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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445905/prenatal-diagnosis-of-galen-vein-aneurysm-using-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-perinatal-and-long-term-neurological-outcomes-a-case-series
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Pedro Pires, Larisse de Brito Aurélio Martins, Norma Maria Tenório Brito Pires, Heron Werner, Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward Araujo Júnior
Objective To describe the prenatal diagnosis of Galen vein aneurysm (GVA) based on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a series of cases, as well as its postnatal outcomes and follow-up until 4 years of age. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study was performed, analyzing a database comprising seven cases of prenatal diagnosis of GVA at two Brazilian institutions from February of 2000 to May of 2012. The following data were evaluated: gestational age at diagnosis, GVA dimensions on ultrasonography, associated fetal changes, findings on fetal echocardiography, gestational age at delivery, type of delivery, birth weight, Apgar score at the 1st and 5th minutes, neonatal outcomes, and survival with follow-up until 4 years of age...
April 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445578/utility-of-a-noninvasive-2-gene-molecular-assay-for-cutaneous-melanoma-and-effect-on-the-decision-to-biopsy
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Laura K Ferris, Burkhard Jansen, Jonhan Ho, Klaus J Busam, Kenneth Gross, Doyle D Hansen, John P Alsobrook, Zuxu Yao, Gary L Peck, Pedram Gerami
Importance: Expression of long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 518 (LINC00518) and preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) genes, obtained via noninvasive adhesive patch biopsy, is a sensitive and specific method for detection of cutaneous melanoma. However, the utility of this test in biopsy decisions made by dermatologists has not been evaluated. Objective: To determine the utility of the pigmented lesion assay (PLA) for LINC00518/PRAME expression in decisions to biopsy a series of pigmented skin lesions...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445515/correlation-of-histopathologic-characteristics-to-protein-expression-and-function-in-malignant-melanoma
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Charlotte Welinder, Krzysztof Pawłowski, A Marcell Szasz, Maria Yakovleva, Yutaka Sugihara, Johan Malm, Göran Jönsson, Christian Ingvar, Lotta Lundgren, Bo Baldetorp, Håkan Olsson, Melinda Rezeli, Thomas Laurell, Elisabet Wieslander, György Marko-Varga
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is still one of the most prevalent skin cancers, which upon progression has neither a prognostic marker nor a specific and lasting treatment. Proteomic analysis is a versatile approach with high throughput data and results that can be used for characterizing tissue samples. However, such analysis is hampered by the complexity of the disease, heterogeneity of patients, tumors, and samples themselves. With the long term aim of quest for better diagnostics biomarkers, as well as predictive and prognostic markers, we focused on relating high resolution proteomics data to careful histopathological evaluation of the tumor samples and patient survival information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445300/malignant-phosphaturic-mesenchymal-tumor-with-pulmonary-metastasis-a-case-report
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Shui Qiu, Li-Li Cao, Yue Qiu, Ping Yan, Zi-Xuan Li, Jiang Du, Li-Mei Sun, Qing-Fu Zhang
RATIONALE: Phosphaturic mesenchymal tumor (PMT) is a new tumor entity of soft tissue and bone tumor recently accepted by the World Health Organization, which typically causes the paraneoplastic syndrome of tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO). The majority of PMTs follow a benign clinical course and local recurrence occurs in < 10% of cases, malignant PMTs with distant organ metastasis are extremely uncommon. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed with PMT 10 years ago with a repeated recurrence and pulmonary metastasis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445298/barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-novel-approach-to-subclassification-and-treatment
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Chung Hwan Jun, Jae Hyun Yoon, Eunae Cho, Sang Soo Shin, Sung Bum Cho, Hee Joon Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soon Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
Barcelona clinic liver cancer-stage C (BCLC-C) encompasses a broad spectrum of tumor burdens, liver function statuses, patient prognoses, and treatment strategies. Currently, sorafenib is the only recommended treatment for patients with BCLC-C and outcomes remain suboptimal. The aims of this study were to assess the heterogeneity of BCLC-C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases, propose a novel subclassification for these cases, and suggest optimal treatment strategies other than sorafenib.We retrospectively analyzed 196 consecutive BCLC-C HCC patients who were diagnosed and treated between January 2008 and December 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444764/prospective-unbiased-experience-with-three-acellular-dermal-matrices-in-breast-reconstruction
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Edward I Chang, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: The use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) has become the standard of care in breast reconstruction. However, the majority of current studies are biased or combine large databases introducing inherent flaws. Here, we present a prospective single surgeon experience comparing three ADM. METHODS: All expander based breast reconstructions between 2014 and 2015 using ADM were included. RESULTS: Eighteen patients (32 breasts) underwent reconstruction using Flex Pliable, 15 patients (22 breasts) used Alloderm, and 14 patients (20 breasts) had Dermacell...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444577/comparison-of-clinical-serological-and-prognostic-differences-among-juvenile-adult-and-late-onset-lupus-nephritis-in-korean-patients
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Ji-Hyoun Kang, Dong-Jin Park, Kyung-Eun Lee, Ji Shin Lee, Yoo-Duk Choi, Shin-Seok Lee
We investigated whether lupus nephritis (LN) patients could be distinguished based on the time of disease onset and, if so, whether the groups differed in their clinical and laboratory features and long-term prognosis in ethnically homogeneous Korean patients. We enrolled 117 systemic lupus erythematosus patients with available clinical data at the time of renal biopsy of LN. Sociodemographic, clinical, and laboratory data and concomitant diseases were evaluated at the time of renal biopsy. We divided LN patients, according to age at LN diagnosis, into three groups: juvenile-onset LN (JLN, diagnosed at ≤18 years), adult-onset LN (ALN, diagnosed at 18-50 years), and late-onset LN (LLN, diagnosed at >50 years) and compared demographic, clinical, histological, and laboratory findings...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444425/pharmacogenetic-markers-to-predict-the-clinical-response-to-methotrexate-in-south-indian-tamil-patients-with-psoriasis
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S Indhumathi, Medha Rajappa, Laxmisha Chandrashekar, P H Ananthanarayanan, D M Thappa, V S Negi
INTRODUCTION: Despite the advent of several new systemic therapies, methotrexate remains the gold standard for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. However, there exists a significant heterogeneity in individual response to methotrexate. There are no consistently reliable markers to predict methotrexate treatment response till date. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to demonstrate the association of certain genetic variants in the HLA (HLA-A2, HLA-B17, and HLA-Cw6) and the non-HLA genes including T-helper (Th)-1, Th-2, Th-17 cytokine genes (IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-4, IL-10, IL-12B, and IL-23R), and T-regulatory gene (FOXP3) with the methotrexate treatment response in South Indian Tamil patients with psoriasis...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444285/preeclampsia-screening-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Jillian T Henderson, Jamie H Thompson, Brittany U Burda, Amy Cantor
Importance: Preeclampsia is a complex disease of pregnancy with sometimes serious effects on maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. It is defined by hypertension after 20 weeks' gestation and proteinuria or other evidence of multisystem involvement. Objective: To systematically review the benefits and harms of preeclampsia screening and risk assessment for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases from 1990 through September 1, 2015...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444279/trends-in-infective-endocarditis-in-california-and-new-york-state-1998-2013
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Nana Toyoda, Joanna Chikwe, Shinobu Itagaki, Annetine C Gelijns, David H Adams, Natalia N Egorova
Importance: Prophylaxis and treatment guidelines for infective endocarditis have changed substantially over the past decade. In the United States, few population-based studies have explored the contemporary epidemiology and outcomes of endocarditis. Objective: To quantify trends in the incidence and etiologies of infective endocarditis in the United States. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective population epidemiology study of patients hospitalized with a first episode of endocarditis identified from mandatory state databases in California and New York State between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2013...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444135/prevalence-and-correlates-of-olfactory-dysfunction-in-old-age-a-population-based-study
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Janina Seubert, Erika J Laukka, Debora Rizzuto, Thomas Hummel, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman, Maria Larsson
Background: Olfactory dysfunction (OD) in old age is associated with poor health outcomes. Interrelationships among different correlates of OD can offer insights into the underlying mechanisms, but to date remain understudied. Methods: Odor identification performance and self-reported olfactory functioning were studied in 2,234 people aged 60-90 years, who were free of neurodegenerative disease and enrolled in the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) study, Stockholm, Sweden...
April 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444008/from-guidelines-to-local-realities-evaluation-of-oral-rehydration-therapy-and-zinc-supplementation-in-guatemala
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Rachel Hall-Clifford, Roxanne Amerson
Objective: Diarrhea remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children in low- and middle-income countries throughout the Americas. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed guidelines on incorporating zinc supplementation (ZS) with traditional oral rehydration therapy (ORT) in order to shorten the duration of diarrheal episodes and to reduce poor health outcomes. Guatemala adopted these guidelines in 2011, but they have not yet been fully implemented at the community level...
April 20, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443681/preventing-the-forgotten-ureteral-stent-by-using-a-mobile-point-of-care-application
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Justin Bradley Ziemba, Wesley Ludwig, Leticia Ruiz, Eduardo Carvalhal, Brian Matlaga
INTRODUCTION: The forgotten ureteral stent (FUS) can lead to patient morbidity. To date, tracking ureteral stents is a cumbersome task, given their high frequency of insertion and variable indwelling times. To simplify this process, an application was developed to track patients with indwelling ureteral stents. We report our initial user-experience and clinical outcomes with this application. METHODS: Ureteral Stent Tracker™ (UST) is a secure, HIPPA compliant, cloud based point-of-care (POC) application...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443678/outcomes-along-the-hiv-care-continuum-among-undocumented-immigrants-in-clinical-care
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Jonathan Ross, Uriel R Felsen, Chinazo O Cunningham, Viraj V Patel, David B Hanna
HIV-infected undocumented immigrants face unique barriers to care yet little is known about their clinical outcomes. We performed a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected adults in clinical care from 2006-2014 at a large academic medical center in a setting where medical insurance is available to HIV-infected undocumented immigrants. Undocumented status was assessed based on Social Security number and insurance status and verified through medical chart review. Using Poisson regression models, we compared undocumented and documented patients with respect to retention in care (≥ 2 HIV-related lab tests ≥ 90 days apart), antiretroviral therapy (ART) prescription (≥ 3 active antiretroviral agents prescribed in a year) and viral suppression (HIV RNA <200 copies/ml for the last measured viral load) for each year in care...
April 26, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443560/advances-in-nutrition-of-the-newborn-infant
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Jane E Harding, Barbara E Cormack, Tanith Alexander, Jane M Alsweiler, Frank H Bloomfield
Nutrition of newborn infants, particularly of those born preterm, has advanced substantially in recent years. Extremely preterm infants have high nutrient demands that are challenging to meet, such that growth faltering is common. Inadequate growth is associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcomes, and although improved early growth is associated with better cognitive outcomes, there might be a trade-off in terms of worse metabolic outcomes, although the contribution of early nutrition to these associations is not established...
April 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443389/neuroscience-intermediate-level-care-units-staffed-by-intensivists-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-analysis
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Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Ariel Hendin, Kalpana Bhardwaj, Kednapa Thavorn, Dave Neilipovitz, Dalibour Kubelik, Gianni D'Egidio, Grant Stotts, Erin Rosenberg
INTRODUCTION: With an aging population and increasing numbers of intensive care unit admissions, novel ways of providing quality care at reduced cost are required. Closed neurointensive care units improve outcomes for patients with critical neurological conditions, including decreased mortality and length of stay (LOS). Small studies have demonstrated the safety of intermediate-level units for selected patient populations. However, few studies analyze both cost and safety outcomes of these units...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443343/impact-on-diabetes-self-management-and-glycemic-control-of-a-new-color-based-smbg-meter
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Oliver Schnell, Gerd Klausmann, Bettina Gutschek, Rosa Maria Garcia-Verdugo, Michael Hummel
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a key pillar of personal diabetes management. The objective of this observational study was to analyze diabetes self-management (DSM) and glycemic outcomes before and during system implementation in real-life settings of a blood glucose meter system with a color-coded display of glucose levels, which helps identify out-of-range levels. METHODS: A total of 193 insulin-treated diabetes patients (11% T1DM; 55% male, age 60 ± 4 years, mean diabetes duration 14 ± 9 years, HbA1c 8...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443283/vascular-access-site-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-acute-kidney-injury-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-atn-study
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Yue-Harn Ng, Kavitha Ganta, Herbert Davis, V Shane Pankratz, Mark Unruh
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the intensive care unit portends a poor prognosis. The decisions regarding dialysis catheter placement is based mainly on physician discretion with little evidence to support the choice of dialysis catheter location. METHODS: The Veterans Affairs/National Institutes of Health Acute Renal Failure Trial Network Study was a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial of intensive vs. less intensive RRT in critically ill patients with AKI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443222/analysis-of-hospital-volume-and-factors-influencing-economic-outcomes-in-cancer-surgery-results-from-a-population-based-study-in-korea
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Jung-A Lee, So-Young Kim, Keeho Park, Eun-Cheol Park, Jong-Hyock Park
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate associations between hospital volume, costs, and length of stay (LOS), and clinical and demographic outcome factors for five types of cancer resection. The main dependent variables were cost and LOS; the primary independent variable was volume. METHODS: Data were obtained from claims submitted to the Korean National Health Insurance scheme. We identified patients who underwent the following surgical procedures: pneumonectomy, colectomy, mastectomy, cystectomy, and esophagectomy...
February 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443167/elderly-patients-achieving-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-comparable-with-those-of-younger-patients-following-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Joshi Nikhil N, Joel Wei-An Lim, William Yeo, Wai-Mun Yue
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective database. PURPOSE: To compare 2-year clinical and radiological outcomes after minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) among "middle-age" (50-64.99 years), "young-old" (65-74.99 years), and "old-old" (>75 years) patients. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Owing to higher perioperative morbidity and mortality rates, elderly patients with degenerative lumbar conditions are occasionally denied surgical care, even after conservative treatment failure...
April 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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