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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220367/periodontitis-is-associated-with-significant-hepatic-fibrosis-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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William Alazawi, Eduardo Bernabe, David Tai, Tomasz Janicki, Polychronis Kemos, Salma Samsuddin, Wing-Kin Syn, David Gillam, Wendy Turner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a bidirectional association with metabolic syndrome. It affects up to 30% of the general population, 70% of individuals with diabetes and 90% with obesity. The main histological hallmark of progressive NAFLD is fibrosis. There is a bidirectional epidemiological link between periodontitis and metabolic syndrome. NAFLD, periodontitis and diabetes share common risk factors, are characterised by inflammation and associated with changes in commensal bacteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220061/comparison-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-coronary-artery-calcium-score-for-estimating-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-fatty-liver-disease
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Hyun-Jin Kim, Hyung-Bok Park, Yongsung Suh, Yoon-Hyeong Cho, Eui-Seok Hwang, Deok-Kyu Cho, Tae-Young Choi
INTRODUCTION: Fatty liver disease (FLD) is correlated with cardiovascular disease. Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) can noninvasively identify subclinical atherosclerosis and predict risk for cardiovascular events. This study evaluated CIMT and CACS measurements to detect subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with and without FLD. METHODS: Patients who underwent carotid and abdominal ultrasounds as well as cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans were evaluated retrospectively...
December 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219953/specific-retinal-phenotype-in-early-iqcb1-related-disease
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A Vincent, A AlAli, H MacDonald, C VandenHoven, E Héon
PurposeTo describe the ocular and systemic phenotype in IQCB1-related disease.MethodsFour cases (3 males, 1 female) with molecularly confirmed IQCB1-related disease underwent ophthalmological examination including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measurement, fundus evaluation, electroretinography (ERG), and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Systemic evaluation including abdominal ultrasound was performed in all cases.ResultsBCVA ranged from perception of light (Case-2; 1 year) to 20/125 (Case-1; 9 years)...
December 8, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216774/chinese-fetal-biometry-reference-equations-and-comparison-with-charts-from-other-populations
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Yixiu Zhang, Hua Meng, Yuxin Jiang, Zhonghui Xu, Yunshu Ouyang, Shengli Li, Qian Chen, Qingqing Wu, Rui Li, Tong Ru, Aailu Cai, Xinlin Chen, Taizhu Yang, Ping Chen, Hongning Xie, Hong Lu, Qing Dai, Fen Dong, Meng Yang, Xiao Yang, Jia Lu, Jiawei Tian, Kun Sun, Hui Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to construct new reference charts and equations for fetal biometry from Chinese fetuses at 15-40 weeks and to compare them with previous references. METHOD: This was a prospective, cross-sectional study of singleton pregnancies in patients with a confirmed gestational age who underwent ultrasound examinations between the 15th and 40th weeks of gestation. Each woman was selected only once for this study. Biparietal diameter (BPD), head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC), and femur length (FL) were recorded...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213025/-a-case-of-non-invasive-ipmc-with-fibrotic-lesion-like-tubular-complex
#5
Yasuaki Abe, Kenji Kimura, Hiromune Shimamura, Kazunori Takeda, Hiroyoshi Suzuki, Junko Sakurada, Kazuyuki Ishida, Katsuaki Ukai
A 73-year-old man was incidentally diagnosed with a cystic lesion in the pancreatic body. Ultrasonography, abdominal computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasound were performed, and a nodule was detected in the cystic lesion along with an irregularity of the main pancreatic duct. An initial diagnosis of a mixed-type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm was made, and a central pancreatectomy was performed. However, the final diagnosis was altered to non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma (IPMC)...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212080/clinical-evaluation-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-combination-with-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-severe-biliary-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
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Qingyun Zhu, Xinting Pan, Yongxian Cao, Hongqiao Wang, Ning Yu, Fuguo Liu, Shigang Yang, Yunlong Wang, Yunbo Sun, Zhengbin Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to report the clinical efficacy of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in combination with ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGD) (CRRT+PTGD) in the treatment of acute severe biliary pancreatitis (ASBP). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2016, 40 cases of patients with ASBP who received routine CRRT (CRRT group) and 40 of those who received CRRT+PTGD (CRRT+PTGD group) at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University (Qingdao, China) were retrospectively reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211893/aldosterone-is-not-associated-with-metabolic-and-microvascular-insulin-sensitivity-in-abdominally-obese-men
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Monica T J Schütten, Yvo H A M Kusters, Alfons J H M Houben, Jean L J M Scheijen, Marjo P H van de Waarenburg, Casper G Schalkwijk, Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat, Ronald P Mensink, Peter W de Leeuw, Coen D A Stehouwer
Context: Impaired insulin-mediated muscle microvascular recruitment (IMMR) in obese individuals may add to the development of metabolic insulin resistance and hypertension. Increased aldosterone levels have been linked to these obesity-related complications in severely to morbidly obese individuals, and have been found to interfere with microvascular function in experimental studies. Objectives: To investigate whether aldosterone levels are related to IMMR, insulin sensitivity and blood pressure in lean and moderately abdominally obese men, and to study the effect of weight loss on these variables...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208192/-a-12-kg-benign-ovarian-tumour-in-a-teenage-girl
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Marie Mydtskov, Nanne Mydtskov
This is case report of a 14-year-old girl with severe abdominal swelling over a period of 12 months. The patient was admitted to the local children's hospital, and an ultrasound scan was performed. The scan showed a tumour in the right ovary. Further investigation with MRI confirmed the tumour as cystic, and resection and pathological examination revealed a 12-kg benign cystadenoma of the right ovary.
November 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207806/rapunzel-syndrome
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Sneha Lalith, Karunya Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Gurubharath Ilangovan, Anandapadmanabhan Jayajothi
A bezoar refers to a mass of undigestible foreign material found in the gastrointestinal tract, mainly stomach. The second most common bezoar is the trichobezoar, which usually occurs in the young psychiatric female patients with history of trichotillomania and trichophagia. This is a case report of a 12 -year-old female patient came with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. Ultrasound, Barium X-ray and Computed Tomography scan were done, which suggested trichobezoar. Thus, trichobezoar should be considered as differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in young female patients with associated psychiatric complaints...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206754/abdominal-ultrasound-does-not-reveal-significant-alterations-in-patients-with-nonceliac-wheat-sensitivity
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Maurizio Soresi, Pasquale Mansueto, Antonino Terranova, Alberto D'Alcamo, Francesco La Blasca, Francesca Cavataio, Rosario Iacobucci, Antonio Carroccio
GOALS: The goal of this study was (A) to evaluate abdominal ultrasound signs in nonceliac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) patients for features useful in diagnosis and (B) to compare these aspects with those of celiac patients to assess whether ultrasound can be useful in the differential diagnosis between NCWS and celiac disease (CD). BACKGROUND: NCWS diagnosis is difficult as no biomarkers of this condition have as yet been identified. In CD ultrasound aspects have been identified that have a good diagnostic accuracy...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205814/immediate-effect-and-safety-of-hifu-single-treatment-for-male-subcutaneous-fat-reduction
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Fernanda Guth, Shanna Bitencourt, Cícero Bedinot, Giovana Sinigaglia, João Alberto Fioravante Tassinary
BACKGROUND: The increasing search for procedures for fat reduction is related to dissatisfaction with body shape. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been proven effective in body sculpting when used noninvasively to reduce subcutaneous fat and improve body contour. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the immediate effect and safety of HIFU single treatment for male localized fat and body remodeling. PATIENTS/METHODS: Twenty-four male subjects (18 to 59 years old) with BMI ≤ 30 kg/cm² and at least 2 cm of abdominal fat received a single HIFU treatment session...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204239/wilkie-s-syndrome
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Renato Farina, Pietro Valerio Foti, Giuseppe Cocuzza, Valeria Costanzo, Giuliana Costanzo, Alessandro Conti, Alfredo Torcitto, Monica Pennisi
Superior mesenteric artery syndrome, also known as Wilkie's syndrome, is a rare vascular disease caused by the anomalous course of the superior mesenteric artery arising from the abdominal aorta with a smaller angle than the norm (<22°). The reduced angle compresses the structures situated between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, such as the duodenum and left renal vein; this can determine painful crises, intestinal subocclusions, and left varicocele. This syndrome can be congenital or acquired...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204237/pediatric-adrenal-trauma-evaluation-and-follow-up-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
#13
Vasileios Rafailidis, Annamaria Deganello, Maria E Sellars, Erica Makin, Paul S Sidhu
Adrenal trauma is rarely encountered in the pediatric population, often as a component of multi-organ injury and often presenting with hematoma formation. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) is the established imaging modality both for initial evaluation and follow-up of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. In children, radiation exposure should be minimized and alternative imaging strategies are needed. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been successfully used for evaluation of patients with hepatic, renal and splenic injury...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202617/prevalence-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-thai-university-adolescents
#14
Jetsadaporn Kaewnin, Orawin Vallibhakara, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallibhakara, Penpun Wattanakrai, Benjamaporn Butsripoom, Ekasith Somsook, Sirichai Hongsanguansri, Areepan Sophonsritsuk
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common and complex condition characterized by endocrine features and influenced by genetic and environmental factors. In Southeast Asia and Thailand, the prevalence of PCOS is unknown. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of and determine factors associated with PCOS in Thai adolescents. We administered a validated questionnaire to 600 university female participants aged 17-19 years from Mahidol University in Bangkok. Of these, 548 (91.33%) responded and agreed to participate...
December 4, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
#15
X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201804/aneurysm-of-portosystemic-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Sila Ulus, Gulhan Ertan Akan, Cengiz Erol
Aim: A case of asymptomatic aneurysm of spontaneous portosystemic venous fistula (SPVF) with the radiologic findings is described. Background: Although advances and more widespread use of ultrasound (US) and computed tomog -raphy angiography (CTA) have enabled more detection of SPVF in the liver, it is a rare entity. Case report: A 49-year-old male was referred to our hospital's nephrology outpatient clinic due to hypertension. Abdominal sonography examination detected a well-defined cystic lesion adjacent to the middle hepatic vein in the liver...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201787/probiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-zagazig-university-hospitals
#17
Sameh M Abdel Monem
Aim: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is probably the most common liver disorder in the world. A subgroup of NAFLD patients is characterized by injury to the hepatocytes and inflammation in addition to excessive fat (steatohepatitis), the latter condition is nominated nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This work aimed to evaluate the role of probiotics on the outcome of NASH in patients admitted to the Tropical Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University (inpatients and outpatients)...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201520/transurethral-incision-of-ureteroceles-in-paediatric-age-group
#18
Hemanshi Shah, Charu Tiwari, Neha Sisodiya Shenoy, Pankaj Dwivedi, Suraj Gandhi
Objective: Ureteroceles are a great clinical challenge because of variations in anatomy and clinical presentations. We present our experience with primary transurethral incision of ureteroceles in children. Material and methods: Data of thirteen children managed for ureterocele from 2009 to 2016 was retrospectively analyzed with respect to age, sex, clinical presentation and symptomatology, type and localization of ureterocele, investigations, surgical management and follow-up...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201486/gallstone-pancreatitis-a-common-but-often-overlooked-cause-of-abdominal-pain-in-post-liver-transplant-patients
#19
Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Sanna Fatima, Eyob Feyssa
Introduction: In general population, gallstone pancreatitis is the most common cause of pancreatitis. However, there are very few literatures that address this topic in post-liver-transplant patients. Clinical Case: A 69-year-old female who had a liver transplant in 2015 due to hepatocellular carcinoma and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis. She had a recent episode of acute cellular rejection that was treated with high dose methylprednisolone 1 week prior to admission...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200236/diagnostics-of-endometriosis-by-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Eija Pääkkö, Maarit Niinimäki
Endometriosis affects about 2 to 10% of women in fertile age, It causes pain and infertility. In the ovaries, endometrios causes endometriomas. The disease may spread into the abdominal cavity and even result in ileus. Deep endometriomas are located under the peritoneal surface, typically behind the uterus and in the region of uterosacral ligaments. History, clinical examination and transvaginal ultrasound scanning usually lead to the diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is in particular utilized prior to surgery...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
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