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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317561/introduction-to-clinical-microbiology-for-the-general-dentist
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REVIEW
Thomas E Rams, Arie J van Winkelhoff
Clinical oral microbiology may help dental professionals identify infecting pathogenic species and evaluate their in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility. Saliva, dental plaque biofilms, mucosal smears, abscess aspirates, and soft tissue biopsies are sources of microorganisms for laboratory testing. Microbial-based treatment end points may help clinicians better identify patients in need of additional or altered dental therapies before the onset of clinical treatment failure, and help improve patient oral health outcomes...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302449/is-laparoscopic-appendectomy-feasible-for-complicated-appendicitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Man-Cheng Yu, Yao-Jun Feng, Wei Wang, Wei Fan, Hong-Tao Cheng, Juan Xu
BACKGROUND: laparoscopic appendectomy(LA) has proved to be a safe alternative to open appendectomy(OA) in uncomplicated appendicitis; however, the feasibility of LA for complicated appendicitis(CA) has not been conclusively determined. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and safety of LA for CA through a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and web of Science was performed for eligible studies published from the inception of the databases to January 2016...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299215/intra-abdominal-actinomycosis-mimicking-malignant-abdominal-disease
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Ali Ridha, Njideka Oguejiofor, Sarah Al-Abayechi, Emmanuel Njoku
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infectious disease, caused by gram positive anaerobic bacteria, that may appear as an abdominal mass and/or abscess (Wagenlehner et al. 2003). This paper presents an unusual case of a hemodynamically stable 80-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with 4 weeks of worsening abdominal pain and swelling. He also complains of a 20-bound weight loss in 2 months. A large tender palpable mass in the right upper quadrant was noted on physical exam. Laboratory studies showed a normal white blood cell count, slightly decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit, and mildly elevated total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299015/endogenous-nocardial-endophthalmitis-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-a-serious-warning-of-an-underlying-life-threatening-and-blinding-disorder
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Hemant Trehan, Jaya Kaushik, Vaibhav Kumar Jain, Jitendra Kumar Singh Parihar, Abhijit Avasthi
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral endogenous nocardial endophthalmitis with central nervous system involvement in an immunocompromised individual with an extremely poor outcome. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old man with a history of long-term, prescribed oral steroid use for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis presented with profound bilateral vision loss. Patient's diagnosis of bilateral endogenous nocardial endophthalmitis was delayed. Nocardia was finally isolated from a brain biopsy after a repeat magnetic resonance imaging revealed a brain abscess...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294507/exophthalmos-due-to-sterile-neutrophilic-dermatosis-in-a-dog
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Emily K Sharpe, Jessica M Meekins, Mary Bagladi-Swanson, Amy J Rankin
An 8-year-old castrated male Bichon Frise was presented to the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center for evaluation of unilateral right-sided exophthalmos, suspected secondary to a retrobulbar abscess. The dog had acutely developed right-sided periorbital swelling, exophthalmos with pain on retropulsion, as well as multiple cutaneous exudative plaques on the feet and tail base. On ophthalmic examination, the dog also exhibited mild left-sided exophthalmos with decreased, nonpainful retropulsion. Orbital ultrasound and CT were performed to evaluate the extent of bilateral orbital disease...
March 14, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286386/brain-abscess-potentially-resulting-from-odontogenic-focus-report-of-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Masaya Akashi, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Junya Kusumoto, Shungo Furudoi, Kohkichi Hosoda, Takahide Komori
INTRODUCTION: Odontogenic foci can rarely cause intracranial infection. Hematogenous spread is considered to be the most important pathophysiological mechanism of intracranial infection of odontogenic origin. To investigate the oral origin of intracranial infections, oral surgeons should understand the underlying mechanisms by which oral bacteria spread to the central nervous system. However, there have been very few reports of intracranial infection resulting from odontogenic infection...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273061/neanderthal-behaviour-diet-and-disease-inferred-from-ancient-dna-in-dental-calculus
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Laura S Weyrich, Sebastian Duchene, Julien Soubrier, Luis Arriola, Bastien Llamas, James Breen, Alan G Morris, Kurt W Alt, David Caramelli, Veit Dresely, Milly Farrell, Andrew G Farrer, Michael Francken, Neville Gully, Wolfgang Haak, Karen Hardy, Katerina Harvati, Petra Held, Edward C Holmes, John Kaidonis, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Marco de la Rasilla, Antonio Rosas, Patrick Semal, Arkadiusz Soltysiak, Grant Townsend, Donatella Usai, Joachim Wahl, Daniel H Huson, Keith Dobney, Alan Cooper
Recent genomic data have revealed multiple interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans, but there is currently little genetic evidence regarding Neanderthal behaviour, diet, or disease. Here we describe the shotgun-sequencing of ancient DNA from five specimens of Neanderthal calcified dental plaque (calculus) and the characterization of regional differences in Neanderthal ecology. At Spy cave, Belgium, Neanderthal diet was heavily meat based and included woolly rhinoceros and wild sheep (mouflon), characteristic of a steppe environment...
March 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271435/adalimumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-a-giant-pelvic-paraganglioma-after-chemotherapy
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Tsutomu Mizoshita, Masashi Ando, Hiroyuki Sagawa, Yoshinori Mori, Takahito Katano, Keiji Ozeki, Satoshi Tanida, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Takaya Shimura, Eiji Kubota, Hiromi Kataoka, Takeshi Kamiya, Takashi Joh
A 23-year-old man was diagnosed with a giant pelvic paraganglioma in September 2013, and a 6-month chemotherapy course was performed. The chemotherapy resulted in stable disease of the tumor for about 1 year. However, in April 2015, the patient complained of fever and diarrhea of more than ten times a day. Endoscopy showed serpiginous (snake-like) ulcers in the cecum, ascending, descending, and sigmoid colons, with granulomas without caseation histologically. The patient was diagnosed with the active stage of Crohn's disease (CD) in June 2015...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267044/mutations-in-interleukin-10-receptor-and-clinical-phenotypes-in-patients-with-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-chinese-veo-ibd-collaboration-group-survey
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Zhiheng Huang, Kaiyue Peng, Xiaoqin Li, Ruiqin Zhao, Jieyu You, Xiuyong Cheng, Zhaoxia Wang, Ying Wang, Bingbing Wu, Huijun Wang, Huasong Zeng, Zhuowen Yu, Cuifang Zheng, Yuesheng Wang, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-10 (IL10) signaling plays an important role in the pathogenesis of very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) in children. However, little is known about the role of the IL10 axis in children with VEO-IBD in China. METHODS: The Chinese VEO-IBD Collaboration Group was created to collect clinical and genetic data from patients deficient in IL10 and the IL10 receptor. High-throughput sequencing was performed to identify mutations in these genes...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260769/morbidity-and-mortality-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-five-year-experience-in-bangabandhu-sheikh-mujib-medical-university
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B C Das, A S Khan, N E Elahi, M S Uddin, B C Debnath, Z R Khan
Mortality and morbidity was assessed after adoption of a systematic care for patient with pancreatoduodenectomy starting from patient selection and preparation, operative technique, and postoperative care. In this prospective study seventy patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary carcinoma with curative intent between January 2010 and December 2014 were carefully analyzed prospectively. Patients were selected those who had ampullary carcinoma, lower bile duct carcinoma and small size carcinoma head of pancreas without local invasion and distant metastasis, and the patient who did not have any major disabling comorbid diseases...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251029/brucella-melitensis-as-causative-agent-for-neck-abscess-in-an-endemic-area
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Styliani Sarrou, Charalampos Skoulakis, Jiannis Hajiioannou, Efi Petinaki, Ioannis Bizakis
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease, is very common in the Mediterranean basin and a major concern in livestock areas. We present a rare case of a Brucella-caused abscess in the neck of a stock-breeder in an endemic Greek area. CASE REPORT: A 39-year-old male, living in the rural area of Thessaly, presented with a mass in the left area of his neck. Clinical examination and imaging tests revealed an abscess in the left sternocleidomastoid muscle. Sampling of the abscess by fine-needle aspiration yielded inflammatory fluid (17x10(3) cells/μL)...
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250361/a-patient-with-cystic-granuloma-trichophyticum-who-required-surgical-resection
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Takehiko Kaneko, Michiyo Kaneko
A 62-year-old male with numerous subcutaneous nodules in the lower extremities was referred to The University of Tokyo Hospital. The patient suffered from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), diabetes mellitus, and persisting hepatic dysfunction, and had been treated for SLE with oral prednisolone 20 mg/day and oral cyclosporine 3 mg/kg/day. The culture of scales collected from the patient's skin surface on Sabouraud's dextrose agar medium showed features of Trichophyton rubrum. Topically applied bifonazole cream was effective for tinea corporis, but oral griseofulvin 500 mg/day was discontinued after 2-month administration because of deteriorated liver function...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229239/same-day-discharge-after-incision-and-drainage-of-soft-tissue-abscess-in-diaper-age-children-is-safe-and-effective
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Ian C Glenn, Nicholas E Bruns, Domenic Craner, Alexander T Gibbons, Danial Hayek, Neil L McNinch, Oliver S Soldes, Todd A Ponsky
PURPOSE: Many pediatric centers admit patients following incision and drainage (I&D) of soft-tissue abscesses. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of the same-day discharge following I&D. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of children aged 3 months-4 years who underwent operative I&D of an abscess followed by same-day discharge. Patients receiving antibiotics within 2 weeks of presentation were excluded. Treatment failure was defined as readmission or repeat procedure related to the initial abscess...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228396/case-of-a-cerebral-abscess-caused-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-a-subject-with-periodontitis
#14
Frederic Van der Cruyssen, Koenraad Grisar, Honorine Maes, Constantinus Politis
We report the case of a 65-year-old man presenting with generalised seizures after developing a right frontal brain abscess. Stereotactic aspiration and subsequent matrix assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight analyzer (MALDI-TOF) spectrometry revealed Porphyromonas gingivalis as the only causative anaerobe microorganism. Secondary incision and drainage was required due to neurological deterioration with increased dimensions of the abscess, intracranial pressure and formation of a subdural occipitoparietal empyema...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196318/common-skin-conditions-in-children-skin-infections
#15
Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Skin infections account for a significant subset of dermatologic conditions of childhood. Common cutaneous viral infections in children include warts, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and herpes simplex. Although viral infections are self-limited and often only mildly symptomatic, they can cause anxiety, embarrassment, and health care use. Recognition of their common and atypical presentations is necessary to differentiate them from other skin conditions of similar morphology. Impetigo, cellulitis, and abscess comprise the majority of childhood bacterial skin infections and are treated with topical or systemic antibiotics that cover group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195616/clinical-features-and-management-of-subretinal-abscesses-secondary-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endogenous-endophthalmitis
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Jorge Fortun, Yasha S Modi, Angela Bessette, Jordan Heffez, Petros Carvounis, Daniel S Petkovsek, Nicholas G Anderson, Daniel Martin, Sunil Srivastava
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features, management, and immediate outcomes of patients with subretinal abscesses secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endogenous endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven eyes of seven patients were identified by retrospective chart review. Demographics, initial presentation, examination findings, imaging, cultures, treatments, and short-term outcomes were reviewed. RESULTS: Eleven eyes of seven patients presented with subretinal abscesses secondary to MRSA endogenous endophthalmitis...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181687/acupuncture-for-acute-hordeolum
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REVIEW
Ke Cheng, Andrew Law, Menghu Guo, L Susan Wieland, Xueyong Shen, Lixing Lao
BACKGROUND: Hordeolum is an acute, purulent inflammation of the eyelid margin usually caused by obstructed orifices of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid. The condition, which affects sebaceous glands internally or externally, is common. When the meibomian gland in the tarsal plate is affected, internal hordeolum occurs, while when the glands of Zeis or Moll associated with eyelash follicles are affected, external hordeolum, or stye occurs. The onset of hordeolum is usually self limited, and may resolve in about a week with spontaneous drainage of the abscess...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166091/oral-polyphosphate-suppresses-bacterial-collagenase-production-and-prevents-anastomotic-leak-due-to-serratia-marcescens-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Sanjiv K Hyoju, Robin E Klabbers, Melissa Aaron, Monika A Krezalek, Alexander Zaborin, Mara Wiegerinck, Neil H Hyman, Olga Zaborina, Harry Van Goor, John C Alverdy
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of polyphosphate on intestinal bacterial collagenase production and anastomotic leak in mice undergoing colon surgery. BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that anastomotic leak can be caused by intestinal pathogens that produce collagenase. Because bacteria harbor sensory systems to detect the extracellular concentration of phosphate which controls their virulence, we tested whether local phosphate administration in the form of polyphosphate could attenuate pathogen virulence and prevent leak without affecting bacterial growth...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157685/facial-actinomycosis-mimicking-a-cutaneous-tumor
#19
Adem Özkan, Adem Topkara, Ramazan Hakan Özcan
Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that commonly occurs in the cervicofacial region. Although Actinomcyes is an element of the normal oral flora, infections of the facial skin are very rare because of the entirely endogenous habitation of the organism. The authors report a case of facial actinomycosis, which mimicked a cutaneous tumor both clinically and surgically in a 44-year-old woman with chronic renal failure and Hepatitis C viral infection. The majority of cases can be treated with long-term antibiotics...
January 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118538/peficitinib-a-jak-inhibitor-in-combination-with-limited-conventional-synthetic-dmards-in-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mark C Genovese, Maria Greenwald, Christine Codding, Anna Zubrzycka-Sienkiewicz, Alan J Kivitz, Annie Wang, Kathyjo Shay, Xuegong Wang, Jay P Garg, Mario H Cardiel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of orally administered once-daily peficitinib in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in combination with limited conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (csDMARDs). METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized, phase IIb trial, patients with RA (N=289) were treated with peficitinib 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, or matching placebo once daily for 12 weeks. Primary endpoint was the percentage of patients achieving an American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 20% response at Week 12...
January 24, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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