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Simona Popescu, Laura Diaconu, Bogdan Timar and Romulus Timar
Parenteral nutrition (PN) represents an alternative or additional approach when other nutrition routes are not succeeding or when using other routes is not possible or would be unsafe. The main goal of PN is to deliver a nutrient mixture closely related to requirements in a safe manner and without complications. The concentration of parenteral solutions (PS) determines their osmolarity, according to which, the solutions will be infused by peripheral or central venous access. The solutions used in central PN contain more glucose, which, together with amino acids and electrolytes, determines a hyperosmolar solution, which has to be administered in a large caliber vein. Central venous access may be maintained over long periods of time. In peripheral PN there are used solutions with a lower concentration of dextrose in order to obtain (solutions with the) an osmolarity lower than 900 mOsm/L, which can be administered in a peripheral vein. Peripheral PN is used over short periods of time because of the limited tolerance for a long term of peripheral veins. PN is an efficient method to ensure the nutritional support which can be associated with numerous complications, some of them severe, with lethal potential. Patients with PN need a daily physical examination and laboratory tests.
Rucsandra Dănciulescu Miulescu, Denisa Margină, Roxana Corina Sfetea, Diana Păun and Cătălina Poiană
Background and Aims. Previous studies have shown that aging is an important risk factor for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The beneficial effects of exercise on glucose metabolism are well known. Our goal was to examine whether physical activity improves insulin levels in older individuals. Material and Methods. Plasma glucose and insulin were measured in fasting state and 2 h after a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test in young lean, sedentary, non-diabetic subjects (n=34, age 25±2 years, body mass index- BMI 24.4±0.7 kg/m2) and older, lean, sedentary, non-diabetic subjects (n=36, age 75±3 years, BMI 24.8±0.4 kg/m2), before and after 8 weeks of aerobic exercise. Training consisted of exercise (such as cycling or fast walking) 5 days/week for approximately 30 min/day. Results. Fasting plasma insulin and 2-h serum insulin levels at baseline were significantly higher in older than young subjects (11.6 μU/ml vs 10.0 μU/ml, p=0.0001, 46.3 μU/ml vs 34.0 μU/ml, p=0.0001). Fasting and 2h plasma insulin levels were reduced after 8 weeks of aerobic exercise in older subjects, with no change in body weight. Conclusion. In our study the hyperinsulinemia associated with aging can be blunted significantly by aerobic exercise in older individuals independent of any changes in body composition
Bennur Esen, Emel Sağlam Gokmen, Mahmut Kaya, Burak Ozkan and Ahmet Engin Atay
under special dietary restrictions. The participants underwent physical examination, and demographic features of the participants were recorded. All the subjects read and signed the informed consent forms before enrolling into the study. The ethics committee of the Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital approved the study. Methods Blood samples were collected after a 12-h fasting period. Biochemical variables including serum glucose, urea, creatinine, uric acid, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH
Cristian Serafinceanu, Viviana Elian, Doina Catrinoiu, Cristian Guja, Bogdan Mihai, Maria Mota, Gabriela Roman and Romulus Timar
Background and aims: PREDATORR Study estimated diabetes mellitus (DM) prevalence in Romania at 11.7%. MENTOR is the first national major study trying to determine the quality of the metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), the therapeutic options used, and the microvascular and macrovascular complications prevalence in order to achieve a better management for Romanian patients with T2DM. Material and methods: The study was designed as an observational analytical, multicenter, prospective study. Study population was selected from T2DM patients stratified by: age, diabetes duration and gender. Data was collected in an eCRF: demographics, physical examination, cardiovascular evaluation, blood tests, known pathology, treatment. Results: There were 54.80% women, mean age was 60.53±7.39 years. The average BMI is over 30 kg/m2 with a decreasing trend over the age. 60% had their HbA1c over the threshold of 7%. Average blood pressure was less than 140/80 mmHg. 76,66% of T2DM subjects have at least one chronic complication. On oral therapy we have 55.44% of patients, on insulin only therapy 12.99% and on a combination of oral and insulin therapy 22.51%. Conclusions: This study showed a high prevalence of diabetes complications and metabolic alterations (obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, etc.). Age, male gender and diabetes duration were associated with a higher risk for poor metabolic control and complications. Further data will be collected over a 3 years period to obtain a better image over T2DM evolution in Romanian population.
Nidhi Takkar, Jai Prakash Takkar, R Padmakumar, Navin A Patil, Karthik N Rao and Dipanjan Bhattacharje
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Jaspreet Kaur, Manoj Malik, Parul Sharma, Sumedha Sangwan and S. Kulandaivelan
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