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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140865/influence-of-syringe-volume-on-foam-stability-in-sclerotherapy-for-varicose-vein-treatment
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Taoping Bai, Wentao Jiang, Yubo Fan
BACKGROUND: Despite the popularity of sclerotherapy for treating varicose veins, it still exhibits various problems, such as pulmonary embolism, deep-vein thrombosis, phlebitis, and visual disorders. OBJECTIVE: To investigate syringe volume influence on foam stability, obtain the foam decay rule, and provide a reference for clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five types of syringes are used to prepare foam at room temperature with various liquid-gas ratios...
November 14, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138649/-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-aspect-of-pulmonary-embolism-masking-aortic-dissection-revealed-by-thoracic-ct-angiography
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Daniella Rakotoniaina Masinarivo, Jenny Larissa Rakotomanana
We here report the case of a 52-year old hypertensive, obese woman (BMI 32,46 kg/m(2)) with a past history of smoking and without evidence-based risk factors of venous thromboembolism, hospitalized for left chest pain radiating to the dorsolumbar region associated with dyspnoea. Clinical examination on hopitalization showed left blood pressure 100/60 mmHg, tachycardia 100/min, oxygen desaturation index at 88% with the patient breathing ambient air, normal cardiopulmonary auscultation, peripheral pulses palpable and no symptoms of phlebitis of the lower limbs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121583/a-case-report-of-gastric-lymphocytic-phlebitis-a-rare-mimic-for-malignancy
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Daniel L Chan, Praveen Ravindran, Dorothy Chua, Jason D Smith, King S Wong, Michael A Ghusn
INTRODUCTION: Lymphocytic phlebitis is a benign condition characterised by inflammation of the veins and rarely affects the gastrointestinal tract. Reported cases present as acute abdomen and involve the colon or small intestine. We report the fourth case of gastric lymphocytic phlebitis in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old female presented with eight weeks of abdominal pain. Findings at endoscopy were suggestive of a malignant ulcer on the greater curvature of antrum, while biopsies showed chronic gastritis without malignancy...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107789/overcoming-the-challenges-of-low-drug-solubility-in-the-intravenous-formulation-of-solithromycin
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Daniel Evans, Samuel Yalkowsky, Sara Wu, David Pereira, Prabha Fernandes
Solithromycin is a fluoro-ketolide (a fourth-generation macrolide) antibiotic that has been undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of community acquired bacterial pneumonia. In this study, development of the tri-amino acid buffered solithromycin intravenous (IV) formulation was performed to minimize the occurrence of infusion associated local adverse events (infusion site pain or phlebitis) observed in patients who received the tartaric acid buffered IV formulation with a lower buffered capacity during Phase I clinical trials...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099539/igg4-related-disease-in-thymus-a-very-rare-case-of-chronic-fibrosis-mimicking-sarcoidosis
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Sara Simonetti, Noelia Pérez Muñoz, Josefa López Vivancos, Lluís Sanchez Sitjes, Javier Cesar Herranz Pérez, Nelson Leal Bohorquez, José Antonio Maestre Alcacer, Inessa Koptseva de García, Miguel Ángel Carrasco García
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a multi-organ immune-mediated chronic fibroinflammatory condition, with unclear certain etiology. It is morphologically characterized by storiform fibrosis, dense IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, and obliterative phlebitis. It was recognized as a systemic condition as recently as 2003. IgG4-RD has been described in virtually every organ, forming sclerosing masses, and often mimicking tumors. Clinically, patients present unspecific symptoms and this condition is often recognized incidentally...
October 28, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093307/warthin-like-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-immunoglobulin-g4-positive-plasma-cells-possibly-related-to-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Eijun Nishihara, Nami Takada, Miyoko Higuchi, Masumi Kotakemori, Toshitetsu Hayashi, Akira Miyauchi
Hashimoto's thyroiditis with heavy lymphoplasmacytic infiltration is a common comorbidity of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related thyroiditis and Warthin-like papillary thyroid carcinoma (WL-PTC). We hypothesized that WL-PTC may have a strong association with IgG4-related thyroiditis. To validate this hypothesis, we clinically and immunohistochemically studied 17 WL-PTC cases. Fourteen patients (82.4%) had anti-thyroglobulin antibody and were confirmed to have Hashimoto's thyroiditis through microscopic analysis...
November 2, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073316/observational-study-of-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-outcomes-in-adult-hospitalized-patients-a-multivariable-analysis-of-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-failure
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Nicole Marsh, Joan Webster, Emily Larson, Marle Cooke, Gabor Mihala, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Almost 70% of hospitalized patients require a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIV), yet up to 69% of PIVs fail prior to completion of therapy. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with PIV failure. DESIGN: A single center, prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Medical and surgical wards of a tertiary hospital located in Queensland, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients requiring a PIV...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056746/disabling-outcomes-after-peripheral-vascular-catheter-insertion-in-a-newborn-patient-a-case-of-medical-liability
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Matteo Bolcato, Marianna Russo, Damiano Donadello, Daniele Rodriguez, Anna Aprile
BACKGROUND The positioning of peripheral venous catheters (PVC) is an invasive procedure commonly performed in pediatrics hospital wards to obtain vascular access for the administration of fluids, medications and other intravenous (IV) therapies. Many studies exist about management of peripheral venous access in adults. On the contrary, scientific evidence on the management of this procedure in children and newborns, especially regarding the optimal duration of infusion and the possible related side effects, is still poor...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050463/clinical-outcomes-and-pathological-characteristics-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-ophthalmic-disease-versus-orbital-inflammatory-pseudotumor
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Hong Ki Min, Youn Soo Lee, Suk-Woo Yang, Jennifer Lee, Seung-Ki Kwok, Ji Hyeon Ju, Wan-Uk Kim, Sung-Hwan Park
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical and pathological features of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related ophthalmic disease. To clarify the features, we compared IgG4-related ophthalmic disease and orbital inflammatory pseudotumor. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 103 patients who were initially diagnosed with orbital inflammatory pseudotumor, and identified 16 cases in which the diagnosis was based on surgical biopsy and for which data in medical records were sufficient for analysis...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023932/xanthogranulomatous-cholecystitis-exhibits-overlapping-histologic-features-with-igg4-related-cholecystitis
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Soon Auck Hong, You Na Sung, Hyoung Jung Kim, Sang Soo Lee, Jae Hoon Lee, Chul-Soo Ahn, Shin Hwang, Eunsil Yu, Yoh Zen, Myung-Hwan Kim, Seung-Mo Hong
AIMS: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC), an unusual histologic variant of chronic cholecystitis, is characterized by mixed foamy histiocytic and lymphoplasmocytic infiltration and fibrosis. Radiologically, the poorly defined nodular growth pattern often leads to the misinterpretation of XGC as gallbladder cancer. In this study, we aimed to identify the relationship of XGC with IgG4-related cholecystitis, METHODS AND RESULTS: We re-evaluated 57 surgically resected XGCs and 104 conventional chronic cholecystitis cases, according to the histologic features observed in IgG4-related disease, including lymphoplasmocytic infiltration, storiform fibrosis, obliterative phlebitis, and IgG4-positive plasma cells...
October 11, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020506/potential-application-of-immobilized-streptokinase-extracted-from-streptococcus-equinus-vit_vb2
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B Vaishnavi, C Subathra Devi
Streptokinase purified from Streptococcus equinus VIT_VB2 isolated from bovine milk sample was immobilized in various solid supports namely entrapment in agarose gel, calcium alginate beads and gelatin gel by crosslinking with formaldehyde. Immobilization of streptokinase in calcium alginate beads showed maximum efficiency (81.8 ± 1.06%) when compared to entrapment with agarose gel (55.6 ± 2.17%) and cross-linked gelatin formaldehyde gel (71.0 ± 1.54%). The purified SK activity was expressed maximum in calcium alginate (1%) and gelatin gel (0...
October 11, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990241/clinically-indicated-replacement-versus-routine-replacement-of-peripheral-venous-catheters-in-adults-a-nonblinded-cluster-randomized-trial-in-china
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Lichun Xu, Yan Hu, Xiaojin Huang, Jianguo Fu, Jinhui Zhang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) replacement intervals. BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous catheters are used internationally, including in China where PIVCs are routinely replaced every 72 to 96 hours. Despite some recent international evidence showing such routine replacement is unnecessary, developing countries such as China have no supporting data. METHOD: This cluster-randomized trial was conducted between December 2 and December 31, 2013, in 10 internal medicine wards and 10 surgery wards at a tertiary referral teaching hospital in Xiamen, China...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980311/frequent-immunoglobulin-g4-expression-in-a-common-variant-of-primary-cutaneous-marginal-zone-b-cell-lymphoma
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Jing Ru Sun, Lin Nong, Xiao Qing Liu, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
Immunoglobulin (Ig)G4 expression was recently observed in a proportion of primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (PCMZL) with plasmacytic differentiation. IgG4-related disease is characterised by polyclonal lymphoplasmacytic infiltration with IgG4 expression, storiform fibrosis and obliterative phlebitis in histopathology. Here we report three cases of common variants of PCMZL with predominant and varied IgG4 expression, suggesting there is an underlying clonal progression between these two entities...
October 4, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978332/central-venous-access-device-securement-and-dressing-effectiveness-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-adult-acute-hospital-patients-cascade-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Raymond J Chan, Sarah Northfield, Emily Larsen, Gabor Mihala, Amanda Ullman, Peter Hancock, Nicole Marsh, Nicole Gavin, David Wyld, Anthony Allworth, Emily Russell, Md Abu Choudhury, Julie Flynn, Claire M Rickard
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are commonly used for delivering intravenous therapy. PICC failure is unacceptably high (up to 40%) due to mechanical, infectious and thrombotic complications. Poor securement potentiates all complication types. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) aimed to examine the feasibility of a large RCT of four dressing and securement methods to prevent PICC failure. METHODS: This single-centre pilot RCT included 124 admitted medical/surgical/cancer patients aged ≥ 16 years with a PICC...
October 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969499/initial-outcomes-of-cyanoacrylate-closure-venaseal-system-for-the-treatment-of-the-incompetent-great-and-small-saphenous-veins
#15
Insoo Park
PURPOSE: Cyanoacrylate closure of the saphenous vein with the VenaSeal system is a new technique just approved on December 2016 in Korea. Therefore, there are seldom reports about postprocedural outcomes of VenaSeal system in Asian countries. We report the initial outcomes of VenaSeal system for the treatment of great saphenous veins (GSVs) and small saphenous veins (SSVs) as a first report in Korea. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with incompetent saphenous veins (47 GSVs and 16 SSVs) were treated at a single session...
November 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964346/a-prospective-clinical-trial-to-assess-peripheral-venous-catheter-related-phlebitis-using-needleless-connectors-in-a-surgery-department
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Ohad Ronen, Fanny Shlomo, Gila Ben-Adiva, Zehava Edri, Lilach Shema-Didi
BACKGROUND: The use of intravascular catheters is often complicated by phlebitis, which is associated with increased morbidity and extended duration of hospitalization. We conducted a study to investigate the impact of needleless intravenous access devices on the rate of phlebitis in peripheral venous catheters (PVCs). METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients in 2 phases. The first group was treated with a regular cap, and the second group was treated with a needleless connector...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957036/efficacy-and-safety-of-vinorelbine-plus-cisplatin-vs-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-for-treatment-of-metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer-after-failure-with-anthracyclines-and-taxanes
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Junbin Wang, Rongsheng Zheng, Zishu Wang, Yan Yang, Mingxi Wang, Weiyan Zou
BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of vinorelbine plus cisplatin (NP regimen) vs. gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GP regimen) for treatment of metastatic TNBC after failure with anthracyclines and taxanes. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 48 patients with metastatic TNBC that failed in anthracyclines and taxanes treatment were enrolled and randomly grouped. Patients in the NP group (n=22) were given 25 mg/m² vinorelbine on days 1 and 8 and 25 mg/m² cisplatin on days 2-4 of each 21-day cycle, while subjects in the GP group (n=26) were administered 1000 mg/m² gemcitabine on days 1 and 8 and 25 mg/m² cisplatin on days 2-4 of each 21-day cycle...
September 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941579/-fibrates-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-case-no-case-study-in-french-pharmacovigilance-database
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Xavier Humbert, Charles Dolladille, Marion Sassier, Marie-Blanche Valnet-Rabier, Thierry Vial, Emmanuelle Guitton, Annabelle Page, Elodie Sole, Pascal Auriche, Antoine Coquerel, Joachim Alexandre, Sophie Fedrizzi
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have investigated the occurrence of venous thromboembolic events (phlebitis and pulmonary embolism) [VTE] and fibrates. Fibrates could be associated with VTE although published data are contradictory. The objective of this study is to confirm the link between VTE and fibrates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective disproportionality analysis (case/non-case method) from observations recorded consecutively in the French pharmacovigilance database between 1985 and 2016...
August 1, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922443/primary-hepatic-lymphoma-complicated-by-a-hepatic-inflammatory-pseudotumor-and-tumor-forming-pancreatitis
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Rena Kaneko, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Natsuko Nakazaki, Yuichiro Yano, Masazumi Ogawa, Yuzuru Sato
BACKGROUND: Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is considered to be benign in biological behavior, and its malignant transformation is extremely rare. There has only been one published case of primary hepatic lymphoma complicated by hepatic IPT. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man presented with obstructive jaundice and a pancreatic head mass. Histology of the mass revealed chronic pancreatitis with lymphoid follicle formation, leading to a diagnosis of a suspicion of follicular pancreatitis...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905689/igg4-related-cholangiopathy-and-its-mimickers-a-case-report-and-review-highlighting-the-importance-of-early-diagnosis
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Kyle Geary, Cemal Yazici, Anita Seibold, Grace Guzman
Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 (IgG4)-related disease is a recently described clinical entity that can involve multiple organs. It is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, storiform fibrosis, and obliterative phlebitis. A key distinguishing factor is its dramatic response to steroid therapy. Although best described in cases of autoimmune pancreatitis, IgG4-related disease has also been implicated in patients with cholangitis and is now commonly referred to as IgG4-related cholangiopathy...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
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