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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908844/quittr-the-design-of-a-video-game-to-support-smoking-cessation
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Ivan Bindoff, Kristy de Salas, Gregory Peterson, Tristan Ling, Ian Lewis, Lindsay Wells, Peter Gee, Stuart G Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Smoking is recognized as the largest, single, preventable cause of death and disease in the developed world. While the majority of smokers report wanting to quit, and many try each year, smokers find it difficult to maintain long-term abstinence. Behavioral support, such as education, advice, goal-setting, and encouragement, is known to be beneficial in improving the likelihood of succeeding in a quit attempt, but it remains difficult to effectively deliver this behavioral support and keep the patient engaged with the process for a sufficient duration...
December 1, 2016: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905259/regenerative-pharmacology-recent-developments-and-future-perspectives
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James Koudy Williams, Karl-Erik Andersson
This review focuses on the current status of research that utilizes the application of pharmacological sciences to accelerate, optimize and characterize the development, maturation and function of bioengineered and regenerating tissues. These regenerative pharmacologic approaches have been applied to diseases of the urogenital tract, the heart, the brain, the musculoskeletal system and diabetes. Approaches have included the use of growth factors (such as VEGF and chemokines (stromal-derived factor - CXCL12) to mobilize cell to the sights of tissue loss or damage...
December 1, 2016: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900515/community-based-healthy-aging-interventions-for-older-adults-with-arthritis-and-multimorbidity
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Janice C Zgibor, Lei Ye, Robert M Boudreau, Molly B Conroy, Joni Vander Bilt, Elizabeth A Rodgers, Elizabeth A Schlenk, Mini E Jacob, Jane Brandenstein, Steven M Albert, Anne B Newman
Examine the impact of programs led by community health workers on health and function in older adults with arthritis and other health conditions. We conducted a cluster-randomized trial of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) enhanced with the "10 Keys"™ to Healthy Aging compared with the AFEP program at 54 sites in 462 participants (mean age 73 years, 88 % women, 80 % white). Trained Community health workers delivered the 10-week programs. Outcomes assessed after 6 months included physical performance [Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)], Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index, and preventive health behaviors...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894568/gender-differences-in-cumulative-life-course-socioeconomic-position-and-social-mobility-in-relation-to-new-onset-diabetes-in%C3%A2-adults-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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Lidyane V Camelo, Luana Giatti, Bruce B Duncan, Dóra Chor, Rosane Härter Griep, Maria Inês Schmidt, Sandhi Maria Barreto
PURPOSE: We investigated gender-specific associations of cumulative socioeconomic position across life course and social mobility with new onset diabetes mellitus (NODM) in over 12,000 civil servants in Brazil. METHODS: We used data from ELSA-Brasil baseline (2008-2010). The accumulation of risk was assessed using an education-based score and an occupation-based score. Educational and occupational social mobility were also evaluated. RESULTS: In minimally adjusted models, NODM increased with increasing exposure to life-course social disadvantages, especially in men...
December 2016: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893380/area-determination-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-images-using-a-cascaded-two-stage-svm-based-classification
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Lei Wang, Peder Pedersen, Emmanuel Agu, Diane Strong, Bengisu Tulu
It is standard practice for clinicians and nurses to primarily assess patients' wounds via visual examination. This subjective method can be inaccurate in wound assessment and also represents a significant clinical workload. Hence, computer-based systems, especially implemented on mobile devices, can provide automatic, quantitative wound assessment and can thus be valuable for accurately monitoring wound healing status. Out of all wound assessment parameters, the measurement of the wound area is the most suitable for automated analysis...
November 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891356/attitudes-and-perceptions-of-medical-undergraduates-towards-mobile-learning-m-learning
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Rakesh Narayan Patil, Balaji D Almale, Mrunal Patil, Amit Gujrathi, Supriya Dhakne-Palwe, Anuradha R Patil, Shriram Gosavi
INTRODUCTION: Mobile technology is one of the latest extensions of technological innovations that can be integrated into medical education. With the aid of these devices, students learn faster outside the classroom by having quick access to the internet and easy retrieval of required health related learning resources to keep alongside of recent trend and development. In medicine practice one has to continuously update his/her medical knowledge and mobile learning will serve as a tool for self-directed learning...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886612/decreased-norton-s-functional-score-is-an-independent-long-term-prognostic-marker-in-hospital-survivors-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-soroka-acute-myocardial-infarction-ii-sami-ii-project
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Hagar Silber, Arthur Shiyovich, Harel Gilutz, Hanna Ziedenberg, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Ygal Plakht
BACKGROUND: Patient function is a risk factor of mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Norton scale (NS) was originally developed to estimate the risk for pressure ulcers. It contains 5 domains: mental condition, physical condition, mobility, activity in daily living and incontinence. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate NS as long-term prognostic marker following AMI. METHODS: A retrospective study based on computerized medical records of AMI patient hospitalized in a tertiary medical center in 2004-2012...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884961/therapeutic-silencing-of-fat-specific-protein-27-improves-glycemic-control-in-mouse-models-of-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Cédric Langhi, Noemí Arias, Ananthi Rajamoorthi, Jeannine Basta, Richard G Lee, Ángel Baldán
Obesity is a component of the metabolic syndrome, mechanistically linked to diabetes, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. Proteins that regulate the metabolic fate of intracellular lipid droplets are potential therapeutic candidates to treat obesity and its related consequences. CIDEC (cell death-inducing DFFA-like effector C), also known in mice as Fsp27 (fat-specific protein 27), is a lipid droplet-associated protein that prevents lipid mobilization and promotes intracellular lipid storage. The consequences of complete loss of FSP27 on hepatic metabolism and on insulin resistance are controversial, as both healthy and deleterious lipodystrophic phenotypes have been reported in Fsp27-/- mice...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884913/reducing-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-primary-care-after-gestational-diabetes-a-role-for-mobile-technology-to-improve-current-care
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Brian McMillan, Reem Abdelgalil, Priya Madhuvrata, Katherine Easton, Caroline Mitchell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882834/amcp-partnership-forum-navigating-innovations-in-diabetes-care
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: New developments that provide opportunities to enhance cost-effective diabetes care include advances in the pharmacologic treatment of diabetes, new drug delivery devices, innovations in patient management strategies, contracting strategies that incentivize effective interventions, and mobile health technologies. Payers must carefully consider the utility of these advances when making coverage decisions and designing benefits. To engage national stakeholders in a discussion about how to utilize innovations in diabetes care to optimize patient outcomes, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy organized the Partnership Forum on Navigating Innovations in Diabetes Care in Arlington, Virginia, on July 19-20, 2016...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882360/static-and-dynamic-predictors-of-foot-progression-angle-in-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-neuropathy
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Ericka N Merriwether, Mary K Hastings, Michael J Mueller, Kathryn L Bohnert, Michael J Strube, Darrah R Snozek, David R Sinacore
INTRODUCTION: Foot progression angle (FPA) is a predictor of elevated regional plantar stresses and loads, which are indicators of dermal injury risk in individuals with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy (DMPN). FPA accounts for 15-45% of the variance in plantar stresses and loads in adults with DMPN. However, the biomechanical factors underlying an "out-toeing" gait pattern in this clinical population have not been examined. The primary purpose of this study was to identify static and dynamic predictors of foot progression angle magnitude in adults with and without DMPN...
2016: Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881260/the-eq-5d-5l-is-more-discriminative-than-the-eq-5d-3l-in-patients-with-diabetes-in-singapore
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Pei Wang, Nan Luo, E S Tai, Julian Thumboo
OBJECTIVES: To compare the discriminative power of the five-level version of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L [5L]) and its three-level version (EQ-5D-3L [3L]) in patients with diabetes in Singapore. METHODS: A consecutive sample of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) self-completed the two versions of the EQ-5D in the clinic. The 3L index score was calculated from the Singapore 3L value set, whereas the 5L index score was mapped from the 5L index score using an interim scoring...
May 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881066/new-insights-emerging-from-recent-investigations-on-human-group-ii-pyridoxal-5-phosphate-decarboxylases
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Alessandro Paiardini, Giorgio Giardina, Giada Rossignoli, Carla Borri Voltattorni, Mariarita Bertoldi
Aromatic amino acid, cysteine sulfinic acid, glutamate and histidine decarboxylases, belonging to group II of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent enzymes, catalyze the synthesis of dopamine/serotonin, hypotaurine, ϒ-aminobutyric acid and histamine, respectively. Considering that these reaction's products are all essential bioactive molecules, group II decarboxylases have been long studied from an evolutionary, biochemical and pharmacological standpoint. Despite the fact that they all belong to a common fold-type, during evolution each decarboxylase has evolved unique structural elements responsible for its substrate specificity...
November 22, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878949/dialytic-hemodynamics-are-associated-with-changes-in-gait-speed
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Dawn F Wolfgram, Zubin Lathara, Aniko Szabo, Jeff Whittle
Introduction Functional impairment and reduced mobility are prevalent in patients on chronic hemodialysis (HD). The impact of HD on physical performance and mobility needs evaluation. Methods We measured gait speed in a cohort of chronic HD patients both pre and post an HD session. We collected demographic and laboratory data and dialytic hemodynamic parameters for the HD session. Participants completed the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) survey to assess concern for falling. We used linear regression analysis to tests for associations between our predictor variables of intra-dialytic hemodynamic change and change in gait speed from pre to post HD (primary outcome) and FES-I score (secondary outcome)...
November 22, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869797/the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-impairs-collateral-formation-in-both-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-mice
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Laura M Hansen, Divya Gupta, Giji Joseph, Daiana Weiss, W Robert Taylor
Diabetics often have poor perfusion in their limbs as a result of peripheral artery disease and an impaired ability to generate collateral vessels. The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is one protein that is thought to play a detrimental role in collateral development in diabetics due to increased levels of advanced glycation end products (AGE), one of its ligands, in diabetes. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of RAGE in both diabetic and non-diabetic settings in a model of collateral formation in mice...
November 21, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865831/rutin-suppresses-human-amylin-hiapp-misfolding-and-oligomer-formation-in-vitro-and-ameliorates-diabetes-and-its-impacts-in-human-amylin-hiapp-transgenic-mice
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Jacqueline F Aitken, Kerry M Loomes, Isabel Riba-Garcia, Richard D Unwin, Gordana Prijic, Ashley S Phillips, Anthony R J Phillips, Donghai Wu, Sally D Poppitt, Ke Ding, Perdita E Barran, Andrew W Dowsey, Garth J S Cooper
Pancreatic islet β-cells secrete the hormones insulin and amylin, and defective β-cell function plays a central role in the pathogenesis of type-2 diabetes (T2D). Human amylin (hA, also termed hIAPP) misfolds and forms amyloid aggregates whereas orthologous mouse amylin does neither. Furthermore, hA elicits apoptosis in cultured β-cells and β-cell death in ex-vivo islets. In addition, hA-transgenic mice that selectively express hA in their β-cells, manifest β-cell apoptosis and progressive islet damage that leads to diabetes closely resembling that in patients with T2D...
November 16, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865159/dietary-glutamine-supplementation-enhances-endothelial-progenitor-cell-mobilization-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice-subjected-to-limb-ischemia
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Shiau-Tsz Su, Chiu-Li Yeh, Yu-Chen Hou, Man-Hui Pai, Sung-Ling Yeh
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder with increased risk of vascular diseases. Tissue ischemia may occur with diabetic vascular complications. Bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a reparative response to ischemic injury. This study investigated the effects of oral glutamine (GLN) supplementation on circulating EPC mobilization and expression of tissue EPC-releasing markers in diabetic mice subjected to limb ischemia. Diabetes was induced by a daily intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin for 5 days...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864167/testing-the-feasibility-of-remote-patient-monitoring-in-prenatal-care-using-a-mobile-app-and-connected-devices-a-prospective-observational-trial
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Kathryn I Marko, Jill M Krapf, Andrew C Meltzer, Julia Oh, Nihar Ganju, Anjali G Martinez, Sheetal G Sheth, Nancy D Gaba
BACKGROUND: Excessive weight gain and elevated blood pressure are significant risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes, premature birth, and preeclampsia. More effective strategies to facilitate adherence to gestational weight gain goals and monitor blood pressure may have a positive health benefit for pregnant women and their babies. The impact of utilizing a remote patient monitoring system to monitor blood pressure and weight gain as a component of prenatal care has not been previously assessed...
November 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864165/text-to-move-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-text-messaging-program-to-improve-physical-activity-behaviors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Stephen Agboola, Kamal Jethwani, Lenny Lopez, Meghan Searl, Sandra O'Keefe, Joseph Kvedar
BACKGROUND: Text messages are increasingly being used because of the low cost and the ubiquitous nature of mobile phones to engage patients in self-care behaviors. Self-care is particularly important in achieving treatment outcomes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of personalized text messages on physical activity, as measured by a pedometer, and clinical outcomes in a diverse population of patients with T2DM. METHODS: Text to Move (TTM) incorporates physical activity monitoring and coaching to provide automated and personalized text messages to help patients with T2DM achieve their physical activity goals...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862990/effects-of-ferric-citrate-supplementation-on-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-a-rat-model-of-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-diabetes
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Kuo-Ching Chao, Seu-Hwa Chen, Chun-Chao Chang, Yu-Chieh Lee, Chi-Mei Wang, Jung-Su Chang
SCOPE: Diabetes is associated with increased risks of anemia and activation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and the receptor for AGEs (RAGE). However, the effects of pharmacological doses of iron supplementation on AGE metabolism are less clear. The aim was to investigate the effect of ferric citrate supplementation on AGE metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Diabetes was induced in overnight starved rats by intraperitoneal injections of 40 mg/kg streptozotocin and 120 mg/kg nicotinamide...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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