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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551934/-parathyroid-autotransplantation-in-adults-and-children
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Michael M Krausz, Itamar Ashkenazi, Ricardo Alfici
The indications and methods of parathyroid autotransplantation in children and adults are reviewed, with special emphasis on the methods of immediate transplantation and delayed autotransplantation after cryopreservation. Parathyroid autotransplantation is performed during surgery when all four parathyroid glands have been intentionally resected in parathyroid hyperplasia, or when all four glands were inadvertently damaged during total thyroidectomy, or recurrent neck surgery. When parathyroid damage is suspected during thyroid or extensive neck surgery, cryopreservation of a parathyroid gland is performed...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551925/-clinical-characteristics-of-male-patients-with-osteoporosis-referred-to-the-endocrine-clinic-of-a-tertiary-hospital
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Gloria Tsvetov, Ilana Shraga-Slutzky, Dania Hirsch, Hiba Masri, Tzippy Shohat, Alexander Gorshtein, Ilan Shimon
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The prevalence of male osteoporosis increases with age and it becomes a significant public health burden. Currently, there are a few clinical studies on male osteoporosis with limited knowledge of effective therapeutic options. AIMS: Our study aimed to characterize men with osteoporosis in a referral metabolic clinic in Rabin Medical Center at the Beilinson Campus. METHODS: In this study we retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 270 consecutive male patients with osteoporosis diagnosed and treated in our clinic during 2013...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551921/-management-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-planned-endoscopic-procedures
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Orly Sneh Arbib, Yaron Niv, Dorit Blickstein
Antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapy is widely used for primary and secondary prevention of venous and arterial diseases. Hemorrhage is a frequent complication in patients taking these drugs, especially during and post invasive procedures. There are several oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs that differ from each other in the mechanism of action and metabolism, the need for drug monitoring, antidote, and the peri-procedural management of the drug. The risk of bleeding in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures can be high (≥ 1...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551920/-women-s-cardiac-health-from-theory-to-activism
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Avital Porter
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the western world, in both genders. Although awareness of the importance of prevention, diagnosis and optimal treatment of CVD has risen in general, most women are not fully aware of their CVD risk. Moreover, women are not alert to the burden of risk in their reproductive years (e.g. complicated pregnancy and/or peri-menopausal period) and their impact on future CVD. Unique Female issues such as: fertile age, menopause, oral contraceptives, hormonal and metabolic disorders during pregnancy, labor, as well as psychological matters, and healthy life-style are major contributors to primary and secondary prevention of CVD...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551892/-integrative-medicine-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Tamar Tadmor
Chronic lymphatic leukemia is the most common leukemia in the western world. In recent years, new drugs and more effective therapy have been developed, allowing for better outcomes for symptomatic patients. In contrast, patients without evidence of active disease do not require therapy, but there is a need to identify a means of intervention that could prevent progression of their disease, with minimum exposure to any side effects. Herbs, supplements or vitamins have been tested as possible therapeutic intervention for these patients and the available results are summarized in this article...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551877/loss-of-gait-control-assessed-by-cognitive-motor-dual-tasks-pros-and-cons-in-detecting-people-at-risk-of-developing-alzheimer-s-and-parkinson-s-diseases
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Maroua Belghali, Nathalie Chastan, Fabien Cignetti, Damien Davenne, Leslie M Decker
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are age-related progressive neurodegenerative diseases of increasing prevalence worldwide. In the absence of curative therapy, current research is interested in prevention, by identifying subtle signs of early-stage neurodegeneration. Today, the field of behavioral neuroscience has emerged as one of the most promising areas of research on this topic. Recently, it has been shown that the exacerbation of gait disorders under dual-task conditions (i.e., simultaneous performance of cognitive and motor tasks) could be a characteristic feature of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases...
May 27, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551824/the-role-of-the-atp2c1-gene-in-hailey-hailey-disease
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Hao Deng, Heng Xiao
Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) is a rare autosomal dominant acantholytic dermatosis, characterized by a chronic course of repeated and exacerbated skin lesions in friction regions. The pathogenic gene of HHD was reported to be the ATPase calcium-transporting type 2C member 1 gene (ATP2C1) located on chromosome 3q21-q24. Its function is to maintain normal intracellular concentrations of Ca(2+)/Mn(2+) by transporting Ca(2+)/Mn(2+) into the Golgi apparatus. ATP2C1 gene mutations are reportedly responsible for abnormal cytosolic Ca(2+)/Mn(2+) levels and the clinical manifestations of HHD...
May 27, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551805/mitochondria-damage-and-kidney-disease
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Pu Duann, Pei-Hui Lin
The kidney is a vital organ that demands an extraordinary amount of energy to actively maintain the body's metabolism, plasma hemodynamics, electrolytes and water homeostasis, nutrients reabsorption, and hormone secretion. Kidney is only second to the heart in mitochondrial count and oxygen consumption. As such, the health and status of the energy power house, the mitochondria, is pivotal to the health and proper function of the kidney. Mitochondria are heterogeneous and highly dynamic organelles and their functions are subject to complex regulations through modulation of its biogenesis, bioenergetics, dynamics and clearance within cell...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551772/e-health-beyond-technology-analyzing-the-paradigm-shift-that-lies-beneath
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Tania Moerenhout, Ignaas Devisch, Gustaaf C Cornelis
Information and computer technology has come to play an increasingly important role in medicine, to the extent that e-health has been described as a disruptive innovation or revolution in healthcare. The attention is very much focused on the technology itself, and advances that have been made in genetics and biology. This leads to the question: What is changing in medicine today concerning e-health? To what degree could these changes be characterized as a 'revolution'? We will apply the work of Thomas Kuhn, Larry Laudan, Michel Foucault and other philosophers-which offers an alternative understanding of progress and revolution in medicine to the classic discovery-oriented approach-to our analysis...
May 27, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551737/recurrent-meningitis
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REVIEW
Jon Rosenberg, Benjamin T Galen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent meningitis is a rare clinical scenario that can be self-limiting or life threatening depending on the underlying etiology. This review describes the causes, risk factors, treatment, and prognosis for recurrent meningitis. As a general overview of a broad topic, the aim of this review is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive differential diagnosis to aide in the evaluation and management of a patient with recurrent meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments related to understanding the pathophysiology of recurrent meningitis are as scarce as studies evaluating the treatment and prevention of this rare disorder...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551651/complete-reversion-of-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-phenotype-associated-with-tacrolimus-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-treatment-following-kidney-transplantation
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Vered Pinsk, Ilia Pinsk, Galina Ling, Baruch Yerushalmi, Lidia Osyntsov, Eduard Ling
Numerous germline mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumor-suppressor gene are responsible for development of multiple adenomatous colorectal polyps with their inevitable progression to cancer. Multiple attempts at dietary and pharmacological prevention of colorectal carcinoma development in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) have provided conflicting results. Immunosuppressive treatment with tacrolimus is known to be associated with an increased risk of malignancy and should be avoided in patients with high propensity for development of neoplasia...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551544/molecular-assessment-of-protective-effect-of-vitex-negundo-in-iso-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Maruthi Prasad E, Ramgopal Mopuri, Madhusudana Pulaganti, Mohammed Abdul Kareem, Md Shahidul Islam, Dase Gowda K R, Mackraj Irene, Yingli Lu, Lakshmi Devi Kodidhela
Myocardial infarction (MI) is the one of the major causes of death worldwide, however the molecular mechanisms hidden under this disease conditions remain unknown. This demands serious attention to unravel the molecular mechanisms to identify the therapeutic strategies either to prevent or to control MI. Ayurveda is becoming one of the best alternatives for the modern medicines. On the other hand, Vitex negundo is one of the medicinally important plants used for various diseases and to date, its cardioprotective role is not fully elucidated...
May 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551366/modeling-spatial-invasion-of-ebola-in-west-africa
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Jeremy P D'Silva, Marisa C Eisenberg
The 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa was the largest ever recorded, representing a fundamental shift in Ebola epidemiology with unprecedented spatiotemporal complexity. To understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of EVD in West Africa, we developed spatial transmission models using a gravity-model framework at both the national and district-level scales, which we used to compare effectiveness of local interventions (e.g. local quarantine) and long-range interventions (e.g. border-closures)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551265/comprehensive-phenolic-composition-analysis-and-evaluation-of-yak-kong-soybean-glycine-max-for-the-prevention-of-atherosclerosis
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Charles C Lee, Stéphanie Dudonné, Pascal Dubé, Yves Desjardins, Jong Hun Kim, Ji Seung Kim, Jong-Eun Kim, Jung Han Yoon Park, Ki Won Lee, Chang Yong Lee
Yak-Kong (YK) (Glycine max), a small black soybean cultivar with a green embryo, was evaluated for functional constituents with a focus on atherosclerosis prevention. In comparison to common yellow and black soybean cultivars, YK contains significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants, particularly in its seed coat. A comprehensive phenolic composition analysis revealed that proanthocyanidins were the major phenolic group in YK. In contrast to other proanthocyanidin-rich foods, YK was rich in bioavailable proanthocyanidins (with a degree of polymerization ≤3) specifically with A-type dimers...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551184/the-effect-of-different-treatments-for-early-lactation-hyperketonemia-on-blood-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-plasma-nonesterified-fatty-acids-glucose-insulin-and-glucagon-in-dairy-cattle
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S Mann, F A Leal Yepes, E Behling-Kelly, J A A McArt
Despite increased efforts in preventing the occurrence of metabolic disorders in transition cows, hyperketonemia remains a frequent early-lactation metabolic disease affecting an average of 40% of cows in herds in the United States. Despite the demonstrated economic effect of this disorder, controlled clinical trials comparing different treatment strategies in affected cows are lacking. The objective of our study was to investigate the effect of treatment with intravenous glucose, oral propylene glycol, or a combination of both on the reduction in blood β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) concentrations of early-lactation hyperketonemic dairy cows...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551179/management-practices-for-male-calves-on-canadian-dairy-farms
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D L Renaud, T F Duffield, S J LeBlanc, D B Haley, D F Kelton
Morbidity, mortality, and antimicrobial use and resistance are major concerns in the rearing of male dairy calves, so information to support disease prevention is important. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to describe management practices associated with the care of male calves during their first days of life on Canadian dairy farms. A survey was completed by dairy producers across Canada between March 1 and April 30, 2015. The survey included 192 questions covering producer background, farm characteristics, biosecurity practices, disease prevalence, calf health, animal welfare, lameness, milking hygiene, reproduction, and Internet and social media use...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551091/prevalence-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-older-people-in-central-africa-the-epidemca-study
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Sophie Pilleron, Victor Aboyans, Pascal Mbelesso, Bébène Ndamba-Bandzouzi, Ileana Desormais, Philippe Lacroix, Pierre-Marie Preux, Maëlenn Guerchet
Hypertension represents a major global health burden. While older individuals of African descent are at higher risk of hypertension in western countries, epidemiologic data on hypertension in older native Africans are scarce. We assessed the prevalence and the level of awareness and control of hypertension among older adults in Central Africa. A total of 1990 individuals aged 65 years and older from the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic participated into a cross-sectional population-based survey...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551086/hmgb1-rage-pathway-drives-peroxynitrite-signaling-induced-ibd-like-inflammation-in-murine-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Varun Chandrashekaran, Ratanesh K Seth, Diptadip Dattaroy, Firas Alhasson, Jacek Ziolenka, James Carson, Franklin G Berger, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Anna Mae Diehl, Saurabh Chatterjee
Recent clinical studies found a strong association of colonic inflammation and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like phenotype with NonAlcoholic Fatty liver Disease (NAFLD) yet the mechanisms remain unknown. The present study identifies high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) as a key mediator of intestinal inflammation in NAFLD and outlines a detailed redox signaling mechanism for such a pathway. NAFLD mice showed liver damage and release of elevated HMGB1 in systemic circulation and increased intestinal tyrosine nitration that was dependent on NADPH oxidase...
May 10, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551013/citrus-nomilin-down-regulates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-proliferation-of-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells-via-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Jinhee Kim, Sanjukta Chakraborty, G K Jayaprakasha, Mariappan Muthuchamy, Bhimanagouda S Patil
Nomilin is a bitter compound present in citrus and has been demonstrated as useful for various disease preventions through anti-proliferative, anti-inflammatory, and pro-apoptotic activities. Although in vitro disease models have shown that certain limonoids in the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase signal cascade, the downstream signaling pathways remain unclear. In this study, the effects of nomilin on the proliferation and apoptotic pathways of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) that forms the basis of progression of atherosclerotic diseases and restenosis was tested for the first time...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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