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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734778/diagnostic-value-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-follow-up-and-restaging-of-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-adults
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T W Kassem, O Abdelaziz, S Emad-Eldin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical utility of 2-[(18)F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT) in the follow-up of adult patients with soft tissue sarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 37 consecutive patients with known soft tissue sarcoma with (18)F-FDG-PET/CT examination for suspected recurrence of disease. They were 21 men and 16 women with a mean age of 49...
July 19, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734694/regenerative-biosensor-for-use-with-biotinylated-bait-molecules
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Claudia Knoglinger, Andreas Zich, Lukas Traxler, Kristýna Poslední, Gloria Friedl, Bianca Ruttmann, Anika Schorpp, Katharina Müller, Mirjam Zimmermann, Hermann J Gruber
Label-free biosensors are ideally suited for the quantitative analysis of specific interactions among biomolecules or of biomolecules with drugs, as well as for quantitation of diagnostic markers in biofluids. In contrast to the label-dependent methods, a new assay for a particular prey molecule can be set up within few minutes by immobilizing the corresponding bait molecule on the sensor surface, using one of the common immobilization procedures. Unfortunately, the extensive application of label-free biosensors is still hampered by the fact that the immobilization of the bait molecule is usually irreversible; for that reason, a new chip (which is expensive) is required for every successful or futile attempt...
July 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734683/health-seeking-behavior-and-medical-facility-choice-in-samsun-turkey
#3
Cihad Dündar
OBJECTIVE: Examining the factors that play a role in determining patient preferences for different healthcare institutions. METHOD: This descriptive study was conducted in five family health centers (FHC) and in six hospitals in Samsun Province in Turkey. The data were collected from 1700 volunteer patients by using a structured questionnaire, while they were waiting for consultation. RESULT: The average number of out-patient visits was 9...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731530/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nasal-cannula-versus-microphone-for-detection-of-snoring
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María Teresa Pérez-Warnisher, Teresa Gómez-García, Luis Fernando Giraldo-Cadavid, Maria Fernanda Troncoso Acevedo, Paula Rodríguez Rodríguez, Pilar Carballosa de Miguel, Nicolás González Mangado
OBJECTIVE: Snoring is a common reason for referral to a sleep unit. Although there are several instruments to measure snoring, there is no gold standard for this purpose. In this study, we determine the diagnostic accuracy of the cannula as compared with the microphone, which are the two most commonly used tools. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a cross-sectional study of 75 patients who underwent baseline home sleep apnea testing for any reason. METHODS: Snore intensity and percentage were assessed during Home sleep-apnea testing via nasal cannula and microphone in all patients...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731402/twenty-four-hour-emergency-intervention-versus-early-intervention-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Joseph R Linzey, Craig Williamson, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Kyle Sheehan, B Gregory Thompson, Aditya S Pandey
OBJECTIVE Recent observational data suggest that ultra-early treatment of ruptured aneurysms prevents rebleeding, thus improving clinical outcomes. However, advances in critical care management of patients with ruptured aneurysms may reduce the rate of rebleeding in comparison with earlier trials, such as the International Cooperative Study on the Timing of Aneurysm Surgery. The objective of the present study was to determine if an ultra-early aneurysm repair protocol will or will not significantly reduce the number of incidents of rebleeding following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730216/the-importance-of-perinatal-autopsy-review-of-the-literature-and-series-of-cases
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Maria Şorop-Florea, Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Mihai Ioana, Alex Emilian Stepan, George Alin Stoica, Florentina Tănase, Maria Cristina Comănescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Ioana Drăgan, Ciprian LaurenŢiu Pătru, Roxana Cristina Drăguşin, George Lucian Zorilă, Ovidiu Marian Cărbunaru, NuŢi Daniela Oprescu, Iuliana Ceauşu, Simona Vlădăreanu, Ştefania Tudorache, Dominic Gabriel Iliescu
Perinatal autopsy remains the gold-standard procedure used to establish the fetal, neonatal or infant abnormalities. Progressively, perinatal pathology has become a specialized field with important roles of audit for fetal prenatal diagnostic tools, in parents counseling regarding future pregnancies, in scientific research, for epidemiology of congenital abnormalities and teaching. The differences between prenatal ultrasound and autopsy reports represent a strong argument for the autopsy examination following termination of pregnancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729099/implementing-a-cervical-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-program-quality-improvement-in-gynaecologic-oncology
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Maria C Cusimano, Rachel Walker, Marcus Q Bernardini, Geneviève Bouchard-Fortier, Stephane Laframboise, Taymaa May, Joan Murphy, Barry Rosen, Al Covens, Blaise Clarke, Patricia Shaw, Marjan Rouzbahman, Ravi Mohan, Sarah E Ferguson
OBJECTIVE: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is becoming a reasonable alternative to pelvic lymphadenectomy in early-stage cervical cancer. It is therefore imperative that centres without prior experience are able to successfully implement the procedure. The objectives of the current study were to (1) describe the process of implementing an SLN biopsy program with a novel peer mentorship component and (2) assess post-program quality improvement metrics, including SLN detection rate (DR) and diagnostic parameters...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728506/microsatellite-instability-and-promoter-hypermethylation-of-dna-repair-genes-in-hematologic-malignancies-a-forthcoming-direction-toward-diagnostics
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Priyanjali Bhattacharya, Trupti N Patel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our review is to highlight the significance of microsatellite hypervariation in diagnostics of hematologic malignancies. METHODS: For the past few decades, extensive experiments in cancer research have explored all the possible pathways and a number of deleterious mutations that either make the tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) dysfunctional or cause the proto-oncogenes to behave abnormally by changing the cellular phenotype hence rendering disease...
July 20, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727755/no-abatement-of-steroid-injections-for-tennis-elbow-in-australian-general-practice-a-15-year-observational-study-with-random-general-practitioner-sampling
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Bill Vicenzino, Helena Britt, Allan J Pollack, Michelle Hall, Kim L Bennell, David J Hunter
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate general practitioner (GP) management of tennis elbow (TE) in Australia. METHODS: Data about the management of TE by GPs from 2000 to 2015 were extracted from the Bettering the Evaluation of Care of Health program database. Patient and GP characteristics and encounter management data were classified by the International Classification of Primary Care, version 2, and reported using descriptive statistics with point estimates and 95% confidence intervals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727709/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-and-foraminoplasty-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Jian-Jun Wu, Hui-Zhen Chen, Changkun Zheng
BACKGROUND: The most common causes of pain following lumbar spinal fusions are residual herniation, or foraminal fibrosis and foraminal stenosis that is ignored, untreated, or undertreated. The original surgeon may advise his patient that nothing more can be done in his opinion that the nerve was visually decompressed by the original surgery. Post-operative imaging or electrophysiological assessment may be inadequate to explain all the reasons for residual or recurrent symptoms. Treatment of failed lumbar spinal fusions by repeat traditional open revision surgery usually incorporates more extensive decompression causing increased instability and back pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726804/diagnostic-cytogenetic-testing-following-positive-noninvasive-prenatal-screening-results-a-clinical-laboratory-practice-resource-of-the-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics-acmg
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Athena M Cherry, Yassmine M Akkari, Kimberly M Barr, Hutton M Kearney, Nancy C Rose, Sarah T South, James H Tepperberg, Jeanne M Meck
Disclaimer: ACMG Clinical Laboratory Practice Resources are developed primarily as an educational tool for clinical laboratory geneticists to help them provide quality clinical laboratory genetic services. Adherence to these practice resources is voluntary and does not necessarily assure a successful medical outcome. This Clinical Laboratory Practice Resource should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results...
July 20, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726544/evaluating-wais-iv-structure-through-a-different-psychometric-lens-structural-causal-model-discovery-as-an-alternative-to-confirmatory-factor-analysis
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Marjolein J A M van Dijk, Tom Claassen, Christiany Suwartono, William M van der Veld, Paul T van der Heijden, Marc P H Hendriks
OBJECTIVE: Since the publication of the WAIS-IV in the U.S. in 2008, efforts have been made to explore the structural validity by applying factor analysis to various samples. This study aims to achieve a more fine-grained understanding of the structure of the Dutch language version of the WAIS-IV (WAIS-IV-NL) by applying an alternative analysis based on causal modeling in addition to confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The Bayesian Constraint-based Causal Discovery (BCCD) algorithm learns underlying network structures directly from data and assesses more complex structures than is possible with factor analysis...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725289/amnestic-mci-patients-perspectives-toward-disclosure-of-amyloid-pet-results-in-a-research-context
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Gwendolien Vanderschaeghe, Jolien Schaeverbeke, Rik Vandenberghe, Kris Dierickx
BACKGROUND: Researchers currently are not obligated to share individual research results (IRR) with participants. This non-disclosure policy has been challenged on the basis of participants' rights to be aware and in control of their personal medical information. Here, we determined how patients view disclosure of research PET results of brain amyloid and why they believe it is advantageous or disadvantageous to disclose. METHOD: As a part of a larger diagnostic trial, we conducted semi-structured interviews with patients with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI)...
2017: Neuroethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723370/evaluation-and-management-of-postprostatectomy-incontinence-a-systematic-review-of-current-literature
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REVIEW
Alexander Kretschmer, Wilhelm Hübner, Jaspreet S Sandhu, Ricarda M Bauer
CONTEXT: Radical prostatectomy is the most common reason for male stress urinary incontinence. There is still uncertainty about its diagnostic and therapeutic management. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current evidence regarding the diagnosis and therapy of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of the literature was performed in October 2015 using the Medline database. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Diagnosis and conservative treatment of PPI are currently mostly based on expert opinions...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722457/-diseases-affecting-the-scalp
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Dana Suchánková
The skin of the scalp differs from the skin on the other areas of the body because of a higher density of hair follicles and higher sebum production. These, together with the presence of hair, provide a suitable environment for superficial infections, infestations and inflammatory diseases. The good condition of the scalp has a significant impact on the patient's mental well-being and social interaction. The visibility of this part of the skin and the presence of hair itself restrict the range of possible therapeutic agents that can be used due to the complicated application and poor cosmetic outcome...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719452/treatment-of-spinal-tumors-in-a-high-volume-center-has-direct-impact-on-local-recurrence-morbidity-and-mortality
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Ran Lador, Stefano Bandiera, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Riccardo Ghermandi, Stefano Boriani
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: En bloc resections of spine tumors aim at locally controlling the disease for both improving the patient's quality of life as well as improving mortality. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome between patients who were initially treated in a high volume specialized center, and patients who initially underwent either invasive diagnostic procedure or an initial surgical attempt to treat the disease in a different center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of 1681 patients affected by spine tumors-treated from 1990 to 2015 by the same team...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718296/real-life-management-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-rivaroxaban-results-from-experience-vte-an-italian-epidemiological-survey
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Davide Imberti, Giovanni Barillari
Two large randomized controlled trials examined the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The aim of this epidemiological study was to analyze a cohort of Italian patients affected by VTE who were treated with rivaroxaban in clinical practice. The data were collected by physicians using an online electronic questionnaire. The study was performed during a 6-month period from January to June 2014. We analyzed the clinical characteristics, risk factors for VTE, comorbidities, diagnostic techniques, and treatments in the whole population and in the subgroups with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) only, pulmonary embolism (PE) only, and DVT+PE...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717918/-syncope-falls-and-vertigo
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REVIEW
C Weingart, H-J Schneider, C C Sieber
Dizziness/vertigo, falls and syncope are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. As clinical entities they share common pathogenetic and clinical features and differences. The diagnostic work-up can often be initiated in a general practitioner's or internist's practice and, if necessary, completed in an interdisciplinary emergency unit. Simple diagnostic tools can be used in an outpatient setting to obtain valuable diagnostic information. First and foremost, it is important to differentiate between prognostically favorable clinical events and potentially serious disease...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
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Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711127/care-of-neurologic-conditions-in-an-observation-unit
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REVIEW
Matthew A Wheatley, Michael A Ross
As a group, neurologic conditions represent a substantial portion of emergency department (ED) visits. Cerebrovascular disease, headache, vertigo and seizures are all common reasons for patients to seek care in the ED. Patients being treated for each of these conditions are amenable to care in an ED observation unit (EDOU) if they require further diagnostic or therapeutic interventions beyond their ED stay. EDOUs are the ideal setting for patients who require advanced imaging such as MRIs, frequent neuro checks or specialist consultation in order to determine if they require admission or can be discharged home...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
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