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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644176/conn-syndrome-presenting-as-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Alp Atik, Dennis Wilson, Rohan W Essex
PURPOSE: To describe a case of central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient presenting with symptomatic malignant hypertension because of Conn syndrome. METHODS: Single interventional case report. RESULTS: A 44-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of headache and vision loss in his right eye on a background of malignant hypertension. He was diagnosed with right central retinal vein occlusion. Further investigation of his malignant hypertension revealed Conn syndrome because of an aldosterone-secreting adenoma in the left adrenal gland...
June 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642733/a-case-of-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumor-with-a-superimposed-aspergilloma-presenting-as-a-covert-ectopic-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-syndrome
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Kyoung Jin Kim, Ji Hee Yu, Nan Hee Kim, Young Hye Kim, Young Sik Kim, Ji A Seo
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome is a challenging diagnosis only responsible for approximately 10% of Cushing syndrome cases. It has been associated with a variety of benign and malignant tumors including a carcinoid tumor accompanied by aspergilloma in our case that was significantly difficult to be detected. We report a patient over 70 years old with uncontrolled hypertension and hypokalemia presenting with generalized edema. Laboratory results revealed ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome, but imaging studies did not show any discrete lesions secreting ACTH...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633365/phase-ii-study-of-copanlisib-a-pi3k-inhibitor-in-relapsed-or-refractory-indolent-or-aggressive-lymphoma
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M Dreyling, F Morschhauser, K Bouabdallah, D Bron, D Cunningham, S E Assouline, G Verhoef, K Linton, C Thieblemont, U Vitolo, F Hiemeyer, M Giurescu, J Garcia-Vargas, I Gorbatchevsky, L Liu, K Koechert, C Peña, M Neves, B H Childs, P L Zinzani
Background: Copanlisib is a pan-class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor with predominant activity against the α- and δ- isoforms. Patients and methods: This phase II study evaluated the response rate of copanlisib administered intravenously on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day cycle, in patients with indolent or aggressive malignant lymphoma. Archival tumor tissues were used for immunohistochemistry, gene-expression profiling, and mutation analysis...
June 14, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629642/splenic-vein-reconstruction-is-unnecessary-in-pancreatoduodenectomy-combined-with-resection-of-the-superior-mesenteric-vein-portal-vein-confluence-according-to-short-term-outcomes
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Haruyoshi Tanaka, Akimasa Nakao, Kenji Oshima, Kiyotsugu Iede, Yukiko Oshima, Hironobu Kobayashi, Yasunori Kimura
BACKGROUND: Superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence resection combined with pancreatoduodenectomy (SMPVrPD) is occasionally required for resection of pancreatic head tumors. It remains unclear whether such situations require splenic vein (SV) reconstruction for decompression of left-sided portal hypertension (LSPH). METHODS: The data from 93 of 104 patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for pancreatic head malignancies were reviewed. Surgical outcomes in three groups-standard PD (control group), PD combined with vascular resection and SV preservation (SVp group), and SMPVrPD with SV resection (SVr group)-were compared...
June 16, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629292/increased-blood-pressures-in-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Farhad Avakh, Arash Rahmani
Objective Veterans of war affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to compare brachial and central blood pressures between veterans with PTSD and controls. Method In this case-control study on veterans of Iran-Iraq war, 50 veterans with PTSD and 50 veterans as controls were selected from an outpatient clinic and matched for age ±3 years. Exclusion criteria were malignancies, severe anatomical defects such as amputated extremities, history of PTSD before serving in war, comorbid psychiatric disorders other than anxiety or depressive disorders...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626127/a-case-of-retroperitoneal-paraganglioma
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Takao Amaike, Toshihisa Tamura, Atsuhiro Koga, Kazunori Shibao, Aiichiro Higure, Keiji Hirata
We report a surgical case of retroperitoneal paraganglioma. A paraganglioma is a catecholamine-producing tumor originating in the chromaffin cells of the sympathetic ganglion. It is a kind of pheochromocytoma which occurs on the outside of the adrenal gland. The patient was a 72 year old male with a history of hypertension and a pacemaker implantation. A mass in the ventral side of the right iliopsoas muscle was detected during a routine contrasting computed tomography (CT) examination for checking his pacemaker...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623993/management-of-refractory-chylous-ascites-with-peritoneovenous-shunts
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Ying Huang, Peter Gloviczki, Audra A Duncan, Mark D Fleming, David J Driscoll, Manju Kalra, Gustavo S Oderich, Thomas C Bower
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to define outcome of treatments of refractory chylous ascites using peritoneovenous shunts (PVSs). METHODS: Clinical data of patients with refractory chylous ascites treated with PVSs between 1992 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The primary end point was clinical benefit, defined as cured, improved, or poor results; secondary end points were complications and reinterventions. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (eight female [47%]; median age, 47 years [range, 19-78 years]) with refractory chylous ascites were studied...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622157/predictors-of-5-year-outcomes-in-malignant-phase-hypertension-the-west-birmingham-malignant-hypertension-registry
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Alena Shantsila, Eduard Shantsila, D Gareth Beevers, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVE: Malignant hypertension represents a high-risk condition and there are scarce data on current clinical patterns of this condition. The aim of the study is to identify the clinical and demographic factors associated with poor outcome. METHODS: The data collected from 1958 to May 2016 included a total of 351 patients whose 5-year survival status was known: 221 white Caucasians (63%, age 51 ± 13 years, 64% male), 83 African-Caribbeans (24%, 45 ± 11 years, 61% male), and 47 South Asians (13%, 42 ± 11 years, 74% male)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620552/refractory-lactic-acidosis-in-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
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Daniel J Oh, Ellen Dinerman, Andrew H Matthews, Abraham W Aron, Katherine M Berg
BACKGROUND: Elevated lactate levels in critically ill patients are most often thought to be indicative of relative tissue hypoxia or type A lactic acidosis. Shock, severe anemia, and thromboembolic events can all cause elevated lactate due to tissue hypoperfusion, as well as the mitochondrial dysfunction thought to occur in sepsis and other critically ill states. Malignancy can also lead to elevation in lactate, a phenomenon described as type B lactic acidosis, which is much less commonly encountered in the critically ill...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618730/possible-triggering-factors-and-comorbidities-in-newly-diagnosed-autoimmune-bullous-diseases
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Sevgi Akarsu, Özlem Özbağçivan, Necla Dolaş, Şebnem Aktan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The distribution and the demographic, etiological, and clinical features of autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) vary according to geographic regions of the world. The limited number of reported studies in Turkey are mostly retrospective and generally include only pemphigus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the demographic data, clinical features, associated triggering factors, and comorbidities in patients newly diagnosed with ABDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive and prospective study, the demographic data, inhabited regions, smoking and drinking habits, presence of comorbidities, and specific and general potential triggering factors of ABDs considered by the patients were examined...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607529/ev-associated-mmp9-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-is-preferentially-localized-to-annexin-v-binding-evs
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Agnes T Reiner, Sisareuth Tan, Christiane Agreiter, Katharina Auer, Anna Bachmayr-Heyda, Stefanie Aust, Nina Pecha, Mattias Mandorfer, Dietmar Pils, Alain R Brisson, Robert Zeillinger, Sai Kiang Lim
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most aggressive type of ovarian cancer and is responsible for most deaths caused by gynecological cancers. Numerous candidate biomarkers were identified for this disease in the last decades, but most were not sensitive or specific enough for clinical applications. Hence, new biomarkers for HGSOC are urgently required. This study aimed to identify new markers by isolating different extracellular vesicle (EV) types from the ascites of ovarian cancer patients according to their affinities for lipid-binding proteins and analyzing their protein cargo...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603603/multi-modality-surgical-treatment-for-an-increasingly-common-patient-with-morbid-obesity-and-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Zachary A Ichter, Madhumithaa Parthasarathy, John M Morton
The link between obesity and health disorders such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease is well known. When a morbidly obese patient presents with a new diagnosis of any cancer, it adds to the many challenges both the patient and treating physicians face. Not only is surgical resection of the malignancy more technically challenging, but also postoperative care such as therapeutic radiation and follow-up imaging is limited by the weight and size restrictions of the machines. With time to treatment being a key factor in limiting the progression of disease, standard weight loss techniques such as diet and exercise in the majority of cases take too long or fail to lead to adequate results...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596204/malignant-hypertension-as-a-rare-cause-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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Guramrinder Thind, Karthik Kailasam
Malignant hypertension can occasionally be associated with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia. A 38-year-old male presented with nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and oliguria for 2 weeks. He was diagnosed with hypertensive emergency with cardiac and renal dysfunction. Interestingly, further workup was diagnostic for the presence of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA): haemoglobin =12.7 g/dL, indirect bilirubin =2.0 mg/dL, haptoglobin ≤6 mg/dL, platelet count =121 000/μL and schistocytes on peripheral smear...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591770/inferolateral-early-repolarization-among-non-ischaemic-sudden-cardiac-death-victims
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Lauri T A Holmström, Mira A Haukilahti, Jani T Tikkanen, Aapo L Aro, Tuomas V Kenttä, Marja-Leena Kortelainen, Heikki V Huikuri, Matti J Junttila
Aim: Inferolateral early repolarization (ER) has been associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, this association is thought to be mainly due to ischaemic SCD. The association of ER and non-ischaemic SCD has not been studied. The aim was to evaluate whether inferolateral ER is associated with non-ischaemic SCD. Methods and results: Study population consists of 275 consecutive victims of non-ischaemic SCD with 12-lead ECG and control group of general population cohort with 10 864 subjects...
June 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584167/severe-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-small-cell-prostate-carcinoma-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Marianne Elston, Veronica Crawford, Michael Swarbrick, Michael Dray, Michelle Head, John V Conaglen
Cushings syndrome (CS) due to ectopic adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) is associated with a variety of tumours most of which arise in the thorax or abdomen. Prostate carcinoma is a rare but important cause of rapidly progressive CS. To report a case of severe CS due to ACTH production from prostate neuroendocrine carcinoma and summarise previous published cases. A 71 year old man presented with profound hypokalaemia, oedema and new onset hypertension. He reported two weeks of weight gain, muscle weakness, labile mood and insomnia...
June 5, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579508/decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-south-asian-experience
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Saadat Kamran, Naveed Akhtar, Abdul Salam, Ayman Alboudi, Hiba Rashid, Kainat Kamran, Rabia Ali Khan, Mohsin Khalid Mirza, Arsalan Ahmed, Ahmed M A Own, Sohail Al Rukun, Jihad Inshasi, Dirk Deleu, Ghanim Al Sulaiti, Ashfaq Shuaib
BACKGROUND: The randomized trials showed improved outcome and reduced mortality in malignant middle cerebral artery (MMCA) undergoing Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) within 48 hours of stroke onset. Despite high prevalence of stroke, especially in younger individuals, high and short-term mortality from stroke in South Asian and Middle East, there is little published data on DHC in patients with MMCA stroke. METHODS: This is a retrospective, multicenter cross-sectional study to measure outcome following DHC using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and dichotomized as favorable (mRS ≤ 4) or unfavorable (mRS > 4), at 3 months...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578306/multiple-recurrent-ischaemic-strokes-in-a-patient-with-cancer-is-there-a-role-for-the-initiation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-for-secondary-stroke-prevention
#17
Giselle Alexandra Suero-Abreu, Jia Zhen Cheng, Ryna Karina Then
A 52-year-old woman with a medical history of cervical and thyroid cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smoking was diagnosed with a new metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. While undergoing palliative chemotherapy, she developed dysarthria and left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed multiple bilateral ischaemic strokes. On hospital days 2 and 5, she developed worsening neurological symptoms and imaging studies revealed new areas of ischaemia on respective days. Subsequent workup did not revealed a clear aetiology for the multiple ischaemic events and hypercoagulability studies were only significant for a mildly elevated serum D-dimer level...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576312/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-congenital-porto-systemic-shunt
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B Malgras, F Guerin, S Dokmak
Congenital porto-caval shunt is a rare anomaly that can result in direct shunt-related complications (encephalopathy, pulmonary hypertension) or indirect complications such as the development of benign or malignant hepatic neoplasms. Treatment consists of management of the complications and occlusion of the porto-caval shunt in one or two stages by either a surgical or an interventional radiology approach.
May 30, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575882/relationship-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-polymorphism-and-qt-dispersion-in-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Aysun Toraman, Hulya Colak, Hikmet Tekce, Sirri Cam, Seyhun Kursat
INTRODUCTION: The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene insertion or deletion in long-term hemodialysis patients may be associated with corrected QT interval prolongation, leading to fatal arrhythmias. The ACE D allele is known to increase the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and is also associated with increased QT dispersion after myocardial infarction and hypertension. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between ACE gene polymorphism and QT dispersion in hemodialysis patients...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575878/kidney-calculi-pathophysiology-and-as-a-systemic-disorder
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Arash Shadman, Bahar Bastani
The pathophysiology of urinary stone formation is complex, involving a combination of metabolic, genetic, and environmental factors. Over the past decades, remarkable advances have been emerged in the understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of calcium kidney calculi. For this review, both original and review articles were found via PubMed search on pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of urinary calculi. These resources were integrated with the authors' knowledge of the field. Nephrolithiasis is suggested to be associated with systemic disorders, including chronic kidney insufficiency, hematologic malignancies, endocrine disorders, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, bone loss and fractures, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and vascular diseases like coronary heart diseases and most recently ischemic strokes...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
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