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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240004/gut-microbiota-and-pancreatic-diseases
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Marianna Signoretti, Roberta Roggiolani, Caterina Stornello, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Changes in diet, lifestyle and exposition to environmental risk factors account for the increased incidence of pancreatic disorders, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The role of the microbiome in the development of pancreatic disorders is increasingly recognized. The translocation of gut bacteria and endotoxins following gut barrier failure is a key event contributing to the severity of acute pancreatitis, while small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis and further worsens their symptoms and malnutrition...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239896/adolescents-evaluations-of-the-quality-of-lifestyle-counselling-in-school-based-health-care
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Laura Myllymäki, Heidi Ruotsalainen, Maria Kääriäinen
BACKGROUND: Adolescents need effective lifestyle counselling precisely because health problems are so common. Good-quality lifestyle counselling can prevent the problems from becoming worse and decrease the costs of health care. Nurse practitioners in schools are well positioned to promote adolescent health. AIM: This study describes adolescents' evaluations of the quality of lifestyle counselling and factors related to it in school-based health care. METHODS: The data were collected from seventh- to ninth-grade adolescents (n = 846) using the Counselling Quality Instrument, from two junior high schools in northern Finland...
February 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239832/silk-textile-with-antimicrobial-aem5772-5-dermasilk-a-pilot-study-with-positive-influence-on-acne-vulgaris-on-the-back
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Caroline Schaunig, Daisy Kopera
BACKGROUND: The use of special silk textiles (Dermasilk) has shown positive effects on chronic inflammatory diseases like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, atopic dermatitis, diabetic ulcerations, and vulvovaginal candidiasis. OBJECTIVE: Wearing T-shirts of this particular fabric could be useful in the management of patients with acne vulgaris on the back and trunk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dermasilk T-shirts were given to 14 patients with acne vulgaris papulopustulosa on the back...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239625/discrepancies-in-communication-versus-documentation-of-weight-management-benchmarks-analysis-of-recorded-visits-with-latino-children-and-associated-health-record-documentation
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Christy B Turer, Sarah E Barlow, Sergio Montaño, Glenn Flores
To examine gaps in communication versus documentation of weight-management clinical practices, communication was recorded during primary care visits with 6- to 12-year-old overweight/obese Latino children. Communication/documentation content was coded by 3 reviewers using communication transcripts and health-record documentation. Discrepancies in communication/documentation content codes were resolved through consensus. Bivariate/multivariable analyses examined factors associated with discrepancies in benchmark communication/documentation...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239025/the-role-of-single-nucleotide-variants-of-the-energy-metabolism-linked-genes-sirt3-ppargc1a-and-apoe-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-risk
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Diego Albani, Elisabetta Pupillo, Elisa Bianchi, Armando Chierchia, Rosalba Martines, Gianluigi Forloni, Ettore Beghi
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a multifactorial disease, possibly with contributions from genetics and lifestyle. We examined variants in genes relevant to energy metabolism and physical activity in a case-control association study, with the aim of assessing genetics and physical activity as contributors to ALS risk. A well-characterized sample of Italian ALS patients (101) and controls (101) from the EURALS Consortium underwent a questionnaire interview on demographic, physical and other lifestyle habits, and venipuncture for DNA extraction...
February 24, 2017: Genes & Genetic Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239013/recruitment-and-baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-lifestyle-improvement-through-food-and-exercise-life-study
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Elizabeth Lynch, Laurin J Mack, Kelly Karavolos, Elizabeth Avery, Rebecca Liebman, Kathryn S Keim, Crystal M Glover, Leon Fogelfeld
African Americans experience poorer diabetes outcomes than non-Hispanic Whites. Few clinical trials of diabetes self-management interventions specifically target African Americans, perhaps due to well-documented barriers to recruitment in this population. This paper describes strategies used to successfully recruit 211 low-income African Americans from community clinics of a large, urban public hospital system to a randomized clinical trial of an 18-month diabetes self-management intervention. Diabetes-related physiological, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics of the sample are reported...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238554/developing-a-set-of-core-outcomes-for-trials-in-hemodialysis-an-international-delphi-survey
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Nicole Evangelidis, Allison Tong, Braden Manns, Brenda Hemmelgarn, David C Wheeler, Peter Tugwell, Sally Crowe, Tess Harris, Wim Van Biesen, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, Benedicte Sautenet, Donal O'Donoghue, Helen Tam-Tham, Sajeda Youssouf, Sreedhar Mandayam, Angela Ju, Carmel Hawley, Carol Pollock, David C Harris, David W Johnson, Dena E Rifkin, Francesca Tentori, John Agar, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Martin Gallagher, Peter G Kerr, Stephen P McDonald, Kirsten Howard, Martin Howell, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Survival and quality of life for patients on hemodialysis therapy remain poor despite substantial research efforts. Existing trials often report surrogate outcomes that may not be relevant to patients and clinicians. The aim of this project was to generate a consensus-based prioritized list of core outcomes for trials in hemodialysis. STUDY DESIGN: In a Delphi survey, participants rated the importance of outcomes using a 9-point Likert scale in round 1 and then re-rated outcomes in rounds 2 and 3 after reviewing other respondents' scores...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238482/effect-of-weight-loss-on-puberty-onset-in-overweight-children
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Thomas Reinehr, Christina Bosse, Nina Lass, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Christian Ludwig Roth
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of weight changes on the onset of puberty in overweight children. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the timing of puberty onset in 160 prepubertal overweight children (aged 11.2 ± 1.0 years) depending on the changes of their weight status in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. We determined body mass index (BMI), pubertal stage, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3, insulin resistance index homeostatic model assessment, and serum gonadotropins at baseline and 1 year later...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238335/translation-and-validation-of-the-diabetes-eating-problem-survey-to-screen-eating-disorders-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Cintia Sancanuto, Diana Jiménez-Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Tébar, Juan José Hernández-Morante
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) requires changes in patients' eating habits and lifestyles which could lead to the development of an eating disorder (ED). An early detection of these disorders in subjects with T1DM is necessary. However, there is no specific questionnaire concerning the presence of an ED in these patients. OBJECTIVES: To translate and validate for the Spanish population a specific questionnaire aimed at detecting the risk of onset of an ED on a sample of subjects with T1DM...
February 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238298/factors-associated-with-high-consumption-of-soft-drinks-among-australian-secondary-school-students
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Maree Scully, Belinda Morley, Philippa Niven, David Crawford, Iain S Pratt, Melanie Wakefield
OBJECTIVE: To examine demographic and behavioural correlates of high consumption of soft drinks (non-alcoholic sugar-sweetened carbonated drinks excluding energy drinks) among Australian adolescents and to explore the associations between high consumption and soft drink perceptions and accessibility. DESIGN: Cross-sectional self-completion survey and height and weight measurements. SETTING: Australian secondary schools. SUBJECTS: Students aged 12-17 years participating in the 2012-13 National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey (n 7835)...
February 27, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237944/could-kinesiology-taping-help-mitigate-pain-breathlessness-and-abdominal-related-symptoms-in-cancer
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Gourav Banerjee, Alison Rose, Michelle Briggs, Mark I Johnson
We present the case of a woman who was an amateur athlete diagnosed with primary breast cancer, and 10 years later with terminal metastatic cancer. This case report was prepared posthumously in co-operation with her next of kin (husband). The patient first presented to a sports physiotherapist (AR) for her pain-management and to help maintain physical fitness so that she could continue with sports and an active lifestyle. The patient continued with physiotherapy for several months to enable her to be active...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237859/effects-of-a-lifestyle-education-program-on-glycemic-control-among-patients-with-diabetes-at-kigali-university-hospital-rwanda-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Etienne Amendezo, David Walker Timothy, Vincent Karamuka, Brian Robinson, Patrick Kavabushi, Cyprien Ntirenganya, Joseph Uwiragiye, Donatille Mukantagwabira, Jeanne Bisimwa, Henriette Uwintwali Marie, Henriette Umulisa, Scholastique Niyomwungeri, Bernard Ndayambaje, Vincent Dusabejambo, Charlotte Bavuma
AIM: Evidence to show whether lifestyle intervention programs are beneficial for patients with diabetes in resource-limited countries is lacking. The present study assessed the additional efficacy of a structured lifestyle education program, as compared to the current standard of diabetic care in Rwanda. METHODS: 251 consecutive adult patients attending a tertiary diabetic care practice were randomly assigned to either an intervention group (standard of care plus monthly lifestyle group education sessions of 45min duration) or to a control group...
February 10, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237664/il-10-deficient-mice-express-ifn-%C3%AE-mrna-and-clear-leptospira-interrogans-from-their-kidneys-more-rapidly-than-normal-c57bl-6-mice
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Amy A Devlin, Priya J Halvorsen, Jennifer C Miller, Scott M Laster
Leptospira interrogans (L. interrogans), the causative agent of leptospirosis, is a widespread zoonotic spirochete that lives a dual lifestyle. L. interrogans infects mice, rats, and wildlife in a persistent and asymptomatic fashion, while also causing productive and acute infections in other mammals such as humans and hamsters. Infections in humans can be fatal, accompanied by a cytokine storm and shock-like symptoms. Production of IL-10 has been noted in both rodent and human infections which has led a number of investigators to hypothesize that IL-10 plays a role in the pathogenesis of this disease...
February 10, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237635/prevent-dm-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-lifestyle-intervention-and-metformin
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Matthew J O'Brien, Alberly Perez, Adam B Scanlan, Victor A Alos, Robert C Whitaker, Gary D Foster, Ronald T Ackermann, Jody D Ciolino, Carol Homko
INTRODUCTION: Although the Diabetes Prevention Program and other clinical trials demonstrated the efficacy of intensive lifestyle interventions (ILI) and metformin to prevent type 2 diabetes, no studies have tested their comparative effects in pragmatic settings. This study was designed to compare the real-world effectiveness of ILI, metformin, and standard care among Hispanic women (Latinas) with prediabetes. STUDY DESIGN: RCT. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-two Latinas, who had a mean hemoglobin A1c of 5...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237633/lifestyle-interventions-in-preschool-children-a-meta-analysis-of-effectiveness
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Jiying Ling, Lorraine B Robbins, Fujun Wen, Nanhua Zhang
CONTEXT: With healthy behaviors becoming established in the preschool years, intervening with preschool children to assist them in establishing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a long-term healthy weight is critical. To optimize future intervention designs, this meta-analysis aimed to estimate the effects of lifestyle interventions on BMI among preschool children and explore potential intervention moderators. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: In October 2015, a search of PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, ERIC, and Cochrane library databases yielded 52 eligible articles with 42 randomized intervention-control comparisons (31 prevention and 11 treatment)...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237540/heritability-of-the-femoral-intima-media-thickness
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Bence Fejer, Adam D Tarnoki, David L Tarnoki, Pierleone Lucatelli, Levente Littvay, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Adam L Jermendy, Attila Kovacs, Erika Godor, Corrado Fagnani, Maria A Stazi, Andrea A Molnar, Fabrizio Fanelli, Carlo Cirelli, Filippo Farina, Claudio Baracchini, Giorgio Meneghetti, Giacomo Pucci, Gyorgy Jermendy, Bela Merkely, Giuseppe Schillaci, Emanuela Medda
BACKGROUND: The measurement of femoral intima-media thickness (IMT) is underutilized in the clinical practice, although it is a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 388 Hungarian and Italian twins (121 monozygotic, 73 dizygotic pairs) underwent bilateral B-mode sonography of femoral arteries. IMT was measured by semiautomated software, where available, or by calipers. RESULTS: Within-pair correlation in monozygotic twins was higher than in dizygotics for each parameter...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236962/the-effectiveness-and-cost-of-lifestyle-interventions-including-nutrition-education-for-diabetes-prevention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Yu Sun, Wen You, Fabio Almeida, Paul Estabrooks, Brenda Davy
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is a significant public health concern. With the completion of the Diabetes Prevention Program, there has been a proliferation of studies attempting to translate this evidence base into practice. However, the cost, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of these adapted interventions is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to conduct a comprehensive meta-analysis to synthesize the effectiveness, cost, and cost-effectiveness of lifestyle diabetes prevention interventions and compare effects by intervention delivery agent (dietitian vs non-dietitian) and channel (in-person vs technology-delivered)...
March 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236733/influences-on-the-food-choices-and-physical-activity-behaviours-of-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women-a-qualitative-study
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Orna A O'Brien, Karen L Lindsay, Mary McCarthy, Aileen F McGloin, Maria Kennelly, Helena A Scully, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
OBJECTIVE: to qualitatively explore influences identified by overweight/obese pregnant women on food choices and physical activity (PA) behaviours; to determine the impact of pregnancy on these factors; and to inform development of future lifestyle interventions during pregnancy. DESIGN: cross-sectional interview study. SETTING: maternity hospital, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: pregnant women (n=22), early pregnancy Body Mass Index > 25kg/m(2) MEASURES: barriers to and facilitators of healthy eating and PA in overweight/obese pregnancy...
February 7, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236511/do-patient-characteristics-moderate-the-effect-of-extended-release-naltrexone-xr-ntx-for-opioid-use-disorder
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Peter D Friedmann, Donna Wilson, Edward V Nunes, Randall Hoskinson, Joshua D Lee, Michael Gordon, Sean M Murphy, Richard J Bonnie, Donna T Chen, Tamara Y Boney, Charles P O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX) injected intramuscularly monthly has been shown to reduce relapse in persons with opioid use disorder. Baseline factors, including patients' demographics, comorbidities and lifestyle, may help identify patients who will benefit most or least from XR-NTX treatment. METHODS: Potential moderators of XR-NTX's effect were examined in the largest North American randomized open-label effectiveness trial of XR-NTX. Relapse status (Yes/No) at 6-month follow-up was regressed on treatment group (XR-NTX, N=153; or Treatment-as-Usual [TAU], N=155), baseline covariates, and their two-way interaction to identify moderator effects...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236455/epidemiology-of-vulvar-neoplasia-in-the-nih-aarp-study
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Louise A Brinton, Jake E Thistle, Linda M Liao, Britton Trabert
OBJECTIVE: To clarify risk factors for rare vulvar neoplasms. METHODS: Within the NIH-AARP Study, among 201,469 women interviewed in 1995-1996 and followed for a mean of 13.8years, there were 370 diagnoses of incident vulvar neoplasms, including 170 invasive and 198 vulvar intraepithelial neoplasms grade 3 (VIN3). Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated via multivariate logistic regression for various demographic, reproductive and lifestyle factors, with separate consideration of relations according to invasiveness, histology and age at diagnosis...
February 21, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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