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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149783/hematological-improvement-of-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-as-a-novel-nsaid-with-immunosuppressive-property
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Hossein Ahmadi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Farhad Gharibdoost, Mahdi Vojdanian, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Noushin Rastkari, Zahra Aghazadeh, Abbas Mirshafiey
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of β-D-mannuronic acid (M2000) on hematological parameters in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. This study was conducted on 25 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (identifier: IRCT2014011213739N2). M2000 was administered orally for anemic and non-anemic RA patients at a dose of 500 mg twice daily for 12 weeks. The patients were permitted to continue the conventional treatments excluding NSAIDs. Blood samples were collected at baseline, 4 and 12 weeks after drug administration and were tested for hematological parameters...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147589/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-discussion-of-two-pediatric-cases-and-its-distinction-from-other-mature-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-malignancies
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Eric X Wei, Vasiliki Leventaki, John K Choi, Susana C Raimondi, Elizabeth M Azzato, Sheila A Shurtleff, Menchu G Ong, Diana M Veillon, James D Cotelingam, Rodney E Shackelford
Gamma delta (γδ) T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) expression and its related T-cell differentiation are not commonly reported in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL). Here we report two pediatric T-ALL cases and present their clinical features, histology, immunophenotypes, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostic findings. The first patient is a two-year-old girl with leukocytosis, circulating lymphoblasts, and a cryptic insertion of a short-arm segment at 10p12 into the long-arm segment of 11q23 resulting in an MLL and AF10 fusion transcript, which may be the first reported in γδ T-ALL...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146407/-hemogram-profile-and-interest-of-pre-donation-hemoglobin-measurement-in-blood-donors-in-the-northwest-region-of-morocco
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S Bakrim, A Ouarour, K Jaidann, M Benajiba, A Masrar
BACKGROUND: Blood donation in Morocco and more particularly in the northwest region is carried out without prior determination of the pre-donation hemoglobin. In addition, we note the lack of scientific research that reports data on the red blood cells, leukocytes and platelet lines in donated blood at the regional or even national level. AIMS: To study hemogram profile in blood donors taken from the Northwest region of Morocco in order to provide decision makers of the National Center of Blood Transfusion and Hematology with valid scientific arguments to complete the criteria to donate whole blood, by the hemogram...
November 13, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145787/pneumocystosis-in-dogs-meta-analysis-of-43-published-cases-including-clinical-signs-diagnostic-procedures-and-treatment
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Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Abigail Guija-De-Arespacochaga, Andrea Klang, Herbert Weissenböck, Frank Künzel
We evaluated 43 published cases of dogs with confirmed Pneumocystis infection regarding the value of clinical parameters indicating the presence of the disease as well as tools for the detection of the pathogen. The assessed parameters included clinical signs, laboratory findings, results of thoracic radiography, autopsy, histopathology, methods for the detection of Pneumocystis, as well as medical therapy. Pneumocystosis was diagnosed most often in certain breeds (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Dachshund) with a predisposition for impaired immunity...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145108/acute-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-longus-colli-muscle-masquerading-as-a-retropharyngeal-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Uthman Alamoudi, Ahmed A Al-Sayed, Yasser AlSallumi, Matthew H Rigby, S Mark Taylor, Robert D Hart, Jonathan R B Trites
INTRODUCTION: Acute calcific longus colli tendinitis, also known as retropharyngeal or acute calcific prevertebral tendinitis, is a reactive self-limiting inflammatory response to acute or subacute deposition of amorphous calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in the tendons of the longus colli muscle, anterior to the C1-C2 disk space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old man presented with a complaint of neck pain and odynophagia over a few days. Blood test findings showed mild leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein level...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143068/patient-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-classical-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Prajwal Boddu, Lucia Masarova, Srdan Verstovsek, Paolo Strati, Hagop Kantarjian, Jorge Cortes, Zeev Estrov, Sherry Pierce, Naveen Pemmaraju
Little is known about the outcomes of Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) in adolescents and young adults (AYA). We reviewed all patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET), polycythemia vera (PV), and myelofibrosis (MF) treated at our institution from 1988 to 2016 who were aged 16 to 39 years (AYA) and described their outcomes in comparison to older MPN population. Of 2206 patients, 185 (8.3%) were identified as AYA: 105 (57%) ET, 43 (23%) PV, and 37 (20%) MF. The median age was 33 years [range, 16-39], and median follow-up time 3 years [range, 0...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141761/leptospirosis-cases-infected-with-uncommon-serogroups-puerto-rico-2013-2015
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Hector Gorbea, Enid J Garcia-Rivera, Hilda Torres, Olga D Lorenzi, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Tyler M Sharp
Leptospirosis is an emerging bacterial zoonosis that is endemic but underrecognized throughout the tropics. Through prospective surveillance for acute febrile illness (AFI) among patients who presented to the emergency department of a hospital located in an urban region of Puerto Rico, four patients with laboratory-confirmed leptospirosis were identified. All patients had signs and symptoms of AFI, including fever, headache, and dehydration. Three patients had leukocytosis with thrombocytopenia and were admitted to the hospital...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132521/gallbladder-dysfunction-cholecystitis-choledocholithiasis-cholangitis-and-biliary-dyskinesia
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Thad Wilkins, Edward Agabin, Jason Varghese, Asif Talukder
The prevalence of gallstones is 10% to 15% in adults. Individuals with acute cholecystitis present with right upper quadrant pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Management includes supportive care and cholecystectomy. The prevalence of choledocholithiasis is 10% to 20%, and serious complications include cholangitis and gallstone pancreatitis. The goal of management in individuals with choledocholithiasis consists of clearing common bile duct stones. Acute ascending cholangitis is a life-threatening condition involving acute inflammation and infection of the common bile duct...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130957/clinical-disease-patterns-in-a-regional-swiss-cohort-of-34-pyoderma-gangrenosum-patients
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Antonios G A Kolios, Alissa Gübeli, Barbara Meier, Julia-Tatjana Maul, Thomas Kündig, Jakob Nilsson, Jürg Hafner, Emmanuella Guenova, Katrin Kerl, Mark Anliker, Werner Kempf, Alexander A Navarini, Lars E French, Antonio Cozzio
BACKGROUND/AIM: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, neutrophilic dermatosis often associated with an underlying disease, and clinical data or larger studies are rare. METHODS: In this retrospective study, disease characteristics, clinical manifestations, and treatment response were evaluated in a Swiss cohort of PG patients. RESULTS: In participating centers, 34 cases (21 females) of PG were analyzed based on clinical and histological presentation between 2002 and 2012...
November 7, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127919/a-case-report-of-a-de-garengeot-hernia-in-a-nonagenarian-veteran
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Luis R Taveras, Sergio Huerta
INTRODUCTION: A hernia containing the vermiform appendix [de Garengeot hernia (DGH)] is an exceedingly rare event. Appendicitis occurring in this setting if further unusual. Most cases of DGH are made during inguinal exploration. In the present report, we discuss a patient who underwent an operation which revealed a DGH with appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF A CASE: A 94-year-old man with a past medical history significant for hypertension and Parkinson's disease was admitted to the hospital for the management of an event of CHF exacerbation...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127768/diabetic-ketoacidosis-hyperuricemia-and-encephalopathy-intractable-to-regular-dose-insulin
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Jillian Gregory, Sonali Basu
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children less than 1 year of age is a rare occurrence. Typical presentation includes a prodrome of weight loss and polyuria with subsequent presentation to medical care when acidosis becomes symptomatic. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an unusual case of a previously healthy infant with a 3 days' history of constipation, presenting acutely with abdominal pain, lethargy, and dehydration. On initial evaluation, our patient had profound encephalopathy, with marked tachypnea and work of breathing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118887/a-case-of-early-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-staphylococcus-warneri-in-a-patient-presenting-with-congestive-heart-failure
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Maita S Kuvhenguhwa, Kevin O Belgrave, Sonia U Shah, Arnold S Bayer, Loren G Miller
Staphylococcus warneri, a coagulase negative staphylococcus, has been isolated in prosthetic device-related infections and has been reported as a rare cause of endocarditis. We report a case of prosthetic aortic valve S. warneri endocarditis, in which the patient lacked typical infectious signs and symptoms, instead presenting with congestive heart failure due to perforation of the valve. Providers should consider endocarditis with a low virulence pathogen such as S. warneri when a patient with a prosthetic valve presents with heart failure, even in the absence of fever, leukocytosis and other infectious symptoms...
October 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117026/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-severity-grade-is-valid-and-generalizable-in-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
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Martin D Zielinski, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad Choudhry, Matthew C Hernandez, Daniel C Cullinane, David Turay, Ji-Ming Yune, Salina Wydo, Kenji Inaba, D Dante Yeh, Therese M Duane, Andrea Pakula, Ruby Skinner, Jill Watras, Carlos J Rodriguez, Kenneth A Widom, John Cull, Julie Dunn, Eric A Toschlog, Valerie G Sams, John C Graybill
INTRODUCTION: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) anatomic severity grading system for adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) was validated at a single institution. We aimed to externally validate the AAST ASBO grading system using the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) multi-institutional SBO prospective observational study. METHODS: Adults (age≥18) with (ASBO) were included. Baseline demographics, physiologic parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate), labs (lactate, hemoglobin, creatinine, leukocytosis), imaging findings, operative details, length of stay, and Clavien-Dindo complications were collected...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115798/acute-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-literature-review-and-proposal-of-treatment
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Gianni Testino, Silvia Leone
Severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) can lead to a clinical picture with a sixmonth mortality rate in more than 70% of cases. This clinical picture is characterized by: jaundice with a duration of less than three months, jaundice at the first failure event, serum bilirubin greater than 5 mg / dL, ratio AST / ALT> 2: 1, AST less than 500 IU / L, ALT <300 IU / L, neutrophil leukocytosis and a GGT increase. In addition, encephalopathy, fever, asthenia and coagulopathy may be present. Its onset may also be characterized by portalhypertensionrelated complications, particularly bleeding and hepatorenal syndrome...
November 7, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110361/hairy-cell-leukemia-2018-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-treatment
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Xavier Troussard, Edouard Cornet
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and HCL-like disorders, including HCL variant (HCL-V) and splenic diffuse red pulp lymphoma (SDRPL), are a very heterogeneous group of mature lymphoid B-cell disorders, characterized by the identification of hairy cells, a specific genetic profile, a different clinical course and the need for appropriate treatment. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis of HCL is based on morphological evidence of hairy cells, an HCL immunologic score of 3 or 4 based on the CD11C, CD103, CD123, and CD25 expression, the trephine biopsy which makes it possible to specify the degree of tumoral medullary infiltration and the presence of BRAF V600E somatic mutation...
December 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107667/fgfr1-translocation-with-concurrent-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-systemic-mastocytosis-and-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Koping Chang, Jia-Hau Liu, Shan-Chi Yu, Chung-Wu Lin
FGFR1 translocation may cause myeloid or lymphoid neoplasm but rarely systemic mastocytosis (SM). Conversely, SM is associated with myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), but rarely lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) or FGFR1 translocation. We report the first case of FGFR1 translocation in a patient with concurrent LBL, MPN, and SM. A 21-year-old male patient presented with diffuse lymphadenopathies and leukocytosis. TdT(+)/cytoCD3(+)/CD79a(weakly+) LBL was identified in the lymph node. Bone marrow had MPN, SM, and TdT(+)/CD79a(+)/cytoCD3(weakly+) LBL...
October 28, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103798/cannabis-intoxication-case-series-the-dangers-of-edibles-containing-tetrahydrocannabinol
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Kathy T Vo, Howard Horng, Kai Li, Raymond Y Ho, Alan H B Wu, Kara L Lynch, Craig G Smollin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Cannabis and its principal active constituent, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are increasingly available as edibles resembling commercially available food products. In this case series, we describe a population of predominantly pediatric patients who were inadvertently exposed to a THC-containing product in San Francisco. METHODS: Twelve children and 9 adults were identified, with 16 patients having detectable serum THC and THC metabolites. All patients presented to hospitals with a variety of constitutional symptoms and all were discharged home within 12 hours...
November 3, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097060/cortisol-is-more-important-than-metanephrines-in-driving-changes-in-leukocyte-counts-after-stroke
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Dannielle Zierath, Patricia Tanzi, Dean Shibata, Kyra J Becker
BACKGROUND: There are notable changes in the number of white blood cells (WBCs) after stroke, but the primary mediators of these changes are unclear. In this study, we assessed the role of the neuroendocrine and sympathetic nervous systems in stroke-induced changes of WBCs within distinct leukocyte subsets, as well as the effect of these changes on stroke outcomes. METHODS: Patients were recruited within 72 hours after ischemic stroke; complete blood count with differential was obtained at set time points...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093588/-complicated-jejunoileal-diverticular-disease-a-12-cases-serie-and-literature-review
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Aylhin Joana López Marcano, José Manuel Ramia, Roberto De la Plaza Llamas, Soledad Alonso, Johnny David Gonzales Aguilar, Andree Wolfgang Kühnhardt Barrantes
OBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective analysis of a series of complicated JID (jejunoileal diverticulitis) cases surgically treated in our service during the period from 2002 to 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 12 cases of jejunoileal complicated diverticulosis. 7 women and 5 men. The mean age was 76 years. The clinical presentation in all cases was acute abdominal pain, one with gastrointestinal bleeding. All cases had leukocytosis, neutrophilia and increased acute phase reactants...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090238/hepatitis-c-virus-associated-aortitis-caused-by-type-i-cryoglobulins
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Adrienne Lenhart, Alireza Meighani, Mona Hassan, Stuart Gordon
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) can present with cryoglobulinemic vasculitis, which is primarily associated with type II/III cryoglobulins. Type I cryoglobulins are usually seen in lymphoproliferative disease, and large vessel involvement with this type of vasculitis is rare. A 70-year-old man with chronic HCV presented with abdominal pain, leukocytosis, and rash. Computed tomography angiography showed thickening of the abdominal aorta consistent with large-vessel vasculitis. He was found to have type I cryoglobulinemia and was treated with corticosteroids and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir with rapid resolution of his aortitis...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
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