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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351058/central-macular-thickness-monitoring-after-a-taxane-based-therapy-in-visually-asymptomatic-patients
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Elias Chelala, Nicolas Arej, Joelle Antoun, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Karen Zaarour, Fady Ghassan Haddad, Fadi Farhat, Fadi El Karak, Joseph Kattan
BACKGROUND: Taxanes are drugs used in various chemotherapeutical protocols to treat solid tumors. They have multiple systemic adverse effects, such as bone marrow suppression, alopecia, nausea, and vomiting, and may rarely cause ocular symptoms. In the past decade, a few reported cases have shown the occurrence of a cystoid macular edema with significant visual loss after the use of a taxane-based chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to compare the central macular thickness (CMT) before and after the initiation of a taxane-based therapy in visually asymptomatic patients and to elucidate the possible impact of these drugs on the vision of cancer patients...
March 29, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351047/postsurgical-cystoid-macular-edema
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Dinah Zur, Anat Loewenstein
Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a primary cause of reduced vision following both cataract and successful vitreoretinal surgery. The incidence of clinical CME following modern cataract surgery is 0.1-2.35%. Preexisting conditions such as diabetes mellitus and uveitis as well as intraoperative complications can raise the risk of postsurgical CME. The etiology of CME is not completely understood. Prolapsed or incarcerated vitreous and postoperative inflammatory processes have been proposed as causative agents. Pseudophakic CME is characterized by poor postoperative visual acuity...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351025/decidual-bleeding-as-a-cause-of-spontaneous-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy-and-risk-of-preterm-birth
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Marit C I Lier, Ivo A Brosens, Velja Mijatovic, Marwan Habiba, Giuseppe Benagiano
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous hemoperitoneum in pregnancy (SHiP) is a rare, life-threatening event, particularly relevant to women with endometriosis or deciduosis. METHODS: To determine the type of lesions leading to SHiP, a literature search was conducted among all published SHiP cases. From a total of 1,339 publications, information on pathological findings at the bleeding site with histological data was found in 24 case reports (16 pregnant, 8 postpartum). RESULTS: Among pregnant women (81% primigravida), 75% had a diagnosis of endometriosis and 25% of deciduosis...
March 29, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350977/small-bowel-obstruction-caused-by-anisakis-and-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-rare-case
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G Carbotta, R Laforgia, Michele Milella, M G Sederino, M Minafra, F Fortarezza, D Piscitelli, N Palasciano
INTRODUCTION: Anisakiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of raw fish contaminated by larval nematodes of Anisakis species. Intestinal or extraintestinal manifestations are rated to > 4% and >1% respectively. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 61-year old patient was admitted to our General Surgical and Emergency Unit because of sudden abdominal pain, vomit and constipation. He had eaten raw fish 3 days before admission. Laboratory data showed high levels of WBC and PCR...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350976/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-common-bile-duct-case-report
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C Raspanti, N Falco, V Silvestri, G Rotolo, S Bonventre, G Gulotta
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are a very heterogeneous group of neoplasms; in recent years we have seen an increase in their incidence (3.65 /100.000/year). They can be associated with hereditary endocrine syndromes (MEN, Von Hippel Lindau); they can occur at any age and the incidence is slightly higher in men than women. The aetiology of the neuroendocrine tumors is unclear; in most cases, inflammation of the bile ducts may be the underlying cause and for this reason, the initial patient's evaluation should be focused on the different aspects concerning the oncological one and the possible sequelae of the biliary obstructions that can evolve in biliary sepsis...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350968/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-cardiac-applications-opportunities-and-challenges
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Adrien Moreau, Mohamed Boutjdir, Mohamed Chahine
Chronic diseases are the primary cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for 67% of deaths. One of the major challenges in developing new treatments is the lack of understanding of the exact underlying biological and molecular mechanisms. Chronic cardiovascular diseases are the single most common cause of death worldwide, and sudden deaths due to cardiac arrhythmias account for approximately 50% of all such cases. Traditional genetic screening for genes involved in cardiac disorders is laborious and frequently fails to detect the mutation that explains or causes the disorder...
March 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350815/-the-evil-virus-cell-students-knowledge-and-beliefs-about-viruses
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Uwe K Simon, Sonja M Enzinger, Andreas Fink
Education about virus biology at school is of pivotal interest to raise public awareness concerning means of disease transmission and, thus, methods to prevent infection, and to reduce unnecessary antibiotic treatment due to patient pressure on physicians in case of viral diseases such as influenza. This study aimed at making visible the knowledge of Austrian high school and university students with respect to virus biology, virus structure and health-education issues. The data presented here stem from comprehensive questionnaire analyses, including the task to draw a virus, from a cross-sectional study with 133 grade 7 and 199 grade 10 high school students, and 133 first-year biology and 181 first-year non-biology university students...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350775/postsurgical-physical-therapy-management-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis
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Magdalena Oledzka, Maureen Suhr
PURPOSE: To present 2 cases with severe congenital muscular torticollis and describe postsurgical physical therapy management. DESCRIPTION: Two children diagnosed with severe congenital muscular torticollis underwent surgical release of the involved sternocleidomastoid muscle with subsequent physical therapy. Presurgical examination findings, surgical technique, and postsurgical rehabilitation guidelines are described. RESULTS: Both cases achieved full range of motion and symmetrical muscle strength...
April 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350750/family-history-comorbidity-smoking-and-other-risk-factors-in-microscopic-colitis-a-case-control-study
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Anna Wickbom, Nils Nyhlin, Scott M Montgomery, Johan Bohr, Curt Tysk
OBJECTIVES: Data on heredity, risk factors and comorbidity in microscopic colitis, encompassing collagenous colitis (CC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC), are limited. AIM: The aim was to carry out a case-control study of family history, childhood circumstances, educational level, marital status, smoking and comorbidity in microscopic colitis. METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent in 2008-2009 to microscopic colitis patients resident in Sweden and three population-based controls per patient, matched for age, sex and municipality...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350747/short-article-small-intestinal-mucosal-injury-in-patients-taking-chemotherapeutic-agents-for-solid-cancers
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Maria P Dore, Giovanni M Pes, Alberto Murino, Bianca Quarta Colosso, Marco Pennazio
OBJECTIVE: Chemotherapy for cancer is a systemic treatment often associated with side effects than can be debilitating and, in some cases, life-threatening. Few data are available on intestinal enterotoxicity. Wireless video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method of imaging the small intestine. This study presents the results of VCE in patients with solid tumors undergoing antineoplastic regimens with agents, notably for toxicity for the gastrointestinal mucosa (i.e. carboplatin, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil, methotrexate, and cisplatin)...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350721/a-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-leading-to-respiratory-failure-and-shock-in-an-8-month-old
#11
Catherine Burger
An 8-month-old boy presents with 1 week of gradually worsening respiratory distress. After chest radiograph shows bilateral airspace opacities, he is treated for pneumonia with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. Shortly after this, he decompensates requiring intubation, followed by cardiopulmonary support with pressors and eventually extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Bedside ultrasound then shows an additional congenital membrane in the left atrium obstructing pulmonary venous return and thought to have caused his original presentation and subsequent decompensation...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350720/pulmonary-embolism-mimicking-infectious-pleuritis
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Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Tsuji, Satoko Uematsu, Koichi Kamei
The diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) is often delayed because it is usually misdiagnosed as pneumonia or deep vein thrombosis. We report an unusual case of PE misdiagnosed as viral pleuritis on the first arrival at the emergency department (ED) in our hospital. A 14-year-old girl with no previous significant medical history was referred to the ED with pleuritic and chest pain with low-grade fever 4 days before admission.Echography showed a small amount of left pleural effusion. A 12-lead electrocardiogram was normal...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350718/serotonin-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient-after-vilazodone-ingestion
#13
Benjamin Laliberte, Omayma A Kishk
Serotonin syndrome (SS) is a serious toxicity that manifests with symptoms such as tremor, hyperthermia, agitation, and altered mental status that may lead to seizures, coma, or death. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may precipitate SS, particularly in combination with other drugs that possess serotonergic activity. We present a case of SS in a 14-month-old after an ingestion of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor vilazodone.
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350678/ocular-morbidity-in-the-correction-of-orbital-hypertelorism-and-dystopia-a-15-year-experience
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Graeme E Glass, Kate A V Hon, Kemmy Schweibert, Richard Bowman, Barry M Jones, David J Dunaway, Jonathan A Britto
BACKGROUND: Complex surgery for appearance change is controversial. Correction of orbital hypertelorism risks diplopia and loss of stereopsis for aesthetic gain. The risk-to-benefit ratio remains ill-defined. The aim of this study was to define specific ocular morbidity following orbital translocation. METHODS: The authors compared stable preoperative and postoperative orthoptic indices (i.e., angle of strabismus, ocular motility, and acuity) for 23 consecutive patients who underwent orbital translocation between 2000 and 2015 and noted the requirement for corrective surgery...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350674/a-new-microtia-reconstruction-method-using-delayed-postauricular-skin-flap
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Gaofeng Li, Fan Zhang, Wei Ding, Zihan Wu, Yigao Hu, Tao Luo, Bo Zhang, Xia Jiang
BACKGROUND: This article presents a new microtia reconstruction method using a delayed postauricular skin flap. METHODS: The surgery is scheduled in three stages, the first of which delays the postauricular skin flap and deals with the remnant auricle. Three weeks later, the second stage is carried out. An erect, three-dimensional ear framework fabricated from autogenous rib cartilage is inserted between two flaps. The anterior auricular surface of the framework is draped with the delayed skin flap, and the postauricular surface is draped with postauricular fascia and overlying grafted skin...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350646/association-between-hospital-case-volume-of-sepsis-adherence-to-evidence-based-processes-of-care-and-patient-outcomes
#16
Ashraf Fawzy, Allan J Walkey
OBJECTIVES: We sought to explore potential mechanisms underlying hospital sepsis case volume-mortality associations by investigating implementation of evidence-based processes of care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. We determined associations of sepsis case volume with three evidence-based processes of care (lactate measurement during first hospital day, norepinephrine as first vasopressor, and avoidance of starch-based colloids) and assessed their role in mediation of case volume-mortality associations...
March 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350623/ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-in-papillon-lef%C3%A3-vre-syndrome-outcome-at-long-term-follow-up-of-12-years
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Swathi Kaliki, Swati Singh, Swarnalata Gowrishankar, Vijay Anand P Reddy
PURPOSE: To discuss the association between ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome (PLS) and present the long-term outcome in a patient with these diseases. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 14-year-old boy presented with a raised pigmented mass lesion at the limbus in the right eye, which was clinically suggestive of OSSN. He also had palmoplantar hyperkeratosis and periodontosis suggestive of PLS. Excision biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of OSSN...
March 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350622/keratitis-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-a-contact-lens-user
#18
Cristina Almenara Michelena, María Ángeles Del Buey, Francisco Javier Ascaso, Jose Ángel Cristóbal
OBJECTIVES: Ocular infections due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans are extremely uncommon; their diagnosis is a challenge and the optimal treatment remains controversial. We present a case of A. xylosoxidans in a contact lens user and a review of the literature to facilitate diagnostic suspicion and empirical therapeutic management. METHODS: Review of the literature in PubMed and MEDLINE. We also document a case diagnosed in our department in January 2016. SETTING: Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain...
March 27, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350571/vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia-causing-an-optic-tract-syndrome
#19
Brandon B Holmes, Wesley C Green, Nathan H Kung, Joel A Goebel, Gregory P Van Stavern
Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD) is characterized by significant dilation, elongation, and tortuosity of the vertebrobasilar system. We present a unique case of VBD, confirmed by neuroimaging studies, showing vascular compression of the right optic tract and lower cranial nerves leading to an incongruous left homonymous inferior quadrantanopia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
March 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350539/personalized-precision-medicine-in-extreme-preterm-infants-with-transient-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Ranjit I Kylat, Rajan Senguttuvan, Mohammed Y Bader
Although hyperglycemia is common in neonates, especially preterm infants, a diagnosis of neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is rarely made. NDM can be permanent (45%), transient (45%) or syndromic (10%). Of the 95% of identifiable mutations for NDM, methylation defects in 6q24, KCNJ11, ABCC8, and INS account for the majority. Two cases of transient NDM in extremely preterm, 24 weeks' gestational age (GA) triplets, due to a missense mutation c.685G>A in the KCNJ11 gene are presented. Both patients were successfully transitioned from insulin to Glyburide (Glibenclamide) at 2 months of age...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
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