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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550786/two-giant-peritoneal-loose-bodies-were-simultaneously-found-in-one-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Qingxing Huang, Aihong Cao, Jun Ma, Zhenhua Wang, Jianhong Dong
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal loose body(PLB) is usually small, therefore giant Peritoneal loose body(gPLB) with a diameter >5cm has rarely been described in the literatures. We report a case of two gPLB simultaneously found in one patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A healthy 79-year-old man palpated himself a solid mass with alternating localizations in his peritoneal cavity 6 months ago. It was not the complaint of frequency of urinatior until he saw the doctor a week ago...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550759/venous-thromboembolism-in-the-elderly-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
T Tritschler, D Aujesky
Persons aged ≥65years not only account for over 60% of venous thromboembolism (VTE) events, they have also a higher mortality and VTE-related morbidity than younger patients, including anticoagulation-related bleeding and the postthrombotic syndrome. However, only few studies have focused specifically on VTE in older persons and practice guidelines commonly extrapolate study results from younger healthier patients to the multimorbid elderly. Evidence suggests that the clinical presentation is more subtle in the elderly with VTE and that commonly used diagnostic modalities, including clinical prediction rules, D-dimer tests, and planar ventilation-perfusion scans are less specific and efficient in older persons...
May 17, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550721/clinical-performance-of-the-veris-hcv-assay-for-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-quantification
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Laure Izquierdo, Corinne Prégermain, Corinne Hottelet, Gwenaëlle Decombe, Anne-Marie Roque-Afonso
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and treatment monitoring rely on detection/quantification of HCV RNA and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques are expected to equivalently quantify the different HCV genotypes. OBJECTIVE: The clinical performance of the VERIS HCV assay for HCV RNA quantification was compared to that of the Abbott RealTime HCV assay. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative concordance and quantitative comparison were evaluated on a first panel of 286 clinical samples containing HCV genotypes 1-6...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550712/combined-immune-checkpoint-blockade-anti-pd-1-anti-ctla-4-evaluation-and-management-of-adverse-drug-reactions
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REVIEW
Jessica C Hassel, Lucie Heinzerling, Jens Aberle, Oliver Bähr, Thomas K Eigentler, Marc-Oliver Grimm, Victor Grünwald, Jan Leipe, Niels Reinmuth, Julia K Tietze, Jörg Trojan, Lisa Zimmer, Ralf Gutzmer
Combined immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) provides unprecedented efficacy gains in numerous cancer indications, with PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab plus CTLA-4 inhibitor ipilimumab in advanced melanoma as first-ever approved therapies for combined ICB. However, gains in efficacy must be balanced against a higher frequency and severity of adverse drug reactions (ADR). Because delays in diagnosis and management might result in symptom worsening and further complications, clinicians shall be well trained to identify ADR promptly and monitor patients adequately...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550707/micrornas-correlate-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-in-a-chinese-population
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Jianglong Chen, Jiting Zhu, Zeng Wang, Xiaoping Yao, Xuan Wu, Fang Liu, Weidong Zheng, Zhiwen Li, Aiyu Lin
BACKGROUND Recent studies identified a set of differentially expressed miRNAs in whole blood that may discriminate neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This study invalidated 9 known miRNAs in Chinese patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The levels of miRNAs in whole blood were assayed in healthy controls (n=20) and patients with NMOSD (n=45), RRMS (n=17) by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and pairwise-compared between groups...
May 27, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550689/a-diagnostic-program-of-vascular-tumor-and-vascular-malformations-in-children-according-to-modern-classification
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Iryna Benzar
The aim of the study was to analyze the cohort of inpatient children with vascular anomalies according to the globally accepted classification introduced by the ISSVA. METHODS: The study included 205 inpatient children within the time period of the years 2010-2015. Types of vascular anomalies (VAs), age of patients, diagnostic procedures, and anatomical localization of VAs were analyzed. RESULTS: 65 patients of first year of life had vascular tumors, with prevalence of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) in 57 (87...
May 26, 2017: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550673/-clinical-characteristics-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pulmonary-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-in-children
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F H Wang, J H Liang, J H Zeng, J Tang, H Wang, W Liu
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in children. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor between October 2009 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed, including 9 boys and 4 girls aged 1 to 12 years 4 months (mean 4 years 9 months). Seven patients underwent total tumor resection, 4 had lobectomy, 1 had partial tumor resection and 1 had biopsy. The follow-up time ranged from 2 months to 6 years and 2 months...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550661/-progression-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-adenosquamous-lung-carcinoma
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W J Zhao, X Wang, K W Ma
Adenosquamous lung carcinoma (ASC) is an uncommon entity of the primary lung cancer, which is mixed by adenocarcinoma and squamous carcinoma cells. ASC not only possesses the malignant biological characteristics of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, but also exhibits special clinical features, such as the higher malignant degree and poorer prognosis. This paper is aimed to elaborate the research process of the pathological origin of ASC, the application of different diagnostic methods in ASC, various therapeutic strategies and its associated prognosis so as to help to develop the clinical strategies of ASC...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550611/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-in-patients-with-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ana María García Vicente, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Mariano Amo-Salas, Jesús López-Fidalgo, Ana Paula Caresia Aróztegui, José Ramón García Garzón, Javier Orcajo Rincón, María José García Velloso, María de Arcocha Torres, Soledad Alvárez Ruíz
PURPOSE: The detection of occult cancer in patients suspected of having a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) poses a diagnostic challenge. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG PET for the detection of occult malignant disease responsible for PNS. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and DARE) was undertaken to identify studies published in any language...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550489/impedance-ph-monitoring-for-diagnosis-of-reflux-disease-new-perspectives
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REVIEW
Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Leonardo Frazzoni, Salvatore Tolone, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo Savarino
Heartburn is the most specific symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In clinical practice, heartburn relief by a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) trial does suffice to confirm GERD. However, an objective diagnosis of GERD is required before anti-reflux endoscopic or surgical interventions, independently from PPI response. Thus, since normal findings at upper endoscopy are detected in the majority of patients with heartburn, reflux monitoring is often required. When traditional catheter-based or wireless pH tests are used, reflux episodes are conventionally identified by pH drops below 4...
May 26, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550483/-it-s-just-horrible-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-and-carers-experiences-of-bowel-dysfunction-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Lesley Dibley, Maureen Coggrave, Doreen McClurg, Sue Woodward, Christine Norton
Around 50% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience neurogenic bowel dysfunction (constipation and/or faecal incontinence), reducing quality of life and increasing carer burden. No previous qualitative studies have explored the experiences of bowel problems in people with MS, or the views of their family carers. This study sought to understand 'what it is like' to live with bowel dysfunction and the impact this has on people with MS and carers. Using exploratory qualitative methods, 47 semi-structured interviews were conducted with participants recruited from specialist hospital clinics and community sources using purposive and chain-referral sampling...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550480/characteristics-associated-with-quality-of-life-among-people-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Leone Ridsdale, Gabriella Wojewodka, Emily Robinson, Sabine Landau, Adam Noble, Stephanie Taylor, Mark Richardson, Gus Baker, Laura H Goldstein
Quality of Life (QoL) is the preferred outcome in non-pharmacological trials, but there is little UK population evidence of QoL in epilepsy. In advance of evaluating an epilepsy self-management course we aimed to describe, among UK participants, what clinical and psycho-social characteristics are associated with QoL. We recruited 404 adults attending specialist clinics, with at least two seizures in the prior year and measured their self-reported seizure frequency, co-morbidity, psychological distress, social characteristics, including self-mastery and stigma, and epilepsy-specific QoL (QOLIE-31-P)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550479/biomolecular-diagnosis-of-myotonic-dystrophy-type-2-a-challenging-approach
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REVIEW
Giovanni Meola, Fiammetta Biasini, Rea Valaperta, Elena Costa, Rosanna Cardani
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) are the most common adult form of muscular dystrophy, characterized by autosomal dominant progressive myopathy, myotonia, and multiorgan involvement. The onset and symptoms of the myotonic dystrophies are diverse, complicating their diagnoses and limiting a comprehensive approach to their clinical care. Diagnostic delay in DM2 is due not only to the heterogeneous phenotype and the aspecific onset but also to the unfamiliarity with the disorder by most clinicians...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550465/differential-diagnosis-of-oligodendroglial-and-astrocytic-tumors-using-imaging-results-the-added-value-of-perfusion-mr-imaging
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Hyun Jung Yoon, Kook Jin Ahn, Song Lee, Jin Hee Jang, Hyun Seok Choi, So Lyung Jung, Bum Soo Kim, Shin Soo Jeun, Yong Kil Hong
PURPOSE: The purposes of the present study are to assess whether different characteristics of oligodendrogliomas and astrocytic tumors are visible on MR imaging and to determine the added value of perfusion imaging in conventional MR imaging when differentiating oligodendrogliomas from astrocytic tumors. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 22 oligodendroglioma and 54 astrocytic tumor patients, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The morphological tumor characteristics were evaluated using MR imaging...
May 26, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550390/clinical-patterns-and-characteristics-of-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-china
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Qiaoxia Qian, Xia Xu, Hongjun He, Hengdong Ji, Hui Zhang, Yue Ding, Sheng-Ming Dai, Yaohong Zou, Qi Zhu, Chengde Yang, Shuang Ye, Lindi Jiang, Jian-Ping Tang, Qiang Tong, Dongyi He, Dongbao Zhao, Yuan Li, Yanyun Ma, Jingru Zhou, Ziyu Yuan, Juan Zhang, Li Jin, Xiaodong Zhou, John D Reveille, Hejian Zou, Jiucun Wang
The study aimed to determine whether unique clinical patterns of AS may exist in China, specifically to explore the different clinical manifestations caused by gender, HLA-B27 status, and age at disease onset. The multicenter cross-sectional survey was conducted and 1251 patients were enrolled across China, representing a broad spectrum of Chinese AS patients. The mean age at onset and diagnosis were 29.2 (11.4) and 33.5 (12.6) years, respectively. The male/female ratio was 2.7:1. Acute anterior uveitis (AAU) was experienced in 10...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550388/antibodies-against-linear-epitopes-on-goodpasture-autoantigen-in-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
#16
Xiao-Yu Jia, Jun-Tao Yu, Shui-Yi Hu, Jian-Nan Li, Miao Wang, Chen Wang, Min Chen, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
In a substantial number of patients with crescentic glomerulonephritis, both anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibodies and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are detected simultaneously. ANCA is presumed to be the initial event but the mechanism is unknown. In the present study, we investigated the antibodies against linear epitopes on Goodpasture autoantigen in sera from patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, aiming to reveal the mechanisms of the coexistence of the two kinds of autoantibodies...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550351/diagnostic-and-treatment-guidelines-for-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-ttp-2017-in-japan
#17
Masanori Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Fujimura, Hideo Wada, Koichi Kokame, Yoshitaka Miyakawa, Yasunori Ueda, Satoshi Higasa, Takanori Moriki, Hideo Yagi, Toshiyuki Miyata, Mitsuru Murata
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) can rapidly progress into a life-threatening condition, thus the importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment cannot be overstated. Until recently, TTP has mainly been diagnosed by clinical findings such as thrombocytopenia and non-immune hemolytic anemia. In addition to these clinical findings, however, reduced activity of a disintegrin-like and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 motif 13 (ADAMTS13) below 10% has been accepted internationally as a diagnostic criterion for TTP...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550246/plasma-tau-association-with-brain-atrophy-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Kacie D Deters, Shannon L Risacher, Sungeun Kim, Kwangsik Nho, John D West, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Michael W Weiner, Andrew J Saykin
BACKGROUND: Peripheral (plasma) and central (cerebrospinal fluid, CSF) measures of tau are higher in Alzheimer's disease (AD) relative to prodromal stages and controls. While elevated CSF tau concentrations have been shown to be associated with lower grey matter density (GMD) in AD-specific regions, this correlation has yet to be examined for plasma in a large study. OBJECTIVE: Determine the neuroanatomical correlates of plasma tau using voxel-based analysis. METHODS: Cross-sectional data for 508 ADNI participants were collected for clinical, plasma total-tau (t-tau), CSF amyloid (Aβ42) and tau, and MRI variables...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550146/does-painless-rectal-bleeding-equate-to-a-colonic-polyp
#19
Alison Morag Campbell, Ian Sugarman
BACKGROUND: It is often stated that if a patient presents with 'painless rectal bleeding' then a rectal polyp is the probable diagnosis. The aim of this study is to review our experience of children undergoing endoscopy to assess if the above statement is correct. METHODS: The senior author keeps a prospective database of every child undergoing flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. As part of this database, the symptoms and signs that the patient presents with, specifically abdominal pain, diarrhoea, mucous per rectum and rectal bleeding, are recorded...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550082/primary-membranous-nephropathy
#20
William G Couser
Membranous nephropathy (MN) is a unique glomerular lesion that is the most common cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in nondiabetic white adults. About 80% of cases are renal limited (primary MN, PMN) and 20% are associated with other systemic diseases or exposures (secondary MN). This review focuses only on PMN. Most cases of PMN have circulating IgG4 autoantibody to the podocyte membrane antigen PLA2R (70%), biopsy evidence PLA2R staining indicating recent immunologic disease activity despite negative serum antibody levels (15%), or serum anti-THSD7A (3%-5%)...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
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