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Assessment of resting energy expenditure in mechanically ventilated patients.
  • N. Barak
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1 February 2004
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Gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease in obesity: pathophysiological and therapeutic considerations
Gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common in obese patients. Apart from the physical discomfort and the economic burden, GERD may increase morbidity and mortality through its associationExpand
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Betahistine: what's new on the agenda?
  • N. Barak
  • Medicine
  • Expert opinion on investigational drugs
  • 2008
BACKGROUND Betahistine is an orally administered, centrally acting histamine H(1) receptor agonist with partial H(3) antagonistic activity and no H(2)-binding effects. In the past betahistine wasExpand
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Evaluation of stress factors and body weight adjustments currently used to estimate energy expenditure in hospitalized patients.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to critically examine current approaches for estimating energy expenditure and requirements of hospitalized patients requiring nutrition support. METHODSExpand
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Serum protein N-glycans profiling for the discovery of potential biomarkers for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
The hepatic histology in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can vary from isolated hepatic steatosis to steatohepatitis can progress to cirrhosis and liver-related death. The aim was to evaluate theExpand
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Use of bioelectrical impedance analysis to predict energy expenditure of hospitalized patients receiving nutrition support.
BACKGROUND The energy requirement of a patient receiving nutrition support is typically estimated by calculating the basal energy expenditure (BEE) using the Harris-Benedict equations and multiplyingExpand
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of Betahistine to Counteract Olanzapine-Associated Weight Gain
Abstract Patients with schizophrenia experience higher rates of obesity and related morbidity and mortality than the general population does. Given preclinical studies revealing the role of histamineExpand
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Betahistine decreases olanzapine-induced weight gain and somnolence in humans
Olanzapine’s efficacy in schizophrenia is attributed to antagonism of dopamine and serotonin receptors. Olanzapine is also a potent histamine-H1 antagonist that results in weight gain and somnolence.Expand
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Enalapril-induced eosinophilic gastroenteritis.
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. We describe a case of a 63-year-old woman with chronic diarrhea and eosinophilia. Small bowel biopsy revealed eosinophils in largeExpand
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