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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223397/what-people-with-down-syndrome-can-teach-us-about-cardiopulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Kelley L Colvin, Michael E Yeager
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal abnormality among live-born infants. Through full or partial trisomy of chromosome 21, Down syndrome is associated with cognitive impairment, congenital malformations (particularly cardiovascular) and dysmorphic features. Immune disturbances in Down syndrome account for an enormous disease burden ranging from quality-of-life issues (autoimmune alopecia) to more serious health issues (autoimmune thyroiditis) and life-threatening issues (leukaemia, respiratory tract infections and pulmonary hypertension)...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209604/birth-size-risk-factors-across-life-and-cognition-in-late-life-protocol-of-prospective-longitudinal-follow-up-of-the-mynah-mysore-studies-of-natal-effects-on-ageing-and-health-cohort
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Murali Krishna, G Mohan Kumar, S R Veena, G V Krishnaveni, Kalyanaraman Kumaran, Samuel Christaprasad Karat, Patsy Coakley, Clive Osmond, John R M Copeland, Giriraj Chandak, Dattatray Bhat, Mathew Varghese, Martin Prince, Caroline Fall
INTRODUCTION: For late-life neurocognitive disorders, as for other late-life chronic diseases, much recent interest has focused on the possible relevance of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Programming by undernutrition in utero, followed by overnutrition in adult life may lead to an increased risk, possibly mediated through cardiovascular and metabolic pathways. This study will specifically examine, if lower birth weight is associated with poorer cognitive functioning in late life in a south Indian population...
February 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
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Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197893/gender-differences-in-clinical-and-polysomnographic-features-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-clinical-study-of-2827-patients
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Ozen K Basoglu, Mehmet Sezai Tasbakan
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is underdiagnosed in females due to different clinical presentation. We aimed to determine the effect of gender on clinical and polysomnographic features and identify predictors of OSA in women. METHODS: Differences in demographic, clinical, and polysomnographic parameters between 2052 male and 775 female OSA patients were compared. RESULTS: In female OSA patients, age (56.1 ± 9.7 vs. 50.4 ± 11...
February 14, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178685/overwhelming-rapid-metabolic-and-structural-response-to-apatinib-in-radioiodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Yansong Lin, Chen Wang, Wen Gao, Ruixue Cui, Jun Liang
Currently, patients with radioiodine refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAIR-DTC) have limited treatment options. In this study, we aimed to assess the short-term efficacy and safety of apatinib in RAIR-DTC. Ten adult patients were prospectively enrolled to receive oral apatinib (750 mg q.d). The primary endpoints were change in serum thyroglobulin (Tg) concentration, disease control rate (DCR) and objective response rate (ORR) based on RECIST 1.1 criteria. The secondary endpoints included change in glucose metabolism, evaluated by maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax), and safety...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170483/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pituitary-adenomas-a-review
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Mark E Molitch
Importance: Pituitary adenomas may hypersecrete hormones or cause mass effects. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment are important. Observations: Prevalence of pituitary adenomas ranges from 1 in 865 adults to 1 in 2688 adults. Approximately 50% are microadenomas (<10 mm); the remainder are macroadenomas (≥10 mm). Mass effects cause headache, hypopituitarism, and visual field defects. Treatments include transsphenoidal surgery, medical therapies, and radiotherapy...
February 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167571/pharmacoepidemiology-of-clinically-relevant-hypothyroidism-and-hypertension-from-sunitinib-and-sorafenib
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Christine M Walko, Ronald E Aubert, Ninh M La-Beck, Gosia Clore, Vivian Herrera, Helen Kourlas, Robert S Epstein, Howard L McLeod
BACKGROUND: Thyroid dysfunction and hypertension (HTN) have been sporadically reported with sunitinib (SUN) and sorafenib (SOR). Determination of the side effect incidence will enhance monitoring and management recommendations. METHODS: An observational cohort study was performed using deidentified pharmacy claims data from a 3-year period to evaluate patients prescribed SUN, SOR, or capecitabine (CAP; comparison group). The primary outcome was time to first prescription for thyroid replacement or HTN treatment...
February 6, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164494/the-blood-bank-for-diabetes-screening-a-feasible-alternative
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Mauren I Anghebem-Oliveira, Claudia D Costa, Giorgio R Baldanzi, Juliane C Schmitt-Mansur, Geraldo Picheth, Fabiane G M Rego
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with 5% of deaths globally every year. Early diagnosis and treatment could reduce this figure. The aim of this project was to investigate the frequency of undiagnosed DM among blood donors and the possibility of blood banks participating in DM screening. METHODS: Of the approximate 5,600 candidates for blood donation who were evaluated, 4,601 were considered suitable. Candidates with any type of DM, hypertension, thyroid disease, and/or continuous use of any drugs were excluded, resulting in the participation of 635 donors aged 18 - 69 years...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139946/multiple-sclerosis-in-pregnancy-prevalence-sociodemographic-features-and-obstetrical-outcomes
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Alex Fong, Cindy T Chau, Cara Quant, Jennifer Duffy, Deyu Pan, Dotun A Ogunyemi
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the prevalence, sociodemographic features, and antenatal/peripartum outcomes of multiple sclerosis (MS) in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was performed using deliveries in California from 2001-2009. Cases of MS as well as other morbidities were identified via ICD-9-CM code. Logistic regression was performed to adjust for potential confounders. RESULTS: 1,185 out of 4,424,049 deliveries were complicated by MS...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139160/the-relation-between-sleep-disruption-and-cataract-in-a-large-population-based-study
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Yanjun Chen, David M Nondahl, Carla R Schubert, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, Karen J Cruickshanks
PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between sleep disruption and nuclear cataract, as well as the impact of cataract removal on sleep, in two discrete population-based cohorts. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 5070 participants from three large longitudinal epidemiologic studies of age-related eye disease, hearing, olfaction, and cognition. Slit-lamp photos of the lens were obtained to grade nuclear cataract using a standardized protocol. The quality of sleep was assessed using a modified Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study questionnaire...
January 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134695/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b-unmasked-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-131i-mibg-spect-ct
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Xun Sun, Maher Mohamad Rajab Arnous, Xiaoli Lan
F-FDG PET/CT was performed to detect an occult malignancy in a 26-year-old woman with complicated medical history which included paroxysmal hypertension and significantly elevated tumor marker. The images revealed lesions in the thyroid, lymph nodes, and bilateral adrenal glands. Further I-MIBG SPECT/CT revealed intense activity in the lesion in the left adrenal gland, which was consistent with pheochromocytoma. The pathology examination after subsequent neck biopsy demonstrated medullary thyroid carcinoma...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132682/relation-of-higher-resting-heart-rate-to-risk-of-cardiovascular-versus-noncardiovascular-death
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Lubna Alhalabi, Matthew J Singleton, Abdullahi O Oseni, Amit J Shah, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Elsayed Z Soliman
Higher resting heart rate (RHR) is associated with increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, with some reports showing the magnitude of association with all-cause mortality being stronger than that with cardiovascular mortality. This suggests that RHR association with mortality may not be limited to cardiovascular death. We compared the association between RHR with cardiovascular and noncardiovascular mortality in 6,743 participants (mean age 58.7 years, 52% women, 48% non-Hispanic whites) from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) after excluding those on antiarrhythmic drugs or with missing data...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130690/the-role-of-patient-s-systemic-characteristics-and-plateletcrit-in-developing-toxic-anterior-segment-syndrome-after-uneventful-phaco-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Serpil Yazgan, Ugur Celik, Orhan Ayar, Suat Hayri Ugurbas, Burcu Celik, Mehmet Orçun Akdemir, Silay Canturk Ugurbas, Atilla Alpay
PURPOSE: To compare the systemic and ocular characteristics and laboratory findings of patients developing toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) after uneventful phaco surgery with unaffected subjects undergoing the same surgery in the same session. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study. METHODS: The study group consisted of 26 eyes of 26 patients who underwent uneventful phaco surgery and who went on to develop TASS, while the control group included 39 subjects who had routine phaco surgery in the same session by the same surgeon...
January 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117377/albuminuria-is-an-independent-risk-factor-of-t4-elevation-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Xin Du, Binbin Pan, Wenwen Li, Yonghua Zou, Xi Hua, Wenjuan Huang, Xin Wan, Changchun Cao
This study was to explore the association between thyroid dysfunction and albuminuria. 581 cases with chronic kidney disease (CKD) were included in this study. The clinical characteristics consisted of sex, age, serum creatinine, urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), thyroid function were recorded. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated by CKD-EPI four-level race equation. Prevalence of different thyroid diseases was calculated by chi-square test. Levels of thyroid hormone were compared among different albuminuria groups by Kruskal-Wallis test...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071990/natural-course-of-euthyroidism-and-clues-for-early-diagnosis-of-thyroid-dysfunctions-tehran-thyroid-study-tts
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Atieh Amouzegar, Zahra Ghaemmaghami, Maani Beygi, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Ladan Mehran, Maryam Tohidi, Fereidoun Azizi
OBJECTIVE: Considering the limited data available on the natural course of euthyroidism, this study was designed to evaluate the progression in time from euthyroidism to subclinical or overt hypo - or hyperthyroidism. METHODS: This study was conducted within the framework of the Tehran Thyroid cohort study (TTS), in which 5783 individuals aged 40.4 ± 0.2 years were followed for 6 years. The overall loss to follow-up rate was 8.3%. After applying exclusion criteria, data of 4204 euthyroid subjects remained for analysis of a six-year natural course analysis...
January 10, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045962/association-of-tsh-elevation-with-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mei-Hsing Chuang, Kuo-Meng Liao, Yao-Min Hung, Yi-Chang Chou, Pesus Chou
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widespread condition in the global population and is more common in the elderly. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level increases with aging, and hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in CKD patients. However, the relationship between low thyroid function and mortality in CKD patients is unclear. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the relationship between TSH elevation and all-cause mortality in elderly patients with CKD. This retrospective cohort study included individuals ≥65 years old with CKD (n = 23,786) in Taipei City...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995424/fragile-x-premutation-in-women-recognizing-the-health-challenges-beyond-primary-ovarian-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Luis R Hoyos, Mili Thakur
Fragile X premutation carriers have 55-200 CGG repeats in the 5' untranslated region of the FMR1 gene. Women with this premutation face many physical and emotional challenges in their life. Approximately 20% of these women will develop fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI). In addition, they suffer from increased rates of menstrual dysfunction, diminished ovarian reserve, reduction in age of menopause, infertility, dizygotic twinning, and risk of having an offspring with a premutation or full mutation...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994341/anesthetic-management-of-clinically-silent-familial-pheochromocytoma-with-men-2a-a-report-of-four-cases
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Shipra Aggarwal, Vandana Talwar, Pooja Virmani, Suniti Kale
Familial pheochromocytomas are commonly associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2) syndrome. Majority of the patients present with normal clinical and biochemical parameters in the preoperative period, the incidence of hypertension being only 50 %. Even though patients may be clinically asymptomatic, surveillance and proper preoperative evaluation is important, as surgery for associated tumors may precipitate a hypertensive crisis and result in severe complications. A family of 19 members, of which 12 were positive for MEN 2A syndrome, presented to our hospital...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994289/the-relationship-between-hemodialysis-and-the-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Hamidreza Omrani, Sanam Golshani, Vahid Sharifi, Afshin Almasi, Masoud Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cardiac morbidity and mortality is high in patients treated with hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between HD and the echocardiographic findings in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 150 patients with CKD. The echocardiographic data were done based on American Society of Cardiology (ASE). Measurement method for Ejection Fraction was E balling and for Diastolic Function was Tissue Doppler...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992361/risk-factors-that-affect-metabolic-health-status-in-obese-children
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Selin Elmaogullari, Fatma Demirel, Nihal Hatipoglu
BACKGROUND: While some obese children are metabolically healthy (MHO), some have additional health problems, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hepatosteatosis, which increase mortality and morbidity related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) during adulthood. These children are metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) children. In this study we assessed the factors that affect metabolic health in obesity and the clinical and laboratory findings that distinguish between MHO and MUO children...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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