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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141318/-ras-associated-autoimmune-leukoproliferative-disorder-a-report-of-2-cases-and-literature-review
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T Y He, C R Li, Y Xia, F F Liang, Y Luo, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with Ras-associated autoimmune leukoproliferative disorder(RALD). Method: Characteristics of clinical data and gene mutation of the first two cases in China with RALD were retrospectively analyzed. The related literature was searched by using search terms "NRAS" , "KRAS" or "RALD" . Result: Case1, a seven-year-seven-month old girl, was admitted due to "thrombocytopenia and splenomegaly for three years" . Palpation showed enlargement of submandibular lymph nodes and hepatosplenomegaly...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141268/gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-proximal-polyposis-of-the-stomach-gapps-a-rare-recently-described-gastric-polyposis-syndrome-report-of-a-case
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Andrea Beer, Berthold Streubel, Reza Asari, Clemens Dejaco, Georg Oberhuber
In rare cases with multiple gastric polyps in the corpus and fundus, a recently described gastric polyposis syndrome called gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach (GAPPS) has to be considered. We report on the findings in a patient fulfilling the criteria of this disease.A female patient born in 1977 underwent gastroscopy in 2005 due to recurrent abdominal pain. Endoscopy revealed more than 100 fundic gland polyps in the corpus and fundus. An ileocolonoscopy was inconspicuous. The patient did not take proton pump inhibitors...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141266/-impact-of-abdominal-ultrasound-on-the-identification-of-the-site-of-infection-in-the-emergency-department-analysis-whether-it-makes-sense-to-perform-abdominal-ultrasound-examination-for-the-identfication-of-the-site-of-infection-if-medical-history-and-clinical
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Barbara Werkmeister, Julia Langgartner, Doris Schacherer, Arno Mohr
Introduction A very high number of patients presenting in emergency departments suffer from an unknown infection or rather fever. If diagnostic imaging is necessary ultrasound can be performed. Whether ultrasound is superior to medical history and clinical examination considering the significantly enhanced technology in recent years and hence has to be performed in patients without abdominal symptoms with non-obvious focus cannot be answered by review of the literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relevance of abdominal ultrasound in the determination of the site of infection and to analyse whether an abdominal ultrasound for the identification of the source of infection is dispensable in patients in whom history and clinical examination do not indicate an abdominal focus...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140953/contemporary-management-of-rectal-injuries-at-level-i-trauma-centers-the-results-of-an-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-study
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Carlos V R Brown, Pedro G Teixeira, Elisa Furay, John P Sharpe, Tashinga Musonza, John Holcomb, Eric Bui, Brandon Bruns, H Andrew Hopper, Michael S Truitt, Clay C Burlew, Morgan Schellenberg, Jack Sava, John VanHorn, Brian Eastridge, Alicia M Cross, Richard Vasak, Gary Vercruysse, Eleanor E Curtis, James Haan, Raul Coimbra, Phillip Bohan, Stephen Gale, Peter G Bendix
INTRODUCTION: Rectal injuries have been historically treated with a combination of modalities including direct repair, resection, proximal diversion, presacral drainage, and distal rectal washout. We hypothesized that intraperitoneal rectal injuries may be selectively managed without diversion and the addition of distal rectal washout and pre-sacral drainage in the management of extraperitoneal injuries are not beneficial. METHODS: This is an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional retrospective study from 2004-2015 of all patients who sustained a traumatic rectal injury and were admitted to one of the 22 participating centers...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140948/hypertonic-saline-resuscitation-following-emergent-laparotomy-and-temporary-abdominal-closure
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Tyler J Loftus, Philip A Efron, Trina M Bala, Martin D Rosenthal, Chasen A Croft, R Stephen Smith, Frederick A Moore, Alicia M Mohr, Scott C Brakenridge
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to establish the safety of 3% hypertonic saline (HTS) resuscitation for trauma and acute care surgery patients undergoing emergent laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure (TAC) with the hypothesis that HTS administration would be associated with hyperosmolar hypercholoremic acidosis, lower resuscitation volumes, and higher fascial closure rates, without adversely affecting renal function. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of 189 trauma and acute care surgery patients who underwent emergent laparotomy and TAC, comparing patients with normal baseline renal function who received 3% HTS at 30 mL/h (n=36) to patients with standard resuscitation (n=153) by baseline characteristics, resuscitation parameters, and outcomes including primary fascial closure and KDIGO stages of acute kidney injury...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140925/mobilization-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-in-inflamed-mucosa-reduces-pain-in-colitis-mice-towards-a-vaccinal-strategy-to-alleviate-inflammatory-visceral-pain
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Lilian Basso, Jérôme Boué, Céline Augé, Céline Deraison, Catherine Blanpied, Nicolas Cenac, Philippe Lluel, Nathalie Vergnolle, Gilles Dietrich
T lymphocytes play a pivotal role in endogenous regulation of inflammatory visceral pain. The analgesic activity of T lymphocytes is dependent on their production of opioids, a property acquired upon antigen activation. Accordingly, we investigated whether an active recruitment of T lymphocytes within inflamed colon mucosa via a local vaccinal strategy may counteract inflammation-induced visceral pain in mice. Mice were immunized against ovalbumin (OVA). One month after immunization, colitis was induced by adding 3% (w/v) Dextran Sulfate Sodium (DSS) into drinking water containing either cognate antigen OVA or control antigen BSA for 5 days...
November 13, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140770/specificity-and-genetic-diversity-of-xylose-fermenting-scheffersomyces-yeasts-associated-with-small-blue-stag-beetles-of-the-genus-platycerus-in-east-asia
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Masahiko Tanahashi, Jong-Kuk Kim, Kana Watanabe, Takema Fukatsu, Kôhei Kubota
Among insect-fungus relationships, xylose-fermenting Scheffersomyces yeasts are well known for their potential in utilizing wood hemicelluloses and their association with various wood-feeding insects. However, their specificity to host insects or strain-level diversity within host species has not been clearly elucidated. In the insect family Lucanidae, larvae usually feed on decaying wood, and adult females consistently possess a fungus-storage organ, called the mycangium, near the abdominal tip. Here the authors investigated host-symbiont relationships between Scheffersomyces yeast symbionts and small blue stag beetles of the genus Platycerus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in East Asia by using intergenic spacer (IGS) region as a genetic marker...
November 9, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140545/neobladder-vaginal-fistula-the-university-of-southern-california-experience
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Shilo Rosenberg, Gus Miranda, David A Ginsberg
AIMS: The use of orthotropic neobladder (ONB) construction in women has increased in popularity. With increasing numbers so have complications distinct to this procedure. Neobladder vaginal fistula (NVF) is a rare but challenging complication. We present our experience correcting this problem. METHODS: An IRB approved database of female patients with an ONB was retrospectively reviewed. Patients with a history of NVF were identified and charts reviewed. Our standard technique of radical cystectomy and orthotopic diversion in female patients includes interposition of omentum between the neobladder and anterior vaginal wall and sacrocolpopexy...
November 15, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140136/salt-glycerol-induced-hyperhydration-enhances-fluid-retention-more-than-salt-or-glycerol-induced-hyperhydration
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Eric D B Goulet, Adrien De La Flore, Félix A Savoie, Jonathan Gosselin
Hyperhydration has been demonstrated to improve work capacity and cardiovascular and thermoregulatory functions, enhance orthostatic tolerance, slow or neutralize bone demineralization and decrease post-dive bubble formation. Adding sodium or glycerol to a hyperhydration solution optimizes fluid retention. Sodium and glycerol produce their effect through different physiological mechanisms. If combined into a hyperhydration solution their impact on fluid retention could potentially be greater than their singular effect...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139618/beyond-sarcopenia-characterization-and-integration-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-radiodensity-in-a-curable-breast-cancer-population
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Marc S Weinberg, Shlomit S Shachar, Hyman B Muss, Allison M Deal, Karteek Popuri, Hyeon Yu, Kirsten A Nyrop, Shani M Alston, Grant R Williams
Skeletal muscle loss, commonly known as sarcopenia, is highly prevalent and prognostic of adverse outcomes in oncology. However, there is limited information on adults with early breast cancer and examination of other skeletal muscle indices, despite the potential prognostic importance. This study characterizes and examines age-related changes in body composition of adults with early breast cancer and describes the creation of a novel integrated muscle measure. Female patients diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer with abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scans within 12 weeks from diagnosis were identified from local tumor registry (N = 241)...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139482/opioid-misuse-in-gastroenterology-and-non-opioid-management-of-abdominal-pain
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Eva Szigethy, Mitchell Knisely, Douglas Drossman
Opioids were one of the earliest classes of medications used for pain across a variety of conditions, but morbidity and mortality have been increasingly associated with their chronic use. Despite these negative consequences, chronic opioid use is increasing worldwide, with the USA and Canada having the highest rates. Chronic opioid use for noncancer pain can have particularly negative effects in the gastrointestinal and central nervous systems, including opioid-induced constipation, narcotic bowel syndrome, worsening psychopathology and addiction...
November 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139277/tailor-management-to-the-patient-with-fibroids
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Marie O'Sullivan, Caroline Overton
Fibroids are benign, hormone-dependent tumours of uterine smooth muscle and connective tissue. They are commonly asymptomatic, but can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure symptoms. Between 20 to 30% of women with heavy menstrual bleeding have fibroids. Fibroids are most prevalent in women aged 30-50 years and there may be a genetic predisposition. They are more common in black women than white women. Other risk factors include obesity and nulliparity. Asymptomatic women should only be referred if their uterus is palpable abdominally, if fibroids distort the uterine cavity or the uterus is larger than 12 cm in length...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139250/-clinical-safety-imtensive-hospital-monitoring-on-shenfu-injection-with-30-106-cases
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Zhi-Fei Wang, Jin-Yang Yu, Yan-Ming Xie
This paper is to report the implementation and results of safety monitoring of Shenfu injection. Prospective, multicenter, large sample, registry-type centralized hospital monitoring mode was used, and the three-level quality control and anti-omissive mechanisms were used strictly. In the monitoring was carried out in 28 hospitals and lasted for 4 years. 30 106 patients were registered; ADE occurred in 114 patients, and ADR was identified in 23 patients with an incidence rate of 0.076% for ADR [95% confidence interval (0...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138961/blastocystis-subtypes-isolated-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-and-co-infection-with-helicobacter-pylori
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Ayman A El-Badry, Wegdan M Abd El Wahab, Doaa A Hamdy, Alaa Aboud
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disease presenting clinically by abdominal pain with alteration of bowel habits. Although IBS has uncertain etiology, chronic gut inflammation due to persistent exposure to an infectious agent including Blastocystis sp. was proposed. The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. subtype (ST) isolated from stool of IBS patients and to assess Blastocystis sp. and H. pylori co-infection in IBS patients from Beni-Suef Governorate, Egypt...
November 14, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138940/silk-fibroin-pellethane%C3%A2-cardiovascular-patches-effect-of-silk-fibroin-concentration-on-vascular-remodeling-in-rat-model
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Pinkarn Chantawong, Takashi Tanaka, Akiko Uemura, Kazumi Shimada, Akira Higuchi, Hirokazu Tajiri, Kohta Sakura, Tomoaki Murakami, Yasumoto Nakazawa, Ryou Tanaka
Life-threatening cardiovascular anomalies require surgery for structural repair with cardiovascular patches. The biomaterial patch, derived from Bombyx mori silk fibroin (SF), is used as an alternative material due to its excellent tissue affinity and biocompatibility. However, SF lacks the elastomeric characteristics required for a cardiovascular patch. In order to overcome this shortcoming, we combined the thermoplastic polyurethane, Pellethane® (PU) with SF to develop an elastic biocompatible patch. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the blended SF/PU patch in a vascular model...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138912/long-term-follow-up-after-non-operative-management-of-blunt-splenic-and-liver-injuries-a-questionnaire-based-survey
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Peter Moreno, Matthias Von Allmen, Tobias Haltmeier, Daniel Candinas, Beat Schnüriger
BACKGROUND: Non-operative management (NOM) of blunt splenic or liver injuries (solid organ injury, SOI) has become the standard of care in hemodynamically stable patients. However, the incidence of long-term symptoms in these patients is currently not known. The aim of this study was to assess long-term symptoms in patients undergoing successful NOM (sNOM) for SOI. METHODS: Long-term posttraumatic outcomes including chronic abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, and recurrent infections were assessed using a specifically designed questionnaire and analyzed by univariable analysis...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138743/renal-adenocarcinoma-associated-erythrocytosis-in-a-cat-clinicopathological-features-and-immunohistochemical-results
#18
Roberta Troia, Chiara Agnoli, Federico Fracassi, Giuliano Bettini, Alessandra Sfacteria, Luciano Pisoni, Francesco Dondi
This report documents a case of secondary inappropriate erythrocytosis in a cat with renal cell adenocarcinoma, its stabilization through manual erythrocytapheresis, and the EPO-immunostaining on the affected kidney. An 11-year-old cat was presented with lethargy, weight loss and polyuria/polydipsia. An abdominal mass was detected upon physical examination. Clinicopathological work-up revealed marked erythrocytosis (HCT value 64.8%), renal azotemia and decreased urine specific gravity (USG). An abdominal ultrasound was performed, localizing the mass in the right kidney...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138742/hysterectomy-pathway-as-the-global-engine-of-practice-change-implications-for-value-in-care
#19
Amin Sanei-Moghaddam, Sharon Goughnour, Robert Edwards, John Comerci, Joseph Kelley, Nicole Donnellan, Faina Linkov, Suketu Mansuria
Introduction: In 2012, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) introduced a hysterectomy clinical pathway to reduce the number of total abdominal hysterectomies performed for benign gynecological indications. This study focused on exploring physician and patient factors impacting the utilization of hysterectomy clinical pathways. Methods: An online survey with 24 questions was implemented to explore physicians' attitudes and perceived barriers toward implementing the pathway...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138707/jejunojejunal-intussusception-due-to-metastatic-melanoma-seven-years-after-the-primer
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Alexander Giakoustidis, Thomas Goulopoulos, Anastasios Boutis, George Kavvadias, Aristidis Kainantidis, Thomas Zaraboukas, Dimitrios Giakoustidis
Intestinal intussusception in adults is a rare medical condition accounting for less than 5% of all intussusceptions. Herein we present a 45-year-old patient with a history of abdominal pain and loss of weight. CT scan revealed jejunojejunal intussusceptions. The patient was subjected to exploratory operation and small intestine resection due to a mass causing intestinal intussusception. Pathology confirmed suspected diagnosis of metastatic melanoma to small intestine secondary to melanoma, 7 years after the initial manifestation...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
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