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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
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REVIEW
Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777662/morbid-obesity-potential-effects-of-hormonal-contraception
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Frank Z Stanczyk, Anne E Burke, Kurt M Hong, David F Archer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777457/a-nomogram-to-predict-anastomotic-leakage-in-open-rectal-surgery-hope-or-hype
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Johannes Klose, Ignazio Tarantino, Armin von Fournier, Moritz J Stowitzki, Yakup Kulu, Thomas Bruckner, Claudia Volz, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Schneider, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is the most dreaded complication after rectal resection and total mesorectal excision, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Formation of a diverting ileostomy is generally performed to protect anastomotic healing. Identification of variables predicting anastomotic leakage might help to select patients who are under increased risk for the development of anastomotic leakage prior to surgery. The objective of this study was to assess the applicability of a nomogram as prognostic model for the occurrence of anastomotic leakage after rectal resection in a cohort of rectal cancer patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776471/good-functional-outcomes-expected-after-shoulder-arthroplasty-irrespective-of-body-mass-index
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David D Savin, Rachel M Frank, Shelby Sumner, Catherine Richardson, Gregory P Nicholson, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated how body mass index (BMI) factors into functional outcomes and complications after shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of age-matched patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), or hemiarthroplasty (HA). Patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores, range of motion (ROM), and complications were assessed. Forty-nine patients were classified into the following groups: normal (BMI <24...
June 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776012/evolving-self-view-and-body-image-concerns-in-female-post-operative-bariatric-surgery-patients
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Tamara O Perdue, Ann Schreier, Melvin Swanson, Janice Neil, Robert Carels
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research study explores the experience of post-operative bariatric surgery patients as they adjust to diminished weight and differentiates that adjustment from the more general concept of body image. BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an effective way to reduce weight and co-morbidities associated with obesity. Complete success requires that patients must adjust psychologically as they lose weight. If this does not occur, bariatric patients may experience a 'mind-body lag' in which the patient's internal body image lags behind the external changes...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775496/young-adult-s-knowledge-and-attitudes-towards-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ronald Trejo, Wendy Cross, John Stephenson, Karen-Leigh Edward
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore young adult's knowledge and attitudes of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease morbidity is rising and mortality is declining among young adults. However, the knowledge of cardiovascular disease by young adults is not well known. DESIGN: A systematic review with meta-analysis was used. METHODS: The databases of CINHAL, Medline Complete, PsychINFO and Psycharticles were searched for all studies published before June 2016...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773198/serum-concentrations-of-trace-elements-and-their-relationships-with-paraoxonase-1-in-morbidly-obese-women
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Fedra Luciano-Mateo, Noemí Cabré, Martí Nadal, Anabel García-Heredia, Gerard Baiges-Gaya, Anna Hernández-Aguilera, Jordi Camps, Jorge Joven, José Luis Domingo
The metabolic alterations associated with obesity include mineral dysregulation. Essential trace elements are nutrients with a relevant function in a large number of cellular processes and multiple roles in the correct functioning of metabolic enzymes. Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzyme that is compromised in obesity. In the present study, the potential alterations in trace elements in morbidly obese women were assessed in relation to serum PON1 activity and concentration, as well as to other obesity-related comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus and fatty liver...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772608/activity-behaviours-in-lean-and-morbidly-obese-pregnant-women
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Caterina Fazzi, Nor Mohd-Shukri, Fiona C Denison, David H Saunders, Jane E Norman, Rebecca M Reynolds
Interventions to increase physical activity in pregnancy are challenging for morbidly obese women. Targeting sedentary behaviours may be a suitable alternative to increase energy expenditure. We aimed to determine total energy expenditure, and energy expended in sedentary activities in morbidly obese and lean pregnant women. We administered the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire PPAQ (non-objective) and the Actical accelerometer (objective) to morbidly obese (BMI≥40kg/m²) and lean (BMI≤25Kg/M²) pregnant women recruited in early (<24 weeks), and late (≥24 weeks) gestation...
May 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771759/finding-treatable-genetic-obesity-strategies-for-success
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Kristin Dayton, Jennifer Miller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genetic obesity is responsible for up to 7% of severe childhood obesity. Although current Pediatric Endocrine Society guidelines recommend assessment of children with early-onset morbid obesity and hyperphagia for underlying genetic disorders, a vast majority of patients are not being appropriately screened for genetic obesity syndromes. RECENT FINDINGS: With advances in genetic testing, more genetic causes of obesity are being identified. Treatments are likely to be individualized, depending on the cause of the obesity, and must be targeted at addressing the underlying cause...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771599/clinical-characterization-of-children-with-resistant-airflow-obstruction-a-multicenter-study
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Sankaran Krishnan, Allen J Dozor, Leonard Bacharier, Jason E Lang, Charles G Irvin, David Kaminsky, Harold J Farber, Lynn Gerald, Mark Brown, Janet T Holbrook, Robert A Wise, Julie Ryu, Sonali Bose, Yasin Razan, Joy Saams, Robert J Henderson, William G Teague
OBJECTIVE: To characterize a cohort of children with airflow limitation resistant to bronchodilator (BD) therapy. METHODS: Pulmonary function tests performed in children 6-17 years of age at 15 centers in a clinical research consortium were screened for resistant airflow limitation, defined as a post-BD FEV1 and/or an FEV1 /FVC less than the lower limits of normal. Demographic and clinical data were analyzed for associations with pulmonary function. RESULTS: 582 children were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770882/does-obesity-influence-the-results-in-transvaginal-hybrid-notes-cholecystectomy
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Dirk R Bulian, Jurgen Knuth, Panagiotis Thomaidis, Anna Rieger, Claudia Simone Seefeldt, Jonas Lange, Jurgen Meyer, Michael A Stroehlein, Markus M Heiss
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients are usually excluded from studies that compare Transvaginal Hybrid-NOTES Cholecystectomy (TVC) with traditional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Therefore, these study results cannot necessarily be transferred to this group of patients. In this study, we have analyzed and compared the outcomes of the procedure with obese and non-obese patients. METHODS: Data from a prospectively maintained database were retrospectively analyzed. All the TVCs performed in our clinic since 2008 were divided into groups according to their body mass index (BMI)...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770778/apolipoprotein-e-in-diet-induced-obesity-a-paradigm-shift-from-conventional-perception
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Kyriakos E Kypreos, Eleni A Karavia, Caterina Constantinou, Aikaterini Hatziri, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Eva Xepapadaki, Evangelia Zvintzou
Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a major protein component of peripheral and brain lipoprotein transport systems. APOE in peripheral circulation does not cross blood brain barrier or blood cerebrospinal fluid barrier. As a result, peripheral APOE expression does not affect brain APOE levels and vice versa. Numerous epidemiological studies suggest a key role of peripherally expressed APOE in the development and progression of coronary heart disease while brain APOE has been associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770281/intestinal-spirochetosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Patricia Guzman Rojas, Jelena Catania, Jignesh Parikh, Tran C Phung, Glenn Speth
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is an infestation defined by the presence of spirochetes on the surface of the colonic mucosa. The implicated organisms can be Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli . We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, morbid obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux. The patient was sent to the gastroenterology clinic for a screening colonoscopy due to a prior history of colonic polyps. The patient was completely asymptomatic as he denies any abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena, or hematochezia...
March 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770188/retrograde-jejunojejunal-intussusception-in-a-pregnant-female-after-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Khuram Khan, Saqib Saeed, Amrita Persaud, Mohammad Sbeih, Sanjiv Gray, Leaque Ahmed
Adult intussusception is a rare complication after laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery. Incidence of intussusception is on the rise as the demand of bariatric surgeries is increased to treat morbid obesity. Among the bariatric surgeries, LRYGB gastric bypass results in significantly higher weight loss with thinning of the mesentery resulting in increased risk for intussusception. Majority of intussusception cases after gastric bypass have been reported in non-pregnant patients. We report a case of retrograde jejunojejunal intussusception in 6 weeks pregnant female following laparoscopic gastric bypass, which was diagnosed with abdominal magnetic resonance imaging and managed successfully with resection and revision of the anastomosis...
May 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769703/preoperative-thyroid-function-and-weight-loss-after-bariatric-surgery
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João Sérgio Neves, Pedro Souteiro, Sofia Castro Oliveira, Jorge Pedro, Daniela Magalhães, Vanessa Guerreiro, Maria Manuel Costa, Rita Bettencourt-Silva, Ana Cristina Santos, Joana Queirós, Ana Varela, Paula Freitas, Davide Carvalho
Thyroid function has an important role on body weight regulation. However, the impact of thyroid function on weight loss after bariatric surgery is still largely unknown. We evaluated the association between preoperative thyroid function and the excess weight loss 1 year after surgery, in 641 patients with morbid obesity who underwent bariatric surgery. Patients with a history of thyroid disease, treatment with thyroid hormone or antithyroid drugs and those with preoperative evaluation consistent with overt hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism were excluded...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769661/circulating-mir-374a-5p-is-a-potential-modulator-of-the-inflammatory-process-in-obesity
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Ayo P Doumatey, William J He, Amadou Gaye, Lin Lei, Jie Zhou, Gary H Gibbons, Adebowale Adeyemo, Charles N Rotimi
Obese individuals without expected metabolic co-morbidities are referred to as metabolically healthy obese (MHO). The molecular mechanisms underlying this phenotype remain elusive. MicroRNAs may be involved in the MHO phenotype. To test this hypothesis, we screened 179 serum miRNAs in 20 African-American women (10 MHOs and 10 metabolically abnormal obese individuals -MAO). We identified 8 differentially expressed miRNAs (DEMs) with validation in an independent sample of 64 MHO and 34 MAO. Of the eight DEMs in the screening phase (p ≤ 0...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766736/spanish-consensus-document-on-bariatric-endoscopy-part-1-general-considerations
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Eduardo Espinet Coll, Gontrand López-Nava Breviere, Javier Nebreda Durán, Carlos Marra-López Valenciano, Román Turró Arau, José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar, Miguel Muñoz-Navas
Obesity is a chronic multifactorial, incurable, recurrent, and progressive disease associated with significant physical and psychological complications, and considerable morbidity and mortality. For this reason, the assessment, management, and follow-up of obese patients should take place in the setting of a multidisciplinary unit equipped with adequate human and structural resources. Medical treatment using hygienic-dietary measures, while indispensable, may be insufficient, and surgery, which is reserved for severe or morbid obesity, is not exempt from complications neither is to the liking of many patients...
May 16, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766619/universal-infant-health-interventions-and-young-adult-outcomes
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Miriam Wüst, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Merete Osler, Thorkild I A Sørensen
Three recent studies have documented short- and long-run benefits of early-infancy health interventions in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark: Universal nurse home visiting (NHV) and well-baby center care decreased infant mortality and positively impacted long-run survival (DK, S), morbidity (DK, N), and educational and labor market outcomes (N). Using Danish conscription data, this paper examines intermediate outcomes to assess both potential mechanisms and the importance of selective survival for the long-run health effects of NHV...
May 16, 2018: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766353/how-ethical-is-our-current-delivery-of-care-to-patients-with-severe-and-complicated-obesity
#19
REVIEW
Hilary Craig, Carel le Roux, Fiona Keogh, Francis M Finucane
Despite overwhelming evidence that bariatric interventions reduce morbidity and mortality and are cost-effective, access for affected patients is limited. We sought to describe the extent to which health policy makers and publically funded health services have an ethical obligation to provide bariatric care. We conducted a narrative review of the literature pertaining to the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgical interventions, in the context of the core principles of medical ethics...
May 15, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766309/perioperative-outcomes-and-anesthetic-considerations-of-robotic-bariatric-surgery-in-a-propensity-matched-cohort-of-super-obese-and-super-super-obese-patients
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Katherine D Gray, Alfons Pomp, Gregory Dakin, Sonia Amanat, Zachary A Turnbull, Jon Samuels, Cheguevara Afaneh
BACKGROUND: The use of the robotic platform has not been well established in patients with super obesity (SO; body mass index, BMI ≥ 50) and super-super obesity (SSO, BMI ≥ 60). We aimed to determine safety and feasibility of robotic bariatric surgery in this cohort. METHODS: Review of a prospectively maintained database was performed of consecutive patients undergoing robotic bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017. Propensity score analysis with 1:2 nearest neighbor matching was performed to control for baseline characteristics and procedure type...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
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