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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334717/-the-ten-year-retrospect-of-nutrition-and-health-status-of-pregnant-women-in-china
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C X Dong, S A Yin
Improvement of the nutrition and health status of pregnant women should be one of the top priority strategies of improving the physical fitness of next generation and reserve of talented person for national sustainable development. This paper reviews the nutrition and health status of pregnant women in China over the recent ten years and discusses the underlying factors and changing trends. The most popular nutrition-related problem is dietary imbalance, and many micronutrient intakes are lower than the recommended dietary intakes or adequate intakes, and some of nutrient intakes are still at a very low level for a long time such as vitamin D and calcium...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334505/the-association-of-chronic-air-pollutants-with-coronary-artery-spasm-vasospastic-angina-and-endothelial-dysfunction
#2
Byoung Geol Choi, Jiwon Lee, Suhng Wook Kim, Min Woo Lee, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Ahmed Mashaly, Yoonjee Park, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh, Seung-Woon Rha
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of chronic exposure to air pollutants (APs) on coronary endothelial function and significant coronary artery spasm (CAS) as assessed by intracoronary acetylcholine (ACH) provocation test. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 6430 patients with typical or atypical chest pain who underwent intracoronary ACH provocation test were enrolled. We obtained data on APs from the Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (http://www...
January 12, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334339/impact-of-spasticity-on-transfers-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jacqueline Tibbett, Eva G Widerström-Noga, Christine K Thomas, Edelle C Field-Fote
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: For persons with spinal cord injury, spasticity commonly interferes with activities of daily living such as transfers. Electromyography can be used to objectively measure muscle spasms during transfers, but how electromyographic measures relate to the impact spasticity has on life, or to clinically-rated spasticity, is unclear. We aimed to characterize relationships among spasm duration and magnitude, impact of spasticity on daily life, and a clinical measure of extensor spasticity, as well as to determine reliability of the electromyographic measures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327499/five-year-outcome-of-endoscopic-laser-cricopharyngeal-myotomy-our-experience-in-10-patients
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J H Bird, E Warner, R Corbridge
Cricopharyngeal spasm is a failure of the cricopharyngeus muscle to relax and can be a cause of dysphagia. Endoscopic laser cricopharyngeal myotomy with mucosal repair is associated with reduced operative times, inpatient stay and lower morbidity with favourable subjective short-term outcomes, although long-term outcomes are less well known. In our cohort of patients, the majority had a subjectively improved swallow in the long-term although some did have regression of symptoms but remained better than pre-operatively...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325915/in-vivo-nonspecific-immunomodulatory-and-antispasmodic-effects-of-common-purslane-portulaca-oleracea-linn-leaf-extracts-in-icr-mice
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Elena S Catap, Markyn Jared L Kho, Maria Rexie R Jimenez
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) is used in traditional medicine to cure various illnesses. However, its immune-protective properties and antispasmodic effects still need more pharmacological data if the plant will be utilized in herbal and drug formulations. Therefore, the present study determined the capacity of this plant species to modulate nonspecific immune responses and to confirm its antispasmodic activity in vivo in ICR mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophage, splenic lymphocyte proliferation and plasma lysozyme levels were measured in mice that were immunosuppressed using cyclophosphamide and treated with the ethyl acetate extract of Portulaca oleracea...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321467/importance-of-regular-and-maintenance-therapy-adherence-in-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-lessons-from-a-repeating-relapse-case
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Jing Miao, Doreen E Aboagye, Boris Chulpayev, Lin Liu, Gary Ishkanian, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system; NMO predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. The diagnosis is based on history, clinical presentation, seropositive NMO-IgG antibody, and notably, exclusion of other diseases. Despite the absence of definitive therapeutic strategies for NMO, methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange are used for acute phase treatment, while immunosuppressive agent(s) are recommended to prevent relapses and improve prognosis...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321418/optimal-medications-and-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-in-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-due-to-coronary-spasm
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Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno
Background Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias are recognized in patients with coronary spastic angina. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with structural heart disease and ventricular fibrillation. However, the optimal medication for patients with aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to coronary artery spasm after the implantation of ICD remains controversial. Methods We investigated the medications and the numbers of appropriate ICD shocks in 137 patients with a history of aborted SCD due to coronary spasm...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321200/bilateral-haemorrhagic-basal-ganglia-infarction-associated-with-early-onset-group-b-streptococcus-meningitis
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Rajesh Gupta, Taiwo Maraiyesa, Brendon Conry
A 2-day-old infant presented with poor feeding and grunting. Investigations revealed a raised C reactive protein of 164. Full septic screen was done, which subsequently confirmed a diagnosis of group B streptococcus meningitis. Baby was apyrexial and haemodynamically stable. There were no obvious neurological manifestations, and a routine cranial ultrasound scan was done, which revealed echogenic changes in the basal ganglia and thalami. MRI brain showed extensive haemorrhagic infarction within the lentiform and caudate nuclei with involvement of both posterior limbs of the internal capsule...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317395/the-role-of-elotuzumab-in-the-treatment-of-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Jill M Comeau, Katherine Kelly, Gary W Jean
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy and safety, cost, and place in therapy of elotuzumab for treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Elotuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM) protein SLAMF7 and facilitates an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity interaction between myeloma cells and natural killer cells. Elotuzumab has U.S...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316984/coronary-artery-spasm-due-to-intravenous-atropine-infusion-in-a-child-possible-kounis-syndrome
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Ana Castellano-Martinez, Moises Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Coronary vasospasm can result from silent myocardial ischaemia to sudden death. There are many precipitant factors including different pharmacological agents. Kounis syndrome is defined by acute coronary syndromes associated with anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions. We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first paediatric case of Kounis syndrome due to intravenous atropine.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316850/demographics-and-clinical-characteristics-of-primary-lateral-sclerosis-case-series-and-a-review-of-literature
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Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan, Sandeep Rana
AIM: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a form of motor neuron disease involving only upper motor neurons. In some patients presenting as PLS, the disease progresses to involve lower motor neurons and thereby converting to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, pure forms of PLS do exist. Our aim was to study epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pure PLS patients treated at our neuromuscular clinic. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients from July 2011 to October 2014 with PLS treated at the neuromuscular disorder clinic at our hospital...
January 10, 2018: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315516/strong-coupling-between-slow-oscillations-and-wide-fast-ripples-in-children-with-epileptic-spasms-investigation-of-modulation-index-and-occurrence-rate
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Yasushi Iimura, Kevin Jones, Lynne Takada, Itsuki Shimizu, Misaki Koyama, Kyoko Hattori, Yushi Okazawa, Yutaka Nonoda, Eishi Asano, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Cristina Go, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Epileptic spasms (ES) often become drug-resistant. To reveal the electrophysiological difference between children with ES (ES+) and without ES (ES-), we compared the occurrence rate (OR) of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and the modulation index (MI) of coupling between slow and fast oscillations. In ES+, we hypothesized that (1) pathological HFOs are more widely distributed and (2) slow oscillations show stronger coupling with pathological HFOs than in ES-. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 24 children with drug-resistant multilobar onset epilepsy, who underwent intracranial video electroencephalography prior to multilobar resections...
January 6, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315089/high-amplitude-background-slow-waves-in-normal-children-aged-3-to-18-months-implications-for-the-consideration-of-hypsarhythmia
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John R Mytinger, Amanda Weber, Jorge Vidaurre
PURPOSE: To assess for the presence of high amplitude EEG background slow waves in normal young children. METHODS: One hundred children with normal development ages 3 to 18 months had normal EEGs for spells and did not have seizures or epilepsy. Three electroencephalographers retrospectively reviewed 5 minutes of stable stage II sleep to measure background slow waves for peak-to-peak amplitudes. A standard 10-20 longitudinal bipolar montage was used. Interrater agreement was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficient...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315085/biopsy-confirmed-endothelial-cell-activation-in-patients-with-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Hannes Lindemann, Ivana Petrovic, Stephan Hill, Anastasios Athanasiadis, Heiko Mahrholdt, Tim Schäufele, Karin Klingel, Udo Sechtem, Peter Ong
BACKGROUND: Patients with angina yet having unobstructed coronaries are found in ∼50% of cases undergoing invasive angiography. Coronary spasm and microvascular dysfunction can be responsible for the clinical presentation in ∼60% of cases. However, little is known about structural changes in the myocardium. The aim of this study was to describe findings in endomyocardial biopsies of symptomatic patients with unobstructed coronaries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 1416 consecutive patients who underwent endomyocardial biopsy sampling and coronary angiography between 2002 and 2016 for various clinical indications...
January 8, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313164/treatment-of-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-with-type-b-aortic-dissection-using-intra-arterial-catheterization-after-trauma-surgery-case-report
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Sho Fujiwara, Yuki Sekine, Ryuichi Nishimura, Kazuya Tadasa, Shukichi Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a mesenteric arterial spasm and intestinal ischemia. This disease is a highly lethal disease because diagnosis and decision of appropriate treatments are often difficult. Operations cannot resolve the spasms and may worsen the situation. However, the safety and effectiveness of catheterization for NOMI with aortic dissection (AD) have not yet been elucidated. Here, we report a successful case of early diagnosis and treatment of NOMI with type B AD involving the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) using the intra-arterial infusion of a vasodilator via the SMA...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306669/balloon-assisted-tracking-a-practical-solution-to-avoid-radial-access-failure-due-to-difficult-anatomical-challenges
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Ioannis Felekos, Rafaqat Hussain, Sundip J Patel, Antonis N Pavlidis
AIM: The balloon assisted tracking (BAT) technique is utilised to overcome various anatomical difficulties during radial procedures when standard measures such as adequate sedation, pain relief, vasodilators and use of hydrophilic guidewires, fail. The aim of this study was to evaluate the success rates of the BAT technique in overcoming anatomical difficulties during radial coronary interventional procedures. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1100 consecutive patients undergoing coronary procedures from the transradial approach (TRA) between May 2015 and May 2017...
December 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300076/modified-carbodissection-a-new-technique-for-harvesting-the-internal-mammary-artery
#17
Shegu Gilbert, Devender Singh, M K Sivakumar
The modified carbodissection technique is a new technique for harvesting the internal mammary artery during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. It is performed using an improvised instrument that consists of an electrocautery device and a carbon dioxide blower/mister. It combines electrocautery dissection and continuous controlled gas blow dissection along with saline irrigation mist. Gas dissection causes vasodilation and maintains the artery in a dilated state during dissection. Saline flow reduces the amount of heat generated at the cautery site and prevents drying and desiccation of the tissues...
October 29, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299356/fluoropyrimidine-induced-cardiac-toxicity-challenging-the-current-paradigm
#18
Suparna C Clasen, Bonnie Ky, Rupal O'Quinn, Bruce Giantonio, Ursina Teitelbaum, Joseph R Carver
Background: Fluoropyrimidine chemotherapy [5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine] are commonly used agents in the treatment of various solid malignancies. However, their use has been limited by cardiac toxicity, presenting as a wide spectrum of asymptomatic (e.g., EKG changes) and symptomatic (e.g., chest pain) manifestations related to coronary vasospasm leading to myocardial ischemia. Historically, patients with suspected coronary vasospasm have been treated with traditional acute ischemic workup and various combinations of anti-anginal therapies...
December 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287185/insufficient-efficacy-of-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-epileptic-spasms-and-tonic-spasms-in-children-with-refractory-epilepsy
#19
Tohru Okanishi, Ayataka Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Nishimura, Sotaro Kanai, Hirotaka Motoi, Yoichiro Homma, Hideo Enoki
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) leads to palliation of refractory seizures. Epileptic spasms (ES) and tonic spasms (TS) appear in children with West syndrome and symptomatic generalized epilepsy. Both types of spasms are often characterized by truncal muscular contractions and ictal electroencephalography (EEG) findings comprising the contiguous phases: phase 1) 15-20 Hz, spindle-like fast activity (occur in 70%), 2) diffuse polyphasic δ/θ waves (100%), and 3) electrodecremental activity (70%)...
December 15, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284164/current-practices-in-the-management-of-postoperative-arterial-vasospasm-in-microsurgery
#20
Sergey Y Turin, Robert L Walton, Gregory A Dumanian, John B Hijjawi, John A LoGiudice, Mohammed Alghoul
BACKGROUND:  Postoperative microvascular arterial vasospasm is a rare clinical entity. There are no published management algorithms and also the pathophysiology of this phenomenon has not been elucidated. METHODS:  An email survey of American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) and World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM) members regarding their experiences with postoperative arterial vasospasm was conducted, returning 116 responses. A comprehensive literature search was conducted regarding the current body of knowledge on this entity...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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