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Monica Lanzoni, Marco Fornili, Irene Felicetta, Rita Maiavacca, Elia Biganzoli, Silvana Castaldi
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing number of diagnostic tests requests all over the world is a problem that can partially be explained by inappropriate testing. Impact on the total costs of health systems becomes relevant when tests are performed in a large amount. In this paper, retesting of total cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate is assessed. METHODS: The Quality Unit of Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico di Milano (Fondazione) decided to perform a first assessment of the appropriate use of the laboratory tests cholesterol, ferritin, vitamin B12 , vitamin D, and folate focusing on the retesting interval for the same patient in the time period January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, in every care setting...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076635/prevalence-of-vitamin-b12-deficiency-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-metformin-a-cross-sectional-study
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Charbel Pereira Damião, Amannda Oliveira Rodrigues, Maria Fernanda Miguens Castellar Pinheiro, Rubens Antunes da Cruz, Gilberto Peres Cardoso, Giselle Fernandes Taboada, Giovanna Aparecida Balarini Lima
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency varies from 5.8% to 30% among patients undergoing long-term treatment with metformin. Because of the paucity of data on Brazilian patients, this study aimed to determine the frequency of B12 deficiency and related factors among Brazilian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using metformin. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study at a public university hospital. METHODS: Patients with T2DM and a control group of non-diabetics were included...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074329/dietary-adequacy-of-egyptian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-compared-to-healthy-developing-children
#3
Nagwa A Meguid, Mona Anwar, Geir Bjørklund, Adel Hashish, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Maha Hemimi, Eman Sultan
Although the etiology and pathology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still poorly understood, a number of environmental, anthropological, neurobiological and genetic factors have been related to the pathophysiology of ASD, even the impact of oxidative stress response related to the environment and nutrition intake. Usual recommended dietary habits are based on the combination of behavioral and dietary or nutraceutical interventions together with pharmacotherapy. Investigations about a reliable relationship between diet and ASD are still lacking...
January 10, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073813/association-between-the-healthy-eating-index-2010-and-nutrient-and-energy-densities-of-german-households-food-purchases
#4
Jonas Peltner, Silke Thiele
BACKGROUND: The USDA Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is used widely to measure diet quality because it allows a number of different applications. Although several evaluations of the HEI-2010 have already been carried out, there is lack of those which focus on associations between the HEI and nutrient intakes. This study updates and expands upon previous findings on these associations. METHODS: Using German consumption data, where ∼12 million purchases from 13 131 households are recorded, HEI-2010 total and individual scores, as well as several energy and nutrient densities were calculated...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073728/biermer-anemia-hematologic-characteristics-of-66-patients-in-a-clinical-hematology-unit-at-senegal
#5
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/28073680/rationale-and-design-of-pemvitastart-an-open-label-randomized-trial-comparing-simultaneous-versus-standard-initiation-of-vitamin-b12-and-folate-supplementation-in-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-undergoing-first-line-pemetrexed-based-chemotherapy
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Milind Baldi, Digambar Behera, Jyotdeep Kaur, Rakesh Kapoor, Navneet Singh
Pemetrexed is the preferred chemotherapeutic drug for nonsquamous, non-small-cell lung cancer patients whenever the predictive molecular biomarkers for targeted therapy have either not been assessed or are absent. As per manufacturers' instructions, supplementation with folic acid (FA; folate) at a dose of 350 to 1000 μg daily should be started seven days before the first dose of pemetrexed-based chemotherapy and continued during therapy and for 21 days after therapy cessation. Vitamin B12 injections (1000 μg intramuscularly) should also be started one week before the first dose of chemotherapy...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069173/periconceptional-maternal-biomarkers-of-one-carbon%C3%A2-metabolism-and-embryonic-growth-trajectories-the-rotterdam-periconceptional-cohort-predict-study
#7
Francesca Parisi, Melek Rousian, Anton H J Koning, Sten P Willemsen, Irene Cetin, Eric A P Steegers, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
OBJECTIVE: To study the associations between the periconceptional maternal biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism and embryonic growth. DESIGN: Prospective, periconceptional hospital-based birth cohort. SETTING: Tertiary medical care center. PATIENT(S): Between 2010 and 2014, 236 women with early singleton ongoing pregnancies that resulted in 139 strictly dated spontaneous pregnancies and 97 pregnancies conceived after assisted reproductive technology...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065736/long-term-outcomes-of-bariatric-surgery-in-adolescents-with-severe-obesity-fabs-5-a-prospective-follow-up-analysis
#8
Thomas H Inge, Todd M Jenkins, Stavra A Xanthakos, John B Dixon, Stephen R Daniels, Meg H Zeller, Michael A Helmrath
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery for severe adolescent obesity, raising questions about the durability of early responses to surgery. We aimed to analyse long-term (>5 years) outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a cohort of young adults who had undergone the operation during adolescence, in the Follow-up of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery at 5 Plus Years (FABS-5+) extension study. METHODS: A cohort of young people aged 13-21 years underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically severe obesity at a paediatric academic medical centre in the USA...
January 5, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060111/frequent-infections-hypotonia-and-anemia-in-a-breastfed-infant
#9
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...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057118/-the-nutrition-status-of-lactating-women-in-china
#10
C X Dong, S A Yin
Nutritional status of lactating women is considered to be a quantitative indicator reflecting the status of reproductive health. To improve nutrition status of lactating women and promote breastfeeding through targeted intervention measures, their dietary and nutritional situations, and related problems, should be fully understood. Generally, energy and macronutrient intake of lactating women can reach or exceed recommended levels, especially during the first month postpartum. However, the intake of some micronutrients is difficult to meet the requirement...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057043/rapid-healing-of-a-patient-with-dramatic-subacute-combined-degeneration-of-spinal-cord-a-case-report
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Florian C Roessler, Stephanie Wolff
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of cobalamin deficiency is high especially in older patients and an immediate therapy start is necessary to prevent irreversible neurological damages. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of cobalamin deficiency is difficult and at present, there is no consensus for diagnosis of this deficiency. Therefore, we aim to elucidate a meaningful diagnostic pathway by a case report with an initially misleading medical history. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57 year-old Caucasian man suffering from dramatic myelosis of the cervical posterior columns...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055029/gastrointestinal-transcriptomic-response-of-metabolic-vitamin-b12-pathways-in-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Priscila Sala, Giliane Belarmino, Raquel S Torrinhas, Natasha M Machado, Danielle C Fonseca, Graziela R Ravacci, Robson K Ishida, Ismael F M S Guarda, Eduardo G de Moura, Paulo Sakai, Marco A Santo, Ismael D C G da Silva, Claudia C A Pereira, Angela F Logullo, Steven Heymsfield, Daniel Giannella-Neto, Dan L Waitzberg
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is highly prevalent and may contribute to postoperative complications. Decreased production of intrinsic factor owing to gastric fundus removal is thought to have a major role, but other components of B12 metabolism may also be affected. We evaluated changes in the expression levels of multiple B12 pathway-encoding genes in gastrointestinal (GI) tissues to evaluate the potential roles in contributing to post-RYGB B12 deficiency...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
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
#14
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/28043894/propionic-acid-metabolism-asd-and-vitamin-b12-is-there-a-role-for-environmental-nitrous-oxide
#15
Keith Fluegge
Foley et al. (2014) published their findings in this journal on the role of prenatal exposure to propionic acid (PPA) and behavioral outcomes in treated rat pups. The authors show that PPA treated pups displayed subtle differences in behavior including nest seeking, novel object recognition, and locomotor activity. Others have previously proposed that PPA infusion in rat could represent a valid animal model of ASD since many of the diagnostic criteria for the disorder spectrum manifest under such conditions...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042413/association-between-nutritional-status-with-spontaneous-abortion
#16
Rahimeh Ahmadi, Saeideh Ziaei, Sosan Parsay
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous abortion is the most common adverse pregnancy outcome. We aimed to investigate a possible link between nutrient deficiencies and the risk of spontaneous abortion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study included the case group (n=331) experiencing a spontaneous abortion before 14 weeks of pregnancy and the control group (n=331) who were healthy pregnant women over 14 weeks of pregnancy. The participants filled out Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), in which they reported their frequency of consumption for a given serving of each food item during the past three months, on a daily, weekly or monthly basis...
January 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035521/postoperative-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-in-older-obese-patients-a-matched-case-control-study
#17
Damien Bergeat, David Lechaux, Adil Ghaina, Ronan Thibault, Vianney Bouygues
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (LBS) in older obese patients remains debated regarding postoperative outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this case-control study is to evaluate global results of LBS in patients ≥60 years (yr) with a matched case control study. METHODS: All patients ≥60 years who benefited from LBS in our center between January 2009 and January 2014 were included in this retrospective study. They were matched (1:2) to patients <40 and 40-59 years on BMI, surgical procedure and year, and history of previous LBS...
December 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
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
#18
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/28029114/folate-and-vitamin-b12-related-biomarkers-in-relation-to-brain-volumes
#19
Nikita L van der Zwaluw, Elske M Brouwer-Brolsma, Ondine van de Rest, Janneke P van Wijngaarden, Paulette H In 't Veld, Daniella I Kourie, Karin M A Swart, Anke W Enneman, Suzanne C van Dijk, Nathalie van der Velde, Roy P C Kessels, Paul A M Smeets, Frans J Kok, Rosalie A M Dhonukshe-Rutten, Lisette C P G M de Groot
AIM: We investigated cross-sectional associations between circulating homocysteine, folate, biomarkers of vitamin B12 status and brain volumes. We furthermore compared brain volumes of participants who received daily folic acid and vitamin B12 supplementation with participants who did not. METHODS: Participants of the B-PROOF study (n = 2919) were assigned to 400 µg folic acid and 500 µg vitamin B12, or a placebo. After two years of intervention, T₁-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were made in a random subsample (n = 218) to obtain grey and white matter volume, and total brain volume (TBV)...
December 24, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028206/two-distinct-pools-of-b12-analogs-reveal-community-interdependencies-in-the-ocean
#20
Katherine R Heal, Wei Qin, Francois Ribalet, Anthony D Bertagnolli, Willow Coyote-Maestas, Laura R Hmelo, James W Moffett, Allan H Devol, E Virginia Armbrust, David A Stahl, Anitra E Ingalls
Organisms within all domains of life require the cofactor cobalamin (vitamin B12), which is produced only by a subset of bacteria and archaea. On the basis of genomic analyses, cobalamin biosynthesis in marine systems has been inferred in three main groups: select heterotrophic Proteobacteria, chemoautotrophic Thaumarchaeota, and photoautotrophic Cyanobacteria. Culture work demonstrates that many Cyanobacteria do not synthesize cobalamin but rather produce pseudocobalamin, challenging the connection between the occurrence of cobalamin biosynthesis genes and production of the compound in marine ecosystems...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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