Prevalence and Severity of Vitamin D Deficiency in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study among Rheumatology Clinic Patients
Mariam Haji, MD, Mohamed Amin, MD, Osama Haji Ahmed, MD, Paula Karabelas, PharmD and Abdulhafez Selim, MD, PhD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: December 04, 2019
This study was performed at Riyadh Care Hospitals, Saudi Arabia. The data were obtained from rheumatology outpatient clinic records that routinely measure Vitamin D levels. The total number of patients in this database was 1,072. The gathered data included vitamin D serum concentration, age, and gender, as well as body mass index (BMI). Patients were diagnosed according to Wolfe, et al. criteria for diagnosing FMS. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) was defined according to Mayo Medical Laboratories Ref...
Muscle Magnetic Resonance Imaging versus Clinical Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Yingyin Liang, PhD, Jie Li, MD, Chen Yang, MD, Xue Xu, MD, Guidian Li, MD, Rongxing He, Dr and Cheng Zhang, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 17, 2019
Impairment in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has been evaluated primarily by muscle fiber microscopy examination. Pathologic examination is limited by the choice of muscle and the invasiveness of muscle biopsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the muscle is a noninvasive method of evaluating muscle preservation. To compare muscle MRI and clinical function in patients at different stages (from early to terminal stage) of DMD, and to evaluate the correlation between fatty infil...