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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721102/vulvar-varicosities-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#1
Sergey G Gavrilov
OBJECTIVE: Vulvar varicosity is a relatively common venous disorder in women with varicose veins of the pelvis and lower extremities and in pregnant women, but there is little information in the medical literature concerning its diagnosis and management. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with 101 women with vulvar varicosities who were examined and treated at our center during 2000-2014. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 with 61 women with varicose veins of the pelvis and enlarged vulvar veins, and group 2 with 40 pregnant women (11-38 weeks of pregnancy) with vulvar varicosities...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
#2
Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718265/haemoglobinuria-and-portal-venous-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
#3
Zain Ul Abideen, Munnam Sohail Jafar, Nasir Hameed, Ahmad Malik
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a non-malignant stem cell disorder due to acquired somatic mutations in cell surface anchored proteins CD55 and CD59. Both have a compliment inhibitory role and their deficiency leads to intravascular haemolysis. This paper reports a challenging case of a 25 years old male who presented with generalized weakness, exertional dyspnoea and episodic early morning haematuria. Recently, he started developing progressive abdominal distention and dull generalized abdominal pain...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710234/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-and-transient-global-amnesia-a-shared-aetiology
#4
Jithin Sajeev, Anoop Koshy, Kevin Rajakariar, Gary Gordon
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is associated with acute, reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, while transient global amnesia (TGA) is a reversible disorder of the brain characterised by anterograde amnesia. We report an unusual case of TTC occurring concurrently in a patient with TGA, and propose that catecholamine surge induced cerebral venous congestion and cardiotoxicity is the shared aetiology that leads to the concurrent manifestation of these conditions. TTC and TGA are reversible disorders that can occur concurrently in a subset of patients due to a unifying aetiology, catecholamine excess, leading to pathophysiological changes within the brain and the myocardium...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707710/perception-and-image-of-dermatology-in-the-german-general-population-2002-2014
#5
M Augustin, L Eissing, P Elsner, K Strömer, I Schäfer, A Enk, M Reusch, R Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: In contrast to other European countries, dermatologists in Germany provide healthcare for a broad spectrum of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Current population-based data on the perception of dermatology were lacking to date. OBJECTIVE: Analysis of the perception of dermatology from the general population's perspective with regard to utilization, satisfaction, and responsibility. METHODS: Nation-wide survey on awareness, utilization, rating, and image of dermatology in Oct/2014 through computer-assisted telephone interviews on a representative sample of the adult general population (n = 1,015), performed by the FORSA institute...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707058/is-there-any-relationship-between-adipocytokines-and-angiogenesis-factors-to-address-endothelial-dysfunction-and-platelet-aggregation-in-untreated-patients-with-preeclampsia
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Zeynep B Güngör, Hakan Ekmekçi, Abdullah Tüten, Sait Toprak, Gülsel Ayaz, Oktay Çalışkan, Hüseyin Sönmez, Rıza Madazlı, Orkide Donma, Mine Kucur, Turgut Ulutin, Özlem Balcı Ekmekçi
PURPOSE: Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder and its etiology remains still unclear. Recent hypotheses rely on imbalance between angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors and disruption of endothelial function of spiral arteries. In addition; increased VTE (venous thromboembolism) risk is still unclear in preeclampsia. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between endothelial dysfunction, adipocytokines, platelet function, and vasculogenesis in preeclampsia. METHODS: Plasma angiogenic (PlGF, VEGF), antiangiogenic factors (sflt-1, endoglin) with adipocytokines (leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin), endothelial dysfunction markers (vWF, NO), and platelet function markers (ADP and collagen induced platelet aggregation, P-selectin) were examined in 30 early-onset, 22 late-onset preeclampsia, and 27 healthy pregnants...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697657/anemia-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-longitudinal-study
#7
K Tunkyi, J Moodley
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of anemia at the first antenatal visit and at 32-34 weeks gestational age, and to evaluate perinatal and maternal outcomes. METHODS: Venous blood samples were obtained for complete blood counts at both study visits. Maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality were also recorded. The data were analyzed using SPSS (version 23). RESULTS: Two thousand pregnant women were recruited. The prevalence of anemia was 42...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696848/an-interventionist-s-guide-to-endocrine-consultations
#8
Eric J Monroe, Benjamin W Carney, Christopher R Ingraham, Guy E Johnson, Karim Valji
Endocrinopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders often resulting from pathologic sources of hormone production. When the clinical scenario, laboratory testing, and noninvasive imaging fail to aid confident identification of the source of hormone excess, endocrine venous sampling may localize obscure lesions to guide subsequent treatment. Knowledge of basic hormone signaling pathways, common pathophysiologic disruptions of these pathways, and serologic evaluation fosters informed conversations with referring physicians and effective patient selection...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695869/evaluation-of-the-association-between-a-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-5-gene-and-risk-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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A C Sharma, R N Srivastava, S R Srivastava, A Agrahari, A Singh, D Parmar
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disorder probably affected by both genetic and environmental causes. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are bone-derived factors that can induce new bone formation. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of BMP5 gene alters the transcriptional activity of the BMP5 promoter that has been involved in OA susceptibility. This case-control study investigated the association of rs1470527 and rs9382564 SNP of BMP5 gene with susceptibility to knee OA (KOA)...
July 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694860/postpartum-aortic-bifurcation-thrombosis-on-the-background-of-thrombophilic-disorder
#10
Roxana Elena Bohîltea, Natalia Turcan, Horia Muresian, Silvia Condu, Elvira Bratila, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu
Two main causes of arterial thrombosis are known: fi rst - atherosclerosis, extensively studied, and the second - atrial fi brillation. The lack of any risk factors and the occurrence at young age of a thrombotic event requires us to investigate possible other conditions, including inherited thrombophilia that is represented by a series of genetic disorders that increase the risk of thromboembolic disease. The role of thrombophilia in the occurrence of arterial thrombosis is inconsequential; this disorder is characterized by the tendency of developing venous thrombosis...
September 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687708/germline-loss-of-function-mutations-in-ephb4-cause-a-second-form-of-capillary-malformation-arteriovenous-malformation-cm-avm2-deregulating-ras-mapk-signaling
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Mustapha Amyere, Nicole Revencu, Raphaël Helaers, Eleonore Pairet, Eulalia Baselga, Maria R Cordisco, Wendy K Chung, Josée Dubois, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Loreto Martorell, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier, Reed E Pyeritz, David J Amor, Annouk Bisdorff, Francine Blei, Hannah Bombei, Anne Dompmartin, David G Brooks, Juliette Dupont, Maria A González-Enseñat, Ilona J Frieden, Marion Gérard, Malin Kvarnung, Andrea Kwan Hanson-Kahn, Louanne Hudgins, Christine Léauté-Labrèze, Catherine McCuaig, Denise Metry, Philippe Parent, Carle Paul, Florence Petit, Alice Phan, Isabelle Quéré, Aicha Salhi, Anne M Turner, Pierre Vabres, Asuncion Vicente, Orli Wargon, Shoji Watanabe, Lisa Weibel, Ashley Wilson, Marcia Willing, John B Mulliken, Laurence M Boon, Miikka Vikkula
Background -Most AVMs are localized and occur sporadically; however they also can be multifocal in autosomal dominant disorders, such as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and Capillary Malformation-Arteriovenous Malformation (CM-AVM). Previously, we identified RASA1 mutations in 50% of patients with CM-AVM. Herein we studied non-RASA1 patients to further elucidate the pathogenicity of CMs and AVMs. Methods -We conducted a genome-wide linkage study on a CM-AVM family. Whole exome sequencing was also performed on 9 unrelated CM-AVM families...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687683/substantial-harm-associated-with-failure-of-chronic-paediatric-central-venous-access-devices
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Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Marie Cooke, Claire M Rickard
Central venous access devices (CVADs) form an important component of modern paediatric healthcare, especially for children with chronic health conditions such as cancer or gastrointestinal disorders. However device failure and complications rates are high.Over 2½ years, a child requiring parenteral nutrition and associated vascular access dependency due to 'short gut syndrome' (intestinal failure secondary to gastroschisis and resultant significant bowel resection) had ten CVADs inserted, with ninesubsequently failing...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685555/d%C3%A2-andrea%C3%A2-s-disease-angiomegaly-a-currently-well-defined-nosological-entitys
#13
S Taurone, M Spoletini, F M Di Matteo, R Mele, L Tromba, F R Grippaudo, A Minni, M Artico
In 1997 D’Andrea et al. described a new nosological entity the characteristics of which consisted of lengthening, dilation and tortuosity of blood vessels, arteries or veins, less prominent, but also less circumscribed than an aneurysm. This condition does not necessarily imply specific aneurysm formation although aneurysms at multiple sites are a frequent observation. The term used by authors for angiomegaly of the venous system was venomegaly and the analogous condition of the arterial system was termed arteriomegaly...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680307/thyroid-function-and-ultrasonography-abnormalities-in-lithium-treated-bipolar-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-with-healthy-controls
#14
Özlem Kuman Tunçel, Fisun Akdeniz, Süha Süreyya Özbek, Gülgün Kavukçu, Gökçen Ünal Kocabaş
INTRODUCTION: Lithium has many effects on thyroid physiology. Although these side effects have been known for a long time, large sample studies of lithium-treated patients using ultrasonography are lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate the detailed thyroid morphologies, hormone levels, and antibodies of lithium-treated patients compared with healthy controls. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 84 lithium-treated patients with bipolar disorder and 65 gender and age similar controls who had never been exposed to lithium...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679112/an-association-between-residual-vein-thrombosis-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-cross-sectional-study
#15
Paolo Prandoni, Maurizio Ciammaichella, Nicola Mumoli, Nello Zanatta, Adriana Visonà, Giampiero Avruscio, Giuseppe Camporese, Eugenio Bucherini, Carlo Bova, Davide Imberti, Raffaella Benedetti, Valeria Rossetto, Franco Noventa, Marta Milan
BACKGROUND: The association between venous and arterial thrombotic disorders is still unclear. We assessed the association between residual vein thrombosis (RVT) and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of patients with unprovoked (or associated with weak risk factors) proximal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: In a multicenter cross-sectional study, consecutive patients over 40years free from atherosclerotic disorders received the ultrasound assessment of the leg vein system and that of carotid arteries approximately three months after an episode of proximal DVT...
June 29, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668241/patient-satisfaction-and-experience-with-intravenously-administered-c1-inhibitor-concentrates-in-the-united-states
#16
Marc A Riedl, Aleena Banerji, Paula J Busse, Douglas T Johnston, Mark A Davis-Lorton, Shital Patel, Howard Parr, Joseph Chiao, Douglas J Watson, Earl Burrell, Thomas Machnig
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder with substantial morbidity and mortality. Despite expanded choices for effective acute treatment, prophylactic options are more limited. Intravenous C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH[IV]) is licensed and used to prevent HAE symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To better understand patient experiences with using C1-INH(IV), including level of satisfaction and types and frequency of complications. METHODS: Fifty adult members (≥18 years of age) of the US HAE Association who had HAE type I or II completed a self-administered internet survey...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667360/cortical-venous-disease-severity-in-melas-syndrome-correlates-with-brain-lesion-development
#17
M T Whitehead, M Wien, B Lee, N Bass, A Gropman
PURPOSE: MELAS syndrome is a mitochondrial disorder typified by recurrent stroke-like episodes, seizures, and progressive brain injury. Abnormal mitochondria have been found in arterial walls implicating a vasculogenic etiology. We have observed abnormal cortical vein T2/FLAIR signal in MELAS patients, potentially representing wall thickening and sluggish flow. We sought to examine the relationship of hyperintense veins and brain lesions in MELAS. METHODS: Imaging databases at two children's hospitals were searched for brain MRIs from MELAS patients...
June 30, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662704/thrombocytopenia-induced-by-dabigatran-two-case-reports
#18
Hyun Goo Kang, Seung Jae Lee, Ji Yeon Chung, Jin Sung Cheong
BACKGROUND: Vitamin K inhibitors (e.g. warfarin) and indirect thrombin inhibitors (e.g. heparin) are widely used to prevent thromboembolic disorders (e.g. myocardial infarction, venous thromboembolism, and stroke). These agents have been mainstays of anticoagulation for people older than 60 years. However, their administration is associated with a risk of bleeding and requires careful monitoring of patients. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as dabigatran, are significantly safer in preventing thromboembolism than warfarin and heparin (sporadically causes thrombocytopenia) and are more specific for their target protein, thrombin...
June 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656623/dosing-considerations-in-the-use-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#19
J R Schofield, K Hassell
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: At least four prospective trials have been initiated investigating the direct oral anticoagulants in the antiphospholipid syndrome. Preliminary reports have supported their use in patients with a history of venous thrombosis and a target INR of 2-3, but there have also been reports of failure of these agents in the antiphospholipid syndrome. The objective is to present a case report that illustrates there may be important dosing issues when considering the use of these agents in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634578/neonatal-venous-thromboembolism
#20
REVIEW
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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