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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535637/-analysis-of-prodromal-phase-and-prodromal-events-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Y Yao, B Peng, X H Wang, F Fang, D Xu, X L Xu, H T Ren, Y C Zhu, L Y Cui, H Z Guan
Objective: To analyze prodromal phase and prodromal events of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis. Methods: Clinical data of 179 patients hospitalized and diagnosed during 2010-2016 including adults and children in Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Beijing Children's Hospital were collected.Patients with prodromal phase or prodromal events were selected.A retrospective analysis of clinical characteristics including prodromal phase or prodromal events, course of disease, brain imaging, laboratory results and therapeutic effect was performed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535620/a-case-of-false-positive-troponin-i-in-a-patient-affected-by-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis
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M Bellan, M Pirisi, G Bellomo, P P Sainaghi
Troponin I (TnI) false positive results have been reported in patients affected by immune disorders. We report the case of a 74-year-old woman affected by cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, admitted to the Emergency Room because of a lipotimic episode. A marked elevation of TnI plasma concentration was confirmed in multiple determinations, despite the absence of symptoms or electrocardiogram findings suggesting myocardial infarction. TnI plasma concentration was reported normal after re-testing with a different commercial kit...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535559/initial-clinical-outcomes-of-percutaneous-full-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-using-an-interlaminar-approach-at-the-l4-l5
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Jun-Ichiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Yoshihara
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous full-endoscopic discectomy (PED) is being increasingly used because of its potential to minimalize soft-tissue damage and decrease hospital stay. PED using the interlaminar approach (PED-IL) at L4-L5 is performed by only a few surgeons. To the best of our knowledge, the safety and efficacy of PED-IL at L4-L5, without experience in PED via a transforaminal approach (PED-TF) has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate initial clinical outcomes and complications of PED-IL at L4-L5 without experience in PED-TF...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535558/evaluation-of-depression-in-subacute-low-back-pain-a-case-control-study
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Daniel Lopez-Lopez, Juan M Vilar-Fernandez, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Marta E Losa-Iglesias, David Rodriguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal disorder affecting the general population and it is believed to be associated with depression. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to describe and compare the impact in a sample of people with subacute LBP (SLBP) and patients without LBP with normalized reference values in the light of the scores obtained with regard using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). STUDY DESIGN: This was a case-control study...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535361/maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-offspring-hypodontia
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A H Al-Ani, J S Antoun, W M Thomson, T R Merriman, M Farella
Little is known about environmental risk factors for hypodontia. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between hypodontia and common environmental risk factors, such as maternal smoking and alcohol and caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Eighty-three hypodontia cases with 1 or more missing permanent lateral incisors and/or 1 or more missing premolars were enrolled in this clinic-based case-control study. Some 253 controls with no missing teeth were frequency matched to cases by age and sex...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535271/measuring-trachomatous-inflammation-intense-ti-when-prevalence-is-low-provides-data-on-infection-with-chlamydia-trachomatis
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Andrea I Zambrano, Beatriz E Muñoz, Harran Mkocha, Laura Dize, Charlotte A Gaydos, Thomas Quinn, Sheila K West
Purpose: Clinical trachoma is the current measure of effectiveness of antibiotic and environmental improvements in trachoma endemic communities. Impact assessments measure only trachomatous inflammation-follicular (TF). Trachomatous inflammation-intense (TI) is not used for decisions on stopping mass drug administration (MDA) or achieving intervention goals. We tested the supposition that TI was not associated with Chlamydia trachomatis when disease prevalence is low. Methods: In 35 communities undergoing MDA as part of a larger project, 110 children ages 1 to 9 years were randomly selected in each community for surveys at baseline, 6, and 12 months...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535154/randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-prophylactic-feeding-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Teresa E Brown, Merrilyn D Banks, Brett G M Hughes, Charles Y Lin, Lizbeth M Kenny, Judith D Bauer
BACKGROUND: Weight loss remains significant in patients with head and neck cancer, despite prophylactic gastrostomy and intensive dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to improve outcomes utilising an early nutrition intervention. METHODS: Patients with head and neck cancer at a tertiary hospital in Australia referred for prophylactic gastrostomy prior to curative intent treatment were eligible for this single centre randomised controlled trial. Exclusions included severe malnutrition or dysphagia...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535138/paramedian-submandibular-approach-for-removal-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-pterygoid-muscle-in-two-dogs
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Elizabeth Gettinger, Daniel Smeak, Angela Marolf
The purpose of this report is to document a unique location of an oropharyngeal foreign body, diagnosed via contrast computed tomography (CT), as well as a novel surgical approach to the pterygoid muscle region. Oropharyngeal foreign objects are an uncommon but potentially serious disease that can lead to chronic abscessation and pain. Two dogs were presented with chronic complaints, including pain and inability to fully open the mouth for a 1 yr and 5 mo duration, respectively. There was no history or evidence of skin sinus or submandibular/cervical swelling on physical examination of either dog...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535136/eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-a-kitten
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Julie Pera, Douglas Palma, Taryn A Donovan
A 4 mo old intact male kitten was presented for chronic regurgitation and failure to thrive after weaning to dry food. Esophageal dilatation and severe diffuse proliferative lesions of the esophageal mucosa were found via radiography and esophagoscopy, respectively. Histopathologic examination revealed severe, chronic, diffuse, hyperplastic eosinophilic and mastocytic esophagitis. Eosinophilic infiltrates were prominent, with a mean of 29.8 eosinophils per high power field, supportive of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
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Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535077/sticky-situations-cyanoacrylate-exposures-reported-to-a-poison-control-system
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Shaun D Carstairs, Cynthia Koh, Lily Qian, Mariam Qozi, Grant Seivard, F Lee Cantrell
INTRODUCTION: Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue(®)) exposures are commonly reported to poison control centers, but little has been published in the medical literature regarding these exposures. We sought to characterize cyanoacrylate exposures reported to a poison control system. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of a poison system's database for all cases of single-substance human exposure to cyanoacrylate-containing products from 2005 to 2015. Data collected included age, gender, route of exposure, clinical effects, treatments recommended and medical outcome...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534889/hiv-1-infection-in-persons-homozygous-for-ccr5-%C3%AE-32-allele-the-next-case-and-the-review
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Joanna Smoleń-Dzirba, Magdalena Rosińska, Janusz Janiec, Marek Beniowski, Mariusz Cycoń, Jolanta Bratosiewicz-Wąsik, Tomasz J Wąsik
CC-chemokine receptor 5 serves as the coreceptor for the HIV-1 R5 strains, which are responsible for the majority of HIV transmissions. A deletion of 32 nucleotides in the gene encoding this receptor (termed CCR5-Δ32) leads to the suppression of CC-chemokine receptor 5 presentation at the cell surface, thus impeding process of HIV entry into the cell. Individuals homozygous for the CCR5-Δ32 allele are resistant to infection with HIV-1 R5 strains, and are extremely rare among HIV-1-infected individuals. We have described a case of person homozygous for CCR5-Δ32, who was infected with subtype B HIV-1...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534685/biotin-interference-with-routine-clinical-immunoassays-understand-the-causes-and-mitigate-the-risks
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Shanika Samarasinghe, Farah Meah, Vinita Singh, Arshi Basit, Nicholas Emanuele, Mary Ann Emanuele, Alaleh Mazhari, Earle W Holmes
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this report are to review the mechanisms of biotin interference with streptavidin/biotin-based immunoassays, identify automated immunoassay systems vulnerable to biotin interference, describe how to estimate and minimize the risk of biotin interference in vulnerable assays, and review the literature pertaining to biotin interference in endocrine function tests. METHODS: The data in the manufacturer's "Instructions for Use" for each of the methods utilized by seven immunoassay system were evaluated...
May 23, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534605/diastematomyelia-and-late-onset-presentation-a-case-report-of-a-72-year-old-woman
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Hanne Maebe, Annick Viaene, Martine DE Muynck
BACKGROUND: We would like to present the case of a 72-year-old woman, in whom diastematomyelia was surprisingly discovered when looking for an explanation for her neurological and urological complaints. Diastematomyelia is a rare disease in the group of 'spinal dysraphisms', mostly discovered at birth and very rare at advanced age. The clinical pattern could be seen in the general presentation of 'tethered cord' and there are 2 types of presentation with a different treatment. CASE REPORT: In our case report the two dominant complaints were pain in the right foot and sphincter problems...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534382/meta-meta-analysis-a-paradigm-in-the-case-of-surgical-publications
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Anastasia Prodromidou, Athanasios Katsargyris
PURPOSE: Meta-analyses are considered to provide level I-II evidence. Based on this premise, several statements have been developed to standardize guidelines and optimize results. The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality of the information delivered by meta-analyses. METHODS: Meta-analyses published in Annals of Surgery during an 11-year period were reviewed whereas individual publications of each meta-analysis were assessed. An Excel database encompassing 29 parameters was constructed based on the Quality of Reporting of Meta-analyses (QUOROM) statement...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534378/secondary-malignant-tumors-of-the-parotid-gland-not-a-secondary-problem
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Antonio Pastore, Andrea Ciorba, Marco Soliani, Andrea Di Laora, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Bianchini, Francesco Stomeo, Roberto Merlo, Stefano Pelucchi
PURPOSE: To present the clinical features of patients with parotid gland metastasis, and compare the results with previously published series. Most of the relevant literature arises from case reports, while there are only few series reported, as secondary neoplastic lesions of the parotid gland are uncommon. METHODS: The medical records of patients with parotid gland metastasis, treated at the ENT Department of the University Hospital of Ferrara, between January 1st 1965 and December 31th 2014, were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534344/orbital-lymphangioma-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-12-cases
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Young Jun Woo, Chang Yeom Kim, Bradford Sgrignoli, Jin Sook Yoon
PURPOSE: To report the patient characteristics and treatment outcomes in 12 cases of orbital lymphangioma. METHODS: In this study, orbital lymphangioma was diagnosed based on clinical, radiologic (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging), and histologic findings when possible. Patients whose vision was not compromised by orbital lymphangioma, or that did not have increased intraocular pressure (IOP), received oral corticosteroids. Orbital lymphangioma that affected vision or increased IOP was treated by surgery, which included aspiration of blood or partial resection with or without injection of a sclerosant...
May 12, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534330/-preliminary-results-of-submucosal-tunneling-endoscopic-septum-division-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-diverticulum
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Mingyan Cai, Meidong Xu, Quanlin Li, Weifeng Chen, Yan Zhu, Danfeng Zhang, Liqing Yao, Pinghong Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of submucosal tunneling endoscopic septum division (STESD) for escophageal diverticulum. METHODS: Clinical data of six consecutive patients with symptomatic esophageal diverticula who received STESD in Endoscopy Center of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University from April 2016 to November 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. STESD was performed as following: mucosal entry was made 3 cm from the septum of esophageal diverticulum; submucosal tunnel was created towards the septum; after the satisfactory exposure of the septum, endoscopic division was made down to the bottom of the diverticulum; mucosal closure of the tunnel entry was made...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534320/infectious-keratitis-and-orthokeratology-lens-use-a-systematic-review
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Ka Wai Kam, Wing Yung, Gabriel Ka Hin Li, Li Jia Chen, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: Myopia is a prevalent condition among Asians. Orthokeratology lens has gained popularity as a method of myopia control. This systematic review is to summarize the clinical profile of infectious keratitis in association with orthokeratology lens wear. METHODS: We searched in the PubMed and EMBASE for articles adopting the search strategy "(orthokeratology lens OR orthokeratology) AND (bacterial eye infection OR keratitis OR cornea ulcer OR microbial keratitis OR bacterial keratitis)", from the start date of the databases to August 23, 2016...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534319/case-report-human-papilloma-virus-type-120-related-papillomatosis-mimicking-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Valeria Belvisi, Salvatore Martellucci, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Cosmo Del Borgo, Stanislao Martellucci, Andrea Baiocchini, Anna Maria Manicone, Oreste Bagni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Andrea Gallo
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and upper respiratory tract pathology was better understood in recent years and represents now an issue of particular interest in carcinogenesis and in immunocompromised host. We describe a case in which a rare genotype HPV-related papillomatosis mimics laryngeal carcinoma in an immunocompromised host. METHODS: A 54-year-old woman with a history of HIV-HCV coinfection and anal and laryngeal cancer successfully treated some years before was hospitalized for severe dyspnea, cough and dysphagia...
May 22, 2017: Infection
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