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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101501/classical-presentation-of-acute-pyelonephritis-in-a-case-of-brucellosis
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Wadha Alfouzan, Sara Al-Sahali, Hawra'a Sultan, Rita Dhar
Although Brucella species is known to affect almost all organs in humans, renal involvement presenting as acute pyelonephritis remains a rare entity in brucellosis. We report the case of a female patient who presented with symptoms of fever with chills, right loin pain and dysuria in the emergency room. Blood cultures drawn at the time of admission grew Brucella spp., but no organisms were isolated from urine culture although urinalysis data was indicative of urinary tract infection. Empiric therapy with piperacillin/tazobactam plus gentamicin relieved her symptoms...
May 2016: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101022/necrobiotic-xanthogranuloma-in-a-patient-with-multiple-myeloma
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Marlies Wruhs, Robert Feldmann, Isabelle Sawetz, Friedrich Breier, Andreas Steiner
An 82-year-old woman presented with a 9-month history of multiple, well-defined skin lesions on her neck and upper chest, progressively increasing in size. Histological examination of a skin biopsy showed a regular epidermis. In the dermis, granulomatous changes with central necrobiosis were found which extended focally into the subcutaneous fat. The necrobiotic areas were surrounded by Touton cells and foreign-body giant cells. Laboratory analysis revealed leucopenia. Serum electrophoresis and immunofixation disclosed the presence of an IgG-λ paraprotein...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100920/within-country-variation-of-salt-intake-assessed-via-urinary-excretion-in-japan-a-multilevel-analysis-in-all-47-prefectures
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Ken Uechi, Keiko Asakura, Shizuko Masayasu, Satoshi Sasaki
Salt intake in Japan remains high; therefore, exploring within-country variation in salt intake and its cause is an important step in the establishment of salt reduction strategies. However, no nationwide evaluation of this variation has been conducted by urinalysis. We aimed to clarify whether within-country variation in salt intake exists in Japan after adjusting for individual characteristics. Healthy men (n=1027) and women (n=1046) aged 20-69 years were recruited from all 47 prefectures of Japan. Twenty-four-hour sodium excretion was estimated using three spot urine samples collected on three nonconsecutive days...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100257/food-specific-sublingual-immunotherapy-is-well-tolerated-and-safe-in-healthy-dogs-a-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#4
E Maina, M Pelst, M Hesta, E Cox
BACKGROUND: Food allergies are increasing in prevalence but no treatment strategies are currently available to cure dogs with food allergy. Over the past decade, experimental food allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (FA-SLIT) has emerged as a potential treatment for food allergies in human medicine. However, FA-SLIT has not been investigated in dogs. Therefore, the objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the safety, tolerability and dispenser sterility of FA-SLIT in healthy dogs before testing it in food allergic dogs...
January 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099292/evaluating-the-necessity-of-antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-acute-epididymitis-in-pediatric-patients-a-literature-review-of-retrospective-studies-and-data-analysis
#5
Thomas A Cristoforo
OBJECTIVES: This literature review and data analysis aims to evaluate the percentage of pediatric patients with acute epididymitis found to have bacterial etiology and the percentage of patients in these studies that were treated with antibiotic therapy versus conservative therapy. METHODS: A search of EBSCO through January 13, 2016, using the key words epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis and child, children, or pediatric, identified 542 potential studies.Twenty-seven retrospective studies met the inclusion criteria, containing patients aged 21 years or younger with acute epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091440/nocturnal-enuresis-in-school-aged-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-any-relationship-with-hyposthenuria
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C I Eneh, A N Ikefuna, H U Okafor, S N Uwaezuoke
BACKGROUND: Reports show that children with sickle-cell anemia (SCA) have a tendency for nocturnal enuresis when compared with their counterparts with normal hemoglobin. Although nocturnal enuresis in SCA has been attributed to several factors including tubular and even bladder dysfunction, its relationship with hyposthenuria has been questioned in some studies. AIM: The study aims to determine the relationship of hyposthenuria with nocturnal enuresis seen in school-aged children with SCA...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081248/low-rice-intake-is-associated-with-proteinuria-in-participants-of-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Se Jin Lee, So Young Lee, Su Ah Sung, Ho Jun Chin, Sung Woo Lee
Little is known about the risk factors of proteinuria in the Asian population. On the basis of the association between rice intake patterns and chronic diseases, we hypothesized that rice intake patterns are associated with proteinuria in the Asian population. Data, including data regarding rice intake frequency and dipstick urinalysis results, from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 1998, 2001, 2005, and 2007 were analyzed. The study involved 19,824 participants who were older than 20 years of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080925/cardiac-assessment-of-zoo-kept-black-tailed-prairie-dogs-cynomys-ludovicianus-anesthetized-with-isoflurane
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Eric B Garcia, David Eshar, Justin D Thomason, Kenneth R Harkin, David Biller
Cardiomyopathy is suggested to be a relatively common disease condition in prairie dogs; however, there are no reports of normal cardiac echosonography and radiology in the prairie dog ( Cynomys spp.). The objective of this study was to report the ultrasonographic and radiographic measurements of the heart, and plasma troponin concentration in captive healthy anesthetized black-tailed prairie dogs ( Cynomys ludovicianus ). Zoo-kept prairie dogs with no signs of cardiac disease (n = 17) were evaluated. Each animal was anesthetized with isoflurane via face mask and a complete clinical assessment was performed, including complete blood cell count and plasma biochemistry, urinalysis, blood gasses, plasma troponin concentration, three-view whole body radiography, and echocardiogram...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080911/evaluation-of-in-house-urine-dipstick-reference-laboratory-urinalysis-and-urine-protein-creatinine-ratio-from-a-colony-of-callimicos-callimico-goeldii
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Sarah A Cannizzo, Jennifer N Langan, Mark Warneke, Matthew Allender
This study evaluated results from an in-house (IH) laboratory dipstick, a reference laboratory (RL) urinalysis, and urine protein : creatinine (UPC) ratios from callimicos ( Callimico goeldii ). Urine was collected from 25 individuals comprising a single colony under professional care in North America and compared based on laboratory, sex, age class, and presence or absence of a normal urinalysis. Urine specific gravity and pH between laboratories were statistically different. Overall, 56% to 100% of animals had at least a trace amount of protein in their urine...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077007/accurate-and-fast-urinalysis-in-febrile-patients-by-flow-cytometry
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Foppie J de Boer, Elske Gieteling, Heidi van Egmond-Kreileman, Bijan Moshaver, Sjef J C M van der Leur, Coen A Stegeman, Paul H P Groeneveld
BACKGROUND: The urine culture is worldwide accepted as the gold standard in diagnosing urinary tract infections, but is time consuming and costly, other methods are fast but moderately reliable. We investigated whether counting the number of bacteria by flow cytometry could be a fast and accurate method to analyze urine samples in febrile patients at the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Urine samples were obtained from 140 febrile patients at the ED. Urinalysis was performed according to standard procedures...
January 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074941/enhancing-the-detection-of-dysmorphic-red-blood-cells-and-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-with-a-modified-urinalysis-protocol
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Yu Chu-Su, Kenichi Shukuya, Takashi Yokoyama, Wei-Chou Lin, Chih-Kang Chiang, Chii-Wann Lin
Urinary sediment is used to evaluate patients with possible urinary tract diseases. Currently, numerous protocols are applied to detect dysmorphic red blood cells (RBCs) and renal tubular epithelial cells (RTECs) in urinary sediment. However, distinct protocols are used by nephrologists and medical technologists for specimen concentration and observation, which leads to major discrepancies in the differential counts of formed elements such as dysmorphic RBCs and RTECs and might interfere with an accurate clinical diagnosis...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074550/treatment-strategy-for-urinary-frequency-in-women
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Ching-Hung Hsieh, Tsung-Hsien Su
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the differential diagnosis of the underlying etiologies of urinary frequency and the treatment strategies for urinary frequency in women. Urinary frequency is a symptom, a sign, and a condition of uncertainty and of multifactorial cause. Common causes of urinary frequency include psychosocial, medical, sexual, urological, gynecologic, endocrine, and pharmacological in origin. Hence, treatment of symptoms and possible cures need a high-level plan or strategy to overcome the multifactorial etiology...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074147/cerebellar-ataxia-and-sensory-ganglionopathy-associated-with-light-chain-myeloma
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Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Bart E Wagner, Lucinda Nicholson-Goult, Nigel Hoggard, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar ataxia with sensory ganglionopathy is a rare neurological combination that can occur in some hereditary ataxias including mitochondrial diseases and in gluten sensitivity. Individually each condition can be a classic paraneoplastic neurological syndrome. We report a patient with this combination who was diagnosed with light-chain myeloma ten years after initial presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old Caucasian lady was referred to our Ataxia Clinic because of a 6-year history of progressive unsteadiness and a 2-year history of slurred speech...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073572/routine-preoperative-laboratory-testing-in-elective-pediatric-cardiothoracic-surgery-is-largely-unnecessary
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R Michael Nieto, Luis E De León, Daniel Trujillo Diaz, Kimberly A Krauklis, Charles D Fraser
OBJECTIVE: Routine preoperative laboratory testing (RLT) is common practice in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and is associated with significant cost burden to patients and families. We sought to examine the value of RLT in patients undergoing elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all scheduled elective pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at our institution from 2012 to 2014. Inpatients were excluded. Patient charts were reviewed to obtain preoperative laboratory values and determine relationship to case cancellation...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065395/serial-retrograde-instillations-of-sustained-release-formulation-of-mitomycin-c-to-the-upper-urinary-tract-of-the-yorkshire-swine-using-a-thermosensitive-polymer-safety-and-feasibility
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Nicholas M Donin, Dalit Strauss-Ayali, Yael Agmon-Gerstein, Nadav Malchi, Andrew T Lenis, Stuart Holden, Allan J Pantuck, Arie S Belldegrun, Karim Chamie
BACKGROUND: MitoGel is a novel drug formulation intended for the treatment of upper tract urothelial cancer with proven feasibility and safety in an animal model. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, toxicokinetics, and histologic changes associated with serial retrograde MitoGel instillations to the upper urinary tract in a swine model. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 27 Yorkshire swine underwent 6 once-weekly unilateral retrograde instillations of MitoGel...
January 3, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056546/urinary-microrna-30c-5p-and-microrna-192-5p-as-potential-biomarkers-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-kidney-injury
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Yan-Fang Zou, Dan Wen, Qian Zhao, Ping-Yan Shen, Hao Shi, Qiang Zhao, Yong-Xi Chen, Wen Zhang
Early detection of acute kidney injury is difficult due to lack of known biomarkers; previous studies have tried to identify new biomarkers for detecting acute kidney injury at an early stage. MicroRNA, a 21-23 nucleotide noncoding RNA molecule, has emerged as a desirable marker in the diagnosis and prognosis of various diseases. This study aims to identify the expression profile of microRNA in ischemia-reperfusion-induced kidney injury and determine the possibility of using the candidate microRNA as biomarker for the detection of I/R-induced kidney injury...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054289/procalcitonin-is-a-poor-predictor-of-non-infectious-fever-in-the-neurocritical-care-unit
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Karin Halvorson, Sameer Shah, Corey Fehnel, Bradford Thompson, N Stevenson Potter, Mitchell Levy, Linda Wendell
BACKGROUND: Fever is a common occurrence in the Neurocritical Care Unit (NCCU). It is reported that up to 50 % of these fevers are associated with a non-infectious source. As this is a diagnosis of exclusion, a complete fever evaluation must be done to rule out infection. Procalcitonin (PCT) has been identified as a possible biomarker to distinguish infectious from non-infectious etiologies of fever. We hypothesized that PCT could be used as a predictor of infectious fever in febrile patients with intracranial hemorrhage admitted to the NCCU...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052781/inpatient-urine-cultures-are-frequently-performed-without-urinalysis-or-microscopy-findings-from-a-large-academic-medical-center
#18
Abigail L Carlson, Satish Munigala, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Helen Wood, Ronald Jackups, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To describe the frequency of urine cultures performed in inpatients without additional testing for pyuria DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING A 1,250-bed academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS Hospitalized adults METHODS This study included urine cultures drawn on 4 medical and 2 surgical wards from 2009 to 2013 and in the medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) from 2012 to 2013. Patient and laboratory data were abstracted from the hospital's medical informatics database. We identified catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in the ICUs by routine infection prevention surveillance...
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040382/assessment-of-urinary-dipstick-in-patients-admitted-to-an-emergency-department-for-blunt-abdominal-trauma
#19
F Moustafa, C Loze, B Pereira, M A Vaz, L Caumon, C Perrier, J Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: Clinicians still face significant challenge in predicting intra-abdominal injuries in patients admitted to an emergency department for blunt abdominal trauma. This study was thus designed to investigate the value of dipstick urinalysis in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multicenter, cohort study involving patients admitted to the emergency department for abdominal traumas, examined by means of urinary dipstick and abdominal CT scan...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040259/postoperative-fever-after-hemiarthroplasty-in-elderly-patients-over-70-years-of-age-with-displaced-femoral-neck-fracture-necessity-of-routine-workup
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Je-Hyun Yoo, Ki-Tae Kim, Tae-Young Kim, Ji-Hyo Hwang, Jun-Dong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Displaced femoral neck fracture in elderly patients has been treated with hemiarthroplasty as the treatment of choice. Fever following HA is common in these elderly patients. The aim of this study was to determine which post-HA fever workup could be beneficial in this group of patients. METHODS: A total of 272 consecutive patients aged ≥70 years undergoing HA for displaced femoral neck fracture were retrospectively investigated. Postoperative fever (POF) was defined as any recorded body temperature ≥38°C in the early postoperative period...
December 23, 2016: Injury
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