The Relationship Between Nutritional Status, Anemia and Other Vitamin Deficiencies in the Elderly Receiving Home Care

ConclusionsWith or without malnutrition, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency and vitamin D deficiency were common in the home care elderly patients.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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Authors: Dziegielewska-Gesiak S, Fatyga E, Kasiarz G, Wilczynski T, Muc-Wierzgon M, Kokot T Abstract Vitamin and mineral disturbances may interfere with glucose metabolism. Elderly persons with diabetes type 2 (T2DM) are more prone to mineral disturbances and vitamin deficiencies. The aim of this study was to analyze concentrations of vitamins B12 and D and macro- and microelements among diabetic elderly patients. The study enrolled 347 patients with T2DM of whom 247 were elderly (median 76 years of age) (SenDM group) and 100 younger T2DM (median 59 years of age) (Y-DM group), and 320 patients aged 65 years and abo...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundBariatric surgery represents the most effective treatment for obesity and its related comorbidities. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sleeve gastrectomy plus jejunojejunal bypass (SG + JJB).MethodsThis retrospective study included 244 obese patients with BMI  ≥ 35 kg/m2 undergoing SG + JJB (n = 83), SG (n = 82), and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) (n = 79). Postoperative weight loss, metabolic outcomes, nutrition status, and patients’ complaints at 1-year follow-up were compared. Subgroup analyses (36 pairs ...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our data indicate that B-I leads to less postsurgical iron deficiency anemia and V-D deficiency compared with R-Y reconstruction. Furthermore, gastric emptying was preserved in B-I reconstruction compared with R-Y reconstruction. In conclusion, after LDG, B-I reconstruction seems to cause fewer nutritional complications than R-Y reconstruction.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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This study examined the variation among ethnic populations in prevalence of anemia, vitamin D and B12 deficiencies among refugee children. A retrospective chart review of 388 government assisted refugee children  ≤ 16 years of age, seen at the Refugee Health Clinic in Kitchener, Canada from January 2009 to December 2014 was conducted. Vitamin D levels were only collected until December 1st 2010 (116 children). 15.7% were anemic (25%
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents' clinic Source Type: research
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Source: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Salud Publica - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) Source Type: research
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Source: Internal Medicine Journal - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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