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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132241/rectovaginal-fistula-following-surgery-for-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-does-lesion-size-matter
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Yunxi Zheng, Ning Zhang, Weiqi Lu, Liang Zhang, Shouxin Gu, Ying Zhang, Xiaofang Yi, Keqin Hua
Objective This study was performed to identify risk factors for postoperative rectovaginal fistula (PRF) in patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). Methods Data were retrospectively obtained from the medical records of 104 patients with DIE, and statistical analysis was used to detect risk factors for PRF. Results Five of 104 (4.8%) patients developed PRF from 5 to 16 days postoperatively. The operative procedures included 84 (80.8%) superficial excisions, 6 (5.8%) full-thickness disc excisions, and 14 (13...
September 26, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984172/analysis-of-mortality-in-the-emergency-department-at-a-university-hospital-in-pleven
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Petko Hristov Stefanovski, Radev Vladimir Radkov, Tsankov Lyubomir Ilkov, Tonchev Pencho Tonchev, Todorova Yoana Mladenova, Kovachev Vihar Manchev, Radev Radko Nikolov
Objective To identify the demographic patterns of mortality, the time spent before death in the emergency department (ED), and the causes of fatal outcomes. Methods We performed a 5-year (01/01/2011 to 01/01/2016) retrospective analysis of all non-traumatic deaths in the ED of the UMHAT - Pleven. To extract the necessary information, we used the registers in the ED until the patients' death. Results Among 156,848 patients in the study period, 381 died and the mortality rate was 2.4/100000. The male:female ratio was 1...
October 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984171/aberrant-sylvian-vein-a-newly-described-cause-of-pulsatile-tinnitus
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Zhaohui Liu, Jingge Yu, Pengfei Zhao, Hanjuan Zhang, Qian Wang, Zhenchang Wang
We herein report a newly described cause of venous pulsatile tinnitus: protrusion of an aberrant sylvian vein into the tympanum. A 60-year-old woman presented with a 4-month history of objective persistent pulsatile tinnitus in the right ear with no other complaints. The pulsatile tinnitus diminished with rotation of the head to the right side or by compression of the right cervical vascular structures. The frequency and intensity of the tinnitus were 125 Hz and 20 dB HL, respectively. Audiometry and otoscopic examination findings were normal...
October 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789601/thank-you-reviewers
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August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617199/an-optimal-ultrasonographic-diagnostic-test-for-early-gout-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Eleonora Norkuviene, Mykolas Petraitis, Indre Apanaviciene, Dalia Virviciute, Asta Baranauskaite
Objective To identify the optimal sites for classification of early gout by ultrasonography. Methods Sixty patients with monosodium urate crystal-proven gout (25 with early gout [≤2-year symptom duration], 35 with late gout [>2-year symptom duration], and 36 normouricemic healthy controls) from one centre were prospectively evaluated. Standardized blinded ultrasound examination of 36 joints and the triceps and patellar tendons was performed to identify tophi and the double contour (DC) sign. Results Ultrasonographic sensitivity was lower in early than late gout...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606027/factors-affecting-improvement-of-children-and-adolescents-who-were-treated-in-the-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-inpatient-unit
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Burcu Serim Demirgoren, Aylin Ozbek, Ozlem Gencer
Objective This study aimed to assess the correlates and predictors of improvement in general functioning of children and adolescents who are treated in the child and adolescent psychiatry (CAMHS) inpatient unit. Methods Hospital records of 308 children and adolescents who were treated for at least 1 month in the CAMHS inpatient unit from 2005-2016 were included. Associations with individual, familial, and clinical variables and the difference in Children's Global Assessment Scale (ΔCGAS) scores at admission and discharge were evaluated...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606025/esophageal-foreign-bodies-in-adults-with-different-durations-of-time-from-ingestion-to-effective-treatment
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Xiaowen Zhang, Yan Jiang, Tao Fu, Xiaoheng Zhang, Na Li, Chunmei Tu
Objective This study was performed to identify the differences in clinical characteristics, operative methods, complications, and postoperative hospitalization stays for adults with esophageal foreign bodies with different durations of time from ingestion to effective treatment. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 221 patients with a diagnosis of a foreign body in the esophagus, confirmed by rigid esophagoscopy, flexible esophagoscopy, or surgery. The differences between the two groups (Group A, ≤24 hours from ingestion to effective treatment; Group B, >24 hours from ingestion to effective treatment) were analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606024/effects-of-the-acetabular-fracture-index-and-other-factors-of-posterior-wall-acetabular-fracture-on-functional-outcome
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Hai-Tao Long, Zhen-Han Deng, Min Zou, Zhang-Yuan Lin, Jian-Xi Zhu, Yong Zhu
Objective To analyze the effects of the acetabular fracture index (AFI) and other factors on the functional outcome of patients with acetabular fractures involving the posterior wall. Methods Forty-eight patients who underwent surgery in our department were reviewed. According to the AFI, which indicates the percentage of remaining intact posterior acetabular arc, the patients were divided into Group A (AFI ≤ 25%, 11 patients), Group B (25% < AFI ≤ 50%, 23 patients), Group C (50% < AFI ≤ 75%, 7 patients), and Group D (75% < AFI ≤ 100%, 7 patients)...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606023/over-expansion-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-study
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Yicong Ye, Hao Qian, Ming Yang, Xueqing Zhu, Tianpeng Gan, Shuyang Zhang, Yong Zeng
Objective We aimed to determine the capacity of drug-eluting stent (DES) over-expansion in left main coronary artery disease. Methods Left main interventions with the largest available DES platforms (4.0 mm) and post-dilation performed with large non-compliant balloons (≥ 4.5 mm) were included. Maximal stent diameter (mm) and area (mm(2)) were measured using post-intervention intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Stent diameter and area were calculated with the balloon diameter and inflation pressure. The diameter and area expansion indices were defined as follows: maximal/calculated stent diameter and maximal/calculated stent area, respectively...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606022/severity-and-frequency-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Samet Yılmaz, Burhanettin Çiğdem, Şeyda Figül Gökçe, Sevil Ceyhan-Doğan, Hatice Balaban
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common sensory motor disorder. RLS an urge to move the extremities that may be accompanied by dysesthesias, and significantly affects quality of life of affected patients. The frequency of RLS is higher in different systemic inflammatory diseases. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherited inflammatory disease characterized by attacks of polyserositis, arthritis, and fever. The prevalence of RLS in patients with FMF is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence rate of RLS in a sample of patients with FMF and compare this prevalence with that of a matched normal population...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606021/epileptic-seizures-with-reversible-lesions-in-bilateral-frontoparietal-lobes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Lichao Sun, Zhanpeng Zhu, Guangming Wang, Weihong Lin
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended for patients with epileptic seizures to rule out an underlying focal lesion. However, the radiological characteristics of epilepsy are not well elucidated. Transient periictal MRI abnormality (TPMA) refers to reversible MRI signal changes observed in epileptic patients. A 32-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of epileptic seizures, which initially manifested as focal aware seizures and progressed to a generalized tonic-clonic seizure on the third day...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606019/low-plasma-pdgf-bb-levels-are-associated-with-estradiol-in-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-pdgf-bb-mediated-by-estradiol-in-women
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Lanhua Tang, Zhuying Xia, Zhongwei Luo, Haitao Long, Yong Zhu, Shushan Zhao
Objective This study aimed to investigate the association between low plasma Platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) levels and oestradiol in Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). Methods This prospective study measured plasma PDGF-BB and oestradiol levels in outpatients who were admitted to our hospital. Participants were screened and then allocated to three groups: normal young women, postmenopausal control, and PMOP. Additionally, Sprague-Dawley rats underwent either sham surgery or bilateral ovariectomy (OVX), and were divided into the following groups: sham, OVX, OVX + oestradiol, and OVX + PDGF-BB...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606018/a-saprophytic-fungus-sepedonium-associated-with-fatal-pneumonia-in-a-patient-undergoing-stem-cell-transplantation
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José Arellano-Galindo, Vázquez-Meraz Eugenio, Jiménez-Hernández Elva, Reséndiz-Sánchez Jesús, Martínez-Rivera María de Los Ángeles, Jiménez-Juárez Rodolfo Norberto, Xicohtencatl-Cortes Juan, Ochoa Sara A, Cruz-Córdoba Ariadna
Sepedonium sp . is a saprophytic fungus that inhabits soil and plant material. Few cases of infection with this fungus have been reported. We describe a case of a child who received haploidentical stem cell transplantation. The patient developed Sepedonium sp . infection after graft failure accompanied by cytomegalovirus infection. This was associated with two genotypes corresponding to a gB1 and gB3 mixture, which suggested involvement of two strains. Throughout the clinical course, immunosuppression and subsequent development of the fungal infection was observed...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606017/histoplasmosis-mimicking-metastatic-spinal-tumour
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Bing Liu, Liyan Qu, Jian Zhu, Zhengming Yang, Shigui Yan
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. Diagnosis of histoplasmosis is based on the culture of biological samples and detection of fungus in tissues. Histoplasmosis can mimic malignant lesions. We report a 65-year-old, immunocompetent, male patient with back pain. We describe the main clinical and radiological characteristics in our patient who had vertebral histoplasmosis that mimicked cancer. A computed tomography scan showed lytic lesions of the right side of T4, T5, and T6 vertebral bodies...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606016/research-in-the-precaution-of-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-to-steroid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-rat-femoral-head
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Lu-Yong Jiang, Xiao Yu, Qing-Jiang Pang
Objective To elucidate the effects of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) on steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rats. Methods Twenty-four adult Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups of eight rats each. The rats in the positive control group were injected with dexamethasone at 1 mg/kg twice a week for 5 weeks. The rats in the negative control group were injected with sodium chloride alone. The rats in the experimental group were injected with dexamethasone at 1 mg/kg twice a week for 5 weeks and rHuEPO (500 u/d/kg) daily for 5 weeks...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606015/retrospective-analysis-of-premedication-glucocorticosteroids-and-h1-antihistamines-for-preventing-infusion-reactions-associated-with-cetuximab-treatment-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Kiwako Ikegawa, Shinya Suzuki, Hisanaga Nomura, Tomohiro Enokida, Tomoko Yamazaki, Susumu Okano, Kazushi Endo, Shinichiro Saito, Masakazu Yamaguchi, Makoto Tahara
Objectives We evaluated infusion-related reactions associated with cetuximab combination chemotherapy comprising an H1-receptor antagonist plus dexamethasone as anti-allergy premedications for patients with head and neck cancer. Methods We retrospectively evaluated 248 patients who received a cetuximab combination regimen between December 2012 and August 2015. All patients received 5 mg intravenous dichlorpheniramine (H1-receptor antagonist), and dexamethasone (DEX) was adjusted from 6.6 mg to 13.2 mg according to the emetogenic risk...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587544/postoperative-recurrence-of-adult-renal-cell-carcinoma-associated-with-xp11-2-translocation-tfe3-gene-fusion
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Zhen Wang, Ning Liu, Weidong Gan, Xiaogong Li, Gutian Zhang, Dongmei Li, Hongqian Guo
Objective To analyze the postoperative recurrence of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocation/TFE3 gene fusion (Xp11.2 tRCC). Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board and performed in accordance with the ethical standards established by the institution. Demographic, clinical, pathological, and follow-up data were compiled for the study cohort. Results During a mean follow-up of 41.3 months (range, 3-104 months), 8 of 34 patients with Xp11.2 tRCC were confirmed to have recurrence...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587543/clinical-and-prognostic-factors-in-98-patients-with-malignant-melanoma-in-china
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Min Zhang, Nan Zhang
Objective To investigate clinical and prognostic factors in patients with malignant melanoma (MM) in China. Methods A total of 98 MM patients were enrolled in the study. Enumeration data were analyzed using Fisher's exact probability tests or χ(2) tests. Survival rates were calculated using log-rank tests. A Cox multivariate regression analysis was performed to determine independent prognostic factors. Results The male: female incidence ratio was 1.88:1. The highest incidence rate was seen in the 45-65 year age group...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587542/evaluation-of-cerebral-glioma-using-3t-diffusion-kurtosis-tensor-imaging-and-the-relationship-between-diffusion-kurtosis-metrics-and-tumor-cellularity
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Chong Qi, Song Yang, Lanxi Meng, Huiyuan Chen, Zhenlan Li, Sijia Wang, Tao Jiang, Shaowu Li
Purpose To evaluate the clinical utility of diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging in the characterization of cerebral glioma and investigate correlations between diffusion and kurtosis metrics with tumor cellularity. Materials and Methods A group of 163 patients (age: 40.5 ± 11.5 years) diagnosed with cerebral glioma underwent diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging with a 3 T scanner. Diffusion and kurtosis metrics were measured in the solid part of tumors, and their abilities to distinguish between tumor grades was evaluated...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587540/intertan-nail-versus-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-asia-for-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-in-elderly-patients-with-primary-osteoporosis
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Hui Zhang, Xianshang Zeng, Nan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Ping Xu, Lili Zhang, Deng Chen, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang
Objectives To compare the long-term functional and radiographic outcomes of the proximal femoral nail antirotation-Asia (PFNA-II) and INTERTAN nail (IT) in the management of intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) (AO/OTA Type 31A1.1-A2.3) in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis. Methods A retrospective comparative study was performed in our institution. From January 2009 to March 2012, 243 patients with osteoporosis (243 hips) with IFFs (AO/OTA Type 3.1A1.1-A2.3) underwent repair with either a PFNA-II or IT...
August 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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