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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 ...
Li Kong-Ling - - 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 ...
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 - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: 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 ...
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 ...
Khan Sujoy - - 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 ...
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 ...
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 - - 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 ...
Böhn L - - 2012
Background  Food and diet are central issues that concern patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Few studies have thoroughly analyzed dietary intake in IBS. Our aims were to determine the nutrient intake in IBS patients in comparison to the general population, assess nutritional differences between IBS subgroups based on the ...
Gupta Ruchi S - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Childhood food allergy is a serious health problem. However, little is known about the frequency and manner in which it is currently diagnosed. OBJECTIVE: To describe parent report of physician practices in the diagnosis of pediatric food allergy. METHODS: Data from children with food allergy were identified for analysis ...
Kane Sunanda - - 2012
Evaluation of: Zallot C, Quilliot D, Chevaux JB et al. Dietary beliefs and behavior among inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflamm. Bowel Dis. doi:10.1002/ibd.22965 (2012) (Epub ahead of print). Patients often ask about dietary management of their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). No data exist to support any one specific diet in ...
Irlinger Françoise - - 2012
Staphylococcus equorum subsp. equorum is a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococcus group and is frequently isolated from fermented food products and from food-processing environments. It contributes to the formation of aroma compounds during the ripening of fermented foods, especially cheeses and sausages. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of ...
Tammaro Antonella - - 2012
We enrolled 14 female patients (aged 12-60 years) affected by celiac disease (confirmed by duodenal biopsy), presenting dermatologic eczematous lesions involving their face, neck, and overall arms, after application of gluten-containing emollient cream, bath, or face powder, or after contact with foods containing wheat and durum wheat. Five patients resulted ...
Torres-Vigil Isabel I Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Houston, Texas - - 2012
To identify whether advanced cancer patients receiving home hospice care and their primary caregivers view artificial hydration (AH) as food or medicine, and the demographic and clinical factors influencing these perceptions. Participants were enrolled in a randomised, double-blind controlled trial examining the efficacy of AH in cancer hospice patients. In-depth ...
Tengrungsun Tasanee - - 2012
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and its associated etiological factors among Thai patients visiting the Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Thailand. Questionnaires were administered to 420 patients to obtain demographic information, dental history, eating habits and DH symptom data. The diagnosis of DH was ...
Norton Sophie - - 2012
In January 2011, Sydney South West Public Health Unit was notified of a large number of people presenting with gastroenteritis over two days at a local hospital emergency department (ED). Case-finding was conducted through hospital EDs and general practitioners, which resulted in the notification of 154 possible cases, from which ...
Behravesh C Barton - - 2012
SUMMARYMultiple salmonellosis outbreaks have been linked to contaminated tomatoes. We investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections among 190 cases. For hypothesis generation, review of patients' food histories from four restaurant-associated clusters in four states revealed that large tomatoes were the only common food consumed by patients. Two case-control ...
Donnan Ellen J - - 2012
Background. A large outbreak of hepatitis A affected individuals in several Australian states in 2009, resulting in a 2-fold increase in cases reported to state health departments compared with 2008. Two peaks of infection occurred (April-May and September-November), with surveillance data suggesting locally acquired infections from a widely distributed food product.Methods. Two ...
Pozuelo María José - - 2012
The digesta is a highly active biological system where epithelial cells, microbiota, nondigestible dietary components, and a large number of metabolic products interact. The gut microbiota can be modulated by both endogenous and exogenous substrates. Undigested dietary residues are substrates for colonic microbiota and may influence gut microbial ecology. The ...
Drummond Niall - - 2012
Abstract Yersinia enterocolitica is a zoonotic agent that causes gastrointestinal disease in humans, as well as reactive arthritis and erythema nodosum. Enteropathogenic Yersinia are the etiological agents for yersiniosis, which can be acquired through the consumption of contaminated foods. As porcine animals are the main carriers of Y. enterocolitica, food ...
Octoratou Margarita - - 2012
Environmental factors, including diet, seem to participate in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. The kind of dietetic habits before the appearance of the illness in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) has not been studied extensively. To prospectively assess the kind of food consumption in patients with CD exactly at ...
Le Hello Simon - - 2012
We report a food-related outbreak of salmonellosis in humans caused by a nonmotile variant of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in France in 2009. This nonmotile variant had been circulating in laying hens but was not considered as Typhimurium and consequently escaped European poultry flock regulations.
Guenther Susanne - - 2011
Foodborne Salmonella infections are a major public health concern worldwide. Bacteriophages offer highly specific and effective biocontrol of such pathogens. We evaluated the broad host range, virulent phage FO1-E2 for reduction of Salmonella Typhimurium in different RTE foods. Samples were spiked with 1×10(3)Salmonella cells and treated with 3×10(8)pfu/g phage, and ...
Fuentealba A - - 2011
The effect of host nutritional quality on spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana (Clemens)) parental and offspring performance was studied using field and laboratory rearing experiments, and foliar chemical analyses. Foliage of balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.), white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and black spruce (P. mariana (Mill.) BSP) was ...
Stals Ambroos - - 2011
Detection of food-borne viruses such as noroviruses, rotaviruses and hepatitis A virus in food products differs from detection of most food-borne bacteria, as most of these viruses cannot be cultivated in cell culture to date. Therefore, detection of food-borne viruses in food products requires multiple steps: first, virus extraction; second, ...
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