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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224013/response-of-renal-podocytes-to-excessive-hydrostatic-pressure-a-pathophysiologic-cascade-in-a-malignant-hypertension-model
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Ramzia Abu Hamad, Sylvia Berman, Yafit Hachmo, Moshe Stark, Fadia Hasan, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Shai Efrati
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal injuries induced by increased intra-glomerular pressure coincide with podocyte detachment from the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). In previous studies, it was demonstrated that mesangial cells have a crucial role in the pathogenesis of malignant hypertension. However, the exact pathophysiological cascade responsible for podocyte detachment and its relationship with mesangial cells has not been fully elucidated yet and this was the aim of the current study. METHODS: Rat renal mesangial or podocytes were exposed to high hydrostatic pressure in an in-vitro model of malignant hypertension...
December 7, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219004/predictors-of-malignancy-in-endometrial-polyps-study-of-421-women-with-postmenopausal-bleeding
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A Ghoubara, S Sundar, A A A Ewies
OBJECTIVE: There is lack of consensus as whether benign-looking endometrial polyps should be removed in postmenopausal women. To help inform clinical practice, this study was conducted to quantify the prevalence and identify the predictors of hyperplasia and cancer in polyps. METHODS: The data of 2625 consecutive women attending a postmenopausal bleeding clinic were collected prospectively in a UK teaching hospital between January 2011 and December 2015. Of them, 421 (16%) women with hysteroscopically benign-looking endometrial polyps with normal background endometrium were included...
December 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218259/melena-as-initial-presentation-of-adenocarcinoma-in-pancreatic-tail
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Stella Pak, Damian Valencia, James Kim, Christine Dee
Melena associated with gastric varices, in the setting of possible obstructing pancreatic adenocarcinoma, has been poorly documented as an initial presenting sign for pancreatic malignancy. Considering the late presentation of patients with pancreatic malignancy, it is important to consider all potential presenting symptoms for the early detection and treatment of pancreatic malignancy. Below, we present a patient with no history of liver pathology, who presents with melena and gastric varices, likely relating to portal hypertension in the setting of an obstructing pancreatic malignancy...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212491/case-report-schwannoma-arising-from-the-unilateral-adrenal-area-with-bilateral-hyperaldosteronism
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Naru Babaya, Yukako Makutani, Shinsuke Noso, Yoshihisa Hiromine, Hiroyuki Ito, Yasunori Taketomo, Kazuki Ueda, Hokuto Ushijima, Yoshifumi Komoike, Yuto Yamazaki, Hironobu Sasano, Yumiko Kawabata, Hiroshi Ikegami
BACKGROUND: We report a rare case of a juxta-adrenal schwannoma that could not be discriminated from an adrenal tumor before surgical resection and was complicated by bilateral hyperaldosteronism. To the best of our knowledge, this is first case in which both a juxta-adrenal schwannoma and hyperaldosteronism co-existed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old male treated for hypertension was found to have a left supra-renal mass (5.8 × 5.2 cm) by abdominal computed tomography...
December 6, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209931/co-morbid-non-communicable-diseases-and-associated-health-service-use-in-african-and-caribbean-immigrants-with-hiv
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Khatundi-Irene Masindi, Nathaniel Jembere, Claire E Kendall, Ann N Burchell, Ahmed M Bayoumi, Mona Loutfy, Janet Raboud, Sean B Rourke, Henry Luyombya, Tony Antoniou
We sought to characterize non-communicable disease (NCD)-related and overall health service use among African and Caribbean immigrants living with HIV between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013. We conducted two population-based analyses using Ontario's linked administrative health databases. We studied 1525 persons with HIV originally from Africa and the Caribbean. Compared with non-immigrants with HIV (n = 11,931), African and Caribbean immigrants had lower rates of hospital admissions, emergency department visits and non-HIV specific ambulatory care visits, and higher rates of health service use for hypertension and diabetes...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209881/the-costs-of-repatriating-an-ill-seafarer-a-micro-costing-approach
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Mads D Faurby, Olaf C Jensen, Lulu Hjarnoe, Despena Andrioti
Seafarers sail the high seas around the globe. In case of illness, they are protected by international regulations stating that the employers must pay all expenses in relation to repatriation, but very little is known about the cost of these repatriations. The objective of this study was to estimate the financial burden of repatriations in case of illness. We applied a local approach, a micro-costing method, with an employer perspective using four case vignettes: I) Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), II) Malignant hypertension, III) Appendicitis and IV) Malaria...
December 6, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206676/hepatobiliary-hands-of-hopkins
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Henry A Pitt
OBJECTIVE: This historical perspective documents the role that John L. Cameron played in advancing hepatobiliary research, education, and surgery at Johns Hopkins in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Dating back to William S. Halsted in the 19th century, leaders of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins have been interested in hepatobiliary disease and surgery. John L. Cameron had broad hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) interests when he completed his surgical training...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200676/sociodemographic-and-clinical-profile-of-cervical-cancer-patients-visiting-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Aanchal Jain, Balasubramaniam Ganesh, Saurabh C Bobdey, Jignasa A Sathwara, Sushma Saoba
Context: Cancer of the cervix is the most common genital tract malignancy in the female and is a major public health problem in the developing countries. Study of the sociodemographic and clinical profile of patients is the first step in planning control measures and treatment facilities. Aims: The aims of the study were to determine the sociodemographic and clinical profile of cervical cancer patients and study their association with other tumor-related factors...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197945/spontaneous-expulsive-suprachoroidal-haemorrhage-in-an-asymptomatic-elderly-patient-a-case-report
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Jacqueline Ting Yl, Humayun Akhter Faisal, Shin Wei Pan
PURPOSE: To describe a rare case of spontaneous expulsive suprachoroidal haemorrhage (SESCH) in an asymptomatic elderly patient. METHOD: This is a case report of a 76-year-old Chinese female, presented as an emergency with spontaneous left eye bleeding. She had underlying uncontrolled hypertension, no other systemic illness and not on anticoagulant. She has a history of right eye cataract operation, right eye angle-closure glaucoma and left eye absolute glaucoma complicated with painless left blind eye...
December 2, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190598/evaluation-and-management-of-kidney-calculi
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Arash Shadman, Bahar Bastani
INTRODUCTION: The recent change in the view towards nephrolithiasis from a benign isolated disease to a disorder associated with numerous systemic and chronic conditions has added to the importance of a more thorough and timely diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both original and review articles found via the PubMed search on recent evaluation and management strategies of urinary calculi were reviewed. These resources were integrated with the authors' knowledge of the field...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176543/a-rare-case-of-cerebellar-ataxia-due-to-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-and-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-autoantibodies
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Giuseppe Annunziata, Pamela Lobo, Cristian Carbuccia
BACKGROUND Autoimmune cerebellar ataxia can be paraneoplastic in nature or can occasionally present without evidence of an ongoing malignancy. The detection of specific autoantibodies has been statistically linked to different etiologies. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old African-American woman with hypertension and a past history of morbid obesity and uncontrolled diabetes status post gastric bypass four years prior to the visit (with significantly improved body mass index and hemoglobin A1c controlled at the time of the clinical encounter) presented to the office complaining of gradual onset of unsteadiness and recurrent falls for the past three years, as well as difficulties coordinating routine daily activities...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169714/-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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O Boyer, V Baudouin, E Bérard, C Dossier, V Audard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is defined by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, with resulting hyperlipidemia and edema. The most common cause of NS in children is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), also called nephrosis. Its annual incidence has been estimated to 1-4 per 100,000 children and varies with age, race, and geography. Many agents or conditions have been reported to be associated with INS such as infectious diseases, drugs, allergy, vaccinations, and malignancies. The disease may occur during the 1st year of life, but it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 7 years...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163965/use-of-inhibitors-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-is-associated-with-longer-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Matthias Pinter, Arndt Weinmann, Marcus-Alexander Wörns, Florian Hucke, Simona Bota, Jens U Marquardt, Dan G Duda, Rakesh K Jain, Peter R Galle, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Wolfgang Sieghart
Background: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) was associated with longer survival in patients with different solid malignancies. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of RAS inhibitor (RASi) treatment (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-II-receptor blockers) on survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Patients diagnosed with HCC and Child-Pugh A between 1992 and 2013 who received sorafenib, experimental therapy, or best supportive care were eligible for the Vienna cohort...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163964/occult-liver-disease-burden-analysis-from-a-large-general-practitioners-database
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Andrea Martini, Elena Ceranto, Angelo Gatta, Paolo Angeli, Patrizia Pontisso
Background: Cirrhosis represents the end stage of chronic liver disease, characterized by high mortality and morbidity. The prevalence of liver disease is difficult to assess, given its clinical latency up to the late stage. Objective: We aimed to assess the prevalence of unrecognized chronic liver disease and cirrhosis using surrogate indicators from medical records of family physicians. Methods: Medical records of 139,104 subjects, collected from 99 family physicians of the Veneto region, were used...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163729/prevalence-comorbidity-and-investigation-of-anemia-in-the-primary-care-office
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Shivani Jatin Gandhi, Iris Hagans, Karim Nathan, Krystal Hunter, Satyajeet Roy
Background: Anemia has a myriad of causes and its prevalence is growing. Anemia is associated with increased all-cause hospitalization and mortality in community-dwelling individuals above age 65 years. Our aim was to determine the prevalence and severity of anemia in adult patients in our primary care office and to determine the relationship between anemia and medical comorbidities. Methods: Electronic medical records of 499 adult patients in our suburban internal medicine office were reviewed who had had at least one hemoglobin value and did not undergo moderate to high-risk surgery in the preceding 30 days...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161783/cancer-treatment-and-management-for-elderly-patients-80-years-of-age-or-older-with-malignant-solid-tumors
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Mao Matsubayashi, Fumihiro Oshita, Natsuki Kawata, Takafumi Yanagibashi, Satoshi Tanaka, Yoshiteru Hao, Yuichi Kurakami, Keisuke Iwabuchi, Yohsuke Kunishi, Mitsuyasu Ohta, Yuki Nakamura, Kohichiro Yoshie
We retrospectively analyzed the backgrounds, treatment and nursing care for 96 patients aged 80 years or more with malignant tumors. Twenty of them were hospitalized on an emergency basis. Sixty patients were male and 36 were female, with a median age of 83 years (range: 80-94 years). Twenty-seven had a PS of 3 or 4, and 41 were rated as not independent based on analysis of autonomy at hospitalization. Forty-seven patients had clinical stage III or IV malignancies. The proportions of patients with disease complications were 33...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151306/evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-colorectal-polyps-and-colorectal-cancer
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Öztürk Ateş, Bülent Sivri, Saadettin Kılıçkap
Background/aim: Colorectal adenomatous polyps are precursors of colorectal cancer (CRC), which can be prevented with surveillance colonoscopy. This study aimed to assess risk factors for the recurrence of colorectal polyps and CRC following polypectomy. Materials and methods: In this single-center trial, a total of 510 patients who applied to the endoscopy unit of Hacettepe University Hospital for various reasons and who were diagnosed with at least one colorectal adenomatous polyp between 2000 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148534/genetic-testing-of-complement-and-coagulation-pathways-in-patients-with-severe-hypertension-and-renal-microangiopathy
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Christopher P Larsen, Jon D Wilson, Alejandro Best-Rocha, Marjorie L Beggs, Randolph A Hennigar
A diagnosis of thrombotic microangiopathy on kidney biopsy in a patient presenting with hypertensive emergency has historically elicited the diagnosis of malignant hypertension-associated thrombotic microangiopathy. Recent studies, however, have raised awareness that a number of these patients may actually represent atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. To further investigate this premise, we performed next-generation sequencing to interrogate the coding regions of 29 complement and coagulation cascade genes associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in 100 non-elderly patients presenting with severe hypertension, renal failure and a kidney biopsy showing microangiopathic changes limited to the classic accelerated hypertension-associated lesion of arterial intimal edema ('mucoid intimal hyperplasia') in isolation and without accompanying glomerular microthrombi...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139373/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-bladder
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Maurizio Buscarini, Claudio Conforti, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Cristina Falavolti, Chiara Taffon, Giovanni Muto, Caterina Dianzani
A 81-year-old man was admitted to our university for a second opinion after diagnosis of bladder melanoma in December 2014. His medical history included arterial hypertension, hypothyroidism, peripheral arterial disease treated with a bypass, and corneal transplantation. His medical history was negative for malignant melanoma. He experienced gross hematuria in the absence of any other clinical manifestations, and urine cytology identified atypical cells. The patient underwent transurethral resection of the bladder with diagnosis of melanoma...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133513/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-vorinostat-for-patients-with-recurrent-world-health-organization-grade-4-malignant-glioma
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Ashley Ghiaseddin, David Reardon, Woody Massey, Alex Mannerino, Eric S Lipp, James E Herndon, Frances McSherry, Annick Desjardins, Dina Randazzo, Henry S Friedman, Katherine B Peters
LESSONS LEARNED: Combination regimen with bevacizumab (BEV) and vorinostat is well tolerated in patients with recurrent glioblastoma.Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma remains challenging as this study and others attempt to improve progression-free survival and overall survival with BEV-containing regimens. BACKGROUND: Recurrent glioblastoma (GBM; World Health Organization grade 4) continues to have a very poor prognosis. Bevacizumab (BEV) has been shown to improve progression-free survival (PFS) in recurrent GBM and is approved by the U...
November 13, 2017: Oncologist
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