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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204757/prevalence-of-comorbidities-and-evaluation-of-screening-in-chinese-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Yutong Jiang, Pingping Zhang, Liudan Tu, Qing Lv, Jun Qi, Zhiming Lin, Zetao Liao, Shuangyan Cao, Jieruo Gu
The aim of the study was to determine whether the presence of spondyloarthritis (SpA) is associated with particular comorbidities and evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities, risk factors, and monitoring status in China. Three hundred forty-six patients fulfilling ASAS criteria for SpA were recruited from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. The prevalence of comorbidities and percentage of patients optimally monitored for comorbidities were calculated. The most frequent comorbidities were osteoporosis (31...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201865/an-inexpensive-high-temporal-resolution-electronic-sun-journal-for-monitoring-personal-day-to-day-sun-exposure-patterns
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Nathan J Downs, Alfio V Parisi, Harry Butler, Alex Rawlings, Raja Salem Elrahoumi
Exposure to natural sunlight, specifically solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation contributes to lifetime risks of skin cancer, eye disease, and diseases associated with vitamin D insufficiency. Improved knowledge of personal sun exposure patterns can inform public health policy; and help target high-risk population groups. Subsequently, an extensive number of studies have been conducted to measure personal solar UV exposure in a variety of settings. Many of these studies, however, use digital or paper-based journals (self-reported volunteer recall), or employ cost prohibitive electronic UV dosimeters (that limit the size of sample populations), to estimate periods of exposure...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197959/fractures-frequently-occur-in-older-cancer-patients-the-md-anderson-cancer-center-experience
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Beatrice J Edwards, Ming Sun, Xiaotao Zhang, Holly M Holmes, Juhee Song, Peter Khalil, Meghan Karuturi, Jay B Shah, Colin P Dinney, Robert F Gagel, Vicente Valero, Richard E Champlin, Debasish Tripathy, William A Murphy
PURPOSE AND INTRODUCTION: A growing number of cancer patients are older adults aged 65 years and older. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis, falls, and fractures. We sought to identify the incidence of fractures in older adults who underwent cancer care between January 2013 and December 2015. METHODS: A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed, and bone densitometry was measured at baseline, with a 2-year follow-up. RESULTS: In this study, among 304 patients with gastrointestinal, urologic, breast, lung, and gynecologic cancers we evaluated, and who completed the bone density testing (n = 199), 80% had osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia)...
December 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190137/high-risk-gastric-pathology-and-prevalent-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-with-pernicious-anemia
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Jing W Hughes, Brian D Muegge, Garry S Tobin, Marina Litvin, Lulu Sun, Jose B Saenz, C Prakash Gyawali, Janet B McGill
OBJECTIVE: Pernicious anemia (PA) develops from atrophic gastritis due to autoimmune destruction of parietal cells and results in achlorhydria, vitamin B12 and iron deficiencies, anemia, neurologic deficits, and premalignant and malignant stomach lesions. We report the presentation, diagnosis and gastric complications of PA in patients from an endocrinology practice. METHODS: Thirty-four patients (31 female, 3 male) with PA who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or gastrectomy were identified...
November 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178513/relationship-between-neonatal-vitamin-d-at-birth-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-the-nbsib-study
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Dong-Mei Wu, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Shan Wang, Yong-Jian Wang, Min Shen, Shao-Hua Fan, Juan Zhuang, Meng-Qiu Li, Bin Hu, Chun-Hui Sun, Ya-Xing Bao, Jing Yan, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
Previous studies suggested that lower vitamin D might be a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of ASDs in 3-year-old Chinese children and to examine the association between neonatal vitamin D status and risk of ASDs. We conducted a study of live births who had taken part in expanded newborn screening (NBS), with outpatient follow-up when the children 3-year old. The children were confirmed for ASDs in outpatient by the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5 criteria...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174154/reduced-serum-vitamin-d-concentrations-in-healthy-early-lactation-dairy-cattle
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S J Holcombe, L Wisnieski, J Gandy, B Norby, L M Sordillo
Cattle obtain vitamin D by ingestion or cutaneous exposure to UV light. Dairy cattle diets are frequently supplemented with vitamin D to compensate for limited sun exposure or during times of increased metabolic demands, such as the periparturient period, to maintain calcium homeostasis. Whether housing and supplemental vitamin D practices supply adequate amounts of vitamin D to optimally support the transition from gestation to lactation in dairy cattle is unknown. Our objective was to determine how serum vitamin D concentrations of dairy cows change with season, age, parity, and stage of lactation...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171407/vitamin-d-levels-in-a-cohort-of-portuguese-melanoma-patients-relate-to-time-of-follow-up-from-diagnosis-sun-exposure-behaviour-and-use-of-photoprotection
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Nélia Cunha, Sara Campos, Vasco Serrão
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164409/sun-exposure-and-behavioral-activation-for-hypovitaminosis-d-and-depression-a-controlled-pilot-study
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Justin Thomas, Fatme Al-Anouti
Several independent meta-analytic reviews suggest a relationship between vitamin D (VTD) deficiency and depressive symptoms. Theoretically, behavioural withdrawal (staying home, discontinuing outdoor activities etc.) is likely to exacerbate VTD deficiency. This pilot study assessed the efficacy of a modified form of behavioral therapy designed to simultaneously target VTD deficiency and depressive symptoms. College women (N = 114), all citizens of the United Arab Emirates, were screened for depressive symptoms and VTD deficiency...
November 21, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156273/contribution-of-sun-exposure-to-the-vitamin-d-dose-received-by-various-groups-of-the-spanish-population
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Maria-Antonia Serrano
Although the harmful effects of excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation are well known, the recommended dose of UV radiation is beneficial for the synthesis of vitamin D by the skin, in addition to being useful in the treatment of various illnesses and mental problems. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin D performs important functions in the human organism, such as absorbing calcium and phosphorous and contributing to the immune system, among others. Several studies have found that a high percentage of various groups of the Spanish population suffer from vitamin D deficiency, and since very few natural foods contain vitamin D, it was considered important to determine whether groups such as schoolchildren, outdoor workers and athletes, receive enough solar radiation to produce adequate levels of vitamin D in their daily activities...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155557/wearable-nanoplasmonic-patch-detecting-sun-uv-exposure
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Jessica G Barajas-Carmona, Leydi Francisco-Aldana, Eden Morales-Narváez
Sun exposure is known to yield beneficial health outcomes, including synthesis of adequate levels of vitamin D, beneficial modulation of blood pressure and is a valuable factor in mental health care. However, the increasing incidence of sun/UV exposure-related illness, such as skin cancer, is seriously concerning public health authorities as well as the scientific community. Consequently, moderate sun/UV exposure is strongly recommended. A wearable nanoplasmonic patch whose original color changes upon sun exposure due to its UV-responsive capabilities that are visually detectable has been engineered...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153154/a-100-year-review-from-ascorbic-acid-to-zinc-mineral-and-vitamin-nutrition-of-dairy-cows
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W P Weiss
Mineral and vitamin nutrition of dairy cows was studied before the first volume of the Journal of Dairy Science was published and is still actively researched today. The initial studies on mineral nutrition of dairy cows were simple balance experiments (although the methods available at the time for measuring minerals were anything but simple). Output of Ca and P in feces, urine, and milk was subtracted from intake of Ca and P, and if values were negative it was often assumed that cows were lacking in the particular mineral...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143981/high-plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-high-risk-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-mendelian-randomisation-study-of-97849-individuals
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U C Winsløw, B G Nordestgaard, S Afzal
BACKGROUND: High plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 (OH)D) concentration has been associated observationally with high risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, while many studies suggest that vitamin D could have a protective effect on cancer. The true association between vitamin D and risk of skin cancer remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: In this Mendelian randomisation study we tested the hypothesis that genetically high plasma 25(OH)D protects against non-melanoma skin cancer...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141476/comparison-of-sun-exposure-versus-vitamin-d-supplementation-for-pregnant-women-with-vitamin-d-deficiency
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Maryam Hajhashemi, Azadeh Khorsandi, Fedyeh Haghollahi
INTRODUCTION: Maternal vitamin D deficiency is widespread health problem which is more important in pregnant women which affects fetus growth and bone development. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sun exposure versus vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective clinical trial was performed on 87 pregnant women with vitamin D deficiency. Group A was treated with vitamin D 4000 IU per day for 10 weeks, while group B was recommended for sun exposure for 30 minutes daily (30% body surface area) for 10 weeks in summer and between 10 am-4 pm in direct sunlight...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138534/vitamin-d-levels-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Lin An, Ming-Hui Sun, Feng Chen, Jin-Ran Li
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the association between vitamin D and systemic sclerosis (SSc) by meta-analysis. Methods: A comprehensive search was performed through June 12, 2017. Pooled standardized mean difference (SMD) was used to estimate the mean vitamin D difference between case and control groups (or between diffused- and limited-type SSc). Pooled risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the impact of vitamin D level on clinical characteristics of SSc patients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137635/the-association-between-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-concentration-and-serum-lipids-in-the-rural-population-of-china
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Huina Ge, Hualei Sun, Teng Wang, Xinxin Liu, Xing Li, Fei Yu, Han Han, Jun Wang, Wenjie Li
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is implicated in some diseases, including cardiovascular. Few studies have assessed the correlation between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25(OH) D3] and serum lipids. In this study, we explored the correlation between serum 25(OH) D3 concentrations and serum lipids with a typical sample of the rural population in China. METHODS: Face-to-face research was used to gather some basic information. Fasting serum concentrations of 25-(OH) D3, total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) and, LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) tested in the laboratory...
November 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137132/maternal-vitamin-d-status-and-the-relationship-with-neonatal-anthropometric-and-childhood-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-results-from-the-seychelles-child-development-nutrition-study
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Eamon Laird, Sally W Thurston, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Conrad F Shamlaye, Gary J Myers, Philip W Davidson, Gene E Watson, Emeir M McSorley, Maria S Mulhern, Alison J Yeates, Mary Ward, Helene McNulty, J J Strain
Vitamin D has an important role in early life; however, the optimal vitamin D status during pregnancy is currently unclear. There have been recent calls for pregnant women to maintain circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations >100 nmol/L for health, yet little is known about the long-term potential benefits or safety of achieving such high maternal 25(OH)D concentrations for infant or child health outcomes. We examined maternal vitamin D status and its associations with infant anthropometric and later childhood neurocognitive outcomes in a mother-child cohort in a sun-rich country near the equator (4...
November 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136033/sun-exposure-in-pigs-increases-the-vitamin-d-nutritional-quality-of-pork
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D Enette Larson-Meyer, Bennett C Ingold, Samanta R Fensterseifer, Kathleen J Austin, Perry J Wechsler, Bruce W Hollis, Andrew J Makowski, Brenda M Alexander
There is a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency worldwide likely because of both limited sun-exposure and inadequate dietary intake. Meat, including pork, is not typically considered a dietary source of vitamin D, possibly because of management practices that raise pigs in confinement. This experiment determined the vitamin D content of loin and subcutaneous adipose tissue in sun-exposed finisher pigs. Two separate groups of pigs were used. The first group (28 white Landrace-Duroc) was assigned at random to either sunlight exposure (SUN) in spring and summer or confinement per standard practice (Control)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129230/prevalence-of-lifestyle-practices-that-might-affect-bone-health-in-relation-to-vitamin-d-status-among-female-saudi-adolescents
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Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Suhad Bahijri, Anwar Borai, Zeyad AlRaddadi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of osteoporosis begins in childhood and adolescence, as most bone mass is accumulated during the first 2 decades of life, with 90% to 95% of an adult's bone mineral content being achieved by the end of adolescence. Therefore, targeting modifiable behaviors among adolescents has an important effect on attaining adequate peak bone mass and minimizing risks for future fractures. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of behaviors affecting bone health and vitamin D status and to identify factors associated with vitamin D deficiency among female Saudi adolescents...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124697/ultraviolet-b-radiation-the-vitamin-d-connection
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Michael F Holick
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. During exposure to sunlight the skin transforms 7-dehydrocholesterol into vitamin D3. Throughout evolution vitamin D3 has played a pivotal role in the evolution of vertebrates. Vitamin D is not only critically important for bone health but has a multitude of other biologic functions to help reduce chronic illnesses. This Chapter reviews how vitamin D is produced in the skin, factors that affect its production and a prospective on how to obtain vitamin D from sensible sun exposure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123454/vitamin-d-the-best-thing-under-the-sun
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Mo Hameed Thoufeeq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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