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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941657/effects-of-a-complex-rehabilitation-program-on-edema-status-physical-function-and-quality-of-life-in-lower-limb-lymphedema-after-gynecological-cancer-surgery
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Jung Hwa Do, Kyoung Hyo Choi, Jun Su Ahn, Jae Yong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a complex rehabilitation (CR) program and complex decongestive therapy (CDT) on edema status, physical function, and quality of life in patients with unilateral lower-limb lymphedema after gynecologic cancer surgery. METHODS: In this randomized pilot study, 40 patients with secondary unilateral lymphedema, after gynecologic surgery for cervical, endometrial, or ovarian cancer, that had been diagnosed based on clinical assessment and 10% volume differences between the legs were randomly assigned to the CDT (n=20) and CDT combined with CR (CRCDT; n=20) groups...
September 20, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937923/psychological-factors-in-chronic-edema-a-case-control-study
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Christine J Moffatt, Aimee Aubeeluck, Peter J Franks, Debra C Doherty, Peter Mortimer, Isabelle Quere
BACKGROUND: To examine psychological health and perceived social support in patients with chronic edema (CE). METHODS AND RESULTS: A random sample of 107 patients with CE was group matched for age and gender with 102 community controls. The cases had swelling of the arm (38%) and leg (61%) and midline swelling (14%). Cases were more likely to be single or divorced/separated (p = 0.041) and have reduced mobility (p < 0.001). They had significantly poorer overall health related quality of life (HRQoL), in particular physical functioning (p = 0...
September 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932873/-interventional-catheter-treatment-of-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation
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T Wißt, F Kreidel, M Schlüter, K-H Kuck, C Frerker
BACKGROUND: The tricuspid valve can be considered the "forgotten" valve because in the past hardly any research has been conducted in this field and as a result only few therapeutic options existed. The prognosis of untreated tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is poor and mortality is high for patients with severe TR. Patients frequently return to medical practices and hospitals because of cardiac decompensation, with shortness of breath and leg edema. OBJECTIVE: Recent years have seen more development in catheter-based treatment options...
September 20, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932317/ventral-abdominal-hernia
#4
Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Chokoeva, Jacopo Lotti, Katlein França, Torello Lotti
A 63-year-old Caucasian female patient presented with redness of the both foot and lower legs, as well as edema of the left lower leg, accompanied by subjective complaints of burning. Fever was not reported. Well-circumscribed oval shaped tumor formation was revealed also on the abdominal wall, with hyperpigmented and depigmented areas on its ulcerated surface, measuring approximately 10/10cm in diameter, with soft-elastic texture on palpation. The lesion occurred in 2011, according to the patient's history...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917072/primary-extraskeletal-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-arising-from-the-iliac-vein
#5
Hua Zhang, Shuai Wang, Zhihua Cheng, Han Liu
The iliac vein is an extremely rare site for mesenchymal chondrosarcoma, and patients with primary extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma arising from a vein always suffer a very poor prognosis. We report a case of a 45-year-old female who presented with a 5-month history of left leg edema in 2015. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a large mass in the left iliac vein with scattered calcifications. Wide-margin resection was performed, and histopathologic and immunohistochemical analyses confirmed the presence of intraluminal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma with local invasion out of the vein wall...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913000/lipolymphedema-associated-with-idiopathic-cyclic-edema-a-therapeutic-approach
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Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Henrique Jose Pereira de Godoy, Aline Aparecida de Sene Souza, Ricardo Budtinger Filho, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
Idiopathic cyclic edema is a type of generalized edema that mainly affects women. Diagnosis is made by the patient's clinical history and an evaluation of the accumulation of weight during the day. The objective of this study is to report the clinical control of lymphedema associated with idiopathic cyclic edema using calcium dobesilate. A 55-year-old female patient reported generalized edema for years in that she woke up in the morning with her legs swollen and the edema worsened during the day. The physical examination revealed generalized edema...
2017: Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912938/comparison-of-endovenous-laser-and-radiofrequency-ablation-in-treating-varices-in-the-same-patient
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Orhan Bozoglan, Bulent Mese, Erdinc Eroglu, Hasan Cetin Ekerbiçer, Alptekin Yasim
Introduction: To compare endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in different legs in the same individual in patients with venous insufficiency. Methods: Sixty patients with bilateral saphenous vein insufficiency were included. EVLA or RFA was applied to one of the patient's legs and RFA or EVLA to the other leg. Results: EVLA and RFA complications were hyperemia at 20.7% and 31.0%, ecchymosis at 31.0% and 51.7% and edema at 27.6% and 65.5%, respectively. The rate of recanalization was 6...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883709/tegafur-uracil-induced-rapid-development-of-advanced-hepatic-fibrosis
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Shuya Honda, Koji Sawada, Takumu Hasebe, Shunsuke Nakajima, Mikihiro Fujiya, Toshikatsu Okumura
Tegafur-uracil has been reported to have only minor adverse effects and is associated with liver injury in 1.79% of Japanese patients. The development of tegafur-uracil-induced hepatic fibrosis with portal hypertension is rare. Here, we report a case of a 74-year-old woman with rapidly developing tegafur-uracil-induced hepatic fibrosis. The patient had no history of liver disease and had been treated with tegafur-uracil for 8 mo after breast cancer surgery. The patient was admitted to our hospital for abdominal distension and leg edema associated with liver dysfunction...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869958/management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report-from-lao-pdr
#9
Phanekham Souvannamethy
We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with a 2-week history of swelling around the eyes and both legs, and generalized body swelling. She had a history of chronic constipation and poor diet but no fever, recent illnesses, or hematuria. Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites. Laboratory investigations showed low hemoglobin 79 g/L, low mean corpuscular volume 53 fL, thrombocytosis 973 × 109/L, and marked hypochromia and microcytosis, with low iron and ferritin. She had hypoalbuminemia and reduced serum protein (albumin 1...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835857/maintenance-of-the-results-of-stage-ii-lower-limb-lymphedema-treatment-after-normalization-of-leg-size
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Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Henrique Jose Pereira de Godoy, Renata Lopes Pinto, Fernando Nestor Facio, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify strategies to transfer responsibility of the maintenance of the results of lymphedema treatment to the patient. METHODS: Maintenance of the reduction of edema was evaluated in a prospective clinical trial in patients with Stage II leg lymphedema. Twenty-one lymphedematous lower limbs were evaluated in Clínica Godoy in 2014 and 2016. The evaluation was done by volumetry at baseline and weekly thereafter for volume control...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835264/extensive-intramuscular-manifestation-of-sarcoidosis-with-initially-missed-diagnosis-and-delayed-therapy-a-case-report
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Niklaus Meyer, Reto Sutter, Udo Schirp, Andreas Gutzeit
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disorder, which in nearly all cases involves the lungs and other organs. Isolated forms of sarcoidosis within the muscles, but without lung involvement, are extremely rare and can lead to delayed or even false diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old white, Swiss man presented with painful arm cramps and a history of symptoms over the previous 3 years. In the initial clinical investigation, our patient also showed edema in both legs without any other complaints...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818230/symptomatic-compression-of-right-iliac-vein-after-right-iliac-artery-stent-placement
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Lindsay Young, Jeontaik Kwon, Mariano Arosemena, Dawn Salvatore, Paul DiMuzio, Babak Abai
Right lower extremity edema can be a presenting symptom of iliocaval compression syndrome, even in the absence of deep vein thrombosis. It has been reported in idiopathic and rarely, iatrogenic, cases secondary to variant anatomy, arterial stents, and bony hardware. Classically seen in the more confined left common iliac vein as May-Thurner syndrome, it is rare on the right side. We report an unusual case of acute right common iliac vein compression after right iliac stent placement leading to symptomatic right leg edema...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818219/contemporary-outcomes-after-venography-guided-treatment-of-patients-with-may-thurner-syndrome
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Johnathon C Rollo, Steven M Farley, Adam Z Oskowitz, Karen Woo, Brian G DeRubertis
OBJECTIVE: Patients with May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) present with a spectrum of findings ranging from mild left leg edema to extensive iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Whereas asymptomatic left common iliac vein (LCIV) compression can be seen in a high proportion of normal individuals on axial imaging, the percentage of these persons with symptomatic compression is small, and debate exists about the optimal clinical and diagnostic criteria to treat these lesions in patients with symptomatic venous disease...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814926/wuchereria-bancrofti-infection-at-four-primary-schools-and-surrounding-communities-with-no-previous-blood-surveys-in-northern-uganda-the-prevalence-after-mass-drug-administrations-and-a-report-on-suspected-non-filarial-endemic-elephantiasis
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Emmanuel Igwaro Odongo-Aginya, Alex Olia, Kilama Justin Luwa, Eiji Nagayasu, Anna Mary Auma, Geoffrey Egitat, Gerald Mwesigwa, Yoshitaka Ogino, Eisaku Kimura, Toshihiro Horii
BACKGROUND: A prevalence study of Wuchereria bancrofti infection was carried out in 2014 at 4 study sites in northern Uganda using antigen and microfilaria tests. Each study site consists of a primary school and surrounding communities. These sites are inside the filariasis endemic area and have been covered by mass drug administration under the national elimination programme. However, no prevalence study had been conducted there before the present study. Without information on past and present endemicity levels, our study was meant to be an independent third-party investigation to know the latest filariasis situation...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799704/the-nature-consequences-and-management-of-neurological-disorders-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Bahman Jabbari, Nosratola D Vaziri
Perhaps no other organ in the body is affected as often and in as many ways as the brain is in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Several factors contribute to the neurological disorders in CKD including accumulation of uremic toxins, metabolic and hemodynamic disorders, oxidative stress, inflammation, and impaired blood brain barrier among others. The neurological disorders in CKD involve both peripheral and central nervous system. The peripheral neurological symptoms of CKD are due to somatic and cranial peripheral neuropathies as well as a myopathy...
August 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792959/objective-assessment-of-leg-edema-using-ultrasonography-with-a-gel-pad
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Terumi Iuchi, Masato Kobayashi, Sayumi Tsuchiya, Naoki Ohno, Misako Dai, Masaru Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Ogai, Aya Sato, Takuto Sawazaki, Tosiaki Miyati, Shinobu Tanaka, Junko Sugama
Ultrasonography (US) is useful for visual detection of edematous tissues to assess subcutaneous echogenicity. However, visualization of subcutaneous echogenicity is interpreted differently among operators because the evaluation is subjective and individual operators have unique knowledge. This study objectively assessed leg edema using US with a gel pad including fat for normalization of echogenicity in subcutaneous tissue. Five younger adults and four elderly people with leg edema were recruited. We compared assessments of US and limb circumference before and after the intervention of vibration to decrease edema in younger adults, and edema prior to going to sleep and reduced edema in the early morning in elderly people...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772053/heart-failure-awareness-survey-in-germany-general-knowledge-on-heart-failure-remains-poor
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Christine Zelenak, Sara Radenovic, Lindy Musial-Bright, Elvis Tahirovic, Mesud Sacirovic, Chong-Bin Lee, Diana Jahandar-Lashki, Simone Inkrot, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Andreas Busjahn, Djawid Hashemi, Rolf Wachter, Sabine Pankuweit, Stefan Störk, Burkert Pieske, Frank Edelmann, Hans-Dirk Düngen
AIMS: Previous studies demonstrated poor public awareness of heart failure (HF) compared with myocardial infarction and stroke. With respect to several activities to improve HF awareness in recent years, we present data on the development of HF awareness and information sources in Germany over 8 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 2007, 2012, and 2015, respectively, 2531, 359, and 171 respondents answered questions about causes, presentation, prognosis, and treatment of HF from a survey developed by the German Competence Network HF...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768968/isolated-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-deficiency-following-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-an-elderly-man-is-there-a-connection
#18
Satoshi Suzuki, Keiko Suzuki
The delayed diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency is relatively common because its symptoms are non-specific. One of the causes of adrenal insufficiency is isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency (IAD), which is sometimes caused by traumatic brain injury. Indeed, severe head trauma is considered to contribute to the incidence of this disease. However, the relationship between milder head trauma-such as chronic subdural hematoma - and the occurrence of hormonal deficiency is uncertain. We herein report the case of a 79-year-old man with IAD who presented with leg edema and pain in his extremities following a recent history of chronic subdural hematoma...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746861/investigation-of-the-inhibitory-potential-of-phospholipase-a2-inhibitor-gamma-from-sinonatrix-annularis-to-snake-envenomation
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Shengwei Xiong, Yunyun Luo, Lipeng Zhong, Huixiang Xiao, Hong Pan, Keren Liao, Mengxue Yang, Chunhong Huang
SaPLIγ is a novel gamma phospholipase A2 inhibitor (PLI) recently isolated from Sinonatrix annularis, a Chinese endemic non-venomous snake. To explore the neutralization effects of saPLIγ in snakebite envenomation, a dose equivalent to LD50 of Deinagkistrodon acutus, Agkistrodon halys and Naja atra venom with/without saPLIγ was inoculated into the gastrocnemius muscle of female Kunming mice. The ability of saPLIγ to inhibit myonecrosis and systemic toxicity were evaluated through investigations of muscle histopathology, and determination of the serum levels of creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme1 (LDH1) and aspartate transferase (AST)...
July 23, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737564/localized-leg-volume-index-a-new-method-for-body-type-corrected-evaluation-of-localized-leg-lymphedematous-volume-change
#20
Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Yukio Seki, Akiyoshi Kajikawa
BACKGROUND: Volume measurement is one of the most common evaluations for lower-extremity lymphedema. However, volume comparison between different patients with different physique may be inappropriate, and it is difficult to evaluate localized limb volume change using leg volume evaluation. METHODS: Localized leg volumes (Vk, k = 1-5) and localized leg volume indices (LEVIk) at 5 points (1, thigh; 2, knee; 3, lower leg; 4, ankle; 5, foot) of 106 legs of 53 examinees with no leg edema were calculated based on physical measurements, leg circumferences and lengths, and body mass index (BMI)...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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