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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335509/novel-diagnostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
John C Chang, Madappa Kundranda
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly lethal disease for a multitude of reasons including very late diagnosis. This in part is due to the lack of understanding of the biological behavior of PDAC and the ineffective screening for this disease. Significant efforts have been dedicated to finding the appropriate serum and imaging biomarkers to help early detection and predict response to treatment of PDAC. Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) has been the most validated serum marker and has the highest positive predictive value as a stand-alone marker...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334032/does-hysteroscopy-worsen-prognosis-in-women-with-type-ii-endometrial-carcinoma
#2
Jiao Chen, Leslie H Clark, Wei-Min Kong, Zhen Yan, Chao Han, Hui Zhao, Ting-Ting Liu, Tong-Qing Zhang, Dan Song, Si-Meng Jiao, Chunxiao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Prior studies evaluating the impact of hysteroscopy on outcomes in endometrial cancer have predominantly evaluated type I tumors. We sought to evaluate whether hysteroscopy worsens prognosis in type II endometrial cancer. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of 140 patients from two institutions with type II endometrial cancer was performed. Women who underwent either diagnostic hysteroscopy (HSC) or dilation and curettage (D&C) for cancer diagnosis from June 2001 until June 2010 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333919/exome-sequencing-based-molecular-autopsy-of-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-after-sudden-death
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Richard D Bagnall, Jodie Ingles, Laura Yeates, Samuel F Berkovic, Christopher Semsarian
PURPOSE: Sudden death in the young is a devastating complication of inherited heart disorders. Finding the precise cause of death is important, but it is often unresolved after postmortem investigation. The addition of postmortem genetic testing, i.e., the molecular autopsy, can identify additional causes of death. We evaluated DNA extracted from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded postmortem tissue for exome sequencing-based molecular autopsy after sudden death in the young. METHODS: We collected clinical and postmortem information from patients with sudden death...
March 23, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333856/extreme-diurnal-variation-of-central-macular-thickness-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, Kakarla V Chalam
PURPOSE: Spectral domain optical coherence tomography is an established modality to quantify diabetic macular edema (DME). Change in central subfield thickness exceeding 3% to 6% in DME is likely to be significant. In this case of DME, we describe an extreme bilateral variation in central macular thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography over two consecutive days without any treatment. METHODS: The patient with DME and nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy underwent visual acuity testing, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and dilated fundus examination...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333853/multimodal-imaging-in-vortex-vein-varices
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Chiara Veronese, Giovanni Staurenghi, Marco Pellegrini, Chiara Maiolo, Laura Primavera, Mariachiara Morara, Grayson W Armstrong, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of vortex vein varices with multimodal imaging. METHODS: The authors carried out a retrospective case series of eight patients (7 female, 1 male) with an average age of 60.2 years (min 8, max 84, median 68.5) presenting with vortex vein varices. All patients were evaluated at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and at Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333850/multimodality-ocular-imaging-in-a-case-report-of-hyperviscosity-syndrome-associated-with-lymphoplasmacytic-leukemia-the-images-tell-the-story
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Rene Y Choi, Rachel Jacoby, Akbar Shakoor
PURPOSE: To report the clinical course of a patient with ocular manifestations of hyperviscosity syndrome associated with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, and for the first time, video imaging of mobile emboli in the conjunctival and retinal vasculature. METHODS AND PATIENT: A 60-year-old woman with newly diagnosed Waldenström macroglobulinemia, with no visual complaints was evaluated by the Ophthalmology service for a baseline ocular examination. RESULTS: At presentation, ocular examination revealed a visual acuity of 20/25 in each eye...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333843/does-obesity-affect-pathologic-agreement-of-initial-and-final-tumor-grade-of-disease-in-endometrial-cancer-patients
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Laura R Daily, Jonathan D Boone, Hannah C Machemehl, Eric D Thomas, Gerald McGwin, J Michael Straughn, Charles A Leath
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to compare preoperative and postoperative tumor grade to determine if surgical staging decisions for endometrial cancer based on preoperative biopsy are feasible and whether obesity affects the agreement. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women with endometrial cancer between January 2010 and December 2011 was performed. Demographics, stage of final pathology, biopsy method, preoperative and postoperative tissue grade, and histology were abstracted and stratified by patient body mass index (obese ≥30 kg/m and nonobese <30 kg/m)...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333429/multimodality-imaging-to-plan-and-guide-transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-interventions
#8
Edgard A Prihadi, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a highly prevalent valvular heart disease. The natural history of untreated significant TR portends an unfavourable outcome, but only a minority of patients is currently referred for surgical treatment. Organic TR (caused by primary abnormality of the leaflets) is relatively infrequent whereas secondary or functional TR (caused by dilatation of the tricuspid annulus, right ventricle [RV] and right atrium) is the predominant mechanism. The success of transcatheter therapies for left valvular heart disease over the last decade, has fuelled similar development of novel transcatheter devices for the treatment of TR...
March 23, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332896/the-distribution-of-macular-thickness-and-its-determinants-in-a-healthy-population
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Hassan Hashemi, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, AbbasAli Yekta, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Payam Nabovati, Akbar Fotouhi
PURPOSE: To determine the distribution of macular thickness in a healthy Iranian population aged 45-69 years and its association with certain determinants. METHODS: All participants underwent optometric examinations including measurement of uncorrected and corrected visual acuity, objective refraction by retinoscopy, and subjective refraction. Subsequently, all participants underwent slit-lamp biomicroscopy followed by fundus examination through direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging under pupil dilation...
March 23, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332508/prolactin-as-a-predictor-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-arterial-stiffness-progression-in-menopause
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G Georgiopoulos, I Lambrinoudaki, F Athanasouli, E Armeni, A Koliviras, A Augoulea, D Rizos, C Papamichael, A Protogerou, K Stellos, K Stamatelopoulos
Postmenopausal women are at increased risk for progression of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Recent cross-sectional evidence suggests that high normal circulating prolactin levels may accelerate vascular ageing in menopause. Postmenopausal women (n=201) were consecutively recruited from a Menopause Clinic and re-evaluated in at least one follow-up visit within the next 3 years. Baseline circulating prolactin levels were measured while both baseline and follow-up vascular and biochemical measurements were performed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332315/significant-increase-of-flow-kinetic-energy-in-nonresponders-patients-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Sara Cimino, Dino Palombizio, Francesco Cicogna, Donatella Cantisani, Manuela Reali, Domenico Filomena, Valentina Petronilli, Carlo Iacoboni, Luciano Agati
BACKGROUNDS: It's still unclear if different patterns of intraventricular flow dynamics may be detected in patients nonresponders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as compared to responders ones. Aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of left ventricular (LV) flow dynamics 6-months after CRT to identify Echo-particle imaging velocity (PIV) patterns were more frequently detected in nonresponders patients. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, undergoing CRT, were enrolled in this study...
March 23, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332073/aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-unusual-neuro-radiological-manifestations
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Ghada M H Abdel-Salam, Mohamed S Abdel-Hamid, Shaimaa A Mohammad, Sherif F Abdel-Ghafar, Doaa R Soliman, Hala T El-Bassyouni, Laila Effat, Maha S Zaki
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is one of the expanding group of inherited congenital infection like syndromes. Here, we describe the detailed clinical and imaging findings of two sibs with AGS. Each shows scattered periventricular intracranial calcifications, severe global delay, seizures, microcephaly and spasticity. Interestingly, chilblains were observed in the two sisters as well as their parents and a paternal uncle. The brain MRI of the older sister showed marked ventricular dilatation as a result of unusual associated porencephalic cysts...
March 23, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331451/vanishing-bronchus-after-lung-transplantation-the-role-of-sequential-airway-dilatations
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Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, Hanine Inaty, Michael S Machuzak
BACKGROUND: Airway complications after lung transplant play an important role in patient survival. Early recognition and treatment of these complications are necessary to help ensure that patients who receive lung transplants have good outcomes. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old female with a history of pulmonary venous occlusive disease presented to our hospital for a double-lung transplant. Her postoperative course was complicated by severe primary graft dysfunction...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331340/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-at-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-between-grade-3-and-grade-1-2-tumors
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Chuangen Guo, Xiao Chen, Wenbo Xiao, Qidong Wang, Ke Sun, Zhongqiu Wang
BACKGROUND: The grading of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs) is associated with the choice of treatment strategy. The aim of this study is to identify the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in differentiating pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) grade 1/2 (G1/G2) and pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma grade 3 (PanNEC G3). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 patients with histologically proven PanNENs and who underwent pretreatment MRI were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331267/laparoscopic-management-of-a-proximal-jejunal-gallstone-ileus-with-patulous-ampulla-and-choledochal-cyst-a-report-of-unusual-presentation-and-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Rajvilas Anil Narkhede, Vijaykumar C Bada, Lakshmi Kumari Kona
Gallstone ileus is a diagnosis of rarity, and a proximal site of obstruction in a young patient is even rare. Of the three cases in our experience, we found two cases of gallstone ileus (GSI) with typical epidemiology and presentation, one had combination of multiple rare associations. We report such a case, suspected to have gallstone ileus on ultrasound and confirmed diagnosis on computed tomography. Presence of biliary-enteric fistula, old age, and obstructive features, as in typical cases, was a bigger asset for diagnosis, but it was difficult to entertain diagnosis of GSI in young girl in absence of a demonstrable biliary-enteric fistula, with uncommon association of choledochal cyst and sickle cell disease...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331219/intragenic-multi-exon-deletion-in-the-fbn1-gene-in-a-child-with-mildly-dilated-aortic-sinus-a-retrotransposal-event
#16
Maggie Brett, George Korovesis, Angeline H M Lai, Eileen C P Lim, Ene-Choo Tan
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting mainly the skeletal, ocular and cardiovascular systems. Most cases are caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene (FBN1), although there are some reports on deletions involving FBN1 and other additional genes. We report a male patient who was first evaluated at 4 years of age. Echocardiogram showed a mildly dilated aortic sinus. He also had a history of muscular ventral septal defect which was closed spontaneously and trivial mitral regurgitation...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330950/pressure-overload-leads-to-an-increased-accumulation-and-activity-of-mast-cells-in-the-right-ventricle
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Himal Luitel, Akylbek Sydykov, Yves Schymura, Argen Mamazhakypov, Wiebke Janssen, Kabita Pradhan, Astrid Wietelmann, Djuro Kosanovic, Bhola Kumar Dahal, Norbert Weissmann, Werner Seeger, Friedrich Grimminger, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Ralph Theo Schermuly
Right ventricular (RV) remodeling represents a complex set of functional and structural adaptations in response to chronic pressure or volume overload due to various inborn defects or acquired diseases and is an important determinant of patient outcome. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. We investigated the time course of structural and functional changes in the RV in the murine model of pressure overload-induced RV hypertrophy in C57Bl/6J mice. Using magnetic resonance imaging, we assessed the changes of RV structure and function at different time points for a period of 21 days...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330516/treatment-of-severe-refractory-valvar-pulmonary-stenosis-with-primary-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation
#18
Kalyani R Trivedi, Laurence Robinson, Alain Fraisse
Some patients with pulmonary valve stenosis do not respond to balloon valvuloplasty and must undergo surgical repair. We report the case of a 12-year-old child with pulmonary valve stenosis and Noonan syndrome in whom we performed transcatheter Melody pulmonary valve implantation after balloon dilation failed. The result was excellent. This technique can be proposed as an alternative to surgery in such cases.
March 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330425/taxane-derived-compounds-protect-sk-n-sh-cells-against-oxidative-stress-injury-induced-by-h2o2
#19
Ruisheng Duan, Xing Xing, Yachao Qi, Nan Yin, Hongyu Hao, Hongshan Chu, Ya Gao, Weiping Wang, Peiyuan Lv
OBJECTIVE: Discussed the protection of taxane-derived compounds, 7-deacetyl-taxine B and 5-cinnamoyloxy-taxin B, against oxidative stress injury. METHODS: SK-N-SH cells were pretreated with 7-deacetyl-taxine B, 5-cinnamoyloxy-taxin B or DMSO (control) and then incubated with H2O2 for another 24 h. Cell viability was measured by MTT colorimetric assay. Apoptosis rate, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were detected using flow cytometry assay...
March 22, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329617/extensive-unilateral-nevus-comedonicus-without-genetic-abnormality
#20
Anca Chiriac, Luminita Paduraru, Gorduza Vlad Eusebiu, Constantine A Stratakis, Christos C Zouboulis
Nevus comedonicus is considered a genodermatosis characterized by the presence of multiple groups of dilated pilosebaceous orifices filled with black keratin plugs, with sharply unilateral distribution mostly on the face, neck, trunk, upper arms. Lesions can appear at any age, frequently before the age of 10 years, but they are usually present at birth. We present a 2.7-year-old girl with a very severe form of nevus comedonicus. She exhibited lesions located initially at the left side of the body with a linear characteristic, following Blascko lines T1/T2, T5, T7, S1 /S2, but progressively developed lesions on the right side of the scalp and left gluteal area...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
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