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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346374/epidemiological-investigation-into-the-prevalence-of-abnormal-inter-arm-blood-pressure-differences-among-different-ethnicities-in-xinjiang-china
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Ling Sun, Ting Zou, Bao-Zhu Wang, Fen Liu, Qing-Hua Yuan, Yi-Tong Ma, Xiang Ma
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of and risk factors for IAD among different ethnicity groups was unknown. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for IAD among Han, Uygur and Kazakh ethnicities in Xinjiang. China. METHODS: In total, 14,618 adult participants (7,799 males and 6,819 females) were recruited from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey. A 4-stage stratified cluster random sampling method was used. The participants' personal information and medical history were assessed by questionnaire...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342321/contributions-of-material-properties-and-structure-to-increased-bone-fragility-for-a-given-bone-mass-in-the-ucd-t2dm-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Claire Acevedo, Meghan Sylvia, Eric Schaible, James L Graham, Kimber L Stanhope, Lionel N Metz, Bernd Gludovatz, Ann V Schwartz, Robert O Ritchie, Tamara N Alliston, Peter J Havel, Aaron J Fields
Adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have a higher fracture risk for a given bone quantity, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Using a rat model of polygenic obese T2D, we demonstrate that diabetes significantly reduces whole-bone strength for a given bone mass (micro-CT-derived BMC), and we quantify the roles of T2D-induced deficits in material properties versus bone structure, i.e., geometry and microarchitecture. Lumbar vertebrae and ulnae were harvested from 6-month-old lean Sprague-Dawley rats, obese Sprague-Dawley rats, and diabetic obese UCD-T2DM rats (diabetic for 69 ± 7 days; blood glucose >200 mg/dl)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340457/diet-quality-of-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-in-a-tertiary-hospital-a-case-control-study
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Mariana Pereira de Castilhos, Grazielle Vilas Bôas Huguenin, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Emília Matos do Nascimento, Basílio de Bragança Pereira, Roberto Coury Pedrosa
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional status has been implicated in the modulation of the immune response, possibly augmenting the pathogenesis of Chagas disease (Cd). We evaluated diet quality and nutritional status in adults and elderly patients with chronic Cd in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: A case-control study of Cd patients was conducted, paired for gender, age, and co-morbidities with non-Cd patients. Anthropometric measurements and food frequency questionnaire was used, and diet quality was assessed by the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index-Revised (BHEI-R)...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339565/a-home-visiting-parenting-program-and-child-obesity-a-randomized-trial
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Monica Roosa Ordway, Lois S Sadler, Margaret L Holland, Arietta Slade, Nancy Close, Linda C Mayes
BACKGROUND: Young children living in historically marginalized families are at risk for becoming adolescents with obesity and subsequently adults with increased obesity-related morbidities. These risks are particularly acute for Hispanic children. We hypothesized that the prevention-focused, socioecological approach of the "Minding the Baby" (MTB) home visiting program might decrease the rate of childhood overweight and obesity early in life. METHODS: This study is a prospective longitudinal cohort study in which we include data collected during 2 phases of the MTB randomized controlled trial...
January 16, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339315/insulin-sensitivity-predicts-brain-network-connectivity-following-a-meal
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John P Ryan, Helmet T Karim, Howard J Aizenstein, Nicole L Helbling, Frederico G S Toledo
There is converging evidence that insulin plays a role in food-reward signaling in the brain and has effects on enhancing cognition. Little is known about how these effects are altered in individuals with insulin resistance. The present study was designed to identify the relationships between insulin resistance and functional brain connectivity following a meal. Eighteen healthy adults (7 male, 11 female, age: 41-57 years-old) completed a frequently-sampled intravenous glucose tolerance test to quantify insulin resistance...
January 12, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337407/insufficient-sleep-syndrome-an-unrecognized-but-important-clinical-entity
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Jun Kohyama, Yuki Anzai, Makoto Ono, Ai Kishino, Keita Tamanuki, Kazuma Takada, Kento Inoue, Maho Horiuchi, Yoshiho Hatai
BACKGROUND: In the Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Centre, a sleep clinic for adults and children was established in August 2012. As few sleep clinics are available in Japan that are specifically for children, this clinic provides the opportunity to provide data on child patients who have been suffering from sleep problems and who visited the sleep clinic. METHODS: Records of patients who visited the sleep clinic at the Tokyo Bay Urayasu Ichikawa Medical Centre at the age of 20 years or younger on their first visit were retrospectively examined, and their initial and final diagnoses were examined...
January 16, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335242/effect-of-bariatric-surgery-on-ckd-risk
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Allon N Friedman, Abdus S Wahed, Junyao Wang, Anita P Courcoulas, Gregory Dakin, Marcelo W Hinojosa, Paul L Kimmel, James E Mitchell, Alfons Pomp, Walter J Pories, Jonathan Q Purnell, Carel le Roux, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Kristine J Steffen, Richard Thirlby, Bruce Wolfe
Obesity is linked to the development and progression of CKD, but whether bariatric surgery protects against CKD is poorly understood. We, therefore, examined whether bariatric surgery influences CKD risk. The study included 2144 adults who underwent bariatric surgery from March of 2006 to April of 2009 and participated in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2 Study cohort. The primary outcome was CKD risk categories as assessed by the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) consortium criteria using a combination of eGFR and albuminuria...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322160/underweight-overweight-and-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-from-minsk-belarus-in-the-period-2001-2008
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Tatyana Hurbo, Halina Skryhan, Veranika Radyhina, Mikalai Pamazanau
Objective: The aim of the study is to consider the prevalence of all deviations from the body weight standard (underweight, overweight and obesity) among 4-18 years old children, adolescents and youths of Minsk, Belarus examined in the period 2001-2008. Subjects and methods: The measurements of 2969 children, teenagers and young adults carried out in the period 2001-2008 were used. Children were classified as underweight, normal weight, overweight and obese using Body Mass Index (BMI) cutoff points proposed by IOTF...
January 10, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319764/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-a-population-in-southern-brazil-pro-renal-study
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Ana Paula Piccolli, Marcelo Mazza do Nascimento, Miguel Carlos Riella
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 10-12% of the adult population in many countries. In Brazil, there is no reliable information about the actual prevalence of CKD. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of CKD by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria/albuminuria in an urban population randomly selected in Southern Brazil. Patients and. METHODS: 5,216 individuals were randomly selected out of a pool of 10,000 individuals identified from the database of a local energy company...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318723/endothelium-specific-cyp2j2-overexpression-attenuates-age-related-insulin-resistance
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Yan Yang, Ruolan Dong, Zhihui Chen, Danli Hu, Menglu Fu, Ying Tang, Dao Wen Wang, Xizhen Xu, Ling Tu
Ample evidences demonstrate that cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) exert diverse biological activities, which include potent vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on age-related insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction. Endothelium-specific targeting of the human CYP epoxygenase, CYP2J2, transgenic mice (Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice) was utilized. The effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on aging-associated obesity, inflammation, and peripheral insulin resistance were evaluated by assessing metabolic parameters in young (3 months old) and aged (16 months old) adult male Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice...
January 10, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310352/underweight-another-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-2013-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-brfss-study-of-491-773-individuals-in-the-usa
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Donghwi Park, Jong-Hak Lee, Seungwoo Han
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the underweight population of body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kg/m has not been an object of concern. The objective of this study is to investigate whether underweight could be an independent risk factor for CVD in a population-based cross-sectional study.Cross-sectional data of 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) database encompassing 491,773 US adult subjects were used to assess risk for CVD. Primary outcomes were the incidence and relative risks (RRs) of CVD including stroke, heart attack/myocardial infarction, or coronary artery disease according to BMI category...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305561/trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-disease-prevalence-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Joshua A Beckman, Sripal Bangalore, Jeffrey S Berger
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in the population undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Changes in perioperative cardiovascular risk factor profiles over time are unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate national trends in cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) among patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: Adults aged ≥45 years old who underwent non-cardiac surgery were identified using the US National Inpatient Sample from 2004 to 2013...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298287/polysomnography-based-diagnosis-in-mexican-adult-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-osas-clinical-suspicion
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Edgar Arrazola-Cortés, Josefina Hernández-Cervantes, Brenda González-Pérez, Sergio Sauri-Suárez, Luz Berenice López-Hernández, Christian Gabriel Toledo-Lozano, Vanessa Orellana-Villazón, Sofía Lizeth Alcaraz-Estrada, Silvia García
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) occurs in 2-4% of adults, increasing by 2.5 times the risk of sudden death. OBJECTIVE: Establish the concordance of the clinical diagnostic and electrical diagnosis in an adult series that underwent polysomnography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with sleep disorders that underwent consecutively polysomnography recording. RESULTS: In this study, 51 subjects from 24 to 77 years old (54...
December 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278027/environmental-enrichment-improved-cognitive-deficits-more-in-peri-adolescent-than-in-adult-rats-after-postnatal-monosodium-glutamate-treatment
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S Madhavadas, S Subramanian, B M Kutty
Exposure to enriched environment (EE) is known to promote sensory, cognitive, and motor stimulation with intensified levels of novelty and complexity. In this study, we investigated the positive regulatory effect of short-term exposure to EE on establishing functional recovery in monosodium glutamate (MSG)-induced obese rats. Unless treated, MSG rats exhibited peripheral insulin resistance, cognitive deficits, and a reduction in the total hippocampal volume with decreased neuron count in the DG, CA3, and CA1 subfields...
December 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277394/nitric-oxide-treatment-attenuates-muscle-atrophy-during-hind-limb-suspension-in-mice
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Judy E Anderson, Antonia Zhu, Tooru M Mizuno
Debilitating muscle-disuse atrophy in aging or obesity i has huge socioeconomic impact. Since nitric oxide (NO) mediates muscle satellite cell activation and induces hypertrophy with exercise in old mice, we tested whether treatment with the NO donor, isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), during hind limb suspension would reduce atrophy. Mice were suspended 18 days, with or without daily ISDN (66mg/kg). Muscles were examined for atrophy (weight, fiber diameter); regulatory changes in atrogin-1 (a negative regulator of muscle mass), myostatin (inhibit myogenesis), and satellite cell proliferation; and metabolic responses in myosin heavy chains (MyHCs), liver lipid, and hypothalamic gene expression...
December 19, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273557/overweight-obesity-status-in-preschool-children-associates-with-worse-asthma-but-robust-improvement-on-inhaled-corticosteroids
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Jason E Lang, Anne M Fitzpatrick, David T Mauger, Theresa W Guilbert, Daniel J Jackson, Robert F Lemanske, Fernando D Martinez, Robert C Strunk, Robert S Zeiger, Wanda Phipatanakul, Leonard B Bacharier, Jacqueline A Pongracic, Fernando Holguin, Michael D Cabana, Ronina A Covar, Hengameh H Raissy, Monica Tang, Stanley J Szefler
BACKGROUND: Overweight/obesity (OW) is linked to worse asthma and poorer inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) response in older children and adults. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the relationships between OW and asthma severity and response to ICS in preschool children. METHODS: This post hoc study of 3 large multicenter trials involving 2- to 5-year-old children compared annualized asthma symptom days and exacerbations among normal weight (NW) (body mass index: 10th-84th percentiles) versus OW (body mass index: ≥85th percentile) participants...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273027/effects-of-12-week-supplementation-of-citrus-bergamia-extracts-based-formulation-citricholess-on-cholesterol-and-body-weight-in-older-adults-with-dyslipidemia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yong Cai, Guoqiang Xing, Tian Shen, Shuxian Zhang, Jianyu Rao, Rong Shi
BACKGROUNDS: Recent experiments suggest that Citrus bergamia extracts could benefit people with dyslipidemia and obesity but this needs to be further validated. METHODS: A total of 98 people age-matched older adults (65 years) with elevated blood lipids were enrolled to receive 12-week supplementation of a Citrus bergamia extracts-based formulation (CitriCholess)(n = 48) and placebo (n = 50). RESULTS: No group differences were found in baseline bodyweight, body mass index (BMI), blood cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and glucose levels...
December 22, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273017/vitamin-d-levels-in-schoolchildren-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kuwait
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Khulood Othman Alyahya
BACKGROUND: Ongoing studies in the Middle East, particularly in the Arabian Gulf countries, have reported extremely low levels of serum vitamin D across age and gender. In Kuwait, vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in adolescent girls and in adult women. A number of risk factors have been reported, among which gender, age, and obesity are a few. Because adequate vitamin D status is necessary to promote bone mineral accrual in childhood, and because low vitamin D levels have been associated with a wide range of health problems, there is concern that growing children with low vitamin D may be at higher risk for developing diseases...
December 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261566/cardiac-arrest-and-mortality-related-to-intubation-procedure-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Audrey De Jong, Amélie Rolle, Nicolas Molinari, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Jean-Michel Constantin, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Karim Asehnoune, Boris Jung, Emmanuel Futier, Gérald Chanques, Elie Azoulay, Samir Jaber
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for cardiac arrest during intubation in ICU, as well as the association of ICU intubation-related cardiac arrest with 28-day mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Sixty-four French ICUs. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients requiring intubation in the ICU. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: During the 1,847 intubation procedures included, 49 cardiac arrests (2...
December 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260536/-prevalence-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-adult-populations-in-mianyang-sichuan-province
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Ting-Ting Liu, Xiao-Ting Zhou, Wen-Long Li, You-Yue Peng, Xiao-Jin Liu, Juan Wang, Tao Ren, Li-Ping Wang, Ping Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adult populations in Mianyang,Sichuan province. METHODS: A questionnaire survey involving physical examinations were conducted in 262 434 adults (≥18 yr.) selected through multi-stage random sampling from November 2014 to September 2015 in Mianyang city. RESULTS: Among the people surveyed,79 981 (30.48%) were overweight,and 23 010 (8.77%) had obesity. The male participants had a higher percentage (32...
November 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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