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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087968/thymic-carcinoma-presenting-with-an-unusual-and-delayed-metastasis-to-the-neural-foramen-mimicking-thoracic-spinal-radiculopathy
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H M Low, C F Wong, M W H'ng
We report a case of metastatic thymic carcinoma which presented as an enhancing mass located in the neural foramen of the thoracic spine. More common tumours which arise in the neural foramen would include a neurogenic tumour or developmental anomalies such as a foregut duplication cyst. This case is singular firstly because the lesion present as radiculopathy which mimics a neurogenic tumour. Secondly, the presentation was unusually delayed as the patient presented to our centre more than a decade after the resection of the primary tumour in another institution...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087438/dopa-responsive-dystonia-in-chinese-patients-including-a-novel-heterozygous-mutation-in-the-gch1-gene-with-an-intermediate-phenotype-and-one-case-of-prenatal-diagnosis
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Wen Zhang, Zhizi Zhou, Xiuzhen Li, Yonglan Huang, Taolin Li, Yunting Lin, Yongxian Shao, Hao Hu, Hongsheng Liu, Li Liu
Dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) is a rare inherited disorder characterized by childhood-onset dystonia with diurnal fluctuation and dramatic response to levodopa. DRD is caused by the mutations in the genes encoding the enzymes involved in the dopamine and tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) biosynthesis, including the GTP cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1) gene and the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene. In order to improve the diagnosis and expand the knowledge of the disease, we collected and analyzed relevant data of clinical diagnosis and molecular mutational analysis in five Chinese patients with DRD...
January 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087048/-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-recurrence-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-conventional-surgery-and-surgery-with-delayed-intraoperative-margin-assessment
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Judith Domínguez-Cherit, Georgina Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Verónica Narváez Rosales, Sonia Toussaint Caire, Verónica Fonte Avalos
BACKGROUND: Non-melanoma skin cancer includes basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Basal cell carcinoma is the most common and least aggressive but in a low percentage of cases, despite appropriate wide surgical margins, it can be aggressive, producing local invasion, recurrences and distance metastasis. SCC has a more aggressive behaviour invading first the skin, the lymph nodes and less frequently produces distance metastasis OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of recurrent SCC and frequency of new SCC after conventional surgical and primary closure or closure delayed until a histological reporting of tumour-free surgical margins, in order to achieve a better surgical option, in our Mexican population...
January 10, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086849/successful-outcome-following-pneumonectomy-in-a-teenage-boy-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Zheyi Liew, Santosh Mallikarjuna, Asif Hasan, F Kate Gould, Su Bunn, Matthew F Thomas, Jim L Lordan, Christopher O'Brien, Malcolm Brodlie
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis lung disease is generally a diffuse process however rarely one lung may become particularly damaged through chronic collapse and consolidation resulting in end-stage bronchiectasis with relative sparing of the contralateral lung. This clinical situation is sometimes referred to as "destroyed lung". Lung resection surgery is seldom indicated in cystic fibrosis and the associated medical literature is relatively sparse. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14 year old boy was referred to our centre for lung transplantation assessment...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081131/-i-wasted-3-years-thinking-it-s-not-a-problem-patient-and-health-system-delays-in-diagnosis-of-leprosy-in-india-a-mixed-methods-study
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Thirumugam Muthuvel, Srinivas Govindarajulu, Petros Isaakidis, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Vasudev Rokade, Rajbir Singh, Sanjeev Kamble
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, leprosy is one of the major causes of preventable disability. India contributes to 60% of global leprosy burden. With increasing numbers of leprosy with grade 2 disability (visible disability) at diagnosis, we aimed to determine risk factors associated with grade 2 disability among new cases and explore patients and providers' perspectives into reasons for late presentation. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This was an explanatory mixed-methods study where the quantitative component, a matched case-control design, was followed by a qualitative component...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081025/transdermal-scopolamine-withdrawal-syndrome-case-report-in-the-pediatric-cerebral-palsy-population
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Nasim A Chowdhury, Mary Laura Sewatsky, Heakyung Kim
Sialorrhea in children with cerebral palsy (CP) results in aspiration, decreased social integration, and poor quality of life. Management options include transdermal anticholinergics such as the scopolamine patch. A controlled clinical trial has proven botulinum toxin (BTX) injections into the salivary glands are an effective alternative to transdermal anticholinergics with a safer side effect profile. Multiple studies of the injections in diverse populations demonstrate reduction in saliva production with improvement in quality of life and decrease in hospitalization-associated costs...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079455/emergence-of-resistance-to-fungicides-the-role-of-fungicide-dose
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Alexey Mikaberidze, Neil Paveley, Sebastian Bonhoeffer, Frank van den Bosch
Resistance to antimicrobial drugs allows pathogens to survive drug treatment. The time taken for a new resistant mutant to reach a population size which is unlikely to die out by chance is called "emergence time". Prolonging emergence time would delay loss of control. We investigate the effect of fungicide dose on the emergence time in fungal plant pathogens. A population dynamical model is combined with dose-response data for Zymoseptoria tritici, an important wheat pathogen. Fungicides suppress sensitive pathogen population...
January 12, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076752/methotrexate-associated-primary-hepatic-malignant-lymphoma-following-hepatectomy-a-case-report
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Daisuke Takei, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Naomichi Hirano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan, Toshinori Kondo, Masahiro Nakahara, Toshio Noriyuki
INTRODUCTION: Recently, immunosuppressant-associated malignant lymphoma (ML) cases have been increasing along with the development of several effective immunosuppressant drugs for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Among methotrexate (MTX)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders, primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) in patients with RA following surgical resection has not been reported previously. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 65-year-old woman who is a hepatitis B virus carrier with a history of RA was admitted...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074704/the-toxicology-of-zinc-chloride-smoke-producing-bombs-and-screens
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Ayman El Idrissi, Lisanne van Berkel, Nadia E Bonekamp, Diana J Z Dalemans, Marcel A G van der Heyden
CONTEXT: Zinc chloride (ZnCl2)-based smoke bombs and screens are in use since the Second World War (1939-1945). Many case descriptions on ZnCl2 smoke inhalation incidents appeared since 1945. OBJECTIVE: We provide a comprehensive overview of the clinical symptoms and underlying pathophysiology due to exposure to fumes from ZnCl2 smoke producing bombs. In addition, we give a historical overview of treatment regimens and their outcomes. METHODOLOGY: We performed a literature search on Medline, Scopus and Google Scholar databases using combinations of the following search terms "smoke bomb", "smoke screen", "ZnCl2", "intoxication", "poisoning", "case report", "HE smoke", "hexachloroethane smoke", "smoke inhalation" and "white smoke"...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074248/pregnancy-associated-osteoporosis-a-case-control-study
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P Hadji, J Boekhoff, M Hahn, L Hellmeyer, O Hars, I Kyvernitakis
: The etiology and underlying mechanisms of pregnancy-associated osteoporosis (PAO) are still unknown, since no systematic analyses exist. Our results indicate that PAO is a heterogeneous, rare but severe disease including a substantial number of fractures with a significant delay from first symptom to diagnose. INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis (PAO) is a rare but severe type of premenopausal osteoporosis. Most common symptom includes acute lower back pain due to vertebral fracture predominantly occurring in the last trimester of pregnancy or immediately postpartum...
January 10, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068959/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-spleen-a-case-report
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Yasunaru Sakuma, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Naohiro Sata, Yoshinori Hosoya, Atsushi Shimizu, Hirofumi Fujii, Daisuke Matsubara, Noriyuki Fukushima, Atsushi Miki, Misato Maeno, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Long-term term survival in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors has been reported, even in patients with metastatic disease. Metastases to the spleen are extremely rare, but have been reported from a number of primary malignancies, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and ovarian cancer. This is the first report of a splenic metastasis from a primary pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient presented as a 53 years old white male with anemia and fatigue...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068303/delayed-vestibular-schwannoma-regrowth-following-shrinkage-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery-implication-for-life-long-surveillance
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Emma Stapleton, John A Crowther, Richard Locke, Georgios Kontorinis
OBJECTIVE: To enhance understanding of the behavior of vestibular schwannomas (VS) after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), including the potential for late tumor regrowth, and the need for lifelong radiological and clinical surveillance. PATIENTS: From a total of 540 patients with VS and out of 95 patients receiving SRS for their growing VS, the cases of two women patients aged 58 and 59 years with medium sized, growing VS are presented. INTERVENTION: Both patients were treated with SRS...
February 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065205/australia-s-national-notifiable-diseases-surveillance-system-1991-2011-expanding-adapting-and-improving
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K B Gibney, A C Cheng, R Hall, K Leder
We reviewed key attributes (flexibility, data quality and timeliness) of Australia's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) over its first 21 years. Cases notified to NNDSS from 1991 to 2011 were examined by jurisdiction (six states and two territories) and sub-period to describe changes in the number of notifiable diseases, proportion of cases diagnosed using PCR tests, data quality (focusing on data completeness), and notification delays. The number of notifiable diseases increased from 37 to 65...
January 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064285/unusual-duplication-in-the-pericentromeric-region-of-chromosome-9-in-a-patient-with-phenotypic-alterations
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Andréa C M Malinverni, Mileny E Colovati, Ana B A Perez, Thamy P Caneloi, Hélio R Oliveira, Nadezda Kosyakova, Thomas Liehr, Ahmed B Hamid, Maria I Melaragno
Several alterations involving the pericentromeric region of chromosome 9 are considered as normal population variants. These heterochromatic variants or heteromorphisms can include 9qh+, 9cen+, 9ph+, 9ph-, inv(9)(p11q13), and other patterns which can only be defined by FISH studies. However, some heteromorphisms have been found more frequently in patients with several clinical disorders. Here, we report on a patient with intellectual disability, language and neurodevelopmental delay, as well as facial dysmorphism and an unusual chromosome 9...
January 7, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061522/placental-transfusion-strategies-in-italy-a-nationwide-survey-of-tertiary-care-delivery-wards
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Barbara Perrone, Stefano Ghirardello
Objective Delayed umbilical cord clamping and cord milking are placental transfusion strategies that produce higher iron stores and better hemodynamic conditions in a newborn. We aimed to evaluate their current practice in tertiary-care delivery wards in Italy. Study Design A multiple-choice questionnaire was e-mailed to all the 101 Italian tertiary-care delivery wards. The comparative analysis between categorical variables was performed by the χ(2) test. Result We obtained an 85% (86/101) response rate...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060817/high-levels-of-post-abortion-complication-in-a-setting-where-abortion-service-is-not-legalized
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Tadele Melese, Dereje Habte, Billy M Tsima, Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe, Kesegofetse Chabaesele, Goabaone Rankgoane, Tshiamo R Keakabetse, Mabole Masweu, Mosidi Mokotedi, Mpho Motana, Badani Moreri-Ntshabele
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality due to abortion complications stands among the three leading causes of maternal death in Botswana where there is a restrictive abortion law. This study aimed at assessing the patterns and determinants of post-abortion complications. METHODS: A retrospective institution based cross-sectional study was conducted at four hospitals from January to August 2014. Data were extracted from patients' records with regards to their socio-demographic variables, abortion complications and length of hospital stay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057638/an-international-registry-of-survivors-with-hb-bart-s-hydrops-fetalis-syndrome
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Duantida Songdej, Christian Babbs, Douglas R Higgs
Hb Bart's Hydrops Fetalis Syndrome (BHFS) resulting from α(0)-thalassemia is considered a universally fatal disorder. However, over the last three decades improvements in intrauterine interventions and perinatal intensive care have resulted in increasing numbers of BHFS survivors. We have initiated an international registry containing information on 69 patients, of which 31 are previously unpublished. In this perspective we analyze the available clinical information to document the natural history of BHFS...
January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056318/-clinical-characteristics-of-adult-onset-primary-hypoparathyroidism-a-retrospective-analysis-of-200-cases
#18
T T Quan, Y P Li, O Wang, Y Jiang, W B Xia, M Li, X Q Cheng, X W Meng, X P Xing
Objective: To study the clinical characteristics of primary hypoparathyroidism in adults. Methods: The clinical data of 200 cases with adult-onset primary hypoparathyroidism in Peking Union Medical College Hospital during December 1987 to December 2015 were collected and analyzed retrospectively. Among them, 128 cases were followed up for a median period of 3 years. Results: The major manifestations at their first visits were tetany and numbness in the distal extremities(81.5%, 163/200 and 62.0%, 124/200). Thirty-two percent of the cases (62 cases) had history of seizures, and 60...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052698/variation-coefficient-of-stone-density-a-novel-predictor-of-the-outcome-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy
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Shimpei Yamashita, Yasuo Kohjimoto, Takashi Iguchi, Satoshi Nishizawa, Akinori Iba, Kazuro Kikkawa, Isao Hara
OBJECTIVES: Although previous studies have indicated that stone heterogeneity can affect shock wave lithotripsy outcomes, there is no established measurement of stone heterogeneity on computed tomography imagery. We investigated whether variation coefficient of stone density can predict shock wave success. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 245 patients with urinary calculi who had undergone shock wave lithotripsy. We compared the predictive powers of treatment success between variation coefficient of stone density and other parameters associated with computed tomography attenuation...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051044/childhood-intussusception-impact-of-delay-in-presentation-in-a-developing-country
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Olakayode Olaolu Ogundoyin, Dare Isaac Olulana, Taiwo Akeem Lawal
BACKGROUND: The classical cases of intussusception are readily diagnosed clinically, and despite recent improvements in radiological techniques, the diagnosis of intussusception and success in its nonoperative reduction has been suboptimal, thus making operative management a veritable backup. This study examined the impact of delays in presentation on the rate of bowel resection, length of hospital stay, and appraised the outcome of operative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive children admitted and treated surgically for intussusception between January 2002 and December 2011 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
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