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Characterization of healthy and nonmelanoma-induced mouse utilizing the Stokes-Mueller decomposition.

J Biomed Opt 2018 Dec;23(12):1-8

International University-Vietnam National University HCMC, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ho, Vietnam.

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers, including melanoma and nonmelanoma cancer. Melanoma can be easily detected by the observation of abnormal moles, but nonmelanoma signs and symptoms are not apparent in the early stages. We use the Stokes-Mueller matrix decomposition method to detect nonmelanoma at the early stage by decomposing the characteristics of polarized light interacting with normal and cancerous tissues. Read More

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December 2018

The Usefulness of Muscle Biopsy in Initial Diagnostic Evaluation of Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Episodes.

Yonsei Med J 2019 Jan;60(1):98-105

Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: The disease entity mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is characterized by an early onset of stroke-like episodes. MELAS is the most dominant subtype of mitochondrial disease. Molecular genetic testing is important in the diagnosis of MELAS. Read More

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January 2019

Clinical Implications of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Diagnosis of Asthma and its Subtypes.

Yonsei Med J 2019 Jan;60(1):1-9

Department of Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Science, Graduate School, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea.

For the past three decades, a large number of genetic studies have been performed to examine genetic variants associated with asthma and its subtypes in hopes of gaining better understanding of the mechanisms underlying disease pathology and to identify genetic biomarkers predictive of disease outcomes. Various methods have been used to achieve these objectives, including linkage analysis, candidate gene polymorphism analysis, and genome-wide association studies (GWAS); however, the degree to which genetic variants contribute to asthma pathogenesis has proven to be much less significant than originally expected. Subsequent application of GWAS to well-defined phenotypes, such as occupational asthma and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugexacerbated respiratory diseases, has overcome some of these limitations, although with only partial success. Read More

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January 2019

Overcoming the challenges of pen-side molecular diagnosis of African swine fever to support outbreak investigations under field conditions.

Transbound Emerg Dis 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating disease of pigs. Without a vaccine, early detection and rapid diagnosis of ASF is a crucial step towards effective disease control. In many countries where ASF is endemic, laboratory infrastructure including sampling and sample shipment is inadequate, and a rapid laboratory confirmation would require that the diagnosis is performed at regional laboratories close to the pig farms of concern, or even at the farm-side. Read More

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December 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome: Case Report.

Pain Pract 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome (LPHS) is a rare condition characterized by cryptogenic debilitating flank pain and microscopic or macroscopic hematuria. The pathophysiology of LPHS remains poorly understood and diagnosis is made largely by exclusion of alternate pathology. Management strategies can vary widely and include chronic opioid medication and a variety of invasive procedures including regional nerve blocks, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, local capsaicin infusion, and surgical renal denervation. Read More

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December 2018

Novel ANO5 mutation c.1067G>T (p.C356F) identified by whole genome sequencing in a big family with atypical gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is a rare skeletal disorder that has not been well studied.

Methods: Sanger sequencing, whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and bioinformatics and structural modeling analyses were performed.

Results: A family with patients with fibro-osseous lesions of the jawbones were initially diagnosed with cherubism. Read More

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December 2018

Cases of prolonged mild disturbance of consciousness and acute encephalopathy.

Pediatr Int 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Division of Neurology, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-8535, Japan.

Background: Acute encephalopathy (AE) is defined by the Japanese guidelines as the acute disturbance of consciousness (Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤11) that persists for more than 24 hours. However, we have often encountered cases of prolonged mild disturbance of consciousness (PMDC) with Glasgow Coma Scale scores >11 that do not fit the definition of acute encephalopathy by the guidelines. The reports of these cases have been relatively sparse, and their nosological position, prognosis, and other characteristics remain unknown. Read More

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December 2018

Efficacy of calcium excretion and calcium/creatinine clearance ratio in the differential diagnosis of familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia and primary hyperparathyroidism.

Head Neck 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Background: Twenty-four-hour renal calcium-excretion (CE) and calcium/creatinine-clearance-ratio (CCCR), respectively, are widely used to rule out familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) in patients with suspected primary hyperparathyroidism before surgery. The aim was to evaluate the practicability of CE compared to CCCR.

Patients And Methods: We analyzed biochemical parameters, surgical treatment, gene mutation results, and long-term follow-up data of 198 patients (including 14 patients with FHH) and the discriminative power of CE and CCCR. Read More

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December 2018

Immunohistochemical study of four fish tumors.

J Aquat Anim Health 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Dept. of Veterinary Sciences, Polo Universitario dell'Annunziata, University of Messina, 98168, Messina, Italy.

The present study supports the usefulness of ancillary techniques such as immunohistochemistry as a valid diagnostic tool in the field of fish oncology. The immunohistochemical patterns observed in four neoplasms, in four individual teleosts belonging to different species are here described. Cytokeratin, vimentin, actin, S-100, calretinin, and melan A antibodies were used. Read More

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December 2018

A Multi-Model Framework to Estimate Perfusion Parameters Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging.

Med Phys 2018 Dec 16. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA.

Purpose: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (CEUS) has expanded the diagnostic potential of ultrasound by enabling real-time imaging and quantification of tissue perfusion. Several perfusion models and curve fitting methods have been developed to quantify the temporal behavior of tracer signal and standardize perfusion quantification. While the least-squares approach has traditionally been applied for curve-fitting, it can be inadequate for noisy and complex data. Read More

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December 2018

Red flags for appropriate referral to the gastroenterologist & rheumatologist of patients with inflammatory bowel disease & spondyloarthritis.

Clin Exp Immunol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

IBD Unit, Presidio Columbus, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.

Collaboration between gastroenterologists and rheumatologists is recommended for correct management of patients with associated spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to establish the appropriateness of several red flags for a prompt specialist referral. A systematic review of the literature was performed using the GRADE method to describe the prevalence of coexisting IBD-SpA and the diagnostic accuracy of red flags proposed by a steering committee. Read More

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December 2018

Fecal volatile organic compounds for early detection of colorectal cancer: where are we now?

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, AG&M Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction: The fecal volatolome, which is composed of fecal volatile organic compounds (VOCs), seems to hold potential as non-invasive biomarker for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and its precursor lesions advanced adenomas (AA). The potential of the fecal volatolome has been subject of various studies using either chemical analytical or pattern-recognition techniques. The available literature on the potential of the fecal volatolome as CRC and AA biomarker was reviewed. Read More

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December 2018

Radiotherapy for oligometastatic cancer: a survey among radiation oncologists of Lombardy (AIRO-Lombardy), Italy.

Radiol Med 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

S. C. Radioterapia, ASST dei Sette Laghi-Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy.

Aims: To evaluate the use of radiotherapy (RT) for oligometastatic cancer (OMC) among radiation oncologists in Lombardy, Italy.

Methods And Study Design: A survey with 12 items regarding data of 2016 was sent to all 34 Lombardy RT centers. The survey included six general items and six specific items regarding patient/disease/treatment characteristics. Read More

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December 2018

Epidemiology of gastrostomy insertion for children and adolescents with intellectual disability.

Eur J Pediatr 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Telethon Kids Institute, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, Western Australia, 6872, Australia.

The largest group of recipients of pediatric gastrostomy have neurological impairment with intellectual disability (ID). This study investigated trends in first gastrostomy insertion according to markers of disadvantage and ID etiology. Linked administrative and health data collected over a 32-year study period (1983-2014) for children with ID born between 1983 and 2009 in Western Australia were examined. Read More

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December 2018

Updated Sniffin' Sticks normative data based on an extended sample of 9139 subjects.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Smell and Taste Clinic, Technische Universität Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany.

Purpose: To provide up-to-date and detailed normative data based on a large-scale sample, increasing diagnostic validity by reference to narrow age groups as previous normative values were based upon smaller sample sizes-especially in the group of older subjects.

Method: Data were obtained from 9139 healthy subjects (4928 females aged 5-96 years and 4211 males aged 5-91 years). The standard "Sniffin' Sticks" test was applied, comprising threshold (T), discrimination (D) and identification (I) subtests, and yielding a TDI sum score. Read More

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December 2018

Italian recommendations for diagnosis and management of congenital myasthenic syndromes.

Neurol Sci 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Neurology IV - Neuroimmunology and Neuromuscular Diseases Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico "Carlo Besta", Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy.

Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are genetic disorders due to mutations in genes encoding proteins involved in the neuromuscular junction structure and function. CMS usually present in young children, but perinatal and adult onset has been reported. Clinical presentation is highly heterogeneous, ranging from mild symptoms to severe manifestations, sometimes with life-threatening respiratory episodes, especially in the first decade of life. Read More

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December 2018

Heterogeneous brain FDG-PET metabolic patterns in patients with C9orf72 mutation.

Neurol Sci 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.

Objective: The hexanucleotide repeat expansion in C9orf72 is an associated genetic cause in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In the "ALS/FTD" spectrum prevails clinical heterogeneity and an in vivo knowledge of the underling brain dysfunction in patients carrying C9orf72 mutation remain limited and only described at group level. The study aimed to assess the brain metabolic alterations characterizing patients with C9orf72 mutation using FDG-PET in single individuals. Read More

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December 2018

Annual Injection of Zoledronic Acid Improves Bone Status in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Rett Syndrome.

Calcif Tissue Int 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Centre de référence des erreurs innées du métabolisme, Hôpital d'Enfants, CHRU Nancy, Nancy, France.

Osteoporosis is a common complication of cerebral palsy and Rett's syndrome. It is responsible for multiple fractures, bone pain, and impaired quality of life. In case of Rett's syndrome, a specific dysfunction of osteoblasts causes bone fragility. Read More

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December 2018

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for Cardiologists: Differential Diagnosis, Cardiovascular Comorbidities, and Patient Management.

Adv Ther 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

U.O. di Pneumologia e Terapia Semi-Intensiva Respiratoria - Servizio di Fisiopatologia Respiratoria ed Emodinamica Polmonare, Ospedale San Giuseppe - MultiMedica IRCCS, Milan, Italy.

The presence of rare comorbidities in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents a diagnostic challenge to cardiologists. In evaluating these patients, cardiologists are faced with a unique opportunity to shorten diagnosis times and direct patients towards correct treatment pathways. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a type of interstitial lung disease (ILD), is an example of a rare disease where patients frequently demonstrate comorbid CVD. Read More

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December 2018

Parental awareness of newborn bloodspot screening in Ireland.

Ir J Med Sci 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Graduate Entry Medical School and Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity (4i), University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Background: There is little known regarding how familiar parents are with the newborn bloodspot screening (NBS) test or how well parents of a child with a screen-detected condition understand that condition initially.

Aim: The study aim was to examine parental NBS awareness and conditions screened.

Methods: Two studies were conducted: [1] Parents of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) detected via NBS and subsequently, diagnosed (n = 124) completed a telephone questionnaire regarding information they received at the time of NBS. Read More

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December 2018

Thrombotic microangiopathy in a patient with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: case-based review.

Rheumatol Int 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada, Spain.

The correct diagnosis, classification and therapeutic management of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) continue to be a challenge for the clinician. We report a rare case of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) as a trigger for complement-mediated TMA in a 57-year-old man who was successfully treated with corticoids, cyclophosphamide and therapeutic plasma exchange. Additionally, we review few other cases reported in the literature and the pathophysiological pathway of association between TMA and EGPA. Read More

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December 2018

Religiosity and Beliefs About the Transmission of Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Through Physical Contact in Saudi Arabia.

J Relig Health 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Psychiatry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

We examined relationships between religiosity and Saudi cancer patients' beliefs about the spread of cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy through close physical contact. Surveyed were 64 patients seen in university oncology clinics. Assessed were beliefs about the spread of cancer and its treatments, along with religious, demographic, social, psychological, and cancer-related characteristics. Read More

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December 2018

Family functioning, moods, and binge eating among urban adolescents.

J Behav Med 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, 675 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 310, Claremont, CA, 91711, USA.

This study builds upon prior research on associations between moods, family functioning, and binge eating, using ecological momentary assessment to examine moderating effects of family functioning on associations between moods and binge eating. This study was conducted among a nonclinical sample of urban adolescents. Family functioning was assessed using five constructs adopted from the FACES-IV measure: 'family cohesion,' 'family flexibility' 'family communication,' 'family satisfaction,' and 'family balance. Read More

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December 2018

Variation of degree of stenosis quantification using different energy level with dual energy CT scanner.

Neuroradiology 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Neuroimaging and Neurointervention, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA.

Purpose: To investigate the variation in the quantification of the carotid degree of stenosis (DoS) with a dual energy computed tomography (CT), using different energy levels during the image reconstruction.

Methods: In this retrospective study, 53 subjects (37 males; mean age 67 ± 11 years; age range 47-83 years) studied with a multi-energy CT scanner were included. Datasets were reconstructed on a dedicated workstation and from the CT raw data multiple datasets were generated at the following monochromatic energy levels: 66, 70, 77, and 86 kilo-electronvolt (keV). Read More

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December 2018

Nerve echogenicity and intranerve CSA variability in high-resolution nerve ultrasound (HRUS) in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

J Neurol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Neurology, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Hattingen, Bredenscheider Str. 54, 45525, Hattingen, Germany.

Objective: HRUS is increasingly being used in the diagnosis and evaluation of autoimmune neuropathies such as CIDP. Recently, studies focused not only on changes of nerves size, but also the fascicular structure and the echogenicity changes in CIDP. However, little is known about the alterations of echogenicity in the long-term course in CIDP. Read More

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December 2018

Cranioplasties following craniectomies in children-a multicenter, retrospective cohort study.

Childs Nerv Syst 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Neuroscience, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, room G03.124, 3484 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Objective: Complications following pediatric cranioplasty after craniectomy with either autologous bone flaps or cranial implants are reported to be common, particularly bone flap resorption. However, only sparse data are available regarding cranioplasty strategies, complications, and outcomes. This manuscript describes a Canadian-Dutch multicenter pediatric cohort study with autografts and cranial implant cranioplasties following craniectomies for a variety of indications. Read More

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December 2018

Spine deformities and trauma in Avicenna's Canon of Medicine.

Int Orthop 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

2nd Orthopaedics Department, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Aim Of The Study: The purpose of this historic review is to summarize the life and work of Avicenna (980-1037) and his contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal deformities and trauma.

Method: We conducted an extensive search in libraries as well as online in Pubmed and Google Scholar.

Results: Avicenna in his work Canon of Medicine combines the knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman physicians and surgeons and he combines them with the extensive of Arabic medicine and pharmacology. Read More

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December 2018

Administrative healthcare data applied to fracture risk assessment.

Osteoporos Int 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Fracture risk scores generated from population-based administrative healthcare data showed comparable or better discrimination than the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) scores computed without bone mineral density for predicting incident major osteoporotic fracture. Administrative data may be useful to identify individuals at high fracture risk at the population level.

Purpose: To evaluate the discrimination of fracture risk scores defined using inputs available from administrative data for predicting incident major osteoporotic fracture (MOF) and hip fracture (HF) alone. Read More

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December 2018

Giant-cell arteritis without cranial manifestations presenting as fever of unknown origin: a diagnostic value of 18F-FDG PET/CT.

Clin Ter 2018 Nov-Dec;169(6):e274-e276

Department of Infectious Diseases, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

We present a case of 68-year-old female with four months history of fever, fatigue, and weight loss. She was classified as case of fever of unknown origin. The physical examination was normal, the laboratory tests showed anemia, elevation of C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and fibrinogen. Read More

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Barotraumatic blowout fracture of the orbit after sneezing: Cone beam CT demonstration.

Clin Ter 2018 Nov-Dec;169(6):e265-e268

Section of Diagnostic Imaging - DIBIMED, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

A 40-year-old man with no history of trauma or previous sinus surgery complained sudden right diplopia after vigorous sneezing. The patient was submitted elsewhere to a MRI study for persisting diplopia, with inconclusive findings. One week later the patient was submitted to a maxillofacial cone beam CT (CBCT) in our Institution. Read More

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Promotion of the mediterranean diet incancer long-survivors by means of the Med-Food Anticancer Program: a pilot study.

Ann Ig 2019 Jan-Feb;31(1):45-51

Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: The intervention "Med-Anticancer Food Program" has proven to be effective in promoting the Mediterranean Diet, significantly increasing the Mediterranean Adequacy Index in healthy subjects. There are no studies that have investigated the effectiveness of this intervention in individuals who have had a diagnosis of cancer.

Objective: To perform a pilot study to assess the opportunity of employing the methodology of the Med-Anticancer Food Program in order to encourage "long-term cancer survivors" to adhere to the Mediterranean Diet, as well as healthy people, and this in order to apply the program to larger groups. Read More

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Prolactin and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Levels and Sexual Dysfunction in Patients with Schizophrenia Treated with Conventional Antipsychotic Medication: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 16;24:9136-9143. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Kunming Medical University, Yuxi, Yunnan, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the relationship between serum profiles of prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and sexual dysfunction in patients with schizophrenia treated with conventional antipsychotic medication. MATERIAL AND METHODS A hospital-based cross-sectional study included 118 patients, age range 18-57 years (55 men, 63 women), with a confirmed diagnosis of schizophrenia. All patients were stable after antipsychotic treatment. Read More

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December 2018

Correlations of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Complicated with Stress Ulcer Bleeding with Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II Score, Endothelin (ET), Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α), and Blood Lipids.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 16;24:9120-9126. Epub 2018 Dec 16.

Department of Gastroenterology, Tai'an Central Hospital, Tai'an, Shandong, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND This study investigated the correlations between acute cerebral hemorrhage complicated with stress ulcer bleeding and corresponding indexes, including the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, vascular endothelin-1 (ET-1), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and blood lipid factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 53 patients with acute cerebral hemorrhage complicated with stress ulcer bleeding were selected as the observation group and 50 patients with simple acute cerebral hemorrhage were selected as the control group. The APACHE II score and the levels of ET-1, TNF-α, and blood lipid factors, including total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), and malondialdehyde (MDA), were detected and the correlations of were analyzed between the 2 groups of patients. Read More

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December 2018

Current Status and Challenges of Endoscopic Treatments for Duodenal Tumors.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):21-26. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Research and Development for Minimally Invasive Treatment, Cancer Center, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo,

Background: Superficial tumors of the duodenum, other than ampullary tumors, have been traditionally considered rare. However, reports of this kind of tumor have increased in recent times, and the demand for minimally invasive treatments have also increasing.

Summary: Adenomas and intramucosal carcinomas are target lesions for treatment. Read More

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December 2018

A Family with Autosomal Dominant Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Presents with Atypical Phenotype Caused by a Missence Mutation (R388C) of the Human Kidney Anion Exchanger.

Nephron 2018 Dec 14:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Institute of Endocrinology, Liaoning Provincial Key Laboratory of Endocrine Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang,

Hereditary forms of distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) are rare and mainly caused by mutations in ATP6V1B1, ATP6V0A4 and SLC4A1. About 20 mutations in SLC4A1 gene have been found that are related to either autosomal dominant (AD) or autosomal recessive dRTA. AD dRTA often manifest as constitutional and can easily be delayed in diagnosis and treatment. Read More

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December 2018

Ulipristal Acetate before Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery for Uterine Myomas: Help or Hindrance?

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2018 Dec 14:1-13. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.

Background/aims: Ulipristal acetate ([UPA], Esmya®) is an orally active selective progesterone-receptor modulator that has been approved as preoperative treatment for uterine myomas. This systematic review aims to summarize the available data on surgical outcomes of patients undergoing myomectomy by hysteroscopy or by laparoscopy after preoperative treatment with UPA.

Methods: this review was performed following PRISMA guidelines and was registered in PROSPERO (CRD42018092201). Read More

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December 2018

Diagnostic Accuracy of Digital Retinal Fundus Image Analysis in Detecting Diabetic Maculopathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Ophthalmic Res 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Background: Digital retinal imaging is the gold standard technique for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular oedema (DME) assessment during DR screening.

Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of digital retinal fundus image (DRFI) analysis in detecting DME using three manual grading systems (MGS) and comparing it with optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings.

Method: A total of 287 DRFI of 287 eyes were analysed. Read More

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December 2018

Pilot Study Indicates Helicobacter pylori Infection May Induce Small Intestinal Mucosal Injury.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):66-71. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Background And Aim: Helicobacter pylori infection is a primary cause of gastroduodenal ulcers. To investigate whether there is an association between H. pylori infection and small intestinal mucosal injury. Read More

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December 2018

Questionnaire-Based Survey on Management of Ulcerative Colitis-Associated Cancer in East Asian Countries.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):86-94. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Sino United Health Clinic, Gopher Medical Center, Rui Jing Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background/aims: To elucidate the current management of ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated cancer, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted to gather current opinions on colitis-associated cancer in different East Asian countries.

Methods: The questionnaire, based on physicians, contains 9 questions focused on UC management and cancer surveillance. In addition, the questionnaire based on neoplastic cases, which contains 17 questions, was collected and analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Transbronchial Cryobiopsies for Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease: Real-Life Experience from a Tertiary Referral Center for Interstitial Lung Disease.

Respiration 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Center for Interstitial and Rare Lung Diseases, Thoraxklinik, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg,

Background: Transbronchial cryobiopsy (cTBB) may offer an alternative to surgical lung biopsy (SLB) for histopathological diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). However, real-life experience is limited, although case series are increasingly reported.

Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the value of cTBB performed under real-life conditions in a tertiary care center for ILDs. Read More

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December 2018

Metabolic Alterations in Celiac Disease Occurring after Following a Gluten-Free Diet.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila,

Background And Aim: Many investigations have demonstrated that changes in body weight are frequent in patients with coeliac disease (CD) after a gluten-free diet (GFD); conversely data on the metabolic syndrome (MS) and hepatic steatosis (HS) are still rare. The aim is to evaluate the prevalence of MS and HS in patients with CD, before and after a GFD.

Methods: One hundred eighty-five coeliac adult patients were enrolled in the study. Read More

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December 2018

Diagnostic Accuracy of Frailty Screening Methods in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease.

Nephron 2018 Dec 14:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Renal Medicine, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, United Kingdom.

Background/aims: Frail patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased hospitalisation and mortality rate. However, many popular frailty screening methods have not been validated in patients with CKD. This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of several frailty screening methods in patients with CKD G4-5 and those established on haemodialysis (G5D). Read More

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December 2018

Confocal Microscopy and Lentigo Maligna: An in vivo Pilot Study for the Assessment of Response to Imiquimod Therapy.

Dermatology 2018 Dec 14:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Background: Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a noninvasive technique that provides real-time in vivo images of the epidermal layer. Imiquimod has been recommended as an alternative treatment in lentigo maligna (LM) when surgical excision is not the treatment of choice. In the present study we compare the results of in vivo RCM to the histopathological examination before and after treatment of LM with topical imiquimod. Read More

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December 2018

Integrated Analysis of the Endoscopic, Pathological and Molecular Characteristics of Colorectal Tumorigenesis.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):33-38. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Molecular Diagnostic Pathology, School of Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan.

Background: Colorectal cancers (CRCs) develop through the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. In addition to the well-characterized adenoma-carcinoma sequence, the serrated neoplasia pathway is now recognized as an alternative pathway for CRC development.

Summary: Through analysis of the colonoscopic, pathological, and molecular features of colorectal tumors, we identified a novel microsurface structure characteristic of serrated lesions. Read More

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December 2018

Incidence of the initiation of comfort care immediately following emergent neurosurgical and endovascular procedures.

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J Neurosurg 2018 Dec 14:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

OBJECTIVEIt is unknown what proportion of patients who undergo emergent neurosurgical procedures initiate comfort care (CC) measures shortly after the operation. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the proportion and predictive factors of patients who initiated CC measures within the same hospital admission after undergoing emergent neurosurgery.METHODSThis retrospective cohort study included all adult patients who underwent emergent neurosurgical and endovascular procedures at a single center between 2009 and 2014. Read More

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December 2018

Screening and surgery for foramen magnum stenosis in children with achondroplasia: a large, national database analysis.

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J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

OBJECTIVEThe goal of this study was to determine the rates of screening and surgery for foramen magnum stenosis in children with achondroplasia in a large, privately insured healthcare network.METHODSRates of screening and surgery for foramen magnum stenosis in children with achondroplasia were determined using de-identified insurance claims data from a large, privately insured healthcare network of over 58 million beneficiaries across the United States between 2001 and 2014. Cases of achondroplasia and screening and surgery claims were identified using a combination of International Classification of Diseases diagnosis codes and Current Procedural Terminology codes. Read More

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December 2018

Rates and characteristics of postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer in the Swedish IBD population: what are the differences from a non-IBD population?

Gut 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Objective: The rate of postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC) is considered a key quality indicator of colonoscopy; little is known about PCCRC in IBD.

Design: A population-based cohort study of colonoscopies in Sweden from 2001 to 2010 was conducted. Individuals with a colorectal cancer (CRC) detected within 36 months after a colonoscopy were identified and stratified on UC, Crohn's disease (CD) or non-IBD. Read More

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Value of Color Doppler Ultrasound Assessment of Sacroiliac Joints in Patients with Inflammatory Low Back Pain.

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

From the Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, and the Radiology Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; Fundación Dr. Pedro M. Catoggio para el Progreso de la Reumatología, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This study was supported by an Investigator Initiated Study Grant from UCB. J.E. Rosa, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; S. Ruta, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; M. Bravo, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; L. Pompermayer, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; J. Marin, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; L. Ferreyra-Garrot, MD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; R. García-Mónaco, MD, Radiology Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; E.R. Soriano, PhD, Rheumatology Unit, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and University Institute Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and Fundación Dr. Pedro M. Catoggio para el Progreso de la Reumatología. Address correspondence to Dr. J.E. Rosa, Sección Reumatología, Servicio de Clínica Médica, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Gascón 450, Capital Federal 1181, Buenos Aires, Argentina. E-mail: Accepted for publication September 10, 2018.

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) for the detection of sacroiliitis, in patients with inflammatory back pain (IBP).

Methods: Consecutive patients with IBP and suspected axial spondyloarthritis (SpA), but without a definitive diagnosis, were included. Consecutive patients with defined SpA and axial involvement were included as a control group. Read More

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Longitudinal Reliability of the OMERACT Thumb Base Osteoarthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scoring System (TOMS).

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

From the Departments of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; Paris 6, Sorbonne Universités, GRC-08 (EEMOIS); AP-HP, Department of Rheumatology, Pitié Salpêtrière University Hospital, Paris, France; Spire Sciences Inc., Boca Raton, Florida; Data and Statistical Sciences, and Immunology Development, AbbVie Inc., North Chicago, Illinois; Departments of Radiology and Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California; AbbVie Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and National Institute for Health Research, Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, Leeds, UK; Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. PGC is supported in part by the UK National Institute for Health Research infrastructure at Leeds. F.P. Kroon, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center; S. van Beest, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center; F. Gandjbakhch, MD, Practicing Rheumatologist, Paris 6, Sorbonne Universités, GRC-08 (EEMOIS), and AP-HP, Department of Rheumatology, Pitié Salpêtrière University Hospital; C.G. Peterfy, MD, PhD, FRCP, Chief Executive Officer, Spire Sciences Inc.; S. Chen, Data and Statistical Sciences, AbbVie Inc.; P.G. Conaghan, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FRCP, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds and National Institute for Health Research, Leeds Biomedical Research Centre; I. Eshed, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University; V. Foltz, MD, Practicing Rheumatologist, Paris 6, Sorbonne Universités, GRC-08 (EEMOIS), and AP-HP, Department of Rheumatology, Pitié Salpêtrière University Hospital; H.K. Genant, MD, FACR, FRCR, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Medicine and Orthopedics, Departments of Radiology and Medicine, University of California at San Francisco; I.K. Haugen, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital; J.K. Medema, MS, Senior Project Leader, Immunology Development, AbbVie Inc.; M. Østergaard, MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor of Rheumatology, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, Denmark, and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen; L. Zhang, Data and Statistical Sciences, AbbVie Inc.; M.C. Levesque, MD, PhD, Foundational Immunology Senior Director, AbbVie Inc.; M. Kloppenburg, MD, PhD, Professor of Rheumatology, Departments of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center. Address correspondence to Dr. F.P. Kroon, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Post Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, the Netherlands. E-mail: Accepted for publication November 7, 2018.

Objective: To assess the longitudinal reliability of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Thumb base Osteoarthritis Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Scoring system (TOMS).

Methods: Paired MRI of patients with hand osteoarthritis were scored in 2 exercises (6-mo and 2-yr followup) for synovitis, subchondral bone defects (SBD), osteophytes, cartilage assessment, bone marrow lesions (BML), and subluxation. Interreader reliability of delta scores was assessed. Read More

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December 2018

Abnormal Nailfold Capillaroscopy Is Common in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease and Associated with Abnormal Pulmonary Function Tests.

J Rheumatol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, and the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen; Department of Rheumatology, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. A.M. van Roon, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; C.C. Huisman, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; A.M. van Roon, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; D. Zhang, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Medical Center Leeuwarden; A.J. Stel, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; A.J. Smit, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; H. Bootsma, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen; D.J. Mulder, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen. Address correspondence to A.M. van Roon, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Huispostcode AA41, Hanzeplein 1, Postbus 30 001, Groningen, the Netherlands. E-mail: Accepted for publication September 11, 2018.

Objective: To assess the presence of a systemic sclerosis (SSc) pattern on nailfold capillary microscopy (NCM) in patients with Raynaud phenomenon (RP) and to explore its association with abnormal pulmonary function tests (PFT).

Methods: NCM patterns were assessed in 759 consecutive patients with RP. Patterns were classified as normal (n = 354), nonspecific (n = 159), or SSc pattern (n = 246). Read More

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