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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327734/clinical-study-of-extrapulmonary-head-and-neck-tuberculosis-in-an-urban-setting
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S Monga, J N Malik, S Jan, S Bahadur, S Jetley, H Kaur
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck region is quite common in endemic countries, but is still misdiagnosed due to its varied presentation and different sites of involvement. The aims of the present study were to present the diversities of presentation of head and neck tuberculosis with the diagnostic predicaments faced during evaluation and to assess treatment response to anti-tubercular treatment (ATT). We analysed 48 patients with head and neck tuberculosis who presented to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in our tertiary care urban hospital over a period of two years from 2013 to 2015 and recorded their data, which included presenting complaints, local and systemic examination findings, investigation results and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325332/-gender-differences-of-rem-related-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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M Xie, R Ren, J M He, X F Xue, T M Li, L Tan, F Lei, X D Tang, L H Yang
Objective: To explore the gender differences of rapid-eye-movement (REM) related obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Methods: Consecutive patients with primary complaint of snoring from Sleep Medicine Center of West China Hospital between January 2016 and November 2016 were included in the study. All participants underwent one night polysomnography (PSG) and Epworth sleep scale (ESS) was estimated. The patients diagnosed with OSAHS were classified as REM related OSAHS (REM-OSAHS group) and non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) related OSAHS (NREM-OSAHS group) based on the PSG parameters...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325179/comprehensive-profiles-of-psychological-and-social-work-factors-as-predictors-of-site-specific-and-multi-site-pain
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Jan Olav Christensen, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Live Bakke Finne, Stein Knardahl
Objective Despite the multifactoriality of work and health, studies of psychosocial work factors with pain are typically limited to a few factors. This study examined a wide range of factors to determine (i) typical combinations of work factor levels ("work situations") and (ii) whether "work situations" predicted pain complaints of six anatomic regions. Methods Questionnaires were distributed to 6175 employees twice over a two-year period. Latent profile analysis was conducted to group employees into profiles of work factor levels...
January 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322975/atlantoaxial-instability-associated-with-pan-cervical-vertebral-fusion-report-on-management-of-4-cases
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Abhidha Shah, Amol Kaswa, Sonal Jain, Atul Goel
We report a series of four patients aged 4, 5, 14, and 27 years (1 male and 3 female patients) with severe shortening of the neck and torticollis since early childhood who presented with complaint of pain in the nape of neck as the primary symptom. All four patients had relatively well preserved neurological functions. One patient had vertical mobile and reducible atlantoaxial dislocation, and 3 patients had anteroposterior mobile and reducible dislocation. There was assimilation of atlas in 1 patient. The arch of atlas was bifid in 3 patients...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316871/listeria-monocytogenes-sepsis-in-the-nursing-home-community-a-case-report-and-short-review-of-the-literature
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Griet Buyck, Veronique Devriendt, Anne-Marie Van den Abeele, Christian Bachmann
Objective and importance Listeria monocytogenes is a rare foodborne pathogen, causing both outbreaks and sporadic infections. Severe, systemic infections are more prevalent in at-risk populations, such as pregnant women, but occur mostly in older people and immunocompromised individuals. In this case report, we describe the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Listeria monocytogenes sepsis in an older patient, and we briefly review the literature about listeriosis and the importance of safe food practices...
January 9, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312842/bladder-neck-collagen-injection-in-the-treatment-of-congenital-retrograde-ejaculation-a-case-report
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Basri Cakiroglu, Orhun Sinanoglu, Ersan Arda
The present study describes the first successful treatment of a congenital retrograde ejaculation case with a submucosal collagen injection to the bladder neck. A 28-year-old male (height 170 cm, weight 80 kg) attended to the urology outpatient clinic with complaints of scattered urine stream and absence of ejaculation. The laboratory tests, including hormone profile (follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone) and the routine blood count were within normal ranges, whereas semen analysis demonstrated a total absence of ejaculation...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310412/kimura-disease-of-buccal-region-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Dong Hoon Lee, Ga-Eon Kim, Eunmi Yang, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim
RATIONALE: Kimura disease is a rare benign, chronic inflammatory disorder that typically presents with slowly enlarging, nontender, subcutaneous swellings in the head and neck region. The occurrence of Kimura disease in the oral cavity is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 16-year-old boy presented with a complaint of a right painless buccal mass of 3 years' duration. DIAGNOSIS: The patient had been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and treated with corticosteroid at the age of 5 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284981/neurilemmoma-of-maxillary-alveolus-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Saravanan Kandasamy, R Senthil Nathan, Reena Rachel John
Schwannomas or neurilemmomas are benign, slow growing, usually solitary and encapsulated tumor, originating from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath. Intraoral schwannomas account for 1% of head and neck region and are commonly seen at the base of the tongue. Most of the literature, reports of schwannomas in the tongue region are common. In this article we report a rare occurrence of schwannoma in the maxillary alveolus region and its management. A 45 year old female patient reported to the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a complaint of swelling in the left maxillary alveolus in relation to molar teeth that had been present for more than 3 months...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243258/the-diagnostic-pathway-of-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-large-u-s-healthcare-system
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Jason Gilde, Brian Song, Farzad Masroor, Jeanne A Darbinian, Miranda L Ritterman Weintraub, James Salazar, Eleanor Yang, Deepak Gurushanthaiah, Kevin H Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the current diagnostic pathway of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) and identify factors associated with time to diagnosis. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with OPSCC in an integrated healthcare system from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. Patient demographics, tobacco and alcohol use, chief complaint, tumor stage, human papilloma virus (HPV) status, physician factors (diagnosis, antibiotic prescription, performance of endoscopic exam, biopsy), and time intervals were examined...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229052/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cerebral-hemodynamic-responses-to-pain-following-thoracic-thrust-manipulation-in-individuals-with-neck-pain-a-randomized-trial
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Cheryl L Sparks, Wen C Liu, Joshua A Cleland, Joseph P Kelly, Sarah J Dyer, Kathryn M Szetela, James M Elliott
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether cerebral activation in response to noxious mechanical stimuli varies with thrust manipulation (TM) when compared with sham manipulation (SM) as measured by blood oxygenation level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Twenty-four volunteers (67% female) with complaints of acute or subacute mechanical (nontraumatic) neck pain satisfied eligibility requirements and agreed to participate...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209883/disseminated-juvenile-xanthogranuloma-occurring-after-treatment-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-case-report
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Tae-Kyu Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Hee-Jo Baek, Seul-Kee Kim, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Sook Jung Yun
CASE PRESENTATION: An 11-year-old boy presented with a complaint of a painful temporal mass. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a 3-cm-sized, homogeneously enhancing mass in the greater wing of the left sphenoid bone, which was diagnosed as Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Chemotherapy with vincristine and prednisolone was performed for 1 year. After 1 year and 11 months off treatment, he developed symptoms such as polydipsia and polyuria. Brain MRI showed thickening of the pituitary stalk with enhancement, suggestive of LCH involvement, and no recurrence in the sphenoid bone...
December 5, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207995/physicians-using-spinal-manipulative-treatment-in-the-netherlands-a-description-of-their-characteristics-and-their-patients
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Wouter Schuller, Raymond W J G Ostelo, Daphne C Rohrich, Adri T Apeldoorn, Henrica C W de Vet
BACKGROUND: Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populations are well described, there is little research about physicians who use SMT techniques. A distinct group of physicians in The Netherlands has been trained in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, which includes the use of SMT. Our objective was to describe the characteristics of these physicians and their patient population...
December 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197309/objective-structured-clinical-examination-based-teaching-of-the-musculoskeletal-examination
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Trishul Siddharthan, Sarita Soares, Hilary H Wang, Stephen R Holt
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal complaints are the most common presenting illnesses in primary care settings, yet physicians often are underprepared to manage such complaints. We sought to create and evaluate an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)-based musculoskeletal workshop designed to simultaneously educate medical students and internal medicine residents, enlisting volunteer medical students as standardized patients (SPs). METHODS: The setting for the study was the Yale Primary Care Residency Program...
December 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184396/excessive-anterior-cervical-muscle-tone-affects-hyoid-bone-kinetics-during-swallowing-in-healthy-individuals
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Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Haruka Tohara, Koji Hara, Ayako Nakane, Yoko Wakasugi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Minakuchi
Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether excessive neck muscle tone affects hyoid bone kinetics during swallowing using videofluorography (VF) in an unnatural posture in healthy individuals. Subjects and methods: Subjects were 28 healthy adults (12 men, 16 women; mean age, 39.75±9.50 years) without any history or present complaints of swallowing disorders. We first established the participant's posture a reclining wheelchair that was adjusted to a 30-degree angle with the headrest (without excessive neck muscle tone) or without headrest (with excessive neck muscle tone), used an electromyogram above the mylohyoid muscle to represent the suprahyoid muscles and above the sternohyoid muscle to represent the infrahyoid muscles to confirm neck muscle tone, and then conducted VF of swallowing measurements...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183897/puzzling-thyroid-function-test
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Nandhini Lakshmana Perumal, Jaya Prakash Sahoo, Sadishkumar Kamalanathan, Carla Moran
A 13-½-year-old boy was referred to the Department of Endocrinology as a case of thyrotoxicosis for initiation of antithyroid medication. His chief complaint was a swelling in front of the neck, which was incidentally noted by his mother 2 weeks prior to presentation. He denied any history of symptoms suggestive of hyperthyroidism or ophthalmological involvement. His physical examination was unremarkable except for a grade 2 goitre. Thyroid function test revealed elevated free triiodothyronine and tetraiodothyronine in the face of an unsuppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone level...
November 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171369/-can-sick-leave-be-predicted-in-patients-with-non-traumatic-arm-neck-and-or-shoulder-complaints
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A Feleus, H S Miedema, S M A Bierma-Zeinstra, T Hoekstra, B W Koes, A Burdorf
OBJECTIVES: Impediments due to complaints of non-traumatic arm, neck and/or shoulder (CANS) during work often leads to consultation in primary care. This study examines the occurrence of sick leave among workers with new CANS, and evaluates sick leave trajectories and their characteristics. METHODS: This prospective 2-year cohort study included workers with a new CANS presenting in general practice. Participants filled out postal questionnaires on sick leave at 6-monthly intervals...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165106/the-impact-of-different-lenses-on-visual-and-musculoskeletal-complaints-in-vdu-workers-with-work-related-neck-complaints-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Barbara Cagnie, Kayleigh De Meulemeester, Lieselotte Saeys, Lieven Danneels, Liesbet Vandenbulcke, Birgit Castelein
OBJECTIVES: The impact of wearing lenses on visual and musculoskeletal complaints in VDU workers is currently unknown. The goal of this study was 1) to evaluate the impact of wearing VDU lenses on visual fatigue and self-reported neck pain and disability, compared to progressive lenses, and 2) to measure the effect of both lenses on head inclination and pressure pain thresholds during the performance of a VDU task. METHODS: Thirty-five eligible subjects were randomly assigned to wear progressive VDU lenses (VDU group) (n = 18) or progressive lenses (P group) (n = 17)...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162067/necrotizing-fasciitis-after-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiation-for-prostate-cancer-a-case-report
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Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Akinori Iba, Kazuro Kikkawa, Isao Hara
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the delayed side effects associated with radiotherapy for prostate cancer have drawn the interest of urologists. Although urosymphyseal fistula is one of these delayed side effects, this serious complication is rarely described in literature and is poorly recognized. CASE PRESENTATION: We report our experience in treating a 77-year-old male patient with necrotizing fasciitis after high-dose rate brachytherapy plus external beam radiation for prostate cancer...
November 21, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160441/psychosocial-hearing-disadvantage-and-associated-factors-among-construction-workers-in-mato-grosso-brazil
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Andréia Cristina Munzlinger Dos Santos, Ageo Mário Cândido da Silva, Gabriela Coelho Pereira de Luccia, Clóvis Botelho, Delma Regina Della Riva
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and to analyze the factors associated with self-reported hearing handicap by construction workers in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 866 construction and heavy construction workers. Participants responded to an epidemiological survey subdivided in: identification data, sociodemographic data; lifestyle; work environment characteristics; occupational exposure factors; hearing protection measures; and hearing handicap inventory to quantify the psychosocial consequences of work-related hearing loss...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149149/decreased-regional-grey-matter-volume-in-women-with-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorders-relationships-with-cognitive-deficits-and-disturbed-pain-processing
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Iris Coppieters, Robby De Pauw, Karen Caeyenberghs, Lieven Danneels, Jeroen Kregel, Astrid Pattyn, Mira Meeus, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (CWAD) are characterized by pain of traumatic origin, cognitive deficits, and central sensitization (CS). Previous neuroimaging studies revealed altered grey matter volume (GMV) in mild traumatic brain injury patients and chronic pain conditions also characterized by CS. It can therefore be hypothesized that GMV alterations also play a role in the persistent complaints of CWAD. However, brain alterations remain poorly investigated in these patients...
November 2017: Pain Physician
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