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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545180/anomalous-biceps-femoris-tendon-insertion-leading-to-a-snapping-knee-in-a-young-male
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Brett A Fritsch, Vikram Mhaskar
Snapping biceps femoris tendon is an uncommon problem that can be caused by various anatomical aberrations around the knee joint. There are several case reports in the literature describing some of these anatomical variations and their treatment. We present a case of unilateral snapping biceps femoris tendon due to a previously unreported anatomical variation, our technique for successful surgical treatment, and a review of the literature.
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544802/prognostic-models-and-nomograms-for-predicting-survival-of-patients-with-maxillary-sinus-carcinomas
#2
Weidong Shen, Naoko Sakamoto, Limin Yang
BACKGROUND: Maxillary sinus carcinoma is an uncommon malignancy. Most reports on prognosis of this disease are from single institutions and include few patients. We used data from the United States National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program to construct models and nomograms for predicting outcomes of patients with maxillary sinus carcinomas. METHODS: We used records from 668 patients with primary maxillary sinus carcinomas reported to the SEER program from 2004 to 2013 to build nomograms based on stratified multivariable Cox proportional hazard models for predicting 5-year overall survival (OS) and cause-specific survival (CSS)...
May 23, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544539/intensive-care-unit-admissions-and-ventilation-support-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis
#3
Ed Oakley, Vi Chong, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Natalie Phillips, David Krieser, Stuart Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Amanda Fry, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVES: To describe the rate of intensive care unit (ICU) admission, type of ventilation support provided and risk factors for ICU admission in infants with bronchiolitis. DESIGN: Retrospective review of hospital records and Australia and New Zealand Paediatric Intensive Care (ANZPIC) registry data for infants 2-12 months old admitted with bronchiolitis. SETTING: Seven Australian and New Zealand hospitals. These infants were prospectively identified through the comparative rehydration in bronchiolitis (CRIB) study between 2009 and 2011...
May 19, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544468/analysis-of-the-patients-with-simultaneous-bilateral-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#4
Tevfik Ilker Akcam, Onder Kavurmaci, Ayse Gul Ergonul, Sercan Aydin, Kutsal Turhan, Alpaslan Cakan, Ufuk Cagirici
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax (SBSP) is an uncommon condition with limited data on its incidence in the literature. In this study, we aimed to describe the bilaterality in both primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax cases, and the clinical approach in simultaneous disease and prognosis of these patients. METHODS: A total of 16 patients who were followed with the diagnosis of bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax between January 2005 and January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544455/suboptimal-maternal-and-cord-plasma-pyridoxal-5-phosphate-concentrations-are-uncommon-in-a-cohort-of-canadian-pregnant-women-and-newborn-infants
#5
Lesley Plumptre, Shannon P Masih, Kyoung-Jin Sohn, Denise Kim, Carly E Visentin, Anna Ly, Howard Berger, Ruth Croxford, Deborah L O'Connor, Young-In Kim
Vitamin B6 is important in fetal development, but little is known of the vitamin B6 status of pregnant women and newborns in North America and potential modifying factors. This prospective study determined maternal and cord plasma concentrations of pyridoxal 5' phosphate (PLP; an indicator of vitamin B6 status) in a convenience sample of 368 Canadian pregnant women and their newborns. The association of maternal intake of vitamin B6 and fetal genetic variants with cord plasma PLP and homocysteine concentrations was also examined...
May 24, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544247/transcatheter-edge-to-edge-repair-of-anterior-mitral-flail-through-a-dehisced-annuloplasty-ring
#6
Edwin C Ho, Naveed Ahmed, Kim A Connelly, Neil P Fam
Recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) due to mitral annuloplasty ring dehiscence is an uncommon late complication of surgery, and is associated with an increased risk of heart failure and mortality. We report the first application of MitraClip for recurrent primary MR and annuloplasty ring dehiscence in a patient with prohibitive surgical risk.
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544234/clinical-microscopic-and-ultrastructural-findings-in-a-case-of-short-anagen-syndrome
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Jose M Martin, Encarnacion Montesinos, Sara Sanchez, Catalina Torres, Dolores Ramon
Short anagen syndrome is an uncommon and recently described disease characterized by many telogen hairs and short maximum hair length. We report here the case of a 3-year-old girl whose short, sparse, fine hair since birth was consistent with short anagen syndrome. X-ray microanalysis demonstrated normal composition of the main bioelements of her hairs.
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544116/incidence-characteristics-and-outcome-of-solitary-plasmacytoma-and-plasma-cell-leukemia-population-based-data-from-the-swedish-myeloma-register
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Hareth Nahi, Anna Genell, Göran Wålinder, Katarina Uttervall, Gunnar Juliusson, Karin Forsberg, Markus Hansson, Ronald Svensson, Olle Linder, Kristina Carlson, Bo Björkstrand, Sigurdur Y Kristinsson, Ulf Henrik Mellqvist, Cecilie Blimark, Ingemar Turesson
Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) and Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) are uncommon (3-6%) types of plasma cell disease. The risk of progression to symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) is probably important for the outcome of SP. PCL is rare and has a dismal outcome. In this study we report on incidence and survival in PCL/SP, and progression to MM in SP, using the prospective observational Swedish Multiple Myeloma Register designed to document all newly diagnosed plasma cell diseases in Sweden since 2008. Both solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP), (n=124) and extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP), (n=67) have better overall survival (OS) than MM (n=3549)...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543852/cutaneous-granular-cell-tumors-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Oluwatobi Olayiwola, Kristen Hook, Daniel Miller, Sheilagh Maguiness
Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are uncommon benign neoplasms thought to originate from Schwann cells. They most commonly present in adults as papules or nodules on mucosal sites. The clinical spectrum of GCT in children is not well delineated, although mucosal and cutaneous presentations have been reported. We present three children with cutaneous GCTs and review the literature in an attempt to further characterize this rare pediatric neoplasm.
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543331/integration-of-optical-applicator-with-balloon-catheter-for-photothermal-treatment-of-biliary-stricture
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Jinoh Bak, Jieun Hwang, Suhyun Park, Hyun W Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bile duct stricture is an uncommon disease in gastroenterology resulting from postoperative trauma. In spite of non-surgical treatments, clinical outcomes for the biliary strictures still encounter high restenosis and stent migration. The objective of the current study was to investigate the feasible application of a balloon catheter-integrated diffing applicator to thermally treat the bile duct stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 400-μm optical fibers were micro-machined and then integrated with an inflatable balloon catheter...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543086/allergen-immunotherapy-for-allergic-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Sangeeta Dhami, Artemisia Kakourou, Felix Asamoah, Ioana Agache, Susanne Lau, Jutel Marek, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Cezmi A Akdis, Matteo Bonini, Ozlem Cavkaytar, Breda Flood, Pawel Gajdanowicz, Kenji Izuhara, Ömer Kalayci, Ralph Mosges, Oscar Palomares, Oliver Pfaar, Sylwia Smolinska, Milena Sokolowska, Miqdad Asaria, Gopal Netuveli, Hader Zaman, Ather Akhlaq, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: To inform the development of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunonology's (EAACI) Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for allergic asthma, we assessed the evidence on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT. METHODS: We performed a systematic review, which involved searching nine databases. Studies were screened against pre-defined eligibility criteria and critically appraised using established instruments. Data were synthesized using random-effects meta-analyses...
May 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542322/transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-medical-care-a-survey-in-young-persons-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Antje Timmer, Jenny Peplies, Max Westphal, Birgit Kaltz, Antje Ballauff, Martin Claßen, Martin W Laass, Sibylle Koletzko
BACKGROUND: Transition to adult health services is a vulnerable phase in young persons with chronic disease. We describe how young persons with inflammatory bowel disease in Germany and Austria experience care during the transitional age, focusing on differences by type of provider (pediatric vs. adult specialist, no specialist). METHODS: This was a follow up survey in patients previously registered with a pediatric IBD registry. Patients aged 15 to 25 received a postal questionnaire, including a measure of health care experience and satisfaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542108/contralateral-spondylolysis-and-fracture-of-the-lumbar-pedicle-in-a-young-athlete
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Eran Kessous, Tracy Borsinger, Ayesha Rahman, Pierre A d'Hemecourt
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case report of unilateral pedicular stress fracture with a contralateral spondylolysis in a male high school athlete presenting with low back pain. OBJECTIVES: To report this uncommon cause of low back pain in an adolescent athlete, and review the relevant literature. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of spondylolysis in the caucasian population was found to be about 3-6%. This number is probably higher in the athletic adolescent age group, with reports ranging from 8-15%...
May 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541960/clinical-features-of-treated-and-untreated-type-1-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia-without-the-occurrence-of-secondary-choroidal-neovascularization-followed-for-2-years-in-japanese-patients
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Rie Osaka, Chieko Shiragami, Aoi Ono, Mamoru Kobayashi, Yukari Takasago, Ayana Yamashita, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical features of Type 1 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT) followed up for 2 years. METHODS: Forty-nine patients with unilateral Type 1 IMT were examined. Thirty-one IMT eyes were treated with direct laser photocoagulation and/or intravitreal bevacizumab; the remaining 18 eyes, with good vision or slight macular edema, were untreated. Changes in best-corrected visual acuity and central retinal thickness between baseline and 24 months after the initial visit were examined...
May 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541881/paget-disease-of-the-male-breast
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S Lopes, J Vide, E Moreira, J Pinheiro, F Azevedo
Paget disease of the breast is an uncommon tumor of the nipple-areola complex that usually presents as an erythematous and erosive lesion. We report the case of a 61-year-old man that presented with a three-year history of an erythematous lesion of the right areola, first treated with topical corticosteroids without benefit. He was then referred to our dermatology department and the clinical suspicion of Paget disease was considered. The diagnosis was later confirmed by biopsy. This case report highlights the importance of clinical recognition of this entity along with other diseases that mimic these skin changes in order to allow earlier diagnosis and proper follow-up...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541806/atypical-wound-pathogens
#16
Philip S Barie
BACKGROUND: Atypical wound pathogens may be so described because they are uncommon pathogens of soft tissue among human beings, or because they may be fastidious and difficult to recover/isolate in the laboratory. METHODS: A review of pertinent English-language literature was performed. RESULTS: These wound pathogens are a diverse lot, including aerobic and anaerobic gram-positive and gram-negative bacilli, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, and bacteria that cannot be characterized conventionally because they lack a cell wall (the Mycoplasmataceae)...
May 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541597/patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-severe-target-lesion-calcifications-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-have-poor-long-term-prognosis
#17
Wojciech Jan Zimoch, Piotr Kubler, Michał Kosowski, Brunon Tomasiewicz, Justyna Krzysztofik, Anna Langner, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Krzysztof Reczuch
BACKGROUND: To assess the influence of severe target lesion calcification (TLC) on outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). AIM: Contemporary data concerning coronary artery calcifications (CAC) are based on pooled analyses from randomized trials with short follow up. We still lack the knowledge on how CAC in target lesions affect long term prognosis of patients with AMI in everyday practice...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541591/infective-endocarditis-cinderella-in-cardiology
#18
Amit Kaura, Dorota Dworakowska, Rafal Dworakowski
Infective endocarditis (IE) is uncommon, however, the incidence is on the rise [1]. Despite improvements in its management, infective endocarditis (IE) is associated with significant short- and long-term morbidity and mortality [2]. A definitive diagnosis of IE may be challenging and is often delayed due to the highly variable and non-specific symptoms at patient presentation, alongside limited availability of specialist services [3]. In addition to IE remaining a diagnostic challenge, the decisions about the treatment modality (medical vs surgical) and the timing of potential valve surgery are demanding, despite established national and international guidelines [4]...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541556/microbiological-persistence-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-the-predictors-and-the-impact-on-radiographic-progression
#19
Sheng-Wei Pan, Chin-Chung Shu, Jia-Yih Feng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Yu-Jiun Chan, Chong-Jen Yu, Wei-Juin Su
Objectives.: Persistent growth of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in the lungs indicates continuous infection in MAC lung disease (MAC-LD), but its clinical significance has not been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the predictors of persistent culture-positivity and its impact on radiographic deterioration in MAC-LD. Methods.: MAC-LD patients at multiple medical centers from 2011 to 2016 were enrolled retrospectively. Microbiological persistence of MAC-LD was defined as persistent culture-positivity for MAC (MAC-PP) exceeding one year, in contrast with the negative conversion group (MAC-NC)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541520/cardiovascular-surgery-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome-types-1-4
#20
Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Per Snorre Lingaas, Runar Lundblad, Egil Seem, Benedicte Paus, Odd R Geiran
OBJECTIVES: The first publication of Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) described aortic rupture at young ages. Experience with new LDS types showed that the clinical course varies, and thresholds for prophylactic surgery are discussed. As this is an uncommon disease, experience needs to be shared. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with LDS types 1-4 undergoing cardiovascular surgery during the years 1991-2016. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (including 6 children with LDS2) underwent 57 operations...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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