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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110503/impact-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid-cea-levels-on-the-classification-of-pancreatic-cysts-using-the-papanicolaou-society-of-cytology-terminology-system-for-pancreaticobiliary-cytology
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Mauro Ajaj Saieg, Valerie Munson, Shanna Colletti, Aziza Nassar
BACKGROUND: The new proposed classification for pancreaticobiliary cytology has advocated the use of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) analysis of cyst fluid as an ancillary diagnostic tool for the determination of mucinous neoplasms in pancreatic cyst aspirates. We aimed to investigate the effect of CEA cyst fluid analysis on cases primarily called negative or nondiagnostic and on the sensitivity and specificity of the method. METHODS: We retrospectively identified and collected all pancreatic cyst aspirates from 2010 to 2014 at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, along with available corresponding surgical diagnoses...
February 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110463/biomarkers-of-renal-tumors-the-current-state-and-clinical-perspectives
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Marina O Golovastova, Dmitry O Korolev, Larisa V Tsoy, Vladimir A Varshavsky, Wan-Hai Xu, Andrey Z Vinarov, Evgeni Yu Zernii, Pavel P Philippov, Andrey A Zamyatnin
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) ranks the first death rate among the urogenital tumors, whereas its incidence follows the incidences of prostate and bladder cancer. The diagnosis of RCC at early stages allows immediately undertaking appropriate treatment, which significantly increases patients' survival rate. Early and accurate diagnosis avoids inadequate treatment, provides the disease progression forecast, and permits to apply more efficient therapy. Unfortunately, the small renal tumors are usually asymptomatic resulting in the late diagnosis and, therefore, low efficacy of treatment...
January 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110453/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Bryan Doherty, Vinod E Nambudiri, William C Palmer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare biliary adenocarcinoma associated with poor outcomes. Cholangiocarcinoma is subdivided into extrahepatic and intrahepatic variants. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is then further differentiated into (1) peripheral mass-forming tumors and (2) central periductal infiltrating tumors. We aimed to review the currently known risk factors, diagnostic tools, and treatment options, as well as highlight the need for further clinical trials and research to improve overall survival rates...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110422/interventions-for-neurocognitive-dysfunction
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Jacqueline Ellero, Michal Lubomski, Bruce Brew
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to evaluate current barriers to HIV cure strategies and interventions for neurocognitive dysfunction with a particular focus on recent advancements over the last 3 years. RECENT FINDINGS: Optimal anti-retroviral therapy (ART) poses challenges to minimise neurotoxicity, whilst ensuring blood-brain barrier penetration and minimising the risk of cerebrovascular disease. CSF biomarkers, BCL11B and neurofilament light chain may be implicated with a neuroinflammatory cascade leading to cognitive impairment...
January 21, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110382/economic-evaluations-alongside-efficient-study-designs-using-large-observational-datasets-the-pleasant-trial-case-study
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Matthew Franklin, Sarah Davis, Michelle Horspool, Wei Sun Kua, Steven Julious
BACKGROUND: Large observational datasets such as Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) provide opportunities to conduct clinical studies and economic evaluations with efficient designs. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to report the economic evaluation methodology for a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a UK NHS-delivered public health intervention for children with asthma that was evaluated using CPRD and describe the impact of this methodology on results...
January 21, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110369/neuroradiology-of-human-prion-diseases-diagnosis-and-differential-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Simona Gaudino, Emma Gangemi, Raffaella Colantonio, Annibale Botto, Emanuela Ruberto, Rosalinda Calandrelli, Matia Martucci, Maria Gabriella Vita, Carlo Masullo, Alfonso Cerase, Cesare Colosimo
Human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), or prion diseases, are invariably fatal conditions associated with a range of clinical presentations. TSEs are classified as sporadic [e.g. sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD), which is the most frequent form], genetic (e.g. Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease, fatal familial insomnia, and inherited CJD), and acquired or infectious (e.g. Kuru, iatrogenic CJD, and variant CJD). In the past, brain imaging played a supporting role in the diagnosis of TSEs, whereas nowadays magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays such a prominent role that MRI findings have been included in the diagnostic criteria for sCJD...
January 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110362/adult-onset-intradural-spinal-teratoma-report-of-18-consecutive-cases-and-outcomes-in-a-single-center
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Wei Wan, Cheng Yang, Wangjun Yan, Tielong Liu, Xinghai Yang, Dianwen Song, Jianru Xiao
STUDY DESIGN: Eighteen consecutive patients with adult-onset intradural spinal teratoma underwent surgical treatment in our center from 1998 to 2013. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Teratoma is defined as a neoplasm composed of elements derived from three germ cell layers (ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm). Intraspinal teratoma is extremely rare and accounts for 0.2-0.5% of all spinal cord tumors. Moreover, teratoma occurs primarily in neonates and young children. Adult-onset intradural spinal teratoma is even rare...
January 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110320/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-recent-update
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Alam Azeem, Chun Suen Ka, Ma Daqing
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) was first described in 1995 as a clinical syndrome distinct to classic acute decompensation. Characterized by complications of decompensation, ACLF occurs on a background of chronic liver dysfunction and is associated with high rates of organ failure and significant short-term mortality estimated between 45% and 90%. Despite the clinical relevance of the condition, it still remains largely undefined with continued disagreement regarding its precise etiological factors, clinical course, prognostic criteria and management pathways...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110259/ipsilateral-plaques-display-higher-t1-signals-than-contralateral-plaques-in-recently-symptomatic-patients-with-bilateral-carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage
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Xianling Wang, Jie Sun, Xihai Zhao, Daniel S Hippe, Thomas S Hatsukami, Jin Liu, Rui Li, Gador Canton, Yan Song, Chun Yuan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prospective studies have shown a strong association between carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebrovascular ischemic events. However, IPH is also observed in a substantial number of asymptomatic patients. We hypothesized that there are differences in the characteristics of IPH+ plaques associated with recent symptoms, compared to IPH+ plaques not associated with recent symptoms. METHODS: Patients with recent (≤2 weeks) anterior circulation ischemic events were scanned using a standardized multisequence protocol...
January 12, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110204/new-classification-of-epilepsy-related-neoplasms-the-clinical-perspective
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REVIEW
Burkhard S Kasper, Ekkehard M Kasper
Neoplastic CNS lesions are a common cause of focal epilepsy refractory to anticonvulsant treatment, i.e. long-term epilepsy-associated tumors (LEATs). Epileptogenic tumors encompass a variety of intriguing lesions, e.g. dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors or gangliogliomas, which differ from more common CNS neoplasms in their clinical context as well as on histopathology. Long-term epilepsy-associated tumor classification is a rapidly evolving issue in surgical neuropathology, with new entities still being elucidated...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110186/numb-chin-syndrome-as-a-sign-of-mandibular-metastasis-a-case-report
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Thomas Aerden, Koenraad Grisar, Patrick Neven, Esther Hauben, Constantinus Politis
INTRODUCTION: Metastasis to the oral cavity can be located in both the soft and bony tissues and comprise only 1% of all oral malignancies; however, it is clinically significant because it indicates widespread metastatic disease and an unfavorable prognosis. A numb chin is an important presentation of oral metastasis, but other dental and systemic pathology may be involved. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 54-year-old woman who presented with numb chin syndrome 8 years after a diagnosis of primary breast carcinoma...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110158/general-distress-is-more-important-than-ptsd-s-cognition-and-mood-alterations-factor-in-accounting-for-ptsd-and-depression-s-comorbidity
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Brianna M Byllesby, Jon D Elhai, Marijo Tamburrino, Thomas H Fine, Gregory Cohen, Laura Sampson, Edwin Shirley, Philip K Chan, Israel Liberzon, Sandro Galea, Joseph R Calabrese
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are highly comorbid and exhibit strong correlations with each other at both the symptom level and latent factor level. Various theories have attempted to explain this relationship. Results have been inconsistent regarding whether PTSD's negative alterations in cognition and mood factor (NACM) is significantly more related to depression, in contrast to other factors of PTSD. METHODS: Confirmatory factor analysis was used to attempt to address the relationships between PTSD and MDD in a large sample of trauma-exposed combat veterans from the Ohio National Guard as part of a larger longitudinal study...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109994/postsurgical-outcome-in-patients-with-olfactory-auras-and-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Maromi Nei, Elizabeth E Centurion, Matthew Lorenzo, Michael R Sperling
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the clinical features associated with olfactory auras in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and also hypothesized that this type of aura may predict worse postsurgical outcome in patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, data from all patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery were reviewed. Patients were prospectively registered in a database from 1986 through 2016...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109988/epilepsy-and-restless-legs-syndrome
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James D Geyer, Emery E Geyer, Zachary Fetterman, Paul R Carney
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common neurological movement disorder occurring in approximately 10% of the general population. The prevalence of moderately severe RLS is 2.7% overall (3.7% for women and 1.7% for men). Epilepsy is also a common neurological disorder with significant associated morbidity and impact on quality of life. We evaluated the severity and frequency of primary RLS in patients with localization-related temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and investigated the role of prodromal RLS symptoms as a warning sign and lateralizing indicator...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109966/misconceptions-and-facts-about-aortic-stenosis
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REVIEW
Edgar Argulian, Stephan Windecker, Franz H Messerli
Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease leading to intervention and it is typically a disease of the elderly. Recent clinical advances have expanded the role of transcatheter aortic valve intervention in patients with severe aortic stenosis making aortic valve intervention feasible and effective even in patients at intermediate, high and prohibitive surgical risk. With the rapid advances in treatment proper diagnosis becomes crucial for a wide range of patients with aortic stenosis: from 'concordant' high-gradient aortic stenosis to 'discordant' low-gradient aortic stenosis...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109722/sleep-insomnia-and-hypertension-current-findings-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
S Justin Thomas, David Calhoun
Blood pressure (BP) varies over 24 hours. During normal sleep, BP typically decreases by 10% or more. Research suggests that disordered sleep, particularly sleep deprivation and obstructive sleep apnea, is associated with increased BP and risk of hypertension. Less is known about the relationship between insomnia and hypertension. Population-based studies have reported an association between insomnia symptoms and both prevalent and incident hypertension, particularly in the context of short sleep duration...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109703/investigation-of-anogenital-distance-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-endometriosis
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Maria L Sánchez-Ferrer, Jaime Mendiola, Raquel Jiménez-Velázquez, Laura Cánovas-López, Shiana Corbalán-Biyang, Ana I Hernández-Peñalver, Ana Carmona-Barnosi, Ana B Maldonado-Cárceles, Maria T Prieto-Sánchez, Francisco Machado-Linde, Anibal Nieto, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
An association between anogenital distance (AGD) and endometriosis has been reported, suggesting that AGD may be a useful clinical tool in endometriosis. The predictive ability of AGD of women in discriminating presence and type of endometriosis was examined. A case-control study was conducted at the University Hospital 'Virgen de la Arrixaca', Murcia, Spain, between 2014 and 2015. A total of 114 participants diagnosed with endometriosis using ultrasound findings and 105 controls were recruited. Two AGD measurements were obtained: one from the anterior clitoral surface to the upper verge of the anus (AGDAC), and another one from the posterior fourchette to the upper verge of the anus (AGDAF)...
January 10, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109651/late-onset-krabbe-disease-due-to-the-new-galc-p-ala543pro-mutation-with-intriguingly-high-residual-galc-activity-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Inge Krägeloh-Mann, Klaus Harzer, Kevin Rostásy, Stefanie Beck-Wödl, Antje Bornemann, Judith Böhringer, Andrea Bevot, Verena Beck, Gisela Merkel, Maria Pechan
BACKGROUND: Krabbe disease (KD) is an inherited leukodystrophy due to a defect in the GALC gene which encodes the lysosomal galactosylceramide β-galactosidase (GALC). About two thirds of patients show the early onset form of KD dominated by cerebral demyelination leading to death in early infancy. Late onset forms include a spectrum of late infantile, juvenile and adult clinical courses. The deficiency of GALC leads to a galactosylceramide lipidosis in which lysosomal storage phenomena are seen almost only at the ultrastructural level...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109647/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Matthew J Cordova, Michelle B Riba, David Spiegel
Being diagnosed with and treated for cancer is highly stressful and potentially traumatic. An extensive literature has evaluated the prevalence, predictors, and correlates of cancer-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and diagnoses. In this qualitative review of cancer-related PTSD literature, we highlight conceptual, methodological, and diagnostic issues, and identify clinical implications and areas for future research. Cancer-related PTSD has been documented in a minority of patients with cancer and their family members, is positively associated with other indices of distress and reduced quality of life, and has several correlates and risk factors (eg, prior trauma history, pre-existing psychiatric conditions, poor social support)...
January 18, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109501/the-clinical-examination-of-non-word-repetition-tasks-in-identifying-persian-speaking-children-with-primary-language-impairment
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Yalda Kazemi, Soodeh Saeednia
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the diagnostic accuracy of a non-word repetition (NWR) test in identifying Persian-speaking preschool children with specific/primary language impairment (PLI). Children with PLI show consistently poorer performance in non-word repetition tasks than their typically developing language (TDL) counterparts. It is assumed that the ability to repeat non-words triggers language skills and that the absence of this ability may be responsible for language impairment in PLI children...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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