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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805480/current-evidence-on-the-use-of-anti-raas-agents-in-congenital-or-acquired-solitary-kidney
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Mariadelina Simeoni, Annarita Armeni, Chiara Summaria, Annamaria Cerantonio, Giorgio Fuiano
RATIONAL: The inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a major strategy for slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The utility of anti-RAAS agents in patients with congenital or acquired solitary kidney is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature review was conducted. MAIN FINDINGS: The conclusions of the few available studies on the topic are homogeneously in agreement with a long-term reno-protective activity of anti-RAAS drugs in patients with solitary kidney, especially if patients are hypertensive or proteinuric...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804984/3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-and-osteochondral-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Andrew C Daly, Fiona E Freeman, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Susan E Critchley, Jessica Nulty, Daniel J Kelly
Significant progress has been made in the field of cartilage and bone tissue engineering over the last two decades. As a result, there is real promise that strategies to regenerate rather than replace damaged or diseased bones and joints will one day reach the clinic however, a number of major challenges must still be addressed before this becomes a reality. These include vascularization in the context of large bone defect repair, engineering complex gradients for bone-soft tissue interface regeneration and recapitulating the stratified zonal architecture present in many adult tissues such as articular cartilage...
August 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803528/the-role-of-endoscopy-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-from-diagnosis-to-therapy
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Javier Molina-Infante, Laura Arias-González
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical and endoscopic gastroenterology practice. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of the literature to summarize and update different aspects related with the use of endoscopy in the diagnostic workout and treatment of pediatric and adult EoE patients is conducted. Expert commentary: Endoscopic features in EoE are frequently subtle, so were inadverted in some initial reports of the disease. Literature has described a wide number of EoE-associated features, systematized in the EREFS classification, which standardized the grade and severity of exudates, rings, edema, furrows, and strictures...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803168/metastatic-cardiac-angiosarcoma-to-the-lung-spine-and-brain-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chih-Ta Lin, Katrina Ducis, Suzanne Tucker, Bruce Tranmer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic angiosarcoma to the brain is a rare entity without an established management protocol. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe a case of primary cardiac angiosarcoma with a rare brain metastasis in an adult. This patient underwent successful resection of his brain metastasis and was initiated on only chemotherapy for his systemic disease. The patient did not develop local recurrence. A review of primary and metastatic CNS angiosarcoma, its pathologic features, clinical disease course, treatment strategies and genomics is also described...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801819/treadmill-exercise-prevents-increase-of-neuroinflammation-markers-involved-in-the-dopaminergic-damage-of-the-6-ohda-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Caroline Cristiano Real, Priscila Crespo Garcia, Luiz R G Britto
Parkinson's disease (PD) involves loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN), which can be correlated to neuroinflammatory changes with the aging of the nervous system. On the other hand, exercise can reduce the deleterious effects promoted by age, but the mechanism involved is still unclear. This study investigated the preventive exercise-induced changes on neuroinflammatory processes in a rat model of PD induced by unilateral striatal injections of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). Adult male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: (1) sedentary (SED) or (2) exercised (EX), animals that did treadmill exercise three times per week, every other day, for 4 weeks prior to 6-OHDA or saline injection...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797312/self-perceived-difficulties-in-everyday-function-precede-cognitive-decline-among-older-adults-in-the-active-study
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Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, Tania Giovannetti, Brennan R Payne, Michael Marsiske, George W Rebok, K Warner Schaie, Kelsey R Thomas, Sherry L Willis, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Frederick Unverzagt, Alden L Gross
OBJECTIVES: Careful characterization of how functional decline co-evolves with cognitive decline in older adults has yet to be well described. Most models of neurodegenerative disease postulate that cognitive decline predates and potentially leads to declines in everyday functional abilities; however, there is mounting evidence that subtle decline in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) may be detectable in older individuals who are still cognitively normal. METHODS: The present study examines how the relationship between change in cognition and change in IADLs are best characterized among older adults who participated in the ACTIVE trial...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797184/late-presentation-hiv-aids-are-still-a-challenge-in-brazil-and-worldwide
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Shirley Komninakis, Magaly Lima Mota, James Richard Hunter, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz
Despite all the efforts to contain the HIV/AIDS epidemics there still are individuals of unknown diagnosis. These present high risk of mortality, and following diagnosis respond very poorly to treatment. Late testing also represents a reduced opportunity in controlling the transmission of HIV and causes an indirect increase in the transmission rates of other diseases, such as tuberculosis. In European countries, as well as in the United States, a great number of people, represented specially by illegal immigrants, black individuals and women markedly present at a later state of infection...
August 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796982/-causes-of-death-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-1-19-in-poland-in-the-light-of-international-statistics-since-2000
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Joanna Mazur, Marta Malinowska-Cieślik, Anna Oblacińska
BACKGROUND: Analyses of children and young people mortality continue to be an important component of health monitoring of this population. Such analyses provide the basis to assess the overall trends, the structure of the causes of death over longer periods, and the differences between Poland and other countries. PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study is to present the current status and the direction of changes since 2000 with regard to the level and underlying causes of mortality in children and adolescents aged 1-19 years in Poland on the background of statistics for leading European countries...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796246/identification-and-characterization-of-a-new-source-of-adult-human-neural-progenitors
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Jinan Behnan, Biljana Stangeland, Tiziana Langella, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Giovanni Tringali, Torstein R Meling, Wayne Murrell
Adult neural progenitor cells (aNPCs) are a potential source for cell based therapy for neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. These cells have been traditionally isolated from hippocampus, subventricular zone and white matter. However, there is still a need for an easily accessible source with better yield to counter the limitations of small surgical samples of previously characterized aNPCs. Here we show that ultrasonic aspirate (UA) samples currently considered as 'biological waste after surgery,' offer a good source for aNPCs...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791462/dietary-total-antioxidant-capacity-is-inversely-associated-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-disease-death-of-us-adults
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Kijoon Kim, Terrence M Vance, Ming-Hui Chen, Ock K Chun
PURPOSE: Although evidence strongly supports that antioxidant-rich diets reduce risk of chronic disease and mortality, findings from the previous studies on the effect of individual antioxidants on mortality have been inconsistent. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between dietary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and all-cause and disease-specific mortality in a representative sample of the US population. METHODS: A total of 23,595 US adults aged 30 years and older in NHANES 1988-1994 and 1999-2004 were selected for this study...
August 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782197/early-life-adversity-epigenetics-and-visceral-hypersensitivity
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REVIEW
S Liu, S I Hagiwara, A Bhargava
Abdominal pain is associated with many gastrointestinal dysfunctions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Visceral hypersensitivity is a key reason for development of abdominal pain that presents in these gastrointestinal disorders/diseases. The pathogenesis of visceral hypersensitivity is complex and still far from being fully understood. In animal studies, visceral hypersensitivity has been linked to several early-life adverse (ELA) events. In humans, IBD, functional dyspepsia, and IBS can have adult onset, though the adverse events that lead to visceral hypersensitivity are largely uncharacterized...
September 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781105/adult-s-onset-still-disease-occurring-during-pregnancy-case-report-and-literature-review
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Léo Plaçais, Arsène Mekinian, Marie Bornes, Armelle Poujol-Robert, Naiké Bigé, Eric Maury, Olivier Fain
INTRODUCTION: Adult onset Still's disease is a rare affection classified among non-hereditary autoinflammatory diseases. We here report a case of AOSD revealed during pregnancy with a life-threatening presentation along with a review of 19 cases from literature. CASE: A 38-years old woman was treated in our department for diffuse systemic sclerosis and associated Sjögren syndrome. She was pregnant and presented with acute fever and arthralgias. Laboratory data revealed mild liver cytolysis but a large screening for infectious and auto-immune diseases was negative and hepato-biliar imaging was normal...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780255/paget-s-disease-of-bone
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Tim Cundy
Paget's disease is a chronic focal high turnover bone disorder that is primarily present in middle-aged or older adults. It seems to be restricted to humans and has no clear parallels with other diseases. Although much has been learnt about its pathology and epidemiology, and treatment is now highly effective we still lack a complete understanding of its etiology and biology. This review focusses on the natural history of the disorder, in particular its changing epidemiology, recent discoveries about its genetic basis and current approaches to diagnosis and treatment...
July 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774493/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-tallinn-estonia
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Margit Kaldmäe, Galina Zemtsovskaja, Jelena Abina, Tiit Land, Margus Viigimaa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases are still a major public health concern in Estonia despite the decline in the mortality rate during the past decade. For better preventive strategies we aimed to investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors and their relations with age, gender and ethnicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out in Tallinn, Estonia. Two hundred individuals from each of the sex and 10-year age group (range 20-65 years of age) were randomly selected and invited to participate...
July 25, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772271/remission-phase-in-paediatric-type-1-diabetes-new-understanding-and-emerging-biomarkers
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Mireia Fonolleda, Marta Murillo, Federico Vázquez, Joan Bel, Marta Vives-Pi
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a metabolic disease of unknown aetiology that results from the autoimmune destruction of the β-cells. Clinical onset with classic hyperglycaemic symptoms occurs much more frequently in children and young adults, when less than 30% of β-cells remain. Exogenous insulin administration is the only treatment for patients. However, due to glucose dysregulation, severe complications develop gradually. Recently, an increase in T1D incidence has been reported worldwide, especially in children...
August 3, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771516/comparison-of-healthy-lifestyle-behaviors-among-individuals-with-and-without-cardiovascular-diseases-from-urban-and-rural-areas-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Chuangshi Wang, Wei Li, Lu Yin, Jian Bo, Yaguang Peng, Yang Wang
INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to explore the gap of prevalence of healthy lifestyle behaviors including smoking cessation, quitting drinking, physical activity and healthy eating between Chinese adults with and without cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional component of Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE)-China study, which recruited ~46,000 participants from 70 rural and 45 urban communities between 2005 and 2009. Participants were divided into disease (with CVDs) and control (without any diseases) groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771083/australian-adult-physical-activity-sufficiency-trend-data-positive-prevalent-and-persistent-changes-2002-2012
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Katherine R Devonshire-Gill, Kevin Norton
BACKGROUND: Insufficient physical activity [PA] is a risk factor for several noncommunicable diseases [NCDs]. The World Health Organisation stresses the need for national PA trend data to help inform strategies to arrest NCD incidence. The Active Australia Survey [AAS] questionnaire quantifies leisure-time physical activity [LTPA]. Despite being used repeatedly in large population surveys, these data have never been analysed as a single dataset. This study established temporal trends for aerobic PA sufficiency prevalences in the Australian adult [18-75+ years] population, 2002-2012, based on LTPA...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770964/cancer-stem-cell-markers-in-glioblastoma-an-update
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H-S Xu, X-L Qin, H-L Zong, X-G He, L Cao
The glioblastoma includes brain tumors, which are very aggressive in nature and are among the most common brain tumors in adults. Latest therapeutic avenues involve combination approach. However, the observed median survival is still no more than 15 months. Moreover, there is a scarcity of accurate pre-clinical model systems, which in turn resulted in limited treatment options for this disease. Cancer stem cells are attractive avenues in anticancer research against glioblastoma. Most of the recent studies are focused towards the identification of novel markers for cancer stem cells...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765926/imaging-characteristics-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-demonstrated-with-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Lei Jiang, Yan Xiu, Taoying Gu, Caihong Dong, Bing Wu, Hongcheng Shi
The diagnosis of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is non‑specific, and requires the exclusion of other diseases including infectious, inflammatory and malignant diseases. The current study aimed to summarize the imaging characteristics of fluorodeoxyglucose (18F‑FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computerized tomography (CT) in patients with AOSD. The 18F‑FDG PET/CT characteristic observations of 32 patients with definite AOSD were retrospectively reviewed based on visual interpretation and the semi‑quantitative index of standard uptake value of maximum (SUVmax)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760536/validation-of-the-fautrel-classification-criteria-for-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Delphine Lebrun, Stéphanie Mestrallet, Monique Dehoux, Jean Louis Golmard, Benjamin Granger, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Laurent Arnaud, Gilles Grateau, Jacques Pouchot, Bruno Fautrel
OBJECTIVES: To validate the Fautrel classification criteria for adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) and to compare the discriminative performance to that of the Yamaguchi criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 426 patients who had serum ferritin level and percentage glycosylated ferritin assayed at the biochemistry laboratory of Bichat Hospital. Medical data were extracted by use of a standardized form. All clinical, biological, and imaging features were collected, as well, evidence favoring an alternative diagnosis, specifically symptoms suggestive of other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID) or active infections...
July 12, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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