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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108790/-treatment-of-supine-position-related-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-smartphone-applications
#1
D Haas, R Birk, J T Maurer, K Hörmann, B A Stuck, J U Sommer
BACKGROUND: Positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA) is common in mild and moderate forms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Two smartphone applications (apps) professing to avoid the supine position (SP) are available: for Android the "Apnea Sleep Position Trainer" and for iOS the "SomnoPose-Sleep Position Monitor". The smartphone needs to be attached to the chest to recognize SP, which then triggers a vibration alarm. This is intended to encourage the patient to change position and the vibration stops as soon as SP is left...
January 20, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107965/loopback-rolling-circle-amplification-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-kras-gene
#2
Huo Xu, Dong Wu, Yifan Jiang, Rongbo Zhang, Qingzheng Wu, Yiyun Liu, Feng Li, Zai-Sheng Wu
Mutations in Kras gene may be used as a diagnostic marker and a target for treatment of the broad spectrum of human cancers. In this study, we developed a new class of amplification assay, double-hairpin molecular beacon (DHMB)-based cascade rolling circle amplification (RCA), for ultrasensitive and selective detection of Kras gene in a homogenous solution. Specifically, target DNA can hybridize with DHMB and activate cyclical target strand-displacement polymerization (CTDP) and nicking-mediated strand-displacement polymerization (NMDP)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106654/ultrasonographic-features-of-female-urethral-diverticula-a-retrospective-study-of-25-patients
#3
Xia Wang, Chaoran Dou, Yulin Yan, Yun Bai, Bing Hu, Tao Ying
OBJECTIVES: This article summarizes the ultrasonographic features of female urethral diverticula on biplane transrectal ultrasound (B-TRUS). METHODS: A retrospective study was performed with 25 consecutive women who were diagnosed and treated as having urethral diverticulum (UD) between January 2012 and March 2016. All the patients were preoperatively evaluated using B-TRUS. The number, location, configuration, size, and type of the UD on B-TRUS were assessed. RESULTS: Twenty-eight diverticula were found on B-TRUS...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104253/the-effect-of-fampridine-sr-on-cognitive-fatigue-in-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-trial-in-patients-with-ms
#4
Sarah A Morrow, Heather Rosehart, Andrew M Johnson
BACKGROUND: Cognitive fatigue (CF) is a common complaint in persons with MS (PwMS). Fampridine-SR improves ambulation, fatigue and endurance, due to enhancing action potential formation by blocking potassium channels in demyelinated axons. Thus, through this same mechanism, it is hypothesized that Fampridine-SR could improve CF. OBJECTIVE: To determine if Fampridine-SR objectively improves CF in PwMS. METHODS: Sixty PwMS of any type with CF, defined as 3 or less correct responses when comparing the last third to the first third on the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT), were recruited from a tertiary care MS clinic in London (ON) Canada...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104105/effects-of-amlodipine-and-valsartan-on-blood-pressure-variability-and-pulse-wave-velocity-in-hypertensive-patients
#5
Rufeng Shi, Kai Liu, Di Shi, Qi Liu, Xiaoping Chen
OBJECTIVES: Antihypertensive therapy is effective to control blood pressure (BP) and to prevent cardiovascular events, but the further treatment strategies for patients who cannot achieve goal BP with low-dose monotherapy is still under dispute. Our study investigates the effects of high-dose amlodipine and valsartan and their low-dose combination on blood pressure variability (BPV) and pulse wave velocity (PWV) to provide references for clinical medication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized, parallel, case-controlled trial performed in a medical center...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103969/-analysis-on-the-prognostic-and-survival-factors-of-synchronous-multiple-primary-lung-cancer
#6
Haifa Guo, Feng Mao, Hui Zhang, Yangbo Qiu, Yang Shen-Tu
BACKGROUND: Synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (sMPLC) is a sparse disease in the past, but there has been a gradual increase in the morbidity of sMPLC recently. However, studies on large sample have never been undertaken. The purpose of this study is to investigate the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of sMPLC through analyzing the clinical data, and provide supports for the management of sMPLC. METHODS: According to Martini-Melamed criteria, 357 patients were diagnosed sMPLC...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102021/high-prevalence-of-diabetes-and-anthropometric-heterogeneity-among-tuberculosis-patients-in-pakistan
#7
Huma Aftab, Atiqa Ambreen, Mohammad Jamil, Peter Garred, Jørgen H Petersen, Susanne D Nielsen, Ib C Bygbjerg, Dirk L Christensen
BACKGROUND: In Pakistan the prevalence of diabetes (DM) among adults is 6.9% and expected to double by 2040. DM may facilitate transmission and halter the elimination of tuberculosis (TB). We aimed to determine the prevalence of DM among TB patients in Pakistan and to investigate anthropometric biochemical, and haemodynamic associations between TB patients with and without DM. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at Gulab Devi Chest Hospital in Lahore, Punjab...
January 19, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100981/isolated-left-subclavian-artery-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-neonate
#8
Kanupriya Chaturvedi, Deepa Prasad, Ravi Ashwath, James P Strainic, Christopher S Snyder
Isolated left subclavian artery is one of the rarer aortic arch anomalies. It has been associated with other congenital heart diseases, typically tetralogy of Fallot, double-outlet right ventricle, and atrial and ventricular septal defects. Its significant clinical implications include a left-to-right shunt from the vertebrobasilar system, which causes pulmonary overcirculation and subclavian steal. We present an unusual case of a premature infant who was diagnosed prenatally with congenital complete atrioventricular block and tricuspid atresia and was found to have an isolated left subclavian artery postnatally...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100328/-repeated-yellowing-of-the-skin-and-sclera-for-2-years
#9
Xiao-Ye Yuan, Xiang-Ling He, Hui Zou, Run-Ying Zou
A two-year-old girl was admitted due to repeated yellowing of the skin and sclera for 2 years and had no other specific symptoms or signs. The use of phenobarbital could relieve the symptoms of jaundice. Multiple examinations showed increased indirect bilirubin levels, and the results of aminotransferases and liver imaging were normal. There was no evidence of hemolysis. The analysis of UGT1A1 gene in her family found that this child had double homozygous mutation of c.211G>A(G71R) and c.1456T>G(Y486D), which had been reported as the pathogenic mutation for Gilbert syndrome...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100195/assessment-of-the-length-of-sick-leave-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-disease
#10
Nausica Català Tella, Catalina Serna Arnaiz, Jordi Real Gatius, Oriol Yuguero Torres, Leonardo Galván Santiago
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ischemic heart disease is high. Few recent studies have investigated the periods of sick leave of these patients. Our aim is to determine the length of sick leave after an acute coronary syndrome, its costs, associated factors and to assess the use of antidepressants and/or anxiolytics. METHODS: An observational study of a retrospective cohort of patients on sick leave due to ischemic heart disease in a health region between 2008-2011, with follow-up until the first return to work, death, or end of the study (31/12/2012)...
January 18, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099438/age-related-patterns-of-disease-and-mortality-in-hospitalised-adults-in-malawi
#11
Theresa J Allain, Stephen Aston, Gugulethu Mapurisa, Thokozani N Ganiza, Ndaziona P Banda, Servace Sakala, Andrew Gonani, Robert S Heyderman, Ingrid Peterson
BACKGROUND: The epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is widely recognised as the next major challenge to global health. However, in many LMICs, infectious diseases are still prevalent resulting in a "double burden" of disease. With increased life expectancy and longevity with HIV, older adults may particularly be at risk of this double burden. Here we describe the relative contributions of infections and NCDs to hospital admissions and mortality, according to age, in Malawi's largest hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097737/epidemiological-data-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-children-in-uzbekistan-1998-2014
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Gulnara N Rakhimova, Nasiba U Alimova, Alexsandr Ryaboshtan, Boris Waldman, Graham D Ogle, Said I Ismailov
AIMS: We aimed to determine the incidence, prevalence and mortality of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Uzbekistan in children <15 years old. METHODS: In a prospective study from 1998 to 2014 the primary ascertainment of incidence, prevalence and mortality, and cause of death was via data collected by endocrinology dispensaries in Uzbekistan's 14 administrative divisions. A second data collection for 2008-2010 from a national audit in 2011 was used to determine age structure...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091641/effects-of-pomegranate-extract-in-supplementing-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-therapy-on-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty-in-chinese-girls-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-clinical-trial
#13
Jinsheng Liu, Jiulai Tang
Central precocious puberty (CPP) without organic abnormality is called idiopathic CPP (ICPP). The objective of this trial was to evaluate the effects of pomegranate extract in supplementing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog therapy on ICPP-affected girls in the Chinese population. 286 girls, diagnosed with ICPP were initially enrolled into this trial, and among them 225 eligible patients were randomized to receive a combinational GnRH analog treatment supplemented with either a placebo or pomegranate extract on a daily basis for a period of 3 months...
January 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087069/safety-tolerability-and-antiviral-effect-of-rg-101-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-phase-1b-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Meike H van der Ree, J Marleen de Vree, Femke Stelma, Sophie Willemse, Marc van der Valk, Svend Rietdijk, Richard Molenkamp, Janke Schinkel, Ad C van Nuenen, Ulrich Beuers, Salah Hadi, Marten Harbers, Eva van der Veer, Kai Liu, John Grundy, Amy K Patick, Adam Pavlicek, Jacqueline Blem, Michael Huang, Paul Grint, Steven Neben, Neil W Gibson, Neeltje A Kootstra, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: miR-122 is an important host factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antiviral effect of a single dose of RG-101, a hepatocyte targeted N-acetylgalactosamine conjugated oligonucleotide that antagonises miR-122, in patients with chronic HCV infection with various genotypes. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre, phase 1B study, patients were randomly assigned to RG-101 or placebo (7:1)...
January 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086851/efficacy-of-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-itbs-and-10-hz-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-in-treatment-resistant-unipolar-depression-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Samuel Bulteau, Veronique Sébille, Guillemette Fayet, Veronique Thomas-Ollivier, Thibault Deschamps, Annabelle Bonnin-Rivalland, Edouard Laforgue, Anne Pichot, Pierre Valrivière, Elisabeth Auffray-Calvier, June Fortin, Yann Péréon, Jean-Marie Vanelle, Anne Sauvaget
BACKGROUND: The treatment of depression remains a challenge since at least 40% of patients do not respond to initial antidepressant therapy and 20% present chronic symptoms (more than 2 years despite standard treatment administered correctly). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an effective adjuvant therapy but still not ideal. Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS), which has only been used recently in clinical practice, could have a faster and more intense effect compared to conventional protocols, including 10-Hz high-frequency rTMS (HF-rTMS)...
January 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078443/double-stenting-with-silicone-and-metallic-stents-for-malignant-airway-stenosis
#16
Keitaro Matsumoto, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Takeshi Nagayasu
For severe malignant airway stenosis, there are several types of commercially available airway stents, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We herein describe the safety and efficacy of combination stenting with silicone and metallic stents for patients with extended malignant airway stenosis. Seven patients with malignant airway stenosis were treated via combination stenting with a silicone stent and a metallic stent for extended airway stenosis from the central to peripheral airways. Five patients were diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, two of whom had tracheoesophageal fistulas...
January 11, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075463/expression-of-the-promyelocytic-leukemia-protein-without-the-nuclear-localization-signal-as-a-novel-diagnostic-marker-for-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
#18
Ting Xu, Xiao-Qun Yang, Kai-Ling Jiang, Hui Wang, Peng-Peng Ma, Liang Zhong, Bei-Zhong Liu
Promyelocytic leukemia-retinoic acid receptor α (PML-RARα) is a fusion protein generated by the t(15;17)(q22;q12) translocation associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). PML-RARα is cleaved by neutrophil elastase, an early myeloid-specific serine protease, leading to translocation of the nuclear localization signal (NLS) of the PML protein to the N-terminal of RARα, and the mutational product PML(NLS-). The present study was designed to analyze the role of the NLS in mediating PML transport into the nucleus and to evaluate the value of measuring NLS translocation in the early diagnosis of APL...
February 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074620/double-immunostaining-for-maspin-and-p53-on-cell-blocks-increases-the-diagnostic-value-of-biliary-brushing-cytology
#19
Maki Kanzawa, Tsuyoshi Sanuki, Manabu Onodera, Kohei Fujikura, Tomoo Itoh, Yoh Zen
Our objective is to elucidate the usefulness of maspin/p53 double immunostaining on biliary brushing cytology specimens. We first examined the expression of maspin in the biliary epithelium with variable degrees of dysplasia using surgically resected specimens (n = 56). Maspin appeared to be overexpressed in a stepwise manner from benign to malignant cholangiocytes: the reactive epithelium (20%), biliary intraepithelial neoplasia (~50%), and invasive cholangiocarcinomas (>90%). Next, an automated sequential double immunostaining protocol for maspin and p53 was applied to paraffin-embedded cell blocks of the biliary brushing cytology specimens obtained from 58 consecutive patients...
January 10, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072472/sonographic-findings-of-chondral-avulsion-fractures-of-the-lateral-ankle-ligaments-in-children
#20
Manabu Maeda, Nana Maeda, Takanori Takaoka, Yasuhito Tanaka
In this series, we aimed to describe the sonographic findings of chondral avulsion fractures that develop concomitant with lateral ankle ligament injury in children. We performed stress sonography during a manual anterior drawer stress procedure of the ankle in 9 skeletally immature patients who had recently had a lateral ankle sprain. Echo videos were obtained through the course of treatment, and all videos were reviewed. We elucidated the common features of chondral avulsion fractures of the lateral ankle ligaments in the children...
February 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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