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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139618/beyond-sarcopenia-characterization-and-integration-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-radiodensity-in-a-curable-breast-cancer-population
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Marc S Weinberg, Shlomit S Shachar, Hyman B Muss, Allison M Deal, Karteek Popuri, Hyeon Yu, Kirsten A Nyrop, Shani M Alston, Grant R Williams
Skeletal muscle loss, commonly known as sarcopenia, is highly prevalent and prognostic of adverse outcomes in oncology. However, there is limited information on adults with early breast cancer and examination of other skeletal muscle indices, despite the potential prognostic importance. This study characterizes and examines age-related changes in body composition of adults with early breast cancer and describes the creation of a novel integrated muscle measure. Female patients diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer with abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scans within 12 weeks from diagnosis were identified from local tumor registry (N = 241)...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137917/radiation-exposure-with-hybrid-image-guidance-based-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117866/ambulatory-systolic-blood-pressure-and-obesity-are-independently-associated-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophic-remodeling-in-children
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Linyuan Jing, Christopher D Nevius, Cassi M Friday, Jonathan D Suever, Arichanah Pulenthiran, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, H Lester Kirchner, William J Cochran, Gregory J Wehner, Aftab S Chishti, Christopher M Haggerty, Brandon K Fornwalt
BACKGROUND: Children with obesity have hypertrophic cardiac remodeling. Hypertension is common in pediatric obesity, and may independently contribute to hypertrophy. We hypothesized that both the degree of obesity and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) would independently associate with measures of hypertrophic cardiac remodeling in children. METHODS: Children, aged 8-17 years, prospectively underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and ABP monitoring. Left ventricular (LV) mass indexed to height(2...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117506/changes-in-body-mass-index-and-incidence-of-diabetes-a-longitudinal-study-of-alberta-s-tomorrow-project-cohort
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Ming Ye, Paula J Robson, Dean T Eurich, Jennifer E Vena, Jian-Yi Xu, Jeffrey A Johnson
Although obesity is a known risk factor for diabetes, the impact of body mass index (BMI) changes over time, especially BMI reduction, on diabetes development is less than clear. The objective of this study is to characterize the association between BMI changes over time and incidence of diabetes in a cohort of adults in Alberta. From 2000 to 2008, Alberta's Tomorrow Project (ATP) enrolled participants aged 35-69 to a population-based prospective cohort study. BMI was calculated from self-reported height and weight; change in BMI (∆BMI) was calculated as the difference between baseline and follow-up measurements...
November 5, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099614/blood-leukocyte-concentrations-fev1-decline-and-airflow-limitation-a-15-year-longitudinal-study-of-wtc-exposed-firefighters
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Rachel Zeig-Owens, Ankura Singh, Thomas K Aldrich, Charles B Hall, Theresa Schwartz, Mayris P Webber, Hillel W Cohen, Kerry J Kelly, Anna Nolan, David J Prezant, Michael D Weiden
RATIONALE: Rescue/recovery work at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site caused a proximate decline in lung function in Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) firefighters. A subset of this cohort experienced an accelerated rate of lung function decline over 15 years of post-9/11 follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To determine if post-exposure inflammatory cell concentrations are biomarkers for subsequent forced expiratory volume (FEV1) decline and incident airflow limitation...
November 3, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084318/dose-content-and-mediators-of-family-based-treatment-for-childhood-obesity-a-multisite-randomized-clinical-trial
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Denise E Wilfley, Brian E Saelens, Richard I Stein, John R Best, Rachel P Kolko, Kenneth B Schechtman, Michael Wallendorf, R Robinson Welch, Michael G Perri, Leonard H Epstein
Importance: Elucidation of optimal dosing and treatment content is critical for health care providers, payers, and policy makers, as well as mechanisms of change to inform intervention delivery and training initiatives for childhood obesity. Objectives: To evaluate effects, following a 4-month family-based behavioral weight loss treatment (FBT), of 2 doses (HIGH or LOW) of a weight-control intervention (enhanced social facilitation maintenance [SFM+]) vs a weight-control education condition (CONTROL; matched for dose with LOW), on child anthropometrics, and to explore putative mediators of weight loss outcomes...
October 30, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081582/quantitative-assessment-of-muscle-in-dogs-using-a-vertebral-epaxial-muscle-score
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Lisa M Freeman, James Sutherland-Smith, Lori R Prantil, Amy F Sato, John E Rush, Bruce A Barton
Muscle loss associated with disease (cachexia) or with aging (sarcopenia) is common in dogs, but clinically relevant methods for quantifying muscle loss are needed. We previously validated an ultrasound method of quantifying muscle size in dogs in a single breed. The goal of this study was to assess the variability and reproducibility of the Vertebral Epaxial Muscle Score (VEMS) in other dog breeds. Static ultrasound images were obtained from 38 healthy, neutered dogs of 5 different breeds between 1- and 5-years-old...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078011/bone-mineral-density-in-familial-partial-lipodystrophy
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Antía Fernández-Pombo, Javier A Ossandon-Otero, Cristina Guillín-Amarelle, Sofía Sánchez-Iglesias, Ana I Castro, Blanca González-Méndez, Silvia Rodríguez-García, Leticia Rodriguez-Cañete, Felipe F Casanueva, David Araújo-Vilar
OBJECTIVE: Type 1 and type 2 familial partial lipodystrophies (FPLD) are characterized by the loss or increase of subcutaneous fat in certain body regions, as well as metabolic disorders. Higher muscle volume and mass have also been described. However, so far, possible bone involvement has not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with type 1 and type 2 FPLD. METHODS: A total of 143 women were selected and distributed into three groups (17 women with FPLD2, 82 women with FPLD1 and 44 non-lipodystrophic obese female controls)...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075819/augmentation-mastopexy-with-a-dermal-encapsulated-round-or-anatomic-autoprosthesis
#9
Safvet Ors
INTRODUCTION: Several factors, such as aging, pregnancy, and weight loss, reduce the elasticity of the breast tissue, and ptosis occurs. Due to aging and gravity, it is not possible to completely prevent breast ptosis. The goal is to delay the recurrence of ptosis as much as possible. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 20 female patients aged 25-55 years. The patients who underwent surgery had different levels of ptosis. Although the patients wanted their breasts to be lifted and an increase in projection, they did not want implants to be used...
October 26, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069076/childhood-stunting-in-relation-to-the-pre-and-postnatal-environment-during-the-first-2-years-of-life-the-mal-ed-longitudinal-birth-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Stunting is the most prevalent manifestation of childhood malnutrition. To characterize factors that contribute to stunting in resource-poor settings, we studied a priori selected biological and social factors collected longitudinally in a cohort of newborns. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We enrolled 1,868 children across 7 resource-poor settings in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, and Tanzania shortly after birth and followed them for 24 months between 2 November 2009 and 28 February 2014...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065258/characterization-of-body-composition-and-definition-of-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-alcoholic-cirrhosis-a-computed-tomography-based-study
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Jaya Benjamin, Varsha Shasthry, Chetan Ramesh Kaal, Lovkesh Anand, Ankit Bhardwaj, Vanshja Pandit, Ankur Arora, Sasidharan Rajesh, Viniyendra Pamecha, Vikas Jain, Guresh Kumar, Anthony Loria, Puneet Puri, Yogendra Kumar Joshi, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Alterations in body composition (BC) as loss of fat and muscle mass (sarcopenia) are associated with poor outcome in alcoholic cirrhosis (ALC). Prevalence of sarcopenia depends upon the method of assessment. Computed Tomography (CT) is a gold standard tool for assessing BC. AIM: To characterize BC and define sarcopenia in ALC patients using CT. METHODS: Single slice CT images at L3 vertebrae of healthy controls (HC) - organ transplant donors and ALC patients were analysed to give cross-sectional area of five skeletal muscles normalized for height -skeletal muscle index (SMI; cm(2) /m(2) ), area of subcutaneous (SAT;cm(2) ) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT;cm(2) )...
November 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064310/hidden-blood-loss-and-its-influential-factors-after-laparoscopy-assisted-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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Chao Zhang, Heng-Wei Fan, Wan-Wan Yi, Zhi-Qiang Zheng
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of gastric cancer. It is generally thought that a minimally invasive technique results in less visible blood loss during the surgery. Nevertheless, a meaningful perioperative hidden blood loss (HBL) is often ignored. In this study, we investigated the amount of HBL and the influential factors after LAG for gastric cancer. METHODS: A retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 62 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopy-assisted total or distal gastrectomy at our center from May 2016 to May 2017...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063505/control-beliefs-are-associated-with-preserved-memory-function-in-the-face-of-low-hippocampal-volume-among-diverse-older-adults
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Laura B Zahodne, Nicole Schupf, Adam M Brickman
Growing evidence supports a link between locus of control and memory in older adults. Control beliefs may directly predict larger hippocampal volume (i.e., brain maintenance). Alternatively, control beliefs may be associated with smaller hippocampal volume at any given level of memory (i.e., cognitive reserve). Multivariable regression analyses examined associations between verbal episodic memory, locus of control and hippocampal volume among 236 non-demented older adults in the community-based Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project...
October 23, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063216/older-men-who-sustain-a-hip-fracture-experience-greater-declines-in-bone-mineral-density-at-the-contralateral-hip-than-non-fractured-comparators
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A M Rathbun, J Magaziner, M D Shardell, L M Yerges-Armstrong, D Orwig, G E Hicks, M C Hochberg
Men experience declining bone mineral density (BMD) after hip fracture; however, changes attributable to fracture are unknown. This study evaluated the excess BMD decline attributable to hip fracture among older men. Older men with hip fracture experienced accelerated BMD declines and are at an increased risk of secondary fractures. INTRODUCTION: The objective was to determine whether bone mineral density (BMD) changes in men after hip fracture exceed that expected with aging. METHODS: Two cohorts were used: Baltimore Hip Studies 7th cohort (BHS-7) and Baltimore Men's Osteoporosis Study (MOST)...
October 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053942/do-elite-breath-hold-divers-suffer-from-mild-short-term-memory-impairments
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François Billaut, Patrice Gueit, Sylvane Faure, Guillaume Costalat, Frédéric Lemaitre
Repeated apneas are associated with severe hypoxemia that may ultimately lead to loss of consciousness in some breath-hold divers. Despite increasing number of practitioners, the relationship between apnea-induced hypoxia and neurocognitive functions is still poorly understood in the sport of free diving. To shed light onto this phenomenon, we examined the impact of long-term breath-hold diving training on attentional processing, short-term memory, and long-term mnesic and executive functions. Thirty-six men matched for age, height and weight were separated into three groups [12 elite breath-hold divers (EBHD, mean static apnea best time 371 sec, 105 months mean apnea experience); 12 novice breath-hold divers (NBHD, mean best time 243 sec, 8...
October 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046930/asfotase-alfa-treatment-for-1%C3%A2-year-in-a-16%C3%A2-year-old-male-with-severe-childhood-hypophosphatasia
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S A Bowden, B H Adler
We describe the clinical outcome of asfotase alfa therapy in a 16-year-old boy with severe childhood hypophosphatasia (HPP), who began therapy at age 15 years. The patient was diagnosed with HPP at age 2 years when he presented with genu varum and premature loss of primary teeth. He had a history of multiple fractures requiring 16 orthopedic surgeries with rod and pin placement in his lower extremities. He had chronic skeletal pain and used cane to ambulate with great difficulty. His height Z score at age 15 years was - 5...
October 18, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038630/effect-of-alveolar-segmental-sandwich-osteotomy-on-alveolar-height-a-preliminary-study
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Karan S Mehta, Kavitha Prasad, Vibha Shetty, Krishnappa Ranganath, R M Lalitha, Jayashree Dexith, Sejal K Munoyath, Vineeth Kumar
PURPOSE: Bone loss following extraction is maximum in horizontal dimension. Height is also reduced which is pronounced on the buccal aspect. Various surgical procedures are available to correct the bone volume viz. GBR, onlay bone grafting, alveolar distraction and sandwich osteotomy. Sandwich osteotomy has been found to increase the vertical alveolar bone height successfully. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the effect of alveolar segmental sandwich osteotomy on alveolar height and crestal width...
December 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035941/arterial-stiffness-and-cardiometabolic-phenotype-of-cameroonian-pygmies-and-bantus
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William Ngatchou, Daniel Lemogoum, Christian Mélot, Virginie Guimfacq, Philippe van de Borne, Jean Claude Wautrecht, Michel P Hermans, Luc Van Bortel, Marc Leeman
BACKGROUND: Pygmies living in the Central African rainforest with a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle have a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Because of progressive loss of traditional habitat and ancestral lands, some Pygmies have migrated to urban areas and adopt specific Bantu lifestyles such as increased salt consumption and a sedentary way of life. We tested the hypothesis that migrant Pygmies could present with hemodynamic and metabolic characteristics different from those of traditional in-situ Pygmies and possibly closer to those of Bantu farmers...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030560/risk-of-sarcopenia-and-osteoporosis-in-male-tuberculosis-survivors-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Chang-Jin Choi, Whan-Seok Choi, Churl-Min Kim, Sook-Young Lee, Kyung-Soo Kim
Short-term prospective studies have suggested that pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) preludes permanent loss of lean tissue and fat mass even when TB treatment is effective. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of sarcopenia and osteoporosis among Korean male TB survivors. Data of the population-based, Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (2008-2011) were analyzed, including 3,228 males aged 50 years or older who underwent chest X-ray (CXR) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028557/understanding-the-association-between-stunting-and-child-development-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-next-steps-for-research-and-intervention
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Jessica M Perkins, Rockli Kim, Aditi Krishna, Mark McGovern, Victor M Aguayo, S V Subramanian
Stunting, caused by experiences of chronic nutritional deprivation, affects approximately 25% of children under age five globally (i.e., 156 million children). In this review, evidence of a relationship between stunting and child development in low- and middle-income countries is summarized, and issues for further research are discussed. We focus on studies that measured low height-for-age among children less than 5 years old as the exposure and gross/fine motor skills, psychosocial competencies, cognitive abilities, or schooling and learning milestones as the outcomes...
November 2017: Social Science & Medicine
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