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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
#1
Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920420/treatment-effectiveness-of-amantadine-against-dengue-virus-infection
#2
Chieh-Cheng Lin, Wen-Ching Chen
BACKGROUND About 400 million cases of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease, are reported annually, but no drug is yet available for treatment. In 1988, at Feng Lin Clinic, Taiwan, we encountered about 10,000 cases and tested various drugs before confirming an antiviral effect of amantadine against dengue virus in vitro. After we administered amantadine to patients for 1-2 days, most achieved full remission. None experienced potentially life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Herein, we present 34 cases from recent clinical experience that show amantadine's unusual effect against dengue virus infection...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909286/three-cases-of-levodopa-resistant-parkinsonism-after-radiation-therapy
#3
Raja Mehanna, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, Ilia Itin
BACKGROUND Unequivocal brain radiation-induced parkinsonism has so far been reported in only in two pediatric patients. However, with the rising incidence rates for brain tumors in industrialized countries and the consequential increased exposure to cranial radiotherapy, clinicians might become more exposed to this entity. CASE REPORT Three patients were treated for intraparenchymal brain tumor with resection, chemotherapy, and whole brain radiation. One patient developed leukoencephalopathy and parkinsonism within one year of treatment, one developed it seven years after treatment completion, and one developed dementia, parkinsonism and cerebral infracts 40 years after whole brain radiation...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904130/solitary-metastasis-to-a-distant-lymph-node-in-the-descending-mesocolon-after-primary-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-surgical-resection-valid
#4
Yuki Aisu, Hiroaki Furuyama, Tomohide Hori, Takafumi Machimoto, Toshiyuki Hata, Yoshio Kadokawa, Shigeru Kato, Yasuhisa Ando, Yuichiro Uchida, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura, Maho Sasaki, Yuichiro Takamatsu, Tunehiro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Lymph node metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma is rare, and lymph nodes located on hepatic hilar and hepatoduodenal ligaments are primary targets. Metastasis to a mesocolic lymph node has not been reported previously. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis underwent primary resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Two and a half years later, tumor marker levels increased remarkably and imaging revealed a mesocolic mass. The tumor measured 27 mm in diameter and showed characteristic findings consistent with hepatocellular carcinoma in dynamic computed tomographic images, although the tumor was negative in fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic images...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899787/mcardle-disease-misdiagnosed-as-meningitis
#5
Renata Siciliani Scalco, Sherryl Chatfield, Muhammad Hyder Junejo, Suzanne Booth, Jatin Pattni, Richard Godfrey, Ros Quinlivan
BACKGROUND McArdle disease is a glycogen storage disorder mainly characterized by exercise intolerance. Prolonged muscle contracture is also a feature of this condition and may lead to rhabdomyolysis (RM), which is a serious event characterized by acute skeletal muscle damage.  CASE REPORT A 44-year-old female patient presented with an acute contracture of the posterior neck muscles, causing severe nuchal rigidity. The contracture was induced during a dental extraction as she held her mouth open for a prolonged period, with her neck in a rigid position...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895320/clinical-experience-with-pancreas-graft-rescue-from-severe-thrombus-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation-by-early-detection-with-doppler-ultrasound-a-case-report
#6
Mitsunobu Takeda, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Goto, Koichi Kawamoto, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Toshinori Ito, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND Graft thrombosis is the main cause of early graft loss after transplantation. In Japan, pancreases available for transplantation are frequently from marginal donors due to diverse backgrounds in the population. However, marginal tissues increase the risk of early thrombosis in the graft. CASE REPORT Here, we describe a 41-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus who underwent a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. The pancreas was retrieved from a 34-year-old man who had experienced severe hemodynamic instability...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890912/performance-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-pancreas
#7
Orlando Jorge M Torres, José Maria A Moraes Junior, Anmara Moura Moraes, Camila Cristina S Torres, Antonio Talvane T Oliveira
BACKGROUND Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (Frantz tumor) is a rare, low-grade malignant neoplasm. Laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy is a good approach for tumors located in the pancreatic head. We present two successful cases in young women. CASE REPORT A 19-year-old woman was admitted to Department of Digestive Surgery due to epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen was performed, and a 3.0×2.2 cm solid tumor localized in the head of the pancreas was observed...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885251/postprandial-and-orthostatic-hypotension-treated-by-sitagliptin-in-a-patient-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#8
Yoshihiro Saito, Joji Ishikawa, Kazumasa Harada
BACKGROUND Postprandial hypotension, induced by an absorption of glucose from intestine, could be treated by acarbose; however, it was unclear whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor reduced postprandial hypotension. CASE REPORT A 78-year-old woman who had experienced episodes of dizziness and hypotension after eating was admitted to our hospital. During 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, there were repeated episodes of marked postprandial hypotension; i.e., a significant systolic blood pressure reduction within two hours after eating (from -58 to -64 mm Hg after meals)...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881835/leptospirosis-associated-severe-pulmonary-hemorrhagic-syndrome-with-lower-back-pain-as-an-initial-symptom
#9
Mads Madsen Søndergaard, Amela Tursunovic, Peter Thye-Rønn, Jacob Christian Bang, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
BACKGROUND Leptospirosis is a zoonosis transmitted through urine of infected animals. Symptoms range from mild influenza-like symptoms to severe pulmonary hemorrhagic syndrome (SPHS); the latter are often fatal. The serogroup distribution in Denmark has changed from 1988 to 2012, with Icterohaemorrhagiae and Sejroe now being predominant. CASE REPORT A 45-year-old Danish woman living in an area endemic for Hanta virus, without prior medical history, was admitted because of lower back pain radiating to the left hip, fever, headache, nausea, and malaise...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893699/nivolumab-induced-severe-akathisia-in-an-advanced-lung-cancer-patient
#10
Jiro Abe, Taku Sato, Ryota Tanaka, Toshimasa Okazaki, Satomi Takahashi
BACKGROUND Nivolumab is an anti-PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitor that was recently developed for cancer immunotherapy. In the clinical trials of nivolumab, its adverse effects were reported to be less likely than those of conventional anti-cancer agents; however, after practical clinical distribution, it has come to be known that nivolumab induces various immune-related adverse events. CASE REPORT A 58-year-old male with a recurrence of lung adenocarcinoma was treated with nivolumab. Only four days after the initial administration of nivolumab, the patient presented with unbearable restlessness and distress that was resistant to all therapeutic agents used, and it gradually became worse...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872470/hereditary-amyloidosis-with-recurrent-lung-infiltrates
#11
Alberto E Revelo, Crischelle Magaspi, George Maguire, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a protein conformational disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in extracellular tissue. Lung involvement is most commonly caused by secondary AL amyloidosis. The familial autosomal-dominant senile transthyretin (ATTR) disease manifests mainly as polyneuropathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy denoting the name familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Rarely, this form manifests with clinical and radiologically relevant respiratory tract symptoms and lung involvement...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867184/a-rare-case-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-syndrome-treated-with-a-multi-specialty-approach
#12
Boonkit Purt, Siri Hiremath, Sarah Smith, Sergul Erzurum, Erdal Sarac
BACKGROUND It is important for an ophthalmologist and nephrologist to look for hidden causes of uveitis and nephritis, respectively. Delay in diagnosis leads to increased morbidity and failure to systemically manage the patient results in future recurrence of disease. It is likely that TINU remains underdiagnosed and could potentially account for some of the cases of idiopathic uveitis, especially when greater than 50% of uveitis cases have no identifiable cause. Fewer than 300 cases of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome have been reported...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857032/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-skin-rashes-eosinophilic-cholecystitis-and-retinal-vasculitis
#13
Mingbing Zeng, Xialin Liu, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a rare vasculitis of unknown etiology. Most of the patients have a long history of asthma and then develop autoimmune inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels, with consequent reduction of blood flow to various organs and tissues. EGPA can cause disorders in multiple systems; the most seriously affected organs are the retina, kidney, brain, cardiovascular system, and skin. CASE REPORT The patient was hospitalized for high fever and skin rashes and then developed right upper abdominal pain, decreased visual acuity, coma, and convulsions...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853131/rapidly-sequential-and-fatal-hemorrhaging-in-a-case-of-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy
#14
Zachary B Bulwa, G Carter Ward, Owen Kramer, Birju Rao, Melvin Wichter
BACKGROUND Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is an increasingly recognized cause of lobar intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and cognitive impairment in the aging population. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cerebral microbleeds is the most reliable option for clinical diagnosis of suspected CAA. The pathophysiology of microbleeds and ICH in CAA is not well understood, but it is thought to be the result of vessel weakening and rupture secondary to amyloid deposition. Little evidence has been established pertaining to the time course of recurrent CAA-related microbleeds or larger hemorrhages...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847383/rare-purulent-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-streptococcus-constellatus-in-a-young-immunocompetent-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Zakaria Hindi
BACKGROUND Purulent pericardial tamponade is a very rare occurrence in the current era of widespread antibiotic use. It is even rarer when caused by Streptococcus constellatus: a microorganism usually classified among the normal flora of the human body. It is occasionally diagnosed with certain predisposing factors. CASE REPORT We present the third case of Streptococcus constellatus cardiac tamponade reported in the current medical literature, occurring in a previously healthy young man who was initially admitted and treated for possible community-acquired pneumonia...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843132/recurrent-post-tonsillectomy-secondary-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-factor-xiii-deficiency-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#16
Zaid Abu Rajab ALtamimi, Rashid Sheikh, Hassen Omar, Hayam Al Taweel, Shanmugam Ganesan
BACKGROUND Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) has been reported in the literature as a serious complication after tonsillectomy that has high morbidity and can be life threatening. In cases of recurrent secondary PTH, one should consider coagulopathies as the hidden pathology. Factor XIII deficiency is very rare, suggested to be present 1 in 2 million people. Patients with undiagnosed factor XIII deficiency with secondary PTH are extremely rare.  CASE REPORT We report on the cases of six patients (four adults and two children) who presented with recurrent attacks of secondary PTH...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840406/incidence-of-esophageal-carcinomas-after-surgery-for-achalasia-usefulness-of-long-term-and-periodic-follow-up
#17
Masaho Ota, Kosuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudo, Yohsuke Yagawa, Shinsuke Maeda, Harushi Osugi, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND Patients with esophageal achalasia are considered to be a high-risk group for esophageal carcinoma, and it has been reported that this cancer often arises at a long interval after surgery for achalasia. However, it is unclear whether esophageal carcinoma is frequent when achalasia has been treated successfully and the patient is without dysphagia. In this study, we reviewed patients with esophageal carcinoma who were detected by regular follow-up after surgical treatment of achalasia.   CASE REPORT Esophageal cancer was detected by periodic upper GI endoscopy in 6 patients...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829657/reprising-ramadan-related-angina-pectoris-a-potential-strategy-for-risk-reduction
#18
Arthur J Siegel, Nasir A Bhatti, Jason H Wasfy
BACKGROUND A preponderance of evidence supports short-term aspirin usage to reduce transiently increased cardiovascular risk in clinical conditions that promote acute myocardial ischemia. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a 69-year-old male of Muslim Indian heritage with multiple cardiovascular risk factors who experienced the onset of angina pectoris while fasting for Ramadan for more than 16 hours daily for 30 days in July 2015. While symptom free for 2 months on medical management after ending his fast, he underwent quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery for severe 4-vessel disease following an acute anterior myocardial infarction...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826136/vegetation-attached-to-the-left-interatrial-septal-surface-at-the-congenital-location-of-the-foramen-ovale-a-rare-occurrence
#19
Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Ishan Acharya, Praneet Iyer, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Muhammad Rafique, Anand Kaji, Ketan Gala
BACKGROUND Non-valvular mural infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare bacterial growth on cardiac walls. Several risk factors have been reported. Echocardiography is an important diagnostic modality for diagnosing vegetation attached to the intracardiac walls. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 57-year-old man admitted with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to an infected tunnelled hemodialyses catheter. Transthoracic echocardiogram did not show any abnormality, but transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed a 1...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821835/airway-obstruction-secondary-to-emphysematous-epiglottitis-a-case-report
#20
Marc R Rohrbach, Sepehr Shabani, Aaron Wieland
BACKGROUND Despite a shift in the epidemiology of epiglottitis following the introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine, acute infectious epiglottitis continues to be a relatively common and potentially life-threatening infection in adults. Epiglottitis complicated by abscess is rare, and emphysematous abscess is even less common. Early diagnosis and intervention is paramount in reducing morbidity and mortality. Although case reports exist, photographic depiction of this complication is not readily available...
November 8, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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