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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538856/-an-adolescent-with-lumbosacral-instability-due-to-the-presence-of-a-hydatid-cyst-a-case-report
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Miguel Vizcarra, Mijaíl Mujica, Vladimir Sánchez, Paul Méndez
Hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, affects the spinal column in 0.5-2% of all cases, with the sacral column being a rare location typically observed only in adults. The case is reported of a 14-year-old boy from Juliaca (Puno, Peru) who presented with chronic lower back pain and cauda equina syndrome. He was initially attended to in Juliaca, and then transferred to the Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (Lima, Peru) with a diagnosis of sacral tumor. In magnetic resonance imaging, a multicystic tumor was seen with L5 and S1 lysis and instability...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535796/identification-of-eml4-alk-as-an-alternative-fusion-gene-in-epithelioid-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-sarcoma
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Quan Jiang, Han-Xing Tong, Ying-Yong Hou, Yong Zhang, Jing-Lei Li, Yu-Hong Zhou, Jing Xu, Jiong-Yuan Wang, Wei-Qi Lu
BACKGROUND: Known as solid tumors of intermediate malignant potential, most inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are treatable as long as the tumor is en-bloc resected. However, in some cases, the tumors have recurred and grown rapidly after successful surgery. Some of these tumors were classified as an epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (EIMS). Most previously reported EIMSs have been caused by RANBP2-ALK fusion gene. We herein report an EIMS case caused by an EML4-ALK fusion gene...
May 23, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529638/cxcr4-directed-endoradiotherapy-induces-high-response-rates-in-extramedullary-relapsed-multiple-myeloma
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Constantin Lapa, Ken Herrmann, Andreas Schirbel, Heribert Hänscheid, Katharina Lückerath, Margret Schottelius, Malte Kircher, Rudolf A Werner, Martin Schreder, Samuel Samnick, Saskia Kropf, Stefan Knop, Andreas K Buck, Hermann Einsele, Hans-Juergen Wester, K Martin Kortüm
C-X-C-motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a key factor for tumor growth and metastasis in several types of human cancer. We have recently reported promising first-in-man experience with CXCR4-directed endoradiotherapy (ERT) in multiple myeloma (MM). Eight heavily pretreated MM patients underwent a total of 10 ERT cycles (7 patients with 1 cycle and a single patient with 3 cycles). ERT was administered in combination with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell support. End points were occurrence and timing of adverse events, progression-free and overall survival...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492339/venetoclax-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Jennifer Crombie, Matthew S Davids
Venetoclax is a potent, selective inhibitor of BCL-2, a key regulator of the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis. In preclinical studies, venetoclax bound to BCL-2 with high affinity and rapidly induced apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. In early-phase clinical trials in CLL, venetoclax treatment led to tumor lysis syndrome in some patients with a large tumor burden, but this risk was subsequently mitigated by a revised study design that included lower initial dosing with intrapatient dose ramp-up and close tumor lysis syndrome monitoring and prophylaxis...
May 11, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
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Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480046/steroid-induced-tumour-lysis-syndrome-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fasihul Khan, Shazeen Ayub, Qurrat Mehmood, Syed Fayyaz Hussain
A 64-year-old male presented to hospital with breathlessness and weight loss. Ultrasound-guided biopsy of supraclavicular lymph node confirmed a diagnosis of small-cell lung cancer. The patient was started on Dexamethasone 8 mg twice daily for symptom control while awaiting urgent oncology assessment. Three days later he was admitted with acute kidney injury and worsening breathlessness. Biochemical changes confirmed tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) that had occurred following steroid therapy. He was given allopurinol followed by rasburicase...
May 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478879/tumor-lysis-syndrome-a-unique-solute-disturbance
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REVIEW
Penelope Z Strauss, Shannan K Hamlin, Johnny Dang
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening disorder that is an oncologic emergency. Risk factors for TLS are well-known, but the current literature shows case descriptions of unexpected acute TLS. Solid tumors and untreated hematologic tumors can lyse under various circumstances in children and adults. International guidelines and recommendations, including the early involvement of the critical care team, have been put forward to help clinicians properly manage the syndrome. Advanced practice nurses may be in the position of triaging and initiating treatment of patients with TLS, and need a thorough understanding of the syndrome and its treatment...
June 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474100/tumour-genesis-syndrome-severe-hypophosphatemia-and-hypokalemia-may-be-ominous-presenting-findings-in-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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Winnie Ky Chan, Kai O Chang, Wing Hung Lau
We report a 16-year-old girl who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia and a marked leucocytosis >200 × 10(9)/L. She presented with marked hypophosphatemia, hypokalemia, acute renal failure and acute respiratory failure. These electrolytes disturbances may indicate rapid tumour genesis. These ominous findings required urgent treatment to halt the crises of rapid leukemic cell proliferation. CONCLUSION: Mark hypophosphatemia and hypokalemia may be presenting electrolyte abnormalities in a patient with acute leukaemia, and these may be indicators of aggressive tumour genesis...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473804/the-complement-system-a-prey-of-trypanosoma-cruzi
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REVIEW
Kárita C F Lidani, Lorena Bavia, Altair R Ambrosio, Iara J de Messias-Reason
Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite known to cause Chagas disease (CD), a neglected sickness that affects around 6-8 million people worldwide. Originally, CD was mainly found in Latin America but more recently, it has been spread to countries in North America, Asia, and Europe due the international migration from endemic areas. Thus, at present CD represents an important concern of global public health. Most of individuals that are infected by T. cruzi may remain in asymptomatic form all lifelong, but up to 40% of them will develop cardiomyopathy, digestive mega syndromes, or both...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461998/detection-of-early-dj-stent-encrustation-by-sonographic-twinkling-artifacts-a-pilot-study
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Roman A Blaheta, Anton Oertl, Hans-Joachim Freisleben, Karen Nelson, Hanns Ackermann, Axel Haferkamp, Tobias Engl
INTRODUCTION: Ureter obstruction caused by a retro-peritoneal tumor is treated by inserting an indwelling ureter splint (DJ-stent). Indwelling duration is limited by cumulative crystalline deposits into the splint, eventually causing the repeated impairment of urine flow. Deciding when a DJ-stent must be replaced is important since belated removal can be accompanied by severe complications. X-ray or conventional sonography do not allow satisfactory evaluation of early incrustation, therefore, the use of sonographic twinkling artifacts (TA) to provide accurate stent surveillance was investigated...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451002/-costal-metastasis-revealing-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mamadou Ngoné Gueye, Gnagna Diouf, Daouda Dia, Awa Boye, Thierno Fall, Jean Louis Diémé, Oumar Ba, Mouhamadou Mbengue
Esophageal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Its severity is linked to delayed diagnosis which is most often made once a cancer has metastasized, in Africa. Costal metastases are rare. We report a case of a 38-year old Senegalese patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower esophagus with lytic metastases to the ribs. Mrs. TD, aged 38, was admitted with painful swelling in right hemithorax associated with weight loss. The patient also reported mechanical dysphagia evolving during 4 months which had not motivated consultation...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450695/hyperphosphatemia-a-cause-of-high-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Seyed Ali Sadjadi, Alexander Pi
BACKGROUND Hyperphosphatemia is a common problem in patients with kidney failure. It is usually mild and rarely severe enough to cause metabolic acidosis on its own. Besides kidney failure, use of phosphate containing enemas, rhabdomyolysis, and tumor lysis syndrome are common causes of severe hyperphosphatemia. CASE REPORT A 74-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus type II, arterial hypertension, and end stage renal disease, who was on hemodialysis and who had undergone hemicolectomy for ischemic bowel disease, and had not eaten for several days, developed severe metabolic acidosis, with an anion gap (AG) of 31 meq/L, -uncorrected for serum albumin...
April 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428904/salvage-of-necrotic-appearing-limb-after-in-utero-endoscopic-lysis-of-constriction-bands
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M Abdel-Sattar, A Chon, B Chen, W Burkhalter, R H Chmait
We report a case of amniotic band syndrome complicated by constriction bands and marked distal swelling of both lower extremities. Color Doppler interrogation of the right lower extremity revealed complete lack of blood flow below the level of the constriction. Upon fetoscopic survey, the right lower extremity beyond the constriction band appeared dusky red and discolored with desquamation, consistent with a necrotic appearance. The constriction bands were cut in utero using endoshears, thereby allowing restoration of blood flow on postoperative day 1...
April 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424044/emergent-carotid-thromboendarterectomy-for-acute-symptomatic-occlusion-of-the-extracranial-internal-carotid-artery
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Igor Gunka, Dagmar Krajickova, Michal Lesko, Stanislav Jiska, Jan Raupach, Miroslav Lojik, Radovan Maly
BACKGROUND: Strokes secondary to acute internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion are associated with an extremely poor prognosis. The best treatment approach in this setting is still unknown. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and outcomes of emergent surgical revascularization of acute extracranial ICA occlusion in patients with minor to severe ischemic stroke. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using prospectively collected data of consecutive patients who underwent carotid thromboendarterectomy for symptomatic acute ICA occlusion during the period from January 2013 to December 2015...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419383/cell-death-biomarkers-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-implications-in-the-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Josep Miquel Bauça, Aina Yañez, Laura Fueyo, Mónica de la Peña, Javier Pierola, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Olga Mediano, Valentín Cabriada-Nuño, María José Masdeu, Joaquin Teran-Santos, Joaquin Duran-Cantolla, Juan Fernando Masa, Jorge Abad, Manuel Sanchez-de-la-Torre, Ferran Barbé, Antònia Barceló
Study Objectives: Nucleosomes and cell-free double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) have been suggested as promising biomarkers in cell death-related diseases, such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Currently, the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with ACS is unclear. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between OSA, dsDNA, and nucleosomes and to assess their potential implication in the development of ACS. Methods: Up to 549 patients were included in the study and divided into four groups (145 ACS; 290 ACS + OSA; 62 OSA; 52 controls)...
May 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413674/spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Naomi Serling-Boyd, Zoe Quandt, Nazima Allaudeen
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening oncological emergency, with most cases occurring in hematological malignancies following the initiation of treatment. However, on rare occasions, TLS may occur in solid tumors as well. In the present case study, the case is reported of a 56-year-old African-American man who presented with a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer, abdominal pain, elevated transaminases, renal insufficiency, hyperkalemia, and hyperuricemia, consistent with spontaneous TLS in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412100/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-percutaneous-pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-using-angiojet-in-venous-and-arterial-thrombosis
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Guillermo A Escobar, Dillon Burks, Matthew R Abate, Mohammed F Faramawi, Ahsan T Ali, Lewis C Lyons, Mohammed M Moursi, Matthew R Smeds
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) is commonly used to treat acute thrombotic syndromes. Angiojet (AJ) forcibly sprays fibrinolytics to fragment and aspirate thrombus. It's known to cause hemolysis and gross hematuria, yet potential consequences to renal function after AJ remain unstudied. We sought to determine the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) after AJ when compared to other lysis techniques. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed patients treated with thrombolysis over 5 years...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411702/outcomes-of-iliac-vein-stents-after-pregnancy
#18
Mohini Dasari, Efthimios Avgerinos, Seshadri Raju, Robert Tahara, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVE: Stenting is the first-line treatment for obstructive iliocaval lesions when intervention is required. The aim of the study was to evaluate iliocaval stent patency during and after pregnancy in women of reproductive age who became pregnant after stent placement. METHODS: Female patients of reproductive age (18-45 years old) who underwent iliocaval stenting between May 2007 and March 2014 were identified from a three-center prospectively maintained database...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411135/silent-sinus-syndrome%C3%A2-a-traumatic-case
#19
E Février, C Vandersteen, L Castillo, C Savoldelli
INTRODUCTION: Silent sinus syndrome is an unusual cause of progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus due to atelectasia of the maxillary sinus associated with osteolysis of the orbital floor. This syndrome is classically idiopathic, but the term is also used to describe traumatic or iatrogenic (surgical orbital decompression) cases. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 33-year-old man who presented with a left orbital trauma without functional disorder. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a nondisplaced fracture of the left orbital floor...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407135/pro-heat-stress-as-a-potential-etiology-of-mesoamerican-and-sri-lankan-nephropathy-a-late-night-consult-with-sherlock-holmes
#20
Richard J Johnson
Epidemics of chronic kidney disease are now recognized in Central America, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka, and there is also some evidence that similar epidemics may be occurring in the USA, Thailand and elsewhere. A common denominator for each location is manually working outside in extremely hot environments. Here we review the evidence that the primary etiology may be heat stress related to repeated subclinical or clinical acute kidney injury that eventually manifests as chronic kidney disease. In some aspects, the disease may manifest as subclinical heat stroke, subclinical rhabdomyolysis or a subclinical tumor lysis syndrome...
April 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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