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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749236/are-males-and-females-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-more-similar-than-we-thought
#1
Joanna L Mussey, Nicole C Ginn, Laura G Klinger
Differences in behavioral and cognitive profiles have been suggested to potentially impact the presentation of social and communication symptoms in females with autism spectrum disorder. This study examined gender differences in age of diagnosis, cognitive profiles, social communication symptomatology, and autism spectrum disorder symptom severity in a community-based sample of 566 males and 113 females with autism spectrum disorder ranging in age from 1 year, 9 months to 56 years, 4 months. Results suggest either very small or no gender differences in age at diagnosis, intelligence quotient, cognitive profiles, or autism spectrum disorder symptom severity...
August 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749070/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-5-point-likert-scoring-system-evaluated-by-the-result-of-mri-ultrasonography-image-fusion-targeted-biopsy-of-the-prostate
#2
Toshitaka Shin, Thomas B Smyth, Osamu Ukimura, Nariman Ahmadi, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Chisato Ohe, Masakatsu Oishi, Hiromitsu Mimata, Inderbir S Gill
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of MRI based Likert scoring system in detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) using MRI/Ultrasonography (US) image-fusion targeted biopsy (FTB) as a reference standard. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 1218 MRI-lesions in 629 patients who underwent subsequent MRI/US FTB between 10/2012 and 8/2015. 3-Tesla MRI was independently reported by 1 of 8 radiologists with varying levels of experience and scored on a 5-point Likert scale...
July 27, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748893/complication-rate-and-diagnostic-yield-of-percutaneous-native-kidney-biopsies-a-10-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
#3
Sonia Yaqub, Nayla Ahmed, Urooj Fatima, Ayesha Maqbool, Waqar Ashif, Syed A Hussain
The use of an automated biopsy device, and real-time ultrasound for percutaneous kidney biopsies (PKBs) has improved the likelihood of obtaining adequate tissue for diagnosis and also has reduced the complications associated with the procedure. We aimed to determine the frequency and type of complications associated with PKB and to determine the diagnostic yield. It was a retrospective file-based review of cases who underwent PKB of native kidney between January 2003 and December 2013 at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747153/temporal-and-spatial-analysis-of-psittacosis-in-association-with-poultry-farming-in-the-netherlands-2000-2015
#4
Lenny Hogerwerf, Manon M C Holstege, Elisa Benincà, Frederika Dijkstra, Wim van der Hoek
BACKGROUND: Human psittacosis is a highly under diagnosed zoonotic disease, commonly linked to psittacine birds. Psittacosis in birds, also known as avian chlamydiosis, is endemic in poultry, but the risk for people living close to poultry farms is unknown. Therefore, our study aimed to explore the temporal and spatial patterns of human psittacosis infections and identify possible associations with poultry farming in the Netherlands. METHODS: We analysed data on 700 human cases of psittacosis notified between 01-01-2000 and 01-09-2015...
July 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746901/enhanced-electrocatalytic-activity-of-graphene-gold-nanoparticles-hybrids-for-peroxynitrite-electrochemical-detection-on-hemin-based-electrode
#5
Beibei Wang, Xueping Ji, Jujie Ren, Ruixing Ni, Lin Wang
A simple, ultrasensitive peroxynitrite anion (ONOO(-)) electrochemical sensing platform was developed by immobilizing hemin on a density controllable electrochemically reduced graphene oxide-Au nanoparticles (ERGO-AuNPs) nanohybrids. The ERGO-AuNPs in situ nanohybrids were produced onto a glass carbon electrode (GCE) by one-step electrodeposition, the density of which could be easily controlled by electrodeposited time. The morphology of ERGO-AuNPs nanohybrids was characterized by a scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
July 15, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745610/clinically-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-pathogenic-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects
#6
Moises Mercado, Virgilio Melgar, Latife Salame, Dalia Cuenca
Clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the most common tumors in the sellar region. These lesions do not cause a hormonal hypersecretion syndrome, and are therefore found incidentally (particularly microadenomas) or diagnosed based on compressive symptoms such as headache and visual field defects, as well as clinical signs of pituitary hormone deficiencies. Immunohistochemically, more than 45% of these adenomas stain for gonadotropins or their subunits and are therefore called gonadotropinomas, while 30% of them show no immunostaining for any hormone and are known as null cell adenomas...
August 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745400/voxel-based-magnetic-resonance-image-postprocessing-in-epilepsy
#7
Pascal Martin, Gavin P Winston, Philippa Bartlett, Jane de Tisi, John S Duncan, Niels K Focke
OBJECTIVE: Although the general utility of voxel-based processing of structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data for detecting occult lesions in focal epilepsy is established, many differences exist among studies, and it is unclear which processing method is preferable. The aim of this study was to compare the ability of commonly used methods to detect epileptogenic lesions in magnetic resonance MRI-positive and MRI-negative patients, and to estimate their diagnostic yield. METHODS: We identified 144 presurgical focal epilepsy patients, 15 of whom had a histopathologically proven and MRI-visible focal cortical dysplasia; 129 patients were MRI negative with a clinical hypothesis of seizure origin, 27 of whom had resections...
July 26, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744760/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-autism-stigma-and-knowledge-questionnaire-ask-q
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Ashley J Harrison, Laine P Bradshaw, Nilofer C Naqvi, Madison L Paff, Jonathan M Campbell
ASD knowledge deficits contribute to disparities in the timing and quality of ASD services. To address the limitations with existing measures of ASD knowledge, we developed and examined the Autism Stigma and Knowledge Questionnaire (ASK-Q), which comprehensively assesses multiple subdomains of ASD knowledge while maintaining strong psychometric support and cross-cultural utility. ASK-Q items derived from the published research are organized into four subscales: (i) diagnosis, (ii) etiology, (iii) treatment, and (iv) stigma...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743306/detection-of-22-common-leukemic-fusion-genes-using-a-single-step-multiplex-qrt-pcr-based-assay
#9
Xiaodong Lyu, Xianwei Wang, Lina Zhang, Zhenzhu Chen, Yu Zhao, Jieying Hu, Ruihua Fan, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: Fusion genes generated from chromosomal translocation play an important role in hematological malignancies. Detection of fusion genes currently employ use of either conventional RT-PCR methods or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), where both methods involve tedious methodologies and require prior characterization of chromosomal translocation events as determined by cytogenetic analysis. In this study, we describe a real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR)-based multi-fusion gene screening method with the capacity to detect 22 fusion genes commonly found in leukemia...
July 25, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743259/a-comparison-study-between-gexp-based-multiplex-pcr-and-serology-assay-for-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-detection-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
#10
Le Wang, Zhishan Feng, Mengchuan Zhao, Shuo Yang, Xiaotong Yan, Weiwei Guo, Zhongren Shi, Guixia Li
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae (Mp) in children has been hampered by difficulty in obtaining convalescent serum and time constraints. In this study, the two diagnostic assays that targeted respectively on Mp-antibody and Mp-DNA were retrospectively investigated. METHODS: A total of 3146 children were clinically diagnosed to have CAP and were confirmed by chest X-ray during March 2015 to February 2016 in Children's hospital of Hebei Province (China)...
July 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743024/a-method-to-evaluate-the-quality-of-clinical-gene-panel-sequencing-data-for-single-nucleotide-variant-detection
#11
Chung Lee, Joon S Bae, Gyu H Ryu, Nayoung K D Kim, Donghyun Park, Jongsuk Chung, Sungkyu Kyung, Je-Gun Joung, Hyun-Tae Shin, Seung-Ho Shin, Younglan Kim, Byung S Kim, Hojun Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Dae-Soon Son
Customized gene-panel tests, based on next-generation sequencing, have demonstrated their usefulness in a plethora of clinical settings. As with other clinical diagnostic techniques, gene-panel sequencing for clinical purposes requires precise quality control (QC) measures to ensure its reliability. Only detected variants are currently recorded in clinical reports; however, identifying whether a nondetected variant is a true or false negative is regarded essential in a clinical setting and, thus, a comprehensive QC measure is in demand...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742859/whole-blood-microrna-expression-may-not-be-useful-for-screening-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Santosh K Patnaik, Eric D Kannisto, Reema Mallick, Anil Vachani, Sai Yendamuri
At least seven studies have suggested that microRNA levels in whole blood can be diagnostic for lung cancer. We conducted a large bi-institutional study to validate this. Qiagen® PAXgene™ Blood miRNA System was used to collect blood and extract RNA from it for 85 pathologic stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 76 clinically-relevant controls who had a benign pulmonary mass, or a high risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of cigarette smoking or age >60 years. Cases and controls were similar for age, gender, race, and blood hemoglobin and leukocyte but not platelet levels (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742722/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-functional-defecation-disorders-in-children
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Sophie Kuizenga-Wessel, Ilan J N Koppen, Mana H Vriesman, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Marieke van Dijk, Maureen L R Beelen, Michael Groeneweg, Reino J Stoffelsen, Marc A Benninga
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children presenting with functional defecation disorders (FDDs) and to assess the prevalence of FDDs in children with ADHD. METHODS: A cross-sectional cohort study was carried out between September 2014 and May 2016. Group 1: Parents of children with FDDs according to the Rome III criteria completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the VvGK (Dutch questionnaire based on the American Disruptive Behavior Disorder rating scale)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742377/reducing-delay-in-diagnosis-multistage-recommendation-tracking
#14
Ben Wandtke, Sarah Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a multistage tracking system could improve communication between health care providers, reducing the risk of delay in diagnosis related to inconsistent communication and tracking of radiology follow-up recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unconditional recommendations for imaging follow-up of all diagnostic imaging modalities excluding mammography (n = 589) were entered into a database and tracked through a multistage tracking system for 13 months...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741322/-frecuency-of-diagnosis-of-bone-lesions-in-cases-of-anterior-glenohumeral-dislocation
#15
P G Galdámez-Grajeda, R I Esperón-Hernández, F Martínez-Escalante, G Bobadilla-Lezcano, F Cámara-Arrigunaga
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dislocation is a common reason for admission in the emergency room. Its recurrence rate may be as high as 96% due to the associated bone lesions. The purpose of this study is to identify the underreporting of lesions comparing those identified in the initial X-ray with those identified in the post-reduction X-ray. MATERIAL AND METHODS: X-rays of 46 patients with suspected anterior glenohumeral dislocation were assessed for diagnostic purposes and to identify the initial bone lesions...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741044/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-asenapine-compared-with-olanzapine-in-borderline-personality-disorder-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Paola Bozzatello, Paola Rocca, Maria Uscinska, Silvio Bellino
BACKGROUND: Asenapine is a new second-generation antipsychotic that is understudied in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Only one study investigating the use of the drug in this indication (an open-label pilot study) has been conducted to date. OBJECTIVE: The present open-label, randomized, controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of asenapine in comparison with olanzapine, the most broadly studied antipsychotic in BPD. METHODS: A total of 51 outpatients aged between 18 and 50 years with a diagnosis of BPD based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria were assigned for 12 weeks to asenapine (5-10 mg/day) or olanzapine (5-10 mg/day)...
July 24, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740432/the-criterion-validity-of-the-web-based-major-depression-inventory-when-used-on-clinical-suspicion-of-depression-in-primary-care
#17
Marie Germund Nielsen, Eva Ørnbøl, Per Bech, Mogens Vestergaard, Kaj Sparle Christensen
BACKGROUND: The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is widely used in Danish general practice as a screening tool to assess depression in symptomatic patients. Nevertheless, no validation studies of the MDI have been performed. The aim of this study was to validate the web-based version of the MDI against a fully structured telephone interview in a population selected on clinical suspicion of depression (ie, presence of two or three core symptoms of depression) in general practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: General practitioners (GPs) invited consecutive persons suspected of depression to complete the web-based MDI in a primary care setting...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739749/analysis-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-39-cases-of-bladder-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
#18
Hui-Hui Zhou, Li-Yan Liu, Guo-Hua Yu, Gui-Mei Qu, Pei-You Gong, Xiao Yu, Ping Yang
AIM: Through analysis and summarization of clinicopathological features, immunohistochemical expression, pathological diagnostic criteria, prognostic and other factors in patients suffering from bladder neuroendocrine carcinoma (BNEC), a better understanding of BNEC could be achieved to provide solid evidence for clinicopathology and prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinicopathological data of 39 cases of BNEC with up to 5-year follow-up data (median follow-up=650 days) were analyzed retrospectively based on immunohistochemical staining...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738067/the-prediction-of-late-onset-preeclampsia-results-from-a-longitudinal-proteomics-study
#19
Offer Erez, Roberto Romero, Eli Maymon, Piya Chaemsaithong, Bogdan Done, Percy Pacora, Bogdan Panaitescu, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Sonia S Hassan, Adi L Tarca
BACKGROUND: Late-onset preeclampsia is the most prevalent phenotype of this syndrome; nevertheless, only a few biomarkers for its early diagnosis have been reported. We sought to correct this deficiency using a high through-put proteomic platform. METHODS: A case-control longitudinal study was conducted, including 90 patients with normal pregnancies and 76 patients with late-onset preeclampsia (diagnosed at ≥34 weeks of gestation). Maternal plasma samples were collected throughout gestation (normal pregnancy: 2-6 samples per patient, median of 2; late-onset preeclampsia: 2-6, median of 5)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737045/pharmacist-s-demand-for-optimal-primary-care-service-delivery-in-a-community-pharmacy-the-optipharm-study
#20
Mark A Munger, Michael Walsh, Jon Godin, Michael Feehan
BACKGROUND: The US population continues to expand providing the need for primary health care services. Community pharmacies integrated with medicine may provide greater access while providing high quality care. OBJECTIVE: To gauge pharmacists' demand for primary health care services delivered through community pharmacies. METHODS: An online survey was administered to determine community pharmacists' preferences for varying primary care services that could be offered in the community pharmacy setting...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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