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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333086/ethical-and-safety-issues-of-stem-cell-based-therapy
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REVIEW
Vladislav Volarevic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Marina Gazdic, Ana Volarevic, Nemanja Jovicic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Lyle Armstrong, Valentin Djonov, Majlinda Lako, Miodrag Stojkovic
Results obtained from completed and on-going clinical studies indicate huge therapeutic potential of stem cell-based therapy in the treatment of degenerative, autoimmune and genetic disorders. However, clinical application of stem cells raises numerous ethical and safety concerns. In this review, we provide an overview of the most important ethical issues in stem cell therapy, as a contribution to the controversial debate about their clinical usage in regenerative and transplantation medicine. We describe ethical challenges regarding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, emphasizing that ethical dilemma involving the destruction of a human embryo is a major factor that may have limited the development of hESC-based clinical therapies...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333032/macrodystrophia-lipomatosa-clinico-patho-radiological-correlation
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Rakesh Mehra, Richa Bhartiya, Pallavi Agrawal, Nawanita Kumari
Macrodystrophia lipomatosa is a rare congenital nonhereditary developmental anomaly. It is characterized by hamartomatous proliferation of the soft tissue leading to disproportionate enlargement of the limbs and digits. Since it leads to diagnostic dilemma, it has to be differentiated from various other conditions as they differ in course, prognosis, complications, and treatment. Herein, we present two cases with localized gigantism and discuss the various differential diagnoses and need for clinico-patho-radilogical correlation for diagnosis of this rare entity...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333003/histopathological-study-of-gallbladder-carcinoma-and-its-mimics-with-role-of-carcinoembryonic-antigen-immunomarker-in-resolving-diagnostic-difficulties
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Santosh Kumar Mondal, Debashish Bhattacharjee, Palash Kumar Mandal, Saumitra Biswas
Background: Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) sometimes presents with nonspecific signs, without forming a mass, mimicking benign gallbladder (GB) diseases. On the contrary, benign GB diseases may mimic GBC. Material and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 107 cases over a period of 3 years (May 2012-April 2015), which included 41 review cases and 66 departmental cases. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) immunomarker expression was done. Results: In 27 of the 41 review cases, the diagnoses were benign diseases of GB associated with mild-to-moderate dysplasia of mucosal glands; however, after review in our department, it was found that of these 27 cases, nine cases were actually well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of GB with diffuse CEA expression and were mis diagnosed as benign diseases of GB with dysplasia...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332656/germ-cell-tumor-causing-pleural-effusion-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Surabhi Jaggi, Reetu Kundu, Sanjeev Binji, Uma Handa, Varinder Saini
Straw colored pleural fluid with raised adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in young healthy adults usually raises suspicion of tuberculosis, sometimes leading to laxity in carrying thorough physical examination and missing out some important clues with potential disastrous consequences. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed to have left pleural effusion and anti-tubercular treatment was started on the basis of straw colored, lymphocyte-predominant pleural fluid with significantly raised ADA levels. When there was no improvement after 1 month of treatment he was investigated further and found to have a mediastinal mass along with hydro-pneumothorax...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332204/supplementing-living-kidney-transplantees-medical-records-with-donor-and-recipient-narratives
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Anne Hambro Alnæs
Norway provides total social welfare coverage for organ transplantations, including free immunosuppressive medication and prepaid life-long follow up for both recipients and donors. Despite these benefits the proportion of living kidney donors (LKD) has in recent years declined from around 40% (2011) of all kidney transplantations to 24% (2016). This study suggests harnessing patient- and donor-narratives as a tool for addressing the current fall in donation rates. The hospital records of 18 recipient/donor dyads were compared with patient and donor accounts elicited in semi-structured interviews...
January 13, 2018: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332187/human-bite-injuries-to-the-head-and-neck-current-trends-and-management-protocols-in-england-and-wales
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Glyndwr W Jenkins, Robert Isaac, Shakir Mustafa
INTRODUCTION: Human bite injuries can be challenging in their presentation to the examining physician. In a study by Merchant et al., 18% of patients presenting with a human bite injury had suffered wounds to the head and neck region. Current trends in their initial management at presentation to emergency departments throughout England and Wales will be discussed in this paper. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A postal survey was sent out to 100 A&E lead clinicians. This was followed up by telephone enquiries to improve the response rate...
January 14, 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330977/effectiveness-of-horizontal-peer-assisted-learning-in-physical-examination-performance
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Inamullah Shah, Usman Mahboob, Sajida Shah
BACKGROUND: All students cannot be individually trained in physical examination skills due to faculty and time limitations. Peer-assisted learning (PAL) can solve this dilemma if it is used in undergraduate curriculum. Empirical effectiveness of horizontal peer-assisted learning model has not been reported previously. The objective of this study was to compare horizontal peer-assisted learning (PAL) with expert-assisted learning (EAL) in teaching of physical examination skills. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled study (Solomon four group design) carried out at a medical school...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330534/when-increasing-population-density-can-promote-the-evolution-of-metabolic-cooperation
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Richard J Lindsay, Bogna J Pawlowska, Ivana Gudelj
Microbial cooperation drives ecological and epidemiological processes and is affected by the ecology and demography of populations. Population density influences the selection for cooperation, with spatial structure and the type of social dilemma, namely public-goods production or self-restraint, shaping the outcome. While existing theories predict that in spatially structured environments increasing population density can select either for or against cooperation, experimental studies with both public-goods production and self-restraint systems have only ever shown that increasing population density favours cheats...
January 12, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327261/chronic-rejection-after-intestinal-transplant-where-are-we-in-order-to-avert-it
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REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Mihai Oltean, Ignazio R Marino
Chronic rejection affects the long-term survival of all solid organ transplants and, among intestinal allografts, occurs in up to 10% of the recipients. The insidious clinical evolution of the chronic allograft enteropathy, the absence of noninvasive biomarkers, and the late endoscopic findings delay its diagnosis. No pharmacological approach has been proven effective, and allograft removal nowadays still represents the only available therapy. The inclusion of the liver in the visceral allograft appears to be the only intervention affecting the development of chronic rejection, as revealed by large-center studies and registry reports...
January 11, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326526/localized-gingival-overgrowths-a-report-of-six-cases
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Sohini Banerjee, T K Pal
Localized gingival overgrowths are commonly encountered in our day-to-day clinical practice and often present a diagnostic dilemma to the clinicians. These lesions vary depending on the location, site, extent, histology, and/or etiopathology. Although most of the localized gingival enlargements represent the reactive lesion to plaque accumulation, the differential diagnosis ranges from peripheral fibroma to pyogenic granuloma to peripheral fibroma with ossification and/or calcification, peripheral giant cell granuloma, etc...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325751/a-difficult-diagnosis-of-coeliac-disease-repeat-duodenal-histology-increases-diagnostic-yield-in-patients-with-concomitant-causes-of-villous-atrophy
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Gaetano Cristian Morreale, Luigi Maria Montalbano, Maria Cappello, Emanuele Sinagra, Aroldo Rizzo, Antonio Carroccio
Villous atrophy in absence of coeliac disease (CD)-specific antibodies represents a diagnostic dilemma. We report a case of a woman with anaemia, weight loss and diarrhoea with an initial diagnosis of seronegative CD and a histological documented villous atrophy who did not improve on gluten-free diet due to the concomitant presence of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and Giardia lamblia infection. This case report confirms that CD diagnosis in CVID patients is difficult; the combination of anti-endomysial antibodies (EmA-IgA), anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG-IgAb) antibodies and total IgA is obligatory in basic diagnostic of CD but in CVID are negative...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325556/forecasting-imbalances-in-the-global-health-labor-market-and-devising-policy-responses
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Richard M Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A Bruckner, Daniel R Arnold, Tim Evans
BACKGROUND: The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates of over 40 million new health sector jobs by 2030 in mostly high- and middle-income countries and a needs-based shortage of 18 million, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. This paper shows how these key findings were developed, the global policy dilemmas they raise, and relevant policy solutions...
January 11, 2018: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325420/adolescent-and-caregivers-experiences-of-electronic-adherence-assessment-in-paediatric-problematic-severe-asthma
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Amy C Stewart, Kenneth N Gannon, Fran Beresford, Louise Fleming
This study explored the experiences of adolescents and their caregivers regarding adherence to inhaled corticosteroids which are assessed through an electronic monitoring device (EMD). These devices are increasingly being used for assessing medication adherence, yet there is little information about patient's experience of these tools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight adolescents with severe asthma, aged 11-15 years, who were electronically monitored as part of their care, along with their caregivers...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324938/deontological-aspects-of-the-nursing-profession-understanding-the-code-of-ethics
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Terezinha Nunes da Silva, Maria Eliane Moreira Freire, Monica Ferreira de Vasconcelos, Sergio Vital da Silva Junior, Wilton José de Carvalho Silva, Patrícia da Silva Araújo, Allan Victor Assis Eloy
OBJECTIVE: to investigate nursing professionals' understanding concerning the Code of Ethics; to assess the relevance of the Code of Ethics of the nursing profession and its use in practice; to identify how problem-solving is performed when facing ethical dilemmas in professional practice. METHOD: exploratory descriptive study, conducted with 34 (thirty-four) nursing professionals from a teaching hospital in João Pessoa, PB - Brazil. RESULTS: four thematic categories emerged: conception of professional ethics in nursing practice; interpretations of ethics in the practice of care; use of the Code of Ethics in the professional practice; strategies for solving ethical issues in the professional practice...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324926/risk-stratification-and-staging-in-prostate-cancer-with-prostatic-specific-membrane-antigen-pet-ctobjective-a-one-stop-shop
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Manoj Gupta, Partha Sarathi Choudhury, Sudhir Rawal, Harish Chandra Goel, Amitabh Singh, Vineet Talwar, Saroj Kumar Sahoo
OBJECTIVE: Current imaging modalities for prostate cancer (PC) had limitations for risk stratification and staging. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) frequently underestimated lymphatic metastasis while bone scintigraphy often had diagnostic dilemmas. Prostatic specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) has been remarkable in diagnosing PC recurrence and staging. We hypothesized it can become one-stop-shop for initial risk stratification and staging...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324089/development-and-content-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-moral-distress-among-social-workers-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Sagit Lev, Liat Ayalon
OBJECTIVE: Despite the significance of ethical issues faced by social workers, research on moral distress among social workers has been extremely limited. The aim of the current study is to describe the development and content validation of a unique questionnaire to measure moral distress among social workers in long-term care facilities for older adults in Israel. METHODS: The construction of the questionnaire was based on a secondary analysis of a qualitative study that addressed the moral dilemma of social workers in nursing homes in Israel...
January 11, 2018: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323074/small-cell-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Anuj Verma, Shubhada Kane, Sushant Vinarkar, Anil K D'Cruz
Small cell variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare variant. In the past, primary thyroid lymphomas were thought to be small cell MTC (SCMTC). However, with the advent of immunohistochemistry, it was realized that SCMTC is rare. Our patient presented with neck mass for 1 year with an outside laboratory report of neoplastic lesion. His serum calcitonin levels were normal, but serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were high. He underwent total thyroidectomy and was diagnosed to have small cell variant of MTC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321068/psychosocial-issues-discovered-through-reflective-group-dialogue-between-medical-students
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Shao-Yin Chu, Chi-Wei Lin, Meei-Ju Lin, Chin-Chen Wen
BACKGROUND: The biopsychosocial model is a comprehensive approach emphasizing holistic medical care. However, medical curricula that incorporate narrative reflective writing and group dynamic discussion of psychosocial issues among patients and their family members in reflective dialogue groups are currently underutilized. The aim of this study was to determine psychosocial issues among patients and their family members through medical students' reflective dialogue groups. METHODS: This study was completed as part of a pediatric clerkship...
January 10, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321025/diagnostic-challenges-of-prolonged-post-treatment-clearance-of-plasmodium-nucleic-acids-in-a-pre-transplant-autosplenectomized-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Paul M Luethy, Sean C Murphy, Annette M Seilie, Yingda L Xie, Chuen-Yen Lau, John F Tisdale, Matthew M Hsieh, Jessica L Reinhardt, Anna F Lau, Gary A Fahle
BACKGROUND: Autosplenectomy, as a result of sickle cell disease, is an important risk factor for severe malaria. While molecular methods are helpful in providing rapid and accurate infection detection and species identification, the effect of hyposplenism on result interpretation during the course of infection should be carefully considered. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year old autosplenectomized Nigerian male with severe sickle cell disease was referred to the National Institutes of Health for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
January 10, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320806/experiences-of-living-kidney-donors-during-the-donation-process
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Hanne Agerskov, Claus Bistrup, Mette S Ludvigsen, Birthe D Pedersen
BACKGROUND: The shortage of organs from deceased donors has led to more living donation. Furthermore, immunological developments have made it possible to perform kidney transplantation despite preformed antibodies against the donor organ. This has led to a broader recruitment base of living donors. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to investigate experiences and considerations on becoming, and during the process of being, a living kidney donor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interviews and participant observation were conducted before, during and after the donation...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Renal Care
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