Association of VDR ‐FokI and VDBP‐Thr420Lys polymorphisms with cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A case‐control study in the population of China

ConclusionBinary logistic regression analysis confirmed thatVDR‐FokI polymorphism and the time to bend over desk working were risk factors of CSM. Our results indicate thatVDR‐FokI polymorphism may be closely associated with the risk of CSM.
Source: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

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We present a case of traumatic bilateral LEH in a 59-year-old woman who fell from a fast-moving mobility scooter and sustained direct axial loading forces on the fully abducted shoulders. Both shoulders were successfully reduced using the traction –countertraction technique in the emergency department. In this article, we describe the characteristic features of LEH on plain radiography and the pattern of acute soft-tissue injuries on MRI. We emphasize the importance of reviewing the axillary neurovascular bundle, which by virtue of its loca tion beneath the shoulder joint, is prone to injury in inferior shoulder disl...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2018Source: Saudi Journal of OphthalmologyAuthor(s): Maria Araújo, Tânia Borges, Yolanda Mahia, Vânia Lages, António PereiraAbstractThe solitary fibrous tumor (STF) is a rare spindle cell tumor that most often occurs in the pleura, mediastinum and other serosal sites, but it can be found anywhere. The authors present a case report of a 35-year-old male who was submitted to an eventless left external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) due to epiphora. During the surgery no tumors or anomalous tissues were visualized. Five months later the patient presented a ...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology - Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: In prostate cancer patients previously treated with I-125 permanent seed implants, DCE-MRI is superior to T2W and DWI in defining areas of recurrence, and should be used to target biopsy and for treatment planning of focal salvage therapies. PMID: 30662481 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
This article focuses on anatomical variations of knee ligaments, which can mimics pathological structures. Well-known and less common ligaments that are sporadically observed and may raise the most doubt will be discussed. Familiarity with those variations of ligaments is indispensable for precise MRI reporting to avoid misinterpretation as meniscal tears, loose bodies or mass lesions especially in cases. This paper is addressed to both radiology and orthopaedics specialists. Illustrations show discussed ligaments in standard planes while, for less known ligaments, we add information on how to adjust planes to properly vis...
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
In conclusion, LIF was upregulated during the process of intervertebral disc degeneration, and may promote the expression of extracellular matrix components. It may also be hypothesized that LIF acts as a potential protective factor by inhibiting apoptosis of DNPCs without affecting cell proliferation. PMID: 30664218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A panel combination including routine blood markers linked to insulin resistance showed highest associations with MRI considered as a gold standard for determining liver fat content. This combination of tests can facilitate the diagnosis of early stages of non-alcoholic liver disease thereby avoiding other invasive and expensive methods. PMID: 30662331 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Chemin Lin, Helmet T. Karim, Marta Pecina, Howard J. Aizenstein, Eric J. Lenze, Daniel M. Blumberger, Benoit H. Mulsant, Evan D. Kharasch, Charles F. Reynolds III, Jordan F. KarpAbstractBuprenorphine is currently being studied for treatment-resistant depression because of its rapid effect, relative safety, and unique pharmacodynamics. To understand the neural impact of buprenorphine in depression, we examined acute limbic and reward circuit changes during an intervention with low-dose buprenorphine augmentation pharmacotherapy. Mid and...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe contact between prostate tumor and capsule seems to be a useful and objective parameter for evaluating the EPE of prostate cancer with Mp-MRI. More specifically, LCC based on DCE-MRI has highest correlation with pathological LCC and has better ability to predict pathological LCC when compared with other Mp-MRI sequences. However, the performance of LCC based on T2WI and DCE-MRI was similar for EPE diagnosis. It seems measurement of LCC from DCE-MRI and measurement of LCC from T2WI does not show any difference in clinical EPE assessment.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This article is based primarily on a literature search via PubMed using Boolean terms "myositis" and the various imaging modalities. Expert opinion: Imaging is sensitive to pathology in IIM and may contribute to the diagnostic process. Learning how specific imaging features can distinguish different forms of IIM may allow more rapid diagnosis of myositis subtype and treatment planning, and to monitor disease activity particularly in patients who respond poorly to treatment. However, more work is needed to investigate the validity and relative utility of these imaging modalities. PMID: 30661408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
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