Pica (Eating Non-Nutrient Foods)
Pica (/ˈpaɪkə/ PIE-kuh) is a psychological disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive. The substance may be biological such as hair (trichophagia) or feces (coprophagia), natural such as ice (pagophagia) or dirt (geophagia), and otherwise chemical or manmade (as listed below).
Wiki Number: PW169
Diagnosis: Pica (Eating Non-Nutrient Foods)
Age Onset: pregnant women, small children, people with developmental disabilities
Symptoms: Eating non-nutritives such as heair, feces, ice, dirt, lead paint, starch or man-made items.
Progression: autistics or children with lower intelligence, dietary mineral deficiencies may be involved
Causes: fewer red cells or zinc than normal in the blood;obsessive-compulsive disorder or schizophrenia have also been proposed
Medications: if needed, treat for iron or other dietary deficiencies;
Therapies: Training and reinforcement on what are appropriate foods if user has normal intelligence.
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- Effect of Migalastat on cArdiac Involvement in FabRry Disease: MAIORA studyby Antonia Camporeale on January 20, 2023
CONCLUSION: In treatment-naïve FD patients with cardiac involvement, 18-month treatment with migalastat stabilised LV mass and was associated with a trend towards an improvement in exercise tolerance. A tendency to T1 increase was detected by CMR. The subset of patients who had significant benefits from the treatment showed an earlier cardiac disease compared to the others.
- Mixed Zirconium Phosphate Bis-Phosphonomethyl Glycine from Nanocrystalline α-Zirconium Phosphate: A Tailored Suite for Gold Nanoparticlesby Monica Pica on January 19, 2023
A novel synthetic approach was investigated for the preparation of nanoplatelets of mixed zirconium phosphate bis-phosphonomethyl glycine, ZPGly, by the reaction of a gel of nanocrystalline α-type zirconium phosphate with N,N-bis-phosphonomethyl glycine, H(3)Gly. The syntheses were carried out in the absence of hydrofluoric acid by changing both the reagent relative amounts and temperature. An H(3)Gly/Zr molar ratio >2 did not significantly improve the degree of crystallinity of the materials,...
- One-year nutrition counselling in the context of a Mediterranean diet reduced the dietary inflammatory index in women with breast cancer: a role for the dietary glycemic indexby Sara Vitale on January 19, 2023
Background: the Mediterranean diet, the low dietary glycemic index (GI) and the dietary inflammation index (DII®) have been associated with lower risk of breast cancer (BC) incidence and mortality. Objective: to investigate whether one-year nutrition counselling in the context of a Mediterranean diet, with or without low-GI carbohydrates counselling, may influence the DII in women with BC. Methods: data were obtained from participants of DEDiCa trial randomized to a Mediterranean diet (MD, n =...
- Methyl (S)-2-(1-7 (5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoate (5F-MDMB-PICA) intoxication in a child with identification of two new metabolites (ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry)by Paweł Szpot on January 18, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Toxicological analysis confirmed a 1.5-year-old boy intoxication with 5F-MDMB-PICA. Besides the parent drug, metabolites of 5F-MDMB-PICA were identified, including two potentially new ones, together with possible metabolic reactions which they resulted from. Metabolites determination could serve as a marker of 5F-MDMB-PICA exposure when no parent drug is present in biological material.