Impact of body mass index on 30-day outcomes after spinopelvic fixation surgery.

CONCLUSION: Significant differences between all classes of obesity regarding revision surgery, reoperation, and deep wound infection rates were found. Class 3 obese patients had significantly higher odds of reoperation, most likely attributed to the greater number/severity of preoperative comorbidities. PMID: 28868188 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Authors: Dalmády S, Kemény L, Antal M, Gyulai R Abstract Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease with strong genetic background and environmental triggers. Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are at greater risk of developing other chronic and potentially severe comorbidities, such as psoriatic arthritis, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases or depression. Recently, accumulating epidemiologic, genetic and pathogenetic evidence indicates that psoriasis is also associated with periodontitis, a chronic progressive ...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) is renowned for its ability to drive the chemotaxis of myeloid and lymphoid cells. It orchestrates the migration of these cell types both during physiological immune defense and in pathological circumstances, such as autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, inflammatory diseases including atherosclerosis, as well as infectious diseases, obesity, diabetes, and various types of cancer. However, new data suggest that the scope of CCL2's functions may extend beyond its original characterization as a chemoattractant. Emerging evidence shows that i...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractOverweight and obesity are associated with vitamin D deficiency (VitD), which are both important health problems. Reduced serum vitamin D levels has been registered in all phases of life and is commonly associated with the genesis of overweight and obesity. Thus, the objective of this review with meta-analysis was to investigate and evidence the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in vitamin D. Interventional studies were searched for in 5 databases, without restriction of publication date or language. The absolute mean difference was used as a summary measure of the selected studies. A total of 2370 studies were...
Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe modified vancomycin nomogram at Cone Health showed significant improvement in therapeutic trough concentrations while reducing the rates of under and over dosing obese adults. The Cone Health –modified vancomycin nomogram could be a useful tool for initial dosing of vancomycin in the obese population.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Obese adults who diet to lose weight may be able to protect against bone thinning with resistance exercise, a recent study suggests.
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(Natural News) During a recent campaign stop in Iowa, “No Malarkey” Joe Biden went on a verbal tirade against an elderly voter who questioned him about his son Hunter’s questionable business activities in Ukraine. Biden reportedly shouted the man down and actually fat shamed him over his weight, addressing him as “Look, fat…” rather than...
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(Natural News) Those looking to get fit and healthy bodies might have to load up on potassium-rich vegetables and fruits, as new research suggests that increased intake of potassium is linked to weight loss. In a new study published in the journal Nutrients, researchers from Tel Aviv University and Ichilov Hospital in Israel reported that potassium consumption is a...
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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Excessive salt intake is a major public health problem in several countries, especially in China. However, few people are aware of their salt intake. The purpose of this study is to carry out salt intake test in routine physical examination, and to explore the salt intake of different populations and their correlation with diet. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Spot urine sample was collected to test urinary sodium and creatinine excretions for each participant recruited from physical examinations at the Third Xiangya Hospital. The Tanaka formula was used to estimate 24-h urinary ...
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Findings from this study suggest that parental weight status is associated with the prevalence of hypertension in children presumably through influencing children's weight. Further studies are needed to establish causal inference. This study highlights the importance of parental lifestyle in children's health. PMID: 31826379 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Conclusions: Stapedotomy and stapedectomy are effective surgeries that can be performed by experienced surgeons with successful hearing improvement. While high BMI patients may be a challenge to position appropriately for their surgery, this does not translate to altered otologic outcomes for these patients.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research
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