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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668068/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study
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D Neofytos, O Chatzis, D Nasioudis, E Boely Janke, T Doco Lecompte, C Garzoni, C Berger, A Cussini, K Boggian, N Khanna, O Manuel, N J Mueller, C van Delden
BACKGROUND: There is lack of recent multicenter epidemiological data on invasive aspergillosis (IA) among solid organ transplant recipient (SOTr) in the mold-acting antifungal era. We describe the epidemiology and outcomes of IA in a contemporary cohort of SOTr using the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study. METHODS: All consecutive SOTr with proven or probable IA between 01.05.2008 and 31.12.2014 were included. A case-control study to identify IA predictors was performed: 1-case was matched with 3-controls based on SOT type, transplant center, and time post-SOT...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667131/pulmonary-embolism-following-incomplete-surgical-resection-of-a-right-ventricular-myxoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yazan Assaf, Maher Nasser, Hani Jneid, David Ott
Right ventricular (RV) myxomas are extremely rare, but may have dreadful clinical sequelae including pulmonary embolism (PE). We present a case of a patient who had an RV myxoma that was attached to the tricuspid valve, and therefore could not be resected completely during surgery, and remnants of the tumor were seen on transthoracic echocardiogram during post-operative follow-up. Five months after surgery, the patient had PE, which could be due to tumor emboli or thromboemboli. Since repeat surgical resection was not feasible, the patient was started on warfarin...
April 17, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666742/focal-xanthogranulomatous-pyelonephritis-with-pulmonary-lesions-on-the-background-of-type-two-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Ahmad Enshaei, Arash A Boora, Diana Taheri, Zahra Changizi, Nahid Bahmani
Focal Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare chronic inflammatory condition of kidneys which usually is associated with postrenal obstruction or renal stone leading to chronic bacterial infection and eventually chronic glomerular inflammation. About 90% of cases are of the diffuse type and associated with staghorn renal calculi. The case presented in this paper is of the focal type in a 58-year-old diabetic female. Interestingly she did not have symptoms or laboratory presentation of chronic renal bacterial infection except for elevated ESR...
2018: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665948/preclinical-tools-for-the-evaluation-of-tuberculosis-treatment-regimens-for-children
#4
E W Tucker, K E Dooley
Tuberculosis (TB) treatment regimens have been extrapolated from adults to children. However, pediatric disease merits different treatment strategies to avoid under- or over-treatment. While animal models have been pivotal in identifying effective regimens for adult disease, pediatric TB is heterogeneous and cannot be represented by a single preclinical model. Infants and young children most commonly have disseminated disease or tuberculous meningitis (TBM), school-aged children have paucibacillary disease, and adolescents have adult-like cavitary lung disease...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665800/mda-5-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-with-recurrent-pneumothoraces-a-case-report
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Safi Alqatari, Peter Riddell, Sinead Harney, Michael Henry, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Clinically hypomyopathic dermatomyositis is a rare disease that is important to recognize, investigate and treat early as it is associated with poor prognosis. In a proportion of patients, myositis specific antibodies could be negative, but with high clinical suspicion, myositis associated antibodies should be ordered. Anti-MDA-5 antibodies was reported in literature to be associated with severe and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease, with few case reports of pneumothorax and/or pneumomediastinum...
April 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664429/esophageal-ulcers-secondary-to-cryoenergy-after-pulmonary-vein-ablation-using-the-second-generation-balloon
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Luis Álvarez-Acosta, Alejandro Quijada-Fumero, Raquel Pimienta-González, Julio S Hernández-Afonso
Pulmonary vein isolation is an effective treatment for patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Cryoablation balloon therapy has been developed as an alternative. Cryoablation complications have primarily been related to phrenic nerve palsy, vascular complications, stroke, and others of lesser incidence. Esophageal lesions are rare and they are not yet completely understood.
April 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663705/bronchial-brush-cytology-of-primary-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-of-lung
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Meyyappa Devan Rajagopal, Debasis Gochhait, Bheemanathi Hanuman Srinivas, Rajesh Nachiappa Ganesh, Neelaiah Siddaraju, Manju Rajaram
Primary pulmonary lymphoma is defined as clonal lymphoid proliferation affecting one or both lungs in a patient with no extrapulmonary involvement at the time of diagnosis or during the subsequent 3 months. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare T-cell neoplasm which occurs as two distinct clinical entities-cutaneous and systemic variant. Primary lung involvement is extremely uncommon. It can be classified on the basis of being positive or negative for ALK rearrangement which carries prognostic significance...
April 16, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662813/conjunction-of-a-fungus-ball-and-a-pulmonary-tumourlet-in-a-bronchiectatic-cavity
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Serkan Yazgan, Soner Gürsoy, Figen Türk, Zekiye Aydoğdu Dinç
Herein, we describe the case of a 67-year-old female patient who presented with cough and haemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed destruction of the left lower lobe and multiple fungus balls in a bronchiectatic cavity. A left lower lobectomy was performed via thoracotomy. Histopathological examination of the lung showed a concomitant aspergilloma and multiple tumourlets in the large bronchiectatic cavity. Pulmonary intracavitary aspergilloma and concomitant tumourlets are quite rare. Our report presents this interesting case that manifested with haemoptysis...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662812/pulmonary-nodular-lymphoid-hyperplasia-in-a-33-year-old-woman
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Ji Ye Park, Seong Yong Park, Seokjin Haam, Joonho Jung, Young Wha Koh
Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia is a reactive lymphoproliferative disease. It is very rare, which means that many aspects of the disease are unknown or have not been proven. Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia can be symptomatic or asymptomatic, progressive or not, and solitary or multiple, and a surgical approach is the current treatment of choice. We present a case of pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia that was visualized as multiple ground glass opacities on a computed tomography (CT) scan, and observed for 1 year because the patient was pregnant...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661466/endobronchial-topical-amphotericin-b-instillation-for-pulmonary-chromomycosis-after-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
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H Mitomo, A Sakurada, Y Matsuda, H Notsuda, T Watanabe, H Oishi, H Niikawa, S Maeda, M Noda, T Sado, T Amemiya, Y Yoshida, T Kikuchi, K Kamei, Y Okada
We report a very rare case of pulmonary chromomycosis caused by Scedosporium prolificans that developed after lung transplantation and was successfully treated with endobronchial topical amphotericin B instillation. The subject was a woman in her 50s with a history of bilateral lobar lung transplantation from living donors for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. Eight years after the lung transplantation, chest radiography X-ray and computed tomography showed an abnormal shadow in the right lung. Bronchoscopic findings showed obstruction by a fungal component at the laterobasal bronchus B9...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661366/a-systematic-review-of-venous-aneurysms-by-anatomic-location
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REVIEW
Katherine A Teter, Thomas M Maldonado, Mark A Adelman
OBJECTIVE: Venous aneurysms are uncommon vascular abnormalities that may be identified anywhere in the body. Historically, they were often misdiagnosed as soft tissue lesions, but with the advent of readily available noninvasive imaging (such as duplex ultrasound), they can now be easily identified. Our aim was to review the presentation of venous aneurysms, available imaging modalities for defining them, and management. METHODS: The English-language literature before March 2017 was reviewed, and only reports of primary venous aneurysms of the deep veins were included...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661354/fatal-hypermagnesemia-due-to-laxative-use
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REVIEW
Syed Rizwan Bokhari, Ravi Siriki, Federico J Teran, Vecihi Batuman
We report a case of fatal hypermagnesemia in a 53-year-old woman admitted for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with a history of chronic constipation treated regularly with magnesium-containing laxatives. On admission, her magnesium level was 2.0mg/dL, which rose to a peak of 10.8mg/dL despite hydration and diuresis in the presence of a normal kidney function. Continuous renal replacement therapy was promptly initiated, which reduced her serum magnesium levels, but her condition continued to deteriorate precipitously progressing to shock leading to oligoanuric renal failure, and she died 2 days later...
April 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661244/surgical-management-of-ascending-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-in-a-2-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Merna Atiyah, Shazia Mohsin, Lama Al Faraidi, Khaled Al-Hawri, Abdulmajeed Al Otay, Khalid Al Najashi
BACKGROUND: Aortic pseudoaneurysms are rare but life-threatening complications usually seen after cardiac surgery. The causes could be multifactorial such as infection or trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the surgical management of a postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a 2-year-old Middle Eastern boy who had undergone ventricular septal defect closure, subaortic membrane resection, and pulmonary artery de-banding...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660258/pleural-tuberculosis-a-concise-clinical-review
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Jane A Shaw, Elvis M Irusen, Andreas H Diacon, Coenraad Fn Koegelenberg
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, and the commonest cause of death in people living with HIV. Globally, pleural TB remains one of the most frequent causes of pleural exudates, particularly in TB-endemic areas and in the HIV positive population. Most TB pleural effusions are exudates with high adenosine deaminase (ADA), lymphocyte-rich, straw-coloured and free flowing, with a low yield on mycobacterial culture. TB pleurisy can also present as loculated neutrophil-predominant effusions which mimic parapneumonic effusions...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659980/management-of-bullet-emboli-to-the-heart-and-great-vessels
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Brian Yoon, Samuel Grasso, Luke J Hofmann
Introduction: Firearm-related injuries account for 20% of all injury-related deaths and are responsible for 105,000 injuries annually. The occurrence of bullet emboli to the heart is exceedingly rare. Given the rarity of emboli, controversy exists over management. The primary endpoint of this study is to establish a management algorithm for venous bullet emboli to the heart. Materials and methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed and Google Scholar with the following search terms: cardiac bullet embolus, cardiac missile embolus, and bullet embolus...
April 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659391/pediatric-patient-with-cerebral-metastasis-from-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#16
Katrina Korhonen, Hongming Zhuang
Brain metastasis from papillary thyroid carcinoma is uncommon. Concurrent cerebral and pulmonary metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma is rare, especially in pediatric patients. We report a case of a brain metastasis revealed on post-therapy I scan in a 12 year old girl with thyroid cancer who also had diffuse pulmonary metastases which were partially responsive to sequential I therapy.
April 13, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658947/pulmonary-sequestration-associated-with-congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformation
#17
Zahira A De León-Ureña, Stanislaw Sadowinski-Pine, Lourdes Jamaica-Balderas, Jaime Penchyna-Grub
Introduction: Congenital pulmonary malformations are a rare cause of neonatal morbidity. Some of them have a common origin, which allows the identification of combined lesions. Its diagnosis can be made prenatally by ultrasound, with the limitation that this study is performed in specialized centers and depends on the expertise of the operator. The association of pulmonary sequestration and congenital malformation of the airway has been described in approximately 40-60 cases since its first description in 1949...
2018: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658867/repair-of-partial-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-a-rare-case-evaluated-by-multi-slice-computed-tomographic-angiography
#18
Yukun Cao, Tin Yang, Ma Hou, Hongcha Zhang, Xi Chen, Fe Zou
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is an uncommon congenital heart disease, which may be difficult to identify and often remains undiagnosed. Accurate diagnosis of major aortopulmonary collaterals and partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage in patients with congenital heart disease is important but problematic. The goal of this publication is to present the diagnosis and surgical repair of this rare pathology in an eight-year-old boy. Atrial septal defect was found by echocardiography, but no anomalous pulmonary vein was found...
March 8, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658866/mechanical-valve-replacement-for-congenital-heart-disease-complicated-by-native-pulmonary-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Qing Wang, Yan Gao, Wang Xi, Hua Shen, Jing Wang, Jian Xiao, Zhinong Wang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common risk factors for infective endocarditis. However, it is rare to find a CHD patient complicated by isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis. Here, we report an adult patient with congenital heart disease complicated by native pulmonary valve endocarditis who underwent a mechanical valve replacement. We also review previous literature to examine key points in the treatment of such patients.
March 7, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658384/complications-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-and-their-management
#20
Stéphane Mitrovic, Bruno Fautrel
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic auto-inflammatory disorder in which management and treatment have considerably progressed over the past decade. Despite wide use of interleukin (IL)-1 or IL-6 inhibitors, serious complications remain possible. Areas covered: A comprehensive literature search in MEDLINE via Pubmed was performed to review AOSD's severe and sometimes life-threatening complications: reactive hemophagocytic lymphohystiocytosis, coagulation disorders, fulminant hepatitis, cardiac or pulmonary complications and amyloid A amyloidosis...
April 16, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
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