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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317143/predictors-of-speech-outcomes-in-children-with-pierre-robin-sequence
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Anne Morice, Francis Renault, Véronique Soupre, Cécile Chapuis, Chantal Trichet Zbinden, Natacha Kadlub, Amerigo Giudice, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Arnaud Picard
BACKGOUND: Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) has worse speech outcomes than isolated cleft palate. We aimed to search for possible associations of phonological outcomes with PRS status (isolated vs syndromic), clinical severity, soft palate muscles deficiency, or surgical procedure. METHODS: We designed a retrospective study of 130 children (male/female ratio: 0.4) with isolated (96) or syndromic (34) PRS with cleft palate. Grading systems were used to classify retrognathia, glossoptosis, and respiratory and feeding disorders...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289268/rhabdomyolysis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-with-normal-creatine-phosphokinase
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Faisal Kamal, Lindsay Snook, Jagannath H Saikumar
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by the breakdown of skeletal muscle and leakage of intracellular myocyte contents, such as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and myoglobin, into the interstitial space and plasma resulting in acute kidney injury (AKI). Elevated CPK of at least 5 times the upper limit of normal is an important diagnostic marker of Rhabdomyolysis. We present a case of rhabdomyolysis with severe AKI with a normal CPK at presentation. A 32-year-old man presented with acute respiratory failure and AKI after an overdose of recreational drugs...
January 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273369/carbon-monoxide-and-hydrogen-sulphide-reduce-reperfusion-injury-in-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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Patrick B Murphy, Aurelia Bihari, Neil G Parry, Ian Ball, Ken Leslie, Kelly Vogt, Abdel-Rahman Lawendy
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO)- and hydrogen sulphide-releasing molecules (CORM-3 and GYY4137, respectively) have been shown to be potent antioxidant and antiinflammatory agents at the tissue and systemic level. We hypothesized that both CORM-3 and GYY4137 would reduce the significant organ dysfunction associated with abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized trial was conducted where ACS was maintained for 2 hours in 27 rats using an abdominal plaster cast and intraperitoneal CO2 insufflation at 20 mmHg...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225964/chosen-vascular-risk-markers-in-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-an-age-related-disorder
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Hanna Lesiewska, Agnieszka Łukaszewska-Smyk, Grażyna Odrowąż-Sypniewska, Magdalena Krintus, Aneta Mańkowska-Cyl, Grażyna Malukiewicz
Purpose: To evaluate lipids and C-reactive protein serum levels in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) in the Polish population. Methods: 96 patients were studied with PEX and 79 control subjects. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, non-HDL-cholesterol and CRP serum levels, and TG/HDL-C and TC/HDL-C indexes were assessed. Results: There were no significant differences in concentration of lipids and values of TC/HDL-C, TG/HDL-C, and non-HDL-C between PEX and control groups...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198284/facilitating-autism-research
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Deborah Fein, Molly Helt
Early autism research focused on behavior and cognition. In recent decades, the pace of research has accelerated, and advances in imaging and genetics have allowed the accumulation of biological data. Nevertheless, a coherent picture of the syndrome at either phenotypic or biological level has not emerged. We see two fundamental obstacles to progress in basic understanding of autism. First, the two defining features (impairment in social interactions and communication, and restricted, repetitive behaviors and interests) are historically seen as integrally related...
October 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163997/evans-syndrome-complicated-by-intratubular-hemoglobin-cast-nephropathy
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Iván González, Rehan Rais, Joseph P Gaut, Louis P Dehner
Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare autoimmune disorder whose exact pathophysiology is unknown. It is characterized by the simultaneous or subsequent development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Intravascular hemolysis, with hemoglobinemia, is known to produce acute kidney injury; however, the development of intratubular hemoglobin casts (hemoglobin cast nephropathy) in the setting of acute hemolysis is uncommon. Likewise, the association of ES and acute renal failure is equally uncommon...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151894/-fast-cast-and-needle-tenotomy-protocols-with-the-ponseti-method-to-improve-clubfoot-management-in-bangladesh
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Angela Evans, Mamun Chowdhury, Sohel Rana, Shariar Rahman, Abu Hena Mahboob
Background: The management of congenital talipes equino varus (clubfoot deformity) has been transformed in the last 20 years as surgical correction has been replaced by the non-surgical Ponseti method. The Ponseti method, consists of corrective serial casting followed by maintenance bracing, and has been repeatedly demonstrated to give best results - regarded as the 'gold standard' treatment for paediatric clubfoot. Methods: To develop the study protocol Level 2 evidence was used to modify the corrective casting phase of the Ponseti method in children aged up to 12 months...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150416/-bicarbonate-from-physiology-to-treatment-for-all-clinicians
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Julie Beaume, Antoine Braconnier, Thibault Dolley-Hitze, Jean-Philippe Bertocchio
Acid-base regulation is essential to maintain homeostasis in humans. Carbonic acid/bicarbonate (H2CO3/HCO3-) couple is the most predominant extracellular buffer to keep plasma pH within a physiological range. The ability to (re)generate such a buffer is a key milestone that necessitates to understand a precise physiology of both renal tubule and digestive tract. Here, we first reviewed renal and digestive cycles of bicarbonate in physiology. We also reviewed pathological findings where acid-base disequilibrium is involved and nutritional and/or alkali therapy could be necessary...
November 14, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136724/-expert-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-renal-impairment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059918/investigating-the-bold-spectral-power-of-the-intrinsic-connectivity-networks-in-fibromyalgia-patients-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Behnaz Jarrahi, Katherine T Martucci, Aneesha S Nilakantan, Sean Mackey
Recent advances in multivariate statistical analysis of blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have provided novel insights into the network organization of the human brain. Here, we applied group independent component analysis, a well-established approach for detecting brain intrinsic connectivity networks, to examine the spontaneous BOLD fluctuations in patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls before and after exposure to a stressor. The BOLD spectral power characteristics of component time courses were calculated using the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm, and group comparison was performed at six frequency bins between 0 and 0...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057712/rapunzel-syndrome-gastric-trichobezoar-a-rare-presentation-with-generalised-oedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Islam Nour, Mona Abd Alatef, Ahmed Megahed, Sohier Yahia, Yahya Wahba, Abd Elazeez Shabaan
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of gastric trichobezoar. A 4-year-old girl presented with generalised oedema and an epigastric mass. Her family was of a relatively low socio-economic background. There was microcytic hypochromic anaemia, hypoalbuminaemia and an elevated α1-antitrypsin clearance. Abdominal ultrasound and non-contrast computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneous mass related to the stomach. Upper gastro-intestinal tract endoscopy failed to remove it. Surgical laparotomy was undertaken through a single anterior gastrotomy incision and a large mass was extracted which was a cast of the duodenum and stomach and had a tail of approximately 60 cm in length which extended to the jejunum...
October 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045308/thirty-days-only-double-antiplatelet-therapy-after-drug-eluting-stenting-could-a-short-term-treatment-be-advantageous
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Gianni Casella, Elvira Resciniti, Pamela Gallo
: The duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting has been evaluated in randomized studies with apparently conflicting results. Prolonged DAPT reduces late stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction, but at the expenses of more hemorrhages. On the contrary, bleedings are associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Thus, in patients at high risk of bleeding, the less effective bare-metal stents could be preferred to drug-eluting stents (DES) due to the shortened DAPT needed. However, new DES technology carries a lower risk of stent thrombosis and casts doubts on the recommended prolonged DAPT regimen after DES...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043140/warfarin-related-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-renal-pelvic-cancer
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Yuki Nagasako, Akiko Fujii, Satoshi Furuse, Katsunori Saito, Naobumi Mise
An 83-year-old Japanese man had a history of chronic heart failure due to bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome. He was admitted to our hospital because of macrohematuria and acute kidney injury (AKI), which were detected by an urologist at an outpatient visit. He had a history of recurrent macrohematuria and transurethral resection of bladder tumors twice in the preceding 2 years. He had been on warfarin for 12 years, with a stable international normalized ratio (INR) that was usually less than 2.1. Urinalysis revealed numerous red blood cells (RBCs) and mild proteinuria without RBC casts...
2017: Clinical Nephrology. Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023811/placental-growth-factor-inhibition-targets-pulmonary-angiogenesis-and-represents-a-novel-therapy-for-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-mice
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Sarah Raevens, Anja Geerts, Annelies Paridaens, Sander Lefere, Xavier Verhelst, Anne Hoorens, Jo Van Dorpe, Tania Maes, Ken R Bracke, Christophe Casteleyn, Bart Jonckx, Thomas Horvatits, Valentin Fuhrmann, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Christophe Van Steenkiste, Lindsey Devisscher, Isabelle Colle
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a severe complication of cirrhosis with increased risk of mortality. Pulmonary microvascular alterations are key features of HPS, but underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood, and studies on HPS are limited to rats. Placental growth factor (PlGF), a pro-angiogenic molecule that is selectively involved in pathological angiogenesis, may play an important role in HPS development, however, its role has never been investigated. In this study, we validated an HPS model by common bile duct ligation (CBDL) in mice, investigated the kinetic changes in pulmonary angiogenesis and inflammation during HPS development, and provide evidence for a novel therapeutic strategy by targeting pathological angiogenesis...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019980/radically-truncated-mecp2-rescues-rett-syndrome-like-neurological-defects
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Rebekah Tillotson, Jim Selfridge, Martha V Koerner, Kamal K E Gadalla, Jacky Guy, Dina De Sousa, Ralph D Hector, Stuart R Cobb, Adrian Bird
Heterozygous mutations in the X-linked MECP2 gene cause the neurological disorder Rett syndrome. The methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) protein is an epigenetic reader whose binding to chromatin primarily depends on 5-methylcytosine. Functionally, MeCP2 has been implicated in several cellular processes on the basis of its reported interaction with more than 40 binding partners, including transcriptional co-repressors (for example, the NCoR/SMRT complex), transcriptional activators, RNA, chromatin remodellers, microRNA-processing proteins and splicing factors...
October 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858969/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-of-mild-severity-should-it-be-treated
#16
Walter T McNicholas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide guidance in the management of mild obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in the context of a very high prevalence, poor correlation with symptom profile, and lack of evidence that mild OSAS significantly contributes to comorbidity or early mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Mild obstructive sleep apnoea defined by hourly frequency of apnoeas or hypopnoeas (AHI) between 5 and 15 affects up to 35% of the general adult population but is much less prevalent when associated daytime symptoms are included...
August 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840675/spontaneous-rupture-of-the-digital-extensor-tendons-of-the-hand-in-unrecognized-carpal-lunatefracture
#17
A Barbati, A Geraci, M Borri, F Polidoro, S Di Carlo, V Salini
Spontaneous rupture of the digital extensor tendons of the hand has been reported after Kienbocks disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Vaughan-Jackson syndrome, distal radial fracture. Rupture may also occur as a consequence of unrecognized carpal lunate fracture. We present a case report of a man affected with spontaneous rupture of the digital extensor tendons secondary to unrecognized carpal lunate fracture with partial dorsal dislocation. The edges of the tendon were debrided and sutured using a locked modified Kessler suture...
March 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805522/pace-trial-claims-for-recovery-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-true-or-false-it-s-time-for-an-independent-review-of-the-methodology-and-results
#18
Charles Bernard Shepherd
The PACE trial set out to discover whether cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy are safe and effective forms of treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. It concluded that these interventions could even result in recovery. However, patient evidence has repeatedly found that cognitive behaviour therapy is ineffective and graded exercise therapy can make the condition worse. The PACE trial methodology has been heavily criticised by clinicians, academics and patients...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796822/growth-of-the-hard-palate-in-infants-with-down-syndrome-compared-with-healthy-infants-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Daniel Klingel, Ariane Hohoff, Robert Kwiecien, Dirk Wiechmann, Thomas Stamm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate morphological differences of the hard palate in infants with Down syndrome (DS) compared with a volumetric-matched control group (CG). METHODS: Trial design: retrospective case control study. Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, plaster casts of edentulous maxillae of 40 DS infants (20 females and 20 males, aged 221.3 ± 132.4 days) and 40 CG infants (20 females and 20 males, aged 53.9 ± 87.2 days) were digitized and converted into 3-dimensional stereolithography data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793022/kidney-involvement-in-malaria-an-update
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Geraldo Bezerra da Silva, José Reginaldo Pinto, Elvino José Guardão Barros, Geysa Maria Nogueira Farias, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
Malaria is an infectious disease of great importance for Public Health, as it is the most prevalent endemic disease in the world, affecting millions of people living in tropical areas of the globe. Kidney involvement is relatively frequent in infections by P. falciparum and P. malariae, but has also been described in the infection by P. vivax. Kidney complications in malaria mainly occur due to hemodynamic dysfunction and immune response. Liver complications leading to hepatomegaly, jaundice and hepatic dysfunction can also contribute to the occurrence of acute kidney injury...
2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
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