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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539240/placental-elasticity-on-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-single-institution-experience
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Tevfik Berk Bildacı, Halime Çevik, Güldeniz Aksan Desteli, Birnur Tavaslı, Serdinç Özdoğan
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes is defined as glucose intolerance which is first recognized in pregnancy. Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is the cornerstone in diagnosing gestational diabetes. Placental elasticity evaluation is relatively new concept and is principally used for research purposes. We aimed to find any relation between placental elasticity evaluation and patients of gestational diabetes diagnosed by 75 g OGTT. METHODS: There were 91 patients took part in study, forming two groups as gestational diabetic patients (21 patients) and control group (70 patients)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
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Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530265/papillary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-a-rare-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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A Serra, R Caltabiano, G Scalia, S Palmucci, P Di Mauro, S Cocuzza
Papillary squamous neoplasms of the upper respiratory tract are rare variants of squamous cell carcinomas. They are characterised by an exophytic, papillary growth and generally have favourable prognosis. The tumour has been described in the upper aerodigestive tract. In this context, most common sites of involvement are the larynx and hypopharynx, and rarely the oral cavity and oropharynx. The limited studies and small number of published cases of papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine tonsil led us to make a complete analysis of this tumour by analysing the clinical, histological, radiological, virological and therapeutic aspects that are not always present in the literature...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530031/celecoxib-for-osteoarthritis
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Livia Puljak, Ana Marin, Davorka Vrdoljak, Filipa Markotic, Ana Utrobicic, Peter Tugwell
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is caused by degeneration of the joint cartilage and growth of new bone, cartilage and connective tissue. It is often associated with major disability and impaired quality of life. There is currently no consensus on the best treatment to improve OA symptoms. Celecoxib is a selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical benefits (pain, function, quality of life) and safety (withdrawals due to adverse effects, serious adverse effects, overall discontinuation rates) of celecoxib in osteoarthritis (OA)...
May 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526609/effects-of-l-dopa-benserazide-co-treatment-on-colonic-excitatory-cholinergic-motility-and-enteric-inflammation-following-dopaminergic-nigrostriatal-neurodegeneration
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C Pellegrini, L Antonioli, R Colucci, E Tirotta, D Gentile, C Ippolito, C Segnani, G Levandis, S Cerri, F Blandini, E Barocelli, V Ballabeni, N Bernardini, C Blandizzi, M Fornai
INTRODUCTION: The mainstay therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) relies on L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) plus a DOPA-decarboxylase inhibitor. However, their effects on colonic dysmotility and inflammation observed in PD are undetermined. This study examined the effects of L-DOPA plus benserazide (BE) on colonic motility and inflammation in rats with central nigrostriatal dopaminergic denervation. METHODS: Neurodegeneration was induced by 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) injection into the medial forebrain bundle (MFB)...
May 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525460/coexistent-superscan-and-lincoln-sign-on-bone-scintigraphy
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Mukta Kulkarni, Atul Soni, Shubhangi Shetkar, Momin Amer, Amruta Mulavekar, Prathamesh Joshi
A 70-year-old man underwent Tc-methylene diphosphonate scintigraphy for staging of adenocarcinoma prostate. Scintigraphy revealed diffuse increased tracer uptake in skeletal system along with faint renal visualization, a pattern compatible with metastatic superscan. The scintigraphy also revealed increased radiotracer uptake in the body of the mandible-Lincoln sign or black beard sign. Radiological imaging revealed sclerotic lesions throughout the skeleton including the mandible, confirming widespread skeletal metastases...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516973/salivary-lithotripsy-in-the-era-of-sialendoscopy
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P Capaccio, S Torretta, L Pignataro, M Koch
The traditional management of obstructive salivary disorders has been replaced by minimally-invasive gland-preserving techniques including shock-wave lithotripsy, sialendoscopy, interventional radiology and endoscopically video-assisted trans-oral and cervical stone retrieval, of which sialendoscopy is considered to be the method of first choice. Primary endoscopically controlled stone extraction without prior fragmentation is only possible in 15-20% of cases; in more than 80%, fragmentation is necessary because of the size, impactation and location of the stone, or an alternative treatment such as transoral duct surgery or combined approaches are required...
April 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516963/the-endoscopic-evaluation-of-the-oral-phase-of-swallowing-oral-fees-o-fees-a-pilot-study-of-the-clinical-use-of-a-new-procedure
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D Farneti, B Fattori, L Bastiani
Oral FEES (O-FEES) is an endoscopic procedure conceived to directly visualise the oral phase of swallowing. In the perspective of clinical use, the feasibility, safety and acceptability of O-FEES has been evaluated. Subsequently, the procedure was compared with the radiological gold standard. The acceptability of O-FEES was compared to that of FEES using a 10 point questionnaire submitted to a sample of 52 outpatients complaining of swallowing disorders. Repeated measure analysis of variance (rm-ANOVA) models were used to test the mean difference of acceptability in the same subjects after FEES and O-FEES...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516071/levamisole-as-an-adjuvant-to-short-course-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients
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Chetna Ashok Shamkuwar, Sushant Hiraman Meshram, Sunil M Mahakalkar
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in India are 2.1 and 2.6 million cases respectively. Immunotherapy may shorten tuberculosis treatments and improve the immunity of individuals as well. Hence we study the efficacy of levamisole (LVM) (immunomodulator) as an adjuvant to chemotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted for 21 months in newly diagnosed sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515585/calcification-of-the-submandibular-gland-in-a-patient-with-chickenpox
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Cetin Celenk, Peruze Celenk
The pneumonia virus of chickenpox is now known to cause scattered calcified foci in the lungs, however to our knowledge, recent literature has not discussed calcification in the salivary glands. A 15-year-old boy consulted the department of radiology because of a swelling on the right side of the submandibular area. Radiological assessment included an ultrasonography and computerized tomography scan of the neck area, which demonstrated intraparenchymal amorph calcification, with approximately 13 mm diameter in the right submandibular gland...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512542/cambra-system-in-patients-awaiting-hematopoietic-progenitor-cell-transplant-and-high-caries-risk
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Ana Hernández-Fernández, Antonio-José Ortiz-Ruiz, Felipe De Arriba-de la Fuente, Vicente Vicente-García, Pastora Iniesta-López-Matencio, Ricardo-Elias Oñate-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Recent times have witnessed a significant increase in the number of patients affected by problems related to oncological treatment Aims of this study is to evaluate dental affectation among patients awaiting hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant (HPCT), and they showed high caries risk, so it should establish a protocol prior to transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 72 patients due for HPCT. Clinical and radiological explorations were performed and oral photos taken...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511523/achondroplasia-with-polydactyly-a-case-report
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Caroline Frank, Sameeya Shariff, Muddepalle Pavani, Balasubramanian Karthika, Sridhar Thathekalva
An eight-year-old girl child reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the chief complaint of unerupted permanent teeth for past two years. The child presented features like disproportionately short stature, rhizomelic shortening of arms and legs, long face, frontal bossing and saddle nose. Based on the findings of chest and spine radiographs and ultrasound the case was diagnosed as a rare bone disorder "Achondroplasia". This case also presents a unique feature of polydactyly. Polydactyly is a manifestation in clinical medicine because it can serve as an indicator for a plethora of congenital anamolies...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509129/successful-long-term-effects-of-direct-renin-inhibitor-aliskiren-in-a-patient-with-atherosclerotic-renovascular-hypertension
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Norihiko Morisawa, Naoki Sugano, Takafumi Yamakawa, Satoru Kuriyama, Takashi Yokoo
A 64-year-old man visited our hospital with complaints of misty vision and ophthalmalgia. On admission, his blood pressure (BP) was high at 220/135 mmHg with no past history of hypertension, and he had choked discs. He was tentatively diagnosed as having idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and was later found to have atherosclerotic unilateral renovascular hypertension (RVH) based upon the extremely high plasma renin activity together with the radiological image tests. On day 3, combined antihypertensive therapies consisting of oral angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and Ca channel blocker (CCB) along with intravenous CCB induced an abrupt BP lowering which led to deterioration of his renal function, progressing into acute kidney injury (AKI)...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503973/metformin-use-in-diabetics-with-diverticular-disease-is-associated-with-reduced-incidence-of-diverticulitis
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Julia Freckelton, Jacqueline Amanda Evans, Daniel Croagh, Gregory Thomas Moore
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is no current, evidence-based therapy to prevent acute diverticulitis in patients with diverticular disease. Metformin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in a number of disease states, in both animal models and in human observational studies. The potential therapeutic efficacy of metformin in diverticular disease has not been investigated. This study aims to describe the relationship between metformin use and diverticular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus...
May 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502975/an-unusual-presentation-of-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia
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Rami Jabbour, Hanesh Kumar, Shaheen Alvi, Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka, Masooma Niazi, Madanmohan Patel, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a newly evolving rare non-infectious lung pathology, characterized by intra-alveolar fibrin balls on histology. It is often difficult to diagnose and is usually mistaken for other lung pathologies. We present an interesting case of AFOP with unusual radiologic findings and disease course. CASE REPORT A 56-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of high-grade fever, chills, and profuse sweating. She was febrile to 101.2 degree Fahrenheit on presentation...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498636/study-protocol-evaluating-the-use-of-bowel-stimulation-before-loop-ileostomy-closure-to-reduce-postoperative-ileus-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Richard Garfinkle, Nora Trabulsi, Nancy Morin, Terry Phang, Sender Liberman, Liane Feldman, Gerald Fried, Marylise Boutros
AIM: Postoperative ileus is the most commonly observed morbidity following ileostomy closure. Studies have demonstrated that the defunctionalized bowel of a loop ileostomy undergoes a series of functional and structural changes, such as atrophy of the intestinal villi and muscular layers, which may contribute to ileus. A single-center study in Spain demonstrated that preoperative bowel stimulation via the distal limb of the loop ileostomy decreased postoperative ileus, length of stay, and time to gastrointestinal function...
May 12, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494743/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-and-angiogenesis-inhibitors-a-revival-of-a-rare-but-serous-side-effect
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Lorenzo Antonuzzo, Alice Lunghi, Paolo Petreni, Marco Brugia, Alice Laffi, Elisa Giommoni, Marinella Micol Mela, Francesca Mazzoni, Vanni Balestri, Francesco Di Costanzo
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare treatment related side effect that was firstly described in 2002 through a case report in metastatic bone cancer patient treated with bisphosphonates (BPs) therapy. ONJ is defined as an eight weeks or longer clinical finding of exposed bone in the oral cavity without response to appropriate therapy. The diagnosis is mainly clinical but often requires a radiological confirmation with an orthopantomography. So it must be made by a dental specialist with sufficient experience on ONJ and requires a detailed anamnestic exploration of comorbidities and treatments history...
May 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489162/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty-for-obesity-treatment-two-years-of-experience
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Gontrand Lopez-Nava, M P Galvão, I Bautista-Castaño, J P Fernandez-Corbelle, M Trell, N Lopez
Background: Bariatric endoscopic techniques are minimally invasive and induce gastric volume reduction to treat obesity. Aim : To evaluate endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (Apollo method) using a suturing method directed at the greater curvature, as well as the perioperative care, two year safety and weight loss. Method: Prospective single-center study over 154 patients (108 females) using the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure under general anesthesia with overnight inpatient observation...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487359/venous-sinus-stenting-shortens-the-duration-of-medical-therapy-for-increased-intracranial-pressure-secondary-to-venous-sinus-stenosis
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Tarek A Shazly, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Amin Aghaebrahim, Andrew F Ducruet, Brian T Jankowitz, Tudor G Jovin, Gabrielle R Bonhomme
INTRODUCTION: Medical treatment, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting, and optic nerve sheath fenestration are standard treatments for increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Venous sinus stenting provides a novel alternative surgical treatment in cases of venous sinus stenosis with elevated ICP. METHODS: 12 consecutive subjects with papilledema, increased ICP, and radiological signs of dural sinus stenosis underwent cerebral venography and manometry...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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