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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332181/management-of-rotator-cuff-injuries-in-the-elite-athlete
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Leigh J Weiss, Dean Wang, Michael Hendel, Philip Buzzerio, Scott A Rodeo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of pain and dysfunction for the elite athlete and can result in time loss from participation. This review highlights the current management of these injuries. RECENT FINDINGS: Conservative management of rotator cuff injuries continues to be the "gold standard" in the elite athlete. This includes a comprehensive rehabilitation program, anti-inflammatories, and corticosteroid injections. Newer treatment techniques such as intramuscular dry needling and the use of biologics such as platelet-rich plasma and stem cells demonstrate early promising results; however, these modalities require further investigation to determine their effectiveness...
January 13, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321112/the-evaluation-and-management-of-urolithiasis-in-the-emergency-department-a-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a common condition in the U.S. Patients frequently present to the emergency department (ED) for care, including analgesia and treatments to facilitate stone passage. OBJECTIVE: With the new evidence concerning the evaluation and treatment of urolithiasis, this review summarizes current literature regarding the ED management of urolithiasis. DISCUSSION: Urolithiasis occurs primarily through supersaturation of urine and commonly presents with flank pain, hematuria, and nausea/vomiting...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313556/does-obesity-affect-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-innovative-multi-modal-physical-therapy-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Nirav K Patel, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Chukwuweike Gwam, Nipun Sodhi, Assem A Sultan, Tanner McGinn, Anil Bhave, Jaydev B Mistry, Ronald E Delanois, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Knee stiffness following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common complication, especially in obese patients. The initial, non-operative treatments for this complication includes splinting and physical therapy. If these measures fail, manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) or surgical exploration can be considered to restore range of motion (ROM). However, it is generally desirable to avoid these procedures. For these reasons, newer physical therapy protocols have been developed...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305910/the-development-of-brain-white-matter-microstructure
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Catherine Lebel, Sean Deoni
Throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence, our brains undergo remarkable changes. Processes including myelination and synaptogenesis occur rapidly across the first 2-3 years of life, and ongoing brain remodeling continues into young adulthood. Studies have sought to characterize the patterns of structural brain development, and early studies predominately relied upon gross anatomical measures of brain structure, morphology, and organization. MRI offers the ability to characterize and quantify a range of microstructural aspects of brain tissue that may be more closely related to fundamental neurodevelopmental processes...
January 3, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288006/advancements-in-optical-techniques-and-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-bladder-cancer
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Tracy L Rose, Yair Lotan
Accurate detection and staging is critical to the appropriate management of urothelial cancer (UC). The use of advanced optical techniques during cystoscopy is becoming more widespread to prevent recurrent nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. Standard of care for muscle-invasive UC includes the use of computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging, but staging accuracy of these tests remains imperfect. Novel imaging modalities are being developed to improve current test performance. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography has a role in the initial evaluation of select patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer and in disease recurrence in some cases...
December 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276655/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Joon-Bom Kim, Rajinder S Nirwan, Ajay E Kuriyan
Purpose of Review: The goal of this paper is to review the recent literature of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and provide an update on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical findings, and management. Recent Findings: Although indocyanine-green angiography (ICGA) is still the gold standard for diagnosis of PCV, the use of en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography are useful tools in the diagnosis of PCV. Studies demonstrate superior treatment outcomes with combination photodynamic therapy (PDT) and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy...
June 2017: Current Ophthalmology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260044/isolated-presumed-optic-nerve-gumma-a-rare-presentation-of-neurosyphilis
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Nailyn Rasool, James A Stefater, Dean Eliott, Dean M Cestari
Purpose: The incidence of syphilitic infections continues to rise and represents a major public health concern, particularly in patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The infection has a multitude of clinical presentations and is often referred to as the 'great imitator.' We present a rare case of an isolated presumed syphilitic optic nerve gumma and characterize it using newer imaging modalities. Observations: A 36-year-old HIV-positive man, compliant with treatment, presented with a five day history of decreased vision in the left eye...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259628/relative-efficacy-of-quercetin-compared-with-benzydamine-hydrochloride-in-minor-aphthae-a-prospective-parallel-double-blind-active-control-preliminary-study
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Maitreyi Pandya, Anupama N Kalappanavar, Rajeshwari G Annigeri, Dhanya S Rao
Background and Objectives: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is an inflammatory condition present since ancient era wherein numerous treatment modalities have been tried. But complete eradication of the disease has not been possible and hence newer agents are being introduced. One such agent is a flavonoid named quercetin with proven antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and ulcer healing properties. Methods: 40 patients with minor aphthous ulcers were divided equally into two groups: A and B...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232651/body-packing-and-intra-vaginal-body-pushing-of-cocaine-a-case-report
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Vishwajit Kishor Wankhade, B G Chikhalkar
Drug trafficking is an international problem. The prevalence of drug trafficking and newer concealing methods has been ever increasing. Body packing is described as using the abdominal or pelvic cavity for concealing illegal drugs. Body pushers smuggle illicit drugs by inserting them into rectum or vagina. These cases are either presented to the emergency departments as Body Packer Syndrome or as asymptomatic cases for observation, detained for alleged possession of contraband substances. We report a unique case of an asymptomatic white female who was detained at Mumbai International Airport under suspicion and brought to hospital for observation...
December 5, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230009/the-use-of-pet-ct-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Roger Li, Gregory C Ravizzini, Michael A Gorin, Tobias Maurer, Matthias Eiber, Matthew R Cooperberg, Mehrdad Alemozzaffar, Matthew K Tollefson, Scott E Delacroix, Brian F Chapin
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) has recently emerged as a promising diagnostic imaging platform for prostate cancer. Several radiolabelled tracers have demonstrated efficacy for cancer detection in various clinical settings. In this review, we aim to illustrate the diverse use of PET/CT with different tracers for the detection of prostate cancer. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE using the terms 'prostate cancer', 'PET', 'PET/CT' and 'PET/MR')...
December 11, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225127/case-report-simultaneous-endovascular-repair-of-a-thoracic-aortic-injury-during-posterior-pedicle-screw-removal
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Serena Martin, Richard Lindsay, Robin C Baker
INTRODUCTION: Posterior spinal stabilisation is a technically demanding procedure which is increasing in popularity. Since this increase in popularity, complications, including screws misplacement, are being highlighted. Accuracy rates are higher when imaging modalities are used intra-operatively. Vascular injuries following posterior spinal stabilisation are rare and are usually discovered late on subsequent imaging. Immediate peri-operative compromise is rare, but nonetheless, resultant vascular injuries can be life threatening...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214071/is-bronchoscopy-an-obsolete-tool-in-cystic-fibrosis-the-role-of-bronchoscopy-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-its-clinical-use
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REVIEW
Lisa Paul
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive life threatening multisystem genetic disease which affects the CF transmembrane conductance regulator channel. Respiratory causes remain the most common mortality in CF. With the onset of newborn screening, initiating treatments both for prophylaxis and disease management, optimizing nutritional support, and developing therapies targeting CF transmembrane conductance regulator protein, this has significantly changed the face of managing this devastating disease. Bronchoscopy and related procedures such as bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), transbronchial biopsies, and protected brush sampling have been looked at in the management of CF as patients with CF continue to live longer with the help of newer therapies, the microbiome in the lung becomes less diverse along with increased occurrences for noninfectious causes of airway diseases...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208810/optimizing-outcomes-with-toric-intraocular-lenses
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REVIEW
Manpreet Kaur, Farin Shaikh, Ruchita Falera, Jeewan S Titiyal
Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) are the procedure of choice to correct corneal astigmatism of 1 D or more in cases undergoing cataract surgery. Comprehensive literature search was performed in MEDLINE using "toric intraocular lenses," "astigmatism," and "cataract surgery" as keywords. The outcomes after toric IOL implantation are influenced by numerous factors, right from the preoperative case selection and investigations to accurate intraoperative alignment and postoperative care. Enhanced accuracy of keratometry estimation may be achieved by taking multiple measurements and employing at least two separate devices based on different principles...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207685/excellent-response-to-chemotherapy-post-immunotherapy
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Ashish D Dwary, Samip Master, Abhishek Patel, Constance Cole, Richard Mansour, Glenn Mills, Nebu Koshy, Prakash Peddi, Gary Burton, Dalia Hammoud, Kavitha Beedupalli
Introduction: Immunotherapy in the form of immune checkpoint inhibitors has changed the landscape of cancer treatment. Newer monoclonal antibodies are coming up and are being tested in various cancers during different stages of treatment. With the increasing use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of various types of cancers, the question is raised as to what next can be offered to a patient who has progressed on this newer treatment. Does Sequence matter? There have been reports of improved responses to chemotherapy after immunotherapy in the form of vaccines...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205458/multi-disciplinary-management-of-refractory-insulinomas
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Emily Brown, Daniel Watkin, Jonathan Evans, Vincent Yip, Daniel J Cuthbertson
Insulinomas are predominantly benign (~90%), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours characterised by hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia. They usually present as a small (<2cm), well demarcated, solitary nodule that can arise in any part of the organ. Treatment of sporadic insulinomas is generally aimed at curative surgical resection with special consideration in genetic syndromes. Patients with significant hypoglycaemia can pose a difficult management challenge. In isolated cases where the patient is not medically fit for surgery or with metastatic spread, other treatment options are employed...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199667/mediastinal-staging-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-revisited-it-is-being-done-under-aegis-of-icon-and-lung-cancer-consortium-asia
#16
REVIEW
D Pandey, P Ramanathan, R Pandey, K Prabhash
Mediastinal staging is a crucial factor in the decision making in patients with non-metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Mediastinoscopy has historically been the gold standard for this purpose. With the advent of PET-CT, the role of an invasive staging modality like mediastinoscopy has been diminishing. Newer developments in endoscopic staging like EBUS and EUS-FNA have also provided means to get a cytological diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes. With the meta-analyses showing encouraging results of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in operable lung cancers including the early stage disease, the sanctity of invasive mediastinal staging for the sole purpose for selecting patients for upfront surgery is debatable...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184682/survival-differences-among-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-the-stage-of-disease-and-therapy-received-pre-and-post-sorafenib-era
#17
Chintan Shah, Lazarus K Mramba, Rohit Bishnoi, Harini Bejjanki, Hardik Satish Chhatrala, Sreenivasa R Chandana
Background: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing. Development of newer therapeutic modalities has changed the paradigm of HCC treatment in recent years. So, the aim of our study is to analyze the impact of these treatment modalities into the survival of HCC patients, based on the stage of HCC in real life practice. Methods: We analyzed the data from the SEER database: Incidence - SEER 18 Regs Research Data + Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases, Nov 2015 Sub (1973-2013 varying)...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177208/management-of-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-in-laparoscopic-era-a-concise-review
#18
REVIEW
Abhijit Shaligram
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is seldom curable. Maximal cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy has been used in efforts to improve survival. There has been a recent explosion of interest in this modality of treatment with various centers employing its use throughout the world. This is a complex procedure associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This makes patient selection very critical and hence there has been immense interest in the evaluation of various prognostic indicators being evaluated...
December 2016: International Journal of Surgery. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159043/neuroimaging-and-other-modalities-to-assess-alzheimer-s-disease-in-down-syndrome
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REVIEW
Natalie Neale, Concepcion Padilla, Luciana Mascarenhas Fonseca, Tony Holland, Shahid Zaman
People with Down syndrome (DS) develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) at higher rates and a younger age of onset compared to the general population. As the average lifespan of people with DS is increasing, AD is becoming an important health concern in this group. Neuroimaging is becoming an increasingly useful tool in understanding the pathogenesis of dementia development in relation to clinical symptoms. Furthermore, neuroimaging has the potential to play a role in AD diagnosis and monitoring of therapeutics. This review describes major recent findings from in vivo neuroimaging studies analysing DS and AD via ligand-based positron emission tomography (PET), [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET, structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157382/diagnostic-imaging-and-newer-modalities-for-thoracic-diseases-pet-computed-tomographic-imaging-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-for-staging-and-its-implication-for-lung-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Sarah J Counts, Anthony W Kim
Modalities to detect and characterize lung cancer are generally divided into those that are invasive [endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), esophageal ultrasound (EUS), and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENMB)] versus noninvasive [chest radiography (CXR), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)]. This chapter describes these modalities, the literature supporting their use, and delineates what tests to use to best evaluate the patient with lung cancer...
January 2018: PET Clinics
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