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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735500/adherence-to-copd-management-guidelines-in-general-practice-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
J Sehl, J O'Doherty, R O'Connor, B O'Sullivan, A O'Regan
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive illness that is mostly managed in the general practice setting. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines are the international gold standard, and it is important to understand how these are being applied in general practice. AIMS: This review aimed to assess the current level of adherence to international best practice guidelines among general practitioners in relation to COPD...
July 22, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735379/multidisciplinary-management-of-clival-chordomas-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-a-single-institution-consecutive-series
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Petter Förander, Jiri Bartek, Michael Fagerlund, Hamza Benmaklouf, Ernest Dodoo, Alia Shamikh, Pär Stjärne, Tiit Mathiesen
OBJECTIVE: Chordomas of the skull base have high recurrence rates even after radical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy. We evaluate the long-term clinical outcome using multidisciplinary management in the treatment of clival chordomas. METHODS: Between 1984 and 2015, 22 patients diagnosed with an intracranial chordoma were treated at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of 22 were treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for tumour residual or progression during the disease course...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735301/effect-of-faecal-calprotectin-assay-variability-on-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-potential-role-of-faecal-s100a12
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Simon John Whitehead, Clare Ford, Rousseau Mariano Gama, Ala Ali, Brian McKaig, Jenna Louise Waldron, Helen Steed, Matthew James Brookes
AIMS: To prospectively evaluate whether between-assay variability of different faecal calprotectin (f-Cp) assays influences diagnostic accuracy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a cohort of patients with confirmed IBD and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To also evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of faecal S100A12 (f-S100A12) against f-Cp in the same patient cohort and assess whether f-S100A12 offers additional diagnostic value. METHODS: F-Cp using four commercially available f-Cp assays, f-S100A12 and blood biomarkers were measured in patients, recruited from the local IBD clinic, who had established IBS or active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734972/non-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-an-overview-and-treatment-via-local-injection
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REVIEW
A V Dolinko, R A Vrees, G N Frishman
Ectopic pregnancies account for 1.5-2% of all pregnancy in the United States. Of these, approximately 10 percent implant in non-tubal locations, including the abdominal cavity, cervix, ovary, interstitial portion of the fallopian tube, broad ligament, the uterine cornua, or within a cesarean section scar. Because these pregnancies tend to present later than typical tubal pregnancies, they have been associated with greater maternal morbidity and mortality. Advances in ultrasound technology have allowed for earlier diagnosis of non-tubal ectopic pregnancies, which in turn has led to the development of novel minimally invasive techniques to manage them...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734906/results-from-15years-of-quality-surveillance-for-a-national-indigenous-point-of-care-testing-program-for-diabetes
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Mark Shephard, Anne Shephard, Bridgit McAteer, Tamika Regnier, Kristina Barancek
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a major health problem for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Point-of-care testing for haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been the cornerstone of a long-standing program (QAAMS) to manage glycaemic control in Indigenous people with diabetes and recently, to diagnose diabetes. METHODS: The QAAMS quality management framework includes monthly testing of quality control (QC) and external quality assurance (EQA) samples. Key performance indicators of quality include imprecision (coefficient of variation [CV%]) and percentage acceptable results...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734747/retroperitoneal-fibrosis-associated-with-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-in-the-differential-diagnosis-in-retroperitoneal-tumors-case-report
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Gabriela Ruiz Mar, Óscar E Cárdenas Serrano, Jorge Roldan García, A Cañavera-Constantino, Víctor M Menéndez Trejo, Óscar Chapa Azuela
The patient was a 55-year-old woman with a 4-month history of pain in left flank that irradiated to the lumbar region. Computed tomography revealed a cystic tumor in the retroperitoneal region that compresses the ureter and left renal pelvis in contact with pancreatic body and tail. Surgery was performed and the definitive pathological report diagnosed nodular retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with IgG4; Ki67-positive in germinal centers (5%) and IgG4-positive (40 plasma cells in 3 fields of 40x) by immunohistochemistry...
July 19, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734710/use-of-trabecular-bone-score-tbs-as-a-complementary-approach-to-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-dxa-for-fracture-risk-assessment-in-clinical-practice
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Enisa Shevroja, Olivier Lamy, Lynn Kohlmeier, Fjorda Koromani, Fernando Rivadeneira, Didier Hans
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease characterized by low bone mass and altered bone microarchitecture, resulting in decreased bone strength with an increased risk of fractures. In clinical practice, physicians can assess the risk of fracture for a patient based on several risk factors. Some such as age, weight, and history of fractures after 50 years of age, parental fracture, smoking status, and alcohol intake are incorporated into FRAX, an assessment tool that estimates the 10-year probability of hip fracture and major osteoporotic fractures based on the individual's risk factors profile...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734709/worldwide-fracture-prediction
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Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan, Marlene Chakhtoura, Jane A Cauley, Nariman Chamoun
The substantial increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases in general and osteoporosis in particular, necessitates the establishment of efficient and targeted diagnosis and treatment strategies. This chapter reviews and compares different tools for osteoporosis screening and diagnosis; it also provides an overview of different treatment guidelines adopted by countries worldwide. While access to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone mineral density (BMD) is limited in most areas in the world, the introduction of risk calculators that combine risk factors, with or without BMD, have resulted in a paradigm shift in osteoporosis screening and management...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734649/maxillary-and-mandibular-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-concurrent-periapical-endodontic-disease-diagnosis-and-management
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Jennifer M Dolan, Anna DeGraft-Johnson, Neville McDonald, Brent B Ward, Tycel J Phillips, Stephanie M Munz
Extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the oral region can present similarly to diseases of odontogenic origin. The objective of this report was to describe a rare case of maxillary and mandibular NHL that presented similarly to and concurrently with lesions of odontogenic origin.A unique case of extranodal NHL, which presented at the apices of maxillary and mandibular teeth in conjunction with lesions of odontogenic origin in a 68-year-old white man, is described. The patient sought care because of a lesion in the right maxillary paranasal region that caused him paresthesia...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734513/cryptosporidium-and-giardia-infections-in-children-a-review
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REVIEW
Blandina T Mmbaga, Eric R Houpt
Diarrheal disease remains the second leading cause of mortality in children in developing countries. Cryptosporidium is a leading cause and its importance stands to increase as rotavirus vaccine becomes used around the world. Cryptosporidium is particularly problematic in children younger than 2 years old and in the immunocompromised. Giardia lamblia is a common intestinal protozoan that is associated with diarrhea and, perhaps, growth faltering in impoverished settings. This review establishes the current prevalence of these infections in global settings and reviews current diagnosis and management approaches...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734444/systemic-artery-to-pulmonary-vein-fistula-after-right-upper-lobectomy-demonstrated-by-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Antoine Legras, Arshid Azarine, Bastien Poitier, Emmanuel Messas, Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes
Postoperative systemic artery to pulmonary vein fistula is very rare. In this report, we describe an exceptional condition of both intrapulmonary arteriovenous fistula and systemic artery to pulmonary vein fistula, involving all right hemithoracic systemic arteries, inducing left-to-left shunt. This condition was responsible for heart failure, 24 years after a right upper lobectomy for inflammatory tumor. Investigations included computed tomographic angiography, arteriography, and four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734169/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-headache-screening-questionnaire-dutch-version
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Hedwig A van der Meer, Corine M Visscher, Raoul H H Engelbert, Wim M Mulleners, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Caroline M Speksnijder
BACKGROUND: Headache is a common disorder which may lead to substantial socio-economic loss. Treatment options include self-management strategies, medication and physiotherapy. Physiotherapists need to be able to screen for the presence of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH), so they can adjust their treatment strategies to the type of headache. A quick screening questionnaire to recognize migraine and TTH in the physiotherapy practice is needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to create a headache screening questionnaire based on the ICHD-3 beta criteria for migraine and TTH, and to establish its content and criterion validity...
July 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733777/erratum-to-exercise-induced-laryngeal-obstruction-a-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
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Savinda Liyanagedera, Robert McLeod, Hassan A Elhassan
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July 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733740/laparoscopic-splenopexy-for-wandering-spleen-a-video-demonstration-of-technique-by-encircling-the-spleen-with-polyglactin-910-woven-mesh
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Sheridan Morgan, Ian Glenn, Oliver Soldes
BACKGROUND: Wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity caused by absence of the spleen's peritoneal attachments, allowing the spleen to move freely within the peritoneal cavity [1]. This disease is most commonly seen in children and young women [1, 2]. Affected individuals are predisposed to complications including splenic torsion, splenic infarction, and pancreatic necrosis [3, 4]. Patients may present with constipation, an abdominal mass, swelling, or acute abdominal pain if splenic torsion has occurred [4]...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733732/predictive-risk-factors-associated-with-cholangitis-following-ercp
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Joshua Tierney, Neal Bhutiani, Bryce Stamp, John S Richey, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stent placement is used for the management of many pancreaticobiliary disorders. It is generally safe with a few short-term complications. The risk factors for the development of post-ERCP cholangitis due to stent occlusion have not been previously described. This study identified such risk factors among patients undergoing ERCP and stent placement for pancreatic or biliary obstruction. METHODS: 3648 ERCPs performed at the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2016 were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733729/laparoscopic-left-hepatectomy-for-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-liver
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Nazareno Smerieri, Guido Fiorentini, Francesca Ratti, Federica Cipriani, Andrea Belli, Luca Aldrighetti
BACKGROUND: Among liver cystic lesions, mucinous cystic neoplasm of the liver (MCN-L) constitutes a challenging issue in terms of management: preoperative diagnosis is often unachievable and this may mislead to inappropriate treatment [1-3]. We present the case of an otherwise healthy 29-year-old female who underwent laparotomic cyst unroofing in segment 4 and cholecystectomy in another institution. Post-operative course was complicated by biliary leakage that was endoscopically treated...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733716/osteosarcopenia-where-bone-muscle-and-fat-collide
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REVIEW
H P Hirschfeld, R Kinsella, G Duque
As the world's population ages, the prevalence of chronic diseases increases. Sarcopenia and osteoporosis are two conditions that are associated with aging, with similar risk factors that include genetics, endocrine function, and mechanical factors. Additionally, bone and muscle closely interact with each other not only anatomically, but also chemically and metabolically. Fat infiltration, a phenomenon observed in age-related bone and muscle loss, is highly prevalent and more severe in sarcopenic and osteoporotic subjects...
July 22, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733468/management-impact-effects-on-quality-of-life-and-prognosis-in-men1
#18
Francesca Marini, Francesca Giusti, Francesco Tonelli, Maria Luisa Brandi
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant endocrine tumor syndrome, caused by inactivating mutations of the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene at 11q13 locus, which predisposes to develop tumors in target neuroendocrine tissues. Since the positional cloning and identification of the causative gene in 1997, genetic diagnosis, by the sequencing-based research of gene mutations, has become an important tool in the early and differential diagnosis of the disease. Application of the genetic test, in MEN1 index cases and in first degree relatives of mutated patients, has been constantly increasing during the last two decades, also thanks to the establishment of multidisciplinary referral centers and specific genetic counselling, and thanks to the wide availability of high throughput instruments for gene sequencing and gene mutation identification...
July 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733137/can-metabolic-tumour-parameters-on-primary-staging-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-contribute-to-risk-stratification-of-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-for-patient-management-as-a-prognostic-model
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K Okuyucu, E Alagoz, S Ince, S Ozaydin, N Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is an aggressive and fatal extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) jailed in CNS at initial diagnosis. Its prognosis is poor and the disease has a fatal outcome when compared with systemic NHL. A few baseline risk stratification scoring systems have been suggested to estimate the prognosis mainly based on serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level, age, Karnofsky performance score (KPS), involvement of deep brain structures (DBS) and cerebrospinal fluid protein concentration...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732364/a-novel-heterozygous-germline-deletion-in-msh2-gene-in-a-five-generation-chinese-family-with-lynch-syndrome
#20
Bin Wu, Wuyang Ji, Shengran Liang, Chao Ling, Yan You, Lai Xu, Min-Er Zhong, Yi Xiao, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Jun-Yang Lu, Santasree Banerjee
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common familial forms of colorectal cancer predisposing syndrome with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. LS is caused by the germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes including MSH2, MLH1, MSH6and PMS2. Clinically, LS is characterized by high incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer as well as endometrial, small intestinal and urinary tract cancers, usually occur in the third to fourth decade of the life. Here we describe a five generation Chinese family with LS clinically diagnosed according to the Amsterdam II criteria...
July 14, 2017: Oncotarget
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