Eating Disorders: Hypervitaminosis D: Case Report of Pediatric Osteoporosis Secondary to Cystic Fibrosis.

Hypervitaminosis D: case report of pediatric osteoporosis secondary to cystic fibrosis.

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Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2011 Sep; 8(3): 66-8
Cialdella P, Carella F

The objective of the study is to evaluate alterations of bone metabolism in adolescence and adult CF, determining the rate of osteoporosis, osteopenia and vertebral and non-vertebral fractures. We took into account the clinical case of a child who right from the age of seven years has presented joint pain.The little girl was diagnosed with osteopenia taken with therapy of calcium and vitamin D; after few years despite treatment nephrocalcinosis and osteoporosis take over.It was examined a cohort of patients with cystic fibrosis of the southern Italy, 24 patients aged between 12 and 44 years, 12 females and 12 males with BMD assessment methods like dual energy X-rays (DXA) and calcaneal ultrasound densitometry in a few cases, ultrasonography was used jointly.From this case study we tried to establish the relationship between cystic fibrosis and osteoporosis etiopathogenetic, the adoptive therapy and the impact of therapies on patients.It was concluded that, given the high number of unrecognized patients with impaired bone mineralization, we must implement and integrate a more aggressive treatment with bisphosphonates and prevention programs that can combat the lifestyle and new eating habits of our young people that facilitate the loss of bone mass.
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The mediating effects of dietary habits on the relationship between television viewing and body mass index among youth.

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Pediatr Obes. 2012 Mar 28;
Carson V, Janssen I

OBJECTIVE: There is evidence to suggest that excessive television viewing is an independent determinant of obesity in young people. However, the pathways between television viewing and obesity are not fully understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine whether the relationship between television and body mass index (BMI) is mediated by television snacking and junk food consumption. METHODS: Results are based on 15?973 youth in grades 6-10 who participated in the Canadian 2009/2010 Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey (HBSC). Participants self-reported their weight and height and BMI z-scores were calculated based on World Health Organization growth standards. Participants reported the frequency of snacking while watching television and the frequency of eating junk food (sweets, soft drinks, baked goods, French fries, potato chips). Total hours per week of television were calculated. A contemporary multiple mediation analysis was used to examine associations. RESULTS: A modest positive relationship was observed between television viewing and BMI. The mean BMI z-score was 0.15 units higher in youth in the highest television viewing quartile by comparison with the youth in the lowest quartile. However, contrary to our hypothesis, television snacking and junk food consumption were not significant positive mediators of the television and BMI relationship. CONCLUSION: The pathways between television viewing and obesity are complicated and remain poorly understood. Future research using longitudinal or experimental designs, more precise measurement tools and formal mediation analyses is needed. This research should consider mediators related to both energy intake and expenditure.
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[Eating habits in the first year of life].

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Rev Bras Enferm. 2011 Oct; 64(5): 912-8
Lima AP, Javorski M, Vasconcelos MG

The study aimed to examine the relevant published literature to food practices in the first year of life of teenage mothers’ children, through an integrative review within Lilacs, Medline and Cochrane, databases from 2000 to 2010. We used the keywords: adolescent, breastfeeding, mixed feeding and infant nutrition, from which we selected eleven articles that composed the study sample. The results indicated the paucity of published research on the proposed topic, especially for those focusing on complementary feeding, revealing a gap in global production on the subject. New researches, therefore, need to be developed with a focus on teenage mothers, exploring infant feeding in all its dimensions.
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[Perceptions and changes in the quality of life of patients submitted to hemodyalisis].

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Rev Bras Enferm. 2011 Oct; 64(5): 839-44
Silva AS, Silveira RS, Fernandes GF, Lunardi VL, Backes VM

Chronicle Renal Failure is considered a major problem in Public Health. The dyalitic treatment while waiting for the renal transplant means a boost on quality of life. This qualitative study, carried out in Rio Grande-RS, aimed at knowing the perceptions of patients with Chronicle Renal Failure, identifying the elements that influence their quality of life. The results highlighted that the initial feelings of indignation and denial change as they strengthen themselves to face the disease. Restrictions of fluid and eating habits, inability to perform or limitation in activities, professional and leisure, were the main difficulties identified. The support from family members and from health professionals may help to overcome these limitations and adaptation to a new lifestyle.
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THIN – Eating disorders – Part 1 – THIN, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders. The film mostly revolves around four women with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia and their struggles for recovery.


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