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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933413/investigation-on-genetic-thrombophilic-factors-in-ffpe-autopsy-tissue-from-subjects-who-died-from-pulmonary-embolism
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Francesco Brandimarti, Federica Alessandrini, Mauro Pesaresi, Chiara Catalani, Letizia De Angelis, Roberta Galeazzi, Simona Giovagnetti, Rosaria Gesuita, Elisa Righi, Raffaele Giorgetti, Adriano Tagliabracci
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a multifactorial disease determined by a combination of inherited and acquired factors. Inherited factors include mutations in the genes coding for coagulation factors, some of which seem to exert a differential influence on the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). In post-mortem studies of subjects who have died from pulmonary embolism (PE), the analysis of the factors that may have augmented the VTE risk is often limited to acquired factors...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933327/traumatic-diaphragmatic-injuries-a-retrospective-review-of-the-12-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-trauma-centre
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Beng Leong Lim, Li Tserng Teo, Ming Terk Chiu, Marxengel L Asinas-Tan, Eillyne Seow
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic diaphragmatic injuries (TDIs) are clinically challenging. We aimed to review TDIs treated at a tertiary trauma centre over a 12-year period. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective review of adult patients with TDIs treated between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2014. Primary outcomes were mortality rates and Injury Severity Scores (ISS) associated with each TDI subtype. Secondary outcomes included proportions of TDIs diagnosed radiologically, operatively or during autopsy...
December 9, 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932899/sudden-cardiac-death-of-a-body-packer-due-to-cocaine-cardiotoxicity
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Parthasarathi Pramanik, Raghvendra Kumar Vidua
This article presents a case of sudden cardiac death due to the effects of cocaine concealed in the body of a male drug smuggler in his 40s, a so-called body packer. A total of 57 body packets filled with cocaine powder were discovered in his body cavities. The detailed autopsy examination, including histopathology and toxicology findings, is discussed with the aim of describing the mechanism of cocaine intoxication in the body packer and an analysis of cocaine-induced cardiotoxicity and sudden death.
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932747/-a-rare-case-of-metastatic-brain-tumors-in-the-bilateral-cerebellopontine-angles
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Yasuhiro Node, Naoyuki Harada, Hiroyuki Masuda, Kosuke Kondo, Masaaki Nemoto, Nobuo Sugo
We encountered a rare case of metastatic brain tumors in the bilateral cerebellopontine angles. The patient was a 61-year-old man, who visited an otorhinolaryngology clinic with complaints of rapidly progressing bilateral hearing impairment and facial palsy. The patient was referred to our hospital because tumorous lesions were suspected in the bilateral cerebellopontine angles on brain magnetic resonance imaging. Regarding tumor markers, the patient's cancer antigen 19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen levels were high, which suggested metastasis...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932175/first-attempt-of-sequential-living-donor-liver-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-child-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report
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J A Picoraro, N Ovchinsky, M Martinez, S J Lobritto, P Satwani, R Ramphal, M S Cairo, T Kato
Effective therapeutic options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma are limited. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may offer a graft-versus-tumor effect. Combined liver and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from the same donor with preparatory conditioning may promote tolerogenicity to the liver allograft and offers the potential for immunosuppression withdrawal. We report our experience with the use of this approach in a pediatric patient with invasive hepatocellular carcinoma and pulmonary metastases who underwent a living-donor liver transplantation followed by reduced-toxicity myeloablative conditioning and hematopoietic stem cell transplant from the same parental donor...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932048/fatal-intravenous-injection-of-potassium-is-postmortem-biochemistry-useful-for-the-diagnosis
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Cristian Palmiere, Maria Pia Scarpelli, Vincent Varlet, Pia Baumann, Katarzyna Michaud, Marc Augsburger
Fatal cases of potassium overdoses have traditionally been considered indemonstrable due postmortem biochemical investigation limits (mainly potassium determination in postmortem serum and vitreous humor). Nevertheless, some authors have expressed a divergent opinion over the years based on the results of their own investigations. In this study, we investigated left vitreous, right vitreous, postmortem serum from peripheral blood, postmortem serum from cardiac blood, urine, pericardial and cerebrospinal fluid potassium concentrations in 21 forensic autopsy cases...
November 27, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932047/disturbances-of-glucose-metabolism-associated-with-the-use-of-psychotropic-drugs-a-post-mortem-evaluation
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Cristian Palmiere, Marc Augsburger, Vincent Varlet
Treatment with atypical antipsychotic agents and tetracyclic antidepressants has been associated with impaired glycemic control. Reported complications have included new-onset diabetes mellitus, life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis and, rarely, death. The study presented herein focuses on biochemical investigations of glucose metabolism in a series of medico-legal cases that revealed the presence of atypical antipsychotic agents (clozapine, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone) or mirtazapine at toxicology...
December 5, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930701/natural-and-undetermined-sudden-death-value-of-post-mortem-genetic-investigation
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Olallo Sanchez, Oscar Campuzano, Anna Fernández-Falgueras, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Sergi Cesar, Irene Mademont, Jesus Mates, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Monica Coll, Ferran Pico, Anna Iglesias, Coloma Tirón, Catarina Allegue, Esther Carro, María Ángeles Gallego, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Anna Hospital, Narcís Bardalet, Juan Carlos Borondo, Albert Vingut, Elena Arbelo, Josep Brugada, Josep Castellà, Jordi Medallo, Ramon Brugada
BACKGROUND: Sudden unexplained death may be the first manifestation of an unknown inherited cardiac disease. Current genetic technologies may enable the unraveling of an etiology and the identification of relatives at risk. The aim of our study was to define the etiology of natural deaths, younger than 50 years of age, and to investigate whether genetic defects associated with cardiac diseases could provide a potential etiology for the unexplained cases. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Our cohort included a total of 789 consecutive cases (77...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929803/an-autopsy-verified-case-of-ftld-tdp-type-a-with-upper-motor-neuron-predominant-motor-neuron-disease-mimicking-mm2-thalamic-type-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
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Yuichi Hayashi, Yasushi Iwasaki, Akira Takekoshi, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Takahiko Asano, Maya Mimuro, Akio Kimura, Katsuya Satoh, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Mari Yoshida, Takashi Inuzuka
Here we report an autopsy-verified case of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)-transactivation responsive region (TAR) DNA binding protein (TDP) type A with upper motor neuron-predominant motor neuron disease mimicking MM2-thalamic-type sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD). A 69-year-old woman presented with an 11-month history of progressive dementia, irritability, insomnia, and gait disturbance without a family history of dementia or prion disease. Neurological examination revealed severe dementia, frontal signs, and exaggerated bilateral tendon reflexes...
November 2016: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928228/multi-phase-post-mortem-ct-angiography-a-pathologic-correlation-study-on-cardiovascular-sudden-death
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Emanuela Turillazzi, Paola Frati, Natascha Pascale, Cristoforo Pomara, Giampaolo Grilli, Rocco Valerio Viola, Vittorio Fineschi
Multi-phase post-mortem CT-angiography (MPMCTA) has the great potential to increase the quality of the post-mortem investigation, especially in the area of sudden death; however, its role as routine complement to the pathology toolbox is still questioned as it needs to be further standardized. The aim of this study is to investigate the contribution of MPMCTA in cases of sudden unexplained death in adults and in particular in sudden cardiovascular death. Sixty-eight sudden unexpected deaths of adults were investigated at our institution between 2012 and 2013...
October 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928089/cerebral-paragonimiasis-presenting-with-sudden-death
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Deirdre E Amaro, Annie Cowell, Marion J Tuohy, Gary W Procop, Jacquelyn Morhaime, Sharon L Reed
A 58-year-old Korean-born woman with a history of seizures and psychiatric issues was found dead at home. Autopsy was notable for large, calcified nodules that had nearly replaced her right temporal lobe. Histologic examination revealed the presence of Paragonimus eggs. This case demonstrates a rare manifestation of an aberrantly migrated lung fluke that resulted in epilepsy and sudden death years after the initial infection.
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928077/prevention-of-early-mortality-by-presumptive-tuberculosis-therapy-study-an-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yukari C Manabe, William Worodria, Frank van Leth, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Afsatou Ndama Traore, Josefo Ferro, Nadine Pakker, Matthias Frank, Martin P Grobusch, Robert Colebunders, Frank Cobelens
Early mortality after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) occurs in 9-39% of patients in sub-Saharan Africa. A significant proportion of deaths are attributable to tuberculosis (TB). Low baseline CD4 T-cell count and low body mass index (BMI) are strongly associated with early mortality. We hypothesized that initiation of ART concurrent with presumptive anti-TB chemotherapy in high-risk patients would reduce mortality within the first 6 months by treating unrecognized TB. From October 2011 to December 2012, ART-naive, smear-negative participants with a CD4 T-cell count < 50 cells/μL and BMI < 18 kg/m(2) were randomly assigned to undergo either empiric four-drug anti-TB treatment followed 2 weeks later by efavirenz-based ART (N = 23) (ART + TB) or ART only (N = 20)...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927762/urinary-incontinence-incident-parkinsonism-and-parkinson-s-disease-pathology-in-older-adults
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Noa M Buchman, Sue E Leurgans, Raj J Shah, Veronique VanderHorst, Robert S Wilson, Yaacov G Bachner, David Tanne, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett, Aron S Buchman
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that urinary incontinence (UI) is associated with incident parkinsonism in older adults. METHODS: We used data from 2,617 older persons without dementia. Assessment included baseline self-report UI and annual structured exam which assessed parkinsonian signs, motor performances, cognitive function, and self-report disabilities. We used a series of Cox proportional hazards models to examine the association of UI with parkinsonism and adverse health outcomes and a mixed-effect model to examine the association of UI with the annual rate of cognitive decline...
December 7, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925304/dura-mater-graft-associated-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-30-year-incubation-period
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Masahiro Shijo, Hiroyuki Honda, Sachiko Koyama, Koji Ishitsuka, Koichiro Maeda, Junya Kuroda, Mitsugu Tanii, Takanari Kitazono, Toru Iwaki
Over 60% of all patients with dura mater graft-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (dCJD) have been diagnosed in Japan. The incubation period has ranged from 1 to 30 years and the age at onset from 15 to 80 years. Here, we report a 77-year-old male Japanese autopsied dCJD case with the longest incubation period so far in Japan. He received a cadaveric dural graft at the right cranial convexity following a craniotomy for meningioma at the age of 46. At 30 years post-dural graft placement, disorientation was observed as an initial symptom of dCJD...
December 7, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924759/sudden-cardiac-death-in-south-india-incidence-risk-factors-and-pathology
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Uma N Srivatsa, K Swaminathan, K Sithy Athiya Munavarah, Ezra Amsterdam, K Shantaraman
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a major cause of mortality secondary to coronary artery disease (CAD) in the industrialized societies. Although South Asians have a high prevalence of CAD, the frequency and underlying pathology of SCD among this population are unknown. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients presenting with unexplained sudden death (USD) in a tertiary care center were reviewed. Patients with trauma, violent deaths, positive toxicology and non-cardiac pathology were excluded to determine sudden cardiac death (SCD)...
July 2016: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923814/mir-483-targeting-of-ctgf-suppresses-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-therapeutic-implications-in-kawasaki-disease
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Ming He, Zhen Chen, Marcy Martin, Jin Zhang, Panjamaporn Sangwung, Brian Woo, Adriana Tremoulet, Chisato Shimizu, Mukesh K Jain, Jane C Burns, John Shyy
RATIONALE: Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT) is implicated in myofibroblast-like cell-mediated damage to the coronary arterial wall in acute Kawasaki disease (KD) patients, as evidenced by positive staining for connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and EndoMT markers in KD autopsy tissues. However, little is known about the molecular basis of EndoMT involved in KD. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the microRNA (miRNA) regulation of CTGF and the consequent EndoMT in KD pathogenesis...
December 6, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922771/giant-cell-myocarditis-a-brief-review
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Jin Xu, Erin G Brooks
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal disease that mainly affects young to middle-aged previously healthy individuals. Early diagnosis is critical, as recent studies have shown that rapidly instituted cyclosporine-based immunosuppression can reduce inflammation and improve transplant-free survival. Before the 1980s, GCM was mainly a diagnosis made at autopsy. Owing to advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic options, it is now increasingly diagnosed on the basis of endomyocardial biopsies, explanted hearts, or apical wedge sections removed at the time of ventricular assist device placement...
December 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922768/the-pathology-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-progress-in-the-20th-and-21st-centuries
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Kyra Berg, Joanne L Wright
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. There has been significant progress in the pathologic description and pathophysiologic analysis of COPD in the 20th and 21st centuries. We review the history, progression, and significance of pathologic alterations in COPD, including emphysematous changes, airway alterations, and vascular alterations. We also indicate what pathologic features of COPD the practicing pathologist should be describing in standard surgical and autopsy specimens...
December 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921449/reduction-mammaplasty-with-the-modified-round-block-technique-in-chinese-patients-and-its-anatomy-study
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Wei Ding, Yinjia Ding, Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Although reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery, it is associated with some serious complications, especially in cases of severe hypertrophy or advanced ptosis, including necrosis of the nipple and areola, absence of normal sensation of the nipple-areolar complex, and loss of lactational function for future nursing. A thorough understanding of the breast anatomy is vital for successful reduction mammaplasty. This article describes the blood supply and innervation of the breasts, and introduces a modified round block technique for reduction mammaplasty based on this anatomy...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921301/a-very-unusual-accidental-mechanical-asphyxia-of-choking-with-a-whole-solea-solea
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Francesco Paolo Busardò, Giulio Mannocchi, Paola Pugnetti, Alessandro Santurro, Aldo Maggiordomo, Simona Zaami
The case here reported involves a schizophrenic 19-year-old girl under treatment with clotiapine, which was well tolerated except for a moderate dry mouth. The woman ingested a whole sole (Solea solea), which caused a very rapid death by choking. A complete autopsy was performed 24 h later, as well as histological and toxicological analysis. At autopsy, the sole was wedged in the esophagus causing a choking ab extrinseco. The fish had a length of 18 cm and a maximum width of 6 cm, weighing 188.7 g. Toxicological analysis detected 0...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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