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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811763/microalbuminuria-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-tip-of-iceberg-of-diabetic-complications
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Tauseef Ahmad, Imran Ulhaq, Minaz Mawani, Najmul Islam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with hypertension and other diabetic complications among Type-2 diabetic patients attending at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. METHODS: 1280 Type-2 diabetes patients who visited the outpatient department of Aga Khan University Hospital from September 2014 to August 2016 were included in the study. Microalbuminuria was diagnosed if spot urinary microalbumin excretion was confirmed to be more than 20mg/l...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789834/diabetes-complications-in-sudanese-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-overlooked-problems-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Heitham Awadalla, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Ahmed O Almobarak, Nehad E Elmak, Sulaf I Abdelaziz, Amel A Sulaiman, Mohamed H Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in Sudan and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of complications of type 2 diabetes across different cities in the country. METHODS: Individuals with type 2 diabetes, who have been on treatment for DM for at least one year and volunteered to participate, were selected from two diabetes centers in Sudan (Khartoum and Atbara). Participants were interviewed using standardized pretested questionnaire to record medical history, socio-demographic, life style characteristics and presence of complications of diabetes...
July 29, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781891/vascular-occlusions-following-ocular-surgical-procedures-a-clinical-observation-of-vascular-complications-after-ocular-surgery
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Charlotte Fischer, Anne Bruggemann, Annette Hager, Josep Callizo Planas, Johann Roider, Hans Hoerauf
BACKGROUND: Ocular vascular occlusions following intraocular procedures are a rare complication. We report a case series of patients with retinal vascular occlusions or anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) after anterior and posterior segment surgery and demonstrate possible risk factors. METHODS: Observational case series. RESULTS: In ten patients, vascular occlusions were observed within ten weeks after intraocular surgery: branch retinal arterial occlusion (BRAO) (n = 2), central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) (n = 2), central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) (n = 1), branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) (n = 1), anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) (n = 3), and combined central artery and vein occlusion (n = 1)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768822/intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-maintenance-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-a-multicentre-open-label-52-week-phase-iii-trial
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Satoshi Kuwabara, Masahiro Mori, Sonoko Misawa, Miki Suzuki, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Tatsuro Mutoh, Shizuki Doi, Norito Kokubun, Mikiko Kamijo, Hiroo Yoshikawa, Koji Abe, Yoshihiko Nishida, Kazumasa Okada, Kenji Sekiguchi, Ko Sakamoto, Susumu Kusunoki, Gen Sobue, Ryuji Kaji
OBJECTIVE: Short-term efficacy of induction therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin (Ig) in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is well established. However, data of previous studies on maintenance therapy were limited up to 24-week treatment period. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of longer-term intravenous Ig therapy for 52 weeks. METHODS: This study was an open-label phase 3 clinical trial conducted in 49 Japanese tertiary centres...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764837/supportive-treatments-for-patients-with-cancer
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Karin Jordan, Petra Feyer, Ulrike Höller, Hartmut Link, Bernhard Wörmann, Franziska Jahn
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of patients with cancer to be successful and well-tolerated, the complications and side effects of the disease and its treatment must be treated and limited as far as possible. Summarized recommendations based on the constantly increasing evidence in the area of supportive care must be defined, standardized, and communicated. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature on the topics of anemia, neutropenia, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, oral mucositis, skin toxicity, and peripheral neurotoxicity induced by cancer treatment, as well as osseous complications, extravasation, and side effects of radiotherapy...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733725/carotid-artery-intimal-medial-thickness-and-carotid-artery-plaques-in-hypertensive-patients-with-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Wenhui Zhu, Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Haoyu Wang, Fengjuan Yao, Congyao Wang, Qi Wang, Nathan Congdon
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation of carotid artery intimal medial thickness (C-IMT) and carotid artery plaque score (CPS) of the common carotid artery with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This case-control study recruited 192 subjects. Forty-eight patients had NAION with systemic hypertension, 46 had hypertension without visual complaints, and 98 were normal controls. C-IMT and common carotid arterial plaque were measured by high-resolution vascular ultrasonography...
July 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717335/evaluation-of-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-prescribed-medications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-findings-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Bareera Rana, Allah Bukhsh, Tahir Mehmood Khan, Ammar Sarwar, Muhammad Ovais Omer, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
AIM: The present study was aimed to highlight the current prescribing pattern of oral hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus and to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of these therapeutic categories in achieving target glycemic control. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study of 6 months' duration conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore, Pakistan. RESULTS: The current research recruited 145 patients presented in diabetes management center of a tertiary care hospital in Lahore, Pakistan...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716667/pupillometric-evaluation-of-the-melanopsin-containing-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-mitochondrial-and-non-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies
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Shakoor Ba-Ali, Henrik Lund-Andersen
In recent years, chromatic pupillometry is used in humans to evaluate the activity of melanopsin expressing intrinsic photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). Blue light is used to stimulate the ipRGCs and red light activates the rod/cone photoreceptors. The late re-dilation phase of pupillary light reflex is primarily driven by the ipRGCs. Optic neuropathies i.e. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), glaucoma, optic neuritis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are among the diseases, which have been subject to pupillometric studies...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704158/factors-associated-with-occurrence-of-radiation-induced-optic-neuropathy-at-safe-radiation-dosage
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Pavle Doroslovački, Madhura A Tamhankar, Grant T Liu, Kenneth S Shindler, Gui-Shuang Ying, Michelle Alonso-Basanta
BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced optic neuropathy (RION) is a rare, and often visually devastating, complication of radiation therapy (RT) near the anterior visual pathways. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients who developed RION at a tertiary medical center, followed by a case-control study comparing RION cases with matched controls who received RT. RESULTS: Thirteen patients (18 eyes) with RION were identified. Radiation modalities included external beam photon radiation, whole brain radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, proton beam, and unknown...
July 13, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686329/juvenile-onset-generalized-lipodystrophy-due-to-a-novel-heterozygous-missense-lmna-mutation-affecting-lamin-c
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Nivedita Patni, Chao Xing, Anil K Agarwal, Abhimanyu Garg
The LMNA gene contains 12 exons and encodes lamins A and C by alternative splicing within exon 10. While mutations in lamin A specific residues cause several diseases including lipodystrophy, progeria, muscular dystrophy, neuropathy, and cardiomyopathy, only three families with mutations in lamin C-specific residues are reported with cardiomyopathy, neuropathy, and muscular dystrophy so far. We now report two brothers with juvenile-onset generalized lipodystrophy due to a lamin C-specific mutation. The proband, a 23-year-old Caucasian male was reported to have generalized lipodystrophy at 3 weeks of age, developed diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension and liver problems and died with complications of cirrhosis, and kidney failure...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685679/clinical-approach-to-diabetic-cardiomiopathy-a-review-of-human-studies
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Roberto Tarquini, Laura Pala, Simona Brancati, Giulia Vannini, Salvatore De Cosmo, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Carlo Maria Rotella
BACKGROUND: Diabetic Cardiomiopathy (DC) has been defined as a distinct entity characterized by the presence of diastolic or systolic cardiac dysfunction in a diabetic patient in the absence of other causes for Cardiomiopathy, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension (HTN), or valvular heart disease. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and cardiovascular disease accounts for two-thirds of the mortality in the diabetic population. Diabetes-related heart disease occurs in the form of coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiac autonomic neuropathy or DC...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667795/dietary-intake-habits-and-prevalence-of-nocturia-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: No reports have been published on the association between dietary intake habits and nocturia in the diabetes population. We therefore estimate this issue among Japanese patients with diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study subjects in the present study were 785 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Self-administrated questionnaires were used to assess each type of dietary intake habits. Vegetable intake habit was assessed by the following question: Do you have vegetables or seaweed every day?" We used the following two outcomes: 1) nocturia: ≥ 2 voids per night and 2) severe nocturia: ≥ 3 voids per night...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644253/spectrum-of-autonomic-nervous-system-impairment-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Brent P Goodman, Amy Crepeau, Priya S Dhawan, Julie A Khoury, Lucinda A Harris
OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of autonomic dysfunction in a uniformly evaluated cohort of patients with Sjögren syndrome. METHODS: A series of 13 patients underwent a comprehensive evaluation for suspected autonomic impairment, including a neurological examination, autonomic testing, and laboratory studies. A diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome was established as the cause of autonomic dysfunction in all. Clinical features, findings on autonomic testing, and laboratory results are described...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611204/clinical-and-genome-wide-analysis-of-cisplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-survivors-of-adult-onset-cancer
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M Eileen Dolan, Omar El Charif, Heather E Wheeler, Eric R Gamazon, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Patrick Monahan, Darren R Feldman, Robert Hamilton, David J Vaughn, Clair Beard, Chunkit Fung, Sophie D Fossa, Daniel L Hertz, Taisei Mushiroda, Michiaki Kubo, Lawrence H Einhorn, Nancy Cox, Lois Travis
Our purpose was to characterize the clinical influences, genetic risk factors, and gene mechanisms contributing to persistent cisplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (CisIPN) in testicular cancer survivors (TCS).<br /><br />Experimental Design: <p>TCS given cisplatin-based therapy completed the validated EORTC QLQ-CIPN20 questionnaire. An ordinal CisIPN phenotype was derived and associations with age, smoking, excess drinking, hypertension, body mass index, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, cumulative cisplatin dose, and self-reported health were examined for 680 TCS...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598042/peripheral-vascular-disease-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-an-emerging-trend-a-prospective-study-from-north-india
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Supriya Bajaj, Amit Mahajan, Sumit Grover, Vijay Mahajan, Pankaj Goyal, Vikram Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) with 25% of patients with diabetes developing a foot ulcer during their lifetime leading to amputation. Diabetic foot is classified into 2 main types: neuropathic ulcers (NPU) and neuro-ischemic ulcer (NIU) where in addition to neuropathy peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is also present. AIMS: We aimed to a) assess the prevalence of Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) presenting with New Diabetic Foot ulcers (DFU)...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585130/factors-associated-with-peripheral-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-subclinical-versus-confirmed-neuropathy
#16
Yogendranathsing Unmar, Mohammad Ishraq Zafar, Feng Gao
This study determined the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and subclinical DPN (sDPN) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using nerve conduction study (NCS) as a diagnostic tool. We also investigated the factors associated with the development of sDPN and compared factors between the sDPN and confirmed DPN (cDPN). This cross-sectional study involved 240 T2DM patients who were successively admitted to the endocrinology wards of Wuhan Union Hospital over the period of January to December 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583534/pretransplant-resting-heart-rate-and-its-association-with-all-cause-mortality-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#17
H-M Kwon, I-G Jun, K-W Jung, Y-J Moon, W-J Shin, J-G Song, G-S Hwang
BACKGROUND: The importance of heart rate (HR) measurement as a prognostic factor has been recognized in many clinical conditions, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, or heart failure. Patients with liver cirrhosis tend to have increased resting HR as consequence of hyperdynamic circulation. In the current study, we examined whether pretransplant resting increased HR is associated with overall mortality in cirrhotic patients following liver transplantation (LT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected and analyzed the data of 881 liver recipients who underwent LT surgery between October 2009 and September 2012...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578411/red-cell-distribution-width-as-a-significant-indicator-of-medication-and-prognosis-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#18
Xiao-Fen Xiong, Yuan Yang, Xianghui Chen, Xuejing Zhu, Chun Hu, Yachun Han, Li Zhao, Fuyou Liu, Lin Sun
Whether red cell distribution width (RDW) can be a potential indicator for diabetic nephropathy (DN) is unknown. A total of 809 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) patients were divided into 4 groups according to the quartiles (Q) of the RDW (%): Q1 ≤ 12.4 (n = 229), 12.4 < Q2 ≤ 12.9 (n = 202), 12.9 < Q3 < 13.5 (n = 168), Q4 ≥ 13.5 (n = 210). Results showed that the levels in Q4 group was higher in age, disease duration, systolic blood pressure, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, uric acid and proteinuria but lower in hemoglobin, serum albumin and glycosylated hemoglobin compared to Q1 group...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552652/blood-pressure-management-in-patients-with-diabetes-insights-from-the-diabetes-mellitus-status-in-canada-survey
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Jasmine Grenier, Shaun G Goodman, Lawrence A Leiter, Anatoly Langer, Hwee Teoh, Deepak L Bhatt, Alice Y Y Cheng, Mary K Tan, Thomas Ransom, Kim A Connelly, Andrew T Yan
OBJECTIVES: Optimal treatment of blood pressure (BP) and other cardiovascular risk factors, including hyperglycemia, is integral to diabetes management. There are limited data from the primary care setting concerning the contemporary and comprehensive management of type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in relation to guideline-recommended BP target achievement. METHODS: The Diabetes Mellitus Status in Canada (DM-SCAN) survey included 5172 ambulatory patients with type 2 diabetes...
May 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551166/24-2-visual-fields-miss-central-defects-shown-on-10-2-tests-in-glaucoma-suspects-ocular-hypertensives-and-early-glaucoma
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C Gustavo De Moraes, Donald C Hood, Abinaya Thenappan, Christopher A Girkin, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb, Linda M Zangwill, Jeffrey M Liebmann
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of visual field defects in glaucomatous eyes, glaucoma suspects, and ocular hypertensives with 24-2 and 10-2 visual fields. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with or suspected glaucoma tested with 24-2 and 10-2. Patients were classified into 3 groups on the basis of the presence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON) and 24-2 visual field abnormalities: early glaucoma (GON and abnormal visual field, mean deviation >-6 decibels [dB]), glaucoma suspects (GON and normal visual field), and ocular hypertensives (normal disc, normal visual field, and intraocular pressure >22 mmHg)...
May 24, 2017: Ophthalmology
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