To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks
Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars.
OBJECTIVES: Household environment, diet, and inattention/hyperactivity tendencies have been shown to influence children's physical and cognitive development. However, these factors are often studied independently. Therefore, there is little knowledge on th...
CONCLUSION: prehabilitation did not reduce postoperative complications following a pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, a reduction in DGE was observed. Further studies are needed to validate the role and the timing of prehabilitation in high-risk patients. PMID: 31232076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Results concerning muscle dysfunction in smokers are divergent, since some studies have shown worse results in a variety of muscle strength variables in smokers compared with nonsmoking controls, whereas other studies have not. Moreover, there is rather preliminary evidence indicating worse muscle dysfunction and lower CSA in patients with mild COPD in comparison with healthy (or non-COPD) smokers.
Conclusions: Compared with 1996, participants entering CR in 2015 were older, more overweight, and had a higher prevalence of coronary risk factors. Lipid values improved substantially concurrent with increased statin use. While the percentage of female participants increased, they continue to be underrepresented. Patients with heart valve repair/replacement now constitute 10.6% of the patients enrolled. Clinical programs need to recognize changing characteristics of attendees to best tailor interventions.
UCLA has received a $10 million gift fromThe Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to fund education, faculty recruitment and retention, and innovative research at the campus ’s stem cell research center. The foundation also announced $10 million gifts to the Broad family’s namesake stem cell research centers UC San Francisco and the University of Southern California, bringing its total support of stem cell research centers in California to $110 million since 2005. “We are proud to support California’s growing stem cell research and treatment infrastructure led by the talented sci...
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We describe a case of a patient treated for cognitive dysfunction (CD) with suspected thiamine deficiency (TD). A 74-year-old man with gastric cancer presented with grade 3 diarrhea and grade 1 anorexia. He had been receiving trastuzumab plus tegafur (a chemotherapeutic fluorouracil prodrug), gimeracil, and oteracil (S-1) and oxaliplatin. On admission, cognitive function was assessed with the Hasegawa's Dementia Scale (HDS-R) because he had impaired short-term memory. His thiamine levels increased from 22 to 109 ng/mL after administration of 75 mg of thiamine. Furthermore, the patient's HDS-R score improved from 9 to 22, a...
The population of cancer survivors is growing, and many struggle to pay for medical care. How do their annual out-of-pocket expenditures compare with those of persons without a history of cancer?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report