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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099359/evaluation-of-pulmonary-function-using-single-breath-hold-dual-energy-computed-tomography-with-xenon-results-of-a-preliminary-study
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Hiroyuki Kyoyama, Yusuke Hirata, Satoshi Kikuchi, Kosuke Sakai, Yuriko Saito, Shintaro Mikami, Gaku Moriyama, Hisami Yanagita, Wataru Watanabe, Katharina Otani, Norinari Honda, Kazutsugu Uematsu
Xenon-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (xenon-enhanced CT) can provide lung ventilation maps that may be useful for assessing structural and functional abnormalities of the lung. Xenon-enhanced CT has been performed using a multiple-breath-hold technique during xenon washout. We recently developed xenon-enhanced CT using a single-breath-hold technique to assess ventilation. We sought to evaluate whether xenon-enhanced CT using a single-breath-hold technique correlates with pulmonary function testing (PFT) results...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098059/laparoscopic-ileocecal-resection-in-acute-and-chronic-presentations-of-crohn-s-disease-a-single-center-experience
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G Cocorullo, R Tutino, N Falco, G Salamone, T Fontana, L Licari, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION: The terminal ileum is the most involved tract in Crohn's disease. The obstruction in this location is the most frequent complication. Acute or chronic presentations can occur. Surgery finds a role in the management of chronic strictures and in acute clinical presentations with complications not improving with conservative therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We investigate the outcome of patients with obstruction of the ileo-cecal bowel tract laparoscopically managed...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096124/nutritional-considerations-for-healthy-aging-and-reduction-in-age-related-chronic-disease
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REVIEW
Julie Shlisky, David E Bloom, Amy R Beaudreault, Katherine L Tucker, Heather H Keller, Yvonne Freund-Levi, Roger A Fielding, Feon W Cheng, Gordon L Jensen, Dayong Wu, Simin N Meydani
A projected doubling in the global population of people aged ≥60 y by the year 2050 has major health and economic implications, especially in developing regions. Burdens of unhealthy aging associated with chronic noncommunicable and other age-related diseases may be largely preventable with lifestyle modification, including diet. However, as adults age they become at risk of "nutritional frailty," which can compromise their ability to meet nutritional requirements at a time when specific nutrient needs may be high...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090091/proposed-diagnostic-criteria-and-classification-of-basophilic-leukemias-and-related-disorders
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REVIEW
P Valent, K Sotlar, K Blatt, K Hartmann, A Reiter, I Sadovnik, W R Sperr, P Bettelheim, C Akin, K Bauer, T I George, E Hadzijusufovic, D Wolf, J Gotlib, F-X Mahon, D D Metcalfe, H-P Horny, M Arock
Basophils form a distinct cell lineage within the hematopoietic cell family. In various myeloid neoplasms, including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), basophilia is frequently seen. Acute and chronic basophilic leukemias, albeit rare, have also been described. However, no generally accepted criteria and classification of basophilic leukemias have been presented to date. In order to address this unmet need, a series of Working Conferences and other meetings were organized between March 2015 and March 2016. The current article provides a summary of consensus statements from these meetings, together with proposed criteria to delineate acute basophilic leukemia (ABL) from chronic basophilic leukemia (CBL) and primary forms of the disease where no preceding myeloid malignancy is detected, from the more common ´secondary´ variants...
January 16, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079630/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-infectious-diseases-current-applications-and-future-perspectives
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Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Daniele Muser, Elda Righi, Nicola Petrosillo, Fernando Di Gregorio, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a well-established technique for diagnosis and management of a number of neoplastic conditions. However, in recent years the body of literature regarding its potential role in infectious diseases has progressively increased, with promising results. RECENT FINDINGS: So far 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography has a well-established role and is recommended by guidelines only in a few settings, such as prosthetic valve endocarditis, vascular device infections, and chronic osteomyelitis...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077202/long-term-care-and-cultural-competence
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Jeannette Y Wick, Myroslava Sharabun
The United States has historically been a melting pot of cultures. Today the population has changed because many immigrants are now older than past immigrants, are frequently retired, and have chronic diseases that need careful management. Health care providers need to be culturally competent to deliver effective health care to these diverse populations. Over the years, health care systems and providers have become much more aware of the needs of minority populations. They accommodate language differences and individuals' ingrained beliefs that may affect health care and learn how to ask the questions that will elicit the information they need to treat patients...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076744/modern-management-of-acne
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Alan J Cooper, Victoria Rebecca Harris
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous unit resulting from androgen-induced increased sebum production; altered keratinisation; bacterial colonisation of hair follicles on the face, neck, chest and back by Propionibacterium acnes; and an inflammatory response in the skin. The exact way these processes interact and the order in which they occur in the pathogenesis of acne are still unclear. Scarring that occurs from acne, particularly severe acne, can persist a lifetime and have long lasting psychosocial effects...
January 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076578/confirmed-clinical-case-of-chronic-kidney-disease-of-nontraditional-causes-in-agricultural-communities-in-central-america-a-case-definition-for-surveillance
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Alejandro Ferreiro, Guillermo Álvarez-Estévez, Manuel Cerdas-Calderón, Zulma Cruz-Trujillo, Elio Mena, Marina Reyes, Mabel Sandoval-Diaz, Vicente Sánchez-Polo, Régulo Valdés, Pedro Ordúnez
Over the last 20 years, many reports have described an excess of cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Pacific coastal area of Central America, mainly affecting male farmworkers and signaling a serious public health problem. Most of these cases are not associated with traditional risk factors for CKD, such as aging, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. This CKD of nontraditional causes (CKDnT) might be linked to environmental and/or occupational exposure or working conditions, limited access to health services, and poverty...
November 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075092/diabetes-mellitus-management-of-gastrointestinal-complications
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Beth Careyva, Brian Stello
Gastrointestinal disorders are common complications of diabetes mellitus and include gastroparesis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic diarrhea. Symptoms of gastroparesis include early satiety, postprandial fullness, nausea, vomiting of undigested food, bloating, and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and a delay in gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Gastric emptying scintigraphy is the preferred diagnostic test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074748/possible-parkinson-s-disease-induced-by-chronic-manganese-supplement-ingestion
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Michael J Schuh
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to report a case of possible neurotoxicity resulting from an incorrect dietary supplement for osteoporosis taken at a toxic dose. SUMMARY: The case study examined here is a 37-year-old African-American female who consumed excessive manganese over a period of years, resulting in Parkinson's disease (PD). This patient was referred to the pharmacist pharmacotherapy service by a neurology physician. PD has been shown in the medical literature to be caused by chronic exposure to high levels of manganese...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074172/non-allergic-rhinitis-in-children-epidemiological-aspects-pathological-features-diagnostic-methodology-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Dimitri Poddighe, Matteo Gelardi, Amelia Licari, Michele Miraglia Del Giudice, Gian Luigi Marseglia
Chronic rhinitis is a very common disease, as the prevalence in the general population resulted to be 40%. Allergic rhinitis has been considered to be the most frequent form of chronic rhinitis, as non-allergic rhinitis has been estimated to account for 25%. However, several evidences suggested that non-allergic rhinitis have been underrated, especially in children. In pediatrics, the diagnostic definition of non-allergic rhinitis has been often limited to the exclusion of an allergic sensitization. Actually, local allergic rhinitis has been often misdiagnosed as well as mixed rhinitis has not been recognized in most cases...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065242/advances-in-glycemic-characteristics-complications-and-treatment-for-patients-undergoing-total-pancreatectomy
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Ying Zhou, Wei-Gang Zhao
Total pancreatectomy has been mainly used to treat malignant diseases of the pancreas, di-ffuse ductal involvement, and severe chronic pancreatitis. Patients may develop pancreatic diabetes after the surgery, in whom the glucose levels fluctuate widely and are hard to control, which increases the incidence of recurrent hypoglycemia. Postoperative complications are closely associated with the glucose levels. Thus, tighter glycemic management is essential for increasing the survival of these patients. Few cases have been discribed in China...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062320/melanised-fungal-infections-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-contributions-to-optimize-the-clinical-management
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Daniel Wagner de Castro Lima Santos, Luis Fernando Aranha Camargo, Sarah Santos Gonçalves, Marília Marufuji Ogawa, Jane Tomimori, Milvia Maria Simões E Silva Enokihara, José Osmar Medina Pestana, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo
OBJECTIVES: This is a retrospective and observational study addressing clinical and therapeutic aspects of melanised fungal infections in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all patients admitted between January 1996 and December 2013 in a single institution who developed infections by melanised fungi. RESULTS: We reported 56 patients aging between 30 and 74 years with phaeohyphomycosis or chromoblastomycosis (0...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058540/juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-tertiary-center-experience
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Kenan Barut, Pinar Ozge Avar Aydin, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and primarily involves muscle and skin. It is the most common idiopathic inflammatory myopathy of childhood. This study aimed to evaluate demographic and clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, and outcome of patients with JDM at a referral pediatric rheumatology center in Turkey. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with JDM between the years 2003-2016 at the Pediatric Rheumatology Department Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057321/-digestive-bleeding-due-to-jejunal-diverticula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jorge Cuauhtémoc Blake-Siemsen, Marisol Kortright-Farías, Dante Rafael Casale-Menier, Jesús Gámez-Araujo
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from the small bowel is a rare pathology that represents 5-10% of gastrointestinal bleeding; 0.06% to 5% of cases are due to the presence of diverticula of the small intestine. The majority of diverticula are asymptomatic and present symptoms when there is a complication. CLINICAL CASE: We present the case of a 53-year-old male with a history of chronic renal failure and hypertension. While he was hospitalized due to cerebrovascular disease he recurrently presented lower gastrointestinal bleeding that required blood transfusion on several occasions...
January 2, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056185/a-trial-of-concurrent-care-shedding-light-on-the-gray-zone
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Annemarie Hargadon, Quy Tran, Karen Stephen, Howard Homler
BACKGROUND: Patients are hospice eligible when they have an estimated prognosis of 6 months and the readiness to forgo attempts at disease-modifying treatments related to their terminal illness. The decision to enroll in hospice is relatively clear when the prognosis is based on an incurable illness for which there are no further life-prolonging therapies. However, when the prognosis is based on a serious chronic illness for which possible interventions remain but must be forgone to access hospice support, the decision process is more complex...
February 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054281/a-case-of-diffuse-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-appendix-laparoscopic-surgery-can-facilitate-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Chisato Takagi, Kazuo Yamafuji, Hidena Takahashi, Atsunori Asami, Kaoru Takeshima, Hideo Baba, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kiyoshi Kubochi
BACKGROUND: A cavenous hemangioma of the appendix (CHA) is rare. The clinical pathophysiology and adequate management of a CHA have not been sufficiently explained since reports on CHA are scarce. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old woman presented with chronic right lower quadrant pain. Abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a thickened appendix (1.5 cm in diameter) and some focal calcifications in the appendiceal wall. No acute inflammatory signs were visible around the appendix...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052946/dabigatran-related-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis
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Josiah An, Rohan Garje, Karolyn A Wanat, José Pablo Leone
Dabigatran is a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant that has been approved for atrial fibrillation and prevention of venous thromboembolism. Its use has been increasing in the USA since serum drug levels do not need monitoring. To date, no significant skin side effects have been reported other than 4 cases of non-specific skin lesion and 2 cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV), which is a small vessel inflammatory disease that presents as palpable purpura in lower extremities. We present a man aged 57 years with chronic deep vein thrombosis who developed palpable purpura, petechiae, swelling in lower extremities, torso and distal upper extremities on the third day after dabigatran initiation...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051357/outcomes-of-a-mobile-phone-intervention-for-heart-failure-in-a-minority-county-hospital-population
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Stuti Dang, Chandana Karanam, Orlando Gómez-Marín
BACKGROUND: Chronic Heart Failure (HF) causes significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. Managing HF requires considerable self-management skills and self-efficacy. Little information exists about feasibility and potential impact of a mobile monitoring intervention to improve self-efficacy and quality of life (QoL) among minority patients with HF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a mobile phone-assisted case management program and tested its impact on outcomes in minority patients with HF in a 2:1 randomized controlled trial...
January 4, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050545/intraosseous-anomalous-drainage-a-rare-case-of-pretibial-varicose-vein
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Frederico Barra de Moraes, Carolina Parreira Ribeiro Camelo, Marcelo Luiz Brandão, Pedro Ivo Fávaro, Tercília Almeida Barbosa, Raul Carlos Barbosa
Valve failure with reflux and post-thrombotic syndrome are the factors most commonly correlated with varicose disease. Other rare etiologies can be put forward when these two main causes are ruled out. We report a case in which a young man presented chronic pain in the left tibia, varicose veins in the lower limbs and frequent occurrences of erysipelas. During investigation of the etiology of the varicose veins, radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging of the left leg were requested. These showed images suggestive of an osteolytic lesion in the tibia, but led us to the diagnosis of an intraosseous vein with anomalous drainage...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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