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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808608/intrathecal-catheter-associated-inflammatory-mass-in-a-neurofibromatosis-type-1-patient-receiving-fentanyl-and-bupivacaine
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Derek G Southwell, Joseph A Osorio, Christopher S Liverman, Lauren M Friedman, Ramana K Naidu, Lawrence R Poree, Melanie M Henry, Line Jacques
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated inflammatory masses (CIMs) are a rare but serious complication of intrathecal drug delivery devices. CIM formation is influenced by local medication concentration, which is determined in part by flow dynamics at the catheter tip. Underlying spinal pathologies, such as neoplasms, may alter flow at the catheter tip, thereby contributing to CIM formation. Moreover, they may also complicate the clinical and radiologic diagnosis of a CIM. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 36-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented to our emergency department with complaints of increased back pain and leg weakness...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807426/clinical-usefulness-of-catheter-drawn-blood-samples-and-catheter-tip-cultures-for-the-diagnosis-of-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-neonatology-a-systematic-review
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Janita Ferreira, Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos, Wanessa Trindade Clemente, Roberta Maia de Castro Romanelli
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal sepsis is the most frequent health care-associated infection in neonatal units. This study aimed to analyze articles on the clinical usefulness of catheter-drawn blood samples and catheter tip cultures for the diagnosis of intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in neonates. METHODS: A systematic search was performed for studies published from 1987-2017, without language restriction. Observational studies carried out in neonates with CRBSI diagnosed using catheter-drawn blood samples or catheter tip cultures were included...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790230/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap-in-a-patient-with-guillain-barre-syndrome
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Anti Dharmayanti, Dalima Astrawinata
A 46-year-old man was admitted to ICU with a diagnosis at the time of admission of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) and sepsis due to suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumoniae (VAP). Specimens for the following laboratory workup were inquired, i.e. complete blood count, culture and resistance workup using specimens obtained from the tip of suction pipe, urinalysis and urine culture, blood culture and resistance, procalcitonin and lactate levels. Neutrophilia was found along with increased procalcitonin and lactate levels, which supported the sepsis diagnosis...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733741/tips-and-tricks-of-splenic-vessel-preservation-during-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
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Claire Goumard, Satoshi Ogiso, Masayuki Okuno, Jason B Fleming, Michael Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: While a laparoscopic approach can minimize postoperative morbidity in splenic vessel preserving (SVP) distal pancreatectomy (DP), this procedure can be technically challenging. A systematic approach to SVP minimizes the chances of vascular injury and maximizes the chances of successful splenic preservation. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic DP with SVP, highlighting technical tips and tricks that optimize the chances for SVP. PATIENT: The patient is a 14-year-old male with an incidentally discovered pancreatic tail mass...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721628/disease-activity-handgrip-strengths-and-hand-dexterity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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D Palamar, G Er, R Terlemez, I Ustun, G Can, M Saridogan
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the hand joints and leading to impairment in hand functions. Evaluation of functional impairment is necessary for assessing patient's quality of life, disease activity, and treatment outcome. To date, many scientific studies assessed the disease activity of patients with RA, but little attention has been carried out to assess these patients' hand functions and dexterity. The purposes of this study were to determine the clinical relevance of the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), hand dexterity with the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT), and handgrip strength and pinch strengths of RA patients and to look into their relation between each other...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710678/breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-tips-for-the-diagnosis-of-silicone-induced-granuloma-of-a-breast-implant-capsule-sigbic
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Eduardo de Faria Castro Fleury, Ana Claudia Gianini, Veronica Ayres, Luciana C Ramalho, Rodrigo Oliveira Seleti, Decio Roveda
Complications resulting from the placement of silicone breast implants are becoming more frequent in our clinical practice. This is due to the increase in breast aesthetic surgeries at the beginning of the century, where breast augmentation using silicone implants was the main intervention performed. Generally, studies that discuss the complications of breast implants are restricted to reports of intra- or extra-capsular ruptures, contractures and haematomas. Currently, much importance has been given to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) as a more severe complication related to silicone implants...
August 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693908/pathology-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-facts-misconceptions-and-practical-tips-for-pathologists
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Deepali Jain, Subha Ghosh, Lucileia Teixeira, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay
Most pathologists are familiar with the microscopic features of tuberculosis and the need to examine special stains for acid-fast bacteria (AFB) in cases of granulomatous lung disease. However, misconceptions do exist, including the concept that finding AFB in "caseating granulomas" confirms the diagnosis of tuberculosis. This dogma is attributable to the high prevalence of tuberculosis in many countries, as well as unfamiliarity with the microscopic spectrum of non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease. This review aims to provide surgical pathologists with practical tips to identify AFB, illustrate the histologic overlap between pulmonary tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung disease, and highlight the importance of cultures in this setting...
June 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688125/novel-ex-vivo-training-model-for-free-hand-insertion-using-a-double-bending-peroral-direct-cholangioscope
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Sakiko Tsukamoto Naito, Takao Itoi, Kenjiro Yamamoto, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shujiro Tsuji, Reina Tanaka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Shuntaro Mukai, Yukitoshi Matsunami, Yasutsugu Asai, Yuichi Nagakawa, Nobuhito Ikeuchi, Atsushi Sofuni
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Several experts of direct peroral videocholangioscopy (D-PVCS) using a conventional ultraslim endoscope have reported its usefulness for the diagnosis and therapy of biliary tract diseases. We have additionally developed a dedicated double-bending D-PVCS (DBD-PVCS) technique for free-hand scope insertion. In this study, we developed an ex-vivo training model for the free-hand DBD-PVCS technique and compared it with the technique using a conventional ultraslim endoscope...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685257/budd-chiari-syndrome-hepatic-venous-outflow-tract-obstruction
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REVIEW
Dominique-Charles Valla
BACKGROUND: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare disease characterized by hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction (HVOTO). METHODS: Recent literature has been analyzed for this narrative review. RESULTS: Primary BCS/HVOTO is a result of thrombosis. The same patient often has multiple risk factors for venous thrombosis and most have at least one. Presentation and etiology may differ between Western and certain Eastern countries. Myeloproliferative neoplasms are present in 40% of patients and are usually associated with the V617F-JAK2 mutation in myeloid cells, in particular peripheral blood granulocytes...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682861/right-femoral-pathological-fracture-caused-by-primary-bone-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-case-report
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Yatong Li, Xiongfei Zou, Xiaoyan Chang, Xiao Chang, Shengfang Sun, Baozhong Zhang
RATIONALE: Epithelioid angiosarcoma (EAS) is an extremely rare malignant disease, which accounts no more than 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas. In this article, we would report a new case of EAS with multiple bone destruction and right femoral pathological fracture, which was an even rarer manifestation of EAS. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case, a 64-year-old man with right femoral fracture was reported. He had suffered from a progressive low back pain for about 8 months, and the imaging examinations prompted a multiple bone destruction in his vertebra and lower limbs...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680629/an-isolated-traumatic-fracture-of-the-malleus-handle
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Sertac Yetiser
Traumatic fracture of the malleus handle without tympanic membrane perforation is a rare incidence. Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss can only be confirmed with manipulation of the ossicles under sedation as computerized tomography is not informative. We present a 39-year-old lady with Q-tip injury when she get sudden phone call.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675622/early-radiological-intervention-and-haematology-screening-is-associated-with-excellent-outcomes-in-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Allison Mo, Adam Testro, Janine French, Marcus Robertson, Peter Angus, Andrew Grigg
BACKGROUND: Budd Chiari Syndrome (BCS) is a rare and life-threatening disorder, resulting from thrombosis of the hepatic veins. Various treatments including pharmacological, radiological and surgical interventions have been used. AIM: We aimed to retrospectively describe our institution's experience with management of patients with BCS. RESULTS: Between 2000 and 2012, 27 patients with primary BCS presented with a median Rotterdam score of 1...
July 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652665/application-of-novel-magnified-single-balloon-enteroscopy-for-a-patient-with-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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Masaki Murata, Shigeki Bamba, Kenichiro Takahashi, Hirotsugu Imaeda, Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Ryoji Kushima, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Akira Andoh
We present a case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) in which the entire intestine was observed using a prototype of magnifying single-balloon enteroscope (SIF Y-0007, Olympus). CCS is a rare, non-familial gastrointestinal polyposis with ectodermal abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing magnified intestinal lesions of CCS. A 73-year-old female visited our hospital with complaints of diarrhea and dysgeusia. The blood test showed mild anemia and hypoalbuminemia. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy revealed diffuse and reddened sessile to semi-pedunculated polyps, resulting in the diagnosis of CCS...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643813/-polymyalgia-rheumatica-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-issues-of-an-apparently-straightforward-disease
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Ciro Manzo, Dario Camellino
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory disease characterized by aching and stiffness in the girdles, which affects typically people over 50 years old and could overlap with giant cell arteritis (GCA) in about 15-20% of cases. Although the diagnosis of PMR is usually considered straightforward, clinicians facing this disease should be aware of its atypical manifestations, which can hamper the correct identification of PMR and, conversely, should be aware of other diseases which may present with polymyalgic features...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
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REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625811/intra-operative-radiological-diagnosis-of-a-tip-roll-over-electrode-array-displacement-using-fluoroscopy-when-electrophysiological-testing-is-normal-the-importance-of-both-techniques-in-cochlear-implant-surgery
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Octavio Garaycochea, Raquel Manrique-Huarte, Manuel Manrique
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622551/tips-and-tricks-to-optimize-mri-protocols-for-cutaneous-vascular-anomalies
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REVIEW
Mark D Mamlouk, Andrew D Nicholson, Daniel L Cooke, Christopher P Hess
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) serves as the principal imaging modality to diagnose and plan treatment for children with cutaneous vascular anomalies. While routine MRI protocols can lead to the correct diagnosis in the majority of cases, the imaging appearances can sometimes be nonspecific or confusing, yielding more than one possible diagnosis. This review highlights specific MRI sequence recommendations and scanning tips that can optimize the imaging protocol to increase diagnostic confidence.
May 31, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620847/faster-more-reproducible-desi-ms-for-biological-tissue-imaging
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Jocelyn Tillner, Vincen Wu, Emrys A Jones, Steven D Pringle, Tamas Karancsi, Andreas Dannhorn, Kirill Veselkov, James S McKenzie, Zoltan Takats
A new, more robust sprayer for desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) mass spectrometry imaging is presented. The main source of variability in DESI is thought to be the uncontrolled variability of various geometric parameters of the sprayer, primarily the position of the solvent capillary, or more specifically, its positioning within the gas capillary or nozzle. If the solvent capillary is off-center, the sprayer becomes asymmetrical, making the geometry difficult to control and compromising reproducibility...
June 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615052/intravenous-misplacement-of-the-nephrostomy-catheter-following-percutaneous-nephrostolithotomy-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
#20
Weijin Fu, Zhanbin Yang, Zhibin Xie, Haibiao Yan
BACKGROUND: Intravenous misplacement of a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL) is very rare in clinical experiences. This report summarizes the characteristics and management of intravenous misplacement. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two uncommon cases of intravenous nephrostomy catheter misplacement after PCNL from among 4220 patients who underwent PCNL between January 2009 and December 2015. The tip of the tube was located in the inferior vena cava in one case and in the renal vein in the other...
June 14, 2017: BMC Urology
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