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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034307/uterine-clostridium-perfringens-infection-related-to-gynecologic-malignancy
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Kevin M Kremer, Megan E McDonald, Michael J Goodheart
Uterine gas gangrene caused by Clostridium perfringens is a serious, often life-threatening infection that is rarely encountered in the practice of gynecologic oncology. However, the hypoxic nature of gynecologic cancers due to necrosis and/or prior radiation therapy creates a microenvironment optimal for proliferation of anaerobic bacteria such as the Clostridium species. Early recognition and aggressive treatment with IV antibiotics and surgical debridement remain the cornerstones of management in order to decrease morbidity and mortality...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034042/description-of-the-surgical-strategy-used-for-the-treatment-of-a-complex-disease-report-of-a-case
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Kazuki Kihara, Miwa Tashiro, Kohei Miyashita, Masaki Yamamoto, Hironobu Hirose, Takashi Fukutomi, Hideaki Nishimori, Kazumasa Orihashi
We report a rare case in which a patient required three surgeries with competing priorities. In a 68-year-old man diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), computed tomography (CT) revealed an infrarenal AAA, unusual thickening of the sigmoid colon that suggested cancer, and a filling defect in the left atrium. We considered the disease stage, which affects prognosis, and the risk of complications that could interfere with the treatment of the other pathologies and developed a three-stage surgical strategy: (i) endovascular aortic repair, (ii) sigmoid colectomy, and (iii) resection of the left atrial mass...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033771/malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction-from-pancreatic-cancer
#3
Clare McGrath, Adrian Tsang, Harrish Nithianandan, Eric Nguyen, Patrick Bauer, Kristopher Dennis
Patients with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer are typically burdened by many symptoms that impair functioning and worsen quality of life. We report an exceptional case of a 73-year-old woman with T4N1M0 adenocarcinoma of the uncinate process of the pancreas who developed significant gastric outlet obstruction - an uncommon yet potentially life-threatening complication of disease progression. She developed progressive abdominal pain and emesis, and profound dilatation of her stomach was detected on a radiation therapy simulation CT scan that required urgent decompression...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033757/gallstone-ileus-an-unlikely-cause-of-mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction
#4
Estela Abich, Daniel Glotzer, Edward Murphy
Gallstone ileus is a rare disease that accounts for 1-4% of intestinal obstructions. Almost exclusively a condition in the older female population, it is a difficult diagnosis to make. We report the case of gallstone ileus in a 94-year-old Caucasian female, who presented to the emergency department with acute-onset nausea, coffee-ground emesis, lack of bowel movement, and abdominal distension. On CT scan, the diagnosis of gallstone ileus was made by the presence of a cholecystoduodenal fistula, pneumobilia, and small bowel obstruction...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033423/recurrent-bleeding-from-a-hepatic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-after-biliary-stent-placement
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Kenji Yamauchi, Daisuke Uchida, Hironari Kato, Hiroyuki Okada
A 78-year-old woman was admitted with benign biliary stenosis. A plastic stent was placed at the left branch to prevent obstructive cholangitis. Two weeks after the procedure, the patient was readmitted with cholangitis caused by hemobilia. However, computed tomography (CT), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), peroral cholangioscopy, and abdominal angiography failed to establish the bleeding source. At the seventh bleeding, CT revealed a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm for which coil embolization was successfully performed...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033422/a-case-of-hepatic-pseudolymphoma-with-an-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Hideo Kunimoto, Daisuke Morihara, Shin-Ichiro Nakane, Takashi Tanaka, Keiji Yokoyama, Akira Anan, Yasuaki Takeyama, Makoto Irie, Satoshi Shakado, Tomoaki Noritomi, Morishige Takeshita, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Shotaro Sakisaka
A 49-year-old woman who was asymptomatic was found to have a small liver tumor on abdominal ultrasonography (US) at her annual health checkup. US revealed a hypoechoic, solid, mass measuring 17-mm in size in segment 6. The tumor markers associated with liver malignancy were negative. An infectious disease screen was negative for hepatitis B surface antigen, but positive for antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. Imaging studies using computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and CT angiography suggested a malignant liver tumor, such as hepatocellular carcinoma...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030854/acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-severe-hypertriglyceridaemia-in-a-patient-with-type-1a-glycogen-storage-disease-emergent-use-of-plasmapheresis
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E Rivers, B C Reynolds, S Bunn, N J Leech, J Straker, H J Lambert
Acute pancreatitis is a well-recognised complication of hypertriglyceridaemia. High serum triglycerides may develop in the autosomal recessive disorder glycogen storage disease (GSD). Plasmapheresis has been effective in reducing triglyceride levels in pancreatitis secondary to other conditions but not previously described in GSD. We describe a 16-year-old male with type 1a GSD who presented with severe abdominal pain, tachycardia and tachypnoea. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) demonstrated acute pancreatitis...
October 14, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030793/right-sided-bochdalek-hernia-in-an-elderly-adult-a-case-report-with-a-review-of-surgical-management
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Kazuki Moro, Mikako Kawahara, Yusuke Muneoka, Yu Sato, Chie Kitami, Shigeto Makino, Atsushi Nishimura, Yasuyuki Kawachi, Emmanuel Gabriel, Keiya Nikkuni
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek hernias are one of the most common types of diaphragmatic hernia, with most cases diagnosed during the neonatal period. In contrast, diagnosis of a Bochdalek hernia in an adult is rare and is typically observed on the left side of the diaphragm. Even more rare is the diagnosis of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia in an adult, where there is concurrent visceral malformation in most cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an 89-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030702/the-prevalence-of-lumbar-spondylolysis-in-young-children-a-retrospective-analysis-using-ct
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Thibaut Lemoine, Joseph Fournier, Thierry Odent, Catherine Sembély-Taveau, Pauline Merenda, Dominique Sirinelli, Baptiste Morel
PURPOSE: Although lumbar spondylolysis is encountered in general population with an incidence estimated to be 3-10%, limited information is available for children. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of spondylolysis according to associated vertebral bony malformation and spinopelvic parameters in children under eight requiring CT evaluation for unrelated lumbar conditions. METHODS: Seven hundred and seventeen abdominal and pelvic multi-detector CT scans were obtained in patients under 8 years of age were reviewed...
October 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029779/redefining-the-abdominal-seatbelt-sign-enhanced-ct-imaging-metrics-improve-injury-prediction
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Michael C Johnson, Brian J Eastridge
INTRODUCTION: The abdominal seatbelt sign (ASBS) has an established association with abdominal injury, yet its definition remains ill-defined. We hypothesize specific imaging characteristics associated with the ASBS such as location above the pelvic brim and depth of abdominal wall contusion would better predict underlying injury and need for operative intervention. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of subjects suffering from restrained motor vehicle collisions (MVC) evaluated at a level one trauma facility from 2010 to 2015...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029778/redefining-the-abdominal-seatbelt-sign-enhanced-ct-imaging-metrics-improve-injury-prediction
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Michael C Johnson, Brian J Eastridge
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October 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029184/low-plasma-adiponectin-concentrations-predict-increases-in-visceral-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance
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Seung Jin Han, Edward J Boyko, Wilfred Y Fujimoto, Steven E Kahn, Donna L Leonetti
Context: Plasma adiponectin concentration has been shown to be inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance in cross-sectional research. However, it is unclear whether adiponectin predicts future body composition and insulin resistance. Objective: To investigate the potential relationship between adiponectin concentration and future regional body fat distribution and insulin resistance. Design and Setting: Community-based prospective cohort study with 5 years of follow-up...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028189/non-rigid-event-by-event-continuous-respiratory-motion-compensated-list-mode-reconstruction-for-pet
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Chung Chan, John Onofrey, Yiqiang Jian, Mary Germino, Xenophon Papademetris, Richard E Carson, Chi Liu
Respiratory motion during PET/CT imaging can cause significant image blurring and underestimation of tracer concentration for both static and dynamic studies. In this study, with the aim to eliminate both intra-cycle and inter-cycle motions, and apply to dynamic imaging, we developed a non-rigid event-byevent (NR-EBE) respiratory motion compensated list-mode reconstruction algorithm. The proposed method consists of 2 components, the first component estimates a continuous non-rigid motion field of the internal organs using the internal-external motion correlation (NR-INTEX)...
October 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028083/association-between-advanced-oxidation-protein-products-aopp-and-vascular-calcification-in-uremic-patients
#14
L Lin, G-J Zhao, L-L Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between serum advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and vascular calcification in uremic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The general data of included subjects were collected, and the serum AOPP, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), creatinine (Cre), Urea, calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterin (LDL-C), hemoglobin (Hb) and albumin (ALB) were detected...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027816/a-comparison-of-the-genetic-and-clinical-risk-factors-for-arterial-hypertension-between-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-people-of-the-shoria-mountain-region
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Tatyana Mulerova, Michael Ogarkov, Evgenya Uchasova, Michael Voevoda, Olga Barbarash
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the non-genetic and genetic risk factors for arterial hypertension (AH) in two ethnic groups living in the Mountain Shoria region: Shors and non-indigenous people. METHODS: Clinical and epidemiological study of compactly living population in the remote areas of the Mountain Shoria (Orton, Ust-Kabyrza, Sheregesh settlements, Kemerovo region). 1178 residents of these settlements were surveyed with the help of continuous sampling method; the sample consisted of adults (18 years and older)...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027514/-a-male-with-intra-abdominal-nodules-on-a-ct-scan
#16
F G M Smeets, F P J Peters
A 38-year-old male with a history of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and successfully treated Hodgkin lymphoma had a follow-up CT-scan which showed four nodular densities behind the bladder. Additional investigations demonstrated spilled gallstones instead of a relapse of Hodgkin lymphoma. Spillage of gallstones is relatively common and may mimic malignant diseases.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027235/low-dose-ct-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-metastatic-liver-lesions-results-of-the-2016-low-dose-ct-grand-challenge
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Cynthia H McCollough, Adam C Bartley, Rickey E Carter, Baiyu Chen, Tammy A Drees, Phillip Edwards, David R Holmes, Alice E Huang, Farhana Khan, Shuai Leng, Kyle L McMillan, Gregory J Michalak, Kristina M Nunez, Lifeng Yu, Joel G Fletcher
PURPOSE: Using common datasets, to estimate and compare the diagnostic performance of image-based denoising techniques or iterative reconstruction algorithms for the task of detecting hepatic metastases. METHODS: Datasets from contrast-enhanced CT scans of the liver were provided to participants in an NIH-, AAPM- and Mayo Clinic-sponsored Low Dose CT Grand Challenge. Training data included full-dose and quarter-dose scans of the ACR CT accreditation phantom and 10 patient examinations; both images and projections were provided in the training data...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026632/salmonella-oranienburg-haemorrhagic-cystitis-in-an-immunocompetent-young-male
#18
Jiasian Teh, Mark Quinlan, Damien Bolton
Introduction. Non-typhoidal salmonella (NTS) bacteriuria is extremely rare. Haemorrhagic cystitis is defined by urinary symptoms including haematuria, frequency, urgency and dysuria. Reports of haemorrhagic cystitis caused by NTS are exceptionally uncommon, especially in immunocompetent, young, male patients. Case presentation. A 27-year-old male with no past medical history presented to the Emergency Department with a 24 h history of visible haematuria having returned five days earlier from a five month trip across South America...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023149/benign-posttraumatic-pseudopneumoperitoneum
#19
Stephen S Currin, Cameron D A Simmers, Gregory P Tarr, Gregory J Harkness, S Ali Mirjalili
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to retrospectively determine the anatomic distribution of chest wall ectopic gas resembling pneumoperitoneum (i.e., pseudopneumoperitoneum) and its relationship with trauma mechanisms and clinical outcomes using CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Investigators from two separate trauma referral centers screened 492 chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT examinations of patients who had sustained any form of trauma between 2010 and 2015. After excluding 186 patients with recognized causes of ectopic gas, 306 patients (211 men and 95 women; mean age, 44...
October 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023148/nonstandardized-terminology-to-describe-focal-liver-lesions-in-patients-at-risk-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-implications-regarding-clinical-communication
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Michael T Corwin, Andrew Y Lee, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Thomas W Loehfelm, Souvik Sarkar, Claude B Sirlin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the correlation between malignancy risk of focal liver observations in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) implied by phrases used in nonstructured radiology reports with the risk inferred by hepatologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of nonstructured radiology reports issued before Liver Imaging and Reporting Data System (LI-RADS) adoption from four-phase liver CT examinations of patients at risk for HCC...
October 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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