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Emmett Harrison, Paul B A Dhillon
INTRODUCTION: Rural family physicians are often required to meet a wide variety of medical service demands that are otherwise the responsibility of specialty physicians in urban centres. However, many rural physicians enjoy the practice variety and ability to meet patients' medical needs through this wider spectrum of care. We aimed to quantify and summarize the workload and clinical disorders seen by rural family physicians in Saskatchewan relative to urban family physicians. METHODS: We used Saskatchewan Ministry of Health billing data for 2015/16 to compare rural and urban care provision...
2018: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
Frantisek Nehaj, Juraj Sokol, Michal Mokan, Veronika Jankovicova, Frantisek Kovar, Marianna Kubaskova, Stanislav Mizera, Marian Mokan
The patient database at the First Department of Internal Medicine in Martin, the Central Slovak Institute for Cardiac and Vascular Diseases in Banska Bystrica, and the National Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Bratislava was searched to identify patients with benign tumors of the heart seen during the 5-year period between 2011 and 2016. Forty-one patients with primary cardiac myxomas were identified and their medical records were reviewed for details pertaining to presenting symptoms, staging modalities, treatment approaches, and outcomes...
2018: BioMed Research International
B M Fitzgibbon, K E Hoy, L A Knox, E K Guymer, G Littlejohn, D Elliot, L E Wambeek, S McQueen, K A Elford, S J Lee, P G Enticott, P B Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic disorder with few effective treatments currently available. One promising treatment option is repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique that has shown promise in disorders effecting the central nervous system. METHODS: We assessed the efficacy of a course of high-frequency (10Hz) left-hemisphere dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) rTMS in 26 patients (14 active; 12 sham) with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Alessandro Antônio Costa Pereira, Christian Barros Ferreira, João Adolfo Costa Hanemann, Livia Maris Ribeiro Paranaiba, Patricia Peres Iucif Pereira, Carla Isabelly Rodrigues-Fernandes, Celeste Sánchez-Romero, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Felipe Paiva Fonseca
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) is a rare B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder driven by Esptein-Barr virus (EBV) that most commonly affects the lungs, although extra pulmonary sites like the central nervous system, skin, liver and kidney can also be involved. It is microscopically characterized by an angiocentric and angiodestructive growth pattern, predominantly composed by small T-cells, although a smaller population of atypical large B-cells is considered the true neoplastic component. Oral cavity involvement of LYG has rarely been described and the diagnosis of this neoplasm is very difficult...
March 14, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Hemangi Rawal, Bhoomika M Patel
The World Health Organization suggests that the cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the major cause of mortality and account for two-thirds of the deaths all over the world. These diseases kill about 17 million people every year and 3 in every 10 deaths are due to these diseases. The past decade has seen considerable improvements in diagnosis as well as treatment of various heart diseases. Various new therapeutic targets are being identified through in-depth knowledge of the disease mechanisms which has favored the testing of new strategies leading to newer treatment options...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
S Geyl, J Jacques, S Parreau, A Cypierre, T Tabouret, G Gondran, K H Ly, E Liozon, F X Lapébie, H Bezanahary, S Palat, J Monteil, V Loustaud-Ratti, A L Fauchais
INTRODUCTION: Upper digestive symptoms may be present in up to 50% of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). We report a retrospective cohort of gastroparesis in a population of pSS presenting unexplained dyspepsia. Delayed gastric emptying was defined by a gastric emptying time above 113min or by a retention percentage at 4h more than 10% on scintigraphy. RESULTS: Eleven patients with primary Sjögren syndrome and gastroparesis were included in a retrospective study...
March 8, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Xiaoke Li, Shuo Qi, Yuntao Jiao, Jing Gao, Hongbo Du
RATIONALE: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) with initial manifestations of constipation and intestinal obstruction (IO) is rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 50-year-old Chinese male patient was admitted to the gastroenterology department due to constipation and abdominal distention for 8 days. He had experienced intermittent back pain for 3 years prior to admission. Based on abdominal radiography, he was initially diagnosed with IO and treated with meal restriction and enemas...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
M J Rothmann, P R Jakobsen, C M Jensen, A P Hermann, A C Smith, J Clemensen
This systematic review provides synthesised knowledge and guidance to health professionals on the experiences and perspectives of being diagnosed with osteoporosis from the patient's point of view. Using individuals' experiences and meanings can promote tailored and targeted information and guidance on osteoporosis, bone care and treatment at different stages of the osteoporosis trajectory. INTRODUCTION: To be diagnosed with osteoporosis with or without fragility fractures affects individuals differently...
March 6, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Mariëtte Z Meulekamp, Peter van der Wurff, Alfred van der Meer, Cees Lucas
BACKGROUND: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition of pain induced by exercise, and it is characterized by muscle swelling and impaired muscle function in the lower leg. Given the diversity in the diagnosis and treatment of CECS, it is desirable to determine variables pertaining to prognosis and recovery. The purpose of this study is to identify prognostic factors for conservative treatment outcomes in servicemen with CECS who were treated at a Military Rehabilitation Center...
November 28, 2017: Military Medical Research
Ruchi Gupta, Shuchi Smita, Ruchi Sinha, Neetu Sinha, Lakshmi Sinha
We present a case of 20-year-old woman who presented with a large pedunculated skin covered mass lesion arising from the left thigh, measuring 40 × 25 cm, with no history of pain or skin ulceration and a feeling of a lump with dragging pain in the left side of the abdomen for about 7 years. Subsequently, ultrasound, contrast-enhanced computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of abdomen and left thigh region were carried out. The lesion was broad-based toward the left upper thigh with a central core of interspersed fat supplied by branches of the superficial and deep femoral arteries...
February 27, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Khalil El-Chammas, Manu R Sood
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIP) is defined by either continuous or intermittent symptoms of bowel obstruction in the absence of fixed lumen excluding lesion. CIP includes a heterogeneous group of disorders which result either from diseases affecting the enteric neurons and smooth muscle lining or those involving the autonomic innervation of the bowel. Symptoms associated with CIP are nonspecific, which can sometimes contribute to the delay in recognizing the condition and making the correct diagnosis...
March 2018: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Marcello Di Nisio, Iris M Wichers, Saskia Middeldorp
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis (ST) of the legs remains poorly defined. While improving or relieving the local painful symptoms, treatment should aim at preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE), which might complicate the natural history of ST. This is the third update of a review first published in 2007. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of topical, medical, and surgical treatments for ST of the leg in improving local symptoms and decreasing thromboembolic complications...
February 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jendrik Hardes, Georg Gosheger, Timo Budny
Bone sarcomas are extremely rare representing approximately 0.2% among all cancer types. Due to the rarity of these tumors both the patients and the physicians can overlook or misinterpret the first often unspecific symptoms of these tumors (pain, limping and swelling). Therefore, radiographic examination (X-ray and/or MRI) of the involved region in case of inexplicable symptoms is strongly recommended. The most common primary malignant bone tumor entity is osteosarcoma, followed by chondrosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Akash Ganguly, Joanne Warner, Hifz Aniq
OBJECTIVE: Central metatarsalgia relates to abnormalities of the second, third, and fourth metatarsals and their respective metatarsophalangeal joints. A variety of disorders present with central forefoot pain; they range from traumatic lesions (acute or chronic repetitive), inflammatory and infective disorders, nonneoplastic soft-tissue lesions, and benign tumors to malignant lesions. Patients often present with symptoms of localized pain in the forefoot that worsens on weight bearing (walking or running), which can be sharp or dull and often is perceived as a lump felt inside or underneath the foot and described as walking on a marble or pebbles...
February 22, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Cristina Oana Mărginean, Lorena Elena Meliţ, Emoke Horvath, Horea Gozar, Mihaela Ioana Chinceşan
RATIONALE: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma remains an unpredictable condition in pediatric patients. PATIENT CONCERNS: Our first case describes an 8-year-old boy with a history of iron deficiency anemia, admitted in our clinic for recurrent abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrheic stools, and fever. The second case also describes an 8-year-old boy admitted for abdominal pain and vomiting. The 3rd case refers to a 4 years and 10 months old boy admitted in our clinic with abdominal pain and loss of appetite, who was initially admitted in the Pediatrics Surgery Clinic with the suspicion of appendicitis...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alise Kalteniece, Maryam Ferdousi, Ioannis Petropoulos, Shazli Azmi, Safwaan Adam, Hassan Fadavi, Andrew Marshall, Andrew J M Boulton, Nathan Efron, Catharina G Faber, Giuseppe Lauria, Handrean Soran, Rayaz A Malik
We assessed whether a measure of more distal corneal nerve fibre loss at the inferior whorl(IW) region is better than proximal measures of central corneal nerve damage in relation to the diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy(DPN), painful DPN and quality of life(QoL). Participants underwent detailed assessment of neuropathy, QoL using the SF36 questionnaire, pain visual analogue score(VAS), and corneal confocal microscopy(CCM). Corneal nerve fibre density (CNFD), branch density (CNBD) and length (CNFL) at the central cornea and inferior whorl length (IWL) and average(ANFL) and total(TNFL) nerve fibre length were compared in patients with and without DPN and between patients with and without painful DPN and in relation to QoL...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Laura Leci-Tahiri, Harieta Zherka-Saracini, Afrim Tahiri, Adhurim Koshi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to analyze characteristics of patients with bilateral internal jugular vein thrombosis in our department during a 1-year period. Internal jugular vein thrombosis refers to an intraluminal thrombus occurring anywhere from the intracranial internal jugular vein to the junction of the internal jugular vein and the subclavian vein, which form the brachiocephalic vein. It can occur spontaneously or as a complication of head and neck infections, surgery, central venous lines, local malignancy, polycytemia, hyperhomocysteinemia, neck massage, or intravenous drug abuse...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Annie Chen, Elise De, Charles Argoff
Objective: To demonstrate the prevalence of small fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) in patients with refractory chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Design: Retrospective study of prospective database. Subjects: Participants were complex CPP patients recruited from subspecity referral clinics defined as those who were refractory to initial treatment and/or exhibited comorbid pain syndromes at initial presentation. Methods: Comprehensive treatment history for CPP was obtained, and participants referred as above; 3-mm punch biopsies were obtained of the lower extremity and sent to diagnostic reference labs to evaluate for SFPN...
February 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Calero, Ismael Fernandez-Fernandez, Luis Javier Molero-Ballester, Catalina Matamalas-Massanet, Luis Moreno-Mejias, Joan Ernest de Pedro-Gomez, Ian Blanco-Mavillard, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio
INTRODUCTION: Patients with difficult venous access experience undesirable effects during healthcare, such as delayed diagnosis and initiation of treatment, stress and pain related to the technique and reduced satisfaction. This study aims to identify risk factors with which to model the appearance of difficulty in achieving peripheral venous puncture in hospital treatment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Case-control study. We will include adult patients requiring peripheral venous cannulation in eight public hospitals, excluding those in emergency situations and women in childbirth or during puerperium...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Aghygh Heidari, Samsam Dabiri, Feridoun Sabzi
Angiosarcomas of the uterine is a malignant and poor prognostic tumor and can either be a primary sarcoma or arising secondary to radiotherapy of a more complex tumor. Primary uterine angiosarcomas are exceptional and probably arise from embryonic vascular remnants, teratoma or from the rich uterine vasculature. We reported a rare case of primary angiosarcoma of uterine that at the time of diagnosis presented with sign and symptom of local and distant metastasis. The patient presented with dyspnea, chest pain, and history of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
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