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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819949/addison-s-disease-concomitant-with-corticotropin-deficiency-and-pituitary-crh-resistance-a-case-report
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Krzysztof C Lewandowski, Katarzyna Malicka, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Andrzej Lewiński
A 36-year-old woman was found to have a low morning ACTH concentration despite a history of Addison's disease. Past medical history: At the age of 23 years the subject developed Graves's disease, which was treated with radioiodine. At about the same time, she claimed to have two episodes of pancreatitis treated with cholecystectomy. About seven months later she was euthyroid on L-thyroxine (TSH 1.51 mIU/mL) but was admitted with hypotension, hyponatraemia (sodium 109 mmol/L), and low morning cortisol (119 nmol/L)...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817555/notes-from-the-field-death-of-a-farm-worker-after-exposure-to-manure-gas-in-an-open-air-environment-wisconsin-august-2016
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John M Shutske, Rebecca A Larson, Daniel M Schaefer, Liz Y Binversie, Scott Rifleman, Cheryl Skjolaas
On August 15, 2016, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a previously healthy male employee of a Wisconsin beef farm was found dead near the edge of an outdoor 60,400 square foot (1.4 acre) manure storage basin (Figure). The basin was approximately 15 feet (4.6 meters) deep and nearly full. The victim, aged 29 years, was discovered by another worker; the coroner was notified at 6:50 a.m., and he pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Thirteen dead cattle were discovered in an adjoining pen; three others were struggling to stand and were euthanized...
August 18, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811515/localization-of-photoperiod-responsive-circadian-oscillators-in-the-mouse-suprachiasmatic-nucleus
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Tomoko Yoshikawa, Natsuko F Inagaki, Seiji Takagi, Shigeru Kuroda, Miwako Yamasaki, Masahiko Watanabe, Sato Honma, Ken-Ichi Honma
The circadian pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) yields photoperiodic response to transfer seasonal information to physiology and behavior. To identify the precise location involved in photoperiodic response in the SCN, we analyzed circadian Period1 and PERIOD2 rhythms in horizontally sectioned SCN of mice exposed to a long or short day. Statistical analyses of bioluminescence images with respective luciferase reporters on pixel level enabled us to identify the distinct localization of three oscillating regions; a large open-ring-shape region, the region at the posterior end and a sharply demarcated oval region at the center of the SCN...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798049/patient-reported-outcomes-from-a-phase-3-study-of-baricitinib-versus-placebo-or-adalimumab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-secondary-analyses-from-the-ra-beam-study
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Edward C Keystone, Peter C Taylor, Yoshiya Tanaka, Carol Gaich, Amy M DeLozier, Anna Dudek, Jorge Velasco Zamora, Jose Arturo Covarrubias Cobos, Terence Rooney, Stephanie de Bono, Vipin Arora, Bruno Linetzky, Michael E Weinblatt
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect of baricitinib on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis and an inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX). METHODS: In this double-blind phase 3 study, patients were randomised 3:3:2 to placebo (n=488), baricitinib 4 mg once daily (n=487), or adalimumab 40 mg biweekly (n=330) with background MTX. PROs included the SF-36, EuroQol 5-D (EQ-5D) index scores and visual analogue scale, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F), Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity (PtGA), patient's assessment of pain and Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire-Rheumatoid Arthritis (WPAI-RA), and measures collected in electronic patient daily diaries: duration and severity of morning joint stiffness (MJS), Worst Ttiredness and Worst Joint Pain...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795655/the-use-of-heart-rate-turbulence-and-heart-rate-variability-in-the-assessment-of-autonomic-regulation-and-circadian-rhythm-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-without-apparent-heart-disease
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A R Poliwczak, E Waszczykowska, B Dziankowska-Bartkowiak, M Koziróg, K Dworniak
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus is a progressive autoimmune disease. There are reports suggesting that patients even without overt signs of cardiovascular complications have impaired autonomic function. The aim of this study was to assess autonomic function using heart rate turbulence and heart rate variability parameters indicated in 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring. Methods Twenty-six women with systemic lupus erythematosus and 30 healthy women were included. Twenty-four hour ambulatory ECG-Holter was performed in home conditions...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794907/rai1-overexpression-promotes-altered-circadian-gene-expression-and-dyssomnia-in-potocki-lupski-syndrome
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Sureni V Mullegama, Joseph T Alaimo, Michael D Fountain, Brooke Burns, Amanda Hebert Balog, Li Chen, Sarah H Elsea
Retinoic acid induced 1 ( RAI1 ) encodes a dosage-sensitive gene that when haploinsufficient results in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) and when overexpressed results in Potocki-Lupski syndrome (PTLS). Phenotypic and molecular evidence illustrates that haploinsufficiency of RAI1 disrupts circadian rhythm through the dysregulation of the master circadian regulator, circadian locomotor output cycles kaput ( CLOCK) , and other core circadian components, contributing to prominent sleep disturbances in SMS. However, the phenotypic and molecular characterization of sleep features in PTLS has not been elucidated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793353/what-thedress-reveals-about-the-role-of-illumination-priors-in-color-perception-and-color-constancy
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Stacey Aston, Anya Hurlbert
The disagreement between people who named #theDress (the Internet phenomenon of 2015) "blue and black" versus "white and gold" is thought to be caused by individual differences in color constancy. It is hypothesized that observers infer different incident illuminations, relying on illumination "priors" to overcome the ambiguity of the image. Different experiences may drive the formation of different illumination priors, and these may be indicated by differences in chronotype. We assess this hypothesis, asking whether matches to perceived illumination in the image and/or perceived dress colors relate to scores on the morningness-eveningness questionnaire (a measure of chronotype)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792842/a-tool-for-assessing-the-quality-of-nursing-handovers-a-validation-study
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Paolo Ferrara, Stefano Terzoni, Salvatore Davì, Alberto Bisesti, Anne Destrebecq
AIM: Handover, in particular between two shifts, is a crucial aspect of nursing for patient safety, aimed at ensuring continuity of care. During this process, several factors can affect quality of care and cause errors. This study aimed to assess quality of handovers, by validating the Handoff CEX-Italian scale. METHOD: The scale was translated from English into Italian and the content validity index was calculated and internal consistency assessed. The scale was used in several units of the San Paolo Teaching Hospital in Milan, Italy...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769855/ratings-of-perceived-exertion-and-self-reported-mood-state-in-response-to-high-intensity-interval-training-a-crossover-study-on-the-effect-of-chronotype
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Jacopo A Vitale, Antonio La Torre, Roberto Baldassarre, Maria F Piacentini, Matteo Bonato
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of chronotype on mood state and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) before and in response to acute high intensity interval exercise (HIIE) performed at different times of the day. Based on the morningness-eveningness questionnaire, 12 morning-types (M-types; N = 12; age 21 ± 2 years; height 179 ± 5 cm; body mass 74 ± 12 kg) and 11 evening-types (E-types; N = 11; age 21 ± 2 years; height 181 ± 11 cm; body mass 76 ± 11 kg) were enrolled in a randomized crossover study...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768573/violence-exposure-and-adolescents-same-day-obesogenic-behaviors-new-findings-and-a-replication
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Joy Rayanne Piontak, Michael A Russell, Andrea Danese, William E Copeland, Rick H Hoyle, Candice L Odgers
OBJECTIVE: To test whether exposure to violence is associated with same-day increases in obesogenic behaviors among young adolescents, including unhealthy food and beverage consumption, poor quality sleep, and lack of physical activity. METHODS: Young at-risk adolescents between 12 and 15 years of age were recruited via telephone screening from low-income neighborhoods. Adolescents and their parents completed in-person assessments, followed by Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) delivered to 151 adolescents' mobile phones three times a day for 30 days (4329 person days)...
July 26, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764684/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-assisted-analysis-of-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-retinal-detachment-in-morning-glory-syndrome-a-case-report
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Lyubomyr M Lytvynchuk, Carl G Glittenberg, Siamak Ansari-Shahrezaei, Susanne Binder
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of non-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (non-RRD) associated with morning glory syndrome (MGS) is not established, as well as best surgical approach to treat RD. Our purpose was to analyse intraoperative optical coherence tomography data (iOCT) in all steps of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for non-RRD in MGS, in order to follow pathophysiological aspects of the disease and to understand the tissues behaviour during surgical workflow. CASE PRESENTATION: Intraoperative spectral domain optical coherent tomography (iSD-OCT) assisted PPV using Rescan 700 (Carl Zeiss Meditech, Jena, Germany) with epiretinal membrane (ERM) and internal retinal membrane (ILM) peeling, and air endotamponade was performed on the only eye of a 21 years old female with non-RRD associated with MGS...
August 1, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759180/central-hypoadrenocorticism-associated-with-rathke-s-cleft-cyst
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Fumika Kawano, Tomoyo Itonaga, Masanori Inoue, Miwako Maeda, Hiroaki Miyahara, Kenji Ihara
Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are non-neoplastic, sellar or suprasellar epithelium-lined cysts originating from Rathke's pouch in the pituitary gland. Patients with RCCs are usually asymptomatic, but some have only been identified when symptoms manifested in middle age. The characteristics of these patients during childhood or adolescence remains unknown. We describe an 18-year-old girl who had occasionally suffered from malicious fatigue in the morning since her early teens. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed T1 hyperintense/T2 hypointense signals between the anterior and posterior pituitary glands, indicating the presence of RCC...
July 2, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757697/corneal-ring-infiltration-in-contact-lens-wearers
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mohammadkarim Johari
To report a case of atypical sterile ring infiltrates during wearing soft silicone hydrogel contact lens due to poor lens care. A 29-year-old woman presented with complaints of pain, redness, and morning discharge. She was wearing soft silicone hydrogel contact lens previously; her current symptoms began 1 week before presentation. On examination, best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in that eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed dense, ring-shaped infiltrate involving both the superficial and deep stromal layers with lucid interval to the limbus, edema of the epithelium, epithelial defect, and vascularization of the superior limbus...
May 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756984/a-55-year-old-female-with-leukoencephalopathy-with-cerebral-calcifications-and-cysts-case-report-and-radiopathologic-description
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Jorge Novo, Diana Lin, Megan Shanks, Mehmet Kocak, Leonidas Arvanitis
Adult-onset leukoencephalopathies with increased cerebral volume can present a potentially challenging diagnosis for the pathologist. We present the case of a patient with a rare adult-onset disease called Leukoencephalopathy with cerebral Calcifications and Cysts (LCC). A 55-year-old woman with a history of morning headaches, mild memory loss, diabetes, and hypertension presented to the emergency department with acute onset altered mental status. CT scan revealed multiple small hypodense lesions in the white matter with calcifications in the bilateral cerebral hemispheres, basal ganglia, pons, and cerebellar hemispheres...
July 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755953/kidney-toxicity-related-to-herbs-and-dietary-supplements-online-table-of-case-reports-part-3-of-5-series
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Amy Christine Brown
BACKGROUND: No tabular summary of potentially life-threatening, kidney-toxic dietary supplements (DS; includes herbs) based on PubMed case reports is currently available online and continually updated to forewarn United States consumers, clinicians, and companies manufacturing DS. The purpose of this review was to create an online research summary table of kidney toxicity case reports related to DS. METHODS: Documented PubMed case reports (1966 to May 2016, and cross-referencing) of DS appearing to contribute to kidney toxicity were listed in "DS Toxic Tables...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753676/intraday-seasonalities-and-nonstationarity-of-trading-volume-in-financial-markets-collective-features
#16
Michelle B Graczyk, Sílvio M Duarte Queirós
Employing Random Matrix Theory and Principal Component Analysis techniques, we enlarge our work on the individual and cross-sectional intraday statistical properties of trading volume in financial markets to the study of collective intraday features of that financial observable. Our data consist of the trading volume of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index components spanning the years between 2003 and 2014. Computing the intraday time dependent correlation matrices and their spectrum of eigenvalues, we show there is a mode ruling the collective behaviour of the trading volume of these stocks whereas the remaining eigenvalues are within the bounds established by random matrix theory, except the second largest eigenvalue which is robustly above the upper bound limit at the opening and slightly above it during the morning-afternoon transition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749263/measuring-intraocular-pressure-in-white-s-tree-frogs-litoria-caerulea-by-rebound-tonometry-comparing-device-time-of-day-and-manual-versus-chemical-restraint-methods
#17
Jennifer C Hausmann, Ashley Krisp, Kurt Sladky, Paul E Miller, Christoph Mans
Ocular diseases reported in frogs include uveitis and glaucoma, which are associated with changes in intraocular pressure (IOP). The objectives of this study were to characterize the normal IOP for White's tree frogs ( Litoria caerulea ) using two types of rebound tonometers, and to assess whether time of day or method of restraint affected IOP. Eighteen conscious, unrestrained, ophthalmologically normal frogs were used to measure IOP using TonoVet® and TonoLab® tonometers, at three time points during the day...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748514/a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-total-glucosides-of-peony-combined-with-methotrexate-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Zhi-Tao Feng, Juan Xu, Guo-Chao He, San-Jin Cai, Juan Li, Zhi-Gang Mei
To assess the efficacy and safety of the combination of total glucoside of peony (TGP) and methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Randomized controlled trial (RCT) data on the traditional Chinese active component TGP combined with MTX vs. MTX alone for the treatment of RA was collected by searching the Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP Journals database, and Wanfang database up to February 2017. Study selection, data extraction, data synthesis, and data analyses were performed according to the Cochrane standards...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747861/acute-fiber-supplementation-with-inulin-type-fructans-curbs-appetite-sensations-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#19
Younis A Salmean
Background: Research points to a benefit of inulin fiber on appetite and weight regulation but results remain mixed. Objectives: To test the impact of 16 g/d of Inulin-type fructans (ITFs) on appetite and food intake in acute settings. Design: Forty college age females received either a fiber drink with 16 g of ITFs in 330 ml water or placebo. On the 8(th) day of the study, appetite sensations were assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS) along with food intake. Repeated-measures ANOVA were performed comparing VAS ratings during test day...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745489/the-dihydroxy-metabolite-of-the-teratogen-thalidomide-causes-oxidative-dna-damage
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Tasaduq H Wani, Anindita Chakrabarty, Norio Shibata, Hiroshi Yamazaki, F Peter Guengerich, Goutam Chowdhury
Thalidomide [α-(N-phthalimido)glutarimide] (1) is a sedative and antiemetic drug originally introduced into the clinic in the 1950s for the treatment of morning sickness. Although marketed as entirely safe, more than 10 000 babies were born with severe birth defects. Thalidomide was banned and subsequently approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma and complications associated with leprosy. Although known for more than 5 decades, the mechanism of teratogenicity remains to be conclusively understood. Various theories have been proposed in the literature including DNA damage and ROS and inhibition of angiogenesis and cereblon...
August 2, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
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