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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526280/an-overview-of-medical-risk-factors-for-childhood-psychosis-implications-for-research-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Marianna Giannitelli, Angèle Consoli, Marie Raffin, Renaud Jardri, Douglas F Levinson, David Cohen, Claudine Laurent-Levinson
OBJECTIVE: Psychotic disorders in childhood and early adolescence often progress to chronic schizophrenia, but in many cases there are diagnosable medical and genetic causes or risk factors. We reviewed our clinical experience and the relevant literature to identify these factors and to define their clinical features, appropriate work-up and treatment. METHOD: We reviewed the results of comprehensive medical evaluations of 160 psychotic children and adolescents in our center...
May 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515550/communication-impairments-in-children-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-preliminary-study
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Shivani Tiwari, Divya Kallianpur, Kelly Ann DeSilva
PURPOSE: Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs) are a group of complex genetic conditions, predominantly affecting the pediatric population. While the understanding and identification of various IEMs has significantly improved over recent times, not much is known about the communication disorders in this population. The present study focused on identification and profiling of communication impairments in children diagnosed with IEMs. METHODS: Data was obtained retrospectively from medical records of children visiting a tertiary care hospital over a period of ten years (2005 - 2014)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511788/porous-structure-of-ion-exchange-membranes-investigated-by-various-techniques
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REVIEW
N Kononenko, V Nikonenko, D Grande, C Larchet, L Dammak, M Fomenko, Yu Volfkovich
A comparative review of various techniques is provided: mercury intrusion porosimetry, nitrogen sorption porosimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)-based thermoporosimetry, and standard contact porosimetry (SCP), which allows determining pore volume distribution versus pore radius/water binding energy in ion-exchange membranes (IEMs). IEMs in the swollen state have a labile structure involving micro-, meso- and macropores, whose size is a function of the external water vapor pressure. For such materials, the most appropriate methods for quantifying their porosity are DSC and SCP...
May 9, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505614/pulmonary-involvement-in-adult-patients-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#4
Christel Tran, Frederic Barbey, Romain Lazor, Luisa Bonafé
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are rare individually, but taken together, they affect 1 in 1,000 people. Most of the disease becomes apparent at the pediatric age; however, with the identification of late-onset forms, and with improved survival, several of these conditions may be found in adults of all ages. While the lung is not typically a primary site of clinical disease in patients with IEM, in some of them it can be a significantly affected organ with associated severe respiratory complications. Lung involvement can be a late- onset feature of a complex multisystemic disease, but sometimes it can also be the only manifestation of underlying IEM...
May 16, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475749/ineffective-esophageal-motility-clinical-manometric-and-outcome-characteristics-in-patients-with-and-without-abnormal-esophageal-acid-exposure
#5
K P Shetler, S Bikhtii, G Triadafilopoulos
The etiology and clinical impact of ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) remain poorly understood. Unless gastroesophageal acid reflux (GERD) is identified, symptomatic patients with IEM are challenging to treat. We sought to determine whether any clinical or functional characteristics could distinguish those patients with IEM and either normal or abnormal esophageal acid exposure.In this retrospective cohort study, we identified 46 consecutive patients presenting with heartburn, and other GER symptoms who underwent clinical, endoscopic, and functional evaluation that included high-resolution manometry (HRM) and ambulatory pH monitoring...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468868/diagnosing-childhood-onset-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Arunabha Ghosh, Helene Schlecht, Lesley E Heptinstall, John K Bassett, Eleanor Cartwright, Sanjeev S Bhaskar, Jill Urquhart, Alexander Broomfield, Andrew Am Morris, Elisabeth Jameson, Bernd C Schwahn, John H Walter, Sofia Douzgou, Helen Murphy, Chris Hendriksz, Reena Sharma, Gisela Wilcox, Ellen Crushell, Ardeshir A Monavari, Richard Martin, Anne Doolan, Senthil Senniappan, Simon C Ramsden, Simon A Jones, Siddharth Banka
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) underlie a substantial proportion of paediatric disease burden but their genetic diagnosis can be challenging using the traditional approaches. METHODS: We designed and validated a next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel of 226 IEM genes, created six overlapping phenotype-based subpanels and tested 102 individuals, who presented clinically with suspected childhood-onset IEMs. RESULTS: In 51/102 individuals, NGS fully or partially established the molecular cause or identified other actionable diagnoses...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414327/a-novel-antibody-against-cancer-stem-cell-biomarker-dclk1-s-is-potentially-useful-for-assessing-colon-cancer-risk-after-screening-colonoscopy
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Shubhashish Sarkar, Vsevolod L Popov, Malaney R O'Connell, Heather L Stevenson, Brian S Lee, Robert A Obeid, Gurinder K Luthra, Pomila Singh
DCLK1 expression is critically required for maintaining growth of human colon cancer cells (hCCCs). Human colorectal tumors (CRCs) and hCCCs express a novel short isoform of DCLK1 (DCLK1-S; isoform 2) from β-promoter of hDCLK1 gene, while normal colons express long isoform (DCLK1-L; isoform 1) from 5'(α)-promoter, suggesting that DCLK1-S, and not DCLK1-L, marks cancer stem cells (CSCs). Even though DCLK1-S differs from DCLK1-L by only six amino acids, we succeeded in generating a monospecific DCLK1-S-Antibody (PS41014), which does not cross-react with DCLK1-L, and specifically detects CSCs...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412083/elucidation-of-the-complex-metabolic-profile-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-using-an-untargeted-biochemical-profiling-assay
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Adam D Kennedy, Kirk L Pappan, Taraka R Donti, Anne M Evans, Jacob E Wulff, Luke A D Miller, V Reid Sutton, Qin Sun, Marcus J Miller, Sarah H Elsea
We sought to determine the molecular composition of human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and identify the biochemical pathways represented in CSF to understand the potential for untargeted screening of inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs). Biochemical profiles for each sample were obtained using an integrated metabolomics workflow comprised of four chromatographic techniques followed by mass spectrometry. Secondarily, we wanted to compare the biochemical profile of CSF with those of plasma and urine within the integrated mass spectrometric-based metabolomic workflow...
April 9, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409271/unique-presentation-of-cutis-laxa-with-leigh-like-syndrome-due-to-echs1-deficiency
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S Balasubramaniam, L G Riley, D Bratkovic, D Ketteridge, N Manton, M J Cowley, V Gayevskiy, T Roscioli, M Mohamed, T Gardeitchik, E Morava, J Christodoulou
Clinical finding of cutis laxa, characterized by wrinkled, redundant, sagging, nonelastic skin, is of growing significance due to its occurrence in several different inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Metabolic cutis laxa results from Menkes syndrome, caused by a defect in the ATPase copper transporting alpha (ATP7A) gene; congenital disorders of glycosylation due to mutations in subunit 7 of the component of oligomeric Golgi (COG7)-congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) complex; combined disorder of N- and O-linked glycosylation, due to mutations in ATPase H+ transporting V0 subunit a2 (ATP6VOA2) gene; pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 1 deficiency; pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase deficiency; macrocephaly, alopecia, cutis laxa, and scoliosis (MACS) syndrome, due to Ras and Rab interactor 2 (RIN2) mutations; transaldolase deficiency caused by mutations in the transaldolase 1 (TALDO1) gene; Gerodermia osteodysplastica due to mutations in the golgin, RAB6-interacting (GORAB or SCYL1BP1) gene; and mitogen-activated pathway (MAP) kinase defects, caused by mutations in several genes [protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor-type 11 (PTPN11), RAF, NF, HRas proto-oncogene, GTPase (HRAS), B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (BRAF), MEK1/2, KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS), SOS Ras/Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 2 (SOS2), leucine rich repeat scaffold protein (SHOC2), NRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (NRAS), and Raf-1 proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (RAF1)], which regulate the Ras-MAPK cascade...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389287/the-effect-of-revascularization-on-the-hemodynamic-profile-of-patients-with-infrarenal-aortic-occlusion
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Christos Argyriou, Efstratios Georgakarakos, George S Georgiadis, Nikolaos Schoretsanitis, Miltos K Lazarides
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing revascularization for infrarenal aortic occlusion (IAO) have been reported to present improved survival rates compared to those treated conservatively. Aim of this study was to investigate the hemodynamic changes induced after revascularization for IAO, as expressed with pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (Aix), augmentation pressure (AP), and pulse wave reflection coefficient (RC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients underwent revascularization (9 aortobifemoral/aortobiiliac bypasses, 2 primary iliac stenting, and 1 hybrid procedure of unilateral aortoiliac stenting and crossover bypass)...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381558/gain-of-function-mutation-of-a-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-nav1-7-associated-with-peripheral-pain-and-impaired-limb-development
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Brian S Tanaka, Phuong T Nguyen, Eray Yihui Zhou, Yong Yang, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Stephen G Waxman
Dominant mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 cause inherited erythromelalgia (IEM), a debilitating pain disorder characterized by severe burning pain and redness of the distal extremities. NaV1.7 is preferentially expressed within peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons. Here, we describe a novel NaV1.7 mutation in an 11-year old male with under-development of the limbs, recurrent attacks of burning pain with erythema and swelling in his feet and hands. Frequency and duration of the episodes gradually increased with age and relief by cooling became less effective...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375482/clinical-and-manometric-characteristics-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-esophageal-symptoms
#12
A Su, R Gandhy, C Barlow, G Triadafilopoulos
Dysphagia is a common problem in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD); its etiology is multifactorial and its management is challenging. In this retrospective cohort analysis using prospectively collected data, we aimed to objectively characterize dysphagia and/or other esophageal symptoms in patients with PD, assess the prevalence of outflow obstruction as well as major or minor disorders of esophageal peristalsis leading to impaired esophageal clearance and highlight objective parameters that can help in the current management algorithm...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353532/acute-illness-protocol-for-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-carnitine-disorders
#13
Saud H Aldubayan, Lance H Rodan, Gerard T Berry, Harvey L Levy
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are genetic disorders that disrupt enzyme activity, cellular transport, or energy production. They are individually rare but collectively have an incidence of 1:1000. Most patients with IEMs are followed by a physician with expertise in biochemical genetics (metabolism) but may present outside this setting. Because IEMs can present acutely with life-threatening crises that require specific interventions, it is critical for the emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, internists, critical care physicians, and biochemical geneticists to be familiar with the initial assessment and management of patients with these disorders...
April 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350448/mechanism-exploration-of-ion-transport-in-nanocomposite-cation-exchange-membranes
#14
Xin Tong, Bopeng Zhang, Yilin Fan, Yongsheng Chen
The origin of property enhancement of nanocomposite ion exchange membranes (IEMs) is far from being fully understood. By combining experimental work and computational modeling analysis, we could determine the influence of nanomaterials on the ion transport properties of nanocomposite cation exchange membranes (CEMs). We synthesized and characterized a series of nanocomposite CEMs by using SPPO as polymer materials and silica nanoparticles (NPs) (unsulfonated or sulfonated) as nanomaterials. We found that with the increase of NP loading, measured CEM permselectivity and swelling degree first increased and then decreased...
April 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343226/the-effect-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Shingo Kasamatsu, Tomoaki Matsumura, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Hideaki Ishigami, Takashi Taida, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Mai Fujie, Atsuko Kikuchi, Makoto Arai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is the most common gastrointestinal motility disorder. Studies have reported that IEM is related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the relationship between IEM and GERD remains uncertain. This study aims to clarify this relationship retrospectively. METHODS: We analyzed 195 subjects who underwent high-resolution manometry between January 2011 and September 2016. Of these subjects, 72 had normal esophageal motility (NEM) and 26 had IEM...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337809/expanded-newborn-screening-program-in-saudi-arabia-incidence-of-screened-disorders
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Majid Alfadhel, Ali Al Othaim, Saif Al Saif, Fuad El Mutairi, Moeenaldeen Alsayed, Zuhair Rahbeeni, Hamad Alzaidan, Mohammed Alowain, Zuhair Al-Hassnan, Mohamad Saeedi, Saeed Aljohery, Ali Alasmari, Eissa Faqeih, Mansour Alwakeel, Maher AlMashary, Sulaiman Almohameed, Mohammed Alzahrani, Abeer Migdad, Osama Y Al-Dirbashi, Mohamed Rashed, Mohamed Alamoudi, Minnie Jacob, Lujane Alahaidib, Fahd El-Badaoui, Amal Saadallah, Ayman Alsulaiman, Wafaa Eyaid, Ali Al-Odaib
AIM: To address the implementation of the National Newborn Screening Program (NBS) in Saudi Arabia and stratify the incidence of the screened disorders. METHODS: A retrospective study conducted between 1 August 2005 and 31 December 2012, total of 775 000 newborns were screened from 139 hospitals distributed among all regions of Saudi Arabia. The NBS Program screens for 16 disorders from a selective list of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and endocrine disorders...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336441/chronic-stress-induced-dendritic-reorganization-and-abundance-of-synaptosomal-pka-dependent-cp-ampa-receptor-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression
#17
Eun-Surk Yi, Seikwan Oh, Jang-Kyu Lee, Yea-Hyun Leem
Chronic stress is a precipitating factor for disorders including depression. The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a critical substrate that interconnects with stress-modulated neural networks to generate emotion- and mood-related behaviors. The current study shows that 3 h per day of restraint stress for 14 days caused mice to exhibit long-term depressive behaviors, manifested by disrupted sociality and despair levels, which were rescued by fluoxetine. These behavioral changes corresponded with morphological and molecular changes in BLA neurons, including chronic stress-elicited increases in arborization, dendritic length, and spine density of BLA principal neurons...
March 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304074/relative-frequency-and-estimated-minimal-frequency-of-lysosomal-storage-diseases-in-brazil-report-from-a-reference-laboratory
#18
Roberto Giugliani, Andressa Federhen, Kristiane Michelin-Tirelli, Mariluce Riegel, Maira Burin
Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) comprise a heterogeneous group of more than 50 genetic conditions of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) caused by a defect in lysosomal function. Although there are screening tests for some of these conditions, diagnosis usually depends on specific enzyme assays, which are only available in a few laboratories around the world. A pioneer facility for the diagnosis of IEM and LSDs was established in the South of Brazil in 1982 and has served as a reference service since then. Over the past 34 years, samples from 72,797 patients were referred for investigation of IEM, and 3,211 were confirmed as having an LSD (4...
January 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284393/epilepsy-in-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-with-therapeutic-options
#19
Jaume Campistol
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are rare conditions that represent more than 1000 diseases, with a global prevalence of approximately 1:2000 individuals. Approximately, 40%-60% of IEM may present with epilepsy as one of the main neurologic signs. Epilepsy in IEM may appear at any age (fetal, newborn, infant, adolescent, or even adult). Different pathophysiological mechanisms may be responsible for the clinical phenotype, such as disturbances in energy metabolism (mitochondrial and fatty oxidation disorders, GLUT-1, and cerebral creatine deficiency), accumulation of complex molecules (lysosomal storage disorders), toxic mechanisms (organic acidurias and urea cycle disorders), or impairment of neurotransmission...
November 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277491/manometric-subtypes-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility
#20
Mirjam Hiestand, Ala' Abdel Jalil, Donald O Castell
OBJECTIVES: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is characterized by well-defined manometric criteria. However, much variation exists within the diagnosis: Some patients exhibit exactly the required five weak swallows to make the diagnosis. Others show consistently ineffective swallows with total absence of any normal swallow. "We hypothesize" there are two different manometric subtypes of IEM; IEM Alternans (IEM-A) and IEM Persistens (IEM-P). METHODS: A total of 231 IEM patients were identified by high-resolution manometry (HRM)...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
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