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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092488/low-level-laser-therapy-in-enhancing-wound-healing-and-preserving-tissue-thickness-at-free-gingival-graft-donor-sites-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Gulbahar Ustaoglu, Esra Ercan, Mustafa Tunali
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on wound healing at free gingival graft (FGG) donor sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients requiring FGG were selected for this randomized, controlled, and double-blinded prospective clinical trial. The FGG donor sites were treated with LLLT and compared with an untreated control group. The Wound-Healing Index (WHI), tissue consistency, color match, and H2O2 bubbling test for the evaluation of complete wound epithelialization were recorded on the 3rd, 7th, 14th and 21st days...
January 12, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081584/-mini-open-approach-shows-good-results-in-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Stephanie Maria Kirschbaum, Frank Sitterlee, Carsten Perka, Michael Müller
Background Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) describes a painful, abnormal (bony) contact between the femoral neck and acetabulum, which, if left untreated, contributes to early osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Despite its flat learning curve and long operation times, hip arthroscopy has been used increasingly often in recent years in the surgery of femoroacetabular impingement. The mini-open technique (MOT) offers a possible alternative that addresses the abnormal morphological prominence and allows minimally invasive clearance of hip motion...
January 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058661/an-old-mismanaged-lisfranc-injury-treated-by-gradual-deformity-correction-followed-by-the-second-stage-internal-fixation
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Mehraj D Tantray, Khurshid Kangoo, Asif Nazir, Muzamil Baba, Raja Rameez, Syed Tabish, Syed Shahnawaz
The Lisfranc fracture-dislocation of the foot is uncommon and diagnosis is often missed. The Lisfranc joint involves the articulation between medial cuneiform and base of the second metatarsal and is considered a keystone to structural integrity to the midfoot. The articulation has a stabilization effect on longitudinal and transverse arches of the foot. A neglected or untreated injury to the Lisfranc joint can lead to secondary arthritis and significant morbidity and disability. We present a case of a neglected Lisfranc fracture-dislocation in a 28-year-old female patient who presented 3 months after injury...
January 5, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053302/polymyositis-without-beneficial-response-to-steroid-therapy-should-miyoshi-myopathy-be-a-differential-diagnosis
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Renata Siciliani Scalco, Paulo José Lorenzoni, David S Lynch, William Alves Martins, Heinz Jungbluth, Ros Quinlivan, Jefferson Becker, Henry Houlden
BACKGROUND Miyoshi myopathy (MM) is an autosomal-recessive muscle disorder caused by mutations in the DYSF gene. Clinical features and histopathological changes in dysferlinopathies may mimic inflammatory myopathies and a high degree of clinical suspicion is required to guide the genetic investigation. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 16-year-old male who presented with severe bilateral calf pain and elevated CK levels (15 000 IU/l) who was on prolonged steroid therapy prompted by the clinical suspicion of inflammatory myopathy...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051109/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-is-associated-with-rheumatic-diseases
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Kyla R Rodgers, Jiang Gui, Mary Beth P Dinulos, Richard C Chou
We retrospectively analyzed electronic medical records of patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type (HEDS), including demographic information, workup, rheumatological diagnoses in order to determine its association with rheumatological conditions. HEDS Patients were stratified according to level of workup received (no additional work (physical exam only) = NWU, limited workup = LWU, comprehensive workup = CWU)). HEDS patients were predominantly female (21:4, F:M). The percentage of patients with at least one rheumatological condition was significantly correlated with level of workup (NWU, 9...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050893/novel-route-of-insulin-delivery-using-an-implant-mediated-drug-delivery-system
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Young-Seok Park
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) frequently require multiple painful injections of insulin to manage their blood glucose level. A newly introduced, modified titanium implant, the implant-mediated drug delivery system (IMDDS), has the advantage of sustained, needle-free drug delivery. We evaluated the feasibility of the IMDDS as an alternative route of insulin delivery in an alloxan-induced rabbit DM model. Among a total of 30 rabbits with IMDDSs, 25 survived the induction and had a blood glucose level (BGL) higher than 300 mg/dl...
January 3, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045824/neuropathic-pain-due-to-iatrogenic-lingual-nerve-lesion-nerve-grafting-to-reduce-otherwise-untreatable-pain
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Jop P Verweij, Kira S van Hof, Martijn J A Malessy, Richard van Merkesteyn
Iatrogenic lingual nerve lesion is a well-known and unfortunate complication after mandibular third molar removal. Occasionally, the nerve injury can cause severe neuropathic pain.Here, the authors present the history of 2 patients with lingual nerve injury due to mandibular third molar removal, and with severe neuropathic pain in the craniomandibular region. Pharmacotherapy and physiotherapy did not reduce the pain, and ultimately, the lingual nerve was surgically explored. Scar tissue and a lingual nerve neuroma were observed and resected in both patients...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043313/ogilvie-s-syndrome
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Muhammad Waqas Khan, Sanniya Khan Ghauri, Sara Shamim
Ogilvie's syndrome, also known as 'paralytic ileus of the colon', is characterised by pseudo-obstruction of the large intestine in the absence of any mechanical obstructing component; and presents as a massively distended abdomen. If left untreated, it may lead to bowel perforation or ischemia. Ogilvie's syndrome usually presents as a postsurgical complication, mainly due to the lack and/or restriction of movement coupled with a possible electrolyte imbalance. Here, we present a case of a pre-surgical 63-year lady, having a right hip fracture, who came with complaints of severe abdominal pain and distension for 4 days...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042398/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-panic-disorder-a-comparative-study
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Shruti Srivastava, Skand Shekhar, Manjeet Singh Bhatia, Shridhar Dwivedi
OBJECTIVES: The quality of life (QOL) of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is known to be impaired. Non-cardiac chest pain referrals are often under-diagnosed and untreated, and there are hardly any studies comparing the QOL of CAD and panic disorder related (non-cardiac) chest pain referrals (PDRC). METHODS: We assessed the psychiatric morbidity and QOL of patients newly diagnosed with CAD (n = 40) at baseline and six weeks post-treatment and compared their QOL with patients with PDRC (n = 40) and age- and gender-matched healthy controls (n = 57)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042063/hospice-use-and-pain-management-in-elderly-nursing-home-residents-with-cancer
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Jacob N Hunnicutt, Jennifer Tjia, Kate L Lapane
CONTEXT: Pain management is suboptimal in nursing homes. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the extent to which receipt of hospice in nursing homes (NH) increases the receipt of pain management for residents with cancer at the end-of-life. METHODS: Study participants included Medicare beneficiaries with cancer who were NH residents in the last 90 days of life in 2011-2012 (n=78,160). Residents in pain on hospice were matched to like residents without hospice by facility, type of pain assessment (self-report/staff assessment), and weeks until death (9,064 matched strata, 16,968 unique residents...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025744/soluble-syndecan-1-a-novel-biomarker-of-small-bowel-mucosal-damage-in-children-with-celiac-disease
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D Yablecovitch, A Oren, S Ben-Horin, E Fudim, R Eliakim, T Saker, F M Konikoff, U Kopylov, T Matthias, A Lerner
BACKGROUND: Syndecan-1 (SDC1) is essential for maintaining normal epithelial barrier. Shedding of SDC1 ectodomain, reflected by serum soluble syndecan-1 (SSDC1) levels, is regulated by inflammation. Increased intestinal permeability plays a central role in celiac disease (CD). The association between SSDC1 levels and mucosal damage in CD has not been evaluated. AIMS: To evaluate serum SSDC1 levels in children with CD and to determine its relationship with histological grading classified by modified Marsh criteria...
December 26, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994795/long-term-effects-of-untreated-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Hans-Rudolf Weiss, Nikos Karavidas, Marc Moramarco, Kathryn Moramarco
Currently, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is principally regarded as benign, but some researchers have cited serious or extreme effects, including severe pain, cardiopulmonary compromise, social isolation, and even early death. Therefore, exploration of the long-term effects of AIS, the most common type of idiopathic scoliosis, is warranted. The purpose of this review was to examine the long-term studies on the natural history of AIS and/or reviews concerning the long-term effects of untreated AIS. A PubMed search was conducted using the key words idiopathic scoliosis, long-term effects and idiopathic scoliosis, natural history...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994474/probiotics-improve-the-efficacy-of-standard-triple-therapy-in-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-a-meta-analysis
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Christine S M Lau, Amanda Ward, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori colonization is present in half of the world's population and can lead to numerous gastrointestinal diseases if left untreated, including peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. Although concurrent triple therapy remains the recommended treatment regimen for H. pylori eradication, its success rate and efficacy have been declining. Recent studies have shown that the addition of probiotics can significantly increase eradication rates by up to 50%. This meta-analysis examines the impact of probiotic supplementation on the efficacy of standard triple therapy in eradicating H...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983969/clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-murine-typhus-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Constantinos Tsioutis, Maria Zafeiri, Asimakis Avramopoulos, Efthymia Prousali, Michael Miligkos, Spyridon A Karageorgos
Murine or endemic typhus, a febrile disease caused by Rickettsia typhi, is often misdiagnosed due to its non-specific presentation. We sought to evaluate all available evidence in the literature regarding the clinical and laboratory manifestations, epidemiological characteristics, and outcomes of murine typhus. Pubmed was searched for all articles providing available data. In an effort to incorporate contemporary data, only studies from 1980 were included. Thirty-three case series including 2074 patients were included in final analysis...
February 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957358/bortezomib-ifosfamide-carboplatin-and-etoposide-in-a-patient-with-hiv-negative-relapsed-plasmablastic-lymphoma
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Mehmet Akce, Elaine Chang, Mohammad Haeri, Mike Perez, Christie J Finch, Mark M Udden, Martha P Mims
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare subtype of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), often associated with HIV infection. We present a case of a 53-year-old HIV-negative man with untreated hepatitis C viral infection who presented with abdominal pain and lymphadenopathy. Lymph node and bone marrow biopsies were consistent with plasmablastic lymphoma. He had partial response (PR) to 6 cycles of EPOCH but disease progressed seven weeks later. Repeat biopsy was consistent with plasmablastic lymphoma. Three cycles of bortezomib, ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide (B-ICE) chemotherapy resulted in a partial response (PR)...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931200/amoebic-liver-abscess-an-unusual-cause-for-a-right-iliac-fossa-mass-a-case-report
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Vithiya Ratnasamy, Kumanan Thirunavukarasu, Kannathasan Selvam, Murugananthan Arumugam
BACKGROUND: Amoebic liver abscess is the most common extra intestinal manifestation of amoebiasis in tropical countries. It usually presents with right hypochondrial pain, fever and anorexia. Amoebic liver abscess has gained clinical significance due to the wide variety of clinical presentations which can cause diagnostic dilemmas and high mortality in untreated cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 63-year-old male with a history of anorexia for 3 weeks, fever for 4 days and examination findings of tender hepatomegaly with a liver span of 15 cm in the mid clavicular line and a firm irregular mass in the right iliac fossa...
December 8, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929717/patterns-of-chronic-inflammation-in-extensively-treated-patients-with-arachnoiditis-and-chronic-intractable-pain
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John A Bilello, Forest S Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To use biomarkers to gain insight into and gauge the residual (post-treatment) level of inflammation in two groups of intensively treated patients with severe chronic pain. METHODS: Three study groups were analyzed, and included: (i) patients (n = 90) with chronic intractable pain (CIP), (ii) patients (n = 26) with chronic pain and MRI-documented arachnoiditis (ARC) and (iii) normal subjects without a diagnosis of chronic pain (n = 86). We determined and compared the serum concentrations of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT), Myeloperoxidase (MPO) and soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor receptor type 2 (sTNFR2) in each of the patient populations studied...
December 17, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929243/epididymitis-an-overview
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John R McConaghy, Bethany Panchal
Inflammation of the epididymis, or epididymitis, is commonly seen in the outpatient setting. Etiology and treatment are based on patient age and the likely causative organisms. Epididymitis presents as the gradual onset of posterior scrotal pain that may be accompanied by urinary symptoms such as dysuria and urinary frequency. Physical findings include a swollen and tender epididymis with the testis in an anatomically normal position. Although the etiology is largely unknown, reflux of urine into the ejaculatory ducts is considered the most common cause of epididymitis in children younger than 14 years...
November 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922040/functional-urological-disorders-a-sensitized-defence-response-in-the-bladder-gut-brain-axis
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REVIEW
Carsten Leue, Joanna Kruimel, Desiree Vrijens, Adrian Masclee, Jim van Os, Gommert van Koeveringe
Functional urological and gastrointestinal disorders are interrelated and characterized by a chronic course and considerable treatment resistance. Urological disorders associated with a sizeable functional effect include overactive bladder (OAB), interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). Poor treatment outcomes might be attributable to untreated underlying psychological and psychiatric disorders, as the co-occurrence of functional urological and gastrointestinal disorders with mood and anxiety disorders is common...
December 6, 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914971/once-weekly-ofatumumab-in-untreated-or-relapsed-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinaemia-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Richard R Furman, Herbert A Eradat, Christine G DiRienzo, Craig C Hofmeister, Suzanne R Hayman, John P Leonard, Morton Coleman, Ranjana Advani, Asher Chanan-Khan, Julie Switzky, Qiming M Liao, Damini Shah, Roxanne C Jewell, Steen Lisby, Thomas S Lin
BACKGROUND: The development of more effective and safer treatments, especially non-chemotherapeutics, is needed for patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and clinical activity of intravenous ofatumumab monotherapy for untreated and relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. METHODS: We did a phase 2, open-label, single-arm study at six centres (hospitals and cancer clinics) in the USA. Patients aged at least 18 years who were diagnosed with untreated or relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia and required treatment, received up to three cycles of weekly ofatumumab for 5 weeks...
January 2017: Lancet Haematology
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