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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150985/general-illness-and-psychological-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-nasal-symptoms
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Naveed Kara, Alexander C Yao, Julia Newton, Vincent Deary, James O'Hara, Janet A Wilson
OBJECTIVES: Only a minority of patients referred to specialists with sinonasal symptoms have clear evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of and associations between (i) general illness factors (fatigue, autonomic dysfunction) and (ii) psychological factors (anxiety, depression, somatisation, personality traits) in patients presenting with sinonasal symptoms. DESIGN: The following validated questionnaires were administered to patients: the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) to identify symptom burden, Composite Autonomic Symptom Score-31 (COMPASS-31) measuring autonomic function, Chalder fatigue questionnaire, Patient Health Questionnaire-15 (PHQ-15) addressing somatisation symptoms, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and the International Personality Item Pool-50 (IPIP-50)...
November 18, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149855/increasing-upper-limb-training-intensity-in-chronic-stroke-using-embodied-virtual-reality-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Perez-Marcos, Odile Chevalley, Thomas Schmidlin, Gangadhar Garipelli, Andrea Serino, Philippe Vuadens, Tej Tadi, Olaf Blanke, José D R Millán
BACKGROUND: Technology-mediated neurorehabilitation is suggested to enhance training intensity and therefore functional gains. Here, we used a novel virtual reality (VR) system for task-specific upper extremity training after stroke. The system offers interactive exercises integrating motor priming techniques and embodied visuomotor feedback. In this pilot study, we examined (i) rehabilitation dose and training intensity, (ii) functional improvements, and (iii) safety and tolerance when exposed to intensive VR rehabilitation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141741/a-hospital-based-study-of-intestinal-capillariasis-in-thailand-clinical-features-potential-clues-for-diagnosis-and-epidemiological-characteristics-of-85-patients
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Lakkhana Sadaow, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M Intapan, Watana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, Thidarat K Prasongdee, Wanchai Maleewong
Intestinal capillariasis caused by Capillaria philippinensis, a fish-borne nematode, is an important, emerging zoonotic helminthiasis. Cases may be fatal if suitable treatment is not administered in time. We reported a hospital-based study of 85 cases in Thailand, most of which were in the northeast. All patients had a history of eating raw or insufficiently cooked fresh water fish or prawns. The clinical manifestations are characterized by chronic diarrhea, borborygmi, abdominal pain, marked weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, dizziness, anorexia, and edema, as well as protein and electrolyte loss...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140314/self-perceived-fatigue-in-adolescents-in-relation-to-body-composition-and-physical-outcomes
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Stijn Vantieghem, Ivan Bautmans, Jonathan Tresignie, Steven Provyn
BackgroundIncreased self-perceived fatigue (SpF) has already been identified in chronic conditions such as obesity, but it is also a growing problem in school-attending adolescents (±25%). This study tried to link body composition to SpF and physical activity/performance. Additionally, indicators for fatigue were determined.MethodsA total of 452 adolescents were recruited. Body composition was measured and physical activity, physical performance, and SpF were assessed. Based on the total SpF (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory) outcomes, three groups were created: low fatigue (LF) medium fatigue (MF) and high fatigue (HF)...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136691/-tumors-of-lymphoid-and-hematopoietic-tissue-of-spleen-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-53-cases
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D B Chen, D H Shen, H Zhang, Y Wang, Q J Song, S M Yang, X Z Fang
Objective: To study the clinicopathologic features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the tumors of lymphoidand hematopoietic tissue of the spleen(TLTS). Methods: Fifty-three cases of TLTS were selected from the pathologic files from Peking University People's Hospital from April 2002 to April 2017. According to WHO classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues (2008) and its updated classification (2016), the cases were studied by microscopy, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, combined with the bone marrow biopsy and clinical examination...
November 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135175/chronic-fatigue-in-adult-cancer-survivors
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Kristin Valborg Reinertsen, Jon Håvard Loge, Mette Brekke, Cecilie E Kiserud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133662/a-tiny-tick-can-cause-a-big-health-problem
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Manuel John, M Raman, Keith Ryan
Ticks are tiny crawling bugs in the spider family that feed by sucking blood from animals. They are second only to mosquitoes as vectors of human disease, both infectious and toxic. Infected ticks spread over a hundred diseases, some of which are fatal if undetected. They spread the spirochete (which multiplies in the insect's gut) with a subsequent bite to the next host. We describe the only reported cases of peri ocular tick bite from India that presented to us within a span of 3 days and its management. Due suspicion and magnification of the lesions revealed the ticks which otherwise masqueraded as small skin tags/moles on gross examination...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133321/can-physical-assessment-techniques-aid-diagnosis-in-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Lucy Hives, Alice Bradley, Jim Richards, Chris Sutton, James Selfe, Bhaskar Basu, Kerry Maguire, Gail Sumner, Tarek Gaber, Annice Mukherjee, Raymond N Perrin
OBJECTIVE: To assess five physical signs to see whether they can assist in the screening of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and potentially lead to quicker treatment. METHODS: This was a diagnostic accuracy study with inter-rater agreement assessment. Participants recruited from two National Health Service hospitals, local CFS/ME support groups and the community were examined by three practitioners on the same day in a randomised order...
November 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132064/patients-and-caregivers-contributions-for-differentiating-epileptic-from-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-value-and-limitations-of-self-reporting-questionnaires-a-pilot-study
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Giuseppe Erba, Elisa Bianchi, Giorgia Giussani, John Langfitt, Adam Juersivich, Ettore Beghi
PURPOSE: Questionnaires investigating semiology and comorbidities of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) have been used mainly to help physicians expedite referrals to epilepsy centres for confirmation of diagnosis rather than as alternative diagnostic tool when video-EEG monitoring (VEM), the current gold standard, is not available or is inconclusive. METHODS: We developed one structured questionnaire for patients, exploring subjective experiences and vulnerabilities and one for eyewitnesses, focused on features observable during typical events to study prospectively 50 consecutive adult patients with PNES or epileptic seizures (ES) admitted for VEM...
November 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130497/ubc-nepal-expedition-acclimatization-to-high-altitude-increases-spinal-motoneurone-excitability-during-fatigue-in-humans
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Luca Ruggiero, Alexandra F Yacyshyn, Jane Nettleton, Chris J McNeil
The fatigue-induced failure of the motor cortex to drive muscles maximally increases in acute hypoxia (AH) compared to normoxia (N) but improves with acclimatization (chronic hypoxia; CH). Despite their importance to muscle output, it is unknown how locomotor motoneurones in humans are affected by hypoxia and acclimatization. Eleven participants performed 16 min of submaximal (25% maximal torque, MVC) intermittent isometric elbow flexions in N, AH (environmental chamber), and CH (7-14 days at 5050 m) (PI O2 =  140, 74, and 76 mmHg, respectively)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128174/health-related-quality-of-life-in-men1-patients-compared-with-other-chronic-conditions-and-the-united-states-general-population
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Benjamin J Peipert, Sneha Goswami, Susan E Yount, Cord Sturgeon
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type-1 (MEN-1) is poorly described. HRQOL in MEN-1 was compared with other chronic conditions and the US general population. METHODS: Adults aged ≥18 years recruited from an MEN-1 support group (n=153) completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 29-item profile. MEN-1 scores were compared with PROMIS scores reported in peer-reviewed literature from back pain (n=218), cancer (n=310), congestive heart failure (CHF; n=60), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; n=79), major depressive disorder (n=196), rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n=521), neuroendocrine tumors (NET; n=619), and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT; n=45) cohorts...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127316/exercise-induced-changes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-mirnas-in-gulf-war-illness-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-sedentary-control-subjects
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James N Baraniuk, Narayan Shivapurkar
Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have similar profiles of pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and exertional exhaustion. Post-exertional malaise suggests exercise alters central nervous system functions. Lumbar punctures were performed in GWI, CFS and control subjects after (i) overnight rest (nonexercise) or (ii) submaximal bicycle exercise. Exercise induced postural tachycardia in one third of GWI subjects (Stress Test Activated Reversible Tachycardia, START). The remainder were Stress Test Originated Phantom Perception (STOPP) subjects...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125079/-relapse-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-following-treatment-with-zoledronic-acid
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M Loef, E C T Geijteman, K J Beelen, M Bornebroek, D H Schweitzer
BACKGROUND: Zoledronic acid is a nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate that is frequently used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Many patients experience a so-called acute-phase reaction during initial treatment; this is characterized by flu-like symptoms and fever. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a 61-year-old woman who suffered from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and who was started on intravenous zoledronic acid treatment as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121889/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-medication-non-adherence-in-hematological-oncological-patients-in-their-home-situation
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Linda Bouwman, Corien M Eeltink, Otto Visser, Jeroen J W M Janssen, Jolanda M Maaskant
BACKGROUND: Medication non-adherence is associated with poor health outcomes and increased health care costs. Depending on definitions, reported non-adherence rates in cancer patients ranges between 16 and 100%, which illustrates a serious problem. In malignancy, non-adherence reduces chances of achievement of treatment response and may thereby lead to progression or even relapse. Except for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), the extent of non-adherence has not been investigated in hematological-oncological patients in an outpatient setting...
November 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118054/vitamin-d-status-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-cohort-study-from-the-north-west-of-england
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Kate E Earl, Giorgos K Sakellariou, Melanie Sinclair, Manuel Fenech, Fiona Croden, Daniel J Owens, Jonathan Tang, Alastair Miller, Clare Lawton, Louise Dye, Graeme L Close, William D Fraser, Anne McArdle, Michael B J Beadsworth
OBJECTIVE: Severe vitamin D deficiency is a recognised cause of skeletal muscle fatigue and myopathy. The aim of this study was to examine whether chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is associated with altered circulating vitamin D metabolites. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: UK university hospital, recruiting from April 2014 to April 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-two patients with CFS/ME and 94 age-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116827/frontal-plane-variability-in-foot-orientation-during-fatiguing-running-exercise-in-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Denise McGrath, Matthew Patterson, Ulrik McCarthy Persson, Brian Caulfield
CONTEXT:   Researchers have reported increased variability in frontal-plane movement at the ankle during jumping in individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI), which may increase their risk of recurrent ankle sprain. It is not known if this behavior is present during running gait or how fatigue affects the amount of frontal-plane-movement variability in individuals with CAI. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the amount of roll-angle variability at the foot during a fatiguing exercise protocol in participants with CAI...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115151/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir-a-pan-genotypic-direct-acting-antiviral-combination-for-hepatitis-c
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Elias B Chahine, Denise Kelley, Lindsey M Childs-Kean
OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. DATA SOURCES: A literature search through PubMed was conducted (August 2010 to August 2017) using the terms GS-9857, voxilaprevir, and NS3/4A protease inhibitor. STUDY SELECTION/DATA EXTRACTION: Studies of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir were identified. DATA SYNTHESIS: Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir is indicated for adult patients with chronic HCV without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis who have (1) genotype 1 through 6 and have previously been treated with an NS5A inhibitor or (2) genotype 1a or 3 and have previously been treated with sofosbuvir without an NS5A inhibitor...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111893/-psychological-health-of-children-with-chronic-physical-illness-and-their-parents-results-from-meta-analyses
#18
Martin Pinquart
Psychological Health of Children with Chronic Physical Illness and their Parents - Results from Meta-Analyses The present paper summarizes results from meta-analyses on psychological well-being of children with chronic physical illnesses and their parents. At the beginning, we discuss potential reasons for psychological effects of a chronic physical illness on children and adolescents as well as their parents. We then summarize results of meta-analyses of studies that compared aspects of mental health of children with a chronic physical illness and their parents with families of healthy children...
November 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108826/physical-activity-and-autoimmune-diseases-get-moving-and-manage-the-disease
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Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Micheal Lichtbroun, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Physical activity, by definition, is any skeletal muscle body movement that results in energy expenditure. In the last few decades, a plethora of scientific evidences have accumulated and confirmed the beneficial role of physical activity as a modifiable risk factor for a wide variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes mellitus and cancer, among others. Autoimmune diseases are a heterogeneous group of chronic diseases, which occur secondary to loss of self-antigen tolerance...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104961/a-comparison-of-case-definitions-for-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#20
Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason, Pamela Nehrke, Ellen M Goudsmit
Many professionals have described the clinical presentation of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), but recent efforts have focused on the development of ME criteria that can be reliably applied. The current study compared the symptoms and functioning of individuals who met the newly-developed Institute of Medicine (IOM) clinical criteria to a revised version of the London criteria for ME. While 76% of a sample diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) met the IOM criteria, 44% met the revised London criteria...
2017: J Chronic Dis Manag
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