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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793037/fetal-supraventricular-tachycardia-and-cystic-fibrosis-coincidence-or-association-two-case-reports
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P Coste Mazeau, Y Aubard, V Aubard, S Martin, L Bejjani, C Yardin
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May 21, 2018: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792727/added-value-of-including-entire-brain-on-body-imaging-with-fdg-pet-mri
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Ana M Franceschi, Robert Matthews, Lev Bangiyev, Nand Relan, Ammar Chaudhry, Dinko Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: FDG PET/MRI examination of the body is routinely performed from the skull base to the mid thigh. Many types of brain abnormalities potentially could be detected on PET/MRI if the head was included. The objective of this study was therefore to identify and characterize brain findings incidentally detected on PET/MRI of the body with the head included. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 269 patients with FDG PET/MRI whole-body scans that included the head...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792345/dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumours-clinical-radiological-pathological-features-and-outcome
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Cihan Isler, Ozdem Erturk Cetin, Doga Ugurlar, Cigdem Ozkara, Nil Comunoglu, Osman Kizilkilic, Buge Oz, Yasemin Kayadibi, Taner Tanriverdi, Mustafa Uzan
OBJECT: To analyse the clinical, imaging and histopathological data of patients who were diagnosed to have Dysembrioplastic Neuroepithelial Tumour (DNET) and underwent surgery between 1995-2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Age at seizure onset, age at surgery, gender, disease duration, seizure outcome of 44 patients were analysed together with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of 21 patients. MRI types were classified as type 1 (cystic/polycystic-like, well-delineated, strongly hypointense T1), type 2 (nodularlike,heterogeneous), type 3 (dysplastic-like, iso/hyposignal T1, poor delineation, gray-white matter blurring)...
May 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792228/field-evaluation-of-an-immunochromatographic-test-for-diagnosis-of-cystic-and-alveolar-echinococcosis
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Chun-Hua Gao, Jun-Yun Wang, Feng Shi, Dietmar Steverding, Xia Wang, Yue-Tao Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The larval stages of the tapeworms Echinocoocus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causative agents of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both CE and AE are chronic diseases characterised by long asymptomatic periods of many years. However, early diagnosis of the disease is important if treatment and management of echinococcosis patients are to be successful. METHODS: A previously developed rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for the differential detection of CE and AE was evaluated under field conditions with finger prick blood samples taken from 1502 people living in the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China, a region with a high prevalence for both forms of human echinococcosis...
May 23, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791269/the-cystic-dilation-of-ventriculus-terminalis-with-neurological-symptoms-three-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Iraj Lotfinia, Ata Mahdkhah
CONTEXT: The ventriculus terminalis (VT) is a very small ependymal-lined residual lumen in the conus medullaris. It is normally present in all subjects during fetal development. VT in adults appears as an unusual pathology with an uncertain pathogenesis. FINDINGS: In this paper, we described three case reports of symptomatic fifth ventricle cystic dilations. All of them were female and their mean age was 59 years. We treated them surgically and all three patients were improved based on clinical and imaging assessments...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790674/potential-pathogenicity-of-inquilinus-limosus-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis
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T Spencer Poore, Isabel Virella-Lowell, Jennifer S Guimbellot
PRESENTATION: Patient is a 6-year-old male with CF, MRSA colonization, and pancreatic insufficiency that presented with worsening ppFEV1 and systemic symptoms despite multiple interventions. BAL grew NTM, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Inquilinus limosus, a rare organism found in patients with CF. COURSE: I. limosus treatment was deferred. Despite treatment of other pathogens, symptoms worsened. I. limosus was targeted with meropenem, amikacin, and ciprofloxacin along with clindamycin for MRSA colonization...
May 23, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790662/pathogenic-characterization-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-of-indian-origin-in-experimentally-infected-piglets
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D Senthilkumar, K Rajukumar, A Sen, M Kumar, D Shrivastava, S Kalaiyarasu, S Gautam, F Singh, D D Kulkarni, V P Singh
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically important transboundary viral disease of pigs confronting the swine industry worldwide. This study was aimed to assess the pathogenic potential of PRRS virus belonging to genotype 2 that emerged in India in 2013. Nine 6-week-old piglets were inoculated intranasally with 2 × 105.75  TCID50 /ml of PRRSV (Ind-297221/2013). Three piglets were kept as uninfected controls. Blood and nasal swabs were collected daily up to 7 days post-infection (dpi) and on alternate days subsequently...
May 23, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789913/ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer-for-occlusion-of-specific-portal-branches-during-preoperative-portal-vein-embolisation-with-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate
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Romain Breguet, Sana Boudabbous, Lawrence F Pupulim, Christoph D Becker, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Christian Toso, Maxime Ronot, Sylvain Terraz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) injection for selective occlusion of portal branches considered at risk for non-target embolisation during preoperative portal vein embolisation (PVE). METHODS: Twenty-nine patients (mean age, 57 ± 17 years) submitted to PVE with n-butyl-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and additional EVOH for selected portal branches were retrospectively analysed. Indications for the use of EVOH and the selected portal branches were evaluated...
May 22, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789277/applicability-of-a-web-based-individualized-exercise-intervention-in-patients-with-liver-disease-cystic-fibrosis-esophageal-cancer-and-psychiatric-disorders-process-evaluation-of-4-ongoing-clinical-trials
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Daniel Pfirrmann, Nils Haller, Yvonne Huber, Patrick Jung, Klaus Lieb, Ines Gockel, Krystyna Poplawska, Jörn Markus Schattenberg, Perikles Simon
BACKGROUND: In the primary and secondary prevention of civilization diseases, regular physical activity is recommended in international guidelines to improve disease-related symptoms, delay the progression of the disease, or to enhance postoperative outcomes. In the preoperative context, there has been a paradigm shift in favor of using preconditioning concepts before surgery. Web-based interventions seem an innovative and effective tool for delivering general information, individualized exercise recommendations, and peer support...
May 22, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789057/case-study-cystic-fibrosis-in-the-newborn
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Paulina A Saravia, Cheryl Riley
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is considered one of the most commonly occurring fatal genetic disorders. This disorder is associated with pancreatic insufficiency and pulmonary complications. However, at birth the initial complications are associated with bowel obstruction. Cystic fibrosis management warrants an interdisciplinary team because this disorder affects various organ systems. Effective management of the newborn with CF assists in improving the child's overall prognosis. Family support is critical throughout the prenatal and postnatal periods...
May 1, 2018: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789006/outcomes-of-lung-transplantation-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis
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Jodie Birch, Syba S Sunny, Katy L M Hester, Gareth Parry, F Kate Gould, John H Dark, Stephen C Clark, Gerard Meachery, James Lordan, Andrew J Fisher, Paul A Corris, Anthony De Soyza
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is a well-established treatment for end-stage non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BR), though information regarding outcomes of transplantation remains limited. Our results of lung transplantation for Br are reported here. METHODS: A retrospective review of case notes and transplantation databases was conducted for patients that had underwent lung transplantation for bronchiectasis at the Freeman Hospital between 1990 and 2013. RESULTS: Fourty two BR patients underwent lung transplantation, the majority (39) having bilateral sequential lung transplantation...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788954/pathogenesis-imaging-and-clinical-characteristics-of-cf-and-non-cf-bronchiectasis
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Jürgen Schäfer, Matthias Griese, Ravishankar Chandrasekaran, Sanjay H Chotirmall, Dominik Hartl
Bronchiectasis is a common feature of severe inherited and acquired pulmonary disease conditions. Among inherited diseases, cystic fibrosis (CF) is the major disorder associated with bronchiectasis, while acquired conditions frequently featuring bronchiectasis include post-infective bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mechanistically, bronchiectasis is driven by a complex interplay of inflammation and infection with neutrophilic inflammation playing a predominant role. The clinical characterization and management of bronchiectasis should involve a precise diagnostic workup, tailored therapeutic strategies and pulmonary imaging that has become an essential tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of bronchiectasis...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788939/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-infection-and-lung-transplantation-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-worldwide-survey-of-clinical-practice
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Adrien Tissot, Matthew F Thomas, Paul A Corris, Malcolm Brodlie
BACKGROUND: In people with cystic fibrosis infection with NonTuberculous Mycobacteria is of increasing prevalence. Mycobacterium abscessus complex is of particular concern and has been associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Optimal treatment usually requires multiple antibiotics for over 12 months. When considering lung transplantation for patients with NonTuberculous Mycobacteria potential benefits must be balanced against the risks of uncontrolled infection post-transplant and significant side-effects associated with treatment...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788934/the-lung-microbiome-in-children-with-hiv-bronchiectasis-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Refiloe Masekela, Solize Vosloo, Stephanus N Venter, Wilhelm Z de Beer, Robin J Green
BACKGROUND: Data on the lung microbiome in HIV-infected children is limited. The current study sought to determine the lung microbiome in HIV-associated bronchiectasis and to assess its association with pulmonary exacerbations. METHODS: A cross-sectional pilot study of 22 children (68% male; mean age 10.8 years) with HIV-associated bronchiectasis and a control group of 5 children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Thirty-one samples were collected, with 11 during exacerbations...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788927/chronic-kirschsteiniothelia-infection-superimposed-on-a-pre-existing-non-infectious-bursitis-of-the-ankle-the-first-case-report-of-human-infection
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Masanori Nishi, Ichiro Okano, Takatoshi Sawada, Yasuka Hara, Kiwamu Nakamura, Katsunori Inagaki, Takashi Yaguchi
BACKGROUND: Kirschsteiniothelia is a saprophytic fungus that is abundantly present in the environment. To date, there have been no reports of human infection caused by this fungus. We report a case of Kirschsteiniothelia infection superimposed on a pre-existing non-infectious bursitis of the ankle. CASE PRESENTATION: An 81-year-old immunocompetent female local farmer noticed the presence of a nodule on her right ankle 5 years before her first visit to our hospital...
May 22, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788483/persisting-embryonal-infundibular-recess-peir-two-case-reports-and-systematic-literature-review
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Francesco Belotti, Isabella Lupi, Mirco Cosottini, Claudia Ambrosi, Roberto Gasparotti, Fausto Bogazzi, Marco M Fontanella, Francesco Doglietto
Context: The persisting embryonal infundibular recess (PEIR) is a rare anomaly of the floor of the third ventricle with a debated pathogenesis. It can be a cause of misdiagnosis in case of cystic lesions of the sellar and suprasellar area. Objective: To describe two recently evaluated cases and provide a systematic literature review. Evidence acquisition and Case Descriptions: PEIR has been previously reported in 6 adult patients. As in some cases it was associated to hydrocephalus and/or empty sella, a possible role of altered intracranial pressure in PEIR formation has been postulated...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787891/development-of-postural-control-in-infancy-in-cerebral-palsy-and-cystic-periventricular-leukomalacia
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Anke G Boxum, Linze-Jaap Dijkstra, Sacha la Bastide-van Gemert, Elisa G Hamer, Tjitske Hielkema, Heleen A Reinders-Messelink, Mijna Hadders-Algra
BACKGROUND: Development of postural problems in Cerebral Palsy (CP) is largely unknown. Postural muscle activity is organized into two levels: 1) direction-specificity; 2) fine-tuning of direction-specific activity. AIM: To study development of postural control until 21 months corrected age in subgroups of infants at very high-risk (VHR) of CP: a) with and without CP at 21 months; b) with and without cystic periventricular leukomalacia (cPVL), the brain lesion with highest risk of CP...
May 19, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787497/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-breast-encapsulated-papillary-carcinoma
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Tingting Jiang, Wei Tang, Yajia Gu, Midie Xu, Wentao Yang, Weijun Peng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pure breast encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients with histopathologically confirmed breast pure EPC were reviewed. Two radiologists evaluated lesion MRI characteristics. RESULTS: The EPC presented oval or round mass with circumscribed margin on MRI. In addition, 4 cases exhibited a cystic-solid mixed mass with mural nodules, and 4 cases exhibited a liquid level that indicated the possibility of hemorrhage...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787423/autoimmune-granulomatous-inflammation-of-lacrimal-glands-and-axonal-neuritis-following-treatment-with-ipilimumab-and-radiation-therapy
#19
Ecaterina Ileana Dumbrava, Veronica Smith, Rasha Alfattal, Adel K El-Naggar, Marta Penas-Prado, Apostolia M Tsimberidou
Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4), anti PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) and PD-L1 (programmed cell death protein-ligand 1) monoclonal antibodies are emerging as standard oncology treatments in various tumor types. The indications will expand as immunotherapies are being investigated in various tumors with promising results. Currently, there is inadequate identification of predictive biomarkers of response or toxicity. Unique response patterns include pseudoprogression and delayed response...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787364/effect-of-respiratory-achromobacter-spp-infection-on-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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R Recio, P Brañas, M T Martínez, F Chaves, M A Orellana
PURPOSE: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are susceptible to infection with Achromobacter spp., although its clinical significance remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical impact of infection with Achromobacter spp. in CF patients. METHODS: CF outpatients with multiple sputum cultures and follow-up lung function tests were assigned to the case group (infected with Achromobacter spp.) or the control group (never infected with Achromobacter spp...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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