Atypical Infraglottic Lesion

A cigarette smoker in his 50s with a history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, colon adenocarcinoma, and hyperuricemia presented with an asymptomatic right vocal fold mass found incidentally during esophagogastroduodenoscopy; he denied fevers or weight loss. What is your diagnosis?
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Authors: Sehgal V, Rosenfeld A, Graham DG, Lipman G, Bisschops R, Ragunath K, Rodriguez-Justo M, Novelli M, Banks MR, Haidry RJ, Lovat LB Abstract Introduction: Barrett's oesophagus (BE) is a precursor to oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Endoscopic surveillance is performed to detect dysplasia arising in BE as it is likely to be amenable to curative treatment. At present, there are no guidelines on who should perform surveillance endoscopy in BE. Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that generates simple rules, known as decision trees (DTs). We hypothesised that a DT generated from rec...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to observe if mild hyperuricemia and a high-fructose diet influence the cardiovascular and metabolic systems in hypogonadic female Wistar rats compared to normogonadic female rats. Methods: Fifty-six (56) adult female Wistar rats were used in the present work. Animals were divided into two groups: normogonadic (NGN) and hypogonadic (HGN). These groups were also divided into four subgroups in accordance with the treatment: control with only water (C), fructose (F), oxonic acid (OA), and fructose + oxonic acid (FOA). Lipid profile, glycemia, uric acid, and creatinine determina...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Conclusion: A significant association between NAFLD and carotid stenosis is found in a Chinese population. PMID: 30246712 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Authors: Hošnjak L, Poljak M Abstract A total of 203 reports published between 1982 and 2017 on the association between human papillomaviruses (HPV) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), originating from 187 studies performed in 32 countries from six continents, were selected and reviewed. The selected studies included a total of 14,788 ESCC cases; the presence of HPV infection was detected in 30.9% of cases (95% CI 30.1-31.6%) and was the highest in regions with the highest incidence of ESCC. Across studies published in the last 6 years, Alphapapillomavirus species were detected in 31.1% of ESCCs (...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica - Category: Dermatology Tags: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat Source Type: research
HIGH BLOOD pressure symptoms are rarely noticeable, however they are sometimes present when blood pressure is severely high. Bleeding from a particular part of the body could indicate what is known as ‘malignant hypertension’.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Although we tend to associate high blood pressure with heart attacks and strokes, new evidence suggests it’s also linked to dementia. Here, we reveal what you can be doing to minimise the risks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
​BY NOURA MAHDI; DARRON LEWIS; JEREMY OSBORNE; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 73-year-old man was brought to the emergency department from his nursing home for rectal bleeding and anemia. The patient mentioned he had had episodes of bright red rectal bleeding and constipation for a few months. A colonoscopy had been done prior to the visit, which revealed a large intestine tumor and biopsy confirming adenocarcinoma. He was awaiting an appointment with his surgeon.The patient reported bloody rectal leakage, and a CBC done at the nursing home showed a hemoglobin level of 7.2. He also complained of dyspnea but denied any other s...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Serum CgA is a sensitive and effective noninvasive laboratory test for the clinical detection and management of NETs. Awareness of the pitfalls of the tests in patients with non-NET conditions, particularly chronic diseases and use of certain drugs, is important to be considered during the interpretation of the CgA levels. PMID: 29026467 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
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