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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050189/-clinical-features-and-treatments-of-retrocorneal-fungal-infection
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J Cheng, H L Zhai, J Y Wang, L X Xie
Objective: To evaluate the clinical features of retrocorneal fungal infection and the therapeutic effects. Methods: This was a retrospective, noncomparative study of nine patients with retrocorneal fungal infection and an intact corneal epithelium treated at Qingdao Eye Hospital. The history, clinical features, diagnostic methods, pathogens and therapeutic effects were analyzed. Results: Five patients had a history of trauma by plant, two had a non-plant injury, and two had unidentified reasons. The duration between the initial onset and the first visit to our hospital was 7...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049175/retrospective-analysis-for-the-false-positive-diagnosis-of-pet-ct-scan-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Mingxia Feng, Xuemei Yang, Qiang Ma, Yong He
Early diagnosis is pivotal for prognosis of lung cancer patients. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) is a useful method for human cancer diagnosis. In this study, we aimed to explore the false positive diagnosis of PET-CT in lung cancerIn total, 754 patients diagnosed with lung cancer via PET-CT were retrospectively collected in this study. Histopathological detection served as gold standard. The diagnostic accuracy of PET-CT was defined as the proportion of lung cancer cases confirmed by pathological diagnosis in the study subjects, and the percentages of misdiagnosed cases represented the false positive diagnosis of PET-CT...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046137/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-digital-subtraction-angiography-investigation-of-childhood-moyamoya-disease
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Peiji Song, Jing Qin, Han Lun, Penggang Qiao, Anming Xie, Gongjie Li
Because digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is not an ideal angiographic examination for moyamoya disease in the pediatric population, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) provides a noninvasive contrast-free angiographic examination; whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides superior spatial resolution and soft-tissue contrast for lesion assessment. Ninety patients with moyamoya disease were examined by MRI and DSA to assess the distribution of lesions and their diagnostic agreement between modalities...
November 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045978/-clinicopathologic-features-of-infant-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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H Wang, J T Ye, H X Yao, D Li, Y Dong
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) has traditionally been viewed as rare benign tumors that present with seizure widely considered curable with surgery alone. Most DNTs occur in childhood and young adults. However, rare reported cases occur in infants. This paper reported an infant case of DNT and its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, molecular features and prognosis based on the review of current literatures. The age onset of this patient was only 11 months old. The clinical manifestations were partial seizures and the imaging data untypical; CT and MRI were all supportive of astrocytoma...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
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Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043209/perianal-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-rare-presentation-in-an-adult-male
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Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Doha MaherTaie
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease characterized by a proliferation of cells that show immunophenotypic and ultrastructural similarities with antigen-presenting Langerhans cells of mucosal sites and skin. LCH in adults is rare, and there are still many undiagnosed/misdiagnosed patients. We describe LCH involvement of the perianal region of a 33-year-old male with a previous history of diabetes insipidus. The differential diagnosis and all the reported cases of LCH of the perianal skin involvement since its description in 1984 till 2016 are discussed...
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043151/biobehavioral-assessment-of-the-anxiety-disorders-current-progress-and-future-directions
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Deah Abbott, Yasmin Shirali, J Kyle Haws, Caleb W Lack
It is difficult to accurately assess and differentially diagnose the anxiety disorders. The current system of assessment relies heavily on the subjective measures of client self-report, clinical observation, and clinical judgment. Fortunately, recent technological advances may enable practitioners to utilize objective, biobehavioral measures of assessment in a clinical setting. The current body of literature on two of these biobehavioral tools (eye-tracking and electrocardiogram devices) is promising, but more validation and standardization research is needed to maximize the utility of these devices...
September 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042527/-biomarkers-for-mood-disorders-and-a-novel-antidepressant-r-ketamine
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Kenji Hashimoto
Depression is often misdiagnosed as major depressive disorder in patients with bipolar disorder. Therapeutic drugs for these two disorders are quite different, but the anesthetic ketamine shows fast-acting antidepressant effects in treatment-resistant patients with these disorders. Here, we discuss biomarkers for both disorders, recent findings regarding ketamine, and predictable biomarkers for ketamine's antidepressant actions.
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042526/-differential-diagnosis-of-immune-mediated-encephalopathies-neurological-symptoms-of-diffuse-brain-damage-a-new-concept
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Yoshimitsu Maki, Hiroshi Takashima
In recent years, incidence of autoimmune encephalopathies has increased. The diagnosis of the severe form of autoimmune encephalopathy is not difficult; however, milder forms can be misdiagnosed as general encephalopathies. We often treat Hashimoto's encephalopathy, which has diverse clinical symptoms and is often misdiagnosed as a psychosomatic disease. We have found that the neurological findings and symptoms of patients with Hashimoto's encephalopathy are similar to those of psychogenic diseases, such as giveway weakness and atypical sensory disorder...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042330/first-depiction-of-flow-voids-to-differentiate-pituicytomas-from-giant-adenomas
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Bruno Law-Ye, Clément Cholet, Delphine Leclercq
Pituicytomas are rare low-grade glial lesions of neurohypophysis or adenohypophysis. They are often misdiagnosed as adenomas due to their similar morphology. Previous reports have underlined their non specific aspect. In our experience, presence of flow voids on MR, which usually indicate hypervascularized tumors with strong arterial supply, may be a useful sign to identify pituicytomas. Unlike adenomas, pituicytomas are highly vascularized tumors. Second, we emphasize the strong enhancement of these tumors when compared to normal hypophysis, which may be another sign of the their hypervascularization...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039873/tillf%C3%A3-rlitliga-referensintervall-kr%C3%A3-vs-f%C3%A3-r-v%C3%A3-rdering-av-p-alp-nya-pediatriska-referensintervall-f%C3%A3-r-alkaliskt-fosfatas-har-klinisk-betydelse-f%C3%A3-r-att-hitta-r%C3%A3-tt-till-diagnosen
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Per Magnusson
Age- and gender-specific reference intervals are pivotal to ensure appropriate interpretation of plasma alkaline phosphatase activities in the lower range Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inborn error of metabolism caused by loss-of-function mutations of the ALPL gene that mainly express alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in bone and liver. The clinical expression of HPP is highly variable and is classified into six different forms mainly affecting bone and tooth mineralization. The prognosis for each of these HPP forms depends upon the severity of the skeletal disease which reflects the age at presentation...
October 16, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039808/a-diagnosis-of-denial-how-mental-health-classification-systems-have-struggled-to-recognise-family-violence-as-a-serious-risk-factor-in-the-development-of-mental-health-issues-for-infants-children-adolescents-and-adults
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Wendy Bunston, Candice Franich-Ray, Sara Tatlow
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) routinely overlook assessing for, and providing treatment to, infants and children living with family violence, despite family violence being declared endemic across the globe. As contemporary neuro-developmental research recognises the harm of being exposed to early relational trauma, key international diagnostic texts such as the DSM-5 and ICD-10 struggle to acknowledge or appreciate the relational complexities inherent in addressing family violence and its impacts during childhood...
October 17, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037819/drug-induced-paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion
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Marlene Garcia-Neuer, Donna Marie Lynch, Kathleen Marquis, Jayme Dowdall, Mariana Castells, David Edward Sloane
Vocal cord dysfunction, also known as paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), is a disorder characterized by abnormal vocal cord adduction during inspiration. PVFM is commonly misdiagnosed as asthma because of the similarity of symptoms: cough, wheezing, chest pain, and dyspnea. We present the clinical vignette of a 36-year-old woman with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and multiple adverse drug reactions who presented with recurrent episodes of unrecognized PVFM during skin testing for drug allergy, omalizumab treatment, and tocilizumab desensitization...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036951/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-diagnosed-at-autopsy
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Y Jia, F Fang, H Wang
Objective: To study the characteristics and misdiagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Methods: Clinical and pathological data of 15 IE patients diagnosed by autopsy were collected, compared with the cohort of 29 regular IE cases. Results: In the autopsy patients, IE in the left heart was predominat (14/15, 93.3%). Arterial embolism was the most common comorbidity (10/15, 66.7%), followed by pneumonia, malignancies, pyelonephritis (9/15, 60.0%; 7/15, 46.7%; 6/15, 40.0% respectively). The age was elder [(64...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036831/dementia-pugilistica-revisited
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Rudy J Castellani, George Perry
 Extensive exposure of boxers to neurotrauma in the early 20th century led to the so-called punch drunk syndrome, which was formally recognized in the medical literature in 1928. "Punch drunk" terminology was replaced by the less derisive 'dementia pugilistica' in 1937. In the early case material, the diagnosis of dementia pugilistica required neurological deficits, including slurring dysarthria, ataxia, pyramidal signs, extrapyramidal signs, memory impairment, and personality changes, although the specific clinical substrate has assumed lesser importance in recent years with a shift in focus on molecular pathogenesis...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034239/hepatoid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach-a-challenging-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-disease-through-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Najla Fakhruddin, Hisham F Bahmad, Tarek Aridi, Yara Yammine, Rami Mahfouz, Fouad Boulos, Ahmad Awada, Fadi Farhat
Hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the stomach (HAS) is a rare aggressive tumor with hepatocellular differentiation. HAS often produces alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and metastasizes to the lymph nodes and the liver. Molecular studies revealed Her2 amplification and overexpression, association with p53 mutations, but no association with KRAS mutations. EGFR and BRAF mutations have not yet been evaluated in hepatoid carcinoma of the stomach so far. Hereby, we present a case of a 41-year-old female patient with HAS with high AFP level and liver metastases...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034159/autoimmune-retinopathy-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Wadakarn Wuthisiri, Yu-Hung Lai, Jenina Capasso, Martin Blidner, David Salz, Erik Kruger, Alex V Levin
Visual loss in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) due to autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is rare and easily misdiagnosed as hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. We report the rare clinical presentation of severe visual loss in a patient with SLE due to nonparaneoplastic AIR as differentiated from hydroxychloroquine toxicity. A 70-year-old female diagnosed and treated for lupus for 17 years and had been taking hydroxychloroquine for 15 years. Over the past 2 years, she developed progressive peripheral visual loss oculus uterque which rapidly advanced in the latter 6 months...
July 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031755/allocating-provider-resources-to-diagnose-and-treat-restless-legs-syndrome-a-cost-utility-analysis
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William V Padula, Charles E Phelps, Dane Moran, Christopher Earley
OBJECTIVES: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that is frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in delays in proper treatment. The objective of this study was to analyze the cost-utility of training primary care providers (PCP) in early and accurate diagnosis of RLS. METHODS: We used a Markov model to compare two strategies: one where PCPs received training to diagnose RLS (informed care) and one where PCPs did not receive training (standard care)...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031156/hiv-misdiagnosis-a-root-cause-analysis-leading-to-improvements-in-hiv-diagnosis-and-patient-care
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Raynell Lang, Carmen Charlton, Brenda Beckthold, Kiana Kadivar, Stephanie Lavoie, Doug Caswell, Paul Levett, Greg Horsman, John Kim, M John Gill
BACKGROUND: Standard diagnostic testing for HIV infection has traditionally relied on a high sensitivity HIV antibody screening test using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) followed by a high specificity antibody confirmatory test such as a Western Blot. Recently several of the screening assays have been enhanced with an ability to identify p24 antigen thereby narrowing the diagnostic window. OBJECTIVES: To explore the implications of enhanced HIV screening methods that may be leading to HIV misdiagnoses...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030159/obstructive-m%C3%A3-llerian-anomalies-in-menstruating-adolescent-girls-a-report-of-22-cases
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Karina Kapczuk, Zbigniew Friebe, Kinga Iwaniec, Witold Kędzia
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical course of obstructive Müllerian anomalies found in girls after menarche DESIGN: A retrospective case series of adolescents who between 2009 and 2016 were treated for vaginal or uterine obstructive malformations diagnosed after menarche SETTING: Division of Gynecology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two patients who, at the age of 11.4-18.2 (median 13.1) years, between 2 and 74 (median 7.5) months after menarche, underwent surgical repair of obstructive genital anomaly MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Müllerian defect type, presentation, radiologic findings, pre- and postoperative course RESULTS: Eighteen patients (81...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
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