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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230383/the-interplay-between-personality-and-cognitive-ability-across-12-years-in-middle-and-late-adulthood-evidence-for-reciprocal-associations
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Markus Wettstein, Benjamin Tauber, Elżbieta Kuźma, Hans-Werner Wahl
Research on relationships between personality and cognitive abilities has so far resulted in inconsistent findings regarding the strength of the associations. Moreover, relationships have rarely been compared longitudinally and bidirectionally between midlife versus late-life cohorts by considering different personality traits as well as multiple cognitive domains over a long-term follow-up period. We hypothesize that the interplay between the "Big Five" personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) and cognitive abilities (information processing speed, crystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence) may change from midlife to old age due to age-associated changes in cognitive and personality plasticity...
February 23, 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229432/spontaneous-torsion-of-the-right-upper-lung-lobe-a-case-report
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Yusuke Kita, Tetsuhiko Go, Kazuhito Nii, Natsumi Matsuura, Hiroyasu Yokomise
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary torsion is usually caused by thoracic surgery or trauma. Spontaneous pulmonary torsion caused by tumor and pleural effusion is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Asian male with a chronic cough and suspected lung or pleural tumor presented with sudden dyspnea. Computed tomography showed that the right upper lung lobe contained a large tumor in the region of S1-3; the tumor had shifted to the posterior thoracic space and rotated 90° counterclockwise, potentially impeding blood flow...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229081/usefulness-of-oblique-multiplanar-images-on-multi-detector-computed-tomography-for-diagnosing-intersigmoid-hernia
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Kenta Kumagai, Masato Yoshioka, Masatake Iida, Kazuhiro Kudoh, Hiroshi Uchinami, Tasuku Watanabe, Yuzo Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Intersigmoid hernia is a hernia of the small intestine into the intersigmoid fossa. Because the cavity of the intersigmoid fossa is so small, the preoperative detection of incarcerated intestine and/or mesenteric convergence is very difficult. We report a case of intersigmoid hernia in which the incarcerated bowel and mesenteric convergence could be visualized by oblique multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) images on multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old man with small bowel obstruction was treated conservatively with a long intestinal tube...
December 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228912/anatomical-variation-t1-spina-bifida-occulta-radiological-findings
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Guglielmo Manenti, Riccardo Iundusi, Eliseo Picchi, Salvatore Marsico, Adolfo D'Onofrio, Giorgia Rossi, Umberto Tarantino, Roberto Floris
We report a 26-year-old male patient who was admitted to our emergency department after a traffic accident and who suffered from neck pain. We have found accidentally a dorsal spinous process schisis, a very rare vertebral abnormality, that we recognized in the X-rays imaging performed for the study of the lung parenchyma.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228879/zinner-syndrome-diagnosed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computed-tomography-role-of-imaging-to-identify-and-evaluate-the-uncommon-variation-in-development-of-the-male-genital-tract
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V Fiaschetti, L Greco, V Giuricin, D De Vivo, E Di Caprera, R Di Trapano, F Castellani, R Floris
Seminal vesicle cysts are a very rare condition and its often associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis. The diagnosis of seminal vesicle cysts may be delayed or missed because of the non-specific symptoms of this condition. This article reports a triad of right renal agenesis, ipsilateral seminal vesicle cyst, and ejaculatory duct obstruction (Zinner syndrome) in a 56 years old man.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228874/embolization-of-prostatic-brachytherapy-seeds-to-pulmonary-arteries-a-case-study
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Alexander D Calvert, Andrew W Dyer, Van A Montgomery
Pulmonary seed embolization is a complication of prostatic brachytherapy with varying incidence rates. Key factors that reportedly influence the incidence of seed embolization include planning volume, quantity of seeds, seed placement, and type of seeds (stranded vs free). The clinical implications of seed migration are unclear because sequelae were not demonstrated in multiple short-term studies yet there have been several reports of long-term complications. We report a case of a 56-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea approximately 6 years after brachytherapy treatment for a very low-risk prostate cancer...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225774/environmental-characteristics-drive-variation-in-amazonian-understorey-bird-assemblages
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Juliana Menger, William E Magnusson, Marti J Anderson, Martin Schlegel, Guy Pe'er, Klaus Henle
Tropical bird assemblages display patterns of high alpha and beta diversity and, as tropical birds exhibit strong habitat specificity, their spatial distributions are generally assumed to be driven primarily by environmental heterogeneity and interspecific interactions. However, spatial distributions of some Amazonian forest birds are also often restricted by large rivers and other large-scale topographic features, suggesting that dispersal limitation may also play a role in driving species' turnover. In this study, we evaluated the effects of environmental characteristics, topographic and spatial variables on variation in local assemblage structure and diversity of birds in an old-growth forest in central Amazonia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225494/a-unique-case-of-inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-in-the-duodenum-of-a-female-adolescent-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mauricio Giusti Calderon, Valéria Campos Caivano, Sauro Bagnaresi, José Ozório de Oliveira Lira, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, João Antonio Correa
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a very rare benign condition in children that can occur throughout the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized as a polypoid lesion originating in the submucosa, composed of connective tissue and eosinophilic infiltrate. It is most common in the stomach and in adults between the fifth and seventh decades of life. Its occurrence is unusual in the duodenum. CASE SUMMARY: One case of duodenal IFP was described and the literature is reviewed with emphasis on the clinical and pathological features of IFP in children...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224694/the-clinical-relevance-of-orthostatic-hypotension-in-elderly-patients
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Laura Hartog, Nanne Kleefstra, Rene Luigies, Sophia de Rooij, Henk Bilo, Kornelis van Hateren
AIM: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is highly prevalent in old age. The impact of OH on orthostatic complaints and falling is questionable. We wondered if the consensus definition of OH plays an essential role in the accuracy and direction of the prediction of these endpoints. We aimed to explore the relation between different definitions of OH, including relative decrease of blood pressure, and orthostatic complaints and falling. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 1415 participants aged ≥65 years visiting a mobile fall-prevention team...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224311/prevalence-incidence-and-sex-ratio-of-transsexualism-in-the-autonomous-region-of-madrid-spain-according-to-healthcare-demand
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Antonio Becerra-Fernández, José Miguel Rodríguez-Molina, Nuria Asenjo-Araque, María Jesús Lucio-Pérez, Miguel Cuchí-Alfaro, Eduardo García-Camba, Gilberto Pérez-López, Miriam Menacho-Román, María Carmen Berrocal-Sertucha, Domingo Ly-Pen, María Victorina Aguilar-Vilas
In recent years, different studies have provided estimates of the prevalence of transsexualism with very diverse results. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevalence, incidence, and sex ratio of transsexualism in the autonomous region of Madrid (Spain). A total of 1234 patients who attended from 2007 to the end of 2015 in the only Gender Identity Unit (GIU) in Madrid were analyzed. Sixty-three patients were excluded for various reasons; thus, 1171 could be included: 803 male-to-female (MtF) and 368 female-to-male (FtM) transsexual patients...
February 21, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224302/retinal-cavernous-haemangioma-treated-by-proton-beam-therapy
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Amir Mahdjoubi, Rémi Dendale, Livia Lumbroso-Le Rouic, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux
As one of intraocular tumours, retinal cavernous haemangioma is a benign vascular lesion that is mostly unilateral. Very few cases about cavernous haemangioma treatment are reported, and there is currently no consensus on the most effective treatment. This clinical case reports on a 40-year-old male, presenting a peripheral retinal cavernous haemangioma, complicated with a repetitive vitreous haemorrhage causing bad vision. Several therapeutic methods were unsuccessfully attempted to stop haemorrhagic recurrences...
February 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224215/-mazabraud-and-mccune-albright-syndromes-in-association-a-case-of-two-very-rare-orthopaedic-tumour-entities
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M Schwarze, M-A Weber, G Mechtersheimer, B Lehner, E K Renker
We report on a 47-year-old woman with unilateral fibrous dysplasia and three intramuscular masses. Medical imaging revealed possible intramuscular myxomas, so that the suspected diagnosis was Mazabraud syndrome. After biopsy, the suspected diagnosis was verified by histology and molecular pathology. Due to endocrine abnormalities in the patient's medical history, McCune-Albright syndrome has was also verified.
February 21, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224112/intravenous-vitamin-c-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-enterovirus-rhinovirus-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Alpha A Fowler Iii, Christin Kim, Lawrence Lepler, Rajiv Malhotra, Orlando Debesa, Ramesh Natarajan, Bernard J Fisher, Aamer Syed, Christine DeWilde, Anna Priday, Vigneshwar Kasirajan
We report a case of virus-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) treated with parenteral vitamin C in a patient testing positive for enterovirus/rhinovirus on viral screening. This report outlines the first use of high dose intravenous vitamin C as an interventional therapy for ARDS, resulting from enterovirus/rhinovirus respiratory infection. From very significant preclinical research performed at Virginia Commonwealth University with vitamin C and with the very positive results of a previously performed phase I safety trial infusing high dose vitamin C intravenously into patients with severe sepsis, we reasoned that infusing identical dosing to a patient with ARDS from viral infection would be therapeutic...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223738/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-associated-achalasia-a-rare-case
#14
Seung Kak Shin, Kyoung Oh Kim, Eui Joo Kim, Su Young Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Jun-Won Chung, Kwang An Kwon, Dong Kyun Park
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)-associated achalasia is a very rare disease of uncertain cause. We report the case of a patient diagnosed with GBS-associated type I achalasia who was successfully treated with peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). A 30-year-old man who was diagnosed with GBS 3 mo before was referred to our department with dysphagia and meal-related regurgitation. The results of esophagography, endoscopy, and high-resolution manometry (HRM) revealed type I achalasia. POEM that utilized a submucosal tunneling technique was performed to treat the GBS-associated type I achalasia...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222720/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-literature-review-and-case-study-of-a-chinese-woman-presenting-a-novel-flcn-mutation
#15
Shengyu Hao, Fei Long, Fenglan Sun, Teng Liu, Daowei Li, Shujuan Jiang
BACKGROUND: The Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome is a very rare autosomal dominant form of genodermatosis caused by germline mutations in the folliculin (FLCN) gene, which is mapped to the p11.2 region in chromosome 17. BHD commonly presents cutaneous fibrofolliculomas, pulmonary cysts, renal cell carcinoma, and recurrent pneumothoraxes. The disease is easily ignored or misdiagnosed as pneumothorax, pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis (LAM), or emphysema. Follow-up and guidelines for managing recurrent pneumothoraxes in these patients are lacking...
February 21, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222205/complex-cystine-kidney-stones-treated-with-combined-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyelolithotomy-and-intraoperative-renoscopy
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Luca Meggiato, Francesco Cattaneo, Fabio Zattoni, Fabrizio Dal Moro, Paolo Beltrami, Filiberto Zattoni
INTRODUCTION: Cystinuria, a rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by a defect in cystine renal reabsorption, can often determine complex cystine renal calculi, leading to important complications such as urinary obstruction, urinary infections, and impaired kidney function. Complex kidney stones can have a difficult management and can be very arduous to treat. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 20-year-old Jeowah's witness woman with complex cystine renal stones treated with combined robot-assisted laparoscopic pyelolithotomy and intraoperative renoscopy...
February 18, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221786/chemical-trends-in-solid-alkali-pertechnetates
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Jamie Weaver, Chuck Z Soderquist, Nancy M Washton, Andrew S Lipton, Paul L Gassman, Wayne W Lukens, Albert A Kruger, Nathalie A Wall, John S McCloy
Insight into the solid-state chemistry of pure technetium-99 ((99)Tc) oxides is required in the development of a robust immobilization and disposal system for nuclear waste stemming from the radiopharmaceutical industry, from the production of nuclear weapons, and from spent nuclear fuel. However, because of its radiotoxicity and the subsequent requirement of special facilities and handling procedures for research, only a few studies have been completed, many of which are over 20 years old. In this study, we report the synthesis of pure alkali pertechnetates (sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium) and analysis of these compounds by Raman spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS), solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (static and magic angle spinning), and neutron diffraction...
February 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221211/a-rare-case-of-ck20-ck7-double-negative-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#18
Mary D Le, Luke H OʼSteen, David S Cassarino
The authors present a case of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with unique immunohistochemical staining characteristics. A 57-year-old woman presented with a firm 0.3 cm tan papule on her left nasal-labial fold that was reportedly increasing in size and bleeding. She had a history of multiple head and neck actinic keratoses, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and a family history of an uncle with melanoma. The clinical differential diagnosis was "non-melanoma skin cancer." Histological examination showed a markedly atypical-appearing basaloid neoplasm, present mostly in the dermis, with focal pagetoid spread into the epidermis...
March 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220968/an-investigation-of-the-levels-of-vitamins-a-d-and-e-in-the-serum-of-chinese-pregnant-women
#19
Yu-Juan Chen, Zhan-Dong Li, Cui-Ying Mao, Xu Kang, Shu-Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND: Vitamins A, D (Vitamin D2 and vitamin D3) and E, play an important role during pregnancy. METHODS: Sera were collected from 1056 normal pregnant women, who were between 18 and 40 years old, at seven different hospitals in northeastern China. The levels of Vitamin A and E in the sera samples were detected using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), and the level of vitamin D was measured by LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry). Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics 21...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220369/severe-head-injury-in-very-old-patients-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-results-of-an-online-questionnaire-for-neurosurgeons
#20
Claudia Unterhofer, Sebastian Hartmann, Christian F Freyschlag, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
Due to the aging population, neurosurgeons are confronted with an increasing number of very old patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Many of these patients present with an acute subdural hematoma. There is a lack of data on neurosurgical decision-making in elderly people. We investigated the importance of imaging criteria, patients' wishes, their surrogates' wishes, and patient demographics on treatment decisions chosen by neurosurgeons. An online questionnaire was sent to all German neurosurgical units via the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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