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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656480/development-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-infection-in-dialysis-patients
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Anwar E Ahmed, Abeer N Alshukairi, Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Mody Alaqeel, Salma S Siddiq, Hanan A Alsaab, Ezzeldin A Sakr, Hamed A Alyahya, Munzir M Alandonisi, Alaa T Subedar, Nouf M Aloudah, Salim Baharoon, Majid A Alsalamah, Sameera Al Johani, Mohammed G Alghamdi
Introduction The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection can cause transmission clusters and high mortality in hemodialysis facilities. We attempted to develop a risk-prediction model to assess the early risk of MERS-CoV infection in dialysis patients. Methods This two-center retrospective cohort study included 104 dialysis patients who were suspected of MERS-CoV infection and diagnosed with rRT-PCR between September 2012 and June 2016 at King Fahd General Hospital in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh...
April 14, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648482/acute-chest-syndrome-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Sajid Farooq, Mohannad Abu Omar, Gary A Salzman
Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a leading complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) with significant morbidity and mortality. ACS is the most common cause of death and the second most common cause of hospitalization in patients with SCD. Delineating the specific cause of ACS is often difficult, and multiple risk factors that precipitate ACS frequently coexist. The prominent risk factors include infection, hypoxia, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, the SCD genotype, and opioid use. The key to the successful treatment of ACS is early recognition and initiation of treatment without delay...
April 12, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644060/infected-renal-cyst-presented-with-pleural-effusion-in-a-woman-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Ester Casillas-Sagrado, Victor Burguera, Maria Eugenia Rioja-Martín, Maite Rivera-Gorrín
We present a 64-year-old woman with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and hepatic cysts admitted to our hospital for high fever, intense coughing and right abdominal pain. The chest X-ray showed right pleural effusion suggestive of pneumonia. An abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) were done but did not show evidence of cyst infection or other abdominal complications. A gallium-67-citrate single-photon emission CT/CT, a relatively cheaper technique than positron emission tomography/CT was performed...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643543/-airway-foreign-body-caused-by-aspiration-of-artificial-nasal-sponge-a-case-report
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T X Fu, X Wang, M L Liu
57-year-old male was admitted to hospital for severe headache and seizure attacks on November 6th, 2016. After radiology and spinal fluid examination, he was diagnosed with viral encephalitis and treated with antiviral medicine, antibiotics and mannitol, but he was in sustained unconsciousness and weak in expectorating. The patient was given oxygen through artificial nasal after bedside tracheotomy. At 1:00 am on January 12th, 2016, there was a sudden drop in blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation with left lung breath sounds slightly lower than the other side...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643137/-sphingomonas-paucimobilis-empyema-caused-by-remote-foreign-body-aspiration
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Jin Yuan, Thomas Treadwell
Empyema secondary to foreign body aspiration is rare in adults. We present a case of empyema in a 77-year-old male patient related to a remote aspiration event during a dental procedure. A CT of the chest and bronchoscopy confirmed that a metallic foreign body was located within the right lower lobe bronchus. His pleural fluid culture revealed Sphingomonas paucimobilis which is a low-virulent opportunistic gram-negative bacilli and rarely causes infection. The patient received meropenem followed by levofloxacin and recovered uneventfully...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643124/myocardial-ischemia-as-a-result-of-external-coronary-compression-from-infective-aortic-root-aneurysm-atypical-presentation-of-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis
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Baskar Sekar, Richard Wheeler, Navroz Masani, Sean Gallagher
This case describes an unusual presentation of prosthetic valve endocarditis: an acute coronary syndrome. A 67-year-old gentleman presented with cardiac sounding chest pain on a background of a short history of night sweats, weight loss and general malaise. Four months previously he had undergone bio-prosthetic aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis and single vessel bypass grafting of the obtuse marginal. Whilst having chest pain his ECG showed infero-lateral ST depression. Early coronary angiography revealed a new right coronary artery lesion that was not present prior to his cardiac surgery...
April 11, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642833/-management-and-treatment-difficulties-of-multi-drug-resistant-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-pediatric-case
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Selda Hançerli Törün, Emine Manolya Acar, Ayper Somer, Gonca Erköse, Dilek Şatana, Zuhal Bayramoğlu, Emine Çalışkan, Zeki Kılıçaslan
Tuberculosis continues to be a major health problem worldwide. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) infection that occurs in childhood is caused by adult MDR-TB agents which are in circulation and resistant to primary drugs. In this case report a 17-month-old child with MDR-TB who was cured after a 24-month therapy regimen was presented. Physical examination of a 17-month-old girl admitted to the hospital with the cause of recurrent pneumonia revealed a rubbery lymphadenopathy less than 2 cm in the right upper cervical region...
January 2018: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630082/pulmonary-hydatid-disease-with-aspergillosis-an-unusual-association-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Rahul Chanderhas Goyal, Ruchita Tyagi, Bhavna Garg, Atul Mishra, Neena Sood
Echinococcosis is a common cause of pulmonary cavities. Aspergillus fumigatus, a saprophytic fungus, can colonise pulmonary cavities caused by tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, echinococcosis, bronchiectasis and neoplasms. Infection by Aspergillus is often seen in immunosuppressed cases. However, co-infection of Aspergillus with pulmonary echinococcosis is unexpected and very unusual, especially in an immunocompetent patient. We present the case of a 45-year-old immunocompetent male who came with non-resolving pneumonia and fever for 8 months and dyspnoea since 15 days accompanied by recurrent episodes of hemoptysis since 5 days...
April 9, 2018: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630015/maternal-pyrexia-and-villitis-of-unknown-etiology
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Dorothy F Graham, Eileen Sung, Bligh Berry
BACKGROUND: Villitis of unknown etiology is an inflammatory placental condition associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and preterm birth. CASE: We describe maternal pyrexia with daily rigors in the third trimester of two consecutive pregnancies in the same woman. In her second pregnancy, we found no evidence of infection despite an extensive antenatal investigation (blood and urine cultures, serologies, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasonogram, echocardiogram)...
April 6, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629979/pulmonary-aspiration-only-increases-the-risk-of-right-sided-pneumonia-in-children-comparison-of-salivagrams-and-chest-radiographs
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Ha Wu, Xiaofei Zhao
PURPOSE: A salivagram is often used to detect pulmonary aspiration, whereas chest radiography is often used to diagnose pneumonia. This study analysed the relationship between pulmonary aspiration and aspiration pneumonia in children, and the differences between lungs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The salivagram and chest radiography results of 696 children (466 boys and 230 girls; aged 1-54 months; mean age, 4.7 months; median age, 3 months) diagnosed with respiratory tract infections between December 2013 and June 2017 were retrospectively analysed...
April 6, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629518/atypical-presentation-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-infection-in-hiv-infected-patients-three-different-manifestations
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Bongyoung Kim, Jieun Kim, Seung Sam Paik, Hyunjoo Pai
Advances in the treatment and prevention of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection (PJI) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients decreased incidence and mortality dramatically, however, it may be associated with an increased frequency of unusual manifestation such as cystic formation, pneumothorax, focal infiltration, nodular formation, or extrapulmonary lesions. We report three cases of PJI with atypical manifestations. Each case demonstrates different clinical features: multiple nodular pulmonary lesion (32-year-old man with abnormal chest X-ray finding), subpleural mass-like lesion (43-year-old man with left visual loss and right pleuritic chest pain), and extrapulmonary mass-like lesions in the liver, lymph nodes, and small bowel (39-year-old man with cough, sputum, and dyspnea)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629261/an-unusual-left-atrial-mass-in-a-woman-with-active-breast-cancer-and-recent-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Giuseppe Ciliberti, Luciano Carotti, Nicola Russo, Margherita Ilaria Gioia, Giovanni Caroli, Federico Guerra, Marco Di Eusanio, Alessandro Capucci
Atrial masses are rare and more often localized in the right atrium. They are usually detected incidentally, and the leading causes are tumors, thrombi, or infective vegetations. However, normal structures and artifacts ("pseudomasses") should also be considered in differential diagnosis, especially after cardiac and/or aortic surgery. We present a case of an unusual left atrial image observed on transthoracic echocardiography in an 83-year-old woman after an intervention of open-chest ascending aorta replacement and myocardial revascularization...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627050/tracheobronchomalacia-and-expiratory-collapse-of-central-airways
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Cameron D Wright
Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon acquired disorder of the central airways. Common symptoms include dyspnea, constant coughing, inability to raise secretions, and recurrent respiratory infections. Evaluation includes an inspiratory-expiratory chest CT (dynamic CT), an awake functional bronchoscopy, and pulmonary function studies. Patients with significant associated symptoms and severe collapse on CT and bronchoscopy are offered membranous wall plication. Tracheobronchoplasty is performed through a right thoracotomy...
May 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623560/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-pediatrics-a-report-of-seven-cases-from-saudi-arabia
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Sarah H Alfaraj, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Talal A Altuwaijri, Ziad A Memish
Infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) emerged in 2012 as an important respiratory disease with high fatality rates of 40%-60%. Despite the increased number of cases over subsequent years, the number of pediatric cases remained low. A review of studies conducted from June 2012 to April 19, 2016 reported 31 pediatric MERS-CoV cases. In this paper, we present the clinical and laboratory features of seven patients with pediatric MERS. Five patients had no underlying medical illnesses, and three patients were asymptomatic...
April 6, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622703/immune-stromal-keratitis-a-rare-ocular-presentation-of-tuberculosis
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Deepali Singhal, Prafulla Kumar Maharana, Namrata Sharma, Jeewan S Titiyal
An 11-year-old female patient presented with diminution of vision in both the eyes for the last 4 days. She had redness, watering and photophobia for the past 11 days. Slit lamp examination revealed multiple disc-shaped corneal stromal infiltrates with an overlying epithelial defect and hypopyon in both the eyes. A provisional diagnosis of infective keratitis was made. The patient was started on empirical antimicrobial therapy. However, no improvement was noted over the next 72 hours. Microbiological examination of the corneal scraping from both the eyes was negative...
April 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620541/screening-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-among-health-care-workers-working-in-hajj-pilgrimage-area-in-saudi-arabia-using-interferon-gamma-release-assay-and-tuberculin-skin-test
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Zakeya A Bukhary, Soliman M Amer, Magdy M Emara, Mohammad E Abdalla, Sahar A Ali
BACKGROUND: Interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) is highly specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is the preferred test in BCG-vaccinated individuals. The few studies that have screened health care workers (HCWs) in Saudi Arabia for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) using IGRA have varied in agreement with the traditional tuberculin skin test (TST). OBJECTIVE: Assess the prevalence of LTBI among HCWs working in the Hajj pilgrimage using IGRA and TST and measuring their agreement...
March 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619341/right-carotid-cutaneous-fistula-and-right-carotid-pseudoaneurysm-formation-secondary-to-a-chronically-infected-polyethylene-terephthalate-patch
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W T Hillman Terzian, Samuel Schadt, Sharvil U Sheth
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) remains the treatment for significant carotid stenosis and stroke prevention. Approximately 100,000 CEAs are performed in the United States every year. Randomized trials have demonstrated an advantage of patch carotid angioplasty over primary closure. Complications from patches include thrombosis, transient ischemic attack, stroke, restenosis, pseudoaneurysm (PA), and infection. PA after CEA is rare, with a reported average of 0.37% of cases. We describe an unusual case of PA after polyethylene terephthalate (PTFE) patching for CEA...
January 2018: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619320/-corynebacterium-jeikeium-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-comprehensive-review-of-an-underestimated-infection
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Kaveh Rezaei Bookani, Rachel Marcus, Eyad Cheikh, Monireh Parish, Usman Salahuddin
Diphtheroids are gram-positive pleomorphic bacilli in the family of Coryneform bacteria. These organisms are present as part of the human flora. Past practice habits had been to consider them as contaminants when isolated from clinical samples. Corynebacterium jeikeium is one of the most clinically important nondiphtherial Corynebacteria that can cause different forms of infections specifically in patients with underlying risk factors and co-morbidities including immunocompromised subjects. Through this article, we present a 67-year-old gentleman with extensive co-morbidities including heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and ESRD on hemodialysis through a femoral catheter who presented with chest pain and fatigue...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619316/pulmonary-cryptococcal-infection-presenting-with-multiple-lung-nodules
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Thilini L Basnayake, Aijye Lim, Bart J Currie
Pulmonary infections from the environmental fungus Cryptococcus gattii ( C. gattii ) are notable for cryptococcomas, which are usually solitary and can be very large. As with infections with Cryptococcus neoformans (C. neoformans) patients can have concomitant cryptococcal meningitis; however, unlike for C. neoformans, infections with C. gattii often occur in immunocompetent patients. The highest published incidence of C. gattii infection has been in the Indigenous Australian population of Arnhem Land in the tropical north of the country...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617476/acute-lower-respiratory-infection-in-guarani-indigenous-children-brazil
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Patricia Gomes de Souza, Andrey Moreira Cardoso, Clemax Couto Sant'Anna, Maria de Fátima Bazhuni Pombo March
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical profile and treatment of Brazilian Guarani indigenous children aged less than five years hospitalized for acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI), living in villages in the states from Rio de Janeiro to Rio Grande do Sul. METHODS: Of the 234 children, 23 were excluded (incomplete data). The analysis was conducted in 211 children. Data were extracted from charts by a form. Based on record of wheezing and x-ray findings, ALRI was classified as bacterial, viral and viral-bacterial...
March 29, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
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