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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019017/leptospirosis-associated-catastrophic-respiratory-failure-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989152/-correlations-of-fgf23-and-klotho-with-cardiovascular-injury-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Lu Gan, Qiaoling Zhou
To analyze the levels of serum calcium, phosphate, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), and Klotho proteins in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and to investigate the correlations of FGF23 and Klotho proteins with cardiac complicates in patients with chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD).
 Methods: A total of 180 CKD-MBD patients were enrolled for this study. Among them, 60 patients underwent regular hemodialysis, 60 patients did not undergo renal replacement therapy and 60 patients were diagnosed as second hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)...
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960043/the-clinical-differences-between-urgent-visits-and-non-urgent-visits-in-emergency-department-during-the-neonatal-period
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Hyung Jun Yang, Woochan Jeon, Hee Jung Yang, Jae Ryoung Kwak, Hyo Yeon Seo, Ji Sook Lee
As neonates are brought to the emergency department (ED) for various complaints, it is challenging for emergency physicians to clinically determine the urgency of the visit. We sought to explore clinical characteristics associated with urgent visits to the ED. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing medical records of neonatal visits to a tertiary pediatric regional emergency center for 5 years. Cases of patients who were discharged after checking only chest or abdominal X-ray or discharged without workup, were classified as non-urgent visits...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959432/a-rare-case-of-benign-metastasizing-leiomyoma-%C3%A2
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Victoria Rizzo, Haralambos Parissis
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma is a rare disorder involving distant metastases secondary to a smooth muscle tumour of the myometrium. This case report describes a 48-year-old woman with multiple pulmonary nodules noted on post-operative chest x-ray. Further investigation revealed a history of total abdominal hysterectomy for benign fibroids of the uterus, 6 years prior to the scan. CT-guided fine needle aspirate of the pulmonary nodules showed smooth muscle proliferation within lung parenchyma, suggesting smooth muscle tumour confirmed with immunohistochemistry...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952607/vitamin-k-induced-effects-on-body-fat-and-weight-results-from-a-3-year-vitamin-k2-intervention-study
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M H J Knapen, K M Jardon, C Vermeer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Vitamin K status has been linked to fat and glucose metabolism by several authors, but whether high vitamin K intake influences body weight or composition has remained unclear. Here we tested the hypothesis that increased vitamin K intake decreases body fat or fat distribution. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In a randomized placebo-controlled human intervention trial, 214 postmenopausal women, 55-65 years of age, received either 180 mcg/day of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7, MK-7) or placebo for 3 years...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951427/an-unexpected-complication-following-uterine-artery-embolisation
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Sarah Peters, Michelle Wise, Brendan Buckley
A 35-year-old nulliparous woman underwent uterine artery embolisation (UAE) for heavy menstrual bleeding and anaemia due to fibroids, refractive to medical and surgical treatment.Bilateral UAE was performed after cephazolin prophylaxis and analgesia. Postoperatively, pain and abdominal bloating were prominent. Symptoms were initially treated as postembolisation syndrome, and analgesia was escalated. By the third day, pain was worsening and the woman developed marked tachypnoea and tachycardia, with raised inflammatory markers and lactate...
September 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941916/national-imaging-trends-after-ureteroscopic-or-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-nephrolithiasis
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Justin S Ahn, Sarah Holt, Philip May, Jonathan D Harper
PURPOSE: The study of diagnostic imaging use after procedural intervention for nephrolithiasis is limited. We sought to characterize actual national imaging patterns and longitudinal trends after ureteroscopic or shockwave lithotripsy. MATERIALS & METHODS: We analyzed the MarketScan™ database and identified a nationally representative sample of insured employed patients, ages 17-64, who underwent ureteroscopic or shockwave lithotripsy between 2007-2014 for nephrolithiasis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935854/comparison-of-helical-tomotherapy-and-direct-tomotherapy-in-bilateral-whole-breast-irradiation-in-a-case-of-bilateral-synchronous-grade-1-and-stage-1-breast-cancer
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Valentina Lancellotta, Martina Iacco, Elisabetta Perrucci, Claudio Zucchetti, Anna Concetta Dipilato, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Isabella Palumbo, Cynthia Aristei
BACKGROUND Synchronous bilateral breast cancer is rare. A case is presented where whole breast irradiation (WBI) was planned after breast conserving surgery in a patient with synchronous bilateral breast cancer. A comparison was made between the feasibility of helical tomotherapy and direct tomotherapy. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old woman was found to have bilateral breast nodules on routine mammographic screening, resulting in bilateral lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Histopathology showed a 6 mm diameter invasive ductal carcinoma in the right breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative) and an 8mm diameter tubular carcinoma in the left breast (Grade 1, hormone receptor positive, HER2 negative)...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930942/surgical-residents-interpretation-of-diagnostic-radiologic-imaging-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
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Elias Fakhoury, Daria Abolghasemi, Justin McKinney, Alena Naumova, Scott Wessner, Osama Elsawy, Jamshed Zuberi, Robert V Madlinger
BACKGROUND: Senior surgical residents are of paramount importance in directing further therapeutic modalities based on their interpretation of critical diagnostic imaging. We propose that senior surgical residents are proficient with interpreting radiologic imaging studies in the trauma patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed comparing surgery resident interpretations of computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head, maxillofacial bones, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), chest, abdomen, pelvis, and chest X-rays versus final radiologists' reports at a level II trauma center from September 2014 to May 2015...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924614/porcelain-gallbladder-often-an-overlooked-entity
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Sohail Iqbal, Sarfraz Ahmad, Usman Saeed, Mohammed Al-Dabbagh
Background  Porcelain gallbladder (GB) is a rare but potentially premalignant condition with minimal symptoms. Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments often tend to investigate abdominal pain through plain radiographs, which are occasionally reported by radiologists, thereby leaving behind few uncommon conditions, such as porcelain gallbladder unreported. Objectives  We present three cases of porcelain GB in which initial diagnosis was not considered due to the presence of various other calcifications in the upper abdomen...
October 2017: Surg J (N Y)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924124/mobile-cecum-in-a-young-woman-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yoshihisa Fukuda, Yusuke Higuchi, Kanae Shinozaki, Yuji Tanigawa, Taro Abe, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Sunao Matsubayashi, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Koji Nakamichi
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is unexpectedly common and is associated with a high rate of gastrointestinal manifestations. We herein report the first documented case of mobile cecum associated with EDS-HT. A 21-year-old woman with repeated right lower abdominal pain was initially diagnosed with EDS-HT. Abdominal examinations performed in the supine position, such as CT and ultrasonography, showed no gross abnormalities. In contrast, oral barium gastrointestinal transit X-ray images obtained with changes in the patient's body position revealed position-dependent cecal volvulus with mobile cecum...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923678/a-case-report-on-gastric-volvulus-of-a-17-years-old-boy-from-bangladesh
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M Tasdik Hasan, S M Tajdit Rahman, Hasan M Shihab, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Tanni Chowdhury, Quamrul Akhtar Sanju
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus is a rare and true surgical emergency which is life threatening if not recognized and treated quickly. There have been approximately 300 reported cases globally till now. This condition most often occurs during 5th decade of life but there are over 100 reported pediatric cases also. This following rare incidence was such a case of a young patient in Bangladesh. It was the first case of gastric volvulus managed by the surgery department of the concerned hospital...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912997/laparoscopic-repair-of-diaphragmatic-rupture-a-case-report-with-radiological-and-surgical-correlation
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Patrick Nguyen, Bonnie Davis, Daniel D Tran
The leading cause of diaphragmatic rupture is penetrating abdominal trauma, including gunshot- and stab-related wounds; however, diaphragmatic rupture can also result from blunt trauma to the abdomen. The diagnosis can be difficult to make as the physical examination may be unremarkable, and imaging, that is, a conventional chest X-ray and/or CT imaging, may initially fail to reveal the injury. Failure to recognize diaphragmatic rupture can result in a delayed presentation, sometimes years later, with a potential catastrophic outcome...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910398/body-composition-and-prediction-equations-using-skinfold-thickness-for-body-fat-percentage-in-southern-brazilian-adolescents
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Wagner Luis Ripka, Leandra Ulbricht, Pedro Miguel Gewehr
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to: a) determine the nutritional status of Brazilian adolescents, and; b) present a skinfold thickness model (ST) to estimate body fat developed with Brazilian samples, using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as reference method. METHODS: The main study group was composed of 374 adolescents, and further 42 adolescents for the validation group. Weight, height, waist circumference measurements, and body mass index (BMI) were collected, as well as nine ST-biceps (BI), triceps (TR), chest (CH), axillary (AX) subscapularis (SB), abdominal (AB), suprailiac (SI), medial thigh (TH), calf (CF), and fat percentage (%BF) obtained by DXA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905656/comparison-of-low-dose-and-standard-dose-abdominal-ct-scan-in-body-stuffers
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Hooman Bahrami-Motlagh, Zahra Mahboubi-Fooladi, Babak Salevatipour, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Seyyed Hadi Mirhashemi
PURPOSE: Detection of body stuffers is challenging in emergency departments. Because of the small size of baggies, plain radiograph is of little value in most suspects. On the other hand, abdomen CT scan is burdened by high cost and radiation dose. This study was performed to compare the image quality, radiation dose and accuracy of low-dose CT scan in comparison with standard dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, suspected body stuffers who were referred to the radiology department underwent two different protocols of abdominal non-contrast CT scan simultaneously: low-dose (with equivalent dose to conventional abdominal x-ray) and standard dose...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904706/-when-the-denture-becomes-dangerous
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Nouzha Sadak, Laila Herrak, Leila Achachi, Mustapha El Ftouh
Although rare in adults, foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a serious accident which can be potentially life threatening or lead to significant sequelae. We report the case of a 50 year old patient without previous pathological history, presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, intermittent cough and exertional dyspnea occurring six days after the accidental aspiration of his plastic dental prosthesis during a meal. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Chest X-ray as well as abdominal x-ray requiring no prior preparation showed no abnormalities...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904665/-idiopathic-gastric-perforation-in-neonates-about-a-case
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Fatima Zahra Aglili, Maha Oudrhiri, Houria Knouni, Younes Taboz, Hasna Benkiran, Hassan Aguenaou, Fouad Ettaybi, Amina Barkat
Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation is rare. We report the case of a newborn without any abnormality identified at delivery and whose mother had problem-free pregnancy. On the third day of life, he had a sudden onset of severe abdominal distension followed by bilious vomiting. Abdominal X-rays without treatment showed massive pneumoperitoneum and laparotomy showed a perforation at the level of the anterior gastric wall closed in a single layer closure. Postoperative course was uneventful. Spontaneous neonatal gastric perforation usually has a favorable outcome...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898997/angiotensin-ii-infusion-into-apoe-mice-a-model-for-aortic-dissection-rather-than-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Bram Trachet, Lydia Aslanidou, Alessandra Piersigilli, Rodrigo A Fraga-Silva, Jessica Sordet-Dessimoz, Pablo Villanueva-Perez, Marco F M Stampanoni, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Patrick Segers
Aims: Angiotensin II-infused ApoE-/- mice are a popular mouse model for preclinical aneurysm research. Here, we provide insight in the often-reported but seldom-explained variability in shape of dissecting aneurysms in these mice. Methods and results: N = 45 excised aortas were scanned ex vivo with phase-contrast X-ray tomographic microscopy. Micro-ruptures were detected near the ostium of celiac and mesenteric arteries in 8/11 mice that were sacrificed after 3 days of angiotensin II-infusion...
August 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898918/insertion-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-with-jejunal-extensions-using-the-wedge-technique-a-novel-method-to-prevent-retrograde-tube-migration-into-the-stomach
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Michael S L Sey, Hannah Gregor, Jamie Gregor, Brian Yan
Background and study aim In percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) with jejunal extension (PEGJ) procedures, retrograde migration of the jejunal extension tube into the stomach during endoscope withdrawal is a frustrating problem. We describe the novel "wedge" technique for inserting the jejunal extension tube, utilizing single-balloon enteroscopy to anchor it in place. Patients and methods Prospective 1-year study of consecutive patients undergoing PEGJ insertion at a single tertiary care center. The primary outcome was number of pyloric intubations required to place the jejunal extension tube...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894327/detection-of-distant-metastases-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-role-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-conventional-imaging-with-computed-tomography-scans
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Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Wesley Pereira Andrade, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Cunha, Jorge Luis Fonseca de Acioli Conrado, Eduardo Nóbrega Pereira Lima, Paula Nicole Vieira Pinto Barbosa, Rubens Chojniak
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and conventional imaging tests for the detection of distant metastases in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 81 patients with breast cancer who had undergone (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT before treatment. Conventional imaging included the following: bone scintigraphy; chest X-ray (in 14.5%) or CT (in 85.5%); and abdominal ultrasound (in 10...
July 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
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