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Gyanendu Kumar, Amritesh Kumar, Ram Pratap Bundela, Rupesh Pokharna, Prachis Ashdhir, Sandeep Nijhawan
Primary hypothyroidism is a common clinical condition in which serous effusions are rare. Isolated cases have been reported in literature about presence of ascites, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion or combination of any two. But combination of all three is extremely rare. We hereby report a case of multiple body cavity effusions (ascites, pleural and pericardial effusions) and tissue edema (pedal and facial) in a hypothyroid male. He responded well to thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Mukesh Madhukar Shete
Hypertension is one of the most common conditions seen in primary care and a major public health problem in India. It can lead to various complications if not detected early and treated appropriately. As per the latest Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) the goal BP in most hypertensive patients age <60 years should be <140/90 mmHg and treatment can be started by selecting drugs from among 4 specific medication classes i.e. angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), calcium channel blocker (CCB) or diuretics...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Edward Smitaman, Bruno P G Pereira, Brady K Huang, Mina M Zakhary, Evelyne Fliszar, Donald L Resnick
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of our study were to describe the MRI findings of pedal phalangeal bone marrow edema in patients with Raynaud phenomenon (RP) and discuss the clinical implications of these MRI findings. CONCLUSION: There is a progressive distal-to-proximal pattern of pedal phalangeal bone marrow edema on MRI in patients with RP. This knowledge may allow early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatologic disorders that are potentially associated with RP.
August 30, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Deepa Gopalan, Daniel Blanchard, William R Auger
Pulmonary hypertension is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure greater than 25 mm Hg. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is defined as pulmonary hypertension in the presence of an organized thrombus within the pulmonary vascular bed that persists at least 3 months after the onset of anticoagulant therapy. Because CTEPH is potentially curable by surgical endarterectomy, correct identification of patients with this form of pulmonary hypertension and an accurate assessment of surgical candidacy are essential to provide optimal care...
July 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Ajay Jaryal, Vivek Kumar, Vishal Sharma
Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can result in hepatic diseases which may include an asymptomatic non-replicative carrier state, immunotolerant phase characterized by high DNA levels without significant hepatic injury, immune-reactive phase characterized by occurrence of chronic hepatitis and fibrosis in the liver, or complications like cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. Extrahepatic manifestations may also accompany HBV infection. These may include serum sickness syndrome, polyarthralgia, polyarthritis, dermatologic manifestations like pitted keratolysis, urticaria, purpura, oral lichen planus or Gianotti-Crosti syndrome-a childhood papular eruption...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Samuel Chan, Kimberley A Oliver, Nicholas A Gray
BACKGROUND: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis is a common pattern of glomerular injury in monoclonal gammopathy, but has only rarely been associated with solid organ tumors, mainly lung, renal, gastric, breast, and prostate. There have been two reported cases of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum, although the association may be coincidental. We report a case where nephrotic syndrome due to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis developed in a patient with colorectal carcinoma and elucidate some of the pathophysiological mechanisms underpinning this presentation...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Manish Bhartiya, Puneet Saxena, Dharmender Singh, V K Sashindran
We report a 42 year old non-smoker male who presented with progressive exertional dyspnoea, productive cough with streaky hemoptysis and progressive pedal edema. His physical examination, ECG, chest X-ray and 2D-ECHO revealed features suggestive of right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. On further evaluation for the cause of pulmonary hypertension, his CT pulmonary angiography revealed features of chronic pulmonary thromboembolism with calcified thrombus in the main pulmonary artery along with pulmonary hypertension...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Abhinav Agrawal, Atul V Palkar, Sonu Sahni, Sheel K Vatsia, Rakesh D Shah, Arunabh Talwar
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is a rare congenital anomaly that leads to an anatomical left-to-right shunt. Termination of the intrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) with its azygos continuation associated with the hepatic venous connection to the left atrium (LA) is also a rare congenital anomaly that results in an anatomical right-to-left shunt. A 65-year-old male presented with severe dyspnea on exertion and pedal edema. He was further diagnosed at our clinic and was found to have both the aforementioned congenital abnormalities, creating a bidirectional shunt...
May 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Gyanendra Acharya, Sunil Mehra, Ronakkumar Patel, Simona Frunza-Stefan, Harmanjot Kaur
Bariatric surgery is well established in reducing weight and improving the obesity-associated morbidity and mortality. Hyperammonemic encephalopathy following bariatric surgery is rare but highly fatal if not diagnosed in time and managed aggressively. Both macro- and micronutrients deficiencies play a role. A 42-year-old Hispanic female with a history of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure was brought to ED for progressive altered mental status. Physical exam was remarkable for drowsiness with Glasgow Coma Scale 11, ascites, and bilateral pedal edema...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
Anne-Katrin Dumke, Steven Goetze, Peter Elsner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Santanu Munshi, Shatavisa Mukherjee, Indranil Saha, Sukanta Sen
This study describes a patient diagnosed as a case of bipolar affective disorder complaining of bothersome incidence of pedal edema 1 month after the initiation of atypical antipsychotic regimen with risperidone and quetiapine. All hematological and biochemical profiles were found to be normal. On discontinuation of risperidone, the condition remained unresolved even after 2 weeks, and the edema progressed reaching her calves. On tapering the dose of quetiapine, she started showing gradual improvement in edematous condition...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Anri Sawada, Kunio Kawanishi, Shigeru Horita, Junki Koike, Kazuho Honda, Ayami Ochi, Mizuki Komoda, Yoichiro Tanaka, Kohei Unagami, Masayoshi Okumi, Tomokazu Shimizu, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe, Yoji Nagashima, Kosaku Nitta
Immunoglobulin (Ig) A nephropathy (IgAN) is a known autoimmune disease due to abnormal glycosylation of IgA1, and occasionally, IgG co-deposition occurs. The prognosis of IgG co-deposition with IgAN is adverse, as shown in the previous studies. However, in the clinical setting, monoclonality of IgG co-deposition with IgAN has not been observed. We describe a case of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) combined with IgAN in a renal allograft. A-21-year-old man developed end-stage renal failure with unknown aetiology and underwent living-donor kidney transplantation from his mother 2 years after being diagnosed...
July 2016: Nephrology
Nur Haque Alam, Hasan Ashraf, Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Tahmeed Ahmed, Sufia Islam, Maryam Kadjar Olesen, Niklaus Gyr, Remy Meier
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether PHGG added ORS reduce duration of diarrhoea, stool output and enhance weight gain. METHODS: In a double-blind controlled clinical trial, 126 malnourished children (weight for length/weight for age < -3 Z-score with or without pedal edema), aged 6 - 36 months with acute diarrhoea <7 days were studied in two treatment groups; 63 received modified WHO ORS (Na 75, K 40, Cl 87, citrate 7, glucose 90 mmol/L) with PHGG 15 g/L (study group); 63 received modified WHO ORS without PHGG (control)...
2015: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
Michael A Garfinkle, James Barton
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic strength of the jugular venous pressure (JVP) and pedal edema as physical examination tools for the assessment of volume status has been minimally studied. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in an outpatient peritoneal dialysis clinic in Saskatoon, Canada. Patients were adult (age 18 or older) peritoneal dialysis outpatients without any history of cardiac dysfunction, a central line, and current arteriovenous fistula...
2016: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Arunpreet Kahlon, Naveen Gnanabakthan, Amrita Dhillon, Dinesh Subedi
46 year old male with past medical history of schizoaffective disorder and chronic lower back pain, was admitted for management of worsening depression and anxiety. He was started on gabapentin, 300mg twice daily for his back pain and anxiety symptoms. His only other medication was hydrocodone. Over next few days, he started developing worsening bilateral lower extremity edema. He did not have any cardiovascular related symptoms. Physical exam was only significant for 3+ pitting edema with all laboratory values and imaging being unremarkable...
September 2015: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Yashwant Agrawal, Alicia Williams, Jerry W Pratt, Frank Saltiel
We report a case of a 74-year-old man who presented with dyspnea on exertion and pedal edema. He had five-vessel coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery twenty-six years ago and redo three-vessel CABG done thirteen years later. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) of the heart and coronary vessels demonstrated a giant aneurysm arising from the saphenous venous graft (SVG) to the first obtuse marginal of the left circumflex artery compressing the pulmonary artery (PA). He underwent coronary angiography, confirming the CTA findings...
2015: Case Reports in Cardiology
Sunil Kumar, Shruti Sharma
POEMS syndrome (Crow-Fukase syndrome) is a rare paraneoplastic disorder. It is characterized by peripheral neuropathy, elevated vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), monoclonal gammopathy, sclerotic bone lesions and Castleman disease. Other important clinical features are organomegaly, edema, ascites, papilledema, endocrinopathy, skin changes and thrombocytosis. A high index of suspicion, a detailed clinical history and examination followed by appropriate laboratory investigations like VEGF level, radiological skeletal survey and bone marrow biopsy are required to diagnose POEMS syndrome...
March 2015: Oxford Medical Case Reports
F Grandi, A Pasternak, H E O Beserra
Here we describe a rare clinical manifestation of canine pododemodicosis. A dog was presented with pedal erythema, scaling, crusting, severe edema and digit loss. The following diseases were taken into account for the differential diagnosis: pododemodicosis, lethal acrodermatitis, zinc responsive dermatosis and pemphigus foliaceus. Results from skin biopsies revealed the presence of Demodex spp. of mites in the follicular infundibula and a severe inflammatory process (pododemodicosis). Upon the acaricidal treatment, the patient exhibited favorable signs of clinical improvement...
2013: Open veterinary journal
Salman Imtiaz, Murtaza F Drohlia, Kiran Nasir, Mehwish Hussain, Aasim Ahmad
Malaria is a disease of tropical regions and both types of plasmodia, i.e. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, cause significant morbidity and mortality. P. vivax was thought to be benign and cause less morbidity and mortality. Many reports showed the devastating effect of vivax malaria too. We compared the clinical symptoms, laboratory markers, treatment and outcome of both the plasmodia. This is a retrospective analysis of 95 patients admitted to The Kidney Center, Karachi in a duration of 15 years (1997-2012); 45 patients with falciparum malaria and 50 patients with vivax malaria, and compared the clinical presentation, laboratory workup, treatment and outcome in both groups...
November 2015: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Amer Khan Mohammed, Chaitanya Medarametla, Mohammed Mahboob E Rabbani, Kolamadhi Prashanthi
AIM: To evaluate the effect of low-protein diet on renal function in patient with diabetic nephropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a case of a 57-year-old obese patient who is a known case of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, benign prostate hypertrophy and chronic kidney disease 4(th) stage presented with the complaints of weakness, dyspnea, arthralgia, neuropathic pains and pedal edema which are prominent symptoms of Chronic kidney disease. Our healthcare team had visited patient's home and analyzed the available reports on kidney profile, fasting sugar, post prandial sugar, HbA1c, lipid profile test and prescriptions which was found to be high...
2015: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
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