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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640793/intraoperative-computed-tomography-ct-for-treating-giant-carotid-intracavernous-aneurysms
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Zhe Xue, Fuyu Wang, Zhenghui Sun, Hui Zhang, Chen Wu, Dongsheng Kong, Bainan Xu
BACKGROUND Giant carotid intracavernous aneurysm refers to those lesions larger than 2.5 cm and derived from a cavernous segment, accounting for about 30% of all intracranial tumors. Dynamic CT perfusion imaging (PCT) is a common method recently employed to evaluate cerebral perfusion. This study investigated the efficacy and clinical application of intraoperative CT in the surgery for giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 23 cases with giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm...
June 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636859/case-19-2017-a-53-year-old-woman-with-leg-numbness-and-weakness
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William S David, Michael P Bowley, William A Mehan, John H Shin, Elizabeth R Gerstner, John C DeWitt
Presentation of Case. Dr. Kristyn M. Spera (Neurology): A 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis was admitted to this hospital because of progressive asymmetric hypoesthesia and weakness in the legs. The patient had been in her usual health until 4 months before this admission, when..
June 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635099/effects-of-electronic-device-overuse-by-university-students-in-relation-to-clinical-status-and-anatomical-variations-of-the-median-nerve-and-transverse-carpal-ligament
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Eugenia Hoi Chi Woo, Peter White, Christopher Wai Keung Lai
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the results of a questionnaire, provocative tests, and ultrasonographic measurements of carpal tunnel morphological parameters in intensive and nonintensive electronic device users. METHODS: Forty-eight university students (equal numbers of intensive and nonintensive users, ≥5 h/day and <5 h/day of electronic device usage, respectively) were randomly selected after questionnaire responses were received and evaluated clinically and by ultrasonography...
June 21, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634657/longitudinal-perceptions-of-the-side-effects-of-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-gynecological-cancer
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Hui-Chun Hsu, Su-Yu Tsai, Shang-Liang Wu, Shiow-Roug Jeang, Mei-Yao Ho, Wen-Shiung Liou, An-Jen Chiang, Tsung-Hsien Chang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the incidence and difference of side effects among six courses of chemotherapy (C/T) in gynecological cancer patients. METHODS: The study period was from Sep. 2010 to Dec. 2011 at the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. The treating protocols, courses, and drugs of C/T in patient were considered according to the different malignant cancers and clinical conditions. The patient data of age, marriage status, education, religion, and experiences of C/T were collected...
June 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634549/a-qualitative-study-of-quality-of-life-concerns-following-a-melanoma-diagnosis
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Rachel I Vogel, Lori G Strayer, Rehana L Ahmed, Anne Blaes, DeAnn Lazovich
The goal of this study was to identify a relevant and inclusive list of quality of life issues among long-term survivors of melanoma. Individuals diagnosed with stage I-III cutaneous melanoma and had survived 1-5 years, ages 18-65 years at diagnosis, were recruited. Five focus groups were conducted with 33 participants in total. Discussions centered on participants' experiences at diagnosis, as well as ongoing physical, emotional, and social concerns, and behavioral changes since diagnosis. The majority of participants reported shock, fear, and feeling overwhelmed at the time of diagnosis...
2017: Journal of Skin Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634505/a-57-year-old-man-with-headache-numbness-and-weakness
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Sam Snider, Shamik Bhattacharyya
We present the case of a 57-year-old man with headache, numbness, and weakness. We review the differential diagnosis and discuss the relevant imaging. Once the diagnosis is evident, we review the natural history and evidence in support of each possible treatment.
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622572/differential-predictive-value-of-ptsd-symptom-clusters-for-mental-health-care-among-iraq-and-afghanistan-veterans-following-ptsd-diagnosis
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Noelle B Smith, Jack Tsai, Robert H Pietrzak, Joan M Cook, Rani Hoff, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem
OBJECTIVES: Veterans from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are being diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at high rates. This study examined characteristics associated with mental health service utilization, specifically psychotherapy, through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in a large cohort of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans newly diagnosed with PTSD. METHOD: This study utilized national VA administrative data from Iraq and Afghanistan veterans following an initial diagnosis of PTSD and completed a self-report measure of PTSD symptoms between Fiscal Years 2008-2012 (N=52,456; 91...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620140/comparison-of-tumor-biology-of-two-distinct-cell-sub-populations-in-lung-cancer-stem-cells
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Jianyu Wang, Zhiwei Sun, Yongli Liu, Liangsheng Kong, Shixia Zhou, Junlin Tang, Hongmei Rosie Xing
3Characterization of the stem-like properties of cancer stem cells (CSCs) remain indirect and qualitative, especially the ability of CSCs to undergo asymmetric cell division for self renewal and differentiation, a unique property of cells of stem origin. It is partly due to the lack of stable cellular models of CSCs. In this study, we developed a new approach for CSC isolation and purification to derive a CSC-enriched cell line (LLC-SE). By conducting five consecutive rounds of single cell cloning using the LLC-SE cell line, we obtained two distinct sub-population of cells within the Lewis lung cancer CSCs that employed largely symmetric division for self-renewal (LLC-SD) or underwent asymmetric division for differentiation (LLC-ASD)...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
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Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612650/pediatric-nurses-ethical-difficulties-in-the-bedside-care-of-children
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Kwisoon Choe, Yoonjung Kim, Yoonseo Yang
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nurses experience ethically difficult situations in their everyday work. Several studies have been conducted to reveal ethical issues among pediatric nurses; we do not think their ethical difficulties have been explored sufficiently from their own perspective. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the ethical difficulties faced by pediatric nurses during bedside care for hospitalized children. METHODS: A phenomenological approach was used to collect and analyze interview data from 14 female pediatric nurses in South Korea...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612563/-expression-and-clinical-significance-of-numb-and-p53-proteins-in-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma
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Min Xu, Hong-Ju He, Huan Zhang, Ao Wang, Jie Chen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression and clinical significance of Numb and P53 proteins in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. METHODS: We co-tested the expressions of Numb and P53 proteins in epithelial ovarian tissues by immunohistochemistry, including 20 cases of normal tissues, 29 cases of benign tumors, 35 cases of borderline ovarian tumors and 87 cases of epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Their clinical significance was analyzed. RESULTS: The positive expression rates of Numb protein in normal ovarian tissues, benign ovarian tumors, borderline ovarian tumors and epithelial ovarian carcinoma were 5%, 13...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603913/a-common-complication-of-myelofibrosis-presenting-as-a-rare-finding-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology
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Roberto Ruiz-Cordero, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Gene Landon
Herein, we present a rare case of intracranial extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) diagnosed by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic, and pathologic findings. A 65 year-old man with a history of progressing primary myelofibrosis was admitted for headaches and right facial numbness. A brain MRI revealed focal abnormalities that were suspicious for leptomeningeal involvement of acute leukemia. Cytologic examination of CSF demonstrated a hypercellular specimen composed of hematopoietic cells including few blasts, as well as maturing red blood cells and granulocytic cells...
June 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598459/true-brachial-artery-aneurysm-presenting-as-a-non-pulsatile-mass
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A Pradhananga, X Chao
Brachial artery aneurysms are rare disease that can be encountered. It is divided into true and false. The frequency of true aneurysm of the brachial artery is so much unusual. So, we present a case of a 59 year old male who presented to us with complaint of mass in left upper limb since many years ago. Now, there was sudden onset of progressive pain with coldness, numbness, tingling sensation and blackish discolouration of skin from 8 hours. The left upper limb was pulseless and color Doppler ultrasound showed a non-pulsatile aneurysm at the mid level of left brachial artery associated with arterial occlusion in its distal branch by thrombus...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598117/-expression-level-of-membrane-associated-proteins-numb-in-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-and-its-relationship
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Hong Jing, Xiao-Yu Liu, Ya-Li Chen, Li-Ping Bai, Ai Zheng
OBJECTIVES: To explore the expression level of membrane-associated protein Numb in epithelial ovarian carcinoma and its relationship with ovarian cancer stem cell markers CD117,CD133,acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 1(ALDH1). METHODS: A total of 136 patients who had ovarian tumors and 22 patients who had not ovarian tumors in Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics,West China Second University Hospital,Sichuan University were chosen as the study subjects.According to the histopathologic examination results,they were divided into epithelial ovarian carcinoma group (n=92),ovarian borderline tumor group (n=23),ovarian benign tumor group (n=21) and normal ovary group (n=22)...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597806/sinonasal-organised-haematoma-clinical-features-and-successful-application-of-modified-transnasal-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy
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M Suzuki, Y Nakamura, S Ozaki, M Yokota, S Murakami
OBJECTIVE: Although organised haematoma often induces bone thinning and destruction similar to malignant diseases, the aetiology of organised haematoma and the optimal treatment remain unclear. This paper presents the clinical features of individuals with organised haematoma, and describes cases in which a novel modified approach was successfully applied for resection of organised haematoma in the maxillary sinus. METHOD: Pre-operative examination data were evaluated retrospectively...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596442/an-unusual-but-classic-cause-of-hand-numbness-pancoast-tumour
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Elena Thampy, Sujith V Cherian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595246/cryolipolysis-for-reduction-of-arm-fat-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-prototype-coolcup-applicator-with-flat-contour
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Jean D Carruthers, Shannon Humphrey, Jason K Rivers
BACKGROUND: Cryolipolysis of the arms has been shown to be an effective but somewhat time-consuming process. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated safety and efficacy of a contoured cup cryolipolysis applicator for reduction of arm fat. The prototype was designed to maximize tissue contact with the cooling surface to improve comfort, while reducing treatment time by 25 minutes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Both arms were treated using a prototype device that delivered treatment in 35 minutes at -11°C...
June 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594494/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-initial-management-and-the-treatment-of-recalcitrant-patients
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Karan Dua, A Lee Osterman, Joshua M Abzug
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a focal compressive neuropathy of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. CTS is the most common type of compressive neuropathy that occurs in the upper extremity. Typically, patients with CTS have paresthesia, pain, and numbness in the radial three and one-half digits. Nighttime symptoms are more common earlier in the disease process, with daytime symptoms becoming more frequent as CTS progresses. Electrodiagnostic studies may be performed to confirm a diagnosis of CTS or to obtain a baseline before surgical treatment; however, electrodiagnostic studies may be normal in a subset of patients who have CTS...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593822/measurement-and-structural-invariance-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-in-hispanic-and-caucasian-firefighters
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Consuelo Arbona, Weihua Fan, Jonathan Schwartz, Christine Pao, Jana K Tran, Sam Buser
This study compared across Hispanic and Caucasian firefighters the relative fit of the four-factor Emotional Numbing and Dysphoria posttraumatic stress disorder models to the more recently proposed Dysphoric Arousal five-factor model. As hypothesized, the Dysphoric Arousal five-factor model emerged as the best fitting model within each ethnic group and it also showed measurement invariance between groups (configural invariance). Results of multigroup confirmatory factor analyses and a bias-corrected bootstrap confidence intervals analytic approach indicated that the five factor model also demonstrated invariance in factor loadings (metric invariance) and item-level intercepts (scalar invariance) across the two ethnic groups...
January 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589049/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-with-cranial-and-caudal-extension
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Mahmood Mubasher, Aseel Sukik, Ahmed Hassan El Beltagi, Ali Rahil
A 23-year-old lady presented with vertigo and imbalance in walking, blurring of vision, diplopia, and headache, in addition to numbness in the lower limbs over a period of six days. On examination patient had nystagmus, ataxia, positive Romberg test, and hyperreflexia. MRI examination of the brain and spinal cord showed evidence of faint bright signal intensity foci in T2/FLAIR involving bilateral cerebral hemispheres, subcortical deep white matter, bilateral thalami, posterior pons and left brachium pontis, and basal ganglia, with small nodular enhancement that aligned along curvilinear structures; those lesions also were apparent along the spinal cord at multiple levels...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
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