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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050394/cortical-neurons-and-networks-are-dormant-but-fully-responsive-during-isoelectric-brain-state
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Tristan Altwegg-Boussac, Adrien E Schramm, Jimena Ballestero, Fanny Grosselin, Mario Chavez, Sarah Lecas, Michel Baulac, Lionel Naccache, Sophie Demeret, Vincent Navarro, Séverine Mahon, Stéphane Charpier
A continuous isoelectric electroencephalogram reflects an interruption of endogenously-generated activity in cortical networks and systematically results in a complete dissolution of conscious processes. This electro-cerebral inactivity occurs during various brain disorders, including hypothermia, drug intoxication, long-lasting anoxia and brain trauma. It can also be induced in a therapeutic context, following the administration of high doses of barbiturate-derived compounds, to interrupt a hyper-refractory status epilepticus...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050392/clinical-spectrum-and-genotype-phenotype-associations-of-kcna2-related-encephalopathies
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Silvia Masnada, Ulrike B S Hedrich, Elena Gardella, Julian Schubert, Charu Kaiwar, Eric W Klee, Brendan C Lanpher, Ralitza H Gavrilova, Matthis Synofzik, Thomas Bast, Kathleen Gorman, Mary D King, Nicholas M Allen, Judith Conroy, Bruria Ben Zeev, Michal Tzadok, Christian Korff, Fanny Dubois, Keri Ramsey, Vinodh Narayanan, Jose M Serratosa, Beatriz G Giraldez, Ingo Helbig, Eric Marsh, Margaret O'Brien, Christina A Bergqvist, Adrian Binelli, Brenda Porter, Eduardo Zaeyen, Dafne D Horovitz, Markus Wolff, Dragan Marjanovic, Hande S Caglayan, Mutluay Arslan, Sergio D J Pena, Sanjay M Sisodiya, Simona Balestrini, Steffen Syrbe, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Johannes R Lemke, Rikke S Møller, Holger Lerche, Guido Rubboli
Recently, de novo mutations in the gene KCNA2, causing either a dominant-negative loss-of-function or a gain-of-function of the voltage-gated K+ channel Kv1.2, were described to cause a new molecular entity within the epileptic encephalopathies. Here, we report a cohort of 23 patients (eight previously described) with epileptic encephalopathy carrying either novel or known KCNA2 mutations, with the aim to detail the clinical phenotype associated with each of them, to characterize the functional effects of the newly identified mutations, and to assess genotype-phenotype associations...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049798/near-infrared-fluorescence-guided-thoracoscopic-surgical-intervention-for-postoperative-chylothorax
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Feng Yang, Jian Zhou, Hao Li, Fan Yang, Rongxin Xiao, Chongwei Chi, Jie Tian, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVES: Chylothorax is an infrequent but relatively serious complication after lung cancer surgery. Finding the leakage site and identifying the thoracic duct (TD) are the key points of surgical intervention for chylothorax. In this study, for the first time, we demonstrated near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green (ICG) in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) intervention for chylothorax in humans. METHODS: This study included 4 patients diagnosed with chylothorax after lung cancer surgery who underwent VATS intervention; 0...
September 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049246/synergistic-elca-aspiration-des-thrombus-removal-strategy-embolus-impact-in-high-risk-plaque-a-case-report
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Yoshihiro Imai, Takehiro Yamashita, On Topaz
RATIONALE: Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) and red thrombus are suggested as a high-risk of embolic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Intracoronary aspiration procedures occasionally result in either an insufficient thrombus removal or provide no significant effects on TCFA. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 76-year-old male underwent coronary angiography for chest pain. DIAGNOSES: Coronary angiography revealed a tight stenosis at the right coronary artery which resulted in treatment by PCI...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049214/complete-transmural-migration-of-a-retained-surgical-sponge-an-atypical-case-in-image-mimicking-intussusception-a-case-report
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Yu Zhou, Ping Chen, Tang Qiao, Yi-Feng Chen, Liang Zong
RATIONALE: Intraluminal migration of a retained surgical sponge causing intestinal obstruction and fistula is extremely rare occurrence. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of a 35-year-old male, who complaining a diffuse abdominal pain beginning three days earlier. He also complained of occasional vomiting, nonspecific abdominal pain, and an unintentional 15 kg weight loss during the past 2 years. However, there were no clear findings in previous laboratory work. He had received an open appendectomy approximately 4 years earlier...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047365/the-weight-of-work-the-association-between-maternal-employment-and-overweight-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Vanessa M Oddo, Sara N Bleich, Keshia M Pollack, Pamela J Surkan, Noel T Mueller, Jessica C Jones-Smith
BACKGROUND: Maternal employment has increased in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) and is a hypothesized risk factor for maternal overweight due to increased income and behavioral changes related to time allocation. However, few studies have investigated this relationship in LMIC. METHODS: Using cross-sectional samples from Demographic and Health Surveys, we investigated the association between maternal employment and overweight (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 25 kg/m(2)) among women in 38 LMIC (N = 162,768)...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047239/a-gender-specific-association-between-self-reported-snoring-and-hemoglobin-a1c-levels-in-a-general-population-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Young Hoon Lee, Sun Seog Kweon, Jin Su Choi, Hae Sung Nam, Kyeong Soo Park, Seong Woo Choi, Su Hyun Oh, Sun A Kim, Min Ho Shin
PURPOSE: We explored whether a gender difference was evident in terms of the associations of snoring with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels in a healthy population without type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 2706 males and 4080 females who participated in the baseline survey of the Namwon Study. In terms of self-reported snoring frequency, participants were classified as non-snorers or occasional (1-3 days/week), frequent (4-6 days/week), or constant (7 days/week) snorers...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046956/unpredictable-episodic-breathlessness-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-lung-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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P Linde, G Hanke, R Voltz, S T Simon
PURPOSE: The internationally consented definition and categorization describe two categories of episodic breathlessness: predictable (with known triggers) and unpredictable. The link of known triggers only to predictable episodes can be read that unpredictable episodes have none known trigger. Our aim was to illuminate patients' experiences with episodes of unpredictable breathlessness, to collect descriptions of the episodes' impact on the patients' lives, and, in turn, the patients' individual coping strategies in this connection...
October 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046797/gastrointestinal-tract-like-muscular-walls-in-ovarian-mature-cystic-teratomas-a-histopathological-study
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Susumu Matsukuma, Oh Takahashi, Yoshitaka Utsumi, Kosuke Miyai, Hiroaki Takeo
To elucidate the frequency and histopathological features of gastrointestinal (GI) tract-like muscular walls developing in ovarian mature cystic teratoma (MCT), the present study examined 149 MCTs surgically removed from 126 females, including 23 bilateral cases. GI tract-like muscular walls were identified in 9 (7.1%) cases, and were accompanied by mucosa in 5 cases, muscularis mucosae in 5 cases, serosa in 5 cases and all of these components in 3 cases. The mean size of the GI tract-like structures was 0...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046796/pulmonary-and-pleural-metastasis-of-intracranial-anaplastic-meningioma-in-a-3-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Yuko Honda, Rie Shirayama, Hiromi Morita, Koichi Kusuhara
In adults, meningiomas occasionally display aggressive behavior and may occasionally metastasize. By contrast, pediatric meningiomas are rare, and there is limited information regarding their clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis. We herein report the case of a 3-year-old boy with anaplastic meningioma with a history of local recurrence and late pulmonary metastasis. At diagnosis, a 70-mm mass lesion in was identified in the right frontal lobe, with intratumoral hemorrhage. The tumor was attached to the falx cerebri and was completely resected...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046788/a-rare-case-of-dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-of-the-sinonasal-cavity-a-case-report
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Masaru Miyazaki, Mikiko Aoki, Satoru Oba, Toshifumi Sakata, Takashi Nakagawa, Kazuki Nabeshima
Sarcoma is an uncommon histopathological presentation of sinonasal tumors, comprising ~15% of all cases; liposarcoma is particularly uncommon. An analysis of the available medical literature revealed no prior reports of dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) of the sinonasal cavity. This case report presents a rare case of DDLPS of the sinonasal cavity. A 40-year old six-week pregnant female was admitted with a left nasal obstruction. Endoscopic evaluation of the left nasal cavity revealed a polypoid lesion. A computed tomography scan indicated a mass invading the left nasal cavity, maxillary sinus and anterior ethmoid sinus with focal destruction of the surrounding bone...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046759/copper-deficiency-a-new-triad-anemia-leucopenia-and-myeloneuropathy
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Shoaib M Wazir, Ibrahim Ghobrial
Clinical copper deficiency is now more frequently recognized. Hematologically, it can present as anemia (microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic) and neutropenia. Thrombocytopenia is relatively rare. Neurologically, it can manifest as myelopathy and peripheral neuropathy simulating subacute combined degeneration. Bone marrow findings can mimic myelodysplasia resulting in occasional inappropriate referral for bone marrow transplantation. Other conditions with similar presentations include infections, drug toxicity, autoimmunity, B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndrome, aplastic anemia, and lymphoma with bone marrow involvement...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046102/hip-fracture-surgery-in-mixed-use-emergency-theatres-is-the-infection-risk-increased-a-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
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S K Agarwal, A A Khan, M Solan, M Lemon
Introduction The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence recommends that people with hip fracture should have surgery on the day of, or the day after, admission. However, there remains unacceptable variation in performance around the country, with a range of 13-91% of patients meeting this target. Dedicated trauma lists have insufficient capacity in many hospitals. We occasionally employ a mixed-use emergency theatre to facilitate early surgery. Increased risk of infection has been raised as a concern owing to microbial surface contamination from a preceding unclean case and lack of laminar flow in these theatres...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046085/transoral-laser-surgery-for-laryngeal-carcinoma-has-steiner-achieved-a-genuine-paradigm-shift-in-oncological-surgery
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A T Harris, A Tanyi, R D Hart, J Trites, M H Rigby, J Lancaster, A Nicolaides, S M Taylor
Transoral laser microsurgery applies to the piecemeal removal of malignant tumours of the upper aerodigestive tract using the CO2 laser under the operating microscope. This method of surgery is being increasingly popularised as a single modality treatment of choice in early laryngeal cancers (T1 and T2) and occasionally in the more advanced forms of the disease (T3 and T4), predominantly within the supraglottis. Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist turned philosopher and historian of science, coined the phrase 'paradigm shift' in his groundbreaking book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045641/genetic-variability-of-two-leaffooted-bugs-leptoglossus-clypealis-and-leptoglossus-zonatus-hemiptera-coreidae-in-the-central-valley-of-california
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A L Joyce, B S Higbee, D R Haviland, H Brailovsky, Raul Medina
Leaffooted plant bugs (LFPBs) (Leptoglossus spp., Guérin-Méneville) (Hemiptera: Coreidae) are large seed-feeding bugs native to the Western Hemisphere. In California, several Leptoglossus spp. feed on almonds, pistachios, and pomegranate and are occasional pests. The objective of this study was to survey the different species of Leptoglossus present in almond, pistachio, and pomegranate orchards in the Central Valley of California. We used two molecular markers, amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) and mitochondrial DNA COI, to determine the number of species or strains of each species, and to infer whether individuals of each species move and possibly interbreed with populations from the other host plants...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045557/the-suprapubic-dermoadipose-flap-for-aesthetic-reshaping-of-the-postpregnancy-abdomen
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Horacio F Mayer, Hugo D Loustau
Background: Postpregnancy full-length diastasis of the recti abdominis muscles is a common condition occasionally associated with atrophy of the subcutaneous fat located at the midline above and below the umbilicus. Objectives: The authors report a preliminary clinical experience with the suprapubic flap to prevent the late postoperative contour deformities of the postpregnancy abdomen. Methods: Between January 2005 and January 2015, all female patients undergoing abdominoplasty with the suprapubic flap were included in the present study...
October 14, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045261/incidence-and-outcomes-of-central-venous-catheter-related-blood-stream-infection-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-routine-clinical-practice-setting
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Wataru Shibata, Masako Sohara, Rongrong Wu, Kota Kobayashi, Shin Yagi, Katsuki Yaguchi, Yuki Iizuka, Miho Iwasa, Hitomi Nakahata, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Hiromi Matsumoto, Mao Okada, Kenshiro Taniguchi, Aki Hayashi, Shin Inazawa, Naoko Inagaki, Tomohiko Sasaki, Ryonho Koh, Hiroto Kinoshita, Masafumi Nishio, Tsuyoshi Ogashiwa, Ai Ookawara, Eiji Miyajima, Mari Oba, Hiroki Ohge, Shin Maeda, Hideaki Kimura, Reiko Kunisaki
BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occasionally require central venous catheter (CVC) placement to support a therapeutic plan. Given that CVC can predispose patients to infection, this investigation was undertaken to assess the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of CVC-related blood stream infection (CRBSI) in patients with IBD during routine clinical practice. METHODS: Data were compiled using retrospective chart reviews of 1367 patients treated at our IBD center between 2007 and 2012 during routine clinical practice...
November 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043889/unconventional-treatments-for-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#18
Yusuf A Rajabally
This article focuses on the unconventional treatments used in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). First line, evidence-based treatments for CIDP include corticosteroids, immunoglobulins and plasma exchanges. Several unproven treatments are however given in treatment-refractory disease or to reduce requirements in validated therapies for reasons of side effects/practical delivery/cost. Despite methodological issues, IFN-α, azathioprine and methotrexate have not been shown to be useful in randomized controlled trials...
October 18, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043831/del-phenotype
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Dong H Kwon, S G Sandler, Willy A Flegel
DEL red blood cells (RBCs) type as D- by routine serologic methods and are transfused routinely, without being identified as expressing a very weak D antigen, to D- recipients. DEL RBCs are detected only by adsorption and elution of anti-D or by molecular methods. Most DEL phenotypes have been reported in population studies conducted in East Asia, although DEL phenotypes have been detected also among Caucasian individuals. Approximately 98 percent of DEL phenotypes in East Asians are associated with the RHD*DEL1 or RHD*01EL...
September 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043448/-retinoblastoma-and-retinocytoma-retinoma
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K A Metz, D Westerwick, F Driever, K W Schmid, C H D Le Guin
Retinoblastomas are extremely rare withabout half of the cases being hereditary eye neoplasms in young children. They show highly proliferative, CRX-positive undifferentiated tumour cells (occasionally forming rosettes). Staging is performed according to the pTNM classification and the International Retinoblastoma Staging System (IRSS). The diagnostic basis for systemic administration of chemotherapy and/or radiation is postlaminar optic nerve invasion, massive choroidal tumour infiltration, scleral invasion or even extraocular invasion...
October 17, 2017: Der Pathologe
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