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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932400/mediastinal-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-diagnosed-by-repeated-biopsies-after-an-initial-diagnosis-of-fibrosing-mediastinitis
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Naoko Kakuta, Mitsuhiro Sumitani, Arata Sugitani, Kenji Nakahama, Yuzo Miki, Seichi Syoji
We report a case of mediastinal peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) diagnosed by repeated biopsies. A 44-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 2-week history of facial swelling, neck distension, and dyspnoea on exertion. Computed tomography of the chest showed a mediastinal mass. Initial needle biopsy and video-assisted thoracoscopic biopsy revealed the pathological diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis (FM). Glucocorticoid therapy (prednisolone) was temporarily effective in reducing tumour size...
November 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924290/a-case-report-of-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-with-turner-syndrome
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Nadir Siddiqui, Mirza Faris Ali Baig, Bilal Ahmed Khan
Turner Syndrome was diagnosed in a 45 years old female, known case of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) with maturation, on Bone Marrow biopsy. She presented with blurred vision, vertigo, exertional dyspnoea and insomnia. She did not show the typical features of Turner syndrome, but her cytogenetis confirmed the diagnosis. Bone marrow biopsy showed diffuse infiltration of blast cells with cellularity around 80-85% and haematopoietic suppression. Karyotype analysis showed: 45 X, -X, t (8; 21) (q22; q22) [According to The International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN)]...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922692/phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitors-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Jimmy Chong, Bonnie Leung, Phillippa Poole
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with cough, sputum production or dyspnoea and a reduction in lung function, quality of life and life expectancy. Apart from smoking cessation, there are no other treatments that slow lung function decline. Roflumilast and cilomilast are oral phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors proposed to reduce the airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction seen in COPD. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2011 and updated in 2013...
September 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917029/health-related-quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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S de Groot, W K Redekop, M M Versteegh, S Sleijfer, E Oosterwijk, L A L M Kiemeney, C A Uyl-de Groot
PURPOSE: Based on improvements of progression-free survival (PFS), new agents for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been approved. It is assumed that one of the benefits is a delay in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) deterioration as a result of a delay in progression of disease. However, little data are available supporting this relationship. This study aims to provide insight into the most important determinants of HRQoL (including progression of disease) of patients with mRCC...
September 15, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916198/treatment-outcome-and-quality-of-life-of-1239-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-final-results-from-the-prospective-german-tlk-cohort-study
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Ulla von Verschuer, Roland Schnell, Hans Werner Tessen, Jochen Eggert, Adrian Binninger, Lisa Spring, Martina Jänicke, Norbert Marschner
OBJECTIVES: Real-life data on advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are centrally important to complement the results from clinical trials and to improve the standard of care. We present data on the choice of systemic first- and second-line treatment, number of treatment lines, survival and longitudinal data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients treated by medical oncologists in Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 1239 patients with advanced NSCLC were recruited at start of first-line therapy into the prospective German clinical cohort study TLK (Tumour Registry Lung Cancer) by 107 sites between February 2010 and December 2013 and followed-up until January 2016...
August 22, 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906536/endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-sudan-clinical-and-echocardiographic-features
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Siddiq Ibrahim Khalil, Suha Khalil, Salma El Tigani, Hanan A Saad
OBJECTIVE: Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a rare disease and is often an underdiagnosed and forgotten cardiomyopathy. The objective of this study was to document the current frequency of EMF in Sudan by defining and selecting cases from patients attending the echocardiography laboratory. Additionally we aimed to create an EMF registry for Sudan. METHODS: The study started in January 2007 and is on-going. All the patients attending our echocardiography clinics in four different hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan, were included...
July 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904676/-gestational-diabetes-revealed-by-inaugural-diabetic-ketoacidosis-about-a-case
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Serge Irie Bi Gohi, Pete Yaich, Koffi N'guessan, Bernard Ogondon, Yapo Brouh
Ketoacidosis complicating gestational diabetes is rare and responsible for severe maternal-fetal mortality. It is an acute metabolic emergency whose management is multidisciplinary. Early diagnosis and treatment affect the vital prognosis of both the mother and the fetus. We report the case of a 27-year old pregnant woman at term, with a family history of diabetes, admitted to the emergency obstetric care with alertness problems associated with dyspnoea. The diagnosis of inaugural ketoacidosis decompensated due to severe malaria associated with gestational diabetes was retained on the basis of patient's medical history, of clinical examination and paraclinical assessment...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904659/-pulmonary-embolism-at-the-university-hospital-campus-of-lome-togo-a-retrospective-study-about-51-cases
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Soulemane Pessinaba, Yaovi Dodzi Molba Atti, Soodougoua Baragou, Machihude Pio, Yaovi Afassinou, Mohamed Kpélafia, Edem Goeh-Akué, Findibé Damorou
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an analysis of the evolutionary, clinical and epidemiological aspects of pulmonary embolism at the University Hospital Campus of Lome. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, analytic and descriptive study over a period of 39 months (November 1 , 2011- January 31, 2015). All the medical records of patients hospitalized for PE in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Campus were analyzed. RESULTS: The prevalence of PE was 3...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899966/factors-associated-with-work-productivity-among-people-with-copd-birmingham-copd-cohort
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Kiran K Rai, Peymané Adab, Jon G Ayres, W Stanley Siebert, Steven S Sadhra, Alice J Sitch, David A Fitzmaurice, Rachel E Jordan
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to take time off work (absenteeism) and report poor performance at work (presenteeism) compared to those without COPD. Little is known about the modifiable factors associated with these work productivity outcomes. AIM: To assess the factors associated with work productivity among COPD patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a subsample (those in paid employment) of the Birmingham COPD Cohort study...
September 12, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899940/treating-anxious-expectations-can-improve-dyspnoea-in-patients-with-copd
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EDITORIAL
Andreas von Leupoldt
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September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895484/patterns-relevance-and-predictors-of-heart-failure-dyadic-symptom-appraisal
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Christopher S Lee, James O Mudd, Jonathan Auld, Jill M Gelow, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher V Chien, Julie T Bidwell, Karen S Lyons
BACKGROUND: Caregivers are thought to play a major role in helping patients first appraise and then respond to heart failure (HF) symptoms. AIMS: The aims of this study were to: (a) characterise distinct patterns of HF patient-caregiver dyads with respect to symptom appraisal; and (b) link dyadic symptom appraisal to contributions to self-care and caregiver strain. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cross-sectional dyadic descriptive design was used to capture patient and caregiver appraisal of patient HF symptoms (i...
October 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894482/a-middle-aged-man-with-generalised-weakness-and-dyspnoea
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M Vishnu Sharma, Irfan A Shekh
Can you diagnose this middle-aged man with generalised weakness and dyspnoea? http://ow.ly/mSuQ30dxQ5o.
September 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893803/pure-red-cell-aplasia-and-myasthenia-gravis-a-patient-having-both-autoimmune-conditions-in-the-absence-of-thymoma
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Annelise Aquilina, David James Camilleri, Josanne Aquilina
This is a patient who was presented initially with symptoms of malaise, tiredness and exertional dyspnoea and found to have a severe normocytic normochromic anaemia with low reticulocyte counts. Bone marrow confirmed the diagnosis of pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and at the time serology for recent parvovirus infection was positive. He was successfully treated with transfusions and intravenous Ig. Six years later, he had a mild relapse of his PRCA and subsequently developed severe dysphagia and dysarthria which were fatigable...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893673/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-as-salvage-treatment-for-pulmonary-echinococcus-granulosus-infection-with-acute-cyst-rupture
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Sören L Becker, Sebastian Fähndrich, Franziska C Trudzinski, Barbara Gärtner, Frank Langer, Torben K Becker, Robert Bals, Philipp M Lepper, Christian Lensch
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been successfully used for the treatment of patients with respiratory failure due to severe infections. Though rare, parasites can also cause severe pulmonary disease. Tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus give rise to the development of cystic structures in the liver, lungs and other organs. Acute cyst rupture leads to potentially life-threatening infection, and affected patients may deteriorate rapidly. We describe the case of a young woman from Bulgaria who was admitted to hospital with severe dyspnoea, progressive chest pain and haemoptysis...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893570/phytoestrogenic-effect-of-inula-racemosa-hook-f-a-cardioprotective-root-drug-in-traditional-medicine
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Mangathayaru Kalachaveedu, Divya Raghavan, Srivani Telapolu, Sarah Kuruvilla, Balakrishna Kedike
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Roots of Inula racemosa are used as a cardio protective in Ayurveda in India, being prescribed as a medicine for precordial chest pain, cough and dyspnoea, both singly and as a poly herbal. AIM: Evaluation of Phytoestrogenic activity of the root extracts of Inula racemosa and compounds isolated therefrom in vivo, in silico and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Alcohol (IrA) and hexane (IrH) extracts characterized by HPTLC/GC-MS analysis respectively and processed for compound isolation were evaluated for estrogenic activity (100 & 250mg/kg bw) by the Immature rat uterotrophic assay using ethinylestradiol (EE -30µg/kg bw) as standard drug...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892908/cytological-diagnosis-of-an-uncommon-high-grade-malignant-thyroid-tumour-a-case-report
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Ruchi Nagpal, Manju Kaushal, Sawan Kumar
Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma (ATC) is a relatively uncommon highly malignant tumour originating from the follicular cells of thyroid gland having poor prognosis. It accounts for 2% to 5% of all thyroid carcinomas and patients typically present with a rapidly growing anterior neck mass with aggressive symptoms. A 53-year-old male presented with diffuse neck swelling measuring 8x6 cm and right cervical lymph node measuring 2x2 cm since one month which was associated with dyspepsia and dyspnoea. Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) neck revealed enlarged right lobe of thyroid and multiple enlarged cervical lymph nodes with soft tissue density nodules in bilateral lungs...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891198/targeted-medical-nutrition-for-cachexia-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Philip C Calder, Alessandro Laviano, Fredrik Lonnqvist, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Maria Öhlander, Annemie Schols
BACKGROUND: Cachectic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may benefit from nutritional support. This double-blind, randomized, controlled trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of targeted medical nutrition (TMN) vs. an isocaloric comparator in pre-cachectic and cachectic patients with COPD. METHODS: Patients aged ≥50 years with moderate-to-severe COPD and involuntary weight loss or low body mass index (16-18 kg/m(2) ) were randomized 1:1 to receive TMN (~230 kcal; 2 g omega-3 fatty acids; 10 μg 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3) or isocaloric comparator twice daily for 12 weeks (ClinicalTrials...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884075/laryngeal-paralysis-associated-with-a-muscle-pseudotumour-in-a-young-dog
#19
Francesca Rizzo, Cecilia Benetti, Consuelo Ballatori, Diana Binanti
An 18-month-old male entire Bloodhound dog was presented with a six-week history of progressive inspiratory dyspnoea, stridor, dysphonia and exercise intolerance. CT scan performed elsewhere had revealed the presence of an unencapsulated nodular mass (3x1x5 cm) dorsal to the larynx and first tracheal rings. Laryngoscopy demonstrated the presence of bilateral laryngeal paralysis and distorted laryngeal architecture suggestive of extraluminal compression. Histopathology results of incisional biopsies from the mass were suggestive of a benign non-neoplastic muscular lesion...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883929/frailty-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-subjects-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-are-they-independent-entities
#20
Masaaki Kusunose, Toru Oga, Saya Nakamura, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Koichi Nishimura
INTRODUCTION: There is a hypothesis that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an accelerated ageing disease. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterised by physical, psychological and social vulnerability, thought to be a feature of ageing. The authors aimed to explore the relationship between frailty and physiological and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in subjects with stable COPD. METHODS: We administered the Kihon Checklist that has been validated for frailty screening...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
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