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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
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Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806345/pediatric-optic-neuritis-what-is-new
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Mark Borchert, Grant T Liu, Stacy Pineles, Amy T Waldman
Few diseases blur the margins between their childhood and adult-onset varieties as much as optic neuritis. This report will review our state of knowledge of pediatric optic neuritis, as well as its relationship to the latest consensus definitions of neuroinflammatory disease. Current diagnostic and treatment options will be explored, as well as our potential to uncover an understanding of pediatric optic neuritis through systematic prospective studies. The risk of evolving multiple sclerosis is probably less than in adults, but pediatric optic neuritis is more likely to be an initial manifestation of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis...
September 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803528/the-role-of-endoscopy-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-from-diagnosis-to-therapy
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Javier Molina-Infante, Laura Arias-González
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical and endoscopic gastroenterology practice. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of the literature to summarize and update different aspects related with the use of endoscopy in the diagnostic workout and treatment of pediatric and adult EoE patients is conducted. Expert commentary: Endoscopic features in EoE are frequently subtle, so were inadverted in some initial reports of the disease. Literature has described a wide number of EoE-associated features, systematized in the EREFS classification, which standardized the grade and severity of exudates, rings, edema, furrows, and strictures...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802919/nonmotor-signs-in-genetic-forms-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Meike Kasten, Connie Marras, Christine Klein
Although only a minority (i.e., ~5%) of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases is due to well-defined genetic causes, important clues about the common, "idiopathic" PD (iPD) can be garnered from monogenic model diseases. Nonmotor signs (NMS) are also present in monogenic PD and reviewed in this chapter for the confirmed PD genes SNCA, LRRK2, VPS35, Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1, and the risk factor gene GBA. Within the context of the MDSGene database (www.mdsgene.org), we performed a systematic literature search and extracted information on cognitive decline, depression, psychotic signs and symptoms, autonomic signs and symptoms, anxiety, sleep disorder, and olfactory impairment...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802529/breast-lesions-diagnosis-using-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-1-5t-and-3-0t-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Run-Yang Shi, Qiu-Ying Yao, Lian-Ming Wu, Jian-Rong Xu
INTRODUCTION: We compared the diagnostic performance of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) acquired with 1.5T and 3.0T magnetic resonance (MR) units in differentiating malignant breast lesions from benign ones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search of the PubMed and Embase databases was performed for studies reported from January 1, 2000 to February 19, 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed. Statistical analysis included pooling of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity and assessing data inhomogeneity and publication bias...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801417/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-increased-intracranial-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Alex Koziarz, Niv Sne, Fraser Kegel, Waleed Alhazzani, Siddharth Nath, Jetan H Badhiwala, Timothy Rice, Paul Engels, Faidi Samir, Andrew Healey, Kamyar Kahnamoui, Laura Banfield, Sunjay Sharma, Kesava Reddy, Gregory W J Hawryluk, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Saleh A Almenawer
INTRODUCTION: Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is a significant neurological issue that may lead to permanent neurological sequelae. When evaluating patients with traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to identify those with high ICP in order to expedite ICP lowering measures and maintain adequate cerebral perfusion. Several measures are used to recognise patients with increased ICP including CT scan, MRI, ICP monitor, and lumbar puncture (LP). However, these tests can be invasive, associated with radiation exposure, contraindicated, or not readily available...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801248/clinical-value-of-ctdna-in-upper-gi-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Creemers, S Krausz, M Strijker, M J van der Wel, E C Soer, R J Reinten, M G Besselink, J W Wilmink, M J van de Vijver, C J M V Noesel, J Verheij, S L Meijer, F Dijk, M F Bijlsma, M G H van Oijen, H W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: The recent expanding technical possibilities to detect tumor derived mutations in blood, so-called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), has rapidly increased the interest in liquid biopsies. This review and meta-analysis explores the clinical value of ctDNA in malignancies of the upper gastro-intestinal tract. METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane and Embase databases were searched to identify studies reporting the diagnostic, prognostic or predictive value of ctDNA in patients with esophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer, until January 2017...
August 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801031/substitution-of-doctors-with-physiotherapists-in-the-management-of-common-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Darryn Marks, Tracy Comans, Leanne Bisset, Paul A Scuffham
BACKGROUND: There is large variation in models-of-care involving the professional substitution of doctors with physiotherapists. OBJECTIVE: To establish the impact upon patients and health services, of substituting doctors with physiotherapists in the management of common musculoskeletal disorders. DATA SOURCES: Medline, CINAHL and ABI Complete databases, and hand-searching of related studies. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised and non-randomised clinical trials, inter-rater reliability and comparative studies comparing the outcomes of usual care from doctors, with outcomes when the doctor was substituted with a physiotherapist...
November 28, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800944/systematic-review-tumor-associated-antigen-autoantibodies-and-ovarian-cancer-early-detection
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Renée Turzanski Fortner, Antje Damms-Machado, Rudolf Kaaks
OBJECTIVES: Tumor-associated autoantibodies (AAbs), produced as an immune response to tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), are a novel pathway of early detection markers. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review on AAbs and ovarian cancer to summarize the diagnostic performance of individual AAbs and AAb panels. A total of 29 studies including 85 AAbs were included; 27 of the studies were conducted in prevalent cases and cancer-free controls and 2 investigations included pre-diagnosis samples...
August 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800416/the-enigma-of-male-eating-disorders-a-critical-review-and-synthesis
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Stuart B Murray, Jason M Nagata, Scott Griffiths, Jerel P Calzo, Tiffany A Brown, Deborah Mitchison, Aaron J Blashill, Jonathan M Mond
Historically, male presentations of eating disorders (EDs) have been perceived as rare and atypical - a perception that has resulted in the systematic underrepresentation of males in ED research. This underrepresentation has profoundly impacted clinical practice with male patients, in which i) stigmatization and treatment non-engagement are more likely, ii) a distinct array of medical complexities are faced, and iii) symptom presentations differ markedly from female presentations. Further, the marginalization of males from ED research has hindered the assessment and clinical management of these presentations...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798924/diagnostic-performance-of-high-resolution-computed-tomography-in-otosclerosis
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Todd Kanzara, Jagdeep Singh Virk
AIM: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in the diagnosis of otosclerosis. METHODS: A systematic literature review was undertaken to include Level I-III studies (Oxford Centre for Evidenced based Medicine) that utilised HRCT to detect histology confirmed otosclerosis. Quantitative synthesis was then performed. RESULTS: Based on available level III literature, HRCT has a relatively low sensitivity of 58% (95%CI: 49...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797559/utilization-of-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-small-bowel-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Gottlieb, Gary D Peksa, Ananda Vishnu Pandurangadu, Damali Nakitende, Sukhjit Takhar, Raghu R Seethala
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). While computed tomography (CT) is frequently utilized to confirm the diagnosis, this modality is expensive, exposes patients to radiation, may lead to time delays, and is not universally available. This study aimed to determine the test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of SBO. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were assessed for prospective trials evaluating the accuracy of ultrasound for the detection of SBO...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796920/recommendations-for-the-management-of-comorbidity-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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E Dauden, P Lazaro, M D Aguilar, A J Blasco, C Suarez, I Marin, R Queiro, J Bassas-Vila, A Martorell, J García-Campayo
BACKGROUND: The association between hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and some diseases is becoming relevant in recent years. Providing appropriate management of HS from an early stage requires to include prompt diagnosis and treatment of concomitant diseases and to prevent any potential comorbidity. This approach should consider the adverse events of the drugs used to treat HS potentially related to the onset of a comorbidity. OBJECTIVE: To provide the dermatologist with an accurate, easily used tool that will inform the diagnosis of HS comorbidity, and to facilitate decision-making regarding the referral and treatment of patient with HS-associated comorbidity...
August 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796882/cytology-versus-hpv-testing-for-cervical-cancer-screening-in-the-general-population
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George Koliopoulos, Victoria N Nyaga, Nancy Santesso, Andrew Bryant, Pierre Pl Martin-Hirsch, Reem A Mustafa, Holger Schünemann, Evangelos Paraskevaidis, Marc Arbyn
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer screening has traditionally been based on cervical cytology. Given the aetiological relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical carcinogenesis, HPV testing has been proposed as an alternative screening test. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of HPV testing for detecting histologically confirmed cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CIN) of grade 2 or worse (CIN 2+), including adenocarcinoma in situ, in women participating in primary cervical cancer screening; and how it compares to the accuracy of cytological testing (liquid-based and conventional) at various thresholds...
August 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796546/shear-wave-elastography-for-detection-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Sungmin Woo, Chong Hyun Suh, Sang Youn Kim, Jeong Yeon Cho, Seung Hyup Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to review the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography (SWE) in the detection of prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane library databases were searched up to December 23, 2016. We included diagnostic accuracy studies that used SWE for PCa detection with prostatectomy or biopsy used as the reference standard. The methodologic quality of the studies was evaluated by two independent reviewers using the revised Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS-2) tool...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791853/neutrophil-cd64-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-neonatal-sepsis-meta-analysis
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Ji Dai, Wenjie Jiang, Zhigang Min, Jian Yang, Yongfei Tan, Tieliang Ma, Zhijun Ge
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil CD64 (nCD64) is a promising marker for diagnosing bacterial infections. Several studies have investigated the performance of nCD64 for diagnosing neonatal sepsis and the results are variable. Interest in nCD64 for detecting serious bacterial infections is increasing rapidly. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to carry out a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of nCD64 in neonatal sepsis. As far as the authors know, no previous studies have undertaken this...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782675/prevalence-of-dyspepsia-in-individuals-with-gastro-esophageal-reflux-type-symptoms-in-the-community-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Leonardo H Eusebi, Raguprakash Ratnakumaran, Franco Bazzoli, Alexander C Ford
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dyspepsia and gastro-esophageal reflux are highly prevalent in the general population, but they are believed to be separate entities. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the prevalence of dyspepsia in individuals with gastro-esophageal reflux symptoms (GERS), and to quantify overlap between the disorders. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and EMBASE Classic databases to identify population-based studies reporting the prevalence of dyspepsia and GERS in adults, defined using specific symptom-based criteria or based on answers to questionnaires...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782283/psychosis-risk-screening-in-different-populations-using-the-prodromal-questionnaire-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Mark Savill, Jennifer D'Ambrosio, Tyrone D Cannon, Rachel L Loewy
AIM: Diagnosing individuals at ultra high risk (UHR) for psychosis can improve early access to treatment, and a two-stage model utilizing self-report screening followed by a clinical interview can be accurate and efficient. However, it is currently unclear which screening cut-offs to adopt with different populations. METHODS: A systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies evaluating the Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ) as a preliminary screener for UHR and psychosis was conducted to examine screening effectiveness in different contexts...
August 6, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782119/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-diagnostic-performance-of-the-combination-of-pepsinogen-gastrin-17-and-anti-helicobacter-pylori-antibodies-serum-assays-for-the-diagnosis-of-atrophic-gastritis
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R M Zagari, S Rabitti, D C Greenwood, L H Eusebi, A Vestito, F Bazzoli
BACKGROUND: The combination of pepsinogen, gastrin-17 and anti-H. pylori antibodies serological assays (panel test) is a non-invasive tool for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis. However, the diagnostic reliability of this test is still uncertain. AIM: To assess the diagnostic performance of the serum panel test for the diagnosis of atrophic gastritis. METHODS: Medline via PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Cochrane Library databases and abstracts of international conferences proceedings were searched from January 1995 to December 2016 using the primary keywords "pepsinogens," "gastrin," "atrophic gastritis," "gastric precancerous lesions...
August 7, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781128/six-cases-of-sporadic-schwannomatosis-topographic-distribution-and-outcomes-of-peripheral-nerve-tumors
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G Chick, J Victor, N Hollevoet
The diagnosis of schwannomatosis is often overestimated and is based on the existence of multiple peripheral nerve tumors composed exclusively of schwannomas, in the absence of clinical signs of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Sporadic forms are much more frequent than familial forms. The objective of this study was to describe the distribution of peripheral nerve tumors and investigate the outcomes of schwannomas in the context of sporadic schwannomatosis. We conducted a retrospective study of patients who fulfilled clinical diagnostic criteria for sporadic schwannomatosis...
August 3, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
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