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A Laudisio, L Navarini, D P E Margiotta, A Gemma, S Giovannini, A Saviano, R Bernabei, A Afeltra, G Zuccalà, R Antonelli Incalzi
OBJECTIVE: Due to the aging of populations, the prevalence of hearing loss and osteoporosis is increasing. Previous studies have found an association between these conditions. Nevertheless, the pathophysiologic pathway of such an association has not yet been established. The present study aimed at evaluating the association, if any, of hearing loss with osteoporosis in an older unselected population, and whether this association varied according to inflammatory status. PATIENTS AND METHODS:   We assessed the association of osteoporosis with a self-reported hearing loss in all 310 subjects aged 75+ living in Tuscania (Italy), without exclusion criteria...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
H-S Zhang, X-Y Ke, L-L Hu, J Wang, L-S Gao, J Xie
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study changes and possible roles of epigenetic modification of candidate genes in the pathogenesis of bipolar disorder, and provide the basis for clinical diagnosis and analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 150 patients with bipolar disorder were enrolled in this study from January 2014 to June 2015; also, 50 healthy subjects were enrolled as control group. The patients were followed up for 18 months and followed up once every 3 months to review the methylation status...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Hiroyuki Yanagisawa, Yukihiko Kudo, Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Haruhiko Miyagawa, Fumitaka Maruyama, Shigehiko Fujimaki
This study was conducted with the aim of achieving the simultaneous screening of various additives in polymer materials by utilizing a solvent-free pyrolyzer/thermal desorption gas chromatography mass spectrometry (Py/TD-GC-MS) method. As a first step to achieve this goal, simultaneous screening has been examined by selecting major substances representing plasticizers and flame retardants, such as short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), and di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)...
March 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Anna N Chard, Matthew C Freeman
Evidence of the impact of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools (WinS) interventions on pupil absence and health is mixed. Few WinS evaluations rigorously report on output and outcome measures that allow for comparisons of effectiveness between interventions to be made, or for an understanding of why programs succeed. The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Health and Education in Laotian Primary Schools (WASH HELPS) study was a randomized controlled trial designed to measure the impact of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Laos WinS project on child health and education...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Tamer A El-Sobky, Shady Samir, Ahmed Naeem Atiyya, Shady Mahmoud, Ahmad S Aly, Ramy Soliman
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to answer three research questions concerning the management of hereditary multiple osteochondromas of forearm in children: What is the best available evidence for the currently employed surgical procedures? What patient characteristics are associated with better prognosis? What disease characteristics are associated with better prognosis? METHODS: We searched the literature using three major databases with no publication date restrictions...
2018: SICOT-J
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Francesco Agnello, Angelo Gambino, Martina Sciortino, Massimo Midiri
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence and distribution of the 'central vein' sign in white matter lesions on susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance images in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD). Materials and methods T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance images of 19 MS patients and 19 patients affected by CSVD were analysed for the presence and localisation of focal hyperintense white matter lesions. Lesions were subdivided into periventricular or non-periventricular (juxtacortical, subcortical, deep white matter and cerebellar) distributed...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
Kim A P Meeuwis, Alison Potts Bleakman, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Yves Dutronc, Carsten Henneges, Lori J Kornberg, Alan Menter
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic lesions in the genital area (GenPs) can cause considerable physical and emotional distress. To increase physician awareness, we estimated the GenPs prevalence among patients with psoriasis. METHODS: An English language literature search was performed. Articles reporting GenPs prevalence met the search criteria and were included. Because GenPs is rarely reported in demographics of prospective clinical trials, GenPs prevalence and baseline demographics of patients with and without GenPs in 2 prospective randomized phase 3b trials (NCT02561806; NCT02634801) involving patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis are reported...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Miguel Camblor-Álvarez, María Julia Ocón-Bretón, Luis Miguel Luengo-Pérez, Juan Antonio Viruzuela, María José Sendrós-Maroño, Mercedes Cervera-Peris, Enrique Grande, Julia Álvarez-Hernández, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a frequent medical problem of cancer patients that negatively impacts their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To analyze and respond to different issues related to the nutritional management of cancer patients in the clinical setting. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of experts in Medical Oncology, Pharmacy, and Nutrition developed a list of topics related to the nutritional status of cancer patients, which were grouped into three blocks: Nutritional support; Parenteral nutrition (PN); and Home PN (HPN) in cancer patients...
January 10, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Irene Ródenas Esteve, Carmina Wanden-Berghe, Javier Sanz-Valero
OBJECTIVE: To review the available scientific literature about the effects of nutritional status on the multiple sclerosis disease. METHODS: A systematic review of the scientific literature in the Medline (PubMed), Scopus, Cochrane Library and Web of Science databases through November 2016. Search equation: ("Multiple Sclerosis"[Mesh] OR "Multiple Sclerosis"[Title/Abstract] OR "Disseminated Sclerosis"[Title/Abstract] OR "Multiple Sclerosis Acute Fulminating"[Title/Abstract]) AND ("Nutritional Status"[Mesh] OR "Nutritional Status"[Title/Abstract] OR "Nutrition Status"[Title/Abstract])...
January 19, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Masoomeh Heidary, Naser Honar, Maryam Ataollahi, Homa Ilkanipour, Hossein Moravej
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate nutritional status in children without prior hospital admission or evidence of chronic disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The current study is a cross-sectional and observational study which was conducted for assessing the nutritional status of children. In this study, consecutive sampling was used, with a sample size about 400 children aged 6 months to 18 years at first hospital admission. All subjects were hospitalized consecutively in the Pediatric Emergency Department of the Nemazee Teaching Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran)...
January 10, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Sara Bermejo de Las Heras, Licia De la Calle de la Rosa, Javier Arias Díaz, Manuel Giner, Antonio Luis Blesa Malpica
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is particularly prevalent among intensive care unit (ICU) patients, being associated with poor clinical results. Enteral nutrition (EN) offers multiple benefits on critically ill patients and its monitoring was established by the Spanish Society of Critical Care (SEMICYUC) as a clinical quality indicator (CQI; EN patients correctly monitorized / all EN patients, as %). However, no results have been published on its regulated monitoring. OBJECTIVES: Assessing CQI's compliance, identifying difficulties and possibilities for its use...
January 10, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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In the context of the White Book of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) in Europe, this paper deals with a global overview of the role of PRM in healthcare systems in Europe. Several documents and reports by WHO and the UN call for the worldwide strengthening of rehabilitation as a key health strategy of the 21st century. Therefore, further implementation of PRM in healthcare systems is crucial. Many aspects need to be considered when implementing PRM in a health system. Since PRM should be provided along the whole continuum of care, a specific phase model has been developed...
April 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Piotr J Kruk, Michał Nowicki
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is widely recommended for patients with arterial hypertension as an essential component of lifestyle modification. Much less is known about the impact of physical exercise on the management of treatment of resistant hypertension (RH). The aim was to assess the effect of physical activity program intensified by mobile phone text reminders on blood pressure control in subjects with RH managed in the primary care. METHODS: In total, 53 patients with primary hypertension were qualified, including 27 who met the criteria for RH and 26 with well-controlled hypertension (WCH)...
March 22, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
Saqib Hussain Ansari, Syed Omair Adil, Tahir Sultan Shamsi, Kashif Ali, Ali Akbar, Mirza Tasawer
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Acute biochemical changes, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and frequency of infections are common in diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma patients undergoing Cyclophosphamide, hydroxyrubicin, Oncovin (Vincristine) Prednisolone (CHOP) and Rituximab plus CHOP chemo cycles. Eventually, it leads to prolong hospital stay and suspending the next chemotherapy cycles. Changes in biochemical profile and immunosuppressant effects correlated with dose intensity ratio, the findings of this study will be helpful in choices for the physician to discontinue therapy or delaying treatment...
March 20, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Fikriye Yilmaz, Meric Yavuz Colak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the potentially inappropriate medication use and medication compliance in elderly patients buying prescribed drugs from a pharmacy in Ankara. METHOD: In this cross-sectional field study, 200 elderly people who bought prescribed drug from a pharmacy in the hospital area in Ankara in April 2016 were chosen as random sample. A questionnaire consisting of questions related to socio-demographic characteristics, health status, drug use of elderly and Morisky Green Levine Medication Adherence Scale (MGLS) was used to collect data...
March 21, 2018: Current Drug Safety
Kyriaki Hatziagapiou, Eleni Kakouri, George I Lambrou, Kostas Bethanis, Petros A Tarantilis
BACKGROUND: Reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are collectively called reactive oxygen nitrogen species, are inevitable by-products of cellular metabolic redox reactions, such as oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondrial respiratory chain, phagocytosis, reactions of biotransformation of exogenous and endogenous substrata in endoplasmic reticulum, eicosanoid synthesis, and redox reactions in the presence of metal with variable valence. Among medicinal plants there is growing interest in Crocus Sativus L...
March 20, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
David Cameron, Jasper Ubels, Fredrik Norström
BACKGROUND: The amount a government should be willing to invest in adopting new medical treatments has long been under debate. With many countries using formal cost-effectiveness (C/E) thresholds when examining potential new treatments and ever-growing medical costs, accurately setting the level of a C/E threshold can be essential for an efficient healthcare system. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to describe the prominent approaches to setting a C/E threshold, compile available national-level C/E threshold data and willingness-to-pay (WTP) data, and to discern whether associations exist between these values, gross domestic product (GDP) and health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE)...
2018: Global Health Action
Harikrishna K R Nair
The management of chronic nonhealing ulcers pose a great challenge because they are associated with morbidity and increased costs. This report presents the observations of standard management along with application of modified collagen with glycerin (MCG) in the periwound area for management of nonhealing wounds. This observational report included 50 patients (33 male, 17 female) aged 24 to 94 years having nonhealing wounds. All wounds were treated using standard treatment protocols (TIME concept), whereas the periwound severity was assessed using the Harikrishna Periwound Skin Classification (HPSC)...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Eric Thouvenot, Geoffrey Hinsinger, Christophe Demattei, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giovanni Castelnovo, Sophie Pittion-Vouyovitch, Darin Okuda, Orhun Kantarci, Daniel Pelletier, Sylvain Lehmann, Philippe Marin, Aksel Siva, Christine Lebrun
BACKGROUND: Younger age, male sex and presence of spinal cord lesion(s) increase the risk of conversion from radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) to relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) chitinase-3-like protein 1 (CHI3L1) levels predict conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to RRMS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic value of CSF CHI3L1 in RIS patients for conversion to RRMS. METHODS: We compared CSF CHI3L1 concentrations in RIS, CIS, RRMS and symptomatic controls (SCs)...
March 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Valérie Poulin, Deirdre R Dawson, Carolina Bottari, Cynthia Verreault, Samantha Turcotte, Alexandra Jean
PURPOSE: To identify and critically appraise the content, readability, reliability and usability of websites providing information for managing cognitive difficulties in everyday life for the families of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. METHOD: Systematic searches on the Internet for relevant websites were conducted using five search engines, and through consultation of the lists of resources published on websites of traumatic brain injury organizations...
March 22, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
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