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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643813/-polymyalgia-rheumatica-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-issues-of-an-apparently-straightforward-disease
#1
Ciro Manzo, Dario Camellino
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disease characterized by aching and stiffness in the girdles, which affects typically people over 50 years old and could overlap with giant cell arteritis (GCA) in about 15-20% of cases. Although the diagnosis of PMR is usually considered straightforward, clinicians facing this disease should be aware of its atypical manifestations, which can hamper the correct identification of PMR and, conversely, should be aware of other diseases which may present with polymyalgic features...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
#2
REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625811/intra-operative-radiological-diagnosis-of-a-tip-roll-over-electrode-array-displacement-using-fluoroscopy-when-electrophysiological-testing-is-normal-the-importance-of-both-techniques-in-cochlear-implant-surgery
#3
Octavio Garaycochea, Raquel Manrique-Huarte, Manuel Manrique
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622551/tips-and-tricks-to-optimize-mri-protocols-for-cutaneous-vascular-anomalies
#4
REVIEW
Mark D Mamlouk, Andrew D Nicholson, Daniel L Cooke, Christopher P Hess
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) serves as the principal imaging modality to diagnose and plan treatment for children with cutaneous vascular anomalies. While routine MRI protocols can lead to the correct diagnosis in the majority of cases, the imaging appearances can sometimes be nonspecific or confusing, yielding more than one possible diagnosis. This review highlights specific MRI sequence recommendations and scanning tips that can optimize the imaging protocol to increase diagnostic confidence.
May 31, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620847/faster-more-reproducible-desi-ms-for-biological-tissue-imaging
#5
Jocelyn Tillner, Vincen Wu, Emrys A Jones, Steven D Pringle, Tamas Karancsi, Andreas Dannhorn, Kirill Veselkov, James S McKenzie, Zoltan Takats
A new, more robust sprayer for desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry imaging is presented. The main source of variability in DESI is thought to be the uncontrolled variability of various geometric parameters of the sprayer, primarily the position of the solvent capillary, or more specifically, its positioning within the gas capillary or nozzle. If the solvent capillary is off-center, the sprayer becomes asymmetrical, making the geometry difficult to control and compromising reproducibility...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615052/intravenous-misplacement-of-the-nephrostomy-catheter-following-percutaneous-nephrostolithotomy-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#6
Weijin Fu, Zhanbin Yang, Zhibin Xie, Haibiao Yan
BACKGROUND: Intravenous misplacement of a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) is very rare in clinical experiences. This report summarizes the characteristics and management of intravenous misplacement. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two uncommon cases of intravenous nephrostomy catheter misplacement after PCNL from among 4220 patients who underwent PCNL between January 2009 and December 2015. The tip of the tube was located in the inferior vena cava in one case and in the renal vein in the other...
June 14, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614170/implications-of-left-sided-gallbladder-in-the-emergency-setting-retrospective-review-and-top-tips-for-safe-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Hariscine K Abongwa, Belinda De Simone, Laura Alberici, Maurizio Iaria, Gennaro Perrone, Antonio Tarasconi, Gianluca Baiocchi, Nazario Portolani, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Jennifer E Manegold, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena
BACKGROUND: Left-sided gallbladder without situs viscerum inversus (LSG-woSVI) is a rare congenital anomaly. Clinical features and routine presurgical imaging could miss the anomalous position, thereby producing complications during surgery. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be performed safely, but the risk of bile duct injury (BDI) is greater than in cholecystectomy of the orthotopic gallbladder. We present a retrospective review of all scientific literature for diagnosed cases of LSG-woSVI undergoing cholecystectomy from 1996 to 2014...
June 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601980/plicae-palmatae-in-neonates-tumor-mimic-on-sonography
#8
Masahiro Kitami
Plicae palmatae are uterine cervical folds that can be misdiagnosed as a uterine septum on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Previous studies in the literature generally tend to include only adults and are limited to MRI findings. Here, we present the case of a 6-day-old girl with a tumorous lesion in her uterine isthmus on sonography. Although we considered uterine tumor as a differential diagnosis, the smooth surface and continuity with a cervical fold on the caudal side suggested that the lesion was, in fact, the tip of plicae palmatae...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599693/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
#9
Om Parkash, Aysha Khan, Saeed Hamid
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS), its causes and outcome at a tertiary care hospital. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: The Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi, from 2004 to 2014. METHODOLOGY: Aretrospective analysis of data was conducted. Apredesigned questionnaire was filled from medical records of patients with BCS. Clinical features, etiology, management and outcome was noted from 2004 to 2014...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586842/association-between-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-and-craniofacial-shape-of-children-at-12-months-of-age
#10
Evelyne Muggli, Harold Matthews, Anthony Penington, Peter Claes, Colleen O'Leary, Della Forster, Susan Donath, Peter J Anderson, Sharon Lewis, Cate Nagle, Jeffrey M Craig, Susan M White, Elizabeth J Elliott, Jane Halliday
Importance: Children who receive a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder may have a characteristic facial appearance in addition to neurodevelopmental impairment. It is not well understood whether there is a gradient of facial characteristics of children who did not receive a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder but who were exposed to a range of common drinking patterns during pregnancy. Objective: To examine the association between dose, frequency, and timing of prenatal alcohol exposure and craniofacial phenotype in 12-month-old children...
June 5, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583950/the-tip-of-the-iceberg-in-the-sub-saharan-africa-unraveling-the-real-world-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-heart-failure
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EDITORIAL
Luis E Rohde, Andréia Biolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575919/zika-virus-infection-in-pregnant-women-and-microcephaly
#12
Geraldo Duarte, Antonio Fernandes Moron, Artur Timerman, César Eduardo Fernandes, Corintio Mariani Neto, Gutemberg Leão de Almeida Filho, Heron Werner Junior, Hilka Flavia Barra do Espírito Santo, João Alfredo Piffero Steibel, João Bortoletti Filho, Juvenal Barreto Borriello de Andrade, Marcelo Burlá, Marcos Felipe Silva de Sá, Newton Eduardo Busso, Paulo César Giraldo, Renato Augusto Moreira de Sá, Renato Passini Junior, Rosiane Mattar, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco
From the discovery of the Zika virus (ZIKV) in 1947 in Uganda (Africa), until its arrival in South America, it was not known that it would affect human reproductive life so severely. Today, damage to the central nervous system is known to be multiple, and microcephaly is considered the tip of the iceberg. Microcephaly actually represents the epilogue of this infection's devastating process on the central nervous system of embryos and fetuses. As a result of central nervous system aggression by the ZIKV, this infection brings the possibility of arthrogryposis, dysphagia, deafness and visual impairment...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559810/atypical-clinical-and-serological-manifestation-of-pemphigus-vegetans-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
Rebecca Mergler, Andreas Kerstan, Enno Schmidt, Matthias Goebeler, Sandrine Benoit
Pemphigus vegetans (PVeg) is a rare variant of pemphigus vulgaris characterized by pustules and/or papillomatous vegetations, preferentially affecting intertriginous and periorificial areas. Exceptional manifestations may be misdiagnosed resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis is confirmed by immunofluorescence and detection of anti-desmoglein (Dsg) 3 and/or anti-Dsg1 antibodies. We herein report an unusual manifestation of PVeg. At the time of first presentation, lesions were restricted to the right ring finger's tip...
January 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556438/anterior-compartment-descent-a-new-measure-in-the-assessment-of-urethral-hypermobility-in-women-with-urinary-incontinence
#14
Tamara Serdinšek, Igor But
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new, simple, non-invasive test to quantify urethral hypermobility. METHODS: We reviewed data of women with urinary incontinence who were examined at the Department for General Gynaecology and Urogynaecology, Clinic for Gynaecology and Perinatology, Maribor, Slovenia, between October 2010 and March 2014. Patients' age, diagnosis, results of the Q-tip test and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification measurements were collected. In addition, a new parameter was defined as anterior compartment descent, a midline distance between the external urethral meatus and maximum descent of the anterior vaginal wall when performed the Valsalva maneuver...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555286/-management-of-arterial-hypertension
#15
J A Wermelt, H Schunkert
Arterial hypertension has a high prevalence and is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. It is a major contributor to worldwide morbidity and mortality and hence poses a huge socioeconomic burden. Despite great progress in perception, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, blood pressure control is inadequate in less than half of the hypertensive patients (<140/90 mm Hg). The diagnosis of arterial hypertension starts in most patients with the conventional office blood pressure measurement...
May 29, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553170/new-optimal-needle-entry-angle-for-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-a-retrospective-study
#16
Myong-Hwan Karm, Jun Young Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Hyun-Seok Cho, Jae-Young Lee, Koo Kwon, Jeong Hun Suh
Objective: A cervical epidural steroid injection is one of the most commonly performed interventions to manage chronic neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. Despite its many severe complications, cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTFESI) is a clinically necessary modality for managing neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. We aimed in this study to find a safer optimal needle entry angle to decrease the chance of an accidental vertebral artery (VA) puncture even with a proper needle entry angle and to visualize the target of the needle tip...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552042/t2-mapping-of-peroneal-tendons-using-clinically-relevant-subregions-in-an-asymptomatic-population
#17
Katharine J Wilson, Rachel K Surowiec, Nicholas S Johnson, Carly A Lockard, Thomas O Clanton, Charles P Ho
BACKGROUND: Peroneal tendon evaluation is particularly demanding using current magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques because of their curving path around the lateral malleolus. Quantifiable, objective data on the health of the peroneal tendons could be useful for improving diagnosis of tendon pathology and tracking post-treatment responses. The purpose of this study was to establish a method and normative T2-star (T2*) values for the peroneal tendons in a screened asymptomatic cohort using clinically reproducible subregions, providing a baseline for comparison with peroneal tendon pathology...
June 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551485/spontaneous-submental-hematoma-a-pseudo-ludwig-s-phenomenon-in-101-year-old-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Uthman Alamoudi, Yasser Alsallumi, Matthew H Rigby, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan R B Trites, Robert D Hart
OBJECTIVE: Submental hematoma or pseudo-Ludwig's phenomenon, is a rare entity seen in anticoagulated patients and can precipitate upper airway obstruction. Our objective is to present a rare case of spontaneous submental hematoma due to poorly controlled hypertension in elderly patient and to perform a literature review. CASE REPORT: 101-year-old female presented to emergency room with sudden painful swelling in the floor of mouth and slurred speech. Not on anticoagulation and no history of trauma or known allergies...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542684/utility-of-a-systematic-approach-to-teaching-photographic-nasal-analysis-to-otolaryngology-residents
#19
Jon Robitschek, Harley Dresner, Peter Hilger
Importance: Photographic nasal analysis constitutes a critical step along the path toward accurate diagnosis and precise surgical planning in rhinoplasty. The learned process by which one assesses photographs, analyzes relevant anatomical landmarks, and generates a global view of the nasal aesthetic is less widely described. Objectives: To discern the common pitfalls in performing photographic nasal analysis and to quantify the utility of a systematic approach model in teaching photographic nasal analysis to otolaryngology residents...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540318/retromalleolar-groove-deepening-in-recurrent-peroneal-tendon-dislocation-technique-tip
#20
Pim A D van Dijk, Bryan G Vopat, Daniel Guss, Alastair Younger, Christopher W DiGiovanni
Peroneal tendon dislocations are most prevalent in the active and athletic population, so accurate diagnosis and management are essential for optimal return of function. Although many nonoperative and surgical management options have been described, the optimal treatment method continues to be debated. In this technique article, a modified retromalleolar groove-deepening technique is described for addressing all anatomic variations of the posterior distal fibula and retromalleolar groove without unduly disturbing the important anatomic facets meant for retention in this region...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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