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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527286/-possible-oral-transmission-of-chagas-disease-among-hydrocarbons-sector-workers-in-casanare-colombia-2014
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Liliana Patricia Zuleta-Dueñas, Ángela Johana López-Quiroga, Fernando Torres-Torres, Oneida Castañeda-Porras
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent for Chagas disease, can be transmitted by oral intake of contaminated food or drinks. During epidemiological week 14 of 2014, two cases of acute Chagas disease were notified among hydrocarbons sector workers in Paz de Ariporo, Casanare. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the affected population, to establish control and prevention measures and to confirm the outbreak. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an outbreak investigation that included the following components: a) Search for symptomatic people compatible with Chagas disease according to the case definition for their referral to medical services; b) entomological survey (192/197 houses); c) sanitary inspection and microbiological analysis of food samples; and d) study of reservoirs...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527279/-cases-of-acute-pesticide-poisoning-in-colonia-puerto-pirap%C3%A3-itap%C3%A3%C2%BAa-paraguay-february-2014
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María Esther Pedrozo, Sandra Ocampos, Rosa Galeano, Andrea Ojeda, Agueda Cabello, Dalva De Assis
In Paraguay, pesticides are the causative agent in 13.7% of poisonings, especially organophosphorus compounds. Such poisoning produces the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase generating three possible clinical conditions: acute poisoning, intermediate syndrome or late neurotoxicity. We present 15 cases of acute poisoning, ten women and five men from a rural community between 5 and 67 years of age, whose symptoms began after using water contaminated by pesticides from the community network. The most common symptoms were nausea and vomiting, followed by abdominal pain, headache, fever, itching, red eyes and sweating...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526569/total-joint-replacement-for-neglected-posterior-knee-dislocation-following-septic-arthritis-after-arthroscopy
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Yusuf Öztürkmen, Yunus Emre Akman, Ethem Ayhan Ünkar, Erhan Şükür
This report presents the first case of a knee dislocation following septic arthritis after arthroscopy. A 65-year-old woman had an arthroscopy with irrigation and debridement (I&D) of the joint and microfracture for the chondral lesions. She had complaints of postarthroscopic infection but non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and local ice compression was recommended. She revisited her physician twice and at the last visit she had a large purulent effusion in her knee. The gram stain of the joint fluid aspirate demonstrated gram-positive cocci and the cultures grew methicilline-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus...
May 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525684/223ra-dichloride-response-in-a-patient-with-paget-disease-and-bone-metastases-secondary-to-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Lina García Cañamaque, Cristina Rioja Parada, Paloma García De la Peña
PURPOSE: Paget disease is commonly asymptomatic and discovered when an imaging test is performed for another clinical indication or when elevated serum alkaline phosphatase is found. Bone pain usually appears late in the disease process and is only present in a minority of patients. For diagnosis, X-ray and bone scan are the most recommended imaging methods; radionuclide imaging of the skeleton has become the standard, since it is the most sensitive test for detecting increased bone activity...
May 18, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525482/artificial-cervical-disk-replacement-for-the-treatment-of-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Sheng Bin, Huang Xiangwang, Xiao Sheng, Xiang Tiecheng, Liu Xiangyang, Zhang Yi, Liu Bin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of artificial cervical disk replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ACDF is the useful procedure for degenerative cervical diseases. However, studies have reported accelerated degeneration of functional spinal units adjacent to the fusion site after ACDF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2004 and January 2011, 32 inpatients (18 male, 14 female; age, 38-61 y; mean, 48 y) underwent ACDR for the treatment of ASD after previous ACDF (single-level: n=12; 2-level: n=15; 3-level: n=5)...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523473/young-colorectal-cancer-patients-often-present-too-late
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Jia-Hao Law, Frederick H Koh, Ker-Kan Tan
PURPOSE: Current screening and health education strategies on colorectal cancer (CRC) remain focused on individuals >50 years old. However, CRC in young adults is not uncommon. This paper aims to explore how CRC presents in young adults and their clinical outcomes. METHODS: All patients aged <50 years diagnosed with CRC from January 2007 to December 2015 were reviewed. Patient demographics, clinical symptoms, and outcomes of treatment were collected. RESULTS: Of 1367 patients diagnosed with CRC, 154 (11...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523434/salivary-exosomal-psma7-a-promising-biomarker-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Xiaowen Zheng, Feng Chen, Qian Zhang, Yulan Liu, Peng You, Shan Sun, Jiuxiang Lin, Ning Chen
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an intestinal immune-dysfunctional disease worldwide whose prevalence increasing in Asia including China. It is a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract with unknown cause. Exosomes are small vesicles in various body fluids. They have diameters of 40-120 nm, and one of their functions is long-distance transfer of various substances. In this study, we investigated the contents of salivary exosomes in patients with IBD and in healthy controls to explore a new biomarker in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522258/high-resolution-3%C3%A2-t-mri-of-traumatic-and-degenerative-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tfcc-abnormalities-using-palmer-and-outerbridge-classifications
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T Nozaki, G Rafijah, L Yang, T Ueno, S Horiuchi, D Hitt, H Yoshioka
AIM: To investigate the usefulness of high-resolution 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of traumatic and degenerative triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) abnormalities among three groups: patients presenting with wrist pain who were (a) younger than age 50 years or (b) age 50 or older (PT<50 and PT≥50, respectively), and (c) asymptomatic controls who were younger than age 50 years (AC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-resolution 3 T MRI was evaluated retrospectively in 96 patients, including 47 PT<50, 38 PT≥50, and 11 AC...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521195/diabetes-and-impaired-glucose-metabolism-is-associated-with-more-cold-related-cardiorespiratory-symptoms
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Tiina Maria Ikäheimo, Jari Jokelainen, Juhani Hassi, Liisa Hiltunen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Tiina Laatikainen, Pekka Jousilahti, Markku Peltonen, Leena Moilanen, Juha Saltevo, Simo Näyhä
AIMS: Diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism cause metabolic, neural and circulatory disturbances that may predispose to adverse cooling and related symptoms during the cold season. This study assessed the prevalence of cold-related cardiorespiratory symptoms in the general population according to glycaemic status. METHODS: The study population consisted of 2436 men and 2708 women aged 45-74years who participated in the National FINRISK cold sub-studies in 2002 and 2007...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521109/cost-effectiveness-of-caries-prevention-in-practice-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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C O'Neill, H V Worthington, M Donaldson, S Birch, S Noble, S Killough, L Murphy, M Greer, J Brodison, R Verghis, M Tickle
A 2-arm parallel-group randomized controlled trial measured the cost-effectiveness of caries prevention in caries-free children aged 2 to 3 y attending general practice. The setting was 22 dental practices in Northern Ireland. Participants were centrally randomized into intervention (22,600 ppm fluoride varnish, toothbrush, a 50-mL tube of 1,450 ppm fluoride toothpaste, and standardized prevention advice) and control (advice only), both provided at 6-monthly intervals during a 3-y follow-up. The primary outcome measure was conversion from caries-free to caries-active states assessed by calibrated and blinded examiners; secondary outcome measures included decayed, missing, or filled teeth surfaces (dmfs); pain; and extraction...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517999/venous-gas-emboli-and-ambulation-at-4-3-psia
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Johnny Conkin, Neal W Pollock, Michael J Natoli, Stefanie D Martina, James H Wessel, Michael L Gernhardt
INTRODUCTION: Ambulation during extravehicular activity on Mars may increase the risk of decompression sickness through enhanced bubble formation in the lower body. HYPOTHESES: walking effort (ambulation) before an exercise-enhanced denitrogenation (prebreathe) protocol at 14.7 psia does not increase the incidence of venous gas emboli (VGE) at 4.3 psia, but does increase incidence if performed after tissues become supersaturated with nitrogen at 4.3 psia. METHODS: VGE results from 45 control subjects who performed exercise prebreathe without ambulation before or during a 4-h exposure to 4...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515919/programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-is-associated-with-fibrosarcomatous-transformation-of-dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
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Kenji Tsuchihashi, Hitoshi Kusaba, Yuichi Yamada, Yuta Okumura, Hozumi Shimokawa, Masato Komoda, Keita Uchino, Tomoyasu Yoshihiro, Nobuhiro Tsuruta, Fumiyasu Hanamura, Kyoko Inadomi, Mamoru Ito, Kosuke Sagara, Michitaka Nakano, Kenta Nio, Shuji Arita, Hiroshi Ariyama, Kenichi Kohashi, Ryuji Tominaga, Yoshinao Oda, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a locally invading tumor, characterized by the presence of the collagen type I α 1 (COL1A1)-platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) β fusion gene. We herein report the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of resection of an abdominal wall DFSP. The patient presented with chest pain and a computed tomography scan revealed a large mass in the posterior mediastinum and another mass in the right lung. The mediastinal mass was a sarcomatous lesion expressing the COL1A1-PDGFβ fusion gene, suggesting that it represented a metastasis of the DFSP following fibrosarcomatous (FS) transformation...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514742/effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway-on-chronic-neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-microglia-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
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Jian-Rong Guo, Huan Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin, Dong-Lin Jia, Xun Zhou, Qiang Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway on chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) and spinal microglia in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI). METHODS: Male SD rats were assigned into control, sham, CCI, wortmannin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and wortmannin-positive control groups. Paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were recorded. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect PI3K, Akt and mTOR expressions and their phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511826/use-of-hypnosis-meditation-and-biofeedback-in-dermatology
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Philip D Shenefelt
Hypnosis utilizes trance to access otherwise inaccessible repressed or unconscious memories and features of the psyche and control of physiology not attainable in the ordinary conscious waking state. Medical uses of hypnosis in dermatology include reducing discomfort from itching or skin pain, altering ingrained dysfunctional habits such as scratching, promoting healing of skin disorders, searching for psychosomatic aspects of skin disorders and alleviating them, and reframing cognitive and emotional dysfunctional patterns related to skin disorders...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511476/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-mixed-mullerian-tumour-report-of-two-cases
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Pratiksha Yadav, Vidhi Bakshi, Rajul Bhargava
Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumours (MMMTs) or carcinosarcomas of uterus are rare aggressive tumours of mesenchymal origin. It is associated with high incidence of lymphatic, pulmonary and peritoneal metastasis. We hereby present two cases of mixed mullerian tumour. Case-1 was a 60-year-old post menopausal woman who had come with complaint of metrorrhagia and a protruding mass in the vagina. Case-2 was of a 54-year-old post-menopausal woman who came with complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain since two months...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509432/feasibility-assessment-of-shear-wave-elastography-to-lumbar-back-muscles-a-radioanatomic-study
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Maud Creze, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Olivier Gagey, Laurence Rocher, Marie-France Bellin, Marc Soubeyrand
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain is often associated with tensional changes in the paraspinal muscles detected by palpatory procedures. Shear wave elastography (SWE), recently introduced, allows the stiffness of muscles to be assessed non-invasively. The aim of our work was to study the feasibility of using SWE on the three main lumbar back muscles (multifidus, longissimus and iliocostalis) in vivo after analyzing their muscular architecture ex vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the orientation of fibers in the multifidus, longissimus and iliocotalis muscles in seven fresh cadavers using gross anatomy and B-Mode ultrasound imaging...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508961/bacteremic-kidney-cyst-infection-caused-by-helicobacter-cinaedi
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Kenta Ito, Takumi Yamamoto, Haruomi Nishio, Asako Sawaya, Masaaki Murakami, Akiko Kitagawa, Yoko Matsuo, Ken Matsuo, Satoshi Tanaka, Noriko Mori
Cyst infection is one of the major complications in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The causative pathogen in kidney cyst infection frequently goes undetected. Although only one case report of kidney cyst infection caused by Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) is published in English literature, it may be an important pathogen in kidney cyst infection. Kidney cyst infection and H. cinaedi infection share the common characteristic of tendency to relapse and chronic kidney disease is a major risk factor for H...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507964/intra-articular-migration-of-broken-patellar-tension-band-wire-a-rare-case
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Satish Kumar Sharma, Sonendra Kumar Sharma, Mohammed Aslam, Gagan Naresh Chadha
INTRODUCTION: Comminuted fracture of patella is most commonly treated by tension band wiring with cerclage wiring. Broken cerclage wiring after such surgery is not uncommon but intra-articular migration of broken cerclage wire is rarely known and described complication. CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old male patient of Indian origin which was treated, 15 months back for fracture patella with tension band wiring with cerclage wiring, presented with painful restriction of knee movements for the last 4 weeks...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507960/a-case-report-of-sleeve-fracture-of-the-patella-in-a-shield
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Masanori Tsubosaka, Takeshi Makino, Shin-Ichiro Kishimoto, Kohei Yamaura
INTRODUCTION: Sleeve fractures of the patella are rare fractures that only occur in children. The diagnosis is difficult both clinically and radiologically since the distal bony fragment may be too small to be detectable by radiography. A high-riding patella and hemarthrosis are important signs of sleeve fractures. CASE REPORT: A 12-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room after having felt a severe pain in his left knee on kicking the ground while skateboarding earlier that day...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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