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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318619/effect-on-the-lipid-parameters-of-an-intervention-to-reduce-weight-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
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M Loreto Tárraga Marcos, Josefa María Panisello Royo, Julio A Carbayo Herencia, Nuria Rosich Domenech, Josep Alins Presas, Pedro J Tárraga López
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect on lipid parameters most associated with excess weight (triglycerides [TG], cholesterol, and high density lipoprotein [HDL-C]) of an intervention to reduce weight in overweight and obese patients. METHODS: A randomised, controlled, double blind clinical trial, with three groups, and a follow-up of 12 months. Patients included in the study were randomised into three intervention groups: Obesity motivational intervention group with previously trained nurse (G1), lower intensity consultation, non-motivational group, with digital platform support (G2), and a third group that received a recommendation to lose weight and usual follow-up (G3)...
March 16, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318603/rupture-risk-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-realistic-assessment-of-the-explicit-gpu-approach
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V Strbac, D M Pierce, B Rodriguez-Vila, J Vander Sloten, N Famaey
Accurate estimation of peak wall stress (PWS) is the crux of biomechanically motivated rupture risk assessment for abdominal aortic aneurysms aimed to improve clinical outcomes. Such assessments often use the finite element (FE) method to obtain PWS, albeit at a high computational cost, motivating simplifications in material or element formulations. These simplifications, while useful, come at a cost of reliability and accuracy. We achieve research-standard accuracy and maintain clinically applicable speeds by using novel computational technologies...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318180/comparison-of-an-increased-waist-circumference-with-a-positive-hydrogen-breath-test-as-a-clinical-predictor-of-lactose-intolerance
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Carlos A Zapata-Castilleja, Fernando F Montes-Tapia, Consuelo Treviño-Garza, María C Martínez-Cobos, Jesús García-Cantú, Vincenzo Arenas-Fabbri, Norma de la O-Escamilla, Manuel de la O-Cavazos
INTRODUCTION: Lactose intolerance is a common disease in pediatrics, and its wrong diagnosis will lead to morbidity. The primary objective of this study was to assess the usefulness of an increased waist circumference during the hydrogen breath test as a predictor of lactose intolerance. The secondary objective was to analyze the impact of body mass index, waist circumference measurement, and age on the abdominal distension of patients with lactose intolerance. POPULATION AND METHODS: A total of 138 subjects aged 3 to 15 years were included...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
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Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315932/body-and-liver-fat-content-and-adipokines-in-schizophrenia-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-study
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Jong-Hoon Kim, Jung-Hyun Kim, Pil-Whan Park, Jürgen Machann, Michael Roden, Sheen-Woo Lee, Jong-Hee Hwang
RATIONALE: Although antipsychotic treatment often causes weight gain and lipid abnormalities, quantitative analyses of tissue-specific body fat content and its distribution along with adipokines have not been reported for antipsychotic-treated patients. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of the present study were to quantitatively assess abdominal and liver fat in patients with schizophrenia on antipsychotic treatment and age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls and to evaluate their associations with plasma leptin and adiponectin levels...
March 18, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315622/subclinical-atherosclerosis-statin-eligibility-and-outcomes-in-african-american-individuals-the-jackson-heart-study
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Ravi V Shah, Aferdita Spahillari, Stanford Mwasongwe, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, Robert J Mentz, Daniel Addison, Udo Hoffmann, Jared Reis, Jane E Freedman, Joao A C Lima, Adolfo Correa, Venkatesh L Murthy
Importance: Modern prevention guidelines substantially increase the number of individuals who are eligible for treatment with statins. Efforts to refine statin eligibility via coronary calcification have been studied in white populations but not, to our knowledge, in large African American populations. Objective: To compare the relative accuracy of US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recommendations in identifying African American individuals with subclinical and clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)...
March 18, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315007/central-obesity-and-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Heba Wahid El Said, Osama Mahmoud Mohamed, Tamer Wahid El Said, Ahmed Bahaa El Serwi
BACKGROUND: To date, no attempt has been made to assess the best anthropometric method for defining abdominal adiposity in hemodialysis (HD) patients or to determine whether the quantity of intra-abdominal fat relates to morbidity and mortality in that population. We aimed to describe the prevalence of central obesity in HD patients and to investigate the relationship between central obesity assessed by anthropometric variables, and composite outcomes, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among HD patients and whether this parameter correlates with intra-abdominal fat assessed by computed tomography scan (CT scan)...
March 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314916/texture-analysis-of-the-liver-at-mdct-for-assessing-hepatic-fibrosis
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Meghan G Lubner, Kyle Malecki, John Kloke, Balaji Ganeshan, Perry J Pickhardt
PURPOSE: To evaluate CT texture analysis (CTTA) for staging of hepatic fibrosis (stages F0-F4) METHODS: Quantitative texture analysis (QTA) of the liver was performed on abdominal MDCT scans using commercially available software (TexRAD), which uses a filtration-histogram statistic-based technique. Single-slice ROI measurements of the total liver, Couinaud segments IV-VIII, and segments I-III were obtained. CTTA parameters were correlated against fibrosis stage (F0-F4), with biopsy performed within one year for all cases with intermediate fibrosis (F1-F3)...
March 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314089/electrosurgery-reduces-blood-loss-and-immediate-postoperative-inflammation-compared-to-cold-instruments-for-midline-celiotomy-in-dogs-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lee B Meakin, Jo C Murrell, Ivan C P Doran, Toby G Knowles, Michael S Tivers, Guillaume P A Chanoit
OBJECTIVES: To compare the use of an electrosurgical device with traditional cold instruments (scalpel and scissors) for midline celiotomy incision. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. SAMPLE POPULATION: One hundred and twenty client-owned dogs undergoing abdominal surgery. METHODS: Dogs were prospectively recruited and randomized to receive electroincision or cold instrument incision. For cold incision, surgeons used basic surgical instruments including scalpel and scissors...
March 17, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306594/extending-normothermic-regional-perfusion-to-the-thorax-in-donors-after-circulatory-death
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Steven S L Tsui, Gabriel C Oniscu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite a significant increase in the utilization of donors after circulatory death (DCD), the number of organs recovered and their function are largely inferior to those from donors after brain death. This review summarizes recent advances in in-situ normothermic regional perfusion of DCD organs prior to procurement. RECENT FINDINGS: The combination of warm and cold ischemia in DCD donation are detrimental to organ function. As a consequence, the acceptance criteria are far more restrictive and many organs are discarded...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306531/managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome-the-impact-of-micro-physiotherapy
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Daniel Grosjean, Patrice Benini, Pierre Carayon
Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a complex pathology, high prevalence and large impact on patients' quality of life. As conventional therapy may yield unsatisfactory results, a more holistic approach may be desirable. The current study assessed the effect of micro-physiotherapy on the severity of IBS symptoms. Methods In a double-blind study, 61 recurrent IBS patients were randomised to two sessions of micro-physiotherapy or sham micro-physiotherapy. Inclusion criteria were the presence of ≥1 IBS symptom from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306489/evaluation-for-association-between-urolithiasis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-in-cats
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Andréanne Cléroux, Kate Alexander, Guy Beauchamp, Marilyn Dunn
OBJECTIVE To determine whether urolithiasis is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. ANIMALS 126 cats (59 and 67 with and without urolithiasis, respectively). PROCEDURES Medical records from June 2006 to July 2013 were searched to identify cats that underwent abdominal or focal urinary tract ultrasonography and for which serum creatinine concentration and urine specific gravity data were obtained ≤ 14 days before or after the examination. In cats with (urolithiasis group) and without (control group) urolithiasis, the presence of CKD was determined according to International Renal Interest Society guidelines...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303828/high-prevalence-of-cryptococcal-antigenaemia-amongst-asymptomatic-advanced-hiv-patients-in-pune-india
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Dileep Kadam, Ajay Chandanwale, Renu Bharadwaj, Neetal Nevrekar, Samir Joshi, Sandesh Patil, Nikhil Gupte, Shashi Sangle, Kavita Chopade, Vandana Kulkarni, Usha Balasubramanian, Nishi Suryavanshi, Divyashri Jain, Savita Kanade, Sujata Dharmashale, Anju Kagal, Amita Gupta, Vidya Mave
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends routine cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening in advanced AIDS patients initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART). India has yet to adopt this strategy as the burden of cryptococcal antigenaemia is unknown. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in a large public sector ART centre and the inpatient wards of Sassoon Hospital, Pune, India. All consenting patients> 18 years of age with CD4 count <100 cells/mm3 were screened for CrAg by latex agglutination assay...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303624/effect-of-eplerenone-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-potential-effect-modification-by-abdominal-obesity-insight-from-the-emphasis-hf-trial
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Arnaud Olivier, Bertram Pitt, Nicolas Girerd, Zohra Lamiral, Jean-Loup Machu, John J V McMurray, Karl Swedberg, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Timothy J Collier, Stuart J Pocock, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Anne Pizard
AIMS: An excessive production of aldosterone influences outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) and in obese patients. Findings from laboratory studies suggest that chronic aldosterone blockade maybe more beneficial in abdominally obese HF-prone rats. In the current study, we investigated if the clinical response to a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist in mildly symptomatic HF patients varied by abdominal obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 2587 NYHA class II, reduced ejection fraction HF (HFrEF) patients enrolled in the EMPHASIS-HF trial were randomly assigned to eplerenone and placebo...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302634/residential-proximity-to-major-roads-exposure-to-fine-particulate-matter-and-aortic-calcium-the-framingham-heart-study-a-cohort-study
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Kirsten S Dorans, Elissa H Wilker, Wenyuan Li, Mary B Rice, Petter L Ljungman, Joel Schwartz, Brent A Coull, Itai Kloog, Petros Koutrakis, Ralph B D'Agostino, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell, Murray A Mittleman
OBJECTIVES: Traffic and ambient air pollution exposure are positively associated with cardiovascular disease, potentially through atherosclerosis promotion. Few studies have assessed associations of these exposures with thoracic aortic calcium Agatston score (TAC) or abdominal aortic calcium Agatston score (AAC), systemic atherosclerosis correlates. We assessed whether living close to a major road and residential fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure were associated with TAC and AAC in a Northeastern US cohort...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302475/safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-percutaneous-first-approach-to-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Christopher Agrusa, Andrew Meltzer, Darren Schneider, Peter Connolly
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR) has been increasingly employed in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Furthermore, the percutaneous approach can be used with minimal sedation and local anesthesia in the majority of cases. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of a "percutaneous first" approach to femoral access for EVAR. METHOD: From 2012 to 2014, PEVAR has been the preferred approach to femoral access for EVAR at our institution...
March 13, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302449/is-laparoscopic-appendectomy-feasible-for-complicated-appendicitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Man-Cheng Yu, Yao-Jun Feng, Wei Wang, Wei Fan, Hong-Tao Cheng, Juan Xu
BACKGROUND: laparoscopic appendectomy(LA) has proved to be a safe alternative to open appendectomy(OA) in uncomplicated appendicitis; however, the feasibility of LA for complicated appendicitis(CA) has not been conclusively determined. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and safety of LA for CA through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and web of Science was performed for eligible studies published from the inception of the databases to January 2016...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302367/lateral-thigh-perforator-flap-for-breast-reconstruction-computed-tomographic-angiography-analysis-and-clinical-series
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Marco A Maricevich, Michael R Bykowski, M Asher Schusterman, Evan B Katzel, Michael L Gimbel
PURPOSE: Although abdominal-based flaps remain the first choice for autologous breast reconstruction, alternative donor sites are necessary when the abdomen is unavailable. Abdominal donor site suitability is determined, at times, according to deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP)-protocol computed tomographic angiography (CTA) results. CTA provides information about the pelvis/upper thigh that can be used to evaluate the suitability of other donor sites. This study aimed to examine the utility of DIEP-protocol CTA in the assessment of a lateral thigh perforator (LTP) flap...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301859/brief-telephone-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-targeted-to-parents-of-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rona L Levy, Shelby L Langer, Miranda A L van Tilburg, Joan M Romano, Tasha B Murphy, Lynn S Walker, Lloyd A Mancl, Robyn L Claar, Melissa M DuPen, William E Whitehead, Bisher Abdullah, Kimberly S Swanson, Melissa D Baker, Susan A Stoner, Dennis L Christie, Andrew D Feld
Pediatric functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) are associated with increased health care utilization, school absences, and poor quality of life (QoL). Cost-effective and accessible interventions are needed. This multisite study tested the effects of a 3-session cognitive behavioral intervention delivered to parents, in-person or remotely, on the primary outcome of pain severity and secondary outcomes (process measures) of parental solicitousness, pain beliefs, catastrophizing, and child-reported coping...
April 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301483/the-association-between-frequent-alcohol-drinking-and-opioid-consumption-after-abdominal-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
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Sheng-Chin Kao, Hsin-I Tsai, Chih-Wen Cheng, Ta-Wei Lin, Chien-Chuan Chen, Chia-Shiang Lin
AIMS: It is perceived that patients with a history of frequent alcohol consumption require more opioids for postoperative pain control and experience less postoperative nausea and vomiting than patients without such a history. However, there is scarce evidence supporting this notion. The aim of this study was to assess association between frequent alcohol consumption and opioid requirement for postoperative pain control and occurrence of postoperative nausea and vomiting. METHODS: The medical records for 4143 patients using intravenous patient-control analgesia with opioids after abdominal surgery between January 2010 and September 2013 were obtained, and associations were sought between the cumulative opioid consumption (in intravenous morphine equivalence) per body weight (mg/kg) in the first 2 days after abdominal operation and several demographic and clinical variables by multiple regression analysis...
2017: PloS One
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