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Chan Thomas Y K TY Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Drug and Poisons Information Bureau, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China. - - 2014
In the present review, the main objective was to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of ciguatera fish poisoning in Hong Kong. From 1989 to 2008, the annual incidence of ciguatera varied between 3.3 and 64.9 (median 10.2) per million people. The groupers have replaced the snappers as the most ...
Liu Jun J 1] Chengdu Center, China Geological Survey, Chengdu 610081, China [2] School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China [3] State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS, Nanjing 210008, - - 2014
The presence of gigantic apex predators in the eastern Panthalassic and western Tethyan oceans suggests that complex ecosystems in the sea had become re-established in these regions at least by the early Middle Triassic, after the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). However, it is not clear whether oceanic ecosystem recovery from ...
Hénaut Yann Y El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Departamento de Conservación de la Biodiversidad, Quintana Roo, Chetumal, - - 2014
Tank bromeliads are good models for understanding how climate change may affect biotic associations. We studied the relationships between spiders, the epiphytic tank bromeliad, Aechmea bracteata, and its associated ants in an inundated forest in Quintana Roo, Mexico, during a drought period while, exceptionally, this forest was dry and then ...
Kim Duyeol D Department of Pathology, Biotoxtech Co., Ltd, 686-2 Yangcheong-ri, Ochang-eup, Cheongwon-gun, Chungbuk 363-883, Republic of - - 2013
Evodia, a fruit from Evodia rutaecarpa, has been used in oriental medicine, and since its various pharmaceutical actions, including anti-cancer activity, have become known, evodia has been widely used as a dietary supplement. However, information regarding its toxicity is limited. Evodia fruit from Evodia rutaecarpa (Juss.) Benth. var. officinalis (Dode) ...
Faiman Abi A aPaediatric Gastroenterology Dietitian, Child Health bCentre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, London, - - 2013
In paediatric Crohn's disease (PCD), 6-8 weeks of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is effective in 60-80% cases. EEN is followed by gradual food reintroduction over variable (1-5 weeks) periods. Currently, there is no recommended duration or method for food reintroduction. The rationale for slow reintroduction is unclear and may be ...
Larsson Susanna C SC Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE-17177 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data on overall diet quality in relation to stroke risk are sparse. We examined the association between consumption of a diversity of recommended and non-recommended foods and risk of stroke. The study population comprised 33 911 Swedish women who had completed a questionnaire in 1997 and were free from cardiovascular ...
Nicolo Michele - - 2013
The feasibility of accessing data in hospitalized patients to support a malnutrition diagnosis using the new Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics-American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AND-A.S.P.E.N.) consensus recommended clinical characteristics of malnutrition is largely unknown. We sought to characterize baseline practice to guide the development of appropriate interventions ...
Knibb Rebecca C RC Aston University, Birmingham, - - 2013
Food allergy is associated with psychological distress in both child and parent. It is unknown whether parental distress is present prior to clinical diagnosis or whether experiences at clinic can reduce any distress present. This study aimed to assess anxiety and depression in parents and the impact of suspected food ...
Okumuş Mehmet M Kent Hospital, Department of Pathology, İzmir, - - 2013
To the Editor, Foreign body ingestion is a commonly encountered problem among emergency department physicians and gastroenterologists. The esophagus, as the narrowest part of the gastrointestinal tract other than the appendix, is a common site of foreign body impaction (1). Rarely, external esophageal factors, such as the arteria lusoria, may ...
Realmuto Lindsey L Environmental Health Section, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA. - - 2013
The study described in this article evaluated the effects of public health workforce cuts on routine food safety inspections and the occurrence of critical violations. Routine inspection information was collected from two Louisiana databases for permanent food establishments categorized as risk category 3 or 4 in East Baton Rouge Parish, ...
Hwang Jin-Bok JB Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
The etiology of small and fresh rectal bleeding in neonates who are not sick is usually unknown; the only known cause is food protein-induced proctocolitis (FPIPC). It has been recently reported that FPIPC is a rare cause of rectal bleeding in newborns, and most cases have been proved to be ...
Rahiotis C - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of cervical dentin hypersensitivity in a cross-sectional investigation of Greek adults. Seven hundred and sixty-seven subjects were examined. Participants were patients processed for first examination in the Clinic of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of ...
Ahrens B - - 2013
Reported food-related symptoms of patients may sometimes be misleading. A correct delineation of food-induced symptoms is often difficult and various differential diagnoses have to be considered. We report on two cases of food-induced, predominantly respiratory symptoms (in one case life-threatening) in children with food allergy. First, a two-year-old boy with ...
Ross Megan L - - 2013
To observe voluntary fluid and carbohydrate intakes and thermoregulatory characteristics of road cyclists during two multiday, multiple-stage races in temperate conditions. Ten internationally competitive male cyclists competed in two stage-races (2009 Tour of Gippsland, T1; n=5, and 2010 Tour of Geelong, T2; n=5) in temperate conditions (13.2-15.8°C; 54-80% relative humidity ...
Takeuchi Masato - - 2013
Anaphylactic food reaction often involves gastrointestinal symptoms, such as vomiting and abdominal pain, but to date, there have been no publications documenting the association between food hypersensitivity and intussusception. Herein is reported the case of a 2-year-old boy with intussusception accompanied by anaphylactic food reaction. The patient without known allergies ...
Kunwar R R Col Health, HQ ATNK & K Area, Island Grounds, Chennai 600009, - - 2013
An outbreak of food poisoning was reported from a Military establishment on 29 May 2011 when 43 cases of food poisoning reported sick in a span of few hours. A retrospective-prospective study was conducted. Data regarding the onset of symptoms, presenting features and history of food items consumed was collected. ...
Sidell Douglas R - - 2013
To review the literature on pediatric food choking risks, with the long-term goal of supporting legislation regulating the production, labeling, and distribution of high-risk foods. A PubMed search (Keywords: choking, obstruction, asphyxiation, foreign body, food) was conducted in July-September 2010 with publication dates ranging from 1966 to 2010. Study selection: ...
Landsman-Blumberg Pamela B PB Xcenda, Palm Harbor, - - 2013
Food-induced anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening condition that frequently results in emergency department (ED) visits and/or hospitalization. Little information is available on patient compliance with recommended postdischarge anaphylaxis care. To describe patient characteristics, concordance with recommended postdischarge care, and risk of repeated events among adults with an initial ED visit ...
Lindman Astrid - - 2013
Haematological cancer patients have an increased risk of undernourishment due to their malignancy, treatment toxicity and severe infections. This study examines whether kitchen assistants working as food caregivers increase nutritional intake and knowledge among haematological cancer patients. Comparison of two cross-sectional studies with dietary assessment of patients with haematological malignancies ...
Malick K Jane - - 2013
Endoscopy plays a major role in the management of foreign bodies and food impactions. Because of their frequent occurrence and potential for complications, it is important for the gastroenterology nurse and associate to gain an understanding of the incidence, diagnosis, and management of patients who present with ingested foreign bodies ...
Lazarević Konstansa K State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia. - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of food hygiene training of food handlers on sanitary-hygienic conditions in hospital kitchens, based on microbiological analysis of smears taken in hospital kitchens. The study was conducted in the 1995-2009 period at the Clinical Centre Nis, Serbia. The food hygiene ...
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 ...
Wong Samford S Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Bucks, England, UK; School of Health Sciences, City University, London, England, UK; and Centre for Gastroenterology and Clinical Nutrition, University College London Hospital, London, England, - - 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 ...
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