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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448433/prevalence-and-correlates-of-suspected-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-chinese-children
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Peige Song, Jinyue Yu, Manli Wang, Xinlei Chang, Jiawen Wang, Lin An
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a serious public health problem worldwide; however, the availability of information on the prevalence of NAFLD in the general pediatric population is still limited. The primary aim of this study was to reveal the prevalence and correlates of suspected NAFLD in Chinese children at the national level. Data from the China Health and Nutrition Surveys (CHNS) was used. Weight, height, waist circumference (WC), blood pressure (BP) were measured for children aged 7-18 years...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447970/laparoscopic-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-repair-during-the-learning-curve-it-can-be-done
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Umberto Bracale, Antonio Sciuto, Jacopo Andreuccetti, Giovanni Merola, Leandro Pecchia, Paolo Melillo, Giusto Pignata
AIM: Trans-Abdominal Preperitoneal Patch (TAPP) repairs for Recurrent Hernia (RH) is a technically demanding procedure. It has to be performed only by surgeons with extensive experience in the laparoscopic approach. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the surgical safety and the efficacy of TAPP for RH performed in a tutoring program by surgeons in practice (SP). MATERIAL AND STUDY: All TAPP repairs for RH performed by the same surgical team have been included in the study...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445229/a-cross-sectional-and-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-the-effects-of-age-on-flexibility-strength-endurance-lower-body-power-and-aerobic-fitness-in-law-enforcement-officers
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Robert G Lockie, J Jay Dawes, Charles L Kornhauser, Ryan J Holmes
There can be a great age range in cohorts of law enforcement officers. As the tasks required of officers generally do not change with advancing age, it is important to understand how physical performance in tests that assess job-specific characteristics may be altered. Retrospective analysis of performance test data for 383 officers (362 males, 21 females) was conducted. The tests included: sit-and-reach to determine hamstring and lower back flexibility; maximal push-up and sit-up repetitions in 60 s to measure muscle endurance; vertical jump (VJ) to assess lower-body power; and 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440503/cd24-expression-is-a-marker-for-predicting-clinical-outcome-and-regulates-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-ovarian-cancer-via-both-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Kiyoko Nakamura, Yoshito Terai, Akiko Tanabe, Yoshihiro J Ono, Masami Hayashi, Kazuya Maeda, Satoe Fujiwara, Keisuke Ashihara, Michihiko Nakamura, Yoshimichi Tanaka, Tomohito Tanaka, Satoshi Tsunetoh, Hiroshi Sasaki, Masahide Ohmichi
The degree of peritoneal dissemination and chemotherapy-resistant tumors is related to the prognosis in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer. The epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) is a multifaceted pathological program that endows cancer cells with the ability to invade and disseminate. CD24 is frequently overexpressed in various human cancers and is correlated with a poor prognosis. We herein examined the functions of CD24 in human ovarian cancer cell lines and evaluated how it contributes to the molecular mechanism underlying the regeneration of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) through the EMT mechanism in ovarian carcinoma...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439935/neonatal-immune-challenge-followed-by-adult-immune-challenge-induces-epigenetic-susceptibility-to-aggravated-visceral-hypersensitivity
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J E Aguirre, J H Winston, S K Sarna
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is one of the major symptoms of inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The inflammatory mediators released by colon inflammation are known to sensitize the afferent neurons, which is one of the contributors to abdominal pain. However, not all IBD patients have abdominal pain, and some patients report abdominal pain during remission, suggesting contributions of other pathological factors to abdominal pain in IBD. Epidemiological studies found early-life gastrointestinal infections a risk factor for IBD symptoms and adult-life gastrointestinal infections may trigger the onset of IBD...
April 25, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437313/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-noncolorectal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-major-abdominal-surgery
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Anthony Visioni, Rupen Shah, Emmanuel Gabriel, Kristopher Attwood, Moshim Kukar, Steven Nurkin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols across noncolorectal abdominal surgical procedures. BACKGROUND: ERAS programs have been studied extensively in colorectal surgery and adopted at many centers. Several studies testing such protocols have shown promising results in improving postoperative outcomes across various surgical procedures. However, surgeons performing major abdominal procedures have been slower to adopt these ERAS protocols...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433948/metabolic-syndrome-in-subjects-with-bipolar-disorder-and-major-depressive-disorder-in-a-current-depressive-episode-population-based-study-metabolic-syndrome-in-current-depressive-episode
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Fernanda Pedrotti Moreira, Karen Jansen, Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso, Thaíse Campos Mondin, Pedro Vieira da Silva Magalhães, Flávio Kapczinski, Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza, Ricardo Azevedo da Silva, Jean Pierre Oses, Carolina David Wiener
OBJECTIVE: To assess the differences in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and their components in young adults with bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) in a current depressive episode. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with young adults aged 24-30 years old. Depressive episode (bipolar or unipolar) was assessed using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview - Plus version (MINI Plus). The MetS was assessed using the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP/ATP III)...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433338/morbidity-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-directly-related-to-diameter
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Douglas M Overbey, Natalia O Glebova, Brandon C Chapman, Patrick W Hosokawa, John C Eun, Mark R Nehler
OBJECTIVE: Previous randomized controlled trials have defined specific size thresholds to guide surgical decision-making in patients presenting with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). With recent advances in endovascular techniques, the anatomic considerations of AAA repair are rapidly changing. Our specific aims were to evaluate the most recent national population data to compare anatomic differences and perioperative outcomes in patients with AAA. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was queried from 2011 to 2015 using the targeted vascular public use file...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429947/a-practical-guide-to-development-of-a-successful-robotic-abdominal-surgery-program-the-path-to-implementation
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Z Jutric, S Warner, Y Fong
The authors describe current situation in robotic assisted operations. The most important aspects of establishing a successful robotic program are patience and flexibility. The improved patient satisfaction, return to function, and decreased perioperative pain for patients and surgeons will be seen, but the road is long and requires careful navigation.Key Words: robot abdominal surgery - program development.
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428714/predictors-for-difficult-cecal-insertion-in-colonoscopy-the-impact-of-obesity-indices
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Soo Yun Moon, Byung Chang Kim, Dae Kyung Sohn, Kyung Su Han, Bun Kim, Chang Won Hong, Bum Joon Park, Kum Hei Ryu, Ji Hyung Nam
AIM: To identify the factors influencing cecal insertion time (CIT) and to evaluate the effect of obesity indices on CIT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data for participants who received both colonoscopy and abdominal computed tomography (CT) from February 2008 to May 2008 as part of a comprehensive health screening program. Age, gender, obesity indices [body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC), visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) volume on abdominal CT], history of prior abdominal surgery, constipation, experience of the colonoscopist, quality of bowel preparation, diverticulosis and time required to reach the cecum were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427839/the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-older-adults-in-ecuador-results-of-the-sabe-survey
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Carlos H Orces, Enrique Lopez Gavilanez
AIMS: To describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among older adults in Ecuador. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between metabolic syndrome and its components and insulin resistance among non-diabetic participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Survey of Health, Wellbeing, and Aging survey was used to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to demographic, behavioral, and health characteristics of the participants...
April 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410917/the-relative-contribution-of-provider-and-ed-level-factors-to-variation-among-the-top-15-reasons-for-ed-admission
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Imad Khojah, Suhui Li, Qian Luo, Griffin Davis, Jessica E Galarraga, Michael Granovsky, Ori Litvak, Samuel Davis, Robert Shesser, Jesse M Pines
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine adult emergency department (ED) admission rates for the top 15 most frequently admitted conditions, and assess the relative contribution in admission rate variation attributable to the provider and hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of ED encounters (≥18years) from 19 EDs and 603 providers (January 2012-December 2013), linked to the Area Health Resources File for county-level information on healthcare resources...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407662/effects-of-a-one-week-fasting-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-explorative-study
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Chenying Li, Badri Sadraie, Nico Steckhan, Christian Kessler, Rainer Stange, Michael Jeitler, Andreas Michalsen
There is increasing experimental evidence for beneficial effects of calorie restriction and intermittent fasting in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In humans, prolonged fasting is established as a health-promoting complementary treatment in Europe and claimed to improve metabolism by a complex hormetic response. We aimed to investigate effects of a one-week fasting period compared to usual care in T2DM by means of a pilot trial. Patients with manifest T2DM medically treated with oral hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin were randomly assigned to a 7-day fasting program followed by dietary advice or to usual care and dietary advice only...
April 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407234/mediterranean-diet-decreases-adolescent-waist-circumference
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Flora Bacopoulou, Georgios Landis, Anastasios Rentoumis, Artemis Tsitsika, Vasiliki Efthymiou
BACKGROUND: To explore the effects of a multicomponent-multilevel school-based educational intervention on the nutritional habits and abdominal obesity indices of a representative adolescent sample. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A representative sample of 1,610 adolescents aged 12-17 years in 23 public high schools of three municipalities in the Attica region in Greece, participated in a program funded by the European Union (August 2013-August 2014). Participants underwent dietary assessment with the use of the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index in children and adolescents (KIDMED), blood pressure assessment and screening for general and abdominal obesity by measuring body mass index, waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), at baseline and following a six-month school-based intervention...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399424/resistance-among-gram-negative-eskape-pathogens-isolated-from-hospitalized-patients-with-intra-abdominal-and-urinary-tract-infections-in-latin-american-countries-smart-2013-2015
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James A Karlowsky, Daryl J Hoban, Meredith A Hackel, Sibylle H Lob, Daniel F Sahm
Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species) are important etiologic agents of nosocomial infection that are frequently resistant to broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents. Gram-negative ESKAPE pathogens were collected from hospitalized patients in 11 Latin American countries from 2013 to 2015 as part of the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) global surveillance program. In total, 2113 isolates from intra-abdominal infections (IAI) and 970 isolates from urinary tract infections (UTI) were tested against antimicrobial agents using standardized CLSI broth microdilution methodology...
April 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398961/accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-acgme-surgery-resident-operative-logs-the-last-quarter-century
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Frederick Thurston Drake, Shahram Aarabi, Brandon T Garland, Ciara R Huntington, Jarod P McAteer, Morgan K Richards, Nicole Kansier Zern, Kenneth W Gow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe secular trends in operative experience for surgical trainees across an extended period using the most comprehensive data available, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs. BACKGROUND: Some experts have expressed concern that current trainees are inadequately prepared for independent practice. One frequently mentioned factor is whether duty hours' restrictions (DHR) implemented in 2003 and 2004 contributed by reducing time spent in the operating room...
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394003/prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-rural-urban-population-in-central-poland
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Tadeusz L Dereziński, Bartosz Fórmankiewicz, Arkadiusz Migdalski, Paweł Brazis, Grzegorz Jakubowski, Łukasz Woda, Arkadiusz Jawień
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a widening of the aorta below the renal arteries with a diameter equal or greater than 3 cm. The prevalence of AAA is estimated at 4-8% in men aged 65 years or older and 1-2% among women over 65 years. Participation in screening programs has decreased the number of aortic ruptures. METHODS: All men aged 60 years and older, and women aged 65 and older living in the rural/urban commune in Central Poland were invited to the participation in the study...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392057/trend-break-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-decreasing-surgical-workload
#18
F Lilja, K Mani, A Wanhainen
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology and management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has changed drastically in the past decades, with implementation of nationwide screening programs, introduction of endovascular repair (EVAR), and reduced prevalence of the disease. This report aims to assess recent trends in AAA repair epidemiology in Sweden in this context. METHODS: Primary AAA repairs registered in the nationwide Swedish Vascular Registry (Swedvasc) 1994-2014 were analyzed regarding patient characteristics, repair incidence, technique, and outcome...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389787/validation-study-of-a-new-semi-automated-software-program-for-ct-body-composition-analysis
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Naoki Takahashi, Motokazu Sugimoto, Sarah P Psutka, Baiyu Chen, Michael R Moynagh, Rickey E Carter
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) has been increasingly used to quantify abdominal muscle and fat in clinical research studies, and multiple studies have shown importance of body composition in predicting clinical outcome. The purpose of study is to compare newly developed semi-automated software (BodyCompSlicer) to commercially available validated software (Slice-O-Matic) for CT body composition analysis. METHODS: CT scans of abdomen at L3 level in 30 patients were analyzed by two reviewers and using two softwares (BodyCompSlicer and Slice-O-Matic)...
April 7, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389289/pre-operative-risk-factors-predict-protracted-hospital-length-of-stay-after-elective-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Elizabeth G King, Alik Farber, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey J Siracuse
INTRODUCTION: One of the main advantages of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is shorter post-operative hospital length of stay (LOS) compared to open repair. However, patients with pre-existing conditions may be predisposed to a protracted LOS. Our aim was to identify pre-operative risk factors for prolonged post-operative LOS after elective EVAR. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database (2005-2013) was used to analyze all patients undergoing elective EVAR without adjunctive procedures...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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