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Neil A Mistry, Nicholas N Tadros, Jason C Hedges
Introduction. The three types of priapism are stuttering, arterial (high-flow, nonischemic), and venoocclusive (low-flow, ischemic). These are usually distinct entities and rarely occur in the same patient. T-shunts and other distal shunts are frequently combined with tunneling, but a seldom recognized potential complication is conversion to a high-flow state. Case Presentation. We describe 2 cases of men who presented with low-flow priapism episodes that were treated using T-shunts with tunneling that resulted with both men having recurrent erections shortly after surgery that were found to be consistent with high-flow states...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
Nusabe Kaya, Fatih Erbey, Didem Atay, Arzu Akçay, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Gulyuz Ozturk
The aim of this study was to determine usefulness of measurements of maximal systolic velocity of the hepatic artery with Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of venoocclusive disease (VOD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We prospectively obtained 5 sonograms per patient: pretransplantation, day +1, +7, +14, and +28 on 36 nonconsecutive children who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We examined the hepatic artery, the portal, hepatic and splenic veins, the thickness of the gallbladder wall, the presence of ascites, and the liver and spleen size...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Suleimman Al-Sweedan, Amal Al-Seraihy, Ali Al-Ahmari, Abdullah Al-Jefri, Viqaruddin Mohammed, Rafat Jafri, Khawar Siddiqui, Mouhab Ayas
Medical records of 82 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) at our institution from 2005 to 2011 were reviewed. Forty-five patients were male (54.8%). The median age at HCT was 7.46 years (range, 0.98 to 14.31 y), the median time to HCT after diagnosis was 12.56 months. Ten patients were below the age of 1 year (12%). All patients were in complete remission at the time of HCT. In 83 transplants, 64 patients received HCT from human leukocyte antigen-identical-related donors and 19 from other donors...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Monika Szturmowicz, Aneta Kacprzak, Barbara Burakowska, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Iwona Bestry, Jan Kuś, Anna Fijałkowska, Adam Torbicki, Marcin Kurzyna
INTRODUCTION: Inhomogeneity of lung attenuation pattern is observed in high resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT) in some IPAH patients despite lack of interstitial lung disease. Such radiological changes are described either as ill-defined centrilobular nodules (CN) or as focal ground glass opacities (FGGO). There is no consensus in the literature, whether they indicate the distinct type of IPAH, or pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) with subtle radiological changes. Thus the aim of the present pilot study was to assess the frequency and clinical significance of inhomogenic lung attenuation pattern in IPAH...
2016: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
David H MacIver, Ismail Adeniran, Iain R MacIver, Alistair Revell, Henggui Zhang
Pulmonary hypertension is usually related to obstruction of pulmonary blood flow at the level of the pulmonary arteries (eg, pulmonary embolus), pulmonary arterioles (idiopathic pulmonary hypertension), pulmonary veins (pulmonary venoocclusive disease) or mitral valve (mitral stenosis and regurgitation). Pulmonary hypertension is also observed in heart failure due to left ventricle myocardial diseases regardless of the ejection fraction. Pulmonary hypertension is often regarded as a passive response to the obstruction to pulmonary flow...
October 2016: American Heart Journal
Shakti K Bal, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Aparna Irodi, Mayank Gupta, Devasahayam J Christopher
Pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) and pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH) form a sinister subgroup of pulmonary arterial hypertension where the predominant pathology lies in the pulmonary veins and capillaries, thus making the use of pulmonary vasodilators potentially dangerous in these patients. Radiologically, the presence of centrilobular nodules, interlobular septal thickening, and significant mediastinal adenopathy are useful in identifying this subgroup from patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension...
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Hiroki Hosoi, Kenji Warigaya, Shogo Murata, Toshiki Mushino, Kodai Kuriyama, Akinori Nishikawa, Shinobu Tamura, Kazuo Hatanaka, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Yasuteru Muragaki, Shinichi Murata, Hideki Nakakuma, Takashi Sonoki
We report cases of three patients of refractory ascites without other fluid retention that occurred around five months after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). All three patients expired and postmortem examinations revealed unexpected liver fibrosis lacking histological evidences of graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). The three patients showed normal hepatic function and size before transplantation. During their clinical courses, serum biochemistry test showed no elevation of hepatic enzymes and bilirubin; however, imaging studies demonstrated hepatic atrophy at the onset of ascites...
May 10, 2016: Hematology Reports
Chirag A Shah, Arun Karanwal, Maharshi Desai, Munjal Pandya, Ravish Shah, Rutvij Shah
We describe our experience of first 50 consecutive hematopoietic stem-cell transplants (HSCT) done between 2007 and 2012 at the Apollo Hospital, Gandhinagar, 35 autologous HSCT and 15 allogeneic HSCT. Indications for autologous transplant were multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and acute myeloid leukemia, and indications for allogeneic transplants were thalassemia major, aplastic anaemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, and acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukaemia. The median age of autologous and allogeneic patient's cohort was 50 years and 21 years, respectively...
2015: Journal of Oncology
Mary C O'Keefe, Miriam D Post
Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is a rare cause of pulmonary hypertension characterized by extensive proliferation of pulmonary capillaries within alveolar septae. Clinical presentation is nonspecific and includes dyspnea, cough, chest pain, and fatigue. Radiology shows diffuse centrilobular ground-glass opacities. Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis is clinically and radiographically indistinguishable from peripheral venoocclusive disease, making microscopic diagnosis essential. Histologically, pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis shows an abnormal proliferation of small, thin-walled capillaries that expand the alveolar septae...
February 2015: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Raquel Rios-Fernández, José-Luis Callejas-Rubio, Mercedes Caba-Molina, Rosa Ríos-Peregrina, Norberto Ortego-Centeno
Mesenteric inflammatory venoocclusive disease is an uncommon cause of intestinal ischemia. Certain diseases, such as hypercoagulation disorders, autoimmune diseases, or drugs have been associated with the pathogenesis of mesenteric inflammatory venoocclusive disease. Here, we report a patient with Sjögren's syndrome who underwent surgery for suspected acute appendicitis with a subsequent pathological diagnosis of mesenteric inflammatory venoocclusive disease.
2014: Case Reports in Medicine
Abdulmonam Ali, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Arudra, Sarthi Shah, Vasuki Anandan, Ragheb Assaly
SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease Student/Resident Case Report Posters ISESSION TYPE: Medical Student/Resident Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: The accurate etiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can be challenging and misleading on the basis of clinical grounds alone. Here we present a unique case of severe PAH with unexpected findings on autopsy.CASE PRESENTATION: A 73 year-old man known to have history of heavy exposure to asbestos...
October 1, 2014: Chest
Keith M Wille, Nirmal S Sharma, Tejaswini Kulkarni, Matthew R Lammi, Joseph B Barney, S Christopher Bellot, Ryan S Cantor, David C Naftel, Enrique Diaz-Guzman, David C McGiffin
RATIONALE: Pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) is an uncommon cause of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, unlike PAH, treatment options for PVOD are usually quite limited. The impact of the lung allocation score on access to transplantation for patients with PVOD and the clinical course of these patients have not been well-described. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between the diagnosis of PVOD and lung transplantation for patients on the transplant waiting list...
November 2014: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Neeraja Kambham, John P Higgins, Uma Sundram, Megan L Troxell
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), formerly known as bone marrow transplantation, is an integral part of treatment for many hematological malignancies. HCT is associated with several complications and comorbidities with differential effects on a wide spectrum of organs and tissues. We present an update on HCT-associated complications such as graft versus host disease (GVHD) and infection, with focus on the surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, liver, and lung. Although the grading system for GI tract acute GVHD was proposed 40 years ago, recent studies have shed light on minimal histologic criteria for diagnosis of GVHD, as well as its differential diagnosis, including histologic effects of various medications...
September 2014: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
Florian Correard, Amandine Savry, Laurence Gauthier-Villano, Pascale Pisano, Bertrand Pourroy
PURPOSE: The visual compatibility of a solution of defibrotide (the only drug recommended for treatment and prophylaxis of hepatic venoocclusive disease) with solutions of various drugs commonly administered in bone marrow transplant procedures was studied. METHODS: Solutions of 43 drug products in concentrations typically used in clinical practice were evaluated in 1:1 mixtures with defibrotide solution in glass tubes kept at room temperature. The evaluated products included antiinfectious, corticoid, sedative, analgesic, and cardiovascular agents widely used for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and other marrow transplant procedures; in most cases, test solutions were prepared via dilution in or reconstitution with sterile water, 0...
August 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Cornelia Woerner, Ernest Cutz, Shi-Joon Yoo, Hartmut Grasemann, Tilman Humpl
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary venoocclusive disease (PVOD) is a rare lung disease, diagnosed in 5% to 10% of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). The incidence, prevalence, and etiology of PVOD in children are not well defined. The mortality remains high, related, at least partly, to the limited treatment options. METHODS: This retrospective analysis (1985-2011) summarizes symptoms, associated factors, treatment, and outcomes of nine pediatric patients (five girls, four boys) with histologic confirmation of PVOD...
July 2014: Chest
Walid Rasheed, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Rosemarie Hamladji, Tarek Ben Othman, Amal Alseraihy, Fawzi Abdel-Rahman, Alaa Elhaddad, Abdulaziz Alabdulaaly, David Dennison, Ahmad Ibrahim, Ali Bazarbachi, Mohamed-Amine Bekadja, Said Yousuf Mohamed, Salman Naseem Adil, Parvez Ahmed, Said Benchekroun, Mani Ramzi, Mohammad Jarrar, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fazal Hussain, Amir Hamidieh, Mahmoud Aljurf
INTRODUCTION: This practice survey is conducted to analyze clinical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) practice variability among centers in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO), as represented by the Eastern Mediterranean Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EMBMT) group. METHOD: This internet based survey was completed by the medical program directors of the EMBMT centers; 17 centers participated. The survey collected data on various clinical aspects of HSCT practice...
March 2013: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
A Mukhopadhyay, P Gupta, J Basak, A Chakraborty, D Bhattacharyya, S Mukhopadhyay, U K Roy
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant using human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched sibling or unrelated bone marrow, or related or unrelated cord blood has been performed successfully to treat patients with different types of hematological malignancies, genetic disorders and hereditary immune deficiencies. Since 1983, stem cell transplantation has been carried out in different institutes of India. But, till then, no transplantation was performed in eastern India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our present study is reporting for the first time stem cell transplantation in eastern India...
October 2012: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
S Park, A Cho, H Arimitsu, T Iwase, H Yanagibashi, T Ota, O Kainuma, H Yamamoto, A Imamura, H Takano
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation is widely performed in adult patients. One of the problems in this setting is a small-for-size graft, which results in dysfunction and poor prognosis of a transplantation. A right liver graft was devised to overcome this problem; furthermore, inclusion of the middle hepatic vein (MHV) has been suggested to greatly improve recipient outcomes. However, extended right hepatectomy involves a surgical risk for the living donor in terms of congestion of the left paramedian sector...
January 2013: Transplantation Proceedings
Alexandra E Kovach, George Z Cheng, Colleen L Channick, Richard N Channick, Ashok Muniappan, Henning A Gaissert, Richard L Kradin
Radiofrequency ablation of pulmonary veins is a common therapeutic intervention for atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein stenosis and venoocclusive disease are recognized complications, but the spectrum of pathologies postablation have not been previously reviewed. A recent case at our hospital showed a left hilar soft tissue mass in association with superior pulmonary vein stenosis in a patient 4 years postablation. On resection, this proved to be an inflammatory pseudotumor composed of myofibroblasts in an organizing pneumonia-type pattern with adjacent dendriform ossifications...
October 2013: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
Koji Takahashi, Fengshi Chen, Tadashi Ikeda, Hiraku Doi, Hideaki Nakamura, Sadamitsu Yanagi, Masaaki Sato, Akihiro Aoyama, Toru Bando, Hiroshi Date
Pulmonary venoocclusive disease, classified as a subgroup of pulmonary arterial hypertension, is known to show poor prognosis and lung transplantation is the only possible treatment. Single living-donor lobar lung transplantation is a unique method of treatment, mostly for small children, and size matching is the most important factor to conduct single living-donor lobar lung transplantation safely. We report a successful single living-donor lobar lung transplantation for a 6-year-old girl with pulmonary venoocclusive disease who received the graft from her mother...
February 2013: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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