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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536238/traumatic-phacocele-a-rare-but-unique-scenario
#1
Manthan Hasmukhbhai Chaniyara, Anubha Rathi, Amar Pujari, Jayanand Sudhakar Urkude
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536237/occipital-spur-understanding-a-normal-yet-symptomatic-variant-from-orthodontic-diagnostic-lateral-cephalogram
#2
Eby Varghese, Renu Sarah Samson, Sumanth Nagraj Kumbargere, Minoo Pothen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536236/a-ruptured-bronchial-artery-aneurysm-with-massive-haemoptysis
#3
Ryoma Ueda, Yuki Kotani, Toshihide Tsujimoto
Massive haemoptysis is associated with high mortality. Among various diseases presenting with massive haemoptysis, a ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm (BAA) is a rare entity. We report the case of a ruptured BAA as small as 3 mm in diameter associated with massive haemoptysis in a previously healthy 77-year-old woman. She had suddenly developed massive haemoptysis and was intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit. A CT scan and repeated bronchoscopy could not reveal the cause. Because haemorrhage continued, she underwent bronchial arteriography (BAG) twice...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536235/a-case-of-acyclovir-neurotoxicity-presenting-with-atypical-cerebrospinal-fluid-findings
#4
Guramrinder Singh Thind, Richard Roach
An 82-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease presented with progressively worsening confusion and somnolence for the past 4-5 days. The patient was diagnosed with herpes zoster by his primary care physician 5 days ago and was started on a course of valacyclovir 1 g three times a day (dose not adjusted for renal impairment).A lumbar puncture was performed and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies revealed 37 white blood cells (WBCs)/hpf (100% monocytes), protein 64 mg/dL and glucose 52 mg/dL...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536234/actinomycosis-presenting-as-an-anterior-abdominal-mass-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#5
Zainab Alhumoud, Amro Salem
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by different anaerobic Actinomyces species. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with a painless, slow growing, left upper abdominal mass that developed after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A CT scan and MRI of the abdomen revealed a desmoid tumour of the left rectus abdominis muscle.Surgical excision was performed with an uneventful postoperative course. The histological analysis of the specimen was inconsistent with a desmoid tumour and revealed an infection of Actinomyces israelii in the anterior abdominal wall that was confirmed with a microbiology culture...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536233/resistant-hypertension-after-kidney-transplantation
#6
Roberta Callus, Maria Bugeja, Lara Delicata, Adrian Mizzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536232/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-lactococcus-garvieae-an-emerging-human-pathogen
#7
Felicia H Lim, David R Jenkins
A 57-year-old man presented with native mitral valve endocarditis caused by Lactococcus garvieae, a known animal pathogen that is increasingly being reported as a cause of human infections. The organism was cultured in four sets of blood cultures and identification was initially made by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation-time of flight mass spectrometry and confirmed by 16S rDNA PCR of the blood culture isolate. He was successfully treated with 6 weeks of both amoxicillin and gentamicin and underwent valve replacement surgery after 4 weeks of antimicrobial treatment...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536231/pregnant-with-a-perforated-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-and-visible-threads-at-the-cervical-os
#8
David L Howard, Lauren M Beasley
We present a case in which a patient presented with a pregnancy of unknown location and normally rising human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels but with a levonorgestrel intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) present. The LNG-IUD had been placed 4.5 years ago. Although unintended, this pregnancy was desired. Strings were clearly visible and initial 2D ultrasound suggested intrauterine location of the LNG-IUD. The LNG-IUD could not be removed however. The patient was managed expectantly with close follow-up, serial beta-hCGs and serial ultrasounds until definitive diagnosis of the location of the pregnancy...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536230/angioscopy-guided-selective-aspiration-thrombectomy-for-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#9
Sei Komatsu, Satoru Takahashi, Yasuyuki Toyama, Kazuhisa Kodama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536229/cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-induced-acute-interstitial-nephritis
#10
Brittany Albrecht, Shelley Giebel, Michelle McCarron, Bhanu Prasad
A 64-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of persistent nausea and vomiting. Her serum creatine prior to admission was 118 µmol/L and on presentation was elevated to 420 µmol/L. On clinical history, she indicated that 3 weeks prior, she had been initiated on a cyclooygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, celecoxib, for her osteoarthritis of her knees. Renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). Celecoxib was discontinued and the patient's renal function improved to a discharge creatine of 205-220 µmol/L...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536228/clostridium-difficile-extraintestinal-abscess-a-rare-complication
#11
Vamsi Krishna Kantamaneni, Krishna C Gurram, Abhijit Kulkarni
Extraintestinal Clostridium difficile is rare. A 74-year-old man with a history of ulcerative colitis presented after a fall. Trauma work-up showed liver cirrhosis. Two days later he developed abdominal pain, distension, diarrhoea and leucocytosis. Stool tested positive for C. difficile CT abdomen showed pancolitis with toxic megacolon. Total abdominal colectomy and ileostomy with a rectal stump was performed. He was discharged, but was readmitted with sepsis. CT abdomen showed a 10.4×7.2 cm fluid collection in the pelvis...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536227/back-pain-and-oedematous-schmorl-node-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#12
Aakriti Pandita, Nikhil Madhuripan, Rocio M Hurtado, Amit Dhamoon
A 26-year-old female from India presented with progressive, unremitting low back pain for over 1 year. She had been treated unsuccessfully for left-sided sacroiliitis, pelvic floor dysfunction, ankylosing spondylitis and seronegative spondyloarthritis. MRI lumbar spine showed a Schmorl node with surrounding marrow oedema at L4, the relevance of which is not clear in literature. One year after initial presentation, a biopsy of this lesion revealed culture positive diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis. Despite advances in imaging, delayed diagnosis is not uncommon in spinal tuberculosis (TB)...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536226/severe-medication-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-treated-with-topical-doxepin-cream-in-a-paediatric-patient-with-leukaemia
#13
Zephyr D Dworsky, Rebecca Bennett, Jenny M Kim, Dennis John Kuo
A 17-year-old female with recently relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a treatment course complicated by rhinocerebral mucormycosis infection developed severe peripheral neuropathy during the treatment for mucormycosis infection. This was felt to be a medication side effect. Her peripheral neuropathy was refractory to many well-established treatments, but ultimately responded dramatically and consistently to a novel therapy, topical doxepin cream (5%). This case report is the first published report of the application of topical doxepin cream for treatment of peripheral neuropathy in a paediatric patient...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536225/-the-dark-pancreas-classic-ct-appearance-of-total-pancreatic-lipomatosis
#14
Priyanka Naranje, Smita Manchanda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536224/impella-percutaneous-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-severe-acute-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-as-a-bridge-to-surgery
#15
Bilal Jalil, Karim El-Kersh, Jarrod Frizzell, Shozab Ahmed
Ischaemic papillary muscle rupture causing acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) has a dramatic presentation and a very high mortality. Emergent surgical repair improves outcomes, which necessitates robust preoperative stabilisation. Here we discuss a patient with cardiogenic shock with an acute severe MR that was deemed very high risk for emergent valve replacement due to haemodynamic instability and respiratory failure. A percutaneous left ventricular assist device Impella 2.5 (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) drastically improved clinical status, and the patient underwent a successful surgical mitral valve replacement soon after placement of the temporary assist device...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
#16
Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536222/giant-cell-myocarditis-presenting-with-acute-heart-failure
#17
Ioannis Kasouridis, Joaquim Majo, Guy MacGowan, Andrew L Clark
Idiopathic giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare and rapidly progressing form of myocarditis predominantly affecting younger people. We report a case of a 23-year-old athletic patient who presented with features of acute heart failure due to GCM and discuss his management that included a left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant. He died immediately following the transplant.We also review the literature on this rare disease, highlighting the advances in the management of the disease including immunosuppressive therapy, ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536221/middle-lobe-syndrome-an-intriguing-presentation-of-tracheobronchial-amyloidosis
#18
Shekhar Kunal, Shashi Dhawan, Arvind Kumar, Ashok Shah
Pulmonary involvement in amyloidosis is a distinct rarity. This clinical entity usually presents as tracheobronchial amyloidosis (TBA). A 32-year-old, never-smoker man presented with episodic dyspnoea and wheezing along with cough and mucoid sputum. The chest radiograph was suggestive of a middle lobe syndrome (MLS). High-resolution CT (HRCT) of the chest confirmed the presence of MLS. In addition, HRCT showed circumferential thickening of the trachea and the main bronchi, with thickening of the posterior membranous wall of trachea...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536220/exploring-inside-a-shaggy-aorta-using-non-obstructive-angioscopy
#19
Sei Komatsu, Satoru Takahashi, Yasuyuki Toyama, Kazuhisa Kodama
A shaggy aorta is reportedly related to atheromatous embolisation, which causes serious ischaemic damage to various organs. However, its characteristics are poorly understood. Non-obstructive angioscopy (NOA) has been developed to safely detect aortic plaques and injuries. A 70-year-old woman who was found to have a shaggy aorta on CT angiography underwent NOA for precise evaluation of vulnerable aortic plaques and injuries inside the aorta. Vulnerable aortic plaques included puff-like ruptures, chandelier-like ruptures and erosions seen throughout the aorta...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536219/-all-that-glitters-is-not-gold-when-hyperammonaemia-is-not-from-hepatic-aetiology
#20
Abubaker A I Hassan, Walid Ibrahim, Ahmed Subahi, Abdelaziz Mohamed
Hyperammonaemia is often caused by decompensated liver disease. However, non-hepatic causes can sometimes result in hyperammonaemia, severe enough to cause symptoms.We report a case of a 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension and bilateral peripelvic renal cyst who presented with acute confusion. Laboratory investigations revealed hyperammonaemia and normal liver function test. The abdominal ultrasound did not reveal any finding of liver disease or portal-systemic shunting but demonstrated bilateral peripelvic cysts with no hydronephrosis...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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