Navigation Links
New research identifies risks, interventions for children's GI health
Date:5/18/2013

Orlando, FL (May 18, 2013) An increasing number of U.S. children are experiencing gastrointestinal issues that require interventions to resolve, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW).

In one study targeting obesity, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital found that obese children have a unique pattern of exhaled breath compared to their lean counterparts. The pattern showed differences in volatile organic compound levels that can be correlated to potential complications associated with obesity, such as diabetes and fatty liver disease.

"Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in the U.S., with 17 percent of children being obese and at risk for serious health complications," said Naim Alkhouri, MD, director of the Pediatric Preventive Cardiology and Metabolic Clinic at Cleveland Clinic's Children's Hospital. "A quick, non-invasive breath test that identifies specific risks could help clinicians identify effective interventions while also motivating families to take preventative action."

Funded by the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute and the Ohio Third Frontier program, the study compared the volatile organic compounds in the breath of obese and lean children and found differences in the concentration of more than 50 compounds. The test identified the obese children with a 92 percent rate of accuracy. Dr. Alkhouri said that while more research is needed to validate the findings, the breath test could be an invaluable research tool.

"The findings promise to shed more light on the causes and complications of childhood obesity," he said. "Ultimately, this could have huge implications for early interventions for obesity-related complications that could be effectively targeted to combat risk as these children get older."

Study identifies high rate of surgical intervention for magnet ingestions

DDW is also featuring research in a very different area
'/>"/>

Contact: Aimee Frank
newsroom@gastro.org
301-941-2620
Digestive Disease Week
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New gut microbiome research to explore red meat -- colorectal cancer pathway
2. New FASEB analysis documents impact of budget cuts on biomedical research
3. Underrepresented minority students receive fellowships in digestive disease and nutrition research
4. Cameroon researcher wins prestigious Green Oscar
5. Cutting-edge bacteria research leads to more effective treatment of complex infections
6. Widespread but neglected disease a health threat in Africa, Virginia Tech researchers say
7. Core for Life, a new European alliance in biomedical research
8. Penn Medicine researchers identify 4 new genetic risk factors for testicular cancer
9. Non-inherited mutations account for many heart defects, Yale researchers find
10. NYU Langone Medical Center researcher named Howard Hughes Investigator
11. Researchers discover a missing link in signals contributing to neurodegeneration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015  It is gratifying to see that the ... genomic science as a means to better understand human ... I was honored to participate in today,s White House ... Since the 1980s my teams have ... first sequenced genome of a free living organism, the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Today, FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, ... website design. "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ... O,Neill , founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing ... the key players on a very broad scale.  We are ...
(Date:1/22/2015)...  A man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray ... adults with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease dementia, ... Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study,s ... impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate Alzheimer,s dementia (AD). ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) Participates in White House Precision Medicine Event 2Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3
... forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new ... of Rice University put very small samples of peridotite, rock ... The scientists found that the rock can and does ... those found as deep as 250 kilometers down in the ...
... conditions lead to what kinds of bacterial infections? If doctors ... pre-treatment with certain kinds of antibiotics. A University of Colorado ... International Journal of Infectious Diseases shows the answer: ... especially prevalent in patients with lung and GI cancers, more ...
... Kan. -- A competitive grant is helping a Kansas ... spreading one of the worst plant diseases into a ... Badillo-Vargas, a plant pathology doctoral student, Puerto Rico, recently ... $71,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,s National Institute ...
Cached Biology News:Magma in Earth's mantle forms deeper than once thought 2Magma in Earth's mantle forms deeper than once thought 3Planning for bacteria in cancer patients may help hospitals fight infections 2USDA grant advancing deadly plant disease, insect research 2
(Date:3/6/2015)... , March 6, 2015   InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE ... protection systems, announced today that it will release its full ... 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 12 th after market ... to review its financial results and business outlook. ... ) or (412) 542-4135 (International) and request the InspireMD call. ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... , March 6, 2015 BioSpecifics Technologies ... developing first in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ... U.S. and XIAPEX ®  in the EU, announced today ... audio webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, March ... year 2014 financial results and provide a corporate update. ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... March 6, 2015 ... 2011 von der Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux ... Sie ist eine französische, gemeinschaftliche, randomisierte Kontrollstudie ... rekrutiert wurden. Verglichen werden Patienten mit fortgeschrittenem ... Harz-Mikrosphären oder Sorafenib behandelt wurden. Die Ergebnisse ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 05, 2015 Plant disease specialists from ... at the Annual Meeting of The American Phytopathological Society. ... released online now at APSnet.org/meet . , The ... meeting, to be held August 1-5, 2015 in Pasadena, ... Field Trips, Workshops, and committee meetings, all carefully balanced ...
Breaking Biology Technology:InspireMD to Report Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014 on Thursday, March 12th 2BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Host Conference Call to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results on Friday, March 13, 2015 2Behandlung von primärem Leberkrebs: SARAH-Studie schließt Rekrutierung ab, Ergebnisse werden für Ende 2016 erwartet 2Behandlung von primärem Leberkrebs: SARAH-Studie schließt Rekrutierung ab, Ergebnisse werden für Ende 2016 erwartet 3Behandlung von primärem Leberkrebs: SARAH-Studie schließt Rekrutierung ab, Ergebnisse werden für Ende 2016 erwartet 4Behandlung von primärem Leberkrebs: SARAH-Studie schließt Rekrutierung ab, Ergebnisse werden für Ende 2016 erwartet 5Behandlung von primärem Leberkrebs: SARAH-Studie schließt Rekrutierung ab, Ergebnisse werden für Ende 2016 erwartet 6American Phytopathological Society Announces Annual Meeting Daily Schedule 2
... 15, 2010 Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. announced today ... safety and pharmacokinetics of OCR-002 (ornithine phenylacetate) which ...  OCR-002 recently received Orphan Drug status and Fast ... Drug Administration for the treatment of hyperammonemia (excessive ...
... brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with ... arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University ... into the movement of a computer cursor or an external ... these early systems, vision was the only tool a subject ...
... 2010 The Association for Career and Technical Education ... Role in Worker Retraining" that describes how career and ... adults and providing them the skills needed to re-enter the ... not only focus on local employment needs, but are also ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ocera Therapeutics Completes First in Human Studies with OCR-002 for the Treatment of Hyperammonemia and Hepatic Encephalopathy 2Ocera Therapeutics Completes First in Human Studies with OCR-002 for the Treatment of Hyperammonemia and Hepatic Encephalopathy 3Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device 2Robot arm improves performance of brain-controlled device 3ACTE Releases Issue Brief Outlining Critical Role CTE Plays in Worker Retraining 2
... The product contains 5 ml of ... to release mouse CD4+ T cells from ... isolated mosue CD4+ T cells from Dynabeads ... isolated cells are suitable for any downstream ...
Porcine IFN-gamma ELISpot Development Module...
...
Request Info...
Biology Products: