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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334851/what-are-the-psychosocial-factors-associated-with-migraine-in-the-child-comorbid-psychiatric-disorders-family-functioning-parenting-style-or-mom-s-psychiatric-symptoms
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Gozde Kandemir, Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Aysegül N Citak Kurt
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric diagnoses, parenting style, family functioning among children and adolescents with migraine, and psychiatric symptoms of their mothers were examined. METHODS: The K-SADS and other measurements were used to assess psychiatric disorders in 50 children with migraine (aged 8-18) and matched 50 controls. RESULTS: At least one psychiatric disorder was diagnosed in 56% of the migraine group. The presence of any psychiatric disorder in children (odds ratio [OR] = 2...
February 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334431/activation-state-of-circulating-eosinophils-in-nasal-polyposis
#2
Vincent Dupuch, Arlette Tridon, Sylvie Ughetto, Stéphane Walrand, Benjamin Bonnet, Claude Dubray, Aude Virlogeux, Marie-Paule Vasson, Nicolas Saroul, Thierry Mom, Laurent Gilain, Bertrand Evrard
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common disease with an uncertain pathophysiology. It is characterized by polyps rich in eosinophils, with an activation status already investigated at the tissue level. In a group of CRSwNP patients, we assessed the activation status of circulating eosinophils in the blood before migration into tissues. METHODS: Thirteen patients with CRSwNP and 16 healthy volunteers were enrolled. Several biologic parameters were studied: blood count of eosinophils; plasma eosinophil cationic protein; oxidative metabolism by chemiluminescence at baseline or when activated by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate or platelet-activating factor, with or without interleukin-5 (IL-5); percent of granulosar cells; and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) by flow cytometry...
January 15, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305448/is-the-rate-of-revision-of-36-mm-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasties-with-pinnacle-acetabular-components-related-to-the-year-of-the-initial-operation-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis-using-data-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
#3
G S Matharu, L P Hunt, D W Murray, P Howard, H G Pandit, A W Blom, B Bolland, A Judge
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine whether the rates of revision for metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties (THAs) with Pinnacle components varied according to the year of the initial operation, and compare these with the rates of revision for other designs of MoM THA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales included 36 mm MoM THAs with Pinnacle acetabular components which were undertaken between 2003 and 2012 with follow-up for at least five years (n = 10 776) and a control group of other MoM THAs (n = 13 817)...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305447/metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-is-not-associated-with-cardiac-disease
#4
L H Goodnough, A Bala, J I Huddleston Iii, S B Goodman, W J Maloney, D F Amanatullah
AIMS: Many case reports and small studies have suggested that cobalt ions are a potential cause of cardiac complications, specifically cardiomyopathy, after metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA). The impact of metal ions on the incidence of cardiac disease after MoM THA has not been evaluated in large studies. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of onset of new cardiac symptoms in patients who have undergone MoM THA with those who have undergone metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) THA...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305446/the-risk-of-cardiac-failure-following-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty
#5
S A Sabah, J C Moon, S Jenkins-Jones, C Ll Morgan, C J Currie, J M Wilkinson, M Porter, G Captur, J Henckel, N Chaturvedi, P Kay, J A Skinner, A H Hart, C Manisty
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine whether patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) arthroplasties of the hip have an increased risk of cardiac failure compared with those with alternative types of arthroplasties (non-MoM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A linkage study between the National Joint Registry, Hospital Episodes Statistics and records of the Office for National Statistics on deaths was undertaken. Patients who underwent elective total hip arthroplasty between January 2003 and December 2014 with no past history of cardiac failure were included and stratified as having either a MoM (n = 53 529) or a non-MoM (n = 482 247) arthroplasty...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303467/prospective-randomized-multicenter-study-of-cervical-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-5-year-results-with-a-metal-on-metal-artificial-disc
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Domagoj Coric, Richard D Guyer, Pierce D Nunley, David Musante, Cameron Carmody, Charles Gordon, Carl Lauryssen, Margaret O Boltes, Donna D Ohnmeiss
OBJECTIVE Seven cervical total disc replacement (TDR) devices have received FDA approval since 2006. These devices represent a heterogeneous assortment of implants made from various biomaterials with different biomechanical properties. The majority of these devices are composed of metallic endplates with a polymer core. In this prospective, randomized multicenter study, the authors evaluate the safety and efficacy of a metal-on-metal (MoM) TDR (Kineflex|C) versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the treatment of single-level spondylosis with radiculopathy through a long-term (5-year) follow-up...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298520/moms-supporting-moms-digital-storytelling-with-peer-mentors-in-recovery-from-substance-use
#7
Mary T Paterno, Alice Fiddian-Green, Aline Gubrium
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a growing issue nationally, and SUD in pregnancy has significant consequences for mothers and their children. This article describes findings from a pilot project that used digital storytelling as a mechanism for understanding substance use and recovery from the perspective of women in recovery from SUD in pregnancy who worked as peer mentors with pregnant women currently experiencing SUD. Research on peer mentorship has primarily focused on outcomes for mentees but not the experience of the peer mentors themselves...
January 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288571/early-second-trimester-maternal-serum-markers-in-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#8
Baihui Zhao, Xiujun Han, Qing Meng, Qiong Luo
AIMS: To determine whether maternal serum markers in the early-second trimester are useful for prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 876 singleton pregnancies were recruited in the present study. Blood samples were collected during 16-20 gestational weeks. GDM women were diagnosed by OGTT during 24-28 gestational weeks. Fifty-six cases of GDM and 73 healthy cases were selected. Maternal serum concentrations of placental protein 13 (PP13), pentraxin 3 (PTX3), soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), myostatin and follistatin (FST) were detected at 16-20 weeks' gestation...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280283/pet-ct-to-detect-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-in-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-an-exploratory-prospective-study
#9
Erik Aro, Marko Seppänen, Keijo T Mäkelä, Pauliina Luoto, Anne Roivainen, Hannu T Aro
Metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings in total hip arthroplasties and hip resurfacing arthroplasties have recently shown a new type of complication: adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). ARMD is characterized by local severe inflammation and tissue necrosis leading to implant failures. The gluteal muscle region is important for the patient outcome after revision surgery. This prospective positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) study was undertaken to evaluate the characteristics of 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-d-glucose ([18 F]FDG) and [68 Ga]Gallium citrate ([68 Ga]Citrate) PET/CT in ARMD patients...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278499/bim-binding-remotely-regulates-bax-activation-insights-from-the-free-energy-landscapes
#10
Souvik Sinha, Atanu Maity, Shubhra Ghosh Dastidar
Activation of the pro-apoptotic BAX protein, a BCl-2 family member, is known to trigger the apoptosis by forming pores in the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM). While in the cytosol, release of its transmembrane C-terminal helix (called α9 helix) from a well-characterized binding pocket (BC groove) and subsequent permeabilization of MOM is understood to be the initiating events of the activation. In concern of what initiates the BAX activation, so far one plausible suggestion has been that the transient attachment of BH3-only peptide on a distal site from BC groove triggers the activation process...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278375/tribochemical-characterization-and-tribocorrosive-behavior-of-cocrmo-alloys-a-review
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REVIEW
Wei Quan Toh, Xipeng Tan, Ayan Bhowmik, Erjia Liu, Shu Beng Tor
Orthopedic implants first started out as an all-metal hip joint replacement. However, poor design and machinability as well as unsatisfactory surface finish subjected the all-metal joint replacement to being superseded by a polyethylene bearing. Continued improvement in manufacturing techniques together with the reality that polyethylene wear debris can cause hazardous reactions in the human body has brought about the revival of metal-on-metal (MOM) hip joints in recent years. This has also led to a relatively new research area that links tribology and corrosion together...
December 26, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274935/does-low-papp-a-predict-adverse-placenta-mediated-outcomes-in-a-low-risk-nulliparous-population-the-great-obstetrical-syndromes-gos-study
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Amélie Boutin, Cédric Gasse, Suzanne Demers, Geneviève Blanchet, Yves Giguère, Emmanuel Bujold
OBJECTIVE: First-trimester low concentration of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in high-risk populations. This study aimed to estimate the ability of PAPP-A to identify adverse outcomes in a low-risk population. METHODS: The study investigators recruited nulliparous women with singleton pregnancy at their 11-13-week ultrasound scan. Serum samples were collected, and maternal PAPP-A concentration was measured using the B ⋅ R ⋅ A ⋅ H ⋅ M ⋅ S PAPP-A KRYPTOR (ThermoFisher Scientific, Hennigsdorf, Germany) automated assay...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260384/predictive-factors-for-metal-ion-levels-in-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty
#13
Maximilian F Kasparek, Lisa Renner, Martin Faschingbauer, Wenzel Waldstein, Michael Weber, Friedrich Boettner
INTRODUCTION: Although metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hip resurfacings (HR) have similar bearing surfaces and comparable wear rates, metal ion levels and risk of failure are higher for MoM-THA. The mechanism behind the increased metal ion levels in large head MoM-THA is not completely understood. The current study aims to identify predictive factors for increased metal ion levels in unilateral and bilateral large head MoM-THA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 99 Birmingham modular MoM-THA in 87 patients with metal ion levels at least 36 months after index procedure were analyzed...
December 19, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249939/co-expression-patterns-between-atn1-and-atxn2-coincide-with-brain-regions-affected-in-huntington-s-disease
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Arlin Keo, N Ahmad Aziz, Oleh Dzyubachyk, Jeroen van der Grond, Willeke M C van Roon-Mom, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Marcel J T Reinders, Ahmed Mahfouz
Cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) repeat expansions in the coding regions of nine polyglutamine (polyQ) genes (HTT, ATXN1, ATXN2, ATXN3, CACNA1A, ATXN7, ATN1, AR, and TBP) are the cause of several neurodegenerative diseases including Huntington's disease (HD), six different spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy, and spinobulbar muscular atrophy. The expanded CAG repeat length in the causative gene is negatively related to the age-at-onset (AAO) of clinical symptoms. In addition to the expanded CAG repeat length in the causative gene, the normal CAG repeats in the other polyQ genes can affect the AAO, suggesting functional interactions between the polyQ genes...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246577/the-management-of-myelomeningocele-study-full-cohort-30-month-pediatric-outcomes
#15
Diana L Farmer, Elizabeth A Thom, John W Brock, Pamela K Burrows, Mark P Johnson, Lori J Howell, Jody A Farrell, Nalin Gupta, N Scott Adzick
BACKGROUND: Previous reports from the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) demonstrated that prenatal repair of myelomeningocele reduces hindbrain herniation, the need for cerebrospinal fluid shunting, and improves motor function in children with myelomeningocele. The trial was stopped for efficacy after 183 patients had been randomized, but 30-month outcomes were only available at the time of initial publication in 134 mother-child dyads. Data from the complete cohort for the 30-month outcomes are presented here...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244690/aseptic-lymphocyte-dominated-vasculitis-associated-lesion-as-early-as-six-weeks-after-total-hip-replacement-a-case-report
#16
Sajid Khawaja, Graeme Holt, Aman Khan
CASE: A 40-year-old man who underwent total hip replacement on the left side with a metal-on-metal (MOM) implant reported swelling at the operative site within 6 weeks of the arthroplasty. Tissue sampled during the revision arthroplasty showed an aseptic lymphocyte-dominated vasculitis-associated lesion (ALVAL). CONCLUSION: ALVAL is a widely recognized complication of MOM hip implants and needs to be considered early, even in completely asymptomatic patients with normal metal ion levels and normal radiographs...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241923/maternal-serum-placental-growth-factor-combined-with-second-trimester-aneuploidy-screening-to-predict-small-for-gestation-neonates-without-preeclampsia
#17
Su Mi Kim, Hang Goo Yun, Ra Yon Kim, Yoo Hyun Chung, Ju Young Cheon, Jeong Ha Wie, Ji Young Kwon, Hyun Sun Ko, Yeon Hee Kim, Eun Hee Han, Joon Hong Park, Hyun Jung Kim, Myung Shin Kim, Jong Chul Shin, In Yang Park
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of maternal serum placenta growth factor (PlGF) and quadruple test parameters in predicting the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) infants of mothers without preeclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 300 pregnant patients who underwent blood sampling at 15-18 weeks gestation and followed them until delivery. Cases with SGA neonate delivery (n = 100) were compared with matched AGA neonate controls (n = 200)...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228956/analysis-of-bearing-wear-whole-blood-and-synovial-fluid-metal-ion-concentrations-and-histopathological-findings-in-patients-with-failed-asr-hip-resurfacings
#18
Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart, Antti Eskelinen
BACKGROUND: Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tissues, most important of which are metallosis, inflammation, pseudotumors and necrosis. Studies investigating histopathological findings and their association to implant wear or indirect measures of wear have yielded inconsistent results. Therefore, we aimed to investigate bearing surface wear volume, whole blood and synovial fluid metal ion concentrations, histopathological findings in periprosthetic tissues and their associations...
December 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226487/prenatal-diagnostic-testing-and-atypical-chromosome-abnormalities-following-combined-first-trimester-screening-implications-for-contingent-models-of-non-invasive-prenatal-testing
#19
Anthea Lindquist, Alice Poulton, Jane Halliday, Lisa Hui
OBJECTIVES: To perform a population-based analysis of a combined first trimester screening (CFTS) cohort for (i) changes in uptake of invasive prenatal diagnosis by CFTS risk, and (ii) prevalence and methods of ascertainment of atypical chromosome abnormalities. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of state-wide prenatal datasets from Victoria, Australia. A three-step approach was undertaken: i) record-linkage between serum screening and diagnostic results; ii) comparison of rates of diagnostic testing by CFTS risk categories in a 2014-15 CFTS cohort with a historical cohort from 2002-04; (iii) detailed analysis of atypical abnormalities from 2014-15 by CFTS risk, individual serum analyte level and indications for diagnostic testing...
December 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226318/my-mom-is-dead-and-that-is-ok
#20
Nancy E Lundebjerg
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December 11, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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