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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1238-1247, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564153

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AIMS: Options for the treatment of intra-articular ligament injuries are limited, and insufficient ligament reconstruction can cause painful joint instability, loss of function, and progressive development of degenerative arthritis. This study aimed to assess the capability of a biologically enhanced matrix material for ligament reconstruction to withstand tensile forces within the joint and enhance ligament regeneration needed to regain joint function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 New Zealand rabbits underwent bilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by autograft, FiberTape, or FiberTape-augmented autograft. Primary outcomes were biomechanical assessment (n = 17), microCT (µCT) assessment (n = 12), histological evaluation (n = 12), and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis (n = 6). RESULTS: At eight weeks, FiberTape alone or FiberTape-augmented autograft demonstrated increased biomechanical stability compared with autograft regarding ultimate load to failure (p = 0.035), elongation (p = 0.006), and energy absorption (p = 0.022). FiberTape-grafted samples also demonstrated increased bone mineral density in the bone tunnel (p = 0.039). Histological evaluation showed integration of all grafts in the bone tunnels by new bone formation, and limited signs of inflammation overall. A lack of prolonged inflammation in all samples was confirmed by quantification of inflammation biomarkers. However, no regeneration of ligament-like tissue was observed along the suture tape materials. Except for one autograft failure, no adverse events were detected. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that FiberTape increases the biomechanical performance of intra-articular ligament reconstructions in a verified rabbit model at eight weeks. Within this period, FiberTape did not adversely affect bone tunnel healing or invoke a prolonged elevation in inflammation. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1238-1247.


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Lesões do Ligamento Cruzado Anterior/cirurgia , Reconstrução do Ligamento Cruzado Anterior/métodos , Polietilenos/química , Tendões/transplante , Resistência à Tração/fisiologia , Análise de Variância , Animais , Fenômenos Biomecânicos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Peso Molecular , Coelhos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Técnicas de Sutura , Suturas , Transplante Autólogo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17014, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567938

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The coronary collateral circulation (CCC) is an alternative source of blood supply when the original vessels fail to provide sufficient blood. The accurate detection of CCC is critical for the treatment of ischemic heart disease, especially when the stent surgery is not an option. The assessment of minute vessels such as coronary collateral arteries is challenging. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of detection and classification of CCC using the192-slice third-generation dual-source computed tomography angiography (192-slice DSCT CTA).Eight hundred patients (450 men and 350 women, mean age: 56 ±â€Š11 years) with complete or subtotal occlusion of at least 1 major coronary artery were enrolled for our study. February 2016 and September 2018, the patient both 192-slice DSCT CTA and conventional coronary angiography (CAG) were performed in all enrolled patients. The interval between two approaches for a given patient was 6.1 ±â€Š3.7 days (Range: 1-15). The diagnostic accuracy of 192-slice DSCT CTA was evaluated by comparing it with that of CAG. The identified CCC was graded according to the Rentrop classification.The prevalence among patients of having at least 1 CCC was 43.8%. The sensitivity for detecting CCC by 192-slice DSCT was 91.7% (95% CI: 88.3% to 94.3%), specificity was 95.5% (95% CI: 93.1% to 97.2%), positive predictive value was 94.3% (95% CI: 91.5% to 96.2%), and negative predictive value was 93.3% (95% CI: 90.9% to 95.3%). Cohen-Kappa analysis showed that the consistency of the correct classification of CCC using CAG and 192-slice DSCT was very high with the kappa coefficient (κ) of 0.94 (95% CI: 0.91-0.96, P value = .01). Additionally, the radiation dose for 192-slice DSCT was as low as 0.42 ±â€Š0.04 mSv (range, 0.35-0.43 mSv).The 192-slice DSCT CTA is a reliable and sensitive non-invasive method for the evaluation of CCC with low radiation doses.


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Circulação Colateral , Angiografia por Tomografia Computadorizada/normas , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Circulação Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/classificação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17088, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567944

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An international consensus for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients at risk of developing interstitial lung disease (ILD) is still lacking. The aims of study were to evaluate: the prevalence of ILD involvement in RA over high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT); the relationships between pulmonary function tests (PFTs), patient-centered measurements, and ILD; and the potential risk factors contributing to RA-ILD patients.Data regarding the clinical characteristics (age, sex, age at onset of RA), laboratory findings (rheumatoid factor [RF] and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies [ACPA]), respiratory functional assessment (forced vital capacity [FVC] and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity [DLCO]), patient-centred measures of dyspnea (PCMD), Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI), and HRCT have collected retrospectively. HRCT abnormalities were evaluated using a conventional visual reader-based score (CoVR) and a computer-aided method (CaM). The relationships between the 2 HRCT scores-PFTs and PCMD-were calculated using Pearson correlation. The area under the receiving-operating characteristic (AUC-ROC) curve was calculated to determine the discriminatory performance of measurements between patients with and without ILD. The multivariate regression model was used to evaluate the association force between ILD and RA characteristics.In all, 151 patients (45 males and 106 females, mean age 53.4 ±â€Š7.6 years) were included. ILD had been detected in 29 patients out of 151 (19.2%). Usual interstitial pneumonia was the most common HRCT. RA-ILD patients were older, and older at RA onset (both P < .01), with a higher HAQ-DI (P < .05) than patients without ILD. ACPA positivity and titer were higher in the RA-ILD group (P = .02). Extent and severity of ILD, and total CoVR and CaM score closely related to DLCO and PCMD (both P < .0001). A reduced DLCO was the most sensitive test for predicting the presence of ILD on HRCT (AUC-ROC 0.811 ±â€Š0.037). Advanced age (P < .0001), age at RA onset (P = .025), ACPA titer (P = .004), and smoking (P = .008) were independent explanatory variables of HRCT damage in multivariate analysis.The RA-ILD is associated with age and older age of RA onset, smoking, and ACPA titer. DLCO seems to be the most sensitive parameter to predict ILD on HRCT, followed by PCMD.


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Artrite Reumatoide , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/epidemiologia , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Itália/epidemiologia , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prevalência , Curva ROC , Testes de Função Respiratória , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Inquéritos e Questionários , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17105, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574809

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We aimed to determine the accuracy and failure of OAK device, an automated screening, for the assessment of fall risk in a prospective cohort of healthy adults aged over 65 years. The algorithm for fall risk assessment of the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) was used as reference standard. Of the 183 individuals recruited, the CDC algorithm classified 80 as being at moderate/high risk and 103 at low risk of falling. OAK device failure incidence was 4.9% (confidence interval [CI] upper limit 7.7%), below the preset threshold for futility-early termination of the study (i.e., not above 15%). The OAK device showed a sensitivity of 84% and a specificity of 67% (receiver operating characteristic [ROC] area 82%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 76-88%), not reaching the preplanned target sensitivity (not lower than 85%). Diagnostic accuracy was not far from the sensitivity levels similar to those obtained with other fall risk assessment. However, some limitations can be considered.ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02655796.


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Acidentes por Quedas , Teste de Esforço/métodos , Programas de Rastreamento/métodos , Medição de Risco/métodos , Idoso , Desenho de Equipamento , Falha de Equipamento , Teste de Esforço/instrumentação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento/instrumentação , Estudos Prospectivos , Curva ROC , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(10): e8845, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576907

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Regucalcin is a soluble protein that is principally expressed in hepatocytes. Studies of regucalcin have mainly been conducted in animals due to a lack of commercially available kits. We aimed to develop an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to quantify serum regucalcin in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related disease. High-titer monoclonal antibodies and a polyclonal antibody to regucalcin were produced, a double-antibody sandwich ELISA method was established, and serum regucalcin was determined in 47 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, 91 HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) patients, and 33 healthy controls. The ELISA demonstrated an appropriate linear range, and high levels of reproducibility, sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and stability. The median serum regucalcin concentrations in HBV-ACLF and CHB patients were 5.46 and 3.76 ng/mL, respectively (P<0.01), which were much higher than in healthy controls (1.72 ng/mL, both P<0.01). For the differentiation of CHB patients and healthy controls, the area under curve (AUC) was 0.86 with a cut-off of 2.42 ng/mL, 85.7% sensitivity, and 78.8% specificity. In contrast, the AUC of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) was lower (AUC=0.80, P=0.01). To differentiate ACLF from CHB, the AUC was 0.72 with a cut-off of 4.26 ng/mL, 77.0% sensitivity, and 61.2% specificity while the AUC of ALT was 0.41 (P=0.07). Thus, we have developed an ELISA that is suitable for measuring serum regucalcin and have shown that serum regucalcin increased with the severity of liver injury due to HBV-related diseases, such that it appears to be more useful than ALT as a marker of liver injury.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/sangue , Hepatite B Crônica/sangue , Insuficiência Renal/sangue , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática/métodos , Feminino , Hepatite B Crônica/virologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência Renal/virologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto Jovem
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Soins Gerontol ; 24(139): 37-42, 2019.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31540720

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The demographic evolution of our society has increased the need to assess the cognitive functions of people aged over 80. These assessments are made difficult due to the specificities of this population. It is possible to clarify the issues relating to the neuropsychological assessment in geriatrics and to put forward areas for discussion.


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Avaliação Geriátrica , Testes Neuropsicológicos , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Humanos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(9): e8446, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482999

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Left atrial diameter (LAD) has been considered an independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF) relapse after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). However, whether LAD or other factors are more predictive of late recurrence in patients with paroxysmal AF remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the value of pulmonary vein (PV) parameters for predicting AF relapse 1 year after patients underwent cryoablation for paroxysmal AF. Ninety-seven patients with paroxysmal AF who underwent PVI successfully were included. PV parameters were measured through computed tomography scans prior to PVI. A total of 28 patients had recurrence of AF at one-year follow-up. The impact of several variables on recurrence was evaluated in multivariate analyses. LAD and the time from first diagnosis of AF to ablation maintained its significance in predicting the relapse of AF after relevant adjustments in multivariate analysis. When major diameter of right inferior pulmonary vein (RIPV) (net reclassification improvement (NRI) 0.179, CI=0.031-0.326, P<0.05) and cross-sectional area (CSA) of RIPV (NRI: 0.122, CI=0.004-0.240, P<0.05) entered the AF risk model separately, the added predictive capacity was large. The accuracy of the two parameters in predicting recurrence of AF were not inferior (AUC: 0.665 and 0.659, respectively) to echocardiographic LAD (AUC: 0.663). The inclusion of either RIPV major diameter or CSA of RIPV in the model increased the C-index (0.766 and 0.758, respectively). We concluded that major diameter of RIPV had predictive capacity similar to or even better than that of LAD for predicting AF relapse after cryoablation PVI.


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Fibrilação Atrial/etiologia , Átrios do Coração/anatomia & histologia , Veias Pulmonares/anatomia & histologia , Idoso , Fibrilação Atrial/cirurgia , Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Criocirurgia/métodos , Feminino , Átrios do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Veias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Recidiva , Fatores de Risco , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento
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Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr ; 87(9): 499-502, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519025

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Strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are of major economic and health-related importance to early neurological and neurosurgical rehabilitation. It is crucial to identify MRSA-carriers as soon as possible upon admission in order to prevent transmissions and to initiate contact precautions and decolonization. The present study focuses on validity of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to identify MRSA genetic material from nasopharyngeal samples (BD MAX MRSA XT, BD Diagnostics, Heidelberg, Germany) of early neurological and neurosurgical rehabilitation patients. PCR-results were compared to gold standard (culture). In 2013, 66 patients were tested using PCR and incubation within one week after admission. Sensitivity of PCR was 84.6 %, specificity 86.6 %. Positive predictive value (PPV) was only 61.1 %, while negative predictive value was as high as 95.8 %. In 39 cases, PCR and subsequent culture were done within one day, leading to a sensitivity of 100 % and a specificity of 90.3 %. In this subgroup, PPV was 72.7 %, NPV 100 %. The results from the study suggest that incubation should quickly follow a positive PCR finding (within 24 hours) in order to verify MRSA colonization. High NPV (95.8 resp. 100 %) indicate that PCR negative patients very likely are not colonized with MRSA. A positive PCR test is less reliable (due to false positive results) and should be followed by incubation in due course in order to avoid unnecessary contact precautions.


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Programas de Rastreamento/normas , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/genética , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/isolamento & purificação , Reabilitação Neurológica , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/normas , Infecções Estafilocócicas/diagnóstico , Infecções Estafilocócicas/microbiologia , Alemanha , Humanos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(8): 1018-1022, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484272

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Nucleic acid sequence-based amplification and recombinase polymerase amplification are the recently developed thermostatic amplification techniques based on PCR. This paper briefly summarizes the principle of reaction, design principle of primer and probe, advantage of these two techniques (simple, accurate, highly sensitive and rapid) and introduces the application of the techniques in the detection of pathogenic bacteria.


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Bactérias/genética , DNA Bacteriano/genética , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Replicação de Sequência Autossustentável/métodos , Primers do DNA , Humanos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Z Gastroenterol ; 57(9): 1067-1076, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31525799

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Intestinal tuberculosis is an infectious disease of the extrapulmonary manifestation with the Mycobacteria tuberculosis complex. In developed countries, this disease is rarely seen. The clinical features are heterogeneous and unspecific. Furthermore, intestinal tuberculosis poses diagnostic challenges. Regarding intestinal tuberculosis the Ziehl-Neelsen staining for acid-fast bacillus, PCR examination and culture methods show only poor sensitivity and specificity. In this case series, we present three patients suffering from intestinal tuberculosis, who were diagnosed and treated successfully. Furthermore, we review the literature about the pitfalls of the diagnostic approaches and the treatment options of intestinal tuberculosis.


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Tuberculose Gastrointestinal/diagnóstico , Biópsia , Colonoscopia , Corantes , Humanos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Coloração e Rotulagem , Tuberculose Gastrointestinal/patologia
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2529-2539, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31485768

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the potential of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in replacing routine bone-marrow biopsies (BMB) in newly diagnosed extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTCL). METHODS: Newly diagnosed patients underwent PET/CT imaging and routine BMB to assess bone/bone marrow involvement (BMI). Clinical stage and treatment plan were determined, and survival was compared. RESULTS: In a total of 101 patients, 78 were diagnosed as stage I/II and 23 as stage III/IV without using the BMB results. No BMB-positive patients were identified in stages I/II, and therefore, the BMB results did not alter the stage and treatment choice in any patients. The sensitivity and specificity of focal skeletal PET/CT lesion(s) in assessing BMI was 100% and 92.8%, respectively, taking routine BMB as the reference standard. The overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of BMB-positive patients was significantly inferior (P = 0.0011 and 0.0465, respectively, in advanced-stage patients; both P < 0.0001 in all patients), and this was corroborated by the PET/CT findings (P = 0.0006 and 0.0116, respectively, in advanced-stage patients; both P < 0.0001 in all patients). CONCLUSIONS: Based on the results, PET/CT demonstrated satisfactory predictive performance in terms of staging and prognosis in ENKTCL. BMB did not influence staging and treatment in newly diagnosed ENKTCL, and routine non-targeted BMB is not obligatory for early stage patients undergoing PET/CT. Targeted BMB is recommended to confirm BMI in advanced-stage patients.


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Medula Óssea/diagnóstico por imagem , Medula Óssea/patologia , Linfoma Extranodal de Células T-NK/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores , Biópsia , Feminino , Humanos , Linfoma Extranodal de Células T-NK/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Análise de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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Am Surg ; 85(8): 923-926, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31560313

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The extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (eFAST) ultrasound examination is an essential step in the initial assessment of trauma patients. Its accuracy depends on the ability to acquire high-quality ultrasound images, and we hypothesized that increasing BMI was associated with increased odds for incorrect eFAST. All adult blunt trauma activations at a high-volume urban trauma center in 2016 that underwent eFAST and CT chest, abdomen, and pelvis were included (n = 446). Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and accuracy of the eFAST were calculated with CT results as reference. The association of BMI and eFAST accuracy was determined using univariate analyses. Sensitivity and specificity of the eFAST examination were 27.1 per cent and 91.7 per cent, respectively, with an overall 76.2 per cent accuracy. At BMI 36 kg/m², the odds of having incorrect eFAST results increased to odds ratio (OR) = 1.85 (95% confidence interval, 1.03-3.32; P = 0.05). For those with BMI > 40 kg/m², the OR increased to OR = 3.12 (95% confidence interval, 1.45-6.69; P = 0.01). One-third of patients in this study were obese or morbidly obese. The latter was associated with increased odds for incorrect eFAST results, particularly the abdominal examination component.


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Traumatismos Abdominais/diagnóstico por imagem , Avaliação Focada com Ecografia para Trauma , Obesidade Mórbida/complicações , Traumatismos Torácicos/diagnóstico por imagem , Ferimentos não Penetrantes/diagnóstico por imagem , Acidentes por Quedas , Acidentes de Trânsito , Adulto , Índice de Massa Corporal , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sistema de Registros , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Centros de Traumatologia
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(8): 31-34, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31562713

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Background: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the detection of M. tuberculosis in pulmonary and extra pulmonary specimens and to compare it with conventional techniques. Methods: A prospective study was conducted with the introduction of GeneXpert in a tertiary care hospital which relied on microscopy and culture for diagnosis of tuberculosis. All patients for whom geneXpert was ordered by the physician were included in the study. Samples which did not have accompanying microscopy or MGIT culture requests were excluded from the analysis of the results. Sensitivity and specificity of GeneXpert was calculated using liquid culture as the reference test. Results: Xpert MTB/RIF assay was performed on 742 samples of which 116 were positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Rifampicin resistance was seen in 6 samples. The pulmonary samples showed a positivity rate of 16.8% while 17.1% of the extrapulmonary samples were positive by GeneXpert. A comparative analysis of microscopy, liquid culture and GeneXpert could be done for 88 samples. Of the 88 geneXpert positive samples, 42 were positive by smear microscopy and MGIT culture while 46 showed discordant results. Of these, 18 samples were positive by geneXpert but showed no growth in MGIT culture. 15 of these patients had undergone anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT) within the past 12 months. The sensitivity of geneXpert was 89.7% and specificity was 95.1% when compared to liquid culture as a gold standard. Sensitivity for extrapulmonary samples was 85.7% and specificity was 98.05%. Conclusion: To conclude, though GeneXpert detects tuberculosis within the shortest possible time, it still suffers from intermediate level sensitivity, which makes culture facilities relevant even in settings that offer an Xpert/Rif assay.


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Bioensaio/métodos , Mycobacterium tuberculosis , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Tuberculose/diagnóstico , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Humanos , Índia , Microscopia , Estudos Prospectivos , Rifampina , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Escarro , Tuberculose/microbiologia
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 99(36): 2836-2839, 2019 Sep 24.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550812

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Objective: To explore the significance of prostate central gland/total gland volume (PVc/PV) ratio combined with PSA in the diagnosis of PSA 4-20 ng/ml prostate cancer patients. Methods: Data of patients undergoing prostate puncture in Minghang Branch, Zhongshan Hospital from July 2015 to December 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. The anteroposterior, transverse and axial diameters of the prostate and the central prostate gland were measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The differences of tPSA, f/tPSA, PSAD and PVc/PV between the prostate cancer group and non-prostate cancer group were compared. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves of prostate cancer diagnosis were plotted according to tPSA, f/tPSA, PSAD, PVc/PV alone and PVc/PV combined with tPSA, respectively, and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated and compared using tPSA as the reference. Results: There was no significant difference in tPSA between the two groups (P>0.05). However, significant differences were observed in f/tPSA, PSAD and PVc/PV between the two groups (P<0.05). The AUC value of PVc/PV combined with tPSA, PVc/PV and PSAD was 0.901 2,0.866 7 and 0.848 1,respectively, which were statistically different from that of tPSA (P<0.05). The AUC value of f/tPSA was 0.716, which was not statistically different from that of tPSA (P>0.05). Conclusion: The PVc/PV ratio combined with tPSA can be used as an important reference index for the diagnosis of prostate cancer in PSA 4-20 ng/ml patients.


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Neoplasias da Próstata , Humanos , Masculino , Antígeno Prostático Específico , Neoplasias da Próstata/diagnóstico , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(9): 580-584, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31542900

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BACKGROUND: Whole-body integrated positron emission tomography / contrast-enhanced computed tomography (PET/CT) scan is increasingly used in cutaneous lymphomas. However, the value of PET/CT in the detection of cutaneous lesions in primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBCL) has barely been investigated. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of PET/CT in tracking cutaneous involvement in PCBCL. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 35 consecutive patients diagnosed with cutaneous B-cell lymphoma according to the World Health Organization classification who were evaluated with PET/CT as the initial staging procedure before treatment. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients met the study criteria. In two patients extracutaneous disease was detected by PET/CT and CT and confirmed by biopsy. Of the 33 patients with PCBCL, 26 (79%) had small cell PCBCL (18 marginal-zone, 8 follicle-center lymphoma) and 7 (21%) had large cell PCBCL (3 follicle-center, 3 leg-type, 1 indeterminate). PET/CT detected skin lesions in 3 of 26 patients (12%) with small-cell PCBCL as compared to 6 of 7 patients with large-cell PCBLC (86%), a 7.4-fold detection risk (95% confidence interval, 2.4-22, P = 0.004). The PET-positive subgroup was characterized by larger lesion size (P < 0.001) and a higher Ki-67 proliferation index (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The sensitivity of PET/CT for detecting cutaneous involvement of lymphomas is low for small-cell PCBCL but high for large-cell types, and thus may facilitate therapeutic strategies.


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Fluordesoxiglucose F18 , Linfoma de Células B/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos , Neoplasias Cutâneas/diagnóstico por imagem , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Pele/diagnóstico por imagem , Adulto Jovem
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Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31548466

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PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) attenuation correction of myocardial perfusion in single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) /CT systems is possibility of misregistration between emission and transmission scans. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of misregistration using a polar map of 17 segments model. METHODS: Using the fusion software, we assessed the magnitude and direction of misregistration in 200 consecutive myocardial perfusion SPECT images with 99mTechnetium (99mTc) tetrofosmin. After registration, CT data was shifted by ±1, ±2, and ±3 pixels along the cephalad/caudal, dorsal/ventral, and left/right axes, respectively. The registered image was compared with the shifted image. RESULTS: Misregistration between the SPECT and CT images occurred by 1-2 pixels in 127 cases (63.5%) and by 2 or more pixels in four cases (2%); the maximum misregistration was 1.2±0.4 pixels on average. The polar map scoring was most significantly affected by 3 pixel ventral shift. A ventral shift of 1 pixel affected the scores for the anterolateral and inferolateral segments, whereas a caudal shift of 1 pixel affected the scores for the anterior segment. CONCLUSION: Since the 17 segments model can evaluate the position more precisely than the five segments model, it is possible to evaluate up to 1 pixel misregistration.


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Artefatos , Tomografia Computadorizada de Emissão de Fóton Único , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tecnécio , Tomografia Computadorizada de Emissão de Fóton Único/normas , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/normas
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(8): 532-537, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31474015

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BACKGROUND: Implant-related spinal infections are a surgical complication associated with high morbidity. Due to infection, hardware removal may be necessary, which could lead to pseudarthrosis and the loss of stability and alignment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy and diagnostic value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) in the workup of patients with suspected implant-related infections of the spine and to assess the clinical impact of PET/CT results on the management of these infections. METHODS: The study included nine consecutive patients with a history of spinal surgery who underwent PET/CT for evaluation of suspected spinal implant related infection. All imaging studies were performed between January 2011 and December 2013. All 18F-FDG PET/CT scans were performed on an 8 slice PET/CT following an 18F-FDG injection. Images were scored both visually and semi-quantitatively by a radiology expert. Results were compared to additional imaging studies when available, which were correlated to clinical and bacteriological findings allowing calculation of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. RESULTS: Among the patients, five experienced hardware-related spinal infection. 18F-FDG PET/CT sensitivity was 80%, specificity 100%, and accuracy 88.9%. One scan produced a false negative; however, a second PET/CT scan revealed an infection. CONCLUSIONS: PET/CT was found to be valuable for the diagnosis of postoperative hardware-related spinal infection, especially when other imaging modalities were uninformative or inconclusive. As such, PET/CT could be useful for management of infection treatment.


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Fluordesoxiglucose F18 , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/diagnóstico por imagem , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos , Coluna Vertebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/patologia , Infecções Relacionadas à Prótese/patologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Coluna Vertebral/patologia
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Medicina (B Aires) ; 79(4): 271-275, 2019.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487246

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There is much controversy about the benefits of the use of serum calcitonin (CT) in the initial evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules. The objective of the study was to early identify medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) through the routine measurement of CT in thyroid nodular pathology in a large cohort of patients from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Consecutive patients with nodular thyroid disease (n=1017) were studied. CT was measured by chemiluminescence, normal value: up to 18 pg/ml in men and 12 pg/ml in women. In two patients, hypercalcitoninemia was confirmed in repeated measurements. Fine needle aspiration with CT measurement in the needle wash fluid identified MTC in nodules with citology abnormalities. The genetic study was positive in one patient (mutation exon 14, Val804Met, MTC familiar). The other presented a polymorphism (exon 13 L769L heterozygous - exon 15 S904S heterozygous). In both cases, CT was normalized 3 months after surgery and remained normal after 6 years of follow-up. The routine measurement of CT in thyroid nodular pathology was useful to detect two cases of MTC, one of them sporadic and the other familiar in this cohort. The prevalence of MTC was 0.2%.


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Calcitonina/sangue , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Biópsia por Agulha Fina , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/sangue , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Diagnóstico Precoce , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Luminescência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/sangue , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Nódulo da Glândula Tireoide/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 9: CD009551, 2019 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31478559

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BACKGROUND: This is an update of the original review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 10, 2015.Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is the most common life-threatening opportunistic invasive mould infection in immunocompromised people. Early diagnosis of IA and prompt administration of appropriate antifungal treatment are critical to the survival of people with IA. Antifungal drugs can be given as prophylaxis or empirical therapy, instigated on the basis of a diagnostic strategy (the pre-emptive approach) or for treating established disease. Consequently, there is an urgent need for research into both new diagnostic tools and drug treatment strategies. Increasingly, newer methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect fungal nucleic acids are being investigated. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overall summary of the diagnostic accuracy of PCR-based tests on blood specimens for the diagnosis of IA in immunocompromised people. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1946 to June 2015) and Embase (1980 to June 2015). We also searched LILACS, DARE, Health Technology Assessment, Web of Science and Scopus to June 2015. We checked the reference lists of all the studies identified by the above methods and contacted relevant authors and researchers in the field. For this review update we updated electronic searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2018, Issue 3) in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE via Ovid (June 2015 to March week 2 2018); and Embase via Ovid (June 2015 to 2018 week 12). SELECTION CRITERIA: We included studies that: i) compared the results of blood PCR tests with the reference standard published by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG); ii) reported data on false-positive, true-positive, false-negative and true-negative results of the diagnostic tests under investigation separately; and iii) evaluated the test(s) prospectively in cohorts of people from a relevant clinical population, defined as a group of individuals at high risk for invasive aspergillosis. Case-control and retrospective studies were excluded from the analysis. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Authors independently assessed quality and extracted data. For PCR assays, we evaluated the requirement for either one or two consecutive samples to be positive for diagnostic accuracy. We investigated heterogeneity by subgroup analyses. We plotted estimates of sensitivity and specificity from each study in receiver operating characteristics (ROC) space and constructed forest plots for visual examination of variation in test accuracy. We performed meta-analyses using the bivariate model to produce summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity. MAIN RESULTS: We included 29 primary studies (18 from the original review and 11 from this update), corresponding to 34 data sets, published between 2000 and 2018 in the meta-analyses, with a mean prevalence of proven or probable IA of 16.3 (median prevalence 11.1% , range 2.5% to 57.1%). Most patients had received chemotherapy for haematological malignancy or had undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Several PCR techniques were used among the included studies. The sensitivity and specificity of PCR for the diagnosis of IA varied according to the interpretative criteria used to define a test as positive. The summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity were 79.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) 71.0 to 85.5) and 79.6% (95% CI 69.9 to 86.6) for a single positive test result, and 59.6% (95% CI 40.7 to 76.0) and 95.1% (95% CI 87.0 to 98.2) for two consecutive positive test results. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: PCR shows moderate diagnostic accuracy when used as screening tests for IA in high-risk patient groups. Importantly the sensitivity of the test confers a high negative predictive value (NPV) such that a negative test allows the diagnosis to be excluded. Consecutive positives show good specificity in diagnosis of IA and could be used to trigger radiological and other investigations or for pre-emptive therapy in the absence of specific radiological signs when the clinical suspicion of infection is high. When a single PCR positive test is used as the diagnostic criterion for IA in a population of 100 people with a disease prevalence of 16.3% (overall mean prevalence), three people with IA would be missed (sensitivity 79.2%, 20.8% false negatives), and 17 people would be unnecessarily treated or referred for further tests (specificity of 79.6%, 21.4% false positives). If we use the two positive test requirement in a population with the same disease prevalence, it would mean that nine IA people would be missed (sensitivity 59.6%, 40.4% false negatives) and four people would be unnecessarily treated or referred for further tests (specificity of 95.1%, 4.9% false positives). Like galactomannan, PCR has good NPV for excluding disease, but the low prevalence of disease limits the ability to rule in a diagnosis. As these biomarkers detect different markers of disease, combining them is likely to prove more useful.


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Aspergilose/sangue , Aspergilose/diagnóstico , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Infecções Oportunistas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Infecções Oportunistas/sangue , Infecções Oportunistas/diagnóstico , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31558930

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. The diagnosis is confirmed by urine culture which is costly and takes at least 24 hours before results are known. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of dipstick test for the diagnosis of UTI in symptomatic adult patients. We conducted a cross-sectional study in the department of Infectious Diseases, Sousse-Tunisia during a two-year period. We included all patients with clinical signs of UTI. Urine samples were tested for the presence of leukocyte esterase (LE) and nitrites. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of LE and nitrites were calculated against urine culture as gold standard. Four hundred thirty one patients, 139 men (32%) and 292 women (68%) were included. One hundred sixty six patients (39%) had UTI. The most frequently isolated microorganism was Escherichia coli (75%). LE had a high sensitivity (87%) but a low specificity (64%), while nitrites had a high specificity (95%) but a low sensitivity (48%). Combined positive LE and nitrites had a high PPV (85%) and combined negative LE and nitrites had a high NPV (92%), while positive LE combined with negative nitrites had a low PPV (47%) and a low NPV (53%). In conclusion, in adult patients with UTI symptoms, an alternate diagnosis should be considered if the LE is negative, while an early empirical antibiotic therapy against Enterobacteriaceae should be started if the nitrites are positive.


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Hidrolases de Éster Carboxílico/urina , Infecções por Escherichia coli/diagnóstico , Nitritos/urina , Infecções Urinárias/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bacteriúria/diagnóstico , Bacteriúria/microbiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Fitas Reagentes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tunísia , Urinálise/métodos , Infecções Urinárias/microbiologia , Adulto Jovem
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