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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046033/-solar-urticaria-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
María Raigosa, Yuliana Toro, Jorge Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Solar urticaria is a rare type of inducible urticaria characterized by wheal and erythema formation shortly after exposure to sunlight or to an artificial light source; its pathophysiology is not yet entirely understood. The treatment of choice, in addition to exposure avoidance, consists in antihistamine administration. CLINICAL CASE: This is the case of a 27-year-old woman with no personal history of allergic diseases and with a 2-year history of erythema and wheals in photo-exposed areas associated with sunlight exposure for periods longer than 10 minutes...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046028/-aria-2016-executive-summary-integrated-care-pathways-for-predictive-medicine-throughout-the-life-cycle-in-argentina
#2
Juan Carlos Ivancevich, Hugo Neffen, Mario E Zernotti, Estrella Asayag, Ariel Blua, Alberto Cicerán, Edgardo J Jares, Alberto J Lavrut, Jorge F Máspero, Ioana Agache, Claus Bachert, Anna Bedbrook, Giorgio W Canonica, Thomas B Casale, Álvaro A Cruz, Wytske J Fokkens, Peter W Hellings, Boleslaw Samolinski, Jean Bousquet
The ARIA initiative was started during a World Health Organization workshop in 1999. The initial goals were to propose a new classification for allergic rhinitis, to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and to develop guidelines with stakeholders for world-wide use. ARIA is now focused on the implementation of emerging technologies for individualized and predictive medicine. MASK: MACVIA-Aria Sentinel Network uses mobile technology to develop care pathways that enable management by a multidisciplinary group or by patients themselves...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046011/-biomarkers-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-infectious-lung-diseases
#3
M Unnewehr, M Kolditz, W Windisch, B Schaaf
Biomarkers play an important role in the management of infectious pulmonary diseases, even though there is only limited evidence that biomarker-guided therapies are superior to clinical strategies.Well-established indications for the use of biomarkers are the guidance of the duration of antibiotic therapy in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) by PCT, the decision against the use of antibiotics by CRP or PCT in ambulatory settings, and the evaluation of CAP treatment by CRP or PCT kinetics.In the prognostic assessment of CAP, the standard biomarkers of acute organ dysfunction should be given priority, e...
October 18, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045722/subjective-age-and-cystatin-c-among-older-adults
#4
Yannick Stephan, Angelina R Sutin, Antonio Terracciano, Shevaun Neupert
Objective: Cystatin C (CysC) is a marker of kidney function that is relevant for the health and cognition of older adults. Little is known about the link between psychological factors and CysC. Therefore, the present study examined whether subjective age is related to CysC level and changes in CysC over time. Method: Participants were 5,066 individuals drawn from the Health and Retirement Study aged from 50 to 107 years (60% women, mean age = 69.36 years, SD = 9...
October 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044760/development-of-novel-and-non-invasive-diagnostic-markers-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-using-urothelial-cells-in-voided-urine
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Hiroshi Shimura, Takahiko Mitsui, Sachiko Tsuchiya, Tatsuya Miyamoto, Tatsuya Ihara, Satoru Kira, Hiroshi Nakagomi, Norifumi Sawada, Yuki Imai, Takanori Mochizuki, Masayuki Takeda
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the expression of connexin (Cx) and transient receptor potential (TRP) channel on urothelial cells non-invasively collected from voided urine in humans. METHODS: A total of 55 patients (36 males and 19 females, median age: 71 years old), who were followed up at University of Yamanashi Hospital, were enrolled in the present study. Urothelial cells were collected from voided urine of patients, and the mRNA expression of each subtype of Cxs and TRP channels was measured using quantitive real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
October 17, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044424/new-hope-for-symptom-management-during-natural-and-iatrogenic-menopause-transitions
#6
Teresa K Woodruff, Sundeep Khosla
Bone loss is associated with aging and is exacerbated by female transition to menopause. Estrogen has long been associated with bone loss, and replacement therapy is effective at restoring bone health. In the last 10 years, pituitary and gonadal peptide hormones have been implicated in bone biology, and here we update the story on FSH and its potential role as a direct regulator of bone and adipose. If translated to humans, new approaches to ameliorate age related bone demise could be developed. Moreover, young women with hormone responsive cancers who are unable to maintain bone may have new routes to avoid debilitating bone loss...
August 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043549/prevalence-and-predictors-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Saad Althuwaini, Fahad Bamehriz, Abdullah Aldohayan, Waleed Alshammari, Saleh Alhaidar, Mazen Alotaibi, Abdullah Alanazi, Hossam Alsahabi, Majid Abdularahman Almadi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) might be associated with a new onset or worsening of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We aim to evaluate the prevalence of post-LSG GERD symptoms and its predictors. METHODS: We included patients who underwent primary LSG at a university hospital from 2009 to 2015. We used the GERD-Health-Related Quality of Life (GERD-HRQL) questionnaire and included questions regarding regurgitation to evaluate symptoms before and after LSG; each item was scored from 1 to 5 based on the symptom severity...
October 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043434/-spondyloarthritides
#8
M Rudwaleit
Spondyloarthritides (SpA) are inflammatory rheumatic diseases affecting the axial skeleton, peripheral joints and entheses, and also manifest at extraskeletal sites. According to the more recently introduced nomenclature, predominant axial SpA is distinguished from predominant peripheral SpA. Axial SpA is further divided into radiographic and nonradiographic axial SpA. Genetic factors are relevant, with HLA-B27 being most important. The interleukin 23/17 pathway seems to be relevant and points towards new therapeutic targets...
October 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043143/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-associated-with-mitochondrial-disease
#9
Kenneth Lim, David Steele, Andrew Fenves, Ravi Thadhani, Eliot Heher, Amel Karaa
Primary mitochondrial diseases (MD) are complex, heterogeneous inherited diseases caused by mutations in either the mitochondrial or nuclear DNA. Glomerular diseases in MD have been reported with tRNA mutation m.3243A>G causing a syndrome of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS). We describe here a case of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) associated with a new tRNA mutation site. A 34-year-old man with a history of living related kidney transplantation, diabetes, hearing loss, and developmental delay presented to the outpatient clinic with complaints of new behavioral difficulties, worsening symptoms, and brain involvement on imaging...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043142/costimulation-pathway-blockade-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-de-novo-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
Mohamed Sheta, Samy Riad, Udayakumar Deepak, Naim Issa, Mark Birkenbach, Hassan N Ibrahim, Aleksandra Kukla
The best approach to treatment of de-novo rheumatoid arthritis in solid organ transplant recipients on typical immunosuppression is not well established. The use of biologics targeting specific cell types, cytokines, and immunological pathways has been gaining interest in the treatment of both, auto- and alloimmunity. We present a case of de-novo rheumatoid arthritis in a kidney transplant recipient 10 years post-transplant while receiving cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, and also prednisone. Initial presentation included features of polymyalgia rheumatica and nephrotic range proteinuria...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042805/efficacy-of-the-combined-use-of-a-mild-foaming-cleanser-and-moisturizer-for-the-care-of-infant-skin
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Naoko Okamoto, Kaori Umehara, Junko Sonoda, Mitsuyuki Hotta, Hiroki Mizushima, Yutaka Takagi, Keiko Matsuo, Naoko Baba
OBJECTIVE: Despite the application of skin care treatments, many infants have skin problems such as dryness and erythema. We proposed a new combination skin care for infants which consisted of a foaming cleanser with lower surfactant activity and moisturizers that contained pseudo-ceramide. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 50 infants (age: 3-24 months) with insignificant levels of dry skin were enrolled in this usage trial. The parents washed the infants with the test cleanser while bathing and then applied the moisturizer (lotion or cream) containing pseudo-ceramide...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042551/integrating-evolutionary-and-regulatory-information-with-a-multispecies-approach-implicates-genes-and-pathways-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Hyun Ji Noh, Ruqi Tang, Jason Flannick, Colm O'Dushlaine, Ross Swofford, Daniel Howrigan, Diane P Genereux, Jeremy Johnson, Gerard van Grootheest, Edna Grünblatt, Erik Andersson, Diana R Djurfeldt, Paresh D Patel, Michele Koltookian, Christina M Hultman, Michele T Pato, Carlos N Pato, Steven A Rasmussen, Michael A Jenike, Gregory L Hanna, S Evelyn Stewart, James A Knowles, Stephan Ruhrmann, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Michael Wagner, Christian Rück, Carol A Mathews, Susanne Walitza, Daniëlle C Cath, Guoping Feng, Elinor K Karlsson, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a severe psychiatric disorder linked to abnormalities in glutamate signaling and the cortico-striatal circuit. We sequenced coding and regulatory elements for 608 genes potentially involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder in human, dog, and mouse. Using a new method that prioritizes likely functional variants, we compared 592 cases to 560 controls and found four strongly associated genes, validated in a larger cohort. NRXN1 and HTR2A are enriched for coding variants altering postsynaptic protein-binding domains...
October 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042526/-differential-diagnosis-of-immune-mediated-encephalopathies-neurological-symptoms-of-diffuse-brain-damage-a-new-concept
#13
Yoshimitsu Maki, Hiroshi Takashima
In recent years, incidence of autoimmune encephalopathies has increased. The diagnosis of the severe form of autoimmune encephalopathy is not difficult; however, milder forms can be misdiagnosed as general encephalopathies. We often treat Hashimoto's encephalopathy, which has diverse clinical symptoms and is often misdiagnosed as a psychosomatic disease. We have found that the neurological findings and symptoms of patients with Hashimoto's encephalopathy are similar to those of psychogenic diseases, such as giveway weakness and atypical sensory disorder...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042524/-autoimmune-and-epilepsy
#14
Riki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Sakamoto, Akio Ikeda
The recent discovery of autoimmune antibodies to the neuronal cell surface membrane and extra- or intra-cellular proteins, such as NMDAR and LGI1, shed light on a proposed new etiology of epilepsy, namely, "autoimmune epilepsy". A large part of this entity most likely belongs to a forme fruste of autoimmune (limbic) encephalitis. Seizures are usually subacute in onset and refractory to antiepileptic medications. Patients occasionally manifest multiple seizure semiologies, such as autonomic or faciobrachial dystonic seizures...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042382/drugs-and-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmia-risk-results-from-the-dare-study-cohort
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Abigail L Coughtrie, Elijah R Behr, Deborah Layton, Vanessa Marshall, A John Camm, Saad A W Shakir
OBJECTIVES: To establish a unique sample of proarrhythmia cases, determine the characteristics of cases and estimate the contribution of individual drugs to the incidence of proarrhythmia within these cases. SETTING: Suspected proarrhythmia cases were referred by cardiologists across England between 2003 and 2011. Information on demography, symptoms, prior medical and drug histories and data from hospital notes were collected. PARTICIPANTS: Two expert cardiologists reviewed data for 293 referred cases: 130 were included...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042266/development-and-validation-of-the-symptom-assessment-to-improve-symptom-control-for-institutionalized-elderly-scale
#16
Maaike L De Roo, Marc F Tanghe, Nele J Van Den Noortgate, Ruth D Piers
OBJECTIVES: To validate a newly developed multiple symptom self-assessment tool in nursing homes. DESIGN: Thirty prevalent symptoms identified in the literature were classified by a 2-round Delphi procedure to a top 10 of the most relevant, burdensome symptoms. Because no existing symptom scale fully covered this top 10, we developed a new scale, consisting of a horizontal numerical scale for the top 10 symptoms, with the possibility to add and rate 3 other symptoms...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041877/-myocardial-infarction-at-the-background-of-left-bundle-branch-block-in-the-record-3-registry-management-and-prognosis
#17
V D Duplyakov, D A Erlikh, B Z Dzhinibalaeva, R A Kiselev, M O Posnenkova
PURPOSE: To study prognostic value of left bundle brunch block (LBBB) in patients with verified myocardial infarction in real clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This analysis has been based on data from the RECORD-3 registry. This registry enrolled consecutive patients hospitalized in participating centers with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Among 2368 included patients 91 (3.84%) had LBBB on admission ECG ("new" in 25 [27.4%], "old" in 28 [30.8%]), and of "undetermined duration" in 38 [41...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040663/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-and-highly-sensitive-troponin-t-hstnt-as-markers-of-myocardial-injury-and-cardiovascular-events-in-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
#18
M Connolly, J Shand, M Kinnin, I Menown, M J Kurth, J Lamont, D Mc Eneaney
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic value of biomarkers of myocardial injury following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Type 4a myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when myocardial injury is combined with either symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischaemia, new left bundle branch block, angiographic loss of patency of a major artery or imaging suggestive of new loss of myocardium. Myocardial injury is defined as a rise of > 5 x 99th upper reference limit (URL) of 14ng/L (i...
October 10, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040324/the-centrality-of-affective-instability-and-identity-in-borderline-personality-disorder-evidence-from-network-analysis
#19
Juliette Richetin, Emanuele Preti, Giulio Costantini, Chiara De Panfilis
We argue that the series of traits characterizing Borderline Personality Disorder samples do not weigh equally. In this regard, we believe that network approaches employed recently in Personality and Psychopathology research to provide information about the differential relationships among symptoms would be useful to test our claim. To our knowledge, this approach has never been applied to personality disorders. We applied network analysis to the nine Borderline Personality Disorder traits to explore their relationships in two samples drawn from university students and clinical populations (N = 1317 and N = 96, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040263/tuberculosis-detection-and-the-challenges-of-integrated-care-in-rural-china-a-cross-sectional-standardized-patient-study
#20
Sean Sylvia, Hao Xue, Chengchao Zhou, Yaojiang Shi, Hongmei Yi, Huan Zhou, Scott Rozelle, Madhukar Pai, Jishnu Das
BACKGROUND: Despite recent reductions in prevalence, China still faces a substantial tuberculosis (TB) burden, with future progress dependent on the ability of rural providers to appropriately detect and refer TB patients for further care. This study (a) provides a baseline assessment of the ability of rural providers to correctly manage presumptive TB cases; (b) measures the gap between provider knowledge and practice and; (c) evaluates how ongoing reforms of China's health system-characterized by a movement toward "integrated care" and promotion of initial contact with grassroots providers-will affect the care of TB patients...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
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