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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214088/a-case-of-seropositive-autoimmune-autonomic-ganglionopathy-with-diffuse-esophageal-spasm
#1
Nobutoshi Morimoto, Sakuma Takahashi, Tomoki Inaba, Motonori Takamiya, Yasuhiko Kageyama, Mizuki Morimoto, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Hirotake Nishimura, Shunya Nakane, Koji Abe
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG) is an immune-mediated disorder that leads to various autonomic failures associated with anti-ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibodies (anti-gAChR-Abs). Diffuse esophageal spasm (DES) is an uncommon esophageal motility disorder. We herein report the case of a 68-year-old woman with DES as a partial symptom of AAG. She presented with chronic esophageal transit failure, constipation, and numbness of the hands and feet, Adie's pupil, thermal hypoalgesia, and decreased deep tendon reflexes...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213004/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-intrapleural-perfusion-with-hyperthermic-chemotherapy-using-cisplatin-in-patients-with-malignant-pleural-effusion
#2
Hirozo Sakaguchi, H Ishida, H Nitanda, N Yamazaki, K Kaneko, Kunihiko Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has a poor prognosis. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although its success rate is around 64%. We have investigated intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) using cisplatin in a study with a pharmacokinetic evaluation. METHODS: Patients with MPE, performance status of 0-1, possibility of good lung expansion and Cr<1.2mg/dL were treated with IPHC. The circuit was filled with 2000mL of normal saline containing cisplatin at a dose of 80mg/m(2)...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
#3
Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210084/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-perforation-during-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Masaaki Noguchi, Tomonori Yano, Tomoji Kato, Tomohiro Kadota, Maomi Imajoh, Hiroyuki Morimoto, Shozo Osera, Atsushi Yagishita, Tomoyuki Odagaki, Yusuke Yoda, Yasuhiro Oono, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Kazuhiro Kaneko
AIM: To identify the risk factors and clarify the subsequent clinical courses. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) treated using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) between April 2008 and October 2012. We divided the ESCC lesions into perforation cases and non-perforation cases, and compared characteristics and endoscopic findings between the two groups. "Intraoperative perforation" was defined as the detection of a perforation site during ESD and the presence of mediastinal emphysema...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210021/opiate-analgesia-treatment-reduced-early-inflammatory-response-after-severe-chest-injuries
#5
Goran Krdzalic, Nermin Musanovic, Alisa Krdzalic, Indira Mehmedagic, Amar Kesetovic
BACKGROUND: The frequency of severe chest injuries are increased. Their high morbidity is followed by systemic inflammatory response. The efficacy of pharmacological blockade of the response could prevent complications after chest injures. AIM: The aim of the study was to show an inflammatory response level, its prognostic significant and length of hospital stay after chest injures opiate analgesia treatment. METHODS: Sixty patients from Department of Thoracic Surgery with severe chest injures were included in the prospective study...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209662/the-impact-of-between-analytical-platform-variability-on-the-classification-of-pleural-effusions-into-exudate-or-transudate-using-light-s-criteria
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Michael P Cornes, Andrew J Chadburn, Claire Thomas, Catherine Darby, Rachel Webster, Clare Ford, Rousseau Gama
BACKGROUND: Light's criteria are ratios of pleural fluid to serum total protein (TP), pleural fluid to serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and pleural fluid LDH to the upper reference limit for serum LDH. They are used to classify pleural effusions into an exudate or transudate when pleural fluid protein is 25-35 g/L. We evaluated the impact of between analytical platforms on the classification of pleural effusions using Light's criteria. METHODS: Light's criteria were used to classify pleural effusions with fluid TP between 25 and 35 g/L into exudate and transudate...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209298/utidelone-plus-capecitabine-versus-capecitabine-alone-for-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-breast-cancer-refractory-to-anthracyclines-and-taxanes-a-multicentre-open-label-superiority-phase-3-randomised-controlled-trial
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Pin Zhang, Tao Sun, Qingyuan Zhang, Zhongyu Yuan, Zefei Jiang, Xiao Jia Wang, Shude Cui, Yuee Teng, Xi-Chun Hu, Junlan Yang, Hongming Pan, Zhongsheng Tong, Huiping Li, Qiang Yao, Yongsheng Wang, Yongmei Yin, Ping Sun, Hong Zheng, Jing Cheng, Jinsong Lu, Baochun Zhang, Cuizhi Geng, Jian Liu, Roujun Peng, Min Yan, Shaohua Zhang, Jian Huang, Li Tang, Rongguo Qiu, Binghe Xu
BACKGROUND: Utidelone, a genetically engineered epothilone analogue, has shown promise as a potential treatment for breast cancer in phase 1 and 2 trials. The aim of this phase 3 trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, superiority, phase 3, randomised controlled trial in 26 hospitals in China. Eligible participants were female patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy regimens...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208025/aeol-10150-mitigates-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-the-nonhuman-primate-morbidity-and-mortality-are-administration-schedule-dependent
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Thomas J MacVittie, Allison Gibbs, Ann M Farese, Kory Barrow, Alexander Bennett, Cheryl Taylor-Howell, Abdul Kazi, Karl Prado, George Parker, William Jackson Iii
Pneumonitis and fibrosis are potentially lethal, delayed effects of acute radiation exposure. In this study, male rhesus macaques received whole-thorax lung irradiation (WTLI) with a target dose of 10.74 Gy prescribed to midplane at a dose rate of 0.80 ± 0.05 Gy/min using 6 MV linear accelerator-derived photons. The study design was comprised of four animal cohorts: one control and three treated with AEOL 10150 (n = 20 animals per cohort). AEOL 10150, a metalloporphyrin antioxidant, superoxide dismutase mimetic was administered by daily subcutaneous injection at 5 mg/kg in each of three schedules, beginning 24 ± 2 h postirradiation: from day 1 to day 28, day 1 to day 60 or a divided regimen from day 1 to day 28 plus day 60 to day 88...
February 16, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207201/diagnostic-yield-of-cytopathology-in-evaluating-pericardial-effusions-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-419-specimens
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Jad Saab, Rana S Hoda, Navneet Narula, Syed A Hoda, Brian E Geraghty, Abu Nasar, Susan A Alperstein, Jeffrey L Port, Tamar Giorgadze
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusions can cause considerable morbidity and potentially may lead to mortality. Malignant pericardial effusions are uncommon, and data on malignancies encountered in pericardial effusion cytology specimens are limited. METHODS: Relevant records of all pericardial effusions from January 2008 to September 2014 were examined and compared with pericardial biopsy results when performed. Discrepant cases were reviewed to determine the cause of the disagreement...
February 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205490/diagnosing-feline-infectious-peritonitis-using-the-sysmex-xt-2000iv-based-on-frozen-supernatants-from-cavitary-effusions
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Angelica Stranieri, Saverio Paltrinieri, Alessia Giordano
The delta total nucleated cells (ΔTNC) measurement with the Sysmex XT-2000iV (Sysmex Europe, Norderstedt, Germany) has high diagnostic accuracy on effusions in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) cases, but the test can be performed only on fresh samples. We evaluated whether supernatants from effusions retain the ability to induce cell clumping and assessed the diagnostic accuracy of this modified ΔTNC method. Effusions were collected from FIP cats ( n = 19) and from cats with other diseases ( n = 15). ΔTNC was measured on fresh samples and on frozen-thawed supernatants after the addition of feline blood at 1:10 dilution...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203412/predictive-models-of-malignant-transudative-pleural-effusions
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Lucía Ferreiro, Francisco Gude, María E Toubes, Adriana Lama, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Esther San-José, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Antonio Golpe, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Carlos Rábade, Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Carla Díaz-Louzao, Luis Valdés
BACKGROUND: There are no firm recommendations when cytology should be performed in pleural transudates, since some malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) behave biochemically as transudates. The objective was to assess when would be justified to perform cytology on pleural transudates. METHODS: Consecutive patients with transudative pleural effusion (PE) were enrolled and divided in two groups: malignant and non-MPE. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the probability of malignancy...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203193/recurrent-uveal-effusion-after-laser-iridotomy
#12
Hiroshi Sakai, Michiko Yonahara, Miyako Sakai
A 59-year-old woman was seen by an ophthalmologist for blurred vision, ocular pain, headache, and nausea. She was diagnosed with acute primary angle closure (APAC) and successfully treated with medications. Using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), engorged episcleral vein was observed and small uveal effusion was diagnosed after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). The uveal effusion disappeared and was again diagnosed by UBM together with anterior segment inflammation with ocular pain. Iritis caused by LPI after APAC might be a cause of uveal effusion in this specific case...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203169/recurrent-malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-isolated-pleural-metastases-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#13
Kartik Anand, Shashank Cingam, Prakash Peddi
Isolated pleural metastasis with pleural effusion is a rare occurrence in malignant melanoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and recurrent pleural effusions. The pleural fluid cytology and immunohistochemistry profile were consistent with the diagnosis of CLL. However, chemotherapy with pentostatin, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab did not result in any meaningful clinical response. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsy of the affected nodular parietal layer of the pleura were consistent with malignant melanoma...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202857/cytokine-profiles-in-pericardial-effusion-in-a-down-syndrome-infant-with-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis
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Yoshihiko Shitara, Naoto Takahashi, Yoshinori Aoki, Motohiro Kato, Riki Nishimura, Shinya Tsuchida, Akira Oka
Infants with Down Syndrome (DS) are at risk of developing a transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM). TAM is characterised by increased circulating blast cells but usually self-limiting. DS patients with TAM sometimes show fetal hydrops and effusion in body cavities, but the mechanism remains unclear. We report here a case of infant with DS who had pericardial effusion, TAM, and eosinophilia. In her pericardial effusion, white blood cell count was 6.0 × 10(3)/µL, 41% of which were eosinophils. After administration of prednisolone, pericardial effusion gradually decreased, and TAM and eosinophilia improved...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202118/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome
#15
Li Guo, Mei-Ping Lu, Gui-Juan Dong, Li-Ping Teng, Yi-Ping Xu, Li-Xia Zou, Qi Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) at the early stage of diagnosis, and to explore a method for early identification of MAS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the demographic data, clinical and laboratory features, and treatment outcomes of 21 MAS patients. RESULTS: Of the 21 MAS patients, 14 had systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, 5 had Kawasaki disease (KD), and 2 had connective tissue disease (CTD) as primary diseases...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199129/a-focal-defect-at-the-lateral-patellar-retinaculum-on-clinical-knee-mri-and-cadaveric-study-a-normal-variant-or-pathologic-lesion
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Ji Su Kim, Seong Jong Yun, Wook Jin, Gou Young Kim, So Young Park, Ji Seon Park, Kyung Nam Ryu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively investigate the frequency of a focal defect at the lateral patellar retinaculum on knee MRI and to determine the variables that are significantly associated with the defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two radiologists independently reviewed 99 knee MR images for the presence of a focal defect at the lateral patellar retinaculum and categorized patients with concordant results into two groups: a group with the defect (≥ 3 mm; group 1) and a group without the defect (< 3 mm; group 2)...
February 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198520/twelve-month-follow-up-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-amplatzer-amulet
#17
Caroline Kleinecke, Jai-Wun Park, Martin Gödde, Konstantin Zintl, Steffen Schnupp, Johannes Brachmann
BACKGROUND: The Amplatzer Amulet (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is a second generation Amplatzer device for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation. This research sought to assess the clinical performance of the Amplatzer Amulet device and in follow up for 12 months. METHODS: In this single-center registry patients with atrial fibrillation and contraindication to oral anticoagulation underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with the Amplatzer Amulet device...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197215/pleural-procedures-in-the-management-of-malignant-effusions
#18
REVIEW
Lucía Ferreiro, Juan Suárez-Antelo, Luis Valdés
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common in clinical practice, and despite the existence of studies to guide clinical decisions, it often poses diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. Once it is diagnosed, median survival does not usually exceed 6 months. The management of these patients focuses on symptom relief since no treatments have been shown to increase survival to date. Conversely, poor management can shorten survival. The approach must be multidisciplinary and allow for individualized care. Initial diagnostic procedures should be minimally invasive and, according to the results and other factors, procedures of increasing complexity will be selecting...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197055/pericardial-effusion-and-cardiac-tamponade-following-percutaneously-inserted-central-line-insertion-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-baby-case-report-and-successful-management
#19
Avinash V Desai, Abnish Kumar, Praful Shanbhag, Forum Shah
Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade are rare complications of percutaneously inserted central lines (PICLs), in extremely low-birth-weight babies. This particular complication carries a high degree of mortality, if not suspected and diagnosed. Bedside echocardiography proves not only diagnostic but also can be lifesaving in these conditions. Here, we wish to report such a baby who suddenly deteriorated and showed cardiovascular instability 2 days after the insertion of PICL. Immediate bedside echocardiography helped pick up the effusion which was drained using a subxiphoid percutaneous approach...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196967/coxsackie-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-with-reactivated-epstein-bar-virus-ebv-a-case-report
#20
Varunsiri Atti, Nathan M Anderson, Mathew B Day
BACKGROUND Myocarditis, defined as inflammation of myocardial tissue of the heart, is an uncommon cardiac presentation and is due to a variety of causes. It affects 1% of the US population, 50% of which is caused by coxsackie B virus. Cardiac tissue is the prime target, and destruction of myocardium results in cardiac failure with fluid overload. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 57-year-old woman with fever, headache, neck pain, and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×10³ cells/mm³. Interestingly, lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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