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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443598/evaluation-of-inferior-turbinate-stroma-with-ultrasound-elastography-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Göksel Turhal, Sercan Göde, Ceyda Tunakan Dalgıç, Aytül Zerrin Sin, Erkan Kısmalı, İsa Kaya, Arın Öztürk, Özlem Göksel, Raşit Midilli, Kerem Öztürk, Bülent Karcı
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of allergic rhinitis is primarily based on history, physical examination and allergy testing. A technique that noninvasively evaluates the soft tissue changes in the nasal mucosa of allergic rhinitis patients has not been defined. AIMS: To assess nasal mucosal changes and measure the submucosal fibrosis in allergic rhinitis patients with sonoelastography. STUDY DESIGN: Case control study Methods: Eighty-eight turbinates of 44 patients were included in the study...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443149/inverted-urothelial-papilloma-a-review-of-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Mary K Sweeney, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Jennifer Gordetsky
Inverted urothelial papilloma (IUP) is a rare, non-invasive endophytic lesion that accounts for 1-2% of urothelial tumours. On cystoscopy, IUP appears as a pedunculated/papillary mass with a smooth surface. On microscopy, IUP has an endophytic growth pattern with the bulk of the tumour covered by a superficial layer of urothelium, which can be hyperplastic or attenuated. The cytology should be bland, with uniform, spindled cells arranged in anastomosing trabeculae and cords with peripheral palisading of basaloid cells...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441441/a-novel-multiplexed-probe-based-quantitative-pcr-assay-for-the-soybean-root-and-stem-rot-pathogen-phytophthora-sojae-utilizes-its-transposable-element
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James S Haudenshield, Jeong Y Song, Glen L Hartman
Phytophthora root rot of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is caused by the oomycete Phytophthora sojae (Kaufm. & Gerd.). P. sojae has a narrow host range, consisting primarily of soybean, and it is a serious pathogen worldwide. It exists in root and stem tissues as mycelium, wherein it can form oospores which subsequently germinate to release motile, infectious zoospores. Molecular assays detecting DNA of P. sojae are useful in disease diagnostics, and for determining the presence of the organism in host tissues, soils, and runoff or ponded water from potentially infested fields...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439826/surface-acoustic-wave-lysis-and-ion-exchange-membrane-quantification-of-exosomal-microrna
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Katherine E Richards, David B Go, Reginald Hill
MicroRNA detection and quantification are commonly explored techniques for diagnostic and prognostic predictions. Typically, microRNAs are extracted and purified from a biological source, converted into complementary DNA (cDNA), and amplified using real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The number of RT-PCR cycles required to reach the threshold of detection provides a relative quantification of the target microRNA when this data is normalized to the quantity of a control microRNA. This methodology has several drawbacks, including the need to artificially amplify the target microRNA for detection as well as quantification errors that can occur due to expression level differences of the control microRNAs for normalization in various sample sources...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439431/mistakes-in-the-ultrasound-diagnostics-of-the-abdominal-cavity-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Brodzisz
The diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children, especially in the neonatal-infantile period, requires knowledge in the field of anatomical and physiopathological differences as well as clinical symptomatology and pathology at every stage of the child's development. Errors and mistakes in ultrasound diagnostics of the abdominal cavity in children result from many factors, including lack of experience in examining children and the knowledge concerning most frequent ailments and pathologies as well as the incidence or no changes in the ultrasound image of the abdominal cavity organs...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437325/presenting-features-and-prognosis-of-ischemic-and-nonischemic-neonatal-liver-failure
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Carlos Zozaya Nieto, Beatriz Fernández Caamaño, Gema Muñoz Bartolo, Juan J Menéndez Suso, Esteban Frauca Remacha, Eva Valverde Núñez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiological features, clinical characteristics and outcomes of neonates diagnosed with liver failure, as well as determine prognostic factors. METHODS: Cohort study conducted at a single tertiary referral and university-affiliated pediatric center. Hospital records of all neonates diagnosed with liver failure between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed, and data on clinical and laboratory findings, treatment, and outcomes were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434236/incremental-validity-of-self-and-informant-report-of-personality-disorders-in-later-life
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Patrick J Cruitt, Thomas F Oltmanns
Research shows moderate agreement between different sources of information when assessing personality disorders (PDs) in older adults. The differences between measurement methods appear to be not only the result of measurement error, but also an indication that each source holds nonredundant information relevant to PD diagnosis. The current article examines three sources of diagnostic information (self-report, informant report, and clinical interview) and the utility of these instruments in predicting important outcomes in older adulthood...
April 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431096/a-new-rapid-resazurin-based-microdilution-assay-for-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
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Sunniva Foerster, Valentino Desilvestro, Lucy J Hathaway, Christian L Althaus, Magnus Unemo
Objectives: Rapid, cost-effective and objective methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae would greatly enhance surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. Etest, disc diffusion and agar dilution methods are subjective, mostly laborious for large-scale testing and take ∼24 h. We aimed to develop a rapid broth microdilution assay using resazurin (blue), which is converted into resorufin (pink fluorescence) in the presence of viable bacteria. Methods: The resazurin-based broth microdilution assay was established using 132 N...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429200/achalasia-it-is-not-all-black-and-white
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REVIEW
Santosh Sanagapalli, Rami Sweis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to shed light on subtleties of achalasia diagnosis, including potential pitfalls that may lead to errors. Optimal methods for assessment of disease severity and the relationship between achalasia and other motility disorders will also be reviewed with an emphasis on recent findings from the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Adjunctive testing with viscous substances or larger water volumes should be used routinely as it improves the accuracy of achalasia diagnosis...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427482/a-genetic-variant-brain-dervied-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-polymorphism-interacts-with-hostile-parenting-to-predict-error-related-brain-activity-and-thereby-risk-for-internalizing-disorders-in-children
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Alexandria Meyer, Greg Hajcak, Elizabeth Hayden, Haroon I Sheikh, Shiva M Singh, Daniel N Klein
The error-related negativity (ERN) is a negative deflection in the event-related potential occurring when individuals make mistakes, and is increased in children with internalizing psychopathology. We recently found that harsh parenting predicts a larger ERN in children, and recent work has suggested that variation in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene may moderate the impact of early life adversity. Parents and children completed measures of parenting when children were 3 years old (N = 201); 3 years later, the ERN was measured and diagnostic interviews as well as dimensional symptom measures were completed...
April 21, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424090/targeted-endomyocardial-biopsy-guided-by-real-time-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Christina Unterberg-Buchwald, Christian Oliver Ritter, Verena Reupke, Robin Niklas Wilke, Christine Stadelmann, Michael Steinmetz, Andreas Schuster, Gerd Hasenfuß, Joachim Lotz, Martin Uecker
BACKGROUND: Endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) are an important diagnostic tool for myocarditis and other infiltrative cardiac diseases. Routinely, biopsies are obtained under fluoroscopic guidance with a substantial radiation burden. Despite procedural success, there is a large sampling error caused by missing the affected myocardium. Therefore, multiple (>6) biopsies are taken in the clinical setting. In cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) depicts areas of affected myocardium in myocarditis or in other infiltrative cardiomyopathies...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424035/coexistence-of-tuberculosis-and-malignancy-a-mere-coincidence-or-a-causal-association
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Mukta Pujani, Zeeba S Jairajpuri, Sabina Khan, Mohd Jaseem Hassan, Sujata Jetley, Safia Rana
Tuberculosis (TB) and malignancy are among the most important current global health problems. Many authors suggest that their coexistence is a chance association owing to their high prevalence. There is, however, enough evidence that one condition may predispose the other. In our retrospective report of two cases, TB in draining lymph nodes was discovered incidentally on histopathology, following surgical resection for malignancy. The possibility of coexistent lesions, especially in regions endemic for TB, mandate a detailed histopathological examination to prevent the chances of diagnostic failure and thus therapeutic error...
April 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417544/urine-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-noncritically-ill-hospitalized-children-treated-with-chemotherapy
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Maya Sterling, Zubaida Al-Ismaili, Kelly R McMahon, Melissa Piccioni, Michael Pizzi, Theresa Mottes, Larry C Lands, Sharon Abish, Adam J Fleming, Michael R Bennett, Ana Palijan, Prasad Devarajan, Stuart L Goldstein, Maureen M O'Brien, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: Cisplatin (Cis), carboplatin (Carb), and ifosfamide (Ifos) are common nephrotoxic chemotherapies. Biomarkers of tubular injury may allow for early acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis. PROCEDURE: We performed a two-center (Canada, United States) pilot study to prospectively measure serum creatinine (SCr), urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and interleukin-18 (IL-18) in children receiving Cis/Carb (27 episodes), Ifos (30 episodes), and in 15 hospitalized, nonchemotherapy patients...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410544/does-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: The aim of fluid resuscitation is to increase stroke volume, yet this effect is observed in only 50% of patients. Prediction of fluid responsiveness may allow fluid resuscitation to be administered to those most likely to benefit. The aim of this study was to systematically review the test characteristics of respiratory variation in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients with acute circulatory failure. METHODS: Electronic searches combined with reference review of identified studies...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410101/medical-instrument-detection-in-3-dimensional-ultrasound-data-volumes
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Arash Pourtaherian, Harm Scholten, Lieneke Kusters, Svitlana Zinger, Nenad Mihajlovic, Alexander Kolen, Fei Zou, Gary Ng, Hendrikus Korsten, Peter de With
Ultrasound-guided medical interventions are broadly applied in diagnostics and therapy, e.g. regional anesthesia or ablation. A guided intervention using 2D ultrasound is challenging due to the poor instrument visibility, limited field of view and the multi-fold coordination of the medical instrument and ultrasound plane. Recent 3D ultrasound transducers can improve the quality of the image-guided intervention if an automated detection of the needle is used. In this paper, we present a novel method for detecting medical instruments in 3D ultrasound data that is solely based on image processing techniques and validated on various ex-vivo and in-vivo datasets...
April 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409852/tandem-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-novel-peptide-modified-gemini-surfactants-used-as-gene-delivery-vectors
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Mays Al-Dulaymi, Anas El-Aneed
Diquaternary ammonium gemini Surfactants have emerged as effective gene delivery vectors. A novel series of eleven peptide-modified compounds was synthesized, showing promising results in delivering genetic materials. The purpose of this work is to elucidate the tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) dissociation behaviour of these novel molecules establishing a generalized MS/MS fingerprint. Exact mass measurements were achieved using a hybrid quadrupole orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometer (QqToF-MS) and a multi-stage tandem mass spectrometric analysis was conducted using a triple quadrupole-linear ion trap mass spectrometer (QqQLIT-MS)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409627/simultaneous-atr-ftir-based-determination-of-malaria-parasitemia-glucose-and-urea-in-whole-blood-dried-onto-a-glass-slide
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Supti Roy, David Perez-Guaita, Dean W Andrew, Jack S Richards, Don McNaughton, Philip Heraud, Bayden R Wood
New diagnostic tools that can detect malaria parasites in conjunction with other diagnostic parameters are urgently required. In this study, Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy in combination with Partial Least Square Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA) and Partial Least Square Regression (PLS-R) have been applied as a point-of-care test for identifying malaria parasites, blood glucose and urea levels in whole blood samples from thick blood films on glass slides. The specificity for the PLS-DA was found to be 98 % for parasitemia levels >0...
April 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409357/diffusion-weighted-mri-to-assess-response-to-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-main-interpretation-pitfalls-and-their-use-for-teaching
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Doenja M J Lambregts, Miriam M van Heeswijk, Andrea Delli Pizzi, Saskia G C van Elderen, Luisa Andrade, Nicky H G M Peters, Peter A M Kint, Margreet Osinga-de Jong, Shandra Bipat, Rik Ooms, Max J Lahaye, Monique Maas, Geerard L Beets, Frans C H Bakers, Regina G H Beets-Tan
OBJECTIVES: To establish the most common image interpretation pitfalls for non-expert readers using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to assess response to chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer and to explore the use of these pitfalls in an expert teaching setting. METHODS: Two independent non-expert readers (R1 and R2) scored the restaging DW MRI scans (b1,000 DWI, in conjunction with ADC maps and T2-W MRI scans for anatomical reference) in 100 patients for the likelihood of a complete response versus residual tumour using a five-point confidence score...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408990/endoscopic-modalities-for-the-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-oesophagus
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REVIEW
Neel Sharma, Supriya Srivastava, Florian Kern, Wa Xian, Teh Ming, Frank McKeon, Khek Yu Ho
Barrett's oesophagus is a pre-malignant condition associated with the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Currently white light endoscopy and biopsy is the mainstay diagnostic tool. Yet this approach is troubled by issues related to cumbersome biopsy sampling, biopsy sampling errors and cost. Therefore in order to overcome such adversity, there needs to be evolutionary advancement in terms of diagnosis, which should address these concerns and ideally enhance risk stratification in order to provide timely management in real time...
December 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406682/overcoming-indecision-by-changing-the-decision-boundary
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Gaurav Malhotra, David S Leslie, Casimir J H Ludwig, Rafal Bogacz
The dominant theoretical framework for decision making asserts that people make decisions by integrating noisy evidence to a threshold. It has recently been shown that in many ecologically realistic situations, decreasing the decision boundary maximizes the reward available from decisions. However, empirical support for decreasing boundaries in humans is scant. To investigate this problem, we used an ideal observer model to identify the conditions under which participants should change their decision boundaries with time to maximize reward rate...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
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