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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191686/ct-features-of-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Song Yang, Jing Wu, Si Lei
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: The computed tomography (CT) features of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD) could play a role in its diagnosis. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis of studies examining the CT features of HVOD. METHODS: Relevant studies published up to May 3, 2017 were searched in major electronic databases. The extracted data included the proportion of various CT features in patients with HVOD. The meta-analysis was conducted using R 3.3.3 with the "meta" package...
November 27, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168584/hemolysis-and-iga-antibodies-against-tissue-transglutaminase-when-are-antibody-test-results-no-longer-reliable
#2
Johannes Wolf, Norman Haendel, Johannes Remmler, Carl Elias Kutzner, Thorsten Kaiser, Thomas Mothes
BACKGROUND: Antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (TTG) of isotype IgA (IgA-aTTG) represent reliable diagnostic markers to confirm or exclude celiac disease (CD). Hemolysis (HL) is an important pre-analytical factor. HL can be quantified as HL index (HI) correlating with the concentration of free hemoglobin. TTG is abundant in erythrocytes and released upon HL. In immunoassays, the released TTG may interfere with binding of IgA-aTTG to the coated TTG. METHODS: We selected 17 HL-free sera from children with biopsy-confirmed CD: 7 with low-positive (1-5 multiples of upper limit of normal [×ULN]), 5 with intermediate (5-10 × ULN) and 5 with high IgA-aTTG (10-15 × ULN)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164836/power-controlled-temperature-guided-retinal-laser-therapy
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Alexander Baade, Claus von der Burchard, Meike Lawin, Stefan Koinzer, Benedikt Schmarbeck, Kerstin Schlott, Yoko Miura, Johann Roider, Reginald Birngruber, Ralf Brinkmann
Laser photocoagulation has been a treatment method for retinal diseases for decades. Recently, studies have demonstrated therapeutic benefits for subvisible effects. A treatment mode based on an automatic feedback algorithm to reliably generate subvisible and visible irradiations within a constant irradiation time is introduced. The method uses a site-individual adaptation of the laser power by monitoring the retinal temperature rise during the treatment using optoacoustics. This provides feedback to adjust the therapy laser power during the irradiation...
November 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153019/-the-actual-questions-of-the-care-of-rare-diseases
#4
Gábor Pogány
The aim was to present the actual situation of rare diseases, especially to characterize the circumstances in Hungary. The most important developments were summarized which could help the care of rare disease patients in the everyday practice. There are around 800 000 patients with rare diseases in Hungary. The lack of information leads to "invisibility" for the health and social care system (most of them without ICD code). Therefore, these patients still have a huge disadvantage even when compared to the patients of common diseases...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124692/ultraviolet-radiations-skin-defense-damage-mechanism
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Dheeraj Mohania, Shikha Chandel, Parveen Kumar, Vivek Verma, Kumar Digvijay, Deepika Tripathi, Khushboo Choudhury, Sandeep Kumar Mitten, Dilip Shah
UV-radiations are the invisible part of light spectra having a wavelength between visible rays and X-rays. Based on wavelength, UV rays are subdivided into UV-A (320-400 nm), UV-B (280-320 nm) and UV-C (200-280 nm). Ultraviolet rays can have both harmful and beneficial effects. UV-C has the property of ionization thus acting as a strong mutagen, which can cause immune-mediated disease and cancer in adverse cases. Numbers of genetic factors have been identified in human involved in inducing skin cancer from UV-radiations...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082005/maternal-and-child-health-services-and-an-integrated-life-cycle-approach-to-the-prevention-of-non-communicable-diseases
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REVIEW
Luisa Brumana, Alvaro Arroyo, Nina R Schwalbe, Susanna Lehtimaki, David B Hipgrave
Described as the 'invisible epidemic', non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the world's leading cause of death. Most are caused by preventable factors, including poor diet, tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol and physical inactivity. Diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases were responsible for 38 million (68%) of global deaths in 2012. Since 1990, proportionate NCD mortality has increased substantially as populations have aged and communicable diseases decline. The majority of NCD deaths, especially premature NCD deaths (<70 years, 82%), occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and among poor communities within them...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038298/subversion-of-nk-cell-and-tnf%C3%AE-immune-surveillance-drives-tumor-recurrence
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Tim Kottke, Laura Evgin, Kevin G Shim, Diana Rommelfanger, Nicolas Boisgerault, Shane Zaidi, Rosa Maria Diaz, Jill Thompson, Elizabeth Ilett, Matt Coffey, Peter Selby, Hardev Pandha, Kevin Harrington, Alan Melcher, Richard Vile
Understanding how incompletely cleared primary tumors transition from minimal residual disease (MRD) into treatment-resistant, immune-invisible recurrences has major clinical significance. We show here that this transition is mediated through the subversion of two key elements of innate immunosurveillance. In the first, the role of TNFα changes from an antitumor effector against primary tumors into a growth promoter for MRD. Second, whereas primary tumors induced a natural killer (NK)-mediated cytokine response characterized by low IL6 and elevated IFNγ, PD-L1(hi) MRD cells promoted the secretion of IL6 but minimal IFNγ, inhibiting both NK-cell and T-cell surveillance...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030241/discovery-of-hidden-allosteric-sites-as-novel-targets-for-allosteric-drug-design
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REVIEW
Shaoyong Lu, Mingfei Ji, Duan Ni, Jian Zhang
Hidden allosteric sites, as a novel type of allosteric site, are invisible in ligand-unbound (apo) crystal structures, but can emerge in ligand-bound (holo) crystal structures when a specific ligand binds to, and stabilizes, a unique conformation favored by the ligand. However, the identification of these sites is a significant challenge. Several computational and experimental approaches have been developed to identify such sites in proteins. Here, we outline these approaches, with a focus on examples of the successful use of such techniques...
October 10, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950835/determinants-of-uptake-of-hepatitis-b-testing-and-healthcare-access-by-migrant-chinese-in-the-england-a-qualitative-study
#9
Andrew Chee Keng Lee, Alicia Vedio, Eva Zhi Hong Liu, Jason Horsley, Amrita Jesurasa, Sarah Salway
BACKGROUND: Global migration from hepatitis B endemic countries poses a significant public health challenge in receiving low-prevalence countries. In the UK, Chinese migrants are a high risk group for hepatitis B. However, they are an underserved population that infrequently accesses healthcare. This study sought to increase understanding of the determinants of hepatitis B testing and healthcare access among migrants of Chinese ethnicity living in England. METHODS: We sought to obtain and integrate insights from different key stakeholders in the system...
September 26, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934765/qualitative-study-the-experience-and-impact-of-living-with-behcet-s-syndrome
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Vicky Tai, Karen Lindsay, Joanne L Sims, Fiona M McQueen
AIM: Behcet's syndrome is a rare chronic multisystemic vasculitis of unknown aetiology, is unpredictable and can cause life-threatening complications. This qualitative study aims to explore the experiences of patients living with Behcet's syndrome in New Zealand. METHODS: Eight English-speaking patients participated in in-depth semi-structured interviews about their experiences of living with Behcet's syndrome. Interviews were recorded and transcribed. Data were analysed using a general inductive thematic approach...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931667/an-invisible-disease-severe-asthma-is-more-than-just-bad-asthma
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EDITORIAL
Sally E Wenzel, Sheila Brillhart, Kristin Nowack
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September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922442/volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy-for-barrett-s-esophagus-looking-at-the-fine-print
#12
REVIEW
Deepanshu Jain, Sanna Fatima, Shilpa Jain, Shashideep Singhal
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition. The incidence of adenocarcinoma in BE has been reported to be between 0.1-3%. Dysplasia in BE is patchy and extensive biopsy sampling is labor intensive, low yield and does not eliminate the sampling error completely. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) is expected to enable endoscopists to do targeted biopsy of dysplastic/cancerous lesions (not visible on white light endoscopy) among patients with BE. We reviewed 7 studies with a total of 62 subjects who had undergone VLE...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904811/which-symptoms-contribute-the-most-to-patients-perception-of-health-in-multiple-sclerosis
#13
Rivka Green, Gary Cutter, Michael Friendly, Ilya Kister
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is a polysymptomatic disease. Little is known about relative contributions of the different multiple sclerosis symptoms to self-perception of health. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between symptom severity in 11 domains affected by multiple sclerosis and self-rated health. METHODS: Multiple sclerosis patients in two multiple sclerosis centers assessed self-rated health with a validated instrument and symptom burden with symptoMScreen, a validated battery of Likert scales for 11 domains commonly affected by multiple sclerosis...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898327/-transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-health-care-services-for-adolescents-with-chronic-diseases-recommendations-from-the-adolescent-branch-from-sociedad-chilena-de-pediatr%C3%A3-a
#14
Tamara Zubarew, Loreto Correa, Paula Bedregal, Carolina Besoain, Alejandro Reinoso, Macarena Velarde, María Teresa Valenzuela, Carolina Inostroza
The Adolescent Branch from Sociedad Chilena de Pediatría supports the implementation of planned programs for transition from child to adult health centers, oriented to adolescents with chronic diseases, in order to ensure an appropriate follow-up and a high-quality health care. Recommendations for care are set out in the FONIS and VRI PUC project carried out by the Division of Pediatrics of the Universidad Católica de Chile: “Transition process from pediatric to adult services: perspectives of adolescents with chronic diseases, caregivers and health professionals”, whose goal was to describe the experience, barriers, critical points, and facilitators in the transition process...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882578/surgery-versus-surveillance-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-endoscopically-invisible-low-grade-dysplasia-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#15
Ben Parker, James Buchanan, Sarah Wordsworth, Satish Keshav, Bruce George, James E East
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is uncertainty regarding the optimal management of endoscopically invisible (flat) low-grade dysplasia in ulcerative colitis. Such a finding does not currently provide an automatic indication for colectomy; however, a recommendation of surveillance instead of surgery is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of colonoscopic surveillance versus colectomy for endoscopically invisible low-grade dysplasia of the colon in ulcerative colitis...
December 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856871/pfannenstiel-laparoendoscopic-reduced-port-bilateral-radical-nephrectomy-for-a-patient-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-undergoing-hemodialysis
#16
Takeo Nomura, Mutsushi Yamasaki, Kohei Takei, Fuminori Sato, Toshiro Terachi, Hiromitsu Mimata
We performed Pfannenstiel laparoendoscopic reduced-port bilateral radical nephrectomy on a patient with renal cell carcinoma undergoing hemodialysis. A 4-cm Pfannenstiel incision was made, and a GelPOINT access was inserted. Three trocars were placed through the access platform, and additional 5- and 3-mm trocars were inserted in the umbilicus and paraumbilical area, respectively. After left nephrectomy, right nephrectomy was successfully completed in 401 min, with an estimated blood loss of 70 mL. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications, and the patient was discharged 10 days postoperatively...
August 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846523/performing-pain-and-inflammation-rendering-the-invisible-visible
#17
Arseli Dokumaci
These drawings represent everyday experiences of an artist who has been living with rheumatoid arthritis since her teenage years. Over the course of 20 years, the disease has damaged a series of joints in her body. Pain and inflammation accompany the most mundane of her movements and gestures. Fatigue and side effects of medications are routine parts of life. None of her impairments are publicly recognized and duly accommodated, as she is not (yet) visibly disabled. Asking for a seat on the bus, for instance, turns into a thorough social negotiation, as does having to constantly remind people that she actually is disabled...
August 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839393/invisible-lichen-planopilaris-unmasked-by-dermatoscopy
#18
Balakrishnan Nirmal, Renu George, Thomas Alex Kodiatte
Lichen planopilaris is a form of lymphocyte-mediated primary cicatricial alopecia characterized by perifollicular scaling progressing to patches of alopecia depending on the clinical variant. The course is relentlessly progressive and chronic. Hence, early diagnosis and institution of therapy are imperative to halt the disease progress. Although definitive diagnosis is made by scalp biopsy, the detection is usually delayed. Dermatoscopy helps in early recognition of this condition which at that stage is clinically invisible...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838456/successful-treatment-of-stricture-of-duct-to-duct-biliary-anastomosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-of-the-left-lobe-a%C3%A2-case%C3%A2-report
#19
Y Nakaseko, H Shiba, E Yamanouchi, Y Takano, T Sakamoto, H Imazu, H Ashida, K Yanaga
Biliary complications, such as stricture or obstruction, after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) remain major problems to be solved. Magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) is a minimally invasive method of biliary anastomosis without surgery in patients with biliary stricture or obstruction. A 66-year-old woman had undergone LDLT for end-stage liver disease for primary biliary cholangitis 20 months previously at another hospital. Computerized tomography showed dilation of the intrahepatic bile duct (B2)...
September 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830058/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-of-the-liver-using-sonovue
#20
Giovanna Ferraioli, Maria Franca Meloni
This review focuses on the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with SonoVue Epub ahead of print (Bracco Imaging) for the diagnosis of focal liver lesions (FLLs), guidance during ablative treatment, and follow-up of liver tumors. Multicenter trials have shown that the performance of CEUS for the characterization of FLLs is similar to that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography or contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. CEUS with SonoVue has been effectively used for guiding the percutaneous treatment of malignant liver tumors that are invisible or poorly visualized in traditional gray-scale ultrasonography...
July 12, 2017: Ultrasonography
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