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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319154/effectiveness-of-community-based-complementary-food-supplement-yingyangbao-distribution-in-children-aged-6-23-months-in-poor-areas-in-china
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Jie Wang, Suying Chang, Liyun Zhao, Wentao Yu, Jian Zhang, Qingqing Man, Li He, Yifan Duan, Hui Wang, Robert Scherpbier, Shi-An Yin
BACKGROUND: Poor growth and micronutrient deficiency mainly attack older infants and young children. Some countries have adopted clinically effective measures to combat malnutrition, but the compliance and improvement in efficacy of intervention vehicles in national programs require evaluation. METHODS: Baseline and follow-up cross-sectional surveys were conducted before and after a nutrition intervention program in 3 national poverty counties in China. Soybean-based complementary food supplements called Yingyangbao (YYB) in Chinese and training materials on child feeding were distributed to households with children aged 6-23 months for 18 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314600/anemia-and-hematinic-deficiencies-in-gastric-parietal-cell-antibody-positive-and-negative-oral-mucosal-disease-patients-with-microcytosis
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Hung-Pin Lin, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yi-Ping Wang, Yang-Che Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Microcytosis is defined as mean corpuscular volume (MCV) < 80 fL. This study assessed the anemia statuses and hematinic deficiencies in 30 patients with gastric parietal cell antibody-positive microcytosis (GPCA+/microcytosis) and 210 patients with GPCA-negative microcytosis (GPCA-/microcytosis). METHODS: We measured and compared the mean red blood cell (RBC) count, MCV, and RBC distribution width (RDW), as well as blood levels of hemoglobin, iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine among the aforementioned patient groups and 240 healthy controls...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291568/anemia-and-hematinic-deficiencies-in-oral-mucosal-disease-patients-with-microcytosis
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Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yi-Ping Wang, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Yang-Che Wu, Hsin-Ming Chen, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Patients with microcytosis (defined as mean corpuscular volume < 80 fL) are not uncommonly found in oral mucosal disease clinics. This study assessed the anemia statuses and hematinic deficiencies in 240 oral mucosal disease patients with microcytosis. METHODS: The mean red blood cell (RBC) count, mean corpuscular volume, and RBC distribution width, as well as blood concentrations of hemoglobin (Hb), iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine in 240 microcytosis patients and in 240 age- and sex-matched healthy control individuals were measured and compared...
March 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273084/vitamin-d-deficiency-predicts-infections-in-young-north-indian-children-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Ranadip Chowdhury, Sunita Taneja, Nita Bhandari, Bireshwar Sinha, Ravi Prakash Upadhyay, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Tor A Strand
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated a relationship between poor vitamin D status and respiratory infections and diarrhea among young children. Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) and diarrhea are among the two most important causes of death in under-5 children. In this paper, we examined the extent to which vitamin-D deficiency (<10 ng/ml) predicts ALRI, clinical pneumonia and diarrhea among 6 to 30 months old children. METHODS: We used data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of daily folic acid and/or vitamin B12 supplementation for six months in 6 to 30 months old children conducted in Delhi, India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265287/pernicious-anemia-associated-cobalamin-deficiency-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Farhanah Yousaf, Bruce Spinowitz, Chaim Charytan, Marilyn Galler
A 43-year-old Hispanic male without significant previous medical history was brought to emergency department for syncope following a blood draw to investigate a 40 lbs weight loss during the past 6 months associated with decreased appetite and progressive fatigue. The patient also reported a 1-month history of jaundice. On examination, he was hemodynamically stable and afebrile with pallor and diffuse jaundice but without skin rash or palpable purpura. Normal sensations and power in all extremities were evident on neurological exam...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216963/micronutrient-deficiencies-in-patients-with-chronic-atrophic-autoimmune-gastritis-a-review
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EDITORIAL
Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
Chronic atrophic autoimmune gastritis (CAAG) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by an immune response, which is directed towards the parietal cells and intrinsic factor of the gastric body and fundus and leads to hypochlorhydria, hypergastrinemia and inadequate production of the intrinsic factor. As a result, the stomach's secretion of essential substances, such as hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor, is reduced, leading to digestive impairments. The most common is vitamin B12 deficiency, which results in a megaloblastic anemia and iron malabsorption, leading to iron deficiency anemia...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210839/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-methionine-synthase-deficiency-diagnosis-and-treatment-pitfalls
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Maria Helena Vaisbich, Andressa Braga, Maria Gabrielle, Clarissa Bueno, Flávia Piazzon, Fernando Kok
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of cobalamin (Cbl) metabolism form a large group of rare diseases. One of these, Cbl deficiency type C (CblC), is a well-known cause of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), especially in infants. However, there has only been a single published case of TMA associated to Cbl deficiency type G (CblG), also known as methionine synthase deficiency (MSD). CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 21-month-old boy presented with pallor and oral ulcers during episodes of upper respiratory infection (URI)...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161887/evaluation-of-vitamin-and-trace-element-requirements-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-at-long-term
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Silvia Pellitero, Eva Martínez, Rocío Puig, Alba Leis, Roxanna Zavala, María Luisa Granada, Cruz Pastor, Pau Moreno, Jordi Tarascó, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Nutritional deficiencies are common after bariatric surgery, but data are scarce after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) at long term. METHODS: We performed a prospective nutritional status evaluation before and at 2 and 5 years after SG in morbid obese patients receiving mulvitamin and mineral supplementation at a Spanish university hospital. One hundred seventy-six patients (49.3 ± 9.1 years and 46.7 ± 7.4 kg/m(2)) were evaluated; 51 of them were followed during 5 years...
February 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
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F Seynabou, N Fatou Samba Diago, D Oulimata Diop, S Abibatou Fall, D Nafissatou
Hematological manifestations can lead to diagnosis of pernicious anemia, also known as Biermer disease and Biermer anemia. This disease has been little studied among black Africans. Our aim is to describe its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects and outcome in our practice. This descriptive study retrospectively examined the records of 66 patients with pernicious anemia seen at the Clinical Hematology Unit of Le Dantec Hospital in Senegal from January 1, 2000, to June 30, 2014. Symptoms were anemic syndrome (40 cases), hemolytic anemia (13), anemic heart failure (7), isolated pallor of the mucous membranes (5), and venous thrombosis (2)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060111/frequent-infections-hypotonia-and-anemia-in-a-breastfed-infant
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Fatma Kamoun, Rime Guirat, Fatma Megdich, Salma Ben Ameur, Choumous Kallel, Mongia Hachicha
Vitamin B12 deficiency may be responsible of serious hematologic and neurodevelopmental abnormalities. We report the case of an infant who was hospitalized because of recurrent infections, failure to thrive, hypotonia, and weakness. He was 8 months old and had been exclusively breastfed. Blood cell count showed pancytopenia with megaloblastic bone marrow. The serum IgG concentration was low. Vitamin B12 level was very low and associated with increased urinary methylmalonic acid. Cobalamin deficiency was caused by mother's unrecognized pernicious anemia...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050349/intra-abdominal-abscesses-by-lactococcus-lactis-ssp-cremoris-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-with-severe-periodontitis-and-pernicious-anemia
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Konstantinos Fragkiadakis, Petros Ioannou, Emmanouil Barbounakis, George Samonis
We report the case of an immunocompetent man who presented with fever and abdominal pain and was found to have a hepatic abscess and a peri-renal abscess with a computerized tomography scan. The hepatic abscess was drained percutaneously and cultures revealed the presence of Lactococcus lactis that was sensitive to penicillin. The patient was successfully treated with ceftriaxone and metronidazole with resolution of the abscesses. Further work-up revealed atrophic gastritis, vitamin B12 deficiency, periodontitis and gingivitis, suggesting a possible site of entry for the development of the abscesses...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045688/pseudo-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-due-to-severe-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Paul A Trubin, Justin A Edward, Monica Hand
As a subset of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can present with a constellation of symptoms similar to the hemolytic anemia attributed to severe vitamin B12 deficiency. There have been few case reports in the medical literature concerning the development of a clinical syndrome consistent with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia attributable to B12 deficiency. We report a case of B12 deficiency leading to microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that was corrected solely with a ten-day course of intramuscular cobalamin replacement...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031855/neurologic-symptoms-as-the-only-manifestation-of-b12-deficiency-in-a-young-patient-with-normal-hematocrit-mcv-peripheral-blood-smear-and-homocysteine-levels
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Panagiota Voukelatou, Ioannis Vrettos, Andreas Kalliakmanis
B12 deficiency is associated with several neurological manifestations. It is well documented that neurologic symptoms due to B12 deficiency may sometimes present in the absence of anemia. However, in most cases there are several indicating factors like megaloblastic changes in complete blood count, hypersegmentated neutrophils or macroovalocytes in peripheral blood smear and abnormal homocysteine levels. In this report, we describe a case of a 32-year-old man with neurological symptomatology as the only manifestation of B12 deficiency with normal hematocrit, mean cell volume, peripheral blood smear and homocysteine levels...
December 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982368/nutrition-situation-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-current-scenario-past-trends-and-data-gaps
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Luis Galicia, Rubén Grajeda, Daniel López de Romaña
Objective: To determine the current nutritional status in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and identify data gaps and trends in nutrition surveillance. Methods: A systematic Internet search was conducted to identify official sources that allowed for monitoring of LAC countries' nutritional status, including progress toward World Health Organization Global Nutrition Targets 2025. Reports from national nutrition surveillance systems and reports on nationally representative surveys were collected and collated to 1) analyze nutritional status, based on life-course anthropometric indicators and biomarkers, and 2) identify gaps in data availability and trends in nutritional deficiencies...
August 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942180/imerslund-grasbeck-syndrome-in-a-5-year-old-iranian-boy
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K Goudarzipour, N Zavvar, B Behnam, M A Ahmadi
Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome (IGS) is a rare syndrome characterized by clinical symptoms and signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency and proteinuria. Our patient was a 5-year-old boy with pallor, lack of appetite, and low weight gain. Laboratory studies showed severe macrocytic anemia, normal reticulocyte count, negative direct coombs test, normal osmotic fragility, and autohemolysis test. He has had intermittent proteinuria since 3 years ago despite normal creatinine level and absence of hematuria or hypertension. Finally, based on low level of serum B12 vitamin and normal folate level accompanied by asymptomatic proteinuria, the diagnosis of IGS was made...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895843/severe-anemia-in-malawian-children
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Job Cj Calis, Kamija S Phiri, E Brian Faragher, Bernard J Brabin, Imelda Bates, Luis E Cuevas, Rob J de Haan, Ajib I Phiri, Pelani Malange, Mirriam Khoka, Paul Jm Hulshof, Lisette van Lieshout, Marcel Ghm Beld, Yik Y Teo, Kirk A Rockett, Anna Richardson, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Malcolm E Molyneux, Michaël Boele van Hensbroek
BACKGROUND: Severe anemia is a major cause of sickness and death in African children, yet the causes of anemia in this population have been inadequately studied. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of 381 preschool children with severe anemia (hemoglobin concentration, <5.0 g per deciliter) and 757 preschool children without severe anemia in urban and rural settings in Malawi. Causal factors previously associated with severe anemia were studied. The data were examined by multivariate analysis and structural equation modeling...
September 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854092/nitrous-oxide-induced-subacute-combined-degeneration-presenting-with-dystonia-and-pseudoathetosis-a-case-report
#17
Hung-Ju Chen, Chih-Shan Huang
PURPOSE: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is neurotoxic by interfering with vitamin B12 bioavailability. The clinical picture is indistinguishable to that of subacute combined degeneration (SCD). A movement disorder might occur though it is not a characteristic feature. We report a patient with N2O-induced SCD, exhibiting a combination of different involuntary movements. CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old woman presented with one month of progressive unsteady gait, involuntary movements and tingling sensation in a stocking-glove distribution...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843871/reversible-ecchymosis-and-hyperpigmented-lesions-a-rare-presentation-of-dietary-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Hans Raj Pahadiya, Manoj Lakhotia, Sukhdev Choudhary, Gopal Raj Prajapati, Sangeeta Pradhan
A 40-year-old male presented because of generalized weakness, fatigability, and hyperpigmentation with ecchymosis, he was diagnosed to have dietary Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. The hyperpigmentation and ecchymosis lesions resolved after Vitamin B12 supplementation. Beside hyperpigmented lesion on the skin, the presence of ecchymosis is a very rare manifestation of the disease. Thrombocytopenia in Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia rarely leads to ecchymosis.
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843799/etiological-causes-of-pancytopenia-a-report-of-137-cases
#19
Osman Yokuş, Habip Gedik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the etiological causes of pancytopenia in patients who were admitted to the hematology ward due to pancytopenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients who were admitted to the hematology ward of Ministry of Health Istanbul Training and Research Hospital due to pancytopenia between 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated regarding etiological causes. RESULTS: A total of 137 patients was evaluated...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827854/nutritional-and-micronutrient-status-of-female-workers-in-a-garment-factory-in-cambodia
#20
Jan Makurat, Hanna Friedrich, Khov Kuong, Frank T Wieringa, Chhoun Chamnan, Michael B Krawinkel
BACKGROUND: Concerns about the nutritional status of Cambodian garment workers were raised years ago but data are still scarce. The objectives of this study are to examine the nutritional, hemoglobin and micronutrient status of female workers in a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and to assess if body mass index is associated with hemoglobin and/or micronutrient status. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 223 female workers (nulliparous, non-pregnant) at a garment factory in Phnom Penh...
November 2, 2016: Nutrients
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