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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448428/therapeutic-ultrasound-in-navicular-stress-injuries-in-elite-track-and-field-athletes
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Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, George Konstantinidis, Agapi Papalada, Ioannis Tsifountoudis, Kosmas Petras, Nicola Maffulli
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) can be used to assess the progression of conservative management in navicular stress injuries. DESIGN: This is a prospective, clinical case series. Level of evidence IV. SETTING: All participants were examined and followed up in a private Sports Injury Clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Ten elite track and field athletes with severe dorsal midfoot pain over the navicular bone participated in this study...
May 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442858/observer-variability-in-evaluating-pisotriquetral-osteoarthritis-using-pisotriquetral-view
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Erik Heeg, Paul W L Ten Berg, Mario Maas, Simon D Strackee
A pisotriquetral (semilateral) view of the wrist may improve the assessment of pisotriquetral osteoarthritis (OA), but its reliability and reproducibility are unclear. The purpose of this cross-sectional observer study was to investigate (1) the inter- and intraobserver agreement of evaluating pisotriquetral OA using pisotriquetral views with a special focus on sclerosis, joint space width (JSW) narrowing and osteophyte formation, and (2) the incidence of these latter radiographic features in patients suspected for pisotriquetral OA...
April 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440664/the-effect-of-reflexology-on-the-pain-insomnia-fatigue-disturbance-cluster-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-adjuvant-radiation-therapy
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Ricardo Tarrasch, Narin N Carmel-Neiderman, Sarah Ben-Ami, Bella Kaufman, Raphi Pfeffer, Merav Ben-David, Dorit Gamus
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of reflexology treatment on quality of life, sleep disturbances, and fatigue in breast cancer patients during radiation therapy. METHODS/SUBJECTS: A total of 72 women with breast cancer (stages 1-3) scheduled for radiation therapy were recruited. DESIGN: Women were allocated upon their preference either to the group receiving reflexology treatments once a week concurrently with radiotherapy and continued for 10 weeks or to the control group (usual care)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438067/gene-therapy-for-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-a-phase-i-study-using-gene-electrotransfer-to-muscle-with-the-integrin-inhibitor-plasmid-amep
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Iben Spanggaard, Karin Dahlstroem, Line Laessoee, Rasmus Hvass Hansen, Helle Hjorth Johannesen, Helle Westergren Hendel, Céline Bouquet, Pierre Attali, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Gene electrotrotransfer describes the use of electric pulses to transfer DNA to cells. Particularly skeletal muscle has potential for systemic secretion of therapeutic proteins. Gene electrotransfer to muscle using the integrin inhibitor plasmid AMEP (Antiangiogenic MEtargidin Peptide) was investigated in a phase I dose escalation study. Primary objective was safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with metastatic or locally advanced solid tumors, without further standard treatments available, were treated with once-only gene electrotransfer of plasmid AMEP to the femoral muscle...
April 25, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437175/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-travoprost-0-004-ophthalmic-solution-preserved-with-polyquad-in-pediatric-patients-with-glaucoma
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Erin Stahl, Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Theresa Landry, Mike Curtis, Kinfemichael Gedif, Sami Al Shahwan, El Roy Dixon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic pharmacokinetics (PKs) of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad(®) (TRAVATAN(®)) in pediatric patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS: This was a phase 1, open-label, multicenter clinical study of patients aged ≥2 months to <18 years. Patients received daily administration of travoprost 0.004% preserved with Polyquad in both eyes for 7 days. Plasma samples were collected 30 min before the final dose and at 10, 20, 40, and 80 min postdose...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433659/carbonic-anhydrase-xii-functions-in-health-and-disease
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Abdul Waheed, William S Sly
Human CAXII was initially identified as a cancer marker in different cancers and tumors. Expression of CAXII is regulated by hypoxia and estrogen receptors. CAXII expression has been also detected in several tissues, whereas in cancer and tumor tissues its expression is several fold higher. In brain tumors, an alternatively spliced form of CAXII is expressed. Higher expression of CAXII in breast cancer is indicative of lower grade disease. CAXII plays a key role in several physiological functions. Mutation in the CAXII gene causes cystic fibrosis-like syndrome and salt wasting disease...
April 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433069/assessment-of-therapeutic-effect-of-human-choriogonadotropin-in-a-chemical-cystitis-model
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Serhat Tanik, Kürsad Zengin, Sebahattin Albayrak, Abdullah Gurel, Muhittin Atar, Sevinc Sahin, Nevin Tuzcu, Mehmet Tuzcu, Muhammet Abdurrahim Imamoglu, Mesut Gurdal
In this study, female rats induced with chemical cystitis were administered the hormone human choriogonadotropin (HCG), and it was aimed to reveal the usefulness of HCG in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. The materials for this study were 32 Wistar albino female rats. The study groups were formed as follows: the cystitis group (Group 1), the cystitis + HCG protection group (Group 2), the cystitis + HCG treatment group (Group 3), and the control group (Group 4), with eight rats in each group...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431586/expression-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-in-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
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Jun Aikawa, Kentaro Uchida, Shotaro Takano, Gen Inoue, Atsushi Minatani, Masayuki Miyagi, Dai Iwase, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi, Manabu Mukai, Masashi Takaso
BACKGROUND: The infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) has been implicated as a possible source of osteoarthritis (OA) development and knee pain due to the production of inflammatory mediators and the existence of nerve fibers within this structure. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a vasodilatory neuropeptide that is localized to joint tissues and has recently been implicated in the development of knee OA and OA pain. To date, however, the expression levels of CGRP in the IPFP of human knee OA patients have not been examined...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430617/estrogen-receptors-involvement-in-intervertebral-discogenic-pain-of-the-elderly-women-colocalization-and-correlation-with-the-expression-of-substance-p-in-nucleus-pulposus
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Xiao-Xing Song, Sheng Shi, Zhen Guo, Xin-Feng Li, Bu-Wei Yu
Estrogenic modulation of pain is an exceedingly complex phenomenon. However, whether estrogen is involved in discogenic low back pain still remains unclear. Here, immunoreactivity staining technique was used to examine the expression level of the estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) and a pain related neuropeptide, Substance P in the lumbar intervertebral discs to analyze the relationship between the ERs and Substance P. Nucleus pulposus tissues of 23 elderly female patients were harvested during spinal surgeries and made to detect the immunoreactivity staining of ERα, ERβ and Substance P...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427924/long-term-deterioration-of-perceived-health-and-functioning-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Joyce L Benner, Sander R Hilberink, Thessa Veenis, Henk J Stam, Wilma M A van der Slot, Marij E Roebroeck
OBJECTIVE: To describe longitudinal change in perceived health, presence of health issues and functional level in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Participants who completed baseline assessments in 1996 or 2000 were invited for a long-term follow-up in 2010. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-nine Dutch adults with CP (age 35-45 years, 55% male, 75% spastic) formerly known in pediatric rehabilitation care...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419841/buffered-1-lidocaine-with-epinephrine-can-be-as-effective-as-nonbuffered-2-lidocaine-with-epinephrine-for-maxillary-field-block
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James A Phero, Victor T Warren, Anson G Fisher, Eric M Rivera, Pooja T Saha, Glenn Reside, Ceib Phillips, Raymond P White
PURPOSE: Buffering local anesthetics with epinephrine (Epi) offers clinicians options not often considered. This study assessed outcomes for pulpal anesthesia, pain on injection, and time to midface numbness for buffered 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 Epi versus nonbuffered 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 Epi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this trial with a randomized, crossover design, buffered 1% lidocaine was compared with nonbuffered 2% lidocaine. Participants were adult volunteers who served as their own controls...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419119/plasma-ghrelin-level-and-plasma-ghrelin-obestatin-ratio-are-related-to-intestinal-metaplasia-in-elderly-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Su Hwan Kim, Ji Won Kim, Junsu Byun, Ji Bong Jeong, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee
BACKGROUND: Whether plasma ghrelin/obestatin levels are associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, subtypes of functional dyspepsia (FD), and gastric mucosal histology has not yet been established in elderly patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether plasma ghrelin and obestatin levels are related to gastric mucosal histology, H. pylori infection, and FD subtypes in elderly patients with FD. METHODS: Ninety-two patients diagnosed with FD and older than 60 years (median age 69...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415063/neuron-restrictive-silencer-factor-mediated-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-contributes-to-the-reduced-morphine-analgesia-in-bone-cancer-pain
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Chao Zhu, Jun Tang, Tan Ding, Lei Chen, Wei Wang, Xiao-Peng Mei, Xiao-Tao He, Wen Wang, Li-Dong Zhang, Yu-Lin Dong, Zhuo-Jing Luo
Bone cancer pain has been reported to have unique mechanisms and is resistant to morphine treatment. Recent studies have indicated that neuron-restrictive silencer factor (NRSF) plays a crucial role in modulating the expression of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) gene. The present study elucidates the regulatory mechanisms of MOR and its ability to affect bone cancer pain. Using a sarcoma-inoculated murine model, pain behaviors that represent continuous or breakthrough pain were evaluated. Expression of NRSF in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal dorsal horn was quantified at the transcriptional and translational levels, respectively...
May 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414744/knockdown-resistance-mutations-predict-ddt-resistance-and-pyrethroid-tolerance-in-the-visceral-leishmaniasis-vector-phlebotomus-argentipes
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Bruno Gomes, Bidyut Purkait, Rinki Michelle Deb, Aarti Rama, Rudra Pratap Singh, Geraldine Marie Foster, Michael Coleman, Vijay Kumar, Mark Paine, Pradeep Das, David Weetman
BACKGROUND: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) with DDT has been the primary strategy for control of the visceral leishmaniasis (VL) vector Phlebotomus argentipes in India but efficacy may be compromised by resistance. Synthetic pyrethroids are now being introduced for IRS, but with a shared target site, the para voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC), mutations affecting both insecticide classes could provide cross-resistance and represent a threat to sustainable IRS-based disease control. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A region of the Vgsc gene was sequenced in P...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406049/evaluation-of-reduced-dose-ct-for-acute-non-traumatic-abdominal-pain-evaluation-of-diagnostic-accuracy-in-comparison-to-standard-dose-ct
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Ahmed E Othman, Malte Niklas Bongers, Dominik Zinsser, Christoph Schabel, Julian L Wichmann, Rami Arshid, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Konstantin Nikolaou, Fabian Bamberg
Background Patients with acute non-traumatic abdominal pain often undergo abdominal computed tomography (CT). However, abdominal CT is associated with high radiation exposure. Purpose To evaluate diagnostic performance of a reduced-dose 100 kVp CT protocol with advanced modeled iterative reconstruction as compared to a linearly blended 120 kVp protocol for assessment of acute, non-traumatic abdominal pain. Material and Methods Two radiologists assessed 100 kVp and linearly blended 120 kVp series of 112 consecutive patients with acute non-traumatic pain (onset < 48 h) regarding image quality, noise, and artifacts on a five-point Likert scale...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403412/reduced-hemidiaphragmatic-paresis-with-extrafascial-compared-with-conventional-intrafascial-tip-placement-for-continuous-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial
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E Albrecht, I Bathory, N Fournier, A Jacot-Guillarmod, A Farron, R Brull
Background.: The incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paresis with continuous interscalene brachial plexus block (CISB) can approach 100%. We tested the hypothesis that extrafascial placement of the catheter tip reduces the rate of hemidiaphragmatic paresis compared with intrafascial tip placement for CISB while providing effective analgesia. Methods.: Seventy patients undergoing elective major shoulder surgery under general anaesthesia were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided CISB plexus block for analgesia with the catheter tip placed either within (intrafascial group) or immediately outside (extrafascial group) the brachial plexus sheath midway between the levels of C5 and C6...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399554/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-provides-better-surgical-outcomes-than-posterior-laminoplasty-in-elderly-patients-with-c3-4-level-myelopathy
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Koji Tamai, Hidetomi Terai, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Shinji Takahashi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shoichiro Ohyama, Hiroaki Nakamura
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analyses of prospectively collected data regarding 180 patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). OBJECTIVE: To detect the characteristics of C3-4 level CSM in elderly patients (C3-4CSM) (main analysis) and to validate the postoperative outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and of laminoplasty (LAMP) (subgroup analysis). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It remains unclear which surgical technique offers the best outcomes for CSM...
April 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399156/presence-of-il-17-in-synovial-fluid-identifies-a-potential-inflammatory-osteoarthritic-phenotype
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Sarah J B Snelling, Sylvette Bas, Gabor J Puskas, Stephanie G Dakin, Domizio Suva, Axel Finckh, Cem Gabay, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Andrew J Carr, Anne Lübbeke
PURPOSE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common and heterogeneous arthritic disorder. Patients suffer pain and their joints are characterized by articular cartilage loss and osteophyte formation. Risk factors for OA include age and obesity with inflammation identified as a key mediator of disease pathogenesis. Interleukin-17A (IL-17) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been implicated in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. IL-17 can upregulate expression of inflammatory cytokines and adipocytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396960/association-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-coronary-plaque-subtypes-detected-by-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain
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Yuhai Yang, Caiqin Li, Lei Zhao
Increased B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level has been suggested to improve clinical predictions of coronary events and all-cause mortality. We aimed to analyze the relationship between BNP levels and coronary plaque subtypes as detected by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA). 402 subjects undergoing CCTA were enrolled. The relationship between increased levels of BNP and plaque subtypes was tested using multivariable linear and logistic regression analysis. Plaques were categorized into subtypes of calcified, mixed and non-calcified...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396659/disease-phenotype-and-outcome-depending-on-the-age-at-disease-onset-in-patients-carrying-the-r92q-low-penetrance-variant-in-tnfrsf1a-gene
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Estíbaliz Ruiz-Ortiz, Estíbaliz Iglesias, Alessandra Soriano, Segundo Buján-Rivas, Marta Español-Rego, Raul Castellanos-Moreira, Adrià Tomé, Jordi Yagüe, Jordi Antón, José Hernández-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is an autosomal-dominant autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the TNFRSF1A gene. R92Q, a low-penetrance variant, is usually associated with a milder TRAPS phenotype than structural or pathogenic mutations. No studies differentiating R92Q-related disease in patients with pediatric and adult onset have been performed to date. OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical features and disease outcomes in patients diagnosed with TRAPS associated with R92Q variant and to investigate differences between patients with pediatric and adult disease onset...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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