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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684796/-they-told-me-all-mothers-have-worries-stillborn-mother-s-experiences-of-having-a-gut-instinct-that-something-is-wrong-in-pregnancy-findings-from-an-international-case-control-study
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Jane Warland, Alexander E P Heazell, Tomasina Stacey, Christin Coomarasamy, Jayne Budd, Edwin A Mitchell, Louise M O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: To describe and explore 'gut instinct' that something was wrong in women who identified that they experienced gut instinct during pregnancy. METHOD: A case-control study utilising an international web-based questionnaire. Stillborn cases (n = 146) and liveborn controls (n = 234) answered the gut instinct question within 30 days of the pregnancy ending. Of those, 84 cases and 27 controls also provided qualitative comment data. Descriptive statistics were used for the question, with a fixed option and summative content analysis was used to analyse the comment data...
April 11, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683911/acog-committee-opinion-no-736-optimizing-postpartum-care
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The weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being. To optimize the health of women and infants, postpartum care should become an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter, with services and support tailored to each woman's individual needs. It is recommended that all women have contact with their obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers within the first 3 weeks postpartum. This initial assessment should be followed up with ongoing care as needed, concluding with a comprehensive postpartum visit no later than 12 weeks after birth...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683906/acog-committee-opinion-no-736-summary-optimizing-postpartum-care
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The weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being. To optimize the health of women and infants, postpartum care should become an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter, with services and support tailored to each woman's individual needs. It is recommended that all women have contact with their obstetrician-gynecologists or other obstetric care providers within the first 3 weeks postpartum. This initial assessment should be followed up with ongoing care as needed, concluding with a comprehensive postpartum visit no later than 12 weeks after birth...
May 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681839/long-term-follow-up-of-congenital-simple-hamartoma-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-a-case-report
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Yuka Ito, Masahito Ohji
Background: Congenital simple hamartoma of the retinal pigment epithelium (CSHRPE) is a rare benign tumor of the retinal pigment epithelium characterized by a focal, darkly pigmented nodule in the macular lesion in healthy persons. We report a case of CSHRPE with long-term follow-up. Case: A 41-year-old Japanese woman was incidentally discovered to have a dark lesion on the fundus of the left eye. We evaluated the patient by measuring her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and by slit-lamp biomicroscopy, fundus color photography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) over a 10-year period...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681575/sinus-standstill-in-a-patient-after-intracoronary-papaverine-administration-for-a-coronary-fractional-flow-reserve
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Masahiro Nauchi, Tsuyoshi Sakai, Masahiro Yamawaki, Yoshiaki Ito
A 78-year-old woman had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and effort angina. Two months before she was admitted for a coronary angiography, she had been feeling dizzy. A Holter 24-hour electrocardiography monitor exhibited an asymptomatic episode of 2.9 seconds of RR interval. She underwent a coronary angiography, which showed intermediate stenosis in the left descending artery. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurement using intracoronary papaverine administration was performed. After intracoronary papaverine (12 mg) administration, pause of 4 seconds led to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT), although the VT terminated spontaneously...
April 20, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680792/-pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-in-a-patient-taking-benepali-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kay Frances Graham, Anne McEntegart
We present a case of a 57-year-old woman who contracted Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia while on Benepali, the biosimilar version of etanercept for rheumatoid arthritis. She had seropositive erosive disease. She was admitted to clinic with a 2-week history of dyspnoea, dry cough and fever. Her initial examination showed her to be hypoxic on air with saturations of 77% and left basal crackles. Her admission chest X-ray showed fine reticular shadowing, with an initial suspicion of pulmonary fibrosis. She was empirically treated for community-acquired pneumonia but continued to deteriorate with a worsening type 1 respiratory failure...
April 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677462/ondansetron-blocks-wildtype-and-p-f503l-variant-small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels
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Jum-Suk Ko, Shuai Guo, Jonathan Hassel, Patricia Celestino-Soper, Ty C Lynnes, James E Tisdale, James J Zheng, Stanley E Taylor, Tatiana Foroud, Michael D Murray, Richard J Kovacs, Xiaochun Li, Shien-Fong Lin, Zhenhui Chen, Matteo Vatta, Peng-Sheng Chen, Michael Rubart
The apamin-sensitive, small conductance, calcium-activated potassium (SK) current ( IKAS ) is encoded by KCNN genes. IKAS importantly contributes to cardiac repolarization in conditions associated with reduced repolarization reserve. To test the hypothesis that IKAS inhibition contributes to drug-induced long QT (diLQT) syndrome, we (1) screened for KCNN variants among patients with diLQT, (2) determined the properties of heterologously expressed wildtype and variant KCNN channels, and (3) determined if the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist ondansetron blocks IKAS ...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675258/livedo-reticularis-a-cutaneous-clue-to-an-underlying-endocrine-crisis
#8
Natasha Shrikrishnapalasuriyar, Mirena Noyvirt, Philip Evans, Bethan Gibson, Elin Foden, Atul Kalhan
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with a presumed allergic reaction to a single dose of amoxicillin given for a suspected upper respiratory tract infection. She complained of chest tightness although there was no wheeze or stridor. On examination, she was pyrexial, tachycardic, hypertensive and had a diffuse mottled rash on her lower limbs. Her initial investigations showed raised inflammatory markers. She was treated in the intensive care for a presumed anaphylactic reaction with an underlying sepsis...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675063/chylothorax-after-endoscopic-ultrasound-with-fine-needle-aspiration-causing-migrating-appearance-of-a-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-pleura
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Francesco Mongelli, Maurice FitzGerald, Stefano Cafarotti, Rolf Inderbitzi
Trans-esophageal endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is widely used to assess mediastinal masses. Common complications are self-limiting bleeding or pain, but occasionally, more serious accidents have been reported. A 54-year-old woman with a huge mass located in the left middle mediastinum presented 2 days after an EUS-FNA with dyspnea and chest pain. Computed tomography scan showed a massive left pleural effusion. A chest tube was inserted revealing a chylothorax (1800 ml). Over the following days, the pleural effusion did not diminish, requiring a left mini-thoracotomy...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673681/a-rare-krukenberg-tumor-arising-from-a-primary-adenocarcinoma-of-the-small-intestine
#10
Angel An-Chieh Liu, Chi-Huang Chen, Wei-Min Liu, Ching-Wen Chang
OBJECTIVE: A Krukenberg tumor is a malignancy in the ovary that metastasizes from a primary site. Here, we report a very rare case of bilateral Krukenberg tumors of the ovaries arising from a primary adenocarcinoma of the small intestine in a 53-year-old Taiwanese woman. CASE REPORT: The patient presented with a 3-month history of abdominal distension and acid regurgitation. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy findings were negative. According to the preoperative image, we highly suspected that the small bowel mass was the primary tumor with metastatic tumors to bilateral ovarian masses...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673678/uterine-rupture-at-33rd-week-of-gestation-after-laparoscopic-myomectomy-with-signs-of-fetal-distress-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Hiroyuki Yazawa, Kaoru Takiguchi, Fumihiro Ito, Keiya Fujimori
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of uterine rupture (UR) during pregnancy after laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and discuss the risk factors of UR. CASE REPORT: A 37-year-old woman with multiple myomas underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Subserosal and intramural myomas were enucleated, and the myometrial wounds were repaired with single-layer suturing. Sixteen months after the operation, the patient conceived. At 33 weeks of gestation, emergency cesarean section was performed for the indication of fetal distress...
April 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673003/prenatal-diagnosis-of-premature-chromatid-separation-mosaic-variegated-aneuploidy-pcs-mva-syndrome
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Tomoko Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Keiko Akeno, Midori Fujisaki, Kaeko Sumiyoshi, Masanao Ohashi, Hiroshi Sameshima, Mamoru Ozaki, Maki Kato, Takema Kato, Eriko Hosoba, Hiroki Kurahashi
Premature chromatid separation/mosaic variegated aneuploidy (PCS/MVA) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. In this case report, we describe the prenatal diagnosis of PCS/MVA syndrome in a 24-year-old, gravida 1, para 1, woman who was referred to us in her second trimester due to fetal growth restriction and extreme microcephaly (-5.0 standard deviations). Amniocentesis and chromosomal analysis confirmed PCS in 80% of cultured fetal cells. PCS findings were positive in 9% of paternal cells and 11% of maternal cells, indicative that both were PCS carriers...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672190/recovery-of-a-disinserted-medial-rectus-muscle-after-pterygium-surgery
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Prapatsorn Patikulsila, Atitaya Apivatthakakul, Kasem Seresirikachorn
PURPOSE: To report a case of recovery of a medial rectus which was accidentally disinserted after surgical treatment of a recurrent pterygium. METHOD: Report of a case of inadvertent medial rectus disinsertion after pterygium excision at a secondary care hospital which was referred to a tertiary care hospital in Northern Thailand. RESULT: A 40-year-old healthy woman was referred by a general ophthalmologist at a secondary care center to our hospital...
April 19, 2018: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671011/-rectal-bleeding-in-a-60-year-old-woman-under-anticoagulation-and-platelet-aggregation-inhibition
#14
J Pohlan, N Willamowski, C Jürgensen, E Zimmermann, M Möckel
CASE REPORT: We report on a woman with lower gastrointestinal bleeding under effective oral anticoagulation with both phenprocoumon and apixaban (with intention to switch to the latter) as well as the antiplatelet agent acetylsalicylic acid for aortic bifurcation kissing stents after stent thrombosis. Our patient presented with weakness and rectal bleeding. Upon examination, she looked anemic and had sinus tachycardia (104 beats per minute). The digital rectal examination revealed bright red blood mixed with clots...
April 18, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670796/huntington-s-disease-in-a-patient-misdiagnosed-as-conversion-disorder
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João Machado Nogueira, Ana Margarida Franco, Susana Mendes, Anabela Valadas, Cristina Semedo, Gustavo Jesus
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive, and neurodegenerative neuropsychiatric disorder caused by the expansion of cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG) trinucleotide in Interested Transcript (IT) 15 gene on chromosome 4. This pathology typically presents in individuals aged between 30 and 50 years and the age of onset is inversely correlated with the length of the CAG repeat expansion. It is characterized by chorea, cognitive deficits, and psychiatric symptoms. Usually the psychiatric disorders precede motor and cognitive impairment, Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety disorders being the most common presentations...
2018: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669175/antidepressants-for-preventing-postnatal-depression
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Emma Molyneaux, Laurence A Telesia, Carol Henshaw, Elizabeth Boath, Eleanor Bradley, Louise M Howard
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in the postnatal period and can lead to adverse effects on the infant and wider family, in addition to the morbidity for the mother. It is not clear whether antidepressants are effective for the prevention of postnatal depression and little is known about possible adverse effects for the mother and infant, particularly during breastfeeding. This is an update of a Cochrane Review last published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of antidepressant medication for the prevention of postnatal depression, in comparison with any other treatment, placebo or standard care...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667314/the-diary-of-a-nonagenarian-centenarian-woman-with-dementia-memory-loss-life-changes-and-community-care-in-japan
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Sayuri Suwa, Saori Otani, Mayuko Tsujimura, Kotoko Nogawa, Yoko Shiya
AIM: This study aimed to explore the experiences and thoughts of a nonagenarian-centenarian woman with dementia living alone, through detailed analysis of her unsolicited diary. DATA SOURCE: After receiving consent from Aki (a pseudonym), her family and caregivers, copies of her diaries, hand-written in Japanese, were provided for analysis. METHODS: The content of the diaries was broadly organized into themes and qualitative content analysis carried out for each theme along a sequential timeline...
April 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666959/carney-complex-a-case-with-thyroid-follicular-adenoma-without-a-prkar1a-mutation
#18
Shinji Hattori, Yukou Yamane, Ryoichi Shimomura, Yuki Uchida, Nobuhiko Toyota, Yoshio Miura, Setsujyo Shiota, Yoshitsugu Tajima
BACKGROUND: Carney complex (CNC) is a very rare disease. Although thyroid lesions are included in the diagnostic criteria for CNC, they are an infrequent occurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 69-year-old woman who had undergone the removal of a left atrial myxoma 10 years earlier, at the age of 59. At the time of the operation, thyroid ultrasonography (US) revealed multiple hypoechoic nodules. Thyroid scintigraphy revealed an increased uptake of 99m Tc in these lesions, which was consistent with toxic multinodular goiter, and she was diagnosed with CNC...
April 17, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666358/revisiting-atrioventricular-nodal-ablation-and-cardiac-pacing-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia
#19
Munish Sharma, Ritesh Neupane, Koroush Khalighi
BACKGROUND Poorly controlled ventricular rate associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) leads to tachycardia-induced left ventricular dysfunction. Atrioventricular (AV) nodal ablation and cardiac pacing is the standard of care in refractory congestive heart failure (CHF) due to AF with moderate to rapid ventricular response that failed conventional medical therapy. If the patient is not a candidate for AF ablation with pulmonary vein isolation and elimination of AF foci, this is an effective approach, but it does have some challenges when done in a patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664113/peripartum-management-of-hla-alloimmune-platelet-refractoriness
#20
Jeremy Ryan Peña, Leanna Sudhof, Barbara O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Platelet (PLT) refractoriness presents a challenging problem for transfusion support, especially in the perioperative setting, where there is urgency for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-compatible units, yet identification and provision of compatible PLT concentrates requires time. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old G3P1 woman with thrombocytopenia due to aplastic anemia, likely autoimmune, presented in her third trimester for peripartum care and newly diagnosed HLA alloimmune PLT refractoriness...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion
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