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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208927/tuberculosis-of-glans-penis-a-rare-presentation
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C Gangalakshmi, Sankaramahalingam
Tuberculosis (TB) of penis is a very rare entity, even in developing countries. It may present as primary or secondary to Pulmonary TB (PTB). Penile TB mimics carcinoma penis, granulomatous penile ulcer, genital herpes simplex, granuloma inguinale and HIV infection. We, hereby, present the case of a 57-year-old male patient who presented to us with ulcerative growth over glans penis and was clinically diagnosed as carcinoma penis, however biopsy of the lesion showed evidence of tuberculosis which was supported by chest X-ray...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203538/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-posterior-leaflet-prolapse
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Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M Suri, Bassman Tappuni, Ashley M Lowry, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, A Marc Gillinov
BACKGROUND: Robotic mitral valve (MV) repair is the least invasive surgical approach to the MV and provides unparalleled access to the valve. We sought to assess technical aspects and clinical outcomes of robotic MV repair for isolated posterior leaflet prolapse by examining the first 623 such cases performed in a tertiary care center. METHODS: We reviewed the first 623 patients (mean age 56±9.7 years) with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse who underwent robotic primary MV repair from 01/2006 to 11/2013...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203426/a-novel-technique-for-chest-drain-removal-using-a-two-layer-method-with-triclosan-coated-sutures
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Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Taichiro Goto
In thoracic surgery, a thoracic drain is always inserted after the surgical procedure. Repair of the wound after removal of the thoracic tube is performed postoperatively, but no universally standard methods currently exists for this tube removal. Here we report a technique using triclosan-coated sutures that is used in thoracic surgery in our hospital. There are several advantages of this technique. First, there is no need for stitches removal on follow-up. Second, it prevents the leakage of pleural exudate because of the tight two-layer sutures...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197882/radiological-findings-of-unilateral-tuberculous-lung-destruction
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Diego Varona Porres, Oscar Persiva, Esther Pallisa, Jordi Andreu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this report is to identify the radiological findings of unilateral tuberculous lung destruction (UTLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with (UTLD) were reviewed from 1999 to 2014. Only patients with radiological evidence of absence of pulmonary parenchyma preserved were included. Clinical and demographic data were obtained and radiological studies (chest radiograph and CT) were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The left lung was more commonly involved (85%)...
February 14, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194345/transaxillary-subpectoral-placement-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-in-young-female-patients
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Joo Hyun Oh, Chae Min Kim, Seung Yong Song, Jae Sun Uhm, Dae Hyun Lew, Dong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: The current indications of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have expanded to include young patients with serious cardiac risk factors, but CIED placement has the disadvantage of involving unsightly scarring and bulging of the chest wall. A collaborative team of cardiologists and plastic surgeons developed a technique for the subpectoral placement of CIEDs in young female patients via a transaxillary approach. METHODS: From July 2012 to December 2015, subpectoral CIED placement via an axillary incision was performed in 10 young female patients, with a mean age of 25...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188078/travelling-abroad-with-cystic-fibrosis-assessment-of-risks-and-healthcare-requirements
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Rachel Miller, Laura Blanch, Sarah Lenaghan, Alan Anderson, Simon Doe, Stephen J Bourke
There is limited information on the risks and healthcare requirements of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) undertaking travel abroad. Of 100 patients (mean age 24.7 years, mean FEV1 57.3 %predicted) attending a UK adult CF Centre, 96% had travelled abroad but 14% now limited travel on medical advice. They travelled frequently and widely, often undertaking adventurous activities on holidays, but because of the costs involved, 18% travelled without travel insurance and 23% with insurance which did not cover CF...
January 24, 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187791/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-a-woman-who-is-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Paulina Nicholaus, Frederick Lyimo, Elikaanany Urio, Peter Kisenge, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: The risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is increased 200-fold in individuals seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus compared to those free from human immunodeficiency virus. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated non-Hodgkin lymphoma is known for its atypical presentation, aggressive ability, widespread involvement, poor response to chemotherapy, and high relapse potential which makes both the diagnosis and management a difficult undertaking especially in resource-poor settings...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187061/bronchopulmonary-disease-caused-by-flagellated-protozoa-infection-in-15-chinese-children
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Jinrong Liu, Shaogang Li, Huimin Li, Yimu Fan, Haiming Yang, Hui Xu, Yuelin Shen, Shunying Zhao
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary disease caused by flagellated protozoa infection (BPFP) is thought to be rare in children but may be an emerging or underestimated disease, especially in developing countries. METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed records of 15 patients who presented with a cough, wheezing, or bronchopulmonary disease of unknown causes at admission and were finally diagnosed with BPFP from January 2014 to January 2015 were enrolled. Protozoa were observed in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid by light microscopy...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185620/pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Sarah M Lyon, Milton D Rossman
This review on pulmonary tuberculosis includes an introduction that describes how the lung is the portal of entry for the tuberculosis bacilli to enter the body and then spread to the rest of the body. The symptoms and signs of both primary and reactivation tuberculosis are described. Routine laboratory tests are rarely helpful for making the diagnosis of tuberculosis. The differences between the chest X ray in primary and reactivation tuberculosis is also described. The chest computed tomography appearance in primary and reactivation tuberculosis is also described...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185476/penetrating-chest-injuries-caused-by-swordfish-sword-used-as-a-weapon
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Assane Ndiaye, Magaye Gaye, Papa Salmane Ba, Souleymane Diatta, Momar Sokhna Diop, Mouhamadou Ndiaye
We report 5 cases of penetrating chest wounds caused by weapons made from swordfish swords, involving breakage of the sword that later appeared as a thoracic foreign body. The patients had been assaulted 2 days to 17 years earlier. Three of them had a chronic infected wound, one had a penetrating thoracic wound with hemopneumothorax, and one had a foreign body. Computed tomography showed a foreign body in the lung in 4 cases, with aortic penetration in one. The foreign body was removed via thoracotomy in all 4 patients, with aorta repair in one who presented later with a pseudoaneurysm...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170135/diagnostic-potential-of-interferon-gamma-release-assay-to-detect-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Jameela Edathodu, Bright Varghese, Abdulrahman A Alrajhi, Mohammed Shoukri, Ahmad Nazmi, Hazem Elgamal, Hassan Aleid, Fahad Alrabiah, Aattia Ashraff, Ihab Mahmoud, Sahal Al-Hajoj
BACKGROUND: Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) is screened by using clinical assessment, tuberculin skin test (TST), chest radiography and recently by interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA). The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of QuantiFERON(®) -TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT) for diagnosing LTBI in patients planned for kidney transplantation. METHODS: All adult patients with end-stage renal disease, evaluated for kidney transplantation in a referral center from August 2008 till May 2013, were enrolled, after consenting in a prospective, observational, non-interventional study...
February 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165572/early-cannulation-graft-flixene%C3%A2-for-conventional-and-complex-hemodialysis-access-creation
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Saul Soto-Solis, Sandra Olivares-Cruz, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Zeniff Gomez-Arcive, Javier E Anaya-Ayala
PURPOSE: The Flixene™ (Atrium™, Hudson, NH) is a trilaminate composite polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft that allows access within 72 hours. We evaluate our initial experience with this device for conventional and complex hemodialysis access creation. METHODS: Retrospective review in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who underwent access creation with Flixene from January 2013 to July 2014. For our analysis, the patients were divided in two groups: those with complex access configurations tunneled in the chest and/or abdominal wall (thoraco-abdominal wall access [TAWA]), and those tunneled in conventional sites (extremity access [EA])...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164594/influential-factors-of-the-indeterminate-results-tested-by-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-qft-it-assay-for-diagnosing-tb-infection-in-hiv-infected-patients
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Qinghai Dai, Kunyan Qiao, Shitian Zhang, Zhixiao Huo, Jingyu Wang, Chunxiao Qi, Yanan Du, Wei Lu, Wei Hou
BACKGROUND: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-IT) is a recommended method for diagnosing TB in HIV-infected patients. However, the rate of indeterminate results is higher than that in HIV-uninfected patients. Our previous study showed that the CD4 cell count was an important influential factor for the indeterminate results of QFT-IT. Whether other influential factors affect the QFT-IT results was unclear. METHODS: In this paper, 98 HIV-infected patients with suspected TB infection were enrolled and the plasma of peripheral blood was collected for QFT-IT...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164016/isolated-rupture-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-following-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-literature
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Hemindermeet Singh, Sajid Ali, Faraz Khan Luni, Fayyaz Hashmi, Mohammed Taleb
Blunt trauma to chest cause injury to various cardiac structures. Isolated rupture of aortic valve without aortic dissection is rare complication of blunt chest trauma and can be caused by a tear or avulsion of the valve. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with severe aortic insufficiency due to rupture of a non-infected congenital bicuspid aortic valve following non-penetrating chest trauma. The diagnosis was suggested by echocardiography and was confirmed by intra-operative and histological findings...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164003/ingested-metallic-spool-a-rare-cause-of-acquired-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#15
Imran Hashim, Nabila Talat
Foreign body (FB) ingestion is a common problem in children. Prolonged impaction of FB in esophagus may result in tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). A 6-year-old girl presented with progressive dysphagia and recurrent chest infections. No history of FB ingestion was given by parents. Further investigations revealed FB (spool) in cervical esophagus. Patient was successfully managed by surgery through trans-cervical approach.
January 2017: APSP Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163825/genomic-analysis-of-four-strains-of-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-bv-equi-isolated-from-horses-showing-distinct-signs-of-infection
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Rafael A Baraúna, Rommel T J Ramos, Adonney A O Veras, Pablo H C G de Sá, Luís C Guimarães, Diego A das Graças, Adriana R Carneiro, Judy M Edman, Sharon J Spier, Vasco Azevedo, Artur Silva
The genomes of four strains (MB11, MB14, MB30, and MB66) of the species Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis biovar equi were sequenced on the Ion Torrent PGM platform, completely assembled, and their gene content and structure were analyzed. The strains were isolated from horses with distinct signs of infection, including ulcerative lymphangitis, external abscesses on the chest, or internal abscesses on the liver, kidneys, and lungs. The average size of the genomes was 2.3 Mbp, with 2169 (Strain MB11) to 2235 (Strain MB14) predicted coding sequences (CDSs)...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163299/a-rare-case-of-acute-phlegmonous-esophagogastritis-complicated-with-hypopharyngeal-abscess-and-esophageal-perforation
#17
Yuan-Chun Huang, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Chiung-Ying Liao, Ching Hsueh, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Shang-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND Acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis is a life-threatening disease that may be combined with serious complications. We present the classical radiological and endoscopic features and treatment strategy of a middle-aged female patient suffering from acute phlegmonous esophagogastritis complicated with hypopharyngeal abscess, esophageal perforation, mediastinitis, and empyema. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old Taiwanese female presented at our hospital due to fever, fatigue, painful swallowing, and vague chest pain for 5 days...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163052/airway-and-serum-biochemical-correlates-of-refractory-neutrophilic-asthma
#18
Rafeul Alam, James Good, Donald Rollins, Mukesh Verma, HongWei Chu, Tuyet-Hang Pham, Richard J Martin
BACKGROUND: Despite the progress in diagnosis and management of asthma, many patients have poorly controlled or refractory asthma. The mechanism of this refractory asthma is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: Explore the relationship between neutrophils and other biomarkers of refractory asthma. METHOD: Sixty subjects with refractory asthma (RA), 30 with non-refractory asthma (NRA) and 20 healthy subjects were enrolled. We performed a comprehensive characterization of these study subjects, which included laboratory and pulmonary function studies, chest CT, and bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161280/allergy-genuflection-it-s-surmount-with-special-focus-on-ear-nose-and-throat
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REVIEW
D Gupta, L Deshmukh, R Gupta, S S Sandhu
The system that protects body from infectious agents is immune system. On occasions, the system seldom reacts with some foreign particles and causes allergy. Allergies of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) often have serious consequences, including impairment and emotional strain that lowers the quality of life of patients. This is further responsible for the common cold, cough, tonsillitis, dermal infection, chest pain and asthma-like conditions which disturb one's day to day life. The present review enlightens some common ENT allergies which one can suffer more frequently in one's lifetime, and ignorance leads to making the condition chronic...
February 1, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151842/xpert-mtb-rif-on-stool-is-useful-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-young-children-with-severe-pulmonary-disease
#20
Elisabetta Walters, Marieke Magrieta van der Zalm, Megan Palmer, Corné Bosch, Anne-Marie Demers, Heather Draper, Pierre Goussard, Hendrik Simon Schaaf, Sven Olaf Friedrich, Andrew Whitelaw, Robin Warren, Robert P Gie, Anneke C Hesseling
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to result in high morbidity and mortality in children from resource-limited settings. Diagnostic challenges, including resource-intense sputum collection methods and insensitive diagnostic tests, contribute to diagnostic delay and poor outcomes in children. We evaluated the diagnostic utility of stool Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) compared with bacteriologic confirmation (combination of Xpert and culture of respiratory samples). METHODS: In a hospital-based study in Cape Town, South Africa, we enrolled children younger than 13 years of age with suspected pulmonary TB from April 2012- August 2015...
January 31, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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