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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782992/single-ultra-high-dose-cholecalciferol-to-prevent-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Gregory Wallace, Sonata Jodele, Kasiani C Myers, Christopher E Dandoy, Javier El-Bietar, Adam Nelson, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Pooja Khandelwal, Cynthia Taggart, Catherine M Gordon, Stella M Davies, Jonathan C Howell
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (vitD) deficiency is prevalent among childhood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients and associated with inferior transplant survival at 100 days after transplantation. Achieving and maintaining therapeutic vitD levels in HSCT recipients is extremely challenging in the first 3-6 months after transplant due to poor compliance in the setting of mucositis, and concomitant use of critical transplant drugs that interfere with vitD absorption. We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single, ultra-high dose of vitD given prior to childhood HSCT to maintain levels in a therapeutic range during the peri-transplantation period...
May 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780383/human-metapneumovirus-infection-inhibits-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-human-macrophages
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Youxian Li, Stine Østerhus, Ingvild B Johnsen
Human cathelicidin antimicriobial peptide (CAMP) is a critical component of host innate immunity with both antimicrobial and immunomodulatory functions. Several pathogens have been shown to downregulate CAMP expression, yet it is unclear if such modulation occurs during a viral infection. In this study, we showed that infection with human metapneumovirus (hMPV), one of the leading causes of respiratory tract infections in young children, strongly suppressed basal and vitamin-D induced CAMP expression in human macrophages...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777304/no-improvement-in-vitamin-d-status-in-german-infants-and-adolescents-between-2009-and-2014-despite-public-recommendations-to-increase-vitamin-d-intake-in-2012
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Clemens Kunz, Jürgen Hower, Anette Knoll, Kristin L Ritzenthaler, Thomas Lamberti
PURPOSE: Vitamin D is a key component for the growth and development of children and adolescents, influencing a multitude of functions. Worldwide epidemiological studies have shown that minimum vitamin D blood levels of ≥ 20.0 ng/ml, often defined as vitamin D sufficiency by international and national nutrition and pediatric organizations, are often not met in practice. In 2012 the D-A-CH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) nutrition societies increased their vitamin D intake recommendations fourfold from 200 IU (5 µg) to 800 IU (20 µg) per day...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773950/could-autism-be-associated-with-nutritional-status-in-the-palestinian-population-the-outcomes-of-the-palestinian-micronutrient-survey
#4
Mohammad Altamimi
Background: Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is believed that the cause of autism is multifactorial, where genetic predispositions interact with environmental factors. In this context, micronutrients play a crucial role. Objective: To present evidence on current micronutrient status in Palestine and highlight its possible role in increasing problems of neurodevelopment disorders in general and autism in particular. Method: Analytical review of results...
2018: Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769814/combined-deficiencies-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-anemia-in-preschool-children-with-severe-early-childhood-caries-a-case-control-study
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Shannon Deane, Robert J Schroth, Atul Sharma, Celia Rodd
Background: Severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) is common and has adverse affects on children's health. Children with S-ECC have been shown to have anemia or vitamin D deficiency. No studies have assessed the presence of combined deficiencies with S-ECC. The purpose of our study was to examine whether those with S-ECC had a higher prevalence of combined anemia and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) compared to controls. Covariates associated with elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH), previously noted in S-ECC, were examined...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769136/vitamin-d-and-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Sarah L Finch, Alan M Rosenberg, Hassan Vatanparast
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. While the roles of vitamin D in other autoimmune diseases have been investigated, less is known about the role of vitamin D in chronic childhood arthritis. MAIN BODY: This review summarizes and evaluates evidence relating to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and chronic childhood arthritis. A scoping literature review was conducted using Ovid Medline, Ovid Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Web of Science and Scopus...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768449/children-with-type-1-diabetes-who-experienced-a-honeymoon-phase-had-significantly-lower-ldl-cholesterol-5-years-after-diagnosis
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Benjamin Udoka Nwosu, Bo Zhang, Sanaa S Ayyoub, Stephanie Choi, Tony R Villalobos-Ortiz, Laura C Alonso, Bruce A Barton
IMPORTANCE: Landmark studies showed that partial clinical remission in new-onset type 1 diabetes is associated with reduced prevalence of long-term complications, but early clinical indicators of this favorable outcome are poorly characterized. AIM: To determine if there were any differences in lipid parameters, especially LDL-cholesterol, between remitters and non-remitters 4 to 5 years after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes after controlling for hemoglobin A1c, body mass index, and pubertal status...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766369/nutritional-issues-in-food-allergy
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REVIEW
Isabel J Skypala, Rebecca McKenzie
Diet and nutrition play an important role in the development and management of food allergy. The diet of expectant mothers can have an effect on their offspring in terms of allergic outcomes. A host of confounding factors may influence this, with a maternal diet rich in fruits and vegetables, fish, vitamin D-rich foods associated with a lower risk of allergic disease in their children. More surprisingly, the consumption of milk and butter has also been shown to have a protective effect, especially in a farm environment...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764626/25-hydroxvitamin-d-concentrations-are-not-lower-in-children-with-bronchial-asthma-atopic-dermatitis-obesity-or-attention-deficient-hyperactivity-disorder-than-in-healthy-children
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Thomas Reinehr, Christian Langrock, Eckard Hamelmann, Thomas Lücke, Cordula Koerner-Rettberg, Martin Holtmann, Tanja Legenbauer, Stephanie Gest, Mirjam Frank, Börge Schmidt, Katharina Radkowski, Karl-Heinz Jöckel
Vitamin D (vitD) is involved in immune regulation, and its receptor has been identified in several tissues including lung, adipose tissue, brain, and skin. Based on these observations, it has been suggested that vitD has an essential role not only in bone metabolism but also in other diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD), bronchial asthma (BA), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obesity because the affected tissues express vitD receptors. Furthermore, obesity, AD, and BA are regarded as inflammatory diseases...
April 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761652/vitamin-d-status-and-associated-genetic-polymorphisms-in-a-cohort-of-uk-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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P S Gibson, A Quaglia, A Dhawan, H Wu, S Lanham-New, K H Hart, E Fitzpatrick, J B Moore
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the role of polymorphisms determining vitamin D status remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine in UK children with biopsy-proven NAFLD (i) their vitamin D status throughout a 12-month period and (ii) interactions between key vitamin D-related genetic variants (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide synthase-1/dehydrocholesterol reductase-7, vitamin D receptor, group-specific component, CYP2R1) and disease severity...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755414/non-synonymous-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-physical-activity-interactions-on-adiposity-parameters-in-malaysian-adolescents
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Nur Lisa Zaharan, Nor Hanisah Muhamad, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Tin Tin Su, Zahurin Mohamed, M N A Mohamed, Hazreen A Majid
Background: Several non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) have been shown to be associated with obesity. Little is known about their associations and interactions with physical activity (PA) in relation to adiposity parameters among adolescents in Malaysia. Methods: We examined whether (a) PA and (b) selected nsSNPs are associated with adiposity parameters and whether PA interacts with these nsSNPs on these outcomes in adolescents from the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study ( n  = 1,151)...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751358/vitamin-d-was-not-associated-with-survival-or-cerebrospinal-fluid-cathelicidin-levels-in-children-with-bacterial-meningitis
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Okko Savonius, Tuula Pelkonen, Irmeli Roine, Heli Viljakainen, Sture Andersson, Josefina Fernandez, Heikki Peltola, Otto Helve
AIM: Vitamin D deficiency impairs the immunological system and has been associated with worse outcomes of infectious diseases, but its role in bacterial meningitis remains unknown. We investigated whether serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations related to disease outcomes and to cerebrospinal fluid cathelicidin concentrations in childhood bacterial meningitis. METHODS: All consecutively enrolled patients in a clinical trial on childhood bacterial meningitis in Latin America in 1996-2003 were considered and 142 children, with a median age of seven months who had a confirmed bacterial aetiology and frozen serum available for further analyses, were included in the present study...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749330/bone-mineral-density-and-vitamin-k-status-in-children-with-celiac-disease-is-there-a-relation
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Burcu Volkan, Ali Fettah, Ali İşlek, Soner Sertan Kara, Nezahat Kurt, Atilla Çayır
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate bone mineral density (BMD) in children with celiac disease (CD) and to evaluate the association between vitamin K levels and osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children with CD and age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were prospectively included in the study. BMD was measured, and serum anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA, ferritin, folate, vitamin B12, 25-hydroxy vitamin D and K2, calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, and parathormone were assayed in all subjects...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748511/implementation-of-dietary-reference-intake-standards-in-preschool-menus-in-poland
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Joanna Myszkowska-Ryciak, Anna Harton
Although the nutritional value of preschool menus largely determines the proper nutrition of attending children, their nutrient composition often does not meet the standards. The purpose of the study was to assess the nutritional value of menus served in preschools throughout Poland. We analyzed a sample of 10 daily menus and inventory reports reflecting foods and beverages served in 270 full-board government-sponsored preschools. Nutrient content was calculated per child per day, and compared with 70% of dietary reference intake (DRI) for children aged 1⁻3 and 4⁻6...
May 10, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739471/vitamin-d-in-pediatric-age-consensus-of-the-italian-pediatric-society-and-the-italian-society-of-preventive-and-social-pediatrics-jointly-with-the-italian-federation-of-pediatricians
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Saggese, Francesco Vierucci, Flavia Prodam, Fabio Cardinale, Irene Cetin, Elena Chiappini, Gian Luigi De' Angelis, Maddalena Massari, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Michele Miraglia Del Giudice, Diego Peroni, Luigi Terracciano, Rino Agostiniani, Domenico Careddu, Daniele Giovanni Ghiglioni, Gianni Bona, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Giovanni Corsello
Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in the regulation of calcium-phosphorus metabolism, particularly during pediatric age when nutritional rickets and impaired bone mass acquisition may occur.Besides its historical skeletal functions, in the last years it has been demonstrated that vitamin D directly or indirectly regulates up to 1250 genes, playing so-called extraskeletal actions. Indeed, recent data suggest a possible role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of several pathological conditions, including infectious, allergic and autoimmune diseases...
May 8, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734215/impact-of-a-vitamin-d-replacement-algorithm-in-children-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Jennifer Young, Elizabeth Welin, Carina Braeutigam, Elizabeth Gilger, Adam Lane, Ralph Salloum
BACKGROUND: Pediatric cancer patients have a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are at high risk for associated poor bone outcomes due to contributing effects of chemotherapy and supportive care. Evidence-based vitamin D guidelines are lacking in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study following the implementation of an institutional guideline for standardized monitoring and supplementing vitamin D based on 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and patient age...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722846/high-dose-vitamin-d3-in-the-treatment-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Z Zakar, Mulugeta Belay, Marion Rowe, Peter M Timms, Robert Scragg, Adrian R Martineau
Background: Vitamin D deficiency is common in children with severe acute malnutrition, in whom it is associated with severe wasting. Ready-to-use therapeutic food (the standard treatment) contains modest amounts of vitamin D that do not reliably correct deficiency. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether high-dose oral vitamin D3 enhances weight gain and development in children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition. Design: We conducted a randomized placebo-controlled trial of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in children aged 6-58 mo with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in Pakistan...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722838/vitamin-a-and-d-intake-in-pregnancy-infant-supplementation-and-asthma-development-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort
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Christine L Parr, Maria C Magnus, Øystein Karlstad, Kristin Holvik, Nicolai A Lund-Blix, Margareta Haugen, Christian M Page, Per Nafstad, Per M Ueland, Stephanie J London, Siri E Håberg, Wenche Nystad
Background: Western diets may provide excess vitamin A, which is potentially toxic and could adversely affect respiratory health and counteract benefits from vitamin D. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine child asthma at age 7 y in relation to maternal intake of vitamins A and D during pregnancy, infant supplementation with these vitamins, and their potential interaction. Design: We studied 61,676 school-age children (born during 2002-2007) from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort with data on maternal total (food and supplement) nutrient intake in pregnancy (food-frequency questionnaire validated against biomarkers) and infant supplement use at age 6 mo (n = 54,142 children)...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718391/serologic-reactivity-reflects-clinical-expression-of-ulcerative-colitis-in-children
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Elizabeth A Spencer, Sonia M Davis, David R Mack, Brendan M Boyle, Anne M Griffiths, Neal S LeLeiko, Cary G Sauer, David J Keljo, James F Markowitz, Susan S Baker, Joel R Rosh, Robert N Baldassano, Maria Oliva-Hemker, Marian D Pfefferkorn, Anthony R Otley, Melvin B Heyman, Joshua D Noe, Ashish S Patel, Paul A Rufo, M Alison Marquis, Thomas D Walters, Margaret H Collins, Subra Kugathasan, Lee A Denson, Jeffrey S Hyams, Marla C Dubinsky
Background: In contrast to pediatric Crohn's disease (CD), little is known in pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) about the relationship between disease phenotype and serologic reactivity to microbial and other antigens. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine disease phenotype and serology in a well-characterized inception cohort of children newly diagnosed with UC during the PROTECT Study (Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy). Methods: Patients were recruited from 29 participating centers...
April 30, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714151/the-molecular-mechanism-of-vitamin-d-action-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-review-of-current-evidences
#20
Ahmad Saedisomeolia, Mahsa Samadi, Fatemeh Gholami, Marzieh Seyedi, Mohammad Effatpanah, Rezvan Hashemi, Siamand Anvari, Mina Abdolahi, Mahmoud Djalali, Niyaz Mohammadzadeh Honarvar
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Children with ADHD have challenges with learning, behavior and psychosocial adjustments retaining into adulthood. The exact etiology of ADHD is unknown and the pathophysiology of this disease is complex. Multifactorial hypotheses such as catecholaminergic and serotonergic systems disorders, neurotropic factors, some biological impairment with inflammatory and oxidative stress pathways are considered for ADHD...
April 30, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
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