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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449504/malignant-pheochromocytoma-in-the-anterior-mediastinum-with-sternal-invasion-a-case-report
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Mingzhi Song, Kebin Sun, Tian Xia, Lei Zhou, Yangyang Li, Zhe Sun, Yuchi Zhang, Xianbin Zhang, Ran Sun, Bo Chen, Qingwei Tan
Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors that usually occur in the adrenal medulla or sympathetic paraganglia. Anterior mediastinum involvement with pheochromocytoma is rare and may not present with typical symptoms. Its clinical manifestation may be unclear and a high index of suspicion is required for accurate diagnosis. We report a rare case of pheochromocytoma of the anterior mediastinum in a 51-year-old female. A painful hard mass on the sternum was the only clinical manifestation...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449409/real-time-central-assessment-of-kidney-transplant-indication-biopsies-by-microarrays-the-intercomex-study
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Philip F Halloran, Jeff Reeve, Enver Akalin, Olivier Aubert, Georg A Bohmig, Daniel Brennan, Jonathan Bromberg, Gunilla Einecke, Farsad Eskandary, Clement Gosset, Jean-Paul Duong Van Huyen, Gaurav Gupta, Carmen Lefaucheur, Andrew Malone, Roslyn B Mannon, Daniel Seron, Joana Sellares, Matthew Weir, Alexandre Loupy
We performed a prospective trial to assess the feasibility of real-time central molecular assessment of kidney transplant biopsies from 10 North American and European centers. Biopsies taken one day to 34 years post-transplant were stabilized in RNAlater, couriered overnight at ambient temperature to the central laboratory, and processed (29 hour workflow) using microarrays to assess T cell-mediated and antibody-mediated rejection (TCMR, ABMR). Of 538 biopsies submitted, 519 (96%) were sufficient for microarray analysis (average length 3mm)...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448998/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-armodafinil-therapy-for-hypersomnia-associated-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-pilot-study
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Maria I Lapid, Karen M Kuntz, Sara S Mason, Jeremiah A Aakre, Emily S Lundt, Walter Kremers, Laura A Allen, Daniel A Drubach, Bradley F Boeve
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypersomnia is common in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of armodafinil for hypersomnia associated with DLB. METHODS: We performed a 12-week pilot trial of armodafinil therapy (125-250 mg orally daily) in DLB outpatients with hypersomnia. The patients underwent neurologic examinations, a neuropsychological battery, laboratory testing, electrocardiography, and polysomnography. Efficacy was assessed at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
April 28, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448949/utility-of-the-fitbit-flex-to-evaluate-sleep-in-major-depressive-disorder-a-comparison-against-polysomnography-and-wrist-worn-actigraphy
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Jesse D Cook, Michael L Prairie, David T Plante
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is a common and important component of affective illness. Fitness activity trackers are emerging as alternative means to estimate sleep in psychiatric patients; however, their ability to quantify sleep in mood disorders has not been empirically evaluated. Thus, this study sought to evaluate the utility of the Fitbit Flex (FBF) to estimate sleep in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) relative to gold standard polysomnography (PSG) and a widely-used actigraph (Actiwatch-2; AW-2)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448892/role-of-procalcitonin-in-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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Jung Ho Park, Dong Hun Suh, Hak Jun Kim, Yong In Lee, Il Hoon Kwak, Gi Won Choi
AIMS: Procalcitonin (PCT) has been recently accepted as a marker for diagnosing infection. The aim of the present study was to determine whether PCT levels are associated with infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers and whether PCT levels would be helpful to differentiate infected diabetic foot ulcer (IDFU) from IDFU associated with other infectious diseases (IDFU+O). METHODS: We prospectively included 123 diabetic patients hospitalized for IDFU. Infection severity of diabetic foot ulcers was graded according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America-International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot clinical classification of diabetic foot infection...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448782/amcp-partnership-forum-driving-value-and-outcomes-in-oncology
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Innovation in cancer treatment has provided a wealth of recently available therapeutic agents and a healthy drug pipeline that promises to change the way we approach this disease and the lives of those affected in the years to come. However, the majority of these new agents, many of which are targeted to specific genomic features of various tumors, may challenge the health care system's ability to afford cancer care. This innovation drives the need to focus on the value of the treatments provided to patients with cancer and on methods to optimize the efficiency of the dollars we spend, in addition to the clinical value itself...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448587/collection-of-cell-free-dna-for-genomic-analysis-of-solid-tumors-in-a-clinical-laboratory-setting
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Christopher K Raymond, Jennifer Hernandez, Reynold Karr, Kay Hill, Mark Li
The breadth of diagnostic procedures that utilize cell free DNA (cfDNA) from human plasma has increased dramatically in recent years. Here, we confirm that tumor-derived cfDNA fragments are similar in size distribution to cfDNA derived from normal tissues. Therefore, collection procedures optimized with healthy donor specimens are likely to be applicable to the diagnosis and monitoring of many different cancer types. We verify that the distribution and DNA sequences of fragmentation sites in cfDNA from both normal-germline and tumor-derived cfDNA are non-random...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448584/sarcopenia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-yet-on-dialysis-analysis-of-the-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Viviane Angelina de Souza, Dílmerson Oliveira, Sérgio Ribeiro Barbosa, José Otávio do Amaral Corrêa, Fernando Antônio Basile Colugnati, Henrique Novais Mansur, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes, Marcus Gomes Bastos
INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia is a chronic condition that is associated with aging and characterized by a reduction of muscle mass, strength, and function. Sarcopenia is prevalent in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as cardiovascular complications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of sarcopenia in patients with CKD not yet on dialysis and its correlation with clinical and laboratory variables and inflammatory markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448556/a-highly-specific-and-sensitive-massive-parallel-sequencer-based-test-for-somatic-mutations-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yoshiaki Inoue, Jun Shiihara, Hitoshi Miyazawa, Hiromitsu Ohta, Megumi Higo, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Yasuo Saijo, Masanori Tsuchida, Mitsuo Nakayama, Koichi Hagiwara
Molecular targeting therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has clarified the importance of mutation testing when selecting treatment regimens. As a result, multiple-gene mutation tests are urgently needed. We developed a next-generation sequencer (NGS)-based, multi-gene test named the MINtS for investigating driver mutations in both cytological specimens and snap-frozen tissue samples. The MINtS was used to investigate the EGFR, KRAS, BRAF genes from DNA, and the ERBB2, and the ALK, ROS1, and RET fusion genes from RNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448490/the-value-of-daily-platelet-counts-for-predicting-dengue-shock-syndrome-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study-of-2301-vietnamese-children-with-dengue
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Phung Khanh Lam, Tran Van Ngoc, Truong Thi Thu Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hong Van, Tran Thi Nhu Thuy, Dong Thi Hoai Tam, Nguyen Minh Dung, Nguyen Thi Hanh Tien, Nguyen Tan Thanh Kieu, Cameron Simmons, Bridget Wills, Marcel Wolbers
BACKGROUND: Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne viral infection to affect humans. Although it usually manifests as a self-limited febrile illness, complications may occur as the fever subsides. A systemic vascular leak syndrome that sometimes progresses to life-threatening hypovolaemic shock is the most serious complication seen in children, typically accompanied by haemoconcentration and thrombocytopenia. Robust evidence on risk factors, especially features present early in the illness course, for progression to dengue shock syndrome (DSS) is lacking...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448316/regenerative-medicine-and-stem-cells-in-dermatology
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Eduardo K Moioli, Diana Bolotin, Murad Alam
BACKGROUND: Clinically relevant regenerative medicine is still in its early stages of development. Difficulties in regenerating large-scale and complex structures, the lack of safety data, and the paucity of clinical trials have slowed the process of technological advance. OBJECTIVE: To familiarize the clinician with techniques available in the laboratory and experimental approaches being tested clinically. In addition, a layout is discussed for how dermatologists can lead the way in bringing regenerative medicine to clinical reality...
April 12, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448266/a-prospective-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-comparing-transdermal-continuous-oxygen-delivery-to-moist-wound-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Vickie R Driver, Alexander Reyzelman, Jill Kawalec, Michael French
Worldwide, diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) continue to exact a major burden on patients and health care providers. Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy is well-known as an adjunct option, less is known about the efficacy of transdermal continuous oxygen therapy (TCOT). A prospective, randomized, blinded, multicenter, parallel study was conducted from October 2009 to November 2012 to evaluate healing time and the proportion of DFUs healed after 12 weeks of moist wound therapy (MWT) with or without TCOT. Study participants (persons with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and a nonhealing [>1-month but <1-year duration], 1 cm² to 10 cm² in area, infection-free DFU) were randomized to TCOT or a sham device (control) in addition to receiving MWT...
April 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448195/design-characteristics-of-the-corrona-japan-rheumatoid-arthritis-registry
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Hisashi Yamanaka, Mitsumasa Kishimoto, Dimitrios A Pappas, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Joel M Kremer, Yoshiya Tanaka
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective is to prospectively study the comparative safety and effectiveness of older and newer classes of nonbiologic DMARDs (Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), biologic DMARDs and targeted synthetic therapies approved for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a real-world patient population in Japan. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, noninterventional, observational study across geographic distribution of both private and public institutions for patients with RA who are newly prescribed one of the following medications: (1) methotrexate; (2) anti-TNF biologic DMARDs; (3) non-TNF biologic DMARDs; and (4) approved JAK inhibitors at the time of enrollment into the registry...
April 27, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447902/reporting-results-of-molecular-tests-a-retrospective-examination-of-braf-mutation-reporting
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Amanda L Treece, Margaret L Gulley, Patricia Vasalos, Cherie Paquette, Neal I Lindeman, Lawrence J Jennings, Angela N Bartley
CONTEXT: - With enormous growth in the field of molecular pathology, the reporting of results gleaned from this testing is essential to guide patient care. OBJECTIVE: - To examine molecular reports from laboratories participating in proficiency testing for required elements to convey molecular laboratory test results to clinicians and patients. DESIGN: - Molecular laboratories participating in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) proficiency testing program for BRAF mutation analysis were solicited to submit examples of final reports from 2 separate proficiency testing reporting cycles...
May 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447899/the-american-college-of-surgeons-minimum-standards-for-hospitals-and-the-provision-of-high-quality-laboratory-services
#15
James R Wright
CONTEXT: - The first major project of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago, Illinois), founded in 1913, was implementing Minimum Standards for Hospitals. The 1918 standard (1) established medical staff organizations in hospitals; (2) restricted membership to licensed practitioners in good standing; (3) mandated that the medical staff work with hospital administration to develop and adopt regulations and policies governing their professional work; (4) required standardized, accessible medical records; and (5) required availability of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities...
May 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447866/which-fecal-immunochemical-test-should-i-choose
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Jeanette M Daly, Yinghui Xu, Barcey T Levy
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) available in the United States, the 2014 pathology proficiency testing (PT) program FIT results, and the literature related to the test characteristics of FITs available in the United States to detect advanced adenomatous polyps (AAP) and/or colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Detailed review of the Food and Drug Administration's Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) database of fecal occult blood tests, the 2014 FIT PT program results, and the literature related to FIT accuracy...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447709/-atypical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-a-dog-a-case-report
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Stefanie Hoffrogge, Lena Fels, Marion Schmicke, Reinhard Mischke
In a 12-year-old male Labrador Retriever, presented due to other disease symptoms, clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism (polyuria, polydipsia, abdominal distention, muscle atrophy) were an incidental finding. Abnormal laboratory results and sonographic findings of the adrenal glands, but negative low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests with low basal cortisol concentrations, a negative andrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-stimulation test and exclusion of iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism, suggested an atypical hyperadrenocorticism (AHAC)...
April 27, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447427/the-utility-of-peripheral-blood-smear-review-for-identifying-specimens-for-flow-cytometric-immunophenotyping
#18
REVIEW
F E Craig
Laboratory professionals are in an ideal situation to identify CBC and peripheral blood smear findings that raise the possibility of a hematolymphoid neoplasm, and based on this information make recommendations for additional studies, such as flow cytometric immunophenotyping. In some circumstances a definitive diagnosis can be established from the combined peripheral blood morphologic and immunophenotypic findings obviating the need for bone marrow evaluation, such as for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Occasionally flow cytometric studies are superior to morphologic assessment, such as in screening for hairy cell leukemia or identifying lymphocytic-variant hypereosinophilia...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447424/does-morphology-matter-in-2017-an-approach-to-morphologic-clues-in-non-neoplastic-blood-and-bone-marrow-disorders
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REVIEW
D S Chabot-Richards, K Foucar
Numerous non-neoplastic and neoplastic conditions manifest with distinctive features in blood. Although automated complete blood count (CBC) data are essential, CBC information alone is insufficient for diagnosis. Consequently, morphologic review of blood smears is still relevant in the era of sophisticated automated analyzer systems. Pathologist interpretation of the peripheral blood smear, in conjunction with CBC and clinical information, can provide rapid diagnostic information and guide cost-effective targeted laboratory testing...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447422/minimal-residual-disease-in-acute-myelogenous-leukemia
#20
REVIEW
N M Cruz, N Mencia-Trinchant, D C Hassane, M L Guzman
Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) over the past four decades remains mostly unchanged and the prognosis for the majority of patients remains poor. Most of the significant advances that have been observed are in defining cytogenetic abnormalities, as well as the genetic and epigenetic profiles of AML patients. While new cytogenetic and genetic aberrations such as the FLT3-ITD and NPM1 mutations are able to guide prognosis for the majority of patients with AML, outcomes are still dismal and relapse rates remain high...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
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