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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650601/multiple-sclerosis-in-an-acupuncture-practice
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a severe autoimmune demyelinating disease that affects nervous system, has high morbidity and mortality and no effective targeted therapies are available. We present a case of 66-year-old female patient who has been treated by both conventional and Chinese traditional medicine after diagnosis was confirmed in 2008 as MS and antiphospholipid syndrome associated with CNS vasculitis. After diagnosis with clinical image confirmed with CT and MRI scan, where demyelinating zones were present, she started pharmacological therapy without major improvement...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650473/testes-specific-protease-50-promotes-cell-proliferation-via-inhibiting-activin-signaling
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Z-B Song, P Wu, J-S Ni, T Liu, C Fan, Y-L Bao, Y Wu, L-G Sun, C-L Yu, Y-X Huang, Y-X Li
Testes-specific protease 50 (TSP50), a novelly identified oncogene, has the capacity to induce cell proliferation, cell invasion and tumor growth. Further studies indicated that CAGA-luc (an activin-responsive reporter construct) reporter activity could be significantly suppressed by TSP50 overexpression, implying that the activin signaling may participate in TSP50-mediated cell proliferation. Here, we reported that TSP50 had an inhibitory effect on activin signaling. Mechanistic studies revealed that TSP50 could interact with ActRIIA, inhibit activin typeIreceptor (ActRIB) phosphorylation, repress Smad2/3 nuclear accumulation and finally promote cell proliferation by reducing the expression of activin signal target gene p27...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650250/a-retrospective-longitudinal-claims-based-comparison-of-concomitant-diagnoses-between-individuals-with-and-without-down-syndrome
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Amanda M Kong, Dana Hurley, Kristin A Evans, Diana Brixner, Csilla Csoboth, Jeannie Visootsak
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) experience various comorbidities in excess of the prevalence seen among the non-DS population. However, the extent of the excess burden of comorbidities specifically within commercially and publicly insured DS populations aged < 21 years is not currently known. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the most common diagnoses among individuals with DS who have either commercial or Medicaid insurance and (b) compare the prevalence of those diagnoses between DS cases and non-DS controls...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649555/autosomal-dominant-carvajal-plus-syndrome-due-to-the-novel-desmoplakin-mutation-c-1678a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-p-ile560phe
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Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Eva Wollmann, Susanne Dertinger, Franco Laccone
BACKGROUND: Carvajal syndrome is an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive disorder, manifesting with dilated cardiomyopathy, woolly hair, and palmoplantar keratoma. Additional manifestations can be occasionally found. Carvajal syndrome may be due to mutations in the desmocollin-2, desmoplakin, or plakophilin-2 gene. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report a family with Carvajal syndrome which additionally presented with hypoacusis, noncompaction, recurrent pharyngeal infections, oligodontia, and recurrent diarrhoea...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649475/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-an-unusual-cause-of-abdominal-pain
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Talal El Imad, Fady G Haddad, Mayurathan Kesavan, Liliane Deeb, Sherif Andrawes
Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor that accounts for less than one percent of pancreatic tumors. The diagnosis could be challenging as SPN tend to manifest with nonspecific abdominal symptoms, variable radiological features, and inconsistent morphology. The cellular origin of SPN is unclear and might involve ductal, acinar and endocrine stem cells.  We report a rare case of a 27-year-old female who presented with intermittent abdominal pain for two years, associated with a decrease in appetite...
May 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648877/a-rare-presentation-a-case-report-of-osseous-metaplasia-and-mature-bone-formation-in-a-follicular-adenoma-of-the-thyroid
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Nadia Aurora, Insia Hashmi, Subhasis Misra, Nail Aydin
INTRODUCTION: Cases of multinodular goiter, thyroid hyperplasia, follicular adenoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma have been reported with histopathologic findings of osseous metaplasia (OM), bone marrow metaplasia (BMM), ectopic bone formation (EBF), ossification, and extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). To date no report of a follicular adenoma with OM and mature EBF in the absence of EMH has been reported in the English language. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 63-year-old woman with an incidental finding of thyroid nodule unable to be biopsied...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648517/-umbilical-endometriosis-mimicking-a-keloid-in-a-young-black-woman-a-case-report
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H-S Kourouma, E-J Ecra, A-S Allou, M Kouyaté, Y-I Kouassi, M Kaloga, K-A Kouassi, K Kassi, K Kouamé, C Ahogo, I-P Gbery, A Sangaré
BACKGROUND: Most umbilical tumors are diagnosed as benign tumors, umbilical metastases of abdominal and pelvic tumors, or Sister Marie Joseph nodule. Herein, we report a case of cutaneous umbilical endometriosis mistaken for a keloid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A young black woman aged 26 consulted for a painful umbilical tumefaction. She had noted the appearance of a nodule of the umbilicus 10 months ago with bleeding during her menstrual periods. Skin examination revealed a firm and painful umbilical nodule 2...
June 22, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647574/a-rare-uterine-malformation-asymmetric-septate-uterus
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Alper Biler, Ali Akdemir, Nuri Peker, Fatih Sendag
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step by step surgical hysteroscopy technique in a patient with asymmetric uterine septum and transverse uterine septum that was not previously described in the literature. DESIGN: Resection of a asymmetric uterine septum by laparoscopy and ultrasound-guided hysteroscopy (Canadian Task Force Classification III). The video was assumed exempt from official review by our institutional review board. SETTING: A septate uterus is defined as the uterus in which the uterine cavity is longitudinally divided by the septum (1)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645996/treatment-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient
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Viviene Heitlage, Mary Beth Borgstadt, Lisa Carlson
PURPOSE: A case highlighting challenges with enoxaparin dosage and monitoring in obese patients is presented. SUMMARY: A morbidly obese 22-year-old Caucasian female (height, 168 cm; weight, 322 kg; body mass index [BMI], 114 kg/m(2)) who presented to the emergency department with acute-onset dyspnea and hypoxia was empirically initiated on enoxaparin for suspected pulmonary embolism at the institution's standard maximum dosage (160 mg subcutaneously every 12 hours)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643145/the-prognostic-value-of-volume-based-parameters-using-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-gastric-cancer-according-to-her2-status
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Ji Soo Park, Nare Lee, Seung Hoon Beom, Hyo Song Kim, Choong-Kun Lee, Sun Young Rha, Hyun Cheol Chung, Mijin Yun, Arthur Cho, Minkyu Jung
BACKGROUND: We aimed to find the clinical value of metastatic tumor burden evaluated with F18-FDG PET/CT in gastric cancer patients, considering the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 124 patients with locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer at Yonsei Cancer Center between January 2006 and December 2014 who had undergone baseline FDG PET/CT before first-line chemotherapy. We measured the maximum standardized uptake value from the primary tumor (SUVmax) and whole-body (WB) PET/CT parameters, including WB SUVmax, WB SUVmean, WB metabolic tumor volume (WB MTV), and WB total lesion glycolysis (WB TLG), in all metabolically active metastatic lesions (SUV threshold ≥2...
June 22, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642830/a-rare-case-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-with-urinary-bladder-metastasis
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Heather Katz, Rahoma E Saad, Krista Denning, Toni O Pacioles
Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma to the urinary bladder is extremely rare. We describe a previously healthy 49-year-old female with recent diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction with metastatic disease to the liver. Biopsy was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH). She received six cycles of Cisplatin, 5-Fluorouracil, and Herceptin and subsequently developed symptomatic anemia and hematuria. Cystoscopy with retroflexion was performed and she received a transurethral resection of bladder tumor with fulguration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641550/bier-spots-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hristo Dobrev
Bier spots are asymptomatic white anemic macules with irregular shape located on the upper limbs and less often on the lower limbs and trunkus. They are observed predominantly in youg males and may be idiopathic or associated with other conditions. We report two cases with Bier spots in which videodermatoscopy and nailfold capillaroscopy were performed. Patient 1 was a 34-year-old otherwise healthy male who presented with white spots on his upper limbs for 10 years. Dermoscopy revealed marked narrowing of skin capillaries within the borders of white macules whereas capillaroscopy pattern was normal...
June 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641501/hematological-characterizations-and-molecular-diagnostic-aspects-of-hb-wiangpapao-%C3%AE-44-ce2-pro%C3%A2-ser-%C3%AE-1-ccg-tcg-hba1-c-133c-t-a-new-%C3%AE-globin-variant-found-in-a-pregnant-thai-woman
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Sitthichai Panyasai, Sakorn Pornprasert
We report the hematological parameters and provide a rapid molecular analysis method for detection of Hb Wiangpapao [α44(CE2)Pro→Ser, CCG>TCG; HBA1: c.133C>T], a new α-globin variant found in a pregnant Thai woman. Her red cell indices were measured by an automated blood counter. The results were: red blood cell (RBC) count 4.03 × 10(12)/L, Hb 13.1 (g/dL), packed cell volume (PCV) 0.39 L/L, mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 97.0 fL, mean corpuscular hemoglobin (Hb) (MCH) 32.5 pg, mean corpuscular Hb concentration (MCHC) 33...
June 23, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641235/computer-aided-training-sensorimotor-cortex-functions-in-humans-before-the-upper-limb-transplantation-using-virtual-reality-and-sensory-feedback
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Marek Kurzynski, Anna Jaskolska, Jaroslaw Marusiak, Andrzej Wolczowski, Przemyslaw Bierut, Lukasz Szumowski, Jerzy Witkowski, Katarzyna Kisiel-Sajewicz
One of the biggest problems of upper limb transplantation is lack of certainty as to whether a patient will be able to control voluntary movements of transplanted hands. Based on findings of the recent research on brain cortex plasticity, a premise can be drawn that mental training supported with visual and sensory feedback can cause structural and functional reorganization of the sensorimotor cortex, which leads to recovery of function associated with the control of movements performed by the upper limbs. In this study, authors - based on the above observations - propose the computer-aided training (CAT) system, which generating visual and sensory stimuli, should enhance the effectiveness of mental training applied to humans before upper limb transplantation...
June 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640669/cellular-components-including-stem-like-cells-of-preterm-mother-s-mature-milk-as-compared-with-those-in-her-colostrum-a-pilot-study
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Pankaj Kaingade, Indumathi Somasundaram, Akshita Sharma, Darshan Patel, Dhanasekaran Marappagounder
Purpose and Study Objective: Whether the preterm mothers' mature milk retains the same cellular components as those in colostrum including stem-like cell, cell adhesion molecules, and immune cells. PARTICIPANTS: A total of five preterm mothers were recruited for the study having an average age of 30.2 years and gestational age of 29.8 weeks from the Pristine Women's Hospital, Kolhapur. Colostrum milk was collected within 2-5 days and matured milk was collected 20-30 days after delivery from the same mothers...
June 22, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639809/the-advantage-of-being-oneself-the-role-of-applicant-self-verification-in-organizational-hiring-decisions
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Celia Moore, Sun Young Lee, Kawon Kim, Daniel M Cable
In this paper, we explore whether individuals who strive to self-verify flourish or flounder on the job market. Using placement data from 2 very different field samples, we found that individuals rated by the organization as being in the top 10% of candidates were significantly more likely to receive a job offer if they have a stronger drive to self-verify. A third study, using a quasi-experimental design, explored the mechanism behind this effect and tested whether individuals who are high and low on this disposition communicate differently in a structured mock job interview...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639706/exercise-for-pregnant-women-with-gestational-diabetes-for-improving-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes
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Julie Brown, Gilles Ceysens, Michel Boulvain
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with both short- and long-term complications for the mother and her baby. Exercise interventions may be useful in helping with glycaemic control and improve maternal and infant outcomes.The original review on Exercise for diabetic pregnant women has been split into two new review titles reflecting the role of exercise for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes. Exercise for pregnant women with gestational diabetes for improving maternal and fetal outcomes (this review) Exercise for pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes for improving maternal and fetal outcomes OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of exercise interventions for improving maternal and fetal outcomes in women with GDM...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639161/moral-distress-and-its-contribution-to-the-development-of-burnout-syndrome-among-critical-care-providers
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Renata Rego Lins Fumis, Gustavo Adolpho Junqueira Amarante, Andréia de Fátima Nascimento, José Mauro Vieira Junior
BACKGROUND: Burnout appears to be common among critical care providers. It is characterized by three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Moral distress is the inability of a moral agent to act according to his or her core values and perceived obligations due to internal and external constraints. We aimed to estimate the correlation between moral distress and burnout among all intensive care unit (ICU) and the step-down unit (SDU) providers (physicians, nurses, nurse technicians and respiratory therapists)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638298/uncertainty-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-chest-pain-risk-stratification
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Htoo Kyaw, Sivacharan Buddhavarapu, Joseph Abboud, Deepika Misra
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presenting symptom in the emergency department (ED). Although the diagnostic workup for chest pain is well established, the best time to perform invasive cardiac catheterization in patients with low to moderate risk of coronary artery disease is still unclear, particularly if noninvasive tests such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) and nuclear myocardial perfusion scan show nonsignificant findings. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 52-year-old female who presented to the ED with acute-onset chest pain that had started early in the morning while she was sleeping...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
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