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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538899/case-for-diagnosis-a-bluish-nodule-on-the-scalp
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Sylvia Aide Martinez-Cabriales, Ivette Miranda-Maldonado, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani
Acrospiroma, also known as hidradenoma, is a rare cutaneous tumor that has several histological characteristics. As a consequence, a high index of suspicion is necessary for its diagnosis. Here we report a case that illustrates the importance of a good clinical-pathologic correlation in order to recognize this disease.
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537863/severe-pellagra-masked-by-concurrent-plaque-psoriasis-a-case-report-of-a-hidden-diagnosis
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Elizabeth A Wang, Jason Kao, Michelle Y Cheng, Chelsea Ma, Soneet Dhillon, Thomas Konia, Emanual Maverakis, Cindy J Chambers
Despite characteristic features, psoriasis can mimic other dermatologic conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, and certain nutritional deficiencies such as pellagra. We present a patient with a longstanding history of severe plaque psoriasis who presented with disfiguring scaly plaques involving greater than 80% body surface area. The patient's disease was minimally responsive to multiple therapies. Repeat punch biopsies demonstrated parakeratosis, psoriasiform hyperplasia, and dilated blood vessels consistent with psoriasis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535134/upper-airway-obstruction-secondary-to-anticoagulant-rodenticide-toxicosis-in-five-dogs
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Corinne Lawson, Mauria O'Brien, Maureen McMichael
Five dogs were presented with clinical signs compatible with upper airway obstruction, including stridor, stertor, coughing, gagging, and varying degrees of respiratory distress. All dogs had radiographic findings of soft tissue opacity in the area of the pharynx, larynx, or trachea, and several had narrowing of the tracheal lumen. Coagulation abnormalities (prolonged prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time) were present in the four dogs that underwent testing. Four of five dogs were treated for the coagulopathy, presumably due to anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis, and survived to discharge...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533645/image-findings-of-polyostotic-fibrous-dysplasia-mimicking-metastasis-in-f-18-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Koramadai Karuppusamy Kamaleshwaran, Jephy Joseph, Radhakrishnan Kalarikal, Ajit Sugunan Shinto
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) of the bone is characterized by the medullary cavity of bones becoming filled with fibrous tissue, and its etiology remains unknown. It is usually asymptomatic and found incidentally on imaging studies that are performed for other purposes. FD may closely mimic the appearance of bony metastatic disease on radiological examinations. We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient, which appeared to have multiple bone lesions on initial workup images. Subsequently, the bone lesions that showed increased FDG uptake on PET/CT in right femur and tibia were identified as FD...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533644/atypical-parathyroid-adenoma-with-multiple-brown-tumors-as-initial-presentation-a-rare-entity
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V S Krishna Mohan, Manishi L Narayan, Arun Mukka, Bharath Bachimanchi, Amit Kumar Chowhan, B Vijayalakshmi Devi, Suresh Vaikkakara, Alok Sachan
Brown tumors seen in hyperparathyroidism are rare, non-neoplastic lesions because of abnormal bone metabolism, and they can mimic benign bone tumors or malignancy. Although biopsy is considered as the gold standard for diagnosis, it can be inconclusive. As the diagnosis of brown tumors is often challenging, a high index of suspicion is essential for diagnosis. We present a case of 21-year-old woman who presented with multiple painful bony lesions, which were initially misdiagnosed as fibrous dysplasia. Due to persistent bone pain and deterioration in her physical mobility, she was referred to tertiary care centre...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532774/genotype-positive-long-qt-syndrome-in-patients-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-disease
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Mohammed A Ebrahim, Matthew R Williams, Suzanne Shepard, James C Perry
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterized by QT prolongation with predisposition to life-threatening arrhythmia. There have been sporadic reports of LQTS coexisting with more common forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). However, the diagnosis of LQTS when CHD is present may be confounded by several common variables including postoperative electromechanical factors predisposing to ventricular arrhythmia, intrinsic, and postoperative QRS abnormalities. This report documents a single-center experience with patients who have both genetically confirmed LQTS and CHD to examine their modes of presentation and factors associated with making the diagnosis of LQTS in this patient population, as well as potential confounding variables that may mask or delay both LQTS diagnosis and initiation of therapy...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530767/diagnostic-evaluation-of-upper-extremity-masses-and-tumors
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Andrew R Tyser, Patrick A Holt, R Lor Randall
The appropriate evaluation of hand and upper extremity masses is an important aspect of the care of orthopedic patients. Although most of these masses are benign, the orthopedic surgeon must have a high index of suspicion when assessing them because early diagnosis and treatment of aggressive or malignant masses may have a great effect on patient outcomes. This article provides an overview of benign and malignant osseous and soft tissue masses that orthopedic surgeons may encounter and a detailed algorithm for evaluating these masses...
May 20, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524623/upper-gastrointestinal-complications-following-ablation-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation
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S-Y Park, M Camilleri, D Packer, K Monahan
BACKGROUND: Following ablation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias, patients may develop upper gastrointestinal (UGI) symptoms. The vagus nerve is close to the atria and may be affected by ablating energy. AIM: To identify structural or functional complications in UGI tract following ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) and clinical outcomes and association with vagal dysfunction. METHODS: Using natural language processing of electronic medical records and an AF ablation database of 5380 patients treated during 17 years, we identified 40 patients with UGI complications...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523440/assessing-and-modifying-coronary-artery-disease-risk-in-women
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REVIEW
Amy Sarma, Nandita S Scott
Despite continued advances in the field, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in women in the USA with an annual mortality rate that has remained higher for women as compared to men. The factors leading to this sex difference remain incompletely understood. Likely contributors include atypical symptoms at presentation and lack of recognition of cardiovascular risk by women and their providers alike. In addition, women have a higher burden of comorbidities at the time of disease diagnosis and can have differential pathophysiological mechanisms of their acute events...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523249/risk-factors-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
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Tala Ballouz, Jad Aridi, Claude Afif, Jihad Irani, Chantal Lakis, Rakan Nasreddine, Eid Azar
Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (AB), an increasingly prevalent nosocomial pathogen, have been associated with high morbidity and mortality. We conducted this study to analyze the clinical features, outcomes, and factors influencing the survival of patients with AB bacteremia. We retrospectively examined the medical records of all patients developing AB bacteremia during their hospital stay at a tertiary care hospital in Beirut between 2010 and 2015. Ninety episodes of AB bacteremia were documented in eighty-five patients...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515940/nivolumab-induced-autoimmune-diabetes-mellitus-presenting-as-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-lung-cancer
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James Luke Godwin, Shuchie Jaggi, Imali Sirisena, Pankaj Sharda, Ajay D Rao, Ranee Mehra, Colleen Veloski
BACKGROUND: Advances in cancer immunotherapy have generated encouraging results in multiple malignancies refractory to standard chemotherapies. As the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) proliferates, the incidence of autoimmune side effects associated with these agents, termed immune related adverse events (irAE), is expected to increase. The frequency of significant irAE in ICI treated patients is about 10-20% and early recognition is critical to prevent serious morbidity and even mortality...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514296/clinicopathological-features-and-differential-diagnosis-of-aggressive-angiomyxoma-of-the-female-pelvis-5-case-reports-and-literature-review
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Hong Chen, Hongyan Zhao, Yan Xie, Mulan Jin
Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that usually occurs in the pelvis and perineum of young females. AAM can simulate Bartholin's gland cyst, abscess, lipoma, simple labial cyst, or other pelvic soft tissue tumors. Here we present five cases of AAM with mean age of 42. The patients mainly presented slow-growing mass in the abdomen and perineum (3 cases in the pelvis, 1 in the vulva, and 1 in the buttock). Color Doppler flow imaging revealed blood flow for the 3 pelvic lesions. Enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the other 2 cases showed the typical "swirled" or "layered" structure characteristic...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512589/a-case-of-early-disseminated-neurological-lyme-disease-followed-by-atypical-cutaneous-manifestations
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Vamsi Kantamaneni, Vikas Sunder, Mohammad Bilal, Scott Vargo
Lyme disease (LD) is a tick-borne illness caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto. An 80-year-old female from Pennsylvania, USA, presented to an outside hospital with fever, confusion, lower extremity weakness, and stool incontinence. CT head and MRI spine were unremarkable. An infectious work-up including lumbar puncture was negative. She was transferred to our tertiary care hospital. Patient was noted to have mild unilateral right-sided facial droop and a diffuse macular rash throughout the body. She denied any outdoor activities, tick bites, or previous rash...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511461/cervical-pregnancy-masquerading-as-an-incomplete-abortion-a-learning-lesson
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Namrata Kumar, Smriti Agrawal, Vinita Das, Anjoo Agrawal
Cervical pregnancy is a rare site of ectopic pregnancy compared to tubal. The trophoblast implant into the cervical tissue and become a potentially dangerous site of torrential haemorrhage. The widespread use of Ultrasonography (USG) has led to a dramatic increase in the detection rates of extra uterine pregnancy. We hereby report an interesting case of extra uterine pregnancy with a unique situation where only a high index of suspicion prevented an iatrogenic mishap. The patient was referred as a case of incomplete abortion with a documented report of minimal retained products...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508342/current-strategies-in-the-diagnosis-of-endometrial-cancer
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REVIEW
Tamar Tzur, Roi Kessous, Adi Y Weintraub
PURPOSE: Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in developed countries. There are no uniform recommendations for endometrial cancer screening in the general population. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that the primary physician profoundly understands, and is familiar with the methods for prevention and early detection of endometrial cancer. The aim of this review is to provide the primary physician with a toolbox to reach these goals. METHODS: We performed a systemic review to summarize the current strategies to diagnose and prevent endometrial cancer...
May 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507977/a-sub-acute-septic-arthritis-of-the-knee-a-sequelae-to-thorn-prick-injury-of-patella-a-case-report
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R Sivakumar, Prahalad Kumar Singhi, M Chidambaram, V Somashekar, Vinoth Thangamani
INTRODUCTION: Sub-acute septic arthritis of knee following a thorn prick injury to patella is an uncommon condition and seen in active playful children. The child may be afraid to narrate the incident to their parents or examining doctor, so a high index of suspicion is must. The delayed presentation is inevitable. Early synovitis due to the organic biological foreign body may progress to septic arthritis, if untreated may result in knee stiffness or chronic osteomyelitis of patella. CASE REPORT: We report a case of thorn prick injury to the left patella in an 8-years-old boy who neglected the incident of thorn prick while playing with his peer group 10 days ago and presented with features of sub-acute septic arthritis...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507971/lethal-necrotizing-fasciitis-triggered-by-plaster-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohit J Jain, Kinjal Mavani
INTRODUCTION: Plasters have been frequently associated with known complications such as infection, and compartment syndrome or deep vein thrombosis. However, life-threatening complication of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) has not been frequently attributed to plaster. CASE REPORT: We had a case of a 62-year male developing a lethal NF triggered by a below knee plaster for undisplaced fracture medial malleolus after twisting injury. He had no history suggestive of diabetes, renal impairment, and predisposing allergic factors or any comorbidity...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507920/passenger-lymphocyte-syndrome-pls-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-minor-abo-incompatible-liver-transplants
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Sévérine de Bruijn, Ester Philipse, Marie Madeleine Couttenye, Bart Bracke, Dirk Ysebaert, Peter Michielsen, Sven Francque, Thomas Vanwolleghem, Anke Verlinden
Background and Aims: Due to the shortage of donor livers, minor ABO-incompatible liver transplantations are commonly performed. Together with the allograft, immunocompetent B-lymphocytes, called passenger lymphocytes, are transplanted. In case of minor ABO-incompatibility, these passenger lymphocytes produce antibodies directed towards the recipient's red blood cells, which causes immune-mediated hemolysis, also known as the passenger lymphocyte syndrome (PLS). Although this is a self-limiting disorder, serious complications can occur, including graft failure...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505161/effect-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-of-spinal-manual-therapy-for-acute-low-back-pain-in-routine-care-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jochen Walker, Ulf Kai Mertens, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot
Spinal manual therapy (SMT) is a popular treatment option for low back pain (LBP). The aim of our analysis was to evaluate the effects of manual therapy delivered by general practitioners and ambulatory orthopedic surgeons in routine care on follow up consultations, sick leave, health service utilization and costs for acute LBP compared to matched patients not receiving manual therapy. This is a propensity score matched cohort study based on health claims data. We identified a total of 113.652 adult patients with acute LBP and no coded red flags of whom 21...
2017: PloS One
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