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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449528/the-link-between-tuberculosis-and-body-mass-index
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EDITORIAL
Aaron R Casha, Marco Scarci
The evidence behind the strong correlation between reactivation of tuberculosis (TB) and low body mass index (BMI) was reviewed. This strong association between TB and BMI occurred only with pulmonary TB and not extra-pulmonary TB, indicating that a low-BMI body build may in some way predispose to TB reactivation in the lungs. A possible explanation may be the congenital apical lung bullae that occur in 15% of the population and are likely to enlarge in young low-BMI males since biomechanical modeling of pleural stress has shown a massive 40x increase in apical pleural stress in low antero-posterior (AP) diameter chests associated with a low-BMI build...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449412/effects-of-age-gender-and-body-mass-index-on-efficacy-and-hypoglycaemia-outcomes-across-treat-to-target-trials-with-insulin-glargine-100-u-ml-added-to-oral-antidiabetes-agents-in-type-2-diabetes
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D Owens, G Bolli, B Charbonnel, T Haak, W Landgraf, F Porcellati, L Traylor, A Kautzky-Willer
AIMS: Analyse effects of patient characteristics and different OAD use on standardised clinical outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients initiating insulin glargine 100 U/ml (Gla-100). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient-level data were analysed from 16 randomised, treat-to-target clinical trials that added Gla-100 to existing metformin (MET), sulfonylurea (SU), or metformin plus sulfonylurea (MET+SU) in insulin-naïve patients inadequately controlled on oral therapy and followed for ≥24 weeks...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449194/center-of-pressure-profiles-in-unilateral-compared-to-bilateral-end-stage-ankle-osteoarthritis-patients
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Jonathan R Gladish, Douglas W Powell, Lindsey E Allison, Robin M Queen
Ankle osteoarthritis compromises ankle joint stability in regards to static balance. Unilateral and bilateral osteoarthritis patients often exhibit different limb-loading patterns during static balance tasks. Symmetrical loading has been posited to improve balance performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to quantify balance performance in both ankle osteoarthritis patient groups. Twenty-two unilateral and twenty-one bilateral ankle osteoarthritis patients performed three 10-second quiet standing trials with their feet together...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449051/viral-kinetics-in-semen-with-different-antiretroviral-families-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-patients-a-randomized-trial
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Alicia Gutierrez-Valencia, Omar J Benmarzouk-Hidalgo, Inmaculada Rivas-Jeremías, Nuria Espinosa, María Trujillo-Rodríguez, Tamara Fernandez-Magdaleno, Pompeyo Viciana, Luis F López-Cortés
Background: There are several regimens for starting antiretroviral treatment, but it remains unknown whether either of them is more advantageous regarding the time course and magnitude of HIV-RNA decay in semen. Objective: To evaluate the differential effect of different antiretroviral drug families on viral kinetics in seminal plasma of treatment-naïve HIV-infected patients. Methods: Phase II, randomized, open-label study in which participants were randomized 1:1:1 to receive tenofovir-DF plus emtricitabine, and either cobicistat-boosted elvitegravir (EVGcobi), rilpivirine (RPV), or ritonavir-boosted darunavir (DRVrtv)...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448845/use-of-aqueous-two-phase-peg-salt-systems-for-the-removal-of-anionic-surfactant-from-effluents
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Gabriella Frade Murari, Jussara Alves Penido, Heriveltom Morais da Silva, Bruno Eduardo Lôbo Baêta, Sérgio Francisco de Aquino, Leandro Rodrigues de Lemos, Guilherme Dias Rodrigues, Aparecida Barbosa Mageste
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) are synthetic anionic surfactants that are extensively used in many industries. As a result, large volumes of effluents containing high levels of these compounds are discharged into water bodies, causing risks to aquatic flora and fauna. Then, there is a need for environmentally safe and economically viable technologies for the removal of LAS from aqueous matrices. The present work evaluates the use of aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) composed of PEG and sulfate salts for this purpose, considering the effects of tie line length (TLL), molar mass of polymer, and type of cation-forming salt on the partitioning behavior of LAS...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448779/effect-of-a-pharmacist-led-program-on-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-from-northern-cyprus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eylem Ilktac Korcegez, Mesut Sancar, Kutay Demirkan
BACKGROUND: The management of type 2 diabetes mellitus is complex, requiring continuous medical care by health care professionals and considerable self-care efforts by patients. Pharmacist-led care programs have been shown to help patients with diabetes succeed in achieving treatment goals and improving outcomes. Pharmacist-led care is a new health care concept in Northern Cyprus. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-led care program on glycemic control, determined by hemoglobin A1c (A1c), and secondarily on blood pressure, lipid profile, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, medication adherence, and self-care activities, for patients with type 2 diabetes over a 12-month period...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447585/metabolic-profiles-of-individuals-switched-to-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy-after-failing-standard-first-line-therapy-for-treatment-of-hiv-1-infection-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amanda H Yao, Cecilia L Moore, Poh Lian Lim, Jean-Michel Molina, Juan Sierra Madero, Stephen Kerr, Paddy Wg Mallon, Sean Emery, David A Cooper, Mark A Boyd
BACKGROUND: To investigate metabolic changes associated with second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) following virological failure of first-line ART. METHODS: SECOND-LINE was an open-label randomized controlled trial. Participants were randomized 1:1 to receive ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) with 2-3 nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (N(t)RTI-group) or raltegravir (RAL-group) Two hundred and ten participants had a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-scan at baseline, week 48 and 96...
April 27, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446972/thermal-ablation-for-asthma-current-status-and-technique
#8
REVIEW
William Krmisky, Michal J Sobieszczyk, Saiyad Sarkar
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a novel technique used in the treatment of severe asthma. A catheter is advanced through the bronchoscope and directed radiofrequency waves are applied to the segmental bronchi to reduce airway smooth muscle mass. Several randomized clinical trials demonstrate improvement in quality of life and reduction in exacerbation rates after treatment. BT is a safe and cost effective treatment option for severe asthma which is refractory to medical treatment. Further studies are needed in order to better describe the mechanism of action and the asthma subphenotype that was best benefit from this treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446644/body-mass-index-and-outcome-after-revascularization-for-symptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Eline J Volkers, Jacoba P Greving, Jeroen Hendrikse, Ale Algra, L Jaap Kappelle, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Leo H Bonati, Thomas G Brott, Richard Bulbulia, David Calvet, Hans-Henning Eckstein, Gustav Fraedrich, John Gregson, Alison Halliday, George Howard, Olav Jansen, Gary S Roubin, Martin M Brown, Jean-Louis Mas, Peter A Ringleb
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the obesity paradox exists in patients who undergo carotid artery stenting (CAS) or carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for symptomatic carotid artery stenosis. METHODS: We combined individual patient data from 2 randomized trials (Endarterectomy vs Angioplasty in Patients with Symptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis and Stent-Protected Angioplasty vs Carotid Endarterectomy) and 3 centers in a third trial (International Carotid Stenting Study)...
April 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446501/dietary-long-chain-fatty-acids-and-carbohydrate-biomarker-evaluation-in-a-controlled-feeding-study-in-participants-from-the-women-s-health-initiative-cohort
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Xiaoling Song, Ying Huang, Marian L Neuhouser, Lesley F Tinker, Mara Z Vitolins, Ross L Prentice, Johanna W Lampe
Background: Biomarkers of macronutrient intake are lacking. Controlled human feeding studies that preserve the normal variation in nutrient and food consumption are necessary for the development and validation of robust nutritional biomarkers.Objective: We aimed to assess the utility of serum phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) as biomarkers of dietary intakes of fatty acids, total fat, and carbohydrate.Design: We used an individualized controlled feeding study in which 153 postmenopausal women from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) were provided with a 2-wk controlled diet that mimicked each individual's habitual food intake...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446496/mobile-based-intervention-intended-to-stop-obesity-in-preschool-aged-children-the-ministop-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christine Delisle Nyström, Sven Sandin, Pontus Henriksson, Hanna Henriksson, Ylva Trolle-Lagerros, Christel Larsson, Ralph Maddison, Francisco B Ortega, Jeremy Pomeroy, Jonatan R Ruiz, Kristin Silfvernagel, Toomas Timpka, Marie Löf
Background: Traditional obesity prevention programs are time- and cost-intensive. Mobile phone technology has been successful in changing behaviors and managing weight; however, to our knowledge, its potential in young children has yet to be examined.Objective: We assessed the effectiveness of a mobile health (mHealth) obesity prevention program on body fat, dietary habits, and physical activity in healthy Swedish children aged 4.5 y.Design: From 2014 to 2015, 315 children were randomly assigned to an intervention or control group...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445783/jump-starting-shared-medical-appointments-for-diabetes-with-weight-management-rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matthew J Crowley, David Edelman, Corrine I Voils, Matthew L Maciejewski, Cynthia J Coffman, Amy S Jeffreys, Marsha J Turner, Leslie A Gaillard, Teresa A Hinton, Elizabeth Strawbridge, Jennifer Zervakis, Anna Beth Barton, William S Yancy
BACKGROUND: Rates of glycemic control remain suboptimal nationwide. Medication intensification for diabetes can have undesirable side effects (weight gain, hypoglycemia), which offset the benefits of glycemic control. A Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) intervention for diabetes that emphasizes weight management could improve glycemic outcomes and reduce weight while simultaneously lowering diabetes medication needs, resulting in less hypoglycemia and better quality of life. We describe the rationale and design for a study evaluating a novel SMA intervention for diabetes that primarily emphasizes low-carbohydrate diet-focused weight management...
April 23, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444935/hydration-status-influences-the-measurement-of-arterial-stiffness
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Aaron R Caldwell, Matthew A Tucker, Jenna Burchfield, Nicole E Moyen, Alf Z Satterfield, Ashley Six, Brendon P McDermott, Sean W Mulvenon, Matthew S Ganio
Consensus guidelines have attempted to standardize the measurement and interpretation of pulse wave velocity (PWV); however, guidelines have not addressed whether hydration status affects PWV. Moreover, multiple studies have utilized heat stress to reduce arterial stiffness which may lead to dehydration. This study utilized two experiments to investigate the effects of dehydration on PWV at rest and during passive heat stress. In experiment 1, subjects (n = 19) completed two trials, one in which they arrived euhydrated and one dehydrated (1·2[1·0]% body mass loss)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444355/improvement-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-weight-loss-is-dependent-on-body-position-during-sleep
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Simon A Joosten, Jun K Khoo, Bradley A Edwards, Shane A Landry, Matthew T Naughton, John B Dixon, Garun S Hamilton
Study Objectives: Weight loss fails to resolve obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in most patients, however it is unknown as to whether weight loss differentially affects OSA in the supine compared to non-supine sleeping positions. We aimed to determine if weight loss in obese OSA patients results in a greater reduction in the non-supine Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) compared to the supine AHI, thus converting subjects into supine predominant OSA. Methods: Post hoc analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial assessing the effect of weight loss (bariatric surgery vs medical weight loss) on OSA in 60 obese subjects (body mass index: >35 and <55) with recently diagnosed (<6 months) OSA and AHI of ≥ 20 events/hour...
April 21, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443702/turmeric-supplementation-improves-serum-glucose-indices-and-leptin-levels-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases
#15
Roya Navekar, Maryam Rafraf, Aida Ghaffari, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Manouchehr Khoshbaten
OBJECTIVE: Insulin and leptin resistance are important risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). There is limited evidence regarding the effects of turmeric on NAFLD. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of turmeric supplementation on glycemic status and serum leptin levels in patients with NAFLD. METHODS: This double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 46 patients with NAFLD (21males and 25 females) aged 20-60 years old and body mass index (BMI) between 24...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442448/phosphotyrosine-based-phosphoproteomics-scaled-down-to-biopsy-level-for-analysis-of-individual-tumor-biology-and-treatment-selection
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Mariette Labots, Johannes C van der Mijn, Robin Beekhof, Sander R Piersma, Richard R de Goeij-de Haas, Thang V Pham, Jaco C Knol, Henk Dekker, Nicole C T van Grieken, Henk M W Verheul, Connie R Jiménez
Mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics of cancer cell and tissue lysates provides insight in aberrantly activated signaling pathways and potential drug targets. For improved understanding of individual patient's tumor biology and to allow selection of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in individual patients, phosphoproteomics of small clinical samples should be feasible and reproducible. We aimed to scale down a pTyr-phosphopeptide enrichment protocol to biopsy-level protein input and assess reproducibility and applicability to tumor needle biopsies...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442236/red-blood-cell-membrane-omega-3-fatty-acid-levels-and-physical-performance-cross-sectional-data-from-the-mapt-study
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Bertrand Fougère, Philipe de Souto Barreto, Sabine Goisser, Gaëlle Soriano, Sophie Guyonnet, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies have shown that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with brain, cardiovascular and immune function, as well as physical performance and bone health in older adults. So far, few studies have highlighted the associations between PUFA status and performance-based tests of physical function. To study the associations between the omega-3 index (red blood cell (RBC) membrane content of omega-3 PUFAs, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) and physical performance measured with the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in a sample of community-dwelling older adults...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441958/metformin-to-augment-strength-training-effective-response-in-seniors-masters-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Doug E Long, Bailey D Peck, Jenny L Martz, S Craig Tuggle, Heather M Bush, Gerald McGwin, Philip A Kern, Marcas M Bamman, Charlotte A Peterson
BACKGROUND: Muscle mass and strength are strong determinants of a person's quality of life and functional independence with advancing age. While resistance training is the most effective intervention to combat age-associated muscle atrophy (sarcopenia), the ability of older adults to increase muscle mass and strength in response to training is blunted and highly variable. Thus, finding novel ways to complement resistance training to improve muscle response and ultimately quality of life among older individuals is critical...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440348/diagnostic-utility-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-elastography-in-the-evaluation-of-solid-pancreatic-masses-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#19
Yi Lu, Lu Chen, Chujun Li, Honglei Chen, Jinhua Chen
AIM: The accuracy for endoscopic ultrasonography-elastography (EUS-EG) in the evaluation of solid pancreatic masses varies greatly and the pooled results have not been updated since 2013. Also, there still lack a comprehensive comparison among EUS-EG, contrast-enhanced EUS (CE-EUS), and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA).Material and methods: A thorough search was made for diagnostic trials investigating the role of EUS-EG in solid pancreatic masses. Meta-Disc was used to calculate the pooled sensitivity, specificity, diagnostic odds ratio and summary receiver operator characteristics...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439734/myocardial-salvage-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-presenting-early-versus-late-after-symptom-onset
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Thomas Stiermaier, Ingo Eitel, Suzanne de Waha, Janine Pöss, Georg Fuernau, Holger Thiele, Steffen Desch
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) presenting within 12 h of symptom onset. A benefit in the subacute stage is less clear. The aim of the present analysis was to compare myocardial salvage and infarct size between patients with early and late reperfusion after STEMI. We compared cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in STEMI patients presenting within 12 h (n = 695) and a RCT of subacute STEMI patients presenting between 12 and 48 h (n = 93) after symptom onset...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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