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Afari Niloofar N VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (N.A., S.M.), San Diego, California; VA San Diego Healthcare System (N.A., S.M., J.G.C.), San Diego, California; Department of Psychiatry (N.A., G.G.) University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California; Institute of Child Development (S.M.A.) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota; VA Northern California Health Care System (L.J.W.), Oakland, California; and VA Palo Alto Healthcare System (V.R.), Palo Alto, - - 2013
ObjectiveThis meta-analysis systematically examined the association of reported psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with functional somatic syndromes including fibromyalgia, chronic widespread pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, temporomandibular disorder, and irritable bowel syndrome. Our goals were to determine the overall effect size of the association and to examine moderators of ...
Bartoli Francesco - - 2013
Abstract Background: Previous reports showed a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia among people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there is a lack of reviews that systematically analyze the relationship between PTSD and metabolic syndrome. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at estimating the ...
Babić Romana - - 2013
Although the connection between body and soul is written in the Bible, research papers haven't given much attention to it until the past few decades. Recently, both here and abroad, there have been more studies that investigate the prevalence of various somatic disorders in psychiatric patients, including metabolic syndrome. The ...
Hinton Devon E - - 2013
This article describes a culturally sensitive questionnaire for the assessment of the effects of trauma in the Cambodian refugee population, the Cambodian Somatic Symptom and Syndrome Inventory (CSSI), and gives the results of a survey with the instrument. The survey examined the relationship of the CSSI, the two CSSI subscales, ...
Heppner Pia S - - 2012
In recent years, numerous lines of converging evidence have revealed an association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and impaired physical health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Although these findings have been interpreted as indicating a direct association of PTSD with metabolic syndrome and obesity, previous studies have not ...
Costa Eduardo Corrêa - - 2011
We describe a unique association of congenital rectourethral fistula with long tubular duplication of the colon in a boy with Klippel-Feil syndrome and Sprengel deformity. He presented with a rectourethral fistula after surgical repair of a tubular duplication of the terminal ileum, colon, and proximal rectum. Preoperative identification of the ...
Litzendorf Maria - - 2011
Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) is a rare, usually autosomal dominant, disease associated with the PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome, and it is clinically diagnosed in the presence of the triad of macrocephaly, genital lentiginosis, and intestinal polyposis. Vascular malformations, including arteriolovenous shunts, arteriovenous anomalies, and arteriovenous fistulae, can also be seen in ...
Li-Wan-Po Alain - - 2011
The translational path from pharmacological insight to effective therapy can be a long one. We aim to describe the management of Marfan syndrome as a case-example of how pharmacological and genomic insights can contribute to improved therapy. We undertook a literature search for studies of Marfan syndrome, to identify milestones ...
Kroeskop Annebeth - - 2011
  Papular acrodermatitis of childhood, or Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, is a symmetric papular or papulovesicular acral exanthem associated with several infectious agents and immunizations. We present a case of Gianotti-Crosti syndrome appearing shortly after H1N1-influenza vaccination. This has not been previously reported to our knowledge.
Shrivastava Manisha - - 2011
The likelihood of survival in cases of postpartum hemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is as high as 80-90% with early diagnosis and aggressive treatment using plasma exchange (PE). The patients, referred to our center, diagnosed as postpartum HUS presented with thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anaemia with or without fever and severe renal ...
Ndumele Chiadi E CE Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD, - - 2011
The goal of this study was to assess the independent and collective associations of hepatic steatosis, obesity, and the metabolic syndrome with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels. We evaluated 2388 individuals without clinical cardiovascular disease between December 2004 and December 2006. Hepatic steatosis was diagnosed by ultrasound, and the ...
Hwang Sena - - 2011
Hajdu-Cheney syndrome is a rare, autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia marked by acro-osteolysis of the distal phalanges and severe osteoporosis. Although there are more than 60 reports published to date, proper treatment and subsequent outcome have been scarce. Herein, we report a progress of anti-resorptive therapy with zoledronic acid, in a ...
Tsujimura Akira - - 2011
Androgens, the levels of which decrease with ageing, play many physiological roles in various organs. Testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) has received widespread attention in the last several years. First-line treatment for TDS should be testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), which is reported to improve several TDS symptoms. Recently, a clinical practice ...
Jiang Yuan-Hui - - 2011
Hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome is a severe obstetric complication which usually resolves in most patients after delivery. We report a rare case of aggravation of HELLP syndrome after delivery. The patient underwent the treatment for HELLP syndrome, including glucocorticoid therapy. The symptoms of ...
Huber Kurt - - 2011
Ticagrelor (Brilique; AstraZeneca), an oral antiplatelet therapy, was granted marketing authorization by the European Commission in December 2010 for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in adult patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Chanin Jake M - - 2011
We describe a case of a young woman who had methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone (MRSA-USA300)-associated Lemierre's syndrome and secondary necrotizing pneumonia and cerebral infarcts. We also review 11 cases of S. aureus-associated Lemierre's syndrome reported in the literature from 1965 to 2010. Recognition of S. aureus as an emergent ...
Tabarin Antoine - - 2011
Systematic screening studies performed mainly in patients with diabetes mellitus have revealed an unexpectedly high prevalence of occult Cushing syndrome. Such studies may provide a rationale for systematically screening obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, a screening strategy is only justified if it is supported by enough evidence ...
Succurro Elena - - 2011
We compared the performance of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) versus the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in diagnosing the metabolic syndrome and assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the metabolic syndrome definition using HbA1c in identifying insulin-resistant subjects. The cardiometabolic risk factors, HbA1c, and glucose tolerance were analyzed in 774 nondiabetic white subjects. ...
Liangfei Ao - - 2011
Mild forms of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome are common in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization, affecting up to 33% of in-vitro fertilization cycles; 3-8% of cycles are complicated by moderate or severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2006). To treat severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, albumin and other colloid ...
Krishnan Unni - - 2011
Congenital defects of the aortic valve and thoracic aorta are well recognised in patients with Turner's syndrome. Anomalous pulmonary venous connections that were previously considered rare in patients with Turner's syndrome have been detected in up to one in ten patients with the advent of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. We ...
Huang-Doran Isabel - - 2011
Rare syndromes of severe insulin resistance (IR), caused by genetic defects in canonical insulin signalling or adipose tissue development, place patients at high, early risk of adverse clinical complications but are clinically challenging to manage. Prompt evaluation and diagnosis of these individuals not only facilitates more appropriate intervention but, together ...
de Sousa Gideon - - 2011
Abstract Background: We aimed to determine the differences in polysomnographic variables between obese adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with and without metabolic syndrome, as the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is increased in adults with PCOS, OSAS has been regarded as a manifestation of the metabolic syndrome, ...
Theorell-Haglöw Jenny - - 2011
The aim of this study was to assess associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and metabolic syndrome in a population-based sample of women. Four hundred women aged 20-70 years underwent a full-night polysomnography, fasting blood sampling and measurement of anthropometric variables. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the National Cholesterol ...
Avela Kristiina - - 2011
Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is an autosomal dominant condition comprising osteolysis of the terminal phalanges, characteristic craniofacial abnormalities, dental anomalies, and proportionate short stature. The clinical and radiological findings develop and progress with age. Here, we report on a HCS patient with severe scoliosis and exceptionally massive dural ectasia. Congenital scoliosis ...
Sherer David M - - 2011
Acute hematometra, also termed the postabortal syndrome or redo syndrome, is a rare immediate complication of suction curettage characterized by severe lower abdominal cramping in association with an enlarged and markedly tender uterus. We describe the transvaginal sonographic features of this syndrome. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, ...
Nalla Bhanu - - 2011
Orthodeoxia is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by deoxygenation in the upright position and relieved by recumbency. Our rounds illustrate how cardiovascular imaging and echocardiography can be used to diagnose the etiology of this syndrome with respect to its association with patent foramen ovale (PFO) and ascending aortic aneurysms. The ...
Defraia Efisio - - 2011
Abstract Binder syndrome is a malformative midfacial alteration, known also as maxillonasal dysplasia or maxillonasal dysostosis. In this article, two cases of affected patients are reported and the features of the condition are reviewed. One case presents a cleft lip. Hypotheses about etiology, pathogenesis and classification of the syndrome are ...
Bardsley Martha Z MZ Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours, Philadelphia, PA, - - 2011
To investigate risk factors for metabolic syndrome in prepubertal boys with Klinefelter syndrome. Eighty-nine boys with Klinefelter syndrome, ages 4-12.9 years, and 34 age-matched control boys had height, weight, waist circumference and blood pressure measured and their parents completed a questionnaire about physical activity. The boys with Klinefelter syndrome also ...
Morgante Giuseppe - - 2011
In an attempt to evaluate the role of inositol supplementation in insulin-resistant patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), undergoing gonadotropin ovulation induction using the low-dose step-down regimen, we conducted a prospective longitudinal study comparing the stimulation characteristics of 15 patients treated with inositol, to a cohort, matched by age and ...
Bannink Natalja - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: This study aimed at evaluating the impact of syndromic craniosynostosis on quality of life, assessing the association between the presence of craniosynostosis syndrome and prevalence of behavioral problems and assessing the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in syndromic craniosynostosis compared with healthy controls. METHOD:: A prospective study was ...
Franks Stephen - - 2011
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with insulin resistance and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. The attendant hyperinsulinaemia is also thought to contribute to the mechanism of anovulation in PCOS. Both metabolic and reproductive abnormalities are amplified by obesity and the treatment of first choice for ...
Kong G Ws - - 2011
OBJECTIVE. To compare the effects of laparoscopic ovarian drilling in treating infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome in patients with and without metabolic syndrome. DESIGN. Retrospective review. SETTING. A university-affiliated hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. A total of 89 infertile anovulatory polycystic ovarian syndrome patients, who underwent laparoscopic ovarian drilling with completed ...
Dewachter Pascale - - 2011
Apical ballooning syndrome, a reversible left ventricle dysfunction, has been reported following anaphylaxis and, during this clinical circumstance, is seemingly linked to the use of either low or high doses of epinephrine. We report a severe succinylcholine-induced IgE-mediated anaphylaxis in a 65-year-old woman, in whom the diagnosis of apical ballooning ...
Roberts Craig S - - 2011
Compartment syndromes of the forearm, gluteal region, thigh, and foot have not been extensively studied. To provide best-practice recommendations, the available evidence from four systematic reviews of English-language reports with two or more patients with compartment syndromes of the forearm, gluteal region, thigh, and foot were reviewed and compared. For ...
van den Wijngaard C C - - 2011
In the last decade, syndromic surveillance has increasingly been used worldwide for detecting increases or outbreaks of infectious diseases that might be missed by surveillance based on laboratory diagnoses and notifications by clinicians alone. There is, however, an ongoing debate about the feasibility of syndromic surveillance and its potential added ...
Chien Kuo-Liong - - 2011
Evidence of predictive power of various fatty acids on the risk of metabolic syndrome was scanty. We evaluated the role of various fatty acids, including saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, transfat, n-6 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), for the risk of the metabolic syndrome in Taiwan. A ...
Ranjith N - - 2011
Associations between obesity-related polymorphisms and the metabolic syndrome in 485 young ( ≤ 45 Years) Asian Indian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and 300 matched controls were assessed. Genetic variants included the adiponectin 45T→G and 276G→T, LEPR K109R and Q223R, MC4R-associated C→T and FTO A→T polymorphisms. The metabolic syndrome, ...
Sakakihara Yoichi - - 2011
West syndrome is one of the most refractory epileptic syndromes in infancy, and many researchers have made great effort to find optimal treatment modalities for this syndrome. In this review, previous literature on optimal treatments of West syndrome and its refractory nature were briefly presented, followed by an introduction of ...
Guariglia Roberto - - 2011
Iron overload is a frequent consequence in transfusion-dependent myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs), which often requires iron chelation therapy (ICT). Interestingly, ICT may sometimes induce a hematologic improvement that leads to significant reduction or complete interruption of blood transfusions. This phenomenon has been recently described in MDS treated with the new oral ...
Son Jang-Won - - 2011
Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP-4) is involved in the earliest stages of adipocyte differentiation and is recognized as an adipogenic factor for white adipose tissue. The association of serum BMP-4 levels with anthropometric and metabolic parameters has not been previously studied. We aimed to explore the relationship of serum BMP-4 ...
Chien K-L - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The predictive power of adiposity and body compositions measured from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for identifying the risk of metabolic syndrome is unknown among ethnic Chinese. METHODS AND RESULTS: We designed a nested case-control study by recruiting 1000 cases of metabolic syndrome and 986 matched controls from ...
Haimi Motti - - 2010
1p36 deletion is the most common terminal deletion syndrome with an estimated occurrence of 1:5000 live births. The deletion is of variable size. It usually involves less than 10 Mb in the 1pter-1p36.23 interval. Variability of the phenotype is partially related to the extent of the deletion. Some children with a ...
Cervera Ricard - - 2010
The antiphospholipid syndrome is characterized by the presence of arterial or venous thrombosis or recurrent miscarriages in a patient with positive laboratory tests for antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin antibodies and/or lupus anticoagulant and/or anti-beta2-glycoprotein I). Despite the strong association between antiphospholipid antibodies and thrombosis and obstetric morbidity, their pathogenic role in ...
Lawyer Timothy I - - 2010
Serotonin syndrome is a potential side effect of some psychotropic medications in common use today. With over 8000 adverse events related to this condition in 2004 alone, this risk warrants further attention. The deployed environment presents a unique set of stressors and risks involved in treatment with any psychotherapeutic agent. ...
Lorent Natalie - - 2010
Although generally mild, severe immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome may complicate antiretroviral therapy, and it may be difficult to differentiate from treatment failure or toxicity. This article looks at diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of severe infectious manifestations of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome.
Jørgensen Peter Godsk - - 2010
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is known to reduce angina pectoris in patients in whom revascularization is not possible. The therapy is associated with few adverse effects. A case with a previously unknown complication - toxic shock syndrome - that occurred twice in an EECP-treated patient is described. Toxic shock syndrome ...
Alvelos Margarida - - 2011
The early identification of acute heart failure (HF) patients with type 1 cardio-renal syndrome should be the first step for developing prevention and treatment strategies for these patients. This study aimed to assess the performance of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and cystatin C in the early detection of type 1 ...
Bibbo Christopher - - 2011
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis (HITT) syndromes are the result of an adverse reaction to heparin that results in a spectrum of laboratory and end-organ manifestations secondary to thrombosis of both arterial and venous small and large vessels. HITT most often manifests in the extremities as acral ...
Shetty Shrimati - - 2011
Budd chiari syndrome (BCS) is characterized by venous outflow obstruction either at hepatic veins or inferior vena cava, while portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is the consequence of thrombotic occlusion in the extrahepatic venous system. The aetiology of both these disorders is complicated wherein genetic, acquired and local factors interact in ...
Martin Eric - - 2011
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has remarkable pathogenicity and can cause severe infections, such as necrotizing pneumonia, necrotizing fasciitis, and sepsis. To our knowledge, no case of CA-MRSA resulting in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) has been reported. Furthermore, no specific pathogenic link between these two disorders has been described. Staphylococcal ...
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