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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734860/the-expanding-field-of-biologics-in-the-management-of-chronic-urticaria
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Shyam Joshi, David A Khan
Chronic urticaria (CU) is the occurrence of urticaria with or without angioedema for at least 6 weeks. Management has traditionally involved antihistamines as first-line therapy with various alternative therapies for refractory cases. Largely based on the success of biologics for various diseases, this class of drugs has come to the forefront of medical research. The first and only Food and Drug Administration-approved biologic for the management of CU is omalizumab (humanized anti-IgE mAb). In the past decade, a substantial amount of research has been centered on the mechanism of action, efficacy, dosing, and safety of omalizumab...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728274/-a-retrospective-study-of-10-cases-of-post-transplant-bronchiolitis-obliterans
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J J Chai, T Liu, B Q Cai, H D Zhu
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in patients with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: This retrospective study included patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT from January 1998 to December 2016. The clinical features, radiological manifestations and treatment of clinically proven BOS were reviewed. Results: Of 681 patients who experienced HSCT, 10(1.47%) met the diagnostic criteria. The duration of BOS onset after transplantation was 5-48 months, averaging (18±15) months...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727710/management-of-symptomatic-tarlov-cysts-a-retrospective-observational-study
#3
Wei Jiang, Zhenming Hu, Jie Hao
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic Tarlov cysts are a common cause of chronic pain. Many methods have been reported to treat this disease, with variable results. Most previous reports concerning the treatment methods of symptomatic Tarlov cysts were either sporadic case reports or series of limited cases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to further optimize the management for patients with symptomatic Tarlov cysts (TCs) by analyzing the results of 82 patients who were treated with different strategies...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723471/urinary-tract-infections-in-immunocompromised-patients-with-diabetes-chronic-kidney-disease-and-kidney-transplant
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REVIEW
Zafer Tandogdu, Tommaso Cai, Bela Koves, Florian Wagenlehner, Truls Erik Bjerklund-Johansen
CONTEXT: This paper provides a brief overview of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in immunocompromised patients from the perspective of a practicing urologist. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to provide an update on UTIs in immunocompromised patients. Diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease, and kidney transplant (KT) are the most common clinical cases encountered by urologists. Diagnosis, management, and future research needs are summarised. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We conducted a nonsystematic review of the literature...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721347/peliosis-hepatis-complicating-pregnancy-a-rare-entity
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Muhammad Osama Butt, Nasir Hassan Luck, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare, benign condition of the liver characterized by the presence of blood-filled lacunar spaces in the parenchyma. It usually has a chronic presentation and is a rare cause of portal hypertension reported in adult patients. Its etiology is diverse and ranges from infectious agents to tumors to toxic substances and anabolic steroids; however, the cause remains unclear in 25-50% of patients. Similarly, the symptomatology and imaging findings are diverse. Biopsy is the definitive test to diagnose the condition...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717279/cystitis-glandularis-management-and-challenges-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
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Himanshu Agarwal, Mukund G Andankar, Viswanath Billa
Cystitis cystica or glandularis is a clinical and pathological entity of the bladder mucosa occurring secondary to inflammation or chronic obstruction. Its premalignant nature remains controversial, especially in an immunocompromised transplant recipient. We present a rare case where a chronic kidney disease patient was found to have cystitis glandularis while being worked up for living-related donor renal transplant and describe its subsequent management.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716335/management-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-medical-therapy
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Mony Shuvy, Feng Qiu, Alyssandra Chee-A-Tow, John J Graham, Wael Abuzeid, Christopher Buller, Bradley H Strauss, Harindra C Wijeysundera
Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in approximately 20% of angiograms. We sought to assess the variation in the management of patients with CTOs and to compare the clinical outcomes of CTO lesions with those of non-CTO lesions. We conducted a population-based cohort study and included all patients with stable angina who underwent cardiac catheterization from October 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, in Ontario, Canada. The primary outcome was a composite of mortality and hospitalization for myocardial infarction...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716179/surgical-treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-after-sinus-lift
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Nicole Tin-Lok Jiam, Andrew N Goldberg, Andrew H Murr, Steven D Pletcher
BACKGROUND: The sinus lift (or sinus augmentation) is a common procedure to improve maxillary bone stock before dental implantation. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a potential complication of this procedure and may be refractory to medical treatment. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery has previously been used to address CRS, however, results of previous studies indicated that implant removal is required. There are limited follow-up data available. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the long-term outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery for refractory CRS after sinus lift, including the ability to salvage dental implants...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716173/central-compartment-atopic-disease
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John M DelGaudio, Patricia A Loftus, Aneeza W Hamizan, Richard J Harvey, Sarah K Wise
BACKGROUND: Isolated polypoid changes of the middle turbinate were recently reported as having a high association with inhalant allergy. A more advanced manifestation of this association may present as polypoid changes of the entire central sinonasal compartment (i.e., the middle and superior turbinates, and the posterosuperior nasal septum), while the lateral sinus mucosa remains relatively normal. OBJECTIVE: To introduce and describe this newly recognized variant of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), termed central compartment atopic disease (CCAD)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716135/assessing-the-link-between-implementation-fidelity-and-health-outcomes-for-a-trial-of-intensive-case-management-by-community-health-workers-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Barbara Schmidt, Kerrianne Watt, Robyn McDermott, Jane Mills
BACKGROUND: Better systems of care are required to address chronic disease in Indigenous people to ensure they can access all their care needs. Health research has produced evidence about effective models of care and chronic disease strategies to address Indigenous health, however the transfer of research findings into routine clinical practice has proven challenging. Complex interventions, such as those related to chronic disease, have many components that are often poorly implemented and hence rarely achieve implementation fidelity...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715916/drug-management-of-neutrophilic-dermatoses
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Simone Garcovich, Clara De Simone, Emilio Berti, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Neutrophilic dermatoses are a heterogenous group of chronic, cutaneous inflammatory conditions characterized by the accumulation of neutrophils in the skin and by systemic inflammation. Neutrophilic dermatoses can be idiopathic or associated with other inflammatory or systemic diseases, including the group of the hereditary, autoinflammatory syndromes. Clinical management is challenging, due to limited clinical evidence and lack of clinical practice guidelines. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of current therapeutic management of the three prototypical neutrophilic dermatoses, aseptic pustulosis of the folds, Sweet syndrome and pyoderma gangrenosum...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711168/surgical-treatment-of-intestinal-complications-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-the-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Camille A Gutierrez, Mehul V Raval, Hannah R Vester, Sonali Chaudhury, Daniel von Allmen, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intestinal complications of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) include hemorrhage and perforation in the short-term, and stricture with bowel obstruction in the long-term. As medical management of severe aGVHD has improved, more patients are surviving even advanced stages of intestinal aGVHD. This review summarizes the available pediatric literature on surgical treatment of complications of intestinal GVHD. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Scopus databases...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709459/association-of-lipocalin-2-level-glycemic-status-and-obesity-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Areej E Elkhidir, Halima B Eltaher, Abdelrahim O Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus aims to maintain a normal glycemic status, which if not, it may lead to acute and/or chronic diabetic complications. Earlier studies found Lipocalin-2 elevated in complications associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus such as ischemic heart disease. These lipocalin-2 changes had been linked to obesity and uncontrolled diabetes. So, it could be useful to understand the effect of glycemic control and obesity on lipocalin-2. METHODS: This was a case control study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707849/malnutrition-after-bariatric-surgery
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Nicolas Taton, Anne-Laure Borel, Marine Chobert Bakouline, Jérôme Fauconnier, Catherine Arvieux, Fabian Reche
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a rare but severe complication following obesity surgery. Our objective was to analyze these cases of malnutrition and their management at the Grenoble University Hospital. METHODS: Retrospective data between 2006 to 2016 was analyzed from Department of Medical Information, Severe Obesity Outcome Network, and register of the Department of Artificial Nutrition. Data collected concerned age, sex, anthropometric data, surgical procedures and history of obesity surgery, initial surgical follow-up, delay from surgery, nutritional characteristics, nutritional and surgical management, follow up and outcomes...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703320/5-aminolevulinic-acid-patch-pdt-in-the-treatment-of-actinic-cheilitis
#16
Sonja Radakovic, Adrian Tanew
BACKGROUND: Actinic cheilitis (AC) is a common disease caused by chronic ultraviolet exposure. OBJECTIVE: Alacare is a self-adhesive, skin coloured 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) patch that has been developed for the treatment of mild to moderate actinic keratosis (AK). Considering the good results in the treatment of AK, the standardized delivery of ALA and the simple application Alacare patch PDT appears as an interesting treatment option for AC. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the efficacy, tolerability and cosmetic outcome of Alacare patch PDT in eleven patients with AC...
July 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698731/intermittent-hemiplegia-in-a-boy-with-primary-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report-from-iran
#17
Reza Bidaki, Ehsan Zarepur
Moyamoya is a rare chronic progressive occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Its manifestation varies from stroke, progressive learning impairment and transient ischemic attack to headache and seizure. There is no accepted medical treatment and surgery usually, is needed. We report here a case of 8 yr old boy referred to psychiatrist outpatient. An eight yr old boy with intermittent hemiplegia was brought to Imam Ali Clinic, Yazd, Iran in 2015 because his headache and medical problem began from 6 yr old. Stress and excitement exacerbated his condition...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698088/microsurgical-repair-of-ruptured-aneurysms-associated-with-moyamoya-pattern-collateral-vessels-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-a-report-of-two-cases
#18
Min Lang, Nina Z Moore, Alex M Witek, Varun R Kshettry, Mark Bain
BACKGROUND: Patients with Moyamoya or other intracranial steno-occlusive disease are at risk for developing aneurysms associated with flow through collateral vessels. Because these lesions are rare, the optimal management remains unclear. Here, we describe two cases of microsurgical repair of ruptured collateral vessel aneurysms associated with middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first patient was a 61-year-old male who presented with right frontal and intraventricular hemorrhage...
July 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697294/clinical-assessment-diagnosis-and-management-of-nasal-obstruction
#19
Aaron Esmaili, Aanand Acharya
BACKGROUND: Nasal obstruction is among the most common complaints to the general practitioner (GP). Causes can be divided into mucosal causes or anatomical abnormalities. Most mucosal pathologies can be managed effectively in the primary care setting, with referral to the otolaryngologist in cases that are resistant to medical therapy and in cases of structural anomaly. In cases of allergy, referral to an immunologist may be beneficial. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to review the clinical assessment and management of nasal obstruction in the primary care setting...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692420/use-of-a-smartphone-recovery-tool-for-latinos-with-co-occurring-alcohol-and-other-drug-disorders-and-mental-disorders
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Jordana Muroff, Winslow Robinson, Deborah Chassler, Luz M López, Erika Gaitan, Lena Lundgren, Claudia Guauque, Susan Dargon-Hart, Emily Stewart, Diliana Dejesus, Kimberly Johnson, Klaren Pe-Romashko, David H Gustafson
OBJECTIVE: Addressing alcohol and other drug disorders (AOD) and other mental disorders (MD) among adult Hispanics/Latinos is of critical concern being one of the fastest growing ethnic groups with a disproportionate rate of disease, mental disorders, and poverty. Although improvement in outcomes is associated with sustained participation in ongoing treatment for co-occurring AOD/MD, continuing care is rare for these chronic conditions, especially for Latinos with more limited access to culturally and linguistically competent services...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
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