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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778601/diagnosis-classification-and-management-of-fourth-ventriculomegaly-in-adults-report-of-9-cases-and-literature-review
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Kaveh Barami, Indro Chakrabarti, James Silverthorn, Jeremy Ciporen, Paul T Akins
OBJECTIVE: An enlarged fourth ventricle otherwise known as fourth ventriculomegaly (4th VM) has been previously reported in the pediatric population yet literature on adults is scant. We report our experience with 4th VM in adults over an 11 year period and review the literature. MATERIAL/METHODS: retrospective chart review of adult patients with the diagnosis of 4th VM admitted to the ICU in a tertiary care center RESULTS: 9 patients were identified with 4th VM...
May 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770767/pelvic-abscess-drainage-outcome-with-factors-affecting-the-clinical-success
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Devrim Akıncı, Onur Ergun, Çağdaş Topel, Türkmen Çiftçi, Okan Akhan
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the success and complication rates of image-guided pelvic abscess drainage with emphasis on factors affecting the clinical success. METHODS: During a 7-year period, 185 pelvic abscesses were treated in 163 patients under ultrasonography and fluoroscopy (n=140) or computed tomography (n=45) guidance with transabdominal (n=107), transvaginal (n=39), transrectal (n=21) and transgluteal (n=18) approaches. Abscess characteristics (etiology, number, size, intrastructure, microbiological content, presence of fistula), patient demographics (age, sex, presence of malignancy, primary disease, antibiotic treatments), procedure-related factors (guidance method, access route, catheter size) and their effects on clinical success, complications, and duration of catheterization were statistically analyzed...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770754/changing-epidemiology-of-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-cancer-patients
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Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Ying Jiang, Pankil Shah, Alawami Hussain, Zainab Al Hamal, Ammar Yousif, Mary Jordan, Majd Michael, Issam Raad
We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade.Gram-negative organisms have become the predominant etiologic organisms of BSIs (52%); they now contribute to 41% of catheter-related BSIs (CRBSIs).Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:727-729.
June 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735822/molecular-characterisation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-using-spa-typing-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-haryana-india
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Gurjeet Singh, Shobha Broor, Priti Agarwal
Background: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the top six most common etiologic agents of nosocomial, community and livestock acquired bacterial infections. These infections although initially were described as a major problem in hospitals have now also become a serious threat in community not only in India but also worldwide. Its prevalence varies depending on the health-care setting, country or a particular region. Thus to better understand the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725182/repeated-peritoneal-catheter-blockage-caused-by-neurocysticercosis-following-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-placement-for-hydrocephalus
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Zhi Hua Li, Zhong Quan Wang, Jing Cui, Fu You Guo
Cerebral cysticercosis is common, but the possibility for repeated occurrence of peritoneal catheter blockage caused by neurocysticercosis (NCC) after two revisions following ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus is unusual. Herein, we describe one rare case in which peritoneal catheter revision was performed two times unsuccessfully. Endoscopic cysternostomy rather than peritoneal catheter adjustment was performed successfully, and histopathological examination of excised cystic samples confirmed NCC in our hospital...
April 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724179/urinothorax-after-ultrasonography-guided-renal-biopsy-a-case-report
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Tae Won Lee, Ha Nee Jang, Hyun Seop Cho, See Min Choi, Bong-Hoi Choi, Eunjin Bae, Se-Ho Chang, Dong Jun Park
BACKGROUND: Urinothorax is defined as the presence of urine in the pleural space and is a rather rare cause of transudate pleural effusion. The potential etiologies are urinary tract obstruction and trauma. Diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion and the condition is completely reversible following relief of underlying disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 27-year-old man who developed urinothorax after renal biopsy. Urine leakage was confirmed with 99m Tc DTPA (diethylenetriaminepentacetate) and single-photon emission computed tomography scans and retrograde pyelography...
May 3, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713464/an-observational-case-study-of-hospital-associated-infections-in-a-critical-care-unit-in-astana-kazakhstan
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Dmitriy Viderman, Yekaterina Khamzina, Zhannur Kaligozhin, Makhira Khudaibergenova, Agzam Zhumadilov, Byron Crape, Azliyati Azizan
Background: Hospital Associated infections (HAI) are very common in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and are usually associated with use of invasive devices in the patients. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and etiological agents of HAI in a Surgical ICU in Kazakhstan, and to assess the impact of these infections on ICU stay and mortality. Objective: To assess the rate of device-associated infections and causative HAI etiological agents in an ICU at the National Research Center for Oncology and Transplantation (NRCOT) in Astana, Kazakhstan...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701341/outcomes-after-catheter-direct-thrombolysis-for-acute-limb-ischaemia-single-center-experience
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Tiago Soares, João Rocha Neves, Ricardo Castro Ferreira, Pedro Almeida, Paulo Dias, Sérgio Sampaio, José Fernando Teixeira
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) in acute lower limb ischaemia depending on the underlying etiology. METHODS: Retrospective single center analysis of electronic clinical data on patients with acute lower limb ischaemia treated with CDT. Between January 2011 and September 2017, 128 procedures in 106 patients were included. The etiology of ischaemia was native artery thrombosis in 39 procedures (30,5%), PTFE graft thrombosis in 56 (43,8%), intra-stent thrombosis in 11 (8,6%), emboly in 9 (7%), popliteal aneurysm thrombosis in 9 (7%), vein graft thrombosis in 2 (1,6%) and popliteal artery entrapment in 2 (1,6%)...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688826/randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-effects-of-balloon-catheter-dilation-on-sinus-pressure-barometric-headaches
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Adrienne M Laury, Philip G Chen, Kevin C McMains
Objective To determine if balloon catheter dilation of sinus ostia affects the severity or frequency of headache among patients who have barometric pressure-related "sinus" headache. Study Design Prospective single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Setting Tertiary care medical center. Subjects and Methods Subjects with a diagnosis of sinus pressure headache without evidence of mucosal thickening on computed tomography were recruited. Subjects were blinded and randomized to undergo balloon dilation of affected sinus ostia (active treatment) or balloon dilation in the nasal cavity (placebo)...
April 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667378/alarming-results-of-nosocomial-infections-in-a-multicenter-program-of-surveillance-in-polish-intensive-care-units
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Michał Wałaszek, Anna Różańska, Małgorzata Bulanda, Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Polish Society of Hospital Infections Team
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) among patients in intensive care units (ICU) are the most common form of nosocomial infections and they are serious complications of the treatment process. The etiological factors of these infections and the proper antibiotic therapy can influence the effects of patient treatment. The aim of the study was to analyze the epidemiology, microbiology and antibiotic therapy of nosocomial BSI in Polish ICU patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study covered patients hospitalized in seven ICUs for adults with a general profile, located in southern Poland...
2018: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650059/labyrinthitis-ossificans-in-a-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis
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Gayathriy Balamayooran, Hannah M Atkins, Christopher T Whitlow, Samuel T Aycock, Michael A Nader, J Mark Cline, David L Caudell
Labyrinthitis is inflammation of the membranous and bony labyrinth of the inner ear. Typical portals of entry includehematogenous spread from the cochlear vasculature, passage of otitis media pathogens through the round window, and mostcommonly, meningogenic spread from the subarachnoid space. The sequela of chronic inner ear inflammation is labyrinthitisossificans, in which inner ear structures are replaced by fibrous and osseous tissues. Labyrinthitis in humans has been reportedconcurrently with infection due to various viruses (for example, varicella-zoster, measles, mumps) and bacteria (for example,Treponema pallidum, Streptococcus pneumoniae) and may be associated with vertebrobasilar ischemia and meningitis...
April 12, 2018: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642798/a-retrospective-study-of-a-new-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-glue-ablation-catheter-incorporated-with-application-guiding-light-for-the-treatment-of-venous-insufficiency-twelve-month-results
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Turhan Yavuz, Altay Nihat Acar, Huseyin Aydın, Evren Ekingen
Objective This study aims to present the early results of a retrospective study of the use of novel n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (VenaBlock)-based nontumescent endovenous ablation with a guiding light for the treatment of patients with varicose veins. Methods Patients with lower limb venous insufficiency were treated with n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (VenaBlock Venous Closure System) between April 2016 and July 2016. The study enrolled adults aged 21-70 years with symptomatic moderate to severe varicosities (C2-C4b) and great saphenous vein reflux lasting longer than 0...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628614/pelvic-congestion-syndrome-systematic-review-of-treatment-success
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REVIEW
Candace L Brown, Magda Rizer, Ryan Alexander, Emerson E Sharpe, Paul J Rochon
Pelvic venous insufficiency is now a well-characterized etiology of pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). The prevalence of CPP is 15% in females aged 18 to 50 years in the United States and up to 43.4% worldwide. In addition to individual physical, emotional, and quality-of-life implications of CPP, there are profound healthcare and socioeconomic expenses with estimated annual direct and indirect costs in the United States in excess of 39 billion dollars. PCS consists of clinical symptoms with concomitant anatomic and physiologic abnormalities originating in venous insufficiency...
March 2018: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622181/mitral-valve-regurgitation-in-the-contemporary-era-insights-into-diagnosis-management-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Abdallah El Sabbagh, Yogesh N V Reddy, Rick A Nishimura
Mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is the most common valvular heart disease. Primary MR is a disease of the mitral valve apparatus, whereas secondary MR is a disease of the left ventricle. Diagnosing and managing MR is often challenging and requires a structured approach, integrating findings on history, physical examination, and imaging. Decisions regarding treatment depend on knowledge of the etiology, natural history, and outcome of interventions for these patients with mitral valve disease. The optimal timing of intervention requires a comprehensive 2-dimensional and Doppler echocardiogram in each patient to determine the cause of the mitral valve disease, the severity of the regurgitation, and the effect of the volume overload on the left ventricle, as well as determining if a durable valve repair can be performed...
April 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602277/suspected-coronary-fat-embolism-after-liposuction
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Alisa Thamwiwat, Deepthi Sudhakar, David Paniagua, Ali E Denktas
A 38-year-old female presented with chest pain and ST elevation on electrocardiogram after an outpatient liposuction procedure. Emergent coronary angiography revealed complete occlusion of multiple coronary arteries, with fat embolism as the suspected etiology. Attempts to restore distal coronary flow with balloon dilatation, aspiration with Pronto catheter, and distal adenosine administration resulted in minimal improvement in flow. The material aspirated was consistent with fat. With supportive therapy, including Impella CP support, the patient's clinical condition improved...
March 30, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582171/experience-in-shunt-management-on-revision-free-survival-in-infants-with-myelomeningocele
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Sara Al-Hakim, Andreas Schaumann, Joanna Schneider, Matthias Schulz, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale
OBJECTIVE: Depending on the etiology of hydrocephalus in childhood, the shunt therapy still remains challenging due to frequent shunt complications leading to possible revisions such as shunt infection or shunt malfunction. In myelomeningocele (MMC) patients who often require shunt therapy, higher revisions rates were reported. In a single-center retrospective study, experiences on shunt regimen on hydrocephalus associated with MMC are presented. METHODS: Data of 160 infant hydrocephalus cases younger than 1 year of age at the time of implantation were retrospectively reviewed from the hospital database...
March 26, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557511/endoscopic-ventriculo-cisterno-ventricular-approach-in-the-treatment-of-bilateral-trapped-temporal-horn-related-to-fungal-infection-in-a-child-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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José Ascención Arenas-Ruiz, Horus Martinez-Maldonado, Vicente Gonzalez-Carranza, Samuel Torres-García, Fernando Chico-Ponce de Leon
INTRODUCTION: Focal hydrocephalus including trapped temporal horn (TTH), isolated lateral and fourth ventricles, is caused by obstruction and/or adhesion related to various etiologies. With the advent of the neuroendoscope, endoscopic procedures have become an alternative in selected cases. CASE REPORT: A 2-year-old male from a rural town in México was referred to our institution because of multiple supra- and infra-tentorial abscesses and hydrocephalus. The patient had progressive deterioration and developed bilateral trapped temporal horn related to multi-septated hydrocephalus, so we performed an endoscopic ventricular-cistern-ventriculostomy through a single right temporal burr hole...
March 20, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501456/contemporary-management-of-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-a-review
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REVIEW
Yader Sandoval, Paul Sorajja, Kevin M Harris
Ischemic mitral regurgitation occurs relatively frequently in patients with coronary artery disease and is associated with an increased long-term risk. The pathophysiology of ischemic mitral regurgitation is vexing and poses both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges, leading to the need for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. The management is largely focused on medical therapy, and for those eligible, coronary revascularization or cardiac resynchronization therapy may be considered. In select patients, mitral valve surgery or catheter-based therapy may be undertaken with careful consideration of the underlying pathophysiology, surgical risk, and expected long-term outcomes...
February 28, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480421/exit-site-and-tunnel-infections-in-children-on-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis-findings-from-the-standardizing-care-to-improve-outcomes-in-pediatric-end-stage-renal-disease-scope-collaborative
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Sarah J Swartz, Alicia Neu, Amy Skversky Mason, Troy Richardson, Jonathan Rodean, John Lawlor, Bradley Warady, Michael J G Somers
BACKGROUND: The Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative to reduce dialysis-associated infections. The frequency of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter exit site infection (ESI) and variables influencing its development and end result are unclear. We sought to determine ESI rates, to elucidate the epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes for ESI, and to assess for association between provider compliance with care bundles and ESI risk...
June 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426676/predicting-resistant-etiology-in-hospitalized-patients-with-blood-cultures-positive-for-gram-negative-bacilli
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Marco Falcone, Giusy Tiseo, Francesco Dentali, Micaela La Regina, Emanuela Foglia, Maurizia Gambacorta, Elisabetta Garagiola, Giorgio Bonardi, Pierangelo Clerici, Fabrizio Colombo, Alessio Farcomeni, Ercole Concia, Salvatore Corrao, Mauro Campanini, Antonino Mazzone
OBJECTIVE: To develop a risk-scoring tool to predict multidrug-resistant (MDR) etiology in patients with bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by Gram-negative bacilli (GNB). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study analyzed patients with BSI hospitalized in 31 Internal Medicine wards in Italy from March 2012 to December 2012. Patients with BSI caused by MDR-GNB (non-susceptible to at least one agent in three antimicrobial categories) were compared to those with BSI due to susceptible GNB...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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