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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668138/-molecular-typing-of-leishmania-leishmania-amazonensis-and-species-of-the-subgenus-viannia-associated-with-cutaneous-and-mucosal-leishmaniasis-in-colombia-a-concordance-study
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Clemencia Ovalle-Bracho, Carolina Camargo, Yira Díaz-Toro, Marcela Parra-Muñoz
INTRODUCTION: Multilocus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE) is the reference standard for the characterization of Leishmania species. The test is restricted to specialized laboratories due to its technical complexity, cost, and time required to obtain results. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) is used to identify Leishmania species. OBJECTIVE: To establish the concordance between the two tests as identifying methods for circulating species in Colombia...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667883/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-what-radiologists-should-know
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Peter W Coleman, Richard B Gunderman
OBJECTIVE: Fear of cancer recurrence is both more common and more complex than many radiology personnel may suspect. CONCLUSION: By gaining a deeper understanding of such fears, radiologists and other health care professionals can provide care that better reflects and meets the needs of such patients.
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667857/determining-risk-factors-that-increase-hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D Li, H M Madhoun, W N Roberts, W Jarjour
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease that is associated with significant mortality and an increased risk of hospitalization. Several validated instruments are available to measure disease activity in SLE patients. However, these instruments were not designed to screen for SLE patients at an increased risk of hospitalization. These instruments also fail to incorporate some data that are easily obtainable from electronic health records, such as the frequency of missed outpatient appointments...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667751/suz12-is-a-novel-putative-oncogene-promoting-tumorigenesis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yaping Wu, Huijun Hu, Wei Zhang, Zhongwu Li, Pengfei Diao, Dongmiao Wang, Wei Zhang, Yanling Wang, Jianrong Yang, Jie Cheng
The suppressor of zest 12 (SUZ12), one of the core polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, has increasingly appreciated as a key mediator during human tumorigenesis. However, its expression pattern and oncogenic roles in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remain largely unexplored yet. Here, we sought to determine its expression pattern, clinicopathological significance and biological roles in HNSCC. Through data mining and interrogation from multiple publicly available databases, our bioinformatics analyses revealed that SUZ12 mRNA was significantly overexpressed in multiple HNSCC patient cohorts...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667724/relationship-between-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yavuz Karabağ, Metin Çağdaş, Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Süleyman Karakoyun, İnanç Artaç, Doğan İliş, Eray Atalay, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa
BACKGROUND: Syntax score (SS), which is an angiographic tool used in grading the complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD), has prognostic importance in coronary artery disease (CAD) and provides important information regarding selection of revascularization strategy. C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin are indicators of inflammation, and high levels of them are associated with high SS. We aimed to investigate whether baseline CRP to albumin ratio C-Reactive Protein/Albumin Ratio (CAR), an easily available and novel inflammatory marker, is associated with SS...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667529/emerging-therapeutic-targets-for-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#6
James A Walker, Meena Upadhyaya
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominantly inherited tumor predisposition syndrome with an incidence of one in 3000-4000 individuals with no currently effective therapies. The NF1 gene on chromosome 17 encodes neurofibromin, which functions as a negative regulator of RAS. NF1 is a chronic multi-system disorder affecting many different tissues. Due to cell-specific complexities of RAS signaling, therapeutic approaches for NF1 will likely have to focus on a particular tissue and manifestation of the disease...
April 18, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667366/divergent-effects-of-healthy-ageing-on-semantic-knowledge-and-control-evidence-from-novel-comparisons-with-semantically-impaired-patients
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Paul Hoffman
Effective use of semantic knowledge requires a set of conceptual representations and control processes which ensure that currently relevant aspects of this knowledge are retrieved and selected. It is well-established that levels of semantic knowledge increase across the lifespan. However, the effects of ageing on semantic control processes have not been assessed. I addressed this issue by comparing the performance profiles of young and older people on a verbal comprehension test. Two sets of variables were used to predict accuracy and RT in each group: (1) the psycholinguistic properties of words probed in each trial and (2) the performance on each trial by two groups of semantically impaired neuropsychological patients...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667327/novel-west-syndrome-candidate-genes-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Jing Peng, Ying Wang, Fang He, Chen Chen, Li-Wen Wu, Li-Fen Yang, Yu-Ping Ma, Wen Zhang, Zi-Qing Shi, Chao Chen, Kun Xia, Hui Guo, Fei Yin, Nan Pang
AIMS: West syndrome (WS) is a classic form of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) characterized by tonic spasms with clustering, arrest of psychomotor development, and hypsarrhythmia on electroencephalography. Genetic defects play a critical role in the pathology of WS, and 54 EIEE genes have been identified till date. This study was designed to uncover new candidate genes for West syndrome. METHODS: In this study, we recruited 56 Chinese families with WS of unknown etiology...
April 17, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667231/feasibility-and-clinical-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy-for-heavily-calcified-side-branches-of-complex-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-in-the-real-world-practice-of-the-drug-eluting-stent-era
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Yu-Wei Chen, Chieh-Shou Su, Wei-Chun Chang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Kae-Woei Liang, Chih-Hung Lai, Hong-Xu Liu, Wen-Lieng Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of rotational atherectomy for heavily-calcified side branches of coronary bifurcation lesions. BACKGROUND: Side-branch (SB) preservation is clinically important but technically challenging in heavily-calcified non-left main true bifurcation lesions. SB rotational atherectomy (SB RA) is sometimes mandatory but the clinical outcomes are not well studied. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the outcomes of patients who underwent RA at our institute for heavily calcified, balloon-uncrossable or-undilatable SB lesions over an approximately 5-year period (January 2011 to September 2016)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667145/ethical-challenges-faced-by-healthcare-professionals-who-care-for-suicidal-patients-a-scoping-review
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Victoria Saigle, Eric Racine
For each one of the approximately 800,000 people who die from suicide every year, an additional twenty people attempt suicide. Many of these attempts result in hospitalization or in contact with other healthcare services. However, many personal, educational, and institutional barriers make it difficult for healthcare professionals to care for suicidal individuals. We reviewed literature that discusses suicidal patients in healthcare settings in order to highlight common ethical issues and to identify knowledge gaps...
April 17, 2018: Monash Bioethics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667071/optimizing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-an-update-on-new-insights-and-advancements
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REVIEW
Adam Grimaldi, Eiran Z Gorodeski, John Rickard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on the current advancements in optimizing patient response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). RECENT FINDINGS: It has been well known that not every patient will derive benefit from CRT, and of those that do, there are varying levels of response. Optimizing CRT begins well before device implant and involves appropriate patient selection and an understanding of the underlying substrate. After implant, there are different CRT device programming options that can be enabled to help overcome barriers as to why a patient may not respond...
April 17, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667065/single-site-laparoscopy-and-robotic-surgery-in-pediatric-urology
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REVIEW
Diana K Bowen, Jason P Van Batavia, Arun K Srinivasan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize research that has evaluated the role of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) and robotic surgery in pediatric urology, highlighting new and/or controversial ideas. RECENT FINDINGS: The newest research developments over the last several years are studies that address generalizability of these techniques, ideal patient factors, extrapolation to more complex surgeries, and comparative studies to more traditional techniques to define the associated costs and benefits, as well as patient-centered outcomes...
April 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667040/management-of-superficial-and-deep-seated-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-staphnet-cohort
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Abraham Alabi, Theckla Kazimoto, Marthe Lebughe, Delfino Vubil, Patrick Phaku, Inacio Mandomando, Winfried V Kern, Salim Abdulla, Alexander Mellmann, Lena Peitzmann, Markus Bischoff, Georg Peters, Mathias Herrmann, Martin P Grobusch, Frieder Schaumburg, Siegbert Rieg
PURPOSE: The incidence of Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) is high in sub-Saharan Africa. This is fueled by a high prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), which can be associated with necrotizing disease. The aim was to describe the clinical presentation and the treatment of SSTI in the African setting and to identify challenges in the management. METHODS: Patients (n = 319) were recruited in DR Congo (n = 56, 17.6%), Gabon (n = 89, 27...
April 17, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666960/consciousness-indexing-and-outcome-prediction-with-resting-state-eeg-in-severe-disorders-of-consciousness
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Sabina Stefan, Barbara Schorr, Alex Lopez-Rolon, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Jonathan P Shock, Martin Rosenfelder, Suzette Heck, Andreas Bender
We applied the following methods to resting-state EEG data from patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) for consciousness indexing and outcome prediction: microstates, entropy (i.e. approximate, permutation), power in alpha and delta frequency bands, and connectivity (i.e. weighted symbolic mutual information, symbolic transfer entropy, complex network analysis). Patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) and patients in a minimally conscious state (MCS) were classified into these two categories by fitting and testing a generalised linear model...
April 17, 2018: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666959/carney-complex-a-case-with-thyroid-follicular-adenoma-without-a-prkar1a-mutation
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Shinji Hattori, Yukou Yamane, Ryoichi Shimomura, Yuki Uchida, Nobuhiko Toyota, Yoshio Miura, Setsujyo Shiota, Yoshitsugu Tajima
BACKGROUND: Carney complex (CNC) is a very rare disease. Although thyroid lesions are included in the diagnostic criteria for CNC, they are an infrequent occurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 69-year-old woman who had undergone the removal of a left atrial myxoma 10 years earlier, at the age of 59. At the time of the operation, thyroid ultrasonography (US) revealed multiple hypoechoic nodules. Thyroid scintigraphy revealed an increased uptake of 99m Tc in these lesions, which was consistent with toxic multinodular goiter, and she was diagnosed with CNC...
April 17, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666746/unusual-life-threatening-pneumothorax-complicating-a-ruptured-complex-aspergilloma-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-in-cameroon
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Bernadette Ngo Nonga, Bonaventure Jemea, Angele O Pondy, Daniel Handy Eone, Marie Claire Bitchong, Olivier Fola, Atems Nkolaka, Gilles Martin Londji
An aspergilloma is a well-recognized lesion of the lung caused most of the time by the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus . Its main complication is hemoptysis and has been very rarely associated with tension pneumothorax. We present the case of a 47-year-old man with a history of treated and healed tuberculosis, which was successfully managed in our service for a ruptured right upper lobe complexed aspergilloma, complicated by a massive and tension pneumothorax. The patient underwent thoracotomy and lung resection with quick recovery...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666741/a-novel-mutation-in-tsc2-gene-a-34-year-old-female-with-pulmonary-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-with-concomitant-hepatic-lesions
#17
Mehdi Nadiri, Mortaza Raeisi, Seyed Ali Mousavi Aghdas
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disease resulting from mutation(s) in TSC1 or TSC2 genes. TSC is associated with the formation of hamartomas in the brain, heart, eyes, skin, kidneys, and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) of the lungs. LAM is almost restricted to women in reproductive age. Different mutations in TSC1 and TSC2 genes have been reported in the literature. Here, we present a female patient with TSC-LAM with a novel mutation in TSC2 gene. The patient also had multiple hepatic angiomyolipomas, which is a relatively less-reported manifestation of the disease...
2018: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666739/prosopagnosia-as-a-type-of-conversion-disorder
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Clodagh Power, Oisin Hannigan, Robert Coen, Irene Bruce, Matthew Gibb, Marie McCarthy, David Robinson, Brian A Lawlor
Background: Conversion disorder is a common and debilitating condition that remains poorly understood. We present a previously undescribed form of conversion disorder to highlight the complexity of the condition and consider the interplay of factors that produce conversion symptoms. Case: A 50-year-old male presented with acquired prosopagnosia and language impairment. Neuropsychological testing indicated right temporal lobe dysfunction. Extensive work-up outruled an organic aetiology...
2018: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666698/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-and-associated-factors-among-pulmonary-tuberculosis-suspected-patients-attending-university-of-gondar-hospital-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Yalewayker Tegegne, Tadelo Wondmagegn, Ligabaw Worku, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
Introduction: Intestinal parasitic infections are among the major public health problems in developing countries. Hence, it is significant to explore coinfection with intestinal parasites and pulmonary tuberculosis because coinfection increases the complexity of control and prevention of pulmonary tuberculosis and parasitic diseases. Objective: To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites among pulmonary tuberculosis suspected patients. Method: Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted at University of Gondar Hospital from March to May, 2017...
2018: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666604/the-association-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disorders
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REVIEW
Chiara Baldini, Francesco Ferro, Marta Mosca, Poupak Fallahi, Alessandro Antonelli
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) may frequently coexist in clinical practice, resulting in a complex overlapping disorder that represents a particular example of the expression of heterogeneity in patients with autoimmune disorders. Objective of this review was to describe the prevalence of the SS-AITD association in the most recent literature, exploring in particular to what extent the presence of AITD might influence the clinical expression of SS and vice versa . Moreover, we summarized some of the proposed genetic, biologic, and molecular mechanisms implied in the pathogenesis of AITD-SS association...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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