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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634542/angioedema-perioperative-management
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Andrew A Maynard, Christina F Burger, Joseph J Schlesinger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perioperative management of a patient with acquired angioedema (AAE). METHODS: A 66-year-old Caucasian male presented from an outside hospital with a history of acquired angioedema and gastrointestinal stromal tumor-related intractable urticaria and mastocytosis. He was admitted for urgent laparoscopic partial gastrectomy, secondary to gastric outlet obstruction symptomatology. Previous combined attacks were characterized by a widespread rash, abdominal pain and respiratory distress resulting in hospitalization...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633425/androgen-receptor-mutations-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-treated-with-apalutamide
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D E Rathkopf, M R Smith, C J Ryan, W R Berry, N D Shore, G Liu, C S Higano, J J Alumkal, R Hauke, R F Tutrone, M Saleh, E Chow Maneval, S Thomas, D S Ricci, M K Yu, C J de Boer, A Trinh, T Kheoh, R Bandekar, H I Scher, E S Antonarakis
Background: : Mutations in the androgen receptor (AR) ligand-binding domain (LBD), such as F877L and T878A, have been associated with resistance to next-generation AR-directed therapies. ARN-509-001 was a phase I/II study that evaluated apalutamide activity in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Here we evaluated the type and frequency of 11 relevant AR-LBD mutations in apalutamide-treated CRPC patients. Patients and methods: : Blood samples from men with non-metastatic CRPC (nmCRPC) and metastatic CRPC (mCRPC) pre- or post abiraterone acetate and prednisone (AAP) treatment (≥6 months' exposure) were evaluated at baseline and disease progression in trial ARN-509-001...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633259/mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-after-cardiac-surgery-first-canadian-outbreak
#3
Raphael Hamad, Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, Louis P Perrault, Michel Pellerin, Philippe Demers
Recently reported in Europe and United States, disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection is a novel clinical entity linked to point contamination of Stockert 3T heater-cooler units used for cardiopulmonary bypass. We present here the first two cases in Canada. Both patients presented with nonspecific extracardiac symptoms 1 year after undergoing minimally invasive mitral surgical repair. Before the right diagnosis was established, the patients were initially treated with prednisone for suspected sarcoidosis...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629257/risk-stratification-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-interim-pet-ct-based-on-different-cutoff-deauville-scores
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Jihyun Kim, Yoo Sung Song, Jong Seok Lee, Won Woo Lee, Sang Eun Kim
We evaluated the usefulness of interim (18)F-FDG PET/CT for risk stratification using different cutoff values of the Deauville 5-point scale (5-DS) in DLBCL patients treated with rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP). One hundred and fifty patients underwent interim (I-) and end of treatment (EOT-) PET/CT scans. Applying the conventional 5-DS cutoff value of scores 4 to 5 at interim, there was no significant difference in progression free survival (PFS) between I-PET negative and I-PET positive patients...
June 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622961/zoh%C3%A3-a-prospective-study-of-the-use-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-zarzio-in-clinical-practice-in-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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Gandhi Laurent Damaj, Omar Benbrahim, Maya Hacini, Inna Voronina, Khaled Benabed, Ravaka-Fatoma Soumoudronga, Isabelle Gasnereau, Corinne Haioun, Philippe Solal-Céligny
BACKGROUND: The ZOHé study was a prospective, observational, multicenter study in France to assess use of biosimilar filgrastim Zarzio in routine clinical practice in patients undergoing neutropenia-inducing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients ≥ 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for a malignant disease and with a first prescription for Zarzio were enrolled in 2 cohorts: solid tumor (1174 patients) or hematological malignancy (633 patients); the latter is reported here...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620063/clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-psa-by-body-surface-area-affected-by-psoriasis-results-from-the-corrona-psa-spondyloarthritis-registry
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Philip J Mease, Chitra Karki, Jacqueline B Palmer, Carol J Etzel, Arthur Kavanaugh, Christopher T Ritchlin, Wendi Malley, Vivian Herrera, Melody Tran, Jeffrey D Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is commonly comorbid with psoriasis; the extent of skin lesions is a major contributor to psoriatic disease severity/burden. We evaluated whether extent of skin involvement with psoriasis [body surface area (BSA) > 3% vs ≤ 3%] affects overall clinical and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in patients with PsA. METHODS: Using the Corrona PsA/Spondyloarthritis Registry, patient characteristics, disease activity, and PRO at registry enrollment were assessed for patients with PsA aged ≥ 18 years with BSA > 3% versus ≤ 3%...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616377/blue-after-splenectomy
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Taaran Cariappa Ballachanda Subbaiah, Jeremy P Feldman
INTRODUCTION: We present a 51 year old, African American, female who presented with persistent hypoxemia. She had been taking dapsone for many years for prophylaxis against Pneumocystic Jiroveci with no symptoms but eventually developed methemoglobinemia only after a splenectomy. From our literature review there are no documented cases that have demonstrated this relationship between dapsone, splenic function and methemoglobin and we hope to share our perplexing case and shed light on the interaction...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614263/misdiagnosed-anomalous-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-as-endocardial-fibroelastosis-in-infancy-a-case-series
#8
Fan Ma, Kaiyu Zhou, Xiaoqing Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Yi Zhang, Yifei Li, Yimin Hua, Chuan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare but severe congenital cardiac malformation. The prognosis mainly depends on the early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, without a typical and specific clinical manifestation in early stage, ALCAPA has a higher rate of false initial diagnosis. DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE: Three infants with impaired left ventricle (LV) function, LV enlargement, mitral valve regurgitation (MR), and LV endocardium thickness were initially diagnosed as endocardial fibroelastosis (EFE)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614137/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-rickettsial-retinitis
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Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Imen Ksiaa, Hager Ben Amor, Sonia Zaouali, Marco Lupidi, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah
PURPOSE: To report optical coherence tomography angiography findings in a patient with rickettsial retinitis. METHODS: A 29-year-old man complaining of acute blurring vision in the right eye associated with Rickettsia conorii infection underwent a comprehensive ocular examination, fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography. RESULTS: Funduscopy showed two large areas of retinitis in the inferior macula along the distribution of the inferotemporal artery with associated retinal hemorrhages, retinal edema, and serous retinal detachment...
June 13, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612627/pharmacokinetic-drug-evaluation-of-budesonide-in-the-treatment-of-crohn-s-disease
#10
Lukasz Kwapisz, Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna, Brian Feagan
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that commonly affects the terminal ileum and proximal colon. Although systemic corticosteroids such as prednisone and methylprednisolone are widely used for treatment of CD, these agents have a high incidence of adverse drug reactions due to off-target effects. Budesonide is a locally acting corticosteroid with enhanced formulation properties that offer a superior therapeutic index in comparison to conventional members of the class. Areas covered: This review focuses on budesonide for the treatment of CD...
June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612375/outcome-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-compared-to-children-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-with-response-based-chemotherapy-on-pediatric-protocols-a-children-s-oncology-group-report
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Karen S Fernández, Cindy L Schwartz, Lu Chen, Louis S Constine, Allen Chauvenet, Pedro A de Alarcón
PURPOSE: We evaluated the outcome of children (<15 years) versus that of adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15-≤ 21 years) treated for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) in two Pediatric Oncology Group/Children's Oncology Group clinical trials, P9425 and P9426, that used dose-dense, response-based chemotherapy and reduced dose radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects 21 years or younger with HL were eligible for these studies. Subjects with low-risk (stages IA, IIA, and IIIA1) without large mediastinal adenopathy biopsy-proven HL, eligible for P9426, were treated with two to four 28-day cycles of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vincristine, and etoposide (ABVE) chemotherapy and 25...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611282/the-4-plus-2-rituximab-protocol-makes-maintenance-treatment-unneeded-in-patients-with-refractory-anca-associated-vasculitis-a-10-year-observation-study
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Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia, Daniela Rossi, Mirella Alpa, Carla Naretto, Massimo Radin, Roberta Fenoglio, Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti
BACKGROUND: ANCA associated vasculitides (AAV) often present with a chronic relapsing course. Relapse leads to increased immunosuppressive exposure and consequent toxicity. While two randomized controlled trials have shown rituximab (RTX) to be the most effective induction treatment in patients with relapsing disease, the optimal treatment duration and RTX dose remain debated. Whether to administer a maintenance dose to every patient, at a fixed time interval or on the basis of B cell count and ANCA titre or only when disease manifestations do occur is still debated as well...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609284/premature-ovarian-failure-could-be-an-alarming-sign-of-polyglandular-autoimmune-dysfunction
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Aasem Saif, M Assem
A 31-year-old lady, diagnosed to have premature ovarian failure in the gynecology clinic, was referred for endocrine assessment because of an abnormal thyroid function test. Clinical examination revealed hypotension, and fungal skin infection under her atrophic breasts. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level was very high. Assessment of the suprarenal function revealed evidence of Addison's disease. Polyglandular autoimmune dysfunction was diagnosed. She was treated with prednisone, fludrocortisone, and levothyroxine with significant improvement of her general condition and blood pressure...
April 25, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608304/lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-lems-a-rare-autoimmune-presynaptic-disorder-often-associated-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Benedikt Schoser, Bruno Eymard, Joe Datt, Renato Mantegazza
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorder that is related to the loss of functional P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) on presynaptic nerve terminals. Up to 60% of cases occur as a paraneoplastic disorder (SCLC-LEMS), most commonly in association with small cell lung cancer. The remaining cases have an idiopathic non-tumor etiology but are associated with underlying autoimmune disease (NT-LEMS). Patients with LEMS invariably experience progressive proximal muscle weakness, often accompanied by general fatigue and autonomic symptoms...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606298/-melkersson-rosenthal-syndrome-in-a-young-man
#15
Elisabeth Lauritzen, Andreas P Schjellerup Jørkov
A 24-year-old man presented with orofacial swelling, peripheral facial palsy and fissured tongue. Apart from a previous episode of peripheral palsy, he had no history of illness. Biopsy of the lip, blood tests, magnetic resonance imaging of the head and lumbar puncture showed no pathology. He received systemic prednisone for ten days, and follow-up showed sparse improvement in facial movements. The patient could have been misdiagnosed with Bell's palsy, but the symptoms rather indicated a case of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome...
June 12, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604944/the-influence-of-graves-orbitopathy-treatment-with-intravenous-glucocorticoids-on-adrenal-function
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Urszula Ambroziak, Gabriela Bluszcz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Piotr Miśkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the commonest extrathyroidal feature of Graves' disease. For active, moderate to severe GO intravenous glucocorticoid pulse therapy (ivGCS) is the first-line treatment, which might be followed by oral glucocorticoid therapy. Glucocorticoid treatment, especially in the time of withdrawal, carries a risk of adrenal insufficiency. The aim of this study was to assess the pituitary-adrenal axis function in patients with GO before and at the cessation of ivGCS, and after further oral glucocorticoid therapy...
June 12, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601810/pattern-of-ocular-involvement-in-myasthenia-gravis-with-musk-antibodies
#17
Amelia Evoli, Paolo E Alboini, Raffaele Iorio, Valentina Damato, Emanuela Bartoccioni
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) with antibodies to the muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) has a characteristic phenotype. Ocular manifestations have not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the features of extrinsic ocular muscle involvement in patients with MuSK-MG. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the prevalence, time of onset, clinical pattern and outcome of ocular symptoms in 82 patients with a clinical follow-up ≥2 years...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601782/neuropraxia-following-resection-of-a-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma
#18
Stevenson Tsiao, Nail Aydin, Subhasis Misra
BACKGROUND: This is a unique case of neuropraxia of femoral nerve seen after resection of retroperitoneal liposarcoma which has not been reported before in the literature. INTRODUCTION: Neuropraxia, a transient paralysis due to blockage of nerve conduction, commonly associated with athletes and orthopedic procedures, has not been previously reported as a complication following resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma. CASE: This is an 81-year-old female who, on CT for evaluation of her atherosclerosis, was found to have an incidental right-sided retroperitoneal mass extending from the right renal capsule inferiorly through the inguinal canal...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601705/abvd-or-beacoppbaseline-along-with-involved-field-radiotherapy-in-early-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma-with-risk-factors-results-of-the-european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-eortc-groupe-d-%C3%A3-tude-des-lymphomes-de-l-adulte-gela-h9-u-intergroup-randomised
#19
Christophe Fermé, José Thomas, Pauline Brice, Olivier Casasnovas, Andrej Vranovsky, Serge Bologna, Pieternella J Lugtenburg, Réda Bouabdallah, Patrice Carde, Catherine Sebban, Houchingue Eghbali, Gilles Salles, Gustaaf W van Imhoff, Antoine Thyss, Evert M Noordijk, Oumédaly Reman, Marnix L M Lybeert, Maud Janvier, Michele Spina, Bruno Audhuy, John M M Raemaekers, Richard Delarue, Bruno Anglaret, Okke de Weerdt, Zora Marjanovic, Robbert J H A Tersteeg, Daphne de Jong, Josette Brière, Michel Henry-Amar
PURPOSE: For early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), optimal chemotherapy regimen and the number of cycles to be delivered remain to settle down. The H9-U trial compared three modalities of chemotherapy followed by involved-field radiotherapy (IFRT) in patients with stage I-II HL and risk factors (NCT00005584). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients aged 15-70 years with untreated supradiaphragmatic HL with at least one risk factor (age ≥ 50, involvement of 4-5 nodal areas, mediastinum/thoracic ratio ≥ 0...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599946/a-58-year-old-man-with-fatigue-weight%C3%A2-loss-and-diffuse-miliary-pulmonary%C3%A2-opacities
#20
Udit Chaddha, Rebekah English, Jessica Daniels, Rajat Walia, Atul C Mehta, Tanmay S Panchabhai
A 58-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of profound fatigue and a weight loss of 35 to 40 pounds. He reported occasional night sweats and mildly painful knees and elbows without swelling or redness. He denied respiratory symptoms, rashes, or fevers. He had no respiratory symptoms. The patient's history was significant for rheumatoid arthritis (with arthralgias and joint involvement), paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and hypothyroidism. His medications included digoxin and metoprolol. He had been taking methotrexate and low-dose prednisone (5 mg) for approximately 10 years but discontinued taking these medications 2 years prior to current presentation...
June 2017: Chest
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