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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740662/treatment-for-sternoclavicular-joint-infections-a-multi-institutional-study
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Allen Murga, Hannah Copeland, Rachel Hargrove, Jason M Wallen, Salman Zaheer
BACKGROUND: Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) infections are rare and difficult to manage. Surgery is necessary for treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of the university hospital and Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals of all patients treated for SCJ infections since 2001 was conducted. Fifteen [15] patients were identified and evaluated for the types of infections, risk factors, treatments and survival. RESULTS: All 15 patients were symptomatic including: pain [13], erythema [9], purulent drainage [3], fever greater than 38...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738954/the-utility-of-the-alvarado-score-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-the-elderly
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Anastasiya Shchatsko, Rebecca Brown, Trista Reid, Sasha Adams, Amy Alger, Anthony Charles
Clinical scores determining the likelihood of acute appendicitis (AA), including the Alvarado score, were devised using a younger population, and their efficacy in predicting AA in elderly patients is not well documented. This study's purpose is to evaluate the utility of Alvarado scores in this population. A retrospective chart review of patients >65 years old presenting with pathologically diagnosed AA from 2000 to 2010 was performed. Ninety-six patients met inclusion criteria. The average age was 73.7 ± 1...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737623/an-observational-study-of-severe-pertussis-in-100-infants-%C3%A2-120-days-of-age
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James D Cherry, Kristen Wendorf, Brooke Bregman, Deborah Lehman, Delma Nieves, John S Bradley, Wilbert H Mason, Linette Sande-Lopez, Merrick Lopez, Myke Federman, Tempe Chen, Dean Blumberg, Samantha Johnston, Hayden T Schwenk, Peggy Weintrub, Kevin K Quinn, Kathleen Winter, Kathleen Harriman
BACKGROUND: Pertussis in young infants is a unique, severe, afebrile, cough illness that is frequently fatal. METHODS: All pertussis cases ≤ 120 days of age admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in California between October 1, 2013 and April 25, 2015 were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 100 pertussis patients ≤ 120 days of age admitted to PICU's, there were 5 deaths. The white blood cell (WBC) counts in the fatal cases were significantly higher than in the non-fatal cases...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731834/the-essential-oil-of-hyptis-mutabilis-in-ichthyophthirius-multifiliis-infection-and-its-effect-on-hematological-biochemical-and-immunological-parameters-in-silver-catfish-rhamdia-quelen
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Jessyka Arruda da Cunha, Fernando Jonas Sutili, Anita Motta Oliveira, Leticia Gressler, Cecilia de Ávila Scheeren, Lenise Lima Silva, Rodrigo Vaucher, Bernardo Baldisserotto, Berta Heinzmann
This study evaluated the activity of leaf essential oil (EO) from Hyptis mutabilis as well as its major constituent, (-)-globulol, in infections by the parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (ich). Effects on hematological, biochemical and immunological parameters of silver catfish, Rhamdia quelen, exposed to same samples also were evaluated. In the first experiment, naturally infected fish were treated with EO (0, 10 and 20 mgL-1) and ethanol, using several methods of exposure. Fish mortality and the number of trophonts per fish were assessed after 48 and 96 hr...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730707/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-novel-murine-model-of-pancreatic-cancer-cachexia
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Katherine A Michaelis, Xinxia Zhu, Kevin G Burfeind, Stephanie M Krasnow, Peter R Levasseur, Terry K Morgan, Daniel L Marks
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a complex metabolic and behavioural syndrome lacking effective therapies. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most important conditions associated with cachexia, with >80% of PDAC patients suffering from the condition. To establish the cardinal features of a murine model of PDAC-associated cachexia, we characterized the effects of implanting a pancreatic tumour cell line from a syngeneic C57BL/6 KRAS(G12D) P53(R172H) Pdx-Cre(+/+) (KPC) mouse...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730156/white-blood-cell-counts-alcoholism-and-cirrhosis-in-pneumococcal-pneumonia
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Julianna G Gardner, Divya R Bhamidipati, Adriana M Rueda, Duc T M Nguyen, Edward A Graviss, Daniel M Musher
BACKGROUND: An elevated white blood cell (WBC) count is a characteristic finding in pneumococcal pneumonia. Very low WBC counts, occurring in some cases, are often associated with overwhelming pneumonia and have been attributed to alcohol-induced suppression of bone marrow. However, a systematic study of neutropenia, leukocytosis, alcohol ingestion, and cirrhosis in pneumococcal pneumonia has not been previously reported. METHODS: Using a database of patients with pneumococcal pneumonia at our medical center, we extracted data on WBC counts at admission, differential counts, alcohol ingestion, and cirrhosis, and we related these to 7-day and 30-day mortality...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726663/-peculiarities-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-with-neurological-pathology
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O Zubarenko, G Kopiyka, T Kravchenko, L Koval, K Gurienko
Neurological disorders in children highly affect the course of pneumonia, its outcome and the development of possible complications. The aim of the study was to reveal clinical and paraclinical features of community-acquired pneumonia in younger children with neurologic pathology infantile cerebral palsy. Under observation were 37 children with community-acquired pneumonia aged 1 to 3 years that suffered from spastic forms of infantile cerebral palsy. The comparison group consisted of 30 children with community-acquired pneumonia without any concomitant neurological pathology...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722618/clinical-evidence-of-acute-mesoamerican-nephropathy
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Rebecca S B Fischer, Sreedhar Mandayam, Denis Chavarria, Chandan Vangala, Melissa N Garcia, Linda L Garcia, Lesbia Palma, Felix Garcia, Ramón García-Trabanino, Kristy O Murray
Mesoamerican nephropathy (MeN), an epidemic of unexplained kidney disease in Central America, affects mostly young, healthy individuals. Its etiology is a mystery that requires urgent investigation. Largely described as a chronic kidney disease (CKD), no acute clinical scenario has been characterized. An understanding of the early disease process could elucidate an etiology and guide treatment and prevention efforts. We sought to document the earliest clinical signs in patients with suspected MeN in a high-risk population in Nicaragua...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719602/prehospital-immune-responses-and-development-of-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-following-traumatic-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jon Hazeldine, David N Naumann, Emma Toman, David Davies, Jonathan R B Bishop, Zhangjie Su, Peter Hampson, Robert J Dinsdale, Nicholas Crombie, Niharika Arora Duggal, Paul Harrison, Antonio Belli, Janet M Lord
BACKGROUND: Almost all studies that have investigated the immune response to trauma have analysed blood samples acquired post-hospital admission. Thus, we know little of the immune status of patients in the immediate postinjury phase and how this might influence patient outcomes. The objective of this study was therefore to comprehensively assess the ultra-early, within 1-hour, immune response to trauma and perform an exploratory analysis of its relationship with the development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714381/gemcitabine-associated-pseudocellulitis-a-missed-diagnosis
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Dalvir Gill, Josh Schrader, Matthew Kelly, Fidel Martinez, Wajihuddin Syed, Jonathan Wright
We report a case of a 51-year-old male with past medical history significant for cholangiocarcinoma presented with two weeks of worsening bilateral lower extremity swelling and erythema. Patient has been on active chemotherapy for his cholangiocarcinoma with Gemcitabine weekly infusions. Physical exam was significant for bilaterally petechial rash coalescing into ecchymoses over the dorsum of the feet, sparing soles and toes, which dissipated into thinning petechiae more proximally. On labs he did not have any leukocytosis, his platelet count was 50 × 10(3)/µL and basic metabolic panel was benign...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698688/retro-orbital-and-disseminated-b-cell-lymphoma-in-a-yellow-collared-macaw-primolius-auricollis
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Kim Le, Hugues Beaufrère, Emily Brouwer, S Karlyn Bland, Sarah Wills, Shawn MacKenzie, Heather Chalmers, Chantale Pinard, R Darren Wood, Josepha DeLay, Dale A Smith
A yellow-collared macaw was presented with unilateral left exophthalmia. The complete blood cell count and biochemistry revealed a heterophilic leukocytosis and elevation in liver parameters, respectively. A computed tomography scan showed a contrast-enhancing retrobulbar mass and hepatomegaly. Cytology of the liver was consistent with a round cell tumor, most likely lymphoma. The bird died after 2 months of palliative care. Postmortem examination confirmed a retro-orbital and disseminated B-cell lymphoma.
July 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698056/daboia-vipera-palaestinae-envenomation-in-horses-clinical-and-hematological-signs-risk-factors-for-mortality-and-construction-of-a-novel-severity-scoring-system
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Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Reut Solomovich, Judith Comte, Gila A Sutton, Amir Steinman
Daboia palaestinae is the most common venomous snake in Israel and an important cause of envenomations in humans and animals. Although specific antivenom is produced from horses, little documentation exists regarding the characteristics of envenomed horses. This survey was constructed to describe the clinical, hematological and biochemical characteristics of D. palaestinae envenomation in horses, to identify risk factors for fatality and to construct a prognostic snakebite severity scale (SSS) to be used by veterinarians in the field...
July 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694633/facial-diplegia-as-initial-manifestation-of-acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia-with-isolated-trisomy-47-xy-11-14-46-xy-6
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Josef Finsterer, Michael Panny
Bilateral peripheral facial palsy (facial diplegia) has been repeatedly reported as a neurologic manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia but has not been reported as the initial clinical manifestation of myelomonocytic leukemia. A 71-year-old male developed left-sided peripheral facial palsy being interpreted and treated as Bell's palsy. C-reactive protein (CRP) and leukocyte count 4 days later were 2.5 mg/l and 16 G/l, respectively. Steroids were ineffective. Seven days after onset, he developed right-sided peripheral facial palsy...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694043/risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-non-promyelocytic-acute-myeloid-leukemia-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-single-center-study-in-china
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Qiaolei Zhang, Xueying Li, Zhangyue Wei, Xiujin Ye, Lixia Zhu, Mixue Xie, Wanzhuo Xie, Jingjing Zhu, Li Li, De Zhou, Yanlong Zheng, Xiudi Yang, Mingyu Zhu, Jianai Sun
BACKGROUND: Although high mortality in patients with acute leukemia (AL) is associated with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), the clinical features and pathogenesis of AL patients with cerebral hemorrhage are not well known. METHODS: We diagnosed 90 patients with ICH from a total of 1467 patients with non-promyelocytic AL who had been hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University from January 2010 to October 2015. Moreover, the risk factors of ICH death were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693058/-a-prospective-multi-center-trial-of-non-interventional-and-observational-study-of-lenalidomide-in-chinese-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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G M Wang, G Z Yang, Z X Huang, Y P Zhong, F Y Jin, A J Liao, X M Wang, Z Z Fu, H Liu, X L Li, J F Zhou, X Zhang, Y Hu, F Y Meng, X J Huang, W M Chen, J Lu
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of lenalidomide in a real-world clinical practice in Chinese patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Methods: It was a prospective, multi-center, observational study. A total of 165 consecutive patients with MM treated with lenalidomide-based regimens were enrolled in 12 hospitals from June 2013 to November 2015. Relevant information was recorded, such as baseline clinical data, cytogenetic abnormalities, treatment regimens, and duration of treatment, safety, and survival...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691673/gastric-paraganglioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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R Bura, Antonio Manca, R Ambu, G Pisano, Alessandro Melis, A Maturo, E Erdas, A Nicolosi, P G Calò
Very few cases of gastric paragangliomas have been reported in the literature to date. We report a rare case of parietal gastric paraganglioma fortuitously detected during intraoperative exploration. A 82-years-old woman presented to our emergency room for abdominal pain. On physical examination abdomen was painful on palpation and Blumberg's sign was present. The laboratory exams showed a neutrophilia in absence of leukocytosis. Acute appendicitis was suspected and a laparoscopy was performed. At exploration, the vermiform appendix was normal while a lumpy, hard-fibrous and white-pinkish extraluminal lesion of the anterior wall of the gastric body near the greater curvature of about 2 cm in diameter was present...
March 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688466/leukemic-transformation-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-literature-review-on-risk-characteristics-and-outcome
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Meera Yogarajah, Ayalew Tefferi
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) operationally include essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis (PMF), and prefibrotic PMF. All 4 MPN variants might progress into blast-phase disease (MPN-BP). For essential thrombocythemia, reported risk factors for leukemic transformation include advanced age, extreme thrombocytosis, anemia, leukocytosis, and sequence variants/mutations involving TP53 and EZH2 (for expansion of gene symbols, see www.genenames.org); for polycythemia vera, advanced age, leukocytosis, abnormal karyotype, mutations involving SRSF2 and IDH2, and treatment with pipobroman, chlorambucil, or P32; and for PMF, increased blast percentage, thrombocytopenia, abnormal karyotype, triple-negative driver mutational status, and sequence variants/mutations involving SRSF2, RUNX1, CEBPA, and SH2B3...
July 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685085/diffuse-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-uptake-in-the-bone-marrow-of-a-patient-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-pleomorphic-carcinoma-of-the-lung-a-case-report
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Takashi Makino, Yoshinobu Hata, Hajime Otsuka, Satoshi Koezuka, Nao Kikuchi, Kazutoshi Isobe, Naobumi Tochigi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Sakae Homma, Akira Iyoda
The current study presents the case of a 66-year-old male presenting with fever and chest pain. Chest enhanced computed tomography scanning revealed a mass shadow in the right upper lobe with chest wall invasion. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) identified the localized uptake of the mass lesion in the right upper lobe, in addition to diffuse uptake by the bone marrow. The laboratory data on admission revealed marked leukocytosis and an elevated C-reactive protein level (CRP). Serum concentrations of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin 6 were increased...
July 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677045/evaluation-of-an-advanced-organ-support-advos-system-in-a-two-hit-porcine-model-of-liver-failure-plus-endotoxemia
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Ahmed Al-Chalabi, Edouard Matevossian, Anne von Thaden, Catherine Schreiber, Peter Radermacher, Wolfgang Huber, Aritz Perez Ruiz de Garibay, Bernhard Kreymann
BACKGROUND: Novel extracorporeal procedures are constantly being developed and evaluated for use in patients with sepsis. Preclinical evaluation of such procedures usually requires testing in large animal models. In the present work, the safety and efficacy of a recently developed ADVanced Organ Support (ADVOS) system in a newly developed large animal two-hit model of liver failure combined with endotoxemia were tested. METHODS: After establishing the model in more than 50 animals, a randomized study was performed...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676441/chronic-toxicity-and-oncogenicity-of-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4-in-the-fischer-344-rat
#20
Paul A Jean, Kathleen P Plotzke
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a cyclic volatile methylsiloxane primarily used in the synthesis of silicon-based materials used in in a variety of consumer products. This paper details the chronic toxicity and oncogenicity evaluation of D4 in the Fischer 344 rat. Animals were exposed to 0, 10, 30, 150, or 700ppm D4 vapor for 6h/day, 5 days/week for up to 104 weeks in whole-body inhalation chambers. Effects of two year chronic exposure included increased liver, kidney, testes, and uterine weight with correlating microscopic findings of hepatocellular hypertrophy (males only), chronic nephropathy (both sexes), interstitial cell hyperplasia, and cystic endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial adenoma, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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