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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232659/arterial-pseudoaneurysm-associated-with-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#1
Rubens Macedo Arantes, Carlos Andrés Rodriguez Pantanali, Vinicius Rocha Santos, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque
BACKGROUND Pseudoaneurysm is a rare vascular complication in pancreas transplantation. This complication develops from a disruption of the arterial continuity, usually related to trauma, infection, vasculitis, or complications in vascular procedures. CASE REPORT A 43-year-old man underwent simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation for end-stage renal disease. He subsequently developed acute pancreatitis and acute kidney cellular rejection as late complications, thus returning to hemodialysis. A new, uneventful kidney transplantectomy and living donor kidney transplant was performed...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228636/progressive-ischemic-stroke-due-to-thyroid-storm-associated-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#2
Natsumi Tanabe, Eiji Hiraoka, Masataka Hoshino, Gautam A Deshpande, Kana Sawada, Yasuhiro Norisue, Jumpei Tsukuda, Toshihiko Suzuki
BACKGROUND Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare but fatal complication of hyperthyroidism that is induced by the hypercoagulable state of thyrotoxicosis. Although it is frequently difficult to diagnose CVT promptly, it is important to consider it in the differential diagnosis when a hyperthyroid patient presents with atypical neurologic symptoms. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old Japanese female with unremarkable medical history came in with thyroid storm and multiple progressive ischemic stroke identified at another hospital...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223680/uncomplicated-cystitis-in-an-adult-male-following-influenza-b-virus-infection
#3
Robert J Allen, Marios Koutsakos, Aeron C Hurt, Katherine Kedzierska
BACKGROUND Influenza B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of respiratory illness, circulating concurrently with influenza A viruses. However, virological and clinical knowledge of influenza B viruses is less well advanced than for influenza A, and in particular, complications associated with influenza B infection are not as commonly reported. Complications of influenza B infection predominantly include neurological and musculoskeletal pathologies, while a review of the literature shows that bacterial infections associated with influenza B viruses often involve Gram-positive organisms, with a smaller subset featuring Gram-negative species...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220035/case-report-modified-laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-an-alternative-approach-to-the-difficult-gallbladder
#4
Michael S Segal, Richard H Huynh, George O Wright
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure. In certain situations visualization of the Callot triangle can become difficult due to inflammation, adhesions, and sclerosing of the anatomy. Without being able to obtain the "critical view of safety" (CVS), there is increased risk of damage to vital structures. An alternative approach to the conventional conversion to an open cholecystectomy (OC) would be a laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC). CASE REPORT We present a case of a 56-year-old male patient with acute cholecystitis with a "difficult gallbladder" managed with LSC...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216610/pulmonary-kaposi-sarcoma-with-osseous-metastases-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient-a-remarkable-response-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
#5
Ahmed Dirweesh, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Shaikh Fawad Hamiz, Nigahus Karabulut
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is known to involve the mucocutaneous tissues and the aero-digestive tracts. In acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, KS has an aggressive course and carries poor prognosis. We present a case of pulmonary KS with osseous metastases as the first presentation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a young male. The lesions impressively decreased in size and numbers following initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). CASE REPORT A 34-year-old heterosexual male presented with a one month history of cough and 15-20 pound weight loss within six months...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209946/pdgfr%C3%A1%C2%B5-rearranged-myeloid-neoplasm-with-marked-eosinophilia-in-a-37-year-old-man-and-a-literature-review
#6
Mirela Andrei, Andrei Bandarchuk, Cherif Abdelmalek, Ajay Kundra, Vladimir Gotlieb, Jen Chin Wang
BACKGROUND PDGFRᵝ-positive myeloid neoplasms are rare. Marked leukocytosis (over 100×10⁹/L) with marked eosinophilia (over 10%) has been rarely described in myeloid neoplasms associated with PDGFRᵝ rearrangement. CASE REPORT We report a case of 37-year-old man with myeloid neoplasm associated with PDGFRᵝ rearrangement who presented with marked eosinophilia of 13.3% and leukocytosis with WBC count of 189×10⁹/L. He was found to have PDGFRᵝ locus rearrangement at 5q32-33 by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202897/dual-infection-with-hepatitis-b-and-epstein-barr-virus-presenting-with-severe-jaundice-coagulopathy-and-hepatitis-b-virus-chronicity-outcome
#7
Sirish C Rao, Imran Ashraf, Fazia Mir, Sami Samiullah, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been reported as a coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis D virus (HDV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). CASE REPORT A 34-year-old female presented to our clinic with epigastric pain and severe acute hepatitis manifested as jaundice associated with hyperbilirubinemia, elevated transaminases, and coagulopathy. The patient was diagnosed with acute HBV with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) coinfection leading to subsequent chronic hepatitis B...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196967/coxsackie-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-with-reactivated-epstein-bar-virus-ebv-a-case-report
#8
Varunsiri Atti, Nathan M Anderson, Mathew B Day
BACKGROUND Myocarditis, defined as inflammation of myocardial tissue of the heart, is an uncommon cardiac presentation and is due to a variety of causes. It affects 1% of the US population, 50% of which is caused by coxsackie B virus. Cardiac tissue is the prime target, and destruction of myocardium results in cardiac failure with fluid overload. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 57-year-old woman with fever, headache, neck pain, and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×10³ cells/mm³. Interestingly, lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193996/a-case-report-of-primary-nasal-natural-killer-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-in-an-african-american-patient-presenting-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome
#9
Bowei Tan, Cherif Abdelmalek, James E O'Donnell, Thomas Toltaku, Rashid Chaudhry, Jen C Wang, Vladimir Gotlieb
BACKGROUND Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTCL) is generally an aggressive and rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is most common in East Asians, Native Americans, and South Americans, but is rarely reported in blacks. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old African American male born in Grenada presented with a left nostril mass with facial swelling and biopsy subsequently confirmed a diagnosis of extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKTCL). Immunochemistry was positive for CD2, cytoplasmic CD3, CD7, CD 43, CD 56, granzyme B, and TIA-1...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190872/upper-airway-obstruction-requiring-emergent-tracheostomy-secondary-to-laryngeal-sarcoidosis-a-case-report
#10
Changwan Ryu, Erica L Herzog, Hongyi Pan, Robert Homer, Mridu Gulati
BACKGROUND Laryngeal sarcoidosis is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, accounting for 0.33-2.1% of cases. A life-threatening complication of laryngeal sarcoidosis is upper airway obstruction. In this report we describe our experience in the acute and chronic care of a patient who required an emergent tracheostomy, with the aim to provide further insight into this difficult to manage disease. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old African American female with a 10-year history of stage 1 sarcoidosis presented with severe dyspnea...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184035/immediate-effects-of-angular-joint-mobilization-a-new-concept-of-joint-mobilization-on-pain-range-of-motion-and-disability-in-a-patient-with-shoulder-adhesive-capsulitis-a-case-report
#11
Younghoon Kim, GyuChang Lee
BACKGROUND Adhesive capsulitis is a common disabling condition, with reviews reporting up to 5.3% of the population being affected, the burden placed upon individuals and healthcare services may therefore be considered substantial. For recovering the normal extensibility of the capsule in individuals with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, passive stretching of the capsule through end-range mobilization has been suggested. Recently, the concept of joint mobilization into angular joint mobilization (AJM), which is rotational joint mobilization with joint axis shift, was proposed...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179619/rituximab-can-induce-remission-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-who-failed-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-agent
#12
Fahmi AlDhaheri, Talal Almteri, Naji Dwid, Ahd Majdali, Nahed Janoudi, Hani Almoallim
BACKGROUND Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the axial skeleton. The ability of anti-TNF-α agents to reduce disease activity in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), including AS, has been demonstrated in multiple randomized trials and several meta-analyses. Reports on the efficacy of rituximab in treatment of AS have described good results. We report on a patient with AS who failed anti-TNF-α therapy but showed good clinical improvement with rituximab therapy...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174414/a-case-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-associated-with-rotavirus-infection-in-an-elderly-asian-male-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Chen Tang, Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, Cynthia C Nast, Zab Mosenifar, Marc A Edelstein, Michael Weisman
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a small vessel vasculitis mediated by deposition of immune-complexes containing IgA in the skin, gut, and glomeruli, often presents with abdominal pain, purpuric rash in the lower extremities and buttocks, joint pain, and hematuria. The disease most commonly targets children but can affect adults who tend to have a worse prognosis. CASE REPORT We discuss a case of HSP in an elderly Chinese male who presented with severe proximal bowel inflammation, vasculitic rash, and proteinuria; he was found to have positive stool rotavirus and giardia...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167813/innumerable-liver-masses-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-overlap-syndrome
#14
Alireza Gharibpoor, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Mahbobe Sadeghi, Faeze Gharibpoor, Farahnaz Joukar, Sara Mavaddati
BACKGROUND In patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), the presence of cholestatic features raise the possibility of an overlap syndrome with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Here, we present a unique case with AIH-PSC overlap syndrome and innumerable liver masses. CASE REPORT A 26-year-old man presented with generalized icterus. Based on the serological findings of hypergamainmunoglobulinemia and positive anti-nuclear antibody tests, together with an abnormal cholangiogram, he was diagnosed with overlap syndrome (AIH-PSC)...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163299/a-rare-case-of-acute-phlegmonous-esophagogastritis-complicated-with-hypopharyngeal-abscess-and-esophageal-perforation
#15
Yuan-Chun Huang, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Chiung-Ying Liao, Ching Hsueh, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Shang-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND Acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis is a life-threatening disease that may be combined with serious complications. We present the classical radiological and endoscopic features and treatment strategy of a middle-aged female patient suffering from acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis complicated with hypopharyngeal abscess, esophageal perforation, mediastinitis, and empyema. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old Taiwanese female presented at our hospital due to fever, fatigue, painful swallowing, and vague chest pain for 5 days...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154368/adult-onset-still-s-disease-still-a-serious-health-problem-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Mojgan Agha-Abbaslou, Ana Maria Bensaci, Oluchi Dike, Mark C Poznansky, Arooj Hyat
BACKGROUND Adult-onset Still's Disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease accompanied by a triad of spiking fever, maculopapular exanthema, and arthralgia. To date, there is no definite laboratory or imaging test available for diagnosing AOSD, and the diagnosis is one of exclusion, which can be very challenging. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a 53-year-old female who presented with fever, arthralgia, and abdominal pain. Her initial laboratory tests showed elevated AST and ALT, and normal leukocytes with bandemia...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148909/en-bloc-transplant-of-the-liver-kidney-and-pancreas-experience-from-a-latin-american-transplant-center
#17
Luis A Caicedo, Jorge I Villegas, Oscar Serrano, Mauricio Millán, Mauricio Sepúlveda, Diego Jiménez, Jairo García, Juan G Posada, Liliana Mesa, Carlos Duran, Johanna Schweineberg, Diana Dávalos, Eliana Manzi, Angie Sabogal, Ana María Aristizabal, Gabriel J Echeverri
BACKGROUND En-bloc transplantation is a surgical procedure in which multiple organs are transplanted simultaneously. It has some similarities with multi-organ transplantation but offers certain advantages. This report highlights the experience of our interdisciplinary group regarding the treatment and follow-up of patients who received en-bloc transplantation, with the aim of encouraging the development of this surgical technique. CASE REPORT The first case is a 38-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus, liver cirrhosis, and chronic kidney failure who received an en-bloc transplant of the liver, pancreas, and kidney with no intraoperative complications...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144025/case-report-of-s1q3t3-electrocardiographic-abnormality-in-a-pregnant-asthmatic-patient-during-acute-bronchospasm
#18
Hafiza Arshad, Rana Rahel Khan, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic pulmonary disease during pregnancy. Several previous reports have documented reversible electrocardiographic changes during severe acute asthma attacks, including tachycardia, P pulmonale, right bundle branch block, right axis deviation, and ST segment and T wave abnormalities. CASE REPORT We present the case of a pregnant patient with asthma exacerbation in which acute bronchospasm caused S1Q3T3 abnormality on an electrocardiogram (ECG). The complete workup of ECG findings of S1Q3T3 was negative and correlated with bronchospasm...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138123/initial-experience-and-feasibility-of-the-new-low-profile-stingray-catheter-as-part-of-the-antegrade-dissection-and-re-entry-revascularization-strategy-for-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions
#19
Joren Maeremans, Pieter-Jan Palmers, Joseph Dens
BACKGROUND During antegrade dissection re-entry (ADR) of chronic total occlusions (CTO), the first-generation Stingray catheter requires the use of large-bore guides (sheathless 7.5 Fr or 8 Fr), which increases the risk for access site-related complications and compromises radial approaches. Smaller guiding sizes necessitate long guidewires (e.g., 300 cm) or guidewire extensions for catheter advancement or removal. However, friction between guides and the Stingray catheter can result in unstable guidewire position or unintentional removal...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133359/myonecrosis-in-sickle-cell-anemia-case-study
#20
Lalita Prabha Turaga, Prajwal Boddu, Steve Kipferl, Anupam Basu, Martin Yorath
BACKGROUND Myonecrosis is one of the more poorly studied, painful manifestations of sickle cell crisis. Medical literature is sparse detailing the manifestations and management of such symptoms. In myonecrosis, red cells containing sickle hemoglobin become rigid, resulting in reduced blood flow and myonecrosis. CASE REPORT We present a case study of a patient in sickle cell crisis with an episode of acute pain and swelling to the intrinsic muscles of the foot as a prominent feature of the crises. Although muscle biopsy is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of myositis or myonecrosis, a low intensity signal on T1 and high intensity signal on T2 at the affected muscle belly can be as conclusive as imaging studies...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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