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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648026/-serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-an-important-predictor-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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D L Luo, C J Zhang, Y G Huang, T Huang, H Z Li
Objective: The growing body of literature showed a link between uric acid and pulmonary hypertension (PH), but the impact of hyperuremia on outcome of patients with PH has not been well defined. Therefore, the present study was performed to analyze the impact of uric acid on outcome of PH patients. Methods: One hundred seventy-three PH patients (112 females, mean age 38 years old), who were hospitalized in our department between January 2010 and December 2015, were included in our study, the PH diagnosis was made based on right heart catheterization examination result (mean pulmonary artery pressure≥25 mmHg(1 mmHg=0...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648013/-retrospective-analysis-of-anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-in-patients-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy
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Y Y Qu, H Zeng, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), and to discuss perioperative and anesthetic management. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted on the records of pregnant patients with a diagnosis of acute fatty liver of pregnancy in Peking University Third Hospital from January 2007 to December 2015. 12 cases were identified. The clinical features, preoperative laboratory findings, types of delivery, anesthetic techniques for cesarean section, and the outcomes of parturients and fetus were collected and analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648009/-diagnostic-performance-of-t-spot-tb-on-peripheral-blood-in-combination-with-adenosine-deaminase-on-pleural-fluid-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy-within-different-age-group
#3
H Y Xu, D Q Zhang, J R Ye, S S Su, Y P Xie, C S Chen, Y P Li
Objective: To evaluate the performance of T cell enzyme-linked immuno-spot assay (T-SPOT) on peripheral blood in combination with adenosine deaminase (ADA) on pleural fluid for diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleurisy within different age groups. Methods: The data of patients with pleural effusion from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from April 2012 to November 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, and the diagnoses of these patients were histopathologically confirmed through medical thoracoscopy...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648002/-application-value-of-whole-brain-3d-artery-spin-labeling-in-diagnosis-of-intracranial-tumors
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Q Q Zhao, Q X Yang, G X Xu, Y C Lü, D L Rong, L Liu, R Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perfusion characteristics of arterial spin labeling (ASL) in intracranial tumor and its application value in classification. Methods: The clinical, pathological and imaging data of 44 patients with gliomas confirmed by pathology were analyzed retrospectively, including 9 low grade gliomas, 15 high grade gliomas, 11 cases of meningiomas, 6 cases of neurilemmoma, 3 cases of metastatic tumors.Conventional plain scan, 3D- ASL and MRI dynamic enhanced imaging (DSC-MRI) were performed...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647989/-accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasm-a-subgroup-meta-analysis
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H H Yu, H Y Huang, Y S Jiang, C Zhu, C G Guo, M Dai, X J Xing, J F Shi
Objective: To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasm. Methods: Publications prior to January 2016 from the Medline, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP literature databases were systematically reviewed. A QUADAS checklist was used to assess the quality of the studies. According to the sizes of tumor (≥6 mm or ≥10 mm), diagnostic test accuracy indexes (area under the curve, sensitivity and specific) were pooled and stratified. Spearman correlation and curve of summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) were applied to comprehensively assess the threshold effect...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647978/-severe-cases-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-data-based-on-national-pilot-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-surveillance-system
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Y M Zheng, Z R Chang, L L Jiang, H Ji, G P Chen, P Luo, J J Pan, X L Tian, L L Wei, D Huo, Z P Miao, X N Zou, J H Chen, Q H Liao
Objective: To investigate the clinical severity, etiological classification and risk factors of severe cases with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Methods: A total of 1 489 records on severe and fatal HFMD cases reported to the national pilot surveillance system of HFMD were used to analyze the demographic, medical treatment, etiological classification of the cases. Treatment outcome related risk factors were also studied with multi-variable stepwise logistic regression method. Results: Seven out of the 1 489 severe HFMD cases died of this disease...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647976/-status-of-marriage-and-hiv-transmission-between-couples-in-newly-reported-hiv-cases-before-diagnosis-was-made-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-2014
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J Li, J Han, J Xu, H L Tang, Y R Mao
Objective: To analyze the status of marriage and HIV transmission between couples in newly reported HIV cases before diagnoses were made, among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Methods: Baseline and follow-up information related to newly reported cases in 2014 were collected from the Chinese HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Response Information Management System. Infected MSM who were older than 22 years of age were included in this study. HIV cases were divided into sero-concordant or sero-discordant group, according to the HIV status of the couple who were tested 180 days post-diagnosis...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647950/turner-syndrome-care-of-the-patient-birth-to-late-adolescence
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Denise Gruccio Paolucci, Vaneeta Bamba
Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition occurring in females resulting from the loss of part or all of one of the X chromosomes. The two hallmark features of Turner syndrome include short stature and primary ovarian insufficiency. In addition, Turner syndrome can involve multiple healthcare issues including cardiac and renal anomalies, autoimmune disorders, hearing loss, ophthalmologic issues, bone anomalies, dermatologic issues and psychosocial and educational concerns. The presenting signs of Turner syndrome can vary markedly, leading to delayed or even missed diagnosis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647949/the-key-to-adrenal-insufficiency-education-repetition-repetition-repetition
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Margaret F Keil, Carol Van Ryzin
Described more than 150 years ago by Thomas Addison, adrenal gland dysfunction, while treatable, remains a clinically significant and potentially fatal disease. Vague and non-specific symptomatology can delay diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and lead to adrenal crisis. Affected individuals may delay self-management due to knowledge deficits or lack of required therapies. Advanced practice nurses must remain vigilant for signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of crisis. Education of patients and their caregivers/family members must emphasize early intervention with regards to adrenal insufficiency in order to prevent adrenal crisis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647944/management-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children-in-the-first-5-years-of-life
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Melissa Rearson, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai
A significant increase in children <6 years of age being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is occurring. The parents (caregivers) of these children have full responsibility for the complex and individualized management while having to deal with the emotional stress of caring for a child with a chronic condition. This article will provide a summary of the diagnosis and recommended medical treatment for this special age group of children. Also presented will be common day-to-day family management issues for health care providers to consider as they provide care for this most common endocrine chronic condition...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647942/lungs-in-white-induced-by-docetaxel
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Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Noam Grysman, Hussein Mahagna, Howard Amital
Taxanes are often used in the treatment of many types of cancers. Side effects of docetaxel are not as well documented as paclitaxel, but both can cause pulmonary injury. We present a dramatic case of a patient being treated for prostatic adenocarcinoma with docetaxel who presented with interstitial pneumonitis and responded dramatically to the early treatment with corticosteroids. This case is important as it reveals the side effects of docetaxel administration without administration of other chemotherapeutic agents, and it illustrates the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of docetaxel-induced interstitial pneumonitis...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647939/non-criteria-or-seronegative-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Luis J Jara, Gabriela Medina, Polita Cruz-Cruz, Javier Olivares-Rivera, Carolina Duarte-Salazar, Miguel A Saavedra
Obstetric antiphospholipid syndrome (Obs-APS) is one of the most commonly identified causes of recurrent pregnancy loss and its accurate diagnosis is a requirement for optimal treatment. Some patients do not fulfill the revised Sapporo classification criteria, the original APS classification criteria, and are considered to be non-criteria Obs-APS. In these patients with non-criteria, there is controversy about their inclusion within the spectrum of APS and eventually their treatment as having Obs-APS. A subset of patients may also have clinical characteristics of Obs-APS even though lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin antibodies, and anti-β2-glycoprotein I (aβ2GPI) antibodies are consistently negative...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647936/18f-fdg-pet-ct-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-combined-immunochemotherapy-incidence-and-clinical-characteristics
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Yael C Cohen, Tamar Berger, Lora Eshel, Dorit Stern, Osnat Bairey, Pia Raanani, Ofer Shpilberg
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary infiltrates (PIs) detected in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may present a diagnostic challenge due to their wide differential diagnosis, including infection, pulmonary lymphoma and immunochemotherapy-associated pulmonary toxicity. OBJECTIVES: To characterize therapy-associated PIs by positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. METHODS: We conducted a historical analysis of fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/CT (18F-FDG-PET/CT) PIs in NHL patients treated with combined immunochemotherapy including rituximab...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647934/colorectal-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-and-age-at-diagnosis-in-blmash-mutation-carriers
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Hagit Schayek, Yael Laitman, Lior H Katz, Elon Pras, Liat Ries-Levavi, Frida Barak, Eitan Friedman
BACKGROUND: Biallelic BLM gene mutation carriers are at an increased risk for cancer, including colorectal cancer (CRC). Whether heterozygous BLM gene mutations confer an increased cancer risk remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate CRC and endometrial cancer risk in BLM heterozygous mutation carriers. METHODS: Jewish Ashkenazim at high risk for colon or endometrial cancer and endometrial cancer cases unselected for family history were genotyped for the BLMAsh predominant mutation...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647933/a-new-system-of-documentation-to-improve-dietitian-physician-crosstalk
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Shelly Rachman-Elbaum, Aliza H Stark, Josefa Kachal, Teresa W Johnson, Bat Sheva Porat-Katz
BACKGROUND: Standardization of the dietetic care process allows for early identification of malnutrition and metabolic disorders, interdisciplinary collaboration among the medical team, and improved quality of patient care. Globally, dietitians are adopting a nutrition care model that integrates national regulations with professional scope of practice. Currently, Israel lacks a standardized dietetic care process and documentation terminology. OBJECTIVES: To assess the utilization of a novel sectoral documentation system for nutrition care in Israel...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647931/correct-evaluation-of-gastric-wall-thickness-may-support-a-change-in-staplers-size-when-performing-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Sergio Susmallian, David Goitein, Royi Barnea, Asnat Raziel
BACKGROUND: Leakage from the staple line is the most serious complication encountered after sleeve gastrectomy, occurring in 2.4% of surgeries. The use of inappropriately sized staplers, because of variability in stomach wall thickness, is a major cause of leakage. OBJECTIVES: To measure stomach wall thickness across different stomach zones to identify variables correlating with thickness. METHODS: The study comprised 100 patients (52 females)...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647926/importance-of-gold-guidelines-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
J Sadlonova, D Osinova, E Rozborilova, O Osina, E Novakova, V Sadlonova
In December 2011, a major revision of GOLD 2011 guidelines was published based on the evidence-based medicine. The goal of GOLD 2011 is to determine the severity of the disease, its impact on the patient's health, and the risk of future events; all of which eventually guide therapy. A combined COPD assessment according to GOLD 2011 considers the patient's level of symptoms, spirometry abnormalities, risk of exacerbation, and the presence of comorbidities. GOLD 2011 stratifies patients into four basic groups labeled A, B, C, and D...
June 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647912/chemiluminescent-immunoassay-technology-what-does-it-change-in-autoantibody-detection
#18
Luigi Cinquanta, Desré Ethel Fontana, Nicola Bizzaro
Diagnostic technology is rapidly evolving, and over the last decade, substantial progress has been made even for the identification of antibodies, increasingly approaching this type of diagnostic to that of automated clinical chemistry laboratory. In this review, we describe the analytical and diagnostic characteristics of chemiluminescence technology in its strength and in its applicability for a more rapid and accurate diagnosis of autoimmune diseases. The wide dynamic range, greater than that of immunoenzymatic methods, the high sensitivity and specificity of the results expressed in quantitative form, the high degree of automation and the clinical implications related to the reduction in the turnaround time, and the ability to run a large number of antibody tests (even of different isotypes), directed towards large antigenic panels in random access mode, make this technology the most advanced in the clinical laboratory, with enormous repercussions on the workflow and on the autoimmunology laboratory organisation...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647893/the-overdiagnosis-of-what-on-the-relationship-between-the-concepts-of-overdiagnosis-disease-and-diagnosis
#19
Bjørn Hofmann
Overdiagnosis and disease are related concepts. Widened conceptions of disease increase overdiagnosis and vice versa. This is partly because there is a close and complex relationship between disease and overdiagnosis. In order to address the problems with overdiagnosis, we may benefit from a closer understanding this relationship. Accordingly, the objective of this article is to elucidate the relationship between disease and overdiagnosis. To do so, the article starts with scrutinizing how overdiagnosis can explain the expansion of the concept of disease...
June 24, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647892/postprandial-hypotension-in-neurological-disorders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Antun Pavelić, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Luka Crnošija, Mario Habek
PURPOSE: Postprandial hypotension (PPH) has been associated with increased risk of syncope, falls, stroke, angina and mortality. As the majority of patients with PPH are asymptomatic, the diagnosis is often overlooked. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of available scientific evidence on the likelihood of PPH in neurological diseases. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (PubMed library, Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for results up to January 2017) identified 327 studies, of which 11 reported the frequency of PPH in patients with neurological diseases compared to healthy controls...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
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