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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453918/high-dose-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-affects-insulin-secretory-mechanism-of-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
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Eiji Yamato
OBJECTIVE: Histone deacytylase inhibitors (HDACis) inhibit the deacetylation of the lysine residue of proteins, including histones, and regulate the transcription of a variety of genes. Recently, HDACis have been used clinically as anti-cancer drugs and possible anti-diabetic drugs. Even though HDACis have been proven to protect the cytokine-induced damage of pancreatic beta cells, evidence also shows that high doses of HDACis are cytotoxic. In the present study, we, therefore, investigated the eff ect of HDACis on insulin secretion in a pancreatic beta cell line...
January 1, 2018: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452371/a-bidirectional-association-between-cognitive-ability-in-young-adulthood-and-epilepsy-a-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Merete Osler, Erik L Mortensen, Kaare Christensen, Gunhild T Christensen
Aim: To investigate the bidirectional association between cognitive ability in young adulthood and epilepsy. Methods: This cohort study included 1 159 076 men enrolled in the mandatory conscription board examination from the Danish Conscription Database (DCD; 658 465 men examined 1957-84), the Danish Defence Personnel Organization Database (DPOD; 216 509 men examined 1987-2005) and the Danish Conscription Registry (DCR; 284 102 men examined 2006-15). A supplementary analysis included 14 814 female volunteers...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450863/using-self-reported-patient-experiences-to-understand-patient-burden-learnings-from-digital-patient-communities-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#3
Prashanth Sunkureddi, Dawn Gibson, Stephen Doogan, John Heid, Samir Benosman, Yujin Park
INTRODUCTION: Online communities contain a wealth of information containing unsolicited patient experiences that may go beyond what is captured by guided surveys or patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used in clinical settings. This study described patient experiences reported online to better understand the day-to-day disease burden of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Unguided, English-language patient narratives reported between January 2010 and May 2016 were collected from 52 online sources (e...
February 15, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444696/bedside-analysis-of-the-sublingual-microvascular-glycocalyx-in-the-emergency-room-and-intensive-care-unit-the-glyconurse-study
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Alexandros Rovas, Alexander-Henrik Lukasz, Hans Vink, Marc Urban, Jan Sackarnd, Hermann Pavenstädt, Philipp Kümpers
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the endothelial glycocalyx (eGC), a protective carbohydrate-rich layer lining the luminal surface of the endothelium, plays a key role in vascular barrier dysfunction and eventually organ-failure in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis. Early detection of glycocalyx damage could thus become an important goal in critical care. This study was designed to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of quantitative, real-time glycocalyx measurements performed at bedside in the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU)...
February 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443454/voice-quality-outcomes-of-idiopathic-parkinson-disease-medical-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Jerome R Lechien, Serge Blecic, Kathy Huet, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Virginie Roland, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
INTRODUCTION: To investigate voice quality (VQ) impairments in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) and to explore the impact of medical treatments and L-Dopa challenge testing on voice. METHODS: Relevant studies published between January 1980 and June 2017 describing VQ evaluations in IPD were retrieved using PubMed, Scopus, Biological Abstracts, BioMed Central, and Cochrane databases. Issues of clinical relevance, including IPD treatment efficiency and voice quality outcomes, were evaluated for each study...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439353/evaluating-peripersonal-space-through-the-functional-transcranial-doppler-are-we-paving-the-way-for-early-detecting-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-conversion
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Angela Marra, Antonino Naro, Antonino Chillura, Alessia Bramanti, Giuseppa Maresca, Rosaria De Luca, Alfredo Manuli, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
BACKGROUND: Identifying the patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who may develop dementia (MDC) is challenging. The study of peripersonal space (PPS) by using functional transcranial Doppler (fTCD) could be used for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: To identify changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) during motor tasks targeting PPS, which can predict MDC. METHODS: We evaluated the changes in CBF in 22 patients with MCI and 23 with dementia [Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD)] during a motor task (passive mobilization, motor imagery, and movement observation) in which the hand of the subject moved forward and backward the face...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439347/quantifying-the-diagnostic-pathway-for-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-real-world-data-from-seven-european-and-north-american-countries
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Craig W Ritchie, Christopher M Black, Rezaul K Khandker, Robert Wood, Eddie Jones, Xiaohan Hu, Baishali M Ambegaonkar
To ensure that patients with dementia and their caregivers receive appropriate treatment and support, early diagnosis is essential but remains challenging. Real-world data from a multi-national, cross-sectional survey of physicians and their patients were analyzed to quantify the diagnostic pathway for dementia, including a focus on severity of patients' cognitive impairment (CI) at the time of symptom onset, referral and subsequent diagnosis. Data were collected for 7,620 patients with CI. Most patients saw a healthcare professional within 1 year of first symptoms and received a diagnosis within 3-7 months of initial consultation...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439325/prediction-and-early-detection-of-alzheimer-s-dementia-professional-disclosure-practices-and-ethical-attitudes
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Mark Schweda, Anna Kögel, Claudia Bartels, Jens Wiltfang, Anja Schneider, Silke Schicktanz
BACKGROUND: Biomarker-supported testing for preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer's disease (AD) finds its way into clinical practice. Professional attitudes and practices regarding disclosure and ethical issues are controversial in many countries. OBJECTIVES: Against this background, the objective was to survey the actual practice and the attitudes of physicians in German hospitals and memory clinics in order to explore possible practical insecurities and ethical concerns...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438648/managing-menopausal-symptoms-after-cancer-an-evidence-based-approach-for-primary-care
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Jennifer L Marino, Helen C McNamara, Martha Hickey
Impaired ovarian function and menopausal symptoms are common after cancer treatment. Menopausal symptoms often occur at an earlier age in women with cancer, and may be more severe than in natural menopause; they may be the most persistent and troubling sequelae of cancer. A third of female patients with cancer report dissatisfaction with the quality and length of physician-patient discussions about reproductive health, including menopause. Systemic menopausal hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, but it is not suitable for all patients after cancer - where it is unsuitable, alternative effective non-hormonal treatments are available...
February 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438267/clinical-significance-of-visually-equivocal-amyloid-pet-findings-from-the-alzheimer-s-disease-neuroimaging-initiative-cohort
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Minyoung Oh, Minjung Seo, Sun Young Oh, Heeyoung Kim, Byung Wook Choi, Jungsu S Oh, Jae Seung Kim
To evaluate the clinical and imaging characteristics of patients with visually equivocal amyloid PET images, patients from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative cohort who had fluorine-18-florbetapir PET scans both at baseline and 24 months were selected. Five nuclear medicine physicians visually assessed the PET images and classified them as either positive or negative. Images not reaching a majority agreement were classified as equivocal. Among a total of 379 patients, the number of patients in each fluorine-18-florbetapir PET negative/equivocal/positive categories was 218 (57...
February 12, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436003/is-hospitalisation-necessary-a-survey-of-frail-older-persons-with-cognitive-impairment-transferred-from-nursing-homes-to-the-emergency-department
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Maria Björck, Helle Wijk
BACKGROUND: Providing care for frail older persons is complex and demanding, and the transfer of older persons with cognitive impairment to the emergency department is associated with a high risk of them developing complications. AIM: To survey the most ill and frail older persons with cognitive impairment who were transferred from nursing homes to the emergency department, considering reasons for referral, symptoms and actions taken at the hospital. METHOD: A retrospective descriptive survey, conducting a review of 588 referral notes and medical records, analysed and presented with descriptive statistics and visualised with typical case narratives...
February 12, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435705/vision-based-gait-impairment-analysis-for-aided-diagnosis
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Javier Ortells, María Trinidad Herrero-Ezquerro, Ramón A Mollineda
Gait is a firsthand reflection of health condition. This belief has inspired recent research efforts to automate the analysis of pathological gait, in order to assist physicians in decision-making. However, most of these efforts rely on gait descriptions which are difficult to understand by humans, or on sensing technologies hardly available in ambulatory services. This paper proposes a number of semantic and normalized gait features computed from a single video acquired by a low-cost sensor. Far from being conventional spatio-temporal descriptors, features are aimed at quantifying gait impairment, such as gait asymmetry from several perspectives or falling risk...
February 12, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435659/teenagers-and-young-adults-with-nephropathic-cystinosis-display-significant-bone-disease-and-cortical-impairment
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Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas, Debora Claramunt-Taberner, Ségolène Gaillard, Georges Deschênes, Elisabeth Sornay-Rendu, Pawel Szulc, Martine Cohen-Solal, Solenne Pelletier, Marie-Christine Carlier, Pierre Cochat, Justine Bacchetta
BACKGROUND: Bone impairment appears to be a novel complication of nephropathic cystinosis despite cysteamine therapy. Its exact underlying pathophysiology is nevertheless unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate bone status among patients included in the French Crystobs study. METHODS: In addition to clinical data, bone status was evaluated using biomarkers (ALP, PTH, 25-D, 1-25D, FGF23), DXA (spine and total body), and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) at the tibia and radius...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423767/patient-understanding-of-discharge-instructions-in-the-emergency-department-do-different-patients-need-different-approaches
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Hasan Sheikh, Aleksandar Brezar, Agata Dzwonek, Lawrence Yau, Lisa A Calder
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that patients have poor understanding of the discharge instructions provided from the emergency department (ED). The aims of this study are to determine if patient factors, such as income and level of education, correlate with patient understanding of discharge instructions and to explore if different patient populations prefer different resources for receiving discharge instructions. METHODS: We conducted live observations of physicians providing discharge instructions in the ED to 100 patients followed by a patient survey to determine their understanding in four domains (diagnosis, treatment plan, follow-up instructions, and return to ED (RTED) instructions) and collect patient demographics...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423616/frequency-and-predictors-of-post-stroke-delirium-in-prospective-observational-polish-study-propolis
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P Pasinska, K Kowalska, E Klimiec, A Szyper-Maciejowska, A Wilk, A Klimkowicz-Mrowiec
Delirium is the most common and serious neurobehavioral complication in acute hospital admissions. Some patients develop signs of delirium but do not meet all diagnostic criteria. Stroke is a major risk factor for delirium. The aim of this prospective study was to build a predictive model for delirium and subsyndromal post-stroke delirium. Patients with stroke were screened for delirium during the first 7 days after admission. Delirium was diagnosed according to DSM-V criteria. Baseline demographic, biochemical, stroke-related data, medications used, neurological deficit, and premorbid cognitive and functional impairment were assessed...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420786/one-day-behavioral-intervention-for-distressed-veterans-with-migraine-results-of-a-multimethod-pilot-study
#16
C Huddleston, L Martin, K Woods, L Dindo
Introduction: Migraine, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by episodic severe headache pain and functional impairment, affects approximately 12% of the general US population. Veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have two to four times the incidence of migraine of the general population. Veterans with migraines are more than twice as likely to have comorbid psychiatric conditions as veterans without migraines, with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder being most prevalent...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419524/delirium-and-correlates-of-delirium-among-newly-admitted-elderly-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-saudi-general-hospital
#17
Sultan Hassan Alamri, Obay Ahmed Ashanqity, Ahmad Belgeth Alshomrani, Abdelrahman Haytham Elmasri, Muaadh Badr Saeed, Sultan Ahmed Yahya, Abdulhakeem Ibraheem Almasoud, Youssouf Adam, Hani Mohammed Alamoudi, Abdel Moniem Mukhtar
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common, often undiagnosed disorder in elderly patients, but no studies have been conducted in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of delirium among elderly patients on admission and to identify associated factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Elderly patients were evaluated for delirium within 24 hours of admission using the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)...
January 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419473/feasibility-validity-and-reliability-of-the-10-item-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-global-health-short-form-in-outpatients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#18
Shanthini Kasturi, Jackie Szymonifka, Jayme C Burket, Jessica R Berman, Kyriakos A Kirou, Alana B Levine, Lisa R Sammaritano, Lisa A Mandl
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, validity, and reliability of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Global Health Short Form (PROMIS10) in outpatients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: SLE outpatients completed PROMIS10, Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), LupusQoL-US, and selected PROMIS computerized adaptive tests (CAT) at routine visits at an SLE Center of Excellence. Construct validity was evaluated by correlating PROMIS10 physical and mental health scores with PROMIS CAT, legacy instruments, and physician-derived measures of disease activity and damage...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419464/muscle-strength-and-muscle-endurance-during-the-first-year-of-treatment-of-polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis-a-prospective-study
#19
Helene Alexanderson, Malin Regardt, Christina Ottosson, Li Alemo Munters, Maryam Dastmalchi, Lara Dani, Ingrid E Lundberg
OBJECTIVE: To investigate muscle impairment (isometric and dynamic) and disease activity during the first year after diagnosis of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), and to study the relationship between muscle impairment, patient-reported health, and disease activity. METHODS: Seventy-two patients enrolled in the Swedish Myositis Register, 2003-2010, were followed prospectively. The Manual Muscle test (MMT-8; isometric muscle strength), the Functional Index of myositis test (FI-2; dynamic, repetitive muscle function), and disease activity (6-item core set) were retrieved at the time of diagnosis, and after 6 and 12 months...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412440/precipitants-of-delirium-in-older-inpatients-admitted-in-surgery-for-post-fall-hip-fracture-an-observational-study
#20
E Levinoff, A Try, J Chabot, L Lee, D Zukor, O Beauchet
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures precipitate several acute adverse outcomes in elderly people, thus leading to chronic adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The objective of our study was to examine the clinical characteristics associated with incident delirium in community dwelling elderly individuals who have a hip fracture. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Data was collected from an academic tertiary hospital affiliated with McGill University...
2018: Journal of Frailty & Aging
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