Anemia as a predictor of functional disability in the early stage of ischemic stroke in a South Asian Population
Conclusions: Anemia is an independent determinant of poor functional disability in early acute ischemic stroke. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Thashi Chang Praveen Weeratunga Thamal Vithanage Piumi Wijewickrama Sithara Kularathne Sachie Fernando Carukshi Arambepola Source Type: research

The impact of the Coronavirus Disease-2019 pandemic on the psychological status and quality of life of myasthenia gravis patients
Conclusions: There is a significant impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the psychological status and especially on the quality of sleep of MG patients. Healthcare organizations need to provide professional therapeutic advice and psychosocial support for this population of patients during the pandemic. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Aleksandar Stojanov Jelena Stojanov Vuk Milosevic Marina Malobabic Goran Stanojevic Milos Stevic Gordana Djordjevic Source Type: research

Association of APOE gene polymorphism with stroke patients from rural Eastern India
Conclusions: There is significant association of APOE gene polymorphism in stroke patients of ethnic Bengali population. The E4 allele increases significant risk for development of ischemic strokes, and it also plays nonsignificant increase in trend in hemorrhagic strokes. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Hilal Ahmad Ganaie Arindam Biswas Annada Prasad Bhattacharya Sandip Pal Jharna Ray Shymal Kumar Das Source Type: research

Plasma biomarkers as potential predictors of functional dependence in daily life activities after ischemic stroke: A single center study
Conclusion: Plasma levels of BDNF, PDGF-AA, and PDGF-AB/BB are independent predictors for functional dependency in daily life activities and may be useful prognostic markers in the evaluation of ischemic stroke patients. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Adina Hu & #355;anu Mihaela Iancu Smaranda Maier Rodica B & #259;la & #351;a Minodora Dobreanu Source Type: research

Interaction between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and environment with susceptibility to ischemic stroke in Chinese population
Conclusions: The rs4846049-A and rs3737967-T, gene–environment interaction between rs1764391 and rs918592, gene–environment interaction between rs4846049 and alcohol drinking were all associated with increased IS risk. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Xing-Zhen Zheng Xiao-Lin Bian Zhe-Hong Sun Hai-Dong Wang Source Type: research

Depression and quality of life after cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
Conclusion: This is the first Indian study demonstrating depression in patients with CVST and use of SA-SIP to assess quality of life in them. Occurrence of depression in CVST is as high as in arterial strokes. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Aralikatte O Saroja Ninad N Thorat Karkal R Naik Source Type: research

Neurological symptoms as initial manifestation of Covid-19 & #8211; An observational study
Conclusion: New-onset headache, altered taste, and smell were the most common neurological symptoms. In the context of the current pandemic, a high index of suspicion should be kept in patients presenting with these symptoms even in the absence of fever and respiratory symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study from India comparing chronology of neurological symptoms with cardinal symptoms. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Rishu Garg Rahul Jain Ajoy Sodani Dinesh Chouksey Ravi Dosi Sunil Athale Nitisha Goyal Pankaj Rathi Hashash Singh Kapil Telang Source Type: research

Clinical profile and outcome of patients with cerebral venous thrombosis secondary to bacterial infections
Conclusion: Septic CVT, though rare can be a complication of bacterial meningitis and facial infections. Clinical symptoms that suggest a co-existing CVT should be identified and diagnosed at the earliest. The mainstay of treatment is antibiotics; the role of anticoagulation is controversial. (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Manna S Jacob Karthik Gunasekaran Angel T Miraclin Mohammad Sadiq C Vignesh Kumar Ajoy Oommen Maria Koshy Ajay Kumar Mishra Ramya Iyadurai Source Type: research

Neurological complications with COVID-19: A contemporaneous review
Boby Varkey Maramattom, Siddharth BhattacharjeeAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):468-476 The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the world, affecting 212 Countries and Territories around the world. It has infected more than 3.7 million people with a mortality rate of around 7%. Although the causative virus, the SARS-CoV-2 is primarily a respiratory pathogen, recent observational studies have documented a high rate of neurological complications associated with COVID-19. We searched PubMed databases from December 01, 2019 to June 9, 2020 for articles published on “COVID 19” OR “coronaviru...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Boby Varkey Maramattom Siddharth Bhattacharjee Source Type: research

What is new in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: Mechanisms and therapies
Satish V Khadilkar, Megha C DhamneAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):458-467 Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders that cause muscle weakness and also have extramuscular manifestations involving various organ systems; namely the lung, skin, heart, and joints. Previously classified broadly as dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis now the spectrum of the disease has evolved into more clinical subtypes. There are now five clinicoserological subtypes recognized worldwide DM, antisynthetase syndrome (AS), overlap myositis (OM), immune mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM)...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Satish V Khadilkar Megha C Dhamne Source Type: research

Non-motor symptoms in cervical dystonia: A review
Somdattaa Ray, Pramod Kumar Pal, Ravi YadavAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):449-457 Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive movements, postures, or both. Dystonic movements are typically patterned, associated with twisting of body parts, and may have tremulousness. Dystonia is usually initiated or worsened by voluntary action and associated with overflow muscle activation. Cervical dystonia (CD) is the most prevalent form of dystonia. CD is a condition characterized by cranial muscle overactivity leading to abnormal i...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Somdattaa Ray Pramod Kumar Pal Ravi Yadav Source Type: research

Spinal tuberculosis treatment: An enduring bone of contention
Divyani Garg, Vinay GoyalAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):441-448 Spinal tuberculosis is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It is of great importance to neurologists because of the potentially devastating complication of paraplegia, which may set in during active disease or the healed phase. Due to the deep-seated nature of the disease, definitive diagnosis is often challenging. There is no clear consensus on the appropriate duration of therapy for spinal tuberculosis, with various guidelines recommending treatment from as short as 6 months to up to 18 months. In this article, we present ...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Divyani Garg Vinay Goyal Source Type: research

Neurology and COVID-19: Acting now. Preparing for future
Annu Aggarwal, Tanu Singhal, Mohit BhattAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):433-440 COVID-19 has a wide-ranging and multimodal neurological impact. First, several neurological symptoms and complications are commonly observed in patients with COVID-19. Second, medications and vaccinations used to counter the disease can have secondary neurological effects. Third, patients with pre-existing neurological disorders bear an increased health-risk due to COVID-19. And finally, the pandemic has disrupted the delivery of neurological and vaccination services, and associated educational and research programs. In this a...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Annu Aggarwal Tanu Singhal Mohit Bhatt Source Type: research

Conduct of virtual neurology DM final examination during COVID-19 pandemic
Roopa Rajan, Divya M Radhakrishnan, Achal K Srivastava, Venugopalan Y Vishnu, Anu Gupta, Ahamadulla Shariff, MV Padma SrivastavaAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):429-432 Medical training programs are witnessing immense disruptions worldwide due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping in mind the trainees' future prospects, it is important to provide continuity of teaching and timely certification assessments. Overcoming the obstacles to routine functioning presented by SARS-CoV-2 spread, we recently conducted the DM Neurology exit examination in a hybrid virtual format. We created a curated case repos...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Roopa Rajan Divya M Radhakrishnan Achal K Srivastava Venugopalan Y Vishnu Anu Gupta Ahamadulla Shariff MV Padma Srivastava Source Type: research

Non-motor symptoms in cervical dystonia: A concept in evolution
Daniele Urso, Valentina Leta, K Ray ChaudhuriAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):428-428 (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Daniele Urso Valentina Leta K Ray Chaudhuri Source Type: research

Bridging the gap in epilepsy treatment in a resource-limited setting
Ravish R Keni, Sanjeev V ThomasAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):427-427 (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Ravish R Keni Sanjeev V Thomas Source Type: research

Nonmotor symptoms in dystonia: Pathophysiological implications
Anumeha Mishra, Sanjay PandeyAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2020 23(4):425-426 (Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - August 21, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Anumeha Mishra Sanjay Pandey Source Type: research

Randomized Trial Comparing Consumption of Military Rations to Usual Intake for 21 Consecutive Days: Nutrient Adequacy and Indicators of Health Status
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2020Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsAuthor(s): Holly L. McClung, Nicholes J. Armstrong, Stephen R. Hennigar, Jeffery S. Staab, Scott J. Montain, J.Philip Karl (Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - August 20, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Relationship Between Grocery Shopping Frequency and Home- and Individual-Level Diet Quality Among Low-Income Racial or Ethnic Minority Households With Preschool-Aged Children
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2020Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsAuthor(s): Justin Banks, Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Linda A. Schiffer, Richard T. Campbell, Mirjana A. Antonic, Carol L. Braunschweig, Angela M. Odoms-Young, Angela Kong (Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - August 20, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

The Influence of Training on New Army Recruits’ Energy and Macronutrient Intakes and Performance: A Systematic Literature Review
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2020Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsAuthor(s): Bradley A. Baker, Matthew B. Cooke, Regina Belski, Julia E. Carins (Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - August 20, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Poor Sleep Quality Is Associated with Altered Taste Perception in Chinese Adults
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2020Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsAuthor(s): Yun Gao, Junjuan Li, Feon W. Cheng, Liufu Cui, Rong Shu, Shouling Wu, Xiang Gao (Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - August 20, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Experiences with the marsupial frogs: Reminiscences of a developmental biologist.
This article provides a brief account of the career of Eugenia M. del Pino. Casual events and serendipity played important roles in modeling her career as developmental biologist. In collaboration with colleagues and students, she analyzed the biology and development of the marsupial frog Gastrotheca riobambae (family: Hemiphractidae) in comparison with Xenopus laevis and tropical frogs. The emphasis was placed on oogenesis and the early stages of development. Topics include the mono- and multi-nucleated modes of oogenesis. She described two modes of gastrulation in frogs, gastrulation modes one and two according to the ti...
Source: International Journal of Developmental Biology - August 20, 2020 Category: Biology Tags: Int J Dev Biol Source Type: research

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic by the Spine Division at a Level-1 Academic Referral Center.
We present the changes that have been made regarding the care of spine patients at a busy academic center. Although these changes have been forced upon us by necessity, we feel that our division and department will emerge in a more responsive, agile and stronger state. As we look to the coming months and beyond, it will be important to continue to adapt to the changing landscape during unprecedented times. PMID: 32809981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - August 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research

August iotaderma (#318)
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Robert I. Rudolph Tags: JAAD online Source Type: research

September iotaderma (#319)
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Robert I. Rudolph Tags: JAAD online Source Type: research

CME examination
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Continuing medical education Source Type: research

Answers to CME examination
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Continuing medical education Source Type: research

CME examination
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Continuing medical education Source Type: research

Answers to CME examination
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Continuing medical education Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

JAAD Case Reports Article List
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Journal Based CME Instructions and Information
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Serrate straw makes masks adjustable and reduces pressure injury risk
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Yuanyuan Wu, Xuan Zhou, Qianmo Tian Source Type: research

Staged Buccal Mucosa Graft Urethroplasty for Proximal Hypospadias in Children: A Short- to Mid-Term Follow-Up Retrospective Study
Conclusion The modified procedure allows for two-stage repair of proximal hypospadias with good results with a low complication rate and good functional results. Delaying operation did not increase complication rates in our research. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - August 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Chen, Sen Li, Yangqun Ma, Ning Wang, Weixin Xu, Lisi Yang, Zhe Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Disposable Rubber Gloves that are Filled or Inflated with Prevention of Pressure Sores
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ruiqi Liu, Xiaodan Zhao, Xuan Zhou Source Type: research

Surgical Pearl: Mechanical harvesting of perilesional normally pigmented tissue to merge donor and recipient sites for transplantation in vitiligo
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Dilip Kachhawa, Nirpen Kachhawa, Somesh Gupta Source Type: research

Using the medical vaseline gauze to alleviate the pressure injury caused by the mask and hat
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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Yilin Fang, Lu Wang, Runping Fang Source Type: research

Controversies in Defining a Surgical Site Infection Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Literature Review
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Ailish M. Hanly, Vijaya T. Daniel, Bassel H. Mahmoud Source Type: research

Preoperative Management of Blood Thinning Agents During Cutaneous Surgery: the need for an individualised approach
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Sareena Gajebasia, Ron Kerr, Andrew Affleck Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Curettage: A Better Method of Removing Childhood Pilomatricomas than Surgical Excision
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Qian Li, Gaolei Zhang Source Type: research

Strategies for Effective Medical Student Education in Dermatology During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Sepideh Ashrafzadeh, Sotonye E. Imadojemu, Ruth Ann Vleugels, Elizabeth A. Buzney Source Type: research

Pincer Flap for reconstruction of the infraorbital medial cheek
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Nataly Portilla, Felipe B. Cerci, Stanislav N. Tolkachjov Source Type: research

Report on birth settings in the US: maternal and neonatal outcomes
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) 2020. Birth Settings in America: Outcomes, Quality, Access, and Choice. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25636. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - August 19, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Marian MacDorman, Melissa Cheyney, Aaron B. Caughey Tags: Current Best Evidence Source Type: research

[ASAP] Impact of COVID-19 on General Chemistry Education at the United States Military Academy
Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00771 (Source: Journal of Chemical Education)
Source: Journal of Chemical Education - August 19, 2020 Category: Chemistry Authors: Chi K. Nguyen*, Daniel R. DeNeve, Lam T. Nguyen, and Ryan Limbocker Source Type: research

Association Between Delays in Radiography and Surgery With Hip Fracture Outcomes in Elderly Patients.
Abstract Appropriate waiting time for hip fracture surgery is disputed. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends surgery within 48 hours of presentation, although evidence suggests that earlier surgery (within 24 hours) reduces the risks of complications and death. The authors asked: (1) Do patients who receive earlier radiographic evaluation of hip fracture undergo surgery earlier? and (2) Is "surgery delay" (time from presentation to surgery) associated with postoperative opioid use, duration of hospital stay, and 30-day and 1-year mortality rates? The authors identified 511 adults 60 ye...
Source: Orthopedics - August 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shi BY, Hannan CV, Jang JM, Ali I, Srikumaran U Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: research

Stability of food insecurity status in paediatric primary care.
CONCLUSIONS: Screening more than annually may not contribute substantially to the identification of transitions to FI. PMID: 32811587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Nutrition)
Source: Public Health Nutrition - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Courts KA, Hubbard RA, Kersten HB, Klusaritz H Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research

Disseminated intravascular coagulation in Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis
• Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a potential complication following Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN). • SJS/TEN patients complicated DIC had a significantly higher risk of multiple organ failure and mortality. Therefore, early recognition and appropr iate management of DIC are important for patients with SJS/TEN (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Chun-Bing Chen, Tsun-Hao Hsu, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Chun-Wei Lu, Wei-Ti Chen, Pin-Hsuan Chiang, Chuang-Wei Wang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Jui-Yung Yang, Shih-Yi Yang, Shu-Ying Chang, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Kuo-Chin Kao, Han-Chung Hu, Ting-Shu Wu, Chao-Wei Hsu, Davi Source Type: research

Commentary on In Vivo Imaging Characterization of Basal Cell Carcinoma Cutaneous Response to High Dose Ionizing Radiation Therapy: A Prospective Study of Reflectance Confocal Microscopy, Dermoscopy, and Ultrasound.
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 19, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: M. Laurin Council Source Type: research