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B12 iron cancer

I Banjari, A Hjartåker
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is distinctive for its strikingly high correlation with the diet. Heme-iron from red and processed meat was found to strongly increase the risk of CRC, yet only 20% of the total dietary iron is heme-iron. However, the results are still inconclusive in terms of the total dietary iron and CRC risk. On the other hand, vitamin B12 has been proposed as cytoprotector, and iron and vitamin B12 share their dietary sources. Meat and animal-derived products are the only foods that naturally provide vitamin B12...
July 2018: Medical Hypotheses
Ji-Hyun Kim, You-Jin Bae, Kyong-Hwa Jun, Hyung-Min Chin
BACKGROUND: This study explored the cumulative incidence of anemia after gastrectomy in patients with early-stage gastric cancer and evaluated the relationship between postgastrectomy anemia and nutritional factors during long-term follow-up. METHODS: The medical records of patients with stage I gastric cancer who underwent curative gastrectomy between January 2006 and December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Hematologic parameters like hemoglobin, iron, ferritin, and vitamin B12 level were obtained prior to and after surgery with other nutritional parameters such as total protein, albumin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, calcium, and phosphate...
April 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Robin de Putter, Karen Geboes, Marc De Man, Simon Van Belle
Background Anemia is frequent in patients with cancer and is often multifactorial. Treatment depends on etiology and can consist of transfusions, intravenous iron (IV Fe), and/or erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA). Several studies have shown that cancer-related anemia is undertreated. The aim of this study is to compare usual practice in a university hospital with the international guidelines. Methods Using the hospital and pharmacy informatics all adults (≥18 years), who received a treatment for anemia (transfusion, IV Fe, ESA) from February to August 2016 during palliative chemotherapy, were identified...
January 16, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
Kamal K Mahawar, Jacques Himpens, Scott A Shikora, Jean-Marc Chevallier, Mufazzal Lakdawala, Maurizio De Luca, Rudolf Weiner, Ali Khammas, Kuldeepak Singh Kular, Mario Musella, Gerhard Prager, Mohammad Khalid Mirza, Miguel Carbajo, Lilian Kow, Wei-Jei Lee, Peter K Small
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of surgeons worldwide are now performing one anastomosis/mini gastric bypass (OAGB/MGB). Lack of a published consensus amongst experts may be hindering progress and affecting outcomes. This paper reports results from the first modified Delphi consensus building exercise on this procedure. METHODS: A committee of 16 recognised opinion-makers in bariatric surgery with special interest in OAGB/MGB was constituted. The committee invited 101 OAGB/MGB experts from 39 countries to vote on 55 statements in areas of controversy or variation associated with this procedure...
February 2018: Obesity Surgery
S Diaconu, A Predescu, A Moldoveanu, C S Pop, C Fierbințeanu-Braticevici
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium that grows in the digestive tract and may be present in more than half of the world's population. The clinical features of Helicobacter pylori range from asymptomatic gastritis to gastrointestinal malignancy. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low-grade B-cell marginal zone lymphoma and Helicobacter pylori has been detected in more than 75% of the patients with MALT lymphoma. Many tests for the detection of Helicobacter pylori are available, including antibody tests, urea breath tests, stool antigen tests and endoscopic biopsies...
April 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
Li-Yuan Yu, Lu-Ning Sun, Xue-Hui Zhang, Yue-Qi Li, Lei Yu, Zi-Qing-Yun Yuan, Ling Meng, Hong-Wen Zhang, Yong-Qing Wang
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are known as a class of pharmaceutical agents that target H+ /K+ -ATPase, which is located in gastric parietal cells. PPIs are widely used in the treatment of gastric acid-related diseases including peptic ulcer disease, erosive esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and so on. These drugs present an excellent safety profile and have become one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in primary and specialty care. Except for gastric acid-related diseases, PPIs can also be used in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, viral infections, respiratory system diseases, cancer and so on...
May 2017: Advances in Therapy
Umma A Ibrahim, Aminu A Yusuf, Sagir G Ahmed
Cancer patients frequently present with anaemia that may result from the direct or indirect effects of the tumor or its treatment. Anaemia is an independent adverse prognostic factor that exerts negative influence on quality of life and survival of cancer patients. Anaemia in malignant disorders often arises from an interplay of multiple aetiological and pathophysiologic mechanisms. Understanding these mechanisms will help the oncologist identify and treat specific causes of the anaemia thereby minimizing the use of blood transfusion, which is associated with many adverse effects...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
Tobias S Schiergens, Verena Hoffmann, Tamara N Schobel, Gerhard H Englert, Martin E Kreis, Wolfgang E Thasler, Jens Werner, Michael S Kasparek
BACKGROUND: Patients with permanent end ileostomy are at high risk for detrimental stomal effects on their quality of life. However, little is known about the long-term quality of life of these patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess long-term quality of life in patients with permanent end ileostomy. DATA SOURCES: Registration at the German self-help organization ILCO was used for this study. STUDY SELECTION: Selection included a cross-sectional survey of 1434 patients with permanent end ileostomy...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Zoltán Szabó, Attila Erdélyi, Andrea Gubicskóné Kisbenedek, Tamás Ungár, Éva Lászlóné Polyák, Szilvia Szekeresné Szabó, Réka Erika Kovács, László Bence Raposa, Mária Figler
Plant-based diet is an old-new trend in nutrition. In this review based on a historical context, we wish to introduce this popular nutritional trend. Our aim is to present plant-based diet as a primary measure for prevention. We intend to critically analyse some past stereotypes related to plant-based diet - whose main components include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds - according to the literature (e.g. protein, vitamin B12 , folic acid, and iron intake) by doing so we wish to create an adequate conceptual basis for its interpretation...
November 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Dong Jin Kim, Wook Kim
BACKGROUND: Double tract anastomosis (DTA) is a recently revisited reconstruction method for preventing reflux esophagitis in laparoscopy-assisted proximal gastrectomy (LAPG). However, only few studies have shown the advantages of LAPG-DTA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients underwent LAPG-DTA compared to 17 patients undergoing laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) matched with preoperative stage. Laboratory results, including hemoglobin, serum ferritin, serum iron and vitamin B12, were compared...
2016: Anticancer Research
A Wolk
Red meat (beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton) consumption contributes several important nutrients to the diet, for example essential amino acids, vitamins (including B12) and minerals (including iron and zinc). Processed red meat (ham, sausages, bacon, frankfurters, salami, etc.) undergoes treatment (curing, smoking, salting or the use of chemical preservatives and additives) to improve its shelf life and/or taste. During recent decades, consumption of red meat has been increasing globally, especially in developing countries...
February 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
Jill Benson, Razlyn Abdul Rahim, Rishi Agrawal
The hypothesis of this study was that those refugee children with Helicobacter pylori are thinner than their non-infected counterparts. This cross-sectional study investigated the height and weight of newly arrived refugee children up to age 19 years, who were screened for H. pylori using a stool antigen test at the Migrant Health Service in Adelaide between August 2010 and October 2013. Of 460 children, 21% were infected with H. pylori. After adjusting for vitamin B12 and iron levels, ethnicity, age and sex, the odds of being thin in the 10- to 19-year-old age group was 4...
April 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
Rosa Rosania, Costanza Chiapponi, Peter Malfertheiner, Marino Venerito
BACKGROUND: Nutritional management of patients with gastric cancer (GC) represents a challenge. SUMMARY: This review provides an overview of the present evidence on nutritional support in patients with GC undergoing surgery as well as in those with advanced disease. KEY MESSAGE: For patients undergoing surgery, the preoperative nutritional condition directly affects postoperative prognosis, overall survival and disease-specific survival. Perioperative nutritional support enriched with immune-stimulating nutrients reduces overall complications and hospital stay but not mortality after major elective gastrointestinal surgery...
May 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar
Myeloneuropathy is a frequently encountered condition and often poses a diagnostic challenge. A variety of nutritional, toxic, metabolic, infective, inflammatory, and paraneoplastic disorders can present with myeloneuropathy. Deficiencies of vitamin B12, folic acid, copper, and vitamin E may lead to myeloneuropathy with a clinical picture of subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord. Among infective causes, chikungunya virus has been shown to produce a syndrome similar to myeloneuropathy. Vacuolar myelopathy seen in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is clinically very similar to subacute combined degeneration...
April 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Cem Ekmekcioglu, Peter Wallner, Michael Kundi, Ulli Weisz, Willi Haas, Hans-Peter Hutter
Meat is an important food for human nutrition, by especially providing high-quality protein and also some essential micronutrients, in front iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 . However, a high intake of red and processed meat is associated with an increased risk for diseases, especially type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer, as several epidemiological studies and meta-analyses have shown. This review summarizes meta-analyses of publications studying the association between red and processed meat intake and type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, colorectal and other cancers, and all-cause mortality...
January 22, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Jakub G Sobiecki, Paul N Appleby, Kathryn E Bradbury, Timothy J Key
The aim of this study was to investigate differences in dietary intakes between 30251 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford study, comprising 18 244 meat eaters, 4 531 fish eaters, 6 673 vegetarians, and 803 vegans aged 30 to 90 years who completed semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires. We hypothesized that these groups characterized by varying degrees of animal product exclusion have significantly different intakes of many nutrients, with possible implications for dietary adequacy and compliance with population dietary goals...
May 2016: Nutrition Research
İnci Ergürhan İlhan, Neriman Sarı, Şule Yeşil, Tuba Eren, Nurdan Taçyıldız
Children are at greater risk for malnutrition due to increased needs of nutrients to obtain appropriate growth, and they exhibit elevated substrate needs due to cancer and its treatment. This study aimed to report anthropometric and biochemical evaluation of nutritional status in children with cancer at initial presentation and during treatment. A prospective, controlled study was performed in the pediatric oncology department of a tertiary care center. Control group consisted of the siblings of patients. Weight, height, body mass index, triceps skinfold thickness, and serum levels of total protein, albumin, prealbumin, serum lipids, trace minerals, C-reactive protein (CRP), and vitamins were compared in patients and controls at initial presentation and at 6th month after the onset of treatment...
2015: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Stephanie M Ramage, Linda J McCargar, Casey Berglund, Vicki Harber, Rhonda C Bell
PURPOSE: Pre-pregnancy is an under-examined and potentially important time to optimize dietary intake to support fetal growth and development as well as maternal health. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which dietary intake reported by non-pregnant women is similar to pre-pregnancy dietary intake reported by pregnant women using the same assessment tool. METHODS: The self-administered, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was adapted from the Canadian version of the Diet History Questionnaire, originally developed by the National Cancer Institute in the United States...
July 27, 2015: Nutrients
David Baltierra, Tiffany Harper, Matthew Page Jones, Konrad C Nau
Anemia occurs in up to 25% of the US population. Normal hemoglobin levels vary by race, sex, and age. Classification of anemia by mean corpuscular volume guides the differential diagnosis and evaluation. Iron studies, reticulocyte count, the red blood cell distribution width index, and blood test results are used to make the diagnosis. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common microcytic anemia and is managed with iron therapy. Parenteral iron is available when the oral route cannot be used. Patients who do not benefit from therapy should be evaluated for adherence, malabsorption, occult bleeding, systemic disease, or less common inherited disorders...
June 2015: FP Essentials
David M Klurfeld
Humans evolved as omnivores and it has been proposed that cooking meat allowed for evolution of larger brains that has led to our success as a species. Meat is one of the most nutrient dense foods, providing high-quality protein, heme iron, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Despite these advantages, epidemiologic studies have linked consumption of red or processed meat with obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers of multiple organs. Most observational studies report small, increased relative risks...
November 2015: Meat Science
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