Even Short-Term NSAID Use Risky in Cardiac Patients

Even Short-Term NSAID Use Risky in Cardiac PatientsAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.orgFrom Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Even Short-Term NSAID Use Risky in Cardiac Patients CME News Author: Megan Brooks CME Author: Laurie Barclay, MDMay 13, 2011 — In patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI), most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), even when taken for as little as 1 week, are associated … Continue reading Even Short-Term NSAID Use Risky in Cardiac Patients

Coffee, Vigorous Exercise May Trigger Aneurysm Rupture

Coffee, Vigorous Exercise May Trigger Aneurysm RuptureAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.org From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs > Neurology Coffee, Vigorous Exercise May Trigger Aneurysm Rupture CME News Author: Megan Brooks CME Author: Charles P. Vega, MD Authors and Disclosures CME Released: 05/10/2011; Valid for credit through 05/10/2012 Print This Email this Share Facebook Twitter   processing.... May 10, 2011 — … Continue reading Coffee, Vigorous Exercise May Trigger Aneurysm Rupture

Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain

Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain The value of supplemental low dose ketamine confirmed in this studyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSwiss Med Wkly. 2011 May 10;141:w13195. doi: 10.4414/smw.2011.13195.The ED50 and ED95 of ketamine for prevention of postoperative hyperalgesia after remifentanil-based anaesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.Hang L, Shao D, Sun W.SourceDepartment of Anesthesiology, The … Continue reading Ketamine Used By Dr. Rutledge to Decrease PostOp Pain

National Data Clearly Shows the MGB Advantages in Length of Stay

One common and important measure of quality of care is hospital length of stay. Although not perfect, in general, hundreds of studies and guidelines have shown that shorter length of stay is associated with better quality of care. Recent data show that for the RNY patients operated at the best centers in the US less … Continue reading National Data Clearly Shows the MGB Advantages in Length of Stay

MAKE SURE YOU QUIT SMOKING & CAFFEINE

snoopy.twins@yahoo.com to┬áMini-Gastric-B.show details May 20 (1 day ago) Just want to let everyone know, who is thinking about or planning their MGB surgery, MAKE SURE YOU QUIT SMOKING & CAFFEINE AND/OR ANY OTHER VICE (DRINKING/CERTAIN MEDS) THAT MIGHT CAUSE YOU WITHDRAWAL! ┬áLearn from me, it will Not be a easy or pain free recovery for … Continue reading MAKE SURE YOU QUIT SMOKING & CAFFEINE

New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function

New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function Citrulline (CIT) is an amino acid that is not involved in protein synthesis CIT supplementation is able to restore nitrogen balance, generate large amounts of ARG in rats with short bowel syndrome, and **increase muscle protein content (+20%) ** **as well as muscle protein synthesis … Continue reading New nutritional strategy in malnourished patients with compromised intestinal function

A strong rationale for citrulline supplementation in short bowel

A strong rationale for citrulline supplementatArginine supplementation seems logical in situations where this amino acid becomes essential, for example after massive intestinal resection. Arginine is taken up and metabolised by the liver to a large extent and its supplementation is potentially unsafe. Citrulline is not captured by the liver and passes freely to the kidneys … Continue reading A strong rationale for citrulline supplementation in short bowel

Arginine (Citrulline/Watermelon) May Help Wound Healing

Arginine (Citrulline/Watermelon) May Help Wound Healing! Diabetes impairs wound healing and there are few therapeutic options to reverse it. Previous work has demonstrated the importance of nitric oxide for successful wound healing. In diabetes, NO synthesis is reduced in the wound milieu. The amino acid L-arginine is the only substrate for NO synthesis. The data … Continue reading Arginine (Citrulline/Watermelon) May Help Wound Healing

Watermelon May Reduce Fat & Improve Diabetes

Watermelon is rich in L-citrulline, an effective precursor of L-arginine. dietary supplementation with watermelon pomace juice or L-arginine increased serum concentrations of arginine; **reduced fat** lowered serum concentrations of **glucose**, free fatty acids, homocysteine, and dimethylarginines; enhanced GTP cyclohydrolase-I activity and tetrahydrobiopterin concentrations in the heart; and improved acetylcholine-induced vascular relaxation.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Nutr. 2007 … Continue reading Watermelon May Reduce Fat & Improve Diabetes

Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients.

Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients. Only citrulline was able to prevent muscle atrophy and it was achieved independently from any noticeable effect on the gut in particular because citrulline and arginine share the same effect on mucosal ileal protein content. These results suggest that citrulline should be considered as a potential … Continue reading Citrulline as a supplement for short bowel syndrome patients.