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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221995/antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-of-colistin-evaluation-of-seven-commercial-mic-products-against-standard-broth-microdilution-for-escherichia-coli-klebsiella-pneumoniae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-acinetobacter-spp
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Erika Matuschek, Jenny Åhman, Catherine Webster, Gunnar Kahlmeter
OBJECTIVE: Both EUCAST and CLSI recommend broth microdilution (BMD) for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of colistin, but BMD is rarely used in routine microbiology laboratories. The objective of this study was to evaluate five commercially available BMD products and two brands of gradient tests for colistin MIC determination using BMD according to ISO standard 20776-1 as reference. METHODS: Colistin MIC determination was performed according to the manufacturer's instructions on five commercially available BMD products (Sensititre, MICRONAUT-S, MICRONAUT MIC-Strip, SensiTest and UMIC) and two gradient tests (Etest and MIC Test Strip)...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221945/the-relationship-of-physical-performance-and-osteoporosis-prevention-with-vitamin-d-in-older-african-americans-poda
#2
Ruban Dhaliwal, Mageda Mikhail, Gianina Usera, Alexandra Stolberg, Shahidul Islam, Louis Ragolia, John F Aloia
RATIONALE: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with bone loss, poor muscle strength, falls and fracture. This information in older African Americans (AAs) is sparse. OBJECTIVE: The study of the relationship of Physical performance, Osteoporosis prevention with vitamin D in older African Americans (PODA) is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 3-year trial examining the effect of vitamin D on bone loss and physical performance in older AA women. METHODS: 260 healthy AA women aged >60years were assigned to receive placebo or vitamin D3...
December 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220072/falls-predict-fractures-independently-of-frax-probability-a-meta-analysis-of-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-mros-study
#3
Nicholas C Harvey, Anders Odén, Eric Orwoll, Jodi Lapidus, Timothy Kwok, Magnus K Karlsson, Björn E Rosengren, Östen Ljunggren, Cyrus Cooper, Eugene McCloskey, John A Kanis, Claes Ohlsson, Dan Mellström, Helena Johansson
Although prior falls are a well-established predictor of future fracture, there is currently limited evidence regarding the specific value of falls history in fracture risk assessment relative to that of other clinical risk factors and bone mineral density (BMD) measurement. We therefore investigated, across the three Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study cohorts, whether past falls predicted future fracture independently of FRAX and whether these associations varied with age and follow-up time. Elderly men were recruited from MrOS Sweden, Hong Kong, and USA...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218827/computational-study-of-estimating-3d-trabecular-bone-microstructure-for-the-volume-of-interest-from-ct-scan-data
#4
Jung Jin Kim, Jimin Nam, In Gwun Jang
Inspired by the self-optimizing capabilities of bone, a new concept of bone microstructure reconstruction has been recently introduced using 2D synthetic skeletal images. As a preliminary clinical study, this paper proposes a topology optimization-based method that can estimate 3D trabecular bone microstructure for the volume of interest (VOI) from 3D computed tomography (CT) scan data with enhanced computational efficiency and phenomenological accuracy. For this purpose, a localized finite element (FE) model is constructed by segmenting a target bone from CT scan data and determining the physiological local loads for the VOI...
December 7, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218776/is-the-consumption-of-snail-meat-actually-healthy-an-analysis-of-the-osteotropic-influence-of-snail-meat-as-a-sole-source-of-protein-in-growing-rats
#5
R P Radzki, M Bieńko, P Polak, K Szkucik, M Ziomek, M Ostapiuk, J Bieniaś
The study was aimed at determining the osteotropic effects of diets containing snail meat as a sole protein source. In our experiment, we tested three different diets incorporating snail meat originating from Helix pomatia (HP), Cornu.aspesa maxima (CAM) and Cornu.aspersum aspersum (CAA) and compared these to a control diet (CON) in which casein was the source of protein. In all diets, the protein content amounted to 10%, as calculated on a dry weight basis. In the study, forty male Wistar rats with an initial body mass of 50 ± 2 g were randomly placed within the control and three experimental groups...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218502/lower-preoperative-hounsfield-unit-values-are-associated-with-intra-operative-fractures-in-cementless-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty
#6
Seung-Ju Kim, Hyun-Soo Park, Dong-Woo Lee, Jong Hun Kim
The use of Hounsfield units (HU) from CT scanning to assess regional BMD has been described. Therefore, we evaluated whether HU could be used to identify osteoporosis of the proximal part of the femur. The results showed that HU assessment is associated with the presence of intra-operative fracture during arthroplasty. INTRODUCTION: The aim with this study was to determine the association of preoperative Hounsfield unit (HU) in hip computed tomography (CT) with intra-operative osteoporotic fracture during cementless hemiarthroplasty...
December 7, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218382/restrictive-pulmonary-dysfunction-is-associated-with-vertebral-fractures-and-bone-loss-in-elderly-postmenopausal-women
#7
R Watanabe, M Shiraki, M Saito, R Okazaki, D Inoue
Association between lung function and bone metabolism remains controversial. We found that impaired lung function was associated with vertebral fractures and bone loss in Japanese postmenopausal women. While vertebral deformities would impair lung function, respiratory dysfunction might in turn increase fracture risk, suggesting a complex bidirectional interaction. INTRODUCTION: Association between bone metabolism and pulmonary function in the general population is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between lung and bone parameters in elderly postmenopausal women...
December 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216909/which-measuring-site-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-is-best-to-detect-bone-loss-and-what-predicts-the-decline-results-from-a-5-year-prospective-study
#8
Anna Deminger, Eva Klingberg, Mattias Lorentzon, Mats Geijer, Jan Göthlin, Martin Hedberg, Eva Rehnberg, Hans Carlsten, Lennart T Jacobsson, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown increased prevalence of osteoporosis and increased risk for vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine anterior-posterior (AP) projection may be difficult to interpret due to the ligamentous calcifications, and the lateral projection might be a better measuring site. Our objectives were to investigate BMD changes after 5 years at different measuring sites in patients with AS and to evaluate disease-related variables and medications as predictors for BMD changes...
December 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214508/bone-histomorphometry-in-acromegaly-patients-with-fragility-vertebral-fractures
#9
L Dalle Carbonare, V Micheletti, E Cosaro, M T Valenti, M Mottes, G Francia, M V Davì
CONTEXT: The high risk of vertebral fractures (VFs) in acromegaly patients despite normal bone mineral density (BMD) is well known. The reasons for this paradoxical finding of skeleton fragility are poorly understood due to the limited data on bone histomorphometry in acromegaly. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze histomorphometric parameters including bone microarchitecture in acromegaly patients with VFs and normal BMD compared to normal subjects, and also to evaluate the differences between active and controlled acromegaly patients...
December 6, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214357/investigation-and-analysis-of-osteoporosis-falls-and-fragility-fractures-in-elderly-people-in-the-beijing-area-a-study-on-the-bone-health-status-of-elderly-people-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-80%C3%A2-years-old-with-life-self-care
#10
Jian Zhou, Ming-Zhao Qin, Qian Liu, Jin-Ping Liu
Among ≥ 80 years old and under life self-care in the Beijing area, the prevalences of osteoporosis, falls, and fragility fracture were high; and these prevalences were even higher in women. The treatment rate of osteoporosis is very low. Therefore, comprehensive and standardized prevention and treatment should be promoted. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate prevalence of osteoporosis, falls, and fragility fractures in this population, and analyze related factors, in order to provide a basis for standardized prevention and treatment...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214023/assessment-and-clinical-management-of-bone-disease-in-adults-with-eating-disorders-a-review
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REVIEW
Anne Drabkin, Micol S Rothman, Elizabeth Wassenaar, Margherita Mascolo, Philip S Mehler
Aim: To review current medical literature regarding the causes and clinical management options for low bone mineral density (BMD) in adult patients with eating disorders. Background: Low bone mineral density is a common complication of eating disorders with potentially lifelong debilitating consequences. Definitive, rigorous guidelines for screening, prevention and management are lacking. This article intends to provide a review of the literature to date and current options for prevention and treatment...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213219/a-review-on-bone-mineral-density-loss-in-total-knee-replacements-leading-to-increased-fracture-risk
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REVIEW
M Gundry, S Hopkins, K Knapp
The link between low bone mineral density (BMD) scores leading to greater fracture risk is well established in the literature; what is not fully understood is the impact of total knee replacements/revisions or arthroplasties on BMD levels. This literature review attempts to answer this question. Several different databases using specific key terms were searched, with additional papers retrieved via bibliographic review. Based on the available evidence, total knee replacements/revisions and arthroplasties lower BMD and thus increase fracture risk...
2017: Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212704/performance-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-etest-mic-test-strips-and-disk-diffusion-as-compared-to-reference-broth-microdilution-for-beta-lactam-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates
#13
Romney M Humphries, Janet A Hindler, Paul Magnano, Annie Wong-Beringer, Robert Tibbetts, Shelley A Miller
The performance of ceftolozane-tazobactam Etest (bioMerieux, Marcy L'Etoile, France), MIC Test Strips (MTS, Liofilchem, Italy) and disk diffusion (Hardy, Santa Ana, CA) were evaluated for a collection of 308 beta-lactam resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa recovered from three institutions in Los Angeles, CA. Reference testing was performed by reference broth microdilution (rBMD). MIC and disk results were interpreted using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoints. Overall, 72.5% of isolates were susceptible to C/T by rBMD...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211305/improving-bone-health-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-receiving-androgen-deprivation-therapy-results-of-a-randomized-phase-2-trial
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Shabbir M H Alibhai, Henriette Breunis, Narhari Timilshina, Maryam S Hamidi, Angela M Cheung, George A Tomlinson, Tharsika Manokumar, Osai Samadi, Joanna Sandoval, Sara Durbano, Padraig Warde, Jennifer M Jones
BACKGROUND: Strategies to improve bone health care in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are not consistently implemented. The authors conducted a phase 2 randomized controlled trial of 2 education-based models-of-care interventions to determine their feasibility and ability to improve bone health care. METHODS: A single-center parallel-group randomized controlled trial of men with prostate cancer who were receiving ADT was performed. Participants were randomized 1:1:1 to 1) a patient bone health pamphlet and brief recommendations for their family physician (BHP+FP); 2) a BHP and support from a bone health care coordinator (BHP+BHCC); or 3) usual care...
December 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209689/could-a-vitamin-d-deficiency-cause-a-combined-long-term-fev1-and-bone-mineral-density-deterioration-in-female-asthmatics
#15
B Sposato, M Scalese, L Petruzzelli, E Baldini, N Nikiforakis, M Tosti Balducci
OBJECTIVES: We already know that asthma is associated to osteoporosis/osteopenia and characterized by an accelerated lung function decline. Our study aimed at assessing whether lung function decline and bone mineral density (BMD) deterioration in time were associated in a group of female long-standing asthmatics. We also tried to understand whether these two aspects were related to ICS treatment and vitamin D levels. METHODS: 35 female asthmatics were retrospectively analysed...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208404/naringin-prevents-bone-loss-in-a-rat-model-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#16
M Rivoira, V Rodríguez, G Picotto, R Battaglino, N Tolosa de Talamoni
The aim of this work was to know whether naringin (NA) could prevent the bone complications in a model of streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetes. Rats were divided in: 1) controls, 2) STZ-rats, 3) STZ-rats treated with 40 mg NA/kg, and 4) STZ-rats treated with 80 mg NA/kg. BMD and BMC were performed by DEXA. Bone histomorphometry and histology as well as TRAP staining were done in tibia. Osteocalcin (OCN) was determined in bone and serum. Glutathione content and SOD and catalase activities were assayed in bone marrow from femur...
December 2, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207799/change-in-bone-mineral-density-and-role-of-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-during-treatment-of-first-episode-nephrotic-syndrome
#17
Virendra Kumar Yadav, Shobha Sharma, Pradeep Kumar Debata, Seema Patel, Bhaskar C Kabi, Kailash Chandra Aggrawal
Introduction: Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) is one of the common illnesses in childhood. Oral glucocorticoids are mainstay of treatment, which are known to cause various short term and long term adverse effects including osteoporosis. Children with first episode and infrequent relapsing NS are not prescribed Calcium (Ca) and Vitamin D (VitD) supplements routinely. Aim: To observe change in Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in children during first episode of NS and role of VitD and Ca supplementation during the treatment of first episode of NS...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207490/is-trabecular-bone-score-valuable-in-bone-microstructure-assessment-after-gastric-bypass-in-women-with-morbid-obesity
#18
Agustina Pia Marengo, Fernando Guerrero Pérez, Luis San Martín, Rosa Monseny, Anna Casajoana, Rocio Valera, Nuria Virgili, Andreu Simó Servat, Albert Prats, Carmen Gómez-Vaquero, Nuria Vilarrasa
INTRODUCTION: The effects of bariatric surgery on skeletal health raise many concerns. Trabecular bone score (TBS) is obtained through the analysis of lumbar spine dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) images and allows an indirect assessment of skeletal microarchitecture (MA). The aim of our study was to evaluate the changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and alterations in bone microarchitecture assessed by TBS in morbidly obese women undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), over a three-year follow-up...
December 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207479/growth-and-bone-mineralization-of-very-preterm-infants-at-term-corrected-age-in-relation-to-different-nutritional-intakes-in-the-early-postnatal-period
#19
Michelle N Körnmann, Viola Christmann, Charlotte J W Gradussen, Laura Rodwell, Martin Gotthardt, Johannes B Van Goudoever, Arno F J Van Heijst
Preterm infants often have a reduced bone mineral content (BMC) with increased risk of metabolic bone disease. After birth it is difficult to supply calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) comparable to the high fetal accretion rate. It is not known whether high supplementation of minerals in the early postnatal period improves growth and bone mineralization. The aim of this study was to evaluate growth and bone mineralization at term corrected age (TCA) in very and extremely preterm infants who received different enteral Ca and P intakes during the first 10 days of life...
December 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202732/sex-differences-in-response-to-targeted-kyphosis-specific-exercise-and-posture-training-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Wendy B Katzman, Neeta Parimi, Amy Gladin, Eduard A Poltavskiy, Anne L Schafer, Roger K Long, Bo Fan, Shirley S Wong, Nancy E Lane
BACKGROUND: Hyperkyphosis, an excessive anterior curvature in the thoracic spine, is associated with reduced health status in older adults. Hyperkyphosis is highly prevalent, more common in older women than men. There is no standard intervention to reduce age-related hyperkyphosis. Sex differences in response to a kyphosis-specific exercise intervention are not known. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of a targeted kyphosis-specific exercise and postural training program on the primary outcome Cobb angle of kyphosis, and investigated whether the magnitude of change differed between men and women...
December 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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