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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454228/obturator-internus-muscle-abscess-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Akinori Maeda, Isaku Saku, Shotaro Kanda, Kazuo Saita, Toru Akiyama
INTRODUCTION: Obturator internus muscle (OIM) abscess is a rare condition, usually affecting children after trauma or muscular effort. Blood cultures always yield positive findings, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common culprit. There are few reports in adults. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of OIM abscess in an adult. A 24-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of right hip pain and fever. He was diagnosed with OIM abscess, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected on bacterial examination...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454216/non-linear-effects-of-mean-temperature-and-relative-humidity-on-dengue-incidence-in-guangzhou-china
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Xiaocheng Wu, Lingling Lang, Wenjun Ma, Tie Song, Min Kang, Jianfeng He, Yonghui Zhang, Liang Lu, Hualiang Lin, Li Ling
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is an important infectious disease in Guangzhou, China; previous studies on the effects of weather factors on the incidence of dengue fever did not consider the linearity of the associations. METHODS: This study evaluated the effects of daily mean temperature, relative humidity and rainfall on the incidence of dengue fever. A generalized additive model with splines smoothing function was performed to examine the effects of daily mean, minimum and maximum temperatures, relative humidity and rainfall on incidence of dengue fever during 2006-2014...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454083/incidence-of-acute-suppurative-sialadenitis-in-end-stage-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hiroaki Watanabe, Takuya Odagiri, Yasuyuki Asai
CONTEXT: Acute suppurative sialadenitis (hereafter referred to as sialadenitis) is accompanied by pain and fever and can diminish the quality of life (QOL) in end-stage cancer patients; however, its incidence is not clear. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this study to elucidate the incidence of sialadenitis in end-stage cancer patients. METHODS: Retrospective review, observational study based on patients' medical records SUBJECTS: 726 consecutive cancer patients who died on the palliative care unit of our hospital between April 2012 and November 2016 were included...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453515/micro-fragmented-adipose-tissue-injection-for-the-treatment-of-complex-anal-fistula-a-pilot-study-accessing-safety-and-feasibility
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G Naldini, A Sturiale, B Fabiani, I Giani, C Menconi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of autologous, micro-fragmented and minimally manipulated adipose tissue injection associated closure of the internal opening in promoting healing of complex anal fistula. METHODS: A pilot study was conducted on patients referred to our center with anal fistula, from April 2015-December 2016. Inclusion criteria were age over 16 years old and a diagnosis of complex anal fistula according to the American Gastroenterological Association classification The patients were divided into 2 groups; the "first time group" (Group I) in which micro-fragmented adipose tissue injection with closure of the internal opening was the first sphincter-saving procedure, and the "recurrent group" (Group II) consisting of patients who had failed prior sphincter-saving procedures...
February 16, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453484/late-presentation-of-post-diphtheritic-myocarditis-in-a-15-year-male
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Kutty Sharada Vinod, Nitin Gupta, Harsh Sahu, Naveet Wig
A 15-year old male patient presented to us with dyspnoea for four days. He had a history of fever, pseudo-membranous tonsillitis and cervical adenopathy twenty-five days prior to the presentation. On examination and laboratory investigations, he had features suggestive of myocarditis with biventricular failure. There was no reliable history of immunisation and he had a positive history of contact. He was planned for anti-diphtheria toxin but before the anti-toxin could be initiated, the patient succumbed to refractory cardiogenic shock...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453406/crispr-cas9-a-tool-to-efficiently-increase-the-development-of-recombinant-african-swine-fever-viruses
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Manuel V Borca, Lauren G Holinka, Keith A Berggren, Douglas P Gladue
African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes a highly contagious disease called African swine fever. This disease is often lethal for domestic pigs, causing extensive losses for the swine industry. ASFV is a large and complex double stranded DNA virus. Currently there is no commercially available treatment or vaccine to prevent this devastating disease. Development of recombinant ASFV for producing live-attenuated vaccines or studying the involvement of specific genes in virus virulence has relied on the relatively rare event of homologous recombination in primary swine macrophages, causing difficulty to purify the recombinant virus from the wild-type parental ASFV...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453296/understanding-the-characteristics-of-recurrent-visits-to-the-emergency-department-by-paediatric-patients-a-retrospective-observational-study-conducted-at-three-tertiary-hospitals-in-korea
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Byung-Soo Kim, Jung-Youn Kim, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Young-Hoon Yoon
OBJECTIVES: The number of paediatric patients visiting the emergency department (ED) continues to rise. In South Korea, approximately 25% of the patients who visit the ED are paediatric patients. In the USA, about 20% of the paediatric population were found to have visited the ED in the past year. A recent study demonstrated that 4.5%-8% of patients account for 25% of all ED visits. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of recurrent visits. METHODS: Design: retrospective observational study...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453243/peak-perihemorrhagic-edema-correlates-with-functional-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Bastian Volbers, Antje Giede-Jeppe, Stefan T Gerner, Jochen A Sembill, Joji B Kuramatsu, Stefan Lang, Hannes Lücking, Dimitre Staykov, Hagen B Huttner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of perihemorrhagic edema (PHE) evolution and peak edema extent with day 90 functional outcome in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and identify pathophysiologic factors influencing edema evolution. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients with spontaneous supratentorial ICH between January 2006 and January 2014. ICH and PHE volumes were studied using a validated semiautomatic volumetric algorithm...
February 16, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453057/mammarenaviruses-deleted-from-their-z-gene-are-replicative-and-produce-an-infectious-progeny-in-bhk-21-cells
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Amélie D Zaza, Cécile H Herbreteau, Christophe N Peyrefitte, Sébastien F Emonet
Mammarenaviruses bud out of infected cells via the recruitment of the endosomal sorting complex required for transport through late domain motifs localized into their Z protein. Here, we demonstrated that mammarenaviruses lacking this protein can be rescued and are replicative, despite a 3-log reduction in virion production, in BHK-21 cells, but not in five other cell lines. Mutations of putative late domain motifs identified into the viral nucleoprotein resulted in the almost complete abolition of infectious virion production by Z-deleted mammarenaviruses...
February 13, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452615/fever-of-unknown-origin-the-value-of-fdg-pet-ct
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REVIEW
Ilse J E Kouijzer, Catharina M Mulders-Manders, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers, Wim J G Oyen
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is commonly defined as fever higher than 38.3°C on several occasions during at least 3 weeks with uncertain diagnosis after a number of obligatory investigations. The differential diagnosis of FUO can be subdivided in four categories: infections, malignancies, noninfectious inflammatory diseases, and miscellaneous causes. In most cases of FUO, there is an uncommon presentation of a common disease. FDG-PET/CT is a sensitive diagnostic technique for the evaluation of FUO by facilitating anatomical localization of focally increased FDG uptake, thereby guiding further diagnostic tests to achieve a final diagnosis...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452323/burr-hole-surgery-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-extensive-scalp-burn-a-case-report
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Eijiro Echizen, Kei Miyata, Ken Yamashita, Takeshi Mikami, Eichi Narimatsu, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical intervention for a patient with an extensive scalp burn is rare, but it might be associated with the high risk of surgical site infection. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man had a severe and extensive scalp burn. A chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) was observed on a head CT for the assessment of bacteremia during treatment in the intensive care unit. To evaluate whether the CSDH might underlie his prolonged fever and sepsis pathology, we urgently evacuated the hematoma using one burr hole...
February 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452306/boundaries-between-familial-mediterranean-fever-and-juvenile-spondyloarthritis-analysis-of-three-french-retrospective-cohorts
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Bilade Cherqaoui, Linda Rossi-Semerano, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Perrine Dusser, Caroline Galeotti, Maryam Piram, Véronique Hentgen, Isabelle Touitou, Isabelle Koné-Paut
OBJECTIVES: Children with Familial Mediterranean fever may suffer from musculoskeletal involvement, somewhat difficult to distinguish from juvenile spondyloarthritis. The association of these two diseases has been scarcely reported in children. Objectives of this work were to define the association of familial Mediterranean fever and juvenile spondyloarthritis in France. METHODS: Three cohorts of children with familial Mediterranean fever, juvenile spondyloarthritis, familial Mediterranean fever related juvenile spondyloarthritis, were retrospectively identified in the French reference center of auto-inflammatory diseases...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451615/entomological-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-dengue-epidemics-in-fortaleza-cear%C3%A3-brazil-2001-2012
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Rhaquel de Morais Alves Barbosa Oliveira, Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: to characterize the entomological and epidemiological aspects of dengue epidemics occurred in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, from 2001 to 2012. METHODS: descriptive study with data from the Information System for Notifiable Diseases (Sinan), Information System of Hospitalizations due to Yellow Fever and Dengue (2001-2009), National Program for Dengue Control (2010-2012), and Rapid Survey of Aedes aegypti Infestation Index, referring to the years in which the incidence of dengue was above 75%...
2018: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451368/public-health-response-to-an-imported-case-of-canine-melioidosis
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C W Ryan, K Bishop, D D Blaney, S J Britton, F Cantone, C Egan, M G Elrod, C W Frye, A M Maxted, G Perkins
Melioidosis in humans presents variably as fulminant sepsis, pneumonia, skin infection and solid organ abscesses. It is caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, which in the United States is classified as a select agent, with "potential to pose a severe threat to both human and animal health, to plant health or to animal and plant products" (Federal Select Agent Program, http://www.selectagents.gov/, accessed 22 September 2016). Burkholderia pseudomallei is found in soil and surface water in the tropics, especially South-East Asia and northern Australia, where melioidosis is endemic...
February 16, 2018: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451149/a-study-on-clinical-characteristics-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-manifestations-on-systemic-rosai-dorfman-disease
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Xiao Cheng, Jing-Liang Cheng, An-Kang Gao
Background: Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is typically characterized by painless bilateral and symmetrical cervical lymphadenopathy, with associated fever and leukocytosis. The aim of the current study was to summarize the clinical features and imaging characteristics of RDD, in an effort to improve its diagnostic accuracy. Methods: The study was analyzed from 32 patients between January 2011 and December 2017; of these, 16 patients had pathologically diagnosed RDD, eight had pathologically diagnosed meningioma, and eight pathologically diagnosed lymphoma...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451055/early-discontinuation-of-empirical-antibacterial-therapy-in-febrile-neutropenia-the-antibiostop-study
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Lenaïg Le Clech, Jean-Philippe Talarmin, Marie-Anne Couturier, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Christophe Nicol, Ronan Le Calloch, Stéphanie Dos Santos, Pascal Hutin, Didier Tandé, Virginie Cogulet, Christian Berthou, Gaëlle Guillerm
INTRODUCTION: Immediate empirical antibiotic therapy is mandatory in febrile chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, but its optimal duration is unclear, especially in patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this 20-month prospective observational study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of short-term antibiotic treatment in afebrile or febrile patients exhibiting FUO, irrespective of their neutrophil count. The secondary objective was to describe the epidemiology of all episodes of febrile neutropenia...
February 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451047/national-survey-of-japanese-patients-with-mevalonate-kinase-deficiency-reveals-distinctive-genetic-and-clinical-characteristics
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Takayuki Tanaka, Kohei Yoshioka, Ryuta Nishikomori, Hidemasa Sakai, Junya Abe, Yuriko Yamashita, Ryugo Hiramoto, Akira Morimoto, Eiichi Ishii, Hirokazu Arakawa, Utako Kaneko, Yusei Ohshima, Nami Okamoto, Osamu Ohara, Ikue Hata, Yosuke Shigematsu, Tomoki Kawai, Takahiro Yasumi, Toshio Heike
OBJECTIVES: Mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), a rare autosomal recessive autoinflammatory syndrome, is caused by disease-causing variants of the mevalonate kinase gene. A national survey was undertaken to investigate clinical and genetic features of MKD patients in Japan. METHODS: The survey identified ten patients with MKD. Clinical information and laboratory data were collected from medical records and by direct interviews with patients, their families, and their attending physicians...
February 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451005/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-postpartum-infection-complications-and-mortality-in-rural-uganda
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Lisa M Bebell, Joseph Ngonzi, Mark J Siedner, Winnie R Muyindike, Bosco M Bwana, Laura E Riley, Yap Boum, David R Bangsberg, Ingrid V Bassett
HIV infection may increase risk of postpartum infection and infection-related mortality. We hypothesized that postpartum infection incidence and attributable mortality in Mbarara, Uganda would be higher in HIV-infected than HIV-uninfected women. We performed a prospective cohort study of 4231 women presenting to a regional referral hospital in 2015 for delivery or postpartum care. All febrile or hypothermic women, and a subset of randomly selected normothermic women were followed during hospitalization and with 6-week postpartum phone interviews...
February 16, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450871/characteristics-of-headache-and-its-relationship-with-disease-severity-in-patients-with-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever
#19
Dürdane Aksoy, Hatice Barut, Fazilet Duygu, Betül Çevik, Semiha Kurt, Orhan Sümbül
OBJECTIVES: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a fatal, tick-borne disease. The classic clinical presentation of CCHF is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, chills, and severe headache. There are no previous reports on the characteristics of headaches caused by CCHF. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between CCHF-induced headache and the clinical course of the disease. METHODS: We included 60 patients with headache diagnosed with CCHF; they were divided into two groups: group 1 included patients with hospital stay <7 days and group 2 included patients with hospital stay >7 days...
January 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450850/recurrent-fever-and-arthralgia-as-the-presentation-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-traps-in-a-chinese-girl-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Yanxia Chen, Xingqi Huang, Sujie Zheng, Zhongliang Zhu, Wei Yang, Jinlin Liu
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation with fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, rash, myalgia, arthralgia, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema. This condition is a rare autosomal dominant disease that is strongly associated with heterozygous mutations in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor super family 1A (TNFRSF1A) gene. This condition is believed to be more common in Western countries than in Asian countries, and the AA amyloidosis rate for European countries is estimated to be 10%...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
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