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Maroua Eid, Olivier Fouquet, Cédric Darreau, Marc Pierrot, Achille Kouatchet, Alain Mercat, Christophe Baufreton
INTRODUCTION: Necrotizing fasciitis represents a life-threatening infectious condition that causes spreading necrotisis of superficial fascia and subcutaneous cellular tissues. We describe the case of a patient diagnosed with septic and toxic shocks leading to multiple organ failure successfully treated with a combination of extracorporeal life support, continuous renal replacement therapy, and a hemoadsorption device. METHODS: A 41-year-old patient presented with necrotizing fasciitis and multi-organ failure...
March 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Eirini Katodritou, Evangelos Terpos, Sossana Delimpasi, Maria Kotsopoulou, Eurydiki Michalis, Chrysanthi Vadikolia, Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis, Argiris Symeonidis, Nikolaos Giannakoulas, Chrissa Vadikolia, Michalis Michael, Christina Kalpadakis, Theodora Gougopoulou, Chrystalla Prokopiou, Georgia Kaiafa, Dimitrios Christoulas, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Evlampia Giannopoulou, Vasiliki Labropoulou, Evgenia Verrou, Efstathios Kastritis, Pavlina Konstantinidou, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Meletios A Dimopoulos
We have studied the efficacy and the prognostic impact of novel agents in 50 primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) patients registered in our database. Eighty percent of patients were treated upfront with novel agent-based combinations; 40% underwent autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). Objective response rate was 76; 38% achieved at least very good partial response (≥vgPR) and this correlated significantly with bortezomib-based therapy plus ASCT. At the time of evaluation, 40 patients had died. Early mortality rate (≤1 month) was 6%...
March 9, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
Samuel Deshayes, Nicolas Martin Silva, Valérie Chatelet, Sylvain Chantepie, Moglie Le Quintrec, François Comoz, Frank Bridoux, Marie-Agnès Dragon-Durey, Achille Aouba
B-cell clones can produce a monoclonal immunoglobulin, which may be responsible for visceral involvements. Kidney involvement is frequent, affecting 20 to 50% of patients with multiple myeloma. One mechanism underlying this involvement is a dysregulation of the complement alternative pathway, leading to C3 glomerulopathies. We report a patient who had a multiple myeloma, C3 glomerulopathy related to factor H autoantibody, and digital ischemia, who was treated successfully with eculizumab, an anti-complement therapy, without any relapse in 2 years of follow-up...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Elie Azoulay, Virginie Lemiale, Djamel Mokart, Saad Nseir, Laurent Argaud, Frédéric Pène, Loay Kontar, Fabrice Bruneel, Kada Klouche, François Barbier, Jean Reignier, Anabelle Stoclin, Guillaume Louis, Jean-Michel Constantin, Julien Mayaux, Florent Wallet, Achille Kouatchet, Vincent Peigne, Pierre Perez, Christophe Girault, Samir Jaber, Johanna Oziel, Martine Nyunga, Nicolas Terzi, Lila Bouadma, Christine Lebert, Alexandre Lautrette, Naike Bigé, Jean-Herlé Raphalen, Laurent Papazian, Antoine Rabbat, Michael Darmon, Sylvie Chevret, Alexandre Demoule
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the leading reason for intensive care unit (ICU) admission in immunocompromised patients. High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) therapy is an alternative to standard oxygen. By providing warmed and humidified gas, HFNO allows the delivery of higher flow rates via nasal cannula devices, with FiO2 values of nearly 100%. Benefits include alleviation of dyspnea and discomfort, decreased respiratory distress and decreased mortality in unselected patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure...
March 5, 2018: Trials
Shuichi Chida, Hitoshi Suzuki, Moto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Sakuraba, Hideji Kura, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada
BACKGROUND: We reconstructed a chronically ruptured Achilles tendon and the associated scar tissue using braided polyblend polyethylene sutures (FiberWire; Arthrex Inc.; Naples, FL, USA) and anchors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old Japanese man, who was being treated for right Achilles tendinosis, felt pain in his Achilles tendon when walking and started to find plantar flexion of his ankle joint difficult. As his symptoms persisted, he visited us after 4 weeks...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Styliani I Kokoris, Eleni Gavriilaki, Aggeliki Miari, Αnthi Travlou, Elias Kyriakou, Achilles Anagnostopoulos, Elissavet Grouzi
OBJECTIVES: The present review summarizes the available knowledge regarding acute and chronic kidney dysfunction in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) focusing on its clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment. METHODS: A thorough PubMed search was performed using as main keywords: 'paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria', 'acute kidney injury', 'chronic kidney disease' and 'eculizumab'. RESULTS: PNH's etiopathogenesis is based on acquired mutations that lead to the reduction or absence of CD55 and CD59 complement regulators, which are responsible for some of the disease's major clinical features, like intravascular hemolysis, cytopenias and thrombosis...
February 28, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Bobby G Yow, David J Tennent, Thomas C Dowd, Jeremy P Loenneke, Johnny G Owens
Blood flow restriction (BFR) training is a technique shown to be safe and effective at increasing muscular strength and endurance in healthy fitness populations and is under study for its use in postinjury rehabilitation. BFR stimulates muscular strength and hypertrophy gains at much lower loads than traditional methods, allowing patients to begin the rehabilitation process much sooner. We report on 2 patients who incorporated BFR training into their traditional rehabilitation program after Achilles tendon ruptures...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Heyong Yin, Zexing Yan, Richard Bauer, Jiang Peng, Matthias Schieker, Michael Nerlich, Denitsa Docheva
Thermosensitive hydrogels have been studied for potential application as promising alternative cell carriers in cell-based regenerative therapies. In this study, a thermosensitive butane diisocyanate (BDI)-collagen hydrogel (BC hydrogel) was designed as injectable cell delivery carrier of tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSPCs) for tendon tissue engineering. We functionalized the BDI hydrogel with the addition of 20% (v/v) collagen I gel to obtain the thermosensitive BC hydrogel, which was then seeded with TSPCs derived from human Achilles tendons...
February 8, 2018: Biomedical Materials
Antonella Borrelli, Patrizia Bonelli, Franca Maria Tuccillo, Ira D Goldfine, Joseph L Evans, Franco Maria Buonaguro, Aldo Mancini
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents the most common chronic liver disease in industrialized countries. NAFLD progresses through the inflammatory phase of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) to fibrosis and cirrhosis, with some cases developing liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Liver biopsy remains the gold standard approach to a definitive diagnosis of NAFLD and the distinction between simple steatosis and NASH. The pathogenesis of NASH is still not clear. Several theories have been proposed ranging from the "Two Hit Theory" to the "Multiple Hit Theory"...
January 27, 2018: Redox Biology
Kiminori Ushio, Shinji Imade, Hiroshi Takuwa, Masaru Kadowaki, Yuji Uchio
Atraumatic spontaneous Achilles tendon ruptures sometimes occur in patients receiving oral corticosteroids. In general, these cases are treated surgically; however, delayed postoperative management can lead to impaired activities of daily living. The modified side-locking loop suture (SLLS) technique is a useful suture method for safe and early active mobilization. Three cases of spontaneous Achilles tendon ruptures were treated with the modified SLLS technique with good clinical results. The modified SLLS technique is a useful method with a short rehabilitation period for treating atraumatic spontaneous Achilles tendon rupture in patients undergoing corticosteroid therapy...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Franka Klatte-Schulz, Susann Minkwitz, Aysha Schmock, Nicole Bormann, Alper Kurtoglu, Serafeim Tsitsilonis, Sebastian Manegold, Britt Wildemann
Reasons for the development of chronic tendon pathologies are still under debate and more basic knowledge is needed about the different diseases. The aim of the present study was therefore to characterize different acute and chronic Achilles tendon disorders. Achilles tendon samples from patients with chronic tendinopathy (n = 7), chronic ruptures (n = 6), acute ruptures (n = 13), and intact tendons (n = 4) were analyzed. The histological score investigating pathological changes was significantly increased in tendinopathy and chronic ruptures compared to acute ruptures...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Dong Il Chun, Sanghyeon Lee, Sung Hun Won, Jaeho Cho
RATIONALE: The operative procedure for Achilles tendon rupture is relatively simple, but venous thromboembolism is serious complication with a high incidence after Achilles tendon rupture. However, the guideline for thromboprophylaxis in Achilles tendon rupture is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was 32-year-old male and underwent Achilles tendon open repair surgery. He was healthy and there are no abnormal findings other than Achilles tendon rupture. At 3 weeks after operation, the episode of loss of consciousness with convulsive movement occurred...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Simone Fulda
Cancer cells including glioblastoma have typically evolved multiple mechanisms to escape programmed cell death in order to maintain their survival. Defects in cell death mechanisms not only facilitate tumorigenesis but also ensure resistance to current anticancer therapies. This emphasizes that targeting cell death pathways may provide a means to tackle one of the Achilles' heels of cancer. Over the last decades several approaches have been developed to selectively target cell death pathways for therapeutic purposes...
January 25, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Sarah Orner, Wolfgang Kratzer, Julian Schmidberger, Beate Grüner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to examine the quantitative tissue properties of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia using a handheld, non-invasive MyotonPRO device, in order to generate normal values and examine the biomechanical relationship of both structures. DESIGN: Prospective study of a large, healthy sample population. PARTICIPANTS: The study sample included 207 healthy subjects (87 males and 120 females) for the Achilles tendon and 176 healthy subjects (73 males and 103 females) for the plantar fascia...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Harry M Lightsey, Peter C Noback, Jon-Michael E Caldwell, David P Trofa, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress has been made in characterizing the benefit of early functional rehabilitation following Achilles tendon repair (ATR). However, standardized ATR rehabilitation guidelines have yet to be produced. Furthermore, as patients increasingly use the Internet to independently retrieve health care content, access to standardized, clinically effective rehabilitation protocols is necessary. METHODS: Online ATR physical therapy protocols from US academic orthopaedic programs were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
Drug-induced peripheral neuropathy had been rarely reported as an adverse effect of some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) at high cumulative doses or even within the therapeutic drug doses or levels. We describe clinical and diagnostic features of a patient with peripheral neuropathy as an adverse effect of chronic topiramate (TPM) therapy. A 37-year-old woman was presented for the control of active epilepsy (2010). She was resistant to some AEDs as mono- or combined therapies (carbamazepine, sodium valproate, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine)...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Patric Scheidegger, Lukas Weisskopf, Anja Hirschmüller
Issue: Lower extremity tendon injuries often occur in physically active individuals. Most ruptures not involving great force are diagnosed in patients presenting underlying tendon degenerations. This also applies to patients taking medications because of a disease. We have observed several cases of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures in patients who have been taking cortisone for a long period. We treated a healthy colleague (neurologist) in our clinic who sustained ruptures of the Achilles tendon on the left side (2012) and the peroneus brevis tendon on left side (2015) and right side (2016) after minimal traumata...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Sanja Milutinovic, Goran Radunovic, Kristina Veljkovic, Maja Zlatanovic, Nemanja Damjanov
The objective of this study was to determine the construct validity and sensitivity to change of Belgrade Ultrasound Enthesitis Score (BUSES) in spondyloarthritis patients. Seventy-six spondyloarthritis patients with enthesitis were included in this pilot, prospective, double-blinded ultrasound study. Thirty-four patients received biological and forty-two patients received non-biological therapy. BUSES was determined at the beginning, after 1, 3, and 6 months. Spearman's correlation coefficient was calculated between BUSES and baseline characteristics...
March 2018: Rheumatology International
A Riva, P Allegrini, F Franceschi, S Togni, L Giacomelli, R Eggenhoffner
Standard pharmacological treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is often associated with relevant side effects. Botanical preparations endowed with a good tolerability profile, therefore, could have a role in the management of these disorders. Among different natural products, Boswellia serrata extracts have long been used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, given their marked anti-inflammatory activity and their ability to promote tissue regeneration. However, standard preparations of Boswellia serrata show overall modest pharmacokinetic properties, a limitation which may ultimately lead to reduced efficacy...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Marlene Mauch, Markus Ulrich, Xaver Kaelin, Bernhard Segesser, Jochen Paul
Background  Muscles and tendons are subjected to a high level of stress in everyday life and sports. This often leads to injuries and is associated with training failure and reduced performance as well as with high costs for treatment and rehabilitation. Fast and successful treatment is therefore very important, both from an athletic and economic point of view. This study aims to demonstrate the relevance of biomechanical procedures for the objective monitoring of rehabilitation. At the same time, the results are to be used to establish progress and evaluation criteria for an efficient and controlled rehabilitation...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
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