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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893494/a-comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electroneuromyography-for-denervated-muscle-diagnosis
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Betül Tepeli, Metin Karataş, Mehmet Coşkun, Oya Ümit Yemişçi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for muscle denervation due to focal lesions of the median nerve and to compare electrophysiological findings with MRI findings. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with electrophysiological studies diagnose for focal lesions of the median nerve were included in this study. Electrophysiological studies and MRI were conducted on 34 patients' hands. Patient hands were divided into two groups based on edema findings revealed by the MRI: group 1 (edema-negative group; n = 24) and group 2 (edema-positive group; n = 10)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882112/diagnostic-value-of-high-frequency-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ming-Yu Wang, Xian-Bin Wang, Xue-Hui Sun, Feng-Li Liu, Sheng-Chuan Huang
Early diagnosis and management improve the outcome of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The present study explored the application of high-frequency ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the detection of early RA. Thirty-nine patients (20 males and 19 females) diagnosed with early RA were enrolled in the study. A total of 1,248 positions, including 858 hand joints and 390 tendons, were examined by high-frequency US and MRI to evaluate the presence of bone erosion, bone marrow edema (BME), synovial proliferation, joint effusion, tendinitis and tendon sheath edema...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847124/robot-assisted-rehabilitation-of-hand-paralysis-after-stroke-reduces-wrist-edema-and-pain-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Alberto Borboni, Jorge H Villafañe, Chiara Mullè, Kristin Valdes, Rodolfo Faglia, Giovanni Taveggia, Stefano Negrini
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether passive robotic-assisted hand motion, in addition to standard rehabilitation, would reduce hand pain, edema, or spasticity in all patients following acute stroke, in patients with and without hand paralysis. METHODS: Thirty-five participants, aged 45 to 80 years, with functional impairments of their upper extremities after a stroke were recruited for the study from September 2013 to October 2013. One group consisted of 16 patients (mean age ± SD, 68 ± 9 years) with full paralysis and the other groups included 14 patients (mean age ± SD, 67 ± 8 years) with partial paralysis...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844184/possible-prevention-of-uremic-nausea-by-vitamin-d-receptor-activators-in-non-dialysis-patients-with-stage-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Masato Ikeda, Yoshimi Ueda, Yukio Maruyama, Keitaro Yokoyama, Takashi Yokoo, Nobuhiko Joki, Ryoichi Ando, Toshio Shinoda, Daijo Inaguma, Toshihiko Yamaka, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Fumihiko Koiwa, Toshifumi Sakaguchi, Shigeo Negi, Takashi Shigematsu
BACKGROUND: Nausea is a major uremic symptom and a frequent indication for starting dialysis. However, preventive medication for uremic nausea has not yet been identified. Vitamin D receptor activators (VDRAs) may prevent uremic nausea via their pleiotropic actions. The objective of this study was to explore whether VDRA administration during the predialysis period is associated with a reduced prevalence of uremic nausea just prior to beginning dialysis. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed to identify a medication to prevent uremic nausea...
November 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826325/enterovirus-71-infection-and-neurological-complications
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REVIEW
Kyung Yeon Lee
Since the outbreak of the enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection in Malaysia in 1997, large epidemics of EV71 have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region. Many children and infants have died from serious neurological complications during these epidemics, and EV71 infection has become a serious public health problem in these areas. EV71 infection causes hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, and usually resolves spontaneously. However, EV71 occasionally involves the central nervous system (CNS), and induces diverse neurological complications such as brainstem encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823916/-deep-venous-thrombosis-of-the-upper-limb-in-a-violin-player-the-bow-syndrome
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H Sanson, V Gautier, A Stansal, D Sfeir, C Franceschi, P Priollet
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced thrombosis is a rare cause of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the upper limb and usually affects young subjects without comorbid conditions. The diagnosis may be challenging. CASE REPORT: A 23-year-old female right-handed French teacher and amateur violin player presented with edema of the root of the right arm associated with erythrocyanosis of the extremity and collateral circulation of the shoulder. History taking revealed oral contraception and recent change in violin playing habits...
November 4, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818360/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-for-the-prognostic-prediction-of-severe-enterovirus-71-associated-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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Jun Qiu, Xiulan Lu, Pingping Liu, Xinping Zhang, Chao Zuo, Zhenghui Xiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) can predict impending brainstem encephalitis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, cardiopulmonary failure, and death in children with severe enterovirus 71 (EV71)-associated hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). METHODS: Plasma NT-proBNP levels of 282 children with severe EV71-associated HFMD were measured. RESULTS: NT-proBNP levels were significantly higher in patients with elevated blood glucose (>7...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790133/long-term-management-of-complications-of-retinal-artery-macroaneurysms-with-intravitreal-aflibercept-injection
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Kamal Kishore
PURPOSE: To report the 1-year follow-up results of intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) for the management of complications of retinal artery macroaneurysms (RAM). METHODS: A retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series of 4 eyes of 4 patients (all female, aged 68-91 years, 3 treatment naive) treated with IAI 2 mg for complications of RAM [macular edema (ME) 2, submacular hemorrhage (SMH) 1, and vitreous hemorrhage (VH) 1] was conducted. Baseline parameters consisted of complete ocular examination, medical history, best-corrected Snellen VA, fundus photography, IVFA and SD OCT, unless precluded by VH (1)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771112/hemiparkinsonism-secondary-to-sphenoid-wing-meningioma
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A-S Kleib, E Sid'Ahmed, S-M Salihy, N Boukhrissi, M Diagana, O Soumaré
We describe the case of a 41 year-old woman who presented with a slight slowness of the right hand movement, which began four months prior to admission. Neurological examination showed slight rest tremor of the right hand, moderate bradykinesia and rigidity. She had been taking medication for Parkinson's disease, but without any benefit. The patient underwent a gadolinium-enhanced brain MRI, which showed a large left sphenoid wing meningioma with surrounding edema compressing the basal ganglia. Total excision of tumor was performed...
October 19, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770823/body-mass-index-and-extent-of-mri-detected-inflammation-opposite-effects-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-versus-other-arthritides-and-asymptomatic-persons
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Lukas Mangnus, Wouter P Nieuwenhuis, Hanna W van Steenbergen, Tom W J Huizinga, Monique Reijnierse, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil
BACKGROUND: In the population a high body mass index (BMI) has been associated with slightly increased inflammatory markers. Within rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however, a high BMI has been associated with less radiographic progression; this phenomenon is unexplained. We hypothesized that the phenomenon is caused by an inverse relationship between BMI and inflammation in hand and foot joints with RA. To explore this hypothesis, local inflammation was measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in early arthritis patients presenting with RA or other arthritides and in asymptomatic volunteers...
October 22, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727185/protective-effect-of-the-plant-extracts-of-erythroxylum-sp-against-toxic-effects-induced-by-the-venom-of-lachesis-muta-snake
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Eduardo Coriolano de Oliveira, Rodrigo Alves Soares Cruz, Nayanna de Mello Amorim, Marcelo Guerra Santos, Luiz Carlos Simas Pereira Junior, Eladio Oswaldo Flores Sanchez, Caio Pinho Fernandes, Rafael Garrett, Leandro Machado Rocha, André Lopes Fuly
Snake venoms are composed of a complex mixture of active proteins that induce toxic effects, such as edema, hemorrhage, and death. Lachesis muta has the highest lethality indices in Brazil. In most cases, antivenom fails to neutralize local effects, leading to disabilities in victims. Thus, alternative treatments are under investigation, and plant extracts are promising candidates. The objective of this work was to investigate the ability of crude extracts, fractions, or isolated products of Erythroxylum ovalifolium and Erythroxylum subsessile to neutralize some toxic effects of L...
October 11, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725238/antihyperalgesic-activity-of-filipendula-ulmaria-l-maxim-and-filipendula-vulgaris-moench-in-a-rat-model-of-inflammation
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Stevan Samardžić, Maja Tomić, Uroš Pecikoza, Radica Stepanović-Petrović, Zoran Maksimović
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.), and dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris Moench) flowers are traditionally used to treat various ailments, including inflammatory conditions. The aim of the present study was to validate the aforementioned ethnomedicinal claim by assessing antihyperalgesic and antiedematous activities and toxicity of orally administered lyophilized flower infusions (LFIs) of F. ulmaria and F. vulgaris in experimental animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phytochemical analysis of LFIs was performed by HPLC-DAD...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706779/clinical-significance-of-combined-liver-function-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-measurement-in-children-with-hand-foot-mouth-disease
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F X Han, J H Gao, J H Gai
Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common pediatric disease responsible for the development of rashes or herpes on the hand, foot, and mouth. Severe complications of HFMD include myocarditis, pulmonary edema, aseptic meningoencephalitis, and even death. Therefore, early diagnosis of HFMD is of particular importance. In this study, we determined the clinical value of the combined detection of liver function and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) expression in children with HFMD. Three hundred children with HFMD were recruited to this study between July 2013 and July 2015 and divided into the mild and severe HFMD groups (N = 150 per group)...
September 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682277/radiological-and-clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-labral-repair-with-all-suture-anchors
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L Willemot, R Elfadalli, K C Jaspars, M H Ahw, J Peeters, N Jansen, G Declerq, O Verborgt
Purpose : The aim of this study was to assess radiological and clinical outcome after arthroscopic all--suture anchor labral repair. Method: 20 patients treated for anterior and superior labral instability (mean age 29, range 14-51 years) were assessed at a minimum follow-up time of 1 year (mean 19 months ; range, 12-28 months). Postoperative MRI scans were assessed by 3 independent radiologists. The radiological appearance of bone at the anchor-site was judged by the presence of cyst formation, tunnel widening (> 2 mm) or bone edema...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680806/e5-lung-ultrasound-and-echocardiography-for-peripartum-haemodynamic-monitoring-of-patients-with-severe-preeclampsia
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J Ambrozic, K Prokselj, M Lucovnik
INTRODUCTION: The ability to judge intravascular volume is fundamental in the management of patients with severe preeclampsia. Insufficient intravascular volume can result in decreased oxygen delivery to tissues and exacerbates organ dysfunction. On the other hand, fluid excesses can lead to fluid extravasation and pulmonary edema. Outside of pregnancy, transthoracic echocardiography and lung ultrasonography have become important diagnostic and monitoring tools in critically ill patients...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651669/epidemiological-and-immunopathological-studies-on-porcine-parvovirus-infection-in-punjab
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Amninder Kaur, V Mahajan, G D Leishangthem, N D Singh, Payal Bhat, H S Banga, G Filia
AIM: The aim of this study was to get the first-hand knowledge about the seroprevalence of Porcine parvovirus (PPV) in Punjab and a diagnosis of PPV from abortion cases of swine using gross, histopathological, and immunohistopathological techniques to observe the tissue tropism of the virus strain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue samples from the reproductive tract of pig (n=32), placental tissue (n=10), and aborted fetuses (n=18) were collected from Postmortem Hall of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, field outbreaks and from butcher houses in and around Ludhiana...
August 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650695/proteomics-and-antivenomics-of-papuan-black-snake-pseudechis-papuanus-venom-with-analysis-of-its-toxicological-profile-and-the-preclinical-efficacy-of-australian-antivenoms
#17
Davinia Pla, Benjamin W Bande, Ronelle E Welton, Owen K Paiva, Libia Sanz, Álvaro Segura, Christine E Wright, Juan J Calvete, José María Gutiérrez, David J Williams
: The Papuan black snake (Pseudechis papuanus Serpentes: Elapidae) is endemic to Papua New Guinea, Indonesian Papua and Australia's Torres Strait Islands. We have investigated the biological activity and proteomic composition of its venom. The P. papuanus venom proteome is dominated by a variety (n≥18) of PLA2s, which together account for ~90% of the venom proteins, and a set of low relative abundance proteins, including a short-neurotoxic 3FTx (3.1%), 3-4 PIII-SVMPs (2.8%), 3 cysteine-rich secretory proteins (CRISP; 2...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621783/intravitreal-phacoemulsification-using-torsional-handpiece-for-retained-lens-fragments
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Vinod Kumar, Brijesh Takkar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of intravitreal phacoemulsification with torsional hand piece in eyes with posteriorly dislocated lens fragments. METHODS: In this prospective, interventional case series, 15 eyes with retained lens fragments following phacoemulsification were included. All patients underwent standard three-port pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal phacoemulsification using sleeveless, torsional hand piece (OZiL™, Alcon's Infiniti Vision System)...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619015/sympathetic-activity-and-early-mobilization-in-patients-in-intensive-and-intermediate-care-with-severe-brain-injuries-a-preliminary-prospective-randomized-study
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A Rocca, J-M Pignat, L Berney, J Jöhr, D Van de Ville, R T Daniel, M Levivier, L Hirt, A R Luft, E Grouzmann, K Diserens
BACKGROUND: Patients who experience severe brain injuries are at risk of secondary brain damage, because of delayed vasospasm and edema. Traditionally, many of these patients are kept on prolonged bed rest in order to maintain adequate cerebral blood flow, especially in the case of subarachnoid hemorrhage. On the other hand, prolonged bed rest carries important morbidity. There may be a clinical benefit in early mobilization and our hypothesis is that early gradual mobilization is safe in these patients...
September 13, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601882/effects-of-alprostadil-and-iloprost-on-renal-lung-and-skeletal-muscle-injury-following-hindlimb-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Dilek Erer, Abdullah Özer, Hüseyin Demirtaş, İpek Işık Gönül, Halil Kara, Hande Arpacı, Faruk Metin Çomu, Gürsel Levent Oktar, Mustafa Arslan, Ayşegül Küçük
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of alprostadil (prostaglandin [PGE1] analog) and iloprost (prostacyclin [PGI2] analog) on renal, lung, and skeletal muscle tissues after ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury in an experimental rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar albino rats underwent 2 hours of ischemia via infrarenal aorta clamping with subsequent 2 hours of reperfusion. Alprostadil and iloprost were given starting simultaneously with the reperfusion period...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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