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July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ning Chai, Ying Wu, Miao Zhang, Wen-Bin Wu, Hui Zhang, Feng-Wei Kong, Ying Zhang
Timely treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is not always available for rural women, because the local medical resources are insufficient. The efficacy of remote intervention by smartphone on PMS has not been confirmed.A retrospective analysis was performed on rural PMS patients between January 2014 and December 2015. After a propensity score matched analysis, 60 patients were enrolled and evenly divided into remote group and outpatient group. Multidisciplinary therapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), oral medication, and physical exercise education was used individually, in accordance with their symptoms evaluated by Daily Record of Severity of Problems (DRSP) questionnaire...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chuan Li, Xiao-Yun Zhang, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Lu-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Jia-Yin Yang, Wen-Tao Wang, Ming-Qing Xu, Li-Ping Chen
There is little information regarding the predictive ability of albumin-bilirubin grades (ALBI) plus platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following liver resection. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prognostic power of the ALBI-PLR score in patients with hepatitis B virus-related (HBV-related) HCC within Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A after liver resection.Around 475 patients were included in this study. Patients with preoperative ALBI grades 1, 2, or 3 were allocated a score of 0, 1, or 2, respectively...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xinmiao Shi, Xuhui Zhong, Jie Ding
BACKGROUND: Yupingfeng formula (YPFF) has been prescribed as adjuvant treatment for pediatric patients with primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) in China for years. However, the efficacy and adverse effects of these formulations are controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were performed to evaluate the benefits and harms of YPFF in treating PNS in children. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, CNKI, VIP, WanFang, and CBM databases were searched for RCTs comparing therapies with and without YPFF for PNS from inception to May 13, 2017...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ye Feng, Xianglei Chen, Yi Zheng, Qiao Liu, Haiwen Chen, Yuanhua Cai, Lixia Cao, Xiaolin Lai, Lili Pan, Yang Li, Shao-Yuan Wang
BACKGROUND: BCL-2 Associated X (BAX) is an important modulator of apoptosis. The associations between BAX gene polymorphism and cancer susceptibility and prognosis in different ethnic groups and types of cancer have yielded controversial results. To reconcile the results, a systematic review followed by meta-analysis was performed to assess the associations. METHODS: A systematic search of Medline database (PubMed), EMBASE, China Biology Medicine disc, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang databases for publications on BAX polymorphisms, and susceptibility and prognosis was carried out until July 2017...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Le-Nyu Gao, Bing Zhong, Yong Wang
RATIONALE: Hansen disease is an infectious chronic disease with various clinical manifestations. Its joint performance may easily mimic rheumatoid arthritis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 57-year-old woman diagnosed with Hansen disease 10 years ago, who suffered from joints swelling, pain and joints deformities of both hands for 19 years. The skin on the hands showed rashes, thickening, desquamation and chapping, with both thenar muscles atrophy. She also had severe hypoalgesia of the whole body, and morning stiffness for one hour...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Soo Buem Cho, Sung Eun Park, Chang Min Lee, Ji-Ho Park, Hye Jin Baek, Kyeong Hwa Ryu, Jin Il Moon, Bo Hwa Choi, Ji Young Ha, Sangmin Lee
RATIONALE: Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm induced by benign gastric ulcer is extremely rare and can lead to a fatal clinical situation. To the best of our knowledge, there are only five cases in the literature review. Therefore, it can be a diagnostic challenge for radiologists and clinicians because of rare incidence. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient visited our hospital due to melena and dizziness. DIAGNOSES: The patient showed a huge ulcer and an exposed vessel in the posterior wall of the gastric high body during endoscopy...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yu Wang, Chao Gu, Yongjun Huo, Weiwei Han, Jinfen Yu, Chengzong Ding, Xiuyu Zhao, Yunfang Meng, Chuanting Li
To explore the feasibility of using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the diagnosis of anal fistula and evaluating its activity.Thirty-four patients with perianal fistulas were examined with DTI on a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before undergoing surgery. Based on the surgery requirement and preoperative examinations, the lesions fell into 2 groups: the positive inflammation activity (PIA) group and the negative inflammation activity (NIA) group. Each lesion was divided into 3 regions of interest (ROIs) (i...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yunlan Xu, Jingxia Bian, Kaiying Shen, Bin Xue
The treatment of children between 5 and 12 years of age suffering from subtrochanteric femoral fracture is challenging. The optimal choice of internal fixation for these patients is controversial. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes and complications of titanium elastic nail and open reduction with plate fixation of subtrochanteric femur fractures in school-aged children.A total of 67 children aged 5 to 12 years with subtrochanteric femur fractures treated with titanium elastic nails or open plating were identified at our institution from January 2007 to December 2017...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tadahiko Kubo, Taisuke Furuta, Muhammad P Johan, Tomohiko Sakuda, Mitsuo Ochi, Nobuo Adachi
BACKGROUND: Although surgical biopsy has historically been considered to be the standard diagnostic biopsy for soft tissue and bone sarcomas, recent literature suggests that percutaneous core needle biopsy yields similar results. Therefore, an evaluation of the exact diagnostic accuracy and associated influential variables of core needle biopsy that is based on a large data set would be useful. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Web of Science, and EMBASE to identify core needle biopsy studies for predicting final histological subtypes of musculoskeletal lesions...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Neval Ete Wareham, Caspar Da Cunha-Bang, Álvaro H Borges, Christina Ekenberg, Jan Gerstoft, Finn Gustafsson, Ditte Hansen, Carsten Heilmann, Marie Helleberg, Jens Hillingsø, Paul Suno Krohn, Isabelle Paula Lodding, Thomas Kromann Lund, Louise Lundgren, Amanda Mocroft, Michael Perch, Søren Lykke Petersen, Irma Petruskevicius, Allan Rasmussen, Kasper Rossing, Andreas A Rostved, Henrik Sengeløv, Vibeke Rømming Sørensen, Søren Schwartz Sørensen, Jens D Lundgren
Correct classification of death causes is an important component of transplant trials.We aimed to develop and validate a system to classify causes of death in hematopoietic stem cell (HSCT) and solid organ (SOT) transplant recipients.Case record forms (CRF) of fatal cases were completed, including investigator-designated cause of death. Deaths occurring in 2010 to 2013 were used for derivation; and were validated by deaths occurring in 2013 to 2015. Underlying cause of death (referred to as recorded underlying cause) was determined through a central adjudication process involving 2 external reviewers, and subsequently compared with the Danish National Death Cause Registry...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhe Xu, Feiluore Yibulayin, Ping Shi, Lei Feng
Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) and spindle cell melanoma (SCM) are 2 rare subtypes of melanoma. This study aims to investigate these 2 melanomas comprehensively by comparison.Cases were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (1973-2017).A total of 3657 DM and 4761 SCM cases were identified. DM's female-to-male ratio was 1:2 and SCM's was 0.62:1. The age distribution was similar. Both tumor mostly originated from skin and the eye and orbit was SCM-specific tumor site. Comparing both tumors with DM as reference, significant overall survival (OS) were found depending on sex (women, P < ...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zhuo Liu, Zhuolu Zhang, Chen Chen, Nan Hong
To evaluate the clinical value of virtual monochromatic spectral (VMS) images with metal artifact reduction (MAR) algorithm in dual-energy computed tomography (DECT)-guided microcoil localization of pulmonary nodules.Fifty-one patients underwent DECT after placement of microcoils on small pulmonary nodules before video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Optimal energy level (in keV) was defined as the level at which CT values of nodules were equivalent to those of 120 kVp images and with no serious metal artifacts...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Qinpeng Zhao, Haiping Zhang, Dingjun Hao, Hua Guo, Biao Wang, Baorong He
Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) has been a popular approach for treating thoracolumbar and lumbar fracture, and its relevant complications have been gradually recognized. This study aimed to summarize the complications of PPSF in treating thoracolumbar and lumbar fracture as well as the management and outcomes of the complications.We retrospectively analyzed the patients with thoracolumbar and lumbar fracture who were admitted to our department from February 2011 to February 2015 and underwent posterior PPSF...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Qi Tang, Yuanping Wang, Kuangyi Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF), not only a severe personal healthy problem but also a social financial burden, has become a global health concern. Zhenwu decoction (ZWD) has been widely adopted to clinical practice for patients with CHF. It is necessary to update the researches to reevaluate the efficacy and safety of ZWD to provide the up-to-date evidence for CHF management. Therefore, we provide a protocol of systematic review regarding ZWD for CHF. METHODS: The aim of this study was to retrieve papers on the topic of ZWD treatment for CHF in the electrical databases, including PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Chinese Biomedical database (CBM), Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang database, and Chinese Science and Technology Periodical database (VIP)...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Linjie Chen, Zhifen Zhang, Jian Huang, Minjuan Jin
OBJECTIVE: Several published articles have investigated the association between the -174 G/C (rs1800795) polymorphism in the interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene and the risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, the results were inconsistent. In the present study, a meta-analysis was performed to resolve this inconsistency. METHODS: Eligible studies reporting an association between the IL-6 rs1800795 polymorphism and PCOS susceptibility were included from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library up to December 1, 2017...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Liansheng Gao, Weilin Xu, Tao Li, Jingwei Zheng, Gao Chen
OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing glioma recurrence from the necrosis after radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy is a crucial clinical issue, for the different diagnosis will lead to divergent treatments. The accurate judgment is barely achieved by conventional imaging methods. We therefore assume it is of need to exert a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 11C-choline positron emission tomography (PET), to achieve this goal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Embase, and Chinese Biomedical databases comprehensively to select eligible studies and assessed the quality of each article included (up to May 31, 2018)...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shuzhong Liu, Xi Zhou, An Song, Xiangyi Kong, Yipeng Wang, Yong Liu
RATIONALE: Gorham-Stout syndrome in the spine is extremely rare, and there is no standard curative management thus far. The objective of this article is to report a very rare case of Gorham-Stout syndrome of the lumbar and sacral spine with chylothorax and chyloperitoneum successfully treated by combination of vertebroplasty with cement augmentation and medication treatment. We described the clinical characteristics and postoperative therapy of the patient, and reviewed all of the published cases of Gorham-Stout syndrome of the lumbar and sacral spine...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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