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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166333/high-energy-collimator-is-preferable-to-medium-energy-collimator-for-evaluating-223ra-uptake-in-bone-metastasis-at-2-weeks-postinjection
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Akira Ichimura, Tadaki Nakahara, Yoshiki Owaki, Kiyotaka Nakajima, Masahiro Jinzaki
An 80-year-old man with castration-resistant prostate cancer received Ra injection to treat bone metastases. Two weeks after the injection, the patient underwent static Ra scan of the chest with medium-energy and high-energy collimators for 30 minutes each. Images obtained with the 2 collimators showed that uptake in metastatic lesions was visually clearer and semiquantitatively higher with the high-energy collimator. The use of HE collimator for Ra imaging in the early phase has been reported, and the present case suggests that in the late phase HE collimator would also be preferable to medium-energy collimator in terms of lesion-based evaluation...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165766/clinical-analysis-of-59-children-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-diseases-due-to-enterovirus-ev71-and-concomitant-viral-encephalitis
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M-G Wang, H-M Sun, X-M Liu, X-Q Deng
OBJECTIVE: To analyzed the clinical features of children with HFMD and viral encephalitis and to summarize some treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 children with HFMD were included in this study. All children underwent complete blood count, blood biochemical test cerebrospinal fluid examination, chest X-ray and brain MRI. RESULTS: One child died 24 hours after admission due to central respiratory failure with myocardial damage...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163998/multifocal-pulmonary-granular-cell-tumor-presenting-with-postobstructive-pneumonia
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Samid M Farooqui, Muhammad S Khan, Laura Adhikari, Viral Doshi
Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a neoplasm of Schwann cell origin. Its presence in the aerodigestive tract is uncommon and becomes a diagnostic challenge on initial presentation. Our case is of a 59-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with a history of productive cough and dyspnea associated with fever and chest pain. An initial chest X-ray (CXR) showed a right middle lobe consolidation with follow-up Computed Tomography (CT) scan showing a mass in the right bronchus. Bronchoscopy revealed a polypoid, sessile granular mass in the right bronchus intermedius with multiple white lesions in trachea, left main bronchus, and right upper bronchi...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162998/symptomatic-first-degree-atrioventricular-block-in-a-young-woman-after-taking-a-fat-burner-supplement
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Renda E M Abdelmageed, H B Xiao
A 22-year-old woman collapsed at home and was brought to the accident and emergency department. History revealed that she was fit and taken T5 capsule the night before the collapse. There was no history of similar collapses or seizure. Examination revealed blood pressure (BP) of 104/69 mmHg and a heart rate (HR) of 70 bpm. Chest, cardiovascular, and neurology examination were unremarkable. However, on standing, her HR increased to 120 bpm, and her BP dropped to 62/40 mmHg. Blood Na, K, Ca, Mg, phosphate, creatinine, complete blood count, T4 cortisol, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) were normal...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162782/recurrent-early-coronary-stent-thrombosis-under-chronic-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation
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Yusuke Oba, Satoshi Hoshide, Tadayuki Mitama, Hajime Shinohara, Takahiro Komori, Tomoyuki Kabutoya, Yasushi Imai, Nobuhiko Ogata, Kazuomi Kario
A 62-year-old Japanese man presented with chest pain indicating that acute myocardial infarction had occurred. Eleven years earlier, he underwent a splenectomy due to idiopathic portal hypertension. Coronary angiography revealed diffuse stenosis, with calcification in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). We performed a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We deployed two drug-eluting stents with sufficient minimal cross-sectional stent area by intravascular ultrasound and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) 3 flow...
November 22, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160033/discordant-fetal-phenotype-of-hypophosphatasia-in-two-siblings
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Satoru Ikenoue, Kei Miyakoshi, Tomohiro Ishii, Yu Sato, Toshimitsu Otani, Yohei Akiba, Yoshifumi Kasuga, Daigo Ochiai, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yosuke Ichihashi, Yohei Matsuzaki, Kanako Tachikawa, Toshimi Michigami, Gen Nishimura, Kazushige Ikeda, Tomonobu Hasegawa, Mamoru Tanaka
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an autosomal recessive metabolic disorder with impaired bone mineralization due to mutations in the ALPL gene. The genotype-phenotype correlation of this disorder has been widely described. Here, we present two affected siblings, whose fetal phenotypes were discordant. A 31-year-old Japanese woman, G0P0, was referred to our institution because of fetal micromelia. After obstetric counseling, the pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks' gestation. Post-mortem radiographs demonstrated severely defective mineralization of the skeleton...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159033/interstitial-pneumonia-caused-by-dabigatran
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Toyoshi Yanagihara, Norio Yamamoto, Yasuaki Kotetsu, Naoki Hamada, Eiji Harada, Kunihiro Suzuki, Kayo Ijichi, Yoshinao Oda, Yoichi Nakanishi
We describe the case of a 73-year-old man who experienced dry cough and exertional dyspnea after dabigatran administration. Chest radiographs revealed the development of bilateral consolidative and ground glass opacity, and transbronchial lung biopsy showed organized materials in the alveolar spaces with moderate inflammatory infiltrate and focal fibrosis. Lung opacity gradually disappeared after discontinuing dabigatran. To date, there has been only one report regarding dabigatran-induced lung injury, except for alveolar hemorrhage and eosinophilic pneumonia...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158999/recurrent-primary-suprahepatic-abscess-due-to-providencia-stuartii-a-rare-phenomenon
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Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sandar Linn, Madhavi Reddy, Anjali Bakshi
Gram-negative urease-producing bacilli, Providencia stuartii (P. stuartii), is reported in urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia in humans but they rarely present with a hepatic abscess. We present a rare case of a recurrent suprahepatic cyst due to P. stuartii in a 45-year-old female, intravenous ( IV) heroin abuser with chronic hepatitis B and C. A 45-year-old female with 10 days status post right suprahepatic abscess drainage presented with recurrent, right, upper quadrant abdominal pain for one day...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158931/atypical-distant-metastasis-of-breast-malignant-phyllodes-tumors-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tiphaine de Foucher, Hélène Roussel, Mikael Hivelin, Léa Rossi, Caroline Cornou, Anne-Sophie Bats, Myriam Deloménie, Fabrice Lécuru, Charlotte Ngô
Malignant phyllodes tumors (MPT) are rare breast neoplasms. Preoperative diagnosis is often challenging due to the unspecific clinical, radiological, and histological characteristics of the tumor. Dissemination pathways are local with chest wall invasion, regional with lymph nodes metastasis, and distant, hematogenous, mostly to the lungs, bones, and brain. Distant metastasis (DM) can be synchronous or appear months to years after the diagnosis and initial management. The current report describes the case of a 57-year-old woman presenting with a giant/neglected MPT of the breast, with no DM at initial staging, treated by radical modified mastectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157800/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-with-platypnea-orthodeoxia-from-chilaiditi-syndrome
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Masashi Ogasawara, Akihiko Ishiyama, Akira Sugiura, Kazuhiko Segawa, Ikuya Nonaka, Eri Takeshita, Yuko Shimizu-Motohashi, Hirofumi Komaki, Masayuki Sasaki
INTRODUCTION: Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare pathophysiology in which the colon or other organs are interposed between the diaphragm and liver, and respiratory or digestive symptoms sometimes manifest. Although there have been some cases of Chilaiditi syndrome complicating neuromuscular disorders, none have described resulting respiratory or digestive symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 20-year-old man with DMD who had been receiving noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation during the night...
November 17, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157790/improving-the-neurological-prognosis-following-ohca-using-real-time-evaluation-of-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-a-case-report
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Yasuaki Koyama, Yoshiaki Inoue, Shuhei Hisago, Aiki Marushima, Keiichi Hagiya, Yuichiro Yamasaki, Yuki Enomoto, Nobutake Shimojo, Satoru Kawano, Taro Mizutani
BACKGROUND: The neurological prognosis is poor for patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), in the absence of bystander cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and showing asystole as the initial waveform. However, such patients have the potential of resuming social activity if cerebral tissue oxygen saturation can be preserved. CASE PRESENTATION: We recently encountered a 60-year-old man who had suffered an OHCA in the absence of bystander CPR, and who successfully resumed complete social activity despite initial asystole and requiring at least 75min of chest compressions before return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC)...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152423/foodborne-botulism-i-only-had-nacho-cheese-a-case-report
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Saad A Choudhry, Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar, Muhammad Afzal, Abdul Shah
A 32-year-old female presented to the emergency department with complaints of diplopia, followed by dyspnea, chest tightness, congestion, and dysphagia. The patient was resuscitated and initial investigations were done. Within a few hours of the admission, she started developing signs of respiratory failure and was intubated and placed on the mechanical ventilator. The patient denied any ingestion of exotic food, shellfish, raw meat, or raw fish. The patient also denied traveling to any exotic place or recent camping trips...
September 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152209/case-control-study-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-persistent-post-concussion-syndrome-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Paul G Harch, Susan R Andrews, Edward F Fogarty, Juliette Lucarini, Keith W Van Meter
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are epidemic in United States Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans. Treatment of the combined diagnoses is limited. The aim of this study is to assess safety, feasibility, and effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) for mild TBI PPCS and PTSD. Thirty military subjects aged 18-65 with PPCS with or without PTSD and from one or more blast-induced mild-moderate traumatic brain injuries that were a minimum of 1 year old and occurred after 9/11/2001 were studied...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151911/multiple-pulmonary-metastases-with-halo-sign-from-malignant-mixed-m%C3%A3-llerian-tumors
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Hong-Wei Tian, Wei-Bing Yang, Meng-Jie Yang, Jing-Yuan Liu, Jian-Chu Zhang, Xiao-Nan Tao, Qiong Zhou
The lungs are one of the most common organs to which cancer metastasizes, but are a location not common for uterine sarcoma. A malignant mixed Müllerian tumor (MMMT) of the uterus is an extremely rare and aggressive sarcoma, characterized by a mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal components. There are few reports regarding the pulmonary metastasis from MMMTs. The present study presents the case of a 58-year-old woman with hemoptysis and post-menopausal vaginal bleeding. The woman was initially diagnosed with invasive aspergillosis based on a chest computed tomography (CT) scan showing multiple pulmonary nodular opacities surrounded by a ground-glass attenuation halo (halo-sign)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151797/late-onset-of-primary-pulmonary-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report
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Bilgin Bahadir Başgöz, Adem Aydin, Semra Ince, Ibrahim Demirci, Ayhan Özcan
Lungs are one of most metastatic areas for primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), however primary pulmonary PNET is extremely rare. Here we present a case of a 58-year-old male patient with a tumor in the right lung that originated from the lung but not from chest wall. Patient was diagnosed with PNET following histological and immunohistochemical examination of CT-guided percutaneous tru-cut needle biopsy and no distant metastasis were detected in PET-CT scan. As advised recently in published literature, surgical resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy protocol is preferred in the treatment of our patient as it has better success of complete resection leading to higher 5-year survival rates...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151513/a-favorable-response-to-levetiracetam-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Shinya Sakata, Sho Saeki, Yasuhiro Terasaki, Yoshihiro Natori, Kazuhiko Fujii
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare cancer, and there are no standard-of-care treatments for patients with metastatic ACC. We herein report a patient with lung metastasis of ACC who achieved a favorable response to levetiracetam. A 52-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of multiple lung metastases of ACC. We performed first-line chemotherapy with cisplatin plus gemcitabine, and subsequently oral S-1 as second-line chemotherapy, which resulted in disease progression. The patient developed symptomatic epilepsy and received levetiracetam (250 mg twice daily)...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151495/acute-pericarditis-following-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Akio Nakata, Isao Aburadani, Koichirou Kontani, Satoshi Hirota
We describe the case of a 45-year-old Japanese man who developed acute pericarditis following an acute pulmonary thromboembolism. He had developed shortness of breath 7 days prior to hospitalization and was admitted with severe dyspnea. Echocardiography and laboratory results were compatible with acute pulmonary thromboembolism, which was confirmed by contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography. On the third hospital day, he experienced chest pain exacerbated by inspiration. On the fourth hospital day, his body temperature increased to 39°C and echocardiography revealed circumferential pericardial effusion...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151483/imaging-of-right-to-left-shunt-in-an-adult-patient-with-unroofed-coronary-sinus-with-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
#18
Chieko Sakai, Tetsuhiro Yamano, Tomonori Miki, Akiko Otsuka, Yuzuko Kato, Michiyo Yamano, Takeshi Nakamura, Satoaki Matoba
A 54-year-old woman with a history of multiple cardiac surgeries suffered from hypoxemia caused by a right-to-left intra-cardiac shunt due to coronary sinus (CS) anomaly with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC). Both the contrast echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography (CT) provided conclusive diagnosis of this rare congenital anomaly, which was overlooked for a long time. However, an important diagnostic clue was left-arm injection of the contrast media. In the present case, previously performed enhanced CT with its routine manner, i...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147594/lactobacillus-gasseri-causing-bilateral-empyema
#19
Angela Esquibel, Ala S Dababneh, Bharath Raj Palraj
Lactobacilli are common commensal bacteria found in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Although they are usually thought to be nonpathogenic, there have been several cases that demonstrate severe infections caused by these microorganisms. This is a case of a 49-year-old male with previously undiagnosed type two diabetes mellitus who presented with a 3-month history of cough and was found to have right sided Lactobacillus gasseri empyema for which he underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with chest tube placement...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147480/a-rare-case-of-late-onset-saphenous-vein-graft-spasm
#20
Nirmal Guragai, Upamanyu Rampal, Rahul Vasudev, Hiten Patel, Meherwan B Joshi, Fayez Shamoon
Spasm following coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been well established in arterial grafts, especially in grafts utilizing the internal mammary. Venous graft spasms are uncommon and are only observed in vein grafts during or soon after the coronary artery bypass surgery. It is exceedingly rare to see spasm of venous graft beyond one year of surgery. We report a 72-year-old female who had coronary artery bypass graft three years ago and presented with new onset chest pain for one month. The coronary angiogram revealed severe spasm of the proximal aspect of a patent saphenous venous graft which was relieved by intracoronary nitroglycerine...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
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