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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221303/a-case-of-asymptomatic-inclusion-body-myositis
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Rey Bello, Tulio Bertorini, Kartheek Ganta, William Mays
OBJECTIVES: To present a case of asymptomatic inclusion body myositis. METHODS: The authors report a case of a 67-year-old man who presented with idiopathic hyperCKemia. Physical examination including a complete neurological evaluation was unremarkable. Systemic causes of hyperCKemia, including medication side effects, metabolic and endocrine disorders, and connective tissue disorders, were ruled out with various indicated tests. RESULTS: Two and a half years after initial consultation, the patient reported left knee pain...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221302/diagnostic-criteria-for-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Derrick Blackmore, Zaeem A Siddiqi
OBJECTIVES: Despite its relative common occurrence, definitive diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) remains problematic. In practice, patients with pain, numbness, and/or paresthesias in their lower limbs are diagnosed with SFN if found to have dissociated sensory loss in their feet, that is, impaired pinprick perception (PP) but relatively preserved vibration. We sought to assess the sensitivity and specificity of clinical examination and various diagnostic tools available for screening SFN...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220597/a-new-option-for-definitive-burn-wound-closure%C3%A2-%C3%A2-pair-matching-type-of-retrospective-case-control-study-of-hand-burns-in-the-hospitalised-patients-group-in-the-dr-stanislaw-sakiel-centre-for-burn-treatment-between-2009-and-2015
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Justyna Glik, Marek Kawecki, Diana Kitala, Agnieszka Klama-Baryła, Wojciech Łabuś, Marek Grabowski, Agata Durdzińska, Mariusz Nowak, Marcelina Misiuga, Aleksandra Kasperczyk
Nearly 80% of all burns include the hands of affected individuals. Skin grafting is the gold standard in burns treatment, but in the case of the burn wound bed, it may require the necessity of utilising skin substitutes to facilitate closure. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of a porcine-derived wound dressing (Oasis™) for application to hand burns compared to a synthetic dressing (Suprathel™). Comparative assessments were made, including the time to heal, quality of healing and pain intensity...
February 21, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220525/dimethyl-sulfoxide-dmso-as-intravesical-therapy-for-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
William F Rawls, Lindsey Cox, Eric S Rovner
AIMS: The purpose of this review is to update the current understanding of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and its role in the treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using the PRIMSA checklist to identify published articles involving intravesical DMSO for the treatment of IC. RESULTS: Thirteen cohort studies and three randomized-controlled trials were identified. Response rates relying on subjective measurement scores range from 61 to 95%...
February 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216749/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-results-of-first-100-cases
#5
Kanthila Mahesha
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc herniation is a major cause of back pain and sciatica. The surgical management of lumbar disc prolapse has evolved from exploratory laminectomy to percutaneous endoscopic discectomy. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is the least invasive procedure for lumbar disc prolapse. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical outcome, quality of life, neurologic function, and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred patients with lumbar disc prolapse who were treated with percutaneous endoscopic discectomy from May 2012 to January 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215182/pain-relief-that-matters-to-patients-systematic-review-of-empirical-studies-assessing-the-minimum-clinically-important-difference-in-acute-pain
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Mette Frahm Olsen, Eik Bjerre, Maria Damkjær Hansen, Jørgen Hilden, Nino Emanuel Landler, Britta Tendal, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson
BACKGROUND: The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is used to interpret the clinical relevance of results reported by trials and meta-analyses as well as to plan sample sizes in new studies. However, there is a lack of consensus about the size of MCID in acute pain, which is a core symptom affecting patients across many clinical conditions. METHODS: We identified and systematically reviewed empirical studies of MCID in acute pain. We searched PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library, and included prospective studies determining MCID using a patient-reported anchor and a one-dimensional pain scale (e...
February 20, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214464/cell-based-treatment-for-the-management-of-articular-cartilage-injuries-where-are-we
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William Rossy, Eric Strauss
Articular cartilage is a specialized tissue that lines the surface of joints. Injuries to articular cartilage pose challenges due to poor healing potential. Focal cartilage defects are typically the result of high impact or repetitive loads to the articular surface. They tend to occur in the younger, active population and have been shown to cause swelling, pain, and joint dysfunction. Although the natural history of these lesions has never been definitively elucidated in the literature, clinical experience suggests that if left untreated, these lesions will demonstrate an inability to heal and may lead to prolonged increased articular peak stresses, which in turn may lead to pain and significant limitations in the future...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209324/japanese-guidelines-for-allergic-conjunctival-diseases-2017
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REVIEW
Etsuko Takamura, Eiichi Uchio, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Shigeaki Ohno, Yuichi Ohashi, Shigeki Okamoto, Naoki Kumagai, Yoshiyuki Satake, Jun Shoji, Yayoi Nakagawa, Kenichi Namba, Kazumi Fukagawa, Atsuki Fukushima, Hiroshi Fujishima
The definition, classification, pathogenesis, test methods, clinical findings, criteria for diagnosis, and therapies of allergic conjunctival disease are summarized based on the Guidelines for Clinical Management of Allergic Conjunctival Disease (Second Edition) revised in 2010. Allergic conjunctival disease is defined as "a conjunctival inflammatory disease associated with a Type I allergy accompanied by some subjective or objective symptoms." Allergic conjunctival disease is classified into allergic conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis, and giant papillary conjunctivitis...
February 10, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209175/effectiveness-of-topical-silicone-gel-and-pressure-garment-therapy-for-burn-scar-prevention-and-management-in-children-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jodie Wiseman, Megan Simons, Roy Kimble, Robert Ware, Steven McPhail, Zephanie Tyack
BACKGROUND: Abnormal scar development following burn injury can cause substantial physical and psychological distress to children and their families. Common burn scar prevention and management techniques include silicone therapy, pressure garment therapy, or a combination of both. Currently, no definitive, high-quality evidence is available for the effectiveness of topical silicone gel or pressure garment therapy for the prevention and management of burn scars in the paediatric population...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196208/effect-of-radiotherapy-on-painful-bone-metastases-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-ncic-clinical-trials-group-symptom-control-trial-sc-23
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Rachel McDonald, Keyue Ding, Michael Brundage, Ralph M Meyer, Abdenour Nabid, Pierre Chabot, Genevieve Coulombe, Shahida Ahmed, Joda Kuk, A Rashid Dar, Aamer Mahmud, Alysa Fairchild, Carolyn F Wilson, Jackson S Y Wu, Kristopher Dennis, Carlo DeAngelis, Rebecca K S Wong, Liting Zhu, Stephanie Chan, Edward Chow
Importance: Many studies that found improved quality of life (QOL) after radiotherapy of bone metastases have small sample sizes and do not use specific questionnaires. How soon after radiotherapy one can expect an improvement in QOL is unknown. Objective: To investigate QOL at days 10 and 42 after radiotherapy with a bone metastases-specific QOL tool. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this secondary analysis of the NCIC Clinical Trials Group Symptom Control Trial SC...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193257/bell-s-palsy-in-children-bellpic-protocol-for-a-multicentre-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Franz E Babl, Mark T Mackay, Meredith L Borland, David W Herd, Amit Kochar, Jason Hort, Arjun Rao, John A Cheek, Jeremy Furyk, Lisa Barrow, Shane George, Michael Zhang, Kaya Gardiner, Katherine J Lee, Andrew Davidson, Robert Berkowitz, Frank Sullivan, Emily Porrello, Kim Marie Dalziel, Vicki Anderson, Ed Oakley, Sandy Hopper, Fiona Williams, Catherine Wilson, Amanda Williams, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy or acute idiopathic lower motor neurone facial paralysis is characterized by sudden onset paralysis or weakness of the muscles to one side of the face controlled by the facial nerve. While there is high level evidence in adults demonstrating an improvement in the rate of complete recovery of facial nerve function when treated with steroids compared with placebo, similar high level studies on the use of steroids in Bell's palsy in children are not available. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of steroids in Bell's palsy in children in a randomised placebo-controlled trial...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193220/a-rare-case-of-multiple-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumors-along-a-tendon-sheath-inducing-osteomalacia
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Ryuta Arai, Tomohiro Onodera, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Eiji Kondo, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia, reduction of 1,25-dihydroxyl vitamin D, and bone calcification disorders. Tumors associated with TIO are typically phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors that are bone and soft tissue origin and often present as a solitary tumor. The high production of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) by the tumor is believed to be the causative factor responsible for the impaired renal tubular phosphate reabsorption, hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia...
February 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192262/intra-operative-ultrasonography-for-definition-of-less-invasive-surgical-technique-in-patients-with-chiari-type-i-malformation
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Roger Schmidt Brock, Mario Augusto Taricco, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation Type I (CM) is the main congenital malformation disease of the craniovertebral junction. The ideal surgical treatment is still controversial. Invasive procedures inside CSF space and associated with dural repair are considered the gold standard, however a less invasive surgery with isolated bone decompression without dural opening may be possible in selected patients.. Our study evaluates the efficacy of intra-operative CSF flow measurement with ultrasonography (USG) as a determining parameter in the selection of these patients...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191689/non-invasive-skin-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-myiasis
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E Cinotti, B Labeille, F Cambazard, F Dupuis, P Rubegni, J L Perrot
A 52-year-old man presented with a painful ulceration of the scalp (Fig. 1a). He had returned from Guyana the previous week. Dermoscopic examination (FotoFinder Systems GmbH, Bad Birnbach, Germany) showed an intermittent dynamic aspect changing from a sanguineous roundish ulcer (Fig. 1b) to a peculiar roundish structure characterized by a yellowish peripheral ring and a central brownish part (Fig. 1c). High-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT; Skintell(®) ; Agfa Gevaert, Antverpen, Belgium) showed a skin cavity (Fig...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190430/delirium-in-critically-ill-patients
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A J C Slooter, R R Van De Leur, I J Zaal
Delirium is common in critically ill patients and associated with increased length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and long-term cognitive impairment. The pathophysiology of delirium has been explained by neuroinflammation, an aberrant stress response, neurotransmitter imbalances, and neuronal network alterations. Delirium develops mostly in vulnerable patients (e.g., elderly and cognitively impaired) in the throes of a critical illness. Delirium is by definition due to an underlying condition and can be identified at ICU admission using prediction models...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188391/knee-symptoms-among-adults-at-risk-for-accelerated-knee-osteoarthritis-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Julie Davis, Charles B Eaton, Grace H Lo, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Timothy E McAlindon, Mary F Barbe, Jeffrey B Driban
The purpose of this study was to examine if adults who develop accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) have greater knee symptoms with certain activities than those with or without incident common KOA. We conducted a case-control study using data from baseline and the first four annual visits of the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Participants had no radiographic KOA at baseline (Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) <2). We classified 3 groups as follows: (1) accelerated KOA: > = 1 knee developed advance-stage KOA (KL = 3 or 4) within 48 months, (2) common KOA: > = 1 knee increased in radiographic severity (excluding those with accelerated KOA), and (3) no KOA: no change in radiographic severity by 48 months...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186838/biological-dose-escalated-definitive-radiation-therapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Brigida da Costa Ferreira, Pedro Sá-Couto, Leila Khouri, Maria do Carmo Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To compare treatment outcome of patients with head and neck (HN) tumours treated with definitive Radiation Therapy (RT) that, mainly due to differences in the fractionation scheme used with simultaneous integrated boost techniques, resulted in a different biological dose. METHODS: 181 HN cancer patients, prescribed to about 70.2 Gy in the primary tumour, were included in this study. Population cohort was divided into Group <70 and Group ≥70 when the mean dose converted to a 2 Gy fractionation in the primary tumour was less or higher than 70...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185680/recurrent-pericarditis
#18
M Imazio, A Battaglia, L Gaido, F Gaita
Recurrent pericarditis is the most troublesome complication of pericarditis occurring in 15 to 30% of cases. The pathogenesis is often presumed to be immune-mediated although a specific rheumatologic diagnosis is commonly difficult to find. The clinical diagnosis is based on recurrent pericarditis chest pain and additional objective evidence of disease activity (e.g. pericardial rub, ECG changes, pericardial effusion, elevation of markers of inflammation, and/or imaging evidence of pericardial inflammation by CT or cardiac MR)...
February 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185296/a-report-of-cerebral-malaria-treated-with-automated-red-blood-cell-exchange
#19
Waseem Q Anani, Gerald P Smith, Mehraboon Irani, Kathleen E Puca
BACKGROUND: Adjunctive automated whole blood or red blood cell exchange (RBCEx) can rapidly decrease malarial hyperparasitemia. Several case reports and series suggest improvement in clinical symptomatology; however, recent Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations concluded that RBCEx has no efficacy as an adjunctive therapy. We present a case of mental status changes secondary to cerebral malaria treated with automated RBCEx resulting in rapid and dramatic neurologic improvement...
February 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183835/benign-spine-lesions-advances-in-techniques-for-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-treatment
#20
REVIEW
A Tomasian, A N Wallace, J W Jennings
Minimally invasive percutaneous imaging-guided techniques have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of benign tumors of the spine. Techniques available include a variety of tumor ablation technologies, including radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, microwave ablation, alcohol ablation, and laser photocoagulation. Vertebral augmentation may be performed after ablation as part of the same procedure for fracture stabilization or prevention. Typically, the treatment goal in benign spine lesions is definitive cure...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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