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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076290/tailored-interactive-sequences-for-continuous-mr-image-guided-freehand-biopsies-of-different-organs-in-an-open-system-at-1-0-tesla-t-initial-experience
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Florian Streitparth, Christian Althoff, Martin Jonczyk, Felix Guettler, Martin Maurer, Hendrik Rathke, Keno Moritz Sponheuer, Bernd Hamm, Ulf K Teichgräber, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, image quality, and accuracy of freehand biopsies of liver, bone, muscle, vertebral disc, soft tissue, and other lesions using balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP, balanced fast field echo: bFFE), spoiled and nonspoiled gradient echo (FFE), and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences for interactive continuous navigation in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at 1.0 tesla (T). METHODS: Twenty-six MR-guided biopsies (five liver, five bone, four muscle, four vertebral disc, one lung, one kidney, one suprarenal gland, and five soft or other tissue) were performed in 23 patients in a 1...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066990/management-of-adrenal-masses-in-patients-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
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Suzanne P MacFarland, Sogol Mostoufi-Moab, Kristin Zelley, Peter A Mattei, Lisa J States, Tricia R Bhatti, Kelly A Duffy, Garrett M Brodeur, Jennifer M Kalish
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a genetic overgrowth and cancer predisposition syndrome, associated with both benign and malignant adrenal findings. Literature review and an institutional case series elucidate the wide spectrum of adrenal findings in BWS patients. The altered expression of the 11p15 region is likely related to adrenal gland hyperplasia and growth dysregulation. Given the absence of guidelines for managing adrenal findings in BWS, we propose a systematic approach to adrenal findings in BWS patients, to allow for maximum detection of potentially malignant pathology without posing additional risk to patients...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051122/kras-mutation-incidence-and-prognostic-value-are-metastatic-site-specific-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-kras-mutation-and-bone-metastasis
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Zoltan Lohinai, Thomas Klikovits, Judit Moldvay, Gyula Ostoros, Erzsebet Raso, Jozsef Timar, Katalin Fabian, Ilona Kovalszky, István Kenessey, Clemens Aigner, Ferenc Renyi-Vamos, Walter Klepetko, Balazs Dome, Balazs Hegedus
Current guidelines lack comprehensive information on the metastatic site-specific role of KRAS mutation in lung adenocarcinoma (LADC). We investigated the effect of KRAS mutation on overall survival (OS) in this setting. In our retrospective study, 500 consecutive Caucasian metastatic LADC patients with known KRAS mutational status were analyzed after excluding 32 patients with EGFR mutations. KRAS mutation incidence was 28.6%. The most frequent metastatic sites were lung (45.6%), bone (26.2%), adrenal gland (17...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035585/effect-of-exercise-on-ovulation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Osnat Hakimi, Luiz-Claudio Cameron
BACKGROUND: Infertility has been described as a devastating life crisis for couples, and has a particularly severe effect on women, in terms of anxiety and depression. Anovulation accounts for around 30% of female infertility, and while lifestyle factors such as physical activity are known to be important, the relationship between exercise and ovulation is multi-factorial and complex, and to date there are no clear recommendations concerning exercise regimes. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to systematically assess the effect of physical activity on ovulation and to discuss the possible mechanisms by which exercise acts to modulate ovulation in reproductive-age women...
December 29, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974908/cushing-s-disease-a-multidisciplinary-overview-of-the-clinical-features-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
A Buliman, L G Tataranu, D L Paun, A Mirica, C Dumitrache
Cushing's disease is considered a rare condition characterized by the hypersecretion of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) due to a pituitary adenoma that ultimately causes endogenous hypercortisolism by stimulating the adrenal glands. The clinical signs suggesting Cushing's disease, such as obesity, moon face, hirsutism, and facial plethora are already present on presentation. Endogenous hypercortisolism is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic manifestations, as well as respiratory disorders, psychiatric complications, osteoporosis and infections, leading to high rates of morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936531/endocrinology-update-hirsutism
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Joel J Heidelbaugh
Hirsutism is defined as excessive terminal hair growth, such as coarse sexual or secondary hair, that typically appears in a male growth pattern in androgen-dependent areas of the female body. It can occur in men and women. Common etiologies include polycystic ovary syndrome, idiopathic hyperandrogenemia, idiopathic hirsutism, adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency, androgen-secreting tumors, iatrogenic hirsutism, acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, and hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Diagnostic guidelines are predominantly aimed at premenopausal women but an appropriate evaluation for underlying endocrinopathies in postmenopausal women and men may be required...
December 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928727/benefits-and-risks-of-long-term-asthma-management-in-children-where-are-we-heading
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Hengameh H Raissy, H William Kelly
International guidelines provide recommendations for a stepwise approach to the management of asthma in children 0-4 years old, 5-11 years old, and adolescents who are treated as adults. Therapy is aimed at two domains of control: current impairment and future risk. The long-term controller medications, inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs), ICSs in combination with long-acting β2 agonists, leukotriene receptor antagonists, and immunomodulators, exhibit different efficacies for these domains. The risk:benefit ratios of the available medications need to be carefully assessed...
December 7, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908250/hypoglycemia-and-cardiac-arrhythmia-mechanisms-evidence-base-and-current-recommendations
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Sitara Gulrukh Khan, Mohammed Shahriar Huda
BACKGROUND: With the use of intensive insulin therapy and insulin secretagogues to optimize glycemic control in diabetes, hypoglycemia continues to present a clinical challenge. Hypoglycemia has been implicated in nocturnal sudden death in type 1 diabetes, and the mechanism underlying this is postulated to be cardiac arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the evidence surrounding hypoglycemia and cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: A structured search of the Pubmed bibliographic database was undertaken, and relevant peer-reviewed articles on the topic were included in the review...
December 1, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843033/benchmark-credentialing-results-for-nrg-br001-the-first-national-cancer-institute-sponsored-trial-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-multiple-metastases
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Hania A Al-Hallaq, Steven J Chmura, Joseph K Salama, Jessica R Lowenstein, Susan McNulty, James M Galvin, David S Followill, Clifford G Robinson, Thomas M Pisansky, Kathryn A Winter, Julia R White, Ying Xiao, Martha M Matuszak
PURPOSE: The NRG-BR001 trial is the first National Cancer Institute-sponsored trial to treat multiple (range 2-4) extracranial metastases with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Benchmark credentialing is required to ensure adherence to this complex protocol, in particular, for metastases in close proximity. The present report summarizes the dosimetric results and approval rates. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The benchmark used anonymized data from a patient with bilateral adrenal metastases, separated by <5 cm of normal tissue...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802863/adrenal-incidentalomas-are-they-being-worked-up-appropriately
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Pooja Sahni, Apoorva Trivedi, Abdulkadir Omer, Nitin Trivedi
INTRODUCTION: Adrenal incidentalomas are defined as masses picked up on imaging studies that were done for apparently different reasons. With frequent use of imaging modalities, incidental adrenal masses are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Guidelines are currently available for the diagnosis and management of adrenal incidentalomas, but the appropriateness of initial work-up and subsequent follow-up of incidental adrenal masses in the community hospital setting is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We studied the appropriateness of initial work-up and follow-up of incidental adrenal masses discovered on abdominal computerized tomography (CT)...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798546/evaluation-of-early-corticosteroid-therapy-in-management-of-pediatric-septic-shock-in-pediatric-intensive-care-patients-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Ahmed El-Nawawy, Doaa Khater, Heba Omar, Yasser Wali
BACKGROUND: Septic shock is a major healthcare problem. Adrenal insufficiency in children with septic shock is a recognized complication, yet is controversial regarding its management and effect on mortality. According to the current guidelines, children with risk factors for adrenal insufficiency should receive a stress dose of steroids in step 3 of treatment. This study aimed to evaluate and compare early corticosteroid therapy with the traditional use of steroids among pediatric septic shock patients...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787920/pheochromocytomas-are-diagnosed-incidentally-and-at-older-age-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Jessica Moramarco, Nada El Ghorayeb, Nadine Dumas, Serge Nolet, Luce Boulanger, Nelly Burnichon, André Lacroix, Zaki Elhaffaf, Anne-Paule Gimenez Roqueplo, Pavel Hamet, Isabelle Bourdeau
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines do not currently recommend routine systematic hormonal screening for pheochromocytoma (PHEO) in all/normotensive patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), in contrast to other PHEO-predisposing genetic syndromes such as Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. OBJECTIVES: To characterize and compare parameters of PHEO in patients with NF1 to patients with or without other germline mutations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients with histologically proven PHEO at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal from 2000 through 2015...
October 27, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781316/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-role-of-routine-histological-organ-sampling-to-determine-cause-of-death
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, L Judge-Kronis, S Levine, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for the investigation of intrauterine death and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) recommend, based on expert opinion, autopsy procedures and tissue sampling strategies for histological analysis. Although stillbirth is much more common than SUDI, there have been no large-scale studies published which evaluate the usefulness of histological evaluation of specific organs in stillbirth for determining cause of death. Our aim was to evaluate the use of macroscopic and microscopic assessment of internal organs to determine cause of intrauterine death...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759186/comprehensive-first-line-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hypertension-experience-from-a-single-center-tertiary-referral-clinic
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Amy E Burchell, Jonathan C L Rodrigues, Max Charalambos, Laura E K Ratcliffe, Emma C Hart, Julian F R Paton, Andreas Baumbach, Nathan E Manghat, Angus K Nightingale
European guidelines recommend that patients with hypertension be assessed for asymptomatic organ damage and secondary causes. The authors propose that a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can provide comprehensive first-line imaging of patients assessed via a specialist hypertension clinic. A total of 200 patients (56% male, aged 51±15 years, office BP 168±30/96±16 mm Hg) underwent MRI of the heart, kidneys, renal arteries, adrenals and aorta. Comparisons were made with other imaging modalities where available...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754247/os-35-07-a-novel-method-for-adrenal-vein-sampling-via-median-cubital-vein
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Xiongjing Jiang, Hui Dong, Meng Peng, Yubao Zou, Wuqiang Che
OBJECTIVE: Adrenal venous sampling (AVS) is recommended by clinical guidelines to distinguish surgically curable types of primary aldosteronism, but remains widespread underused mainly due to difficulty in successful sampling. When considering that the right adrenal vein is angled caudally, AVS through upper extremity approach may be more appropriate. The purpose of this study was to establish the technique ofAVS via median cubital vein (MCV), and evaluate its safety and feasibility. DESIGN AND METHOD: From January 2012 to June 2015, 194 consecutive patients diagnosed as primary aldosteronism underwent AVS via MCV at the Fuwai Hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754244/os-35-04-the-aa2-ratio-towards-improved-screening-for-primary-aldosteronism-in-hypertension
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Marko Poglitsch, Ashraf H Ahmed, Michael Resl, Andrea Stoller, Dunja Van Oyen, Cornelia Schwager, Claudia Aigner, Oliver Domenig, Michael Krebs, Manuel Haschke, Michael Stowasser
OBJECTIVE: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is form of hypertension characterized by production of aldosterone by the adrenal that is excessive and relatively autonomous of the renin-angiotensin system. Once detected, unilateral PA can be usually cured by surgical removal of the affected adrenal, while bilateral PA can be specifically treated by medications, which antagonize aldosterone action. Clinical guidelines of Endocrine Societies in Europe and the US recommend screening for PA among most hypertensive patients...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754198/js-ish-eccr-3-a-novel-algorithm-for-the-case-detection-of-the-most-common-form-of-endocrine-hypertension
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Gian Paolo Rossi
Primary aldosteronism (PA) involves more than 11% of patients referred to specialized hypertension centers and, therefore, is much more common than commonly held. Moreover, it causes a damage to the heart, blood vessels and kidneys, which translates into a high rate of cardiovascular events, in excess to the degree of blood pressure raise. Along with the notion that a timely diagnosis entails a fundamental step for the choice of an appropriate therapy, which can correct the arterial hypertension and the hypokalemia, this justifies efforts to search for PA in the majority of the patients with hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744612/follow-up-of-patients-with-adrenal-incidentaloma-in-accordance-with-the-european-society-of-endocrinology-guidelines-could-we-be-safe
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V Morelli, A Scillitani, M Arosio, I Chiodini
Recently, the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) published new guidelines on the management of adrenal incidentalomas. At the same time Lopez and coworkers published on the Annals of Internal Medicine an important study showing that even patients with non-functioning adrenal tumors have an increased risk of incident diabetes. In consideration of previous data and of the results of the study of Lopez and coworkers, some points emerge from the ESE Guidelines that deserve attention. Firstly, it must be observed that the term "autonomous cortisol secretion," introduced by the ESE Panel in the place of the commonly used "subclinical hypercortisolism," seems questionable, since the guidelines do not suggest determining the adrenocorticotroph hormone levels that could give the certain proof of a truly autonomous cortisol secretion...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677014/2005-2015-ten-years-clinical-experience-in-treating-dmd-patients-by-corticosteroids-in-lyon
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Stéphanie Fontaine Carbonnel, Pascal Rippert, Isabelle Poirot, Dominique Gachet, Capucine de Lattre, Carole Vuillerot
OBJECTIVE: Since 2005, in France, corticosteroid therapy is now widely used in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This treatment has changed our practice of pediatric rehabilitation teams. We describe here our 10-year clinical experience in treating DMD patients by CS according to international guidelines i.e. prednisone 0.75mg/kg/day started from the plateau of motor function. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study. Information was given on the expected effects and side effects...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662258/towards-a-universally-accepted-definition-of-subclinical-cushing-s-syndrome-subclinical-autonomous-hypercortisolism
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Warrick J Inder
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January 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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