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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352704/treatment-of-adult-chronic-indeterminate-chagas-disease-with-benznidazole-and-three-e1224-dosing-regimens-a-proof-of-concept-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Faustino Torrico, Joaquim Gascon, Lourdes Ortiz, Cristina Alonso-Vega, María-Jesús Pinazo, Alejandro Schijman, Igor C Almeida, Fabiana Alves, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Isabela Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chagas disease is a major neglected vector-borne disease. In this study, we investigated the safety and efficacy of three oral E1224 (a water-soluble ravuconazole prodrug) regimens and benznidazole versus placebo in adult chronic indeterminate Chagas disease. METHOD: In this proof-of-concept, double-blind, randomised phase 2 clinical trial, we recruited adults (18-50 years) with confirmed diagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection from two outpatient units in Bolivia...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350490/chronic-exposure-to-high-doses-of-selenium-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Luisa D'Oria, Massimo Apicella, Carmen De Luca, Angelo Licameli, Caterina Neri, Marcella Pellegrino, Daniela Simeone, Marco De Santis
BACKGROUND: Obstetricians usually prescribe supplements during pregnancy without actual indication. The use of selenium during pregnancy has increased, due to its function in several antioxidant mechanisms. CASE: A pregnant woman received 200,000 micrograms (μg) per day of a selenium galenic formulation, since gestational week (g.w.) 7 to 12, due to a prescription error. The patient experienced nausea, vomiting, hand and foot paresthesia, followed by fatigue, loss of fingernails and hair...
January 19, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349051/anisakiasis-involving-the-oral-mucosa
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Sang Kyu Choi, Cheol Keun Kim, Soon Heum Kim, Dong In Jo
Anisakis is a parasite with life cycles involving fish and marine mammals. Human infection, anisakiasis, occurs with the ingestion of raw infected seafood and usually presents with acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms from esophageal or gastric invasion. We report a rare caseinvolving the oral cavity. A 39-year-old male presented with oral and sub-sternal pain of one day duration after eating raw cuttlefish. Physical examination revealed areas of erythema and edema with a central white foreign particle on the labial and buccal mucosa...
December 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333079/type-1-autoimmune-hepatitis-presenting-with-severe-autoimmune-neutropenia
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Petros Doumtsis, Theodora Oikonomou, Ioannis Goulis, Kaliopi Zachou, George Dalekos, Evangelos Cholongitas
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a progressive, chronic liver disease characterized by unresolving hepatocellular inflammation of autoimmune origin. The clinical spectrum may vary from asymptomatic presentation, to non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, arthralgias, nausea and abdominal pain, to acute severe liver disease. AIH is characterized by the presence of interface hepatitis and portal plasma cell infiltration on histological examination, hypergammaglobulinemia, and positive autoantibodies. AIH is associated with other autoimmune diseases and its course is often accompanied by various non-specific hematological disorders...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330767/ivabradine-for-the-treatment-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Megan E Gee, Alicia K Watkins, Jamie N Brown, Emily J A Young
INTRODUCTION: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) impacts millions of patients, but there is currently no gold standard treatment for this condition. Ivabradine is a novel heart rate (HR) lowering agent that acts on the sinoatrial node cells by selectively inhibiting the If-current. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to evaluate the evidence for the efficacy and safety of ivabradine for the treatment of POTS. METHODS: MEDLINE (from 1956 to August 2017) and EMBASE (from 1957 to August 2017) were queried with the following search term: "postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome" OR "postural tachycardia syndrome" OR "chronic orthostatic intolerance" AND "ivabradine...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305552/venetoclax-for-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-who-progressed-during-or-after-idelalisib-therapy
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Steven Coutre, Michael Choi, Richard R Furman, Herbert Eradat, Leonard Heffner, Jeffrey A Jones, Brenda Chyla, Lang Zhou, Suresh Agarwal, Tina Waskiewicz, Maria Verdugo, Rod A Humerickhouse, Jalaja Potluri, William G Wierda, Matthew S Davids
B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors (BCRi) have transformed treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); however, efficacy of therapies for patients whose disease is refractory to/relapses after (R/R) BCRi is unknown. Venetoclax is a selective, orally bioavailable BCL-2 inhibitor with activity in patients with CLL, including those who are heavily pretreated or have 17p deletion. This phase 2 study prospectively evaluated venetoclax in patients with R/R CLL after ibrutinib or idelalisib; here we report on patients who received idelalisib as the last BCRi prior to enrollment...
January 5, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303124/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-headaches-among-undergraduate-students-in-three-tertiary-institutions-in-ilorin-nigeria
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E O Sanya, O O Desalu, S A Aderibigbe, P M Kolo, A F Mustapha, O A Adeyanju
OBJECTIVE: Headache is a common chronic neurologic disorder with huge economic and psychosocial impact. In comparison with other neurological disorders, there is limited data on primary headache, especially from sub-Saharan Africa. This study was done to fill in the gap and provide recent information on headache among Nigerian undergraduate students. METHODOLOGY: Quota sampling was used to select students from three tertiary educational institutions within Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298971/an-autopsy-case-of-mesenteric-panniculitis-with-massive-pleural-effusions
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Hiroshi Kobayashi, Kenji Notohara, Tadashi Otsuka, Yuka Kobayashi, Masuo Ujita, Yuuki Yoshioka, Naomasa Suzuki, Ryuji Aoyagi, Riuko Ohashi, Toshimitsu Suzuki
BACKGROUND Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory condition of the mesentery. The main symptoms include abdominal pain, abdominal distention, weight loss, fever, nausea, and vomiting. The patients also present with chylous ascites in 14% of the cases and chylous pleural effusion (CPE) in very rare occasions. Despite the previous view of excellent prognosis of MP, two recent papers reported several fatal cases. However, there are still only a few autopsy case reports that describe the macroscopic and histological details of MP cases...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284534/perineural-local-anaesthetic-catheter-after-major-lower-limb-amputation-trial-placement-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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David C Bosanquet, Graeme K Ambler, Cherry-Ann Waldron, Emma Thomas-Jones, Lucy Brookes-Howell, Mark Kelson, Tim Pickles, Debbie Harris, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Neeraj Saxena, Christopher P Twine
BACKGROUND: Pain after major lower limb amputation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a significant problem. A perineural catheter (PNC) can be placed adjacent to the major nerve at the time of amputation with a continuous local anaesthetic infusion given postoperatively to try and reduce pain. Although low-quality observational data suggest that PNC usage reduces postoperative opioid requirements, there are limited data regarding its effect on pain. The aim of PLACEMENT is to explore the feasibility of running an effectiveness trial to assess the impact of a PNC with continuous local anaesthetic infusion, inserted at the time of amputation, on short and medium-term postoperative outcomes...
December 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279662/ct-scan-reliability-in-detecting-internal-hernia-after-gastric-bypass
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Mohammad A Farukhi, Michael S Mattingly, Benjamin Clapp, Alan H Tyroch
Background and Objectives: Internal hernia (IH) after gastric bypass can be a life-threatening complication. Obstruction presents acutely or as chronic relapses, with symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Early detection and exploration of IH as the cause of small bowel obstruction (SBO) is critical in this surgical emergency and can reduce morbidity and mortality. We conducted a retrospective review of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bypass (LRYGB) records to determine the specificity and sensitivity of computed tomography (CT) in identifying postoperative IH...
October 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279498/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-complicated-by-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-simultaneous-multiple-intracerebral-hemorrhages
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Eri Kato, Koichiro Tahara, Haeru Hayashi, Aki Shoji, Hiroaki Mori, Tetsuji Sawada
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), including pachymeningitis and CNS vasculitis, is uncommon. Although intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has been reported in GPA, simultaneous multiple ICH (SMICH) is rare. We describe the case of a 50-year-old woman with a history of a limited form of GPA with chronic pachymeningitis who presented with acute-onset headache accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and who developed consciousness impairment. Computed tomography revealed bilateral subcortical ICH...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274869/neuromodulators-for-functional-gi-disorders-disorders-of-gut-brain-interaction-a-rome-foundation-working-team-report
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REVIEW
Douglas A Drossman, Jan Tack, Alexander C Ford, Eva Szigethy, Hans Törnblom, Lukas Van Oudenhove
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Central neuromodulators (antidepressants, antipsychotics and other CNS targeted medications) are increasingly used for treatment of functional GI disorders (FGIDs), now recognized as disorders of gut-brain interaction. However, the available evidence and guidance for the use of central neuromodulators in these conditions is scanty and incomplete. In this Rome Foundation Working Team report, a multidisciplinary team summarized available research evidence and clinical experience to provide guidance and treatment recommendations...
December 21, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274599/bowel-obstruction-in-obturator-hernia-a-challenging-diagnosis
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L Conti, E Baldini, P Capelli, C Capelli
INTRODUCTION: The obturator hernia is a rare pelvic hernia that often comes in the shape of bowel obstruction caused by the presence of an intestinal segment, more often ileum, passing trough the obturator foramen of the pelvic wall (Fig. 1). This type of hernia accounts for 0.5-1.4% of all hernias. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the clinical case of a 84-year-old woman with no previous surgical interventions, who went to the emergency room complaining of vomit and nausea, bowels closed to gas and stool, which she had experienced for three previous days...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273520/progress-in-understanding-mechanisms-of-opioid-induced-gastrointestinal-adverse-effects-and-respiratory-depression
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REVIEW
Mohammad Zafar Imam, Andy Kuo, Sussan Ghassabian, Maree T Smith
Opioids evoke analgesia through activation of opioid receptors (predominantly the μ opioid receptor) in the central nervous system. Opioid receptors are abundant in multiple regions of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system including enteric neurons. Opioid-related adverse effects such as constipation, nausea, and vomiting pose challenges for compliance and continuation of the therapy for chronic pain management. In the post-operative setting opioid-induced depression of respiration can be fatal...
December 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260510/interventions-for-managing-taste-disturbances
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REVIEW
Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Renjith P George, Naresh Shetty, David Levenson, Debra M Ferraiolo, Ashish Shrestha
BACKGROUND: The sense of taste is very much essential to the overall health of an individual. It is a necessary component to enjoy one's food, which in turn provides nutrition to an individual. Any disturbance in taste perception can hamper quality of life in such patients by influencing their appetite, body weight and psychological well-being. Taste disorders have been treated using different modalities of treatment and there is no consensus for the best intervention. Hence this Cochrane Review was undertaken...
December 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249138/transient-hair-loss-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-treated-with-omalizumab
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M Noshela Ghazanfar, S F Thomsen
Omalizumab (anti-IgE) is used as add-on therapy for antihistamine refractory chronic urticaria patients. The most commonly reported adverse effects were headache, arthralgia, upper respiratory infections, fatigue, nausea and injection-site reactions. However, lately a few cases of hair loss have been reported. We describe a case of transient hair loss in a young female patient after initiating treatment with omalizumab. Despite this side effect, the patient continued with omalizumab treatment for 10 months with good effect...
November 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247677/brainstem-glp-1-signalling-contributes-to-cancer-anorexia-cachexia-syndrome-in-the-rat
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Tito Borner, Claudia G Liberini, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas Riediger
The cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is a frequent and severe condition in cancer patients. Currently, no pharmacological treatment is approved for the therapy of CACS. Centrally, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is expressed in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) and is implicated in malaise, nausea and food aversion. The NTS is reciprocally connected to brain sites implicated in the control of energy balance including the area postrema (AP), which mediates CACS in certain tumour models. Given the role of GLP-1 as a mediator of anorexia under acute sickness conditions, we hypothesized that brainstem GLP-1 signalling might play a role in the mediation of CACS...
December 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222812/spheroid-type-of-al-amyloid-deposition-associated-with-colonic-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report-with-literature-review
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Moon Joo Kim, Zulfia McCroskey, Yingchao Piao, Anna Belcheva, Luan Truong, Paul J Kurtin, Jae Y Ro
We report a colonic adenocarcinoma associated with diffuse submucosal deposition of a peculiar spheroid-type amyloid identified in the colon, terminal ileum, and appendix. A 65-year-old woman with past medical histories of hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, presented to the emergency room with cramping abdominal pain and nausea. A computed tomography (CT) scan of abdomen showed right colonic volvulus. Emergency right hemicolectomy was performed. The specimen showed colonic adenocarcinoma with focal submucosal invasion (pT1) arising from a villotubular adenoma...
December 8, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218132/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-adult-omani-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Khalid Al Hashmi, Lamya Al Aamri, Sulayma Al Lamki, Anil Pathare
OBJECTIVES: We sought to study the occurrence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in adult Omani patients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study in patients diagnosed with PVT, which was confirmed by radiological imaging, from two tertiary hospitals over a 10-year period. Results: Amongst the 39 patients enrolled in the study, 15 (38.4%) had cirrhosis of the liver, and 24 (61.5%) were non-cirrhotic. In the non-cirrhotic PVT patients, 15 (62.5%) had acute PVT, whereas nine (37...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187328/survey-of-the-prescription-of-step-2-analgesics-in-persons-aged-75-years-and-older-in-general-practitioners
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Adrien Brocard, Sofia Da Silva, Maurice Giroud, Alain Putot, Patrick Manckoundia
Although step-2 analgesics (S2A) are recommended when step-1 analgesics (S1A) are ineffective or in cases of moderate to severe pain, their efficacy varies. This study evaluated the place attributed by general practitioners (GPs) to S2A in the treatment of nociceptive pain in elderly persons (EP). Descriptive, transversal and declarative study conducted among GPs in Burgundy. In total, 115 GPs took part in the survey. Among these, 60.8% had at least one consultation/day for pain. After paracetamol, which was systematically preferred, 56...
December 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
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