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Cast syndrome

K Ganesh, R R Nair, N V Seethalekshmy, G Kurian, A Mathew, S Sreedharan, Z Paul
Suspicion and subsequent detection of renal disease is by an assessment of the urinalysis and renal function in the clinical context. Our attempt in this study is to correlate initial presenting features of urinalysis and renal function to the final histopathological diagnosis. A retrospective analysis of 1059 native kidney biopsies performed from January 2002 to June 2015 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was conducted. Correlative patterns between urinalysis, renal function, and final histopathological diagnosis were studied...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Shujun Wang, Qingjun Pan, Chen Xu, Jun-Jia Li, Hao-Xuan Tang, Ting Zou, Kai-Peng Jing, Lin Ye, Hong-Luan Wu, Wei-Jing Liu, Hua-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Massive proteinuria, a significant sign of nephrotic syndrome (NS), has the potential to injure tubular epithelial cells (TECs). Furosemide is widely used for the treatment of edema, a common manifestation of NS. However, whether furosemide treatment affects massive proteinuria-induced TEC injury in patients with NS is unknown. METHODS: The effect of furosemide on TEC damage was investigated in vitro. In addition, a clinical study was conducted to study whether the short-term treatment of nephrotic edema with furosemide could exacerbate TEC injury...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yulia Orlova, Paul Rizzoli, Elizabeth Loder
Importance: In 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning on the risk of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of triptans and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressants, but the true risk of serotonin syndrome in these patients remains unknown. Objective: To assess the risk of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of triptans and SSRI or SNRI antidepressants...
February 26, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Sevgi Kalayoglu-Besisik
Hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) develops most commonly in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) and multiple myeloma (MM). Plasmapheresis is the immediate therapy and very effective at relieving symptoms by removing paraprotein. The most commonly used replacement fluid is 4%-5% human albumin in physiologic saline. FFP may be used in patients with coagulation abnormalities. Plasmapheresis should be continued until acute symptoms abate. Hyperviscosity impairs the circulation in the retina and causes hemorrhages around the small retinal vessels...
February 20, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Pallav Gupta, Devinder Singh Rana
As the life expectancy is increasing, there is a rise in elderly population and consequent increase in the patients with renal disease. There is an inconsistency between clinical and histopathological diagnosis in elderly, and so renal biopsy is important in these patients to decide appropriate clinical management and prognosis. This study outlines the importance of renal biopsy in elderly and describes the clinical and pathologic spectrum of renal diseases in patient ≥60 years. All patients (age ≥60 years) undergoing renal biopsies from January 2011 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Taiqiang Li, Xiongfang Liu, Zhenghong Li, Hong Ma, Youming Wan, Xiuxian Liu, Liyong Fu
Rhododendron longipedicellatum is a narrow endemic species and a subject of urgent demand in the domestic market and overseas. Its fascinating shapes, brilliantly gilvous flowers, and unusual flowering time endow this species with extremely high ornamental value. However, only five wild populations of R. longipedicellatum surviving in limestone habitat have been found through elaborate field investigation, and the number of the populations decreases further or is even confronted with risk of extinction due to the damage of human activities...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Stephanie L Sellers, Nadia Milad, Rayleigh Chan, Michael Mielnik, Una Jermilova, Paul L Huang, Rini de Crom, Jeremy A Hirota, James C Hogg, George G Sandor, Casey Van Breemen, Mitra Esfandiarei, Michael A Seidman, Pascal Bernatchez
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disorder that frequently leads to aortic root dissection and aneurysm. Despite promising preclinical and pilot clinical data, a recent large-scale study using antihypertensive angiotensin II (AngII) receptor type 1 (ATR1) blocker losartan has failed to meet expectations at preventing MFS-associated aortic root dilation, casting doubts about optimal therapy. To study the deleterious role of normal ATR1 signaling in aortic root widening, we generated MFS mice lacking ATR1a expression in an attempt to preserve protective ATR2 signaling...
February 3, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
Christine L H Snozek, Theresa N Kinard, Jill Adamski
This report describes a patient with light chain myeloma and acute renal injury. Serum kappa free light chain (FLC) was extremely elevated, >33,000 mg/dL. Treatment with therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) started day 2 for biopsy-confirmed cast nephropathy. Bortezomib-containing chemotherapy was initiated on day 5, and hemodialysis for tumor lysis syndrome on day 7. TPE alone decreased kappa FLC >70% by day 5, indicating direct FLC removal was successful in this patient. A total of 25 TPE procedures were performed in a 31-day hospitalization...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Joshua D Milner
Dominant negative mutations in STAT3, a critical signaling molecule and transcription factor in multiple organ systems, lead to a rare monogenic disease called the STAT3 loss-of-function, autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome (STAT3LOF AD-HIES). The original name for this syndrome, Job's syndrome, was derived from the observation that patients had a propensity to develop skin boils, reminiscent of the affliction cast upon the biblical Job. Many fascinating observations have been made regarding the pathogenesis of the disease and the role STAT3 plays in human health and disease...
January 29, 2018: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
Jonathan Oore, Braydon Connell, Burt Yaszay, Amer Samdani, Tricia St Hilaire, Tara Flynn, Ron El-Hawary
BACKGROUND: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) patients can present with scoliosis which can be treated with serial cast correction (SCC) or with growth friendly surgery (GFS). This study's purpose was to describe the results of SCC as well as GFS for PWS patients with early-onset scoliosis (EOS). METHODS: PWS patients were identified from 2 international multicenter EOS databases. Scoliosis, kyphosis, spine height (T1-S1), right/left hemithoracic heights/widths (RHTH, LHTH, RHTW, LHTW) were measured pretreatment, postoperation, and at 2-year follow-up...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Peter J Stasikelis, Ashley M Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Previous work has demonstrated best results for casting in infantile scoliosis when the curves are small and the child begins casting under 2 years of age. This study examines if casting can delay the need for growth friendly instrumentation in severe curves (50 to 106 degrees) and how the comorbidities of syrinx or genetic syndromes affected outcomes. METHODS: All children undergoing casting for scoliosis at a single institution over an 8-year period were examined...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Sanjay Vikrant, Anupam Parashar
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after multiple Hymenoptera stings is well known but still a rare phenomenon. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of the clinicopathological spectrum of AKI due to multiple Hymenoptera stings over 13 years (July 2003-June 2016). Results: A total of 35 patients were diagnosed with AKI due to multiple Hymenoptera stings. The mean age of the patients was 44.7 ± 17.4 years and the majority (60%) were men...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
Brianna Croft, Melissa Reed, Caitlyn Patrick, Natalie Kovacevich, Ioannis A Voutsadakis
BACKGROUND: Attempts to introduce prognostic factors for survival outcomes in localized colorectal cancer patients receiving surgical treatment with or without adjuvant therapies, beyond the classic staging parameters, have been met with limited success. Obesity and diabetes mellitus are among the conditions that predispose to colorectal cancer but their value as prognostic markers once the disease is diagnosed is controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study examines the prognostic value of the components of metabolic syndrome in a retrospective series of colorectal cancer patients with stages I to III disease followed in a single center...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Anne Morice, Francis Renault, Véronique Soupre, Cécile Chapuis, Chantal Trichet Zbinden, Natacha Kadlub, Amerigo Giudice, Marie-Paule Vazquez, Arnaud Picard
BACKGOUND: Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) has worse speech outcomes than isolated cleft palate. We aimed to search for possible associations of phonological outcomes with PRS status (isolated vs syndromic), clinical severity, soft palate muscles deficiency, or surgical procedure. METHODS: We designed a retrospective study of 130 children (male/female ratio: 0.4) with isolated (96) or syndromic (34) PRS with cleft palate. Grading systems were used to classify retrognathia, glossoptosis, and respiratory and feeding disorders...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Faisal Kamal, Lindsay Snook, Jagannath H Saikumar
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome characterized by the breakdown of skeletal muscle and leakage of intracellular myocyte contents, such as creatine phosphokinase (CPK) and myoglobin, into the interstitial space and plasma resulting in acute kidney injury (AKI). Elevated CPK of at least 5 times the upper limit of normal is an important diagnostic marker of Rhabdomyolysis. We present a case of rhabdomyolysis with severe AKI with a normal CPK at presentation. A 32-year-old man presented with acute respiratory failure and AKI after an overdose of recreational drugs...
January 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Patrick B Murphy, Aurelia Bihari, Neil G Parry, Ian Ball, Ken Leslie, Kelly Vogt, Abdel-Rahman Lawendy
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO)- and hydrogen sulphide-releasing molecules (CORM-3 and GYY4137, respectively) have been shown to be potent antioxidant and antiinflammatory agents at the tissue and systemic level. We hypothesized that both CORM-3 and GYY4137 would reduce the significant organ dysfunction associated with abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized trial was conducted where ACS was maintained for 2 hours in 27 rats using an abdominal plaster cast and intraperitoneal CO2 insufflation at 20 mmHg...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Hanna Lesiewska, Agnieszka Łukaszewska-Smyk, Grażyna Odrowąż-Sypniewska, Magdalena Krintus, Aneta Mańkowska-Cyl, Grażyna Malukiewicz
Purpose: To evaluate lipids and C-reactive protein serum levels in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) in the Polish population. Methods: 96 patients were studied with PEX and 79 control subjects. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, non-HDL-cholesterol and CRP serum levels, and TG/HDL-C and TC/HDL-C indexes were assessed. Results: There were no significant differences in concentration of lipids and values of TC/HDL-C, TG/HDL-C, and non-HDL-C between PEX and control groups...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
Deborah Fein, Molly Helt
Early autism research focused on behavior and cognition. In recent decades, the pace of research has accelerated, and advances in imaging and genetics have allowed the accumulation of biological data. Nevertheless, a coherent picture of the syndrome at either phenotypic or biological level has not emerged. We see two fundamental obstacles to progress in basic understanding of autism. First, the two defining features (impairment in social interactions and communication, and restricted, repetitive behaviors and interests) are historically seen as integrally related...
October 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
Iván González, Rehan Rais, Joseph P Gaut, Louis P Dehner
Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare autoimmune disorder whose exact pathophysiology is unknown. It is characterized by the simultaneous or subsequent development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Intravascular hemolysis, with hemoglobinemia, is known to produce acute kidney injury; however, the development of intratubular hemoglobin casts (hemoglobin cast nephropathy) in the setting of acute hemolysis is uncommon. Likewise, the association of ES and acute renal failure is equally uncommon...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Angela Evans, Mamun Chowdhury, Sohel Rana, Shariar Rahman, Abu Hena Mahboob
Background: The management of congenital talipes equino varus ( clubfoot deformity ) has been transformed in the last 20 years as surgical correction has been replaced by the non-surgical Ponseti method. The Ponseti method, consists of corrective serial casting followed by maintenance bracing, and has been repeatedly demonstrated to give best results - regarded as the 'gold standard' treatment for paediatric clubfoot. Methods: To develop the study protocol Level 2 evidence was used to modify the corrective casting phase of the Ponseti method in children aged up to 12 months...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
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