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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539039/isolated-pyogenic-pancreatic-abscess-successfully-treated-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage
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Jung Yeop Lee, Tae Hyeon Kim, Hyung Ku Chon
An isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess (IPPA) without pancreatitis is extremely rare but can occur in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This pathologic condition poses a clinical challenge in diagnosis and management because it can be confused easily with a malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) may be a useful diagnostic modality for indeterminate pancreatic lesions and IPPA. Here, we report two cases with elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels and pancreatic masses on cross sectional imaging. The patients were subsequently diagnosed with IPPA by EUS...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538896/periungual-tegumentary-leishmaniasis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Bruna Morassi Sasso, Ana Beatriz Barbosa Torino, Andréa Fernandes Eloy da Costa França, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho
Periungual and paronychia-like skin lesions can mimic various diseases, setting up a diagnostic challenge that invariably requires correlation with complementary tests. We report a case of an ulcerated tumor of the nailfold diagnosed as leishmaniasis. Although paronychia-like cutaneous leishmaniasis is a rare variant, its epidemiological relevance in Brazil should prompt dermatologists to include it as a plausible diagnosis thus leading to correct work up and treatment.
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538190/post-traumatic-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Amine Chakroun, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Mohamed Kahloul, Mohamed Amine Harrathi, Walid Naija
INTRODUCTION: Post traumatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis is a rare and not well described entity with nonspecific clinical presentation. It remains a therapeutic challenge in traumatic context because of haemorrhagic risk due to anticoagulation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of IVC thrombosis in an 18 year-old man who presented with liver injury following a traffic crash. The thrombosis was incidentally diagnosed on admission by computed tomography...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537800/advanced-mri-techniques-for-the-hip-joint-focus-on-the-postoperative-hip
#4
Jennifer L Berkowitz, Hollis G Potter
OBJECTIVE: Imaging the hip joint with optimized MRI protocol parameters provides the radiologist with the ability to reliably diagnose complex hip abnormalities. The institution of appropriate metal artifact reduction techniques and dedicated sequences can enhance visualization of the periprosthetic bone and soft tissues and allow improved detection of the more frequently encountered total hip arthroplasty-related conditions, such as mechanical loosening, polyethylene wear, and adverse local tissue reactions...
May 24, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535496/the-diagnostic-challenge-of-low-grade-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Tracy Onega, Donald L Weaver, Paul D Frederick, Kimberly H Allison, Anna N A Tosteson, Patricia A Carney, Berta M Geller, Gary M Longton, Heidi D Nelson, Natalia V Oster, Margaret S Pepe, Joann G Elmore
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic agreement among pathologists is 84% for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Studies of interpretive variation according to grade are limited. METHODS: A national sample of 115 pathologists interpreted 240 breast pathology test set cases in the Breast Pathology Study and their interpretations were compared to expert consensus interpretations. We assessed agreement of pathologists' interpretations with a consensus reference diagnosis of DCIS dichotomised into low- and high-grade lesions...
May 20, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533926/concomitant-lymphoplasmacytic-lymphoma-and-plasma-cell-myeloma-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Ahmad T Mansour, Alaleh Esmaeili Shandiz, Michelle K Zimmerman, Trenton D Roth, Jiehao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and plasma cell myeloma are two B cell lymphoproliferative neoplasms derived from mature B-lymphocytes in different differentiation stages. The coexistence of these two tumors in the same patient is exceedingly rare and can be difficult to diagnose. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old male presented with a pathologic fracture after a fall. Radiography showed a lytic lesion in the pelvis. Serum immunofixation showed distinct IgM kappa and IgA kappa monoclonal protein bands...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533809/brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-bile-duct-cancer-a-tough-challenge
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REVIEW
Janusz Skowronek, Grzegorz Zwierzchowski
The majority of patients with bile duct cancer are diagnosed with clinically advanced disease. Most of these patients have a short life expectancy and are treated with palliative aim. Most patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease, which is not amenable to surgical resection, resulting in poor survival. Adjuvant or definitive radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy, is therefore used in many centers worldwide for better local control, and with the expectation that it will have a favorable effect on survival...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533576/ifn-%C3%AE-and-il-2-responses-to-recombinant-aladh-against-esat-6-cfp-10-fusion-antigens-in-the-diagnosis-of-latent-versus-active-tuberculosis-infection
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Bahram Movahedi, Pooneh Mokarram, Mina Hemmati, Nader Mosavari, Razie Zare, Leila Safaee Ardekani, Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour
BACKGROUND: Discriminating latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) from active TBI may be challenging. The objective of this study was to produce the recombinant L-alanine dehydrogenase (AlaDH) antigen and evaluate individuals with LTBI, those with active TBI, and uninfected individuals by enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISPOT) in order to distinguish LTBI from active TBI. METHODS: This exploratory study was performed in the Iranian city of Shiraz from 2014 to 2015...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532553/the-potential-impact-of-public-health-interventions-in-preventing-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Rohina Joshi, Oommen John, Vivekanand Jha
The years of life lost and years lived with disability resulting from chronic kidney disease (CKD) increased globally by 90% and 49.5%, respectively, between 1990 and 2013. In addition to the traditional factors, infections, low birthweight, environmental factors, and low socioeconomic status contribute to the CKD burden in low- and middle-income countries. System-level challenges such as poor appreciation of the burden, insufficient human resources, high health care costs, poor referral pathways, unreliable health information systems, and inadequate medicine supply pose barriers to CKD control...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531342/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-neutrophilia-on-recurrence-free-survival-in-meningioma
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Shirin Karimi, Mana V Vyas, Lior Gonen, Raha Tabasinejad, Quinn Ostrom, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Suganth Suppiah, Gelareh Zadeh, Kenneth Aldape
Background: Meningioma is the most common primary intracranial tumor and recurrence is one of the important challenges in patient management. Prognostic factors for tumor recurrences in these patients especially before surgical resection are not fully characterized. Several studies have indicated an association between changes in hematologic laboratory parameters with patient outcomes in solid malignancies. We aimed to assess the association between hematological parameters and tumor recurrence in patients with meningioma...
May 20, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531213/perfusion-mr-imaging-detection-of-carcinoma-arising-from-preexisting-salivary-gland-pleomorphic-adenoma-by-computer-assisted-analysis-of-time-signal-intensity-maps
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Ikuo Katayama, Sato Eida, Shuichi Fujita, Yuka Hotokezaka, Misa Sumi, Takashi Nakamura
Tumor perfusion can be evaluated by analyzing the time-signal intensity curve (TIC) after dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging. Accordingly, TIC profiles are characteristic of some benign and malignant salivary gland tumors. A carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) arises from a long-standing pleomorphic adenoma (PA) and has a distinctive prognostic risk depending on the tumor growth potential such as invasion beyond the preexisting capsule. Differentiating CXPA from PA can be very challenging. In this study, we have attempted to discriminate CXPA from PA based on a two-dimensional TIC mapping algorithm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530317/-long-term-survival-of-dual-disorders-patients-after-mixed-care-in-dual-disorders-and-standard-wards-versus-care-only-in-dual-disorders-ward
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Yuri Gimelfarb, Aviva Wolf, Mashit Ben-Tzarfati
BACKGROUND: Dual disorders (co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders in the same person) are extremely common among patients receiving mental health services. Integrated treatment has been proposed as the standard of care and it describes a flexible combination of treatments from the mental health and addiction fields that are blended together in the therapy. Scientific evidence for survival of dual disorders patients (DDPs), who had integrated dual disorders inpatient care, is lacking...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529224/-i-need-my-own-place-to-get-better-patient-perspectives-on-the-role-of-housing-in-potentially-preventable-hospitalizations
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Michelle L Quensell, Deborah A Taira, Todd B Seto, Kathryn L Braun, Tetine L Sentell
OBJECTIVE: To analyze patient perspectives on the role of housing in their potentially preventable hospitalization. METHODS: Individuals admitted with cardiovascular-or diabetes-related diagnoses (n = 90) in a major medical center in Hawai'i completed an in-person interview eliciting patient perspectives on key factors leading to hospitalization. Using the framework approach, two independent coders identified themes. This study focused on housing-related findings...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528703/does-fitness-improve-the-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-obese-subjects
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H Halland, M T Lønnebakken, S Saeed, H Midtbø, D Cramariuc, E Gerdts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been suggested to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity. We explored the association of fitness with the prevalences of major cardiovascular risk factor like hypertension (HT), diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data from 491 participants in the FAT associated CardiOvasculaR dysfunction (FATCOR) study were analyzed. Physical fitness was assessed by ergospirometry, and subjects with at least good level of performance for age and sex were classified as fit...
April 26, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528374/pancreatic-cysts-and-guidelines
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REVIEW
James J Farrell
Pancreatic cysts, especially incidental asymptomatic ones seen on noninvasive imaging such as CT or MR imaging, remain a clinical challenge. The etiology of such cysts may range from benign cysts without any malignant potential such as pancreatic pseudocysts and serous cystadenomas to premalignant or frankly malignant cysts such as mucinous cystic neoplasms, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, cystic degeneration associated with solid tumors such as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, and solid pseudopapillary neoplasms...
May 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528054/surgical-management-of-simultaneous-left-coronary-atresia-and-anomalous-right-coronary-artery-origin
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Shyam Sathanandam, T K Susheel Kumar, Umar Boston, Christopher J Knott-Craig
A 9-year-old child presented with syncope during exercise. He received a diagnosis of congenital atresia of the left main coronary artery by angiography. He underwent successful coronary artery bypass grafting. On the third postoperative day, he experienced acute, precordial chest pain. An urgent computed tomographic scan showed an unrecognized anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) with a 1.5-cm intramural course. He was taken back to the operating room to undergo unroofing of the RCA. This case highlights the difficulty involved in making two rare diagnoses that can cause the same exact symptoms in a patient and the surgical challenges associated with it...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527402/a-rare-e13a3-b2a3-bcr-abl1-fusion-transcript-with-normal-karyotype-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-the-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-monitoring-minimal-residual-disease-mrd
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M-H Duan, H Li, H Cai
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have a t (9;22)(q34;q11.2) or variant translocation that results in a BCR-ABL1 fusion gene. For many years, conventional karyotyping has been used as the standard diagnostic tool for t (9;22) (q34;q11.2). However, it has several limitations that may lead to failure for detecting BCR-ABL1 gene rearrangements in around 5% of all CML patients. Although reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has evolved as a sensitive method for detecting BCR-ABL1 translocation, this method fail to detect certain BCR-ABL1 fusion transcript type, such as e13a3 (also known as b2a3), as a result of many commercially available and laboratory-developed primer sets...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527379/diagnosing-water-security-in-the-rural-north-with-an-environmental-security-framework
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Henry J F Penn, Philip A Loring, William E Schnabel
This study explores the nature of water security challenges in rural Alaska, using a framework for environmental security that entails four interrelated concepts: availability, access, utility, and stability of water resources. Many researchers and professionals agree that water insecurity is a problem in rural Alaska, although the scale and nature of the problem is contested. Some academics have argued that the problem is systemic, and rooted in an approach to water security by the state that prioritizes economic concerns over public health concerns...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527349/maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-pregnancy-associated-melanoma-report-of-two-cases-and-a-systematic-literature-review
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Elsa Mendizábal, Juan De León-Luis, Natalia R Gómez-Hidalgo, Laura Joigneau, Pilar Pintado, Patricia Rincón, Virginia Ortega, Santiago Lizarraga
OBJETIVES: Melanoma is one of the most frequent malignancies during gestation. However, oncological and perinatal management is still challenging. Our first objective is to describe the cases of pregnancy-associated melanoma (PAM) diagnosed in our centre between January-2004 and May-2015. Secondly, to perform a systematic review of the published articles analysing the maternal-perinatal outcomes of patients diagnosed with PAM. DESIGN, POPULATION AND METHODS: Obstetrical, oncological and perinatal variables were recorded in the case series...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527211/alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-latino-community-intersection-of-genetics-and-social-determinants-of-health
#20
Irving E Vega, Laura Y Cabrera, Cassandra M Wygant, Daniel Velez-Ortiz, Scott E Counts
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia among individuals 65 or older. There are more than 5 million diagnosed cases in the US alone and this number is expected to triple by 2050. Therefore, AD has reached epidemic proportions with significant socioeconomic implications. While aging in general is the greatest risk factor for AD, several additional demographic factors that have contributed to the rise in AD in the US are under study. One such factor is associated with the relatively fast growth of the Latino population...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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