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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161655/the-association-between-ambient-temperature-and-mortality-in-south-africa-a-time-series-analysis
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Noah Scovronick, Francesco Sera, Fiorella Acquaotta, Diego Garzena, Simona Fratianni, Caradee Y Wright, Antonio Gasparrini
BACKGROUND: There is an extensive literature describing temperature-mortality associations in developed regions, but research from developing countries, and Africa in particular, is limited. METHODS: We conducted a time-series analysis using daily temperature data and a national dataset of all 8.8 million recorded deaths in South Africa between 1997 and 2013. Mortality and temperature data were linked at the district municipality level and relationships were estimated with a distributed lag non-linear model with 21 days of lag, and pooled in a multivariate meta-analysis...
November 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160136/utility-of-bulging-technique-for-endovascular-treatment-of-small-and-wide-necked-aneurysms-with-a-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-jr-device-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Akihiro Inoue, Masahiko Tagawa, Shirabe Matsumoto, Masahiro Nishikawa, Kosuke Kusakabe, Hideaki Watanabe, Takeharu Kunieda
Small and broad-necked aneurysms are generally very difficult to treat using endovascular therapy. The arrival of the low-profile stent (e.g., Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support; LVIS) has enabled reconstructive treatment for these aneurysms. In addition, the bulging technique using LVIS is an effective and attractive technique for performing stent-assisted coiling to preserve parent arteries and achieve neck coverage. We report here a patient with a small and wide-necked ruptured basilar artery (BA) top aneurysm, in whom successful treatment was achieved by stent-assisted coiling with LVIS Jr...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159857/methylphenidate-for-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
Nancy Sturman, Laura Deckx, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently present with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity, which are the cardinal symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The effectiveness of methylphenidate, a commonly used ADHD treatment, is therefore of interest in these children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of methylphenidate for symptoms of ADHD (inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity) and ASD (impairments in social interaction and communication, and repetitive, restricted or stereotypical behaviours) in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years with ASD...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159540/is-fertility-preservation-safe-for-adult-non-metastatic-gynecologic-rhabdomyosarcoma-patients-systematic-review-and-pooled-survival-analysis-of-137-patients
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REVIEW
Maha At Elsebaie, Zeinab Elsayed
PURPOSE: Recently, conservative approaches such as wide local excisions and neoadjuvant chemotherapy are being considered to select young adult females with gynecologic RMS who have strong desire to preserve fertility. This analysis aims to identify prognosticators affecting survival outcomes and defining potential candidacy for fertility-preservation. Another focus is to explore the role of chemotherapy in reducing the need for aggressive surgery and the role of radiotherapy in decreasing rates of local failure...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159008/caroli-s-disease-as-a-cause-of-chronic-epigastric-abdominal-pain-two-case-reports-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Pedro Cabral Correia, Bruno Morgado
Caroli's disease is a very rare congenital malformation, currently included in cystic diseases of the biliary tract, and is characterized by ectasia and dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts. Two clinical entities can be distinguished, Caroli's disease in which congenital hepatic impairment is limited to cystic dilatation and Caroli's syndrome in which congenital hepatic fibrosis coexists. We present two cases of atypical presentations of Caroli's disease. Case one was a 76-year-old man who was referred to our hospital for chronic non-remitting epigastric pain prior to diagnosis...
September 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158471/thoracic-epidural-hematoma-complicating-vertebroplasty
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Cumhur Kaan Yaltırık, Selçuk Özdoğan, Başar Atalay
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty procedures are commonly used to treat vertebral fractures. These techniques may be associated with major complications. CASE REPORT We present here a case of a 64-year-old female patient with T9 and T10 acute osteoporotic fractures, treated previously with vertebroplasty for four levels of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The patient was treated by T9-T10 vertebroplasty. The post-operative neurological examination was normal. Two hours later, she progressively worsened and developed paraplegia...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157165/successful-cochlear-implantation-in-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-rare-case
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Gaurav Gupta, Avani Jain, Mohnish Grover
An 8-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of bilateral progressive hearing loss and vertigo for 6 months. High-resolution computed tomography of the temporal bones demonstrated multiple lytic lesions. Histopathology examination confirmed a diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). She underwent chemotherapy for 12 months. Following treatment, she was in remission. However, the bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss persisted. She underwent right cochlear implantation with very good functional audiological outcomes...
November 20, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157057/radiofrequency-ablation-of-osteoid-osteoma-in-the-atlas-a-case-report
#8
Jun Yang, Wei Li, Yu Yin, Zhi Li, Caifang Ni
Osteoid osteoma of the atlas has previously been reported very rarely in the published literature. The traditional standard treatment has been a surgical resection of the nidus. Recently, computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has gained favor as a more precise alternative treatment. Here, we present a case of osteoid osteoma of the C1 lateral mass treated successfully using CT-guided RFA. A 30-year-old woman who presented with a four-month history of occipital and suboccipital pain was treated by CT-guided RFA...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156418/characterization-of-domestic-pig-spermatogenesis-using-spermatogonial-stem-cell-markers-in-the-early-months-of-life
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Julio Almunia, Kotono Nakamura, Mami Murakami, Shigeo Takashima, Masaki Takasu
In pigs, spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), which include gonocytes and undifferentiated spermatogonia, are classically defined as being present till up to 2 months of life. However, knowledge about this transition from gonocytes to undifferentiated spermatogonia in pigs is limited. In this study, we characterized pig SSCs in neonatal (n = 6), one-month-old (1-mo-old, n = 6), two-month-old (2-mo-old, n = 6), and adult testes (n = 6) anatomically, histologically, and immunohistologically. Anatomically, testicular circumference (TC) was measured at each development stage...
November 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155930/corrigendum-to-who-take-naps-self-reported-and-objectively-measured-napping-in-very-old-women
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Yue Leng, Katie Stone, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Kenneth Covinsky, Kristine Yaffe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155847/context-and-culture-associated-with-alcohol-use-amongst-youth-in-major-urban-cities-a-cross-country-population-based-survey
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Anne W Taylor, Bridgette M Bewick, Alfred B Makanjuola, Ling Qian, Valentina V Kirzhanova, Paulo Alterwain
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption patterns are dependent upon culture and context. The aim of this study was to interview people aged 18-34 year old living in four cities in different regions of the world to explore differences in a range of alcohol measures to assist in determining culturally appropriate alcohol initiatives for this age group. METHOD: Multistage random sampling was consistent across the four cities (Ilorin (Nigeria), Wuhan (China), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Moscow (Russia))...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155695/citrobacter-endogenous-endophthalmitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daniel H T Wong, Candice C H Liu, Justin M K Tong, Wei-Kwang Luk, Kenneth K W Li
PURPOSE: We present a case of endogenous endophthalmitis because of an unusual bacterium, Citrobacter koseri. PATIENT: A 57-year-old woman without previous history of eye surgery or trauma presented with diabetic ketoacidosis and a painful right eye with the reduction of vision. C. koseri was identified in blood culture; thus, a diagnosis of right eye endogenous endophthalmitis was made. Intravenous and intravitreal antibiotics were both started, and vitreous culture further confirmed C...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155162/chorioamnionitis-due-to-leptotrichia-trevisanii
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Dionisia Fontanals, Carlos García-Miralles, Rosa Ballester, Belen Cochs, Ruth Orellana, Sílvia Capilla
Very long fusiform gram-negative bacilli were observed after Gram staining of amniotic fluid from a 36-year-old multigravida woman. At 24 hours, pure, abundant growth of smooth, gray, only slightly convex catalase-positive and oxidase-negative colonies measuring about 2 mm were observed. Growth was greater in anaerobic than in aerobic conditions. The bacterium was identified as Leptotrichia trevisanii by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry. Ampicillin and gentamicin were prescribed for chorioamnionitis, and vaginal prostaglandins were administered to terminate the pregnancy...
November 15, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155113/small-cell-glioblastoma-of-the-sella-turcica-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shuanglin Deng, Linlin Liu, Danhua Wang, Dan Tong, Gang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas in the sellar region are very rare; in most cases, the tumor originates from the optic nerve/optic chiasm. Only 4 cases of sellar glioblastoma with a non-optic origin have been reported. We present such a case with detailed clinical, imaging and histopathological information. A review of similar published cases is also presented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman presented with endocrinological abnormalities including, amenorrhea and lactation, symptoms of diabetes insipidus and signs of elevated ICP...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154852/the-mitochondrial-uncoupling-protein-2-gene-is-causal-for-the-spontaneous-polycystic-liver-diseases-in-mice
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Misa Hirose, Paul Schilf, Sarah Rohde, Yask Gupta, Tiphaine Sancerni, Marie-Clotilde Alves-Guerra, Christian Sina, Robert Jaster, Bruno Miroux, Saleh M Ibrahim
Polycystic liver diseases (PCLDs) are autosomal dominant disorders. To date, 3 genes are known to be associated with the disease, SEC63 and PRKCSH and LRP5. Here, we report that mice deficient in the mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 gene (Ucp2(-/-)) spontaneously developed PCLDs when they were over 12months old. Macroscopical observation, blood chemistry as well as histopathological analysis demonstrated the PCLDs found in Ucp2(-/-) mice were very similar to the findings in human PCLDs. This is the first report describing the gene encoding mitochondrial protein is causative for PCLDs...
November 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154619/complementarity-in-false-memory-illusions
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C J Brainerd, V F Reyna
For some years, the DRM illusion has been the most widely studied form of false memory. The consensus theoretical interpretation is that the illusion is a reality reversal, in which certain new words (critical distractors) are remembered as though they are old list words rather than as what they are-new words that are similar to old ones. This reality-reversal interpretation is supported by compelling lines of evidence, but prior experiments are limited by the fact that their memory tests only asked whether test items were old...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154371/disseminated-nocardiosis-complicated-by-multiple-brain-abscesses-and-pleural-empyema-in-a-young-diabetic-man-a-case-report
#17
M C Mengoli, C Lazzaretti, G Rossi, F Lococo
Nocardiosis is a life-threatening infection usually affecting immunocompromised patients. Very rarely it presented with intracranial abscesses and pleuro-parenchymal infections. We herein report a very challenging case of a 34-year-old obese and diabetic man affected by disseminated nocardiosis with multiple brain abscesses and pleural empyema. Despite rare, this entity should be taken into account by the pathologists and urgently communicated to clinicians in order to promptly start an effective treatment.
September 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153909/-a-case-of-orf-disease-complicated-by-erythema-multiforme
#18
M Maman, Y Medhioub
Ecthyma contagiosum, or Orf, is a specific infection of small ruminants accidentally reaching humans. Few cases have been reported in the literature to date. We report here a case of ecthyma contagiosum occurred in a 9-year-old girl after contact with a flock of ecthyma sheep. This Orf was then complicated by superinfection and then by erythema multiforme. Orf is often underdiagnosed, probably because of small ruminant breeders' knowledge of this disease and its benignity in humans. It is caused by a very resistant Parapoxvirus in the environment...
November 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153815/en-bloc-upper-and-lower-lobe-trisegmentectomy-facilitated-by-displaced-segmental-airway
#19
Akifumi Nakamura, Shun-Ichi Watanabe, Yukio Watanabe, Keisuke Asakura, Kazuo Nakagawa
A 66-year-old woman was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography revealed a partly solid ground-glass nodule located in the left S(1+2) and spread over the left S(6). Pathologic diagnosis was primary adenocarcinoma (c-T2a N0 M0 c-stage IB). The left B(1+2) arose from the left main bronchus and was displaced superiorly behind the left main pulmonary artery. Severely incomplete lobulation was also recognized. We performed trisegmentectomy, and negative margins were confirmed. The patient is now asymptomatic without recurrence...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153022/-rhabdomyolysis-may-it-be-a-metabolic-myopathy-case-report-and-diagnostic-algorithm
#20
Ágnes Sebők, Endre Pál, Gergő Attila Molnár, István Wittmann, Judit Berenténé Bene, Béla Melegh, Sámuel Komoly, Tibor Hidvégi, Lídia Balogh, Attila Szabó, Petra Zsidegh
We report the case of a 46-year-old female patient with recurrent rhabdomyolysis. In the background of her metabolic myopathy an inherited metabolic disorder of the fatty acid oxidation, very long-chain acyl-coenzyme A-dehydrogenase deficiency was diagnosed. The diagnosis was based on abnormal acyl-carnitine- and urine organic-acid profile in addition to low residual enzyme activity, and was confirmed by genetic testing. After introduction of dietotherapy metabolic crisis necessitating hospital admission has not occurred neither have fixed myopathic changes developed...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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