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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420855/fasting-hypoglycemia-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-scan
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Michihiro Nakayama, Atsutaka Okizaki, Koji Takahashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420854/transient-splenial-lesion-following-abrupt-withdrawal-of-carbamazepine
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Yasuhiro Fuseya, Kenichi Komatsu, Sadayuki Matsumoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420853/sarcomatoid-carcinoma-mimicking-malignant-mesothelioma
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Junji Takiguchi, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Nobutaka Inoue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420852/pulmonary-sarcoidosis-presenting-with-thin-walled-small-cysts
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Hisako Kushima, Hiroshi Ishii, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Kentaro Watanabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420851/left-paraduodenal-hernia-with-bowel-strangulation
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Te-Pao Lin, Chang-Hsien Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420850/alert-regarding-cisplatin-induced-severe-adverse-events-in-cancer-patients-with-xeroderma-pigmentosum
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Makoto Sumiyoshi, Hiroshi Soda, Noriaki Sadanaga, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Takaya Ikeda, Hiroshi Maruta, Yosuke Dotsu, Daiki Ogawara, Yuichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Mukae
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is a genetic disease in which DNA repair mechanisms are impaired. Cisplatin (CDDP) exerts cytotoxic effects by forming mainly intrastrand DNA cross-links, and sensitivity to CDDP depends on the DNA repair system. Several in vitro studies have suggested that treatment with CDDP may cause enhanced adverse events as well as anti-tumor activity in cancer patients with XP. This article is the first to describe two cancer patients with XP showing severe adverse events following CDDP-based chemotherapy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420849/the-effective-treatment-of-lung-infection-due-to-scedosporium-prolificans-with-voriconazole-and-surgery
#7
Seiya Masukane, Yoshihiro Kitahara, Joe Okumoto, Keisuke Sasaki, Kikuo Nakano
Scedosporium prolificans is a fungus that has demonstrated resistance against most currently available antifungal agents and which causes a rapidly disseminating and potentially fatal infection. A 68-year-old woman presented with a fever and consolidation in the lung field. Her symptoms and inflammatory reaction did not improve despite treatment with tazobactam/piperacillin, meropenem, and micafungin. Scedosporium prolificans was detected from the patient's bronchial lavage fluid, and we initiated treatment with voriconazole...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420848/myositis-ossificans-of-the-hip-due-to-pyogenic-arthritis-caused-by-campylobacter-fetus-subspecies-fetus
#8
Sho Nishiguchi, Ichiro Sekine, Shun Kuroda, Morihiko Sato, Izumi Kitagawa
A 61-year-old woman was admitted with severe hip pain causing immobility and high serum levels of inflammatory markers. The patient had a medical history of diabetes. She had been scheduled to undergo right hip replacement surgery for the treatment of osteoarthritis associated with gradually progressive pain. On admission, an enhanced abdominal computed tomography scan showed an abnormal increase in synovial fluid surrounding the right ilium, with piriformis muscle calcification. Subsequent blood and specimen cultures identified Campylobacter fetus subspecies fetus...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420847/the-successful-treatment-of-myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-positive-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-in-patients-with-the-limited-form-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-using-methotrexate-two-case-reports
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Shinjiro Kaieda, Naomi Yoshida, Midori Minezaki, Shuri Ushijima, Daisuke Wakasugi, Shiroh Miura, Yusuke Uchiyama, Hiroaki Ida, Tomoaki Hoshino
Recent findings have indicated a close relationship between myeloperoxidase antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA)-positive hypertrophic pachymeningitis and the limited form of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). In Japan, MPO-ANCA-positive hypertrophic pachymeningitis predominantly occurs in elderly individuals. We herein describe the cases of two patients with MPO-ANCA-positive hypertrophic pachymeningitis associated with the limited form of GPA who were successfully treated with a combination of corticosteroids and methotrexate...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420846/intrathecal-isoniazid-for-refractory-tuberculous-meningitis-with-cerebral-infarction
#10
Yuko Nakatani, Yutaka Suto, Kazuki Fukuma, Mika Yamawaki, Ryoichi Sakata, Shotaro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nakayasu, Kenji Nakashima
A 30-year-old Vietnamese woman, about 19 weeks pregnant, was admitted for acute cerebral infarction with stenosis of the left middle cerebral artery (LMCA), tuberculous meningitis, and miliary tuberculosis. Treatment with heparin, quadruple anti-tuberculosis therapy, and dexamethasone afforded prompt symptomatic improvement. However, she delivered a stillbirth, after which there was recurrence of acute cerebral infarction with LMCA occlusion, sinus thrombosis, and cranial base inflammation. A thrice-weekly 100 mg dose of intrathecal isoniazid (INH) improved the signs of meningeal inflammation...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420845/suffocation-due-to-thoracic-deformity-caused-by-acromegaly
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Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Masayuki Iwazaki, Kei Jitsuiki, Kouhei Ishikawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Youichi Yanagawa
A 61-year-old man with gigantism and acromegaly choked and fell into a coma. Immediate tracheal intubation resulted in a return of his consciousness. Enhanced computed tomography indicated that the trachea and left main bronchus were compressed by the thoracic spine and sternum. He required tracheotomy and positive end-expiratory pressure to maintain his pulmonary function. This is the first case of suffocation due to a thoracic deformity associated with acromegaly. Physicians should focus on clearing the tracheal airway using computed tomography to elucidate the anatomical relationship between the trachea and surrounding structures in acromegalic patients suffering from dyspnea...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420844/protein-losing-enteropathy-caused-by-intestinal-or-colonic-lymphangiectasia-complicated-by-sporadic-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Koichi Nishino, Kaku Yoshimi, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Takuo Hayashi, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Masako Ichikawa, Tetsuhiko Asao, Yohei Suzuki, Tadashi Sato, Satomi Shiota, Yuzo Kodama, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
This report describes two patients with sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis complicated by protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). Imaging studies indicated retroperitoneal lymphangioleiomyomas and abnormalities of the adjacent digestive tract. Endoscopic mucosal biopsy revealed colonic lymphangiectasia in one patient; whereas the site in the other patient was intestinal. Treatment with sirolimus led to the complete resolution of PLE within several months; additionally, marked shrinkage was observed in the lymphangioleiomyomas of both cases...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420843/rosai-dorfman-disease-of-the-lung-overlapping-with-igg4-related-disease-the-difficulty-in-its-differential-diagnosis
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Mizue Hasegawa, Fumikazu Sakai, Asako Okabayashi, Hideki Katsura, Toshiko Kamata, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine, Tamiko Takemura, Yukio Nakatani, Kenzo Hiroshima
We herein report a case of Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) overlapping with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), which presented as diffuse interstitial lung disease with a perilymphatic pattern, followed by submandibular gland and eyelid swelling. The pathological findings of the submandibular gland biopsy specimen were indicative of IgG4-RD alone. We diagnosed the patient with RDD with overlapping IgG4-RD. However, the optimal method for differentiating between these two entities is still controversial. It is important that clinicians are aware that RDD should be included in the differential diagnoses of diffuse interstitial lung disease with a perilymphatic pattern and that RDD can overlap with IgG4-RD...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420842/the-development-of-marked-collateral-circulation-due-to-inferior-vena-cava-filter-occlusion-in-a-patient-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-complicated-with-anti-phospholipid-syndrome
#14
Hajime Kasai, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Ken Koshikawa, Yasutaka Hirasawa, Toshihiko Sugiura, Seiichiro Sakao, Koichiro Tatsumi
A 30-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) with lupus anticoagulants (LAs) in 2003. He underwent pulmonary endarterectomy after the placement of an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) in 2004, and treatment with warfarin was continued. In 2014, IVCF occlusion and marked collateral circulation were noted during an examination for transient dyspnea; however, his warfarin level was within the therapeutic range for 88.9% of the time from 2003 to 2014. We herein report a rare case of CTEPH and LAs with IVCF occlusion; in such cases, intense treatment may be required...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420841/tranexamic-acid-controlled-chronic-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-associated-with-aortic-dissection-and-patent-false-lumen-for-three-years
#15
Yodo Gatate, Nobuyuki Masaki, Atsushi Sato, Risako Yasuda, Takayuki Namba, Hirotaka Yada, Akio Kawamura, Takeshi Adachi
The management of chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) caused by aortic dissection has not yet been established. Even in cases where surgical correction is performed, therapeutic control of systemic hemorrhaging is still required. We herein report the successful treatment of a case of aortic dissection with a patent false lumen using tranexamic acid for acute exacerbation of chronic DIC. Oral administration of 1,500 mg tranexamic acid per day stabilized the coagulative and fibrinolytic parameters and relieved bleeding tendencies with no side effects...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420840/successful-long-term-management-with-a-single-administration-of-tri-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-in-a-patient-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-peritoneal-dissemination
#16
Daisuke Matano, Toshikazu Moriwaki, Yoshitaka Tange, Yusuke Niisato, Masamichi Yamaura, Masaomi Nagase, Daisuke Suganuma, Kaoruko Takagi Taketa, Kentaro Iwai, Chiaki Enami, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Ichinosuke Hyodo
Nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel has shown promising activity in advanced gastric cancer treatment. We herein report a case of advanced gastric cancer involving long-term management with a single administration of nab-paclitaxel. A 71-year-old man diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with malignant ascites was treated with nab-paclitaxel as a second-line chemotherapy. He refused treatment continuation because of various severe toxicities in the first treatment cycle; he was therefore followed-up without any further treatments...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420839/solitary-gastric-metastasis-from-a-stage-ia-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#17
Keishi Mizuguchi, Hiroshi Minato, Isao Yoshida, Junpei Iwadare, Kayo Kayahashi, Yuki Mitani, Kazuyoshi Watanabe
Gastric metastasis from ovarian cancer is exceptionally rare and generally occurs in advanced stages. A 71-year-old woman presented with a solitary gastric submucosal mass 8 years after the diagnosis of a stage IA ovarian serous adenocarcinoma. Endoscopy showed a tumor covered with normal gastric mucosa. Initially, a gastrointestinal stromal tumor was suspected, but biopsy revealed a histology of invasive micropapillary carcinoma, similar to the histological findings of the previously resected ovarian tumor...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420838/factors-associated-with-pneumonia-caused-death-in-older-adults-with-autopsy-confirmed-dementia
#18
Toshie Manabe, Katsuyoshi Mizukami, Hiroyasu Akatsu, Yoshio Hashizume, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Koichiro Kudo, Nobuyuki Hizawa
Objective A better understanding of risk factors for pneumonia-caused death may help to improve the clinical management of dementia. Methods A retrospective observational study was conducted by reviewing the medical charts and autopsy reports of 204 patients who were admitted to hospital, underwent a post-mortem examination, and who were neuropathologically diagnosed with dementia. The risk factors for pneumonia-caused death were examined both as underlying and immediate causes of death using logistic regression models...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420837/clinical-characteristics-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-achieving-functional-remission-with-six-months-of-biological-dmards-treatment
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Yusuke Miwa, Ryo Takahashi, Yuzo Ikari, Airi Maeoka, Shinichiro Nishimi, Nao Oguro, Tomoki Hayashi, Mika Hatano, Sakiko Isojima, Ryo Yanai, Tsuyoshi Kasama, Yoichi Toyoshima, Katsunori Inagaki, Kenji Sanada
Objective Although previous studies have reported the prognostic factors for functional remission, no reports have cited the predictive factors. Our aim was to study the predictive factors for functional remission, which is a treatment goal in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), after receiving biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) treatment for six months. Methods The study consisted of 333 RA patients treated with bDMARDs for six months. The following patient characteristics were investigated: age, gender, disease duration, type of bDMARDs, baseline steroid and methotrexate dosage, and levels of serum rheumatoid factor, matrix metalloprotease, anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides antibody, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-6...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420836/high-detection-rates-of-urine-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-suspected-miliary-tuberculosis
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Toshinobu Yokoyama, Takashi Kinoshita, Masaki Okamoto, Kazuko Matsunaga, Tomoko Kamimura, Masaharu Kinoshita, Toru Rikimaru, Kazuhito Taguchi, Tomoaki Hoshino, Tomotaka Kawayama
Objective The utility of detecting Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine samples from patients with pulmonary tuberculous with diffuse small nodular shadows (suspected miliary tuberculosis (MTB)) is still unclear in Japan. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the detection rates of M. tuberculosis in urine of patients with suspected MTB. Methods Among 687 hospitalized patients with tuberculosis, 45 with culture-confirmed suspected MTB and the data of culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for M...
2017: Internal Medicine
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