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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918551/bio-economic-evaluation-of-a-reduced-phosphorus-supplementation-strategy-for-a-cow-calf-system-in-brazil-a-case-study
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Samara P Lopes, Felipe Z Garcia, Vinícius C Souza, Diogo Fleury A Costa, Pedro Malafaia
Fertility, weight of calves at weaning, and the economic aspects of a breeding herd receiving mineral supplements containing 75 or 12.5 g of phosphorus (P)/kg were measured from 2013 to 2016. No differences in reproduction parameters or weight at weaning were found before and after the adoption of the new scheme of mineral supplementation. Before the study, the annual cost with the formula containing more P was equivalent to 29.3 weaned beef calves; after the P reduction, the annual cost was equivalent to 2...
September 16, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901337/associations-between-dietary-factors-and-markers-of-nafld-in-a-general-dutch-adult-population
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A Rietman, D Sluik, E J M Feskens, F J Kok, M Mensink
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this sudy was to assess the relationship between dietary intake and fatty liver as scored by the validated Fatty Liver Index (FLI) in a large cross-sectional study among a general Dutch adult population. Diet is known to affect liver fat accumulation in humans. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 1128 men and women aged 20-70 years were included. Dietary intake was assessed using a validated semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire. FLI was derived from body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, triglycerides and gamma-glutamyltransferase...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901336/vitamin-d-and-probiotics-supplement-use-in-young-children-with-genetic-risk-for-type-1-diabetes
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J Yang, R N Tamura, U M Uusitalo, C A Aronsson, K Silvis, A Riikonen, N Frank, G Joslowski, C Winkler, J M Norris, S M Virtanen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D and probiotics are nutrients of interest in the context of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We assessed the prevalence of and factors associated with vitamin D and probiotic supplementations among young children with genetic risk of T1D. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Use of supplements during the first 2 years of life was collected prospectively from 8674 children in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. RESULTS: Single and/or multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements were reported by 81% of the children...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901335/enteral-versus-parenteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-pancreatitis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
H Yao, C He, L Deng, G Liao
Whether enteral nutrition (EN) is superior to parenteral nutrition (PN) in critically ill patients with severe acute pancreatitis remains unknown. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effects of EN versus PN on clinical outcomes in a subgroup of pancreatitis patients. Relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched in Scopus, PubMed and Web of Science from inception to August 2016. Ultimately, five RCTs including 348 patients were enrolled in this analysis. Compared with PN, EN was associated with a significant reduction in overall mortality (risk ratio (RR)=0...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901334/rainfall-shocks-are-not-necessarily-a-sensitive-early-indicator-of-changes-in-wasting-prevalence
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N A Ledlie, H Alderman, J L Leroy, L You
Evidence on the impact of weather shocks on child nutrition focuses on linear growth retardation (stunting) and thus, associates the effect of a short-term measure (weather events) on a cumulative measure (attained height). Relatively little is known on how weather shocks predict increases in wasting in a population. This study explores whether deviation in rainfall in Ethiopia, a drought prone country, is a sensitive indicator of future increases in wasting. Around 12% of children 0-23 months were wasted, but we found no consistent association between the rainfall shock variables and child weight-for-height Z-scores...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901333/a-paleolithic-type-diet-results-in-iodine-deficiency-a-2-year-randomized-trial-in-postmenopausal-obese-women
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S Manousou, M Stål, C Larsson, C Mellberg, B Lindahl, R Eggertsen, L Hulthén, T Olsson, M Ryberg, S Sandberg, H F Nyström
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Different diets are used for weight loss. A Paleolithic-type diet (PD) has beneficial metabolic effects, but two of the largest iodine sources, table salt and dairy products, are excluded. The objectives of this study were to compare 24-h urinary iodine concentration (24-UIC) in subjects on PD with 24-UIC in subjects on a diet according to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) and to study if PD results in a higher risk of developing iodine deficiency (ID), than NNR diet...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901332/prolonged-hypotension-associated-with-wernicke-s-encephalopathy
#7
H Maeda, A Kuriyama, T Tanaka
A diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is difficult. Transient hypotension has been reported as a rare complication of WE. We herein report a case of prolonged hypotension and dysuautonomia associated with WE in a 69-year-old man with underlying alcohol abuse. Without apparent etiology of shock, this patient remained hypotensive for 9 days, requiring a vasopressor, despite daily administration of thiamine 600 mg. Fluctuation of blood pressure caused by postural change and bradycardia in the presence of shock indicated that this patient had dysautonomia...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901331/raw-bia-variables-are-predictors-of-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#8
F de Blasio, M G Santaniello, F de Blasio, G Mazzarella, A Bianco, L Lionetti, F M E Franssen, L Scalfi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although loss of fat-free mass (FFM) and reduced muscle strength are highly prevalent in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), only few data are available on the relationships of handgrip strength (HGS) and respiratory muscle strength with body composition in such disease. In particular, we aimed to assess whether raw bioelectrical impedance (BIA) variables were independent predictors of muscle strength in COPD patients, possibly more significant than anthropometric variables and BIA-based estimates of FFM...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893297/evidence-based-practice-within-nutrition-what-are-the-barriers-for-improving-the-evidence-and-how-can-they-be-dealt-with
#9
REVIEW
Martine Laville, Berenice Segrestin, Maud Alligier, Cristina Ruano-Rodríguez, Lluis Serra-Majem, Michael Hiesmayr, Annemie Schols, Carlo La Vecchia, Yves Boirie, Ana Rath, Edmund A M Neugebauer, Silvio Garattini, Vittorio Bertele, Christine Kubiak, Jacques Demotes-Mainard, Janus C Jakobsen, Snezana Djurisic, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based clinical research poses special barriers in the field of nutrition. The present review summarises the main barriers to research in the field of nutrition that are not common to all randomised clinical trials or trials on rare diseases and highlights opportunities for improvements. METHODS: Systematic academic literature searches and internal European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) communications during face-to-face meetings and telephone conferences from 2013 to 2017 within the context of the ECRIN Integrating Activity (ECRIN-IA) project...
September 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890273/the-association-of-weight-loss-with-one-year-mortality-in-hospital-patients-stratified-by-bmi-and-ffmi-subgroups
#10
Marian A E de van der Schueren, Malon de Smoker, E Leistra, H M Kruizenga
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) has recently published consensus-based criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition; in subjects identified at nutritional risk the diagnosis is confirmed by either BMI <18.5 kg/m(2) or weight loss in combination with low BMI or low FFMI. Concerns have been raised whether this definition correctly classifies malnutrition in patients with normal weight or overweight and concomitant weight loss. Therefore, the aim of this research is to assess the association between weight loss and one-year mortality in hospitalized patients, stratified by BMI and FFMI subgroups...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876335/factors-associated-with-the-practice-of-nursing-staff-sharing-information-about-patients-nutritional-status-with-their-colleagues-in-hospitals
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Y Kawasaki, Y Tamaura, R Akamatsu, M Sakai, K Fujiwara
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nursing staff have an important role in patients' nutritional care. The aim of this study was to demonstrate how the practice of sharing a patient's nutritional status with colleagues was affected by the nursing staff's attitude, knowledge and their priority to provide nutritional care. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The participants were 492 nursing staff. We obtained participants' demographic data, the practice of sharing patients' nutritional information and information about participants' knowledge, attitude and priority of providing nutritional care by the questionnaire...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876333/folate-vitamin-b12-homocysteine-and-polymorphisms-in-folate-metabolizing-genes-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-their-mothers
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K E Elizabeth, S L Praveen, N R Preethi, V T Jissa, M R Pillai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the role of variations in serum folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine and the presence of genetic polymorphisms as risk factors for congenital heart disease (CHD) in children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A total of 32 children with CHD, and their mothers and 32 normal children and their mothers formed the study and control groups, respectively. Serum folate, vitamin B12 and homocysteine as well as genetic polymorphisms MTHFR C677→︀T, MTHFR A1298→︀C, MTR A2756→︀G and MTRR A66→︀G were assessed...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876332/zinc-and-multivitamin-supplementation-have-contrasting-effects-on-infant-iron-status-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#13
R C Carter, R Kupka, K Manji, C M McDonald, S Aboud, J G Erhardt, K Gosselin, R Kisenge, E Liu, W Fawzi, C P Duggan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Zinc (Zn) supplementation adversely affects iron status in animal and adult human studies, but few trials have included young infants. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of Zn and multivitamin (MV) supplementation on infant hematologic and iron status. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a double-blind RCT, Tanzanian infants were randomized to daily, oral Zn, MV, Zn and MV or placebo treatment arms at the age of 6 weeks of life. Hemoglobin concentration (Hb) and red blood cell indices were measured at baseline and at 6, 12 and 18 months of age...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876331/clinically-applicable-optical-imaging-technology-for-body-size-and-shape-analysis-comparison-of-systems-differing-in-design
#14
B Bourgeois, B K Ng, D Latimer, C R Stannard, L Romeo, X Li, J A Shepherd, S B Heymsfield
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent advances have extended anthropometry beyond flexible tape measurements to automated three-dimensional optical devices that rapidly acquire hundreds of body surface dimensions. Three new devices were recently introduced that share in common inexpensive optical cameras. The design, and thus potential clinical applicability, of these systems differ substantially leading us to critically evaluate their accuracy and precision. SUBJECTS/METHODS: 113 adult subjects completed evaluations by the three optical devices (KX-16 (16 stationary cameras), Proscanner (1 vertically oscillating camera), and Styku scanner (1 stationary camera)), air displacement plethysmography (ADP), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and a flexible tape measure...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853743/evaluation-and-review-of-body-fluids-saliva-sweat-and-tear-compared-to-biochemical-hydration-assessment-markers-within-blood-and-urine
#15
REVIEW
M Villiger, R Stoop, T Vetsch, E Hohenauer, M Pini, P Clarys, F Pereira, R Clijsen
Evaluating and testing hydration status is increasingly requested by rehabilitation, sport, military and performance-related activities. Besides commonly used biochemical hydration assessment markers within blood and urine, which have their advantages and limitations in collection and evaluating hydration status, there are other potential markers present within saliva, sweat or tear. This literature review focuses on body fluids saliva, sweat and tear compared to blood and urine regarding practicality and hydration status influenced by fluid restriction and/or physical activity...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853742/oral-supplementation-with-liposomal-glutathione-elevates-body-stores-of-glutathione-and-markers-of-immune-function
#16
R Sinha, I Sinha, A Calcagnotto, N Trushin, J S Haley, T D Schell, J P Richie
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant endogenous antioxidant and a critical regulator of oxidative stress. Maintenance of optimal tissues for GSH levels may be an important strategy for the prevention of oxidative stress-related diseases. We investigated if oral administration of liposomal GSH is effective at enhancing GSH levels in vivo. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A 1-month pilot clinical study of oral liposomal GSH administration at two doses (500 and 1000 mg of GSH per day) was conducted in healthy adults...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841885/current-clinical-nutrition-practices-in-critically-ill-patients-in-latin-america-a-multinational-observational-study
#17
Karin Papapietro Vallejo, Carolina Méndez Martínez, Alfredo A Matos Adames, Vanessa Fuchs-Tarlovsky, Guillermo Carlos Contreras Nogales, Roger Enrique Riofrio Paz, Mario Ignacio Perman, Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition in critically ill adults in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with a significantly elevated risk of mortality. Adequate nutrition therapy is crucial to optimise outcomes. Currently, there is a paucity of such data in Latin America. Our aims were to characterise current clinical nutrition practices in the ICU setting in Latin America and evaluate whether current practices meet caloric and protein requirements in critically ill patients receiving nutrition therapy...
August 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832576/longitudinal-assessment-of-body-composition-in-healthy-swedish-children-from-1-week-until-4-years-of-age
#18
H Henriksson, B Eriksson, E Forsum, E Flinke, P Henriksson, M Löf
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Knowledge of longitudinal body composition development is required to identify the mechanisms behind childhood overweight and obesity and to prevent these conditions. However, accurate data on this development in early childhood are lacking. Our aim was to describe the longitudinal body composition development in healthy young Swedish children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Body size and composition were assessed in 26 children using air-displacement plethysmography (1 and 12 weeks and 4...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832575/using-judgement-analysis-to-identify-dietitians-referral-prioritisation-for-assessment-in-adult-acute-services
#19
M Hickson, M Davies, H Gokalp, P Harries
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Dietitians need to prioritise referrals in order to manage their work load. Novice dietitians may not receive training on prioritisation and could be helped with an evidence-based, effective decision-making training tool. To develop such a tool, it is necessary to understand how experts make prioritisation decisions. This study aimed to model expert decision-making policy for prioritising dietetic referrals in adult acute-care services. METHODS/SUBJECTS: Social judgement theory was used to model expert decision-making policy...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832574/hot-infusions-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-uruguay-a-case-control-study
#20
A L Ronco, E De Stefani, E Lasalvia-Galante, B Mendoza, A Vazquez, G Sanchez
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The evidence of possible roles for the most common hot infusions intake (tea and coffee) in the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) needs additional data. Regarding 'mate' intake (infusion of Ilex paraguariensis herb), a previous multi-site study reported lack of association for its highest intake on CRC risk. The present study was conducted to better understand the associations between the intake of this and other infusions and CRC risk. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Patients (611 CRC incident cases and 2394 controls, all belonging to public hospitals) were interviewed through a questionnaire, including socio-demographic, reproductive and lifestyle variables, and a food-frequency questionnaire of 64 items, analyzing tea, 'mate' and coffee intake (consumer status, daily intake, age at start and at quit)...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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