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I think therefore I Am? Examining the relationship between exercise identity and exercise behavior during behavioral weight loss treatment.

Psychol Sport Exerc 2019 Jul 31;43:123-127. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center), Drexel University, Stratton Hall, 2nd Floor, 3201 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Objectives: Identification as an exerciser may promote physical activity. This study examined exercise identity (EI) and its relationship with demographic characteristics and exercise among adults participating in behavioral weight loss treatment, which is a key target population for increasing exercise.

Design: Longitudinal. Read More

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Feasibility/acceptability of an acceptance-based therapy intervention for diverse adolescent girls with overweight/obesity.

Obes Sci Pract 2021 Jun 1;7(3):291-301. Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Psychology and Center for Weight Eating and Lifestyle Science Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA.

Background: Behavioral obesity interventions using an acceptance-based therapy (ABT) approach have demonstrated efficacy for adults, yet feasibility and acceptability of tailoring an ABT intervention for adolescents remains unknown.

Objective: This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of an ABT healthy lifestyle intervention among diverse adolescent cisgender girls with overweight/obesity (OW/OB).

Methods: Adolescent cisgender girls aged 14-19 with a BMI of ≥85th percentile-for-sex-and-age were recruited for participation in a single-arm feasibility study. Read More

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Improvements on Clinical Status of Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa in Inpatient and Day Hospital Treatment: A Retrospective Pilot Study.

Front Psychiatry 2021 28;12:653482. Epub 2021 May 28.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico (IRCCS), Rome, Italy.

Medical and psychiatric complications and treatment compliance are important considerations in determining the treatment program for patients with severe anorexia nervosa (AN). Clinical practice guidelines agree that an outpatient program is the first choice for the treatment of most eating disorders, but vary in supporting these programs for AN. However, inpatient care is known to be costly and the risk of relapse and readmission is high. Read More

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A Young Woman with Excessive Fat in Lower Extremities Develops Disordered Eating and Is Subsequently Diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, Lipedema, and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jun 14;22:e930840. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Endocrinology and Research, Total Lipedema Care, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

BACKGROUND Lipedema is a loose connective tissue disease that causes disproportionate subcutaneous fat accumulation on the extremities. As a result of the increased subcutaneous tissue accumulation, lipedema is often confused with obesity by both physicians and patients. Poor awareness and limited diagnosis of lipedema contribute to the confusion of lipedema with obesity and can lead to decreased body image acceptance. Read More

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Do weight perception and bullying victimization account for links between weight status and mental health among adolescents?

BMC Public Health 2021 06 4;21(1):1062. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada.

Background: The purpose of this study was to explore whether the way youth perceive their weight and their experiences of bullying victimization account for the increased risk of depression and anxiety symptoms, and poor psychosocial well-being, associated with overweight/obesity in a large sample of Canadian secondary school students. We also explored if associations differed by gender.

Methods: We used cross-sectional survey data from year 7 (2018-19) of the COMPASS study. Read More

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Towards regulatory acceptance and improving the prediction confidence of approaches: a case study of genotoxicity.

Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Alpha-Pretox(www.alpha-pretox.com), Rome, Italy.

Introduction: Genotoxicity is an imperative component of the human health safety assessment of chemicals. Its secure forecast is of the utmost importance for all health prevention strategies and regulations.

Areas Covered: We surveyed several types of alternative, animal-free approaches ((Q)SAR, read-across, AOP, IATA) for genotoxicity prediction within the needs of regulatory frameworks, putting special emphasis on data quality and uncertainties issues. Read More

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Polishing the Therapy of Onychomycosis Induced by spp.: Amphotericin B-Loaded Nail Lacquer.

Pharmaceutics 2021 May 24;13(6). Epub 2021 May 24.

Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal 59012-570, Brazil.

Onychomycosis induced by spp. has several limitations regarding its treatment. Nail lacquers display the potential to overcome these drawbacks by providing therapeutic compliance and increasing local drug bioavailability. Read More

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Reflector-Guided Localisation of Non-Palpable Breast Lesions: A Prospective Evaluation of the SAVI SCOUT System.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 May 17;13(10). Epub 2021 May 17.

The London Breast Institute, Princess Grace Hospital, London W1U 5NY, UK.

Wire-guided localisation (WGL) has been the mainstay for localising non-palpable breast lesions before excision. Due to its limitations, various wireless alternatives have been developed. In this prospective study, we evaluate the role of radiation-free wireless localisation using the SAVI SCOUT system at the London Breast Institute. Read More

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Self-Perception and Self-Acceptance Are Related to Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors in Catalan Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 May 7;18(9). Epub 2021 May 7.

Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Primary Care Lleida, Rambla Ferran, 44, 25007 Lleida, Spain.

Adolescence is associated with a higher vulnerability that may result in a high dissatisfaction, the practice of unhealthy weight-control behaviors (UWCB) and, eventually, the onset of body image-related mental disorders. These factors are strongly associated with the social context, so it is important to characterize them in local or regional studies. To assess the relationship between body image and UWCB presence, a cross-sectional study was performed among 2496 schooled adolescents from Lleida (Spain) between 2017 and 2019. Read More

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Is a 'culture of plus-size women' the independent effect of neighborhood disadvantage on female BMI? A cross-sectional study in two Chilean Municipalities.

Soc Sci Med 2021 Jul 10;280:114019. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Health, Ethics and Society, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Research has shown that neighborhood disadvantage has an effect on BMI that is independent of individual disadvantage, much more pronounced in women than in men. The mechanisms that explain this gender-specific effect are not yet clear. Since women's body size dissatisfaction is closely linked to gender differences in BMI inequalities, the independent effect of neighborhood disadvantage on female BMI may relate to a local culture of acceptance of female large bodies, that could influence women's parameters for body size dissatisfaction. Read More

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The Use of Self-Help Strategies in Obesity Treatment. A Narrative Review Focused on Hypnosis and Mindfulness.

Curr Obes Rep 2021 May 29. Epub 2021 May 29.

Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, c.so AM Dogliotti 14, 10126, Torino, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: The aim of this narrative review was to summarize the evidence evaluating the possibilities and limitations of self-hypnosis and mindfulness strategies in the treatment of obesity.

Recent Findings: Psychological factors, such as mood disorders and stress, can affect eating behaviors and deeply influence weight gain. Psychological approaches to weight management could increase the motivation and self-control of the patients with obesity, limiting their impulsiveness and inappropriate use of food. Read More

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Low craving control predicts increased high energy density food intake during the COVID-19 lockdown: Result replicated in an Australian sample.

Appetite 2021 May 26;166:105317. Epub 2021 May 26.

School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

This research aimed to replicate a previous UK-based finding that low craving control predicts increased intake of high energy density foods (HED) during the COVID-19 lockdown, and extend this finding to adults living in Victoria, Australia. The study also assessed whether acceptance coping moderates the relationship between craving control and increased HED food intake, and examined the associations between trait disinhibition, perceived stress and changes to HED food intake. An online survey completed by 124 adults living in Victoria, Australia (total eligible n = 147; 38. Read More

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Obstacles to Using Assistive Technology for Older Adults - Results from a Focus Group Analysis.

Stud Health Technol Inform 2021 May;281:994-998

Geriatric Research Unit, Agaplesion Bethesda Clinic, Ulm, Germany.

Much hope is placed in the use of assistive technologies (AT) to support older adults and retain their independence and quality of life. AT could also be a way to help fulfill the increasing requirements of caring for an aging population. While many devices are freely available, successful and broad adoption is progressing slowly. Read More

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Exploring the Experiences of Gay Men with Regards to Eating, Exercise, and Mindfulness-Based Concepts.

Am J Mens Health 2021 May-Jun;15(3):15579883211016341

Department of Psychology, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.

Existing research investigating gay men's eating behavior has focused on stereotypes and body image, rather than to understand why disordered eating is prevalent in gay men. The current study adopted a qualitative approach and employed interview methodology to explore gay men's attitudes, feelings and experiences of their eating behavior, and the potential link to mindfulness and self-compassion. Twenty gay men aged from 21 to 51 years were interviewed using an interview schedule with open-ended questions. Read More

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Body size ideals and body satisfaction among Dutch-origin and African-origin residents of Amsterdam: The HELIUS study.

PLoS One 2021 26;16(5):e0252054. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Public Health, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Objective: Obesity is highly prevalent among ethnic minorities and acceptance of larger body sizes may put these ethnic minorities at risk of obesity. This study aimed to examine body size ideals and body satisfaction in relation to body weight, in two Sub-Saharan African (SSA)-origin groups in the Netherlands compared to the Dutch. Additionally, in the two SSA-origin groups, this study assessed the mediating role of acculturation in the relation between ethnicity and body size ideals and body satisfaction. Read More

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Effects of High-Pressure Homogenization on Pectin Structure and Cloud Stability of Not-From-Concentrate Orange Juice.

Front Nutr 2021 5;8:647748. Epub 2021 May 5.

Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China.

Not-from-concentrate (NFC) juice is popular with consumers due to its similarity to fresh fruit juice in taste, flavor, and beneficial nutrients. As a commonly used technology in fruit juice production, high-pressure homogenization (HPH) can enhance the commercial value of juice by improving the color, flavor, taste, and nutrient contents. In this study, the effects of HPH on the pectin structural properties and stability of NFC orange juice were investigated. Read More

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Clinical management and treatment of obesity in China.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2021 Jun;9(6):393-405

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

China has one of the largest populations with obesity in the world, and obesity has become a major challenge for the country's health-care system. Current guidelines for obesity management are not adequately supported by evidence from clinical studies in Chinese populations. Effective lifestyle interventions suitable for Chinese populations are scarce, insufficient weight-loss medications have been approved by regulatory bodies, and there is low acceptance of non-lifestyle interventions (ie, medications and surgery) among both health-care providers and the general public. Read More

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Determinants of practice of preconception care among women of reproductive age group in southern Ethiopia, 2020: content analysis.

Reprod Health 2021 May 21;18(1):100. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Reproductive Health and Nutrition, School of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wolaita Soddo University, Soddo, Ethiopia.

Background: Preconception care (PCC) is a series of biomedical, mental, and psycho-social health services provided to women and a couple before pregnancy and throughout subsequent pregnancies for desired outcomes. Millions of women and new-borns have died in low-income countries due to impediments that arise before and exaggerate during pregnancies that are not deal with as part of pre-conception care. To the best of our knowledge, however, there is a lack of information about preconception care practice and its determinants in southern Ethiopia, including the study area. Read More

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Antithrombotic treatment management in low stroke risk patients undergoing cardioversion of atrial fibrillation <48 h duration: results of an EHRA survey.

Europace 2021 May 15. Epub 2021 May 15.

Heart Rhythm Management Centre, Postgraduate Program in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel), Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

Data supporting the safety of cardioversion (CV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) without anticoagulation in patients with AF duration <48 h are scarce. Observational studies suggest that the risk of stroke in these patients is very low when the definite duration of the AF episode is of <48 h and the clinical risk profile as estimated through the CHA2DS2VASc score is low (a score of 0 for men and 1 for women). As the recent 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines indication for this clinical scenario is based mainly on consensus, we sent out a survey to assess the current clinical practice on anticoagulation prior to and post-CV in patients with AF <24-48 h duration and low stroke risk across centres in Europe. Read More

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"What can her body do?" Reducing weight stigma by appreciating another person's body functionality.

PLoS One 2021 14;16(5):e0251507. Epub 2021 May 14.

Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, England.

Objective: Weight stigma is prevalent across multiple life domains, and negatively affects both psychological and physical health. Yet, research into weight stigma reduction techniques is limited, and rarely results in reduced antipathy toward higher-weight individuals. The current pre-registered study investigated a novel weight stigma reduction intervention. Read More

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3D printed furosemide and sildenafil tablets: Innovative production and quality control.

Int J Pharm 2021 Jun 11;603:120694. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Toxicology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333ZA Leiden, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Three-dimensional (3D) printing of pharmaceuticals has the potential to revolutionise personalised medicine but is as yet largely unexplored. A proof-of-concept study of a novel heated, piston-driven semi-solid extrusion 3D printer was performed by producing furosemide and sildenafil tablets for paediatric patients. The average weight of the tablets was 141. Read More

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Changes in unhealthy exercise in outpatient eating disorder treatment: examining emotion avoidance mechanisms.

Eat Weight Disord 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Ohio University, Athens, USA.

Unhealthy exercise (UE) is a common symptom of eating disorders (EDs) associated with elevated chronicity and relapse. Previous research suggests that UE serves an emotion regulation function, especially to reduce negative affect. UE may be especially prevalent among individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN), as UE and restrictive eating may be used to avoid unpleasant emotions. Read More

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Predictors of Walking App Users With Comparison of Current Users, Previous Users, and Informed Nonusers in a Sample of Dutch Adults: Questionnaire Study.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021 05 12;9(5):e13391. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background: The last decade has seen a substantial increase in the use of mobile health apps and research into the effects of those apps on health and health behaviors. In parallel, research has aimed at identifying population subgroups that are more likely to use those health apps. Current evidence is limited by two issues. Read More

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A Pharmacological and Clinical Overview of Oral Semaglutide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

Drugs 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, 2900, Gentofte, Denmark.

Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) with 94% homology to human GLP-1. It is the first GLP-1RA developed for oral administration, and it comprises a co-formulation of the peptide semaglutide with the absorption enhancer sodium N-(8-[2-hydroxybenzoyl] amino) caprylate, which overcomes the challenges of peptide absorption in the acidic conditions of the stomach. Oral semaglutide is indicated for use as an add-on combination therapy (with other glucose-lowering agents, including insulin) or as a monotherapy (in patients who are intolerant to metformin) for type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise do not provide adequate glycemic control. Read More

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Influence of intraoperative vasopressor use on indocyanine green fluorescence angiography: first evaluation in an experimental model.

Sci Rep 2021 May 6;11(1):9650. Epub 2021 May 6.

IRCAD, Research Institute Against Digestive Cancer, 1, Place de l'Hôpital, 67000, Strasbourg, France.

Intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence angiography has gained popularity and acceptance in many surgical fields for the real-time assessment of tissue perfusion. Although vasopressors have the potential to preclude an accurate assessment of tissue perfusion, there is a lack of literature with regards to its effect on ICG fluorescence angiography. An experimental porcine model was used to expose the small bowel for quantitative tissue perfusion assessment. Read More

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Decision-making framework for an acute care clinical pharmacist productivity model: Part 1.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Disclaimer: In an effort to expedite the publication of articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic, AJHP is posting these manuscripts online as soon as possible after acceptance. Accepted manuscripts have been peer-reviewed and copyedited, but are posted online before technical formatting and author proofing. These manuscripts are not the final version of record and will be replaced with the final article (formatted per AJHP style and proofed by the authors) at a later time. Read More

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Transaxillary Approach for Surgical Repair of Simple Congenital Cardiac Lesions: Pitfalls, and Complications.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2021 May;12(3):337-343

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, 29286Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Edappally, Kochi, India.

Background: In the treatment of simple congenital cardiac lesions, percutaneous and cosmetic surgical approaches have steadily gained prominence. Surgically, right vertical axillary approach is sparsely used despite superior cosmesis and less pain and blood product usage. Knowledge of potential pitfalls could lead to its more widespread acceptance. Read More

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Comparative performance of extreme learning machine and Hammerstein-Weiner models for modelling the intestinal hyper-motility and secretory inhibitory effects of methanolic leaf extract of Diels (Combretaceae).

In Silico Pharmacol 2021 12;9(1):31. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Civil Engineering, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria.

In this article, three data-driven approaches were explored, including two artificial intelligence (AI) based models namely; Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) and Hammerstein-Weiner (HW) models and a trivial linear model namely; multilinear regression (MLR). In this context, the models were developed using the onset of diarrhoea, the total number of wet faeces, total number of faeces, weight of intestinal content (g) and length of the small intestine (cm) as the independent variables. In contrast, distance travelled by charcoal meal (C) and volume of intestinal content (I) were considered as the dependent variables for the prediction of the intestinal hypermotility and secretory inhibitory effects of the methanol leaf extract of (MECH). Read More

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Effect of PLA Active Packaging Containing Monoterpene-Cyclodextrin Complexes on Berries Preservation.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Apr 26;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Health Sciences, Campus de los Jerónimos, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, No.135 Guadalupe, 30107 Murcia, Spain.

Blackberries and raspberries are highly perishable and fragile products, which limits their shelf life. The effect of biodegradable active packaging of blackberries and raspberries containing 2.5% and 5. Read More

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