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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429033/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-176-acute-embolic-occlusion-of-the-coeliac-artery
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Chinthaka Appuhamy, Justin Kwan, Martin Weng Chin H'ng, Sriram Narayanan, Sundeep Punamiya
A 52-year-old man, who had a background of chronic heart disease and atrial fibrillation, as well as non-compliance with warfarin therapy, presented with a two-week history of worsening upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography mesenteric angiography showed complete embolic occlusion of the coeliac artery with resultant segmental splenic infarction, and thrombus within the left ventricle. A decision was made to proceed with catheter-directed thrombolysis. Subsequent follow-up angiogram at 12 hours showed successful treatment with complete dissolution of the coeliac embolus...
April 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409042/nephrologists-hate-the-dialysis-catheters-a-systemic-review-of-dialysis-catheter-associated-infective-endocarditis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Sheldon Greenberg, Kavita Sharma
A 53-year-old Egyptian female with end stage renal disease, one month after start of hemodialysis via an internal jugular catheter, presented with fever and shortness of breath. She developed desquamating vesiculobullous lesions, widespread on her body. She was in profound septic shock and broad spectrum antibiotics were started with appropriate fluid replenishment. An echocardiogram revealed bulky leaflets of the mitral valve with a highly mobile vegetation about 2.3 cm long attached to the anterior leaflet...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385371/wandering-spleen-an-overview
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David C Reisner, Constantine M Burgan
An ectopic (or "wandering") spleen results from abnormal ligamentous laxity failing to fixate the spleen in its normal location in the left upper quadrant. Ligamentous laxity can be acquired due to conditions, such as splenomegaly or pregnancy, but is often congenital. Because of this laxity, there is an elongated vascular pedicle, which is prone to torsion and resultant splenic infarction. These patients generally present with abdominal pain and other nonspecific symptoms making the diagnosis very difficult to make clinically...
February 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355983/mesenteric-inflammatory-veno-occlusive-disease-of-the-spleen-metasynchronous-with-two-arterial-thrombotic-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D Allali, G Puppa, C Chizzolini
Vasculitides, particularly those affecting small vessels, are known to complicate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, isolated venulitis of the mesenteric bed has rarely been reported. Here we relate the case of a 46-year-old woman with SLE who presented with acute abdominal pain due to artery thrombosis and extended splenic ischemia requiring splenectomy. The histological examination revealed diffuse venulitis in the absence of arterial vasculitis consistent with the definition of mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344684/splenic-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-complication-of-disseminated-tuberculosis-imaging-diagnosis-and-case-report
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Satarupa Roy, Shuchi Bhatt, Rajesh Rawal, Anupama Tandon, Neha Meena
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a known but rare complication associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism is 1.5-3.4% of infected patients, and it occurs due to a hypercoagulable state induced by the associated inflammation. CASE REPORT: A young woman with pulmonary tuberculosis was found to have disseminated tuberculosis and a clinically unsuspected partial thrombus in the splenic vein on imaging...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339742/topiramate-modulates-post-infarction-inflammation-primarily-by-targeting-monocytes-or-macrophages
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Zhaohui Wang, Shiyuan Huang, Yuling Sheng, Xu Peng, Hui Liu, Nan Jin, Jun Cai, Yanwen Shu, Ting Li, Ping Li, Cheng Fan, Xiaofan Hu, Wenyong Zhang, Rui Long, Ya You, Caihong Huang, Yi Song, Chunhua Xiang, Jue Wang, Yong Yang, Kun Liu
Aims: Monocytes/macrophages response plays a key role in post-infarction inflammation that contributes greatly to post-infarction ventricular remodelling and cardiac rupture. Therapeutic targeting of the GABAA receptor, which is enriched in monocytes/macrophages but not expressed in the myocardium, may be possible after myocardial infarction (MI). Methods and results: After MI was induced by ligation of the coronary artery, C57BL/6 mice were intraperitoneally administered with one specific agonist or antagonist of the GABAA receptor (topiramate or bicuculline), in the setting of presence or depletion of monocytes/macrophages...
April 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293411/a-strange-manifestation-of-malaria-in-a-native-nigerian-boy
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Paola Magro, Ilaria Izzo, Barbara Saccani, Salvatore Casari, Silvio Caligaris, Lina Rachele Tomasoni, Alberto Matteelli, Annamaria Lombardi, Antonella Meini, Francesco Castelli
The protective role of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) in malaria endemic areas has been proved, and prevalence of HbS gene in malaria endemic areas is high. Splenic infarction is a well-known complication of SCT, while the association with malaria is considered rare. A Nigerian boy was admitted to our ward after returning from his country of origin, for P. falciparum malaria. He underwent abdominal ultrasound for upper right abdominal pain, showing cholecystitis and multiple splenic lesions suggestive of abscesses...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204966/inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-post-myocardial-infarction-prevents-inflammation-associated-acute-cardiac-rupture
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Xiao-Ming Gao, Alan Tsai, Annas Al-Sharea, Yidan Su, Shirley Moore, Li-Ping Han, Helen Kiriazis, Anthony M Dart, Andrew J Murphy, Xiao-Jun Du
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is beneficial in patient management after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether RAS inhibition also provides cardiac protection in the acute phase of MI is unclear. METHODS: Male 129sv mice underwent coronary artery occlusion to induce MI, followed by treatment with losartan (L, 20 and 60 mg/kg), perindopril (P, 2 and 6 mg/kg), amlodipine (20 mg/kg as a BP-lowering agent) or vehicle as control. Drug effects on hemodynamics were examined...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203580/unusual-presentation-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-splenic-infarcts
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Vivek Kumar, Parita Soni, Vishangi Dave, Jonathan Harris
A 67-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain, fever, and significant weight loss over 2 months. Physical examination revealed left upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and bilateral pitting edema but peripheral lymphadenopathy was absent. Laboratory tests showed anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), and increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). PTT was corrected completely in mixing study. Further workup for the cause of coagulopathy revealed decreased levels of all clotting factors except factor VIII and increase fibrinogen levels, which ruled out disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203139/spontaneous-splenic-infarcts-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
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Fredy Nehme, Kyle Rowe, Ahmad Haris, Imad Nassif
Spontaneous splenic infarction has been rarely reported as a complication of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. We describe the case of a 67-year-old female with past medical history of primary biliary cirrhosis presenting for a 1-day history of left upper quadrant pain. Investigations were in favor of splenic infarcts secondary to portal hypertension. The patient improved with conservative management and no recurrence was noted on further follow-up. Splenic infarction must be kept in mind when a patient with cirrhosis presents with left upper quadrant abdominal pain without a clear source...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194589/clinical-outcome-of-transarterial-embolization-for-postgastrectomy-arterial-bleeding
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Kichang Han, Bestun Mustafa Ahmed, Man-Deuk Kim, Jong Yun Won, Do Yun Lee, Gyoung Min Kim, Joon Ho Kwon, Sung Il Park, Sung Hoon Noh, Woo Jin Hyung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate the feasibility and safety of transcatheter arterial embolization in the management of postgastrectomy arterial bleeding. METHODS: Between January 2004 and July 2015, 13,246 patients underwent total or subtotal gastrectomy at our institution, and 24 patients (18 men; mean age 66.8 years; range 42-80 years) underwent transcatheter arterial embolization for postoperative arterial bleeding identified on angiography...
February 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194181/simultaneous-left-ventricular-and-deep-vein-thrombi-caused-by-protein-c-deficiency
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Harufumi Maki, Motohiro Nishiyama, Motoaki Shirakawa
Protein C deficiency is a risk of venous thrombosis because of poor fibrinolytic activity. It remains controversial whether protein C deficiency causes arterial thrombosis. A 21-year-old woman was referred with a chief complaint of right leg pain and numbness. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a low-density mass in the left ventricle (LV), splenic infarction, and peripheral arterial obstructions in her right leg. Thrombosis extending from the renal vein to the inferior vena cava was also detected...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140311/-wandering-spleen-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-abdomen
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Laura Mattioni, María Elena Peña, Maximiliano Ringa, Francisco Schlottmann, Gustavo Bugari
Wandering spleen syndrome is a rare condition in which absence or laxity of splenic fixing elements predisposes to an unusual location in the abdomen and an increasing risk of twisting and infarction. Its etiology may be congenital or acquired and clinical presentation is variable. Diagnosis is based on clinical suspicion, laboratory and imaging. Surgery is the only definitive treatment for this pathology. We report the case of a 23 year old woman with a history of recurrent episodes of abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant since childhood...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133176/-three-cases-of-bleeding-from-advanced-gastric-cancer-during-chemotherapy-treated-with-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-tae
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Yutaka Kimura, Yoichi Makari, Johta Mikami, Yoko Hiraki, Shingo Sasamatsu, Genta Sawada, Shin Nakahira, Jun Yamamura, Shunji Kamigaki, Ken Nakata, Naoki Ikeda, Masaki Tsujie, Junya Fujita, Akihiro Kuriu, Hiroki Ohzato
Case 1: An 71-year-old man underwent chemotherapy with S-1 plus trastuzumab to treat type 3 gastric cancer that was diagnosed as Stage IV tubular adenocarcinoma(T4b[Panc], N3, H0, CY1, P0, M1). For anemia and active bleeding from the tumor, transcatheter arterial embolization(TAE)was performed with metallic coils on the splenic artery. Infarction of the spleen and left pleural effusion were observed. Second-line paclitaxel(PTX)chemotherapy was administered 4 weeks after TAE. Case 2: An 76-year-old man underwent chemotherapy with S-1 plus cisplatin to treat type 3 gastric cancer that was diagnosed as Stage IV tubular adenocarcinoma(T4a, N3, H0, P1, M1)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129955/-primary-infection-with-cytomegalovirus-an-infectious-cause-of-splenic-infarction
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H Kassem, K Khamadi, C Farrugia, N Ho Hio Hen, T El Gharbi, L Turner
INTRODUCTION: Cytomegalovirus-associated thrombosis has been extensively reported in the medical literature, mainly in immune-compromised patients. However, the association with splenic infarcts has rarely been reported. CASE REPORT: We report a 32-year-old Caucasian and immunocompetent woman who presented with a splenic infarction during a primary infection with CMV. The differential diagnostic ruled out embolic, hematologic, gastrointestinal and coagulation disorders...
January 24, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129766/severe-plasmodium-vivax-infection-in-korea
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Jae Hyoung Im, Hea Yoon Kwon, JiHyeon Baek, Seong Wook Park, Areum Durey, Kyung Hee Lee, Moon-Hyun Chung, Jin-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Although severe malaria by Plasmodium vivax has been increasingly reported, there are marked variations in the type and rate of the complications by geographic area. This is possibly because of the presence of concurrent falciparum malaria or bacteraemia, and of differences in underlying immune status among the infected subjects. Furthermore, published studies on P. vivax in temperate regions are limited. The present study investigated severe vivax malaria in Korea, where only vivax malaria occurs...
January 28, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125666/mononuclear-phagocytes-are-dispensable-for-cardiac-remodeling-in-established-pressure-overload-heart-failure
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Bindiya Patel, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Tariq Hamid, Shyam S Bansal, Sumanth D Prabhu
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac and splenic mononuclear phagocytes (MPs), i.e., monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs), are key contributors to cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction, their role in pressure-overload remodeling is unclear. We tested the hypothesis that these immune cells are required for the progression of remodeling in pressure-overload heart failure (HF), and that MP depletion would ameliorate remodeling. METHODS AND RESULTS: C57BL/6 mice were subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) or sham operation, and assessed for alterations in MPs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065861/targeting-and-modulating-infarct-macrophages-with-hemin-formulated-in-designed-lipid-based-particles-improves-cardiac-remodeling-and-function
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Tamar Ben-Mordechai, David Kain, Radka Holbova, Natalie Landa, La-Paz Levin, Inbar Elron-Gross, Yifat Glucksam-Galnoy, Micha S Feinberg, Rimona Margalit, Jonathan Leor
Uncontrolled activation of pro-inflammatory macrophages after myocardial infarction (MI) accelerates adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and dysfunction. Hemin, an iron-containing porphyrin, activates heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an enzyme with anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective properties. We sought to determine the effects of hemin formulated in a macrophage-targeted lipid-based carrier (denoted HA-LP) on LV remodeling and function after MI. Hemin encapsulation efficiency was ~100% at therapeutic dose levels...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050659/ischemic-gastric-conditioning-by-preoperative-arterial-embolization-before-oncologic-esophagectomy-a-single-center-experience
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Julien Ghelfi, Pierre-Yves Brichon, Julien Frandon, Bastien Boussat, Ivan Bricault, Gilbert Ferretti, Sébastien Guigard, Christian Sengel
PURPOSE: Surgical esophagectomy is the gold standard treatment of early-stage esophageal cancer. The procedure is complicated with significant morbidity; the most severe complication being the anastomotic leakage. Anastomotic fistulas are reported in 5-25% of cases and are mainly due to gastric transplant ischemia. Here, we report our experience of ischemic pre-conditioning using preoperative arterial embolization (PreopAE) before esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of all patients who underwent oncologic esophagectomy from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044222/scrub-typhus-radiological-and-clinical-findings-in-abdominopelvic-involvement
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Kun Yung Kim, Ji Soo Song, Eun Hae Park, Gong Yong Jin
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical and radiological findings of abdominopelvic involvement in scrub typhus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) of 78 patients with scrub typhus were evaluated by two readers. The presence of gallbladder wall thickening, arterial inhomogeneous enhancement of the liver, periportal edema, splenic infarction, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, ascites, pleural effusion, and sites of lymphadenopathy were evaluated. Patients were divided into four clinical subgroups according to laboratory findings...
March 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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