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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449156/development-of-multiple-unit-floating-drug-delivery-system-of-clarithromycin-formulation-in-vitro-dissolution-by-modified-dissolution-apparatus-in-vivo-radiographic-studies-in-human-volunteers
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Arun B Reddy, Narendar D Reddy
Clarithromycin (CM), a broad spectrum macrolide antibiotic used to eradicate H. pylori in peptic ulcer. Clarithromycin (CM) is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but has a bioavailability of 50% due to rapid biodegradation. The aim of this investigation was to increase the gastric residence time, and to control the drug release of clarithromycin by formulating into multiple unit floating mini-tablets. Floating tablets were prepared by using direct compression method with HPMC K4M and Polyox WSR 1105 as release retarded polymers and sodium bicarbonate as gas generating agent...
April 27, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440774/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-update-on-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis
#2
José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Aroa Tardáguila-García, José Luis García-Klepzig
Diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) is the most common infection associated to diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). This review is designed to provide an update on the diagnosis and treatment of DFO based on an analysis of MEDLINE through PubMed using as search criterion "Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis". Authors have included in this review the most relevant manuscripts regarding diagnosis and treatment of DFO. After review and critical analysis of publications, it may be concluded that diagnosis of DFO is not simple because of its heterogeneous presentation...
February 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439426/is-it-possible-to-differentiate-between-pseudopneumoperitoneum-and-similar-pathologies-ultrasonographically
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Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
AIM: The goal of the work was comparing gas ultrasound images below the right diaphragm in two groups: in people with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm and ones with pneumoperitoneum and extracting the traits differentiating these two conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospectively, the documentation of 22 patients with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm (group 1) was utilized. Clinical material was used for comparison, previously published, composed of 15 cases of pneumoperitoneum following laparotomy and of 14 cases following that symptom as a result of ulcer perforation - group 2 (in total n = 29)...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436018/early-clinical-presentations-and-progression-of-calciphylaxis
#4
Toshi Ghosh, Daniel S Winchester, Mark D P Davis, Rokea El-Azhary, Nneka I Comfere
BACKGROUND: Untreated calciphylaxis is a fatal disease of intra- and extravascular calcification, most commonly presenting in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. While early identification is critical for timely treatment, early-stage clinical and histopathological descriptions have not, to our knowledge, been elucidated. As early clinical recognition is essential to prompt definitive histopathological diagnosis, this study describes a range of clinical and histopathological manifestations of early-stage calciphylaxis...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434216/can-endoscopic-ulcerations-in-early-gastric-cancer-be-clearly-defined-before-endoscopic-resection-a-survey-among-endoscopists
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Sung Min Park, Byung-Wook Kim, Joon Sung Kim, Young Wook Kim, Gi Jun Kim, Seung Ji Ryu
Background/Aims: Early gastric cancer (EGC) with ulcerations can be treated via endoscopic resection (ER) when it is differentiated pathologically, limited to the mucosa, and <3 cm in diameter. The presence of ulceration is a key factor in deciding treatment strategies and is usually diagnosed during endoscopic examination. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ulcerations in EGC can be clearly defined among endoscopists and which factors are related to the differences. Methods: A survey questionnaire, composed of demographic features and endoscopic images of seven patients with EGC, was presented to the endoscopists via e-mail...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434027/can-ultrasound-be-used-as-the-primary-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-crohn-disease
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Timothy L Tsai, Megan B Marine, Matthew R Wanner, Matthew L Cooper, Steven J Steiner, Fangqian Ouyang, S Gregory Jennings, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: There is growing literature on the use of ultrasound (US) for evaluation of Crohn disease in adults, but few studies have been conducted on children. Several studies demonstrated high accuracy of US in the diagnosis of Crohn disease. Using US as the primary screening imaging modality for Crohn disease can reduce health care costs, the need for sedation and ionizing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to determine if US can be used for screening evaluation of pediatric Crohn disease...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430667/investigating-point-to-point-emissivity-variation-of-wounded-tissue
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Ellen Keenan, Georgina Gethin, Louisa Flynn, David Watterson, Gerard O'Connor
Infrared cameras are becoming increasingly popular in clinical applications as they allow fast, non-contact temperature measurements. As abnormal heat distribution can indicate illness, infrared cameras have been applied in the prediction, diagnosis and monitoring of conditions (Lahiri, Bagavathiappan, Jayakumar, & Philip, 2012). Current practices, however, often overlook the importance of emissivity when taking thermal measurements. The consensus is that human skin has an emissivity of 0.98 (Soerensen et al...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427109/traveler-s-diarrhea-vision-abnormalities-and-unsteady-gait-in-a-young-woman
#8
Tobias Mühling, Felix Gundling, Thomas Helmberger, Wolfgang Schepp
We report on the course of disease in a young woman, originally admitted with suspected refractory infectious tropical traveler's diarrhea. However, symptoms did not resolve upon either symptomatic or subsequent antibiotic therapy. When neurologic deterioration was observed, imaging studies revealed a dramatic series of thromboembolic events, including intracranial hemorrhage caused by extensive sinus vein thrombosis as well as thrombi of the right cardiac ventricle. Colonic mucosal biopsy samples finally led to the histologic diagnosis of ulcerative colitis...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426441/diagnosis-of-corneal-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Kyeong Hwan Kim, Shahzad I Mian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A state of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can be secondary to a number of etiologies, resulting in either a reduction in the total number of limbal stem cells or an abnormality in stem cell function. Initially, the epithelium becomes irregular and hazy; however, this condition may progress to persistent corneal epithelial defects, stromal scarring, ulceration, and even perforation. Since LSCD secondary to a variety of etiologies may be reversible, and various factors are prognostic of disease progression, timely diagnosis is important...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422327/association-between-the-ulcer-status-and-the-risk-of-delayed-bleeding-after-the-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-of-colon
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Gwang-Un Kim, Myeongsook Seo, Eun Mi Song, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Jeong-Sik Byeon
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Bleeding is the most common adverse event following colonoscopic endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). We aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of a colon EMR according to the post-EMR ulcer status, and determine the risk factors of delayed postpolypectomy bleeding (DPPB) based on the post-EMR ulcer status. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and endoscopic images of patients who underwent EMR of colon polyps with diameters of ≥5 mm...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420258/lace-up-for-healthy-feet-the-impact-of-shoe-closure-on-plantar-stress-response
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Hadi Rahemi, David G Armstrong, Ana Enriquez, Joshua Owl, Talal K Talal, Bijan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of shoe closure on plantar thermal stress response (TSR), which is known to be a surrogate of shear stress and skin perfusion. It is aimed to explore potential impact of shoe closure on increasing risk factors associated with plantar ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Fifteen eligible subjects were enrolled. The left foot was used as a reference and fitted to a self-adjusted and habitual lace-tightening method by each subject...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414996/a-case-of-multiple-synchronous-quadruple-cancers-of-the-stomach-sigmoid-colon-rectum-and-pancreas
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Atsushi Nanashima, Tetsuro Tominaga, Takashi Nonaka, Kouki Wakata, Masaki Kunizaki, Shuichi Tobinaga, Yorihisa Sumida, Shigekazu Hidaka, Naoe Kinoshita, Terumitsu Sawai, Takeshi Nagayasu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple primary neoplasms are relatively rare, but their incidence has increased because of aging and improvements in diagnostic imaging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old man presented with epigastric pain. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, an ulcer was seen at the gastric angle, and biopsy showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (AC). Colonoscopy demonstrated a 15-mm lesion in the sigmoid colon and a submucosal lesion in the lower rectum...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412758/endoscopic-diagnosis-of-primary-anorectal-melanoma
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Wang Sheng, Sun Siyu, Liu Xiang, Ge Nan, Wang Guoxin, Guo Jintao, Liu Wen, Wang Shupeng
OBJECTIVE: The present study retrospectively analyzed case data from 12 patients diagnosed with anorectal melanoma, with the purpose of identifying key diagnostic features at endoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Images from colonoscopy were reviewed for all patients in order to establish the endoscopic features of primary anorectal melanoma. For the patients whose colonoscopic examinations included endoscopic ultrasound, images were examined to characterize lesions and the depth of infiltration, the results of which were compared with pathological findings after operative resection...
February 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410605/frosted-branch-angiitis-and-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-as-an-initial-onset-of-neuro-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bruno Fortaleza de Aquino Ferreira, Ever Ernesto Caso Rodriguez, Leandro Lara do Prado, Celio Roberto Gonçalves, Carlos Eduardo Hirata, Joyce Hisae Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Frosted branch angiitis is a rare, severe condition. It can be either a primary or a secondary condition and is characterized by rapid deterioration of vision and fulminant retinal vasculitis that manifests as diffuse sheathing of retinal vessels, macular edema, papillitis, vitritis and anterior uveitis. We aimed to describe a case of frosted branch angiitis and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis as an initial neuro-Behçet's disease onset. Diagnosis of Behçet's disease was based on the current 2014 International Criteria for Behçet's Disease and the International consensus recommendation criteria for neuro-Behçet's disease...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407434/spatiotemporal-characterization-of-hydration-process-of-asymmetric-polymeric-wound-dressings-for-decubitus-ulcers
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Anna Górska, Przemyslaw Dorożyński, Władysław P Węglarz, Krzysztof Jasiński, Mateusz Kurek, Renata Jachowicz, Jolanta Klaja, Piotr Kulinowski
Pressure ulcers belong to the most chalenging clinical problems. As hydration level of such wounds is important for optimal healing, preparation of new wound dressing (WD) materials for pressure ulcers requires thorough in vitro evaluation as prerequisite to final in vivo testing. The aims of the study were to: (a) develop a simple method of preparation of asymmetric polymeric membrane, (b) to propose a set of in vitro methods for membrane characterization during hydration. A polyvinyl alcohol asymmetric membrane with homogeneous skin layer and porous spongy layer was developed with nonadhesive properties and ability to absorb and retain the water...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400487/vascular-anatomy-predicts-the-risk-of-cerebral-ischemia-in-patients-randomized-to-carotid-stenting-versus-endarterectomy
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Mandy D Müller, Frank J Ahlhelm, Alexander von Hessling, David Doig, Paul J Nederkoorn, Sumaira Macdonald, Philippe A Lyrer, Aad van der Lugt, Jeroen Hendrikse, Christoph Stippich, H Bart van der Worp, Toby Richards, Martin M Brown, Stefan T Engelter, Leo H Bonati
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Complex vascular anatomy might increase the risk of procedural stroke during carotid artery stenting (CAS). Randomized controlled trial evidence that vascular anatomy should inform the choice between CAS and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been lacking. METHODS: One-hundred eighty-four patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis who were randomly assigned to CAS or CEA in the ICSS (International Carotid Stenting Study) underwent magnetic resonance (n=126) or computed tomographic angiography (n=58) at baseline and brain magnetic resonance imaging before and after treatment...
April 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399177/dermoscopic-characteristics-of-melanoma-according-to-the-criteria-ulceration-and-mitotic-rate-of-the-ajcc-2009-staging-system-for-melanoma
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Teresa Deinlein, Edith Arzberger, Iris Zalaudek, Cesare Massone, Juan Garcias-Ladaria, André Oliveira, Günter Schulter, Rainer Hofmann-Wellenhof
OBJECTIVE: The present study was conducted to identify possible dermoscopic patterns, associated with mitotic rate > 1/mm2, histological ulceration in melanoma and metastatic disease. METHODS: For this retrospective data analysis all clinical and dermoscopic digital images of primary malignant melanomas between 2008 and 2013 documented at the Department of Dermatology Graz were included, using the internal image data-base. 550 patients with 559 melanomas were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397443/an-evaluation-of-dual-source-computed-tomography-used-with-the-de-weert-classification-to-detect-vulnerable-plaque-using-ivus-virtual-histology-as-a-standard-of-reference
#18
Bartosz Dołęga-Kozierowski, Piotr Klimeczek, Michał Lis, Róża Krycińska, Anna Chrapusta, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jerzy Garcarek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: One of the main risk factors for cerebral ischemic events is atherosclerotic disease of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to the relationship between the morphological features of atherosclerotic plaque and the occurrence of stroke. Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of specific vulnerable plaque types, with a large lipid core and thin fibrous cap, can be used as an independent risk predictor of cerebral ischemic events...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381784/a-case-of-extrahepatic-growth-type-hepatocellular-carcinoma-presenting-with-bleeding-from-colonic-metastasis
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Kazunari Tanaka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Takeshi Matsui, Jong-Hon Kang, Yasuo Sakurai, Akihiro Takiyama, Toshiya Shinohara, Hiroyuki Maguchi
A 60-year-old woman visited our hospital due to hematochezia. Colonoscopy revealed a 50-mm-diameter submucosal tumor with ulceration of the left side of the transverse colon, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated the presence of small hepatic nodules. Submucosal tumor of the colon with liver metastasis was therefore diagnosed. To prevent tumor bleeding, we performed partial transverse colectomy. The histopathological diagnosis was moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma presenting as a submucosal tumor with a high frequency of vascular invasion...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378692/can-we-predict-disease-course-with-clinical-factors
#20
Zsuzsanna Vegh, Zsuzsanna Kurti, Petra Anna Golovics, Laszlo Lakatos
The disease phenotype at diagnosis and the disease course of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) show remarkable heterogeneity across patients. In recent population-based epidemiological and referral cohort studies, the evolution of disease phenotype of CD and UC varied significantly. Most CD and severe UC patients still requires hospitalization or surgery/colectomy during follow-up. A change in the natural history of IBD with improved outcomes in parallel with tailored positioning of aggressive immunomodulator and biological therapy has been suspected according to the recently available literature...
March 28, 2017: Current Drug Targets
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