MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology Director, Transplant Outcomes Research at CUMC Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine Columbia University Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH. (2015) Why Are So Many Donor Kidneys Discarded?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
New research shows that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink can increase blood pressure and stress hormone responses significantly. This raises the concern that these response changes could increase the risk of cardiovascular events.... Read more »
Svatikova, A., Covassin, N., Somers, K., Somers, K., Soucek, F., Kara, T., & Bukartyk, J. (2015) A Randomized Trial of Cardiovascular Responses to Energy Drink Consumption in Healthy Adults. JAMA, 1. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2015.13744
I read with interest the paper by Roberto Sacco and colleagues  providing some much needed clarity on the topic of head circumference and brain size in relation to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Detailing the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis based on "27 studies defining percentages of macrocephalic patients and 44 structural brain imaging studies providing total brain volumes for patients and controls", researchers provided "conclusive effect sizes and prevalence rates f........ Read more »
Sacco R, Gabriele S, & Persico AM. (2015) Head circumference and brain size in autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatry research. PMID: 26456415
Energy drinks have grown in popularity for many Americans, but there is growing concern about the health risks of consuming them in large quantities. Because men are the main consumers of energy drinks, a research team lead by Dr. Ronald F. Levant, a professor of psychology at The University of Akron, set out to study a possible link between masculinity, expectations about the benefits of consuming energy drinks, how those expectations affect energy drink use, and the impact on sleep.... Read more »
Levant, R., Parent, M., McCurdy, E., & Bradstreet, T. (2015) Moderated mediation of the relationships between masculinity ideology, outcome expectations, and energy drink use. Health Psychology, 34(11), 1100-1106. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000214
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Frederic T. (Josh) Billings IV, MD, Msc Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Billings: Acute kidney … Continue reading →
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Frederic T. (Josh) Billings IV, MD, Msc. (2015) Acute Kidney Injury Following Heart Surgery: Do Statins Help?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
By licking a wound it heals faster — this is not simply popular belief, but scientifically proven. Our saliva consists of water and mucus, among other things, and the mucus plays an important role. It stimulates white blood cells to build a good defense against invaders, according to a group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden together with colleagues from Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark.... Read more »
Mohanty, T., Sjogren, J., Kahn, F., Abu-Humaidan, A., Fisker, N., Assing, K., Morgelin, M., Bengtsson, A., Borregaard, N., & Sorensen, O. (2015) A novel mechanism for NETosis provides antimicrobial defense at the oral mucosa. Blood, 126(18), 2128-2137. DOI: 10.1182/blood-2015-04-641142
A quick-ish post for you today, to bring the paper by Michael Maes  to your attention and illustrate how when it comes to research at least, this year (2015) seems to be truly moving forward when it comes to the topic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).The latest Maes paper (one of many by this author on this topic) provides some further research discussion on how progress in getting to the root cause of CFS/ME and developing suitable interventions has to some........ Read more »
Maes M. (2015) A new case definition of Neuro-Inflammatory and Oxidative Fatigue (NIOF), a neuroprogressive disorder, formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: results of multivariate pattern recognition methods and external validation by . Neuro endocrinology letters, 36(4), 320-329. PMID: 26454487
Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent study by Rice University and Penn State University researchers.... Read more »
Martinez, L., White, C., Shapiro, J., & Hebl, M. (2015) Selection BIAS: Stereotypes and Discrimination Related to Having a History of Cancer. Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/apl0000036
"Single element analysis indicated that the concentrations of cesium, zinc, and selenium were significantly reduced in patients with schizophrenia in both the training and test groups."Those were some of the findings reported by Lei Cai and colleagues  (open-access available here) as part of their study "to quantify the levels of 35 elements in the sera of 111 Schizophrenia patients and 110 healthy participants, which consisted of a training (61/61 for cases/controls included) and a test grou........ Read more »
Cai, L., Chen, T., Yang, J., Zhou, K., Yan, X., Chen, W., Sun, L., Li, L., Qin, S., Wang, P.... (2015) Serum trace element differences between Schizophrenia patients and controls in the Han Chinese population. Scientific Reports, 15013. DOI: 10.1038/srep15013
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pedram Gerami, MD Department of Dermatology Northwestern University Chicago, IL Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gerami: The influence of pregnancy on the prognosis of melanoma has … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mike C Parent, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Texas Tech University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Parent: There is some research out there on energy drinks, and we … Continue reading →
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Mike C Parent, Ph.D. (2015) Teens May Be Unaware Energy Drinks Contain Caffeine That Can Impair Sleep. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah K. Keadle, PhD, MPH Cancer Prevention Fellow Nutritional Epidemiology Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Keadle: … Continue reading →
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Sarah K. Keadle, PhD, MPH. (2015) Increased Time Watching TV Linked To Greater Mortality Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Are you less happy than your parents were at the same age? It may not be all in your head. Researchers led by San Diego State University professor Jean M. Twenge found adults over age 30 are not as happy as they used to be, but teens and young adults are happier than ever. Researchers analyzed data from four nationally representative samples of 1.3 million Americans ages 13 to 96 taken from 1972 to 2014.... Read more »
Jean M. Twenge, Ryne A. Sherman, & Sonja Lyubomirsky. (2015) More Happiness for Young People and Less for Mature Adults: Time Period Differences in Subjective Well-Being in the United States, 1972–2014. Social Psychological and Personality Science. info:/10.1177/1948550615602933
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sam Crowe, PhD, MPH Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Research: What were the leading causes of multistate foodborne outbreaks and … Continue reading →
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Sam Crowe, PhD, MPH. (2015) More Multistate Foodborne Outbreaks Identified With Better Surveillance and Centralized Food Processing . MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dustin T. Duncan, ScD Assistant Professor Department of Population Health and Dr. Paul Krebs PhD Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health New York University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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Dustin T. Duncan, ScD and Paul Krebs, PhD. (2015) Many Of Us Download, But Don't Use, Health Apps. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carlos E. Bravo Iñiguez, M.D. Clinical Research Fellow in Thoracic Oncology Brigham and Women´s Hospital (BWH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery Center for Surgery and Public Health Boston, MA, 02115 Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Carlos E. Bravo Iñiguez, M.D. (2015) Mortality After Lung Cancer Resection Steadily Decreasing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Brad A. Bryan Ph.D Assistant Professor Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Houston, TX Department of Biomedical Sciences Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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Dr. Brad A. Bryan Ph.D. (2015) Beta Blocker Rapidly Shrank Vascular Malignancy Angiosarcoma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Nicoletta Provinciali, MD Oncologist from the E.O. Ospedali Galliera Genoa, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Provinciali: We know that higher insulin levels have been associated … Continue reading →
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Dr Nicoletta Provinciali, MD. (2015) Insulin Resistance Linked To Worse Advanced Breast Cancer Prognosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Prevention of peanut allergies is a controversial issue, leaving society uncertain whether children should eat or avoid peanuts. Recent scientific studies show...... Read more »
Du Toit G, Katz Y, Sasieni P, Mesher D, Maleki SJ, Fisher HR, Fox AT, Turcanu V, Amir T, Zadik-Mnuhin G.... (2008) Early consumption of peanuts in infancy is associated with a low prevalence of peanut allergy. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 122(5), 984-91. PMID: 19000582
Du Toit G, Roberts G, Sayre PH, Bahnson HT, Radulovic S, Santos AF, Brough HA, Phippard D, Basting M, Feeney M.... (2015) Randomized trial of peanut consumption in infants at risk for peanut allergy. The New England journal of medicine, 372(9), 803-13. PMID: 25705822
Gruchalla RS, & Sampson HA. (2015) Preventing peanut allergy through early consumption--ready for prime time?. The New England journal of medicine, 372(9), 875-7. PMID: 25705823
Fleischer DM, Sicherer S, Greenhawt M, Campbell D, Chan E, Muraro A, Halken S, Katz Y, Ebisawa M, Eichenfield L.... (2015) Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants. Pediatric dermatology. PMID: 26354148
Gupta R, Holdford D, Bilaver L, Dyer A, Holl JL, & Meltzer D. (2013) The economic impact of childhood food allergy in the United States. JAMA pediatrics, 167(11), 1026-31. PMID: 24042236
In a post a while back (see here) I talked about the important, but sometimes confusing, research on a possible role for p-cresol (4-methylphenol) in relation to autism.This potentially important aromatic compound has cropped up more than once in the autism research literature  although not necessarily in a universal direction. In my previous post, I called for 'further research' into the possibility of a relationship between p-cresol and autism and lo and behold, today I'm going to be d........ Read more »
Gabriele S, Sacco R, Altieri L, Neri C, Urbani A, Bravaccio C, Riccio MP, Iovene MR, Bombace F, De Magistris L.... (2015) Slow intestinal transit contributes to elevate urinary p-cresol level in Italian autistic children. Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research. PMID: 26437875
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