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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822787/global-regional-and-national-deaths-prevalence-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are common diseases with a heterogeneous distribution worldwide. Here, we present methods and disease and risk estimates for COPD and asthma from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 study. The GBD study provides annual updates on estimates of deaths, prevalence, and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), a summary measure of fatal and non-fatal disease outcomes, for over 300 diseases and injuries, for 188 countries from 1990 to the most recent year...
August 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821987/morphological-anatomy-of-thoracolumbar-nerve-roots-and-dorsal-root-ganglia
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Lina Leng, Li Liu, Daowen Si
The aim of this study is to ascertain the anatomic parameters of the spinal roots and dorsal root ganglia and to demonstrate their clinical significance. Samples from 24 adult autopsy subjects were obtained from roots and dorsal root ganglia at levels L1 through L5. The anatomic parameters of epidural nerve roots: the distance between the epidural nerve roots and the proximal edge of the dorsal root ganglia and the average diameter of the nerve root gradually, increased from L1 to L5. The midline nerve root angle gradually decreased from L1 to L5...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821961/postmortem-evaluation-of-cholesterol-triglyceride-and-apolipoprotein-levels
#3
Charlotte Girard, Maria Pia Scarpelli, Camilla Tettamanti, Cristian Palmiere
Cholesterol and triglyceride levels have been analyzed in the forensic setting and their values correlated with atherosclerotic lesions found at autopsy and histology. Nevertheless, the results of these investigations have provided diverging information on postmortem molecule stability and postmortem measurement reliability. The aim of this study was to determine triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein B100, and apolipoprotein A-I in antemortem and postmortem serum samples in a series of cases (N = 10, including cardiac and noncardiac deaths) that underwent forensic investigations and had both samples available, measure the same molecules in postmortem serum from femoral blood and pericardial and pleural fluids (N = 39, including cardiac and noncardiac deaths), and evaluate whether different levels of these molecules could be observed in cases characterized by different degrees of coronary artery atherosclerosis (N = 39, including cardiac and noncardiac deaths)...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821323/post-mortem-magnetic-resonance-pmmr-imaging-of-the-brain-in-fetuses-and-children-with-histopathological-correlation
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S C Shelmerdine, J C Hutchinson, N J Sebire, T S Jacques, O J Arthurs
Post-mortem magnetic resonance (PMMR) imaging is rapidly emerging as an alternative, "less invasive", and more widely accepted investigative approach for perinatal deaths in the UK. PMMR has a high diagnostic accuracy for congenital and acquired fetal neuropathological anomalies compared to conventional autopsy, and is particularly useful when autopsy is non-diagnostic. The main objectives of this review are to describe and illustrate the range of common normal and abnormal central nervous system (CNS) findings encountered during PMMR investigation...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819833/-lymphocytic-myocarditis-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-nivolumab
#5
R Sauer, P Kiewe, M Desole, M Schuler, F Theissig, A Roth, T Mairinger
Immune checkpoint inhibitors against the PD-1 protein offer a new therapy option for many solid cancers. We report a patient with metastatic renal cell cancer treated with Nivolumab. As a rare immune-mediated adverse event, we describe a fatal lymphocytic myocarditis two weeks after starting immune therapy. The cause of death was first diagnosed at autopsy. This case report underlines the importance and need of clinical autopsies as an instrument of quality assurance and detection of rare therapy-induced adverse effects...
August 17, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819718/a-tree-branch-instead-of-a-ligature-an-unusual-accidental-hanging
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Amal Nishantha Vadysinghe, Murugupillai Sivasubramanium, Rankothge Pemasiri Jayasooriya
A unique case of accidental hanging due to compression of the neck of an adult by the branches of a coffee tree is reported. The decedent was a 42-year-old male who was found dead in a semi prone position on a slope. His neck was lodged in a wedge formed by two branches of a coffee tree, with his legs angled downwards on the slope. Autopsy revealed two friction abrasions located horizontally on either side of the front of the neck, just above the larynx. The findings were compatible with compression of the neck by the branches of the tree, with the body weight of the decedent contributing to compression...
August 18, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819715/automatic-detection-of-hemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion-on-pmct-using-deep-learning-a-feasibility-study
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Lars C Ebert, Jakob Heimer, Wolf Schweitzer, Till Sieberth, Anja Leipner, Michael Thali, Garyfalia Ampanozi
Post mortem computed tomography (PMCT) can be used as a triage tool to better identify cases with a possibly non-natural cause of death, especially when high caseloads make it impossible to perform autopsies on all cases. Substantial data can be generated by modern medical scanners, especially in a forensic setting where the entire body is documented at high resolution. A solution for the resulting issues could be the use of deep learning techniques for automatic analysis of radiological images. In this article, we wanted to test the feasibility of such methods for forensic imaging by hypothesizing that deep learning methods can detect and segment a hemopericardium in PMCT...
August 18, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818988/multiregional-tumor-drug-uptake-imaging-by-pet-and-microvascular-morphology-in-end-stage-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, A Charlotte P Sewing, Arthur van Lingen, Otto S Hoekstra, Pieter Wesseling, Michaël H Meel, Dannis G van Vuurden, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Esther Hulleman, Marianna Bugiani
Inadequate tumor uptake of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody bevacizumab could explain lack of effect in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Methods: By combining data from a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study using zirconium-89((89)Zr)-labeled bevacizumab and an autopsy study, a 1-on-1 analysis of multiregional in vivo and ex vivo (89)Zr-bevacizumab uptake, tumor histology and vascular morphology in a DIPG patient was performed. Results: In vivo (89)Zr-bevacizumab measurements showed heterogeneity between lesions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818770/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-as-a-novel-cause-of-bilateral-popliteal-artery-aneurysms-in-the-elderly
#9
Eliza J Ferrari, Rory K Crotty, Katharina Eikermann-Haerter, James R Stone
Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a genetic condition characterized by the development of multiple osteochondromas during childhood and adolescence. On rare occasions, these bony tumors can be associated with vascular injury, most commonly involving the popliteal artery. Such patients typically present with vascular complications in adolescence and young adulthood. We report an autopsy study of an elderly man who presented with bilateral popliteal artery pseudoaneurysms in the setting of HME at age 81...
July 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816001/plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-tau-and-neurofilament-concentrations-in-rapidly-progressive-neurological-syndromes-a-neuropathology-based-cohort
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G G Kovacs, U Andreasson, V Liman, G Regelsberger, M I Lutz, K Danics, E Keller, H Zetterberg, K Blennow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau and neurofilament light chain (NF-L) proteins have proved to be reliable biomarkers for neuronal damage; however, there is a strong need for blood-based tests. METHODS: The present study included 132 autopsy cases with rapidly progressive neurological syndromes, including Alzheimer disease (AD) (21), sporadic (65) and genetic (21) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), 25 cases with vascular, neoplastic and inflammatory alterations, and additionally 18 healthy control individuals...
August 16, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815739/kernicterus-in-a-boy-with-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-a-case-report
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Eduardo López-Corella, Isabel Ibarra-González, Cynthia Fernández-Lainez, Miguel Á Rodríguez-Weber, Sara Guillén-Lopez, Leticia Belmont-Martínez, David Agüero-Linares, Marcela Vela-Amieva
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked urea cycle defect associated with severe and usually fatal hyperammonemia. This study describes a patient with early onset lethal OTCD due to a known pathogenic variant (c.298+1G>A), as well as the novel autopsy finding of kernicterus with relatively low blood concentration of unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) (11.55 mg/dL). The patient was a full-term male with a family history of two previous male siblings who died as newborns after acute neurologic deterioration...
August 16, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815699/application-of-the-condensed-protocol-for-the-nia-aa-guidelines-for-the-neuropathologic-assessment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-an-academic-clinical-practice
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Rajnish Bharadwaj, Patrick J Cimino, Margaret E Flanagan, Caitlin S Latimer, Luis F Gonzalez-Cuyar, Gordana Juric-Sekhar, Thomas J Montine, Desiree A Marshall, C Dirk Keene
AIMS: In response to concerns regarding resource expenditures required to fully implement the 2012 NIA-AA Sponsored Guidelines for the neuropathologic assessment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), we previously developed a sensitive and cost-reducing Condensed Protocol (CP) at the University of Washington (UW) Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) that consolidated the recommended NIA-AA protocol into fewer cassettes requiring fewer immunohistochemical stains. The CP was not designed to replace NIA-AA protocols, but instead to make the NIA-AA criteria accessible to clinical and forensic neuropathology practices where resources limit full implementation of NIA-AA guidelines...
August 16, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814708/-a-case-of-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Kodai Hattahara, Akihiro Hamada, Rie Oyama, Kimihiko Masui, Yasumasa Shichiri
A man aged 83 years under treatment with enzalutamide for castration-resistant prostate cancer presented with general malaise and exertional dyspnea. The underlying cause could not be identified by further investigations. On the 5th hospital day, he died due to a sudden exacerbation of dyspnea. The results of an autopsy indicated tumor emboli and stenosis of small pulmonary arteries with the fibrocellular intimal thickening, and therefore our final diagnosis was pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy.
July 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814627/prematurity-and-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths-in-the-united-states
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Barbara M Ostfeld, Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Nancy E Reichman, Julien O Teitler, Thomas Hegyi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prematurity, a strong risk factor for sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), was addressed in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011 for safe sleep education in NICUs. We documented associations between gestational age (GA) and SUID subsequent to these guidelines. METHODS: Using the 2012-2013 US linked infant birth and death certificate period files, we documented rates per live births of sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined and unspecified causes, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and overall SUID by GA in postneonatal, out-of-hospital, and autopsied cases; compared survivors and cases; and estimated logistic regression models of associations between GA and SUID...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814625/variations-in-cause-of-death-determination-for-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths
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Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Sharyn E Parks, Jennifer Brustrom, Tom Andrew, Lena Camperlengo, John Fudenberg, Betsy Payn, Dale Rhoda
OBJECTIVES: To quantify and describe variation in cause-of-death certification of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) among US medical examiners and coroners. METHODS: From January to November 2014, we conducted a nationally representative survey of US medical examiners and coroners who certify infant deaths. Two-stage unequal probability sampling with replacement was used. Medical examiners and coroners were asked to classify SUIDs based on hypothetical scenarios and to describe the evidence considered and investigative procedures used for cause-of-death determination...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812464/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-with-liver-herniation-into-the-pericardial-sac-in-a-30-week-gestation-infant
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Nisha Patel, Christina Sollinger, Carl T D'Angio, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Kate G Ackerman, Philip J Katzman
Anterior diaphragmatic defects with pericardial involvement are extremely rare and diagnostically challenging entities encountered perinatally. While a majority of diaphragmatic defects occur in isolation, others are associated with multiple defects forming a complex of syndromes such as Pentalogy of Cantrell. Liver herniation into the pericardial sac poses a particular challenge and can mimic a pericardial tumor on prenatal ultrasound, yielding a different management course. The following case is an unusual presentation of a 30-week gestation female with an anterior midline diaphragmatic defect with liver herniation mimicking as a pericardial tumor, diagnosed at time of autopsy...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811928/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-disseminated-skeletal-muscle-metastasis
#17
Ezamin Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Sf Noh, Nur A Ngah, Mohamad S Suraini, Mubarak M Yusof
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the commonest primary tumor of the liver and carries a poor prognosis when diagnosed late or left untreated. Treatment relies heavily on the stage of the tumor when diagnosed. Extrahepatic metastasis is known to occur; these are mainly reported via autopsy studies or isolated case reports. Knowledge of extrahepatic metastasis is crucial in order to avoid unnecessary surgery. We report a rare case of a patient at our center, diagnosed to have HCC, who underwent treatment successfully, only to come back with extrahepatic metastasis to the skeletal muscles...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811672/an-evaluation-of-the-in-vivo-safety-of-nonporous-silica-nanoparticles-ocular-topical-administration-versus-oral-administration
#18
Martha Kim, Joo-Hee Park, Hyejoong Jeong, Jinkee Hong, Woo Sung Choi, Byung-Han Lee, Choul Yong Park
Nonporous silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have potential as promising carriers for ophthalmic drugs. However, the in vivo safety of ocular topical SiNPs remains unclear. This study investigated the in vivo safety of oral and ocular topical applications of 100 nm-sized SiNPs in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were divided into the following four groups: low-dose oral administration (total 100 mg/kg of SiNPs mixed with food for one week), high-dose oral administration (total 1000 mg/kg of SiNPs mixed with food for one week), ocular topical administration (10 mg/ml concentration, one drop, applied to the right eyes four times a day for one month), or a negative control (no SiNP treatment)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810069/homicide-rates-in-lithuania
#19
Sigitas Chmieliauskas, Sigitas Laima, Gerda Andriuskeviciute, Eleonora Jurolaic, Algimantas Jasulaitis
Homicide rate in Lithuania between 2004 and 2013 decreased and reached an average of 6.7 per 100,000 people in 2013. The data regarding forensic autopsies of intentional homicide victims were obtained from the State Forensic Medicine Service. Spearman's correlation test was used to assess trends in the homicide rates. A significant correlation was observed between homicide distribution and the following variables: Lithuania's gross domestic product (r = -0.85, p = 0.003), the number of alcohol intoxication cases of victims (r = 0...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810068/putrefaction-an-additional-complicating-factor-in-the-assessment-of-freshwater-drownings-in-rivers
#20
Roger W Byard
Background hypothesis: That bodies immersed in freshwater (rivers) may show greater changes of decomposition than bodies immersed in saltwater (sea). Fifty de-identified river drownings and 50 sea drownings were randomly selected from autopsy files at Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia and assessed for decomposition. RESULTS: The river cases consisted of 43 males and seven females (M:F 6:1); age range of 2-92 years (mean 46.8 years); decomposition-16/50 (32%); postmortem interval 1-14 days, average 3...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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