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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131401/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-the-development-of-reflux-esophagitis-a-cohort-study
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Yang Won Min, Youngha Kim, Geum-Youn Gwak, Seonhye Gu, Danbee Kang, Soo Jin Cho, Eliseo Guallar, Juhee Cho, Dong Hyun Sinn
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, is associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease in cross-sectional studies, but a prospective association has not been evaluated. The current study aimed to determine whether NAFLD increases the risk of incident reflux esophagitis in a large cohort study. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 34,063 men and women without reflux esophagitis or other upper gastrointestinal disease at baseline who underwent health check-up examinations between January 2003 and December 2013...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090187/multimorbidity-constellations-of-conditions-across-subgroups-of-midlife-and-older-individuals-and-related-medicare-expenditures
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Siran M Koroukian, Nicholas K Schiltz, David F Warner, Jiayang Sun, Kurt C Stange, Charles W Given, Avi Dor
INTRODUCTION: The Department of Health and Human Services' 2010 Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions called for the identification of common constellations of conditions in older adults. OBJECTIVES: To analyze patterns of conditions constituting multimorbidity (CCMM) and expenditures in a US representative sample of midlife and older adults (50-64 and ≥65 years of age, respectively). DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of the 2010 Health and Retirement Study (HRS; n=17,912)...
2017: J Comorb
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090123/investigation-of-the-effects-of-miniscrew-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-on-airflow-in-the-upper-airway-of-an-adult-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-using-computational-fluid-structure-interaction-analysis
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Jae-Sik Hur, Hyoung-Ho Kim, Jin-Young Choi, Sang-Ho Suh, Seung-Hak Baek
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) on changes in airflow in the upper airway (UA) of an adult patient with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) using computational fluid-structure interaction analysis. METHODS: Three-dimensional UA models fabricated from cone beam computed tomography images obtained before (T0) and after (T1) MARPE in an adult patient with OSAS were used for computational fluid dynamics with fluid-structure interaction analysis...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075520/the-feasibility-of-using-high-resolution-ultrasonography-to-assess-ulnar-nerve-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Jun Chen, Chun-Lei Wang, Shan Wu, Shan He, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the examination of the ulnar nerves. METHOD: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed diabetic peripheral neuropathy and 60 had no diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the upper limbs...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050381/space-based-bias-of-covert-visual-attention-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Janet H Bultitude, Ian Walker, Charles Spence
See Legrain (doi:10.1093/awx188) for a scientific commentary on this article. Some patients with complex regional pain syndrome report that movements of the affected limb are slow, more effortful, and lack automaticity. These symptoms have been likened to the syndrome that sometimes follows brain injury called hemispatial neglect, in which patients exhibit attentional impairments and problems with movements affecting the contralesional side of the body and space. Psychophysical testing of patients with complex regional pain syndrome has found evidence for spatial biases when judging visual targets distanced at 2 m, but not in directions that indicate reduced attention to the affected side...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022143/comorbidity-of-gastrointestinal-disorders-migraine-and-tension-type-headache-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
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Fahimeh Martami, Zeinab Ghorbani, Maryam Abolhasani, Mansoureh Togha, Alipasha Meysamie, Alireza Sharifi, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi
Migraine can be accompanied by some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) and different lower and upper GI disorders as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) and cholelithiasis. This cross-sectional study included 1574 overweight and obese participants who were referred to the Obesity Research Center of Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The diagnosis of migraine and TTH was made by an expert neurologist based on the international classification of headache disorders-III β (ICHD III β)...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020829/preferences-in-sleep-position-correlate-with-nighttime-paresthesias-in-healthy-people-without-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Carrie L Roth Bettlach, Jessica M Hasak, Emily M Krauss, Jenny L Yu, Gary B Skolnick, Greta N Bodway, Lorna C Kahn, Susan E Mackinnon
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome has been associated with sleep position preferences. The aim of this study is to assess self-reported nocturnal paresthesias and sleeping position in participants with and without carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis to further clinical knowledge for preventive and therapeutic interventions. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study of 396 participants was performed in young adults, healthy volunteers, and a patient population. Participants were surveyed on risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome, nocturnal paresthesias, and sleep preferences...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987691/pharyngeal-airspace-of-asthmatic-individuals-and-those-suffering-from-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-study-by-cbct
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Fátima Karoline Araújo Alves Dultra, Alana Tavares, Joaquim de Almeida Dultra, Cristina Salles, Iêda Margarida Crusoé-Rebelo, Inessa Barbosa, Adelmir Souza-Machado
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to comparatively evaluate the oropharyngeal space of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) and asthma by means of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) images. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included individuals with OSA and asthma (n=10), with OSA and without asthma (n=6), asthmatics without OSA (n=6) and healthy individuals (n=25). All patients were evaluated by a pneumologist and submitted to a nocturnal polysomnogram...
October 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951102/prospective-pilot-study-comparing-pre-and-postsurgical-ctsaq-and-neuro-qol-questionnaire-with-median-nerve-high-resolution-ultrasound-cross-sectional-areas
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Tuan A Tran, Lisa M Williams, Donna Bui, Colleen Anthonisen, Eduard Poltavskiy, Robert M Szabo
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were (1) to assess the utility of the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorder (Neuro-QoL) questionnaire in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome by comparing the validated patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure Neuro-QoL to the validated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Assessment Questionnaire (CTSAQ) before and following carpal tunnel release, (2) to compare the measurements of the median nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) using high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) before and after surgery, and (3) to determine a correlation between HRUS and PRO...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943009/midterm-and-long-term-follow-up-in-competitive-athletes-undergoing-thoracic-outlet-decompression-for-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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William Shutze, Brad Richardson, Ryan Shutze, Kimberly Tran, Allen Dao, Gerald O Ogola, Allan Young, Greg Pearl
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) results from compression of the brachial plexus by the clavicle, first rib, and scalene muscles and may develop secondary to repetitive motion of the upper extremity. Athletes routinely perform repetitive motions, and sports requiring significant arm and shoulder use may put the participant at increased risk for NTOS. Competitive athletes who develop NTOS may require first rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS) for symptomatic relief...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884421/assessing-responsiveness-over-time-of-the-promis-%C3%A2-pediatric-symptom-and-function-measures-in-cancer-nephrotic-syndrome-and-sickle-cell-disease
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Bryce B Reeve, Lloyd J Edwards, Byron C Jaeger, Pamela S Hinds, Carlton Dampier, Debbie S Gipson, David T Selewski, Jonathan P Troost, David Thissen, Vaughn Barry, Heather E Gross, Darren A DeWalt
PURPOSE: Previous studies provided evidence for the validity of the PROMIS Pediatric measures in cross-sectional studies. This study evaluated the ability of the PROMIS Pediatric measures to detect change over time in children and adolescents with cancer, nephrotic syndrome (NS), or sickle cell disease (SCD). METHODS: Participants (8-17 years) completed measures of fatigue, pain interference, anger, anxiety, depressive symptoms, mobility, upper extremity, and peer relationships at three or four time points (T1-T4)...
September 7, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815018/serum-complexed-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-are-lower-in-female-elite-athletes-in-comparison-to-control-women
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Emma Eklund, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Carla Muytjens, Sarah Wheeler, Anu Mathew, Martin Stengelin, Eli Glezer, Galina Nikolenko, Marshall D Brown, Yingye Zheng, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein that it is under regulation by androgens, may be differentially expressed in female elite athletes in comparison to control women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 106 female athletes and 114 sedentary age-matched controls.  Serum from these women was analyzed for complexed prostate specific antigen (cPSA) and free prostate specific antigen (fPSA), by fifth generation assays with limits of detection of around 6 and 140 fg/mL, respectively...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762210/association-between-the-severity-of-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis-and-cumulative-metabolic-factors
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Emi Yasuda, Ryuichi Nakamura, Ryo Matsugi, Shinsuke Goto, Yasunori Ikenaga, Kazunari Kuroda, Syunsuke Nakamura, Yasuo Katsuki, Tatsuo Katsuki
BACKGROUND: The association between cumulative metabolic syndrome (MS) factors and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) has been highlighted over the past two decades. AIMS: To clarify the relationship between cumulative MS factors and symptomatic KOA. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey involving 119 women aged 45-88 years who were scheduled to undergo knee surgery was conducted. They were stratified into tertiles of symptoms as assessed by the Japanese Orthopedic Association score for KOA...
July 31, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722815/influence-of-morphine-and-naloxone-on-pain-modulation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-fibromyalgia-and-controls-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study
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Linda Hermans, Jo Nijs, Patrick Calders, Luc De Clerck, Greta Moorkens, Guy Hans, Sofie Grosemans, Tine Roman De Mettelinge, Joanna Tuynman, Mira Meeus
BACKGROUND: Impaired pain inhibitory and enhanced pain facilitatory mechanisms are repeatedly reported in patients with central sensitization pain. However, the exact effects of frequently prescribed opioids on central pain modulation are still unknown. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial was carried out. Ten CFS/FM patients, 11 RA patients and 20 controls were randomly allocated to the experimental (10 mg morphine or 0.2 mg/ml Naloxone) and placebo (2 ml Aqua) group...
July 19, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703031/lower-circulating-migration-inhibitory-factor-protein-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-diabetes
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Altan Onat, Evin Ademoğlu, Günay Can, Neslihan Çoban, Ayşem Kaya, Hüsniye Yüksel
AIM: The controversial relationship between macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and the likelihood of cardiometabolic diseases was investigated. Results/methodology: Assayed MIF protein from 1225 adults was cross-sectionally analyzed. MIF was independently inversely associated with age, total testosterone and positively with high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol. In men MIF correlation with age, testosterone and waist circumference converted from inverse in the upper to positive in the bottom MIF third...
July 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681357/a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-prevalence-of-tooth-agenesis-and-structural-dental-anomalies-in-association-with-cleft-type-in-non-syndromic-oral-cleft-patients
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Dimitrios Konstantonis, Alexandros Alexandropoulos, Nikoleta Konstantoni, Maria Nassika
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of tooth agenesis, microdontia, and tooth malformation among non-syndromic oral cleft patients and their potential association with cleft type and gender. METHODS: Intraoral records and radiographs of 154 patients (97 males and 57 females) were examined. The variables assessed were tooth agenesis, microdontia, dental malformations, and cleft types. The statistics included chi-square and Fisher's exact tests as well as logistic regression to assess any mutual effects of gender and cleft type on the dental variables...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669419/identification-of-associated-genes-and-diseases-in-patients-with-congenital-upper-limb-anomalies-a-novel-application-of-the-omt-classification
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Martijn Baas, Andrew P Stubbs, David B van Zessen, Robert-Jan H Galjaard, Peter J van der Spek, Steven E R Hovius, Christianne A van Nieuwenhoven
PURPOSE: Congenital upper-limb anomalies (CULA) can present as a part of a syndrome or association. There is a wide spectrum of CULA, each of which might be related to different diseases. The structure provided by the Oberg, Manske, and Tonkin (OMT) classification could aid in differential diagnosis formulation in patients with CULA. The aims of this study were to review the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) project database for diseases and causative genes related to the CULA described in the OMT classification and to develop a methodology for differential diagnosis formulation based on the observed congenital anomalies, CulaPhen...
July 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658117/predictors-of-upper-trapezius-pain-with-myofascial-trigger-points-in-food-service-workers-the-strobe-study
#18
Ui-Jae Hwang, Oh-Yun Kwon, Chung-Hwi Yi, Hye-Seon Jeon, Jong-Hyuck Weon, Sung-Min Ha
Shoulder pain occurs commonly in food service workers (FSWs) who repetitively perform motions of the upper limbs. Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) on the upper trapezius (UT) are among the most common musculoskeletal shoulder pain syndromes. This study determined the psychological, posture, mobility, and strength factors associated with pain severity in FSWs with UT pain due to MTrPs.In this cross-sectional study, we measured 17 variables in 163 FSWs with UT pain due to MTrPs: a visual analog scale (VAS) pain score, age, sex, Borg rating of perceived exertion (BRPE) scale, beck depression inventory, forward head posture angle, rounded shoulder angle (RSA), shoulder slope angle, scapular downward rotation ratio, cervical lateral-bending side difference angle, cervical rotation side difference angle, glenohumeral internal rotation angle, shoulder horizontal adduction angle, serratus anterior (SA) strength, lower trapezius (LT) strength, bicep strength, and glenohumeral external rotator strength, in 163 FSWs with UT pain due to MTrPs...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632524/callosal-motor-impersistence-a-novel-disconnection-syndrome
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Hee Jin Kim, Dongyeop Kim, Da-Heen Won, Juhee Chin, Kwang Ho Lee, Sang Won Seo, Kenneth M Heilman, Duk L Na
Motor impersistence, an inability to sustain a certain position or movement, is a motor-intentional disorder, caused more often by right than left hemisphere lesions. Since the right hemisphere is dominant for mediating motor persistence, callosal lesions that disconnect the left hemisphere from the right may induce impersistence of the right upper and lower limbs. After an undiagnosed left callosal infarction, a 65-year-old right-handed man suddenly developed a transient loss of volitional movement of his left leg...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575372/addressing-the-analytic-challenges-of-cross-sectional-pediatric-pneumonia-etiology-data
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Laura L Hammitt, Daniel R Feikin, J Anthony G Scott, Scott L Zeger, David R Murdoch, Katherine L O'Brien, Maria Deloria Knoll
Despite tremendous advances in diagnostic laboratory technology, identifying the pathogen(s) causing pneumonia remains challenging because the infected lung tissue cannot usually be sampled for testing. Consequently, to obtain information about pneumonia etiology, clinicians and researchers test specimens distant to the site of infection. These tests may lack sensitivity (eg, blood culture, which is only positive in a small proportion of children with pneumonia) and/or specificity (eg, detection of pathogens in upper respiratory tract specimens, which may indicate asymptomatic carriage or a less severe syndrome, such as upper respiratory infection)...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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