The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia

Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care.
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DiscussionThe study addresses the treatment needs of families not able to attend face-to-face clinical services for evidence-based treatment for eating disorders. This might be due to several barriers, including a lack of local services or long travel distances to services. There has been a recent and unprecedented demand for telemedicine to facilitate the continuity of care during COVID-19 despite geographical circumstances. If delivering treatment in this modality is clinically and economically effective and feasible, it will facilitate access to potentially lifesaving, evidence-based treatments for families formerly una...
Source: Journal of Eating Disorders - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
Evidence from observational studies suggests an association between anxiety disorders and anorexia nervosa (AN), but causal inference is complicated by the potential for confounding in these studies. We triang...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur case demonstrates a potential association between AH and SLE. AH may need to be considered in the evaluation of SLE patients with headache, hyperprolactinemia, a pituitary mass, and hypopituitarism.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome, Wilkie ’s or Cast Syndrome is a rare disease which was first described in 1842. It is seen in patients most often after dramatic weight loss due to starvation, burns, anorexia nervosa, or after bariatric surgery.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: VIDEO CASE REPORT Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Findings suggest that subjective sleep disturbances may be used as a clinical marker for AN severity and for ANB/P subtype. Importantly, findings suggest that improving sleep quality in adolescents with AN may help managing their ED and their comorbidities, but also improve their QoL. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level V, descriptive study (evaluation data retrospectively studied). PMID: 33025527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Eat Weight Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The literature on eating disorders and cancer risk is sparse with many gaps. Hormonal changes, sexual activity, nutritional status, vomiting and concomitant tobacco/alcohol abuse may explain increased/decreased cancer risk. Future large studies (now 1-366 cancer cases) that also include men (now 4.7%), bulimia nervosa (now 3.8%) and several cancer sites (now mainly breast cancer) are needed and should foresee longer follow-up time (now 5.4-15.2 years) and extensive confounder adjustment (now only age and sex). LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level I, systematic review. PMID: 33025526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Eat Weight Disord Source Type: research
Infections elicit immune adaptations to enable pathogen resistance and/or tolerance and are associated with compositional shifts of the intestinal microbiome. However, a comprehensive understanding of how infections with pathogens that exhibit distinct capability to spread and/or persist differentially change the microbiome, the underlying mechanisms, and the relative contribution of individual...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Biological Sciences Source Type: research
AbstractThe worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality in both low- and high-income countries. Although COVID-19 is predominantly a respiratory illness, other systems including gastrointestinal (GI) system and liver may be involved because of the ubiquitous nature of ACE-2 receptors in various cell lines that SARS-CoV-2 utilizes to enter host cells. It appears that GI symptoms and liver enzyme abnormalities are common in COVID-19. The involvement of the GI tract and liver correlates with the severity of disease. A minority (10 –20%) of patien...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Eating disorders are not an exclusively western issue, as the levels in Saudi undergraduate women are similar to those in western cultures (though they tend more towards bulimic than anorexic presentations). Internalization of western values appears to be key to this pattern. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE : Level III, case-control analytic study. PMID: 33011958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Eating and weight disorders : EWD - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Eat Weight Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Knowledge of the peculiarities of MSF in children will contribute to children's health protection, timely diagnose and disease prevention. PMID: 32997473 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
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