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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647454/elevated-serum-met-5-enkephalin-levels-correlate-with-improved-clinical-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#1
Michael D Ludwig, Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin
Methionine enkephalin ([Met(5)]-enkephalin, Opioid growth factor (OGF)) is a small neuropeptide with growth-related as well as immunomodulatory properties. OGF is distributed widely throughout the body, is both autocrine and paracrine produced, and has a very short half-life in serum. In addition to its neurotransmitter functions, OGF inhibits cell replication of a wide variety of cells involved in the autoimmune process. In this preclinical study, mice were immunized with myelin oligodendrocytic glycoprotein (MOG35-55) to establish a chronic progressive form of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), and serum enkephalin levels were assessed throughout the disease as well as in response to OGF therapy in order to determine whether OGF may be a biological marker for EAE and multiple sclerosis...
June 21, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647407/external-validation-of-the-simple-null-please-clinical-score-in-predicting-outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#2
Tatjana S Potpara, Miroslav Mihajlovic, Sanja Stankovic, Tanja Jozic, Irena Jozic, Milika R Asanin, Rajai Ahmad, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND: Rapid clinical decision-making on further management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest may be challenging. Recently, a 'futility' score (NULL-PLEASE) incorporating multiple adverse resuscitation features (Non-shockable rhythm, Unwitnessed arrest, Long no-flow or Long low-flow period, blood pH <7.2, Lactate >7.0 mmol/l, End-stage chronic kidney disease on dialysis, Age ≥85 years, Still resuscitation and Extra-cardiac cause) has been proposed to help identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients unlikely to survive; however, external independent score validation is lacking...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647217/recognition-and-management-of-hemostatic-disorders-in-critically-ill-patients-needing-to-undergo-an-invasive-procedure
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Marcella C A Müller, Simon J Stanworth, Michiel Coppens, Nicole P Juffermans
Abnormal laboratory coagulation test results are frequently documented in critically ill patients, and these patients often also need to undergo invasive procedures. Clinicians have an understandable desire to minimize any perceived heightened risk of bleeding complications in those patients who require invasive procedures. In this setting, prophylactic administration of platelets or plasma is commonplace. This review explores the nature of these sequential statements and the degree to which these statements are supported by evidence...
June 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646526/adamts13-test-and-or-plasmic-clinical-score-in-management-of-acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-cost-effective-analysis
#4
Chong H Kim, Sierra C Simmons, Lance A Williams Iii, Elizabeth M Staley, X Long Zheng, Huy P Pham
BACKGROUND: The ADAMTS13 test distinguishes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) from other thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs). The PLASMIC score helps determine the pretest probability of ADAMTS13 deficiency. Due to inherent limitations of both tests, and potential adverse effects and cost of unnecessary treatments, we performed a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) investigating the benefits of incorporating an in-hospital ADAMTS13 test and/or PLASMIC score into our clinical practice...
June 23, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645129/clinical-scoring-systems-in-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
#5
Adam Cuker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644932/comment-on-the-article-a-clinical-scoring-system-for-distinguishing-patients-with-coincident-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-among-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#6
Peter Hahn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642867/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-allogeneic-neonatal-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-compared-to-oral-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-treatment-on-the-postoperative-musculoskeletal-status-and-gait-of-dogs-over-a-6-month-period-after
#7
Mathieu Taroni, Quentin Cabon, Marine Fèbre, Thibaut Cachon, Nathalie Saulnier, Claude Carozzo, Stéphane Maddens, Fabrice Labadie, Clément Robert, Eric Viguier
OBJECTIVE: Compare the clinical and pressure walkway gait evolution of dogs after a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) for a cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CrCLR) and treatment with either a 1-month course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or a single postoperative intra-articular (IA) injection of allogeneic neonatal mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, double-blinded, randomized, controlled, monocentric clinical study...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642671/subchondral-raft-construction-with-locking-plates-for-the-treatment-of-schatzker-type-ii-fractures
#8
Cemil Kayali, Caner Citak, Taskin Altay, Zafer Kement
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the functional and radiological results of Schatzker type II fractures treated via subchondral raft screws combined with locking plates. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals were enrolled in this study between 2010 and 2014. The depressed joint line was elevated and the defect was filled with allograft. Next, two or three subchondral screws were placed in combination with a locking plate. At the last follow-up, clinical and radiological data were recorded...
May 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642663/weber-c-ankle-fractures-with-tibiofibular-diastasis-syndesmosis-only-fixation
#9
Serkan Sipahioglu, Sinan Zehir, Erdem Isikan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate syndesmosis-only fixation in Weber C ankle fractures with tibiofibular diastasis and to assess the need for additional fibular fixation. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with Weber C ankle fractures and tibiofibular diastasis were followed for at least 24 months after treatment. In treatment of the Weber C fractures, only a syndesmosis screw was used through a mini open lateral incision if the syndesmosis could be anatomically reduced and fibular length and rotation could be restored...
May 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639537/prehospital-identification-of-trauma-patients-requiring-transfusion-results-of-a-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-use-of-the-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-clinical-score-ticcs-in-33-385-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
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Martin Tonglet, Rolf Lefering, Jean Marc Minon, Alexandre Ghuysen, Vincenzo D'Orio, Frank Hildebrand, Hans-Christoph Pape, Klemens Horst
BACKGROUND: Identifying trauma patients that need emergent blood product transfusion is crucial. The Trauma Induced Coagulopathy Clinical Score (TICCS) is an easy-to-measure score developed to meet this medical need. We hypothesized that TICCS would assist in identifying patients that need a transfusion in a large cohort of severe trauma patients from the TraumaRegister DGU(®) (TR-DGU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 33,385 severe trauma patients were extracted from the TR-DGU for retrospective analysis...
June 22, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634006/testosterone-differentially-affects-t-cells-and-neurons-in-murine-and-human-models-of-neuroinflammation-and-neurodegeneration
#11
Megan G Massa, Christina David, Stefanie Jörg, Johannes Berg, Barbara Gisevius, Sarah Hirschberg, Ralf A Linker, Ralf Gold, Aiden Haghikia
The high female-to-male sex ratio of multiple sclerosis (MS) prevalence has continuously confounded researchers, especially in light of male patients' accelerated disease course at later stages of MS. Although multiple studies have concentrated on estrogenic mechanisms of disease modulation, fairly little attention has been paid to androgenic effects in a female system, and even fewer studies have attempted to dissociate hormonal effects on the neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory processes of MS. Herein, we demonstrate the differential effects of hormone treatment on the acute inflammatory and chronic neurodegenerative phases of murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...
July 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632554/the-correlation-between-cage-subsidence-bone-mineral-density-and-clinical-results-in-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Kyu Won Oh, Jae Hyup Lee, Ji-Ho Lee, Do-Yoon Lee, Hee Jong Shim
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected radiographic and clinical data. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the relationship between cage subsidence and bone mineral density (BMD), and to reveal the clinical implications of cage subsidence. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) has become one of the standard treatment modality for lumbar degenerative disease. However, cage subsidence might result in recurrent foraminal stenosis and deteriorate the clinical results...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629673/a-comparison-of-two-clinical-scores-for-bronchiolitis-a-multicentre-and-prospective-study-conducted-in-hospitalised-infants
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C Rivas-Juesas, J M Rius Peris, A L García, A A Madramany, M G Peris, L V Álvarez, J Primo
BACKGROUND: There are a number of clinical scores for bronchiolitis but none of them are firmly recommended in the guidelines. METHOD: We designed a study to compare two scales of bronchiolitis (ESBA and Wood Downes Ferres) and determine which of them better predicts the severity. A multicentre prospective study with patients <12 months with acute bronchiolitis was conducted. Each patient was assessed with the two scales when admission was decided. We created a new variable "severe condition" to determine whether one scale afforded better discrimination of severity...
June 16, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627841/clinical-decision-making-from-theory-to-practice%C3%A2-and-backward
#14
Lionel De Alencastro, Carole Clair, Isabella Locatelli, Mark H Ebell, Nicolas Senn
Being able to analyze all the successive steps of decision making from the first contact with the patient to the final diagnosis is complex because it refers sometimes to intuitive elements proper to each clinician. However, understanding how they integrate probabilities of diseases into their clinical practice and manage diagnostic uncertainties is crucial. This allows a more rational practice of medicine and identifying factors related to the patient, physician or context that may modify the clinical decision making...
May 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624752/skin-hydration-and-lifestyle-related-factors-in-community-dwelling-older-people
#15
Shinji Iizaka
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate skin hydration status of the lower legs by comparing several methods and examining lifestyle-related factors in community-dwelling older people. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in three community settings in Japan from autumn to winter. Participants were older people aged ≥65 years (n=118). Skin hydration status of the lower legs was evaluated by stratum corneum hydration using an electrical device, clinical symptoms by an expert's observation and the visual analogue scale...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623415/a-stand-alone-lateral-condyle-elevating-trochlear-osteotomy-leads-to-high-residual-instability-but-no-excessive-increase-in-patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-at-12-year-follow-up
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S Tigchelaar, J van Sambeeck, S Koeter, A van Kampen
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Trochlear osteotomy is a rarely performed procedure, only indicated in selected cases. Due to its nature, it can potentially lead to cartilage damage and subsequent early osteoarthritis. Satisfactory short-term results from lateral condyle-elevating osteotomy have previously been reported. The long-term effects of this procedure on clinical outcomes, patellar stability and radiological osteoarthritis are reported here. METHODS: Sixteen patients (19 knees) with patellar instability due to trochlear dysplasia were included...
June 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619958/monocytes-inhibit-nk-activity-via-tgf-%C3%AE-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Enrique Hernández-Jiménez, Carolina Cubillos-Zapata, Victor Toledano, Rebeca Pérez de Diego, Isabel Fernández-Navarro, Raquel Casitas, Carlos Carpio, Jose Casas-Martín, Jaime Valentín, Anibal Varela-Serrano, Jose Avendaño-Ortiz, Enrique Alvarez, Luis A Aguirre, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Maria P De Miguel, Cristobal Belda-Iniesta, Francisco García-Río, Eduardo López-Collazo
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with cancer incidence and mortality. The contribution of the immune system appears to be crucial; however, the potential role of monocytes and natural killer (NK) cells remains unclear.Quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR, flow cytometry and in vitro assays were used to analyse the phenotype and immune response activity in 92 patients with OSA (60 recently diagnosed untreated patients and 32 patients after 6 months of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)) and 29 healthy volunteers (HV)...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616235/exacerbation-of-alopecia-areata-a-possible-complication-of-sodium-tetradecyl-sulphate-foam-sclerotherapy-treatment-for-varicose-veins
#18
Mark S Whiteley, Victoria C Smith
A 40-year-old woman with a history of alopecia areata related to stress or hormonal changes was treated for bilateral primary symptomatic varicose veins (CEAP clinical score C2S) of pelvic origin, using a staged procedure. Her first procedure entailed pelvic vein embolisation of three pelvic veins using 14 coils and including foam sclerotherapy of the tributaries, using 3% sodium tetradecyl sulphate. Following this procedure, she had an exacerbation of alopecia areata with some moderate shedding of hair. Subsequently, she underwent endovenous laser ablation under local anaesthetic without incident...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615070/a-randomised-clinical-trial-of-a-metaphylactic-treatment-with-tildipirosin-for-bovine-respiratory-disease-in-veal-calves
#19
J Berman, D Francoz, J Dubuc, S Buczinski
BACKGROUND: Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a major problem in veal calf rearing units. The objective of this randomised clinical trial was to assess the effectiveness of tildipirosin as a metaphylactic treatment in veal calves on the number of BRD treatments, lung consolidation on thoracic ultrasonography (TUS) and average daily gain (ADG). A total of 209 veal calves from a pre-weaning fattening unit were randomly allocated to receive one of two treatments (tildipirosin 4 mg/kg, subcutaneously, n = 109; placebo 0...
June 14, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613022/parental-attitudes-towards-oral-health-and-caries-risk-in-their-children
#20
J H Vermaire, Nja van Exel
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether parents can be matched with attitudes towards oral health by means of a short vignette sheet, developed based on the results of an earlier Q-methodological study. Furthermore, this study aims to explore how the attitudes associate with diet and oral hygiene habits and with clinical outcomes in children. METHODS: A total of 170 parents of 6- to 9-year-old children completed a questionnaire including the vignette sheet and clinical scores (oral hygiene, caries) were retrieved from the follow-up measurement of a RCT on caries-preventive measures...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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