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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646411/achievement-of-glycated-hemoglobin-goals-in-the-us-remains-unchanged-through-2014
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Ginger Carls, Johnny Huynh, Edward Tuttle, John Yee, Steven V Edelman
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has found that the percentage of US adults with diabetes achieving a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) target of <7.0% with currently available treatments has been fairly constant from 2003 to 2010, remaining at just over 50% [1]. The objective of this study was to compare the most recent data (2011-2014) with earlier data to track progress on HbA1c target achievement, for both the general target of <7.0% and inferred individualized targets based on age and the presence of complications...
June 23, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644512/association-of-flossing-interdental-cleaning-and-periodontitis-in-adults
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M Soledad Cepeda, Rachel Weinstein, Clair Blacketer, Michael Lynch
AIM: Assess the association of flossing with periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) years 2011-2014. We used three categories of flossing: 0-1, 2-4, and ≥5 days in the past week and the CDC definition of periodontitis. We calculated odds ratios controlling for age, gender, smoking, drinking, income, and dentist visits. RESULTS: A total of 6939 adult subjects were included, 35% flossed ≤1 time a week and 40% had periodontitis...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640432/favourable-changes-in-mortality-in-people-with-diabetes-u-s-nhanes-1999-2010
#3
Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Hiroshi Kajio, Takehiro Sugiyama
AIMS: Diabetes-related complications have declined during the past two decades. We aimed to examine whether mortality in people with diabetes improved overtime in the 1999-2010 NHANES. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study using 1999-2004 and 2005-2010 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. For primary analyses, we compared the unadjusted, age-adjusted, and multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios (HR) for mortality outcomes (total, cardiovascular, cardiac, and cancer deaths) of the participants with diabetes with those without diabetes using Cox proportional hazard models...
June 22, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634519/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-heart-failure-in-the-usa-nhanes-2013-2014-epidemiological-follow-up-study
#4
Saketram Komanduri, Yogesh Jadhao, Sai S Guduru, Pramil Cheriyath, Yijin Wert
Background: Heart Failure (HF) is a progressive epidemic associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Self-reported data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) provides a unique representation of individuals suffering from HF. The purpose of this study is to analyze updated NHANES 2013-2014 data to identify any changes in the prevalence and current risk factors of HF, especially given the novel lifestyles and increased medical awareness of current generations. Methods: NHANES uses a multistage probability sampling design under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634102/depression-and-asthma-outcomes-in-older-adults-results-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Pooja O Patel, Minal R Patel, Alan P Baptist
BACKGROUND: Older adults have high rates of asthma morbidity and mortality, as well as increased rates of depression. There are no nationally representative studies describing the association of depression on key asthma outcomes such as emergency department (ED) visits among older adults. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the association of depression with asthma outcomes in older adults (age ≥ 55) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633943/diet-borne-systemic-inflammation-is-associated-with-prevalent-tooth%C3%A2-loss
#6
Georgios A Kotsakis, Vanessa Chrepa, Nitin Shivappa, Michael Wirth, James Hébert, Ai Koyanagi, Stefanos Tyrovolas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The deleterious effect of cariogenic dietary patterns on tooth loss is well characterized, but the contribution of diet-borne systemic inflammation to loss of teeth remains uncharted. Recent efforts have unveiled a protective role of single nutrients to periodontal health. However, the assessment of overall diet as a modifiable risk factor for oral health remains elusive. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the association between diet-borne systemic inflammation and tooth loss in a representative sample of the US adult non-institutionalized population...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633432/factors-associated-with-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-among-us-adults-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2011-2014
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Yechiam Ostchega, Guangyu Zhang, Brian K Kit, Tatiana Nwankwo
BACKGROUND: Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) has a substantial role in hypertension management and control. METHODS: Cross-sectional data for noninstitutionalized US adults 18 years and older (10,958) from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), years 2011-2014, were used to examine factors related to HBPM. RESULTS: In 2011-2014, estimated 9.5% of US adults engaged in weekly HBPM, 7.2% engaged in monthly HBPM, 8...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633063/serum-perfluoroalkyl-acids-pfaas-and-associations-with-behavioral-attributes
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Rebecca Siebenaler, Rochelle Cameron, Craig M Butt, Kate Hoffman, Christopher P Higgins, Heather M Stapleton
The ubiquitous use of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in a variety of industrial and consumer products has resulted in chronic exposure in most industrialized nations, and led to measurable concentrations in blood and other tissues in humans across all life stages; however, behavioral attributes that relate to exposure are not well studied. To further investigate how behavior may relate to PFAS exposure, 37 adults were recruited from central North Carolina. Participants provided blood samples and behavioral questionnaires were administered, asking questions about a variety of household, dietary, and behavioral outcomes...
June 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629117/alpha-and-gamma-tocopherol-and-telomere-length-in-5768-us-men-and-women-a-nhanes-study
#9
Larry A Tucker
Antioxidants have a number of potential health benefits. The present investigation was designed to determine the relationship between serum alpha- and gamma-tocopherol levels (powerful antioxidants), and leukocyte telomere length (a biomarker of biological aging). A cross-sectional design was employed to study 5768 adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). DNA was obtained via blood samples. Telomere length was assessed using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction method...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628784/identifying-populations-sensitive-to-environmental-chemicals-by-simulating-toxicokinetic-variability
#10
Caroline L Ring, Robert G Pearce, R Woodrow Setzer, Barbara A Wetmore, John F Wambaugh
The thousands of chemicals present in the environment (USGAO, 2013) must be triaged to identify priority chemicals for human health risk research. Most chemicals have little of the toxicokinetic (TK) data that are necessary for relating exposures to tissue concentrations that are believed to be toxic. Ongoing efforts have collected limited, in vitro TK data for a few hundred chemicals. These data have been combined with biomonitoring data to estimate an approximate margin between potential hazard and exposure...
June 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623175/elevated-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-is-associated-with-hyponatremia-in-hypertensive-patients
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Ariel Israel, Ehud Grossman
BACKGROUND: Recently, the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) showed that intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure is beneficial, but is associated with more adverse events. Hyponatremia was notably more frequent in the intensive treatment group. Investigating its risk factors is crucial for preventing this complication. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for hyponatremia in the adult population. METHODS: We investigated the baseline demographic, clinical and laboratory data from the 9,361 participants of SPRINT to identify the best predictors of hyponatremia (serum sodium ≤ 130mEq/L), and adverse events which could be attributed to hyponatremia, using machine learning and multivariable Cox proportional hazards models...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622400/prevalence-of-malocclusion-and-distribution-of-occlusal-characteristics-in-13-to-18-year-old-adolescents-attending-selected-high-schools-in-the-municipality-of-san-juan-pr-2012-2013
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Karla Alvarado, Lydia López, Rosana Hanke, Francis Picón, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan
OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was conducted (2012-2013) to evaluate the prevalence of 1) malocclusion and 2) occlusal characteristics in 13- to 18-yearold adolescents in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR) from selected high schools in the municipality of San Juan. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 155 adolescents. The University of Puerto Rico's IRB approved the study and consent and assent were completed for or by each participant, as applicable. A calibrated dentist performed a single-visit dental evaluation at each school...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619207/trends-in-dental-caries-in-children-and-adolescents-according-to-poverty-status-in-the-united-states-from-1999-through-2004-and-from-2011-through-2014
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Bruce A Dye, Gabriela Lopez Mitnik, Timothy J Iafolla, Clemencia M Vargas
BACKGROUND: Except for a small increase in caries prevalence in young children from 1999 through 2004, the prevalence of pediatric caries in the United States has remained consistent for the past 3 decades. METHODS: The authors used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (from 1999 through 2004 and from 2011 through 2014) to ascertain changes in caries prevalence in youth aged 2 to 19 years. The authors evaluated changes in the prevalence of caries experience, untreated caries, and severe caries (3 or more teeth with untreated caries) in the primary, mixed, and permanent dentition according to poverty status...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604686/glycated-hemoglobin-a1c-and-vitamin-d-and-their-association-with-diabetic-retinopathy-severity
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M Long, C Wang, D Liu
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective, population-based, cross-sectional study evaluated the association between vitamin D deficiency and retinopathy severity in diabetic patients with poorly or well controlled glycaemia. Other potential risk factors for diabetic retinopathy severity were also assessed. METHODS: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2008 data were used for the study. Outcomes assessed included retinopathy severity, HbA1c levels, socioeconomic, behavioral, and biological factors...
June 12, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603543/caffeine-consumption-and-telomere-length-in-men-and-women-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes
#15
Larry A Tucker
BACKGROUND: The investigation evaluated the relationship between caffeine intake and coffee consumption and leukocyte telomere length, a biomarker of the senescence of cells. METHODS: A total of 5826 adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were studied cross-sectionally. Using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction method, telomere length was compared to standard reference DNA. Caffeine intake from foods and beverages and coffee consumption were measured using a validated, multi-pass, computer-assisted, 24-h recall system administered by NHANES interviewers...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600156/resting-heart-rate-percentiles-and-associated-factors-in-children-and-adolescents
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Giselle Sarganas, Angelika Schaffrath Rosario, Hannelore K Neuhauser
OBJECTIVES: To present population-based resting heart rate (RHR) percentiles and associated factors in children and adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: Standardized RHR measurements with an oscillometric device were obtained from 3- to 17-year-olds who participated in the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (n = 11 986). Age- and sex-specific RHR percentiles were derived using flexible age-dependent modeling. Linear regression was used to test associations of RHR and associated factors...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599265/house-dust-endotoxin-and-peripheral-leukocyte-counts-results-from-two-large-epidemiologic-studies
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BACKGROUND: The peripheral leukocyte count is a biomarker of inflammation and is associated with human all-cause mortality. Although causes of acute leukocytosis are well-described, chronic environmental determinants of leukocyte number are less well understood. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationship between house dust endotoxin concentration and peripheral leukocyte counts in human subjects. METHODS: The endotoxin-leukocyte relationship was evaluated by linear regression in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2006 () and the Agricultural Lung Health Study (ALHS; )...
May 31, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593125/physiological-health-parameters-among-college-students-to-promote-chronic-disease-prevention-and-health-promotion
#18
David R Black, Daniel C Coster, Samantha R Paige
This study aimed to provide physiologic health risk parameters by gender and age among college students enrolled in a U.S. Midwestern University to promote chronic disease prevention and ameliorate health. A total of 2615 college students between 18 and 25 years old were recruited annually using a series of cross-sectional designs during the spring semester over an 8-year period. Physiologic parameters measured included body mass index (BMI), percentage body fat (%BF), blood serum cholesterol (BSC), and systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592599/modeled-dietary-impact-of-industry-wide-food-and-beverage-reformulations-in-the-united-states-and-france
#19
Mathilde Gressier, Lisa Privet, Kevin Clark Mathias, Antonis Vlassopoulos, Florent Vieux, Gabriel Masset
Background: Food reformulation has been identified as a strategy to improve nutritional intakes; however, little is known about the potential impact of industry-wide reformulations.Objective: The aim of the study was to model the dietary impact of food and beverage reformulation following the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (NNPS) standards for children, adolescents, and adults in the United States and France.Design: Dietary intakes of individuals aged ≥4 y were retrieved from nationally representative surveys: the US NHANES 2011-2012 (n = 7456) and the French Individual and National Survey on Food Consumption (n = 3330)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591225/trends-in-food-insecurity-for-adults-with-cardiometabolic-disease-in-the-united-states-2005-2012
#20
Seth A Berkowitz, Theodore S Z Berkowitz, James B Meigs, Deborah J Wexler
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity, the uncertain ability to access adequate food, can limit adherence to dietary measures needed to prevent and manage cardiometabolic conditions. However, little is known about temporal trends in food insecurity among those with diet-sensitive cardiometabolic conditions. METHODS: We used data from the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2012, analyzed in 2015-2016, to calculate trends in age-standardized rates of food insecurity for those with and without the following diet-sensitive cardiometabolic conditions: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and obesity...
2017: PloS One
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