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Journal of Clinical Medicine Research

Eduardo Pimenta, Markus Jensen, David Jung, Frank Schaumann, Stefanie Boxnick, Hubert Truebel
Creatinine is widely used as an indirect marker of renal function. However, interfering factors such as diet, exercise and problems with the assay can generate false results and misinterpretation of real kidney function. In this article, we report the dietary effects on serum creatinine during a phase I single dose escalation study and discuss the reasons why serum creatinine should be measured under fasting conditions.
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Nobuhiro Akuzawa, Masahiko Kurabayashi
A 78-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of fever lasting for 4 days. His white blood cell count and C-reactive protein level were elevated and computed tomography of the chest showed bronchopneumonia in the right upper lobe of the lung. Streptococcus pyogenes was detected from sputum and blood culture samples on admission and administration of ampicillin/sulbactam was effective. Although our patient's clinical course was good, S. pyogenes pneumonia commonly shows a high rate of fatality and septicemia, and may affect a previously healthy population...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Ipek Yonal-Hindilerden, Fehmi Hindilerden, Serkan Arslan, Nalan Turan-Guzel, Ibrahim Oner Dogan, Meliha Nalcaci
A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with an ulcerated palate mass and swelling of the right parotid gland. Incisional biopsy from the hard palate revealed an extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma, also called mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Final diagnosis was MALT lymphoma of the parotid gland with concomitant involvement of an extremely seldom site of involvement: the hard palate. To our knowledge, this report illustrates the first case of MALT lymphoma of the hard palate and parotid gland without an underlying autoimmune disease...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Wais Afzal, Talal Arab, Tofura Ullah, Katerina Teller, Kaushik J Doshi
Lymphadenopathy could represent a vast spectrum of etiologies including infectious and non-infectious diseases. Besides proper history taking, physical examination, and laboratory investigations, a tissue diagnosis is often necessary to unmask the cause of generalized lymphadenopathy. Here we present a 23-year-old woman who was admitted for diffuse generalized lymphadenopathy, fatigue, malaise, weight loss, nausea, and bilateral lower extremity edema. She reported a history of seizures as well as stroke 2 years prior with no other medical conditions present...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Kambiz Masoumi, Arash Forouzan, Ali Asgari Darian, Alireza Rafaty Navaii
BACKGROUND: Appropriate fluid therapy affects morbidity and mortality rates. A conclusion is yet to be reached on the role of crystalloids and colloids in immediate fluid therapy. This study was done to determine the suitable solution in immediate resuscitation of patients with hemorrhagic shock caused by tissue trauma. METHODS: One hundred trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock, who underwent fluid therapy in the emergency unit, were assigned randomly to two groups of hydroxyethyl starch (Voluven) and normal saline...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Katsunori Suzuki, Yurie Mitsuma, Takaaki Sato, Takumi Anraku, Mariko Hatta
BACKGROUND: Some patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on insulin have poor glycemic control and require add-on therapy to reach target glucose values. Increased insulin doses or the addition of an oral antidiabetic drug (OAD) may improve glycemic control, but many patients fail to achieve target values. The aim of this study was to compare the treatment efficacy and safety of three different therapies in such patients. METHODS: T2DM outpatients with poor glycemic control (HbA1c ≥ 7...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Shalini Garg, Ramesh Thakur, Vinay Krishna, Karandeep Singh, Mohit Sachan, Amit Goel, Mahamdula Razi, Umeshwar Pandey, Chandra Mohan Varma
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of surgery in patients with chronic organic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) continues to be debated, especially for those who are asymptomatic. The aim of the study was to determine independent and additive prognostic value of exercise brain natriuretic peptide (eBNP) in patients with severe asymptomatic MR and normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS: Two hundred twenty-three consecutive patients with severe MR defined by effective regurgitant orifice (ERO) area ≥ 40 mm(2) and/or residual volume ≥ 60 mL, LVEF > 60%, and normal LV end-systolic diameter < 40 mm underwent symptom limited exercise treadmill test (TMT)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Zuhal Eroglu, Ece Harman, Egemen Vardarli, Meral Kayikcioglu, Asli Tetik Vardarli
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidemia has a substantial role in the development of cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Determining the genetic profile of T2DM patients with dyslipidemia is important in order to reduce the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications. Low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) plays a critical role in plasma lipoprotein hemostasis. LDLR mutations/polymorphisms cause changes at the lipoprotein level. The objective of this study is to determine the frequency of LDLR (rs179989) polymorphisms in Turkish T2DM patients with dyslipidemia...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Shunji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: In order to examine the optimal weight gain during pregnancy in Japanese women, we analyzed the perinatal outcomes in Japanese women with the optimal range of weight gain during pregnancy according to the Japanese (the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: JMHLW and the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity: JASSO) guidelines compared with those according to the USA (the Institute of Medicine: IOM) guideline. METHODS: We compared the obstetric outcomes in two groups of gestational weight gain within the optimal range based on the IOM and Japanese guidelines in women of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) categories of underweight, normal, overweight and obese...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Hafiz Muhammad Sharjeel Arshad, Eula Tetangco, Natasha Shah, Christopher Kabir, Hareth Raddawi
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Although studies have been performed on malignancy behavior in African Americans and Caucasians, scant data are present on other minority racial groups. METHODS: A retrospective single center study was performed where 1,860 patient charts with a diagnosis of CRC from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2014 were reviewed. Data collected on each patient included age, gender, ethnicity, primary site and histological stage at the time of diagnosis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Dimitrios Velissaris, Vasilios Karamouzos, Ioanna Kotroni, Charalampos Pierrakos, Menelaos Karanikolas
This article was to review the literature regarding the use of the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) in the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock. A PubMed search was conducted in order to identify publications evaluating the use of PAC as a tool for management and therapeutic guidance in patients with sepsis. The bibliographies of all identified publications were reviewed for additional relevant references. Much information is identified in the literature regarding the indications for pulmonary artery catheterization in the assessment and treatment of patients with sepsis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Mashriq Alganabi, Ahmad Eter
We report a case of a 48-year-old male who presented with hematuria of at least 10 years, and has a daughter with hematuria as well. The patient has a history of degenerative hearing loss, decreased vision and cataract formation, but no diabetes, hypertension or proteinuria. A full serology and urology workup was negative for any abnormality. A kidney biopsy for the patient revealed a diagnosis of Alport syndrome but was unable to rule out thin basement membrane disease. The biopsy was inconclusive in making the diagnosis but the patient's clinical presentation led to the diagnosis of Alport syndrome...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Dibbendhu Khanra, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Karandeep Singh, Mahamdulla Razi, Amit Goel, Vikas Mishra, Mohammad Asif, Mohit Sachan, Nasar Afdaali, Ashutosh Kumar, Ramesh Thakur, Vinay Krishna, Umeshwar Pandey, Chandra Mohan Varma
ALCAPA syndrome (anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery) is a rare disease but lethal with clinical expression from myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure to death during early infancy and unusual survival to adulthood. We report a 73-year-old woman with ALCAPA who presented with exertional dyspnea (NYHA functional class II) over past 2 years. Physical examination revealed soft S, long mid diastolic rumbling murmur and apical pan-systolic murmur. Electrocardiography displayed biatrial enlargement and poor R progression and normal sinus rhythm...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Vivek Joseph, Rahul Anil, Sary Aristy
A 70-year-old man presented with complaints of rapid cognitive decline and new onset leukopenia. The patient had a 17-year history of refractory seizures. Detailed review of symptoms and investigations revealed the patient met American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The patient had high titer ANA with a strongly positive dsDNA. Immunosuppressive therapy with hydroxychloroquine and mycophenolate mofetil led to significant improvement in cognition and seizures...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Nichole Suzzanne Zuccarini, Tariq Yousuf, Daniel Wozniczka, Anis Abdul Rauf
Lactic acidosis is common and most often associated with disturbed acid-base balance. Rarely, it can be a life-threatening medication side effect. Hence, determining the etiology of lactic acidosis early in patients is paramount in choosing the correct therapeutic intervention. Although lactic acidosis as an adverse drug reaction of linezolid is a well-recognized and documented clinical entity, the occurrence of such mimicking an acute intracranial bleed has not been reported to our knowledge. The following case is presented as an example of such an occurrence...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Kazunari Kamiko, Kazutaka Aoki, Hiroshi Kamiyama, Masataka Taguri, Yasuo Terauchi
BACKGROUND: A fast eating speed is reportedly associated with obesity, fatty liver, and metabolic syndrome. As a comparison of postprandial glucose levels after eating quickly or slowly has not been previously reported for Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, we evaluated the impact of the fast or slow ingestion of an enteral formula (liquid meal) on glucose metabolism. METHODS: Ten Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes who had been hospitalized at our hospital were enrolled...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Sen Adachi, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Yuhei Shiga, Tadaaki Arimura, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Amane Ike, Makoto Sugihara, Atsushi Iwata, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Natsumi Morito, Keijiro Saku
BACKGROUND: We compared the efficacy and safety of azilsartan to those of olmesartan in a prospective, randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Forty-four hypertensive patients who had coronary artery disease (CAD) were enrolled. We randomly assigned patients to changeover from their prior angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) to either azilsartan or olmesartan, and followed the patients for 12 weeks. RESULTS: Office systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the azilsartan group was significantly decreased after 12 weeks...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Renato De Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano, Giuseppe Giandomenico, Marco Di Maio, Cesare Baldi
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is regarded as a reliable predictor of outcome in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, according to some scholars, a single isolated measurement of serum BNP at the time of hospital admission would not be sufficient to provide reliable prognostic information. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on patients hospitalized for ADHF, who had then undergone follow-up of at least 6 months, in order to see if there was any difference in midterm mortality among patients with rising BNP at discharge as compared to those with decreasing BNP at discharge...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sanchez-Anguiano, Jesus Hernandez-Tinoco, Alma Rosa Perez-Alamos, Yazmin Del Rosario Rico-Almochantaf, Sergio Estrada-Martinez, Raquel Vaquera-Enriquez, Arturo Diaz-Herrera, Agar Ramos-Nevarez, Ada Agustina Sandoval-Carrillo, Jose Manuel Salas-Pacheco, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Elizabeth Irasema Antuna-Salcido, Oliver Liesenfeld, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. The influence of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection on clinical features in women with this disorder has not been studied. Therefore, we determined the association of T. gondii infection with symptoms and signs in women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 151 women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Hideo Shigeishi, Masaru Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with oral cancer development. However, few epidemiologic investigations have focused on oral HPV prevalence in healthy individuals. The objective of this study was to provide updated information regarding oral HPV prevalence in patients without oral cancer worldwide. METHODS: We systematically reviewed 29 studies reporting the prevalence of oral HPV infection that included 22,756 subjects (10,124 males, 12,623 females, and nine unknown gender; age range 2 - 89 years) and were published from January 2012 to June 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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