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Positional and dimensional temporomandibular joint changes after correction of posterior crossbite in growing patients: A systematic review.

To elucidate the positional and dimensional temporomandibular joint (TMJ) changes after correction of posterior crossbite in growing patients.

Polymorphisms of the SCN10A Gene in Patients With Sick Sinus Syndrome.

To study association of rs6795970 polymorphism of SCN10A gene with development of idiopathic sick sinus syndrome (ISSS).

NGAL as a marker for some extrarenal complications in acute coronary syndrome.

To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

A retrospective analysis of the quality of treatment preceding acute coronary syndrome in real outpatient practice in patients with atrial fibrillation: local register data.

To study retrospectively the treatment preceding acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in real-life outpatient practice on the territory of Kirov Region.

Secondary form of Takotsubo syndrome, developed on pulmonary embolism.

The clinical case of the Takotsubo syndrome (TT) developed in process of treatment pulmonary embolism (PE) in old woman is described. A feature of this observation is the occurrence of TT not in the acute phase of PE, but in a month after the debut of the disease and in a week after the start of successful treatment.

Pull-out of Upper Thoracic Pedicle Screws Can Cause Spinal Canal Encroachment in Growing Rod Treatment.

Proximal foundation failure is a common complication of growing rod (GR) treatment for early-onset scoliosis. Spinal canal encroachment due to pull-out of pedicle screw used as proximal foundation has been anecdotally reported in GR patients. The aim of this study is to report the prevalence of spinal canal encroachment of pedicle screws in GR treatment and determine risk factors using a single-ce...

Rituximab for Sight-Threatening Lupus-Related Retinal Vasculitis: Erratum.

Case Reports and Consent for Publishing in Rheumatology Journals: A Latin American Perspective.

Case reports have a long-standing tradition in the current rheumatology literature. We aimed to present the main points of view regarding the importance, meaning, and barriers of consent for publishing under the comprehensive protection of patients' rights within this genre. We encourage Latin American editors and authors of rheumatology journals to adopt the best ethical practices in the field, a...

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The Profile of Serum Transferrin Isoforms in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Transferrin, a microheterogeneous iron-transporting N-glycoprotein, is an optimal model for the analysis of the glycosylation profile in rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this study was to assess the transferrin isoforms profile in RA patients at the time of diagnosis and then look into the associations with disease activity.

Unprovoked Pulmonary Embolism Identified on Initial Presentation of Adult-Onset Still Disease in an Elderly Patient With No Malignancy.

Management for Simultaneous Patella Tendon and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures: A Systematic Review of Available Literature.

Combined rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patella tendon (PT) is a rare injury pattern. Currently little evidence exists to help guide management decisions for these patients.

Minimally Invasive Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Using Headless Screw: Surgical Technique.

Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthritis causes debilitating hand pain and instability leading to significant functional impairment. Arthrodesis remains the gold standard for treatment of PIP arthritis. We present a minimally invasive PIP arthrodesis that provides rigid fixation with a headless compression screw. Seven patients who presented to the senior author with PIP joint arthritis unde...

Ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis of CXCL7 leads to posterior longitudinal ligament ossification.

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), a spinal ligament, reduces the range of motion in limbs. No treatment is currently available for OPLL, which is why therapies are urgently needed. OPLL occurs in obesity, is more common in men, and has an onset after 40 years of age. The mechanisms underlying OPLL remain unclear. In this study, we performed a serum proteomic analysis in b...

Changes in the vibration sensitivity and pressure pain thresholds in patients with burning mouth syndrome.

To investigate the presence of changes in vibration detection and pressure pain threshold in patients with burning-mouth syndrome (BMS).

The role of hybrid bone SPECT/CT imaging in the work-up of the limping patient: a symptom-based and joint-oriented review.

A vast spectrum of lower limb bone and joint disorders (hip, knee, ankle, foot) present with a common clinical presentation: limping. Too often this symptom generates an inefficient cascade of imaging studies. This review attempts to optimise the diagnostic effectiveness of bone scintigraphy using the hybrid SPECT/CT technique in relation to the diagnostic clues provided by other imaging modalitie...

F- FDG PET/CT joint assessment of early therapeutic response in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with rituximab.

F-FDG PET/CT has been proposed in the evaluation of the disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The goals of this study were to evaluate the reproducibility of the technique, to compare metabolic parameters to clinical, biological and ultrasonographic parameters before and after treatment and to evaluate whether the early metabolic response was related to the outcome. F- FDG PET/CT of the h...

Castration induces satellite cell activation that contributes to skeletal muscle maintenance.

Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle, is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer patients. Resident stem cells of skeletal muscle, satellite cells (SCs), are an essential source of progenitors for the growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle. Decreased androgen signaling and deficits in the number and function of SCs are features of aging. Although ...

Oral yeast colonization in patients with primary and secondary Sjögren's syndrome.

The study aimed to investigate the pattern of oral yeast colonization of Sjögren's syndrome patients and its correlation to salivary flow rates, age and time of the disease progression.

What Variables Are Associated With the Outcome of Arthroscopic Lysis and Lavage Surgery for Internal Derangement of the Temporomandibular Joint?

Arthroscopic lysis and lavage surgery (AS) is an effective modality that can decrease pain and increase maximum interincisal opening (MIO) in patients with internal derangement (ID) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). However, some patients remain in pain or have limited mandibular range of motion despite AS. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness, prevalence of adverse eff...

Flight duration and flight muscle ultrastructure of unfed hawk moths.

Flight muscle breakdown has been reported for many orders of insects, but the basis of this breakdown in insects with lifelong dependence on flight is less clear. Lepidopterans show such muscle changes across their lifespans, yet how this change affects the ability of these insects to complete their life cycles is not well documented. We investigated the changes in muscle function and ultrastructu...

Comparison of Stanford B aortic dissection patients who received TEVAR combined with or without sleep apnea syndrome.

Patients with Stanford B aortic dissection usually complicated with sleep apnea syndrome. This condition always threatens the patients' respiration situation. In this study, we collected and analysis data of patients' peri-operative managements of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for Stanford B Aortic Dissection (AD) complicated with Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS). Comparison has been made ...

Inflammatory patterns in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and acute coronary syndrome: A propensity score matched analysis.

Systemic inflammatory activation can be observed in both Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study was therefore to compare circulating cytokine levels during the acute and subacute phase of TTC and ACS.

CD133+ cells derived from skeletal muscles of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients have a compromised myogenic and muscle regenerative capability.

Cell-mediated gene therapy is a possible means to treat muscular dystrophies like Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Autologous patient stem cells can be genetically-corrected and transplanted back into the patient, without causing immunorejection problems. Regenerated muscle fibres derived from these cells will express the missing dystrophin protein, thus improving muscle function. CD133+ cells derived...

Features of the course of irritable bowel syndrome in patients with excess body weight.

Introduction: Currently, the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is only based on clinical symptoms without clear interpretation and can be interpreted differently, complicating the diagnosis. Therefore, to study features of the prevalence and the course of IBS in patients with excessive body weight / obesity is of particular significance nowadays. The aim of the research is to evaluate th...

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