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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785077/mediterranean-diet-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Caterina Anania, Francesco Massimo Perla, Francesca Olivero, Lucia Pacifico, Claudio Chiesa
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as the most common chronic liver disease, and is characterized by a wide spectrum of fat-liver disorders that can result in severe liver disease and cirrhosis. Inflammation and oxidative stress are the major risk factors involved in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Currently, there is no consensus concerning the pharmacological treatment of NAFLD. However, lifestyle interventions based on exercise and a balanced diet for quality and quantity, are considered the cornerstone of NAFLD management...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784250/update-on-pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis
#2
REVIEW
A Ruet
Pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) has distinctive features compared with adult-onset multiple sclerosis (AOMS), and warrants caution despite being a rare form of MS. POMS diagnostic criteria are somewhat different from those used in AOMS, with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis being a key differential diagnosis of MS in children. Other differential diagnoses that have to be ruled out before diagnosing MS include demyelinating syndromes, autoimmune and systemic pathologies, and infectious, genetic, metabolic and neoplastic diseases...
May 18, 2018: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759068/childhood-retinol-binding-protein-4-rbp4-levels-predicting-the-10-year-risk-of-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-syndrome-the-bcams-study
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Ge Li, Issy C Esangbedo, Lu Xu, Junling Fu, Lujiao Li, Dan Feng, Lanwen Han, Xinhua Xiao, Mingyao Li, Jie Mi, Ming Li, Shan Gao, Steven M Willi
BACKGROUND: Elevated retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels may contribute to the development of metabolic abnormalities, but prospective studies evaluating the association between childhood RBP4 levels and metabolic syndrome (MS) in adulthood are lacking. We investigated whether RBP4 levels during childhood predict cardiometabolic risk at 10-year follow-up. METHODS: The relationships between RBP4 levels, the established adipokines (leptin and adiponectin) and the components of MS were examined in 3445 school-aged children recruited in 2004 for the Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome study...
May 14, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752170/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-the-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann C Halbower, Jelena Klawitter, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea/nocturnal hypoxia on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity and oxidative stress. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsy proven participants (n = 9) with NAFLD and obstructive sleep apnea/hypoxia were studied before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep disordered breathing, including laboratory testing and markers of oxidative stress, urine F(2)-isoprostanes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750655/metabolic-risk-factors-in-adolescent-girls-with-type-1-diabetes
#5
Cíntia Castro-Correia, Rita Santos-Silva, Marta Pinheiro, Carla Costa, Manuel Fontoura
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pediatric metabolic syndrome (MS) has progressively increased. The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has also increased. Thus, some children and adolescents with T1DM exhibit MS parameters. The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of MS parameters in female adolescents with T1DM based on their nutritional status. METHODS: We evaluated 44 adolescents with T1DM (consecutive non-randomized sample) aged between 14 and 18 years, who were on intensive therapy with insulin...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710196/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-onset-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-age-specific-risk-factors-for-lethal-arrhythmic-events
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Niccolò Maurizi, Silvia Passantino, Gaia Spaziani, Francesca Girolami, Anna Arretini, Mattia Targetti, Iva Pollini, Alessia Tomberli, Silvia Pradella, Giovanni Battista Calabri, Veronica Vinattieri, Bruno Bertaccini, Ornella Leone, Luciano De Simone, Claudio Rapezzi, Niccolò Marchionni, Franco Cecchi, Silvia Favilli, Iacopo Olivotto
Importance: Predictors of lethal arrhythmic events (LAEs) after a pediatric diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are unresolved. Existing algorithms for risk stratification are limited to patients older than 16 years because of a lack of data on younger individuals. Objective: To describe the long-term outcome of pediatric-onset HCM and identify age-specific arrhythmic risk factors. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study assessed patients with pediatric-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed from 1974 to 2016 in 2 national referral centers for cardiomyopathies in Florence, Italy...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705673/ace-apoa5-and-mtp-gene-polymorphisms-analysis-in-relation-to-triglyceride-and-insulin-levels-in-pediatric-patients
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Lilia Carranza-González, Rafael B R León-Cachón, María Antonia González-Zavala, Clara Ríos-Ibarra, Jesús Morlett-Chávez, Celia Sánchez-Domínguez, Ana Cepeda-Nieto, Mauricio Salinas-Santander
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a complex, chronic, and multifactorial disease that has become a major, and worldwide, public health problem contributing to an increased number of pathologies, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, and metabolic syndrome, thus suggesting a commolon origin. A diet high in sugar and fats coupled with a sedentary lifestyle has a major role in the development of obesity. However, the genetic background has also been associated with body fat accumulation...
April 25, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693762/growth-body-composition-and-bone-density-following-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#8
Amin Sheikh, Tim Cundy, Helen Maria Evans
Patients transplanted for cholestatic liver disease are often significantly fat-soluble vitamin deficient and malnourished pretransplant, with significant corticosteroid exposure post-transplant, with increasing evidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome post-LT. Our study aimed to assess growth, body composition, and BMD in patients post-pediatric LT. Body composition and bone densitometry scans were performed on 21 patients. Pre- and post-transplant anthropometric data were analyzed. Bone health was assessed using serum ALP, calcium, phosphate, and procollagen-1-N-peptide levels...
April 24, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686658/gut-microbiota-profiling-and-gut-brain-crosstalk-in-children-affected-by-pediatric-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-and-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections
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Andrea Quagliariello, Federica Del Chierico, Alessandra Russo, Sofia Reddel, Giulia Conte, Loris R Lopetuso, Gianluca Ianiro, Bruno Dallapiccola, Francesco Cardona, Antonio Gasbarrini, Lorenza Putignani
Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections syndrome (PANDAS) are conditions that impair brain normal neurologic function, resulting in the sudden onset of tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other behavioral symptoms. Recent studies have emphasized the crosstalk between gut and brain, highlighting how gut composition can influence behavior and brain functions. Thus, the present study investigates the relationship between PANS/PANDAS and gut microbiota ecology...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671081/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-adult-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations
#10
REVIEW
Bella Bielorai, Orit Pinhas-Hamiel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A growing number of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) survivors reach adulthood and face long-term health-related problems. We review risk factors and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of obesity-related comorbidities, including abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, impaired glucose metabolism, and type 2 diabetes in ALL and HSCT survivors. RECENT FINDINGS: Components of the MetS are already detected during the first year of ALL maintenance therapy and significantly worsen over time...
April 18, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666169/impact-of-transitional-care-on-endocrine-and-anthropometric-parameters-in-prader-willi-syndrome
#11
Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Muriel Coupaye, Asma Jaziri, Florence Menesguen, Béatrice Dubern, Michel Polak, Jean-Michel Oppert, Maithe Tauber, Graziella Pinto, Christine Poitou
CONTEXT: The transition of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) to adult life for medical care is challenging because of multiple comorbidities, including hormone deficiencies, obesity, and cognitive and behavioral disabilities. OBJECTIVE: To assess endocrine management, and metabolic and anthropometric parameters of PWS adults who received (n=31) or not (n=64) transitional care, defined as specialized pediatric care followed by a structured care pathway to a multidisciplinary adult team...
April 17, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624734/predominant-role-of-microglia-in-brain-iron-retention-in-sanfilippo-syndrome-a-pediatric-neurodegenerative-disease
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Vincent Puy, Walaa Darwiche, Stéphanie Trudel, Cathy Gomila, Christelle Lony, Laurent Puy, Thibaud Lefebvre, Sandrine Vitry, Agnès Boullier, Zoubida Karim, Jérôme Ausseil
Neuroinflammation and iron accumulation are hallmarks of a variety of adult neurodegenerative diseases. In Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type III, MPSIII, a pediatric neurodegenerative disease that shares some features with adult neurodegenerative diseases), the progressive accumulation of heparan sulfate oligosaccharides (HSOs) induces microglia and astrocytes to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines leading to severe neuroinflammation. The objectives of the present study were (1) to measure the local iron concentration and to assess iron metabolism in the brain of a MPSIIIB murine model and (2) to identify the brain cells involved in this accumulation...
April 6, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623047/sympathetic-metabolic-adaptations-and-oxidative-stress-in-autism-spectrum-disorders-how-far-from-physiology
#13
Antonietta Messina, Vincenzo Monda, Francesco Sessa, Anna Valenzano, Monica Salerno, Ilaria Bitetti, Francesco Precenzano, Rosa Marotta, Francesco Lavano, Serena M Lavano, Margherita Salerno, Agata Maltese, Michele Roccella, Lucia Parisi, Roberta I Ferrentino, Gabriele Tripi, Beatrice Gallai, Giuseppe Cibelli, Marcellino Monda, Giovanni Messina, Marco Carotenuto
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a complex and multifaceted neurobehavioral syndrome with no specific cause still identified, despite the worldwide increasing (prevalence for 1,000 children from 6.7 to 14.6, between 2000 and 2012). Many biological and instrumental markers have been suggested as potential predictive factors for the precocious diagnosis during infancy and/or pediatric age. Many studies reported structural and functional abnormalities in the autonomic system in subjects with ASD. Sleep problems in ASD are a prominent feature, having an impact on the social interaction of the patient...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619157/glomerular-hyperfiltration-as-predictor-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-among-children-and-adolescents-the-childhood-and-adolescence-surveillance-and-prevention-of-adult-v-study
#14
Roya Kelishadi, Mostafa Qorbani, Farahnak Assadi, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Shirin Djalalinia, Ali Shahsavari, Hasan Ziaodini, Majzoubeh Taheri, Gita Shafiee, Azadeh Aminianfar, Sajjad Esmaeili, Tahereh Aminaei, Morteza Mansourian, Ramin Heshmat
Background: The prevalence of glomerular hyperfiltration and chronic kidney disease is increasing worldwide in parallel with obesity hypertension epidemic. The effect of increases in glomerular filtrations (GFR) in children with metabolic syndrome has not been studied. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between GFR and cardiometabolic risk factors in a large sample of pediatric population. Methods: In this nationwide survey, 3800 participants were selected by cluster random sampling from 30 provinces in Iran...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607525/remission-of-loss-of-control-eating-and-changes-in-components-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
#15
Lisa M Shank, Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, Rachel M Radin, Lauren B Shomaker, Denise E Wilfley, Jami F Young, Sheila Brady, Cara H Olsen, James C Reynolds, Jack A Yanovski
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric loss of control (LOC) eating prospectively predicts the worsening of metabolic syndrome components. However, it is unknown if remission of LOC eating is associated with improvements in metabolic health. Therefore, we conducted a secondary analysis of a trial that enrolled adolescent girls with LOC eating, examining whether LOC remission (vs. persistence) at end-of-treatment was associated with changes in metabolic syndrome components at 6-month follow-up. METHOD: One hundred three adolescent girls (age 14...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604982/hiv-neuropathology
#16
Susan Morgello
Primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) neuropathologies can affect all levels of the neuraxis and occur in all stages of natural history disease. Some, like HIV encephalitis, HIV myelitis, and diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis of peripheral nerve, reflect productive infection of the nervous system; others, like vacuolar myelopathy, distal symmetric polyneuropathy, and central and peripheral nervous system demyelination, are not clearly related to regional viral replication, and reflect more complex cascades of dysregulated host immunity and metabolic dysfunction...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575286/planar-xanthomas-secondary-to-post-transplantation-cholangiopathy-in-a-16-month-old-boy
#17
Nirali Patel, Adam Norberg, Marcia Hogeling
Planar xanthomas in children represent rare dermatologic findings associated with abnormalities in lipid metabolism. While planar xanthomas in Alagille's syndrome have been well described in the literature, there have been no cases reported of eruptive xanthomas in pediatric liver transplant patients. Herein we report a case of a 16-month-old boy status post-liver transplantation who presents with planar xanthomas secondary to cholangiopathy. A brief review of xanthomas and the related literature is also provided...
March 25, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563068/pediatric-endocrine-and-metabolic-diseases-and-proteomics
#18
Ioanna Kosteria, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos, George P Chrousos, George Th Tsangaris
The principles of Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (PPPM) dictate the need to recognize individual susceptibility to disease in a timely fashion and to offer targeted preventive interventions and treatments. Proteomics is a state-of-the art technology- driven science aiming at expanding our understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie disease, but also at identifying accurate predictive, diagnostic and therapeutic biomarkers, that will eventually promote the implementation of PPPM...
March 18, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558000/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-with-dual-caution-in-an-infant-cobalamin-c-defect-and-complement-dysregulation-successfully-treated-with-eculizumab
#19
Ulkem Kocoglu Barlas, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Nilufer Goknar, Melike Ersoy, Nihal Akcay, Esra Sevketoglu
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a devastating disease with significant mortality and high risk of progression to end-stage kidney disease. It is mostly caused by dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. Cobalamin C (Cbl C) defect is a genetic disorder of cobalamin metabolism and is a rare cause of HUS. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present a 6-month-old male infant who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) due to restlessness, severe hypertension, anemia, respiratory distress, and acute kidney injury...
March 20, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528815/updates-in-diagnosis-management-and-treatment-of-neuroblastoma
#20
Caroline C Swift, Meryle J Eklund, Jacqueline M Kraveka, Adina L Alazraki
Neuroblastoma is an embryonic tumor of the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. It is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood and accounts for up to 15% of all pediatric cancer fatalities. The manifestation of neuroblastoma is variable depending on the location of the tumor and on the presence or absence of paraneoplastic syndromes. The prognosis of neuroblastoma is also highly variable, ranging from spontaneous regression to widespread metastatic disease that is unresponsive to treatment. The age of the patient, stage of disease, histopathologic results, and multiple biologic factors contribute to the presurgical and pretreatment risk stratification of a patient with neuroblastoma...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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