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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911424/-effectiveness-of-soft-contact-lenses-in-severe-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca-treated-with-local-immunosuppressive-therapy
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T N Safonova, O V Gladkova, V I Boev, A A Fedorov
AIM: To study the effectiveness of soft contact lenses in severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) treated with local immunosuppressive therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have examined 41 patients (60 eyes) with severe KCS, including 3 men (4 eyes) and 38 women (56 eyes) aged from 27 to 76 years. Group 1 consisted of 22 persons (30 eyes) who were prescribed cyclosporine А 0.05% instillations 2 times daily, artificial tears, and soft contact lenses. Group 2 consisted of 19 patients (30 eyes) who received instillations of cyclosporine А 0...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910866/biomechanical-analysis-of-normal-brain-development-during-the-first-year-of-life-using-finite-strain-theory
#2
Jeong Chul Kim, Li Wang, Dinggang Shen, Weili Lin
The first year of life is the most critical time period for structural and functional development of the human brain. Combining longitudinal MR imaging and finite strain theory, this study aimed to provide new insights into normal brain development through a biomechanical framework. Thirty-three normal infants were longitudinally imaged using MRI from 2 weeks to 1 year of age. Voxel-wise Jacobian determinant was estimated to elucidate volumetric changes while Lagrange strains (both normal and shear strains) were measured to reveal directional growth information every 3 months during the first year of life...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909631/a-nonoperative-approach-for-neurosurgical-management-of-a-sylvian-fissure-dermoid-cyst
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Ali S Haider, Clarence Kee, Danielle L DeBacker, Ian T Watson, Eliel N Arrey, Tijani Osumah, Dean Leonard, Chen Chen, Maryam Alam, L Gerard Toussaint Iii
The nonoperative management of sylvian fissure dermoid/epidermoid cysts presents a risk that is difficult to quantify. With rupture, potentially fatal complications such as chemical meningitis, hydrocephalus, fever, seizure, or meningeal irritation may occur. In this paper, we present an asymptomatic case of such a cyst with imaging evidence of prior rupture, and we review the literature for the likelihood of future complications. We use for illustration a case of a 68-year-old woman with imaging features of a sylvian fissure epithelial inclusion cyst who refused surgical intervention and review the literature for further investigation...
October 24, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907071/ontogenetic-change-in-the-temporal-region-of-the-early-permian-parareptile-delorhynchus-cifellii-and-the-implications-for-closure-of-the-temporal-fenestra-in-amniotes
#4
Yara Haridy, Mark J Macdougall, Diane Scott, Robert R Reisz
A juvenile specimen of Delorhynchus cifellii, collected from the Early Permian fissure-fill deposits of Richards Spur, Oklahoma, permits the first detailed study of cranial ontogeny in this parareptile. The specimen, consisting of a partially articulated skull and mandible, exhibits several features that identify it as juvenile. The dermal tuberosities that ornament the dorsal side and lateral edges of the largest skull of D. cifellii specimens, are less prominent in the intermediate sized holotype, and are absent in the new specimen...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905647/-cleft-lip-palate-and-flour-fortification-with-folic-acid-in-chile
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Angélica Paulos, Paulina Pino, Gabriel Cavada, Carolina Lagos, Valentina Broussain, Andrea Hasbún
BACKGROUND: The effect of food fortification with folic acid on the incidence of lip-palate fissures (FLP) is under discussion. AIM: To calculate the rate of hospital discharges due to cleft lip and palate (CLP) and explore whether they decreased after the start of folic acid fortification in Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The hospital discharge databases published by the Chilean Ministry of Health were analyzed. The trends of discharge rates due to CLP of children of less than one year of life (ICD-10 Q350-379 code) and live births (lb) were calculated from 1986 to 2012...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904179/a-clinicopathological-and-dermoscopic-correlation-of-seborrheic-keratosis
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Geethu Francis Alapatt, D Sukumar, M Ramesh Bhat
BACKGROUND: Seborrheic keratosis (SK) is the most common benign epidermal tumor of the skin. Even though SK has been well characterized clinically, dermoscopically, and histopathologically, data regarding clinical dermoscopic and histopathological correlation of different types of SK are inadequate. AIM: We carried out this study to establish any correlation between the clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological appearance of SK and its variants. METHODS: This was a descriptive study...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901041/bainbridge-ropers-syndrome-caused-by-loss-of-function-variants-in-asxl3-a-recognizable-condition
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Alma Kuechler, Johanna Christina Czeschik, Elisabeth Graf, Ute Grasshoff, Ulrike Hüffmeier, Tiffany Busa, Stefanie Beck-Woedl, Laurence Faivre, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Ingrid Bader, Johannes Koch, André Reis, Ute Hehr, Olaf Rittinger, Wolfgang Sperl, Tobias B Haack, Thomas Wieland, Hartmut Engels, Holger Prokisch, Tim M Strom, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Dagmar Wieczorek
Truncating ASXL3 mutations were first identified in 2013 by Bainbridge et al. as a cause of syndromic intellectual disability in four children with similar phenotypes using whole-exome sequencing. The clinical features - postulated by Bainbridge et al. to be overlapping with Bohring-Opitz syndrome - were developmental delay, severe feeding difficulties, failure to thrive and neurological abnormalities. This condition was included in OMIM as 'Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome' (BRPS, #615485). To date, a total of nine individuals with BRPS have been published in the literature in four reports (Bainbridge et al...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900529/effectiveness-of-pit-and-fissure-sealants-bonded-with-different-adhesive-systems-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Gizem Erbas Unverdi, Stephan Atilla Atac, Zafer Cavit Cehreli
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate and compare the clinical retention of a resin-based fissure sealant placed with an intermediate layer of etch-and-rinse (ER) or self-etch (SE) adhesives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty-eight sealants were placed in 57 children with previously unsealed, caries-free permanent first molars, employing a split-mouth design. The teeth were randomized into four groups (n = 57 teeth/groups) according to the adhesive system placed under the tested sealant (Delton FS+; Dentsply)...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900474/bone-scan-usefulness-in-patients-with-painful-hip-or-knee-prosthesis-10-situations-that-can-cause-pain-other-than-loosening-and-infection
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REVIEW
Sofia Vaz, Teresa C Ferreira, Lucília Salgado, Frédéric Paycha
In recent years, with the higher median life expectancy, the number of hip and knee replacements has increased. Clinical examination and morphological studies are essential to evaluate patients with a painful arthroplasty. Nuclear medicine examinations also play an important role, their main usefulness being the exclusion of prosthesis complications. Nevertheless, conventional examinations, namely bone scan and white blood cell scintigraphy, can also identify complications, such as loosening and infection. This study describes the normal and pathologic patterns of a bone scan and exemplifies ten common situations that can cause pain in patients with hip or knee arthroplasty, other than loosening and infection, which can be disclosed on a bone scintigraphy...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900304/clinical-outcome-of-design-modifications-to-the-cls-spotorno-stem-in-total-hip-replacement
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Angelo Graceffa, Pier Francesco Indelli, Leonardo Latella, Paolo Poli, Alexander Fulco, Massimiliano Marcucci
PURPOSE: historically, the original CLS Spotorno Stem has demonstrated excellent survival. The design of this stem was recently modified, resulting in the introduction of a shorter, modular version (CLS Brevius). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the functional, radiological and survivorship outcomes of the cementless CLS Brevius Stem in a multi-surgeon, single center, consecutive series study at two years post-surgery. METHODS: the Authors performed 170 total hip arthroplasties in 155 patients using the shorter, triple-taper stem design (CLS Brevius)...
July 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900248/treatment-of-cystic-lesion-of-mandible-using-combination-of-modified-bone-granules-and-calcium-phosphate-bone-cement-a-preliminary-report
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Richik Tripathi, Fahad M Samadi, Sanjeev Kumar
AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate healing of bony cavity in mandible following enucleation of cystic lesion by obliterating the cavity using modified natural bone granules (G Graft) and calcium phosphate bone cement (G Bone). MATERIALS AND METHOD: In this technique, after enucleation of cystic lesion, peripheral ostectomy using No. 702 fissure bur and perforation of the inferior cortex using 1.5 mm drill bits were performed. Modified hydroxyapatite granules were used to fill the defect while calcium hydroxide bone cement was used to seal the cavity opening...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898501/off-label-use-of-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii-additional-sizes
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Heba T Mahmoud, Giuseppe Santoro, Cristina Capogrosso, Maria G Russo
OBJECTIVE: To report our experience on novel, off-label use of Amplatzer Duct Occluder type II additional sizes (ADO II-AS) device (St. Jude Medical, Inc.; St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) to manage nonduct shunt lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among the 114 patients submitted to ADO II-AS implantation at our institution, 12 received this device as off-label treatment of paravalvular leak (n = 5), sinus of Valsalva fissuration (n = 2), accessory atrial septal defect (n = 2), muscular ventricular septal defect (n = 1), bleeding bronchial artery aneurysm (n = 1) and reverse shunt due to abnormal origin of left subclavian artery from pulmonary artery (n = 1)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896881/nympho-hymenal-tear-a-distinctive-entity
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Giang Huong Nguyen, Nicklaus Lang, Stephan Lautenschlager
Vulvar fissures are linear tears extending into the dermis. When in the posterior fourchette, it is known as granuloma fissuratum plicae labioalveolaris, or vulvar granuloma fissuratum, a term first described by Sutton et al. in 1932. (1) The other pattern are small fissures occurring at other vulvar locations, and sexually active patients report entry dyspareunia. (2-8) In majority of cases, vulvar fissures are secondary findings in a plethora of inflammatory dermatoses or infections, rarely, can occur as primary findings without any apparent causes...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896868/crohn-s-disease-should-be-considered-in-children-with-inflammatory-oral-lesions
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REVIEW
Anna Skrzat, Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Anna Turska- Szybka
: This systematic review presents the oral manifestations of paediatric Crohn's disease. Our review of 28 papers published from 2000 to 2015 showed that the prevalence of oral manifestations was 10 to 80%. Specific symptoms included mucosal tags, swelling of the lips, cheeks and gingiva and cobblestoning mucosa. Non-specific symptoms included aphthous-like ulcers, angular cheilitis, lip fissuring and gingivitis. CONCLUSION: The oral manifestations of Crohn's disease might precede intestinal inflammation or coincide with it...
November 29, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896181/the-correlation-between-the-orbital-volume-ratio-and-enophthalmos-in-unoperated-blowout-fractures
#15
Su Hyun Choi, Dong Hee Kang, Ja Hea Gu
BACKGROUND: Enophthalmos may not appear immediately after trauma due to periorbital swelling in a blowout fracture, and preoperative measurements of enophthalmos cannot be used as a reliable guideline. It is important to predict the eventual final extent of enophthalmos in order to determine whether to perform surgery, and there have been several attempts to predict the degree of late enophthalmos using preoperative orbital volume. The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlation between the orbital volume ratio (OVR) with final enophthalmos and the palpebral fissure, and to find the OVR that induced 2 mm of enophthalmos in unilateral unoperated blowout fractures...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895865/assessment-of-independent-risk-factors-of-developing-pneumothorax-during-percutaneous-core-needle-lung-biopsy-focus-on-lesion-depth
#16
Ha-Yeon Lee, In Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies identifying risk factors for pneumothorax in percutaneous core needle lung biopsies reported inconsistent and contradictory results. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify independent risk factors for pneumothorax associated with computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous core needle lung biopsy (PCNB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 591 biopsy procedures for focal lung lesions. Risk factors for pneumothorax as a complication after lung biopsy were determined by univariate and multivariate analyses of variables including the patient's age, gender, lesion depth from the pleural surface, lesion size, lesion location, presence or absence of fissure crossing by the needle, emphysema in the same lobe where the biopsy was performed, and the final diagnosis of the biopsy lesion...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889061/biallelic-mutations-in-mitf-cause-coloboma-osteopetrosis-microphthalmia-macrocephaly-albinism-and-deafness
#17
Aman George, Dina J Zand, Robert B Hufnagel, Ruchi Sharma, Yuri V Sergeev, Janet M Legare, Gregory M Rice, Jessica A Scott Schwoerer, Mariana Rius, Laura Tetri, David M Gamm, Kapil Bharti, Brian P Brooks
Human MITF is, by convention, called the "microphthalmia-associated transcription factor" because of previously published seminal mouse genetic studies; however, mutations in MITF have never been associated with microphthalmia in humans. Here, we describe a syndrome that we term COMMAD, characterized by coloboma, osteopetrosis, microphthalmia, macrocephaly, albinism, and deafness. COMMAD is associated with biallelic MITF mutant alleles and hence suggests a role for MITF in regulating processes such as optic-fissure closure and bone development or homeostasis, which go beyond what is usually seen in individuals carrying monoallelic MITF mutations...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885392/imaging-of-acute-anorectal-conditions-with-ct-and-mri
#18
REVIEW
Preethi Guniganti, Sara Lewis, Ally Rosen, Sarah Connolly, Constantine Raptis, Vincent Mellnick
Anorectal disorders are a common cause of presentation to the emergency department (ED). While the most frequently encountered anorectal conditions, such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures, are relatively benign and do not require imaging for diagnosis or management, there are multiple potentially life threatening anorectal conditions for which imaging is an important component of evaluation, diagnosis, and management. Although computed tomography (CT) is the most commonly used imaging modality for evaluation of anorectal pathology in the ED, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has an increasingly important role in the detection, characterization and management of specific anorectal conditions...
November 24, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883050/reduction-of-randomness-in-seismic-noise-as-a-short-term-precursor-to-a-volcanic-eruption
#19
C C Glynn, K I Konstantinou
Ambient seismic noise is characterized by randomness incurred by the random position and strength of the noise sources as well as the heterogeneous properties of the medium through which it propagates. Here we use ambient noise data recorded prior to the 1996 Gjálp eruption in Iceland in order to show that a reduction of noise randomness can be a clear short-term precursor to volcanic activity. The eruption was preceded on 29 September 1996 by a Mw ~5.6 earthquake that occurred in the caldera rim of the Bárdarbunga volcano...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881343/-surgical-management-of-proximal-anterior-cerebral-artery-a1-aneurysms
#20
Hua-Wei Wang, Zhe Xue, Yu-Dong Ma, Wen-Xin Wang, Chen Wu, Zheng-Hui Sun
OBJECTIVE: To review our experience in surgical management of proximal anterior cerebral artery (A1) aneurysms in 23 patients. METHODS: Between January, 2004 and December, 2014, 23 patients (1.6%) with A1 aneurysms diagnosed by CTA or DSA were treated surgically. The "3H" therapy was adopted for postoperative prevention of cerebrovascular spasm. All the patients were followed up and examined with cerebrovascular CTA at 6, 12, 48 and 60 months after the operation with their Glasgow Outcome Scale score recorded...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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