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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145714/clinical-and-biochemical-correlates-of-male-hypogonadism-in-type-2-diabetes
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A Herrero, M Marcos, P Galindo, J M Miralles, J J Corrales
The origin of hypogonadism, a condition including both symptoms and biochemical criteria of androgen deficiency, in type 2 diabetes is poorly known. In a cross-sectional study of 267 unselected patients, we analyzed the potential correlation of several clinical and biochemical variables as well as chronic micro- and macrovascular diabetic complications with hypogonadism. Hypogonadism was present in 46 patients (17.2%) using a cutoff of total testosterone 10.4 nmol/L and in 31 (11.6%) with a cutoff of 8 nmol/L...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144813/diagnosing-and-monitoring-endocrine-dysfunction-diabetes-and-obesity-in-a-cohort-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Victoria Rollins Hudspeth, Stuart Harrison Gold, David Robert Clemmons
OBJECTIVE: 5-year survival for childhood cancer has increased to 80%, resulting in a growing population of adult survivors of childhood cancer (ASOCC). Long-term endocrine dysfunction is as high as 63% when screened in research protocols. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of endocrine testing, endocrine dysfunction, diabetes, obesity, and endocrinologist visits outside of a research screening protocol. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for 176 ASOCC who were diagnosed with cancer before age 18, followed at least 10 years, were now at least 18, and had survived to the time of chart review...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142985/low-urinary-creatinine-excretion-is-associated-with-self-reported-frailty-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Harmke A Polinder-Bos, Hakan Nacak, Friedo W Dekker, Stephan J L Bakker, Carlo A J M Gaillard, Ron T Gansevoort
Introduction: Frailty and muscle wasting, a component of frailty, are common in advanced stage chronic kidney disease (CKD). Whether frailty is associated with low urinary creatinine excretion (UCrE) as a measure of muscle mass in this population is unknown. Furthermore, reference values of UCrE are lacking. We first defined low UCrE and studied correlates of low UCrE, and subsequently studied cross-sectional associations of frailty with low UCrE in patients with advanced CKD. Methods: A total of 2748 healthy individuals of the general population-based PREVEND study were included to define low UCrE (UCrE indexed for height, below the age- and sex-specific 5th percentile of the distribution)...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141856/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-outcomes-in-patients-supported-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-single-institutional-9-year-experience
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Rabea Asleh, Alexandros Briasoulis, Sarah D Schettle, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Naveen L Pereira, Brooks S Edwards, Alfredo L Clavell, Simon Maltais, David L Joyce, Lyle D Joyce, Richard C Daly, Sudhir S Kushwaha, John M Stulak
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. The effect of DM on post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation outcomes is unclear. This study sought to investigate whether patients with DM had worse outcomes than patients without DM after LVAD implantation and whether LVAD support resulted in a better control of DM. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed 341 consecutive adults who underwent implantation of LVAD from 2007 to 2016...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136901/biomarker-analysis-of-hemoglobin-adducts-of-acrylamide-and-glycidamide-enantiomers-for-mid-term-internal-exposure-assessment-by-isotope-dilution-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yu Zhang, Qiao Wang, Gong Zhang, Wei Jia, Yiping Ren, Yongning Wu
Hemoglobin (Hb) adducts of acrylamide (AA) and its oxidative metabolite glycidamide (GA) are important biomarkers for evaluating the mid-term exposure of acrylamide toxicity in vivo. Taking pentafluoro-2-methylphenyl isothiocyanates of N-(2-carbamoylethyl)valine (AAVal-PFPTH) and N-(2-carbamoyl-2-hydroxyethy)valine (GAVal-PFPTH) as target analytes, we developed an isotope dilution ultra-high performance liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous determination of AA and GA hemoglobin (Hb) adducts under the electroscopy ionization negative (ESI‾) mode in the present work...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136732/-prognosis-factors-for-the-perineal-incision-complications-after-abdominoperineal-resection-for-low-rectal-cancer
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S Luo, J W Liang, H T Zhou, W Pei, Z X Zhou, Q Liu, X S Wang
Objective: To evaluate the prognosis factors affecting perineal incision complications after abdominoperineal resection (APR) for the low rectal cancer. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 151 consecutive patients with low rectal cancer undergoing APR between January and December 2013 at Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College. The patients were comprised of 95 males and 56 females. The mean age of the patients was (57...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135987/determining-the-optimal-screening-interval-for-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-using-a-risk-prediction-model
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Andrei Brateanu, Thomas Barwacz, Lei Kou, Sihe Wang, Anita D Misra-Hebert, Bo Hu, Abhishek Deshpande, Nana Kobaivanova, Michael B Rothberg
BACKGROUND: Progression to diabetes mellitus (DM) is variable and the screening time interval not well defined. The American Diabetes Association and US Preventive Services Task Force suggest screening every 3 years, but evidence is limited. The objective of the study was to develop a model to predict the probability of developing DM and suggest a risk-based screening interval. METHODS: We included non-diabetic adult patients screened for DM in the Cleveland Clinic Health System if they had at least two measurements of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an initial one less than 6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130716/-effect-of-quinua-chenopodium-quinoa-consumption-as-a-coadjuvant-in-nutritional-intervention-in-prediabetic-subjects
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María Salud Abellán Ruiz, María Dolores Barnuevo Espinosa, Carlos García Santamaría, Carlos Javier Contreras Fernández, Miriam Aldeguer García, Fulgencio Soto Méndez, Isabel Guillén Guillén, Antonio Jesús Luque Rubia, Francisco Javier Quinde Ràzuri, Antonio Martínez Garrido, Francisco Javier López Román
INTRODUCTION: Quinoa is a pseudocereal containing low glycemic index carbohydrates, dietary fiber, high biological value protein, phytosterols, and n-3 and n-6 fatty acids, which has generated interest in prediabetes nutritional interventions. This randomized (2:1), placebo-controlled, double-blind study evaluated the effects of processed quinoa on body mass index (BMI), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and the satiation and fullness (complete) degree in prediabetic patients...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130008/a-rare-association-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kavita Agrawal, Flores Alfonso
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea on exertion for at least two months. He also complained of progressive dysphagia and weight loss of 35 pounds over the last eight months. Initial blood tests showed hemoglobin of 6.1 g/dl, reticulocytes count of 19.7%, total bilirubin of 3.2 mg/dl, lactate dehydrogenase of 600 U/L, and haptoglobin of less than 8 mg/dl, and direct Coombs test was positive for warm immunoglobulin G. The impression was autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The evaluation of dysphagia with esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a single irregular 4 cm malignant appearing ulcerated mass at the incisura angularis of the stomach...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129378/transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-a%C3%A2-new-approach-to-myomectomy
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Jan Baekelandt
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a new approach for performing a myomectomy via transvaginal natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES) as an alternative to laparoscopic myomectomy. DESIGN: Stepwise explanation of the technique with the use of original video footage. SETTING: Hospital. PATIENT(S): Eight patients were treated transvaginally for intramural, subserosal, and pedunculated myomas. INTERVENTION(S): In case of a posterior myoma, a 2...
November 9, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126915/steps-moderate-to-vigorous-physical-activity-and-cardiometabolic-profiles
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Samantha Hajna, Nancy A Ross, Kaberi Dasgupta
The relative benefits of meeting the current moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) and 'active' step count recommendations are unknown. Using robust linear regressions, we compared cardiometabolic marker differences (blood pressure, lipid levels, Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR), hemoglobin A1C, C-reactive protein (CRP), and body mass index (BMI)) across MVPA (150min/week) and step (10,000 steps/day) thresholds and between step categories (low active: 5000 to 7499, somewhat active: 7500 to 9999, and active: ≥10,000 steps/day vs...
November 7, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125799/body-growth-and-rapid-hematological-development-support-breath-hold-of-baby-belugas-delphinapterus-leucas-during-subice-transit
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Shawn R Noren, Caryn P Poll, Matthew S Edwards
Body size and oxygen stores in the blood and muscle set breath-hold limits in marine mammals, yet these characteristics are understudied in immature cetaceans. We examined body mass and hematology from birth through adulthood in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). At birth, body mass was 8% and 6% of the maximum mass recorded for adult females and males, respectively. Body mass then increased rapidly, approaching an asymptote around 12 yr for females and 18 yr for males. Interestingly, red blood cell counts, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit levels decreased after birth; this neonatal anemia was reversed as levels increased after 2 mo postpartum...
January 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121708/factors-associated-with-a-prolonged-length-of-hospital-stay-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Sang Kyu Choi, Cheol Keun Kim, Dong In Jo, Myung Chul Lee, Jee Nam Kim, Hyun Gon Choi, Dong Hyeok Shin, Soon Heum Kim
Background: We conducted this study to identify factors that may prolong the length of the hospital stay (LHS) in patients with diabetic foot (DF) in a single-institution setting. Methods: In this single-center retrospective study, we evaluated a total of 164 patients with DF, and conducted an intergroup comparison of their baseline demographic and clinical characteristics, including sex, age, duration of diabetes, smoking status, body mass index, underlying comorbidities (e...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121408/community-health-workers-supporting-clinical-pharmacists-in-diabetes-management-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lisa K Sharp, Jessica J Tilton, Daniel R Touchette, Yinglin Xia, Daniel Mihailescu, Michael L Berbaum, Ben S Gerber
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of clinical pharmacists and community health workers (CHWs) in improving glycemic control within a low-income, ethnic minority population. METHODS: In a two-arm, 2-year, crossover trial, 179 African-American and 65 Hispanic adult patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] ≥ 8%) were randomized to CHW support either during the first or second year of the study. All participants received clinical pharmacist support for both years of the study...
November 9, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118768/the-relationship-between-hypertriglyceridemic-waist-phenotype-and-early-diabetic-nephropathy-in-type-2-diabetes
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Chun-Ming Ma, Rui Wang, Xiao-Li Liu, Na Lu, Qiang Lu, Fu-Zai Yin
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) phenotype and early diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 538 type 2 diabetes patients in Qinhuangdao. The HW phenotype was defined as serum triglyceride concentrations ≥1.7 mmol/L and waist circumference ≥90 cm (males) and ≥85 cm (females). Results: The prevalence of the HW phenotype was 34...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117929/a-fully-automated-web-based-program-improves-lifestyle-habits-and-hba1c-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-abdominal-obesity-randomized-trial-of-patient-e-coaching-nutritional-support-the-anode-study
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Boris Hansel, Philippe Giral, Laetitia Gambotti, Alexandre Lafourcade, Gilbert Peres, Claude Filipecki, Diana Kadouch, Agnes Hartemann, Jean-Michel Oppert, Eric Bruckert, Michel Marre, Arnaud Bruneel, Emilie Duchene, Ronan Roussel
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a public health challenge. New solutions need to be developed to help patients implement lifestyle changes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate a fully automated Web-based intervention designed to help users improve their dietary habits and increase their physical activity. METHODS: The Accompagnement Nutritionnel de l'Obésité et du Diabète par E-coaching (ANODE) study was a 16-week, 1:1 parallel-arm, open-label randomized clinical trial...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116931/early-life-selenium-status-and-cognitive-function-at-5-and-10-years-of-age-in-bangladeshi-children
#17
Helena Skröder, Maria Kippler, Fahmida Tofail, Marie Vahter
BACKGROUND: In older adults, selenium status has been positively associated with cognitive function. We recently reported a positive association between maternal selenium status in pregnancy and children's cognitive function at 1.5 y. OBJECTIVE: We followed up the children to assess if prenatal and childhood selenium status was associated with cognitive abilities at 5 and 10 y. METHODS: This longitudinal cohort study was nested in Maternal and Infant Nutrition Interventions in Matlab (MINIMat), a population-based, randomized supplementation trial in pregnancy in rural Bangladesh...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113741/low-serum-ctrp3-levels-are-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Junxia Zhang, Bilin Zhang, Yangyang Cheng, Jinxiu Xu
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) commonly occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). C1q/TNF-related protein-3 (CTRP3) levels are decreased in type 2 diabetic patients. However, to date, it is unknown whether low CTRP3 level are correlated with the incidence of NAFLD. The aim of this study was to observe this association in Chinese patients with T2DM. Overall, 175 newly diagnosed T2DM were recruited in this study. The subjects were divided into NAFLD group (n=93) and control group (n=82)...
November 4, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113390/associations-between-serum-bilirubin-levels-and-essential-trace-elements-status-in-an-adult-population
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You-Fan Peng, Ye-Sheng Wei
Objective: This paper aims to evaluate the relations between serum bilirubin and essential trace elements in an adult population. Results: Demographic and clinical data were stratified according to the median of serum bilirubin concentrations (50th percentiles). There were statistical differences in regarding with age, body mass index, white blood count, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, alanine aminotransferase, creatinine, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, iron, zinc and copper...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111833/alterations-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-early-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-potential-risk-factors
#20
Rui Shi, Zhonglan Guo, Feng Wang, Rong Li, Lei Zhao, Rong Lin
AIMS: To investigate the loss of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in type-2 diabetic patients with early-stage diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to identify potential risk factors accounting for these alterations. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 158 type-2 diabetic patients were divided into three groups based on their DR status. RNFL thickness and other optic disc parameters were obtained by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and then compared among different groups...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
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