Growth assessment and weight management in paediatric neuromuscular clinics: a cross-sectional survey across Canada.

Conclusions: Neuromuscular clinics could benefit from implementing consistent and recommended growth assessment practices. The development of evidence-based tools, training and protocols tailored to Duchenne muscular dystrophy should be a priority.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONGrowth and weight monitoring approaches vary within and between neuromuscular clinics.Additional training on discussing and managing weight are warranted across disciplines.Advocacy is required to ensure access to dietetic expertise within neuromuscular clinics. PMID: 32058820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: SBRSS is associated with a lower rate of CH than when the procedure is performed bilaterally in a simultaneous fashion. This procedure is associated with the lowest reported rate of CH. PMID: 32250442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Authors: Mitsui R, Hashitani H Abstract Spontaneous rhythmic constrictions known as vasomotion are developed in several microvascular beds in vivo. Vasomotion in arterioles is considered to facilitate blood flow, while venular vasomotion would facilitate tissue metabolite drainage. Mechanisms underlying vasomotion periodically generate synchronous Ca2+ transients in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). In visceral organs, mural cells (pericytes and VSMCs) in arterioles, capillaries and venules exhibit synchronous spontaneous Ca2+ transients. Since sympathetic regulation is rather limited in the intra-organ microve...
Source: Journal of Smooth Muscle Research - Category: Research Tags: J Smooth Muscle Res Source Type: research
(Wiley) Pre-school children who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of bone fractures during childhood than normal weight preschoolers, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
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Publication date: Available online 7 April 2020Source: Academic PediatricsAuthor(s): Marcela Osorio, Christian A. Koziatek, Mary Pat Gallagher, Jessie Recaii, Meryle Weinstein, Lorna E. Thorpe, Brian Elbel, David C. Lee
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Authors: Raucci U, Pro S, Di Capua M, Di Nardo G, Villa MP, Striano P, Parisi P Abstract Introduction: Some neurologic conditions that can quickly and with low costs be recognized, classified and treated thanks to the availability of an EEG recording in an emergency setting. However, although considered a cheap, not invasive, highly accurate diagnostic investigation, still today, an EEG recording in emergency, in real time during the event paroxysmal ictal phase, is not yet been become a routine.Areas covered: This review will cover the role and utility of EEG recording in the emergency setting, both in emergency depa...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
Conclusion: The inflammatory burden possibly plays a less important role in the development of cardiovascular disease in inflammatory bowel disease patients but future larger prospective studies are needed.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe utility of available scoring systems for type 2 diabetes (T2D) remission prediction after metabolic surgery has not been defined in a multi-ethnic Asian population like Singapore. We sought to assess the predictive performance of the Asia-developed ABCD scoring system for T2D remission after metabolic surgery, and develop a new algorithm to improve prediction.Materials and MethodsWe conducted a retrospective analysis of adults with T2D who underwent either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy between 2007 and 2018, and followed for 1  year postoperatively (n = 114, mean age 4...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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In conclusion, our results demonstrate that circulating GDF11 levels are reduced in our mouse model of premature aging, which shares most of the symptoms that occur in normal aging. However, GDF11 protein administration is not sufficient to extend longevity in these progeroid mice. Although accelerated-aging mouse models can serve as powerful tools to test and develop anti-aging therapies common to both physiological and pathological aging, the existence of certain differences between the two processes implies that further investigation is still required to determine whether long-term GDF11 administration has a pro-surviva...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Many children with DMD experience considerable weight gain due to corticosteroid treatment and reduced energy expenditure. Obesity prevalence in boys with DMD has been cited as 73% by 13 years. Existing health promotion interventions for children with physical disabilities are limited and rarely tailored to individuals. Coaching intervention approaches promote collaborative relationships between healthcare professionals, clients and families. In particular, solution-focused coaching uses strategic questions to help children identify personally meaningful goals and develop practical solutions to move towards those goals.
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