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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431008/diabetes-mellitus-as-the-major-risk-factor-for-mucormycosis-in-mexico-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-reported-cases
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Dora E Corzo-León, Luis D Chora-Hernández, Ana P Rodríguez-Zulueta, Thomas J Walsh
Mucormycosis is an emerging infectious disease with high rates of associated mortality and morbidity. Little is known about the characteristics of mucormycosis or entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico. A search strategy was performed of literature published in journals found in available databases and theses published online at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) library website reporting clinical cases or clinical case series of mucormycosis and entomophthoromycosis occurring in Mexico between 1982 and 2016...
April 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427304/translating-u-500r-randomized-clinical-trial-evidence-to-the-practice-setting-a-diabetes-educator-expert-prescriber-team-approach
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Paula M Bergen, Davida F Kruger, April D Taylor, Wael E Eid, Arti Bhan, Jeffrey A Jackson
Purpose The purpose of this article is to provide recommendations to the diabetes educator/expert prescriber team for the use of human regular U-500 insulin (U-500R) in patients with severely insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, including its initiation and titration, by utilizing dosing charts and teaching materials translated from a recent U-500R clinical trial. Conclusions Clinically relevant recommendations and teaching materials for the optimal use and management of U-500R in clinical practice are provided based on the efficacy and safety results of and lessons learned from the U-500R clinical trial by Hood et al, current standards of practice, and the authors' clinical expertise...
April 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427075/diabetic-macular-edema-emerging-strategies-and-treatment-algorithms
#3
Elad Moisseiev, Anat Loewenstein
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is the most common cause of vision loss in diabetic patients, and its management is often a long process requiring frequent monitoring and therapeutic interventions. During the past several decades, numerous treatments have been developed for the treatment of DME. Although many of them have been found to be effective and safe, there is relatively little comparative data, and no established guidelines for the optimal treatment approach exist. In this chapter, the evolution of DME therapies is reviewed, and the current common practice patterns are discussed...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426623/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implantation-in-patients-with-different-morphological-diabetic-macular-edema-having-insufficient-response-to-ranibizumab
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Havva Kaldırım, Serpil Yazgan, Kursat Atalay, Ceren Gurez, Fatma Savur
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a single intravitreal injection of dexamethasone implant in resistant diabetic macular edema that have different morphological types. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 31 patients (35 eyes) with persistent diabetic macular edema, who underwent a single injection of dexamethasone implant, were evaluated. Diabetic macular edema was classified into three types: diffuse retinal thickening (n = 10), cystoid macular edema (n = 13), and serous retinal detachment (n = 12)...
April 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421125/automatic-microaneurysms-detection-based-on-multifeature-fusion-dictionary-learning
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Wei Zhou, Chengdong Wu, Dali Chen, Zhenzhu Wang, Yugen Yi, Wenyou Du
Recently, microaneurysm (MA) detection has attracted a lot of attention in the medical image processing community. Since MAs can be seen as the earliest lesions in diabetic retinopathy, their detection plays a critical role in diabetic retinopathy diagnosis. In this paper, we propose a novel MA detection approach named multifeature fusion dictionary learning (MFFDL). The proposed method consists of four steps: preprocessing, candidate extraction, multifeature dictionary learning, and classification. The novelty of our proposed approach lies in incorporating the semantic relationships among multifeatures and dictionary learning into a unified framework for automatic detection of MAs...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420250/the-european-association-of-preventive-cardiology-exercise-prescription-in-everyday-practice-and-rehabilitative-training-expert-tool-a-digital-training-and-decision-support-system-for-optimized-exercise-prescription-in-cardiovascular-disease-concept-definitions
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Dominique Hansen, Paul Dendale, Karin Coninx, Luc Vanhees, Massimo F Piepoli, Josef Niebauer, Veronique Cornelissen, Roberto Pedretti, Eva Geurts, Gustavo R Ruiz, Ugo Corrà, Jean-Paul Schmid, Eugenio Greco, Constantinos H Davos, Frank Edelmann, Ana Abreu, Bernhard Rauch, Marco Ambrosetti, Simona S Braga, Olga Barna, Paul Beckers, Maurizio Bussotti, Robert Fagard, Pompilio Faggiano, Esteban Garcia-Porrero, Evangelia Kouidi, Michel Lamotte, Daniel Neunhäuserer, Rona Reibis, Martijn A Spruit, Christoph Stettler, Tim Takken, Cajsa Tonoli, Carlo Vigorito, Heinz Völler, Patrick Doherty
Background Exercise rehabilitation is highly recommended by current guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease, but its implementation is still poor. Many clinicians experience difficulties in prescribing exercise in the presence of different concomitant cardiovascular diseases and risk factors within the same patient. It was aimed to develop a digital training and decision support system for exercise prescription in cardiovascular disease patients in clinical practice: the European Association of Preventive Cardiology Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice and Rehabilitative Training (EXPERT) tool...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417877/tobacco-and-diabetes-clinical-relevance-and-approach-to-smoking-cessation-in-diabetic-smokers
#7
Marco López Zubizarreta, Miguel Ángel Hernández Mezquita, José Manuel Miralles García, Miguel Barrueco Ferrero
Smoking is, together with diabetes mellitus, one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Diabetic patients have unique features and characteristics, some of which are not well known, that cause smoking to aggravate the effects of diabetes and impose difficulties in the smoking cessation process, for which a specificand more intensive approach with stricter controls is required. This review details all aspects with a known influence on the interaction between smoking and diabetes, both as regards the increased risk of macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes and the factors with an impact on the results of smoking cessation programs...
April 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416121/silent-coronary-heart-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-application-of-a-screening-approach-in-a-follow-up-study
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Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Anna Solini, Edoardo Vitolo, Alessandra Boi, Simonetta Bacci, Sara Cocozza, Rossella Nappo, Angela Rivellese, Angelo Avogaro, Marco Giorgio Baroni
AIMS: The cost-effectiveness of screening for silent coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetes (DM2) is still debated. METHODS: We applied a diagnostic algorithm for silent CHD detection, in a cohort of 102 asymptomatic DM2 subjects (57±7years), attending 5 Italian outpatient clinics, to verify its predictive value. The risk of silent CHD was calculated considering classical risk factors, and presence of microangiopathy/macroangiopathy. Patients were divided in 3 groups, i...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405146/simultaneous-occurrence-of-autoimmune-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-cancer-in-patients-resected-for-focal-pancreatic-mass
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Peter Macinga, Adela Pulkertova, Lukas Bajer, Jana Maluskova, Martin Oliverius, Martin Smejkal, Maria Heczkova, Julius Spicak, Tomas Hucl
AIM: To assess the occurrence of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) in pancreatic resections performed for focal pancreatic enlargement. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records of all patients who underwent pancreatic resection for a focal pancreatic enlargement at our tertiary center from January 2000 to July 2013. The indication for surgery was suspicion of a tumor based on clinical presentation, imaging findings and laboratory evaluations...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399866/evaluating-the-role-of-race-and-medication-in-protection-of-uterine-fibroids-by-type-2-diabetes-exposure
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Digna R Velez Edwards, Katherine E Hartmann, Melissa Wellons, Anushi Shah, Hua Xu, Todd L Edwards
BACKGROUND: Uterine fibroids (UF) affect 77% of women by menopause, and account for $9.4 billion in annual healthcare costs. Type-2-diabetes (T2D) has inconsistently associated with protection from UFs in prior studies. To further evaluate the relationship between T2D and UFs we tested for association between T2D and UF risk in a large clinical population as well as the potential differences due to T2D medications and interaction with race. METHODS: This nested case-control study is derived from a clinical cohort...
April 11, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391270/single-retinal-layer-evaluation-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-with-no-or-early-signs-of-diabetic-retinopathy-the-first-hint-of-neurovascular-crosstalk-damage-between-neurons-and-capillaries
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Fabio Scarinci, Fabiana Picconi, Gianni Virgili, Paola Giorno, Antonio Di Renzo, Monica Varano, Simona Frontoni, Mariacristina Parravano
PURPOSE: To analyze the retinal-choroidal changes in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) patients with no or early signs of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: Seventy-six eyes of 38 DM1 patients and 26 control eyes were included. Nine individual retinal layer thickness measurements were obtained using the spectral domain-optical coherence tomography automated segmentation algorithm. RESULTS: The retinal nerve fiber layer was slightly thinner in all explored quadrants, even if the reduction was not significant in DM1 eyes versus control eyes...
April 8, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387957/molecular-interaction-of-anti-diabetic-drugs-with-acetylcholinesterase-and-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2
#12
Shazi Shakil
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are the two disorders which are known to share pertinent pathological and therapeutic links. Sodium glucose co-transporter- (SGLT2) and Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) are established inhibition targets for T2DM and AD treatments, respectively. Reports suggest that anti-diabetic drugs could be used for AD treatment also. The present study used molecular docking by Autodock4.2 using our "Click-By-Click"-protocol, Ligplot1.4.3 and 'change in accessible surface area (ΔASA)-calculations' to investigate the binding of two investigational anti-diabetic drugs, Ertugliflozin and Sotagliflozin to an established target (SGLT2) and a research target (human brain AChE)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379102/cost-of-illness-studies-in-chronic-ulcers-a-systematic-review
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B Chan, S Cadarette, W Wodchis, J Wong, N Mittmann, M Krahn
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published academic literature on the cost of chronic ulcers. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HealthSTAR, Econlit and CINAHL up to 12 May 2016 to identify potential studies for review. Cost search terms were based on validated algorithms. Clinical search terms were based on recent Cochrane reviews of interventions for chronic ulcers. Titles and abstracts were screened by two reviewers to determine eligibility for full text review...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379024/-comments-on-current-guidelines-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-treatment
#14
Emil Martinka
In an effort to facilitate the widest possible application of recent findings in diabetology and the related medical fields, with regard to characteristics of medicines and current possibilities of using modern procedures, but also to their limitations due to the financial capacities of health insurance companies, SDS innovates its therapeutic recommendations for the treatment of diabetes mellitus on a regular basis. The most recent recommendations were issued by SDS in August 2016. The review discusses and describes several factors which the authors considered during their preparation: (1) Compliance with the findings of evidence-based medicine, compliance with reference recommendations (therapeutic recommendations ADA/EASD), compliance with summary characteristics of active substances in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and approved possibilities of their use, and compliance with indica-tive restrictions (IO) which define medical and economic conditions for health insurance covered treatment...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375916/neuropathic-pain
#15
Lindsay A Zilliox
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuropathic pain is a frequently encountered condition that is often resistant to treatment and is associated with poor patient satisfaction of their treatment. Several medications have been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia, and these medications are often used to treat neuropathic pain associated with other conditions as well. This article summarizes the diagnosis and assessment of patients with neuropathic pain as well as available pharmacologic and interventional treatment options...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371216/computational-imaging-analysis-of-glycated-fibrin-gels-reveals-aggregated-and-anisotropic-structures
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David G Norton, Natalie K Fan, Marcus Goudie, Hitesh Handa, Manu O Platt, Rodney D Averett
In this research article, a computational imaging analysis method is presented for the evaluation of aggregation and anisotropy in both native (unglycated) and glycated fibrin matrix structures. The imaging analysis was used to test the hypothesis that glycated fibrin structures are more aggregated and anisotropic than unglycated (native) fibrin structures. Glycation of fibrinogen, and subsequently fibrin, occurs under normal physiological conditions; however, excess glycation due to disease states such as diabetes can disrupt the fibrin matrix and cause an abnormal structure and function...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369282/recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-results-in-painful-small-fibre-neuropathy
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Sofia von Bischhoffshausen, Dinka Ivulic, Paola Alvarez, Victor C Schuffeneger, Juan Idiaquez, Constanza Fuentes, Pilar Morande, Ignacia Fuentes, Francis Palisson, David L H Bennett, Margarita Calvo
Small fibres in the skin are vulnerable to damage in metabolic or toxic conditions such as diabetes mellitus or chemotherapy resulting in small fibre neuropathy and associated neuropathic pain. Whether injury to the most distal portion of sensory small fibres due to a primary dermatological disorder can cause neuropathic pain is still unclear. Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a rare condition in which mutations of proteins of the dermo-epidermal junction lead to cycles of blistering followed by regeneration of the skin...
March 28, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364864/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tribulus-terrestris-in-male-sexual-dysfunction-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Zdravko Kamenov, Svetlana Fileva, Krassimir Kalinov, Emmanuele A Jannini
OBJECTIVE: The primary objectives were to compare the efficacy of extracts of the plant Tribulus terrestris (TT; marketed as Tribestan), in comparison with placebo, for the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and with or without hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), as well as to monitor the safety profile of the drug. The secondary objective was to evaluate the level of lipids in blood during treatment. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN: Phase IV, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in parallel groups...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361994/systemic-inflammation-and-family-history-in-relation-to-the-prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-based-on-an-alternating-decision-tree
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Hirokazu Uemura, A Ammar Ghaibeh, Sakurako Katsuura-Kamano, Miwa Yamaguchi, Tirani Bahari, Masashi Ishizu, Hiroki Moriguchi, Kokichi Arisawa
To investigate unknown patterns associated with type 2 diabetes in the Japanese population, we first used an alternating decision tree (ADTree) algorithm, a powerful classification algorithm from data mining, for the data from 1,102 subjects aged 35-69 years. On the basis of the investigated patterns, we then evaluated the associations of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as a biomarker of systemic inflammation and family history of diabetes (negative, positive or unknown) with the prevalence of type 2 diabetes because their detailed associations have been scarcely reported...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359545/automated-identification-of-diabetic-retinopathy-using-deep-learning
#20
Rishab Gargeya, Theodore Leng
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness globally. Performing retinal screening examinations on all diabetic patients is an unmet need, and there are many undiagnosed and untreated cases of DR. The objective of this study was to develop robust diagnostic technology to automate DR screening. Referral of eyes with DR to an ophthalmologist for further evaluation and treatment would aid in reducing the rate of vision loss, enabling timely and accurate diagnoses...
March 27, 2017: Ophthalmology
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