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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310421/assessment-of-change-in-glucose-metabolism-in-white-matter-of-amyloid-positive-patients-with-alzheimer-disease-using-f-18-fdg-pet
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Young Jin Jeong, Hyun Jin Yoon, Do-Young Kang
In Alzheimer disease (AD), neuroinflammation is an important process related to the deposition of beta-amyloid plaques and the activation of microglia. The inflammatory process can occur in both the gray matter and the white matter. We evaluated glucose metabolism of the white matter in AD patients and compared the value with cognitive parameters of the patients.Eighteen AD patients and 18 healthy subjects underwent F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and F-18 florbetaben positron emission tomography (PET). After segmentation of the white matter in both PET images, the specific binding ratio (SBR) of the global and regional cerebral white matter was checked...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310420/the-role-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-oligometastatic-colorectal-cancer-clinical-case-report-of-a-long-responder-patient-treated-with-regorafenib-beyond-progression
#2
Michela Roberto, Rosa Falcone, Federica Mazzuca, Livia Archibugi, Nadia Castaldi, Andrea Botticelli, Mattia Falchetto Osti, Paolo Marchetti
RATIONALE: Regorafenib is the new standard third-line therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). However, the reported 1-year overall survival rate does not exceed 25%. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old man affected by mCRC, treated with regorafenib combined with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), showing a durable response. INTERVENTIONS: After 6 months of regorafenib, a PET/CT scan revealed a focal uptake in a solid lung nodule which was treated with SBRT, whereas continuing regorafenib administration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310419/proliferative-lupus-nephritis-in-the-absence-of-overt-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-historical-study-of-12-adult-patients
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Maxime Touzot, Cécile Saint-Pastou Terrier, Stanislas Faguer, Ingrid Masson, Hélène François, Lionel Couzi, Aurélie Hummel, Nathalie Quellard, Guy Touchard, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Jean-Michel Goujon, Eric Daugas
Severe lupus nephritis in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare condition with an unclear clinical presentation and outcome.We conducted a historical observational study of 12 adult (age >18 years) patients with biopsy-proven severe lupus nephritis or lupus-like nephritis without SLE immunological markers at diagnosis or during follow-up. Excluded were patients with chronic infections with HIV or hepatitis B or C; patients with a bacterial infectious disease; and patients with pure membranous nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310418/improvements-in-osteoporosis-testing-and-care-are-found-following-the-wide-scale-implementation-of-the-ontario-fracture-clinic-screening-program-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
#4
Dorcas E Beaton, Muhammad Mamdani, Hong Zheng, Susan Jaglal, Suzanne M Cadarette, Earl R Bogoch, Joanna E M Sale, Rebeka Sujic, Ravi Jain
We evaluated a system-wide impact of a health intervention to improve treatment of osteoporosis after a fragility fracture. The intervention consisted of assigning a screening coordinator to selected fracture clinics to identify, educate, and follow up with fragility fracture patients and inform their physicians of the need to evaluate bone health. Thirty-seven hospitals in the province of Ontario (Canada) were assigned a screening coordinator. Twenty-three similar hospitals were control sites. All hospitals had orthopedic services and handled moderate-to-higher volumes of fracture patients...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310417/interleukin-10-gene-rs1800896-polymorphism-increases-risk-of-acute-pancreatitis
#5
Hongmei Zhou, Ailing Liu, Bingzhi Zhou, Cunxin Zhao, Guangjun Jin
BACKGROUND: The association between interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene rs1800896 polymorphism and susceptibility to acute pancreatitis (AP) has been investigated in several studies, but with contradictory findings. Therefore, a comprehensive meta-analysis is needed to assess the strength of such association. METHODS: Literatures on PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI were searched to identify relevant studies. The strength of association between IL-10 gene rs1800896 polymorphism and AP risk was assessed using pooled odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310416/medium-term-outcome-of-closed-radial-wedge-osteotomy-of-the-distal-radius-for-preiser-disease-with-concomitant-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#6
Yuji Tomori, Takuya Sawaizumi, Nanno Mitsuhiko, Shinro Takai
RATIONALE: Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid or lunate bone are known as Preiser disease and Kienböck disease, respectively. Although there are reports of avascular necrosis involving more than one carpal bone, concurrent idiopathic avascular necrosis of the scaphoid and lunate bones is rare, with only five cases reported in the English literature (including the two herein). Although the optimum treatment for Preiser disease with concomitant Kienböck disease has not been established, our cases underwent closed radial wedge osteotomy based on the evidence of satisfactory outcomes for treating Kienböck disease...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310415/cisplatin-induced-sudden-cardiac-death-with-hemodynamic-collapse-a-severe-adverse-drug-reaction-case-report
#7
Silvijus Abramavicius, Marius Zemaitis, Vidas Pilvinis, Edmundas Kadusevicius
RATIONALE: Cisplatin is responsible for a significant percentage of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in oncology setting. A great proportion of cisplatin-induced severe adverse events are difficult to foresee, and giving premedication does not always prevent the occurrence of such events. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old woman with progressive T4 N0 M0 stage IV pleural mesothelioma experienced cardiac arrest with hemodynamic collapse after cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy administration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310414/left-extensive-infection-in-the-forearm-caused-by-whitlow-infected-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#8
Tao Wang, Gang Zhao, Yong-Jun Rui, Zheng-Feng Lu, Jing-Yi Mi
INTRODUCTION: Whitlow is a common disease in clinic, characterized by pain and swelling of finger. However, few articles had reported on extensive infection in the forearm caused by whitlow infected by mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 70-year-old Chinese female complained of fester in back of left hand for 5 days. She had a history of recurrent whitlow for 14 months and pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). She received treatment in another hospital due to whitlow on July 2016...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310413/usefulness-of-combined-percutaneous-endoscopic-rendezvous-techniques-after-failed-therapeutic-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiography-in-the-era-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-rendezvous
#9
Min Jae Yang, Jin Hong Kim, Jae Chul Hwang, Byung Moo Yoo, Soon Sun Kim, Sun Gyo Lim, Je Hwan Won
The rendezvous approach is a salvage technique after failure of endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). In certain circumstances, percutaneous-endoscopic rendezvous (PE-RV) is preferred, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous (EUS-RV) is difficult to perform. We aimed to evaluate PE-RV outcomes, describe the PE-RV techniques, and identify potential indications for PE-RV over EUS-RV.Retrospective analysis was conducted of a prospectively designed ERC database between January 2005 and December 2016 at a tertiary referral center including cases where PE-RV was used as a salvage procedure after ERC failure...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310412/kimura-disease-of-buccal-region-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
#10
Dong Hoon Lee, Ga-Eon Kim, Eunmi Yang, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim
RATIONALE: Kimura disease is a rare benign, chronic inflammatory disorder that typically presents with slowly enlarging, nontender, subcutaneous swellings in the head and neck region. The occurrence of Kimura disease in the oral cavity is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 16-year-old boy presented with a complaint of a right painless buccal mass of 3 years' duration. DIAGNOSIS: The patient had been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and treated with corticosteroid at the age of 5 years...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310411/evaluating-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-third-trimester-abdominal-pregnancy-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#11
Mei-Xiang Deng, Yu Zou
INTRODUCTION: A 33-week abdominal pregnancy is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy that is potentially life-threatening for the mother and fetus. Reports of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the third-trimester abdominal pregnancy are very few. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 24-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1, living 0) at 33 weeks' gestation presented to local hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding for 2 months and lower abdominal pain for 2 days. Then, the woman was transferred to our hospital for suspected abdominal pregnancy, which was confirmed at our hospital on ultrasonography and further evaluated in detail on MRI...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310410/a-care-compliant-article-a-case-of-retrograde-intussusception-with-uncut-roux-en-y-anastomosis-after-radical-total-gastrectomy-review-of-the-literature
#12
Youxin Zhou, Fengfeng Wang, Yong Ji, Jian Lv
RATIONALE: Postoperative intussusception is an unusual clinical entity and is rarely encountered as a complication following gastrectomy, especially radical total gastrectomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 74-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with complaints of melena and hematemesis. And the endoscopic biopsy confirmed the poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Radical total gastrectomy with Uncut Roux-en-Y reconstruction was performed. On the third postoperative day (POD3), the patient complained of paroxysmal pain around the umbilicus, accompanied by nausea and vomiting...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310409/analysis-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-complicated-cervical-severe-adhesion-atresia-after-removal-of-endometrial-stromal-nodule-a-case-report
#13
Rui Zhang, Pei Gu, Qi Liu, Bin Li, Wenpei Bai
RATIONALE: Endometrial stromal nodule (ESN) is a rare benign endometrial stroma tumor.Experiences are helpful for avoiding and treating similar postoperative complications (cervical adhesions and atresia). PATIENT CONCERNS: When appearing in the cervical, this tumor can easily lead to complications after the surgical resection. The diagnosis and postsurgery complication of a young woman's ESN was reported here. DIAGNOSES: The postoperative pathological diagnosis was ESN...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310408/case-report-repairing-orbital-skin-defects-using-composite-flaps-after-giant-eyelid-derived-tumor-excision-and-orbital-exenteration
#14
Bin Fan, Jian-Ju Liu, Bei-Fen Wang, Ying-Jian Sun, Guang-Yu Li
RATIONALE: Though giant malignant tumors arising in the eyelid are rare, they often require extensive surgery for removal along with orbital exenteration. Because of this, repairing orbital defects is an important factor in the surgical strategy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Case 1 was a 78-year-old nomad man who presented in the Department of Ophthalmology with a giant tumor in his right eyelid, which had developed over three years. Clinical examination revealed a huge pigmented, nonhealing ulcerated lesion, approximately 52×44×40 mm in size...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310407/shoulder-dislocation-combined-with-proximal-humerus-fracture-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Sheng Jin, Haiqing Cai, Yunlan Xu
RATIONALE: Proximal humerus fracture occuring simultaneously with dislocation of a shoulder in children is extremely rare, with only a few recent reports of on such cases having been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 6-year-old girl fell from a ladder and landed on her dominant right arm with pain in the right shoulder and unable to perform movements; her shoulder did not allow for passive movements as well. DIAGNOSES: Proximal humerus fracture combined with shoulder dislocation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310406/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-originating-from-internal-jugular-vein-outflow-impairment-a-case-report
#16
Chunxiao Li, Li Sun, Xiuzhen Zhao, Mingqin Zhu, Ying Zhang
RATIONALE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) comprises a group of cerebral vascular diseases resulting from cerebral venous outflow obstruction caused by various etiologies. The etiology of CVT is complex, including infectious and noninfectious factors. The diagnosis is difficult. As a result, many patients are misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. This patient was diagnosed with CVT due to unilateral internal jugular vein compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we present a case of acute onset CVT in a 15-year-old female patient who presented with a headache, nausea, and vomiting as the main clinical manifestations...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310405/uterine-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-more-common-than-expected-case-report-and-review
#17
Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Riccardo Valli, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Alessandra Bisagni, Lorenzo Aguzzoli, Giovanni Battista La Sala
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm composed of spindled to epithelioid cells with prominent myxoid stroma and inflammatory infiltrate. It has a low but definite malignant potential. However, its management has never been standardized. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We present the first case of uterine IMT laparoscopically treated. Moreover, we reviewed the English literature regarding uterine IMT published between 1987 and June 2017...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310404/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-combined-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-cutaneous-burn-and-inhalation-injury-caused-by-hydrofluoric-acid-and-nitric-acid
#18
Qinhua Pu, Jinxian Qian, Weiyi Tao, Aixiang Yang, Jian Wu, Yaodong Wang
RATIONALE: Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a highly corrosive agent and can cause corrosive burns. HF can penetrate deeply into tissues through intact skin and the lipid barrier, leading to painful liquefactive necrosis, and inducing hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia. In this study, we hypothesize that continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may be beneficial in addressing hemodynamic instability in cases of HF poisoning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old man fell into an electroplating pool containing 10% HF and 50% nitric acid...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310403/multilocular-cystic-leiomyoma-of-the-anterolateral-abdominal-wall-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Kenji Yorita, Yu Tanaka, Koki Hirano, Michio Kuwahara, Kimiko Nakatani, Masaharu Fukunaga, Abbas Agaimy
RATIONALE: Leiomyomas arising from the anterolateral abdominal wall are uncommon, and their pathogenesis remains unknown. We present the 15th case of such a tumor, having this unique tumor morphology, followed by a detailed discussion on disease pathogenesis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old, asymptomatic perimenopausal, multiparous Japanese woman presented with a left-sided pelvic mass. She had no history of previous surgeries or uterine leiomyomas. Although a transabdominal ultrasonogram raised suspicions of an ovarian tumor, a transvaginal ultrasonogram confirmed normal ovaries...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310402/a-rare-variation-of-celiac-trunk-and-hepatic-artery-complicating-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Zhou Ye, Song Ye, Dongkai Zhou, Shusen Zheng, Weilin Wang
RATIONALE: Anatomical variations of the celiac trunk and the hepatic artery are of considerable importance in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, liver transplants, and radiological abdominal interventions. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 57-year-old man with 2 weeks of painless progressive jaundice. Preoperative imaging and cytology brush results suggested an ampullary tumor and common hepatic artery anomaly (CTA) was reported. The patient underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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