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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429047/therapeutic-outcome-of-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-osteoid-osteoma
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Louis Lassalle, R Campagna, G Corcos, A Babinet, F Larousserie, J Stephanazzi, A Feydy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term outcome of computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation (CT-guided RFA) in patients with suspected osteoid osteoma (OO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-center retrospective study. Patients with clinical suspicion and imaging diagnosis of osteoid osteoma were treated by CT-guided RFA using the same device with either a 7- or 10-mm active tip electrode. Specific precautions were applied in case of articular or spinal OO. Patients were contacted by phone to evaluate the long-term outcome in terms of pain, ability to perform daily activities (including sports), and long-term complications...
April 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411713/cosmetic-sclerotherapy
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Jennifer J Watson, M Ashraf Mansour
Telangiectasias and spider veins are considered a common cosmetic concern for both women and men. Sclerotherapy is a frequently used, low-risk, and highly successful method to treat these venous problems. This article reviews the pathophysiology and diagnosis of telangiectasias and reticular veins as well as the currently available agents and techniques of sclerotherapy. The possible complications and adverse outcomes of sclerotherapy are described. Standard care and follow-up for patients after the procedure are outlined...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400970/niemann-pick-type-c-disease-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-a-review-of-neuropsychiatric-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
William R H Evans, Chris J Hendriksz
Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) disease is a rare neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disorder. It is highly heterogeneous, and there is limited awareness of a substantial subgroup that has an attenuated adolescent/adult-onset disease. In these patients psychiatric features, often a psychosis, may dominate the initial impression, although often there is an associated ataxia and cognitive impairment. Typically, patients experience a substantial diagnostic delay. In this review we highlight the importance of early recognition and discuss the pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric presentation and recent changes in the investigation and work-up of these patients, and treatment options...
April 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384848/surgical-implications-of-portal-vein-variations-and-liver-segmentations-a-recent-update
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REVIEW
Showkathali Iqbal, Raiz Iqbal, Faiz Iqbal
The Couinaud's liver segmentation is based on the identification of portal vein bifurcation and origin of hepatic veins. It is widely used clinically, because it is better suited for surgery and is more accurate in localizing and monitoring various intra parenchymal lesions. According to standard anatomy, the portal vein bifurcates into right and left branches; the left vein drains segment II, III and IV and the right vein divides into two secondary branches - the anterior portal vein drains segments V and VIII, and the posterior drains segments VI and VII...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379183/rapid-identification-of-pathogenic-variants-in-two-cases-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-by-gene-panel-sequencing
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Chi-Chun Ho, Shuk-Mui Tai, Edmond Chi-Nam Lee, Timothy Shin-Heng Mak, Timothy Kam-Tim Liu, Victor Wai-Lun Tang, Wing-Tat Poon
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a common inherited peripheral neuropathy affecting up to 1 in 1214 of the general population with more than 60 nuclear genes implicated in its pathogenesis. Traditional molecular diagnostic pathways based on relative prevalence and clinical phenotyping are limited by long turnaround time, population-specific prevalence of causative variants and inability to assess multiple co-existing variants. In this study, a CMT gene panel comprising 27 genes was used to uncover the pathogenic mutations in two index patients...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378483/important-malignant-and-new-nail-tumors
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Eckart Haneke
The nail apparatus is an integral part of the functional unit of the digital tip. Although overall uncommon, all cells and tissues occurring in this area can give rise to neoplastic lesions. Given the special anatomical location, such tumors frequently show morphological and symptom-related differences compared to similar lesions located elsewhere on the skin. Though particularly threatening, there is often a substantial delay in the diagnosis of Bowen's disease, ungual squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma...
April 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375849/nanoscale-patterning-of-gold-coated-optical-fibers-for-improved-plasmonic-sensing
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Iulia Antohe, Dragana Spasic, Filip Delport, Jiaqi Li, Jeroen Lammertyn
Merging surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to fiber optic (FO) technology has brought remarkable achievements in the field by offering attractive advantages over the conventional prism-based SPR platforms, such as simplicity, cost-effectiveness and miniaturization. However, the performance of the existing FO-SPR instruments mainly depends on the device surface condition and in particular on the structural aspect of the thin gold (Au) plasmonic film deposited on the FO substrate. In this work, a simple cost-effective colloidal lithography technique (CLT) was adapted and applied for the first time to the micrometer-sized FO substrate, to design end reflection-type FO-SPR sensors with periodic arrays of Au triangularly-shaped nanostructures on the Au mirror FO tip distal end...
April 4, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373758/typhoid-intestinal-perforation-in-developing-countries-still-unavoidable-deaths
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Contini
Typhoid fever is a public health challenge mostly concentrated in impoverished, overcrowded areas of the developing world, with lack of safe drinking and sanitation. The most serious complication is typhoid intestinal perforation (TIP), observed in 0.8% to 39%, with a striking rate difference between high-income and low-middle-income countries. Although the mortality rate consequent to TIP in resource-poor countries is improved in the last decades, it is still fluctuating from 5% to 80%, due to surgical- and not surgical-related constraints...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362706/prostate-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#9
Ali Amin
Prostate ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a rare subtype of prostate adenocarcinoma that shows more aggressive behavior than conventional prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma. PDA demonstrates similar clinical and paraclinical features such as prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma; therefore, clinical distinction of the 2 entities is very difficult (if not impossible) and histopathology plays an important role in the diagnosis of the disease. This review discusses all the necessary information needed for the diagnosis and prognosis of PDA including the morphologic features of PDA, an introduction about the known variants of PDA with helpful hints in grading of each variant, tips on differential diagnosis of PDA from the common morphologic mimickers, a detailed discussion on the value of immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of PDA, and pathologic features that are helpful in determining the outcome...
March 30, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361299/invasive-and-non-invasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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REVIEW
Jonathan Chung-Fai Leung, Thomson Chi-Wang Loong, James Pang, Jeremy Lok Wei, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
Portal hypertension is the central driver of complications in patients with chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis. The diagnosis of portal hypertension has important prognostic and clinical implications. In particular, screening for varices in patients with portal hypertension can effectively reduce the morbidity and mortality of variceal bleeding. In this article, we review the invasive and non-invasive methods to assess portal hypertension. Hepatic venous pressure gradient remains the gold standard to measure portal pressure but is invasive and seldom performed outside expert centers and research settings...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361020/role-of-dynamic-computed-tomography-scans-in-patients-with-congenital-craniovertebral-junction-malformations
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Otávio Turolo da Silva, Enrico Ghizoni, Helder Tedeschi, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
AIM: To evaluate the role of dynamic computed tomography (CT) scan imaging in diagnosing craniovertebral junction (CVJ) instability in patients with congenital CVJ malformations. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic congenital CVJ malformations who underwent posterior fossa decompression and had a preoperative dynamic CT scan in flexion and extended position were included in this study. Measurements of the following craniometrical parameters were taken in flexed and extended neck position: Atlanto-dental interval (ADI), distance of the odontoid tip to the Chamberlain's line, and the clivus-canal angle (CCA)...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359212/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-adolescents-with-hiv-aids-pediatric-advance-care-planning
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Maureen E Lyon, Lawrence J D'Angelo, Ronald H Dallas, Pamela S Hinds, Patricia A Garvie, Megan L Wilkins, Ana Garcia, Linda Briggs, Patricia M Flynn, Sohail R Rana, Yao Iris Cheng, Jichuan Wang
The objective of this study is to determine if pediatric advance care planning (pACP) increases adolescent/family congruence in end-of-life (EOL) treatment preferences longitudinally. Adolescents aged 14-21 years with HIV/AIDS and their families were randomized (N = 105 dyads) to three-60-minute sessions scheduled one week apart: either the pACP intervention (survey administered independently, facilitated conversation with adolescent and family present, completion of legal advance directive document with adolescent and family present) or an active control (developmental history, safety tips, nutrition and exercise education)...
March 30, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355953/novel-fork-tip-needles-versus-standard-needles-for-eus-guided-tissue-acquisition-from-solid-masses-of-the-upper-gi-tract-a-matched-cohort-study
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Manol Jovani, Wasif M Abidi, Linda S Lee
BACKGROUND: There are very few available data on the novel SharkCore™ needles for EUS-FNB. AIM: Comparison of the performance of the SharkCore™ needles with the standard EUS-FNA needles for the diagnosis of solid upper GI masses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-center, retrospective cohort study in an academic tertiary referral hospital. Patients were matched 1:1 for the site of the lesion and the presence or absence of rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE)...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355402/budd-chiari-syndrome-secondary-to-catheter-associated-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis
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Gustavo N Araujo, Luciane M Restelatto, Carlos A Prompt, Cristina Karohl
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for thrombotic complications. The use of central venous catheters as dialysis vascular access additionally increases this risk. We describe the first case of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) secondary to central venous catheter misplacement in a patient with CKD. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old female patient with HIV/AIDS and CKD on hemodialysis was admitted to the emergency room for complaints of fever, prostration, and headache in the last six days...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355344/psychiatric-event-in-multiple-sclerosis-could-it-be-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Moussa A Chalah, Samar S Ayache
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Psychiatric comorbidities are highly prevalent in patients with MS, and can have drastic impact on quality of life and interpersonal relationships. Despite this high prevalence, whether psychiatric manifestations may represent the first signs of MS is still debatable. This constitutes an important issue, since early diagnosis of "psychiatric-onset MS" would result in prompt management, which usually ameliorates long-term prognosis...
March 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348945/infective-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-celiac-disease-after-central-venous-catheter-insertion
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Murtaza Sundhu, Suryanarayan Mohapatra, Salome Arobelidze, Parveen Gundelly, Anil Kumar Changarath Vijayan
There is an increasing incidence of infective endocarditis secondary to central venous catheters, which is termed as 'healthcare-associated infective endocarditis'. There is an increased risk of getting infective endocarditis in conditions with malnutrition and also if the tip of the central venous catheter is deep in the right atrium close to the tricuspid valve. We present a case of 31-year-old female who had all these risk factors. She was admitted to the hospital for the work up of the weight loss and was diagnosed with celiac disease...
February 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341428/renal-papillary-necrosis-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-how-to-recognize-this-forgotten-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Michaël M E L Henderickx, Tim Brits, Karen De Baets, Mattias Seghers, Philip Maes, Dominique Trouet, Stefan De Wachter, Gunter De Win
INTRODUCTION: Renal papillary necrosis is not commonly seen in daily practice, but can have severe consequences when it is not diagnosed in time. It is known to be associated with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies; however a wide range of etiologies are possible, and it is therefore not the first diagnosis clinicians consider in patients with sickle cell disease who present with hematuria. METHODS: A literature search was performed to summarize the current knowledge about renal papillary necrosis associated with sickle cell disease...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335998/point-shear-wave-elastography-to-evaluate-and-monitor-changing-portal-venous-pressure-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#18
Hao Han, Jian Yang, Yu-Zheng Zhuge, Ming Zhang, Min Wu
This study evaluated whether the stiffness of the liver and spleen, measured using the point shear wave elastography (pSWE) technique, correlates with portal venous pressure (PVP) and whether the result extends to estimate the diminishing change in PVP (ΔPVP) in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. We evaluated the data of 67 prospectively enrolled patients who underwent both transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and pSWE. The stiffness of liver and spleen were evaluated by measuring shear wave velocity (SWV) to determine the statistical correlation with PVP...
March 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331412/a-review-of-the-pseudobarbus-afer-peters-1864-species-complex-teleostei-cyprinidae-in-the-eastern-cape-fold-ecoregion-of-south-africa
#19
Albert Chakona, Paul H Skelton
The Eastern Cape redfin, Pseudobarbus afer, has long been considered to be a single widespread and variable species occurring in multiple isolated river systems in the Cape Fold Ecoregion (CFE) at the southern tip of Africa. Mitochondrial cytochrome b and control region sequence data of individuals from populations currently assigned to Pseudobarbus afer across the species' distribution range revealed existence of four deeply divergent taxonomic units: (i) the Mandela lineage confined to the Sundays, Swartkops and Baakens river systems, (ii) the Krom lineage endemic to the Krom River system, (iii) the St Francis lineage occurring in the Gamtoos and adjacent river systems, and (iv) the Forest lineage occurring in several coastal river systems from the Tsitsikamma to the Klein Brak River system...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303832/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-emerging-pathogen-in-central-nervous-system-shunt-infection
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Preeti Lata Bhatia, Sunil Lilani, Ritesh Shirpurkar, Chhaya Chande, Shrikant Joshi, Abhay Chowdhary
Central nervous system (CNS) shunts are commonly used to treat patients with hydrocephalus. Its placement is associated with increased risk of infection. The study was intended to evaluate infection rate associated with CNS shunt surgeries and identify risk factors for shunt infection. The frequency and characterisation of aetiological agents along with their antibiotic resistance pattern were also studied. A prospective study of 86 patients who underwent 97 surgeries over a period of 18 months was conducted...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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