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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427109/traveler-s-diarrhea-vision-abnormalities-and-unsteady-gait-in-a-young-woman
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Tobias Mühling, Felix Gundling, Thomas Helmberger, Wolfgang Schepp
We report on the course of disease in a young woman, originally admitted with suspected refractory infectious tropical traveler's diarrhea. However, symptoms did not resolve upon either symptomatic or subsequent antibiotic therapy. When neurologic deterioration was observed, imaging studies revealed a dramatic series of thromboembolic events, including intracranial hemorrhage caused by extensive sinus vein thrombosis as well as thrombi of the right cardiac ventricle. Colonic mucosal biopsy samples finally led to the histologic diagnosis of ulcerative colitis...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423126/chronic-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-harmonic-scalpel-during-mitral-valve-surgery
#2
Alexandre Visconti Brick, Domingo M Braile
Objective: To evaluate surgical treatment of chronic atrial fibrillation with ultrasound in patients with mitral valve disease, considering preoperative clinical characteristics of patients undergoing surgical procedure and follow-up in the immediate postoperative period, in hospital and up to 60 months after discharge. Methods: We studied 100 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and mitral valve disease who underwent surgical treatment using ultrasound ablation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421421/sphenoid-sinus-mucosal-thickening-in-the-acute-phase-of-pituitary-apoplexy
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Mueez Waqar, Robert McCreary, Tara Kearney, Konstantina Karabatsou, Kanna K Gnanalingham
PURPOSE: In pituitary apoplexy (PA), there are preliminary reports on the appearance of sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening (SSMT). SSMT is otherwise uncommon with an incidence of up to 7% in asymptomatic individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical significance of SSMT in patients with PA and a control group of surgically treated non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs). METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical and imaging variables in PA and NFPA patients...
April 18, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420846/intrathecal-isoniazid-for-refractory-tuberculous-meningitis-with-cerebral-infarction
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Yuko Nakatani, Yutaka Suto, Kazuki Fukuma, Mika Yamawaki, Ryoichi Sakata, Shotaro Takahashi, Hiroyuki Nakayasu, Kenji Nakashima
A 30-year-old Vietnamese woman, about 19 weeks pregnant, was admitted for acute cerebral infarction with stenosis of the left middle cerebral artery (LMCA), tuberculous meningitis, and miliary tuberculosis. Treatment with heparin, quadruple anti-tuberculosis therapy, and dexamethasone afforded prompt symptomatic improvement. However, she delivered a stillbirth, after which there was recurrence of acute cerebral infarction with LMCA occlusion, sinus thrombosis, and cranial base inflammation. A thrice-weekly 100 mg dose of intrathecal isoniazid (INH) improved the signs of meningeal inflammation...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417026/cardiovascular-complications-of-acute-amphetamine-abuse-cross-sectional-study
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Elham Bazmi, Farinaz Mousavi, Leila Giahchin, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Behnam Behnoush
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular complications among patients who abuse amphetamines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place between April 2014 and April 2015 among 3,870 patients referred to the Toxicology Emergency Department of Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Those with clinical signs of drug abuse and positive urine screening tests were included in the study, while cases of chronic abuse were excluded...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408648/azithromycin-causes-a-novel-proarrhythmic-syndrome
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Zhenjiang Yang, Joseph K Prinsen, Kevin R Bersell, Wangzhen Shen, Liudmila Yermalitskaya, Tatiana Sidorova, Paula B Luis, Lynn Hall, Wei Zhang, Liping Du, Ginger Milne, Patrick Tucker, Alfred L George, Courtney M Campbell, Robert A Pickett, Christian M Shaffer, Nagesh Chopra, Tao Yang, Bjorn C Knollmann, Dan M Roden, Katherine T Murray
BACKGROUND: The widely used macrolide antibiotic azithromycin increases risk of cardiovascular and sudden cardiac death, although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Case reports, including the one we document here, demonstrate that azithromycin can cause rapid, polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the absence of QT prolongation, indicating a novel proarrhythmic syndrome. We investigated the electrophysiological effects of azithromycin in vivo and in vitro using mice, cardiomyocytes, and human ion channels heterologously expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK 293) and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells...
April 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398536/remnant-aortic-remodelling-in-younger-patients-after-acute-type-i-aortic-dissection-surgery
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Jihoon Kim, Sun Kyun Ro, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, Suk Jung Choo
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of age on remnant aortic remodelling after acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (AD) surgery. METHODS: Between January 1999 and December 2013, 118 acute type I AD patients (26 aged <50 years, Group A; 92 aged  ≥ 50 years, Group B) with either ascending or ascending hemiarch replacement in whom preoperative and >1-month postoperative chest computed tomography (CT) were available were included. RESULTS: At median CT follow-up of 35...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398529/long-term-results-of-modified-sandwich-repair-of-aortic-root-in-151-patients-with-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Yangfeng Tang, Zilin Liao, Lin Han, Hao Tang, Zhigang Song, Zhiyun Xu
OBJECTIVES: Acute type A aortic dissection frequently induces aortic root disease; however, the optimal surgical strategy for aortic root dissection remains a challenge. The objective of this study was to introduce a novel technique for reconstruction of type A dissection to improve patient prognosis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 791 consecutive patients with acute type A aortic dissection between January 2003 and July 2015. Among these patients, 151 were selected (72% men, age 51...
April 6, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389018/topical-drug-therapies-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Lauren J Luk, John M DelGaudio
Chronic rhinosinusitis is recognized as an inflammatory syndrome involving the nose and paranasal sinuses of multifactorial etiology. Research has demonstrated a complex interplay between host factors, microbiota, environmental exposures, and epigenetics resulting in chronic mucosal inflammation. The mainstay of medical therapy addresses this inflammation. In previously operated sinuses this includes topical saline and corticosteroids, reserving antibiotics for culture-directed acute exacerbations. Topical antiinflammatory therapies allow increased local concentration of drugs while minimizing side effects...
April 4, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383642/multiple-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms-presenting-as-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
#10
Matthew K Rowe, Christopher Cole, Gerald C Kaye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382491/tbx18-dependent-differentiation-of-brown-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-toward-cardiac-pacemaker-cells
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Lei Chen, Zi-Jun Deng, Jian-Sheng Zhou, Rui-Juan Ji, Xi Zhang, Chuan-Sen Zhang, Yu-Quan Li, Xiang-Qun Yang
A cell-sourced biological pacemaker is a promising therapeutic approach for sick sinus syndrome (SSS) or severe atrial ventricular block (AVB). Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ATSCs), which are optimal candidate cells for possible use in regenerative therapy for acute or chronic myocardial injury, have the potential to differentiate into spontaneous beating cardiomyocytes. However, the pacemaker characteristics of the beating cells need to be confirmed, and little is known about the underlying differential mechanism...
April 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382259/traumatic-tension-pneumocephalus-two-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Promod Pillai, Rohit Sharma, Larami MacKenzie, Eugene F Reilly, Paul R Beery, Thomas J Papadimos, Stanislaw Peter A Stawicki
Although traumatic pneumocephalus is not uncommon, it rarely evolves into tension pneumocephalus (TP). Characterized by the presence of increasing amounts of intracranial air and concurrent appearance or worsening neurological symptoms, TP can be devastating if not recognized and treated promptly. We present two cases of traumatic TP and a concise review of literature on this topic. Two cases of traumatic TP are presented. In addition, a literature search revealed 20 additional cases, of which 18 had sufficient information for inclusion...
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382118/evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-maxillary-sinuses-abnormalities-through-spiral-computed-tomography-ct
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João Paulo Nunes Drumond, Bruna Bianca Allegro, Neil Ferreira Novo, Sérgio Luís de Miranda, Wilson Roberto Sendyk
Introduction Maxillary sinus disease is common and numerous disorders can affect this anatomical area. Abnormalities can be classified as: non-neoplastic, neoplastic benign, and neoplastic malignant. Objective Evaluate through CT the prevalence of diseases in maxillary sinuses, using the Radiology Department's database of a hospital in São Paulo city. Methods The sample consisted of 762 facial CT scans that we divided into three groups: Group A (12-19 years old); Group B (20-49 years old); Group C (above 50 years old); and male or female...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376710/electrocardiographic-changes-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-large-intracranial-tumour-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#14
Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes that are documented with raised intracranial pressure are T inversions, prolongation of QT interval and sinus bradycardia, ST elevation or depression, arrhythmias and prominent U waves have also been recognized. However, ST elevations in association with primary intracranial tumours are rarely reported...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376662/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-pott-s-puffy-tumor-is-it-time-for-a-paradigm-shift-in-managing-a-250-year-old-problem
#15
Samuel C Leong
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in the management of Pott's puffy tumor (PPT). METHODS: Literature PubMed review using a combination of MeSH terms and keywords was undertaken, combined with a single surgeon case series of 3 patients. RESULTS: A total of 29 (20 males, median age 25 years) cases were reviewed. The most common etiology was acute frontal sinusitis (62%), followed by a history of chronic rhinosinusitis (28%)...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374868/the-value-of-nigella-sativa-in-the-treatment-of-experimentally-induced-rhinosinusitis
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O Yoruk, A Tatar, O N Keles, A Cakir
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Nigella sativa and cephalexin in the therapy of experimental bacterial rhinosinusitis. Bacterial rhinosinusitis was induced with Staphylococcus aureus. Rabbits were divided into five groups; control (n = 6), N. sativa 50 mg/ kg/d (n = 6), N. sativa 100 mg/kg/d (n = 6), N. sativa 200 mg/kg/d (n = 6), and cephalexin 20 mg/kg/d (n = 6) groups. N. sativa was given orally for 7 days. The same volume of normal saline (0.9% NaCl) was given as a vehicle to the control group for the same period...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371908/acute-right-ventricular-resynchronization-improves-haemodynamics-in-children-after-surgical-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Pavel Vojtovic, Filip Kucera, Peter Kubuš, Roman Gebauer, Tomáš Matejka, Tomáš Tláskal, Miroslav Ložek, Jan Kovanda, Jan Janoušek
Aims: Right bundle branch block is associated with right ventricular (RV) electromechanical dyssynchrony, which may contribute to acute haemodynamic impairment after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). We sought to evaluate the effects of RV resynchronization on haemodynamics and tissue oxygenation during the first 24 h after surgery. Methods and results: Arterial pressures, cardiac output, and tissue oxygenation were measured in 28 consecutive patients (median age 10...
March 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366060/novel-balloon-and-aspiration-method-for-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-dental-floss-technique
#18
Yoshikazu Matsuda, Hideo Okada, Joonho Chung, R Webster Crowley, Demetrius K Lopes
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is sometimes fatal. The standard treatment for sinus thrombosis is anticoagulation, but endovascular intervention must be considered when medical treatment fails. Mechanical thrombectomy is usually required when a large clot burden exits. Unfortunately, in sinus thrombosis attributable to a clot burden larger than that in an intracranial artery, the conventional technique used for intraarterial acute stroke intervention with a stent retriever and/or aspiration is not very effective...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365619/the-assessment-of-headaches-on-the-acute-medical-unit-is-it-adequate-and-how-could-it-be-improved-%C3%A2
#19
Sophie Binks, Anna Nagy, Jeban Ganesalingam, Abarna Ratnarajah
Neurological emergencies represent 15-25% of the medical take, second only to cardiac and respiratory cases. However, the UK's number of neurologists is lower than that of other developed nations. This quality improvement project aimed to develop a guideline to optimise acute headache management by non-specialists, informed by the findings of a survey and audit of doctors' knowledge and practice. In total, 62 doctors responded to our survey. 53/56 (94.6%) agreed a guideline would be useful. Knowledge of some important causes of headache was high, but was lower for others, including cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and cervical artery dissection...
April 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363377/chronic-infections-of-the-chest-wall
#20
REVIEW
Edward J Bergeron, Robert A Meguid, John D Mitchell
Chronic chest wall infections may occur in soft tissue, cartilage, and bone. They may present as localized chest wall pain, a discrete mass initially mistaken for neoplasm, a superficial infection, or a draining sinus. Chronic chest wall infections are typically non-necrotizing and associated with lower morbidity than their more acute and necrotizing counterparts. Effective management of chest wall infections ranges from antimicrobial administration to wide surgical resection and subsequent reconstruction.
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
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