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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741907/nutrition-status-of-children-in-latin-america
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C Corvalán, M L Garmendia, J Jones-Smith, C K Lutter, J J Miranda, L S Pedraza, B M Popkin, M Ramirez-Zea, D Salvo, A D Stein
The prevalence of overweight and obesity is rapidly increasing among Latin American children, posing challenges for current healthcare systems and increasing the risk for a wide range of diseases. To understand the factors contributing to childhood obesity in Latin America, this paper reviews the current nutrition status and physical activity situation, the disparities between and within countries and the potential challenges for ensuring adequate nutrition and physical activity. Across the region, children face a dual burden of undernutrition and excess weight...
July 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741906/a-research-agenda-to-guide-progress-on-childhood-obesity-prevention-in-latin-america
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L Kline, J Jones-Smith, J Jaime Miranda, M Pratt, R S Reis, J A Rivera, J F Sallis, B M Popkin
Childhood obesity rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world. This paper examines and evaluates the many efforts underway in the region to reduce and prevent further increases in obesity, identifies and discusses unique research challenges and opportunities in Latin America, and proposes a research agenda in Latin America for the prevention of childhood obesity and concomitant non-communicable diseases. Identified research gaps include biological challenges to healthy growth across the life cycle, diet and physical activity dynamics, community interventions promoting healthy child growth, and rigorous evaluation of national food and activity programs and regulatory actions...
July 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740599/biosimilars-imitation-games
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EDITORIAL
Hussain Dahodwala, Susan T Sharfstein
Biopharmaceutical sales were at $160 billion in 2016. With many top revenue biopharmaceuticals coming off patent in the next 4 years, there is a tremendous rush by leading biopharmaceutical companies worldwide to launch biosimilar versions of innovator products. However, these protein drugs are extremely difficult to copy. In this viewpoint, we will discuss the various drugs slated to lose patent protection and the challenges in manufacturing these drugs using current technologies. The Food and Drug Administration's regulatory role and definitions of similarity will be discussed, and finally, the scientific challenges in mimicking a protein drug in the current patent- and innovation-driven research field will be considered...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740594/opportunities-for-treatment-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Marco Ladino, Fernando Pedraza, David Roth
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection amongst patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease exceeds that of the general population. In addition to predisposing to the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, infection with HCV has been associated with extra-hepatic complications including CKD, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, cryoglobulinemia, increased cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and lymphoma. With these associated morbidities, infection with HCV is not unexpectedly accompanied by an increase in mortality in the general population as well as in patients with kidney disease...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740352/long-term-irritable-bowel-syndrome-symptom-control-with-reintroduction-of-selected-fodmaps
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Ruth M Harvie, Alexandra W Chisholm, Jordan E Bisanz, Jeremy P Burton, Peter Herbison, Kim Schultz, Michael Schultz
AIM: To investigate the long-term effect of dietary education on a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Participants with IBS (Rome III) were randomized to two groups. Group I commenced a low FODMAP diet at baseline. At three months, group II, so far a comparator group, crossed over to a low FODMAP diet while group I started re-challenging foods. All patients completed the IBS SSS (IBS symptom severity scoring system, 0-500 points increasing with severity), IBS QoL questionnaire (0-100 increasing with QoL), a FODMAP specific food frequency questionnaire and provided a stool sample at baseline, three and six months for microbiome analysis...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738770/effects-of-resveratrol-and-other-polyphenols-on-the-most-common-brain-age-related-diseases
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Fiorella Sarubbo, David Moranta, Victor Jose Asensio, Antonio Miralles, Susana Esteban
With the global increase in the elderly population, modern societies must meet the challenge to find strategies to reduce the consequences of aging process; thereby decreasing the incidence of age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Over the last two decades, oxidative stress and recently inflammation, have been pointed out as the leading causes of brain aging. As a suggested treatment, the consumption or administration of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules, such as polyphenols, present in food, is recommended as a beneficial strategy for preventing brain aging and several brain age-related diseases...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737878/-unusual-case-of-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome
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M Teresa Sobrevia Elfau, Yolanda Aliaga Mazas, Gonzalo Herraiz Gastesi, Paula M Barberá Pérez, Ángela M Ascaso Matamala
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome is a nonimmunoglobulin E mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity that manifests as profuse, repetitive vomiting, pallor and hypotonia, often with diarrhea leading to severe dehydration and lethargy (sepsis-like symptoms) in the acute setting. An oral food challenge is sometimes performed to confirm the diagnosis and treatment consists of elimination of the food trigger(s) from the diet. We report a case of a 3-monthsold infant with several episodes of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome after taking infant formula milk with tolerance of another trademark...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737531/potential-causes-of-elevated-ree-following-high-intensity-exercise
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Gary R Hunter, Douglas R Moellering, Stephen J Carter, Barbara A Gower, Marcas M Bamman, Lyndsey M Hornbuckle, Eric P Plaisance, Gordon Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Resting energy expenditure (REE) increases following intense exercise; however, little is known concerning mechanisms. PURPOSE: Determine effects of a single bout of moderate-intensity continuous aerobic exercise (MIC), or high intensity interval exercise (HII) on REE under energy balance conditions. METHODS: Thirty-three untrained premenopausal women were evaluated at baseline, after 8-16 weeks of training, 22 hours following either MIC (50% peak VO2) or HII (84% peak VO2)...
July 21, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736961/changes-in-cytokine-profiles-following-treatment-with-food-allergen-specific-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-dogs-with-adverse-food-reactions
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Elisa Maina, Bert Devriendt, Eric Cox
BACKGROUND: Food allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (FA-SLIT) is considered to be a novel, safe and effective approach in dogs with adverse food reactions (AFR). HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate changes in key cytokines associated with FA-SLIT. ANIMALS: Eleven dogs with confirmed AFR. METHODS: Participants received either dose escalation of FA-SLIT or placebo over a six month period. Oral food challenge was performed at the beginning and end of the study, along with clinical examinations and collection of skin surface bacterial cytology and blood...
July 23, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735728/artemisia-argyi-attenuates-airway-inflammation-in-ovalbumin-induced-asthmatic-animals
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Na-Rae Shin, Hyung-Won Ryu, Je-Won Ko, Sung-Hyeuk Park, Heung-Joo Yuk, Ha-Jung Kim, Jong-Choon Kim, Seong-Hun Jeong, In-Sik Shin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Artemisia argyi is a traditional herbal medicine in Korea and commonly called as mugwort. It is traditionally used as food source and tea to control abdominal pain, dysmenorrhoea, uterine haemorrhage, and inflammation. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the effects of A. argyi (TOTAL) and dehydromatricarin A (DA), its active component on ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The animals were sensitized on day 0 and 14 by intraperitoneal injection of OVA with aluminum hydroxide...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734784/drug-delivery-innovations-to-address-global-health-challenges-for-pediatric-and-geriatric-populations-through-improvements-in-patient-compliance
#11
Joshua Boateng
Despite significant advances in pharmaceutical and biotechnological drug discovery, the global population is plagued with many challenging diseases. These are further compounded by anticipated explosion in an ageing population, which presents several problems such as polypharmacy, dysphagia and neurological conditions, resulting in non-compliance and disease complications. For antibiotics, poor compliance, can result in development of drug resistant infections which can be fatal. Further, children, especially, in developing countries die unnecessarily from easily treatable diseases (e...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734023/how-do-we-manage-blood-donors-and-recipients-after-a-positive-zika-screening-result
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Alexandra Jimenez, Beth H Shaz, Debra Kessler, Evan M Bloch
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is the focus of an ongoing pandemic. ZIKV is notable for its severe neurologic sequelae in babies born to infected mothers. High rates of subclinical infection, as evidenced by the finding of ZIKV RNA in asymptomatic donors, raise concerns of risk to the blood supply. To date, a total of four suspected cases of transfusion-transmitted ZIKV have been reported (all in Brazil), none of which were associated with clinical infection in the transfusion recipients...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733909/genetics-molecular-and-proteomics-advances-in-filamentous-fungi
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REVIEW
Prakriti Sharma Ghimire, Cheng Jin
Filamentous fungi play a dynamic role in health and the environment. In addition, their unique and complex hyphal structures are involved in their morphogenesis, integrity, synthesis, and degradation, according to environmental and physiological conditions and resource availability. However, in biotechnology, it has a great value in the production of enzymes, pharmaceuticals, and food ingredients. The beginning of nomenclature of overall fungi started in early 1990 after which the categorization, interior and exterior mechanism, function, molecular and genetics study took pace...
July 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733711/a-brief-history-of-neurological-botulinum-toxin-therapy-in-germany
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REVIEW
Dirk Dressler, Peter Roggenkaemper
Botulinum toxin (BT) has long been infamous in food safety and biological warfare. In the early 1970s, Alan B Scott of San Francisco invented its therapeutic use originally in extraocular eye muscles to treat strabismus using a therapeutic BT type A preparation provided by Edward J Schantz and Eric A Johnson. Subsequently a large number of medical indications based on motor and glandular hyperactivity and-most recently-chronic migraine are now treated by BT therapy. BT's highly specific and elaborate mechanism of action represents a completely novel therapeutic principle which will have consequences far beyond existing indications...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733195/the-evolving-role-of-companion-diagnostics-for-breast-cancer-in-an-era-of-next-generation-omics
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REVIEW
Jason N Rosenbaum, Paul Weisman
A companion diagnostic is a test for a specific biomarker-approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration-qualifying a patient to receive a specific, associated therapy. As interest has grown in precision medicine over the last decade, the principle of companion diagnostics has gained increasing purchase among laboratory professionals, clinicians, regulators, and even patients. The evolution of the biomarkers used to stratify and treat breast cancer illustrates the history of companion diagnostics, and provides a lens through which to examine potential challenges...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733149/a-comprehensive-pain-assessment-tool-compat-for-chronic-pancreatitis-development-face-validation-and-pilot-evaluation
#16
K Teo, M H Johnson, A M Drewes, J A Windsor
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) pain is challenging to treat. Treatment selection is hampered by there being no validated pain assessment tool that accounts for the complexity of CP pain and its underlying mechanisms. This study aims to develop a comprehensive pain assessment tool (COMPAT) specific for CP, evaluate its face validity with experts and patients and test it with a pilot cohort of patients. METHODS: COMPAT was developed from existing pain assessment tools and a literature review...
July 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732431/the-efficacy-of-oral-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-cow-s-milk-allergy
#17
Mohsen Ebrahimi, Mohammad Gharagozlou, Ali Mohebbi, Nasim Hafezi, Gholamreza Azizi, Masoud Movahedi
Cow's milk allergy is the most common type of food allergy that decrease the quality of life of patients and their families. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral immunotherapy in patients with cow's milk allergy. 14 patients above 3 years of age with a history of cow's milk allergy confirmed by positive double blind placebo controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) test, presence of serum IgE against cow's milk and positive SPT (skin prick test) were enrolled in this study. During the immunotherapy all patients received increasing amounts of cow's milk during three phases...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731221/evaluating-the-renal-safety-of-investigational-new-drugs-where-should-we-be-going
#18
N Stockbridge, M Blank, E A Hausner, A Thompson
We the authors work in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review division responsible for the therapeutic agents for primary renal disease. We also field consultative inquiries regarding off-target adverse renal effects of drugs intended to treat other diseases. We do neither basic science research on renal diseases nor clinical studies of new drugs, but we are professional spectators of both. We offer here our thoughts on the challenge of identifying renal safety signals in the preclinical space and in the earliest phases of clinical development...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731201/a-technological-and-regulatory-outlook-on-crispr-crop-editing
#19
Rea Globus, Udi Qimron
Generating plants with increased yields while maintaining low production and maintenance costs is highly important since plants are the major food source for humans and animals, as well as important producers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and fuels. Gene editing approaches, particularly the CRISPR-Cas system, are the preferred methods for improving crops, enabling quick, robust, and accurate gene manipulation. Nevertheless, new breeds of genetically-modified crops have initiated substantial debates concerning their biosafety, commercial use, and regulation...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730345/does-fear-beget-fear-risk-mediated-habitat-selection-triggers-predator-avoidance-at-lower-trophic-levels
#20
Carmen K Blubaugh, Ivy V Widick, Ian Kaplan
Non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of predators are ubiquitous in food webs with well-detailed impacts on trophic cascades over multiple levels. However, integrating NCEs with other predator-mediated interactions, like intraguild predation, as well as context-specific habitat factors that shape top-down pressure, remains a challenge. Focusing on two common seed predators, mice (Peromyscus spp.) and carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae), we quantify trophic and behavioral consequences of predation risk and availability of refuge vegetation on both intraguild predators (mice) and intraguild prey (beetles)...
July 20, 2017: Oecologia
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