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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926087/self-reported-function-more-informative-than-frailty-phenotype-in-predicting-adverse-postoperative-course-in-older-adults
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Alok Kapoor, Theofilos Matheos, Matthias Walz, Christine McDonough, Abiramy Maheswaran, Evan Ruppell, Deeqo Mohamud, Nicholas Shaffer, Yanhua Zhou, Shubjeet Kaur, Stephen Heard, Sybil Crawford, Howard Cabral, Daniel K White, Heena Santry, Alan Jette, Roger Fielding, Rebecca A Silliman, Jerry Gurwitz
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Current preoperative assessment tools such as the American College of Surgeons Surgical Risk Calculator (ACS Calculator) are suboptimal for evaluating older adults. The objective was to evaluate and compare the performance of the ACS Calculator for predicting risk of serious postoperative complications with the addition of self-reported physical function versus a frailty score. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Two tertiary care academic medical centers in Massachusetts...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922944/revised-inverse-problem-algorithm-based-prediction-of-coronary-artery-stenosis-readings-from-the-clinical-data-of-patients-with-coronary-heart-diseases
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Lung-Fa Pan, Shao-Wen Chiu, Min-Feng Xiao, Chia-Hui Chen, Lung-Kwang Pan
AIM: Coronary artery stenosis readings were predicted in this study on the basis of clinical data for patients with coronary heart diseases using the inverse problem algorithm. METHOD: Five factors, including age, BSA (body surface area), MAP (mean artery pressure), sugar AC (ante cibum), and LDL-C (low-density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol) were incorporated into a nonlinear first-order regression fit analysis to develop a prediction equation with sixteen terms derived via a revised inverse problem algorithm implemented through the STATISTICA default regression fit...
September 18, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922298/the-impact-of-nondifferential-exposure-misclassification-on-the-performance-of-propensity-scores-for-continuous-and-binary-outcomes-a-simulation-study
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Mollie E Wood, Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Hedvig M E Nordeng, Kate L Lapane
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of the propensity score (PS) to reduce confounding bias in the presence of nondifferential misclassification of treatment, using simulations. METHODS: Using an example from the pregnancy medication safety literature, we carried out simulations to quantify the effect of nondifferential misclassification of treatment under varying scenarios of sensitivity and specificity, exposure prevalence (10%, 50%), outcome type (continuous and binary), true outcome (null and increased risk), confounding direction, and different PS applications (matching, stratification, weighting, regression), and obtained measures of bias and 95% confidence interval coverage...
September 15, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919982/effective-management-of-spasticity-and-impacts-on-weight-change-and-resting-energy-expenditure-in-a-female-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Amy N Nevin, Khanh Nguyen, Sridhar Atresh, Angela Vivanti, Ingrid J Hickman
INTRODUCTION: The impact of muscle spasticity on weight change and energy expenditure after spinal cord injury (SCI) is not well understood. CASE PRESENTATION: This case study reports changes to body weight and resting energy expenditure (REE) in a 36-year-old female (T3 AIS A SCI; 80 kg; body mass index=28 kg m(-)(2) at injury) requiring escalating therapies to manage severe spasticity. Body weight, spasticity medications and fasted REE (measured using indirect calorimetry, canopy hood) were recorded at 4, 16, 17, 20 and 44 months post injury...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919599/clinico-biochemical-profile-of-women-with-hyperemesis-gravidarum-admitted-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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S Kabir, M S Basher, H Akhter, T Latif, S N Akhter, R K Karmoker, S A Shaon, K Ahmed
Hyperemesis gravidarum is the most severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy with poor pregnancy outcome. Hormonal changes, psychological and immunological factors are attributed to the condition. Recently, prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among women with Hyperemesis gravidarum has been revealed. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out at antenatal ward, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh among thirty-six purposively selected patients with Hyperemesis gravidarum to assess the clinic-biochemical profile...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919062/progress-and-challenges-in-anti-obesity-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Daniel H Bessesen, Luc F Van Gaal
Obesity is a serious and growing worldwide health challenge. Healthy lifestyle choices are the foundation of obesity treatment. However, weight loss can lead to physiological adaptations that promote weight regain. As a result, lifestyle treatment alone typically produces only modest weight loss that is difficult to sustain. In other metabolic diseases, pharmacotherapy is an accepted adjunct to lifestyle. Several anti-obesity drugs have been approved in the USA, European Union, Australia, and Japan including sympathomimetics, pancreatic lipase inhibitors, GABAA receptor activators, a serotonin 2C receptor agonist, opioid antagonist, dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918180/-reason-for-consultation-weight-loss
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M Martín Asenjo, J M Martín Guerra, C Rodríguez Martín, L A Sánchez Muñoz, M Martín-Luquero Ibáñez, J M Prieto de Paula
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Unintentional weight loss is frequent reason to visit a doctor and it has multiple diagnostic possibilities. The objective of this study is to examine the background of the patients who seek consultation for weight loss and to establish the relationship between weight loss and neoplasia. METHOD: An analysis was performed on the demographic data, quantified weight loss, accompanying symptomatology, and diagnosis of patients who sought medical advice for unintentional weight loss during the year 2015...
September 13, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917231/portion-controlled-ready-to-eat-meal-replacement-is-associated-with-short-term-weight-loss-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rebecca Kuriyan, Deepa P Lokesh, Ninoshka D'Souza, Divya J Priscilla, Chandni Halcyon Peris, Sumithra Selvam, Anura V Kurpad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Strategies to prevent and treat overweight/obesity are urgently needed. This study assessed the effect of a short-term intake of ready-to-eat cereal on body weight and waist circumference of overweight/obese individuals in comparison to a control group. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, controlled 2-arm trial was carried out on 101 overweight/obese (Body Mass Index - 29.2±2.4 kg/m2) females aged 18 to 44 years, at St. John's Medical College Hospital...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917223/validity-of-the-malnutrition-universal-screening-tool-must-in-australian-hospitalized-acutely-unwell-elderly-patients
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Yogesh Sharma, Campbell Thompson, Billingsley Kaambwa, Rashmi Shahi, Michelle Miller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study validated the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) for nutritional screening in acutely unwell elderly patients against a reference assessment tool - Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and thirty two acutely admitted general medical patients contributed data for this study. In addition to performance of MUST and PG-SGA the following nutritional parameters were measured: weight loss >5% in previous 3-6 months, handgrip strength, triceps skinfold thickness, Mid-arm circumference, Mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC)...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917003/effects-of-obesity-and-diabetes-on-rate-of-bone-density-loss
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W D Leslie, S N Morin, S R Majumdar, L M Lix
In this large registry-based study, women with diabetes had marginally greater bone mineral density (BMD) loss at the femoral neck but not at other measurement sites, whereas obesity was not associated with greater BMD loss. Our data do not support the hypothesis that rapid BMD loss explains the increased fracture risk associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity observed in prior studies. INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes and obesity are associated with higher bone mineral density (BMD) which may be less protective against fracture than previously assumed...
September 15, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915838/gout-and-comorbidity-a-nominal-group-study-of-people-with-gout
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Jasvinder A Singh
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in patients with gout, yet qualitative research is lacking. The study objective was to examine the impact of gout on comorbidities. METHODS: Nine nominal groups were conducted. Patients with gout discussed and rank-ordered their concerns in response to the question, "How does gout or its treatment affect your other conditions and their treatment?" RESULTS: Nine nominal groups had 45 gout patients, with mean age 61 years (standard deviation (SD) 10...
September 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913958/preoperative-nutritional-management-of-bariatric-patients-in-australia-the-current-practice-of-dietitians
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Ruth Bourne, Judith Tweedie, Fiona Pelly
AIM: The aim of this observational study was to investigate the reported practices of Australian dietitians managing bariatric surgery patients in the preoperative stage. METHODS: An online survey of dietitians providing nutritional care to bariatric patients was developed for the purpose of this investigation. The survey questions were guided by the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient guidelines and current literature...
September 15, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913660/weight-gain-in-hormone-receptor-positive-hr-early-stage-breast-cancer-is-it-menopausal-status-or-something-else
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Kirsten A Nyrop, Allison M Deal, Jordan T Lee, Hyman B Muss, Seul Ki Choi, Amy Wheless, Lisa A Carey, Shlomit S Shachar
PURPOSE: This study investigates weight trajectories in pre- versus postmenopausal breast cancer (BC) survivors diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive tumors, with a specific focus on discerning menopausal status and type of endocrine treatment (ET) as risk factors for weight gain during ET. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of electronic medical records. Descriptive statistics and Chi-squared and t tests were used to compare pre- and postmenopausal women...
September 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913656/new-insights-into-cardiac-involvement-in-juvenile-scleroderma-a-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-assessment-unveils-subclinical-ventricle-dysfunction
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Reyhan Dedeoglu, Amra Adroviç, Funda Oztunç, Sezgin Sahin, Kenan Barut, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Cardiac manifestations in juvenile scleroderma or systemic sclerosis (JSSc) have poor prognosis, begin in early stages of the disease, and remain clinically asymptomatic. New echocardiography modalities, such as 2D/3D speckle tracking (STE, strain analysis for regional and global ventricular functions), can detect cardiac involvement in early stages. We assessed 21 JSSc patients and 19 controls using 2D/3D STE. The left ventricular end diastolic volume, end systolic volume, and ejection fraction of the patient and control groups were significantly different (99...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905317/healthcare-resource-utilization-and-costs-associated-with-ketosis-events-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-uk
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Nandu Thalange, Natalie Valerie Jane Aldhouse, Helen Kitchen, Daniel Howard, Deniz Tutkunkardas, Jonas Håkan-Bloch
INTRODUCTION: Ketosis is a metabolic state associated with insulin deficiency. Untreated, it develops into diabetic ketoacidosis, a significant contributor to mortality and morbidity in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Little is understood about how patients utilize healthcare resources during ketosis events. This study aimed to identify and quantify healthcare resource utilization and provide estimates of associated costs of ketosis events in T1DM, treated unaided or with healthcare professional (HCP) assistance in the UK...
September 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900545/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-gastric-greater-curvature-plication-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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N Khidir, M Al Dhaheri, W El Ansari, M Al Kuwari, D Sargsyan, M Bashah
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic gastric greater curvature plication (LGGCP) is a restrictive bariatric procedure without gastrectomy. However, limited literature on effectiveness of gastric plication exists. OBJECTIVES: We assessed LGGCP's efficacy, effects on associated comorbidities, safety and the rate of complications, and patient satisfaction with LGGCP's outcomes among morbidly obese patients. METHOD: Analysis of retrospectively data collected from medical records of 26 patients who had undergone LGGCP at Hamad General Hospital, Qatar, during 2011-2012...
2017: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900482/study-on-inhibitory-effect-of-maimendong-decoction-and-weijing-decoction-combination-with-cisplatin-on-nci-a549-xenograft-in-nude-mice-and-its-mechanism
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Fei Xiong, Miao Jiang, Meijuan Chen, Xiaoxia Wang, Shiping Zhang, Jing Zhou, Ke Li, Yan Sheng, Lian Yin, Yuping Tang, Lihong Ye, Mianhua Wu, Haian Fu, Xu Zhang
MaiMenDong Decoction and WeiJing Decoction (Jin formula) is a traditional Chinese medication that consists of 8 medicinal plants, which recorded in the classical TCM literature Jin Kui Yao Lue and has been utilized in the treatment of lung diseases for hundreds of years in China. The present study aimed to determine the anti-tumor activity and the underlying mechanisms of Jin formula combined with cisplatin in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Xenograft model of NCI-A549 was established in Balb/c nude mice...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895037/management-of-acute-sleeve-gastrectomy-leaks-by-conversion-to-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-small-case-series
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Kutay Saglam, Aydin Aktas, Ersin Gundogan, Ismail Ertugrul, Ali Tardu, Servet Karagul, Serdar Kirmizi, Fatih Sumer, Veysel Ersan, Cuneyt Kayaalp
Management of early sleeve gastrectomy leak remains challenging. The recommended approach is endoscopic stenting and abdominal drainage. Conversion to a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a common procedure used for late fistulas with distal obstruction. Here, we have presented three cases of early staple line leaks treated by conversion to RYGB. These patients had uncontrolled abdominal infections despite intensive medical treatments, and surgery was elected for abdominal drainage as well as to control the source of sepsis...
September 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894957/efficacy-of-a%C3%A2-multidisciplinary-pulmonary-rehabilitation-outpatient-program-on-exacerbations-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-asthma
#19
Ipek Candemir, Pinar Ergun, Dicle Kaymaz
BACKGROUND: Even though many studies have investigated the effectiveness of weight loss interventions, the efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has not yet been proven in obese patients with asthma. The aims of this study were to investigate the efficacy of PR on asthma exacerbations in the first year after PR and to evaluate the efficacy of PR in exercise capacity, quality of life, psychosocial symptoms and control of asthma in overweight patients. METHODS: The exercise capacity, health-related quality of life scores, psychosocial symptoms, asthma control test (ACT) data, number of emergency admissions and hospitalizations of 35 overweight patients with asthma who completed a 1-year multidisciplinary PR program were recorded and analyzed...
September 11, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893489/review-of-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-resistance-in-peripheral-arterial-disease
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REVIEW
Mina Guirgis, Peter Thompson, Shirley Jansen
OBJECTIVE: Aspirin resistance (AR) and clopidogrel resistance (CR) are terms used to describe a reduction in the medication's efficacy in inhibiting platelet aggregation despite regular dosing. This review gives context to the clinical role and implications of antiplatelet resistance in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: A review of English-language literature on AR and CR in PAD involving human subjects using PubMed and MEDLINE databases was performed in April 2017...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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