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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214126/pulmonary-nodules-in-african-migrants-caused-by-chronic-schistosomiasis
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Federico Gobbi, Dora Buonfrate, Andrea Angheben, Anna Beltrame, Matteo Bassetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Giuseppe Bogina, Simone Caia, Silvia Duranti, Maria Gobbo, Valentina Marchese, Stefania Marocco, Maria Merelli, Geraldo Monteiro, Alberto Terzi, Zeno Bisoffi
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that can cause mainly hepatic and genitourinary damage, depending on the species. Involvement of the lungs has been commonly described in acute infection (Katayama syndrome) and chronic infection (pulmonary hypertension). Although rarely reported in the scientific literature, cases of lung nodules due to chronic schistosome infection are also possible and are probably more frequent than commonly thought. Here we report seven cases of African migrants who were diagnosed with chronic schistosomiasis and pulmonary nodules due to deposition of schistosome eggs, and we compare our findings to the case reports found in the scientific literature...
February 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212790/the-echinococcoses-diagnosis-clinical-management-and-burden-of-disease
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P Kern, A Menezes da Silva, O Akhan, B Müllhaupt, K A Vizcaychipi, C Budke, D A Vuitton
The echinococcoses are chronic, parasitic diseases that are acquired after ingestion of infective taeniid tapeworm eggs from certain species of the genus Echinococcus. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) occurs worldwide, whereas, alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is restricted to the northern hemisphere, and neotropical echinococcosis (NE) has only been identified in Central and South America. Clinical manifestations and disease courses vary profoundly for the different species of Echinococcus. CE presents as small to large cysts, and has commonly been referred to as 'hydatid disease', or 'hydatidosis'...
2017: Advances in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212436/antibody-deficiency-in-patients-with-frequent-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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Brian N McCullagh, Alejandro P Comellas, Zuhair K Ballas, John D Newell, M Bridget Zimmerman, Antoine E Azar
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the third leading cause of death in the US, and is associated with periodic exacerbations, which account for the largest proportion of health care utilization, and lead to significant morbidity, mortality, and worsening lung function. A subset of patients with COPD have frequent exacerbations, occurring 2 or more times per year. Despite many interventions to reduce COPD exacerbations, there is a significant lack of knowledge in regards to their mechanisms and predisposing factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209661/non-topical-management-of-recalcitrant-paediatric-atopic-dermatitis
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Jin Ho Chong, Mark Jean Aan Koh
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic, pruritic skin disease in children. As the incidence of AD increases, especially in high-income countries, paediatricians may see an increasing number of recalcitrant AD cases in their practice. Although these cases are principally managed by paediatric dermatologists, it is important for paediatricians to be aware of the use and side effects of non-topical treatment like phototherapy and systemic agents as well as the evidence for alternative treatment, which caregivers may ask about...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208936/supra-hepatic-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-surgical-challenges
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Senthil Muthuraman, Anand Ramamurthy, Mahesh Gopashetty, Cuddalore Sadasivam Vijayshankar, Anand Khakhar
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a chronic affliction characterized by numerous liver and kidney cysts. There is a gradual but progressive renal and liver impairment which may require combined liver-kidney transplantation. Compression of the retrohepatic Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) by an enlarged polycystic liver may impede clear visualization on pre-operative imaging and miss an underlying thrombosis or obliteration. This may result in an intra-operative surprise. Management can be challenging requiring modification of conventional surgical approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208863/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-papulonodular-lesions-of-skin-a-study-of-50-cases
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Sapna Patel, Asha Mahadevappa, Gubbanna Vimalambike Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Skin is one of the frequent site of disease in human body. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a safe diagnostic method in these cases. FNAC has some limitation, particularly related to representativity of samples, exact typing of skin adnexal tumours and classifying the nature of metastatic cutaneous nodules. Thus, FNAC alone may not give a confirmative diagnosis regarding few skin lesions. Hence, histopathological study has been the standard technique for the diagnosis of skin lesions...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207511/autoimmune-hepatitis-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-case-reports-of-a-rare-but-important-diagnosis-with-therapeutic-implications
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Leila Kia, Adam Beattie, Richard M Green
RATIONALE: Chronic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV. However, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) in patients with HIV has rarely been reported. Our aim was to evaluate a cohort of patients with HIV and AIH and identify clinical presentations and outcomes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Management of autoimmune hepatitis in context of human immunodeficiency virus, long-term outcomes, and safety in setting of underlying immunocompromised state...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203370/abdominal-adhesions-a-practical-review-of-an-often-overlooked-entity
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N Tabibian, E Swehli, A Boyd, A Umbreen, J H Tabibian
Formation of intra-abdominal adhesions is a common consequence of abdomino-pelvic surgery, radiation therapy, and inflammatory processes. In a small but clinically significant proportion of patients, adhesive disease may develop, wherein adhesions lead to a variety of chronic symptoms such as abdominal distension, pain, nausea, and abnormal bowel movement pattern which can be daily, intermittent, or episodic. Due to the chronic and troublesome nature of these symptoms, adhesive disease may be life-altering in many patients, particularly when not recognized and appropriately addressed, as is the case not infrequently...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196019/pancreatoscopy-directed-electrohydraulic-lithotripsy-for-pancreatic-ductal-stones-in-painful-chronic-pancreatitis-using-spyglass
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Noor L H Bekkali, Sam Murray, Gavin J Johnson, Steven Bandula, Zahir Amin, Michael H Chapman, Stephen P Pereira, George J M Webster
OBJECTIVE: Painful chronic pancreatitis is often associated with main duct obstruction due to stones. Approaches to management are challenging, including surgery, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, or endoscopic approaches. Here, we report our experience of pancreatoscopy + electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) for pancreatic duct (PD) stones using SpyGlass. METHODS: We retrospectively audited the use of SpyGlass (Legacy and DS) + EHL. Indication, procedural details, and clinical outcomes were assessed...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194391/simultaneous-bilateral-patellar-tendon-rupture
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Diogo Lino Moura, José Pedro Marques, Francisco Manuel Lucas, Fernando Pereira Fonseca
Bilateral patellar tendon rupture is a rare entity, often associated with systemic diseases and patellar tendinopathy. The authors report a rare case of a 34-year-old man with simultaneous bilateral rupture of the patellar tendon caused by minor trauma. The patient is a retired basketball player with no past complaints of chronic knee pain and a history of steroid use. Surgical management consisted in primary end-to-end tendon repair protected temporarily with cerclage wiring, followed by a short immobilization period and intensive rehabilitation program...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194077/two-cases-of-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Rajat Thawani, Shishir Seth, Kuldeep Singh, Jayanta Patowary, Mano Bhadauria, Pratap Kishore Das
T/NK cell lymphoma is a rare subtype of lymphoma that is known to be of aggressive nature. We present two cases of this disease that originally presented with symptoms consistent with chronic rhinosinusitis. We outline how we managed the diseases and review literature on it.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194064/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-review-of-63-cases
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Anil Tombak, Mehmet Ali Uçar, Aydan Akdeniz, Arda Yilmaz, Hakan Kaleagası, Mehmet Ali Sungur, Eyup Naci Tiftik
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces circulating autoantibodies of the patients. TPE is commonly used in neurological disorders where autoimmunity plays a major role. We report our experience with regard to the indications, adverse events and outcomes of plasma exchange in neurological disorders. Sixty-three patients were included to this retrospective study. Median age was 48 years (range 1-85), there was a predominance of males. Neurological indications included Guillain-Barrè syndrome (n = 22), myasthenia gravis (n = 21), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 7), polymyositis (n = 3), multifocal motor neuropathy (n = 2), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 2), neuromyelitis optica (n = 2), multiple sclerosis (n = 2), limbic encephalitis (n = 1) and transverse myelitis (n = 1)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190872/upper-airway-obstruction-requiring-emergent-tracheostomy-secondary-to-laryngeal-sarcoidosis-a-case-report
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Changwan Ryu, Erica L Herzog, Hongyi Pan, Robert Homer, Mridu Gulati
BACKGROUND Laryngeal sarcoidosis is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, accounting for 0.33-2.1% of cases. A life-threatening complication of laryngeal sarcoidosis is upper airway obstruction. In this report we describe our experience in the acute and chronic care of a patient who required an emergent tracheostomy, with the aim to provide further insight into this difficult to manage disease. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old African American female with a 10-year history of stage 1 sarcoidosis presented with severe dyspnea...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190577/dilated-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Robert G Weintraub, Christopher Semsarian, Peter Macdonald
Dilated cardiomyopathy is defined by the presence of left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction. Genetic mutations involving genes that encode cytoskeletal, sarcomere, and nuclear envelope proteins, among others, account for up to 35% of cases. Acquired causes include myocarditis and exposure to alcohol, drugs and toxins, and metabolic and endocrine disturbances. The most common presenting symptoms relate to congestive heart failure, but can also include circulatory collapse, arrhythmias, and thromboembolic events...
February 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179019/infective-endocarditis-following-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-antagonist-therapy-for-management-of-psoriatic-erythroderma-a-case-report
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Takuro Mizuno, Jun Kiyosawa, Akihiro Fukuda, Seiji Watanabe, Nozomu Kurose, Takayuki Nojima, Tsugiyasu Kanda
BACKGROUND: The introduction of biological agents, such as infliximab, which act against tumor necrosis factor-α was a major advance for the treatment of an increasing number of chronic diseases. Tumor necrosis factor-α antagonists represent a major therapeutic advance for the management of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as psoriasis. Previous studies have reported that the use of tumor necrosis factor-α antagonists increased the risk of opportunistic infections and reactivation of latent bacterial infections...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178408/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-clinical-features-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-an-update
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REVIEW
Sang Joon An, Tae Jung Kim, Byung-Woo Yoon
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the second most common subtype of stroke and a critical disease usually leading to severe disability or death. ICH is more common in Asians, advanced age, male sex, and low- and middle-income countries. The case fatality rate of ICH is high (40% at 1 month and 54% at 1 year), and only 12% to 39% of survivors can achieve long-term functional independence. Risk factors of ICH are hypertension, current smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, hypocholesterolemia, and drugs. Old age, male sex, Asian ethnicity, chronic kidney disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) increase the risk of ICH...
January 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174411/-primary-lung-cancer-associated-with-dilated-phase-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-report-of-a-case
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Takehiro Sakai, Takao Tsushima, Daisuke Kimura, Ryo Hatanaka, Masahiro Sawada, Yutaka Sato
A 66-year-old man diagnosed as dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (D-HCM) was pointed out an abnormal shadow on routine chest radiography. The patient had past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The computed tomography showed a 3.8 cm-sized tumor in the left lower lobe of the lung, and histopathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma (cT2aN0-1M0, cStage I B-II A). Cardiosonography showed diffuse hypokinesis from basal to mid area, and ejection fraction was 36...
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169840/bile-acid-disease-the-emerging-epidemic
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Ibironke Oduyebo, Michael Camilleri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our objective was to review advances in bile acids in health and disease published in the last 2 years. Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) is recognized as a common cause of chronic diarrhea, and its recognition has been facilitated by development of new screening tests. RECENT FINDINGS: Primary BAD can account for 30% of cases of chronic diarrhea. The mechanisms leading to BAD include inadequate feedback regulation by fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF-19) from ileal enterocytes, abnormalities in synthesis or degradation of proteins involved in FGF-19 regulation in hepatocytes and variations as a function of the bile acid receptor, TGR5 (GPBAR1)...
February 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169809/les-activit%C3%A3-s-des-infirmi%C3%A3-res-%C3%A2-uvrant-en-soins-de-premi%C3%A3-re-ligne-aupr%C3%A3-s-des-personnes-atteintes-de-maladies-chroniques%C3%A2-une-revue-syst%C3%A3-matique-de-la-litt%C3%A3-rature
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Marie-Ève Poitras, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin, Ariane Girard, Frances Gallagher
<ce:para>Introduction : in collaboration with family physician, primary care nurses can play a key role for persons with chronic diseases (CD). However, these activities vary from one practice to another.</ce:para><ce:para>Context : the absence of evidence hinders our understanding of the issues related to the improvement of nursing practices in primary care organizations.</ce:para><ce:para>Objective : to describe the primary care nurse’s activities for persons with CD and elements influencing those activities...
October 27, 2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169184/reproductive-disorders-in-parrots
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REVIEW
Alyssa M Scagnelli, Thomas N Tully
Disease affecting the reproductive tract of the companion parrot is often impacted by physiologic and environmental stimuli. In conjunction with appropriate medical management, some birds diagnosed with reproductive disorders may be successfully treated. Once the bird is diagnosed with a disease condition affecting the reproductive tract, therapeutic measures are focused on stabilizing and supporting the patient, and surgical intervention is required only in the most severe cases. Hormonal therapy with synthetic, long-acting GnRH agonists should be considered for chronic reproductive disease conditions in which decreasing ovarian activity can help alleviate certain disease processes...
February 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
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