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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525589/bone-marrow-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Emilie Chalayer, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Jacques Ninet, Stephane Durupt, Jacques Tebib, Bouchra Asli, Olivier Lambotte, Martine Ffrench, Christian Vasselon, Pascal Cathébras
BACKGROUND: Besides peripheral cytopenias, bone marrow abnormalities, such as fibrosis, pure red cell aplasia, and aplastic anemia have been reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), suggesting that bone marrow may be a target organ in SLE. Our objective was to describe this bone marrow involvement. METHODS: This registry is a nationwide retrospective study. Centers provided data concerning medical history, SLE manifestations, type of hematologic disorder, treatments and outcome...
May 19, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524837/complications-following-radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jin-Fen Wang, Tao Wu, Kun-Peng Hu, Wen Xu, Bo-Wen Zheng, Ge Tong, Zhi-Cheng Yao, Bo Liu, Jie Ren
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review examined whether radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe treatment modality for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library database were searched for articles that (a) targeted human beings and (b) had a study population with BTNs that were confirmed by fine-needle aspiration cytology and/or core needle biopsy. STUDY SELECTION: Thirty-two studies relating to 3409 patients were included in this systematic review...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521652/case-report-patient-with-unexplained-high-fever-and-pancytopenia
#4
Kelly De Schuyter, Tom Lodewyck
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: We present a case of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), giving insight in how to establish diagnosis and start appropiate treatment. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old male presented at the emergency ward with high fever and pancytopenia. Repeat bone marrow aspirates showed hemophagocytosis. Extensive work-up with exclusion of other infectious and malignant diseases, eventually lead us to the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis...
May 19, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520902/early-acquisition-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-colonization-and-potential-association-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-newborn-infants
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Pilar Rojas, Vicente Friaza, Elisa Garcia, Carmen de la Horra, Sergio L Vargas, Enrique J Calderón, Antonio Pavón
Background: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a well-recognized lung disease of premature and malnourished babies. Even though, serologic studies have shown that children are exposed to Pneumocystis jirovecii early in life the epidemiology of human P. jirovecii infection and the host-microorganism relationship in infancy remain poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of P. jirovecii colonization in preterm infants and its possible association with medical complications...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516981/botulinum-toxin-therapy-functional-silencing-of-salivary-disorders
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A Lovato, D A Restivo, G Ottaviano, G Marioni, R Marchese-Ragona
Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium botulinum, an anaerobic bacterium. BTX therapy is a safe and effective treatment when used for functional silencing of the salivary glands in disorders such as sialoceles and salivary fistulae that may have a post-traumatic or post-operative origin. BTX injections can be considered in sialoceles and salivary fistulae after the failure of or together with conservative treatments (e.g. antibiotics, pressure dressings, or serial aspirations)...
April 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510461/underlying-causes-of-persistent-and-recurrent-pneumonia-in-children-at-a-pulmonary-referral-hospital-in-tehran-iran
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Mohammad Reza Bolursaz, Ferial Lotfian, Hossein Ali Ghaffaripour, Maryam Hassanzad
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on recurrent or persistent pneumonia in children, particularly in the developing world. This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study of children with recurrent or persistent pneumonia admitted to the Pediatric Department of Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Children under 18 years of age, who were admitted to the hospital with pneumonia between 2007 and 2013, were investigated to find out the prevalence of recurrent and persistent pneumonia and to recognize their underlying diseases...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504504/-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-and-multiple-hormonal-deficiency-an-unusual-association-clinical-case
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Víctor M Mora-Bautista, Víctor Mendoza-Rojas, Gustavo A Contreras-García
Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a genetic disease characterized by distinctive facial features, failure to thrive, microcephaly and several malformations associated. Its main endocrinological features are anomalies of the genitalia. We present a 13-year-old boy, who suffered from complicated aspiration pneumonia and showed Cornelia de Lange syndrome phenotype, with global developmental delay, suction-swallowing abnormalities, short stature and abnormal genitalia associated. His bone age was delayed, so he underwent full endocrinological panel...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501135/impact-of-hernia-volume-on-pulmonary-complications-following-complex-hernia-repair
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Elwin H H Mommers, Johannes A Wegdam, Sander van der Wolk, Simon W Nienhuijs, Tammo S de Vries Reilingh
BACKGROUND: Despite a multitude of evidence-based prediction models and risk factors for postoperative complications after ventral hernia repair, estimating a patient's risk of postoperative complications after ventral hernia repair remains challenging. In an attempt to improve the preoperative assessment of complex hernia patients, some studies have examined pulmonary changes after hernia repair hypothesizing that large hernias lead to pulmonary changes and increased pulmonary complication rates...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499308/outcome-of-neonates-with-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-at-the-university-hospital-of-the-west-indies-jamaica-a-resource-limited-setting
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L Panton, H Trotman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491449/metastatic-pulmonary-carcinomas-in-cats-feline-lung-digit-syndrome-further-variations-on-a-theme
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Elizabeth Thrift, Chris Greenwell, Audra-Lynne Turner, Andrea M Harvey, Donna Maher, Richard Malik
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: The aim of this retrospective case series was to describe seven cases where cats with primary lung tumours were presented because of metastases to extra-pulmonary sites ('feline lung-digit syndrome'). Specifically, we wanted to emphasise less typical case descriptions where tumour emboli resulted in lesions developing in the musculature (including the muscles of the head), skin or distal aorta. RELEVANCE AND NOVEL INFORMATION: The cases are presented to increase clinical awareness of this entity in feline practice, especially when characteristic combinations of clinical signs are present...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489771/chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-infection-associated-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-and-extra-nodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-in-an-18-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Yawei Xing, Junwen Yang, Guanghui Lian, Shuijiao Chen, Linlin Chen, Fujun Li
RATIONALE: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) associated with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) and extra-nodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (ENKL) is a rare life-threatening disorder. This disease is easily misdiagnosed because of its varied presentations. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 18-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with a history of edema in the lower limbs and intermittent fever lasting for more than 1 month. At admission, she had severe liver injury of unknown etiology...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488614/safety-and-efficacy-of-therapeutic-membrane-plasmapheresis-in-the-treatment-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-from-india
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Sanjay Vikrant, Surinder Thakur, Ashok Sharma, Dalip Gupta, Sudhir Sharma
BACKGROUND: Reports on therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) with the standard hemodialysis equipment are scarce, particularly from developing countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of safety and efficacy of membrane-based TPE with a standard hemodialysis equipment for the treatment of severe Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) was conducted. RESULTS: A total of 120 TPE sessions were performed in 31 GBS patients over a period of 5½ years...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473083/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-radiologic-management-of-mesenteric-ischemia
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Nicholas Fidelman, Ali F AbuRahma, Brooks D Cash, Baljendra S Kapoor, M-Grace Knuttinen, Jeet Minocha, Paul J Rochon, Colette M Shaw, Charles E Ray, Jonathan M Lorenz
Mesenteric vascular insufficiency is a serious medical condition that may lead to bowel infarction, morbidity, and mortality that may approach 50%. Recommended therapy for acute mesenteric ischemia includes aspiration embolectomy, transcatheter thrombolysis, and angioplasty with or without stenting for the treatment of underlying arterial stenosis. Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia may respond to transarterial infusion of vasodilators such as nitroglycerin, papaverine, glucagon, and prostaglandin E1. Recommended therapy for chronic mesenteric ischemia includes angioplasty with or without stent placement and, if an endovascular approach is not possible, surgical bypass or endarterectomy...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460244/late-onset-cardiomyopathy-as-presenting-sign-of-attr-a45g-amyloidosis-caused-by-a-novel-ttr-mutation-p-a65g
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Sebastiaan H C Klaassen, Henny H Lemmink, Johan Bijzet, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Reinhard Bos, Wouter Plattel, Maarten P van den Berg, Riemer H J A Slart, Hans L A Nienhuis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Bouke P C Hazenberg
OBJECTIVE: The clinical description of a novel TTR gene mutation characterized by a late onset amyloid cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 78-year-old man of Dutch origin with recent surgery for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was admitted to our hospital because of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (55%). Cardiac ultrasound showed thickened biventricular walls, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging also showed late gadolinium enhancement...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456514/respiratory-distress-in-term-neonates-in-low-resource-settings
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REVIEW
Sindhu Sivanandan, Ramesh Agarwal, Amanpreet Sethi
Most neonatal deaths worldwide occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Respiratory distress is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. The epidemiology of respiratory distress among term neonates who constitute the vast majority of births is under reported. The scarcely available data from LMICs suggest an incidence of 1.2% to 7.2% among term live births and greater morbidity compared to that in high-income countries. Pneumonia and meconium aspiration syndrome are the predominant causes among outborn neonates, but next only to transient tachypnea among inborn neonates...
April 26, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454406/carcinoid-syndrome-from-a-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-pancreas-without-liver-metastases-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nikolaos Zavras, Demetrios Schizas, Nikolaos Machairas, Vasileia Damaskou, Nikolaos Economopoulos, Anastasios Machairas
A carcinoid tumor of the pancreas (CTP) is a rare pancreatic neoplasm, and usually presents with carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS consists of the classic symptom triad of cutaneous flushing, diarrhea and valvular disease, and occurs in the majority of patients with liver metastases. In the present study, the patient presented with symptoms of CS. A diagnosis of CTP with CS was suspected due to high levels of urine 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid, and this was confirmed by a fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Computed tomography showed extended lymphadenopathy, but no liver metastases...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451002/-costal-metastasis-revealing-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mamadou Ngoné Gueye, Gnagna Diouf, Daouda Dia, Awa Boye, Thierno Fall, Jean Louis Diémé, Oumar Ba, Mouhamadou Mbengue
Esophageal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Its severity is linked to delayed diagnosis which is most often made once a cancer has metastasized, in Africa. Costal metastases are rare. We report a case of a 38-year old Senegalese patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower esophagus with lytic metastases to the ribs. Mrs. TD, aged 38, was admitted with painful swelling in right hemithorax associated with weight loss. The patient also reported mechanical dysphagia evolving during 4 months which had not motivated consultation...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450200/aerosolized-tobramycin-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Yohei Migiyama, Susumu Hirosako, Kentaro Tokunaga, Emi Migiyama, Takahiro Tashiro, Katsuyuki Sagishima, Hidenobu Kamohara, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Hirotsugu Kohrogi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa has a high mortality and recurrence rate, especially in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Therefore, new therapeutic strategies against severe pneumonia are needed. This study evaluated the efficacy of aerosolized tobramycin for P. aeruginosa VAP in ARDS patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on patients who developed VAP caused by P. aeruginosa during the course of ARDS at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Kumamoto University Hospital...
April 24, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427745/how-to-approach-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-prevention-plan-and-prudence
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REVIEW
Younsuck Koh
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is typically manifested by refractory hypoxemia with high mortality. A correct diagnosis is the first step to achieve better outcomes. An early intervention to manage modifiable risk factors of ARDS development and the avoidance of aggravating factors that increase disease severity and progression should be carefully addressed. A management plan is necessary at an early stage of ARDS to determine the level of intensive care. It should be carefully decided which therapeutic measures should be performed depending on the patient׳s underlying clinical condition...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
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