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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145245/case-reports-about-an-overlooked-cause-of-neck-pain-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-longus-colli-case-reports
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Yeong-Jin Kim, Jae-Young Park, Ki-Young Choi, Bong-Ju Moon, Jung-Kil Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Case description. OBJECTIVE: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is a rare clinical entity that causes severe neck pain. This entity is not well recognized due to its nonspecific presentation such as acute neck pain, neck stiffness, and odynophagia. The importance of this disease with a review of the literature is presented. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an inflammatory condition caused by deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite in the superior oblique tendon fibers of the longus colli muscle...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140934/response-of-symptomatic-persistent-chronic-disseminated-candidiasis-to-corticosteroid-therapy-in-immunosuppressed-pediatric-patients-case-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vered Shkalim-Zemer, Itzhak Levi, Salvador Fischer, Hannah Tamary, Joanne Yakobovich, Gali Avrahami, Gil Gilad, Sara Elitzur, Isaac Yaniv, Ronit Elhasid, Michal Manistersky, Itamar Shalit
BACKGROUND: Chronic disseminated candidiasis (CDC) is a severe invasive fungal infection principally observed during neutrophil recovery in patients with acute leukemia treated with intensive chemotherapy. Its pathophysiology remains unclear. We describe the management of six children with symptomatic CDC who did not respond to antifungal therapy. METHODS: The databases of the hematology-oncology departments of two tertiary pediatric medical centers were searched for all patients diagnosed with CDC from 2003 to 2015 who responded to corticosteroids after failing antifungal therapy...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132551/vonoprazan-treatment-improves-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Satoshi Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osawa, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
The effects of vonoprazan, a new potassium-competitive acid blocker, on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptom are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of vonoprazan on GERD and associated gastrointestinal symptoms. We retrospectively reviewed 88 Helicobacter pylori negative patients with GERD treated with vonoprazan 10 mg daily. Symptoms were evaluated using the Izumo scale, which reflects quality of life related to various abdominal symptoms. The rates of improvement and resolution of GERD symptoms were 86% (76/88) and 57% (50/88), respectively...
December 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130734/the-rare-lateral-cuneo-cuboid-coalition-a-case-report
#4
Kevin Renner, Eric So, Amanda Quisno, Daniel Logan
BACKGROUND: Tarsal coalitions typically occur at the talocalcaneal or calcaneonavicular joints. Common findings are pain, limited range of motion, and a pes planus deformity. METHODS: The focus of this case report will include the presentation, imaging, treatment, and outcomes for a 21-year-old female diagnosed with a rare lateral cuneo-cuboid coalition with chronic pain. Clinical and radiographic examinations, typically utilized to diagnose the common coalition, were unremarkable...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127852/social-interaction-and-pain-an-arctic-expedition
#5
Per Block, Lauren C Heathcote, Stephanie Burnett Heyes
Complex human behaviour can only be understood within its social environment. However, disentangling the causal links between individual outcomes and social network position is empirically challenging. We present a research design in a closed real-world setting with high-resolution temporal data to understand this interplay within a fundamental human experience - physical pain. Study participants completed an isolated 3-week hiking expedition in the Arctic Circle during which they were subject to the same variation in environmental conditions and only interacted amongst themselves...
November 8, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126979/ropivacaine-and-bupivacaine-prevent-increased-pain-sensitivity-without-altering-neuroimmune-activation-following-repeated-social-defeat-stress
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Caroline M Sawicki, January K Kim, Michael D Weber, Brant L Jarrett, Jonathan P Godbout, John F Sheridan, Michelle Humeidan
Mounting evidence indicates that stress influences the experience of pain. Exposure to psychosocial stress disrupts bi-directional communication pathways between the central nervous system and peripheral immune system, and can exacerbate the frequency and severity of pain experienced by stressed subjects. Repeated social defeat (RSD) is a murine model of psychosocial stress that recapitulates the immune and behavioral responses to stress observed in humans, including activation of stress-reactive neurocircuitry and increased pro-inflammatory cytokine production...
November 7, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125442/long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jennifer Hong, Jared M Pisapia, Zarina S Ali, Austin J Heuer, Erin Alexander, Gregory G Heuer, Eric L Zager
OBJECTIVE Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is an uncommon compression syndrome of the brachial plexus that presents with pain, sensory changes, and motor weakness in the affected limb. The authors reviewed the clinical presentations and outcomes in their series of pediatric patients with surgically treated nTOS over a 6-year period. METHODS Cases of nTOS in patients age 18 years or younger were extracted for analysis from a prospective database of peripheral nerve operations. Baseline patient characteristics, imaging and neurophysiological data, operative findings, and outcomes and complications were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124392/tracking-the-evolutionary-pathway-of-sex-chromosomes-among-fishes-characterizing-the-unique-xx-xy1y2-system-in-hoplias-malabaricus-teleostei-characiformes
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Ezequiel Aguiar de Oliveira, Alexandr Sember, Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo, Cassia Fernanda Yano, Tariq Ezaz, Orlando Moreira-Filho, Terumi Hatanaka, Vladimir Trifonov, Thomas Liehr, Ahmed Basheer Hamid Al-Rikabi, Petr Ráb, Hugmar Pains, Marcelo de Bello Cioffi
The Neotropical fish, Hoplias malabaricus, is one of the most cytogenetically studied fish taxon with seven distinct karyomorphs (A-G) comprising varying degrees of sex chromosome differentiation, ranging from homomorphic to highly differentiated simple and multiple sex chromosomes. Therefore, this fish offers a unique opportunity to track evolutionary mechanisms standing behind the sex chromosome evolution and differentiation. Here, we focused on a high-resolution cytogenetic characterization of the unique XX/XY1Y2 multiple sex chromosome system found in one of its karyomorphs (G)...
November 9, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123659/-why-me-the-problem-of-chronic-pain-after-surgery
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Patricia Lavand'homme
Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) has become a health priority and is scheduled to be included in the upcoming version of the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11). Recent studies on CPSP show unchanged prevalence despite progress made in fundamental research about underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. Nevertheless, clinical research has allowed better understanding of some CPSP aspects such as the development of neuropathic CPSP. Actually, some improvements are ongoing such as a refined definition and the assessment of CPSP in vulnerable populations, for example, paediatric patients...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123420/concurrent-musculoskeletal-and-soft-tissue-pain-in-the-upper-extremity-can-affect-the-treatment-and-prognosis-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-redefining-a-common-condition
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Reynaldo P Lazaro, Thomas S Eagan
Objective: To demonstrate the importance of recognizing and separating nonmedian nerve-related symptoms from those related to median nerve compression at the carpal tunnel. Methods: The records of 80 patients, aged 31-82 years (39 males and 41 females), who had undergone median nerve decompression using open and endoscopic release surgery, were reviewed. Peripheral electrodiagnostic studies were performed in all patients prior to surgery. Those whose nonmedian nerve-related symptoms, also known as musculoskeletal and soft tissue pain and tenderness, persisted postoperatively, were referred to another electrodiagnostic study to reassess the median nerve function at the carpal tunnel...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121139/atypical-fibroxanthoma-arising-within-erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-scalp
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Jeffrey D Cizenski, Ramsay S Farah
We describe a painful atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) arising in a setting of erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp. Complete excision was curative and also was associated with resolution of pain and clearance of the erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp. We review the diagnosis and management of AFX and discuss the role of actinic damage in this process.
September 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117827/tuberculosis-of-the-elbow-region-in-pediatric-age-group-experiences-from-a-single-centre
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Anil Agarwal, Anuj Rastogi
BACKGROUND: Clinical series of tuberculosis of elbow region in children are few. The purpose of our study was to retrospectively review the presentation, healing response and functional results of 30 children. METHODS: The pretreatment disease presentation was studied from patient's case records. Serial radiographs of the patients were studied to see remineralization and healing of radiological lesions. For elbow's functional evaluation, pain, range of motion and recurrence were observed at final follow up...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117822/patient-reported-outcome-following-ulnotriquetral-ligament-split-tear-repair
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Camelia Qian Ying Tang, Sean Wei Hong Lai, Geraldine Leow, Shian Chao Tay
BACKGROUND: While the clinical presentation and mechanism of injury of ulnotriquetral (UT) ligament split tear had been well described, there has been no other studies that has reported on the outcome of a UT ligament repair. This study aims to look at the patient-reported outcomes following UT ligament split tear repair. METHODS: 18 wrists (13 right and 5 left) in 17 patients (12 males and 5 females, mean age 25.0 ± 8.4 years, range 16-50 years) who had UT ligament split tear and undergone surgical repair between November 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively analysed...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116946/spinal-cord-injury-by-direct-damage-during-ct-guided-c7-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-case-report
#16
Min Cheol Chang
Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) under the guidance of computed tomography (CT) can offer great anatomical resolution and precise needle placement in the axial plane. However, some complications, including blood pressure surge, allergic reactions, vasovagal syncope, and cerebral infarct, have been reported after CT-guided cervical TFESI. We report the first case of iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) during a CT-guided cervical TFESI. A 67-year-old woman, upon receiving TFESI on Lt...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111586/an-unusual-case-of-feline-acute-corneal-hydrops-atypical-disease-presentation-and-possible-in%C3%A2-vivo-detection-of-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-in-the-cat-s-unaffected-eye
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Brittany N Schlesener, Erin M Scott, Lucien V Vallone
A 1-year-old, female spayed, domestic shorthair cat presented for blepharospasm of the right eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination showed focal corneal ulceration and presumptive keratomalacia of the right eye. Examination of the left eye was normal apart from a focal endothelial opacity. Within the first 24 h of medical management, the right eye developed marked corneal edema and globular anterior protrusion of the corneal surface consistent with feline acute corneal hydrops (FACH). Surgical management consisted of a bridge conjunctival graft, nictitating membrane flap, and temporary tarsorrhaphy...
November 7, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110705/pneumomediastinum-following-a-prolonged-second-stage-of-labor-an-emphasis-on-early-diagnosis-and-conservative-management-a-case-report
#18
Stephanie Whelan, Matthew Kelly
BACKGROUND: Esophageal rupture is an extremely rare condition to occur to a pregnant or postnatal woman. Esophageal ruptures have been previously described in the literature; however, they are most common in the setting of hyperemesis gravidarum. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes a 27-year-old white woman who began complaining of central chest pain and shortness of breath 3 hours after a normal vaginal delivery, with no history of vomiting antenatally or intrapartum...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110188/percutaneous-balloon-compression-for-persistent-or-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-after-microvascular-decompression-personal-experience-of-28-patients
#19
Wu Xu, Chengrong Jiang, Chen Yu, Weibang Liang
The objective of this study is to investigate the long-term effects of percutaneous balloon compression (PBC) for treating persistent or recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) after microvascular decompression (MVD). The clinical features, surgical findings, outcomes, and complications of 28 patients underwent PBC for TN in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital between April 2011 and March 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. All the patients had received MVD before but they did not get cured or the symptom relapsed during follow-up...
November 6, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109876/debut-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-concomitant-with-administration-of-sublingual-immunotherapy
#20
Jacob Juel
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is an often debilitating condition characterised by retrograde flow of content from stomach into the oesophagus, where the low pH of the stomach acid irritates the mucosa of the oesophagus. The most dominant symptoms in GORD are pyrosis, regurgitation, and dysphagia. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was first described in 1986. Following this description, the use has greatly increased in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, as an alternative to subcutaneously administered immunotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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