Classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and cardiac transplantation - Is there a connection?
Classic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and cardiac transplantation - Is there a connection? World J Cardiol. 2020 Aug 26;12(8):368-372 Authors: Butler MG Abstract Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of connective tissue disorders comprised of several types. Classic EDS is an autosomal dominant disorder with stretchable skin, delayed wound healing with poor scarring, joint hypermobility with subluxations or dislocations, easy bruisability, hernias, aneurysms and cardiac abnormalities. Advances in genomics technology using next-generation sequencing has led to the discovery of causative genes for connective tissue disorders, hereditary cardiomyopathies and cardiovascular diseases including several genes for connective tissue disorders. A 55 year-old male exhibited thin stretchable skin, atrophic scars, easy bruising, joint pain and dislocations requiring multiple knee surgeries and a Beighton hyperflexibility score of 6 out of 7. He was found to have a heterozygous missense COL5A1 gene variant involving exon 3 at nucleotide c:305T>A with an amino acid position change at p.lle102Asn consistent with classic EDS. He had a heart transplant at 43 years of age due to cardiac failure of unknown cause. This patient with classic EDS is brought to medical attention and should be of interest to cardiologists, heart transplant specialists and surgeons, particularly in individuals with unexplained cardiac failure and then diagnosed prior to surgical interv...
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
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Authors: Kim H, Lim YM, Lee EJ, Kim HW, Ahn HS, Kim KK PMID: 33029979 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: The SMs in PWIBDs and a craniotomy performed immediately before starting the process of determining brain death seem to be related to lengthening the TT-BD. PMID: 33029974 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the iIONP patients had an enhanced oculomotor nerve in MRI. A few of them also had elevated CSF IgG synthesis rate, but no further evidence for inflammation was found. The administration of steroids seemed to have no benefit other than increasing the blood glucose level. PMID: 33029972 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Natália Freire Valente, Eliezer de Sousa Cardoso, Juliana Alencar da Silva Resende, Jeferson Antônio Santos
CONCLUSION: When gastroenterologists encounter NAFLD/NASH patients, serum CK should be verified. If hyperCKemia, frontal baldness, a hatched face, history of cataract surgery, and grip myotonia are noted, the possibility of MD may be considered. PMID: 33033573 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: DAAs are effective and safe in the treatment of recurrent HCV infection in LT recipients with history of HCC. Relapse to pre- and post-LT DAA therapy is associated with post-transplantation HCC recurrence. PMID: 33033569 [PubMed]