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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034515/-splenic-late-infarction-after-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-a-case-report
#15
Víctor Soriano-Giménez, David Ruiz de Angulo-Martín, Vicente Munítiz-Ruiz, María de Los Ángeles Ortiz-Escandell, Luisa Fernanda Martínez-de Haro, Pascual Parrilla-Paricio
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic gastrectomy has emerged in recent years as an effective technique for the treatment of morbid obesity due to low mortality morbidity rates. Its complications include dehiscence suture line, and others such as splenic infarction. We discuss a case of splenic infarction after laparoscopic gastrectomy. CLINICAL CASE: 45 year old male with a BMI of 37.8 kg/m(2), diabetes-II for 15 years, the last five in treatment with insulin, a fasting blood glucose around 140mg/dl, HbA1c of 7...
December 26, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027808/-splenic-rupture-secondary-to-abscess-rare-cause-of-pneumoperitoneum-case-report
#16
Jorge Enrique Barrón-Reyes, Julio César Chávez-Galván, Jesús Alejandro Martínez-Peralta, Julio César López-Valdés
BACKGROUND: Splenic abscesses are rare entities; reports are commonly described in immunocompromised patients (72%) as: hematologic diseases, diabetes, endocarditis, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, transplant patients and subjects who had abdominal trauma or splenic infarction. The main and most serious complication is the abscess rupture into the peritoneal cavity or adjacent organs (stomach or colon), which determines hemodynamic instability or septic state. CLINICAL CASE: Fifty-year-old man, who was admitted at Emergency Room due eight days' progressive, oppressive, and current pain; intensity 4/10, irradiated at hemi-back, which was higher intensity during the standing and decreased at supine position...
December 24, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017582/outcomes-of-conservative-management-of-spontaneous-celiac-artery-dissection
#17
Akihiro Hosaka, Masaru Nemoto, Tetsuro Miyata
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous celiac artery (CA) dissection without associated aortic dissection is a rare condition. Although this condition has been diagnosed more frequently with the advent of improved diagnostic imaging modalities, its pathogenesis and treatment strategy remain to be established. The present study examined the clinical features and outcomes of conservative management of this disease. METHODS: The study included 12 patients (10 men and two women) in whom spontaneous CA dissection was diagnosed between 2007 and 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009777/the-cardiosplenic-axis-another-obscure-pathophysiological-function-of-the-spleen-and-its-investigation-using-molecular-imaging
#18
REVIEW
Alexander Dunford, Georgia Keramida, Constantinos D Anagnostopoulos, A Michael Peters
Splenic pathophysiology has been relatively unstudied, but recently, the spleen has received more attention as a result of the discovery of the 'cardiosplenic axis'. This term describes a role that the spleen plays in the progression of atherosclerosis following acute myocardial infarction. Human studies of this axis have largely used fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT to quantify peri-infarction inflammation, arterial wall inflammation and splenic metabolic activity. Most of these studies have quantified arterial wall inflammation and splenic metabolic activity using the standardized uptake value, but this is a semiquantitative measurement with several drawbacks, including overestimation of metabolic activity in overweight individuals and a dependence on blood glucose levels...
March 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004852/splenic-preservation-in-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#19
M-H Dai, N Shi, C Xing, Q Liao, T-P Zhang, G Chen, W-M Wu, J-C Guo, Z-W Liu, Y-P Zhao
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP) is designed principally for the removal of benign and low-grade malignant lesions in the left pancreas. The aims of this study were to compare LSPDP with laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (LDPS), compare two splenic preservation techniques (splenic vessel preservation and Warshaw technique) and investigate factors that influence splenic preservation. METHODS: Information from patients who underwent laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy between December 2004 and January 2016 at a single institution was reviewed...
December 22, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982112/usefulness-of-cha2ds2-vasc-scoring-systems-for-predicting-risk-of-perioperative-embolism-in-patients-of-cardiac-myxomas-underwent-surgical-treatment
#20
Liang Yin, Jing Wang, Wei Li, Xinyu Ling, Qian Xue, Yufeng Zhang, Zhinong Wang
Cardiac myxomas are rare but manifested with risk of embolism and often cause unexpected symptoms or sudden death. We retrospectively collected the medical records of patients diagnosed of cardiac myxomas at the cardiac center of our university. Overall 465 patients were included in this study, patients in the embolism group had significantly higher CHA2DS2-VASc scores (P = 0.005). In embolic group, stroke was recorded in 110 (77.14%) patients, while embolic events in the limbs were observed in 10 (2.15%) and 9(1...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
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