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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645628/the-association-between-socioeconomic-status-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-a-rural-bangladesh-population
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Michale Garshick, Fen Wu, Ryan Demmer, Faruque Parvez, Alauddin Ahmed, Mahbub Eunus, Rabiul Hasan, Jabun Nahar, Ishrat Shaheen, Golam Sarwar, Moise Desvarieux, Habibul Ahsan, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, CVD accounts for the majority of non-communicable mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of socioeconomic status (SES) on subclinical atherosclerosis measured as carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in a rural Bangladesh population. METHODS: Carotid IMT was measured between 2010 and 2011 in 1022 participants (average age 46, 40% male) randomly selected from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), a population-based prospective cohort study based in rural Bangladesh...
June 20, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641786/association-of-apolipoprotein-ciii-apoc-iii-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-and-peripheral-neuropathy-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-with-type-2-diabetes
#2
Sharon Li Ting Pek, Chee Fang Sum, Lee Ying Yeoh, Simon Biing Ming Lee, Wern Ee Tang, Su Chi Lim, Subramaniam Tavintharan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common complication of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Apart from hyperglycemia, its pathogenesis is poorly understood. Apolipoprotein-CIII (apoC-III) associated with triglyceride metabolism, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Its role in DPN is not well-established. We studied the associations of apoC-III, endothelial function and DPN. METHODS: In patients with T2D, anthropometric data, fasting blood, and urine were collected for biochemistry and urine albumin/creatinine measurements (uACR)...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641551/nailfold-capillaroscopy-within-and-beyond-the-scope-of-connective-tissue-diseases
#3
Sevdalina Lambova, Ulf Müller-Ladner
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a noninvasive instrumental method for morphological analysis of the nutritive capillaries in the nailfold area. In rheumatology, it is a method of choice among instrumental modalities for differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) in rheumatic diseases. RP is a common diagnostic problem in rheumatology. Defining the proper diagnosis is a prerequisite for administration of the appropriate treatment. Thus, nailfold capillaroscopic examination is of crucial importance for the every-day practice of the rheumatologists and is currently gaining increasing attention...
June 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640530/how-does-age-affect-the-outcome-of-kidney-transplantation-in-elderly-recipients
#4
Flavia Neri, Lucrezia Furian, Francesco Cavallin, Matteo Ravaioli, Cristina Silvestre, Paola Donato, Gaetano La Manna, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Paolo Rigotti
The aging of the on-dialysis population raises the issue of whether to propose elderly patients for kidney transplantation and how to manage their immunosuppression. This study aims to analyze the outcome of kidney transplantation on an Italian series of elderly recipients. We included in this retrospective study all patients over 60 years, receiving a deceased-donor kidney transplantation from January 2004 to December 2014 in two north Italian Centers. We analyzed the correlation of recipient age with graft's and patient's survival, delayed graft function (DGF), acute cellular rejection (ACR), surgical complications, infections and glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640343/the-peculiar-breeding-biology-of-the-amazonian-frog-allobates-subfolionidificans-aromobatidae
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Jesus R D Souza, Igor L Kaefer, Albertina P Lima
Allobates subfolionidificans is a vulnerable and endemic leaf-litter frog from the state of Acre, Brazilian Amazonia. We monitored a population of A. subfolionidificans through regular censuses and mark-recapture of 181 individuals during an entire breeding season to characterize its reproductive behavior. The space use of A. subfolionidificans individuals differed between sexes, with males using smaller and more segregated spaces. Males defended territories and were aggressive against same-sex individuals, which was not the case in females...
April 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639002/risk-factors-of-flare-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-both-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-remission-a-retrospective-study-from-china
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Jingjing Han, Yan Geng, Xuerong Deng, Zhuoli Zhang
Ultrasonographic remission in addition to clinical remission is probably becoming a new target in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The current study aimed to investigate the risk factors of flare in RA patients who achieved both clinical and ultrasonographic remission. RA patients fulfilled both clinical remission and ultrasonographic remissions were retrospectively enrolled in this study. Baseline clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic data were collected. Durations of clinical remission before enrollment and medication strategy during follow-up were recorded...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638684/the-new-acr-eular-criteria-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-identify-patients-with-same-disease-activity-but-less-damage-by-ultrasound
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Sibel Zehra Aydın, Concepcion Castillo-Gallego, Jackie Nam, Jane Freeston, Sarah Horton, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22 patients, NEW-RA alone) and 23 patients with undifferentiated arthritis, were scanned using ultrasound...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638581/images-in-clinical-medicine-tophi
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Amr Salama, Richard Alweis
Tophi (plural of tophus, Latin for "stone") are stone-like deposits of monosodium urate in the soft tissues, synovial tissues, or in bones near the joints. They are pathognomonic for gout, the most common inflammatory arthritis in the United States, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 4%. It is usually the end result of loss of the balance between uric acid production and excretion. It can be found anywhere in the body especially in areas of friction or trauma. It is usually painless and rarely to present as the initial manifestation of gout...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634697/in-psoriatic-arthritis-dkk-1-and-pth-are-lower-than-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-healthy-controls
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Angelo Fassio, Luca Idolazzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Camilla Benini, Elisabetta Vantaggiato, Francesco Bertoldo, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is characterized by bone erosive damage often associated with exuberant bone formation especially in enthesial sites. Dkk-1 and sclerostin are the main inhibitors of the WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway and play a key role in the regulation of both bone formation and resorption. We performed this study in order to compare the serum levels of the WNT-pathway regulators along with bone turnover markers (BTM) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) between three different groups: one group of female patients affected by PsA, one group of female patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and healthy female controls (HC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634619/implementation-of-li-rads-into-a-radiological-practice
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REVIEW
Stefan T Siedlikowski, Ania Z Kielar, Eleanor L Ormsby, Bijan Bijan, Christopher Kagay
Since its introduction in 2011, Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) has become an increasingly utilized method for radiologists to categorize lesions for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients at risk (American College of Radiology, www.acr.org/quality-safety/resources/lirads 2016). This overview article presents insight into methods of incorporating LI-RADS into an existing clinical practice, highlighting concrete ways to establish this system as a mainstay in any radiologist's evidence-based armamentarium...
June 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629425/screening-for-chronic-kidney-disease-of-uncertain-aetiology-in-sri-lanka-usability-of-surrogate-biomarkers-over-dipstick-proteinuria
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Samantha Ratnayake, Zeid Badurdeen, Nishantha Nanayakkara, Tilak Abeysekara, Neelakanthi Ratnatunga, Ranjith Kumarasiri
BACKGROUND: The use of dipstick proteinuria to screen Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka is a recently debated matter of dispute. The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of biomarkers: serum creatinine, cystatin C and urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) for screening CKDu in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Forty-four male CKDu patients and 49 healthy males from a CKDu-endemic region were selected. Meanwhile, 25 healthy males from a non-endemic region were selected as an absolute control...
June 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629030/high-degradation-rate-of-fe-20mn-based-bio-alloys-by-accumulative-cryo-rolling-and-annealing
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Hanning Li, Yanan Wang, Qiuming Peng
A new strategy of accumulative cryo-rolling (ACR) at liquid nitrogen temperature and annealing was performed to improve degradation rate of Fe-Mn-based implants. Differing from as-cast and ACRed Fe-Mn-based alloys with single-phase austenite, ACRed-annealed sample mainly consists of austenite and non-equilibrium Fe5C2 precipitate. ACR-annealed sample shows a degradation rate of 0.0388mA·cm(-2), which is 4.6 times higher than as-cast alloy. Pitting corrosion plays a dominant role in both as-cast and ACRed samples...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628467/juvenile-and-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-comparative-study-in-a-large-cohort-from-the-spanish-society-of-rheumatology-lupus-registry-relesser
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Vicenç Torrente-Segarra, Tarek Carlos Salman Monte, Iñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Fernando Sánchez-Alonso, Francisco Javier López-Longo, María Galindo-Izquierdo, Jaime Calvo-Alén, Alejandro Olivé-Marqués, Jesús Ibañez-Ruán, Loreto Horcada, Ana Sánchez-Atrio, Carlos Montilla, Rafael Benito Melero González, Elvira Díez-Álvarez, Victor Martinez-Taboada, José Luis Andreu, Olaia Fernández-Berrizbeitia, José Ángel Hernández-Beriain, Marian Gantes, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, Ángela Pecondón-Español, Carlos Marras, Gema Bonilla, José M Pego-Reigosa
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) features and to establish its differences compared to adult-onset SLE (aSLE) from a large national database. METHODS: Data from patients (≥4 ACR criteria) included in Spanish Society of Rheumatology Lupus Registry (RELESSER) were analysed. Sociodemographic, clinical, serological, activity, treatment, cumulative damage, comorbidities and severity data were collected. Patients with disease onset <18 years were described and compared to those with disease onset ≥18 years...
June 12, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625611/comparing-sf-36%C3%A2-scores-versus-biomarkers-to-predict-mortality-in-primary-cardiac-prevention-patients
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EDITORIAL
Rony Lahoud, Vasutakarn Chongthammakun, Yuping Wu, Nael Hawwa, Danielle M Brennan, Leslie Cho
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification plays an important role in evaluating patients with no known cardiovascular disease (CVD). Few studies have investigated health-related quality of life questionnaires such as the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36®) as predictive tools for mortality, particularly in direct comparison with biomarkers. Our objective is to measure the relative effectiveness of SF-36® scores in predicting mortality when compared to traditional and novel biomarkers in a primary prevention population...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620968/clinical-practice-guidelines-incorporating-input-from-a-patient-panel
#15
Susan M Goodman, Amy S Miller, Marat Turgunbaev, Gordon Guyatt, Adolph Yates, Bryan Springer, Jasvinder A Singh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the integral role of a Patient Panel in the development of the 2017 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) clinical practice guideline. METHODS: We convened a Panel of 11 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, all of whom had undergone 1 or more arthroplasties, to review the evidence and provide guidance on recommendations for the 2017 ACR/AAHKS guideline to address the perioperative management of antirheumatic medication in patients with rheumatic diseases undergoing elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618754/evaluation-and-comparison-of-radiologic-pathologic-findings-in-invasive-cribriform-carcinoma-of-the-breast
#16
Pınar Balci, Işıl Başara Akin, Nevin Köremezli, Merih Güray Durak, Canan Altay, Naciye Sinem Gezer, Ali İbrahim Sevinç
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to report invasive cribriform carcinoma (ICC) with radiological and histopathologic correlations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients with ICC were classified into two groups; pure ICC patients and patients with >50% cribriform carcinoma component were included in group 1, while patients with <50% cribriform carcinoma component were included in group 2. All patients were reviewed according to American College of Radiology (ACR) breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) lexicon of mammography (MG), ultrasonography (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616661/clinical-relevance-of-p-glycoprotein-activity-on-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-and-polymorphonuclear-neutrophils-to-methotrexate-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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Mario García-Carrasco, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Salvador Macías-Díaz, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Socorro Méndez-Martínez, Pamela Soto-Santillán, Beatriz Pérez-Romano, Erick A Jiménez-Herrera, Omar Guzmán-Ruiz, Alejandro Ruiz-Argüelles
To elucidate the relationship between P-glycoprotein activity on peripheral blood leukocytes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with lupus arthritis and the clinical response to methotrexate. An observational study was made in patients with SLE according to ACR criteria 1997 who had arthralgia and arthritis and received methotrexate for ≥3 months. Methotrexate responders and non-responders were compared according to the Clinical Disease Activity Index. Mononuclear cells and polymorphonuclear neutrophils were isolated from SLE patients and P-glycoprotein expression was measured using the relative fluorescence index and percentage of positive cells...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615036/predictors-of-the-response-to-etanercept-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-without-systemic-manifestations-within-12-months-results-of-an-open-label-prospective-study-conducted-at-the-national-scientific-and-practical-center-of-children-s-health
#18
Ekaterina I Alexeeva, Leyla S Namazova-Baranova, Tatyana M Bzarova, Saniya I Valieva, Rina V Denisova, Tatyana V Sleptsova, Kseniya B Isaeva, Alexandra M Chomahidze, Nikolay I Taibulatov, Anna N Fetisova, Anna V Karaseva, Alexandr A Baranov
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of etanercept treatment and to identify predictors of response to therapy within 12 months in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) without systemic manifestations. METHODS: A total of 197 juvenile patients were enrolled in this study. Response to therapy was assessed using the ACRPedi 30/50/70/90 criteria, the Wallace criteria, and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score 71 (JADAS-71)...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614453/dengue-infection-during-pregnancy-and-adverse-maternal-fetal-and-infant-health-outcomes-in-rio-branco-acre-state-brazil-2007-2012
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Helena Albuquerque Catão Feitoza, Sergio Koifman, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Valéria Saraceni
The effects of dengue infection during pregnancy have not been previously studied in Rio Branco, Acre State, Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the risks of maternal, fetal, and infant complications resulting from dengue infection during pregnancy. The study compared two cohorts of pregnant women, exposed versus unexposed to dengue virus, from 2007 to 2012. Incidence rates and risk ratios were estimated for maternal, fetal, and infant complications. In the exposed cohort there were 3 fetal deaths and 5 neonatal deaths...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612449/changes-in-urine-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-with-the-initiation-of-hydroxyurea-therapy-among-children-and-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-disease
#20
Sarah Tehseen, Clinton H Joiner, Peter A Lane, Marianne E Yee
BACKGROUND: Renal damage is a progressive complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) that begins in childhood and may progress to renal failure and early mortality in 12% of adults with hemoglobin SS (HbSS) SCD. Early sickle nephropathy is characterized by hyperfiltration and microalbuminuria; therefore, urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) is an effective screening tool for its detection. PROCEDURE: This study investigated the effect of hydroxyurea (HU) therapy on urine ACR levels among children with SCD...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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