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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231474/early-disturbances-in-multimodal-evoked-potentials-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-long-term-disability-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Frédéric London, Souraya El Sankari, Vincent van Pesch
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether early alterations in evoked potentials (EPs) have a prognostic value in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS: We retrospectively selected 108 early MS patients with a neurological follow-up ranging from 5 to 15years, in whom multimodal EPs (visual, brainstem auditory, somatosensory and motor) were performed at diagnosis. A conventional ordinal score was used to quantify the observed abnormalities...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230899/shared-care-across-the-interface-between-primary-and-specialty-care-in-management-of-long-term-conditions
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REVIEW
Susan M Smith, Gráinne Cousins, Barbara Clyne, Shane Allwright, Tom O'Dowd
BACKGROUND: Shared care has been used in the management of many chronic conditions with the assumption that it delivers better care than primary or specialty care alone; however, little is known about the effectiveness of shared care. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of shared care health service interventions designed to improve the management of chronic disease across the primary/specialty care interface. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230890/effect-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-vitamin-d-and-fgf-23-levels-in-congenital-hypogonadism
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Cem Haymana, Alper Sonmez, Aydogan Aydogdu, Serkan Tapan, Yalcin Basaran, Coskun Meric, Kamil Baskoy, Abdullah Taslipinar, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Omer Azal
INTRODUCTION: Patients with hypogonadism are at increased risk of cardiac and metabolic diseases and osteoporosis. Vitamin D and Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) play role in the regulation of bone mineral metabolism and endothelial functions. Low vitamin D levels are reported in hypogonadism, while there is no data about the effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We investigated the effect of TRT on vitamin D and FGF-23 levels along with endothelial functions and insulin resistance in hypogonadal patients...
February 23, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230626/resiliency-and-quality-of-life-trajectories-after-injury
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Ben L Zarzaur, Teresa M Bell, Stephen A Zanskas
BACKGROUND: Injury can greatly impact patients' long-term quality of life. Resilience refers to an individual's ability to positively adapt after facing stress or trauma. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-injury resiliency scores and quality of life after injury. METHODS: 225 adults admitted with an injury severity score > 10 but without neurological injury were included. The SF-36 was administered at the time of admission and repeated at 1, 2, 4 and 12 months after injury...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230383/the-interplay-between-personality-and-cognitive-ability-across-12-years-in-middle-and-late-adulthood-evidence-for-reciprocal-associations
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Markus Wettstein, Benjamin Tauber, Elżbieta Kuźma, Hans-Werner Wahl
Research on relationships between personality and cognitive abilities has so far resulted in inconsistent findings regarding the strength of the associations. Moreover, relationships have rarely been compared longitudinally and bidirectionally between midlife versus late-life cohorts by considering different personality traits as well as multiple cognitive domains over a long-term follow-up period. We hypothesize that the interplay between the "Big Five" personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) and cognitive abilities (information processing speed, crystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence) may change from midlife to old age due to age-associated changes in cognitive and personality plasticity...
February 23, 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230254/resistance-to-valproic-acid-as-predictor-of-treatment-resistance-in-genetic-generalized-epilepsies
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Joanna Gesche, Marina Khanevski, Carl Solberg, Christoph Patrick Beier
This study aimed at defining clinical predictors of drug resistance in adults with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) who were treated with a broad spectrum of antiepileptic drugs. Of a cohort of 137 unselected adult GGE patients with long-term follow up, clinical and demographic data, putative prognostic factors (e.g., psychiatric comorbidities, electroencephalography [EEG]), treatment response, and data indicative of social status were collected. Fifty-eight patients had seizures within the past year. Thirty-three patients met the definition of "drug-resistant epilepsy" according to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) definition...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230230/bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-procedures-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Joseph Em van Agteren, Khin Hnin, Dion Grosser, Kristin V Carson, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, a variety of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) procedures have emerged that may provide a treatment option to participants suffering from moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of BLVR on the short- and long-term health outcomes in participants with moderate to severe COPD and determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of each individual technique. SEARCH METHODS: Studies were identified from the Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register (CAGR) and by handsearching of respiratory journals and meeting abstracts...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230104/long-term-impact-of-temporal-sequence-from-childhood-obesity-to-hyperinsulinemia-on-adult-metabolic-syndrome-and-diabetes-the-bogalusa-heart-study
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Tao Zhang, Huijie Zhang, Ying Li, Shengxu Li, Camilo Fernandez, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Fuzhong Xue, Wei Chen
This study aims to delineate the temporal relations between body mass index (BMI) and insulin in childhood and their impact on adult metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).The longitudinal cohort consisted of 609 whites and 339 blacks who had BMI and fasting insulin measured twice in childhood (mean age = 10.5 years at baseline and 15.9 years at follow-up). Incident MetS and T2DM were identified in adulthood (mean age = 30.5 years). Cross-lagged panel and mediation analysis models were used...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230008/analysis-of-therapeutic-effectiveness-and-prognostic-factor-on-argon-helium-cryoablation-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Chen Huang, Weizhao Zhuang, Huigang Feng, Huizhuang Guo, Yukuan Tang, Hanwei Chen, Yi Huang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness on argon-helium cryoablation combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its influence factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This trial was approved by the Guangzhou Panyu Central Hospital Ethics Committee. This was a prospective, single-center study conducted in Guangzhou Panyu Central Hospital. After informed consent was obtained, the prospective randomized clinical data of 120 patients with advanced HCC were collected...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229981/postprocedural-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-arrhythmias-following-transcatheter-closure-of-congenital-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Li-Jian Zhao, Bo Han, Jian-Jun Zhang, Ying-Chun Yi, Dian-Dong Jiang, Jian-Li Lyu
BACKGROUND: Currently, transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (pmVSD) is a widely accepted therapeutic modality. However, arrhythmias, especially postprocedural heart blocks, are a concern and outcomes are not very clear. This study explored the outcomes and risk factors of arrhythmias associated with transcatheter device closure of pmVSD. METHODS: A total of 395 patients diagnosed with pmVSD who successfully underwent transcatheter intervention between January 2010 and December 2015 in our center were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229841/-neuroimaging-and-blood-biomarkers-in-functional-prognosis-after-stroke
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REVIEW
João Paulo Branco, Joana Santos Costa, João Sargento-Freitas, Sandra Oliveira, Bruno Mendes, Jorge Laíns, João Pinheiro
INTRODUCTION: Stroke remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality around the world and it is associated with an important long-term functional disability. Some neuroimaging resources and certain peripheral blood or cerebrospinal fluid proteins can give important information about etiology, therapeutic approach, follow-up and functional prognosis in acute ischemic stroke patients. However, among the scientific community, there is currently more interest in the stroke vital prognosis over the functional prognosis...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229840/-magnetic-resonance-imaging-conversion-predictors-of-clinically-isolated-syndrome-to-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Sara Peixoto, Pedro Abreu
INTRODUCTION: Clinically isolated syndrome may be the first manifestation of multiple sclerosis, a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, and it is defined by a single clinical episode suggestive of demyelination. However, patients with this syndrome, even with long term follow up, may not develop new symptoms or demyelinating lesions that fulfils multiple sclerosis diagnostic criteria. We reviewed, in clinically isolated syndrome, what are the best magnetic resonance imaging findings that may predict its conversion to multiple sclerosis...
November 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229802/renal-transplant-in-patients-with-abnormal-bladder-impact-of-causes-on-graft-function-and-survival
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Baher M Salman, Ahmed I Hassan, Sultan M Sultan, Paul R Tophill, Ahmed M Halawa
OBJECTIVES: Successful kidney transplant depends partly on the normal physiologic functioning of the bladder, which involves effective urine storage and emptying. The bladder may become abnormal owing to various urologic and neuropathic disorders. Patients with abnormal bladders need careful management before and after transplant. In this study, we aimed to determine the outcomes of renal transplants in relation to various causes of abnormal bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 25 patients with abnormal bladder who received 30 renal transplants between 1990 and 2014...
February 23, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229457/randomized-controlled-trial-of-local-progesterone-vs-corticosteroid-injection-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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S A Raeissadat, S Shahraeeni, L Sedighipour, B Vahdatpour
OBJECTIVES: A number of studies have demonstrated the neuroprotective effects of progesterone and its influence on the recovery after neural injury. Few studies investigated the efficacy of local progesterone in carpal tunnel syndrome. The objective of this study was to compare the long-term effects of progesterone vs corticosteroid local injections in patients with mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 78 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were assigned to two groups...
February 22, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229193/osseointegrated-prostheses-for-rehabilitation-following-amputation-the-pioneering-swedish-model
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Yan Li, Rickard Brånemark
The direct attachment of osseointegrated (OI) prostheses to the skeleton avoids the inherent problems of socket suspension. It also provides physiological weight bearing, improved range of motion in the proximal joint, as well as osseoperceptive sensory feedback, enabling better control of the artificial limbs by amputees. The present article briefly reviews the pioneering efforts on extremity osseointegration surgeries in Sweden and the development of the OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees) program...
February 22, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229035/imaging-and-outcomes-for-a-new-entity-low-grade-sinonasal-sarcoma-with-neural-and-myogenic-features
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Richard B Cannon, Richard H Wiggins, Benjamin L Witt, Yusuf Dundar, Tawni M Johnston, Jason P Hunt
Objectives Low-grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features (LGSSNMF) is a new, rare tumor. Our goal is to describe the imaging characteristics and surgical outcomes of this unique skull base malignancy. Design Retrospective case series. Setting Academic medical center. Participants There were three patients who met inclusion criteria with a confirmed LGSSNMF. Main Outcome Measures Imaging and histopathological characteristics, treatments, survival and recurrence outcomes, complications, morbidity, and mortality...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228962/conforming-with-current-regulation-in-turkey-regarding-the-freezing-of-oocytes-a-case-report-of-the-first-pregnancy-in-turkey-achieved-through-oocyte-vitrification
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Semra Kahraman, Kahraman Ulker, Caroline Pirkevi Çetinkaya, Yesim Kumtepe Colakoglu, Hakan K Yelke, Cihangir Yilanlioglu
OBJECTIVES: To present the first pregnancy achieved in Turkey with frozen-warmed oocytes in a case with previous nine unsuccessful assisted reproductive technology (ART) attempts. METHODS: The clinical follow-up of a 33-year-old female applying to our ART centre after a long and complicated history of infertility is described. RESULTS: In April 2013, the woman attempted our centre for her 10th ART trial. She informed us on oocyte pick-up (OPU) day that her husband had been hospitalized following a car crush in Albania and was unable to travel to our clinic to give a sperm sample...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228794/prompt-clinical-and-biochemical-response-to-denosumab-in-a-young-adult-patient-with-craniofacial-fibrous-dysplasia
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Cristina Eller-Vainicher, Diego Sergio Rossi, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Giada Anna Beltramini, Elisa Cairoli, Antonio Russillo, Giovanna Mantovani, Anna Spada, Iacopo Chiodini
BACKGROUND: We report on the clinical and biochemical outcomes in a 20-year-old male suffering from active craniofacial monostotic fibrous dysplasia (MFD) of the left mandible treated with the RANK-L inhibitor, denosumab, following unsatisfactory responses to prior long-term bisphosphonates therapy. RESULTS: The patient had been treated over 9 years with pamidronate (cumulative dose of 810 mg) with incomplete control of pain. Following initiation of denosumab 60 mg subcutaneously, bone pain and bone turnover markers (osteocalcin, total and bone alkaline phosphatase and carboxy-terminal cross-linking telopeptide of type I collagen) were monitored over a 27 months period...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228788/safety-and-efficacy-of-vertebroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-a-prospective-multicenter-international-randomized-controlled-study
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Paolo Tranquilli Leali, Federico Solla, Gianluca Maestretti, Massimo Balsano, Carlo Doria
BACKGROUND: Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) treated non-operatively can diminish function and quality of life, and lead to chronic health effects. The short-term safety and effectiveness of vertebroplasty for symptomatic VCFs are well-documented, but long-term follow-up is needed. PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to analyse a multicenter international experience of 200 compression fractures treated with percutaneous vertebroplasty (VP) and compare the results of this procedure with the result of 200 patients treated conservatively...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228614/current-solutions-for-long-segment-tracheal-reconstruction
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Ahmed A Abouarab, Hany H Elsayed, Hussein Elkhayat, Ahmed Mostafa, David C Cleveland, Ahmed El Nori
This article is a continuation of previous reviews about the appropriate method for long-segment tracheal reconstruction. We attempted to cover the most recent, successful and promising results of the different solutions for reconstruction that are rather innovative and suitable for imminent clinical application. Latest efforts to minimize the limitations associated with each method have been covered as well. In summary, autologous and allogenic tissue reconstruction of the trachea have been successful methods for reconstruction experimentally and clinically...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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