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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514385/-the-effects-of-diosmin-and-hesperidin-on-capillary-blood-flow-of-upper-limbs-in-patients-with-secondary-raynaud-s-syndrome
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A M Zudin, A G Gritsenko, I T Hadzhishvili
The article discusses the effects of diosmin and hesperidin on capillary blood flow in patients with secondary Raynaud's syndrome (RS). Raynaud's syndrome a difficult problem of modern angiology, since in its development there is a large range of disorders of the capillary blood flow of the limbs. Currently, the main way of therapy in patients with secondary Raynaud's syndrome is the use of either calcium channel blockers (if angiospastic stage of the disease), or prostaglandins of group E1 (with tropho-paralytic stage of secondary RS)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490751/unexpected-efficacy-of-a-novel-sodium-channel-modulator-in-dravet-syndrome
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Lyndsey L Anderson, Nicole A Hawkins, Christopher H Thompson, Jennifer A Kearney, Alfred L George
Dravet syndrome, an epileptic encephalopathy affecting children, largely results from heterozygous loss-of-function mutations in the brain voltage-gated sodium channel gene SCN1A. Heterozygous Scn1a knockout (Scn1a (+/-)) mice recapitulate the severe epilepsy phenotype of Dravet syndrome and are an accepted animal model. Because clinical observations suggest conventional sodium channel blocking antiepileptic drugs may worsen the disease, we predicted the phenotype of Scn1a (+/-) mice would be exacerbated by GS967, a potent, unconventional sodium channel blocker...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479223/the-frequency-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-hurler-syndrome-after-peritransplant-enzyme-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-comparison
#3
Mitchell L Wyffels, Paul J Orchard, Ryan M Shanley, Weston P Miller, Ann E Van Heest
PURPOSE: Children with Hurler syndrome (HS) develop carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) owing to glycosaminoglycan deposition secondary to enzyme deficiency. Advancement in the treatment of the underlying enzyme deficiency now commonly includes peritransplant intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). The primary objective of this study was to determine if the use of limited ERT in addition to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) for the treatment of children with HS reduces the incidence of surgical intervention for CTS compared with a cohort of historical controls treated with HCT alone...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478755/-mirabegron-a-breakthrough-in-overactive-bladder-syndrome
#4
Almudena Maestro Nombela, María José Almodóvar Carretón, Virginia Saavedra Quirós, Carlos Barreda Velázquez, Lucía Jamart Sánchez
Overactive bladder syndrome is a condition with high prevalence, which has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. A drug with a novel mechanism of action has been recently approved: mirabegron. The objective of this study is to review the scientific evidence available on mirabegron, with the aim to analyze its efficacy, safety and cost, and thus estimate its role within current pharmacotherapy. Methods: The effectiveness and safety of mirabegron were analyzed through an evaluation of scientific evidence...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455078/sexual-function-in-infertile-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-and-unexplained-infertility
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Michael P Diamond, Richard S Legro, Christos Coutifaris, Ruben Alvero, Randal D Robinson, Peter A Casson, Gregory M Christman, Hao Huang, Karl R Hansen, Valerie Baker, Rebecca Usadi, Aimee Seungdamrong, G Wright Bates, R Mitchell Rosen, William Schlaff, Daniel Haisenleder, Stephen A Krawetz, Kurt Barnhart, J C Trussell, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Heping Zhang
BACKGROUND: While female sexual dysfunction is a frequent occurrence, characteristics in infertile women are not well delineated. Furthermore, the impact of infertility etiology on the characteristics in women with differing androgen levels observed in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and unexplained infertility has not been assessed. OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of sexual dysfunction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and unexplained infertility...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454700/what-is-the-impact-of-placental-tissue-damage-after-laser-surgery-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-solomon-trial
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Joost Akkermans, Saskia M de Vries, Depeng Zhao, Suzanne H P Peeters, Frans J Klumper, Johanna M Middeldorp, Dick Oepkes, Femke Slaghekke, Enrico Lopriore
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the Solomon technique for the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) increased placental exposure to laser energy. This study aims to identify the impact of power and energy used in laser treatment on placental tissue and pregnancy outcome. METHODS: Pictures of all dye-injected placentas since the start of the Solomon trial were analyzed. Placental damage was scored using a grading system including visual scar depth and affected proportion of the vascular equator...
April 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450646/effect-of-mitotane-on-mouse-ovarian-follicle-development-and-fertility
#7
Federica Innocenti, Lidia Cerquetti, Serena Pezzilli, Barbara Bucci, Vincenzo Toscano, Rita Canipari, Antonio Stigliano
Mitotane (MTT) is an adrenolytic drug used in advanced and adjuvant treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma, in Cushing's disease and in ectopic syndrome. However, knowledge about its effects on the ovary is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of MTT on the ovary using in vivo and in vitro models. The study was performed in CD1 mice and in the COV-434 human ovarian granulosa cell line. We examined ovarian morphology, follicle development, steroidogenesis and procreative function in mice and the effect of MTT on cell growth in vitro...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447248/somatic-setbp1-mutations-in-myeloid-neoplasms
#8
REVIEW
Hideki Makishima
SETBP1 is a SET-binding protein regulating self-renewal potential through HOXA-protein activation. Somatic SETBP1 mutations were identified by whole exome sequencing in several phenotypes of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN), including atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia as well as in secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML). Surprisingly, its recurrent somatic activated mutations are located at the identical positions of germline mutations reported in congenital Schinzel-Giedion syndrome...
June 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440041/ultrasound-assisted-versus-conventional-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-acute-ilio-femoral-deep-vein-thrombosis-one-year-follow-up-data-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rolf P Engelberger, Anna Stuck, David Spirk, Torsten Willenberg, Axel Haine, Daniel Périard, Iris Baumgartner, Nils Kucher
BACKGROUND: In patients with acute ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis (IFDVT), catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) aims to prevent the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Adding intravascular high-frequency, low-power ultrasound energy to CDT does not seem to improve the immediate thrombolysis results but its impact on clinical outcomes at 12 months is not known. PATIENTS/METHODS: In this randomized-controlled trial, 48 patients (mean age 50±21 years, 52% women) with acute IFDVT were randomized to conventional CDT (n=24) or ultrasound-assisted CDT (USAT; n=24)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420112/the-association-between-breakfast-skipping-and-body-weight-nutrient-intake-and-metabolic-measures-among-participants-with-metabolic-syndrome
#10
Lijuan Zhang, Lorraine S Cordeiro, Jinghua Liu, Yunsheng Ma
The effect of skipping breakfast on health, especially in adults, remains a controversial topic. A secondary data analysis was conducted to examine associations between breakfast eating patterns and weight loss, nutrient intake, and metabolic parameters among participants with metabolic syndrome (MetS) (n = 240). Three randomly selected 24-h dietary recalls were collected from each participant at baseline and at the one-year visit. Skipped breakfast was seen in 32.9% at baseline and in 17.4% at the one-year visit, respectively...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416587/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-an-inhaled-beta2-agonist-corticosteroid-in-patients-with-copd-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Robert D Brook, Julie A Anderson, Peter Ma Calverley, Bartolome R Celli, Courtney Crim, Martin A Denvir, Sheldon Magder, Fernando J Martinez, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Jørgen Vestbo, Julie Yates, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often coexist. We assessed the effect of inhaled COPD treatments on CVD outcomes and safety in patients with COPD and at heightened CVD risk. METHODS: The SUMMIT (Study to Understand Mortality and MorbidITy) was a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven trial in 16 485 patients with moderate COPD who had or were at high risk of CVD. Here, we assessed the prespecified secondary endpoint of time to first on-treatment composite CVD event (CVD death, myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)) by Cox regression and by clinician-reported CVD adverse events across the four groups: once-daily inhaled placebo (n=4111), long-acting beta2-agonist (vilanterol (VI) 25 µg; n=4118), corticosteroid (fluticasone furoate (FF) 100 µg; n=4135) and combination therapy (FF/VI; n=4121)...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403531/short-term-effects-of-extracorporeal-graft-rinse-versus-circulatory-graft-rinse-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amr M Yassen, Waleed R Elsarraf, Mohamed A Elmorshedi, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Tarek Salah, Ahmed M Sultan, Ahmed N Elghawalby, Mohamed M Elshobari, Mohamed Elsadany, Khaled Zalata, Usama Shiha
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation has shorter cold ischemia time, less preservative volume and lower metabolic load compared to transplantation from deceased donors. We investigated the impact of rinsing the graft contents into the systemic circulation on operative course and post-operative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Donors had right hepatectomy and grafts were preserved with cold Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate solution. On ending portal vein anastomosis, grafts were flushed by patient's portal blood; either through incompletely anastomosed hepatic vein (Extracorporeal Rinse group, EcRg, n=40) or into systemic circulation (Circulatory Rinse group, CRg, n=40)...
April 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394957/-intestinal-failure-due-to-short-bowel-syndrome-impact-of-a-multidisciplinary-intestinal-rehabilitation-program
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María Elena Molina, Felipe Bellolio, Julieta Klaassen, Javier Gómez, Constanza Villalón, Juan Francisco Guerra, Álvaro Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: In patients suffering intestinal failure due to short bowel, the goal of an Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is to optimize and tailor all aspects of clinical management, and eventually, wean patients off lifelong parenteral nutrition. AIM: To report the results of our program in patients suffering intestinal failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A registry of all patients referred to the Intestinal Failure unit between January 2009 and December 2015 was constructed...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384171/the-shift-from-high-to-low-turnover-bone-disease-after-parathyroidectomy-is-associated-with-the-progression-of-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Fabiana Rodrigues Hernandes, Maria Eugênia Fernandes Canziani, Fellype Carvalho Barreto, Rodrigo Oliveira Santos, Valéria de Melo Moreira, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Aluizio Barbosa Carvalho
Parathyroidectomy (PTX) may cause low levels of PTH, leading to an excessive reduction of bone turnover, which is associated with poor outcomes in dialysis patients, including vascular calcification (VC). We aimed to prospectively investigate the impact of PTX on bone remodeling and its potential consequence on the progression of VC in hemodialysis patients. In this prospective study, 19 hemodialysis patients with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) were evaluated. All patients underwent laboratorial tests and coronary tomography at baseline and, 6 and 12 months after PTX; bone biopsy was performed at baseline and 12-month...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364943/amygdala-lesions-reduce-anxiety-like-behavior-in-a-human-benzodiazepine-sensitive-approach-avoidance-conflict-test
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Christoph W Korn, Johanna Vunder, Júlia Miró, Lluís Fuentemilla, Rene Hurlemann, Dominik R Bach
BACKGROUND: Rodent approach-avoidance conflict tests are common preclinical models of human anxiety disorder. Their translational validity mainly rests on the observation that anxiolytic drugs reduce rodent anxiety-like behavior. Here, we capitalized on a recently developed approach-avoidance conflict computer game to investigate the impact of benzodiazepines and of amygdala lesions on putative human anxiety-like behavior. In successive epochs of this game, participants collect monetary tokens on a spatial grid while under threat of virtual predation...
February 10, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363822/lewis-sumner-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-link-between-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathies
#16
Joanna Kedra, Violaine Foltz, Karine Viala, Sivy Tan, Bruno Fautrel
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathies are a group of autoimmune neuropathies with a chronic course. Lewis-Sumner syndrome is a variant of this disease, characterized by an asymmetrical distal and mostly motor involvement, predominating at upper limb. We report the case of a patient who developed almost currently rheumatoid arthritis and Lewis-Sumner syndrome, which raised the problem of therapeutic intensification for his rheumatism when methotrexate proved to be ineffective. Finally, rituximab had been introduced by common consent with neurologists, and the patient noticed an improvement fifteen days after the first infusion...
March 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356282/impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-the-pharmacodynamic-effects-of-ticagrelor-versus-clopidogrel-in-troponin-negative-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-undergoing-ad-hoc-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#17
Joseph M Sweeny, Dominick J Angiolillo, Francesco Franchi, Fabiana Rollini, Ron Waksman, Ganesh Raveendran, George Dangas, Naeem D Khan, Glenn F Carlson, Yonggang Zhao, Renli Teng, Roxana Mehran
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with enhanced platelet reactivity and impaired response to oral antiplatelet therapy, including clopidogrel. This post hoc analysis investigated the pharmacodynamic effects of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel loading dose (LD) in troponin-negative acute coronary syndrome patients with or without DM undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the Ad Hoc PCI study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients randomized (1:1) to receive ticagrelor 180 mg LD or clopidogrel 600 mg LD were assessed by diabetic status...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349525/glucocorticoid-supplementation-during-ovarian-stimulation-for-ivf-or-icsi
#18
REVIEW
Theodoros Kalampokas, Zabeena Pandian, Stephen D Keay, Siladitya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Ovarian response to stimulation during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) plays an important role in determining live birth rates. Adjuvant treatments during ovarian stimulation that have different modes of action have been used to improve ovarian response to stimulation and outcome of IVF. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are a class of steroid hormones that have been used either alone or in combination with other stimulatory regimens in order to improve folliculogenesis and pregnancy rates...
March 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348949/impact-of-advanced-medical-therapy-for-the-outcome-of-an-adult-patient-with-eisenmenger-syndrome
#19
Eglė Ereminienė, Marija Kinderytė, Skaidrius Miliauskas
Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is the most severe form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with congenital heart disease. It is an extremely devastating condition with a serious impact on patients' life. Classical therapy of ES remains directed to avoid complications, such as erythrocytosis, treatment of congestive heart failure, prevention of infection, and secondary haematological abnormalities such as iron deficiency and coagulation disorders. However, the only effective treatment is heart-lung transplantation; still, morbidity and mortality after transplantation remain substantially high...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329428/the-diagnosis-and-lived-experience-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-qualitative-study
#20
Julie Tomlinson, Jonathan Pinkney, Linda Adams, Elizabeth Stenhouse, Alison Bendall, Oonagh Corrigan, Gayle Letherby
AIMS: To explore the impact of the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome on health/ill health identity, how women experience this diagnosis and their health beliefs. BACKGROUND: polycystic ovary syndrome is a common and heterogeneous condition, giving rise to a wide range of different health concerns. Previous research on polycystic ovary syndrome has been dominated by the medical perspective and less is known about the experiences and needs of women. DESIGN: A qualitative study of 32 premenopausal adult women with polycystic ovary syndrome (diagnosis confirmed by Rotterdam criteria), aged between 18-45 years, recruited from a primary and secondary care setting...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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