Ann Rheum Dis 2020 Oct 30. Epub 2020 Oct 30.
Vinogradov Clinic of Internal Diseases, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.
Mult Scler Relat Disord 2021 Nov 24;57:103429. Epub 2021 Nov 24.
Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 1/2, 9712 TS, Groningen, The Netherlands; Royal Dutch Visio, Center of Expertise for Blind and Partially Sighted People, PO box 1180, Huizen 1270 BD, The Netherlands.
Background: Visual disturbances are common in multiple sclerosis (MS), but visual complaints may be underestimated. While these complaints decrease quality of life, they may not be discussed during clinic visits. People with MS (pwMS) may not be referred to appropriate care. Read More
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Nov 29;212:107061. Epub 2021 Nov 29.
Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, California, United States. Electronic address:
Background: Interbody devices have revolutionized lumbar spinal fusion surgery by improving mechanical stability and maximizing fusion potential. Several approaches for interbody fusion exist with two of the most common being anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF). This study aims to compare patient data, hospital outcomes, and post-operative complications between an anterior vs. Read More
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2021 Dec 4. Epub 2021 Dec 4.
Department of Surgery, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan.
Background/purpose: This study aimed to prospectively assess the current prevalence and risk factors of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after total pancreatectomy (TP).Methods: Between August 2015 and December 2017, we prospectively collected data from 68 Japanese centers on 148 consecutive patients who underwent TP whose computed tomography (CT) attenuation values were evaluated for 12 months. We defined post-TP NAFLD as a liver parenchyma CT value of less than 40 Hounsfield units (HU). Read More
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2021 Dec 4. Epub 2021 Dec 4.
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Background: Germline autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive mutations in PERP encoding p53 effector related to PMP-22 (PERP), a component of epidermal desmosomes, have been associated with a spectrum of keratodermas. Monoallelic nonsense mutations cause Olmsted syndrome with severe periorificial and palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK). Biallelic recessive frameshift and missense mutations are associated with milder forms of the disease, including generalized erythrokeratoderma and PPK. Read More
Department of Dermatology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark.
Background: A large discrepancy between physician-diagnosed and self-reported HS exists. Knowledge regarding incidence and remission rates of self-reported HS is missing, but may help bridge the gap in understanding between these two phenotypes.Objectives: To determine the incidence and remission rates of self-reported HS, and to what degree these are affected by sex, smoking and BMI. Read More