Genetic alteration of laboratory rodents may affect their welfare. In compliance with EU Directive 2010/63, potentially harmful phenotypes must be characterised and their effects reduced to what is strictly necessary for the experiment.. These guidelines have been produced by the Working Group of Berlin Animal Welfare Officers. The latest revision, version 1.1 of 1 May 2017, has been accepted for publication in Laboratory Animals. In addition to background information on severity classification, they include examples of the classification of the symptoms in a range of disorders: lethal factors, behavioural disorders, alterations of the skin and coat, diseases of the sensory organs, neurological diseases, diseases of the immune system, cardiovascular and haematological diseases, diseases of the respiratory tract, metabolic diseases, reproductive diseases, cancer, renal diseases and alterations of the locomotor system ...
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Microsoft Research & Defense published a risk assessment matrix for the August 2010, security updates.. According to Microsoft security engineers, eight of the patched vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of Critical with the other six having a maximum severity rating of Important. Furthermore, six of the fourteen bulletins either do not affect the latest version of Microsoft products or affect them with reduced severity.. Visit Microsoft risk assessment matrix for more information. The table helps you to prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment.. Source: [Technet.com]. ...
Using international expert collaboration, we have developed an MLD MR severity scoring system, similar but not identical to the scoring system used in X-ALD. It is designed to be applicable to the standard MR imaging examination and reproducible by any neuroradiologist or other individual familiar with neuroanatomy and MR imaging of the pediatric brain. It should be more useful than a descriptive summary of abnormal brain involvement in these patients. It was developed to address the need for quantitative biomarkers of disease severity that can be used to assess the efficacy of novel therapeutics.. On the basis of our imaging results, we found it useful to categorize positive brain MR scores into 3 groups: mild disease (score, 1-6), moderate disease (score, 7-15), and severe disease (score, 16-34). On initial scans, 8 patients had mild disease (range, 1.92-10.25 years; mean, 3.73 years), 5 patients had moderate disease (range, 4.17-9.4 years; mean, 6.27 years), and 14 patients had severe disease ...
Figure 16-1. Schematic representation of the course of lung function for persons with asthma of different severities as compared with persons without asthma. Both lung function at birth and deficits occurring after birth play a role in determining the course of the disease for a lifetime. (Reprinted with permission from Stern, Morgan, Wright, Guerra, Martinez.…
This ointment has a fairly good reputation among consumers. It can be found in numerous discussion forums. However, it has a disadvantage that is worth knowing about. Despite the high effectiveness, quite a lot of people complain about the long duration of this treatment. A complete cure is possible even after a few months of use. If we do not care about express results, it will not be a problem to use it for several months. It is enough to be patient and follow the recommendations. Do not overdose the product, which will lead to greater skin irritation and prolonged treatment. The majority of patients express their opinions on this subject in a rather positive way, praising it:. It works very well, the first ones were noticeable in different ways already after two months. Redheads have become faded and with time they begin to disappear, I will wait until a full cure.. Acne, like other diseases, can have different severity of symptoms. It is not always necessary to treat it immediately with such ...
Welcome to HW it is a great place for info and support. The best thing to help your daughter is a postive attitude I know you have questions but she will have to learn to take care of this disease. You could go over your list before going to the Dr. with her perhaps there are things she would like to add to it. There are people who are able to be in remisssion for many years on there meds. Some have different severity of symnptoms and disease. Some have fistulizing disease. Has her Dr. started her on meds yet? How was she diagosined thinking she probably had a scaope. Dietatrician may be helpful ,I follow low roughage diet. Hope your daughter gets feeling better soon and if you need more help ask and we will try to help. lol ...
A peripheral arterial study is used to document the presence of disease, determine its functional severity, localize the site of involvement, define the lesion as a stenosis or occlusion, measure its length and provide baseline information for future comparisons. When neuro - musculoskeletal symptoms are present the study helps to determine how much arterial insufficiency contributes to the patients symptoms. Principal clinical indications for peripheral arterial studies include: ...
Cigarette smoking is associated with more severe multiple sclerosis disease course with lower lifetime cigarette smoking load and smoking cessation having no significant effect on disease severity.
Can a person have a mild case of BP? I was talking to a friend of mine and she said she had a friend who was BP but only took Lexapro when she really felt she...
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1. Number of clinic visits required to achieve Stage II (0-1%SS, Severity Rating=1) 2. Number of clinic days to achieve Stage II 3. Percent Syllables Stuttered (%SS) at entry to Stage ...
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Table 3-9 describes the study population in terms of their demographics and severity levels (APR-DRGs, FY 2008 CMS MS-DRGs, and HCCs). These results are shown for both non-PAC users and PAC users. For beneficiaries using PAC services, the demographics and severity within each setting are presented. The proportions show the characteristics of cases discharged to each PAC
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Data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 449 patients of 3 doses of belimumab (1, 4, 10 mg/kg) or placebo plus standard of care therapy (SOC) over a 56-week period were analyzed. The Safety of Estrogens in Lupus Erythematosus: National Assessment (SELENA) version of the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) and British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) SLE disease activity instruments, the Short Form 36 health survey, and biomarker analyses were used to create a novel SRI. Response to treatment in a subset of 321 serologically active SLE patients (antinuclear antibodies ≥1:80 and/or anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies ≥30 IU/ml) at baseline was retrospectively evaluated using the SRI. ...
An SRI response is defined as a reduction from baseline in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 2000 (SLEDAI 2K) score of at least 4 points, no worsening in Physicians Global Assessment (PhGA) (with worsening defined as an increase in PhGA of more than 0.30 point from baseline), no British Isles Lupus Assessment Group A (BILAG A) organ domain score, and no more than 1 new BILAG B organ domain score from baseline ...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by broad clinical manifestations including cardiovascular and renal complications with periodic disease flares and significant morbidity and mortality. One of the main contributing factors to the pathology of SLE is the accumulation and impaired clearance of immune complexes of which the principle components are host auto-antigens and antibodies. The contribution of host lipids to the formation of these autoimmune complexes remains poorly defined. The aim of the present study was to identify and analyze candidate lipid autoantigens and their corresponding anti-lipid antibody responses in a well-defined SLE patient cohort using a combination of immunological and biophysical techniques. Disease monitoring in the SLE cohort was undertaken with serial British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) scoring. Correlations between specific lipid/anti-lipid responses were investigated as disease activity developed from active flares
The association between etanercept serum concentration and psoriasis disease severity is poorly investigated and currently etanercept serum concentration monitoring aiming to optimize psoriasis treatment lacks evidence. In this prospective study, we investigated the relation between etanercept exposure and disease severity via measuring etanercept concentrations at five consecutive time points in 56 psoriasis patients. Disease severity assessments included the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI), Body Surface Area (BSA) and Physician Global Assessment (PGA), and etanercept and anti-etanercept antibody concentrations were determined every three months for a period of one year. The present study demonstrated that the association between etanercept concentration and psoriasis severity is age-dependent: when patients were stratified into three groups, patients in the youngest age group (-50 years) showed a lower PASI at a higher etanercept concentration (β = -0.26), whereas patients in the ...
To explore the inadequacies of health service and its impact on clinical outcomes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in China. A total of 210 SLE patients were randomly recruited between January 2017 and January 2018. Each patient received self-report questionnaires to assess medication adherence [Compliance Questionnaire for Rheumatology (CQR)], beliefs about medicines [Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ)] and satisfaction about medicine information [the Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale (SIMS)]. Associations between SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI-2 K) and observed factors were analyzed by multiple logistic regression. Based on CQR, only 28.10% patients were adherent. The score of BMQ was 2.85 ± 5.42, and merely 32.38% patients were satisfied with the information about their prescribed medicines. Disease activity was associated with SIMS, EuroQol five-dimensions [EQ5D], Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC), depression, use of NSAID
Environmental severity is rarely uniform and can vary widely across different locations and regions. There are many factors that contribute to the severity of a given environment, including climatological, geographical, biological, and human. These factors can vary within a given location and can change year-to-year based upon usage, natural weather patterns, and economic development. The specific environmental factors considered by the environmental severity characterization methods evaluated by this study, either directly or indirectly, can include temperature, humidity/atmospheric moisture, precipitation, salinity, topography, UV, winds, chloride deposition, sulfur dioxide deposition and other pollutants. Recognizing the effects these factors have on the corrosion susceptibility of facilities and prioritizing the mitigation of these effects can significantly impact not only life cycle cost but readiness and safety as well. Characterization of environmental severity for DoD locations and ...
(Medical Xpress)-Patients suffering from severe Crohns disease who were no longer able to tolerate intravenous feedings were able to return to a normal oral diet and saw no clinical recurrences of the disease after undergoing ...
The primary end point of this reanalysis of the URICO-ICTUS data showed that compared with placebo UA therapy doubled the rate of excellent outcome after acute ischemic stroke in women but not in men. Importantly, we identified a significant interaction between treatment (UA or placebo) and sex on the rate of excellent outcome and confirmed that this finding was also significant in multivariate models that accounted for the differences observed between women and men at study onset in demographics, risk factors, initial severity of stroke, and creatinine levels.. In the study, we did not find different rates of vessel recanalization after thrombolysis between women and men as previously suggested in some25-27 but not all cohorts.28,29 Furthermore, the effect of UA therapy on functional outcome was assessed in models adjusted for stroke subtype, age, initial severity of stroke, and for the variable effects of risk factors. Therefore, it is sensible to think that the clinical response to UA therapy ...
Ischemic stroke is a global health problem.The major subtype of ischemic stroke is large artery atherothrombosis (LAA). Depending on the lesion location, there were two different type of LAA, including intracranial and extracranial stenosis. The etiological mechanisms between intracranial and extracranial stenosis are unclear. Previous studies speculated that high lipid level or insulin resistane may result in different severity between intracranial and extracranial stenosis. Therefore, the aim of this project is to explore the role of lipid metabolism, glucose homeostasis, their inducible anti-oxidant and inflammatory related genes, and their phenotypes on risk, severity and prognosis of intracranial and extracranial stenosis. A total of 1800 LAA stroke patients, including 1500 intracranial stenosis and 300 extracranial stenosis patients, diagnosed with computerized tomographic (CT) scan and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will be recruited from seven participant hospitals (NTUH, SKH, WFH , ...
Genetic and clinical characterization: All samples are derived from subjects who undergo a detailed clinical evaluation. Detailed genotyping is performed as well to fully characterize all samples. The clinical evaluation includes measurement of overall disease severity score, age of symptom onset, the strength of the muscle sampled, and the severity of the underlying pathological changes. Genetic analysis includes D4Z4 repeat size analysis on chromosomes 4 and 10, haplotype analysis (4qA or 4qB backgrounds and SSLP analysis) and D4Z4 methylation analysis. The details of the methods used to collect and characterize these samples are available here ...
In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) combination therapy with intravenous PG12 may lead to greater disease burden, finds study.
NTP Experiment-Test: 96020-01 INCIDENCE RATES OF NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY ANATOMIC SITE (a) Report: PEIRPT18 Study Type: CHRONIC WITH AVERAGE SEVERITY GRADES[b] Date: 03/03/04 Route: GAVAGE TEF EVALUATION (BINARY MIXTURE; PCB 126/PCB 153) Time: 10:12:20 FINAL #1 Facility: Battelle Columbus Laboratory Chemical CAS #: TEFBINARYMIX Lock Date: 03/27/02 Cage Range: All Reasons For Removal: 25018 Dosing Accident 25019 Moribund Sacrifice 25020 Natural Death 25021 Terminal Sacrifice Removal Date Range: All Treatment Groups: Include 001 0 NG / 0 UG Include 004 300 NG /100 UG Include 005 300 NG /300 UG Include 006 300 NG /3000 UG a Number of animals examined microscopically at site and number of animals with lesion b Average severity grade (1-minimal;2-mild;3-moderate;4-marked) Page 1 NTP Experiment-Test: 96020-01 INCIDENCE RATES OF NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY ANATOMIC SITE (a) Report: PEIRPT18 Study Type: CHRONIC WITH AVERAGE SEVERITY GRADES[b] Date: 03/03/04 Route: GAVAGE TEF EVALUATION (BINARY MIXTURE; ...
My twin daughters were born at 23 weeks and 5 days, yes 23w 5d!. They just turned 2 in May. Both my girls have different severities of Cerebral Palsy. My daughter, Joy has fluctuated in weight bewtween 14-15 pounds for just over a year now. She weighs no more than 15 lbs and no less than 14 pounds at every doctors appointment. She has been on a Pediasure Plus diet for almost 6 months and still nothing. She doesnt eat solid foods, only purees and eats 4oz every 3-4 hours. She eats purees at least 2 times a day. Everything is high calorie for her. But still no weight gain. Joy is very immobile due to the severity of CP, so she doesnt move around much, so we know that is not the cause of her lack of wieght gain ...
Objective Specific comorbidities and old age create a greater vulnerability to severe Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19). While obesity seems to aggravate the course of disease, the actual impact of the body mass index (BMI) and the cutoff which increases illness severity are still under investigation. The aim of the study was to analyze whether the BMI represented a risk factor f qor respiratory failure, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and death. Research Design and Methods A retrospective cohort study of 482 consecutive COVID-19 patients hospitalised between March 1 and April 20, 2020. Logistic regression analysis and Cox proportion Hazard models including demographic characteristics and comorbidities were carried out to predict the endpoints within 30 days from the onset of symptoms. Results Of 482 patients, 104 (21.6%) had a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2. At logistic regression analysis, a BMI between 30 and 34.9 kg/m2 significantly increased the risk of respiratory failure (OR: 2.32; 95% CI: ...
MODEL RELEASED. Psoriasis on the back after treatment. Psoriasis on the skin of the back of a patient before treatment with UVB light. Psoriasis is caused by excessive skin production resulting in red scaly patches and inflammation. The treatment here resulted in a reduction of the PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) score by 75 percent (PASI 75). For a sequence showing the treatment, see images C014/2541 to C014/2543. - Stock Image C014/2543
Results Tregs were found significantly lower in severely active disease (group D), compared to healthy controls, inactive disease, mild and moderate disease activity (0.57±0.16% vs. 1.49±0.19%, 1.19±0.34% and 1.05±0.36%, 0.72±0.21%, p,0.05, respectively). There was a strongly inverse correlation between Tregs and SLEDAI (r=-0.644, p,0.001). Alterations in disease activity were characterized by inverse alterations in Tregs: relapse (from 1.23±0.44% to 0.64±0.19%, p,0.001, mean change 0.59±0.41%), remission (from 0.65±0.27% to 1.17±0.30%, p,0.001, mean change 0.52±0.35%). In cases with unaltered disease activity, Tregs numbers remained stable (from 0.98±0.35% to 1.03±0.34%, p=0.245). Tregs were practically halved during relapse (mean reduction 42.6±22.2%), and doubled during remission (mean increment 113±120.9%). Mean change of Tregs in cases with unaltered activity was significantly lower (7.3±20.6%, p,0.001). A clinically significant change in SLEDAI (sum of cases with relapse ...
People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine ...
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Damage accrual in SLE patients is an independent predictor of mortality, but which of the 12 domains of the SLICC damage index is the most important has been unknown. The investigators studied 635 SLE patients aged 16 years or older. Of these, 570 (89%) were women who had a mean age of 36.5 years. All subjects had disease duration of five years or less at enrollment. Disease activity was assessed by the investigators using the Systemic Lupus Activity Measure-Revised (SLAM-R) at diagnosis and damage at the last visit ...
The SAE Severity Index is supposed to be an approximation to tolerance limit data, but there are incongruities in its derivation which renders the formula unsupportable. The same logic on which the Severity Index appears to be based can be used to support a wide range of possible values for the expo
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 22:34:26 +0200 From: X41 D-Sec GmbH Advisories ,[email protected], To: [email protected] Subject: X41 D-Sec GmbH Security Advisory X41-2019-003: Stack-based buffer overflow in Thunderbird -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 X41 D-Sec GmbH Security Advisory: X41-2019-003 Stack-based buffer overflow in Thunderbird ========================================== Severity Rating: High Confirmed Affected Versions: All versions affected Confirmed Patched Versions: Thunderbird ESR 60.7.XXX Vendor: Thunderbird Vendor URL: https://www.thunderbird.net/ Vendor Reference: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1553808 Vector: Incoming mail with calendar attachment Credit: X41 D-SEC GmbH, Luis Merino Status: Public CVE: CVE-2019-11705 CWE: 121 CVSS Score: 7.8 CVSS Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O Advisory-URL: https://www.x41-dsec.de/lab/advisories/x41-2019-003-thunderbird Summary and Impact ================== A stack-based ...
Information on the topic of asthma severity. A key message is to classify asthma severity using the domains of current impairment and future risk.
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For a typical assessment the three factors to be assessed are:. Severity: What is the severity of the effect? A failure inevitably creates an effect and the severity of the effect is judged on a scale of 1 to 10. A rating of 1 indicates a low severity of effect should a failure occur and a rating of 10 indicates a very high severity of effect should a failure occur.. Probability: What is the probability of the failure occurring? A failure can be likely to unlikely and the probability of failure occurring is judged on a scale of 1 to 10. A rating of 1 indicates a low probability that a failure will occur and a rating of 10 indicates a very high probability that a failure will occur.. Detection: What is the likelihood that a failure will be detected before it becomes critical? A potential failure may be easily detected and avoided or very difficult to detect and avoid. A rating of 1 indicates a high probability of detection and avoidance before failure and a rating of 10 indicates a very low ...
Results 570 patients (79% women, mean±SD age 56±13 years, disease duration 12.5±10.3 years, disease activity score (DAS28) 4.1±1.6) participated in the validation study. NRS questions performed as well as longer combinations of questionnaires: the final RAID score is composed of seven NRS questions. The final RAID correlated strongly with patient global (R=0.76) and significantly also with other outcomes (DAS28 R=0.69, short form 36 physical −0.59 and mental −0.55, p,0.0001 for all). Reliability was high (ICC 0.90; 95% CI 0.84 to 0.94) and sensitivity to change was good (SRM 0.98 (0.96 to 1.00) compared with DAS28 SRM 1.06 (1.01 to 1.11)).. ...
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Ogden, J (2003) What do symptoms mean? Symptoms should be explained in the broader perspective of the patients cognition and mood ...
Findings from a late-stage clinical trial have shown that treatment with Janssens Stelara induced clinical response and remission in adult patients with moderate to severe Crohns disease refractory to TNF inhibitors, a group for whom there are little treatment options. - News - PharmaTimes
Some of the published research comes from researchers who have used the companys own data collection routines through a "Self-Monitoring Form" thats filled out by customers of the product (a form whose psychometric properties we know nothing of). The majority of customers stop filling out the form after two weeks, however (Rucklidge et al., 2010), suggesting theyve either stopped using the product or stopped enjoying any positive effects from it. In the aforementioned study, 120 families (out 709) agreed to monitor symptoms of their children who were taking EMPowerplus over 6 months time. Naturally, the researchers found a positive effect for the supplement - a 46% decrease in mean bipolar symptom severity scores at LOCF and a 40% decrease in ADHD symptoms.. But whats that LOCF thing? Well, its a technique called Last Observation Carried Forward that researchers use that carries forward drop-out scores as though they had completed the entire study (in this case, observation of scores over ...
Atypical and severe manifestations -- Risk groups for severe disease -- Pregnant women and newborns -- Treatment and clinical management -- Selected references.Chikungunya is a relatively benign disease, and a paucity of literature on severe manifest ...
This flu IS, IMHO, worse than the regular flu, because it targets and kills specifically children. And in my opinion that is a greater tragedy than a disease that kills mostly old people. And it is very very widespread. The doctors around here do not even test for it in most cases. The mild cases will never be reported because no one goes to the doctors office for mild cases as they are swamped right now even more than usual. (And we HAVE health insurance). If the vaccine is not available for everyone who wants it, it is ethically mandated that it be given to the people most at risk for the disease and for serious problems with the disease first - children and pregnant women, and a few others, AFAIK ...
(2000) Mercadante et al. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Four hundred consecutive patients who were referred to a home palliative care program were prospectively surveyed to estimate the prevalence and severity of common symptoms according to the changes...
Alport disease severity may be influenced by additional, non-collagen gene mutations , Alport Syndrome News https://t.co/jE1DUkp9zM ...
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An AI algorithm achieved 80% accuracy for predicting the clinical severity of COVID-19 from patient clinical features. But CT findings didnt help.
Children may manifest moderate to severe levels of cognitive, physical and emotional stagnation when not shown adequate attention and affection by a caring...
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SETTING: A high tuberculosis (TB) burden setting, South Africa. Two frequently used definitions for household are 1) all dwellings on the same plot of land that share the same residential address; and 2) a group of ...
Before I got pregnant the doctor told me I may have a very mild case of PCOS but no cysts...now Im wondering what the crap is going on, is it full on PCOS now? Im almost 9 months postpartum and only pumping twice a day, I would think my period would have returned by now. Im sure if I call the doc theyll say I need to stop breastfeeding first, so I guess Ill wait til then. Now Im starting to worry that we better hurry up and start trying for the next if I do have PCOS. ...
Im 29 years old and was diagnosed with a mild case of PCOS several years back. I got pregnant and gave birth to my Son in August of 2008 (c section).
Last night my chest was so tight, that I could barely breathe. It came and went in severity, and I "managed" to make it - Answered by a verified Doctor
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The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature. ...
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature. ...
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In part 1 of A Paradigm Shift in Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity, we considered some reasons why better ways of considering RA disease activity are n
Data abstracted retrospectively from the charts at 11,359 clinic visits for 310 patients with SLE to the Montreal General Hospital were used to investigate the associations of recent corticosteroid dose and recent Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) score with 8 CHD risk factors (total serum cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein B [Apo B], triglycerides, systolic blood pressure [BP], body mass index, and blood glucose) and the aggregate estimate of 2-year CHD risk. Separate multivariable linear regression models estimated the mutually-adjusted effects of average daily corticosteroid dose and average SLEDAI score within the past year on the current level of each risk factor while adjusting for age, sex, cumulative damage score, disease duration, and, where appropriate, use of relevant medications ...
Immunoglobulin M (IgM) autoreactivity to malondialdehyde (MDA) protein modifications is part of the natural antibody repertoire in health and may have beneficial functions. In contrast, IgG anti-MDA are increased in chronic inflammation and autoimmunity and may instead have pathogenic properties. Herein, we investigated serum IgG anti-MDA levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 398 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients in the Swedish Karolinska SLE cohort and compared these to findings in 225 US SLE patients from New York University and Johns Hopkins University. In two independent cohorts, IgG anti-MDA levels correlated positively with disease activity by the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI; p | 0.0001, Spearman R = 0.3). Meta-analysis found an odds ratio of 2.7 (confidence interval (CI) 1.9-3.9; p | 0.0001) for high anti-MDA IgG levels with active disease (SLEDAI ≥ 6). Furthermore, IgG anti-MDA correlated directly with erythrocyte sedimentation rate
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Background The original version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ30orig) suffers from a ceiling effect and hence has reduced clinical validity. The purpose of this study was to...
Alessandrini, E. A., Alpern, E. R., Chamberlain, J. M., Shea, J. A., Holubkov, R., & Gorelick, M. H. (2012). Developing a diagnosis-based severity classification system for use in emergency medical services for children. Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(1), 70-78.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A longitudinal analysis of prevalence of sustained remission and low disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor: an analysis of the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis. AU - Hamann, Philip D H. AU - Shaddick, Gavin. AU - McHugh, Neil. AU - Hyrich, Kimme. AU - Pauling, John D. PY - 2018/4/30. Y1 - 2018/4/30. N2 - Background: Attainment of remission or low disease activity (LDA) are recommended targets for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, and associated with improved functional and radiographic long-term outcomes. However, evidence reporting the prevalence of sustained remission/LDA is sparse. This study examines how often sustained remission/LDA occurs, and how this outcome has changed between 2001 and 2013 in patients with RA treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR-RA).Methods: ...
METHODS: Patients referred to our regional multidisciplinary pain management center who fulfilled the International Association for the Study of Pain criteria for CRPS Type I were enrolled in the study over a 2-year period. Patients were administered, intravenously, either pamidronate, 60 mg as a single dose, or normal saline. Patients pain scores, global assessment of disease severity scores, and functional assessment (SF-36) scores were documented at baseline and at 1 and 3 months.. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients (18 female, 9 male; average age 45 years) were recruited, of whom 14 received pamidronate and 13 received placebo. Overall improvements in pain score, patients global assessment of disease severity score, and physical function (SF-36) score were noted in the pamidronate group at 3 months, and improvements in role physical (SF-36) score were noted at 1 and 3 months. There was variability in pamidronate response among individuals.. CONCLUSIONS: Pamidronate may be a useful treatment ...
Objective: To explore the role of HLA-DRB1 genes in determining disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis.. ▪ Design: Case series of patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.. ▪ Setting: The outpatient clinic of the Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic.. ▪ Patients: One hundred and two patients with seropositive, erosive rheumatoid arthritis and a minimum disease duration of 3 years.. ▪ Measurements: Patients were genotyped for both HLA-DRB1 alleles and were categorized according to the expression of one or two disease-linked HLA-DRB1 alleles. Identification of HLA-DRB1 alleles was done by the polymerase chain reaction and subsequent oligonucleotide hybridization. Homozygosity for allelic variants was confirmed by sequence analysis. Immunogenetically defined patient subgroups were retrospectively evaluated for joint destruction and patterns of disease manifestation, including rheumatoid organ disease.. ▪ Results: Of 102 patients, 98 (96%) expressed the disease-linked sequence ...
In addition to cell death through apoptosis, the Tim-3 pathway could be involved in the induction and/or expansion of Foxp3+ Tregs. Recently, Tim-3 and Gal-9 mRNA levels were shown to positively correlate with Foxp3 mRNA expression in PBMCs of rheumatoid arthritis patients and were found to be significantly higher in patients with low disease activity compared with those with moderate to high disease activity. This suggests that the Tim-3/Gal-9 pathway could exert its suppressive effect on rheumatoid arthritis disease activity by modulation of Foxp3+ Tregs (36). In HSV infection, Tim-3 had been found to be expressed by activated but not naive T cells; ,50% of T cells in HSV-induced ocular lesions in mice express Tim-3, and blocking Tim-3 signaling resulted in more severe lesions (37). Importantly, Gal-9 administration could diminish the severity of ocular lesions by inhibiting Th1 cells and promoting Tregs (37). In this study, we show that in HCV infection, the Tim-3 pathway appears to control ...
Virtually everyone reading this article knows someone with this dreaded disease, which affects more than 1.3 million people in the United States. Mediated by an overreaction of the immune system, RA can affect virtually every organ system and shorten ones lifespan. RA targets the synovium, causing creation of a toxic joint fluid that leads to degradation of the articular cartilage and bone and eventually to crippling joint damage. Scoring systems to assess RA consist of measures of disease activity involving the joints as well as patient-reported activity and laboratory findings. Among the instruments used to measure RA disease activity are the Patient Activity Scale (PAS); the Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data (RAPID); the Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI); the Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI); the ACR20, ACR50, and ACR70; and the Disease Activity Score in 28 Joints (DAS 28).. These instruments are used in varying degrees as primary and secondary endpoints in clinical ...
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of prestroke physical activity (PA) on acute stroke severity.. METHODS: Data from patients with first stroke were retrieved from registries with a cross-sectional design. The variables were PA, age, sex, smoking, diabetes, hypertension and statin treatment, stroke severity, myocardial infarction, new stroke during hospital stay, and duration of inpatient care at stroke unit. PA was assessed with Saltin-Grimbys 4-level Physical Activity Level Scale, and stroke severity was assessed with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). Logistic regression was used to predict stroke severity, and negative binomial regression was used to compare the level of PA and stroke severity.. RESULTS: The study included 925 patients with a mean age of 73.1 years, and 45.2% were women. Patients who reported light or moderate PA levels were more likely to present a mild stroke (NIHSS score 0 to 5) compared with physically inactive patients in a model that also ...
The Orpington Prognostic Scale and the NIH Stroke Scale are impairment level measures that are strongly correlated. However, the Orpington Prognostic Scale has a slightly higher predictive ability compared with that of the NIH Stroke Scale. The Orpington Prognostic Score explained more of the variance in basic ADL and higher level physical functions at 1, 3, and 6 months after stroke. When the level of impairment on the Orpington Prognostic Scale was categorized as minor, moderate, or major, the predictive ability on functional outcome remained. The predictive ability of the NIH Stroke Scale with 2 severity levels (NIH score ,13 versus NIH score ≤13) declined, although this analysis was based on a small number of cases with NIH score ,13 (n=13).. The NIH Stroke Scale cut point of 13 was selected on the basis of the previous research of Muir et al9 and others.16 Muir and colleagues9 reported that with a cut point of 13 the NIH Stroke Scale predicted 3-month poor functional outcome with a 0.71 ...
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Methods. The ESPOIR early RA cohort of 813 French patients recruited in 2002-2005 was analyzed to identify patients in remission 6 months after enrollment, according to 2 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) criteria: Boolean ≤ 1 for total tender joint count-28, swollen joint count-28, C-reactive protein, and patient global estimate (PATGL), and Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) ≤ 3.3. Agreement with 7 other remission criteria was analyzed - Disease Activity Score-28 (DAS28) ≤ 2.6, Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) ≤ 2.8, and 5 candidate criteria based on RAPID3, joint examination, and DOCGL: "RAPID3R" (RAPID3 ≤ 3.0); "RAPID3R+SJ1" (RAPID3 ≤ 3.0, ≤ 1 swollen joint); "RAPID3R+SJ1+D1" (RAPID3 ≤ 3.0, ≤ 1 swollen joint, DOCGL ≤ 1); "RAPID3R+SJ0" (RAPID3 ≤ 3.0, 0 swollen joints); and "RAPID3R+SJ0+D1" (RAPID3 ≤ 3.0, 0 swollen joints, DOCGL ≤ 1), according to kappa statistics, sensitivity, and specificity. Residual global, ...
Thirty-five patients with voice disorders and 35 normal controls were asked to read the standard passage Ga-eul. For each sample, sentence samples of 26-30 syllable length were trimmed in 3 positions (front, middle, rear) of the passage, measuring cepstral peak prominence (CPP), L/H spectral ratio, and standard deviations (SDs). Overall severity from the CAPE-V was measured perceptually. Upon controlling for severity, cepstral measures were compared between groups and positions. The association of acoustic measures with overall severity was explored by conducting a multiple regression analysis in each position. The diagnostic value of perceptual estimates derived from acoustic measures was explored using ROC curve analysis ...
Association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB alleles, implicated in the aetiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is found to be different in various ethnic groups. This study aimed to investigate DRB1 alleles in RA patients in Turkey, and to examine the effect of these alleles on disease severity. Methods: We performed PCR-based DRB1 genotyping of 104 RA patients recruited from clinical settings and 110 healthy controls. HLA DRB1 alleles frequencies in RA patients and healthy controls were determined. Phenotype frequencies of patients and controls were compared. Disease severity was assessed by radiological erosion, presence of extra-articular involvement, and functional index. Results: Significant differences were in the frequencies of DRB1*04 (46.2% versus 20.9%, p,0.001), DRB1*0401 (10.6% versus 0%, p,0.001), DRB1*0405 (8.7% versus 0%, p = 0.001), DRB1* 0404 (15.4% versus 3.6%, p,0.01), DRB1*01 (21.2% versus 10.9%, p,0.05) and DRB1* (16.3% versus 5.5%, p = 0.01) between RA ...
The focus of the GINA2 shifted in 2006 from asthma severity before treatment to asthma control during treatment, with assessment based on a composite measure of clinical findings. There is now also considerable interest in controlling not only the clinical manifestations of asthma, but also the inflammatory and pathophysiological features of the disease.16 Although previous studies have described airway inflammation in patients classified by asthma severity, based on past severity classification systems,5-7 our study is the first to investigate whether the level of asthma control according to GOAL is associated with direct and indirect markers of airway inflammation. In a large group of patients with asthma with a wide spectrum of disease severity, patients with totally controlled and well controlled asthma demonstrated less hyperresponsiveness to AMP, lower NO levels in exhaled air, lower eosinophil numbers in peripheral blood, lower activated eosinophil numbers and more epithelial intactness ...
Methods. This is a multicenter, cross-sectional, noninterventional study of patients with RA treated in Australia. Patients with RA treated at participating OPAL (Optimising Patient outcome in Australian RheumatoLogy) clinics were included in the study. Data, deidentified by patient, clinic, and clinician, were identified using a purpose-written electronic medical record. Patient demographics, disease onset, medications, and disease measures were analyzed. The Disease Activity Score at 28 joints (DAS28) was used to classify patients into the disease activity states of remission: low disease activity, moderate disease activity (MDA), and high disease activity. Choice of therapy was at the discretion of the treating clinician. ...
Purpose: : To determine the reliability and validity of a new method for grading the severity of keratoconus, the Keratoconus Severity Score (KSS). Methods: : The KSS is a 0-5 point severity scale using common clinical markers plus two corneal topographic indices. An initial test set of 1,012 eyes, including normal eyes, eyes with abnormal corneal and topographic findings but not keratoconus and eyes with keratoconus having a wide range of severity, was used to determine cut points for the KSS. Validation set 1 comprised of data from 128 eyes was graded by KSS and compared to a "clinicians ranking" of severity to determine if the scale fairly represented how a clinician would grade disease severity. Kappa statistics, sensitivity and specificity were calculated. A computer program was developed to automate the determination of the score. This was tested against a manual assignment of KSS in 2,121 (validation set 2) eyes from the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study as ...
Introduction. Vitamin D may have significant role in COPD. Few studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is present in COPD and Vitamin D supplementation may reduce exacerabtions in severe COPD. Aims. To evaluate Vitamin D levels in COPD and to correlate its levels with severity of disease and exacerbation rate. Methods. Sixty two patients of COPD were recruited. BODE index and CCQ was calculated. Staging, Severity and Exacerbation rate was assessed as per GOLD guidelines. Vitamin D levels were measured by ELISA.. Results. Of the 62 subjects, 6 were in GOLD stage I, 21 in stage II, 24 in stage III and 11 in stage IV. The mean CCQ score was 20.75±12.11. The mean BODE index was 3.80±2.97.. The mean Vitamin D level was 23.33±17.56. 15 subjects were in GOLD severity grade A, 6 in grade B, 7 in grade C and 34 in grade D. Vitamin D levels were seen to decrease with increasing severity of disease. Mean levels in Gold severity grade A was 41.02±14.12, in grade B was 31.57±12.49, in grade C was ...
NTP Experiment-Test: 93005-03 INCIDENCE RATES OF NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY ANATOMIC SITE (a) Report: PEIRPT18 Study Type: CHRONIC WITH AVERAGE SEVERITY GRADES[b] Date: 06/18/03 Route: DOSED FEED MALACHITE GREEN Time: 14:30:44 Facility: National Center for Toxicological Research Chemical CAS #: 569-64-2 Lock Date: None Cage Range: All Reasons For Removal: All Removal Date Range: All Treatment Groups: Include All a Number of animals examined microscopically at site and number of animals with lesion b Average severity grade (1-minimal;2-mild;3-moderate;4-marked) Page 1 NTP Experiment-Test: 93005-03 INCIDENCE RATES OF NONNEOPLASTIC LESIONS BY ANATOMIC SITE (a) Report: PEIRPT18 Study Type: CHRONIC WITH AVERAGE SEVERITY GRADES[b] Date: 06/18/03 Route: DOSED FEED MALACHITE GREEN Time: 14:30:44 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FISCHER 344 RATS FEMALE 0 PPM 100 PPM 300 PPM 600 PPM ...
The topical retinoid approved for psoriasis is tazarotene gel and cream and is available in 0.05% and 0.1% formulations. People with type 2 diabetes are regularly screened for heart disease, which may also be advisable for psoriasis patients, he said. No significant differences were found between the two groups in either psoriasis blood type diet rate of disease control at weeks four and eight or the percentage change in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score from baseline to weeks four and eight. Dry eczema conditions and seasonal psoriasis may benefit from a humidifier set to around 35-45% humidity in cold and dry seasons, and a dehumidifier in the hot, humid summer months. The Paleo diet has worked wonders for me.
The density and affinity of beta-2-adrenoceptors on mononuclear cells from peripheral blood were studied in fifteen patients with cirrhosis of different severity and in thirteen controls. There was no significant difference between cirrhotic patients and controls in density or affinity of beta-2 binding sites. Within the cirrhotic group, however, the number of binding sites per cell was significantly lower in patients with severe ascites than in patients with mild to moderate or no ascites. This down-regulation of beta-adrenoceptors could influence the haemodynamic response to beta-blockers. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Galectin-3 level and the severity of cardiac diastolic dysfunction using cellular and animal models and clinical indices. AU - Wu, Cho Kai. AU - Su, Mao Yuan. AU - Lee, Jen Kuang. AU - Chiang, Fu Tien. AU - Hwang, Juey Jen. AU - Lin, Jiunn Lee. AU - Chen, Jin Jer. AU - Liu, Fu-Tong. AU - Tsai, Chia Ti. PY - 2015/11/19. Y1 - 2015/11/19. N2 - Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is characterized by myocardial interstitial fibrosis. A total of 146 patients with HFPEF, were recruited. HFPEF severity was determined using Doppler imaging (E/Em) and also cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). Canine modeling of HFPEF was induced by aortic banding. Hemodynamic and echocardiographic data were obtained before and after pressure loading and myocardial Galectin-3 was determined. Mechanical stretch of cultured cardiomyocytes served as the cellular model of HFPEF. Patients with severe HFPEF had significantly higher plasma Galectin-3 levels. Significant correlation between ...
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY OF PERIODONTIUM DISEASES Indications: Periodontitis of different severity Gingivitis and inflammation of mucousa of oral cavity Intolerance of medical agents Patie
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research aims to publish findings of doctors at grass root level and post graduate students, so that all unique medical experiences are recorded in literature.
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research aims to publish findings of doctors at grass root level and post graduate students, so that all unique medical experiences are recorded in literature.
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary/Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a debilitating and often fatal disease for which there is currently no cure. The environmental and genetic factors that drive susceptibility to the development of PH and responses to therapy are poorly understood. This observation is particularly true in specific demograghic (i.e. male) and clinical (i.e. scleroderma) cohorts noted to experience greater risk and severity of PH. Additionally, little is known about the impact of ethnicity on disease severity These information gaps are exacerbated by the perplexing assortment of clinical characteristics, histopathological entities and responses to therapy that constitute the 5 categories within the current World Symposium classification of PH patients. While providing a framework for the diagnosis and treatment, the current classification has serious limitations in clinical practice. Derived in part from functional measurements with limited predictive ...