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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088657/early-adulthood-body-mass-index-cumulative-smoking-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-survival
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Anna Spreafico, Linda Coate, Rihong Zhai, Wei Xu, Zheng-Fei Chen, Zhuo Chen, Devalben Patel, Brandon Tse, M Catherine Brown, Rebecca S Heist, Lorin Dodbiba, Jennifer Teichman, Matthew Kulke, Li Su, Lawson Eng, Jennifer Knox, Rebecca Wong, Gail E Darling, David C Christiani, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: Smoking and obesity are esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) risk factors. However, the same risk factors may also affect biological aggressiveness and cancer outcomes. Our study evaluated the combined effects of early-adulthood obesity and cumulative smoking on the EAC survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In two EAC cohorts, Toronto (TO; N=235) and Boston (BO; N=329), associations between early adulthood body mass index (EA-BMI), BMI at 1year prior to diagnosis (BMI-1), and smoking with overall survival (OS) were assessed using Cox proportional hazard models, adjusted for relevant covariates...
January 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079435/bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-at-presentation
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Marie Lundberg, Pia Nikander, Katja Tuomainen, Helena Orell-Kotikangas, Antti Mäkitie
CONCLUSION: Finnish head and neck cancer (HNC) patients show signs of severe malnutrition already at presentation, measured by bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). BIA may be a practical method to detect malnutrition, analyze body composition, and to identify high-risk patients in this population. OBJECTIVES: BIA is a validated method for evaluating body composition and detecting malnutrition. Low phase angle (PA) is associated with increased mortality and morbidity...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077198/association-of-bmi-with-risk-of-cvd-mortality-and-all-cause-mortality
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Chee Cheong Kee, Mohd Ghazali Sumarni, Kuang Hock Lim, Sharmini Selvarajah, Jamaiyah Haniff, Guat Hiong Helen Tee, Kaur Gurpreet, Yusoff Ahmad Faudzi, Nasir Mustafa Amal
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between BMI and risk of CVD mortality and all-cause mortality among Malaysian adults. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. Participants were followed up for 5 years from 2006 to 2010. Mortality data were obtained via record linkages with the Malaysian National Registration Department. Multiple Cox regression was applied to compare risk of CVD and all-cause mortality between BMI categories adjusting for age, gender and ethnicity...
January 12, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074278/laparoscopic-appendectomy-risk-factors-for-postoperative-intraabdominal-abscess
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Francisco Schlottmann, Emmanuel E Sadava, M E Peña, Nicolás A Rotholtz
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has obtained wide acceptance over the last two decades. However, some studies suggest that there is an increased rate of intraabdominal abscess (IAA) when is compared with open appendectomy. Since postoperative IAA is associated with high morbidity, identifying predictive factors of this complication may help to prevent it. The aim of this study was to identify preoperative and intraoperative risk factors for IAA after LA. METHODS: From January 2005 to June 2015, all charts of consecutive patients underwent to LA were revised...
January 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073971/sexual-dimorphisms-in-genetic-loci-linked-to-body-fat-distribution
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Sara L Pulit, Tugce Karaderi, Cecilia M Lindgren
Obesity is a chronic condition associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Obesity confers an enormous burden on both individuals and public health more broadly. Body fat distribution is a heritable trait and a well-established predictor of adverse metabolic outcomes. Body fat distribution is distinct from overall obesity in measurement, but studies of body fat distribution can yield insights into the risk factors for and causes of overall obesity. Sexual dimorphism in body fat distribution is present throughout life...
January 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072926/relationship-between-marital-transitions-health-behaviors-and-health-indicators-of-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Randa M Kutob, Nicole P Yuan, Betsy C Wertheim, David A Sbarra, Eric B Loucks, Rami Nassir, Gihan Bareh, Mimi M Kim, Linda G Snetselaar, Cynthia A Thomson
BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by changes in health behaviors. METHODS: This study uses data from a prospective cohort of 79,094 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) to examine the relationship between marital transition and health indicators (blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index [BMI]) as well as health behaviors (diet pattern, alcohol use, physical activity, and smoking) in a sample of relatively healthy and employed women...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070780/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-adolescents-with-or-without-syndromic-obesity-two-years-follow-up
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Angelo Iossa, Francesco De Peppo, Romina Caccamo, Brad Michael Watkins, Francesca Abbatini, Emanuela Ceriati, Gianfranco Silecchia
INTRODUCTION: Childhood obesity is an emerging health problem. Surgical treatment of obese adolescents, particularly those affected by congenital syndrome, represents a controversial issue. The aim of this multicenter study was to retrospectively assess the results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in a cohort of adolescents affected by morbid obesity, with or without congenital syndromes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one obese (BMI 49 ± 6 kg/m(2)) adolescents with mean age of 16 ± 3 years (58...
January 9, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069685/associations-of-body-mass-index-with-laboratory-and-biomarkers-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Koen W Streng, Jozine M Ter Maaten, John G Cleland, Christopher M O'Connor, Beth A Davison, Marco Metra, Michael M Givertz, John R Teerlink, Piotr Ponikowski, Daniel M Bloomfield, Howard C Dittrich, Hans L Hillege, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides decline with obesity in patients with heart failure. Whether this is true for other biomarkers is unknown. We investigated a wide range of biomarker profiles in acute heart failure across the body mass index (BMI) spectrum. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 48 biomarkers, assessing multiple pathophysiological pathways, were measured in 2033 patients included in PROTECT (Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study of the Selective A1 Adenosine Receptor Antagonist Rolofylline for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Volume Overload to Assess Treatment Effect on Congestion and Renal Function), a trial comparing the effects of rolofylline to placebo in patients with acute heart failure...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067749/association-between-obesity-and-perioperative-morbidity-in-open-versus-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy
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Gabriela E Halder, Jason L Salemi, Stuart Hart, Emad Mikhail
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare differences in 30-day perioperative morbidity and mortality for women undergoing open sacrocolpopexy (OSCP) versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSCP) across all body mass index (BMI) groups and between patients of ideal versus elevated BMI (includes overweight, obese, and morbidly obese). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for this retrospective review were obtained from the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database using current procedural terminology...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066607/risk-factors-and-outcome-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-in-korea
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Sungwoo Moon, Moo Suk Park, Jin Gu Lee, Ji Ye Jung, Young Ae Kang, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Hyo Chae Paik, Song Yee Kim
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a severe, acute and post-transplantation lung injury associated with early morbidity and mortality. We aimed to identify clinical risk factors for PGD, as well as the outcome of PGD after lung transplantation in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed lung transplant patients in a South Korean Hospital. The primary outcome was grade 3 PGD, defined according to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation criteria...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065667/a-large-frontal-qrs-t-angle-is-a-strong-predictor-of-the-long-term-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality-in-the-diabetic-population
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Ole May, Christina Boesgaard Graversen, Mia Østergaard Johansen, Hanne Arildsen
BACKGROUND: A large angle between the QRS vector and the T-wave vector (QRS-T angle) in electrocardiograms (ECGs) has recently been introduced as a marker of poor prognosis. The prognostic value in diabetes is unknown. We assessed the long-term predictive power of the frontal plane QRS-T angle in the diabetic population. METHODS: In 1992-93, the diabetic population of the municipality of Horsens, Denmark, was delineated by the prescription method, and an age- and gender-stratified sample of 240 diabetic persons was randomly selected...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063667/combining-heart-rate-and-systolic-blood-pressure-to-improve-risk-stratification-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure-findings-from-the-rica-registry
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Justo Sánchez-Gil, Luis Manzano, Marcus Flather, Francesc Formiga, Alicia Conde Martel, Alberto Muela Molinero, Raul Quirós López, Jose Luis Arias Jiménez, Pau Llácer Iborra, Juan Ignacio Perez-Calvo, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero
OBJECTIVES: Heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are independent prognostic variables in patients with heart failure (HF). We evaluated if combining HR and SBP could improve prognostic assessment in older patients. METHODS: Variables associated with all-cause mortality and readmission for HF during 9months of follow-up were analyzed from the Spanish Heart Failure Registry (RICA). HR and SBP values were stratified in three combined groups. RESULTS: We evaluated 1551 patients, 82years and 56% women...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063507/prevalence-of-low-muscle-mass-according-to-body-mass-index-in-older-adults
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Christophe E Graf, Claude Pichard, François R Herrmann, Cornel C Sieber, Dina Zekry, Laurence Genton
OBJECTIVE: Low muscle mass has been associated with increased morbi-mortality and should be identified for optimizing preventive and therapeutic strategies. This study evaluates the prevalence of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)-derived low muscle mass in older persons using definitions found through a systematic literature search and determines the link between body mass index (BMI) and low muscle mass. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of trials involving ≥100 persons that derived low muscle mass from BIA and reported cut-offs for low muscle mass normalized for body height or weight...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062371/effects-of-body-mass-index-and-weight-change-on-mortality-in-older-men-with-impaired-glucose-regulation
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Zhi-Bing Li, Man-Liu Wang, Sheng-Yong Dong, Ban-Ruo Sun, Xin-Yu Miao, Fu-Sheng Fang, Zheng-Xue Dai, Chun-Lin Li, Hui Tian
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of baseline body mass index (BMI) status and weight change on mortality in older men with impaired glucose regulation (IGR). METHODS: Eight hundred eighty-five men with IGR aged 60 to 90 were included. Baseline and endpoint weight were measured. All-cause and cardiovascular mortality were observed during a median follow-up period of 10years. Multivariate Cox regressions were used to estimate associations between BMI, weight change and mortality...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058551/modified-frailty-index-predicts-morbidity-and-mortality-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Harveshp Mogal, Sarah A Vermilion, Rebecca Dodson, Fang-Chi Hsu, Russell Howerton, Perry Shen, Clancy J Clark
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a disease of older adults, who may present with limited physiologic reserve. The authors hypothesized that a frailty index can predict postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: All patients who underwent PD were identified in the 2005-2012 NSQIP Participant Use File. Patients undergoing emergency procedures, those with an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification of five, and those with a diagnosis of preoperative sepsis were excluded from the study...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056429/weight-change-after-initiation-of-oral-hypoglycemic-monotherapy-for-diabetes-predicts-5-year-mortality-an-observational-study
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Beverly M Kocarnik, Kathryn P Moore, Nicholas L Smith, Edward J Boyko
PURPOSE: To investigate whether weight change in the first year after initiating an oral hypoglycemic agent (OHA) for type 2 diabetes treatment is associated with mortality in a national cohort. PROCEDURES: We prospectively followed Veterans Health Administration patients with type 2 diabetes initiating treatment with an OHA and not receiving any other diabetes pharmacotherapy for at least one year. Information on OHAs, weight, co-morbidities, other medications, demographics, and laboratory measurements was obtained from electronic medical records...
December 5, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054167/1-year-course-of-fatigue-in-patients-on-chronic-hemodialysis
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Maurizio Bossola, Enrico Di Stasio, Manuela Antocicco, Gilda Pepe, Emanuele Marzetti, Carlo Vulpio
PURPOSE: Fatigue is common in end-stage renal disease patients receiving hemodialysis, reduces significantly their quality of life and is associated with all-cause and cardiac-related mortality. Unfortunately, little is known about the course of fatigue in patients on chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: The Vitality Subscale of the SF-36 (SF-36 VS), Short-Form Health Survey, was administered to 45 patients in January (T1), June (T2) and November (T3) 2015. RESULTS: The score of the SF-36 VS did not differ significantly among T1, T2 and T3...
January 4, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051799/%C3%A2-sarcopenia-predicts-reduced-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-at-first-diagnosis
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Paola Begini, Elia Gigante, Giulio Antonelli, Francesco Carbonetti, Elsa Iannicelli, Giulia Anania, Barbara Imperatrice, Adriano Maria Pellicelli, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Massimo Marignani
:  Background. Sarcopenia is a complication and independent risk factor for mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. AIM: To assess the prevalence and influence of sarcopenia on overall survival in a cohort of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma managed in a tertiary center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Abdominal computed tomography of 92 consecutive hepatocellular carcinoma cirrhotic patients, enrolled and followed from 2004 to 2014, were retrospectively studied with a software analyzing the cross-sectional areas of muscles at third lumbar vertebra level...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046128/body-mass-index-related-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-heterogeneity-in-obesity-paradox-studies-a-dose-response-meta-analysis
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Yeongkeun Kwon, Hyun Jung Kim, Sungsoo Park, Yong-Gyu Park, Kyung-Hwan Cho
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies to quantify the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We included studies assessing the impact of BMI on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. Data were combined using a random-effects dose-response model. RESULTS: Sixteen cohort studies on all-cause mortality (n = 445,125) and two studies on cardiovascular mortality (n = 92,841) were evaluated in the meta-analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046024/chest-fat-quantification-via-ct-based-on-standardized-anatomy-space-in-adult-lung-transplant-candidates
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Yubing Tong, Jayaram K Udupa, Drew A Torigian, Dewey Odhner, Caiyun Wu, Gargi Pednekar, Scott Palmer, Anna Rozenshtein, Melissa A Shirk, John D Newell, Mary Porteous, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, David J Lederer
PURPOSE: Overweight and underweight conditions are considered relative contraindications to lung transplantation due to their association with excess mortality. Yet, recent work suggests that body mass index (BMI) does not accurately reflect adipose tissue mass in adults with advanced lung diseases. Alternative and more accurate measures of adiposity are needed. Chest fat estimation by routine computed tomography (CT) imaging may therefore be important for identifying high-risk lung transplant candidates...
2017: PloS One
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