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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645923/the-connection-between-acute-otitis-media-and-the-acute-abdomen
#1
Imran Masood, Tami Hendriksz
A female aged 9 years with a recent episode of acute otitis media (AOM) presented to her primary care physician with complaints of severe abdominal pain with right lower quadrant rebound tenderness, suggestive of an acute surgical abdomen. Neurological examination was normal on presentation. She was transferred to the local children's hospital for workup of appendicitis, during which she began exhibiting ataxia and slurred speech. Further evaluation revealed mastoiditis, venous sinus thrombosis and subdural empyema...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644544/the-frontal-peak-sign-a-potential-new-indication-of-open-approach-in-frontal-sinus-mucoceles-with-posterior-table-erosion-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-thirty-seven-patients
#2
Emilie Béquignon, Jean-Philippe Blancal, Jean-Pierre Guichard, Katell Ruellan, Romain Kania, Elisabeth Sauvaget, Damien Bresson, Philippe Herman, Benjamin Verillaud
To date, most frontal mucoceles are treated endoscopically, provided that there is no major neo-osteogenesis and that the frontal sinus floor is wide enough to provide an adequate working space: the presence of a sinus wall dehiscence is not considered as a contraindication to an endoscopic approach. We report on a series of 37 patients presenting with frontal sinus mucoceles with posterior table erosion. Thirty-three (89.2%) had minimal erosion and/or a limited protrusion of the mucocele within the anterior cranial fossa on CT-scan, and were successfully operated on through an endoscopic approach...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638298/uncertainty-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-chest-pain-risk-stratification
#3
Htoo Kyaw, Sivacharan Buddhavarapu, Joseph Abboud, Deepika Misra
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presenting symptom in the emergency department (ED). Although the diagnostic workup for chest pain is well established, the best time to perform invasive cardiac catheterization in patients with low to moderate risk of coronary artery disease is still unclear, particularly if noninvasive tests such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) and nuclear myocardial perfusion scan show nonsignificant findings. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 52-year-old female who presented to the ED with acute-onset chest pain that had started early in the morning while she was sleeping...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625178/endoscopic-electrocautery-and-fibrin-obliteration-of-an-acutely-complicated-pyriform-fossa-sinus-tract-in-a-septuagenarian
#4
R Heyes, A G Aulakh, R K Lingam, T Tatla
BACKGROUND: Pyriform fossa sinus tracts classically present with neck abscess, recurrent infections and suppurative thyroiditis in children; acute presentation in a geriatric patient is rare. METHODS: Case report and Medline literature review. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old female presented with a left-sided neck mass and severe odynophagia of 3 days' duration. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large-volume, loculated fluid collection extending throughout the deep spaces of the neck on the left, within and around the thyroid gland capsule...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624975/deleterious-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-bradycardic-right-ventricular-apex-pacing-consequences-for-arrhythmic-outcome
#5
T R G Stams, A Dunnink, W M van Everdingen, H D M Beekman, R van der Nagel, B Kok, M F A Bierhuizen, M J Cramer, M Meine, M A Vos
In the chronic complete atrioventricular (AV) block dog (CAVB) model, both bradycardia and altered ventricular activation due to the uncontrolled idioventricular rhythm contribute to ventricular remodeling and the enhanced susceptibility to Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. We investigated the effect of permanent bradycardic right ventricular apex (RVA) pacing on mechanical and electrical remodeling and TdP. In 23 anesthetized dogs, serial experiments were performed at sinus rhythm (SR), acutely after AV block (AAVB) and 3 weeks of remodeling CAVB at a fixed pacing rate of 60/min...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624698/brief-mindfulness-training-de-couples-the-anxiogenic-effects-of-distress-intolerance-on-reactivity-to-and-recovery-from-stress-among-deprived-smokers
#6
Rotem Paz, Ariel Zvielli, Pavel Goldstein, Amit Bernstein
OBJECTIVE: We tested whether mindfulness de-couples the expected anxiogenic effects of distress intolerance on psychological and physiological reactivity to and recovery from an anxiogenic stressor among participants experimentally sensitized to experience distress. METHOD: N = 104 daily smokers underwent 18-hours of biochemically-verified smoking deprivation. Participants were then randomized to a 7-min analogue mindfulness intervention (present moment attention and awareness training; PMAA) or a cope-as-usual control condition; and subsequently exposed to a 2...
June 2, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621821/an-unusual-case-of-dental-infection-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-a-brain-abscess-case-report
#7
Rodrigo Dos Santos Pereira, João Paulo Bonardi, Arthur da Conceição Dias Ferreira, Gustavo Lima Latini
A brain abscess may result when dental infection reaches the brain through contiguous anatomic cavities such as the maxillary sinus, the ethmoid sinus and the orbital cavity. It is an important complication and should be treated aggressively. Such treatment would include the excision of the etiological factor, drainage and adjuvant antibiotic therapy. The present case concerns a 23-year-old woman who presented at the General Hospital of Nova Iguaçu with complaints of pain in the right side of the face and was diagnosed with acute sinusitis...
June 16, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621574/endovascular-plug-for-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-the-management-of-a-cavernous-pseudoaneurysm-with-bifrontal-subdural-empyema-technical-note
#8
Sunil Manjila, Gagandeep Singh, Obinna Ndubuizu, Zoe Jones, Daniel P Hsu, Alan R Cohen
The authors demonstrate the use of an endovascular plug in securing a carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in an emergent setting requiring craniotomy for a concurrent subdural empyema. They describe the case of a 14-year-old boy with sinusitis and bifrontal subdural empyema who underwent transsphenoidal exploration at an outside hospital. An injury to the right cavernous segment of the ICA caused torrential epistaxis. Bleeding was successfully controlled by inflating a Foley balloon catheter within the sphenoid sinus, and the patient was transferred to the authors' institution...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616673/contribution-of-sellar-dura-integrity-to-symptom-manifestation-in-pituitary-adenomas-with-intratumoral-hemorrhage
#9
Yasuhiko Hayashi, Yasuo Sasagawa, Daisuke Kita, Issei Fukui, Masahiro Oishi, Osamu Tachibana, Fumiaki Ueda, Mitsutoshi Nakada
PURPOSE: Although hemorrhage within pituitary adenomas frequently exacerbates the symptoms, there are many grades of severity. Moreover, the contributing factors for symptom severity are still controversial. METHODS: This retrospective study included 82 patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas with intratumoral hemorrhage. The grades of preoperative symptoms were classified into group A, asymptomatic or minor symptoms; group B, moderate symptoms sufficient for complain; and group C, severe symptoms disturbing daily life...
June 14, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616378/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-presenting-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Jia Hou, Yanan Zhang, Ri Gong, Xiwei Zheng, Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive heterogeneous group of conditions with variable clinical findings. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old nonsmoking Chinese man present to the emergency department of our hospital with acute-onset breathlessness and sudden-onset left-sided chest pain. The patient had 6 years primary infertility and suffered from recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infections since childhood. Chest X-ray was performed, which showed a left-sided pneumothorax with lung collapse...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614096/two-cases-of-sinusitis-induced-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#11
Eric Dein, William Sharfman, Jean Kim, Fouad Gellad, Ami A Shah, Clifton O Bingham, Laura C Cappelli
We report the acute onset of aseptic sinusitis in 2 patients receiving the immune checkpoint inhibitors, ipilimumab and nivolumab, for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4, and nivolumab, targeting programmed cell death-1, have been associated with numerous immune-related adverse events. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of aseptic sinusitis as a consequence of immune checkpoint inhibition therapy.
June 13, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613936/the-employment-of-thermographic-examinations-in-the-diagnostics-of-diseases-of-the-paranasal-sinuses
#12
Iwona Niedzielska, Sebastian Pawelec, Zbigniew Puszczewicz
OBJECTIVES: The paper was aimed at assessing the diagnostic value of a thermographic examination of pathology of the paranasal sinuses. METHODS: 39 patients meeting inclusion criteria for the study. The cases of unilateral inflammations of the maxillary sinuses (odontogenic and non-odontogenic, acute and chronic) were chosen on the basis of a comprehensive panel of diagnostic tests including among other things: a radiological examination, endoscopy, the histopathological assessment of the state of the collected mucous membrane...
June 14, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608241/vit-d-deficiency-is-a-possible-risk-factor-in-ars
#13
Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Hasan Emre Koçak, Selçuk Güneş, Harun Acıpayam, Baver Maşallah Şimşek, Sinan Canpolat, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
Vitamin D deficiency is effective in the development of acute rhinosinusitis and prolongation of inflammation by increasing inflammation in the sinonasal epithelium. Vitamin D deficiency is important in the development of bone barriers that prevent the complication of acute rhinosinusitis. Although Vitamin D levels may be a variable risk factor for various respiratory tract disorders, there are limited data on the role in sinonasal infections. Our aim was to investigate the association of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25OHD) levels with acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) and preseptal cellulitis complications...
June 12, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602009/update-on-intranasal-medications-in-rhinosinusitis
#14
REVIEW
Kornkiat Snidvongs, Sanguansak Thanaviratananich
This review describes beneficial effects and adverse events of various intranasal medications in treating rhinosinusitis. Application of intranasal steroids has been described in treating all subtypes of adult rhinosinusitis, but reports are limited in pediatrics and mostly in acute pediatric subgroups resulted in benefits While saline irrigation is effective for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps and in pediatric acute rhinosinusitis, there is no evidence yet for saline drips and sprays. Application of intranasal antifungals and nasal irrigation with surfactant brings more harm than benefits...
July 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597788/the-non-fluoroscopic-navigation-reduces-significantly-not-only-the-fluoroscopic-exposure-during-catheter-ablation-of-the-cavotricuspid-isthmus-but-the-total-radiofrequency-time-as-well
#15
Tchavdar Shalganov, Milko Stoyanov, Boyan Kunev
Objective The non-fluoroscopic navigation (NFN) is known to reduce the fluoroscopic time during catheter ablation of various arrhythmias. We aimed to study the impact of NFN over several procedural parameters during radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of the cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI) in patients with CTI-dependent atrial flutter. Methods Data about 124 consecutive patients with CTI ablation performed were retrospectively collected. The patients were divided into two groups: (1) ablation with two diagnostic catheters deployed in the coronary sinus and around the tricuspid annulus (NFN-, n = 62); (2) ablation with the same two catheters plus NFN system using cutaneous patches (NFN+, n = 62)...
April 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597399/effects-of-levosimendan-on-patients-with-heart-failure-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
REVIEW
Guokai Shang, Xinyan Yang, Daijun Song, Yun Ti, Yuanyuan Shang, Zhihao Wang, Mengxiong Tang, Yun Zhang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF), including cardiogenic shock (CS), complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains poor. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review the relevant literature and evaluate whether levosimendan was associated with better clinical outcomes in these patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases for randomized controlled trials that investigated levosimendan compared with any control in patients with HF/CS complicating ACS...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594244/acute-cholinergic-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-mild-alzheimer-s-type-dementia-who-had-applied-a-large-number-of-rivastigmine-transdermal-patches-on-her-body
#17
Yoshiki Suzuki, Yoshito Kamijo, Tomohiro Yoshizawa, Yuji Fujita, Kiyotaka Usui, Tohru Kishino
CASE PRESENTATION: A 91-year-old woman was transferred to our Emergency Medical Center and Poison Center with somnolence, hypertension (186/61 mm Hg), and repeated vomiting. Three hours later, 10 transdermal patches, each containing 18 mg of rivastigmine (9.5 mg/24 h), were found on her lower back and both thighs, when miosis, facial and trunk sweating, enhanced bowel sound, hypertension, and sinus tachycardia were noted. She was diagnosed with acute cholinergic syndrome due to rivastigmine poisoning...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589484/longitudinal-volume-quantification-of-deep-medullary-veins-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-venous-volume-assessment-in-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-using-swi
#18
A K Dempfle, A Harloff, F Schuchardt, J Bäuerle, S Yang, H Urbach, K Egger
PURPOSE: Susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) visualizes small cerebral veins with high sensitivity and could, thus, enable quantification of hemodynamics of deep medullary veins. We aimed to evaluate volume changes of deep medullary veins in patients with acute cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) over time in comparison to healthy controls. METHODS: All magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments were executed at 3 T using a 32-channel head coil. Based on SWI and semiautomatic postprocessing (statistical parametric mapping [SPM8] and ANTs), the volume of deep medullary veins was quantified in 14 patients with acute CVST at baseline and the 6‑month follow-up, as well as in 13 healthy controls undergoing repeated MRI examination with an interscan interval of at least 1 month...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588003/pituitary-adenoma-apoplexy-in-an-adolescent-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Hero Zijlker, Sebastian Schagen, Jan Maarten Wit, Biermasz Nienke, Wouter van Furth, Wilma Oostdijk
We present a 13-year-old boy who became progressively sleepy and experienced a sudden headache with vomiting and fever. Laboratory testing showed hypoglycemia, multiple pituitary hormonal deficiencies and elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP). A cranial MRI showed an opaque sphenoid sinus and an intrasellar mass suspect for hemorrhage, so that we suspected a pituitary apoplexy (PA) originating from a non-functioning adenoma, although a pituitary abscess could not completely be excluded. The boy was treated with antibiotics, hydrocortisone and levothyroxine and a close follow-up to monitor the clinical course...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586604/orbital-involvement-in-sinonasal-diseases
#20
Zia-Us-Salam Qazi, Sarfraz Latif, Sadia Maqsood Awan
OBJECTIVE: Orbital involvement in sinonasal diseases can present as proptosis, ophthalmoplegia or even as blindness due to optic nerve damage. There are a number of sinonasal diseases which can involve eyes. The purpose of this study was to enlist diagnoses of all the patients with sinonasal disease, in which orbit was also involved unilaterally or bilaterally and to analyse the management strategy and final outcome in all the cases. METHODS: Hundred consecutive patients having orbital symptoms along with sinonasal complaints that presented in ENT department of Shaikh Zayed federal postgraduate medical institute were included in our prospective study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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