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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900835/treatment-of-cutaneous-larva-migrans-with-a-single-session-of-carbon-dioxide-laser-a-study-of-ten-cases-in-the-philippines
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Livia Francine Soriano, Miriam Emily Piansay-Soriano
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) has a detrimental effect on patients' emotional and physical quality of life. Due to local unavailability of gold standard oral treatments for CLM, carbon dioxide laser was attempted. We present a case series where a single session of carbon dioxide laser treatment was associated with cessation of signs and symptoms of CLM. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a single session of carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of CLM...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857759/stem-cell-ophthalmology-treatment-study-scots-improvement-in-serpiginous-choroidopathy-following-autologous-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cell-treatment
#2
Jeffrey N Weiss, Susan C Benes, Steven Levy
We report results in a 77-year-old male patient with visual loss from long-standing serpiginous choroidopathy treated with bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSC) within the Stem Cell Ophthalmology Treatment Study (SCOTS). SCOTS is an Institutional Review Board approved clinical trial and the largest ophthalmology stem cell study registered at the National Institutes of Health to date (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01920867). Eight months after treatment by a combination of retrobulbar, subtenon, intravitreal and intravenous injection of BMSC, the patient's best corrected Snellen acuity improved from 20/80(-) to 20/60(+1) in the right eye and from 20/50(-) to 20/20(-3) in the left eye...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853021/efficacy-of-reduced-dose-of-intravitreal-triamcinolone-acetonide-in-a-case-of-active-serpiginous-choroiditis
#3
Avirupa Ghose, Promod S Bhende, Jyotirmoy Biswas
Active serpiginous choroiditis (SC) is a vision-threatening condition which requires intensive treatment using corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressives, especially if the lesions are involving or encroaching on the macula. Use of oral and intravenous high-dose steroids are contraindicated in uncontrolled diabetics. Intravitreal steroid delivers a localized dose in such situations. This case report highlights the efficacy of reduced dose of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (2 mg) in the treatment of active SC...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849419/short-term-intensive-immunosuppression-a-randomized-three-arm-study-of-intravenous-pulse-methylprednisolone-and-cyclophosphamide-in-macular-serpiginous-choroiditis
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Pradeep Venkatesh, Akshay Tayade, Varun Gogia, Shikha Gupta, Bhavin M Shah, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of pulse cyclophosphamide with pulse dexamethasone in acute macular serpiginous choroiditis (SC). METHODS: A total of 30 patients with macular SC were prospectively randomized into three treatment groups: group D (pulse dexamethasone); group C (pulse cyclophosphamide); and combination (pulse group DCP) administered for 3 days. Macular SC was defined as any active lesion involving/threatening macula. RESULTS: A total of 30 patients were enrolled, with 10 patients in each group...
November 16, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819873/hydrophilic-polymer-associated-ischemic-enterocolitis
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Jesus A Chavez, Wei Chen, Wendy L Frankel, Christina A Arnold
Hydrophilic polymer coating of medical devices serves to lubricate the device and prevent device-related complications. The coating can be mechanically disrupted and result in downstream injury via presumed thromboembolism. This process has been reported in the brain, heart, lung, and skin, and has been replicated through animal studies and in vitro histologic processing of the polymer coating. We report the first description of hydrophilic polymer-associated ischemic enterocolitis in a series of 7 specimens (small bowel=2, colon=4, aortic thrombus=1) from 3 patients...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779556/multimodal-imaging-of-serpiginous-choroiditis
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Hashim Ali Khan, Muhammad Aamir Shahzad
PURPOSE: To report a case of atypical serpiginous choroiditis with previously unreported findings on optical coherence tomographic angiography. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old otherwise healthy man had a 1-week history of vision loss in his right eye. The visual acuity in right eye was counting fingers at 1 meter. Fundoscopy showed a classic peripapillary serpiginous lesion and a solitary macular lesion. Fundus fluorescein angiography revealed early hypofluorescence of active lesions with gradual increase in fluorescence across the phase of angiogram...
October 25, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754769/treatment-of-serpiginous-choroiditis-with-chlorambucil-a-report-of-17-patients
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Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Bobeck S Modjtahedi, Samaneh Davoudi, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of chlorambucil in the treatment of serpiginous choroiditis. METHODS: Patient records from the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) were reviewed from over the past 10 years. In total, 17 patients with the diagnosis of serpiginous choroiditis treated with chlorambucil were identified. QuantiFERON gold was negative in all of them. Chlorambucil was started at 0.15 mg/kg and dosage was titrated up using weekly white blood cell (WBC) count to achieve a target cell number of 3...
October 18, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646753/a-man-with-a-serpiginous-eruption
#8
Seok Hoon Moon, Sang Hyun Cho, Jeong Deuk Lee, Hei Sung Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579734/geographic-tongue-and-psoriasis-clinical-histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-genetic-correlation-a-literature-review
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Bruna Lavinas Sayed Picciani, Tábata Alves Domingos, Thays Teixeira-Souza, Vanessa de Carla Batista Dos Santos, Heron Fernando de Sousa Gonzaga, Juliana Cardoso-Oliveira, Alexandre Carlos Gripp, Eliane Pedra Dias, Sueli Carneiro
Geographic tongue is a chronic, inflammatory, and immune-mediated oral lesion of unknown etiology. It is characterized by serpiginous white areas around the atrophic mucosa, which alternation between activity, remission and reactivation at various locations gave the names benign migratory glossitis and wandering rash of the tongue. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease with frequent cutaneous involvement and an immunogenetic basis of great importance in clinical practice. The association between geographic tongue and psoriasis has been demonstrated in various studies, based on observation of its fundamental lesions, microscopic similarity between the two conditions and the presence of a common genetic marker, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) HLA-C*06...
July 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562247/imaging-features-of-undifferentiated-embryonal-sarcoma-of-the-liver-a-series-of-15-children
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Flaviu Gabor, Stephanie Franchi-Abella, Laura Merli, Catherine Adamsbaum, Daniele Pariente
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare malignant mesenchymal tumour occurring mostly in children ages 6-10 years. The discrepancy between its solid appearance on US and cystic-like appearance on CT has been described. OBJECTIVE: To study the imaging particularities and similarities among our cases of undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma and to report the errors in initial diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 15 children with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma diagnosed or referred to our hospital during 1997-2015 and analysed the clinical, biological and imaging data...
August 26, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554385/hemangioma-of-the-rectum-how-misleading-can-hematochezia-be
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Sofia Vitor, Alexandre Oliveira Ferreira, João Lopes, José Velosa
We present the case of an 18-year-old male patient that was referred to our gastrenterology department with history of intermittent painless hematochezia since childhood. During such instances, he was diagnosed with bowel intussusception, eosinophilic gastroenteritis and inflammatory bowel disease at 4, 6 and 8 years old, respectively. He underwent treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid for two years, without improvement of symptoms. He was then lost to follow-up until our observation. His physical examination was unremarkable except for digital rectal examination which found a nodular compressible mass by the palpating finger...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437932/observed-patterns-of-systemic-disease-on-pet-ct-scan-in-patients-with-presumed-ocular-tuberculosis-findings-and-hypotheses
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Salil Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the clinical, investigational and PET/CT scan findings of patients with presumed ocular tuberculosis and suggest a hypotheses for the pathogenesis. METHODS: Retrospective case review. Included were 10 males and 17 females with an age range: 23-71 years. RESULTS: Clinical findings include granulomatous or non-granulomatous anterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, panuveitis, vasculitis, and multifocal serpiginous-like choroidopathy...
July 20, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399859/a-serpiginous-itchy-rash-on-the-foot
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Elisabeth Gomez-Moyano, Leandro Martinez Pilar, Sara Bjerg Simonsen, Angel Vera-Casaño
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391556/esophagectomy-for-end-stage-achalasia
#14
Valter Nilton Felix
End-stage achalasia is rarely effectively addressed with conservative treatments, as food must traverse a serpiginous route to reach the stomach. Botox injections in the setting of end-stage achalasia will likely provide minimal temporary palliation at best, pneumatic dilation has higher risks of perforation, and laparoscopic myotomy, while minimally invasive, has presented poor results. Under these circumstances, there are many proposed procedures to restore a viable alimentary condition to patients, from partial to subtotal resection of the esophagus; each of procedures confers both advantages and specific risks...
July 8, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27345622/diagnostic-dilemmas-of-high-grade-transformation-richter-s-syndrome-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-results-of-the-phase-ii-national-cancer-research-institute-chop-or-clinical-trial-specialist-haemato-pathology-central-review
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Elizabeth J Soilleux, Andrew Wotherspoon, Toby A Eyre, Ruth Clifford, Maite Cabes, Anna H Schuh
AIMS: Richter's syndrome (RS) refers to high-grade transformation of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), usually to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, as assessed according to strict World Health Organization (WHO)-defined histological criteria. Although this is a relatively evidence-poor area, the recommended clinical management of high-grade transformation differs considerably from that of relapsed CLL. The 'CHOP-OR' trial was a single-arm, multicentre, non-randomized phase II National Cancer Research Institute trial in patients with newly diagnosed RS, recruited from across the UK from April 2011 to December 2014...
June 27, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339943/arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-imaging-with-dual-postlabeling-delay-in-internal-carotid-artery-steno-occlusion-validation-with-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Tomoaki Akiyama, Takato Morioka, Takafumi Shimogawa, Sei Haga, Tetsuro Sayama, Yuka Kanazawa, Kei Murao, Shuji Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin-labeling magnetic resonance perfusion imaging (ASL-MRI) allows noninvasive measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF) but depends on the arterial transit time (ATT). With the commonly used single postlabeling delay (PLD) of 1.5 seconds, slow flow through collateral vessels may be underestimated. We used both 1.5 and 2.5 seconds to overcome this problem. We validated these PLD settings by measuring the ATT and identifying the angiographic circulation using digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
September 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27262703/a-yo-yo-in-the-heart-a-rare-presentation-of-primary-cardiac-sarcoma-as-a-serpiginous-mobile-left-atrioventricular-mass
#17
Chung Sang Tse, Lyle D Joyce, Joseph F Malouf, Vien Le, Roger L Click
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 4, 2016: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27256717/dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-serpiginous-choroiditis
#18
Elisabetta Miserocchi, Luigi Berchicci, Lorenzo Iuliano, Giulio Modorati, Francesco Bandello
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone (DEX) intravitreal implant in patients with active serpiginous choroiditis (SC) already receiving maximal tolerated systemic immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: In this retrospective longitudinal study we evaluated patients receiving 0.7 mg DEX intravitreal implant for active SC despite maximal systemic immunosuppression. Medical history was reviewed over a period of 18 months for each patient...
June 2, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27190931/the-arid-melancholy-netherton-syndrome-with-protein-energy-malnutrition
#19
Sonia Pramod Jain, Pramod Ajit Jain, Neha Pandey
Netherton Syndrome (NS) is a rare autosomal recessive hereditary ichthyosiform disease with a classical triad comprising of an ichthyosiform dermatosis, hair shaft abnormalities and atopic diathesis. There is a mutation in a gene named Serine Protease Inhibitor Kazal type-5 (SPINK5); a new type of serine protease inhibitor involved in the regulation of skin barrier formation and immunity. Skin manifestations include, Ichthyosis Linearis Circumflexa (ILC), polycyclic and serpiginous, erythematous plaques with characteristic migratory, double-edged scale at the margins, or Congenital Ichthyosiform Erythroderma (CIE)...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27078798/enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography-features-in-areas-of-choriocapillaris-hypoperfusion
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Alessandro Invernizzi, Aniruddha Agarwal, Mariano Cozzi, Francesco Viola, Quan Dong Nguyen, Giovanni Staurenghi
PURPOSE: To detect choriocapillaris changes by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) in areas of choriocapillaris hypoperfusion visualized on indocyanine green angiography. METHODS: Combined indocyanine green angiography and EDI-OCT from patients diagnosed with inflammatory choriocapillaris hypoperfusion were retrospectively analyzed. The EDI-OCTs were compared with indocyanine green angiography to detect choriocapillaris changes suggestive of choriocapillaris hypoperfusion in both active stage (AS) and inactive stage of the disease...
October 2016: Retina
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