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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528579/phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibition-may-reduce-diastolic-function-in-women-with-ischemia-but-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Michael D Nelson, Puja K Mehta, Janet Wei, Behzad Sharif, Louise E J Thomson, Daniel Berman, Debiao Li, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Ischemia, in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, is prevalent in women, and associated with increased risk for major cardiovascular events. Coronary microvascular dysfunction is prevalent in these patients, and associated with impaired diastolic function. Despite our general understanding, however, optimal treatment of this cohort remains elusive. METHODS: To address this knowledge gap, we performed an open-label treatment trial to assess whether phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition improves coronary microvascular perfusion and diastolic function in women with signs and symptoms of ischemia but no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527473/presence-of-new-mutations-in-the-tp53-gene-in-patients-with-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-two-case-reports
#2
Fernando Barroso Duarte, Romélia Pinheiro Gonçalves Lemes, Talyta Ellen de Jesus Dos Santos, Maritza Cavalcante Barbosa, João Paulo Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Dário Rocha-Filho, Ilana Zalcberg, Diego Coutinho, Monalisa Feliciano Figueiredo, Luciana Barros Carlos, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are heterogeneous disorders. Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome disease often have ineffective hematopoiesis, cytopenias, blood cell dysplasia in one or more cell types, and are at high risk for developing acute myeloid leukemia. In myelodysplastic syndrome, mutations of TP53 gene are usually associated with complex karyotype and confer a worse prognosis. In the present study, two mutations in this gene are presented and discussed with the clinical evolution of the patients...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526059/severe-polyserositis-induced-by-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-a-case-report
#3
Pierre Tawfik, Elie Gertner, Charlene E McEvoy
BACKGROUND: The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. Reports of autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases as a result of pneumococcal vaccination, especially pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of severe serositis in a 75-year-old Caucasian woman complicated by pericardial and pleural effusions in the setting of recent 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination and no other obvious etiology...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521832/recurrent-symphysitis-culminating-in-pelvic-ring-fracture-after-hyperextended-transurethral-prostate-resection-and-vaporization-with-symphysis-erosion-a-case-report
#4
Holger Gerullis, Arne Eitzen, Jens Uphoff, Fadi Daaboul, Ajay Chavan, Leander Ermert, Friedhelm Wawroschek, Alexander Winter
BACKGROUND: Short-term and long-term complications of transurethral prostate resection can be different in nature. Capsule perforation and subsequent fistulation after resection and electrovaporization is seldom reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the case of a 79-year-old caucasian man with capsule perforation after transurethral prostate resection and electrovaporization resulting in a severe and recurrent symphysitis and subsequent pelvic ring fracture...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514960/segmental-testicular-infarction-a-case-report
#5
Tine Smets, Gina Reichman, Dirk P J Michielsen
BACKGROUND: Segmental testicular infarction is a very rare condition, which can mimic a testicular torsion or testicular cancer. Correct diagnosis is difficult but it is important to avoid unnecessary radical treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a clinical case of a 36-year-old white man who presented at our emergency department with subacute testicular pain. A urine analysis, Doppler ultrasound, surgical exploration, blood analysis, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed to diagnose his condition, to exclude a testicular torsion, and to raise confidence in its non-malignancy...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511670/onco-testicular-sperm-extraction-onco-tese-for-bilateral-testicular-tumors-two-case-reports
#6
Sohgo Tsutsumi, Takashi Kawahara, Teppei Takeshima, Sawako Chiba, Koichi Uemura, Masako Otani, Kota Shimokihara, Yutaro Hayashi, Taku Mochizuki, Daiji Takamoto, Yusuke Hattori, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Masahiro Yao, Yoshiaki Inayama, Yasushi Yumura, Hiroji Uemura
BACKGROUND: Most patients with testicular cancer are infertile; thus, the preservation of the sperm after surgery is an important factor to consider. We report two cases of bilateral testicular cancer in patients who underwent bilateral higher orchiectomy and simultaneous testicular sperm extraction. CASE PRESENTATION: Two Asian-Japanese men were referred to our hospital with bilateral testicular tumors. Both of the patients were preoperatively diagnosed with azoospermia and requested testicular sperm extraction at the time of higher orchiectomy...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506309/social-isolation-and-cancer-management-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-patient-delay-following-the-2011-triple-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-a-case-report
#7
Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Manabu Tsukada, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Masahiro Kami, Hiromichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of social isolation in the elderly on their process of gaining health information and seeking health care. CASE PRESENTATION: In March 2011, Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, also known as Japan's triple disaster. In June 2016, an 80-year-old Japanese man, who lived alone after divorce at the age of 42, presented to our hospital with bloody stools and dizziness. Although his bloody stools initially occurred in May 2015, a year earlier, he did not pursue the possibility of malignancy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502251/st-john-s-wort-hypericum-perforatum-induced-psychosis-a-case-report
#8
Maria Ferrara, Francesco Mungai, Fabrizio Starace
BACKGROUND: St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) has been known for centuries for its therapeutic properties and its efficacy as an antidepressant has been confirmed by a growing body of evidence. During the last two decades it has also come to prominence with a wider public, due to advertising efforts across Europe and United States of America. However, its availability without prescription, as an over-the-counter medication, raises some concern regarding its clinical management and unsupervised administration to individuals with psychopathological risks...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501028/multicentric-castleman-disease-of-hyaline-vascular-variant-presenting-with-unusual-systemic-manifestations-a-case-report
#9
B M D B Basnayake, A W M Wazil, T Kannangara, N V I Ratnatunga, S Hewamana, A M Ameer
BACKGROUND: Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder presenting with localized or disseminated lymphadenopathy and systemic manifestations. It can be categorized in numerous ways, such as unicentric versus multicentric, histopathological variants (hyaline-vascular, plasma cell, and mixed), or subtypes based on causative viral infections (human immunodeficiency virus, human herpesvirus-8, or Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus). Presentation ranges from asymptomatic to symptoms involving multiple organs...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499407/early-neurosyphilis-presenting-with-facial-palsy-and-an-oral-ulcer-in-a-patient-who-is-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-a-case-report
#10
Evangeline Njiru, Jamil Abdulkadir, Zipporah Kamuren, Gabriel Kigen
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the tertiary stage of Treponema pallidum infection that involves the central nervous system, which occurs within days or weeks after an initial syphilis infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of neurosyphilis is quite challenging as it is uncommon and often presents with obscure symptoms since any organ system may be involved. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 40-year-old African man who is human immunodeficiency virus positive with early neurosyphilis who presented with a stiff neck, headache, confusion, restlessness, and a left-sided chest pain; he did not respond to an empiric treatment of ceftriaxone and fluconazole for meningitis, and tramadol for headache...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494807/concordant-clear-cell-mesonephric-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-clear-cell-features-multiple-primaries-versus-metastatic-neoplasms-a-case-report
#11
Sarmad H Jassim, Amer Khiyami, Jane K Nguyen, Santhi Ganesan, Joseph Tomashefski, Joram Sawady
BACKGROUND: Clear cell carcinoma of the bladder is a rare variant of urinary bladder adenocarcinoma. We report a case of a patient with clear cell carcinoma of the bladder and a concordant right upper lobe pulmonary adenocarcinoma with clear cell features, and we address the role of immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic analysis in distinguishing the two primary malignancies. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 59-year-old African American woman who presented with hematuria...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494816/a-giant-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-of-the-thoracic-wall-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Evangelos P Misiakos, Vasileia Damaskou, Anna Koumarianou, Alina-Roxani Gouloumi, Paul Patapis, Nick Zavras, Anastasios Machairas
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a 48-year-old white woman who presented with a huge cutaneous protruding tumor of the thoracic wall below her left breast. CASE PRESENTATION: The lesion was excised with clear margins from the adjacent skin, and subcutaneous tissue was left to heal with second intention. A histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed a well-differentiated infiltrative cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Our patient neglected to attend our Oncological Department to receive chemotherapy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490385/alk-positive-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-undiagnosed-in-a-patient-with-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Weerapat Owattanapanich, Pakpoom Phoompoung, Sanya Sukpanichnant
BACKGROUND: Due to a similarity between the features of lymphoma and the features of tuberculosis, lymphoma may go unrecognized and undiagnosed in patients with tuberculosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old Thai man presented to our center with typical clinical manifestations of tuberculous lymphadenitis, with negative tests for both acid-fast bacilli and fungi, and negative polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterial tuberculosis complex. The disease was not responding to anti-tuberculosis treatment and he developed both pericardial effusion and progressive lymphadenopathy...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486992/small-smooth-nonmobile-cardiac-myxoma-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-following-recurrent-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report
#14
Yuki Saito, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Koyuru Monno, Koichi Nagashima, Sayaka Kurokawa, Shunji Osaka, Takayoshi Akimoto, Satoshi Kamei, Masashi Tanaka, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: Cardiac myxoma is known to cause repeated events of cerebral embolism. Soft and irregularly shaped myxomas with high mobility are associated with a higher occurrence of cerebral embolism. In contrast, nonmobile cardiac myxomas with a round regular shape are rarely considered to be a cause of cerebral embolism. In this case, we present a patient with recurrent cerebral embolism associated with a small and nonmobile cardiac myxoma of round regular shape. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with weakness in his right upper extremity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482919/langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-maxillae-in-a-child-treated-only-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#15
Angela Pia Cazzolla, Giuseppe Troiano, Khrystyna Zhurakivska, Eugenio Maiorano, Gianfranco Favia, Maria Grazia Lacaita, Giuseppe Marzo, Franca Dicuonzo, Stefano Andresciani, Lorenzo Lo Muzio
BACKGROUND: Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a sporadic disease caused by an uncontrolled pathogenic clonal proliferation of dendritic cells that have Langerhans cell characteristics. New treatment protocols provided by the HISTSOC-LCH-III (NCT00276757) trial show an improvement in the survival of children with langerhans cell histiocytosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which presented as an osteolytic lesion of the left pre-maxillae enclosing the deciduous incisor and canine in a 7-month-old white Italian boy...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482886/adrenaline-overdose-in-pediatric-anaphylaxis-a-case-report
#16
Pui Yi Lily Liew, John Andrew Craven
BACKGROUND: Adrenaline is the standard treatment for anaphylaxis but appropriate administration remains challenging, and iatrogenic overdose is easily overlooked. Despite the established importance of pediatric blood pressure measurement, its use remains inconsistent in clinical practice. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of adrenaline overdose in a 9-year-old white boy with anaphylaxis, where signs of adrenaline overdose were indistinguishable from progressive shock until blood pressure measurement was taken...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482860/complicated-infective-endocarditis-a-case-series
#17
Joo Seop Kim, Min-Kyung Kang, A Jin Cho, Yu Bin Seo, Kun Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is associated with not only cardiac complications but also neurologic, renal, musculoskeletal, and systemic complications related to the infection, such as embolization, metastatic infection, and mycotic aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report three cases (the first patient is Chinese and the other two are Koreans) of complicated infective endocarditis; two of the cases were associated with a mycotic aneurysm, and one case was associated with a splenic abscess...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476174/a-patient-with-a-history-of-breast-cancer-and-multiple-bone-lesions-a-case-report
#18
Marie-Angela Schnyder, Paul Stolzmann, Gerhard Frank Huber, Christoph Schmid
BACKGROUND: Long-term severe hyperparathyroidism leads to thinning of cortical bone and cystic bone defects referred to as osteitis fibrosa cystica. Cysts filled with hemosiderin deposits may appear colored as "brown tumors." Osteitis fibrosa cystica and brown tumors are occasionally visualized as multiple, potentially corticalis-disrupting bone lesions mimicking metastases by bone scintigraphy or (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 72-year-old white woman who presented with malaise, weight loss, and hypercalcemia...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472969/perforated-acute-appendicitis-with-no-peritonitis-in-a-premature-baby-a-case-report
#19
Fayza Haider, Barrak Ayoub, Mariam Al Kooheji, Mona Al Juffairi, Safa Al-Shaikh
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis in a neonate and premature baby is still considered a rare entity as diagnosis is always made after surgical exploration for acute abdominal findings mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis. Our reported case is a premature baby who had a perforated appendix with no evidence of peritonitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a premature Bahraini girl born at 29 weeks of gestation by spontaneous vaginal delivery to a 39-year-old G6P5 mother...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472975/visceral-artery-pseudoaneurysms-two-case-reports-and-a%C3%A2-review-of-the-literature
#20
Amna Abdelgabar, Olivier d'Archambeau, Joachim Maes, Filip Van den Brande, Peter Cools, Roger R Rutsaert
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery pseudoaneurysms are relatively rare but have a high mortality rate in case of rupture. Their detection in the last decades is rising due to an increased use of computed tomography and angiography. However, due to the nonspecific nature of the clinical symptoms and signs, diagnosis is often delayed or missed. We describe two cases of patients presenting with nonspecific abdominal complaints and anemia leading to a diagnosis of visceral pseudoaneurysm. Both cases are successfully treated with a different endovascular intervention...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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