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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326093/face-to-face-versus-mobile-versus-blended-weight-loss-program-randomized-clinical-trial
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Emalie Hurkmans, Christophe Matthys, An Bogaerts, Leonie Scheys, Karlien Devloo, Jan Seghers
BACKGROUND: Conventional face-to-face weight loss and weight control programs are very labor intensive for both the patient and the provider. It is unclear to what extent conventional programs can be (partially) completed by mobile health (mHealth) apps. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of different weight loss programs using a combination of conventional and mobile programs among adults who are overweight (body mass index [BMI]>29 kg/m²)...
January 11, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325665/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-delivering-a-postpartum-weight-loss-intervention-via-facebook-a-pilot-study
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Molly E Waring, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Jessica Oleski, Rui S Xiao, Julie A Mulcahy, Christine N May, Sherry L Pagoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a Facebook-delivered postpartum weight loss intervention. METHODS: Overweight and obese postpartum women received a 12-week weight loss intervention via Facebook. Feasibility outcomes were recruitment, retention, engagement, and acceptability. Weight loss was an exploratory outcome. RESULTS: Participants (n = 19) were 3.5 (SD 2.2) months postpartum with a baseline body mass index of 30...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325663/daily-and-seasonal-influences-on-dietary-self-monitoring-using-a-smartphone-application
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Christine A Pellegrini, David E Conroy, Siobhan M Phillips, Angela Fidler Pfammatter, H Gene McFadden, Bonnie Spring
OBJECTIVE: To examine within-person variation in dietary self-monitoring during a 6-month technology-supported weight loss trial as a function of time-varying factors including time in the study, day of the week, and month of the year. METHODS: Smartphone self-monitoring data were examined from 31 obese adults (aged 18-60 years) who participated in a 6-month technology-supported weight loss program. Multilevel regression modeling was used to examine within-person variation in dietary self-monitoring...
January 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324808/a-novel-prescription-pedometer-assisted-walking-intervention-and-weight-management-for-chinese-occupational-population
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Yingxiang Yu, Yiran Lv, Bin Yao, Liguang Duan, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Lan Xie, Cuiqing Chang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Information technology has been previously used for the research and practice of health promotion. Appropriate and effective health promotion methods used by professional groups remain to be investigated. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a weight management program among the Chinese occupational population using and a novel information technology exercise prescription. STUDY DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A 3-month open, self-monitored intervention trial, involving individualized pedometer-assisted exercise prescription and a one-time targeted dietary guidance prior to exercise was conducted on the Chinese occupational population aged 18-65 years in China from 2015 to 2016...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324776/effect-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-in-obese-infertile-women-on-cardiometabolic-health-and-quality-of-life-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lotte van Dammen, Vincent Wekker, Anne M van Oers, Meike A Q Mutsaerts, Rebecca C Painter, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Henk Groen, Cornelieke van de Beek, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Walter K H Kuchenbecker, Ron van Golde, Gerrit J E Oosterhuis, Niels E A Vogel, Ben Willem J Mol, Tessa J Roseboom, Annemieke Hoek
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity, an important cardiometabolic risk factor, is rising in women. Lifestyle improvements are the first step in treatment of obesity, but the success depends on factors like timing and motivation. Women are especially receptive to advice about lifestyle before and during pregnancy. Therefore, we hypothesize that the pre-pregnancy period provides the perfect window of opportunity to improve cardiometabolic health and quality of life of obese infertile women, by means of a lifestyle intervention...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317379/effect-of-a-gender-tailored-ehealth-weight-loss-program-on-the-depressive-symptoms-of-overweight-and-obese-men-pre-post-study
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Myles D Young, Philip J Morgan
BACKGROUND: Obesity and depression are of two of the largest contributors to the global burden of disease in men. Although lifestyle behavior change programs can improve participants' weight and depressive symptoms, the evidence is limited by a lack of male participants and a reliance on face-to-face treatment approaches, which are not accessible or appealing for many men. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of a gender-tailored electronic health (eHealth) program on the depressive symptoms of a community sample of overweight and obese men with or without depression...
January 9, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316848/integrated-wearable-and-self-carrying-active-upper-limb-orthosis
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Roberto Merchant, David Cruz-Ortiz, Mariana Ballesteros-Escamilla, Isaac Chairez
The aim of this study was to develop a prototype of an orthotic system that can be used as a support tool in the rehabilitation of the upper limb. The construction of this device was motivated by the increasing number of subjects suffering from full or partial loss of the upper limb function as a consequence of spinal cord injuries, strokes, occupational syndromes and sports injuries. The majority of procedures used in upper limb rehabilitation consist of repetitive movements enforced by physiotherapists; a robotic device executing the same tasks seems to be a plausible solution if the orthosis can be programmed and controlled automatically...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316601/bariatric-surgery-and-infertility-a-prospective-study
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Vincenzo Consalvo, Antonio Canero, Vincenzo Salsano
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a worldwide disease affecting 13% of the world's adult female population. The reasons and the fetal risk are still unclear. The effect of weight loss as a result of bariatric surgery seems to induce an improvement in fertility in obese women. The main purpose of this prospective study is to demonstrate if there is an association between bariatric surgery-induced weight loss and an improvement in the fertility of women at reproductive age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to April 2016, all bariatric female patients from our institutes were prospectively evaluated for suitability in this study...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316345/factors-related-to-frailty-among-the-elderly-in-south-korea-a-3-year-longitudinal-study
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Jin-Kyoung Park, Jong-Eun Lee
PURPOSE: To examine factors associated with frailty among the young-old elderly (YOE) and old-old elderly (OOE). METHODS: This longitudinal study with a 3-year follow-up included 486 participants who received home care services. FINDINGS: Precipitous weight loss and depression in the YOE and worsening of complex mobility and depression in the OOE were associated with worsened frailty over the 3-year period. CONCLUSIONS: To prevent frailty, we suggest weight-loss prevention programs for the YOE, lower-limb exercise programs for the OOE, and depression management programs for both groups...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309906/extrapulmonary-small-cell-carcinoma-an-unfortunate-case-of-metastatic-disease
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Amie L Harvey, Tommy Yen, Anand Kunda
A 48- year-old man presented with weight loss and 3 weeks of right sided lower abdominal pain. Liver ultrasound and contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis revealed a 6.8 x 4.3 cm mass like thickening of ascending colon, with numerous hepatic lesions, enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes, peritoneal nodularity and multiple small (2-4 mm) pulmonary nodules concerning for widely metastatic disease (Figure A). A colonoscopy revealed an ulcerated right colon mass obliterating the lumen (Figure B)...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308436/effect-of-personal-activity-trackers-on-weight-loss-in-families-enrolled-in-a-comprehensive-behavioral-family-lifestyle-intervention-program-in-the-federally-qualified-health-center-setting-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juan Espinoza, Alexander Chen, Jazminne Orozco, Alexis Deavenport-Saman, Larry Yin
Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a substantial problem despite major public health efforts, and disproportionately impacts children from low-income families. Digital health tools and consumer technology offer promising opportunities for interventions, but few studies have evaluated how they might be incorporated into existing interventions or used to create new types of interventions. It remains unclear which approaches would be most beneficial for underserved pediatric populations...
September 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305890/computer-training-of-attention-and-inhibition-for-youngsters-with-obesity-a-pilot-study
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Sandra Verbeken, Caroline Braet, Tiffany Naets, Katrijn Houben, Wouter Boendermaker
Obesity is a widespread problem that starts from an early age. Previous studies suggest that obese youngsters have an attentional bias and an automatic approach tendency towards high-calorie food and display difficulties inhibiting impulses, which may result in a higher intake of (high-calorie) food. An interesting idea for improvement of the current obesity treatment is adding a program that enables to train their difficulties. Subjects were 36 youngsters aged 9-15 years old from an inpatient treatment program for obesity, randomized over a training group and an active control group...
January 3, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298749/importance-of-active-participation-in-obesity-management-through-mobile-health-care-programs-substudy-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bumjo Oh, Ga-Hye Yi, Min Kyu Han, Jong Seung Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Belong Cho, Hee Cheol Kang
BACKGROUND: Due to the prevalence of the westernized dietary pattern and lack of physical activity, the numbers of overweight or obese individuals are increasing, resulting in a growing health burden because of various related diseases. A lifestyle modification approach has additional advantages compared with pharmacological therapies or bariatric surgery. In our randomized controlled trial conducted in 2015, we successfully used a ubiquitous health care (SmartCare) service for patients with metabolic syndrome to achieve a significant weight loss effect...
January 3, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290349/dxa-assessed-changes-in-body-composition-in-obese-women-following-two-different-weight-loss-programs
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Federico Ponti, Valentina Soverini, Andrea Plazzi, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Daniele Mercatelli, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Giuseppe Battista, Giulio Marchesini, Alberto Bazzocchi
OBJECTIVE: Changes in body composition during weight loss programs might have a significant effect on long-term results. The aim of this study was to test these changes by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in obese women enrolled into two different weight loss medical programs. METHODS: We prospectively studied 71 women assigned to either an intensive 3-mo cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or a 1-mo nutritional counseling plan (NCP). All patients underwent DXA whole-body scan before treatment and after 3, 6, and 12 mo...
February 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288545/a-randomized-trial-of-lorcaserin-and-lifestyle-counseling-for-maintaining-weight-loss-achieved-with-a-low-calorie-diet
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Jena Shaw Tronieri, Thomas A Wadden, Robert I Berkowitz, Ariana M Chao, Rebecca L Pearl, Naji Alamuddin, Sharon M Leonard, Ray Carvajal, Zayna M Bakizada, Emilie Pinkasavage, Kathryn A Gruber, Olivia A Walsh, Nasreen Alfaris
OBJECTIVE: Improving the maintenance of lost weight remains a critical challenge, which can be addressed by long-term behavioral and/or pharmacological interventions. METHODS: This study investigated the efficacy of combined behavioral and pharmacological treatment in facilitating weight loss maintenance (WLM) in 137 adults (86.1% female; 68.6% black; BMI = 37.0 ± 5.6 kg/m2 ) who had lost ≥ 5% of initial weight during a 14-week low-calorie diet (LCD) program (mean = 9...
December 29, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288406/does-a-history-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-affect-key-outcomes-in-women-participating-in-a-diabetes-prevention-program
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Sarah M Brokaw, Dorota Carpenedo, Paul Campbell, Marcene K Butcher, Steven D Helgerson, Todd S Harwell
Objectives To evaluate lifestyle change outcomes among women with and without a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) enrolled in the Montana Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Methods Participation, self-monitoring behavior, weight loss, and cardiometabolic risk reduction were compared among 5091 women at high-risk for type 2 diabetes, with and without a history of GDM, enrolled in the Montana DPP between 2008 and 2015. Results Women with a history of GDM (6% of enrolled women, n = 283) were significantly younger than women without GDM...
December 29, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283880/obesity-prevention-interventions-in-us-public-schools-are-schools-using-programs-that-promote-weight-stigma
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Erica L Kenney, Suzanne Wintner, Rebekka M Lee, S Bryn Austin
INTRODUCTION: Despite substantial research on school-based obesity prevention programs, it is unclear how widely they are disseminated. It is also unknown whether schools use obesity programs that inadvertently promote weight stigma or disordered weight-control behaviors. METHODS: In spring 2016, we distributed an online survey about school wellness programming to a simple random sample of US public school administrators (N = 247 respondents; 10.3% response rate)...
December 28, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282575/factors-influencing-discharge-disposition-after-colectomy
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Ahmed M Al-Mazrou, Codruta Chiuzan, Ravi P Kiran
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with discharge destination after colectomy despite accounting for surgical morbidity have not previously been well characterized. This study aims to evaluate perioperative predictors for extended care after complicated and uncomplicated colectomy. METHODS: Patients admitted from home for elective colectomy were identified from the American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2012-2013 general and colectomy-targeted datasets...
December 27, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281103/incidence-and-predictive-factors-of-sepsis-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Scott L Zuckerman, Nikita Lakomkin, Blaine P Stannard, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Joseph S Cheng
BACKGROUND: Surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD) improves quality of life, yet morbidity is high. Sepsis is a challenging postoperative complication that can result in death and drive inpatient resources. OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and risk factors for development of sepsis within 30 days following ASD surgery. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent thoracolumbar spinal deformity correction between 2008 and 2014 were identified in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
December 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278718/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-manualized-cognitive-remediation-therapy-in-adult-obesity
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Jayanthi Raman, Phillipa Hay, Kate Tchanturia, Evelyn Smith
OBJECTIVE: Research has indicated that individuals with obesity have neurocognitive deficits, especially in cognitive flexibility that may in turn impact on their weight loss and maintenance. Consequently, we examined the efficacy of a manualised face-to-face cognitive remediation therapy for obesity (CRT-O) within a randomised controlled trial, in terms of improving cognitive flexibility, reducing binge eating behavior, improving quality of life and helping with weight loss. METHODS: 80 adults with obesity (body mass index >30 kg/m2), 70% binge eaters, received three weekly sessions of group Behavioural Weight Loss (BWL) and then were randomised to 8 sessions of individual CRT-O or to a no-treatment control group...
December 23, 2017: Appetite
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