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Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Katarzyna Bąk-Drabik, Piotr Adamczyk, Agata Chobot, Wojciech PluskiewiczSummaryPurposeTo assess the bone status in children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) using quantitative ultrasound (QUS) measurement and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline and after two years of adequate treatment of the IBD and bone protection medication.MethodsSixteen children (six boys) with IBD, aged 13.4 ± 2.4 years, were examined at baseline and two years later. DXA was used to asses b...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
A new ultrasound technique could help clinicians assess bone health and distinguish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction Ultrasound equal to DEXA for assessing bone health USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening USPSTF to review osteoporosis screening
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Discussion: The majority of studies examining the relationship between CT based body composition and systemic inflammation were in primary operable diseases and in patients with colorectal cancer. These studies showed that there was a consistent association between low skeletal muscle mass and the presence of a systemic inflammatory response. These findings have important implications for the definition of cancer cachexia and its treatment.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the associations between self-reported physical activity (PA), activity energy expenditure (AEE), heel ultrasound parameters and bone health measures among older adult women. The AEE was estimated from the responses of questionnaires for 125 older adult women aged 54–81 years. The bone parameters were measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and heel ultrasound parameters by the heel quantitative ultrasound (QUS). This study showed that AEE and the metabolic equivalent task (MET) were positively correlated with the bone and heel ultrasound parameters. However, fat mass (FM) a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: New approaches for improved bone strength and fracture risk estimations are needed for a better management of osteoporotic patients. In this context, REMS represents a valuable approach for osteoporosis diagnosis and fracture risk prediction. PMID: 31422565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
In conclusion, osteoporosis is prevalent among RA patients, as a part of a complex transformation of body mass composition, involving BMI and fat mass. The novel QUS scanning technique was able to replicate the results of the established DXA measurement of BMD and is potentially suitable for screening wide populations for osteoporosis. PMID: 31410123 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: There was no significant difference in postoperative pain intensity between the Dexa and Dexm groups, although DEXm demonstrated a longer sensory block duration in comparison with dexamethasone as a lidocaine adjuvant in infraclavicular block.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article reviews the technological advances that allowed development of cone beam computed tomography, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, which all could have applications in exotic pet medicine.
Source: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract On behalf of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), a systematic review was conducted to evaluate the best available evidence regarding the validity of relevant body composition methods (eg, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry [DXA], ultrasound [US], and bioelectrical impedance analysis [BIA]) in clinical populations. The guidelines targeted adults>18 years of age with a potentially inflammatory condition or pathological end point associated with a specific disease or clinical condition. In total, 7375 studies were retrieved, and 15 DXA, 7 US, and 23 BIA studies provided a...
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: SeizureAuthor(s): SLS Cornelissen, JJL Berkvens, IY Tan, K Beerhorst, P Verschuure, S Mergler, HJM Majoie, JPW van den BerghAbstractPurposeLong-term exposure to anti-epileptic drugs has been shown to decrease bone mineral density (BMD). The aim of this 7-year follow-up study was to explore changes in bone status, using quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) in adults with refractory epilepsy and intellectual disability (ID) residing at a long-term care facility. Both measurements can be challenging to conduct in this population.MethodsI...
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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