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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507348/microbiological-pattern-of-diabetic-foot-infections-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-a-developing-country
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Zahid Miyan, Asher Fawwad, Rubina Sabir, Abdul Basit
OBJECTIVE: To determine the microbiological profile and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of organisms isolated from diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE), from January 2013 to March 2014. Bone, pus and tissue samples were collected from 342 patients with diabetic foot infections and inoculated on appropriate media. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were done by Kirby Bauer disk diffusion method...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448761/sleeping-cupid-by-caravaggio-what-diagnosis
#2
Paolo Pozzilli, Marco Cappa
The Sleeping Cupid, by Italian painter Caravaggio is a masterpiece painted in 1608. Signs of an endocrine disease are hidden among the shadows of the painting. We decided to conduct a survey among endocrinologists practicing in Italy and asked them if they could identify a specific disease condition in Caravaggio's Sleeping Cupid. A total of 86 members from two Italian endocrine societies completed the survey, 67 from the Society of Endocrinology and 19 from the Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436753/prevalence-and-differences-between-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-regarding-female-sexual-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-egyptian-study
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Magdy R Ahmed, Mohamed M Shaaban, Wael F Sedik, Tamer Y Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the female sexual dysfunction in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Suez Canal University Hospitals from the start of February 2015 to the end of May 2016 among 189 married premenopausal women attending endocrinology and diabetology outpatient clinic for regular follow-up; 25 of whom refused to participate and 18 more were excluded due to incomplete data sets resulting in a final sample of 146 diabetic females...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379024/-comments-on-current-guidelines-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treatment
#4
Emil Martinka
In an effort to facilitate the widest possible application of recent findings in diabetology and the related medical fields, with regard to characteristics of medicines and current possibilities of using modern procedures, but also to their limitations due to the financial capacities of health insurance companies, SDS innovates its therapeutic recommendations for the treatment of diabetes mellitus on a regular basis. The most recent recommendations were issued by SDS in August 2016. The review discusses and describes several factors which the authors considered during their preparation: (1) Compliance with the findings of evidence-based medicine, compliance with reference recommendations (therapeutic recommendations ADA/EASD), compliance with summary characteristics of active substances in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and approved possibilities of their use, and compliance with indica-tive restrictions (IO) which define medical and economic conditions for health insurance covered treatment...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348532/ethical-implications-of-the-mild-encephalitis-hypothesis-of-schizophrenia
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Rita Riedmüller, Sabine Müller
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disease with a high mortality rate and severe social consequences. Due to insufficient knowledge about its etiopathogenesis, curative treatments are not available. One of the most promising new research concepts is the mild encephalitis hypothesis of schizophrenia, developed mainly by Karl Bechter and Norbert Müller. According to this hypothesis, a significant subgroup of schizophrenia patients suffer from a mild, but chronic, form of encephalitis with markedly different etiologies ranging from viral infections, traumas to autoimmune diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287201/-depression-anxiety-and-anger-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello, Giulia Maria Troili, Gianluca Pandolfo, Carmela Mento, Giuseppa Gallo, Giulia Lanza, Basilio Pintaudi, Giacoma Di Vieste, Antonino Di Benedetto, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Antonio Bruno
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of negative emotions such as depression, anxiety and anger on clinical expression of type 1 diabetes, also assessing possible gender differences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 75 subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus afferent to Diabetology Unit of the University Hospital in Messina underwent the following psychodiagnostic tests: Hamilton Rating Scale For Depression (HDRS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory form Y (STAI-Y), State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)...
February 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257654/childhood-obesity-classification-systems-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-a-comparison-of-the-italian-world-health-organization-and-international-obesity-task-force-references
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Giuliana Valerio, Antonio Balsamo, Marco Giorgio Baroni, Claudia Brufani, Claudia Forziato, Graziano Grugni, Maria Rosaria Licenziati, Claudio Maffeis, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Anita Morandi, Lucia Pacifico, Alessandro Sartorio, Melania Manco
BACKGROUND: Body Mass Index Italian reference data are available for clinical and/or epidemiological use, but no study compared the ability of this system to classify overweight and obesity and detect subjects with clustered cardiometabolic risk factors with international standards. Therefore our aim was to assess 1) the agreement among the Italian Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (ISPED), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) Body Mass Index cut-offs in estimating overweight or obesity in children and adolescents; 2) the ability of each above-mentioned set of cut-points to detect subjects with cardiometabolic risk factors...
February 4, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237320/a-perspective-on-metabolic-surgery-from-a-gastroenterologist
#8
REVIEW
Yu-Fong Syu, Akio Inui, Chih-Yen Chen
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity are important public health problems. The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is 8.8%. Interventional diabetology and obesitology have been recently advocated as treatment options for T2D and obesity. The roles of metabolic surgery such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion are focused. Different types of metabolic surgeries have different glucose-lowering and weight loss effects. Endoscopic treatments include the intra-gastric balloon (to restrict the gastric volume) and duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL, as a malabsorptive procedure)...
February 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233014/-diabetology-as-an%C3%A2-interdisciplinary-challenge
#9
D Müller-Wieland, N Marx
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a growing chronic disease with a complex pathophysiology and multiple therapeutic options. Clinical prognosis is determined by multimorbidity and cardiovascular complications. For example, the prognosis of patients with diabetes hospitalized for heart failure is very poor with up to 50% mortality rate over the 3 years thereafter. Therefore, three levels have to be addressed in our approach to interdisciplinary diabetes care: screening and prevention, efficient patient-centered drug therapy, and a strategy for care including social environment of the patient suffering from complex diseases...
February 23, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217527/vascular-legacy-hope-advances-to-empa-reg-and-leader-a-surprising-similarity
#10
Sanjay Kalra, Rakesh Sahay
Recently reported cardiovascular outcome studies on empagliflozin (EMPA-REG) and liraglutide (LEADER) have spurred interest in this field of diabetology. This commentary compares and contrasts these studies with two equally important outcome trials conducted using blood pressure lowering agents. A comparison with MICROHOPE (using ramipril) and ADVANCE (using perindopril + indapamide) blood pressure arms throws up interesting facts. The degree of blood pressure lowering, dissociation between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular benefits, and discordance between renal and retinal outcomes are surprisingly similar in these trials, conducted using disparate molecules...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217525/glycemic-management-during-jain-fasts
#11
REVIEW
Sandeep Julka, Alok Sachan, Sarita Bajaj, Rakesh Sahay, Rajeev Chawla, Navneet Agrawal, Banshi Saboo, A G Unnikrishnan, Manash P Baruah, Girish Parmar, Sanjay Kalra
This review describes the various fasts observed by adherents of the Jain religion. It attempts to classify them according to their suitability for people with diabetes and suggests appropriate regime and dose modification for those observing these fasts. The review is an endeavor to encourage rational and evidence-based management in this field of diabetology.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146141/type-1-diabetes-from-adolescence-to-adulthood-is-there-a-permanent-need-for-nutrition-education-and-reeducation
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Maja Baretić, Martina Matovinović Osvatić, Eva Pavić, Nada Rabađija, Valentina Uroić, Carolina Koletić, Nataša Rojnić Putarek, Ivana Pavlić Renar
BACKGROUND: The transition for type 1 diabetes patients from paediatric to adult diabetology care is challenging process for both medical team and patients. Adult diabetology usually insists on stricter goals and focuses on increased empowerment and self-care. We set to find a more practical and effective way to determine patient knowledge and skills during the transition. The aim of the study was to identify screening questions which best represent knowledge in management of type 1 diabetes and to explore the differences in the effect of a structured educational program for type 1 diabetes patient diagnosed in childhood versus adulthood...
January 31, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110181/dynamic-measurement-of-surface-strain-distribution-on-the-foot-during-walking
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Kohta Ito, Kosuke Maeda, Ikumi Fujiwara, Koh Hosoda, Takeo Nagura, Taeyong Lee, Naomichi Ogihara
To clarify the mechanism underlying the development of foot disorders such as diabetic ulcers and deformities, it is important to understand how the foot surface elongates and contracts during gait. Such information is also helpful for improving the prevention and treatment of foot disorders. We therefore measured temporal changes in the strain distribution on the foot surface during human walking. Five adult male participants walked across a glass platform placed over an angled mirror set in a wooden walkway at a self-selected speed and the dorsolateral and plantar surfaces of the foot were filmed using two pairs of synchronized high-speed cameras...
December 18, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063875/clinical-worthlessness-of-genetic-prediction-of-common-forms-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-related-chronic-complications-a-position-statement-of-the-italian-society-of-diabetology
#14
REVIEW
R Buzzetti, S Prudente, M Copetti, M Dauriz, S Zampetti, M Garofolo, G Penno, V Trischitta
AIM: We are currently facing several attempts aimed at marketing genetic data for predicting multifactorial diseases, among which diabetes mellitus is one of the more prevalent. The present document primarily aims at providing to practicing physicians a summary of available data regarding the role of genetic information in predicting diabetes and its chronic complications. DATA SYNTHESIS: Firstly, general information about characteristics and performance of risk prediction tools will be presented in order to help clinicians to get acquainted with basic methodological information related to the subject at issue...
February 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007789/reproductive-hormones-of-icsi-conceived-young-adult-men-the-first-results
#15
Florence Belva, Mathieu Roelants, Jean De Schepper, André Van Steirteghem, Herman Tournaye, Maryse Bonduelle
STUDY QUESTION: Are reproductive hormone levels (FSH, LH, inhibin B and testosterone) in male offspring conceived by ICSI because of male infertility comparable with those from peers born after spontaneous conception? SUMMARY ANSWER: In this cohort of 54 young men conceived by ICSI because of male-factor infertility, mean and median reproductive hormone levels were found to be comparable with results from spontaneously conceived peers, but ICSI-conceived men were more likely to have low inhibin B (<10th percentile) and high FSH (>90th percentile) levels...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007439/patients-with-diabetes-are-at-high-risk-of-serious-medication-errors-at-hospital-interest-of-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-to-improve-healthcare
#16
Cyril Breuker, Océane Abraham, Laura di Trapanie, Thibault Mura, Valérie Macioce, Catherine Boegner, Anne Jalabert, Maxime Villiet, Audrey Castet-Nicolas, Antoine Avignon, Ariane Sultan
BACKGROUND: Medication errors (ME) are major public health issues in hospitals because of their consequences on patients' morbi-mortality. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of ME at admission and discharge of hospitalization in diabetic and non-diabetic patients, and determine their potential clinical impact. METHOD: This prospective observational study was conducted at the Endocrinology-Diabetology-Nutrition Department. All adult patients admitted were eligible...
March 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991500/high-frequency-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-at-diagnosis-of-type-1-diabetes-in-italian-children-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study-2004-2013
#17
Valentino Cherubini, Edlira Skrami, Lucia Ferrito, Stefano Zucchini, Andrea Scaramuzza, Riccardo Bonfanti, Pietro Buono, Francesca Cardella, Vittoria Cauvin, Giovanni Chiari, Giuseppe D Annunzio, Anna Paola Frongia, Dario Iafusco, Ippolita Patrizia Patera, Sonia Toni, Stefano Tumini, Ivana Rabbone, Fortunato Lombardo, Flavia Carle, Rosaria Gesuita
This longitudinal population-based study analyses the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at type 1 diabetes diagnosis in Italian children under 15 years of age, during 2004-2013. DKA was defined as absent (pH ≥ 7.30), mild/moderate (7.1 ≤ pH < 7.30) and severe (pH < 7.1). Two multiple logistic regression models were used to evaluate the time trend of DKA frequency considered as present versus absent and severe versus absent, adjusted for gender, age group and geographical area of residence at diagnosis...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982492/possibilities-and-challenges-of-a-large-international-benchmarking-in-pediatric-diabetology-the-sweet-experience
#18
Michael Witsch, Ioanna Kosteria, Olga Kordonouri, Guy Alonso, Margarita Archinkova, Stephane Besancon, Niels H Birkebæk, Natasa Bratina, Valentino Cherubini, Ragnar Hanas, Dhruvi Hasnani, Violeta Iotova, João Filipe Raposo, Anke Schwandt, Zdenek Sumnik, Jannet Svensson, Henk Veeze
AIM: Despite the existence of evidence-based guidelines for the care of children with diabetes, widespread gaps in knowledge, attitude, and practice remain. The purpose of this paper is to present a review of benchmarking practices and results of this process within SWEET, moreover focusing on current challenges and future directions. METHODS: Biannually, members electronically transfer de-identified clinic data for 37 parameters to the SWEET database. Each center receives benchmarking and data validation reports...
October 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972231/increase-hospital-physicians-awareness-of-expenditure-generated-by-their-prescription-in-the-ambulatory-sector-learning-from-the-experience-of-the-37-public-hospitals-of-paris-in-diabetology
#19
F Bocquet, I Fusier, A Cordonnier, P Lechat, P Paubel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956024/joint-position-statement-on-nutraceuticals-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia-of-the-italian-society-of-diabetology-sid-and-of-the-italian-society-for-the-study-of-arteriosclerosis-sisa
#20
REVIEW
M Pirro, C Vetrani, C Bianchi, M R Mannarino, F Bernini, A A Rivellese
AIM: Evidence showed that LDL-cholesterol lowering is associated with a significant cardiovascular risk reduction. The initial therapeutic approach to hypercholesterolemia includes dietary modifications but the compliance to recommendations is often inadequate. Some dietary components with potential cholesterol-lowering activity are present in small amounts in food. Therefore, in recent years the use of "nutraceuticals" (i.e., nutrients and/or bioactive compounds with potential beneficial effects on human health) has become widespread...
January 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
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