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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913968/post-ganglionic-autonomic-neuropathy-associated-with-anti-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibodies
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E Fileccia, R Rinaldi, R Liguori, A Incensi, R D'Angelo, M P Giannoccaro, V Donadio
PURPOSE: Antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD-Abs) have been associated with several conditions, rarely involving the autonomic nervous system. Here, we describe two patients complaining of autonomic symptoms in whom a post-ganglionic autonomic neuropathy has been demonstrated in association with significantly elevated serum and CSF GAD-Abs levels. METHODS: Patients underwent nerve conduction studies, sympathetic skin response testing, evaluation of autonomic control of the cardiovascular system and skin biopsy...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913849/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-reveals-mody-in-up-to-6-5-of-antibody-negative-diabetes-cases-listed-in-the-norwegian-childhood-diabetes-registry
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Bente B Johansson, Henrik U Irgens, Janne Molnes, Paweł Sztromwasser, Ingvild Aukrust, Petur B Juliusson, Oddmund Søvik, Shawn Levy, Torild Skrivarhaug, Geir Joner, Anders Molven, Stefan Johansson, Pål R Njølstad
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: MODY can be wrongly diagnosed as type 1 diabetes in children. We aimed to find the prevalence of MODY in a nationwide population-based registry of childhood diabetes. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing, we screened the HNF1A, HNF4A, HNF1B, GCK and INS genes in all 469 children (12.1%) negative for both GAD and IA-2 autoantibodies and 469 antibody-positive matched controls selected from the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry (3882 children)...
December 2, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913089/a-combined-one-stage-surgical-approach-of-orbital-tumor-debulking-lid-reconstruction-and-ptosis-repair-in-children-with-orbitotemporal-neurofibromatosis
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Shay Keren, Gad Dotan, Ran Ben-Cnaan, Leah Leibovitch, Igal Leibovitch
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To describe a series of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and a plexiform neurofibroma of the orbit with ptosis who underwent a combined one-stage surgery for tumor debulking, lid reconstruction, and ptosis repair. METHODS: A retrospective review of 6 cases of combined one-step surgeries for orbital plexiform neurofibroma with ptosis. RESULTS: The study included 6 children (4 boys, mean age 3.4 years). Follow-up time was at least 9 months...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912875/long-term-chamomile-matricaria-chamomilla-l-treatment-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Jun J Mao, Sharon X Xie, John R Keefe, Irene Soeller, Qing S Li, Jay D Amsterdam
BACKGROUND: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders treated in primary care, yet current therapies have limited efficacy and substantial side effects. PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) use for prevention of GAD symptom relapse. METHODS: Outpatients from primary care practices and local communities with a primary diagnosis of moderate-to-severe GAD were enrolled for this two-phase study at a large US academic medical center...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912871/short-term-open-label-chamomile-matricaria-chamomilla-l-therapy-of-moderate-to-severe-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#5
John R Keefe, Jun J Mao, Irene Soeller, Qing S Li, Jay D Amsterdam
BACKGROUND: Conventional drug treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) are often accompanied by substantial side effects, dependence, and/or withdrawal syndrome. A prior controlled study of oral chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) extract showed significant efficacy versus placebo, and suggested that chamomile may have anxiolytic activity for individuals with GAD. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that treatment with chamomile extract would result in a significant reduction in GAD severity ratings, and would be associated with a favorable adverse event and tolerability profile...
December 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912042/the-prevalence-and-risks-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-hospice-caregivers
#6
Debra Parker Oliver, Karla Washington, Jamie Smith, Aisha Uraizee, George Demiris
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are common concerns for hospice caregivers. OBJECTIVE: This study looked at the prevalence and variables associated with hospice caregiver depression and anxiety, as well as the relationship between the two conditions. SUBJECTS: We did a secondary analysis of preexisting data. MEASUREMENTS: Measures included the PHQ-9 and GAD-7. RESULTS: Nearly one-quarter of caregivers were moderately to severely depressed, and nearly one-third reported moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909449/association-between-dsm-iv-anxiety-disorders-and-suicidal-behaviors-in-a-community-sample-of-south-korean-adults
#7
Seong-Jin Cho, Jin Pyo Hong, Jun-Young Lee, Jeong Soo Im, Kyoung-Sae Na, Jee Eun Park, Maeng Je Cho
OBJECTIVE: There are conflicting reports about whether individual anxiety disorders are independently associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. We examined whether anxiety disorders are related to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in a community sample of South Korean adults. METHODS: In-person interviews based on the South Korean version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview were conducted to diagnose mental disorders. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to examine whether anxiety disorders were associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts...
November 2016: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905919/susceptibility-of-anopheles-gambiae-to-insecticides-used-for-malaria-vector-control-in-rwanda
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Emmanuel Hakizimana, Corine Karema, Dunia Munyakanage, Gad Iranzi, John Githure, Jon Eric Tongren, Willem Takken, Agnes Binagwaho, Constantianus J M Koenraadt
BACKGROUND: The widespread emergence of resistance to pyrethroids is a major threat to the gains made in malaria control. To monitor the presence and possible emergence of resistance against a variety of insecticides used for malaria control in Rwanda, nationwide insecticide resistance surveys were conducted in 2011 and 2013. METHODS: Larvae of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato mosquitoes were collected in 12 sentinel sites throughout Rwanda. These were reared to adults and analysed for knock-down and mortality using WHO insecticide test papers with standard diagnostic doses of the recommended insecticides...
December 1, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905901/presynaptic-neuromuscular-transmission-defect-in-the-stiff-person-syndrome
#9
Y L Lo, Y E Tan
BACKGROUND: The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare disorder characterized by muscular rigidity and stiffness. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe an SPS patient presenting with longstanding fatigue and electrophysiological evidence of presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect, who responded to administration of pyridostigmine. In contrast, no electrophysiolgical evidence of neuromuscular transmission defect was demonstrated in 2 other SPS patients without fatigue symptoms...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905446/genomic-evolution-and-chemoresistance-in-germ-cell-tumours
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Amaro Taylor-Weiner, Travis Zack, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Jennifer L Guerriero, Brandon Bernard, Anita Reddy, G Celine Han, Saud AlDubayan, Ali Amin-Mansour, Steven E Schumacher, Kevin Litchfield, Clare Turnbull, Stacey Gabriel, Rameen Beroukhim, Gad Getz, Scott L Carter, Michelle S Hirsch, Anthony Letai, Christopher Sweeney, Eliezer M Van Allen
Germ-cell tumours (GCTs) are derived from germ cells and occur most frequently in the testes. GCTs are histologically heterogeneous and distinctly curable with chemotherapy. Gains of chromosome arm 12p and aneuploidy are nearly universal in GCTs, but specific somatic genomic features driving tumour initiation, chemosensitivity and progression are incompletely characterized. Here, using clinical whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of precursor, primary (testicular and mediastinal) and chemoresistant metastatic human GCTs, we show that the primary somatic feature of GCTs is highly recurrent chromosome arm level amplifications and reciprocal deletions (reciprocal loss of heterozygosity), variations that are significantly enriched in GCTs compared to 19 other cancer types...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900164/prevalence-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-top-level-male-and-female-football-players
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Astrid Junge, Nina Feddermann-Demont
BACKGROUND: Scientific studies on the prevalence of mental health problems in elite athletes are rare, and most have had considerable methodological limitations, such as low response rate and heterogeneous samples. AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of depression and anxiety in top-level football players in comparison to the general population, and to analyse potential risk factors. METHODS: Players of all first league (FL) and of four U-21 football teams in Switzerland were asked to answer a questionnaire on player's characteristics, the Centre of Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) scale...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898659/reproductive-factors-hormones-and-colorectal-cancer-still-unresolved
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Gad Rennert
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November 29, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892869/serum-c-reactive-protein-and-ferritin-concentrations-in-dogs-undergoing-leishmaniosis-treatment
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Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Luis Pardo-Marín, Fernando Tecles, Gad Baneth, Jose J Cerón
Monitoring of selected serum acute phase proteins like C-reactive protein (CRP) and ferritin could be useful for evaluation of the response to treatment in both naturally-occurring and experimentally-induced leishmaniosis. However studies until date have only been focused on dogs with an adequate response to the treatment and there is a lack of knowledge about the possible associations between the CRP and ferritin and the different clinicopathological conditions that can appear after treatment. Thus, the main objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate and compare the serum concentration of CRP and ferritin between three possible situations that dogs which undergo leishmaniosis treatment could have: responsive with total recovery, responsive with only clinical recovery but persistent abnormalities in biochemical analytes, and unresponsive with clinical and biochemical changes...
September 9, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887679/-mindfulness-based-interventions-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-mechanisms-of-action-and-presentation-of-a-pilot-study
#15
M Gasnier, A Pelissolo, G Bondolfi, S Pelissolo, M Tomba, L Mallet, K N'diaye
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a frequent and severe disease, potentially inducing a major impairment for the patient and burden for their family. Recent research in psychiatry and neuroscience have led to better comprehension of the disease's mechanisms and helped to improve its treatment. However, a large proportion of patients have refractory symptoms, including for traditional cognitive and behavioral therapy by exposure and response prevention (ERP), leading clinicians to look for new treatments...
November 22, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881588/glucocorticoids-did-not-reverse-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-secondary-to-pembrolizumab-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma
#16
Jasna Aleksova, Peter K H Lau, Georgia Soldatos, Grant McArthur
Immune checkpoint inhibitors offer patients with advanced melanoma substantial improvements in survival. Unlike chemotherapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors such as ipilimumab and pembrolizumab cause unique immune-related adverse events (irAEs), including the development of endocrinopathies. We report a case of a man aged 60 years who developed diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) following the use of pembrolizumab for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. He received four cycles of ipilimumab, before proceeding to pembrolizumab...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880812/quantifying-risk-for-anxiety-disorders-in-preschool-children-a-machine-learning-approach
#17
Kimberly L H Carpenter, Pablo Sprechmann, Robert Calderbank, Guillermo Sapiro, Helen L Egger
Early childhood anxiety disorders are common, impairing, and predictive of anxiety and mood disorders later in childhood. Epidemiological studies over the last decade find that the prevalence of impairing anxiety disorders in preschool children ranges from 0.3% to 6.5%. Yet, less than 15% of young children with an impairing anxiety disorder receive a mental health evaluation or treatment. One possible reason for the low rate of care for anxious preschoolers is the lack of affordable, timely, reliable and valid tools for identifying young children with clinically significant anxiety...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869828/tumor-suppressor-genes-that-escape-from-x-inactivation-contribute-to-cancer-sex-bias
#18
Andrew Dunford, David M Weinstock, Virginia Savova, Steven E Schumacher, John P Cleary, Akinori Yoda, Timothy J Sullivan, Julian M Hess, Alexander A Gimelbrant, Rameen Beroukhim, Michael S Lawrence, Gad Getz, Andrew A Lane
There is a striking and unexplained male predominance across many cancer types. A subset of X-chromosome genes can escape X-inactivation, which would protect females from complete functional loss by a single mutation. To identify putative 'escape from X-inactivation tumor-suppressor' (EXITS) genes, we examined somatic alterations from >4,100 cancers across 21 tumor types for sex bias. Six of 783 non-pseudoautosomal region (PAR) X-chromosome genes (ATRX, CNKSR2, DDX3X, KDM5C, KDM6A, and MAGEC3) harbored loss-of-function mutations more frequently in males (based on a false discovery rate < 0...
November 21, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868423/startle-potentiation-to-uncertain-threat-as-a-psychophysiological-indicator-of-fear-based-psychopathology-an-examination-across-multiple-internalizing-disorders
#19
Stephanie M Gorka, Lynne Lieberman, Stewart A Shankman, K Luan Phan
Heightened reactivity to uncertain threat (U-threat) is an important individual difference factor that may characterize fear-based internalizing psychopathologies (IPs) and distinguish them from distress/misery IPs. To date, however, the majority of existing research examining reactivity to U-threat has been within individuals with panic disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD) and no prior study has directly tested this hypothesis across multiple IPs. The current study therefore explored whether heightened reactivity to U-threat is a psychophysiological indicator of fear-based psychopathology across 5 groups: current (a) social anxiety disorder (SAD); (b) specific phobia (SP); (c) generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); (d) MDD; and (c) individuals with no history of psychopathology (controls)...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867352/aberrant-functional-connectivity-between-the-amygdala-and-the-temporal-pole-in-drug-free-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#20
Wei Li, Huiru Cui, Zhipei Zhu, Li Kong, Qian Guo, Yikang Zhu, Qiang Hu, Lanlan Zhang, Hui Li, Qingwei Li, Jiangling Jiang, Jordan Meyers, Jianqi Li, Jijun Wang, Zhi Yang, Chunbo Li
The amygdala and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) play important roles in "emotion dysregulation," which has a profound impact on etiologic research of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The present study analyzed both eyes-open and eyes-closed resting state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) of 43 subjects (21 GAD patients with medicine free and 22 matched healthy controls). The amygdala and the DLPFC were defined as regions of interest (ROI) to analyze functional connectivity (FC) in GAD patients compared with healthy controls...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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