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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326739/a-case-of-pituitary-stalk-interruption-syndrome-with-intermittent-seizures-as-the-first-presentation
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Pituitary stalk interruption syndrome (PSIS) is a congenital disease with isolated growth hormone deficiency (GHD) or multiple anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHD). The typical clinical manifestations of PSIS are growth retardation, hypoglycemia or delayed pubertal development. However, few reports showed cases of PSIS were diagnosed with acute epileptic seizures accompanied by hyponatremia. Here, we report an 18-year-old female presenting with episodes of intermittent seizures for 13 years. The electrolyte examination on many occasions has shown hyponatremia, even as low as 99...
December 22, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297861/like-charge-attraction-and-opposite-charge-decomplexation-between-polymers-and-dna-molecules
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Sahin Buyukdagli
We scrutinize the effect of polyvalent ions on polymer-DNA interactions. We extend a recently developed test-charge theory [S. Buyukdagli et al., Phys. Rev. E 94, 042502 (2016)1539-375510.1103/PhysRevE.94.042502] to the case of a stiff polymer interacting with a DNA molecule in an electrolyte mixture. The theory accounts for one-loop level electrostatic correlation effects such as the ionic cloud deformation around the strongly charged DNA molecule as well as image-charge forces induced by the low DNA permittivity...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244719/thiamin-and-folic-acid-deficiency-accompanied-by-resistant-electrolyte-imbalance-in-the-re-feeding-syndrome-in-an-elderly-patient
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Sibel Ocak Serin, Gulsah Karaoren, Yildiz Okuturlar, Ethem Unal, Seda Ahci, Eda Karakoc, Sema Ucak Basat
INTRODUCTION: Re-feeding Syndrome (RS) is a deadly complication, which can be encountered during "refeeding" of malnourished patients. In these patients, thiamin deficiency may develop and "risk awareness" is the most significant factor in the management of these patients. In this case report, the treatment is presented of an elderly patient who was diagnosed with RS and followed-up in the intensive care unit (ICU) due to resistant fluidelectrolyte imbalance. CASE: An 87-year-old elderly woman was admitted to the hospital due to aspiration pneumonia...
March 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241985/cardiogenic-shock-caused-by-a-left-midventricular-obstruction-during-refeeding-in-a-patient-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Yoko Sakamoto, Hidetaka Kioka, Ryota Hashimoto, Saori Takeda, Kota Momose, Tomohito Ohtani, Osamu Yamaguchi, Masafumi Wasa, Satoshi Nakatani, Yasushi Sakata
OBJECTIVE: Refeeding syndrome occurs when reinstating nutrition to severely malnourished patients. It can sometimes be fatal, particularly as a result of cardiac involvement such as congestive heart failure and arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to report a case of cardiogenic shock that occurred during refeeding in a patient with anorexia nervosa (AN). The cardiogenic shock was due to a previously unrecognized mechanism, namely a transient left midventricular obstruction that completely disappeared after treatment...
March 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225599/cubic-sr2scgao5-perovskite-structural-stability-oxygen-defect-structure-and-ion-conductivity-explored-on-single-crystals
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Serena Corallini, Monica Ceretti, Alain Cousson, Clemens Ritter, Marco Longhin, Philippe Papet, Werner Paulus
Oxygen-deficient Sr2ScGaO5 single crystals with a cubic perovskite structure were grown by the floating-zone technique. The transparent crystals of this pure 3D oxygen electrolyte are metastable at ambient temperature, showing one-sixth of all oxygen positions vacant. While neutron single-crystal diffraction, followed by maximum entropy analysis, revealed a strong anharmonic displacements for the oxygen atoms, a predominant formation of ScO6 octahedra and GaO4 tetrahedra is indicated by Raman spectroscopic studies, resulting in a complex oxygen defect structure with short-range order...
February 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215940/elf5-is-a-principal-cell-lineage-specific-transcription-factor-in-the-kidney-that-contributes-to-aqp2-and-avpr2-gene-expression
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Justin Grassmeyer, Malini Mukherjee, Jennifer deRiso, Casey Hettinger, Monica Bailey, Satrajit Sinha, Jane E Visvader, Haotian Zhao, Eric Fogarty, Kameswaran Surendran
The mammalian kidney collecting ducts are critical for water, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis and develop as a branched network of tubular structures composed of principal cells intermingled with intercalated cells. The intermingled nature of the different collecting duct cell types has made it challenging to identify unique and critical factors that mark and/or regulate the development of the different collecting duct cell lineages. Here we report that the canonical Notch signaling pathway components, RBPJ and Presinilin1 and 2, are involved in patterning the mouse collecting duct cell fates by maintaining a balance between principal cell and intercalated cell fates...
April 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209132/urinary-tract-infection-among-fistula-patients-admitted-at-hamlin-fistula-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Matifan Dereje, Yimtubezinesh Woldeamanuel, Daneil Asrat, Fekade Ayenachew
BACKGROUND: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) causes a serious health problem and affects millions of people worldwide. Patients with obstetric fistula usually suffer from incontinence of urine and stool, which can predispose them to frequent infections of the urinary tract. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the etiologic agents, drug resistance pattern of the isolates and associated risk factor for urinary tract infection among fistula patients in Addis Ababa fistula hospital, Ethiopia...
February 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163524/afebrile-seizures-as-initial-symptom-of-hypocalcemia-secondary-to-hypoparathyroidism
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Anastasia Gkampeta, Eftyxia Kouma, Anastasia Touliopoulou, Efstathios Aggelopoulos, Eleni Vourti
Hypocalcemia is rare in childhood and caused, among other conditions, by hypoparathyroidism. DiGeorge syndrome is the most common cause of hypoparathyroidism in childhood. Presentation of a rare cause of hypocalcemia in childhood and the necessity of measuring serum electrolyte levels in patients presenting with afebrile seizures. a 7.5-year-old female child presented with afebrile seizures lasting 5 min with postictal drowsiness. A similar episode 1 month ago is described. On admission, a positive Trousseau sign, papilledema, and long QTc on electrocardiography were detected...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160526/association-between-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-plateletcrit-and-the-presence-and-severity-of-hyperemesis-gravidarum
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Cift Tayfur, Dincgez Cakmak Burcu, Ozgen Gulten, Dundar Betul, Guclu Tugberk, Ozdenoglu Onur, Korkmazer Engin, Ozdemir Orcun
AIM: Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can be defined as intractable nausea and vomiting leading to electrolyte imbalance, ketonuria, nutrition deficiency and weight loss. Inflammation is known to play a crucial role in HG and many inflammatory markers have been studied to achieve early diagnosis. We investigated the association of the platelet to lymphocyte ratio and plateletcrit with the presence and severity of HG. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 433 pregnant women with a diagnosis of HG and 160 gestational age matched healthy pregnant women, who were admitted to a large tertiary research and training hospital between January and December 2015...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160037/effect-of-comorbidities-on-the-association-between-age-and-hospital-mortality-after-fall-related-hip-fracture-in-elderly-patients
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A Padrón-Monedero, T López-Cuadrado, I Galán, E V Martínez-Sánchez, P Martin, R Fernández-Cuenca
The relation between age and mortality after hip fracture was analyzed in elderly patients. 5.5% of the 31,884 patients died. Compared to those 65-74 years old, the multivariate OR for mortality for those 75-84 and ≥85 were 2.11 (95% CI: 1.61-2.77) and 4.10 (95% CI: 3.14-5.35). PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of Elixhauser comorbidities on the relation between age and mortality after hip fracture in elderly patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the population ≥65 years old hospitalized in Spain in 2013 with a diagnosis of fall-related hip fracture in the Basic Minimum Set Data (BMSD)...
February 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140318/perspective-the-case-for-an-evidence-based-reference-interval-for-serum-magnesium-the-time-has-come
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Rebecca B Costello, Ronald J Elin, Andrea Rosanoff, Taylor C Wallace, Fernando Guerrero-Romero, Adela Hruby, Pamela L Lutsey, Forrest H Nielsen, Martha Rodriguez-Moran, Yiqing Song, Linda V Van Horn
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee indicated that magnesium was a shortfall nutrient that was underconsumed relative to the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for many Americans. Approximately 50% of Americans consume less than the EAR for magnesium, and some age groups consume substantially less. A growing body of literature from animal, epidemiologic, and clinical studies has demonstrated a varied pathologic role for magnesium deficiency that includes electrolyte, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and inflammatory disorders; osteoporosis; hypertension; cardiovascular diseases; metabolic syndrome; and diabetes...
November 2016: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130427/nephron-number-hypertension-and-ckd-physiological-and-genetic-insight-from-humans-and-animal-models
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Xuexiang Wang, Michael R Garrett
The kidneys play a vital role in the excretion of waste products and the regulation of electrolytes, maintenance of acid-base balance, regulation of blood pressure, and production of several hormones. Any alteration in the structure of the nephron (basic functional unit of the kidney) can have a major impact on the kidney's ability to work efficiently. Progressive decline in kidney function can lead to serious illness and ultimately death if not treated by dialysis or transplantation. While there have been numerous studies that implicate lower nephron numbers as being an important factor in influencing susceptibility to developing hypertension and chronic kidney disease, a direct association has been difficult to establish because of three main limitations: 1) the large variation in nephron number observed in the human population; 2) no established reliable noninvasive methods to determine nephron complement; and 3) to date, nephron measurements have been done after death, which doesn't adequately account for potential loss of nephrons with age or disease...
March 1, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114247/neuroendocrine-dysfunction-in-a-young-athlete-with-concussion-a-case-report
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David M Langelier, Gregory A Kline, Chantel T Debert
An 18-year-old female ringette and basketball player presented to our sport concussion clinic 27 months after concussion with fatigue, headache, exercise intolerance, polyuria, nocturia, and difficulties concentrating. Her history was remarkable for 4 previous concussions. Her neurologic examination was normal. Neuroendocrine screen including thyroid function, morning cortisol, glucose, and insulin-like growth factor-1 (screening test for growth hormone deficiency) were normal. Further testing for growth hormone deficiency with an insulin hypoglycemia test revealed severe growth hormone deficiency...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102070/well-ordered-oxygen-deficient-comoo4-and-fe2o3-nanoplate-arrays-on-3d-graphene-foam-toward-flexible-asymmetric-supercapacitors-with-enhanced-capacitive-properties
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Kai Chi, Zheye Zhang, Qiying Lv, Chuyi Xie, Jian Xiao, Fei Xiao, Shuai Wang
In this work, we report the development of well-ordered hydrogenated CoMoO4 (H-CoMoO4) and hydrogenated Fe2O3 (H-Fe2O3) nanoplate arrays on 3D graphene foam (GF) and explore their practice application as binder-free electrodes in assembling flexible all-solid-state asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) devices. Our results show that the monolithic 3D porous GF prepared by solution casting method using Ni foam template possesses large surface area, superior electrical conductivity, and sufficient surface functional groups, which not only facilitate in situ growth of CoMoO4 and Fe2O3 nanoplates but also contribute the double-layer capacitance of the resultant supercapacitor...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097104/massive-hemolysis-causing-renal-failure-in-acute-hepatitis-e-infection
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Pragya Karki, Sarthak Malik, Bipadabhanjan Mallick, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Acute viral hepatitis is usually a self-limiting illness. However, it can lead to complications that can be life-threatening, such as acute liver failure. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the setting of acute viral hepatitis can lead to a massive hemolysis, manifesting as acute kidney injury and markedly raised bilirubin levels; although cases are rare. Here, we report such a case. The patient had a viral hepatitis E infection and presented with kidney injury requiring dialysis. Examination showed very high mixed hyperbilirubinemia due to massive intravascular hemolysis...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073139/-influence-of-comorbidities-on-revision-rate-within-the-first-year-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Roman Nesslage, Kerstin Radtke, Lisa Hohloch, Thilo Flörkemeier, Henning Windhagen, Gabriela von Lewinski
Background Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is very frequently performed. Despite low complication rates, revisions play an important clinical and economical role. The aim of this study was to identify comorbid diseases of patients undergoing primary THA and their potential influence on the survival of hip replacements. Patients/Material and Methods A total of 867 patients were included in this retrospective study. All revisions were reviewed that took place at our hospital within one year of primary implantation of THA...
January 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073136/-proton-pump-inhibitor-side-effects-and-complications-of%C3%A2-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-administration
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Hendrik Ueberschaer, Hans-Dieter Allescher
Proton Pump Inhibitors are among the most common drugs taken. The indication is for treatment of heartburn, reflux disease, prophylaxis and treatment of peptic ulcers, in combination with NSAIDs and steroids as well as H. pylori-eradication. PPI's are widely used, even with non-specific symptoms. This certainly has to do with good tolerability and a previously considered low side effect profile. At the moment, there is growing evidence that the long-term intake of PPI's may not be as safe as assumed. In addition to interactions with some drugs, including platelet aggregation inhibitors, recent studies have shown an increased risk of myocardial infarction, interstitial nephritis, chronic renal injury, infections, vitamin deficiencies and electrolyte shifts as well developing dementia...
January 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071021/the-effect-of-alcohol-consumption-on-maternal-and-cord-blood-electrolyte-and-trace-element-levels
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Anatoly V Skalny, Elena S Berezkina, Elena V Kiyaeva, Inara E Alidzhanova, Andrew R Grabeklis, Alexey A Tinkov
BACKGROUND: Earlier studies demonstrated that alcoholism significantly alters electrolyte and trace element homeostasis. However, the existing data on the interplay between maternal alcohol consumption and fetal trace element status are contradictory. Therefore, the primary objective of the present study was to assess the influence of alcohol consumption on maternal and cord blood trace elements. METHODS: A total of 30 pregnant women (15 women consuming alcohol and 15 controls) were examined...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046147/bill-e-kunkle-interdisciplinary-beef-symposium-assessing-the-mineral-supplementation-needs-in-pasture-based-beef-operations-in-the-southeastern-united-states
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L W Greene
Macro- and microminerals are required for all physiological processes in beef cattle. When mineral deficiencies occur in pasture-based production systems, a multitude of deficiency symptoms may occur, and most often, these deficiencies result in hidden losses to include reduced production potential, reduced immunity, and reproductive failure. More severe deficiencies will result in specific deficiency symptoms, depending on the specific mineral deficiency. In pasture-based beef operations, specific deficiency symptoms are seldom observed...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029237/high-rate-and-stable-li-ion-insertion-in-oxygen-deficient-liv3o8-nanosheets-as-a-cathode-material-for-lithium-ion-battery
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Huanqiao Song, Mingsheng Luo, Aimei Wang
Low performance of cathode materials has become one of the major obstacles to the application of lithium-ion battery (LIB) in advanced portable electronic devices, hybrid electric vehicles, and electric vehicles. The present work reports a versatile oxygen-deficient LiV3O8 (D-LVO) nanosheet that was synthesized successfully via a facile oxygen-deficient hydrothermal reaction followed by thermal annealing in Ar. When used as a cathode material for LIB, the prepared D-LVO nanosheets display remarkable capacity properties at various current densities (a capacity of 335, 317, 278, 246, 209, 167, and 133 mA h g(-1) at 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 mA g(-1), respectively) and excellent lithium-ion storage stability, maintaining more than 88% of the initial reversible capacity after 200 cycles at 1000 mA g(-1)...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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