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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343327/osteolytic-variant-poems-syndrome-an-uncommon-presentation-of-osteosclerotic-myeloma
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Michael S Clark, Benjamin M Howe, Katrina N Glazebrook, Michelle L Mauermann, Stephen M Broski
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, a form of osteosclerotic myeloma, is a multisystem disease related to a monoclonal plasma cell proliferative disorder. Osseous lesions are most commonly sclerotic on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), demonstrate low T1 and T2 signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and have variable degrees of avidity on positon emission tomography (PET) imaging using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We present three cases of POEMS syndrome manifesting as osteolytic lesions with indolent features, including well-defined thin sclerotic rims, no cortical disruption or periosteal reaction, no associated soft-tissue mass, and a periarticular location, all features that could lead to misinterpretation as benign bone lesions...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333520/plan-pray
#2
Lisa S Gussak
Presents a poem the author wrote about patient she encountered who made her feel humbled. The experience she had with this young woman led her to reflect on the similarities and differences in their lives. The author connected with the patient as a woman who dreams of an easier life for her children and in their shared belief in the power of prayer to bring comfort. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321165/fibrin-sealant-for-closure-of-mucosal-penetration-at-the-cardia-during-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-center
#3
Wen-Gang Zhang, En-Qiang Linghu, Hui-Kai Li
AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of fibrin sealant for closure of mucosal penetration at the cardia during peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). METHODS: Twenty-four patients who underwent POEM and experienced mucosal injury of the cardia during the procedure were retrospectively identified. Of the 24 patients, 21 had mucosal penetration and 3 had only slight mucosal damage without penetration. The 21 patients with mucosal penetration received fibrin sealant for closure at the site of penetration...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316620/clinical-outcomes-and-safety-of-partial-full-thickness-myotomy-versus-circular-muscle-myotomy-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-patients
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Chenyu Li, Aixia Gong, Jingwen Zhang, Zhijun Duan, Linmei Ge, Nan Xia, Jing Leng, Mei Li, Yanjie Liu
Background. Here we aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety between partial full-thickness myotomy and circular muscle myotomy during POEM procedure in achalasia patients. Methods. Clinical data of achalasia of cardia (AC) patients who underwent POEM in our center during January 2014 to January 2015 was collected (34 cases). 19 patients who received partial full-thickness myotomy were assigned to group A and 14 patients who received circular muscle myotomy were assigned to group B. The procedure-related parameters between the two groups were compared...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315151/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-type-iii-achalasia-of-chicago-classification-outcomes-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-24%C3%A2-months
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Wengang Zhang, En-Qiang Linghu
INTRODUCTION: There are only few studies about the outcomes of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for type III achalasia in a relatively large population to date. The purpose of this study was to explore the long-term efficacy of POEM for patients with type III achalasia. METHODS: There were a total of 32 consecutive patients with type III achalasia undergoing POEM in our hospital from July 2012 to October 2014. Clinical date of general characteristics, procedure-related parameters and adverse events, symptom relief, and the high-resolution manometry outcomes before and during the periodic follow-up were retrospectively collected and analyzed...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315040/hiv-stigma-gay-identity-and-caste-untouchability-metaphors-of-abjection-in-my-brother%C3%A2-nikhil-the-boyfriend-and-gandu-bagicha
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Shamira A Meghani
In this article I read textual metaphors of 'untouchability' in 'post-AIDS' representation as an erasure of structures that condition HIV stigmatization in India. Throughout, my discussion is contextualised by the political economy of HIV and AIDS, which has been productive of particular modern sexual subjects. In the film My Brother…Nikhil, the stigmatization of Nikhil, a gay Indian man living with HIV, is constituted through visual and verbal caste metaphors, which draw on existing subject positions that are elided as 'traditional', residual, and receding...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
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REVIEW
Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
March 15, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291506/immunotactoid-glomerulopathy-leading-to-the-discovery-of-poems-syndrome%C3%A2
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Carole Philipponnet, Jean-Louis Kemeny, Cyril Garrouste, Martin Soubrier, Anne-Elisabeth Heng
Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance (MGRS) can manifest in many different ways depending on the nature of the immunoglobulin and its physicochemical properties. MGRS can lead to the discovery of a hematological malignancy. We report the case of a 32-year-old female patient who underwent renal biopsy on account of an impure nephrotic syndrome associated with immunoglobulin (Ig)G κ monoclonal gammopathy. Histological analysis revealed membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with IgG, IgM, κ, λ, and C3 deposits...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289111/oral-and-topical-antibiotics-for-clinically-infected-eczema-in-children-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ambulatory-care
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Nick A Francis, Matthew J Ridd, Emma Thomas-Jones, Christopher C Butler, Kerenza Hood, Victoria Shepherd, Charis A Marwick, Chao Huang, Mirella Longo, Mandy Wootton, Frank Sullivan
PURPOSE: Eczema may flare because of bacterial infection, but evidence supporting antibiotic treatment is of low quality. We aimed to determine the effect of oral and topical antibiotics in addition to topical emollient and corticosteroids in children with clinically infected eczema. METHODS: We employed a 3-arm, blinded, randomized controlled trial in UK ambulatory care. Children with clinical, non-severely infected eczema were randomized to receive oral and topical placebos (control), oral antibiotic (flucloxacillin) and topical placebo, or topical antibiotic (fusidic acid) and oral placebo, for 1 week...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
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#10
Jolene Marshall
A stroke alert is an emergency. An event in the brain can end in long-term deficits that may be prevented if attention is given to the signs. The message needs to be told. Be fast. This is a poem to promote code stroke.
April 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275704/language-play-facilitates-language-learning-optimizing-the-input-for-gender-like-category-induction
#11
Johanna Bebout, Eva Belke
Gender induction has been claimed to be virtually impossible unless nouns provide reliable semantic or phonological gender-relevant cues. However, learners might exploit syntactic cues, such as definite articles, to infer the gender of gender-unmarked nouns. In children's poems and songs, such syntactic cues are presented in a highly structured fashion. We assessed gender-like category induction in an artificial language that provided exclusively syntactic cues for its gender-like subclasses. We trained participants with structured or unstructured input presented in a prose, a rhyming, a melodic, or a rhyming and melodic fashion...
2017: Cogn Res Princ Implic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260955/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-procedural-complications-and-pain-management-for-the-perioperative-clinician
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Lopa Misra, Norio Fukami, Katarina Nikolic, Terrence L Trentman
Achalasia refers to the lack of smooth muscle relaxation of the distal esophagus. Although nonsurgical treatments such as pneumatic dilatation of the distal esophagus and botulinum toxin injections have been performed, these procedures have limited duration. Similarly, surgical treatment with Heller myotomy is associated with complications. At our institution, we perform the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in qualified patients. Briefly, POEM involves endoscopic creation of a mid-esophageal submucosal bleb, creation of a submucosal tunnel with the endoscope, and then a distal myotomy, resulting in relaxation of the distal esophagus...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250904/combination-of-concurrent-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-and-modified-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-an-achalasia-patient-with-synchronous-early-esophageal-neoplasms
#13
Sha Shi, Kuangi Fu, Xin-Qian Dong, Yu-Jing Hao, Sen-Lin Li
Achalasia is generally accepted as a condition associated with an increased risk for developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. In our paper, we introduced an achalasia patient combined with synchronous early esophageal neoplasms. We performed a combination of concurrent endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). No complications other than postoperative pain that needed morphine treatment for two days had occurred. Dysphagia was significantly improved. Neither reflux nor cough occurred...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249949/restraint-poems-by-doctors
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Cate Bailey
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March 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247959/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-chronic-dysimmune-peripheral-neuropathies-a-10-year-retrospective-study
#15
Philippe Codron, Maud Cousin, Jean-François Subra, Vivien Pautot, Franck Letournel, Christophe Verny, Julien Cassereau
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) can be proposed in the treatment of chronic dysimmune peripheral neuropathies (CDPN). Actual guidelines are however based on few studies, and indications and protocols still remain to be clarified. We conducted a 10-year retrospective study in order to assess the effectiveness and tolerance of TPE in CDPN. METHODS: All patients treated for CDPN with TPE from October 2006 to March 2016 in the university hospital of Angers were included...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247771/poems-syndrome-and-idiopathic-portal-hypertension-a-possible-association
#16
Sara Campos, Cláudia Agostinho, Maria Augusta Cipriano
A 48-year old female patient was admitted to the emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy showed large esophageal varices that were treated with band ligation. She had been treated with cyclophosphamide, melphalan, lenalidomide and corticosteroids for POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M protein, skin changes). She had no other risk factors for chronic liver disease. Laboratory and radiological examinations could not confirm the etiology of portal hypertension...
March 1, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243170/elbow-ulnar-neuropathy-treatment-by-anterior-transposition-of-the-ulnar-nerve
#17
Antonio Tufi Neder, Regina de Azevedo Alves, Arlindo Gomes Pardini, Marcelo Riberto, Milton Mazer
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective clinical evaluation of 31 patients who underwent ulnar nerve decompression at the elbow and subcutaneous anterior transposition. METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2013, 71 patients underwent subcutaneous anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve. Thirty-one patients returned for evaluation. The mean follow-up period was 60 months. Patients were evaluated for the degree of satisfaction after surgery, paresthesia, pain, Tinel sign, Froment test and sensitivity test by esthesiometer, muscle strength of the intrinsic muscles and deep flexor of the fifth digit, visual analogic pain scale (VAS) and were subjected to the QuickDash questionnaire...
July 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243108/successful-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-performed-in-endoscopy-department-as-a-radical-long-term-treatment-for-esophageal-achalasia-the-greek-experience
#18
Nikolas Eleftheriadis, Eleni Damianos Eleftheriadou
INTRODUCTION: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been considered as a minimal-invasive, innovative technique for long-term treatment of all types of esophageal achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report on 20 consecutive Greek patients with manometrically proved esophageal achalasia (14 patients with type I, 4 with type II, 2 with type III, and 4 with sigmoid esophagus), with an age range of 32-92 years, mean age 59 years, 12 males, successfully treated by POEM from 2013 to 2015...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235595/an-international-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-octogenarians
#19
Yen-I Chen, Haruhiro Inoue, Michael Ujiki, Peter V Draganov, Paul Colavita, Francois Mion, John Romanelli, Philip Chiu, Valerio Balassone, Lava Patel, Ali Abbas, Dennis Yang, Christy Dunst, Mathieu Pioche, Sabine Roman, Jérôme Rivory, Thierry Ponchon, David Desilets, Roberta Maselli, Manabu Onimaru, Jun Nakamura, Yoshitaka Hata, Gulara Hajiyeva, Amr Ismail, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Majidah Bukhari, Yamile Haito Chavez, Vivek Kumbhari, Alessandro Repici, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia is particularly appealing in the elderly due to its minimally invasiveness; however, data in patients age ≥ 80 years are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcome of POEM in octogenarians. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective study at 8 centers. Consecutive octogenarians with achalasia who underwent POEM between 2010 and 2016 were included. Rates of technical success (completion of myotomy), clinical response (Eckardt score ≤3), and adverse events (AEs) (severity graded as per American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy [ASGE] lexicon) were assessed...
February 21, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226350/-value-of-endoscopy-application-in-the-management-of-complications-after-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#20
Yiqun Zhang, Pinghong Zhou
Endoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of postoperative complications of gastric cancer. Endoscopic intervention can avoid the second operation and has attracted wide attention. Early gastric anastomotic bleeding after gastrectomy is the most common. With the development of technology, emergency endoscopy and endoscopic hemostasis provide a new treatment approach. According to the specific circumstances, endoscopists can choose metal clamp to stop bleeding, electrocoagulation hemostasis, local injection of epinephrine or sclerotherapy agents, and spraying specific hemostatic agents...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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