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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719707/community-triage-of-otology-patients-using-a-store-and-forward-telemedicine-device-a-feasibility-study
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Nishi Gupta, Neeraj Chawla, Digant Gupta, Nidhi Dhawan, Vidya R Janaki
Chronic otitis media is a major contributor to acquired hearing loss in developing countries. Developing countries such as India, with huge populations and poor health infrastructures, have always felt the shortage of trained specialists who can provide quality care to meet the enormous demand for treatment of this disease. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of empowering trained health workers equipped with ENTraview, a store-and-forward telemedicine device that integrates a camera- enabled smart phone with an otoscope...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705121/greenlandic-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-symptomatology-primary-investigations-and-differences-in-diagnostic-intervals-between-nuuk-and-the-rest-of-the-country
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Johan Tolstrup, Rasmus Chemnitz Madsen, Maria Vandborg Sneftrup, Birgit Niclasen
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a potentially fatal disease, and expedited referral and treatment is needed to ensure early detection. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the symptomatology of Greenlandic patients with CRC and the primary investigations initiated before referral to Dronning Ingrids Hospital in Nuuk for further diagnostic workup. Primary care interval (first consultation until referral), hospital interval (referral until diagnosis) and diagnostic interval (first consultation until diagnosis) were calculated and compared between patients living in Nuuk and in other places in Greenland ("the Coast")...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701127/changes-in-pathology-test-ordering-by-early-career-general-practitioners-a-longitudinal-study
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Parker J Magin, Amanda Tapley, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Elizabeth G Holliday, Andrew R Davey, Jean Ball, Nigel F Catzikiris, Katie J Mulquiney, Mieke L van Driel
OBJECTIVE: To assess the number of pathology tests ordered by general practice registrars during their first 18-24 months of clinical general practice. DESIGN: Longitudinal analysis of ten rounds of data collection (2010-2014) for the Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) study, an ongoing, multicentre, cohort study of general practice registrars in Australia. The principal analysis employed negative binomial regression in a generalised estimating equations framework (to account for repeated measures on registrars)...
July 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699306/strategies-for-building-a-successful-ultrasound-guided-fna-practice-in-department-of-pathology-experience-at-a-university-hospital
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Maoxin Wu, Kenneth R Shroyer
INTRODUCTION: Although pathology services focused on fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of superficial palpable masses with on-site cytological evaluation are available in a wide range of clinical and academic settings, the addition of ultrasound (US) guidance into FNA practice by a cytopathologist group can be challenging. An US-FNA service provided by a cytopathologist in the department of Pathology is a relatively new practice in the field of medicine. This report summarizes our experience and strategies in achieving this objective and our successful preliminary results...
July 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696848/an-interventionist-s-guide-to-endocrine-consultations
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Eric J Monroe, Benjamin W Carney, Christopher R Ingraham, Guy E Johnson, Karim Valji
Endocrinopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders often resulting from pathologic sources of hormone production. When the clinical scenario, laboratory testing, and noninvasive imaging fail to aid confident identification of the source of hormone excess, endocrine venous sampling may localize obscure lesions to guide subsequent treatment. Knowledge of basic hormone signaling pathways, common pathophysiologic disruptions of these pathways, and serologic evaluation fosters informed conversations with referring physicians and effective patient selection...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692583/management-of-spinal-conditions-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease
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Joseph F Baker, Shearwood McClelland, Robert A Hart, R Shay Bess
Parkinson disease (PD) is increasingly prevalent in the aging population. Spine disorders in patients with PD may be degenerative in nature or may arise secondary to motor effects related to the parkinsonian disease process. Physicians providing care for patients with PD and spine pathologies must be aware of several factors that affect treatment, including the patterns of spinal deformity, complex drug interactions, and PD-associated osteoporosis. Following spine surgery, complication rates are higher in patients with PD than in those without the disease...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682856/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-peristomal-skin-of-a-gastrostomy-case-study
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Carlos Cerdán Santacruz, Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Miguel Ángel Rubio Herrera, Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute, Antonio José Torres García
BACKGROUND: Primary skin tumors that develop at enteral feeding stomas are extremely rare. Ongoing surveillance of these stomas, including the peristomal skin, is essential to early diagnosis and treatment of these tumors. CASE: A 73-year-old man with an esophageal chemical burn caused by swallowing sodium hypochlorite (bleach) approximately 50 years earlier that was initially managed with esophageal exclusion and placement of a gastrostomy device for enteral feeding presented with an exophytic and painful mass of the skin adjacent to his gastrostomy site...
July 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676898/-recovery-of-paraffin-blocks-and-central-archiving-experiences-of-the-kiel-lymph-node-registry-and-the-german-study-group-for-hodgkin-lymphoma
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M Čavčić, I Oschlies, M Fuchs, A Engert, W Klapper
BACKGROUND: Central collection of tissue blocks for pathological and translational research is particularly important in rare diseases. Transfer of tissue blocks from primary to central pathology is of crucial importance. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to answer the following questions: Has the transfer of tissue blocks sent for consultation or within clinical trials changed over the last 20 years? What are the reasons for reclaiming tissue blocks by the primary pathology and what actions would convince primary pathologists to leave the blocks in the reference pathology? MATERIAL AND METHODS: The first 100 biopsies of each year between 1995 and 2015 (n = 2100), as well as all tissue transfers within therapeutic studies (n = 1405, German Hodgkin Study Group, GHSG) between 1998 and 2015, were analyzed separately for block reclaims using the Department of Pathology database...
July 4, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668074/evidence-of-lower-oxygen-reserves-during-labour-in-the-growth-restricted-human-foetus-a-retrospective-study
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Silvia Parisi, Clara Monzeglio, Rossella Attini, Marilisa Biolcati, Bianca Masturzo, Manuela Mensa, Marina Mischinelli, Eleonora Pilloni, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to test the hypothesis that Growth Restricted foetuses (FGR) have the tendency to develop more pathological cardiotocograpic tracings during labour than do appropriate for gestational age foetuses and that there is a shorter time lapse from the beginning of labour and the advent of a pathological cardiotocograpic tracing. METHODS: The study was carried out at the Maternal-Foetal Medicine Unit of the Sant'Anna University Hospital, Turin, Italy...
July 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665365/-difficulties-in-the-diagnosis-of-stroke-in-pregnant-women
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E V Eliseev, D A Doroshenko, O V Averkov, O V Konysheva, P R Kamchatnov, A R Zubarev
AIM: To study the features of the clinical picture of stroke and results of laboratory/instrumental study in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study included 44 women at different periods of gestation (mean age 33.4±9.7 years) with clinical symptoms of stroke hospitalized within 4-11h after stroke. Neuroimaging, clinical/instrumental and laboratory examinations were carried out in the first 40 min after admission. RESULTS: A routine screening examination during the management of pregnancy in women's consultation clinics does not always reduce the risk of life threatening events...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661775/the-spillover-of-genomic-testing-results-in-families-same-variant-different-logics
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Stefan Timmermans, Tanya Stivers
Due to heritability, next-generation genetic tests have the potential to affect family members beyond the patient being tested. Geneticists and genetic counselors, in dialogue with patients and their relatives, will need to establish for whom and in what way genomic testing results matter during the communication of testing results, indicating the spillover of presumed pathological variants. On the basis of video-recorded consultations of the return of exome results in a genetics clinic, we distinguish three different logics deployed to explain the relevance of the findings for the patient, extended family members, and unborn relatives...
June 2017: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660783/interview-with-justin-davies-and-andrew-tochterman
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Justin Davies, Andrew Tochterman
Justin Davies and Andrew Tochterman speak to Adam Price-Evans, Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology: Justin Davies is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (UK). His main research interests include the development and application of pioneering technologies in engineering to aid understanding of disease mechanisms, and in the diagnosis of pathological disease states. After completing his undergraduate training at Imperial College, he was awarded a prestigious British Heart Foundation research fellowship to undertake his PhD at Imperial College...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660616/added-value-of-sending-photograph-in-diagnosing-a-medical-disease-declared-at-sea-experience-of-the-french-tele-medical-assistance-service
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Emilie Dehours, Alexandre Saccavini, Pierre Roucolle, Patrick Roux, Vincent Bounes
The maritime medical tele-consultation carried out by a doctor from the Toulouse Tele-Medical Assistance Service is currently based on tele-consultation using radiotelegraphy and the complementary transmission of data (photographs, electrocardiogram) via the Internet. In a previous article, we presented the benefits of photograph transmission for trauma management in isolated areas. Through this new series of cases, we wanted to expose the aspect of the medical pathologies and the contribution of sending photographs in their management...
2017: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656712/uterine-tumour-resembling-ovarian-sex-cord-tumour-utrosct-first-report-of-a-large-series-with-follow-up
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Michelle Moore, W Glenn McCluggage
AIMS: Uterine tumour resembling ovarian sex cord tumour (UTROSCT) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm of uncertain histogenesis. While it is considered a neoplasm of uncertain but low malignant potential, there is limited evidence for this since there are no large studies with follow-up. We aimed to determine the clinical behaviour of this uncommon neoplasm and investigate clinicopathological parameters which predict behaviour. METHODS AND RESULTS: From a series of 34 cases of UTROSCT, mainly from consultation practice, we obtained follow-up information which was obtained by contacting referring pathologists and clinicians...
June 28, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655686/inflammatory-lumbar-radiculalgia-in-ouagadougou-posterior-facet-arthritis-due-to-tuberculosis
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B M A Tiemtoré-Kambou, J Tiendrébéogo-Zabsonre, I Diallo, A Gnoumou, D D Ouédraogo, R Cissé
Posterior facet arthritis is rarely described. The authors report a case of arthritis of the posterior lumbar facet in a woman consulting for back pain associated with relative functional impairment. Modern imaging, in slices, enables better examination of the posterior arch and better diagnosis of pathologies. Tuberculosis is one of the conditions affecting the posterior lumbar facet, and its characteristics on MRI are well-defined. This case shows that tuberculosis is a not uncommon cause of posterior facet arthritis and should be considered even before the appearance of clinical and bacteriological signs to avoid catastrophic situations for the patient...
June 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647396/testicular-cancer-the-usage-of-central-review-for-pathology-diagnosis-of-orchiectomy-specimens
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Saul E Harari, Daniel J Sassoon, David S Priemer, Joseph M Jacob, John N Eble, Anna Caliò, David J Grignon, Mohammed Idrees, Costantine Albany, Timothy A Masterson, Nasser H Hanna, Richard S Foster, Thomas M Ulbright, Lawrence H Einhorn, Liang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Radical orchiectomy specimens present a unique set of challenges for pathology assessment owing to their rarity and complexity. This study compares second opinion pathology reports generated at a single, large academic institution to primary reports from outside hospitals. METHODS: A database search was conducted for orchiectomy cases that were sent to our institution for management of testicular cancer from 2014 to 2015. Cases sent for consultation without a finalized diagnosis from the outside hospitals were excluded...
June 21, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625273/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-disease-modification-trials-in-mild-to-moderate-dementia-a-systematic-review-patient-and-public-consultation-and-consensus-recommendations
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Lucy Webster, Derek Groskreutz, Anna Grinbergs-Saull, Rob Howard, John T O'Brien, Gail Mountain, Sube Banerjee, Bob Woods, Robert Perneczky, Louise Lafortune, Charlotte Roberts, Jenny McCleery, James Pickett, Frances Bunn, David Challis, Georgina Charlesworth, Katie Featherstone, Chris Fox, Claire Goodman, Roy Jones, Sallie Lamb, Esme Moniz-Cook, Justine Schneider, Sasha Shepperd, Claire Surr, Jo Thompson-Coon, Clive Ballard, Carol Brayne, Orlaith Burke, Alistair Burns, Linda Clare, Peter Garrard, Patrick Kehoe, Peter Passmore, Clive Holmes, Ian Maidment, Fliss Murtagh, Louise Robinson, Gill Livingston
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI)...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623040/-neuro-ophthalmological-conditions-study-of-the-clinical-care-pathway
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I Layat, G Challe, P LeHoang, B Bodaghi, V Touitou
INTRODUCTION: Neuro-ophthalmologic conditions require specialized multidisciplinary management, both medical and surgical, for patients affected by visual loss due to nervous system disease. The primary goal of this study is to define the specificity of neuro-ophthalmology within the realm of visual health. The secondary goal is to review clinical care pathways by studying the organization of management, in terms of accessibility to care and personalization of the care pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A field study was carried out from February to June 2015, within the ophthalmology service of the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Medical Center in Paris...
June 13, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602440/-prevalence-of-macrovascular-arterial-involvement-of-the-4%C3%A2-limbs-in-systemic-sclerosis-about-a-case-series-of-14-patients
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B Watelet, J Jeancolas, D Lanéelle, B Bienvenu, C Le Hello
INTRODUCTION: Trophic disorders of the extremities are a common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc), mainly related to microvascular damage. However, SSc seems to be a risk factor for premature athero-thrombotic disease that can affect the peripheral arteries, participate in the occurrence of trophic disorders and promote the occurrence of infectious complications. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of arterial disease of the limbs in SSc patients. METHODS: Consecutive inclusions in the context of a multidisciplinary consultation centered on disability of the hand with collection of clinical data [cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF), history of trophic disorders of ischemic origin, peripheral pulse palpation, Allen maneuver the upper (UL) and lower limbs (LL)], and hemodynamic data (flow recorded by Doppler in radial, ulnar, anterior and posterior tibial arteries, and measurement of systolic indices ankles)...
July 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599960/neuro-ophthalmological-conditions-study-of-the-clinical-care-pathway
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I Layat, G Challe, P LeHoang, B Bodaghi, V Touitou
INTRODUCTION: Neuro-ophthalmologic conditions require specialized multidisciplinary management, both medical and surgical, for patients affected by visual loss due to nervous system disease. The primary goal of this study is to define the specificity of neuro-ophthalmology within the realm of visual health. The secondary goal is to review clinical care pathways by studying the organization of management, in terms of accessibility to care and personalization of the care pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A field study was carried out from February to June 2015, within the ophthalmology service of the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Medical Center in Paris...
June 6, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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