The time to and determinants of first fractures in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

This study was a retrospective longitudinal study of 30 boys with DMD
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Discussion and conclusion: Maybe it was a case of drug-induced liver disease, however therapeutic dosages of all administered drugs only once. The mechanisms involved were not investigated, but may be the result of allergic and immunologic aspects caused by ketoprofen and facilitated by a history of hypersensitivity to other NSAIDs as reported by the patient. As for jaundice can be attributed to drug toxicity since laboratory parameters did not reveal any evidence of liver disease. PMID: 32079429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol Source Type: research
This study presents the 2019 findings of the acceptance testing and routine quality control (QC) for the general radiographic X-ray equipment such as film/screen fixed systems in Malaysia. Acceptance testing and routine QC of the diagnostic X-ray imaging equipment are the requirements for the standard radiation apparatus and should be compared to the requirements for European and RADIATION SAFETY STANDARD HR001:2010 legislation, which were considered the standard values of all general radiographic X-ray equipment since it identical to the manufacture's data. The general radiographic X-ray system test was conducted in the B...
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Veterans with dizziness symptoms use compensatory saccades in all planes of semicircular canal rotation, despite having normal peripheral VOR gain during rapid head rotation. The video head impulse test is a stable measure of vestibular slow phase and metrics of compensatory saccades in veterans with dizziness. PMID: 32083608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
Authors: Monsanto RDC, Kasemodel ALP, Tomaz A, Abrahão Elias TG, Paparella MM, de Oliveira Penido N Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence to support potential links between chronic otitis media (COM) and vestibular impairment/postural balance control issues is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether COM associates with vestibular symptoms, balance problems, and abnormalities in vestibular function tests. METHODS: We selected patients with COM and excluded patients with any identifiable underlying causes for vestibular dysfunction. Fifty-two healthy volunteers were included as controls. All subjects underw...
Source: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation - Category: Neuroscience Tags: J Vestib Res Source Type: research
Authors: Yan J, Tan Y, Zhou B, Zhang S, Wang X, Liu D Abstract AIM: to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) for the treatment of refractory gastroparesis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched and used for study inclusion. Clinical studies since January 2013 to October 2019 were identified as suitable for inclusion. Conference papers, review articles, case reports, animal studies, letters, studies with repetitive data, studies that did not mention the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) score/gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES) hours or ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Here we present the case of a 50-year-old woman with acute urinary retention who was treated by the insertion of a permanent catheter. For associated headaches, fever and muscle and joint pain, the patient underwent neurologic examination, including lumbar puncture and magnetic resonance of head and spine. The results confirmed aseptic meningitis. Subsequently, the patient was hospitalized at the infectious disease clinic, where the permanent catheter was extracted after 5 days, with spontaneous micturition recovery and no post-void residual volume. The combination of aseptic meningitis and urina...
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neuro Endocrinol Lett Source Type: research
Authors: Aresta C, Passeri E, Corbetta S Abstract Current primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) clinical presentation is asymptomatic in more than 90% of patients, while symptoms concern osteoporosis and rarely kidney stones. Here, we retrospectively investigated the prevalence of PHPT patients presenting with hypercalcemic-related symptoms (HS-PHPT) as cognitive impairment, changes in sensorium, proximal muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, constipation, and severe dehydration, in a single center equipped with an emergency department and described their clinical features and outcome in comparison with a series of as...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe single-port approach has advantages as easier surgical planning and transition for combined and multi-quadrants surgeries: faster recovery, minimal postoperative pain and need for opioids, and excellent cosmetic outcome. We suggest that combined procedures should be performed only in high volume institutions by surgeons with vast experience in robotic surgery in selected patients.ResumenIntroducciónPresentar el primer caso de cirugía multicuadrante concomitante —prostatectomía radical robótica y nefrectomía parcial robótica izquierda— realizadas con t&eac...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study reports the positive effect of osteoanabolic treatment with once-daily recombinant human parathyroid hormone 1 –34 (rhPTH 1–34, teriparatide) in a 20-year-old DMD boy suffering from multiple vertebral fractures causing back pain. Bone formation and resorption markers (osteocalcin and C-telopeptide of type I collagen, respectively), as expected, increased within 6 months and intensity of back pain early decreased, with no pain reported after 6 months at visual analog scale. Over a 18-month period of treatment with teriparatide, bone mineral density and quality of life, assessed by the 36-ite...
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In conclusion, our results demonstrate that circulating GDF11 levels are reduced in our mouse model of premature aging, which shares most of the symptoms that occur in normal aging. However, GDF11 protein administration is not sufficient to extend longevity in these progeroid mice. Although accelerated-aging mouse models can serve as powerful tools to test and develop anti-aging therapies common to both physiological and pathological aging, the existence of certain differences between the two processes implies that further investigation is still required to determine whether long-term GDF11 administration has a pro-surviva...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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