Creatine Widely Valuable!

effects of Creatine for ** muscle and bone growth ** and maintenance, and especially in ** neuroprotection,** are now recognized and the first clinical studies are underway. Novel socio-economically relevant applications of Cr supplementation are emerging, e.g. for senior people, intensive care units and dialysis patients, who are notoriously Cr-depleted. Also, Cr will likely be … Continue reading Creatine Widely Valuable!

Safety of creatine supplementation

Safety of creatine supplementation To date, studies have not found clinically significant deviations from normal values in renal, hepatic, cardiac or muscle function.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSubcell Biochem. 2007;46:275-89.Safety of creatine supplementation.Persky AM, Rawson ES.SourceDivision of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7360, USA.AbstractThe literature on creatine supplementation supporting … Continue reading Safety of creatine supplementation

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile

Med J Aust. 2011 Apr 4;194(7):353-8. Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection. Cheng AC, Ferguson JK, Richards MJ, Robson JM, Gilbert GL, McGregor A, Roberts S, Korman TM, Riley TV. Source Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. allen.cheng@monash.edu. Abstract Clostridium difficile … Continue reading Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile

Magenstrasse and Mill vs Sleeve vs

Magenstrasse and Mill vs Sleeve vs Mini-Gastroplasty Weight loss 57 to 100 lbs mean 78 for the MM Weight loss for the Sleeve 76 to 81mean 78 Roughly equal to the Mini-Gastroplasty (~74 lbs)Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govConn Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;74(10):589-93.Magenstrasse and Mill gastroplasty and sleeve gastrectomy as treatment for morbid obesity.Arroyo K, Alkoury F, Nadzam G, … Continue reading Magenstrasse and Mill vs Sleeve vs

Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty

Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty as functional gastric bypass: Safe and effective sustained weight loss, positive metabolic changes, and appetite diminution with rapid satiety were seen after LMGBP.Amplify’d from http://www.scirp2.orgHealth      ISSN Print: 1949-4998 ISSN Online: 1949-5005     Website: http://www.scirp.org/journal/health Health >> Vol.2 No.8, August 2010 The Long Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty as functional gastric bypass: 6-years experience, 308 operations Full Text(PDF, … Continue reading Magenstrasse with pyloroplasty

Probiotic supplement/lactose intolerance

Probiotic supplements & lactose intolerance There is a high level of evidence for positive effects of probiotic supplements in the alleviation of lactose intolerance.11-13 Probiotics are traditionally defined as viable microorganisms that have a beneficial effect in the prevention and treatment of specific pathologic conditions when they are ingested.12 Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium have been … Continue reading Probiotic supplement/lactose intolerance

Probiotics/Yogurt help Lactose Digestion

Yogurt: Some studies have shown that the active live bacterial cultures (also known as probiotics) found in yogurt help lactose digestion.Amplify’d from http://www.healthcastle.comLactose Intolerance: Diet Options and Alternatives Written by Gloria Tsang, RD of HealthCastle.com Published in Sep 2004; Updated in Mar 2011 (HealthCastle.com) Bloated right after drinking a glass of milk? You are not … Continue reading Probiotics/Yogurt help Lactose Digestion

Probiotics–Rx Lactase Insufficiency

Probiotics--Rx Lactase Insufficiency Probiotic bacteria, which by definition target the colon, normally promote lactose digestion in the small intestine less efficiently than do yogurt cultures. They may, however, alleviate clinical symptoms brought about by undigested lactose or other reasons.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govAm J Clin Nutr. 2001 Feb;73(2 Suppl):421S-429S.Probiotics--compensation for lactase insufficiency.de Vrese M, Stegelmann A, Richter … Continue reading Probiotics–Rx Lactase Insufficiency

42% RNY Bypass=Nausea Vomiting

For patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) The overall incidence of the PONV (nausea or emesis or both) was ** 42% ** during the first 24 h postoperatively. PONV = Post Op Nausea and Vomiting Less than 10% in the MGBAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObes Surg. 2010 Jul;20(7):876-80. Epub 2008 Oct 17.Postoperative nausea and vomiting with application … Continue reading 42% RNY Bypass=Nausea Vomiting

Dexmedetomidine Improves Outcomes

The intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine decreased the total amount of propofol and fentanyl required to maintain anesthesia, offered better control of intraoperative and postoperative hemodynamics, decreased postoperative pain level, decreased the total amount of morphine used and showed better recovery profile compared with placebo. Dr Rutledge uses dexmedetomidine to improve patient safetyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMiddle East … Continue reading Dexmedetomidine Improves Outcomes