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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542233/is-survival-improved-by-the-use-of-niv-and-peg-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-a-post-mortem-study-of-80-als-patients
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Christian Burkhardt, Christoph Neuwirth, Andreas Sommacal, Peter M Andersen, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIV and PEG on survival and causes of death in ALS patients. METHODS: Eighty deceased ALS patients underwent a complete post mortem analysis for causes of death between 2003 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535578/coasting-withholding-gonadotrophins-for-preventing-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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REVIEW
Arianna D'Angelo, Nazar N Amso, Rudaina Hassan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic and potentially life threatening condition resulting from excessive ovarian stimulation. Reported incidence of moderate to severe OHSS ranges from 0.6% to 5% of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The factors contributing to OHSS have not been completely explained. The release of vasoactive substances secreted by the ovaries under human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) stimulation may play a key role in triggering this syndrome...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511234/indications-results-and-clinical-impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline-updated-january-2017
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Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Pierre H Deprez, Christian Jenssen, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Alberto Larghi, Geoffroy Vanbiervliet, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Pedro Bastos, Silvia Carrara, László Czakó, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Paul Fockens, Àngels Ginès, Roald F Havre, Cesare Hassan, Peter Vilmann, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marcin Polkowski
For pancreatic solid lesions, ESGE recommends performing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling as first-line procedure when a pathological diagnosis is required. Alternatively, percutaneous sampling may be considered in metastatic disease.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.In the case of negative or inconclusive results and a high degree of suspicion of malignant disease, ESGE suggests re-evaluating the pathology slides, repeating EUS-guided sampling, or surgery.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence...
May 16, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510461/underlying-causes-of-persistent-and-recurrent-pneumonia-in-children-at-a-pulmonary-referral-hospital-in-tehran-iran
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Mohammad Reza Bolursaz, Ferial Lotfian, Hossein Ali Ghaffaripour, Maryam Hassanzad
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on recurrent or persistent pneumonia in children, particularly in the developing world. This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study of children with recurrent or persistent pneumonia admitted to the Pediatric Department of Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Children under 18 years of age, who were admitted to the hospital with pneumonia between 2007 and 2013, were investigated to find out the prevalence of recurrent and persistent pneumonia and to recognize their underlying diseases...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508839/application-of-national-cancer-institute-recommended-terminology-in-breast-cytology
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P Arul, Suresh Masilamani
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of uniformity with regard to the reporting terminology used in breast cytology by pathologists worldwide, resulting in miscommunication of results among health-care providers. AIM: The present study was aimed to assess the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the evaluation of breast lesions using the National Cancer Institute (NCI) recommended terminology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, a total number of 523 breast FNACs were categorized according to the NCI guidelines...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508117/single-center-experience-using-the-3max-reperfusion-catheter-for-the-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-with-distal-arterial-occlusions
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Kévin Premat, Bruno Bartolini, Flore Baronnet-Chauvet, Eimad Shotar, Vincent Degos, Paul Muresan, Federico Di Maria, Joseph Gabrieli, Charlotte Rosso, Silvia Pistocchi, Jacques Chiras, Nader Sourour, Sonia Alamowitch, Yves Samson, Frédéric Clarençon
PURPOSE: Most recent guidelines recommend the use of stent retriever devices in endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion (LVO). Recently published data reported convincing results with thromboaspiration devices such as the Penumbra System (Penumbra, Alameda, CA, USA) combined with supple reperfusion catheters by using the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration First-Pass Thrombectomy) technique. The aim of this study was to report our initial experience with the 3MAX (3...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506415/risk-of-malignancy-in-thyroid-nodules-classified-as-tir-3a-what-therapy
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Fabio Medas, Enrico Erdas, Luca Gordini, Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Gian Luigi Canu, Giuseppe Pisano, Angelo Nicolosi, Pietro Giorgio Calò
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the clinical applicability of the TIR3A category in managing thyroid nodules, to examine the malignancy rates of TIR 3A and TIR 3B nodules, and to suggest management guidelines for these nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thyroid cytologies performed in patients referred to our Department between January 2014 and August 2016 were classified according to the guidelines published by the SIAPEC. 102 cases were included in this retrospective study and were divided into two groups: 19 TIR3A were included in group A and 83 TIR3B in group B...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498646/cook-cervical-ripening-balloon-successfully-prevents-excessive-hemorrhage-combined-with-ultrasound-guided-suction-curettage-in-the-treatment-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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Chaoying Wu, Yong Li, Wenfeng Ye, Wenqin Ma, Danmei Zhao
AIM: Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare occurrence of ectopic pregnancy. CSP incidence has increased significantly as a result of the increase in cesarean section rates. At present, there are no standard treatment guidelines for CSP; therefore, we report a minimally invasive treatment method for patients diagnosed with CSP. METHODS: This study included 15 women who were diagnosed with CSP. Ultrasound-guided suction curettage was performed on all patients. The Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon was used to tamponade and prevent hemorrhage during the procedure...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
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Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488195/differences-in-clinical-features-between-subcategories-of-atypia-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance
#10
Seong Dong Kim, Seung Hoon Han, Woo-Jin Jeong, Hyojin Kim, Soon Hyun Ahn
Within the Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology (TBSRTC), category III (atypia or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS)) comprises specimens with heterogeneous features and the need for subcategorization has been reported. We compared the clinical features of two subgroups from within the category of AUS/FLUS to determine precise guidelines for clinicians who explain the results of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to patients. Retrospective review was performed including data from all patients who underwent FNA with results reported as AUS/FLUS at a single tertiary hospital from January 2010 to August 2014...
May 9, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474243/-preoperative-fasting-period-of-fluids-in-bariatric-surgery
#11
P Simon, U-C Pietsch, R Oesemann, A Dietrich, H Wrigge
BACKROUND: Aspiration of stomach content is a severe complication during general anaesthesia. The DGAI (German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine) guidelines recommend a fasting period for liquids of 2 h, with a maximum of 400 ml. Preoperative fasting can affect the patients' recovery after surgery due to insulin resistance and higher protein catabolism as a response to surgical stress. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare a liberal fasting regimen consisting of up to 1000 ml of liquids until 2 h before surgery with the DGAI recommendation...
May 4, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473083/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-radiologic-management-of-mesenteric-ischemia
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Nicholas Fidelman, Ali F AbuRahma, Brooks D Cash, Baljendra S Kapoor, M-Grace Knuttinen, Jeet Minocha, Paul J Rochon, Colette M Shaw, Charles E Ray, Jonathan M Lorenz
Mesenteric vascular insufficiency is a serious medical condition that may lead to bowel infarction, morbidity, and mortality that may approach 50%. Recommended therapy for acute mesenteric ischemia includes aspiration embolectomy, transcatheter thrombolysis, and angioplasty with or without stenting for the treatment of underlying arterial stenosis. Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia may respond to transarterial infusion of vasodilators such as nitroglycerin, papaverine, glucagon, and prostaglandin E1. Recommended therapy for chronic mesenteric ischemia includes angioplasty with or without stent placement and, if an endovascular approach is not possible, surgical bypass or endarterectomy...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469337/indian-council-of-medical-research-consensus-document-for-the-management-of-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-high-grade
#13
REVIEW
Dinesh Chandra Doval, Dinesh Bhurani, Reena Nair, Sumeet Gujral, Pankaj Malhotra, Ganpati Ramanan, Ravi Mohan, Ghanshyam Biswas, Satya Dattatreya, Shyam Agarwal, Dinesh Pendharkar, Pramod Kumar Julka, Suresh H Advani, Rupinder Singh Dhaliwal, Juhi Tayal, Rupal Sinha, Tanvir Kaur, Goura K Rath
This consensus document is based on the guidelines related to the management of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (High grade) in the Indian population as proposed by the core expert committee. Accurate diagnosis in hematolymphoid neoplasm requires a combination of detailed history,clinical examination, and various investigations including routine laboratory tests, good quality histology section (of tumor and also bone marrow aspirate/biopsy), immunostaining, cytogenetic and molecular studies and radiology investigations...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463919/synovial-fluid-cell-count-for-diagnosis-of-chronic-periprosthetic-hip-infection
#14
Carlos A Higuera, Benjamin Zmistowski, Tennison Malcom, Wael K Barsoum, Scott M Sporer, Philipp Mommsen, Daniel Kendoff, Craig J Della Valle, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding the threshold of synovial fluid white blood-cell (WBC) count and polymorphonuclear cell (neutrophil) percentage of the WBC count (PMN%) for the diagnosis of chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total hip arthroplasty. Despite this, many organizations have provided guidelines for the diagnosis of PJI that include synovial fluid WBC count and PMN%. We attempted to define a threshold for synovial fluid WBC count and PMN% for the diagnosis of chronic PJI of the hip using a uniform definition of PJI and to investigate any variations in the calculated thresholds among institutions...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458598/innovative-techniques-for-image-guided-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-combined-ethanol-and-radiofrequency-ablation
#15
REVIEW
Hye Sun Park, Jung Hwan Baek, Young Jun Choi, Jeong Hyun Lee
In the treatment of benign thyroid nodules, ethanol ablation (EA), and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have been suggested for cystic and solid thyroid nodules, respectively. Although combining these ablation techniques may be effective, no guidelines for or reviews of the combination have been published. Currently, there are three ways of combining EA and RFA: additional RFA is effective for treatment of incompletely resolved symptoms and solid residual portions of a thyroid nodule after EA. Additional EA can be performed for the residual unablated solid portion of a nodule after RFA if it is adjacent to critical structures (e...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458473/screening-methods-clinical-breast-examination-and-mammography-to-detect-breast-cancer-in-women-aged-40-49-years
#16
Navneet Takkar, Suman Kochhar, Priyanka Garg, A K Pandey, Usha Rani Dalal, Uma Handa
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to detect breast cancer rate, nodal status, tumor size, and associated risk factors using clinical breast examination (CBE) and mammography as screening tools in women aged 40-49 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 500 women were screened in a time period of 2 years, between the ages of 40-49 years for breast cancer. Screening tools used were CBE and mammography. Clinical history and risk factors related to breast cancer were recorded...
January 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450086/kras-mutation-testing-on-all-non-malignant-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsies-improves-diagnostic-accuracy
#17
Elena Trisolini, Elia Armellini, Alessia Paganotti, Claudia Veggiani, Cristina Bozzola, Milo Frattini, Corinna Pizio, Giuseppe Mancuso, Silvano Andorno, Renzo Boldorini
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the procedure of choice for the cytologic diagnosis of pancreatic masses. The specificity of EUS-FNA approaches 100%, but the sensitivity is still low, and the high rate of indeterminate (atypical and suspicious) and false-negative results needs improvement. KRAS gene is frequently mutated in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) (up to 90%), and mutation analysis of KRAS has been proposed as diagnostic biomarker of PDAC. In most laboratories, KRAS mutation testing is performed by Sanger sequencing or real time-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), but these methods may give false-negative results in routine samples, mainly due to low cellularity...
April 24, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441373/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-interventions-to-reduce-risk-of-aspiration-in-elderly-cancer-survivors-residing-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#18
S Mantravadi
BACKGROUND: Aspiration can occur in patients of any age group, but it can be prevented. The primary population at risk is made up of survivors of cancer because of their increased risk of mucositis, mucosal atrophy, and dysphagia associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the disease process itself. The rate of incidence of aspiration cannot be quantified, because minor cases of aspiration often go unreported. Sequelae ensuing from aspirations can include pneumonia, end-stage kidney disease, dialysis, and death...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440232/clinical-use-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-guidelines-and-recommendations-from-chinese-society-of-digestive-endoscopy
#19
Nan Ge, Shutian Zhang, Zhendong Jin, Siyu Sun, Aiming Yang, Bangmao Wang, Guiqi Wang, Guoqiang Xu, Jianyu Hao, Liang Zhong, Ning Zhong, Peng Li, Qi Zhu, Weidong Nian, Wen Li, Xiaofeng Zhang, Xiaoping Zhou, Xiujiang Yang, Yi Cui, Zhen Ding
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March 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427747/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-aspiration-pneumonia-a-10-year-single-center-experience
#20
Hiromi Tomioka, Shyuji Yamashita, Nobuaki Mamesaya, Masahiro Kaneko
BACKGROUND: The significance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients with aspiration pneumonia is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of aspiration pneumonia patients who underwent PEG. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients hospitalized with pneumonia who underwent PEG from 2005 to 2014. RESULTS: Of 2281 cases of pneumonia, 92 patients with aspiration pneumonia underwent PEG during their hospital stay...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
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