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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637129/patient-reported-outcomes-in-gne-myopathy-incorporating-a-valid-assessment-of-physical-function-in-a-rare-disease
#1
Christina Slota, Margaret Bevans, Li Yang, Joseph Shrader, Galen Joe, Nuria Carrillo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this analysis was to evaluate the psychometric properties of three patient reported outcome (PRO) measures characterizing physical function in GNE myopathy: the Human Activity Profile, the Inclusion Body Myositis Functional Rating Scale, and the Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale. METHODS: This analysis used data from 35 GNE myopathy subjects participating in a natural history study. For construct validity, correlational and known-group analyses were between the PROs and physical assessments...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633310/macromolecular-creatine-kinase-type-1-in-immune-mediated-necrotizing-myopathy
#2
Taro Horino, Osamu Ichii, Kazu Ode-Hamada, Yoshio Terada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630410/investigating-the-life-expectancy-and-proteolytic-degradation-of-engineered-skeletal-muscle-biological-machines
#3
Caroline Cvetkovic, Meghan C Ferrall-Fairbanks, Eunkyung Ko, Lauren Grant, Hyunjoon Kong, Manu O Platt, Rashid Bashir
A combination of techniques from 3D printing, tissue engineering and biomaterials has yielded a new class of engineered biological robots that could be reliably controlled via applied signals. These machines are powered by a muscle strip composed of differentiated skeletal myofibers in a matrix of natural proteins, including fibrin, that provide physical support and cues to the cells as an engineered basement membrane. However, maintaining consistent results becomes challenging when sustaining a living system in vitro...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630220/beyond-cervical-lipomas-myoclonus-gait-disorder-and-multisystem-involvement-leading-to-mitochondrial-disease
#4
Roberto López-Blanco, Ana Rojo-Sebastián, Maria Henedina Torregrosa-Martínez, Alberto Blazquez
Madelung's disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis) is a rare syndrome in which there are multiple lipomas around the neck, upper limbs and trunk in the context of chronic alcoholism. We report on a female patient with lipomas and slightly progressive myoclonus, neuropathy, myopathy, ataxia and respiratory systemic involvement (labelled in the past as Madelung's disease). Multisystem involvement and family history of lipomas led to the development of mitochondrial genetic tests, which can assess two concurrent mitochondrial mutations: the m...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629674/cystinosis-distal-myopathy-novel-clinical-pathological-and-genetic-features
#5
Macarena Cabrera-Serrano, Reimar C Junckerstorff, Ali Alisheri, Alan Pestronk, Nigel G Laing, Conrad C Weihl, Phillipa J Lamont
Nephropathic cystinosis is an autosomal recessive lysosomal disease in which cystine cannot exit the lysosome to complete its degradation in the cytoplasm, thus accumulating in tissues. Some patients develop a distal myopathy involving mainly hand muscles. Myopathology descriptions from only 5 patients are available in the literature. We present a comprehensive clinical, pathological and genetic description of 3 patients from 2 families with nephropathic cystinosis. Intrafamiliar variability was detected in one family in which one sibling developed a severe distal myopathy while the other sibling did not show any signs of skeletal muscle involvement...
May 15, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627846/drug-induced-myopathies
#6
Romain Guemara, Ilias Lazarou, Ierre-André Guerne
Drug myopathies are frequent and their identification important because of their potential morbidity. Apart from statins, the drugs most often involved are glucocorticoids, antimalarials, colchicine, and antiretrovirals. These myopathies are largely preventable, particularly those that occur in combinations of treatments or in the presence of comorbidities. Their relatively specific presentation often makes it possible to approach the diagnosis and to target the possible molecule to be interrupted. In general, they are spontaneously and rapidly reversible upon discontinuation of the drug, with the exception of statin-induced autoimmune necrotizing myopathy ; however, the latter is reversible under immunosuppressants, when initiated early enough...
May 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627787/psychiatric-and-cognitive-characteristics-of-individuals-with-danon-disease-lamp2-gene-mutation
#7
Maya Yardeni, Omri Weisman, Hanna Mandel, Ronnie Weinberger, Giovanni Quarta, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Maria José Lobato-Rodríguez, Lourdes Fajardo Simon, Freimark Dov, Michael Arad, Doron Gothelf
Danon disease (DD) is a rare X-linked disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the LAMP2 gene, which encodes lysosome-associated membrane protein. It is characterized by the triad of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myopathy, and intellectual disability. Whereas the molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this disorder have been previously reported and continue to be explored, the cognitive deficits and psychiatric comorbidities manifested in DD remain an understudied topic. We systematically assessed cognitive abilities and psychiatric comorbidities in 13 males and females...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624465/muscle-pathology-in-vici-syndrome-a-case-study-with-a-novel-mutation-in-epg5-and-a-summary-of-the-literature
#8
Carola Hedberg-Oldfors, Niklas Darin, Anders Oldfors
Vici syndrome is a disorder characterized by myopathy, cardiomyopathy, agenesis of the corpus callosum, immunodeficiency, cataracts, hypopigmentation, microcephaly, gross developmental delay and failure to thrive. It is caused by mutations in EPG5, which encodes a protein involved in the autophagy pathway. Although myopathy is part of the syndrome, few publications have described the muscle pathology. We present a detailed morphological analysis in a boy with Vici syndrome due to a novel homozygous one-base deletion in EPG5 (c...
May 8, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624464/complex-phenotypes-associated-with-stim1-mutations-in-both-coiled-coil-and-ef-hand-domains
#9
Elizabeth Harris, Umar Burki, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Marcella Neri, Chiara Scotton, Judith Hudson, Marta Bertoli, Teresinha Evangelista, Bas Vroling, Tuomo Polvikoski, Mark Roberts, Ana Töpf, Kate Bushby, Daniel McArthur, Hanns Lochmüller, Alessandra Ferlini, Volker Straub, Rita Barresi
Dominant mutations in STIM1 are a cause of three allelic conditions: tubular aggregate myopathy, Stormorken syndrome (a complex phenotype including myopathy, hyposplenism, hypocalcaemia and bleeding diathesis), and a platelet dysfunction disorder, York platelet syndrome. Previous reports have suggested a genotype-phenotype correlation with mutations in the N-terminal EF-hand domain associated with tubular aggregate myopathy, and a common mutation at p.R304W in a coiled coil domain associated with Stormorken syndrome...
May 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624463/insights-from-genotype-phenotype-correlations-by-novel-speg-mutations-causing-centronuclear-myopathy
#10
Haicui Wang, Claudia Castiglioni, Ayşe Kaçar Bayram, Fabiana Fattori, Serdar Pekuz, Diego Araneda, Hüseyin Per, Ricardo Erazo, Hakan Gümüş, Suzan Zorludemir, Kerstin Becker, Ximena Ortega, Jorge Alfredo Bevilacqua, Enrico Bertini, Sebahattin Cirak
Centronuclear myopathies (CNM) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of congenital myopathies, defined histologically by increased number of fibres with centrally located nuclei, and type I fibre predominance in muscle biopsy. Myotubular myopathy, the X-linked form of CNM caused by mutations in the phosphoinositide phosphatase MTM1, is histologically characteristic since muscle fibres resemble myotubes. Here we present two unrelated patients with CNM and typical myotubular fibres in the muscle biopsy caused by mutations in striated muscle preferentially expressed protein kinase (SPEG)...
May 24, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624186/gaa-deficiency-in-pompe-disease-is-alleviated-by-exon-inclusion-in-ipsc-derived-skeletal-muscle-cells
#11
Erik van der Wal, Atze J Bergsma, Tom J M van Gestel, Stijn L M In 't Groen, Holm Zaehres, Marcos J Araúzo-Bravo, Hans R Schöler, Ans T van der Ploeg, W W M Pim Pijnappel
Pompe disease is a metabolic myopathy caused by deficiency of the acid α-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme and results in progressive wasting of skeletal muscle cells. The c.-32-13T>G (IVS1) GAA variant promotes exon 2 skipping during pre-mRNA splicing and is the most common variant for the childhood/adult disease form. We previously identified antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) that promoted GAA exon 2 inclusion in patient-derived fibroblasts. It was unknown how these AONs would affect GAA splicing in skeletal muscle cells...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623734/ig-seq-deep-sequencing-of-the-variable-region-of-atlantic-salmon-igm-heavy-chain-transcripts
#12
Aleksei Krasnov, Sven Martin Jørgensen, Sergey Afanasyev
Immunoglobulin M plays a key role in systemic protection of Atlantic salmon against pathogens. Until recent, studies have focused on antigen-specific antibodies and little is known about the IgM repertoire: its size, developmental changes and responses to antigens. We report the development of deep sequencing protocol to characterize the repertoire of IgM heavy chain variable region. Its structure and changes were examined at the early stages of life and after infection with virus of cardiac myopathy. Clonotypes are identified by the V and J gene segments and amino acid sequences of CDR3, which determine the contribution of the heavy chain to the antigen binding properties...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622964/grand-paternal-inheritance-of-x-linked-myotubular-myopathy-due-to-mosaicism-and-identification-of-necklace-fibers-in-an-asymptomatic-male
#13
Carola Hedberg-Oldfors, Kittichate Visuttijai, Alexandra Topa, Mar Tulinius, Anders Oldfors
X-linked recessive myotubular myopathy (XLMTM) is a disorder associated with mutations in the myotubularin gene (MTM1) that usually affects boys, with transmission of the mutated allele from the mother. Here we describe a family with unexpected grand paternal transmission of a novel mutation in MTM1 (c.646_648dupGTT; p.Val216dup) identified in a severely affected infant boy with a centronuclear myopathy. We confirmed the carrier status of the mother, but surprisingly we found that her father was a carrier of the mutated MTM1 gene together with wild-type MTM1...
May 10, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620495/familial-partial-lipodystrophy-and-proteinuric-renal-disease-due-to-a-missense-c-1045c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-lmna-mutation
#14
Athanasios Fountas, Zoe Giotaki, Evangelia Dounousi, George Liapis, Alexandra Bargiota, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Stelios Tigas
Proteinuric renal disease is prevalent in congenital or acquired forms of generalized lipodystrophy. In contrast, an association between familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and renal disease has been documented in very few cases. A 22-year-old female patient presented with impaired glucose tolerance, hyperinsulinemia, hirsutism and oligomenorrhea. On examination, there was partial loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the face, upper and lower limbs, bird-like facies with micrognathia and low set ears and mild acanthosis nigricans...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620494/endemic-goitre-and-hypothyroidism-in-an-adult-female-patient-dependent-on-total-parenteral-nutrition
#15
S Pearson, C Donnellan, L Turner, E Noble, K Seejore, R D Murray
We present the case of a thirty-year-old female patient who was referred to the endocrinology team with an enlarging goitre and biochemical hypothyroidism. She had been dependent on total parenteral nutrition for the previous six years as a result of intestinal failure thought to be caused by possible underlying mitochondrial disease. The patient also suffers from a Desmin myopathy, and at present, the exact aetiology behind her intestinal failure is not certain. The goitre was smooth and had been enlarging slowly over the previous few months...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617417/a-cohort-of-17-patients-with-kyphoscoliotic-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-caused-by-biallelic-mutations-in-fkbp14-expansion-of-the-clinical-and-mutational-spectrum-and-description-of-the-natural-history
#16
Cecilia Giunta, Matthias Baumann, Christine Fauth, Uschi Lindert, Ebtesam M Abdalla, Angela F Brady, James Collins, Jahannaz Dastgir, Sandra Donkervoort, Neeti Ghali, Diana S Johnson, Ariana Kariminejad, Johannes Koch, Marius Kraenzlin, Nayana Lahiri, Bernarda Lozic, Adnan Y Manzur, Jenny E V Morton, Jacek Pilch, Rebecca C Pollitt, Gudrun Schreiber, Nora L Shannon, Glenda Sobey, Anthony Vandersteen, Fleur S van Dijk, Martina Witsch-Baumgartner, Johannes Zschocke, F Michael Pope, Carsten G Bönnemann, Marianne Rohrbach
PurposeIn 2012 we reported in six individuals a clinical condition almost indistinguishable from PLOD1-kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (PLOD1-kEDS), caused by biallelic mutations in FKBP14, and characterized by progressive kyphoscoliosis, myopathy, and hearing loss in addition to connective tissue abnormalities such as joint hypermobility and hyperelastic skin. FKBP14 is an ER-resident protein belonging to the family of FK506-binding peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerases (PPIases); it catalyzes the folding of type III collagen and interacts with type III, type VI, and type X collagens...
June 15, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615891/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophies-in-india-a-review
#17
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Satish V Khadilkar, Hinaben Dayalal Faldu, Sarika Bapuso Patil, Rakesh Singh
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) are common in India. Information on LGMDs has been gradually evolving in the recent years. This information is scattered in case series and case studies. The aim of this study is to collate available Indian information on LGMDs and put it in perspective. PubMed search using keywords such as limb-girdle muscular dystrophies in India, sarcoglycanopathies, dysferlinopathy, calpainopathy, and GNE myopathy was carried out. The published information on LGMDs in Indian context suggests that dysferlinopathy, calpainopathy, sarcoglycanopathies, and other myopathies such as GNE myopathy are frequently seen in India...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614015/statin-induced-necrotizing-autoimmune-myopathy-importance-of-early-recognition
#18
Arif Hussenbux, Monika Hofer, Alan Steuer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614007/ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
#19
Samantha Sathyakumar, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Hesargatta Shyamsunder Asha, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic ACTH secretion is a less common cause of Cushing's syndrome, and is seen in 5 to 10% of cases with endogenous hypercortisolemia. We hereby describe our experience of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome, who have been managed over the past 10 years at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. METHODS: The inpatient and outpatient records of patients from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, clinical history, biochemical values, imaging features which included radiological findings and PET scans, management, details of follow-up and outcomes were documented...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611309/efficacy-and-safety-of-zhibitai-in-combination-with-atorvastatin-for-lipid-lowering-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#20
Danyan Xu, Jiahui Hu, Qinghua Wu, Zhiming Du, Yusheng Xue, Xu Zhang, Yi Li, Yushan Chen, Xiaoping Chen, Hong Zhang, Shuiping Zhao
BACKGROUND: Zhibitai, a natural lipid-lowering Chinese medicine, is well tolerated in patients and has low incidence of adverse events. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy, safety, and side effects of Zhibitai in combination with low dose Atorvastatin compared to high dose Atorvastatin in patients with coronary heart disease or at high risk of coronary heart disease. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, multi-center clinical trial on 720 patients with coronary heart disease or at high risk of coronary heart disease...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
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