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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657878/a-clinical-threat-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-polyangiitis-in-remission-subglottic-stenosis
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Yunus Ugan, Atalay Doğru, Giray Aynalı, Mehmet Şahin, Şevket Ercan Tunç
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic necrotizing granulomatous disease that involves small- and medium-sized arteries and affects the main respiratory tracts and kidneys. Upper respiratory tract involvement usually occurs in 90% of patients, who most frequently present with symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Subglottic stenosis (SS) is a rare and severe complication that is usually observed in approximately 15% of patients. Here we present a case of SS in a patient with limited form of GPA during remission...
March 2018: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628659/dens-invaginatus-with-necrotic-pulp-in-a-right-maxillary-lateral-incisor-with-preserved-vitality
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Lanza Alessandro, Di Francesco Fabrizio, De Marco Gennaro, Di Stasio Dario, Guidetti Eugenio, Perillo Letizia, Femiano Luigi, Femiano Felice
Dens invaginatus (DI) is a dental malformation occurring in several morphologic types. Consequently, treatment of teeth affected by DI can get complicated because of the complex root canal anatomy. The aim is to describe how to manage a rare report of a DI with necrotic pulp held within the vital pulp of a maxillary lateral incisor. Oral fistula was found on the buccal mucosa of the apex of the vital maxillary lateral incisor with a DI having necrotic pulp. Endodontic treatment of the maxillary lateral incisor and of the tract canal of DI was realized...
January 2018: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628475/prognostic-improvement-of-acute-necrotizing-eosinophilic-myocarditis-anem-through-a-rapid-pathological-diagnosis-and-appropriate-therapy
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Akihiko Yonenaga, Eriko Hasumi, Katsuhito Fujiu, Aya Ushiku, Masaru Hatano, Jiro Ando, Hiroyuki Morita, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
We present the case of a patient with acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis (ANEM) who rapidly recovered after receiving high-dose corticosteroid therapy. A previously healthy 29-year-old woman presented to our hospital with abdominal pain, nausea, and fever that had lasted for two days. Her clinical condition progressively declined and she ultimately presented with cardiogenic shock due to fulminant heart failure and atrioventricular dissociation due to sinus bradycardia, which required inotropic and ventilatory support...
April 6, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615315/the-use-of-buccal-fat-pad-in-surgical-treatment-of-krokodil-drug-related-osteonecrosis-of-maxilla
#4
Koryun Hakobyan, Yuri Poghosyan, Aram Kasyan
'Krokodil' is the street name of a new synthetic drug mixture. It is a light brown liquid that is used intravenously without previous purification. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a common complication among Krokodil users. Krokodil drug-related ONJ presents as alveolar process exposure in the oral cavity. Surgery is the main method for treatment of Krokodil drug-related ONJ patients. In a study by Poghosyan et al., no cases of recurrence were seen after surgery on the maxilla, but 38% of cases (8/21) developed an oroantral communication after surgical treatment for maxillary osteonecrosis (Poghosyan et al...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493727/syncope-caused-by-a-pleomorphic-adenoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Anas Minkara, Reena Dhanda-Patil, Yash Patil
Pleomorphic adenomas are considered the most common salivary gland tumors, although they rarely occur in the parapharyngeal space. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a parapharyngeal parotid pleomorphic adenoma causing syncope. A 57-year-old man was admitted for left-sided blurred vision, left-sided weakness, dysarthria, lightheadedness, and syncope. Upon his admission, an electrocardiogram showed sinus bradycardia, and computed tomography of the neck with contrast showed a large parapharyngeal mass involving the prestyloid compartment, leading to compression of blood flow through the internal carotid artery...
January 2018: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457402/-clinical-study-on-negative-pressure-closed-drainage-combined-with-vancomycin-loaded-calcium-sulfate-and-autogenous-bone-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-osteomyelitis
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Qiang Li, Shi-Feng Song, Wei Zhang, Guo-Zhi Wu, Li-Zhu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical effects of negative pressure closed drainage combined with vancomycin loaded calcium sulfate and autogenous bone in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS: From June 2013 to December 2016, there were 35 cases of chronic osteomyelitis patients in our department, including 23 males and 12 females, ranging in age from 11 to 65 years old, with an average of 34 years old. The course of disease ranged from 8 to 46 months, with an average of 26 months...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401490/propionibacterium-acnes-derived-insoluble-immune-complexes-in-sinus-macrophages-of-lymph-nodes-affected-by-sarcoidosis
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Yoshimi Suzuki, Keisuke Uchida, Tamiko Takemura, Masaki Sekine, Tomoki Tamura, Asuka Furukawa, Akira Hebisawa, Yumi Sakakibara, Nobuyasu Awano, Tomonari Amano, Daisuke Kobayashi, Mariko Negi, Tomoya Kakegawa, Yuriko Wada, Takashi Ito, Takashige Suzuki, Takumi Akashi, Yoshinobu Eishi
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes is thought to be a causative agent of sarcoidosis. Patients with sarcoidosis have circulating immune complexes. We attempted to detect P. acnes-derived immune complexes in sarcoid lesions. METHODS: We evaluated formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded lymph node samples from 38 sarcoidosis patients and 90 non-sarcoidosis patients (27 patients with necrotizing lymphadenitis, 28 patients with reactive lymphadenitis, 16 patients with colon cancer, 19 patients with gastric cancer) by immunohistochemistry using anti-human immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, and IgM) and complement (C1q and C3c) antibodies, and a P...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394501/functional-interplay-between-lxr-and-ampk%C3%AE-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-a-new-anti-atherogenic-strategy
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Chuanrui Ma, Wenwen Zhang, Xiaoxiao Yang, Ying Liu, Lipei Liu, Ke Feng, Xiaomeng Zhang, Shu Yang, Lei Sun, Miao Yu, Jie Yang, Xiaoju Li, Wenquan Hu, Robert Q Miao, Yan Zhu, Luyuan Li, Jihong Han, Yuanli Chen, Yajun Duan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: LXR agonist (T317) reduces atherosclerosis while inducing fatty liver. Metformin activates energy metabolism by activating AMPKα. In this study, we determined if the interaction between metformin and T317 can inhibit atherosclerosis without activation of hepatic lipogenesis. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: ApoE deficient mice were treated with T317, metformin or both contained in a high-fat diet for 16 weeks. After treatment, mouse aorta, liver, macrophage and serum samples were collected to determine atherosclerotic lesions, fatty liver, lipid profiles and expression of related molecules...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393242/focus-on-the-involvement-of-the-nose-and-paranasal-sinuses-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-nasal-cytology-reveals-infiltration-of-eosinophils-as-a-very-common-feature
#9
Veronica Seccia, Chiara Baldini, Manuela Latorre, Matteo Gelardi, Iacopo Dallan, Lodovica Cristofani-Mencacci, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Maria Laura Bartoli, Elena Bacci, Pierluigi Paggiaro
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis that predominantly affects small- to medium-sized vessels. It is characterized by a wide spectrum of extrapulmonary symptoms, including sinonasal and paranasal sinus abnormalities. These are the most common features of this disease, constituting diagnostic criteria for EGPA. However, the actual clinical features, cellular mechanisms and impact on patients' quality of life (QoL) are still a matter of study...
January 23, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348121/endothelial-cell-derived-von-willebrand-factor-but-not-platelet-derived-promotes-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Prakash Doddapattar, Nirav Dhanesha, Mehul R Chorawala, Chandler Tinsman, Manish Jain, Manasa K Nayak, Janice M Staber, Anil K Chauhan
OBJECTIVE: VWF (von Willebrand factor) is synthesized by endothelial cells and megakaryocytes and is known to contribute to atherosclerosis. In vitro studies suggest that platelet-derived VWF (Plt-VWF) is biochemically and functionally different from endothelial cell-derived VWF (EC-VWF). We determined the role of different pools of VWF in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using bone marrow transplantation, we generated chimeric Plt-VWF, EC-VWF, and Plt-VWF mice lacking a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type I repeats-13 in platelets and plasma on apolipoprotein E-deficient ( Apoe -/- ) background...
March 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310378/isolated-cerebral-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompetent-woman-on-treatment-for-bacterial-infected-necrotizing-pancreatitis-a-case-report
#11
Shaoyang Zhang, Qinghui Fu, Qi Chen, Ting-Bo Liang
RATIONALE: Cerebral aspergillosis (CA) is a rare manifestation of invasive aspergillosis. It usually affects seriously immunocompromised hosts. Pancreatic bacterial or/and fungal infection is common in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the first case of an immunocompetent woman with infected necrotizing pancreatitis due to multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii who, in the course of treatment, developed isolated CA. DIAGNOSES: Magnetic resonance imaging, rather than computed tomography, revealed latent homolateral sinus disease-the possible source of the Aspergillus infection...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284608/melanocortin-1-receptor-deficiency-promotes-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-mice
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Petteri Rinne, James J Kadiri, Mauricio Velasco-Delgado, Salla Nuutinen, Miro Viitala, Maija Hollmén, Martina Rami, Eriika Savontaus, Sabine Steffens
OBJECTIVE: The MC1-R (melanocortin 1 receptor) is expressed by monocytes and macrophages where it mediates anti-inflammatory actions. MC1-R also protects against macrophage foam cell formation primarily by promoting cholesterol efflux through the ABCA1 (ATP-binding cassette transporter subfamily A member 1) and ABCG1 (ATP-binding cassette transporter subfamily G member 1). In this study, we aimed to investigate whether global deficiency in MC1-R signaling affects the development of atherosclerosis...
February 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244772/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expressed-in-myeloid-cells-slows-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-protects-against-macrophage-apoptosis-in-ldlr-ko-mice
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Leticia Gonzalez, Alexander S Qian, Usama Tahir, Pei Yu, Bernardo L Trigatti
We generated myeloid specific sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 ( S1pr1 ) deficient mice by crossing mice that had myeloid specific expression of Cre recombinase ( lyzMCre ) with mice having the S1pr1 gene flanked by loxP recombination sites. We transplanted bone marrow from these mice and control lyzMCre mice with intact macrophage S1pr1 gene expression into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene ( Ldlr ) deficient mice. The resulting chimeras were fed a high fat atherogenic diet for nine or twelve weeks and evaluated for atherosclerosis development in the aortic sinus...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236649/deadly-sphenoid-fungus-isolated-sphenoid-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
#14
Jason E Gilde, Christopher C Xiao, Victoria A Epstein, Jonathan Liang
INTRODUCTION: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) is a potentially fatal infection, usually affecting immunocompromised patients. Isolated sphenoid sinus involvement is rare and has been reported in only a few cases. We discuss the clinical characteristics, histopathologic features, and differential diagnosis of AIFRS of the sphenoid sinus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old man with a history of refractory non-Hodgkin lymphoma and neutropenia presented with a 1-week duration of left-sided headache and ipsilateral cheek paresthesia...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236218/the-dangers-of-the-head-down-position-in-patients-with-untreated-pituitary-macroadenomas-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#15
Satoshi Kiyofuji, Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, Caterina Giannini, Michael J Link
PURPOSE: Cavernous sinus syndrome is a rare phenomenon, characterized by simultaneous neuropathies of cranial nerves III-VI. Various pathological processes have been reported as precipitating etiologies, including infection, inflammation, vascular lesions, and neoplasms. PURPOSE: We report a unique case series of cavernous sinus syndrome attributable to prolonged Trendelenburg or prone positioning during non-cranial procedures and review the pertinent literature to enlighten on this rare but catastrophic phenomenon...
December 13, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189887/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-without-respiratory-symptoms-or-asthma-in-an-adolescent-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
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Gülçin Otar Yener, Zahide Ekici Tekin, Neşe Çallı Demirkan, Selçuk Yüksel
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis of the small and medium vessels. It is primarily associated with respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis as well as eosinophilia, neuropathy, pulmonary infiltrates, and vasculitis. EGPA is extremely rare in the pediatric age group, and respiratory system disorders are usually predominant in EGPA patients. A 14-year-old boy presented with rash and severe extremity pain...
November 30, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169835/-all-large-necrotic-and-hemorrhagic-kidney-tumors-in-children-are-not-necessarily-malignant-a-case-of-a-7-month-old-child
#17
Anne-Sophie Bidaut, Sarah Bouchard, Yvan Samson, Françoise Rypens, Natalie Patey, Dorothée DalSoglio
We report the case of a large tumor in the left kidney with necrotic and hemorrhagic features in a 7-month-old child, which was clinically and radiologically suggestive of a nephroblastoma. The tumor was a nodular mass measuring 8cm in diameter occupying two thirds of the kidney and presenting areas of necrosis and hemorrhage. No capsular rupture or renal sinus infiltration were found. Adjacent renal parenchyma appeared mascroscopically normal. Histologically, the tumor showed a strictly tubulopapillary architectural pattern with numerous psammomas...
December 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051882/osteomyelitis-of-fibula-rare-case-with-various-differential-diagnosis
#18
Ashok Khurana, Sanjay Chhawra, Ravi Gupta, Santosh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: The osteomyelitis of fibula is a rare case to present. Osteomyelitis is clinical diagnosis with support of various investigation with proper surgical technique and various Differential Diagnosis it is treated with good satisfactory result. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-male operated 10 years back for tibial plateau fracture was asymptomatic but for last 3 months started pus discharging sinus from middle third of leg. We investigated and done implant removal with abnormal tissue abnormal bone was excised out, but very unusual presentation intraoperative necrotic massive debris was there like wood pieces mimic as neoplastic lesion, metastasis, fungal osteomyelitis, or granulomatous infection...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026829/aggressive-combined-medical-and-surgical-management-of-mucormycosis-results-in-disease-eradication-in-2-pediatric-patients
#19
Haley F M Augustine, Colin White, James Bain
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acute, rapidly fatal, fungal infection, classically involving the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive, opportunistic infection that frequently progresses to involve the orbit and cerebrum. Cerebral extension in immunocompromised patients is almost universally fatal. There are limited data on mucormycosis in pediatric immunocompromised patients in the literature, with only few reports on rhinocerebral involvement. The immunocompromised patients described in this report presented with suspected periorbital and nasal cellulitis, progressing rapidly to necrotic changes in nasal tissue and oral palatal mucosa...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950885/deep-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-mimicking-influenza-associated-acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-a-case-report
#20
Daisuke Taniguchi, Sho Nakajima, Arisa Hayashida, Takuma Kuroki, Hiroto Eguchi, Yutaka Machida, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideto Miwa
BACKGROUND: Acute necrotizing encephalopathy is one of the most devastating neurological complications of influenza virus infection. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy preferentially affects the thalamus bilaterally, as does deep cerebral venous thrombosis, which can lead to misdiagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Japanese woman infected with seasonal influenza B virus presented to the emergency care unit in our hospital with progressive alteration of her level of consciousness...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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