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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434204/positive-airway-pressure-adherence-and-mask-interface-in-the-setting-of-sinonasal-symptoms
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Amy E Schell, Ryan J Soose
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Despite reports of lower positive pressure adherence rates with oronasal masks, patients with sinonasal problems are often prescribed this interface over a nasal interface. The aim of this study was to characterize the relationship between mask type and therapy adherence in the setting of sinonasal symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series with chart review. METHODS: We reviewed 328 patients who underwent positive pressure titration between January 2012 and May 2015...
April 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434159/decreased-hemispheric-connectivity-and-decreased-intra-and-inter-hemisphere-asymmetry-of-resting-state-functional-network-connectivity-in-schizophrenia
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O Agcaoglu, R Miller, E Damaraju, B Rashid, J Bustillo, M S Cetin, T G M Van Erp, S McEwen, A Preda, J M Ford, K O Lim, D S Manoach, D H Mathalon, S G Potkin, V D Calhoun
Many studies have shown that schizophrenia patients have aberrant functional network connectivity (FNC) among brain regions, suggesting schizophrenia manifests with significantly diminished (in majority of the cases) connectivity. Schizophrenia is also associated with a lack of hemispheric lateralization. Hoptman et al. (2012) reported lower inter-hemispheric connectivity in schizophrenia patients compared to controls using voxel-mirrored homotopic connectivity. In this study, we merge these two points of views together using a group independent component analysis (gICA)-based approach to generate hemisphere-specific timecourses and calculate intra-hemisphere and inter-hemisphere FNC on a resting state fMRI dataset consisting of age- and gender-balanced 151 schizophrenia patients and 163 healthy controls...
April 22, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434141/prescription-appropriateness-of-cyproterone-acetate-ethinylestradiol-in-primary-care-a-population-based-study-in-italy
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Francesco Lapi, Monica Simonetti, Iacopo Cricelli, Claudio Cricelli, Nicoletta Cassano, Gino A Vena
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the prescription appropriateness of cyproterone acetate in combination with ethinylestradiol (CPA/EE) in a primary care setting before and after the 2013 European Medicines Agency's (EMA) recommendation relating to the risk profile of CPA/EE. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Health Search IMS Health Longitudinal Patient Database (HSD). We compared the results from 2011 to 2012 with the results of 2014, namely before and after the 2013 EMA recommendation, and investigated the burden of concurrent use of CPA/EE and other hormonal contraceptives (HCs) and the reported indication at the time of CPA/EE prescription...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434140/radiation-therapy-for-recurrent-cardiac-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-after-three-operations
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Kazunobu Hirooka, Masahiro Oonuki, Susumu Manabe, Daisuke Hiraoka, Takashi Yasukawa, Keiko Suzuki
We report the case of a 57-year-old female suffering from recurrent malignant undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the left atrium. Metastasis to the posterior mediastinum was detected upon first presentation. Incomplete resections were carried out twice before mitral valve replacement was finally performed. The tumor recurred 16 months later and was treated with radiation therapy, which has proved to be effective in bringing about tumor regression for 2 years, to date. The patient has survived for 7 years since the first surgery...
April 22, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434113/precision-knockdown-of-egfr-gene-expression-using-radio-frequency-electromagnetic-energy
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Ilya V Ulasov, Haidn Foster, Mike Butters, Jae-Geun Yoon, Tomoko Ozawa, Theodore Nicolaides, Xavier Figueroa, Parvinder Hothi, Michael Prados, John Butters, Charles Cobbs
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the radio frequency energy (RFE) range can affect cells at the molecular level. Here we report a technology that can record the specific RFE signal of a given molecule, in this case the siRNA of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). We demonstrate that cells exposed to this EGFR siRNA RFE signal have a 30-70% reduction of EGFR mRNA expression and ~60% reduction in EGFR protein expression vs. control treated cells. Specificity for EGFR siRNA effect was confirmed via RNA microarray and antibody dot blot array...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434069/herpes-zoster-keratitis-development-after-acute-retinal-necrosis
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Waseem H Ansari, Francesco Pichi, Paula E Pecen, Careen Y Lowder, Sunil K Srivistava
PURPOSE: To report a case of herpes zoster keratitis in a patient undergoing treatment for herpetic acute retinal necrosis. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 71 year old male presented with acute retinal necrosis of the left eye due to herpes zoster and was treated with intravitreal foscarnet and oral valcyclovir. He developed a retinal detachment and underwent surgical repair. After four weeks, he developed an ipsilateral herpetic zoster keratitis demonstrated by Rose-Bengal staining that was responsive to topical ganciclovir gel...
April 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434050/prevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-hiv-infected-patients-and-food-animals-and-direct-genotyping-of-t-gondii-isolates-southern-ghana
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Faustina Pappoe, Weisheng Cheng, Lin Wang, Yuanling Li, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Samuel Victor Nuvor, Henock Ambachew, Xiaodong Hu, Qingli Luo, Deyong Chu, Yuanhong Xu, Jilong Shen
Toxoplasma gondii is of public health and veterinary importance causing severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals including HIV/AIDS patients and in congenital cases and animals. There is limited information on the epidemiology of T. gondii infection in humans, particularly HIV patients and food animals and the parasite genotypes in Ghana. A total of 394 HIV-infected patients from three hospitals were screened for T. gondii anti-IgG and IgM using ELISA. DNAs from blood samples of seropositve participants and 95 brain tissues of food animals were PCR assayed to detect Toxoplasma gra6...
April 22, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434037/open-capsular-and-ligament-reconstruction-with-semitendinosus-hamstring-autograft-successfully-controls-superior-and-posterior-translation-for-type-v-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation
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Raffaele Garofalo, Enrico Ceccarelli, Alessandro Castagna, Vittorio Calvisi, Brody Flanagin, Marco Conti, Sumant G Krishnan
PURPOSE: Appropriate surgical management for type V complete acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation remains controversial. The purpose of this paper is to retrospectively report the clinical and radiographic outcomes of an open surgical technique consisting for AC joint ligamentous and capsular reconstruction using autologous hamstring tendon grafts and semi-permanent sutures. METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2011, 32 consecutive patients with symptomatic type V complete AC joint dislocation underwent surgical treatment using the same technique...
April 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434011/management-of-coxa-vara-septica-and-pseudoarthrosis-of-the-femoral-neck-a-case-report
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Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Cen Bytyqi
BACKGROUND Coxa vara and pseudoarthrosis of the femoral neck after septic hip arthritis is a very rare disease. The aim of this study was to present a case with pseudoarthrosis of the femoral neck, with coxa vara after neonatal septic arthritis of the right hip, and treatment of the pseudarthrosis with proximal femoral valgus osteotomy. CASE REPORT A 12-month-old female, who had suffered neonatal septic arthritis with a five-day history of fever and painful right hip now demonstrated painless limping to the right hip, pelvic obliquity, Trendelenburg-Duchenne gait, limitation of hip abduction, lower-extremity length discrepancy with 3...
April 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434006/unbiased-quantification-of-subplate-neuron-loss-following-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-in-a-rat-model
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Alexandra Mikhailova, Naveena Sunkara, Patrick S McQuillen
BACKGROUND: Cellular targets of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) include both oligodendrocyte and neuronal lineages with differences in the patterns of vulnerable cells depending upon the developmental stage at which the injury occurs. Injury to the developing white matter is a characteristic feature of human preterm brain injury. Data are accumulating, however, for neuronal injury in the developing cerebral cortex. In the most widely used rodent model of preterm HI brain injury, conflicting data have been reported regarding the sensitivity of subplate neurons to early neonatal HI, with some reports of selective vulnerability and others that find no increased loss of subplate neurons in comparison with other cortical layers...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433998/interferon-%C3%AE-1a-modulates-expression-of-rage-but-not-s100a12-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Gholamreza Asadikaram, Saam Noroozi, Hossein Ali Ebrahimi Meimand, Mojgan Sanjari, Nahid Zainodini, Hossein Khoramdelazad, Nader Shahrokhi, Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi
OBJECTIVES: Interferon-β 1a (IFN-β 1a) is a common strategy therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) with unknown mechanisms. S100A12 (S100 calcium-binding protein A12) is a damage-associated molecular pattern molecule which binds to its receptor, RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation end products), and activates nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). NF-κB is transcribed from proinflammatory molecules, which may participate in the pathogenesis of MS. Therefore, the aims of this study were to compare mRNA levels of S100A12, RAGE, and NF-κB in newly diagnosed MS patients with healthy controls and determine whether IFN-β 1a therapy affects the expression of the molecules...
April 22, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433987/radiofrequency-lesions-through-deep-brain-stimulation-electrodes-in-movement-disorders-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Javier Pérez-Suárez, Cristina V Torres Díaz, Lydia López Manzanares, Marta Navas García, Jesús Pastor, Patricia Barrio Fernández, Rafael G de Sola
BACKGROUND: Although there are few reports of radiofrequency lesions performed through deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes in patients with movement disorders, experience with this method is scarce. METHODS: We present 2 patients who had been previously treated with DBS of subthalamic nuclei (STN) and the ventral intermediate (VIM) nucleus of the thalamus for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, respectively, and underwent a radiofrequency lesion through their DBS electrodes after developing a hardware infection...
April 22, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433984/haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-presenting-as-hellp-syndrome-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Robert Noel Kerley, Raymond Michael Kelly, Mary Rose Cahill, Louise Clare Kenny
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, potentially fatal, haematological disorder, which can be clinically challenging to diagnose and manage. We report a case of HLH in a previously healthy 33-year-old primigravida. The patient presented at 22 weeks gestation with dyspnoea, abdominal pain, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and elevated liver enzymes suggestive of HELLP syndrome.HELLP, a syndrome characterised by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets is considered a severe form of pre-eclampsia...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433983/pulmonary-metastasis-from-renal-epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-in-the-setting-of-breast-cancer
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Eoin MacCraith, Aoife McCarthy, Niall Swan, David Quinlan
A 68-year-old woman presented with visible haematuria. Ultrasonography and triphasic CT revealed a 2.6 cm mass in the lower pole of the left kidney. A biopsy suggested low-grade renal cell carcinoma. Radical nephrectomy was performed and revealed an epithelioid angiomyolipoma. At year 3, the patient developed ductal carcinoma of the right breast and underwent a wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 4 months later, she was noted to have a 1.6 cm nodule in the middle lobe of her right lung...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433980/a-paediatric-case-of-bilateral-mandibular-condyle-fracture-presenting-with-bloody-otorrhoea-following-trauma
#15
Yat Chun Chan, Kwan Leong Au-Yeung
A 7-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with bilateral bloody otorrhoea after falling from his scooter. Skull base fracture was suspected. CT showed no evidence of skull base fracture but bilateral mandibular condyle and external acoustic canals fractures. We report this case to illustrate a rare possibility of bilateral external acoustic canal fracture associated with condylar fracture in trauma patients presented with bloody otorrhoea.
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433864/arsenic-metabolism-and-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Brenda Gamboa-Loira, Mariano E Cebrián, Francisco Franco-Marina, Lizbeth López-Carrillo
OBJECTIVE: To describe the studies that have reported association measures between risk of cancer and the percentage distribution of urinary inorganic arsenic (iAs) metabolites by anatomical site, in non-ecological epidemiological studies. METHODS: Studies were identified in the PubMed database in the period from 1990 to 2015. Inclusion criteria were: non-ecological epidemiological study, with histologically confirmed cancer cases, reporting the percentage distribution of inorganic arsenic (iAs), monomethylated (MMA) and dimethylated (DMA) metabolites, as well as association measures with confidence intervals (CI) between cancer and %iAs and/or %MMA and/or %DMA...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433850/surgical-resection-and-histopathological-analysis-of-a-thrombosed-giant-fusiform-mca-aneurysm-after-initial-treatment-with-a-flow-diversion-construct
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Jayson Sack, Vincent Cheung, Deirdre Amaro, Arvin R Wali, David R Santiago-Dieppa, J Scott Pannell, Alexander A Khalessi
BACKGROUND: We describe the histopathology of an un-ruptured, giant calcified left MCA fusiform aneurysm initially treated with endovascular flow diversion. The flow diversion construct underwent post-operative in-stent thrombosis, necessitating surgical resection of the aneurysm to eliminate mass effect. METHODS: A 75-year-old woman with a known left MCA aneurysm presented to the Emergency Department with moderate right hemibody weakness. Due to the clinical and radiographic progression of the aneurysm, the patient was offered treatment...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433848/instrumented-circumferential-fusion-in-two-stages-for-instable-lumbar-fracture-long-term-results-of-a-series-of-74-patients-on-sagittal-balance-and-functional-outcomes
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Mourad Ould-Slimane, Camille Damade, Guillaume Lonjon, André Gilibert, Jérôme Cochereau, Rémi Gauthé, Nicolas Lonjon
AIM: To report the radiological and functional results of a multicentre, prospective case series of patients with comminuted lumbar fractures treated with two-stage circumferential arthrodesis. METHODS: A multicentre, prospective case series of 74 patients with comminuted lumbar fractures was analyzed. The strategy entailed initial posterior osteosynthesis then physical replacement with an expandable titanium cage filled with autologous bone, via retroperitoneal lumbotomy...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433844/neurological-decline-in-an-elderly-with-repaired-myelomeningocele-complicated-with-lumbar-canal-stenosis-a-case-report
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Shingo Matsuda, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Yosuke Kajihara, Masaaki Takeda, Manish Kolakshyapati, Kaoru Kurisu
BACKGROUND: Tethered cord syndrome is a well-known complication after myelomeningocele (MMC) repair in childhood. However, late complications in adults with a repaired MMC are not well understood. In particular, the influence of a degenerative spinal deformity on a sustained tethered cord is still unclear. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 63-year-old man with a repaired MMC presented with a progressive gait disturbance and numbness in both lower limbs. Magnetic resonance images demonstrated that the tethered spinal cord was compressed by severe canal stenosis along the entire lumbar spine...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433843/use-of-pneumoperitoneal-puncture-for-peritoneal-catheter-placement-in-lumboperitoneal-shunt-surgery-technical-note
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Junhua He, Xin Jin, Jun Kong, Yihai Lin, Zhangyi Wu, Xinwen Zhang
BACKGROUND: In hydrocephalus shunt surgery, a peritoneal catheter is traditionally inserted with laparotomy incision. The abdominal incision length will not be shorter than 3 cm in most cases. A longer incision has to be made in obese patients. The lateral position in lumboperitoneal shunt (LPS) surgery also increases the difficulty of laparotomy. The present report introduces a simple technique of pneumoperitoneal puncture for peritoneal catheter placement in LPS. METHODS: Twenty-eight communicating hydrocephalus cases underwent pneumoperitoneal puncture in an LPS operation...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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