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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454267/necrotizing-infection-of-the-heart
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David H Ballard, George Patton Pennington, George P Pennington, Joe Johnson, Sanjeev Bhalla, Constantine Raptis
A case of necrotizing infection of the heart is presented. A 70-year-old woman presented with vague chest and abdominal pain. CT of the abdomen and pelvis was initially obtained, which demonstrated gas in the myocardium of the left ventricle. Subsequent chest CT, endoscopy, and abdominal surgical exploration did not reveal perforated viscus or diaphragm compromise. At median sternotomy, the inferior wall of the heart was found to be necrotic. Culture of the excised tissue grew E. coli. The patient expired shortly after surgical exploration...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454127/neurosurgery-on-a-pregnant-woman-with-post-mortem-fetal-extrusion-an-unusual-case-from-medieval-italy
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Alba Pasini, Vanessa Samantha Manzon, Xabier Gonzalez-Muro, Emanuela Gualdi-Russo
Trepanation is one of the most ancient and applied surgical treatments; several archaeologically documented cases are known, dated back from Prehistory to the Middle ages. This case study reports the anthropological analysis of the skeletal remains of a young medieval woman and a fetus (Imola, Italy). The fetal remains were laid between her pelvis and lower limbs. A perforating injury was observed to her frontal bone. After assessing biological profiles, we attempted to interpret the injury and to reconstruct possible circumstances of death...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454125/management-of-skull-base-tumors-in-the-obstetric-population-a-case-series
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Blake H Priddy, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Neoplasms rarely present during pregnancy. However, increase in plasma volume, hormone release induced growth, and tumor hypervascularity, can cause rapid symptoms. These range from not requiring intervention to necessitating emergent operations. OBJECTIVE: We describe an algorithm for the management of symptomatic neoplasm in the obstetric population, and provide recommendations regarding surgical indications and timing. METHODS: Patients who presented to a skull base clinic from 2010-2016 at large tertiary care hospital were reviewed to identify patients who presented with a skull base tumor during pregnancy...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454123/cardiac-metastasis-from-clivus-chordoma-a-case-report
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Jun Won Kim, Chang-Ki Hong, Yoon Jin Cha, Se Hoon Kim, Chang-Ok Suh, Kyu-Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: Chordomas are rare tumors showing locally aggressive nature and high rates of local recurrences. Distant metastases are infrequently reported and cardiac metastases are extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 32-year-old woman had been diagnosed with a large chordoma involving the clivus. She received a total removal of the tumor and adjuvant intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Four and a half years after the surgery, she presented with multifocal lesions in the ventricles and the right atrium, although an open thoracotomy revealed chronic inflammation...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453508/refractory-gastric-antral-ulcers-without-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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Hirotada Nishie, Hiromi Kataoka, Hiroyuki Kato, Taketo Suzuki, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Yu Nojiri, Mika Kitagawa, Yusuke Inagaki, Hiroyasu Iwasaki, Mamoru Tanaka, Takahito Katano, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Keiji Ozeki, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Takaya Shimura, Eiji Kubota, Satoshi Tanida, Takashi Joh
Herein, we describe a rare case of refractory gastric antral ulcers. A woman in her 50 s was admitted to Nagoya City University Hospital with epigastric pain after being diagnosed with gastric antral submucosal tumor at another hospital. Findings from esophagogastroduodenoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound examination revealed that the lesion was a gastric ulcer. The patient had no Helicobacter pylori infection and no recent history of using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. On the basis of these findings, we diagnosed this as a case of refractory gastric antral ulcer (RGAU)...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453467/loading-dose-only-versus-standard-dose-magnesium-sulfate-seizure-prophylaxis-in-severe-pre-eclamptic-women
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Surya Prasad Rimal, Pappu Rijal, Rabindra Bhatt, Kriti Thapa
INTRODUCTION: Magnesium sulfate is the drug of choice for prevention of seizures in the pre-eclamptic woman. There is no agreement in the published randomized trials regarding the optimal time to initiate magnesium sulfate, the dose to use (both loading and maintenance) as well as the duration of therapy. The objective of this study is to determine whether magnesium sulfate prophylaxis is needed for up to 24 hours postpartum in all patients with severe pre-eclampsia for the prevention of seizure...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453215/syncope-and-cardiogenic-shock-in-an-80-year-old-woman
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Toba Obafemi, Nicola Carline, Aleem Khand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453214/renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-lady-unusual-findings-and-endovascular-management
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Manish Taneja, Benjamin Soo Yeng Chua, Kanika Daga
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) is caused by compression of left renal vein (LRV), usually between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). This can lead to obstruction of flow into the inferior vena cava and secondary left renal venous hypertension. Despite potential serious consequences, diagnosing NCS is often challenging, circuitous and commonly delayed. We report an extremely unique case of NCS. A 34-year-old woman presented with left flank pain and discomfort. On investigation, it was found that high pressure in the LRV, due to compression by the SMA, had led to a large venous aneurysm that had caused pelviureteric junction obstruction and hydronephrosis...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453075/pharmacokinetic-variability-of-valproate-during-pregnancy-implications-for-the-use-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Cecilie Johannessen Landmark, Anette Huuse Farmen, Margrete Larsen Burns, Arton Baftiu, Morten I Lossius, Svein I Johannessen, Torbjörn Tomson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Use of valproate (VPA) in women of childbearing age is restricted due to dose-dependent risk of teratogenicity. The purpose of this study was to characterise pharmacokinetic variability of VPA in pregnancy, and discuss use of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) as guidance to exposure in women. METHOD: Measurements of trough total and unbound VPA concentrations before, during and after pregnancy, at assumed steady-state were collected from the TDM-database (2006-2016) at the National Center for Epilepsy in Norway...
February 11, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452329/a-frontal-sinus-osteoma-accompanied-by-an-intracranial-mucocele-and-local-hyperostosis-frontalis-interna
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Yang Yang, Liang Wang, Zhen Wu
Frontal sinus osteoma accompanied by intracranial mucocele and local hyperostosis frontalis interna has never been reported. A 47-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of intermittent headache. Physical examination revealed no neurological abnormality. Contrasted MRI showed a frontal heterogeneously enhanced lesion with adjacent non-enhanced cyst. Computed tomography showed a bone-density mass, which was accompanied by local hyperostosis frontalis interna, filled the left frontal sinus and extended intracranially...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451634/-varicella-and-herpes-zoster-challenges-for-public-health
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Mirella Vázquez, Patricia Cravioto, Fernando Galván, Diana Guarneros, Víctor Hugo Pastor
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the epidemiological behavior of varicella and herpes zoster (HZ) to determine the need of health policies to diminish prevalence and avoid complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess frequency, we analyzed data from the National Information System for Epidemiological Surveillance (SUIVE) from 2000 to 2013; to assess the discharge data of varicella and HZ, we evaluated information from the National System of health information (Sinais)...
November 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451592/prevalence-of-streptococcus-agalactiae-colonization-in-pregnant-women-from-the-18th-health-region-of-paran%C3%A3-state
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Simone Cristina Castanho Sabaini de Melo, Aline Balandis Costa, Flávia Teixeira Ribeiro da Silva, Natália Maria Maciel Guerra Silva, Cristiano Massao Tashima, Rosilene Fressatti Cardoso, Rúbia Andreia F de Pádua, Isolde Previdelli, Maria Dalva de Barros Carvalho, Sandra Marisa Pelloso
Introduction The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of GBS colonization in pregnant women in a public health service. Methods A study of 496 pregnant women at 35-37 gestational weeks was conducted from September 2011 to March 2014 in 21 municipalities of the 18th Health Region of Paraná State. Vaginal and anorectal samples of each woman were plated on sheep blood agar, and in HPTH and Todd-Hewitt enrichment broths. Results Of the 496 pregnant women, 141 (28.4%) were positive for GBS based on the combination of the three culture media with vaginal and anorectal samples...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451344/a-case-of-microscopic-multiple-sclerosing-pneumocytoma
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Hitomi Kawai, Norio Takayashiki, Haruo Otani, Shingo Sakashita, Masayuki Noguchi
Sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare tumor of the lung, commonly affecting middle-aged women, and is mostly isolated. Although this tumor is thought to be derived from primitive respiratory epithelial cells, the characteristics of the precursor cells are still unknown. A 19-year-old woman presented with multiple nodules in the right lung. Partial resection of the right middle lobe was performed, and seven sclerosing pneumocytomas, including four that were microscopic, were detected. The latter showed a simple papillary pattern, and three of them consisted of only round cell-like cells (single population)...
February 16, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451228/a-persistent-cough-as-atypical-clinical-presentation-of-intrathoracic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-emh-in-a-female-with-thalassemia-intermedia
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Mohammad Aj Abdulla, Mohamed A Yassin, Mohamed Abdelrazek, Deena Mudawi, Firyal Ibrahim, Dina S Soliman, Halima ElOmri, Abdulqadir J Nashwan, Liam Fernihough, Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare disorder, defined as the appearance of hematopoietic elements outside the bone marrow or peripheral blood. The most common sites of EMH are liver and spleen, but it has been documented in other organs such as the mediastinum, lymph nodes, breast, and central nervous system. EMH occurs as a compensatory mechanism for bone marrow dysfunction in severe thalassemia. We report a case of EMH presenting as a posterior mediastinal mass in a 34-year-old woman with thalassemia intermedia with chronic cough and shortness of breath on exertion...
February 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451027/a-case-of-late-onset-ocd-developing-pls-and-ftd
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Enrica Bersano, Maria Francesca Sarnelli, Valentina Solara, Fabiola De Marchi, Gian Mauro Sacchetti, Alessandro Stecco, Lucia Corrado, Sandra D'alfonso, Roberto Cantello, Letizia Mazzini
We describe a 64-year-old woman, suffering from late-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from the age of 57, who developed dysarthria and dysphagia, spastic diplegic, and proximal muscles weakness. Needle electromyography showed no active denervation. Neuropsychological evaluation showed intact cognitive functioning. We diagnosed upper motor neuron disease (MND), with no known genetic correlates. Brain magnetic resonance (MRI) detected bilateral hippocampal atrophy with sclerosis of right hippocampus...
February 16, 2018: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450784/-a-challenging-decision-making-process-pro-or-con-surgical-heart-valve-replacement-in-a-case-of-long-term-non-adherence-a-case-report
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René Florian Oswald, H Christof Müller-Busch
A young, still multimorbid woman aquires infectious endocarditis. Anamnestically severe non-adherence concerning medical advice is reported. Complete cure may only be achieved by performing surgical heart valve replacement, which implies lifelong scrupulous oral anticoagulation postoperatively. Discussion evolves within medical staff, whether surgery should be indicated or not.
February 15, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450475/a-woman-with-confusion-and-blurred-vision
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Pei Fang Neoh, Evelyn L M Tai, Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450461/hip-fracture-and-palpitations-in-a-92-year-old-woman-with-bronchiectasis
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Paurush Ambesh, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450442/gray-brown-patches-on-the-face-of-a-62-year-old-woman
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Yul W Yang, Steven A Nelson, Shari A Ochoa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449964/consequences-of-inadvertent-intravitreal-mitomycin-c-injection
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Ahmad Mirshahi, Alireza Lashay, Mohammad Reza Mehrabi Bahar, Mojtaba Abrishami
Background: Mitomycin C (MMC) as an alkylating agent is miscellaneous an antineoplastic, antibiotic and ophthalmic agent. Here we aim to report a case of inadvertent intravitreal MMC injection instead of Avastin in case of diabetic macular edema. Case presentation: A 53 years old woman was planned to receive intravitreal Avastin injection, but accidentally, 0.05 ml of MMC 0.2% was injected. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/160 before injection. After 2 days, patient was referred to a tertiary referral eye center...
2018: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
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