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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783140/congenital-diaphragmatic-disease-an-unusual-presentation-in-adulthood-case-report
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Angela Gurrado, Roberta Maria Isernia, Alessandro De Luca, Valentina Ferraro, Daniela Virgintino, Anna Napoli, Giuseppe Cavallaro, Eugenio Maiorano, Angela Pezzolla, Mario Testini
INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic disease is a quite common condition that usually occurs in the neonatal period, and the diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic disease in adulthood is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-years-old Caucasian woman was admitted in emergency at our Department, due to a bowel obstruction and dyspnea. A CT-scan showed a diaphragmatic herniation in the left area, with malposition of dilated transverse and descending colon in the chest. An emergency laparatomy was performed, showing a toxic megacolon, in the absence of a true diaphragmatic hernia, and a left diaphragm and left liver hypoplasia...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783081/recent-technological-advancements-in-tuberculosis-diagnostics-a-review
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REVIEW
Shagun Gupta, Vipan Kakkar
Early diagnosis and on-time effective treatment are indispensable for Tuberculosis (TB) control - a life threatening infectious communicable disease. The conventional techniques for diagnosing TB normally take two to three weeks. This delay in diagnosis and further increase in detection complexity due to the emerging risks of XDR-TB (Extensively drug Resistant-TB) and MDR-TB (Multidrug Resistant-TB) are evoking interest of researchers in the field of developing rapid TB detection techniques such as biosensing and other point-of-care (POC) techniques...
May 11, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782706/biological-stimulus-driven-assembly-disassembly-of-functional-nanoparticles-for-targeted-delivery-controlled-activation-and-bioelimination
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REVIEW
Xi Hu, Fangyuan Li, Shuying Wang, Fan Xia, Daishun Ling
Nanoassembly technology has emerged as a powerful tool for targeted drug delivery and provides a basis for fabricating medical theranostic nanosystems. However, it is extremely difficult to concentrate nanoparticles at tumor sites, and the poor target-to-background ratio undoubtedly obstructs the accurate diagnosis and effective therapy of cancerous tissues. Importantly, the addition of biological stimulus-responsive groups to nanoassembly systems can enable a biological stimulus-driven assembly-disassembly mutual switch or structural composition/conformation change, thereby amplifying the imaging signal and/or enhancing the therapeutic effect...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782605/trends-in-oncologic-hybrid-imaging
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REVIEW
Andreas G Wibmer, Hedvig Hricak, Gary A Ulaner, Wolfgang Weber
Hybrid imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of malignancies at all stages. In this article, we review the most pertinent historical developments, emerging clinical applications of novel radiotracers and imaging technologies, and potential implications for training and practice. This includes an overview of novel tracers for prostate, breast, and neuroendocrine tumors, assessment of tumor heterogeneity, the concept of image-guided 'biologically relevant dosing', and theranostic applications...
2018: European journal of hybrid imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782352/an-update-on-the-management-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Limin Gao, Nikola S Natov, Kevin P Daly, Faisal Masud, Sadia Chaudhry, Mark J Sterling, Muhammad W Saif
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a rare and heterogeneous group of neoplasia and differ in their clinical presentation, behavior, and prognosis based on both histological features and cancer stage at the time of diagnosis. Although small-sized tumors can be surgically resected, locally advanced and metastatic tumors confer a poor prognosis. In addition, only limited treatment options are available to the latter group of patients with PNETs, such as hormonal analogs, cytotoxic agents, and targeted therapy...
May 8, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782079/the-dipep-diagnosis-of-pe-in-pregnancy-study-an-observational-study-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-assessment-d-dimer-and-chest-x-ray-for-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Steve Goodacre, Kimberley Horspool, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Marian Knight, Neil Shephard, Fiona Lecky, Steven Thomas, Beverley J Hunt, Gordon Fuller
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical features associated with PE diagnosis and determine the accuracy of decision rules and D-dimer for diagnosing suspected PE in pregnant/postpartum women. DESIGN: Observational cohort study augmented with additional cases. SETTING: Emergency departments and maternity units at eleven prospectively recruiting sites and maternity units in the United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). POPULATION: 324 pregnant/postpartum women with suspected PE and 198 pregnant/postpartum women with diagnosed PE...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781945/appropriateness-of-pediatric-orthopaedic-transfers-to-a-level-1-hospital
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Jaclyn McKenna, David Novikov, Amanda Pawlak, Jihye Park, Jie Yang, Hariharan Iyer, James Barsi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare a cohort of transferred pediatric orthopaedic patients with orthopaedic patients who primarily presented to a Level 1 pediatric emergency department to identify risk factors for transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: This study was performed at a level one trauma center in New York. PATIENTS: The cohort consisted of patients under age 18 who presented to one level 1 pediatric trauma center between January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013 with an orthopaedic fracture diagnosis code (ICD-9 805...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780944/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-secondary-to-barlow-s-disease
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Carl S Wilkins, Katherine McCabe, Avnish Deobhakta, James Chelnis
Purpose: To report a rare case of isolated, unilateral CRAO in a young patient with mitral valve prolapse secondary to Barlow's disease. Observations: A 29-year-old woman with history of premature ventricular contractions and cardiac ablation presented to the emergency room after sudden onset painless visual loss in her left eye (OS). Her vision was 20/20 in her right eye and hand motion in the left. Fundus exam demonstrated a central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) OS...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780792/eosinophilic-esophagitis-is-an-underlying-cause-for-gastrointestinal-concerns-in-children
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REVIEW
Kunsong Lee, Glenn T Furuta, Nathalie Nguyen
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune antigen-mediated disorder characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction in combination with dense esophageal eosinophilia. The clinical presentation of EoE can vary depending on children's age and their ability to report symptoms, therefore a high index of suspicion for EoE is required because children and teenagers may develop coping strategies around eating. The development of symptoms measurement tools in EoE assists in not only assessing symptoms, but also coping strategies children may have developed...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780690/an-update-on-the-treatment-of-pediatric-autoimmune-encephalitis
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Cory Stingl, Kathleen Cardinale, Heather Van Mater
Purpose of review: Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is an increasingly recognized etiology for neuropsychiatric deficits that are highly responsive to immunotherapy. As a result, rheumatologists are often called upon to help with the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the pharmacologic treatment of AE. Recent findings: To date, there are no prospective randomized placebo-controlled trials to guide treatment recommendations for AE...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780463/simultaneous-multiple-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-detection-based-on-click-chemistry-combined-with-dna-encoded-probes
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Qian-Yu Zhou, Fang Yuan, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Ying-Lin Zhou, Xin-Xiang Zhang
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are emerging as important biomarkers for disease diagnosis, prognostics and disease pathogenesis. As one type of disease is always connected to several SNP sites, there is great demand for a reliable multiple SNP detection method. Herein, we mimicked a ligation reaction based on DNA ligase and originally utilized an enzyme-free DNA template-directed click reaction for SNP detection. With 5'-alkyne and 3'-azide groups labelled on two oligonucleotide probes, the target DNA-directed Cu(i)-catalyzed alkyne-azide cycloaddition (CuAAC) click reaction produced a new DNA strand with a triazole backbone, as a mimic of a DNA phosphodiester linkage...
April 7, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780140/fulminant-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-presenting-15-days-after-delivery-diagnosed-in-cooperation-with-obstetricians
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Junji Sagawa, Yoko Yoshii, Mitsunobu Kubota
The patient was a 32-year-old Japanese woman who was given a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test at the 35th week of pregnancy and was normoglycemic. She had excessive thirst and polyuria from 15 days after delivery. When she visited for the 1-month postpartum checkup, her plasma glucose level was 479 mg/dL, HbA1c was 7.4%, and urinary C-peptide was 1.1 μg/mL; she was therefore diagnosed with fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus associated with pregnancy. All physicians should be aware of this disease so as to provide a prompt diagnosis and emergency treatment and consequently improve the maternal prognosis...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779869/genotypic-characteristics-and-their-association-with-phenotypic-characteristics-of-hereditary-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-korea
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Kyong Yeun Jung, Seok-Mo Kim, Min Joo Kim, Sun Wook Cho, Bup-Woo Kim, Yong Sang Lee, Jong Ju Jeong, Kee-Hyun Nam, Woong Youn Chung, Kyu Eun Lee, Eun-Jae Chung, Hyo Jeong Kim, Do Joon Park, Myung-Whun Sung, Cheong Soo Park, Bo Young Cho, Young Joo Park, Hang-Seok Chang
BACKGROUND: Hereditary medullary thyroid carcinoma can present as a part of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome by rearranged during transfection gene mutation. We evaluated the prevalence of rearranged during transfection gene mutation in patients who have medullary thyroid carcinoma and the correlations of genotype with medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism according to the revised American Thyroid Association risk level. METHODS: A total of 331 patients were diagnosed with medullary thyroid carcinoma, 172 of whom were tested for the rearranged during transfection germline mutation by sequencing of exon 8, 10, 11, and 13-16...
May 17, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779678/spontaneous-perirenal-hemorrhage-wunderlich-syndrome-an-analysis-of-28-cases
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Jong Wook Kim, Jung Youn Kim, Sun Tae Ahn, Tae Yong Park, Mi Mi Oh, Du Geon Moon, Hong Seok Park
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to analyze the characteristics, etiology, and treatment of a series of patients with spontaneous perirenal hemorrhage (Wunderlich syndrome [WS]). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 26 patients hospitalized for WS in a tertiary urological center between 2011 and 2018. All patients were evaluated for perirenal hemorrhage observed on computed tomography (CT) in the emergency department. Clinical variables (age, underlying diseases, symptoms, shock, and hospitalization period), laboratory test results, and radiological and pathological results were reviewed...
April 21, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779624/implementation-of-a-comprehensive-program-to-improve-child-physical-abuse-screening-and-detection-in-the-emergency-department
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Sheri M Carson
INTRODUCTION: Children often present to the emergency department for treatment of abuse-related injuries. ED providers-including emergency nurses-do not consistently screen children for abuse, which may allow abuse to go undetected and increases the risk for reinjury and death. ED providers frequently cite lack of knowledge or confidence in screening for and detecting child abuse. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement an evidence-based screening program that included provider education on child physical abuse, a systematic screening protocol, and use of the validated Escape Instrument...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779361/palliative-and-end-of-life-care-for-heart-failure-patients-in-an-aging-society
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Takahiro Okumura, Akinori Sawamura, Toyoaki Murohara
The populations of Asian countries are expected to age rapidly in the near future, with a dramatic increase in the number of heart failure (HF) patients also anticipated. The need for palliative and end-of-life care for elderly patients with advanced HF is currently recognized in aging societies. However, palliative care and active treatment for HF are not mutually exclusive, and palliative care should be provided to reduce suffering occurring at any stage of symptomatic HF after the point of diagnosis. HF patients are at high risk of sudden cardiac death from the early stages of the disease onwards...
May 23, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779206/old-new-and-emerging-immunohistochemical-markers-in-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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REVIEW
Veronica K Y Cheung, Anthony J Gill, Angela Chou
The evolution of genetic research over the past two decades has greatly improved the understanding of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. It is now accepted that more than one third of pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas arise in the context of syndromic disease, usually hereditary. The genetic profile of these tumors also has important prognostic implications which may help guide treatment. Accompanying the changing molecular landscape is the development of new immunohistochemical markers. Initially used in assisting with diagnosis, immunohistochemical markers have now become an important adjunct to screening programs for inherited conditions and subsequently as prognostic markers...
May 19, 2018: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778428/status-dystonicus-due-to-missense-variant-in-arx-diagnosis-and-management
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Kathleen M Gorman, Heather Cary, Laura Gaffney, Eva Forman, Dympna Waldron, Fowzy Al-Delami, Bryan J Lynch, Mary D King, Nicholas M Allen
Movement disorders are increasingly identified in infantile encephalopathies due to single gene disorders (e.g. SCN2A, CDKL5, ARX). The associated movement disorder can be challenging to recognise and treat. We report a 2 year-old boy with a background history of Ohtahara syndrome due to a missense variant in ARX (the aristaless-related homeobox gene) who subsequently developed status dystonicus. ARX is a transcription factor that plays a critical role in cortical neuronal development and is associated with a range of important neurodevelopmental disorders depending on the site of the pathogenic variant...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778091/health-care-provider-experiences-in-primary-care-memory-clinics-a-phenomenological-study
#19
Linda Sheiban, Paul Stolee, Carrie McAiney, Veronique Boscart
BACKGROUND: There is a growing need for community-based services for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Memory clinic (MC) teams in primary care settings have been established to provide care to people with ADRD. To consider wider adoption of these MC teams, insight is needed into the experiences of practitioners working in these models. The purpose of the current study is to explore the experiences of health care providers (HCPs) who work in primary care Memory Clinic (MC) teams to provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD)...
May 19, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778034/early-discharge-of-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-in-daily-clinical-practice-a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-clinical-gestalt-and-clinical-rules
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Simone Vanni, Cecilia Becattini, Peiman Nazerian, Carlo Bova, Valerio Teodoro Stefanone, Ludovica Anna Cimini, Gabriele Viviani, Cosimo Caviglioli, Michela Sanna, Giuseppe Pepe, Stefano Grifoni
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the efficiency and safety of clinicians' gestalt in the identification of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) candidates for early discharge and to compare the efficiency and safety of clinical gestalt with that of the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI), the simplified PESI (sPESI) and the Hestia criteria (HC). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting to the emergency department of four Italian hospitals with confirmed diagnosis of PE were included...
May 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
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