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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342882/functional-neuroimaging-findings-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-at-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Mirette Habib, Elijah Mak, Silvy Gabel, Li Su, Guy Williams, Adam Waldman, Katie Wells, Karen Ritchie, Craig Ritchie, John T O'Brien
It is well established that the neurodegenerative process of Alzheimer's disease (AD) begins many years before symptom onset. This preclinical phase provides a crucial time-window for therapeutic intervention, though this requires biomarkers that could evaluate the efficacy of future disease-modification treatments in asymptomatic individuals. The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of studies characterizing the temporal sequence of the earliest functional and structural brain imaging changes in AD. These efforts have focused on studying individuals who are highly vulnerable to develop AD, such as those with familial genetic mutations, susceptibility genes (i...
March 22, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332257/exomic-variants-of-an-elderly-cohort-of-brazilians-in-the-abraom%C3%A2-database
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Michel Satya Naslavsky, Guilherme Lopes Yamamoto, Tatiana Ferreira de Almeida, Suzana A M Ezquina, Daniele Yumi Sunaga, Nam Pho, Daniel Bozoklian, Tatiana Orli Milkewitz Sandberg, Luciano Abreu Brito, Monize Lazar, Danilo Vicensotto Bernardo, Edson Amaro, Yeda A O Duarte, Maria Lúcia Lebrão, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno, Mayana Zatz
Brazilians are highly admixed with ancestry from Europe, Africa, America, and Asia yet still underrepresented in genomic databanks. We hereby present a collection of exomic variants from 609 elderly Brazilians in a census-based cohort (SABE609) with comprehensive phenotyping. Variants were deposited in ABraOM (Online Archive of Brazilian Mutations), a web-based public database. Population representative phenotype and genotype repositories are essential for variant interpretation through allele frequency filtering; since elderly individuals are less likely to harbor pathogenic mutations for early and adult-onset diseases, such variant databases are of great interest...
March 23, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306165/is-gh-dosing-optimal-in-female-patients-with-adult-onset-gh-deficiency-an-analysis-from-the-nordinet-%C3%A2-international-outcome-study
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Charlotte Höybye, Matthias M Weber, Effie Pournara, Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen, Beverly M K Biller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate gender differences in GH dosing, IGF-I and cardiovascular risk markers in adults with GH deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: NordiNet(®) International Outcome Study (NCT00960128), a non-interventional, multicentre study, evaluates the long-term effectiveness and safety of Norditropin(®) (Novo Nordisk A/S) in the real-life clinical setting. PATIENTS: Non-diabetic patients (n=252; 41.7% female) with adult-onset GHD (age ≥20 years at GH start), ≥4 years' GH therapy, and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c ) data at baseline and 4 years...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296747/adult-onset-still-s-disease-with-atypical-cutaneous-manifestations
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Francisco Javier Narváez Garcia, María Pascual, Mercè López de Recalde, Pablo Juarez, Isabel Morales-Ivorra, Jaime Notario, Anna Jucglà, Joan M Nolla
The diagnosis of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) can be very difficult. There are no specific tests available, and diagnosis is usually based on a symptom complex and the well-described typical evanescent rash seen in the majority of patients. However, in recent years, other atypical cutaneous manifestations of AOSD have been reported. These atypical skin eruptions often present in addition to the typical evanescent rash but may also be the only skin manifestation, resulting in delayed diagnosis because of under-recognition...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293101/new-developments-in-the-management-of-partial-onset-epilepsy-role-of-brivaracetam
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REVIEW
Giangennaro Coppola, Giulia Iapadre, Francesca Felicia Operto, Alberto Verrotti
Currently, a number of novel anticonvulsant drugs, the so-called third generation, are in various stages of development. Several of them are already available or in ongoing clinical trials. These new compounds should take advantage of new insights into the basic pathophysiology of epileptogenesis, drug metabolism and drug interactions. Many of them still need to be further evaluated mainly in real-world observational trials and registries. Among newer anticonvulsant drugs for partial-onset seizures (POSs), rufinamide, lacosamide, eslicarbazepine and perampanel are those new treatment options for which more substantial clinical evidence is currently available, both in adults and, to some extent, in children...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287498/risk-factors-for-mortality-among-adult-hiv-aids-patients-following-antiretroviral-therapy-in-southwestern-ethiopia-an-assessment-through-survival-models
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Dinberu Seyoum, Jean-Marie Degryse, Yehenew Getachew Kifle, Ayele Taye, Mulualem Tadesse, Belay Birlie, Akalu Banbeta, Angel Rosas-Aguirre, Luc Duchateau, Niko Speybroeck
Introduction: Efforts have been made to reduce HIV/AIDS-related mortality by delivering antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment. However, HIV patients in resource-poor settings are still dying, even if they are on ART treatment. This study aimed to explore the factors associated with HIV/AIDS-related mortality in Southwestern Ethiopia. Method: A non-concurrent retrospective cohort study which collected data from the clinical records of adult HIV/AIDS patients, who initiated ART treatment and were followed between January 2006 and December 2010, was conducted, to explore the factors associated with HIV/AIDS-related mortality at Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH)...
March 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284341/mog-antibody-associated-demyelinating-disease-of-the-cns-a-clinical-and-pathological-study-in-chinese-han-patients
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Lei Zhou, Yongheng Huang, Haiqing Li, Jie Fan, Jingzi Zhangbao, Hai Yu, Yuxin Li, Jiahong Lu, Chongbo Zhao, Chuanzhen Lu, Min Wang, Chao Quan
We aim to evaluate the clinical relevance of MOG-ab in a cohort of Chinese Han adults with CNS inflammatory demyelinating diseases (IDDs). MOG-ab and AQP4-ab were examined through a fixed cell based indirect immune-fluorescence assay in 86 patients with CNS-IDDs. MOG-ab was positive in 12 patients, while AQP4-ab was positive in 31 patients; none double positives. Optic neuritis (ON) was the most frequent symptom at onset (75.0%) or during the whole disease course (83.3%) of MOG-ab associated IDDs (MOG-IDDs); 79...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240353/carbamazepine-versus-phenytoin-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Anthony G Marson, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane Review published in Issue 2, 2002 and its subsequent updates in 2010 and 2015.Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which recurrent, unprovoked seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges from the brain. It is believed that with effective drug treatment, up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free and go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy with a single antiepileptic drug in monotherapy...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222533/type-1-diabetes-mellitus-and-cognitive-impairments-a-systematic-review
#9
Wei Li, Edgar Huang, Sujuan Gao
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a major subtype of diabetes and is usually diagnosed at a young age with insulin deficiency. The life expectancy of T1DM patients has increased substantially in comparison with that three decades ago due to the availability of exogenous insulin, though it is still shorter than that of healthy people. However, the relation remains unclear between T1DM and dementia as an aging-related disease. We conducted a systematic review of existing literature on T1DM and cognition impairments by carrying out searches in electronic databases Medline, EMBASE, and Google Scholar...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219219/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-in-cd10-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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X Y Gong, Y Wang, B C Liu, H Wei, C L Zhou, D Lin, K Q Liu, S N Wei, B F Gong, G J Zhang, Y T Liu, X L Zhao, Y Li, R X Gu, S W Qiu, Y C Mi, J X Wang
Objective: To analyze the clinical features and prognosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with immunophenotype of CD10(-)pre-B (CD10(-) pre B-ALL) . Methods: 6 adult cases with CD10(-) pre B-ALL immunophenotypes were analyzed retrospectively, related literatures were reviewed to clarify these kind of patients' clinical features and prognosis. Results: CD10(-) pre B-ALL occurred in 1.5% of ALL, 1.8% of B-ALL and 11.5% of pre B-ALL respectively. All the 6 patients were male with the median age as 33...
January 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217950/impact-of-uveitis-on-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Anne-Mieke J W Haasnoot, Naïlah F M Sint Jago, Janneke Tekstra, Joke H de Boer
OBJECTIVE: To establish the impact of uveitis on the Quality of Life (QOL) in adult patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: Adult patients with a history of JIA, with (n=31) or without (n=51) chronic anterior uveitis, were included. Their scores on three validated QOL questionnaires (National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25), Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D)) were analyzed to find factors that could influence QOL...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215902/childhood-abuse-and-the-two-year-course-of-late-life-depression
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Ilse Wielaard, Hannie C Comijs, Max L Stek, Didi Rhebergen
OBJECTIVES: Late-life depression often has a chronic course, with debilitating effects on functioning and quality of life; there is still no consensus on important risk factors explaining this chronicity. Cross-sectional studies have shown that childhood abuse is associated with late-life depression, and in longitudinal studies with chronicity of depression in younger adults. We aim to investigate the impact of childhood abuse on the course of late-life depression. DESIGN: Two-year longitudinal cohort study...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215901/physical-health-medication-and-healthcare-utilization-among-70-year-old-people-with-schizophrenia-a-nationwide-danish-register-study
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Maria Brink, Anders Green, Anders Bo Bojesen, J Steven Lamberti, Yeates Conwell, Kjeld Andersen
OBJECTIVES: In light of the excess early mortality in schizophrenia, mainly due to physical illnesses, we investigated medical comorbidity, use of medication, and healthcare utilization among individuals with schizophrenia who survived into older ages to uncover potential factors contributing to their longevity. DESIGN: A nationwide register-based case-control study comparing 70-year-olds with and without schizophrenia. SETTING: Cases were drawn from the Danish Psychiatric Central Register...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204878/unusual-onset-of-adult-still-s-disease-due-to-a%C3%A2-systemic-reaction-to-artificial-breast-implants
#14
A Wehr, G Grieb, C Trautwein, K Streetz
In this manuscript, we report an exceptional observation study of a young woman suffering from an autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). Until today only seven cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) induced by breast implants have been published. This may be due to the fact that this illness itself is very rare; however, the reason might also be that the community is not sensitized to the case-specific symptoms. Within this article, we show for the first time highly detailed diagnostic test procedures such as PET-CT scans and specific histological staining of the breast tissue, displaying proinflammatory macrophages that are a well-known activator and booster of autoimmune diseases...
February 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191382/inadvertent-skipping-of-steroids-in-septic-shock-leads-to-a-diagnosis-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
#15
Vinoth K Sethuraman, Kavitha Balasubramanian, Stalin Viswanathan, Rajeswari Aghoram
Adult onset Still's disease is uncommon in middle-aged and elderly individuals and can rarely present with shock; shock is usually associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation, multiorgan dysfunction syndrome or acute respiratory distress syndrome. We report a post-menopausal woman with arthritis, fever, pneumonitis and hypotension which was managed as septic shock. Steroids were inadvertently missed during the second day of hospitalization in the intensive care unit. Persistence of hypotension on inotropes, with normal renal, hepatic and neurological function and recurrence of fever when steroids were skipped, led to suspicion of an inflammatory disorder...
January 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174623/expression-patterns-of-passiflora-edulis-apetala1-fruitfull-homologues-shed-light-onto-tendril-and-corona-identities
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Livia C T Scorza, Jose Hernandes-Lopes, Gladys F A Melo-de-Pinna, Marcelo C Dornelas
BACKGROUND: Passiflora (passionflowers) makes an excellent model for studying plant evolutionary development. They are mostly perennial climbers that display axillary tendrils, which are believed to be modifications of the inflorescence. Passionflowers are also recognized by their unique flower features, such as the extra whorls of floral organs composed of corona filaments and membranes enclosing the nectary. Although some work on Passiflora organ ontogeny has been done, the developmental identity of both Passiflora tendrils and the corona is still controversial...
2017: EvoDevo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157720/depression-in-epilepsy
#17
Marco Mula
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review some aspects of the relationship between epilepsy and depression that have recently received increasing attention and may become major research topics in the near future. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiological studies show that depression and suicide are, in some cases, premorbid symptoms preceding the onset of the epilepsy. Suicide is also three times more frequent in epilepsy than in the general population. Reliable screening instruments for depression and suicidality in patients with epilepsy are now available but data from real life clinical settings are needed to develop shared clinical pathways between neurology and psychiatry...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155204/a-systematic-review-of-the-frequency-and-severity-of-manic-symptoms-reported-in-studies-that-compare-phenomenology-across-children-adolescents-and-adults-with-bipolar-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Faye Ryles, Thomas D Meyer, Jaime Adan-Manes, Iain MacMillan, Jan Scott
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder (BD) in children. The notion of prepubertal onsets of BD is not without controversy, with researchers debating whether paediatric cases have a distinct symptom profile or follow a different illness trajectory from other forms of BD. The latter issue is difficult to address without long-term prospective follow-up studies. However, in the interim, it is useful to consider the phenomenology observed in groups of cases with different ages of onset and particularly to compare manic symptoms in children diagnosed with BD compared to cases presenting with BD in adolescence and adulthood...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154368/adult-onset-still-s-disease-still-a-serious-health-problem-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
REVIEW
Mojgan Agha-Abbaslou, Ana Maria Bensaci, Oluchi Dike, Mark C Poznansky, Arooj Hyat
BACKGROUND Adult-onset Still's Disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease accompanied by a triad of spiking fever, maculopapular exanthema, and arthralgia. To date, there is no definite laboratory or imaging test available for diagnosing AOSD, and the diagnosis is one of exclusion, which can be very challenging. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a 53-year-old female who presented with fever, arthralgia, and abdominal pain. Her initial laboratory tests showed elevated AST and ALT, and normal leukocytes with bandemia...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148501/folic-acid-therapy-reduces-serum-uric-acid-in-hypertensive-patients-a-substudy-of-the-china-stroke-primary-prevention-trial-csppt
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Xianhui Qin, Youbao Li, Mingli He, Genfu Tang, Delu Yin, Min Liang, Binyan Wang, Jing Nie, Yong Huo, Xin Xu, Fan Fan Hou
BACKGROUND: The effect of folic acid supplementation on uric acid (UA) concentrations is still inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to test the efficacy of folic acid therapy in reducing serum UA in hypertensive patients. DESIGN: A total of 15,364 hypertensive patients were randomly assigned to a double-blind daily treatment with a single tablet that contained 10 mg enalapril and 0.8 mg folic acid (n = 7685) or 10 mg enalapril alone (n = 7679)...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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