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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...
October 11, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913439/retinitis-pigmentosa-associated-cystoid-macular-oedema-pathogenesis-and-avenues-of-intervention
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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...
December 2, 2016: 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891381/post-colonoscopy-ischaemic-colitis-in-a-patient-without-risk-factors-for-colon-ischemia-a-case-report
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Dattatray Balasaheb Solanke, Nirav Madhukant Pipaliya, Alisha Nitin Chaubal, Meghraj Ananda Ingle, Prabha Dilip Sawant
Ischaemic colitis is the most common form of intestinal ischaemia and is more common in the elderly and in the people having risk factors for colonic ischaemia. Colonoscopy procedure itself is a rare cause of ischaemic colitis. Fewer than 20 cases of ischaemic colitis caused by colonoscopy procedure have been reported in the english literature till date. This patient presented to us within hours of routine colonoscopy with rectal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. On repeat colonoscopy, the patient had mucosal oedema and ulcerations in the descending colon and sigmoid colon...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887978/mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-reversible-splenial-lesion-mers-due-to-dengue-virus
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Choong Yi Fong, Mi Mi Ko Khine, Alan Basil Peter, Wei Kang Lim, Faizatul Izza Rozalli, Kartini Rahmat
A 14-year-old girl presented with encephalopathy, delirium and ophthalmoplegia following a 3day history of high-grade fever. Brain MRI on day 6 of illness showed diffusion restricted ovoid lesion in the splenium of corpus callosum. Dengue virus encephalitis was diagnosed with positive PCR for dengue virus type-2 in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid. She made a complete recovery from day 10 of illness. Repeat brain MRI on day 12 of illness showed resolution of the splenial lesion. Serial diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) showed normal fractional anisotropy values on resolution of splenial lesion indicating that MERS was likely due to transient interstitial oedema with preservation of white matter tracts...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886183/fingolimod-therapeutic-mechanisms-and-ocular-adverse-effects
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REVIEW
P Mandal, A Gupta, W Fusi-Rubiano, P A Keane, Y Yang
Fingolimod is an oral immunomodulating drug used in the management of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). We aim to review the published literature on ocular manifestations of fingolimod therapy and their possible underlying mechanisms. The therapeutic effects of fingolimod are mediated via sphingosine receptors, which are found ubiquitously in various organs, including lymphoid cells, central nervous system, cardiac myocytes, and smooth muscle cells. Fingolimod-associated macular oedema (FAME) is the most common ocular side effect but retinal haemorrhages and retinal vein occlusion can occur...
November 25, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884858/hemicraniectomy-versus-medical-treatment-with-large-mca-infarct-a-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paul Alexander, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Reed Siemieniuk, Neera Bhatnagar, Yaping Chang, Yutong Fei, Yuqing Zhang, Shelley McLeod, Kameshwar Prasad, Gordon Guyatt
OBJECTIVE: Large middle cerebral artery stroke (space-occupying middle-cerebral-artery (MCA) infarction (SO-MCAi)) results in a very high incidence of death and severe disability. Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) for SO-MCAi results in large reductions in mortality; the level of function in the survivors, and implications, remain controversial. To address the controversy, we pooled available randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that examined the impact of DHC on survival and functional ability in patients with large SO-MCAi and cerebral oedema...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880060/neurogenic-pulmonary-oedema-complicating-traumatic-posterior-fossa-extradural-haematoma-case-report-and-review
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Ajay Hegde, G Lakshmi Prasad, Priyanka Kini
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary oedema is accumulation of fluid in the lung air spaces and interstitia. Neurogenic pulmonary oedema (NPE) is a potentially life-threatening condition which has been noted in head injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and others. Timely management is crucial to achieve good outcome; however, no specific guidelines have been defined. METHODS: A 33-year female involved in a motor vehicular accident had a GCS of 14/15 and CT scan showed a moderate-sized unilateral posterior fossa extradural haematoma (PFEDH)...
November 23, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874261/outcome-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-for-retinoblastoma-and-its-influencing-factors-a-retrospective-study
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Miaojuan Chen, Hua Jiang, Jing Zhang, Gang Shen, Yizhou Jiang, Haibo Li, Zhenyin Liu
PURPOSE: Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) has become an essential technique for the treatment of advanced and relapsed intra-ocular retinoblastoma. The outcome of IAC for retinoblastoma is influenced by a variety of medical and non-medical factors. In this study, we aimed to examine the outcome of IAC and determine the factors influencing clinical outcome. METHODS: A total of 107 eyes of 73 patients with retinoblastoma undergoing IAC between January 2011 and April 2013 were retrospectively reviewed for clinical outcomes...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873213/is-management-of-hyperglycaemia-in-acute-phase-stroke-still-a-dilemma
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REVIEW
C Savopoulos, G Kaiafa, I Kanellos, A Fountouki, D Theofanidis, A I Hatzitolios
INTRODUCTION: Close monitoring of blood glucose levels during the immediate post-acute stroke phase is of great clinical value, as there is evidence that the risk of neurological deterioration is associated with both hyper- and hypoglycaemia. The aim of this review paper is to summarise the evidence on post-stroke blood glucose management and its impact on clinical outcomes, during the early post-acute stage. FINDINGS: Post-stroke hyperglycaemia has been associated with increased cerebral oedema, haemorrhagic transformation, lower likelihood of recanalisation and deteriorating neurological state...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866432/maternal-cardiac-haemodynamics-in-severe-pre-eclampsia-complicated-by-acute-pulmonary-oedema-a-review
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I Bhorat, D P Naidoo, J Moodley
AIM: To establish alterations in maternal cardiac haemodynamics and function using electrocardiography and echocardiography in severe pre-eclampsia complicated by acute pulmonary oedema. METHODS: An extensive literature search including any research articles, randomised control trials, observational study, case report or expert or consensus statement pertaining to severe pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, hypertensive crises of pregnancy, pulmonary oedema, maternal cardiac haemodynamics, Holter monitoring and maternal echocardiography was done...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833450/the-era-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-drugs-in-ophthalmology-vegf-and-anti-vegf-therapy
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REVIEW
Dorota Pożarowska, Piotr Pożarowski
Angiogenesis is a clue process for tissue development and function, both in normal and pathological conditions. This process is regulated by multiple molecular systems. One of the most potent is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor (VEGFR) system. Members of this family are involved in new vessel formation in embryogenesis and maturation, as well as in reparative or pathological reactions in later stages. They play a substantial role in regeneration, inflammation, wound healing, as well as in cancer pathology...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822726/comparative-validation-of-abdominal-ct-models-that-predict-need-for-surgery-in-adhesion-related-small-bowel-obstruction
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Phillip F Yang, Dean P Rabinowitz, Shing W Wong, Maroof A Khan, Robert C Gandy
INTRODUCTION: Adhesion-related small-bowel obstruction (ASBO) can be managed without surgery in selected patients. The aim of this study was to validate three previously published computed tomography (CT) models that predict need for surgery. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with ASBO admitted to a tertiary referral hospital between November 2009 and April 2015 was conducted. Data on clinical variables were extracted from medical records. CT signs were assessed by a radiologist who was blinded to whether or not the patients required surgery...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814432/pharmacomechanical-thrombectomy-for-iliofemoral-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Lindsay Robertson, Olivia McBride, Anne Burdess
BACKGROUND: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) occurs in approximately one in 1000 adults every year, and has an annual mortality of 14.6%. In particular, iliofemoral DVT can lead to recurrent thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), a painful condition which can lead to chronic venous insufficiency, oedema, and ulceration. It causes significant disability, impaired quality of life, and economic burden. Early thrombus removal techniques have been advocated in patients with an iliofemoral DVT in order to improve vein patency, prevent valvular dysfunction, and reduce future complications, such as post-thrombotic syndrome and venous ulceration...
November 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804194/mycobacterium-ulcerans-in-the-daintree-2009-2015-and-the-mini-epidemic-of-2011
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Christina M Steffen, Helen Freeborn
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) is the third most common mycobacterial disease in humans, with presentations ranging from self-limiting skin nodules and ulcers to aggressive infiltrative infections with extensive oedema, fat and skin necrosis. The two foci in Australia are in Victoria and Far North Queensland. We present the 2009-2015 case series for the Queensland focus with special reference to the 2011 spike of 64 cases. METHODS: This case series is based on a combination of prospectively and retrospectively collected data on 95 confirmed cases of M...
November 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790518/adult-idiopathic-renal-vein-thrombosis-mimicking-acute-pyelonephritis
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Arpan Choudhary, Prasenjit Majee, Rupesh Gupta, Supriyo Basu, Ranjit Kumar Das
Renal Vein Thrombosis (RVT) is a rarely encountered condition. It occurs due to a hypercoagulable state in the body, caused by nephrotic syndrome and membranous nephropathy in the adults. Mode of presentation is variable. In chronic form, it may remain silent for a long time and presenting later with symptoms of pedal oedema, varicocele, proteinuria. In acute state, it manifests as flank pain, nausea or haematuria. We present a case of 25-year-old male, with left sided flank pain, haematuria and nausea for 4 days...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790495/acute-right-heart-failure-in-a-patient-with-right-heart-thrombus-and-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#19
Mohammad Mostafa Ansari-Ramandi, Samaneh Ansari-Ramandi, Nasim Naderi
Right Heart Thrombus (RiHT) management is really controversial, and appropriate guidelines are not present for the management. In patients referring with RiHT and Pulmonary Embolism (PE), there are three ways of managing these patients. Out of the three, one is thrombectomy, which is with high risk taking in mind the comorbidities these patients have. The other is using thrombolytic which, in many cases is contraindicated or with high risk. The other less effective way is full anticoagulation. It is really controversial to choose between these ways of management and no clear approach is present...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790461/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-indazole-and-its-derivatives
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Chakrapani Cheekavolu, M Muniappan
INTRODUCTION: The inflammatory response is closely intertwined with the process of repair. However in some diseases the inflammatory response may be exaggerated and sustained without apparent benefit and even with severe adverse complications. For decades, we have been primarily relying upon Nonsteroidal (NSAID) and Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory agents for management of various inflammatory conditions. However, adverse effects of these drugs are severe which often leads to patient's non-compliance with inadequate relief...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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