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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926914/comorbidities-in-turkish-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-terms-of-disease-activity-functional-and-radiological-status-severity-of-pain-and-social-and-emotional-functioning
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Yesim Garip, Filiz Eser, Hatice Bodur
AIMS: The aim of our study was to investigate the comorbidities in Turkish RA patients and evaluate the impact of comorbidities on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in terms of disease activity, functional and radiological status, severity of pain, and social and emotional functioning. METHODS: In a cross-sectional setting, a total of 160 RA patients who were admitted to our outpatient clinic between December 2013 and February 2014 were consecutively enrolled in the study...
November 23, 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920657/disseminated-histoplasmosis-a-challenging-differential-diagnostic-consideration-for-suspected-malignant-lesions-in-the-digestive-tract
#2
Bernhard Doleschal, Therese Rödhammer, Oleksiy Tsybrovskyy, Karl J Aichberger, Franz Lang
Histoplasmosis is well characterized as an endemic fungal disease restricted to certain areas of the USA. In Middle Europe, most patients present with acute pulmonary symptoms after travelling to endemic areas. Here, we want to illustrate the case of a 67-year-old man who presented with persistent oral ulcers, hoarseness, dysphagia, diarrhea, and weight loss to our Department of Otorhinolaryngology in December 2014. He was a retired construction worker and had a history of soil-disruptive activities in Africa and Middle and South America during employment...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919336/tissue-reactions-to-ionizing-radiation-oral-mucosa
#3
Sylvia Gruber, Wolfgang Dörr
Radiotherapy is one of the most effective treatment strategies for solid malignancies, including head-and-neck tumors (HNT). Oral mucositis is the most frequent, often dose-limiting early adverse event of radio(chemo)therapy for HNT. The oral mucosal response is - like that of typical turnover tissues - based on radiation-induced impairment of epithelial proliferation and cell production, in face of ongoing physiological cell differentiation and cell loss, consequently resulting in hypoplasia and eventually mucosal ulceration...
October 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916349/pediatric-pyoderma-gangrenosum-is-it-just-big-wounds-on-little-adults
#4
Tahereh Soleimani, Sarah E Sasor, Leigh Spera, Barry E Eppley, Juan Socas, Michael W Chu, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, ulcerative, cutaneous condition, often caused by surgical trauma that can masquerade as a pyogenic disease process requiring debridement and antibiotics. Treatment is, however, medical, with delay leading to significant morbidity. In addition, medical workup for coincident disorders has been suggested. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that pediatric PG has differing disease associations and therefore requires a differing medical workup...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891348/composite-hemangioendothelioma-report-of-a-rare-case
#5
Amoolya Bhat, Vijaya Chowdappa
Composite Hemangioendothelioma (CHE) is a new entity classified under the Heman gioendothelioma (HE) group of tumours. It is an extremely rare vascular neoplasm of low to moderate malignancy. Very few cases have been described in the literature. We herein report a case of CHE arising in a 31-year-old male who presented with a history of painless slow growing swelling on upper back since 1year. Clinically, the surface of firm and mobile swelling of 1.5x1.5cm showed focal ulcerations. The histopathological findings were consistent with the diagnosis of composite hemangioendothelioma...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887016/inferior-vena-caval-filter-strut-perforation-causing-intramural-duodenal-haematoma
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Zoheb Berry Williams, Nicole M Organ, Stephen Deane
We present a case of intramural duodenal haematoma caused by inferior vena caval (IVC) filter strut perforation requiring innovative open and endovascular retrieval. A 32-year-old woman presents in shock with dull epigastric pain and non-bilious vomiting. She had previously had an IVC filter for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Computed tomography demonstrated strut perforation into the second part of the duodenum, causing intramural haematoma and duodenal obstruction. Laparotomy facilitated evacuation of the duodenal haematoma, while the IVC filter was retrieved by endovascular means...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885870/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-for-restorative-coloproctectomy-in-an-obese-high-risk-patient-with-colitis-associated-carcinoma
#7
Laura Isabel Hanke, Fabian Bartsch, Sebastian Försch, Florian Heid, Hauke Lang, Werner Kneist
Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) offers great potential for the treatment of malign and benign diseases. However, laparoscopic-assisted TaTME in ulcerative colitis has not been described in more than a handful of patients. We present a 47-year-old highly comorbid female patient with an ulcerative colitis-associated carcinoma of the ascending colon and steroid-refractory pancolitis. A two-stage restorative coloproctectomy including right-sided complete mesocolic excision was conducted. The second step consisted of a successful nerve-sparing TaTME and a handsewn ileal pouch-anal anastomosis...
November 25, 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879545/epstein-barr-virus-associated-mucocutaneous-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-importance-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-conservative-management
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Anant Vatsayan, Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Ahuja, Rachel Egler, Rose C Beck, Yousif Matloub
Epstein-Barr virus-associated mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a recently characterized entity that falls under the spectrum of EBV-lymphoproliferative disorders. First described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al, it is an EBV-driven localized proliferation of B cells, occurring in mucocutaneous tissues including the skin, the oropharynx, and the gastrointestinal tract of immunosuppressed patients in the absence of an intact T-cell repertoire. Typically, it has been described in elderly patients with age-related immunosenescence and patients who are on immunosuppressive therapy...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878477/paraneoplastic-pemphigus-and-autoimmune-blistering-diseases-associated-with-neoplasm-characteristics-diagnosis-associated-neoplasms-proposed-pathogenesis-treatment
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REVIEW
Saritha Kartan, Vivian Y Shi, Ashley K Clark, Lawrence S Chan
Autoimmune paraneoplastic and neoplasm-associated skin syndromes are characterized by autoimmune-mediated cutaneous lesions in the presence of a neoplasm. The identification of these syndromes provides information about the underlying tumor, systemic symptoms, and debilitating complications. The recognition of these syndromes is particularly helpful in cases of skin lesions presenting as the first sign of the malignancy, and the underlying malignancy can be treated in a timely manner. Autoimmune paraneoplastic and neoplasm-associated bullous skin syndromes are characterized by blister formation due to an autoimmune response to components of the epidermis or basement membrane in the context of a neoplasm...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866791/mesenchymal-stem-cells-the-roles-and-functions-in-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-tumor-growth
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REVIEW
Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Osamu Ishikawa
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are bone marrow-derived non-hematopoietic progenitor cells. MSCs are able to differentiate into various types of cells, including chondrocytes, adipocytes, osteocytes, myocytes, endothelial cells, and keratinocytes. There is increasing evidence that MSCs might be located external to the vasculature, and that perivascular cells in the skin, generally called as "pericytes", might include MSCs. It has been suggested that MSCs localized around blood vessels might migrate into wounds and contribute to the restoration of injured tissues...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865796/bletilla-striata-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
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REVIEW
Xirui He, Jiacheng Fang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Zefeng Zhao, Yu Chang, Hao Guo, Linhong Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Orchidaceae), also known as Hyacinth Orchid and Baiji (Simplified Chinese: ), not only has been widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also has been applied topically to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Additional medical applications include the treatment of tuberculosis, malignant ulcers, hemorrhoids, anthrax, eye diseases, and silicosis...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864417/tumor-thickness-and-mitotic-rate-robustly-predict-melanoma-specific-survival-in-patients-with-primary-vulvar-melanoma-a-retrospective-review-of-100-cases
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Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Jonathan L Curry, Jing Ning, Jin Piao, Carlos A Torres Cabala, Phyu P Aung, Doina Ivan, Merrick I Ross, Charles F Levenback, Michael Frumovitz, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Michael A Davies, Anais Malpica, Victor Prieto, Michael T Tetzlaff
PURPOSE: Primary vulvar melanoma (PVM) is the second most common vulvar malignancy. Despite their distinct anatomic site and unique molecular-genetic alterations, PVMs are staged according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) guidelines for primary cutaneous melanomas (PCM). However, whether parameters derived for PCM also apply to PVM remains a critical yet largely unexplored clinical question. The objective of this study was to determine the parameters predictive of survival in PVM...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864300/oral-and-gastrointestinal-symptomatic-metastases-as-initial-presentation-of-lung-cancer
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Jenifer Jeba, Selvamani Backianathan, Gunadala Ishitha, Ashish Singh
Metastasis to the tongue, duodenum or pancreas from primary lung cancer is uncommon. Primary lung cancer presenting with symptoms related to metastases at these sites, at initial presentation is extremely rare. We report a 45-year-old man with disseminated lung malignancy who presented with dyspepsia, melena, symptoms due to anaemia and swelling in the tongue. Oral examination revealed a hard submucosal anterior tongue lesion. Biopsies from the tongue lesion and the duodenal ulcer seen on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were suggestive of metastasis from lung primary...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861496/clinical-characteristics-of-malignant-melanoma-in-southwest-china-a-single-center-series-of-82-consecutive-cases-and-a-meta-analysis-of-958-reported-cases
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Jia Yu, Xue Luo, Hui Huang, Zhifang Zhai, Zhu Shen, Hui Lin
PURPOSE: The present study determined the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors in patients with malignant melanoma based on a series of 82 cases from January 2009 to December 2014 in Southwest Hospital and a meta-analysis (including 12 articles) involving 958 patients in China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The database elements included basic demographic data and prognosticators which were extracted from medical records. Statistical analyses of survival, and multivariate analyses of factors associated with survival were performed using the Kaplan-Meier method, and the Cox proportional hazard model, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852123/acanthopanax-senticosus-photochemistry-and-anticancer-potential
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Ting Li, Kelsey Ferns, Zi-Qiao Yan, Si-Yuan Yin, Jun-Jie Kou, Dongsheng Li, Zheng Zeng, Lin Yin, Xiaoyu Wang, Hong-Xia Bao, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Hai Li, Zhan-Yi Zhao, Huidi Liu, Shu-Lin Liu
Acanthopanax senticosus (previously classified as Eleutherococcus senticosus), commonly known as Ciwujia or Siberian Ginseng, is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), widely used for its high medicinal value, such as antifatigue, anti-inflammation, antistress, anti-ulcer and cardiovascular functions, in China, Korea, Japan and Russia. In the past decades, researchers worldwide have conducted systematic investigations on this herb, from chemistry to pharmacology, and a large number of chemical components have been characterized for their significant pharmacological effects...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843656/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#16
O Telci Caklili, H H Mutlu, Y Colak, E Ozturk, D Kosemetin Dover, I Tuncer
Massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a life-threatening emergency which needs urgent intervention. Hematological malignancies are very rare causes of this type of bleeding and they usually originate from duodenum. In this case we present a gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) causing massive upper gastrointestinal system bleeding. A 77-year-old male patient was admitted to emergency clinic with hematemesis and hematochezia. In physical examination patient was pale and sweaty; his vitals were unstable with a heart rate of 110 per minute and a blood pressure of 90/50 mmHg...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843279/unusual-presentation-of-ulcerative-postauricular-swelling-as-sebaceous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Prem Chand, Ashok Kumar, Paramjit Singh, Lakshay Singla
Sebaceous glands have high concentration over head and neck region. Despite high concentration, sebaceous cell adenoma and carcinomas are infrequent. Sebaceous cell carcinoma is an uncommon, cutaneous aggressive tumor arising from the sebaceous glands and seen almost exclusively on the eyelids (75%). It accounts for just 0.2-0.7% of all eyelid tumors in the USA and very few cases that have originated in areas other than the eyelids have been reported. A 67-year-old male presented with swelling (3 cm × 4 cm), on the right postauricular region, since about 1-month...
July 2016: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836097/oral-melanoma-relevance-to-the-dental-team-members
#18
Yeshwant B Rawal, Thomas B Dodson, Harbinder S Bal
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: Oral melanomas vary in color and morphology and resemble myriad other reactive, benign, or malignant conditions. The authors describe a case report of a patient with a primary oral melanoma that presented as a nonspecific ulcer, which showed nodal metastasis during resection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old man who was examined by his periodontist to assess implant healing had a reddish-purple ulcer of the maxillary mucosa of 3 to 4 weeks duration...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833864/a-clinical-study-of-oral-mucosal-lesions-in-patients-visiting-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-central-india
#19
Rashmi Goyal, Shalini Jadia, Leena Jain, Chhavi Agarawal
The aim of this study was to find the frequency of various oral mucosal lesions in relation to age, sex, site and associated addiction habits. This retrospective study was done in tertiary care centre including 1280 patients of oral mucosal lesions. Clinical findings and detailed history of their addiction habits with frequency and duration was noted from the existing data. Cytological and histopathological diagnosis of various lesions was recorded to conclude diagnosis. The most common lesion in this study was found to be aphthous ulcers (44...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832810/eccrine-porocarcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Ayako Fujimine-Sato, Masafumi Toyoshima, Shogo Shigeta, Asami Toki, Takashi Kuno, Izumi Sato, Mika Watanabe, Hitoshi Niikura, Nobuo Yaegashi
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumors arising from the vulva account for only 0.6 % of all cancers in female patients. The predominant histologic type, representing about 90 % of these malignancies, is squamous cell carcinoma. Eccrine porocarcinoma is a rare malignant tumor arising from sweat glands. The incidence of eccrine porocarcinoma is estimated at 0.005-0.01 % of all cutaneous tumors. To the best of our knowledge, only seven previous cases of vulvar eccrine porocarcinoma have been reported in the English-language literature...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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