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Acta Clinica Belgica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074705/an-uncommon-cause-of-sciatic-pain-tuberculous-osteomyelitis-of-the-ischial-tuberosity
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Pieter De Mulder, Charlotte Harth, Louis Ide, Jurgen Vallaeys, Nick Baelde, Thomas De Bo
A 66-year-old Caucasian female presented with insidious sciatic pain leading to an uncommon diagnosis of tuberculous osteomyelitis with unknown portal entry. The patient did not report a history of a previous tuberculosis (TB) infection and her chest X-ray was negative for TB. Considering TB in the differential diagnosis of a 'bone abscess', it is of paramount importance to come to a correct diagnosis. Conventional radiographs still remain the first-line imaging modality for evaluation of skeletal symptomatology...
January 11, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067125/value-of-non-identified-anca-non-pr3-non-mpo-in-the-diagnosis-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-granulomatosis
#2
Mélanie Givaudan, Frédéric Vandergheynst, Patrick Stordeur, Annick Ocmant, Christian Melot, Valérie Gangji, Muhammad S Soyfoo
OBJECTIVE: Determine the frequency of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) associated with non-identified ANCA (non-MPO, non-PR3 ANCA) and secondarily compare their clinic with GPA associated with MPO-positive or PR3-positive ANCA. METHODS: In a monocentric retrospective observational study, clinical data of 398 patients with non-identified ANCA (titer of ANCA at least 1/80 by immunofluorescence on ethanol fixed PMN) was gathered over a period of 6 years. GPA patients from this population were compared with GPA patients with identified ANCA on the basis of clinical, biological, immunological and histological features...
January 9, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056665/the-patient-perspective-on-the-effects-of-medical-record-accessibility-a-systematic-review
#3
Peter Vermeir, Sophie Degroote, Dominique Vandijck, Hanne Van Tiggelen, Renaat Peleman, Rik Verhaeghe, An Mariman, Dirk Vogelaers
BACKGROUND: Health care is shifting from a paternalistic to a participatory model, with increasing patient involvement. Medical record accessibility to patients may contribute significantly to patient comanagement. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the patient perspective of effects of personal medical record accessibility on the individual patient, patient-physician relationship and quality of medical care. METHODS: Screening of PubMed, Web of Science, Cinahl, and Cochrane Library on the keywords 'medical record', 'patient record', 'communication', 'patient participation', 'doctor-patient relationship', 'physician-patient relationship' between 1 January 2002 and 31 January 2016; systematic review after assessment for methodological quality...
January 6, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050944/are-future-medical-oncologists-sufficiently-trained-to-communicate-about-palliative-care-the-medical-oncology-curriculum-in-flanders-belgium
#4
M Horlait, S Van Belle, M Leys
BACKGROUND: Palliative care is considered an integral part of oncology and communicating this with patients is an unavoidable task for oncologists. This contribution investigated to what extent communication skills for communicating palliative care with patients are trained in the formal academic training program in medical oncology in Flanders, Belgium. The programme is based on the recommendations for a Global Core Curriculum in Medical Oncology, developed by The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) together with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)...
January 4, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019191/you-suffer-from-what-you-eat-beware-of-row-undercooked-spoiled-inadequately-preserved-fish
#5
Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas G Kounis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019140/cutaneous-mucormycosis-as-result-of-insulin-administration-in-an-aml-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Anke Delie, Philip Vlummens, David Creytens, Eva Steel
We present a case of cutaneous mucormycosis in a patient with several important risk factors precipitating disease, namely underlying acute myeloid leukaemia and poorly controlled secondary diabetes. Inoculation was most likely caused by repeated minor trauma (insulin injection) at the site of infection. Treatment consisted of surgical debridement and liposomal Amphotericin B (LAmB) during 71 days. Posaconazole had already been initiated prior to infection as primary antifungal prophylaxis but was discontinued during follow-up as susceptibility testing later revealed resistance to posaconazole...
December 26, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997286/kounis-syndrome-following-canned-tuna-fish-ingestion
#7
Luisa De Gennaro, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Nicola Locuratolo, Massimo Ruggiero, Manuela Resta, Giuseppe Diaferia, Michele Rana, Pasquale Caldarola
Kounis syndrome (KS) is a complex of cardiovascular symptoms and signs following either allergy or hypersensitivity and anaphylactic or anaphylactoid insults. We report the case of 57-year-old man, with hypertension and history of allergy, referred for facial rash and palpitations appeared after consumption of canned tuna fish. Suddenly, the patient collapsed: electrocardiogram showed ST-elevation in inferior leads. The patient was transferred from the spoke emergency room for coronary angio, which did not show any sign of coronary atherosclerosis...
December 20, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996889/correlation-of-mri-features-and-pathohistological-prognostic-factors-in-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
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Ana Marija Alduk, Iva Brcic, Paula Podolski, Maja Prutki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to correlate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of invasive ductal carcinomas (IDC) with pathohistological prognostic factors. Such an association, if present, could have significant translational implications for early identification of aggressive types of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and fourteen consecutive women with IDC who underwent breast MRI within one month prior to surgery were included in this retrospective study...
December 20, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960654/a-case-of-dose-escalation-of-quetiapine-in-persistent-insomnia-disorder
#9
Claudia Cornelis, Ann Van Gastel, Glenn Dumont, Violette Coppens, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens, Filip Van Den Eede
Quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is recommended for the treatment of schizophrenia and mood disorders. In addition, given its sedative effects, a low dose of the agent is also widely used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and sleep disturbances. In this case study, quetiapine was the first effective drug in reducing chronic insomnia in a male patient with a long treatment history. Because its effect declined over time, in the course of two years, a gradual dose increase led to a posology 50 times higher than the off-label dosage used to obtain sedation, i...
December 14, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917697/current-and-future-biomarkers-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#10
Pieter-Jan Cuyle, Hans Prenen
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. CRC develops as a consequence of genomic instability, characterized by various genetic and epigenetic alterations. Its molecular heterogeneity explains the large variability in patient prognosis and treatment response, emphasizing the need for development of accurate prognostic and predictive biomarkers. This article delineates the different pathways of colorectal carcinogenesis and its molecular subtype classification. With this review, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future biomarkers guiding clinical decision-making and CRC treatment...
December 5, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892847/international-adoption-from-ethiopia-an-overview-of-the-health-status-at-arrival-in-belgium
#11
Lydia Van Kesteren, Marek Wojciechowski
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is a densely populated country with a fast growing economy. Still socioeconomic and health issues render many children parentless. One thousand and twenty eight Ethiopian children have been adopted in Belgium from September 2005 to September 2015. Little has been published about their health status at arrival. METHODS: Three hundred and fifteen children adopted from Ethiopia were clinically evaluated at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2014...
November 28, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806679/neurobrucellosis-and-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
#12
Omer Ć Ibrahimagić, Dževdet Smajlović, Zikrija Dostović, Amra Iljazović, Biljana Kojić, Lejla Zonić
OBJECTIVES: To present a case of co-occurrence of neurobrucellosis and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. METHODS: Case report. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:  We presented 49-year-old Caucasian domicile female-farmer with a history of headache, weakness, and vomiting for a period of three months. Also, she had significant papilledema. We diagnosed rare co-morbidity of neurobrucellosis (confirmed after ELISA-test in serum samples and CSF analysis of pleocytosis/increase in protein/decrease in glucose level) in the setting of cerebral venous thrombosis developed in left sigmoid/left transverse sinus (confirmed after MRV of brain)...
November 2, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800714/lung-damage-due-to-low-voltage-electrical-injury
#13
Harun Karamanli, R Akgedik
Contact with high- or low-voltage electricity can cause injury. Low-voltage damage is more common and widespread, although there is little information on it in the literature. Exposure to an electrical current can effect every organ system in the body. The degree of damage is related to many factors, including the duration of exposure, type of current, and nature of the affected tissue. An unusual low-voltage electrical injury with a serious pulmonary lesion is presented, including the clinical intervention and imaging findings...
November 1, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796180/evaluation-of-a-new-automated-microscopy-urine-sediment-analyser-sedimax-contrust%C3%A2
#14
Laura Bogaert, Bart Peeters, Jaak Billen
This study evaluated the performance of the stand-alone sediMAX conTRUST (77Elektronika, Budapest, Hungary) analyser as an alternative to microscopic analysis of urine. The validation included a precision, carry-over, categorical correlation and diagnostic performance study with manual phase-contrast microscopy as reference method. A total of 260 routine urine samples were assessed. The within-run precision was much better at higher concentrations than at very low concentrations. The precision met our predefined limits for all the elements at the different concentrations, with the exception of the lowest RBC, the WBC, pathological casts and crystals count...
October 31, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774856/st-depression-in-right-precordial-leads-with-inferior-stemi-and-occluded-right-coronary-artery-intertwined-anatomy-and-ischemic-areas
#15
Luisa De Gennaro, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Massimo Ruggiero, David Rutigliano, Nicola Locuratolo, Matteo Di Biase, Pasquale Caldarola
Right coronary artery (RCA) occlusion in inferior acute myocardial infarction is usually heralded by ST-elevation both in inferior and in right precordial leads. We report the case of a 68-year-old male, who presented marked ST-elevation in inferior leads, mirrored by ST-depression in anterior-septal and lateral leads. Right precordial lead electrocardiogram unexpectedly showed ST-depression V1R-V5R leads. Coronary angiography showed mid-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary near-complete occlusion with distal wrapping LAD...
October 23, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004606/abstracts-for-acta-clinica-belgica-26th-meeting-of-the-belgian-endocrine-society
#16
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December 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004605/abstracts-for-acta-clinica-belgica-25th-meeting-of-the-belgian-endocrine-society
#17
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December 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884091/whipple-s-disease
#18
Thomas Marth
In recent years, it has become apparent that Tropheryma whipplei not only causes a chronic multisystemic infection which is often preceded by arthropathies for many years, well known as 'classical' Whipple's disease, but also clinically becomes manifest with localized organ affections and acute (transient) infections in children. T. whipplei is found ubiquitously in the environment and colonizes in some healthy carriers. In this review, we highlight new aspects of this enigmatic infectious disorder.
December 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884088/physiopathology-clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hyponatremia
#19
Fabrice Gankam Kengne
Hyponatremia is the commonest electrolyte disorder encountered in clinical practice. It develops when the mechanisms regulating water and electrolyte handling are impaired, which in many instances occur in the setting of concurrent diseases such as heart failure, liver failure, renal failure etc… Hyponatremia as an electrolyte disorder has several specificities: when profound it can be quickly fatal and when moderate it carries a high risk of mortality and morbidity, but at the same time incorrect treatment of profound hyponatremia can lead to debilitating neurological disease and it remains unclear if treatment of moderate hyponatremia is associated with a decrease in mortality and morbidity...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377292/effects-of-two-different-exercise-programs-on-chronic-fatigue-in-lupus-patients
#20
Marie Avaux, Pauline Hoellinger, Séverine Nieuwland-Husson, Virginie Fraselle, Geneviève Depresseux, Frédéric A Houssiau
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue is a major complaint of patients with systemic lupus erythemasosus (SLE). While several studies have demonstrated the benefits of exercise, the effects of supervised training were never compared to those of home training. METHODS: Forty-five SLE patients suffering from fatigue, as defined by Krupp's fatigue severity scale (FSS) ≥ 3.7, were randomized in 3 groups: supervised training group (STG), home training group (HTG), and control group (CG)...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
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