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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775023/-the-role-of-th1-th2-cells-imbalance-in-the-pathogenesis-of-secretory-otitis-media
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Z H Li, Q Y Fu, Z Y Li, K X Wang, Y C Xu, J P Xue
Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the role of Th1/Th2 cells imbalance in the pathogenesis of secretory otitis media. Method: Ninety secretory otitis media patients were enrolled in observation group. According to medical history, they were divided into acute and chronic group. In addition, 90 healthy volunteers during the same period were selected as the control group. The levels of Th1-type cytokines IFN-γ, Th2-type cytokines interleukin-4 (IL-4) and IFN-γ/IL-4 in peripheral blood were compared between observation group and control group...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774599/deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-segmentation-of-knee-joint-anatomy
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Zhaoye Zhou, Gengyan Zhao, Richard Kijowski, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate a new segmentation method using deep convolutional neural network (CNN), 3D fully connected conditional random field (CRF), and 3D simplex deformable modeling to improve the efficiency and accuracy of knee joint tissue segmentation. METHODS: A segmentation pipeline was built by combining a semantic segmentation CNN, 3D fully connected CRF, and 3D simplex deformable modeling. A convolutional encoder-decoder network was designed as the core of the segmentation method to perform high resolution pixel-wise multi-class tissue classification for 12 different joint structures...
May 17, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773665/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-e-cigarette-use
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Casey G Sommerfeld, Daniel J Weiner, Andrew Nowalk, Allyson Larkin
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, or "vaping," is gaining widespread popularity as an alternative to conventional cigarettes among adolescents. Little is known of the health risks of e-cigarette use, especially in children and adolescents. We present a Case Report of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea, cough, and pleuritic chest pain after e-cigarette use. She developed respiratory failure with hypoxia and was intubated, and ultimately met diagnostic criteria for acute respiratory distress syndrome...
May 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772993/shoulder-lesion-in-a-69-year-old-woman
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Andrew J Hayden, Srinivas Kolla, Adele L Boskey, Steven Burekhovich, Chuanyong Lu, Michael Stracher, Aditya V Maheshwari
Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome (MSS) is a painful progressive arthropathy in which hydroxyapatite crystal deposition in synovial tissue induces lysosomal release of collagenase and neutral proteases. These enzymes are destructive to periarticular tissue, including the synovium, articular cartilage, rotator cuff muscles, and the intrasynovial cortical bone. MSS predominantly occurring in women (90%) over the age of 70 years of age with a clinical history marked by recurrent joint effusions and pain, which classically worsens at night...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771777/chylothorax-from-gorham-stout-disease
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Arun C Kotaru, Ashok K Rajput
Chylothorax is one of the presenting features in many disorders including malignancy. Thorough investigation is often required for establishing the etiology of chylothorax. Unfortunately, despite appropriate work-up etiology of pleural effusion cannot be established. We report a case of chylothorax associated with multiple lytic bony lesions, finally diagnosed as a case of Gorham-Stout disease.
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771083/-the-clinical-assessment-of-regional-resection-in-the-benign-tumor-of-parotid-gland
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H B Gu, E M Zhao, T C Li, H Shen, T C Cong, Y Qin, Y H Liu, S F Xiao
Objective: To evaluate the clinical assessment of regional resection and superficial lobe total resection in the treatment of benign tumors of the parotid gland. Method: One hundred and nighty-five patients operated in the First Hospital of Peking University from January 1998 to March 2017 with benign tumor of the parotid gland were retrospectively analyzed. There were 189 patients with single side tumor and 6 patients with bilateral sides, 157 cases underwent regional resection and the other 44 cases underwent superficial lobe total resection...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769478/mutation-of-the-s-and-3c-genes-in-genomes-of-feline-coronaviruses
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Keisuke Oguma, Megumi Ohno, Mayuko Yoshida, Hiroshi Sentsui
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is classified into two biotypes based on its pathogenicity in cats: a feline enteric coronavirus of low pathogenicity and a highly virulent feline infectious peritonitis virus. It has been suspected that FCoV alters its biotype via mutations in the viral genome. The S and 3c genes of FCoV have been considered the candidates for viral pathogenicity conversion. In the present study, FCoVs were analyzed for the frequency and location of mutations in the S and 3c genes from faecal samples of cats in an animal shelter and the faeces, effusions, and tissues of cats that were referred to veterinary hospitals...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769193/pyopericardium-progressing-to-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Manoj Gopalakrishnan, Robin George Manappallil, Harilal Nambiar, John Francis John
Pericardial effusion can develop during any stage of pericarditis, and small effusions that appear rapidly can cause cardiac tamponade. Pyopericardium is a rare aetiology for tamponade. This is a case of an elderly diabetic lady, on steroid therapy for immune thrombocytopenia, who presented with fever and acute dyspnoea. She developed cardiac tamponade due to pyopericardium with Staphylococcus as the causative organism. Staphylococcus pyopericardium, in the absence of a primary focus of infection, progressing to tamponade is an uncommon scenario...
May 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768383/treatable-massive-pericardial-effusion-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-an-infant-with-a-novel-homozygous-acadvl-mutation-a-case-report
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Yoo-Mi Kim, Geena Kim, Hoon Ko, Han-Wook Yoo, Hyoung Doo Lee
RATIONALE: Infantile-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCMP) should be considered a largely genetic condition, although its onset is most often triggered by infection. Very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation that often causes severe cardiomyopathy and/or sudden death during the neonatal period. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report an infant with VLCAD deficiency who presented with severe cardiac manifestations, including massive pericardial effusion and HCMP...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768381/tuberculous-pleurisy-mimicking-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-in-a-previously-healthy-young-adult-a-case-report
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Daizo Yaguchi, Motoshi Ichikawa, Masato Shizu, Noriko Inoue, Daisuke Kobayashi, Naoyuki Imai, Masao Ito
RATONALE: Sometimes, pleural effusion accompanying an acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection or tuberculous pleurisy has similar analysis results. We report a case of tuberculous pleurisy which was initially diagnosed as acute M pneumoniae infection, which is of special interest because anti-Mycoplasma antibody results were positive, which served as a red herring. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 20-year-old woman visited the outpatient emergency romm of our hospital for chief complaints of high fever, dry cough, and pleuralgia persiting for 2 days...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766467/thrombotic-microangiopathy-on-kidney-biopsy-in-a-patient-with-tafro-syndrome
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Toshikazu Ozeki, Masashi Tsuji, Junichiro Yamamoto, Chisato Shigematsu, Shoichi Maruyama
TAFRO syndrome represents a characteristic constellation of symptoms comprising Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, myeloFibrosis, Renal dysfunction, and Organomegaly, and is considered to be a clinicopathologic variant of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease. A 51-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital complaining of abdominal distension. Findings on physical examination were indicative of anasarca. Computed tomography revealed mild splenomegaly, pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, ascites, and paraaortic lymphadenopathy...
May 15, 2018: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764848/case-of-drug-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-secondary-to-adalimumab
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Seema Alaee, Quentin Jones
We report a rare case of drug-induced intestinal lung disease (ILD) secondary to adalimumab, a tumour necrosis factor alpha-receptor blocker. A 52-year-old smoker with ankylosing spondylitis, treated with adalimumab, presented with progressive breathlessness. A high resolution CT chest demonstrated predominantly upper-zone patchy ground glass changes and small bilateral pleural effusions. Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage showed no evidence of infection or malignant cells and an echocardiogram was normal...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764844/second-look-laparostomy-for-perforated-gangrenous-gastric-volvulus-to-prevent-total-gastrectomy
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Paul K Okeny, Omar Abbassi, Ali Warsi
A 42-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with severe upper abdominal pain and vomiting. Clinically, she was septic, and abdominal examination suggested peritonitis. Following immediate resuscitation, the patient was stabilised and underwent urgent contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and pelvis. This revealed a mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with traction on the mesentery and a small volume of free fluid. She underwent laparotomy revealing gangrenous gastric fundus perforation complicated by persistent intraoperative hypotension...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764826/systemic-sclerosis-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-pericardial-effusion-at-diagnosis
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Patricia Moniz, Daniel Rei, Joana Rodrigues, Arturo Botella
A 51-year-old female patient with a recent hospital admission reported to the emergency room (ER) with progressive worsening of fatigue, dyspnoea and chest discomfort. She had been recently admitted and discharged with the diagnosis of pericarditis and medicated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and diuretics. She returned to the ER with persisting symptoms. Echocardiography was repeated and showed signs of elevated right ventricular systolic pressure and a slightly increased moderate/severe pericardial effusion without signs of cardiac tamponade...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764792/otitis-media-with-effusion-revealing-underlying-meningioma
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Diane Evrard, Mary Daval, Denis Ayache
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a very common condition in the current clinical practice. Usually idiopathic, it may sometimes be the consequence of primary diseases. Extracranial meningioma is rare, and even more when involving the ear and temporal bone. We report a case of temporal meningioma spreading to the middle ear and mastoid presenting as an OME. The diagnosis relies on a thorough imaging evaluation with computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This short report aims to warn the otolaryngologist of this rare situation to prevent any delay in diagnosing and managing such a condition...
April 2018: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764778/lower-beclin-1-mrna-levels-in-pediatric-compared-with-adult-patients-with-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Kim Sang Hoon, Kim Myung Gu, Shim Haeng Seon, Kim Sung Su, Kim Young Il, Yeo Seung Geun
OBJECTIVES: The role of autophagy in the pathophysiology of otitis media with effusion (OME) remains unclear, particularly regarding the difference between pediatric and adult patients. The present study analyzed the expression levels of autophagy-associated mRNAs in effusion fluids obtained from pediatric and adult patients with OME. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Middle ear fluid samples were collected from 76 pediatric patients and 41 adult patients with OME, and the levels of mRNAs encoding autophagy-related genes were measured using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
April 2018: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764707/mid-term-outcomes-from-a-multicenter-study-is-tevar-safe-for-ascending-aortic-dissection
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Qingsheng Lu, Lei Liu, Guangqi Chang, Xueming Chen, Hai Feng, Xuemin Zhang, Weiguo Fu, Zhihui Dong, Zaiping Jing
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to report mid-term follow-up outcomes of a series of TAAD patients treated with TEVAR in China. BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been used to treat type A aortic dissection (TAAD) for years. However, by comparing public reports, their outcomes which were based on different sample sizes show inconsistency. METHODS: Between January 2001 and December 2015, there were 56 patients with TAAD received TEVAR identified in 5 medical centers...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764505/xenograft-tumors-derived-from-malignant-pleural-effusion-of-the-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-as-models-to-explore-drug-resistance
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Yunhua Xu, Feifei Zhang, Xiaoqing Pan, Guan Wang, Lei Zhu, Jie Zhang, Danyi Wen, Shun Lu
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusions show dramatic responses to specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs); however, after 10-12 months, secondary mutations arise that confer resistance. We generated a murine xenograft model using patient-derived NSCLC cells isolated from the pleural fluid of two patients with NSCLC to investigate the mechanisms of resistance against the ALK- and EGFR-targeted TKIs crizotinib and osimertinib, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764381/isolation-of-mycobacterium-arupense-from-pleural-effusion-culprit-or-not
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Xian Zhou, Qiaoling Ruan, Weimin Jiang, Xinyu Wang, Yuan Jiang, Shenglei Yu, Yu Xu, Jing Li, Yangyi Zhang, Wenhong Zhang, Yuekai Hu
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium arupense, first identified in 2006, is a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) and an emerging cause of tenosynovitis, potentially associated with immunosuppression. However, unlike the diagnostic value of its isolation from osteoarticular specimens, the significance of detecting M. arupense in respiratory specimens is not yet clear. CASE PRESENTATION: To our knowledge, we, for the first time, described the identification of M...
May 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
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