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Prafulla Herode, Abhijeet Shroff, Vishal Mandlewala, Amit Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Meniscal cysts are rare, in that cysts of lateral meniscus are 3 times to 10 times more common than those of medial meniscus. Etiology of meniscal cysts includes trauma which results in contusion and haemorrage within the substance of meniscus leading to mucoid degeneration. Degeneration with age results in local necrosis and mucoid degeneration into a cyst, developmental inclusion of synovial cells within the substance of the meniscus and often are a result of extrusion of synovial fluid through a tear of the meniscus, resulting in a one-way valve effect of the tear...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Andrea B Galosi, Paola Fulvi, Andrea Fabiani, Lucilla Servi, Alessandra Filosa, Luca Leone, Angelo Marronaro, Enrico Caraceni, Rodolfo Montironi
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of benign testicular tumors is increasing in particular in small lesion incidentally found at scrotal ultrasonography. Primary aim of this study was to perform radical surgery in malignant tumor. Secondary aim was to verify the efficacy of the diagnostic-therapeutic pathway recently adopted in management of small masses with testis sparing surgery in benign lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multicenter study, we reviewed all patients with single testis lesion less than 15 mm at ultrasound as main diameter...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Abu-Sitta Al-Drawi, Michał Wiciński, Grzegorz Grześk, Katarzyna Szadujkis-Szadurska, Elżbieta Grześk, Mateusz Maciej Węclewicz, Agnieszka Michalska, Anna Czeczuk, Elżbieta Huk-Wieliczuk
INTRODUCTION: The term 'subarachnoid haemorrhage' (SAH) stands for bleeding into the subarachnoid space, regardless of its source. It may be of primary character when the source of bleeding is situated within the subarachnoid space. Subarachnoid haemorrhage is often described as spontaneous bleeding, mainly in order to differentiate it from post-traumatic bleeding. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the concentration of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 in the blood of patients in the early phase following subarachnoid haemorrhage in terms of searching for markers useful in subarachnoid bleeding diagnostics and monitoring a patient's clinical state...
December 23, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Mauro Cozzolino, Elena Rita Magro Malosso, Federica Perelli, Chiara Franchi, Maria Elisabetta Coccia
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December 14, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sergio Baldi, Francesco Coni, Giorgio Limerutti, Massimo Baccega, Enrico Ruffini, Paolo Solidoro
Endoscopic treatment of emphysema is supported by different methods, including valves, coils and sealants. The mechanism is mainly related to volume reduction of targeted area. Endobronchial valves (EBV) appear the most studied method. In a multicentre randomised study, placement of unidirectional endobronchial valves resulted in a statistically significant functional improvement in the treated cohort compared to the control. Adverse events, occurring post procedure, included COPD exacerbations, haemoptysis, pneumothorax and pneumonia...
2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Andrea Picchi, Marco Ferlini, Ugo Limbruno, Stefano De Servi
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT ) is recommended up to 12 months in patients with acute coronary syndromes, but the risk of cardiovascular events in this group of subjects remains high, also in the long-term follow-up. The potential benefit of a prolonged period of DAPT has recently been assessed in three large-volume randomized clinical trials (PEGASUS, DAPT-MI, TRA2P-TIMI 50) but final results are quite difficult to interpret and clear indications for the clinical practice are so far lacking. A direct comparison of the three studies is challenging since relevant differences exist as to clinical features and risk profile of the study populations...
June 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Inês Moreira, Josué Pereira, Joana Oliveira, Sérgio F Salvador, Rui Vaz
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) emerged as an effective alternative to shunting devices in patients with obstructive hydrocephalus. When ETV fails, neurosurgeons must choose between applying a shunting device or performing a repeat ETV (re-ETV) and attempt a shunt independent outcome. In this series, clinical, surgical and follow-up data from six patients who underwent a second ETV were reviewed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and June 2015, six patients underwent re-ETV, with four being children...
June 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Satya Bhusan Senapati, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Manmath Kumar Dhir, Srikanta Das
Hemophilia A is an inherited, X-linked, recessive disorder caused by deficiency of clotting factor VIII. Intracranial hemorrhage is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Use of factor replacement products and medications had improved outcome in these patients. But in developing countries many such patients are not able to afford factor replacement products. We report a case of traumatic intracerebellar hemorrage in a hemophilia child. This child presented to us as a case of sub-acute intracerebellar hemorrage, he was managed conservatively with six units of fresh frozen plasma transfusion...
April 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
M Goto, J Hasegawa, T Arakaki, H Takita, T Oba, M Nakamura, A Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the relationship between the timing of opening of the uterine isthmus and bleeding during pregnancy and caesarean section in patients with placenta previa. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at a single perinatal centre. All patients with placenta previa, diagnosed between 20 and 22 weeks of gestation, who were followed up at the study hospital and underwent caesarean section were enrolled. The condition of the uterine isthmus was examined every 2 weeks...
June 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
A Rhanim, L Herrak, H Slimani, L Achachi, M El Ftouh
INTRODUCTION: Haemorragic pleurisy is fairly common. The etiology is dominated by tumors and tuberculosis. The rupture of intra-thoracic vessels into the pleural cavity is a much rarer cause and the diagnosis is often delayed. OBSERVATION: A 77-year-old patient without previously known hypertension was hospitalized for investigation of a fluid density opacity occupying the entire left hemithorax. Thoracentesis revealed a non-coagulable haemorrhagic fluid. A computed tomography scan showed a Stanford type B aortic dissection...
September 2016: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Athanassios Zissimopoulos, Theodosia Vogiatzaki, Fotini Babatsikou, Marion Velissaratou, Lukia Baloka, Evangelos Karathanos, Anastasia Pistola, Xristos Christofis, Xristos Iatrou
OBJECTIVE: Subarachnoid haemorrhage is responsible to a great extend for the death rate of patients who are hospitalised in intensive care units (ICU) with haemorrhage. The early detection of its severity plays an important role for the resulting health of the patients. Neurohormone Copeptin is the C-end of pro-arginine vasopressin in plasma has been used as a prognostic marker in a number of various illnesses (acute myocardial infarction, heart and renal failure, acute dyspnoea, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, ischaemic stroke, liver cirrhosis, acute pancreatitis)...
September 2015: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Zhi-Quan Wang, Rui Zhang, Peng-Pai Zhang, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jian Sun, Jun Wang, Xiang-Fei Feng, Qiu-Fen Lu, Yi-Gang Li
Warfarin is yet the most widely used oral anticoagulant for thromboembolic diseases, despite the recently emerged novel anticoagulants. However, difficulty in maintaining stable dose within the therapeutic range and subsequent serious adverse effects markedly limited its use in clinical practice. Pharmacogenetics-based warfarin dosing algorithm is a recently emerged strategy to predict the initial and maintaining dose of warfarin. However, whether this algorithm is superior over conventional clinically guided dosing algorithm remains controversial...
April 2015: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
I Okafori, E O Ugwu, N Obis, E E Nwogu-Ikojo
BACKGROUND: Complete (type 4) placenta praevia is a major cause of haemorrhage in Obstetrics. Uterine packing is an effective but underutilized life-saving intervention in situation of uncontrolled haemorrahage due to major placenta praevia. OBJECTIVES: To reappraise the effectiveness of uterine packing in the management of complete placenta praevia in order to popularize the practice. METHODS: Seven case series of complete placenta praevia were managed with uterine packing in Enugu, Nigeria between January 2, 2012 and February 28, 2013...
October 2014: Nigerian Journal of Medicine: Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria
I Okafori, E O Ugwu, N Obis, E E Nwogu-Ikojo
BACKGROUND: Complete (type 4) placenta praevia is a major cause of haemorrhage in Obstetrics. Uterine packing is an effective but underutilized life-saving intervention in situation of uncontrolled haemorrahage due to major placenta praevia. OBJECTIVES: To reappraise the effectiveness of uterine packing in the management of complete placenta praevia in order to popularize the practice. METHODS: Seven case series of complete placenta praevia were managed with uterine packing in Enugu, Nigeria between January 2, 2012 and February 28, 2013...
October 2014: Nigerian Journal of Medicine: Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria
Fabrizio Panaro, Jeanne Ramos, Benoit Gallix, Grégoire Mercier, Astrid Herrero, Halidou Niampa, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Francis Navarro
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may cause damage to the hepatic artery (HA) and impact the postoperative course of the liver transplantation (LT). We aim to describe the relationship between preoperative TACE and the occurrence of histological and radiological hepatic artery complications (HAC). METHODS: All cirrhotic patients with HCC undergoing LT between January 2009 and October 2012 were included and divided in two groups: TACE (group 1) and No TACE (group 2)...
May 2014: Clinical Transplantation
P Simon, M Katzner, P Montes, P Gleyze, S R Babin
Several reports have assessed that the prognosis of metastatic renal cell carcinoma was better if patient's general condition was good, if primary tumor had been resected, if the time between nephrectomy and metastasis was long, if metastases are only pulmonary and bone marrow was not involved. The bone metastases of renal cell cancer have a bad reputation because of their haemorragic caracteristics and their resistance to radiotherapy.In the Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Department of the University hospital in Strasbourg, the authors had operated on 65 metastatic renal cell cancers...
February 1996: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Jaana Syrjänen, Mirja Puolakkainen, Asko Järvinen
A healthcare worker sought medical advice after four days of fever, muscle pains, occipital headache and blocked ears, and was diagnosed with a high CRP level and blood bullae in the outer ear canal. In addition, skin rash appeared during hospital care, and the fever did not seem to go down upon treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, during which the CRP rose to a level of 413 mg/L at the highest. Haemorragic bullous otisis was confirmed diagnosis caused by Mycoplasma Pneumoniae.
2013: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
A Bonnet, Y Chevalier, G Wallon, C Huissoud, F Aubrun
Women who are carriers for hemophilia are usually considered as safe carriers. However, they can present hemorragic symptoms associated with low factor VIII or IX levels. During pregancy, factor VIII increases whereas factor IX does not. The peripartum period is at risk of increased bleeding in these women. Here are presented reports of clinical data concerning two hemophilia carriers with low factor VIII or IX (30-40%) during the peripartum period. They received remifentanil and ketamine for labor pain management because of contraindication of epidural and spinal analgesia...
November 2013: Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation
Francesco Epifano, Serena Fiorito, Salvatore Genovese
The genus Acronychia (Rutaceae) comprise 44 species, most of which are represented by shrubs and small trees, distributed in a wide geographical area of South-Eastern Asia comprising China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and the islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Most of the species of the genus Acronychia have been used for centuries as natural remedies in the ethnomedical traditions of indigenous populations as anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, stomachic, anti-pyretic, and anti-haemorragic agent...
November 2013: Phytochemistry
M Prencipe, A Cicchella, A Del Giudice, A Di Giorgio, A Scarlatella, M Vergura, F Aucella
This descriptive report describes the case of a 50 year-old woman with bipolar disorder, whose maintenance therapy comprised risperidone, sodium valproato and lithium carbonate without any past occurrence of toxicity. Her past medical history was significant for hypertension, cardiopathy and obesity. She presented with a 1-week history of fever, increasing confusion and slurred speech. At presentation, the patient was somnolent. Laboratory investigations revealed a serum creatinine of 3,6 mg/dl, BUN 45 mg/dl serum lithium 3,0 mEq/L with polyuria defined as more than 3 litres a day...
May 2013: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
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