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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785209/acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-caused-by-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-in-the-right-thyroid-lobe-of-a-healthy-woman
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Hazuki Otani, Masakazu Notsu, Sayo Koike, Miwa Morita, Masahiro Yamamoto, Mika Yamauchi, Takahumi Fuchiwaki, Ichiro Morikura, Noriaki Aoi, Hideyuki Kawauchi, Teruaki Iwabashi, Asuka Araki, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Riruke Maruyama, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Background: The thyroid gland is resistant to microbial infection, because of its organ characteristics such as encapsulation, iodine content, and rich blood supply. Therefore, acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST), as a bacterial infection of the thyroid gland, is rarely seen. AST typically takes places on the left side the neck region in children, because of the coincidence of the left piriform sinus fistula, as a most common route of infection. AST is also usually seen in immunocompromised hosts...
2018: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782068/comparison-of-outcomes-following-culture-directed-vs-non-culture-directed-antibiotics-in-treatment-of-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Carol H Yan, Navarat Tangbumrungtham, Ximena A Maul, Yifei Ma, Jayakar V Nayak, Peter H Hwang, Zara M Patel
BACKGROUND: Acute exacerbations in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are often treated with courses of systemic antibiotics. Poor correlation between microbiologic culture results and the sinus microbiome in CRS has caused increased debate as to the relevance of culture-directed antibiotics. There is currently sparse data comparing outcomes of culture-directed antibiotics vs non-culture-directed antibiotics for treatment of CRS. METHODS: This work reports a retrospective review...
May 21, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779998/efficacy-of-sinus-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-acute-and-subacute-maxillary-sinusitis
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Cheng-Chieh Hsu, Christine Sheng, Ching-Yin Ho
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of sinus ultrasound for acute and subacute maxillary sinusitis (ASMS) by investigating the agreement between different tools. We also proposed a confirmatory tool directed protocol for adult acute sinusitis, to enhance diagnostic accuracy. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled patients who were older than 18 years, with a diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis. The duration of symptoms was confined to less than 12 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778504/solitary-chemosensory-cells-are-a-primary-epithelial-source-of-interleukin-25-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Michael A Kohanski, Alan D Workman, Neil N Patel, Li-Yin Hung, Julie P Shtraks, Bei Chen, Mariel Blasetti, Laurel Doghramji, David W Kennedy, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, De'Broski R Herbert, Noam A Cohen
BACKGROUND: IL-25 can function as an early signal for the respiratory Type 2 response characteristic of allergic asthma and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). In the mouse gut, tuft cells are the epithelial source of IL-25. However, the source of human airway epithelial IL-25 has remained elusive. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we sought to determine if the solitary chemosensory cell (SCC) is the predominant source of IL-25 in the sinonasal epithelium...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775170/rationale-design-and-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dabigatran-etexilate-versus-dose-adjusted-warfarin-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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José M Ferro, Francesco Dentali, Jonathan M Coutinho, Adam Kobayashi, Jorge Caria, Marc Desch, Mandy Fraessdorf, Holger Huisman, Hans-Christoph Diener
Rationale To prevent recurrent venous thrombotic events after acute cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis, guidelines recommend long-term oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant experience in cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis is limited to case reports and series. Aim To compare dabigatran with dose-adjusted warfarin in patients with cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis for the prevention of recurrent venous thrombotic event. Sample size One hundred and twenty patients...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775027/-clinical-research-of-different-characteristics-of-fungal-ball-sinusitis
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M J Wang, B Zhou, Y C Li, S J Cui, Q Huang
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features of different subtypes of fungal ball sinusitis. Method: Four hundred and forty-nine cases with fungal ball rhinosinusitis (FBS) were involved in this retrospective analysis. The clinical features including symptoms, signs, and imaging scans, pathological results were all collected for each patient and the patients were classified into different subtypes according to these clinical features and the follow-up treatment. Result: In this retrospective study, 449 patients who diagnosed with fungal ball sinusitis were involved...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768279/congenital-pyriform-sinus-fistula-management-of-an-extra-delayed-and-atypical-case
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Filippo Montevecchi, Alberto Caranti, Giovanni Cammaroto, Lisa Buci, Bruno Brevi, Claudio Vicini
Clinical presentations of pyriform sinus fistulas vary, and this sometimes leads to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. Recently, we experienced a case of recurrent cervical abscesses occurring after thyroidectomy in an adult affected by a bifidus pyriform sinus fistula. The diagnostic dilemma was related to the timing of events, with a single episode of acute suppurative thyroiditis having occurred 16 years before the onset of the more recent clinical scenario. An endoscopic approach allowed effective management of this clinical case...
May 16, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767829/homeopathy-in-the-age-of-antimicrobial-resistance-is-it-a-viable-treatment-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#8
Alison Fixsen
BACKGROUND:  Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. This review of the literature considers firstly whether homeopathy offers a viable alternative therapeutic solution for acute URTIs and their complications, and secondly how such homeopathic intervention might take place...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766740/factors-predictive-of-postoperative-acute-respiratory-failure-following-inpatient-sinus-surgery
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Brittany N Burton, Sapideh Gilani, Matthew W Swisher, Richard D Urman, Ulrich H Schmidt, Rodney A Gabriel
OBJECTIVE: The impact of perioperative risk factors on outcomes following outpatient sinus surgery is well defined; however, risk factors and outcomes following inpatient surgery remain poorly understood. We aimed to define risk factors of postoperative acute respiratory failure following inpatient sinus surgery. METHODS: Utilizing data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from the years 2010 to 2014, we identified patients (≥18 years of age) with an Internal Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure code of sinus surgery...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759829/acute-and-3-month-performance-of-a-communicating-leadless-antitachycardia-pacemaker-and-subcutaneous-implantable-defibrillator
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Fleur V Y Tjong, Tom F Brouwer, Brendan Koop, Brian Soltis, Allan Shuros, Brian Schmidt, Bryan Swackhamer, Anne-Floor E B Quast, Arthur A M Wilde, Martin C Burke, Reinoud E Knops
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the acute and 3-month performance of the modular antitachycardia pacing (ATP)-enabled leadless pacemaker (LP) and subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) system, particularly device-device communication and ATP delivery. BACKGROUND: Transvenous pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) have considerable rates of lead complications. We examined the next step in multicomponent leadless cardiac rhythm management: feasibility of pacing (including ATP) by a LP, commanded by an implanted S-ICD through wireless, intrabody, device-device communication...
December 26, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759028/reciprocal-predictive-accuracy-of-sinonasal-symptom-severity-nasal-endoscopy-and-frequency-of-past-chronic-rhinosinusitis-exacerbations
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Marlene M Speth, Robert A Gaudin, Lloyd P Hoehle, Katie M Phillips, David S Caradonna, Stacey T Gray, Ahmad R Sedaghat
Objective We sought to determine whether chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) symptom severity, endoscopic exam findings, and acute exacerbation of CRS (AECRS) frequency-all important and distinct clinical manifestations of CRS-would be predictive of each other and, therefore, inform when further assessment of each other metric should be pursued. Study Design Cross-sectional cohort study. Setting Tertiary academic rhinology clinic. Subjects and Methods In total, 241 patients with CRS were prospectively recruited and completed the 22-item Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) to reflect CRS symptom severity...
May 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755803/acute-mastoiditis-complicated-with-concomitant-bezold-s-abscess-and-lateral-sinus-thrombosis
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Aziz Mustafa, Burhan Toçi, Hajdin Thaçi, Bujar Gjikolli, Nehat Baftiu
Bezold's abscess is a very rare extracranial complication of acute mastoiditis. Lateral sinus thrombosis is another intracranial complication of acute mastoiditis that can occur, but there are only few reports of concomitant ispilateral Bezold's abscess and lateral sinus thrombosis with favorable outcome. We diagnosed and treated successfully a 14-year-old girl suffering from Streptococcus pneumoniae acute mastoiditis complicated with Bezold's abscess and lateral sinus thrombosis. Surgical treatment included myringotomy, cortical mastoidectomy, and Bezold's abscess incision and drainage...
2018: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752489/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-state-of-the-art-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Adam A Dmytriw, Jin Soo A Song, Eugene Yu, Colin S Poon
PURPOSE: This review article aims to discuss the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and neuroimaging of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Different approaches for diagnosis of CVT, including CT/CTV, MRI/MRV, and US will be discussed and the reader will become acquainted with imaging findings as well as limitations of each modality. Lastly, this exhibit will review the standard of care for CVT treatment and emerging endovascular options. METHODS: A literature search using PubMed and the MEDLINE subengine was completed using the terms "cerebral venous thrombosis," "stroke," and "imaging...
May 11, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750825/cyclamen-europaeum-extract-for-acute-sinusitis
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REVIEW
Anca Zalmanovici Trestioreanu, Ankur Barua, Barak Pertzov
BACKGROUND: Acute sinusitis is a common reason for primary care encounters. It causes significant symptoms including facial pain, congested nose, headache, thick nasal mucus, fever, and cough and often results in time off work or school. Sinusitis treatment focuses on eliminating causative factors and controlling the inflammatory and infectious components. The frozen, dried, natural fluid extract of the Cyclamen europaeum plant delivered intranasally is thought to have beneficial effects in relieving congestion by facilitating nasal drainage, and has an anti-inflammatory effect...
May 11, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749582/naloxone-induced-non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-a-case-report
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Nasheena Jiwa, Himesh Sheth, Richard Silverman
A 22-year-old man was admitted for an elective right-shoulder open subacromial decompression and distal clavicle excision. He received a single intravenous dose of fentanyl 50 μg for anesthesia. His procedure was completed without intra-operative complications; however, he developed post-operative respiratory depression in the setting of narcotic administration. He was given naloxone 0.2 mg intravenously once to reverse this effect, which subsequently led to acute hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to pulmonary edema shortly after administration of naloxone...
May 10, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743774/indolent-systemic-mastocytosis-manifesting-as-protracted-anaphylactic-shock
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Manidipam Chatterjee, Saikat Sengupta, Chandrashish Chakravarty, Suresh Ramasubban, Shilpa Bhartia, Sujoy Khan, Vikash Kumar Agarwal
Systemic mastocytosis is a rare disease due to abnormal proliferation of mast cells (MCs). A case of indolent systemic mastocytosis is presented here. After anesthetic induction for elective thyroid swelling with propofol and atracurium followed by endotracheal intubation, a 57-year-old female patient developed acute hypotension, sinus tachycardia, red rashes, increased airway pressure along with difficult ventilation, and desaturation. She developed multiorgan failure subsequently. MC tryptase level was persistently high...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738561/high-dose-versus-standard-dose-amoxicillin-clavulanate-for-clinically-diagnosed-acute-bacterial-sinusitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Andrea Matho, Mary Mulqueen, Miyuki Tanino, Aaron Quidort, Jesse Cheung, Jennifer Pollard, Julieta Rodriguez, Supraja Swamy, Brittany Tayler, Gina Garrison, Ashar Ata, Paul Sorum
BACKGROUND: The recommended treatment for acute bacterial sinusitis in adults, amoxicillin with clavulanate, provides only modest benefit. OBJECTIVE: To see if a higher dose of amoxicillin will lead to more rapid improvement. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Double-blind randomized trial in which, from November 2014 through February 2017, we enrolled 315 adult outpatients diagnosed with acute sinusitis in accordance with Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735285/fronto-orbital-feminization-technique-a-surgical-strategy-using-fronto-orbital-burring-with-or-without-eggshell-technique-to-optimize-the-risk-benefit-ratio
#18
A Villepelet, A Jafari, B Baujat
The demand for facial feminization is increasing in transsexual patients. Masculine foreheads present extensive supraorbital bossing with a more acute glabellar angle, whereas female foreheads show softer features. The aim of this article is to describe our surgical technique for fronto-orbital feminization. The mask-lift technique is an upper face-lift. It provides rejuvenation by correcting collapsed features, and fronto-orbital feminization through burring of orbital rims and lateral canthopexies. Depending on the size of the frontal sinus and the thickness of its anterior wall, frontal remodeling is achieved using simple burring or by means of the eggshell technique...
May 4, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733225/effects-of-the-right-carotid-sinus-compression-technique-on-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-medicated-patients-with-hypertension
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Angélica María Campón-Checkroun, Agustín Luceño-Mardones, Inmaculada Riquelme, Jesús Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, François Ricard, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVES: To identify the immediate and middle-term effects of the right carotid sinus compression technique on blood pressure and heart rate in hypertensive patients. DESIGN: Randomized blinded experimental study. SETTINGS: Primary health centers of Cáceres (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-four medicated patients with hypertension were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 33) or to a control group (n = 31)...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732139/colovaginal-and-colo-ovarian-fistula-at-a-patient-with-asymptomatic-diverticular-disease
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Athanasios Syllaios, Antonios Koutras, Prokopis A Zotos, Sofia Koura, Pavlos Machairoudias, Anastasia Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos Bourganos, Aristotelis Liakos
Colovaginal and colo-ovarian fistulas are rare entities that could be attributed to diverticular disease after an episode of acute diverticulitis. Τhey could initially be manifested with symptoms that lead patients to the gynecologist. Gynecologists should consider them in the differential diagnosis, especially after recurrent episodes of sinusitis. We report the case of a 51-year-old woman with a colovaginal and a colo-ovarian fistula due to subclinical diverticular disease, which should be involved in the differential diagnosis in those complicated fistulas, even if the patient had never before a clinical episode of acute diverticulitis or known diverticular disease, and a successful surgical approach...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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