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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054089/molecular-characterization-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-and-cryptococcus-gattii-from-environmental-sources-and-genetic-comparison-with-clinical-isolates-in-apulia-italy
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Maria Teresa Montagna, Antonella De Donno, Giuseppina Caggiano, Francesca Serio, Osvalda De Giglio, Francesco Bagordo, R D'Amicis, Shawn R Lockhart, Massimo Cogliati
The present study investigated the environmental distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans and C. gattii species complex molecular types, mating types and sequence types in Apulia, a region of Southern Italy. A total of 2078 specimens from arboreal and animal sources were analyzed. The percentage of positive samples was similar among both arboreal and animal specimens: 4.2% vs. 5.1% for C. neoformans species complex and 0.6% vs. 1.4% for C. gattii species complex. Molecular typing identified 78 isolates as VNI (76 αA and two aA), one as AD-hybrid αADa, and 16 as VGI aB...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054070/bedside-implantation-of-a-new-temporary-vena-cava-inferior-filter-safety-and-efficacy-results-of-the-european-angel-registry
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Stefan Baumann, Tobias Becher, Konstantinos Giannakopoulos, Claude Jabbour, Marlon Rutsch, Christian Fastner, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Uzair Ansari, Dirk Lossnitzer, Michael Behnes, Angelika Alonso, Thomas Kirschning, Guido Michels, Daniel Stern, Ruediger Dissmann, Olaf Kueck, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Carl Waldmann, Nicholas Bunker, Maurizio Postiglione, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
PURPOSE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequently occurring complication in critically ill patients. Simultaneous occurrence of PE and life-threatening bleeding, may render medical anticoagulation impossible. For these patients, inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) present a valuable therapeutic alternative. The Angel® catheter is a novel IVCF that provides temporary protection from PE and is implanted at bedside. The primary objective of the European Angel® catheter registry is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this IVCF...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054042/spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-ship-and-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-recent-literature
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Marit C I Lier, Romana F Malik, Johannes C F Ket, Cornelis B Lambalk, Ivo A Brosens, Velja Mijatovic
Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy (SHiP), an unprovoked (nontraumatic) intraperitoneal bleeding in pregnancy (up to 42days postpartum), is associated with serious adverse pregnancy outcomes. To evaluate the clinical consequences of SHiP and its association with endometriosis, a systematic review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines. PubMed, Embase.com and Thomson Reuters/Web of Science were searched for articles published since the latest review (August 2008) until September 2016. After assessment for eligibility, forty-four articles were included in this systematic review, describing 59 cases of SHiP...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054041/cardiovascular-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-previous-fontan-repair
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S J Bonner, O Asghar, A Roberts, S Vause, B Clarke, B Keavney
OBJECTIVES: To determine cardiovascular, obstetric and neonatal outcomes of pregnancies in women who have a Fontan circulation. METHODS: A retrospective case note review of all women with a Fontan circulation who attended the joint obstetric cardiac antenatal clinic at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester (UK) between 2004 and 2016 was performed. RESULTS: In total, there were 19 pregnancies in 9 women with a history of Fontan repair. 23 women with univentricular physiology attended in this time period...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054038/epileptic-headache-a-rare-form-of-painful-seizure
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Carlo Cianchetti, Filippo Dainese, Maria Giuseppina Ledda, Giuliano Avanzini
PURPOSE: To describe the concept, features and mechanisms of epileptic headache (EH). METHODS: Analysis of all published articles concerning EH and related subjects. RESULTS: There are more than 30 published case studies of patients with headache as the only manifestation of a seizure, a condition that has been variously called "EH", "ictal epileptic headache", "hemicrania epileptica", "cephalic pain seizure". It is necessary to differentiate EH from "migralepsy" and "ictal non-epileptic headache"...
October 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053990/persistence-and-infectivity-of-zika-virus-in-semen-after-returning-from-endemic-areas-report-of-5-cases
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S García-Bujalance, A Gutiérrez-Arroyo, F De la Calle, M Díaz-Menéndez, Jose R Arribas, J García-Rodríguez, M Arsuaga
BACKGROUND: There are limited data about the persistence and infectivity of Zika virus in semen of symptomatic travelers returning from endemic areas and even less data in asymptomatic cases. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the persistence and infectivity of ZIKA virus in semen in five patients with Zika virus infection returning to Spain from endemic areas. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristic of the five patients...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053913/morphological-changes-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-prevalence-and-characteristics-a-clinic-and-ultrasonographic-study-in-a-series-of-19-804-patients-over-25-years-old
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Hugo F G Martins, Alexandra Mayer, Paulo Batista, Fátima Soares, Vanessa Almeida, Ana Júlia Pedro, Victor Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the internal carotid arteries (McICA) are frequently found during cervical ultrasound studies. However, McICA's etiology remains controversial. During this study, the prevalence and demographic characteristics of McICA such as kinking, coiling or looping, identified by Doppler ultrasound, were analysed and its relationship with vascular risk factors and stroke was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed by analysing 19,804 patients between Jan 2000 and Jun 2012 who were submitted to cervical ultrasonographic study...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053907/motor-performance-deterioration-accelerates-after-50-years-of-age-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-1a-patients
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Stefano Tozza, Dario Bruzzese, Chiara Pisciotta, Rosa Iodice, Marcello Esposito, Raffaele Dubbioso, Lucia Ruggiero, Antonietta Topa, Emanuele Spina, Lucio Santoro, Fiore Manganelli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to describe, by a case-control and cross-sectional design, the correlation between clinical impairment and age in CMT1A patients. METHODS: We enrolled seventy CMT1A patients and seventy sex- and age-matched healthy controls. Motor performance was assessed through 10-Meter Walk Test, 6-Minute Walk Test and 9-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) of dominant and non-dominant side, and muscle strength was measured by using the Medical Research Council Score...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053904/a-direct-aspiration-first-pass-technique-adapt-for-acute-stroke-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Benjamin Gory, Xavier Armoiry, Rotem Sivan-Hoffman, Michel Piotin, Mikael Mazighi, Bertrand Lapergue, Raphaël Blanc, Francis Turjman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration First Pass Technique), involving the first-line use of large-bore distal aspiration catheter, is a new strategy in the mechanical thrombectomy of acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion. However, its impact on reperfusion rates, clinical outcomes, and complication rates is not fully examined. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of the literature searching multiple databases for reports on thrombectomy of acute stroke with the ADAPT technique and performed meta-analyses of clinical and radiographic outcomes...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053898/chronic-pain-has-a-strong-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
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Germán Morís, Libby Wood, Roberto Fernández-Torrón, José Andrés González Coraspe, Chris Turner, David Hilton-Jones, Fiona Norwood, Tracey Willis, Matt Parton, Mark Rogers, Simon Hammans, Mark Roberts, Elizabeth Househam, Maggie Williams, Hanns Lochmüller, Teresinha Evangelista
INTRODUCTION: Earlier small case series and clinical observations reported on chronic pain playing an important role in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). The aim of this study was to determine the characteristics and impact of pain on quality of life (QoL) in patients with FSHD. METHODS: We analysed patient reported outcome measures collected through the UK FSHD Patient Registry. RESULTS: Of 398 patients, 88.6% reported pain at the time of study...
October 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053888/epidemiological-patterns-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-in-lithuania-and-clinical-features-in-adults-in-the-light-of-the-high-incidence-in-recent-years-a-retrospective-study
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Daiva Radzišauskienė, Kęstutis Žagminas, Loreta Ašoklienė, Arminas Jasionis, Rūta Mameniškienė, Arvydas Ambrozaitis, Ligita Jančorienė, Dalius Jatužis, Iveta Petraitytė, Evelina Mockienė
BACKGROUND: Lithuania is one of the countries with the highest incidence of TBE in Europe. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological patterns of TBE in Lithuania, and characterize clinical features in adults in the light of the high incidence in recent years. METHODS: Surveillance data available on the website of the Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS of Lithuania were used to describe the epidemiological patterns of TBE. The retrospective study included 712 patients hospitalized in the Center for Infectious Diseases and the Center for Neurology of Vilnius University in the years 2005-2014...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053875/current-state-of-the-surgical-treatment-of-terminal-neuromas
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Graham C Ives, Theodore A Kung, Bao Tram Nghiem, Daniel C Ursu, David L Brown, Paul S Cederna, Stephen W P Kemp
Painful terminal neuromas resulting from nerve injury following amputation are common. However, there is currently no universally accepted gold standard of treatment for this condition. A comprehensive literature review is presented on the treatment of terminal neuromas. Four categories of terminal neuroma surgical procedures are assessed: epineurial closure; nerve transposition with implantation; neurorrhaphy, and alternate target reinnervation. Significant patient and case studies are highlighted in each section, focusing on surgical technique and patient outcome metrics...
October 19, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053855/rare-gabra3-variants-are-associated-with-epileptic-seizures-encephalopathy-and-dysmorphic-features
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Cristina Elena Niturad, Dorit Lev, Vera M Kalscheuer, Agnieszka Charzewska, Julian Schubert, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Hester Y Kroes, Renske Oegema, Monica Traverso, Nicola Specchio, Maria Lassota, Jamel Chelly, Odeya Bennett-Back, Nirit Carmi, Tal Koffler-Brill, Michele Iacomino, Marina Trivisano, Giuseppe Capovilla, Pasquale Striano, Magdalena Nawara, Sylwia Rzonca, Ute Fischer, Melanie Bienek, Corinna Jensen, Hao Hu, Holger Thiele, Janine Altmüller, Roland Krause, Patrick May, Felicitas Becker, Rudi Balling, Saskia Biskup, Stefan A Haas, Peter Nürnberg, Koen L I van Gassen, Holger Lerche, Federico Zara, Snezana Maljevic, Esther Leshinsky-Silver
Genetic epilepsies are caused by mutations in a range of different genes, many of them encoding ion channels, receptors or transporters. While the number of detected variants and genes increased dramatically in the recent years, pleiotropic effects have also been recognized, revealing that clinical syndromes with various degrees of severity arise from a single gene, a single mutation, or from different mutations showing similar functional defects. Accordingly, several genes coding for GABAA receptor subunits have been linked to a spectrum of benign to severe epileptic disorders and it was shown that a loss of function presents the major correlated pathomechanism...
October 7, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053833/clinical-pathological-and-functional-characterization-of-riboflavin-responsive-neuropathy
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Andreea Manole, Zane Jaunmuktane, Iain Hargreaves, Marthe H R Ludtmann, Vincenzo Salpietro, Oscar D Bello, Simon Pope, Amelie Pandraud, Alejandro Horga, Renata S Scalco, Abi Li, Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar, Charles M Lourenço, Simon Heales, Rita Horvath, Patrick F Chinnery, Camilo Toro, Andrew B Singleton, Thomas S Jacques, Andrey Y Abramov, Francesco Muntoni, Michael G Hanna, Mary M Reilly, Tamas Revesz, Dimitri M Kullmann, James E C Jepson, Henry Houlden
Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome represents a phenotypic spectrum of motor, sensory, and cranial nerve neuropathy, often with ataxia, optic atrophy and respiratory problems leading to ventilator-dependence. Loss-of-function mutations in two riboflavin transporter genes, SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, have recently been linked to Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome. However, the genetic frequency, neuropathology and downstream consequences of riboflavin transporter mutations are unclear. By screening a large cohort of 132 patients with early-onset severe sensory, motor and cranial nerve neuropathy we confirmed the strong genetic link between riboflavin transporter mutations and Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome, identifying 22 pathogenic mutations in SLC52A2 and SLC52A3, 14 of which were novel...
September 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053820/mood-disorders-and-risk-of-herpes-zoster-in-two-population-based-case-control-studies-in-denmark-and-the-united-kingdom
#15
Sigrun A J Schmidt, Sinéad M Langan, Henrik S Pedersen, Henrik C Schønheyder, Sara L Thomas, Liam Smeeth, Kathryn E Mansfield, Henrik T Sørensen, Harriet J Forbes, Mogens Vestergaard
We examined the association between mood disorders and risk of herpes zoster in two case-control studies using data from nationwide Danish registries and practices in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. We included incident zoster cases diagnosed in general practice (using systemic antivirals as proxy in Denmark) or hospital during 1997-2013 in Denmark (n = 190,671) and during 2000-2013 in the UK (n = 177,361). We risk-set sampled four matched population controls per case. Conditional logistic regression analyses adjusted for zoster risk factors showed that the odds ratios (ORs) for previous mood disorder among cases vs...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053742/are-current-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-criteria-diagnosing-different-disease-phenotypes
#16
Laura Maclachlan, Stuart Watson, Peter Gallagher, Andreas Finkelmeyer, Leonard A Jason, Madison Sunnquist, Julia L Newton
IMPORTANCE: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by a constellation of symptoms diagnosed with a number of different polythetic criteria. Heterogeneity across these diagnostic criteria is likely to be confounding research into the as-yet-unknown pathophysiology underlying this stigmatised and debilitating condition and may diagnose a disease spectrum with significant implications for clinical management. No studies to date have objectively investigated this possibility using a validated measure of CFS symptoms-the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire (DSQ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053665/is-duloxetine-an-alternative-in-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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Joaquín Ananías, Sebastián Irarrázaval
INTRODUCTION: Many osteoarthritis patients continue to present symptoms despite nonsurgical treatment. Duloxetine might be a viable alternative for such cases, but real clinical relevance remains unclear. METHODS: A literature review was conducted in Epistemonikos, the largest database for systematic reviews in health that compiles multiple sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane, among others. Relevant data were extracted, and information from the primary studies was reanalyzed...
October 18, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053654/retrospective-analysis-of-jaw-biopsies-in-young-adults-a-study-of-1599-cases-in-southern-brazil
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K Silva, A Alves, M Correa, A Etges, A-C Vasconcelos, A-P Gomes, S Tarquinio
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prevalence and the characteristics of jaw lesions diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 30 years in a southern Brazil reference center, over a period of 25 years. And to analyze the concordance between clinical and histological diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional retrospective study, the biopsies files from this center were retrieved and data regarding sex, age, bone localization, clinical and histological diagnosis were collected...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053652/a-report-on-the-clinical-pathological-correlations-of-788-gingival-lesion
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A Gambino, M Carbone, R Broccoletti, P Carcieri, D Conrotto, M Carrozzo, P-G Arduino
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and treatment of a variety of non-plaque related gingival diseases have become an integrated aspect of everyday dentistry. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between clinical appearance and histopathological features of gingival lesions in a large Northern Italian population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 788 cases of gingival and alveolar mucosal biopsies was set up. Statistical analysis was performed by calculating the odds ratio and 95% confidence interval (C...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053647/efficacy-of-different-methods-used-for-dry-socket-prevention-and-risk-factor-analysis-a-systematic-review
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M Taberner-Vallverdú, M-Á Sánchez-Garcés, C Gay-Escoda
BACKGROUND: Dry socket is one of the most common complications that develops after the extraction of a permanent tooth, and its prevention is more effective than its treatment. OBJECTIVES: Analyze the efficacy of different methods used in preventing dry socket in order to decrease its incidence after tooth extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Cochrane and PubMed-MEDLINE database search was conducted with the search terms "dry socket", "prevention", "risk factors", "alveolar osteitis" and "fibrynolitic alveolitis", both individually and using the Boolean operator "AND"...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
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