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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153996/clinical-presentation-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-and-anti-voltage-gated-potassium-channel-complex-antibodies-in-children-a-series-of-24-cases
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Bahadir Konuskan, Mirac Yildirim, Haluk Topaloglu, Ilknur Erol, Ulkuhan Oztoprak, Huseyin Tan, Rahsan Gocmen, Banu Anlar
OBJECTIVE: The symptomatology and paraclinical findings of antibody-mediated encephalitis, a relatively novel disorder, are still being characterized in adults and children. A high index of suspicion is needed in order to identify these cases among children presenting with various neurological symptoms. The aim of this study is to examine the clinical, demographic and laboratory findings and outcome of children with anti-NMDAR and anti-VGKC encephalitis for any typical or distinctive features...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151803/cognitive-consequences-of-trilingualism
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Scott R Schroeder, Viorica Marian
Aims and Objectives: The objectives of the present research were to examine the cognitive consequences of trilingualism and explain them relative to the cognitive consequences of bilingualism. Approach: A comparison of cognitive abilities in trilinguals and bilinguals was conducted. In addition, we proposed a cognitive plasticity framework to account for cognitive differences and similarities between trilinguals and bilinguals. Data and Analysis: Three aspects of cognition were analyzed: (1) cognitive reserve in older adults, as measured by age of onset of Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment; (2) inhibitory control in children and younger adults, as measured by response times on behavioral Simon and flanker tasks; and (3) memory generalization in infants and toddlers, as measured by accuracy on behavioral deferred imitation tasks...
2017: International Journal of Bilingualism: Cross-disciplinary, Cross-linguistic Studies of Language Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149019/incidence-and-consequences-of-near-drowning-related-pneumonia-a-descriptive-series-from-martinique-french-west-indies
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Laura Cerland, Bruno Mégarbane, Hatem Kallel, Yanick Brouste, Hossein Mehdaoui, Dabor Resiere
Drowning represents one major cause of accidental death. Near-drowning patients are exposed to aspiration that may result in pneumonia with life-threatening consequences. We designed this descriptive study to investigate the frequency, nature, and consequences of post-drowning pneumonia. One hundred and forty-four near-drowning patients (33 children and 111 adults) admitted during four years to the University Hospital of Martinique, French Indies, were included. Patients presented pre-hospital cardiac arrest (41%) and exhibited acute respiratory failure (54%), cardiovascular failure (27%), and lactic acidosis (75%) on admission...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148405/autophagy-inhibition-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-still-more-space-for-hydroxychloroquine
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Charalampos Papagoras, Akrivi Chrysanthopoulou, Alexandros Mitsios, Athanasios Arampatzioglou, Konstantinos Ritis, Panagiotis Skendros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147588/diagnostic-challenge-a-report-of-two-adult-onset-still-s-disease-cases
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Sakunee Niranvichaiya, Daranporn Triwongwaranat
This study reports two adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) cases that met both Yamaguchi's and Fautrel's criteria and that presented with notable clinical manifestations. One case presented with atypical dermographism-like rash with an extremely high ferritin level. The other case presented with typical salmon-pink maculopapular rash but had atypical positive rheumatoid factor. This suggests that although negative rheumatoid factor is one of the criteria used for the diagnosis of AOSD, a positive rheumatoid factor result does not exclude AOSD...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132389/advances-challenges-and-future-directions-for-stem-cell-therapy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Yuri Ciervo, Ke Ning, Xu Jun, Pamela J Shaw, Richard J Mead
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative condition where loss of motor neurons within the brain and spinal cord leads to muscle atrophy, weakness, paralysis and ultimately death within 3-5 years from onset of symptoms. The specific molecular mechanisms underlying the disease pathology are not fully understood and neuroprotective treatment options are minimally effective. In recent years, stem cell transplantation as a new therapy for ALS patients has been extensively investigated, becoming an intense and debated field of study...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128256/megf10-related-myopathies-a-new-case-with-adult-onset-disease-with-prominent-respiratory-failure-and-review-of-reported-phenotypes
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Elizabeth Harris, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Ana Töpf, Rita Barresi, Tuomo Polvikovski, Geraldine Bailey, Richard Charlton, James Tellez, Daniel MacArthur, Michela Guglieri, Hanns Lochmüller, Kate Bushby, Volker Straub
Recessive mutations in MEGF10 (multiple epidermal growth factor 10) have been reported in a severe early onset disorder named Early Myopathy, Areflexia, Respiratory Distress and Dysphagia, and a milder form with cores in the muscle biopsy; and a possible genotype-phenotype correlation determining the clinical presentation has been suggested. We undertook exome sequencing in a 66 year old male with a 20 year history of progressive proximal and distal weakness of upper and lower limbs, facial weakness and dysphagia, who developed respiratory failure requiring ventilation while still ambulant in his 50s...
October 12, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128195/-what-support-of-young-presenting-a-first-psychotic-episode-when-schooling-is-being-challenged
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M-N Vacheron, H Veyrat-Masson, E Wehbe
Psychiatric disorders (more specifically mood disorders and psychosis) represent the 1st cause of disability among young people. Unemployment rate between 75 to 95% for the person with schizophrenia. It is correlated to poor social integration and bad economic status, worse symptomatology loss of autonomy as well as global bad functioning. It is responsible of more than half of the overall cost of psychosis. The onset of most of psychiatric disorders occur between the age of 25 and 35 years old, a critical time in young adult life when they should build their professional as well as social future...
November 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126048/lennox-gastaut-syndrome-in-adulthood-long-term-clinical-follow-up-of-38-patients-and-analysis-of-their-recorded-seizures
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Aglaia Vignoli, Gaia Oggioni, Giovanni De Maria, Angela Peron, Miriam Nella Savini, Elena Zambrelli, Valentina Chiesa, Francesca La Briola, Katherine Turner, Maria Paola Canevini
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe epileptic encephalopathy with childhood onset that usually continues through adolescence and into adulthood. In the long term, patients with this condition still have intractable seizures, intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and physical comorbidities. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and EEG characteristics of a group of adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. We identified 38 (22 females, 16 males) patients with LGS older than age 18years at their last evaluation, with mean age of 43...
November 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124997/perinatal-exposure-to-environmental-tobacco-smoke-is-associated-with-changes-in-dna-methylation-that-precede-the-adult-onset-of-lung-disease-in-a-mouse-model
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Elizabeth Cole, Traci A Brown, Kent E Pinkerton, Britten Postma, Keegan Malany, Mihi Yang, Yang Jee Kim, Raymond F Hamilton, Andrij Holian, Yoon Hee Cho
Prenatal and early-life environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure can induce epigenetic alterations associated with inflammation and respiratory disease. The objective of this study was to address the long-term epigenetic consequences of perinatal ETS exposure on latent respiratory disease risk, which are still largely unknown. C57BL/6 mice were exposed to prenatal and early-life ETS; offspring lung pathology, global DNA, and gene-specific methylation were measured at two adult ages. Significant alterations in global DNA methylation and promoter methylation of IFN-γ and Thy-1 were found in ETS-exposed offspring at 10-12 and 20 weeks of age...
August 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114246/variation-of-carbohydrate-active-enzyme-patterns-in-the-gut-microbiota-of-italian-healthy-subjects-and-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Matteo Soverini, Silvia Turroni, Elena Biagi, Sara Quercia, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela, Simone Rampelli
The human gut microbiota (GM) has been associated, to date, with various complex functions, essentials for the host health. Among these, it is certainly worth noting the degradation of the so-called microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (MACs), which the GM breaks down through specific enzymes, referred to as carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes). This degradation constitutes the first step in the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), key microbial small molecules having multiple health-promoting effects for the host organism...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114099/risk-factors-and-management-for-biliary-complications-following-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Tsukasa Nakamura, Taku Iida, Hidetaka Ushigome, Masafumi Osaka, Koji Masuda, Takehisa Matsuyama, Shumpei Harada, Shuji Nobori, Norio Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Biliary complications (BCs) following liver transplantation are very serious. Nevertheless, it is still uncertain which components influence the incidence of BCs the most. MATERIAL AND METHODS A consecutive sample of 74 adult recipients who underwent living-donor liver transplantation were enrolled in this study. BCs that were Clavien-Dindo classification grade II or higher were determined as BCs. RESULTS There were 11 out of the 74 recipients who experienced BCs. There were no differences in preoperative background factors between the BCs+ and BCs- group...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111784/short-term-effects-of-wake-and-bright-light-therapy-on-sleep-in-depressed-youth
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Inken Kirschbaum, Joana Straub, Stephanie Gest, Martin Holtmann, Tanja Legenbauer
Chronotherapeutics are well established for the treatment of depression and associated sleeping problems in adults. However, effects are still understudied in adolescents. Two pilot studies highlighted the crucial role of sleep when it comes to the treatment of depression, by means of chronotherapeutics, in adolescents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of adjunctive wake therapy (WT) in addition to bright light therapy (BLT) with respect to sleep behaviors. In the present study, 62 depressed inpatients (aged 13-18 years; diagnosed with Beck Depression Inventory Revision) were randomly assigned to two groups: BLT only (BLT-group) and a combination of BLT and WT (COMB-group)...
November 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109235/glial-draper-rescues-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-a-drosophila-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Arpita Ray, Sean D Speese, Mary A Logan
Pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) include amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and reactive gliosis. Glial cells offer protection against AD by engulfing extracellular Aβ peptides, but the repertoire of molecules required for glial recognition and destruction of Aβ are still unclear. Here, we show that the highly conserved glial engulfment receptor Draper/MEGF10 provides neuroprotection in an AD model of Drosophila (both sexes). Neuronal expression of human Aβ42(arc) in adult flies results in robust Aβ accumulation, neurodegeneration, locomotor dysfunction, and reduced lifespan...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100201/can-music-improve-sleep-quality-in-adults-with-primary-insomnia-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fan Feng, Yingshi Zhang, Jun Hou, Jiayi Cai, Qiyu Jiang, Xiaojuan Li, Qingchun Zhao, Bo-An Li
BACKGROUND: Primary insomnia is one of the most common issues for adults. However, whether to use music intervention as a non-pharmacological method of treatment, as well as which treatment should be preferred, is still a matter of controversy. Therefore, we aimed to compare and rank music interventions and no-music controls for primary insomnia patients. METHODS: A network meta-analysis was used to identify evidence from relevant clinical trials. We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Library for publications up to May 2017, pertaining to music intervention for primary insomnia patients...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098318/-wilson-s-disease-what-has-been-confirmed-in-diagnostic-and-therapy
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REVIEW
E-D Pfister
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by abnormal copper accumulation. Presenting a broad variety of phenotypes and, thus, being a chameleon within the group of metabolic diseases, the manifold clinical symptoms of WD can include hepatologic, neurologic, and psychiatric manifestations. Early onset presentations in infancy and late-onset manifestations in adults older than 70 years of age have been described. If the typical laboratory blood test values are missing, the diagnosis of WD may be difficult and often involves a combination of different parameters...
November 2, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096430/utility-and-drawbacks-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
#17
Dae Hyun Yoo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094181/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-autoinflammatory-syndromes
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REVIEW
Rainer Hintenberger, Agnes Falkinger, Kathrin Danninger, Herwig Pieringer
Autoinflammatory syndromes (AIS) are characterized by recurring events of inflammation, leading to a variety of organ manifestations and fever attacks. A subgroup of AIS is commonly referred to as hereditary periodic fever syndromes (HPFS). There is substantial evidence that autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are strongly associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The link between AIS and cardiovascular disease is not that clear, even if the concept of continuous inflammation as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease is widely accepted...
November 1, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078267/gut-dysbiosis-breaks-immunological-tolerance-toward-the-central-nervous-system-during-young-adulthood
#19
Sudhir K Yadav, Sridhar Boppana, Naoko Ito, John E Mindur, Martin T Mathay, Ankoor Patel, Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, Kouichi Ito
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease targeting the central nervous system (CNS) mainly in young adults, and a breakage of immune tolerance to CNS self-antigens has been suggested to initiate CNS autoimmunity. Age and microbial infection are well-known factors involved in the development of autoimmune diseases, including MS. Recent studies have suggested that alterations in the gut microbiota, referred to as dysbiosis, are associated with MS. However, it is still largely unknown how gut dysbiosis affects the onset and progression of CNS autoimmunity...
October 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076903/imaging-characteristics-of-chemotherapy-related-adult-onset-still-disease
#20
Yang Lu, Beth A Chasen, Homer A Macapinlac
A 60-year-old man with lymphoma completed chemotherapy on October 21, 2016, with complete remission. He then received rituximab maintenance therapy. Since March 2017, he has had progressive fatigue, myalgias, rash, weight loss, diarrhea, and recurrent low-grade fever. Subsequent bone marrow biopsy and FDG PET/CT demonstrated no active lymphoma. An In-white blood cell scan showed abnormal tracer uptake on 20-hour postinjection, but not on 3-hour postinjection images, including innumerable skeleton muscle foci, multiple cutaneous foci, and persistent diffuse increased uptake in the lungs...
December 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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