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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096437/phase-angle-predicts-arterial-stiffness-and-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Margarida Sarmento-Dias, Carla Santos-Araújo, Rui Poínhos, Bruno Oliveira, Maria Sousa, Liliana S Silva, Isabel S Silva, Flora Correia, Manuel Pestana
♦ Objectives: Fluid overload (FO) is frequently present in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with markers of malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis/calcification (MIAC) syndrome. We examined the relationships in stable PD patients between phase angle (PhA) and the spectrum of uremic vasculopathy including vascular calcification and arterial stiffness and between PhA and changes in serum fetuin-A levels. ♦ Methods: Sixty-one stable adult PD patients were evaluated in a cross-sectional study (ST1)...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092152/issues-in-nutrition-dietary-considerations-in-select-chronic-conditions
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Margaret E Thompson, Mary Barth Noel
Chronic diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract also tend to affect nutrition. The incidence of chronic liver disease is increasing. As the prevalence of obesity rises, so do the incidences of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Patients with chronic liver disease usually have some degree of malnutrition. In the absence of encephalopathy, patients with chronic liver disease should consume more protein than that in the average diet. There is some controversy about whether diet plays a role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease...
January 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089317/attitudes-perceptions-and-experiences-of-mealtimes-among-residents-and-staff-in-care-homes-for-older-adults-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-literature
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Ross Watkins, Victoria A Goodwin, Rebecca A Abbott, Amy Backhouse, Darren Moore, Mark Tarrant
Addressing problems associated with malnutrition in care home residents has been prioritized by researchers and decision-makers. This review aimed to better understand factors that may contribute to malnutrition by examining the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among care home residents and staff. Five databases were searched from inception to November 2015: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, AMED, and the Cochrane Database. Forward and backward citation checking of included articles was conducted...
January 12, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079246/is-total-lymphocyte-count-related-to-nutritional-markers-in-hospitalized-older-adults
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Vânia Aparecida Leandro-Merhi, Vitória Negri Bráz, José Luis Braga de Aquino
BACKGROUND: - Older patients are commonly malnourished during hospital stay, and a high prevalence of malnutrition is found in hospitalized patients aged more than 65 years. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate whether total lymphocyte count is related to other nutritional markers in hospitalized older adults. METHODS: - Hospitalized older adults (N=131) were recruited for a cross-sectional study. Their nutritional status was assessed by the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS), anthropometry, and total lymphocyte count...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070233/complete-rectal-prolapse-in-young-egyptian-males-is-schistosomiasis-really-condemned
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Ahmed A Abou-Zeid, Islam H ElAbbassy, Ahmed M Kamal, Dina A Somaie
AIM: To investigate the assumption that schistosomiasis is the main cause of rectal prolapse in young Egyptian males. METHODS: Twenty-one male patients between ages of 18 and 50 years with complete rectal prolapse were included in the study out of a total 29 patients with rectal prolapse admitted for surgery at Colorectal Surgery Unit, Ain Shams University hospitals between the period of January 2011 and April 2014. Patients were asked to fill out a specifically designed questionnaire about duration of the prolapse, different bowel symptoms and any past or present history of schistosomiasis...
December 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065635/meals-enhancing-nutrition-after-discharge-findings-from-a-pilot-randomized-controlled%C3%A2-trial
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David R Buys, Anthony D Campbell, Alice Godfryd, Kellie Flood, Elizabeth Kitchin, Meredith L Kilgore, Sally Allocca, Julie L Locher
BACKGROUND: After older adults experience episodes of poor health or are hospitalized, they may not return to premorbid or prehospitalization eating behaviors. Furthermore, poor nutrition increases hospital readmission risk, but evidence-based interventions addressing these risks are limited. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial assessing a post-discharge home-delivered meal program's impact on older adults' nutritional intake and hospital readmissions and to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with the program...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060439/factors-associated-with-unexpected-admissions-and-mortality-among-low-functioning-older-patients-receiving-home-medical-care
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Hiroyuki Umegaki, Atushi Asai, Shigeru Kanda, Keiko Maeda, Takuya Shimojima, Hideki Nomura, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: The need for and availability of home medical care for elderly patients with limitations in terms of access to medical facilities has been increasing. We investigated the association between low function, malnutrition, dementia and multicomorbidity with patient prognosis, focusing on unexpected hospital admissions and mortality in elderly non-cancer patients receiving home care. METHODS: The study included 124 Japanese patients receiving home medical care in the form of regular visits from doctors and nurses for physical and/or mental disability...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057061/congenital-infection-with-atypical-porcine-pestivirus-appv-is-associated-with-disease-and-viral-persistence
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Lukas Schwarz, Christiane Riedel, Sandra Högler, Leonie J Sinn, Thomas Voglmayr, Bettina Wöchtl, Nora Dinhopl, Barbara Rebel-Bauder, Herbert Weissenböck, Andrea Ladinig, Till Rümenapf, Benjamin Lamp
In 2013, several Austrian piglet-producing farms recorded outbreaks of action-related repetitive myoclonia in newborn piglets ("shaking piglets"). Malnutrition was seen in numerous piglets as a complication of this tremor syndrome. Overall piglet mortality was increased and the number of weaned piglets per sow decreased by more than 10% due to this outbreak. Histological examination of the CNS of affected piglets revealed moderate hypomyelination of the white substance in cerebellum and spinal cord. We detected a recently discovered pestivirus, termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) in all these cases by RT-PCR...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039852/pathway-from-delirium-to-death-potential-in-hospital-mediators-of-excess-mortality
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Kumar Dharmarajan, Sunil Swami, Ray Y Gou, Richard N Jones, Sharon K Inouye
OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine the relationship of incident delirium during hospitalization with 90-day mortality; (2) to identify potential in-hospital mediators through which delirium increases 90-day mortality. DESIGN: Analysis of data from Project Recovery, a controlled clinical trial of a delirium prevention intervention from 1995 to 1998 with follow-up through 2000. SETTING: Large academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients ≥70 years old without delirium at hospital admission who were at intermediate-to-high risk of developing delirium and received usual care only...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000636/a-review-of-the-health-problems-of-the-internally-displaced-persons-in-africa
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REVIEW
Eme T Owoaje, Obioma C Uchendu, Tumininu O Ajayi, Eniola O Cadmus
Globally, over 40 million people were displaced as a result of wars and violence due to religious and ethnic conflicts in 2015 while 19.2 million were displaced by natural disasters such as famine and floods. In Africa, 12 million people were displaced by armed conflict and violence and there were hundreds of thousands of people displaced by natural disasters. Despite these large numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sub-Saharan African countries and the potentially negative impact of displacement on the health of these populations, there is limited information on the health problems of IDPs in the region...
October 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998310/pre-art-nutritional-status-and-its-association-with-mortality-in-adult-patients-enrolled-on-art-at-fiche-hospital-in-north-shoa-oromia-region-ethiopia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
Kokeb Tesfamariam, Negga Baraki, Haji Kedir
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) compromises the nutritional status of infected individuals and in turn, malnutrition worsens the effects of the infection itself by weakening the immune system consequently accelerating disease progression and death. However, few studies have examined the association between nutritional status at antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and early mortality. Therefore, this study assesses pre-ART nutritional status and other baseline characteristics and mortality among adult patients on ART at Fiche Hospital, Ethiopia...
December 20, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994110/dynamics-and-trends-in-fecal-biomarkers-of-gut-function-in-children-from-1-24-months-in-the-mal-ed-study
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Benjamin J J McCormick, Gwenyth O Lee, Jessica C Seidman, Rashidul Haque, Dinesh Mondal, Josiane Quetz, Aldo A M Lima, Sudhir Babji, Gagandeep Kang, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Carl J Mason, Shahida Qureshi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Amidou Samie, Pascal Bessong, Caroline Amour, Estomih Mduma, Crystal L Patil, Richard L Guerrantl, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Laura E Caulfield, Margaret N Kosek
Growth and development shortfalls that are disproportionately prevalent in children living in poor environmental conditions are postulated to result, at least in part, from abnormal gut function. Using data from The Etiology, Risk Factors, and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED) longitudinal cohort study, we examine biomarkers of gut inflammation and permeability in relation to environmental exposures and feeding practices. Trends in the concentrations of three biomarkers, myeloperoxidase (MPO), neopterin (NEO), and α-1-antitrypsin (AAT), are described from an unparalleled number of fecal samples collected during the first 2 years of each child's life...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982368/nutrition-situation-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-current-scenario-past-trends-and-data-gaps
#13
Luis Galicia, Rubén Grajeda, Daniel López de Romaña
Objective: To determine the current nutritional status in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and identify data gaps and trends in nutrition surveillance. Methods: A systematic Internet search was conducted to identify official sources that allowed for monitoring of LAC countries' nutritional status, including progress toward World Health Organization Global Nutrition Targets 2025. Reports from national nutrition surveillance systems and reports on nationally representative surveys were collected and collated to 1) analyze nutritional status, based on life-course anthropometric indicators and biomarkers, and 2) identify gaps in data availability and trends in nutritional deficiencies...
August 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982165/lymphocyte-count-as-a-sign-of-immunoparalysis-and-its-correlation-with-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-intensive-care-patients-with-sepsis-a-pilot-study
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Talita Freitas Manzoli, Artur Figueiredo Delgado, Eduardo Juan Troster, Werther Brunow de Carvalho, Ana Caroline Barreto Antunes, Desirée Mayara Marques, Patrícia Zamberlan
OBJECTIVES: Developing malnutrition during hospitalization is well recognized worldwide, and children are at a relatively higher risk for malnutrition than adults. Malnutrition can lead to immune dysfunction, which is associated with a higher mortality rate due to sepsis, the most frequent cause of death in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). The aim of this study was to investigate whether malnourished patients are more likely to have relative or absolute lymphopenia and, consequently, worse prognoses...
November 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974307/a-foodservice-approach-to-enhance-energy-intake-of-elderly-subacute-patients-a-pilot-study-to-assess-impact-on-patient-outcomes-and-cost
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Jorja Collins, Judi Porter, Helen Truby, Catherine E Huggins
BACKGROUND: effective strategies are required to support the nutritional status of patients. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate a foodservice nutrition intervention on a range of participant outcomes and estimate its cost. DESIGN: parallel controlled pilot study. SETTING: subacute hospital ward. SUBJECTS: all consecutively admitted adult patients were eligible for recruitment under waiver of consent. METHODS: the intervention was a modified hospital menu developed by substituting standard items with higher energy options...
December 14, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968880/exposure-to-the-chinese-famine-of-1959-61-in-early-life-and-current-health-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chihua Li, L H Lumey
BACKGROUND: Many middle-aged Chinese people have experienced the Great Leap Forward Famine of 1959-61, which could have profound long-term health consequences for exposed birth cohorts. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarise reported famine effects on long-term health. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Chinese Wanfang Data, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases up to December, 2015, for health outcomes related to the Chinese famine, with the keywords "China", "famine", "undernutrition", "Chinese famine", "Great Leap Forward", and "Great famine", and the MESH terms "starvation" or "malnutrition" combined with "China" or "Chinese"...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966839/household-food-insecurity-in-mexico-is-associated-with-the-co-occurrence-of-overweight-and-anemia-among-women-of-reproductive-age-but-not-female-adolescents
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Andrew D Jones, Verónica Mundo-Rosas, Alejandra Cantoral, Teresa Shamah Levy
We aimed to determine the association between household food insecurity (HFI) and the co-occurrence of overweight and anemia among women of reproductive age in the Mexican population. We analyzed data on 4,039 nonpregnant female adolescents (15-19 years) and 10,760 nonpregnant adult women of reproductive age (20-49 years) from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey of Mexico. The survey uses a two-stage sampling design, stratified by rural and urban regions. The Latin American and Caribbean Food Security Scale was used to assess HFI...
December 14, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939358/the-new-espen-diagnostic-criteria-for-malnutrition-predict-overall-survival-in-hospitalised-patients
#18
A L M A Rondel, J A E Langius, M A E de van der Schueren, H M Kruizenga
BACKGROUND: In 2015 the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) presented new consensus criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition. Whereas most previous definitions were based on involuntary weight loss and/or a low BMI, the ESPEN definition added Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI) to the set of criteria. AIM: To study the predictive value of the new ESPEN diagnostic criteria for malnutrition on survival, with specific focus on the additional value of FFMI...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938360/overweight-and-obesity-epidemic-in-ghana-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Richard Ofori-Asenso, Akosua Adom Agyeman, Amos Laar, Daniel Boateng
BACKGROUND: In many low and middle income countries (LMICs), the distribution of adulthood nutritional imbalance is shifting from a predominance of undernutrition to overnutrition. This complex problem poses a huge challenge to governments, non-state actors, and individuals desirous of addressing the problem of malnutrition in LMICs. The objective of this study was to systematically review the literature towards providing an estimate of the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adult Ghanaians...
December 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934797/small-for-gestational-age-versus-appropriate-for-gestational-age-comparison-of-cord-blood-lipid-profile-insulin-levels-in-term-newborns-saga-act-study
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Limmy Loret Lobo, H Uday Kumar, Tejeswita Mishra, Tripura Sundari, Archana Singh, C Vijai Kumar, G Kondal Rao, B Jahangir, Vijay Misale, Poonam Prashant, Nirlep L Gajiwala, Ashok S Thakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The genesis of atherosclerotic lesions, a major cardiovascular risk factor starts in the early stage of life. If the premature development of cardiovascular risk factors can be anticipated during childhood, cardiovascular events can be prevented effectively by taking appropriate measures. This study was carried out to assess the role of in utero malnutrition in cardiovascular disease development by comparing cord blood lipid profiles and serum insulin levels between small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) term newborns...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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