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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773950/could-autism-be-associated-with-nutritional-status-in-the-palestinian-population-the-outcomes-of-the-palestinian-micronutrient-survey
#1
Mohammad Altamimi
Background: Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is believed that the cause of autism is multifactorial, where genetic predispositions interact with environmental factors. In this context, micronutrients play a crucial role. Objective: To present evidence on current micronutrient status in Palestine and highlight its possible role in increasing problems of neurodevelopment disorders in general and autism in particular. Method: Analytical review of results...
2018: Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767836/how-do-we-manage-iron-deficiency-after-blood-donation
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REVIEW
Joseph E Kiss, Ralph R Vassallo
Blood donors and the RBCs and other components they willingly provide are essential in the delivery of healthcare in all parts of the world. Nearly 70% of donated blood comes from repeat or committed donors. The amount of iron removed in the 10 min or so it takes to withdraw a unit of blood (500 ml, plus 25 ml for testing) requires over 24 weeks to replace on a "standard" diet, i.e., without added iron in the form of supplements The cumulative effect of repeat blood donations without adequate iron replacement or a longer wait between donations results in iron deficiency (ID) in many donors, low haemoglobin deferral (~8% of donation attempts), and frank anaemia in some...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764845/endoscopic-diagnosis-of-a-goblet-cell-carcinoid-tumour-of-the-appendix
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Vanessa Falk, Marcia Ballantyne, Sergio Zepeda-Gómez, Ali Kohansal-Vajargah
Primary malignancies of the appendix are rare. Of these, less than 5% are goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) tumours. The majority of GCC present with findings of acute appendicitis or advanced peritoneal spread. We describe a rare presentation of GCC as subtle mucosal abnormality of the appendiceal orifice seen on colonoscopy performed for iron-deficiency anaemia. Biopsies were interpreted as adenocarcinoma; however, final surgical pathology confirmed GCC of the appendix with caecal involvement. The patient recovered well from surgery, anaemia resolved and follow-up did not show metastatic disease...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754836/misoprostol-for-small-bowel-ulcers-in-patients-with-obscure-bleeding-taking-aspirin-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-masters-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
#4
Ali S Taha, Caroline McCloskey, Paula McSkimming, Alex McConnachie
BACKGROUND: The incidence of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, which originates from the small bowel and is mainly associated with the use of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), is rising. We assessed the efficacy and safety of misoprostol for the treatment of small bowel ulcers and erosions in patients taking low-dose aspirin or NSAIDs with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients (aged ≥18 years) with small bowel ulcers who were taking low-dose aspirin, NSAIDs, or both for a minimum of 4 weeks, at University Hospital Crosshouse (Kilmarnock, UK)...
May 10, 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747537/enzymatic-treatment-of-pork-protein-for-the-enhancement-of-iron-bioavailability
#5
Yasumi Horimoto, Regina Tan, Loong-Tak Lim
The typical intervention for iron-deficiency anaemia is through oral supplementation with iron salts, which have unpleasant side effects. Therefore, there is a need for the development of supplements which will be absorbed more effectively and may have fewer side effects. This study investigated the effects of partially hydrolysed pork proteins on the bioavailability of non-haem iron. The peptides were derived using either pepsin or a combination of bacterial and fungal proteases, and their ability to deliver iron was evaluated in a rat intestine epithelial tissue model...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744977/the-management-of-anaemia-and-haematinic-deficiencies-in-pregnancy-and-post-partum
#6
REVIEW
N B A Roy, S Pavord
Anaemia is one of the most common disorders in the world (24·8% of the world population) (de Benoist 2008) and affects patients of all ages and ethnic origins. Underlying causes and prevalences vary by age group and socioeconomic background, but pregnant women everywhere are at high risk of anaemia, the vast majority of cases being due to iron deficiency. One in four pregnant women in Europe are thought to have iron deficiency anaemia (Daru et al., March 2016), whereas in parts of Africa, where hookworm infestation is common, this has been estimated to be as high as 38% (Stevens et al...
April 2018: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743323/iron-deficiency-its-epidemiological-features-and-feeding-practices-among-infants-aged-12-months-in-qatar-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Abdul Jaleel A Latif Zainel, Sherif R Omar Osman, Sadriya Mohammed S Al-Kohji, Nagah A Selim
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the magnitude of anaemia, iron deficiency (ID), iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and to explore epidemiological features of ID and feeding practices among infants aged 12 months in Qatar. SETTING: Well baby clinics in 14 randomly selected primary healthcare centres covering all geographical areas on the national level. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred and six (163 male and 143 female) infants of all nationalities were enrolled...
May 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732532/pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-anaemia-in-immune-mediated-gastrointestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Gaetano Bergamaschi, Antonio Di Sabatino, Gino R Corazza
Immune-mediated disorders affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may compromise GI integrity, interfere with the absorption of nutrients and cause bleeding and inflammation. All these features contribute to the pathogenesis of anaemia, the most prevalent extra-intestinal manifestation of immune-mediated GI disorders. Anaemia is most commonly due to iron deficiency and/or inflammation, but vitamin deficiencies and, more infrequently, autoimmune haemolysis or drug-induced myelosuppression can be involved. Here we address several issues related to the differential diagnosis and treatment of anaemia in immune-mediated GI disorders, giving particular relevance to the problem of iron deficiency anaemia associated with inflammation...
May 6, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720135/compliance-with-iron-and-folic-acid-supplementation-ifas-and-associated-factors-among-pregnant-women-results-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kiambu-county-kenya
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Mary Wanjira Kamau, Waithira Mirie, Samuel Kimani
BACKGROUND: Macro and micronutrients including iron and folic acid deficiencies are prevalent in Kenya, particularly during pregnancy resulting in anaemia. Despite efforts to control anaemia in pregnancy by adopting Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS), this public health problem has persisted contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. The problem notwithstanding, there is poor IFAS compliance, whose reasons remain poorly understood, calling for their investigations. We sought to determine compliance status with IFAS and associated factors among pregnant women...
May 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696163/comparison-of-home-fortification-with-two-iron-formulations-among-kenyan-children-rationale-and-design-of-a-placebo-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Emily M Teshome, Walter Otieno, Sofie R Terwel, Victor Osoti, Ayşe Y Demir, Pauline E A Andango, Andrew M Prentice, Hans Verhoef
Introduction: Home fortification powders containing iron and other micronutrients have been recommended by World Health Organisation to prevent iron deficiency anaemia in areas of high prevalence. There is evidence, however, that home fortification at this iron dose may cause gastrointestinal adverse events including diarrhoea. Providing a low dose of highly absorbable iron (3 mg iron as NaFeEDTA) may be safer because the decreased amount of iron in the gut lumen can possibly reduce the burden of these adverse effects whilst resulting in similar or higher amounts of absorbed iron...
September 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680173/iron-deficiency-in-chronic-and-acute-heart-failure-a-contemporary-review-on-intertwined-conditions
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REVIEW
Gonçalo J L Cunha, Bruno M L Rocha, Luiz Menezes Falcão
Iron Deficiency (ID) is increasingly recognized as a prevalent comorbid condition in Heart Failure (HF). Despite this, the pathophysiological mechanisms for progressive ID in either chronic or acute HF are still poorly understood. Beyond the traditional factors for iron deficit in the general population, we ought to review the specificities of such paucity in the HF patient, particularly focusing on the interplay between heightened inflammation, overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system and the so-called cardio-renal-anaemia-ID syndrome...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667211/randomised-clinical-trial-gastrointestinal-events-in-arthritis-patients-treated-with-celecoxib-ibuprofen-or-naproxen-in-the-precision-trial
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N D Yeomans, D Y Graham, M E Husni, D H Solomon, T Stevens, J Vargo, Q Wang, L M Wisniewski, K E Wolski, J S Borer, P Libby, A M Lincoff, T F Lüscher, W Bao, C Walker, S E Nissen
BACKGROUND: We evaluated GI safety of celecoxib compared with 2 nonselective (ns) NSAIDs, as a secondary objective of a large trial examining multiorgan safety. METHODS: This randomised, double-blind controlled trial analysed 24 081 patients. Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis patients, needing ongoing NSAID treatment, were randomised to receive celecoxib 100-200 mg b.d., ibuprofen 600-800 mg t.d.s. or naproxen 375-500 mg b.d. plus esomeprazole, and low-dose aspirin or corticosteroids if already prescribed...
April 17, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626044/efficacy-of-iron-supplementation-on-fatigue-and-physical-capacity-in-non-anaemic-iron-deficient-adults-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Brett L Houston, Daryl Hurrie, Jeff Graham, Brittany Perija, Emily Rimmer, Rasheda Rabbani, Charles N Bernstein, Alexis F Turgeon, Dean A Fergusson, Donald S Houston, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski
OBJECTIVE: Iron supplementation in iron-deficiency anaemia is standard practice, but the benefits of iron supplementation in iron-deficient non-anaemic (IDNA) individuals remains controversial. Our objective is to identify the effects of iron therapy on fatigue and physical capacity in IDNA adults. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). SETTING: Primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (≥18 years) who were iron deficient but non-anaemic...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626026/dilated-cardiomyopathy-as-the-first-presentation-of-coeliac-disease-association-or-causation
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Peysh Patel, Fraser Smith, Niamh Kilcullen, Nigel Artis
Global ventricular impairment is a frequent presentation in clinical practice, but dissection of causative mechanisms from clinical associations is challenging. We present the case of a 19-year-old man who presented with dilated cardiomyopathy as the first presentation of coeliac disease. The manifestation of iron deficiency anaemia prompted gastroenterology input and enabled accurate diagnosis. It is unclear whether coeliac disease was simply coexistent or directly implicated in pathophysiology. Mechanisms may relate to nutritional deficiencies or autoimmune myocarditis arising from cross-reactivity...
March 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621265/optimum-strata-boundaries-and-sample-sizes-in-health-surveys-using-auxiliary-variables
#15
Karuna Garan Reddy, Mohammad G M Khan, Sabiha Khan
Using convenient stratification criteria such as geographical regions or other natural conditions like age, gender, etc., is not beneficial in order to maximize the precision of the estimates of variables of interest. Thus, one has to look for an efficient stratification design to divide the whole population into homogeneous strata that achieves higher precision in the estimation. In this paper, a procedure for determining Optimum Stratum Boundaries (OSB) and Optimum Sample Sizes (OSS) for each stratum of a variable of interest in health surveys is developed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620435/beyond-self-monitored-plasma-glucose-and-hba1c-the-role-of-non-traditional-glycaemic-markers-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Neuza Mendes, Rogério Tavares Ribeiro, Fátima Serrano
Strict glycaemic management is the cornerstone of metabolic control in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Current monitoring standards involve self-monitoring plasma glucose (SMBG) and haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). However, both have important limitations. SMBG only reflects instantaneous blood glucose and the inconvenience of self-collecting blood frequently results in poor compliance. HbA1c provides information on blood glucose levels from the previous 2 to 3 months and it is influenced by iron-deficient states, common during pregnancy...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619936/intravenous-iron-treatment-in-the-puerperium
#17
Charlotte Holm
Iron deficiency and anaemia in the puerperium are associated with several important clinical consequences, most prominently physical fatigue. Current treatment practice with oral iron supplementation is associated with gastrointestinal side-effects and subsequent poor compliance. Red blood cell transfusion is also widely used to treat severe postpartum anaemia, though accumulating evidence questions its risk-benefit ratio. Intravenous iron has in previous studies been associated with fast improvement of haemoglobin and iron biochemical markers in the treatment of postpartum anaemia, but there is a lack of studies on patient reported outcomes...
April 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619914/iron-deficiency-after-bariatric-surgery-what-is-the-real-problem
#18
Nele Steenackers, Bart Van der Schueren, Ann Mertens, Matthias Lannoo, Tara Grauwet, Patrick Augustijns, Christophe Matthys
The growing prevalence of obesity explains the rising interest in bariatric surgery. Compared with non-surgical treatment options, bariatric surgery results in greater and sustained improvements in weight loss, obesity associated complications, all-cause mortality and quality of life. These encouraging metabolic and weight effects come with a downside, namely the risk of nutritional deficiencies. Particularly striking is the risk to develop iron deficiency. Postoperatively, the prevalence of iron deficiency varies between 18 and 53 % after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and between 1 and 54 % after sleeve gastrectomy...
April 5, 2018: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594477/quercetin-inhibits-intestinal-non-haem-iron-absorption-by-regulating-iron-metabolism-genes-in-the-tissues
#19
Marija Lesjak, Sara Balesaria, Vernon Skinner, Edward S Debnam, Surjit Kaila S Srai
PURPOSE: There is general agreement that some dietary polyphenols block non-haem iron uptake, but the mechanisms by which they achieve this action are poorly understood. Since the polyphenol quercetin is ingested daily in significant amounts, we have investigated the effect of quercetin on duodenal non-haem iron absorption in vivo, as well as its effect on factors known to be involved in systemic iron metabolism. METHODS: Rats were subject to gastric gavage and systemic quercetin administration...
March 28, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593459/post-operative-iron-carboxymaltose-may-have-an-effect-on-haemoglobin-levels-in-cardiothoracic-surgical-patients-on-the-icu-an-observational-pilot-study-about-anaemia-treatment-with-intravenous-iron
#20
Frank Peters, Maria Eveslage, Inka Gallitz, Carola Wempe, Patrick Meybohm, Hugo K Van Aken, Andrea U Steinbicker
Background: Post-operative anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Positive effects of post-operative intravenous iron (IVI) after elective orthopaedic, abdominal and genitourinary surgery have been reported. The current observational trial investigated the prevalence of post-operative anaemia, the effect of IVI on haemoglobin levels, the use of blood transfusions and diagnoses related to infections. Methods: 1,265 patients on five ICUs of Münster University Hospital were screened for post-operative anaemia...
January 2018: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
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