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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801329/postcardiac-injury-syndrome-and-stroke-following-permanent-pacemaker-insertion
#2
Caitlin Bialy, Edmund Wee, Nizam Uddin
An 80-year-old woman initially presented with an episode of pleuritic chest pain 10 days after implantation of a dual chamber permanent pacemaker. She returned to hospital a day later with vomiting and fever. She was found to have new atrial fibrillation in addition to right-sided weakness and dysarthria. An infarct in the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery territory was later confirmed on CT. She continued to have recurrent febrile episodes associated with vomiting and dyspnoea. Extensive investigations for infection were negative, and her symptoms were initially attributed to aspiration pneumonia...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799457/a-single-institution-experience-for-the-management-of-recurrent-pleural-effusions-with-tunneled-pleural-catheter-and-its-evolution
#3
Tuhina Raman, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Indwelling tunneled pleural catheters (TPCs) are increasingly being used to treat recurrent pleural effusions. There is also an increased interest in early pleurodesis in order to prevent infectious complications. We studied the time to removal and other outcomes for all the TPCs placed at our institution. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, records of patients who had had a TPC placed between July 2009 and June 2016 were reviewed; the catheters were placed in an endoscopy suite or during pleuroscopy with or without a sclerosant...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799302/clinical-profile-of-patients-presenting-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-to-a-tertiary-health-care-centre
#4
Nitin Gadewad, Kunal Deokar, Shivhari Ghorpade
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions are one of the leading causes of exudative pleural effusions. We studied the clinical profile of patients presenting with malignant pleural effusion, their cytological and histopathological features and the efficacy of pleurodesis in preventing recurrence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 patients who were positive for malignant cells in pleural fluid cytology or pleural biopsy were recruited. After history and clinical examination, Chest radiographs, Computed tomography of chest were performed...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799005/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem-mid-term-efficacy-and-safety
#5
Martinek Jan, Svecova Hana, Vackova Zuzana, Dolezel Radek, Ngo Ondrej, Krajciova Jana, Kieslichova Eva, Janousek Radim, Pazdro Alexander, Harustiak Tomas, Zdrhova Lucie, Loudova Pavla, Stirand Petr, Spicak Julius
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is becoming a standard treatment for achalasia. Long-term efficacy and the rate of post-POEM reflux should be further investigated. The main aim of this study was to analyze safety and mid-term (12 and 24 months) clinical outcomes of POEM. METHODS: Data on single tertiary center procedures were collected prospectively. The primary outcome was treatment success defined as an Eckardt score < 3 at 12 and 24 months...
August 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797399/a-54-year-old-man-with-anasarca-dyspnea-and-recurrent-bilateral-pleural-effusions
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Pradnya D Patil, Yvette M Cua, Carol Farver, Rafael L Perez, Atul C Mehta, Tanmay S Panchabhai
A 54-year-old African-American man presented with 2 years of progressively worsening dyspnea and anasarca. Over the past 6 months he gained 30 lbs with worsening lower extremity, abdominal wall, and scrotal edema. A recent workup for cardiac, renal, and liver disease, including two-dimensional echocardiogram, liver and renal function tests, and abdominal ultrasound, was unremarkable. He reported a 15-pack year history of smoking and quit 3 years ago. Chest radiograph at that time revealed bilateral pleural effusions that were both reportedly milky in appearance when drained by thoracenteses...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794967/pleural-effusion-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-mediastinal-teratoma-a-case-report
#7
Ebrahim Razi, Aida Imani, Iman Ansari, Tehereh Khamechian, Abdolhossein Davoodabadi
Pleural effusion as one of the most common manifestations of pulmonary diseases is a rare symptom of anterior mediastinal teratoma that might mislead general physicians. In this study we report a rare case of pleural effusion and anterior mediastinal teratoma accompanying each other. The patient was a 21-year-old woman who suffered from dyspnea, cough, fever and manifestations of pleural effusion were obvious in chest X Ray (CXR). Computed tomography scan showed a cystic mass with lipid component. After thoracotomy, a mass was taken out from medial lobe of right lung and the results of pathology showed the mature mediastinal teratoma...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751444/pediatric-phase-1-trial-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-trebananib-in-relapsed-solid-tumors-advl1115-a-children-s-oncology-group-phase-1-consortium-report
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Sarah E S Leary, Julie R Park, Joel M Reid, Andrew T Ralya, Sylvain Baruchel, Bing Wu, Timothy P L Roberts, Xiaowei Liu, Charles G Minard, Elizabeth Fox, Brenda J Weigel, Susan Blaney
Trebananib is a first-in-class anti-angiogenic peptibody (peptide-Fc fusion protein) that inhibits Angiopoietin 1 and 2. A pediatric phase 1 trial was performed to define trebananib dose limiting toxicities (DLT), recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) and pharmacokinetics (PK).<br /><br />Experimental Design: Trebananib was administered by weekly infusion. Three dose levels (10, 15 or 30 mg/kg/dose) were evaluated using a rolling-six design. Part 2 evaluated a cohort of subjects with primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747942/complex-corrective-procedure-in-surgical-treatment-of-asymmetrical-pectus-excavatum
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Krystian Pawlak, Łuksasz Gąsiorowski, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz
AIM: In this study we analysed the early and late results of surgical treatment of asymmetrical pectus excavatum using complex surgery combining the Ravitch procedure and the Nuss procedure in the same general anaesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty out of 938 patients with pectus excavatum operated on between 2002 and 2013, 67 males and 13 females aged 11 to 49 years (mean: 19.2), underwent a complex surgical procedure. During surgery the Nuss procedure was usually performed first (one corrective bar was implanted in 35 patients and two bars were inserted in 45 patients)...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746529/ultrasound-guided-intrapleural-positioning-of-pleural-catheters-influence-on-immediate-lung-expansion-and-pleurodesis-in-patients-with-recurrent-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Pedro Henrique Xavier Nabuco de Araujo, Ricardo Mingarini Terra, Thiago da Silva Santos, Rodrigo Caruso Chate, Antonio Fernando Lins de Paiva, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
Objective: To evaluate the role of intrapleural positioning of a pleural catheter in early lung expansion and pleurodesis success in patients with recurrent malignant pleural effusion (RMPE). Methods: This was a retrospective study nested into a larger prospective cohort study including patients with RMPE recruited from a tertiary university teaching hospital between June of 2009 and September of 2014. The patients underwent pleural catheter insertion followed by bedside pleurodesis...
May 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744873/epicardial-ablation-of-tachyarrhythmia-in-children-experience-at-two-academic-centers
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Shailendra Upadhyay, Edward P Walsh, Frank Cecchin, John K Triedman, Juan Villafane, J Philip Saul
BACKGROUND: Experience with percutaneous epicardial ablation of tachyarrhythmia in pediatrics is limited. This case series addresses the feasibility, safety and complications of the procedure in children. METHODS: A total of 9 patients underwent 10 epicardial ablation procedures from 2002 to 2013 at two academic centers. Activation mapping was performed in all cases, and electro-anatomic map was utilized in 9 of the 10 procedures. Patients had undergone 1-3 failed endocardial catheter ablations in addition to medical management, and all had symptoms, a high-risk accessory pathway (AP), aborted cardiac arrest with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) or ventricular dysfunction...
July 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723800/effects-of-somatostatin-octreotide-treatment-in-neonates-with-congenital-chylothorax
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Rong Yin, Rong Zhang, Jin Wang, Lin Yuan, Liyuan Hu, Siyuan Jiang, Chao Chen, Yun Cao
The influence of somatostatin/octreotide treatment on outcomes of neonates with congenital chylothorax remains controversial. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with somatostatin/octreotide therapy in neonates with this very rare disease.Fourteen neonates with congenital chylothorax who were treated with somatostatin (3.5-7 μg/kg/h, before 2016) or octreotide (1-6 μg/kg/h, after January 2016), along with traditional management between 2013 and 2016, were retrospectively reviewed in this observational study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710195/marantic-endocarditis-and-paraneoplastic-pulmonary-embolism
#13
Tiago Lobo Ferreira, Rosa Alves, Tiago Judas, Maria F Delerue
Cancer is frequently associated with a hypercoagulable state. Almost 15% of patients with cancer will suffer a thromboembolic event during their clinical course. The aetiology of this hypercoagulable state is multifactorial and includes procoagulant factors associated with malignancy as well as the host's inflammatory response. Cancer-associated thrombophilia can present as venous thromboembolism, migratory superficial thrombophlebitis, arterial thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, thrombotic microangiopathy and rarely non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE)...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706762/metastatic-breast-cancer-with-brca-mutation-discovered-by-next-generation-sequencing-responding-to-olaparib
#14
Wajeeha Rizvi, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong
Breast cancer susceptibility genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2) mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (HBOC). However, certain individuals with breast cancer do not meet high-risk factors for hereditary breast cancer screening based on age, family history, and biology of malignancy. We present a patient with relapsed breast cancer who developed progressive disease with significant tumor burden causing a recurrent pleural effusion. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) done on a tumor biopsy was positive for the BRCA2 mutation...
June 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694705/management-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-challenges-and-solutions
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Erika Penz, Kristina N Watt, Christopher A Hergott, Najib M Rahman, Ioannis Psallidas
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a sign of advanced cancer and is associated with significant symptom burden and mortality. To date, management has been palliative in nature with a focus on draining the pleural space, with therapies aimed at preventing recurrence or providing intermittent drainage through indwelling catheters. Given that patients with MPEs are heterogeneous with respect to their cancer type and response to systemic therapy, functional status, and pleural milieu, response to MPE therapy is also heterogeneous and difficult to predict...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685077/effect-of-treatment-support-on-preventing-local-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-directly-adjacent-to-the-diaphragm
#16
Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Masayoshi Ko, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
Treatment support is anticipated to improve the results of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment in cases in which visualization of tumors using the conventional B-mode is unclear. In the present study, the effectiveness of treatment support for RFA reducing the local recurrence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that are located directly adjacent to the diaphragm, and which are difficult to visualize with B-mode ultrasound imaging, was investigated. A total of 103 HCC tumors measuring <5 cm, which were located abutting the diaphragm, and which were difficult to visualize using the B-mode, were treated using RFA...
July 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679967/thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pneumothorax-following-outpatient-drainage-therapy
#17
Atsushi Sano, Takuma Yotsumoto
PURPOSE: We investigated the outcomes of surgery for pneumothorax following outpatient drainage therapy. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 34 patients who underwent operations following outpatient drainage therapy with the Thoracic Vent at our hospital between December 2012 and September 2016. Indications for outpatient drainage therapy were pneumothorax without circulatory or respiratory failure and pleural effusion. Indications for surgical treatment were persistent air leakage and patient preference for surgery to prevent or reduce the incidence of recurrent pneumothorax...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676624/recurrent-pleural-effusion-secondary-to-a-pancreatic-pleural-fistula-treated-endoscopically
#18
Marco Antonio Bustamante Bernal, Jose Lisandro Gonzalez Martinez, Arleen Ortiz, Marc J Zuckerman
BACKGROUND Pancreatic-pleural fistula (PPF) is an uncommon complication of pancreatitis. Pleural effusions secondary to PPF are caused by fistulization of pancreatic secretions to the thorax derived from the rupture or leakage of a pseudocyst. CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 44-year-old male with recurrent right-sided pleural effusions and alcoholic pancreatitis who presented with epigastric pain and shortness of breath. Pleural fluid analysis revealed an amylase of 7002 U/lt. MRCP showed segmental narrowing and stricture of the proximal main pancreatic duct and an area of walled-off necrosis...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658732/-good-s-syndrome-report-of-case
#19
Diana Andrea Herrera-Sánchez, José Israel León-Pedroza, María Eugenia Vargas-Camaño, María Isabel Castrejón-Vázquez
BACKGROUND: Good's syndrome is an association of thymoma and immunodeficiency. The symptoms are recurrent sinopulmonary infections in addition to the compressive side of thymoma. A laboratory finding is notable for the absence or decrease of B lymphocytes, hypogammaglobulinemia, inversion ratio CD4/CD8 and abnormal proliferative response to mitogens. CASE REPORT: Female, 49-year-old started five months earlier with lower limb edema, postprandial vomiting, dysphagia, chronic diarrhea and weight loss...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643061/reoperation-for-recurrent-hepatolithiasis-laparotomy-versus-laparoscopy
#20
Qingfan Pu, Chuanrong Zhang, Zhenfeng Huang, Yu Zeng
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has been proposed for the management of recurrent hepatolithiasis, but no comparative study of its relative efficacy versus laparotomy has been performed, and the patient selection criteria for laparoscopy are not clear. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of laparoscopy versus laparotomy for repeated hepatolithiasis and to highlight how to select patients best suited for laparoscopy. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of 94 patients who underwent laparotomy or laparoscopy for recurrent hepatolithiasis between January 2010 and May 2014...
August 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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