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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286984/an-international-menopause-society-study-of-vasomotor-symptoms-in-bangkok-and-chiang-mai-thailand
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I Sriprasert, T Pantasri, W Piyamongkol, A Suwan, S Chaikittisilpa, D Sturdee, P Gupta, M S Hunter
OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships between location, demographics, lifestyle, beliefs, and experience of hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS) amongst women living in two cities in Thailand. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of peri- and postmenopausal women, aged 45-55 years, from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Participants completed questionnaires (demographics, health, HFNS (prevalence, frequency and problem-rating) and beliefs about menopause). A sub-sample of women from each location was interviewed...
April 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283875/prevalence-and-correlates-of-patient-reported-symptoms-and-comorbidities-in-breast-cancer-survivors-at-a-tertiary-center
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Moaath Mustafa Ali, Machelle Moeller, Lisa Rybicki, Halle C F Moore
PURPOSE: Survivorship care is an essential component in the management of cancer patients. Optimal delivery of survivorship care requires an understanding of patient concerns and factors associated with treatment-related symptoms and comorbidities. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study evaluating 34 patient-reported conditions (symptoms and comorbidities) as well as self-reported health habits of stage 0-III breast cancer patients using a questionnaire completed at the time of the initial survivorship visit (SV)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268125/mycobacterium-branderi-infection-case-report-and-literature-review-of-an-unusual-and-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium
#3
Shannon L Turvey, Gregory J Tyrrell, Cristina Hernandez, Dima Kabbani, Karen Doucette, Carlos Cervera
A 67-year-old man with significant smoking history presented with fever, unintentional weight loss, night sweats, productive cough, and progressive dyspnea. Multiple respiratory specimens grew Mycobacterium branderi. Computed tomography scanning of the chest revealed a cavitary right upper lung lesion. Bronchoscopy and thoracoscopic biopsy were negative for malignancy but showed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, which was culture negative. Due to clinical and radiologic progression despite therapy with clarithromycin, ethambutol and moxifloxacin, the lesion was surgically resected and the patient's symptoms resolved...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264655/screening-in-maternity-to-ascertain-tuberculosis-status-smats-study
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Edward Broughton, Samson Haumba, Marianne Calnan, Sandile Ginindsa, Rosanna Jeffries, Gugu Maphalala, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Munamato Mirara, Surbhi Modi, Pasipamire Munyaradzi, Peter Preko, Batsabile Simelane
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of tuberculosis is difficult among pregnant women because the signs and symptoms of the disease, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, sweating, cough, and mild fever are similar to some manifestations of pregnancy. It is particularly challenging among HIV-infected women as symptoms are often masked or atypical. Currently, WHO recommends a standard four-symptom screening tool for pregnant and lactating women. There is evidence from South Africa that this screening tool (which, despite complex symptomology in this population, recommends identification of patients with weight loss, fever, current cough and night sweats), may be missing true active TB cases...
March 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260598/the-efficacy-of-acupuncture-on-menopausal-symptoms-acom-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kamma Sundgaard Lund, John Brodersen, Volkert Siersma, Frans Boch Waldorff
INTRODUCTION: Around 75% of menopausal women experience hot flushes (HF) and 10-20% of all postmenopausal women find this very distressing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms in general and HF in particular. METHODS: An un-blinded randomised trial (cross-over) with 1:1 allocation to early (intervention) versus late (control) acupuncture. The included women suffer from moderate-to-severe HF and will receive a weekly treatment during five consecutive weeks in the following predefined acupuncture points: CV-3, CV-4, LR-8, SP-6, SP-9...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257424/symptom-screening-rules-to-identify-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-findings-from-the-zambian-south-african-tuberculosis-and-hiv-aids-reduction-zamstar-trial-prevalence-surveys
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M M Claassens, C van Schalkwyk, S Floyd, H Ayles, N Beyers
BACKGROUND: High tuberculosis (TB) burden countries should consider systematic screening among adults in the general population. We identified symptom screening rules to be used in addition to cough ≥2 weeks, in a context where X-ray screening is not feasible, aiming to increase the sensitivity of screening while achieving a specificity of ≥85%. METHODS: We used 2010 Zambia South Africa Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) survey data: a South African (SA) training dataset, a SA testing dataset for internal validation and a Zambian dataset for external validation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249887/gastric-malignancy-presenting-as-a-neck-swelling-to-the-otorhinolaryngologists-a-case-of-internal-jugular-venous-thrombosis
#7
James Richardson-May, James Rogers, Thomas Parker
A woman aged 69 years presented with a 2-week history of left-sided neck swelling, dysphagia and night sweats. CT revealed an internal jugular venous thrombosis, multiple pulmonary emboli and gastric thickening. Endoscopy found a haemorrhagic fundal polypoidal tumour; biopsies diagnosed a gastric adenocarcinoma, Lauren's intestinal type. She was managed with radiotherapy and low molecular weight heparin.
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243433/a-rare-case-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-liver-abscesses
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Faris Hannoodi, Hussam Sabbagh, Zain Kulairi, Sarwan Kumar
Liver abscesses are an uncommon disease that can present with vague symptoms. Fusobacterium necrophorum causing liver abscesses is a rare condition and only a few cases have been reported. An 88-year-old female presented to her primary care physician with one week of fevers, night sweats, chills, fatigue and vague right upper quadrant abdominal pain. She denied nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and unintentional weight loss. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed two liver abscesses in the right lobe as well as extensive diverticulosis...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237947/hypercalcaemia-caused-by-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-an-elderly-person-without-fever-or-pulmonary-symptoms
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Shogo Hanai, Takashi Shinzato, Daiki Inazu, Yasuharu Tokuda
Many diseases can cause hypercalcaemia, including primary hyperparathyroidism, cancer, drugs and granulomatous diseases. A nursing home resident aged 81 years was admitted because of altered mental status. The patient did not have fever, cough, sputum or night sweat. Hypercalcaemia was identified as a cause of the consciousness disturbance. Chest radiograph showed no acute process. Laboratory workups revealed elevated serum levels of 1,25-(OH)2 vitamin D3 and positive T-spot test. Microscopic examination of the suctioned sputum identified acid-fast bacilli, which was confirmed as Mycobactrium tuberculsosis Tuberculosis should be considered as the important cause of hypercalcaemia since early diagnosis and treatment is recommended for preventing its outbreak among people with close contacts with patients...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231077/association-of-genetic-variation-in-the-tachykinin-receptor-3-locus-with-hot-flashes-and-night-sweats-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-study
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Carolyn J Crandall, JoAnn E Manson, Chancellor Hohensee, Steve Horvath, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Erin S LeBlanc, Mara Z Vitolins, Rami Nassir, Janet S Sinsheimer
OBJECTIVE: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS, ie, hot flashes or night sweats) are reported by many, but not all, women. The extent to which VMS are genetically determined is unknown. We evaluated the relationship of genetic variation and VMS. METHODS: In this observational study, we accessed data from three genome-wide association studies (GWAS) (SNP Health Association Resource cohort [SHARe], WHI Memory Study cohort [WHIMS+], and Genome-Wide Association Studies of Treatment Response in Randomized Clinical Trials [GARNET] studies, total n = 17,695) of European American, African American, and Hispanic American postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years at baseline in the Women's Health Initiative Study...
March 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225431/menopause-and-big-data-word-adjacency-graph-modeling-of-menopause-related-chacha-data
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Janet S Carpenter, Doyle Groves, Chen X Chen, Julie L Otte, Wendy R Miller
OBJECTIVE: To detect and visualize salient queries about menopause using Big Data from ChaCha. METHODS: We used Word Adjacency Graph (WAG) modeling to detect clusters and visualize the range of menopause-related topics and their mutual proximity. The subset of relevant queries was fully modeled. We split each query into token words (ie, meaningful words and phrases) and removed stopwords (ie, not meaningful functional words). The remaining words were considered in sequence to build summary tables of words and two and three-word phrases...
February 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217253/miliary-tuberculosis-infection-during-hepatitis-c-treatment-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-plus-ribavirin
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Maria Pilar Ballester-Ferré, Fernando Martínez, Natalia Garcia-Gimeno, Francisco Mora, Miguel A Serra
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide. In the last 5 years, treatment for HCV infection has experienced a marked development. In 2014, the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with or without concomitant weight-based ribavirin was approved with a very significant increase in the sustained virological response. However, new side effects have been associated. We report the first case of an HCV infected patient treated for 12 wk with the combination of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir plus ribavirin who developed a miliary tuberculosis (TB) infection while on therapy...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202022/hematologic-manifestations-of-babesiosis
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REVIEW
Tamer Akel, Neville Mobarakai
BACKGROUND: Babesiosis, a zoonotic parasitic infection transmitted by the Ixodes tick, has become an emerging health problem in humans that is attracting attention worldwide. Most cases of human babesiosis are reported in the United States and Europe. The disease is caused by the protozoa of the genus Babesia, which invade human erythrocytes and lyse them causing a febrile hemolytic anemia. The infection is usually asymptomatic or self-limited in the immunocompetent host, or follows a persistent, relapsing, and/or life threatening course with multi-organ failure, mainly in the splenectomized or immunosuppressed patients...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197350/disseminated-mycobacterium-interjectum-infection-with-bacteremia-hepatic-and-pulmonary-involvement-associated-with-a-long-term-catheter-infection
#14
David Sotello, D Jane Hata, Mohammed Reza, Raj Satyanarayana, Vichaya Arunthari, Wendelyn Bosch
We present a 49-year-old female with one year of intermittent fevers, chills, night sweats, and significant weight loss. Liver and lung biopsy showed evidence of a granulomatous process. Blood and liver biopsy cultures yielded growth of presumed Mycobacterium interjectum, thought to be related to a disseminated long-term central venous catheter infection. She successfully received one year of combined antimicrobial therapy after catheter removal without recurrence of disease. M. interjectum has been previously described as a cause of lymphadenitis in healthy children and associated with pulmonary disease in adults, although other localized infections have been reported...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195994/an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program delivered in group sessions is effective in alleviating treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer, but also that in-person CBT is inconvenient for some women and can result in low levels of program compliance. A promising, alternative approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to generate preliminary data on the efficacy of a guided, Internet-based CBT program...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194072/an-unusual-cause-of-fever-generalized-lymphadenopathy-and-eosinophilia-in-a-hcv-positive-6-year-old-boy
#16
Rajesh Kumar, Prashant Sharma, Pranab Dey, Babu Ram Thapa
A 6-year-old boy presented with a 3-month history of high-grade fever and night-sweats but without chills/rigors. On examination, he had moderate hepatosplenomegaly with multiple enlarged cervical and axillary lymph nodes. His hemogram revealed anemia and marked eosinophilia. Initial investigations were negative, except anti-HCV IgG antibodies, that were positive. Bone marrow aspirate showed a single histiocyte containing suspicious intracellular yeast-like forms. Cervical lymph node aspiration revealed a heavy load of intra- and extra-cellular Histoplasma spp...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183503/a-66-year-old-woman-with-sudden-onset-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-lactic-acidosis-and-hypoglycemia
#17
Benjamin Henkle, Patrick Arndt
A 66-year-old woman presented to an urgent care clinic for 2 to 3 weeks of general malaise, nausea/vomiting, night sweats, and dyspnea. On examination, she was tachycardic, and her laboratory evaluation was normal except for a lactate level of 4.4 mmol/L and platelet count of 118 × 10(9)/L. CT imaging was performed. Two days later in the follow-up clinic, the patient's international normalized ratio (INR) was elevated, and she was hospitalized with initial findings of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) (ie, INR > 10, platelets 97 × 10(9)/L, fibrinogen < 60 mg/dL, positive D-dimer result)...
February 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173847/burden-and-presentation-of-depression-among-newly-diagnosed-individuals-with-tb-in-primary-care-settings-in-ethiopia
#18
Fentie Ambaw, Rosie Mayston, Charlotte Hanlon, Atalay Alem
BACKGROUND: Understanding co-morbidity of depression and tuberculosis (TB) has been limited by challenges in measurement of depression due to overlapping symptoms, use of small hospital samples and uncontrolled analysis. This study was conducted to better understand the burden and presentation of depression, and associated factors in people with TB in primary care settings in Ethiopia. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among 657 people newly diagnosed with TB...
February 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159064/vasomotor-symptoms-and-metabolic-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Pauliina Tuomikoski, Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen
A vast majority of menopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, the mean duration of which may be up to 7-10 years. In addition to a decreased quality of life, vasomotor symptoms may have an impact on overall health. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic overdrive in turn is associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Menopausal hot flushes have a complex relationship to different features of the metabolic syndrome and not all data point towards an association between vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome...
March 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151863/miliary-tuberculosis-epidemiologicaland-clinical-analysis-of-large-case-series-from-moderate-to-low-tuberculosis-endemic-country
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Ali Mert, Ferhat Arslan, Tülin Kuyucu, Emine Nur Koç, Mesut Ylmaz, Demet Turan, Sedat Altn, Filiz Pehlivanoglu, Gonul Sengoz, Dilek Yldz, Ilyas Dokmetas, Suheyla Komur, Behice Kurtaran, Tuna Demirdal, Hüseyin A Erdem, Oguz Resat Sipahi, Ayse Batirel, Emine Parlak, Recep Tekin, Özlem Güzel Tunçcan, Ilker Inanc Balkan, Osman Hayran, Bahadr Ceylan
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical features, and outcome of the patients with miliary tuberculosis (TB).We retrospectively evaluated 263 patients (142 male, 121 female, mean age: 44 years, range: 16-89 years) with miliary TB. Criteria for the diagnosis of miliary TB were at least one of the followings in the presence of clinical presentation suggestive of miliary TB such as prolonged fever, night sweats, anorexia, weight loss: radiologic criterion and pathological criterion and/or microbiological criterion; pathological criterion and/or microbiological criterion...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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