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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344880/the-role-of-zinc-in-urinary-stone-disease
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REVIEW
Armando Luis Negri
In recent years, the role of trace elements in lithogenesis has received steadily increasing attention. It is well documented that some trace elements can influence the morphology and speed of the crystallization process. Zinc has been found in significant amounts in calcium stones relative or organic stones (uric acid and cystine), probably substituting calcium in crystals because of their similarity in charge and size. High Zn levels are present in carbapatite of Randal's plaques suggesting that zinc could promote calcium phosphate deposition in the medullar interstitium...
January 17, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343315/subclinical-inflammation-affects-iron-and-vitamin-a-but-not-zinc-status-assessment-in-senegalese-children-and-cambodian-children-and-women
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Marion Fiorentino, Marlène Perignon, Khov Kuong, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Frank T Wieringa
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of the acute-phase response (APR) during inflammation on Fe, Zn and vitamin A biomarkers to allow accurate evaluation of micronutrient status in populations. DESIGN: Ferritin (FER), soluble transferrin receptor (TfR), retinol-binding protein (RBP), Zn, α1-acid glycoprotein and C-reactive protein concentrations were measured. Correction factors (CF) for each biomarker were calculated as the ratio for groups at different stages of inflammation v...
January 18, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341979/wilson-s-disease-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee
#3
Piotr Socha, Wojciech Janczyk, Anil Dhawan, Ulrich Baumann, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Stuart Tanner, Raffaele Iorio, Pietro Vajro, Roderick Houwen, Björn Fischler, Antal Dezsofi, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Jörg Jahnel, Valérie McLin, Valerio Nobili, Francoise Smets, Henkjan J Verkade, Dominique Debray
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentations of Wilson's disease (WD) in childhood ranges from asymptomatic liver disease to cirrhosis or acute liver failure, while neurological and psychiatric symptoms are rare. The basic diagnostic approach includes serum ceruloplasmin and 24h-urinary copper excretion. Final diagnosis of WD can be established using a diagnostic scoring system based on symptoms, biochemical tests assessing copper metabolism and molecular analysis of mutations in the ATP7B gene...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327148/autoantibodies-against-zinc-transporter-8-are-related-to-age-and-metabolic-state-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-autoimmune-diabetes
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Elżbieta Niechciał, Anita Rogowicz-Frontczak, Stanisław Piłaciński, Marta Fichna, Bogda Skowrońska, Piotr Fichna, Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz
AIMS: To assess the prevalence of ZnT8-ab and its correlation to other autoimmune markers and diabetic ketoacidosis occurrence in children and adults with T1DM onset. METHODS: The study included 367 patients (218 children; 149 adults) at the T1DM onset. Selected diabetes-related autoantibodies such as GAD-ab, IA2-ab, ZnT8-ab were tested before the initiation of insulin therapy. Diabetic ketoacidosis was defined as glucose concentration > 13.9 mmol/l, pH < 7...
January 11, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326499/in-search-of-a-novel-substitute-clinical-and-radiological-success-of-lesion-sterilization-and-tissue-repair-with-modified-3mix-mp-antibiotic-paste-and-conventional-pulpectomy-for-primary-molars-with-pulp-involvement-with-18-months-follow-up
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Divya Doneria, Seema Thakur, Parul Singhal, Deepak Chauhan, Karunakar Keshav, Anika Uppal
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success of zinc oxide (ZnO)-ozonated oil, modified 3Mix antibiotic paste, and vitapex in the treatment of primary molars requiring pulpectomy. Methods: Sixty-four primary molars of forty-three healthy children aged between 4 and 8 years with primary molars requiring root canal procedure were treated with ZnO-ozonated oil, modified 3Mix-MP antibiotic paste, and vitapex. Clinical follow up was done at 1, 6,12 months and 18 months while radiographical follow-up was done at 6,12 and 18 months, respectively...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317424/correction-effect-of-iron-and-zinc-biofortified-pearl-millet-consumption-on-growth-and-immune-competence-in-children-aged-12-18-months-in-india-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314705/effect-of-enhanced-homestead-food-production-and-aquaculture-on-dietary-intakes-of-women-and-children-in-rural-cambodia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Vashti Verbowski, Zaman Talukder, Kroeun Hou, Ly Sok Hoing, Kristina Michaux, Victoria Anderson, Rosalind Gibson, Kathy H Li, Larry D Lynd, Judy McLean, Tim J Green, Susan I Barr
The Cambodian diet is low in nutrient-dense animal-source foods. Enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) and aquaculture, which increase availability of nutrient-dense foods, are promising interventions to improve dietary intake. This study examined the effect of EHFP with or without aquaculture on dietary intake and prevalence of inadequate intake of select nutrients among women and children living in rural Cambodia, compared to controls. In a registered, cluster randomized controlled trial in Prey Veng, Cambodia, 10 households in each of 90 villages (n = 900) were randomized by village to receive EHFP, EHFP plus aquaculture, or control...
January 5, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304779/list-modelling-with-monitoring-data-to-estimate-impact-on-child-mortality-of-an-ors-and-zinc-programme-with-public-sector-providers-in-bihar-india
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Jayachandran A Ayyanat, Catherine Harbour, Sanjeev Kumar, Manjula Singh
BACKGROUND: Many interventions have attempted to increase vulnerable and remote populations' access to ORS and zinc to reduce child mortality from diarrhoea. However, the impact of these interventions is difficult to measure. From 2010 to 15, Micronutrient Initiative (MI), worked with the public sector in Bihar, India to enable community health workers to treat and report uncomplicated child diarrhoea with ORS and zinc. We describe how we estimated programme's impact on child mortality with Lives Saved Tool (LiST) modelling and data from MI's management information system (MIS)...
January 5, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303133/relationship-between-zinc-levels-and-anthropometric-indices-among-school-aged-female-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-in-enugu-nigeria
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V O Onukwuli, A N Ikefuna, A R Nwokocha, I J Emodi, C B Eke
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anaemia is one of the most common inherited disorders globally. Some affected children have retardation of physical growth which is also seen in those with zinc deficiency. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between zinc levels and anthropometric indices of SCA children. METHODS: A cross- sectional, case-control study on young females aged 6-18 years at the UNTH, Enugu. Relevant clinical data as well as 24 hour dietary recall were collected...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282618/hair-mineral-and-trace-element-contents-as-reliable-markers-of-nutritional-status-compared-to-serum-levels-of-these-elements-in-children-newly-diagnosed-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
Jin Min Cho, Hye Ran Yang
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at high risk for nutritional deficiencies because of long-term inflammation in the gut mucosa and decreased oral intake. Because inflammation responses affect serum micronutrient concentrations, serum levels are limited in reflecting body nutrient status in acute and chronic illness. We investigated the usefulness of measuring trace elements in hair as reliable markers of nutritional status compared to serum levels in children with IBD. We retrospectively analyzed pediatric patients newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease (n = 49) and ulcerative colitis (n = 16) and controls (n = 29) from 2012 to 2016...
December 27, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260510/interventions-for-managing-taste-disturbances
#11
REVIEW
Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Renjith P George, Naresh Shetty, David Levenson, Debra M Ferraiolo, Ashish Shrestha
BACKGROUND: The sense of taste is very much essential to the overall health of an individual. It is a necessary component to enjoy one's food, which in turn provides nutrition to an individual. Any disturbance in taste perception can hamper quality of life in such patients by influencing their appetite, body weight and psychological well-being. Taste disorders have been treated using different modalities of treatment and there is no consensus for the best intervention. Hence this Cochrane Review was undertaken...
December 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227476/the-molecular-landscape-of-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-reveals-recurrent-structural-alterations-and-age-specific-mutational-interactions
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Hamid Bolouri, Jason E Farrar, Timothy Triche, Rhonda E Ries, Emilia L Lim, Todd A Alonzo, Yussanne Ma, Richard Moore, Andrew J Mungall, Marco A Marra, Jinghui Zhang, Xiaotu Ma, Yu Liu, Yanling Liu, Jaime M Guidry Auvil, Tanja M Davidsen, Patee Gesuwan, Leandro C Hermida, Bodour Salhia, Stephen Capone, Giridharan Ramsingh, Christian Michel Zwaan, Sanne Noort, Stephen R Piccolo, E Anders Kolb, Alan S Gamis, Malcolm A Smith, Daniela S Gerhard, Soheil Meshinchi
We present the molecular landscape of pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and characterize nearly 1,000 participants in Children's Oncology Group (COG) AML trials. The COG-National Cancer Institute (NCI) TARGET AML initiative assessed cases by whole-genome, targeted DNA, mRNA and microRNA sequencing and CpG methylation profiling. Validated DNA variants corresponded to diverse, infrequent mutations, with fewer than 40 genes mutated in >2% of cases. In contrast, somatic structural variants, including new gene fusions and focal deletions of MBNL1, ZEB2 and ELF1, were disproportionately prevalent in young individuals as compared to adults...
December 11, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222655/levels-dietary-intake-and-health-risk-of-potentially-toxic-metals-in-vegetables-fruits-and-cereal-crops-in-pakistan
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Javed Nawab, Saad Farooqi, Wang Xiaoping, Sardar Khan, Asad Khan
Food safety is a major concern worldwide and human beings are frequently exposed to potentially toxic metals (PTMs) through consumption of vegetables, fruits, and cereal crops grown in contaminated areas. The present study investigates the concentrations of PTMs such as chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in the foodstuffs (fruits, vegetables, and cereals) collected from different markets of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Samples of fruits (banana, tangerine, apple, and guava), vegetables (tomato, onion, potato, pea, and lady finger), and cereals (rice, kidney beans, and chick peas) were acid-extracted and analyzed using ICP-MS...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209459/effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-catch-up-growth-in-children-with-failure-to-thrive
#14
Seul-Gi Park, Ha-Neul Choi, Hye-Ran Yang, Jung-Eun Yim
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although globally the numbers of children diagnosed with failure to thrive (FTT) have decreased, FTT is still a serious pediatric problem. We aimed to investigate the effects of zinc supplementation for 6 months on growth parameters of infants and children with FTT. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In this retrospective study, of the 114 participants aged between 4 months and 6 years, 89 were included in the zinc supplementation group and were provided with nutrition counseling plus an oral zinc supplement for 6 months...
December 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205278/jack-aviv-and-brains-of-children
#15
REVIEW
Angelo A Lamola
Both lead intoxication in early childhood and deficient bilirubin-binding capacity (BBC) of blood in jaundiced neonates indicate risk for brain damage. Zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) is a biomarker for lead intoxication (PbI) as well as well as for iron deficiency. Under the leadership of Jack Aviv, Aviv Biomedical, Inc. developed robust hematofluorometers for point-of-care assays of ZPP in blood and for the high-affinity BBC of blood. These assays use just drops of whole blood and are simple, fast and inexpensive...
December 4, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188049/optimization-of-extrusion-conditions-for-the-production-of-instant-grain-amaranth-based-porridge-flour
#16
Olamide A Akande, Dorothy Nakimbugwe, Ivan M Mukisa
Malnutrition is one of the foremost causes of death among children below 5 years in developing countries. Development of nutrient-dense food formulations using locally available crops has been proposed as a means to combat this menace. This study optimized the extrusion process for the production of a nutritious amaranth-based porridge flour. Least cost formulations containing grain amaranth, groundnut, iron-rich beans, pumpkin, orange-fleshed sweet potato, carrot, and maize were developed and evaluated by a sensory panel (n = 30) for acceptability using the 9-point hedonic scale...
November 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187063/nutrition-deficiencies-in-children-with-intestinal-failure-receiving-chronic-parenteral-nutrition
#17
Shweta S Namjoshi, Sarah Muradian, Hannah Bechtold, Laurie Reyen, Robert S Venick, Elizabeth A Marcus, Jorge H Vargas, Laura J Wozniak
BACKGROUND: Home parenteral nutrition (PN) is a lifesaving therapy for children with intestinal failure (IF). Our aims were to describe the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin D, zinc, copper, iron, selenium) in a diverse population of children with IF receiving PN and to identify and characterize risk factors associated with micronutrient deficiencies, including hematologic abnormalities. METHODS: Data were collected on 60 eligible patients through retrospective chart review between May 2012 and February 2015...
February 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182509/the-3c-protease-of-enterovirus-a71-counteracts-the-activity-of-host-zinc-finger-antiviral-protein-zap
#18
Li Xie, Baojing Lu, Zhenhua Zheng, Yuanjiu Miao, Yan Liu, Yuan Zhang, Caishang Zheng, Xianliang Ke, Qinxue Hu, Hanzhong Wang
Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is a positive-strand RNA virus that causes hand-foot-mouth disease and neurological complications in children and infants. Although the underlying mechanisms remain to be further defined, impaired immunity is thought to play an important role. The host zinc-finger antiviral protein (ZAP), an IFN-stimulated gene product, has been reported to specifically inhibit the replication of certain viruses. However, whether ZAP restricts the infection of enteroviruses remains unknown. Here, we report that EV-A71 infection upregulates ZAP mRNA in RD and HeLa cells...
November 28, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181960/a-starch-glycyrretinic-zinc-oxide-and-bisabolol-based-cream-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-mild-to-moderate-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-a-three-center-assessor-blinded-trial
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Amelia Licari, Giulia Ruffinazzi, Maria DE Filippo, Riccardo Castagnoli, Alessia Marseglia, Fabio Agostinis, Mario Puviani, Massimo Milani, Gian L Marseglia
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a very common chronic inflammatory and eczematous skin condition characterized by flares and remissions. Skin barrier alteration or dysfunction is the most relevant patogenetic factor. Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment of AD, especially during flare periods. The daily use of emollients and moisturizers is also considered a relevant adjunctive strategy to improve skin barrier function and skin appearance in AD patients. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids is associated with important drawbacks and side effects...
December 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171140/safety-and-efficacy-of-autoantigen-specific-therapy-with-2-doses-of-alum-formulated-glutamate-decarboxylase-in-children-with-multiple-islet-autoantibodies-and-risk-for-type-1-diabetes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Helena Elding Larsson, Markus Lundgren, Berglind Jonsdottir, David Cuthbertson, Jeffrey Krischer
OBJECTIVE: Treatments have failed to delay or stop the autoimmune process, preceding onset of type 1 diabetes. We investigated if autoantigen-specific treatment with alum-formulated glutamate decarboxylase (GAD-Alum) was safe and affected progression to type 1 diabetes in children with islet autoimmunity. METHODS: In an investigator-initiated, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, non-diabetic children aged 4 to 17.9 years with autoantibodies to glutamate decarboxylase (GADA) and at least one of insulinoma-associated protein 2, insulin or zinc-transporter 8, were randomized, stratified by 2 or ≥3 islet autoantibodies, to 2 injections of 20 μg GAD-Alum or placebo, 30 days apart...
November 24, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
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