Positive predictive value between medical-chart body-mass-index category and obesity versus codes in a claims-data warehouse.

CONCLUSIONS: BMI categories derived from administrative claims, when available, can be used successfully particularly in the context of obesity research. PMID: 28795870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Patients with gynecomastia presented more often with aesthetic concerns and secondarily with breast pain. The most frequent final diagnosis was idiopathic gynecomastia, whereas the most frequent identified etiologies were anabolic steroids consumption, hypogonadism, and use of pharmaceutical drugs. Despite the low frequency of etiologies such as thyroid dysfunction or adrenal carcinoma, we emphasize the importance of a thorough assessment of the patient, as gynecomastia may be the tip of the iceberg for the diagnosis of treatable diseases. PMID: 30003107 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusions: According to the previous studies, COPD patients with PE experienced an increased risk of death and prolonged length of hospital stay. Therefore, the thromboembolic risk in patients with acute exacerbation of COPD, especially in the hospitalized patients, should carefully be evaluated. PMID: 29998894 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
This study investigated public acceptance of several specific government interventions to lower sugar intake in the population, using data from the first wave (2017) of a large survey (Swiss Food Panel 2.0) on eating behavior conducted in the German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland (N = 5238; 48.7% men). Acceptance varied considerably among different interventions; the least intrusive (i.e., a front-of-package label on products highlighting the sugar content and public health campaigns) garnered the most support, while more restrictive interventions (i.e., taxation, substitution with artificial sweeteners, a...
Source: Food Policy - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 6, Issue 8Author(s): Nicole D Ford, Jere R Behrman, John F Hoddinott, John A Maluccio, Reynaldo Martorell, Manuel Ramirez-Zea, Aryeh D SteinSummaryBackgroundLow-income and middle-income countries with populations that are chronically undernourished in early life are undergoing a nutrition transition and are experiencing an epidemic of cardiometabolic disease. These dual burdens are thought to be causally related; therefore, the extent to which improvements in early-life nutrition can offset adult-onset disease is important. The aim of this study was to e...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2018Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Shu-Chiung Chiang, Ching-Fai Kwok, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Harn-Shen Chen, Jui-Yao Liu, Shinn-Jang Hwang, Ya-Mei Bai, Tung-Ping Tom Su, Low-Tone HoAbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to identify genotypic and phenotypic cardiovascular metabolic risk factors, and to establish risk models of diseases, including diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney dysfunction and psychiatric disorders, in Taiwanese adults.MethodsIn 2009, a community-based cohort study was initiated in the Shipai area of the Shilin a...
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Here’s a fact: An unhealthy diet is likely to increase your chances of getting a chronic condition like cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and diabetes – and that’s not counting obesity and other related conditions. But unfortunately, loading up on green smoothies and leafy greens, such as spinach, to counteract this effect could compromise your body...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Horkoff M, Purich K, Switzer N, Prasad S, Church N, Shi X, Mitchell P, Debru E, Karmali S, Gill R Abstract The laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is prone to a number of complications, most notably at the gastrojejunostomy (GJ) staple line. The circular stapler technique is a common method used to create the GJ anastomosis. Although recent studies have shown a decreased rate of anastomotic strictures with shorter stapler heights, the optimal circular stapler height to use remains controversial. We therefore completed a retrospective cohort study within the Alberta Provincial Bariatric Program (A...
Source: Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: J Obes Source Type: research
ConclusionObese subjects of control and PCOS groups had higher values of TGF-β1 and lower values of plasma sEng level than lean subjects, the diagnostic power of both TGF-β1 and sEng was highly significant thus, sEng and TGF-β1 could be a useful diagnostic biomarker of PCOS.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Bronstein JM, Wingate MS, Brisendine AE Abstract The portion of newborns delivered before term is considerably higher in the United States than in other developed countries. We compare the array of risk exposures and protective factors common to women across national settings, using national, regional, and international databases, review articles, and research reports. We find that U.S. women have higher rates of obesity, heart disease, and poor health status than women in other countries. This is in part because more U.S. women are exposed to the stresses of racism and income disparity than women in other...
Source: International Journal of Health Services - Category: Health Management Tags: Int J Health Serv Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Socio-demographic differences in support appeared to reflect gendered responsibilities for food provision and concerns about the material constraints of socio-economic deprivation. Engagement with target populations may offer insights to optimise the acceptability of regulations and minimise unintended social consequences. SO WHAT?: Resistance to regulations amongst socio-economically disadvantaged target populations warrants attention from public health advocates. Failure to accommodate concerns identified may further marginalise these groups. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. P...
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
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