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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103661/-asynchronous-bilateral-testicular-infarction-with-suspected-polyarteritis-nodosa-a-case-report
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Masayuki Kurokawa, Sei Naito, Osamu Ichiyanagi, Aya Suto, Yuta Kurota, Toshihiko Sakurai, Hayato Nishida, Hisashi Kawazoe, Tomoyuki Kato, Akira Nagaoka, Hiromi Ito, Mitsunori Yamakawa, Norihiko Tsuchiya
This report documents a case of asynchronous bilateral testicular infarction. The patient was a 42- year-old man who presented with left testicular pain and swelling. He had a past history of right idiopathic testicular infarction and underwent a right orchiectomy 6 years ago. He also had received treatment for 5 years for suspected polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). The left scrotal pain persisted for a week and left orchiectomy was performed. Pathological evaluations demonstrated a benign testis with testicular hemorrhage and chronic vasculopathy...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103660/-two-cases-of-urinary-retention-with-prostatic-abscess-drained-by-transurethral-resection
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Yoshinori Matsuda, Takamitsu Inoue, Shuji Chiba, Takehiro Suzuki, Tomonori Habuchi
A 58-year-old male with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and a 58-year-old male with diabetes mellitus presented with high fever and urinary retention. Prostatic abscess was diagnosed by a computed tomography scan, which showed fluid collection in the prostate in both patients. Despite systematic antibiotic therapies, urinary retention persisted even after fever diminished. They underwent prostatic abscess drainage by transurethral resection (TUR). Urinary retention was released, and the recurrence of prostatic abscess has not been observed after TUR...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103659/-a-case-of-giant-prostate-carcinoma-effectively-treated-with-external-beam-radiation-therapy
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Sohei Kanda, Shintaro Narita, Naoki Komine, Seiichi Kitajima, Misa Yamauchi, Akihiro Sugita, Yutaka Saito, Tomonori Habuchi
We present a case of gigantic prostate tumor in a patient with castration-resistant prostate cancer with successful local control by external-beam radiation therapy. A 71-year-old man was shown to have a prostate specific antigen (PSA)level of 24.5 ng/ml, Gleason 9, cT2N1M1a, prostate adenocarcinoma with an estimated prostate volume of 26.9 g. He achieved a PSA nadir at 4 months after the initial androgen deprivation therapy and was diagnosed with castration-resistant prostate cancer three years later. Eight months after the diagnosis of castration-resistant prostate cancer, he visited our hospital due to urinary retention...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103640/addition-of-cladribine-to-the-standard-induction-treatment-improves-outcomes-in-a-subset-of-elderly-aml-patients-results-of-a-randomized-polish-adult-leukemia-group-palg-phase-ii-trial
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Agnieszka Pluta, Tadeusz Robak, Agata Wrzesien-Kus, Bozena Katarzyna Budziszewska, Kazimierz Sulek, Ewa Wawrzyniak, Magdalena Czemerska, Malgorzata Zwolinska, Aleksandra Golos, Aleksandra Holowiecka-Goral, Slawomira Kyrcz-Krzemien, Jaroslaw Piszcz, Janusz Kloczko, Monika Mordak-Domagala, Andrzej Lange, Małgorzata Razny, Krzysztof Madry, Wieslaw Wiktor-Jedrzejczak, Sebastian Grosicki, Aleksandra Butrym, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski, Krzysztof Warzocha, Jerzy Holowiecki, Sebastian Giebel, Richard Szydlo, Agnieszka Wierzbowska
Intensive induction chemotherapy using anthracycline and cytarabine backbone is considered the most effective upfront therapy in physically fit older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, outcomes of the standard induction in elderly AML are inferior to those observed in younger patients and they are still unsatisfactory. As addition of cladribine to the standard induction therapy is known to improve outcome in younger AML patients, the present randomized phase II study compares efficacy and toxicity of the DAC (daunorubicin plus cytarabine plus cladribine) regimen with the standard DA (daunorubicin plus cytarabine) regimen in the newly diagnosed AML patients over 60 years of age...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103572/low-rate-of-positive-margins-and-re-excision-after-partial-mastectomy-in-highly-selected-breast-cancer-patients-a-chinese-single-institution-experience
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Siyu Wu, Yanyan Zhu, Zhaozhi Yang, Miao Mo, Hongbo Gao, Wentao Yang, Guangyu Liu
A recent randomized controlled trial firstly demonstrated that cavity shaving significantly decreased the rate of positive margins and re-excision among partial mastectomy (PM) patients. However, it remains unknown whether cavity shaving should be routinely applied to Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing PM. A total of 408 PM patients undergoing 410 PMs among 1796 surgically treated breast cancer patients at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Centre from January 2015 to June 2015 were included in our study...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103550/estimating-the-accuracy-level-among-individual-detections-in-clustered-microcalcifications
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Maria Sainz de Cea, Robert Nishikawa, Yongyi Yang
Computerized detection of clustered microcalcifica tions (MCs) in mammograms often suffers from the occurrence of false positives (FPs), which can vary greatly from case to case. We investigate how to apply statistical estimation to determine the number of FPs that are present in a detected MC lesion. First, we describe the number of true positives (TPs) by a Poisson-Binomial probability distribution, wherein a logistic regression model is trained to determine the probability for an individual detected MC to be a TP based on its detector output...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103501/congenital-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-multiple-lesions
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Heidarali Esmaeili, Mahzad Azimpouran
INTRODUCTION: Congenital or neonatal rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare soft tissue tumor with the most common sites of origin in genitourinary tract, head, and neck regions and extremities are less commonly involved. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this paper, a case of embryonal RMS with skin lesions, lymph nodes metastasis, and bone marrow metastasis is reported for a 1-month old female patient. DISCUSSION: This study presents how within 8-months of chemotherapy, the lesions got subsided and the patient became disease free...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103500/thoracoscopic-surgery-in-the-prone-position-for-esophageal-cancer-in-patients-with-situs-inversus-totalis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Toru Nakano, Takashi Kamei, Yu Onodera, Naoto Ujiie, Noriaki Ohuchi
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital condition characterized by a complete transposition of thoracic and abdominal organs. Here, we present two successful cases of left thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position for SIT-associated esophageal cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Our first case was of an 82-year-old man who underwent a left thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position, followed by hand-assisted laparoscopic gastric mobilization...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103499/incarcerated-incisional-hernia-of-the-sigmoid-colon-after-appendectomy-a-case-report
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Pyong Wha Choi
INTRODUCTION: Incisional hernia after appendectomy is rare, affecting 0.4% to 0.9% of cases. The small bowel and omentum are commonly herniated through the abdominal wall defect, but incisional hernia of the sigmoid colon is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old man presented with a right lower quadrant abdominal wall mass on the previous McBurney incision site. He had a history of appendectomy for appendicitis 40 years ago. Computed tomography (CT) showed the sigmoid colon herniated thorough the abdominal wall defect...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103484/reiterative-deconvolution-new-technique-for-time-of-flight-estimation-errors-reduction-in-case-of-close-proximity-of-two-reflections
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Linas Svilainis, Kristina Lukoseviciute, Dobilas Liaukonis
ToF estimation errors for two reflections have been analyzed. Case of high signal-to-noise ratio was assumed, when accuracy of the order of few nanoseconds can be achieved. It was indicated that additional bias errors are introduced in ToF estimator when other reflection is in close temporal proximity to the reflection of interest. Research demonstrates that iterative deconvolution does not improve the accuracy significantly. Novel technique is suggested which addresses this issue by means of a reiterative deconvolution...
January 7, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103464/-perineal-groove-a-rare-congenital-anomaly
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Manuel Barbosa, Nuno Alves, Natacha Fontes
Perineal groove is a rare congenital anorectal malformation, with incidence yet undetermined. It is almost exclusive to the female newborn and its embryogenic origin remains uncertain. We present a case-report of a newborn girl that was discharged from the nursery without complications. At her first appointment at primary care we noted a wet sulcus connecting the posterior vaginal commissure and the anus. This case report emphasizes the rarity of the perineal groove and the importance of a good quality history and physical examination at primary care...
October 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103413/parental-orders-and-the-rights-of-surrogate-mothers
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Nathan Hodson, Susan Bewley
Obstetricians need to be aware of potential legal changes which may impact the doctor-patient relationship in surrogacy cases. Presently, English law recognises the surrogate as the mother. After giving birth, she may hand over the baby. The commissioning couple then apply for Parental Orders and become legal parents if the conditions in the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 are met. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 19, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103397/the-economic-burden-of-nurse-sensitive-adverse-events-in-22-medical-surgical-units-retrospective-and-matching-analysis
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Eric Tchouaket, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D'Amour
AIMS: To assess the economic burden of nurse-sensitive adverse events (NSAEs) in 22 acute care units in Quebec by estimating excess hospital-related costs and calculating resulting additional hospital days. BACKGROUND: Recent changes in the worldwide economic and financial contexts have made the cost of patient safety a topical issue. Yet our knowledge about the economic burden of safety of nursing care is quite limited in Canada in general and Quebec in particular...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103244/some-muirhead-mean-operators-for-intuitionistic-fuzzy-numbers-and-their-applications-to-group-decision-making
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Peide Liu, Dengfeng Li
Muirhead mean (MM) is a well-known aggregation operator which can consider interrelationships among any number of arguments assigned by a variable vector. Besides, it is a universal operator since it can contain other general operators by assigning some special parameter values. However, the MM can only process the crisp numbers. Inspired by the MM' advantages, the aim of this paper is to extend MM to process the intuitionistic fuzzy numbers (IFNs) and then to solve the multi-attribute group decision making (MAGDM) problems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103204/transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-immunocompromised-patient-a-pilot-project-that-introduces-transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-follow-up-of-hematological-patients-in-romania
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Ioana Frinc, Petru Ilies, Florin Zaharie, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ljubomir Petrov, Alexandru Irimie, Cristian Berce, Cosmin Lisencu, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Anca Bojan
In the last decade, there is significant progress in clinical hematology with the discovery of targeted molecules and thus the achievement of both hematologic and molecular responses. Nevertheless, chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice for many types of hematological malignancies. Aggressive chemotherapy leads to immunosuppression, accompanied by a high rate of infections and an increased rate of treatment-related mortality. Invasive fungal infections, as well as more common bacterial and viral infections are frequent in immunocompromised patients as they are difficult to diagnose and treat...
January 18, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103199/diagnostic-criteria-for-susac-syndrome
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Ilka Kleffner, Jan Dörr, Marius Ringelstein, Catharina C Gross, Yvonne Böckenfeld, Wolfram Schwindt, Benedikt Sundermann, Hubertus Lohmann, Heike Wersching, Julia Promesberger, Natascha von Königsmarck, Anne Alex, Rainer Guthoff, Catharina J M Frijns, L Jaap Kappelle, Sven Jarius, Brigitte Wildemann, Orhan Aktas, Friedemann Paul, Heinz Wiendl, Thomas Duning
BACKGROUND: Susac syndrome is characterised by the triad of encephalopathy with or without focal neurological signs, branch retinal artery occlusions and hearing loss. Establishment of the diagnosis is often delayed because the triad is complete only in a minority of patients at disease onset. This leads to a critical delay in the initiation of appropriate treatment. Our objective was to establish criteria for diagnosis of either definite or probable Susac syndrome. METHOD: The establishment of diagnostic criteria was based on the following three steps: (1) Definition of a reference group of 32 patients with an unambiguous diagnosis of Susac syndrome as assessed by all interdisciplinary experts of the European Susac Consortium (EuSaC) team (EuSaC cohort); (2) selection of diagnostic criteria, based on common clinical and paraclinical findings in the EuSaC cohort and on a review of the literature; and (3) validation of the proposed criteria in the previously published cohort of all Susac cases reported until 2012...
December 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103196/sensor-based-gait-parameter-extraction-with-deep-convolutional-neural-networks
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Julius Hannink, Thomas Kautz, Cristian Pasluosta, Karl-Gunter Gassmann, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern Eskofier
Measurement of stride-related, biomechanical parameters is the common rationale for objective gait impairment scoring. State-of-the-art double integration approaches to extract these parameters from inertial sensor data are, however, limited in their clinical applicability due to the underlying assumptions. To overcome this, we present a method to translate the abstract information provided by wearable sensors to context-related expert features based on deep convolutional neural networks. Regarding mobile gait analysis, this enables integration-free and data-driven extraction of a set of eight spatio-temporal stride parameters...
December 8, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103127/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-ecpr-in-the-prehospital-setting-an-illustrative-case-of-ecpr-performed-in-the-louvre-museum
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Lionel Lamhaut, Alice Hutin, Juliette Deutsch, Jean-Herlé Raphalen, Romain Jouffroy, Jean-Pierre Orsini, Frédéric Baud, Pierre Carli
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) is now considered for the treatment of refractory cardiac arrest. CASE REPORT: In an urban city like Paris, extraction times of in-hospital ECPR can be long for patients presenting with refractory cardiac arrest. Using the medicalized prehospital system, we developed a possible early prehospital ECPR implementation. This case report is an example of ECPR prehospital implementation in the Louvre Museum...
January 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103119/iatrogenic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-trauma-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Ahmad Maarouf, Colleen M McQuown, Jennifer A Frey, Rami A Ahmed, Lisa Derrick
BACKGROUND: The recommended practice for over 30 years has been to routinely immobilize patients with unstable cervical spinal injuries using cervical spinal collars. It is shown that patients with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are four times more likely to suffer a spinal fracture compared to the general population and have an eleven-fold greater risk of spinal cord injury. Current protocols of spinal immobilization were responsible for secondary neurologic deterioration in some of these patients...
January 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
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