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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725519/intracranial-hemangiopericytomas-recurrence-metastasis-and-radiotherapy
#1
Ankur R Patel, Bruno C Flores, Vin Shen Ban, Kimmo J Hatanpaa, Bruce E Mickey, Samuel L Barnett
Background  Intracranial hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are characterized by high recurrence rates and extracranial metastases. Radiotherapy provides an adjunct to surgery, but the timing of therapy and the patients most likely to benefit remain unclear. Methods  A retrospective review of 20 patients with HPC treated at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center between 1985 and 2014 was conducted. Recurrence and metastasis rates along with overall survival (OS) were characterized based on therapeutic approach and tumor pathology using Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719486/p16-expression-and-biological-behavior-of-flat-vulvar-low-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-lsil
#2
Natasha Lewis, Luis Z Blanco, Kruti P Maniar
Flat low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) of the vulva [vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) 1, flat condyloma] is an uncommon entity with poorly understood biological behavior. We aimed to determine the risk of subsequent vulvar high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) or carcinoma following a diagnosis of vulvar LSIL/VIN 1, as well as the frequency and predictive value of p16 immunohistochemical expression in this setting. Of the 51 included cases, p16 positivity (diffuse block staining) was identified in 2 (4%)...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712310/primary-cutaneous-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-sporotrichoid-pattern-a-case-report
#3
Daniel J Lewis, Harina Vin, Tiffany Hinojosa, Michael T Tetzlaff, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Madeleine Duvic
We present the extraordinary case of a 72-year-old man with a history of primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (pcPTCL-NOS) previously controlled with topical agents who developed tumours in a sporotrichoid pattern. Culture of the tumours was negative, and histopathology showed findings consistent with recurrent pcPTCL. The tumours were successfully treated with localised radiation therapy. Sporotrichoid lesions are an extremely rare and atypical presentation of cutaneous lymphoma, with only 2 other cases reported in the literature...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700535/vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-hepcidin-and-hemoglobin-concentrations-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#4
Sana Syed, Ellen S Michalski, Vin Tangpricha, Supavit Chesdachai, Archana Kumar, Jarod Prince, Thomas R Ziegler, Parminder S Suchdev, Subra Kugathasan
BACKGROUND: Anemia, iron deficiency, and hypovitaminosis D are well-known comorbidities in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Epidemiologic studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with increased risk of anemia, and in vitro studies suggest that vitamin D may improve iron recycling through downregulatory effects on hepcidin and proinflammatory cytokines. METHODS: We aimed to investigate the association of vitamin D status with inflammation, iron biomarkers, and anemia in pediatric IBD...
July 11, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695328/study-of-the-emitted-dose-after-two-separate-inhalations-at-different-inhalation-flow-rates-and-volumes-and-an-assessment-of-aerodynamic-characteristics-of-indacaterol-onbrez-breezhaler-%C3%A2-150-and-300%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g
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Mohamad Abadelah, Henry Chrystyn, Golshan Bagherisadeghi, Gaballa Abdalla, Hassan Larhrib
Onbrez Breezhaler® is a low-resistance capsule-based device that was developed to deliver indacaterol maleate. The study was designed to investigate the effects of both maximum flow rate (MIF) and inhalation volume (Vin) on the dose emission of indacaterol 150 and 300 μg dose strengths after one and two inhalations using dose unit sampling apparatus (DUSA) as well as to study the aerodynamic characteristics of indacaterol Breezhaler® using the Andersen cascade impactor (ACI) at a different set of MIF and Vin...
July 10, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686111/delayed-treatment-of-ruptured-brain-avms-is-it-ok-to-wait
#6
Jeffrey S Beecher, Kristopher Lyon, Vin Shen Ban, Awais Vance, Cameron M McDougall, Louis A Whitworth, Jonathan A White, Duke Samson, H Hunt Batjer, Babu G Welch
OBJECTIVE Despite a hemorrhagic presentation, many patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) do not require emergency resection. The timing of definitive management is not standardized in the cerebrovascular community. This study was designed to evaluate the safety of delaying AVM treatment in clinically stable patients with a new hemorrhagic presentation. The authors examined the rate of rehemorrhage or neurological decline in a cohort of patients with ruptured brain AVMs during a period of time posthemorrhage...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677050/comparison-of-c-arm-computed-tomography-and-on-site-quick-cortisol-assay-for-adrenal-venous-sampling-a-retrospective-study-of-178-patients
#7
Chin-Chen Chang, Bo-Ching Lee, Yeun-Chung Chang, Vin-Cent Wu, Kuo-How Huang, Kao-Lang Liu
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of on-site quick cortisol assay (QCA) and C-arm computed tomography (CT) assistance on adrenal venous sampling (AVS) without adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation. METHODS: The institutional review board at our hospital approved this retrospective study, which included 178 consecutive patients with primary aldosteronism. During AVS, we used C-arm CT to confirm right adrenal cannulation between May 2012 and June 2015 (n = 100) and QCA for bilateral adrenal cannulation between July 2015 and September 2016 (n = 78)...
July 4, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674041/transient-notch-activation-induces-long-term-gene-expression-changes-leading-to-sick-sinus-syndrome-in-mice
#8
Yun Qiao, Catherine Lipovsky, Stephanie Hicks, Somya Bhatnagar, Gang Li, Aditi Khandekar, Robert Guzy, Kel Vin Woo, Colin G Nichols, Igor R Efimov, Stacey Rentschler
Rationale: Notch signaling programs cardiac conduction during development, and in the adult ventricle, injury-induced Notch reactivation initiates global transcriptional and epigenetic changes. Objective: To determine whether Notch reactivation may stably alter atrial ion channel gene expression and arrhythmia inducibility. Methods and Results: To model an injury response and determine the effects of Notch signaling on atrial electrophysiology, we transiently activate Notch signaling within adult myocardium using a doxycycline-inducible genetic system (iNICD)...
July 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667573/urologic-dermatology-a-review
#9
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Andrew W Stamm, Kathleen C Kobashi, Ksenija B Stefanovic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genital dermatology represents a challenge to many providers. Though dermatologic lesions involving the genitalia may present to any of a number of practices, ranging from primary care to urology, gynecology, and dermatology, few training programs provide significant training regarding the diagnosis and management of genital dermatologic lesions. The purpose of this review is to provide urologists with an overview of common genital dermatological lesions that may be encountered in a clinic...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662482/phonological-experience-modulates-voice-discrimination-evidence-from-functional-brain-networks-analysis
#10
Xueping Hu, Xiangpeng Wang, Yan Gu, Pei Luo, Shouhang Yin, Lijun Wang, Chao Fu, Lei Qiao, Yi Du, Antao Chen
Numerous behavioral studies have found a modulation effect of phonological experience on voice discrimination. However, the neural substrates underpinning this phenomenon are poorly understood. Here we manipulated language familiarity to test the hypothesis that phonological experience affects voice discrimination via mediating the engagement of multiple perceptual and cognitive resources. The results showed that during voice discrimination, the activation of several prefrontal regions was modulated by language familiarity...
June 26, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661412/risk-of-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-in-primary-aldosteronism-a-population-study-over-5-years
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Vin-Cent Wu, Shih-Chieh J Chueh, Likwang Chen, Chia-Hui Chang, Ya-Hui Hu, Yen-Hung Lin, Kwan-Dun Wu, Wei-Shiung Yang
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal glucose metabolism due to insulin resistance has been linked to aldosterone overproduction. However, the long-term incidence of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NODM) among patients with primary aldosteronism after targeted treatment has not been well documented. METHODS: The diagnosis of primary aldosteronism and essential hypertension were identified, and then the occurrence of NODM, all-cause mortality among these patients, was ascertained by a validated algorithm from a 23-million population insurance registry...
August 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658882/recognition-of-the-lateral-pterygoid-muscle-and-plate-during-ultrasound-guided-trigeminal-nerve-block
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Ke-Vin Chang, Chia-Shiang Lin, Chih-Peng Lin, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
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May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644191/yield-of-cytology-surveillance-after-high-grade-vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-or-cancer
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Lindsay M Kuroki, Antonina I Frolova, Ningying Wu, Jingxia Liu, Matthew Powell, Premal H Thaker, L Stewart Massad
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to estimate the risk of high-grade cervical and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN/VAIN 2+) and cancer among women treated surgically for high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (HGVIN) and vulvar cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who underwent surgery for HGVIN/vulvar cancer between 2006 and 2010. Univariate and multivariate analyses using stepwise selection were used to identify correlates of abnormal cytology after treatment for VIN and vulvar cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633395/is-sarcopenia-associated-with-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#14
Ke-Vin Chang, Tsai-Hsuan Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Kuo-Chin Huang, Der-Sheng Han
Objectives: to explore whether sarcopenia is associated with depression. Design: electronic literature databases from PubMed, Scopus, Embase and Google Scholar were searched. A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies was conducted. Setting: community and outpatient clinic. Participants: people with and without diagnoses of sarcopenia. Measurements: outcome measures of depression...
June 14, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629397/optimal-timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-initiation-in-acute-kidney-injury-the-elephant-felt-by-the-blindmen
#15
Chih-Chung Shiao, Tao-Min Huang, Herbert D Spapen, Patrick M Honore, Vin-Cent Wu
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is a key component in the management of severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. Many cohort studies, meta-analyses, and two recent large randomized prospective trials which evaluated the relationship between the timing of RRT initiation and patient outcome remain inconclusive due to substantial differences in study design, patient population, AKI definition, and RRT indication. A cause-specific diagnosis of AKI based on current staging criteria plus a sensitive biomarker (panel) that allows creating a homogeneous study population is definitely needed to assess the impact of early versus late initiation of RRT on patient outcome...
June 20, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623836/sequential-matched-analysis-of-racial-disparities-in-breast-cancer-hospitalization-outcomes-among-african-american-and-white-patients
#16
Kemi Ogunsina, Gurudatta Naik, Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi F Akinyemiju
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine if racial disparities in inpatient outcomes persist among hospitalized patients comparing African American and White breast cancer patients matched on demographics, presentation and treatment. METHODS: A total of 136,211 African American and White breast cancer patients from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) database, matched on demographics alone, demographics and presentation or demographics, presentation and treatment were studied...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604294/war-on-two-fronts-the-fight-against-parasites-in-korea-and-vietnam
#17
Mark Harrison, Sung Vin Yim
The Vietnam War has long been regarded as pivotal in the history of the Republic of Korea, although its involvement in this conflict remains controversial. While most scholarship has focused on the political and economic ramifications of the war - and allegations of brutality by Korean troops - few scholars have considered the impact of the conflict upon medicine and public health. This article argues that the war had a transformative impact on medical careers and public health in Korea, and that this can be most clearly seen in efforts to control parasitic diseases...
July 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600473/human-papillomavirus-dna-methylation-predicts-response-to-treatment-using-cidofovir-and-imiquimod-in-vulval-intraepithelial-neoplasia-3
#18
Sadie Esme Fleur Jones, Samantha Hibbitts, Christopher N Hurt, Dean Bryant, Alison N Fiander, Ned G Powell, Amanda J Tristram
Purpose <p>Response rates to treatment of vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) with imiquimod and cidofovir are approximately 57% and 61% respectively. Treatment is associated with significant side effects and, if ineffective, risk of malignant progression. Treatment response is not predicted by clinical factors. Identification of a biomarker that could predict response is an attractive prospect. This work investigated HPV DNA methylation as a potential predictive biomarker in this setting.</p> <p>Experimental design</p> <p>DNA from 167 cases of VIN 3 from the RT3 VIN clinical trial was assessed...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579818/healing-of-achilles-tendon-partial-tear-following-focused-shockwave-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Yu-Chun Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han, Li-Wei Chou
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of posterior heel pain and can progress to partial tendon tear without adequate treatment. Effects of traditional treatments vary, and many recent reports focus on the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for Achilles tendinopathy but not for Achilles tendon partial tear. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old female suffering from severe left heel pain for half a year. All treatment and rehabilitation were less effective until ESWT was applied. Each course of focused shockwave therapy included 2500 shots with energy flux density from 0...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577297/prevalence-and-type-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-vulva
#20
Mette T Faber, Freja L Sand, Vanna Albieri, Bodil Norrild, Susanne K Kjaer, Freija Verdoodt
In this updated systematic review and meta-analysis, we estimate the pooled prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and HPV type distribution in squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva (vulvar cancer) and vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN). PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases were used to identify studies published between 1990 and 2015 and using a PCR-based or hybrid capture test to evaluate the presence of HPV DNA in vulvar cancer or VIN. Pooled estimates of the HPV prevalence with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated based on a random effects model...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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