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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923250/clinical-evaluation-of-the-first-automated-assay-for-the-detection-of-stimulating-tsh-receptor-autoantibodies
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S Allelein, M Ehlers, S Goretzki, D Hermsen, J Feldkamp, M Haase, T Dringenberg, C Schmid, H Hautzel, M Schott
Until recently, stimulating TSH receptor autoantibodies (sTRAbs) could only be measured by bioassays. A new assay system, which directly detects sTRAb in sera by applying bridge technology, has been established and is now available as automated chemiluminescence (bridge) immunoassay. We evaluated the automated bridge assay in clinical routine and compared it with a conventional automated TRAb assay (competition assay). Altogether, 226 Graves' disease (GD), 57 autoimmune thyroiditis, 74 non-autoimmune nodular goiter and 49 thyroid cancer patients, as well as 41 healthy controls were retrospectively evaluated...
December 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923240/-a-screening-tool-for-three-dimensions-of-work-related-behavior-and-experience-patterns-in-the-psychosomatic-rehabilitation-a-proposal-for-a-short-form-of-the-occupational-stress-and-coping-inventory-avem-3d
#2
V Beierlein, V Köllner, R Neu, H Schulz
Objectives: The assessment of work pressures is of particular importance in psychosomatic rehabilitation. An established questionnaire is the Occupational Stress and Coping Inventory (German abbr. AVEM), but it is quite long and with regard to scoring time-consuming in routine clinical care. It should therefore be tested, whether a shortened version of the AVEM can be developed, which is able to assess the formerly described three second-order factors of the AVEM, namely Working Commitment, Resilience, and Emotions, sufficiently reliable and valid, and which also may be used for screening of patients with prominent work-related behavior and experience patterns...
December 2016: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922980/variations-in-treatment-of-cervical-cancer-according-to-tumor-morphology-population-based-cohort-analysis-of-english-national-cancer-registration-data
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Marta Emmett, Carolynn Gildea, Andrew Nordin, Lynn Hirschowitz, Jason Poole
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate differences in the treatment of cervical cancer by tumor morphology after accounting for demographic, diagnostic, and tumor factors. METHODS: Retrospective population-based observational study using linked cancer registration and treatment data from administrative data sources of women diagnosed with cervical cancer (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition C53, malignant behavior) during 2009 and 2010 in England...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922969/orbital-morphometry-a-computed-tomography-analysis
#4
Jaswinder Singh, Roselinda Ab Rahman, Zainul Ahmad Rajion, Johari Abdullah, Irfan Mohamad
INTRODUCTION: The human orbit is a complex anatomic region, which plays predominant role in the evaluation of craniofacial complex. A thorough understanding of the relationship of the distance from orbital rim to the important vital structures of the orbital apex is required for the surgeon to perform safe and effective surgery. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the depth and distances from various points of the orbital rim to the fissures and foramina of the orbital apex between genders in the local population...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922911/meta-analysis-of-comparison-of-the-newer-p2y12-inhibitors-oral-preparation-or-intravenous-to-clopidogrel-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Lu Zhang, Jun Lu, Weihua Dong, Huiping Tian, Weiyi Feng, Haisheng You, Hairong He, Jing Ma, Yalin Dong
AIMS: New P2Y12 adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist that has been used in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with mixed results. This systematic review analyzed and compared the evidence from large, clinical trials regarding the efficacy of clopidogrel relative to that of cangrelor, prasugrel, and ticagrelor in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with ACS. METHODS AND RESULTS: This analysis of the findings for comparing newer P2Y12 inhibitors with clopidogrel of 13 clinical trials involving a total of 87,985 patients with ACS ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922831/comprehensive-monte-carlo-study-of-patient-doses-from-cone-beam-ct-imaging-in-radiotherapy
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T E Marchant, K D Joshi
Accurate knowledge of ionizing radiation dose from cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging in radiotherapy is important to allow concomitant risks to be estimated and for justification of imaging exposures. This study uses a Monte Carlo CBCT model to calculate imaging dose for a wide range of imaging protocols for male and female patients. The Elekta XVI CBCT system was modeled using GATE and simulated doses were validated against measurements in a water tank and thorax phantom. Imaging dose was simulated in the male and female ICRP voxel phantoms for a variety of anatomical sites and imager settings (different collimators, filters, full and partial rotation)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922762/nonchemotherapy-drug-induced-agranulocytosis-in-children-detected-by-a-prospective-pharmacovigilance-program
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Nicolás Medrano-Casique, Hoi Y Tong, Alberto M Borobia, Antonio J Carcas, Jesús Frías, Elena Ramírez
OBJECTIVES: A prospective evaluation of nonchemotherapy drug-induced agranulocytosis (DIA) cases, which are infrequent in the pediatric population. We characterize agranulocytosis cases and assess lab test differences between drug- and nondrug-induced agranulocytosis. METHODS: Through our Prospective Pharmacovigilance Program from Laboratory Signals at Hospital we detected pediatric agranulocytosis cases from July 2007 to December 2010. This program estimates the incidence, drug causality, clinical features, outcomes of DIA pediatric cases, and assesses laboratory differences with respect to non-DIA...
December 6, 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922745/optimization-of-linezolid-treatment-regimens-for-gram-positive-bacterial-infections-based-on-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-analysis
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Minjie Yang, Jing Zhang, Yuancheng Chen, Xiaoyu Liang, Yan Guo, Jicheng Yu, Demei Zhu, Yingyuan Zhang
AIM: To optimize linezolid treatment regimens for Gram-positive bacterial infections based on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic analysis. MATERIALS & METHODS: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) distribution of 572 Gram-positive strains from patients with clinically confirmed infections was analyzed. Using the Monte Carlo simulation method, the cumulative fraction of response and probability of target attainment were determined for linezolid regimens of 600 mg q...
December 6, 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922533/a-propensity-score-based-fine-stratification-approach-for-confounding-adjustment-when-exposure-is-infrequent
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Rishi J Desai, Kenneth J Rothman, Brian T Bateman, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Krista F Huybrechts
BACKGROUND: When exposure is infrequent, propensity score matching results in reduced precision because it discards a large proportion of unexposed patients. To our knowledge, the relative performance of propensity score stratification in these circumstances has not been examined. METHODS: Using an empirical example of the association of first-trimester statin exposure (prevalence=0.04%) with risk of congenital malformations and 1,000 simulated cohorts (n=20,000) with eight combinations of exposure prevalence (0...
November 29, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922488/intraoperative-assessment-of-facial-nerve-trunk-width-in-early-childhood-with-cervicofacial-lymphatic-malformation
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Ara Kim, Jeong-Meen Seo, So Young Lim
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve damage during head and neck surgery has long been an important issue. However, few publications on the gross anatomy of the facial nerve are available in the young population. The aim of this study was to provide in vivo measurements of the facial nerve trunk during lymphatic malformation (LM) resection and to determine the association between the trunk width and patient- and disease-related variables. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 11 consecutive pediatric patients (11 facial nerve trunks) who underwent cervicofacial LM resection...
December 2, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922461/ipsilateral-ophthalmic-and-cerebral-infarctions-after-cosmetic-polylactic-acid-injection-into-the-forehead
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Ashwinee Ragam, Steven A Agemy, Sarita B Dave, Azita S Khorsandi, Rudrani Banik
A 55-year-old woman developed no light perception vision in her right eye 5 days after an injection of polylactic acid cosmetic filler into her right forehead. Diffuse corneal edema and anterior chamber inflammation prohibited any view to the posterior segment to identify the cause of her profound vision loss. MRI of the orbits with diffusion-weighted imaging showed hyperintensity of the right optic nerve with signal reduction on apparent diffusion coefficient mapping, consistent with ischemia. Our patient also was found to have acute infarctions in the distribution of the right anterior cerebral artery on MRI of the brain despite having no permanent focal neurologic deficits aside from vision loss...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922289/assessing-the-risk-of-clinical-and-pathologic-factors-for-relapse-of-borderline-ovarian-tumours
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Chung Chang, Jiabin Chen, Wei-An Chen, Szu-Pei Ho, Wen Shiung Liou, An Jen Chiang
The objective of this study was to identify clinical and pathologic factors that are significant to relapse in borderline ovarian tumours (BOT). All patients with BOTs from 1997 to 2012 in our institute were identified. 115 patients were included in the study. The Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify significant factors. The median age was 42 years (range 14-85 years). The majority of the patients were at FIGO stage I (88.7%), and most of the patients had mucinous histology (66.1%), reflecting the predominant distribution of mucinous BOTs in East Asia...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922210/comparison-between-thoracic-radiographic-findings-and-postmortem-diagnosis-of-thoracic-diseases-in-dyspneic-companion-rats-rattus-norvegicus
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Virginie Fouriez-Lablée, Claire Vergneau-Grosset, Philip H Kass, Allison L Zwingenberger
Companion rats are often presented to veterinarians for respiratory difficulties. Dyspnea in rats is most commonly due to infectious pneumonia, and thoracic neoplasia can go undiagnosed ante mortem due to a mistaken interpretation of pneumonia. In domestic carnivores, pulmonary nodular patterns have been shown to correlate with lung neoplastic diseases and infectious diseases. The main objective of this retrospective case series study was to determine whether certain radiographic criteria could be correlated with the presence of thoracic infectious disease and neoplastic disease in companion rats...
December 6, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922191/full-length-genomic-sequence-analysis-of-new-subtype-3k-hepatitis-e-virus-isolates-with-99-97-nucleotide-identity-obtained-from-two-consecutive-acute-hepatitis-patients-in-a-city-in-northeast-japan
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Masahito Miura, Jun Inoue, Mio Tsuruoka, Tsutomu Nishizawa, Shigeo Nagashima, Masaharu Takahashi, Tooru Shimosegawa, Hiroaki Okamoto
Full-length genomic sequences of hepatitis E virus (HEV) obtained from two consecutive cases of acute self-limiting hepatitis E in a city in northeast Japan were determined. Interestingly, two HEV isolates from each patient shared nucleotide identity of 99.97% in 7,225 nucleotides, and a phylogenetic analysis showed that they formed a cluster of Japanese isolates that is considered as a new HEV subtype 3k. The high similarity of HEV sequences of two isolates from these patients in this study suggested that a subtype 3k HEV strain had spread via a commonly distributed food in the city, possibly pig liver...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921449/reduction-mammaplasty-with-the-modified-round-block-technique-in-chinese-patients-and-its-anatomy-study
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Wei Ding, Yinjia Ding, Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Although reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery, it is associated with some serious complications, especially in cases of severe hypertrophy or advanced ptosis, including necrosis of the nipple and areola, absence of normal sensation of the nipple-areolar complex, and loss of lactational function for future nursing. A thorough understanding of the breast anatomy is vital for successful reduction mammaplasty. This article describes the blood supply and innervation of the breasts, and introduces a modified round block technique for reduction mammaplasty based on this anatomy...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921409/hla-drb-and-hla-dqb-allele-and-haplotype-frequencies-in-iranian-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
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Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Zare Bidoki, Ghasem Meighani, Saeed Aslani, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Nima Rezaei
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is known as the most common chronic disease of the oral cavity, which affects a range of 5-25% of the population. RAS appears to be associated with some human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles and haplotypes. This study attempts to survey the distribution of HLA-DRB and -DQB alleles among Iranian RAS patients and healthy controls. In order to evaluate the association of HLA-DR and DQ alleles and haplotypes, 54 patients with RAS and 100 unrelated healthy subjects as control group were investigated...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921405/thrombolytic-therapy-up-regulates-inflammatory-mediators-compared-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
#17
Alireza Garjani, Bahram Sohrabi, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour, Sina Andalib, Mehriar Shokri, Bahar Taherkhanchi, Bahador Bagheri
The important role of reperfusion therapies in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction is well documented. However, reperfusion therapies can initiate inflammatory response and may damage the myocardium. The purpose of current study was to compare the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention and thrombolytic therapy on inflammatory markers in the setting of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Eighty three patients with STEMI were enrolled in this study. 40 patients underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and 43 patients received streptokinase (1...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921375/visceral-adiposity-and-cancer-survival-a-review-of-imaging-studies
#18
REVIEW
J Xiao, V C Mazurak, T A Olobatuyi, B J Caan, C M Prado
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for cancer, the association between obesity and cancer survival remains controversial. This is partially due to the inability of conventional obesity measures to directly assess adiposity or adipose tissue distribution. As a metabolic organ, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) secrets a variety of cytokines and cytokine-like factors, potentially affecting cancer survival. The objective of this review was to investigate the influence of imaging-assessed VAT on cancer survival...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921227/-nosocomial-pneumonia-from-a%C3%A2-radiological-perspective
#19
REVIEW
P Agarwal, A Wielandner
Due to the high morbidity and mortality, nosocomial pneumonia represents a serious risk in hospitalized patients. The increased risk of infections with multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens makes a timely diagnosis and prompt therapy indispensable. A newly occurring or progressive infiltrate in any patient who has been hospitalized for more than 48 h should be viewed with suspicion. In contrast to community acquired pneumonia (CAP), radiography plays a limited role in the diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)...
December 5, 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920562/the-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-during-the-initial-loading-dose-in-patients-with-septic-shock
#20
Wasan Katip, Sutep Jaruratanasirikul, Sutthiporn Pattharachayakul, Wibul Wongpoowarak, Arnurai Jitsurong, Aroonrut Lucksiri
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of vancomycin in patients in the initial phase of septic shock. METHODS: Twelve patients with septic shock received an intravenous infusion of vancomycin 30 mg/kg over 2 h. The vancomycin PK study was conducted during the first 12 h of the regimen. Serum vancomycin concentration-time data were analyzed using the standard model-independent analysis and the compartment model. RESULTS: For the noncompartment analysis the mean values ± standard deviation (SD) of the estimated clearance and volume of distribution of vancomycin at steady state were 6...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
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