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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329607/multiple-mucocutaneous-ulcers-associated-with-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesions
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Brittany Blaise, Lucinda Buescher, Morgan L Wilson
Cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL) occur in a small subset of cocaine users, who clinically present with inflammation and necrosis of facial midline structures such as the palate, nasal septum, turbinates, and sinuses. We present a patient with CIMDL occurring concomitantly with ulcers on the cheek and upper trunk. Multiple biopsy specimens from the cutaneous and mucosal lesions consistently showed a dense dermal/submucosal infiltrate of neutrophils and plasma cells, without vasculitis or thrombosis...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329388/healthcare-claims-data-an-underutilized-tool-for-pediatric-outpatient-antimicrobial-stewardship
#2
Joshua R Watson, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Sean Gleeson, Kelly Kelleher, Preeti Jaggi
Background: Healthcare claims are under-utilized to identify factors associated with high outpatient antibiotic use. Methods: We evaluated ambulatory encounter claims of Medicaid-insured children in 34 Ohio counties in 2014. 1) Rates of total antibiotic and azithromycin prescriptions dispensed were determined by county of patient residence. 2) Standardized treatment rates by county were estimated for uncomplicated upper respiratory tract encounters (acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, presumed viral infection) after adjusting for patient age and encounter provider type...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329309/changes-in-oral-anticoagulation-for-elective-cardioversion-results-from-a-european-cardioversion-registry
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Judit Papp, Endre Zima, Ramon Bover, Rasa Karaliute, Andrea Rossi, Catherine Szymanski, Rossella Troccoli, Jonas Schneider, Morten Wang Fagerland, A John Camm, Dan Atar
Aims: In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) pharmacological or electrical cardioversion may be performed to restore sinus rhythm. The procedure is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events, which can be significantly reduced by adequate anticoagulation (OAC). Our aim was to create a partly prospective, partly retrospective cardioversion registry, particularly focusing on OAC strategies in different European countries, and on emerging choice of OAC over time. Methods: From September 2014 to October 2015, cardioversions due to AF performed in six European city hospitals in five European countries (Hungary: Budapest-1 and -2; Italy: Bari and Pisa; France: Amiens; Spain: Madrid; and Lithuania: Kaunas) were recorded in the registry...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329283/left-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-as-a-cause-of-chronic-stable-angina
#4
Alexandre Ponti, Salah D Qanadli, Matthias Kirsch, Maxime Tapponnier
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are unusual, particularly when located on the left coronary sinus. They are mainly asymptomatic, however once ruptured, they are associated with high mortality. We present hereinafter an atypical case of a 71-year-old patient with an unruptured left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm causing myocardial ischaemia due to a compressed left main coronary artery. Surgical endoaneurysmorrhaphy was performed; however, a dehiscence of the suture line between the patch and the aortic wall required additional percutaneous implantation of a vascular occluder...
February 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329274/trichinella-nativa-outbreak-with-rare-thrombotic-complications-associated-with-meat-from-a-black-bear-hunted-in-northern-ontario
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Daniel Dalcin, Dante S Zarlenga, Nicholas C Larter, Eric Hoberg, Daniel A Boucher, Samuel Merrifield, Rachel Lau, Filip Ralevski, Karamjit Cheema, Kevin L Schwartz, Andrea K Boggild
Background: Although trichinellosis is known to cause thrombotic disease, serious thrombotic events are rare and have not been previously associated with Trichinella nativa infection. Methods: Patient interviews and medical chart reviews were conducted on 10 men who became ill following consumption of a common source of black bear meat. Trichinella serology on patient sera as well as PCR and larval identification of the meat samples was conducted. Results: All 10 exposed individuals developed an acute illness clinically compatible with trichinellosis, characterized by fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, along with eosinophilia ranging from 0...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329210/right-atrium-positioning-for-exposure-of-right-pulmonary-veins-during-off-pump-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Grzegorz Suwalski, Robert Emery, Jakub Mróz, Kamil Kaczejko, Leszek Gryszko, Andrzej Cwetsch, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVES: Concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is recommended for patients undergoing off-pump coronary revascularization in the presence of this arrhythmia. Achievement of optimal visualization of pulmonary veins while maintaining stable haemodynamic conditions is crucial for proper completion of the ablation procedure. This study evaluates the safety and feasibility of right atrial positioning using a suction-based cardiac positioner as opposed to compressive manoeuvres for exposure during off-pump surgical ablation for AF...
March 3, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329166/outcome-in-middle-aged-individuals-with-anomalous-origin-of-the-coronary-artery-from-the-opposite-sinus-a-matched-cohort-study
#7
Christoph Gräni, Dominik C Benz, Dominik A Steffen, Olivier F Clerc, Christian Schmied, Mathias Possner, Jan Vontobel, Fran Mikulicic, Cathérine Gebhard, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Oliver Gaemperli, Shelley Hurwitz, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel
Aims: Anomalous origin of a coronary artery from the opposite sinus (ACAOS) has been associated with adverse cardiac events in the young. It remains unknown whether this holds true for middle-aged patients with uncorrected ACAOS as well. We assessed the outcome in middle-aged patients with newly diagnosed ACAOS by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) compared with a matched cohort. Methods and results: We retrospectively identified 68 consecutive patients with ACAOS documented by CCTA...
March 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329135/low-target-inr-anticoagulation-is-safe-in-selected-aortic-valve-patients-with-the-medtronic-open-pivot-mechanical-prosthesis-long-term-results-of-a-propensity-matched-comparison-with-standard-anticoagulation
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Thierry Bové, Yves Van Belleghem, Katrien François, Frank Caes, Michel De Pauw, Yves Taeymans, Guido J Van Nooten
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the long-term results of a low international normalized ratio (INR)-anticoagulation program in selected patients after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Medtronic Open Pivot mechanical heart valve (OPMHV). METHODS: From January 1993 to December 2012, 909 OPMHV valves were used for single AVR. Patients with preserved sinus rhythm and left ventricular function (Low-INR, n  = 552), were managed to an INR of 1.5-2.5 and compared to patients (Standard-INR, n  = 357) treated with standard anticoagulation (INR 2...
March 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329110/mid-term-outcomes-of-concomitant-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy%C3%A2
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Elisabetta Lapenna, Alberto Pozzoli, Michele De Bonis, Giovanni La Canna, Teodora Nisi, Simona Nascimbene, Luca Vicentini, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Davide Schiavi, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and it is often poorly tolerated because of loss of atrial contraction and reduced filling time with rapid ventricular rates. Restoring sinus rhythm is of great clinical benefit to HCM patients. Very few data exist regarding surgical ablation of concomitant AF in this setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term outcome of surgical AF ablation in patients who underwent cardiac surgery due to HCM...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328613/endoscopic-endonasal-repair-of-isolated-medial-orbital-wall-fracture-with-balloon-technique
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Kazutaka Soejima, Tsutomu Kashimura, Takashi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Hiroaki Nakazawa
Endonasal endoscopic repair of medial orbital wall fractures is minimally invasive and benefits the patients. The authors describe the authors' modified balloon technique, which allows longer support of the orbital wall. From October 2010 through January 2016, the author repaired 9 isolated medial wall fractures by this method. Five patients were diagnosed as having enophthalmos of greater than 2 mm, and 6 patients had persistent diplopia before the operation. The herniated orbital contents that filled the anterior ethmoidal sinus were gently reduced with a 4-mm-diameter 0° sinus endoscope...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328608/tomographic-evaluation-of-prevalence-position-and-diameter-of-the-intraosseous-branch-of-the-posterior-superior-alveolar-artery-in-fully-edentulous-individuals
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Guilherme José Pimentel Lopes de Oliveira, Marciel Antônio Abdala, Hugo Nary-Filho, Celso Eduardo Sakakura, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Felipe Coletti Leite
The objective of this study was to evaluate the presence, position, and diameter of the intraosseous branch (IObr) of the posterior superior alveolar artery in fully edentulous patients. Two-hundred five computed tomography scans of fully edentulous patients were analyzed. The presence of the IObr was investigated in the coronal plane at the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus. In patients in whom the IObr was detected, the artery diameter was measured, and the distance from the artery to the bone crest of the alveolar ridge, the maxillary sinus floor, and the distance of the maxillary sinus floor to the bone crest of the alveolar ridge were measured as well...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328605/unusual-association-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-and-chiari-type-i-malformation
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Hayri Ogul, Mecit Kantarci
Cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a common type of cerebral vascular malformation. The imaging findings are enlarged vessels, thrombosed sinuses, and hemorrhage or gliosis on adjacent brain parenchyma. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can be used safely for diagnosis. Chiari type I malformation is characterized by a caudal descent of the cerebellar tonsil. Coincidence of cerebral AVM and Chiari type I malformation is very rare. In this paper, the authors report MR imaging findings of a patient with coincidence of cerebral AVM and Chiari type I malformation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328600/management-of-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Sérgio Teixeira, Joana Costa, Isabel Bartosch, Bernardo Correia, Álvaro Silva
BACKGROUND: Pharyngocutaneous fistula is a common complication of laryngopharyngeal surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Beyond the classical management, negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can be an alternative and effective treatment. CLINICAL REPORT: Two patients with pT3N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of pyriform sinus were subjected to total laryngectomy and pharyngoesophageal reconstruction of a circular (patient 1) and an anterior wall defect (patient 2) with radial forearm free flap and pectoralis major muscle flap, respectively...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328558/dacryoadenitis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-a-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
#14
Juan C Jiménez-Pérez, Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Michael K Yoon
Primary orbital natural killer T-cell lymphoma (NKTCL) is a rare condition with only a few published cases in the literature. Over 1 month, an 81-year-old man developed progressive left periocular inflammation unresponsive to treatment. Clinical examination and imaging studies demonstrated a left lacrimal gland enlargement. Bilateral anterior uveitis and erythematous nontender cutaneous lesions were also found. Biopsies of the skin and lacrimal gland on the back revealed histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings confirming Epstein-Barr virus-positive NKTCL...
March 21, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327980/frontal-sinus-breach-during-routine-frontal-craniotomy-significantly-increases-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-10-year-retrospective-analysis
#15
Joseph R Linzey, Thomas J Wilson, Stephen E Sullivan, B Gregory Thompson, Aditya S Pandey
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal craniotomies are commonly performed for a variety of neurosurgical pathologies. Infections related to craniotomies cause significant morbidity. We hypothesized that the risk of cranial surgical site infections (SSIs) may be increased in patients whose frontal sinuses are breached during craniotomy. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of cranial SSIs in patients undergoing frontotemporal craniotomies with and without frontal sinus breach (FSB)...
March 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327874/left-atrial-deformation-analysis-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-by-3d-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-from-the-magyar-path-study
#16
Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327783/onset-locations-of-the-pharyngeal-phase-of-swallowing-meta-analysis
#17
Maralice Zancan, Karen Fontes Luchesi, Claudia Tiemi Mituuti, Ana Maria Furkim
Purpose: Literature review on the onset locations of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults and elderly people. Research strategies: Research was conducted in the PubMed, BIREME and SciELO databases through the descriptors fluoroscopy (fluoroscopia), deglutition (deglutição) and pharynx (faringe). Selection criteria: Studies published between 2005 and 2015, carried out with adults and elderly people who underwent swallowing videofluoroscopy (SVF), and citing the onset location of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing...
March 16, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326711/-comparative-experiments-of-stripping-sheep-maxillary-sinus-mucosal-with-new-type-stripper-and-umbrella-detacher
#18
Fan Jiadong, Li Yanfeng, Liu Le, Han Yishi, Hu Pin, Zhang Yue, Bao Wenya
OBJECTIVE: To compare the stripping length obtained through the model of 0.012 and 0.014 of the nickel-titanium dual-stage maxillary sinus mucosa stripper, and the umbrella detacher. METHODS: Twenty-four goats (1.5-2 years old) were chosen, randomly divided into A, B, C groups, each group of eight. Group A was 0.012 model group, group B was 0.014 model group, group C was umbrella detacher group. Animal model was established, and maxillary sinus mucosa was stripped to the left and right sides of the bottom of the sinus in three groups...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326533/dysregulated-fear-social-inhibition-and-respiratory-sinus-arrhythmia-a%C3%A2-replication-and-extension
#19
Kristin A Buss, Elizabeth L Davis, Nilam Ram, Michael Coccia
Behavioral inhibition indicates increased risk for development of social anxiety. Recent work has identified a pattern of dysregulated fear (DF), characterized by high fear in low-threat situations, that provides a more precise marker of developmental risk through early childhood. This study tested a new longitudinal sample of children (n = 124) from ages 24 to 48 months. Replicating prior findings, at 24 months, we identified a pattern of fearful behavior across contexts marked by higher fear to putatively low-threat situations...
March 21, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325634/emerging-roles-of-coblation-in-rhinology-and-skull-base-surgery
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Garret W Choby, Peter H Hwang
Coblation is a technology that incorporates bipolar radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue at relatively low temperatures. Its use for sinonasal surgery is actively being investigated, including applications for turbinate reduction, sinus surgery, skull base surgery, and adenoidectomy. Potential benefits include reduction in blood loss, improved endoscopic surgical visualization, and reduction in postoperative pain. The main drawbacks are its relatively high cost, potential adverse effects on functional epithelium, and relative paucity of long-term outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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