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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415953/influence-of-etanercept-on-leptin-and-ghrelin-secretion-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Izabela Maciejewska-Paszek, Elżbieta Grochowska-Niedworok, Andrzej Siwiec, Anna Gruenpeter, Lechosław Dul, Tomasz Irzyniec
Objective To assess possible changes in leptin and ghrelin secretion due to etanercept in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Methods 50 patients with JIA and 16 age-matched controls were enrolled into this prospective, cross-sectional study. Serum leptin, total and acyl ghrelin were measured in addition to white blood cell (WBC) and lymphocyte counts. Results 25 patients received etanercept and 25 conventional therapies (including methotrexate) for JIA. There was no difference between treatment and control groups in leptin or ghrelin levels and no evidence of a relationship between leptin and ghrelin in patients with JIA...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415952/effective-treatment-of-ketamine-associated-cystitis-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injection-combined-with-bladder-hydrodistention
#2
Jianfeng Zeng, Haibiao Lai, Dongxiang Zheng, Liang Zhong, Zhifeng Huang, Shanyun Wang, Weiwei Zou, Lianbo Wei
Objective Ketamine-associated cystitis (KAC) has been described in a few case reports, but its treatment in a relatively large number of patients has not been documented. This study aimed to describe our experience of treatment of 36 patients with KAC. Methods Thirty-six patients (30 males and 6 females, aged 19-38 years) with KAC, who had previously taken a muscarinic receptor blocker and/or antibiotics, but without symptomatic relief, were treated with botulinum toxin A injection combined with bladder hydrodistention...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415951/superior-versus-anteroinferior-plating-of-displaced-midshaft-clavicular-fracture-in-patients-older-than-60-years
#3
Minpeng Lu, Hao Qiu, Xin Zhou, Cody S Lee, Dianming Jiang, Jing Dong, Zhengxue Quan
Objective To compare superior versus anteroinferior plating for displaced midshaft clavicular fracture in elderly patients. Methods We retrospectively compared the functional result, parameters, and perioperative course of displaced midshaft clavicular fracture in 42 patients >60 years treated with a 3.5-mm reconstruction plate placed superiorly versus anteroinferiorly. Results Groups were similar with regard to age, sex, bone mineral density, cause of injury, and fracture pattern. The superiorly-plated group had a significantly longer operation time and greater blood loss, complications and implant prominence...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415950/ovarian-cystectomy-in-the-treatment-of-apparent-early-stage-immature-teratoma
#4
Ting Zhao, Yan Liu, Xiao Wang, Hao Zhang, Yuan Lu
Objective To investigate the role of ovarian cystectomy in patients with early-stage immature teratoma. Methods A retrospective review was undertaken on patients diagnosed pathologically with immature teratoma and with malignant lesions confined to the ovary. Patients were included if they had been treated between January 1997 and December 2015 at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Relevant demographic and clinical data were retrieved from the medical records. Results Forty-three patients were included in the study; 14 underwent ovarian cystectomy (group 1) and 29 underwent unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (USO; group 2)...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415949/%C3%AE-catenin-promotes-intracellular-bacterial-killing-via-suppression-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-triggered-macrophage-autophagy
#5
Qiang Fu, Kang Chen, Qian Zhu, Weijia Wang, Fuda Huang, Lishao Miao, Xinger Wu
Objective To investigate β-catenin-mediated bacterial elimination during Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells. Methods Cell viability and catenin beta 1 ( CTNNB1) expression in RAW264.7 cells following P. aeruginosa infection versus uninfected cells, were detected by cell counting kit-8 assay and β-catenin Western blots. RAW264.7 cells with CTNNB1 overexpression were established with β-catenin lentivirus using flow cytometry and clonogenic limiting dilution assays. Bacterial killing was measured by plate counts; phagocytosis and nitric oxide (NO) were measured by flow cytometry; and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were measured using Griess reaction...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415948/use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-regeneration-in-non-vital-immature-permanent-teeth-clinical-and-cone-beam-computed-tomography-evaluation
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Adel Alagl, Sumit Bedi, Khalid Hassan, Jehan AlHumaid
Objective This study was performed to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of a revascularization procedure in immature teeth with apical periodontitis using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP protocol and conventional revascularization protocol, which used a blood clot as the scaffold, were compared. Methods Thirty non-vital immature permanent teeth were randomly categorized into two groups. After disinfecting the root canal space with triple antibiotic paste (1:1:1 ciprofloxacin, metronidazole, and cefaclor), a tissue scaffold was created using either PRP or a blood clot (control) and covered with white mineral trioxide aggregate...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415947/effect-of-pretreatment-with-midazolam-on-etomidate-induced-myoclonus-a-meta-analysis
#7
Chengmao Zhou, Yu Zhu, Zhen Liu, Lin Ruan
Objective To investigate the effect of pretreatment with midazolam on myoclonus induced by etomidate injection. Methods A meta-analysis was performed using Review Manager software, version 5.2. Two researchers independently searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase® databases for randomized controlled trials involving patients who underwent etomidate induced general anaesthesia with or without midazolam pretreatment, published between 1990 and 2016. Outcome measures comprised overall myoclonus incidence rate and incidence rate classified by degree of myoclonus following etomidate injection...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415946/azacitidine-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-a-patient-with-therapy-related-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Shinichi Makita, Wataru Munakata, Daisuke Watabe, Akiko Miyagi Maeshima, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Kosuke Toyoda, Nobuhiko Yamauchi, Suguru Fukuhara, Dai Maruyama, Yukio Kobayashi, Kensei Tobinai
Azacitidine is a first-in-class demethylating agent, and it is widely used globally as a first-line treatment for higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Here, we report the case of a patient with MDS who suffered from a rare adverse event, an acute lung injury (ALI), which was suspected to have been caused by azacitidine and was successfully treated with corticosteroids. As it is a rare, but critical, adverse event, clinicians should consider ALI as one of the differential diagnoses in cases where 1) pneumonia and fever of unknown etiology arise in MDS patients treated with azacitidine, 2) antimicrobial agents are not effective, and 3) microbiological tests produce negative results...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415945/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-endophthalmitis-caused-by-accidental-iatrogenic-ocular-injury-with-a-hypodermic-needle
#9
Cheng-Wei Lu, Ji-Long Hao, Xiu-Fen Liu, Ling-Ling Liang, Dan-Dan Zhou
Iatrogenic traumatic endophthalmitis is a rare but serious ocular infection that can lead to severe vision loss. A 44-year-old man presented with pain and decreased vision in the right eye 4 hours after injury with a hypodermic needle during irrigation of his eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed a penetrating corneal puncture and iris hole in the right eye. Twenty hours later, his visual acuity had decreased to hand motion, and severe fibrinoid uveitis was noted. He immediately underwent irrigation of the anterior chamber and intravitreal antibiotic injection...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415944/pentoxifylline-plus-aceis-arbs-for-proteinuria-and-kidney-function-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-meta-analysis
#10
Dong Liu, Li-Na Wang, Hong-Xia Li, Ping Huang, Liang-Bo Qu, Fei-Yan Chen
Objective This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of pentoxifylline (PTF) plus angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for proteinuria and kidney function in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods CENTRAL, EMBASE, Ovid-MEDLINE, PubMed, and CNKI were searched for relevant, randomized, controlled trials (RCTs). A meta-analysis was performed to review the effect of PTF plus ACEIs/ARBs vs. ACEIs/ARBs alone on proteinuria and kidney function in CKD...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415943/effects-of-scalp-block-with-bupivacaine-versus-levobupivacaine-on-haemodynamic-response-to-head-pinning-and-comparative-efficacies-in-postoperative-analgesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Banu O Can, Hülya Bilgin
Objective This study was performed to determine the effects of scalp blocks with bupivacaine versus levobupivacaine on the haemodynamic response during craniotomy and the efficacies and analgesic requirements of these drugs postoperatively. Methods This randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind study included 90 patients (age, 18-85 years; American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, I or II). The patients were randomly divided into three groups: those who received 20 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine (Group B, n = 30), 20 mL of 0...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415942/evaluation-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-tuberculosis-who-completed-treatment-in-kiribati
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Cheng-Ting Li, Kuei-Hui Chu, Bereka Reiher, Takeieta Kienene, Li-Yin Chien
Objective To examine the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and related factors among patients with smear-positive and smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) within 2 years after completion of directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS), and to compare their HRQoL with a comparison group of community-dwelling individuals without TB in South Tarawa, Kiribati. Methods A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 206 pulmonary TB patients who had completed DOTS and 214 individuals without TB, from July to September 2012...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415941/endothelial-protein-c-receptor-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-sepsis-in-a-chinese-population
#13
Yanbing Liang, Xia Huang, Yujie Jiang, Yueqiu Qin, Dingwei Peng, Yuqing Huang, Jin Li, Suren R Sooranna, Liao Pinhu
Objective To examine the potential relationship of EPCR polymorphisms and the risk of sepsis in a Chinese population. Methods Snapshot SNP genotyping assays and DNA sequencing methods were used to detect polymorphisms of the EPCR gene, rs2069948C/T (2532C/T) and rs867186A/G (6936A/G), in 64 patients with sepsis and in 113 controls. Soluble EPCR (sEPCR) was measured by ELISA. Results There were significant differences in the allele and genotype frequencies of EPCR gene rs2069948C/T and allele frequencies of rs867186A/G between male and female patients and controls...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415940/thymoma-metastatic-to-liver-and-pancreas-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Nicola Passuello, Gioia Pozza, Stella Blandamura, Michele Valmasoni, Cosimo Sperti
A 71-year-old man presented with a thymic mass involving the superior vena cava. A mediastinoscopical biopsy initially suggested a diagnosis of type A thymoma. After neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the patient underwent en-bloc thymectomy and vascular resection for a pathology-confirmed type B3 thymoma involving the superior vena cava, the left brachiocephalic vein and the distal part of the right brachiocephalic vein. Adjuvant radiotherapy was administered. Two years after the primary surgery, abdominal computed tomography (CT) and whole body fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) scans showed a single hepatic lesion that was treated with wedge liver resection...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415939/molecular-diagnosis-of-chinese-patients-with-21-hydroxylase-deficiency-and-analysis-of-genotype-phenotype-correlations
#15
Bo Zhang, Lin Lu, Zhaolin Lu
Objective The spectrum of molecular defects in Chinese patients with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD), and genotype-phenotype relationships are unknown. Methods We screened eight patients with non-classical (NC) 21-OHD and 35 with classical 21-OHD, and detected nine known mutations. Results The most frequent mutation among the 43 21-OHD cases was p.Ile172Asn (allele frequency, 36.0%), followed by c.290-13A/C > G (20.9%), Del (8.6%), p.Pro30Leu (7.0%), p.Gln318Ter (7.0%), p.Val281Leu (4.7%), p.Arg356Trp (2...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415938/indocyanine-green-detects-sentinel-lymph-nodes-in-early-breast-cancer
#16
Jun Liu, Linping Huang, Ning Wang, Ping Chen
Objective To explore the clinical value of indocyanine green (ICG) for the fluorescence-guided detection of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) during sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in patients with early breast cancer. Methods This retrospective study included female patients with breast cancer. Patients were administered methylene blue and ICG using standard techniques. All SLNs that were collected during surgery were submitted for pathological examination. SLNs were defined as those that were either fluorescent, blue, fluorescent and blue or palpably suspicious...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415937/heparinized-saline-versus-normal-saline-for-maintaining-peripheral-venous-catheter-patency-in-china-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-study
#17
Lichun Xu, Yan Hu, Xiaojin Huang, Jianguo Fu, Jinhui Zhang
Objective To evaluate the effects of heparin saline versus normal saline as locking solution for maintaining patency in peripheral venous catheters in Chinese patients. Methods This open-label, randomized controlled study was conducted in two hepatobiliary surgery wards, where patients received identical treatments, at a tertiary referral hospital. Patients were randomly divided into a normal saline group (NS, 3 ml) or a heparin saline group (HS, 50 IU/ml, 3 ml) for catheter sealing. Results The study enrolled 286 patients and 609 peripheral venous catheters were included in the analysis...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415936/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-unawareness-prevalence-trends-and-risk-factors-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-1999-2010
#18
Nana Zhang, Xin Yang, Xiaolin Zhu, Bin Zhao, Tianyi Huang, Qiuhe Ji
Objectives To determine whether the associations with key risk factors in patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are different using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2010. Methods The study analysed the prevalence and association with risk factors of undiagnosed and diagnosed T2DM using a regression model and a multinomial logistic regression model. Data from the NHANES 1999-2010 were used for the analyses. Results The study analysed data from 10 570 individuals...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415935/naringenin-improves-the-healing-process-of-thermally-induced-skin-damage-in-rats
#19
Abdulaziz S Al-Roujayee
Objective To evaluate the effect of the phenolic compound naringenin on thermal burn-induced inflammatory responses and oxidative stress in rats. Methods First degree thermal burn injuries were induced in shaved rats by 10 s immersion of the back surface in water at 90℃. Naringenin treatment (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg/day) was initiated 24 h following burn injury, and continued for 7 days. On treatment day 7, serum tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin (PG)E2, caspase-3, leukotriene (LT)-B4 and nuclear factor (NF)-κB levels were quantified...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415934/early-abnormal-liver-enzyme-levels-may-increase-the-prevalence-of-human-cytomegalovirus-antigenaemia-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#20
Baning Ye, Hong Zhao
Objective Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is common after bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and it increases morbidity and mortality for transplant recipients. HCMV infection may cause hepatitis and elevate the liver enzymes aspartate transferase (AST) and alanine transferase (ALT). This study aimed to analyse the associations between liver enzyme levels and infection with HCMV antigenaemia after BMT. Methods Data from 30 patients after BMT were collected at different time points (0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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