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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527286/-possible-oral-transmission-of-chagas-disease-among-hydrocarbons-sector-workers-in-casanare-colombia-2014
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Liliana Patricia Zuleta-Dueñas, Ángela Johana López-Quiroga, Fernando Torres-Torres, Oneida Castañeda-Porras
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent for Chagas disease, can be transmitted by oral intake of contaminated food or drinks. During epidemiological week 14 of 2014, two cases of acute Chagas disease were notified among hydrocarbons sector workers in Paz de Ariporo, Casanare. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the affected population, to establish control and prevention measures and to confirm the outbreak. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an outbreak investigation that included the following components: a) Search for symptomatic people compatible with Chagas disease according to the case definition for their referral to medical services; b) entomological survey (192/197 houses); c) sanitary inspection and microbiological analysis of food samples; and d) study of reservoirs...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526593/cardiac-tamponade-as-an-initial-presentation-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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William Li, Thomas Frohwein, Kenneth Ong
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease which follows a relapsing and remitting course that can manifest in any organ system. While classic manifestations consist of arthralgia, myalgia, frank arthritis, a malar rash and renal failure to name a few, cardiac tamponade, however, is a far less common and far more dangerous presentation. We highlight the case of a 61year-old male with complaints of acute onset shortness of breath and generalized body aches associated with a fever and chills in the ER...
April 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522204/peg-interferon-plus-nucleotide-analogue-treatment-versus-no-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-a-low-viral-load-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial
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Annikki de Niet, Louis Jansen, Femke Stelma, Sophie B Willemse, Sjoerd D Kuiken, Sebastiaan Weijer, Carin M J van Nieuwkerk, Hans L Zaaijer, Richard Molenkamp, R Bart Takkenberg, Maarten Koot, Joanne Verheij, Ulrich Beuers, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND: Antiviral treatment is currently not recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. However, they might benefit from acquiring a functional cure (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] loss with or without formation of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen [anti-HBs]). We assessed HBsAg loss during peg-interferon-alfa-2a (peg-IFN) and nucleotide analogue combination therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis B with a low viral load. METHODS: In this randomised controlled, open-label trial, patients were enrolled from the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands...
May 15, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514243/celiac-disease-symptom-resolution-effectiveness-of-the-gluten-free-diet
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Naire Sansotta, Stefano Guandalini, Karine Amirikian, Hilary Jericho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the gluten free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included: abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux and vomiting. Extra-intestinal (EI) symptoms included: abnormal liver enzymes, arthralgia/arthritis, dermatitis herpetiformis, alopecia, fatigue, headache, anemia, stomatitis, myalgia, psychiatric disorders, rashes, seizures, neuropathy, short stature, delayed puberty, osteoporosis, and infertility...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502932/rhabdomyolysis-after-high-intensity-resistance-training
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Sakiko Honda, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Tadaaki Kamitani, Keisuke Kiyota
Rhabdomyolysis, which is a characteristic occurrence in associated with muscle cell necrosis, develops due to various causes. We herein report a rare case of a patient with rhabdomyolysis after high intensity resistance training, in which markedly elevated levels of serum creatine kinase (CK) and urine myoglobin were observed. A previously healthy 37-year-old man presented with severe myalgia and dark urine after performing high-intensity exercise. The patient's serum CK level was 95,100 U/L and his urine myoglobin level was 160,000 ng/mL...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502713/an-autopsy-case-of-fatal-acute-peritonitis-complicated-by-illegal-acupuncture-therapy
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DongJa Kim, SangHan Lee
Acupuncture is an alternative medical therapy and widely practiced in Northeast Asia. Although it is known as a safe procedure, complications including infection, pneumothorax, hemorrhage, and cardiac tamponade have been reported. The authors present a rare case of fatal acute peritonitis due to penetration of acupuncture needles directly into the abdominal and pelvic cavity. The victim was a 55-year-old woman who had a recent history of chemo-radiotherapy due to breast cancer. She was collapsed three days after receiving acupuncture...
May 1, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502333/zika-virus-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-human-disease
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REVIEW
Elizabeth K Nugent, Anne K Nugent, Rebecca Nugent, Kenneth Nugent
The Zika virus is a positive sense, single-stranded RNA arbovirus in the Flaviviridae family, genus Flavivirus. This virus was initially isolated in Africa and is transmitted to nonhuman primates and humans by mosquitoes. Initial reports describe sporadic mild viral infection with fever, arthralgia, myalgia and conjunctivitis in Africa and Asia. However, its geographic distribution has significantly increased, and it has caused large outbreaks in the Yap Islands in 2007, in French Polynesia in 2013 and in Brazil in 2015...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500776/analysis-of-national-pharmacovigilance-data-associated-with-statin-use-in-korea-adverse-drug-reactions-with-statins
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Hyunah Kim, Namhyo Kim, Da Hee Lee, Hun-Sung Kim
The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical manifestations, age distribution and risk factors of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of statins. Korean Adverse Event Reporting System (KAERS) database records (July 2009 - June 2014) on statin-treated adults were used. ADRs classified as "certain," "probable" and "possible" based on the WHO-Uppsala Monitoring Centre criteria were analysed. The frequency of ADRs was compared between adults (18-64 years) and older people (age ≥ 65 years) groups. In total, 2161 ADRs from 1690 patients (579, 34...
May 13, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493327/burden-of-illness-and-healthcare-resource-use-in-us-patients-with-sporadic-inclusion-body-myositis
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Gorana Capkun, Aoife Callan, Haijun Tian, Zhongyuan Wei, Changgeng Zhao, Neetu Agashivala, Victoria Barghout
INTRODUCTION: We analyzed the burden of illness of sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis (sIBM) patients and the costs to the healthcare system. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of 333 sIBM patients aged ≥50 years was performed using United States claims data. sIBM patients were matched in a 1:5 ratio to randomly selected individuals with ≥1 healthcare encounter within the year of index date. RESULTS: sIBM patients presented with higher rates of disease- and muscle-related conditions, such as myalgia, myositis, muscle weakness, dysphagia, pneumonia and falls...
May 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489846/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-acute-hepatic-failure-by-leptospirosis-an-entity-that-should-not-be-forgotten
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Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Lydia Plana Campos, Laura Larrey Ruíz, Raquel Acedo Mayordomo, Laura Sanchís Artero, Laura Peño Muñoz, Paola Concepción Núñez Martínez, Génesis Aurora Castillo López, Mercedes Latorre Sánchez, Juan José Urquijo Ponce, Moisés Diago Madrid, Javier Sempere García-Argüelles
Leptospirosis disease is caused by the spirochete Leptospira. It is a worldwide distribution zoonosis, with predominance in the tropics. In Spain, it is not frequent but some cases have been noticed especially in humid areas surrounded by rivers, lakes or ponds, such as Catalonia, Andalucia or the Valencian Community. It is transmitted by a variety of animals such as cows or rats, that are infected either by direct contact with these animals or their urine, or indirectly by consuming or being in contact with water contaminated by their urine...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488622/family-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-combined-classic-and-vascular-type-with-rare-presentation-of-progressive-myopathy-and-unusual-association-of-severe-facial-and-trigeminal-motor-weakness
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A Nalini, N Devaraddi, N Gayathri, Chandrajit Prasad, V Preethish-Kumar, K Polavarapu, S Shantanu
We report the clinical, radiological, biochemical, muscle histology, and electron microscopic features of two members of a family with combined Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) [classic and vascular type] and progressive myopathy as the primary manifestation. A 35-year old lady presented with severe gluteal and thigh muscle pain and easy fatigability for 5 years. She developed weakness and wasting of pelvic and pectoral girdles and thighs for 3 years and severe neck flexor and truncal weakness for 6 months. She had a history of recurrent jaw dislocation, easy bruising with hyperpigmentation, hyperextensibility of joints, translucent skin, and papyraceous scars...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488124/hypomyopathic-dermatomyositis-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-and-good-response-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-case-based-review
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REVIEW
Roberta Vilela Lopes Koyama, Tiago Kiyoshi Kitabayashi Braga, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Satomi Fujihara, Hellen Thais Fuzii, Gilberto Toshimitsu Yoshikawa
Hypomyopathic dermatomyositis (HDM) is a rare form of dermatomyositis (DM). Interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with clinically amyopathic DM (CADM-ILD) or hypomyopathic DM (HDM-ILD) is a rare condition with a more unfavorable prognosis than ILD associated with classic DM (CDM-ILD). There is no effective treatment for HDM-ILD. A 62-year-old woman with a 6-month history of chronic polyarthritis and myalgia presented skin lesions characteristic of DM (erythematous lesion on extensor surface of elbows, Gottron's papules, V-neck sign) with no clinical muscle impairment (global muscle strength: grade 5)...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485557/when-the-treatment-becomes-the-problem
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Vivek-Thomas J Sankoorikal, Janet Ricks
A 47-year-old white male with a 5-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus presented to clinic with uncontrolled hyperglycemia, weight loss, and body aches that impeded his ability to work and sleep. He had initially controlled his diabetes successfully with weight loss and exercise. However, in the previous 6 months he had noticed unintentional weight loss. He was evaluated at another clinic where he was prescribed sitagliptin/metformin (Janumet) for his uncontrolled hyperglycemia. After 6 weeks his blood glucose had not significantly improved, and an endocrinologist prescribed insulin glargine (Lantus) and insulin aspart (NovoLog)...
July 2016: Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483995/clinical-reasoning-a-45-year-old-man-with-weakness-and-myalgia-after-orthopedic-surgery
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Rocio Vazquez do Campo, Jason Siegel, Eric Goldstein, Elliot Dimberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479233/addition-of-gemcitabine-to-paclitaxel-epirubicin-and-cyclophosphamide-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-tango-final-10-year-follow-up-of-an-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Helena M Earl, Louise Hiller, Helen C Howard, Janet A Dunn, Jennie Young, Sarah J Bowden, Michelle McDermaid, Anna K Waterhouse, Gregory Wilson, Rajiv Agrawal, Susan O'Reilly, Angela Bowman, Diana M Ritchie, Andrew Goodman, Tamas Hickish, Karen McAdam, David Cameron, David Dodwell, Daniel W Rea, Carlos Caldas, Elena Provenzano, Jean E Abraham, Peter Canney, John P Crown, M John Kennedy, Robert Coleman, Robert C Leonard, James A Carmichael, Andrew M Wardley, Christopher J Poole
BACKGROUND: The tAnGo trial was designed to investigate the potential role of gemcitabine when added to anthracycline and taxane-containing adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. When this study was developed, gemcitabine had shown significant activity in metastatic breast cancer, and there was evidence of a favourable interaction with paclitaxel. METHODS: tAnGo was an international, open-label, randomised, phase 3 superiority trial that enrolled women aged 18 years or older with newly diagnosed, early-stage breast cancer who had a definite indication for chemotherapy, any nodal status, any hormone receptor status, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-1, and adequate bone marrow, hepatic, and renal function...
May 4, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469503/use-of-aminocaproic-acid-in-combination-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-a-case-of-leptospirosis-pulmonary-hemorrhage-syndrome
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Miguel Pardinas, Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Gaurav Budhrani, Rajan Garg, Luis Rosario, Rene Rico, Anthony Panos, Horst Baier, Stefanie Krick
A 32-year-old man presented with a 10-day history of fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, nonproductive cough, and worsening dyspnea after freshwater swimming in the Caribbean 1 week prior to presentation. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the patient developed severe respiratory distress with massive hemoptysis. Based on serologic workup, he was diagnosed with leptospirosis pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome leading to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, severe hypoxemic respiratory failure, and multiorgan failure...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469499/a-case-of-statin-associated-autoimmune-myopathy
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Alexander J Sweidan, Anthony Leung, Cassandra J Kaiser, Sarah J Strube, Andrei N Dokukin, Stephen Romansky, Sassan Farjami
A 70-year-old previously independent man developed progressive proximal leg weakness resulting in a fall at home suffering traumatic brain injury. He was prescribed a statin medication two years prior, but this was discontinued on admission to the hospital due to concern for statin myopathy. His weakness continued to progress while in acute rehabilitation, along with the development of dysphagia requiring placement of gastrostomy tube and respiratory failure requiring tracheostomy. Corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin were administered without response...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466365/women-with-silicone-breast-implants-and-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-description-of-three-patients-and-a-critical-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Slavica Pavlov-Dolijanovic, Nada Vujasinovic Stupar
Silicone has been widely used in the manufacture of medical implants. It is well tolerated in most cases. However, in this paper we report the cases of three women who developed autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA syndrome), namely with silicone breast implants. The symptoms in these cases include arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, sleep disturbances, the appearance of autoantibodies, miscarriage, Raynaud's phenomenon, and involvement of autoimmune diseases (scleroderma and undifferentiated connective tissue diseases)...
May 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466035/analysis-of-ebola-virus-polymerase-domains-to-find-strain-specific-differences-and-to-gain-insight-on-their-pathogenicity
#20
Seema Patel, Snigdha Patel
Ebola virus, a member of the family Filoviridae has caused immense morbidity and mortality in recent times, especially in West Africa. The infection characterized by chills, fever, diarrhea, and myalgia can progress to hemorrhage and death. Hence, it is a high priority area to better understand its biology in order to expedite vaccine development pipelines. In this regard, this study analyzes the domains in RNA polymerase of fifteen publicly-available Ebola isolates belonging to three strains (Zaire, Sudan and Reston)...
September 2016: Virusdisease
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