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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145714/clinical-and-biochemical-correlates-of-male-hypogonadism-in-type-2-diabetes
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A Herrero, M Marcos, P Galindo, J M Miralles, J J Corrales
The origin of hypogonadism, a condition including both symptoms and biochemical criteria of androgen deficiency, in type 2 diabetes is poorly known. In a cross-sectional study of 267 unselected patients, we analyzed the potential correlation of several clinical and biochemical variables as well as chronic micro- and macrovascular diabetic complications with hypogonadism. Hypogonadism was present in 46 patients (17.2%) using a cutoff of total testosterone 10.4 nmol/L and in 31 (11.6%) with a cutoff of 8 nmol/L...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145212/does-anaemia-have-major-public-health-importance-in-children-aged-6-59-months-in-the-duggina-fanigo-district-of-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia
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Yohannes Samuel Tiku, Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Shimelash Bitew Workie, Endale Amare
BACKGROUND: Globally, a large number of children aged 6-59 months are affected by anaemia. In Ethiopia, like other developing countries, more than 40% of children under 5 years are affected by anaemia. Anaemia during infancy and childhood period is associated with poor health and impaired cognitive development, leading to reduced academic achievement and earning potential in their adult life. The aim of this research was to assess whether anaemia remained a major public health problem among children aged 6-59 months or not in Duggina Fanigo District of Wolaita Zone, South Ethiopia in 2016...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144963/translation-and-validation-of-pediatric-quality-of-life-inventory%C3%A2-3-0-diabetes-module-pedsql%C3%A2-3-0-diabetes-module-in-brazil-portuguese-language
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Leila F Dos S Garcia, Thais Della Manna, Caroline de Gouveia Buff Passone, Lygia Spassapan de Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to create a translated version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ 3.0 Diabetes Module (PedsQL™ 3.0 Diabetes Module) in Brazilian Portuguese that was conceptually equivalent to the original American English version and to linguistically validate it in a Brazilian pediatric population with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their parents or caregivers. METHODS: The instrument was translated, back-translated, and then administered to 83 children/adolescents (5-18 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their family members and to 25 parents/caregivers of patients aged between 2 and 4 years...
November 13, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144813/diagnosing-and-monitoring-endocrine-dysfunction-diabetes-and-obesity-in-a-cohort-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Victoria Rollins Hudspeth, Stuart Harrison Gold, David Robert Clemmons
OBJECTIVE: 5-year survival for childhood cancer has increased to 80%, resulting in a growing population of adult survivors of childhood cancer (ASOCC). Long-term endocrine dysfunction is as high as 63% when screened in research protocols. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of endocrine testing, endocrine dysfunction, diabetes, obesity, and endocrinologist visits outside of a research screening protocol. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for 176 ASOCC who were diagnosed with cancer before age 18, followed at least 10 years, were now at least 18, and had survived to the time of chart review...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142506/detection-of-circulating-natural-antibodies-to-inflammatory-cytokines-in-type-2-diabetes-and-clinical-significance
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Weiyi Cai, Cailing Qiu, Hongyu Zhang, Xiangyun Chen, Xuan Zhang, Qingyong Meng, Jun Wei
Background: Inflammatory cytokines have been demonstrated to be involved in developing insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes (T2D). Natural antibodies in the circulation have protective effects on common diseases in humans. The present study was thus designed to test the hypothesis that natural antibodies against inflammatory cytokines could be associated with T2D. Methods: An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed in-house to detect plasma IgG against peptide antigens derived from interleukin 1α (IL1α), IL1β, IL6, IL8 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in 200 patients with T2D and 220 control subjects...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141915/laboratory-screening-for-children-entering-foster-care
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Mary V Greiner, Sarah J Beal, Katie Nause, Mary Allen Staat, Judith W Dexheimer, Philip V Scribano
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of medical illness detected by laboratory screening in children entering foster care in a single, urban county. METHODS: All children entering foster care in a single county in Ohio were seen at a consultation foster care clinic and had laboratory screening, including testing for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, and tuberculosis as well as for hemoglobin and lead levels. RESULTS: Over a 3-year period (2012-2015), laboratory screening was performed on 1977 subjects entering foster care in a consultative foster care clinic...
November 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141719/chloroquine-primaquine-versus-chloroquine-alone-to-treat-vivax-malaria-in-afghanistan-an-open-randomized-superiority-trial
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Ghulam Rahim Awab, Mallika Imwong, Germana Bancone, Atthanee Jeeyapant, Nicholas P J Day, Nicholas J White, Charles J Woodrow
Afghanistan's national guidelines recommend primaquine (PQ) for radical treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria, but this is rarely implemented because of concerns over potential hemolysis in patients who have G6PD deficiency. Between August 2009 and February 2014, we conducted an open-label, randomized controlled trial of chloroquine (CQ) alone versus chloroquine plus primaquine (0.25 mg base/kg/day for 14 days) (CQ+PQ) in patients aged 6 months and older with microscopy confirmed P. vivax infection. In the CQ+PQ group, G6PD deficiency was excluded by fluorescent spot testing...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141318/-ras-associated-autoimmune-leukoproliferative-disorder-a-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
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T Y He, C R Li, Y Xia, F F Liang, Y Luo, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with Ras-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disorder(RALD). Method: Characteristics of clinical data and gene mutation of the first two cases in China with RALD were retrospectively analyzed. The related literature was searched by using search terms "NRAS" , "KRAS" or "RALD" . Result: Case1, a seven-year-seven-month old girl, was admitted due to "thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly for three years" . Palpation showed enlargement of submandibular lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140967/near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-vascular-occlusion-test-for-predicting-clinical-outcome-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Young-Eun Jang, In-Kyung Song, Eun-Hee Kim, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study is designed to determine the feasibility and utility of vascular occlusion test variables as measured by INVOS Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) in pediatric cardiac patients. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary children's hospital. PATIENTS: Children less than or equal to 8 years old who were scheduled for elective cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. INTERVENTIONS: A vascular occlusion test (3 min of ischemia and reperfusion) was performed on the calf at three time points: after induction of anesthesia (T0), during cardiopulmonary bypass (T1), and after sternal closure (T2)...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138535/comparable-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-two-epoetin-alfa-formulations-eporon-%C3%A2-and-eprex-%C3%A2-following-a-single-subcutaneous-administration-in-healthy-male-volunteers
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Sumin Yoon, Su-Jin Rhee, Sun Ju Heo, Tae Young Oh, Seo Hyun Yoon, Joo-Youn Cho, SeungHwan Lee, Kyung-Sang Yu
Purpose: This study aimed to assess and compare the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) properties following a single subcutaneous injection of epoetin alfa (Eporon(®)) with those of the comparator (Eprex(®)) in healthy male subjects. Subjects and methods: A randomized, double-blind, two-sequence, crossover study was conducted. Subjects were randomly assigned to receive a single dose, that is, 4,000 IU, of the test or comparator epoetin alfa. After 4 weeks, all subjects received the alternative formulation...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137610/hemoglobin-stimulates-the-expression-of-adamts-5-and-adamts-9-by-synovial-cells-a-possible-cause-of-articular-cartilage-damage-after-intra-articular-hemorrhage
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Takuya Tajima, Tomohisa Sekimoto, Nami Yamaguchi, Noboru Taniguchi, Syuji Kurogi, Masugi Maruyama, Etsuo Chosa
BACKGROUND: ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs) proteins play an important pathological role in matrix degeneration. Aggrecan degradation is a significant and critical event in early-stage osteoarthritis. To determine the effect of hemoglobin (Hb) on the ability of synovial tissues to produce ADAMTS family members, we examined the influence of Hb by synovial cells in an in vitro experimental system. METHODS: Synovial tissues were obtained from five young patients with meniscal injury under arthroscopic surgery...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137512/microfinance-institutions-successful-delivery-of-micronutrient-powders-a-randomized-trial-in-rural-haiti
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Aaron Baum, Wesly Elize, Florence Jean-Louis
Globally, two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented by increased provision of health interventions such as vaccines, micronutrient supplements, and water purification tablets. We report the results from a randomized controlled trial in Haiti during 2012 that tested whether microfinance institutions-which reach 200 million households worldwide-can effectively deliver health products. These institutions provide loans to underserved entrepreneurs, primarily poor women in rural areas. In the intervention group, micronutrient powders to improve the nutrition of young children were distributed at regularly occurring microfinance meetings by a trained borrower...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137197/effect-of-age-on-glasgow-coma-scale-in-patients-with-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-an-approach-with-propensity-score-matched-population
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Pao-Jen Kuo, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: The most widely used methods of describing traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS). Recent evidence suggests that presenting GCS in older patients may be higher than that in younger patients for an equivalent anatomical severity of TBI. This study aimed to assess these observations with a propensity-score matching approach using the data from Trauma Registry System in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We included all adult patients (aged ≥20 years old) with moderate to severe TBI from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2016...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137086/chorea-associated-with-nonketotic-hyperglycemia-a-case-report-with-atypical-imaging-changes
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Xianchao Chang, Wenke Hong, Hu Yu, Yindan Yao
INTRODUCTION: This is a unique case of nonketotic hyperglycemic (NKH) chorea in 84-year-old Asian woman. The patient had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus more than 30 years, but had a poor control of blood sugar. She complained of acute onset of bilateral limb involuntary activities, and being easy to fall within a week. Laboratory testing disclosed hyperglycemia (669 mg/dL), glycated hemoglobin (14%), and normal ketones. The brain computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging did not disclose any abnormality in the basal ganglion unlike most cases...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136732/-prognosis-factors-for-the-perineal-incision-complications-after-abdominoperineal-resection-for-low-rectal-cancer
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S Luo, J W Liang, H T Zhou, W Pei, Z X Zhou, Q Liu, X S Wang
Objective: To evaluate the prognosis factors affecting perineal incision complications after abdominoperineal resection (APR) for the low rectal cancer. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 151 consecutive patients with low rectal cancer undergoing APR between January and December 2013 at Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College. The patients were comprised of 95 males and 56 females. The mean age of the patients was (57...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136434/change-in-testing-awareness-of-hemoglobin-a1c-result-and-glycemic-control-in-us-adults-2007-2014
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Saeid Shahraz, Anastassios G Pittas, Mojdeh Saadati, Cindy P Thomas, Christine M Lundquist, David M Kent
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November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135663/serum-fructosamine-a-simple-and-inexpensive-test-for-assessing-preoperative-glycemic-control
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Noam Shohat, Majd Tarabichi, Eric H Tischler, Serge Jabbour, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Although the medical community acknowledges the importance of preoperative glycemic control, the literature is inconclusive and the proper metric for assessment of glycemic control remains unclear. Serum fructosamine reflects the mean glycemic control in a shorter time period compared with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Our aim was to examine its role in predicting adverse outcomes following total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2013, we screened all patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty preoperatively using serum HbA1c, fructosamine, and blood glucose levels...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133343/clinical-and-histologic-characterization-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-african-american-patients
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Fernando Bril, Paola Portillo-Sanchez, I-Chia Liu, Srilaxmi Kalavalapalli, Kristin Dayton, Kenneth Cusi
OBJECTIVE: There has been a widespread misconception among physicians that African Americans are protected from developing nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, a formal histologic and metabolic comparison against well-matched Caucasians has never been performed. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixty-seven African American patients were matched 2:1 to Caucasians (n = 134) for age, sex, BMI, hemoglobin A1c, and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Screening for NASH included measurement of intrahepatic triglyceride content by proton MRS ((1)H-MRS), followed by a liver biopsy if patients had hepatic steatosis...
November 13, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130390/investigation-of-the-differences-between-the-tibetan-and-han-populations-in-the-hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity-of-red-blood-cells-and-in-the-adaptation-to-high-altitude-environments
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Cuiying Li, Xiaowei Li, Juan Liu, Xiu Fan, Guoxing You, Lian Zhao, Hong Zhou, Jingqi Li, Huifen Lei
OBJECTIVE: High altitude is characterized by low oxygen pressure, resulting in multiple adaptive responses. Tibetans who have lived in the plateau for thousands of years have developed unique phenotypes, such as downregulation of the HIF pathway through EPAS1 and EGLN1 gene mutation. However, the changes of hemoglobin-oxygen affinity under hypoxia environment remain elusive. METHODS: A blood cell analyzer and a blood oxygen analyzer were used to conduct routine blood tests and measure the oxygen affinity P50 in in the Han population that rapidly entered the plateau (for 3-7 days), the plateau-acclimatized Han population (residing for 30 days on the plateau), the plateau Han population (more than 10 years on the plateau), and the Tibetan population...
November 12, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130008/a-rare-association-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kavita Agrawal, Flores Alfonso
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea on exertion for at least two months. He also complained of progressive dysphagia and weight loss of 35 pounds over the last eight months. Initial blood tests showed hemoglobin of 6.1 g/dl, reticulocytes count of 19.7%, total bilirubin of 3.2 mg/dl, lactate dehydrogenase of 600 U/L, and haptoglobin of less than 8 mg/dl, and direct Coombs test was positive for warm immunoglobulin G. The impression was autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The evaluation of dysphagia with esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a single irregular 4 cm malignant appearing ulcerated mass at the incisura angularis of the stomach...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
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