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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928271/the-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-identifying-the-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-and-inflammation-of-unknown-origin-iuo-data-from-a-prospective-study
#1
Verena Schönau, Kristin Vogel, Matthias Englbrecht, Jochen Wacker, Daniela Schmidt, Bernhard Manger, Torsten Kuwert, Georg Schett
BACKGROUND: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) and inflammation of unknown origin (IUO) are diagnostically challenging conditions. Diagnosis of underlying disease may be improved by (18)F-fluorodesoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET). METHODS: Prospective study to test diagnostic utility of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in a large cohort of patients with FUO or IUO and to define parameters that increase the likelihood of diagnostic (18)F-FDG-PET/CT. Patients with FUO or IUO received (18)F-FDG-PET/CT scanning in addition to standard diagnostic work-up...
September 19, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926333/pneumonitis-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-uncommon-or-under-diagnosed
#2
Silvia Fernandes, Margarida Almeida, José Alberto Pereira da Silva, José Carlos Romeu
The adult onset Still's Disease is an uncommon entity characterized by multiple clinical manifestations. Pneumonitis, less often considered, deserves particular emphasis given the need for differential diagnosis and because it can progress to severe respiratory failure. With the aim to highlight the pulmonary parenchyma involvement in patients with adult onset Still's Disease, we present a case report which progresses with pneumonitis.
August 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921528/practitioner-review-treatment-of-chronic-insomnia-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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REVIEW
Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman, Fabrizio Calisti, Alessandro Comandini, Giovanna Esposito, Samuele Cortese, Raffaele Ferri
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, represent a common problem in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs). Currently, there are no approved medications for insomnia in children by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency and therefore they are prescribed off-label. We critically reviewed pediatric literature on drugs as well as nonpharmacological (behavioral) interventions used for sleep disturbances in children with NDDs. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid (including PsycINFO, Ovid MEDLINE(®) , and Embase), and Web of Knowledge databases were searched through February 12, 2017, with no language restrictions...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920067/a-history-of-dystonia-ancient-to-modern
#4
REVIEW
Rachel E Newby, Deborah E Thorpe, Peter A Kempster, Jane E Alty
Before 1911, when Hermann Oppenheim introduced the term dystonia, this movement disorder lacked a unifying descriptor. While words like epilepsy, apoplexy, and palsy have had their meanings since antiquity, references to dystonia are much harder to identify in historical documents. Torticollis is an exception, although there is difficulty distinguishing dystonic torticollis from congenital muscular torticollis. There are, nevertheless, possible representations of dystonia in literature and visual art from the pre-modern world...
July 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916331/depressive-like-phenotype-induced-by-prenatal-dexamethasone-in-mice-is-reversed-by-desipramine
#5
Mirko Conti, Stefan Spulber, Marilena Raciti, Sandra Ceccatelli
Exposure to prenatal insults has been associated with an increased risk for neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression, but the mechanisms are still poorly understood. Persistent alterations of the HPA axis feedback mechanism as well as adult impaired neurogenesis are believed to play a relevant role in the etiology of depression. In addition, growing evidence points at epigenetic reprogramming as a key factor. We have previously shown that prenatal exposure to the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone (DEX) impairs neurogenesis and leads to late onset of depression-like behavior that does not respond to the SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine (FLX)...
September 12, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905181/attenuated-audiovisual-integration-in-middle-aged-adults-in-a-discrimination-task
#6
Weiping Yang, Yanna Ren
Numerous studies have focused on the diversity of audiovisual integration between younger and older adults. However, consecutive trends in audiovisual integration throughout life are still unclear. In the present study, to clarify audiovisual integration characteristics in middle-aged adults, we instructed younger and middle-aged adults to conduct an auditory/visual stimuli discrimination experiment. Randomized streams of unimodal auditory (A), unimodal visual (V) or audiovisual stimuli were presented on the left or right hemispace of the central fixation point, and subjects were instructed to respond to the target stimuli rapidly and accurately...
September 13, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899403/effects-of-hla-drb1-alleles-on-susceptibility-and-clinical-manifestations-in-japanese-patients-with-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Tomoyuki Asano, Hiroshi Furukawa, Shuzo Sato, Makiko Yashiro, Hiroko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eiji Suzuki, Tomoyuki Ito, Yoshifumi Ubara, Daisuke Kobayashi, Nozomi Iwanaga, Yasumori Izumi, Keita Fujikawa, Satoshi Yamasaki, Tadashi Nakamura, Tomohiro Koga, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Fumiaki Nonaka, Michio Yasunami, Yukitaka Ueki, Katsumi Eguchi, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Shigeto Tohma, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hiromasa Ohira, Atsushi Kawakami, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: HLA-DRB1 alleles are major determinants of genetic predisposition to rheumatic diseases. We assessed whether DRB1 alleles are associated with susceptibility to particular clinical features of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) in a Japanese population by determining the DRB1 allele distributions. METHODS: DRB1 genotyping of 96 patients with AOSD and 1,026 healthy controls was performed. Genomic DNA samples from the AOSD patients were also genotyped for MEFV exons 1, 2, 3, and 10 by direct sequencing...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870100/biologic-drugs-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#8
Piero Ruscitti, Francesco Ursini, Paola Cipriani, Giovambattista De Sarro, Roberto Giacomelli
BACKGROUND: Biological drugs, mainly interleukin (IL)-1 and IL-6 antagonists, but also tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, have been used in the treatment of adult onset Still's disease patients (AOSD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We summarised the available evidence for the effectiveness of biologic drugs in AOSD. A systematic review of the literature was performed in order to identify all the available data concerning the effectiveness of biologic drugs in AOSD...
September 5, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867213/transgenerational-pancreatic-impairment-with-igf2-h19-epigenetic-alteration-induced-by-p-p-dde-exposure-in-early-life
#9
Yang Song, Lei Yang
The hypothesis of fetal origins indicates that exposures in early development could induce epigenetic modifications in the male germ-line, affecting the susceptibility of adult-onset disease for generations. p,p'-DDE, the primary metabolite of persistent organochlorine pesticide DDT, is highly correlated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and a strong contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. In our previous study, ancestral p,p'-DDE exposure could induce transgenerational impaired male fertility with sperm Igf2 hypomethylation...
September 1, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860939/infectious-mononucleosis-like-syndrome-with-high-lymphocytosis-and-positive-igm-ebv-and-cmv-antibodies-in-a-three-year-old-girl
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Joanna Alicja Krupka, Katarzyna Samelska, Anna Tomasik, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Katarzyna Pawelec
Primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection usually affects preadolescent children or young adults, causing similar clinical presentation. Signs and symptoms are typically mild, and the majority of clinical and laboratory findings resolve spontaneously within one month after onset. In adulthood, the risk of fulminant EBV infection and severe complications is much higher, which may be related to increasing memory CD8+ T-cell population with age. It is still not clear what exactly triggers T-cell clonal proliferation...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838228/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-useful-in-discriminating-adult-onset-still-s-disease-and-sepsis-within-24-hours-after-hospitalization
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Hee-Jin Park, Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park, Soo-Kon Lee, Sang-Won Lee
Background/Aims: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a value representing the heterogeneity in the size of red blood cell, and it is usually used in distinguishing types of anaemia. Recently, it was reported that it could reflect the burden of inflammation in diverse diseases and their prognosis. Hence, in this study, we investigated whether RDW may contribute to discriminating adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) from sepsis in serious febrile patients within 24 hours after hospitalization...
August 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830453/experiences-of-antipsychotic-use-in-patients-with-early-psychosis-a-two-year-follow-up-study
#12
Rafal A H Yeisen, Jone Bjornestad, Inge Joa, Jan Olav Johannessen, Stein Opjordsmoen
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence is a major public health problem despite treatment advances. Poor drug adherence in patients with psychosis is associated with more frequent relapse, re-hospitalization, increased consumption of health services and poor outcomes on a variety of measures. Adherence rate in patients with first episode psychosis have been found to vary from 40 to 60%. However, most previous studies have addressed the consequences of non-adherence rather than its potential causes...
August 22, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809934/long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-the-incidence-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-nested-case-control-study
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Chiu-Ying Chen, Hui-Jung Hung, Kuang-Hsi Chang, Chung Y Hsu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Chon-Haw Tsai, Trong-Neng Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies revealed that chronic exposure to air pollution can significantly increase the risk of the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), but this relationship is inconclusive as large-scale prospective studies are limited and the results are inconsistent. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ascertain the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure in a nationwide population using a longitudinal approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using the National Health Insurance Research Dataset (NHIRD), which consisted of 1,000,000 beneficiaries in the National Health Insurance Program (NHI) in the year 2000 and their medical records from 1995 to 2013 and using public data on air pollution concentrations from monitoring stations across Taiwan released from the Environmental Protection Administration to identify people with ages ≥ 40 years living in areas with monitoring stations during 1995-1999 as study subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808874/postpartum-glucose-intolerance-an-updated-overview
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REVIEW
Ida Pastore, Eusebio Chiefari, Raffaella Vero, Antonio Brunetti
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased worldwide over the past three decades, as a consequence of the more westernized lifestyle, which is responsible for the increasing obesity rate in the modern adult's life. Concomitant with this increase there has been a gradual rise in the overall prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus, a condition that strongly predisposes to overt diabetes later in life. Many women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus show glucose intolerance in the early postpartum period...
August 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802751/acute-management-of-hemostasis-in-patients-with-neurological-injury
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REVIEW
M Irem Baharoglu, Anneke Brand, Maria M Koopman, Marinus Vermeulen, Yvo B W E M Roos
Neurological injuries can be divided into those with traumatic and nontraumatic causes. The largest groups are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and nontraumatic stroke. TBI patients may present with intracranial hemorrhages (contusions, or subdural or epidural hematomas). Strokes are ischemic or hemorrhagic. In all these disorders, thrombosis and hemostasis play a major role. Treatment aims to either cease bleeding and/or restore perfusion. We reviewed hemostatic and thrombolytic therapies in patients with neurological injuries by MEDLINE and EMBASE search using various key words for neurological disorders and hemostatic therapies restricted to English language and human adults...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795287/recent-advances-in-the-classification-and-treatment-of-ependymomas
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REVIEW
Heather Leeper, Michelle M Felicella, Tobias Walbert
Ependymomas are a subgroup of ependymal glia-derived neoplasms that affect children as well as adults. Arising within any CNS compartment, symptoms at presentation can range from acute onset due to increased intracranial pressure to insidious myelopathy. The overall survival (OS) outcomes in adult patients across the subgroups is heterogeneous with subependymoma having an excellent prognosis often even in the absence of any treatment, whereas supratentorial ependymomas tend to be higher grade in nature and may have an OS of 5 years despite gross total resection and adjuvant radiation...
August 10, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782197/early-life-adversity-epigenetics-and-visceral-hypersensitivity
#17
REVIEW
S Liu, S I Hagiwara, A Bhargava
Abdominal pain is associated with many gastrointestinal dysfunctions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Visceral hypersensitivity is a key reason for development of abdominal pain that presents in these gastrointestinal disorders/diseases. The pathogenesis of visceral hypersensitivity is complex and still far from being fully understood. In animal studies, visceral hypersensitivity has been linked to several early-life adverse (ELA) events. In humans, IBD, functional dyspepsia, and IBS can have adult onset, though the adverse events that lead to visceral hypersensitivity are largely uncharacterized...
September 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781105/adult-s-onset-still-disease-occurring-during-pregnancy-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Léo Plaçais, Arsène Mekinian, Marie Bornes, Armelle Poujol-Robert, Naiké Bigé, Eric Maury, Olivier Fain
INTRODUCTION: Adult onset Still's disease is a rare affection classified among non-hereditary autoinflammatory diseases. We here report a case of AOSD revealed during pregnancy with a life-threatening presentation along with a review of 19 cases from literature. CASE: A 38-years old woman was treated in our department for diffuse systemic sclerosis and associated Sjögren syndrome. She was pregnant and presented with acute fever and arthralgias. Laboratory data revealed mild liver cytolysis but a large screening for infectious and auto-immune diseases was negative and hepato-biliar imaging was normal...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772271/remission-phase-in-paediatric-type-1-diabetes-new-understanding-and-emerging-biomarkers
#19
Mireia Fonolleda, Marta Murillo, Federico Vázquez, Joan Bel, Marta Vives-Pi
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a metabolic disease of unknown aetiology that results from the autoimmune destruction of the β-cells. Clinical onset with classic hyperglycaemic symptoms occurs much more frequently in children and young adults, when less than 30% of β-cells remain. Exogenous insulin administration is the only treatment for patients. However, due to glucose dysregulation, severe complications develop gradually. Recently, an increase in T1D incidence has been reported worldwide, especially in children...
August 3, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765926/imaging-characteristics-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-demonstrated-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#20
Lei Jiang, Yan Xiu, Taoying Gu, Caihong Dong, Bing Wu, Hongcheng Shi
The diagnosis of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is non‑specific, and requires the exclusion of other diseases including infectious, inflammatory and malignant diseases. The current study aimed to summarize the imaging characteristics of fluorodeoxyglucose (18F‑FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) in patients with AOSD. The 18F‑FDG PET/CT characteristic observations of 32 patients with definite AOSD were retrospectively reviewed based on visual interpretation and the semi‑quantitative index of standard uptake value of maximum (SUVmax)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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