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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822017/validation-of-a-non-contact-screening-device-for-the-combination-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-periodic-limb-movements-in-sleep
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Gerhard Weinreich, Sarah Terjung, Yi Wang, Stefanie Werther, Alberto Zaffaroni, Helmut Teschler
PURPOSE: Recent studies found that the non-contact screening device SleepMinder (ResMed Sensor Technologies, Dublin, Ireland) detects sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) with high diagnostic accuracy in cohorts suspected of this disorder. However, it was reported that in patients with periodic limb movement in sleep (PLMS), this non-contact device overestimates the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). We aimed to overcome this limitation by introducing the novel sleep disorder index (SDI) which is sum of the AHI and the period limb movement index (PLMI)...
August 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821205/cerebrospinal-fluid-circulating-tumor-cells-a-novel-tool-to-diagnose-leptomeningeal-metastases-from-epithelial-tumors
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Xuling Lin, Martin Fleisher, Marc Rosenblum, Oscar Lin, Adrienne Boire, Samuel Briggs, Yevgeniya Bensman, Brenda Hurtado, Larisa Shagabayeva, Lisa M DeAngelis, Katherine S Panageas, Antonio Omuro, Elena I Pentsova
Background: Diagnosis of leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) remains challenging due to low sensitivity of CSF cytology and infrequent unequivocal MRI findings. In a previous pilot study, we showed that rare cell capture technology (RCCT) could be used to detect circulating tumor cells (CTC) in the CSF of patients with LM from epithelial tumors. To establish the diagnostic accuracy of CSF-CTC in the diagnosis of LM, we applied this technique in a distinct, larger cohort of patients. Methods: In this institutional review board-approved prospective study, patients with epithelial tumors and clinical suspicion of LM underwent CSF-CTC evaluation and standard MRI and CSF cytology examination...
September 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821190/fibromatosis-of-the-breast-diagnostic-accuracy-of-core-needle-biopsy
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M Gabriela Kuba, Susan C Lester, Catherine S Giess, Monica M Bertagnolli, Tad J Wieczorek, Jane E Brock
Objectives: Fibromatosis of the breast is an uncommon neoplasm with potential for local recurrence. Treatment has traditionally been surgical excision with current trends toward conservative management. Given the option of observation after diagnosis by core needle biopsy (CNB), we sought to evaluate the accuracy of CNB for diagnosing fibromatosis. Methods: We identified a total of 31 cases in which fibromatosis had been diagnosed or included in the differential diagnosis on a CNB, an excision, or both...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820885/diagnostic-efficacy-of-noninvasive-liver-fibrosis-indexes-in-predicting-portal-hypertension-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Le Wang, Yuemin Feng, Xiaowen Ma, Guangchuan Wang, Hao Wu, Xiaoyu Xie, Chunqing Zhang, Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that noninvasive liver fibrosis indexes could be useful for predicting esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients. However, thus far, the diagnostic efficacy of these indexes in predicting portal hypertension (PH) in cirrhotic patients has been poorly evaluated. AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of noninvasive liver fibrosis indexes in the diagnosis of PH. METHODS: A total of 238 cirrhotic patients underwent hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) evaluation and relevant serum tests to analyze the variables associated with PH grade...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820791/teleophthalmic-approach-for-detection-of-corneal-diseases-accuracy-and-reliability
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Maria A Woodward, David C Musch, Christopher T Hood, Jonathan B Greene, Leslie M Niziol, V Swetha E Jeganathan, Paul P Lee
PURPOSE: Corneal and anterior segment diseases cause most of the urgent visits to eye care professionals. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of detecting corneal diseases using external photographs from 2 portable cameras for telemedicine purposes. METHODS: This is a prospective study of adults with a clinical diagnosis of corneal pathology including corneal abrasions, ulcers, scars, and pterygia. A cornea specialist provided the gold standard diagnosis by slit-lamp examination...
August 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820710/accuracy-of-a-rapid-diagnostic-test-cypress-chagas-quick-test-%C3%A2-for-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-chagas-disease-in-a-nonendemic-area-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study
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Andrea Angheben, Silvia Staffolani, Mariella Anselmi, Stefano Tais, Monica Degani, Federico Gobbi, Dora Buonfrate, Maria Gobbo, Zeno Bisoffi
We analyzed the accuracy of Chagas Quick Test(®), a rapid diagnostic test, for the diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease through a retrospective study on a cohort of 669 patients consecutively examined at a single reference center in Italy, during a 7-year period. We observed high concordance with serological reference standard but low accuracy for screening purposes (sensitivity/specificity: 82.8%/98.7%) at least in our nonendemic context.
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820176/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-signatures-in-cell-free-dna-provide-information-about-tumor-types-and-stages
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Chun-Xiao Song, Senlin Yin, Li Ma, Amanda Wheeler, Yu Chen, Yan Zhang, Bin Liu, Junjie Xiong, Weihan Zhang, Jiankun Hu, Zongguang Zhou, Biao Dong, Zhiqi Tian, Stefanie S Jeffrey, Mei-Sze Chua, Samuel So, Weimin Li, Yuquan Wei, Jiajie Diao, Dan Xie, Stephen R Quake
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is an important mammalian DNA epigenetic modification that has been linked to gene regulation and cancer pathogenesis. Here we explored the diagnostic potential of 5hmC in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) using a sensitive chemical labeling-based low-input shotgun sequencing approach. We sequenced cell-free 5hmC from 49 patients of seven different cancer types and found distinct features that could be used to predict cancer types and stages with high accuracy. Specifically, we discovered that lung cancer leads to a progressive global loss of 5hmC in cfDNA, whereas hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancer lead to disease-specific changes in the cell-free hydroxymethylome...
August 18, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819792/validation-of-the-acr-eular-classification-criteria-for-systemic-sclerosis-in-patients-with-early-scleroderma
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Farley Carvalho Araújo, Cíntia Zumstein Camargo, Cristiane Kayser
The aim of this study was to validate the 2013 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) in patients with SSc, including patients with early SSc. Fifty-six consecutive patients with early SSc (2001 LeRoy and Medsger criteria), 122 patients with established SSc (1980 ACR classification criteria), and 141 patients with SSc-like disorders were included in this cross-sectional study. The diagnostic performance of the 2013 ACR/EULAR criteria was compared with the 1980 ACR criteria in several subsets of patients...
August 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819382/effectiveness-of-the-benign-and-malignant-diagnosis-of-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymph-nodes-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-elastography
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Haidong Huang, Zhiang Huang, Qin Wang, Xinan Wang, Yuchao Dong, Wei Zhang, Paul Zarogoulidis, Yan-Gao Man, Wolfgang Hohenforst Schmidt, Chong Bai
Background and Objectives: Endobronchial ultrasound elastography is a new technique for describing the stiffness of tissue during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The aims of this study were to investigate the diagnostic value of Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography for distinguishing the difference between benign and malignant lymph nodes among mediastinal and hilar lymph node. Materials and Methods: From June 2015 to August 2015, 47 patients confirmed of mediastinal and hilar lymph node enlargement through examination of Computed tomography (CT) were enrolled, and a total of 78 lymph nodes were evaluated by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819319/gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-is-not-superior-to-apri-fib-4-and-rpr-for-diagnosing-liver-fibrosis-in-chb-patients-in-china
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Rui Huang, Guiyang Wang, Chen Tian, Yong Liu, Bei Jia, Jian Wang, Yue Yang, Yang Li, Zhenhua Sun, Xiaomin Yan, Juan Xia, Yali Xiong, Peixin Song, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Chao Wu
The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR) is a novel index to estimate liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Few studies compared diagnostic accuracy of GPR with other non-invasive fibrosis tests based on blood parameters. We analyzed diagnostic values of GPR for detecting liver fibrosis and compared diagnostic performances of GPR with APRI (aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index), FIB-4 (fibrosis index based on the four factors), NLR (neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio), AAR (aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase ratio) and RPR (red cell distribution width-to-platelet ratio) in HBeAg positive CHB and HBeAg negative CHB...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819203/differential-diagnostic-performance-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-in-small-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-mm-breast-cancers-is-it-valuable
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Si-Da Wang, Lei Wang, Zhi-Xian Li, Kang-Lai Wei, Xin-Hong Liao, Yuan-Yuan Chen, Xue Huang
To evaluate acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) inthe differential diagnosis of small (≤20 mm) solid breast lesions and identify the most efficient ARFI parameters. Conventional ultrasonography and ARFIwere performed in 120 patients with 121 small solid breast lesions. The area ratios (ARs) of the lesion on virtual touch tissue compared to B-mode were calculated. The shear wave velocity of the inner (SWVi) and boundary (SWVb) of the lesions and surrounding fatty tissue (SWVf) was measured. The ratio of SWVi to SWVf (SWVrat) was calculated...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819063/stard-for-abstracts-essential-items-for-reporting-diagnostic-accuracy-studies-in-journal-or-conference-abstracts
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Jérémie F Cohen, Daniël A Korevaar, Constantine A Gatsonis, Paul P Glasziou, Lotty Hooft, David Moher, Johannes B Reitsma, Henrica Cw de Vet, Patrick M Bossuyt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818210/clinical-use-of-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-in-patients-with-suspected-myocardial-infarction
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Raphael Twerenbold, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Karin Wildi, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Patrick Badertscher, Christian Mueller
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays have been used clinically by thousands of physicians in many countries throughout the world since their clinical introduction 7 years ago. In the early diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI), beyond doubt, the most important indication of hs-cTn assays, these simple, inexpensive, and highly reproducible tools complement detailed clinical assessment including chest pain characteristics and the electrocardiogram. Hs-cTn assays for the first time allowed the precise quantification of cardiomyocyte injury around the 99th percentile and thereby substantially increased the accuracy of MI detection from blood obtained at presentation to the emergency department (ED)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817409/trest-as-a-new-diagnostic-variable-for-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-of-the-forearm-a-prospective-cohort-analysis-of-124-athletes
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Sergi Barrera-Ochoa, Eva Correa-Vazquez, Irene Gallardo-Calero, Sleiman Haddad, Andrea Sallent, Francisco Soldado, David Campillo-Recio, Xavier Mir-Bullo
OBJECTIVES: To measure the accuracy of currently used intracompartmental pressure (ICP) diagnostic variables for forearm chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) and a new ICP diagnostic variable, TRest, the recovery time between the maximum ICP and return to resting pressure. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. Level evidence IV. SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with suspected forearm CECS, 1990 to 2014...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816982/performance-of-procalcitonin-in-diagnosing-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-a-clinical-study-and-meta-analysis
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Chao He, Bo Wang, Danni Li, Huan Xu, Yongchun Shen
BACKGROUND: Parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) is a common complication of pneumonia. The accurate diagnosis of PPE remains a challenge. Recent studies suggest that procalcitonin (PCT) emerges as a potential biomarker for PPE. Our study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of PCT for PPE by a clinical study and summarize the overall diagnostic performance of PCT through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data of the patients with PPE and controls were collected in our clinical study...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816957/value-and-impact-factors-of-multidetector-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-preoperative-lymph-node-metastasis-in-gastric-cancer-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mingxu Luo, You Lv, Xiuyu Guo, Hongmei Song, Guoqiang Su, Bo Chen
BACKGROUND: Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) exhibited wide ranges of sensitivities and specificities for lymph node assessment of gastric cancer (GC) in several individual studies. This present meta-analysis was carried out to evaluate the value of MDCT in diagnosis of preoperative lymph node metastasis (LNM) and to explore the impact factors that might explain the heterogeneity of its diagnostic accuracy in GC. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted to collect all the relevant studies about the value of MDCT in assessing LNM of GC within the PubMed, Cochrane library and Embase databases up to Feb 2, 2016...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816770/prevalence-of-disability-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-pain-and-rheumatic-diseases-in-a-population-from-cuenca-ecuador
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Sergio Vicente Guevara-Pacheco, Astrid Feican-Alvarado, Jorge Delgado-Pauta, Angelita Lliguisaca-Segarra, Ingris Pelaez-Ballestas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of disability in patients with musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases in Cuenca, Ecuador. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analytical study with randomized sampling in 4877 subjects, from urban and rural areas. COPCORD (Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases)-validated questionnaire was administered house-to-house to identify subjects with nontraumatic musculoskeletal pain and rheumatic diseases...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816643/pharmacometabolomics-informs-quantitative-radiomics-for-glioblastoma-diagnostic-innovation
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Theodora Katsila, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, George P Patrinos, Dimitrios Kardamakis
Applications of omics systems biology technologies have enormous promise for radiology and diagnostics in surgical fields. In this context, the emerging fields of radiomics (a systems scale approach to radiology using a host of technologies, including omics) and pharmacometabolomics (use of metabolomics for patient and disease stratification and guiding precision medicine) offer much synergy for diagnostic innovation in surgery, particularly in neurosurgery. This synthesis of omics fields and applications is timely because diagnostic accuracy in central nervous system tumors still challenges decision-making...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816366/modification-of-the-paris-system-for-urinary-tract-washing-specimens-using-diagnostic-cytological-features
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J Suh, H Go, C Sung, S Baek, H Hwang, S Jeong, Y Cho
OBJECTIVE: The Paris System (TPS), which was recently introduced, emphasised the key features of malignant urine cytology: a high nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio, nuclear hyperchromasia, irregular nuclear membranes and coarse chromatin. Although other diagnostic features have been described, the diagnostic significance of such features and their application to TPS have not been fully defined for urinary tract washing specimens. METHODS: A total of 142 cases of urinary tract washing specimens with corresponding surgical pathology samples were examined for the key features of TPS and 13 previously described features...
August 17, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815948/flow-cytometric-analysis-of-viable-bacteria-in-urine-samples-of-febrile-patients-at-the-emergency-department
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Anne H Tavenier, Foppie J de Boer, Bijan Moshaver, Sjef J C M van der Leur, Coen A Stegeman, Paul H P Groeneveld
BACKGROUND: Fast and reliable diagnostics are important in febrile patients admitted to the emergency department. Current urine diagnostics are fast but moderately reliable or reliable but time consuming. Flow cytometry (FC) is a new promising technique in the diagnostics of complicated urinary tract infections by counting bacteria in urine samples. The aim of this study is to improve the FC method by counting only viable bacteria. METHODS: Urine was obtained from 135 consecutive febrile patients at the emergency department...
August 16, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
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