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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429583/a-qualitative-study-of-the-role-of-australian-general-practitioners-in-the-surgical-management-of-obesity
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K Jose, A Venn, M Nelson, F Howes, S Wilkinson, D Ezzy
General practitioners (GPs) are increasingly managing patients with class 2 and 3 obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 35 and 40 kg/m(2) , respectively). Bariatric surgery is considered for patients with class 2 obesity and comorbidities or class 3 obesity where sustained weight loss using non-surgical interventions has not been achieved. In Australia, GPs facilitate access to surgery through referral processes, but the nature of GP involvement in bariatric pre- and post-surgery care is currently unclear...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428168/testing-the-feasibility-and-usability-of-a-novel-smartphone-based-self-management-support-system-for-dialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
#2
Aki Hayashi, Satoko Yamaguchi, Kayo Waki, Katsuhito Fujiu, Norio Hanafusa, Takahiro Nishi, Hyoe Tomita, Haruka Kobayashi, Hideo Fujita, Takashi Kadowaki, Masaomi Nangaku, Kazuhiko Ohe
BACKGROUND: Diet and fluid restrictions that need continuous self-management are among the most difficult aspects of dialysis treatment. Smartphone applications may be useful for supporting self-management. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to investigate the feasibility and usability of a novel smartphone-based self-management support system for dialysis patients. METHODS: We developed the Self-Management and Recording System for Dialysis (SMART-D), which supports self-monitoring of three mortality-related factors that can be modified by lifestyle: interdialytic weight gain and predialysis serum potassium and phosphorus concentrations...
April 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427508/review-of-current-evidence-available-for-guiding-optimal-enoxaparin-prophylactic-dosing-strategies-in-obese-patients-actual-weight-based-vs-fixed
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Zikai He, Hana Morrissey, Patrick Ball
BACKGROUND: The current debate over the optimal Enoxaparin prophylactic dosing strategies in obese patients centre around whether it should be based on the actual weight of the patient (i.e. weight-based), or at an artificially fixed amount, as it is the case in Australia (40mg daily). The vast majority of the evidence available today is laboratory-based, measuring serum Antifactor-Xa activities as a marker for physiological response. AIM: The aim of the parent study is to compare the clinical outcomes for obese patients who received fixed doses of enoxaparin compared to those who received weight-based doses within the licensed dosage recommendations...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423047/impact-of-body-condition-on-influenza-a-virus-infection-dynamics-in-mallards-following-a-secondary-exposure
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Nicholas G Dannemiller, Colleen T Webb, Kenneth R Wilson, Kevin T Bentler, Nicole L Mooers, Jeremy W Ellis, J Jeffrey Root, Alan B Franklin, Susan A Shriner
Migratory waterfowl are often viewed as vehicles for the global spread of influenza A viruses (IAVs), with mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) implicated as particularly important reservoir hosts. The physical demands and energetic costs of migration have been shown to influence birds' body condition; poorer body condition may suppress immune function and affect the course of IAV infection. Our study evaluated the impact of body condition on immune function and viral shedding dynamics in mallards naturally exposed to an H9 IAV, and then secondarily exposed to an H4N6 IAV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420689/-the-year-of-first-aid-effectiveness-of-a-3-day-first-aid-programme-for-7-14-year-old-primary-school-children
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Balint Banfai, Emese Pek, Attila Pandur, Henrietta Csonka, Jozsef Betlehem
AIM OF THE STUDY: Bystanders can play an important role in the event of sudden injury or illness. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of a 3-day first aid course for all primary school age groups (7-14 years old). METHODS: 582 school children were involved in the study. Training consisted of three sessions with transfer of theoretical knowledge and practical skills about first aid. The following most urgent situations were addressed in our study: adult basic life support (BLS), using an automated external defibrillator (AED), handling an unconscious patient, managing bleeding and calling the ambulance...
April 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420112/the-association-between-breakfast-skipping-and-body-weight-nutrient-intake-and-metabolic-measures-among-participants-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Lijuan Zhang, Lorraine S Cordeiro, Jinghua Liu, Yunsheng Ma
The effect of skipping breakfast on health, especially in adults, remains a controversial topic. A secondary data analysis was conducted to examine associations between breakfast eating patterns and weight loss, nutrient intake, and metabolic parameters among participants with metabolic syndrome (MetS) (n = 240). Three randomly selected 24-h dietary recalls were collected from each participant at baseline and at the one-year visit. Skipped breakfast was seen in 32.9% at baseline and in 17.4% at the one-year visit, respectively...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418430/wat-on-a-chip-a-physiologically-relevant-microfluidic-system-incorporating-white-adipose-tissue
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Peter Loskill, Thiagarajan Sezhian, Kevin M Tharp, Felipe T Lee-Montiel, Shaheen Jeeawoody, Willie Mae Reese, Peter-James H Zushin, Andreas Stahl, Kevin E Healy
Organ-on-a-chip systems possess a promising future as drug screening assays and as testbeds for disease modeling in the context of both single-organ systems and multi-organ-chips. Although it comprises approximately one fourth of the body weight of a healthy human, an organ frequently overlooked in this context is white adipose tissue (WAT). WAT-on-a-chip systems are required to create safety profiles of a large number of drugs due to their interactions with adipose tissue and other organs via paracrine signals, fatty acid release, and drug levels through sequestration...
April 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417924/novel-nano-therapeutic-approach-actively-targets-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells-after-xenograft-into-nude-mice
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Amoura Abou-ElNaga, Ghada Mutawa, Ibrahim M El-Sherbiny, Hassan Abd-ElGhaffar, Ahmed A Allam, Jamaan Ajarem, Shaker A Mousa
The power of tumorigenesis, chemo-resistance and metastasis in malignant ovarian tumors resides in a tiny population of cancer cells known as ovarian cancer stem cells (OCSCs). Developing nano-therapeutic targeting of OCSCs is considered a great challenge. The potential use of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) was investigated as a drug delivery system for paclitaxel (PTX) against OCSCs in vitro and in vivo. PTX-loaded PLGA NPs were prepared by an emulsion solvent evaporation method, supported by incorporation of folic acid (FA) as the ligand...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417682/does-social-support-buffer-the-association-between-stress-eating-and-weight-gain-during-the-transition-to-college-differences-by-gender
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Katherine E Darling, Amy J Fahrenkamp, Shana M Wilson, Bryan T Karazsia, Amy F Sato
This study sought to examine whether social support moderates the relationship between stress eating and body mass index (BMI) change over the freshman year in males and females. This longitudinal study included 70 college students (72.9% female; M age = 18.23) who completed self-reported measures of stress eating and perceived social support, with objective height and weight measurements collected. Among males, social support moderated the relationship between stress eating and BMI change. Among males, social support may serve as a buffer against the impact of stress eating on weight gain during the freshman year of college...
May 2017: Behavior Modification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417575/effect-of-weight-reduction-on-hemoglobin-a1c-in-weight-loss-trials-of-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Anders Gummesson, Elisabeth Nyman, Mikael Knutsson, Martin Karpefors
AIMS: To quantify the effect of weight loss on HbA1c at group level based on data from published weight loss trials in overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients. METHODS: A systematic literature search in MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane CENTRAL (January 1990 through December 2012) was conducted to identify prospective trials of energy-reduced diets, obesity drugs or bariatric surgery conducted in adult, overweight and obese T2D patients. Based on clinical data from 3 to 24 months of follow-up, a linear model was developed to describe the effect of weight reduction on HbA1c...
April 18, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415066/effect-of-barbell-weight-on-the-structure-of-the-flat-bench-press
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Henryk Król, Artur Gołaś
Król, H and Gołaś, A. Effect of barbell weight on the structure of the flat bench press. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1321-1337, 2017-In this study, we have used the multimodular measuring system SMART. The system consisted of 6 infrared cameras and a wireless module to measure muscle bioelectric activity. In addition, the path of the barbell was measured with a special device called the pantograph. Our study concerns the change in the structure of the flat bench press when the weight of the barbell is increased...
May 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412958/supporting-parents-in-taking-care-of-their-infants-admitted-to-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-cohort-pilot-study
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Giuseppe De Bernardo, Maria Svelto, Maurizio Giordano, Desiree Sordino, Marina Riccitelli
BACKGROUND: Family-Centred Care (FCC) is recognized as an important component of all paediatric care, including neonatal care, although practical clinical guidelines to support this care model are still needed in Italy. The characteristics and services for families in Italian NICUs show a lack of organization and participation. METHODS: The first aim was to compare satisfaction and stress levels in two groups of parents: an FCC group and a non-FCC group (NFCC). The second aim was to evaluate body weight gain in the newborns enrolled...
April 17, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412555/one-dimensional-poly-l-lysine-block-poly-l-threonine-assemblies-exhibit-potent-anticancer-activity-by-enhancing-membranolysis
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Yu-Fon Chen, Ai-Li Shiau, Sue-Joan Chang, Nai-Shin Fan, Chung-Teng Wang, Chao-Liang Wu, Jeng-Shiung Jan
Herein, we report the oncolytic activity of cationic, one-dimensional (1D) fibril assemblies formed from coil-sheet poly(L-lysine)-block-poly(L-threonine) (PLL-b-PLT) block copolypeptides for cancer therapy. The 1D fibril assemblies can efficiently interact with negatively charged cellular and mitochondrial membranes via electrostatic interactions, leading to necrosis via membrane lysis and apoptosis via the mitochondria-lytic effect. The concept is analogous to that of 1D drug carriers that exhibit enhanced cell penetration...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411720/inter-and-intra-observer-reliability-of-risk-assessment-of-repetitive-work-without-an-explicit-method
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Kristina Eliasson, Peter Palm, Teresia Nyman, Mikael Forsman
A common way to conduct practical risk assessments is to observe a job and report the observed long term risks for musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of ergonomists' risk assessments without the support of an explicit risk assessment method. Twenty-one experienced ergonomists assessed the risk level (low, moderate, high risk) of eight upper body regions, as well as the global risk of 10 video recorded work tasks. Intra-observer reliability was assessed by having nine of the ergonomists repeat the procedure at least three weeks after the first assessment...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410235/cysteinyl-leukotriene-receptor-1-facilitates-tumorigenesis-in-a-mouse-model-of-colitis-associated-colon-cancer
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Janina Osman, Sayeh Savari, Naveen Kumar Chandrashekar, Kishan Bellamkonda, Desiree Douglas, Anita Sjölander
Cysteinyl leukotriene receptor 1 (CysLT1R) has been shown to be up-regulated in the adenocarcinomas of colorectal cancer patients, which is associated with a poor prognosis. In a spontaneous model of colon cancer, CysLT1R disruption was associated with a reduced tumor burden in double-mutant female mice (ApcMin/+/Cysltr1-/-) compared to ApcMin/+ littermates. In the current study, we utilized a genetic approach to investigate the effect of CysLT1R in the induced azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium (AOM/DSS) model of colitis-associated colon cancer...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409754/the-clinical-utility-of-anthropometric-measures-to-assess-adiposity-in-a-cohort-of-prematurely-born-infants-correlations-with-mri-fat-quantification
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T A Stokes, D Kuehn, M Hood, D M Biko, Ashleigh Pavey, Cara Olsen, C E Hunt
OBJECTIVE: To correlate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of body fat in preterm infants at the time of hospital discharge with same-day anthropometric measures, and to assess the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and WC/length ratio as indicators of visceral fat. STUDY DESIGN: MRI performed prior to NICU discharge in 25 infants born preterm at <32 weeks gestation. Total body fat and visceral fat were quantified using a commercial software program...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408969/effect-of-red-orange-juice-consumption-on-body-composition-and-nutritional-status-in-overweight-obese-female-a-pilot-study
#17
E Azzini, E Venneria, D Ciarapica, M S Foddai, F Intorre, M Zaccaria, F Maiani, L Palomba, L Barnaba, C Tubili, G Maiani, A Polito
The main objective of this research was to determine whether a commercial orange juice rich in anthocyanins could have an effect on body weight and on clinical parameters related to obesity including antioxidant status, lipid profile, and metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers. 11 women with an average BMI of 34.4 ± 4.8 kg/m(2) were enrolled in a pilot study. Over a period of 12 weeks they received 500 mL daily dose into two doses (250 mL) of commercial red orange juice (COJ). The biochemical parameters were measured at baseline and at the end of the study (12 weeks)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408811/systematic-review-on-strength-training-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-unsolved-question
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REVIEW
Ileana Ramazzina, Benedetta Bernazzoli, Cosimo Costantino
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of strength training, performed against a different resistance from body weight, in improving motor and nonmotor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The following electronic databases were searched: PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Scopus, and Web of Science. The review was conducted and reported in accordance with the PRISMA statement. Thirteen high-quality randomized controlled trials were included...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408337/is-bmi-the-best-adiposity-measure-for-prostate-cancer-risk-results-from-a-va-biopsy-cohort
#19
Lourdes Guerrios-Rivera, Lauren Howard, Jennifer Frank, Amanda De Hoedt, Devon Beverly, Delores J Grant, Cathrine Hoyo, Stephen J Freedland
OBJECTIVES: To test multiple adiposity measures and prostate cancer (PC) risk in men undergoing prostate biopsy. We hypothesized that BMI, body fat and waist circumference would be highly correlated and all would be associated with aggressive PC, but not overall risk. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case (483) -control (496) study among men undergoing prostate biopsy from 2007-2016 was conducted at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Anthropometric measurements and self-reported were taken...
April 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406088/population-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-in%C3%A2-chinese-infants%C3%A2
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Xiao-Yan Sheng, Chao-Yang Chen, Ling-Yue Ma, Ya-Ou Liu, Ying Zhou, Yi-Min Cui
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pharmacokinetics (PK) of vancomycin in Chinese infant patients using a population pharmacokinetic (PKK) approach in order to provide support for individualized vancomycin therapy. METHOD: The data included 72 sets of steady-state peak and trough serum concentrations from 61 infants (0 - 1 years). PPK analysis was performed using the nonlinear mixed-effects modeling software. Inter- and intraindividual variability was estimated for the clearance and distribution volume of vancomycin...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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