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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928611/brugada-syndrome-in-children-stepping-into-unchartered-territory
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Shashank P Behere, Steven N Weindling
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an autosomal dominant inherited channelopathy. It is associated with a typical pattern of ST-segment elevation in the precordial leads V1-V3 and potentially lethal ventricular arrhythmias in otherwise healthy patients. It is frequently seen in young Asian males, in whom it has previously been described as sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome. Although it typically presents in young adults, it is also known to present in children and infants, especially in the presence of fever...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918724/why-medically-unexplained-symptoms-and-health-anxiety-don-t-need-to-make-your-heart-sink
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Jill M Newby, Gavin Andrews
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899390/-if-it-s-a-medical-issue-i-would-have-covered-it-by-now-learning-about-fibromyalgia-through-the-hidden-curriculum-a-qualitative-study
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V Silverwood, C A Chew-Graham, I Raybould, B Thomas, S Peters
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition that affects between 1 and 5% of the general population and lies within the spectrum of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). FMS can be difficult to diagnose and is usually done so as a diagnosis of exclusion. There is continuing debate regarding its legitimacy excluding other causes of symptoms. It is known that the diagnosis and management of MUS, including FMS, receives little attention in medical curricula and attitudes towards patients with FMS amongst medical professionals and trainees can be negative...
September 12, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898867/cerebral-fat-embolism-clinical-presentation-diagnostic-steps-and-long-term-follow-up
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Juliane Dunkel, Christian Roth, Frank Erbguth, Wenke Dietrich, Monika Hügens-Penzel, Andreas Ferbert
OBJECTIVE: Symptomatic cerebral fat embolism (CFE) is a rare complication that occurs after a traumatic injury or orthopaedic surgery and is diagnostically challenging. No data is currently available concerning long-term follow-up. METHODS: We identified from medical records 9 patients with CFE and revised the clinical signs and the diagnostic process. We then analysed long-term follow-up data, targeting clinical course after discharge, neurological impairment, and current quality of life, using the Barthel index and the modified Rankin Scale...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895496/coherent-care-pathways-for-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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Itoro Udo, Iniobong Udo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895486/iatrogenic-adrenal-insufficiency-secondary-to-combination-therapy-with-elvitegravir-cobicistat-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-emtricitabine-and-interlaminar-triamcinolone-injection-in-an-aids-patient
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Chanie Wassner, Sutapa Maiti, Kurt Kodroff, Henry Cohen
We report the first identified case of suspected iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency after an interlaminar injection of triamcinolone acetonide while on concomitant Stribild (elvitegravir 150 mg/cobicistat 150 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg [EVG/c/TDF/FTC]). A 49-year-old female with HIV on EVG/c/TDF/FTC therapy presented to our endocrinology clinic to be evaluated for suspected Cushing syndrome. Prior to presentation, the patient had been given 2 interlaminar spinal injections of triamcinolone...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887792/liver-failure-as-the-presentation-of-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-in-a-13-month-old-female
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Farrah Rajabi, Lance H Rodan, Maureen M Jonas, Janet S Soul, Nicole J Ullrich, Ann Wessel, Susan E Waisbren, Wen-Hann Tan, Gerard T Berry
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked urea cycle disorder with variable expressivity in heterozygous females. While liver function testing is often abnormal in patients with OTCD, liver failure is uncommon on presentation. A 13-month-old female with no significant past medical history presented with irritability, right arm weakness, and decreased appetite. Initial workup revealed hepatic dysfunction with an INR of 3.4, ammonia level of 75 μmol/L, and abnormal brain MRI with gyral edema with restricted diffusion, and patchy signal abnormality in basal ganglia...
September 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869718/prevalence-and-causes-of-preoperative-anaemia-in-elective-major-surgery-patients
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Frank S Hong, Nicole Sieradzki, Claire Pollock, Faye Nasra, Allison Mo, Abbey Willcox, Leonid Churilov, Wai Khoon Ho, Carole Smith
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in surgical patients. Recent national patient blood management guideline recommended screening surgical patients for anaemia and in particular iron deficiency anaemia, without reference to the prevalence of anaemia or iron deficiency anaemia in this patient population. AIMS: To establish the prevalence and cause of preoperative anaemia in elective major surgery patients. METHODS: Patients attending the anaesthetic pre-admission clinics from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 prior to their major elective surgery in our institution were screened for anaemia and iron deficiency by measuring full blood count, iron studies and C-reactive protein...
September 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867416/negative-affect-as-mediator-between-emotion-regulation-and-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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Jeanine Schwarz, Winfried Rief, Anna Radkovsky, Matthias Berking, Maria Kleinstäuber
BACKGROUND: Research on emotion regulation (ER) in medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUS) is rare. PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to compare ER skills between MUS-patients without comorbid depression, MUS-patients with comorbid depression (MUS+MDD), patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), and healthy controls. Additionally, we examined the mediating effect of depression and anxiety on the relationship between ER and somatization. METHODS: The Emotion-Regulation Skills Questionnaire (ERSQ) and other self-report measures were completed by 138 MUS-patients, 114 MUS+MDD-patients, 106 MDD-patients, and 100 healthy controls...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860774/bipolar-ii-disorder-as-the-initial-presentation-of-cadasil-an-underdiagnosed-manifestation
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Jianjun Wang, Jinfang Li, Fanxin Kong, Hanqing Lv, Zhouke Guo
Mood disturbances have been documented in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). The highly varied morbidity indicates that the affective symptoms in CADASIL have not been cataloged systematically, leading to ineffective treatment, affecting the patients' quality of life, and possibly resulting in suicide. We present a case of CADASIL with bipolar II disorder as the first manifestation. A middle-aged female reported recurrent depressive episodes and appeared treatment resistant to adequate dosages and durations of antidepressants...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855115/catheter-ablation-versus-medical-rate-control-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-systolic-dysfunction-camera-mri
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Sandeep Prabhu, Andrew J Taylor, Ben T Costello, David M Kaye, Alex Aj McLellan, Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Hariharan Sugumar, Siobhan M Lockwood, Michael B Stokes, Bhupesh Pathik, Chrishan J Nalliah, Geoff R Wong, Sonia M Azzopardi, Sarah Gutman, Geoffrey Lee, Jamie Layland, Justin A Mariani, Liang-Han Ling, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) frequently co-exist despite adequate rate-control. Existing randomized studies of AF and LVSD of varying etiologies have demonstrated modest benefits with a rhythm control strategy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether catheter ablation (CA) for AF could improve LVSD compared to medical rate-control (MRC) where the etiology of the LVSD was unexplained, apart from the presence of AF...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854581/unexplained-recurrent-miscarriages-are-associated-with-an-aberrant-sperm-protamine-mrna-content
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Nina Rogenhofer, Johannes Ott, Adrian Pilatz, Julia Wolf, Christian J Thaler, Lisa Windischbauer, Undraga Schagdarsurengin, Klaus Steger, Viktoria von Schönfeldt
STUDY QUESTION: Are unexplained recurrent miscarriages associated with abnormal protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels in spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels as well as the protamine-1 to protamine-2 mRNA ratio in spermatozoa from men whose female partners experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages were significantly different compared to those from both healthy control men and subfertile couples undergoing IVF/ICSI. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Aberrant sperm protamine ratios are known to be associated with male-factor infertility...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854401/post-icu-psychological-morbidity-in-very-long-icu-stay-patients-with-ards-and-delirium
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Farshid R Bashar, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Mohammadreza Hajiesmaeili, Mahmood Salesi, Behrooz Farzanegan, Seyedpouzhia Shojaei, Reza Goharani, Seyed J Madani, Kivan G Moghaddam, Sevak Hatamian, Hosseinali J Moghaddam, Seyed M M Mosavinasab, Elamin M Elamin, Andrew C Miller
PURPOSE: We investigated the impact of delirium on illness severity, psychological state, and memory in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients with very long ICU stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study in the medical-surgical ICUs of 2 teaching hospitals. Very long ICU stay (>75days) and prolonged delirium (≥40days) thresholds were determined by ROC analysis. Subjects were ≥18years, full-code, and provided informed consent. Illness severity was assessed using Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation IV, Simplified Acute Physiology Score-3, and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment scores...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852529/evaluating-insulin-information-provided-on-discharge-summaries-in-a-secondary-care-hospital-in-the-united-kingdom
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Amie Bain, Lois Nettleship, Sallianne Kavanagh, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
BACKGROUND: Prescribing errors at the time of hospital discharge are common and could potentially lead to avoidable patient harm, especially when they involve insulin, a high-risk medicine widely used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. When information regarding insulin therapy is not sufficiently communicated to a patient's primary care provider, continuity of care for patients with diabetes may be compromised. The objectives of this study were to investigate the nature and prevalence of insulin-related medication discrepancies contained in hospital discharge summaries for patients with diabetes...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852247/somatoform-pain-disorder-presenting-as-atypical-facial-pain-a-rare-presentation-in-a-13-year-old
#15
Ruchita Shah, Nidhi Chauhan
Children and adolescents often present to physicians and pediatricians with a range of medically unexplained symptoms, most common being headache, abdominal, and bone pains. These symptoms can be a manifestation of underlying depressive, anxiety or somatoform disorders, and sometimes the only symptom. Hence, it is important to recognize and manage these symptoms. Atypical facial pain (AFP) or atypical trigeminal neuralgia that has variably been described to be of psychological origin is considered to be rare in children...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852229/cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-medically-unexplained-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-published-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Vikas Menon, Tess Maria Rajan, Pooja Patnaik Kuppili, Siddharth Sarkar
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) commonly present across the board in medical specialties and are often challenging to treat. Our objective was to assess the efficacy for cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) in MUS. Electronic search of databases was carried out for published controlled trials in English language peer-reviewed journals from inception till August 2016. Effect sizes for the trials were computed using standardized mean difference, and I(2) test was used to assess sample heterogeneity. Pooled mean effect sizes were derived using a random-effects model...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846756/prevalence-of-pathogenic-copy-number-variation-in-adults-with-pediatric-onset-epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability
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Felippe Borlot, Brigid M Regan, Anne S Bassett, D James Stavropoulos, Danielle M Andrade
Importance: Copy number variation (CNV) is an important cause of neuropsychiatric disorders. Little is known about the role of CNV in adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability. Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of pathogenic CNVs and identify possible candidate CNVs and genes in patients with epilepsy and intellectual disability. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this cross-sectional study, genome-wide microarray was used to evaluate a cohort of 143 adults with unexplained childhood-onset epilepsy and intellectual disability who were recruited from the Toronto Western Hospital epilepsy outpatient clinic from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014...
August 28, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843029/a-retrospective-analysis-of-538-sinonasal-fungus-ball-cases-treated-at-a-single-tertiary-medical-center-in-korea-1996-2015
#18
Young Hoon Yoon, Jun Xu, Soo Kyoung Park, Jae Hyung Heo, Yong Min Kim, Ki-Sang Rha
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal fungus ball (FB) is a type of noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis affecting immunocompetent hosts. FB, previously considered rare, has been reported with increasing frequency. We reviewed our experience of 538 cases over the past 20 years. METHODS: We retrospectively examined clinical records including clinical presentations, radiological findings, management, and outcomes of FB patients who have undergone surgery for treatment. The number of FB patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) was calculated annually...
August 26, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839941/factors-associated-with-high-cardiovascular-risk-in-a-primarily-african-american-urban-hiv-infected-population
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Shashwatee Bagchi, Shana Ab Burrowes, Lori E Fantry, Mian B Hossain, Gemechis H Tollera, Shyamasundaran Kottilil, C David Pauza, Michael Miller, Mona Baumgarten, Robert R Redfield
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in a high-risk patient population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: One-hundred patients at an inner city HIV clinic in 2008 were reviewed. The atherosclerotic vascular disease risk score was calculated using the Pooled Cohort Equation. Chi-square test was performed to identify associations of potential risk factors with elevated atherosclerotic vascular disease risk...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834044/urological-complications-following-unstented-pediatric-renal-transplantation
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Patrick Opoku Manu Maison, Shaun Smit, Mignon McCulloch, Priya Gajjar, Peter Nourse, Dave Thomson, Elmi Muller, Alastair Millar, Alp Numanoglu, Delawir Kahn, John Lazarus
Urological complications which develop post-renal transplantation can be associated with significant morbidity especially in children. We evaluated the occurrence and management of all urological complications in a series of unstented pediatric renal transplants in a tertiary pediatric hospital. We reviewed the medical records of children who underwent unstented renal transplant between January 1996 and December 2014. Postoperative urological complications and the outcomes of their management were analyzed...
August 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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