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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328817/retrospective-analysis-of-the-overt-proteinuria-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-treatment-of-modified-shenzhuo-formula-for-2-years
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Hongdong Chen, Jing Guo, Xuemin Zhao, Xinhui He, Zhongchen He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of modified Shenzhuo formula in the treatment of overt proteinuria diabetic kidney disease (DKD).Patients diagnosed with type 2 DKD in the clinical research database of Prof Xiaolin Tong (>20,000 data points) with >1-year follow-up were screened for this study. Patients' demographic data, chief complaint, present illness, past history, allergic history, personal history, family history, test results, tongue images, pulse information, and prescription information at 1, 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326562/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
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Tsuyoshi Fukui, Akira T Kawaguchi, Susumu Takekoshi, Muneo Miyasaka, Hideaki Sumiyoshi, Rica Tanaka
Since liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin with high O2 affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) has been reported to accelerate skin wound healing in normal mice, it was tested in dB/dB mice with retarded wound healing, as seen in human diabetics. Two full-thickness dorsal wounds 6 mm in diameter encompassed by silicone stents were created in dB/dB mice. Two days later (day 2), the animals were randomly assigned to receive intravenous h-LEH (2 mL/kg, n = 7) or saline (2 mL/kg, n = 7). The same treatment was repeated 4 days after wounding (day 4), and the size of the skin lesions was analyzed by photography, surface perfusion was detected by Laser-Doppler imager, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were determined on days 0, 2, 4, and 7, when all animals were euthanized for morphological studies...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326157/partial-calcanectomy-and-ilizarov-external-fixation-may-reduce-amputation-need-in-severe-diabetic-calcaneal-ulcers
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Mehmet Orçun Akkurt, Ismail Demirkale, Ali Öznur
Objective: The treatment of diabetic hindfoot ulcers is a challenging problem. In addition to serial surgical debridements, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and local wound care play important roles in the surgeon's armamentarium, for both superficial infection and gangrene of the soft tissue, often complicated by osteomyelitis of the calcaneus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive approach from diagnosis to treatment of calcaneal osteomyelitis in foot-threatening diabetic calcaneal ulcers...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316323/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-chronic-thrombosis-of-the-splenic-artery
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Sevtap Arslan, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) represents one of the most serious conditions of the gastrointestinal tract with a mortality rate of 10%. The main cause of UGIB is peptic ulcer, accounting for 28%-59% of cases. A rare cause of UGIB is submucosal arterial collaterals, which develop after splenic artery thrombosis. UGIB secondary to gastric submucosal collateral arteries should be considered in patients with endoscopic appearance of varicose veins in the absence of portal hypertension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the only fast and noninvasive definitive imaging technique for such patients...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316216/-correlation-between-the-ct-features-and-malignancy-risk-of-small-%C3%A2-5-cm-gastric-stromal-tumors
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J Wang, J L Xu, H J Hu
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between computed tomography (CT) features and malignancy risk category of small (≤5 cm) gastric stromal tumors (GST), in order to provide an image reference for preoperative assessment and intraoperative pathological diagnosis. Methods: Eighty-three patients with surgically and pathologically proven GST (≤5 cm) between January 2011 and November 2015 were recruited, and their clinical, pathological and CT data were retrospectively analyzed. According to the pathological results and malignancy risk category, the patients were divided into 2 groups, the benign biological behavior group (very low and low risk) and malignant biological behavior group (intermediate and high risk)...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316193/-clinical-study-on-the-corneal-epithelial-dysfunction-after-cataract-extraction
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J H Qu, Z Q Wang, Y Zhang, X G Sun
Objective: To study the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction. Methods: Fifteen cases diagnosed as corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction between November 2014 and September 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, mainly including clinical manifestations, characteristics of morphological changes imaged by in vivo laser confocal microscopy, management and therapeutic effects. Results: There were 6 (40%) males and 9 (60%) females with an average age of 66±7 years (59 to 86 years)...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315903/reconsideration-of-the-primary-and-secondary-diagnostic-criteria-of-meckel-s-diverticulum-scintigraphy-a-study-of-93-confirmed-cases
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Ha Wu, Xiaofei Zhao, Yiwei Li, Ruifang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Meckel's diverticulum scintigraphy (MDS) is a common method for diagnosing ectopic gastric mucosa (EGM), but atypical images are difficult to diagnose. This study aimed to improve the understanding of the existing diagnostic criteria through a review of confirmed cases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 352 patients underwent MDS. Among 120 patients with a positive diagnosis, 106 underwent surgery. This study analyzed the imaging presentation, surgical records, and pathological results...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315280/beyond-white-light-optical-enhancement-in-conjunction-with-magnification-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-of-mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Marietta Iacucci, Ralf Kiesslich, Xianyong Gui, Remo Panaccione, Joan Heatherington, Oluseyi Akinola, Subrata Ghosh
Background and study aim The I-SCAN optical enhancement (OE) system with magnification is a recently introduced combination of optical and digital electronic virtual chromoendoscopy, which enhances mucosal and vascular details. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the use of I-SCAN OE in the assessment of inflammatory changes in ulcerative colitis (UC). Patients and methods A total of 41 consecutive patients with UC and 9 control patients were examined by I-SCAN OE (Pentax Medical, Tokyo, Japan)...
March 17, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291424/giant-melanotic-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-infancy-melanotic-progonoma-of-the-head-and-neck-report-of-a-malignant-case
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Giancarlo Nicosia, Pietro Spennato, Ferdinando Aliberti, Daniele Cascone, Lucia Quaglietta, Maria Elena Errico, Mario Muto, Franco Ionna, Giuseppe Cinalli
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is a rare congenital pigmented neoplasm of neural crest origin, locally aggressive, growing rapidly and developing during the 1st year of life. It most commonly arises from the maxilla, cranial vault, and mandible. Occasionally, it exhibits malignant behavior with local lymph nodes involvement. Cases misdiagnosed and left untreated for a long time can present challenges due to the tumor mass and infiltration. In these cases, adjuvant chemotherapy can be extremely helpful before radical excision...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286191/increased-intestinal-permeability-in-relatives-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-is-not-associated-with-small-bowel-ulcerations
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Christopher W Teshima, Karen J Goodman, Mohamed El-Kalla, Samina Turk, Wael El-Matary, Rosica Valcheva, Ronda Danchak, Marilyn Gordon, Peter Ho, Amanda Mullins, Daniel Wong, Dina Kao, Jonathan Meddings, Hien Huynh, Levinus A Dieleman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many first-degree relatives of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) have increased intestinal permeability. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is the most sensitive imaging test to identify small bowel mucosal lesions that indicate subclinical CD. We aimed to estimate the association of increased intestinal permeability with small bowel ulcerations detectable by VCE in healthy first-degree relatives of patients with CD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 223 healthy, asymptomatic first-degree relatives of patients with CD (parents, siblings, and children; 9-45 years old) enrolled at the University of Alberta between 2009 and 2012...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284923/vascular-quadrilateral-space-syndrome-in-three-overhead-throwing-athletes-an-underdiagnosed-cause-of-digital-ischemia
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Johnathon Rollo, David Rigberg, Hugh Gelabert
Vascular quadrilateral space syndrome (vQSS) is an underdiagnosed cause of extremity ischemia, pain and paresthesia in overhand throwing athletes. The mechanism of vQSS is thought to result from repeated abduction and external rotation of the arm leading to a distraction injury of the posterior circumflex humoral artery (PCHA) as this courses through the quadrilateral space. This trauma may cause dissection and dissecting aneurysm formation. Thrombus from this arterial injury then embolizes down the arm resulting in the symptomatic presentation...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283726/magnetic-resonance-enterography-has-good-inter-rater-agreement-and-diagnostic-accuracy-for-detecting-inflammation-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
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Peter C Church, Mary-Louise C Greer, Ruth Cytter-Kuint, Andrea S Doria, Anne M Griffiths, Dan Turner, Thomas D Walters, Brian M Feldman
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is increasingly relied upon for noninvasive assessment of intestinal inflammation in Crohn disease. However very few studies have examined the diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs in children. OBJECTIVE: We have created an MR-based multi-item measure of intestinal inflammation in children with Crohn disease - the Pediatric Inflammatory Crohn's MRE Index (PICMI). To inform item selection for this instrument, we explored the inter-rater agreement and diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs of inflammation in pediatric Crohn disease and compared our findings with the reference standards of the weighted Pediatric Crohn's Disease Activity Index (wPCDAI) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283193/-livedoid-vasculopathy-secondary-to-coeliac-disease
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J Henry, F Brault, C Brouillard, M Baudin, A Gervaise, J Pouaha, J-F Cuny, A Valois
BACKGROUND: Livedoid vasculopathy (LV) is a painful ulcerative condition involving white atrophy and livedo; a histopathologic feature seen is occlusive dermal vasculopathy. This may be associated with coagulation disorders such as hyperhomocysteinaemia (HHC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 52-year-old woman presenting LV in which an abnormal scan image led us to diagnose coeliac disease. This enteropathy had caused vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency, as well as HHC...
March 7, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276120/clinical-findings-and-results-of-diagnostic-imaging-in-82-dogs-with-gastrointestinal-ulceration
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E Fitzgerald, D Barfield, K C L Lee, C R Lamb
OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical and imaging findings in dogs with confirmed gastrointestinal ulceration, to compare findings in dogs with perforated and non-perforated ulcers and to estimate the sensitivities of radiography, ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) for gastrointestinal ulceration and perforation. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of 82 dogs that had a macroscopic ulcer in the gastric or intestinal mucosa diagnosed directly at endoscopy, surgery or necropsy and had survey radiography, ultrasonography or a CT scan of the abdomen during the same period of hospitalisation...
April 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275307/effects-of-hydrotalcite-combined-with-esomeprazole-on-gastric-ulcer-healing-quality-a-clinical-observation-study
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Rui-Qi Yang, Hua Mao, Li-Yun Huang, Pei-Zhu Su, Min Lu
AIM: To evaluate the effects of hydrotalcite combined with esomeprazole on gastric ulcer healing quality. METHODS: Forty-eight patients diagnosed with gastric ulcer between June 2014 and February 2016 were randomly allocated to the combination therapy group or monotherapy group. The former received hydrotalcite combined with esomeprazole, and the latter received esomeprazole alone, for 8 wk. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were recruited and acted as the healthy control group...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269123/in-bed-posture-classification-using-deep-autoencoders
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Mehrdad Heydarzadeh, Mehrdad Nourani, Sarah Ostadabbas
Pressure ulcers are high prevalence complications among bed-bound patients which are not only extremely painful and difficult to treat, but also impose a great burden in our health-care system. We target automatic posture detection which is a key module in all pressure ulcer monitoring platforms. Using data collected from a commercially-available pressure mapping system, we applied deep neural networks to automatically classify in-bed posture using features extracted from the histogram of gradient technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268585/detection-of-diabetic-foot-hyperthermia-by-using-a-regionalization-method-based-on-the-plantar-angiosomes-on-infrared-images
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Y Liu, A Polo, M Zequera, R Harba, R Canals, L Vilcahuaman, Y Bello
Prevention of serious diabetic foot complication like ulceration or infection is an important issue. As the development of thermal graphic technologies, foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy has been recommended. Doctors from Hospital National Dos de Mayo are studying on the risk of the diabetic foot passing from Grade 0 to Grade 1 in the Wagner Scale. This risk to develop ulcers is related to the temperature difference of corresponding area between left and right foot. Generally speaking, the diabetic foot with greater mean temperature difference has more potential to develop ulcers; especially, area whose temperature difference of more than 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266288/parathyroid-adenomas-in-adults-and-adolescents-critical-appraisal-and-surgical-strategy-in-18-cases
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Mihai Radu Diaconescu, Ioan Costea, Mihai Glod, Radu Terinte, Smaranda Diaconescu
Background: Our study underline scarcity of isolated case reports or small case series of parathyroid adenoma (PA) published in autochthonous medical literature,their variable clinical expression among the "historic" varieties but also the diagnostic difficulties and delays of diagnosis as well consecration of surgery as the golden therapeutic standard of this disorder. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Demographic, clinical presentations, laboratory and imaging data, operative findings and procedures together with pathology account and outcome from the case reports of 18 patients with documented PHP were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258621/eus-diagnosis-of-subepithelial-lesions
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Mitsuhiro Kida, Yusuke Kawaguchi, Eiji Miyata, Rikiya Hasegawa, Toru Kaneko, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Shuko Koizumi, Kosuke Okuwaki, Shiro Miyazawa, Tomohisa Iwai, Hidehiko Kikuchi, Maya Watanabe, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Wasaburo Koizumi
Using EUS, it is practicable to diagnose Subepithelial lesions (SEL) with originating layer, echo level, and internal echo pattern etc. Lipoma, lymphangioma, and cyst have characteristic features, therefore they have no need for EUS-FNA. Ectopic pancreases and glomus tumors, which are originated from 3(rd) and 4(th) layer, are frequently seen in the antrum. Although ectopic pancreases located in the fundus or body are large and originated from 3(rd) and 4(th) layer (thickening of 4(th) layer). Each Subepithelial lesions has each characteristic finding...
March 3, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258286/preoperative-factors-influencing-mortality-and-morbidity-in-peptic-ulcer-perforation
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P Sivaram, A Sreekumar
PURPOSE: Perforated peptic ulcer is one of the most common surgical emergencies worldwide. With the improvement in medical therapy for peptic ulcers, the number of elective surgical procedures has come down. However, the incidence of perforated peptic ulcer is still increasing and remains as a substantial health problem with significant postoperative morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to find out the association between various preoperative and intraoperative factors with the postoperative mortality and morbidity in patients operated for peptic ulcer perforation...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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