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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528999/clinical-management-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adults-systemic-review-on-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Lucia De Franceschi, Achille Iolascon, Ali Taher, Maria Domenica Cappellini
Global burden disease studies point out that one of the top cause-specific anemias is iron deficiency (ID). Recent advances in knowledge of iron homeostasis have shown that fragile patients are a new target population in which the correction of ID might impact their morbidity, mortality and quality of life. We did a systematic review using specific search strategy, carried out the review of PubMed database, Cochrane Database of systemic reviews and international guidelines on diagnosis and clinical management of ID from 2010 to 2016...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513623/prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-a-cohort-of-509-patients-with-acute-hip-fracture-the-importance-of-a-comprehensive-assessment
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M Díaz de Bustamante, T Alarcón, R Menéndez-Colino, R Ramírez-Martín, Á Otero, J I González-Montalvo
Backgrounds/objectives:Malnutrition is very common in acute hip fracture (HF) patients. Studies differ widely in their findings, with reported prevalences between 31 and 88% mainly because of small sample sizes and the use of different criteria. The aim of this study was to learn the prevalence of malnutrition in a large cohort of HF patients in an comprehensive way that includes the frequency of protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin D deficiency and sarcopenia. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A 1-year consecutive sample of patients admitted with fragility HF in a 1300-bed public University Hospital, who were assessed within the first 72 h of admission...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508946/using-principal-component-analysis-and-annual-seasonal-trend-analysis-to-assess-karst-rocky-desertification-in-southwestern-china
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Zhiming Zhang, Zhiyun Ouyang, Yi Xiao, Yang Xiao, Weihua Xu
Increasing exploitation of karst resources is causing severe environmental degradation because of the fragility and vulnerability of karst areas. By integrating principal component analysis (PCA) with annual seasonal trend analysis (ASTA), this study assessed karst rocky desertification (KRD) within a spatial context. We first produced fractional vegetation cover (FVC) data from a moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer normalized difference vegetation index using a dimidiate pixel model. Then, we generated three main components of the annual FVC data using PCA...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505889/vegetation-dynamics-and-responses-to-climate-change-and-human-activities-in-central-asia
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Liangliang Jiang, Guli Jiapaer, Anming Bao, Hao Guo, Felix Ndayisaba
Knowledge of the current changes and dynamics of different types of vegetation in relation to climatic changes and anthropogenic activities is critical for developing adaptation strategies to address the challenges posed by climate change and human activities for ecosystems. Based on a regression analysis and the Hurst exponent index method, this research investigated the spatial and temporal characteristics and relationships between vegetation greenness and climatic factors in Central Asia using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and gridded high-resolution station (land) data for the period 1984-2013...
May 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488959/temperature-dependent-haemolytic-propensity-of-cpda-1-stored-red-blood-cells-vs-whole-blood-red-cell-fragility-as-donor-signature-on-blood-units
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Vassilis L Tzounakas, Alkmini T Anastasiadi, Dimitrios G Karadimas, Redisa A Zeqo, Hara T Georgatzakou, Olga D Pappa, Olga A Papatzitze, Konstantinos E Stamoulis, Issidora S Papassideri, Marianna H Antonelou, Anastasios G Kriebardis
BACKGROUND: To preserve cellular integrity and avoid bacterial growth, storage and transfer of blood and blood products follow strict guidelines in terms of temperature control. We evaluated the impact of ineligible warming of whole blood donations on the quality of blood components. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred and twenty units of whole blood (WB) from eligible blood donors were collected in CPDA-1 and stored at 4±2 °C. During shipment to the blood processing centre, a gradual warming up to 17 °C was recorded within a period of less than eight hours...
April 10, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475355/review-of-salient-investigational-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-fragile-x-syndrome
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Kaizad Munshi, Katherine Pawlowski, Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, Jonathan D Picker
OBJECTIVES: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability, in addition to being the commonest diagnosable cause of autism. The identification of the biochemical mechanism underlying this disorder has provided amenable targets for therapy. This review aims to provide an overview of investigational drug therapies for FXS. METHODS: The authors carried out a search of clinical and preclinical trials for FXS in PubMed and on the U...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466137/bone-material-strength-index-as-measured-by-impact-microindentation-is-low-in-patients-with-fractures-irrespective-of-fracture-site
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F Malgo, N A T Hamdy, S E Papapoulos, N M Appelman-Dijkstra
We evaluated the relationship between bone material strength index (BMSi) and fragility fractures, including vertebral fractures. Our data showed that BMSi is low in all fracture patients with low bone mass, independently of whether patients sustained a vertebral or a non-vertebral fracture. INTRODUCTION: Impact microindentation (IMI) is a new technique for the measurement of tissue level properties of cortical bone in vivo. Previous studies showed an association between BMSi and non-vertebral fractures, but an association with vertebral fractures is still being debated...
May 2, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461713/the-great-recession-and-risk-for-child-abuse-and-neglect
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William Schneider, Jane Waldfogel, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
This paper examines the association between the Great Recession and four measures of the risk for maternal child abuse and neglect: (1) maternal physical aggression; (2) maternal psychological aggression; (3) physical neglect by mothers; and (4) supervisory/exposure neglect by mothers. It draws on rich longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a longitudinal birth cohort study of families in 20 U.S. cities (N = 3,177; 50% African American, 25% Hispanic; 22% non-Hispanic white; 3% other)...
January 2017: Children and Youth Services Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417139/the-fragility-index-a-p-value-in-sheep-s-clothing
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Rickey E Carter, Paul M McKie, Curtis B Storlie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414756/reduction-in-the-copy-number-and-expression-level-of-the-recurrent-human-papillomavirus-integration-gene-fragile-histidine-triad-fhit-predicts-the-transition-of-cervical-lesions
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Liming Wang, Hui Shen, Bei Feng, Da Zhu, Lan Yu, Xun Tian, Ci Ren, Chun Gao, Xiaomin Li, Ding Ma, Zheng Hu, Hui Wang
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide, especially in developing countries. High risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection causes cervical cancer and precancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Integration of the HR-HPV genome into the host chromatin is an important step in cervical carcinogenesis. The detection of integrated papillomavirus sequences-PCR (DIPS-PCR) allowed us to explore HPV integration in the human genome and to determine the pattern of this integration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410916/chronic-alcohol-abuse-in-men-alters-bone-mechanical-properties-by-affecting-both-tissue-mechanical-properties-and-microarchitectural-parameters
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M Cruel, M Granke, C Bosser, M Audran, T Hoc
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Alcohol-induced secondary osteoporosis in men has been characterized by higher fracture prevalence and a modification of bone microarchitecture. Chronic alcohol consumption impairs bone cell activity and results in an increased fragility. A few studies highlighted effects of heavy alcohol consumption on some microarchitectural parameters of trabecular bone. But to date and to our knowledge, micro- and macro-mechanical properties of bone of alcoholic subjects have not been investigated...
April 11, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407408/fmr1-genotype-interacts-with-parenting-stress-to-shape-health-and-functional-abilities-in-older-age
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Marsha Mailick, Jinkuk Hong, Jan Greenberg, Leann Smith Dawalt, Mei Wang Baker, Paul J Rathouz
This study investigated the association of genotype (CGG repeats in FMR1) and the health and well-being of 5,628 aging adults (mean age = 71) in a population-based study. Two groups were contrasted: aging parents who had adult children with developmental or mental health disabilities (n = 785; the high-stress parenting group) and aging parents of healthy children who did not have disabilities (n = 4843; the low-stress parenting group). There were significant curvilinear interaction effects between parenting stress group and CGG repeats for body mass index and indicators of health and functional limitations, and the results were suggestive of interactions for limitations in cognitive functioning...
June 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348376/a-missense-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-aldh2-gene-rs671-is-associated-with-hip-fracture
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Kenichiro Takeshima, Yuji Nishiwaki, Yasunori Suda, Yasuo Niki, Yuiko Sato, Tami Kobayashi, Kana Miyamoto, Hisaya Uchida, Wataru Inokuchi, Takashi Tsuji, Atsushi Funayama, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Toyama, Takeshi Miyamoto
Hip fracture is the most severe bone fragility fracture among osteoporotic injuries. Family history is a known risk factor for fracture and now included among criteria for osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment; however, genetic factors underlying family history favoring fracture remain to be elucidated. Here we demonstrate that a missense SNP in the ALDH2 gene, rs671 (ALDH2*2), is significantly associated with hip fracture (odds ratio = 2.48, 95% confidence interval: 1.20-5.10, p = 0.021). The rs671 SNP was also significantly associated with osteoporosis development (odds ratio = 2...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342195/a-simple-self-diagnosis-tool-to-assess-the-prevalence-of-dermatoporosis-in-france
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J-H Saurat, V Mengeaud, V Georgescu, C Coutanceau, K Ezzedine, C Taïeb
IMPORTANCE: The term dermatoporosis has been proposed to describe clinical signs and functional consequences of age-related extreme skin fragility. OBJECTIVE: To create a simple dermatoporosis self-diagnosis tool (IDA: Index Dermatoporosis Assessment) and to use this tool to estimate the prevalence of dermatoporosis in France. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A specific dermatoporosis questionnaire was developed with the help of senior dermatologists and survey experts...
March 25, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334053/new-insights-of-altered-lipid-profile-in-fragile-x-syndrome
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Artuela Çaku, Nabil G Seidah, Audrey Lortie, Nancy Gagné, Patrice Perron, Jean Dubé, Francois Corbin
BACKGROUND: Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the main genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency resulting the absence of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein (FMRP). Clinical picture is characterized by cognitive impairment associated with a broad spectrum of psychiatric comorbidities including autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Some of these disorders have been associated with lipid abnormalities and lower cholesterol levels. Since lipids are important for neuronal development, we aim to investigate the lipid profile of French Canadian-FXS individuals and to identify the altered components of cholesterol metabolism as well as their association with clinical profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302354/quadrant-analysis-of-quantitative-computed-tomography-scans-of-the-femoral-neck-reveals-superior-region-specific-weakness-in-young-and-middle-aged-men-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Takuma Kuroda, Koji Ishikawa, Takashi Nagai, Tomoyasu Fukui, Tsutomu Hirano, Katsunori Inagaki
We have previously shown that the intertrochanter of young and middle-aged patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) showed higher buckling ratio (an index of cortical instability) and lower volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD). However, we have not yet reported the detailed findings regarding the mechanical and density properties of the femoral neck. Therefore, we present a subanalysis of our previous study with the aim of further evaluating the middle third of the femoral neck via quadrant quantitative computed tomography in young and middle-aged patients with T1DM...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285742/peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-pqct-measures-contribute-to-the-understanding-of-bone-fragility-in-older-patients-with-low-trauma-fracture
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Hongyuan Jiang, Christopher J Yates, Alexandra Gorelik, Ashwini Kale, Qichun Song, John D Wark
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as currently used has limitations in identifying patients with osteoporosis and predicting occurrence of fracture. We aimed to express peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) variables of patients with low-trauma fracture as T-scores by using T-score scales obtained from healthy young women, and to evaluate the potential clinical utility of pQCT for the assessment of bone fragility. Fracture patients were recruited from a fracture liaison service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283937/effect-of-bisphosphonate-initiation-at-week-2-versus-week-12-on-short-term-functional-recovery-after-femoral-neck-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aasis Unnanuntana, Panai Laohaprasitiporn, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna
The appropriate time to initiate bisphosphonate treatment after a fragility fracture has not yet been established. In this study, we found no significant differences in short-term functional recovery between femoral neck fracture patients who received bisphosphonate treatment at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty. INTRODUCTION: Bisphosphonate is the mainstay therapy for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of bisphosphonate initiation on short-term functional recovery in femoral neck fracture patients at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268543/a-new-hybrid-watermarking-algorithm-for-mri-medical-images-using-dwt-and-hash-functions
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F Taher, A Kunhu, H AlAhmad
This paper deals with a blind hybrid digital watermarking algorithm for the copyright protection and authentication of magnetic resonance tomography images. Medical image watermarking requires extreme care when embedding watermark information in the medical images, to protect the image quality from being violated and to avoid the wrong diagnosis that might occur. The proposed algorithm contains robust watermark for the ownership protection and fragile watermarks for checking the authenticity. In the proposed algorithm, the medical image is divided into two regions, called the Region of Interest and Region of Non-Interest using histogram technique and the watermarks are embedded in both wavelet domain and spatial domain in the Region of Non-Interest Area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265896/use-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-identifying-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis
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C B Brasileiro, L L F H Chalub, M H N G Abreu, I D Barreiros, T M P Amaral, A M Kakehasi, R A Mesquita
The aim of this study is to correlate radiometric indices from cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. Quantitative CBCT indices can be used to screen for women with low BMD. PURPOSE: Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by the deterioration of bone tissue and the consequent decrease in BMD and increase in bone fragility. Several studies have been performed to assess radiometric indices in panoramic images as low-BMD predictors...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
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