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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151119/whole-body-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-detection-of-skeletal-metastases-in-children-and-young-people-with-primary-solid-tumors-systematic-review
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A M Smets, E E Deurloo, T J E Slager, J Stoker, S Bipat
BACKGROUND: Many solid neoplasms have a propensity for osteomedullary metastases of which detection is important for staging and subsequent treatment. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) has been shown to accurately detect osteomedullary metastases in adults, but these findings cannot be unconditionally extrapolated to staging of children with malignant solid tumors. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review on the sensitivity of WB-MRI for detecting skeletal metastases in children with solid tumors...
November 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150853/poor-agreement-in-questionnaire-based-diagnostic-criteria-for-adult-atopic-dermatitis-is-a-challenge-when-examining-cardiovascular-comorbidity
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Yuki M F Andersen, Alexander Egeberg, Carsten R Hamann, Lone Skov, Gunnar H Gislason, Tea Skaaby, Allan Linneberg, Jacob P Thyssen
BACKGROUND: The association between atopic dermatitis (AD) and cardio-metabolic risk factors is not yet established. Furthermore, no validated questionnaire-based method of identifying adults with AD is currently available. OBJECTIVES: To assess the cardio-metabolic risk in adults with a history of AD by using three different questionnaire-based diagnostic criteria. METHODS: We utilized data from a general population study including questionnaire data and objective measurements of 9,656 Danish adults...
November 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150713/efficacy-of-silexan-in-subthreshold-anxiety-meta-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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Hans-Jürgen Möller, Hans-Peter Volz, Angelika Dienel, Sandra Schläfke, Siegfried Kasper
Subthreshold psychiatric disorders do not fully meet the diagnostic criteria of syndromal disorders but may be associated with comparable disability. To investigate the anxiolytic effect of Silexan, an active substance from lavender oil for oral administration, in patients with subthreshold anxiety, a meta-analysis that included all published trials with Silexan in this indication was performed. Three randomised, placebo-controlled trials in subthreshold anxiety disorders (anxiety disorder not otherwise specified, restlessness and agitation, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) were included...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150535/disparities-in-management-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-south-africa-data-from-the-haalsi-study-health-and-aging-in-africa-longitudinal-studies-of-international-network-for-the-demographic-evaluation-of-populations-and-their-health-communities
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Thiago Veiga Jardim, Sheridan Reiger, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Nigel J Crowther, Alisha Wade, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Joshua Salomon, Stephen Tollman, Thomas A Gaziano
BACKGROUND: Optimal secondary prevention is critical for the reduction of repeated cardiovascular events, and the control of cardiovascular risk factors in this context is essential. Data on secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in sub-Saharan Africa are needed to inform intervention strategies with a particular focus on local disparities. The aim of this study was to assess CVD management in a rural community in northeast South Africa. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recruited adults aged ≥40 years residing in the Agincourt subdistrict of Mpumalanga province...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150390/pulmonary-embolism-rule-out-criteria-perc-rule-in-european-patients-with-low-implicit-clinical-probability-percepic-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Penaloza, Caroline Soulié, Thomas Moumneh, Quentin Delmez, Alexandre Ghuysen, Dominique El Kouri, Christian Brice, Nicolas S Marjanovic, Jacques Bouget, Fares Moustafa, Albert Trinh-Duc, Catherine Le Gall, Lionel Imsaad, Jean-Marie Chrétien, Béatrice Gable, Philippe Girard, Olivier Sanchez, Jeannot Schmidt, Grégoire Le Gal, Guy Meyer, Nicolas Delvau, Pierre-Marie Roy
BACKGROUND: The ability of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria (PERC) to exclude pulmonary embolism without further testing remains debated outside the USA, especially in the population with suspected pulmonary embolism who have a high prevalence of the condition. Our main objective was to prospectively assess the predictive value of negative PERC to rule out pulmonary embolism among European patients with low implicit clinical probability. METHODS: We did a multicentre, prospective, observational study in 12 emergency departments in France and Belgium...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150366/optimal-ultrasound-criteria-for-grading-stenosis-of-the-superficial-femoral-artery
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Mingjie Gao, Yang Hua, Xinyu Zhao, Lingyun Jia, Jie Yang, Beibei Liu
This retrospective study determined the duplex ultrasound scanning criteria for detecting 50%-69% and 70%-99% stenosis of the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Examinations of 278 limbs in 185 patients with peripheral arterial disease were performed. Duplex ultrasound scanning was used to measure the diameter of the vascular lumen, the peak systolic velocity (PSV) at the stenotic segment of the SFA (PSVst), the segment proximal to the stenosis (PSVpro) and the popliteal artery (PSVpop, distal to the stenosis)...
November 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150285/a-review-of-prevalence-studies-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-by-latitude-and-solar-irradiance-impact
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Somayya Syed, Kathleen A Moore, Evita March
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability with no known cause or cure. Among the suggested etiologies, is Cannell's hypothesis of a deficiency in Vitamin D the main natural source of which is Solar Ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation. The aim in this paper is to build on this hypothesis and explore the relationship of solar irradiance of which UVB is a component, by latitude with the prevalence rates of ASD. Twenty-five reports published between 2011 and 2016 using comparable diagnostic criteria were reviewed...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150102/evaluation-of-criteria-of-manual-blood-smear-review-following-automated-complete-blood-counts-in-a-large-university-hospital
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Samuel Ricardo Comar, Mariester Malvezzi, Ricardo Pasquini
BACKGROUND: There is great interest in reducing the number of automated complete blood counts requiring manual blood smear reviews without sacrificing the quality of patient care. This study was aimed at evaluating and establishing appropriate screening criteria for manual blood smear reviews to improve the performance in a hematology laboratory. METHOD: A total of 1977 consecutive samples from the daily workload were used to evaluate four sets of screening criteria for manual blood smear reviews to identify samples with positive smear findings...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149923/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Tracy M Frech, Diane Mar
Although classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) do not incorporate gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations often present in this disease, the GIT is the most common internal organ involved. Pathophysiology of GIT involvement is thought to be similar to other organs in SSc with fibroproliferative vascular lesions of small arteries and arterioles, increased production of profibrotic growth factors, and alterations of innate, humoral, and cellular immunity. These processes result in neuropathy progressing to myopathy with eventual fibrosis...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149908/exosomal-micrornas-as-potential-circulating-biomarkers-in-gastrointestinal-tract-cancers-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Elmira Gheytanchi, Zahra Madjd, Leila Janani, Arezoo Rasti, Roya Ghods, Fatemeh Atyabi, Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, Sadegh Babashah
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is the most frequent type of recurrence in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and there is an emerging potential for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, especially in the cases of metastatic GI carcinomas. The expression profiles of circulating exosomal microRNAs are of particular interest as novel non-invasive diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for improved detection of GI cancers in body fluids, especially in the serum of patients with recurrent cancers. The aim of this study is to systematically review primary studies and identify the miRNA profiles of serum exosomes of GI cancers...
November 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149378/-ocular-sarcoidosis-diagnosis-and-therapy
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E Gundlach, B Temmesfeld-Wollbrück, U Pleyer
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown cause. Ophthalmic involvement occurs in up to 60% of all patients, often as the first manifestation of sarcoidosis. Because of the heterogeneous clinical presentation diagnosis can be difficult; therefore the International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis (IWOS 2009) diagnostic criteria based on clinical presentation, laboratory investigations and imaging techniques enable establishment of the diagnosis. Patients suffering from sarcoidosis should be treated by both ophthalmologists and internal physicians...
September 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149219/characterization-and-classification-of-lupus-patients-based-on-plasma-thermograms
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Nichola C Garbett, Guy N Brock, Jonathan B Chaires, Chongkham S Mekmaysy, Lynn DeLeeuw, Kathy L Sivils, John B Harley, Brad H Rovin, K B Kulasekera, Wael N Jarjour
OBJECTIVE: Plasma thermograms (thermal stability profiles of blood plasma) are being utilized as a new diagnostic approach for clinical assessment. In this study, we investigated the ability of plasma thermograms to classify systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients versus non SLE controls using a sample of 300 SLE and 300 control subjects from the Lupus Family Registry and Repository. Additionally, we evaluated the heterogeneity of thermograms along age, sex, ethnicity, concurrent health conditions and SLE diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148960/how-to-do-a-systematic-review
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Alex Pollock, Eivind Berge
High quality up-to-date systematic reviews are essential in order to help healthcare practitioners and researchers keep up-to-date with a large and rapidly growing body of evidence. Systematic reviews answer pre-defined research questions using explicit, reproducible methods to identify, critically appraise and combine results of primary research studies. Key stages in the production of systematic reviews include clarification of aims and methods in a protocol, finding relevant research, collecting data, assessing study quality, synthesizing evidence, and interpreting findings...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148287/does-the-brief-observation-of-social-communication-change-help-moving-forward-in-measuring-change-in-early-autism-intervention-studies
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Mirjam Kj Pijl, Nanda Nj Rommelse, Monica Hendriks, Manon Wp De Korte, Jan K Buitelaar, Iris J Oosterling
The field of early autism research is in dire need of outcome measures that adequately reflect subtle changes in core autistic behaviors. This article compares the ability of a newly developed measure, the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change (BOSCC), and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to detect changes in core symptoms of autism in 44 toddlers. The results provide encouraging evidence for the Brief Observation of Social Communication Change as a candidate outcome measure, as reflected in sufficient inter- and intra-rater reliability, independency from other child characteristics, and sensitivity to capture change...
December 1, 2016: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147588/diagnostic-challenge-a-report-of-two-adult-onset-still-s-disease-cases
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Sakunee Niranvichaiya, Daranporn Triwongwaranat
This study reports two adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) cases that met both Yamaguchi's and Fautrel's criteria and that presented with notable clinical manifestations. One case presented with atypical dermographism-like rash with an extremely high ferritin level. The other case presented with typical salmon-pink maculopapular rash but had atypical positive rheumatoid factor. This suggests that although negative rheumatoid factor is one of the criteria used for the diagnosis of AOSD, a positive rheumatoid factor result does not exclude AOSD...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147111/hereditary-colorectal-tumors-a-literature-review-on-mutyh-associated-polyposis
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REVIEW
Micaella Kantor, Javier Sobrado, Sima Patel, Sara Eiseler, Christopher Ochner
MAP (MUTYH-associated polyposis) is a syndrome, described in 2002, which is associated with colorectal adenomas, with enhanced colorectal carcinogenesis. This review synthesizes the available literature on MAP and outlines its pathogenesis, association with colorectal tumorigenesis, screening, treatment, and the subtle differences between it and its close cousins-FAP and AFAP. The preponderance of data is collected using MAP guidelines. However, although AFAP and MAP appear similar, potentially important distinctions exist, warranting targeted diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146760/blepharitis-as-an-early-sign-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Yi Lee, Hung-Chi Chen, Hui-Wen Lin, Jing-Yang Huang, Shih-Chun Chao, Chao-Bin Yeh, Hung-Yu Lin, Shun-Fa Yang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between blepharitis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) of Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using data collected from the LHID for the period from 2009 to 2013. This study enrolled patients who received a diagnosis of blepharitis according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic code. The exclusion criteria were legal blindness, eyeball removal, ocular tumours prior to the diagnosis of blepharitis, and patients diagnosed with blepharitis and initiated antibiotic treatment concurrently...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146757/is-there-consensus-in-defining-childhood-cerebral-visual-impairment-a-systematic-review-of-terminology-and-definitions
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REVIEW
Hanna E A Sakki, Naomi J Dale, Jenefer Sargent, Teresa Perez-Roche, Richard Bowman
The childhood condition of visual difficulties caused by brain damage, commonly termed cortical or cerebral visual impairment (CVI), is well established but has no internationally accepted definition. Clarification of its core features is required to advance research and clinical practice. This systematic review aimed to identify the definitions of childhood CVI in the original scientific literature to describe and critically appraise a consensual definition of the condition. MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychINFO, CINAHL and AMED databases were searched in January 2017...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146413/ct-fluoroscopy-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-anterior-mediastinal-masses
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T Iguchi, T Hiraki, Y Matsui, H Fujiwara, J Sakurai, Y Masaoka, M Uka, T Tanaka, H Gobara, S Kanazawa
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety, diagnostic yield, and risk factors of diagnostic failure of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided biopsies of anterior mediastinal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Biopsy procedures and results of anterior mediastinal masses in 71 patients (32 women/39 men; mean [±standard deviation] age, 53.8±20.0years; range, 14-88years) were analyzed. Final diagnoses were based on surgical outcomes, imaging findings, or clinical follow-up findings...
November 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145688/is-primary-aldosteronism-still-largely-unrecognized
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Fabrizio Buffolo, Silvia Monticone, Jacopo Burrello, Martina Tetti, Franco Veglio, Tracy Ann Williams, Paolo Mulatero
Primary aldosteronism (PA) was first reported by Jerome W. Conn in 1954 when it was considered a rare disorder, only suspected in cases of hypertension and spontaneous hypokalemia. Over the last 30 years, with the wide application of the plasma aldosterone to plasma renin activity ratio as screening test, the clinical spectrum of PA has dramatically changed. Different studies displayed significant differences in term of patients investigated, diagnostic criteria and hormonal assays; however, large prospective studies with robust diagnostic criteria indicated that the prevalence of PA is around 6% of the general hypertensive population and 11% of the patients referred to hypertension centers...
November 16, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
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