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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936002/the-significance-of-prolonged-and-saddleback-fever-in-hospitalised-adult-dengue
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Deborah Hl Ng, Joshua Gx Wong, Tun-Linn Thein, Yee-Sin Leo, David C Lye
Dengue fever is gaining importance in Singapore with an increase in the number of cases and mortality in recent years. Although prolonged and saddleback fever have been reported in dengue fever, there are no specific studies on their significance in dengue. This study aims to examine the prevalence of prolonged and saddleback fever in dengue as well as their associations with dengue severity. A total of 2843 polymerase-chain reaction (PCR) confirmed dengue patients admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2004 to 2008 were included in the study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933591/charcoal-hemoperfusion-in-the-treatment-of-medically-refractory-pruritus-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai, Ziad M El-Zoghby, J Eileen Hay, Russell H Wiesner, Patrick S Kamath, Nicholas F LaRusso, Kymberly D Watt, Carl H Cramer, Nelson Leung
BACKGROUND: Pruritus is a distressing symptom in a considerable proportion of cholestatic patients and a few of them do not respond to conventional treatment. Charcoal hemoperfusion (CH) is an extracorporeal technique that is effective in eliminating protein-bound substances which may have accumulated during cholestasis. Several case reports have shown significant reduction of bilirubin in mechanical jaundice and neonatal hemolytic jaundice. However, the published data of CH for the treatment of refractory pruritus in cholestatic patients are scarce...
December 8, 2016: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933174/a-case-of-hepatitis-c-associated-osteosclerosis-accelerated-bone-turnover-controlled-by-pulse-steroid-therapy
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Nobuhiro Miyamura, Shuhei Nishida, Mina Itasaka, Hirofumi Matsuda, Takeshi Ohtou, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Daisuke Inaba, Sadahiro Tamiya, Tetsuo Nakano
: Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO), a very rare disorder in which an extremely rapid bone turnover occurs and results in osteosclerosis, was acknowledged in 1990s as a new clinical entity with the unique bone disorder and definite link to chronic type C hepatitis, although the pathogenesis still remains unknown. Affected patients suffer from excruciating deep bone pains. We report the 19th case of HCAO with diagnosis confirmed by bone biopsy, and treated initially with a bisphosphonate, next with corticosteroids and finally with direct acting antivirals (DAA: sofosbuvir and ribavirin) for HCV infection...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932159/fulminant-clostridium-perfringens-sepsis-in-kidney-transplant-a-case-report
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P Mihaylov, J A Powelson, W C Goggins
BACKGROUND: Infections, particularly urinary tract infections, and cardiovascular accidents are the main causes of morbidity and mortality during the 1st year after kidney transplantation (KT). Bacteria and viruses, such as Escherichia coli, Enteroccoci, and Polyoma BK virus are common in the 1st 6 months, so they are controlled routinely. On the other hand, Clostridium perfringens infection is a rare life-threatening condition, associated with a high mortality rate especially in the transplant population, that is not controlled routinely...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931954/younger-patients-have-less-severe-radiographic-disease-and-lower-reported-outcome-scores-than-older-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jacob Haynes, Adam Sassoon, Denis Nam, Loren Schultz, James Keeney
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been successful for many younger patients, but some experience residual symptoms or dissatisfaction. We performed this study to assess the relationship between radiographic disease severity and patient demographic features on patient reported TKA outcome scores. METHODS: We compared 100 TKAs performed for 82 patients ≤55years old with 100 gender-matched TKAs performed for 85 patients between 65 and 75years old. These study cases represented 25% and 21%, respectively, of TKAs performed between January 2006 and June 2011...
December 5, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931130/exposures-to-traditional-automatic-dishwashing-tablets-and-a-comparison-with-exposures-to-soluble-film-tablets-reported-to-the-united-kingdom-national-poisons-information-service-2008-2015
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Rachael Day, Michael Eddleston, Simon H L Thomas, John P Thompson, J Allister Vale
INTRODUCTION: Traditional automatic dishwashing tablets are contained within an external wrapper that requires removal prior to use. OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of traditional tablets and to compare this with our previously reported experience of soluble film dishwashing tablets. METHODS: Telephone enquiries regarding traditional tablets were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to December 2015. RESULTS: Traditional tablets: There were 503 enquiries relating to 492 patients who had been exposed to a traditional tablet...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930594/revision-surgery-after-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-congenital-kyphoscoliosis-a-case-report
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Zhikun Li, Fei Wang, Wei Xu, Yifan Li, Xiaodong Zhu
RATIONALE: Rod breakage during pregnancy and delivery has never been described in a patient who has undergone surgery for congenital scoliosis (CS). Here, we present an unusual but significant case of revision surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old woman presented with low back pain during pregnancy after posterior osteotomy, correction and fusion at T9 to L5 for CS. Radiographs during follow-up, 4 months after the patient gave birth, demonstrated rod breakage...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930554/pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-of-the-superior-hypogastric-plexus-in-an-interstitial-cystitis-patient-with-chronic-pain-and-symptoms-refractory-to-oral-and-intravesical-medications-and-bladder-hydrodistension-a-case-report
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Jong Hae Kim, Eugene Kim, Bong Il Kim
RATIONALE: A variety of therapeutic modalities are available for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. However, among them, the less invasive therapies are usually ineffective, whereas the invasive ones carry potential risks of serious side effects and complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of the superior hypogastric plexus may be an alternative to conventional treatments, as it provides nondestructive neuromodulation to the superior hypogastric plexus, which transmits the majority of pain signals from the pelvic viscera...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930520/is-retrograde-drilling-really-useful-for-osteochondral-lesion-of-talus-with-subchondral-cyst-a-case-report
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Seong-Yup Jeong, Jong-Kil Kim, Kwang-Bok Lee
RATIONALE: Retrograde drilling is a well accepted procedure for osteochondral lesion of the talus and subchondral cyst with intact overlying cartilage. It has good results in most reports. Compared to anterograde drilling, retrograde drilling can protect the integrity of the articular cartilage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the suitability of using retrograde drilling for osteochondral lesion with subchondral cyst and discuss the mechanism involved in the development of subchondral cyst...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930435/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-clinicopathologic-study
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Kareem Moussa, Michele M Bloomer, Daniel M Schwartz, Carolyn K Pan, Brian C Toy, Joseph B Crawford, Armin R Afshar
PURPOSE: To present a unique case of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy presenting as a blind, painful eye with a suspected intraocular mass, and to correlate clinical findings with histopathologic studies. METHODS: Clinical case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 58-year-old Vietnamese man presented with a blind, painful eye with concern for an intraocular mass. B-scan ultrasonography showed massive intraocular hemorrhage and could not rule out a tumor...
December 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928390/isolated-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-due-to-metastasis-of-prostatic-cancer-to-the-cavernous-sinus
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Yuki Asano, Keiko Takahashi, Hiromasa Tsuda, Mariko Takagi, Fumi Kodaka, Yosuke Yamada
A 69-year-old man with prostatic cancer under palliative care developed isolated right-sided oculomotor nerve palsy with pupillary impairment and persistent ocular pain. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated metastasis of prostatic cancer to the right-sided cavernous sinus and orbital apex. In the English language literature, there are only six reported cases of isolated oculomotor nerve palsy secondary to prostatic cancer. In all cases, although there was metastatic lesion in the vicinity of the cavernous sinus, ocular pain did not develop...
April 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927675/is-body-mass-index-associated-with-patellofemoral-pain-and-patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-and-analysis
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Harvi F Hart, Christian J Barton, Karim M Khan, Henrik Riel, Kay M Crossley
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) occurs frequently, and may be related to patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA). Obesity is associated with increased risk of knee OA. This systematic review involves a meta-regression and analysis to determine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and PFP and PFOA, and to determine the link between BMI and interventional outcomes. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases and reference lists of relevant papers and systematic reviews, for cross-sectional, prospective, human-based observational and interventional studies reporting BMI in individuals with PFP or PFOA compared to healthy controls...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927549/deep-spine-infection-after-acupuncture-in-the-setting-of-spinal-instrumentation
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Alexandra K Callan, Jennifer M Bauer, Jeffrey E Martus
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture can be used to manage chronic pain. The most common complications related to acupuncture include pain, bruising, bleeding, or symptom exacerbation. Rarely, more serious adverse events occur, including infection, pneumothorax, septic arthritis, and peripheral nerve injury. To our knowledge, there are no reports of complications associated with acupuncture following spinal instrumentation. PURPOSE: To report a case of deep infection as a rare complication of acupuncture following posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
March 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927245/congenital-adhesion-band-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-what-s-the-difference-in-various-age-groups-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Kwang-Ho Yang, Tae-Beom Lee, Si-Hak Lee, Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho, Hae-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: A congenital adhesion band is a rare condition, but may induce a small bowel obstruction (SBO) at any age. However, only a few sporadic case reports exit. We aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of congenital adhesion band manifesting a SBO stratified by age group between pediatric and adult patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with a SBO between Jan 1, 2009 and Dec 31, 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Cases associated with previous surgical procedure and cases of secondary obstruction due to inflammatory processes or tumor and other systemic diseases were excluded...
December 7, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926905/sildenafil-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-maternal-tolerance-and-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Liam Dunn, Ristan Greer, Vicki Flenady, Sailesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review evaluates maternal tolerance and obstetric and perinatal outcomes following sildenafil citrate (SC) use in human pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: Scopus, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, and Google Scholar were searched. Relevant full-text studies including case series and reports in English were included. Publications were excluded if the pregnancy was terminated or if SC was used only at conception. RESULTS: Sixteen studies were included (n = 165)...
December 8, 2016: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925184/a-case-report-about-cluster-tic-syndrome-due-to-venous-compression-of-the-trigeminal-nerve
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Ilse de Coo, J Marc C van Dijk, Jan D M Metzemaekers, Joost Haan
BACKGROUND: The term "cluster-tic syndrome" is used for the rare ipsilateral co-occurrence of attacks of cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia. Medical treatment should combine treatment for cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia, but is very often unsatisfactory. CASE: Here, we describe a 41-year-old woman diagnosed with cluster-tic syndrome who underwent microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve, primarily aimed at the "trigeminal neuralgia" part of her pain syndrome...
December 7, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924350/-use-of-intracutaneous-or-subcutaneous-botulinum-toxin-for-postherpetic-neuralgia
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L Halb, B J Amann, H Bornemann-Cimenti
BACKGROUND: Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), a toxin of the anaerobic spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum is used as a drug for alleviating muscle spasticity. Other indications include the cosmetic application in facial muscles, hyperhidrosis and neurogenic bladder disorders. It has been approved since 2010 as the first prophylactic treatment for chronic migraine. The analgesic effect of BoNT was observed early on and is currently the subject of intensive research. Painful postherpetic neuralgia is a common complication of an infection with herpes zoster virus...
December 6, 2016: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923222/pediatric-primary-diffuse-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jesna Mathew Sublett, Caitlin Davenport, Howard Eisenbrock, Shamsher Dalal, Syed A Jaffar Kazmi, Amir Kershenovich
BACKGROUND: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PDL PNET) is extremely rare, with only 19 cases reported in the literature to date. We present a case of a child with rapidly progressive PDL PNET and a literature review. A 10-year-old boy presented with mood lability, hallucinations, generalized pain, enuresis, and headaches. Initial investigation failed to produce a diagnosis. The symptoms progressed to seizure, back pain, and papilledema. Imaging showed acute hydrocephalus and mild diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement without an identifiable primary lesion...
December 7, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923205/spontaneous-rupture-of-splenic-hematoma-in-a-malaria-patient-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Bassem M Abou Hussein, Ali M Al Ani, Omar Al-Mayoofi, Mahpara Mehraj, Afra A Joher, Juanita A Bonilla, Alya S Al-Mazrouei, Faisal M Badri
INTRODUCTION: Blunt abdominal trauma is the most common cause of splenic rupture. Malaria is the most frequent tropical infectious cause of spontaneous splenic rupture. The exact mechanism is not well-defined. CASE REPORT: We report a case of thirty-year-old male patient known to have malaria who presented with spontaneous splenic rupture. A trial of conservative treatment failed and splenecomy was done to control bleeding. CONCLUSION: Spontaneous splenic rupture should be kept in mind in malaria patients presenting with left upper quadrant pain and signs of hypovolemia...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923167/long-term-outcomes-for-different-vaginal-cuff-closure-techniques-in-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ziv Tsafrir, Matthew Palmer, Marisa Dahlman, A Karim Nawfal, Joelle Aoun, Andrew Taylor, Jay Fisher, Evan Theoharis, David Eisenstein
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the outcomes of different vaginal cuff closure techniques in robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Ninety women undergoing robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease were randomized to three vaginal cuff closure techniques: running 2.0 V-Lock™ (Arm 1), 0 Vicryl™ figure-of-eight (Arm 2), and running 0 Vicryl™ with Lapra-Ty(®) (Arm 3). Patients' records were reviewed for age, body mass index, smoking status and relevant co-morbidities...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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