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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077823/association-of-health-symptoms-with-low-level-exposure-to-organophosphates-dna-damage-ache-activity-and-occupational-knowledge-and-practice-among-rice-corn-and-double-crop-farmers
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Surat Hongsibsong, Nalin Sittitoon, Ratana Sapbamrer
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to determine (1) total dialkylphosphate (ΣDAP) levels, occupational knowledge and practice, DNA damage, AChE activity, and health symptoms in rice, corn, and double-crop farmers; (2) the association of health symptoms with ΣDAP levels, occupational knowledge and practice, DNA damage, and AChE activity in farmers; and (3) the prevalence of health symptoms between farmers and non-farmers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted by interviewing as well as analyzing urine and blood samples during July to August 2014...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063158/muscle-cramp-susceptibility-increases-following-a-volitionally-induced-muscle-cramp
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Kevin C Miller, Blaine C Long, Jeffrey E Edwards
INTRODUCTION: Muscle cramping may increase peripheral nervous system excitability. It is unknown if, and how long, cramp susceptibility is affected by previous cramping. We tested whether volitionally-induced muscle cramps (VIMC) lowered cramp threshold frequency (TFc ) and how long TFc was affected post-VIMC. METHODS: Fifteen cramp-prone participants volitionally-induced a flexor hallucis brevis (FHB) cramp on 4 separate days. FHB TFc was measured before VIMC (i...
January 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056338/hanac-col4a1-mutation-in-mice-leads-to-skeletal-muscle-alterations-due-to-a-primary-vascular-defect
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Simon Guiraud, Tiffany Migeon, Arnaud Ferry, Zhiyong Chen, Souhila Ouchelouche, Marie-Christine Verpont, Yoshikazu Sado, Valérie Allamand, Pierre Ronco, Emmanuelle Plaisier
Collagen IV is a major component of basement membranes (BMs). The α1(IV) chain, encoded by the COL4A1 gene, is expressed ubiquitously and associates with the α2(IV) chain to form the α1α1α2(IV) heterotrimer. Several COL4A1 mutations affecting a conformational domain containing integrin-binding sites are responsible for the systemic syndrome of hereditary angiopathy, nephropathy, aneurysms, and cramps (HANAC). To analyze the pathophysiology of HANAC, Col4a1 mutant mice bearing the p.Gly498Val mutation were generated...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035186/rapid-progression-of-sporadic-als-in-a-patient-carrying-sod1-p-gly13arg-mutation
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Myung-Jin Kim, Jae-Han Bae, Jeong-Min Kim, Hye Ryoun Kim, Byung-Nam Yoon, Jung-Joon Sung, Suk-Won Ahn
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common adult onset motor neuron disease, is pathologically characterized by progressive loss of the upper and lower motor neurons. Mutations in the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase gene (SOD1) account for about 20% of familial ALS cases and a small percentage of sporadic ALS (SALS) cases, and have revealed a validated genotype-phenotype correlation. Herein, we report a p.Gly13Arg mutation in SOD1 exon 1 in a patient with SALS who presented with a rapidly progressive course, predominantly affecting the lower motor neurons...
December 2016: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019093/creatine-and-creatine-forms-intended-for-sports-nutrition
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Susanne Andres, Rainer Ziegenhagen, Iris Trefflich, Sophie Pevny, Katharina Schultrich, Hans Braun, Wilhelm Schänzer, Karen Ildico Hirsch-Ernst, Bernd Schäfer, Alfonso Lampen
Creatine is a popular ergogenic supplement in sports nutrition. Yet, supplementation of creatine occasionally caused adverse effects such as gastrointestinal complaints, muscle cramps and an increase in body weight. Creatine monohydrate has already been evaluated by different competent authorities and several have come to the conclusion that a daily intake of 3 g creatine per person is unlikely to pose safety concerns, focusing on healthy adults with exclusion of pregnant and breastfeeding women. Possible vulnerable subgroups were also discussed in relation to the safety of creatine...
December 25, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018459/a-novel-mutation-of-clcnkb-in-a-korean-patient-of-mixed-phenotype-of-bartter-gitelman-syndrome
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Hee-Won Cho, Sang Taek Lee, Heeyeon Cho, Hae Il Cheong
Bartter syndrome (BS) is an inherited renal tubular disorder characterized by low or normal blood pressure, hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis, and hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism. Type III BS is caused by loss-of-function mutations in CLCNKB encoding basolateral ClC-Kb. The clinical phenotype of patients with CLCNKB mutations has been known to be highly variable, and cases that are difficult to categorize as type III BS or other hereditary tubulopathies, such as Gitelman syndrome, have been rarely reported...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006835/cramp-fasciculation-syndrome-associated-with-monofocal-motor-neuropathy
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Nicolas J Dubuisson, Vincent Van Pesch, Peter Y K Van den Bergh
INTRODUCTION: Cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) is a peripheral nerve hyperexcitability disorder (PNH), which could be caused by inflammatory neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We describe a 51-year-old woman who presented with a 4-5 year history of fasciculations and painful cramping of the right thenar eminence. Electrophysiological studies showed motor conduction block in the right median nerve between the axilla and the elbow with fasciculation potentials and cramp discharges on EMG in the right abductor pollicis brevis muscle...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995875/-patient-reported-outcome-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-related-side-effects-and-their-impact-on-daily-life-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-the-chronic-phase
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L Yu, H B Wang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore the impact of patient reported outcome of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) related side effects on daily life in Chinese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase (CP). Methods: From May to November in 2014, anonymous questionnaires were distributed to adult CML patients who were receiving TKI treatment in China. The impact of TKI-related side effects on daily life were assessed by the score of 1 (no impact) to 5 (high impact) from patient self-report. Results: Data from 731 respondents in the CP who reported the score of the impact of TKI-related side effects on daily life were collected...
November 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990732/symptoms-among-patients-receiving-in-center-hemodialysis-a-qualitative-study
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Kim J Cox, Mark B Parshall, Stephen H A Hernandez, Sanah Z Parvez, Mark L Unruh
Introduction Assessment of dialysis-related symptoms is not currently a requirement for hemodialysis (HD) providers in the United States. The purpose of this study was to describe patients' perspectives on symptoms associated with end-stage chronic kidney disease treated with thrice-weekly, in-center HD. Methods We performed a qualitative study using interpretive description. Interview questions were based on a KDIGO (Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes) controversies conference and a literature review...
December 19, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981439/development-and-content-validity-of-the-statin-experience-assessment-questionnaire-seaq-%C3%A2
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Terry A Jacobson, Steven V Edelman, Nina Galipeau, Alan L Shields, Usha G Mallya, Andrew Koren, Michael H Davidson
INTRODUCTION: The National Lipid Association Statin Intolerance (SI) Panel recognized the need for better understanding of the patient SI experience. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to develop a patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire to assess a patient's experience with SI. METHODS: Questionnaire development was informed via a series of research activities: literature review, concept elicitation, item generation, and content evaluation...
December 15, 2016: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978764/national-study-of-muscle-cramps-in-als-in-the-usa
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Helen E Stephens, Nanette C Joyce, Björn Oskarsson
The objective of this study was to describe muscle cramps in an US sample of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Utilizing an anonymous web based questionnaire we queried ALS patients regarding the severity, frequency, time-course, treatment of muscle cramps and their relationship to pain. The survey had 282 respondents with 92% reporting that they had cramps. For 20% of the sample, cramps were stated to be the presenting ALS symptom. Cramp severity was rated at a mean of 5.2/10 and the mean cramp frequency was 5...
December 15, 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957745/exploring-new-zealand-prescription-data-using-sequence-symmetry-analyses-for-predicting-adverse-drug-reactions
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P S Nishtala, T-Y Chyou
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Prescription sequence symmetry analyses (PSSA) is a ubiquitous tool employed in pharmacoepidemiological research to predict adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Several studies have reported the advantage of PSSA as a method that can be applied to a large prescription database with computational ease. The objective of this study was to validate New Zealand (NZ) prescription database as a potential source for identifying ADRs using the PSSA method. METHODS: We analysed de-identified individual-level prescription data for people aged 65 years and above for the period 2005 to 2014 from the pharmaceutical collections supplied by the NZ Ministry of Health...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928965/targeting-the-hedgehog-pathway-for-locally-advanced-and-metastatic-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Vivian T Yin, Bita Esmaeli
Basal cell caricnoma (BCC), the most common periocular magliancy, is treated with complete surgical excision. However, in patients not amenable to surgery or when surgical resection means loss of vital organs or disfiguring procedures due to locally advanced or metastatic disease, targeting the hedgehog pathway offers anovel treatment approach for such patients. Mutation in PTCH1 and SMO has been identified in patients with basal cell nevoid syndrome as well as in patients with sporadic BCC. Inhibition of SMO by vismodegib or sonidegib, the two sonic hedgehog inhibitor drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, has shown overall response rate for locally advanced and metastatic BCC around 50%...
December 7, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928475/evaluation-of-outcome-and-tolerability-of-combination-chemotherapy-with-capecitabine-and-oxaliplatin-as-first-line-therapy-in-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Mohammad Ali Mashhadi, Zahra Sepehri, Ali Reza Bakhshipour, Ali Zivari, Hossein Ali Danesh, Hasan Ali Metanat, Azra Karimkoshteh, Seyed Mehdi Hashemi, Hossein Rahimi, Zohre Kiani
Background: Combination chemotherapy is accepted as a high efficacy treatment for gastric cancer, whereas choice of standard treatment is unclear. Multiple chemotherapeutic regimens have been used to achieve higher efficacy and lower toxicity. This study was designed to evaluate the treatment results of advanced gastric cancer with Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin regimen. Subjects and Methods: All cases with documented gastric adenocarcinoma and advanced disease were candidates for receiving Xelox regimen (Capecitabine - 750 mg/m(2)/twice daily/ 1-14 days and Oxaliplatin 125 mg/m(2) in 1st day)...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911333/the-%C3%A2-strand-ryhming-test-is-not-a-feasible-measure-in-ambulatory-patients-with%C3%A2-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Annerieke C van Groenestijn, Olaf Verschuren, Carin D Schröder, Leonard H van den Berg, Johanna M A Visser-Meily
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) show a decreased aerobic capacity which may hamper the ability to perform activities of daily living. A standardized measure, however, for assessing aerobic capacity in patients with ALS during the disease course, is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of the Åstrand-Ryhming (ÅR) test protocol longitudinally in ambulatory patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: Seven ambulatory male patients with spinal ALS onset were assessed at baseline and at 4, 7 and 10 months' follow-up...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909678/bridge-tenodesis-a-secure-fixation-technique-for-biceps-long-head-tendinopathy-during-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-using-a-suture-bridge-technique
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Jin-Young Park, Jae-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Soo Oh, Seok-Won Chung, Jin-Young Bang, Young-Min Noh
Tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps is often found as an intra-articular pathology in the glenohumeral joint. Because long head of the biceps lesions are common, surgical intervention to properly manage the long head of the biceps has become an important issue. Both tenodesis and tenotomy have been shown to provide benefits in biceps long head tendinopathy. But because of concerns about muscle power reduction, cramping, and "Popeye's deformity," which may result from biceps tenotomy, biceps tenodesis is a good option for treating biceps lesions...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909636/imatinib-induced-ototoxicity-in-a-patient-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
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Komal Wasif, Nawal Wasif, Muhammad W Saif
Imatinib (Gleevec) is a biological agent that is approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The most frequently seen adverse effects in patients treated with imatinib include superficial edema, muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, rash, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and joint pain. Ototoxicity has rarely been reported except in two cases. We report a case of bilateral irreversible sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) caused by imatinib in a patient receiving this agent in the adjuvant setting...
October 26, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898361/movement-symptoms-in-european-moyamoya-angiopathy-first-systematic-questionnaire-study
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Markus Kraemer, Leonidas Trakolis, Jens Platzen, Jan Claudius Schwitalla, Anna Bersano, Philipp Albrecht, Marc Schlamann, Peter Berlit
OBJECTIVE: Movement disorders are a rare manifestation of Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA). Data on prevalence and clinical presentation are warranted. Possible involuntary movements include focal motor seizures, tremor, limb-shaking transient ischemic attacks, choreiform and spastic or dystonic movement disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We developed a questionnaire to systematically assess movement disorders in MMA. Patients' history of involuntary movements and their clinical presentation were assessed systematically by interview...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878516/axonal-excitability-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-axonal-excitability-in-als
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REVIEW
Susanna B Park, Matthew C Kiernan, Steve Vucic
Axonal excitability testing provides in vivo assessment of axonal ion channel function and membrane potential. Excitability techniques have provided insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of neurodegeneration and clinical features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related neuromuscular disorders. Specifically, abnormalities of Na(+) and K(+) conductances contribute to development of membrane hyperexcitability in ALS, thereby leading to symptom generation of muscle cramps and fasciculations, in addition to promoting a neurodegenerative cascade via Ca(2+)-mediated processes...
November 22, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866992/comorbidities-that-cause-pain-and-the-contributors-to-pain-in-individuals-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yi-Wen Chen, Pat G Camp, Harvey O Coxson, Jeremy D Road, Jordan A Guenette, Michael A Hunt, W Darlene Reid
OBJECTIVE: To determine comorbidities that cause pain and the potential contributors to pain in individuals with COPD. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional survey study. SETTING: Pulmonary rehabilitation programs of six centers. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of individuals with COPD who attended pulmonary rehabilitation programs (n=137). In total, 100 (73%) returned the survey packages. Of those responders, 96 (70%) participants were included in the analyses...
November 17, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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