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Idit Dotan, Klaris Riesenberg, Ronen Toledano, Francisc Schlaeffer, Alexander Smolyakov, Lisa Saidel-Odes, Oded Wechsberg, Jacob N Ablin, Victor Novack, Dan Buskila
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia and chronic pain have previously associated with HIV infection for over two decades. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of FMS symptoms in an ethnically heterogeneous population of HIV-infected individuals in southern Israel, applying the proposed new diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia symdrome (FMS). METHODS: 156 HIV-positive patients followed at the AIDS clinic of the Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) who gave written informed consent were recruited in the trial...
March 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
W Luo, Y Zhang, J Lin, M Wang, G Luo
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December 2015: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Jennifer A Johnson, Steven S Yu, Michael Elist, Daniel Arkfeld, Richard S Panush
MonoMAC syndrome is characterized by monocytopenia with susceptibility to nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. First recognized in 2011, it is caused by GATA2 mutations and can manifest as disseminated mycobacterial, fungal, and viral infections. While mortality rates for this disorder have been high, it has recently been successfully treated with haploidentical allogeneic stem cell transplant. Since approximately one third of patients may have rheumatologic symptoms, such as erythema nodosum, panniculitis, or arthralgias, rheumatologists may expect to encounter this newly described entity with increasing frequency...
September 2015: Clinical Rheumatology
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OBJECTIVE: To determine symptom overlaps between functional heartburn (FH), functional dyspepsia (FD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: One hundred and ten patients with frequent heartburn but no mucosa breakage under endoscopy were enrolled consecutively. They were required to fill out a questionnaire. The overlapped symptoms of FD and IBS symptoms were screened using Rome ill criteria. The participants were also examined using Hamilton anxiety scale/Hamilton depression scale...
May 2014: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
Eyal Nachum, Amichay Shinfeld, Alexander Kogan, Sergey Preisman, Shany Levin, Ehud Raanani
BACKGROUND: Patients with Marfan syndrome are referred for cardiac surgery due to root aneurysm with or without aortic valve regurgitation. Because these patients are young and frequently present with normal-appearing aortic cusps, valve sparing is often recommended. However, due to the genetic nature of the disease, the durability of such surgery remains uncertain. METHODS: Between February 2004 and June 2012, 100 patients in our department suffering from aortic aneurysm with aortic valve regurgitation underwent elective aortic valve-sparing surgery...
August 2013: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Laura Massella, Concetta Gangemi, Kostas Giannakakis, Antonella Crisafi, Tullio Faraggiana, Chiara Fallerini, Alessandra Renieri, Andrea Onetti Muda, Francesco Emma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: X-linked Alport syndrome (X-AS) is caused by mutations of the COL4A5 gene, which encodes for the collagen IV α5 chain (α5[COLIV]), resulting in structural and functional abnormalities of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) and leading to CKD. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of residual collagen IV chain expression in the GBM of patients with X-AS. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The medical records of 22 patients with X-AS from 21 unrelated families collected between 1987 and 2009 were reviewed (median age at last follow-up, 19...
May 2013: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Fei He, Peng Xu, Ling Han, Jun Zhang, Bing Wu, Guang-liang Hong, Qiao-meng Qiu, Zhong-qiu Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of hemoperfusion in the treatment of intermediate myasthenia syndrome (IMS) following acute organophosphate poisoning (AOPP). METHODS: Eighty cases of IMS following AOPP, who were admitted to the Emergency Department of our hospital from 2006 to 2011 and had complete clinical records, were divided into HP treatment group (n = 36) and non-HP (NHP) treatment group (n = 44). The therapeutic efficacy of HP was evaluated by comparing the clinical data of the two groups...
November 2012: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
María Sereno Moyano, Gerardo Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, César Gómez-Raposo, Miriam López Gómez, Joaquín Ojeda, Ambrosio Miralles, Enrique Casado-Sáenz
This case report describes a patient with a locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer with a simultaneous paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis. To the best of our knowledge, a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome is a rare complication in head and neck cancer, and has previously not been reported in the literature. One year later, following initial treatment, a small cell lung cancer developed, a tumor frequently associated with this type of paraneoplastic syndrome. The dilemma, therefore, is whether this paraneoplastic symdrome was a secondary complication of the tonsilar concurrent cancer or a metachronous paraneoplastic syndrome prior to small cell lung cancer...
January 2011: Oncology Letters
P Bastola, M Chaudhary, J P Agrawal, D N Shah
BACKGROUND: Benign Essential Blepharospasm Symdrome is a neuropathologic disorder. The cause of blepharospasm is multifactorial. It is unlikely that a single defect in this elusive control centre is the primary cause of this disease. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of botulinum toxin A in treating cases of Essential Blepharospasm Symdrome, Hemifacial Spasm and Meige's Syndrome, and to assess orbicularis oculi muscle post treatment, in the patients who attended neuro-ophthalmology clinic and the general outpatient department of BP Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic studies...
July 2010: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
Takehiko Nagaoka, Ju Mizuno, Kentaro Ino, Tatsuya Yoshimura, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Shigeho Morita
The post polio symdrome (PPS) refers to the development of delayed neuromuscular symptoms among survivors, years after the initial presentation of acute poliomyelitis. The symptoms of PPS vary widely and include flaccid palsy, muscle weakness, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, gait disturbance, sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), dysphagia, chronic lung dysfunction, and others. We report the successful combination of peripheral nerve blocks, femoral and sciatic nerve blocks, for surgery on the lower extremity in a patient with PPS...
August 2011: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
S J Wang, W J Liu, L G Yang, C A Sargent, H B Liu, C Wang, X D Liu, S H Zhao, N A Affara, A X Liang, S J Zhang
Alpha-(1,2)-fucosyltransferase (FUT1) gene has been identified as a candidate gene for regulating the expression of Escherichia coli F18 receptor gene (ECF18R) which promotes adherence of Enterotoxigenic (ETEC) and Verotoxigenic (VTEC) Escherichia coli (E. coli) via F18 fimbriae. In order to illustrate the polymorphisms of FUT1 and their effects on resistance to natural infection by Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Symdrome Virus (PRRSV) and Haemophilus parasuis, the distributions of different genotypes and the relative risks of disease incidence in pigs were investigated...
March 2012: Molecular Biology Reports
James E Swain, James F Leckman
OBJECTIVE: This is a practical review of Tourette syndrome, including phenomenology, natural history, and state-of-the-art assessment and treatment. METHOD: Computerized literature searches were conducted under the keywords Tourette syndrome,tics, and children-adolescents. RESULTS: Studies have documented the natural history of Tourette syndrome and its frequent co-occurrence with attention problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a range of other mood and anxiety disorders, which are often of primary concern to patients and their families...
July 2005: Psychiatry
M García Palacios, I Somoza, A Lema, M E Molina, J Gómez Veiras, M Tellado, T Dargallo, E Pais, D Vela
INTRODUCTION: Enuresis affects 15% of the children under 5. Possible etiopatogeny explaining the mechanism of production of nocturnal enuresis has been described, resulting in different terapeutical approaches; however, we cannot speak up to now of general guidelines for its treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: On the basis of 544 children who were treated in our hospital in the last 12 years, we analysed a sample of 124 patients corresponding to the last two years...
April 2009: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Anne Sabers, Katja Larsen, Susanne Blichfeldt, Lene Sahlholdt, John Oskaer Rasmussen
INTRODUCTION: Treatment with valproate is associated with an increased risk of teratogenicity compared to other antiepileptic drugs and can cause a complex of serious symptoms usually referred to as "foetal valproate symdrome" which is characterised by major and minor malformations in association with developmental delay. This paper aims to give attention to the syndrome through four case descriptions. Furthermore, possible risk factors and the use of the mutation 677C-T as a risk marker are discussed...
January 19, 2009: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Rubén Gómez, Cristina Fleitas, Carlos Teja, Miguel Carrascosa, Xavier Arrastio, Isabel Celemín
Acute aortic syndrome is an acute lesion of the aortic wall involving the aortic tunica media, with a potencial risk of severe complications. The aortic dissection is the main cause (80%), but other entities, such as the intramural hematoma (15%) and the penetrating aortic ulcer (5%), are a less frequent cause. A 49-year-old man, hypertensive, dyslipemic, and without drug treatment, was admitted in the emergency service due to a sudden pain in the mid-chest approximately 3 hr previously. No pain radiation or hemodynamic affectation were apparent...
September 2008: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Noam Bor, Nimrod Rozen
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome in the thigh is an uncomon but potentially devastating condition that has been associated with multiple etiologies mainly for motor vehicle trauma, closed or open femur fractures, and vascular injuries. The entity is more known to occur in the leg. AIM: This is a report on three patients with compartment syndrome of the thigh. One following a road accident with an open fracture of the femur and the other two patients as a result of gun shot injuries and open fractures of the femur...
January 2008: Harefuah
Yoshinori Nitta, Masatake Akutagawa, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Toshiya Okahisa, Yoshiaki Ohnishi, Masaji Nishimura, Syunya Nakane, Ryuji Kaji, Yohsuke Kinouchi
There is a disorder that is called Guillain-Barre Symdrome(GBS). Currently, plasmapheresis and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy are used for GBS. Plasmapheresis is one of the blood purifications. When the blood purification is enforced, it should be careful to decrease the blood pressure. In the Tokushima University Hospital, the hematocrit(Ht) values are measured using Crit-Line Monitor(CLM), because the Ht values are rate of red cell in blood, and are relation of the blood pressure. Hence, it is important to predict Ht value using the prediction method...
2007: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
M A Díaz Sastre, M Padilla Parrado, J M Morales Puebla, J Chacón Martínez, J A Jiménez Antolín, M A Caro García, J T Galán Morales, L M Menéndez Loras, J L Orradre Romeo
Nasal T lymphoma constitute a type of lymphoproliferative very infrequent symdrome. One of the fondamental problems it presents to bring a high probability of survival obtain a precocious diagnose. It is due that it originates inespecific histologic lesions, and to its clinic. Only the close cooperation between the otorhinolaryngologist and the anatomopathologist can arrive to obtain a very speedy diagnose and in that way the possibility of a correct treatment, because newly treatments appear, to which this type of disease every day better respond...
2007: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
Chuang-qi Yu, Ling-yan Zheng, Jun Zhang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the value of MR sialography in diagnosis of Sjoigren's syndrome in parotid gland. METHODS: MRI and MRS were used to diagnose Sjoigren's symdrome and differentiate with other disease combined with clinical, serologic and histopathologic result. Meanwhile, the result of MRS was compared with sialograph. RESULTS: 25 cases were ultimately diagnosed as Sjoigren's syndrome among 32 cases by clinical, serologic, histopathologic and sialography or MRS method...
June 2007: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
Yue Zhang, Meirong Zhang, Lin Yang, Zhijian Xiao
Mutations at exon 12 of the nucleophosmin (NPM1) gene are the most frequent acquired molecular abnormalities in adult and pediatric acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with normal karyotype. We screened 28 patients with new diagnosed primary AML with normal karyotype, 38 patients with myelodysplastic symdromes (MDS) and 19 healthy volunteer for mutations at exon 12 of NPM1 gene. NPM1 mutations were identified in four AML patients and two MDS patients, including one novel sequence variant. As far as we know, this is the first report of NPM1 mutation in patients with MDS in the English literature until now, and our primary data support that NPM1 mutations may be also involved in the pathogenesis of MDS...
January 2007: Leukemia Research
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