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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334503/family-history-of-autoimmune-diseases-and-risk-of-gastric-cancer-a-national-cohort-study
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Jianguang Ji, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
A personal history of autoimmune diseases is associated with an increased incidence of gastric cancer, but whether they share familial susceptibility is still unknown. The contribution of shared environmental or genetic factors toward the observed familial aggregation has not been determined. We used a few Swedish registers, including the Swedish Multigeneration Register and the Cancer Register, to examine the familial risk of gastric cancer among individuals with a family history of a set of autoimmune diseases...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333908/false-positive-acetylcholine-receptor-antibodies-in-a-case-of-unilateral-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Rehan Rajput, Amun Sachdev, Nizar Din, Erika Marie Damato, Aidan Murray
METHODS: We present a rare case with atypical presenting features of unilateral CPEO with a false positive Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody (AchRA) test resulting in diagnostic delay. We illustrate the unilateral nature of this case and demonstrate the caveats of performing myogenic ptosis correction in such patients. We also discuss the differential diagnosis of false positive AchRA, a test commonly performed in the investigation of ptosis. RESULTS: A 34-year old female presented with a more than 3-year history of slowly-progressive, unilateral, right-sided restriction in eye movements and ptosis...
January 15, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332589/validation-of-an-arabic-version-of-the-obesity-related-wellbeing-orwell-97-questionnaire-in-adults-with-obesity
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Leila Itani, Simona Calugi, Dima Kreidieh, Germine El Kassas, Dana El Masri, Hana Tannir, Riccardo Dalle Grave, Aya Harfoush, Marwan El Ghoch
BACKGROUND: No specific questionnaire that evaluates Health-Related Quality Of Life (HRQOL) in individuals with obesity is available in the Arabic language. The aim of this study was therefore to propose and examine the validity and reliability of an Arabic language version of the ORWELL 97, a validated obesity-related HRQOL questionnaire. METHODS: The ORWELL 97 questionnaire was translated from English to Arabic language and administered to 318 Arabic-speaking participants (106 from clinical and 212 from community samples), and underwent internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct and discriminative validity analysis...
January 10, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332250/the-levels-of-12-cytokines-and-growth-factors-in-tears-hyperthyreosis-vs-euthyreosis
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Jelena Juri Mandić, Ana Kozmar, Sanja Kusačić-Kuna, Anamarija Jazbec, Krešimir Mandić, Danijela Mrazovac, Nenad Vukojević
PURPOSE: Simultaneous analyses of the contents and ratios of 12 cytokines and growth factors in single samples of human tears were performed, and the results were compared between a group of healthy subjects and a group of patients with Graves' hyperthyreosis (GH) without thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO). METHODS: Determinations and concentration measurements of interleukins (IL-2, IL4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-1α, and IL-1β) interferon (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP-1), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF) were performed with single tear samples from 21 patients with hyperthyreosis and 22 healthy subjects...
January 14, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329570/exophthalmos-in-a-young-woman-with-no-graves-disease-a-case-report-of-igg4-related-orbitopathy
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Annamaria Erdei, Zita Steiber, Csaba Molnar, Ervin Berenyi, Endre V Nagy
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-rd) is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and tissue fibrosis. Orbital manifestations of IgG4-rd may include unilateral or bilateral proptosis, cicatricial extraocular muscle myopathy, orbital inflammation and pain which may mimic ophthalmic Graves' disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old woman has been referred to the endocrinology clinic, 4 months after delivery, with suspected Graves' orbitopathy...
January 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327322/molecular-characterization-of-avian-malaria-in-the-spotless-starling-sturnus-unicolor
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Jaime Muriel, Jeff A Graves, Diego Gil, S Magallanes, Concepción Salaberria, Miriam Casal-López, Alfonso Marzal
We studied the prevalence and genetic diversity of malaria parasites in the poorly investigated spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor) breeding in central Spain, aiming to describe the phylogenetic relationships among them and with other haemosporidians infecting the genus Sturnus. A total of 180 nestlings and 180 adult individuals from four different breeding seasons were screened for haemosporidian parasites using a nested PCR approach for the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus. Although the malaria prevalence ranged between years, the overall prevalence was 6...
January 11, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325864/infections-genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Govind Singh, Shahzad Ahmad, Prabhat Pant
In Autoimmune disease a combination of infection, genetic and environmental factors causes an autoimmune response to the thyroid gland (characterized by lymphocytic infiltrations), thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and different thyroid antigens. Graves' and Hashimoto disease are autoimmune disorders with genetic predisposition. CD40 that stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of lymphocytes is an essential immunomodulatory component for follicular cells in the thyroid and the cell that present the antigen...
January 8, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325833/treatment-of-graves-disease-in-children-the-portuguese-experience
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Olinda Marques, Ana Antunes, Maria João Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Graves' disease (GD) is an autoimmune thyroid disease, common in adults but rare in children. The best therapeutic approach remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the current treatment of pediatric GD in Portugal and to assess the clinical and biochemical factors that determine definitive/long-term remission after treatment with antithyroid drugs (ATDs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data about pediatric GD treatment collected from a nationwide survey conducted by the Portuguese Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology from May to August 2013...
January 8, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325496/maternal-thyrotropin-receptor-antibody-concentration-and-the-risk-of-fetal-and-neonatal-thyrotoxicosis-a-systematic-review
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Myrthe Marguerite van Dijk, Iris Smits, Eric Fliers, Peter H Bisschop
BACKGROUND: In pregnant women with Graves' disease, maternal thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAb) can cross the placenta and induce fetal or neonatal thyrotoxicosis. Symptoms of fetal thyrotoxicosis are tachycardia, intrauterine growth restriction and intra-uterine death. Recommendations on an upper limit of TRAb concentrations below which intensive fetal monitoring can be safely omitted vary between different guidelines. The objective of this study was to define an evidence-based cut-off level for maternal TRAb necessitating additional fetal monitoring during pregnancy...
January 12, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324492/life-cycle-assessment-and-costing-methods-for-device-procurement-comparing-reusable-and-single-use-disposable-laryngoscopes
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Jodi D Sherman, Lewis A Raibley, Matthew J Eckelman
BACKGROUND: Traditional medical device procurement criteria include efficacy and safety, ease of use and handling, and procurement costs. However, little information is available about life cycle environmental impacts of the production, use, and disposal of medical devices, or about costs incurred after purchase. Reusable and disposable laryngoscopes are of current interest to anesthesiologists. Facing mounting pressure to quickly meet or exceed conflicting infection prevention guidelines and oversight body recommendations, many institutions may be electively switching to single-use disposable (SUD) rigid laryngoscopes or overcleaning reusables, potentially increasing both costs and waste generation...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324050/the-roles-of-adjuvant-supplements-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-on-chemotherapy-reaping-benefits-from-metabolic-crosstalk
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Babak Golkhalkhali, Audra Shaleena Paliany, Kin Fah Chin, Retnagowri Rajandram
The prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is on a steady rise over the years, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting CRC as the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. While treatment modalities may differ in accordance to the staging and severity of the disease itself, chemotherapy is almost unavoidable in most cases. Though effective in its mode of action, chemotherapy is commonly associated with undesirable side effects that negatively affects the patient in terms of quality of life, and in some cases may actually interfere with their treatment regimens, thus escalating to poor prognosis...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322726/thrombocytopenia-as-harbinger-of-graves-disease-a-rare-presentation
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Rudrajit Paul, Rathindranath Sarkar, Debaditya Roy, Indranil Thakur, Gautam Lahiri, Tanmay Jyoti Sau, Ratul Ghosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319400/deep-lateral-wall-orbital-decompression-following-strabismus-surgery-in-patients-with-type-ii-ophthalmic-graves-disease
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Michael P Ellis, Emily C Broxterman, Alan R Hromas, Thomas J Whittaker, Jason A Sokol
PURPOSE: Surgical management of ophthalmic Graves' disease traditionally involves, in order, orbital decompression, followed by strabismus surgery and eyelid surgery. Nunery et al. previously described two distinct sub-types of patients with ophthalmic Graves' disease; Type I patients exhibit no restrictive myopathy (no diplopia) as opposed to Type II patients who do exhibit restrictive myopathy (diplopia) and are far more likely to develop new-onset worsening diplopia following medial wall and floor decompression...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319381/novel-use-of-non-echo-planar-diffusion-weighted-mri-in-monitoring-disease-activity-and-treatment-response-in-active-grave-s-orbitopathy-an-initial-observational-cohort-study
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Ravi Kumar Lingam, Pravin Mundada, Vickie Lee
AIM: To examine the novel use of non-echo-planar diffusion weighted MRI (DWI) in depicting activity and treatment response in active Grave's orbitopathy (GO) by assessing, with inter-observer agreement, for a correlation between its apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) and conventional Short tau Inversion Recovery (STIR) MRI signal-intensity ratios (SIRs). METHOD AND MATERIALS: A total of 23 actively inflamed muscles and 30 muscle response episodes were analysed in patients with active GO who underwent medical treatment...
January 10, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319139/the-role-of-99mtc-dtpa-retrobulbar-spect-in-staging-and-follow-up-of-graves-orbitopathy
#15
László Galuska, Sándor Barna, József Varga, Ildikó Garai, Endre V Nagy
The pathogenesis of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is not completely understood. Coexistent hyperfunction of the thyroid gland is frequent; however, GO may also coexist with hypo- or euthyrodism. The course of GO is largely independent of thyroid function, although elevated serum TSH is known to negatively interfere with GO course. GO is severe in 10 % of the cases; sight threatening complications may also develop. A successful therapy of GO requires the assesment of both the severity and activity of orbital inflammation...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319128/the-preliminary-study-on-expression-and-clinical-value-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-c-c-motif-chemokine-receptor-2-in-the-peripheral-blood-during-the-pathogenesis-of-graves-disease
#16
Ying Liu, Jinglan Tang, Qiaohong Hu, Kefeng Lu, Chunjie Hou
Backgroud: Platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB) plays an important role in the development of GD(Graves' disease). However, it is still unknown whether PDGF-BB is expressed in peripheral blood and whether the expression of PDGF-BB contributes to GD. We aim to study the expression of PDGF-BB, Hypoxia inducible factor(HIF)-1α and C-C motif chemokine receptor(CCR)-2 in peripheral blood of patients with GD and explore its effect and potential mechanism in pathogenesis. METHODS: 41 patients with GD (GD group) and 45 healthy people(control group) were chosen...
January 10, 2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318659/memristor-based-analog-computation-and-neural-network-classification-with-a-dot-product-engine
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Miao Hu, Catherine E Graves, Can Li, Yunning Li, Ning Ge, Eric Montgomery, Noraica Davila, Hao Jiang, R Stanley Williams, J Joshua Yang, Qiangfei Xia, John Paul Strachan
Using memristor crossbar arrays to accelerate computations is a promising approach to efficiently implement algorithms in deep neural networks. Early demonstrations, however, are limited to simulations or small-scale problems primarily due to materials and device challenges that limit the size of the memristor crossbar arrays that can be reliably programmed to stable and analog values, which is the focus of the current work. High-precision analog tuning and control of memristor cells across a 128 × 64 array is demonstrated, and the resulting vector matrix multiplication (VMM) computing precision is evaluated...
January 10, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310665/a-patient-specific-treatment-model-for-graves-hyperthyroidism
#18
Balamurugan Pandiyan, Stephen J Merrill, Flavia Di Bari, Alessandro Antonelli, Salvatore Benvenga
BACKGROUND: Graves' is disease an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland caused by circulating anti-thyroid receptor antibodies (TRAb) in the serum. TRAb mimics the action of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and stimulates the thyroid hormone receptor (TSHR), which results in hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) and goiter. Methimazole (MMI) is used for hyperthyroidism treatment for patients with Graves' disease. METHODS: We have developed a model using a system of ordinary differential equations for hyperthyroidism treatment with MMI...
January 9, 2018: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310490/harnessing-electronic-medical-records-to-advance-research-on-multiple-sclerosis
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Vincent Damotte, Antoine Lizée, Matthew Tremblay, Alisha Agrawal, Pouya Khankhanian, Adam Santaniello, Refujia Gomez, Robin Lincoln, Wendy Tang, Tiffany Chen, Nelson Lee, Pablo Villoslada, Jill A Hollenbach, Carolyn D Bevan, Jennifer Graves, Riley Bove, Douglas S Goodin, Ari J Green, Sergio E Baranzini, Bruce Ac Cree, Roland G Henry, Stephen L Hauser, Jeffrey M Gelfand, Pierre-Antoine Gourraud
BACKGROUND: Electronic medical records (EMR) data are increasingly used in research, but no studies have yet evaluated similarity between EMR and research-quality data and between characteristics of an EMR multiple sclerosis (MS) population and known natural MS history. OBJECTIVES: To (1) identify MS patients in an EMR system and extract clinical data, (2) compare EMR-extracted data with gold-standard research data, and (3) compare EMR MS population characteristics to expected MS natural history...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310374/horner-syndrome-as-a-postoperative-complication-after-minimally-invasive-video-assisted-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Xiaolei Hu, Xiaomei Zhang, Huaiyong Gan, Dajun Yu, Weihua Sun, Zhaoming Shi
RATIONALE: Horner syndrome is an unusual complication after thyroidectomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of Horner syndrome in a 34-year-old female patient with Graves disease associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma who underwent left-side minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy and neck dissection. DIAGNOSIS: Horner syndrome was diagnosed based on left myosis, eyelid ptosis, and mild enophthalmos, which developed in the patient on postoperative day 2...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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