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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633753/tumor-necrosis-factor-induced-alopecia-alternative-pathology-and-therapy
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Jeremy Udkoff, Philip R Cohen
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors are used to treat Crohn disease and psoriasis. Although they are typically well tolerated, adverse effects include the development of alopecia, and paradoxically, psoriatic lesions. We recently described a woman with Crohn disease who developed alopecia and scalp psoriasis during infliximab therapy. After discontinuing infliximab and beginning oral and topical therapies, her alopecia completely resolved. We compared our experience with that of the Craddock et al. who described a woman with Crohn disease and alopecia secondary to adalimumab therapy...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633724/change-in-end-expiratory-lung-volume-during-sleep-in-patients-at-risk-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Patrick Koo, Eric J Gartman, Jigme M Sethi, Eyad Kawar, F Dennis McCool
STUDY OBJECTIVES: As lung volume decreases radial traction on the upper airway is reduced, making it more collapsible. The purpose of this study was to measure change in end-expiratory lung volume (EELV) following sleep onset and to evaluate the relationship between change in EELV and sleep-disordered breathing. METHODS: Twenty subjects underwent overnight polysomnography, of whom 14 (70%) had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Change in EELV was measured throughout the night using magnetometry...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633720/evaluation-of-continuous-negative-external-pressure-cnep-for-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-pilot-study
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Jerrold A Kram, Robyn V Woidtke, Kenneth B Klein, Richard M Rose
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine if the application of continuous negative external pressure (cNEP) is effective and safe in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during an overnight in-laboratory sleep study. METHODS: A prospective, open-label pilot study in subjects with documented OSA recruited from the patient population at one sleep clinic. The intervention was application and titration of cNEP during overnight polysomnography. RESULTS: Of the 15 subjects studied (mean apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] at baseline, 43...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633127/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-gastric-phytobezoar-a-case-report
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Ippazio Ugenti, Elisabetta Travaglio, Elpiniki Lagouvardou, Onofrio Caputi Iambrenghi, Gennaro Martines
INTRODUCTION: Gastric bezoars are a rare condition associated with situations of gastric dysmotility and prior gastric surgery, though sometimes they can present without any risk factor. We describe the first successful treatment in medical literature of a large gastric bezoar in the outpatient setting through endoscopic fragmentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man was referred to our outpatient endoscopy clinic because of dyspepsia and epigastric pain. Upper GI endoscopy with a standard endoscope revealed a 10-cm-diameter gastric phytobezoar with necrotic pressure ulcer of the angulus...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632990/shortening-gametes-co-incubation-time-improves-live-birth-rate-for-couples-with-a-history-of-fragmented-embryos
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Anne Le Bras, Laetitia Hesters, Vanessa Gallot, Cathie Tallet, Gerard Tachdjian, Nelly Frydman
Short gamete co-incubation (SGCO) consists in decreasing the duration of contact between oocytes and sperm from the standard overnight insemination (SOI) toward 2 hours. However, the effectiveness of this technique to improve in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes remains controversial. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of SGCO in a poor prognosis population with a history of fragmented embryos defined by the presence of at least 50% of the embryos with more than 25% of cytoplasmic fragments...
June 20, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631849/experiences-of-closed-loop-insulin-delivery-among-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes
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C Farrington, Z A Stewart, K Barnard, R Hovorka, H R Murphy
AIMS: To explore the experiences of pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes, and the relationships between perceptions of glucose control, attitudes to technology and glycaemic responses with regard to closed-loop insulin delivery. METHODS: We recruited 16 pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes [mean ± sd age 34.1 ± 4.6 years, duration of diabetes 23.6 ± 7.2 years, baseline HbA1c 51±5 mmol/mol (6.8 ± 0.6%)] to a randomized crossover trial of sensor-augmented pump therapy vs automated closed-loop therapy...
June 20, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628341/observational-study-of-neural-respiratory-drive-during-sleep-at-high-altitude
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Joerg Steier, Nic Cade, Ben Walker, John Moxham, Caroline Jolley
Steier, Joerg, Nic Cade, Ben Walker, John Moxham, and Caroline Jolley. Observational study of neural respiratory drive during sleep at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol. 16:000-000, 2017. AIMS: Ventilation at altitude changes due to altered levels of pO2, pCO2 and the effect on blood pH. Nocturnal ventilation is particularly exposed to these changes. We hypothesized that an increasing neural respiratory drive (NRD) is associated with the severity of sleep-disordered breathing at altitude...
June 19, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628213/changes-in-kynurenine-pathway-metabolism-in-parkinson-patients-with-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia
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Jesper F Havelund, Andreas D Andersen, Michael Binzer, Morten Blaabjerg, Niels H H Heegaard, Egon Stenager, Nils J Faergeman, Jan Bert Gramsbergen
L-DOPA is the most effective drug in the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease, but chronic use is associated with L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in more than half the patients after 10 years of treatment. L-DOPA treatment may affect tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway. Altered levels of kynurenine metabolites can affect glutamatergic transmission and may play a role in the development of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia. In this study we assessed kynurenine metabolites in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of Parkinson's disease patients and controls...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627088/astrogliosis-and-impaired-aquaporin-4-and-dystrophin-systems-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Per Kristian Eide, Hans-Arne Hansson
AIMS: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is one subtype of dementia that may improve following drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This prospective observational study explored whether expression of the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and the anchoring molecule dystrophin 71 (Dp71) are altered at astrocytic perivascular endfeet and in adjacent neuropil of iNPH patient. Observations were related to measurements of pulsatile and static intracranial pressure (ICP). METHODS: The study included iNPH patients undergoing overnight monitoring of the pulsatile/static ICP, in whom a biopsy was taken from the frontal cerebral cortex during placement of the ICP sensor...
June 19, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625799/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient-to-predict-pulmonary-exacerbation
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T B Inman, J A Proudfoot, M Lim, C Demeterco-Berggren
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) experience a significant decline in pulmonary status before the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD). We hypothesized that hyperglycemia may be a factor in the decline of pulmonary function and increased frequency of pulmonary exacerbations. Long term continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has not been reported in patients with CF and impaired glucose tolerance. We performed CGM for three months in a 17year old male with F508del and F553X CF mutations, baseline forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1) of 92% predicted, and impaired glucose tolerance to evaluate changes in glucose levels prior to the diagnosis of a pulmonary exacerbation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625434/overnight-call-and-cognitive-functioning-will-tablet-based-assessment-be-the-solution-for-safety-check-in-residents
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Fei Chen, Susan M Martinelli, Harendra Arora
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August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625430/sensorimotor-and-executive-function-slowing-in-anesthesiology-residents-after-overnight-shifts
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George W Williams, Bairavi Shankar, Eliana M Klier, Alice Z Chuang, Salma El Marjiya-Villarreal, Omonele O Nwokolo, Aanchal Sharma, Anne B Sereno
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Medical residents working overnight call shifts experience sleep deprivation and circadian clock disruption. This leads to deficits in sensorimotor function and increases in workplace accidents. Using quick tablet-based tasks, we investigate whether measureable executive function differences exist following a single overnight call versus routine shift, and whether factors like stress, rest and caffeine affect these measures. DESIGN: A prospective, observational, longitudinal, comparison study was conducted...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625231/you-ll-feel-better-in-the-morning-slow-wave-activity-and-overnight-mood-regulation-in-interepisode-bipolar-disorder
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A M Soehner, K A Kaplan, J M Saletin, L S Talbot, I S Hairston, J Gruber, P Eidelman, M P Walker, A G Harvey
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances are prominent correlates of acute mood episodes and inadequate recovery in bipolar disorder (BD), yet the mechanistic relationship between sleep physiology and mood remains poorly understood. Using a series of pre-sleep mood inductions and overnight sleep recording, this study examined the relationship between overnight mood regulation and a marker of sleep intensity (non-rapid eye movement sleep slow wave activity; NREM SWA) during the interepisode phase of BD...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622706/electrical-stimulation-of-microengineered-skeletal-muscle-tissue-effect-of-stimulus-parameters-on-myotube-contractility-and-maturation
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Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Majid Ebrahimi, Sahar Salehi
Skeletal muscle tissues engineered in vitro are aneural, short in number of fibers required to function properly, and degenerate rapidly. Electrical stimulation has been widely used to compensate for such lack of neural activity, yet the relationship between the stimulation parameters and the tissue response is subject of debate. Here we study the effect of overnight electrical stimulation (training) on the contractility and maturity of aligned C2C12 myotubes developed on micropatterned gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) substrates...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620866/high-levels-of-igf-1-predict-difficult-intubation-of-patients-with-acromegaly
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Yu Zhang, Xiaopeng Guo, Lijian Pei, Zhuhua Zhang, Gang Tan, Bing Xing
PURPOSE: To investigate the characteristics of difficult intubation and identify novel efficient predictors in patients with acromegaly. METHODS: Patients with either untreated acromegaly or non-functional pituitary adenomas were enrolled. Patients with acromegaly underwent hormone assays, upper airway computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examinations and preoperative overnight polysomnography. The modified Mallampati classification, mouth opening, neck circumference, and neck extension were assessed, and the Cormack-Lehane grades and the time of tracheal intubation were recorded...
June 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620754/variation-in-pediatric-post-ablation-care-a%C3%A2-survey-of-the-pediatric-and%C3%A2-congenital-electrophysiology-society-paces
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Brynn E Dechert, Macdonald Dick, David J Bradley, Martin J LaPage
Although catheter ablation is a standard treatment for pediatric arrhythmias, there are no consensus guidelines for follow-up care. This study describes the variation in post-ablation practices identified through a survey of the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society (PACES). Pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society members were invited to participate in an online survey of post-ablation practices in September 2014. Survey questions targeted routine post-ablation practices for three common arrhythmia substrates: atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia, concealed accessory pathways (AP), and manifest APs...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618760/changes-in-the-serum-liver-and-renal-cortical-lipids-and-electrolytes-in-rabbits-with-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Abdelgayoum Ahmed Abdel-Gayoum, Mohamed Hamza Sulaiman Ahmida
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cisplatin is an anticancer drug that can induce nephrotoxicity. Its toxicity is associated with dyslipidemia and disturbed electrolyte balance. In the present study we investigated the changes in serum lipid profile and electrolyte levels and their contents in kidney and liver tissues of rabbits treated with cisplatin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight adult male New Zealand White rabbits were used in the experiment. Animals of groups C, P1, and P2 were injected with saline, cisplatin (4...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616043/angioedema-suppressed-by-a-combination-of-anti-histamine-and-leukotriene-modifier
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Brendan N Wong, Peter Vadas
RATIONALE: Angioedema without co-existent urticaria is due to a limited number of causes, including hereditary and acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, drug-induced angioedema or idiopathic histaminergic or non-histaminergic angioedema. We describe a cohort of patients with recurrent angioedema whose clinical features and response to medications are distinct from the causes above. METHODS: Patients were accrued retrospectively from an academic allergy practice between 2007 and 2014...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615380/leucine-differentially-regulates-gene-specific-translation-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle
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Micah J Drummond, Paul T Reidy, Lisa M Baird, Brian K Dalley, Michael T Howard
Background: Amino acids, especially leucine, are particularly effective in promoting protein synthesis. Leucine is known to increase the rate of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle through the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1-dependent, as well as -independent, signaling pathways. However, the overall translation program is poorly defined, and it is unknown how the activation of these pathways differentially controls the translation of specific mRNAs.Objective: Ribosome profiling and RNA sequencing were used to precisely define the translational program activated by an acute oral dose of leucine...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612399/postharvest-gaseous-ozone-treatment-enhances-quality-parameters-and-delays-softening-in-cantaloupe-melon-during-storage-at-6%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
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Mauro Toti, Cristian Carboni, Rinaldo Botondi
BACKGROUND: This trial shows postharvest gaseous ozone treatment to evaluate the quality parameters and cell wall enzymes during the Cantaloupe melon cv Caldeo storage at 6 °C for 13 days. RESULTS: The fruits were kept in cold storage and treated with 0.15 ppm gaseous ozone during the day and 0.3 ppm overnight; the control fruits (CK) are stored in normal atmosphere. The firmness was higher and ethylene concentration was significantly lower on treated fruits compared to CK (untreated)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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