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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690960/is-hepatovenocaval-syndrome-a-different-entity-from-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-children
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Iqra Mushtaq, Zafar Fayyaz, Nadeem Anjum
OBJECTIVE: To differentiate between clinical and demographic spectrum, and outcome in hepatovenocaval syndrome (HVCS) and Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Children Hospital, Lahore, from January 2014 to January 2017. METHODOLOGY: All children less than 18 years of age, presenting with ascites and visible veins over abdomen, flanks and back were enrolled in the study...
May 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687294/endoscopic-therapies-for-gastroparesis
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REVIEW
Andrew Su, Jeffrey L Conklin, Alireza Sedarat
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastroparesis remains a difficult-to-treat disease with limited therapeutic options. Though patients often have a common syndrome of stereotypic symptoms, the underlying pathophysiology is heterogeneous, often leading to variable treatment responses. Due to limitations in medical and surgical therapies, endoscopic options have been increasingly explored. These options can be broadly categorized into pyloric-directed therapy, non-pyloric-directed therapy, and nutritional support...
April 23, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686548/evaluating-predictors-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-patients-with-and-without-candidemia-on-micafungin
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Amy Carr, Peter Colley, Mezgebe Berhe, Hoa L Nguyen
Numerous risk factors have been linked to invasive candidiasis; however, they are nonspecific and often trigger empiric antifungal therapy in a large number of patients. Identification of more precise predictors could promote judicious use of empiric echinocandins. In this retrospective review, 127 patients with blood cultures positive for Candida spp. were compared to a randomly selected cohort of 134 patients on empiric micafungin for ≥3 days and with blood cultures negative for Candida spp. Factors associated with candidemia included total parenteral nutrition (TPN; 26...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686466/nutrition-status-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-receiving-hemodialysis
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REVIEW
Mitsushige Sugimoto, Hideo Yasuda, Akira Andoh
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) often develop gastrointestinal abnormalities over their long treatment period. In general, prognosis in such patients is poor due to the development of protein-energy wasting (PEW). Therefore, it is important to clarify the etiology of PEW and to establish better strategies to deal with this condition. Chronic Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) infection in the gastric mucosa has a close association with not only the development of peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer, but is also associated with abnormal plasma and gastric mucosal ghrelin levels that are seen in malnutrition...
April 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684049/clinical-factors-associated-with-early-progression-and-grade-3-4-toxicity-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-treated-with-nivolumab
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Coraline Dumenil, Marie-Ange Massiani, Jennifer Dumoulin, Violaine Giraud, Sylvie Labrune, Thierry Chinet, Etienne Giroux Leprieur
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been improved by development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) such as nivolumab for second-line treatment. As phase III trials include only selected patients, we here investigated the clinical factors associated with efficacy and safety of nivolumab in 'real life' patients with advanced NSCLC. METHODS: Clinical and histological characteristics, therapies and survival data of all consecutive patients with advanced NSCLC included prospectively and treated by nivolumab in two French academic hospitals between February 2015 and December 2016 were examined...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683981/chronic-liver-diseases-and-the-potential-use-of-s-adenosyl-l-methionine-as-a-hepatoprotector
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Silvia I Mora, Jonathan García-Román, Iván Gómez-Ñañez, Rebeca García-Román
Chronic liver diseases result in overall deterioration of health status and changes in metabolism. The search for strategies to control and combat these hepatic diseases has witnessed a great boom in the last decades. Nutritional therapy for controlling and managing liver diseases may be a positive influence as it improves the function of the liver. In this review, we focus mainly on describing liver conditions such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and intrahepatic cholestasis as well as using S-adenosyl-L-methionine as a dietary supplement and its potential alternative therapeutic effect to correct the hepatic dysfunction associated with these conditions...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683370/nutritional-supplement-bao-khi-khang-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-in-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ba X Hoang, Bo Han, Hoang X Nguyen, Khanh T Dang
To investigate the effectiveness of nutritional supplement Bao Khi Khang as an adjuvant therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared to conventional therapy alone. This was a prospective, randomized, open-label controlled trial in 60 patients presenting with acute exacerbation of COPD. Patients were randomized into two groups, the control and the experimental groups. The control group was treated with the standard therapeutic protocol (Antimicrobial+Corticosteroids+Bronchodilator+Mucolytic drugs)...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682516/antihypertensive-medications-and-change-in-stages-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Marina Komaroff, Fasika Tedla, Elizabeth Helzner, Michael A Joseph
Objectives: The goal of this study is to estimate the change in the relationships between use of five classes of antihypertensive medications and stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in American adults treated for hypertension. Methods: The US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data sets 1999-2012 were used with the final analytical sample of 3,045 participants. Population prevalence estimates were calculated using the NHANES survey design weights...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682446/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-myelofibrosis-a-case-report-and-revision-of-literature
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F Del Porto, C Tatarelli, A Di Napoli, M Proietta
Blood cytopenia represents one of the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and may occur as the first symptom of the disease. Antibody-mediated peripheral destruction of blood cells is the main cause of cytopenia observed in patients affected by SLE, however, inflammatory anemia, nutritional deficiencies, immunosuppressive therapy and, more rarely, myelofibrosis (MF) have also been documented. In the literature, 45 cases of autoimmune MF (AIMF) and SLE have been previously reported. Here the 46 th case of a 43-year-old female with a SLE and an underhand cytopenia, with a review of the literature...
2018: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680333/hydroelectrolytic-and-infectious-complications-in-one-year-of-parenteral-nutrition-in-critical-care
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A López, J J Varela, M M Cid, M Couñago, N Gago
OBJECTIVE: Parenteral nutrition consists of the intravenous administration of macronutrients, micronutrients and electrolytes. Our objectives were to evaluate the biochemical alterations during the first ten days of initiation and to quantify the bacteremia related to the central venous catheter during the administration of parenteral nutrition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of incidence and prevalence. We included 51 patients who started intravenous nutritional support therapy at Critical Care...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679994/food-pyramid-for-subjects-with-chronic-pain-foods-and-dietary-constituents-as-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-agents
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Mariangela Rondanelli, Milena Anna Faliva, Alessandra Miccono, Maurizio Naso, Mara Nichetti, Antonella Riva, Fabio Guerriero, Manuela De Gregori, Gabriella Peroni, Simone Perna
Emerging literature suggests that diet constituents may play a modulatory role in chronic pain (CP) through management of inflammation/oxidative stress, resulting in attenuation of pain. We performed a narrative review to evaluate the existing evidence regarding the optimum diet for the management of CP, and we built a food pyramid on this topic. The present review also describes the activities of various natural compounds contained in foods (i.e. phenolic compounds in extra-virgin olive oil (EVO)) listed on our pyramid, which have comparable effects to drug management therapy...
April 22, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679625/nutrition-therapy-within-and-beyond-gestational-diabetes
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REVIEW
Teri L Hernandez, Archana Mande, Linda A Barbour
With the global rising prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM), an adaptable, economical approach to nutrition therapy that effectively controls maternal glycemia while promoting normal fetal growth will have far-reaching implications. The conventional focus has been to rigidly limit all types of carbohydrate. While controlling glucose, this approach fosters maternal anxiety and is a primary barrier to adherence. Many mothers substitute fat for carbohydrate, which may unintentionally enhance lipolysis, promote elevated free fatty acids (FFA), and worsen maternal insulin resistance (IR)...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679620/longitudinal-association-between-periodontitis-and-development-of-diabetes-running-title-periodontitis-and-diabetes-development
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Kaumudi J Joshipura, Francisco J Muñoz-Torres, Bruce A Dye, Brian G Leroux, Margarita Ramírez-Vick, Cynthia M Pérez
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have shown very modest short-term improvements in glycemic control among participants with diabetes after periodontitis treatment. Few longitudinal studies suggest that periodontitis may be related to prediabetes/diabetes risk. METHODS: We evaluated 1,206 diabetes free participants in the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS) and 941 with complete 3-year follow-up data were included. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) methods were used to assess periodontitis...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679045/trends-in-the-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-among-preterm-infants-from-2003-2012-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-japan
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Hidehiko Nakanishi, Hideyo Suenaga, Atsushi Uchiyama, Yumi Kono, Satoshi Kusuda
OBJECTIVES: To determine the trends in mortality and the prevalence of abnormal neurodevelopmental outcomes among preterm Japanese infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective multicenter cohort of 30,793 preterm infants born at a gestational age ≤32 weeks, between 2003 and 2012, in the Neonatal Research Network, Japan, was evaluated in the primary analysis. Finally, 13,661 infants were followed-up until 3 years of age and evaluated for neurodevelopmental outcomes, including cerebral palsy (CP), home oxygen therapy (HOT) use, and visual, hearing, and cognitive impairments...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676072/current-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-survey-of-allergists-pediatric-allergists-and-dermatologists-in-korea
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Hye Yung Yum, Hyun Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Woo Kyung Kim, So Yeon Lee, Kapsok Li, Dong Hun Lee
PURPOSE: There is an unmet need for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), leading to variation in management strategies. To investigate distinct features and treatment modalities according to physicians' specialties, we collected data on the current treatment approach to moderate-to-severe AD among allergists, pediatric allergists and dermatologists in Korea. METHODS: This questionnaire-based study was administered to physicians from the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI), Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease (KAPARD), and Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association (KADA)...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672576/malnutrition-and-lipid-abnormalities-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-adults-in-addis-ababa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Melaku Adal, Rawleigh Howe, Desta Kassa, Abraham Aseffa, Beyene Petros
BACKGROUND: Both under- and over-nutrition may occur among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals and impact on the course of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its management due to the close interaction between immunity and nutrition. We investigated occurrence of undernutrition, excess weight and lipid abnormalities among antiretroviral naïve HIV-infected adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 594 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve HIV-infected adults was conducted in four hospitals in Addis Ababa from February to September 2013...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671062/the-impact-of-dietary-regimen-compliance-on-outcomes-for-hnscc-patients-treated-with-radiation-therapy
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Rafi Kabarriti, Amanda Bontempo, Maria Romano, Kevin P McGovern, Alyssa Asaro, Shankar Viswanathan, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur K Garg
OBJECTIVE: To analyze nutritional factors and compliance with dietary recommendations for associations with overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients receiving definitive RT for laryngeal and oropharyngeal cancers. MATERIALS/METHODS: We identified 352 patients with non-metastatic laryngeal (146) and oropharyngeal (206) cancer treated with definitive RT between 2004 and 2013. Disease and patient characteristics, treatment information, sarcopenia based on muscle areas at L3 level on CT, compliance with the nutritional program, and clinical outcomes data were tabulated...
April 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670613/innate-immunity-in-the-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome-and-its-implications-for-therapy
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REVIEW
Hiroyuki Horiguchi, Tyler J Loftus, Russell B Hawkins, Steven L Raymond, Julie A Stortz, McKenzie K Hollen, Brett P Weiss, Elizabeth S Miller, Azra Bihorac, Shawn D Larson, Alicia M Mohr, Scott C Brakenridge, Hironori Tsujimoto, Hideki Ueno, Frederick A Moore, Lyle L Moldawer, Philip A Efron
Clinical and technological advances promoting early hemorrhage control and physiologic resuscitation as well as early diagnosis and optimal treatment of sepsis have significantly decreased in-hospital mortality for many critically ill patient populations. However, a substantial proportion of severe trauma and sepsis survivors will develop protracted organ dysfunction termed chronic critical illness (CCI), defined as ≥14 days requiring intensive care unit (ICU) resources with ongoing organ dysfunction...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667703/diagnosis-and-management-practices-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-australia-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
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Nina Meloncelli, Adrian Barnett, Fiona Pelly, Susan de Jersey
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common pregnancy disorders; however, if well managed, women with GDM experience similar pregnancy outcomes to those without. Currently, there is limited evidence on actual management practices across Australia or how multidisciplinary teams interact to optimise care. AIMS: To examine the current screening, diagnostic, task and role perceptions and management practices, as reported by members of the GDM multidisciplinary team...
April 18, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665095/enteral-nutrition-and-dementia-integrating-ethics
#20
Denise Baird Schwartz
This narrative review highlights topics related to feeding patients with dementia, including the use of ethical principles and legal precedents; specifies guidelines and practice recommendations; provides an option to assist in applying the recommendations, such as comfort feedings instead of enteral nutrition; promotes the use of early advance care planning to achieve medical therapies based on an individual's wishes; and provides 3 case studies to demonstrate the clinical application of the information presented in the article...
April 17, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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