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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332032/qualitative-assessment-of-the-symptoms-and-impact-of-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-pei-to-inform-the-development-of-a-patient-reported-outcome-pro-instrument
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Colin D Johnson, Rob Arbuckle, Nicola Bonner, Gary Connett, Enrique Dominguez-Munoz, Philippe Levy, Doris Staab, Nicola Williamson, Markus M Lerch
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) affects patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and cystic fibrosis (CF) who produce insufficient digestive pancreatic enzymes. Common symptoms include steatorrhoea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to develop and test the content validity of a patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument assessing PEI symptoms and their impact on health-related quality of life. METHODS: Instrument development was supported by a literature review, expert physician interviews (n = 10: Germany 4, UK 3, France 3), and exploratory, qualitative, concept-elicitation interviews with patients with CF and CP with PEI (n = 61: UK 29, Germany 18, France 14) and expert physicians (n = 10)...
March 22, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321346/a-perplexing-case-of-abdominal-pain-that-led-to-the-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
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Adrienne Lenhart, Mona Hassan, Alireza Meighani, Omar Sadiq, Yousuf Siddiqui
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare clinical disorder, characterized by hypersecretion of gastric acid and multiple ulcers distal to the duodenal bulb. This occurs via the release of gastrin by neuroendocrine tumors known as gastrinomas. Patients with ZES present with nonspecific GI symptoms, which often leads to a delay in diagnosis. Our patient is a 55-year-old female with chronic abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. She underwent EGD, EUS, MRCP, CT scans, and cholecystectomy, which did not reveal the cause of her symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321079/shewanella-algae-bacteremia-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tomoaki Takata, Hiroki Chikumi, Shota Morishita, Shintaro Hamada, Shotaro Hoi, Takuji Iyama, Takeaki Fukui, Tomomitsu Matono, Satoko Fukuda, Chishio Munemura, Hajime Isomoto
A 71-year-old man was admitted because of nausea and abdominal pain. He was receiving an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent for anemia and dysregulated iron metabolism due to stage G5 chronic kidney disease. He had a history of raw fish intake and was diagnosed with infectious enterocolitis, which worsened and led to septic shock. Shewanella putrefaciens grew in the blood culture, but Shewanella algae was identified in a 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. We herein report a case of S. algae bacteremia believed to have been transmitted orally...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319280/nilotinib-induced-panniculitis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
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Naomi Kitayama, Atsushi Otsuka, Chiaki Hamamoto, Yo Kaku, Hiroshi Shiragami, Yoshiyuki Okumura, Kaoru Tsujioka
Nilotinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) developed to target the bcr-abl protein for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). [1] Nilotinib has been described as a well-tolerated drug. The most common non-hematologic side effects are skin rash, pruritus, headache, nausea, and fatigue. Cases of panniculitis induced by the other bcr-able TKIs such as imatinib, dasatinib and ponatinib were rarely described in the literature.[2-5] However, a case of panniculitis induced by nilotinib has not been reported...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302100/aprepitant-for-refractory-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-associated-pruritus-4-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Johanna S Song, Marianne Tawa, Nicole G Chau, Thomas S Kupper, Nicole R LeBoeuf
BACKGROUND: Aprepitant is an FDA-approved medication for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It blocks substance P binding to neurokinin-1; substance P has been implicated in itch pathways both as a local and global mediator. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We report a series of four patients, diagnosed with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, who experienced full body pruritus recalcitrant to standard therapies. All patients experienced rapid symptom improvement (within days) following aprepitant treatment...
March 16, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285209/acute-large-bowel-pseudo-obstruction-due-to-atrophic-visceral-myopathy-a-case-report
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Sean M Wrenn, Charles S Parsons, Michelle Yang, Ajai K Malhotra
PURPOSE: Atrophic visceral myopathy is a pathological diagnosis characterized by atrophy of the smooth muscle layers of the viscera with intact ganglia. Rarely, it can present acutely as an intestinal pseudo-obstruction. We describe a rare case report and explore how this diagnosis can be distinguished from other forms of intestinal obstruction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 60-year-old male with a past medical history of hypothyroidism presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of worsening abdominal distention and pain associated with nausea and vomiting...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260949/a-randomized-crossover-trial-on-the-effect-of-compression-stockings-on-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy
#7
Erika Mendoza, Felix Amsler
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the impact of wearing compression stockings on women's quality of life (QoL) associated with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVP). METHODS: In this randomized, open, single-center, crossover study, 74 women were assigned 1:1 to 2 weeks with compression stockings followed by 2 weeks without or vice versa. The main outcomes were NVP-associated QoL, leg-related QoL, and dizziness, as assessed by the Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy Quality of Life (NVPQOL) questionnaire, Chronic Venous Disease Quality of Life (CIVIQ) questionnaire, and questions on dizziness at baseline and after each 2-week period, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241852/pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-presenting-as-pneumoperitoneum-in-a-patient-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report
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Atsuyoshi Iida, Hiromichi Naito, Kohei Tsukahara, Tetsuya Yumoto, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Shinnichi Kawana, Keiji Sato, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Jyunichi Soneda, Atsunori Nakao
BACKGROUND: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, marked by numerous gas-filled cysts in the intestinal wall and submucosa or intestinal submucosa, is a very uncommon condition. CASE PRESENTATION: A 79-year-old Asian man presented to our emergency department after 2 days of lower abdominal pain with nausea and constipation. His past medical history included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and he had been treated with home oxygen therapy. The patient was hemodynamically stable and had mild generalized abdominal pain and a soft, distended abdomen without signs of peritonism...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230455/outcomes-of-pharmacy-led-hepatitis-c-direct-acting-antiviral-utilization-management-at-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
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Sendra Yang, Rachel B Britt, Mohamed G Hashem, Jamie N Brown
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Affairs Health (VA) Administration has reported hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rates among veterans to be twice that of the general U.S population. New HCV direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment options offer superior sustained virologic response (SVR) rates, improved side-effect profiles, and shortened treatment courses; yet, these new HCV DAAs are expensive, and utilization management strategies are needed to optimize use and improve clinical outcomes. A VA medical center uses pharmacist-led HCV DAA utilization management strategies that includes clinical guidance, optimizing operational flow, budget tracking and forecasting, and patient outcomes tracking...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224300/nilotinib-first-line-therapy-in-patients-with-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-bcr-abl-positive-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-chronic-phase-enest1st-sub-analysis
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Andreas Hochhaus, Franҫois-Xavier Mahon, Philipp le Coutre, Ljubomir Petrov, Jeroen J W M Janssen, Nicholas C P Cross, Delphine Rea, Fausto Castagnetti, Andrzej Hellmann, Gianantonio Rosti, Norbert Gattermann, Maria Liz Paciello Coronel, Maria Asuncion Echeveste Gutierrez, Valentin Garcia-Gutierrez, Beatrice Vincenzi, Luca Dezzani, Francis J Giles
PURPOSE: The ENEST1st sub-analysis presents data based on Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) status, i.e., Ph+ and Ph-/BCR-ABL1 + chronic myeloid leukemia. METHODS: Patients received nilotinib 300 mg twice daily, up to 24 months. RESULTS: At screening, 983 patients were identified as Ph+ and 30 patients as Ph-/BCR-ABL + based on cytogenetic and RT-PCR assessment; 76 patients had unknown karyotype (excluded from this sub-analysis). In the Ph-/BCR-ABL1 + subgroup, no additional chromosomal aberrations were reported...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220376/unveiling-the-relative-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-prophylactic-medications-for-migraine-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis
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Aijie He, Dehua Song, Lei Zhang, Chen Li
BACKGROUND: A large number patients struggle with migraine which is classified as a chronic disorder. The relative efficacy, safety and tolerability of prophylactic medications for migraine play a key role in managing this disease. METHODS: We conducted an extensive literature search for popular prophylactic medications that are used for migraine patients. Pairwise meta-analysis and network meta-analysis (NMA) were carried out sequentially for determining the relative efficacy, safety and tolerability of prophylactic medications...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213666/patterns-of-abnormal-gastric-pacemaking-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-defined-by-laparoscopic-high-resolution-electrical-mapping
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Rachel Berry, Leo K Cheng, Peng Du, Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Timothy R Angeli, Terence Mayne, Grant Beban, Gregory O'Grady
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is increasingly being applied to treat obesity. LSG includes excision of the normal gastric pacemaker, which could induce electrical dysrhythmias impacting on post-operative symptoms and recovery, but these implications have not been adequately investigated. This study aimed to define the effects of LSG on gastric slow-wave pacemaking using laparoscopic high-resolution (HR) electrical mapping. METHODS: Laparoscopic HR mapping was performed before and after LSG using flexible printed circuit arrays (64-96 electrodes; 8-12 cm(2); n = 8 patients) deployed through a 12 mm trocar and positioned on the gastric serosa...
February 17, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203370/abdominal-adhesions-a-practical-review-of-an-often-overlooked-entity
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N Tabibian, E Swehli, A Boyd, A Umbreen, J H Tabibian
Formation of intra-abdominal adhesions is a common consequence of abdomino-pelvic surgery, radiation therapy, and inflammatory processes. In a small but clinically significant proportion of patients, adhesive disease may develop, wherein adhesions lead to a variety of chronic symptoms such as abdominal distension, pain, nausea, and abnormal bowel movement pattern which can be daily, intermittent, or episodic. Due to the chronic and troublesome nature of these symptoms, adhesive disease may be life-altering in many patients, particularly when not recognized and appropriately addressed, as is the case not infrequently...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201975/selective-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterases-4a-b-c-and-d-isoforms-in-chronic-respiratory-diseases-current-and-future-evidences
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Sonia Contreras, Javier Milara, Esteban Morcillo, Julio Cortijo
Chronic respiratory diseases affect millions of people every day. According to World Health Organization estimates, ~235 million people suffer from asthma, ~64 million suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and millions more suffer from allergic rhinitis around the world. In recent last years, the first phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, roflumilast, was approved as a treatment to reduce the risk of exacerbations in stable and severe COPD associated with chronic bronchitis and a history of exacerbations...
February 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194809/prodromal-symptoms-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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H C Ring, P Theut Riis, K Zarchi, I M Miller, D M Saunte, G B Jemec
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease, which presents as recurrent nodules and sinus tracts (tunnels) with subsequent scarring, predominantly involving the intertriginous regions. Although prodromal symptoms (i.e. various symptoms preceding the eruption of the HS lesions) are often mentioned, there have been no formal investigations into this aspect. Insight into prodromal symptoms may enable patients with HS or dermatologists in choosing a more targeted treatment at a much earlier stage, potentially increasing treatment efficacy and quality of life...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191384/delayed-temporal-lobe-hemorrhage-after-initiation-of-acyclovir-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-with-herpes-simplex-virus-2-encephalitis-a-case-report
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Kyle Mueller, Joshua E Ryan, Alex Tai, Rocco A Armonda
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the most common cause of non-epidemic, sporadic, acute focal encephalitis in the United States. Inflammation of the vasculature makes them friable and susceptible to hemorrhage. Massive hemorrhage, though rare, can present in a delayed fashion after initiation of acyclovir and often requires surgical intervention. We report a unique case of delayed temporal lobe hemorrhage after initiation of acyclovir in an immunocompetent patient, specifically for its presentation, virology, and surgical management...
January 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182123/long-term-safety-and-analgesic-efficacy-of-buprenorphine-buccal-film-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-chronic-pain-requiring-around-the-clock-opioids
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Martin Hale, Veronica Urdaneta, M Todd Kirby, Qinfang Xiang, Richard Rauck
BACKGROUND: This open-label, single-arm study was conducted to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of a novel buprenorphine formulation, buprenorphine buccal film, in the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic pain requiring around-the-clock opioids. METHODS: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of buprenorphine buccal film. Five hundred and six patients who completed previous studies with buprenorphine buccal film (n=445; rollover patients) or were recruited de novo for this study (n=61) were enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177093/-pharmacological-and-nutritional-problems-in-pregnant-patient-on-chronic-dialysis
#18
Michele Giannattasio, Federica Giannattasio, Giuseppe Gernone
Many of information on the safety of drugs during pregnancy were obtained many years ago, before the pregnant women were excluded from the study protocols for possible fetal risks. Because randomized trials in pregnancy are complex and considered unethical. For the same reasons, there are no randomized controlled trials in pregnant women on dialysis. Moreover Compared to the normal subject, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in these patients are influenced or by pregnancy or from dialysis techniques or from chronic uremia...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176463/severe-chronic-norovirus-diarrheal-disease-in-transplant-recipients-clinical-features-of-an-under-recognized-syndrome
#19
Robin K Avery, Bonnie E Lonze, Edward S Kraus, Kieren A Marr, Robert A Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Norovirus (NV) infection has been reported as a cause of severe chronic diarrhea in transplant recipients, but this entity remains under-recognized in clinical practice, leading to diagnostic delays. Transplant clinicians should become familiar with this syndrome in order to facilitate early detection and management. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and outcomes variables were summarized from a series of transplant recipients with positive stool NV reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays at Johns Hopkins in 2013-2014...
February 7, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176047/gastrointestinal-physiology-and-function
#20
Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Anthony C Johnson, David Grundy
The gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the digestion and absorption of ingested food and liquids. Due to the complexity of the GI tract and the substantial volume of material that could be covered under the scope of GI physiology, this chapter briefly reviews the overall function of the GI tract, and discusses the major factors affecting GI physiology and function, including the intestinal microbiota, chronic stress, inflammation, and aging with a focus on the neural regulation of the GI tract and an emphasis on basic brain-gut interactions that serve to modulate the GI tract...
February 8, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
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