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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208841/assessment-of-correlation-between-sweat-chloride-levels-and-clinical-features-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Manzoor A Raina, Mosin S Khan, Showkat A Malik, Ab Hameed Raina, Mudassir J Makhdoomi, Javed I Bhat, Syed Mudassar
INTRODUCTION: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder and the incidence of this disease is undermined in Northern India. The distinguishable salty character of the sweat belonging to individuals suffering from CF makes sweat chloride estimation essential for diagnosis of CF disease. AIM: The aim of this prospective study was to elucidate the relationship of sweat chloride levels with clinical features and pattern of CF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 182 patients, with clinical features of CF were included in this study for quantitative measurement of sweat chloride...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161989/-it-brings-it-all-back-all-those-good-times-it-makes-me-go-close-to-tears-creating-digital-personalised-stories-with-people-who-have-dementia
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Valerie Critten, Natalia Kucirkova
The purpose of these three case studies was to analyse and theoretically explain the contribution of digital multimedia personalisation to stimulate and share long-term memories of people who live with mild to moderate dementia. We investigated how the use of a freely available iPad app can, in a supporting context, facilitate the creation of personalised multimedia stories, including the participants' audio recordings, texts and photos of items, places or people important to them. Three people who were recruited from a club for people living with dementia created personalised multimedia stories using their own photographs and/or pictures downloaded from the internet, with written captions and audio-recorded voiceovers...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143696/management-of-children-with-chronic-wet-cough-and-protracted-bacterial-bronchitis-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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Anne B Chang, John J Oppenheimer, Miles Weinberger, Bruce K Rubin, Cameron C Grant, Kelly Weir, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Wet or productive cough is common in children with chronic cough. We formulated recommendations based on systematic reviews relating to the management of chronic wet cough in children (aged ≤14-years) based on key questions (KQ1)-how effective are antibiotics in improving the resolution of cough? If so, what and for how long? and; (KQ2)-when should children be referred for further investigations? METHODS: We used the CHEST expert cough panel's protocol for the systematic reviews and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) methodological guidelines and GRADE framework...
January 28, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116207/primary-idiopathic-osteoarthropathy-could-it-be-related-to-alcoholism
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Yanal Alnimer, Suresh Subedi, Thair Dawood, Ghassan Bachuwa
Background. Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a syndrome characterized by abnormal proliferation of the skin and bony structures at the distal extremities resulting in digital clubbing, periosteal bony reaction, and joint effusion. It can be primary (idiopathic) without any clear identifiable etiology as well as secondary to variety of systemic diseases most notably lung pathology. Case Presentation. We describe a rare case of primary idiopathic osteoarthropathy in a male patient who presented with severe pain and tenderness in his legs...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112140/a-rare-case-of-pachydermoperiostosis-associated-with-blepharoptosis-and-floppy-eyelids
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Bipasha Mukherjee, Md Shahid Alam
Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a multisystem disorder of mesenchymal origin. It is a form of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. The typical clinical features include pachydermia, cutis verticus gyrata, digital clubbing, and periostosis. Patients present with mechanical ptosis resulting from markedly thickened eye lids. Floppy eye lids have rarely been reported in association with PDP. We describe a rare case of PDP associated with ptosis and floppy eye lids in an adult male. Meibomian gland dysfunction was documented by meibography...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105113/a-model-of-health-education-and-management-for-osteoporosis-prevention
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Liang Wang, Xiaowen Xu, Yan Zhang, Hongxia Hao, Liying Chen, Tianjiao Su, Yan Zhang, Weifeng Ma, Yuanyuan Xie, Tiantian Wang, Fan Yang, Li He, Wenjiao Wang, Xuemei Fu, Yuanzheng Ma
Osteoporosis, a chronic disease with no therapeutic cure, affects a growing number of people as the aging population in China rapidly increases. Therefore, developing an evidence-based model of health education and management for osteoporosis prevention is required. In the present study, an osteoporosis club was established, which is a novel model of health education and management for osteoporosis prevention. A unified management of membership was used based on a digitized database. A total of 436 patients with osteoporosis were randomly assigned to the osteoporosis club group or the self-management control group...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029434/healthy-competition-a-qualitative-study-investigating-persuasive-technologies-and-the-gamification-of-cycling
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Paul Barratt
Changing socio-technical practices occurring within cycling are leading the pursuit, and its participants, to become ever more embedded into the networked digital world. GPS enabled mobile-technologies have introduced a new element of competition into recreational riding, whether on the road, competing over timed virtual segments, or online dissecting and comparing the data that has been logged and shared via dedicated ride-logging applications. In order to understand these technologies qualitative study using reflective diaries and semi-structured interviews has been conducted with experienced club cyclists who had fully experienced the effects of their arrival...
October 28, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935768/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-clinical-and-imaging-features
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Felix Y Yap, Matthew R Skalski, Dakshesh B Patel, Aaron J Schein, Eric A White, Anderanik Tomasian, Sulabha Masih, George R Matcuk
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a medical condition characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues involving the extremities and characterized by three clinical features: digital clubbing (also termed Hippocratic fingers), periostosis of tubular bones, and synovial effusions. HOA can be a primary entity, known as pachydermoperiostosis, or can be secondary to extraskeletal conditions, with different prognoses and management implications for each. There is a high association between secondary HOA and malignancy, especially non-small cell lung cancer...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924730/congenital-malformations-attributed-to-prenatal-exposure-to-cyclophosphamide
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Padmanabhan Rengasamy
Cyclophosphamide (CPA) remains one of the most widely prescribed anticancer drugs. It is also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, childhood nephrotic syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is a potent immunosuppressive agent. It is commonly used in blood and bone marrow transplantation. With the growing trend among women postponing childbearing, the number of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer is also increasing thus escalating the chances of exposure of the unborn child to antineoplastic drugs...
December 6, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917222/access-attitudes-and-training-in-information-technologies-and-evidence-based-medicine-among-medical-students-at-university-of-zimbabwe-college-of-health-sciences
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Swapnil Parve, Ali Ershadi, Alexandr Karimov, Anne Dougherty, Chiratidzo E Ndhlovu, Midion M Chidzonga, Majid Sadigh
BACKGROUND: The Medical Education Partnership Initiative, has helped to mitigate the digital divide in Africa. The aim of the study was to assess the level of access, attitude, and training concerning meaningful use of electronic resources and EBM among medical students at an African medical school. METHODS: The study involved medical students at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Harare. The needs assessment tool consisted of a 21-question, paper-based, voluntary and anonymous survey...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825859/lifetime-leisure-music-exposure-associated-with-increased-frequency-of-tinnitus
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David R Moore, Oliver Zobay, Robert C Mackinnon, William M Whitmer, Michael A Akeroyd
Tinnitus has been linked to noise exposure, a common form of which is listening to music as a leisure activity. The relationship between tinnitus and type and duration of music exposure is not well understood. We conducted an internet-based population study that asked participants questions about lifetime music exposure and hearing, and included a hearing test involving speech intelligibility in noise, the High Frequency Digit Triplets Test. 4950 people aged 17-75 years completed all questions and the hearing test...
November 5, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731569/pachydermoperiostosis
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Renu Saigal, Alok Chaudhary, Prashant Pathak, Amandeep Singh, Deepak Gupta, M L Tank
A case of Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) presented to us in rheumatology clinic with complaints of enlargement and broadening of bilateral hands and feet, grade IV digital clubbing, coarsening of facial features, excessive sweating of the palms, soles during summers.
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686729/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-fibrosis-and-elastin-destruction-in-childhood-interstitial-lung-diseases
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Enas A Hamed, Mostafa M El-Saied, Khaled Saad, Hazem Abu-Zeid Yousef, Amany O Mohamed, Dina Sabry
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate fibrosis and elastin destruction in childhood interstitial lung disease (chILD) patients. METHODS: Sixty patients and twenty healthy children were recruited. On admission, evaluation of chILD severity was made using Fan chILD score. Participants provided urine and blood samples. Plasma levels of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, connective tissue growth factor (CCN2), soluble factor related apoptosis (sFas) and long non-coding RNAs and urinary levels of desmosine/urinary creatinine (UDes/UCr) were measured...
September 21, 2016: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640662/digital-clubbing-forms-associations-and-pathophysiology
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J M Shneerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587440/dyspnoea-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-c
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Jia-Feng Chang, Cheng-Hsien Hsieh, Jian-Chiun Liou, Jen-Kuang Lee
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 60-year-old man had a long history of chronic hepatitis C. He presented to the emergency department with 2 days of progressive dyspnoea. Clinical manifestations included respiratory distress, cyanosis, digital clubbing, spider naevi on the upper chest and shifting dullness in the abdomen (see online supplementary figure S1). The ECG showed sinus tachycardia and left axis deviation. The chest radiography depicted blunting of right costophrenic angle with small pleural effusions and bilateral prominent pulmonary vascular markings (see online supplementary figure S2)...
December 1, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551023/diagnosis-threat-and-injury-beliefs-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Samantha N Carter-Allison, Sebastian Potter, Katharine Rimes
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis threat is a psychosocial factor proposed to contribute to poor cognitive outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The current research explored diagnosis threat impact on objective and subjective cognitive performance in a "high risk" population of athletes. Two possible moderators of diagnosis threat - injury beliefs and suggestibility - were also investigated. METHOD: Seventy-six participants with a history of mTBI were recruited through sports clubs and randomized to a months threat group (instructions drew attention to mTBI history) or a control group (no mention of mTBI)...
August 22, 2016: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511745/birth-defects-and-neonatal-morbidity-caused-by-teratogen-exposure-after-the-embryonic-period
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Angela E Scheuerle, Arthur S Aylsworth
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical pregnancy exposure registries seek to evaluate temporal associations between drug exposures and adverse outcomes, particularly congenital anomalies. These registries record observed associations that may or may not be causally-related to the exposure. Most major congenital malformations (i.e., structural birth defects) result from abnormal development during embryogenesis. A standardized catalog of defects of concern (colloquially the "BPA Codes") is used both in public health surveillance programs and pregnancy exposure registries...
August 11, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27388379/digital-clubbing-forms-associations-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Simon Dubrey, Shrestha Pal, Sarneet Singh, Georgios Karagiannis
Among proposed mechanisms to explain digital clubbing, the release of cytokines, specifically vascular endothelial growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor, from aggregated platelets and megakaryocytes has emerged as the most likely explanation. This review describes these and other contributory processes.
July 2016: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375397/multiple-pterygium-syndrome-challenge-for-anesthesiologist
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P Sethi, P K Bhatia, N Gupta, K Singh
Multiple pterygium syndrome (MPS) is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by flexion of joint and digit contractures, skin webbing, cleft palate, deformity of the spine, and cervical spine fusion. Difficult airway is associated mainly due to micrognathia, retrognathia, webbing of the neck, and limitation of the mouth opening and neck extension. We are reporting a case of a 5-year-old female diagnosed with MPS and exhibiting a bilateral club foot and congenital vertical talus. The patient was posted for manipulation and above the knee casting under general anesthesia...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27178690/cutaneous-manifestations-of-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Cindy England Owen
Skin findings can serve as a clue to internal disease. In this article, cutaneous manifestations of underlying lung malignancy are reviewed. Paraneoplastic dermatoses are rare, but when recognized early, can lead to early diagnosis of an underlying neoplasm. Malignancy-associated dermatoses comprise a broad group of hyperproliferative and inflammatory disorders, disorders caused by tumor production of hormonal or metabolic factors, autoimmune connective tissue diseases, among others. In this review, paraneoplastic syndromes associated with lung malignancy are discussed, including ectopic ACTH syndrome, bronchial carcinoid variant syndrome, secondary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy/digital clubbing, erythema gyratum repens, malignant acanthosis nigricans, sign of Leser-Trélat, tripe palms, hypertrichosis lanuginosa, acrokeratosis paraneoplastica, and dermatomyositis...
June 2016: Seminars in Oncology
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