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Lee Kee Hyuck - - 2013
Allostatic load (AL) measures overall physiological wear and tear on one's body, as a preclinical marker of pathophysiologic processes that precede the onset of disease. We studied the association of dietary habits with AL. Consecutive patients visiting a tertiary hospital Health Promotion Center from September 2009 to February 2010, older ...
Hashizume H - - 2013
Pancake syndrome is oral mite anaphylaxis caused by eating food prepared with wheat flour contaminated with mites. More than 135 cases occurring in various countries located in tropical and subtropical areas have been reported.(1) The most common culprit food is a pancake, although various foods containing flour have reportedly been ...
Beighley Jennifer S - - 2013
Feeding problems are common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), with food selectivity being the most frequently reported. Selectivity based on type and/or texture of food is of concern in those with ASD. Variations in symptom presentation of food selectivity in children with different autism spectrum diagnoses across childhood ...
Wu Ming-Ling - - 2013
Ractopamine is a leanness-enhancing agent approved in the United States and 26 other countries to reduce body fat content, increase muscle mass, and improve growth rate of certain food-producing animals. Other β-agonists with stronger pharmacologic effects, especially clenbuterol, had been illegally used as leanness-enhancing agents in the United States, China, ...
Sakamoto Torao T Department of Rehabilitation, Showa Inan General Hospital, Komagane, - - 2013
Endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (EES) is not commonly used by gastroenterologists to evaluate swallowing in patients with dysphagia. To use transnasal endoscopy to identify factors predicting successful or failed swallowing of pureed foods in elderly patients with dysphagia. EES of pureed foods was performed by a gastroenterologist using a small-calibre ...
Renca Susana - - 2013
ABSTRACT The authors report a case of a 68-year-old man with an unrecognized insulinoma manifesting with neuropsychiatric symptoms. For two years, he presented with unspecified behavior changes, autonomic and neuroglycopenic symptoms, which led him to be misdiagnosed with a neurologic and psychiatric disorder before the insulinoma was recognized. Following neurological ...
Leonard Stephanie A - - 2013
CME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 1. Recognize manifestations, diagnosis, and management of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) in an outpatient setting. 2. Assess nutritional needs and provide anticipatory guidance for dietary management. 3. Recognize the indications of when to refer for assessment of resolution of FPIES using physician-supervised food challenges. Food protein-induced ...
Ordoñez Ana Manuela - - 2013
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the nutritional status (NS) and clini - cal outcome and length of stay (LOS) among patients admitted to the internal medicine ward. Methods: This is a retrospective observational study performed with the data of clinical patients collected during ...
Greenhawt Matthew M Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Michigan Food Allergy Center, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, - - 2013
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a clinicopathologic, chronic esophageal inflammatory disease resistant to acid suppressive therapy and is associated with variable symptoms indicative of upper gastrointestinal dysfunction. Per current guidelines established by The International Group of Eosinophil Researchers (TIGERS), the diagnosis is made in symptomatic patients after a biopsy that confirms ...
Cifuentes Liliana - - 2013
Sulfites are rarely suspected as causative agents of immediate-type hypersensitivity. We report on a 49-year-old male patient who developed recurrent severe hypotension after food ingestion. A diagnosis of monoclonal mast cell activation syndrome was established. In the double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge, the patient reacted to potassium metabisulfite with anaphylaxis.
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Older adults, pregnant women, and persons with immunocompromising conditions are at higher risk than others for invasive Listeria monocytogenes infection (listeriosis), a rare and preventable foodborne illness that can cause bacteremia, meningitis, fetal loss, and death. This report summarizes data on 2009-2011 listeriosis cases and outbreaks reported to U.S. surveillance ...
Bégin Philippe P University of Montreal Health - - 2013
Diagnosis of food allergy can be challenging. Given the limited specificity of available allergy tests, these need to be interpreted in light of pre-test probability that is determined by a careful history. Using likelihood ratios calculated from previous publication may allow a more individualized assessment. This approach is likely to ...
Vezir Emine - - 2013
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening condition. There are limited data about the etiology and the clinical characteristics in developing countries. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of anaphylaxis patients attending our pediatric allergy clinic. We conducted a prospective analysis of patients who were admitted to our allergy clinic ...
Morita Eishin - - 2013
Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) is a special form of IgE-mediated food allergy and exhibits allergic symptoms in combination of causative food-intake and triggers such as exercise. As the causative foods and the condition of triggers vary among patients, diagnosis of FDEIA is not always easy. Serum food-specific IgE tests, which ...
Amarasinghe Hemantha K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: While the protective role of antioxidant nutrients against cancer is well established, data on Asian diets in patients with oral cancer are meagre. METHODS: A total of 1029 subjects over 30 years of age were investigated on their dietary practices in the Sabaragamuwa province (Sri Lanka) in 2006-07. Data collection ...
Gongidi Preetam - - 2013
Scurvy results from a deficiency of vitamin C and is rarely seen in the United States. We describe the MRI findings of a case of scurvy in an autistic child with food-avoidant behavior. Advanced imaging is rarely performed in clinically well-understood disease entities such as scurvy. Typical radiographic findings are ...
Benemei Silvia - - 2013
Vitamin D preparations are widely available as food supplements in most countries without the need of any medical prescription. We describe 3 cases of severe Vitamin D-intoxication, reported in the Italian National Institute of Health reporting system for natural health products. The cases reported share important similarities with other cases ...
Wong Samford - - 2013
To (1) assess food intake; (2) establish the prevalence of dietary supplement usage and its associated cost (oral nutritional supplements (ONS); vitamin and mineral supplements (VMS)) and; (3) identify the characteristics of nutritional supplement users among patients admitted to a spinal cord injury (SCI) center. A single center survey. Standardized ...
Marighela Thais F - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the body composition (BC), bone mineral density (BMD), and the food intake in women with systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to a control group, in order to identify main risk factors for BC abnormalities in SSc. Sixty-one SSc women and 67 age- and ...
Ludman Sian - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Children with atopic diseases in early life are frequently found with positive IgE tests to peanuts/tree nuts without a history of previous ingestion. We aimed to identify risk factors for reactions to nuts at first introduction. METHODS: A retrospective case-note and database analysis was performed. Recruitment criteria were: patients ...
Walton Karen - - 2013
Malnutrition is common in long-stay elderly hospitalized patients and their dietary intakes are often poor, despite the provision of adequate quantities of food to meet patient needs. The aim of this study was to identify environmental factors that were associated with achieving adequate food consumption in a hospital context. This ...
Ollberding Nicholas J - - 2013
ABSTRACT In a cohort of 301 patients with NHL, we examined whether the prediagnostic consumption of fruits and vegetables, or of nutrients concentrated in fruits and vegetables, was associated with overall survival (OS). Proportional hazards models were used to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for all-cause ...
Reichardt Eva M - - 2013
Oral fluid is a popular matrix for drug testing; however, little has been published concerning the effect that food or beverages may exert on oral fluid screening tests. This study describes the effects of 19 different foods, beverages and vinegars on two test systems, the Concateno Certus and Orasure Intercept. ...
Newton Heather P - - 2013
An 11-yr-old female black leopard (Panthera pardus) was presented with pruritus and intermittent gastrointestinal distress for a duration of 18 mo. Dietary elimination trial and challenge confirmed food hypersensitivity. Milder and persistent pruritus, while consuming a strict elimination diet, confirmed atopic dermatitis also was related to airborne environmental triggers identified ...
Kasera Ramkrashan - - 2013
The prevalence of food allergy is reported to be 3-4% in adults and about 6% in children. However food allergy across different countries accounts for 35-50 % all cases of anaphylaxis to foods. In the present study, we have reported a case of anaphylaxis to Amaranth grain (Amaranthus paniculatus) commonly ...
Ambwani Suman - - 2013
The present study examined relationships among negative affect, borderline personality features, and eating behavior through the experimental manipulation of mood. Undergraduate women (N = 307) completed a baseline mood assessment, viewed a 39-minute sad film either with or without concurrent food presentation, then completed a second mood assessment and questionnaires ...
Mahesh Venkat N - - 2013
Data on the relationship between epidemiological changes in food bolus impaction (FBI) and its relationship to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) are limited. AIM: Evaluate changes in the prevalence and aetiology of FBI at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) over 15 years. METHODS: Details of all patients who presented with FBI to ...
Campbell Hb - - 2013
The understanding that genes play a significant role in reward dependence and associated behavioral and drug addictions is highlighted in the emergence of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS). Here we show two case reports that unequivocally indicate the definite commonality between food and drug addiction. These human cases not atypically raise ...
El-Sayed Zeinab A - - 2013
To evaluate the frequency of banana sensitization and allergy among a group of atopic Egyptian children in relation to parental/self reports. This is a case-control study included 2 groups of allergic children with and without history of banana allergy, each included 40 patients. They were subjected to skin prick test ...
Fisher Martin - - 2013
Abstract This paper presents three cases involving young Orthodox Jewish males, each of whom lost 15-25 pounds over a course of time ranging between a few months and up to 2 years, as the result of decreased food intake because of misinterpretation of a religious concept learned in their Judaic ...
Gearhardt Ashley N AN Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. - - 2013
The concept of food addiction in obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) continues to be a hotly debated topic yet the empirical evidence on the relationship between addictive-like eating and clinically relevant eating disorders is limited. The current study examined the association of food addiction as assessed by the Yale ...
Ito Komei - - 2013
A diagnosis of food allergies should be made based on the observation of allergic symptoms following the intake of suspected foods and the presence of allergen-specific IgE antibodies. The oral food challenge (OFC) test is the most reliable clinical procedure for diagnosing food allergies. Specific IgE testing of allergen components ...
Lind Ragna - - 2013
Patients with unexplained self-reported food hypersensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) suffer from several health complaints, including fatigue. The aim of the present study was to validate a Norwegian translation of the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), and to assess the impact of fatigue in patients with self-reported food hypersensitivity and ...
Bedolla-Barajas Martìn - - 2013
The oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is a common cause of food allergy in adults. Our objectives were to determine its frequency and to describe its clinical characteristics among Mexican subjects with nasal pollinosis. The diagnosis of OAS was made using the clinical history and fresh food prick-by-prick tests. The sample ...
Meyer Rosan - - 2013
Food protein induced gastrointestinal allergies are difficult to characterise due to the delayed nature of this allergy and absence of simple diagnostic tests. Diagnosis is based on an allergy focused history which can be challenging and often yields ambiguous results. We therefore set out to describe a group of children ...
Kaufman Roni R Department of Social Work, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, - - 2013
Background: Twenty-two percent of households in Israel experience food insecurity, and it is especially widespread in socio-economically distressed strata. Although their low socio-economic status renders psychiatric patients at risk for food insecurity, this issue has thus far been ignored in both practice and research. Objective: To explore food insecurity among ...
Li Kong-Ling KL Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan 430060, Hubei Province, - - 2013
To study non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) in relation to ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) and rapid food intake. NCCP patients with a self-reported habit of fast eating underwent esophageal manometry for the diagnosis of IEM. Telephone interviews identified eating habits of additional IEM patients. Comparison of manometric features was done among ...
Khan Sujoy S Consultant Allergist & Immunologist, Department of Allergy & Immunology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, 58 Canal Circular Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700 054, - - 2013
Urticaria is a common condition that occurs in both children and adults. Most cases have no specific allergic trigger and the aetiology of urticaria remains idiopathic and occasionally spontaneous in nature. Inappropriate advice such as avoidance of foods (milk, egg, prawn, and brinjal) is common place in certain sections of ...
Barden Phillip - - 2013
A new genus of ants, Zigrasimecia Barden and Grimaldi, is described for a new and uniquely specialized species, Z. tonsora Barden and Grimaldi n.sp., preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar. The amber is radiometrically dated at 99 myo. Zigrasimecia is closely related to another basal genus of ants known only ...
Yeh Wei-Yi - - 2013
The deficiency of thiamine manifesting as Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) and concurrent optic neuropathy is rare. Herein, we report the case of a 29-year-old patient who suffered from bilateral sudden blindness and a disturbance of consciousness after 2 months of chronic diarrhea and minimal food intake. In addition, bilateral abducens nerve ...
Chansakulporn Somboon - - 2012
The weaver ants (Oecophyllas maragdina), the tropical ants commonly found in Asia and Australia, can produce eggs which become the expensive delicacies for Thai people especially in the northern and northeastern part of Thailand. Anaphylactic reaction can occur from the most common triggers of ingested foods and drugs. Some hidden ...
Lariou Maria-Stella - - 2012
Background: Several reports point to inverse associations between allergies and ALL; yet, no study has explored this link using both self-reported-data on allergic history and biomarkers of atopic sensitization. Methods: Clinical information for the variables of interest was available for 252 out of 292 cases of childhood (0-14 years) ALL, ...
Arezzo di Trifiletti Adriana - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In hospitalized patients, lack of appetite, i.e., disease-associated anorexia, is the main factor determining insufficient food intake and weight loss, which in turn increase morbidity and mortality. Controversies exist on which tool should be preferred when diagnosing anorexia. Aim of the study was to evaluate in hospitalized medical ...
Shirreffs Susan M - - 2012
Studies to assess water intake have been undertaken in many countries around the world. Some of these have been large-scale studies, whereas others have used a small number of subjects. These studies provide an emerging picture of water and/or fluid consumption in different populations around the world. Studies of this ...
Grand David J - - 2012
Foreign object ingestion is a common reason for visiting an emergency department; however, wire grill-cleaning brush bristles are an uncommon foreign object. This report describes a series of twelve cases identified in a single hospital system from July 2009 through June 2012. Patients included six males and six females; ages ...
Ollberding Nicholas J NJ Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. - - 2013
Greater consumption of red meat, processed meat and dairy products has been associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in several previous reports. Phytanic acid, a saturated fatty acid obtained primarily through the consumption of ruminant meat and dairy products, may offer a potential underlying mechanism for these ...
Tammaro A - - 2012
Magnesium stearate is a substance often used as a diluent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders. Moreover it is usually found as a food additive or pharmaceutical excipient. We report the first case of a 28 years old woman affected by an allergic reaction from this substance ...
Vandy Som - - 2012
Foodborne outbreaks are common in Cambodia, but only a few investigations documenting the etiology and source have been conducted. In April, we learnt of 49 acute diarrhoea cases in a village following a wedding banquet. We undertook an investigation to identify the pathogen, source and mode of transmission. We interviewed ...
Patel Ashwin B - - 2012
Several episodes of mass poisoning by organophosphates (OPs) have been reported from the developing countries. The diagnosis of OP-poisoning is mainly based on the characteristic clinical features and history of exposure to a known OP compound. Estimation of serum and red blood cell (RBC) cholinesterase activities are helpful in confi ...
Jang Hyo-Jeong HJ Department of Pediatrics, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, 194 Dongsan-dong, Daegu 700-712, Republic of - - 2012
This study was performed to identify the cause and frequency of food protein-induced proctocolitis (FPIPC) in not-sick neonates with small and fresh rectal bleeding and to verify the effectiveness of oral food elimination and challenge test (ECT) as a diagnostic method of FPIPC. We prospectively analyzed neonates with small and ...
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