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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919826/forehead-galeal-pericranial-flap-for-single-staged-total-upper-eyelid-reconstruction-in-sebaceous-gland-carcinoma-excision
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Hui-Hsiu Chang, Edward Suh, Blake H Fortes, Franklin Zheng, Anny Ms Cheng
PURPOSE: To present a successful case of single-staged total upper eyelid reconstruction after sebaceous gland carcinoma excision by using forehead galeal pericranial flap. OBSERVATIONS: An 80-year-old female with a progressively enlarged left upper eyelid mass presented with ocular irritation, blurred vision, and gritty sensation despite topical antibiotics treatment. This multinodular mass involved the left total upper eyelid, compromised corneal surface integrity, and caused complete ptosis...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917696/brain-mapping-in-multiple-sclerosis-lessons-learned-about-the-human-brain
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REVIEW
Massimo Filippi, Paolo Preziosa, Maria A Rocca
The application of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has certainly helped to improve our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for clinical disability and cognitive impairment in this condition. The numerous studies performed in MS patients have also provided many lessons on the structure-function relationships in the human brain, which could be applied to healthy subjects and to patients affected by other neurological conditions...
September 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915942/development-of-a-validated-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-quantification-of-19-endogenous-asthma-copd-potential-urinary-biomarkers
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Mona M Khamis, Darryl J Adamko, Anas El-Aneed
Obstructive airways inflammatory diseases sometimes show overlapping symptoms that hinder their early and correct diagnosis. Current clinical tests are tedious and are of inadequate specificity in special population such as the elderly and children. Therefore, we are developing tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) methods for targeted analysis of urine biomarkers. Recently, proton-nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H-NMR) analysis proposed 50 urinary metabolites as potential diagnostic biomarkers among asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients...
October 9, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915856/exercise-prescription-for-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-potential-benefits-and-practical-recommendations
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Farzin Halabchi, Zahra Alizadeh, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Maryam Abolhasani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) can result in significant mental and physical symptoms, specially muscle weakness, abnormal walking mechanics, balance problems, spasticity, fatigue, cognitive impairment and depression. Patients with MS frequently decrease physical activity due to the fear from worsening the symptoms and this can result in reconditioning. Physicians now believe that regular exercise training is a potential solution for limiting the reconditioning process and achieving an optimal level of patient activities, functions and many physical and mental symptoms without any concern about triggering the onset or exacerbation of disease symptoms or relapse...
September 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913785/evolution-of-patient-reported-outcomes-and-their-role-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Cindy J Nowinski, Deborah M Miller, David Cella
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are playing an increasing role in multiple sclerosis (MS) research and practice, and are essential for understanding the effects that MS and MS treatments have on patients' lives. PROs are captured directly from patients and include symptoms, function, health status, and health-related quality of life. In this article, we review different categories (e.g., generic, targeted, preference-based) of PRO measures and considerations in selecting a measure. The PROs included in MS clinical research have evolved over time, as have the measures used to assess them...
September 14, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913612/finger-tapping-and-pre-attentive-sensorimotor-timing-in-adults-with-adhd
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Michael J Hove, Nickolas Gravel, Rebecca M C Spencer, Eve M Valera
Sensorimotor timing deficits are considered central to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the tasks establishing timing impairments often involve interconnected processes, including low-level sensorimotor timing and higher level executive processes such as attention. Thus, the source of timing deficits in ADHD remains unclear. Low-level sensorimotor timing can be isolated from higher level processes in a finger-tapping task that examines the motor response to unexpected shifts of metronome onsets...
September 14, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901547/cognitive-functioning-following-one-year-natalizumab-treatment-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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I Rorsman, C Petersen, P C Nilsson
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive impairment is common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and can have serious impact on social and occupational functioning. Natalizumab reduces relapse rates, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions, and progression of disability. Previous studies on cognitive functioning have not based inclusion on cognitive performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to determine any potential natalizumab-related cognitive effects on MS patients performing below normal limits on neuropsychological testing...
September 13, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899788/the-translocator-protein-ligand-xbd173-improves-clinical-symptoms-and-neuropathological-markers-in-the-sjl-j-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Géraldine Leva, Christian Klein, Jérémie Benyounes, François Hallé, Frédéric Bihel, Nicolas Collongues, Jérôme De Seze, Ayikoe-Guy Mensah-Nyagan, Christine Patte-Mensah
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative components causing motor, sensory, visual and/or cognitive symptoms. The relapsing-remitting MS affecting 85% of patients is reliably mimicked by the proteolipid-protein (PLP)-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) SJL/J-mouse model. Significant progress was made for MS treatment but the development of effective therapies devoid of severe side-effects remains a great challenge...
September 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895401/serum-metabolic-fingerprinting-identified-putatively-annotated-sphinganine-isomer-as-a-biomarker-of-wolfram-syndrome
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Agnieszka Zmyslowska, Michal Ciborowski, Maciej Borowiec, Wojciech Fendler, Karolina Pietrowska, Ewa Parfieniuk, Karolina Antosik, Aleksandra Pyziak, Arleta Waszczykowska, Adam Kretowski, Wojciech Mlynarski
Wolfram syndrome (WFS) is an example of a rare neurodegenerative disease with coexisting endocrine symptoms including diabetes mellitus as the first clinical symptom. Treatment of WFS is still only symptomatic and associated with poor prognosis. Potential markers of disease progression which could be useful for possible intervention trials are not available. Metabolomics has potential to identify such markers. In the present study serum fingerprinting by LC-QTOF-MS was performed in patients with WFS (n=13) and in patients with T1D (n=27)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894432/behavioral-changes-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Mirjam R Heldner, Sigal Kaufmann-Ezra, Klemens Gutbrod, Corrado Bernasconi, Sandra Bigi, Verena Blatter, Heinrich P Mattle, René M Müri, Rajeev K Verma, Christian P Kamm
BACKGROUND: Behavioral changes are common in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), however not as readily recognized as cognitive impairments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze behavioral changes and its relation to disease characteristics, disability, and cognitive impairments in patients with MS. METHOD: This is a single-center cross-sectional study. A detailed neuropsychological examination, including the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe), the Beck depression inventory (BDI), and the Wuerzburg Fatigue Inventory for Multiple Sclerosis (WEIMuS) test, was performed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893978/gut-bacteria-from-multiple-sclerosis-patients-modulate-human-t-cells-and-exacerbate-symptoms-in-mouse-models
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Egle Cekanaviciute, Bryan B Yoo, Tessel F Runia, Justine W Debelius, Sneha Singh, Charlotte A Nelson, Rachel Kanner, Yadira Bencosme, Yun Kyung Lee, Stephen L Hauser, Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman, Ilana Katz Sand, Mar Gacias, Yungjiao Zhu, Patrizia Casaccia, Bruce A C Cree, Rob Knight, Sarkis K Mazmanian, Sergio E Baranzini
The gut microbiota regulates T cell functions throughout the body. We hypothesized that intestinal bacteria impact the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder of the CNS and thus analyzed the microbiomes of 71 MS patients not undergoing treatment and 71 healthy controls. Although no major shifts in microbial community structure were found, we identified specific bacterial taxa that were significantly associated with MS. Akkermansia muciniphila and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, both increased in MS patients, induced proinflammatory responses in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in monocolonized mice...
September 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891414/therapeutic-effects-of-walnut-oil-on-the-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Ali Ganji, Iman Farahani, Mohammad Reza Palizvan, Ali Ghazavi, Mostafa Ejtehadifar, Mohsen Ebrahimimonfared, Mana Shojapour, Ghasem Mosayebi
OBJECTIVES: Therapeutic approaches for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS), are accompanied by various undesirable side effects. Owing to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of walnut, we investigated its effects on the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model of MS. METHODS: After EAE induction in mice, the treated group was gavaged daily with walnut oil. The weights and clinical symptoms were monitored daily for 21 days following the onset of symptoms...
September 11, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890222/identifying-subsets-of-patients-with-single-level-degenerative-disc-disease-for-lumbar-fusion-the-value-of-prognostic-tests-in-surgical-decision-making
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Victor E Staartjes, Pieter-Paul A Vergroesen, Dick J Zeilstra, Marc L Schröder
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Fusion surgery for degenerative disc disease (DDD) has become a standard of care, albeit not without controversy. Outcomes are inconsistent and a superiority over conservative treatment is debatable. Proper patient selection is key to clinical success, and a comprehensive understanding of prognostic tests does not currently exist. PURPOSE: To investigate the value of prognostic tests and sociodemographic factors in predicting outcomes following lumbar fusion surgery for DDD...
September 7, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885466/perceived-cognitive-deficits-in-a-sample-of-persons-living-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Ashley Henneghan, Alexa Stuifbergen, Heather Becker, Vicki Kullberg, Nicole Gloris
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe the nature and diversity of perceived cognitive deficits using the Perceived Deficits Questionnaire (PDQ), to assess the reliability of the PDQ, and to explore self-reported predictors of PDQ scores in a large community-based sample of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Persons with MS enrolled in a randomized controlled trial provided demographic data and completed the PDQ along with measures of cognitive and memory strategies, cognitive abilities, self-efficacy, and depressive symptoms and neuropsychological tests...
October 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885372/light-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-associated-fatigue-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Farrah J Mateen, Natalie C Manalo, Sara J Grundy, Melissa A Houghton, Gladia C Hotan, Hans Erickson, Aleksandar Videnovic
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom among multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, more than a quarter of whom consider fatigue to be their most disabling symptom. However, there are few effective treatment options for fatigue. We aim to investigate whether supplemental exposure to bright white light will reduce MS-associated fatigue. METHODS: Eligible participants will have clinically confirmed multiple sclerosis based on the revised McDonald criteria (2010) and a score ≥36 on the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879668/n-acetylcysteine-as-a-chemical-scavenger-for-sulfur-mustard-new-insights-by-mass-spectrometry
#16
Markus Siegert, Andreas Kranawetvogl, Horst Thiermann, Harald John
The vesicant sulfur mustard (SM) is a banned chemical warfare agent. Although, SM was used in combat since WWI there is still no causal therapy currently available. Accordingly, development and investigation of antidotes and scavengers targeting SM are of high clinical relevance. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was shown to mitigate symptoms of SM intoxications in vitro and in vivo. However, it is still unclear whether the beneficial effects of NAC are only due to physiological processes or also due to chemical scavenging of SM...
September 6, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876677/surgical-infections-at-a-regional-hospital-in-gauteng-reasons-for-delay-to-care-and-profile-of-pathology
#17
N Patel, G P Candy, C Jann-Kruger
BACKGROUND: Infection is a common cause for the admission of surgical patients who were initially seen and managed at the primary health care level. Delay to care significantly increases the health care burden of surgical sepsis on affected individuals, the health system and society. METHOD: A prospective descriptive study was performed by means of a confidential questionnaire presented to qualifying patients between February 2014 and October 2016. No minors were included in the study...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875859/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-and-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Maria-Eleni Androutsou, Anthi Tapeinou, Alexios Vlamis-Gardikas, Theodore Tselios
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is located on the external surface of myelin, a membranous component of the central nervous system (CNS) that forms the insulating lipid layer around neurons. The major MOG splicing variant (a1 transcript) encodes a transmembrane protein with an extracellular domain of an Ig variable (IgV) fold. MOG IgV domains from the same or different cells dimerize and contribute to the organization and maintenance of the myelin sheath in neurons...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875858/managing-neuropathic-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis-pharmacological-interventions
#19
Samuel S Duffy, Justin G Lees, Chamini J Perera, Gila Moalem-Taylor
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Of the plethora of motor and sensory disturbances experienced by sufferers, neuropathic pain is a highly prevalent and debilitating symptom, and at present remains extremely difficult to treat. Common forms of neuropathic pain seen in MS patients include central neuropathic pain, Lhermitte's phenomenon and trigeminal neuralgia, which are all speculated to arise from specific patterns of lesion formation...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875857/is-there-a-link-between-vitamin-b-and-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Natalie Nemazannikova, Kathleen Mikkelsen, Lily Stojanovska, Gregory L Blatch, Vasso Apostolopoulos
BACKGROUND: Damage to the myelin sheath (demyelination) is one of the main manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS). Interestingly, both MS and vitamin B deficiency results in severe myelin degeneration that leads to loss in neuronal signal transmission. OBJECTIVE: Deficiency in vitamin B complex vary, although common symptoms include fatigue, increased oxidative stress, inflammation and demyelination. In particular, vitamin B12 (cobalamin) has had increased attention for its role in the methylation process, involvement in myelination and re-myelination, and reversal of MS symptoms...
September 6, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
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