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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937378/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-nodular-fasciitis-like-stroma-a-rare-variant-with-distinctive-morphology
#1
Kavita Mardi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a common malignancy with multiple variants, some of which are rarely encountered in routine surgical pathology practice. PTC with exuberant nodular fasciitis-like stroma or PTC with fibromatosis-like stroma is one such variant. This tumor is characterized by an abundant stromal component with an intervening epithelial component with the typical morphologic features of PTC. We describe gross and histopathological features of this rare variant of papillary carcinoma in a 38-year-old female and review the literature...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934835/positive-prayer-sign-in-eosinophilic-fasciitis
#2
José Pardos-Gea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929031/procalcitonin-a-powerful-rescuer-on-surgical-floors
#3
EDITORIAL
Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Syeda Naqvi, Mariam Tariq
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but life-threatening medical and surgical emergency. It is characterized by necrosis of the soft tissue leaving the overlying tissue unaffected, which delays the diagnosis and treatment. Delay in recognition of the severity of necrotizing fasciitis might lead to serious morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of NF relies on strong clinical judgment, predictable by severe pain, erythema, and a presence of air under the skin, but all of them are not always present. Management of NF is prompt surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy...
July 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924140/linoleic-and-palmitoleic-acid-block-streptokinase-mediated-plasminogen-activation-and-reduce-severity-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection
#4
Katharina Rox, Rolf Jansen, Torsten G Loof, Christine M Gillen, Steffen Bernecker, Mark J Walker, Gursharan Singh Chhatwal, Rolf Müller
In contrast to mild infections of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections of GAS still pose a serious health hazard: GAS disseminates from sterile sites into the blood stream or deep tissues and causes sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis. In this case antibiotics do not provide an effective cure as the bacteria are capable to hide from them very quickly. Therefore, new remedies are urgently needed. Starting from a myxobacterial natural products screening campaign, we identified two fatty acids isolated from myxobacteria, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, specifically blocking streptokinase-mediated activation of plasminogen and thereby preventing streptococci from hijacking the host's plasminogen/plasmin system...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917068/group-a-streptococcal-bacteraemia-experience-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#5
Fawzyh J Al-Khadidi, Mohammed A AlSheheri, Tariq S AlFawaz, Mushira A Enani, Abdulaziz A AlAqeel, Dayel A AlShahrani
To identify clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and the outcome in patients with Group A Streptococcal bacteremia. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 33 pediatric and adult patients with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia, admitted at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2015. Results: Thirty-three patient records, documenting bacteremia with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, were reviewed. Approximately 51.5% were pediatric and 48.5% were adult patients, with a male to female ratio of 2:1...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911029/necrotizing-fasciitis-caused-by-genogroup-%C3%A3-neisseria-meningitidis
#6
V Moris, A Chapuis, D Guillier, G Jeudy, M Huther, N Auffret, L Piroth, M Blot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904688/cellulitis-in-aged-persons-a-neglected-infection-in-the-literature
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Anis Mzabi, Wafa Marrakchi, Zeineb Alaya, Fatma Ben Fredj, Amel Rezgui, Elyès Bouajina, Chedia Laouani Kechrid
Cellulitis is a frequent soft tissue and skin infection. The lower limbs are affected in 70 to 80% of cases. Cellulitis in aged persons is not yet well described in literature. A retrospective descriptive study conducted in the Internal Medicine Department of Sahloul hospital in Sousse in Tunisia. It included patients whose age was up to 65 years old admitted into hospital for cellulitis of the legs, the arms or the face. One hundred fifty eight patients with a mean age of 73 years old (range: 65 to 94 years old) were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903973/cranial-fasciitis-of-childhood-cfc-an-unusual-clinical-case-of-a-rare-disease
#8
Niki Zavras, Dimitri Poddighe
Cranial fasciitis of childhood (CFC) is a very uncommon tumour of the scalp, which is almost exclusively observed in the first years of life. It is a benign proliferation of fibroblasts, but its rapid growth rate may resemble a malignant disease. This disease may be suspected from clinical and radiological features, but a definitive diagnosis may be achieved only by pathological examination. We report a case whose onset was in late childhood and whose clinical and radiological characteristics were atypical.
September 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900682/treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
#9
Michael Z David, Robert S Daum
Staphylococcus aureus, although generally identified as a commensal, is also a common cause of human bacterial infections, including of the skin and other soft tissues, bones, bloodstream, and respiratory tract. The history of S. aureus treatment is marked by the development of resistance to each new class of antistaphylococcal antimicrobial drugs, including the penicillins, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, glycopeptides, and others, complicating therapy. S. aureus isolates identified in the 1960s were sometimes resistant to methicillin, a ß-lactam antimicrobial active initially against a majority S...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890412/complications-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-plantar-fasciitis-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
R L Roerdink, M Dietvorst, B V D Zwaard, H van der Worp, J Zwerver
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) seems to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF) and is assumed to be safe. No systematic reviews have been published that specifically studied the complications and side effects of ESWT in treating PF. Aim of this systematic review is therefore to evaluate the complications and side effects of ESWT in order to determine whether ESWT is a safe treatment for PF. METHODS: For this systematic review the databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane and Embase were used to search for relevant literature between 1 January 2005 and 1 January 2017...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885439/multiple-recurrent-fibromatosis-with-cranial-fasciitis-characteristics-in-a-pediatric-patient
#11
Rui Dai, Irene J Pien, David A Brown, Andre Marshall, Herbert E Fuchs, Jeffrey R Marcus
Cranial fasciitis is a rare, rapidly growing, but benign fibroblastic tumor of the skull that generally presents in childhood. Local resection or curettage of the affected bone is generally curative and the tumor is thought not to recur. Cranial fasciitis is distinguished by positive cytoplasmic and nuclear beta-catenin staining. Fibromatosis is a clonal myofibroblastic nonmalignant proliferation that generally demonstrates positive nuclear beta-catenin staining. In this report, the authors present a patient with fibromatosis with cranial fasciitis characteristics in a 2...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885209/investigation-of-the-acute-plantar-fasciitis-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-shear-wave-elastography-first-results
#12
Franz Josef Putz, Matthias G Hautmann, Miriam Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
BACKGROUND: The plantar fasciitis is a common disease with a high prevalence in public and a frequent cause of heel pain. OBJECTIVE: In our pilot study, we wanted to characterise the feasibility of shear-wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the assessment of the plantar fasciitis. METHODS: 23 cases of painful heels were examined by B-Mode ultrasound, Power Doppler (PD), shear wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound before anti-inflammatory radiation...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877787/acute-sigmoid-diverticulitis-presenting-as-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-thigh-and-retroperitoneum
#13
Nathan Eric Smith, Mark McKenney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877593/is-there-a-role-for-mri-in-plantar-heel-pain
#14
Muhammad Ali Fazal, Demetris Tsekes, Irshad Baloch
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing trend to investigate plantar heel pain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan though plantar fasciitis is the most common cause. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the role of MRI in patients presenting with plantar heel pain. METHODS: Case notes and MRI scans of 141 patients with a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were reviewed retrospectively. There were 98 females and 43 males patients. Fourteen patients had bilateral symptoms...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877051/presenting-features-of-extremity-necrotizing-fasciitis-in-the-pediatric-patient-a-case-control-analysis
#15
Thomas B Sullivan, Tracey P Bastrom, Nikolas Marino, Eric W Edmonds
This analysis sought to develop a tool for early differentiation between pediatric necrotizing fasciitis (NF) of the extremity and more benign infection. All diagnoses of extremity NF, cellulitis, and abscess from a single institution from 2009 to 2015 were included. Vitals and laboratory values were compared between cohorts using analysis of variance and decision tree analysis. NF was associated with thrombocytopenia, hyperthermia, tachycardia, and tachypnea. Decision tree analysis identified C-reactive protein more than 7...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875143/a-case-of-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-with-a-particularly-unfavourable-course-a-case-report
#16
Massimo Viviano, Alessandra Addamo, Serena Cocca
Bisphosphonates are drugs used to treat osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, including osteoporosis, Paget disease, multiple myeloma, cancer-related osteolysis, and malignant hypercalcemia. The use of these drugs has increased in recent years as have their complications, especially bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), which more frequently affects the mandible. Here we report a case of BRONJ with a particularly unfavorable course due to cervical inflammation that developed into necrotizing fasciitis, followed by multiorgan involvement leading to septic shock and death...
August 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867532/-eosinophilia-heralding-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis-shulman-s-disease
#17
V Ernest, N Sautereau, E Masson, D Chemouni, M Garcia, J Bertolino, P Rossi, B Granel
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic fasciitis or Shulman's disease is characterized, in its typical form, by palpable thickening of the skin and soft tissues, blood hypereosinophilia and fascia lesions. We hereby report a case of eosinophilic fasciitis in which hypereosinophilia preceded for several months the clinical signs of fasciitis. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old woman, with a history of Little's syndrome with motor disability, was admitted in internal medicine for eosinophilia...
August 31, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865864/clinicopathologic-and-immunophenotypic-features-of-eosinophilic-fasciitis-and-morphea-profunda-a-comparative-study-of-27-cases
#18
Oluwakemi Onajin, Carilyn N Wieland, Margot S Peters, Christine M Lohse, Julia S Lehman
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) and morphea profunda (MP) are inflammatory and sclerosing disorders of the subcutis that can exhibit clinical and pathologic presentations that overlap. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinicopathologic features that can be used to distinguish EF from MP. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 16 patients with EF and 11 patients with MP. Hematoxylin-eosin, CD123, CD34, and Verhoeff-Van Gieson stains were evaluated on skin biopsies that included the fascia...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865532/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-musculoskeletal-emergencies
#19
Parthiv Mehta, Micheal Morrow, Joshua Russell, Nikhil Madhuripan, Michael Habeeb
Musculoskeletal trauma and infections are commonly encountered in the emergency department. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is rarely employed in true emergencies and most musculoskeletal studies can be deferred to the outpatient setting. This article seeks to address the urgent conditions in which MRI can play a role in diagnosis, management, and treatment. This article outlines MRI's role in the evaluation of posterolateral corner injuries and other soft-tissue pathologies such as rhabdomyolysis, diabetic myonecrosis, septic arthritis, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, and compartment syndrome...
August 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862979/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-a-giant-wound-secondary-to-malignancy-induced-necrotizing-fasciitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jiayi Hu, Serge Goekjian, Nicolas Stone, Alexandra Nelson, Michael James Cooper
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening condition in which rapid diagnosis, debridement of nonviable tissue, and broad-spectrum antibiotics are critical to effective treatment. The debridement required can be extensive, resulting in large wounds that can sometimes be covered with split-thickness skin grafts (STSGs) with the help of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), or vacuum-assisted closure, to decrease the wound size. CASE REPORT: The authors report a rare case of NF due to malignancy-associated bowel perforation with a giant lower extremity wound secondary to debridement that involved 20% of the total body surface area (TBSA) in a 64-year-old, previously healthy, nonsmoking man...
August 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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