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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667459/asthma-management-in-new-york-city-schools-a-physical-education-teacher-perspective
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Qi Ying Li McClelland, Maria Ivanna Avalos, Marina Reznik
OBJECTIVE: Physical education (PE) teachers may be the first to assist students with asthma attacks during PE class. This study explores the PE teachers' perspectives on in-school asthma management and barriers to physical activity (PA) in children with asthma attending urban elementary schools. METHODS: We conducted qualitative semi-structured interviews with 16 PE teachers from 10 Bronx, NY elementary schools. Interviews were recorded, transcribed and independently coded...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667271/syndrome-and-outcome-of-antibody-negative-limbic-encephalitis
#2
Francesc Graus, Domingo Escudero, Laura Oleaga, Jordi Bruna, Alberto Villarejo-Galende, Jordi Ballabriga, María Inés Barceló, Francisco Gilo, Stoyan Popkirov, Pavel Stourac, Josep Dalmau
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical characteristics of 12 patients with limbic encephalitis (LE) who were antibody-negative after a comprehensive immunological study. METHODS: Review of clinical records of 163 patients with LE. Immunohistochemistry on rat brain, cultured neurons, and cell-based assays were used to identify neuronal autoantibodies. Patients were included if 1) there was adequate clinical, CSF, and MRI information to classify the syndrome as LE, 2) MRI images were accesible for central review, and 3) serum and CSF were available and confirmed negative for neuronal antibodies...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667180/pde5-inhibitors-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications-20-years-after-sildenafil-discovery
#3
REVIEW
K-E Andersson
The discovery of the nitric oxide/cyclic cGMP pathway was the basis for our understanding of many normal physiological functions and the pathophysiology of several diseases. Since the discovery and introduction of sildenafil, inhibitors of phosphodiesterase isoenzymes type 5 (PDE5) have been first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). The success of sildenafil in the treatment of ED stimulated research in the field of PDE5 inhibition and led to many new applications, such as treatment of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS), and pulmonary arterial hypertension, which are now approved indications...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
#4
REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666553/the-potential-of-component-resolved-diagnosis-in-laboratory-diagnostics-of-allergy
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REVIEW
Slavica Dodig, Ivana Čepelak
The initial laboratory approach in the diagnosis of allergies is to detect the type of allergic reaction, i.e. whether the patient's allergy is mediated by immunoglobulin E (IgE) or not. For this purpose, the concentration of total serum IgE (tIgE) and specific IgE (sIgE) are determined. Progress in laboratory diagnostics is the use of component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) which implies determination of sIgE against purified native and recombinant allergenic molecules. Component-resolved diagnosis is used in laboratory practice as singleplex and multiplex assays...
June 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666441/using-biology-to-guide-the-treatment-of-sarcomas-and-aggressive-connective-tissue-tumours
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REVIEW
Armelle Dufresne, Mehdi Brahmi, Marie Karanian, Jean-Yves Blay
Sarcomas are a heterogeneous group of malignancies that arise from cells of a mesenchymal origin. Surgery forms the mainstay of the treatment of most patients with localized sarcoma and might be followed or preceded by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. In the metastatic setting, systemic treatments tend to improve survival and control symptoms. However, the adverse events and sometimes disappointing outcomes associated with these empirical approaches to treatment indicate a need for new approaches. The advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) has enabled more targeted treatment of many malignancies based on the presence of specific alterations...
April 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666101/solitary-cardiac-metastasis-from-primary-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-st-elevation-mi
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Hiren Patel, Michael Francke, Heather Stahura, Mohammad El-Hajjar, Joshua Schulman-Marcus
Cardiac metastases from oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are rare, especially in the absence of systemic metastasis. We describe a case of a patient presenting with chest pain and ECG abnormalities concerning for ST-elevation myocardial infarction that eventually was found to have an incidental right ventricular mass on chest CT angiogram. Ultimately, she had an intracardiac echocardiography-assisted biopsy diagnosis of isolated cardiac metastasis from primary oral SCC. The extent of the disease precluded any surgical intervention, and the patient subsequently transitioned to hospice care...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666076/histoplasma-meets-crohn-s-disease-a-rare-case-of-new-onset-ascites
#8
Charles Robert Bosshardt, John Gnann, Nilesh Lodhia
A 53-year-old man with Crohn's disease treated with adalimumab was hospitalised with abdominal pain, fatigue, fever and chills. CT scan of the abdomen showed chronic thickening of the terminal ileum and cecum and new-onset ascites. Further studies revealed weakly positive urine and serum histoplasma antigen. Laparoscopy revealed metastatic caking of the omentum and abdominal wall; peritoneal biopsy demonstrated organisms morphologically consistent with Histoplasma capsulatum No dissemination outside of the peritoneal cavity was evident...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665998/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-including-bladder-outlet-obstruction-what-s-new-in-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Stavros Gravas, Iason Kyriazis, Adam P Klausner
It is well known that lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) have a multifactorial etiology. Therefore, there is an increased need for improved diagnostics for the optimal assessment of patients with LUTS in order to identify the various causes of symptoms and improve disease phenotyping. Research has focused on the development of improved urodynamic technologies and the development of noninvasive tests that could replace urodynamic studies. This mini-review will present the most recently published studies on the topic including new technologies in the diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction, novel metrics for bladder sensation, analysis of filling phase rhythm, measurement of detrusor wall tension, and brain imaging during urodynamic studies...
April 14, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665997/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-what-s-new-in-medical-treatment
#10
REVIEW
Benoit Peyronnet, Benjamin M Brucker, Martin C Michel
CONTEXT: Pharmacological treatment is a cornerstone in the management of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). OBJECTIVE: To review emerging evidence in the medical treatment of LUTS. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: An Embase/Pubmed-based literature search was conducted in December 2017, screening for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), prospective and retrospective series, animal model studies, and reviews on medical treatment of LUTS...
April 14, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665795/design-and-methods-of-the-removal-hd-study-a-trial-evaluating-mid-cut-off-value-membrane-clearance-of-albumin-and-light-chains-in-haemodialysis-patients
#11
R Krishnasamy, C M Hawley, M J Jardine, M A Roberts, Y J Cho, M G Wong, A Heath, C L Nelson, S Sen, P F Mount, E M Pascoe, D Darssan, L A Vergara, P A Paul-Brent, N D Toussaint, D W Johnson, C A Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Removal of uraemic toxins is inadequate using current dialysis strategies. A new class of dialysis membranes have been developed that allow clearance of larger middle molecules. The REMOVAL-HD study (a tRial Evaluating Mid cut-Off Value membrane clearance of Albumin and Light chains in HaemoDialysis patients) will address safety, efficacy and the impact on patient-centred outcomes with the use of a mid cut-off (MCO) dialyser in a chronic haemodialysis (HD) population. METHODS: REMOVAL-HD is an open label, prospective, non-randomised, single-arm, multi-centre device study in 85 chronic HD participants...
April 17, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665741/lymphomatoid-papulosis-presenting-as-a-rash-in-a-patient-with-hiv-infection
#12
Sian Warren, Vincent Li, Rachel Drayton, Kenneth May
A 43-year-old Malaysian man with well-controlled HIV infection on combination antiretroviral therapy presented with a six-week history of a widespread rash. The patient was otherwise well but was developing new lesions on a daily basis. Referral to Dermatology instigated punch biopsies, which revealed a diagnosis of lymphomatoid papulosis type A. This case highlights the importance of swift referral, especially in cases of spontaneous regression of symptoms, in order to obtain the correct diagnosis. In most patients, this condition tends to be chronic, with its chronicity and benign clinical course setting it apart from cutaneous anaplastic T-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease, which are major entities in the histological differential diagnosis...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665658/effect-of-the-anti-il-17-antibody-on-allergic-inflammation-in-an-obesity-related-asthma-model
#13
Lin Liang, Jung Hur, Ji Young Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Young Kyoon Kim, Sook Young Lee
Background/Aims: The co-occurrence of obesity aggravates asthma symptoms. Diet-induced obesity increases helper T cell (TH) 17 cell differentiation in adipose tissue and the spleen. The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor pravastatin can potentially be used to treat asthma in obese patients by inhibiting interleukin 17 (IL-17) expression. This study investigated the combined effects of pravastatin and anti-IL-17 antibody treatment on allergic inflammation in a mouse model of obesity-related asthma...
April 19, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665518/early-intervention-for-adolescents-at-risk-for-bipolar-disorder-a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-interpersonal-and-social-rhythm-therapy-ipsrt
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Tina R Goldstein, John Merranko, Megan Krantz, Matthew Garcia, Peter Franzen, Jessica Levenson, David Axelson, Boris Birmaher, Ellen Frank
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pilot randomized trial of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy plus Data-Informed Referral (IPSRT + DIR) versus DIR-alone for adolescents at-risk for bipolar disorder (BP). METHOD: Eligible participants included youth (12-18) with a BP parent; youth with BP were excluded. Participants (n = 42) were randomized to receive IPSRT + DIR to treat any psychiatric disorders present at baseline, or DIR-alone. A blind evaluator assessed outcomes at baseline, 3- and 6-months...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665158/peanut-gastro-intestinal-delivery-oral-immunotherapy-in-adolescents-results-of-the-build-up-phase-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-pita-study
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Jean-Luc Fauquert, Elodie Michaud, Bruno Pereira, Lise Bernard, Nelly Gourdon-Dubois, Paul-Olivier Rouzaire, Emmanuelle Rochette, Etienne Merlin, Bertrand Evrard
BACKGROUND: Oral immunotherapy to peanut is effective in desensitizing patients but has significant side effects including anaphylaxis and gastro-intestinal symptoms. In most protocols peanut is administered in a vehicle food. OBJECTIVE: In an exclusively adolescent population, we tested a new approach using sealed capsules of peanut (Gastro-Intestinal Delivery Oral Immunotherapy or GIDOIT) in order to bypass the upper gastro-intestinal tract. The primary aim was to assess the efficacy of the oral build-up phase of GIDOIT and the secondary aim to analyse its safety...
April 17, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664757/primary-hyperparathyroidism-recent-advances
#16
Marcella D Walker, John P Bilezikian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe recent advances and changes in the evaluation and management of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). RECENT FINDINGS: Although it has long been recognized that asymptomatic PHPT is associated with bone loss, particularly at cortical skeletal sites when evaluated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, new imaging techniques suggest that trabecular skeletal deterioration as well as clinically silent vertebral fractures and nephrolithiasis are common...
April 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664697/best-practices-for-reducing-unplanned-acute-care-for-patients-with-cancer
#17
Nathan R Handley, Lynn M Schuchter, Justin E Bekelman
Variation and cost in oncology care represent a large and growing burden for the US health care system, and acute hospital care is one of the single largest drivers. Reduction of unplanned acute care is a major priority for clinical transformation in oncology; proposed changes to Medicare reimbursement for patients with cancer who suffer unplanned admissions while receiving chemotherapy heighten the need. We conducted a review of best practices to reduce unplanned acute care for patients with cancer. We searched PubMed for articles published between 2000 and 2017 and reviewed guidelines published by professional organizations...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664511/bullous-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-case-report
#18
Trinidad Hasbún, Ximena Chaparro, Viera Kaplan, Felipe Cavagnaro, Alex Castro
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) or IgA Vasculitis is the most common childhood vasculitis. The classic tetrad of signs and symptoms include palpable purpura, arthralgia, abdominal pain and renal disease. The occurrence of hemorrhagic bullae in children with HSP is rarely encountered. Objec tive: To report an unusual cutaneous manifestation of HSP in children. CASE REPORT: A 14-year-old girl complained about a 2-week painful bullous rash in both lower extremities and multiple arthral gias...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664375/surveillance-for-mosquitoborne-transmission-of-zika-virus-new-york-city-ny-usa-2016
#19
Amanda Wahnich, Sandhya Clark, Danielle Bloch, Hannah Kubinson, Gili Hrusa, Dakai Liu, Jennifer L Rakeman, Bisram Deocharan, Lucretia Jones, Sally Slavinski, Alaina Stoute, Robert Mathes, Don Weiss, Erin E Conners
A large number of imported cases of Zika virus infection and the potential for transmission by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes prompted the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct sentinel, enhanced passive, and syndromic surveillance for locally acquired mosquitoborne Zika virus infections in New York City, NY, USA, during June-October 2016. Suspected case-patients were those >5 years of age without a travel history or sexual exposure who had >3 compatible signs/symptoms (arthralgia, fever, conjunctivitis, or rash)...
May 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664219/unusual-association-of-a-unique-cag-interruption-in-5-of-dm1-ctg-repeats-with-intergenerational-contractions-and-low-somatic-mosaicism
#20
Tome Stéphanie, Dandelot Elodie, Dogan Céline, Bertrand Alexis, Genevieve David, Pereon Yann, Simon Marie, Bonnefont Jean-Paul, Bassez Guillaume, Gourdon Geneviève
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a dominant multisystemic disorder associated with high variability of symptoms and anticipation. DM1 is caused by an unstable CTG repeat expansion that usually increases in successive generations and tissues. DM1 family pedigrees have shown that ∼90% and 10% of transmissions result in expansions and contractions of the CTG repeat, respectively. To date, the mechanisms of CTG repeat contraction remain poorly documented in DM1. In this report, we identified two new DM1 families with apparent contractions and no worsening of DM1 symptoms in two and three successive maternal transmissions...
April 17, 2018: Human Mutation
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