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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684579/age-and-gender-associations-with-systemic-corticosteroid-induced-morbidity-in-asthma
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Luke E Barry, Ciaran O'Neill, Chris Patterson, Joan Sweeney, David Price, Liam G Heaney
BACKGROUND: Treatment of severe asthma may include high dose systemic-corticosteroid therapy which is associated with substantial comorbidity. There is evidence to suggest that this burden is not evenly distributed across age, gender and corticosteroid exposure levels. OBJECTIVE: Examine the associations between age, gender, comorbidity, and patterns of healthcare cost across groups differentiated by corticosteroid exposure. METHODS: Patients with severe asthma (n=808) were matched by age and gender to patients with mild/moderate asthma (n=3,975) and non-asthma control subjects (n=2,412) from the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD)...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683055/high-frequency-percussive-ventilation-rescue-therapy-in-morbidly-obese-patients-failing-conventional-mechanical-ventilation
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Anatoliy Korzhuk, Ashwad Afzal, Ivan Wong, Felix Khusid, Berhane Worku, Iosif Gulkarov
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients with respiratory failure who do not improve on conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) often undergo rescue therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We describe our experience with high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) as a rescue modality. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis from 2009 to 2016, 12 morbidly obese patients underwent HFPV after failing to wean from CMV. Data were collected regarding demographics, cause of respiratory failure, ventilation settings, and hospital course outcomes...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682708/-early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-anastomotic-leak-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
#3
Tinghan Yang, Ziqiang Wang
Anastomotic leakage is the most common major complication after mid-low rectal cancer surgery. Due to lack of knowledge regarding the virtual mechanisms of anastomotic leakage, not much can be done to prevent its development. The aim of the present review was to discuss the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer surgery. For patients with risk factors, such as anastomotic site within 4 cm from anus, obese men, lack of blood supply of the anastomotic site, neoadjuvant chemo radiotherapy, or patients with severe co-morbidity, aggressive preventive strategy should be adopted...
2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681402/-clinical-practice-for-morbidly-obese-endometrial-cancer-patients-a-french-multicentric-study
#4
Cécile Loaec, Edouard Vaucel, Eric Darnis, Patrice Lopes, Gabrielle Selmes, Isabelle Jaffre, Jean-Marc Classe
INTRODUCTION: Morbid obesity may lead to difficulties for management of endometrial cancer. The aim of this study was the assessment of management of endometrial cancer for morbidly obese women and the implementation of recommendations. METHODS: this is retrospective study including women with BMI ≥40kg/m2 treated for endometrial cancer between November 2010 and April 2017 in the university hospital in Nantes and the Cancer Center René Gauducheau in Nantes. Patients' demographics, pre-operative intra operative, post-operative data and survival were analyzed...
April 19, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681190/can-we-improve-the-gestation-adjusted-projection-gap-method-for-prediction-of-birth-weight-in-morbidly-obese-women
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Homa K Ahmadzia, Laura Sanapo, Samantha M Thomas, Chad A Grotegut, Brita K Boyd
OBJECTIVE: The gestation-adjusted projection (GAP) is a method to predict birthweight using population birth data and third trimester ultrasound fetal weight. This method usually utilizes population birth weight data from almost 40 years ago. In 2011, a large cohort of racially diverse infants across the US was included to validate updated birth curves. Our objective was to determine if the updated data would improve the accuracy of the GAP method during the third trimester among obese women...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680319/comrade-a-randomized-trial-of-an-individually-tailored-integrated-care-intervention-for-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-with-depression-and-or-distress-in-the-rural-southeastern-us
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Lesley D Lutes, Doyle M Cummings, Kerry Littlewood, Chelsey Solar, Marissa Carraway, Kari Kirian, Shivajirao Patil, Alyssa Adams, Stefanie Ciszewski, Bertha Hambidge
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that people living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are also at greater risk for depression and distress. If left untreated, these comorbid mental health concerns can have long-lasting impacts on medical and physical health outcomes. DESIGN: This prospective trial randomized rural men and women with uncontrolled T2D (HbA1c ≥ 7.0) who screened positive for co-morbid depressive (PHQ-2 > 3) or distress (DDS-2 > 3) symptoms in a primary medical care setting to receive either: 1) 16 sessions of cognitive and/or behavioral intervention tailored to symptom severity across 12 months along with routine medical care, or 2) usual primary care...
April 19, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679335/bariatric-surgery-in-immunocompromised-patients-outcomes-from-one-year-follow-up
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Manish Khaitan, Aparna Hegde, P D Rekha
BACKGROUND: Recent Research evidences from across the world indicate the usefulness of bariatric surgery in improving the immunological co-morbidities in patients with morbid obesity. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcome from bariatric surgery in patients presenting with diabetes mellitus and or morbid obesity with immunological co-morbidities. METHODS: It was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Study included patients with morbid obesity with immunological co-morbidities, and additional co- morbidity of type 2 diabetes mellitus in about one third of the cases, who had undergone bariatric surgery during the period 2014-2016 at our center...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679149/totally-endoscopic-implant-to-effect-a-gastric-bypass-12-month-safety-and-efficacy-outcomes
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Bryan J Sandler, Laurent Biertho, Mehran Anvari, Roberto Rumbaut, Luis Alonso Morales-Garza, Gustavo Torres-Barrera, Simon Marceau, Dennis Hong, C Daniel Smith, Santiago Horgan
BACKGROUND: Only a small percentage of candidates for bariatric surgery ever undergo a procedure for weight loss. Devices duplicating key effects of bariatric surgeries with removable, fully trans-oral implants could extend their benefits to patients unwilling to undergo anatomy-altering abdominal surgeries. METHODS: Thirty-two obese subjects (mean BMI: 42.3) were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter, single-arm, feasibility trial of the first fully trans-oral endoscopic gastrointestinal bypass device...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678607/association-between-hypertension-and-metabolic-disorders-among-elderly-patients-in-north-jordan
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Nuha Alwardat, Laura Di Renzo, Renata Costa de Miranda, Sofian Alwardat, Paola Sinibaldi Salimei, Antonino De Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN), dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, accounting for the highest morbidity and mortality among the elderly Jordanian population. This study aimed to evaluate serum lipid and glucose profiles of hypertensive patients and normotensive controls, and determine the risk factors for HTN among elderly population in Jordan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 participants, including 111 hypertensive patients and 89 normotensive controls from June to October 2017 in North Jordan...
April 12, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678491/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-an-inflammatory-systemic-lifestyle-endocrinopathy
#10
REVIEW
Seema Patel
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, afflicting females of reproductive age. This syndrome leads to infertility, apart from a gamut of other metabolic co-morbidities such as insulin resistance, obesity, cardiovascular problems, including a litany of other health issues. PCOS is a polygenic, polyfactorial, systemic, inflammatory, dysregulated steroid state, autoimmune disease, manifesting largely due to lifestyle errors. The advent of biochemical tests and ultrasound scanning has enabled the detection of PCOS in the affected females...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675984/associations-of-pre-existing-co-morbidities-with-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-radiodensity-in-patients-with-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Jingjie Xiao, Bette J Caan, Erin Weltzien, Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Candyce H Kroenke, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Vickie E Baracos, Marilyn L Kwan, Adrienne L Castillo, Carla M Prado
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Co-morbidities and computerized tomography-measured muscle abnormalities are both common in cancer patients and independently adversely influence clinical outcomes. Muscle abnormalities are also evident in other diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. This study examined for the first time the association between co-morbidities and muscle abnormalities in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 3051 non-metastatic patients with Stages I-III CRC...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673874/origins-of-lifetime-health-around-the-time-of-conception-causes-and-consequences
#12
REVIEW
Tom P Fleming, Adam J Watkins, Miguel A Velazquez, John C Mathers, Andrew M Prentice, Judith Stephenson, Mary Barker, Richard Saffery, Chittaranjan S Yajnik, Judith J Eckert, Mark A Hanson, Terrence Forrester, Peter D Gluckman, Keith M Godfrey
Parental environmental factors, including diet, body composition, metabolism, and stress, affect the health and chronic disease risk of people throughout their lives, as captured in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease concept. Research across the epidemiological, clinical, and basic science fields has identified the period around conception as being crucial for the processes mediating parental influences on the health of the next generation. During this time, from the maturation of gametes through to early embryonic development, parental lifestyle can adversely influence long-term risks of offspring cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, and neurological morbidities, often termed developmental programming...
April 16, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673638/outcome-after-surgery-for-aortic-dissection-type-a-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Maximilian Kreibich, Bartosz Rylski, Joseph E Bavaria, Emanuela Branchetti, Daniel Dohle, Patrick Moeller, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Wilson Y Szeto, Nimesh D Desai
BACKGROUND: The number of obese patients is increasing and more obese patients are likely to present for surgical repair of aortic dissection Type A (ADA). We evaluated the effect of this procedure on mortality and morbidity of patients based on their body-mass-index (BMI; kg*m-2 ). METHODS: A total of 667 patients that underwent surgical repair of ADA between 2003 and 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into four groups according to BMI: normal weight (18≤BMI<25; n=186), overweight (25≤BMI<30; n=238), obese (30≤BMI<35, n=144), and morbidly obese (BMI≥35; n=99)...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673244/changes-in-body-composition-blood-lipid-profile-and-growth-factor-hormone-in-a-patient-with-prader-willi-syndrome-during-24-weeks-of-complex-exercise-a-single-case-study
#14
Hee Joung Joung, In Soo Lim
PURPOSE: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by excessive appetite with progressive obesity and growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Excessive eating causes progressive obesity with increased risk of morbidities and mortality. Although GH treatment has beneficial effects on patients with PWS, adverse events have occurred during GH treatment. Exercise potentially has a positive effect on obesity management. The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of 24-week complex exercise program on changes in body composition, blood lipid profiles, and growth factor hormone levels in a patient with PWS...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673071/serial-fundal-height-measurements-for-gestational-age-estimation
#15
Max Mongelli
Although sonographic techniques have vastly improved the clinical estimation of gestational age (GA), the reality remains that in many developing countries pregnant women have no access to ultrasound facilities. Clinicians traditionally relied on the date of the last menstrual period (LMP), or - more recently - measurement of the symphysis-fundus height (SFH). Both of these are known to have limitations. The technique of SFH measurement was first described by Spiegelberg in the German literature in 1891 (Lehrbuch der geburtshulfe fur arzte und studierende...
April 19, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672576/malnutrition-and-lipid-abnormalities-in-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-adults-in-addis-ababa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Melaku Adal, Rawleigh Howe, Desta Kassa, Abraham Aseffa, Beyene Petros
BACKGROUND: Both under- and over-nutrition may occur among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals and impact on the course of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and its management due to the close interaction between immunity and nutrition. We investigated occurrence of undernutrition, excess weight and lipid abnormalities among antiretroviral naïve HIV-infected adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 594 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve HIV-infected adults was conducted in four hospitals in Addis Ababa from February to September 2013...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670882/stomal-closure-strategies-to-prevent-incisional-hernia
#17
Rhiannon L Harries, Jared Torkington
Incisional hernias following ostomy reversal occur frequently. Incisional hernias at the site of a previous stoma closure can cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life, lead to life-threatening hernia incarceration or strangulation and result in a significant financial burden on health care systems Despite this, the evidence base on the subject is limited. Many recognised risk factors for the development of incisional hernia following ostomy reversal are related to patient factors such as age, malignancy, diabetes, COPD, hypertension and obesity, and are not easily correctable...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669384/-obesity-in-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-legal-assessment
#18
Milena M Ploeger, Norbert H Müller, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Hendrik Kohlhof
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the incidence of overweight and obesity has increased in the German population. Thus the number of obese patients treated with primary total joint arthroplasty has also increased. It is therefore predicted that the number of obese patients undergoing revision total joint arthroplasty will also increase. Nevertheless almost every manufacturer of commercially available revision arthroplasty implants states in his product safety guarantee that obesity is a relative or absolute contraindication...
April 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667238/diet-quality-and-10-year-healthcare-costs-by-bmi-categories-in-the-mid-age-cohort-of-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-women-s-health
#19
A Patterson, A Hure, T Burrows, J Jackson, C Collins
BACKGROUND: Better diets, as evaluated by diet quality indices, are associated with lower rates of morbidity and mortality. Although governments and researchers alike recognise the burden that obesity incurs for increased healthcare spending, there is insufficient evidence for the role of diet quality on healthcare costs. METHODS: Diet quality was assessed by the Australian Recommended Food Score (ARFS) for 6328 women aged 50-55 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667237/the-trends-and-prevalence-of-obesity-and-morbid-obesity-among-australian-school-aged-children-1985-2014
#20
Joshua Xu, Louise L Hardy, Cici Z Guo, Sarah P Garnett
AIM: Children with obesity have a greater risk of adverse social and physical health outcomes. We examined temporal changes in body mass index (BMI) z-scores and the prevalence obesity and morbid obesity in children from 1985 to 2014. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of BMI data for children aged 7-15 years from five cross-sectional Australian datasets. Changes in age- and gender-adjusted BMI (BMI z-scores) and nutritional status were categorised using the International Obesity Task Force cut-off points...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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