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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413667/paraganglioma-of-the-bladder-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Hélène Lazareth, Daniel Cohen, Viorel Vasiliu, Claire Tinel, Frank Martinez, Jean-Pierre Grünfeld, Marie-France Mamzer, Christophe Legendre, Rebecca Sberro-Soussan
Renal transplantation has been associated with a significantly increased risk of developing cancer, including bladder neoplasia, with urothelial carcinoma being the most frequent type of bladder cancer. Bladder paraganglioma, also referred to as extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma, is a rare but severe condition that may cause a severe hypertensive crisis during handling and mobilization of the tumor. We herein present the case of a 67-year-old kidney transplant recipient with a bladder polyp consistent with paraganglioma of the bladder...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413064/systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Christopher P Denton, Dinesh Khanna
Systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma, is an immune-mediated rheumatic disease that is characterised by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs and vasculopathy. Although systemic sclerosis is uncommon, it has a high morbidity and mortality. Improved understanding of systemic sclerosis has allowed better management of the disease, including improved classification and more systematic assessment and follow-up. Additionally, treatments for specific complications have emerged and a growing evidence base supports the use of immune suppression for the treatment of skin and lung fibrosis...
April 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391254/primary-pigmented-nodular-adrenocortical-disease-literature-review-and-case-report-of-a-6-year-old-boy
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Dragan Katanić, Dejan Kafka, Mirjana Živojinov, Jovan Vlaški, Zorana Budakov, Marija Knežević Pogančev, Ivana Vorgučin, Tomislav Ćuk
Cushing's syndrome is rare in childhood and is usually caused by a pituitary adenoma. Primary hyperfunction of adrenal glands is less frequent, particularly primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD). It occurs usually in children and adolescents, with female preponderance, while Cushing's disease has increased frequency in prepubertal males. A case of a 6-year-old boy is presented with isolated non-familiar PPNAD. The clinical pattern involved Cushingoid appearance, hypertension, virilization and depressive mood...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359515/electrocardiographic-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Julio G Peguero, Saberio Lo Presti, Jorge Perez, Omar Issa, Juan C Brenes, Alfonso Tolentino
BACKGROUND: Current electrocardiographic (ECG) criteria for the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) have low sensitivity. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to test a new method to improve the diagnostic performance of the electrocardiogram. METHODS: The study was divided into 2 groups, a test and a validation cohort. In the test cohort, 94 patients were analyzed, including 47 with the diagnosis of hypertensive crisis and 47 with normal blood pressure at admission...
April 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341199/quantitative-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-weighted-imaging-evaluation-of-the-supratentorial-brain-regions-in-patients-diagnosed-with-brainstem-variant-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Tai-Yuan Chen, Te-Chang Wu, Ching-Chung Ko, I-Jung Feng, Yu-Kun Tsui, Chien-Jen Lin, Jeon-Hor Chen, Ching-Po Lin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiologic entity with several causes, characterized by rapid onset of symptoms and typical neuroimaging features, which usually resolve if promptly recognized and treated. Brainstem variant of PRES presents with vasogenic edema in brainstem regions on magnetic resonance (MR) images and there is sparing of the supratentorial regions. Because PRES is usually caused by a hypertensive crisis, which would likely have a systemic effect and global manifestations on the brain tissue, we thus proposed that some microscopic abnormalities of the supratentorial regions could be detected with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) using apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) analysis in brainstem variant of PRES and hypothesized that "normal-looking" supratentorial regions will increase water diffusion...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306673/hypertensive-crisis-an-update-on-clinical-approach-and-management
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Emrah Ipek, Ahmet Afşin Oktay, Selim R Krim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we review current concepts on hypertensive crisis (HTN-C) with a focus on epidemiology, causes, pathophysiology and prognosis. We also offer a practical approach to the management of HTN-C. RECENT FINDINGS: HTN-C is characterized by a severe and abrupt increase in blood pressure (BP) with impending or progressive acute end-organ damage (EOD). HTN-C can be divided into hypertensive emergency (HTN-E) and hypertensive urgency (HTN-U) based on the presence or absence of acute EOD, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292399/current-and-future-medical-treatment-of-obesity
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REVIEW
Devika Umashanker, Leon I Igel, Rekha B Kumar, Louis J Aronne
Obesity is a major health crisis resulting in comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and obstructive sleep apnea. The need for safe and efficacious drugs to help assist with weight loss and reduce cardiometabolic risk factors is great. With several FDA-approved drugs on the market, there is still a great need to develop long-term obesity treatments or noninvasive oral agents to help assist individuals with obesity when used in conjunction with lifestyle modifications.
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286697/prevalence-of-hypertension-among-patients-attending-mobile-medical-clinics-in-the-philippines-after-typhoon-haiyan
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Linda Meta Mobula, Mary Lou Fisher, Nathan Lau, Abi Estelle, Tom Wood, William Plyler
INTRODUCTION: On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, causing a humanitarian emergency. According to the World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are the leading cause of death and disability around the world. NCDs kill 38 million people each year.  Sixteen million NCD deaths occur before the age of 70; 82% of which occurred in low- and middle-income countries.  NCDs are further exacerbated during a crisis, and addressing them should be a concern of any medical disaster response...
December 20, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282767/pulmonary-edema-in-preeclampsia-an-indonesian-case-control-study
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Manggala Pasca Wardhana, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
OBJECTIVE: To analyze risk factors, obstetric outcome and the need for mechanical ventilation in preeclampsia complicated by pulmonary edema. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case-control study using medical record on preeclampsia complicated by pulmonary edema patients in East Java tertiary referral hospital over 2 years. A simple scoring system was developed to predict the need for mechanical ventilation, using logistic regression. RESULTS: 1106 cases of preeclampsia were admitted, with 62 cases (5...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270345/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Phelipe Gabriel Dos Santos Sant'Ana, Ariane Moreira Araujo, Cynthia Teixeira Pimenta, Mário Lúcio Pacheco Ker Bezerra, Sílvio Pereira Borges Junior, Viviana Martins Neto, Janaina Sousa Dias, Aline de Freitas Lopes, Danyelle Romana Alves Rios, Melina de Barros Pinheiro
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe and analyze clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with sickle cell anemia treated at the Hemominas Foundation, in Divinópolis, Brazil. Furthermore, this study aimed to compare the clinical and laboratory outcomes of the group of patients treated with hydroxyurea with those patients that were not treated with hydroxyurea. METHODS: Clinical and laboratorial data were obtained by analyzing medical records of patients with sickle cell anemia...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257538/multidisciplinary-approach-to-complicated-pregnancy
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Josip Andelo Borovac, Josko Bozic, Tina Ticinovic Kurir, Nikola Zaja, Kresimir Kolic, Vedran Hrboka
A nulliparous pregnant woman in her mid-20s and in the 32nd week of gestation presented to the emergency department with severe headache and vomiting. She had an uneventful medical history; however, the physical examination upon hospital admission revealed a hypertensive emergency, papilledema, and 2+ dipstick proteinuria. Upon establishing the diagnosis of preeclampsia, aggressive therapy with corticosteroids, antihypertensive medication, and seizure prophylaxis was initiated. Hemodynamic stability was achieved within 24 hours and the patient remained in the observation unit located within the gynecology clinic...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252632/-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-mesenteric-teratoma
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K I Ntanishyan, K R Sabirov, O V Shcherbakova, D E Vybornykh, I A Shupletsova, N V Tsvetaeva
The paper describes a case of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in a 27-year-old woman whose examination revealed mesenteric teratoma. AIHA was characterized by a hypertensive crisis and a temporary response to corticosteroid therapy that was complicated by the development of somatogenic psychosis and discontinued. A relapse of hemolysis developed 6 months later. The patient underwent laparoscopic splenectomy and removal of mesenteric root teratoma. Immediately after surgery, a hematological response was obtained as relief of hemolysis and restoration of a normal hemoglobin level...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237959/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-benidipine-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-fosinopril-treated-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cheng Xue, Chenchen Zhou, Bo Yang, Jiayi Lv, Bing Dai, Shengqiang Yu, Yi Wang, Guanren Zhao, Changlin Mei
INTRODUCTION: Co-administration of a diuretic or calcium channel blocker with an ACE inhibitor are both preferred combinations in patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the available evidence, it is still unknown which combination plays a more active role in renal protection. We hypothesised that a combination of fosinopril and benidipine may delay the progression of CKD more effectively than a combination of fosinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will be a multicentred, prospective, double-blind, randomised parallel controlled trial for hypertensive CKD patients in China...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219828/treating-cognitive-impairment-with-transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy
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REVIEW
Jack C de la Torre
This report examines the potential of low level laser therapy (LLLT) to alter brain cell function and neurometabolic pathways using red or near infrared (NIR) wavelengths transcranially for the prevention and treatment of cognitive impairment. Although laser therapy on human tissue has been used for a number of medical conditions since the late 1960s, it is only recently that several clinical studies have shown its value in raising neurometabolic energy levels that can improve cerebral hemodynamics and cognitive abilities in humans...
March 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219107/chronic-blood-pressure-reductions-and-increments-in-plasma-nitric-oxide-bioavailability
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Crisieli M Tomeleri, Alexandre J Marcori, Alex Silva Ribeiro, Aline Mendes Gerage, Camila de Souza Padilha, Durcelina Schiavoni, Mariana F Souza, Jerry L Mayhew, Matheus Amarante do Nascimento, Danielle Venturini, Decio Sabbatini Barbosa, Edilson Serpeloni Cyrino
This study analyzed the effects of 12 weeks of resistance training (RT) on resting blood pressure (BP) and plasma levels of nitric oxide metabolites (NOx) in pre- and hypertensive older women, and evaluated the relationship between these 2 parameters. Thirty-five older women (68.2±5.7 years, 70.0±14.4 kg, 157.1±6.4 cm, 28.3±5.0 kg.m(-2)) were randomly allocated into a training group (TG; n=17), which performed a 12-week RT program, and a control group (CG; n=18), which did not perform any physical exercise...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212921/towards-developing-criteria-for-scleroderma-renal-crisis-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sabrina Hoa, Edward P Stern, Christopher P Denton, Marie Hudson
OBJECTIVE: The absence of a gold standard for scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) has hindered our understanding of this problem. The objective of this scoping review was to identify the criteria used to define SRC in order to guide the development of a consensus definition for SRC. METHODS: We conducted a search in three databases: Medline, Embase and non-Ovid Pubmed. Papers were eligible for inclusion if they were full-length articles in English whose main topic was SRC or scleroderma renal disease...
April 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197344/from-bad-to-worse-paraganglioma-diagnosis-during-induction-of-labor-for-coexisting-preeclampsia
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Sasima Dusitkasem, Blair H Herndon, Dalton Paluzzi, Joseph Kuhn, Robert H Small, John C Coffman
Pheochromocytomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors that rarely occur in pregnancy. The diagnosis of these tumors in pregnancy can be challenging given that many of the signs and symptoms are commonly attributed to preeclampsia or other more common diagnoses. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are essential in optimizing maternal and fetal outcomes. We report a rare case of a catecholamine-secreting tumor in which diagnosis occurring at the time labor was being induced for concomitant preeclampsia with severe features...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184260/perioperative-management-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Taeha Ryu, Seok-Young Song
Anesthesiologists frequently see asymptomatic patients with diastolic dysfunction or heart failure for various surgeries. These patients typically show normal systolic function but abnormal diastolic parameters in their preoperative echocardiographic evaluations. The symptoms that are sometimes seen are similar to those of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with diastolic dysfunction, and even with diastolic heart failure, have the potential to develop a hypertensive crisis or pulmonary congestion...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089974/cardiopulmonary-disease-development-in-anti-rna-polymerase-iii-positive-systemic-sclerosis-comparative-analyses-from-an-unselected-prospective-patient-cohort
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Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Øyvind Midtvedt, Anders H Tennøe, Torhild Garen, May Brit Lund, Trond M Aaløkken, Arne K Andreassen, Fadi Elhage, Cathrine Brunborg, Eli Taraldsrud, Øyvind Molberg
OBJECTIVE: Extensive skin disease and renal crisis are hallmarks of anti-RNA polymerase III (RNAP)-positive systemic sclerosis (SSc), while lung and heart involvement data are conflicting. Here, the aims were to perform time-course analyses of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the RNAP subset of a prospective unselected SSc cohort and to use the other autoantibody subsets as comparators. METHODS: The study cohort included 279 patients with SSc from the observational Oslo University Hospital cohort with complete data on (1) SSc-related autoantibodies, (2) paired, serial analyses of lung function and fibrosis by computed tomography, and (3) PH verified by right heart catheterization...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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