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Isaacs syndrome

Joana Pereira, Ana Ribeiro, João Ferreira-Coimbra, Isaac Barroso, João-Tiago Guimarães, Paulo Bettencourt, Patrícia Lourenço
BACKGROUND: Heart Failure (HF) is a low grade inflammatory condition. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is an established marker of inflammation. A cut-off value of hsCRP beyond which an infection should be sought has never been studied in HF. We aimed to determine the best hsCRP cut-off for infection prediction in acute HF. METHODS: We analyzed patients included in an acute HF registry - EDIFICA (Estratificação de Doentes com InsuFIciência Cardíaca Aguda)...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Iris M de Lange, Marco J Koudijs, Ruben van 't Slot, Boudewijn Gunning, Anja C M Sonsma, Lisette J J M van Gemert, Flip Mulder, Ellen C Carbo, Marjan J A van Kempen, Nienke E Verbeek, Isaac J Nijman, Robert F Ernst, Sanne M C Savelberg, Nine V A M Knoers, Eva H Brilstra, Bobby P C Koeleman
OBJECTIVE: Phenotypes caused by de novo SCN1A pathogenic variants are very variable, ranging from severely affected patients with Dravet syndrome to much milder genetic epilepsy febrile seizures plus cases. The most important determinant of disease severity is the type of variant, with variants that cause a complete loss of function of the SCN1A protein (α-subunit of the neuronal sodium channel Nav1.1) being detected almost exclusively in Dravet syndrome patients. However, even within Dravet syndrome disease severity ranges greatly, and consequently other disease modifiers must exist...
February 20, 2018: Epilepsia
Kathryn V Isaac, Ingrid M Ganske, Stephen A Rottgers, So Young Lim, John B Mulliken
OBJECTIVE: Infants with syndromic cleft lip and/or cleft palate (CL/P) often require more complex care than their nonsyndromic counterparts. Our purpose was to (1) determine the prevalence of CL/P in patients with CHARGE syndrome and (2) highlight factors that affect management in this subset of children. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review from 1998 to 2016. PATIENTS: Patients with CHARGE syndrome were diagnosed clinically and genetically...
March 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Jing-Ying Huang, Chih-Min Liu, Tzung-Jeng Hwang, Yu-Jen Chen, Yung-Chin Hsu, Hai-Gwo Hwu, Yi-Tin Lin, Ming-Hsien Hsieh, Chen-Chung Liu, Yi-Ling Chien, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng
Patients with schizophrenia do not usually achieve remission state even after adequate antipsychotics treatment. Previous studies found significant difference in white matter integrity between patients with good outcomes and those with poor outcomes, but difference is still unclear at individual tract level. This study aimed to use a systematic approach to identify the tracts that were associated with remission state in patients with schizophrenia. We evaluated 91 patients with schizophrenia (remitted, 50; nonremitted, 41) and 50 healthy controls through diffusion spectrum imaging...
January 28, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
Neetika Garg, Yuzhou Zhang, Anne Nicholson-Weller, Eliyahu V Khankin, Nicolò Ghiringhelli Borsa, Nicole C Meyer, Susan McDermott, Isaac E Stillman, Helmut G Rennke, Richard J Smith, Martha Pavlakis
Background: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) is caused by alternate complement pathway over-activation. It frequently progresses to end-stage renal disease, recurs in two-thirds of transplants and in half of these cases progresses to allograft loss. There is currently no proven treatment for C3GN. Case Presentation: We describe a family segregating pathogenic alleles of complement factor H and I (CFH and CFI). The only member carrying both mutations developed C3GN. Prolonged delayed graft function after deceased donor transplantation, heavy proteinuria and isolated C3 hypocomplementemia prompted an allograft biopsy confirming diagnosis of recurrent C3GN...
January 23, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Shlomit Shalitin, Lihi Pertman, Michal Yackobovitch-Gavan, Isaac Yaniv, Yael Lebenthal, Moshe Phillip, Jerry Stein
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective was to evaluate endocrine complications in survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) performed during childhood. METHODS: Endocrine dysfunction and metabolic syndrome parameters were assessed by chart review of 178 childhood HSCT survivors (median age at evaluation, 15.5 [range: 3.8-29.8] years; median follow-up, 8.5 [range: 2-23.4] years). RESULTS: The following statistically significant associations were identified (p < 0...
January 19, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Roberto Merchant, David Cruz-Ortiz, Mariana Ballesteros-Escamilla, Isaac Chairez
The aim of this study was to develop a prototype of an orthotic system that can be used as a support tool in the rehabilitation of the upper limb. The construction of this device was motivated by the increasing number of subjects suffering from full or partial loss of the upper limb function as a consequence of spinal cord injuries, strokes, occupational syndromes and sports injuries. The majority of procedures used in upper limb rehabilitation consist of repetitive movements enforced by physiotherapists; a robotic device executing the same tasks seems to be a plausible solution if the orthosis can be programmed and controlled automatically...
January 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Veda N Giri, Karen E Knudsen, William K Kelly, Wassim Abida, Gerald L Andriole, Chris H Bangma, Justin E Bekelman, Mitchell C Benson, Amie Blanco, Arthur Burnett, William J Catalona, Kathleen A Cooney, Matthew Cooperberg, David E Crawford, Robert B Den, Adam P Dicker, Scott Eggener, Neil Fleshner, Matthew L Freedman, Freddie C Hamdy, Jean Hoffman-Censits, Mark D Hurwitz, Colette Hyatt, William B Isaacs, Christopher J Kane, Philip Kantoff, R Jeffrey Karnes, Lawrence I Karsh, Eric A Klein, Daniel W Lin, Kevin R Loughlin, Grace Lu-Yao, S Bruce Malkowicz, Mark J Mann, James R Mark, Peter A McCue, Martin M Miner, Todd Morgan, Judd W Moul, Ronald E Myers, Sarah M Nielsen, Elias Obeid, Christian P Pavlovich, Stephen C Peiper, David F Penson, Daniel Petrylak, Curtis A Pettaway, Robert Pilarski, Peter A Pinto, Wendy Poage, Ganesh V Raj, Timothy R Rebbeck, Mark E Robson, Matt T Rosenberg, Howard Sandler, Oliver Sartor, Edward Schaeffer, Gordon F Schwartz, Mark S Shahin, Neal D Shore, Brian Shuch, Howard R Soule, Scott A Tomlins, Edouard J Trabulsi, Robert Uzzo, Donald J Vander Griend, Patrick C Walsh, Carol J Weil, Richard Wender, Leonard G Gomella
Purpose Guidelines are limited for genetic testing for prostate cancer (PCA). The goal of this conference was to develop an expert consensus-driven working framework for comprehensive genetic evaluation of inherited PCA in the multigene testing era addressing genetic counseling, testing, and genetically informed management. Methods An expert consensus conference was convened including key stakeholders to address genetic counseling and testing, PCA screening, and management informed by evidence review. Results Consensus was strong that patients should engage in shared decision making for genetic testing...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Sachiko Seo, Jeffrey Yu, Isaac C Jenkins, Wendy M Leisenring, Terry Steven-Ayers, Jane M Kuypers, Meei-Li Huang, Keith R Jerome, Michael Boeckh, Sophie Paczesny
Idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS) is a noninfectious pulmonary complication after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and is difficult to diagnose. In 41 patients with IPS, we evaluated 6 candidate proteins in plasma samples at day 7 post-HCT and at onset of IPS to identify potential diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers for IPS. Samples at similar times from 162 HCT recipients without documented infections and 37 HCT recipients with respiratory viral pneumonia served as controls. In multivariable models, a combination of Stimulation-2 (ST2; odds ratio [OR], 2...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Jose Mauricio Botto de Barros Garcia, David Leonardo Cruvinel Isaac, Tainara Sardeiro, Érika Aquino, Marcos Avila
This report presents multimodal imaging of a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with benign familial fleck retina (OMIM 228980), an uncommon disorder. Fundus photographs revealed retinal flecks that affected her post-equatorial retina but spared the macular area. Fundus autofluorescence and infrared imaging demonstrated a symmetrical pattern of yellow-white fleck lesions that affected both eyes. Her full-field electroretinogram and electrooculogram were normal. An optical coherence tomography B-scan was performed for both eyes, revealing increased thickness of the retinal pigmented epithelium leading to multiple small pigmented epithelium detachments...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro, German Arrieta
Background: The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD. Methods: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out, we analyze the epidemiological situation of ZVD and its association with microcephaly and GBS during a 21-month period, from October 2015 to June 2017. The variables studied were: (i) ZVD cases, (ii) ZVD cases in pregnant women, (iii) laboratory-confirmed ZVD in pregnant women, (iv) ZVD cases associated with microcephaly, (v) laboratory-confirmed ZVD associated with microcephaly, and (vi) ZVD associated to GBS cases...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
Maria Teresa Urbina, Isaac Benjamin, Randolfo Medina, José Jiménez, Laura Trías, Jorge Lerner
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the implications of expanded genetic carrier screening for preconception purposes based on our practice. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three potential gamete donors aged 20-32 years old (µ=24, 127 females and 16 males), signed informed consent forms and were selected according to the REDLARA guidelines. Blood or saliva samples were examined by one of these genetic carrier screening methods: Genzyme screening for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Fragile X and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA); Counsyl Universal panel or Recombine Carrier Map...
December 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Komal Sawlani, Bashar Katirji
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides a review of the clinical phenotypes and evaluation of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes. These rare diagnoses include cramp-fasciculation syndrome, Isaacs syndrome, and Morvan syndrome. Recent investigations have led to an understanding of the autoimmune underpinnings of these conditions and their specific associated antibodies. As the presentation of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes includes muscle stiffness, twitches, and spasms, which are also shared with certain central nervous system and myopathic conditions, the differential diagnosis of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndromes is reviewed...
October 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Carlos Ferrera, Isidre Vilacosta, Juan Carlos Gómez-Polo, Sara Villanueva-Medina, Beatriz Cabeza, Luis Ortega, Victoria Cañadas, Manuel Carnero-Alcázar, Isaac Martínez-López, Luis Maroto-Castellanos, Francisco Javier Serrano-Hernando
BACKGROUND: Although several hypotheses have been proposed, the true origin and pathogenesis of aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) remain unclear. Evolution of patients with aortic IMH is highly variable. Progression to classic aortic dissection, aneurysm or to complete resolution have been described. Our purpose was to assess in-hospital and mid-term evolution of patients with aortic IMH. METHODS: From 2000 to 2015, 40 patients with aortic IMH were prospectively and consecutively recruited in a tertiary care referral center...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Victor P Vien, Raghav Bassi, Timea Maxim, Isaac I Bogoch
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September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
Cartik Kothari, Maxime Wack, Claire Hassen-Khodja, Sean Finan, Guergana Savova, Megan O'Boyle, Geraldine Bliss, Andria Cornell, Elizabeth J Horn, Rebecca Davis, Jacquelyn Jacobs, Isaac Kohane, Paul Avillach
The heterogeneity of patient phenotype data are an impediment to the research into the origins and progression of neuropsychiatric disorders. This difficulty is compounded in the case of rare disorders such as Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS) by the paucity of patient clinical data. PMS is a rare syndromic genetic cause of autism and intellectual deficiency. In this paper, we describe the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Data Network (PMS_DN), a platform that facilitates research into phenotype-genotype correlation and progression of PMS by: a) integrating knowledge of patient phenotypes extracted from Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) data and clinical notes-two heterogeneous, underutilized sources of knowledge about patient phenotypes-with curated genetic information from the same patient cohort and b) making this integrated knowledge, along with a suite of statistical tools, available free of charge to authorized investigators on a Web portal https://pmsdn...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Adam J Savitz, Haiyan Xu, Srihari Gopal, Isaac Nuamah, Paulien Ravenstijn, David Hough, Maju Mathews, Yu Feng, Lu Yu, Masayoshi Takahashi, Dennis Liu, Gang Wang, Jin-Sang Yoon, Jiahn-Jyh Chen
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the efficacy and safety of paliperidone palmitate three-monthly (PP3M) formulation in an East Asian population with schizophrenia by subgroup analysis of a double-blind (DB), multicenter, noninferiority study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 1,429 patients who entered the open-label (OL) phase, 510 were East Asian (China: 296 [58%], Japan: 175 [34%], South Korea: 19 [4%] and Taiwan: 20 [4%]). In the 17-week OL phase, patients received paliperidone palmitate once-monthly (PP1M) formulation on day 1 (150 mg eq...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Jason D Roberts, Andrew D Krahn, Michael J Ackerman, Ram K Rohatgi, Arthur J Moss, Babak Nazer, Rafik Tadros, Brenda Gerull, Shubhayan Sanatani, Yanushi D Wijeyeratne, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Alison R Muir, Benjamin Pang, Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, Mario Talajic, Lena Rivard, David J Tester, Taylor Liu, Isaac R Whitman, Julianne Wojciak, Susan Conacher, Lorne J Gula, Peter Leong-Sit, Jaimie Manlucu, Martin S Green, Robert Hamilton, Jeff S Healey, Coeli M Lopes, Elijah R Behr, Arthur A Wilde, Michael H Gollob, Melvin M Scheinman
BACKGROUND: Insight into type 6 long-QT syndrome (LQT6), stemming from mutations in the KCNE2-encoded voltage-gated channel β-subunit, is limited. We sought to further characterize its clinical phenotype. METHODS AND RESULTS: Individuals with reported pathogenic KCNE2 mutations identified during arrhythmia evaluation were collected from inherited arrhythmia clinics and the Rochester long-QT syndrome (LQTS) registry. Previously reported LQT6 cases were identified through a search of the MEDLINE database...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Rachel M A Ter Bekke, Aaron Isaacs, Andrei Barysenka, Marije B Hoos, Jan D H Jongbloed, Jan C A Hoorntje, Alfons S M Patelski, Apollonia T J M Helderman-van den Enden, Arthur van den Wijngaard, Monika Stoll, Paul G A Volders
BACKGROUND: Heritable cardiac-sodium channel dysfunction is associated with various arrhythmia syndromes, some predisposing to ventricular fibrillation. Phenotypic diversity among carriers of identical-by-descent mutations is often remarkable, suggesting influences of genetic modifiers. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify a unique SCN5A-mutation founder population with mixed clinical phenotypes and sudden cardiac death, and to investigate the heritability of electromechanical traits besides the SCN5A-mutation effect...
December 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
Norman J Carr, Frederic Bibeau, Robert F Bradley, Peggy Dartigues, Roger M Feakins, Kim R Geisinger, Xianyong Gui, Sylvie Isaac, Massimo Milione, Joseph Misdraji, Reetesh K Pai, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Leslie H Sobin, Marie-Louise F van Velthuysen, Rhonda K Yantiss
The vermiform appendix is the primary site of several distinctive benign and malignant neoplasms. Some can produce the clinical syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). A consensus on their terminology was reached by an international panel of pathologists and clinicians working under the auspices of the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI), and this review discusses the application of the PSOGI classification to routine reporting. We discuss diagnosis and differential diagnosis together with implications for patient management, covering low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, high-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, serrated polyps, adenomas and adenocarcinomas...
December 2017: Histopathology
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