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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748745/histamine-poisoning-from-insect-consumption-an-outbreak-investigation-from-thailand
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Summon Chomchai, Chulathida Chomchai
BACKGROUND: Insect consumption is a common practice in the Asian culture and all over the world. We are reporting an outbreak investigation of histamine poisoning from ingestion of fried insects. METHODS: On 24 July 2014, a group of students at a seminar presented to Angthong Provincial Hospital, Thailand, with pruritic rash after ingesting snacks consisting of fried insects from a vendor. We initiated an outbreak investigation with retrospective cohort design and collected samples of remaining foods for analyses...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747944/impact-of-post-hospital-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-after-surgical-treatment-for-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Józefa Dąbek, Ewelina Pyka, Joanna Piotrkowicz, Krystian Stachoń, Grażyna Bonek-Wytrych
INTRODUCTION: The quality of life of cardiovascular patients is worse than that of healthy individuals. Pain, dyspnea, and fatigue impair daily activities, which in turn leads to decreased life satisfaction and emotional deterioration. The objective of comprehensive treatment, including early rehabilitation, is to reduce the risk of complications, progression, and recurrence of the disease, as well as to restore, maintain, or improve all aspects of the patient's quality of life to the greatest extent possible...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747408/respiratory-muscle-endurance-training-reduces-the-o2-cost-of-cycling-and-perceived-exertion-in-obese-adolescents
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Desy Salvadego, Alessandro Sartorio, Fiorenza Agosti, Gabriella Tringali, Alessandra Patrizi, Miriam Isola, Antonella LoMauro, Andrea Aliverti, Bruno Grassi
In obesity the increased O2 cost of breathing negatively affects the O2 cost of exercise and exercise tolerance. The purpose of the study was to determine whether, in obese adolescents, the addition of respiratory muscle endurance training (RMET) (isocapnic hyperpnea) to a standard body mass reduction program decreases the O2 cost of exercise and perceived exertion and increases exercise tolerance. 9 male obese adolescents (16.0±1.4 years [x±SD], body mass 114.4±22.3 kg) underwent 3 weeks of RMET (5 days/week); 8 age-and sex- matched obese adolescents underwent the standard body mass reduction program (CTRL)...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746448/fatal-toxoplasmosis-in-an-immunosuppressed-domestic-cat-from-brazil-caused-by-toxoplasma-gondii-clonal-type-i
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Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena, Camila Mariellen Evangelista, Renata Assis Casagrande, Giovana Biezus, Claudia Salete Wisser, Paulo Eduardo Ferian, Anderson Barbosa de Moura, Veronica Machado Rolim, David Driemeier, Solange Oliveira, Bruna Farias Alves, Solange Maria Gennari, Sandra Davi Traverso
The objective of the study was to report on a fatal case of feline toxoplasmosis with coinfection with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). A domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) presented intense dyspnea and died three days later. In the necropsy, the lungs were firm, without collapse and with many white areas; moderate lymphadenomegaly and splenomegaly were also observed. The histopathological examination showed severe necrotic interstitial bronchopneumonia and mild necrotic hepatitis, associated with intralesional cysts and tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii that were positive by anti-T...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746328/unresolving-pneumonia-with-pleural-effusion-pulmonary-paragonimiasis
#5
D Gaire, S Sharma, K Poudel, P Pant
Paragonimiasis is a zoonosis caused by many species of Paragonimus commonly P. westermani. Human get infected by eating raw, salted, pickled, smoked, partially cooked crustaceans (crayfish or crabs). Clinical manifestations ranges from non-specific symptoms like pain abdomen, diarrhea, urticarial rashes, fever to pleuropulmonary symptoms like cough, hemoptysis, chest pain and dyspnea. A 48 years, female presented at TUTH emergency with fever on and off for nine months, cough and shortness of breath for three months, lethargy, malaise and urticaria with history of raw crab intake one month prior to the onset of symptoms...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743779/treatment-of-pulmonary-embolism-with-argatroban-and-ultrasound-assisted-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-with-alteplase-in-a-patient-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Brittany T Bethea, John W Elliot, John B Richardson, Mustafa I Ahmed
PURPOSE: Successful ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (USAT) with low-dose alteplase and argatroban in a patient with bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) secondary to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is reported. SUMMARY: HIT is a life-threatening complication associated with a high risk of thromboembolism. Systemic anticoagulation for the treatment of thrombosis may not be sufficient in the presence of PE. Catheter-directed treatment may be indicated in patients with PE and associated right ventricular dysfunction...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740835/severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-another-cause-of-death-among-smokers
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REVIEW
André Carramenha de Góes Hirano, Eduardo Pelegrineti Targueta, Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, João Augusto Dos Santos Martines, Dafne Andrade, Silvana Maria Lovisolo, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
In 2005, the combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) was first defined as a distinct entity, which comprised centrilobular or paraseptal emphysema in the upper pulmonary lobes, and fibrosis in the lower lobes accompanied by reduced diffused capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO). Recently, the fibrosis associated with the connective tissue disease was also included in the diagnosis of CPFE, although the exposure to tobacco, coal, welding, agrochemical compounds, and tire manufacturing are the most frequent causative agents...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740696/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-and-resection-of-a-giant-thymoma-in-a-patient-witness-of-jehova
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Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching Feng Wu, Mercedes de la Torre
A rare case of a giant thymoma in a patient witness of Jehova treated by single port thoracoscopic resection is reported. A 78-year-old man with chest pain and mild dyspnea had been previously diagnosed with giant thymoma went to our hospital and asked for second opinion of operation. Computed tomography showed a 12.5 cm × 9.5 cm × 10 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Under the request of this patient, he is only willing to receive minimal invasive surgery without blood transfusion. Thirty-six hours after surgical resection, the patient safely discharged from our hospital without complication...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740695/complete-spontaneous-resolution-of-a-giant-bulla-without-rupture-or-infection-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Won Ho Chang
We report a case of complete spontaneous resolution of a giant bulla without ipsilateral pneumothorax or overt infection accompanied by contralateral recurrent pneumothorax. A 67-year-old man visited the emergency room with dyspnea. Chest computed tomography revealed spontaneous pneumothorax on the right side and a giant bulla in the left anterior lung. Closed thoracostomy was performed and the patient was discharged. Two years later, right pneumothorax recurred. Bullectomy in the right lung and pleurodesis were performed...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740693/disease-flare-after-discontinuing-gefitinib-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-concomitant-epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-and-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-translocation
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Eun Hye Park, Hwa Young Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Chang Dong Yeo
We report on a patient with lung adenocarcinoma and a concomitant epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocation who developed a disease flare after discontinuing gefitinib. A 63-year-old woman with lung adenocarcinoma and a concomitant activating EGFR mutation and ALK translocation was treated with first-line gefitinib. After 4 months, she discontinued the gefitinib due to disease progression. She was admitted to the emergency room complaining of severe dyspnea and back pain 22 days after discontinuing gefitinib...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740378/active-smoking-and-copd-phenotype-distribution-and-impact-on-prognostic-factors
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Juan Antonio Riesco, Bernardino Alcázar, Juan Antonio Trigueros, Anna Campuzano, Joselín Pérez, José Luis Lorenzo
PURPOSE: Smoking can affect both the phenotypic expression of COPD and factors such as disease severity, quality of life, and comorbidities. Our objective was to evaluate if the impact of active smoking on these factors varies according to the disease phenotype. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a Spanish, observational, cross-sectional, multicenter study of patients with a diagnosis of COPD. Smoking rates were described among four different phenotypes (non-exacerbators, asthma-COPD overlap syndrome [ACOS], exacerbators with emphysema, and exacerbators with chronic bronchitis), and correlated with disease severity (body mass index, obstruction, dyspnea and exacerbations [BODEx] index and dyspnea grade), quality of life according to the COPD assessment test (CAT), and presence of comorbidities, according to phenotypic expression...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740375/clinical-and-economic-burden-of-dyspnea-and-other-copd-symptoms-in-a-managed-care-setting
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Judith J Stephenson, Debra Wertz, Tao Gu, Jeetvan Patel, Anand A Dalal
PURPOSE: The degree to which symptoms such as dyspnea affect patients with COPD is individualized. To address the gap between clinical symptom measures and self-perceived disease burden, we investigated the symptom status of adult patients with COPD and followed with an administrative claims analysis of health care resource utilization and costs. METHODS: This was a hybrid US observational study consisting of a cross-sectional patient survey followed by a retrospective analysis of administrative claims data...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739753/application-of-ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-t3-or-t4-stage-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Yunqiang Wang, Dajian Li, Ruihua Liu, Chuanliang Jia, Aihua Jiang, Yayun Lv, Shufen Xu, Hua Zhang, Xiaoli Cao, Xicheng Song
AIM: To study the value of ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) in the diagnosis of T3 or T4 stage laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer, which is difficult by routine methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen cases of T3 or T4 stage laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma with abnormal pharyngeal sensitivity, severe dyspnea, submucous cancer recurrence, cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction were reviewed retrospectively from October 2012 to October 2014 in the Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739159/lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-very-elderly-%C3%A2-80years-old-extremely-safe-and-effective
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Paul Kreinbrink, Philip Blumenfeld, George Tolekidis, Neilayan Sen, David Sher, Gaurav Marwaha
OBJECTIVE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the standard of care in medically inoperable patients. In very elderly patients, previous studies have shown SBRT to offer excellent local control, though with higher toxicities than in younger populations. We report our institutional experience using SBRT in the definitive management of NSCLC in patients ≥80years old. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using an IRB-approved registry of 158 patients treated with definitive-intent lung SBRT for early-stage NSCLC at our institution between 2010 and 2016, 31 consecutively treated patients ≥80years of age were identified...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738817/exacerbation-of-bronchiectasis-by-pseudomonas-monteilii-a-case-report
#15
Aditi, Malini Shariff, Kiran Beri
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas spp are important opportunistic and nosocomial pathogens. One such species is Pseudomonas monteilii (P. monteilii). It has been described as an environmental contaminant and potential pathogen. We identified this organism as the causative agent of an exacerbation of bronchiectasis and an environmental contaminant in our hospital on two separate occasions. CASE PRESENTATION: P. monteilii was the cause of an exacerbation of bronchiectasis in a 30-year-old HIV negative male...
July 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738490/-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrafiltration-for-patients-with-heart-failure-results-from-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-study
#16
X L Shen, L B Y Zu, L Li, J Ma, B J Zhang, S B Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrafiltration in patients with heart failure. Methods: One hundred and thirty four cases of patients with heart failure, who hospitalized in our hospital from June 2010 to June 2016 were enrolled in this study. Random serial number was generated using SPSS 22.0 software, patients were then randomly divided into control group and ultrafiltration group with the proportion of 1∶1 (67 cases in each group). Patients in the control group received standard therapy...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737996/integrating-palliative-and-oncology-care-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-quality-improvement-intervention
#17
Laura C Hanson, Frances Collichio, Stephen A Bernard, William A Wood, Matt Milowsky, Erin Burgess, Crista J Creedle, Summer Cheek, Lydia Chang, Bhisham Chera, Alexandra Fox, Feng-Chang Lin
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines recommend palliative care for patients with advanced cancer, but gaps in access and quality of care persist. OBJECTIVE: To increase goals-of-care (GOC) communication for hospitalized patients with Stage IV cancer. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team designed a quality improvement intervention to enhance oncology palliative care, including training in communication skills and triggers for palliative care consults...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737881/-bronchial-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-in-childhood-case-report
#18
Giselle Cuestas, Verónica Rodríguez, Flavia Doormann, Patricio Bellia Munzón, Gastón Bellia Munzón
Bronchial tumors are rare in children. Most of them are malignant, being the carcinoid tumor the most common. Less frequently the mucoepidermoid carcinoma is found in the tracheobronchial tree. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma accounts for 0.1 to 0.2% of all malignant bronchopulmonary tumors. It manifests with symptoms of airway obstruction and/or recurrent pneumonias. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are of great importance in the prognosis. Bronchoscopy with biopsy of the endobronchial mass is the method of choice to confirm the diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736697/nasal-application-of-petrolatum-ointment-a-silent-cause-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-successfully-treated-with-prednisolone
#19
Hemanth Kilaru, Sudhir Prasad, Sistla Radha, Ravindra Nallagonda, Satish Chandra Kilaru, Eshwar Chandra Nandury
We report a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia from chronic, extranasal use of petrolatum ointment (Vicks VapoRub in this case) for nasal decongestion in a young woman, presenting with cough, dyspnea and fever. Exogenous Lipoid pneumonia is a rare condition, underdiagnosed and is more prevalent in adults. Usually asymptomatic and diagnosed while evaluating predisposed patients who become clinically unstable or an abnormal lung shadow or during evaluation of rhinobronchial allergy. It is rarely reported from chronic use of petrolatum ointment extranasally and was diagnosed by transbronchial biopsy in the present case...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736696/endobronchial-lipoma-causing-progressive-dyspnea
#20
Rajany V Dy, Sumit Patel, Kassem Harris, M Jeffery Mador
We describe a 63-year-old male who presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, post-obstructive pneumonia and chest CT findings of an endobronchial lesion. Bronchoscopy revealed an endobronchial lipoma, which was resected using snare electrocautery. Complete resolution of the patient's symptoms was noted following bronchoscopic resection.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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