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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222700/perspectives-from-the-patient-and-the-healthcare-professional-in-multiple-sclerosis-social-media-and-participatory-medicine
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Daniel Kantor, Jeremy R Bright, Jeri Burtchell
When faced with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), patients often turn to the Internet and social media to find support groups, read about the experiences of other people affected by MS and seek their advice, and research their condition and treatment options to discuss with their healthcare professionals (HCPs). Here, we examine the use of social media and the Internet among patients with MS, considering its impact on patient empowerment and patient participation in treatment decision-making and MS research...
December 8, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222573/incidence-and-causes-of-overdiagnosis-of-optic-neuritis
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Leanne Stunkel, Nathan H Kung, Bradley Wilson, Collin M McClelland, Gregory P Van Stavern
Importance: Diagnostic error is an important source of medical error. Overdiagnosis of optic neuritis may prompt unnecessary and costly diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatments. Objective: To assess the incidence of and characterize factors contributing to overdiagnosis of acute optic neuritis. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this retrospective clinic-based cross-sectional study of new patient encounters, 122 patients referred for acute optic neuritis at a university-based Midwestern neuro-ophthalmology clinic between January 2014 and October 2016 were studied...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218797/lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-cytomorphologic-features-and-diagnostic-pitfalls-by-liquid-based-cytology
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Isaac Lloyd, Barbara Chadwick
Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare variant of cervical squamous cell carcinoma with unclear HPV and EBV association. Due to the accompanying and often obscuring lymphocytic inflammation, malignant cells may be difficult to recognize on cytologic samples and can mimic several more common benign and atypical cervical lesions. In this case report, we describe the cytomorphologic findings of LELC by liquid-based cytology in a 59-year-old Caucasian woman who was positive for high risk HPV but had no visible cervical lesions...
December 8, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218227/lessons-learnt-from-a-case-of-missed-central-hypothyroidism
#4
Tessa Glyn, Beverley Harris, Kate Allen
We present the case of a 57-year-old lady who had a delayed diagnosis of central hypothyroidism on a background of Grave's thyrotoxicosis and a partial thyroidectomy. During the twenty years following her partial thyroidectomy, the patient developed a constellation of symptoms and new diagnoses, which were investigated by numerous specialists from various fields, namely rheumatology, renal and respiratory. She developed significantly impaired renal function and raised creatine kinase (CK). She was also referred to a tertiary neurology service for investigation of myositis, which resulted in inconclusive muscle biopsies...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217781/benefits-and-pitfalls-of-peg-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-therapy-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-associated-myelofibrosis-a-french-intergroup-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-fim-study
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Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Aurélie Chauveau, Françoise Boyer-Perrard, Emmanuel Gyan, Kamel Laribi, Pascale Cony-Makhoul, Jean-Loup Demory, Benoit de Renzis, Christine Dosquet, Jerome Rey, Lydia Roy, Brigitte Dupriez, Laurent Knoops, Laurence Legros, Mohamed Malou, Pascal Hutin, Dana Ranta, Omar Benbrahim, Valérie Ugo, Eric Lippert, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian
We have previously described the safety and efficacy of pegylated interferon-α2a therapy in a cohort of sixty-two patients with myeloproliferative neoplasm-associated myelofibrosis followed in centers affiliated to the French Intergroup of Myeloproliferative neoplasms. In this study, we report their long-term outcomes and correlations with mutational patterns of driver and non-driver mutations analyzed by targeted next generation sequencing. The median age at diagnosis was 66 years-old, the median follow-up since pegylated interferon initiation was 58 months...
December 7, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217342/cinematic-rendering-of-cardiac-ct-volumetric-data-principles-and-initial-observations
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Steven P Rowe, Pamela T Johnson, Elliot K Fishman
BACKGROUND: Cinematic rendering (CR) a new method of 3D computed tomography (CT) volumetric visualization that produces photorealistic images. As with traditional 3D visualization methods, CR may prove to be of value in providing important information when evaluating regions of complex anatomy such as the heart. METHODS: The gated, IV contrast-enhanced chest CT angiogram data from three recent patients were evaluated with CR. Image comparision demonstrates the difference between CR and traditional volume rendering (VR), owing to a more complex lighting model that enhances surface detail and produces realistic shadows to add depth to 3D visualizations...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209483/guiding-histological-assessment-of-uterine-lesions-using-3d-in-vitro-ultrasonography-and-stereotaxis
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Lieselore Vandermeulen, Ann Cornelis, Christina Kjaergaard Rasmussen, Dirk Timmerman, Thierry Van den Bosch
Objective: To compare ultrasonographic features of uterine lesions with the findings at macroscopy and microscopy. Methods: Case series of ten consecutive women undergoing a hysterectomy for uterine pathology. A preoperative transvaginal ultrasound examination was performed. After hysterectomy, the uterus was re-evaluated by 3D in vitro ultrasonography and in vitro gel instillation sonography (iGIS). The lesion of interest was pinpointed by inserting an intramuscular injection needle using a free-hand 2D-ultrasound guided technique to focus the macroscopic and the microscopic examination by the pathologist...
June 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203683/possible-missed-opportunities-for-diagnosing-colorectal-cancer-in-dutch-primary-care-a-multimethods-approach
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Daan Brandenbarg, Feikje Groenhof, Ilse M Siewers, Anna van der Voort, Fiona M Walter, Annette J Berendsen
BACKGROUND: Early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is important to achieve better survival. Discriminating symptoms suggestive of CRC from benign conditions is a challenge for GPs because most known 'alarm symptoms' have low predictive values. AIM: To further understand the diagnostic process of CRC in general practice in terms of healthcare use and by analysing factors related to diagnostic intervals. DESIGN AND SETTING: A multimethod approach comprising a historical, prospective registry study and qualitative content analysis...
December 4, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201310/a-neglected-markedly-displaced-medial-epicondyle-fracture-with-simultaneous-ulnar-nerve-palsy-in-an-adolescent
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Tamer Ahmed El-Sobky, John Fathy Haleem, Hossam Moussa Sakr, Ahmad Saeed Aly
Humeral medial epicondyle fractures constitute around 15% of pediatric elbow fractures. Up to 60% occur in association with elbow dislocations. Knowledge of potential imaging pitfalls when examining acute elbow fractures in children contributes significantly to accurate diagnosis. Nevertheless, management of missed pediatric medial epicondyle fractures has rarely been reported. We present an 11-year-old boy with a neglected and severely displaced medial epicondyle fracture with concurrent ulnar nerve palsy...
December 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200897/insulinoma-and-chronic-kidney-disease-an-uncommon-conundrum-not-to-be-overlooked
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Luca Foppiani, Serena Panarello, Marco Filauro, Maria Concetta Scirocco, Stefano Cappato, Andrea Parodi, Simona Sola, Giancarlo Antonucci
A hypertensive man with chronic kidney disease (CKD) secondary to polycystic disease was hospitalized for symptoms related to hypoglycemia. Fasting test elicited symptomatic hypoglycemia after 12 hours, which was associated with inappropriately unsuppressed normal insulin and C-peptide levels. Neither ultrasonography (US) nor magnetic resonance imaging detected any pancreatic tumor. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) showed a small isoechogenic nodule suspect for neuroendocrine tumor in the pancreatic head...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200114/neuroradiologic-pearls-for-neuro-oncology
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Joshua P Klein, Jorg Dietrich
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews key principles in the identification of tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) using standard and advanced imaging modalities. This article highlights the pitfalls and pearls of the imaging evaluation of patients with cancer at time of diagnosis and during cancer therapy and discusses the challenges of the imaging evaluation of treatment-related toxicities. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment of CNS tumors with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation alters the imaging appearance of the tumor and can be associated with a variety of treatment-related toxicities...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189129/fdg-pet-ct-imaging-in-diabetic-patients-a-special-emphasis-on-imaging-of-infection
#12
Zohar Keidar
Nuclear Medicine (NM) imaging plays a major role in the assessment of infection and inflammation. Tracers, including single photon emitting radionuclides for single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and agents for positron emission tomography (PET), reflect primarily tissue and cellular function or metabolism. In the specific clinical setting of a patient with suspected infectious or inflammatory process, planar scintigraphy, SPECT or PET procedures are used to support a clinically suspected diagnosis. Integrating metabolic and anatomic information using a single SPECT/CT or PET/CT technique has substantially improved the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging tests and advanced the NM technology to be a significant and important tool in the field of infection and inflammation...
November 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187934/-persistence-of-the-5th-aortic-arch-associated-with-interruption-of-the-aortic-arch
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Mahdi Ait Houssa, Noureddine Atmani, Mehdi Bamous, Abdessamad Abdou, Fouad Nya, Anis Seghrouchni, Brahim Amahzoune, Youssef El Bekkali, Mohamed Drissi, Abdelatif Boulahya
We report a case of persistence of the 5th aortic arch associated with total interruption of the aortic arch. This clinical case shows the diagnostic pitfall of the persistence of the 5th aortic arch and its beneficial hemodynamic effect. Preoperative clinical picture was misleading, due to the persistence of femoral pulses and clinical signs of left-to-right shunt via a wide ductus arteriosus. The diagnosis was intraoperatively adjusted on the basis of blood pressure monitoring using catheter placed into the femoral artery...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179896/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-diagnosis-staging-pitfalls-and-follow-up
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Erika G Odisio, Edith M Marom, Girish S Shroff, Carol C Wu, Ana Paula A Benveniste, Mylene T Truong, Marcelo F Benveniste
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is the most common primary neoplasm of the pleura. Imaging evaluation is essential in diagnosis, staging, and assessment of treatment response in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Computed tomography is the most commonly used modality for tumor staging. Assessment of tumor extension and lymph node involvement is essential in imaging evaluation as locally advanced tumors are amenable to resection. Knowledge of the full imaging spectrum of this rare disease, differential diagnosis, staging classification, and the current guidelines for diagnostic evaluation and follow-up are essential in accurate interpretation to optimize patient management...
December 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169886/a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall-in-acute-chest-pain-massive-pulmonary-embolism-mimicking-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Ya-Wen Lu, Yi-Lin Tsai, Chun-Chin Chang, Po-Hsun Huang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a clinical challenge for clinicians because of nonspecific presentations, including dyspnea, chest pain, and tachycardia. The immediate 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is commonly used to facilitate differential diagnosis of acute chest pain. Although relative rare, massive pulmonary embolism could induce ST segment elevation and mimic acute myocardial infarction. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a challenging scenario that ECG showed ST segment elevation, nevertheless, urgent coronary angiogram revealed non-obstructive coronary artery disease...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169281/pitfalls-of-frozen-section-diagnosis-for-paraganglioma-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Bomi Kim, Youngeun Yoo, Junghye Lee, Sanghui Park, Min-Sun Cho, Sun Hee Sung, Ghee Young Kwon
Few paraganglioma (PG) cases include frozen section diagnoses, and therefore, the accuracy of frozen section diagnosis for PG remains unknown. To better understand the histologic characteristics and pitfalls of frozen section findings for PG, 15 PG cases with frozen section diagnoses were selected from 12 articles through PubMed (1984-2015). In addition, we included 3 cases of PG for which intraoperative consultations were requested during a 5-year period (2012-2016) in 2 hospitals. Seven PGs were from the thyroid; 2 from the pancreas; 4 from the mediastinum, retroperitoneum, or mesentery; 1 from the middle ear; and 4 from the urinary bladder (UB)...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166807/secondary-malignancies-of-the-bladder-avoiding-the-diagnostic-pitfall
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Alexander Feldman, Samuel Borak, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Jennifer Gordetsky
Although rare, secondary tumors of the bladder can present a diagnostic dilemma to pathologists considering a differential diagnosis of primary bladder cancer. We investigated the clinicopathologic and imaging characteristics of metastatic tumors to the bladder. We retrospectively reviewed the surgical pathology databases from 2 sites from 2013 to 2016, identifying 66 cases of secondary bladder tumors. Clinical, pathologic, and imaging findings were reviewed. Mean age at diagnosis was 63 years (range = 25-87)...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165745/supratentorial-embryonal-tumors-in-elderly-diagnostic-pitfalls-and-clinical-prognosis
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Pierluigi Granaroli, Federica Novegno, Tommaso Lunardi, Pierpaolo Lunardi
Supratentorial embryonal tumours are very rare malignant tumours of neuroectodermal origin, characterized by an aggressive clinical behavior. They occur prevalently in children. They have been sporadically described in adults and represent an even rarer occurrence in elderly patients, raising many issues on the diagnostic pitfalls and their appropriate management. We present an unusual case of embryonal tumor in a 62-year-old man who presented with speech disorder, left IIIrd and Vth cranial nerves partial deficit secondary to a left temporo-insular embryonal tumour: clinico-radiological features, histopathological insights, therapeutic options and results are discussed along with a review of the most relevant literature, addressing the specific issue of differential diagnosis and the expected results in the elderly population...
November 1, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164057/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-methionine-uptake-and-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Kamalakannan Palanichamy, Arnab Chakravarti
The present most common image diagnostic tracer in clinical practice for glioma is (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for brain tumors diagnosis and prognosis. PET is a promising molecular imaging technique, which provides real-time information on the metabolic behavior of the tracer. The diffusive nature of glioblastoma (GBM) and heterogeneity often make the radiographic detection by FDG-PET inaccurate, and there is no gold standard. FDG-PET often leads to several controversies in making clinical decisions due to their uptake by normal surrounding tissues, and pose a challenge in delineating treatment-induced necrosis, edema, inflammation, and pseudoprogression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160047/neoatherosclerosis-from-basic-principles-to-intravascular-imaging
#20
Philipp Nicol, Erion Xhepa, Dmitry Bozhko, Michael Joner
Development of new atherosclerotic lesions within the neointima of stented vessels has been recognized as a novel disease manifestation of atherosclerosis (neoatherosclerosis), often manifesting as in-stent restenosis (ISR) or in-stent thrombosis (ST). The pathobiology of this entity is still not fully understood and definite diagnosis is challenging owing to limitations in resolution of contemporary intravascular imaging modalities and lack of consequent histopathology correlation studies. Yet, intravascular imaging has emerged as the gold standard for the diagnosis of in-stent pathologies, the most routinely used modalities being intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
November 20, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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