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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149266/association-between-prior-antibiotic-therapy-and-subsequent-risk-of-community-acquired-infections-a-systematic-review
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Umer Malik, David Armstrong, Mark Ashworth, Alex Dregan, Veline L'Esperance, Lucy McDonnell, Mariam Molokhia, Patrick White
Background: Antibiotic use can have negative unintended consequences including disruption of the human microbiota, which is thought to protect against pathogen overgrowth. We conducted a systematic review to assess whether there is an association between exposure to antibiotics and subsequent risk of community-acquired infections. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science for studies published before 30 June 2017, examining the association between antibiotic use and subsequent community-acquired infection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147813/noninvasive-induction-of-angiogenesis-in-tissues-by-external-suction-sequential-optimization-for-use-in-reconstructive-surgery
#2
G Giatsidis, L Cheng, A Haddad, K Ji, J Succar, L Lancerotto, J Lujan-Hernandez, P Fiorina, H Matsumine, D P Orgill
In reconstructive surgery, tissues are routinely transferred to repair a defect caused by trauma, cancer, chronic diseases, or congenital malformations; surgical transfer intrinsically impairs metabolic supply to tissues placing a risk of ischemia-related complications such as necrosis, impaired healing, or infection. Pre-surgical induction of angiogenesis in tissues (preconditioning) can limit postsurgical ischemic complications and improve outcomes, but very few preconditioning strategies have successfully been translated to clinical practice due to the invasiveness of most proposed approaches, their suboptimal effects, and their challenging regulatory approval...
November 17, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147436/repeated-multiple-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-the-right-lower-limb-a-case-report
#3
Leitao Huang, Yi Ding, Lai Qi, Xia Wu, Wei Li, Gendong Huang, Min Dai, Bing Zhang
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant genetic disease characterized by the presence of multiple neurofibromas. We encountered a unique case of NF1 that manifested as a recurrent soft tissue neurofibroma in the right lower limb that developed over a period of 16 years. The patient presented with a painless mass that was initially diagnosed as inflammatory changes via computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. However, the condition was subsequently diagnosed as an intraneural neurofibroma via pathological and immunohistochemical examination, which showed a focal to patchy lymphocytic chronic inflammatory infiltrate and several non-encapsulated masses with clear boundaries that were easily distinguishable from the adjacent neurofibroma...
April 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145337/partial-resection-and-reconstruction-of-the-sternum-for-treatment-of-metachronous-sternal-metastasis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report
#4
Hong-Jing Lan, Zhi-Qiang Wu, Dong-Ge Gong, Wang-Yong Zheng, Yun Jin
RATIONALE: Metachronous sternal metastasis of thyroid carcinoma was a rare disease. There was no consensus in the treatment for bone metastasis after the initial thyroid carcinoma surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old female patient was hospitalized due to recurrent dull chest pains, with a history of radical right side thyroid carcinoma 4 years ago. On examination, there was an irregular mass on the lower left half of the sternum. Computerized tomography scan showed sternal bone destruction with a soft tissue mass...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143901/combined-vertebral-augmentation-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ning Mao Kam, Julian Maingard, Hong Kuan Kok, Dinesh Ranatunga, Duncan Brooks, William C Torreggiani, Peter L Munk, Michael J Lee, Ronil V Chandra, Hamed Asadi
Spinal metastases are the most commonly encountered tumour of the spine, occurring in up to 40% of patients with cancer. Each year, approximately 5% of cancer patients will develop spinal metastases. This number is expected to increase as the life expectancy of cancer patients increases. Patients with spinal metastases experience severe and frequently debilitating pain, which often decreases their remaining quality of life. With a median survival of less than 1 year, the goals of treatment in spinal metastases are reducing pain, improving or maintaining level of function and providing mechanical stability...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143875/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#6
Randy Yeh, Laurent Dercle, Ishan Garg, Zhen Jane Wang, David M Hough, Ajit H Goenka
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a difficult disease to treat and continues to portend a poor prognosis, as most patients are unresectable at diagnosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) combined with CT (PET/CT) has been a cornerstone in oncological imaging of different cancers; however, the role of PET/CT in PDAC is continually evolving and currently not well established. Studies have shown the potential of PET/CT in guiding the management of patients with PDAC, with possible added benefit over anatomic imaging with CT or MRI in certain scenarios...
November 16, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143189/oral-hygiene-and-oral-health-in-older-people-with-dementia-a-comprehensive-review-with-focus-on-oral-soft-tissues
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REVIEW
Suzanne Delwel, Tarik T Binnekade, Roberto S G M Perez, Cees M P M Hertogh, Erik J A Scherder, Frank Lobbezoo
BACKGROUND: The number of older people with dementia and a natural dentition is growing. Recently, a systematic review concerning the oral health of older people with dementia with the focus on diseases of oral hard tissues was published. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive literature overview following a systematic approach of the level of oral hygiene and oral health status in older people with dementia with focus on oral soft tissues. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in the databases PubMed, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143119/infectious-and-non-infectious-diseases-causing-the-air-crescent-sign-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Joyce Betta Sevilha, Rosana Souza Rodrigues, Miriam Menna Barreto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Edson Marchiori
Aspergilloma, also known as mycetoma or fungus ball, is characterized by a round or oval mass with soft-tissue attenuation within a preexisting lung cavity. The typical computed tomography (CT) aspect of an aspergilloma is a mass separated from the wall of the cavity by an airspace of variable size and shape, resulting in the air crescent sign, also known as the meniscus sign. This CT feature is non-specific and can be simulated by several other entities that result in intracavitary masses. This review describes the main clinical and imaging aspects of the infectious and non-infectious diseases that may present with fungus-ball appearance, including pulmonary hydatid cyst, Rasmussen aneurysm, pulmonary gangrene, intracavitary clot, textiloma, lung cancer, metastasis, and teratoma, focusing on the differential diagnosis...
November 15, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143062/-intracranial-cystic-lesions
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REVIEW
F Ahlhelm, K Shariat, S Götschi, S Ulmer
CLINICAL PROBLEM: Intracerebral cysts are common findings in imaging of the neurocranium and are not always clinically significant. The pathological spectrum of intracerebral cysts is, however, very broad and in addition to incidental findings includes developmental disorders, malformation tumors, primary and secondary neoplasms and infectious etiologies, such as cerebral abscess formation, cysticercosis or residuals after congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Intracerebral cystic defects may be caused by inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as multiple sclerosis as well as by mitochondriopathies, leukodystrophy, electrolyte disturbances or osmotic demyelination syndrome or brain infarctions, e...
November 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142747/clinical-characteristics-of-critically-ill-cancer-patients-who-are-undergoing-isolated-limb-perfusion
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Silvio A Ñamendys-Silva, Arturo M Ruiz-Beltran, Mireya Barragán-Dessavre, Andoreni R Bautista-Ocampo, Abelardo Meneses-García, Octavio González-Chon, Angel Herrera-Gómez
The aim of the present study was to investigate the incidence of organ dysfunction, and to describe the clinical characteristics and intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes of critically ill cancer patients who were admitted to an oncological ICU during the isolated limb perfusion post-operative period. The present study was an observational investigation of 42 critically ill cancer patients who were admitted to the ICU of the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, during the isolated limb perfusion post-operative period, between July 2010 and February 2016...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142465/efficacy-of-vinorelbine-combined-with-low-dose-methotrexate-for-treatment-of-inoperable-desmoid-tumor-and-prognostic-factor-analysis
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Shu Li, Zhengfu Fan, Zhiwei Fang, Jiayong Liu, Chujie Bai, Ruifeng Xue, Lu Zhang, Tian Gao
Objective: To assess the efficacy of conservative chemotherapy for inoperable desmoid tumor (DT) and analyze the prognostic factors. Methods: From November 2008 to April 2016, 71 patients of inoperable DT were treated with vinorelbine and low-dose methotrexate in the Department of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, and enrolled in this retrospective study. The chemotherapy duration is one year. The efficacy of chemotherapy and the prognosis were observed...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142367/case-of-carcinoma-breast-with-unusually-large-tumor-thrombus-in-superior-vena-cava-detected-on-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan
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Arun Sasikumar, Anto Baby, Mathews Jose, Retcy Mary Paul
A 60-year-old female with triple negative breast cancer, postsurgery, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, on follow-up had facial puffiness and giddiness. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) done for suspected recurrence evaluation revealed a large tumor thrombus (TT) in superior vena cava (SVC) with radiological evidence of SVC obstruction. (18)F-FDG PET/CT also showed evidence of FDG avid brain metastases, lymph nodal metastases, and metastatic soft tissue deposits...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141017/temozolomide-post-pazopanib-treatment-failure-in-patients-with-advanced-sarcoma-a-case-series
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Manojkumar Bupathi, John L Hays, James L Chen
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are rare, heterogeneous tumors for which prognosis remains dismal in patients with advanced disease. Pazopanib, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitor, has shown modest efficacy in patients with soft tissue sarcoma who fail cytotoxic chemotherapy. The cytotoxic agent temozolomide has also demonstrated activity in patients with advanced sarcoma. OBJECTIVE: We performed a retrospective case series to evaluate the feasibility of adding temozolomide to pazopanib in advanced sarcoma patients following single-agent pazopanib failure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139645/finger-length-ratio-and-body-composition-in-chuvashians
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Leonid Kalichman, Valery Batsevich, Eugene Kobyliansky
Very few studies that evaluated the association between fi nger length ratio and body composition in adult population showed very diverse results. We carried out a radiographic study on a large population sample who had participated in a Chuvashian skeletal aging study investigating different aspects of skeletal aging. The aims of this study were to evaluate the association between 2D:4D ratio and various indices of body composition in Chuvashian males and females. The study sample included 802 males (mean age 46...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137288/elevated-timp-1-expression-is-associated-with-a-prometastatic-phenotype-disease-relapse-and-poor-survival-in-neuroblastoma
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Pritha Paul, Eric J Rellinger, Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Natasha Volny, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Carmelle V Romain, Bret Mobley, Hernan Correa, Dai H Chung
Approximately two-thirds of patients with neuroblastoma are found to have metastatic disease at time of diagnosis with frequent skeletal, lymph node, central nervous system, and liver involvement. Using a serial in vivo splenic injection model, we have isolated an aggressive subclone (BE(2)-C/LM2) from MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas that demonstrate an enhanced propensity to develop metastatic liver lesions. BE(2)-C/LM2 subclone cells demonstrate increased adherent, soft agar colony and tumorsphere growth in vitro...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137037/a-case-report-of-recurrent-thyroid-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-and-its-metastasis-in-soft-tissue
#16
Jiajia Duan, Ying Wang
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a neoplasm of low malignant potential. The most frequent site of IMT is in the lung, whereas recurrent and metastasis of thyroid IMT has been seldom reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old male presented with a 3-year history of painless thyroid mass. The physical examination revealed a diffusely enlarged thyroid which was firm. The thyroid function and antibodies were normal. Thyroid ultrasound revealed a hypoechoic mass in the left lobe and heterogeneous echo in the right lobe...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137032/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-of-multiple-extranodal-involvement-seen-on-mri-fdg-pet-ct-scans-a-case-report
#17
Shan Wang, Meng Meng, Qiuhu Wang, Kai Xu
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The most common extranodal sites of ALCL are skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone, lung, and gastrointestinal organs. This study reports a case of ALCL with multiple extranodal involvement, especially the whole body skeletal muscles, with the aim to share the imaging features of the ALCL including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137023/a-case-report-of-schatzker-type-vi-tibial-plateau-fracture-treated-with-double-reverse-traction-closed-reduction-combined-with-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-technique-a-case-report
#18
Dian-Qing Li, De-Ye Song, Jiang-Dong Ni, Mu-Liang Ding, Jun Huang
RATIONALE: The knee joint is an important weight-bearing joint, tibial plateau fractures affect knee function and stability. High-energy intra-articular fractures involving the tibial plateau can cause management-related problems such as wound dehiscence; severe comminution leading to malalignment; and delayed complications such as varus collapse, implant failure, and arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment of severe or complex tibial plateau fractures can be quite difficult. Traditional methods of open reduction and plating require extensive exposures, which may further compromise soft tissue and devascularize bone fragments, leading to infection...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136686/-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-malignant-gastrointestinal-neuroectodermal-tumors
#19
M Zhao, T W Zhao, J Ma, C Y Wu, L Chen, G Q Ru, X L He
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic and molecular characteristics, diagnostic, differential diagnostic and prognostic features of malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumor. Methods: Two cases of malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumor were retrieved; the clinical and radiologic features, histomorphology, immunophenotype, molecular genetics and prognosis were analyzed and the relevant literature reviewed. Results: Case 1 was a 57-year-old male, presented with recurrent abdominal pain and melena...
November 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135996/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-value-of-transforming-acidic-coiled-coil-containing-protein-3-tacc3-expression-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
#20
Kotaro Matsuda, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Koji Hiraoka, Shintaro Yokoyama, Toshiaki Haraguchi, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Tetsuya Hamada, Naoto Shiba, Koichi Ohshima
Transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 3 (TACC3), a microtubule regulator, is associated with various cancers. However, the relationship between TACC3 and soft tissue sarcomas (STS) remains unclear. We investigated the expression of TACC3 in 136 STS patient samples using immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, and the statistical associations between TACC3 expression and clinicopathological characteristics were evaluated. Additionally, the expression levels of the tumor suppressor p53 and of the cell proliferation marker Ki-67 were also assessed by IHC...
2017: PloS One
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