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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239263/percutaneous-mechanical-thrombectomy-combined-with-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-in-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-and-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-novel-one-stop-endovascular-strategy
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Bing Liu, MingYuan Liu, LiHong Yan, JunWei Yan, Jiang Wu, XueFei Jiao, MingJin Guo
Objective This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) combined with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (LEDVT). Methods In total, 20 consecutive patients with APE and LEDVT were prospectively selected for PMT combined with CDT. Mechanical thrombus fragmentation and aspiration using a pigtail rotation catheter followed by CDT was performed in each patient...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231146/comparison-of-two-naloxone-regimens-in-addicted-methadone-overdosed-patients-a-clinical-trial-study
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Navid Khosravi, Nasim Zamani, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Ali Ostadi, Mitra Rahimi, Ali Kabir
BACKGROUND: Methadone toxicity is one of the major causes of death in opioid dependent individuals. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare two different protocols for naloxone in terms of reversal of overdose and frequency of complications in opioid-dependent methadone-intoxicated patients. METHODS: One-hundred opioid-dependent patients with signs/symptoms of methadone overdose were included. The patients were consecutively assigned into Tintinalli (group 1) or Goldfrank regimen protocol (group 2) of naloxone administration...
December 11, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230286/asthma-mimic-case-report-and-literature-review-of-vocal-cord-nodule-associated-with-wheezing
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Muhammad Kashif, Tushi Singh, Ahsan Aslam, Misbahuddin Khaja
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, usually characterized by chronic airway inflammation. Various clinical conditions can mimic asthma, such as foreign body aspiration, subglottic stenosis, congestive heart failure, diffuse panbronchiolitis, aortic arch anomalies, reactive airway dysfunction syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, retrosternal goiter, vocal cord tumors, other airway tumors, and vocal cord dysfunction. Upper airway obstruction can be a life-threatening emergency. Here, we present the case of a 58-year-old female with recurrent hospital visits for wheezing and exacerbations of asthma, who was later found to have a vocal cord nodule confirmed to be squamous cell carcinoma, which was mimicking like asthma...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221484/the-impacts-of-baseline-ventilator-parameters-on-hospital-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-treated-with-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Meng-Yu Wu, Yu-Sheng Chang, Chung-Chi Huang, Tzu-I Wu, Pyng-Jing Lin
BACKGROUND: Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a valuable life support in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients. However, the success of VV-ECMO is known to be influenced by the baseline settings of mechanical ventilation (MV) before its institution. This study was aimed at identifying the baseline ventilator parameters which were independently associated with hospital mortality in non-trauma patients receiving VV-ECMO for severe ARDS. METHODS: This retrospective study included 106 non-trauma patients (mean age: 53 years) who received VV-ECMO for ARDS in a single medical center from 2007 to 2016...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219011/meconium-aspiration-syndrome-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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Cláudia Patrícia Lourenço Oliveira, Filipa Flôr-de-Lima, Gustavo Marcondes Duarte Rocha, Ana Paula Machado, Maria Hercília Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors and predictors of severity associated with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) in the patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study including newborns admitted, between 2005 and 2015, with a diagnosis of MAS. RESULTS: Of the newborns admitted to the NICU, 0.66% were diagnosed with MAS. These had higher prevalence of caesarean delivery (p < .001), nonreassuring or abnormal cardiotocography (CTG) (p < ...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218325/protection-of-meconium-induced-lung-epithelial-injury-by-protease-inhibitors
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C Ota, I Gopallawa, V Ivanov, I H Gewolb, B D Uhal
Earlier work form this laboratory showed that exposure of alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) to meconium caused significant cell detachment and that meconium-induced detachment of cells was prevented by a protease inhibitor cocktail. Therefore, it was hypothesized that protease inhibitors might protect AEC monolayers against meconium-induced collapse of epithelial barrier function both in vitro and in vivo. To investigate this theory in vitro, albumin flux was measured across cultured, confluent monolayers of human type II derived cell line A549 on microporous filter inserts...
2017: Journal of Lung, Pulmonary & Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214694/myelodysplastic-syndromes-2018-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
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Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Guillermo Garcia-Manero
DISEASE OVERVIEW: The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a very heterogeneous group of myeloid disorders characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias and increased risk of transformation to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). MDS occurs more frequently in older males and in individuals with prior exposure to cytotoxic therapy. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis of MDS is based on morphological evidence of dysplasia upon visual examination of a bone marrow aspirate and biopsy. Information obtained from additional studies such as karyotype, flow cytometry or molecular genetics is usually complementary and may help refine diagnosis...
January 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212102/-conservative-treatment-of-an-aseptic-abscess-syndrome-with-splenic-abscesses-in-crohn-s-disease
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Thomas Göbel, Jutta Rauen-Vossloh, Hubert Georg Hotz, Andree Boldt, Andreas Erhardt
A 24-year old woman with a history of Crohn's disease developed bloody diarrhea and multiple abdominal abscesses, daily fever, leukocytosis, and elevated CRP several months after her immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine was stopped. Recurrent abscess punctures did not detect any pathogenic germs and neither clinical nor serological response was achieved by administration of different antimicrobial therapies. Additionally, new splenic abscesses arose despite ongoing therapy. Under the suspicion of the rare aseptic abscess syndrome, representing an auto-inflammatory, extra-intestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease, the antimicrobial therapy was stopped and an intravenous therapy with prednisolone was initiated...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211671/pharmacomechanical-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Suresh Vedantham, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Jim A Julian, Susan R Kahn, Michael R Jaff, David J Cohen, Elizabeth Magnuson, Mahmood K Razavi, Anthony J Comerota, Heather L Gornik, Timothy P Murphy, Lawrence Lewis, James R Duncan, Patricia Nieters, Mary C Derfler, Marc Filion, Chu-Shu Gu, Stephen Kee, Joseph Schneider, Nael Saad, Morey Blinder, Stephan Moll, David Sacks, Judith Lin, John Rundback, Mark Garcia, Rahul Razdan, Eric VanderWoude, Vasco Marques, Clive Kearon
BACKGROUND: The post-thrombotic syndrome frequently develops in patients with proximal deep-vein thrombosis despite treatment with anticoagulant therapy. Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (hereafter "pharmacomechanical thrombolysis") rapidly removes thrombus and is hypothesized to reduce the risk of the post-thrombotic syndrome. METHODS: We randomly assigned 692 patients with acute proximal deep-vein thrombosis to receive either anticoagulation alone (control group) or anticoagulation plus pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (catheter-mediated or device-mediated intrathrombus delivery of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and thrombus aspiration or maceration, with or without stenting)...
December 7, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206944/the-direct-and-indirect-effects-of-kisspeptin-54-on-granulosa-lutein-cell-function
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L A Owens, A Abbara, A Lerner, S O'floinn, G Christopoulos, S Khanjani, R Islam, K Hardy, A C Hanyaloglu, S A Lavery, W S Dhillo, S Franks
STUDY QUESTION: What are the in vivo and in vitro actions of kisspeptin-54 on the expression of genes involved in ovarian reproductive function, steroidogenesis and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in granulosa lutein (GL) cells when compared with traditional triggers of oocyte maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: The use of kisspeptin-54 as an oocyte maturation trigger augmented expression of genes involved in ovarian steroidogenesis in human GL cells including, FSH receptor (FSHR), LH/hCG receptor (LHCGR), steroid acute regulatory protein (STAR), aromatase, estrogen receptors alpha and beta (ESR1, ESR2), 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (3BHSD2) and inhibin A (INHBA), when compared to traditional maturation triggers, but did not alter markers of OHSS...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205115/the-overlap-between-binge-eating-behaviors-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-an-etiological-integrative-model
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Chiara Paganini, Gregory Peterson, Vasilis Stavropoulos, Isabel Krug
Studies indicate that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) features (e.g. insulin instability, food cravings, overproduction of androgens and menstrual irregularities) associate with increased appetite, impaired impulse control and feelings of body dissatisfaction. Counter intuitively, binge eating behaviors have been shown to reinforce PCOS symptomatology, precipitating concurrently body dissatisfaction, weight gain, insulin instability and overproduction of androgens. The present systematic literature review aspires to investigate the relationship between binge eating, in the broader context of eating disorder behaviors, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), taking into account shared characteristics between EDs (Eating Disorders) and PCOS...
December 4, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204652/effect-of-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-infants-with-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Aakash Pandita, Srinivas Murki, Tejo Pratap Oleti, Baswaraj Tandur, Sai Kiran, Sachin Narkhede, Amrut Prajapati
Importance: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) as a primary respiratory therapy in meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) has not been studied extensively. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure, when applied in newborns with MAS, may resolve atelectasis by sufficiently expanding partially obstructed small airways and stabilizing the collapsing terminal airways to enhance oxygen exchange. Objective: To compare NCPAP vs standard care in neonates with moderate to severe respiratory failure due to MAS in reducing the need for invasive ventilation...
December 4, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200699/metastatic-epithelioid-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-a-known-case-of-neurofibromatosis-1-cytomorphological-appearance-and-critical-analysis-of-immunohistochemistry
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Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Ravindra Kumar Saran, Deepak Ghuliani, Lalit Garg, Abhijit Das
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are rare soft tissue tumors commonly arising from nerve roots in the extremities with a predilection in neurofibromatosis (NF) patients. MPNSTs are known to behave aggressively, with worse prognosis in nonresectable cases, and a 5-year survival of about 52% and 15% in resectable and unresectable cases, respectively. Although cytological diagnosis in a known case of NF-1 is possible, however, in the absence of any associated syndrome in a sporadic case, it is very challenging to accurately diagnose this tumor...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200370/anesthesia-for-a-patient-with-excessive-supragastric-belching
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Michelle Wong
Excessive supragastric belching is rarely described in the anesthesia literature. Anesthesia planning of a 26-year-old patient with excessive supragastric belching, history of superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), and dental anxiety requires preoperative assessment. This case report outlines the anesthetic considerations and the management to facilitate comprehensive dentistry. Key anesthetic considerations include anxiolysis, aspiration risk reduction, total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193804/primary-cutaneous-aspergillosis-mimicking-malignancy-a-rare-presentation-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Rachana Chaturvedi, Ashvini Kolhe, Kirti Pardeshi, Leena Naik, Shashir Wanjare
Aspergillus species are ubiquitous opportunistic molds that cause both allergic and invasive syndromes. A 65-year-old female, farmer by occupation, presented with left upper limb and trunk swelling for one year, associated with pain, tightening of skin, and vesicles with watery discharge. Local examination showed a diffuse swelling extending from left arm to forearm and lateral chest wall associated with edema, induration, and raised temperature. The swelling was firm to hard with superficial skin ulcers and black eschar...
November 30, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190192/suspected-zonisamide-related-anticonvulsant-hypersensitivity-syndrome-in-a-cat
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Audrey Collinet, Veronique Sammut
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old neutered male domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for sudden onset of cluster seizures. CLINICAL FINDINGS At an emergency clinic, the cat had hyperimmunoglobulinemia and thrombocytopenia. On referral, treatment with levetiracetam, zonisamide, and phenobarbital initially provided good control of cluster seizure activity (attributable to epilepsy of unknow origin). Two weeks later, assessments revealed that serum phenobarbital concentration was within the ideal range but serum zonisamide concentration exceeded the recommended therapeutic range...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179504/risk-factors-associated-with-fatality-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Yuxin Chen, Bei Jia, Yong Liu, Rui Huang, Junhao Chen, Chao Wu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is an emerging life-threatening infectious disease identified in 2009. Given high case-fatality rate among patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, identification of the risk factors at acute phase associated with fatality is crucial for treatment. Therefore, we aimed to meta-analytically evaluate risk factors of fatal clinical outcome of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. 238 fatal cases and 873 non-fatal cases from 12 studies were included in this meta-analysis...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177592/hyperandrogenemia-and-ovarian-reserve-in-patients-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome-type-1-and-2-potential-influences-on-ovarian-stimulation
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Melanie Henes, Ludmila Jurow, Andreas Peter, Birgitt Schoenfisch, Florin Andrei Taran, Markus Huebner, Harald Seeger, Sara Yvonne Brucker, Kristin Katharina Rall
PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyze the hormone profiles, to detect the rate of hyperandrogenemia and to investigate the potential effect of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) on ovarian reserve, as reflected by the serum Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels. Clinical implications were analyzed by including our own experiences with three patients after ovarian stimulation in preparation for uterus transplantation. METHODS: Serum samples of 100 patients with MRKHS (50 patients with MRKHS type 1 and 50 with type 2) were analyzed and compared to 50 individually age-matched healthy controls...
November 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175085/ventilator-management-and-respiratory-care-after-cardiac-arrest-oxygenation-ventilation-infection-and-injury
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Nicholas J Johnson, David J Carlbom, David F Gaieski
Return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest results in a systemic inflammatory state called the post-cardiac arrest syndrome, characterized by oxidative stress, coagulopathy, neuronal injury, and organ dysfunction. Perturbations in oxygenation and ventilation may exacerbate secondary injury after cardiac arrest, and have been shown to be associated with poor outcome. Further, patients who suffer cardiac arrest are at risk for a number of other pulmonary complications. Up to 70% of patients experience early infection after cardiac arrest, and the respiratory tract is the most common source...
November 21, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157308/characterization-of-the-upper-and-lower-respiratory-tract-microbiota-in-piedmontese-calves
#20
Isabella Nicola, Francesco Cerutti, Elena Grego, Iride Bertone, Paola Gianella, Antonio D'Angelo, Simone Peletto, Claudio Bellino
BACKGROUND: The microbiota of the bovine upper respiratory tract has been recently characterized, but no data for the lower respiratory tract are available. A major health problem in bovine medicine is infectious bronchopneumonia, the most common respiratory syndrome affecting cattle. With this study, we used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize and compare the microbial community composition of the upper and lower respiratory tracts in calves. RESULTS: The microbiota of the upper (nasal swab [NS]) and the lower (trans-tracheal aspiration [TTA]) respiratory tracts of 19 post-weaned Piedmontese calves with (8/19) and without (11/19) clinical signs of respiratory disease, coming from six different farms, was characterized by 16S rRNA gene metabarcoding...
November 21, 2017: Microbiome
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