New Funds Will Keep TMA Walk With a Doc Walkers Active, Informed, Healthier

The Texas Medical Association Foundation received a $42,625 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) that the foundation will use to help fund the 2018 Walk With a Doc (WWAD) Texas program. The goal of the BCBSTX grant is to help raise awareness about prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — diseases often prevented by an active and tobacco-free lifestyle. The Walk With a Doc Texas program supports this goal by helping physicians organize walks in their communities to encourage physical activity, reverse the consequences of a sedentary life, and improve the health and well-being of Texans.
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Purpose of review Cachexia is a disease-related multifactorial syndrome characterized by inflammation, massive muscle protein catabolism and carbohydrate and lipid metabolism disorder. Several studies tried to define the impact of either nutrition or physical exercise (single approach strategy) or their combination (multimodal approach strategy) on prevention and/or treatment of muscle wasting in cachectic patients. Recent findings Single approach strategies (i.e. nutrition or physical exercise) have the potential of preventing and improving features of the cachexia syndrome possibly with a differential impact accord...
Source: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care - Category: Nutrition Tags: PROTEIN, AMINO ACID METABOLISM AND THERAPY: Edited by Rajavel Elango and Alessandro Laviano Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study found that sociodemographic factors were associated with the risk of developing medical conditions in AYA NHL, ALL and AML survivors. As expected, the risk of medical conditions varied by cancer type and treatment, with those undergoing SCT having a higher risk of medical conditions regardless of cancer type. NHL and ALL survivors who were uninsured or publicly insured were at a consistently higher risk of developing medical conditions, as were Hispanic ALL survivors and Black AML survivors. Our findings highlight the higher burden of medical conditions in subgroups of cancer survivors that may relat...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 904. Outcomes Research-Malignant Conditions: Real World Outcomes Source Type: research
Conclusion: Oral chlorhexidine has decreased the incidence of HAP among non-intubated patients. It has also decreased the duration of hospital stay. The use of oral chlorhexidine among non-intubated patient is strongly recommended to prevent HAP.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
Tuberculosis (TB) is a mandatory notification disease, with a free care policy for patients in treatment.Criteria for TB patients’ hospitalization are often: severe disease, comorbidities management, drug toxicity, multidrug resistance or other factors that can impair treatment.We aimed to evaluate the impact of hospitalization on TB outcome.We performed a retrospective study of all TB cases registered on the National Surveillance TB Program between 2008 and 2013 which were cross linked with all inpatients with a TB diagnosis. Data was collected on demographic variables, comorbidities, risk factors, TB disease charac...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study emphasizes the impact of comorbidities and its real burden in COPD. For better outcomes and quality of life each comorbidity should be individually assessed and treated
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a syndrome characterized by respiratory patterns such as recurrent apnea or hypopnea during sleep and usually with desaturation. We aimed to present comorbid conditions of patients admitted to our clinic with OSAS diagnosis.Method: The records of 1969 patients who admitted to Sleep Disorders Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The demographic characteristics, severity of OSAS, comorbidities of these patients were evaluated.Results: The apnea hypopnea index (AHI) of 529 patients was normal, 357 pat...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Purpose: chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been identified as a common comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The kidneys represent an elimination pathway for tiotropium. However, the adverse effects with inhaled tiotropium were not well documented among COPD patients with CKD.Material and Methods: The study enrolled spirometrically confirmed COPD patients received tiotropium Respimat 5 μg daily from 2015 to 2017. The estimated creatinine clearance rate (Ccr) was calculated using the Cockcroft-Gault formula, an estimated Ccr
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine which characteristics are associated with certain etiological agents.Methods: Retrospective analysis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) cases in adults hospitalized at an University Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015. Patients were stratified according to etiological agent, monthly incidence, demographic characteristics, life styles and comorbidities.Results: Etiological diagnosis was obtained in 22% of 1901 cases. The most common agent was pneumococcus, followed by H. influenza, gram-negative bacilli (GNB), Influenza virus, Legionella, MSSA and MRSA, Moraxella, other bacteria and ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections Source Type: research
Conclusion Evidence of clinical benefit of most available apps is very limited. Design features that enhance usability and maximise efficacy were identified. A provisional 'first-pass' evaluation framework is proposed that can help decide which apps should be endorsed by government agencies following more detailed technical assessments and which could then be recommended with confidence by clinicians to their patients.What is known about the topic? Smartphone health apps have attracted considerable interest from patients and health managers as a means of promoting more effective self-management of chronic diseases, which l...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 6Author(s): Ahmet Erdoğan, Arife Polat Düzgün, Kubra Erdoğan, Murat Bulut Özkan, Faruk CoşkunAbstractDiabetic foot ulcer is a common chronic complication of diabetes mellitus. In addition to conventional primary therapy, there are adjuvant therapy methods such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the healing of diabetic foot ulcer wounds. The present study aimed to determine the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in diabetic foot ulcers based on Wagner classification. It was performed retrospective...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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