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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140236/impact-of-childhood-nutritional-status-on-pathogen-prevalence-and-severity-of-acute-diarrhea
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Kirkby D Tickell, Patricia B Pavlinac, Grace C John-Stewart, Donna M Denno, Barbra A Richardson, Jaqueline M Naulikha, Ronald K Kirera, Brett E Swierczewski, Benson O Singa, Judd L Walson
Children with acute and chronic malnutrition are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality following a diarrheal episode. To compare diarrheal disease severity and pathogen prevalence among children with and without acute and chronic malnutrition, we conducted a cross-sectional study of human immunodeficiency virus-uninfected Kenyan children aged 6-59 months, who presented with acute diarrhea. Children underwent clinical and anthropometric assessments and provided stool for bacterial and protozoal pathogen detection...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115985/use-of-tuberculin-skin-test-for-assessment-of-immune-recovery-among-previously-malnourished-children-in-ethiopia
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Paluku Bahwere, Philip James, Alemseged Abdissa, Yesufe Getu, Yilak Getnet, Kate Sadler, Tsinuel Girma
OBJECTIVE: To compare levels of immunity in children recovering from severe acute malnutrition (cases) against those of community controls (controls). RESULTS: At baseline children recovering from severe acute malnutrition had lower, mid upper arm circumference (122 mm for cases and 135 mm for controls; p < 0.001), weight-for-height Z-score (- 1.0 for cases and - 0.5 for controls; p < 0.001), weight-for-age Z-score (- 2.8 for cases and - 1.1 for controls; p < 0...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089206/pre-burn-malnutrition-increases-operative-mortality-in-burn-patients-who-undergo-early-excision-and-grafting-in-a-sub-saharan-african-burn-unit
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Joana Grudziak, Carolyn Snock, Tiyamike Zalinga, Wone Banda, Jared Gallaher, Laura Purcell, Bruce Cairns, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: In the developed world, pre-existing malnutrition in the burn population influences operative outcomes. However, studies on pre-existing malnutrition and operative outcomes of burn patients in the developing world are lacking. We therefore sought to characterize the burn injury outcomes following operative intervention based on nutritional status. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of operative patients admitted to our burn unit from July 2011 to May 2016...
October 28, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083447/animal-derived-protein-consumption-is-associated-with-muscle-mass-and-strength-in-community-dwellers-results-from-the-milan-expo-survey
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F Landi, R Calvani, M Tosato, A M Martone, A Picca, E Ortolani, G Savera, S Salini, M Ramaschi, R Bernabei, E Marzetti
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral factors, including protein intake, influence the quantity and quality of skeletal muscle. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between animal-derived protein intake and muscle mass and function in a large sample of unselected community-dwellers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The VIP (Very Important Protein) study, conducted during Expo 2015 in Milan, was a population survey aimed at assessing major health metrics in a population outside of the research setting, with a special focus on the relation between animal-derived protein intake and muscle mass and function...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076801/quality-of-care-of-treatment-for-uncomplicated-severe-acute-malnutrition-provided-by-lady-health-workers-in-pakistan
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Eleanor Rogers, Muhammad Ali, Shahid Fazal, Deepak Kumar, Saul Guerrero, Imtiaz Hussain, Sajid Soofi, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of care provided by lady health workers (LHW) managing cases of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the community. DESIGN: Cross-sectional quality-of-care study. SETTING: The feasibility of the implementation of screening and treatment for uncomplicated SAM in the community by LHW was tested in Sindh Province, Pakistan. An observational, clinical prospective multicentre cohort study compared the LHW-delivered care with the existing outpatient health facility model...
October 27, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075529/effects-of-nutrient-fortified-milk-based-formula-on-the-nutritional-status-and-psychomotor-skills-of-preschool-children
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Mavil May C Cervo, Diane S Mendoza, Erniel B Barrios, Leonora N Panlasigui
This randomized, single-masked, controlled trial examined the effects of nutrient-fortified milk-based formula supplementation on nutritional status, nutrient intake, and psychomotor skills of selected preschool children with mean age of 4.10 ± 0.14 years. The study participants were divided equally into three major groups, normal, underweight, and severely underweight based on WHO-Child Growth Standards, and were further divided into two groups: fortified milk group who was given two glasses of fortified milk (50 g of powdered milk/serving) a day for twelve weeks in addition to their usual diet and the nonintervention group who was not given fortified milk and thus maintained their usual intake...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037091/an-anthropometric-survey-of-u-s-preterm-and-full-term-neonates
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Susan M Abdel-Rahman, Ian M Paul, Paula Delmore, Laura James, Laura Fearn, Andrew M Atz, Brenda B Poindexter, Amira Al-Uzri, Andrew Lewandowski, Barrie L Harper, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric data prove valuable for screening and monitoring various medical conditions. In young infants, however, only weight, length and head circumference are represented in publically accessible databases. AIM: To characterise length and circumferential measures in preterm and full-term infants up to 90 days postnatal age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In eight U.S. medical centres, trained raters recorded humeral, ulnar, femoral, tibial, and fibular lengths along with mid-upper arm, mid-thigh, chest, abdominal, and neck circumference...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025451/mid-upper-arm-circumference-a-surrogate-for-body-mass-index-in-pregnant-women
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Ahminah Fakier, Gregory Petro, S Fawcus
BACKGROUND: Nutrition in pregnancy has implications for both mother and fetus, hence the importance of an accurate assessment at the booking visit during antenatal care. The body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) is currently the gold standard for measuring body fatness. However, pregnancy-associated weight gain and oedema, as well as late booking in our population setting, cause concern about the reliability of using the BMI to assess body fat or nutritional status in pregnancy. The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) has been used for many decades to assess malnutrition in children aged <5 years...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018004/mid-upper-arm-circumference-and-arm-to-height-ratio-to-identify-obesity-in-school-age-children
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Sanguansak Rerksuppaphol, Lakkana Rerksuppaphol
BACKGROUND: In resource-poor settings, anthropometric parameters are evaluated as potential alternatives to the body mass index (BMI) for detecting overweight and obesity in children. To this end, the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and the mid-upper arm circumference to height ratio (AHtR) were evaluated as proxies to BMI in Thai school-age children. STUDY DESIGN: An observational, cross-sectional study was performed on school-aged children. PARTICIPANTS: Children in grades 1 through 6 at all public elementary schools in the Ongkharak district, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand during May and June 2013 were included...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985403/anthropometric-parameters-of-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-mothers-and-their-premature-infants
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Carike Fouché, Evette van Niekerk, Lisanne Monica du Plessis
This study aimed to assess the maternal anthropometric parameters of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers as well as to assess the neonatal anthropometric parameters of premature infants in relation to maternal anthropometric parameters (weight, height and mid-upper-arm circumference), HIV status and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) regimen. Study participants included HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected mothers who gave birth to premature infants. All HIV-infected mothers received ART...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969228/role-of-mid-upper-arm-circumference-for-determining-overweight-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents
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Madhur Jaiswal, Rajesh Bansal, Ashok Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of obesity in adolescents and children has risen to alarming levels globally and this has led to serious public health consequences. AIM: To assess the use of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) in the identification of overweight and obesity in North Indian children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh, India, from October 2014 to November 2015. Anthropometric data (weight, height and MUAC) was collected from a cross-sectional sample of 875 children aged 5-14 year old...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955425/intra-abdominal-fat-comparison-of-computed-tomography-fat-segmentation-and-bioimpedance-spectroscopy
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Peter Finch
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal fat is an important factor in determining the metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance, and thus the risk of diabetes and ischaemic heart disease. Computed Tomography (CT) fat segmentation represents a defined method of quantifying intra-abdominal fat, with attendant radiation risks. Bioimpedance spectroscopy may offer a method of assessment without any risks to the patients. A comparison is made of these two methods. METHODS: This was a preliminary study of the utility of multifrequency bioimpedance spectroscopy of the mid abdomen as a measure of intra-abdominal fat, by comparison with fat segmentation of an abdominal CT scan in the -30 to -190 HU range...
June 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943132/types-and-microbiological-spectrum-of-infections-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-single-centre-experience-in-upper-egypt
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Hussein El-Amin, Abeer M M Sabry, Rabab E Ahmed, Nahed A Makhlouf
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Egypt has a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and high morbidity and mortality related to cirrhosis complications. Patients with cirrhosis have an increased risk of bacterial infections. Approximately 25-35% of cirrhotics had infections at admission or during hospitalisation. Data on infection among cirrhotics in Egypt are limited. This study aimed to determine the frequency and microbiological spectrum of infections in cirrhotics and possible risk factors...
September 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934235/lipid-based-nutrient-supplements-lns-for-treatment-of-children-6-months-to-59-months-with-moderate-acute-malnutrition-mam-a-systematic-review
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Tarun Gera, Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas, Evelyn Boy-Mena, Harshpal S Sachdev
BACKGROUND: Moderate acute malnutrition is a major public health problem affecting children from low- and middle-income countries. Lipid nutrient supplements have been proposed as a nutritional intervention for its treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of LNS for the treatment of MAM in infants and children 6 to 59 months of age. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of randomized-controlled trials and controlled before-after studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924269/effect-of-dietary-counselling-on-the-nutritional-status-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
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Bibi Hajira, Maryam Manzoor, Muhammad Samiullah, Rattan Kaur Chawla
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of dietary counselling on the nutritional status of end-stage renal disease patients undergoing maintenance haemodialysis. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Institute of Kidney Diseases, Peshawar, Pakistan, from November to December 2015, and comprised patients of either gender with protein energy wasting. The nutritional status assessment was based on four categories, including biochemical indicators (haemoglobin, serum albumin and cholesterol), measure of body mass index, reduced body fatness, decreased muscle mass and low protein or energy intake...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914169/development-of-an-algorithm-for-determination-of-the-likelihood-of-virological-failure-in-hiv-positive-adults-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-in-decentralized-care
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Anton Reepalu, Taye Tolera Balcha, Sten Skogmar, Per-Erik Isberg, Patrik Medstrand, Per Björkman
BACKGROUND: Early identification of virological failure (VF) limits occurrence and spread of drug-resistant viruses in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Viral load (VL) monitoring is therefore recommended, but capacities to comply with this are insufficient in many low-income countries. Clinical algorithms might identify persons at higher likelihood of VF to allocate VL resources. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to construct a VF algorithm (the Viral Load Testing Criteria; VLTC) and compare its performance to the 2013 WHO treatment failure criteria...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871471/impact-of-maternal-nutrition-in-hepatitis-e-infection-in-pregnancy
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Ashok Kumar, Sheetal Sharma, Premashish Kar, Sarita Agarwal, Siddhartha Ramji, Syed Akhtar Husain, Sudha Prasad, Shashi Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The basis of host response in hepatitis E virus (HEV)-related liver disease during pregnancy-is still unclear. The study aims to evaluate anthropometric parameters and biochemical nutritional parameters in hepatitis E infection during pregnancy and correlate it with severity of the disease. METHODS: A total of consecutive 267 pregnant women with jaundice were recruited. The jaundiced patients were classified as acute viral hepatitis (AVH) or acute liver failure (ALF)...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869072/mid-upper-arm-circumference-and-powell-tuck-and-hennessy-s-equation-correlate-with-body-mass-index-and-can-be-used-sequentially-in-gastrostomy-fed-patients
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Rita Barosa, Lídia Roque Ramos, Carla Adriana Santos, Marta Pereira, Jorge Fonseca
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple and widespread method to assess undernutrition. However its use may be limited in bedridden patients. AIMS: 1) compare BMI, Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) and Powell-Tuck and Hennessy's regression equation for BMI (BMIPTH) in gastrostomy fed patients, 2) validate its correlation for sequential use and 3) select the best cut-off of MUAC and BMIPTH to predict risk of undernutrition. METHODS: Prospective study including adult patients who underwent endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854929/transition-from-f-75-to-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-in-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-an-observational-study-in-uganda
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Betty Lanyero, Hanifa Namusoke, Nicolette Nabukeera-Barungi, Benedikte Grenov, Ezekiel Mupere, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard, Vibeke Brix Christensen, Henrik Friis, André Briend
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization now recommends the transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) in the management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). We described the transition from F-75 to RUTF and identified correlates of failed transition. METHODS: We conducted an observational study among children aged 6-59 months treated for SAM at Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Therapeutic feeding during transition phase was provided by first offering half of the energy requirements from RUTF and the other half from F-75 and then increasing gradually to RUTF as only energy source...
August 30, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829731/high-prevalence-of-anemia-but-low-level-of-iron-deficiency-in-preschool-children-during-a-low-transmission-period-of-malaria-in-rural-kivu-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
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Esto Bahizire, Paluku Bahwere, Philippe Donnen, P Lundimu Tugirimana, Serge Balol'ebwami, Michèle Dramaix, Chouchou Nfundiko, Raphaël Chirimwami, Kanigula Mubagwa
Anemia is a worldwide public health concern especially in preschool children in developing countries and iron deficiency (ID) is generally assumed to cause at least 50% of the cases. However, data on this contribution are scarce. To close this gap, we determined in 2013 the contribution of ID in the etiology of anemia and measured others factors associated to noniron deficiency anemia (NIDA) in 900 preschool children randomly selected during a two-stage cluster nutritional survey in the Miti-Murhesa health zone, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo...
August 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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