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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652909/a-case-of-hypoglycemiainduced-qt-prolongation-leading-to-torsade-de-pointes-and-a-review-of-pathophysiological-mechanisms
#1
Faris Hannoodi, Hashim Alwash, Kushal Shah, Israa Ali, Sarwan Kumar, Khalid Zakaria
Torsades de pointes is a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Occurrence of this arrhythmia as a result of hypoglycemia has not been reported in the literature. We describe an interesting case of an insulin-dependent diabetic patient presenting with torsades de pointes resulting from hypoglycemia. A 62-year-old male was admitted to the hospital following an episode of severe insulin-induced hypoglycemia and a cardiac arrest. He was found to unresponsive at home after taking insulin. His serum glucose was found to be 18...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626546/o-blood-group-as-a-risk-factor-for-helicobacter-pylori-igg-seropositivity-among-pregnant-sudanese-women
#2
Gasim I Gasim, Abdelmageed Elmugabil, Hamdan Z Hamdan, Duria A Rayis, Ishag Adam
The objective was to investigate the prevalence and the association between blood groups and Helicobacter pylori IgG seropositivity among pregnant Sudanese women. A cross-sectional survey was carried-out at Saad Abul Ela Maternity Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan during the period of July 2014 through December 2015. Questionnaires covering socio-demographic and obstetrics information were administered. Specific H. pylori IgG antibody was analysed using ELISA. One hundred eighty six pregnant women were enrolled. The mean (SD) of the age, parity was 28...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626545/case-of-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-infective-endocarditis-management-with-intra-coronary-stenting
#3
Ghulam Murtaza, Zia Ur Rahman, Puja Sitwala, Vatsal Ladia, Bhavesh Barad, Kais Albalbissi, Timir K Paul, Vijay Ramu
Embolic events from infective endocarditis can cause acute coronary syndrome. Mortality rate is high and optimal management might be different from those chosen in setting of classic atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. We present a case of 56-year-old male who had received 5 weeks of antibiotics for aortic valve endocarditis and developed acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in hospital settings. Interestingly, patient had recent left heart catheterization that was normal. This was recognized as embolic event from sterile vegetation...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567237/level-of-headaches-after-surgical-aneurysm-clipping-decreases-significantly-faster-compared-to-endovascular-coiled-patients
#4
Athanasios K Petridis, Jan F Cornelius, Marcel A Kamp, Sina Falahati, Igor Fischer, Hans Jakob Steiger
In incidental aneurysms, endovascular treatment can lead to post-procedural headaches. We studied the difference of surgical clipping vs. endovascular coiling in concern to post-procedural headaches in patients with ruptured aneurysms. Sixty-seven patients with aneurysmal subarachnoidal haemorrhage were treated in our department from September 1(st) 2015 - September 1(st) 2016. 43 Patients were included in the study and the rest was excluded because of late recovery or high-grade subarachnoid bleedings. Twenty-two were surgical treated and twenty-one were interventionally treated...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567236/emphysematous-cystitis-mortality-risk-factors-and-pathogens-of-a-rare-disease
#5
Andreas Schicho, Christian Stroszczynski, Philipp Wiggermann
Although high mortality rates have been reported for emphysematous pyelonephritis (EP), information on emphysematous cystitis (EC), which is less common, is sparse. Here, we report one new case of severe EC and 136 cases of EC that occurred between 2007 and 2016, and review information about the characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and mortality of these patients, and the pathogens found in these patients. The mean age of the 136 patients was 67.9±14.2 years. Concurrent emphysematous infections of other organs were found in 21 patients (15...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567235/investigating-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy-initial-cross-speciality-experience-with-use-of-the-extended-myositis-antibody-panel
#6
Antoinette O'Connor, Jennifer Mulhall, Sinead M J Harney, John G Ryan, Grainne Murphy, Michael T Henry, Peter Annis, Vincent Tormey, Aisling M Ryan
The discovery of unique autoantibodies has informed and altered our approach to the diagnosis and management of the inflammatory myopathies. This study reports the initial clinical experience of use of the Extended Myositis Antibody (EMA) panel in the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland. We conducted a retrospective review of all patients who had serum samples tested for myositis specific antibodies and myositis associated antibodies from April 2014 to March 2015. A positive EMA panel was of significant clinical utility in facilitating decisions on appropriate investigations, and need for onward referral to other physicians...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484587/reducing-error-in-anticoagulant-dosing-via-multidisciplinary-team-rounding-at-point-of-care
#7
Munish Sharma, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Richard Snyder, James Mauro
The incorporation of a clinical pharmacist in daily rounding can help identify and correct errors related to anticoagulation dosing. Inappropriate anticoagulant dosing increases the risk of developing significant bleeding diathesis. Conversely, inappropriate dosing may also fail to produce a therapeutic response. We retrospectively reviewed electronic medical records of 41 patients to confirm and analyze the errors related to various anticoagulants. A clinical pharmacist in an integrated rounding between the period of February 2016 and April 2016 collected this data...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484586/bilateral-chylothorax-complicating-a-case-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
#8
Munish Sharma, Divakar Sharma
Chylothorax occurs when lymphatic fluid leaks from the thoracic duct and accumulates in the pleural space. Bilateral chylothorax caused by chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has been rarely reported in the literature. Sludging of lymph might be the underlying cause. We present a case of bilateral chylothorax in a patient with CLL.We also briefly discuss etiology, possible pathogenesis in our case along with diagnostic options and treatment modalities.
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484585/disappearance-of-electrocardiographic-abnormalities-associated-with-the-arrhythmic-pattern-of-a-barlow-disease-after-surgical-mitral-valve-repair
#9
Matteo Augello, Luca Lanzarini
We describe the case of a 46-year old female with a Barlow's disease (MVP) characterized by systolic curling of posterior left ventricular (LV) wall + significant mitral annular disjunction + complex ventricular arrhythmias + syncope + inverted T waves in inferolateral leads in whom a successful surgical mitral valve rapair determined the disappearance not only of the echocardiographic but also the electrocar-diographic abnormalities (in particular the inferolateral T waves inversion on basal electrocardiogram and the complex basal arrhythmic pattern)...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484584/etiology-and-laboratory-abnormalities-in-bacterial-meningitis-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#10
David Kotzbauer, Curtis Travers, Craig Shapiro, Margaux Charbonnet, Anthony Cooley, Deborah Andresen, Gary Frank
We conducted a retrospective review of electronic medical records of all cases of bacterial meningitis in neonates and young infants at our institution from 2004 to 2014. Fifty-six cases were identified. The most common causative organism was group B streptococcus, followed by Escherichia coli and then Listeria monocytogenes. Forty-four of the 56 patients in the study had abnormalities of the blood white blood cell (WBC) count. The most common WBC count abnormalities were leukopenia and elevation of the immature to total (I:T) neutrophil ratio...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484583/small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-case-report
#11
Ana Correia, Elizabeth Castelo Branco, Paulo Correia, Marcos Guimarães, Luís Sá
Neuroendocrine tumours are rare in the gynaecologic tract, comprising approximately 2% of all gynaecological tumours. They have an aggressive behaviour and are a diagnostic and clinical challenge, due to their rarity and the lack of standardized therapeutic approaches. There are a few case reports. It is defined as a high-grade carcinoma exhibiting neuroendocrine differentiation. The authors describe the case of a 70-year-old woman, with vulvar neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma after superficial vulvectomy...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458814/bilateral-neuropathic-osteoarthropathy-of-the-shoulder-due-to-syringomyelia
#12
Levent Adiyeke, Mehmet Oǧuz Durakbaşa, Tahir Mutlu Duymuş
Neuropathic osteoarthropathy, which is known as Charcot osteoarthropathy, is a degenerative arthritis that develops as a result of proprioceptive and sensory innervation loss. A 47-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of the hospital with left shoulder pain, which was ongoing and exacerbating for 5 days. Examination of the cervical region takes a crucial part in determining shoulder pathology. Palliative therapy is the prior treatment of choice as surgical therapy has potential risks in Charcot osteoarthropathy...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458813/an-extensive-unprovoked-left-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-secondary-to-an-anatomical-anomaly-a-case-of-may-thurner-syndrome
#13
Irfan Ahsan, Binish G Qureshi, Ali Raza Ghani, Faizan Malik, Zulfiqar Arif
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) also known as Cockett's syndrome is a rare condition responsible for 2%-3% of all cases of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The thrombosis results from mechanical compression of the left common iliac vein against the body of the fifth lumbar vertebra by the right common iliac artery. Repetitive hyperplasia of the venous wall by compression results in spur formation that in turn causes venous flow obstruction and results in the DVT. Our case is a young female who had acute extensive proximal DVT due to MTS that was successfully managed using mechanical thrombectomy with a venous stent...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458812/infection-of-retained-defibrillator-lead-fragment-after-heart-transplant
#14
Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Martina Vitrone, Irene Mattucci, Vincenzo Caprioli, Ciro Maiello
A 59-year old heart transplant recipient was admitted due to continuous pain in her left axilla. A purulent collection was found at the site of prior defibrillator placement, where a remnant proximal segment of an electric lead was found. Two years before, the patient had had pocket infection treated with revision, but without device extraction. The remnant lead was eventually removed transvenously without complications. This is the first description of infection complicating retention of lead fragments after heart transplant...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286639/calcifying-cystic-odontogenic-tumor-in-radiologically-normal-dental-follicular-space-of-mandibular-third-molars-report-of-two-cases
#15
Gargi S Sarode, Sachin C Sarode, Ghevaram Prajapati, Mahesh Maralingannavar, Shankargouda Patil
Two cases of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) of the dental follicle in an impacted third molar without clinical and radiological evidence are reported during routine histopathological examination. In both the cases left mandibular third molar was mesioangularly impacted with pericoronal radiolucency of less than 2.5 mm, which was not indicative of any pathology. As a routine protocol (which is not practiced widely) of our institution, dental follicles associated with extracted molars were sent for histopathological examination...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286638/an-unusual-localization-of-intraosseous-schwannoma-the-hamate-bone
#16
Volkan Gurkan, Cavide Sonmez, Ayse Aralasmak, Fatih Yildiz, Ozgur Erdogan
Intraosseous schwannoma of the hamate bone presented in this case is a very rare benign tumor, and its diagnosis combined with clinical, imaging and needle biopsy is important to guide further therapy. The diagnosis of schwannoma of the hamate was proved histologically following its surgical treatment by curettage.
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243434/spontaneous-thyroid-hemorrhage-on-chronic-anticoagulation-therapy
#17
Kulothungan Gunasekaran, Kelly M Rudd, Swetha Murthi, Scott Kaatz, Nazir Lone
Even though highly vascularized, the thyroid gland rarely has spontaneous bleeding. Bleeding into the thyroid gland can result in potentially lethal acute airway compromise. This case report describes an elderly patient on warfarin for atrial fibrillation, who presented with swelling on the right side of her neck causing acute airway obstruction. An urgent computed tomography of the neck showed an enlarging hemorrhage into the right lobe of the thyroid gland. She was initially intubated for airway protection and her anticoagulation was reversed to stop the bleeding...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243433/a-rare-case-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-liver-abscesses
#18
Faris Hannoodi, Hussam Sabbagh, Zain Kulairi, Sarwan Kumar
Liver abscesses are an uncommon disease that can present with vague symptoms. Fusobacterium necrophorum causing liver abscesses is a rare condition and only a few cases have been reported. An 88-year-old female presented to her primary care physician with one week of fevers, night sweats, chills, fatigue and vague right upper quadrant abdominal pain. She denied nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and unintentional weight loss. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed two liver abscesses in the right lobe as well as extensive diverticulosis...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243432/interventricular-membranous-septal-aneurysm-incidentally-diagnosed-during-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-a-patient-with-infrequent-supraventricular-tachycardia
#19
Munish Sharma, Farhad Elmi
Interventricular membranous septal (IVMS) aneurysm is a rare condition with no accurate incidence. It is known to be associated with 0.3 % of congenital heart disease and 19 % of ventricular septal defects. IVMS aneurysm is often asymptomatic but can be complicated with right ventricular obstruction, rupture, thromboembolism, and conduction defects. Clinicians and radiologist should be aware about this rare clinical entity and evaluation of any possible underlying cardiac abnormalities should be performed. Conservative management with close follow up is the mainstay of management in the absence of complication...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243431/combination-iron-chelation-therapy-with-deferiprone-and-deferasirox-in-iron-overloaded-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
#20
Hossein Karami, Mehrnoush Kosaryan, Arash Hadian Amree, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Masoomeh Mousavi
There are few papers on the combination therapy of deferiprone (DFP) and deferasirox (DFX) in iron-overloaded patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major (β-TM). A total of 6 patients with β-TM (5 males and 1 female) with a mean age of 23.8±5.8 years (ranging from 17 to 31) used this treatment regimen. The mean doses of DFP and DFX were 53.9±22.2 and 29.3±6.8 mg/kg/day, respectively. The duration of treatment was 11.5±4.6 months. Their serum ferritin levels were measured to be 2800±1900 and 3400±1600 ng/mL before and after treatment, respectively (p<0...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
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