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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528004/potential-contributions-of-skeletal-muscle-contractile-dysfunction-to-altered-biomechanics-in-obesity
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REVIEW
Lance M Bollinger
Obesity alters whole body kinematics and joint kinetics during activities of daily living which are thought to contribute to increased risk of musculoskeletal injury, development of lower extremity joint osteoarthritis (OA), and physical disability. To date, it has widely been accepted that excess adipose tissue mass is the major driver of biomechanical alterations in obesity. However, it is well established that obesity is a systemic disease affecting numerous, if not all, organ systems of the body. Indeed, obesity elicits numerous adaptations within skeletal muscle, including alterations in muscle structure (ex...
May 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506340/-endocrine-and-metabolic-features-of-female-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome-an-analysis-of-4-cases
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Mo-Ling Wu, Juan Li, Yu Ding, Yao Chen, Guo-Ying Chang, Xiu-Min Wang, Jian Wang, Yi-Ping Shen
This article reports the clinical features and endocrine and metabolic features of 4 children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). All the patients were female and aged 6-12 years at diagnosis. All of them had clinical manifestations of obesity, unusual facies, developmental retardation, and intellectual disability. Genetic detection showed that 2 patients had paternal deletion of the 15q11.2-q13 region, one patient had maternal autodiploid in the 15q11.2-q13 region, and one patient had no abnormality in the 15q11...
May 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506319/validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-laval-questionnaire-health-related-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-obesity
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Lorenzo Maria Donini, Aldo Rosano, Luca Di Lazzaro, Eleonora Poggiogalle, Carla Lubrano, Silvia Migliaccio, Mariagrazia Carbonelli, Alessandro Pinto, Andrea Lenzi
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated to increased risk of metabolic comorbidity as well as increased mortality. Notably, obesity is also associated to the impairment of the psychological status and of quality of life. Only three questionnaires are available in the Italian language evaluating the health-related quality of life in subjects with obesity. The aim of the present study was to test the validity and reliability of the Italian version of the Laval Questionnaire. METHODS: The original French version was translated into Italian and back-translated by a French native speaker...
May 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506227/associations-between-disc-space-narrowing-anterior-osteophytes-and-disability-in-chronic-mechanical-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake, Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake
BACKGROUND: Radiographic features of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) are common findings in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain; however, its role in disability and intensity of pain is debatable. This study aims to investigate the associations of the x-ray features of LDD and lumbar spondylolisthesis with severity of disability and intensity of pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 439 patients with chronic mechanical low back pain who attended the rheumatology clinic, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, from May 2012 to May 2014...
May 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500085/the-most-common-vices-of-men-can-damage-fertility-and-the-health-of-the-next-generation
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Tod Fullston, Nicole O McPherson, Deirdre Zander-Fox, Michelle Lane
There is growing evidence from animal and human studies that demonstrate that acquired paternal traits can impair both a male's fertility and the health of his offspring, including advanced age, smoking, stress, trauma, under-nutrition, infection, toxin exposure, and obesity. Curiously, many of these factors manifest as impaired neurological, behavioural, and/or metabolic functioning in offspring. The underlying molecular mechanisms that respond to the paternal environment and act as vectors of intergenerational transmission are beginning to emerge...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499988/melanocortin-neurons-multiple-routes-to-regulation-of-metabolism
#6
REVIEW
Wen-Jie Shen, Ting Yao, Xingxing Kong, Kevin W Williams, Tiemin Liu
The burden of disability, premature death, escalating health care costs and lost economic productivity due to obesity and its associated complications including hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is staggering [1, 2]. A better understanding of metabolic homeostatic pathways will provide us with insights into the biological mechanisms of obesity and how to fundamentally address this epidemic [3-6]. In mammals, energy balance is maintained via a homeostatic system involving both peripheral and central melanocortin systems; changes in body weight reflect an unbalance of the energetic state [7-9]...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499084/psychological-assessment-of-emirati-patients-pursuing-bariatric-surgery-for-obesity
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Ossama T Osman, Essam Emam, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Fadwa Al-Mugaddam, Abdul-Kader Souid
Background: Obesity is currently a rapidly growing global problem of epidemic proportions and is especially prevalent in economically developed countries such as the United Arab Emirates. Obese individuals are increasingly considering bariatric surgery as their preferred means of choice for the reduction of excess body fat. This study explored the psychological characteristics that may potentially complicate the surgical management of obesity. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of Emirati patients attending a bariatric clinic at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, between December 2010 and February 2012...
May 11, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494904/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-1-predictors-epidemiological-perspective-from-a-national-database-analysis
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Ahmad Elsharydah, Nathaniel H Loo, Abu Minhajuddin, Enas S Kandil
OBJECTIVE: Complex regional pain syndrome type 1 is a disabling pain disorder with unclear etiology. It is usually triggered by an injury to a limb with or without specific nerve injury. The objective of this study is to explore the risk factors and predictors for this disease utilizing a large national database. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2007 to 2011 in the United States. SETTING AND PATIENTS: Adult inpatients diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome type 1...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487784/respiratory-failure-due-to-severe-obesity-and-kyphoscoliosis-in-a-24-year-old-male-with-molecularly-confirmed-prader-willi-syndrome-in-tertiary-hospital-in-northern-tanzania
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Elichilia R Shao, Lucas F Kiyegi, Amos O Mwasamwaja, Kajiru Kilonzo, Ben C J Hamel
Obesity, mild intellectual disability, hypotonia, poor sucking, cryptorchidism in males, hypogonadism, and kyphoscoliosis are common features of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). We report a case who had severe respiratory complications due to extreme obesity and kyphoscoliosis, which are important causes of morbidity and mortality, and discuss management. Furthermore, this is the first molecularly confirmed PWS case in Sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa.
2017: Case Reports in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486588/trends-in-the-relationship-of-obesity-and-disability-1988-2012
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Virginia W Chang, Dawn E Alley, Jennifer Beam Dowd
Rising obesity rates coupled with population aging have elicited serious concern over the impact of obesity on disability in later life. Prior work showed a significant increase in the association between obesity and disability from 1988-2004, calling attention to disability as the cost of longer lifetime exposures to obesity. It is not known whether this trend has continued. We examined functional impairment and activities of daily living (ADL) impairment (defined as severe and moderate to severe) for adults aged 60 and older (n = 16,770) over 3 periods in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484358/anthropometric-parameters-of-nutritional-status-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Melika Melunovic, Feriha Hadzagic-Catibusic, Vildan Bilalovic, Samra Rahmanovic, Selma Dizdar
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cerebral palsy (CP), besides the basic neurological damage, are also often undernourished. Adequate nutrition for children is very important during the period of intensive growth and development, which is of particular importance in patients with CP. GOAL: To evaluate the nutritional status of patients with CP who are treated at the Pediatric Clinic, Clinical Centre of Sarajevo University and causes of malnutrition in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients with CP underwent anthropometric assessment (body weight, body height, body mass index, head circumference, subscapular skinfold thickness, triceps skinfold thickness and mid upper arm muscle circumference)...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482887/economic-burden-of-comorbidities-in-psoriasis-patients-in-the-united-states-results-from-a-retrospective-u-s-database
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Steven R Feldman, Haijun Tian, Isabelle Gilloteau, Patrick Mollon, Meng Shu
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a multifactorial, inflammatory, skin disease associated with various comorbidities. The cost of those comorbidities is not well characterized. The present study assesses the incremental burden of comorbidities on healthcare resource utilization, direct costs and indirect costs associated with short-term disabilities among patients with psoriasis in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective, U.S. cohort analysis was conducted using a large claims database...
May 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470947/lifetime-risk-of-symptomatic-hand-osteoarthritis-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
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Jin Qin, Kamil E Barbour, Louise B Murphy, Amanda E Nelson, Todd A Schwartz, Charles G Helmick, Kelli D Allen, Jordan B Renner, Nancy A Baker, Joanne M Jordan
OBJECTIVE: Symptomatic hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that affects hand strength and function, and causes disability in activities of daily living. Prior studies have estimated that the lifetime risk of symptomatic knee OA is 45% and that of hip OA is 25%. The objective of the present study was to estimate the overall lifetime risk of symptomatic hand OA, and the stratified lifetime risk according to potential risk factors. METHODS: Data were obtained from 2,218 adult subjects (ages ≥45 years) in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, a population-based prospective cohort study among residents of Johnston County, North Carolina...
May 4, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462694/obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-affects-the-cholinergic-transmission-and-cognitive-functions
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Martinelli Ilenia, Tomassoni Daniele, Moruzzi Michele, Traini Enea, Seyed Khosrow Tayebati
Worldwide, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, that causes about 35.8 million (2.3%) of global Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALYs). Obesity leads to metabolic syndrome, a pathological condition characterized by adverse metabolic effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin resistance. Population-based investigations have suggested that obesity and metabolic syndrome may be associated with poorer cognitive performance and could be considered a possible risk factor for vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease...
April 28, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461646/how-are-obesity-and-body-composition-related-to-patellar-cartilage-a-systematic-review
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Sultana Monira Hussain, Mae Chyi Tan, Krista Stathakopoulos, Flavia M Cicuttini, Yuanyuan Wang, Louisa Chou, Donna M Urquhart, Anita E Wluka
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to systematically examine the evidence for an association between measures of obesity [weight and body mass index (BMI)] and body composition (fat mass and fat-free mass) and patellar cartilage, assessed using magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Three electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL) were searched up to April 2016 using full text and MeSH terms to identify studies examining the associations between obesity and body composition, and patellar cartilage...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457926/worker-s-compensation-status-and-outcomes-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-alif-prospective-observational-study
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Kevin Phan, Simon Davies, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs
BACKGROUND: Anterior lumbar-interbody fusion (ALIF) is a common performed procedure for degenerative spinal disorders with reasonable clinical and safety outcomes, although there is limited evidence regarding the impact of ALIF in patients receiving worker's compensation (WC) compared to those without. The aim of our study is to identify whether WC status affects the clinical outcome and rates of complication following ALIF surgery in a prospective cohort. METHODS: 114 consecutive patients undergoing ALIF surgery from 2012-2014 were prospectively followed...
April 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452835/vitamin-d-status-cardiometabolic-liver-and-mental-health-status-in-obese-youth-attending-a-pediatric-weight-management-centre
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Krista MacDonald, Kristine Godziuk, Jason Yap, Rena LaFrance, Mohammad Ansarian, Andrea Haqq, Diana R Mager
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions in North America, particularly in those with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes or liver disease. The study objective was to determine the prevalence of suboptimal vitD status and interrelationships with anthropometric, cardio-metabolic, liver, mental health and lifestyle (sleep/screen time) parameters in an ambulatory population of obese children. METHODS: Children (2-18 years) old attending a pediatric weight management clinic (n = 217) were retrospectively reviewed...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449347/caregiving-for-older-adults-with-obesity-in-the-united-states
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Claire K Ankuda, John Harris, Katherine Ornstein, Deborah A Levine, Kenneth M Langa, Amy S Kelley
OBJECTIVES: To determine the difference in receipt of activity of daily living (ADL) assistance between obese and normal-weight older adults. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: National Health and Aging Trends Study, 2011-2015. PARTICIPANTS: U.S. adults aged 65 and older with ADL disability and a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 kg/m(2) or greater (N = 5,612) MEASUREMENTS: BMI was classified as normal weight (18...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446192/prospective-clinical-and-radiographic-evaluation-of-an-allogeneic-bone-matrix-containing-stem-cells-trinity-evolution%C3%A2-viable-cellular-bone-matrix-in-patients-undergoing-two-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Timothy A Peppers, Dennis E Bullard, Jed S Vanichkachorn, Scott K Stanley, Paul M Arnold, Erik I Waldorff, Rebekah Hahn, Brent L Atkinson, James T Ryaby, Raymond J Linovitz
BACKGROUND: Trinity Evolution® (TE), a viable cellular bone allograft, previously demonstrated high fusion rates and no safety-related concerns after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures. This prospective multicenter clinical study was performed to assess the radiographic and clinical outcomes of TE in subjects undergoing two-level ACDF procedures. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter study, 40 subjects that presented with symptomatic cervical degeneration at two adjacent vertebral levels underwent instrumented ACDF using TE autograft substitute in a polyetherethereketone (PEEK) cage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443804/25-oh-d-levels-in-relation-to-gender-overweight-insulin-resistance-and-inflammation-in-a-cross-sectional-cohort-of-northern-italian-workers-evidence-in-support-of-preventive-health-care-programs
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Luisella Vigna, Letizia Cassinelli, Amedea Silvia Tirelli, Irene Felicetta, Filomena Napolitano, Laura Tomaino, Michela Mutti, Claudia Eleonora Barberi, Luciano Riboldi
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, the welfare of workers and the prevention of chronic disabling diseases has become a topic of great interest. This study investigates serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in a cohort of overweight-obese and insulin-resistant northern Italian indoor workers in apparent good health followed a nutritional education program. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study on 385 patients (females = 291, males = 94), age range 18-69 years and body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m(2), was performed at the Department of Occupational Medicine Milan, Italy, latitude 45...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
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