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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240672/transient-osteoporosis-of-the-hip-on-fdg-pet-ct
#1
Gary A Ulaner, Peter Sawan
Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is characterized by bone pain, osteopenia, and bone marrow edema in the absence of trauma. We present a 59-year-old man with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who underwent F-FDG PET/CT. F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated mildly FDG-avid lymph nodes consistent for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as well as FDG-avidity in the right femoral head with corresponding osteopenia, rather than a focal lytic lesion. MR demonstrated bone marrow edema consistent with TOH. TOH is benign and self-limiting...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205254/manganese-and-selenium-concentrations-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-seriously-ill-children
#2
Tomáš Franěk, Karel Kotaška, Richard Průša
BACKGROUND: The homeostasis of essential trace elements such as selenium and manganese may be altered in patients with severe diseases of various etiologies (trauma brain injuries, tumors, leukemias, lymphomas, neurological diseases). METHODS: Concentration of manganese and selenium were determined in cerebrospinal fluid by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry in 50 hospitalized children with various clinical ethiologies including oncological, neurological, and brain related diseases...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013226/disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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REVIEW
Benjamin M Boral, Dennis J Williams, Leonard I Boral
OBJECTIVES: To provide a review of the definition, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). METHODS: A case scenario and a review of the literature related to the pertinent facts concerning DIC are provided. RESULTS: DIC is a systemic pathophysiologic process and not a single disease entity, resulting from an overwhelming activation of coagulation that consumes platelets and coagulation factors and causes microvascular fibrin thrombi, which can result in multiorgan dysfunction syndrome from tissue ischemia...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002530/visceral-and-tissular-reactivity-in-acute-heart-failure-due-to-supraventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-a-young-patient
#4
Maria Cristina Beznă, Doina Cârstea, Marinela Beznă, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionela Cristina Deliu, Petru Răzvan Melinte
Observation of major pathological alterations in a young person involves etiological and clinical justifications, in order to properly assess, treat and control these conditions. The aim of this paper is to present severe, acute pathological lesions, installed in a young person, secondary to hypodiastolic heart failure, due to persistent supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, triggered by a post-traumatic external stimulus, with complete remission post-electrical conversion. Pathological and clinical modification are revealed, in a young person, shortly after a minor thoracic trauma, in the absence of traumatic injury but with high-frequency palpitations onset and progressive installation of vascular, visceral and interstitial stasis modifications, as well as of vascular and tissular hypoperfusion with reactive vasoconstriction...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863269/mortality-length-of-stay-bloodstream-and-respiratory-viral-infections-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#5
Kam Lun Hon, Man Ping Luk, Wing Ming Fung, Cho Ying Li, Hiu Lee Yeung, Pui Kwun Liu, Shun Li, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Chi Kong Li, Paul Kay Sheung Chan, Kam Lau Cheung, Ting Fan Leung, Pei Lin Koh
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether diagnostic categories and presence of infections were associated with increased mortality or length of stay (LOS) in patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: A retrospective study of all PICU admissions between October 2002 and April 2016 was performed. Oncologic vs nononcologic, trauma/injuries vs nontraumatic, infectious (gram-positive, gram-negative, fungal bloodstream infections, common respiratory viruses) vs noninfectious diagnoses were evaluated for survival and LOS...
April 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726743/mr-imaging-of-pediatric-bone-marrow
#6
Brian Y Chan, Kara G Gill, Susan L Rebsamen, Jie C Nguyen
The bone marrow is one of the largest organs in the body and is visible in every magnetic resonance (MR) imaging study. It is composed of a combination of hematopoietic red marrow and fatty yellow marrow, and its composition changes throughout life in response to normal maturation (red to yellow conversion) and stress (yellow to red reconversion). MR imaging is highly sensitive for detection of altered marrow signal intensity, and the T1-weighted spin-echo sequence provides the most robust contrast between yellow marrow and disease...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707676/erysipelothrix-rhusiopathiae-bacteremia-a-challenging-diagnosis
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Maïté Micaelo, Pascal Rasmy, Marlène Amara, Juliette Lambert, Aymeric Coutard, Béatrice Pangon
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, a Gram-positive bacillus, is reported to cause for cutaneous infections and endocarditis. We report a case of E. rhusiopathiae bacteremia without severe clinical illness. The patient, a 74-year-old man, is suffering from a chronic lymphoid leukemia (LLC). Following a trauma, the patient developed a bruise on the left inch. Because the site of shock seemed clinically infected, oral amoxicilline-acid clavulanic (AAC) treatment was started after withdrawn 1 set of blood cultures. These blood culture specimens yielded a Gram-positive bacillus identified as E...
October 1, 2016: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664339/quiescent-pluripotent-stem-cells-reside-within-murine-peripheral-nerves-that-can-be-stimulated-to-proliferate-by-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenic-protein-2-or-by-nerve-trauma
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Michael H Heggeness, Nora Strong, Paul H Wooley, Shang-You Yang
BACKGROUND: The clinical use of recombinant human bone morphogenic protein 2 (rhBMP-2, Infuse) has been associated with nerve-related complications including new-onset sciatica, and retrograde ejaculation. PURPOSE: To better understand the interaction of rhBMP-2 and peripheral nerves with the intent of making procedures safer. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Using a mouse model to examine the direct effect of diluted rhBMP-2 (Infuse) on murine sciatic nerves...
September 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617071/fournier-s-gangrene-in-a-neonate-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report
#9
Ziba Mosayebi, Ali Omidian, Amir Hossein Movahedian, Farzad Kompani, Seyyed Saeed Hosseininodeh
INTRODUCTION: Fournier's gangrene is an infective necrotizing fasciitis of external genital and perineal region. Hematologic malignancies and immunocompromised status are predisposing factors. Simultaneous occurrence of Fournier's gangrene and congenital leukemia in neonates is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of Fournier's gangrene in a 4-day-old female infant with a necrotic lesion in perineum and no history of trauma or other predisposing condition...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531677/hyperfibrinolysis-increases-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-by-a-plasmin-and-bradykinin-dependent-mechanism
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Oscar A Marcos-Contreras, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Isabelle Bardou, Cyrille Orset, Mathilde Pruvost, Antoine Anfray, Yvann Frigout, Yannick Hommet, Laurent Lebouvier, Joan Montaner, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Hyperfibrinolysis is a systemic condition occurring in various clinical disorders such as trauma, liver cirrhosis, and leukemia. Apart from increased bleeding tendency, the pathophysiological consequences of hyperfibrinolysis remain largely unknown. Our aim was to develop an experimental model of hyperfibrinolysis and to study its effects on the homeostasis of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). We induced a sustained hyperfibrinolytic state in mice by hydrodynamic transfection of a plasmid encoding for tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA)...
November 17, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443161/acute-compartment-syndrome-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-chronic-phase-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yoshikazu Nagase, Shuji Ueda, Hitomi Matsunaga, Aya Yoshioka, Yoshiyuki Okada, Tomohisa Machida, Keiichi Nakata, Fuka Mima, Risato Takeda, Daisuke Hayashi, Sadaharu Iio, Kohei Okita, Hiroyuki Narahara, Yuichi Yasunaga, Yoshiaki Inui, Sumio Kawata
BACKGROUND: Acute compartment syndrome is an orthopedic emergency requiring urgent fasciotomy to prevent irreversible damage. In hematological malignancies, acute compartment syndrome caused by severe soft tissue bleeding is extremely rare. We present a patient with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia who had acute compartment syndrome caused by severe soft tissue bleeding in her right forearm. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital with swelling and pain of her right forearm without a previous history of trauma...
July 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27345376/successful-treatment-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-with-cryoglobulinemia-and-hepatitis-c
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Mohsen Pourmorteza, Fady Tawadros, Gilbert Bader, Mohamed Al-Tarawneh, Emilie Cook, Wael Shams, Mark Young
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare, ulcerative cutaneous condition that was first described by Brocq in 1916. This diagnosis is quite challenging as the histopathological findings are nonspecific. Pyoderma gangrenosum is usually associated with inflammatory bowel disease, leukemia, and hepatitis C. We describe a rare clinical case of a patient with hepatitis C (HCV), mixed cryoglubinemia, and pyoderma gangrenosum, which was successfully treated with prednisone in combination with the new antiviral medication ledipasvir/sofosbuvir...
June 27, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27307770/early-recognition-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-the-setting-of-thrombocytosis-in-the-emergency-department
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Marvinia Charles, Romy Fontoura, Gregory Sugalski
Thrombocytosis is frequently encountered as an incidental laboratory finding since isolated thrombocytosis is often asymptomatic. Even though thrombocytosis is benign and self-limiting in most cases, it can at times result in thrombosis or hemorrhage. The most common type of thrombocytosis is reactive (secondary) thrombocytosis and can be due to infections, trauma, surgery, or occult malignancy. Since thrombocytosis is a known risk factor for thrombosis, it is commonly a concern for ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction...
2016: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27075406/diabetes-insipidus-as-an-initial-presentation-of-myelodysplastic-syndrome-diagnosis-with-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-based-karyotyping
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Ruixue Sun, Chun Wang, Xushu Zhong, Yu Wu
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a group of clonal hematopoietic diseases characterized by cytopenia, dysplasia and increased risk of development to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Unfavorable cytogenetic changes such as complex karyotypes or chromosome 7 anomalies are predictive of the progression to AML and poor prognosis. Central diabetes insipidus (CDI) is the result of a deficiency of arginine vasopressin, and its major causes are idiopathic, primary or secondary tumors, neurosurgery and trauma. Importantly, CDI is a rare complication of MDS...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27011480/tracheotomy-in-cancer-patients-experience-from-a-cancer-hospital-in-pakistan
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Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Hassan Iqbal, Raza Hussain, Aamir Ali Syed, Arif Jamshed
Tracheotomy is commonly performed for the management of upper airway compromise. Trauma and head and neck cancers are the most frequent indications. The objective of this study was to share our experience with tracheotomy performed for a broad range of malignancies including but not limited to head and neck cancer. This study is a retrospective case series of patients who underwent tracheotomy from January 2004 to June 2012 at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan. A total of 130 patients were included in the study...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26995297/complicated-genitourinary-tract-infections-and-mimics
#16
REVIEW
Michael Yu, Kathryn Robinson, Cary Siegel, Christine Menias
This article provides pictorial review of complicated upper and lower genitourinary infections and their mimics. Imaging features of upper urinary tract infections including uncomplicated acute pyelonephritis, xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN), emphysematous pyelonephritis, perirenal abscess, and pyonephrosis are first reviewed and then followed by pictorial review of their mimics including contrast-associated nephrotoxicity, renal infarcts, malakoplakia, renal cell cancer, leukemia or lymphoma and Castleman's disease...
January 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26994132/off-hour-admission-and-mortality-risk-for-28-specific-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-251-cohorts
#17
REVIEW
Yanfeng Zhou, Wenzhen Li, Chulani Herath, Jiahong Xia, Bo Hu, Fujian Song, Shiyi Cao, Zuxun Lu
BACKGROUND: A considerable amount of studies have examined the relationship between off-hours (weekends and nights) admission and mortality risk for various diseases, but the results remain equivocal. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through a search of EMBASE, PUBMED, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, we identified cohort studies that evaluated the association between off-hour admission and mortality risk for disease. In a random effects meta-analysis of 140 identified articles (251 cohorts), off-hour admission was strongly associated with increased mortality for aortic aneurysm (odds ratio, 1...
March 18, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26948259/clinical-evaluation-of-red-eyes-in-pediatric-patients
#18
Casey Beal, Beverly Giordano
Patients with the primary symptom of a red eye are commonly seen in pediatric primary care clinics. The differential diagnoses of a red eye are broad, but with a succinct history and physical examination, the diagnosis can be readily identified in many patients. Identifying conditions that threaten vision and understanding the urgency of referral to an ophthalmologist is paramount. Some systemic diseases such as leukemia, sarcoidosis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis can present with the chief symptom of a red eye...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26920363/comparison-of-predictive-modeling-approaches-for-30-day-all-cause-non-elective-readmission-risk
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Liping Tong, Cole Erdmann, Marina Daldalian, Jing Li, Tina Esposito
BACKGROUND: This paper explores the importance of electronic medical records (EMR) for predicting 30-day all-cause non-elective readmission risk of patients and presents a comparison of prediction performance of commonly used methods. METHODS: The data are extracted from eight Advocate Health Care hospitals. Index admissions are excluded from the cohort if they are observation, inpatient admissions for psychiatry, skilled nursing, hospice, rehabilitation, maternal and newborn visits, or if the patient expires during the index admission...
February 27, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26744679/chylothorax-due-to-leukemic-infiltration-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Hakan Tanrıverdi, Fırat Uygur, Osman Korcan Tilkan, Mertol Gökçe, Meltem Tor
Chylothorax is characterized by accumalation of milky fluid called chyle into the plural space. Most common causes of cyhlothorax are trauma or surgery of thoracic duct and malignancies. Among the malignancies lymphoma is responsible approximately 70% of cyhlothorax but other lymphocytic tumors including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is rarely reported. A 71 years old man with known CLL, presented with dispnea and pleural effusion and diagnosed cyhlothorax due to leukemic infiltration that confirmed by immuno flow cytometric analyse...
2015: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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