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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035286/urocytological-evaluation-of-pemphigus-patients-on-long-term-cyclophosphamide-therapy-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sujay Khandpur, Saurabh Singh, Saumyaranjan Mallick, Vinod Kumar Sharma, Venkat Iyer, Amlesh Seth, Mahesh Kumawat
BACKGROUND: Cyclophosphamide therapy is associated with several urological complications including urinary bladder malignancy. Data on urologic complications of chronic cyclophosphamide therapy for dermatologic conditions is not available. OBJECTIVES: To study the urocytological profile of pemphigus patients on long-term cyclophosphamide therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, consecutive patients who had received cyclophosphamide therapy for pemphigus for more than 12 months were included...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034173/mycobacteria-bovis-osteomyelitis-following-intravesical-bcg-for-bladder-cancer
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Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Carmen Isache, Bharatsinh Gharia, Lara Zuberi
Mycobacteria Bovis osteomyelitis is a rare adverse effect after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical therapy. A 62-year-old male presented with acute spinal cord compression three months after completing his second course of therapy for bladder cancer. The first course with intravesical BCG was complicated with an episode of hematuria. He reported intermittent subjective fever for 3 weeks thereafter which resolved with Tylenol. Interferon-α2 B was added to the second cycle of intravesical BCG with the indication here being residual tumor, and was tolerated well...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033774/hemothorax-following-uncomplicated-endoscopic-variceal-sclerotherapy-and-ligation-for-esophageal-varices
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Tomoko Ochiai, Yukiomi Nakade, Rena Kitano, Shunsuke Kato, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Tadahisa Inoue, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Tomohiko Ohashi, Yoshio Sumida, Kiyoaki Ito, Haruhisa Nakao, Chihiro Furuta, Motoki Yano, Masashi Yoneda
Endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy and ligation are standard treatment modalities used for the management of esophageal varices. Reportedly, sclerotherapy and ligation are associated with complications such as hematuria, pulmonary thrombus formation, pleural effusion, renal dysfunction, and esophageal stenosis. However, hemothorax following sclerotherapy and ligation has not yet been reported. We treated a patient who presented with liver cirrhosis and polycythemia vera and later developed hemothorax following the above-mentioned procedures...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027484/cyp1a1-expression-and-organochlorine-pesticides-level-in-the-etiology-of-bladder-cancer-in-north-indian-population
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H Verma, T Sharma, S Gupta, B D Banerjee
Urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. The etiology of UBC is multifactorial and includes both exogenous and endogenous factors. Exogenous risk factors include exposure to heavy metals, aromatic amines, and environmental pollutants including pesticides such as organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). Environmental factors alone are incapable of directly producing DNA damage and may require activation by phase I metabolizing enzymes like cytochrome P450 in order to become active carcinogen...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027319/pregnancy-in-immunoglobulin-m-nephropathy
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Meryem Hocaoğlu, Sabahat Alışır Ecder, Abdulkadir Turgut, Ateş Karateke
Immunoglobulin nephropathy is an uncommon glomerular disease and a relatively less recognized clinico-immunopathological entity in the domain of glomerulonephritis, often thought to be a bridge between minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. It is characterized by asymptomatic hematuria, episodes of macroscopic hematuria and proteinuria. Corticosteroids remain the mainstay of therapeutic strategies for such patients. We present what we believe to be the first known case of successful pregnancy in a 40-year-old woman with a 12-year history of underlying immunoglobulin nephropathy...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025381/adenovirus-infection-as-a-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-and-allograft-dysfunction-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
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Michelle Saliba, Hala Kfoury Assouf, Souodod Abbas, Pierre Abi Hanna, Gaby Kamel, Antoine Barbari
With the recent introduction of more potent modern immunosuppressive regimens in solid-organ transplant, new types of viral infections such as adenovirus are emerging as a potential cause for graft dysfunction and loss. We report a case of 41-year-old male patient with end-stage renal disease from recurrent kidney stones who underwent kidney transplant from a deceased 12-year-old female donor. He developed adenoviral infection with acute cystitis, microscopic hematuria, and necrotizing interstitial nephritis associated with graft dysfunction within the first month of the postoperative period...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023188/preliminary-experience-with-instillation-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-into-the-urethra-for-idiopathic-urethritis-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Junaid Ashraf, Anna R Radford, Alexander Turner, Ramnath Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic bulbar urethritis (IBU) is characterized by hematuria ± dysuria without infection. Symptoms result from inflammation of the bulbar urethra, distal to external sphincter. IBU is difficult to manage and there is no recommended therapy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether instillation of triamcinolone acetonide is a useful treatment of IBU and its associated complications. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data were prospectively collected, for 22 months, on 14 consecutive patients presenting with terminal hematuria or blood spotting ± dysuria to a pediatric urology unit...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021846/the-influence-of-residual-apixaban-on-bleeding-complications-during-and-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Yutaro Mukai, Kyoichi Wada, Koji Miyamoto, Kazuki Nakagita, Mai Fujimoto, Kouichi Hosomi, Takeshi Kuwahara, Mitsutaka Takada, Kengo Kusano, Akira Oita
BACKGROUND: The periprocedural protocol for atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation commonly includes anticoagulation therapy. Apixaban, a direct oral anticoagulant, is currently approved for clinical use; however, little is known about the effects of residual apixaban concentration on bleeding complications during/after AF ablation. Therefore, we measured residual apixaban concentration by using mass spectrometry and examined the anticoagulant's residual effects on bleeding complications. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients (Mean age of 64...
October 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021459/bilateral-frontal-lobe-vasogenic-edema-resulting-from-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-due-to-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Sakiko Itaya, Yasuhiro Ueda, Zen Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Tomimitsu, Daisuke Kobayashi, Shuzo Shintani
A 61-year-old woman presented with a 1-month history of decreased activities of daily living. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed abnormal intensities of the bilateral frontal lobes and enhancement of the thickened dura matter. A biopsy of the dura mater revealed multinucleated giant cells. She had sinusitis and hematuria; she was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HPM) was considered to have interrupted the venous flow and caused vasogenic edema. Bilateral frontal lobe edema resulting from HPM due to granulomatosis with polyangiitis has not been reported...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019749/pearls-and-pitfalls-in-diagnosing-pediatric-urinary-bladder-masses
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Susan C Shelmerdine, Armando J Lorenzo, Abha A Gupta, Govind B Chavhan
Urinary bladder masses are rare in children, and the associated histologic features and prognoses in this population are different from those in adults. Most children with urinary bladder masses present with lower urinary tract symptoms, which may include hematuria, dysuria, frequent urination, and urgency to urinate. However, some of these masses may be identified incidentally or involve generic symptoms such as abdominal distention. In general, pediatric bladder tumors can be divided into those that originate from the bladder epithelium, known as urothelial neoplasms, and mesenchymal bladder neoplasms, which are more prevalent...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019163/enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-a-patient-of-heterozygous-fabry-disease-clinical-and-pathological-evaluations-by-repeat-kidney-biopsy-and-a-successful-pregnancy
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Yoichi Iwafuchi, Hiroki Maruyama, Tetsuo Morioka, Seiko Noda, Hiroshi Nagata, Yuko Oyama, Ichiei Narita
Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder of glycosphingolipid catabolism caused by deficient activity of the lysosomal hydrolase alpha-galactosidase A (ɑ-Gal A). A 20-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of proteinuria and persistent macroscopic hematuria. Based on the typical renal pathological findings, deficient activity of the ɑ-Gal A, and heterozygous mutation in the ɑ-Gal A gene, she was diagnosed with Fabry disease. After 1 year of enzyme replacement therapy with agalsidase alfa at 0...
October 10, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992249/association-of-dipstick-hematuria-with-all-cause-mortality-in-the-general-population-results-from-the-specific-health-check-and-guidance-program-in-japan
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Kunitoshi Iseki, Tsuneo Konta, Koichi Asahi, Kunihiro Yamagata, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ichiei Narita, Masato Kasahara, Yugo Shibagaki, Toshiki Moriyama, Masahide Kondo, Chiho Iseki, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
Background: Dipstick urine tests are used for general health screening in Japan. The effects of this screening on mortality have not been examined, especially with regard to hematuria. Methods: Subjects were those who participated in the 2008 Tokutei-Kenshin (nationwide specific health check and guidance program) in six districts in Japan. Using the national database of death certificates from 2008 to 2012, we identified subjects who might have died. We verified the candidates in collaboration with the regional National Health Insurance agency and public health nurses...
July 12, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988782/predictors-of-genitourinary-malignancy-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria
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Patrick Samson, Nikhil Waingankar, Paras Shah, Derek Friedman, Louis Kavoussi, Justin Han
OBJECTIVES: To report the incidence of genitourinary malignancy and identify associated risk factors in patients undergoing urologic evaluation for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH) according to the 2012 American Urologic Association guidelines. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective institutional review of patients who underwent evaluation for AMH between 2012 and 2015 was conducted. Covariates analyzed included age, sex, smoking status, history of other malignancy, history of pelvic irradiation, presence of irritative voiding symptoms, use of anticoagulation, number of red blood cells on microscopic urinalysis, and guideline adherence...
October 5, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977667/successful-use-of-entecavir-in-hepatitis-b-associated-membranous-nephropathy
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Vidushi Mahajan, Sanjay D'Cruz, Ritambara Nada, Atul Sachdev
We report the case of a 7-year-old unimmunized boy who presented with generalized anasarca for the first time, along with nephrotic-range proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, microscopic hematuria and hypertension. Special investigations revealed ELISA test to be positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B envelope antigen (HBeAg); hepatitis B viral DNA load (HBV DNA) level (real-time polymerase chain reaction) was 54 360 903 IU/ml. For hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related glomerulopathy, he was started on enalapril and lasilactone, and percutaneous renal biopsy was performed, which revealed membranous nephropathy (MN)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973248/association-between-use-of-antithrombotic-medication-and-hematuria-related-complications
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christopher J D Wallis, Tristan Juvet, Yuna Lee, Rano Matta, Sender Herschorn, Ronald Kodama, Girish S Kulkarni, Raj Satkunasivam, William Geerts, Anne McLeod, Steven A Narod, Robert K Nam
Importance: Antithrombotic medications are among the most commonly prescribed medications. Objective: To characterize rates of hematuria-related complications among patients taking antithrombotic medications. Design, Setting, and Participants: Population-based, retrospective cohort study including all citizens in Ontario, Canada, aged 66 years and older between 2002 and 2014. The final follow-up date was December 31, 2014. Exposures: Receipt of an oral anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication...
October 3, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969410/bladder-carcinosarcoma-a-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
#16
Ismail Basibuyuk, Ramazan Topaktaş, Fatih Elbir
Carcinosarcoma of the urinary bladder is a rare neoplasm that is histologically composed of malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. The etiology of sarcomatoid tumors is unclear, but smoking and history of previous radiotherapy or chemotherapy may lead to bladder disorders and to the formation of sarcomatoid carcinoma. These neoplasms behave as highly aggressive tumors and optimal treatment is uncertain. Herein, we report a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma of urinary bladder presenting as a giant intravesical mass in a 61-year-old man complaining of macroscopic hematuria...
October 3, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969219/giving-birth-after-fertility-sparing-treatment-for-a-yolk-sac-tumour-case-report
#17
Georgios-Marios Makris, Alexandros Fotiou, Georgios Chrelias, Marco-Johannes Battista, Charalampos Chrelias
Yolk Sac Tumours (YSTs) of the ovary, also called Endodermal Sinus Tumours (ESTs), are the second most common Malignant Ovarian Germ Cell Tumours (MOGCTs), after dysgerminomas. YSTs occur primarily in children and young women. We present a case report of a 20-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with YST (tumour diameter of 29 cm). The patient underwent fertility sparing surgery and was subsequently treated with adjuvant chemotherapy (four cycles of bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin). Two years after the diagnosis of YST, she successfully gave birth to a healthy girl (birth weight 3,500 g, Apgar score of 9-10 and a spontaneous vaginal delivery)...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955442/multicystic-dysplastic-kidney-a-new-association-of-wolcott-rallison-syndrome
#18
Asma Deeb, Faisal Al-Zidgali, Bibian N Ofoegbu
Wolcott-Rallison syndrome (WRS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder due to mutations in the EIF2AK3 gene. It is characterized by permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus, skeletal dysplasia, liver impairment, neutropenia and renal dysfunction. Liver is the most commonly affected organ and liver failure is the commonest cause of death in this syndrome. The EIF2AK3 gene encodes a transmembrane protein PERK, which is important for the cellular response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The absence of PERK activity reduces the ER's abilities to deal with stress, leading to cell death by apoptosis...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953076/twelve-month-efficacy-and-safety-data-for-the-stress-incontinence-control-efficacy-and-safety-study-a-phase-iii-multicenter-prospective-randomized-controlled-study-treating-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-using-the-vesair-intravesical-balloon
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Harvey Winkler, Karny Jacoby, Susan Kalota, Jeffrey Snyder, Kevin Cline, Kaiser Robertson, Randall Kahan, Lonny Green, Kurt McCammon, Eric Rovner, Charles Rardin
OBJECTIVES: The "Stress Incontinence Control, Efficacy and Safety Study" (SUCCESS) is a phase III study of the Vesair Balloon in women with stress urinary incontinence who had failed conservative therapy, and either failed surgery, were not candidates for surgery, or chose not to have surgery. The safety and efficacy of the balloon at 12 months is reported for those participants in the treatment arm who elected to continue with the SUCCESS trial beyond the primary end point at 3 months...
September 26, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943572/a-case-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-complicated-by-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Naoki Akizue, Eiichiro Suzuki, Masayuki Yokoyama, Masanori Inoue, Toru Wakamatsu, Tomoko Saito, Yuko Kusakabe, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Yoshihiko Ooka, Akinobu Tawada, Yugo Maru, Hiroyuki Matsue, Tetsuhiro Chiba
Although Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is known to be accompanied by malignancies, cases with hepatobiliary cancer are extremely rare. A 62-year-old man with palpable purpura rapidly extending to both lower legs was admitted to our hospital. He was undergoing follow-up for cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis B virus infection and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He had renal dysfunction with hematuria and proteinuria and abdominal pain. Based on the clinical presentation and skin biopsy findings, he was diagnosed with HSP...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
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