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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933285/developmental-profile-and-diagnoses-in-children-presenting-with-motor-stereotypies
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Francesco Cardona, Francesca Valente, Daniela Miraglia, Caterina D'Ardia, Valentina Baglioni, Flavia Chiarotti
INTRODUCTION: Motor stereotypies represent a typical example of the difficulty in distinguishing non-clinical behaviors (physiological and transient) from symptoms or among different disorders ["primary stereotypies," associated with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities, genetic syndromes, and sensory impairment]. The aim of this study was to obtain an accurate assessment on the relationship between stereotypies and neurodevelopmental disorders. METHODS: We studied 23 children (3 girls), aged 36-95 months, who requested a consultation due to the persistence or increased severity of motor stereotypies...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928880/a-novel-clinical-score-intertak-diagnostic-score-to-differentiate-takotsubo-syndrome-from-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-international-takotsubo-registry
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Jelena R Ghadri, Victoria L Cammann, Stjepan Jurisic, Burkhardt Seifert, L Christian Napp, Johanna Diekmann, Dana Roxana Bataiosu, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Katharina J Ding, Annahita Sarcon, Elycia Kazemian, Tanja Birri, Frank Ruschitzka, Thomas F Lüscher, Christian Templin
AIMS: Clinical presentation of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) mimics acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and does not allow differentiation. We aimed to develop a clinical score to estimate the probability of TTS and to distinguish TTS from ACS in the acute stage. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with TTS were recruited from the International Takotsubo Registry ( www.takotsubo-registry.com) and ACS patients from the leading hospital in Zurich. A multiple logistic regression for the presence of TTS was performed in a derivation cohort (TTS, n = 218; ACS, n = 436)...
December 7, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925452/usefulness-of-admission-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-as-a-predictor-of-severity-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Recep Akgedik, Harun Karamanli, Ali Bekir Kurt, Zeki Yüksel Günaydın
BACKGROUND: Previous researches have represented a considerable relation between acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW). To the authors' knowledge no research has been informed in subjects with PE severity. Pulmonary arterial obstruction index (PAOI) is associated with the severity of acute PE. OBJECTIVES: In our investigation, we purposed to assess the relation between PAOI and RDW and the benefit of these factors in the detection of PE severity...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919194/total-knee-arthroplasty-improves-both-knee-function-and-disease-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ken Kumagai, Kengo Harigane, Yoshihiro Kusayama, Taro Tezuka, Yutaka Inaba, Tomoyuki Saito
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of TKA with capsulosynovectomy on disease activity and knee function in patients with RA. METHODS: Seventy-six RA patients who underwent primary TKA with more than 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively reviewed to assess postoperative knee function and disease activity. RESULTS: Postoperative knee function was significantly improved in all clinical scores, and maintained up to 24 months after surgery...
December 6, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918746/use-of-the-universal-pain-assessment-tool-for-evaluating-pain-associated-with-tmd-in-youngsters-with-an-intellectual-disability
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G Dugashvili, L Van den Berghe, G Menabde, M Janelidze, L Marks
BACKGROUND: The Universal Pain Assessment Tool (UPAT) was used to assess the level of pain in people with limited communication skills. The UPAT enables clinicians to consult a specialized pain management team more often and lead to earlier interventions. The purpose of this study was to determine, whether the UPAT could be used as an extra tool to collect data on functional TMJ pain and to assess orofacial pain levels related to temporomandibular disorder(s) (TMD) in people with intellectual disabilities (ID)...
December 6, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917122/glucagon-like-peptide-1-analog-liraglutide-delays-onset-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalitis-in-lewis-rats
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Brian DellaValle, Gitte S Brix, Birgitte Brock, Michael Gejl, Anne M Landau, Arne Møller, Jørgen Rungby, Agnete Larsen
Introduction: Recent findings indicate that metabolic disturbances are involved in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology and influence the susceptibility to treatment, directing attention toward anti-diabetic drugs such as metformin and pioglitazone. Liraglutide, a drug of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) family, is also anti-diabetic and weight-reducing and is, moreover, directly neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory in a broad spectrum of experimental models of brain disease. In this study we investigate the potential for this FDA-approved drug, liraglutide, as a treatment for MS by utilizing the experimental model, experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916577/association-of-fibrosis-in-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-and-degenerative-cartilage-change-of-patellofemoral-joint-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Kyoung Ho Yoon, Dae Hyun Tak, Taeg Su Ko, Sang Eon Park, Juhyun Nam, Sang Hak Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factor of cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) that was diagnosed by second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: One-hundred and seven patients who underwent ACL reconstruction were evaluated by preoperative MRI, postoperative MRI and second-look arthroscopy. Severity of infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) fibrosis was evaluated by MRI at an average of 26months after ACL reconstruction...
December 1, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915458/acl-deficiency-and-varus-osteoarthritis-high-tibial-osteotomy-alone-or-combined-with-acl-reconstruction
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Julian Mehl, Jochen Paul, Matthias J Feucht, Gerrit Bode, Andreas B Imhoff, Norbert P Südkamp, Stefan Hinterwimmer
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the mid- to long-term clinical and radiological outcome in patients with symptomatic varus osteoarthritis (OA) and deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and analyzes whether there are differences between isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO) or combined single-stage HTO and ACL reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: 26 patients who underwent HTO alone (group 1) and 26 patients who underwent single-stage HTO and ACLR (group 2) because of varus OA and ACL deficiency were examined at a mean of 5...
December 3, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914696/additional-predictive-value-of-nutritional-status-in-the-prognostic-assessment-of-heart-failure-patients
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M T La Rovere, R Maestri, F Olmetti, V Paganini, G Riccardi, R Riccardi, G D Pinna, E Traversi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional status (NS) is not routinely assessed in HF. We sought to evaluate whether NS may be additive to a comprehensive pre-discharge evaluation based on a clinical score that includes BMI (MAGGIC) and on an index of functional capacity (six minute walking test, 6mWT) in HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CONUT (Controlling Nutritional Status) score (including serum albumin level, total cholesterol and lymphocyte count) was computed in 466 consecutive patients (mean age 61 ± 11 years, NYHA class 2...
September 23, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913066/prophylactic-treatment-with-a-potent-corticosteroid-cream-ameliorates-radiodermatitis-independent-of-radiation-schedule-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Eva Ulff, Marianne Maroti, Jörgen Serup, Mats Nilsson, Ursula Falkmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The study will test the hypothesis that preventive topical steroid treatment instituted from start of radiotherapy can ameliorate acute radiation dermatitis. Subgroups of increased risk of dermatitis are included. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A double blinded randomized trial in patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) after surgery. In total, 202 patients were randomized to betamethasone-17-valerate cream or Essex® cream, a moisturizer...
November 29, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912911/hesperidin-ameliorates-immunological-outcome-and-reduces-neuroinflammation-in-the-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Dariush Haghmorad, Mohammad Bagher Mahmoudi, Zohreh Salehipour, Zoleikha Jalayer, Amir Abbas Momtazi Brojeni, Maryam Rastin, Parviz Kokhaei, Mahmoud Mahmoudi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most abundant central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory disease, which is due to the reaction of auto reactive T cells with own myelin proteins, leading to physical disorder and paralysis among people suffering the disease. Hesperidin, a flavanone glycoside found abundantly in citrus fruits possesses a wide range of pharmacological properties including potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. This study was designed to reveal the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the effect of hesperidin on MS alleviation...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911143/factors-predicting-life-threatening-infections-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-adult-patients
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Se Yoon Park, Taeeun Kim, Young Rock Jang, Min-Chul Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung-Han Kim
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant cause of acute respiratory illness with a clinical spectrum ranging from self-limiting upper respiratory infection to severe lower respiratory infection in elderly persons as well as young children. However, there are limited data on risk factors for life-threatening infections that could guide the appropriate use of antiviral agents in adult patients with RSV. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from October 2013 to September 2015...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911103/tools-for-outcome-prediction-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Faheem Khan, Mark B Owens, Marcos Restrepo, Pedro Povoa, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most common causes of mortality world-wide. The mortality rate of patients with CAP is influenced by the severity of the disease, treatment failure and the requirement for hospitalization and/or intensive care unit (ICU) management, all of which may be predicted by biomarkers and clinical scoring systems. Areas Covered: We review the recent literature examining the efficacy of established and newly-developed clinical scores, biological and inflammatory markers such as C-Reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6), whether used alone or in conjunction with clinical severity scores to assess the severity of CAP, predict treatment failure, guide acute in-hospital or ICU admission and predict mortality...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909192/the-more-the-merrier-scoring-statistics-and-animal-welfare-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Pushpalatha Palle, Filipa M Ferreira, Axel Methner, Thorsten Buch
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a frequently used animal model for the investigation of autoimmune processes in the central nervous system. As such, EAE is useful for modelling certain aspects of multiple sclerosis, a human autoimmune disease that leads to demyelination and axonal destruction. It is an important tool for investigating pathobiology, identifying drug targets and testing drug candidates. Even though EAE is routinely used in many laboratories and is often part of the routine assessment of knockouts and transgenes, scoring of the disease course has not become standardized in the community, with at least 83 published scoring variants...
December 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909128/the-development-of-a-quantitative-scoring-system-to-predict-whether-a-large-to-massive-rotator-cuff-tear-can-be-arthroscopically-repaired
#16
S-J Kim, J-S Park, K-H Lee, B-G Lee
AIMS: The aim of the study was to develop a quantitative scoring system to predict whether a large-to-massive rotator cuff tear was arthroscopically reparable prior to surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the pre-operative MR imaging and surgical records of 87 patients (87 shoulders) who underwent arthroscopic repair of a large-to-massive rotator cuff tear. Patients were divided into two groups, based on the surgical outcome of the repair...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904221/what-have-we-learned-from-100-success-of-press-fit-condylar-rotating-platform-posterior-stabilized-knees-a-5-10-years-followup-by-a-nondesigner
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Shrinand V Vaidya, Siddharth Virani, Rajendra Phunde, Abhishek Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasties of the hip and knee represent a remarkable feat of modern medicine in terms of reducing pain and restoring function to millions of patients afflicted with severe arthritis. Oftentimes, the performance and longevity of new implants and devices are based on limited data. This is the first study by a non-designer on the press fit condylar rotating platform posterior stabilized (PFC-RP-PS) design with 100' success. This has a relevance, vis-á -vis bias that one may have in terms of reproducibility of technique and funding from the manufacturer...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903483/therapeutic-benefits-and-adverse-effects-of-combined-pro-angiogenic-gene-therapy-in-mouse-critical-leg-ischemia
#18
Benoît Lebas, Julien Galley, Edith Renaud-Gabardos, Françoise Pujol, Françoise Lenfant, Barbara Garmy-Susini, Xavier Chaufour, Anne-Catherine Prats
OBJECTIVE: Critical leg ischemia (CLI) represents the ultimate stage of peripheral arterial disease. Despite current surgery advances, patients with CLI have limited therapeutic options. Therapeutic angiogenesis thus appears as a powerful approach, aiming to stimulate vessel formation by angiogenic molecules administration. In this context, combined gene therapy has proved the most efficient. The present study aims to compare, in a preclinical mouse model, the therapeutic benefit of a combination of two angiogenic factors FGF2 (fibroblast growth factor 2) and Cyr61 using plasmid and viral vectors, able to generate short or long-term transgene expression in the leg, respectively...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902601/time-course-of-graves-orbitopathy-after-total-thyroidectomy-and-radioiodine-therapy-for-thyroid-cancer
#19
Camille Louvet, Annamaria De Bellis, Bruno Pereira, Claire Bournaud, Antony Kelly, Salwan Maqdasy, Beatrice Roche, Francoise Desbiez, Francoise Borson-Chazot, Igor Tauveron, Marie Batisse-Lignier
The risk of cancer is relatively higher in Graves' patients presenting simultaneously with thyroid nodules. Radioiodine (RAI) therapy recommended in high-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma may be associated with worsening of a pre-existing Graves' orbitopathy (GO) or developing a new onset. The impact of RAI therapy in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer on the course of a pre-exisiting GO has not been specifically investigated.The aim of this study is to assess the influence of RAI treatment administered for differentiated thyroid cancer on the course of a pre-existing GO...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901100/imaging-analysis-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients-using-spect-and-tractography
#20
Seong-Jin Son, Mansu Kim, Hyunjin Park
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. PD-related alterations in structural and functional neuroimaging have not been fully explored. This study explored multi-modal PD neuroimaging and its application for predicting clinical scores on the Movement Disorder Society-sponsored Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS). Multi-modal imaging that combined (123)I-Ioflupane single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) were adopted to incorporate complementary brain imaging information...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
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