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This paper attempts to investigate the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for the diagnosis of colon cancer. Serum taken from 75 healthy volunteers, 65 colon cancer patients and 60 post-operation colon cancer patients was measured in this…

In this study, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) was used to investigate the spectral characteristics of blood serum for the purpose of diagnosing stomach diseases. SERS spectral data was collected from patients with atrophic gastritis, both…

Most children with psychosocial problems do not present for treatment in mental health settings. They are managed by primary care physicians. Children with psychosocial problems often have parents and/or families with psychosocial distress. The…

The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) in older ED patients with acute nontraumatic abdominal pain, describe the most common diagnostic CT findings, and determine the proportion of…

P>Background: The study of the clinical and electrophysiological effects of eye muscle surgery on patients with infantile nystagmus has broadened our knowledge of the disease and its interventions. Design: Prospective, comparative, interventional…

Altered mental status is a common chief compliant among older patients in the emergency department (ED). Acute changes in mental status are more concerning and are usually secondary to delirium, stupor, and coma. Although stupor and coma are easily…

Background: Spondylolysis defects detected by nuclear scintigraphy but not by plain radiographs represent early lesions. Functional outcome and eventual bony union of these defects are unknown. Hypothesis: Defects with greater degree of healing…

Study design: Case reports and survey of literature. Objective: Case reports of two women with tuberculosis (TB) of the spine (Pott's disease) presenting with severe back pain and diagnosed as compression fracture are described. Physicians should…

To determine whether Black women with symptoms of uterine corpus cancer had longer times from symptom recognition to initial medical consultation than did White women in the United States, 331 newly diagnosed patients living in Atlanta (GA), New…

The purpose of this study is to critically investigate the anatomy of the deep posterior compartment of the leg, Specifically, the relationship of the deep posterior compartment to the superficial posterior compartment and their Insertion onto the…

P>Objectives and aims: The primary aim was to determine the frequency of anesthetic-related complications for patients with malignant infantile osteopetrosis (MIOP) before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The secondary aims were…

OBJECTIVE. We sought to compare image quality, contrast enhancement, and radiation dose in patients undergoing ECG-triggered high-pitch helical CT or non-ECG-synchronized helical CT of the thoracoabdominal aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS. We…

With the recent FDA approval for characterization of focal liver lesions (FLL) in both pediatric and adult patients using Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride microbubbles), increased use of ultrasound contrast for routine clinical use is expected. This…

Background: Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (FTC) is an aggressive but rare tumor. Worldwide, more than 1,500 cases have been published, and about 20 new cases are added every year. isolated fallopian tube torsion (IFTT) is an unusual and uncommon…

Assessment of laboratory values is an important function of nursing practice. Rheumatologic laboratory assessment, in particular, can be complex because few findings are actually pathognomonic. This article provides a perspective on an interpretive…

Endocarditis due to Escherichia coli is rare. The case of a 79-year-old woman with E. coli bacteremia and multiple hemorrhagic cerebral infarcts is reported. A two-dimensional echocardiogram showed no evidence of a vegetation. While she was receiving…

Objectives: To review the clinical and laboratory findings of 108 adult patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia admitted to a community hospital and to determine the value of sputum Gram stains and cultures in the diagnosis of pneumococcal…

Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of azithromycin dihydrate monotherapy with those of a combination of cefuroxime axetil plus erythromycin as empirical therapy for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients. Methods: Patients…

The Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) urinary antigen (UAg) test is a commonly used assay. The purpose cif this study was to evaluate the test's actual performance in the clinical setting and determine the effects of renal function, grade of bacteremia,…

The opportunity to examine the defleshed skeleton of an individual diagnosed in life (Hamann-Todd collection, individual 2036) afforded a unique opportunity to demonstrate the bone damage characteristic of at least one form of juvenile rheumatoid…

Noninvasive diagnostic studies, i.e., sputum gram stain, sputum culture, blood culture and antigen detection assays will assist the clinician in the selection of initial antimicrobial therapy in some patients. These tests may be even more valuable in…

Renal cell carcinoma is known as one of the "great mimics encountered in clinical medicine," along with syphilis and tuberculosis (1), It can present clinically as a wide range of symptoms, with a classic triad described as hematuria, pain, and a…

Neurocysticercosis is a significant public health issue within the United States. Although cysticercosis was once thought to have been eradicated in the United States, the number of documented cases is rising and immigrants from endemic areas are at…

Within the field of elastography, a relatively new approach analyzes the limiting case of shear waves established as a reverberant field. In this framework, it is assumed that a distribution of shear waves exists, oriented across all directions in 3D…

Seasonal influenza remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The Infectious Diseases Society of America has published an update of the clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of seasonal influenza. The guideline…

Background The purpose of this initial investigation was to begin to understand the routine twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (TAPS) monitoring practices of maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFM specialists) in the United States in the absence of…

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