Evaluation of an association between long sleep duration and periodontal disease among men and women using nationally representative data.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that long sleep duration was associated with periodontitis, after adjusting for potential confounding factors, among Korean women, especially in premenopausal women. PMID: 28576612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: 'AVNRT of the sick' has not been previously described in the medical literature, to our knowledge. It can be successfully treated with medications and the chance of recurrence after resolution of the acute illness is small. PMID: 31802764 [PubMed - in process]
We present the case of a 59-year-old woman with third-grade obesity and severe comorbidities including osteoporosis, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, night eating following bariatric biliary-intestinal bypass surgery, severe fibromyalgia, poly-arthrosis, lumbar disc herniation in L5S1, sleep disorders and sleep apnea syndrome, and emotional disorders with anxiety and depression, who suffered from chronic pain unresponsive to a combination of multiple analgesics. After a period of metabolic and nutritional rehabilitation, analgesic treatment with tapentadol prolonged release (PR) was started and gradually incr...
ConclusionOAGB provided very good weight loss, comorbidity improvement, and quality of life at follow-up of ≥ 5 years.
Conclusion: The present study demonstrated an association between fibrosis, a finding of worse prognosis in patients with NAFLD, and moderate to severe OSA, regardless of obesity.
Conclusions: Our study provides a nationwide, population based, 13-year retrospective data demonstrating that OSA patients are at a higher risk of female infertility.Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea; Female infertility; Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database; Longitudinal Health Insurance Database
Conclusion: PAH patients presented with complex and fragile comorbidity profiles consistent with previously published data. Follow-up was commonly marked by modifications to medication regimens and inpatient admissions.
Discussion: From 2 to 5 years of follow-up CPAP did not significantly reduce the number of patients who actually had CV or metabolic events in the MOSAIC trial. Therefore, whilst CPAP reduces daytime sleepiness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment to reduce CV or metabolic events in patients with minimally symptomatic OSA.References:1. PMID 23111478.2. PMID 24508706
AbstractBackgroundSingle anastomosis sleeve ileal (SASI) bypass is a newly introduced bariatric and metabolic procedure. The present multicenter study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the SASI bypass in the treatment of patients with morbid obesity and the metabolic syndrome.MethodsThis is a retrospective, seven-country, multicenter study on patients with morbid obesity who underwent the SASI bypass. Data regarding patients ’ demographics, body mass index (BMI), percentage of total weight loss (%TWL), percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL), and improvement in comorbidities at 12 months postoperatively and postopera...
Authors: Damaskos C, Garmpis N, Kollia P, Mitsiopoulos G, Barlampa D, Drosos A, Patsouras A, Gravvanis N, Antoniou V, Litos A, Diamantis E Abstract The globalization of the Western lifestyle has resulted in a dramatic increase of diabetes mellitus, a complex, multifactorial disease. Diabetes mellitus is a condition often associated with disorders of the cardiovascular system. It is well established that three quarters of diabetics, aged over 40, will die from cardiovascular disease and are more likely than non-diabetics to die from their first cardiovascular event. Therefore, risk stratification is necessary to ind...
ConclusionWLG group did not have decreased perioperative morbidity, nor improved weight loss and comorbidity resolution 4 years after surgery. While these findings should also be confirmed by multicenter trials, they question the value of mandated WLG prior to bariatric surgery as they seem ineffective and may limit patient access to surgery.