Emma Brown: My daughter's anorexia was a 'descent into hell'

Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care.
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The clinical nutrition-eating disorders-unit in Raymond Poincar é Hospital is a reference center for the management of severe malnutrition and its complications in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). The purpose of this study is to specify socio-demographic, anamnesic and clinical characteristics of AN patients hospitalized for extreme malnutrition, to identif y types and prevalence of medical complications presented during their hospitalization for refeeding and the evolution of patients nutritional status.
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusions: In patients with RAI-R DTC treated with LEN, a high prevalence of AC in the first months of treatment was documented. Mainly due to the low specificity of symptoms such as anorexia, nausea, and vomiting, this AE is likely to be frequently misdiagnosed. The onset of the disease was associated to the weight loss observed during the first months of treatment and contributes to further decrease in body weight. Therefore, particularly during the first months of treatment, or at any time of huge reduction of body weight, monitoring of γGT and US is crucial for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Conservative medic...
Source: European Thyroid Journal - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is a peptide hormone, and a divergent member of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily. In normal physiology, GDF15 is expressed in multiple tissues at a low concentration. GDF15 is overexpressed during and following many pathological conditions such as tissue injury and inflammation in order to play a protective role. However, GDF15 appears to promote tumour growth in the later stages of malignant cancer. The recently identified endogenous receptor for GDF15, GDNF family receptor a-like (GFRAL), has allowed elucidation of a physiological pathw...
Source: Pflugers Archiv : European Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Pflugers Arch Source Type: research
Authors: Paola L, Matteo P, Laura A, Matilde D, Giovanni AD, Enrica M Abstract Dissociation is a debilitating condition often present as comorbidity in patients with eating disorders but to date only mixed data are available. Additionally, very little data exist on the classification of dissociation, namely psychoform and somatoform, in anorexia nervosa (AN). This review aimed to provide an updated view on the literature about dissociation in AN, with a focus on AN subtypes (i.e., restricter and binge-purging) as well as dissociation type (i.e., psychoform and somatoform), when available. We screened 304 studies an...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Laura Crucianelli, Benedetta Demartini, Diana Goeta, Veronica Nisticò, Alkistis Saramandi, Sara Bertelli, Patrizia Todisco, Orsola Gambini, Aikaterini Fotopoulou
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: Ghrelin may play a role in the pathogenesis of weight loss in NSCLC patients. Ghrelin seems to be implicated in cancer-related weight loss. Ghrelin, cancer, and RT all together have a role in tumor-related anorexia-cachexia in patients with NSCLC. Results of this study need further evaluation as regards to its potential role as an adjuvant diagnostic or prognostic marker.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionTri-weeklynab-PTX with a reduced dose (220  mg/m2) is not recommended for AGC in a second-line or later setting, despite demonstrating less toxicity than at 260  mg/m2.Clinical trial registrationThe OGSG1302 trial was registered with UMIN-CTR as UMIN000000714.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The safety profile of the drug was similar to that already reported with some differences in the prevalence and severity of the AEs. Regarding the QoL, the EAP showed a trend of improvement of the general health status and a reduction of symptoms correlated to the disease. The clinical impact of fatigue, anorexia/weight loss and stomatitis, mainly due to the drug itself, continues to represent the major issue in the management of these patients. PMID: 32907501 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For women with ASD it is important to be aware of a vulnerability to develop an. Extra support in areas where they experience difficulties is therefore necessary. The ASD specific characteristics can be aggravating or sustaining factors for an and should therefore be included in the treatment. PMID: 32910447 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Tijdschr Psychiatr Source Type: research
This study looked at attention deployment when consecutively viewing an obese and own body stimulus that both might represent feared stimuli in AN.MethodsIndividuals with AN (n = 26) and mentally healthy controls (MHCs;n = 16) viewed a picture of themselves and a standardized computer‐generated obese body in random order for 4,000 ms each and then rated the attractiveness of the body parts of both stimuli. We compared dwell times on subjectively unattractive versus attractive body parts, and body parts that sh ow weight status and gain most strongly (stomach, hips, thighs) versus least strongly.R...
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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