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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437154/prediction-of-relapse-from-hyperthyroidism-following-antithyroid-medication-withdrawal-using-technetium-thyroid-uptake-scanning
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Manouchehr Nakhjavani, Soraya Abdollahi, Saeed Farzanefar, Mohammadtagi Abousaidi, Alireza Esteghamati, Maryam Naseri, Mohamad Eftekhari, Mehrshad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: Technetium thyroid uptake (TTU) is not inhibited by antithyroid drugs (ATD) and reflects the degree of thyroid stimulation. We intended to predict the relapse rate from hyperthyroidism based on TTU measurement. METHODS: Out of 44 initially enrolled subjects, 38 patients aged 41.6 ± 14.6 with Graves disease (duration: 84 ± 78 months) completed the study. TTU was performed with 40-second imaging of the neck and mediastinum 20 minutes after injection of 1 mCi technetium-99m pertechnetate...
April 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436265/recruiting-african-american-children-for-research-an-ecological-systems-theory-approach
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Diane Graves, Jane P Sheldon
With health disparities still pervasive and persistent in the United States, medical researchers and social scientists continue to develop recruitment strategies to increase the inclusion of racial/ethnic minority groups in research and interventions. Effective methods for recruiting samples of African American participants for pediatric research may be best understood when situated within an overarching conceptual model-one that serves to organize and explain effective recruitment strategies. A theoretical framework well suited for this purpose is Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, which views individuals as influencing and being influenced by (both directly and indirectly) a series of interconnected social systems...
April 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434287/la-donna-di-ostuni-a-case-of-eclampsia-28-000%C3%A2-years-ago
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Pierre-Yves Robillard, Marco Scioscia, Donato Coppola, Jean Chaline, Francesco Bonsante, Silvia Iacobelli
La "Donna di Ostuni", the Lady from Ostuni (fortified medieval city, on the southern Italian Adriatic coast) is the skeleton of "the human most ancient mother" ever found by paleoanthropologists, grave dated of 28,000 years BP. It concerns a 20-years-old woman buried with her baby in her womb estimated at 8 months gestation. To date, the cause of the maternal-fetal deaths is qualified of unknown origin. We propose that eclampsia may be a possible explanation for these deaths (mother and baby together). Eclampsia (convulsions), the curse of human births (non-existent in other mammals), has been described since writings has existed 5000 years ago in all civilisations...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433576/proptosis-and-vision-loss-as-grave-complications-of-allergic-fungal-sinusitis-and-polyposis
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Shane A Bobart, Ves Dimov, Darby Sider, Esteban Gallego
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433126/neonatal-graves-eye-disease
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Kira L Segal, Christine C Nelson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433047/-left-hepatic-vein-injury-during-laparoscopic-fundoplication-for-giant-paraoesophageal-hiatal-hernia
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S Czudek, M Lerch, P Ostruszka, P Zonča, J Dzielicki
INTRODUCTION: After laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication has become another gold standard of minimal invasive surgery. The level of satisfaction of patients undergoing endoscopic surgery is almost 90%. Laparoscopic fundoplication, like other surgery methods, can also be burdened with grave complications, which could result in a fatal outcome even if the surgery is performed by a skilled surgeon. Even the authors themselves encounter complications despite their rich experience (more than 3,500 laparoscopic operations in the diaphragmatic hiatus area in more than 20 years)...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432351/early-measurement-of-il-10-predicts-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Chia-Hsiung Liu, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Wen-Je Ko, Pi-Ru Tsai, Shu-Wei Wu, Chien-Heng Lai, Chih-Hsien Wang, Yih-Sharng Chen, Pei-Lung Chen, Tze-Tze Liu, Shu-Chien Huang, Tzuu-Shuh Jou
Patients diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome are generally severely distressed and associated with high morbidity and mortality despite aggressive treatments such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. To identify potential biomarker of predicting value for appropriate use of this intensive care resource, plasma interleukin-10 along with relevant inflammatory cytokines and immune cell populations were examined during the early and subsequent disease courses of 51 critically ill patients who received ECMO support...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431875/protein-oxidation-and-autoantibodies-reactivity-against-malondialdehyde-and-hydrogen-peroxide-modified-thyroid-antigens-in-plasma-of-patients-with-graves-disease-and-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Malek Mseddi, Riadh Ben Mansour, Bochra Gargouri, Fatma Mnif, Samir El Ghawi, Boutheina Hammami, Abdelmonem Ghorbel, Mohamed Abid, Saloua Lassoued
The aim of this study was first to investigate the oxidative proteins modifications in the plasma of both autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT). Then, the impact of these oxidative modifications on immune response was evaluated by measuring the reactivity of patients' autoantibodies against malondialdéhyde (MDA) and Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) modified thyroid antigens (T.Ag) in comparison to native ones. Carbonyl and thiol groups, and MDA-protein adducts were first assessed among 74 AITD patients and 65 healthy controls...
April 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428928/origin-branching-and-communications-of-the-intercostobrachial-nerve-a-meta-analysis-with-implications-for-mastectomy-and-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-in-breast-cancer
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Brandon Michael Henry, Matthew J Graves, Jakub R Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Wan Chin Hsieh, R Shane Tubbs, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
The intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN), which usually originates from the lateral cutaneous branch of the second intercostal nerve, innervates areas of the axilla, lateral chest, and medial arm. It is at risk for injury during operative procedures that are often used in the management of breast cancer and such injury has been associated with postoperative sensory loss and neuropathic pain, decreasing the quality of life. PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), Biosciences Information Service (BIOSIS), and Web of Science were searched comprehensively...
March 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427469/graves-orbitopathy-as-a-rare-disease-in-europe-a-european-group-on-graves-orbitopathy-eugogo-position-statement
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P Perros, L Hegedüs, L Bartalena, C Marcocci, G J Kahaly, L Baldeschi, M Salvi, J H Lazarus, A Eckstein, S Pitz, K Boboridis, P Anagnostis, G Ayvaz, A Boschi, T H Brix, N Currò, O Konuk, M Marinò, A L Mitchell, B Stankovic, F B Törüner, G von Arx, M Zarković, W M Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune condition, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes including impaired quality of life and socio-economic status. Current evidence suggests that the incidence of GO in Europe may be declining, however data on the prevalence of this disease are sparse. Several clinical variants of GO exist, including euthyroid GO, recently listed as a rare disease in Europe (ORPHA466682). The objective was to estimate the prevalence of GO and its clinical variants in Europe, based on available literature, and to consider whether they may potentially qualify as rare...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424031/yellow-fever-from-angola-and-congo-a-storm-gathers
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Qanta A Ahmed, Ziad A Memish
In common with Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue, Yellow Fever (YF) is an arthropod-borne flavivirus. It is transmitted between humans and from monkeys by mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti (its principal vector), haemogogus and albopictus varieties. Three cycles of transmission may occur: urban; sylvatic; and intermediate. Recently, sub-Saharan Africa has seen the resurgence of this neglected disease. The current YF outbreak in Angola began in December 2015 in the capital Luanda and by October 2016 there had been > 4300 suspected cases, with 376 deaths (case fatality rate = 8...
April 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423140/arboviruses-emerging-in-brazil-challenges-for-clinic-and-implications-for-public-health
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Maria Rita Donalisio, André Ricardo Ribas Freitas, Andrea Paula Bruno Von Zuben
Arboviruses have been emerging in different parts of the world due to genetic changes in the virus, alteration of the host and vector population dynamics, or because of anthropogenic environmental factors. These viruses' capacity for adaptation is notable, as well as the likelihood of their emergence and establishment in new geographic areas. In Brazilian epidemiologic scenario, the most common arboviruses are DENV, CHIKV, and ZIKV, although others may spread in the country. Little is yet known of the impact of viral co-circulation, which would theoretically result in more intense viremia or other immunological alterations that could trigger autoimmune diseases, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421287/-age-89-years-depression-fall-with-pelvic-fracture-severe-confusion-serotonin-syndrome-differential-diagnosis-importance-of-cyp450-and-economic-considerations
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REVIEW
W Weinrebe, A Moutaouakil, K Risz, M Martin, K Jeckelmann, S Goetz
A case study of an 89-year-old patient is reported, who was admitted to hospital because of immobility due to pain. After the cause of the pain could initially be clarified and treated, the further clinical course in this very old woman showed an alarming symptom complex of agitation, confusion and cognitive deterioration, which took on grave forms. The work-up of this case showed a typical constellation of pain and depression in old age; however, the pharmaceutical treatment in this case is not atypical and could lead to a severe serotonin syndrome...
April 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421036/genetics-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-receptor-relevance-for-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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REVIEW
Mihaela Stefan, Larissa C Faustino
Production of thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) antibodies represents the hallmark of Graves' disease (GD) pathogenesis. Thus, for more than two decades the TSHR gene has been at the center of studies intended to elucidate its contribution to disease pathology. The advent of genome-wide association technology allowed to establish a strong association of the TSHR gene with GD. Subsequent fine-mapping studies narrowed the disease-susceptibility region to a 40 kb sequence in intron 1, where at least five GD-associated SNPs in tight linkage disequilibrium were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420518/acute-small-bowel-obstruction-caused-by-barbed-suture-on-the-second-day-after-laparoscopic-hysterosacropexy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Hsuan Chen, Mun-Kun Hong, Dah-Ching Ding
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of small bowel obstruction caused by barbed suture applied in hysterosacropexy, and possible solutions. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic hysterosacropexy for a Stage 2 uterine prolapse, presenting with acute abdominal pain and a bowel obstruction syndrome 2 days following the surgery. Conservative treatment was given, but the symptoms did not improve and gradually became worse. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed on the 7(th) day after the hysterosacropexy, and the volvulus was found...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419103/establishment-of-a-tear-protein-biomarker-panel-differentiating-between-graves-disease-with-or-without-orbitopathy
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Cecilie Aass, Ingrid Norheim, Erik Fink Eriksen, Ellen Charlotte Børnick, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Milaim Pepaj
BACKGROUND: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is an autoimmune inflammatory ocular complication and one of the most frequent manifestations of Graves' disease (GD). Clinical judgment of GO is subjective sometimes leading to clinical and therapeutic challenges. Better tools to diagnose this severe complication are warranted. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate tear levels of LYZ, LACRT and AZGP1 in GD patients with or without GO, as possible biomarkers for GO...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417514/enlarged-cavum-septi-pellucidi-and-vergae-in-the-fetus-a-cause-for-concern
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Yoona K Ho, Michelle Turley, Krishelle L Marc-Aurele, Marilyn C Jones, Elise Housman, Dawn Engelkemier, Lorene E Romine, Paritosh C Khanna, Dolores H Pretorius
OBJECTIVES: To investigate fetal cases identified at our institution to determine whether an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae is associated with other fetal abnormalities and whether its presence warrants more detailed investigation of the fetus. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 15 high- and low-risk patients undergoing prenatal sonography who had an enlarged cavum septi pellucidi or cavum vergae identified were reviewed. Data were collected for the sonographic study indication, gestation age at diagnosis of a prominent cavum, and associated anomalies...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413173/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-serum-level-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-but-not-graves-disease-is-relatively-deficient
#18
Wencai Ke, Tiange Sun, Yanan Zhang, Leqi He, Qiang Wu, Jun Liu, Bingbing Zha
Vitamin D is a modulator of both the innate and adaptive immune system. As vitamin D deficiency was a risk factor for some autoimmune diseases, we aimed to evaluate the serum vitamin D levels in autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) including Graves’ disease (GD) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and investigated the association between serum vitamin D levels and AITD. 175 AITD patients including 51 GD, 61 euthyroid HT (mild HT), 63 euthyroid HT patients with hypothyroidism receiving hormone therapy (treated HT) were recruited from the outpatient department...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408072/nonmedical-use-of-prescription-opioids-among-pregnant-u-s-women
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Katy B Kozhimannil, Amy J Graves, Robert Levy, Stephen W Patrick
OBJECTIVES: Nonmedical use of opioids during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for women and infants, making it a prominent target for prevention and identification. Using a nationally representative sample, we determined characteristics of U.S. pregnant women who reported prescription opioid misuse in the past year or during the past month. METHODS: We used data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2005-2014) in a retrospective analysis...
March 31, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407273/comorbidity-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-and-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Pavel Kolkhir, Martin Metz, Sabine Altrichter, Marcus Maurer
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients are widely held to often have other autoimmune disorders, including autoimmune thyroid disease. Here, we systematically evaluated the literature on the prevalence of thyroid autoimmunity in CSU and vice versa. There is a strong link between CSU and elevated levels of IgG anti-thyroid autoantibodies (AAbs), with most of a large number of studies reporting rates of ≥10%. Levels of IgG against thyroid peroxidase (TPO) are more often elevated in CSU than those of other IgG anti-thyroid AAbs (strong evidence)...
April 13, 2017: Allergy
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