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D Cullen, R Cullen, M Jo-Velasco, A Queriolo, L Requena
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September 25, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944341/laparoscopic-resection-for-meckel-s-diverticulum-causing-intestinal-obstruction
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Türker Karabuğa, İsmail Özsan, Ömer Yoldaş, Erkan Şahin, Önder Limon, Ünal Aydın
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal system with an estimated incidence of approximately 2% of the population. Although most cases are asymptomatic, it has the potential to create complications, such as hemorrhage, inflammation, intestinal obstruction, perforation, and intussusception. Meckel's diverticulum is generally diagnosed incidentally or upon investigation of unexplained gastrointestinal bleeding, perforation, inflammation, or obstruction for both pediatric and adult patients...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944179/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-children
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Arman Arghami, Joseph A Dearani, Sameh M Said, Patrick W O'Leary, Hartzell V Schaff
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) occurs in 1 of 500 adults and is considered to be one of the most common causes of death in young people under 35 years of age. Children with HCM are usually asymptomatic and the overall annual mortality beyond the first year of life is 1%. Septal myectomy is safe and effective in children with obstructive HCM and published data shows improved late survival compared to untreated HCM. Patient selection and surgical expertise remain critical components to ensuring successful outcomes of septal myectomy, particularly when considering prophylactic myectomy in a seemingly asymptomatic patient...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944173/hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Kunal D Kotkar, Sameh M Said, Joseph A Dearani, Hartzell V Schaff
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary myocardial disease characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy in the absence of other etiologies. Clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic to sudden cardiac death. Medical treatment is the first-line therapy for symptomatic patients. Extended left ventricular septal myectomy is the procedure of choice if medical treatment is unsuccessful or intolerable. MAYO CLINIC EXPERIENCE: More than 3,000 patients have had septal myectomy for HCM at the Mayo Clinic (MN, USA) from 1993 to 2016...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944149/a-case-of-leprosy-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-and-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-continuum-of-manifestations-of-same-agent-host-interactions
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Prasan Kumar Panda, Ramjas Prajapati, Arvind Kumar, Manisha Jana, Pradeep Immanuel, Pranay Tanwar, Naveet Wig
A young adult man with 4-years history of lepromatous leprosy (received irregularly multidrug therapy) presented with two and half years history of symptoms suggestive of chronic erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), initially responded to steroids and thalidomide, but later on failed. During the last 2-months, he developed fever, vomiting, and subsequently altered sensorium. On evaluation, he had hepatosplenomegaly, hyponatremia, hyperferritinemia, hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspiration, lobular panniculitis in skin biopsy, and multiple parenchymal nodules in chest imaging...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944146/filarial-huge-splenomegaly-dramatically-regressed-by-anti-filarial-medication-a-rare-clinical-scenario
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Ayan Basu, Arvind Kumar, Smita Manchanda, Naveet Wig
Lymphatic filariasis is caused by nematodes Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi and Brugia timori. Lymphatic filariasis is a spectrum of illness and can manifest as, asymptomatic microfilaraemia, acute lymphatic filariasis (lymphangitis and lymphoedema), chronic lymphoedema, elephantiasis, hydrocele, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia and some systemic manifestations which involves joint, heart, kidney, nerve, etc. We here present a case of huge splenomegaly caused by lymphatic filariasis which is a rare presentation and only few cases had been reported in the world literature so far...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944117/nonsurgical-management-of-a-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm
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Priscilla Wessly, Shahabuddin Soherwardi, Norman Allen
Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are rare dilations of arterial segments. These aneurysms are mostly caused by atherosclerosis. Due to the rarity of this condition, there are no official guidelines for its management; therefore, management is mainly based on case reports. We present a patient with a giant CAA in the left anterior descending artery who was treated medically. At 12-month follow-up,  he was asymptomatic and had no complications.
July 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944068/comparison-of-outcomes-between-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-surgical-invasiveness-medical-costs-and-oncological-outcomes
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Ryo Inada, Takeshi Nagasaka, Ayako Watanabe, Tomohiko Yagi, Yoshiko Mori, Yoshitaka Kondo, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Yuzo Umeda, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Whether asymptomatic patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are treated in hospitals show better outcomes than symptomatic patients with CRC still remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in clinical benefits following treatment in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with CRC. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort analysis with data obtained from records. A cohort of 145 asymptomatic and 123 symptomatic patients who underwent CRC surgery between January 2009 and December 2011 was enrolled...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943561/a-case-of-insulinoma-presenting-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-evaluating-the-effect-of-tumor-resection-via-continuous-glucose-monitoring
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Tomohiko Kikuchi, Daisuke Chujo, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Yuuki Tanno, Mie Tonoike, Noriko Ihana, Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Akiyo Tanabe, Hiroshi Kajio
A 71-year-old woman previously diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia was transferred to our emergency unit because of loss of consciousness. Her plasma glucose level was 27 mg/dL, and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) revealed postprandial asymptomatic hypoglycemia. A hypervascular tumor was identified via computed tomography in the distal pancreas, and the diagnosis of insulinoma was confirmed using the selective arterial calcium stimulation test. Although no episodes of hypoglycemia were observed during CGM after resection, a pathological examination identified regional lymph node metastasis...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943531/early-diagnosis-of-infective-endocarditis-by-brain-t2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Takashi Fujimoto, Yoichi Morofuji, Yuki Matsunaga, Nobutaka Horie, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Yohei Tateishi, Minoru Morikawa, Takashi Miura, Kiyoyuki Eishi, Takayuki Matsuo
BACKGROUND: Because infective endocarditis (IE) carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality, rapid diagnosis and effective treatment are essential to achieving a good patient outcome. However, the diagnosis of IE is often difficult in patients presenting with nonspecific clinical manifestations. An association between IE and hypointense signal spots on brain T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been reported, but the clinical significance remains unclear.Methods and Results:To assess the clinical importance of silent lesions in the brains of IE patients, hypointense signal spots detected on their brain T2*-weighted MRI scans were investigated in a retrospective review of 44 consecutive patients with definite or suspected IE evaluated by MRI between June 2006 and January 2014...
September 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943383/identification-of-fabry-disease-in-a-tertiary-referral-cohort-of-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Martin S Maron, Winnie Xin, Katherine B Sims, Rita Butler, Tammy S Haas, Ethan J Rowin, Robert J Desnick, Barry J Maron
BACKGROUND: Fabry Disease is a X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by the deficient activity of α-galactosidase A due to mutations in the GLA gene, which may be associated with increased left ventricular wall thickness, and mimic the morphologic features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Management strategies for these two diseases diverge, with Fabry disease-specific treatment utilizing recombinant α-galactosidase A enzyme replacement therapy. METHODS: We studied a prospectively assembled consecutive cohort of 585 patients (71% male) from two hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tertiary referral centers by screening for low α-galactosidase A activity in dried blood spots...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943331/impact-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-on-bleomycin-induced-pneumonitis-in-chemotherapy-treated-germ-cell-tumors
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Edmond M Kwan, Sophie Beck, Eitan Amir, Michael A Jewett, Jeremy F Sturgeon, Lynn Anson-Cartwright, Peter W Chung, Padraig R Warde, Malcolm J Moore, Philippe L Bedard, Ben Tran
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) use on the incidence and severity of bleomycin-induced pneumonitis (BIP) in patients with germ cell tumor (GCT) receiving first-line chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data from our institutional GCT database was complemented by review of radiology, pharmacy, and medical records. All patients receiving first line chemotherapy between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010 were included...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943272/clinical-outcomes-of-the-upper-urinary-tract-after-ureteral-clipping-for-the-treatment-of-low-or-non-functioning-renal-moieties
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Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Nicolas Fernandez, Martin A Koyle, Joana Dos Santos, Jaime Perez, Rodrigo Romao, Armando J Lorenzo
PURPOSE: A growing body of evidence suggest it is safe to ligate the ureter of poorly functioning renal moieties during renal transplantation. Herein, we present clinical outcomes and data on hydronephrosis progression in pediatric cases associated with ectopic ureters and obstructive ureteroceles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective data collection on 35 consecutive patients (23 female, 12 male) who underwent ureteral clipping between 02/2011 and 08/2016. Patients were divided in four groups [I: duplex system (DS) with ectopic ureter (45...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943174/increase-in-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-a-cohort-of-outpatient-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-parisian-region
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E Farfour, S Dimi, C Majerholc, E Fourn, T Séné, M B Chaida, M Vasse, D Zucman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a cohort of HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM), followed in a tertiary hospital of the Île-de-France region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a monocentric, retrospective, and prospective study. We included symptomatic HIV-infected MSM patients who consulted for their annual consultation. RESULTS: One hundred and eighty patients were seen between 2008-2011 and 215 between 2012-2015...
September 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943051/a-case-of-adult-congenital-laryngeal-cleft-asymptomatic-until-hypopharynx-cancer-treatment
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Kotaro Shimizu, Atsuhiko Uno, Kazuya Takemura, Naoki Ashida, Ryohei Oya, Takahiro Kitamura, Yukinori Takenaka, Yoshifumi Yamamoto
Laryngeal cleft is an anomaly of failed posterior closure of the larynx. Most cases are diagnosed and need treatment early in life due to respiratory and swallowing problems. We report an unusual case of a 66-year-old man with an asymptomatic laryngeal cleft until treatment for hypopharyngeal cancer. During concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), despite reduced tumor volume, he presented severe dysphagia and dyspnea, followed by severe pneumonia twice. Because CCRT had to be discontinued, a pharyngolaryngectomy was performed for the cancer treatment...
September 21, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943008/development-and-validation-of-a-score-to-predict-life-expectancy-after-carotid-endarterectomy-in-asymptomatic-patients
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Michele Carmo, Iacopo Barbetta, Daniele Bissacco, Santi Trimarchi, Vincenzo Catanese, Matteo Bonzini, Stefano Bonardelli, Piergiorgio G Settembrini
OBJECTIVE: Recent improvement of best medical treatment for carotid stenosis has sparked a debate on the role of surgery identification of patients who may benefit from carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is crucial to avoid overtreatment. An expected 5-year postoperative survival is one of the main selection criteria. The aim of this study was the development of a score for predicting survival of asymptomatic patients after CEA. METHODS: Our score was derived from a retrospective analysis of 648 consecutive asymptomatic patients from a single hospital...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942834/brucellosis-a-lymphoma-like-presentation
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Marcel Massoud, Fouad Kerbage, Leony Antoun, Ribal Merhi, Souheil Hallit, Rabih Hallit
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic infections worldwide caused by gram negative bacilli of the genus Brucella. It is transmitted to humans by contact with infected animals or derived food products such as unpasteurized milk. Brucellosis' clinical presentation varies widely from multi-systemic involvement to asymptomatic infection. We present the case of a 52-year-old Lebanese male who was admitted to our hospital with a 3-week history of fever (up to 40 °C), chills, night sweats and abdominal pain...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942762/clinical-use-of-a-home-sleep-apnea-test-an-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-position-statement
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Ilene M Rosen, Douglas B Kirsch, Ronald D Chervin, Kelly A Carden, Kannan Ramar, R Nisha Aurora, David A Kristo, Raman K Malhotra, Jennifer L Martin, Eric J Olson, Carol L Rosen, James A Rowley
The diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is an urgent health priority. It is the position of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that only a physician can diagnose medical conditions such as OSA and primary snoring. Throughout this statement, the term "physician" refers to a medical provider who is licensed to practice medicine. A home sleep apnea test (HSAT) is an alternative to polysomnography for the diagnosis of OSA in uncomplicated adults presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate an increased risk of moderate to severe OSA...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942691/twin-transvaginal-cervical-length-at-16-20%C3%A2-weeks-and-prediction-of-preterm-birth
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Ashley E Hester, Nana-Ama E Ankumah, Suneet P Chauhan, Sean C Blackwell, Baha M Sibai
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine if transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks is predictive of preterm birth < 34 weeks in a large cohort of twin pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis from a randomized trial of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate in twins to prevent preterm birth. Transvaginal cervical length was performed at 16-20-week gestation. The inclusion criteria were nonanomalous twins with transvaginal cervical length at 16-20 weeks...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942656/use-of-self-expanding-nitinol-stents-in-the-pediatric-management-of-refractory-esophageal-caustic-stenosis
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Verónica Alonso, Devicka Ojha, Harsha Nalluri, Juan Carlos de Agustín
BACKGROUND: The treatment of recurrent esophageal stricture secondary to the ingestion of a caustic agent is an arduous task. Self-expanding esophageal stents may be an alternative to repeated endoscopic esophageal dilations. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a two-year-old male with a severe and long esophageal stricture successfully treated by the combination of dilations and stent placement. After five months of serial pneumatic dilations, three self-expanding nitinol stents internally coated with silicone were introduced through a gastrostomy, covering the entire esophagus...
September 25, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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