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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642018/clinical-study-of-27-patients-with-medial-medullary-infarction
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Takayoshi Akimoto, Katsuhiko Ogawa, Akihiko Morita, Yutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Kamei
BACKGROUND: Medial medullary infarction (MMI) is a rare ischemic stroke. Frequency of each neurological finding in MMI was different in each study. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of patients with cerebral infarction who were admitted between March 1998 and October 2015. Patients in our study were diagnosed as having MMI by magnetic resonance image examination. RESULTS: Of 2727 patients with ischemic stroke, 27 patients (20 males and 7 females) had MMI...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627787/psychiatric-and-cognitive-characteristics-of-individuals-with-danon-disease-lamp2-gene-mutation
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Maya Yardeni, Omri Weisman, Hanna Mandel, Ronnie Weinberger, Giovanni Quarta, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Maria José Lobato-Rodríguez, Lourdes Fajardo Simon, Freimark Dov, Michael Arad, Doron Gothelf
Danon disease (DD) is a rare X-linked disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the LAMP2 gene, which encodes lysosome-associated membrane protein. It is characterized by the triad of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myopathy, and intellectual disability. Whereas the molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder have been previously reported and continue to be explored, the cognitive deficits and psychiatric comorbidities manifested in DD remain an understudied topic. We systematically assessed cognitive abilities and psychiatric comorbidities in 13 males and females...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614004/anthropometric-features-are-not-predictive-of-72-hour-fast-duration-in-insulinomas
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Diane Donegan, Iva Jakubikova, Adrian Vella
BACKGROUND: The 72 hour fast is used to document Whipple's triad and understand the mechanism of hypoglycemia. Although hypoglycaemia develops within 24 hours in the majority of fasts, identifying possible determinants of fast duration may help to predict the need for admission. Therefore we determined the relation between anthropometric features on fast duration and assessed end of fast parameters on maximal tumor size, extent of disease or tumor recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with insulinoma in the past 25 years who underwent a 72 hour fast conducted...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605723/a-combined-cognitive-and-gait-quantification-to-identify-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-from-its-mimics-the-geneva-s-protocol
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Gilles Allali, Magali Laidet, Stéphane Armand, Shahan Momjian, Bruno Marques, Arnaud Saj, Frédéric Assal
OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is very prevalent in aging, underdiagnosed, and represents a rare cause of reversible neurological condition. The clinical triad of iNPH - gait, cognitive and urinary symptoms - and its neuroradiological features (i.e. ventriculomegaly) are not specific and found a various neurodegenerative and/or vascular conditions. We present our iNPH standardized protocol at the Geneva University Hospitals involving a multispecialty team of behavioral neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, engineers, and physical therapists...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603876/patients-and-family-caregivers-understanding-of-the-cancer-stage-treatment-goal-and-chance-of-cure-a-study-with-patient-caregiver-physician-triad
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Dong Wook Shin, Juhee Cho, So Young Kim, Hyung Kook Yang, Keeho Park, Sun-Seog Kweon, Dai Ha Koh, Hae-Sung Nam, Jong-Hyock Park
BACKGROUND: Accurate understanding of the extent of disease, treatment goal, and prognosis is a prerequisite for the patients with cancer and their caregivers to make informed decision. We sought to evaluate patients' and family caregivers' understanding of the cancer stage, treatment goal, and chance of cure taking their own physician's evaluation as reference. METHODS: A national survey was performed with 750 patient-caregiver dyads (75.5% participation rate) recruited by 134 oncologists in 13 cancer centers (93% participation rate) in Korea...
June 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584680/multidisciplinary-surgical-treatment-of-presacral-meningocele-and-teratoma-in-an-adult-with-currarino-triad
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Daniel Chakhalian, Arunprasad Gunasekaran, Gautam Gandhi, Lucas Bradley, Jason Mizell, Noojan Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Currarino syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic condition that presents with the defining triad of anorectal malformations, sacral bone deformations, and presacral masses, which may include teratoma. Neurosurgeons are involved in the surgical treatment of anterior meningoceles, which are often associated with this condition. The accepted surgical treatment is a staged anterior-posterior resection of the presacral mass and obliteration of the anterior meningocele. CASE DESCRIPTION: This case involved a 36-year-old female who presented with late onset of symptoms attributed to CS (e...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549713/childhood-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome-a-case-series-from-tunisia
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Nedia Ben Achour, Saloua Mrabet, Ibtihel Rebai, Ines Abid, Hanene Benrhouma, Hedia Klaa, Aida Rouissi, Ichraf Kraoua, Ilhem Ben Youssef Turki
INTRODUCTION: Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare immune-mediated disorder characterized by opsoclonus, myoclonus, ataxia and behavioral changes. The aim of our study was to investigate the epidemiology, clinical features, etiological aspects and outcome of OMS in Tunisian children. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study over 11years (2005-2016) including all patients aged under 18years who were managed for newly diagnosed OMS in a tertiary care research centre for children with neurological symptoms...
May 23, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546530/quotidian-high-spiking-fevers-in-adult-still-s-disease
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Jessica L Feuerstein, David E Klein, Mark A Mikhitarian, Anuj Mehta
BACKGROUND Adult Still's disease (ASD) is a rare systemic inflammatory condition, which commonly presents with the triad of quotidian fevers, rash, and non-specific rheumatologic symptoms such as myalgia and arthralgia. The etiology and pathogenesis are poorly understood and both the clinical presentation and laboratory data are typically nonspecific. As such, the presentation is often confused with infection, other autoimmune processes, and malignancy. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 29-year-old Hispanic female who presented with fever, sore throat, myalgia, and shortness of breath...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538496/committee-opinion-no-702-female-athlete-triad
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The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538492/committee-opinion-no-702-summary-female-athlete-triad
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The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488950/is-ross-syndrome-an-autoimmune-entity-a-case-series-of-11-patients
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Ajay Kumar Mishra, Meban Kharkongor, Cijoy K Kuriakose, Anu Anna George, Dincy Peter, Ronal Albert Benton Carey, Vivek Mathew, Samuel George Hansdak
BACKGROUND: Ross syndrome is diagnosed by the presence of segmental anhidrosis, areflexia, and tonic pupils. Fewer than 60 cases have been described in literature so far. There have been reports of presence of antibodies in such patients, suggesting an autoimmune pathogenesis. METHODS: We describe the clinical profile in this case series of 11 patients with Ross syndrome and discuss the current status of autoimmunity in its pathogenesis and the management. RESULTS: Of the 11 patients with Ross syndrome there was an almost equal sex distribution (male:female ratio was 1...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442811/vulvo-vaginal-ano-gingival-syndrome-another-variant-of-mucosal-lichen-planus
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Nidhi Sharma, S K Malhotra, Madhu Kuthial, K S Chahal
Vulvo-vagino-gingival syndrome was described as a distinctive pattern of erosive plurimucosal lichen planus (LP), and it is a clinical triad of vulval, vaginal, and gingival LP. It can lead to sequelae such as vaginal and urethral stenosis which can have severe implications on the quality of life. We report a case of a 40-year-old female who developed urethral, vaginal, as well as anal stenosis as a result of long-term exclusive mucosal LP involving vulvo-vaginal and anal mucosa along with oral LP without any other cutaneous involvement...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442226/female-athlete-triad-at-breaking-point
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Martin Duignan, Niall O'Connor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 22, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439995/scleromyxoedema-in-a-dog
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Aurore F Laprais, Petra Bizikova, Erin W Lashnits, Alison Tucker, Keith E Linder
BACKGROUND: In humans, scleromyxoedema is a chronic progressive skin condition traditionally characterized by deposits of mucin, increased number of fibroblasts and fibrosis in the skin, and by systemic disease. Thyroid disease is typically absent. A monoclonal gammopathy is usually present, as are other comorbidities. Descriptions of scleromyxoedema in the veterinary literature are limited to a single feline case. One dog, previously reported as having papular mucinosis, exhibited features that matched the more current diagnostic criteria of scleromyxoedema...
April 24, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439058/-calcium-and-bone-metabolism-across-women-s-life-stages-stress-fracture-in-female-athletes
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Kazuyoshi Yagishita
Stress fractures are common overuse injuries in athletes, especially in long-distance runner, jumping sports and gymnastics in female athletes. The pathology of stress fracture mainly includes repeated biomechanical loading, which leads to bone micro-damage and failure of bone structure. Female athlete triad(FAT), which includes low energy availability with or without an eating disorder, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, is a serious healthcare concern in female athletes. For prevention and treatment of stress fracture, management of biomechanical factors modifying the load applied to a bone is important, and especially in female athletes, management for FAT is one of the important factors...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435337/treatment-strategies-for-the-female-athlete-triad-in-the-adolescent-athlete-current-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, Erin Hammer
Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, female sports participation has dramatically increased. The benefits of physical activity, including decreased risk for heart disease and diabetes as well as improved body image and self-esteem, far outweigh the risks. However, a select population of adolescent and young adult females may experience symptoms related to the female athlete triad (Triad), which refers to the interrelatedness of energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density (BMD). These conditions often manifest clinically as disordered eating behaviors, menstrual irregularity, and stress fractures; an individual may suffer from 1 or all of the Triad components simultaneously...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418539/ophthalmic-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-syndrome-in-colombia-and-venezuela
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Juan B Yepez, Felipe A Murati, Michele Pettito, Carlos F Peñaranda, Jazmin de Yepez, Gladys Maestre, J Fernando Arevalo
Importance: The ocular manifestations and sequelae of Zika virus infection are not well known. Recently, the World Health Organization changed the declaration of Zika as a public health emergency and designated the viral outbreak and related microcephaly clusters as a long-term program of work. This change indicates the urgent need to evaluate and document ophthalmic manifestations in patients for timely management of this disease. In addition, confirmation whether the public health problem in Brazil extends to other regions in South America is needed...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414756/reduction-in-the-copy-number-and-expression-level-of-the-recurrent-human-papillomavirus-integration-gene-fragile-histidine-triad-fhit-predicts-the-transition-of-cervical-lesions
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Liming Wang, Hui Shen, Bei Feng, Da Zhu, Lan Yu, Xun Tian, Ci Ren, Chun Gao, Xiaomin Li, Ding Ma, Zheng Hu, Hui Wang
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide, especially in developing countries. High risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection causes cervical cancer and precancerous cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Integration of the HR-HPV genome into the host chromatin is an important step in cervical carcinogenesis. The detection of integrated papillomavirus sequences-PCR (DIPS-PCR) allowed us to explore HPV integration in the human genome and to determine the pattern of this integration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290159/the-unexplored-crossroads-of-the-female-athlete-triad-and-iron-deficiency-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Dylan L Petkus, Laura E Murray-Kolb, Mary Jane De Souza
Despite the severity and prevalence of iron deficiency in exercising women, few published reports have explored how iron deficiency interacts with another prevalent and severe condition in exercising women: the 'female athlete triad.' This review aims to describe how iron deficiency may interact with each component of the female athlete triad, that is, energy status, reproductive function, and bone health. The effects of iron deficiency on energy status are discussed in regards to thyroid function, metabolic fuel availability, eating behaviors, and energy expenditure...
March 13, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289056/expression-and-trafficking-of-placental-micrornas-at-the-feto-maternal-interface
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Guojing Chang, Jean-François Mouillet, Takuya Mishima, Tianjiao Chu, Elena Sadovsky, Carolyn B Coyne, W Tony Parks, Urvashi Surti, Yoel Sadovsky
During pregnancy, placental trophoblasts at the feto-maternal interface produce a broad repertoire of microRNA (miRNA) species. These species include miRNA from the primate-specific chromosome 19 miRNA cluster (C19MC), which is expressed nearly exclusively in the placenta. Trafficking of these miRNAs among the maternal, placental, and fetal compartments is unknown. To determine miRNA expression and trafficking patterns during pregnancy, we sequenced miRNAs in triads of human placenta and of maternal and fetal blood and found large subject-to-subject variability, with C19MC exhibiting compartment-specific expression...
March 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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