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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096437/phase-angle-predicts-arterial-stiffness-and-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Margarida Sarmento-Dias, Carla Santos-Araújo, Rui Poínhos, Bruno Oliveira, Maria Sousa, Liliana S Silva, Isabel S Silva, Flora Correia, Manuel Pestana
♦ Objectives: Fluid overload (FO) is frequently present in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with markers of malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis/calcification (MIAC) syndrome. We examined the relationships in stable PD patients between phase angle (PhA) and the spectrum of uremic vasculopathy including vascular calcification and arterial stiffness and between PhA and changes in serum fetuin-A levels. ♦ Methods: Sixty-one stable adult PD patients were evaluated in a cross-sectional study (ST1)...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092305/prevalence-and-impact-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-patient-reported-outcomes-in-ccfa-partners
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Maisa I Abdalla, Robert S Sandler, Michael D Kappelman, Christopher F Martin, Wenli Chen, Kristen Anton, Millie D Long
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with persistent symptoms despite no or minimal inflammation are frequently described as having an overlap of IBD and irritable bowel syndrome (IBD-IBS). Limited data are available on how IBS impacts the individual patient with IBD. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of IBD-IBS and investigate its impact on patient-reported outcomes. METHOD: We performed a cross-sectional analysis within the CCFA Partners Study...
January 12, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090228/evaluation-of-radiation-dose-received-by-premature-neonates-admitted-to-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Mohmmadreza Aramesh, Kobra Aria Zanganeh, Masoud Dehdashtian, Arash Malekian, Jafar Fatahiasl
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the radiation dose received by premature neonates using diagnostic radiographies. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 116 premature neonates with gestational age from 25 to 37 weeks; with the diagnosis of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS) and tachypnea, they were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Ahvaz Imam Khomeini Hospital in 2015. For assessing the dose received, the model GR-200 thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) was used...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087977/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-untreated-nephrotic-syndrome
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Ashok Kumar Yadav, Raja Ramachandran, Abhinav Aggarwal, Vinod Kumar, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
AIM: Despite its importance in bone and cardiovascular disease in subjects with kidney disease, there is no data on fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) perturbations in nephrotic syndrome. We evaluated FGF23 and markers of mineral bone metabolism in subjects with untreated NS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we measured circulating levels of FGF23, 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], 1,25 di-hydroxy vitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D], serum albumin, serum calcium, phosphorus, creatinine and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in 101 patients with adults onset NS and 40 healthy controls...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078918/dietary-practices-of-children-and-adolescents-with-down-syndrome
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Marina Lummertz Magenis, Alessandra Gonçalves Machado, Angela Martinha Bongiolo, Marco Antonio da Silva, Kamila Castro, Ingrid Dalira Schweigert Perry
The aim of this study was to assess dietary intake, breastfeeding history, weight at birth and current weight in children and adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). Therefore, a cross-sectional, controlled study with 19 DS participants and 19 controls without DS matched by gender and age was performed. Except for vitamin D, a lower or the same frequency of insufficient intake in other micronutrients was noted in participants compared with controls. The DS group had a reduced exclusive breastfeeding duration and increased carbohydrate and caloric intake...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076517/standardization-of-the-face-hand-test-in-a-brazilian-multicultural-population-prevalence-of-sensory-extinction-and-implications-for-neurological-diagnosis
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Gustavo José Luvizutto, Marcelo Ortolani Fogaroli, Rodolfo Mazeto Theotonio, Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, Luiz Antônio de Lima Resende, Rodrigo Bazan
OBJECTIVE: The face-hand test is a simple, practical, and rapid test to detect neurological syndromes. However, it has not previously been assessed in a Brazilian sample; therefore, the objective of the present study was to standardize the face-hand test for use in the multi-cultural population of Brazil and identify the sociodemographic factors affecting the results. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study of 150 individuals. The sociodemographic variables that were collected included age, gender, race, body mass index and years of education...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076515/serum-adipocytokine-profile-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-young-adult-female-dermatomyositis-patients
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Marilda Guimarães Silva, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Suzana Beatriz Veríssimo de Mello, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the frequency of metabolic syndrome in young adult female dermatomyositis patients and its possible association with clinical and laboratory dermatomyositis-related features and serum adipocytokines. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 35 dermatomyositis patients and 48 healthy controls. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the 2009 Joint Interim Statement. RESULTS: Patient age was comparable in the dermatomyositis and control groups, and the median disease duration was 1...
December 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072728/upper-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-autoimmune-gastritis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Marilia Carabotti, Edith Lahner, Gianluca Esposito, Maria Carlotta Sacchi, Carola Severi, Bruno Annibale
Autoimmune gastritis is often suspected for its hematologic findings, and rarely the diagnosis is made for the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms. Aims of this cross-sectional study were to assess in a large cohort of patients affected by autoimmune gastritis the occurrence and the pattern of gastrointestinal symptoms and to evaluate whether symptomatic patients are characterized by specific clinical features.Gastrointestinal symptoms of 379 consecutive autoimmune gastritis patients were systematically assessed and classified following Rome III Criteria...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063097/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-liver-enzyme-levels-in-european-adolescents-the-helena-study
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Idoia Labayen, Jonatan R Ruiz, Inge Huybrechts, Francisco B Ortega, Manuel Castillo, Michael Sjöstrom, Marcela González-Gross, Yannis Manios, Kurt Widhalm, Anthony Kafatos, Christina Breidenassel, Gerardo Rodríguez, Jean Dallongeville, Frédéric Gottrand, Luis A Moreno
There is an increasing interest for the role of liver enzymes as predictors of non-liver-related morbidity and mortality. The American Heart Association (AHA) described the ideal cardiovascular health concept as a score of seven cardiovascular health behaviors and factors that can be used to monitor and predict ideal cardiovascular health over time. This study aimed to examine the association of the ideal cardiovascular health (ICH), as defined by the AHA, with liver enzyme levels in European adolescents. A total of 637 adolescents (54...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058746/multidimensional-impact-on-families-of-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
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Gurdeep S Dhooria, Harmeet P Singh, Deepak Bhat, Harmesh S Bains, Ravinder K Soni, Mohit Kumar
AIM: Children with nephrotic syndrome (NS) have prolonged disease course with relapses requiring frequent visits and prolonged steroid therapy with their long-term concerns. All these factors affect the child and their families in many domains of functioning. The objective of this study was to assess multidimensional impact on families of children with nephrotic syndrome using (PedsQL) Family Impact Module (FIM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a paediatric nephrology clinic of a tertiary care hospital...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053930/effect-of-socioeconomic-factors-and-family-history-on-the-incidence-of-diabetes-in-an-adult-diabetic-population-from-algeria
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Nour El Houda Ferdi, Khalida Abla, Haroun Chenchouni
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a serious public health problem worldwide and particularly in developing countries. In Algeria, this metabolic disorder occurs with a wide variety or atypical forms that linked to multiple risk factors including local habits and traditions. This study aimed to determine the impact of risk factors (metabolic syndrome, social, cultural, physical activity, family history and the treatment used) on the incidence of diabetes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 on a random sample from a resident population in Tebessa, Northeast Algeria, which underwent a significant expanding of diabetes prevalence conditioned by profound socioeconomic changes...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034975/pain-and-cognitive-functioning-in-adults-with-down-syndrome
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Nanda C de Knegt, Frank Lobbezoo, Carlo Schuengel, Heleen M Evenhuis, Erik J A Scherder
OBJECTIVE:  The aim of the present study was to examine whether cognitive functioning (i.e., memory and executive functioning) is related to self-reported presence of pain (i.e., affirmative answer to the question whether the individual feels pain) and experience of pain (i.e., intensity and affect) in adults with Down syndrome (DS). DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS:  Cross-sectional study of 224 adults with DS (mean age = 38.1 years, mild-severe intellectual disabilities) in the Netherlands...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034591/women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-have-comparable-hip-bone-geometry-to-age-matched-control-women
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Laura E McBreairty, Gordon A Zello, Julianne J Gordon, Shani B Serrao, Roger A Pierson, Donna R Chizen, Philip D Chilibeck
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age manifesting with polycystic ovaries, menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism, hirsutism, and insulin resistance. The oligomenorrhea and amenorrhea characteristic to PCOS are associated with low bone mineral density (BMD); conversely, the hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia may elicit a protective effect on BMD. As bone geometric properties provide additional information about bone strength, the objective of this study was to compare measures of hip geometry in women with PCOS to a healthy female population...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026037/relative-contributions-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-metabolism-syndrome-at-the-risk-of-reduced-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-among-chinese-mid-aged-and-elderly-men
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X R Qing, C C Wan, X J Shang, H G Li, C L Xiong, X X Zhan, D S Mo, H C Cai, H P Zhang, H T Guan, X B Kong, Y P Chen, T H Liu, B J Hao, S Y Zong
Testosterone deficiency and metabolism syndrome (MetS) are universal among ageing males, and they have been suggested responsible for poorer quality of life (QoL). We aimed to evaluate the relative contributions of reproductive hormones and components of MetS at the risk of reduced QoL among Chinese mid-aged and elderly men. A cross-sectional study recruited 2,364 males aged 40-79 years, and 2,165 was included for analysis eventually. The Chinese version of ageing male symptoms scale, 36-item Short Form and Beck Depression Inventory were applied to assess QoL...
December 27, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024830/relationship-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-with-bone-densitometry-in-postmenopausal-women
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Mahnaz Abbasi, Seyed Amir Farzam, Zahra Mamaghani, Zohreh Yazdi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of osteoporosis and bone fracture and the relationship between metabolic syndrome and bone density are controversial issues. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between metabolic syndrome and its components with bone mineral density in post menopausal women referred for bone mineral density (BMD) test. METHODS: A total of 143 postmenopausal women with at least one year of menopause experience participated in this cross-sectional study...
December 15, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024826/predictors-of-discordance-between-symptoms-and-signs-in-dry-eye-disease
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Jelle Vehof, Nicole Sillevis Smitt-Kamminga, Simone A Nibourg, Christopher J Hammond
PURPOSE: To investigate predictors of discordance between symptoms and signs in dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Cross-sectional association study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 648 patients with dry eye from the Groningen LOngitudinal Sicca StudY (GLOSSY), a tertiary dry eye clinic patient cohort from the Netherlands. METHODS: Patient symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. Dry eye signs were assessed by tear osmolarity, Schirmer test, tear breakup time, corneal and conjunctival staining, and meibomian gland dysfunction, all in both eyes, and a composite dry eye signs severity score was calculated from these 6 tests for each patient...
December 23, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013288/structural-cerebral-abnormalities-and-neurodevelopmental-status-in-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease-before-fontan-procedure
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Walter Knirsch, Kristina Nadine Mayer, Ianina Scheer, Ruth Tuura, Dietmar Schranz, Andreas Hahn, Kristina Wetterling, Ingrid Beck, Beatrice Latal, Bettina Reich
OBJECTIVES: Neonates with single ventricle congenital heart disease are at risk for structural cerebral abnormalities. Little is known about the further evolution of cerebral abnormalities until Fontan procedure. METHODS: Between August 2012 and July 2015, we conducted a prospective cross-sectional two centre study using cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuro-developmental outcome assessed by the Bayley-III. Forty-seven children (31 male) were evaluated at a mean age of 25...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002455/evidence-for-the-role-of-mast-cells-in-cystitis-associated-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-the-study-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-research-network-animal-model-study
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Xu Wang, Wujiang Liu, Michael O'Donnell, Susan Lutgendorf, Catherine Bradley, Andrew Schrepf, Liwei Liu, Karl Kreder, Yi Luo
Bladder inflammation frequently causes cystitis pain and lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) such as urinary frequency and urgency. Although mast cells have been identified to play a critical role in bladder inflammation and pain, the role of mast cells in cystitis-associated LUTD has not been demonstrated. Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory condition of the urinary bladder characterized by the hallmark symptoms of pelvic pain and LUTD. In this study we investigated the role of mast cells in LUTD using a transgenic autoimmune cystitis model (URO-OVA) that reproduces many clinical correlates of IC/BPS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998179/patients-intention-to-speak-up-for-health-care-providers-hand-hygiene-in-inpatient-diabetic-foot-wound-treatment-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-diabetes-outpatient-centres-in-lower-saxony-germany
#19
Thomas von Lengerke, Barbara Kröning, Karin Lange
Hand hygiene in wound care by health care providers (HCPs) is a key principle in treating hospitalized patients with diabetic foot infections. This study aimed to estimate the extent to which patients with type-2-diabetes (T2D) intend to speak up for HCPs' hand hygiene during inpatient foot treatment, test whether this motivation increases given the hospital would invite patients to speak up, and identify associations with socio-demographics, knowledge of hand hygiene requirements, and diabetes-related factors...
December 21, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997272/progesterone-receptors-and-proliferation-of-the-endometrium-in-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-lifestyle-intervention-study
#20
M Paulson, L Sahlin, A L Hirschberg
CONTEXT: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of endometrial cancer. This is usually explained by chronic anovulation and deficient progesterone activity. However, the role of progesterone receptors (PRs) in endometrial proliferation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate PRs in relation to endometrial proliferation in women with PCOS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study and lifestyle intervention. SETTINGS: Clinical and laboratory research unit at a university hospital...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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