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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066704/acute-pulmonary-embolism-leading-to-cavitation-and-large-pulmonary-abscess-a-rare-complication-of-pulmonary-infarction
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Matthew T Koroscil, Timothy R Hauser
Pulmonary infarction is an infrequent complication of pulmonary embolism due to the dual blood supply of the lung. Autopsy studies have reported cavitation to occur in only 4-5% of all pulmonary infarctions with an even smaller proportion of these cases becoming secondarily infected. Patients with infected cavitating pulmonary infarction classically present with fever, positive sputum culture, and leukocytosis days to weeks following acute pulmonary embolism. We describe a rare case of acute pulmonary embolism with pulmonary infarction leading to cavitation and subsequent abscess formation requiring left lower lobe resection...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061872/amoebic-liver-abscess-in-northern-sri-lanka-first-report-of-immunological-and-molecular-confirmation-of-aetiology
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Selvam Kannathasan, Arumugam Murugananthan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Devika Iddawala, Nilanthi Renuka de Silva, Nadarajah Rajeshkannan, Rashidul Haque
BACKGROUND: Since 1985, amoebic liver abscess (ALA) has been a public health problem in northern Sri Lanka. Clinicians arrive at a diagnosis based on clinical and ultrasonographic findings, which cannot differentiate pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) from ALA. As the treatment and outcome of the ALA and PLA differs, determining the etiological agent is crucial. METHODS: All clinically diagnosed ALA patients admitted to the Teaching Hospital (TH) in Jaffna during the study period were included and the clinical features, haematological parameters, and ultrasound scanning findings were obtained...
January 7, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056957/closed-cervix-is-associated-with-more-severe-illness-in-dogs-with-pyometra
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Supranee Jitpean, Aime Ambrosen, Ulf Emanuelson, Ragnvi Hagman
BACKGROUND: Pyometra, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the uterus, is classified as open or closed depending on the functional patency of the cervix i.e. presence or absence of vaginal discharge. In closed cervix pyometra, pus and bacterial products accumulate in the uterus, which is thought to induce a more severe illness. The aim of this study was to investigate whether disease severity or outcome differed in dogs with open or closed cervix pyometra. RESULTS: Prospectively collected data from 111 female dogs diagnosed with pyometra at the University Animal Hospital, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, intermittently during 2005-2012 was analyzed...
January 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034523/prognostic-significance-of-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-infection-in%C3%A2-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients
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Ben Dhiab Myriam, Ziadi Sonia, Saad Hanene, Louhichi Teheni, Trimeche Mounir
INTRODUCTION: The prognostic significance of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is still controversial. In this work we sought to examine the prognostic differences between EBV-positive and -negative HL through a series of 131 cases from Tunisia. METHODS: The status of EBV was assessed by EBV-encoded RNA (EBER) in situ hybridization. Results were correlated to patients' characteristics and outcome. RESULTS: EBV was detected in the malignant cells in 62 of 131 HL cases (47...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008344/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-a-single-center-from-argentina
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Cristian Dominguez, Eugenia Romero, Jorgelina Graciano, Jose Luis Fernandez, Luis Viola
AIM: To study the prevalence, characteristics, risk factors and mortality at 28 d of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). METHODS: A total of 100 cirrhotic patients admitted to our hospital for more than one day were included during the period between June 2013 and December 2015. We used the European Association for the Study of the Liver-Chronic Liver Failure-Consortium diagnostic criteria for ACLF, considering it as the acute decompensation of cirrhosis associated with the presence of one or more organ failure...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002482/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-clostridium-difficile-infections-by-pcr-ribotype-017-and-018-strains
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Jieun Kim, Yeonjae Kim, Hyunjoo Pai
The objective of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) caused by toxin A-negative/toxin B-positive (A-B+) PCR ribotype 017 (R017) and A+B+ ribotype 018 (R018) strains, prevalent in Asian countries. From February 2010 through January 2013, all CDI patients in our hospital were enrolled; their medical records were retrospectively reviewed, and the isolates were characterized by toxigenic culture and PCR ribotyping. Based on the ribotypes, a total of 510 cases were categorized as R017 (139, 27...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994782/non-caseating-granulomatous-infective-spondylitis-melioidotic-spondylitis
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Justin Arockiaraj, Rajiv Karthik, Veena Jeyaraj, Rohit Amritanand, Venkatesh Krishnan, Kenny Samuel David, Gabriel David Sundararaj
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical analysis. PURPOSE: To delineate the clinical presentation of melioidosis in the spine and to create awareness among healthcare professionals, particularly spine surgeons, regarding the diagnosis and treatment of melioidotic spondylitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Melioidosis is an emerging disease, particularly in developing countries, associated with a high mortality rate. Its causative pathogen, Burkholderia pseudomallei, has been labeled as a bio-terrorism agent...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993572/chills-during-hemodialysis-prediction-and-prevalence-of-bacterial-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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D Shepshelovich, D Yelin, Bach L Or, N Halevy, Y Ziv, H Green, B Rozen-Zvi, H Ben-Zvi, J Bishara, A Gafter-Gvili, D Yahav
INTRODUCTION: Chills are a complication of patients undergoing hemodialysis. The rate of infection among hemodialysis patients presenting with chills is not well established and empirical broad spectrum antibiotics are usually the rule. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study aiming to assess the rates of infection and bacteremia in hemodialysis patients presenting with chills. We evaluated risk factors for infection and bacteremia and tested a prediction model for infection...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938816/acral-manifestations-of-sweet-syndrome-neutrophilic-dermatosis-of-the-hands
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Ronni Wolf, Yalçın Tüzün
Neutrophilic dermatosis of the hand (NDH) is a rare localized variant of the syndrome, originally described two decades ago by Strutton et al. The lesions of NDH and Sweet syndrome are similar, as indicated in the first report of NDH. Both diagnoses are characterized by an acute onset of fever, leukocytosis, and tender, erythematous infiltrated plaques. There are also bullae and ulceration in NDH, in contrast to Sweet syndrome, in which bullae are quite uncommon, especially at the early stages. Similar to Sweet syndrome, the majority of NDH patients are women (69%)...
January 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924246/adenovirus-and-culture-negative-sepsis-in-a-preterm-neonate
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Mohannad Moallem, Eunkyung Song, Preeti Jaggi, Miriam R Conces, Adriana E Kajon, Pablo J Sánchez
Background Respiratory viral infections remain an underrecognized cause of morbidity and mortality among preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Case Report An eight day old, 650 gram birth weight, 23 weeks' gestational age female developed "culture-negative" sepsis manifested by respiratory deterioration, hypoxia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytopenia. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and hepatitis due to adenovirus HAdV-D (H29F9) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, but died at the age of 18 days despite treatment with cidofovir and immune globulin intravenous...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920655/deep-vein-thrombosis-as-initial-manifestation-of-whipple-disease
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Mônica Souza de Miranda Henriques, Alexandre Rolim da Paz, Ana Beatriz Person Gaertner, Cibelle Ingrid Stephen Melo, Priscyanne Lins Filgueiras, Rafaella Alencar Jerome
INTRODUCTION: Wipple disease (WD) is a rare chronic disease caused by the bacillus Tropheryma whipplei. Constitutive, rheumatologic, gastrointestinal, cardiac, cerebral, lymphatic, cutaneous, and ophthalmological signs are possible systemic symptoms. However, thrombotic manifestations are rarely described as "stroke-like syndrome" or arterial thrombosis. Diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations and pathological examination. Laboratory findings may include anemia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906036/complicated-acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-a-rapidly-progressive-soft-tissue-infection-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-case-report
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Corinne Beerle, Hans Gelpke, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a rare complication of acute appendicitis with perforation through the abdominal wall. The case points out that an intraabdominal origin should be considered in patients presenting with rapidly spreading soft tissue infections of the trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old European woman presented to our hospital with a 1-week history of severe abdominal pain accompanied by rapidly spreading erythema and emphysema of the lower abdomen...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886032/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-different-pathogens-of-acute-diarrhea-in-adults-in-beijing-china
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Lei Jia, Changying Lin, Zhiyong Gao, Mei Qu, Junyong Yang, Jingyi Sun, He Chen, Quanyi Wang
INTRODUCTION: Only a small proportion of patients with diarrhea are diagnosed with laboratory tests in China, and most are diagnosed based on clinical symptoms. Therefore, understanding the prevalence of different diarrheal pathogens and their specific symptoms is important. METHODOLOGY: Data from a prospective study in Beijing of acute diarrhea and the related pathogens were used to study the association between different pathogen groups and the infected patients' characteristics...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861258/septic-participation-in-cardiogenic-shock-exposure-to-bacterial-endotoxin
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Paula Ramirez, Esther Villarreal, Monica Gordon, María Dolores Gómez, Luis de Hevia, Karla Vacacela, Teresa Gisbert, Adrian Quinzá, Jesús Ruiz, Ricardo Alonso, Juan Bonastre, Jordi Vila
OBJECTIVE: In cardiogenic shock (CS), presence of fever, leukocytosis, relatively low systemic vascular resistances and high serum procalcitonin levels are quite frequent and recurrently involve the search for an infectious complication. We hypothesized that endotoxin exposure in CS could explain this sepsis-like syndrome. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective observational study of consecutive CS patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU). Patients were followed during the first three days after SC onset...
November 15, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858954/how-often-do-clinically-diagnosed-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-meet-standardized-criteria
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Katherine Prenovost, Harry L T Mobley, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between clinically diagnosed catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and standardized criteria and to assess microorganism-level differences in symptom burden in a cohort of catheterized nursing home (NH) residents. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of a prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Twelve NHs in southeast Michigan. PARTICIPANTS: NH residents with indwelling urinary catheters (n = 233; 90% white, 52% male, mean age 73...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858393/the-clinical-predictors-of-shunt-dependent-hydrocephalus-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Sio Iong Chang, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Ming Dar Tsai, Cheng-Ta Hsieh
AIM: Shunt-dependent hydrocephalus (SDH) is a relatively common complication following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Delay in diagnosis and treatment may worsen neurological outcome. This study was conducted to identify early clinical factors associated with SDH following aSAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients diagnosed with aSAH at our hospital from January 2010 through July 2014 were included. Patients aged ≤ 18 or ≥ 90 year, with concurrent arteriovenous malformation, treated with both clipping and coiling, or not receiving definitive treatment were excluded...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855182/a-non-human-primate-model-of-severe-pneumococcal-pneumonia
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Luis F Reyes, Marcos I Restrepo, Cecilia A Hinojosa, Nilam J Soni, Anukul T Shenoy, Ryan P Gilley, Norberto Gonzalez-Juarbe, Julio R Noda, Vicki T Winter, Melissa A de la Garza, Robert E Shade, Jacqueline J Coalson, Luis D Giavedoni, Antonio Anzueto, Carlos J Orihuela
RATIONALE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia and infectious death in adults worldwide. A non-human primate model is needed to study the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of severe pneumonia, identify diagnostic tools, explore potential therapeutic targets, and test clinical interventions during pneumococcal pneumonia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a non-human primate model of pneumococcal pneumonia. METHODS: Seven adult baboons (Papio cynocephalus) were surgically tethered to a continuous monitoring system that recorded heart rate, temperature, and electrocardiography...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851998/clinical-and-molecular-features-of-adenovirus-type-2-3-and-7%C3%A2-infections-in-children-in-an-outbreak-in-taiwan-2011
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M-R Lin, S-L Yang, Y-N Gong, C-C Kuo, C-H Chiu, C-J Chen, Y-C Hsieh, C-Y Kuo, C-W Fang, K-C Tsao, Y-C Huang
OBJECTIVES: We studied paediatric patients with human adenovirus (HAdV) infection during the 2011 outbreak in northern Taiwan to define the clinical features of different HAdV genotypes in children. METHODS: Between January and December 2011, 637 patients <19 years of age exhibited culture-confirmed adenoviral infection in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and provided specimens available for genotyping by multiplex real-time PCR. Clinical data were collected retrospectively...
November 13, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846776/infective-spondylodiscitis-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-a-case-series
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Yueh-An Lu, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Huang-Kai Kao, Chia-Hui Lee, Shen-Yang Lee, Guan-Hsing Chen, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian
Infective spondylodiscitis is a rare disease. This case review describes the clinical course, risk factors, and outcomes of adult patients on maintenance hemodialysis who presented with infective spondylodiscitis at a single medical center in Taiwan. There were 18 cases (mean age: 64.9 ± 10.8 years) over more than 10 years. Analysis of underlying diseases indicated that 50% of patients had diabetes, 55.6% had hypertension, 55.6% had coronary artery disease, 22.2% had congestive heart failure, 22.2% had a cerebral vascular accident, 16...
November 16, 2016: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836006/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-associated-mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-a-reversible-splenial-lesion-report-of-two-pediatric-cases-and-a-comprehensive-literature-review
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Norishi Ueda, Satoshi Minami, Manabu Akimoto
BACKGROUND: No literature review exists on Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated mild encephalitis/encepharopathy with a reversible splenial lesion (MERS). METHODS: M.pneumoniae-associated MERS cases were searched till August 2016 using PubMed/Google for English/other-language publications and Ichushi ( http://www.jamas.or.jp/ ) for Japanese-language publications. Inclusion criteria were children fulfilling definition for encephalitis, M.pneumoniae infection, and neuroimaging showing hyperintensity in the splenium of the corpus callosum (SCC) alone (type I) or SCC/other brain areas (type II)...
November 11, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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