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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714381/gemcitabine-associated-pseudocellulitis-a-missed-diagnosis
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Dalvir Gill, Josh Schrader, Matthew Kelly, Fidel Martinez, Wajihuddin Syed, Jonathan Wright
We report a case of a 51-year-old male with past medical history significant for cholangiocarcinoma presented with two weeks of worsening bilateral lower extremity swelling and erythema. Patient has been on active chemotherapy for his cholangiocarcinoma with Gemcitabine weekly infusions. Physical exam was significant for bilaterally petechial rash coalescing into ecchymoses over the dorsum of the feet, sparing soles and toes, which dissipated into thinning petechiae more proximally. On labs he did not have any leukocytosis, his platelet count was 50 × 10(3)/µL and basic metabolic panel was benign...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704746/a-case-report-of-an-anterior-tibial-artery-pseudo-aneurysm-open-surgical-management-a-rare-complication-post-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Kang Lie Darius Aw, Choon Chieh Tan, Jack Kian Ch'ng, Siew Ping Chng
INTRODUCTION: Complications involving injury to neurological and vascular structures are infrequently reported after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). They are associated with significant morbidity and can be limb threatening. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a patient with an anterior tibial artery (ATA) aneurysm post total knee arthroplasty. A 69-year-old female was referred for a swelling over her left antero-lateral aspect of her leg 4 years post TKA. Radiological investigations showed an ATA pseudo aneurysm...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695173/identification-of-symptom-clusters-in-cancer-patients-at-palliative-care-clinic
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Gülçin Şenel Özalp, Neşe Uysal, Gonca Oğuz, Nesteren Koçak, Şerife Karaca, Nihan Kadıoğulları
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients often experience a large number of symptoms together. The aim of this study is to determine the symptom clusters in cancer patients at palliative care clinic. METHODS: Hundred and seventy consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale was used for symptom assessment of the patients. RESULTS: The most experienced symptoms by the patients during the past week before hospitalization in palliative care clinic were lack of energy (95...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677871/well-leg-compartment-syndrome-after-laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-lower-rectal-cancer-in-the-lithotomy-position-a-case-report
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Masaya Nishino, Miho Okano, Junji Kawada, Yongkook Kim, Mami Yamada, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
A 64-year-old man underwent laparoscopic low anterior resection for lower rectal cancer. Because he was overweight (BMI, 28.1 kg/m(2) ) with rich visceral fat and a narrow pelvic cavity, the operation was technically difficult and the operation time was 686 min. Postoperatively, the patient immediately complained of pain and swelling of the left lower limb. Laboratory examination showed that serum creatinine kinase was markedly increased and urine myoglobin was positive on postoperative day 1. He was diagnosed with well-leg compartment syndrome and was transported to the trauma and critical care center for emergency fasciotomy...
July 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671066/lesions-found-at-routine-meat-inspection-on-finishing-pigs-are-associated-with-production-system
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H Kongsted, J T Sørensen
Pigs raised under free-range conditions are expected to experience a higher level of animal welfare than conventionally raised pigs. However, free-range conditions may challenge prevention and treatment of diseases. In order to identify disease problems associated with raising conditions, this study compared slaughter lesions in pigs from conventional indoor, conventional free-range and organic free-range production systems. The study used data from 1,096,756 pigs slaughtered at one Danish abattoir from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015...
May 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663063/development-of-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-patient-reported-outcome-measures-symptom-diary-and-symptom-impact-questionnaire
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Susan D Mathias, Susan Vallow, Debbie S Gipson, Kevin S Thorneloe, Dennis Sprecher
BACKGROUND: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a kidney disease that affects patients' functioning and well-being. This study aimed to develop patient-reported outcome questionnaires to measure patient experiences related to FSGS. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative patient interviews to identify important symptoms and concepts (concept elicitation) formed the basis for the development of 2 questionnaires, one on symptoms and one on their impact. Additional qualitative interviews were implemented to evaluate/refine the questionnaires (cognitive debriefing)...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
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Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644076/a-novel-surgical-approach-to-avian-femorotibiotarsal-luxation-repair
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Anna E McRee, Thomas N Tully, Javier G Nevarez, Julia Sumner, Anderson Favero da Cunha
A 3-month-old male umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba) was presented because of acute non-weight-bearing lameness of the right leg. Marked soft tissue swelling was present around the femorotibiotarsal (stifle) joint, and the radiographic diagnosis was right medial femorotibiotarsal subluxation. Surgical management was elected, and the stifle joint was approached via a lateral parapatellar incision. Joint exploration revealed damage to the lateral meniscus, tendon of origin of the cranial tibial muscle, and cranial cruciate ligament...
June 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638493/tibialis-anterior-muscle-hernia-a-case-of-chronic-dull-pain-and-swelling-in-leg-diagnosed-by-dynamic-ultrasonography
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Navneet Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, Richa Verma, Anupam Jhobta
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic muscle hernias are not uncommon in the lower extremities and are a rare cause of chronic leg pain. They are most commonly seen in the tibialis anterior muscle, occurring through fascial defects, usually after trauma. There are about 200 cases of muscle hernias described in the literature. The diagnosis is challenging as most of the patients present with non-specific chronic leg pain. Dynamic muscle ultrasonography at rest and at stress is often used for the diagnosis...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631652/primary-cutaneous-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-scalp-case-report-of-a-rare-variant
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Yasmeen Khatib, Madhura Dande, Richa D Patel, Meena Makhija
Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma (Bcl) is defined as a lymphoma composed of large cells constituting more than 80% of the infiltrate and absence of extracutaneous involvement after staging investigations. In the new World Health Organization/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer classification, cutaneous Bcls with large cells are of three types - primary cutaneous large Bcl leg type (PCLBCLLT), primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma diffuse type (PCFCLDT), and primary cutaneous large Bcls other (PCLBCLO)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624154/lymphedema-following-gynecological-cancer-results-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study-on-prevalence-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Sandra C Hayes, Monika Janda, Leigh C Ward, Hildegard Reul-Hirche, Megan L Steele, Johnathan Carter, Michael Quinn, Bruce Cornish, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVE: Cancer-related lymphedema is a debilitating condition that adversely influences function, health and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of lower-limb lymphedema pre- through to 24months post-surgery for gynecological cancer. METHODS: A clinic-based sample of women (n=408) with gynecological cancer participated in a prospective, longitudinal study (2008-2011) using self-reported measures (swelling in one or both legs) and objectively measured lymphedema (bioimpedance spectroscopy) at baseline (pre-surgery), six weeks-three months, 6-12months, and 15-24months post-surgery...
June 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606546/advanced-multi-targeted-composite-biomaterial-dressing-for-pain-and-infection-control-in-chronic-leg-ulcers
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Ovidio Catanzano, Rachael Docking, Patricia Schofield, Joshua Boateng
This study aimed to develop advanced biomaterial polysaccharide based dressings to manage pain associated with infected chronic leg ulcers in older adults. Composite carrageenan (CARR) and hyaluronic acid (HA) dressings loaded with lidocaine (LID) and AgNPs were formulated as freeze-dried wafers and functionally characterized for porous microstructure (morphology), mechanical strength, moisture handling properties, swelling, adhesion and LID release. Antimicrobial activity of AgNPs was evaluated (turbidity assay) against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus whilst cell viability studies (MTT) was performed on normal adult human primary epidermal keratinocyte cells...
September 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598560/effects-of-unilateral-tourniquet-used-in-patients-undergoing-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Pei-Lai Liu, De-Qiang Li, Yuan-Kai Zhang, Qun-Shan Lu, Liang Ma, Xue-Zhi Bao, Meng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of use of a tourniquet in one limb in patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: A prospective randomized trial was designed to evaluate the outcomes of unilateral tourniquet use during simultaneous bilateral TKA. A total of 52 (36 women and 16 men) patients with osteoarthritis who underwent simultaneous bilateral primary TKA between January 2010 and January 2015 were assigned randomly to tourniquet (TG) or non-tourniquet (NG) groups prior to surgery...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593162/extravascular-migration-of-a-fractured-inferior-vena-cava-filter-strut
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Jung Hyeon Lim, Weon Yong Lee, Yong Joon Ra, Jae Han Jeong, Bong Suk Park, Ho Hyun Ko
A 20-year-old man presented with a femur fracture and epidural hemorrhage (EDH) following a fall. One month after fracture surgery, swelling developed in both legs, and he was diagnosed as having a deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A retrievable inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) was inserted, because EDH is a contraindication to anticoagulants. Four months later, he complained of abdominal pain, and a computed tomography scan showed a fractured IVCF strut. After percutaneous removal failed 3 times, the IVCF was surgically removed by orthopedists using a portable image intensifier without cardiopulmonary bypass...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567183/radiologic-findings-in-gabapentin-induced-myositis
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Tyler Michael Coupal, David Ross Chang, Kevin Pennycooke, Hugue Alcide Ouellette, Peter Loren Munk
Throughout recent years, Gabapentin has become increasingly used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. We report on a case of a 31 year old female who presented to the emergency department with unilateral leg pain, weakness, and swelling after increasingly titrating her Gabapentin dosage over three weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of myositis confined to the left thigh and the patient's symptoms and laboratory abnormalities resolved following Gabapentin cessation. While Gabapentin-induced myositis and rhabdomyolysis is a rare entity, it should be a diagnostic consideration for radiologists, particularly in the absence of infection or trauma...
April 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549402/indications-for-medical-compression-stockings-in-venous-and-lymphatic-disorders-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement
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Eberhard Rabe, Hugo Partsch, Juerg Hafner, Christopher Lattimer, Giovanni Mosti, Martino Neumann, Tomasz Urbanek, Monika Huebner, Sylvain Gaillard, Patrick Carpentier
Objective Medical compression stockings are a standard, non-invasive treatment option for all venous and lymphatic diseases. The aim of this consensus document is to provide up-to-date recommendations and evidence grading on the indications for treatment, based on evidence accumulated during the past decade, under the auspices of the International Compression Club. Methods A systematic literature review was conducted and, using PRISMA guidelines, 51 relevant publications were selected for an evidence-based analysis of an initial 2407 unrefined results...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549283/the-use-of-foot-pumps-compression-devices-in-the-perioperative-management-of-ankle-fractures-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
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Rachel Clarkson, Samer S S Mahmoud, Amar Rangan, William Eardley, Paul Baker
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures seen in the United Kingdom. 15,000 of these fractures undergo operative fixation each year. Soft tissue swelling impacts on timing of fixation due to fears of infection and wound dehiscence. The use of arterio-venous foot pumps (AVFP) is increasing in this population although the evidence for their efficacy is unclear. In order to address this, we present an overview of the evidence for AVFP device use following ankle fracture...
March 10, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537462/symptom-prevalence-and-the-negative-emotional-states-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-with-or-without-renal-replacement-therapy-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Wan Zul Haikal Wan Zukiman, Hayati Yaakup, Nor Fadhlina Zakaria, Shamsul Azhar Bin Shah
BACKGROUND: Limited comparative data are available on the symptom severity and burden of dialyzed versus nondialyzed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and their association with negative emotional states. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of symptom burden and severity of ESRD patients and correlate the findings with their psychological status. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of dialyzed (N = 87) and nondialyzed (N = 100) patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523439/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-painful-swollen-legs-in-the-emergency-department-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Ashish Chawla, Niraj Dubey, Kian Ming Chew, Dinesh Singh, Vishal Gaikwad, Wilfred Cg Peh
Patients presenting with a painful swollen leg are not infrequently encountered at the emergency department and can pose a diagnostic dilemma for attending physicians. The potential causes of leg pain and swelling include trauma, infection, inflammation, and neurogenic, vascular, and iatrogenic conditions; with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) being an important tool in evaluation. We describe the MRI features of various conditions causing painful swollen legs. We also discuss the differential diagnosis and the useful clinical and laboratory findings that radiologists should be aware of, in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis...
May 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490479/cystic-adventitial-disease-of-the-common-femoral-vein
#20
Emma Howard, Ruth Benson, Christopher Day, Brian Gwynn
We present the case of a 46-year-old commercial pilot with a history of unilateral leg swelling following a flight to Geneva. Although initial clinical examination suggested a deep vein thrombosis, the swelling only partially resolved with anticoagulation and further imaging suggested the presence of adventitial cystic disease (ACD). The patient underwent initial anticoagulation to allow any thrombus to be lysed, followed by excision of the ACD from the venous wall and venous reconstruction. Following the excision of the ACD, providing the patient remains asymptomatic and further imaging finds normal venous anatomy, we hope the patient will discontinue anticoagulation and return to flying...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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