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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239523/quantitative-imaging-biomarkers-for-dural-sinus-patterns-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Dinah Zur, Reut Anconina, Anat Kesler, Svetlana Lublinsky, Ronen Toledano, Ilan Shelef
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively characterize transverse dural sinuses (TS) on magnetic resonance venography (MRV) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), compared to healthy controls, using a computer assisted detection (CAD) method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed MRV studies of 38 IIH patients and 30 controls, matched by age and gender. Data analysis was performed using a specially developed Matlab algorithm for vessel cross-sectional analysis...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238200/left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-case-series-and-technical-report
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C McNamara, P Cullen, M Rackauskas, R Kelly, K E O'Sullivan, J Galvin, D Eaton
BACKGROUND: Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) is a surgical procedure that has been shown to have an antiarrhythmic and antifibrillatory effect. Evidence indicating its antiarrhythmic effect has been available for over 100 years. It involves the removal of the lower half of the stellate ganglion and T2-T4 of the sympathetic ganglia and is carried out as either a unilateral or bilateral procedure. With advancements in thoracic surgery, it can be safely performed via a minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) approach resulting in significantly less morbidity and a shortened inpatient stay...
February 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238003/a-new-surgical-technique-for-closure-of-pilonidal-sinus-defects-triangular-closure-technique
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Mehmet Mutaf, Metin Temel, Mustafa Nihat Koç
BACKGROUND We present a clinical experience with a new local flap procedure, namely the triangular closure technique, for reconstruction of sacrococcygeal skin defects resulting from excision of the pilonidal sinus. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this technique, the defect is surgically converted to a triangle in shape. Then, the triangular defect is closed by transposition of 2 skin flaps designed in an unequal z-plasty manner. Over 6 years, this technique has been used for closure of defects of chronic pilonidal sinus disease in 27 patients (6 females, 21 males)...
February 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236426/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-maxillary-sinus-misdiagnosed-as-chronic-apical-periodontitis
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So-Young Park, Chien-Yun Pi, Euiseong Kim, Yoon Lee
Sometimes pain originating from a non-odontogenic pathologic condition is mistaken as endodontic illness, leading to misdiagnosis. The patient can misinterpret the pain as originating from a site different from the actual site, which is known as referred pain. However, the clinician managing pain in the orofacial region needs to be well-informed about the typical signs and symptoms of non-odontogenic diseases and to be able to make the correct referral when necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. A 43-year-old man presented to the department of conservative dentistry complaining of dental pain...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231590/endotypes-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-biomarkers-based-on-a-mechanistic-insight-for-targeted-treatment
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Martin Wagenmann, Kathrin Scheckenbach, Adam M Chaker
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an umbrella term for several phenotypes and mechanistically distinct inflammatory diseases of the nose and the paranasal sinuses affecting around 11% of the population in Europe and the USA. Approximately 20% of the patients present with uncontrolled disease despite adequate treatment, and revision surgery is common. While a clinical characterization alone does not improve treatment results, novel but expensive biologics have increasingly become available, but they require a better understanding of the mechanism...
2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231370/significance-of-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-olfactory-disorder
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Teemu Harju, Markus Rautiainen, Ilkka Kivekäs
The aim of this retrospective analysis was to examine olfactory disorders among the patients in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic of Tampere University Hospital, Finland, from 2001 to 2011, and to evaluate the necessity of imaging in the examination of patients with olfactory disorders. Charts of 143 consecutive patients with a primary olfactory disorder were examined, and 69 patients who had undergone the necessary testing were included in the study. The most common causes of olfactory disorder were upper respiratory infection (23%), chronic rhinosinusitis (19%), head trauma (17%), and allergic or nonallergic rhinitis (6%)...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229571/transnasal-transsphenoidal-brain-injury-by-a-fencing-foil-an-unusual-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Rafet Özay, Mehmet S Balkan, Çağhan Tönge, Zeki Şekerci
BACKGROUND: In this report, the authors present an unusual case of a 10-year-old child who suffered a severe headache and rhinorrhea that occurred as a result of fencing foil sports injury via transnasal-transsphenoidal (TNTS) pathway. METHODS: Following to trauma, the child had shown neurological symptoms such a pupil dilatation, change in consciousness and mild hemiparesia. Imaging demonstrated destruction of bone structures including posterior wall of sphenoid sinus and anterosuperior part of sella turcica, and also a contusion at right thalamic region...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229442/-rapidly-progressive-dementia-and-parkinsonism-associated-to-multiple-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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P Mejia, L M Piedra, X Merchan-Del Hierro
INTRODUCTION: Rapidly progressive dementias are an infrequent group of diseases characterised by cognitive deterioration and other neurological disorders that develop over a period ranging from weeks to months. Their causation is varied and includes a large number of neurodegenerative, toxic, metabolic, autoimmune, infectious and vascular conditions. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 69-year-old male who was admitted to hospital due to a rapidly progressive dementia and parkinsonism caused by multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas, which were successfully treated by means of endovascular therapy...
March 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229071/bilateral-vertebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-causing-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-in-a-dog
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Kathryn E Rhue, Amanda R Taylor, Robert C Cole, Randolph L Winter
A 10-year-old male neutered mixed breed dog was evaluated for cervical hyperesthesia and tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and cervical spinal cord identified an extradural compressive lesion over the body of C2 caused by marked dilation of the vertebral venous sinuses. Following intravenous contrast administration both vertebral sinuses had heterogeneous contrast enhancement consistent with incomplete thrombi formation. An abdominal ultrasound also showed a distal aortic thrombus. A definitive cause for the thrombi formation was not identified, but the patient had several predisposing factors which may have contributed...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229035/imaging-and-outcomes-for-a-new-entity-low-grade-sinonasal-sarcoma-with-neural-and-myogenic-features
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Richard B Cannon, Richard H Wiggins, Benjamin L Witt, Yusuf Dundar, Tawni M Johnston, Jason P Hunt
Objectives Low-grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features (LGSSNMF) is a new, rare tumor. Our goal is to describe the imaging characteristics and surgical outcomes of this unique skull base malignancy. Design Retrospective case series. Setting Academic medical center. Participants There were three patients who met inclusion criteria with a confirmed LGSSNMF. Main Outcome Measures Imaging and histopathological characteristics, treatments, survival and recurrence outcomes, complications, morbidity, and mortality...
January 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228944/semi-closed-surgical-technique-for-treatment-of-pilonidal-sinus-disease
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Stavros Samaras, Georgios Mitsopoulos, Titos Deverakis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos, Dionysios Pinialidis
INTRODUCTION: Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a highly debatable disorder regarding its surgical management, despite an assortment of surgical techniques described in the medical literature. The aim of this report is to provide an alternate semi-closed surgical method for treatment of PSD, with early recovery and a satisfactory cosmetic result. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 34 patients underwent surgical treatment for primary PSD; 32 male and 2 female. Patients were suffering from primary PSD, with the cyst located in the gluteal midline...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227090/amplitude-based-beat-detection-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-pacemaker
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Seung Hwan Lee, Hyoun Seok Myoung, Chang Hoon Kang, Eue Keun Choi, Kyoung Joung Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Hyoun Seok Myoung, Chang Hoon Kang, Eue Keun Choi, Kyoung Joung Lee, Chang Hoon Kang, Eue Keun Choi, Seung Hwan Lee, Kyoung Joung Lee, Hyoun Seok Myoung
Bradycardia is defined as a sinus rhythm of less than 60 beats per minute and atrial tachyarrhythmia including atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently associated with bradycardia. Pacemaker is the only effective treatment for symptomatic bradycardia and automatic mode switching (AMS) function is built in pacemaker to switch mode in the presence of atrial tachyarrhythmia. AMS algorithms consider appropriate mode switching in case of undersensing or oversensing and this consideration makes their onset time and resynchronization time late...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222415/young-adult-patient-with-headache-fever-and-blurred-vision
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Stavroula A Paschou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Vasiliki Trianti, Stavroula Lyra, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Andreas Seretis, Andromachi Vryonidou
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: This case highlights the fact that acute pituitary apoplexy may be misdiagnosed due to being confused with other entities exhibiting similar symptoms, such as meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A patient in his late 30s presented with sudden and severe frontal headache, fever, blurred vision, nausea, confusion, as well as oculomotor palsy (CN III) with partial ptosis of the left eyelid, dilated left pupil and left eye globe deviation inferiorly and laterally...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220940/pharmacologic-conversion-during-dofetilide-treatment-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Jonathan S Steinberg, Yash Shah, Barbara Szepietowska
BACKGROUND: Dofetilide is a pure IKr blocker and is one of the few drugs specifically studied and approved in the United States for the management of persistent AF. Dofetilide has been noted to have a high rate of pharmacologic conversion during initial dosing in prior smaller studies. The intent of the study was to examine the safety of an inpatient loading strategy, and the incidence and patterns of pharmacologic conversion by dofetilide during the treatment of persistent AF in a large consecutive cohort...
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218486/determinants-and-outcomes-of-upfront-surgery-versus-medical-therapy-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Noel Ayoub, Andrew Thamboo, Al-Rahim Habib, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: The indications for surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are poorly defined. In this study we compare outcomes of medical versus surgical treatment and examine trends associated with the transition from medical to surgical therapy in CF patients. METHODS: One hundred thirty-six patients with CF referred to a tertiary rhinology practice were retrospectively divided into 3 cohorts: Medical, Upfront Surgery, or Crossover, if they converted from medical to surgical management...
February 20, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217399/delayed-and-isolated-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-following-minor-head-trauma
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Yu Nakagawa, Masahiro Toda, Shunsuke Shibao, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to consider the mechanism of isolated oculomotor nerve palsy after minor head trauma. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a rare case of delayed and isolated oculomotor nerve palsy following minor head trauma. A 19-year-old boy complained of double vision 1 day after a minor head trauma. Neuro-ophthalmic examination showed isolated left oculomotor nerve palsy. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examination revealed no abnormal findings and steroid therapy was administered for a week...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217366/crizotinib-inhibits-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-4-activity
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Zhushan Zhang, Tai-Qin Huang, Igor Nepliouev, Hengtao Zhang, Adam S Barnett, Paul B Rosenberg, Sai-Hong I Ou, Jonathan A Stiber
BACKGROUND: Sinus bradycardia is frequently observed in patients treated with crizotinib, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We investigated whether crizotinib could influence heart rate (HR) through direct cardiac effects. METHODS: The direct effect of crizotinib on HR was studied using ECG analysis of Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts. The whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to measure the effects of crizotinib on the hyperpolarization-activated funny current, If, in mouse sinoatrial node cells (SANCs) and hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel 4 (HCN4) activity in HEK-293 cells stably expressing human HCN4...
2017: Cardiooncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216249/position-statement-of-the-brazilian-academy-of-rhinology-on-the-use-of-antihistamines-antileukotrienes-and-oral-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-sinonasal-diseases
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Olavo de Godoy Mion, João Ferreira de Mello, Daniel Lorena Dutra, Nilvano Alves de Andrade, Washington Luiz de Cerqueira Almeida, Wilma Teresinha Anselmo-Lima, Leonardo Lopes Balsalobre Filho, Jair de Carvalho E Castro, Roberto Eustáquio Dos Santos Guimarães, Marcus Miranda Lessa, Sérgio Fabrício Maniglia, Roberto Campos Meireles, Márcio Nakanishi, Shirley Shizue Nagata Pignatari, Renato Roithmann, Fabrizio Ricci Romano, Rodrigo de Paula Santos, Marco César Jorge Dos Santos, Edwin Tamashiro
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory conditions of the nose and paranasal sinuses are very prevalent in the general population, resulting in marked loss of quality of life in affected patients, as well as significant work, leisure, and social activity losses. These patients require specific and specialized treatment. A wide range of oral medications are available. OBJECTIVE: The present document is aimed to clarify, for professionals treating patients with inflammatory sinonasal diseases, both specialists and general practitioners, specific oral therapies in noninfectious nasal inflammatory conditions...
January 21, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215205/effectiveness-of-extensive-sinus-surgery-with-post-operative-medical-management-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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A J Wood, L Zhou, S Wilkinson, R G Douglas
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively assess treatment outcomes of chronic rhinosinusitis patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery and post-operative medical treatment over a prolonged follow-up period. METHODS: Patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery in the tertiary referral practice of a single surgeon were studied prospectively. Symptoms were scored by patients pre-operatively and over a minimum follow-up period of 12 months. RESULTS: The study comprised 200 non-consecutive patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214675/directional-delivery-of-rspo1-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorates-radiation-induced-intestinal-injury
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Wei Chen, Songwen Ju, Ting Lu, Yongfang Xu, Xiaocui Zheng, Haiyan Wang, Yan Ge, Songguang Ju
Radiation-induced intestinal injury (RIII) commonly occurs in patients who received radiotherapy for pelvic or abdominal cancer, or who suffered from whole-body irradiation during a nuclear accident. RIII can lead to intestinal disorders and even death given its integrity damage that results from intestinal stem cell (ISC) loss. Recovery from RIII relies on the intensity of supportive treatment, which can attenuate lethal infection and give surviving stem cells an opportunity to regenerate. It has been reported that RSPO1 is a cytokine with potent and specific proliferative effects on intestinal crypt cells...
February 16, 2017: Cytokine
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