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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725294/acupuncture-benefits-for-flammer-syndrome-in-individuals-with-inherited-diseases-of-the-retina
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Tilo Blechschmidt, Maike Krumsiek, Margarita G Todorova
BACKGROUND: Patients with inherited diseases of the retina (IRD) often exhibit signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome (FS). Acupuncture treatment has shown its positive effect on visual function in patients with IRD. The aim of the present study is to examine the effect of acupuncture on signs and symptoms of FS in a cohort of patients suffering simultaneously FS and IRD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective pilot study was performed on 17 patients with FS and IRD: rod-cone dystrophy, Nr: 12 (RCD); cone-rod dystrophy, Nr: 3 (CRD) and inherited macular dystrophy, Nr: 2 (IMD; 12♀, 5♂; mean age: 44...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724824/late-onset-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-20-years-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Sharon D'Souza, Narpat Solanki, K R Sushma, Priyank Solanki
This paper reports a case of spontaneous Descemet's Membrane (DM ) detachment 20-years after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). The patient presented with acute onset blurred vision in the right eye associated with mild ocular discomfort. There was no prior history of trauma. The patient had undergone PK in the right eye 20 years back. Detailed ophthalmic examination showed best corrected visual acuity of hand movements close to face in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye. The right eye showed diffuse graft edema but no congestion, epithelial defect, or loss of continuity of graft-host junction to suggest a traumatic etiology...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696958/rock-climbing-related-bone-marrow-edema-of-the-hand-a-follow-up-study
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Christoph Lutter, Thomas Hochholzer, Thomas Bayer, Volker Schöffl
OBJECTIVE: Sport climbers strain passive and active anatomical structures of their hands and fingers to the maximum during training or competition. This study was designed to investigate bone marrow edema (BME) in rock climbing athletes. DESIGN: Systematic detection, treatment, and follow-up investigation of rock climbing athletes with BME of the hand. SETTING: Primary-level orthopedic surgery and sports medicine division of a large academic medical center...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693827/giovanni-boccaccio-s-1313-1375-disease-and-demise-the-final-untold-tale-of-liver-and-heart-failure
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Francesco M Galassi, Fabrizio Toscano, Emanuele Armocida, Giovanni Spani, Michael Papio, Frank J Rühli
Giovanni Boccaccio's fatal disease(s) and cause of death have long remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, a thorough multidisciplinary reassessment has finally been carried out. By combining philological and clinical approaches, it is at last possible to suggest a solid retrospective diagnosis based upon a study of his correspondence, poetry and iconography, as well as references to his physical decay in coeval and later sources. It would appear that he suffered over the last three years of his life from hepatic and cardiac failure, conditions that resulted in edema and potentially even hepatic carcinoma...
June 13, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676373/middle-age-exacerbates-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-double-hit-murine-model
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Guillaume Voiriot, Damien Contou, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Valerie Amsellem, Elisabeth Marcos, Mehdi Latiri, Serge Adnot, Bernard Maitre, Armand Mekontso Dessap
RATIONALE: In a recent systematic review, aging has been identified as the only factor independently associated with mortality during human acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We explored this age-dependent severity in a clinically relevant double hit murine ARDS model. METHODS: Young adult (Y, 10-12weeks) and middle-old (O, 12-13months) male C57BL6 mice underwent an aspiration of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or control saline vehicle. Twenty hours later, four groups of mice were sacrificed [Y(control), O(control), Y(LPS) and O(LPS)]...
July 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653674/effects-of-orthotic-therapeutic-electrical-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-paresis-associated-with-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-control-trial
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K Iwahashi, T Hayashi, R Watanabe, A Nishimura, T Ueta, T Maeda, K Shiba
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of orthotic therapeutic electrical stimulation (TES) on the hand in patients with paresis associated with acute cervical spinal cord injury. SETTING: Spinal Injuries Center, Fukuoka, Japan. METHODS: The study included patients treated for spinal cord injuries (Frankel classification, grades B and C) at our institution within 1 week post injury between May 2011 and December 2014...
June 27, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647978/-severe-cases-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-data-based-on-national-pilot-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-surveillance-system
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Y M Zheng, Z R Chang, L L Jiang, H Ji, G P Chen, P Luo, J J Pan, X L Tian, L L Wei, D Huo, Z P Miao, X N Zou, J H Chen, Q H Liao
Objective: To investigate the clinical severity, etiological classification and risk factors of severe cases with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Methods: A total of 1 489 records on severe and fatal HFMD cases reported to the national pilot surveillance system of HFMD were used to analyze the demographic, medical treatment, etiological classification of the cases. Treatment outcome related risk factors were also studied with multi-variable stepwise logistic regression method. Results: Seven out of the 1 489 severe HFMD cases died of this disease...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635514/effects-of-thyroid-hormone-therapy-on-cut-surface-healing-of-the-remnant-stomach-with-short-term-weight-loss-alterations-after-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Suleyman Orman, Kerem Karaman, Banu Isbilen Basok, Ucler Kisa, Ayse Bahar Ceyran, Erdal Birol Bostanci
BACKGROUND: The hypothalamic-pituitary-tyhroid axis is directly affected by drastic changes in energy stores. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of triiodothyronine (T3) treatment on cut-surface healing of remnant stomach with weight loss alterations after sleeve gastrectomy (SG). METHODS: Thirty male Wistar Albino rats were divided into three groups: sham (n = 6), control (n = 12), and experimental (n = 12). Control and experimental group rats underwent sleeve gastrectomy...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626257/multi-center-rater-blinded-study-of-early-intervention-with-the-hand-incubator-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-the-beat-edema-trial-proposal-of-a-research-protocol
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Hisao Ishii, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Masahiro Tatebe, Hitoshi Hirata, Toyone Kikumori, Nobuyuki Tsunoda, Ikuo Hyodo, Tomoko Ogawa, Naoki Unno
Postoperative lymphedema is considered irreversible once it has developed, and significantly lowers the patient's quality of life. However, lymphatic function has recently been clarified, and it is possible that lymphedema can be cured if early treatment is started. This two-arm randomized clinical trial (UMIN000026124) will prospectively evaluate 24 patients with early-stage breast cancer-related lymphedema at the Nagoya University Hospital and Aichi Cancer Center Hospital. The eligibility criteria will be patients who are diagnosed with stage 0-1 breast cancer-related lymphedema, as defined by the International Society of Lymphology, within 12 weeks after breast cancer surgery...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621671/association-study-of-inflammatory-cytokine-and-chemokine-expression-in-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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Wenzhong Shang, Suying Qian, Lijuan Fang, Yong Han, Cuiping Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship of cytokine/chemokine expression with the clinical presentation of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). RESULTS: All cytokine/chemokine levels were higher in severe HFMD patients than in mild HFMD patients or controls (P < 0.01). RANTES, MCP-1, IL-4, IL-12 and IL-18 levels were higher in mild HFMD patients than in the controls (P < 0.05). In severe HFMD, all levels (except IL-8 and IL-4) were higher in patients with encephalitis plus pulmonary edema than in those with encephalitis alone (P < 0...
June 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602490/ultrasound-findings-on-hands-and-wrists-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-relationship-with-physical-examination
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Carolina Freitas Lins, Daniel Lima de Sá Ribeiro, Willer Gonçalves Dourado Santos, Genevievi Rosa, Viviane Machicado, Ana Luisa Pedreira, Emanuela Pimenta da Fonseca, Anna Paula Mota Duque Sousa, Carla Baleeiro Rodrigues Silva, Marcos Antonio Almeida Matos, Mittermayer Barreto Santiago
Diagnosis of synovitis/tenosynovitis by physical examination can be difficult. Ultrasound (US) can be an effective tool for the evaluation of joint involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study will describe musculoskeletal findings by US in SLE patients and the evaluation of their correlation with physical examination. SLE patients underwent clinical/sonographic evaluation of hand/wrists. In total, 896 joints were evaluated: at least 1 change on physical examination was found in 136 joints and at least 1 US abnormality was found in 65 of 896 joints...
June 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597812/microbial-impact-on-host-metabolism-opportunities-for-novel-treatments-of-nutritional-disorders
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Hubert Plovier, Patrice D Cani
Malnutrition is the cause of major public health concerns worldwide. On the one hand, obesity and associated pathologies (also known as the metabolic syndrome) affect more than 10% of the world population. Such pathologies might arise from an elevated inflammatory tone. We have discovered that the inflammatory properties of high-fat diets were linked to the translocation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). We proposed a mechanism associating the gut microbiota with the onset of insulin resistance and low-grade inflammation, a phenomenon that we called "metabolic endotoxemia...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573719/n-nitrosamines-induced-infertility-and-hepatotoxicity-in-male-rabbits
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S A Sheweita, Y Y El Banna, M Balbaa, I A Abdullah, H E Hassan
N-nitrosamines are widely spread environmental pollutants of well-known toxicity and carcinogenicity in various animal species. These compounds are metabolically activated by cytochrome P450 system predominantly in the liver and in other tissues into more active metabolites leading to generation of both alkylating agents that alkylate DNA and reactive oxygen species. In the current study, we investigated the influence of four types of N-nitrosamines that are commonly present in the environment [methyethylnitrosamine, (MEN), diethylnitrosamine (DEN), diphenylnitroasamine (DPN) and dimethylnitrosamine (DMN)] on both livers and testes of male rabbits through assessment of 17 β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17 β-HSD) activity...
June 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570460/lesions-associated-with-calcium-gluconate-extravasation-presentation-of-5-clinical-cases-and-analysis-of-cases-published
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Francisco Javier Pacheco Compaña, José Midón Míguez, Francisco Javier de Toro Santos
INTRODUCTION: Calcium gluconate extravasation is a process, which, while not common, occurs more frequently in neonatal intensive care units. The aim of this study is to present a number of cases of calcium gluconate extravasation, which have occurred in our hospital, and to carry out a review of those clinical cases published in the literature to obtain relevant epidemiological data. METHODS: Data were gathered on the medical histories of 5 patients who presented lesions secondary to calcium gluconate extravasation in our center...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570442/localized-arm-volume-index-a-new-method-for-body-type-corrected-evaluation-of-localized-arm-lymphedematous-volume-change
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Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu
BACKGROUND: Volume measurement is a common evaluation for upper extremity lymphedema. However, volume comparison between different patients with different body types may be inappropriate, and it is difficult to evaluate localized limb volume change using arm volume. METHODS: Localized arm volumes (Vk, k = 1-5) and localized arm volume indices (LAVIk) at 5 points (1, upper arm; 2, elbow; 3, forearm; 4, wrist; 5, hand) of 106 arms of 53 examinees with no arm edema were calculated based on physical measurements (arm circumferences and lengths and body mass index [BMI])...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565759/oral-administration-of-ampelopsin-protects-against-acute-brain-injury-in-rats-following-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Xiao-Li Ye, Ling-Qun Lu, Wei Li, Qi Lou, Hong-Gang Guo, Qiao-Juan Shi
Ampelopsin (AMP) is isolated from the Chinese medicinal herb Ampelopsis grossedentata (Hand-Mazz) and has been associated with numerous biological and pharmacological activities. However, it is not clear whether AMP has a direct protective effect on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury. Therefore, the present study investigated its role in acute brain injury following focal cerebral ischemia in rats. The current study induced transient focal cerebral ischemia by performing middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 60 min, followed by 24 h of reperfusion...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552869/foreign-accent-syndrome-caused-by-the-left-precentral-infarction-a-case-report
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Haruki Tokida, Yuji Shiga, Yutaka Shimoe, Shigeru Yamori, Akio Tanaka, Masaru Kuriyama
A 57-year-old right-handed man was admitted to our hospital because of right facial paresis and acute-onset dysarthria. He presented with non-fluent aphasia. His aphasia gradually improved, but he started speaking with a strange accent and intonation from the fifth hospital day. He was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome (FAS), which lasted for 2 months. MRI revealed ischemic infarction with edema in the superior, middle, and inferior parts of the left precentral gyrus. One year later, MRI revealed old, small infarct lesions in the left precentral gyrus, middle frontal gyrus, and postcentral gyrus...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549731/clinical-and-sonographic-biomarkers-of-structural-damage-progression-in-ra-patients-in-clinical-remission-a-prospective-study-with-12-months-follow-up
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Julio Ramírez, José Antonio Narváez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Javier Hernández-Gañán, Andrea Cuervo, José Inciarte-Mundo, Maria Victoria Hernández, Miguel Sampayo-Cordero, José Luis Pablos, Raimon Sanmartí, Juan D Cañete
OBJECTIVE: To determine clinical and sonographic biomarkers predicting structural damage progression at 12 months of follow-up as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in clinical remission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients with RA in clinical remission, defined as 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28)-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) <2.6 for >6 months. Ultrasound scans of both hands and knees and MRI of the dominant hand were performed at baseline and at 12 months...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537569/inguinal-pain-syndrome-the-influence-of-intraoperative-local-administration-of-0-5-bupivacaine-on-postoperative-pain-control-following-lichtenstein-hernioplasty-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Bartosz Cybułka
With current technological advancement and availability of synthetic materials used in inguinal hernia repair, a recurrence after first intervention is not a common and important adverse event. On the other hand, however, some patients complain about chronic pain of the operated site after surgeries using a polypropylene mesh. Many patients are constrained to a prolonged use of analgesics and increased frequency of control visits, which may eventually result in loss of trust in the operator. Every surgical intervention is associated with the risk of immediate or delayed complications...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536986/evaluation-of-anti-inflammatory-and-ulcerogenic-potential-of-zinc-ibuprofen-and-zinc-naproxen-complexes-in-rats
#20
Magdalena Jarosz, Natalia Szkaradek, Henryk Marona, Gabriel Nowak, Katarzyna Młyniec, Tadeusz Librowski
Because of numerous indications and high availability, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly prescribed and used medicines in the world. However, long-term therapy with and improper use of NSAIDs may lead to gastrointestinal damage. Therefore, improving the therapeutic index of the existing drugs has become a priority over the past decades. Considerable attention in the field has been concentrated on metal complexes of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of complexation with zinc on the anti-inflammatory and ulcerogenic effects of ibuprofen and naproxen after single and triple intragastric administration to rats...
May 23, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
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