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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721628/disease-activity-handgrip-strengths-and-hand-dexterity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Palamar, G Er, R Terlemez, I Ustun, G Can, M Saridogan
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the hand joints and leading to impairment in hand functions. Evaluation of functional impairment is necessary for assessing patient's quality of life, disease activity, and treatment outcome. To date, many scientific studies assessed the disease activity of patients with RA, but little attention has been carried out to assess these patients' hand functions and dexterity. The purposes of this study were to determine the clinical relevance of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), hand dexterity with the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT), and handgrip strength and pinch strengths of RA patients and to look into their relation between each other...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710678/breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-tips-for-the-diagnosis-of-silicone-induced-granuloma-of-a-breast-implant-capsule-sigbic
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REVIEW
Eduardo de Faria Castro Fleury, Ana Claudia Gianini, Veronica Ayres, Luciana C Ramalho, Rodrigo Oliveira Seleti, Decio Roveda
Complications resulting from the placement of silicone breast implants are becoming more frequent in our clinical practice. This is due to the increase in breast aesthetic surgeries at the beginning of the century, where breast augmentation using silicone implants was the main intervention performed. Generally, studies that discuss the complications of breast implants are restricted to reports of intra- or extra-capsular ruptures, contractures and haematomas. Currently, much importance has been given to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) as a more severe complication related to silicone implants...
August 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693908/pathology-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-facts-misconceptions-and-practical-tips-for-pathologists
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REVIEW
Deepali Jain, Subha Ghosh, Lucileia Teixeira, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay
Most pathologists are familiar with the microscopic features of tuberculosis and the need to examine special stains for acid-fast bacteria (AFB) in cases of granulomatous lung disease. However, misconceptions do exist, including the concept that finding AFB in "caseating granulomas" confirms the diagnosis of tuberculosis. This dogma is attributable to the high prevalence of tuberculosis in many countries, as well as unfamiliarity with the microscopic spectrum of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease. This review aims to provide surgical pathologists with practical tips to identify AFB, illustrate the histologic overlap between pulmonary tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, and highlight the importance of cultures in this setting...
June 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688125/novel-ex-vivo-training-model-for-free-hand-insertion-using-a-double-bending-peroral-direct-cholangioscope
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Sakiko Tsukamoto Naito, Takao Itoi, Kenjiro Yamamoto, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shujiro Tsuji, Reina Tanaka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Shuntaro Mukai, Yukitoshi Matsunami, Yasutsugu Asai, Yuichi Nagakawa, Nobuhito Ikeuchi, Atsushi Sofuni
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Several experts of direct peroral videocholangioscopy (D-PVCS) using a conventional ultraslim endoscope have reported its usefulness for the diagnosis and therapy of biliary tract diseases. We have additionally developed a dedicated double-bending D-PVCS (DBD-PVCS) technique for free-hand scope insertion. In this study, we developed an ex-vivo training model for the free-hand DBD-PVCS technique and compared it with the technique using a conventional ultraslim endoscope...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685257/budd-chiari-syndrome-hepatic-venous-outflow-tract-obstruction
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REVIEW
Dominique-Charles Valla
BACKGROUND: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease characterized by hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction (HVOTO). METHODS: Recent literature has been analyzed for this narrative review. RESULTS: Primary BCS/HVOTO is a result of thrombosis. The same patient often has multiple risk factors for venous thrombosis and most have at least one. Presentation and etiology may differ between Western and certain Eastern countries. Myeloproliferative neoplasms are present in 40% of patients and are usually associated with the V617F-JAK2 mutation in myeloid cells, in particular peripheral blood granulocytes...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682861/right-femoral-pathological-fracture-caused-by-primary-bone-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-case-report
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Yatong Li, Xiongfei Zou, Xiaoyan Chang, Xiao Chang, Shengfang Sun, Baozhong Zhang
RATIONALE: Epithelioid angiosarcoma (EAS) is an extremely rare malignant disease, which accounts no more than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas. In this article, we would report a new case of EAS with multiple bone destruction and right femoral pathological fracture, which was an even rarer manifestation of EAS. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case, a 64-year-old man with right femoral fracture was reported. He had suffered from a progressive low back pain for about 8 months, and the imaging examinations prompted a multiple bone destruction in his vertebra and lower limbs...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680629/an-isolated-traumatic-fracture-of-the-malleus-handle
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Sertac Yetiser
Traumatic fracture of the malleus handle without tympanic membrane perforation is a rare incidence. Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss can only be confirmed with manipulation of the ossicles under sedation as computerized tomography is not informative. We present a 39-year-old lady with Q-tip injury when she get sudden phone call.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675622/early-radiological-intervention-and-haematology-screening-is-associated-with-excellent-outcomes-in-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Allison Mo, Adam Testro, Janine French, Marcus Robertson, Peter Angus, Andrew Grigg
BACKGROUND: Budd Chiari Syndrome (BCS) is a rare and life-threatening disorder, resulting from thrombosis of the hepatic veins. Various treatments including pharmacological, radiological and surgical interventions have been used. AIM: We aimed to retrospectively describe our institution's experience with management of patients with BCS. RESULTS: Between 2000 and 2012, 27 patients with primary BCS presented with a median Rotterdam score of 1...
July 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652665/application-of-novel-magnified-single-balloon-enteroscopy-for-a-patient-with-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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Masaki Murata, Shigeki Bamba, Kenichiro Takahashi, Hirotsugu Imaeda, Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Ryoji Kushima, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Akira Andoh
We present a case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) in which the entire intestine was observed using a prototype of magnifying single-balloon enteroscope (SIF Y-0007, Olympus). CCS is a rare, non-familial gastrointestinal polyposis with ectodermal abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing magnified intestinal lesions of CCS. A 73-year-old female visited our hospital with complaints of diarrhea and dysgeusia. The blood test showed mild anemia and hypoalbuminemia. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy revealed diffuse and reddened sessile to semi-pedunculated polyps, resulting in the diagnosis of CCS...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643813/-polymyalgia-rheumatica-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-issues-of-an-apparently-straightforward-disease
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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/28603244/revision-of-i-marphysa-i-de-quatrefages-1865-and-some-species-of-i-nicidion%C3%A2-i-kinberg-1865-with-the-erection-of-a-new-genus-polychaeta-eunicidae-from-the-grand-caribbean
#17
Isabel C Molina-Acevedo, Luis F Carrera-Parra
Nine species of Marphysa from the Grand Caribbean Region are recognized and described based on the type and non-type specimens. One species is formally described as new: M. emiliae n. sp., and one is re-established as a valid species: M. fragilis Treadwell, 1911. The diagnosis of Nicidion Kinberg, 1865 is restricted based on novel features of the maxillary apparatus. Nicidion angeli (Carrera-Parra & Salazar-Vallejo, 1998) is redescribed, and two species that previously belonged to Marphysa, are transferred to Nicidion: N...
March 8, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601980/plicae-palmatae-in-neonates-tumor-mimic-on-sonography
#18
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
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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
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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
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