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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/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/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/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/29280763/intravaginal-diazepam-for-the-treatment-of-pelvic-floor-hypertonic-disorder-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Michael A Holland, John S Joyce, Lisa M Brennaman, Erma Z Drobnis, Julie A Starr, Raymond T Foster
OBJECTIVES: Pelvic floor hypertonic disorder is characterized by an involuntary spasm of the levator ani muscles and is associated with several clinical syndromes. Several treatment options have been described; however, treatment efficacy data are limited. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of intravaginal diazepam for the treatment of pelvic pain secondary to levator ani muscle spasm in comparison to placebo. METHODS: Adult women with complaints of pelvic pain, who were noted to have levator ani muscle spasm on physical examination, were approached for enrollment in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial...
December 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260112/persistent-pseudomyopia-following-a-whiplash-injury-in-a-previously-emmetropic-woman
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Fintan E Hughes, Maxwell P Treacy, Emma S Duignan, Paul B Mullaney
Purpose: Accommodative spasm, which manifests as ciliary muscle spasm, convergent strabismus or miosis, is a recognised consequence of head trauma. In whiplash cases, cervical spine hyperextension poses a risk of contra-coup injury and brainstem trauma, and is known to affect the visual system. However, to date, no cases of accommodative spasm due to whiplash injury have been reported. Observations: We present the case of a 34-year-old female who developed sudden onset blurred distance vision after a rear impact car crash, having previously been emmetropic...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258494/a-rare-case-of-osteoblastoma-combined-with-severe-scoliosis-deformity-coronal-and-sagittal-imbalance
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Lin-Nan Wang, Bo-Wen Hu, Lei Wang, Xi Yang, Li-Min Liu, Yue-Ming Song
BACKGROUND: Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on the side of the lesion. Few researches about osteoblastoma combined with severe scoliosis have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old girl presents with progressive scoliosis deformity for 3 years, with gradually appeared low back pain and numbness of left leg...
December 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250762/evaluation-the-result-of-warm-normal-saline-irrigation-in-ureteral-endoscopic-surgeries
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Mohammad Ali Mohammadzadeh Rezaei, Alireza Akhavan Rezayat, Mahmoud Tavakoli, Lida Jarahi
PURPOSE: Transurethral lithotripsy (TUL) is a major modality for the endoscopic management of ureteral stones. Ureteral spasm makes access for ureters difficult, which causes impaction of the ureteroscope, ureteral dislodge, and a low success rate of endoscopic surgeries. This study described the outcomes of a new endoscopic surgical experience by use of 40-degree warm saline irrigation during TUL compaired with routine ambient air irrigation in TUL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial from 2014 to 2015, 150 patients with ureteral stone with balanced randomization were divided into two parallel groups...
December 17, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232172/halo-202-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-pegph20-plus-nab-paclitaxel-gemcitabine-versus-nab-paclitaxel-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-untreated-metastatic-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Sunil R Hingorani, Lei Zheng, Andrea J Bullock, Tara E Seery, William P Harris, Darren S Sigal, Fadi Braiteh, Paul S Ritch, Mark M Zalupski, Nathan Bahary, Paul E Oberstein, Andrea Wang-Gillam, Wilson Wu, Dimitrios Chondros, Ping Jiang, Sihem Khelifa, Jie Pu, Carrie Aldrich, Andrew E Hendifar
Purpose Metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is characterized by excessive hyaluronan (HA) accumulation in the tumor microenvironment, elevating interstitial pressure and impairing perfusion. Preclinical studies demonstrated pegvorhyaluronidase alfa (PEGPH20) degrades HA, thereby increasing drug delivery. Patients and Methods Patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma were randomly assigned to treatment with PEGPH20 plus nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine (PAG) or nab-paclitaxel/gemcitabine (AG)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231594/-regulation-of-acupuncture-on-expression-of-akt-protein-in-lung-tissues-of-asthma-rats
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Jinhua Yang, Ye Zhao, Shuang Li, Junping Han, Yueyue Yu, Zhizhong Fan, Huijuan Liu, Jianmei Cui
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of acupuncture on the expression of protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) in lung tissues of asthma rats. METHODS: Forty SPF male SD rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group, an acupuncture group and a blocker group, 10 rats in each one. The rat model of asthma was established by egg albumin stimulation in the model group, acupuncture group and blocker group. Since the establishment of rat model, the rats in the acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture at "Dazhui" (GV 14), "Feishu" (BL 13) and "Fengmen" (BL 12) before atomization; the rats in the blocker group were treated with intervention of blocker LY294002, once every two days, for 7 times...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231540/-acupuncture-combined-with-rehabilitation-training-for-the-limb-spasm-after-stroke
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Lei Xu, Min Wang, Fei Li, Jun Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the different clinical effects on the limb spasm after stroke among acupuncture mainly at governor vessel (GV) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with rehabilitation training, simple acupuncture and simple rehabilitation training. METHODS: Ninety patients according to admission sequence were randomized into a combination group, an acupuncture group and a rehabilitation group, 30 cases in each one. The comprehensive treatment was applied in the combination group...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230289/accessory-anterolateral-talar-facet-impingement-with-tibialis-spastic-varus-foot
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Toshinori Kurashige
In recent years, some authors have reported accessory anterolateral talar facet impingement with flatfoot including peroneal spastic flatfoot. Conversely, to our knowledge, no case report has been published about accessory anterolateral talar facet impingement with tibialis spastic varus foot. We report the first case in a 22-year-old man with intellectual disability, bilateral cleft hands and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Since spraining his left ankle over a year earlier, he experienced left sinus tarsi pain while standing and walking...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209545/difficult-to-treat-focal-stiff-person-syndrome-of-the-left-upper-extremity
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Nathan E Esplin, John W Stelzer, Timothy B Legare, Sayed K Ali
Background: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by muscle rigidity. It is a disorder of reduced GABA activity leading to increased muscle tone and often painful spasms. It generally presents in the axial musculature but rarely can involve only one limb, typically a lower extremity. In rare cases it can be paraneoplastic which generally resolves on treatment of the underlying neoplasm. Case Report: A 46-year-old male with a history of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in remission presented with left upper extremity pain secondary to a diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome limited to his left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201516/effectiveness-of-spinal-anesthesia-combined-with-obturator-nerve-blockade-in-preventing-adductor-muscle-contraction-during-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumor
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Cyrus Emir Alavi, Seyed Alaeddin Asgari, Siavash Falahatkar, Siamak Rimaz, Mohammadreza Naghipour, Hossein Khoshrang, Mehdi Jafari, Nadia Herfeh
Objective: To determine whether spinal anesthesia combined with obturator nerve blockade (SOB) is effective in preventing obturator nerve stimulation, jerking and bladder perforation during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Material and methods: In this clinical trial, 30 patients were randomly divided into two groups: spinal anesthesia (SA) and SOB. In SA group, 2.5 cc of 0.5% bupivacaine was injected intrathecally using a 25-gauge spinal needle and in SOB after spinal anesthesia, a classic obturator nerve blockade was performed by using nerve stimulation technique...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201327/stiff-person-case-misdiagnosed-as-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
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Saeed Razmeh, Amir Hasan Habibi, Farzad Sina, Elham Alizadeh, Monireh Eslami
Background: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurological disease resulting in stiffness and spasm of muscles. It initially affects the axial muscles and then spread to limb muscles. Emotional stress exacerbated the symptoms and signs of the disease. The pathophysiology of the disease is caused by the decreased level of the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity due to an autoantibody against GAD that decreases the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In this paper, we present a case of atypical presentation of SPS with lower limb stiffness misdiagnosed as conversion disorder...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187168/spasm-and-flexion-relaxation-phenomenon-response-to-large-lifting-load-during-the-performance-of-a-trunk-flexion-extension-exercise
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Yanjun Ma, Xinhai Shan
BACKGROUND: The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of large lifting load on the FRP response and spasm during execution of a flexion-extension exercise. METHODS: Twenty-two healthy male university students without low back pain history participated this study. Subjects randomly performed three trials of trunk flexion-extension cycles of 5 s flexion and 5 s extension in each of 4 conditions (three large lifting loads of 15, 20 and 25 kg and one lifting load of 0 kg for comparison)...
November 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181262/exercise-manual-therapy-and-postural-re-education-for-uncontrolled-ear-twitching-and-related-impairments-after-whiplash-injury-a-case-report
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Kelsey Flanders, Heather Feldner
Background and Purpose: Whiplash Associated Disorders and the interventions used to remediate them are well documented in physical therapy literature. However, specific interventions for spasms of the neck musculature that also involve constant ear twitching have yet to be addressed. The purpose of this case report is twofold. First, to describe comprehensive physical therapy management and outcomes for a subject with uncontrolled ear twitching and related musculoskeletal impairments, and second, to discuss the physical therapist's approach to evidence-based care when faced with a paucity of literature addressing physical therapy interventions for subjects with uncontrolled ear twitching...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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