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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718320/oral-prednisolone-for-4-days-does-not-increase-exercise-tolerance-in-men-with-copd
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S L Karlsson, V Backer, Nina Skavlan Godtfredsen
One of the primary objectives in management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is preventing decrease in lung function and reducing the annual number of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD). An oral course of systemic corticosteroids is a commonly used treatment in AECOPD. We hypothesize that this treatment also increases exercise performance and decreases muscle fatigue. In a randomized double-blinded, parallel, placebo-controlled trial, we investigated 14 men (8 on prednisolone 37.5 mg vs. 6 on placebo) with severe and very severe COPD...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717076/increase-in-the-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-following-waon-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Takao Munemoto, Yuji Soejima, Akinori Masuda, Yoshiaki Nakabeppu, Chuwa Tei
Objective Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder, with no consensus on therapeutic options. However, Waon therapy has been reported to be an effective treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in the cerebral blood flow (CBF) before and after Waon therapy in CFS patients and to investigate the correlation between such changes and the therapeutic efficacy of Waon therapy. Methods Eleven patients (2 men and 9 women, mean age 27 years old) diagnosed with CFS participated in the study...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713089/-peculiarities-of-clinical-psychopathological-phenomenology-of-chronic-neuropathies
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Olexandr O Belov, Tetiana P Rysynets, Elena F Shkondina, Iryna S Pototska
INTRODUCTION: The study of psycho-emotional reactions associated with chronic neuropathies, is an important factor of the integrated solution to the problem of treatment and prevention of disorders of the peripheral nervous system. The aim of the research is to study clinical psychopathological phenomenology and personality characteristics of patients suffering from chronic neuropathies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 115 patients with chronic neuropathies in comparison with 60 healthy persons using a clinical conversation method, shortened multivariable personality questionnaire, The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, Spilberger's scale of trait and state anxiety and Symptom Check List-90-Revised questionnaire...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709432/specialist-treatment-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-a-cohort-study-among-adult-patients-in-england
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Simon M Collin, Esther Crawley
BACKGROUND: NHS specialist chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) services in England treat approximately 8000 adult patients each year. Variation in therapy programmes and treatment outcomes across services has not been described. METHODS: We described treatments provided by 11 CFS/ME specialist services and we measured changes in patient-reported fatigue (Chalder, Checklist Individual Strength), function (SF-36 physical subscale, Work & Social Adjustment Scale), anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale), pain (visual analogue rating), sleep (Epworth, Jenkins), and overall health (Clinical Global Impression) 1 year after the start of treatment, plus questions about impact of CFS/ME on employment, education/training and domestic tasks/unpaid work...
July 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702850/nonmotor-fluctuations-phenotypes-pathophysiology-management-and-open-issues
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Joseph Classen, Jiri Koschel, Christian Oehlwein, Klaus Seppi, Peter Urban, Christian Winkler, Ullrich Wüllner, Alexander Storch
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative multisystem disorder characterized by progressive motor symptoms such as bradykinesia, tremor and muscle rigidity. Over the course of the disease, numerous non-motor symptoms, sometimes preceding the onset of motor symptoms, significantly impair patients' quality of life. The significance of non-motor symptoms may outweigh the burden through progressive motor incapacity, especially in later stages of the disease. The advanced stage of the disease is characterized by motor complications such as fluctuations and dyskinesias induced by the long-term application of levodopa therapy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699493/hallucinations-associated-with-topiramate-therapy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shelby L Register, Orlando L Ruano, Deborah L Sanchez, Glenn Catalano, Maria C Catalano
BACKGROUND: Topiramate is a medication that is approved as both monotherapy and adjunctive treatment of seizure disorder in adults and adolescents. It is also approved for migraine prophylaxis. It has been associated with many side effects, including weight loss and the development of renal stones. It has also been associated with various central nervous system side effects such as dizziness, nervousness, parasthesias, and fatigue. Less commonly, it has been associated with the development of psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699090/physical-behavior-profiles-in-chronic-cancer-related-fatigue
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M D J Wolvers, J B J Bussmann, F Z Bruggeman-Everts, S T Boerema, R van de Schoot, M M R Vollenbroek-Hutten
PURPOSE: Increasing physical activity level is a generally effective intervention goal for patients who suffer from chronic cancer-related fatigue (CCRF). However, patients are unlikely to benefit equally from these interventions, as their behavioral starting points might vary substantially. Therefore, we explored patterns of physical behavior of participants who suffer from CCRF. METHODS: Baseline data of a randomized controlled trial were used for a latent profile analysis on nine accelerometer-derived physical behavior measures, describing levels and patterns of physical activity, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA), and sedentary behavior...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689594/patient-reported-outcomes-and-fatigue-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
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REVIEW
Pegah Golabi, Mehmet Sayiner, Haley Bush, Lynn H Gerber, Zobair M Younossi
Fatigue is a common symptom. Diagnosis is difficult. Fatigue is often a complex symptom. In the recent years, fatigue has gained considerable amount of attention. It has 2 major types, central and peripheral, which may occur together or alone. Although fatigue has many strong relations with depression and sleep disorders, it is a separate entity. For the diagnosis of fatigue, self-reports and patient-reported outcomes are highly valuable tools because these methods can reflect patients' perceptions. Treating the underlying disease with newly developed direct-acting antivirals often improves the perceived fatigue...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687550/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-a-single-tablet-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-infection-of-all-genotypes
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Misty M Miller
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, interaction potential, efficacy, and safety of the newest direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medication for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C are reviewed. SUMMARY: Nonstructural proteins 5A (NS5A) and 5B (NS5B) are key drivers of hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. Velpatasvir, an inhibitor of NS5A, was coformulated with the NS5B inhibitor sofosbuvir to provide a single-tablet combination DAA (Epclusa, Gilead Sciences)...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684277/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-mediates-fatigue-like-behaviors-in-mice-via-neuroinflammation
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Ziteng Zhang, Xiujuan Ma, Zhenna Xia, Jikuai Chen, Yangang Liu, Yongchun Chen, Jiangbo Zhu, Jinfeng Li, Huaiyu Yu, Ying Zong, Guocai Lu
Numerous experimental and clinical studies have suggested that the interaction between the immune system and the brain plays an important role in the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The NLRP3 inflammasome is an important part of the innate immune system. This complex regulates proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β (IL-1β) maturation, which triggers different kinds of immune-inflammatory reactions. We employed repeated forced swims to establish a model of CFS in mice. NLRP3 knockout (KO) mice were also used to explore NLRP3 inflammasome activation in the mechanisms of CFS, using the same treatment...
July 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681715/motor-cortex-trns-improves-pain-affective-and-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-preliminary-results-of-a-randomised-sham-controlled-trial
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Massimiliano Curatolo, Giuseppe La Bianca, Giuseppe Cosentino, Roberta Baschi, Giuseppe Salemi, Rossella Talotta, Marcello Romano, Giovanni Triolo, Marina De Tommaso, Brigida Fierro, Filippo Brighina
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a clinical syndrome characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, chronic fatigue, cognitive deficits, and sleep and mood disorders. The effectiveness of most pharmacological treatments is limited, and there is a need for new, effective and well-tolerated therapies. It has recently been shown that transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) of the motor cortex reduces pain, and that tDCS of the dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) improves anxiety, depression and cognitive impairment in FM patients...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681712/one-year-in-review-2017-fibromyalgia
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Rossella Talotta, Laura Bazzichi, Manuela Di Franco, Roberto Casale, Alberto Batticciotto, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex syndrome characterised by chronic pain, fatigue and functional symptoms. Widespread pain is often its most typical feature, whereas other manifestations may be associated to various extents. Its aetiopathogenesis is still a matter of debate, but various pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies are currently available for its treatment. We review the literature concerning the most recent findings relating to the aetiopathogenesis, assessment and treatment of FM published between January 2016 and January 2017...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681709/current-trends-in-disability-claims-due-to-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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REVIEW
Vittorio Schweiger, Giovanna Del Balzo, Dario Raniero, Domenico De Leo, Alvise Martini, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Enrico Polati
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) affects 0.4-8% of the general population predominantly in the female population with a F:M ratio of 3-9:1. It is characterised by persistent widespread pain and other associated clinical conditions such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), sleep disorders and cognitive impairment. FMS diagnosis at present is purely clinical because no medical or laboratory examinations are able to identify it with certainty. FMS is not fully recognised worldwide, and patients often do not receive the treatment and disability benefits planned for other chronic diseases even though it gives rise to a very significant social burden due to direct and indirect healthcare costs and the loss of productivity and work...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679410/moxibustion-for-cancer-related-fatigue-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Jung-Eun Kim, Hye-Yoon Lee, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, O-Jin Kwon, Eun-Jung Kim, Yeon-Cheol Park, Byung-Kwan Seo, Jung Hyo Cho, Joo-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients, and it diminishes their quality of life. However, there is currently no confirmed standard treatment for cancer-related fatigue, and thus, many patients who suffer cancer-related fatigue seek complementary and alternative medicines such as moxibustion. Moxibustion is one of the most popular therapies in traditional Korean medicine used to manage fatigue. Recent studies have also demonstrated that moxibustion is effective for treating chronic fatigue...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674681/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management-in-young-people-a-primer
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REVIEW
Peter C Rowe, Rosemary A Underhill, Kenneth J Friedman, Alan Gurwitt, Marvin S Medow, Malcolm S Schwartz, Nigel Speight, Julian M Stewart, Rosamund Vallings, Katherine S Rowe
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex disease that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. The etiology has not been established. While many pediatricians and other health-care providers are aware of ME/CFS, they often lack essential knowledge that is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Many young patients experience symptoms for years before receiving a diagnosis. This primer, written by the International Writing Group for Pediatric ME/CFS, provides information necessary to understand, diagnose, and manage the symptoms of ME/CFS in children and adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670230/impact-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-on-daily-life-an-online-survey-by-the-korean-association-for-the-study-of-intestinal-diseases
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Young Sun Kim, Sung-Ae Jung, Kang-Moon Lee, Soo Jung Park, Tae Oh Kim, Chang Hwan Choi, Hyun Gun Kim, Won Moon, Chang Mo Moon, Hye Kyoung Song, Soo-Young Na, Suk-Kyun Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disabling gastrointestinal disorder that diminishes the quality of life of the affected individuals. Limited data are available regarding the impact of IBD on the daily life of Koreans. METHODS: Self-administered, computer-aided, internet-based questionnaires were distributed to members of a Korean patient organization for IBD from March to April 2013, by the Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases...
July 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665169/morgellons-disease-experiences-of-an-integrated-multidisciplinary-dermatology-team-to-achieve-positive-outcomes
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Padma Mohandas, Anthony Bewley, Ruth Taylor
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been a reported increase in affliction of the skin with small fibres or other particles. The condition has been referred to as Morgellons disease. Patients present with stinging, burning or crawling sensations of the skin, with perceived extrusion of inanimate material alongside fatigue and other systemic symptoms. Sufferers often experience significant morbidity and reduction in quality of life. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the various clinical presentations, management strategies and outcomes employed to treat this condition in our patients...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665159/new-drugs-or-alternative-therapy-to-blurring-the-symptoms-of-fibromyalgia-a-patent-review
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Marlange A Oliveira, Adriana G Guimarães, Adriano A S Araújo, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Jullyana S S Quintans
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal condition characterized by chronic widespread pain, tenderness and often accompanied by other comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, among others. Now we aimed to survey the recent patents describing new drugs or alternative therapy for FM. Areas covered: This review covers the therapeutic patents published between 2010 and 2017 from specialized search databases (WIPO, DERWENT, INPI, ESPANET and USPTO) that report the discovery of new drugs or pharmacologic alternative for the treatment of FM...
June 30, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659269/practical-management-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-or-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-in-childhood
#19
REVIEW
Amberly Brigden, Maria Loades, Anna Abbott, Joanne Bond-Kendall, Esther Crawley
Paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis affects at least 1% of secondary school children in the UK and is very disabling. Treatment is effective but few children get a diagnosis or access treatment. This paper summarises what we currently know about diagnosing and treating this important illness in childhood.
June 28, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656128/atypical-presentation-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#20
Katelyn Mariko Updyke, Joan Morales-Lappot, Theodore Lee
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia chromosome, t(9;22), which is a constitutively active tyrosine kinase that causes excessive proliferation and differentiation of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. Most patients are either asymptomatic or present with fatigue, abdominal fullness, and splenomegaly. This is a case in which a 72-year-old Caucasian male's initial presentation of CML was new-onset atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, and pneumonia...
May 26, 2017: Curēus
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