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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777524/mercury-involvement-in-neuronal-damage-and-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Veronica Lanza Cariccio, Annalisa Samà, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis are characterized by a chronic and selective process of neuronal cell death. Although the causes of neurodegenerative diseases remain still unknown, it is now a well-established idea that more factors, such as genetic, endogenous, and environmental, are involved. Among environmental causes, the accumulation of mercury, a heavy metal considered a toxic agent, was largely studied as a probable factor involved in neurodegenerative disease course...
May 18, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777360/crossed-aphasia-following-cerebral-infarction-in-a-right-handed-patient-with-atypical-cerebral-language-dominance
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Xiaoping Tan, Yang Guo, Saihong Dun, Hongzan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Crossed aphasia (CA), usually referred to as an acquired language disturbance, is caused by a lesion in the cerebral hemisphere ipsilateral to the dominant hand, and the exact mechanism is not clear. The development of handedness is influenced by education and training and the impact of habitualization, while language is more susceptible to the impact of speech habits, and it is not absolutely accurate to judge cerebral language dominance by the degree of hand preference. METHODS: We describe a case of CA after right hemispheric stroke in a right-handed patient with atypical language dominance and attempt to analyze the mechanism of CA based on functional imaging methods, including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776861/acceptability-and-functionality-of-the-kettle-strap-an-attempt-to-decrease-kettle-related-burns-in-children
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Obakeng Makhubalo, Dorothy Schulman, Heinz Rode, Sharon Cox
BACKGROUND: Extensive hot water burns (HWB) are common at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH). The majority are caused by kettle scalds. These burn injuries usually affect toddlers living in poor socio-economic circumstances. The majority of these injuries are preventable. AIM: This trial aims to demonstrate the acceptability and functionality of the Kettle Strap as a kettle safety device. The feedback will be used for a public awareness program marketed by the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa and ChildSafe as part of their mandate to reduce kettle related thermal injuries...
May 15, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776822/the-effect-of-age-and-sex-on-the-cervical-range-of-motion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fumin Pan, Rizwan Arshad, Thomas Zander, Sandra Reitmaier, Arno Schroll, Hendrik Schmidt
Cervical-flexibility examination is routinely performed in neck-pain patients. However, diagnosis of cervical-flexibility impairment requires physiological reference values, which vary widely among the population. Although there is a general understanding that the cervical range of motion (RoM) alters with age and sex, the consolidated details of these variations remain lacking. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the difference of cervical RoM in different age and sex populations...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776675/risk-factors-for-near-miss-events-and-safety-incidents-in-pediatric-radiation-therapy
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Nimrah Baig, Jiangxia Wang, Shereef Elnahal, Todd McNutt, Jean Wright, Theodore DeWeese, Stephanie Terezakis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Factors contributing to safety- or quality-related incidents (e.g. variances) in children are unknown. We identified clinical and RT treatment variables associated with risk for variances in a pediatric cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our institution's incident learning system, 81 patients age ≤21 years old who experienced variances were compared to 191 pediatric patients without variances. Clinical and RT treatment variables were evaluated as potential predictors for variances using univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 15, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775762/aortic-vascular-calcification-is-inversely-associated-with-the-trabecular-bone-score-in-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Jasna Aleksova, Samantha Kurniawan, Mirna Vucak-Dzumhur, Peter Kerr, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
INTRODUCTION: Progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) confers a marked increase in risk for vascular calcification, cardiovascular disease, fracture and mortality, with likely contributing factors including dysregulated bone metabolism and mineral homeostasis. In general population studies, increased vascular calcification is directly related to mortality and inversely related to bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). In patients with CKD, abnormalities in turnover, mineralization and bone volume, reduce the ability of DXA to predict fracture...
May 15, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775733/association-of-childhood-adiposity-measures-with-adulthood-knee-cartilage-defects-and-bone-marrow-lesions-a-25-year-cohort-study
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Tao Meng, Shaun Thayer, Alison Venn, Feitong Wu, Flavia Cicuttini, Lyn March, Terence Dwyer, Andrew Halliday, Marita Cross, Laura L Laslett, Graeme Jones, Changhai Ding, Benny Antony
OBJECTIVE: To describe the associations between childhood adiposity measures and adulthood knee cartilage defects and bone marrow lesions (BMLs) measured 25 years later. METHODS: 327 participants from the Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey of 1985 (aged 7-15 years) were followed up 25 years later (aged 31-41 years). Childhood measures (weight, height and skinfolds) were collected in 1985. Body mass index (BMI), overweight status and fat mass were calculated...
May 15, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774305/multi-slice-mri-reveals-heterogeneity-in-disease-distribution-along-the-length-of-muscle-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Stephen M Chrzanowski, Celine Baligand, Rebecca J Willcocks, Jasjit Deol, Ilona Schmalfuss, Donovan J Lott, Michael J Daniels, Claudia Senesac, Glenn A Walter, Krista Vandenborne
Background: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressive pathologic changes to muscle secondary to a cascade of inflammation, lipid deposition, and fibrosis. Clinically, this manifests as progressive weakness, functional loss, and premature mortality. Though insult to whole muscle groups is well established, less is known about the relationship between intramuscular pathology and function. Objective: Differences of intramuscular heterogeneity across muscle length were assessed using an ordinal MRI grading scale in lower leg muscles of boys with DMD and correlated to patient's functional status...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773221/are-there-distinct-forms-of-accelerated-forgetting-and-if-so-why
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Andrew R Mayes, Nicola M Hunkin, Claire Isaac, Nils Muhlert
Whether accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) and classic organic amnesia, particularly hippocampal-amnesia, differ qualitatively or merely quantitatively is disputed. Qualitative difference accounts postulate that ALF patients show normal recall memory for at least minutes, during which hippocampal-amnesics already show accelerated forgetting and impaired recall but, thereafter, ALF patients show accelerated forgetting and impaired delayed recall. These delayed impairments may be more severe than those shown by hippocampal-amnesics...
April 19, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773152/is-expressive-suppression-harmful-for-chinese-american-breast-cancer-survivors
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Qian Lu, William Tsai, Qiao Chu, Jing Xie
Emotion regulation strategies are important for cancer survivors' adjustment. Expressive suppression, defined as the active effort of inhibiting the expressive component of an emotional response, has been found to be a maladaptive emotion regulation strategy. These studies, however, have been limited to cross-sectional designs and primarily European American samples. Chinese culture encourages emotion suppression to preserve interpersonal harmony and therefore it may be important to test these emotion regulation processes with this population...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772990/the-effects-of-meniscal-geometry-on-susceptibility-for-meniscal-and-acl-injury-in-non-arthritic-knees-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Alexander Tejani, Qais Naziri, Preston W Grieco, Robert Pivec, Damon Greene, Bhaveen V Kapadia, Dipal Chatterjee, William P Urban
Prior studies have not found significant differences in meniscal parameters between patients with meniscal and ligamentous injury and those without. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such relationships exist. Clinical records and magnetic resonance images of three subject groups were reviewed. Group 1 solely had meniscal tears (medial/lateral), Group 2 had meniscal tears with concurrent ACL tears, and Group 3 had healthy knees. The mean age of subjects included was 35.9 years (range 8.2-72...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772068/risk-factors-associated-with-preterm-delivery-and-low-delivery-weight-among-hiv-exposed-neonates-in-china
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Liming Wang, Hongxin Zhao, Weiping Cai, Jie Tao, Qingxia Zhao, Lijun Sun, Qingbo Fan, Athena P Kourtis, Colin Shepard, Fujie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and preterm delivery (PTD) or low delivery weight among pregnant Chinese women with HIV. METHODS: The present retrospective cross-sectional medical chart review enrolled pregnant women with HIV who delivered at five tertiary hospitals in China between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014. Generalized linear mixed modeling was used to explore PTD (<37 weeks of pregnancy) and low delivery weight (<2500 g) risk factors...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770120/multiparametric-analysis-of-sniff-nasal-inspiratory-pressure-test-in-middle-stage-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Antonio Sarmento, Andrea Aliverti, Layana Marques, Francesca Pennati, Mario Emílio Dourado-Júnior, Guilherme Fregonezi, Vanessa Resqueti
The relaxation rates and contractile properties of inspiratory muscles are altered with inspiratory muscle weakness and fatigue. This fact plays an important role in neuromuscular disorders patients and had never been extensively studied in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In this cross-sectional study, these parameters were investigated non-invasively through nasal inspiratory sniff pressure test (SNIP) in 39 middle stage spinal onset ALS subjects and compared with 39 healthy controls. ALS patients were also divided into three subgroups according to a decline in their percentage of predicted forced vital capacity (FVC%pred ) as well as a decline in the ALS functional rating scale score and its respiratory subscore (R-subscore) in order to determine the best parameter linked to early respiratory muscle weakness...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769500/measurement-of-length-of-umbilical-cord-in-different-gestational-age-groups-in-bangladesh
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T Begum, M M Rahman, S Z Sultana, S A Ahmed, S Mannan, Z G Ara, A Ara, M M Hossain
The umbilical cord and placental have been considered to significantly contribute to the perinatal outcome. Long or short cord can lead to intrauterine fetal demise. So this type of study in placenta and umbilical cord can yield information for immediate and later management of newborn. This information may also be essential for protecting the attending physician in the event of a fetal outcome. This Cross sectional descriptive study would provide information about the length of umbilical cord in different gestational age groups in Bangladesh...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768103/efficacy-of-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-to-diagnose-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-in-dogs-with-cardiac-alterations-from-an-endemic-area-of-mexico
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Matilde Jimenez-Coello, Thomas Shelite, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Omar Saldarriaga, Rocio Rivero, Antonio Ortega-Pacheco, Carlos Acevedo-Arcique, Karla Amaya-Guardia, Nisha Garg, Peter Melby, Bruno L Travi
Chagas disease is a lingering Public Health problem in Latin America with ∼5.7 million people infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. Transmission is still taking place in most countries of the Americas, including the United States. Dogs are frequently infected with T. cruzi and its high infection prevalence is associated with increased risk of Chagas disease in humans. The city of Mérida in the Yucatan peninsula is endemic for Chagas disease and canines are frequently infected with T. cruzi. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a qualitative point of care (POC) molecular test (RPA-LF, recombinase polymerase amplification-lateral flow) developed in our laboratory for identifying infected dogs...
May 16, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766837/diet-quality-and-depressive-symptoms-in-adolescence-no-cross-sectional-or-prospective-associations-following-adjustment-for-covariates
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Eleanor M Winpenny, Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Martin White, Esther Mf van Sluijs, Ian M Goodyer
OBJECTIVE: Adolescence is a critical period for development of depression and understanding of behavioural risk factors is needed to support appropriate preventive strategies. We examined associations between adolescent diet quality and depressive symptoms, cross-sectionally and prospectively, in a large community cohort, adjusting for behavioural and psychosocial covariates. DESIGN: Prospective community-based cohort study (ROOTS). SETTING: Secondary schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, UK...
May 16, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766654/prospective-short-term-feasibility-study-of-perioperative-suprapubic-catheters-in-laparoscopic-colectomy
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Sayaka Nagao, Yoshihisa Saida, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Asako Takahashi, Tadashi Higuchi, Hodaka Moriyama, Toru Niituma, Manabu Watanabe, Koji Asai, Shinya Kusachi
INTRODUCTION: Here we report a prospective study on whether a temporary suprapubic catheter (SPC) can be safely inserted as a substitute for transurethral balloon catheterization during laparoscopy-assisted colectomy. METHODS: Our subjects included 52 cases who gave informed consent to have an SPC inserted. These subjects were selected from cases who underwent laparoscopy-assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer from October 2014 to August 2015. RESULTS: An SPC was inserted into 45 of the original 52 cases...
May 16, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765893/successful-management-of-acquired-tracheomalacia-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-report-of-three-cases
#18
Jung Hyun Yang, Tae Wan Kim, Byeong Ju Lee, Jin A Yoon, Myung Jun Shin, Yong Beom Shin
Tracheomalacia is characterized by weakness of the tracheal walls and supporting cartilage. It results in dynamic compression of the airway, where the cross-sectional area of the trachea is reduced by expiratory compression. Acquired tracheomalacia results from complications associated with the use of endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes. In this report, we present three cases of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) successfully treated for tracheomalacia, including one case where the patient underwent surgery for combined tracheoesophageal fistula...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765569/bolton-discrepancy-in-an-iranian-population-and-its-relation-with-maxillary-lateral-incisors-size
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Shabnam Ajami, Hamidreza Fattahi, Mahsa Zare, Peyman Jenabi
Background: Bolton's two main ratios describing the proportional size of upper and lower teeth, could contribute to estimating the excess or deficiency of tooth size necessary to obtain an ideal occlusion. However, the mean Bolton values are not the same among different societies. Determining the prevalence of tooth size deviations from population-specific Bolton indices might help local orthodontists to have a more concise treatment plan. Objective: The study aimed to define the prevalence of clinically significant tooth size discrepancies (TSD) in an Iranian population and to evaluate the influence of lateral incisors' size on this discrepancy...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765217/allergy-to-chlorpromazine-and-valproic-acid-following-carbamazepine-hypersensitivity-in-a-patient-with-an-hla-b-4601-allele
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Kumi Sakurada, Takeshi Kozaru, Kazuo Yamada, Masashi Nibuya, Kiyoshi Nagata, Eiji Suzuki
A 73-year-old man, exhibiting psychomotor excitement after traumatic brain injury, developed allergic cutaneous eruptions and hepatic inflammation that did not resolve after the cessation of carbamazepine (CBZ). Fusing maculopapular erythema was observed in the face, neck, presternal region, and bilaterally in the forearms and feet. A drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test revealed hypersensitivity to chlorpromazine (CPZ) and valproic acid (VPA), as well as to CBZ. The allergic reaction with eosinophilia to CPZ and VPA was suspected to have emerged following CBZ hypersensitivity, since previous treatment with CPZ and VPA prior to the introduction of CBZ had not been associated with adverse reactions earlier in the course of treatment...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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