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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912912/splenic-abscess-an-unusual-complication-of-colon-cancer
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Rishitha Yelisetti, Madiha Khurshid, Areig Awad, Anand Kaji
Colon cancer is among the common malignancies. Common cancer-related complications are regional tumor extension, obstruction, and tumor perforation. Abscess formation is among the rare complications. We report a case of a 60-year-old female who presented with shortness of breath and left upper quadrant pain and was diagnosed with splenic abscess associated with colon cancer. This type of presentation necessitates an early surgical intervention.
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894856/intraparenchymal-leiomyoma-of-the-breast-a-rare-location-for-an-infrequent-tumor
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Mehmet Tolga Kafadar, Metin Yalçın, Mehmet Ali Gök, Ayşegül Aktaş, Tacittin Semih Yürekli, Ayşegül İsal Arslan
Intraparenchymal leiomyoma of the breast are among benign non-epithelial tumors with the lowest incidence. Although it displays a benign histology, it may be confused with malignant lesions and create diagnostic confusion. In this paper, we report a 44-year-old woman with a painless mass with a diameter of 1.5 cm in the upper medial quadrant of her right breast. The lesion was removed surgically. The lesion's histologic examination and immunohistochemical analysis revealed a smooth muscle tumor of the breast...
July 2017: Eur J Breast Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894664/aesthetic-female-to-male-chest-transformation-power-of-combining-modified-mastectomy-with-a-pectoral-implant
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Turkia Abbed, David A Shifrin
Gender reassignment surgery has gained in popularity with increased media exposure and society's recognition of gender dysphoria. Female-to-male gender reassignment often begins with the "top" or chest surgery. Mastectomy with free nipple grafting is the most frequently described technique in the literature. This technique is reliable yet lacks the ability to provide a true male chest shape. We discuss our technique for female-to-male "top" surgery combining traditional mastectomy techniques with a lower pole pedicle vascularized areola and a pectoral implant...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889899/pulmonary-nodules-in-an-adolescent-female-presented-with-abdominal-pain-fatigue-and-weight-loss
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Britta K Sundquist, Paul G Comber, Scott H Beegle
A 14-year-old girl initially presented to a pediatric gastroenterology office with a 1-month history of right upper quadrant abdominal pain, which radiated to the right shoulder and back. Her pain was worse after heavy meals and with deep breaths. She reported anorexia, fatigue, dyspnea while playing soccer, and a 5-pound weight loss. She denied any fevers, cough, or changes in her bowel habits.
September 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888868/acute-right-upper-quadrant-abdominal-pain
#5
Young Joo Yang, Jae Young Park, Chang Seok Bang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875347/the-relationship-between-contrast-sensitivity-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Sarah Amanullah, Joseph Okudolo, Kamran Rahmatnejad, Shuai-Chun Lin, Sheryl S Wizov, Remy S Manzi Muhire, Lisa A Hark, Cindy X Zheng, Tingting Zhan, George L Spaeth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between contrast sensitivity (CS) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in different areas of vision. METHODS: This report is a sub-analysis of a prospective, observational cohort study investigating changes in performance-based assessment, vision-related quality of life, and clinical measures in patients with moderate to advanced glaucoma. The study included 161 participants with at least a 2-year history of glaucoma who underwent annual testing for 4 years...
September 5, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865530/the-4-quadrants-acute-pathology-in-the-abdomen-and-current-imaging-guidelines
#7
Bradley Mattson, Kal Dulaimy
With several different imaging options available, it is not surprising that health care providers are unsure which imaging study is most appropriate for evaluating patients who present to the emergency department with abdominal pain. The American College of Radiology, currently, has appropriateness criteria for patients presenting with right upper, right lower, and left lower quadrant pain, and there are different variants for each of these quadrants. Clinicians should be aware of the American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria and, whenever possible, should be using criteria as guide to help them order the most appropriate imaging study...
August 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861635/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-pericholecystic-hepatic-parenchyma-for-distinguishing-acute-and-chronic-cholecystitis
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Avneesh Gupta, Christina A LeBedis, Jennifer Uyeda, Mohammed M Qureshi, Stephan W Anderson, Jorge A Soto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to measure the performance of restricted diffusion of the pericholecystic hepatic parenchyma for distinguishing between acute and chronic cholecystitis. METHODS: The institutional review board approved this HIPAA-compliant retrospective study. Two hundred sixty-six patients presenting with acute right upper quadrant pain between 10/3/2010 and 11/28/2012 undergoing MR within 48 h of equivocal utility of ultrasound (US) were included...
August 31, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845693/automatic-localization-of-three-dimensional-cephalometric-landmarks-on-cone-beam-ct-images-by-extracting-symmetry-features-of-the-skull
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Bala Chakravarthy Neelapu, Om Prakash Kharbanda, Viren Sardana, Abhishek Gupta, Srikanth Vasamsetti, Rajiv Balachandran, Harish Kumar Sardana
OBJECTIVES: To propose an algorithm for automatic localization of 3D cephalometric landmarks on CBCT data, those are useful for both cephalometric and upper airway volumetric analysis. METHODS: Twenty landmarks were targeted for automatic detection, of which twelve landmark sexists on the mid-sagittal plane. Automatic detection of mid-sagittal plane from the volume is a challenging task. Mid-sagittal plane is detected by extraction of statistical parameters of the symmetrical features of the skull...
August 27, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843954/right-upper-quadrant-pain-in-a-47-years-old-female
#10
Giuseppe Corrias, Serena Monti, Lorenzo Mannelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840272/the-utility-of-hepatic-artery-velocity-in-diagnosing-patients-with-acute-cholecystitis
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Thomas W Loehfelm, Justin R Tse, R Brooke Jeffrey, Aya Kamaya
PURPOSE: To test the diagnostic performance of elevated peak systolic hepatic arterial velocity (HAv) in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. METHODS: 229 patients with an ultrasound (US) performed for right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain were retrospectively reviewed. 35 had cholecystectomy within 10 days of ultrasound and were included as test subjects. 47 had normal US and serology and were included as controls. Each test patient US was reviewed for the presence of gallstones, gallbladder distention, sludge, echogenic pericholecystic fat, pericholecystic fluid, gallbladder wall thickening, gallbladder wall hyperemia, and reported sonographic Murphy sign...
August 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839428/from-diagnosis-to-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-epidemic-problem-for-both-developed-and-developing-world
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Christos Damaskos, Serena Valsami, Spyridon Davakis, Nikolaos Garmpis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Stylianos Kykalos, Gerasimos Tsourouflis, Anna Garmpi, Ioanna Delladetsima, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Gregory Kouraklis
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent primary liver malignancy and the third cause of cancer-related death in the Western Countries. The well-established causes of HCC are chronic liver infections such as hepatitis B virus or chronic hepatitis C virus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, consumption of aflatoxins and tobacco smocking. Clinical presentation varies widely; patients can be asymptomatic while symptomatology extends from right upper abdominal quadrant paint and weight loss to obstructive jaundice and lethargy...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838217/diagnosis-of-upper-quadrant-lymphedema-secondary-to-cancer-clinical-practice-guideline-from-the-oncology-section-of-the-american-physical-therapy-association
#13
REVIEW
Kimberly Levenhagen, Claire Davies, Marisa Perdomo, Kathryn Ryans, Laura Gilchrist
The Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) developed a clinical practice guideline to aid the clinician in diagnosing secondary upper quadrant cancer-related lymphedema. Following a systematic review of published studies and a structured appraisal process, recommendations were written to guide the physical therapist and other health care clinicians in the diagnostic process. Overall clinical practice recommendations were formulated based on the evidence for each diagnostic method and were assigned a grade based on the strength of the evidence for different patient presentations and clinical utility...
July 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835413/salmonella-thompson-splenic-abscess-in-a-healthy-female
#14
Michael J Bonares, Thomas Ying, Yashesh Patel
A 26-year-old woman presented with a 5-day history of fever and 3-day history of left upper quadrant abdominal pain and cough associated with left shoulder tip pain. Initial blood cultures did not display growth. On CT imaging, there was a cyst measuring 7.2×8 cm originally interpreted to be haemorrhagic in nature. Repeat cultures during admission revealed Salmonella Thompson. Percutaneous drainage and antibiotic treatment, rather than splenectomy, was successfully pursued with the patient afebrile and in no pain at 6 weeks follow-up...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830137/clinical-applications-of-interferon-%C3%AE-releasing-assays-for-cytomegalovirus-to-differentiate-cytomegalovirus-disease-from-bystander-activation-a-pilot-proof-of-concept-study
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Sung-Han Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Hyun-Jung Lee, Sun-Mi Kim, Sung Shin, Sang-Hyoung Park, Kyung-Jo Kim, Young-Hoon Kim, Heungsup Sung, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Suk-Kyun Yang, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Duck-Jong Han
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We evaluated the proposed clinical application of the combined interpretation of host factors and viral factors in two different cytomegalovirus (CMV) co-infection models. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled all human immunodeficiency virus non-infected patients with confirmed Pneumocystitis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and those with suspected gastrointestinal CMV disease in a tertiary hospital. All patients underwent CMV interferon-γ releasing assay (IGRA) for CMV (T-track CMV, Lophius Biosciences)...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828121/percutaneous-sharp-recanalization-of-a-membranous-ivc-occlusion-with-an-occlusion-balloon-as-a-needle-target
#16
Michael D Rivers-Bowerman, Christopher B Lightfoot, Ruairi P Meagher, Michael D Carter, Robert F Berry
A 50-year-old male with right upper quadrant symptoms and hepatic dysfunction was found to have multiple dilated hepatic veins (HVs) with intrahepatic collateralization and membranous occlusion of the intrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) consistent with primary Budd-Chiari syndrome. Venacavograms depicted drainage of the intrahepatic collaterals through a left-sided HV entering the IVC above the level of the occlusion. Sharp recanalization of the membranous IVC occlusion was performed with an occlusion balloon as a needle target under echocardiographic monitoring followed by balloon angioplasty with restoration of IVC patency...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827912/quiescent-volcano-chest-wall-hemangioma
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Elroy Saldanha, John J S Martis, B Vinod Kumar, Rithesh J D'Cunha, V Vijin
Chest wall hemangiomas are rare tumors that may originate within the soft tissue or from the ribs. Intramuscular hemangioma is infrequent, representing less than 1 % of all hemangiomas, and the localization in the chest wall is even less frequent. They are typically cutaneous in location, large, and poorly circumscribed and can be locally destructive. We present a case of a 34-year-old lady presented with firm lump 3 × 3 cm in left upper and inner quadrant of left breast well defined borders, non-pulsatile and restricted mobility...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816298/-multiple-endoscopy-for-the-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-following-ileal-conduit-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
B Wang, J F Ye, L Zhao, H Bi, J Lu, L L Ma
Upper urinary tract calculi with infection is a quite difficult acute urologic emergency. And what is more, upper urinary tract obstruction after radical cystectomy following urinary diversion may be fatal in the vulnerable patients with this kind of situation. Postoperative anatomy and other factors affect the upper urinary tract calculi, and urinary tract infection greatly increased the risk. But it is particularly difficult to handle with patients with poor general condition and septic shock treatment, so how to optimize the selection program is worth further studying...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814315/incidental-detection-of-two-adult-gravid-filarial-worms-in-breast-a-case-report
#19
Santosh Tummidi, Kanchan Kothari, Roshni Patil, Shruti S Singhal, Pooja Keshan
BACKGROUND: Microfilaria is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries and is an endemic problem in India. Wuchereria bancrofti is the commonest filarial infection. In some lesions, microfilariae and adult filarial worm have been incidentally detected in fine-needle aspirates. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 year old hindu female presented with lump in upper outer quadrant of left breast. Fine needle aspiration revealed two adult gravid female filarial worms...
August 16, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813771/hepatic-adenoma-a-case-report
#20
Hasan H Turaihi, Thavam C Thambi-Pillai
Although liver lesions in the young population are relatively rare, clinicians can benefit from being familiar with a subset of common benign liver lesions which include hepatic adenoma, hepatic hemangioma, and focal nodular hyperplasia. This a case report of a 25-year-old Jehovah's Witness female on chronic oral contraception for polycystic ovarian syndrome who presented with progressive right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Ultrasound and MRI findings were consistent with hepatic adenoma. A description of her clinical work up followed by a brief description of the surgical intervention is discussed...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
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