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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238223/glucose-lowering-agents-for-treating-pre-existing-and-new-onset-diabetes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Clement Lo, Min Jun, Sunil V Badve, Helen Pilmore, Sarah L White, Carmel Hawley, Alan Cass, Vlado Perkovic, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and is often complicated by worsening or new-onset diabetes. Management of hyperglycaemia is important to reduce post-transplant and diabetes-related complications. The safety and efficacy of glucose-lowering agents after kidney transplantation is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for lowering glucose levels in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and have diabetes...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210742/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-174-l5-vertebral-superior-facet-osteoblastoma-ob
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Manickam Subramanian, Hong Chou, Kabilan Chokkappan, Wilfred Cg Peh
A 25-year-old man presented with chronic low back pain and occasional radiation to the right lower limb. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) of the lumbar spine showed an osteolytic expansile lesion with a central sclerotic nidus in the right superior facet of the L5 vertebra and surrounding marrow oedema. The diagnosis of osteoblastoma was made based on imaging findings and confirmed after CT-guided biopsy. Radiofrequency ablation of the lesion was successfully performed. The patient tolerated the procedure well and showed symptomatic relief...
February 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197794/therapeutic-options-in-refractory-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Sanket U Shah, Raj K Maturi
Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) results from alterations of several biochemical pathways in diabetic eyes. Centre-involving DMO is an important cause of visual loss in diabetes. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents are now the mainstay of centre-involving DMO treatment. Oedema that does not achieve optimal response to these agents occurs in a sizeable proportion of eyes and is called refractory or persistent DMO. Management of refractory DMO is challenging. In this paper, the pathophysiology of DMO, and the definitions used in various studies are summarised...
February 15, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155296/paraquat-intoxication-and-associated-pathological-findings-in-three-dogs-in-south-africa
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June H Williams, Zandri Whitehead, Erna Van Wilpe
Paraquat is a bipyridylium non-selective contact herbicide commonly used worldwide. When ingestion occurs by humans and animals either accidentally, intentionally or maliciously, paraquat selectively accumulates in the lungs resulting in the production of oxygen-free radicals, causing membrane damage and cell death. Intoxicated subjects typically show progressive and fatal pulmonary haemorrhage, collapse and oedema. In individuals surviving the acute phase, pulmonary fibrosis develops. Gastrointestinal-, renal- and central nervous system clinical signs may also occur...
November 9, 2016: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152546/a-phase-1-dose-escalation-and-expansion-study-of-binimetinib-mek162-a-potent-and-selective-oral-mek1-2-inhibitor
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Johanna C Bendell, Milind Javle, Tanios S Bekaii-Saab, Richard S Finn, Zev A Wainberg, Daniel A Laheru, Colin D Weekes, Benjamin R Tan, Gazala N Khan, Mark M Zalupski, Jeffrey R Infante, Suzanne Jones, Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, Anthony W Tolcher, Renae E Chavira, Janna L Christy-Bittel, Emma Barrett, Amita Patnaik
BACKGROUND: Binimetinib (MEK162; ARRY-438162) is a potent and selective oral MEK 1/2 inhibitor. This phase 1 study determined the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles, and preliminary anti-tumour activity of binimetinib in patients with advanced solid tumours, with expansion cohorts of patients with biliary cancer or KRAS- or BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer. METHODS: Binimetinib was administered twice daily. Expansion cohorts were enroled after MTD determination following a 3+3 dose-escalation design...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114974/a-misdiagnosed-case-of-osteoid-osteoma-of-the-talus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Huan He, Hailin Xu, Hao Lu, Yu Dang, Wei Huang, Qing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a common benign bone tumour that is rarely found in the talus. Its nidus is difficult to detect on early imaging. The atypical symptoms of OO and the presence of concurrent trauma or sports injuries may lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. We herein analyse a case of misdiagnosis of OO of the talus and discuss how to improve the early diagnosis of this rare lesion, thereby permitting rapid treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23-year-old man with a history of left ankle sprains and chronic pain was diagnosed with another ankle sprain and managed conservatively based on normal X-ray findings...
January 23, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104284/-fabry-disease
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F Stephan, R Haber
Fabry disease, also known as Anderson-Fabry disease or angiokeratoma corporis diffusum universale, is an X-linked recessive form of sphingolipidosis caused by total or partial deficiency of the lysosomal hydrolase, alpha-galactosidase A. From the youngest age, it results in a gradual ubiquitous build-up of glycosphingolipids that are not degraded by the missing enzyme. Cutaneous, neurological, nephrologic, cardiac, gastrointestinal, ophthalmological, respiratory, cochleovestibular and haematological involvement are responsible for increased mortality and significant impairment of quality of life in subjects affected by the disease...
February 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103831/demographics-of-patients-receiving-intravitreal-anti-vegf-treatment-in-real-world-practice-healthcare-research-data-versus-randomized-controlled-trials
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F Ziemssen, N Feltgen, F G Holz, R Guthoff, A Ringwald, T Bertelmann, A Wiedon, C Korb
BACKGROUND: While randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are based on strict inclusion/exclusion criteria, non-interventional studies (NISs) might provide additional information to guide management in patients more representative to the real-world setting. The aim of this study was to compare baseline characteristics of patients receiving intravitreal treatment in the NIS OCEAN with those from published RCTs. METHODS: The ongoing OCEAN study enrolled patients treated with ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), diabetic macular oedema (DME) or branch/central retinal vein occlusion (B/CRVO)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094639/chronic-heart-failure-part-1-pathophysiology-signs-and-symptoms
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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. 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. This is the first of two articles on chronic heart failure, and outlines the pathophysiology of the condition, its causes, assessment, and signs and symptoms. Part 2 will discuss the treatment and management of the condition, including pharmacological strategies, device implantation, lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
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
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