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EDITORIAL
Frank M Faraci
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July 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716631/measures-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-of-incident-peripheral-artery-disease-a-collaborative-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana H Ballew, Josef Coresh, Hisatomi Arima, Johan Ärnlöv, Massimo Cirillo, Natalie Ebert, Jade S Hiramoto, Heejin Kimm, Michael G Shlipak, Frank L J Visseren, Ron T Gansevoort, Csaba P Kovesdy, Varda Shalev, Mark Woodward, Florian Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Some evidence suggests that chronic kidney disease is a risk factor for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease. We aimed to quantify the independent and joint associations of two measures of chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] and albuminuria) with the incidence of peripheral artery disease. METHODS: In this collaborative meta-analysis of international cohorts included in the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (baseline measurements obtained between 1972 and 2014) with baseline measurements of eGFR and albuminuria, at least 1000 participants (this criterion not applied to cohorts exclusively enrolling patients with chronic kidney disease), and at least 50 peripheral artery disease events, we analysed adult participants without peripheral artery disease at baseline at the individual patient level with Cox proportional hazards models to quantify associations of creatinine-based eGFR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), and dipstick proteinuria with the incidence of peripheral artery disease (including hospitalisation with a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication, leg revascularisation, and leg amputation)...
July 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715311/animal-models-new-biosensors-and-technologies-including-those-for-bone-regrowth-and-wound-healing-advance-animal-health-care-while-also-providing-a-fertile-testing-ground-for-human-health
#3
Summer Allen
Dogs have bad breath. But when Montana sheep rancher Katy Harjes noticed her collie, Hoshi, had particularly bad breath and facial swelling, she was concerned that the symptoms might be a sign of something serious. She was right; ten-year-old Hoshi had squamous cell carcinoma, a common type of oral tumor found in dogs. The cancer had not metastasized, but the damage was extensive enough that part of Hoshi's lower jaw needed to be removed. Luckily, Hoshi was a suitable candidate for a stateof-the-art bone regrowth procedure developed by Frank Verstraete, B...
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707534/fosbury-flop-tear-of-the-rotator-cuff-diagnostic-assessment-with-magnetic-resonance-arthrography
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Frank C Kolo, Adrien Jean-Pierre Schwitzguebel, Abed Kourhani, Patrick J Denard, Caecilia Charbonnier, Alexandre Ladermann
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) of the shoulder for the detection of "Fosbury flop" tears. METHODS: All patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were considered as potentially eligible for inclusion in this prospective case series. Preoperative MRAs were consecutively performed and compared with intraoperative findings being the gold standard control. Two experienced musculoskeletal radiologists, blinded to the arthroscopic findings, independently analyzed all MRAs for the presence of typical signs of Fosbury flop tears...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692723/safety-of-converting-from-tetrabenazine-to-deutetrabenazine-for-the-treatment-of-chorea
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Samuel Frank, David Stamler, Elise Kayson, Daniel O Claassen, Amy Colcher, Charles Davis, Andrew Duker, Shirley Eberly, Lawrence Elmer, Erin Furr-Stimming, Mark Gudesblatt, Christine Hunter, Joseph Jankovic, Sandra K Kostyk, Rajeev Kumar, Clement Loy, William Mallonee, David Oakes, Burton L Scott, Victor Sung, Jody Goldstein, Christina Vaughan, Claudia M Testa
Importance: Tetrabenazine is efficacious for chorea control; however, tolerability concerns exist. Deutetrabenazine, a novel molecule that reduces chorea, was well tolerated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Objectives: To evaluate the safety and explore the efficacy of conversion from tetrabenazine to deutetrabenazine in patients with chorea associated with Huntington disease (HD). Design, Setting, and Participants: In this ongoing, open-label, single-arm study that started on December 21, 2013, 37 patients at 13 Huntington Study Group sites in the United States and Australia who were taking stable doses of tetrabenazine that provided a therapeutic benefit were switched overnight to deutetrabenazine therapy...
July 10, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680710/periodontal-and-endodontic-pathology-delays-extraction-socket-healing-in-a-canine-model
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Jung-Hoon Kim, Ki-Tae Koo, Joseph Capetillo, Jung-Ju Kim, Jung-Min Yoo, Heithem Ben Amara, Jung-Chul Park, Frank Schwarz, Ulf M E Wikesjö
PURPOSE: The aim of the present exploratory study was to evaluate extraction socket healing at sites with a history of periodontal and endodontic pathology. METHODS: The mandibular 4th premolar teeth in 5 adult beagle dogs served as experimental units. Periodontal and endodontic lesions were induced in 1 premolar site in each animal using wire ligatures and pulpal exposure over 3 months (diseased sites). The contralateral premolar sites served as healthy controls...
June 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673658/long-term-hepatotoxicity-of-yttrium-90-radioembolization-as-treatment-of-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-to%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-liver
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Yu-Kai Su, Rosewell V Mackey, Ahsun Riaz, Vanessa L Gates, Al B Benson, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Ahmed Gabr, Riad Salem, Robert J Lewandowski
PURPOSE: To determine long-term hepatotoxicity of yttrium-90 ((90)Y) radioembolization in patients treated for metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (mNET) and evaluate if imaging and laboratory findings of cirrhosis-like morphology are associated with clinical symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review from 2003 to 2016 was performed for patients with mNET treated with (90)Y glass microspheres. Fifty-four patients with > 2 year follow-up were stratified into unilobar (n = 15) vs whole-liver (n = 39) treatment...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671779/-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-emergency-setting
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Dominique Schwab, Frank Bally, Florence Selz Amaudruz
The emergency room is a stressful environment with poor privacy. Even so, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) need to be handled in such a setting. Some STIs can hide behind common clinical pictures. Signs and symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome, other STIs as well as the initiation of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) need to be known and managed by an emergency physician and are discussed in this article.
August 10, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661784/identifying-key-words-in-9-1-1-calls-for-stroke-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Christopher T Richards, Baiyang Wang, Eddie Markul, Frank Albarran, Doreen Rottman, Neelum T Aggarwal, Patricia Lindeman, Leslee Stein-Spencer, Joseph M Weber, Kenneth S Pearlman, Katie L Tataris, Jane L Holl, Diego Klabjan, Shyam Prabhakaran
OBJECTIVES: Identifying stroke during a 9-1-1 call is critical to timely prehospital care. However, emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) recognize stroke in less than half of 9-1-1 calls, potentially due to the words used by callers to communicate stroke signs and symptoms. We hypothesized that callers do not typically use words and phrases considered to be classical descriptors of stroke, such as focal neurologic deficits, but that a mixed-methods approach can identify words and phrases commonly used by 9-1-1 callers to describe acute stroke victims...
June 29, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660335/the-ivc-contrast-level-sign
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REVIEW
Ho Yuen Frank Wong, Kam Ho Lee
The inferior vena cava (IVC) contrast level sign refers to a contrast-fluid level seen in the IVC on an arterial phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan. This sign has been documented in conditions including cardiac tamponade, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest. When this sign is detected, the patient requires immediate attention, with resuscitation initiated as needed, and the referring clinician alerted as soon as possible.
June 29, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652147/unusual-high-grade-features-in-pediatric-diffuse-leptomeningeal-glioneuronal-tumor-comparison-with-a-typical-low-grade-example
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Katherine E Schwetye, Akash Kansagra, James McEachern, Robert E Schmidt, Karen Gauvain, Sonika Dahiya
Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor, a recent addition to the WHO classification system, typically presents in the pediatric population with signs and symptoms related to elevated intracranial pressure and imaging characteristics that may mimic infectious etiologies. The tumor is usually low-grade and tends to harbor BRAF rearrangement/duplication in up to 75% of cases, BRAF V600E mutation in a smaller subset of cases, and loss of chromosomal arm 1p in approximately 50-60% of cases, with ~20% of those showing loss of both 1p and 19q (codeletion)...
June 23, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647206/ct-at-onset-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-in-lung-transplant-patients-predicts-development-of-the-restrictive-phenotype-and-survival
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Sabine Dettmer, Hoen-Oh Shin, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Max Westphal, Axel Haverich, Gregor Warnecke, Tobias Welte, Frank Wacker, Jens Gottlieb, Hendrik Suhling
PURPOSE: To describe early signs for restrictive subtype of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) after lung transplantation in computed tomography (CT) and to evaluate the predictive value for disease progression and survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 52 CT examinations in lung transplant patients at CLAD onset were scored for CT features referring to airways disease, parenchymal or pleural abnormality. Patients with and without later development of restrictive CLAD (TLC≤80%) were compared...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636081/cell-size-and-wall-dimensions-drive-distinct-variability-of-earlywood-and-latewood-density-in-northern-hemisphere-conifers
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Jesper Björklund, Kristina Seftigen, Fritz Schweingruber, Patrick Fonti, Georg von Arx, Marina V Bryukhanova, Henri E Cuny, Marco Carrer, Daniele Castagneri, David C Frank
Interannual variability of wood density - an important plant functional trait and environmental proxy - in conifers is poorly understood. We therefore explored the anatomical basis of density. We hypothesized that earlywood density is determined by tracheid size and latewood density by wall dimensions, reflecting their different functional tasks. To determine general patterns of variability, density parameters from 27 species and 349 sites across the Northern Hemisphere were correlated to tree-ring width parameters and local climate...
June 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
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Priyanka Yadav, Kyle Stigall, Hannah E Johnson, Abner O Rayapati, Nitin Chopra
There is rising evidence of patients' use of alternative and complementary medicine. The percentage of the U.S. population who used at least one dietary supplement increased from 42% in 1988-1994 to 53% in 2003-2006. We present a case of an Asian female in her 40s, with no previous psychiatric illness, who presented to the emergency room following a brief psychotic episode, during which she self-amputated the tips of her fingers, after using multivitamins and herbal supplements including ginseng, gui yuan rou (Chinese herb), astaxanthin, goji (Chinese fruit), selenium, saw palmetto, grape seed extract, citrus bioflavanoid, lutein (zeaxantin), resvexatrol, sun chlorella, spirulina powder, phytoceramides, phytoestrogen, glucosatrin, bromelain plus, and American bee pollen...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
#15
REVIEW
Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616668/shunt-age-related-complications-in-adult-patients-with-suspected-shunt-dysfunction-a-recommended-diagnostic-workup
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José M Spirig, Melanie N Frank, Luca Regli, Lennart H Stieglitz
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted for suspicion of shunt dysfunction (SD) often show unspecific symptoms and require time-consuming, expensive and even invasive diagnostics involving significant radiation exposure. The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyse the current diagnostic procedures and to propose a process optimisation. METHOD: As all patients admitted for suspicion of SD receive imaging studies, we searched for adult patients receiving neuroimaging in the period from January 2010 to July 2013, analysing referring diagnosis, clinical signs, products, diagnostic process and final diagnosis...
June 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609639/the-iliofemoral-line-a-radiographic-sign-of-acetabular-dysplasia-in-the-adult-hip
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Matthew J Kraeutler, Zachary R Ashwell, Tigran Garabekyan, Jesse A Goodrich, K Linnea Welton, Jonathan A Flug, John N O'Hara, Omer Mei-Dan
BACKGROUND: Several radiographic parameters utilized for the diagnosis of acetabular dysplasia in adults suffer from poor reproducibility and reliability. PURPOSE: To define and validate a novel radiographic parameter (the iliofemoral line [IFL]) for the detection of frank and borderline hip dysplasia and to compare the sensitivity and specificity of this radiographic marker to those of previously validated qualitative parameters. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595590/shortcomings-in-snake-bite-management-in-rural-cameroon-a-case-report
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Frank-Leonel Tianyi, Christian Akem Dimala, Vitalis Fambombi Feteh
BACKGROUND: Snake bites are an important public health problem in developing countries with most bites occurring in rural areas. Severe envenomation often occurs in children and following bites to the face. Prompt administration of potent anti-venom remains the mainstay of management. However in Cameroon, the use of anti-venoms is limited by non-availability, high cost (where available) and poor mastery of treatment guidelines. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 10-year-old muslim Cameroonian child from an enclaved rural area, brought to the hospital 12 h after a snake bite to the face, with signs of severe envenomation...
June 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594676/retrospective-analysis-of-catheter-acquired-urinary-tract-infection-relationship-to-stroke-diagnosis
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Julia Retelski, Tammy Richardson, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Frank X Gohs, Melanie D Spencer
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine if a diagnosis of stroke was associated with a higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Secondary aims included examining the effect of healthcare-related variables including antibiotic and steroid use, length of stay before catheter insertion, and duration of catheter use on the incidence of CAUTI in stroke patients. DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review analysis set in a large teaching hospital in the Southeastern United States...
July 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582869/postnatal-development-of-spasticity-following-transgene-insertion-in-the-mouse-%C3%AE-iv-spectrin-gene-sptbn4
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Eva Kichkin, Archunan Visvanathan, Frank J Lovicu, Daisy Y Shu, Shannon J Das, Stephen W Reddel, Emily P McCann, Katharine Y Zhang, Kelly L Williams, Ian P Blair, William D Phillips
BACKGROUND: The L25 mouse line was generated by random genomic insertion of a lens-specific transgene. Inbreeding of L25 hemizygotes revealed an unanticipated spastic phenotype in the hind limbs. OBJECTIVE: The goals were to characterize the motor phenotype in the L25 mice and to map the transgene insert site within the mouse genome. METHODS: Six pairs of L25+/- mice were repeatedly mated. Beginning at weaning, all progeny were inspected for body weight and motor signs twice weekly until they displayed predefined ethical criteria for termination...
2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
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