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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735379/multidisciplinary-management-of-clival-chordomas-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-a-single-institution-consecutive-series
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Petter Förander, Jiri Bartek, Michael Fagerlund, Hamza Benmaklouf, Ernest Dodoo, Alia Shamikh, Pär Stjärne, Tiit Mathiesen
OBJECTIVE: Chordomas of the skull base have high recurrence rates even after radical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy. We evaluate the long-term clinical outcome using multidisciplinary management in the treatment of clival chordomas. METHODS: Between 1984 and 2015, 22 patients diagnosed with an intracranial chordoma were treated at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of 22 were treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for tumour residual or progression during the disease course...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735350/inflammatory-joint-disorders-and-neutrophilic-dermatoses-a-comprehensive-review
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Massimo Cugno, Roberta Gualtierotti, Pier Luigi Meroni, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis are inflammatory joint disorders with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic involvement. The skin is one of the most frequently affected extraarticular sites with a number of manifestations or distinct diseases, including common conditions, such as rheumatoid nodules and psoriasis, and rare diseases like neutrophilic dermatoses. The latter are clinically characterised by polymorphic lesions, including pustules, bullae, abscesses, papules, nodules, plaques and ulcers, and histologically by neutrophil-rich inflammatory infiltrates...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735117/pubic-osteomyelitis-after-surgery-for-perforated-colonic-diverticulitis-with-fecal-peritonitis-a-case-report
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Daichi Kitaguchi, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Yusuke Ohara, Tatsuya Oda, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
INTRODUCTION: Pubic osteomyelitis is a rare type of suppurative osteomyelitis. Early diagnosis of pubic osteomyelitis is difficult, and prolonged inflammation results in progressive bone degradation, severe pelvic pain and a wide-based gait. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of an 82-year-old woman who was admitted to a previous hospital with severe abdominal pain caused by a perforated colonic diverticulum with fecal peritonitis. She underwent an emergency operation and a postoperative wound infection occurred...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735036/proactive-tobacco-treatment-for-individuals-with-and-without-a-mental-health-diagnosis-secondary-analysis-of-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sandra J Japuntich, Scott E Sherman, Anne M Joseph, Barbara Clothier, Siamak Noorbaloochi, Elisheva Danan, Diana Burgess, Erin Rogers, Steven S Fu
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with (vs. without) mental illness use tobacco at higher rates and have more difficulty quitting. Treatment models for smokers with mental illness are needed. METHODS: This secondary analysis of the Victory Over Tobacco study [a pragmatic randomized clinical trial (N=5123) conducted in 2009-2011 of Proactive Care (proactive outreach plus connection to smoking cessation services) vs. Usual Care] tests the effectiveness of treatment assignment in participants with and without a mental health diagnosis on population-level, 6month prolonged abstinence at one year follow-up...
July 15, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734972/non-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-an-overview-and-treatment-via-local-injection
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A V Dolinko, R A Vrees, G N Frishman
Ectopic pregnancies account for 1.5-2% of all pregnancy in the United States. Of these, approximately 10 percent implant in non-tubal locations, including the abdominal cavity, cervix, ovary, interstitial portion of the fallopian tube, broad ligament, the uterine cornua, or within a cesarean section scar. Because these pregnancies tend to present later than typical tubal pregnancies, they have been associated with greater maternal morbidity and mortality. Advances in ultrasound technology have allowed for earlier diagnosis of non-tubal ectopic pregnancies, which in turn has led to the development of novel minimally invasive techniques to manage them...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734945/the-epigenomic-revolution-in-breast-cancer-from-single-gene-to-genome-wide-next-generation-approaches
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Veronica Davalos, Anna Martinez-Cardus, Manel Esteller
From the first identification of aberrant DNA methylation in primary human tumors more than three decades ago, exponential progress in cancer epigenetics research has been made. For many years, cancer epigenetics studies relied on identification of DNA methylation and histone modifications at specific genes. These studies laid the foundation for the field and revealed the epigenetic alterations as hallmark of cancer, as well as the crucial role of epigenetic mechanisms in tumorigenesis. The introduction of next-generation sequencing and array-based technologies for analyzing epigenetic states has accelerated our understanding about cancer and nowadays have become potent tools in our fight against the disease...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734901/gastroresistant-oral-peptide-for-fluorescence-imaging-of-colonic-inflammation
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Paola Luciani, Ander Estella-Hermoso de Mendoza, Tommaso Casalini, Silvia Lang, Kirstin Atrott, Marianne R Spalinger, Anna Pratsinis, Jens Sobek, Isabelle Frey-Wagner, Jens Schumacher, Jean-Christophe Leroux, Gerhard Rogler
The use of molecular markers for inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract could empower optical imaging modalities for early diagnosis and eventually personalized timely treatments. A major hurdle to the widespread use of functional fluorescence imaging is the absence of suitable contrast agents, in particular to be administered via the oral route due to the usual proteolytic susceptibility of the biomarkers. By designing a retro-inverso peptide, starting from a previously described sequence specific for N-cadherin, we achieved resistance to gastrointestinal degradation and even slightly improved specificity towards the target, both in ex vivo and in vivo experimental colitis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734895/a-sensitive-and-convenient-method-for-clinical-detection-of-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-associated-common-mutations
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Er-Feng Yuan, Wei Xia, Jing-Tao Huang, Ling Hu, Xing Liao, Xiang Dai, Song-Mei Liu
BACKGROUND: The majority of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) patients result from causative mutations in GJB2, SLC26A4 and mitochondrial 12S rRNA genes. Accurate detection of these genetic mutations is increasingly recognized for its clinical significance to reduce incidence and guide individual treatment of NSHL. Current methods for clinical practice are labor intensive, expensive or of low sensitivity. METHODS: Genomic DNA from 7 newborns not passing the hearing screening and 94 newborns passing the hearing screening were analyzed for the common mutations using high resolution melting analysis (HRMA) and Sanger sequencing...
July 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734808/-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-manifesting-as-neonatal-respiratory-distress-in-an-hiv-exposed-uninfected-newborn
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A Pham, H El Mjati, N Nathan, F Kieffer, D Mitanchez
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most common intrauterine infections, affecting approximately 1% of all live births. There are few reports on congenital CMV infections manifesting as isolated pneumonitis. CASE REPORT: We report a case of congenital CMV with neonatal respiratory distress affecting an HIV-exposed uninfected infant. This infant required noninvasive ventilation beginning within the first 15min of life. The initial chest X-ray showed diffuse bilateral ground-glass opacifications...
July 19, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734747/retroperitoneal-fibrosis-associated-with-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-in-the-differential-diagnosis-in-retroperitoneal-tumors-case-report
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Gabriela Ruiz Mar, Óscar E Cárdenas Serrano, Jorge Roldan García, A Cañavera-Constantino, Víctor M Menéndez Trejo, Óscar Chapa Azuela
The patient was a 55-year-old woman with a 4-month history of pain in left flank that irradiated to the lumbar region. Computed tomography revealed a cystic tumor in the retroperitoneal region that compresses the ureter and left renal pelvis in contact with pancreatic body and tail. Surgery was performed and the definitive pathological report diagnosed nodular retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with IgG4; Ki67-positive in germinal centers (5%) and IgG4-positive (40 plasma cells in 3 fields of 40x) by immunohistochemistry...
July 19, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734709/worldwide-fracture-prediction
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Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Marlene Chakhtoura, Jane A Cauley, Nariman Chamoun
The substantial increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases in general and osteoporosis in particular, necessitates the establishment of efficient and targeted diagnosis and treatment strategies. This chapter reviews and compares different tools for osteoporosis screening and diagnosis; it also provides an overview of different treatment guidelines adopted by countries worldwide. While access to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone mineral density (BMD) is limited in most areas in the world, the introduction of risk calculators that combine risk factors, with or without BMD, have resulted in a paradigm shift in osteoporosis screening and management...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734699/an-update-on-the-genetics-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Leonie J M Vergouw, Inger van Steenoven, Wilma D J van de Berg, Charlotte E Teunissen, John C van Swieten, Vincenzo Bonifati, Afina W Lemstra, Frank Jan de Jong
The genetic architecture of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is increasingly taking shape. Initially, genetic research focused mainly on linkage and candidate gene studies in small series of DLB patients. More recently, association and exome sequencing studies in larger groups have been conducted, and have shown that several variants in GBA and the APOE ε4 allele are important genetic risk factors for DLB. However, genetic research in DLB is still in its infancy. So far, many genetic studies have been biased and performed in clinically and pathologically heterogeneous populations...
July 13, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734692/respiratory-arrest-at-the-onset-of-idiopathic-childhood-occipital-epilepsy-of-gastaut
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Keiko Funata, Tatsuhiko Shike, Toshiki Takenouchi, Yukio Yamashita, Takao Takahashi
Occipital lobe epilepsy of childhood includes two entities: Panayiotopoulos syndrome in pre-school children, and idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy of Gastaut (ICOEG) in school-age children. The typical initial manifestation of the former is vomiting, and that of the latter is visual hallucinations. Ictal cardiopulmonary arrest at initial presentation has been reported for Panayiotopoulos syndrome, but not for ICOEG. We document a 7-year-old previously healthy girl who experienced an acute elemental visual hallucination of seeing insects, followed by a new-onset generalized seizure...
July 19, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734683/health-seeking-behavior-and-medical-facility-choice-in-samsun-turkey
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Cihad Dündar
OBJECTIVE: Examining the factors that play a role in determining patient preferences for different healthcare institutions. METHOD: This descriptive study was conducted in five family health centers (FHC) and in six hospitals in Samsun Province in Turkey. The data were collected from 1700 volunteer patients by using a structured questionnaire, while they were waiting for consultation. RESULT: The average number of out-patient visits was 9...
July 12, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734649/maxillary-and-mandibular-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-concurrent-periapical-endodontic-disease-diagnosis-and-management
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Jennifer M Dolan, Anna DeGraft-Johnson, Neville McDonald, Brent B Ward, Tycel J Phillips, Stephanie M Munz
Extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the oral region can present similarly to diseases of odontogenic origin. The objective of this report was to describe a rare case of maxillary and mandibular NHL that presented similarly to and concurrently with lesions of odontogenic origin.A unique case of extranodal NHL, which presented at the apices of maxillary and mandibular teeth in conjunction with lesions of odontogenic origin in a 68-year-old white man, is described. The patient sought care because of a lesion in the right maxillary paranasal region that caused him paresthesia...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734648/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-class-4-invasive-cervical-resorption-with-internal-approach-a%C3%A2-case-series
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Avi Shemesh, Joe Ben Itzhak, Michael Solomonov
Invasive cervical resorption (ICR) is a type of external resorption that can involve the coronal, middle, and apical parts of the root in its advanced stages. The diagnosis and treatment of ICR depend on the extent of the resorption into the dentin. The treatment of advanced ICR is challenging, and these teeth have poor prognoses. This article describes 4 cases of class 4 ICR diagnosed by using cone-beam computed tomography and treated with a minimally invasive internal approach with sodium hypochlorite irrigation and calcium hydroxide dressing...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734560/deciding-on-breast-cancer-risk-reduction-the-role-of-counseling-in-individual-decision-making-a-qualitative-study
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Sarah B Blakeslee, Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Patricia A Parker, Christine M Gunn, Hanna Bandos, Therese B Bevers, Tracy A Battaglia, Angela Fagerlin, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Christine Holmberg
OBJECTIVES: The presentation of risks and benefits in clinical practice is common particularly in situations in which treatment recommendations involve trade-offs. The treatment of breast cancer risk with selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) is such a decision. We investigated the influence of health care provider (HCP) counseling on women's decision-making. METHODS: Thirty breast cancer risk counseling sessions were recorded from April 2012-August 2013 at a comprehensive cancer center and at a safety-net, community hospital in the US...
June 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734545/engineered-hydrogels-in-cancer-therapy-and-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Mohammadmajid Sepantafar, Reihan Maheronnaghsh, Hossein Mohammadi, Fatemeh Radmanesh, Mohammad Mahdi Hasani-Sadrabadi, Marzieh Ebrahimi, Hossein Baharvand
Over the last decade, numerous investigations have attempted to clarify the intricacies of tumor development to propose effective approaches for cancer treatment. Thanks to the unique properties of hydrogels, researchers have made significant progress in tumor model reconstruction, tumor diagnosis, and associated therapies. Notably, hydrogel-based systems can be adjusted to respond to cancer-specific hallmarks and/or external stimuli. These well-known drug reservoirs can be used as smart carriers for multiple cargos, including both naked and nanoparticle-encapsulated chemotherapeutics, genes, and radioisotopes...
July 19, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734517/tuberculosis-in-children
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REVIEW
Tania A Thomas
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the leading cause of death worldwide from a single bacterial pathogen. The World Health Organization estimates that annually 1 million children have tuberculosis (TB) disease and many more harbor a latent form. Accurate estimates are hindered by under-recognition and challenges in diagnosis. To date, an accurate diagnostic test to confirm TB in children does not exist. Treatment is lengthy but outcomes are generally favorable with timely initiation. With the End TB Strategy, there is an urgent need for improved diagnostics and treatment to prevent the unnecessary morbidity and mortality from TB in children...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734514/malaria-in-children
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REVIEW
Lauren M Cohee, Miriam K Laufer
Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in endemic areas, leading to an estimated 438,000 deaths in 2015. Malaria is also an important health threat to travelers to endemic countries and should be considered in evaluation of any traveler returning from a malaria-endemic area who develops fever. Considering the diagnosis of malaria in patients with potential exposure is critical. Prompt provision of effective treatment limits the complications of malaria and can be life-saving. Understanding Plasmodium species variation, epidemiology, and drug-resistance patterns in the geographic area where infection was acquired is important for determining treatment choices...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
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