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Yi-Jung Chang, Dah-Chin Yan, Jin-Yao Lai, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chyi-Liang Chen, Shih-Yen Chen, Ming-Han Tsai
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing intestinal strangulation as a complication of small bowel obstruction (SBO) remains a considerable challenge in children. We evaluated the clinicoradiological parameters for predicting the presence of a strangulated intestine. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 69 pediatric patients who underwent operation for acute SBO. Regression analysis was used to identify the parameters for predicting strangulated SBO. RESULTS: Of the 69 patients with SBO, 27 patients had intestinal strangulation and were awarded one point each towards the overall clinical score: intractable continuous abdominal pain, tachycardia, white blood cell count >13,600/mm(3), and abdominal distention...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314085/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-and-identification-of-risk-factors-in-world-health-organization-defined-atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Mrinal M Patnaik, Daniela Barraco, Terra L Lasho, Christy M Finke, Kaaren Reichard, Katherine P Hoversten, Rhett P Ketterling, Naseema Gangat, Ayalew Tefferi
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is an aggressive myeloid neoplasm with overlapping features of myelodysplastic syndromes (prominent granulocytic dysplasia) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (neutrophilic leukocytosis). We studied 25 molecularly-annotated and World Health Organization defined aCML patients; median age 70 years, 84% males. Cytogenetic abnormalities were seen in 36% and gene mutations in 100%. Mutational frequencies were, ASXL1 28%, TET2 16%, NRAS 16%, SETBP1 12%, RUNX1 12%, ETNK1 8% and PTPN11 4%...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303655/cholangiohepatitis-in-dairy-cattle-13-cases
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D E Gomez, E Doré, D Francoz, A Desrochers, H Pierre, G Fecteau
BACKGROUND: The signalment, clinicopathologic, bacteriological, histopathological, ultrasonographic characteristics, and the treatment and outcomes of adult cattle with cholangiohepatitis are poorly defined. ANIMALS: Thirteen Holstein cows with cholangiohepatitis. METHODS: Retrospective study of medical records of cattle admitted to the CHUV and the AVC between 1992 and 2012 and 2000 and 2012, respectively, for cattle older than 3 months of age with a histopathological diagnosis of cholangiohepatitis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300447/sweet-syndrome
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Jose Ricardo Casarin Costa, Anangelica Rodrigues Virgens, Luisa de Oliveira Mestre, Natasha Favoretto Dias, Luciana Paula Samorano, Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente, Cyro Festa Neto
BACKGROUND: Sweet syndrome (SS) is an infrequent skin disease characterised by sudden onset of fever, leukocytosis, neutrophilia, and tender erythematous plaques infiltrated by neutrophils. Multiple conditions have been associated with this syndrome. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical, epidemiological, laboratory, and histopathological findings and associations of patients with SS. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 83 patients with SS followed between January 1, 2006, and January 31, 2015...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299216/successful-treatment-of-necrotizing-fasciitis-and-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-the-addition-of-linezolid
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Hana Rac, Karine D Bojikian, Jose Lucar, Katie E Barber
Necrotizing fasciitis is a deep-seated subcutaneous tissue infection that is commonly associated with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Surgical debridement plus penicillin and clindamycin are the current standard of care. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal TSS where linezolid was added after a failure to improve with standard therapy. Briefly after isolation of Streptococcus pyogenes from tissue cultures, the patient underwent two surgical debridement procedures and was changed to standard of care therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298924/hematological-parameters-and-hemozoin-containing-leukocytes-and-their-association-with-disease-severity-among-malaria-infected-children-a-cross-sectional-study-at-pawe-general-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
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Muluken Birhanu, Yaregal Asres, Wondimagegn Adissu, Tilahun Yemane, Endalew Zemene, Lealem Gedefaw
Hematological parameter changes are the most common complications in malaria. We aimed to determine the hematological parameters and hemozoin-containing leukocytes and their association with disease severity in malaria infected children aged between 1 and 15 years. A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Pawe General Hospital from July 31 to December 30, 2014. Demographic and clinical data were collected using structured questionnaire. Blood specimen was collected from each study participant for hematological investigations...
2017: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296755/inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-burden-in-pediatrics-case-series-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Cristina Oana Mărginean, Lorena Elena Meliţ, Simona Mocanu, Maria Oana Mărginean
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, comprising mainly Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Both of them are frequently encountered in children, being multifactorial conditions, with an unclear etiology. PATIENTS CONCERNS: We present 4 cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children in order to underline the variable evolution depending on the patient's particularities. DIAGNOSIS, INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOMES: The first case, a 13-year-old male patient, with a history of Henoch-Schonlein purpura, was admitted for rectal bleeding and weight loss, with normal laboratory parameters...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293736/5ala-in-pediatric-brain-tumors-is-not-routinely-beneficial
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Jonathan Roth, Shlomi Constantini
PURPOSE: Over recent years, 5-aminoluvolinic acid (5ALA) has been increasingly used for resection guidance in adult high-grade gliomas. However, amongst pediatric patients, publication of intraoperative fluorescence has been limited, with inconsistent outcomes. We describe our experience and intraoperative finding amongst children with various brain tumors that were given 5ALA prior to tumor resection. METHODS: Since October 2014, data regarding intraoperative findings amongst children that received 5ALA prior to tumor resection were prospectively collected...
March 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290977/actinomyces-related-tubo-ovarian-abscess-in-a-poorly-controlled-type-ii-diabetic-with-a-copper-intrauterine-device
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Ashley L Sawtelle, Nicole P Chappell, Caela R Miller
BACKGROUND: The historic association of Actinomyces israelii infection with intrauterine devices (IUDs) has long been recognized. In recent years, the risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease with a copper or levonorgestrel IUD has been less than 1% in women who are low risk for sexually transmitted infections. IUD-related pelvic infections secondary to actinomyces have largely vanished from contemporary practice. CASE: A 49-year-old using a copper IUD for contraception with poorly controlled type II diabetes mellitus was admitted for suspected tubo-ovarian abscess on the basis of abdominopelvic pain, leukocytosis, and computed tomography findings...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288853/establishing-evidence-based-thresholds-and-laboratory-practices-to-reduce-inappropriate-treatment-of-pseudohyperkalemia
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Pratistha Ranjitkar, Dina N Greene, Geoffrey S Baird, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Patrick C Mathias
BACKGROUND: Unrecognized pseudohyperkalemia (PHK), defined as an artificial increase in measured potassium concentration, due to thrombocytosis and leukocytosis can lead to inappropriate patient treatment. Understanding the laboratory and patient characteristics that increase risk of PHK is key to preventing diagnostic errors. METHODS: Serum/plasma potassium results collected at 2 laboratories over 4years were selected based on blood cell counts collected within 24h and whole blood potassium concentrations determined within 2h of the serum/plasma sample...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286833/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-its-responsible-germs-an-epidemiological-study
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Rama Bozorgmehr, Vanousheh Bahrani, Alireza Fatemi
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common hospital infections and a side effect of lengthy stay in intensive care unit (ICU). Considering the ever-changing pattern of common pathogens in infectious diseases and the raise in prevalence of hospital infections, the present study was designed aiming to determine the prevalence of VAP and its bacterial causes. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the medical profiles of all the patients under mechanical ventilation, who had no symptoms of pneumonia at the time of intubation and developed new infiltration in chest radiography after 48 hours under mechanical ventilation along with at least 2 of the symptoms including fever, hypothermia, leukocytosis, leukopenia, or purulent discharge from the lungs, were evaluated...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284610/association-of-ehrlichia-canis-hemotropic-mycoplasma-spp-and-anaplasma-platys-and-severe-anemia-in-dogs-in-thailand
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Gunn Kaewmongkol, Nicha Lukkana, Sarawut Yangtara, Sarawan Kaewmongkol, Naris Thengchaisri, Theerapol Sirinarumitr, Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Stanley G Fenwick
Canine tick-borne bacteria; Ehrlichia canis, hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. and Anaplasma spp., are organisms transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks. However, only a few clinical studies evaluating dogs infected with these organisms and anemia condition have been published. In this study, the potential tick-borne bacteria linked to anemia were investigated in eighty-one blood samples selected from anemic dogs using a broad range nested-PCR of the 16S rRNA gene. Positive results were shown in 12/81 blood specimens (14...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282034/prognostic-impact-of-bone-marrow-fibrosis-in-polycythemia-vera-validation-of-the-iwg-mrt-study-and-additional-observations
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D Barraco, S Cerquozzi, C A Hanson, R P Ketterling, A Pardanani, N Gangat, A Tefferi
In 2012, the International Working Group for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Research and Treatment (IWG-MRT) reported an associations between mild bone marrow (BM) fibrosis (⩾grade 1) in polycythemia vera (PV) and a lower incidence of thrombosis during the clinical course and a higher risk of fibrotic progression. The objective in the current study of 262 patients with PV was to validate these observations and also identify other risk factors for myelofibrosis-free survival (MFFS). About 127 (48%) patients displayed ⩾grade 1 reticulin fibrosis at the time of diagnosis; presenting clinical and laboratory features were not significantly different between patients with or without BM fibrosis...
March 10, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267663/appendiceal-diverticulitis-a-rare-relevant-pathology-presentation-of-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria Leonarda Altieri, Guglielmo Niccolò Piozzi, Pierluigi Salvatori, Maurizio Mirra, Gaetano Piccolo, Natale Olivari
INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal diverticulitis is a rare pathology that mimics acute appendicitis. Appendiceal diverticula are classified into congenital and acquired with difference in incidence and pathogenesis. Appendiceal diverticulitis is often overlooked because of mildness of symptomatology with increasing risk of complications, such as perforation. Appendiceal diverticula are often associated to higher risk of neoplasm especially carcinoid tumors and mucinous adenomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 40-year-old caucasic male presented into Emergency Room with right lower quadrant pain associated with vomit, abdominal tenderness, fever and moderate leukocytosis (11...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266289/non-complicated-acute-appendicitis-in-adults-treated-successfully-by-conservative-treatment-without-recurrences
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Anestis Charalampopoulos, Ioannis Dimopoulos, Nikolaos Koliakos, Konstantinos Kopanakis, Theodoros Liakakos And
Backround: Surgical treatment of appendicitis remains the standard treatment, but many cases respond conservatively. Our purpose was the clarification of the clinical, laboratory and imaging characteristics of uncomplicated cases undergoing successful conservative treatment without recurrence. Methods: 105 adult patients (66 female, 39 male) with non-complicated acute appendicitis. Symptom duration, clinical abdominal examination, body temperature, inflammatory markers, imaging studies results and in-hospital treatment were recorded...
January 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264059/biomarker-based-diagnosis-of-pacemaker-and-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-pocket-infections-a-prospective-multicentre-case-control-evaluation
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Carsten Lennerz, Hrvoje Vrazic, Bernhard Haller, Siegmund Braun, Tobias Petzold, Ilka Ott, Agnes Lennerz, Jonathan Michel, Patrick Blažek, Isabel Deisenhofer, Peter Whittaker, Christof Kolb
BACKGROUND: The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) has risen steadily, yet the rate of cardiac device infections (CDI) has disproportionately increased. Amongst all cardiac device infections, the pocket infection is the most challenging diagnosis. Therefore, we aimed to improve diagnosis of such pocket infection by identifying relevant biomarkers. METHODS: We enrolled 25 consecutive patients with invasively and microbiologically confirmed pocket infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262614/protective-effect-of-aster-tataricus-extract-on-retinal-damage-on-the-virtue-of-its-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-diabetic-rat
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Hao Du, Meng Zhang, Kejun Yao, Zhitao Hu
Effect of Aster tataricus (AT) was estimated on the retinal injury in diabetic rats by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to induce diabetes at a dose of 60mg/kg, i.p. and blood glucose was estimated to confirm the diabetic rats. All the animals were separated in to 5 different groups (n=10) such as control, diabetic retinopathy (DR) receives saline solution, and AT treated group receives AT (100, 200 and 400mg/kg) for the duration of 8 week. After treatment protocol period blood glucose and HbA1c% was estimated in the blood sample of diabetic rats...
March 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260482/late-diagnosis-of-e148q-mutation-positive-familial-mediterranean-fever-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-a-case-report
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Erhan Tatar, Adam Uslu, Cenk Simsek, Ahmet Aykas, Giray Bozkaya, Cetin Imamoglu
Fever of unknown origin is a rare condition after solid organ transplant and is generally associated with atypical infections (eg, tuberculosis, fungal infections) and/or lymphoproliferative disorders. Here, we present a kidney transplant patient with a late diagnosis of E148Q mutation-positive familial Mediterranean fever as the cause of fever of unknown origin. A 22-year-old female patient with a previous history of 4 years of hemodialysis and unknown primary renal disease received a deceased-donor kidney transplant at our center 5 years previously...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252631/-myeloproliferative-masks-of-multiple-myeloma-a-review-of-literature-and-clinical-case-reports
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V V Ryzhko, A E Grachev, A A Klodzinsky, T V Ivanova, M S Sataeva, E O Gribanova
Concurrences of multiple myeloma with myeloproliferative diseases or secondary myeloid leukemoid reactions are rather rare. The paper describes 3 cases of multiple myeloma: the first case concurrent with neutrophilic leukocytosis; the second case with secondary erythropoetin-dependent erythrocytosis, and the third case with chronic myeloid leukemia. In such cases, an accurate diagnosis requires molecular testing, besides routine clinical and laboratory studies. The paper discusses therapeutic strategy in cases of a concurrence of 2 competing tumors of the blood system: to treat them simultaneously or the most aggressive tumor now, as well as a relationship between multiple myeloma and chronic myeloid leukemia, other myeloproliferative disorders, and secondary myeloid leukemoid reactions...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251679/risk-factors-for-vascular-complications-and-treatment-patterns-at-diagnosis-of-2389-pv-and-et-patients-real-world-data-from-the-swedish-mpn-registry
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Khadija Abdulkarim, Jan Samuelsson, Peter Johansson, Björn Andréasson
OBJECTIVE: The study mainly aimed at investigating possible correlations between peripheral blood counts, erythropoietin (EPO), JAK2 V617F mutation and vascular complications prior to diagnosis of a population-based cohort of newly diagnosed patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). METHOD: The study comprises 1105 patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and 1284 patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) registered in the Swedish MPN Registry. RESULTS: Vascular complications, prior to diagnosis, were registered in 37% of PV patients...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
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