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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912602/comparing-immunoglobulin-a-vasculitis-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-children-and-adults-a-single-centre-study-from-turkey
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E D Batu, A Sarı, A Erden, H E Sönmez, B Armağan, U Kalyoncu, Ö Karadağ, Y Bilginer, A Akdoğan, S Kiraz, S Özen
OBJECTIVE: Immunoglobulin A vasculitis/Henoch-Schönlein purpura (IgAV/HSP) is a systemic vasculitis involving small vessels with the deposition of immune complexes containing IgA. It is the most common primary systemic vasculitis of childhood and is much less common in adults. Our aim was to investigate the differences and similarities between adult and paediatric patients with IgAV/HSP. METHOD: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records of 35 adult and 159 paediatric (˂ 18 years old) patients with a clinical diagnosis of IgAV/HSP who were seen at the Departments of Rheumatology and Pediatric Rheumatology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey...
June 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904039/an-unusual-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-lumbar-epidural-venous-engorgement
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Husam A AlTahan, Roaa R Amer, Areej A Madani, Eman A Bakhsh
BACKGROUND Epidural venous plexus (EVP) engorgement occurs due to many conditions, so it can be easily misdiagnosed. This becomes problematic when the diagnosis requires prompt treatment for a good outcome, especially when it results in cauda equina syndrome (CES). We report a case of extensive iliocaval thrombosis leading to epidural venous plexus and ascending lumbar vein engorgement as an outcome of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) due to probable adverse effects of oral combined contraceptive pills (OCCP). CASE REPORT A 42-year-old woman presented to a rural medical facility with bilateral lower-limb swelling and skin darkening for 2 days...
June 15, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29880638/short-duration-respirometry-underestimates-metabolic-rate-for-discontinuous-breathers
#3
Hugh S Winwood-Smith, Craig R White
Metabolic rate is commonly estimated from rates of gas exchange. An underappreciated factor that can influence estimates is patterns of pulmonary respiration. Amphibians display discontinuous respiratory patterns, often including long apnoeas, in addition to cutaneous gas exchange. The contribution of cutaneous exchange increases at low temperatures when metabolic rate is low. Due to the relatively low permeability of skin, measurements that disproportionately capture cutaneous exchange can produce underestimates of metabolic rate...
June 7, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859303/gastro-protective-therapeutic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-pistacia-lentiscus-l-fatty-oil-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-ulcers-in-rats
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Insaf-Meriem Boutemine, Manel Amri, Zine-Charaf Amir, Catherine Fitting, Samira Mecherara-Idjeri, Karim Layaida, Nacira Sennoun, Saadi Berkane, Jean-Marc Cavaillon, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Pistacia lentiscus L. (Anacardiaceae) (PL) is a flowering plant that grows in the Mediterranean area. It is traditionally used in the treatment of various skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study, we investigated the anti-ulcerogenic activity of Pistacia lentiscus fatty oil (PLFO) on ethanol-induced gastric ulcers in Wistar rats MATERIAL AND METHODS: PLFO was orally administered to two experimental groups of rats before or after ethanol induction of gastric ulcer...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789892/-the-significance-of-climate-and-environment-protection-for-health-under-special-consideration-of-skin-barrier-damages-and-allergic-sequelae
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REVIEW
Clemens Heuson, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann
The skin, together with gut and respiratory tract, harbor a central epithelial barrier function in regards to the interaction of an individual with the environment. Continuing exposure to environmental influences can cause epithelial barrier damages and thus pave the way for atopy development. The latter describes the tendency for allergies, i. e. hypersensitivity of the skin, intestine, and respiratory tract towards per se unharmful environmental substances.Allergies are classified as non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...
May 22, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761483/epithelial-barrier-dysfunctions-in-atopic-dermatitis-a-skin-gut-lung-model-linking-microbiome-alteration-and-immune-dysregulation
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REVIEW
T H Zhu, T R Zhu, K A Tran, R K Sivamani, V Y Shi
Atopic dermatitis is a systemic disorder characterized by abnormal barrier function across multiple organ sites. Initial disruption in the skin epidermal barrier permits allergen sensitization and colonization by pathogens. This induces TH 2 inflammatory response and a thymic stromal lymphopoietin mediated pathway that further promotes barrier breakdown at distant sites including the intestinal and respiratory tract. Clinically, atopic dermatitis can progress from skin disease to food allergy, allergic rhinitis, and later asthma, a phenomenon commonly known as the atopic march...
May 15, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751365/the-interplay-between-risk-and-preventive-factors-explains-why-some-children-develop-allergies-to-certain-foods-and-others-show-tolerance
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REVIEW
Sami Remes, Petri Kulmala
AIM: A number of studies have clarified the tolerance mechanisms and risk factors for food allergies. Our aim was to explore food allergy symptoms by target organs, together with the risk factors and how to prevent food allergies and induce tolerance. METHODS: We carried out a thorough review of studies on paediatric food allergies published in the last decade. RESULTS: Food allergy symptoms may affect the skin, nasal and oral mucosa, conjunctivae, gastrointestinal tract, or, in severe cases, the respiratory tract and cardiovascular organs...
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735420/-post-streptococcal-glomerulonephritis-in-the-south-of-tunisia-a-12-year-retrospective-review
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Bayen Maalej, Mona Ben Amor, Manel Jallouli, Manel Weli, Mohamed Charfi, Yassine Abdelkefi, Olfa Chakroun, Khaoula Kamoun, Jamil Hachicha, Noureddine Rekik, Taher Gargah, Lamia Gargouri, Abdelmajid Mahfoudh
AIM: Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is a frequent cause of acute nephritis in children. This study aimed to describe the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes of PSGN and look for predictor's factors of severity. METHODS: A 12-year retrospective review of case notes and laboratory data was conducted at a department of pediatrics, pediatric emergency and intensive care, Hedi Chaker Hospital. RESULTS: One hundred seventy eight children were treated for PSGN with a mean age of 7...
May 4, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729505/impact-of-air-pollution-on-cause-specific-mortality-in-korea-results-from-bayesian-model-averaging-and-principle-component-regression-approaches
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Hien Tran, Jeongyeong Kim, Daeun Kim, Minyoung Choi, Minha Choi
Health effects related to air pollution are a major global concern. Related studies based on reliable exposure assessment methods would potentially enable policy makers to propose appropriate environmental management policies. In this study, integrated Bayesian Model Averaging (BMA) and Principle Component Regression (PCR) were adopted to assess the severity of air pollution impacts on mortality related to circulatory, respiratory and skin diseases in 25 districts of Seoul, South Korea for the years 2005-2015...
May 2, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723941/-characterization-of-children-younger-than-five-years-with-suspected-allergic-diseases
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Laura Mar Vásquez, Manuela Olaya, Daniela Cleves, Luis Fernando Ramírez-Zuluaga, Carlos Serrano
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of allergic diseases are a common cause of consultation during childhood. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profile of a population of Colombian preschool children seen in an allergology department and assess possible risk factors. METHODS: Descriptive, cross-sectional study of patients younger than 5 years who were assessed for one year. A complete medical history was obtained and allergology workup was carried out with skin prick tests as appropriate for each case...
January 2018: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719801/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-case-of-human-psittacosis
#11
Yannick Vande Weygaerde, Charlot Versteele, Elke Thijs, Anton De Spiegeleer, Jerina Boelens, Daisy Vanrompay, Eva Van Braeckel, Karim Vermaelen
Background: Chlamydia psittaci is a gram-negative, obligate intracellular organism. Birds are the main reservoir, but also non-avian domestic animals and humans can be infected. In humans it mostly causes respiratory infections due to occupational exposure with varying severity. Sensitive and specific diagnostic tests are needed to define psittacosis in humans as these tests also allow rapid tracing of the animal source. However, diagnosis in humans is often based on time-consuming culture techniques and antibody detection assays as in many countries, the existing molecular diagnostic tests for psittacosis are not reimbursed by the public health insurance...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718187/mutations-in-coa7-cause-spinocerebellar-ataxia-with-axonal-neuropathy
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Yujiro Higuchi, Ryuta Okunushi, Taichi Hara, Akihiro Hashiguchi, Junhui Yuan, Akiko Yoshimura, Kei Murayama, Akira Ohtake, Masahiro Ando, Yu Hiramatsu, Satoshi Ishihara, Hajime Tanabe, Yuji Okamoto, Eiji Matsuura, Takehiro Ueda, Tatsushi Toda, Sumimasa Yamashita, Kenichiro Yamada, Takashi Koide, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Jun Mitsui, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Jun Yoshimura, Koichiro Doi, Shinichi Morishita, Ken Sato, Masanori Nakagawa, Masamitsu Yamaguchi, Shoji Tsuji, Hiroshi Takashima
Several genes related to mitochondrial functions have been identified as causative genes of neuropathy or ataxia. Cytochrome c oxidase assembly factor 7 (COA7) may have a role in assembling mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes that function in oxidative phosphorylation. Here we identified four unrelated patients with recessive mutations in COA7 among a Japanese case series of 1396 patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) or other inherited peripheral neuropathies, including complex forms of CMT...
June 1, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692537/brown-fat-necrosis-with-calcifications-in-the-newborn-risk-factors-radiographic-findings-and-clinical-course
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Eleza T Golden, Paula Dickson, Stephen Simoneaux
Objective: To describe the radiographic appearance of subclinical calcified brown fat necrosis and the associated clinical and laboratory findings. Materials and Methods: Picture Archiving and Communications Sytem (PACS) was searched using keywords "soft tissue calcification" and "chest." The clinical record was searched for prior cardiac surgery, bypass, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation (ECMO) and prostaglandin use. Age when calcifications were first detected, location, resolution, and associated laboratory abnormalities were recorded...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675862/hemodialysis-a-model-for-extreme-physiology-in-a-vulnerable-patient-population
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REVIEW
Jeroen P Kooman, Krassimir Katzarski, Frank M van der Sande, Karel M Leunissen, Peter Kotanko
Hemodialysis (HD) is a lifesaving treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease, which is very efficient in the correction of abnormalities of the internal environment. However, this efficiency also induces significant hemodynamic, thermal, and respiratory stressors. These have parallels with the extreme physiologic demands which are normally mainly experienced by healthy subjects under adverse environmental conditions, with the difference that they must be endured by a vulnerable patient population. Hemodynamic stress induced by ultrafiltration leads to a decline in circulating blood volume, which may result in intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and changes in tissue perfusion, which may have long-term consequences for the function of vital organs such as the brain and the heart...
April 19, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674239/relationship-between-domestic-smoking-and-metals-and-rare-earth-elements-concentration-in-indoor-pm-2-5
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Gaspare Drago, Cinzia Perrino, Silvia Canepari, Silvia Ruggieri, Luca L'Abbate, Valeria Longo, Paolo Colombo, Daniele Frasca, Martin Balzan, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Gianluca Scaccianoce, Giuseppe Piva, Salvatore Bucchieri, Mario Melis, Giovanni Viegi, Fabio Cibella, Martin Balzan, David Bilocca, Charles Borg, Stephen Montefort, Christopher Zammit, Salvatore Bucchieri, Fabio Cibella, Paolo Colombo, Giuseppina Cuttitta, Gaspare Drago, Giuliana Ferrante, Luca L'Abbate, Stefania La Grutta, Valeria Longo, Mario R Melis, Silvia Ruggieri, Giovanni Viegi, Remo Minardi, Giuseppe Piva, Rosaria Ristagno, Gianfranco Rizzo, Gianluca Scaccianoce
Cigarette smoke is the main source of indoor chemical and toxic elements. Cadmium (Cd), Thallium (Tl), Lead (Pb) and Antimony (Sb) are important contributors to smoke-related health risks. Data on the association between Rare Earth Elements (REE) Cerium (Ce) and Lanthanum (La) and domestic smoking are scanty. To evaluate the relationship between cigarette smoke, indoor levels of PM2.5 and heavy metals, 73 children were investigated by parental questionnaire and skin prick tests. The houses of residence of 41 "cases" and 32 "controls" (children with and without respiratory symptoms, respectively) were evaluated by 48-h PM2...
April 16, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673200/surface-and-extracellular-proteome-of-the-emerging-pathogen-corynebacterium-ulcerans
#16
Miriam Bittel, Susanne Gastiger, Bushra Amin, Jörg Hofmann, Andreas Burkovski
Corynebacterium ulcerans is an emerging pathogen, which is increasingly recognized as an etiological agent of diphtheria, but can also evoke ulcers of the skin and systemic infections in humans. Besides man, the bacteria can colonize a wide variety of different animals, including cattle and pet animals, which might serve as a reservoir for human infections. In this study, surface-located proteins and the exoproteome of two Corynebacterium ulcerans strains were analyzed, since these may have key roles in the interaction of the pathogen with host cells...
April 17, 2018: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668462/electrodermal-activity-monitoring-during-endotracheal-suction-in-sedated-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients
#17
Theodoros Aslanidis, Vasilios Grosomanidis, Konstantinos Karakoulas, Athanasios Chatzisotiriou
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal suctioning of respiratory secretions is one of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in Intensive Care Unit environment. The electrical properties of the skin, also known as electrodermal activity (EDA), are considered as an indirect measure of autonomous nervous system. AIM: This study explores EDA changes during endotracheal suction in sedated adult critical care patients; and compares these changes to other monitoring parameters...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648477/acute-intensive-care-unit-management-of-mustard-gas-victims-the-turkish-experience
#18
Ertugrul Kilic, Mesut Ortatatli, Sermet Sezigen, Rusen Koray Eyison, Levent Kenar
PURPOSE: Sulphur mustard (SM) is an highly toxic and vesicant chemical weapon that was used in various military conflicts several times in the history. The severity of ocular, dermal, and pulmonary symptoms that may appear following a characteristic asymptomatic period are depending on the SM concentration and exposure duration. The aim of this study is to present the clinical features and share the intensive care unit (ICU) experiences for the medical management of mustard gas victims...
May 7, 2018: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620560/unique-autonomic-responses-to-pain-in-yoga-practitioners
#19
Valerie Cotton, Lucie A Low, Chantal Villemure, M Catherine Bushnell
OBJECTIVES: Autonomic nervous system activity is associated with neurobehavioral aspects of pain. Yogis use breathing, relaxation and mindfulness to tolerate pain, which could influence autonomic responses. To evaluate how the link between autonomic responses and pain is altered by other factors, we compared perceptual and autonomic responses to pain between yogis and controls. METHODS: Nineteen yogis and 15 controls rated warm and painfully hot stimuli (1-cm thermode on calf), with visual anticipatory cues indicating certainly painful, certainly non-painful or uncertainly either painful or non-painful...
April 3, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620002/assessment-of-dermal-uptake-of-diphenylmethane-4-4-diisocyanate-using-tape-stripping-and-biological-monitoring
#20
Haneen Hamada, Ingrid Liljelind, Magnus Bruze, Malin Engfeldt, Marléne Isaksson, Bo Jönsson, Håkan Tinnerberg, Christian Lindh, Sara Axelsson, Erik Zimerson
Very little is known about the dermal uptake of isocyanates, and dermal exposure to isocyanates has been discussed as a factor involved in the induction of respiratory diseases. To investigate the dermal uptake of diphenylmethane-4,4'-diisocyanate (4,4'-MDI). Four volunteers were dermally exposed to 10, 25, 49 and 50 mg 4,4'-MDI, respectively, for eight hours. The exposed areas were tape stripped. Urine and blood were biologically monitored for 48 hours. Tape strips, plasma, and urine were analysed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
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