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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157205/the-usefulness-of-chief-complaints-to-predict-severity-ventilator-dependence-treatment-option-and-short-term-outcome-of-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Ying Wang, Pei Shang, Meiying Xin, Jing Bai, Chunkui Zhou, Hong-Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: It remains an urgent need for early recognition of disease severity, treatment option and outcome of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The chief complaint may be quickly obtained in clinic and is one of the candidates for early predictors. However, studies on the chief complaint are still lacking in GBS. The aim of the study is to describe the components of chief complaints of GBS patients, and to explore association between chief complaints and disease severity/treatment option/outcome of GBS, so as to aid the early prediction of the disease course and to assist the clinicians to prescribe an optimal early treatment...
November 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157168/burkitt-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-presenting-with-mental-neuropathy-numb-chin-syndrome-in-an-hiv-positive-patient
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N Vora, H Haryee, J C Dickson, R F Miller
Mental nerve neuropathy is usually due to local trauma or dental causes, but may be a manifestation of malignancy. A patient with virologically controlled human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with a 'numb chin' on the background of long-standing night sweats, malaise and weight loss, worsening respiratory symptoms, and lymphadenopathy. Burkitt non-Hodgkin lymphoma was diagnosed from histology of a lymph node. Imaging (magnetic resonance imaging and (18)fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG]-positron emission tomography-computed tomography [PET-CT]) showed abnormal intracranial enhancement of the right mandibular nerve and extensive (18)FDG-avid lymphadenopathy above and below the diaphragm, focal lesions in the spleen and within the right mandible...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156998/exposures-to-automatic-dishwashing-rinse-aids-reported-to-the-united-kingdom-national-poisons-information-service-2008-2016
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Rachael C Day, Sally M Bradberry, Euan A Sandilands, Simon H L Thomas, John P Thompson, Allister Vale
OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of rinse aids which are used as drying aids to remove water from crockery. METHODS: Enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to December 2016. RESULTS: There were 855 enquiries relating to 828 patients; children aged 5 years or less accounted for 91.1%. Most exposures occurred from ingestion alone (n = 778, 94.0%), but 26 involved ingestion and other routes: 21 with skin contact, 3 with eye contact, and two with both skin and eye contact...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154053/acupuncture-and-kinesio-taping-for-the-acute-management-of-bell-s-palsy-a-case-report
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Derya Özmen Alptekin
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic, acute peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that supplies the muscles of facial expression. Despite an expected 70% full recovery rate, up to 30% of patients are left with potentially disfiguring facial weakness, involuntary movements, or persistent lacrimation. The most frequently used treatment options are corticosteroids and antiviral drugs. However, accompanying clinical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disturbances, polypharmacy of geriatric patients, and significant sequelae ratios, indicate the need for safe and effective complementary therapies that would enhance the success of the conventional interventions...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153730/effect-of-a-combination-of-intranasal-ketorolac-and-nitrous-oxide-on-the-success-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block-in-patients-with-symptomatic-irreversible-pulpitis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
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Daniel Stentz, Melissa Drum, Al Reader, John Nusstein, Sara Fowler, Mike Beck
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies in patients with irreversible pulpitis have reported increased success of the inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) using premedication with ketorolac. Preemptive nitrous oxide administration has also shown an increase in the success of the IANB. Recently, ketorolac has been made available for intranasal delivery. Perhaps combining ketorolac and nitrous oxide would increase success. Therefore, the purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind study was to determine the effect of a combination of intranasal ketorolac and nitrous oxide/oxygen on the anesthetic success of the IANB in patients presenting with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153007/ultrasound-guided-hyaluronic-acid-injection-for-the-management-of-morton-s-neuroma
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Kang Lee, Il-Yeong Hwang, Chang Hyun Ryu, Jae Woo Lee, Seung Woo Kang
BACKGROUND: Morton's neuroma is one of the common causes of forefoot pain. In the present study, hyaluronic acid injection was performed on patients to determine the efficacy and adverse effects of hyaluronic acid in management of Morton's neuroma. METHODS: Eighty-three patients with Morton's neuroma in their third intermetatarsal space with definite Mulder's click were included in the study. Those with severe forefoot deformities such as forefoot cavus or hallux valgus on plain X-rays were excluded...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151512/emergency-radiotherapy-for-spinal-cord-compression-due-to-bone-sarcoidosis
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Yoshihito Tanaka, Kageaki Taima, Hisashi Tanaka, Masamichi Itoga, Yoshiko Ishioka, Toshihiro Shiratori, Junichiro Tsuchiya, Hiroaki Sakamoto, Shingo Takanashi, Sadatomo Tasaka
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory granulomatous disease that is systemic, but bone involvement is uncommon. A 68-year-old man was referred to our hospital complaining of right shoulder pain with numbness. Computed tomography revealed systemic lymphadenopathy and multiple bone lesions. Because malignant lymphoma with a mass lesion protruding into the vertebral canal was considered, he underwent urgent radiotherapy. Thereafter, a needle biopsy of the left parasternal node was performed and showed epithelioid granulomas, confirming a diagnosis of sarcoidosis...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151367/surveillance-of-the-armed-forces-as-a-sentinel-system-for-detecting-adverse-effects-of-dietary-supplements-in-the-general-population
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Harris R Lieberman, Krista G Austin, Emily K Farina
OBJECTIVE: Half the US population takes dietary supplements, but surveillance systems available to regulatory and public health authorities to determine whether specific dietary supplements present a risk are inadequate and numerous severe injuries and deaths have occurred from their consumption. Uniformed military personnel regularly use dietary supplements and are more likely to use potentially dangerous supplements than civilians. Recently, the supplement 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) was marketed for physical performance-enhancement and weight loss...
November 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151296/-immunoglobulin-d-multiple-myeloma-with-elevated-creatine-kinase-and-numb-chin-syndrome-a-case-report
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L Liu, W H Dong, Y H Du, X F Song, C L Yuan, Z Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145457/association-between-environmental-noise-and-subjective-symptoms-related-to-cardiovascular-diseases-among-elderly-individuals-in-japan
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Kenichi Azuma, Iwao Uchiyama
Noise in housing environments may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs); however, the most significant sources of noise among elderly individuals remain poorly understood. A nationwide cross-sectional study comprised of 6,181 elderly people (age ≥ 65 years) was conducted using a web-based self-reported questionnaire in 2014. Questions pertaining to CVD-related subjective symptoms within the past year addressed symptoms of chest pain, disturbances in pulse, acute impaired tongue movement, limb paralysis, and foot pain or numbness during walking...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145292/recurrent-spinal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-with-brain-and-bone-metastases-a-case-report
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Frank Chen, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Sheng-Fung Lin, Ann-Shung Lieu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chih-Jen Huang
RATIONALE: Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is relatively rare in all age groups, and the prognosis in most cases of spinal PNETs appears to be poor, with a median patient survival of 1 to 2 years. We present a case with recurrent spinal PNET with brain and bone metastases that was successfully treated by multimodality treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 14-year-old teenage girl had suffered from progressive left upper back pain with bilateral lower legs weakness and numbness for 1 year...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135610/meralgia-paresthetica-after-spine-surgery-on-the-jackson-table
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Nitin Agarwal, Jaydev B Mistry, Preeya V Khandge, David R Hansberry, Ira M Goldstein
Meralgia paresthetica is a non-life-threatening neurological disorder characterized by numbness, tingling, and burning pain over the anterolateral thigh due to impingement of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This disorder has been seen in patients with diabetes mellitus and obesity, but has also been observed in patients after procedures such as posterior spine surgery, iliac crest bone grafts, lumbar disk surgery, hernia repair, appendectomies, and pelvic osteotomies that ultimately lead to compression or damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132064/patients-and-caregivers-contributions-for-differentiating-epileptic-from-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-value-and-limitations-of-self-reporting-questionnaires-a-pilot-study
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Giuseppe Erba, Elisa Bianchi, Giorgia Giussani, John Langfitt, Adam Juersivich, Ettore Beghi
PURPOSE: Questionnaires investigating semiology and comorbidities of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) have been used mainly to help physicians expedite referrals to epilepsy centres for confirmation of diagnosis rather than as alternative diagnostic tool when video-EEG monitoring (VEM), the current gold standard, is not available or is inconclusive. METHODS: We developed one structured questionnaire for patients, exploring subjective experiences and vulnerabilities and one for eyewitnesses, focused on features observable during typical events to study prospectively 50 consecutive adult patients with PNES or epileptic seizures (ES) admitted for VEM...
November 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130548/reliability-and-validity-of-the-arabic-ptsd-checklist-civilian-version-pcl-c-in-women-survivors-of-intimate-partner-violence
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Eman Alhalal, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Carol Wong, Fadia AlBuhairan
Although intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors are at high risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), PTSD has been considered a disorder specific to Western culture. There is a lack of reliable and valid measures of PTSD symptomology available in the Arab world, and there is still no clear evidence about the underlying factor structure of PTSD symptomology in the context of IPV. Thus, in the present study we investigated the construct validity (factor structure), internal consistency, and concurrent validity of a translated version of the PTSD Checklist Civilian Version (PCL-C) in a sample of 299 Saudi women who had experienced IPV...
November 11, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126536/a-53-year-old-man-with-a-bronchial-mass-and-multiple-bone-lesions
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Sujith V Cherian, Rosa M Estrada-Y-Martin, Shahreen Billah, Annikka Weissferdt
A 53-year-old man was admitted with complaints of back pain of 3 months' duration along with numbness and weakness in his left upper and lower extremities. He denied any respiratory complaints or anorexia but did report an 11 kg weight loss over the last 3 months. He had no other significant medical history and denied any history of cigarette smoking or recreational drug use. Family history was significant for prostate cancer in his father.
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125903/a-loss-of-sensation
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Sarah L Patterson, Kashif Jafri, Jared A Narvid, Mary Margaretten
The patient was in her usual state of good health until one week prior to presentation when she developed low back pain and numbness and tingling around her abdomen and lower back. Over the next several hours the numbness spread distally to involve her legs and feet, and it became difficult to walk. The following day she developed constipation and urinary retention. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 10, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125442/long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jennifer Hong, Jared M Pisapia, Zarina S Ali, Austin J Heuer, Erin Alexander, Gregory G Heuer, Eric L Zager
OBJECTIVE Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is an uncommon compression syndrome of the brachial plexus that presents with pain, sensory changes, and motor weakness in the affected limb. The authors reviewed the clinical presentations and outcomes in their series of pediatric patients with surgically treated nTOS over a 6-year period. METHODS Cases of nTOS in patients age 18 years or younger were extracted for analysis from a prospective database of peripheral nerve operations. Baseline patient characteristics, imaging and neurophysiological data, operative findings, and outcomes and complications were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122149/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-exercise-on-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study
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James W Whitworth, Lynette L Craft, Shira I Dunsiger, Joseph T Ciccolo
OBJECTIVE: Emerging evidence suggests that exercise may have beneficial effects on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and that this relationship may be indirectly affected by sleep, pain, and alcohol/substance use. The present study examined the longitudinal direct and indirect effects of exercise on PTSD symptoms. METHOD: A national sample of 182 individuals, screening positive for PTSD, completed online assessments of PTSD symptoms, exercise behavior, psychological distress, sleep quality, and alcohol/substance use at baseline and three-month follow-up...
November 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121065/proteomic-analysis-reveals-novel-ligands-and-substrates-for-lnx1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
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Joan A Lenihan, Orthis Saha, Paul W Young
Ligand of Numb protein X1 (LNX1) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that contains a catalytic RING (Really Interesting New Gene) domain and four PDZ (PSD-95, DlgA, ZO-1) domains. LNX1 can ubiquitinate Numb, as well as a number of other ligands. However, the physiological relevance of these interactions in vivo remain unclear. To gain functional insights into the LNX family, we have characterised the LNX1 interactome using affinity purification and mass spectrometry. This approach identified a large number of novel LNX1-interacting proteins, as well as confirming known interactions with NUMB and ERC2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119724/evaluation-of-first-line-bismuth-containing-7-day-concomitant-quintuple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Jianfang Ye, Junbo Hong, Yin Zhu, Yong Xie, Xu Shu, Lingyu Luo, Chuan Xie, Zhenhua Zhu, Nonghua Lu
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is difficult to cure, mainly due to antibiotic resistance. We performed a trial to determine the efficacy and safety of a bismuth-containing 7-day concomitant quintuple regimen for the eradication of H. pylori. METHODS: Conducted from August 2015 to February 2016 at First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, this prospective trial enrolled 70 untreated H. pylori-positive patients. Patients received 7-day quintuple therapy consisting of bismuth subcitrate 220 mg, esomeprazole 20 mg, clarithromycin 500 mg, amoxicillin 1 g, and metronidazole 400 mg, each twice daily...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
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