A novel quantitative method for estimating bone mineral density using B-mode ultrasound and radiofrequency signals-a pilot study on patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

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We describe a case of aggressive progression of TA in an infant. This child was the youngest to be affected with the disease as reported in the literature. A 3.5-month-old boy presented with cyanosis of both legs, tachycardia and antithrombin III deficiency. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed thrombosis of distal aorta and both iliac arteries. Thrombectomy was performed at the level of both common femoral arteries. In addition, thigh amputation of the left leg had to be performed. TA was diagnosed postmortem with thrombosis of the distal aorta, its branches and upper mesenteric artery which was not occluded on ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
In conclusion, breastfeeding for longer than 6 months is a protective factor for overweight and obesity in 6-to 11-year-old children in Croatia, but not for healthy lifestyle development. PMID: 31969761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS AND BONE MASS IN RECURRENT STONE-FORMING PATIENTS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY IN 144 SUBJECTS. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):439-445 Authors: Marić I, Kizivat T, Smolić M, Smolić R, Opačak-Bernardi T, Šolić K, Roguljić H, Milas Ahić J, Tucak A, Mihaljević I Abstract Patients with urolithiasis, particularly hypercalciuria, may have reduced bone mineral density (BMD). There are numerous risk factors contributing to reduction of BMD such as advanced age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, low calcium intake, etc. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of li...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
In conclusion, an age dependent decrease of HRV occurs in MUO between the third and fifth decade of life. In MHO, HF significantly decreases around the age of 40 years. Cardiometabolic profile influences metabolic aging, altering the autonomic nervous system. PMID: 31969754 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
In conclusion, children younger than 5 years, especially boys, were vulnerable groups for pandemic influenza, presenting as a mild disease with low mortality and few complications. Most of the affected children with influenza did not have important risk factors such as asthma and obesity, highlighted by other authors as significant risk factors. PMID: 31969753 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENCE OF HPV GENITAL INFECTION IN A SMALL COHORT OF ROMANIAN WOMEN. Acta Clin Croat. 2019 Sep;58(3):410-416 Authors: Huică I, Iancu IV, Botezatu A, Pleşa A, Socolov D, Teleman S, Anton G Abstract The aim of the study was to assess the role of behavioral factors in persistence of human papillomavirus (HPV) genital infection. Out of a cohort of 605 women included in a study of HPV infection prevalence, 142 HPV positive women (aged 18-57) were retested after a 12-month interval. None of the patients underwent surgical treatment during that period. Selected patients were ask...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Food HydrocolloidsAuthor(s): Soumaya Boughriba, Nabil Souissi, Mourad Jridi, Suming Li, Moncef NasriAbstractHybrid composites films were prepared by the incorporation of titanium dioxide doped silver nanoparticles (TiO2–Ag NPs) at different concentrations (1, 2, 3 and 4 wt%) into Rhinobatos cemiculus gelatin (RCG) matrix. The microstructure analysis, realized by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy revealed a homogenous structure and a smooth surface of the composite films. The mechanical properties, light transmission and moisture conten...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of SolidsAuthor(s): Saviz Zarrin, Felora HeshmatpourAbstractIn the present investigation, we have designed highly active titanium dioxide nanohybrids modified by various additives such as niobium oxide (Nb2O5), tin (IV) oxide (SnO2), reduced graphene oxide (RGO) and ceramic (SiO2/Fe3O4/ZrO2) by combining the hydrothermal and sol-gel methods. The prepared samples i.e. TiO2/Nb2O5/SnO2/RGO, TiO2/Ceramic/SnO2/RGO, TiO2/Nb2O5/SnO2 and TiO2/Ceramic/SnO2 were identified by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectros...
Source: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Influence of Habitual Physical Behavior – Sleeping, Sedentarism, Physical Activity – On Bone Health in Community-Dwelling Older People Gladys Onambele-Pearson1*, Jorgen Wullems1,2, Conor Doody1, Declan Ryan1,3, Christopher Morse1 and Hans Degens4,5,6 1Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom 2Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 3Faculty of Health and Society, University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom 4School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom 5In...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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