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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123931/rapid-ascending-sensorimotor-paralysis-hearing-loss-and-fatal-arrhythmia-in-a-multimorbid-patient-due-to-an-accidental-overdose-of-fluoxetine
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Matthew Herrmann, Prissilla Xu, Antonio Liu
Background: Common side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) include tachycardia, drowsiness, tremor, nausea, and vomiting. Although SSRIs have less toxic side effects compared to more traditional antidepressants, serious and life threatening cases of SSRI overdose have been reported. We describe a 24-year-old multimorbid female who presented to the emergency department with rapid onset ascending sensorimotor paralysis, complicated by respiratory and cardiac arrest, found to have fatal levels of fluoxetine by toxicological analysis, not taken in a suicidal act...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114539/using-smartphones-to-help-people-with-intellectual-and-sensory-disabilities-perform-daily-activities
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Giulio E Lancioni, Nirbhay N Singh, Mark F O'Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos, Gloria Alberti, Carmen Zimbaro, Valeria Chiariello
Background: People with mild-to-moderate intellectual disability and sensory impairments often fail to take initiative in starting and carrying out daily activities, with negative consequences for their occupational condition and social status. Their failure seems due to their inability to determine the right time for the activities and to remember all the activity steps. Aim: This study assessed a smartphone intervention, which was designed to help eight participants (four presenting with intellectual disability and blindness and four presenting with intellectual disability and hearing impairment) to independently start and carry out daily activities at appropriate times...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098097/early-renal-involvement-in-a-girl-with-classic-fabry-disease
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Fernando Perretta, Norberto Antongiovanni, Sebastián Jaurretche
Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder resulting from the deficiency or absence of the enzyme alpha galactosidase A; this defect leads to the systemic accumulation of globotriaosylceramide and its metabolites. Organic involvement in men is well known, but in women it is controversial, mainly due to the random X-chromosome inactivation in each of their cells (Lyon hypothesis). This would explain why women (heterozygotes) present a wide variability in the severity of their phenotype. The manifestations are multisystemic and begin in early childhood, reaching a severe compromise in adulthood...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095725/audiologist-guided-internet-based-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-adults-with-tinnitus-in-the-united-kingdom-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eldré W Beukes, David M Baguley, Peter M Allen, Vinaya Manchaiah, Gerhard Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Specialist tinnitus services are in high demand as a result of the negative effect tinnitus may have on quality of life. Additional clinically and cost-effective tinnitus management routes are needed. One potential route is providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for tinnitus via the Internet (iCBT). This study aimed to determine the efficacy of guided iCBT, using audiological support, on tinnitus distress and tinnitus-related comorbidities, in the United Kingdom. A further aim was to establish the stability of intervention effects 2-months postintervention...
November 1, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091114/primary-health-care-assessment-by-users-with-and-without-disabilities
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Maria Helena Morgani de Almeida, Samanta Pacheco, Stephanie Krebs, Amanda Manso Oliveira, Alessandra Samelli, Daniela Regina Molini-Avejonas, Rosé Colom Toldrá, Fátima Corrêa Oliver
PURPOSE: To evaluate the core (First Contact, Longitudinality, Comprehensiveness, and Coordination of Services) and derivative (Family Orientation, Community Orientation) attributes of primary health care (PHC) from the perspective of users with and without disabilities. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study using the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT) with users with and without disabilities of five basic health units (BHU) in a municipality where 55% of the population depends on the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS)...
October 26, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078275/motion-microscopy-for-visualizing-and-quantifying-small-motions
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Neal Wadhwa, Justin G Chen, Jonathan B Sellon, Donglai Wei, Michael Rubinstein, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Dennis M Freeman, Oral Büyüköztürk, Pai Wang, Sijie Sun, Sung Hoon Kang, Katia Bertoldi, Frédo Durand, William T Freeman
Although the human visual system is remarkable at perceiving and interpreting motions, it has limited sensitivity, and we cannot see motions that are smaller than some threshold. Although difficult to visualize, tiny motions below this threshold are important and can reveal physical mechanisms, or be precursors to large motions in the case of mechanical failure. Here, we present a "motion microscope," a computational tool that quantifies tiny motions in videos and then visualizes them by producing a new video in which the motions are made large enough to see...
October 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077785/impact-of-contemporary-patterns-of-chemotherapy-utilization-on-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-of-the-urinary-tract-a-retrospective-international-study-of-invasive-advanced-cancer-of-the-urothelium-risc
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A Bamias, K Tzannis, L C Harshman, S J Crabb, Y-N Wong, S Kumar Pal, U De Giorgi, S Ladoire, N Agarwal, E Y Yu, G Niegisch, A Necchi, C N Sternberg, S Srinivas, A Alva, U Vaishampayan, L Cerbone, M Liontos, J Rosenberg, T Powles, J Belmunt, M D Galsky
BackgroundCisplatin-based combination chemotherapy is the standard treatment for advanced urinary tract cancer (aUTC) but 50% of patients are ineligible for cisplatin according to recently published criteria. We used a multinational database to study patterns of chemotherapy utilization in patients with aUTC and determine their impact on survival.Patients and MethodsThis was a retrospective study of patients with: UTC (bladder, renal pelvis, ureter or urethra); advanced disease (stages T4b and/or N+ and/or M+); urothelial, squamous or adenocarcinoma histology...
October 25, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061174/de-novo-chromosome-7q36-1q36-2-triplication-in-a-child-with-developmental-delay-growth-failure-distinctive-facial-features-and-multiple-congenital-anomalies-a-case-report
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Muna A Al Dhaibani, Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Ayman W El-Hattab
BACKGROUND: Studying human genome using chromosomal microarrays has significantly improved the accuracy and yield of diagnosing genomic disorders. Chromosome 7q36 deletions and duplications are rare genomic disorders that have been reported in a limited number of children with developmental delay, growth retardation, and congenital malformation. Altered dosage of SHH and HLXB9, both located in 7q36.3, is believed to play roles in the phenotypes associated with these rearrangements. In this report we describe a child with 7q36...
October 23, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050095/-revisional-radical-mastoidectomy-surgeries-25-cases-experience
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L Li, J Xie, Y Liu, S S Gong
Objective: To analyze the risk factors of failure to dry ear after radical mastoidectomy and discuss key points in revisonal surgery. Methods: Clinical data of 25 patients(32 ears) with revisonal mastoidectomy were analyzed. The preoperative temporal bone CT findings, intra-operative findings, surgical procedures, postoperative operating cavities and aural abilities were recorded and analyzed. Results: All patients received preoperative temporal bone CT followed by revisonal radical mastoidectomy under microscope and general anesthesia...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043143/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-associated-with-mitochondrial-disease
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Kenneth Lim, David Steele, Andrew Fenves, Ravi Thadhani, Eliot Heher, Amel Karaa
Primary mitochondrial diseases (MD) are complex, heterogeneous inherited diseases caused by mutations in either the mitochondrial or nuclear DNA. Glomerular diseases in MD have been reported with tRNA mutation m.3243A>G causing a syndrome of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS). We describe here a case of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) associated with a new tRNA mutation site. A 34-year-old man with a history of living related kidney transplantation, diabetes, hearing loss, and developmental delay presented to the outpatient clinic with complaints of new behavioral difficulties, worsening symptoms, and brain involvement on imaging...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994194/positive-experiences-related-to-living-with-tinnitus-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Eldré W Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, Taylor E Valien, David M Baguley, Peter M Allen, Gerhard Andersson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gain insights related to positive experiences reported by adults with tinnitus living in the UK. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used in a sample of adults with tinnitus who were interested in undertaking an Internet-based intervention for tinnitus. SETTING: The study was UK wide and data collection was online. PARTICIPANTS: Participants consisted of 240 adults (137 males, 103 females), with an average age of 48...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994037/pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-inherited-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis
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REVIEW
Nilufar Mohebbi, Carsten A Wagner
Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is a tubular disorder with a primary defect of urinary acidification and acid excretion in the collecting duct system. Consequently, patients develop hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis with an inappropriately alkaline urine. Inherited forms of dRTA are due to mutations in at least three distinct genes: SLC4A1, ATP6V1B1, ATP6V0A4. Mutations in SLC4A1-(AE1) are inherited either in an autosomal dominant manner or in a recessive one. ATP6V1B and ATP6V0A4 mutations affect two different subunits of the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase proton-pump, the B1 and a4 subunits, and are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984803/long-term-complications-and-surgical-failures-after-ossiculoplasty
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Matthew D Cox, Joshua Cody Page, Aaron Trinidade, John L Dornhoffer
OBJECTIVE: To study long-term complications after ossiculoplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. SETTING: Tertiary care referral center otology practice. PATIENTS: One hundred ninety-five patients (18-88 yr of age) undergoing ossiculoplasty with tympanoplasty or tympanomastoidectomy using cartilage tympanic membrane grafts, retrograde mastoidectomy with canal wall reconstruction, or mastoid obliteration techniques between July 1998 and July 2012...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969174/simultaneous-bilateral-anterior-and-posterior-lenticonus-in-alport-syndrome
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Ravi Kant Bamotra, Meenakshi, Prem Chandra Kesarwani, Shazia Qayum
Alport syndrome is an inherited disease characterized by progressive renal failure, hearing loss, and ocular abnormalities like anterior lenticonus, corneal opacities, cataract, central perimacular and peripheral coalescing fleck retinopathies, and temporal retinal thinning. Although anterior lenticonus is common in Alport syndrome, simultaneous anterior and posterior lenticonus is a rare presentation. We report a case of a 22-year-old female with simultaneous anterior and posterior lenticonus presentation in which ocular examination lead to the detection of Alport syndrome...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964441/cost-utility-of-partially-implantable-active-middle-ear-implants-for-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-decision-analysis
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Melodi Kosaner Kliess, Martina Kluibenschaedl, Ruth Zoehrer, Bettina Schlick, Francesca Scandurra, Michael Urban
BACKGROUND: Partially implantable active middle ear implants (aMEIs) offer a solution for individuals who have mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss and an outer ear medical condition that precludes the use of hearing aids. When otherwise left untreated, individuals report a lower quality of life, which may further decrease with increasing disability. In the lack of cost-effectiveness studies and long-term data, there is a need for decision modeling. OBJECTIVE: To explore individual-level variance in resource utilization patterns following aMEI implantation...
September 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964278/determinants-of-caregivers-awareness-of-universal-newborn-hearing-screening-in-malaysia
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Abdul Halim Abdul Majid, Mohd Normani Zakaria, Nor Azimah Chew Abdullah, Sulaiman Hamzah, Siti Zamratol-Mai Sarah Mukari
OBJECTIVE: This paper aims to investigate the effects of perceived attitude and anxiety on awareness of UNHS among caregivers in Malaysia. METHODS: Using cross sectional research approach, data were collected and some 46 out of 87 questionnaires distributed to caregivers attending UNHS programs at selected public hospitals were usable for analysis (response rate of 52.8%). Partial Least Squares Method (PLS) algorithm and bootstrapping technique were employed to test the hypotheses of the study...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956143/bioactive-glass-obliteration-of-the-mastoid-significantly-improves-surgical-outcome-in-non-cholesteatomatous-chronic-otitis-media-patients
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Joris Vos, Pieter de Vey Mestdagh, David Colnot, Pepijn Borggreven, Claudia Orelio, Jasper Quak
This retrospective follow-up study evaluates the efficacy and safety of bioactive glass (BAG) S53P4 when applied as filler material in mastoid obliteration surgery performed on non-cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media (NC-COM) patients with chronically discharging ears despite conservative therapy. 94 Patients (96 ears) were included. Patients underwent either intact canal wall (ICW) or canal wall down (CWD) mastoid surgery between 2005 and 2015. The intervention group comprised 23 patients (23 ears) who were treated with additional mastoid obliteration using BAG S53P4; the remaining 71 patients (73 ears) were considered controls...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929084/long-term-treatment-response-and-patient-outcomes-for-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-treated-with-hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiotherapy
#18
Mira A Patel, Ariel E Marciscano, Chen Hu, Ignacio Jusué-Torres, Rupen Garg, Arif Rashid, Howard W Francis, Michael Lim, Kristin J Redmond, Daniele Rigamonti, Lawrence R Kleinberg
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate long-term treatment outcome and toxicities among vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients treated with hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT). METHODS: 383 patients with unilateral VS treated with HSRT (25 Gy, five fractions) between 1995 and 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Treatment failure was defined as requiring salvage microsurgery. Posttreatment new/progressive clinical symptoms or increases in baseline tumor volume (BTV) due to treatment effect or progression were noted...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923474/beyond-the-inhaled-nitric-oxide-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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REVIEW
Mei-Yin Lai, Shih-Ming Chu, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hung-Chih Lin
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular transition at birth and leads to pulmonary hypertension with shunting of deoxygenated blood across the ductus arteriosus (DA) and foramen ovale (FO) resulting in severe hypoxemia, and it may eventually lead to life-threatening circulatory failure. PPHN is a serious event affecting both term and preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. It is often associated with diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, sepsis, congenital pneumonia, birth asphyxia and respiratory distress syndrome...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906175/iatrogenic-patient-injuries-in-otology-during-a-10-year-period-review-of-national-patient-insurance-charts
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Päivi Helmiö, Riitta Saarinen, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Lasse Lehtonen, Karin Blomgren
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient injury characteristics and contributing factors in otology. METHODS: Data on the accepted patient-injury claims involving otorhinolaryngology (ORL), closed between 2001 and 2011, from the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre registry was retrieved. We included all injuries concerning otology, with evaluation and classification of their causes and types. RESULTS: During the 10-year study period, a total of 44 claims were accepted as compensated patient injuries in otology...
September 14, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
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