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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667630/-the-principal-and-auxiliary-immunohistochemical-markers-of-intravital-mechanical-strangulation-asphyxia
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D V Bogomolov, V A Fetisov, O P Denisova, Yu V Zbrueva, G G Semenov
The objective of the present study was the evaluation of the auxiliary methods for the diagnostics of the intravital formation of the constriction marks; the secondary objective was to determine the pace at which the death and asphyxia occur. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The materials on which the study was based included 17 cases of mechanical strangulation asphyxia involving 13 men and 4 women at the age from 8 to 28 years. All cases of hanging were associated with different blood alcohol levels...
2018: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667548/flavonoids-and-platelet-derived-thrombotic-disorders
#2
Jose J Lopez, Mohammed El Haouari, Isaac Jardin, Nieves Alonso, Sergio Regodon, Raquel Diez Bello, Pedro Cosme Redondo, Juan A Rosado
Thrombotic disorders are characterized by an increase in the probability of the formation of unnecessary thrombi that might be due to the activation of the coagulation cascade or the circulating platelets. Platelets or thrombocytes play an essential role in hemostasis but abnormal platelet function leads to the development of a number of cardiovascular complications, including thrombotic disorders. Under pathological conditions, platelets are associated with the development of different thrombotic disorders, including atherosclerosis, arterial thrombosis and stroke, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; therefore, platelets are the target of a number of anti-thrombotic strategies...
April 17, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667525/the-association-between-bronchial-asthma-and-periodontitis-a-case-control-study-in-jordan
#3
Basheer Khassawneha, Rola Alhabashnehb, Fadi Ibrahimc
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to study the association between bronchial asthma (BA) and periodontitis in northern Jordan. METHODS: A case-control study of 260 subjects; 130 with BA and 130 without BA (controls) were recruited from pulmonary clinics at a university hospital in northern Jordan. BA was physician diagnosed and on anti-asthma medications for ≥12 months. Periodontitis was defined as the presence of ≥ 4 teeth with ≥ 1 site with probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥ 4 mm and clinical attachment level (CAL) ≥ 3 mm...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667180/pde5-inhibitors-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications-20-years-after-sildenafil-discovery
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REVIEW
K-E Andersson
The discovery of the nitric oxide/cyclic cGMP pathway was the basis for our understanding of many normal physiological functions and the pathophysiology of several diseases. Since the discovery and introduction of sildenafil, inhibitors of phosphodiesterase isoenzymes type 5 (PDE5) have been first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). The success of sildenafil in the treatment of ED stimulated research in the field of PDE5 inhibition and led to many new applications, such as treatment of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS), and pulmonary arterial hypertension, which are now approved indications...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667142/pulmonary-cement-embolism-is-not-associated-with-the-cause-of-death-in-a-post-mortem-cohort-of-cement-augmented-interventions-in-the-spine
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Sebastian Butscheidt, Tim Rolvien, Jakob Ritter, Axel Heinemann, Hermann Vogel, Michael Amling, Klaus Püschel
PURPOSE: Complications of cement-augmented interventions (e.g., kyphoplasty) in the spine include local cement leakage and pulmonary cement embolisms (PCE). This study was conducted to determine their extent in a unique post-mortem cohort. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of post-mortem whole-body CT scans and review of autopsy results in 29 consecutive cases with cement-augmented interventions in the spine. PCE findings were graded based on cement deposits: grade 0 (no PCE), grade 1 (1-3 PCE), grade 2 (4-6 PCE), and grade 3 (> 6 or branch-shaped PCE)...
April 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667101/clinical-features-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-a-population-based-study
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Jinghong Dai, Lei Wang, Xin Yan, Hui Li, Kefeng Zhou, Jian He, Fanqing Meng, Siyi Xu, Geyu Liang, Hourong Cai
To investigate the clinical features, risk factors and outcomes of patients with interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF). A total of 1429 patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) and undifferentiated connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (UCTD-ILD) were screened to identify patients who met IPAF criteria. Clinical, serological, and morphological features of patients with IPAF were characterized. Outcomes between patients with IPAF, UCTD-ILD, and IIP who were divided into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and non-IPF groups were compared using survival as an endpoint...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667100/severe-infections-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-pattern-and-predictors-of-infection-related-mortality
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C L Teh, S A Wan, G R Ling
Infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To describe the pattern of serious infections in patients with SLE and to identify the predictors of infection-related mortality among SLE patients with serious infections, we prospectively studied all SLE patients who were hospitalized with infections in Sarawak General Hospital during 2011-2015. Demographic data, clinical features, and outcomes were collected. Cox regression analysis was carried out to determine the independent predictors of infection-related mortality...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666741/a-novel-mutation-in-tsc2-gene-a-34-year-old-female-with-pulmonary-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-with-concomitant-hepatic-lesions
#8
Mehdi Nadiri, Mortaza Raeisi, Seyed Ali Mousavi Aghdas
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disease resulting from mutation(s) in TSC1 or TSC2 genes. TSC is associated with the formation of hamartomas in the brain, heart, eyes, skin, kidneys, and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) of the lungs. LAM is almost restricted to women in reproductive age. Different mutations in TSC1 and TSC2 genes have been reported in the literature. Here, we present a female patient with TSC-LAM with a novel mutation in TSC2 gene. The patient also had multiple hepatic angiomyolipomas, which is a relatively less-reported manifestation of the disease...
2018: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666698/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-and-associated-factors-among-pulmonary-tuberculosis-suspected-patients-attending-university-of-gondar-hospital-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
#9
Yalewayker Tegegne, Tadelo Wondmagegn, Ligabaw Worku, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
Introduction: Intestinal parasitic infections are among the major public health problems in developing countries. Hence, it is significant to explore coinfection with intestinal parasites and pulmonary tuberculosis because coinfection increases the complexity of control and prevention of pulmonary tuberculosis and parasitic diseases. Objective: To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites among pulmonary tuberculosis suspected patients. Method: Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted at University of Gondar Hospital from March to May, 2017...
2018: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666610/fungi-induced-upper-and-lower-respiratory-tract-allergic-diseases-one-entity
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Aleksandra Barac, David S Y Ong, Ljiljana Jovancevic, Aleksandar Peric, Pavol Surda, Vesna Tomic Spiric, Salvatore Rubino
Introduction: Aspergillus can cause different allergic diseases including allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS). ABPA is allergic pulmonary disease against Aspergillus antigens. AFRS is a type of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) presented as hypersensitivity reactions to the fungal presence in sinuses. The aim of the present study was to clarify if ABPA and AFRS could be considered as a common disease entity. Methodology: The prospective cohort study included 75 patients with ABPA...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666358/revisiting-atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-and-cardiac-pacing-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
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Munish Sharma, Ritesh Neupane, Koroush Khalighi
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled ventricular rate associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) leads to tachycardia-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal ablation and cardiac pacing is the standard of care in refractory congestive heart failure (CHF) due to AF with moderate to rapid ventricular response that failed conventional medical therapy. If the patient is not a candidate for AF ablation with pulmonary vein isolation and elimination of AF foci, this is an effective approach, but it does have some challenges when done in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666296/phase-ii-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-rilotumumab-and-bevacizumab-in-subjects-with-recurrent-malignant-glioma
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Mary Lou Affronti, Jennifer Gamboa Jackman, Frances McSherry, James E Herndon, Elwood C Massey, Eric Lipp, Annick Desjardins, Henry S Friedman, Gordana Vlahovic, James Vredenburgh, Katherine B Peters
LESSONS LEARNED: Due to evolving imaging criteria in brain tumors and variation in magnetic resonance imaging evaluation, it is not ideal to use response rate as a primary objective. Future studies involving antiangiogenic agents should use overall survival.Disease-expected toxicities should be considered when defining the clinical significance of an adverse event. For example, vascular thromboembolic events are common in brain tumor patients and should not be attributed to the study drug in the safety analysis...
April 17, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666179/increasing-trends-in-hospital-care-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-korea-2006-through-2015
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Daehoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Eunsun Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVE: Temporal changes in the healthcare burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) are less well known in rapidly ageing Asian countries. We examined trends in hospitalisations, costs, treatment patterns and outcomes related to AF in Korea. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) database involving the entire adult Korean population (n=41 701 269 in 2015), we analysed a nationwide AF cohort representing 931 138 patients with AF. We studied all hospitalisations due to AF from 2006 to 2015...
April 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665967/structural-and-functional-changes-in-the-heart-of-adult-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-case-control-study
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Verónica Hernández Jiménez, Jesús Saavedra Falero, María Teresa Alberca Vela, Rebeca Mata Caballero, José Antonio Rosado Sierra, Isabel Pavón de Paz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a connective tissue disease characterised by an anomalous synthesis of type i collagen. Little is known about the cardiovascular affectation suffered by these patients. The most frequently described are valvular dysfunction and dilatation of the aorta. We wanted to analyse the structural and functional changes of the heart in adult patients with OI. METHODS: We prospectively studied 82 patients with OI and compared them with 60 healthy subjects matched for age and sex...
April 14, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665948/preclinical-tools-for-the-evaluation-of-tuberculosis-treatment-regimens-for-children
#15
E W Tucker, K E Dooley
Tuberculosis (TB) treatment regimens have been extrapolated from adults to children. However, pediatric disease merits different treatment strategies to avoid under- or over-treatment. While animal models have been pivotal in identifying effective regimens for adult disease, pediatric TB is heterogeneous and cannot be represented by a single preclinical model. Infants and young children most commonly have disseminated disease or tuberculous meningitis (TBM), school-aged children have paucibacillary disease, and adolescents have adult-like cavitary lung disease...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665800/mda-5-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-with-recurrent-pneumothoraces-a-case-report
#16
Safi Alqatari, Peter Riddell, Sinead Harney, Michael Henry, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Clinically hypomyopathic dermatomyositis is a rare disease that is important to recognize, investigate and treat early as it is associated with poor prognosis. In a proportion of patients, myositis specific antibodies could be negative, but with high clinical suspicion, myositis associated antibodies should be ordered. Anti-MDA-5 antibodies was reported in literature to be associated with severe and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease, with few case reports of pneumothorax and/or pneumomediastinum...
April 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665366/3-7-bis-2-hydroxyethyl-icaritin-a-potent-inhibitor-of-phosphodiesterase-5-prevents-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-via-no-cgmp-activation-in-rats
#17
Tao-Hua Lan, Xiao-Ling Chen, Yun-Shan Wu, Hui-Liang Qiu, Jun-Zhe Li, Xin-Min Ruan, Dan-Ping Xu, Dong-Qun Lin
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic progressive disease which leads to elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and right heart failure. 3,7-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)icaritin (ICT), an icariin derivatives, was reported to have potent inhibitory activity on phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) which plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of PAH. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of ICT on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH rat model and reveal the underlying mechanism. MCT-induced PAH rat models were established with intragastric administration of ICT (10, 20, 40mg/kg/d), Icariin (ICA) (40mg/kg/d) and Sildenafil (25mg/kg/d)...
April 14, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665262/effects-of-inspiratory-muscle-training-in-copd-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Marc Beaumont, Patrice Forget, Francis Couturaud, Gregory Reychler
OBJECTIVES: In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), quality of life and exercise capacity are altered in relationship to dyspnea. Benefits of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on quality of life, dyspnea and exercise capacity were demonstrated, but when it is associated to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), its efficacy on dyspnea is not demonstrated. The aim of this systematic review with meta analysis was to verify the effect of IMT using threshold devices in COPD patients on dyspnea, quality of life, exercise capacity and inspiratory muscles strength, and the added effect on dyspnea of IMT associated with PR (versus PR alone)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665013/planhab-hypoxia-does-not-worsen-the-impairment-of-skeletal-muscle-oxidative-function-induced-by-bed-rest-alone
#19
Desy Salvadego, Michail E Keramidas, Roger Kölegård, Lorenza Brocca, Stefano Lazzer, Irene Mavelli, Jörn Rittweger, Ola Eiken, Igor B Mekjavic, Bruno Grassi
KEY POINTS: Superposition of hypoxia on 21 day bed rest did not worsen the impairment of skeletal muscle oxidative function induced by bed rest alone. A significant impairment of maximal oxidative performance was identified downstream of cardiovascular O2 delivery, involving both the intramuscular matching between O2 supply and utilization and mitochondrial respiration. These chronic adaptations appear to be relevant in terms of exposure to spaceflights and reduced gravity habitats (Moon or Mars), as characterized by low gravity and hypoxia, in patients with chronic diseases characterized by hypomobility/immobility and hypoxia, as well as in ageing...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664959/contemporary-survival-of-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-congenital-systemic-to-pulmonary-shunts
#20
Chodchanok Vijarnsorn, Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul, Paweena Chungsomprasong, Densiri Bositthipichet, Salisa Ketsara, Yuttapon Titaram, Prakul Chanthong, Supaluck Kanjanauthai, Jarupim Soongswang
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival of patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) according to various clinical classifications with classifications of anatomical-pathophysiological systemic to pulmonary shunts in a single-center cohort. METHODS: All prevalent cases of PAH-CHD with hemodynamic confirmation by cardiac catheterization in 1995-2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who were younger than three months of age, or with single ventricle following surgery were excluded...
2018: PloS One
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