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1 Vitamin D status and incidence of tuberculosis among contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Vitamin D deficiency in patients with intellectual disabilities: Prevalence, risk factors and management strategies The British Journal of Psychiatry, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The association between vitamin K status and knee osteoarthritis features in older adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Perinatal high fat diet increases hippocampal vulnerability to the adverse effects of subsequent high-fat feeding Psychoneuroendocrinology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with frequent exacerbations and hospitalization in COPD patients Full Text Respiratory Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on mortality in infants in Tanzania (Neovita): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

7 Assessing the nutritional status of older individuals in family practice: evaluation and implications for management Clinical Nutrition, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Nutritional care after critical illness: a qualitative study of patients experiences Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

9 A prospective cohort study of dietary indices and incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer Full Text Journal of Ovarian Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Influence of food companies' brand mascots and entertainment companies' cartoon media characters on children's diet and health: A systematic review and research needs Obesity Reviews, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 PCSK 7 genotype modifies effect of a weight-loss diet on 2-year changes of insulin resistance: The POUNDS lost trial Diabetes Care, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Effects of Spirulina platensis supplementation on lipid profile in HIV-infected antiretroviral naive patients in Yaounde - Cameroon: a randomized trial study Full Text Lipids in Health and Disease, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

13 Detox diets for toxin elimination and weight management: a critical review of the evidence Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Review Article

14 Dietary intake in infants with complex congenital heart disease: A case-control study on macro- and micronutrient intake, meal frequency and growth Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Food insecurity and its relation to psychological well-being among South Indian people living with HIV AIDS and Behavior, December 19, 2014

16 In utero preeclampsia exposure, milk intake and pubertal development Reproductive Toxicology, December 19, 2014

17 Nurse practitioner knowledge, use, and referral of complementary/alternative therapies Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Effects comparison between low glycemic index diets and high glycemic index diets on HbA1c and fructosamine for patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis Primary Care Diabetes, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

19 Cognitive profile of children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa European Eating Disorders Review, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Adjunctive traditional Chinese medicine therapy for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: a population-based study International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

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Intermittent ?-lactam bolus therapy less effective than prolonged infusion

Based on a meta-analysis (n=29 studies [2206 patients]) published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, intermittent β-lactam therapy was less effective than prolonged infusion with respect to mortality rate (RR = 0.66) and clinical success (RR = 1.12).

Muscle strength in adolescence decreases CVD risk

As reported in BMC Medicine, adolescents (n=38588) with the highest tertile of muscle strength had a decreased risk of CVD (HR=0.88) compared to adolescents with the lowest tertile of muscle strength after 42 y of follow-up. Of note, low muscle strength in adolescence by itself had no effect on CVD risk in middle age (HR=0.99). In contrast, high muscle strength in adolescence significantly decreased the risk of CVD in middle age (HR=1.31).

3-month PSA is a predictor of BCR-free survival after radical prostatectomy

As reported in the International Journal of Clinical Oncology, the 5-year biochemical recurrence (BCR)-free survival rate is significantly higher in patients with a 3-month PSA level < 0.010 ng/ml compared to patients with a 3-month PSA level between 0.010 and 100 ng/ml (92.6% vs. 57.4%). Amongst 174 men who underwent radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate cancer, 18.4% had a BCR and the median time to BCR was 16 months.

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