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Tamer A El-Sobky, Shady Samir, Ahmed Naeem Atiyya, Shady Mahmoud, Ahmad S Aly, Ramy Soliman
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to answer three research questions concerning the management of hereditary multiple osteochondromas of forearm in children: What is the best available evidence for the currently employed surgical procedures? What patient characteristics are associated with better prognosis? What disease characteristics are associated with better prognosis? METHODS: We searched the literature using three major databases with no publication date restrictions...
2018: SICOT-J
Eric Thouvenot, Geoffrey Hinsinger, Christophe Demattei, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giovanni Castelnovo, Sophie Pittion-Vouyovitch, Darin Okuda, Orhun Kantarci, Daniel Pelletier, Sylvain Lehmann, Philippe Marin, Aksel Siva, Christine Lebrun
BACKGROUND: Younger age, male sex and presence of spinal cord lesion(s) increase the risk of conversion from radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) to relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) chitinase-3-like protein 1 (CHI3L1) levels predict conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to RRMS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic value of CSF CHI3L1 in RIS patients for conversion to RRMS. METHODS: We compared CSF CHI3L1 concentrations in RIS, CIS, RRMS and symptomatic controls (SCs)...
March 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
Jiro Abe, Toshimasa Okazaki, Naohiko Kikuchi, Satomi Takahashi, Akira Sakurada, Yoshinori Okada
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the risk of recurrence possibly caused by preoperative bronchoscopic cancer confirmation in stage1A non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-nine cases of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (including 151 adenocarcinoma) with no more than 3 cm in their tumor longer diameter were selected. All patients underwent preoperative diagnostic bronchoscopy followed by lobectomy, and were demonstrated to have pathologically free of lymph node involvement and pleural involvement...
March 21, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jeffrey Lambe, Olwen C Murphy, Shiv Saidha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the recognition that neurodegeneration represents the principal substrate of disability in multiple sclerosis (MS), there has been increased strives towards identifying biomarkers for accurately quantifying and tracking neurodegeneration during the disease course. The retina provides an opportune "window" into the central nervous system (CNS) in MS, with retinal changes in MS reflecting not only local, but also global aspects of neurodegeneration and inflammation operative in the disease...
March 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Brian S W Chong, Christopher J Brereton, Alexander Gordon, Joshua S Davis
Background: Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) is rising in incidence, but optimal methods of investigation and duration of antibiotic therapy remain controversial. Methods: We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study of PVO at an Australian teaching hospital. We included all adults with a first episode of PVO between 2006 and 2015. PVO was defined based on the presence of prespecified clinical and radiological criteria. The main exposures of interest were investigation strategy and antibiotic treatment...
March 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Geum Seon Sohn, SiHyun Cho, Yong Man Kim, Chi-Heum Cho, Mee-Ran Kim, Sa Ra Lee
Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas or myomas), benign monoclonal tumors, are the most common benign tumors in women. Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding, resultant anemia, pelvic pain, infertility, and/or recurrent pregnancy loss are generally associated with uterine fibroids. Although curative treatment of this tumor relies on surgical therapies, medical treatments are considered the first-line treatment to preserve fertility and avoid or delay surgery. The aim of this review is to provide available and emerging medical treatment options for symptomatic uterine fibroids...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Jae Hoon Jang, Nam Hoon Moon, Ki Young Park
Although surgical techniques for treating acetabular fracture are evolving, the use of periacetabular screws is common, and their placement in acetabular surgery is still technically demanding. For instance, intraarticular screw perforation is a serious complication that may occur during surgical treatment of an acetabular fracture. Here, we describe the case of a 50-year-old female who experienced an intraarticular screw perforation after surgical treatment of a posterior acetabular wall fracture. Removal of the perforated screw was performed arthroscopically based on its ability to offer minimally invasive access to the hip joint...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Peter Kloen, Johanna C E Donders, E Marelise W Eekhoff, Reggie C Hamdy
This is a retrospective review of two adult siblings with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type III (according to Sillence classification), who sustained a spontaneous femoral neck fracture and subsequent nonunion. The diagnosis of OI in these two patients was made based on clinical, radiological and genetic findings. The fracture was most likely caused by femoroacetabular impingement secondary to OI induced acetabular protrusio. A valgus osteotomy according to Pauwels'principles and fixation of the osteotomy and nonunion with a locking plate resulted in healing despite compromised bone quality and limited bone stock...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Jun Sung Park, Kyoung Ho Moon
Purpose: We evaluated the medium- to long-term outcomes of cortical strut allografts used to treat periprosthetic bone defects to better understand the correlation between radiological and clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed outcomes from 19 patients undergoing cortical strut allografts to treat periproshtetic bone defects from 2001 to 2015. The mean age at index operation was 59.4 years and the average follow-up period was 8.6 years...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Min Wook Kim, Sang Min Kim, Young Yool Chung
Purpose: This study was performed to characterize the natural history of squeaking sounds that occur following total hip arthroplasty (THA) using ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surfaces and its potential correlation with clinical and/or radiological results. Materials and Methods: This study included 47 patients who underwent THA between April 1999 and April 2005, and had at least 10 years of follow up from the time of the operation. Squeaking sounds were detected in 10 out of the 47 cases (21...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Weon-Yoo Kim, Myung-Sup Ko, Se-Won Lee, Kwang-Sub Kim
Purpose: This study characterizes the short-term outcomes of ceramic coated metal-on-metal (MoM) large head total hip arthroplasty (THA) in prospectively selected patients aged 70 to 75 years. Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients (18 hips) between the ages of 70 and 75-years old with THA using ceramic-coated MoM large heads between June 2014 and December 2014 were evaluated. We prospectively selected patients younger than 70 years for bipolar hemiarthroplasty and older than 75 years for conventional THA...
March 2018: Hip & Pelvis
Jessica Y Ng, Jennie Gu
Acute acalculous cholecystitis is an uncommon disease in children and is usually associated with trauma, burns, and infections. Whereas acute acalculous cholecystitis is only seen in 10% of cholecystitis in adults, it is uncommon in the paediatric population. A seven-year-old male presented to the emergency department of a regional hospital with a 36-hour history of right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain. He had associated symptoms of anorexia, nausea, and vomiting. He was septic with raised white cell count and inflammatory markers...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
Vishesh Khanna, Senthil N Sambandam, Munis Ashraf, Varatharaj Mounasamy
Critical to the success of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the anatomical alignment. This may appear as a challenge in an extra-articular deformity (EAD) that may be inherent in certain people or result from fracture malunion, congenital disorders, nutritional, metabolic and infective causes. This appraisal aimed at providing the reader with an up-todate overview of the research carried out on, and existent evidence of EAD correction while planning a TKA. We reviewed the current English literature on TKA in extra-articular knee deformities...
December 14, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
Jing Wang, Aimin Yang, Jie Zhang, Na Sun, Xiangwen Li, Xinghui Li, Qiling Liu, Jun Li, Xiaomei Ren, Zunhua Ke, Rongqiang Zhang
To provide an evidence-based medical basis for the treatment of osteoarthritis, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between asporin (ASPN) gene polymorphism and susceptibility to osteoarthritis (OA). The current study searched the literature from January 1st, 1915 through February 1st, 2017 using the Cochrane Library, PubMed, the Excerpta Medica database (EMBASE) and three main Chinese databases (VIP, CNKI and Wan Fang). Cohort and case-control studies that explored the association between different types of ASPN alleles and OA susceptibility were evaluated...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Wei Zhang, Qiao-Zheng Wang, Xiao-Wei Chen, Hong-Shan Zhong, Xi-Tong Zhang, Xu-Dong Chen, Ke Xu
AIM: To investigate 30-year treatment outcomes associated with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) at a tertiary hospital in China. METHODS: A total of 256 patients diagnosed with primary BCS at our tertiary hospital between November 1983 and September 2013 were followed and retrospectively studied. Cumulative survival rates and cumulative mortality rates of major causes were calculated by Kaplan-Meier analysis, and the independent predictors of survival were identified using a Cox regression model...
March 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Prakash Hebbulse Shivalingaiah, Pradeep Kumar, Suyash Bajoria
Adrenal schwannomas are very rare tumors accounting for only 0.2% of the adrenal tumors. These are very difficult to diagnose preoperatively and usually present as incidental non-secreting adrenal masses in asymptomatic patients or in patients with non-specific complaints. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are required to aid the diagnosis, but adrenal schwannomas cannot be distinguishably confirmed on the basis of imaging alone. Histopathological examination (HPE) is essential for accurate diagnosis...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Neha Chopra Narang, Preeti Diwaker, Salil Narang, Vasantha Kumar Venugopal
Low-grade central osteosarcoma (LGCO) is a rare subtype of osteosarcoma, constituting < 2% of all osteosarcomas. If not treated appropriately, the tumor can recur with higher-grade disease. We report two cases of low-grade central osteosarcoma with unusual morphologic features and belonging to different age groups. Both presented with pain and swelling in the lower end of femur. Radiologically, both the lesions revealed a large mass with irregular borders and soft tissue invasion. One patient underwent above-knee amputation and wide local excision of tumor was done in the other patient...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Claire Rouzaud, Véronica Rodriguez-Nava, Emilie Catherinot, Frédéric Méchaï, Emmanuelle Bergeron, Eric Farfour, Anne Scemla, Sylvain Poirée, Christophe Delavaud, Daniel Mathieu, Stéphane Durupt, Fabrice Larosa, Jean-Philippe Lengelé, Jean-Louis Christophe, Felipe Suarez, Olivier Lortholary, David Lebeaux
Background: Diagnosis of nocardiosis, a severe opportunistic infection, is challenging. We assessed the specificity and sensitivity of a 16S Nocardia PCR-based assay performed on clinical samples. Methods: In this multicenter study (January 2014 - April 2015), patients admitted to three hospitals who had an underlying condition favoring nocardiosis, clinical/radiological signs compatible with nocardiosis and a Nocardia PCR performed on a clinical sample were included. Patients were classified as negative control (NC: negative culture for Nocardia and proven alternative diagnosis or improvement at 6 months without anti- Nocardia treatment); positive control (PC: positive culture for Nocardia ); or probable nocardiosis (positive Nocardia PCR, negative culture for Nocardia, no alternative diagnosis)...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Nicolas Coquoz, Daniel Weilenmann, Daiana Stolz, Vladimir Popov, Andrea Azzola, Jean-Marc Fellrath, Hans Stricker, Alberto Pagnamenta, Sebastian Ott, Silvia Ulrich, Sandor Györik, Jérôme Pasquier, John-David Aubert
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a severe complication of pulmonary embolism (PE). Its incidence following PE is debated. An active screening for CTEPH in patients with acute PE is yet to be recommended.This prospective, multicentre, observational study (INPUT on PE; ISRCTN61417303) included patients with acute PE from 11 centres in Switzerland from March 2009 to November 2016. Screening for possible CTEPH was performed at 6, 12 and 24 months using a step-wise algorithm that included a dyspnoea phone-based survey, transthoracic echocardiography, right heart catheterisation and radiologic confirmation of CTEPH...
March 21, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Eugene Ng, Ian Campbell, Andrew Choong, Allan Kruger, Philip J Walker
Although penetrating neck trauma (PNT) is uncommon, it is associated with the significant morbidity and mortality. The management of PNT has changed significantly over the past 50 years. A radiological assessment now is a vital part of the management with a traditional surgical exploration. A 22 years old male was assaulted by a screwdriver and sustained multiple penetrating neck injuries. A contrast CT scan revealed a focal pseudoaneurysm in the left common carotid artery bulb. There was no active bleeding or any other vascular injuries and the patient remained haemodynamically stable...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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