = 0.99, adjusted for baseline lean mass: ?-coefficient = -0.31 P = 0.80). The de Morton Mobility Index significantly increased in the Control Group (?-coefficient = -11.43 CI: 0.72-22.13, P = 0.04). No other differences were found. CONCLUSION: No significant effect on muscle mass was observed in this group of acutely ill old medical patients. High compliance was achieved with the dietary intervention, but resistance training was challenging. Clinical trials identifier NCT02077491.

  4. The effect of protein intake and resistance training on muscle mass in acutely ill old medical patients - A randomized controlled trial

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    Buhl, Sussi Friis; Andersen, Aino Leegaard

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND & AIM: Stress metabolism is associated with accelerated loss of muscle that has large consequences for the old medical patient. The aim of this study was to investigate if an intervention combining protein and resistance training was more effective in counteracting loss of muscle than standard care. Secondary outcomes were changes in muscle strength, functional ability and body weight. METHODS: 29 acutely admitted old (>65 years) patients were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 14) or to standard care (n = 15). The Intervention Group received 1.7 g protein/kg/day during admission and a daily protein supplement (18.8 g protein) and resistance training 3 times per week the 12 weeks following discharge. Muscle mass was assessed by Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Muscle strength was assessed by Hand Grip Strength and Chair Stand Test. Functional ability was assessed by the de Morton Mobility Index, the Functional Recovery Score and the New Mobility Score. Changes in outcomes from time of admission to three-months after discharge were analysed by linear regression analysis. RESULTS: The intention-to-treat analysis showed no significant effect of the intervention on lean mass (unadjusted: ?-coefficient = -1.28 P = 0.32, adjusted for gender: ?-coefficient = -0.02 P = 0.99, adjusted for baseline lean mass: ?-coefficient = -0.31 P = 0.80). The de Morton Mobility Index significantly increased in the Control Group (?-coefficient = -11.43 CI: 0.72-22.13, P = 0.04). No other differences were found. CONCLUSION: No significant effect on muscle mass was observed in this group of acutely ill old medical patients. High compliance was achieved with the dietary intervention, but resistance training was challenging. Clinical trials identifier NCT02077491.

  5. Impacto del acompañamiento familiar sobre la ingestión de alimentos y el estado depresivo en pacientes con cáncer cervicouterino hospitalizadas Impact of family support over food intake and depressive status in cervical cancer patients during hospitalization

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    M. Bejarano

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El cáncer cérvico uterino constituye un problema de salud pública en México; las pacientes sufren estrés físico y psicológico que conlleva a depresión y pérdida de peso. El comer acompañado tiene efectos positivos en la ingestión de alimentos y en el estado depresivo de pacientes hospitalizados. En nuestra sociedad, la comida es el medio más cercano que la familia tiene para ofrecer cuidados, afecto y ayuda a su ser querido que se manifiesta cada vez más inapetente conforme progresa la enfermedad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre la presencia familiar durante las comidas sobre el estado anímico, ingestión de alimentos, y cambio de peso durante la hospitalización. Metodología: Se estudiaron 106 mujeres que ingresaron a hospitalización del servicio de oncología del Hospital General de México, con diagnóstico de CaCu EC II y III a fin de mejorar condiciones. Se evaluó peso y talla, la dieta mediante recordatorios de 24 horas, al ingreso como al egreso y se aplicó la escala de depresión de Beck; se registró la frecuencia con la que los familiares acompañaron a la paciente durante las comidas. Resultados: Para su análisis se clasificaron en dos grupos de acuerdo al acompañamiento familiar; se encontró que 43 pacientes (40,6% tenían compañía, y 63 pacientes (59,4% se encontraron sin compañía. No se observaron diferencias significativas en la edad, y días de estancia entre los grupos (p > 0,05. Las pacientes acompañadas, contaron con una mayor disponibilidad de alimentos durante su hospitalización (p Introduction: Uterine cervical cancer represents a public health problem in Mexico; the patients suffer physical and psychological stress leading to depression and weight loss. Eating with a relative has positive effects in food ingestion and depressive status in hospitalized patients. In our society, food is the closest way that family members have to bring care and to show affection to the patient that has less appetite as diseasegoes on. Objective: To establish the relationship between presence of the family during the meals and depresion, food intake, and weight variation during hospitalization. Methodology: 106 women admitted to the Oncology Department at the General Hospital of Mexico with a diagnosis of CUCA clinical stage II and III were studied in order to improve their condition. Weight and height, diet by means of 24 hour recalls were assessed both at hospital admission and discharge, and Beck's depression inventory was applied; the frequency with which the relatives escorted the patient was recorded. Results: Patients were classified in two groups according to the frequency of family escorting; it was found that 43 patients (40.6% were accompanied, and 63 patients (59.4% were not. We did not find significant differences in age and days of hospital stay between the groups (p > 0.05. The escorted patients had more foods available during hospitalization (p < 0.05. Energy consumption (kcal in escorted patients was higher by 12.7% as compared to non-escorted patients. 76.7% of the escorted patients were depressed, as compared to 55% in the non-escorted group. Significant differences were found with regards to clinical status and presence of depression (p < 0.05 between the study groups. Conclusions: Family escorting does not have an influence on the amount of foods consumed during hospitalization or body weight variation; however, it does have an influence on the presence of depression.

  6. Ethanol intake and 3H-serotonin uptake II: A study in alcoholic patients using platelets 3H-paroxetine binding

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    The kinetic parameters of 3H-paroxetine binding and 3H-serotonin uptake were studied in platelets of alcoholic patients. There was no difference between alcoholic and non alcoholic subjects in 3H-paroxetine binding. When binding and 3H-serotonin uptake were studied, in the same plasma of the same subjects, the Vmax of serotonin uptake was increased in alcoholics. The data confirm the involvement of serotonin uptake system in alcohol dependance and suggest that serotonin uptake and paroxetine binding sites may be regulated independently in this pathology

  7. Ethanol intake and sup 3 H-serotonin uptake II: A study in alcoholic patients using platelets sup 3 H-paroxetine binding

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    Daoust, M.; Boucly, P. (U.F.R. de Medecine et Pharmacie, Saint Etienne du Rouvrary (France)); Ernouf, D. (Institut du Medicament, Tours (France)); Breton, P. (Centre National de Transfusion Sanguine de Rouen (France)); Lhuintre, J.P.

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    The kinetic parameters of {sup 3}H-paroxetine binding and {sup 3}H-serotonin uptake were studied in platelets of alcoholic patients. There was no difference between alcoholic and non alcoholic subjects in {sup 3}H-paroxetine binding. When binding and {sup 3}H-serotonin uptake were studied, in the same plasma of the same subjects, the Vmax of serotonin uptake was increased in alcoholics. The data confirm the involvement of serotonin uptake system in alcohol dependance and suggest that serotonin uptake and paroxetine binding sites may be regulated independently in this pathology.

  8. Dietary intake increases serum levels of carboxymethil-lysine (CML) in diabetic patients / La ingesta dietaria de carboximetil-lisina (CML) aumenta los niveles plasmáticos de este compuesto en pacientes diabéticos

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    N., Jara; M. J., Leal; D., Bunout; S., Hirsch; G., Barrera; L., Leiva; M. P., de la Maza.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los productos avanzados de la glicación se producen de forma endógena en relación con la hiperglucemia y el estrés oxidativo. También pueden generarse durante el cocinado o el procesamiento de los alimentos; una vez absorbidos, alteran la función proteica y favorecen la inflamación. Mé [...] todos: Seleccionamos a 40 hombres sanos, 17 pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 de ambos sexos y 15 pacientes con diabetes tipo 1 de ambos sexos. A cada participante se le realizó un cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo de alimentos (CFA) y un recordatorio de 24 horas especialmente adaptado para medir el consumo de CML, antropometría, medición de la presión sanguínea y parámetros bioquímicos en la sangre y la orina. Resultados: Las concentraciones séricas de CML fueron significativamente mayores en pacientes con diabetes en comparación con los individuos sanos (p = 0,04). Se encontró una relación directa entre el consumo dietético y las concentraciones séricas de CML en los pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 (r = 0,53; p = 0,03). Las concentraciones séricas de CML se correlacionan positivamente con la duración de la diabetes mellitus e inversamente con el índice de masa corporal (IMC). El alimento que más contribuye al aumento de las concentraciones plasmáticas de CML en estos pacientes fue el consumo de leche en polvo. Conclusión: Se encontró que las concentraciones séricas de CML eran mayores en los sujetos diabéticos, asociado con la duración de la diabetes, como era de esperar, pero también con la ingestión de alimentos que contienen mayores cantidades de CML. El consumo de leche en polvo en este grupo es un factor determinante en el aumento de las concentraciones séricas de CML. Abstract in english Introduction: Advanced glycation end products are produced endogenously, in association with hyperglycemia and oxidative stress. They can also be generated during cooking or food processing and, once absorbed, alter protein function and promote inflammation. Methods: We selected 40 healthy male subj [...] ects, 17 patients with type 2 diabetes of both sexes and 15 patients with type 1 diabetes of both sexes. Each participant underwent both a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and 24-hour dietary recall specially adapted for measuring CML intake, anthropometry, measurement of blood pressure and biochemical parameters in blood and urine. Results: Serum CML levels were significantly higher in patients with diabetes compared to healthy subjects (p 0.04), showing a direct relationship between dietary intake and serum levels of CML in T2D patients (r 0.53 p 0.03). sCML levels correlated positively with length of diabetes mellitus, and inversely with body mass index (BMI). The most important dietary factor contributing to raise CML levels in these patients with diabetes was the consumption of milk powder. Conclusion: Serum levels of CML were found to be higher among diabetic subjects, associated to length of diabetes as expected, but also with the ingestion of foods containing higher amounts of ML. The consumption of milk powder in this group is a major determinant of increased serum levels.

  9. Dietary intake increases serum levels of carboxymethil-lysine (CML in diabetic patients La ingesta dietaria de carboximetil-lisina (CML aumenta los niveles plasmáticos de este compuesto en pacientes diabéticos

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Advanced glycation end products are produced endogenously, in association with hyperglycemia and oxidative stress. They can also be generated during cooking or food processing and, once absorbed, alter protein function and promote inflammation. Methods: We selected 40 healthy male subjects, 17 patients with type 2 diabetes of both sexes and 15 patients with type 1 diabetes of both sexes. Each participant underwent both a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ and 24-hour dietary recall specially adapted for measuring CML intake, anthropometry, measurement of blood pressure and biochemical parameters in blood and urine. Results: Serum CML levels were significantly higher in patients with diabetes compared to healthy subjects (p 0.04, showing a direct relationship between dietary intake and serum levels of CML in T2D patients (r 0.53 p 0.03. sCML levels correlated positively with length of diabetes mellitus, and inversely with body mass index (BMI. The most important dietary factor contributing to raise CML levels in these patients with diabetes was the consumption of milk powder. Conclusion: Serum levels of CML were found to be higher among diabetic subjects, associated to length of diabetes as expected, but also with the ingestion of foods containing higher amounts of ML. The consumption of milk powder in this group is a major determinant of increased serum levels.Introducción: Los productos avanzados de la glicación se producen de forma endógena en relación con la hiperglucemia y el estrés oxidativo. También pueden generarse durante el cocinado o el procesamiento de los alimentos; una vez absorbidos, alteran la función proteica y favorecen la inflamación. Métodos: Seleccionamos a 40 hombres sanos, 17 pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 de ambos sexos y 15 pacientes con diabetes tipo 1 de ambos sexos. A cada participante se le realizó un cuestionario de frecuencia de consumo de alimentos (CFA y un recordatorio de 24 horas especialmente adaptado para medir el consumo de CML, antropometría, medición de la presión sanguínea y parámetros bioquímicos en la sangre y la orina. Resultados: Las concentraciones séricas de CML fueron significativamente mayores en pacientes con diabetes en comparación con los individuos sanos (p = 0,04. Se encontró una relación directa entre el consumo dietético y las concentraciones séricas de CML en los pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 (r = 0,53; p = 0,03. Las concentraciones séricas de CML se correlacionan positivamente con la duración de la diabetes mellitus e inversamente con el índice de masa corporal (IMC. El alimento que más contribuye al aumento de las concentraciones plasmáticas de CML en estos pacientes fue el consumo de leche en polvo. Conclusión: Se encontró que las concentraciones séricas de CML eran mayores en los sujetos diabéticos, asociado con la duración de la diabetes, como era de esperar, pero también con la ingestión de alimentos que contienen mayores cantidades de CML. El consumo de leche en polvo en este grupo es un factor determinante en el aumento de las concentraciones séricas de CML.

  10. Estado nutricional e adequação da ingestão de energia e nutrientes em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca Estado nutricional y adecuación de la ingesta de energía y nutrientes en pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca Nutritional status and adequacy of energy and nutrient intakes among heart failure patients

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Maior conhecimento sobre o estado nutricional e a ingestão de energia e nutrientes é necessário para auxiliar no tratamento de pacientes com insufici?ncia cardíaca (IC. OBJETIVO: Verificar o estado nutricional e analisar a adequação da ingestão de energia, macro e micronutrientes de pacientes com IC em atendimento ambulatorial. MÉTODOS: Foram coletados dados antropométricos e de ingestão alimentar habitual de 125 pacientes (72% homens, 52,1±9,8 anos, IMC 26,9±4,4 kg/m². As variáveis antropométricas foram comparadas entre os sexos, e analisou-se a adequação da ingestão de energia e nutrientes perante as recomendações. RESULTADOS: Depleção ou risco de depleção das reservas musculares estava presente em 38,4% dos pacientes (associação com sexo masculino; p FUNDAMENTO: Para ayudar en el tratamiento de pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca (IC es necesario un mayor conocimiento sobre el estado nutricional y la ingesta de energía y nutrientes. OBJETIVO: Verificar el estado nutricional y analizar la adecuación de la ingesta de energía, macro y micronutrientes de pacientes con IC en atención ambulatoria. MÉTODOS: Se recolectaron datos antropométricos y de la ingesta alimentaria habitual de 125 pacientes (72% hombres, 52,1±9,8 años, IMC 26,9±4,4 kg/m². Se compararon las variables antropométricas de ambos sexos y se analizó la adecuación de la ingesta de energía y nutrientes frente a las recomendaciones. RESULTADOS: En el 38,4% de los pacientes (asociación con sexo masculino; p SUMMARY: Increased knowledge about nutritional status and energy and nutrient intakes is required to improve the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF. OBJECTIVES: To verify the nutritional status and evaluate the adequacy of energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes in patients with HF in outpatient clinical settings. METHODS: We collected anthropometric and habitual dietary intake data of 125 patients (72% men, 52.1 ± 9.8 years, BMI 26.9 ± 4.4 kg/m2. Anthropometric variables were compared between genders, and the adequacy of energy and nutrient intakes was analyzed according to current recommendations. RESULTS: Muscle depletion or risk of depletion was present in 38.4% of patients (association with male gender, p <0.0001. In 69.6% of cases the mean energy intake was lower than the one required (p <0.0001. Among the micronutrients evaluated in this study, there was an important prevalence of inadequacy in magnesium, zinc, iron and thiamine intakes, and most patients had calcium and potassium intakes below the adequate levels, and sodium intake above the adequate levels. CONCLUSIONS: Outpatients with HF showed muscle depletion, and inadequate energy and nutrient intakes. There was no significant association between habitual dietary energy intake and nutritional status. Multidisciplinary care should be encouraged to better assess the general condition of these patients.

  11. Prophylactic lithium treatment and cognitive performance in patients with a long history of bipolar illness: no simple answers in complex disease-treatment interplay.

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    Pfennig, Andrea; Alda, Martin; Young, Trevor; MacQueen, Glenda; Rybakowski, Janusz; Suwalska, Aleksandra; Simhandl, Christian; König, Barbara; Hajek, Tomas; O'Donovan, Claire; Wittekind, Dirk; von Quillfeldt, Susanne; Ploch, Jana; Sauer, Cathrin; Bauer, Michael

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    Cognitive impairment in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) is not restricted to symptomatic phases. It is also present in euthymia. There is evidence of differences in the brain's structure between bipolar patients and healthy individuals, as well as changes over time in patients. Lithium constitutes the gold standard in long-term prophylactic treatment. Appropriate therapy that prevents new episodes improves the disease's course and reduces the frequency of harmful outcomes. Interestingly, preclinical data suggest that lithium has a (additional) neuroprotective effect. There is limited data on its related effects in humans and even less on its long-term application. In this multi-center cross-sectional study from the International Group for the Study of Lithium-treated Patients (IGSLi), we compared three groups: bipolar patients without long-term lithium treatment (non-Li group; <3 months cumulative lithium exposure, ?24 months ago), bipolar patients with long-term lithium treatment (Li group, ongoing treatment ?24 months), and healthy subjects (controls). Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were defined; the inclusion criteria for patients were diagnosis of BD types I or II, duration of illness ?10 years, ?5 episodes in patient's history and a euthymic mood state. Neurocognitive functioning was assessed using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R), the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), and a visual backward masking (VBM) task. A total of 142 subjects were included, 31 in the non-Li and 58 in the Li group, as well as 53 healthy controls. Treated patients with long-standing BD and controls did not differ significantly in overall cognitive functioning and verbal learning, recall, and recognition; regardless of whether lithium had been part of the treatment. Patients, however, demonstrated poorer early visual information processing than healthy controls, with the lithium-treated patients performing worse than those without. Our data suggest that bipolar patients with a long illness history and effective prophylactic treatment do not reveal significantly impaired general cognitive functioning or verbal learning and memory. However, they are worse at processing early visual information. Accompanying volumetric and spectroscopic data suggest cell loss in patients not treated with lithium that may be counterbalanced by long-term lithium treatment. PMID:25540718

  12. Alcohol intake, wine consumption and the development of depression: the PREDIMED study

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    Gea, A. (Alfredo); Beunza, J J; Estruch, R; Sanchez-Villegas, A.; Salas-Salvado, J. (Jordi); Buil-Cosiales, P. (Pilar); Gomez-Gracia, E.; Covas, M.I. (María Isabel); Corella, D; Fiol, M. (M.); F. AROS; Lapetra, J.; Lamuela-Raventos, R.M. (Rosa María); Wärnberg, J; Pinto, X. (Xavier)

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    Alcoholic beverages are widely consumed. Depression, the most prevalent mental disorder worldwide, has been related to alcohol intake. We aimed to prospectively assess the association between alcohol intake and incident depression using repeated measurements of alcohol intake. METHODS: We followed-up 5,505 high-risk men and women (55 to 80 y) of the PREDIMED Trial for up to seven years. Participants were initially free of depression or a history of depression, and did not have any hist...

  13. Dietary Intake Research in Asian Children: Significance and Challenges.

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    Henry, Christiani Jeyakumar

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    Food intake studies have a long history. However, until a few decades ago, there was limited quantitative data on feeding patterns and food intake in infants and children living in South Asia. The recent SEANUT study and MING study have provided several new insights into the dietary patterns of children living in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The complexity and variety of Asian diets makes the collation of dietary information a challenge. The double burden of under-nutrition and over-nutrition is prevalent in many Asian countries. Compared to obesity, stunting is widespread in South East Asia. Our future challenge is to develop food intake assessment techniques which can be refined and made available as a common dietary assessment tool across this region. Successful nutritional intervention can only be achieved if we know what Asian children eat. Dietary intake research will be a key factor in realizing our goal to eradicate malnutrition in this region. PMID:26598852

  14. Focal nodular hyperplasia-like lesions in patients with cavernous transformation of the portal vein: prevalence, MR findings and natural history

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    Marin, Daniele [Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Durham, NC (United States); University of Rome Sapienza, Department of Radiological Sciences, Rome (Italy); Galluzzo, Anna; Brancatelli, Giuseppe [Universita di Palermo, Istituto di Radiologia, Palermo (Italy); Plessier, Aurelie; Valla, Dominique [Service d' Hepatologie, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy (France); Vilgrain, Valerie [Assistance Publique des Hopitaux de Paris, APHP, Hopital Beaujon, Department of Radiology, Clichy (France); Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris (France)

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    To retrospectively investigate the prevalence, MR findings, natural history, and association with other hepatic lesions of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)-like lesions in a cohort of consecutive patients with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV). This retrospective IRB-approved study comprised 58 patients (32 men, 26 women; average age, 50 years) with CTPV who underwent liver MR imaging between 2000 and 2008. MR images were assessed by two radiologists in consensus for the presence of (a) FNH-like lesions and other liver lesions, and (b) other imaging findings. Patients were assigned to a stable or progressive clinical course based on lesion characteristics at follow-up. Twelve of 58 patients (21%) had 38 FNH-like lesions (average size, 1.3 cm). Common findings of FNH-like lesions were isointensity on T2-weighted images (82%), intense and homogeneous enhancement during the arterial phase, and lack of washout during the hepatic venous and interstitial phases (100%). FNH-like lesions were found with other benign liver lesions (1 hemangioma, 1 adenoma) in two patients. Three (25%) patients with FNH-like lesions showed a progressive clinical course. FNH-like lesions are commonly detected in patients with CTPV. Most lesions demonstrate benign imaging findings and stable clinical course. (orig.)

  15. Comparison of thyroid examination, thyroid scanning and sonography in patients with previous history of radiotherapy of the head for Tinea Capitis

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    Introduction: In spite of large number of studies regarding relation between thyroid cancer and childhood irradiation, controversy still exists in management of these patients. This study tries to find optimal method of thyroid evaluation in this group. Methods and patients: In a recall program using mass media in Khorasan, all patients with childhood irradiation were invited for thyroid evaluation. One hundred and eighty patients with previous history of radiation for Tinea Capitis were studied using thyroid examination, thyroid sonography and thyroid scintigraphy. FNAB was performed in all patients with palpable nodules and surgery was recommended. Results: Eighty two cases out of 179 patients (45.8%) had nodules in thyroid examination. The number were 85 from 166 (51.2%) in sonography and 75 from 165 (45.5 %) in thyroid scintigraphy. Using chi-square tests, no significant difference was noted in detection of thyroid nodules in different methods (p=0.78) as well as between the methods (p>0.5). Sonographically detected nodules which were not palpated or were not seen in scintigraphy, were < 10 mm in size in most of cases. FNAB were performed in 60 patients which revealed benign pathology in 89.9 %, inadequated in 5 % and suspicious for malignancy in other 5 % of cases. Also 27 patients underwent surgery and pathological studies showed 3 cases (11.1 %) of papillary carcinoma. Conclusion: This study revealed that sonography detects small nonpalpable nodules which are not clinically significant. Very high correlation between the results of thyroid examination and thyroid scintigraphy indicates adequacy of thyroid examination in these patients. we suggest to follow these patients with physical examination and FNAB and use thyroid scanning or sonography in doubtful cases only

  16. Dietary compliance, dietary supplementation and traditional remedy usage of type 2 diabetic patients with and without cardiovascular disease.

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    Tan, Mun Chieng; Ng, Ooi Chuan; Wong, Teck Wee; Joseph, Anthony; Hejar, Abdul Rahman; Rushdan, Abdul Aziz

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    This analytical cross-sectional study examined the nutrient intakes, dietary compliance, dietary supplementation and traditional remedy usage in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients from selected tertiary hospitals in multi-racial Malaysia. We compared the different characteristics of T2DM patients with and without cardiovascular disease (CVD). Socio-demographic status, dietary intakes, dietary supplementation, traditional remedy use, medical history, anthropometric measurements and clinical characteristics were obtained from face-to-face interviews. A total of 313 patients who were treated for T2DM participated in this study, in which 36.1% of them had CVD. The mean age of study subjects was 55.7 ± 9.2 years; mean diabetes duration was 10.1 ± 8.1 years; 52.1% were females; and 47.0% were Malays. The mean total energy intake of the subjects was 1674 ± 694 kcal/day, and patients with CVD consumed higher total calories (p = 0.001). Likewise, the mean carbohydrate, protein and total fat intake of CVD patients were significantly higher than non-CVD patients (p cholesterol, fibre, minerals and all vitamins were comparable between CVD and non-CVD patients. Regardless of CVD status, a notably high proportion of the subjects did not meet the recommendations of the Medical Nutrition Therapy Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes for total energy, carbohydrate, protein, total fat, and fibre intakes. Meanwhile, 52.4% used at least one dietary supplement and 12.1% took single traditional remedy or in various combinations. Traditional remedies and supplement intake did not differ between CVD and non-CVD subjects. It is suggested that T2DM patients should be educated based on their personalized dietary intake, dietary supplementation and traditional remedy usage. The recommendations for T2DM patients shall be met to achieve the optimal metabolic goals and minimize the potential diabetic complications. PMID:25713789

  17. Impacto del acompañamiento familiar sobre la ingestión de alimentos y el estado depresivo en pacientes con cáncer cervicouterino hospitalizadas / Impact of family support over food intake and depressive status in cervical cancer patients during hospitalization

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    M., Bejarano; V., Fuchs; N., Fernández; O., Amancio.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El cáncer cérvico uterino constituye un problema de salud pública en México; las pacientes sufren estrés físico y psicológico que conlleva a depresión y pérdida de peso. El comer acompañado tiene efectos positivos en la ingestión de alimentos y en el estado depresivo de pacientes hospi [...] talizados. En nuestra sociedad, la comida es el medio más cercano que la familia tiene para ofrecer cuidados, afecto y ayuda a su ser querido que se manifiesta cada vez más inapetente conforme progresa la enfermedad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre la presencia familiar durante las comidas sobre el estado anímico, ingestión de alimentos, y cambio de peso durante la hospitalización. Metodología: Se estudiaron 106 mujeres que ingresaron a hospitalización del servicio de oncología del Hospital General de México, con diagnóstico de CaCu EC II y III a fin de mejorar condiciones. Se evaluó peso y talla, la dieta mediante recordatorios de 24 horas, al ingreso como al egreso y se aplicó la escala de depresión de Beck; se registró la frecuencia con la que los familiares acompañaron a la paciente durante las comidas. Resultados: Para su análisis se clasificaron en dos grupos de acuerdo al acompañamiento familiar; se encontró que 43 pacientes (40,6%) tenían compañía, y 63 pacientes (59,4%) se encontraron sin compañía. No se observaron diferencias significativas en la edad, y días de estancia entre los grupos (p > 0,05). Las pacientes acompañadas, contaron con una mayor disponibilidad de alimentos durante su hospitalización (p Abstract in english Introduction: Uterine cervical cancer represents a public health problem in Mexico; the patients suffer physical and psychological stress leading to depression and weight loss. Eating with a relative has positive effects in food ingestion and depressive status in hospitalized patients. In our societ [...] y, food is the closest way that family members have to bring care and to show affection to the patient that has less appetite as diseasegoes on. Objective: To establish the relationship between presence of the family during the meals and depresion, food intake, and weight variation during hospitalization. Methodology: 106 women admitted to the Oncology Department at the General Hospital of Mexico with a diagnosis of CUCA clinical stage II and III were studied in order to improve their condition. Weight and height, diet by means of 24 hour recalls were assessed both at hospital admission and discharge, and Beck's depression inventory was applied; the frequency with which the relatives escorted the patient was recorded. Results: Patients were classified in two groups according to the frequency of family escorting; it was found that 43 patients (40.6%) were accompanied, and 63 patients (59.4%) were not. We did not find significant differences in age and days of hospital stay between the groups (p > 0.05). The escorted patients had more foods available during hospitalization (p

  18. Factores asociados con la irregularidad de la ingesta de Dapsona en pacientes con lepra: Dapsona en pacientes con lepra / Associated factors with irregular intake of Dapsone in leprosy patients

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    Luis Carlos, Orozco Vargas; Alexandra, García Rueda; Xiomara, Becerra; Efraín, Jaimes Moreno; Luz Dary, Sierra León.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Conocer los factores asociados al cumplimiento del tratamiento en pacientes con lepra, es muy importante para prevenir la resistencia del Mycobacterium leprae y garantizar la cura bacteriológica de estas personas. La prueba de orina para Dapsona, presente en el régimen autoadministrado [...] , es un método sencillo para establecer la regularidad del tratamiento. Objetivo: Explorar los factores asociados a la irregularidad de la ingesta del tratamiento antileproso. Métodos: Estudio de corte transversal de los enfermos que recibieron tratamiento antileproso en un centro dermatológico. La irregularidad se estableció con la prueba de dapsonuria. Se consideró irregular el que presentó la prueba negativa. Las variables sospechosas de influir en la irregularidad se analizaron con regresión logística exacta. Resultados: En el modelo final del análisis multivariado se encontraron cinco variables asociadas, entre éstas sobresalen como factores de riesgo, la ausencia de discapacidad, OR 28.56 (IC90% 1.2-2.1) y la entrega de tratamiento para tiempos mayores a un mes, por cada mes OR 3.41 (IC90% 1.4-9.2) y como factor protector, la aceptación familiar de la enfermedad OR 0.008 (IC90% 0.001-0.24). Conclusión: Aunque es posible que el pequeño tamaño de muestra no haya permitido detectar algunos factores de riesgo informados en otras investigaciones, la mayoría de esos estudios no han realizado análisis multivariado por lo cual es posible que muchos de los factores informados en la literatura no tengan importancia. Salud UIS 2013; 45 (1): 7-14 Abstract in english Introducción: To know the associated factors in the treatment compliance of leprosy patients is very important to prevent the appearance of Mycobacterium leprae resistance and achieve the bacteriological cure of these persons. The urine test for Dapsone, present in the self administered regimens, is [...] a simple method to establish the regularity. Objective: To explore the factors associated with irregular intake of leprosy treatment. Methods: Cross sectional study of patients receiving leprosy treatment in a dermatology center. The irregularity was established with the dapsonuria test. It was considered irregular the patient with a negative dapsonuria test. Variables suspected of influencing the irregular intake were analyzed using exact logistic regression. Results: In the final multivariate model there were five associated variables, among which, the absence of disability OR 28.56( CI90% 1.2-2.1) and the provision of treatment for more than a month OR 3.41 (CI 90% 1.4-9.2) stand out as risk factors and as a protective factor, family acceptance of the disease OR 0.008 (CI 90% 0.001-0.24). Conclusion: Although it is possible that the small sample size did not allow to detect some risk factors reported in other investigations, most of those studies did not use a multivariate analysis, so it is possible too, that many of the factors reported in literature are irrelevant. Salud UIS 2013; 45 (1): 7-14

  19. [Assessment of Feasibility of Early Ambulation and Food-intake on the Operative Day after Lung Resection].

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    Harada, Hiroaki; Yamashita, Yoshinori; Handa, Yoshinori; Tsubokawa, Norifumi; Takenaka, Chie; Misumi, Keizo; Kubota, Makiko; Nakao, Junichi; Takahama, Miho; Michihiro, Hiroyuki; Arinaga, Orie

    2015-09-01

    To decrease the risk of morbidity, we have started an early ambulation and food-intake program conducted on the same day as pulmonary resection. This protocol was developed with consideration of the characteristics of lung surgery and conducted through an interdisciplinary team-approach. The assessment of feasibility and clinical effectiveness of this protocol was evaluated in 64 consecutive patients. No apparent adverse effect relating to this protocol was recorded. Fifty-five of 64 patients( 80%) were able to accomplish ambulation to the up-right standing position. Thirty-four of 64 patients( 53%) were able to consume more than half the amount of their hospital supper. No patients, including 5 patients who had had a past-history of postoperative delirium after their previous surgery, developed postoperative delirium after conducting this protocol. This protocol, which consisted of extraordinary early ambulation and food-intake on the operative day, was done safely and is expected to have some benefit as a postoperative management protocol for lung surgery. PMID:26329621

  20. Aprendizaje de la historia clínica con pacientes simulados en el grado de Medicina Learning to take medical histories through patients simulation in undergraduate Medical School students

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    M. Cristina Rodríguez-Díez

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. La utilización de la simulación es habitual en medicina para mejorar el conocimiento y habilidades de competencias. Se pueden utilizar pacientes virtuales, simuladores y pacientes simulados. Nosotros planteamos que alumnos de quinto y sexto curso actúen como pacientes simulados para que sus compañeros de primero aprendan la anamnesis de la historia clínica. Sujetos y métodos. Un total de 207 alumnos de primer curso de grado aprendieron a realizar la historia clínica en una sala de urgencias del centro de simulación entrevistando a pacientes simulados, que eran sus compañeros de quinto y sexto curso. Se evaluaron las historias clínicas realizadas, y para conocer el grado de satisfacción de los estudiantes se pidió que cumplimentasen un cuestionario anónimo tanto a los alumnos de primer curso como a los de cursos superiores. Resultados. La valoración de la calidad de las historias clínicas fue de 8,2 sobre 10. Esta metodología ha sido muy bien valorada. A la pregunta "¿el entrenamiento con pacientes simulados ayuda al aprendizaje para la realización de la historia clínica?", los alumnos de primero puntuaron 9, y los de quinto y sexto, 9,2. Al ítem "¿trabajar con pacientes simulados mejora sus habilidades de comunicación?", ambos grupos puntuaron 8,6. Y para "¿es adecuado el aprendizaje de la historia clínica mediante pacientes simulados previo a su aprendizaje con pacientes reales?", ambos grupos puntuaron 9,3. La valoración de la experiencia como paciente simulado fue de 9,3. Conclusión. El aprendizaje de la historia clínica en primer curso del grado de Medicina mediante pacientes simulados resulta beneficioso para los alumnos. Un contacto temprano con la clínica a partir del aprendizaje basado en la simulación podría mejorar la formación de los estudiantes.Aims. Simulation techniques are commonly used in medical education to improve the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and competencies. Several methods have been proposed: virtual patients, high fidelity devices and standard patients. We propose the use of 5th-6th year Medical School students acting as patients when teaching history taking to their 1st year colleagues. Subjects and methods. A total of 207 students from 1st year Medical School underwent training in history taking at the Simulation Center, with senior students acting as actors. The quality of the written medical records was evaluated by two medical doctors. The satisfaction of all students involved in the course was evaluated through an anonymous voluntary questionnaire. Results. The average score of the written medical histories was 8.2/10, more than satisfactory for our goals. Students' satisfaction rate was high. Mean score on questions inquiring the usefulness of patient simulation in learning how to perform a clinical history was 9/10 and 9.2/10 for first and fifth-sixth year students respectively. Questions on improvement of communication skills scored 8.6/10 and 8.6/10 respectively. The fruitfulness of training with simulated patients before practicing with real patients was 9.3/10 and 9.3/10 respectively. Finally, the assessment of the whole course with simulated patients was of 9.3/10. Conclusion. Learning history taking in first year Medical School with simulated patients acted by senior students was beneficial and user-friendly for both students and actors. An early contact with the clinical practice through simulated patients could improve performance and safety.

  1. Aprendizaje de la historia clínica con pacientes simulados en el grado de Medicina / Learning to take medical histories through patients simulation in undergraduate Medical School students

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    M. Cristina, Rodríguez-Díez; Juan J., Beunza; Cristina, López-Del Burgo; Omar, Hyder; M. Pilar, Civeira-Murillo; Nieves, Díez.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. La utilización de la simulación es habitual en medicina para mejorar el conocimiento y habilidades de competencias. Se pueden utilizar pacientes virtuales, simuladores y pacientes simulados. Nosotros planteamos que alumnos de quinto y sexto curso actúen como pacientes simulados para que s [...] us compañeros de primero aprendan la anamnesis de la historia clínica. Sujetos y métodos. Un total de 207 alumnos de primer curso de grado aprendieron a realizar la historia clínica en una sala de urgencias del centro de simulación entrevistando a pacientes simulados, que eran sus compañeros de quinto y sexto curso. Se evaluaron las historias clínicas realizadas, y para conocer el grado de satisfacción de los estudiantes se pidió que cumplimentasen un cuestionario anónimo tanto a los alumnos de primer curso como a los de cursos superiores. Resultados. La valoración de la calidad de las historias clínicas fue de 8,2 sobre 10. Esta metodología ha sido muy bien valorada. A la pregunta "¿el entrenamiento con pacientes simulados ayuda al aprendizaje para la realización de la historia clínica?", los alumnos de primero puntuaron 9, y los de quinto y sexto, 9,2. Al ítem "¿trabajar con pacientes simulados mejora sus habilidades de comunicación?", ambos grupos puntuaron 8,6. Y para "¿es adecuado el aprendizaje de la historia clínica mediante pacientes simulados previo a su aprendizaje con pacientes reales?", ambos grupos puntuaron 9,3. La valoración de la experiencia como paciente simulado fue de 9,3. Conclusión. El aprendizaje de la historia clínica en primer curso del grado de Medicina mediante pacientes simulados resulta beneficioso para los alumnos. Un contacto temprano con la clínica a partir del aprendizaje basado en la simulación podría mejorar la formación de los estudiantes. Abstract in english Aims. Simulation techniques are commonly used in medical education to improve the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and competencies. Several methods have been proposed: virtual patients, high fidelity devices and standard patients. We propose the use of 5th-6th year Medical School students acting [...] as patients when teaching history taking to their 1st year colleagues. Subjects and methods. A total of 207 students from 1st year Medical School underwent training in history taking at the Simulation Center, with senior students acting as actors. The quality of the written medical records was evaluated by two medical doctors. The satisfaction of all students involved in the course was evaluated through an anonymous voluntary questionnaire. Results. The average score of the written medical histories was 8.2/10, more than satisfactory for our goals. Students' satisfaction rate was high. Mean score on questions inquiring the usefulness of patient simulation in learning how to perform a clinical history was 9/10 and 9.2/10 for first and fifth-sixth year students respectively. Questions on improvement of communication skills scored 8.6/10 and 8.6/10 respectively. The fruitfulness of training with simulated patients before practicing with real patients was 9.3/10 and 9.3/10 respectively. Finally, the assessment of the whole course with simulated patients was of 9.3/10. Conclusion. Learning history taking in first year Medical School with simulated patients acted by senior students was beneficial and user-friendly for both students and actors. An early contact with the clinical practice through simulated patients could improve performance and safety.

  2. Duodenal ulcer and refined carbohydrate intake: a case-control study assessing dietary fibre and refined sugar intake.

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    Katschinski, B. D.; Logan, R. F.; Edmond, M; Langman, M J

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    An association between duodenal ulceration and a low fibre intake and a high refined carbohydrate diet has been reported. We therefore compared the current diet, smoking habits, social class, and possible other risk factors of 78 patients with duodenal ulcer and a community control group matched for age and sex. Logistic regression for matched sets was used to calculate the relative risks for successive quintiles of dietary fibre and sugar intake before and after adjustment for total calorie ...

  3. Operative failure rate and documentation of family history in young patients undergoing focused parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism.

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    Stephen, Elsa T; Quillo, Amy R; Lewis, Kelsey E; Harden, Farrah L; Bumpous, Jeffrey M; Flynn, Michael B; Callender, Glenda G

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    Primary hyperparathyroidism in multiple endocrine neoplasia type I usually affects all parathyroid glands, making focused parathyroidectomy (FP) inappropriate. The risk of previously undiagnosed multiple endocrine neoplasia type I in a younger patient with primary hyperparathyroidism is higher than in an older patient. We hypothesized that FP may lead to a higher failure rate in younger versus older patients. A retrospective review was performed of a single-institution database of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Routine statistical analysis was performed, including Fisher's exact test. A total of 635 patients were included. Operative failure occurred in 7/55 (13%) younger patients and 21/580 (4%) older patients (P = 0.007). In conclusion, operative failure occurred in a statistically significantly higher percentage of younger versus older patients undergoing FP. This is partly explained by undiagnosed multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type I in the younger patient group. Endocrine surgeons must make every effort to preoperatively identify multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type I in the younger patient population. PMID:26031271

  4. Pregnancy after treatment with hydroxyurea in a patient with primary thrombocythaemia and a history of recurrent abortion.

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    Cinkotai, K I; Wood, P.; Donnai, P; Kendra, J

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    A 28 year old patient with primary thrombocythaemia, who had had two stillbirths in the third trimester, is reported. She was successfully treated with hydroxyurea and delivered a healthy 6lb boy by elective caesarean section. The ease with which this treatment can be given, its high level of tolerance among patients, and its low cost are likely to increase its use as a safe and effective treatment in pregnant patients with primary thrombocythaemia.

  5. The influence of media reporting of a celebrity suicide on suicidal behavior in patients with a history of depressive disorder.

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    Cheng, AT; Hawton, K.; Chen, TH; Yen, AM; Chang, JC; Chong, MY; Liu, CY; Lee, Y.; Teng, PR; Chen, LC

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    BACKGROUND: Few studies have directly assessed the impact of a specific media report in vulnerable people. This study investigates possible influences of media reporting of a celebrity suicide on subsequent suicidal behaviors and associated risk factors among depressive patients. METHODS: Depressive patients (N=461) were assessed through a structured interview soon after extensive media reporting of a celebrity suicide. RESULTS: Among 438 depressive patients exposed to the media report, 38.8%...

  6. A rare case of laryngotracheal chondrosarcoma in a patient with past history of radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer

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    Gholamreza Mohajeri

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    Full Text Available Tracheal chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant mesenchymal tumor and there are less than 15 reports in the literature. We report a rare case of laryngotracheal chondrosarcoma in a 74-year-old man. He gave a history of radioiodine therapy for thyroid papillary carcinoma about 24 years ago. Diagnostic steps, histological presentation, and therapy are described in detail.

  7. A rare case of laryngotracheal chondrosarcoma in a patient with past history of radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer.

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    Mohajeri, Gholamreza; Hekmatnia, Ali; Ahrar, Hossein; Hekmatnia, Farzane; Nia, Reza Basirat; Afsharmoghadam, Nushin; Eftekhari, Mehdi; Jafarpishe, Saleh

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    Tracheal chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant mesenchymal tumor and there are less than 15 reports in the literature. We report a rare case of laryngotracheal chondrosarcoma in a 74-year-old man. He gave a history of radioiodine therapy for thyroid papillary carcinoma about 24 years ago. Diagnostic steps, histological presentation, and therapy are described in detail. PMID:24223389

  8. Increased brain amyloid deposition in patients with a lifetime history of major depression: evidenced on {sup 18}F-florbetapir (AV-45/Amyvid) positron emission tomography

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    Wu, Kuan-Yi; Chen, Chia-Hsiang; Liu, Chia-Yih [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Department of Psychiatry, Tao-Yuan (China); Hsiao, Ing-Tsung; Hsieh, Chia-Ju [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Center, Tao-Yuan (China); Chang Gung University, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences and Healthy Aging Research Center, Tao-Yuan (China); Chen, Cheng-Sheng [Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung (China); Wai, Yau-Yau [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Radiology, Tao-Yuan (China); Chang, Chee-Jen [Chang Gung University, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, Tao-Yuan (China); Chang Gung University, Clinical Informatics and Medical Statistics Research Center, Tao-Yuan (China); Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Biostatistical Center for Clinical Research, Tao-Yuan (China); Tseng, Hsiao-Jung [Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Biostatistical Center for Clinical Research, Tao-Yuan (China); Yen, Tzue-Chen; Lin, Kun-Ju [Chang Gung University, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences and Healthy Aging Research Center, Tao-Yuan (China); Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Center, Tao-Yuan (China)

    2014-04-15

    The literature suggests that a history of depression is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this study was to examine brain amyloid accumulation in patients with lifetime major depression using {sup 18}F-florbetapir (AV-45/Amyvid) PET imaging in comparison with that in nondepressed subjects. The study groups comprised 25 depressed patients and 11 comparison subjects who did not meet the diagnostic criteria for AD or amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Vascular risk factors, homocysteine and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotype were also examined. The standard uptake value ratio (SUVR) of each volume of interest was analysed using whole the cerebellum as the reference region. Patients with a lifetime history of major depression had higher {sup 18}F-florbetapir SUVRs in the precuneus (1.06 ± 0.08 vs. 1.00 ± 0.06, p = 0.045) and parietal region (1.05 ± 0.08 vs. 0.98 ± 0.07, p = 0.038) than the comparison subjects. Voxel-wise analysis revealed a significantly increased SUVR in depressed patients in the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital areas (p < 0.01). There were no significant associations between global {sup 18}F-florbetapir SUVRs and prior depression episodes, age at onset of depression, or time since onset of first depression. Increased {sup 18}F-florbetapir binding values were found in patients with late-life major depression relative to comparison subjects in specific brain regions, despite no differences in age, sex, education, Mini Mental Status Examination score, vascular risk factor score, homocysteine and ApoE ?4 genotype between the two groups. A longitudinal follow-up study with a large sample size would be worthwhile. (orig.)

  9. Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging in elderly patients without history of coronary artery disease and low prevalence of them

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    Elderly patients without history of coronary artery disease are difficult to characterized because the clinical symptoms are often atypical, occult or absent. On the other hand, these patients frequently cannot achieve adequate level of exercise during stress testing and this limitation can compromise the diagnostic and prognostic ability of the test. Generally the prognostic value of myocardial perfusion SPECT is well established for a general population but not for elderly patients. Aim: This study assessed the prognostic value of Tc99m-sestamibi SPECT in a group of patients older than 65 years with low prevalence of coronary artery disease. Material and Methods: Population: 161 consecutive patients older than 65 years without history of coronary artery disease and low prevalence of them were studied with Tc99m-sestamibi SPECT perfusion imaging. Mean age 71 years old (65-87), male 55%, mean pretest likelihood 11%. Risk factors: diabetes 17%, high blood pressure 74%, high cholesterol 45%, smokers 88%. Stress test: bicycle exercise 39% and dipyridamole 61%. Myocardial perfusion SPECT: semiquantitative analysis to evaluate perfusion defects with a 14-segments model and 4-point scoring system for uptake reduction. Scintigraphic indices: SSS (sum of the stress scores), SRS (sum of the rest scores) and SDS (SSS-SRS). Follow up: cardiac events: hard (acute myocardial infarction and cardiac death) and soft (need for PTCA/CABG and angina). Results: Mean follow up: 508 days. Events rate: hard 0.6% (1 acute myocardial infarction), soft 5.6%. Univariate analysis identified sex (p=0.017) and SDS (p=0.009) as cardiac events predictors. Complete or reduced (independent variables which predicted events) logistic regression analysis correctly predicted the absence of events but did not predict the presence of events. Conclusion: In this elderly population with a low clinical risk where the stress test is a suboptimal method of study for coronary artery disease, semiquantitative myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging is a useful tool for prognostic evaluation

  10. Increased brain amyloid deposition in patients with a lifetime history of major depression: evidenced on 18F-florbetapir (AV-45/Amyvid) positron emission tomography

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    The literature suggests that a history of depression is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this study was to examine brain amyloid accumulation in patients with lifetime major depression using 18F-florbetapir (AV-45/Amyvid) PET imaging in comparison with that in nondepressed subjects. The study groups comprised 25 depressed patients and 11 comparison subjects who did not meet the diagnostic criteria for AD or amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Vascular risk factors, homocysteine and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotype were also examined. The standard uptake value ratio (SUVR) of each volume of interest was analysed using whole the cerebellum as the reference region. Patients with a lifetime history of major depression had higher 18F-florbetapir SUVRs in the precuneus (1.06 ± 0.08 vs. 1.00 ± 0.06, p = 0.045) and parietal region (1.05 ± 0.08 vs. 0.98 ± 0.07, p = 0.038) than the comparison subjects. Voxel-wise analysis revealed a significantly increased SUVR in depressed patients in the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital areas (p 18F-florbetapir SUVRs and prior depression episodes, age at onset of depression, or time since onset of first depression. Increased 18F-florbetapir binding values were found in patients with late-life major depression relative to comparison subjects in specific brain regions, despite no differences in age, sex, education, Mini Mental Status Examination score, vascular risk factor score, homocysteine and ApoE ?4 genotype between the two groups. A longitudinal follow-up study with a large sample size would be worthwhile. (orig.)

  11. Long-term nutritional assessment of patients with severe short bowel syndrome managed with home enteral nutrition and oral intake Evaluación nutricional a largo plazo de pacientes con grave síndrome de intestino corto controlada con nutrición enteral e ingestión oral

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    Full Text Available Background: Parenteral nutrition (PN is used to control the nutritional state after severe intestinal resections. Whenever possible, enteral nutrition (EN is used to promote intestinal rehabilitation and reduce PN dependency. Our aim is to verify whether EN + oral intake (OI in severe short bowel syndrome (SBS surgical adult patients can maintain adequate nutritional status in the long term. Methods: This longitudinal retrospective study included 10 patients followed for 7 post-operative years. Body mass index (BMI, percentage of involuntary loss of usual body weight (UWL, free fat mass (FFM, and fat mass (FM composition assessed by bioelectric impedance, and laboratory tests were evaluated at 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, and 84 months after surgery. Energy and protein offered in HPN and at long term by HEN+ oral intake (OI, was evaluated at the same periods. The statistical model of generalized estimating equations with p Antecedentes: La nutrición parenteral (NP se emplea para controlar el estado nutricional después de resecciones intestinales extensas. Siempre que sea posible, se empleará la nutrición enteral (NE para favorecer la rehabilitación intestinal y reducir la dependencia de la NP. Nuestro propósito fue verificar si la NE + ingesta oral (IO en el síndrome del intestino corto (SIC grave en pacientes adultos quirúrgicos puede mantener un estado nutricional adecuado a largo plazo. Métodos: Este estudio longitudinal retrospectivo incluyó 10 pacientes seguidos durante 7 años tras la intervención quirúrgica. Se evaluaron el índice de masa corporal (IMC, el porcentaje de pérdida involuntaria del peso corporal habitual (PCH, la masa grasa libre (MGL y la composición de la masa grasa (MG mediante impedancia bioeléctrica, así como los datos de laboratorio a los 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 y 84 meses tras la cirugía. Se evaluaron en los mismos periodos la energía y las proteínas aportadas con la NPD y a largo plazo con la NED + ingesta oral (IO. Se utilizó un modelo estadístico de ecuaciones estimativas generalizadas con una p < 0,05. Resultados: Con la NE + IO a largo plazo hubo un aumento progresivo del PCH, una descenso del IMC, la MGL y la MG (p < 0,05. La retirada de la NP fue posible en ocho pacientes. La complicación más frecuente fue la infección por contaminación del catéter venoso central (CVC (1,2 episodios CVC/paciente/año. Hubo un aumento en el consumo de energía y proteínas proporcionadas por la NED + IO (p < 0,05. Todos los pacientes sobrevivieron al menos dos años, siete durante 5 años y seis durante los 7 años de seguimiento. Conclusiones: los pacientes adultos con SIC quirúrgico nutridos a largo plazo con NED + IO no pudieron mantener un adecuado estado nutricional con una pérdida de MG y de MGL.

  12. Influence of antecedent radionuclide intake upon assessment of subsequent intakes

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    The nature of NPP personnel's operation under conditions of chronic internal irradiation requires multiple measurements of the whole-body inhaled radionuclide contents. The decrease in the time span between two consequent measurements causes a substantial growth in the influence of the antecendent intakes on the evaluation of the intake between the two measurements. This influence has to be corrected since otherwise an overestimate of intakes will result, and thus an overestimate of internal radiation doses. A technique has been developed for correcting the influence of antecedent intakes upon the estimate of subsequent radionuclide inhalations. Based on this technique, a program in MathCAD environment was written, and is being applied for assessing intakes and doses from internal radiation exposure to Kozloduy NPP personnel. (author)

  13. Episodic sucrose intake during food restriction increases synaptic abundance of AMPA receptors in nucleus accumbens and augments intake of sucrose following restoration of ad libitum feeding.

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    Peng, X-X; Lister, A; Rabinowitsch, A; Kolaric, R; Cabeza de Vaca, S; Ziff, E B; Carr, K D

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    Weight-loss dieting often leads to loss of control, rebound weight gain, and is a risk factor for binge pathology. Based on findings that food restriction (FR) upregulates sucrose-induced trafficking of glutamatergic AMPA receptors to the nucleus accumbens (NAc) postsynaptic density (PSD), this study was an initial test of the hypothesis that episodic "breakthrough" intake of forbidden food during dieting interacts with upregulated mechanisms of synaptic plasticity to increase reward-driven feeding. Ad libitum (AL) fed and FR subjects consumed a limited amount of 10% sucrose, or had access to water, every other day for 10 occasions. Beginning three weeks after return of FR rats to AL feeding, when 24-h chow intake and rate of body weight gain had normalized, subjects with a history of sucrose intake during FR consumed more sucrose during a four week intermittent access protocol than the two AL groups and the group that had access to water during FR. In an experiment that substituted noncontingent administration of d-amphetamine for sucrose, FR subjects displayed an enhanced locomotor response during active FR but a blunted response, relative to AL subjects, during recovery from FR. This result suggests that the enduring increase in sucrose consumption is unlikely to be explained by residual enhancing effects of FR on dopamine signaling. In a biochemical experiment which paralleled the sucrose behavioral experiment, rats with a history of sucrose intake during FR displayed increased abundance of pSer845-GluA1, GluA2, and GluA3 in the NAc PSD relative to rats with a history of FR without sucrose access and rats that had been AL throughout, whether they had a history of episodic sucrose intake or not. A history of FR, with or without a history of sucrose intake, was associated with increased abundance of GluA1. A terminal 15-min bout of sucrose intake produced a further increase in pSer845-GluA1 and GluA2 in subjects with a history of sucrose intake during FR. Generally, neither a history of sucrose intake nor a terminal bout of sucrose intake affected AMPA receptor abundance in the NAc PSD of AL subjects. Together, these results are consistent with the hypothesis, but the functional contribution of increased synaptic incorporation of AMPA receptors remains to be established. PMID:25800309

  14. Resurgence of anorexic symptoms during smoking cessation in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa: An unseen problem?--Report of two cases.

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    Simioni, Nicolas; Cottencin, Olivier

    2015-09-01

    This report describes a resurgence of anorexic symptoms during a smoking cessation program in two patients with a history of anorexia nervosa. These two events were identified among patients lost to follow-up by using a strategy implemented to limit early drop out. In both cases, the resurgence of anorexic symptoms occurred rapidly after having reached abstinence from tobacco and was described as a response to the weight gain they had experienced just after the start of smoking cessation. The smoking cessation process itself was considered as the most plausible explanation for these two events. Given the potential serious consequences, further research is needed to determine whether such events are frequent during smoking cessation but being unseen because of being hidden in the loss to follow-up. This report also suggests that systematic screening for both binge eating and anorexic behaviors during smoking cessation is warranted. PMID:26016609

  15. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the jejunum presenting as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with a history of gliosarcoma

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    Alfonso Puentes, Nidia; Jimenez-Alfaro Larrazabal, Carmen; García Higuera, Maria Isabel

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    Small bowel malignant tumors are rare and sarcomatoid carcinomas have rarely been reported at this site. We report a 56-year-old woman, with history of an excised gliosarcoma, who presented with recurrent obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. She underwent endoscopy and colonoscopy, which failed to identify the cause of the bleeding. The abdominal computed tomography scan located a tumor in the small bowel. Pathology revealed a jejunal sarcomatoid carcinoma. She developed tumor recurrence and mu...

  16. New-Onset Panic, Depression with Suicidal Thoughts, and Somatic Symptoms in a Patient with a History of Lyme Disease

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    Garakani, Amir; Mitton, Andrew G.

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    Lyme Disease, or Lyme Borreliosis, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and spread by ticks, is mainly known to cause arthritis and neurological disorders but can also cause psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety. We present a case of a 37-year-old man with no known psychiatric history who developed panic attacks, severe depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, and neuromuscular complaints including back spasms, joint pain, myalgias, and neuropathic pain. These symptoms began 2 years...

  17. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Health Risk Behaviors in Patients with HIV and a History of Injection Drug Use

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    Markowitz, Sarah M.; O’CLEIRIGH, CONALL; Hendriksen, Ellen S.; Bullis, Jacqueline R.; Stein, Michael; Safren, Steven A

    2011-01-01

    Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is related to poorer health outcomes, associated with increased risk for HIV acquisition, and prevalent among HIV risk groups. Links between CSA and health behavior are an important health concern. We examined the relationship between CSA and transmission risk behavior and medication adherence in 119 HIV-infected individuals with an injection drug use history. 47% reported CSA, with no gender difference. Individuals who experienced CSA were more likely to report s...

  18. Effectiveness of L-thyroxine treatment on TSH suppression during pregnancy in patients with a history of thyroid carcinoma after total thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation

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    There are scarce data about the optimal increase of L-thyroxine dose during pregnancy in patients with a history of thyroid carcinoma. The first aim of the study was to find out if routine therapeutic measures enable adequate TSH suppression in pregnancy. The other aim was to find out the optimal dose of L-thyroxine for TSH suppression in pregnant women. In this retrospective observational study, we analysed 36 pregnancies of 32 women with a history of thyroid carcinoma. Before pregnancy, all of them underwent total thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation of thyroid remnant, and they were on suppressive doses of L-thyroxine. Thyroid function tests were obtained before, during and after pregnancy. Mean L-thyroxine dose before pregnancy, in the first, second and, third trimester and after delivery was 149, 147, 155, 165 and 158 micrograms daily, respectively. TSH concentration remained suppressed in 9 pregnancies, it was within normal range in 22 and elevated in 5 pregnancies. The mean dose of L-thyroxine in patients with suppressed TSH before pregnancy, in the first, second and, third trimester and after delivery was 154, 154, 164, 160 and 161 micrograms daily, respectively. When the dose had to be changed, the mean increase of the dose was 31.5 micrograms daily. The range of changes in TSH concentration during pregnancy in the patients who have been on suppressive L-thyroxine therapy before conception is quite wide. TSH was adequately suppressed in only 25% of pregnancies. The dose of L-thyroxine in patients with suppressed TSH in the first, second and third trimester was 154, 164 and 160 micrograms daily, respectively

  19. Oral Levosimendan Increases Cerebral Blood Flow Velocities in Patients with a History of Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: A Pilot Safety Study

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    Kivikko, Matti; Kuoppamäki, Mikko; Soinne, Lauri; Sundberg, Stig; Pohjanjousi, Pasi; Ellmen, Juha; Roine, Risto O.

    2015-01-01

    Background Intravenous levosimendan is indicated for acute heart failure. The compound has shown promising beneficial effects in ischemic stroke models. Objective We evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral levosimendan in patients with a history of cerebral ischemia. Methods In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study, 16 patients with a history of ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack received oral levosimendan in 5 escalating doses from 0.125 to 2.0 mg daily for 18-day intervals of each dose; 5 patients received placebo. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory ECG and cerebral blood flow velocities using transcranial Doppler ultrasound were recorded at baseline and at the end of each dosing period. Vasomotor reactivity was assessed via the breath holding index. In addition, plasma levels of N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) and the metabolites of levosimendan were determined. Results Levosimendan induced an increase in cerebral blood flow velocities and a decrease in NT-pro-BNP compared with placebo. There was no significant effect on breath holding index. Doses ?0.5 mg increased heart rate by 5 to 9 beats/min. The dose level of 2.0 mg exceeded the preset safety margin of ventricular extrasystoles per hour (ie, upper 90% CI of the ratio of levosimendan to placebo above 2) with an estimate of 3.10 (90% CI, 0.95–10.07). Conclusions Oral levosimendan increases cerebral blood flow velocities and diminishes NT-pro-BNP levels in patients with earlier ischemic cerebrovascular event. Daily doses up to 1.0 mg were well tolerated, whereas the 2.0 mg dose level induced an increase in ventricular extrasystoles. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00698763. PMID:26082815

  20. Asymptomatic cerebrovascular lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus lacking a history of neuropsychiatric events

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    Nomura, Kumiko; Yamano, Shigeru; Ikeda, Yukiko [Nara Medical Univ., Kashihara (Japan)] (and others)

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    To clarify the extent of asymptomatic cerebrovascular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and ultrasonography findings of 100 patients with SLE lacking present or past clinical neurologic deficits were compared with 66 age-matched volunteers to determine the combined intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery, and tests for anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aCL). Thirty-eight patients, but only 2 controls, showed imaging abnormalities. Among 23 SLE patients with cerebrovascular lesions by MRI who underwent single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), 14 showed hypoperfusion of the lesion. The IMT value and prevalence of aCL did not differ between the 55 SLE patients tested and controls. SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) as assessed by a quantitative clinical index was significantly greater in patients with brain lesions than in those without. The prevalence of asymptomatic brain lesions in SLE patients is high, and shows a relationship to disease activity. (author)

  1. Asymptomatic cerebrovascular lesions detected by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus lacking a history of neuropsychiatric events

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    To clarify the extent of asymptomatic cerebrovascular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and ultrasonography findings of 100 patients with SLE lacking present or past clinical neurologic deficits were compared with 66 age-matched volunteers to determine the combined intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery, and tests for anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aCL). Thirty-eight patients, but only 2 controls, showed imaging abnormalities. Among 23 SLE patients with cerebrovascular lesions by MRI who underwent single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), 14 showed hypoperfusion of the lesion. The IMT value and prevalence of aCL did not differ between the 55 SLE patients tested and controls. SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) as assessed by a quantitative clinical index was significantly greater in patients with brain lesions than in those without. The prevalence of asymptomatic brain lesions in SLE patients is high, and shows a relationship to disease activity. (author)

  2. Usual Intake of Total dairy

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    Usual Intake of Total dairy Table A33. Total dairy: Means, percentiles and standard errors of usual intake, 2007-2010 Age (Years) N1 cup equivalents3 Mean (SE)2 5% (SE) 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE) Males 1-3 774 2.5 (0.07) 1.0

  3. Vitamin K Intake and Atherosclerosis

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    It has been hypothesized that insufficient intake of vitamin K may increase soft tissue calcification due to impaired gamma-carboxylation of the vitamin K-dependent protein, matrix gamma-carboxyglutamic acid (MGP). The evidence to support this putative role of vitamin K intake in atherosclerosis is ...

  4. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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    Full Text Available ... Calcium_Intake_100115.html Calcium Intake and Bone health HealthDay News Video - October 2, 2015 To use ... reading – health news for healthier living. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Bone Diseases Calcium Fractures Seniors' Health About ...

  5. Job strain and alcohol intake

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    Heikkilä, Katriina; Nyberg, Solja T; Fransson, Eleonor I; Alfredsson, Lars; De Bacquer, Dirk; Bjørner, Jakob; Bonenfant, Sébastien; Borritz, Marianne; Burr, Hermann; Clays, Els; Casini, Annalisa; Dragano, Nico; Erbel, Raimund; Geuskens, Goedele A; Goldberg, Marcel; Hooftman, Wendela E; Houtman, Irene L; Joensuu, Matti; Jöckel, Karl-Heinz; Kittel, France; Knutsson, Anders; Koskenvuo, Markku; Koskinen, Aki; Kouvonen, Anne; Leineweber, Constanze; Lunau, Thorsten; Madsen, Ida E H; Magnusson Hanson, Linda L; Marmot, Michael G; Nielsen, Martin L; Nordin, Maria; Pentti, Jaana; Salo, Paula; Rugulies, Reiner; Steptoe, Andrew; Siegrist, Johannes; Suominen, Sakari; Vahtera, Jussi; Virtanen, Marianna; Väänänen, Ari; Westerholm, Peter; Westerlund, Hugo; Zins, Marie; Theorell, Töres; Hamer, Mark; Ferrie, Jane E; Singh-Manoux, Archana; Batty, G David; Kivimäki, Mika

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between work-related stress and alcohol intake is uncertain. In order to add to the thus far inconsistent evidence from relatively small studies, we conducted individual-participant meta-analyses of the association between work-related stress (operationalised as self-reported job strain) and alcohol intake.

  6. Intake of Dairy Products in Relation to Periodontitis in Older Danish Adults

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    Adegboye, Amanda Rodrigues Amorim; Christensen, L. B.

    2012-01-01

    This cross-sectional study investigates whether calcium intakes from dairy and non-dairy sources, and absolute intakes of various dairy products, are associated with periodontitis. The calcium intake (mg/day) of 135 older Danish adults was estimated by a diet history interview and divided into dairy and non-dairy calcium. Dairy food intake (g/day) was classified into four groups: milk, cheese, fermented foods and other foods. Periodontitis was defined as the number of teeth with attachment loss >= 3 mm. Intakes of total dairy calcium (Incidence-rate ratio (IRR) = 0.97; p = 0.021), calcium from milk (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.025) and fermented foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.03) were inversely and significantly associated with periodontitis after adjustment for age, gender, education, sucrose intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, vitamin D intake, heart disease, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss and bleeding on probing, but non-dairy calcium, calcium from cheese and other types of dairy food intakes were not. Total dairy foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.003), milk (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.028) and fermented foods intakes (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.029) were associated with reduced risk of periodontitis, but cheese and other dairy foods intakes were not. These results suggest that dairy calcium, particularly from milk and fermented products, may protect against periodontitis. Prospective studies are required to confirm these findings.

  7. Intake of dairy products in relation to periodontitis in older danish adults

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    Adegboye, Amanda R A; Christensen, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    This cross-sectional study investigates whether calcium intakes from dairy and non-dairy sources, and absolute intakes of various dairy products, are associated with periodontitis. The calcium intake (mg/day) of 135 older Danish adults was estimated by a diet history interview and divided into dairy and non-dairy calcium. Dairy food intake (g/day) was classified into four groups: milk, cheese, fermented foods and other foods. Periodontitis was defined as the number of teeth with attachment loss ?3 mm. Intakes of total dairy calcium (Incidence-rate ratio (IRR) = 0.97; p = 0.021), calcium from milk (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.025) and fermented foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.03) were inversely and significantly associated with periodontitis after adjustment for age, gender, education, sucrose intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, vitamin D intake, heart disease, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss and bleeding on probing, but non-dairy calcium, calcium from cheese and other types of dairy food intakes were not. Total dairy foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.003), milk (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.028) and fermented foods intakes (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.029) were associated with reduced risk of periodontitis, but cheese and other dairy foods intakes were not. These results suggest that dairy calcium, particularly from milk and fermented products, may protect against periodontitis. Prospective studies are required to confirm these findings.

  8. Intake of dairy products in relation to periodontitis in older Danish adults.

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    Adegboye, Amanda R A; Christensen, Lisa B; Holm-Pedersen, Poul; Avlund, Kirsten; Boucher, Barbara J; Heitmann, Berit L

    2012-09-01

    This cross-sectional study investigates whether calcium intakes from dairy and non-dairy sources, and absolute intakes of various dairy products, are associated with periodontitis. The calcium intake (mg/day) of 135 older Danish adults was estimated by a diet history interview and divided into dairy and non-dairy calcium. Dairy food intake (g/day) was classified into four groups: milk, cheese, fermented foods and other foods. Periodontitis was defined as the number of teeth with attachment loss ?3 mm. Intakes of total dairy calcium (Incidence-rate ratio (IRR) = 0.97; p = 0.021), calcium from milk (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.025) and fermented foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.03) were inversely and significantly associated with periodontitis after adjustment for age, gender, education, sucrose intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, vitamin D intake, heart disease, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss and bleeding on probing, but non-dairy calcium, calcium from cheese and other types of dairy food intakes were not. Total dairy foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.003), milk (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.028) and fermented foods intakes (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.029) were associated with reduced risk of periodontitis, but cheese and other dairy foods intakes were not. These results suggest that dairy calcium, particularly from milk and fermented products, may protect against periodontitis. Prospective studies are required to confirm these findings. PMID:23112910

  9. The correlation between clinical laboratory data and telomeric status of male patients with metabolic disorders and no clinical history of vascular events.

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    Maeda, Toyoki; Oyama, Jun-ichi; Higuchi, Yoshihiro; Koyanagi, Masamichi; Sasaki, Makoto; Arima, Takahiro; Mimori, Koshi; Makino, Naoki

    2011-03-01

    The telomere length and subtelomeric methylated status of peripheral blood leukocytes has been reported to be correlated with many kinds of pathophysiological conditions. However, the correlation between the telomeric parameters and clinical laboratory data in metabolic disorders is not well known. This study investigated the correlation between the telomere length and subtelomeric methylated status in peripheral leukocytes and the laboratory data of male outpatients with combined metabolic disorders and no clinical history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event were assessed, to find good clinical laboratory markers reflecting the biological aging. The laboratory data were collected in 26 Japanese male outpatients with diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia, and no history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular event, and the telomeric parameters in their peripheral leukocytes were determined by Southern blot with methylation-sensitive and insensitive isoschizomers. Any correlations between the laboratory data and the telomeric parameters were assessed. The patients showed a significant negative correlation among the bilirubin and creatine phosphokinase with the aging-associate change of the telomeric and subtelomeric parameters. Lowered serum bilirubin and creatinine phosphokinase level correlated to genomic aging represented by telomere attrition of patients with metabolic disorders. PMID:20670100

  10. Secondary Sclerosing Cholangitis in Critically Ill Patients: Clinical Presentation, Cholangiographic Features, Natural History, and Outcome: A Series of 16 Cases.

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    Leonhardt, Silke; Veltzke-Schlieker, Wilfried; Adler, Andreas; Schott, Eckart; Eurich, Dennis; Faber, Wladimir; Neuhaus, Peter; Seehofer, Daniel

    2015-12-01

    Secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients (SSC-CIP) is an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with cholestasis and PSC-like cholangiographic changes in endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). As a relatively newly described entity, SSC-CIP is still underdiagnosed, and the diagnosis is often delayed. The present study aims to improve the early detection of SSC-CIP and the identification of its complications.A total of 2633 records of patients who underwent or were listed for orthotopic liver transplantation at the University Hospital Charité, Berlin, were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical presentation and outcome (mean follow-up 62.7 months) of the 16 identified SSC-CIP cases were reviewed.Cholestasis was the first sign of SSC-CIP. GGT was the predominant enzyme of cholestasis. Hypercholesterolemia occurred in at least 75% of the patients. SSC-CIP provoked a profound weight loss (mean 18?kg) in 94% of our patients. SSC-CIP was diagnosed by ERC in all patients. The 3 different cholangiographic features detected correspond roughly to the following stages: (I) evidence of biliary casts, (II) progressive destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts, and (III) picture of pruned tree. Biliary cast formation is a hallmark of SSC-CIP and was seen in 87% of our cases. In 75% of the patients, the clinical course was complicated by cholangiosepsis, cholangitic liver abscesses, acalculous cholecystitis, or gallbladder perforation. SSC-CIP was associated with worse prognosis; transplant-free survival was ?40 months (mean).Because of its high rate of serious complications and unfavorable prognosis, it is imperative to diagnose SSC-CIP early and to differentiate SSC-CIP from other types of sclerosing cholangitis. Specific characteristics enable identification of SSC-CIP. Early cooperation with a transplant center and special attention to biliary complications are required after diagnosis of SSC-CIP. PMID:26656347

  11. EFFECTS OF SIX MONTHS OF COMBINED AEROBIC AND RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH A LONG HISTORY OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the effects of a 6-month combined aerobic and resistance training program on the body composition, glycemic control, lipid profile, and functional capacity of older patients with a long history of type 2 diabetes. 25 subjects (65.9 ± 4. 2 yrs; M/F: 13/12 with a long history of type 2 diabetes (16.7 ± 6.7 yrs were randomly allocated into either the exercise or control groups. The exercise group trained three sessions a week. Each session consisted of a warm-up period, 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, 10 minutes of resistance training with five leg muscle exercises (two sets of 10-12 repetitions at 50-70% of 1RM for each activity, and a cool-down period. The variables of body composition, glycemic control, lipid profile, and functional capacity were measured before and after the study period. Exercise training decreased waist-hip ratio and body fat of the trained subjects. Concentrations of fasting and 2-hour post-glucose challenge plasma glucose and serum insulin, and glycosylated hemoglobin decreased significantly in the exercise group. Exercise training improved the lipid profile and also increased the leg muscle strength and 6-minute walking distance of the trained subjects. The control group, however, increased their body fat and fasting plasma glucose, while other variables were not changed during the study period. The current results demonstrate that elderly patients with a long history of type 2 diabetes can benefit from the 6-month combined aerobic and resistance training program

  12. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the jejunum presenting as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with a history of gliosarcoma

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    Alfonso Puentes, Nidia; Jimenez-Alfaro Larrazabal, Carmen; García Higuera, Maria Isabel

    2014-01-01

    Small bowel malignant tumors are rare and sarcomatoid carcinomas have rarely been reported at this site. We report a 56-year-old woman, with history of an excised gliosarcoma, who presented with recurrent obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. She underwent endoscopy and colonoscopy, which failed to identify the cause of the bleeding. The abdominal computed tomography scan located a tumor in the small bowel. Pathology revealed a jejunal sarcomatoid carcinoma. She developed tumor recurrence and multiple liver metastases shortly after surgery. Immunohistochemistry is required for accurate diagnosis. Sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, which is associated with a poor prognosis. PMID:24759341

  13. The Investigation of the Relation Between INR Levels and Risk of Complication in Patients with a History of Warfarin use

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    Serkan Emre ERO?LU

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    Full Text Available Objective: Warfarin is the most commonly used oral anticoagulant agent. In overdose situations, serious complications may occur. The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between the international normalized ratio (INR levels and complications due to warfarin.Patients and Methods: The study was performed prospectively at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Marmara University Hospital between July 2006 and July 2007. Patients whose complaints were due to warfarin overdose were included in the study. The presentations and outcomes of these patients were analyzed. SPSS 15.0 was used for the analysis. The Chi-square test was used for the statistical analysis. The statistical difference p0.05.Conclusion: There is no significant correlation between the INR levels and the severity of the bleeding (p>0.05. (Marmara Medical Journal 2012;25:138-42

  14. High-producing MBL2 genotypes increase the risk of acute and chronic carditis in patients with history of rheumatic fever

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    Schafranski, Marcelo Derbli; Pereira Ferrari, Lílian

    2008-01-01

    Rheumatic fever (RF) and its most severe sequela, chronic rheumatic heart disease (CRHD), are mediated by an abnormal immunological host response following a Streptococcus pyogenes oropharyngeal infection. Mannan-binding lectin (MBL), a collectin that activates complement, binds to N-acetylglucosamine, a molecule present on the streptococcus cell wall and on human heart valves. As high levels of MBL and MBL2 associated genotypes have previously been seen to be associated with CRHD, we investigated the association between MBL2 polymorphisms and the presence of acute carditis and arthritis in patients with a history of RF. Polymorphisms in exon 1 and in the X/Y promoter region of the MBL2 gene were determined by PCR-SSP in 149 patients with a history of RF and 147 controls. Genotypes associated with the high production of MBL (YA/YA and YA/XA) were more frequent in the patients with acute (26/35, 74%) and chronic carditis (79/107, 74%) when compared to the controls (79/147, 54%; OR 2.48, 95% CI 1.09-5.67, p=0.035 and OR 2.42, 95% CI 1.41-4.16, p=0.001, respectively). Logistic regression analysis showed that MBL levels >2,800 ng/ml increased the risk of CRHD (OR 2.91, 95% CI 1.41-6.03, p=0.003). Among the RF patients without cardiac sequela, YA/YA and YA/XA genotypes were significantly associated with acute carditis when compared to the patients without this clinical manifestation (26/28, 93% vs. 9/14, 64%, OR 7.22, 95% CI 1.18-43.98, p=0.031); on the other hand, arthritis was more frequently observed in those patients presenting MBL2 genotypes related to the low production of MBL (10/14, 71% vs. 10/28, 36%; p=0.048, OR 0.22, 95% CI 0.05-0.89). We concluded that MBL2 genotypes associated with the high production of MBL seem to be involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatic carditis and its progression to CRHD.

  15. High-producing MBL2 genotypes increase the risk of acute and chronic carditis in patients with history of rheumatic fever.

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    Schafranski, MD; Pereira Ferrari, L

    2008-01-01

    Rheumatic fever (RF) and its most severe sequela, chronic rheumatic heart disease (CRHD), are mediated by an abnormal immunological host response following a Streptococcus pyogenes oropharyngeal infection. Mannan-binding lectin (MBL), a collectin that activates complement, binds to N-acetylglucosamine, a molecule present on the streptococcus cell wall and on human heart valves. As high levels of MBL and MBL2 associated genotypes have previously been seen to be associated with CRHD, we investigated the association between MBL2 polymorphisms and the presence of acute carditis and arthritis in patients with a history of RF. Polymorphisms in exon 1 and in the X/Y promoter region of the MBL2 gene were determined by PCR-SSP in 149 patients with a history of RF and 147 controls. Genotypes associated with the high production of MBL (YA/YA and YA/XA) were more frequent in the patients with acute (26/35, 74%) and chronic carditis (79/107, 74%) when compared to the controls (79/147, 54%; OR 2.48, 95% CI 1.09-5.67, p=0.035 and OR 2.42, 95% CI 1.41-4.16, p=0.001, respectively). Logistic regression analysis showed that MBL levels >2800ng/ml increased the risk of CRHD (OR 2.91, 95% CI 1.41-6.03, p=0.003). Among the RF patients without cardiac sequela, YA/YA and YA/XA genotypes were significantly associated with acute carditis when compared to the patients without this clinical manifestation (26/28, 93% vs. 9/14, 64%, OR 7.22, 95% CI 1.18-43.98, p=0.031); on the other hand, arthritis was more frequently observed in those patients presenting MBL2 genotypes related to the low production of MBL (10/14, 71% vs. 10/28, 36%; p=0.048, OR 0.22, 95% CI 0.05-0.89). We concluded that MBL2 genotypes associated with the high production of MBL seem to be involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatic carditis and its progression to CRHD.

  16. Next-Generation Sequencing Sheds Light on the Natural History of Hepatitis C Infection in Patients Who Fail Treatment

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    Abdelrahman, Tamer; Hughes, Joseph; Main, Janice; McLauchlan, John; Thursz, Mark; Thomson, Emma

    2015-01-01

    High rates of sexually transmitted infection and reinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have recently been reported in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men and reinfection has also been described in monoinfected injecting drug users. The diagnosis of reinfection has traditionally been based on direct Sanger sequencing of samples pre- and posttreatment, but not on more sensitive deep sequencing techniques. We studied viral quasispecies dynamics in patients who failed standard of care therapy in a high-risk HIV-infected cohort of patients with early HCV infection to determine whether treatment failure was associated with reinfection or recrudescence of preexisting infection. Paired sequences (pre- and posttreatment) were analyzed. The HCV E2 hypervariable region-1 was amplified using nested reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with indexed genotype-specific primers and the same products were sequenced using both Sanger and 454 pyrosequencing approaches. Of 99 HIV-infected patients with acute HCV treated with 24-48 weeks of pegylated interferon alpha and ribavirin, 15 failed to achieve a sustained virological response (six relapsed, six had a null response, and three had a partial response). Using direct sequencing, 10/15 patients (66%) had evidence of a previously undetected strain posttreatment; in many studies, this is interpreted as reinfection. However, pyrosequencing revealed that 15/15 (100%) of patients had evidence of persisting infection; 6/15 (40%) patients had evidence of a previously undetected variant present in the posttreatment sample in addition to a variant that was detected at baseline. This could represent superinfection or a limitation of the sensitivity of pyrosequencing. Conclusion: In this high-risk group, the emergence of new viral strains following treatment failure is most commonly associated with emerging dominance of preexisting minority variants rather than reinfection. Superinfection may occur in this cohort but reinfection is overestimated by Sanger sequencing. (Hepatology 2015;61:88–97) PMID:24797101

  17. Serotonergic responses in depressed patients with or without a history of alcohol use disorders and healthy controls

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    Sher, Leo; Stanley, Barbara H.; Cooper, Thomas B; Malone, Kevin M; Mann, J. John; Oquendo, Maria A

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    Dysfunction of serotonergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of major depression (MDD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD). To compare serotonin function in MDD with co-occurring AUD (MDD/AUD), MDD without co-occurring AUD (MDD only) and healthy controls (HC) we sought to study differences in prolactin responses to fenfluramine administration in patients with MDD/AUD, patients with MDD only and HC. In all, 169 subjects (62 MDD/AUD, 75 MDD only, and 32 HC) were entered...

  18. Persistence of goiter despite adequate iodine intake

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    To evaluate the state of iodine uptake and frequency of goiter in a previously endemic population after use of iodine salt for ten years. In an area in south of Iran following examination of randomly selected 1504, 8-10 year school children, 102 cases with grade 2 or larger goiter were found. One hundred normal cases regarding thyroid examination were also selected as controls. From all 202 children, random urine specimen was assayed for iodine as an indicator of iodide intake. Frequency of goiter grade 2 or larger was 6.8%. Median levels of urinary iodine in goiterous children and controls were 20.00 micro gram/dL and 24.50 micro gram/dL respectively. Values more than 10 micro g/dL indicate sufficient intake. Frequency of iodine deficiency in patients with goiter was 14.0% vs. 12.7% in control group. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups (P value=0.748). Iodized salt has been effective to provide acceptable iodide intake but other causes are supposed to be responsible as etiologic factors for persistence of endemic goiter. (author)

  19. Incidence of psychoses among drug dependent patients in primary care with no psychiatric history: a retrospective observational matched-cohort study

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    Martin, Frisher; Orsolina I., Martino; James, Bashford; Ilana, Crome; Peter, Croft.

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    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: While several studies have indicated a link between illicit drug use and the development of psychosis, the confounding role of pre-existing psychiatric illness is unclear. This study controls for this factor to a greater extent than has hitherto been possible, using a retr [...] ospective observational matched-cohort design controlling for age, gender, socioeconomic status and prior psychiatric illness. Methods: 592 cases (diagnosed with drug misuse/dependence) and 592 controls (no recorded history of drug misuse/dependence) were drawn from all patients aged 16-44 in 183 practices within the General Practice Research Database (UK). On study entry, cases and controls had never had a psychiatric diagnosis since registering with their practice. The average look-back period was 17.7 years. The main outcome measure was diagnosis of psychosis (including schizophrenia) from study entry onwards. Results: Patients with a drug misuse/dependence diagnosis are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis than those with no drug misuse/dependence history (RR = 2.10, 95% C.I. = 1.23-3.59) with the relative risk increasing as the definition of psychosis gets narrower. Conclusions: This study has established that, when the confounding presence of previous psychiatric illness is removed, the onset of problematic substance misuse severe enough to warrant primary care consultation is a risk factor for future onset of first-ever psychotic illness. Thus, there is a distinct sub-group of psychotic patients among whom drug misuse/dependence, with no prior psychiatric illness, is a risk factor for the development of psychoses.

  20. A case-control study on the relationship between salt intake and salty taste and risk of gastric cancer

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    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate the relationship between salt intake and salty taste and risk of gastric cancer. METHODS: A 1:2 matched hospital based case-control study including 300 patients with gastric cancer and 600 cancer-free subjects as controls. Subjects were interviewed with a structured questionnaire containing 80 items, which elicited information on dietary, lifestyle habits, smoking and drinking histories. Subjects were tested for salt taste sensitivity threshold (STST using concentrated saline solutions (0.22-58.4 g/L. Conditional logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios (ORs and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI. RESULTS: Alcohol and tobacco consumption increased the risk of gastric cancer [OR (95% CI was 2.27 (1.27-4.04 for alcohol and 2.41 (1.51-3.87 for tobacco]. A protective effect was observed in frequent consumption of fresh vegetable and fruit [OR (95% CI was 0.92 (0.58-0.98 for fresh vegetable and 0.87 (0.67-0.93 for fruit]. Strong association was found between STST ? 5 and gastric cancer [OR = 5.71 (3.18-6.72]. Increased STST score was significantly associated with salted food intake and salty taste preference (P < 0.05. CONCLUSION: A high STST score is strongly associated with gastric cancer risk. STST can be used to evaluate an inherited characteristic of salt preference, and it is a simple index to verify the salt intake in clinic.

  1. Valoración de la ingesta de nutrientes y energía en paciente crítico bajo terapia nutricional enteral / Nutrients and energy intake assessment in the critically ill patient on enteral nutritional therapy

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    J., Abilés; G., Lobo; A., Pérez de la Cruz; M., Rodríguez; E., Aguayo; M. A., Cobo; R., Moreno-Torres; A., Aranda; J., Llopis; C., Sánchez; E., Planells.

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    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: El enfermo crítico es especialmente susceptible a la desnutrición debido a que su situación hipermetabólica conlleva a un aumento de los requerimientos nutricionales, que muchas veces no se cubren con el aporte de las fórmulas enterales suministradas. El estudio de la inges [...] ta nutricional resulta imprescindible en este tipo de paciente para conocer en qué medida se cubren sus necesidades energético-nutricionales, mejorando y monitorizando la terapia clínico-nutricional a seguir de la manera más personalizada posible. Metodología: Es un estudio retrospectivo en el que se evaluaron todos los pacientes ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Virgen de las Nieves desde enero a diciembre de 2003, mayores de 18 años bajo tratamiento nutricional enteral. Se estudiaron un total de 90 pacientes (52 hombres y 38 mujeres), el 81% de los mismos eran mayores de 50 años de edad, el 57% tuvieron estancias superiores a 8 días con una mortalidad del 21%. Se valoró la ingesta desde el ingreso y durante todo el período de hospitalización. Los requerimientos energéticos se calcularon a partir de la fórmula de Long modificada y se compararon las ingestas de micronutrientes con las recomendaciones generales existentes tanto para la población española como la europea la americana, y los requerimientos vitamínicos para pacientes en estado grave. Resultados: En la figura 1 se presentan los porcentajes de ingestas medias de energía y nutrientes con relación a los requerimientos teóricos calculados para ambos sexos. El aporte energético medio fue para los hombres de 1.326 cal y de 917 cal para las mujeres. Con respecto a la ingesta de macronutrientes, los valores encontrados tanto para las proteínas como para las grasas y los carbohidratos fueron inferiores al 50% de los requerimientos en ambos sexos. En la figura 2 se observa el porcentaje de adecuación a los requerimientos en el consumo de vitaminas y minerales. Las recomendaciones utilizadas como referencia corresponden a ingestas suficientes para cubrir requerimientos de individuos sanos, por lo tanto, los valores obtenidos en nuestro estudio muestran una adecuación superior al 75%, salvo casos particulares como la vitamina A y el magnesio. Sin embargo al observar la figura 3, el cual nos muestra la adecuación de las ingestas vitamínicas a las dosis recomendadas para pacientes enfermos, la ingesta es inferior al 25% de lo requerido en todos los casos, estas deficiencias repercuten de manera significativa en la cicatrización, el sistema inmune, el cardiovascular y el nervioso así como en el metabolismo del resto de macronutrientes, provocando un desequilibrio en el sistema antioxidante y empeorando la situación clínica del paciente. Conclusiones: El presente estudio nos confirma la necesidad de monitorizar de una manera personalizada las necesidades nutricionales en el paciente crítico y adaptar las recomendaciones a sus cambios metabólicos, ya que las mismas no están claramente definidas para estas situaciones en la actualidad. Es necesario aportar dosis de micronutrientes que se acerquen más a sus necesidades y así preservar o mejorar el estado nutricional y el equilibrio del sistema antioxidante, haciendo más eficaz el tratamiento clínico aplicado. Abstract in english Introduction and objectives: The critically ill patient is especially susceptible to malnutrition due to his/her hypermetabolic state that leads to an increase in the nutritional requirementes, which many times are not compensated with the administered enteral formulas. The assessment of nutritional [...] intake is essential in this kind of patients to know to what level their energetic and nutritional requirements are fulfilled, improving and monitoring in the most individualized possible way to indicated clinical and nutritional therapu. Methodology: This is a retrospective study in which all patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Virgen de las Nieves Hospital were studied from January to December of 2003

  2. Valoración de la ingesta de nutrientes y energía en paciente crítico bajo terapia nutricional enteral Nutrients and energy intake assessment in the critically ill patient on enteral nutritional therapy

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    J. Abilés

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    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivos: El enfermo crítico es especialmente susceptible a la desnutrición debido a que su situación hipermetabólica conlleva a un aumento de los requerimientos nutricionales, que muchas veces no se cubren con el aporte de las fórmulas enterales suministradas. El estudio de la ingesta nutricional resulta imprescindible en este tipo de paciente para conocer en qué medida se cubren sus necesidades energético-nutricionales, mejorando y monitorizando la terapia clínico-nutricional a seguir de la manera m??s personalizada posible. Metodología: Es un estudio retrospectivo en el que se evaluaron todos los pacientes ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Virgen de las Nieves desde enero a diciembre de 2003, mayores de 18 años bajo tratamiento nutricional enteral. Se estudiaron un total de 90 pacientes (52 hombres y 38 mujeres, el 81% de los mismos eran mayores de 50 años de edad, el 57% tuvieron estancias superiores a 8 días con una mortalidad del 21%. Se valoró la ingesta desde el ingreso y durante todo el período de hospitalización. Los requerimientos energéticos se calcularon a partir de la fórmula de Long modificada y se compararon las ingestas de micronutrientes con las recomendaciones generales existentes tanto para la población española como la europea la americana, y los requerimientos vitamínicos para pacientes en estado grave. Resultados: En la figura 1 se presentan los porcentajes de ingestas medias de energía y nutrientes con relación a los requerimientos teóricos calculados para ambos sexos. El aporte energético medio fue para los hombres de 1.326 cal y de 917 cal para las mujeres. Con respecto a la ingesta de macronutrientes, los valores encontrados tanto para las proteínas como para las grasas y los carbohidratos fueron inferiores al 50% de los requerimientos en ambos sexos. En la figura 2 se observa el porcentaje de adecuación a los requerimientos en el consumo de vitaminas y minerales. Las recomendaciones utilizadas como referencia corresponden a ingestas suficientes para cubrir requerimientos de individuos sanos, por lo tanto, los valores obtenidos en nuestro estudio muestran una adecuación superior al 75%, salvo casos particulares como la vitamina A y el magnesio. Sin embargo al observar la figura 3, el cual nos muestra la adecuación de las ingestas vitamínicas a las dosis recomendadas para pacientes enfermos, la ingesta es inferior al 25% de lo requerido en todos los casos, estas deficiencias repercuten de manera significativa en la cicatrización, el sistema inmune, el cardiovascular y el nervioso así como en el metabolismo del resto de macronutrientes, provocando un desequilibrio en el sistema antioxidante y empeorando la situación clínica del paciente. Conclusiones: El presente estudio nos confirma la necesidad de monitorizar de una manera personalizada las necesidades nutricionales en el paciente crítico y adaptar las recomendaciones a sus cambios metabólicos, ya que las mismas no están claramente definidas para estas situaciones en la actualidad. Es necesario aportar dosis de micronutrientes que se acerquen más a sus necesidades y así preservar o mejorar el estado nutricional y el equilibrio del sistema antioxidante, haciendo más eficaz el tratamiento clínico aplicado.Introduction and objectives: The critically ill patient is especially susceptible to malnutrition due to his/her hypermetabolic state that leads to an increase in the nutritional requirementes, which many times are not compensated with the administered enteral formulas. The assessment of nutritional intake is essential in this kind of patients to know to what level their energetic and nutritional requirements are fulfilled, improving and monitoring in the most individualized possible way to indicated clinical and nutritional therapu. Methodology: This is a retrospective study in which all patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Virgen de las Nieves Hospital were studied from January to December of 2003, aged more than 18 years, and

  3. Stigma, social reciprocity and exclusion of HIV/AIDS patients with illicit drug histories: A study of Thai nurses' attitudes

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Stigma is a key barrier for the delivery of care to patients living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA. In the Asia region, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has disproportionately affected socially marginalised groups, in particular, injecting drug users. The effect of the stigmatising attitudes towards injecting drug users on perceptions of PLWHA within the health care contexts has not been thoroughly explored, and typically neglected in terms of stigma intervention. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a group of twenty Thai trainee and qualified nurses. Drawing upon the idea of 'social reciprocity', this paper examines the constructions of injecting drug users and PLWHA by a group of Thai nurses. Narratives were explored with a focus on how participants' views concerning the high-risk behaviour of injecting drug use might influence their attitudes towards PLWHA. Results The analysis shows that active efforts were made by participants to separate their views of patients living with HIV/AIDS from injecting drug users. While the former were depicted as patients worthy of social support and inclusion, the latter were excluded on the basis that they were perceived as irresponsible 'social cheaters' who pose severe social and economic harm to the community. Absent in the narratives were references to wider socio-political and epidemiological factors related to drug use and needle sharing that expose injecting drug users to risk; these behaviours were constructed as individual choices, allowing HIV positive drug users to be blamed for their seropositive status. These attitudes could potentially have indirect negative implications on the nurses' opinions of patients living with HIV/AIDS more generally. Conclusion Decreasing the stigma associated with illicit drugs might play crucial role in improving attitudes towards patients living with HIV/AIDS. Providing health workers with a broader understanding of risk behaviours and redirecting government injecting drug policy to harm reduction are discussed as some of the ways for stigma intervention to move forward.

  4. Socioeconomic Status is Significantly Associated with Dietary Salt Intakes and Blood Pressure in Japanese Workers (J-HOPE Study)

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    Sumiko Kurioka; Masaya Takahashi; Akihito Shimazu; Akiomi Inoue; Norito Kawakami; Hideki Hashimoto; Akizumi Tsutsumi; Setsuko Taneichi; Yixuan Song; Koichi Miyaki; Takuro Shimbo

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    The association of socioeconomic status (SES) with nutrients intakes attracts public attention worldwide. In the current study, we examined the associations of SES with dietary salt intake and health outcomes in general Japanese workers (2,266) who participated in this Japanese occupational cohort. SES was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire. Dietary intakes were assessed with a validated, brief, self-administered diet history questionnaire (BDHQ). Multiple linear regression and str...

  5. Concomitant methotrexate and tacrolimus augment the clinical response to abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with a prior history of biological DMARD use.

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    Takahashi, Nobunori; Fujibayashi, Takayoshi; Kida, Daihei; Hirano, Yuji; Kato, Takefumi; Kato, Daizo; Saito, Kiwamu; Kaneko, Atsushi; Yabe, Yuichiro; Takagi, Hideki; Oguchi, Takeshi; Miyake, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Tsuyoshi; Hayashi, Masatoshi; Kanayama, Yasuhide; Funahashi, Koji; Hanabayashi, Masahiro; Hirabara, Shinya; Asai, Shuji; Takemoto, Toki; Terabe, Kenya; Asai, Nobuyuki; Yoshioka, Yutaka; Ishiguro, Naoki; Kojima, Toshihisa

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    This observational retrospective study examined whether abatacept efficacy could be augmented with concomitant methotrexate (MTX) or tacrolimus (TAC) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who experienced failure with prior biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and in whom favorable therapeutic efficacy is difficult to achieve. All patients with a prior biological DMARD history who were treated with abatacept for 52 weeks and registered in a Japanese multicentre registry were included. Clinical efficacy and safety of abatacept according to the concomitant drug used, i.e., none (ABT-mono), MTX (ABT-MTX), and TAC (ABT-TAC), were compared. A greater mean percent change of DAS28-ESR was observed in the ABT-TAC group compared with the ABT-mono group at weeks 12 (-20.5 vs. -5.4 %, p = 0.035) and 24 (-25.0 vs. -11.0 %, p = 0.036). ABT-MTX and ABT-TAC groups had a significantly higher proportion of patients who achieved low disease activity (LDA) within 52 weeks compared with the respective baselines, while no significant change was observed in the ABT-mono group. A higher proportion of patients in the ABT-TAC group achieved EULAR moderate response compared with the ABT-mono group at week 52 (66.7 vs. 35.0 %, p = 0.025). Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that concomitant TAC use was independently associated with the achievement of LDA and EULAR response at 52 weeks, while concomitant MTX use was not. Concomitant TAC use may offer a suitable option for RA patients treated with abatacept after prior biological DMARD failure, likely because both abatacept and TAC affect T cell activation. PMID:25991396

  6. Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis in a patient with a 7-year history of being diagnosed as schizophrenia: complexities in diagnosis and treatment

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    Full Text Available Chaohua Huang,1,2,4,* Yukun Kang,1,* Bo Zhang,1 Bin Li,1 Changjian Qiu,1 Shanming Liu,1 Hongyan Ren,1,2 Yanchun Yang,1 Xiehe Liu,1 Tao Li,1–3 Wanjun Guo1,21Mental Health Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China; 2State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, Psychiatric Laboratory, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China; 3Mental Health Education Center, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China; 4Mental Health Center, Affiliated Hospital of Luzhou Medical College, Luzhou, People’s Republic of China*These authors contributed equally to this workAbstract: Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR encephalitis is a form of autoimmune encephalitis associated with antibodies against the NR1 subunits of NMDARs. Although new-onset acute prominent psychotic syndromes in patients with NMDAR encephalitis have been well documented, there is a lack of case studies on differential diagnosis and treatment of anti-NMDAR encephalitis after a long-term diagnostic history of functional psychotic disorders. The present study reports an unusual case of anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The patient had been diagnosed with schizophrenia 7 years earlier, and was currently hospitalized for acute-onset psychiatric symptoms. The diagnosis became unclear when the initial psychosis was confounded with considerations of other neurotoxicities (such as neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Finally, identification of specific immunoglobulin G NR1 autoantibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid and greater effectiveness of immunotherapy over antipsychotics alone (which has been well documented in anti-NMDAR encephalitis indicated the diagnosis of anti-NMDAR encephalitis in this case. Based on the available evidence, however, the relationship between the newly diagnosed anti-NMDAR encephalitis and the seemingly clear, long-term history of schizophrenia in the preceding 7 years is uncertain. This case report illustrates that psychiatrists should consider anti-NMDAR encephalitis and order tests for specific immunoglobulin G NR1 autoantibodies in patients presenting with disorientation, disturbance of consciousness, cognitive deficit, dyskinesia, autonomic disturbance, or rapid deterioration, even with a seemingly clear history of a psychiatric disorder and no specific findings on routine neuroimaging, electroencephalography, or cerebrospinal fluid tests in the early stage of the illness.Keywords: anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis, schizophrenia, differential diagnosis, treatment

  7. Case report of right hamate hook fracture in a patient with previous fracture history of left hamate hook: is it hamate bipartite?

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hamate hook fracture is a common fracture in golfers and others who play sports that involve rackets or sticks such as tennis or hockey. This patient had a previous hamate fracture in the opposing wrist along with potential features of hamate bipartite. Case presentation A 19 year old male presented with a complaint of right wrist pain on the ulnar side of the wrist with no apparent mechanism of injury. The pain came on gradually one week before being seen in the office and he reported no prior care for the complaint. His history includes traumatic left hamate hook fracture with surgical excision. Conclusion The patient was found to have marked tenderness over the hamate and with a prior fracture to the other wrist, computed tomography of the wrist was ordered revealing a fracture to the hamate hook in the right wrist. He was referred for surgical evaluation and the hook of the hamate was excised. Post-surgically, the patient was able to return to normal activity within eight weeks. This case is indicative of fracture rather than hamate bipartite. This fracture should be considered in a case of ulnar sided wrist pain where marked tenderness is noted over the hamate, especially after participation in club or racket sports.

  8. Gray platelet syndrome: natural history of a large patient cohort and locus assignment to chromosome 3p

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    GUNAY-AYGUN, MERAL; Zivony-Elboum, Yifat; Gumruk, Fatma; Geiger, Dan; Cetin, Mualla; Khayat, Morad; Kleta, Robert; Kfir, Nehama; Anikster, Yair; Chezar, Judith; ARCOS-BURGOS, MAURICIO; Shalata, Adel; Stanescu, Horia; Manaster, Joseph; ARAT, Mutlu

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    Gray platelet syndrome (GPS) is an inherited bleeding disorder characterized by macrothrombocytopenia and absence of platelet ?-granules resulting in typical gray platelets on peripheral smears. GPS is associated with a bleeding tendency, myelofibrosis, and splenomegaly. Reports on GPS are limited to case presentations. The causative gene and underlying pathophysiology are largely unknown. We present the results of molecular genetic analysis of 116 individuals including 25 GPS patients from 1...

  9. Next-Generation Sequencing Sheds Light on the Natural History of Hepatitis C Infection in Patients Who Fail Treatment

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    Abdelrahman, Tamer; Hughes, Joseph; Main, Janice; Mclauchlan, John; Thursz, Mark; Thomson, Emma

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    High rates of sexually transmitted infection and reinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have recently been reported in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men and reinfection has also been described in monoinfected injecting drug users. The diagnosis of reinfection has traditionally been based on direct Sanger sequencing of samples pre- and posttreatment, but not on more sensitive deep sequencing techniques. We studied viral quasispecies dynamics in patients wh...

  10. Food and nutrient intake in relation to mental wellbeing

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background We studied food consumption and nutrient intake in subjects with depressed mood, anxiety and insomnia as indices of compromised mental wellbeing. Methods The study population consisted of 29,133 male smokers aged 50 to 69 years who entered the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study in 1985–1988. This was a placebo-controlled trial to test whether supplementation with alpha-tocopherol or beta-carotene prevents lung cancer. At baseline 27,111 men completed a diet history questionnaire from which food and alcohol consumption and nutrient intake were calculated. The questionnaire on background and medical history included three symptoms on mental wellbeing, anxiety, depression and insomnia experienced in the past four months. Results Energy intake was higher in men who reported anxiety or depressed mood, and those reporting any such symptoms consumed more alcohol. Subjects reporting anxiety or depressed mood had higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Conclusions Our findings conflict with the previous reports of beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on mood.

  11. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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    Full Text Available ... Taking calcium supplements or increasing calcium intake through food may not improve bone health, according to two ... there was no evidence that upping calcium through food prevents fractures. An accompanying editorial concludes, “The weight ...

  12. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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    Full Text Available ... density…which the authors wrote are unlikely to lead to a clinically meaningful reduction in risk of fracture. In the second analysis, dietary calcium intake was not associated with a reduced risk ...

  13. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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    Full Text Available ... calcium improved bone mineral density or helped prevent fractures in women and men over 50 years of ... to a clinically meaningful reduction in risk of fracture. In the second analysis, dietary calcium intake was ...

  14. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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    Full Text Available ... men over 50 years of age. The first analysis found that increasing calcium from dietary sources or ... reduction in risk of fracture. In the second analysis, dietary calcium intake was not associated with a ...

  15. Usual Intake of Cured meat

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    Usual Intake of Cured meat Table A25. Cured meat: Means, percentiles and standard errors of usual intake, 2007-2010 Age (Years) N1 oz equivalents3 Mean (SE)2 5% (SE) 10% (SE) 25% (SE) 50% (SE) 75% (SE) 90% (SE) 95% (SE) Males 1-3 774 0.7 (0.04) 0.2 (0.04) 0.3

  16. Dietary Salt Intake and Hypertension

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    Ha, Sung Kyu

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    Over the past century, salt has been the subject of intense scientific research related to blood pressure elevation and cardiovascular mortalities. Moderate reduction of dietary salt intake is generally an effective measure to reduce blood pressure. However, recently some in the academic society and lay media dispute the benefits of salt restriction, pointing to inconsistent outcomes noted in some observational studies. A reduction in dietary salt from the current intake of 9-12 g/day to the ...

  17. Food Intake and Stress, Human

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    Smith, K.; Goodwin, GM

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    The intake of food is critical for the survival of any organism. There are complex homeostatic mechanisms that ensure that when food is restricted the drive to eat increases. However, there is now growing evidence that behaviors such as dieting, during which eating behavior is purposefully modified for cosmetic or health reasons, may affect other behaviors, including mood and the ability to cope under stressful circumstances. Conversely, stress can alter food intake, and the degree to which t...

  18. Nutritional adequacy of dietary intake in women with anorexia nervosa

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    Background: Understanding nutrient intake of anorexia nervosa (AN) patients is essential for the establishment of dietary treatment. Design: Women, aged 19 to 30 years, with both restricting and binge purge types of AN, participating in an ecological momentary assessment study, completed three nonc...

  19. A genomic and transcriptomic approach for a differential diagnosis between primary and secondary ovarian carcinomas in patients with a previous history of breast cancer

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    The distinction between primary and secondary ovarian tumors may be challenging for pathologists. The purpose of the present work was to develop genomic and transcriptomic tools to further refine the pathological diagnosis of ovarian tumors after a previous history of breast cancer. Sixteen paired breast-ovary tumors from patients with a former diagnosis of breast cancer were collected. The genomic profiles of paired tumors were analyzed using the Affymetrix GeneChip® Mapping 50 K Xba Array or Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0 (for one pair), and the data were normalized with ITALICS (ITerative and Alternative normaLIzation and Copy number calling for affymetrix Snp arrays) algorithm or Partek Genomic Suite, respectively. The transcriptome of paired samples was analyzed using Affymetrix GeneChip® Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Arrays, and the data were normalized with gc-Robust Multi-array Average (gcRMA) algorithm. A hierarchical clustering of these samples was performed, combined with a dataset of well-identified primary and secondary ovarian tumors. In 12 of the 16 paired tumors analyzed, the comparison of genomic profiles confirmed the pathological diagnosis of primary ovarian tumor (n = 5) or metastasis of breast cancer (n = 7). Among four cases with uncertain pathological diagnosis, genomic profiles were clearly distinct between the ovarian and breast tumors in two pairs, thus indicating primary ovarian carcinomas, and showed common patterns in the two others, indicating metastases from breast cancer. In all pairs, the result of the transcriptomic analysis was concordant with that of the genomic analysis. In patients with ovarian carcinoma and a previous history of breast cancer, SNP array analysis can be used to distinguish primary and secondary ovarian tumors. Transcriptomic analysis may be used when primary breast tissue specimen is not available

  20. Discovery of a sexual stage in Trichophyton onychocola, a presumed geophilic dermatophyte isolated from toenails of patients with a history of T. rubrum onychomycosis.

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    Hubka, Vit; Nissen, Christoffer V; Jensen, Rasmus Hare; Arendrup, Maiken C; Cmokova, Adela; Kubatova, Alena; Skorepova, Magdalena; Kolarik, Miroslav

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    Trichophyton onychocola is a recently described geophilic dermatophyte that has been isolated from a toenail of Czech patient with a history of onychomycosis due to T. rubrum and clinical suspicion of relapse. In this study, we report a similar case from Denmark in an otherwise healthy 56-year-old man. The patient had a history of great toenail infection caused by T. rubrum in 2004 and presented with suspected relapse in 2011 and 2013. Trichophyton onychocola was the only microbial agent isolated at the second visit in 2013 and the identification was confirmed by DNA sequencing. Direct microscopic nail examination was positive for hyphae, however the etiological significance of T. onychocola was not supported by repeated isolation of the fungus. This new species may be an overlooked geophilic species due to the resemblance to some common species, for example, zoophilic T. interdigitale or some species of geophilic dermatophytes. We included differential diagnosis with phenotypically similar species; however, it is recommended that molecular methods are used for correct identification. The MAT locus of Danish strain was of opposite mating type than in the previously isolated Czech strain and the two isolates were successfully mated. The mating experiments with related heterothallic species T. thuringiense and Arthroderma melis were negative. The sexual state showed all typical signs of arthroderma-morph and is described by using optical as well as scanning electron microscopy. The sexual state was induced on a set of agar media, however low cultivation temperature and the presence of keratin source were crucial for the success rather than formulation of medium. PMID:26129891

  1. Estado nutricional e adequação da ingestão de energia e nutrientes em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca / Nutritional status and adequacy of energy and nutrient intakes among heart failure patients / Estado nutricional y adecuación de la ingesta de energía y nutrientes en pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca

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    Bárbara Hatzlhoffer, Lourenço; Lis Proença, Vieira; Alessandra, Macedo; Miyoko, Nakasato; Maria de Fátima Nunes, Marucci; Edimar Alcides, Bocchi.

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Maior conhecimento sobre o estado nutricional e a ingestão de energia e nutrientes é necessário para auxiliar no tratamento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC). OBJETIVO: Verificar o estado nutricional e analisar a adequação da ingestão de energia, macro e micronutrientes de pac [...] ientes com IC em atendimento ambulatorial. MÉTODOS: Foram coletados dados antropométricos e de ingestão alimentar habitual de 125 pacientes (72% homens, 52,1±9,8 anos, IMC 26,9±4,4 kg/m²). As variáveis antropométricas foram comparadas entre os sexos, e analisou-se a adequação da ingestão de energia e nutrientes perante as recomendações. RESULTADOS: Depleção ou risco de depleção das reservas musculares estava presente em 38,4% dos pacientes (associação com sexo masculino; p Abstract in spanish FUNDAMENTO: Para ayudar en el tratamiento de pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca (IC) es necesario un mayor conocimiento sobre el estado nutricional y la ingesta de energía y nutrientes. OBJETIVO: Verificar el estado nutricional y analizar la adecuación de la ingesta de energía, macro y micronutrie [...] ntes de pacientes con IC en atención ambulatoria. MÉTODOS: Se recolectaron datos antropométricos y de la ingesta alimentaria habitual de 125 pacientes (72% hombres, 52,1±9,8 años, IMC 26,9±4,4 kg/m²). Se compararon las variables antropométricas de ambos sexos y se analizó la adecuación de la ingesta de energía y nutrientes frente a las recomendaciones. RESULTADOS: En el 38,4% de los pacientes (asociación con sexo masculino; p Abstract in english SUMMARY: Increased knowledge about nutritional status and energy and nutrient intakes is required to improve the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: To verify the nutritional status and evaluate the adequacy of energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes in patients with H [...] F in outpatient clinical settings. METHODS: We collected anthropometric and habitual dietary intake data of 125 patients (72% men, 52.1 ± 9.8 years, BMI 26.9 ± 4.4 kg/m2). Anthropometric variables were compared between genders, and the adequacy of energy and nutrient intakes was analyzed according to current recommendations. RESULTS: Muscle depletion or risk of depletion was present in 38.4% of patients (association with male gender, p

  2. Serotonergic responses in depressed patients with or without a history of alcohol use disorders and healthy controls.

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    Sher, Leo; Stanley, Barbara H; Cooper, Thomas B; Malone, Kevin M; Mann, J John; Oquendo, Maria A

    2008-09-01

    Dysfunction of serotonergic neurotransmission has been implicated in the etiopathogenesis of major depression (MDD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD). To compare serotonin function in MDD with co-occurring AUD (MDD/AUD), MDD without co-occurring AUD (MDD only) and healthy controls (HC) we sought to study differences in prolactin responses to fenfluramine administration in patients with MDD/AUD, patients with MDD only and HC. In all, 169 subjects (62 MDD/AUD, 75 MDD only, and 32 HC) were entered into the study. Controlling for gender, prolactin responses were lower in the MDD/AUD group compared to the MDD only or the HC group. Controlling for gender and aggression, prolactin responses in the MDD/AUD group remained significantly lower compared to the HC group but the difference between the MDD/AUD and the MDD only groups disappeared. The difference in prolactin responses between MDD/AUD and MDD only could be attributed to higher aggression scores in the MDD/AUD group compared to the MDD group. PMID:18590952

  3. [Impossibility of artificial ventilation in a prone position in a patient with deformity of the spine (case-history).].

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    Cundrle, I; Vlach, O; Ondrásková, H

    1994-01-01

    The authors present the case of a 15-year-old female patient (Jehova's Witness) who was operated at the age of two on account of a Wilms' tumour of the kidney and irradiated with subsequent postirra-diation scoliosis. In 1990-1993 she was six times subjected to anaesthesia for distraction with a Harrington rod and repeated redistractions. All anaesthesias were of the general type, with artificial pulmonary ventilation in the prone position and without complications. Anaesthesiological methods and procedures were used which made it possible to avoid administration of blood or blood derivatives. In March 1993 the patient was prepared with erythropoietin for the final treatment of the deformed spine. During general anaesthesia suddenly artificial pulmonary ventilation in a prone position became impossible due to complete collapse of the trachea closely behind the end of the armed tracheal tube. After postponing the procedure, bronchoscopic and CT examination in a supine position during spontaneous respiration confirmed stenosis of the distal portion of the trachea to one third of the lumen. The authors assume that the cause are altered anatomical relations of the mediastinum caused by distraction and repeated redistractions in a field affected by irradiation. Key words: deformity of the spine, stenosis of the trachea, Jehova's Witnesses. PMID:20444389

  4. Projected prevalence of inadequate nutrient intakes in Europe

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    Vinas, B.R.; Barba, L.R.; Ngo, J.; Gurinovic, M.; Novakovic, R.; Cavelaars, A.J.E.M.; de Groot, C. P. G. M.; Veer, P. van der; Matthys, C; L Serra Majem

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    Background: The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence of nutrient intake inadequacy in Europe, applying the Nordic Nutritional Recommendations in the context of the EURRECA Network of Excellence. Methods: Nutrient data was obtained from the European Nutrition and Health Report II. Those nutritional surveys using a validated food frequency questionnaire or diet history and a food diary/ register with at least 7 days of registers or with an adjustment for intraindividual variabili...

  5. Angioedema hereditario: Historia familiar y manifestaciones clínicas en 58 pacientes / Hereditary angioedema: Family history and clinical manifestations in 58 patients

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    Diego S., Fernández Romero; Pamela, Di Marco; Alejandro, Malbrán.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El angioedema hereditario (AEH) es una enfermedad rara, autosómica dominante, caracterizada por episodios de angioedema que comprometen la piel, el tracto gastrointestinal y la laringe. Analizamos las características epidemiológicas y clínicas en una serie de 58 pacientes, 53 (91%) con diagnóstico d [...] e AEH tipo I y 5 (9%) con tipo II. La edad media al inicio fue de 10.8 ± 9.5 años (0.1 a 59) y de 25.8 ± 16.2 años (2 a 77) en el momento del diagnóstico, con un retraso diagnóstico de 15.3 ± 14.3 años. El promedio de ataques en los 6 meses previos a la consulta fue de 7.4 ± 7.6 (0 a 40). Cincuenta y cuatro (93%) presentaron ataques cutáneos, 50 (86%) abdominales, 24 (41%) laríngeos y 24 (41%) cutáneos y abdominales combinados. Veintisiete (46.5%) nunca utilizaron medicación preventiva para la enfermedad y 17 (29%) recibieron danazol en diferentes dosis por diferentes periodos de tiempo. Durante los ataques, 15 (26%) pacientes recibieron C1 inhibidor endovenoso alguna vez, 7 (12%) recibieron plasma fresco y 40 (69%) tratamiento sintomático. Ansiedad o situaciones de estrés y traumatismos fueron los desencadenantes más frecuentes. Identificamos a 6 (10%) pacientes como primera mutación y a 52 (90%) con historia familiar previa. Analizamos 20 troncos familiares identificando 205 individuos en riesgo de heredar la enfermedad, 109 (53%) de ellos con síntomas o diagnóstico AEH. El total de individuos con síntomas de AEH fue de 145, de los cuales 19 (13%) murieron por asfixia. Disminuir el retraso diagnóstico y ofrecer una terapéutica adecuada son desafíos a afrontar en el AEH. Abstract in english Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal dominant disease, characterized by episodes of edema typically involving the skin, gastrointestinal tract and larynx. We here describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristic of a series of 58 patients with diagnosis of HAE, 53 (91%) type I and 5 [...] (9%) type II. The mean age at first symptom was 10.8 ± 9.5 years and the mean age at diagnosis was 25.8 ± 16.2 years old, with a diagnosis delay of 15.3 ± 14.3 years. The mean number of attacks in the previous 6 months was 7.4 ± 7.6 range 0 to 40. Fifty four (93%) had cutaneous attacks, 50 (86%) abdominal attacks, 24 (41%) laryngeal attacks and 24 (41%) combined cutaneous and abdominal attacks. Twenty seven (46.5%) patients never received preventive treatments and 17 (29%) received danazol in different doses for different periods of time. During the attacks, 15 (26%) patients were treated with C1 inhibitor at least once, 7 (12%) with fresh frozen plasma and 40 (69%) received only supportive treatment. Stress and trauma were identified as attacks triggers. Six (10%) patients were first mutation and 52 (90%) had HAE ancestors. We reconstructed 20 kindred, identifying 205 individuals at risk of inheriting the disease, 109 (53 %) of them had signs or laboratory diagnosis of HAE. The total number of identified HAE individuals was 145, 19 (13%) died with asphyxia. So, shortening of diagnosis delay and appropriate treatment of HAE are a challenge to be fulfilled.

  6. Are Reductions in Population Sodium Intake Achievable?

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    Jessica L. Levings; Cogswell, Mary E.; Janelle Peralez Gunn

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    The vast majority of Americans consume too much sodium, primarily from packaged and restaurant foods. The evidence linking sodium intake with direct health outcomes indicates a positive relationship between higher levels of sodium intake and cardiovascular disease risk, consistent with the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure. Despite communication and educational efforts focused on lowering sodium intake over the last three decades data suggest average US sodium intake has r...

  7. Food intake and nutritional status after gastrectomy

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    Bisballe, S; Buus, S; Lund, B; Hessov, I

    1986-01-01

    Food intake and nutritional status was studied in 67 patients, who had had a gastrectomy 2-30 years earlier, and in a randomly selected, matched group of healthy persons. The gastrectomized patients weighed less than the control persons (women 56.4 +/- 9.5 vs 61.4 +/- 6.9 kg; P less than 0.05; men 72.4 +/- 12.5 vs 77.7 +/- 9.2 kg; P less than 0.02). Compared to the controls the gastrectomized women had a significantly lower fat-free mass (37.8 +/- 4.1 vs 40.7 +/- 4.3 kg; P less than 0.02), where...

  8. Serum Malondialdehyde and Lipid Profile Levels of Young Patients "Haven’t a Family History of Hypertension": A New Study for Cases in the Civic Society

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    R. H. Jasim

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    Full Text Available This study was designed to evaluate the effect of the oxidative stress in sera of young patients without a family history of hypertension, then find the relation of it to lipid profile. The study involved 56 young healthy (30.5 ± 4.7 years and 23 healthy elderly volunteers (66.3 ± 3.5 years, these individuals were compared with 67 patients (28.6 ± 5.0 years, attending the Gastro Intestinal and Liver Centre at Al Sader Medical City and several specialized clinics in Najaf government. Malondialdehyde level was measured by TBARS assay as reflection to the oxidative stress effect. Using standard enzymatic assays, TG, TC, HDL-C, VLDL- -C, and LDL-C values were measured for patients and controls on the same day of sample obtainment. Levels of serum MDA, TG, VLDL-C, and LDL-C were significantly raised (p<0.005 in hypertensive patients group when compared with young and elderly controls, while non significant variations were obtained when the control groups were compared together. Daytime SBP and DBP were both strong positive correlated (r=0.82, p<0.005 for SBP, and r=0.95, p<0.005 for DBP with the MDA in hypertensive patients, but in elderly controls only the correlation between SBP and MDA levels was statistically significant (r=0.61, p<0.005. Sera TG, VLDL-C, and LDL-C levels showed the same of MDA results when they were correlated to SBP and DBP, while correlations between blood pressure with sera TC were moderate positively in the study groups. In spite of; HDL-C levels in hypertensive patients were within the levels of those of two control groups, HDL-C levels showed negatively correlation with both SBP and DBP. Notably, there was a positive correlation (r=0.60, p<0.005 between serum LDL-C levels and SBP of elderly controls, no such correlations were observed when the relation was between Daytime SBP and DBP and VLDL-C or LDL-C of young controls the highly significant positive correlation (r = 0.94 at p<0.005 of MDA and TG of the hypertensive patients. Significant positive correlations were also observed for MDA with VLDL-C (r = 0.74 at p<0.005, and with LDL-C (r = 0.71 at p<0.005. It is well known that the endogenous female sex hormones have significant effect on lipid levels, according to that, testing the gender effect was occurred. MDA level in the study subgroups revealed a significant increase (p<0.005 in male patients when compared to females, while, student's t-test failed to exhibit significant changes among male and female subgroups in the control groups. Except for the significantly variation (p<0.005 of TG in the patient subgroups, all the other lipid profile parameters showed no significant differences between male and female subgroups. Concerning the controls’ subgroups, TG, TC, HDL-C, VLDL-C, and LDL-C were comparabltween male and female subgroups. Finally, treatment for hypertension is similar for all demographic groups, but socioeconomic factors and lifestyle may be barriers to BP control in some patients, therefore; dealing with transitory hardships and arrangement of food style may be consider as a prim factors in the hypertension treatment

  9. Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia developing in a patient with history of peripheral T-cell lymphoma: evidence for multicentric T-cell lymphoproliferative process

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    Auerbach Aaron

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE is a vasocentric process characterized by infiltrates of lymphocytes and eosinophils, usually affecting the muscular arteries of the head and neck. Currently it is unclear whether it is a reactive or neoplastic process. Report We present a 61-year-old African American male with a twenty year history of superficial skin patches involving the head and neck region. An excisional biopsy of a right submental lymph node revealed an atypical T-cell lymphocytic process, diagnosed as peripheral T-cell lymphoma after immunophenotyping and molecular studies. Three months later the patient underwent a biopsy of a left temporal nodule that was diagnosed as ALHE. Subsequently, at two year follow-up, the patient was diagnosed with Mycosis Fungoides. Polymerase chain reaction for T cell receptor gamma showed the same T-cell receptor gene rearrangement in both the temporal mass and the right submental lymph node. Conclusion ALHE with molecular evidence of monoclonality is extremely unusual, as is the association with nodal peripheral T-cell nodal lymphoma. The findings of this case support our hypothesis that ALHE might be an early form of T-cell lymphoma.

  10. Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia developing in a patient with history of peripheral T-cell lymphoma: evidence for multicentric T-cell lymphoproliferative process

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    Gonzalez-Cuyar, Luis F; Tavora, Fabio; Zhao, X Frank; Wang, Guanghua; Auerbach, Aaron; Aguilera, Nadine; Burke, Allen P

    2008-01-01

    Background Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a vasocentric process characterized by infiltrates of lymphocytes and eosinophils, usually affecting the muscular arteries of the head and neck. Currently it is unclear whether it is a reactive or neoplastic process. Report We present a 61-year-old African American male with a twenty year history of superficial skin patches involving the head and neck region. An excisional biopsy of a right submental lymph node revealed an atypical T-cell lymphocytic process, diagnosed as peripheral T-cell lymphoma after immunophenotyping and molecular studies. Three months later the patient underwent a biopsy of a left temporal nodule that was diagnosed as ALHE. Subsequently, at two year follow-up, the patient was diagnosed with Mycosis Fungoides. Polymerase chain reaction for T cell receptor gamma showed the same T-cell receptor gene rearrangement in both the temporal mass and the right submental lymph node. Conclusion ALHE with molecular evidence of monoclonality is extremely unusual, as is the association with nodal peripheral T-cell nodal lymphoma. The findings of this case support our hypothesis that ALHE might be an early form of T-cell lymphoma. PMID:18510751

  11. Dairy products and calcium intake during pregnancy and dental caries in children

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    Tanaka Keiko; Miyake Yoshihiro; Sasaki Satoshi; Hirota Yoshio

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    Abstract Background Maternal nutrition status during pregnancy may affect fetal tooth development, formation, and mineralization, and may affect dental caries susceptibility in children. We investigated the association between maternal intake of dairy products and calcium during pregnancy and the risk of childhood dental caries. Methods Subjects were 315 Japanese mother-child pairs. Data on maternal intake during pregnancy were assessed through a diet history questionnaire. Outcome data was c...

  12. HPA axis dampening by limited sucrose intake: reward frequency vs. caloric consumption

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    Ulrich-Lai, Yvonne M.; Ostrander, Michelle M.; Herman, James P

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    Individuals often cope with stress by consuming calorically-dense, highly-palatable “comfort” foods. The present work explores the stress-relieving properties of palatable foods in a rat model of limited sucrose intake. In this model, adult male rats with free access to chow and water are given additional access to a small amount of sucrose drink (or water as a control). A history of such limited sucrose intake reduces the collective (HPA axis, sympathetic, and behavioral-anxiety) stress resp...

  13. Calcium intake and risk of primary hyperparathyroidism in women: prospective cohort study

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    Paik, Julie; Curhan, Gary Craig; Taylor, Eric N

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To examine the association between calcium intake and risk of primary hyperparathyroidism in women. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Nurses’ Health Study I, which originally recruited participants from the 11 most populous states in the United States. Participants 58 354 female registered nurses enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study I aged 39-66 years in 1986 and with no history of primary hyperparathyroidism. Calcium intake was assessed every four years using semiquantitati...

  14. Avaliação do consumo de uma baixa quantidade diária de soja no estresse oxidativo, no perfil lipídico e inflamatório e na resistência à insulina em pacientes com síndrome metabólica / Evaluation of the intake of a low daily amount of soybeans in oxidative stress, lipid and inflammatory profile, and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic syndrome

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    Larissa Danielle, Bahls; Danielle, Venturini; Nicole de Angelis, Scripes; Marcell Alysson Batisti, Lozovoy; Tathiana Name Colado, Simão; Andréa Name Colado, Simão; Isaias, Dichi; Helena Kaminami, Morimoto.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudos demonstram que o consumo regular de soja diminui o risco cardiovascular e de diabetes. No entanto, grande parte desses estudos preconiza a ingestão diária de 25 g ou mais de proteína de soja, quantidade essa considerada alta e não bem tolerada pelos pacientes. O objetivo deste trab [...] alho foi avaliar o efeito do baixo consumo diário de soja no estresse oxidativo e nos componentes da síndrome metabólica (SM). SUJEITOS E MÉTODOS:Quarenta indivíduos com SM foram selecionados e alocados em dois grupos: grupo controle (n = 20) e grupo soja (n = 20), que consumiu diariamente 12,95 g de proteína de soja, durante 90 dias. RESULTADOS:Após o tratamento o grupo soja apresentou diminuição da glicemia de jejum e aumento nos níveis de HDL e adiponectina. CONCLUSÃO: O consumo de uma baixa quantidade de soja por 90 dias, além de bem tolerado pelos pacientes, foi capaz de melhorar vários parâmetros relacionados à fisiopatologia da SM. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE:Studies show that regular consumption of soybeans reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, most of these studies recommend daily intake of 25 g or more of soy protein, an amount considered high and not well tolerated by patients. The objective of this study was to [...] assess the effect of low daily intake of soybeans in oxidative stress and in components of the metabolic syndrome (MS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty individuals with MS were selected and divided into two groups: control group (n = 20) and soybean-treated group (n = 20), which consumed 12.95 g of soy protein for 90 days. RESULTS: After the treatment, the soybean-treated group showed a decrease in fasting glucose and increase in serum HDL and adiponectin. CONCLUSION:Low intake of soy protein for 90 days, besides being well tolerated by the patients, was able to improve several parameters related to the pathophysiology of MS.

  15. Amygdala and dorsal anterior cingulate connectivity during an emotional working memory task in borderline personality disorder patients with interpersonal trauma history

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    Annegret Krause-Utz

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Emotion dysregulation and stress-related cognitive disturbances including dissociation are key features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD. Previous research suggests that amygdala hyperreactivity along with a failure to activate frontal brain areas implicated in inhibitory control (e.g., anterior cingulate cortex, ACC may underlie core symptoms of BPD. However, studies investigating interactions of fronto-limbic brain areas during cognitive inhibition of interfering emotional stimuli in BPD patients are still needed. Moreover, very little is known about how dissociation modulates fronto-limbic connectivity during emotional distraction in BPD. We used Psychophysiological Interaction (PPI to analyse amygdala and dorsal ACC (dACC connectivity in 22 un-medicated BPD patients with interpersonal trauma history and 22 healthy controls (HC, who performed a working memory task, while either no distractors or neutral vs. negative interpersonal pictures were presented. A measure of state dissociation was used to predict amygdala as well as dACC connectivity in the BPD group. During emotional distraction, both groups showed disrupted amygdala connectivity with dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which was more pronounced in the BPD group. Patients further showed stronger amygdala-hippocampus and dACC-insula connectivity during emotional interference and demonstrated a stronger coupling of the dACC with nodes of the default mode network (e.g. posterior cingulate. Dissociation positively predicted amygdala-dACC connectivity and negatively predicted dACC connectivity with insula and posterior cingulate. Our results suggest aberrant connectivity patterns involving brain regions associated with emotion processing, salience detection, and self-referential processes, which may be modulated by dissociation, in BPD. Findings might be related to difficulties in shifting attention away from external (distracting emotional stimuli as well as internal emotional states in BPD.

  16. Prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en pacientes dislipidémicos con antecedentes de revascularización miocárdica / Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in dyslipidemia patients with a history of myocardial revascularization

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    María Beatriz, Cabalé Vilariño; Daniel, Sánchez Serrano; Elain, Gutiérrez Carbonell; Amaury, Flores Sánchez.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome metabólico se caracteriza por la convergencia de varios factores de riesgo en un mismo individuo. Ha sido objeto de interés en los últimos años debido a su alta prevalencia tanto en poblaciones sanas como en aquellas con antecedentes de afecciones cardiovasculares. Objetivo [...] : Determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en pacientes dislipidémicos con revascularización miocárdica. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo que incluyó a 100 pacientes dislipidémicos revascularizados. Se utilizó el criterio diagnóstico establecido por la OMS para la clasificación de los pacientes. Resultados: El 43 % de la población presentó síndrome metabólico, cuya presencia estuvo en relación inversa con la edad. La prevalencia de sus componentes fue mayor en el sexo masculino. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de SM obtenida es alta lo que coincide con estudios internacionales de prevención secundaria. Abstract in english Introduction: The metabolic syndrome is characterized by the convergence of some risk factors in the same subject which has been the object of interest in past years due to its high prevalence in healthy populations and in those with a history of cardiovascular affections. Objective: To determine th [...] e prevalence of metabolic syndrome in dyslipidemia patients with myocardial revascularization. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted including 100 dyslipidemia patients and with revascularization. Authors used the diagnostic criterion established by WHO for the classification of patients. Results: The 43 % of population had metabolic syndrome whose presence was in an inverse relation to age. The prevalence of its components was greater in male sex. Conclusions: The obtained prevalence of the MS is high coinciding with international studies on secondary prevention.

  17. Intake of dairy calcium and tooth loss among Danish men and women

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    Adegboye, Amanda R A; Twetman, Svante; Christensen, Lisa B; Heitmann, Berit L

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether gender differences in tooth loss are influenced by caries risk and sources of dietary calcium intake. METHODS: This was a cohort study that included 432 Danish adults (30-60 y old) with information on dietary calcium intake in 1982 and 1983 and tooth loss from 1987 and 1988 through 1993 and 1994. Total calcium intake, estimated by a 7-d food record or a a diet history interview, was divided into dairy and non-dairy forms of calcium. RESULTS: In men, a 10-fold in...

  18. Water Load Test in Childhood Functional Abdominal Pain: No Relation to Food Intake and Nutritional Status.

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    Ozaki, Roberto Koity Fujihara; Soares, Ana Cristina Fontenele; da Graça Leite Speridião, Patricia; Batista de Morais, Mauro

    2015-09-01

    This cross-sectional study evaluates the relations between the water load test in childhood functional gastrointestinal disorders with food intake and nutritional status. Patients with functional dyspepsia required a lower maximum water intake to produce fullness (n?=?11, median?=?380 mL) than patients with irritable bowel syndrome (n?=?10, median?=?695 mL) or functional abdominal pain (n?=?10, median?=?670 mL) (P?560 mL (n?=?14) in the water load test, there was no relation between the maximum drinking capacity and food intake, body mass index, or height. PMID:26317680

  19. Historia natural del carcinoma hepatocelular en una cohorte de pacientes de un hospital comarcal Natural history of hepatocellular carcinoma in a cohort of patients from a county hospital

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    M. Vergara

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el carcinoma hepatocelular (CHC es una neoplasia con una elevada incidencia y una alta mortalidad. Objetivo: nuestro objetivo es la descripción de la historia natural de una cohorte de pacientes con CHC e identificar variables asociadas a supervivencia. Material y métodos: estudio retrospectivo y descriptivo de pacientes diagnosticados de CHC entre 1995-2002. Las variables cualitativas se expresaron mediante frecuencias y porcentajes y las cuantitativas con mediana y desviación típica. La supervivencia se estimó mediante el método de Kaplan Meyer y la prueba de Log Rank. Resultados: se analizaron un total de 154 pacientes con CHC. La ratio hombre-mujer fue de 2,9/1. La edad media de 68 ± 9 años. El 82% de los pacientes fueron exitus en un tiempo medio de seguimiento de 28 meses. La mediana de supervivencia fue de 21,5 meses (IC 95%: 16,98-26,04. Se realizó tratamiento con intención curativa en un 40,3% y el resto tratamiento paliativo. Las variables asociadas a la supervivencia fueron: presencia o no de ascitis, el número de lesiones en el momento del diagnóstico y si el tratamiento realizado fue con intención curativa o no. No hubieron diferencias estadísticamente significativas respecto a: sexo, edad, etiología de la cirrosis y estadio de Child en el momento del diagnóstico. Conclusiones: los factores asociados a una menor supervivencia en los pacientes con carcinoma hepatocelular fueron la presencia de ascitis y el número de lesiones en el momento del diagnóstico. La realización de tratamiento con intención curativa se asocia a una mayor supervivencia.Background: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC is a cancer with high incidence and mortality. Objective: our aim was to describe the natural history of a patient cohort with HCC, and to identify the factors associated with survival. Patients and methods: a retrospective and descriptive study of patients diagnosed with HCC between 1995 and 2002. Qualitative variables were expressed as frequencies and percentages. Quantitative variables were expressed as medians and standard deviations. Survival was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method and log rank. Results: a total of 154 patients were analyzed. The men-to-women ratio was 2.9/1. Mean age was 68 ± 9 years. 82% of patients died during a median follow-up of 28 months. Median survival was 21.5 months (95% CI: 16.98-26.04. Curative treatment was done in 40.3% of diagnosed patients, and 59.7% of patients received palliative treatment. Factors associated with survival were: ascites, number of lesions at diagnosis, and curative treatment. No statistical differences were found for the next factors: age, sex, etiology of cirrhosis, and Child-Pugh stage at diagnosis. Conclusions: factors associated with low survival in patients with HCC were ascites and number of lesions. Curative treatment is associated with a higher survival when compared to palliative treatment.

  20. Normative influences on food intake.

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    Herman, C Peter; Polivy, Janet

    2005-12-15

    Hunger and satiety have conventionally provided the framework for understanding eating and overeating. We argue that hunger and satiety play a relatively small role in everyday eating. The normative control of food intake refers to the fact that our eating is largely governed by the motive to avoid eating excessively. Dieters impose a restrictive intake norm on themselves, but often violate the norm. Personal norms are individualized rules that people develop to help themselves decide how much is appropriate to eat in a given situation. Situational norms are derived from the eating situation itself; examples include portion size and social influence, which exert powerful effects on intake. We discuss the implications of a normative approach to the analysis of eating and overeating. PMID:16243366

  1. Cardiometabolic Effects of Cheese Intake

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    Thorning, Tanja Kongerslev

    2015-01-01

    In several countries, the dietary guidelines for preventing CVD focus on reducing the intake of saturated fat. A high cheese intake in particular may however not be associated with CVD risk, despite a high content of saturated fat. This could be due to a reduced digestibility of fat in cheese. The aim of this PhD thesis was to investigate how the fat content of the cheese-matrix and the cheese ripening duration affect cardiometabolic risk markers and fecal fat excretion. The thesis is based on t...

  2. [Bone and Nutrition. Bone and phosphorus intake].

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    Arai, Hidekazu; Sakuma, Masae

    2015-07-01

    Phosphorus is necessary for bone mineralization. Although adequate phosphorus intake is essential for skeletal mineralization, it is reported that excessive phosphorus intake can induce deleterious effect on bone. Recently, since the Japanese diet has been westernized, phosphorus intake by the meat and dairy products has increased. Furthermore, along with the development of processed foods, excessive intake of inorganic phosphorus from food additives has become a problem. An adverse effect on parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion from high phosphorus intake was seen only when calcium intake was inadequate. Dietary calcium to phosphorus ratio can be considered as one of the indicators that can predict the health of the bone. PMID:26119308

  3. Lifestyle, family history, and risk of idiopathic Parkinson disease : a large danish case-control study

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    Kenborg, Line; Lassen, Christina F

    2015-01-01

    The relationship between Parkinson disease (PD) and smoking has been examined in several studies, but little is known about smoking in conjunction with other behaviors and a family history of PD. Using unconditional logistic regression analysis, we studied individual and joint associations of these factors with idiopathic PD among 1,808 Danish patients who were diagnosed in 1996-2009 and matched to 1,876 randomly selected population controls. Although there was a downward trend in duration of smoking, this was not observed for daily tobacco consumption. A moderate intake of caffeine (3.1-5 cups/day) was associated with a lower odds ratio for PD (0.45, 95% confidence interval: 0.34, 0.62), as was a moderate intake of alcohol (3.1-7 units/week) (odds ratio = 0.60, 95% confidence interval: 0.58, 0.84); a higher daily intake did not reduce the odds further. When these behaviors were studied in combination with smoking, the odds ratios were lower than those for each one alone. Compared with never smokers with no family history of PD, never smokers who did have a family history had an odds ratio of 2.81 (95% confidence interval: 1.91, 4.13); for smokers with a family history, the odds ratio was 1.60 (95% confidence interval: 1.15, 2.23). In conclusion, duration of smoking seems to be more important than intensity in the relationship between smoking and idiopathic PD. The finding of lower risk estimates for smoking in combination with caffeine or alcohol requires further confirmation.

  4. Lifestyle, family history, and risk of idiopathic Parkinson disease: a large Danish case-control study.

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    Kenborg, Line; Lassen, Christina F; Ritz, Beate; Andersen, Klaus K; Christensen, Jane; Schernhammer, Eva S; Hansen, Johnni; Wermuth, Lene; Rod, Naja H; Olsen, Jørgen H

    2015-05-15

    The relationship between Parkinson disease (PD) and smoking has been examined in several studies, but little is known about smoking in conjunction with other behaviors and a family history of PD. Using unconditional logistic regression analysis, we studied individual and joint associations of these factors with idiopathic PD among 1,808 Danish patients who were diagnosed in 1996-2009 and matched to 1,876 randomly selected population controls. Although there was a downward trend in duration of smoking, this was not observed for daily tobacco consumption. A moderate intake of caffeine (3.1-5 cups/day) was associated with a lower odds ratio for PD (0.45, 95% confidence interval: 0.34, 0.62), as was a moderate intake of alcohol (3.1-7 units/week) (odds ratio = 0.60, 95% confidence interval: 0.58, 0.84); a higher daily intake did not reduce the odds further. When these behaviors were studied in combination with smoking, the odds ratios were lower than those for each one alone. Compared with never smokers with no family history of PD, never smokers who did have a family history had an odds ratio of 2.81 (95% confidence interval: 1.91, 4.13); for smokers with a family history, the odds ratio was 1.60 (95% confidence interval: 1.15, 2.23). In conclusion, duration of smoking seems to be more important than intensity in the relationship between smoking and idiopathic PD. The finding of lower risk estimates for smoking in combination with caffeine or alcohol requires further confirmation. PMID:25925389

  5. A very-low-fat vegan diet increases intake of protective dietary factors and decreases intake of pathogenic dietary factors.

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    Dewell, Antonella; Weidner, Gerdi; Sumner, Michael D; Chi, Christine S; Ornish, Dean

    2008-02-01

    There is increasing evidence that dietary factors in plant-based diets are important in the prevention of chronic disease. This study examined protective (eg, antioxidant vitamins, carotenoids, and fiber) and pathogenic (eg, saturated fatty acids and cholesterol) dietary factors in a very-low-fat vegan diet. Ninety-three early-stage prostate cancer patients participated in a randomized controlled trial and were assigned to a very-low-fat (10% fat) vegan diet supplemented with soy protein and lifestyle changes or to usual care. Three-day food records were collected at baseline (n=42 intervention, n=43 control) and after 1 year (n=37 in each group). Analyses of changes in dietary intake of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and isoflavones from baseline to 1 year showed significantly increased intake of most protective dietary factors (eg, fiber increased from a mean of 31 to 59 g/day, lycopene increased from 8,693 to 34,464 mug/day) and significantly decreased intake of most pathogenic dietary factors (eg, saturated fatty acids decreased from 20 to 5 g/day, cholesterol decreased from 200 to 10 mg/day) in the intervention group compared to controls. These results suggest that a very-low-fat vegan diet can be useful in increasing intake of protective nutrients and phytochemicals and minimizing intake of dietary factors implicated in several chronic diseases. PMID:18237581

  6. Family History

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    ... Brain Aneurysm Statistics and Facts Seeking Medical Attention Pediatric Aneurysms Brain Aneurysm Causes and Risk Factors Family History ... Brain Aneurysm Statistics and Facts Seeking Medical Attention Pediatric Aneurysms Brain Aneurysm Causes and Risk Factors Family History ...

  7. Adipocyte iron regulates leptin and food intake.

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    Gao, Yan; Li, Zhonggang; Gabrielsen, J Scott; Simcox, Judith A; Lee, Soh-hyun; Jones, Deborah; Cooksey, Bob; Stoddard, Gregory; Cefalu, William T; McClain, Donald A

    2015-09-01

    Dietary iron supplementation is associated with increased appetite. Here, we investigated the effect of iron on the hormone leptin, which regulates food intake and energy homeostasis. Serum ferritin was negatively associated with serum leptin in a cohort of patients with metabolic syndrome. Moreover, the same inverse correlation was observed in mice fed a high-iron diet. Adipocyte-specific loss of the iron exporter ferroportin resulted in iron loading and decreased leptin, while decreased levels of hepcidin in a murine hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) model increased adipocyte ferroportin expression, decreased adipocyte iron, and increased leptin. Treatment of 3T3-L1 adipocytes with iron decreased leptin mRNA in a dose-dependent manner. We found that iron negatively regulates leptin transcription via cAMP-responsive element binding protein activation (CREB activation) and identified 2 potential CREB-binding sites in the mouse leptin promoter region. Mutation of both sites completely blocked the effect of iron on promoter activity. ChIP analysis revealed that binding of phosphorylated CREB is enriched at these two sites in iron-treated 3T3-L1 adipocytes compared with untreated cells. Consistent with the changes in leptin, dietary iron content was also directly related to food intake, independently of weight. These findings indicate that levels of dietary iron play an important role in regulation of appetite and metabolism through CREB-dependent modulation of leptin expression. PMID:26301810

  8. Dietary taurine intake, nutrients intake, dietary habits and life stress by depression in Korean female college students: a case-control study

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    Park Ji-Yeon; You Jeong-Soon; Chang Kyung-Ja

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the dietary taurine intake, nutrients intake, dietary habits and life stress by depression in Korean female college students. Methods In this study, research data were collected in March 2009 and 65 patients with depression and 65 controls without depression participated. The CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression) scale was used for depression measure and controls were matched for age. A 3-day recall method was used...

  9. Modificaciones funcionales ventilatorias en pacientes con anemia drepanocítica y antecedentes de síndrome torácico agudo Respiratory functional changes in patients with sickle cell anemia and history of acute chest synd

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    José René Mesa Cuervo

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo para evaluar la función ventilatoria en pacientes con anemia drepanocítica (AD y antecedentes de síndrome torácico agudo (STA atendidos en consulta externa del Instituto de Hematología e Inmunología de septiembre de 1999 a septiembre del 2000. El universo de estudio se dividió en 2 grupos: el primero constituido por 36 pacientes con el diagnóstico de AD y antecedente de STA, y el segundo por 17, con una distribución por edades y sexos similar al anterior con AD, pero sin el antecedente de STA. A todos los pacientes seleccionados se les realizaron las pruebas funcionales ventilatorias (PFV siguiendo criterios internacionales. La disfunción ventilatoria restrictiva se observó en todos los pacientes con AD independiente del antecedente de STA, sin embargo, el antecedente de 2 y más STA mostró los mayores porcentajes. La edad y el sexo no influyeron en los resultados espirométicosA prospective descriptive study was made to evaluate the respiratory function in patients with sickle cell anemia and history of acute chest syndrome seen at the outpatient service of the Institute of Hematology and Immunology from September 1999 to September 2000. The universe of study was divided into 2 groups: the first was made up of 36 patients diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and history of acute thoracic syndrome; and the second included 17 patients with sickle cell anemia, distributed by age and sex in a similar way as in the first one, but without history of acute chest syndrome. All the selected patients were applied the respiratory function tests according to the international criteria. Restrictive respiratory dysfunction was observed in all patients with sickle cell anemia regardless of their history of acute chest syndrome; however, the history of two or more syndromes showed the highest percentages. Age and sex did not influence the results

  10. Calcium Intake and Bone health

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  11. An animal model of differential genetic risk for methamphetamine intake

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    Phillips, Tamara J.; Shabani, Shkelzen

    2015-01-01

    The question of whether genetic factors contribute to risk for methamphetamine (MA) use and dependence has not been intensively investigated. Compared to human populations, genetic animal models offer the advantages of control over genetic family history and drug exposure. Using selective breeding, we created lines of mice that differ in genetic risk for voluntary MA intake and identified the chromosomal addresses of contributory genes. A quantitative trait locus was identified on chromosome 10 that accounts for more than 50% of the genetic variance in MA intake in the selected mouse lines. In addition, behavioral and physiological screening identified differences corresponding with risk for MA intake that have generated hypotheses that are testable in humans. Heightened sensitivity to aversive and certain physiological effects of MA, such as MA-induced reduction in body temperature, are hallmarks of mice bred for low MA intake. Furthermore, unlike MA-avoiding mice, MA-preferring mice are sensitive to rewarding and reinforcing MA effects, and to MA-induced increases in brain extracellular dopamine levels. Gene expression analyses implicate the importance of a network enriched in transcription factor genes, some of which regulate the mu opioid receptor gene, Oprm1, in risk for MA use. Neuroimmune factors appear to play a role in differential response to MA between the mice bred for high and low intake. In addition, chromosome 10 candidate gene studies provide strong support for a trace amine-associated receptor 1 gene, Taar1, polymorphism in risk for MA intake. MA is a trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1) agonist, and a non-functional Taar1 allele segregates with high MA consumption. Thus, reduced TAAR1 function has the potential to increase risk for MA use. Overall, existing findings support the MA drinking lines as a powerful model for identifying genetic factors involved in determining risk for harmful MA use. Future directions include the development of a binge model of MA intake, examining the effect of withdrawal from chronic MA on MA intake, and studying potential Taar1 gene × gene and gene × environment interactions. These and other studies are intended to improve our genetic model with regard to its translational value to human addiction. PMID:26441502

  12. An animal model of differential genetic risk for methamphetamine intake.

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    Phillips, Tamara J; Shabani, Shkelzen

    2015-01-01

    The question of whether genetic factors contribute to risk for methamphetamine (MA) use and dependence has not been intensively investigated. Compared to human populations, genetic animal models offer the advantages of control over genetic family history and drug exposure. Using selective breeding, we created lines of mice that differ in genetic risk for voluntary MA intake and identified the chromosomal addresses of contributory genes. A quantitative trait locus was identified on chromosome 10 that accounts for more than 50% of the genetic variance in MA intake in the selected mouse lines. In addition, behavioral and physiological screening identified differences corresponding with risk for MA intake that have generated hypotheses that are testable in humans. Heightened sensitivity to aversive and certain physiological effects of MA, such as MA-induced reduction in body temperature, are hallmarks of mice bred for low MA intake. Furthermore, unlike MA-avoiding mice, MA-preferring mice are sensitive to rewarding and reinforcing MA effects, and to MA-induced increases in brain extracellular dopamine levels. Gene expression analyses implicate the importance of a network enriched in transcription factor genes, some of which regulate the mu opioid receptor gene, Oprm1, in risk for MA use. Neuroimmune factors appear to play a role in differential response to MA between the mice bred for high and low intake. In addition, chromosome 10 candidate gene studies provide strong support for a trace amine-associated receptor 1 gene, Taar1, polymorphism in risk for MA intake. MA is a trace amine-associated receptor 1 (TAAR1) agonist, and a non-functional Taar1 allele segregates with high MA consumption. Thus, reduced TAAR1 function has the potential to increase risk for MA use. Overall, existing findings support the MA drinking lines as a powerful model for identifying genetic factors involved in determining risk for harmful MA use. Future directions include the development of a binge model of MA intake, examining the effect of withdrawal from chronic MA on MA intake, and studying potential Taar1 gene × gene and gene × environment interactions. These and other studies are intended to improve our genetic model with regard to its translational value to human addiction. PMID:26441502

  13. Factors affecting return to oral intake in inpatient rehabilitation after acquired brain injury

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    Kjaersgaard, Annette; Nielsen, Lars Hedemann

    2015-01-01

    PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To extend previous observations by investigating if differences exist in time to initiation or to recovery of total oral intake in patients with acquired brain injury assessed by either Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.®) or Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and to investigate whether other factors influence these outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen patients with dysphagia in inpatient neurorehabilitation were randomized. The main outcome was time to maximum on the Functional Oral Intake Scale. RESULTS: There was no difference in time to initiation or recovery of total oral intake using F.O.T.T.® or FEES. Oral intake was initiated for 42% on admission and 92% at discharge; 2.5% of the patients were on total oral intake within 24 hours of admission and 37% at discharge. The likelihood of recovery to total oral intake before discharge was found to depend on age, Functional Independence Measure score, length of stayand number of dysphagia interventions. CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference in time to initiation and recovery of total oral intake before discharge, whether assessed by F.O.T.T.® or FEES, indicating that an instrumental assessment is unnecessary for standard evaluation. Age, functional independence and length of stay had a significant influence.

  14. Influencia del antecedente de diabetes mellitus sobre la severidad del ictus en pacientes hipertensos / Influence of history of diabetes mellitus on the severity of stroke in hypertensive patients

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    Bárbara, Fernández González; Dinorah, Tárano Bonachea; Maritza, Arteaga Águila; Liván, Rodríguez Mutuberría.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: se realizó un estudio observacional, de tipo transversal. Objetivo: determinar la influencia del antecedente de diabetes mellitus sobre la severidad del cuadro neurológico y funcional en pacientes hipertensos que han sufrido un ictus. Métodos: se estudiaron 49 pacientes del Centro Inte [...] rnacional de Restauración Neurológica (años 2007-2012) con diagnóstico de ictus con más de 6 m de evolución. Se agruparon en hipertensos diabéticos e hipertensos no diabéticos. Se compararon ambos grupos según factores de riesgo vascular (edad, índice de masa corporal, sexo, cardiopatía isquémica y valvular, dislipidemia, tabaquismo, fibrilación auricular, hiperuricemia) y escalas clínicas (Escala Escandinava del Ictus, índice de Barthel, escala de Rankin modificada). Resultados: los grupos estudiados no presentaron diferencias significativas en cuanto a factores de riesgo vascular, excepto la significativa presencia de la dislipidemia en el grupo de pacientes hipertensos diabéticos (p=0,01).El valor de las escalas aplicadas resultó superior, aunque no significativo, en los pacientes hipertensos diabéticos (p>0,05), lo que sugiere un comportamiento similar de la condición neurológica y funcional en ambos grupos. Los valores de glucemia, presión sistólica y presión diastólica no mostraron diferencias significativas en los grupos (p>0,05), se halló un control adecuado de las cifras de glucemia para la DM (6,54 ± 2,24 mmol/L) y un control inadecuado promedio de las cifras de tensión arterial para ambos grupos (presión sistólica > 130 mmHg, presión diastólica > 80 mmHg). Conclusión: el antecedente de diabetes mellitus en pacientes hipertensos que han sufrido un ictus, con una evolución superior a los 6 m, no influye sobre la severidad de la condición neurológica ni funcional. Abstract in english Background: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted. Objective: To determine the influence of history of diabetes mellitus on the severity of neurological and functional manifestations in hypertensive patients who have suffered from a stroke. Methods: a study was conducted from 2007 to [...] 2012 in 49 patients form the International Center of Neurological Restoration, with the diagnosis of stroke of more than 6 months of evolution. They were grouped in diabetic hypertensive and non-diabetic hypertensive patients. Comparisons between the two groups were made according to vascular risk factors (age, body mass index, sex, ischemic and valvular heart disease, dyslipidemia, smoking, atrial fibrillation, and hyperuricemia) and clinical scales (Scandinavian Stroke Scale, Barthel index scale and modified Rankin scale). Results: the groups under study did not present significant differences in relation to vascular risk factors, except the significant presence of dyslipidemia in the group of diabetic hypertensive patients (p=0,01). The value of the scales used was higher, but not significant in diabetic hypertensive patients (p>0,05), suggesting a similar behavior of the neurological and functional conditions in both groups. The values of glycemia and systolic and diastolic pressures, did not show relevant differences in the groups (p>0,05), existing an appropriate control of glycemic indexes for the diabetes mellitus (6,54±2,24 mmol/l) and an average inadequate control of the indexes of blood pressure in both groups (systolic pressure> 130 mm of Hg, diastolic pressure > 80 mm of Hg). Conclusions: the antecedent of diabetes mellitus in hypertensive patients that have suffered from a stroke, with more than 6 months of evolution, does not influence on the severity of both neurological and functional conditions.

  15. Desensibilización rápida en pacientes con hipersensibilidad a aspirina sometidos a angioplastía coronaria: Reporte de cuatro casos Rapid aspirin desensitization in patients with a history of aspirin hypersensitivity requiring coronary angioplasty: Report of four cases

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    Full Text Available Background: Aspirin use is necessary after a coronary angioplasty. It should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity. However, rapid desensitization protocols have been reported to allow its use in such patients. One of these protocols consists in the administration of progressive doses of aspirin, from 1 to 100 mg in a period of 5.5 hours, in a controlled environment. We report four male patients aged 45,49, 59 and 73 years with a history of aspirin hypersensitivity, who were subjected to a coronary angioplasty. In all, the rapid aspirin desensitization protocol was successfully applied, allowing the use of the drug after the intervention without problems.

  16. Desensibilización rápida en pacientes con hipersensibilidad a aspirina sometidos a angioplastía coronaria: Reporte de cuatro casos / Rapid aspirin desensitization in patients with a history of aspirin hypersensitivity requiring coronary angioplasty: Report of four cases

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    Nicolás, Veas P; Gonzalo, Martínez; Jorge, Jalil M; Alejandro, Martínez S; Pablo, Castro G.

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    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Background: Aspirin use is necessary after a coronary angioplasty. It should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity. However, rapid desensitization protocols have been reported to allow its use in such patients. One of these protocols consists in the administration of progressive [...] doses of aspirin, from 1 to 100 mg in a period of 5.5 hours, in a controlled environment. We report four male patients aged 45,49, 59 and 73 years with a history of aspirin hypersensitivity, who were subjected to a coronary angioplasty. In all, the rapid aspirin desensitization protocol was successfully applied, allowing the use of the drug after the intervention without problems.

  17. Daily mineral intakes for Japanese

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    Recently it became necessary to assess the dietary intake of both stable and radioactive elements for non-radiation workers. But data of mineral intake in the literature are not good enough for this assessment. ICRP Pub. 23 in 'Reference Man' is one of the best references in this field. ICRP Reference Man was selected as the standard for Caucasian by using values reported during early 1970s or before. Moreover it seems not to be suitable for Japanese (Mongolian). In this report, analytical methods of minerals in total diet samples for Japanese were described. Furthermore, daily intakes for Japanese (Reference Japanese Man) and ICRP Reference Man were compared. After collected by a duplicate portion study and a model diet study, diet samples were dry-ashed followed by wet-digestion with a mixture of HNO3 and HClO4. Diet sample solutions thus prepared were analysed by using atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), inductively-coupled plasma atomic-emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), and inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Matrix effects of major elements (Na, K, P, Ca and Mg) in diet samples were compensated by a matrix-matching method. About 20 elements were simultaneously determined by ICP-AES and ICP-MS, more easily than by AAS. Most of dietary mineral intakes, except for Na, Mn, and Sr, for Japanese were lower than those of ICRP Reference Man. But, dietary intakes were found to be different depending on countries, even among European and American countries. New representative data for as many elements as possible are necessary now. (author)

  18. Alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children

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    Lencova Erika; Ivancakova Romana; Oganessian Edgar; Broukal Zdenek

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background The knowledge of background alimentary fluoride intake in preschool children is of utmost importance for introducing optimal and safe caries preventive measures for both individuals and communities. The aim of this study was to assess the daily fluoride intake analyzing duplicate samples of food and beverages. An attempt was made to calculate the daily intake of fluoride from food and swallowed toothpaste. Methods Daily alimentary fluoride intake was measured in a group of...

  19. Radioprotective Effect of Moderate Wine Consumption in Patients With Breast Carcinoma

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    Purpose: Given the high cost and side effects of radioprotective agents such as amifostine, attention has been focused on potentially equally effective but less expensive and toxic natural substances. We evaluated the potential radioprotective effects of wine in preventing skin toxicity in patients with breast cancer. Methods and Materials: Before treatment, the medical history and habits of patients were assessed and the information recorded in their clinical folders. Patients were divided into three groups based on the dose/fractionation scheme used: control group, 60.4 Gy (standard technique); Modulated Accelerated Radiotherapy in Adjuvant treatment of breast cancer (MARA)-1 protocol group, 44 Gy (concomitant boost to tumoral bed); and MARA-2 protocol group, 60 Gy (concomitant boost to tumoral bed). The impact of the following variables on acute skin toxicity was evaluated by chart review: radiotherapy protocol, planning target volume (PTV), comorbidity (e.g., hypertension and diabetes), hemoglobin level before therapy, adjuvant hormone therapy, adjuvant chemotherapy, cigarette smoking, and drinking habits. Results: The study population consisted of 348 patients. More severe skin toxicity was significantly associated with the radiotherapy protocol (p < 0.001) and median PTV (p = 0.005). In addition, the incidence of acute toxicity of Grade 2 or greater was higher in patients without alcohol intake (38.4% vs. 22.3%, p = 0.021). The daily amount of alcohol intake also influenced the incidence of skin toxicity, with an incidence of 38.4% in patients with no wine intake, 31.8% in patients drinking half a glass per day, 13.6% in patients drinking one glass per day, and 35.0% in patients drinking two glasses per day. Multivariate analysis showed that wine intake, PTV, and radiotherapy protocol were all significantly correlated with acute toxicity. Conclusions: Our results indicate that wine may have a radioprotective effect; however, prospective studies are needed to confirm this beneficial effect of wine and its components.

  20. Mapping low intake of micronutrients across Europe

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    Mensink, G. B. M.; Fletcher, R.

    2013-01-01

    Achieving an understanding of the extent of micronutrient adequacy across Europe is a major challenge. The main objective of the present study was to collect and evaluate the prevalence of low micronutrient intakes of different European countries by comparing recent nationally representative dietary survey data from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Dietary intake information was evaluated for intakes of Ca, Cu, I, Fe, Mg, K, Se, Zn and the vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E and folate. The mean and 5th percentile of the intake distributions were estimated for these countries, for a number of defined sex and age groups. The percentages of those with intakes below the lower reference nutrient intake and the estimated average requirement were calculated. Reference intakes were derived from the UK and Nordic Nutrition Recommendations. The impact of dietary supplement intake as well as inclusion of apparently low energy reporters on the estimates was evaluated. Except for vitamin D, the present study suggests that the current intakes of vitamins from foods lead to low risk of low intakes in all age and sex groups. For current minerals, the study suggests that the risk of low intakes is likely to appear more often in specific age groups. In spite of the limitations of the data, the present study provides valuable new information about micronutrient intakes across Europe and the likelihood of inadequacy country by country.

  1. Intake of Dairy Products in Relation to Periodontitis in Older Danish Adults

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    Berit L. Heitmann

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This cross-sectional study investigates whether calcium intakes from dairy and non-dairy sources, and absolute intakes of various dairy products, are associated with periodontitis. The calcium intake (mg/day of 135 older Danish adults was estimated by a diet history interview and divided into dairy and non-dairy calcium. Dairy food intake (g/day was classified into four groups: milk, cheese, fermented foods and other foods. Periodontitis was defined as the number of teeth with attachment loss ?3 mm. Intakes of total dairy calcium (Incidence-rate ratio (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.021, calcium from milk (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.025 and fermented foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.03 were inversely and significantly associated with periodontitis after adjustment for age, gender, education, sucrose intake, alcohol consumption, smoking, physical activity, vitamin D intake, heart disease, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss and bleeding on probing, but non-dairy calcium, calcium from cheese and other types of dairy food intakes were not. Total dairy foods (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.003, milk (IRR = 0.96; p = 0.028 and fermented foods intakes (IRR = 0.97; p = 0.029 were associated with reduced risk of periodontitis, but cheese and other dairy foods intakes were not. These results suggest that dairy calcium, particularly from milk and fermented products, may protect against periodontitis. Prospective studies are required to confirm these findings.

  2. Mental deterioration correlates with response of natural killer (NK) cell activity to physiological modifiers in patients with short history of Alzheimer's disease.

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    Masera, Rosa Gabriella; Prolo, Paolo; Sartori, Maria Luisa; Staurenghi, Antonio; Griot, Giulietta; Ravizza, Luigi; Dovio, Andrea; Chiappelli, Francesco; Angeli, Alberto

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    Natural killer (NK) cell activity of peripheral blood mononuclear (PBM) cells was measured in 16 subjects with mild to moderate senile dementia of Alzheimer's type (sDAT) chosen for short history of disease and no medication, and in 17 age- and sex-matched controls. Levels of cytotoxicity at baseline and after PBM cell exposure to modifiers either negative (cortisol 10(-6) M) or positive (rIL-2 650 IU/ml and rIFN-gamma 100 UI/ml, respectively) were related to indices of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function and Gottfries Bråne Rating Scale (GBS) score for mental deterioration. Spontaneous NK cell activity was not significantly different in sDAT subjects vs controls. In vitro inhibition by cortisol was lower in sDAT (P<0.05); cytokine-induced changes were greater (rIL-2, P<0.02; rIFN-gamma, P<0.05). Percent negative or positive variations from baseline significantly correlated with GBS scores (P<0.05 or less). Serum cortisol and cortisol/DHEAS molar ratio at 0800 h were significantly higher in sDAT (P<0.05 and P<0.02, respectively). Cortisol/DHEA ratio positively correlated with GBS scores (P<0.02). Moreover, the ratios of incremental area of response ACTH/cortisol and beta-endorphin/cortisol after 1 microg/kg ovine-corticotrophin-releasing hormone (o-CRH) positively correlated with percent increase of NK cell activity after rIL-2 (P<0.01). Data indicate that patients with mild cognitive impairment and short history of sDAT show abnormal responsiveness of NK cell activity to physiological modifiers while maintaining normal spontaneous activity. Furthermore, data are compatible with partial glucocorticoid resistance at the immune level. Progressing sDAT longitudinal studies are needed to address: i) the clinical applicability of these abnormalities as prognostic factors; ii) the role played by pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived peptides and adrenal androgens in the control of NK cell activity. PMID:11911998

  3. The effects of nicotine self-administration and withdrawal on concurrently available chow and sucrose intake in adult male rats.

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    Bunney, Patricia E; Burroughs, Danielle; Hernandez, Christine; LeSage, Mark G

    2016-02-01

    Carbohydrate intake, preference, and taste thresholds may be altered in current and former cigarette smokers, which may mediate weight gain and risk for obesity in individuals who quit smoking. Attempts to model these effects in rodents have primarily used noncontingent nicotine administration. The purpose of this research was to characterize changes in chow and sucrose intake in rats during a 23-h access model of i.v. nicotine self-administration (NSA), in which rats lever-pressed for chow, sucrose, and nicotine under concurrent fixed-ratio (FR) 1 schedules. Male rats were assigned to one of three groups that differed in food and drug availability. The Nicotine C+S group had concurrent access to nicotine, chow, and sucrose. The Saline C+S group had access to saline, chow, and sucrose. The Nicotine C-Only group had access to nicotine and chow, but not sucrose. Changes in food intake and weight gain were assessed during baseline, NSA, and nicotine withdrawal (i.e., saline extinction). Weight gain was significantly slowed during NSA and increased during withdrawal, but did not differ between the nicotine groups. NSA produced a significant decrease in both chow and sucrose intake. Gradual tolerance to nicotine's effects on sucrose, but not chow intake, occurred. During withdrawal, chow and sucrose intake increased, with a larger percent increase in sucrose intake compared to chow. The proportion of total food intake from sucrose was greater at the end of withdrawal compared to baseline, indicating a history of nicotine intake changed dietary preference. Combined, these results indicate that sucrose intake is more resistant to nicotine's appetite suppressant effects and withdrawal from nicotine produces a greater increase in sweet food intake alongside general increases in chow intake. Changes in overall food intake in current and ex-smokers may lead to increased risk for obesity and other health problems, potentially limiting the benefit of quitting smoking. PMID:26548500

  4. An intake prior for the bayesian analysis of plutonium and uranium exposures in an epidemiology study

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    In Bayesian inference, the initial knowledge regarding the value of a parameter, before additional data are considered, is represented as a prior probability distribution. This paper describes the derivation of a prior distribution of intake that was used for the Bayesian analysis of plutonium and uranium worker doses in a recent epidemiology study. The chosen distribution is log- normal with a geometric standard deviation of 6 and a median value that is derived for each worker based on the duration of the work history and the number of reported acute intakes. The median value is a function of the work history and a constant related to activity in air concentration, M, which is derived separately for uranium and plutonium. The value of M is based primarily on measurements of plutonium and uranium in air derived from historical personal air sampler (PAS) data. However, there is significant uncertainty on the value of M that results from paucity of PAS data and from extrapolating these measurements to actual intakes. This paper compares posterior and prior distributions of intake and investigates the sensitivity of the Bayesian analyses to the assumed value of M. It is found that varying M by a factor of 10 results in a much smaller factor of 2 variation in mean intake and lung dose for both plutonium and uranium. It is concluded that if a log-normal distribution is considered to adequately represent worker intakes, then the Bayesian posterior distribution of dose is relatively insensitive to the value assumed of M. (authors)

  5. Preferences Predict Food Intake From 5 to 11 Years, but Not in Girls With Higher Weight Concerns, Dietary Restraint, and % Body Fat

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    Rollins, Brandi Y; Loken, Eric; Birch, Leann L.

    2011-01-01

    Food preferences (FP) predict food intake in childhood; however, the predictive power of FP may decline among girls as weight concerns (WC) and dietary restraint (DR) increase during preadolescence. To examine longitudinal change in the preference–intake (P–I) relation and assess whether this relation weakens among non-Hispanic white girls (n = 197) with a history of WC and DR from age 5 to 11. Girls’ preferences for and intake (kcal) of 10 palatable snack foods were assessed biennially. Heig...

  6. Socioeconomic Status Is Significantly Associated with the Dietary Intakes of Folate and Depression Scales in Japanese Workers (J-HOPE Study)

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    Takuro Shimbo; Akiomi Inoue; Sumiko Kurioka; Akihito Shimazu; Masaya Takahashi; Norito Kawakami; Akizumi Tsutsumi; Hideki Hashimoto; Setsuko Taneichi; Yixuan Song; Koichi Miyaki

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    The association of socioeconomic status (SES) with nutrient intake attracts public attention worldwide. In the current study, we examined the associations of SES with dietary intake of folate and health outcomes in general Japanese workers. This Japanese occupational cohort consisted off 2266 workers. SES was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire. Intakes of all nutrients were assessed with a validated, brief and self-administered diet history questionnaire (BDHQ). The degree of depre...

  7. Ratio of fat to energy intake independently associated with the duration of diabetes and total cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetes

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    Yim, Jung-Eun; Kim, Young-Seol; Cho, Mi-Ran; Choue, Ryowon

    2011-01-01

    The importance of dietary intake in the treatment of type 2 diabetes was emphasized. This study was performed to investigate the dietary intakes of Korean type 2 diabetes patients according to the treatment and duration of diabetes and to examine the relationships between their diet and serum lipid profiles. The subjects were 111 type 2 diabetic patients who were treated by medical nutrition therapy only, oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA), or insulin with medical nutrition therapy. Dietary intak...

  8. Dietary intakes of HIV-infected adults in urban UK.

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    Klassen, K; Goff, L M

    2013-08-01

    Maintaining a good nutritional status is important for immune health and for managing metabolic comorbidities in adults with HIV infection. Little is known about the dietary habits of adults living with HIV infection in the United Kingdom. The aims of this study were to characterise their dietary intakes, and to identify subgroups of patients who may require nutritional counselling and/or food support services. An observational study of adults attending a London HIV out-patient clinic who completed a demographics questionnaire and a structured 24 h diet recall interview was conducted. In all, 196 (162 men, 34 women) adults participated. Forty-three percent (n=66) of men and thirty-six percent (n=11) of women did not consume enough energy to meet their basal metabolic requirements and activity factor. The majority of both men (64%) and women (56%) consumed more than the recommended amount of saturated fat. Self-report of lipodystrophy (B coefficient -2.27 (95% CI -3.92 to -0.61), P=0.008) was associated with lower dietary fibre intake/1000 kcal per day, and a more recent diagnosis of HIV (B coefficient -0.11 (95% CI -0.20 to -0.02), P=0.013) was associated with a higher dietary fibre/1000 kcal intake per day. Recreational drug use was associated with a higher overall calorie (P=0.003) and protein (P=0.001) intake than non-usage after adjusting for basal metabolic requirements and weight, respectively. Our data describe the dietary intakes of a diverse group of adults with HIV infection in the United Kingdom. These dietary habits may have an impact on their overall health and development of other metabolic comorbidities common in people with HIV. PMID:23820340

  9. Analysis of nutritional habits and intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids in veterans with peripheral arterial disease.

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    Nosova, Emily V; Bartel, Kevin; Chong, Karen C; Alley, Hugh F; Conte, Michael S; Owens, Christopher D; Grenon, S Marlene

    2015-10-01

    Inadequate nutrient intake may contribute to the development and progression of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This study's aim was to assess intake of essential fatty acids and nutrients among veterans with PAD. All 88 subjects had ankle-brachial indices of food frequency questionnaire evaluated dietary intake, and values were compared to guidelines established by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC), as well as the AHA/ACC endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. The mean age was 69 ± 8 years. Compared to the AHA/ACC guidelines, subjects with PAD had an inadequate intake of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA; 59% consumed >1 gram daily). Our subjects with PAD had an increased intake of cholesterol (31% met the cut-off established in the DASH plan), total fat (5%) and sodium (53%). They had an inadequate intake of magnesium (3%), calcium (5%), and soluble fiber (3%). Dietary potassium intake met the recommended guidelines. In our subjects with PAD, intake of critical nutrients deviated substantially from the recommended amounts. Further prospective studies should evaluate whether PAD patients experience clinical benefit if diets are modified to meet the AHA/ACC recommendations. PMID:26129736

  10. Dietary fat intake and development of specific breast cancer subtypes.

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    Sieri, S.; P. Chiodini; Agnoli, C.; Pala, V.; Berrino, F; Trichopoulou, A.; Benetou, V; Vasilopoulou, E.; Sánchez, MJ; Chirlaque, MD; Amiano, P; Quirós, JR; Ardanaz, E; Buckland, G.; Masala, G

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    We prospectively evaluated fat intake as predictor of developing breast cancer (BC) subtypes defined by estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor (HER2), in a large (n = 337327) heterogeneous cohort of women, with 10062 BC case patients after 11.5 years, estimating BC hazard ratios (HRs) by Cox proportional hazard modeling. High total and saturated fat were associated with greater risk of ER(+)PR(+) disease (HR = 1.20, 95% confidence inte...

  11. Are Reductions in Population Sodium Intake Achievable?

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    Jessica L. Levings

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The vast majority of Americans consume too much sodium, primarily from packaged and restaurant foods. The evidence linking sodium intake with direct health outcomes indicates a positive relationship between higher levels of sodium intake and cardiovascular disease risk, consistent with the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure. Despite communication and educational efforts focused on lowering sodium intake over the last three decades data suggest average US sodium intake has remained remarkably elevated, leading some to argue that current sodium guidelines are unattainable. The IOM in 2010 recommended gradual reductions in the sodium content of packaged and restaurant foods as a primary strategy to reduce US sodium intake, and research since that time suggests gradual, downward shifts in mean population sodium intake are achievable and can move the population toward current sodium intake guidelines. The current paper reviews recent evidence indicating: (1 significant reductions in mean population sodium intake can be achieved with gradual sodium reduction in the food supply, (2 gradual sodium reduction in certain cases can be achieved without a noticeable change in taste or consumption of specific products, and (3 lowering mean population sodium intake can move us toward meeting the current individual guidelines for sodium intake.

  12. Are reductions in population sodium intake achievable?

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    Levings, Jessica L; Cogswell, Mary E; Gunn, Janelle Peralez

    2014-10-01

    The vast majority of Americans consume too much sodium, primarily from packaged and restaurant foods. The evidence linking sodium intake with direct health outcomes indicates a positive relationship between higher levels of sodium intake and cardiovascular disease risk, consistent with the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure. Despite communication and educational efforts focused on lowering sodium intake over the last three decades data suggest average US sodium intake has remained remarkably elevated, leading some to argue that current sodium guidelines are unattainable. The IOM in 2010 recommended gradual reductions in the sodium content of packaged and restaurant foods as a primary strategy to reduce US sodium intake, and research since that time suggests gradual, downward shifts in mean population sodium intake are achievable and can move the population toward current sodium intake guidelines. The current paper reviews recent evidence indicating: (1) significant reductions in mean population sodium intake can be achieved with gradual sodium reduction in the food supply, (2) gradual sodium reduction in certain cases can be achieved without a noticeable change in taste or consumption of specific products, and (3) lowering mean population sodium intake can move us toward meeting the current individual guidelines for sodium intake. PMID:25325254

  13. Linjefaget historie

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    Rasch-Christensen, Andreas

    2010-01-01

    Afhandlingen er en undersøgelse af linjefaget historie ved læreruddannelsen. Med fokus på subjektperspektivet peger afhandlingen på en række afgørende udviklingsperspektiver for læreruddannelsen, uddannelsen af historielærere og folkeskolens historieundervisning.

  14. Salt intake and hypertension therapy.

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    VEGLIO, Franco; Mulatero, Paolo

    2002-01-01

    Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular and renal organ damage. Environmental conditions affect the development of high blood pressure (BP), although genetic influences are also important. Current international guidelines recommend reducing dietary sodium to no more than 100 mmol (about 2.4 g sodium or approximately 6 g salt) per day to prevent BP rising; the current intake of sodium in industrialized countries is approximately double the recommended amount. Clinical trials (DASH and...

  15. Salt Intake Is Associated with Inflammation in Chronic Heart Failure

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    Alper Azak

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Chronic Heart Failure (CHF is highly prevalent and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. It has been well established that excessive intake of sodium chloride (salt induced hypertension in some populations. Although salt seems to induce cardiovascular diseases through elevation of blood pressure, it has also been indicated that salt can induce cardiovascular diseases independently from blood pressure elevation. Objectives: The present study aimed to evaluate the association between salt consumption and inflammation in CHF patients. Patients and Methods: This study was conducted on 86 patients between 18 and 65 years old who were diagnosed with New York Heart Association (NYHA functional class I and II heart failure. Salt intake was calculated by using 24 hour urine sodium excretion. Besides, the association between inflammation and daily salt intake was evaluated regarding C - reactive protein (CPR, High sensitive CRP (HsCPR, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR, and ferritin and fibrinogen levels using Pearson correlation analysis. Results: Our results showed a statistically significant difference between the low (n = 41 and high (n = 45 salt intake groups in terms of serum HsCRP levels (5.21 ± 2.62 vs. 6.36 ± 2.64 (P < 0.048. Additionally, a significant correlation was observed between the amount of salt consumption and HsCRP levels. In this study, daily salt consumption of the enrolled patients was 8.53 gram/day. The medications and even the blood pressures were similar in the two groups, but daily pill count, prevalence of hypertension, and coronary heart disease were higher in the high salt intake group; however, the differences were not statistically significant (P = 0.065. Also, no significant difference was observed between the groups concerning the inflammation markers, such as CRP, ESR, ferritin, and fibrinogen. Conclusions: Neurohumoral and inflammatory factors are thought to contribute to high mortality and morbidity rates in CHF. Yet, inflammatory markers may early diagnose CHF and predict the prognosis. Excessive salt intake also worsens the inflammation as well as volume control.

  16. Water intake fish diversion apparatus

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    A fish diversion apparatus uses a plane screen to divert fish for variety of types of water intakes in order to protect fish from injury and death. The apparatus permits selection of a relatively small screen angle, for example ten degrees, to minimize fish injury. The apparatus permits selection of a high water velocity, for example ten feet per second, to maximize power generation efficiency. The apparatus is especially suitable retrofit to existing water intakes. The apparatus is modular to allow use plural modules in parallel to adjust for water flow conditions. The apparatus has a floor, two opposite side walls, and a roof which define a water flow passage and a plane screen within the passage. The screen is oriented to divert fish into a fish bypass which carries fish to a safe discharge location. The dimensions of the floor, walls, and roof are selected to define the dimensions of the passage and to permit selection of the screen angle. The floor is bi-level with a level upstream of the screen and a level beneath screen selected to provide a uniform flow distribution through the screen. The apparatus may include separation walls to provide a water flow channel between the apparatus and the water intake. Lead walls may be used to adjust water flow conditions into the apparatus. The apparatus features stoplog guides near its upstream and downstream ends to permit the water flow passage to be dewatered. 3 figs

  17. The food and nutrient intakes of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico.

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    Cerqueira, M T; Fry, M M; Connor, W E

    1979-04-01

    A nutritional survey of 372 semiacculturated Tarahumara Indians in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains of Mexico was carried out to determine the composition of their diet and its nutritional adequacy. Dietary histories from 174 adults and 198 children were obtained by interviews and field observations during 1973 and 1974. The histories for the children were calculated in part from the menus of six boarding church schools. Nutrient calculations of daily intake were based upon food composition tables and some actual analyses of Tarahumara foods. The protein intake was ample, at 87 g, and generously met the FAO/WHO recommendations for daily intake of essential amino acids. Fat contributed only 12% of total calories, its composition being 2% saturated and 5% polyunsaturated with a P/S ratio of 2. The mean dietary cholesterol intake was very low, less than 100 mg/day, and the plant sterol intake was high, over 400 mg/day. Carbohydrate comprised 75 to 80% of total calories, mostly from starch. Only 6% of total calories were derived from simple sugars. The crude fiber intake was high, 18 to 21 g/day. Salt consumption was moderately low, 5 to 8 g/day. The daily intakes of calcium, iron, vitamin A, ascorbic acid, thiamin niacin, riboflavin, and vitamin B6 exceeded or approximated the FAO/WHO recommendations. Thus, the simple diet of the Tarahumara Indians, composed primarily of beans and corn, provided a high intake of complex carbohydrate and was low in fat and cholesterol. Their diet was found to be generally of high nutritional quality and would, by all criteria, be considered antiatherogenic. PMID:433816

  18. A Simple Tool for Diet Evaluation in Primary Health Care: Validation of a 16-Item Food Intake Questionnaire

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Our aim was to validate a 16-item food intake questionnaire (16-FIQ and create an easy to use method to estimate patients’ nutrient intake in primary health care. Participants (52 men, 25 women completed a 7-day food record and a 16-FIQ. Food and nutrient intakes were calculated and compared using Spearman correlation. Further, nutrient intakes were compared using kappa-statistics and exact and opposite agreement of intake tertiles. The results indicated that the 16-FIQ reliably categorized individuals according to their nutrient intakes. Methods to estimate nutrient intake based on the answers given in 16-FIQ were created. In linear regression models nutrient intake estimates from the food records were used as the dependent variables and sum variables derived from the 16-FIQ were used as the independent variables. Valid regression models were created for the energy proportion of fat, saturated fat, and sucrose and the amount of fibre (g, vitamin C (mg, iron (mg, and vitamin D (?g intake. The 16-FIQ is a valid method for estimating nutrient intakes in group level. In addition, the 16-FIQ could be a useful tool to facilitate identification of people in need of dietary counselling and to monitor the effect of counselling in primary health care.

  19. A prospective study of trans fat intake and risk of preeclampsia in Denmark

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    Chavarro, J. E.; Halldorsson, T. I.; Leth, Torben; Bysted, Anette; Olsen, S. F.

    2011-01-01

    Association of intake of trans fatty acids in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy with risk of preeclampsia was studied by following 67 186 pregnancies of women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1998 and 2003. Diet was assessed with a food frequency questionnaire at gestation wk 25; preeclampsia diagnosis was obtained by linkage with the Danish National Patient Registry. 1804 cases of preeclampsia and 402 cases of severe preeclampsia were identified in the cohort. Intake of tr...

  20. Do Negative Emotions Predict Alcohol Consumption, Saturated Fat Intake, and Physical Activity in Older Adults?

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    Anton, Stephen D.; Miller, Peter M.

    2005-01-01

    This study examined anger, depression, and stress as related to alcohol consumption, saturated fat intake, and physical activity. Participants were 23 older adults enrolled in either an outpatient or in-residence executive health program. Participants completed (a) a health-risk appraisal assessing medical history and current health habits, (b)…

  1. The Membership Intake Movement of Historically Black Greek-Letter Organizations.

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    Kimbrough, Walter M.

    1997-01-01

    Reviews the history of pledging and the recent movements for reform of this practice among historically Black fraternities and sororities. Describes the membership intake process that has been adopted and its resultant problems. Suggests that the national leadership should emphasize founding ideals as a means of overcoming resistance to change.…

  2. Hypokalemic paralysis and respiratory failure due to excessive intake of licorice syrup

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    Mehmet Oguzhan Ay

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, which has a herbal ingredient, glycyrrhizic acid. Excessive intake of licorice may cause a hypermineralocorticoidism-like syndrome characterized by sodium and water retention, hypokalemia, hypertension, metabolic alkalosis, low-renin activity, and hypoaldosteronism. In this paper, an 34 years old man who admitted to the emergency department with respiratory failure and marked muscle weakness of all extremities that progressed to paralysis after excessive intake of licorice syrup was presented. It was aimed to draw attention to the necessity of questioning whether there is excessive intake of licorice or not in patients who admitted to emergency department with paralysis and dyspnea. Plasma potassium concentration of the patient was 1.4 mmol/L. The patient\\'s respiratory distress and loss of muscle strength recovered completely after potassium replacement. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(2.000: 387-391

  3. Em busca de lugares perdidos: assistência ao doente mental revelada através de histórias de vida / Searching for lost places: assistance to mental patient revealed by his life history

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    Dorisdaia Carvalho de, Humerez.

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho em questão tem por objetivo conhecer a história de vida de doentes mentais; resgatar suas expectativas, projetos e possibilidades dentro ou fora da instituição psiquiátrica e refletir com base na experiência dos sujeitos, sobre a assistência ao doente mental. Os discursos revelaram a qual [...] idade da vivência nos lugares antes, durante e depois do enlouquecer, sendo que, no depois, os relatos, passam a ter outro significado, mesmo quando o lugar, materialmente, é o mesmo de antes do adoecer. Os sujeitos conseguem sobreviver olhando para o passado, que na maior parte foi também de dificuldades, porém tinham o essencial: desempenhavam papéis aceitos socialmente, compartilhavam no grupo social e antecipavam-se no porvir. Os sujeitos deste estudo expõem o uso de astúcia e esperteza para driblar a ordem a que estão submetidos. Reivindicam o resgate do identitário, do relacional, querem compartilhar, de alguma forma, da vida com os outros e participar das gestões sobre seu destino. Explicitaram também que a vivência do não-lugar não é apenas no hospital psiquiátrico, mas a cultura manicomial que habita as famílias, os ambulatórios, os hospitais-dia, as universidades, as enfermarias psiquiátricas dos hospitais gerais. Desconstruir o manicômio, portanto, será rever a cultura, ou o manicômio mental. Não se trata de um processo apenas no interior da psiquiatria, mas atravessa diferentes dimensões: da política, das leis, da organização social, das instituições disciplinares, enfim, do imaginário coletivo. Abstract in english This study aims at knowing mental patients life history by freeing their hopes, projects and possibilities either indoors or away from the psychiatric institution and based on the people knowledge of life, pondering over assistance to mental patients. By reading speeches reports, we have been reveal [...] ed their quality of life BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the maddening process, considering that for AFTER, the reports presented another meaning, even when the place was materially the same place of before becoming ill. Due to the lack of choice and of meaning, they succeeded in living looking backwards to the past, which, in most cases, was also plenty of difficulties; however they had the essential: the role they played was socially accepted, they shared the social group and anticipated the time-to-come. The subject of this study exposed the use of astuteness and smartness to dribble the rules to which they are submitted. They reinvindicate the liberation of the identity, the relational, they wish to share life with the others and participate in the administration of their destiny, somehow. They also state that the non-place, is not only the psychiatric hospital but also the existing culture of mad-houses in the families, out-patient units, daily hospitals and hospital psychiatric wards. Undoing the mad-house, it will be necessary to revise culture or mental mad-house, in other words, to free our minds from rationality of jail. This is not only a process within Psychiatry; it crosses different dimensions: politics, law, social organizations, rules, disciplinary institutions, the collective imaginary.

  4. Evaluation of dysphagia risk, nutritional status and caloric intake in elderly patients with Alzheimer's / Evaluación de riesgos de la disfagia, el estado nutricional y la ingesta calórica en pacientes ancianos con Alzheimer / Avaliação do risco de disfagia, estado nutricional e ingestão calórica em idosos com Alzheimer

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    Vanessa Fernanda, Goes; Pâmela Billig, Mello-Carpes; Lilian Oliveira de, Oliveira; Jaqueline, Hack; Marcela, Magro; Juliana Sartori, Bonini.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o risco de disfagia e sua relação com o estágio da doença de Alzheimer, bem como a relação entre o risco de disfagia, o estado nutricional e a ingestão calórica em idosos com doença de Alzheimer. MÉTODOS: a amostra foi constituída por 30 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, com diag [...] nóstico provável de doença de Alzheimer. O estágio da doença, o estado nutricional, a ingestão energética e risco de disfagia foram avaliados. RESULTADOS: verificou- se que maior risco de disfagia está associado ao avanço das fases da doença de Alzheimer e mesmo os pacientes nos estágios iniciais da doença apresentam leve risco de desenvolvimento de disfagia. Não foi encontrada associação entre o estado nutricional e o risco de disfagia. Altos níveis de ingestão inadequada de micronutrientes em pacientes também foram observados. CONCLUSÃO: identificou-se associação entre disfagia e desenvolvimento da doença de Alzheimer. Os achados desta pesquisa apontam para a necessidade de monitorar a presença de disfagia e da ingestão de micronutrientes em pacientes com doença de Alzheimer. Abstract in spanish OBJETIVO: evaluar el riesgo de la disfagia y su relación con la etapa de la enfermedad de Alzheimer, así como la relación del riesgo de la disfagia y el estado nutricional y la ingesta calórica en los ancianos con enfermedad de Alzheimer. MÉTODOS: la muestra consistió en 30 sujetos de ambos se [...] xos con probable enfermedad de Alzheimer. Se evaluó la etapa de la enfermedad, el estado nutricional, la ingesta de energía y el riesgo de disfagia. RESULTADOS: se encontró que un mayor riesgo de disfagia está asociado con el avance en las etapas de la enfermedad de Alzheimer e incluso los pacientes en las primeras etapas de la enfermedad tienen un ligero riesgo de desarrollar disfagia. No se encontró asociación entre el estado nutricional y el riesgo de disfagia. También verificamos los altos niveles de ingesta insuficiente de micronutrientes en los pacientes. CONCLUSIÓN: se encontró una asociación entre la disfagia y el desarrollo de la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Nuestros resultados apuntan a la necesidad de monitorear la presencia de disfagia y la ingesta de micronutrientes en pacientes con enfermedad de Alzheimer. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the risk of dysphagia and its relationship with the stage of Alzheimer's Disease, as well as the relationship between the risk of dysphagia and nutritional status and caloric intake in elderly people with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: the sample consisted of 30 subjects [...] of both genders with probable Alzheimer's disease. The stage of the disease, nutritional status, energy intake, and risk of dysphagia were assessed. RESULTS: it was found that increased risk of dysphagia is associated with the advance in the stages of Alzheimer's disease and that even patients in the early stages of disease have a slight risk of developing dysphagia. No association was found between nutritional status and the risk of dysphagia. High levels of inadequate intake of micronutrients were also verified in the patients. CONCLUSION: an association between dysphagia and the development of Alzheimer's disease was found. The results indicate the need to monitor the presence of dysphagia and the micronutrient intake in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  5. Visual pathway abnormalities were found in most multiple sclerosis patients despite history of previous optic neuritis / Anormalidades nas vias visuais foram encontradas na maior parte dos pacientes com esclerose multipla independentemente da historia de neurite optica

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    Stella Maris Costa, Castro; Alfredo, Damasceno; Benito Pereira, Damasceno; Jose Paulo de, Vasconcellos; Fabiano, Reis; Josie Naomi, Iyeyasu; Keila Monteiro de, Carvalho.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo Foi analisar o campo visual (CV) de um grupo de pacientes com esclerose múltipla (EM) na fase remissiva e a presença de lesões nas imagens de ressonância magnética (MRI) na radiação óptica. Método O CV foi estudado em 60 participantes (faixa etária de 20-51 anos): 35 pacientes EM remiten [...] te-recorrente: [20 neurite óptica (+), 15 neurite óptica (-)] e 25 controles. Foram obtidas MRI (3-Tesla) de todos os pacientes. Resultados Havia alterações visuais nos pacientes com EM quando comparados aos controles. A maioria apresentava defeitos difusos de CV. Todos os pacientes, à exceção de um, apresentaram lesões nas vias visuais posteriores. Não foi observada diferença significativa quanto a número, extensão e distribuição das lesões entre os pacientes com e sem história de neurite óptica. Um paciente apresentou hemianopsia homônima. Conclusão Anormalidades nas via visuais posteriores foram encontradas na maior parte dos pacientes com EM independentemente da história de neurite óptica. Abstract in english Objective It was to investigate visual field (VF) abnormalities in a group of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in the remission phase and the presence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions in the optic radiations. Methods VF was assessed in 60 participants (age range 20-51 years): 35 relaps [...] ing-remitting MS patients [20 optic neuritis (+), 15 optic neuritis (-)] and 25 controls. MRI (3-Tesla) was obtained in all patients. Results Visual parameters were abnormal in MS patients as compared to controls. The majority of VF defects were diffuse. All patients except one had posterior visual pathways lesions. No significant difference in lesion number, length and distribution was noted between patients with and without history of optic neuritis. One patient presented homonymous hemianopsia. Conclusion Posterior visual pathway abnormalities were found in most MS patients despite history of previous optic neuritis.

  6. Urinary lithiasis and idiopathic hypercalciuria: the importance of dietary intake evaluation

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    Patricia C. G. Damasio; Carmen R. P. Amaro; Silvia J. P. Berto; Natalia B. Cunha; Pichutte, Ana C; Padovani, Carlos R.; Joao L. Amaro

    2010-01-01

    PUSPOSE: To evaluate food intake of patients with urinary lithiasis and idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2007 and June 2008, 105 patients with lithiasis were distributed into 2 groups: Group 1 (n = 55) - patients with IH (urinary calcium excretion > 250 mg in women and 300 mg in men with normal serum calcium); Group 2 (n = 50) - normocalciuria (NC) patients . Inclusion criteria were: age over 18, normal renal function (creatinine clearance = 60 mL/min), ab...

  7. [Botulism after intake of half-fermented fish].

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    Jensen, T; Jacobsen, D; von der Lippe, E; Yndestad, M

    1998-11-20

    From 1975 to 1997, 21 cases of foodborn botulism have been reported in Norway. Half-fermented fish is the major cause. We describe one patient with botulism following intake of home-prepared half-fermented fish. Seven people had eaten fish from the same bucket, but only two developed symptoms. The fish was initially stored at 13 degrees C; this probably explains why toxin developed. Type E toxin in moderate concentrations was found in fish samples. The patient was treated with specific antitoxin and made a gradual recovery. He returned to work after eight months. PMID:9889609

  8. Higher dietary folate intake reduces the breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Chen, P; Li, C; Li, X; Li, J; Chu, R; Wang, H

    2014-01-01

    Background: Many epidemiological studies have investigated the association between folate intake, circulating folate level and risk of breast cancer; however, the findings were inconsistent between the studies. Methods: We searched the PubMed and MEDLINE databases updated to January, 2014 and performed the systematic review and meta-analysis of the published epidemiological studies to assess the associations between folate intake level, circulating folate level and the overall risk of breast cancer. Results: In all, 16 eligible prospective studies with a total of 744?068 participants and 26?205 breast cancer patients and 26 case–control studies with a total of 16?826 cases and 21?820 controls that have evaluated the association between folate intake and breast cancer risk were identified. Pooled analysis of the prospective studies and case–control studies suggested a potential nonlinearity relationship for dietary folate intake and breast cancer risk. Prospective studies indicated a U-shaped relationship for the dietary folate intake and breast cancer risk. Women with daily dietary folate intake between 153 and 400??g showed a significant reduced breast cancer risk compared with those 400??g. The case–control studies also suggested a significantly negative correlation between the dietary folate intake level and the breast cancer risk. Increased dietary folate intake reduced breast cancer risk for women with higher alcohol intake level, but not for those with lower alcohol intake. No significant association between circulating folate level and breast cancer risk was found when the results of 8 identified studies with 5924 participants were pooled. Conclusions: Our studies suggested that folate may have preventive effects against breast cancer risk, especially for those with higher alcohol consumption level; however, the dose and timing are critical and more studies are warranted to further elucidate the questions. PMID:24667649

  9. Dietetic assessment of ambulatory cancer patients: with special attention to problems of patients suffering from head-neck cancers undergoing radiation thrapy

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    The prime objective of nutritional surveillance of cancer patients is to set up screening criteria for those who are likely to be at risk of nutrition problems and to further assess those so identified. Interventions to improve nutritional status or comfort are called for. The single most useful item with respect to screening is careful weight measurement at every visit. Subjective reports of appetite and food intake, 24-hour recalls of dietary intake, and therapy being undergone by the patient are also useful. Assessment involves obtaining the 24-hour recall data and in some cases keeping food records, and determining the patients' food likes and dislikes. Taken together, dietary, biochemical, clinical, anthropometric, and patient history data permit us to achieve greater certainty as to the problem. Usually energy intakes are problematic, but other nutrition difficlties may also be present. Intervention with respect to diet may involve therapeutic diets, special nutrition advice, or general advice. Food assistance, help with food managemnt, and general health education may also be necessary. Constant surveillance consisting of short encounters and follow-up are mandatory. Examples of these principles as they apply to head-neck cancers are presented

  10. Insufficient vitamin D intakes among pregnant women.

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    McGowan, C A

    2011-09-01

    Vitamin D has an important role in pregnancy in promoting fetal skeletal health. Maternal dietary intake is a key factor influencing both maternal and fetal status. There are limited data available on food groups contributing to vitamin D intake in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine dietary intakes of vitamin D throughout pregnancy in 64 women and to determine the main food groups contributing to vitamin D intake. Results showed that median dietary intakes of vitamin D ranged from 1.9-2.1??g\\/d during pregnancy, and were 80% below the current recommendation. The principal food groups contributing to vitamin D intake were meat, egg and breakfast cereal groups. Oily fish, the best dietary source of vitamin D, was consumed by <25% of women. These data call for more education; they question the role of vitamin D supplementation and highlight the contribution of other food groups more frequently consumed, namely, breakfast cereals, meat and eggs.

  11. Nicotine intake by snuff users.

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    Russell, M. A.; M. J. Jarvis; Devitt, G; Feyerabend, C.

    1981-01-01

    Blood nicotine and cotinine concentrations were measured in 27 volunteers before and after taking snuff. Within 10 minutes after snuffing blood nicotine concentrations were comparable to those obtained after the 10 minutes or so that it takes to smoke a cigarette. Nicotine intake from snuffing was related to the experience of the snuffer. In daily and occasional snuffers increases in plasma nicotine concentrations averaged 77.7 and 12.3 nmol/l (12.6 and 2.0 ng/ml) respectively, while the novi...

  12. The intake of carotenoids in Denmark

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    Leth, Torben; Jakobsen, Jette

    2000-01-01

    To estimate the intake of carotenoids in the Danish population Danish fruits and vegetables were screened with an HPLC method consisting of extraction with ethanol:tetrahydrofuran, separation by reversed phase HPLC with the mobile phase acetonitril:methanol:dichlormethan, triethylamin, BHT and detection at 450 nm. Food intakes were estimated by the national dietary surveys (1995) from 7 days' food registration (n = 1837 adults), which allows the whole diet to be described by the mean intake and intake distribution of 207 raw or semiprepared foods. By multiplication with the mean content in the foods the mean intake and intake distribution of the carotenoids were calculated. Carrots and tomatoes have both high contents of carotenoids (8,450 mu g/100 g alpha- + beta-carotene and 4,790 mu g/100 g lycopene, respectively) and high intakes (19 and 15 g/day, respectively) and were responsible for 47% and 32%, respectively, of the mean intake of carotenoids of 4.8 mg/day A median value of 4.1 mg/day was found indicating skewed intake distributions. The difference between men and women was 0.4 mg/day (p <0.0065). Only four carotenoids, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene, contributed significantly to the intake. Women had a 6 g/day higher intake of carrots than men (p <0.0001), which explains the 0.4 mg/day difference in the intake between men and women, and the 25th percentile was well over zero (5.0 g/day for men and 5.9 g/day for women) indicating that almost everybody consumed at least some carrots.

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