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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
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Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777353/intestinal-histopathological-changes-in-a-porcine-model-of-pneumoperitoneum-induced-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Ester Párraga Ros, Laura Correa-Martín, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo, Irma Eugenia Candanosa-Aranda, Manu L N G Malbrain, Robert Wise, Rafael Latorre, Octavio López Albors, Gregorio Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Low splanchnic perfusion is an immediate effect of pneumoperitoneum-induced intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Anatomical structure results in the intestinal mucosa being the area most sensitive to hypoperfusion. The relationship between intestinal injury and clinical parameters of tissue perfusion [abdominal perfusion pressure (APP), gastric intramucosal pH (pHi ) and lactic acid (Lc)] has not been previously studied. This study aimed to monitorize intestinal pathogenesis through sequential ileal biopsies and to measure APP, pHi , and Lc levels at different pneumoperitoneum-induced intra-abdominal pressures (20, 30, and 40 mmHg) to evaluate the potential relationships between them...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773491/association-between-number-of-preventive-care-guidelines-and-preventive-care-utilization-by-patients
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Glen B Taksler, Elizabeth R Pfoh, Kurt C Stange, Michael B Rothberg
INTRODUCTION: The number of preventive care guidelines is rapidly increasing. It is unknown whether the number of guideline-recommended preventive services is associated with utilization. METHODS: The authors used Poisson regression of 390,778 person-years of electronic medical records data from 2008 to 2015, in 80,773 individuals aged 50-75 years. Analyses considered eligibility for 11 preventive services most closely associated with guidelines: tobacco cessation; control of obesity, hypertension, lipids, or blood glucose; influenza vaccination; and screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers, abdominal aortic aneurysm, or osteoporosis...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770281/intestinal-spirochetosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Patricia Guzman Rojas, Jelena Catania, Jignesh Parikh, Tran C Phung, Glenn Speth
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is an infestation defined by the presence of spirochetes on the surface of the colonic mucosa. The implicated organisms can be Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli . We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, morbid obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux. The patient was sent to the gastroenterology clinic for a screening colonoscopy due to a prior history of colonic polyps. The patient was completely asymptomatic as he denies any abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena, or hematochezia...
March 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758336/grand-rounds-hepatic-manifestations-of-telomere-biology-disorders
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REVIEW
Mrinal M Patnaik, Patrick S Kamath, Douglas A Simonetto
Clinical Case A 51 year old Caucasian male was referred for evaluation of variceal bleeding. Laboratory tests were remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and moderate alkaline phosphatase elevation. Synthetic liver function was well preserved. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed moderate splenomegaly, gastric varices, and normal hepatic contour. A transjugular liver biopsy was performed revealing findings of nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) with no significant fibrosis or necroinflammatory activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755915/unusual-long-survival-with-a-giant-invasive-pheochromocytoma-of-an-incompatible-patient
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Asli Nar
Pheochromocytomas (PHEOs) are rare neuroendocrine tumors and about 2-13% of PHEOs are malignant. Predicting malignancy in PHEO cases with invasion but without metastasis is still controversial in the literature. This study presents an unusual long survival with a giant invasive PHEO in an incompatible patient and a review of the literature. In 1989, a 23-year-old female patient was operated for a giant adrenal mass with a pathological final diagnosis of PHEO. Information to the patient's family was provided about the short life span of the patient in the postoperative period because the tumor could not be totally resected...
March 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755739/abdominal-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-exercise-as-medicine
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Carole A Paley, Mark I Johnson
Background: Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of at least three out of five clinical risk factors: abdominal (visceral) obesity, hypertension, elevated serum triglycerides, low serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and insulin resistance. It is estimated to affect over 20% of the global adult population. Abdominal (visceral) obesity is thought to be the predominant risk factor for metabolic syndrome and as predictions estimate that 50% of adults will be classified as obese by 2030 it is likely that metabolic syndrome will be a significant problem for health services and a drain on health economies...
2018: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750655/metabolic-risk-factors-in-adolescent-girls-with-type-1-diabetes
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Cíntia Castro-Correia, Rita Santos-Silva, Marta Pinheiro, Carla Costa, Manuel Fontoura
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pediatric metabolic syndrome (MS) has progressively increased. The incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) has also increased. Thus, some children and adolescents with T1DM exhibit MS parameters. The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of MS parameters in female adolescents with T1DM based on their nutritional status. METHODS: We evaluated 44 adolescents with T1DM (consecutive non-randomized sample) aged between 14 and 18 years, who were on intensive therapy with insulin...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749982/prevalence-of-multiple-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-in-kerman-a-population-based-study-in-southeast-iran
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Hamid Najafipour, Mahdi Afshari, Farzaneh Rostamzadeh
Background: The risk of disease with 1 risk factor is increased by the presence of additional risk factors. The goal of this study was to assess the prevalence of multiple coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors among adults in Kerman, Iran, to identify the population groups most at risk. Methods: The present study included 5900 adults aged between 15 and 75 years in 2011 in Kerman, Iran. They were selected by 1-stage cluster sampling. Blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, lipids, and 6 CAD risk factors were assessed in the study population...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747617/pheochromocytoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-hypertension-in-a-46-x-i-x-q10-turner-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ji Yeon Shin, Bo Hyun Kim, Young Keum Kim, Tae Hwa Kim, Eun Heui Kim, Min Jin Lee, Jong Ho Kim, Yun Kyung Jeon, Sang Soo Kim, In Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents the most serious health problems and contributes to the increased mortality in young women with Turner syndrome. Arterial hypertension in Turner syndrome patients is significantly more prevalent than that in a general age-matched control group. The aetiology of hypertension in Turner syndrome varies, even in the absence of cardiac anomalies and obvious structural renal abnormalities. Pheochromocytoma is an extremely rare cause among various etiologies for hypertension in patients with Turner syndrome...
May 10, 2018: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745366/association-of-body-fat-mass-and-fat-distribution-with-the-incidence-of-hypertension-in-a-population-based-chinese-cohort-a-22-year-follow-up
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Yongjie Chen, Xuan Liang, Senshuang Zheng, Yuan Wang, Wenli Lu
BACKGROUND: There have been few studies on the association between the incidence of hypertension and the presence and distribution of body fat. The aim of this article was to evaluate this association. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were obtained from the China Health Nutrition Survey, a 22-year cohort study of 12 907 participants. Body mass index and triceps skinfold thickness were used as markers of body fat, whereas waist circumference (WC) was used as a marker of fat distribution...
March 16, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742971/insufficiency-of-the-zona-glomerulosa-of-the-adrenal-cortex-and-progressive-kidney-insufficiency-following-unilateral-adrenalectomy-case-report-and-discussion
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Joanna Kanarek-Kucner, Adrian Stefański, Rufus Barraclough, Tomasz Gorycki, Jacek Wolf, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Michał Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and bilateral adrenal hyperplasia (BAH) and aldosterone-producing adenoma (APA) seem to be the most common causes of PA. Unilateral adrenalectomy (UA) is the preferred treatment for APA, although the benefits are still difficult to assess. CASE REPORT: We present a case report of a 69-year old man with a 30 year history of hypertension and probably long-standing PA due to APA, with typical organ complications...
May 9, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742598/unicentric-castleman-s-disease-revealed-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy-with-99mtc-hynic-toc
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Yaping Luo, Ling Wang, Qingqing Pan, Yanru Ma, Fang Li
A 51-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and abdominal pain was found with a retroperitoneal mass. The mass had intense enhancement in contrast-enhanced CT, and it showed a moderate degree of increased FDG uptake in PET/CT. The mass was also positive in somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with Tc-HYNIC-TOC, but it was negative in I-MIBG scan. The histopathological result after surgical resection of the mass confirmed the diagnosis of Castleman's disease, the hyaline vascular variant.
May 7, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742223/acute-kidney-injury-and-intra-abdominal-hypertension-in-burn-patients-in-intensive-care
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Thalita Bento Talizin, Meiry Sayuri Tsuda, Marcos Toshiyuki Tanita, Ivanil Aparecida Moro Kauss, Josiane Festti, Cláudia Maria Dantas de Maio Carrilho, Cintia Magalhães Carvalho Grion, Lucienne Tibery Queiroz Cardoso
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of intra-abdominal hypertension in major burn patients and its association with the occurrence of acute kidney injury. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of a population of burn patients hospitalized in a specialized intensive care unit. A convenience sample was taken of adult patients hospitalized in the period from 1 August 2015 to 31 October 2016. Clinical and burn data were collected, and serial intra-abdominal pressure measurements taken...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738433/degree-of-left-renal-vein-compression-predicts-nutcracker-syndrome
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Patrick T Hangge, Nikhil Gupta, Aditya Khurana, Keith B Quencer, Hassan Albadawi, Sadeer J Alzubaidi, M-Grace Knuttinen, Sailendra G Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Nutcracker syndrome (NS) refers to symptomatic compression of the left renal vein (LRV) between the abdominal aorta and superior mesenteric artery with potential symptoms including hematuria, proteinuria, left flank pain, and renal venous hypertension. No consensus diagnostic criteria exist to guide endovascular treatment. We aimed to evaluate the specificity of LRV compression to NS symptoms through a retrospective study including 33 NS and 103 control patients. The size of the patent lumen at point of compression and normal portions of the LRV were measured for all patients...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728201/experimental-weight-gain-increases-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-healthy-subjects-implications-of-visceral-fat-accumulation
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Naima Covassin, Fatima H Sert-Kuniyoshi, Prachi Singh, Abel Romero-Corral, Diane E Davison, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Michael D Jensen, Virend K Somers
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether experimentally induced weight gain raises ambulatory blood pressure (BP) in healthy subjects and identify any relationship between changes in BP and changes in regional fat distribution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six normal weight subjects were randomized to 8 weeks of weight gain through overfeeding (n=16; age, 30.4±6.6 years) or to weight maintenance (controls; n=10; age, 27.1±7.7 years) between July 2004 and August 2010. Measures of body composition via dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and computed tomography, circulating biomarkers, and 24-hour ambulatory BP were obtained at baseline and after the 8-week experimental phase...
May 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720858/preoperative-elective-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-cirrhotic-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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REVIEW
Deepanshu Jain, Ejaz Mahmood, Maria V-Bandres, Eyob Feyssa
Despite improvements in the surgical techniques, anesthesia and intensive care, abdominal surgery in patients with cirrhosis remains a challenge. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has been used to manage complications of portal hypertension. Preoperative TIPS (prophylactic) can theoretically improve outcomes in this population. Seven original studies were identified with 24 patients who underwent prophylactic TIPS before abdominal surgery. No perioperative mortality or major abdominal bleeding attributable to portal hypertension was reported for this cohort...
May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718371/metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-southern-kazakhstan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Assel Sadykova, Zhanar S Shalkharova, Zhanat N Shalkharova, Karlygash Sadykova, Kamshat Madenbay, Mira Zhunissova, Gulnaz Nuskabayeva, Saltanat Askarova, Andrej M Grjibovski
Background: The study aimed to assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in southern Kazakhstan. Methods: A total of 965 adults, ages 20-74 y, participated in a cross-sectional study. MetS was defined using National Education Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP), American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (AHA) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Social variations in the prevalence of components of MetS were assessed using Poisson regression...
April 27, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713814/prenatal-intervention-for-the-management-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Mariatu A Verla, Candace C Style, Oluyinka O Olutoye
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is the result of incomplete formation of the diaphragm that occurs during embryogenesis. The defect in the diaphragm permits the herniation of abdominal organs into the thoracic cavity contributing to the impairment of normal growth and development of the fetal lung. In addition to the hypoplastic lung, anomalies of the pulmonary arterioles worsen the pulmonary hypertension that can have detrimental effects in severe cases. Most cases of CDH can be effectively managed postnatally...
April 30, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713552/persistent-hiccups-as-the-only-presenting-symptom-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#20
Nasreen Shaikh, Rishi Raj, Srinivas Movva, Charles Mattina
Clinical manifestations of acute myocardial infarction can be more than just chest pain. Patients can present with dyspnea, fatigue, heart burn, diaphoresis, syncope, and abdominal pain to name a few. Our patient was a 74-year-old male with a past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and COPD due to chronic tobacco use, who presented with persistent hiccups for 4 days and no other complaints. Coincidently, he was found to have a diabetic foot ulcer with sepsis and acute kidney injury and hence was admitted to the hospital...
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
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