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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528130/increased-body-mass-index-is-a-risk-factor-for-end-stage-renal-disease-in-the-chinese-singapore-population
#1
Quan-Lan Jasmine Lew, Tazeen Hasan Jafar, Mohammad Talaei, Aizhen Jin, Khuan Yew Chow, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
The relationship between body mass index (BMI) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is confounded by co-morbidities associated with both conditions. Furthermore, the association at low range BMI is controversial. We studied this association in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a population-based prospective cohort that recruited Singaporean Chinese men and women 45-74 years of age from 1993 to 1998. Self-reported weight, height, lifestyle factors, usual diet, and medical history were collected via an interviewer-administered questionnaire...
May 18, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526852/health-benefit-of-vegetable-fruit-juice-based-diet-role-of-microbiome
#2
Susanne M Henning, Jieping Yang, Paul Shao, Ru-Po Lee, Jianjun Huang, Austin Ly, Mark Hsu, Qing-Yi Lu, Gail Thames, David Heber, Zhaoping Li
The gut microbiota is an important contributor to human health. Vegetable/fruit juices provide polyphenols, oligosaccharides, fiber and nitrate (beet juice), which may induce a prebiotic-like effect. Juice-based diets are becoming popular. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence of their health benefits. It was our hypothesis that changes in the intestinal microbiota induced by a juice-based diet play an important role in their health benefits. Twenty healthy adults consumed only vegetable/fruit juices for 3 days followed by 14 days of customary diet...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526418/prevalence-of-measurable-disease-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#3
Guru Sonpavde, Ankit Madan, Mary K Baker, Jori E May, Gurudatta Naik, Sejong Bae
BACKGROUND: Because of the low historical prevalence of measurable disease in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), phase II trials have used prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and bone scan changes as primary end points. Frequent whole-body imaging and improved computed tomography technology currently identify measurable disease more frequently, warranting consideration of objective response as a major end point. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from reported phase III trials of mCRPC were analyzed...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526322/low-serum-creatinine-is-a-type-2-diabetes-risk-factor-in-men-and-women-the-yuport-health-checkup-center-cohort-study
#4
S Kashima, K Inoue, M Matsumoto, K Akimoto
AIM: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a risk factor for muscle loss and subsequent frailty. The reverse association, however, may also happen. This study examined whether serum creatinine level, an indicator of muscle mass, predicted diabetes development. In addition, a role for body mass index (BMI) as an effect modifier of creatinine levels was evaluated. METHODS: This cohort study included 9667 subjects without diabetes or hypertension and with normal creatinine levels at baseline...
May 16, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525858/effects-of-intermediate-frequency-magnetic-fields-on-male-fertility-indicators-in-mice
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K Kumari, M Capstick, A M Cassara, M Herrala, H Koivisto, J Naarala, H Tanila, M Viluksela, J Juutilainen
Human exposure to intermediate frequency (IF) fields is increasing due to new applications such as electronic article surveillance systems, wireless power transfer and induction heating cookers. However, limited data is available on effects of IF magnetic fields (MF) on male fertility function. This study was conducted to assess possible effects on fertility indicators from exposure to IF MF. Male C57BL/6J mice were exposed continuously for 5 weeks to 7.5kHz MF at 12 and 120μT. Sperm cells from cauda epididymis were analysed for motility, total sperm counts, and head abnormalities...
May 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525448/18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-complementing-the-role-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-for-providing-comprehensive-diagnostic-workup-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-suspected-relapse-following-radical-prostatectomy
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Shelvin Kumar Vadi, Baljinder Singh, Rajender K Basher, Ankit Watts, Ashwani K Sood, Anupam Lal, Nandita Kakkar, S K Singh
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET/CT and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) of pelvis in restaging prostate cancer (PC) patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: Twenty PC patients who had undergone RP and had BCR were recruited in this study. All the patients underwent whole-body FCH PET/CT and DCE-MRI of the pelvis. An overall pattern of recurrent disease was analyzed, and diagnostic accuracy for the detection of pelvic disease recurrence by the 2 modalities was evaluated by taking histopathologic analysis as the criterion standard...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524229/exercise-induced-quadriceps-muscle-fatigue-in-men-and-women-effects-of-arterial-oxygen-content-and-respiratory-muscle-work
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Paolo B Dominelli, Yannick Molgat-Seon, Donald E G Griesdale, Carli M Peters, Jean-Sébastien Blouin, Mypinder Sekhon, Giulio S Dominelli, William R Henderson, Glen E Foster, Lee M Romer, Michael S Koehle, A William Sheel
Reducing the work of breathing or eliminating exercise-induced arterial hypoxemia (EIAH) during exercise decreases the severity of quadriceps fatigue in men. Women have a greater work of breathing during exercise, dedicate a greater fraction of whole-body V̇O2 towards their respiratory muscles, and demonstrate EIAH, suggesting women may be especially susceptible to quadriceps fatigue. Healthy subjects (8M, 8F) completed three constant load exercise tests over four days. During the first (control) test, subjects exercised at ∼85% of maximum while arterial blood gases and work of breathing were assessed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524106/connecting-the-dots-from-an-easy-method-to-computerized-species-determination
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Senta Niederegger, Klaus-Peter Döge, Marcus Peter, Tobias Eickhölter, Gita Mall
Differences in growth rate of forensically important dipteran larvae make species determination an essential requisite for an accurate estimation of time since colonization of the body. Interspecific morphological similarities, however, complicate species determination. Muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns on the inside of the cuticula of fly larvae are species specific and grow proportionally with the animal. The patterns can therefore be used for species identification, as well as age estimation in forensically important dipteran larvae...
May 18, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523589/alternating-acetaminophen-and-ibuprofen-versus-monotherapies-in-improvements-of-distress-and-reducing-refractory-fever-in-febrile-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shuanghong Luo, Mengdong Ran, Qiuhong Luo, Min Shu, Qin Guo, Yu Zhu, Xiaoping Xie, Chongfan Zhang, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: No evidence can be found in the medical literature about the efficacy of alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen treatment in children with refractory fever. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the effect of alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen therapy on distress and refractory fever compared with acetaminophen or ibuprofen as monotherapy in febrile children. METHODS: A total of 474 febrile children with axillary temperature ≥38...
May 18, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523517/body-size-of-male-youth-soccer-players-1978-2015
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REVIEW
Robert M Malina, António J Figueiredo, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
BACKGROUND: Studies of the body size and proportions of athletes have a long history. Comparisons of athletes within specific sports across time, though not extensive, indicate both positive and negative trends. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate secular variation in heights and weights of male youth soccer players reported in studies between 1978 and 2015. METHODS: Reported mean ages, heights, and weights of male soccer players 9-18 years of age were extracted from the literature and grouped into two intervals: 1978-99 and 2000-15...
May 18, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523236/left-atrial-size-and-risk-of-recurrent-ischemic-stroke-in-a-chinese-population
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Jie Xue, Yuanshao Lin, Wensi Huang, Xiaoli Chen, Qian Li, Zhengyi Cai, Wanli Zhang, Yuansheng Ye, Bei Shao
BACKGROUND: Although a number of studies have reported the role of an increased left atrial (LA) size on stroke, limited data are collected about the relationship between LA enlargement and recurrent ischemic stroke in the Chinese population. Our aim was to assess the association of LA size with the risk of stroke recurrence, particularly with recurrent cardioembolic or cryptogenic stroke in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: The study recruited 313 consecutive patients with acute first-ever ischemic stroke...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522764/obesity-induced-discrepancy-between-contractile-and-metabolic-phenotypes-in-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscles-of-female-obese-zucker-rats
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Luz M Acevedo, Ana I Raya, Rafael Ríos, Escolástico Aguilera-Tejero, Jose-Luis L Rivero
A clear picture of skeletal muscle adaptations to obesity and related comorbidities remains elusive. This study describes fiber-type characteristics (size, proportions, and oxidative enzyme activity) in two typical hind limb muscles with opposite structure and function in an animal model of genetic obesity. Lesser fiber diameter, fiber type composition, and histochemical succinic dehydrogenase activity (an oxidative marker) of muscle fiber types were assessed in slow- (soleus) and fast-twitch (tibialis cranialis) muscles of obese Zucker rats, and compared with age- (16 weeks) and sex-matched (females) lean Zucker rats (N=16/group)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521880/pharmacokinetics-of-oral-hydrocortisone-results-and-implications-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jorien Werumeus Buning, Daan J Touw, Pauline Brummelman, Robin P F Dullaart, Gerrit van den Berg, Melanie M van der Klauw, Jasper Kamp, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, André P van Beek
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at comparing pharmacokinetics of two different doses of hydrocortisone (HC) in patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI). DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: Forty-six patients with SAI participated in this randomized double-blind crossover study. INTERVENTION: Patients received two different doses of HC (0.2-0.3mg HC/kg body weight/day and 0.4-0.6mg HC/kg body weight/day). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: One- and two-compartment population models for plasma free cortisol, plasma total cortisol and salivary cortisol were parameterized...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521815/proportion-of-cancer-in-a-middle-eastern-country-attributable-to-established-risk-factors
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Maya A Charafeddine, Sara H Olson, Deborah Mukherji, Sally N Temraz, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Ali I Shamseddine
BACKGROUND: Providing an estimate of the percentage of cancer in Lebanon by 2018 that is due to the exposure to risk factors in 2008. Factors include: smoking, body mass index (BMI), physical inactivity, dietary factors, alcohol consumption, infections, and air pollution in adults. METHOD: Population Attributable Fraction (PAF) was calculated using the proportion of the population exposed and relative risks for each risk factor from meta-analyses. The PAF estimates the proportion of cases in which exposure may have played a causal role...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517370/evaluation-of-dietary-methionine-requirement-of-male-korean-native-ducks-for-3%C3%A2-weeks-post-hatching
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Jaehong Yoo, Young-Joo Yi, Samiru S Wickramasuriya, Eunjoo Kim, Taeg Kyun Shin, Nu Ri Kim, Jung Min Heo
A total of 336 1-day-old male Korean native ducks (KND) were used in a completely randomized design with seven dietary methionine levels (0.30-0.90% with 0.1% increment) to determine the methionine requirement of male Korean native ducks for 3 weeks after hatching. Each dietary treatment had six replicates with eight ducklings per pen. One duckling from each pen (n = 6) was sacrificed to weigh empty body and drumsticks at the end of the experiment. Final body weight and weight gain of 3 weeks old KND were increased with increasing dietary methionine levels up to 0...
May 18, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516471/topical-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-analgesia-in-traumatic-corneal-abrasions
#16
REVIEW
Abel Wakai, John G Lawrenson, Annali L Lawrenson, Yongjun Wang, Michael D Brown, Michael Quirke, Omar Ghandour, Ryan McCormick, Cathal D Walsh, Ahmed Amayem, Eddy Lang, Nick Harrison
BACKGROUND: Traumatic corneal abrasions are relatively common and there is a lack of consensus about analgesia in their management. It is therefore important to document the clinical efficacy and safety profile of topical ophthalmic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the management of traumatic corneal abrasions. OBJECTIVES: To identify and evaluate all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the use of topical NSAIDs with placebo or any alternative analgesic interventions in adults with traumatic corneal abrasions (including corneal abrasions arising from foreign body removal), to reduce pain, and its effects on healing time...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516189/improving-the-rigour-of-vacterl-screening-for-neonates-with-anorectal-malformations
#17
Richard John England, Bala Eradi, Govind V Murthi, Jonathan Sutcliffe
PURPOSE: Screening investigations for the vertebral, anorectal, cardiac, tracheo-oesophageal, renal and limb (VACTERL) association form an important part of the management of neonates with anorectal malformations (ARMs). We developed a proforma to define investigations and indications for referral. The aim of the current study was to determine if the proforma could improve screening rigour. METHODS: Four centres performed a 3-year retrospective audit of neonates with ARM...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515921/association-between-periodontitis-and-prognosis-of-pancreatobiliary-tract-cancer-a-pilot-study
#18
Takayuki Maruyama, Takaaki Tomofuji, Tatsuya Machida, Hironari Kato, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Daisuke Uchida, Akinobu Takaki, Toshiki Yoneda, Hisataka Miyai, Hirofumi Mizuno, Daisuke Ekuni, Hiroyuki Okada, Manabu Morita
Several studies have indicated that periodontitis is a risk factor for cancer. However, the association between periodontitis and the prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer remains unclear. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the association between periodontitis and prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer. A total of 22 patients diagnosed with pancreatobiliary tract cancer were analyzed. Oral health status, including severity of periodontitis, general health status and biochemical serum markers were evaluated...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515892/timing-and-body-condition-of-dichromatic-black-redstarts-during-autumn-migration
#19
Tobias Roth, Elias Bader, Patrick Frara, Lorenz Heer, Heinz Flück, Thomas Lüthi, Barbara Schlup, Thomas Schwaller
Individual variation in postjuvenile molt in male Black Redstart is pronounced with about 90% of young males retaining female-like coloration (cairei plumage type) and about 10% acquiring adult male-like feathers (paradoxus plumage type). We examined whether autumn migration timing and body condition differed between individuals of the two plumage types. We used the data of 10,977 Black Redstarts captured during autumn at a ringing site in northern Switzerland where a protocol to record plumage types of captures has been applied since 1980...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515837/resistance-training-contribute-to-the-aerobic-components-of-an-exercise-session-in-adults-but-not-as-much-in-older-adults
#20
Neha Bharti, Travis Hrubeniuk, Andrea Mayo, Martin Sénéchal, Danielle R Bouchard
Previous research has indicated that active adults are able to achieve moderate intensity as measured via heart rate during a typical resistance training (RT) session. The main objective was to identify if overweight adults and older adults can reach aerobic moderate intensity at a rate comparable to adults displaying a recommended body mass index. Twenty participants in each group were asked to visit a fitness facility twice if they self-reported doing RT for a minimum two days per week. At the first session baseline characteristics and maximal lifting capacity for each RT exercise...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
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