Vascular Access in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients With Obesity*

Conclusions: Severe obesity is associated with decreased overall likelihood of placement of a vascular access device but increased likelihood of peripherally inserted central catheter placement and of device-related complications.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

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Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are joining those from three other organizations on one of the largest family-based childhood obesity studies ever conducted in the hopes of combating what has become a national epidemic.
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Authors: Lang AL, Beier JI Abstract Occupational and environmental exposures to industrial chemicals are known to cause hepatotoxicity and liver injury, in humans and in animal models. Historically, research has focused on severe acute liver injury (e.g., fulminant liver failure) or endstage diseases (e.g., cirrhosis and HCC). However, it has become recently recognized that toxicants can cause more subtle changes to the liver. For example, toxicant-associated steatohepatitis (TASH), characterized by hepatic steatosis, and inflammation, was recently recognized in an occupational cohort exposed to vinyl chloride. At ...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
Dr Raya Muttarak, from the University of East Anglia, said plus-size clothing ranges, such as Marks&Spencer's range for 'curvy' women sized 18 to 32, may be behind people's denial.
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Women age 18 to 54 years were less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer if they were overweight rather than underweight.Medscape Medical News
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Allegheny Health Network has opened a new office at its hospital in Bloomfield to treat obesity, diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at West Penn Hospital is now open on the second floor of the hospital's Mellon Pavilion, according to a news release. Obesity is a leading risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, so to meet the needs of patients, the AHN Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health is a part of the institute along with the AHN Comprehensive Weight Management…
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This article explores the popular diet trends in the country and analyzes their potential for use among patients with comorbid conditions. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for obesity management are used as a framework for comparison of obesity management options.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: OBESITY Source Type: research
Contributors : Michael J Zuscik ; Eric M Schott ; Jacquelyn A LillisSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusObesity is a risk factor for Osteoarthritis (OA), the greatest cause of disability in the US. The impact of obesity on OA is driven by systemic inflammation, now understood to be caused by an altered gut microbiome. Oligofructose, a non-digestible prebiotic fiber, can correct the obese gut microbiome, suggesting a novel approach to treat the OA of obesity. Here we report that in the obese murine gut, beneficial Bifidobacteria are lost while key proinflammatory species ga...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
(University of East Anglia) New research warns that the normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight - undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.Analysis of data from almost 23,460 people who are overweight or obese revealed that weight misperception has increased in England. Men and individuals with lower levels of education and income are more likely to underestimate their weight status and consequently less likely to try to lose weight.
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This study was designed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of exenatide therapy on NAFLD. We used in vivo and in vitro techniques to investigate the protective effects of exenatide on fatty liver via fat mass and obesity associated gene (FTO) in a high-fat (HF) diet-induced NAFLD animal model and related cell culture model. Exenatide significantly decreased body weight, serum glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, serum free fatty acid, triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase levels in HF-induced obese rabbits. Histological analysis s...
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FAMILY doctors are set to prescribe 5km runs to overweight patients and those with chronic conditions to improve their health. Instead of drugs, GPs will hand out instructions to get off the sofa and into the fresh air.
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