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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782810/chloride-and-sodium-ion-concentrations-in-saliva-and-sweat-as-a-method-to-diagnose-cystic-fibrosis
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Aline Cristina Gonçalves, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson, Regina Maria Holanda Mendonça, Carmen Sílvia Bertuzzo, Ilma Aparecida Paschoal, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro, Carlos Emílio Levy
OBJECTIVE: Cystic fibrosis diagnosis is dependent on the chloride ion concentration in the sweat test (≥60mEq/mL - recognized as the gold standard indicator for cystic fibrosis diagnosis). Moreover, the salivary glands express the CFTR protein in the same manner as sweat glands. Given this context, the objective was to verify the correlation of saliva chloride concentration (SaCl) and sweat chloride concentration (SwCl), and between saliva sodium concentration (SaNa) and sweat sodium concentration (SwNa), in patients with cystic fibrosis and healthy control subjects, as a tool for cystic fibrosis diagnosis...
May 18, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758200/microrna-299-3p-regulates-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-modulating-the-expression-of-oct4
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Ruiyan Zhao, Qiyong Liu, Chunxiang Lou
Ovarian cancer is among the most prevalent and lethal types of cancers in women. Several factors such as late diagnosis, unavailability of the reliable biomarkers, frequent relapses and dearth of efficient therapeutic targets form bottleneck in the treatment of ovarian cancers. In this study we investigated the potential of less studied miR-299-3p as the therapeutic target for the treatment of ovarian cancer. The results of the present investigation revealed that miR-299 is significantly upregulated in the ovarian cancers and suppression of its expression inhibits the proliferation by induction of apoptosis as well suppresses migration and invasion of the SKOV3 cancers cells...
May 11, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756005/peripheral-lymph-node-excisional-biopsy-yield-relevance-and-outcomes-in-a-remote-surgical-setup
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Ashish Lal Shrestha, Pradita Shrestha
Objective: To study the patient profile for symptomatic peripheral lymphadenopathy in terms of histopathological findings and demography and evaluate the yield, relevance, and outcomes of peripheral lymph node biopsy (PLNB) as a diagnostic step in a remote setup in the absence of less invasive options like fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) or ultrasonogram- (USG-) guided FNAC. Methods: A retrospective review of patients undergoing PLNB between 1 May 2011 and 30 April 2013 was done...
2018: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742199/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-in-cryptococcosis-impact-on-outcome
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Timothée Boyer Chammard, Elvis Temfack, Olivier Lortholary, Alexandre Alanio
Cryptococcosis diagnosis has been recently improved by the use of rapid cryptococcal antigen testing with lateral flow assays, which have proved sensitive and specific. Using "test and treat" screening strategies for cryptococcal disease with these tests has been showed effective in reducing cryptococcal meningitis (CM) in HIV-infected patients. Recommended induction, consolidation, and maintenance therapeutic strategy for CM is widely unavailable and/or expensive in low and middle-income settings...
2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728303/establishment-of-reference-scores-and-interquartile-ranges-for-the-japanese-orthopaedic-association-back-pain-evaluation-questionnaire-joabpeq-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
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Ryoji Tominaga, Miho Sekiguchi, Koji Yonemoto, Tatsuyuki Kakuma, Shin-Ichi Konno
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) was developed in 2007, including the five domains of Pain-related disorder, Lumbar spine dysfunction, Gait disturbance, Social life disturbance, and Psychological disorder. It is used by physicians to evaluate treatment efficacy by comparing scores before and after treatment. However, the JOABPEQ does not allow evaluation of the severity of a patient's condition compared to the general population at a single time point...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727458/access-to-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-infected-children-aged-0-19-years-in-the-international-epidemiology-databases-to-evaluate-aids-iedea-global-cohort-consortium-2004-2015-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie Desmonde, Franck Tanser, Rachel Vreeman, Elom Takassi, Andrew Edmonds, Pagakrong Lumbiganon, Jorge Pinto, Karen Malateste, Catherine McGowan, Azar Kariminia, Marcel Yotebieng, Fatoumata Dicko, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Mwangelwa Mubiana-Mbewe, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Mary-Ann Davies, Valériane Leroy
INTRODUCTION: Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a global priority. However, the attrition across the continuum of care for HIV-infected children between their HIV diagnosis and ART initiation is not well known. We analyzed the time from enrollment into HIV care to ART initiation in HIV-infected children within the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Global Cohort Consortium. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We included 135,479 HIV-1-infected children, aged 0-19 years and ART-naïve at enrollment, between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2015, in IeDEA cohorts from Central Africa (3 countries; n = 4,948), East Africa (3 countries; n = 22,827), West Africa (7 countries; n = 7,372), Southern Africa (6 countries; n = 93,799), Asia-Pacific (6 countries; n = 4,045), and Latin America (7 countries; n = 2,488)...
May 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721517/automated-erythrocyte-detection-and-classification-from-whole-slide-images
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Darshana Govind, Brendon Lutnick, John E Tomaszewski, Pinaki Sarder
Blood smear is a crucial diagnostic aid. Quantification of both solitary and overlapping erythrocytes within these smears, directly from their whole slide images (WSIs), remains a challenge. Existing software designed to accomplish the computationally extensive task of hematological WSI analysis is too expensive and is widely unavailable. We have thereby developed a fully automated software targeted for erythrocyte detection and quantification from WSIs. We define an optimal region within the smear, which contains cells that are neither too scarce/damaged nor too crowded...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718450/real-time-interobserver-agreement-in-bowel-ultrasonography-for-diagnostic-assessment-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-an-international-multicenter-study
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Emma Calabrese, Torsten Kucharzik, Christian Maaser, Giovanni Maconi, Deike Strobel, Stephanie R Wilson, Francesca Zorzi, Kerri L Novak, David H Bruining, Marietta Iacucci, Mamoru Watanabe, Elisabetta Lolli, Carlo Chiaramonte, Stephen B Hanauer, Remo Panaccione, Francesco Pallone, Subrata Ghosh, Giovanni Monteleone
Background: The unavailability of standardized parameters in bowel ultrasonography (US) commonly used in Crohn's disease (CD) and the shortage of skilled ultrasonographers are 2 limiting factors in the use of this imaging modality around the world. The aim of this study is to evaluate interobserver agreement among experienced sonographers in the evaluation of bowel US parameters in order to improve standardization in imaging reporting and interpretation. Methods: Fifteen patients with an established diagnosis of CD underwent blinded bowel US performed by 6 experienced sonographers...
April 28, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690072/review-of-anaphes-haliday-hymenoptera-mymaridae-with-key-to-species-in-europe-and-a-world-catalogue
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John T Huber, Csaba ThurÓczy
The Walter Soyka species of Anaphes Haliday are reviewed and placed in context among the remaining world species. An analysis of his descriptions and identification keys is presented, and discussed in light of a broader interpretation of intraspecific variation in Anaphes species than Soyka accepted. An illustrated diagnosis of Anaphes is given and the species in Europe considered to be valid are keyed-14 species in Anaphes (Anaphes) and 15 species in Anaphes (Patasson). The 244 names of world Anaphes are tabulated in various ways and their type localities, if known, are mapped...
January 29, 2018: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686888/prevalence-of-selected-eye-diseases-using-data-harvested-from-ophthalmic-checkup-examination-of-a-cohort-of-two-thousand-middle-eastern-and-north-african-subjects
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Nehal M Samy El Gendy, Ahmed A Abdel-Kader
Purpose: To highlight the prevalence of selected ophthalmic diseases accidentally discovered at first-time screening of a large sample of patients from the Middle East and North Africa visiting a large referral university hospital checkup unit based in Cairo. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study of two thousand and thirteen subjects coming for routine ophthalmic medical checkups from different Middle East countries (mainly Egypt, Sudan, and Yemen). Patients were evaluated for prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular hypertension, cataract, and amblyopia...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668588/a-delayed-diagnosis-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-with-a-mutant-of-ryr2-at-c-7580t-g-for-6-years-in-a-9-year-old-child
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Hongyu Duan, Yongyi Lu, Song Yan, Lina Qiao, Yimin Hua, Yifei Li, Kaiyu Zhou, Chuan Wang
RATIONALE: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare but potentially lethal inherited arrhythmia syndrome induced by adrenergic stress. Due to the atypical clinical manifestations in early age, limited recognition and experience of pediatric cardiologists, and low awareness of the significance of genetic diagnosis in some underdeveloped areas in China, a delayed or missed diagnosis of CPVT in children is common and concerning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 9-year and 3-month male child with recurrent exercise-induced syncope accompanied by convulsion was initially misdiagnosed as epilepsy since the first manifestation at the age of 3 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666656/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-tanzania-current-status-and-challenges
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Semvua B Kilonzo, Daniel W Gunda, Bonaventura C T Mpondo, Fatma A Bakshi, Hyasinta Jaka
Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world with high prevalence in most of sub-Saharan Africa countries. The complexity in its diagnosis and treatment poses a significant management challenge in the resource-limited settings including Tanzania, where most of the tests and drugs are either unavailable or unaffordable. This mini review aims at demonstrating the current status of the disease in the country and discussing the concomitant challenges in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention...
2018: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657903/obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-risk-factor-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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Irini Youssef, Haroon Kamran, Mena Yacoub, Nirav Patel, Clive Goulbourne, Shweta Kumar, Jesse Kane, Haley Hoffner, Moro Salifu, Samy I McFarlane
Objectives: To conducted a meta-analysis assessing the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and the risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Methods: We searched PUBMED, Medline, and Cochrane Library using the keywords "atrial fibrillation", "obstructive sleep apnea" and "sleep disordered breathing (SDB)". All subjects included had established diagnosis of OSA/SDB. We then compared the occurrence of AF versus no AF. Analysis done with Comprehensive Meta-Analysis package V3 (Biostat, USA)...
2018: Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650225/an-update-on-cushing-syndrome-in-pediatrics
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Constantine A Stratakis
Cushing syndrome (CS) in childhood results mostly from the exogenous administration of glucocorticoids; endogenous CS is a rare disease. The latter is the main reason pediatric patients with CS escape diagnosis for too long. Other barriers to optimal care of a pediatric patient with CS include improper following of the proper sequence of testing for diagnosing CS, which stems from lack of understanding of pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; lack of access to proper (i.e., experienced, state-of-the-art) surgical treatment; and unavailability of well-tolerated and effective medications to control hypercortisolemia...
April 9, 2018: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643896/potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-patients-prescriptions-collected-from-medicine-out-patient-setting
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Riffat Farooqui, Talea Hoor, Nasim Karim, Mehtab Muneer
Objective: To identify and evaluate the frequency, severity, mechanism and common pairs of drug-drug interactions (DDIs) in prescriptions by consultants in medicine outpatient department. Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was done by Pharmacology department of Bahria University Medical & Dental College (BUMDC) in medicine outpatient department (OPD) of a private hospital in Karachi from December 2015 to January 2016. A total of 220 prescriptions written by consultants were collected...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642898/enablers-and-barriers-for-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-to-achieve-optimal-glycaemic-control-a-qualitative-study-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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Ruth Martis, Julie Brown, Judith McAra-Couper, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Glycaemic target recommendations vary widely between international professional organisations for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Some studies have reported women's experiences of having GDM, but little is known how this relates to their glycaemic targets. The aim of this study was to identify enablers and barriers for women with GDM to achieve optimal glycaemic control. METHODS: Women with GDM were recruited from two large, geographically different, hospitals in New Zealand to participate in a semi-structured interview to explore their views and experiences focusing on enablers and barriers to achieving optimal glycaemic control...
April 11, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629683/near-real-time-tracking-of-gaps-in-prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hiv-in-three-districts-of-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa
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F Moyo, A Haeri Mazanderani, S Bhardwaj, O B Mhlongo, T Kufa, K Ng'oma, B A Smith, G G Sherman
BACKGROUND: Identifying and addressing gaps in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is required if South Africa (SA) is to achieve targets for eliminating MTCT (eMTCT). Potential PMTCT gaps that increase MTCT risk include late maternal HIV diagnosis, lack of or delayed antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and lack of effective prophylaxis for HIV-exposed infants. OBJECTIVES: To investigate, in near real time, PMTCT gaps among HIV-infected infants in three districts of KwaZulu-Natal Province, SA...
March 28, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605378/de-novo-heart-failure-after-kidney-transplantation-trends-in-incidence-and-outcomes
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Colin R Lenihan, Sai Liu, Anita Deswal, Maria E Montez-Rath, Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is an important cause of morbidity and mortality following kidney transplantation. Some studies in the general population have shown that the incidence of heart failure has decreased during the past 20 years. However, it is not currently known whether such a trend exists in the kidney transplantation population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients included in the US Renal Data System who underwent their first kidney transplantation in the United States between 1998 and 2010 with at least 6 months of continuous Medicare parts A and B coverage before transplantation and no prior evidence for a diagnosis of heart failure before kidney transplantation...
March 29, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604997/clinical-characteristics-of-spirocerca-lupi-migration-in-the-spinal-cord
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Orit Chai, Einat Yas, Ori Brenner, Alicia Rojas, Lilach Konstantin, Sigal Klainbart, Merav H Shamir
Spirocerca lupi is a nematode infecting dogs mostly in tropical and subtropical areas. Although its typical target is the esophageal wall, aberrant migration is not uncommon, including migration of unknown incidence into the spinal cord. While successful treatment of intraspinal S. lupi (ISSL) infection depends on early diagnosis, tools for definitive ante-mortem diagnosis are unavailable. We therefore aimed at characterizing clinical signs and clinical pathology findings of ISSL in dogs. For that, we analyzed medical records of dogs hospitalized in 2005-2016 presenting with neurological signs consistent with ISSL, which were diagnosed definitively post-mortem...
April 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603879/revealing-geographical-and-population-heterogeneity-in-hiv-incidence-undiagnosed-hiv-prevalence-and-time-to-diagnosis-to-improve-prevention-and-care-estimates-for-france
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Lise Marty, Françoise Cazein, Henri Panjo, Josiane Pillonel, Dominique Costagliola, Virginie Supervie
INTRODUCTION: To close gaps in HIV prevention and care, knowledge about locations and populations most affected by HIV is essential. Here, we provide subnational and sub-population estimates of three key HIV epidemiological indicators, which have been unavailable for most settings. METHODS: We used surveillance data on newly diagnosed HIV cases from 2004 to 2014 and back-calculation modelling to estimate in France, at national and subnational levels, by exposure group and country of birth: the numbers of new HIV infections, the times to diagnosis, the numbers of undiagnosed HIV infections...
March 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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