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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534129/insomnia-muscular-cramps-and-pruritus-have-low-intensity-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-good-dialysis-efficiency-low-inflammation-and-arteriovenous-fistula
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Olga Hilda Orasan, Aniela Pop Saplontai, Angela Cozma, Simona Racasan, Ina Maria Kacso, Crina Claudia Rusu, Diana Moldovan, Dacian Tirinescu, Alina Potra, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Remus Aurel Orasan
INTRODUCTION: Insomnia, muscular cramps, pruritus and postdialysis recovery time (RT) are quality-of-life parameters that affect hemodialysis (HD) patients physically and mentally. METHODS: We included 171 end-stage renal disease patients: 115 on high-flux HD and 56 on online hemodiafiltration (HDF). Patients were asked "How long does it take you to recover from a dialysis session?" and they evaluated intensity (absent, mild, medium and severe) of insomnia, muscular cramps and pruritus in the past 4 weeks...
May 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533696/experience-of-dysmenorrhea-among-a-group-of-physical-therapy-students-from-cairo-university-an-exploratory-study
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Dalia M Kamel, Sayed A Tantawy, Gehan A Abdelsamea
INTRODUCTION: Dysmenorrhea is a condition describing the painful cramps that women feel before or during the menstrual period. While dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecologic complaint affecting adolescent and young women and there has been significant progress in understanding its pathophysiology and managing the symptoms, many young women do not seek medical consultation and remain untreated. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to explore the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, its physical impact, and associated coping behaviors among university students...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515706/research-priorities-in-limb-and-task-specific-dystonias
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REVIEW
Sarah Pirio Richardson, Eckart Altenmüller, Katharine Alter, Ron L Alterman, Robert Chen, Steven Frucht, Shinichi Furuya, Joseph Jankovic, H A Jinnah, Teresa J Kimberley, Codrin Lungu, Joel S Perlmutter, Cecília N Prudente, Mark Hallett
Dystonia, which causes intermittent or sustained abnormal postures and movements, can present in a focal or a generalized manner. In the limbs, focal dystonia can occur in either the upper or lower limbs and may be task-specific causing abnormal motor performance for only a specific task, such as in writer's cramp, runner's dystonia, or musician's dystonia. Focal limb dystonia can be non-task-specific and may, in some circumstances, be associated with parkinsonian disorders. The true prevalence of focal limb dystonia is not known and is likely currently underestimated, leaving a knowledge gap and an opportunity for future research...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515558/a-rare-case-of-complicated-opioid-withdrawal-in-delirium-without-convulsions
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B Neeraj Raj, N Manamohan, Divya Hegde, Chandrashekar B Huded, Johnson Pradeep
Opioids are one of the commonly abused substances in India. Opioid withdrawal symptoms classically include severe muscle cramps, bone aches, autonomic symptoms, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and temperature dysregulation. However, reports of cases with delirium during withdrawal are few. A 25-year-old male with severe opioid withdrawal symptoms developed delirium. Investigations were normal. There were no comorbidities, no significant past history and family history. Patient treated for opioid dependence with tapering doses of lorazepam and clonidine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514613/kit-inhibition-by-imatinib-in-patients-with-severe-refractory-asthma
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Katherine N Cahill, Howard R Katz, Jing Cui, Juying Lai, Shamsah Kazani, Allison Crosby-Thompson, Denise Garofalo, Mario Castro, Nizar Jarjour, Emily DiMango, Serpil Erzurum, Jennifer L Trevor, Kartik Shenoy, Vernon M Chinchilli, Michael E Wechsler, Tanya M Laidlaw, Joshua A Boyce, Elliot Israel
BACKGROUND: Mast cells are present in the airways of patients who have severe asthma despite glucocorticoid treatment; these cells are associated with disease characteristics including poor quality of life and inadequate asthma control. Stem cell factor and its receptor, KIT, are central to mast-cell homeostasis. We conducted a proof-of-principle trial to evaluate the effect of imatinib, a KIT inhibitor, on airway hyperresponsiveness, a physiological marker of severe asthma, as well as on airway mast-cell numbers and activation in patients with severe asthma...
May 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495864/long-term-quinine-for-muscle-cramps-may-increase-death-risk
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Jacqui Wise
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488730/octreotide-associated-neutropenia
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Stacy S Tse, Troy Kish
Drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis are rare adverse events but can be fatal. Neutropenia can be induced by a myriad of drugs from almost every pharmacologic class. Octreotide is a somatostatin analogue that has been used to treat variceal bleeding, acromegaly, and severe diarrhea associated with metastatic tumors, and to reduce symptoms in the setting of malignant bowel obstruction and pseudo-obstruction. The most common adverse effects associated with octreotide include pain at the injection site and gastrointestinal effects such as loose stools, cramping, and nausea; neutropenia is not currently listed as an adverse effect of the drug...
May 10, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487683/trans-cinnamaldehyde-carvacrol-and-eugenol-reduce-campylobacter-jejuni-colonization-factors-and-expression-of-virulence-genes-in-vitro
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Abhinav Upadhyay, Komala Arsi, Basanta R Wagle, Indu Upadhyaya, Sandip Shrestha, Ann M Donoghue, Dan J Donoghue
Campylobacter jejuni is a major foodborne pathogen that causes severe gastroenteritis in humans characterized by fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. In the human gut, Campylobacter adheres and invades the intestinal epithelium followed by cytolethal distending toxin mediated cell death, and enteritis. Reducing the attachment and invasion of Campylobacter to intestinal epithelium and expression of its virulence factors such as motility and cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) production could potentially reduce infection in humans...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487252/capecitabine-induced-acute-toxic-leukoencephalopathy
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M Obadia, D Leclercq, Johanna Wasserman, D Galanaud, D Dormont, M Sahli-Amor, Dimitri Psimaras, N Pyatigorskaya, B Law-Ye
A 45-year-old woman was treated by Capecitabine (Xeloda(®)) during 6days for breast cancer with metastatic bone lesions when she presented with nausea, headaches, muscle cramps, dysarthria and swallowing disorders. A stroke was first suspected. Brain CT was normal. MRI showed bilateral and symmetric high signal intensities of deep white matter, corpus callosum and corticospinal tracts on diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, similar to 5-FU acute leukoencephalopathy...
May 6, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485363/study-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-modified-adjuvant-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-regimen-in-carcinoma-ovary
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P Dash, V Goel, V Talwar, D C Doval, S Raina, P Goyal, A Upadhyay, N Patnaik
OBJECTIVE: It has been demonstrated in few trials that intraperitoneal and intravenous (IP/IV) chemotherapy improves survival in advanced stage ovarian cancer (OC). However, in view of high treatment-related toxicities, various modifications in treatment schedules have been tried. In this study, response and tolerability of IP paclitaxel on day 8 with IV paclitaxel on day 1 and IV cisplatin day 2 in carcinoma ovary were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, from March 2013 to December 2015, the efficacy and tolerability of adjuvant IP/IV chemotherapy in optimally cytoreduced Stage III epithelial OC (EOC) patients were assessed...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483649/effect-of-nascent-peptide-steric-bulk-on-elongation-kinetics-in-the-ribosome-exit-tunnel
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Pengse Po, Erin Delaney, Howard Gamper, Miklos Szanti-Kis, Lee Speight, LiWei Tu, Andrey Kosolapov, E James Petersson, Ya-Ming Hou, Carol Deutsch
All proteins are synthesized by the ribosome, a macromolecular complex that accomplishes the life-sustaining tasks of faithfully decoding mRNA and catalyzing peptide bond formation at the peptidyl transferase center (PTC). The ribosome has evolved an exit tunnel to host the elongating new peptide, protect it from proteolytic digestion, and guide its emergence. It is here that the nascent chain begins to fold. This folding process depends on the rate of translation at the PTC. We report here that, besides PTC events, translation kinetics depend on steric constraints on nascent peptide side chains, and that confined movements of cramped side chains within and through the tunnel fine-tune elongation rates...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481391/novel-hybrid-operating-table-for-neuroendovascular-treatment
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Park Jong-Hyun, Mun Jonghyeon, Shin Dong-Seung, Kim Bum-Tae
BACKGROUND: The integration of interventional and surgical techniques is requiring the development of a new working environment equipped for the needs of an interdisciplinary neurovascular team. However, conventional surgical and interventional tables have only a limited ability to provide for these needs. We have developed a concept mobile hybrid operating table that provides the ability for such a team to conduct both endovascular and surgical procedures in a single session. METHODS: We developed methods that provide surgeons with angiography-guided surgery techniques for use in a conventional operating room environment...
March 25, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476717/review-ulcerative-colitis-and-probiotics-an-overview
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Irfan Ahmad Rather, Rajib Majumder, Fanar Hamad Alshammari, Jae Gyu Park, Vivek Kumar Bajpai
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine whose effects are bloody diarrhea, cramping and bloating. The disease is usually relapsing and remitting. However, the cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Due to this reason, finding an effective treatment has been a great challenge. The suggested medical treatment is usually composed of two portions; keeping the flare up from happening and treating the flare up when it has happened. Active flare ups are treated with corticosteroids...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475247/exploration-of-potential-mechanisms-of-hcv-resistance-in-exposed-uninfected-intravenous-drug-users
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Isaac Thom Shawa, Daniel J Felmlee, Doha Hegazy, David A Sheridan, Matthew E Cramp
A rare outcome following exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a lack of observable infection as clinically measured by HCV RNA or HCV recognising antibodies. The population who exhibit this trait is termed exposed uninfected (EU). Increasing evidence has refined characterisation of these individuals, distinct from those who become infected but spontaneously clear HCV. Study of the EU population is highly pertinent for the discovery of antiviral mechanisms of resistance that can reveal antiviral therapeutic strategies...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471548/-isolated-spontaneous-dissection-of-the-superior-mesenteric-artery
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M Léonard, A Courtois, J-O Defraigne, N Sakalihasan
We report the case of a 57-year old man suffering from acute abdominal cramps. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanner revealed an isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery. The pain decreased within a few days under conservative treatment and monitoring by angioscans showed a stabilization of the dissection. This clinical case report is accompanied by a literature review on this rare pathology.
April 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469986/black-widow-spider-bites-experience-from-tertiary-care-center-in-saudi-arabia
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Ali Al Bshabshe, Musa Alfaifi, Ahmed Fouad Alsayed
INTRODUCTION: Black widow spiders are one of the most poisonous species to humans; there are more than 30 species of widow spiders in the globe but good thing that not all of them are dangerous. Some of these spiders produce toxic venoms, which cause broad spectrum of clinical manifestations including skin lesions, neurotoxicity, cardiac toxicity and death in some occasions. In Saudi Arabia there were no much reports of black widow spider bites apart from the case series by BUCUR and his group in ALBAHA region...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465369/statins-time-to-rationalise-lfts
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(no author information available yet)
Statins: time to rationalise LFTs? ● Limited evidence for low-cost devices to improve adherence ● MHRA safety alert: hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) injection ● Faecal microbiota transplantation for ulcerative colitis ● Magnesium for nocturnal leg cramps ● NSAIDs and risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ● Off-label antidepressant prescribing.
May 2, 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465366/magnesium-for-nocturnal-leg-cramps
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457490/disorders-of-motor-neurons-manifested-by-hyperactivity
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REVIEW
A M Grapperon, S Attarian
Neuronal and/or axonal hyperactivity and hyperexcitability is an important feature of motor neuron diseases. It results clinically in cramps and fasciculations. It is not specific to motor neuron diseases, and can occur in healthy subjects, as well as in various pathologies of the peripheral nervous system, including nerve hyperexcitability syndromes. Hyperexcitability plays an important and debated role in the pathophysiology of motor neuron diseases, especially in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The mechanisms causing hyperexcitability are not yet clearly identified...
April 27, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454251/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-sigmoid-colon-lipoma-in-a-young-female-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Georgios I Panagiotakis, Alexandros G Andreou, Ioannis E Petrakis, Maria Tzardi, Maria Daskalogiannaki, Georgios E Chalkiadakis
Lipomas of the sigmoid colon are rare entities. The present case describes a 27-year-old Caucasian woman who underwent a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy following the detection of a giant lipoma. The young patient was referred to the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion (Crete, Greece) in May 2013 after experiencing intermittent abdominal cramping during defecation, and altering episodes of diarrhea and constipation. In addition, the patient described the protrusion of a solid tissue mass shaped like a 'champagne bottle cork' from the anus following defecation...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
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