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Height loss with aging

Yaqoot Fatima, Suhail A R Doi, Abdullah Al Mamun
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore if there is a causal association between adolescence sleep problems and overweight/obesity (Ow/Ob) in young adults. METHODS: Youth self-reports were used to explore if adolescence (mean age 13.90 years, SD ±0.32) sleep problems lead to general Ow/Ob, computed from body mass index (n = 1075), or abdominal Ow/Ob, computed from waist circumference and waist to height ratio (n = 1179), in young adults (mean age 20.65 years, SD±0...
April 2018: Sleep Health
Shengtao Zhang, Conglin Ye, Qi Lai, Xiaolong Yu, Xuqiang Liu, Tao Nie, Haibo Zhan, Min Dai, Bin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spondylolysis and isthmic spondylolisthesis are common conditions. However, double-level lumbar spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are rare. We report 24 cases of it along with a review of literature and a briefly description of the clinical and radiological features and integrated management of patients with this condition. METHODS: Of 1700 inpatients diagnosed with lumbar spondylolisthesis at our hospital between January 2008 and September 2015, we selected those with a diagnosis of double-level spondylolisthesis who underwent surgery...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
X Sun, L Xu, Z H Chen, X Chen, C Z Du, S Li, Z Liu, B P Qian, B Wang, Z Z Zhu, Y Qiu
Objective: To evaluate the correction result of traditional dual growing rods on apical vertebral rotation. Methods: This study recruited 19 early-onset scoliosis patients (6 boys and 13 girls) who had received traditional dual growing rods treatment at Department of Spine Surgery, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital from January 2009 to July 2015. The age at initial surgery was (5.7±1.7)years(range, 3 to 9 years). Measurements of primary curve magnitude, height of T(1)-S(1), apical vertebral translation(AVR), apical vertebral body-rib ratio, apical vertebral rotation, thoracic rotation and rib hump were compared between pre-operatively, post-operatively, and at latest follow-up, through a paired- t test...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Xu-Dong Hu, Wei-Hu Ma, Wei-Yu Jiang, Yun-Lin Chen, Chao-Yue Ruan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of percutaneous pedicle screw fixation combined with limited open decompression technique for the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures with neurologic deficit. METHODS: The clinical data of 76 patients with thoracolumbar fractures with neurologic deficit underwent percutaneous pedicle screw fixation combined with limited open decompression technique from June 2010 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 45 males and 31 femals, aged from 17 to 56 years with an average of 32...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Linda M Hengeveld, Hanneke A H Wijnhoven, Margreet R Olthof, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Tamara B Harris, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Anne B Newman, Marjolein Visser
Background: Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is a major problem in older adults. Whether poor diet quality is an indicator for the long-term development of PEM is unknown. Objective: The aim was to determine whether poor diet quality is associated with the incidence of PEM in community-dwelling older adults. Design: We used data on 2234 US community-dwelling older adults aged 70-79 y of the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Linda K Ko, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, Sonia Bishop, Oralia Cisneros, Sarah Holte, Beti Thompson
BACKGROUND: Hispanic children are disproportionally overweight and obese compared to their non-Hispanic white counterparts in the US. Community-wide, multi-level interventions have been successful to promote healthier nutrition, increased physical activity (PA), and weight loss. Using community-based participatory approach (CBPR) that engages community members in rural Hispanic communities is a promising way to promote behavior change, and ultimately weight loss among Hispanic children...
February 28, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
José Vilaça-Alves, Fernanda Muller, Claudio Rosa, Rita Payan-Carreira, Rafael Lund, Filipe Matos, Nuno Garrido, Francisco José Saavedra, Victor Machado Reis
The aim of the present study was to observe whether performing a low intensity endurance exercise following an overnight fasted (FAST) or fed (FED) condition promotes different cardiorespiratory, enzymatic and hormonal responses. Nine male physical active subjects, (age 21.89 ± 2.52 years old, height 175.89 ± 5.16 cm, weight 72.10 ± 4.31 kg, estimated body fat 7.25 ± 2.11%), randomly performed two sessions of 45 minutes' low intensity exercise (individual ventilator threshold) interspersed by seven days, differentiated only in whether they were provided with a standardized meal or not...
2018: PloS One
M Pourhassan, I Cuvelier, I Gehrke, C Marburger, M K Modreker, D Volkert, H P Willschrei, R Wirth
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of refeeding syndrome (RFS) in older patients is not well-known. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of known risk factors for RFS in older individuals during hospitalization at geriatric hospital departments. DESIGN AND SETTING: 342 consecutive older participants (222 females) who admitted at acute geriatric hospital wards were included in a cross-sectional study. We applied the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) criteria for determining patients at risk of RFS...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
P C Jia, G Yang, W J Hu, Y J Zhao, M Q Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the accuracy of periapical film in evaluating the infrabone root surface area of single-root teeth with different types of resorption of the alveolar bone. METHODS: In this study, the medical records and imaging data of patients in Department of Periodontology of Peking University Hospital of Stomatology from January 2014 to December 2016 were retrospectively analysed. The involved teeth were divided into two groups: horizontal bone loss group and vertical bone loss group...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Kirit Arumalla, Vitish Singla, Sandeep Aggarwal, Harshit Garg, Ritesh Goel, Varidh Katiyar
Introduction: There is a worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity among the adolescent population in India from 16.3% in 2001 to 19.3% in 2010. Recent evidence suggests that bariatric surgery leads to resolution of comorbidities and associated long-term complications in adolescent patients with morbid obesity. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the impact of bariatric surgery on the weight loss and comorbidities of morbidly obese adolescents. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of the data of 10 adolescent patients, who underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at our institute (tertiary care hospital), from July 2009 to July 2016 was carried out...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
E Nilsson-Condori, J L Hedenbro, A Thurin-Kjellberg, A Giwercman, B Friberg
STUDY QUESTION: Do serum levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) change in women of reproductive age following dietary and surgery-induced weight loss? SUMMARY ANSWER: AMH levels increased after very low-calorie diet (VLCD) before surgery and decreased at 6 and 12 months after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), beyond expected normal age-related decline. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Obesity has negative effects on fertility and IVF outcomes, and possibly also on AMH levels...
February 22, 2018: Human Reproduction
Kyoko Nagao, Thierry Morlet, Elizabeth Haley, Jennifer Padilla, Julianne Nemith, Robert W Mason, Shunji Tomatsu
BACKGROUND: Hearing impairment is a common problem in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IV (MPS IV) throughout their life. Many of the adult patients with MPS IV exhibit permanent or severe hearing loss. However, there has been no systematic review of detailed audiological test results in MPS IV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen individuals with MPS IV (13 MPS IVA and 1 MPS IVB; aged between 12 and 38 years old) participated in the current study. We obtained auditory neurophysiological responses (auditory brainstem responses and otoacoustic emissions test) in addition to pure-tone audiometry and middle ear function tests (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes)...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Christoph Beger, Andrea Merker, Rebekka Mumm, Ruth Gausche
Being born small for gestational age (SGA) in length is a sign of growth failure due to malnutrition in pregnancy or other serious disorders. In previous publications it was shown that SGA born neonates may experience a compensatory growth spurt (catch-up growth) in infancy and childhood (Olbertz et al. in press). The timing of this growth spurt, however, was not well described. We analyzed longitudinal data of 5,138 SGA infants and children, collected by licensed physicians in Germany and centrally stored in the Database Management System of CrescNet at the University of Leipzig...
February 20, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
John T Martin, Alexander B Oldweiler, Charles E Spritzer, Brian J Soher, Melissa M Erickson, Adam P Goode, Louis E DeFrate
Low back pain is a significant socioeconomic burden in the United States and lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is frequently implicated as a cause. The discs play an important mechanical role in the spine, yet the relationship between disc function and back pain is poorly defined. The objective of this work was to develop a technique using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and three-dimensional modeling to measure in vivo disc deformations. Using this method, we found that disc geometry was measurable with precision less than the in-plane dimensions of a voxel (≈100 µm, 10% of the MRI pixel size)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Prerna Pravin Chaulkar, Rohini Salil Mali, Amita Milind Mali, Priya Abhijeet Lele, Pallavi Anil Patil
Background: To assess and compare the effectiveness of two surgical procedures (Beagle's technique and modified Beagle's technique) for the reconstruction of the lost interproximal dental papilla. Materials and Methods: Twenty sites were selected based on the selection criteria which included patients within the age group of 20-50 years and the presence of Class I and Class II recession of the papilla in the maxillary anterior region. They were divided randomly into Group A and Group B...
May 2017: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Sohgo Tsutsumi, Takashi Kawahara, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura
The aging population is becoming a primary global problem. The most important alteration that occurs in the body with age, is the loss of skeletal muscle. Previously, sarcopenia, which is associated with the loss of skeletal muscle, has been reported to be associated with the prognosis of cancer and complications. The present study investigated the importance of sarcopenia with regard to the prognosis or postoperative complications of upper urothelial cancer patients who underwent nephro-ureterectomy. A total of sixty patients (male, n=44; female, n=16) underwent nephro-ureterectomy for upper urothelial carcinoma...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
R Zhang, X H He, H Y Lin, X H Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestations and genetic features of a child with Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome caused by ASXL3 gene variation and review the literature. Methods: Clinical data and genetic features were collected and analyzed from a child with Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome who was diagnosed in Bao'an Maternity and Child Health Hospital in November 2016. "ASXL3" and "Bainbridge-Ropers" were used as key words to search at China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wangfang Data Knowledge Service Platform, PubMed and Human Gene Mutation Database up to June 2017...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Stephen D Nugent, Gilbert R Kaats, Harry G Preuss
OBJECTIVE: A general assumption is that the body mass index (BMI) reflects changes in fat mass (FM). However, it fails to distinguish the type of weight that is lost or gained-fat mass (FM) or fat-free mass (FFM). The BMI treats both changes the same although they have opposite health consequences. The objective of this study was to propose a more precise measure, a body composition change index (BCCI), which distinguishes between changes in FM and FFM, and this study compares it with using the BMI as an outcome measure...
February 9, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Susan D Emmett, Jane Schmitz, Sureswor L Karna, Subarna K Khatry, Lee Wu, Steven C LeClerq, Joseph Pillion, Keith P West
Background: Prevalence of young adult hearing loss is high in low-resource societies; the reasons for this are likely complex but could involve early childhood undernutrition. Objective: We evaluated preschool childhood stunting, wasting, and underweight as risk factors for hearing loss in young adulthood in Sarlahi District, southern Nepal. Design: Ear health was assessed in 2006-2008 in a cohort of 2193 subjects aged 16-23 y, who as children <60 mo of age participated in a 16-mo placebo-controlled, randomized vitamin A supplementation trial from 1989 to 1991...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Chieh-Chung Lin, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Lung-Huang Lin, Beng-Huat Lau, Hsun-Chin Chao, Hung-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: The Identification and Management of Feeding Difficulties (IMFeD™) tool was introduced in 2011 for management of children with feeding difficulties and has been used in various countries around the world. This study aimed to assess its acceptance and effectiveness in clinical practice in Taiwan. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, multicenter study where subjects were followed over 3 months. Outpatients identified as picky eaters, having poor appetite, poor weight gain, or weight loss were enrolled...
January 13, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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