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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944443/the-relationship-between-self-reported-borderline-personality-features-and-prospective-illness-course-in-bipolar-disorder
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Georg Riemann, Nadine Weisscher, Robert M Post, Lori Altshuler, Susan McElroy, Marc A Frye, Paul E Keck, Gabriele S Leverich, Trisha Suppes, Heinz Grunze, Willem A Nolen, Ralph W Kupka
BACKGROUND: Although bipolar disorder (BD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) share clinical characteristics and frequently co-occur, their interrelationship is controversial. Especially, the differentiation of rapid cycling BD and BPD can be troublesome. This study investigates the relationship between borderline personality features (BPF) and prospective illness course in patients with BD, and explores the effects of current mood state on self-reported BPF profiles. METHODS: The study included 375 patients who participated in the former Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944136/fetal-pleural-effusion-and-down-syndrome
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REVIEW
Li Cao, Yan Du, Ling Wang
Fetal pleural effusion is a rare abnormality that results from accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity. It can be classified as primary fetal hydrothorax and secondary fetal hydrothorax. The underlying causes of pleural effusion are still unknown, and the current treatment strategies are mainly based on symptoms. The prognosis of fetal pleural effusion varies significantly, ranging from spontaneous resolution to perinatal death. Recent advances in prenatal diagnostic methods and treatment such as thoracoamniotic shunting have significantly improved the survival rates for patients with or without hydrops...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944047/novel-biomarkers-and-endoscopic-techniques-for-diagnosing-pancreaticobiliary-malignancy
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REVIEW
Margaret G Keane, Amar Shah, Stephen P Pereira, Deepak Joshi
The UK incidence of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is 9 per 100,000 population, and biliary tract cancer occurs at a rate of 1-2 per 100,000. The incidence of both cancers is increasing annually and these tumours continue to be diagnosed late and at an advanced stage, limiting options for curative treatment. Population-based screening programmes do not exist for these cancers, and diagnosis currently is dependent on symptom recognition, but often symptoms are not present until the disease is advanced. Recently, a number of promising blood and urine biomarkers have been described for pancreaticobiliary malignancy and are summarised in this review...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942894/wavelet-based-information-filtering-for-fault-diagnosis-of-electric-drive-systems-in-electric-ships
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Andre A Silva, Shalabh Gupta, Ali M Bazzi, Arthur Ulatowski
Electric machines and drives have enjoyed extensive applications in the field of electric vehicles (e.g., electric ships, boats, cars, and underwater vessels) due to their ease of scalability and wide range of operating conditions. This stems from their ability to generate the desired torque and power levels for propulsion under various external load conditions. However, as with the most electrical systems, the electric drives are prone to component failures that can degrade their performance, reduce the efficiency, and require expensive maintenance...
September 21, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942868/gender-differences-in-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-one-year-results-from-hpiar-hp-india-acs-registry
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Kunal Mahajan, Prakash Chand Negi, Rajeev Merwaha, Nitin Mahajan, Vivek Chauhan, Sanjeev Asotra
INTRODUCTION: Data from high-income countries suggest that women receive less intensive diagnostic and therapeutic management than men for acute coronary syndrome (ACS). There is a paucity of such data in the Indian population, which is 69% rural and prior studies focused mostly on urban populations. The objective of the present study was to identify the gender based differences in ACS management, if any, in a predominantly rural population. METHODS: Data from 35 hospitals across Himachal Pradesh covering >90% of state population were collected for one year (July 2015-June 2016)...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940983/changes-in-trends-and-impact-of-testing-for-influenza-in-infants-with-fever-under-90-days-of-age
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Suji Kim, Hye Min Moon, Joon Kee Lee, Kyuyol Rhie, Ki Wook Yoon, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee, Hyunju Lee
BACKGROUND: Infants less than 90 days who present with fever are commonly subject to various invasive procedures due to risk of bacterial infections in this age group. However a great proportion are due to viral infections, including influenza. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of testing influenza in infants < 90 days with fever as well as analyze the subjects' characteristics to identify which infants should be considered for such testing. METHODS: Clinical characteristics and trends in influenza virus testing and treatment were analyzed among febrile infants <90 days who came to the emergency room and were diagnosed with influenza during 2005 to 2015...
September 22, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940821/systemic-amyloidosis-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-diagnosis-from-endoscopic-and-histological-views
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Tomoya Iida, Hiroo Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase
Amyloid tends to deposit in the gastrointestinal tract, which, being easily accessible, is often the target organ for a pathological diagnostic examination. Although a mucosal biopsy is necessary for a definitive diagnosis, and several studies have reported positive results for each possible biopsy site, there remain many unclear features in various aspects. This review focuses on the current literature to determine a better understanding of the diagnosis from endoscopic and histological views in patients with systemic amyloidosis with gastrointestinal involvement...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939959/population-base-rates-and-disease-course-of-common-psychiatric-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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REVIEW
Katherine A Kitchen Andren, Nicolette M Gabel, Julija Stelmokas, Alyson M Rich, Linas A Bieliauskas
Knowledge of population base rates of neurological and psychiatric disorders is fundamental for diagnostic decision making. Consideration of relevant probabilistic information can improve diagnostic efficiency and accuracy. However, such data continue to be misused or underutilized, which can lead to misdiagnoses and negative patient outcomes. The aim of the current review is to create an easily accessible and comprehensive reference of existing age of onset as well as prevalence and incidence data for common neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders in adults...
September 22, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939544/web-based-aftercare-for-women-with-bulimia-nervosa-following-inpatient-treatment-randomized-controlled-efficacy-trial
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Corinna Jacobi, Ina Beintner, Eike Fittig, Mickey Trockel, Karsten Braks, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Astrid Dempfle
BACKGROUND: Relapse rates in bulimia nervosa (BN) are high even after successful treatment, but patients often hesitate to take up further treatment. An easily accessible program might help maintain treatment gains. Encouraged by the effects of Web-based eating disorder prevention programs, we developed a manualized, Web-based aftercare program (IN@) for women with BN following inpatient treatment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of the web-based guided, 9-month, cognitive-behavioral aftercare program IN@ for women with BN following inpatient treatment...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938401/n-glycomic-profiling-of-pheochromocytomas-and-paragangliomas-separates-metastatic-and-non-metastatic-disease
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Helena Leijon, Tuomas Kaprio, Annamari Heiskanen, Tero Satomaa, Jukka O Hiltunen, Markku M Miettinen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
Context: No effective methods for separating primary pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas with metastatic potential are currently available. The identification of specific asparagine-linked glycan (N-glycan) structures, which are associated with metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas, may serve as a new diagnostic tool. Objective: To identify differences in N-glycomic profiles of primary metastasized and non-metastasized pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938275/inpatient-treatment-of-patients-admitted-for-dizziness-a-population-based-healthcare-research-study-on-epidemiology-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome
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Vera Renner, Katharina Geißler, Daniel Boeger, Jens Buentzel, Dirk Esser, Kerstin Hoffmann, Peter Jecker, Andreas Mueller, Gerald Radtke, Hubertus Axer, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
OBJECTIVE: To determine inpatient treatment rates of patients with dizziness with focus on diagnostics, treatment and outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective population-based study. SETTING: Inpatients in the federal state Thuringia in 2014. PATIENTS: All 1,262 inpatients (62% females, median age: 61 yr) treated for inpatient dizziness were included. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The association between analyzed parameters and probability of improvement and recovery was tested using univariable and multivariable statistics...
September 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937963/ki67-and-lymphocytes-in-the-pretherapeutic-core-biopsy-of-primary-invasive-breast-cancer-positive-markers-of-therapy-response-prediction-and-superior-survival
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REVIEW
Claus M Schlotter, Lothar Tietze, Ulf Vogt, Carlos Villena Heinsen, Antje Hahn
Background Core needle biopsy plays a crucial role as diagnostic tool for BC. Both Ki67 and likely tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in the near future are determining the kind of systemic therapy. The role of TILs in BC is still an issue for clinical research, albeit preliminary results of neoadjuvant and adjuvant clinical studies already now highlight the crucial impact of TILs on therapy response and survival. Methods Evaluation of related publications (pubmed) and meeting abstracts (ASCO, SABCS). Results The monoclonal antibody Ki67 recognizing a nuclear antigene in proliferating cells is a positive marker of therapy response and superior survival...
September 22, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937494/high-pitch-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-using-the-third-generation-dual-source-computed-tomography-initial-experience-in-patients-with-high-heart-rate
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Ruiqi Feng, Jingsong Mao, Xiaofei Liu, Yu Zhao, Jiajie Tong, Liang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, image quality, and radiation dose of prospectively high-pitch coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography in patients with high heart rates (HRs) using the third-generation dual-source CT. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients with sinus rhythm and HR between 70 and 100 beats per minute were enrolled into this study. All patients were divided into 2 groups. Patients in group A (n = 46) were examined with prospectively high-pitch scan mode in which image acquisition was triggered at 30% of the R-R interval...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937361/multiplex-detection-of-pancreatic-cancer-biomarkers-using-a-sers-based-immunoassay
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Nariman Banaei, Anne Foley, Jean Marie Houghton, Yubing Sun, Byung Kim
Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is critical to reduce the mortality rate of this disease. Current biological analysis approaches cannot robustly detect several low abundance pancreatic cancer biomarkers in sera, limiting the clinical application of these biomarkers. This study demonstrates a novel system for multiplex detection of pancreatic biomarkers CA19-9, MMP7 and MUC4 in sera samples with high sensitivity. Measuring the levels of these biomarkers in pancreatic cancer patients, pancreatitis patients, and healthy individuals reveals the unique expression pattern of these markers in pancreatic cancer patients, suggesting the great potential of using this approach for early diagnostics of pancreatic cancers...
September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935926/ultrasensitive-quantitation-of-anti-phospholipase-a2-receptor-antibody-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-indicator-of-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Qiuhua Zhang, Biao Huang, Xiaobin Liu, Bin Liu, Yi Zhang, Zhijian Zhang, Jia Hua, Yun Fan, Ling Hu, Meijuan Meng, Mian Wu, Liang Wang, Zhigang Hu, Zhuxing Sun
Anti-phospholipase A2 receptor antibody (PLA2R-Ab) is useful for affirming the diagnosis of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) is highly sensitive and quantitative for measuring serum PLA2R-Ab immunoglobulin (IgG). We measured PLA2R-Ab levels with TRFIA in sera from 172 patients with IMN (n = 69), secondary MN (n = 9), and those with other glomerulonephritis (n = 94) at the time of renal biopsy compared to healthy controls (n = 286). Serum anti-PLA2R-IgG levels in healthy volunteers ranged from 0...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934971/assessment-classification-and-treatment-of-calcinosis-as-a-complication-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-survey-of-pediatric-rheumatologists-by-the-childhood-arthritis-and-rheumatology-research-alliance-carra
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A B Orandi, K W Baszis, V R Dharnidharka, A M Huber, M F Hoeltzel
BACKGROUND: There is no standardized approach to the management of JDM-associated calcinosis and its phenotypes. Current knowledge of treatment outcomes is confined to small series and case reports. We describe physician perspectives toward diagnostic approach, classification and treatment directly targeting calcinosis, independent of overall JDM therapy. METHODS: An electronic survey of 22 questions was organized into sections regarding individual practices of assessment, classification and treatment of calcinosis, including perceived successes of therapies...
September 21, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934821/feasibility-of-a-complete-pancreatobiliary-linear-endoscopic-ultrasound-examination-from-the-stomach
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Vinay Dhir, Douglas G Adler, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Amit Maydeo, Khek Yu Ho
Background and study aims Linear endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) evaluation of the pancreaticobiliary system usually requires scanning from both the stomach and the duodenum. The feasibility of assessing the complete pancreaticobiliary system from the stomach alone has not been studied. We aimed to conceptualize a system-based approach (the railroad approach) for linear pancreaticobiliary EUS (PB-EUS) and evaluate whether the pancreaticobiliary anatomy could be assessed from the stomach alone. Patients and methods Three maneuvers were conceptualized and evaluated (the alpha maneuver in the stomach, and sigma and xi maneuvers in the duodenum)...
September 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934299/a-novel-copro-diagnostic-molecular-method-for-qualitative-detection-and-identification-of-parasitic-nematodes-in-amphibians-and-reptiles
#18
Lucas G Huggins, Christopher J Michaels, Sheena M Cruickshank, Richard F Preziosi, Kathryn J Else
Anthropogenic disturbance via resource acquisition, habitat fragmentation and climate change, amongst other factors, has led to catastrophic global biodiversity losses and species extinctions at an accelerating rate. Amphibians are currently one of the worst affected classes with at least a third of species categorised as being threatened with extinction. At the same time, they are also critically important for many habitats and provide man with a powerful proxy for ecosystem health by acting as a bioindicator group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933237/cross-validation-and-development-of-empirically-derived-adhd-assessment-strategies-insights-from-the-national-longitudinal-study-of-adolescent-health-add-health
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Shirag K Shemmassian, Steve S Lee
OBJECTIVE: There is replicated evidence that individual ADHD symptoms differentially predict ADHD diagnostic status, and that non- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-based symptom algorithms are superior to DSM criteria for ruling in or ruling out ADHD. However, these findings have been limited to case-control samples, despite the need to replicate them in independent and more representative samples and to increase their generalizability. METHOD: We analyzed the base rates and psychometric properties of ADHD symptoms in the population-based National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health; http://www...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932960/validation-of-the-repetitive-behavior-scale-revised-in-spanish-speakers-participants-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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A E Martínez-González, J A Piqueras
Restricted and repetitive behavior (RRB) is one of the two key diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). DSM-5 highlights the importance of severity-based diagnostic modifiers assigned on the basis of intensity of needed supports. Therefore, there is a need for available measures that assess the severity of RRB. The repetitive behavior scale-revised (RBS-R) is probably the most used informant-based rating scale for the assessment of RRB and interests observed in ASD. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the RBS-R in a sample of 233 participants with ASD, aged 3 to 63 years...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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