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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916865/associations-of-vitamin-d-with-inter-and-intra-muscular-adipose-tissue-and-insulin-resistance-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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David Scott, Anju Joham, Helena Teede, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Cheryce Harrison, Samantha Cassar, Samantha Hutchison, Peter R Ebeling, Nigel Stepto, Barbora de Courten
Low vitamin D and insulin resistance are common in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and associated with higher inter- and intra-muscular adipose tissue (IMAT). We investigated associations between vitamin D, IMAT and insulin resistance in a cross-sectional study of 40 women with PCOS and 30 women without PCOS, and pre- and post-exercise in a 12-week intervention in 16 overweight participants (10 with PCOS and six without PCOS). A non-classical body mass index (BMI) threshold was used to differentiate lean and overweight women (BMI ≥ 27 kg/m²)...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916571/impact-and-seasonality-of-human-rhinovirus-infection-in-hospitalized-patients-for-two-consecutive-years
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Jaqueline Leotte, Hygor Trombetta, Heloisa Z Faggion, Bernardo M Almeida, Meri B Nogueira, Luine R Vidal, Sonia M Raboni
OBJECTIVES: To report epidemiological features, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of human rhinovirus (HRV) infections in comparison with other community acquired respiratory virus (CRV) infections in patients hospitalized for two consecutive years. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. Clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory data of patients hospitalized with acute respiratory syndrome in a tertiary care hospital from 2012 to 2013 were reviewed. RESULTS: HRV was the most common CRV observed (36%, 162/444) and was present in the majority of viral co-detections (69%, 88/128), mainly in association with human enterovirus (45%)...
December 1, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914838/lacrimal-gland-involvement-in-blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus-inversus-syndrome
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Ana Filipa Duarte, Patricia M S Akaishi, Greice A de Molfetta, Salomão Chodraui-Filho, Murilo Cintra, Alcina Toscano, Wilson Araujo Silva, Antonio A V Cruz
PURPOSE: To describe the involvement of the lacrimal gland (LG) in blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with BPES (10 female, 11 male) aged on average 15 years (range, 2-39 years), from 3 Brazilian medical centers and 1 Portuguese medical center. METHODS: Patients had their ocular surface evaluated with slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and tear production quantified with the Schirmer test I...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908213/determinants-of-low-bone-mineral-density-in-premenopausal-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients
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Cihan Karadağ, Tevfik Yoldemir, Dilek Gogas Yavuz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the bone mineral density (BMD) values and to determine the associations between BMD and insulin sensitivity, hyperandrogenemia, body mass index (BMI), and sex hormones in premenopausal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. METHODS: A hundred and three women with PCOS and sixty age- and BMI-matched healthy control women were enrolled to this cross-sectional study. Serum androgen and estradiol (E2) levels were measured...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905651/-current-evidence-on-health-benefits-of-the-mediterranean-diet
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Catalina Dussaillant, Guadalupe Echeverría, Inés Urquiaga, Nicolás Velasco, Attilio Rigotti
The Mediterranean diet is currently considered a functional diet with an increasing amount of scientific evidence that supports its beneficial effects in human health. Several observational cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies show an association between this diet and a lower prevalence and incidence of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases as well as a reduced overall mortality. Additionally, clinical interventional studies, particularly the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) initiative, have shown, with high quality scientific evidence, that a Mediterranean diet -supplemented either with olive oil or nuts- can lower by 30% the incidence of cardiovascular disease, reverse the metabolic syndrome, and prevent the development of diabetes and aging-related cognitive decline...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903999/burnout-syndrome-among-hemodialysis-and-peritoneal-dialysis-nurses
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Ayten Karakoc, Murvet Yilmaz, Nilufer Alcalar, Bennur Esen, Hasan Kayabasi, Dede Sit
INTRODUCTION: Burnout, a syndrome with 3 dimensions of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduction of personal accomplishment, is very common among hemodialysis nurses, while data are scarce regarding the prevalence of burnout syndrome (BS) among peritoneal dialysis (PD) nurses. This study aimed to assess and compare demographic and professional characteristics and burnout levels in hemodialysis and PD nurses, and to investigate factors that increase the level of burnout in dialysis nurses...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901076/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-risk-factors-among-rural-adults-in-nantong-china
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Jing Xiao, Chuan-Li Wu, Yue-Xia Gao, Shu-Lan Wang, Lei Wang, Qing-Yun Lu, Xiao-Jian Wang, Tian-Qi Hua, Huan Shen, Hui Cai
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) varies worldwide due to genetic and environmental factors. A population-based cross-sectional study, with 37,582 participants recruited in Nantong, China in 2007-2008 (stage I) and 2013 (stage II). Socio-demographic, lifestyle factors, disease history and fasting blood sample were collected. The prevalence of MS was much higher in 2013 (42.6%) than that in 2007-2008 (21.6%), which was significantly higher in older people in both stages. Participants with two or more familial history of diseases were associated with a higher MS prevalence compared to those who didn't have familial history of diseases...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899373/influence-of-geolocation-and-ethnicity-on-the-phenotypic-expression-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-at-diagnosis-in-8310-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-from-the-big-data-sj%C3%A3-gren-project-consortium
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Pilar Brito-Zerón, Nihan Acar-Denizli, Margit Zeher, Astrid Rasmussen, Raphaele Seror, Elke Theander, Xiaomei Li, Chiara Baldini, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Debashish Danda, Luca Quartuccio, Roberta Priori, Gabriela Hernandez-Molina, Aike A Kruize, Valeria Valim, Marika Kvarnstrom, Damien Sene, Roberto Gerli, Sonja Praprotnik, David Isenberg, Roser Solans, Maureen Rischmueller, Seung-Ki Kwok, Gunnel Nordmark, Yasunori Suzuki, Roberto Giacomelli, Valerie Devauchelle-Pensec, Michele Bombardieri, Benedikt Hofauer, Hendrika Bootsma, Johan G Brun, Guadalupe Fraile, Steven E Carsons, Tamer A Gheita, Jacques Morel, Cristina Vollenveider, Fabiola Atzeni, Soledad Retamozo, Ildiko Fanny Horvath, Kathy Sivils, Thomas Mandl, Pulukool Sandhya, Salvatore De Vita, Jorge Sanchez-Guerrero, Eefje van der Heijden, Virginia Fernandes Moça Trevisani, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Xavier Mariette, Manuel Ramos-Casals
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the influence of geolocation and ethnicity on the clinical presentation of primary Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) at diagnosis. METHODS: The Big Data Sjögren Project Consortium is an international, multicentre registry designed in 2014. By January 2016, 20 centres from five continents were participating. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed. RESULTS: We included 7748 women (93%) and 562 men (7%), with a mean age at diagnosis of primary SjS of 53 years...
November 29, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888843/normal-variants-accessory-muscles-about-the-ankle
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Yvonne Cheung
Accessory muscles around the ankle are commonly encountered as incidental findings on cross-sectional imaging. Mostly asymptomatic, accessory muscles sometimes mimic mass lesions. They have been implicated as the cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome, impingement of surrounding structures, and chronic pain. Distinguishing these muscles can be challenging, because some travel along a similar path. This article describes these accessory muscles in detail, including their relationships to the aponeurosis of the lower leg...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884414/low-muscle-mass-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescents-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2009-2011
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Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
Little is known about the relationship between low muscle mass (LMM) and metabolic risk factors in adolescents. We hypothesized that LMM in adolescents is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Korean adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 1420 participants (749 males and 671 females), aged 12 to 19 years, who participated in the 2009-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass was divided by body weight, and any value below the lower quintile of the study population, according to each age and sex category, was considered to represent LMM...
November 3, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882597/morphological-analyses-in-fragility-of-pili-torti-with-bj%C3%A3-rnstad-syndrome
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Yuki Marubashi, Takeshi Yanagishita, Jun Muto, Nobuhiko Taguchi, Kazumitsu Sugiura, Yoshiyuki Kawamoto, Masashi Akiyama, Daisuke Watanabe
Pili torti is an extremely rare hair phenotype characterized by short length of hairs with hair shafts being easily broken. However, the mechanism of fragility in pili torti is unclear. In this study, we examined the underlying morphological features responsible for pili torti formation using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). We used pili torti samples from a patient with Björnstad syndrome and normal hairs from a healthy subject as a comparison. The macroscopic morphological features of the samples agreed with the results of a previous study showing that pili torti is twisted, flattened, thin and with partial trichorrhexis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879554/measles-and-rubella-seroprevalence-among-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-zambian-youth
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Catherine G Sutcliffe, Kelly Searle, Hellen K Matakala, Dip Biomed, Michelle Greenman, Kaitlin Rainwater-Lovett, Philip E Thuma, William J Moss
BACKGROUND: Measles and congenital rubella syndrome remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality despite available vaccines. HIV-infected youth may be at increased risk of measles because of greater waning immunity following vaccination. At a population level, they constitute a potentially large pool of susceptibles to measles and rubella. More data among HIV-infected youth in sub-Saharan Africa are needed to guide vaccination policy and control strategies. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was nested within two ongoing studies of malaria and HIV in Zambia...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876405/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-with-williams-beuren-syndrome
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Z M Sammour, J de Bessa, M Hisano, H Bruschini, C A Kim, M Srougi, C M Gomes
INTRODUCTION: Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) is a genetic condition caused by a microscopic deletion in the chromosome band 7q11.23. Individuals with WBS may present with congenital cardiovascular defects, neurodevelopmental disturbances and structural abnormalities of the urinary tract. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) seem to be frequent in this population, but studies on this topic are scarce and based on small case series. OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the acquisition of bladder control in a large population with WBS...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870681/kidney-cancer
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S Brandon Hancock, Christos S Georgiades
The number of new cases of renal cell carcinoma has been steadily increasing since the 1960s, reaching 62,000 and 89,000 annually in the United States and Europe, respectively, in 2016. The current standard of care for early-stage disease is nephron-sparing surgery, which has a demonstrated long-term disease-free survival and an acceptable safety profile. Technical developments (thin, powerful probes and real-time image guidance systems) have allowed image-guided percutaneous ablation to become a viable option for stage I renal cell carcinoma...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865615/association-between-the-dietary-inflammatory-index-waist-to-hip-ratio-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Alexis Sokol, Michael D Wirth, Marta Manczuk, Nitin Shivappa, Katarzyna Zatonska, Thomas G Hurley, James R Hébert
Inflammation due to poor diet may contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome (MetSyn). The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) was created to characterize diet on a scale from anti- to pro-inflammatory. Our hypothesis was that higher (i.e., more pro-inflammatory) DII scores are associated with an increased prevalence of MetSyn compared to those with lower (i.e., more anti-inflammatory) DII scores. Data from the Polish-Norwegian (PONS) Study were analyzed using logistic and linear regression procedures in SAS (version 9...
April 19, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863522/cardiometabolic-health-prescribed-antipsychotics-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-people-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel Bressington, Jolene Mui, Mei Ling Tse, Richard Gray, Eric F C Cheung, Wai Tong Chien
BACKGROUND: People with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSD) often have high levels of obesity and poor cardiometabolic health. Certain types of antipsychotics have been shown to contribute towards weight gain and there is some equivocal evidence that obesity is related to poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with SSD. It is also still uncertain if antipsychotic polypharmacy/higher doses of antipsychotics are linked with HRQoL and/or increased risk of obesity/Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)...
November 18, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856362/colonic-transit-and-bile-acid-synthesis-or-excretion-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-diarrhea-without-bile-acid-malabsorption
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Cédric Peleman, Michael Camilleri, Irene Busciglio, Duane Burton, Leslie Donato, Alan R Zinsmeister
: bile acid malabsorption (BAM). BAs are passively absorbed to a different extent along the mammalian colon, so that levels are lower in the feces than in proximal colon. Our aim was to explore associations among total, primary, and secretory BA in stool and colonic transit in patients with irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea (IBS-D) without overt BAM. METHODS: In a cross-sectional observational study of 116 patients with IBS-D recruited from local communities in Minnesota, we measured total and individual main fecal BA excretion, fecal fat and fecal weight over 48 hrs, fasting serum levels of C4 (surrogate for BA synthesis), and overall colonic transit by scintigraphy (geometric center at 24 hrs and 48 hrs)...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852283/effect-of-cessation-of-gh-treatment-on-cognition-during-transition-phase-in-prader-willi-syndrome-results-of-a-2-year-crossover-gh-trial
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R J Kuppens, E F Mahabier, N E Bakker, E P C Siemensma, S H Donze, A C S Hokken-Koelega
BACKGROUND: Patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have a cognitive impairment. Growth hormone (GH) treatment during childhood improves cognitive functioning, while cognition deteriorates in GH-untreated children with PWS. Cessation of GH treatment at attainment of adult height (AH) might deteriorate their GH-induced improved cognition, while continuation might benefit them. We, therefore, investigated the effects of placebo versus GH administration on cognition in young adults with PWS who were GH-treated for many years during childhood and had attained AH...
November 16, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845859/cross-talk-between-muscle-and-bone-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hypovitaminosis-d
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M Vuksanovic, G Mihajlovic, T Beljic Zivkovic, A Gavrilovic, B Arsenovic, J Zvekic Svorcan, M Marjanovic Petkovic, S Vujovic
OBJECTIVES: Visceral fat is more harmful than subcutaneous fat. Women with high amounts of visceral fat have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin resistance and low level of serum vitamin D. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized and controlled study. Postmenopausal women (n = 101) aged 45-70 years were included. The assessed parameters were: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) status, serum insulin and HOMA-IR, bone mineral density, total fat mass, fat mass index (FMI) measured by DXA, and muscle strength...
November 15, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843182/association-between-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-prostatic-enlargement-an-indian-perspective
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P R Nandy, Sabyasachi Saha
BACKGROUND: To find association between prostate gland volume to components of the metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational study in a tertiary care hospital of the Armed Forces of India. A total of 115 male patients aged 50-65 years attending the Urology OPD between Jan 2014 and July 2015 with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were included. Men with known malignant disease including carcinoma prostate, those on medical management for BPH and individuals with previous history of surgery related to urinary bladder/prostate were excluded...
October 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
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