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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088340/the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-techniques-in-evaluation-and-management-of-the-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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REVIEW
Jessica Day, Sandy Patel, Vidya Limaye
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important tool in the evaluation of neuromuscular disorders. MRI accurately demonstrates muscle oedema, atrophy, subcutaneous pathology and fatty infiltration and also highlights the distribution of muscle involvement. This review examines the role of MRI in evaluation of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), a heterogeneous group of autoimmune conditions characterised by muscle inflammation and a variety of extra-muscular manifestations. MRI has a clear role in aiding diagnosis of these conditions, guiding muscle biopsy, differentiating subtypes of IIM using a pattern-based approach, and monitoring disease activity in a longitudinal fashion...
November 5, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075307/chronic-heart-failure-part-2-treatment-and-management
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Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. There have been considerable advances in the management of chronic heart failure; however, the mortality rate remains high. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. The management of chronic heart failure aims to improve the patient's quality of life by reducing symptoms and supporting the patient to manage their condition...
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062882/anaphylaxis-in-children-experience-of-485-episodes-in-1-272-482-patient-attendances-at-a-tertiary-paediatric-emergency-department-from-2007-to-2014
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Sashikumar Ganapathy, Zaw Lwin, Daniel Ha Ting, Lynette Sh Goh, Shu Ling Chong
Introduction: Anaphylaxis is a predominantly childhood disease. Most of the literature on anaphylaxis has emerged from Western countries. This study aimed to describe the incidence, triggers and clinical presentation of anaphylaxis among children in Singapore, look for predictors for anaphylaxis with severe outcomes, and study the incidence of biphasic reactions. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed records of children presenting with anaphylaxis to our paediatric emergency department from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2014...
December 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062421/intraoperative-oct-assisted-descemetopexy-with-stromal-vent-incisions-and-intracameral-gas-injection-for-case-of-non-resolving-descemet-s-membrane-detachment
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Archita Singh, Murugesan Vanathi, Suman Sahu, Saranya Devi
Descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) though uncommon in the present day scenario of advancing surgical techniques is a significant complication that requires prompt diagnosis and management. A middle-aged man presented to our hospital with poor gain of vision following cataract surgery. There was significant corneal oedema with DMD which was confirmed on anterior segment optical coherence tomography. We describe a modified continuous intraoperative-guided approach for the management of DMD in cases with oedematous hazy corneas...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050373/histopathologic-findings-in-autopsies-with-emphasis-on-interesting-and-incidental-findings-a-pathologist-s-perspective
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Sapna Patel, B R Rajalakshmi, G V Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Autopsy aids to the knowledge of pathology by unveiling the rare lesions which are a source of learning from a pathologist's perspective Some of them are only diagnosed at autopsy as they do not cause any functional derangement. This study emphasizes the various incidental lesions which otherwise would have been unnoticed during a person's life. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the spectrum of histopathological findings including neoplastic lesions related or unrelated to the cause of death...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018093/clinico-radiological-improvement-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-presented-with-scedosporium-apiospermum-osteomyelitis
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Rahul Mohan, T S Gopakumar
Scedosporium apiospermum is frequently found as a saprophyte in soil, sewage and contaminated water. Its manifestations in immunocompetent patients are usually localised and in immunodeficient patients, it causes invasive systemic diseases. We are reporting the case of a 40-year-old male, who presented with pain, oedema and multiple discharging sinuses over the lateral aspect of the left foot with history of thorn prick. On examination, there were multiple active sinuses with tenderness and local rise in temperature...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012104/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-for-the-treatment-of-cystoid-macular-oedema-associated-with-acute-retinal-necrosis
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Jyotirmay Biswas, Asra Ambreen, Rowayda Amin, Zahedur Rahman Pannu, Ahmed Magdy Bedda
BACKGROUND: Acute retinal necrosis is a rare but devastating ocular condition. We report two cases of acute retinal necrosis in immunocompetent patients, complicated by cystoid macular oedema and treated with intravitreal dexamethasone (OZURDEX®) implant. RESULTS: Two patients diagnosed with acute retinal necrosis were treated with intravenous acyclovir. Both of them developed cystoid macular oedema following resolution of viral retinitis. Ocular condition of the first patient was further complicated by central serous chorioretinopathy...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003989/descemet-s-membrane-detachments-post-cataract-surgery-a-management-paradigm
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Chameen Samarawickrama, Jacqueline Beltz, Elsie Chan
Descemet's membrane detachments (DMD) are relatively common after cataract surgery and most do not require any treatment. However, if large DMD are not treated appropriately, significant visual morbidity can ensue. We aim to develop a guideline for the management of DMD post cataract surgery based on a retrospective review of all cases encountered at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia over a 4-year period from 2010 to 2014. We suggest conservative management if the visual axis is not involved; however, after 3mo surgical intervention may be warranted to prevent corneal sequelae...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986736/efficacy-and-safety-of-wuling-san-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-upper-extremity-lymphoedema-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-trial
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Huiru Zhu, Zheng Peng, Meiyu Dai, Yan Zou, Fengxian Qin, Jifei Chen, Liuying Song, Baoyu He, Xiaolan Lv, Shengming Dai
INTRODUCTION: Breast-cancer-related upper extremity lymphoedema (BCUL), a common complication of mastectomy, can cause physical discomfort, psychological distress, cosmetic defects, functional disability and chronic recurrent erysipelas in the affected arm(s). It is a challenge to physicians involved in the management of these patients. Wuling San, a classic prescription in Traditional Chinese Medicine used in treating oedema for thousands of years, is reported by many Chinese journals to perform well in BCUL...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982000/gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-oro-dental-manifestations-part-1-crohn-s-disease
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C X W Tan, H S Brand, N K H de Boer, T Forouzanfar
Widely varying prevalence rates of oral lesions in patients with Crohn's disease have been reported, ranging from 0.5% to 37%. These manifestations may coincide with or precede intestinal symptoms. Oral manifestations can be classified as specific lesions, when macroscopic examination shows similar changes to those observed endoscopically in the intestine, and non-specific lesions including aphthous ulcerations. The most frequently observed oral lesions are oedema, ulcers and hyperplastic lesions on the buccal mucosa...
December 16, 2016: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979741/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-type-i-in-children-what-is-new
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REVIEW
P Lascombes, C Mamie
Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I), although first described by the French surgeon Ambroise Paré as far back as the 16th century, nevertheless remains shrouded in mystery. The most common symptoms are pain in an entire hand or foot, allodynia, functional impairment induced by the pain, local oedema and skin color changes and transient sweating abnormalities. Most cases occur after a minor injury (i.e., a sprain or fracture), although there may be no identifiable triggering event, particularly in children...
December 12, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974342/use-of-thromboelastography-in-the-management-of-liver-cirrhosis-and-accelerated-intravascular-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-aicf
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Thomas Joseph Peterson, Allison Margaret Brown Webb, Benjamin Samuel Vipler
In the presented case, the authors describe an obese middle-aged man that presented to the emergency department for persistent oedema, scleral icterus and fatigue. He was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with liver cirrhosis via transjugular liver biopsy. He continued to bleed from the biopsy site for 5 days from accelerated intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis (AICF) requiring multiple transfusions of packed red blood cells, fresh-frozen plasma and cryoprecipitate. The authors then used thromboelastography (TEG) to further characterise the patient's coagulopathy, which revealed platelet inhibition...
December 14, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974006/safety-and-effectiveness-of-therapeutic-magnetic-resonance-in-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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A Piaggesi, M Sambataro, C Nicoletti, C Goretti, E Lacopi, A Coppelli
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy and safety of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), the authors designed a prospective randomised controlled trial in three highly specialised diabetic foot clinics. METHOD: All the patients consecutively visited in a period of 18 months were screened according to the inclusion (presence of an ulcer >1 cm(2) in the foot lasting at least 6 weeks; ABPI>0.6; consent to participate in the study) and exclusion (Charcot's foot; local or systemic infections; chronic renal failure; any wearable electrically-driven life-supporting device) criteria...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942481/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-intrathecal-methotrexate-infusion-a-case-report-and-literature-update
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Efterpi Pavlidou, Evangelos Pavlou, Athanasia Anastasiou, Zoi Pana, Vasiliki Tsotoulidou, Maria Kinali, Emmanuel Hatzipantelis
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare clinical-radiological entity characterised by seizures, severe headache, mental status instability and visual disturbances. Hypertension is typically present. We report a case of a 13-year old boy with Burkitt lymphoma/leukaemia, who presented with posterior leukoencephalopathy 24 hours after intrathecal methotrexate (MTX) infusion. The child presented with headache, seizures, elevated blood pressure and gradual deterioration of his neurological status...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938454/cardiac-manifestations-of-congenital-lmna-related-muscular-dystrophy-in-children-three-case-reports-and-recommendations-for-care
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Felice Heller, Ivana Dabaj, Jean K Mah, Jean Bergounioux, Aben Essid, Carsten G Bönnemann, Anne Rutkowski, Gisèle Bonne, Susana Quijano-Roy, Karim Wahbi
Skeletal and cardiac muscle laminopathies, caused by mutations in the lamin A/C gene, have a clinical spectrum from congenital LMNA-related muscular dystrophy to later-onset Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy, and dilated cardiomyopathy. Although cardiac involvement is observed at all ages, it has only been well described in adults. We present the evolution of cardiac disease in three children with congenital muscular dystrophy presentation of LMNA-related muscular dystrophy. In this series, atrial arrhythmia was the presenting cardiac finding in all three patients...
December 12, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923162/comparison-of-different-osmotic-therapies-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vinoth K M Khandelwal, Prabhakar Singh, Tatiana Ravingerova, Marslin Gregory, Hardik Gandhi, Manu Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Inflammation in the affected region, increased intracranial pressure, consequent oedema and congestion contribute to the negative outcome of traumatic brain injury. Osmotic therapies are recommended for improvement in cognitive and motor functions. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of osmotic therapies in a mice model of traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Experimental closed head injury was performed in adult Swiss albino mice by the weight-drop method...
February 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913439/retinitis-pigmentosa-associated-cystoid-macular-oedema-pathogenesis-and-avenues-of-intervention
#17
REVIEW
S Strong, G Liew, M Michaelides
Hereditary retinal diseases are now the leading cause of blindness certification in the working age population (age 16-64 years) in England and Wales, of which retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the most common disorder. RP may be complicated by cystoid macular oedema (CMO), causing a reduction of central vision. The underlying pathogenesis of RP-associated CMO (RP-CMO) remains uncertain, however, several mechanisms have been proposed, including: (1) breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier, (2) failure (or dysfunction) of the pumping mechanism in the retinal pigment epithelial, (3) Müller cell oedema and dysfunction, (4) antiretinal antibodies and (5) vitreous traction...
January 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909609/emergency-difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-severe-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Ahmet Selim Özkan, Gülay Erdoğan Kayhan, Sedat Akbaş, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by vesiculobullous lesions with minimal trauma to the skin and mucous membranes. Bleeding, scar tissue, contractures, oedema and lesions that can spread throughout the body can cause a difficult airway and vascular access in patients with EB. Therefore, anaesthetic management in patients with EB is a major problem even for experienced anaesthesiologists. Herein, we report a case of difficult airway management in a patient diagnosed with severe EB who presented for emergency tracheostomy because of respiratory failure under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896896/presumed-tuberculous-uveitis-in-non-endemic-country-for-tuberculosis-case-series-from-a-new-zealand-tertiary-uveitis-clinic
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Ken K Ng, Mitzi Nisbet, Erika M Damato, Joanne L Sims
BACKGROUND: To describe the clinical spectrum of presumed tuberculous (TB) uveitis in a developed, non-endemic country of high immigrant population. DESIGN: Retrospective review of a consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS: All 39 patients diagnosed with presumed TB uveitis at the tertiary uveitis service in Auckland from 2007 to 2014. METHODS: Clinical chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics, risk factors, ophthalmic manifestations, management and outcome...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895359/awake-craniotomy-for-brain-tumours-in-pakistan-an-initial-case-series-from-a-developing-country
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Saad Akhtar Khan, Karim Rizwan Nathani, Badar Uddin Ujjan, Muhammad Danish Barakzai, Syed Ather Enam, Faraz Shafiq
Awake craniotomy offers safe resection of brain tumours in eloquent area. Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, recently started the programme in Pakistan, and the current study was planned to assess our experience of the first 16 procedures. The retrospective study comprised all such procedures done from November 2015 to May 2016. Pre-operative and post-operative variables were analysed. Of the 16 patients, 11(68.75%) were males and 5(31.25%) were females. The overall median age was 37 years (interquartile range[IQR]: 23-62 years)...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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