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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748881/predictive-factors-of-mortality-in-a-tunisian-cohort-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Amel Harzallah, Hayet Kaaroud, Mariem Hajji, Ikram Mami, Rim Goucha, Fethi Ben Hamida, Samia Barbouch, Taieb Ben Abdallah
Mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has decreased with the advent of immunosuppressive therapy and the development of hemodialysis. This study aims to evaluate the survival rate, factors of poor prognosis, and causes of death in SLE in a Tunisian series. The records of all SLE patients followed up in a single center during 1974-2014 were reviewed. The causes of death were identified. Prognostic factors of survival were analyzed by multivariate analysis using the comparison of the survival rates by the log-rank test...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746448/fatal-toxoplasmosis-in-an-immunosuppressed-domestic-cat-from-brazil-caused-by-toxoplasma-gondii-clonal-type-i
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Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena, Camila Mariellen Evangelista, Renata Assis Casagrande, Giovana Biezus, Claudia Salete Wisser, Paulo Eduardo Ferian, Anderson Barbosa de Moura, Veronica Machado Rolim, David Driemeier, Solange Oliveira, Bruna Farias Alves, Solange Maria Gennari, Sandra Davi Traverso
The objective of the study was to report on a fatal case of feline toxoplasmosis with coinfection with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). A domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) presented intense dyspnea and died three days later. In the necropsy, the lungs were firm, without collapse and with many white areas; moderate lymphadenomegaly and splenomegaly were also observed. The histopathological examination showed severe necrotic interstitial bronchopneumonia and mild necrotic hepatitis, associated with intralesional cysts and tachyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii that were positive by anti-T...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738733/cases-of-mortality-in-little-penguins-eudyptula-minor-in-new-zealand-associated-with-avian-malaria
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D C Sijbranda, S Hunter, L Howe, B Lenting, L Argilla, B D Gartrell
CASE HISTORY: A little penguin (Eudyptula minor) of wild origin, in captivity at Wellington Zoo, became inappetent and lethargic in March 2013. Despite supportive care in the zoo's wildlife hospital, the bird died within 24 hours. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Weight loss, dehydration, pale mucous membranes, weakness, increased respiratory effort and biliverdinuria were apparent on physical examination. Microscopic evaluation of blood smears revealed intra-erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium spp...
July 24, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737134/nephrotic-syndrome-in-primary-myelofibrosis-with-renal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-and-glomerulopathy-in-the-jak-inhibitor-era
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Rachele Del Sordo, Rachele Brugnano, Carla Covarelli, Gioia Fiorucci, Franca Falzetti, Giorgio Barbatelli, Emidio Nunzi, Angelo Sidoni
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is an uncommon form of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by a proliferation of predominantly megakaryocytes and granulocytes in the bone marrow that, in fully-developed disease, is associated with reactive deposition of fibrous connective tissue, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), and splenomegaly. Kidney involvement is rare and clinically presents with proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, and renal insufficiency. Renal damage can be due to EMH and glomerulopathy. Renal EMH presents three patterns: infiltration of the interstitium with possible renal failure caused by functional damage of parenchyma and vessels, infiltration of capsule and pericapsular adipose tissue, and sclerosing mass-like lesions that can cause hydronephrosis and hydroureter with obstructive uropathy and renal failure...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735808/autoimmunity-and-its-association-with-regulatory-t-cells-and-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
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G Azizi, H Abolhassani, F Kiaee, N Tavakolinia, H Rafiemanesh, R Yazdani, S A Mahdaviani, S Mohammadikhajehdehi, M Tavakol, V Ziaee, B Negahdari, J Mohammadi, A Mirshafiey, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most prevalent symptomatic primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), which manifests a wide clinical variability such as autoimmunity, as well as T cell and B cell abnormalities. METHODS: A total of 72 patients with CVID were enrolled in this study. Patients were evaluated for clinical manifestations and classified according to the presence or absence of autoimmune disease. We measured regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B-cell subsets using flow cytometry, as well as specific antibody response (SAR) to pneumococcal vaccine, autoantibodies and anti-IgA in patients...
July 20, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728858/-dress-complicated-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-an-infant-treated-for-congenital-toxoplasmosis
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S Rioualen, J Dufau, C Flatres, P Lavenant, L Misery, J-M Roué
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe disease that may be complicated by hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis but this is rarely described in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the case of a 5-week old infant hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis with prolonged fever, splenomegaly, cytopenia, fibrinogen≤1.5g/L, ferritin≥500μg/L, and soluble IL-2 receptor≥2400U/mL...
July 17, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718268/oxymorphone-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-mimicking-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Amibhen Gandhi, Saad Ullah, Shani Kotadia, Samer Nasser
Atypical Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) is a rare life threatening entity characterized by thrombocytopenia, haemolytic anaemia and renal dysfunction. It is a thrombotic microangiopathy related to genetic mutations in the alternate complement pathway and has a distinct pathophysiology which makes it harder to distinguish from other microangiopathies. We present a case of a 25-year-old male patient with history of polysubstance abuse who presented with chest pain and dyspnoea. He admitted to using injectable oxymorphone (Opana) two weeks before presentation...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717085/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-stem-cell-rescue-provided-durable-remission-for-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-type-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hidehiro Itonaga, Takeharu Kato, Machiko Fujioka, Masataka Taguchi, Hiroaki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Shinichiro Yoshida, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Yukiyoshi Moriuchi, Koichi Ohshima, Yasushi Miyazaki
An adult woman developed polymorphic post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) 58 months after unrelated cord blood transplantation. She was treated successfully with chemotherapy and radiation therapy but presented with lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly 74 months after transplantation. A lymph node biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of nodular sclerosis type Hodgkin lymphoma (classical Hodgkin lymphoma [CHL]-type PTLD). After salvage therapy and hematopoietic stem cell harvesting, she was subsequently treated with consolidative high-dose chemotherapy with melphalan followed by stem cell rescue, which resulted in durable remission...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715092/the-origins-of-oral-medicine-in-the-hippocratic-collected-works
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Helen Askitopoulou, Vasileia Nyktari, Alexandra Papaioannou, Georgios Stefanakis, Elina Konsolaki
The collected works of Hippocrates describe for the first time in a systematic way a large number of oral diseases, such as ulcers, inflammations, abscesses and tumours from the epiglottis, mouth, tongue, palate, uvula and the sublingual area. Several of these case reports are remarkable for the accurate observation of clinical symptoms and signs, the aetiology, the pathogenesis and their therapeutic approach in relation to prognosis. The Hippocratic authors report cases of 'aphthae' as part of a polysystemic disease, described many centuries later by Behçet and Adamantiades, while they associate features of splenomegaly from endemic malaria with gingivitis ('ulitis')...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712693/diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-enhanced-ct-scan-in-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-induced-by-chemotherapy-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-radio-pathological-correlation
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Sophie Cayet, Jeremy Pasco, Fanny Dujardin, Marie Besson, Isabelle Orain, Anne De Muret, Elodie Miquelestorena-Standley, Julien Thiery, Thibaud Genet, Anne-Gwenn Le Bayon
PURPOSE: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a likely side effect of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) chemotherapy. This study aimed to assess computed tomography scan (CT-scan) performance for SOS diagnosis for patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) prior to CRLM surgery, comparing obtained results with pathological gold standard. METHODS: Preoperative CT-scans of 67 patients who had received a NC prior to liver resection for CRLM from 2011 to 2016 were retrospectively analysed...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711920/baseline-factors-associated-with-response-to-ruxolitinib-an-independent-study-on-408-patients-with-myelofibrosis
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REVIEW
Francesca Palandri, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Polverelli, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Crugnola, Costanza Bosi, Roberto Latagliata, Ambra Di Veroli, Luigi Scaffidi, Federico de Marchi, Elisa Cerqui, Barbara Anaclerico, Giovanna De Matteis, Marco Spinsanti, Elena Sabattini, Lucia Catani, Franco Aversa, Francesco Di Raimondo, Umberto Vitolo, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Renato Fanin, Francesco Merli, Domenico Russo, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimo Breccia
In patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) treated with ruxolitinib (RUX), the response is unpredictable at therapy start. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of clinical/laboratory factors on responses in 408 patients treated with RUX according to prescribing obligations in 18 Italian Hematology Centers. At 6 months, 114 out of 327 (34.9%) evaluable patients achieved a spleen response. By multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model, pre-treatment factors negatively correlating with spleen response were: high/intermediate-2 IPSS risk (p=0...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710007/toxoplasmosis-treatment-with-diphenyl-diselenide-in-infected-mice-modulates-the-activity-of-purinergic-enzymes-and-reduces-inflammation-in-spleen
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Pedro H Doleski, Maura V Ten Caten, Daniela F Passos, Lívia G Castilhos, Daniela B R Leal, Vanessa S Machado, Nathieli B Bottari, Fernanda F Vogel, Ricardo E Mendes, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva
Toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular protozoan, may cause chronic infection in the brain tissue of the host inducing a systemic pro-inflammatory profile. Chronic infections can induce numerous physiological changes, such as alterations in the immune and oxidative profiles. Diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2, an organoselenium compound, has shown antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities in recent studies. So, the aim of this study was to investigate the activity of purinergic enzymes and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in serum and spleen of mice chronically infected by T...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708231/ibrutinib-treatment-of-a-patient-with-relapsing-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-sustained-remission-of-richter-syndrome
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Elisa Albi, Stefano Baldoni, Patrizia Aureli, Erica Dorillo, Beatrice Del Papa, Stefano Ascani, Mauro Di Ianni, Franca Falzetti, Paolo Sportoletti
PURPOSE: Richter syndrome (RS) is a rare event in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that is influenced by biological factors and prior CLL treatments. Ibrutinib is a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has shown remarkable efficacy in CLL; however, little is known about its relationship to RS. We report a case of ibrutinib efficacy against CLL in a patient with prolonged remission of RS. METHODS: The patient was diagnosed with CLL in 2003. Biological findings at onset included absent ZAP70 expression, mutated IGVH, and NOTCH1 mutation...
July 5, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702168/familial-spontaneous-splenic-rupture-in-a-patient-with-idiopathic-splenomegaly-report-of-a-case
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Ilsalien S Bakker, Rutger J Hissink, Hendrik M Schaap
Spontaneous splenic rupture in a healthy individual is a rare phenomenon. This article reports on a patient with an uneventful medical history, presenting with atraumatic splenic rupture. Three family members of the patients experienced the same in the past.
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700492/an-unusual-association-between-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-and-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-a-case-report
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Amar H Kelkar, Anushi A Shah, Sherri L Yong, Zohair Ahmed
RATIONALE: In the adult patient, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is uncommon and frequently difficult to diagnose due to its nonspecific presentation and numerous complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we present the case of a 25-year-old female who initially presented for evaluation of persistent fevers and fatigue. She was found to have splenomegaly, generalized lymphadenopathy, pancytopenia, and acute hepatic failure. DIAGNOSES, INTERVENTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: Her course was further complicated by the development of nephrotic syndrome and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699604/torsion-of-a-wandering-spleen-in-an-adolescent-with-gaucher-disease
#16
Şükrü Güngör, Mehmet Öztürk, Fatma İlknur Varol, Ahmet Sığırcı, Mukadder Ayşe Selimoğlu
A wandering spleen is a rare condition characterized by the malposition of the spleen due to laxity or absence of its supporting ligaments. Although Gaucher disease generally presents with massive splenomegaly, which one of the predisposing causes of a wandering spleen, literature shows only one report of a wandering spleen in a child with Gaucher disease. In this case presentation, a 13-year-oldadolescent with Gaucher disease on enzyme replacement treatment was presented, who was detected having an abdominal mass on a routine visit and diagnosed with partial torsion of a wandering spleen associated with left lobe hypoplasia of the liver...
July 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698853/hairy-cell-leukemia-a-case-report-of-atypical-presentation-without-splenomegaly
#17
Mona Alfaraj, Hussain Alsaeed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692640/congenital-toxoplasmosis-in-austria-prenatal-screening-for-prevention-is-cost-saving
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Andrea-Romana Prusa, David C Kasper, Larry Sawers, Evelyn Walter, Michael Hayde, Eileen Stillwaggon
BACKGROUND: Primary infection of Toxoplasma gondii during pregnancy can be transmitted to the unborn child and may have serious consequences, including retinochoroiditis, hydrocephaly, cerebral calcifications, encephalitis, splenomegaly, hearing loss, blindness, and death. Austria, a country with moderate seroprevalence, instituted mandatory prenatal screening for toxoplasma infection to minimize the effects of congenital transmission. This work compares the societal costs of congenital toxoplasmosis under the Austrian national prenatal screening program with the societal costs that would have occurred in a No-Screening scenario...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690735/-malaria-serology-test-what-contribution-does-it-make-in-an-endemic-country-such-as-ivory-coast
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Amah Patricia Victorine Goran-Kouacou, Gonat Serge Dou, Kalou Dibert Zika, Adjoumanvoulé Honoré Adou, Oppong Richard Yéboah, Rita Ahou Aka, Sansan Hien, Kouabla Liliane Siransy, Koffi N'Guessan, Tariam Agnès Djibangar, Séry Romuald Dassé, Koffi Daho Adoubryn
INTRODUCTION: Malaria serology test seems to have attracted very little interest in endemic countries such as Ivory Coast. However, this examination has been regularly performed in the parasitology laboratory at the Training and Research Unit of Medical Sciences in Abidjan. Our study aimed to highlight the contribution of malaria serology test in our endemic country context. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of malaria serology test using Falciparum-Spot IF (bioMerieux) kit for the detection of IgG antiplasmodial antibodies...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686924/emergency-splenectomy-for-trauma-in-the-setting-of-splenomegaly-axillary-lymphadenopathy-and-incidental-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Rodolfo J Oviedo, Andrew A Glickman
INTRODUCTION: The spleen is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal solid organ following blunt trauma. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukocytic dyscrasia affecting adults in Western countries. Splenomegaly with axillary and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy are common physical findings. This case investigates an emergency splenectomy in a community hospital involving a 45-year-old man with blunt abdominal trauma following an assault with incidental splenomegaly and axillary lymphadenopathy, with surgical pathology findings of B-cell CLL...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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