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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645011/transient-portal-venous-gas-associated-with-reversible-non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-a-case-report
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Gaël Piton, Brice Paquette, Eric Delabrousse, Gilles Capellier
OBJECTIVES: To report the utility of abdominal ultrasonography (US) to identify the presence of portal venous gas (PVG) during non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI), and to follow the disappearance of portal venous gas after resolution of the NOMI. DATA SOURCES: This was a clinical observation of a patient, with images of abdominal computed tomography (CT), and a video of portal venous gas identified by ultrasonography. DATA SYNTHESIS: We describe the case of an adult patient admitted to our ICU for NOMI developing 48h after cardiac surgery...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644744/add-on-iguratimod-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-to-achieve-remission-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-inadequately-responding-to-biological-dmards-a-retrospective-study
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Ayaka Yoshikawa, Shuzo Yoshida, Yuko Kimura, Nao Tokai, Yohei Fujiki, Takuya Kotani, Yoko Matsumura, Tohru Takeuchi, Shigeki Makino
OBJECTIVES: In this study, iguratimod (IGU) was added to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients inadequately responding to 24-week or longer treatment with biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARDs), its effectiveness was assessed, and factors contributing to remission were evaluated. METHODS: RA patients who fulfilled the following criteria were included: (i) ≥ 24-week of bDMARDs; (ii) 2.6 < disease activity score (DAS) 28-erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) < 5...
June 23, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643813/-polymyalgia-rheumatica-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-issues-of-an-apparently-straightforward-disease
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Ciro Manzo, Dario Camellino
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disease characterized by aching and stiffness in the girdles, which affects typically people over 50 years old and could overlap with giant cell arteritis (GCA) in about 15-20% of cases. Although the diagnosis of PMR is usually considered straightforward, clinicians facing this disease should be aware of its atypical manifestations, which can hamper the correct identification of PMR and, conversely, should be aware of other diseases which may present with polymyalgic features...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643319/-progress-of-the-application-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-gastrointestinal-tumor-surgery
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Yongsheng Li, Hao Liu, Haipeng Huang, Yu Zhu, Haijun Deng, Jiang Yu, Site Luo, Li Huo, Li Lin, Huikai Xie, Guoxin Li
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a real-time, cross-sectional optical imaging technology. It is analogous to ultrasonography, except that OCT uses light waves instead of sound waves, and can provide three-dimensional morphological images of living tissues with a micrometer resolution. Through the use of endoscopes, needles, catheters and laparoscopes, OCT has demonstrated tremendous imaging potential in tumor surgery. The current studies suggest that OCT has potential for clinical applications in the following fields of gastrointestinal tumor surgery: (1) Early tumor detection and diagnosis: OCT can distinguish differences between polyp tissue, normal tissue and malignant tissue...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642639/foregut-duplication-cysts-in-children
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Keshawadhana Balakrishnan, Frances Fonacier, Shilpa Sood, Natasha Bamji, Howard Bostwick, Gustavo Stringel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare anomalies. We report our experience with foregut duplication cysts including their clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities, and surgical management. METHODS: We report a 20-year retrospective review of all foregut duplication cysts managed at our institution. RESULTS: Twelve patients with 13 foregut duplication cysts were identified. The ages of the children at the time of surgery ranged from infancy to adolescence, with a mean age of 7...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642638/laparoscopic-surgery-for-focal-adenomyosis
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Jae-Young Kwack, Yong-Soon Kwon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: For conservative surgical treatment of focal uterine adenomyosis, laparoscopic adenomyomectomy has been increasingly performed, so that reassessment to determine the safety and efficacy of the laparoscopic surgical technique in a larger number of cases and reevaluation for reproducibility for laparoscopic adenomyomectomy is needed. We evaluate the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic adenomyomectomy with transient occlusion of uterine arteries (TOUA) for focal uterine adenomyosis performed by a single surgeon at a single institute...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642201/combination-of-coenzyme-q10-loaded-liposomes-with-ultrasound-targeted-microbubbles-destruction-utmd-for-early-theranostics-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ting Yue, He-Lin Xu, Pian-Pian Chen, Lei Zheng, Qun Huang, Wen-Shuang Sheng, Yuan-Di Zhuang, Li-Zhuo Jiao, Ting-Ting Chi, De-Li ZhuGe, Jin-Jin Liu, Ying-Zheng Zhao, Li Lan
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common and lethal microvascular complications of diabetes. This study aimed to explore whether coenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) as an antioxidant combined with ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) could reverse the progress of early diabetic nephropathy (DN). CoQ10 has great potential to treat early DN. However, the clinical application of CoQ10 has been limited because of its low aqueous solubility and non-specific distribution. Therefore, CoQ10-loaded liposomes (CoQ10-lip) were prepared and combined with ultrasound microbubbles for the early theranostics of DN...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638413/uterine-cavity-abnormalities-in-patients-with-endometriosis-in-alexandria-a-diagnostic-test-accuracy-study
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Eman Aly Abd El Fattah
Endometriosis is strongly associated with infertility. Endometrial polyps are prevalent in infertile women and they have similar pathological characteristics to endometriosis, suggesting a possible association. Uterine malformations as uterine septum and hypoplastic uterus are also linked to endometriosis. Hysterosalpingogram and transvaginal ultrasonography are used to diagnose endometrial lesions. Hysteroscopy can detect small lesions that might be missed. Recently, 4D ultrasonography is being used, but which is superior has not been established yet...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635099/effects-of-electronic-device-overuse-by-university-students-in-relation-to-clinical-status-and-anatomical-variations-of-the-median-nerve-and-transverse-carpal-ligament
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Eugenia Hoi Chi Woo, Peter White, Christopher Wai Keung Lai
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the results of a questionnaire, provocative tests, and ultrasonographic measurements of carpal tunnel morphological parameters in intensive and nonintensive electronic device users. METHODS: Forty-eight university students (equal numbers of intensive and nonintensive users, ≥5 h/day and <5 h/day of electronic device usage, respectively) were randomly selected after questionnaire responses were received and evaluated clinically and by ultrasonography...
June 21, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634929/factors-associated-with-multiple-recurrences-of-nonspecific-orbital-inflammation-aka-orbital-pseudotumor
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Puneet S Braich, Robin K Kuriakose, Naveen S Khokhar, Jared C Donaldson, Timothy J McCulley
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical characteristics of patients at risk for recurrent nonspecific orbital inflammation (NSOI). METHODS: This was a retrospective comparison study with a 24-month follow-up, in a clinic-based population in rural India. The medical records at two eye care centers were searched from March 2001-2014. A total of 153 patients with recurrent NSOI, 107 of whom had a single recurrence (Group 1) and 46 of whom had multiple recurrences (Group 2). Clinical and demographic data were compared between both groups...
June 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632826/-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-children-clinical-experience-in-a-pediatric-reference-center
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Carolina Carballo, Claudia Cazes, Mariana Matsuda, M Laura Praino, Noemí Rivas, Eduardo López
INTRODUCTION: Liver abscess is a serious and an uncommon pediatric disease. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: Description of 20 pediatric patients with liver abscess admitted in "Ricardo Gutierrez" Children's Hospital, a Tertiary Reference Center of Buenos Aires, between 2009 and 2015. RESULTS: The hospitalization rate was 35/100.000 admissions. Median age was 5 years old, male/female ratio 4/1. Five patients (25%) had predisposing factors. Median days at diagnosis were 12...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630020/transumbilical-multi-port-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-versus-transumbilical-single-site-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-for-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-in-children-a-retrospectively-comparative-study
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Dehong Liu, Huixia Zhou, Lifei Ma, Huawei Xie, Tian Tao, Hualin Cao, Xiaoguang Zhou, Xiaolong Luo, Shaojun Chen
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty has achieved good cosmetic and functional outcomes. Both transumbilical single-site and transumbilical multi-port approaches are currently being used. No comparison of transumbilical single-site laparoscopic pyeloplasty (TSLP) and transumbilical multi-port laparoscopic pyeloplasty (TMLP) has been reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES: We present a retrospective comparison study to evaluate clinical outcomes of TSLP and TMLP for children with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO)...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628416/case-243-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-an-adrenal-myelolipoma
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James Tanner, Shalini Malhotra, Hesham El-Daly, Edmund M Godfrey
History A 30-year-old man presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain. He was vomiting and in distress, and he had a history of thalassemia. Physical examination findings were unremarkable. Pertinent blood results were a hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL (6.52 mmol/L) (normal range, 13.5-18.0 g/dL [8.38-11.17 mmol/L]) and a bilirubin level of 62 µmol/L (normal range, 3-17 µmol/L). The remaining hematologic and biochemical results were normal. Aortic dissection was suspected clinically, so the patient was referred for imaging...
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627842/ultrasonography-an-useful-diagnostic-tool-for-the-general-practitioner
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Eva Rikley, Noémie Boillat-Blanco, Jean-Yves Meuwly, Éric Breuss, Nicolas Senn
The ultrasound has become an increasingly popular tool in the clinical assessment of patients, not least in the field of general medicine. The technical evolution as well as the recent changes of the application of ultrasounds allows for rapid and targeted exams that has the potential to improve the care of patients. With the help of recent articles regarding ultrasound (US) in general medical practice, this article presents several useful indications for the primary care physician as well as shows today's training in Switzerland and demonstrates the need of an adapted training to better respond to today's need...
May 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
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Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626731/how-to-differentiate-borderline-hepatic-nodules-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-emphasis-on-imaging-diagnosis
#16
REVIEW
Hyun Jeong Park, Byung Ihn Choi, Eun Sun Lee, Sung Bin Park, Jong Beum Lee
BACKGROUND: Rapid advances in liver imaging have improved the evaluation of hepatocarcinogenesis and early diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this situation, detection of early-stage HCC in its development is important for the improvement of patient survival and optimal treatment strategies. Because early HCCs are considered precursors of progressed HCC, precise differentiation between a dysplastic nodule (DN), especially a high-grade DN, and early HCC is important...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626131/homozygous-duoxa2-mutation-p-tyr138-in-a-girl-with-congenital-hypothyroidism-and-her-apparently-unaffected-brother-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chiho Sugisawa, Shinji Higuchi, Masaki Takagi, Yukihiro Hasegawa, Matsuo Taniyama, Kiyomi Abe, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Satoshi Narumi
Mutations in DUOXA2, encoding dual oxidase maturation factor 2, is a rare genetic cause of congenital hypothyroidism. Only four biallelic DUOXA2 mutation carriers have been described to date. This study was conducted to report the clinical and genetic findings of a DUOXA2 mutation-carrying family, and to review the previously reported cases. The proband was a 4-year-old girl, who was diagnosed as having congenital hypothyroidism in the frame of newborn screening. She had a high serum TSH level (138 mU/L) and a low free T4 level (0...
June 16, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625266/-risk-factors-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-in-upper-extremity-in-icu
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Ning Zhao, Jiale Zhang, Ting Jiang, Xia Chen, Jianning Wang, Chengzhi Ding, Fen Liu, Kejian Qian, Rong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence and its risk factors of peripherally inserted central venous catheter related upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (PICC-UEDVT) in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Clinical data of the patients received PICCs in ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from August 2013 to August 2016 were retrospectively analysed. The inclusion criteria in the study included: the age > 18 years old, catheter indwelling time > 1 week and the complete relevant information...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623952/spontaneous-cecal-perforation-in-a-40-year-old-pregnant-woman-treated-by-primary-repair-and-omental-patch-a-case-report
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Cyrille Kouam, Ouasso Passang, Marc-Leroy Guifo, Nkolaka Atem
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous colonic perforations are scarce, and cecal perforations even more so. Preoperative diagnosis of the latter in a pregnant woman is particularly difficult because of physiologic changes and restrictions on some diagnostic imaging techniques, such as X-rays. Furthermore, management of these patients is a big challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a spontaneous cecal perforation in a 40-year-old pregnant black woman in the Regional Hospital of Bafoussam in Cameroon...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621602/resolution-of-nonurine-transudative-pleural-effusion-in-a-cat-after-removal-of-a-hydronephrotic-kidney
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Maura E Duffy, Andrew J Specht, Ahmira R Torres, May-Li Cuypers
CASE DESCRIPTION A 3-year-old spayed female Bengal cat was evaluated because of a history of bilateral pleural effusion and hydronephrosis of the right kidney. CLINICAL FINDINGS Cytologic analysis of a pleural fluid sample revealed characteristics of a pure transudate with a high percentage of lymphocytes. Results of fluid biochemical testing were not consistent with urine or chyle. Serum biochemical analysis and echocardiography yielded no evidence of hypoalbuminemia or high hydrostatic pressure secondary to cardiac disease...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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