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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235746/clinical-problem-solving-a-tobacco-merchant-who-can-t-spit
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Sandra Benizri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Noam D Kitrey, Dan Carter, Elinor Goshen, Yehonathan Sharabi
A 47 year old man presented with a combination of dry mouth and lightheadedness while standing. His medical background was unremarkable except for cigarette smoking and hyperlipidemia. Sjögren's syndrome was ruled out, and he was referred for evaluation of orthostatic hypotension, which by then included syncopal episodes and injuries. Additional symptoms included dry eyes, constipation, reduced sweating, and erectile dysfunction. After excluding medications and structural cardiac abnormalities as causes of orthostatic hypotension, a clinical autonomic evaluation was performed...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204366/assessment-of-diabetic-polyneuropathy-in-zanzibar-comparison-between-traditional-methods-and-an-automated-point-of-care-nerve-conduction-device
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Elinor C Vogt, Marianne Øksnes, Faiza Suleiman, Buthayna Ali Juma, Hrafnkell B Thordarson, Ola Ommedal, Eirik Søfteland
Aim: Scant information is available about the prevalence of diabetic polyneuropathy, as well as the applicability of screening tools in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to investigate these issues in Zanzibar (Tanzania). Methods: One hundred consecutive diabetes patients were included from the diabetes clinic at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. Clinical characteristics were recorded. Further, we investigated: a) self-reported numbness of the lower limbs, b) ten-point monofilament test, c) the Sibbald 60-s Tool and d) nerve conduction studies (NCS, using an automated handheld point-of-care device, the NC-stat DPNCheck)...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130572/ischemic-optic-neuropathy-in-a-dog-with-acute-bilateral-blindness-and-primary-systemic-hypertension
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L Mari, R Stavinohova, E Dominguez, J Premont, J Oliver, L De Risio
A 6-year-old neutered female Jack Russell terrier was investigated for sudden onset prechiasmatic bilateral blindness, left circling, reduced proprioception in the right pelvic limb and right facial allodynia. Electroretinography was normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination revealed that the right optic nerve and the optic chiasm were hyperintense on diffusion weighted imaging and hypointense on apparent diffusion coefficient map consistent with ischemic optic neuropathy. A concurrent lacunar infarct was detected in the left rostral colliculus...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119928/rational-basis-for-nutraceuticals-in-the-treatment-of-glaucoma
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Morrone Luigi Antonio, Rombola Laura, Adornetto Annagrazia, Corasaniti Maria Tiziana, Russo Rossella
Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, is a chronic optic neuropathy characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons degeneration and death. The pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common type, is still largely unknown and it is often associated with increased intraocular pressure (IOP) although IOP-independent mechanisms play also a role. Neurodegenerative process, including oxidative stress, excitotoxicity and neuroinflammation, and an impaired ocular blood flow are examples of mechanisms supposed to contribute to the IOP independent deterioration in OAG...
November 9, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114191/cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-using-bellavere-s-score-system
#5
Azhar Memon
Objective: Determine the frequency of cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in type 2 diabetics using Bellavere's score system. Subjects and Methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted at the Department of Medicine, Isra University Hospital Hyderabad from March to November 2011. Sixty voluntary participants of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) were selected through non-probability purposive sampling. Cardiac autonomic nerve function was assessed using Bellavere's score system...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095573/severity-and-multiplicity-of-microvascular-complications-are-associated-with-qt-interval-prolongation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Shunsuke Kobayashi, Mototsugu Nagao, Akira Asai, Izumi Fukuda, Shinichi Oikawa, Hitoshi Sugihara
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: A prolonged QT interval plays a causal role in life-threatening arrhythmia and becomes a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Here, we assessed the association between microvascular complications and the QT interval in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with type 2 diabetes (n = 219) admitted to our hospital for glycemic control were enrolled. QT interval was measured manually in lead II on the electrocardiogram and corrected for heart rate using Bazett's formula (QTc)...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080583/prediabetes-beyond-the-borderline
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REVIEW
Mara Lynn Wilson
Prediabetes is a complex multifactorial metabolic disorder that extends beyond glucose control. Current studies have found that microvascular disease (neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy), macrovascular disease (stroke, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease), periodontal disease, cognitive dysfunction, blood pressure changes, obstructive sleep apnea, low testosterone level, fatty liver disease, and cancer are some of conditions that are present with the onset of glycemic dysregulation...
December 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077178/ocular-blood-flow-in-steep-trendelenburg-positioning-during-robotic-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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Christian L Demasi, Francesco Porpiglia, Augusto Tempia, Savino D'Amelio
PURPOSE: Several ischemic optic neuropathies that occurred during robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) have been reported to be due to the Trendelenburg position, which lowers ocular perfusion pressure (OPP). We examined changes in pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) and its correlation with OPP during RALRP in the steep Trendelenburg position. METHODS: Pulsatile ocular blood flow and intraocular pressure (IOP) were measured in 50 patients by the OBF Langham System 5 times during RALRP...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993155/cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-may-play-a-role-in-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Sarka Mala, Veronika Potockova, Lucie Hoskovcova, Pavlina Pithova, Marek Brabec, Jaroslava Kulhankova, Radan Keil, Lucie Riedlbauchova, Jan Broz
AIMS: Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a frequent and severe complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). CAN diagnosis is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, often due to progressive atherosclerosis. Carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) is a surrogate marker of the atherosclerosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between CIMT and CAN in T1DM patients. METHODS: Total of 49 T1DM patients and 45 healthy controls were examined for CAN presence and CIMT...
October 6, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989871/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-peripheral-neuropathy-among-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-coastal-karnataka
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Sonalika Gogia, Chythra R Rao
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In view of the growing burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) globally and associated microvascular and macrovascular complications, the study was done to assess the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic neuropathy among T2DM patients attending a tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: T2DM patients' ≥30 years of both gender, presenting to the Medicine Department at a tertiary care hospital were included in the study. Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom (DNS) questionnaire to assess symptoms and Diabetic Neuropathy Examination (DNE) scoring to assess clinical signs were used...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971713/the-effectiveness-of-structured-exercise-in-the-south-asian-population-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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Hani Albalawi, Elaine Coulter, Nazim Ghouri, Lorna Paul
The impact of exercise interventions on south Asians with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), who have a higher T2DM incidence rate compared to other ethnic groups, is inconclusive. This study aimed to systematically review the effect of exercise interventions in south Asians with T2DM. Five electronic databases were searched up to April 2017 for controlled trials investigating the impact of exercise interventions on south Asian adults with T2DM. The PEDro scale was used to assess the quality of the included studies. Eighteen trials examining the effect of aerobic, resistance, balance or combined exercise programs met the eligibility criteria...
October 13, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970182/pathophysiological-profiles-of-sdt-fatty-rats-a-potential-new-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-model
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Tatsuya Maekawa, Hironobu Tadaki, Tomohiko Sasase, Yu Motohashi, Katsuhiro Miyajima, Takeshi Ohta, Shinichi Kume
INTRODUCTION: To establish an animal model for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) at an earlier stage, we performed functional and pathophysiological evaluations in Spontaneously Diabetic Torii (SDT) fatty rats before 16weeks of age. METHODS: Male SDT fatty rats were treated with vehicle or phlorizin (100 to 150mg/kg/day) from 5 to 16weeks. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used as age-matched controls. Body weights and biochemical parameters were measured over time...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944153/sequential-development-of-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-in-a-patient-on-hemodialysis
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Mukesh Jain, Renuka Srinivasan, K Ramesh Babu, M Swapnil Parchand
Purpose: Non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NA-AION) is typically a disorder of patients 50 years and older predisposed to the vascular and structural optic disc risk factors. We present an interesting case of sequential development of NA-AION in a 45-year-old patient with end-stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis. Methods: Observational case report. Results: A 45-year-old female on hemodialysis for chronic renal failure complained of sequential acute onset sudden painless gross diminution of vision in right eye followed by the left eye...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942323/the-quest-for-more-research-on-painful-diabetic-neuropathy
#14
P P Nawroth, M Bendszus, M Pham, J Jende, S Heiland, S Ries, C Schumann, M Schmelz, S Schuh-Hofer, R D Treede, R Kuner, D Oikonomou, J B Groener, S Kopf
A 62-year-old diabetologist diagnosed himself to have diabetes type-2, with an HbA1c of 9.5. Five months after lifestyle intervention and a multi-drug approach, HbA1c was 6.3, systolic blood pressure was below 135mmHg and BMI reduced to 27. But he suffered from severe painful diabetic neuropathy. Therefore he decided to visit his friend, a famous neuroscientist at an even more famous university. He asked him several plain questions: 1. What is the natural course of painful diabetic neuropathy? 2. Why do I have, despite almost normalizing HbA1c, more problems than before? 3...
September 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931297/-intracranial-pressure-evaluation-by-ophthalmologist
#15
J Čmelo, R Illéš, J Šteňo
The value of ICT is important in diagnosis of the diseases of the eye and orbit Methods for direct measurement of intracranial pressure (ICT) are exact, but they are invasive and there is some risk of infection and damage of the tissue. Currently there are 2 valid indirect methods of mesurement of IKT. Digital Ophthalmodynamometry (D-ODM) and Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TDU). D-ODM is a non-invasive method for measuring of the Pulsating Venous Pressure (VPT). We can measure VPT by the pulse phenomena...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931296/-translaminar-gradient-and-glaucoma
#16
J Čmelo
OBJECTIVE: The cribriform plate is a threshold of the intraocular pressure (VOT) and of the intracranial pressure (IKT). The difference between the VOT and IKT is referred to as translaminar gradient (TLG). The goal was to evaluate the Glaucoma progression (visual field, fundus examination, HRT) with / without topical anti-glaucomatous therapy) in relation to the TLG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: the significance of TLG has been studied in two groups. I. Group: 57 patients diagnosed and treatment of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (PGOU), 10 patients with Ocular hypertension (OH), 7 patients with Normal-Tension Glaucoma (NTG), and 75 healthy without glaucoma...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925511/morphine-hyposensitivity-in-streptozotocin-diabetic-rats-reversal-by-dietary-l-arginine-treatment
#17
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Maree T Smith
Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a long-term complication of diabetes. Defining symptoms include mechanical allodynia (pain due to light pressure or touch) and morphine hyposensitivity. In our previous work using the streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rat model of PDN, morphine hyposensitivity developed in a temporal manner with efficacy abolished at 3 months post-STZ and maintained for 6 months post-STZ. As this time course mimicked that for the temporal development of hyposensitivity to the pain-relieving effects of the furoxan nitric oxide (NO) donor, PRG150 (3-methylfuroxan-4-carbaldehyde) in STZ-diabetic rats, we hypothesized that progressive depletion of endogenous NO bioactivity may underpin the temporal loss of morphine sensitivity in STZ-diabetic rats...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911684/a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-ankascin-568-plus-on-blood-glucose-regulation
#18
Yin-Ruei Wang, Sheng-Fu Liu, You-Cheng Shen, Chien-Li Chen, Chine-Ning Huang, Tzu-Ming Pan, Chin-Kun Wang
Diabetes is the fourth major cause of death in Taiwan. High blood glucose can lead to macrovascular diseases, small vessel diseases (retinopathy, kidney disease), and neuropathy. This study aimed to investigate whether Monascus-fermented products (ANKASCIN 568 plus) can regulate blood glucose and blood lipids. This study enrolled 39 patients with a fasting blood glucose level between 100 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL, and a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level of <9%. All patients were randomly divided into placebo (n=20) and experimental (n=19) groups...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904459/clinical-biochemical-characteristics-and-hospital-outcome-of-acute-intermittent-porphyria-patients-a-descriptive-study-from-north-india
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Susheel Kumar, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Deba Prasad Dhibar, Savita Kumari, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited metabolic disease characterized by disordered heme biosynthesis. There is no recent study reported from India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective, observational study. Clinical records of patients of AIP with acute porphyric attacks admitted from April 2008 to December 2016 were analyzed. RESULTS: Fifteen AIP patients constituted of eight females and seven males were analyzed...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899393/the-mixed-benefit-of-low-lipoprotein-a-in-type-2-diabetes
#20
Michel P Hermans, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), a variant low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is a major genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is unknown whether an inverse relationship exists between Lp(a) and β-cell function (BCF), as for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering by statins. We therefore assessedthe cardiometabolic phenotype of 340 men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in relation to Lp(a), focusing on BCF and hyperbolic product [BxS], which adjusts BCF to insulin sensitivity and secretion...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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