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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077481/splenomegaly-in-the-returning-traveller-a-diagnostic-workup
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Priya Umesh Patel, Padmini Sastry, Muhammad Jawad
Isolated splenomegaly is an unusual condition encompassing a broad range of diagnoses. We report a case of a 38-year-old Asian man who presented with insidious abdominal discomfort and night sweats following recent travel to India. Massive splenomegaly was the only prominent feature on clinical examination and on subsequent imaging. Extensive investigations were performed, ultimately resulting in transfer to a tertiary centre for definitive diagnosis via a splenic biopsy. A fine-needle aspiration was performed, and revealed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056866/case-report-whole-exome-sequencing-of-primary-cardiac-angiosarcoma-highlights-potential-for-targeted-therapies
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Leah Zhrebker, Irene Cherni, Lara M Gross, Margaret M Hinshelwood, Merrick Reese, Jessica Aldrich, Joseph M Guileyardo, William C Roberts, David Craig, Daniel D Von Hoff, Robert G Mennel, John D Carpten
BACKGROUND: Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are rare, but they are the most aggressive type of primary cardiac neoplasms. When patients do present, it is with advanced pulmonary and/or cardiac symptoms. Therefore, many times the correct diagnosis is not made at the time of initial presentation. These patients have metastatic disease and the vast majority of these patients die within a few months after diagnosis. Currently the treatment choices are limited and there are no targeted therapies available...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053022/phase-1-study-of-ont-380-a-her2-inhibitor-in-patients-with-her2-advanced-solid-tumors-with-an-expansion-cohort-in-her2-metastatic-breast-cancer-mbc
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Stacy Moulder-Thompson, Virginia F Borges, Tara D Baetz, Tessa Mcspadden, Gina Fernetich, Rashmi K Murthy, Renae Chavira, Kari Guthrie, Emma Barrett, Stephen Chia
PURPOSE: ONT-380 (ARRY-380) is a potent and selective oral HER2 inhibitor. This Phase 1 study determined the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics (PK) and antitumor activity of ONT-380 in HER2 positive advanced solid tumors, with an expansion cohort of patients with HER2-positive MBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: ONT-380 was administered twice daily (BID) in continuous 28-day cycles. After a modified 3+3 dose escalation design determined the MTD, the expansion cohort was enrolled...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052948/tb-or-not-to-be-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-but-important-differential-for-tb
#4
C McKenna, T Whitfield, N Patel, A Bonington
A 29-year-old British Pakistani woman presented with a 2-month history of drenching fevers, night sweats, lethargy and tender cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy. Initial investigations, bloods and imaging were unremarkable. Fever persisted during her admission, and treatment for tuberculosis (TB) lymphadenitis was started postbiopsy until histology confirmed a diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease (KFD). KFD has a non-specific presentation of fever, night sweats and lymphadenopathy and commonly raises a clinical suspicion of a number of other serious conditions such as TB, lymphoma, HIV, systemic lupus erythematous, toxoplasmosis and infectious mononucleosis...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045023/meta-analytic-bayesian-model-for-differentiating-intestinal-tuberculosis-from-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Julajak Limsrivilai, Andrew B Shreiner, Ananya Pongpaibul, Charlie Laohapand, Rewat Boonanuwat, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Supot Pongprasobchai, Sathaporn Manatsathit, Peter D R Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult, although studies have reported clinical, endoscopic, imaging, and laboratory findings that help to differentiate these two diseases. We aimed to produce estimates of the predictive power of these findings and construct a comprehensive model to predict the probability of ITB vs. CD. METHODS: A systematic literature search for studies differentiating ITB from CD was conducted in MEDLINE, PUBMED, and EMBASE from inception until September 2015...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040504/wilms-tumor-with-metastasis-to-the-vagina-a-case-report
#6
Adam S Howe, Bradley A Morganstern, Heather Appelbaum, Sandeep Mehta, Lane S Palmer
A 12 year old female presented with abdominal pain, night sweats, weight loss, constipation, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, and vaginal discharge. Examination revealed a palpable flank mass and a large tumor adherent to the anterior vaginal wall. CT scan demonstrated a 23 cm mass in the left kidney, a separate 10.8 cm pelvic mass, and metastatic disease. Biopsies were consistent with Wilms tumor. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and a left radical nephrectomy was performed for her Stage IV disease as the kidney was amiable to complete resection...
December 28, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998494/pattern-of-socio-economic-and-health-aspects-among-tb-patients-and-controls
#7
A K Kapoor, Vijit Deepani, Meenal Dhall, Satwanti Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Socio-economic and health-related factors have a significant impact on tuberculosis (TB) incidence among population residing in resource-scare settings. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pattern of socio-economic and health-related factors among TB patients and control in Delhi, India. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study was performed among 893 TB patients (or cases) and 333 healthy disease-free controls. The data for the present study was obtained from several district TB centres in north, west and south Delhi...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998299/rituximab-etoposide-methylprednisolone-high-dose-cytarabine-and-cisplatin-in-the-treatment-of-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-with-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Steve Hu, Pranshu Bansal, David Lynch, Cristhiam Mauricio Rojas Hernandez, Zoneddy Dayao
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is becoming an increasingly recognized disorder in adults. Classical Hodgkin lymphoma is a relatively uncommon etiology of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and may complicate treatment options. Rituximab, etoposide, methylprednisolone, high-dose cytarabine, and cisplatin are discussed here as a treatment regimen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old Hispanic man previously in good health presented with a 1-month history of recurrent fevers, chills, and night sweats and a 3-week history of new onset jaundice...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993826/minimal-change-disease-associated-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Halil Yildiz, Stoian Ioana Andreea, Delphine Hoton, Jean Cyr Yombi
A 77-year-old man with a history of asbestos exposure was admitted to our internal medicine division for generalised weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, night sweats and difficulty for breathing since 3 months. Clinical examination revealed left fine crackles and bilateral leg oedema. Blood test showed elevated C reactive protein level at 142 mg/L, lactate dehydrogenase level at 421 UI, creatinine level at 5.75 mg/dL. Serum albumin level at 30 g/L, urinalysis showed significant proteinuria at 6.4 g/L...
December 19, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965902/tuberculosis-and-migration-a-challenge-for-medical-staff-and-public-health
#10
Ines Griesshammer, David Shiva Srivastava, Christophe von Garnier, Till Silvan Blaser, Aris Exadaktylos, Moritz Steib
A high number of asylum seekers enter Switzerland every year. They often originate from countries with a high TB prevalence. Our patient from Somalia presented with 2 lipoma-like tumors with pain on palpation on his left chest wall but no symptoms including coughing, fever, night-sweats, or loss of weight. CT scan then showed diffuse infiltrations of his lung and multiple abscesses on his left chest wall. Therefore contagious tuberculosis (TB) was suspected and the patient was put in isolation. In the follow-up the diagnosis of open TB was proofed with bronchial secretion and EBUS-guided biopsy that showed acid-fast rods...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938776/a-man-in-his-20s-with-diffuse-lung-opacities-and-acute-respiratory-failure-after-hookah-smoking
#11
Mohleen Kang, Vishal Raj, Andrew R Berman
A man in his 20s with no medical history presented with 2 days of progressively worsening shortness of breath accompanied by subjective fevers, chills, body aches, decreased appetite, night sweats, and cough producing nonbloody sputum. He denied childhood lung diseases, allergies, or a family history of lung disease. He did not smoke cigarettes but had smoked hookah in Saudi Arabia before moving to the United States 1 month before presentation and had restarted 2 days before the start of symptoms. He denied travel outside of the northeastern United States...
December 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929264/unexplained-lymphadenopathy-evaluation-and-differential-diagnosis
#12
Heidi L Gaddey, Angela M Riegel
Lymphadenopathy is benign and self-limited in most patients. Etiologies include malignancy, infection, and autoimmune disorders, as well as medications and iatrogenic causes. The history and physical examination alone usually identify the cause of lymphadenopathy. When the cause is unknown, lymphadenopathy should be classified as localized or generalized. Patients with localized lymphadenopathy should be evaluated for etiologies typically associated with the region involved according to lymphatic drainage patterns...
December 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913473/first-line-therapy-for-young-patients-with-cll
#13
Nitin Jain, Susan O'Brien
A 61-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) presents with complaints of worsening fatigue and night sweats. He was diagnosed with CLL 3 years ago on routine blood count testing. He has no major medical comorbidities. On examination, he has several 2- to 3-cm lymph nodes in the cervical and axillary area. Spleen is palpable 5 cm below the costal margin. Blood counts show lymphocytosis with thrombocytopenia and anemia. Prognostic markers include deletion 13q by fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis and mutated IGHV You are asked by the hematology fellow you are supervising about the best treatment of this patient...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896330/biventricular-thrombus-in-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-presenting-with-shortness-of-breath
#14
Abdul Baqi, Shahan Waheed, Fateh Ali Tipoo, Aamir Hameed Khan
A 48 years old male presented to clinic with 12 months of low grade fever with shortness of breath which has progressively worsened with no associated weight loss, night sweats or loss of appetite. There was no prior history of chronic illness before the current illness. Laboratory workup revealed a high white blood cell count with predominant eosinophils. Chest X-ray was normal. Transthoracic echocardiography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance showed biventricular thrombi. On further extensive workup the findings were consistent with hypereosinophilic syndrome...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887581/design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Valesca Retèl, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
BACKGROUND: Menopausal symptoms are common and may be particularly severe in younger women who undergo treatment-induced menopause. Medications to reduce menopausal symptoms are either contra-indicated or have bothersome side effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer. However, compliance with face-to-face CBT programs can be problematic. A promising approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866494/brucellosis-as-a-neglected-disease-in-a-neglected-population-a-seroepidemiological-study-of-migratory-nomads-in-the-fars-province-of-iran
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B Honarvar, M Moghadami, K B Lankarani, M A Davarpanah, M Ataolahi, A Farbod, E Eskandari, M Panahi, A Ghorbani, Z Zahiri, R Tabrizi, M Pourjafar, S M M Heidari
This study assessed the seroprevalence of brucellosis and its risk factors in migratory nomads in the Fars province of Iran. Active brucellosis was defined as the combination of clinical symptoms, including fever, chills, night sweats, headache, low back pain, arthralgia, or myalgia, and positive laboratory testing, including either a serum agglutination test (SAT) ⩾1:80 with a 2-mercaptoethanol (2-ME) test ⩾1:40, or a SAT <1:80 combined with a positive Coombs Wright test (CWT) at a titre of at least threefold higher than SAT titre results...
November 21, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858987/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-continued-hydroxycarbamide-therapy-versus-switching-to-ruxolitinib-in-patients-with-polycythaemia-vera-a-randomized-double-blind-double-dummy-symptom-study-relief
#17
Ruben Mesa, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Abdulraheem Yacoub, Pierre Zachee, Mamta Garg, Roger Lyons, Steffen Koschmieder, Ciro Rinaldi, Jennifer Byrne, Yasmin Hasan, Francesco Passamonti, Srdan Verstovsek, Deborah Hunter, Mark M Jones, Huiling Zhen, Dany Habr, Bruno Martino
The randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, phase 3b RELIEF trial evaluated polycythaemia vera (PV)-related symptoms in patients who were well controlled with a stable dose of hydroxycarbamide (also termed hydroxyurea) but reported PV-related symptoms. Patients were randomized 1:1 to ruxolitinib 10 mg BID (n = 54) or hydroxycarbamide (prerandomization dose/schedule; n = 56); crossover to ruxolitinib was permitted after Week 16. The primary endpoint, ≥50% improvement from baseline in myeloproliferative neoplasm -symptom assessment form total symptom score cytokine symptom cluster (TSS-C; sum of tiredness, itching, muscle aches, night sweats, and sweats while awake) at Week 16, was achieved by 43·4% vs...
January 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842535/rapid-urine-lipoarabinomannan-assay-as-a-clinic-based-screening-test-for-active-tuberculosis-at-hiv-diagnosis
#18
Paul K Drain, Elena Losina, Sharon M Coleman, Janet Giddy, Douglas Ross, Jeffrey N Katz, Ingrid V Bassett
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) recommends tuberculosis (TB) screening at HIV diagnosis. We evaluated the inclusion of rapid urine lipoarabinomannan (LAM) testing in TB screening algorithms. METHODS: We enrolled ART-naïve adults who screened HIV-infected in KwaZulu-Natal, assessed TB-related symptoms (cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss), and obtained sputum specimens for mycobacterial culture. Trained nurses performed clinic-based urine LAM testing using a rapid assay...
November 14, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832897/a-7-year-old-boy-with-sudden-onset-of-loud-snoring
#19
Lourdes M DelRosso
A 7-year-old boy was referred for evaluation of loud nightly snoring. Snoring started suddenly 2 weeks prior to presentation and grew progressively worse. Currently, the parents witnessed breathing pauses and gasping at night. The parents moved the child to a recliner to be able to breathe better, but the snoring and apneas persisted. There was no sleepwalking, night terrors, or nocturnal enuresis. During the day, the boy did not endorse symptoms of excessive sleepiness. The review of systems was negative for fever, weight loss, night sweats, sore throat, dysphagia, nasal congestion, ear pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, stridor, and abdominal pain...
November 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832718/mind-body-interventions-for-vasomotor-symptoms-in-healthy-menopausal-women-and-breast-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
#20
Evgenia Stefanopoulou, Elizabeth Alice Grunfeld
Mind-body therapies are commonly recommended to treat vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the available evidence to date for the efficacy of different mind-body therapies to alleviate HFNS in healthy menopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified using seven electronic search engines, direct searches of specific journals and backwards searches through reference lists of related publications...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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