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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914592/hyperuricemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-is-it-associated-with-the-neuropsychiatric-manifestations-of-the-disease
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Mahdi Sheikh, Shafieh Movassaghi, Mohammad Khaledi, Maryam Moghaddassi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between hyperuricemia and different neuropsychiatric manifestations and stroke risk factors in systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. METHODS: This study was conducted on 204 SLE patients who were admitted to a tertiary referral center. A standardized questionnaire was completed for all the participants and the medical records were reviewed regarding the occurrence of arterial or venous thrombotic events, stroke, seizure, depression, headache, psychosis, and peripheral neuropathy...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898216/characterization-of-prostacyclin-associated-leg-pain-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Gabriel L Pagani-Estévez, Keith M Swetz, Michael D McGoon, Robert P Frantz, Susan K Tointon, Ann M Karnyski, Louise A Durst, James C Watson
RATIONALE: Prostacyclin-associated leg pain is a potentially debilitating adverse effect of prostacyclin therapy for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, to our knowledge, this entity has not been systematically studied. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinical features and metabolic risk factors for prostacyclinassociated leg pain. METHODS: At one academic medical center we assembled and analyzed a case series of patients with PAH and prostacyclin-associated leg pain...
November 29, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891417/a-commonly-missed-well-known-entity-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
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Smilu Mohanlal, Radha Gulati Ghildiyal, Alpana Kondekar, Poonam Wade, Richa Sinha
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) usually presents with abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy and psychiatric manifestations. Incidence of AIP being 5 in 1,00,000. We present a case of an 11-year-old male child with multiple cranial nerve involvement, quadriparesis, focal convulsions, hypertension, hyponatremia with history of recurrent abdominal pain. His complete haemogram, ultrasonography (USG) abdomen, renal function tests were normal, he was also evaluated for tuberculosis which was negative. On further evaluation Electroencephalography (EEG) was suggestive of a generalised seizure disorder, MRI Brain suggestive of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES), Electromyography revealed a sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy and urine UV fluoresence test was positive for porphobilinogen which clinched the diagnosis of AIP...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890826/relevant-variations-and-neuroprotecive-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-a-rat-glaucoma-model
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Shouyue Huang, Ping Huang, Xiaohong Liu, Zhongjing Lin, Jing Wang, Shuo Xu, Lei Guo, Christopher Kai-Shun Leung, Yisheng Zhong
Glaucoma is an irreversible and blinding neurodegenerative disease of the eye, and is characterized by progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Since endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was reported to be involved in neurodegeneration in the central nervous system, the authors aimed to develop a chronic ocular hypertension (COH) rat model simulating glaucoma and therein test the H2S level together with the retinal protein expressions of related synthases, and further investigated the effect of exogenous H2S supplement on RGC survival...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886893/erectile-dysfunction-agents-and-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#5
REVIEW
Howard D Pomeranz
Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5I) are used for treatment of erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension and have been implicated as a causative factor for development of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Controversy remains regarding a cause and effect between PDE5I use and NAION because the mechanism by which NAION occurs is still not well understood. Because neuro-ophthalmologists have accepted that there is a potential relationship between ingestion of the PDE5I class of medications and NAION, the neuro-ophthalmologist should inquire about PDE5I use when evaluating a patient with a new diagnosis of NAION, and counsel patients regarding the implication of continued use of PDE5I...
February 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876022/foot-insensitivity-is-associated-with-renal-function-decline-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cohort-study
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Quratul A Altaf, Hamed Sadiqi, Milan K Piya, Abd A Tahrani
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with diabetes at increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent/slow the progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CKD and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) share common mechanisms. Hence, we aimed to examine the relationship between foot insensitivity and CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with ESRD were excluded...
November 22, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863489/the-effect-of-cumulative-glycemic-burden-on-the-incidence-of-diabetic-foot-disease
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Robert G Dekker, Charles Qin, Bryant S Ho, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: Glycemic control is a known modifiable risk factor for diabetic foot disease. Prior attempts to define its relationship with diabetic foot ulcer and Charcot arthropathy fail to account for variability in control and duration of diabetic disease. We developed a novel metric to reflect aggregate disease exposure in a diabetic, termed cumulative glycemic burden. We hypothesized that it would be positively associated with both diabetic foot ulcer and radiographically diagnosed Charcot arthropathy...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853168/depressive-symptoms-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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S Furukawa, T Sakai, T Niiya, H Miyaoka, T Miyake, S Yamamoto, K Maruyama, T Ueda, H Senba, M Torisu, H Minami, M Onji, T Tanigawa, B Matsuura, Y Hiasa, Y Miyake
In several studies of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a positive association between depressive symptoms and erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported. No evidence exists, however, regarding the association between depressive symptoms and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thus, we examined this issue among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 469 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19 years or over. ED, moderate to severe ED and severe ED were defined as present when a subject had a Sexual Health Inventory for Men score <22, <12 and <8, respectively...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844290/potentiation-of-paclitaxel-induced-pain-syndrome-in-mice-by-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibition-and-involvement-of-kinins
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Indiara Brusco, Cássia Regina Silva, Gabriela Trevisan, Camila de Campos Velho Gewehr, Flávia Karine Rigo, Lidia La Rocca Tamiozzo, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Raquel Tonello, Gerusa Duarte Dalmolin, Daniela de Almeida Cabrini, Marcus Vinícius Gomez, Juliano Ferreira, Sara Marchesan Oliveira
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat solid tumours. However, it causes an acute and neuropathic pain syndrome that limits its use. Among the mechanisms involved in neuropathic pain caused by paclitaxel is activation of kinin receptors. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors can enhance kinin receptor signalling. The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of kinins on paclitaxel-associated acute pain syndromes (P-APS) and the effect of ACE inhibition on P-APS and paclitaxel-associated chronic peripheral neuropathy (P-CPN) in mice...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843849/a-study-of-risk-factors-and-foot-care-behavior-among-diabetics
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Mackson Nongmaithem, Arjinder Pal Singh Bawa, Abhilash Kumar Pithwa, Simran Kaur Bhatia, Gurjit Singh, Somnath Gooptu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot results in considerable morbidity and mortality in developing countries and the prevalence of diabetes is expected to increase further in the next decades in these countries. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injuries leading to lower extremity amputation. Family physicians have a pivotal role in the prevention or early diagnosis of diabetic foot complications. Patient education regarding foot hygiene, nail care and proper footwear is crucial to reducing the risk of an injury that can lead to ulcer formation...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843562/risk-factors-of-diabetic-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis
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Mohamed D Dafaalla, Mohammed N Nimir, Mosab I Mohammed, Omer A Ali, Abbashar Hussein
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to stratify the possible risk factors for diabetic cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN). METHODS: We did a meta-analysis of risk factors of CAN. We did a web-based search for literature in MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus database and CENTRAL database up to August 2015. We included clinical trials or cohort studies that provide data about relationship between CAN and variables of interest. Our risk factors of interest were age, sex, duration of diabetes, body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure (sBP) and diastolic blood pressure (dBP), glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), triglycerides, retinopathy and nephropathy...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843288/leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-is-multiorgan-not-mono-organ
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a maternally inherited mitochondrial disorder with bilateral loss of central vision primarily due to mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations in subunits of complex I in the respiratory chain (primary LHON mutations), while other mtDNA mutations can also be causative. Since the first description, it is known that LHON is not restricted to the eyes but is a multisystem disorder additionally involving the central nervous system, ears, endocrinological organs, heart, bone marrow, arteries, kidneys, or the peripheral nervous system...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836682/self-reported-sitting-time-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIMS: No evidence exists regarding the association between sitting time and erectile dysfunction (ED) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between self-reported sitting time and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Study subjects were 430 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean age, 60.5years). A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on the variables under study...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814471/reference-data-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-eortc-qlq-cipn20-questionnaire-in-the-general-dutch-population
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Floortje Mols, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Gerard Vreugdenhil, Antoinetta J Beijers, Jacobien M Kieffer, Neil K Aaronson, Olga Husson
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a debilitating side-effect of chemotherapy. However, CIPN symptoms are also reported by patients not receiving chemotherapy. Normative data could help interpret CIPN among cancer patients. Our aim was to generate normative data for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-CIPN20 Questionnaire designed to assess CIPN from the patients' perspective. The normative CIPN data have also been generated for stratified subgroups formed on the basis of sex, age and comorbidity...
November 1, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803033/a-single-arm-study-evaluating-bevacizumab-cisplatin-and-paclitaxel-followed-by-single-agent-bevacizumab-in-japanese-patients-with-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Toru Sugiyama, Mika Mizuno, Yoichi Aoki, Manabu Sakurai, Tadaaki Nishikawa, Eisuke Ueda, Kosei Tajima, Nobuhiro Takeshima
BACKGROUND: Adding bevacizumab to chemotherapy for recurrent, persistent or metastatic cervical cancer significantly improved overall survival (primary endpoint), progression-free survival and overall response rate in the randomized Phase III GOG-0240 trial. However, data for bevacizumab-containing therapy are scarce in Japanese patients with advanced cervical cancer. METHODS: The primary objective of the single-arm multicenter Phase II JO29569 study was to evaluate the tolerability of paclitaxel (135 mg/m(2) over 24 h or 175 mg/m(2) over 3 h), cisplatin (50 mg/m(2)) and bevacizumab (15 mg/kg), administered every 3 weeks until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity in Japanese patients with stage IVB, persistent or recurrent cervical cancer...
October 7, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788774/alcohol-consumption-and-prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-baseline-data-from-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Koutatsu Maruyama, Teruhisa Ueda, Keiko Tanaka, Hidenori Senba, Yasuhiko Todo, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Morikazu Onji, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Diabetes mellitus and heavy alcohol consumption are both associated with vascular disease, a category that includes erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the association between alcohol consumption and ED among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus remains unclear. The aim of the present multicenter cross-sectional study was to investigate the relationship between drinking frequency, weekly alcohol consumption, daily alcohol consumption, and ED among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study subjects were 340 male Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, aged 19-70 years, who had undergone blood tests at our institutions...
September 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787712/optic-nerve
#17
Lynn K Gordon
Optic nerve diseases arise from many different etiologies including inflammatory, neoplastic, genetic, infectious, ischemic, and idiopathic. Understanding some of the characteristics of the most common optic neuropathies along with therapeutic approaches to these diseases is helpful in designing recommendations for individual patients. Although many optic neuropathies have no specific treatment, some do, and it is those potentially treatable or preventable conditions which need to be recognized in order to help patients regain their sight or develop a better understanding of their own prognosis...
October 28, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771434/therapeutic-applications-of-dichloroacetate-and-the-role-of-glutathione-transferase-zeta-1
#18
REVIEW
Margaret O James, Stephan C Jahn, Guo Zhong, Marci G Smeltz, Zhiwei Hu, Peter W Stacpoole
Dichloroacetate (DCA) has several therapeutic applications based on its pharmacological property of inhibiting pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase. DCA has been used to treat inherited mitochondrial disorders that result in lactic acidosis, as well as pulmonary hypertension and several different solid tumors, the latter through its ability to reverse the Warburg effect in cancer cells and restore aerobic glycolysis. The main clinically limiting toxicity is reversible peripheral neuropathy. Although administration of high doses to rodents can result in liver cancer, there is no evidence that DCA is a human carcinogen...
October 19, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769219/advanced-practice-pharmacists-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-cost-of-clinical-pharmacist-practitioners-managing-ambulatory-medicare-patients-in-north-carolina-apple-nc
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Michèle M Kislan, Adam T Bernstein, Loretta R Fearrington, Timothy J Ives
BACKGROUND: Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners are advanced practicing pharmacists in North Carolina that provide disease-specific management. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the efficacy and charges from referrals to a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner by the primary care provider, to those managed by a primary care provider alone. METHODS: Patients were separated into cohorts depending if they had at least two appointments with a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner from November 2008 to November 2011...
October 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764023/sustained-drug-delivery-for-glaucoma-current-data-and-future-trends
#20
Ahmad A Aref
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sustained drug delivery has been recognized as a need for patients with ocular hypertension or glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Several sustained drug delivery systems and devices are currently on the horizon. This review aims to summarize initial results with these platforms, as reported in the literature, and also provide insight into their possible role in the glaucoma treatment paradigm. RECENT FINDINGS: Sustained drug delivery systems currently on the horizon include the topical bimatoprost ocular insert, travoprost and latanoprost punctal plugs, latanoprost-eluting contact lenses, bimatoprost and travoprost intraocular implants, as well as several other therapies in earlier stages of development...
October 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
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