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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102095/significance-of-the-ionized-calcium-measurement-to-assess-calcium-status-in-osteopenic-osteoporosis-postmenopausal-outpatients
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Letizia Guiducci, Silvia Maffei, Laura Sabatino, Luc Zyw, Debora Battaglia, Alessandro Vannucci, Pietro Di Cecco, Cristina Vassalle
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of calcium status is important in the osteoporotic risk assessment. Although guidelines indicate total calcium (tCa) as first-line measurement, directly measured ionized calcium (m-iCa), considered as the gold standard, is more and more often required. Aim of this study is to evaluate the agreement between m-iCa, tCa and iCa calculated from a formula based on total calcium and albumin (c-iCa) in osteopenic/osteoporotic postmenopausal outpatients. METHODS: A total of 140 postmenopausal outpatients, 41 osteopenic (OPN) and 99 osteoporotic (OP) were enrolled...
January 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101489/correction-of-hypothyroidism-leads-to-change-in-lean-body-mass-without-altering-insulin-resistance
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Sangeetha Sirigiri, Suresh Vaikkakara, Alok Sachan, P V L N Srinivasarao, Sunil Epuri, Sailaja Anantarapu, Arun Mukka, Srinivasa Rao Chokkapu, Ashok Venkatanarasu, Ravi Poojari
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism is associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and abnormal body composition. This study assessed changes in body composition and insulin resistance after thyroxine (T4) replacement in overt hypothyroidism. METHODS: In this prospective longitudinal study carried out in a tertiary care center, adult nondiabetic patients with overt hypothyroidism were rendered euthyroid on T4. Anthropometry including skinfold thickness (SFT) at the triceps and subscapularis was recorded...
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077863/what-have-human-experimental-overfeeding-studies-taught-us-about-adipose-tissue-expansion-and-susceptibility-to-obesity-and-metabolic-complications
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D J Cuthbertson, T Steele, J P Wilding, J C G Halford, J A Harrold, M Hamer, F Karpe
Overfeeding experiments, in which we impose short-term positive energy balance, help unravel the cellular, physiological and behavioural adaptations to nutrient excess. These studies mimic longer-term mismatched energy expenditure and intake. There is considerable inter-individual heterogeneity in the magnitude of weight gain when exposed to similar relative caloric excess reflecting variable activation of compensatory adaptive mechanisms. Significantly, given similar relative weight gain, individuals may be protected from/predisposed to metabolic complications (insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, hypertension), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064107/ethnomedicine-based-evaluation-of-osteoprotective-properties-of-tinospora-cordifolia-on-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-model-systems
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G Abiramasundari, C M Mohan Gowda, G Pampapathi, Sheela Praveen, S Shivamurugan, M Vijaykumar, A Devi, M Sreepriya
Indian ethnomedicine acclaims the use of Tinospora cordifolia (TC) in the treatment of bone fractures and vat rakta (gout). The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of alcoholic extract of Tinospora cordifolia on bone remodeling (involving osteoblastic and osteoclastic actions) in vitro and protect against ovariectomy-induced bone loss in vivo. Human osteoblast-like cells MG-63 and primary osteoblast cells isolated from rat femur were used as osteoblast models and RAW macrophage cell line 264...
January 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057631/ultimate-fracture-load-of-cadaver-proximal-humeri-correlates-more-strongly-with-mean-combined-cortical-thickness-than-with-areal-cortical-index-dexa-density-or-canal-to-calcar-ratio
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J G Skedros, C S Mears, W Z Burkhead
OBJECTIVES: This investigation sought to advance the work published in our prior biomechanical study (Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2016). We specifically sought to determine whether there are additional easy-to-measure parameters on plain radiographs of the proximal humerus that correlate more strongly with ultimate fracture load, and whether a parameter resembling the Dorr strength/quality characterisation of proximal femurs can be applied to humeri. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 33 adult humeri were used from a previous study where we quantified bone mineral density of the proximal humerus using radiographs and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), and regional mean cortical thickness and cortical index using radiographs...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030964/charcot-collapse
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Lisa Grant, Robert Yoho, Chandana Halaharvi, William Grant
: Charcot fracture pattern (FP) and Charcot dislocation pattern (DP) are 2 distinct collapse patterns identified in Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle. These patterns are believed to demonstrate relative differences in central bone mineral density (BMD), which has been theoretically extrapolated to describe local BMD. To assess variation in local bone composition of FP and DP patients, 10 patients, 5 DP and 5 FP were recruited. The patient's age, body mass index (BMI), radiographs, central BMD, local BMD, sRANKL (soluble receptor activator nuclear factor kappa-beta ligand), sRAGE (soluble receptors of advanced glycated end-products), and osteocalcin were measured to determined bone metabolic status and density...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028035/cardiometabolic-risk-improvement-in-response-to-a-3-yr-lifestyle-modification-program-in-men-contribution-of-improved-cardiorespiratory-fitness-vs-weight-loss
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Anne-Laure Borel, Julie-Anne Nazare, Aurélie Baillot, Natalie Alméras, Angelo Tremblay, Jean Bergeron, Dr Paul Poirier, Jean-Pierre Despres
OBJECTIVE: To examine the respective contributions of changes in visceral adiposity, subcutaneous adiposity, liver fat, and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) to the improvements in cardiometabolic risk markers observed in response to a 3-year healthy eating/physical activity lifestyle intervention. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Ninety-four out of 144 viscerally obese but otherwise healthy men completed a 3-year lifestyle intervention. Body weight, body composition and fat distribution were assessed by anthropometry and DEXA/computed tomography...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008376/assessment-of-bone-health-in-breast-cancer-patients-starting-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitors-a-quality-improvement-clinical-audit
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Jamal Zekri, Kamel Farag
INTRODUCTION: Adjuvant Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) predispose breast cancer patients to accelerated bone loss. Guidelines recommend initial screening and follow up of bone mineral density with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. In this audit we assessed the rate of adherence to these guidelines and introduced awareness measures to improve it. METHODS: All post-menopausal women who started upfront adjuvant AIs (letrozole in all patients) between January 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively identified...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997588/protective-effects-of-vildagliptin-against-pioglitazone-induced-bone-loss-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Young Sil Eom, A-Ryeong Gwon, Kyung Min Kwak, Ju-Young Kim, Seung Hee Yu, Sihoon Lee, Yeun Sun Kim, Ie Byung Park, Kwang-Won Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Byung-Joon Kim
Long-term use of thiazolidinediones (TZDs) is associated with bone loss and an increased risk of fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Incretin-based drugs (glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists and dipeptidylpeptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors) have several benefits in many systems in addition to glycemic control. In a previous study, we reported that exendin-4 might increase bone mineral density (BMD) by decreasing the expression of SOST/sclerostin in osteocytes in a T2DM animal model. In this study, we investigated the effects of a DPP-4 inhibitor on TZD-induced bone loss in a T2DM animal model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994297/musculoskeletal-health-of-40-65-year-old-males-and-females-in-kosova-and-the-impact-of-n05b-a02b-ppi-h2ra-h02ab-and-lifestyle-factors-on-it
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Ermira Krasniqi, Mynyr Koni, Harald Tschan, Blerim Krasniqi, Antigona Kabashi, Arben Boshnjaku
BACKGROUND: This observational, cross-sectional study investigates the impact of medication usage, physical activity (PA) and nutritional status on musculoskeletal health (MSH) in males and females aged 40-65 in the population of a post conflict, developing country. METHODS: Bone Mineral Density (BMD), T-score and Z-score at distal forearm regions (measured by DEXA scan), together with isometric hand grip strength (dynamometer) were evaluated in a total of 162 subjects (53 Males, average age 55...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990190/spontaneous-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-a-retrospective-analysis-by-using-mri-and-dexa
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Akira Horikawa, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada, Hiroyuki Kodama
OBJECTIVE: Although there are many etiology and prediction for prognosis of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK) by using radiological examinations, these issue have not been clarified yet. Furthermore, most of the studies evaluated them by only radiological examination such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), bone mineral density (BMD) in dual-energy X-ray abosorptiometry (DEXA) or plain X-ray. Therefore, we focused our investigation on the measurements of the affected área in MRI and BMD in DEXA, and whether these results were conected with the cause and prognosis of SONK or not...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984428/%C3%AE-adrenergic-responsiveness-in-the-type-2-diabetic-heart-effects-on-cardiac-reserve
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Genevieve A Wilson, Luke C Wilson, Regis R Lamberts, Kamran Majeed, Sudish Lal, Gerard T Wilkins, James C Baldi
: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with reduced cardiac reserve and aerobic capacity. Altered myocardial autonomic nervous regulation has been demonstrated in humans with diabetes (indirectly) and animal models (directly). PURPOSE: To determine the chronotopic and inotropic response of the type 2 diabetic heart to β-adrenergic stimulation. METHODS: 8 people with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes and 7 matched controls performed a DEXA scan and V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak test...
December 14, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973388/alterations-in-gene-expression-precede-sarcopenia-and-osteopenia-in-botulinum-toxin-immobilized-mice
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J B Vegger, A Brüel, A F Dahlgaard, J S Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate alteration of bone and muscle gene expression at different time points during 3 weeks of botulinum toxin (BTX) induced immobilization and how this correlate with conventional analysis of bone and muscle. METHODS: Thirty-five 16-week-old female C57BL/6-mice were investigated; 15 were injected with BTX, 15 served as age-matched controls, and 5 as baseline. 5 BTX-injected and 5 control mice were euthanized after 1, 2, and 3 weeks. Analysis included RT-qPCR, dynamic bone histomorphometry, DEXA, µCT, mechanical testing, and muscle cell cross-sectional-area (CSA)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973305/the-effectiveness-of-lean-body-mass-analysis-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-dexa-for-diagnosis-of-sarcopenia
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S Y Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933465/nano-mechanical-characterization-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-cells-treated-with-dexamethasone
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Michele Menotta, Sara Biagiotti, Giulia Bartolini, Bianchi Marzia, Sara Orazi, Aldo Germani, Luciana Chessa, Mauro Magnani
Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare genetic disease and no therapy is currently available. Glucocorticoid analogues have been shown to improve the neurological symptoms of treated patients. In the present study ataxia telangiectasia and wild type cells were used as a cellular model and treated with dexamethasone. The cells were subsequently investigated for membrane and whole cell mechanical properties by atomic force microscopy. In addition, cytoskeleton protein dynamics and nuclear shapes were assayed by fluorescence microscopy, while western blots were used to assess actin and tubulin content...
December 8, 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933464/can-body-composition-be-used-to-optimize-the-dose-of-platinum-chemotherapy-in-lung-cancer-a-feasibility-study
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Vincent Crosby, Catherine D'Souza, Carina Bristow, Amy Proffitt, Asmah Hussain, Vanessa Potter, Ivo Hennig, Richard O'Connor, Vickie Baracos, Andrew Wilcock
PURPOSE: Current methods of dosing platinum-based chemotherapy are suboptimal. Potentially, taking lean body mass into account may help. To inform the design of a future study, we first examined the feasibility and acceptability of such an approach using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and explored aspects suggestive of over- and under-dosing. METHODS: Patients with lung cancer offered platinum-based chemotherapy over 1 year were identified and, if eligible, invited to take part in a prospective feasibility study...
December 8, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920813/densitometric-evaluation-of-bone-prosthetic-counterface-in-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-with-modern-implants
#17
Andrea Cozzi Lepri, Marco Giorgini, Carla Signorini, Christian Carulli, Roberto Civinini, Maria Luisa Brandi, Massimo Innocenti
INTRODUCTION: Recent acquisitions of the complex mechanisms of osseointegration between implants and host bone have gained attention, accordingly to the methods of evaluation of these interactions. DEXA analysis is considered an useful tool to assess such phenomena, in order to analyse in a quantitative manner the local metabolic activity of the bone, and to evaluate over the time the integration between host bone and prosthetic components. The purpose of the present study is to report about a preliminary experience in the analysis of osseointegration processes of patients undergoing a primary Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) or a revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (rTKA)...
May 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916871/predictive-validity-of-the-body-adiposity-index-in-overweight-and-obese-adults-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
#18
Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Katherine González-Ruíz, Andrés Vivas, Antonio García-Hermoso, Hector Reynaldo Triana-Reina
The body adiposity index (BAI) is a recent anthropometric measure proven to be valid in predicting body fat percentage (BF%) in some populations. However, the results have been inconsistent across populations. This study was designed to verify the validity of BAI in predicting BF% in a sample of overweight/obese adults, using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) as the reference method. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 48 participants (54% women, mean age 41.0 ± 7.3 years old). DEXA was used as the "gold standard" to determine BF%...
November 30, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890489/spinal-muscular-atrophy-types-i-and-ii-what-are-the-differences-in%C3%A2-body-composition-and-resting-energy-expenditure
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Simona Bertoli, Ramona De Amicis, Chiara Mastella, Giulia Pieri, Ester Giaquinto, Alberto Battezzati, Alessandro Leone, Giovanni Baranello
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Different neuromuscular functional domains in types I and II Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMAI and SMAII) could lead to differences in body composition (BC) and resting energy expenditure (REE). Their identification could provide the key to defining appropriate strategies in clinical dietary management, but data comparing SMAI and SMAII in terms of BC and REE are not yet available. We measured total and regional fat (FM), lean (LBM), mineral (BMC) masses, body water (total, intra- and extra-cellular, TBW, ICW, ECW) and REE in a sample of SMAI and II children, matched for age and sex, and also adjusting for body size to compare these features of the two SMA phenotypes...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869754/a-comparative-pharmacokinetics-study-of-the-anti-parkinsonian-drug-pramipexole
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Ratih S I Putri, Effi Setiawati, Syifa A Aziswan, Fenny Ong, Raymond R Tjandrawinata, Liana W Susanto
The present study aimed to compare pharmacokinetic parameters of two pramipexole 0.25 mg formulations in order to show bioequivalence. The study was conducted in a randomized, open-label, two-period, two-sequence, and crossover design, involving 23 healthy volunteers. One of the 0.25 mg formulations of pramipexole evaluated in the study was manufactured by PT Dexa Medica, Palembang, Indonesia, the other, used as the reference, by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany. All eligible subjects were required to fast before each drug administration period, which was separated by a one-week washout period...
November 18, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
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