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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783881/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-case-study-with-a-short-review-of-literature
#1
Ken De Smet, Paul-Emile Claus, Gudrun Alliet, An Simpelaere, Geert Desmet
Objective and Importance Lemierre's syndrome (LS) is a rare condition that typically starts with a bacterial oropharyngeal infection complicated by a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and septic emboli to the lungs or other organs. The most common organism isolated is Fusobacterium necrophorum, although other causative organisms are isolated in rare cases. Case presentation We discuss a case of LS in a 44-year-old, previously healthy man presenting with an oropharyngeal infection. F. necrophorum was isolated from blood cultures and Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated septic emboli in the lungs...
May 21, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782242/case-254-posttraumatic-migrating-fat-embolus-causing-fat-emboli-syndrome
#2
Sébastien Molière, Stéphane Kremer, Guillaume Bierry
History An otherwise healthy 18-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a closed displaced fracture of the left femoral shaft ( Fig 1 ) after a high-velocity motorbike accident. At admission, other physical examination findings were unremarkable. Initial unenhanced and contrast material-enhanced (120 mL of Iomeron 400; Bracco Imaging, Milan, Italy) computed tomography (CT) was performed in the arterial and venous phases from the head to the knees. No abnormalities were noted in the brain or chest at initial CT...
June 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777672/valvectomy-versus-replacement-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-tricuspid-endocarditis
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Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, William M Whited, Michael P Rogers, Ugochukwu Owolabi, Kendra J Grubb, Kristen Sell-Dottin, Mark S Slaughter
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical treatment of infective tricuspid endocarditis is debatable, especially in the setting of inherent social and pathologic concerns. This study seeks to compare tricuspid valve repair, replacement, and excision for the treatment of infective endocarditis METHODS: A single center cardiac surgery database was queried between 2012 and 2016 to identify patients >18 years who underwent tricuspid valve surgery for infective endocarditis. Patients were divided into 3 groups based on the type of tricuspid valve surgery: valvectomy, repair, or replacement and evaluated to identify differences between the pre-op factors and outcomes including mortality, length of stay, and complications...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775656/peripheral-vascular-stent-infection-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Greg H Whitcher, Daniel J Bertges, Mrinal Shukla
We describe a case of an infected popliteal artery stent with septic emboli presenting 6 years after peripheral vascular intervention for intermittent claudication. Management included resection of the stent and popliteal artery and revascularization by femoral-popliteal bypass with autogenous vein. This case demonstrates that peripheral stent infections can develop years after intervention. We performed an English language PUBMED literature review of arterial peripheral vascular stent infections on using the search term, "Non-coronary stent or stent graft infection from 1966 to present...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774206/emphysema-following-air-powder-abrasive-treatment-for-peri-implantitis
#5
Sung-Tak Lee, Malavika Geetha Subu, Tae-Geon Kwon
Background: Subcutaneous emphysema refers to swelling caused by the presence of air or gas in the interstices of loose connective tissue. In the head and neck area, it may follow the fascial planes and is characterized by sudden swelling, crepitus on palpation, infrequent pain, and air emboli on radiography. It usually occurs as a complication in dental treatment. Some reports have described subcutaneous emphysema caused by dental procedures; however, severe emphysema related to peri-implantitis after treatment has not been documented...
December 2018: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770793/pulmonary-embolism
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Menno V Huisman, Stefano Barco, Suzanne C Cannegieter, Gregoire Le Gal, Stavros V Konstantinides, Pieter H Reitsma, Marc Rodger, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Frederikus A Klok
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is caused by emboli, which have originated from venous thrombi, travelling to and occluding the arteries of the lung. PE is the most dangerous form of venous thromboembolism, and undiagnosed or untreated PE can be fatal. Acute PE is associated with right ventricular dysfunction, which can lead to arrhythmia, haemodynamic collapse and shock. Furthermore, individuals who survive PE can develop post-PE syndrome, which is characterized by chronic thrombotic remains in the pulmonary arteries, persistent right ventricular dysfunction, decreased quality of life and/or chronic functional limitations...
May 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765390/preclinical-evaluation-of-the-nevatm-stent-retriever-safety-and-efficacy-in-the-swine-thrombectomy-model
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Arthur J Ulm, Tigran Khachatryan, Arthur Grigorian, Raul G Nogueira
Background: A novel stent retriever device with an enhanced radial force profile, enlarged offset openings, and a closed distal end has been developed. Objective: Evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the NeVaTM thrombectomy device in animal model of thrombo-occlusive disease. Materials and Methods: Seven swine were used in safety and efficacy studies. Thrombo-occlusive disease was modeled using 4 emboli morphologies; 2 distinct models of autologous whole blood thrombi, plasma-enriched thrombi, and Onyx® emboli...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762935/septic-shock-meningoencephalitis-and-multiple-pulmonary-emboli-case-report-of-an-uncommon-clinical-presentation-of-ventricular-septal-defect-acute-infective-endocarditis
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Laura Varela Barca, Jose López-Menéndez, Ana Redondo Palacios, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda Stuart
The case is reported of a 55 year-old woman, with a previously known congenital septal defect, who was admitted to the emergency department with a diagnosis of meningoencephalitis, septic shock, and rapid clinical deterioration. Echocardiography revealed a vegetation occupying the right-side heart. Endocarditis affectation of the septal defect, aortic and tricuspid valves was noted and blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Urgent surgical treatment was performed whereby the ventricular septal defect was closed, a meticulous debridement of the affected area was conducted, and the aortic and tricuspid valves were replaced...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760338/septic-pulmonary-emboli-as-a-complication-of-peripheral-venous-cannula-insertion
#9
Ankita Baidya, Vanishri Ganakumar, Ranveer S Jadon, Piyush Ranjan, Smita Manchanda, Rita Sood
Septic pulmonary emboli can occur as a complication of many diseases, most common being right sided infective endocarditis. Septic emboli through a peripheral venous cannula are rarely reported in literature though central venous catheter is commonly implicated. We describe a case of widespread cellulitis and septic pulmonary emboli as a complication of peripheral venous cannulation.
2018: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758073/effects-of-computer-assisted-navigation-versus-conventional-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-the-levels-of-inflammation-markers-a-prospective-study
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Shu-Jui Kuo, Horng-Chaung Hsu, Ching-Jen Wang, Ka-Kit Siu, Ya-Hung Hsu, Jih-Yang Ko, Chih-Hsin Tang
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a well-established modality for the treatment of advanced knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the detrimental effects of intramedullary reaming used in conventional TKA for distal femur cutting are of concern. Avoiding intramedullary reaming with the use of computer-assisted navigation TKA can not only provide superior prosthetic alignment, but also mitigate perioperative blood loss and the dissipation of marrow emboli. We quantified local and systemic concentrations of inflammation markers for both techniques...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757131/red-blood-cell-salvage-analysis-from-clotted-blood
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Ethan K Craig, Mark H Yazer, Jonathan H Waters
BACKGROUND: Blood clots discovered within body cavities intra-operatively are often manually broken up and placed in an autotransfusion device to recover autologous blood cells. This study evaluated the efficiency at which these red blood cells can be recovered from clot and to determine if these cells would be free of fibrin and clumping which might pose a risk of micro-emboli. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole blood was aliquoted into 25 mL volume samples. The blood was then allowed to clot, and after 24 hours the clotted blood was manually kneaded by hand for 1, 2, 3, or 5 minutes...
April 4, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754850/biologic-drug-effect-and-particulate-embolization-of-drug-eluting-stents-versus-drug-coated-balloons-in-healthy-swine-femoropopliteal-arteries
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Sho Torii, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Emanuel Harari, Maria E Romero, Frank D Kolodgie, Brandt Young, Anthony Ragheb, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
PURPOSE: To compare the drug effect in treated vessels and downstream effects in distal skeletal muscle of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) and drug-eluting stents (DESs) in a healthy preclinical swine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four groups of treated iliofemoral arteries (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty [PTA]+DES, DCB+DES, DCB+bare metal stent [BMS], and DCB alone) of 12 healthy swine were assessed, with euthanasia at 30 days. Biological drug effect was evaluated using smooth muscle cell (SMC) loss score according to both depth and circumference as well a neointimal fibrin and medial proteoglycan scores which were compared between the 4 groups...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752197/panophthalmitis-caused-by-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hideharu Hagiya, Takuya Semba, Takeshi Morimoto, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hisao Yoshida, Kazunori Tomono
Lancefield group G β-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has become a leading causative pathogen of invasive streptococcal infection. In this report, we describe a case of disseminated SDSE infection complicated by endogenous endophthalmitis, resulting in panophthalmitis and blindness. A 65-year-old man who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery two months previously was hospitalized due to high fever and right visual loss. A systemic investigation revealed endophthalmitis complicated by mediastinal abscess, prosthetic infective endocarditis, cerebral emboli and hemorrhage, and multiple arthritis...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739828/anterior-cerebral-artery-embolism-during-thrombectomy-increases-disability-and-mortality
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Vanessa Chalumeau, Raphaël Blanc, Hocine Redjem, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Daniele Botta, Simon Escalard, William Boisseau, Benjamin Maïer, Julien Labreuche, Mickaël Obadia, Michel Piotin, Mikael Mazighi
OBJECTIVE: During thrombectomy, thromboembolic migration in previously unaffected territory may occur and is not systematically notified. We report our data on the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcome of anterior cerebral artery emboli (ACAE). METHODS: From a prospectively collected thrombectomy database of consecutive patients with anterior circulation stroke between January 2012 and December 2016, 690 angiographic images were analyzed to assess ACAE. The primary outcome was a favorable outcome, defined as a 3 month modified Rankin Scale score of 0-2 or equal to the pre-stroke score...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738753/acute-management-of-infected-chronic-thromboembolic-disease
#15
Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Carole Dennie, Sean Dickie, Eric C Belanger, Fraser Rubens
A 29-year-old male with chronic pulmonary emboli presented to hospital with progressive pleuritic chest pain. He was in acute right ventricular failure, and thus underwent intra-pulmonary arterial tissue plasminogen (tPA). He developed massive hemoptysis requiring emergent thromboendarterectomy. A clot was visualized in the main left pulmonary artery which had formed a bronchovascular fistula into the left upper lobe bronchus. Pathology of the clot revealed fibrinopurulent exudate and Gram-positive cocci. The left pulmonary artery was repaired with a pericardial patch, and the left upper lobe was oversewn with subsequent left upper lobectomy...
May 5, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735504/pneumonitis-a-serious-adverse-effect-of-pd-l1-inhibitors-including-pembrolizumab
#16
Frances Rickard, Catherine Hyams, Andrew T Low
A 70-year-old man presented with breathlessness, cough and fever while receiving pembrolizumab for melanoma. A CT pulmonary angiogram demonstrated small bilateral upper lobe segmental pulmonary emboli with patchy ground-glass opacities and basal perilobular consolidation, in keeping with organising pneumonia. He was treated for community-acquired pneumonia and pulmonary emboli but rapidly deteriorated, with increasing hypoxia and dyspnoea. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for support with continuous positive airway pressure and high flow nasal oxygen...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730269/atrioesophageal-fistula-considerations-for-the-neurological-clinician
#17
Laura A Zima, Linden E Fornoff, Daniel L Surdell
Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare complication of cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation. It can present in many ways, but neurological signs and symptoms are common initial signs sometimes resulting in neurosurgeons and neurologists first evaluating patients with the condition. We present a case report of at 68-year-old female who presented with acute stroke symptoms and multifocal hemorrhages on MRI who was worked up through our neurosurgery department and diagnosed with AEF. This case highlights three clues to alert neurological clinicians to AEF as a possible diagnosis; clinical worsening of neurological symptoms in correlation to episodes of emesis, septic emboli on CT/MRI, and bacteremia caused by a gram positive oral or GI flora...
April 27, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728202/case-based-discussion-regarding-challenges-in-patient-selection-and-procedural-planning-in-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#18
REVIEW
Sidakpal S Panaich, Thomas Munger, Paul Friedman, Charanjit S Rihal, David R Holmes
Atrial fibrillation (AF) accounts for most embolic strokes, especially in elderly individuals. Although anticoagulation is known to reduce the risk of embolic stroke, a significant proportion of patients have relative or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation. The left atrial appendage has been implicated as the major source of emboli in more than 90% of ischemic strokes in nonvalvular AF. Left atrial appendage occlusion offers an alternative for stroke prevention in patients with an elevated stroke risk (CHADS2 score ≥2 or CHA2 DS2 -VASc score ≥3) who have a rationale for avoiding long-term oral anticoagulation after a shared decision-making process...
May 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725550/massive-ovarian-edema-in-a-girl-with-hemoglobin-sc-disease
#19
Eric Johannesen, Van Nguyen
Massive ovarian edema is a benign tumor like lesion of the ovary. The widely accepted mechanism is disruption of vascular drainage resulting in accumulation of fluid within the stroma and enlargement of the ovary. We report a case of massive ovarian edema in a teenage girl with hemoglobin SC disease. A 16-year-old female with hemoglobin SC disease was admitted with right lower quadrant pain. An ultrasound and CT scan showed a large, heterogeneous solid, and cystic pelvic mass. Due to the size and the possibility of malignancy, the patient underwent a salpingo-oophorectomy...
2018: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725189/definity-contrast-artifact-in-transcranial-doppler-emboli-monitoring
#20
Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan
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April 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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