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Bilateral leg edema

Sergio Gianesini, Mirko Tessari, Primo Bacciglieri, Anna Maria Malagoni, Erica Menegatti, Savino Occhionorelli, Nino Basaglia, Paolo Zamboni
OBJECTIVE: Despite the fact that muscle pump activation is known to positively impact chronic lower limb edema, objective measurements of standardized exercises for venous-lymphatic rehab are lacking. The aim of this investigation is to determine the effectiveness of an addressed physical activity exploiting the advantages of an aquatic environment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-two lower limbs of 16 patients affected by bilateral chronic leg swelling were included (12 females, 4 males)...
October 18, 2016: Phlebology
Radu Campean, Matthias Hasun, Claudia Stöllberger, Johannes Bucher, Josef Finsterer, Christoph Schnack, Franz Weidinger
BACKGROUND: Reversible left ventricular dysfunction, also termed Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is rarely reported in Addison's disease after initiation of hormone replacement therapy. The pathogenesis of this cardiomyopathy is unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old white woman with a history of autoimmune Hashimoto thyroiditis diagnosed 3 years earlier and acute adrenal insufficiency diagnosed 3 weeks earlier presented with new onset of heart failure New York Heart Association class IV, which had started shortly after initiation of hormone replacement therapy with hydrocortisone 20 mg/day and fludrocortisone 0...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Esma Altinel Acoglu, Meltem Akcaboy, Melahat Melek Oguz, Mustafa Kilic, Pelin Zorlu, Saliha Senel
INTRODUCTION: Cow's milk allergy is the most common food allergy in children. Symptoms usually involve the skin and the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Gastrointestinal tract manifestations of cow's milk allergy are nonspecific, and are the only type that can be diagnosed in all age groups. Here, we report a rare case of cow's milk allergy in an infant with hypoalbuminemia and malnutrition. CASE PRESENTATION: A nine-month-old girl was admitted to Dr. Sami Ulus maternity and children's health and diseases training and research hospital, Ankara, Turkey, in September 2013, for weakness and swelling of the legs that had endured for two days...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Ellen E Connor, Nicole R Jackson, Robin R McGoey
A 51-year-old man presented to a community based emergency department with bilateral lower extremity swelling that began four days prior and that had evolved into recent blister formation on the left lower extremity. Medical history was significant only for hypertension and a recent self-described episode of "food poisoning" five days earlier characterized by diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting that quickly resolved. Physical exam revealed marked bilateral lower extremity edema and an ecchymotic rash below the knee...
May 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
J Wou, K J Williams, A H Davies
Background Occupational edema is reported to occur in healthy individuals after working in a sitting or standing position for extensive periods of time. It can be associated with feelings of tiredness, heaviness of the legs, and pain. Three licensed medical devices were compared in their management of occupational edema. Subjects and Methods A total of 10 subjects were recruited from a clinical workspace. Right leg volume and great saphenous vein diameter was measured in the morning, and 6 hours later. On subsequent separate days, grade 2 graduated compression stockings (Active Compression Socks, Mediven, United Kingdom), geko (Firstkind Ltd, United Kingdom), and Revitive (Actegy Ltd, United Kingdom) were used bilaterally according to manufacturer's instructions...
June 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
William B Horton, Avnish Tripathi, Timothy J Ragland, Tauqueer Yousuf
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic muscle infarction is a rare microangiopathic complication of poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus. Here we present the case of a female with a thirteen year history of poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus who presented with severe right leg pain and swelling and was eventually diagnosed with this condition. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old female with a thirteen year history of poorly-controlled diabetes mellitus presented with intense right thigh pain and swelling...
February 2016: Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
Shoki Ro, Satoru Ishii, Yukie Hayashi, Konomi Kobayashi, Haruna Masaki, Shion Miyoshi, Yuichiro Takeda, Masayuki Hojo, Haruhito Sugiyama
An 80-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and a past history of tuberculosis presented with exertional dyspnea and edema of both legs. Chest X-ray performed on admission showed bilateral pleural effusion. Thoracoscopy under local anesthesia was performed, and vasodilation and non-specific yellowish inflammatory changes were noted in the pleura. A pathological examination showed chronic fibrosing pleuritis in addition to chronic pleural inflammatory changes with lymphoid aggregates. The nails on all fingers and toes were thickened and displayed yellow discoloration, and the edema was resistant to diuretics...
2016: Internal Medicine
Ahmed A Al Ibraheemi
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women except skin cancer. The common metastatic sites include lymph node, lung, liver and bone. However, metastasis to the bladder is extremely rare. To our knowledge, this is the first case of breast cancer metastasis to urinary bladder in Jordan which is reported. Nine years after the initial diagnosis of lobular breast carcinoma, the patient suffered from left side leg edema; Ultrasonography and Computed tomography scanning showed thickening of posterior bladder wall and bilateral hydronephrosis...
January 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
Yoshihiko Ogawa, Akira Koizumi, Kei Kasahara, Sang-Tae Lee, Yuki Yamada, Ryuichi Nakano, Hisakazu Yano, Keiichi Mikasa
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with malaise, bilateral leg edema, and oliguria. She had a history of advanced uterine cancer. Bilateral double-J catheters were inserted because growth of intra-abdominal metastases led to bilateral ureteral stricture and hydronephrosis. Two days later, she suddenly developed high fever. Thin gram-positive bacilli of moderate length were detected in the anaerobic blood culture bottles. We performed 16S ribosomal RNA analysis of the isolate and it showed 100% match with Alloscardovia omnicolens DSM 21503(T)...
June 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Ryota Sugisawa, Naoki Unno, Takaaki Saito, Naoto Yamamoto, Kazunori Inuzuka, Hiroki Tanaka, Masaki Sano, Kazuto Katahashi, Hironori Uranaka, Tomohiko Marumo, Hiroyuki Konno
BACKGROUND: Lymph is pumped through the collecting lymphatic vessels by both intrinsic and extrinsic forces. The intrinsic pump relies on spontaneous lymphatic contraction, which generates the pumping lymph pressure (Plp). Among healthy people with daily leg edema, a considerable number of cases are accompanied with low leg Plp. Herein, a double-blinded controlled trial was conducted in healthy female volunteers with reduced leg Plp to compare the effectiveness of a 15-29 mmHg compression stocking (Stocking A) and a 8-16 mmHg stocking (Stocking B) on elevating Plp...
June 2016: Lymphatic Research and Biology
Arunpreet Kahlon, Naveen Gnanabakthan, Amrita Dhillon, Dinesh Subedi
46 year old male with past medical history of schizoaffective disorder and chronic lower back pain, was admitted for management of worsening depression and anxiety. He was started on gabapentin, 300mg twice daily for his back pain and anxiety symptoms. His only other medication was hydrocodone. Over next few days, he started developing worsening bilateral lower extremity edema. He did not have any cardiovascular related symptoms. Physical exam was only significant for 3+ pitting edema with all laboratory values and imaging being unremarkable...
September 2015: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
Yanina J Jansen, Peter Janssens, Anne Hoorens, Max S Schreuer, Teofila Seremet, Sofie Wilgenhof, Bart Neyns
A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with stage IIIB BRAF V600E mutant melanoma in October 2012. He was treated with a combination therapy of dabrafenib and trametinib. He remained in complete remission for 18 months and the treatment was well tolerated after dose reduction because of pyrexia. In March 2013, he developed bilateral pitting edema of the legs with an erythematous, slightly infiltrated rash on his back and upper arms. His face was edematous, with a heliotrope rash-like aspect. Eye examination showed bilateral blepharitis...
December 2015: Melanoma Research
Woo Kyung Sung, Jin Uk Jeong, Ki Tae Bang, Jong Ho Shin, Ji Hyung Yoo, Nak Min Kim, Jun Hyung Park, Joo Heon Kim
A 58-yr-old man presented with leg edema and subacute weakness of his bilateral lower extremities. Urinary and serum immunoelectrophoresis revealed the presence of lambda-type Bence Jones proteins. He was ultimately diagnosed with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). A renal biopsy specimen showed fibrillary glomerulonephritis (FGN), which was randomly arranged as 12-20 m nonbranching fibrils in the basement membranes. Immunofluorescence studies were negative for immunoglobulin (Ig)G, IgM, IgA, C3, and kappa light chains in the capillary walls and mesangial areas...
June 2015: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
Isao Koshima, Mitsunaga Narushima, Makoto Mihara, Takumi Yamamoto, Hisako Hara, Azusa Ohshima, Kazuki Kikuchi, Ken Todokoro, Yukio Seki, Takuya Iida, Masahiro Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: Collecting lymphatics have lymph-drainage function with contraction of smooth muscle cells. Patients with edema have lost this drainage function due to degeneration of smooth muscle cells. Lymphaticovenular (LV) anastomosis salvages smooth muscle cells from reversible degeneration (mild edema), but muscle cells cannot be recovered from irreversible degeneration (severe edema). Therefore, in severe edema, LV anastomoses cannot reestablish the drainage function of the lymphatic system...
January 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Seigo Ito, Takashi Oda, Akiko Matsuo, Hanako Takechi, Takahiro Uchida, Atsushi Watanabe, Takako Kono, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Seiichi Tamai, Naoki Oshima, Hiroo Kumagai
We herein report a case involving the systemic presentation of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) in association with membranous nephropathy (MN). A 34-year-old Japanese man presented with leg edema and bilateral temporal nodules. He had a history of Buerger's disease and recurrent coronary stenosis. A renal biopsy performed to assess nephrotic syndrome revealed MN. Furthermore, a temporal nodule was excised, and ALHE was diagnosed. We reevaluated the coronary and posterior tibial artery specimens obtained in his twenties and presumed that these lesions were also vascular tumors arising from ALHE...
2015: Internal Medicine
Barkat Ali, M Ali Rana, Mark Langsfeld, John Marek
INTRODUCTION: Inferior vena cava (IVC) agenesis is one of rare entities of IVC anomalies which presents in young patients with unprovoked deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or unexplained bilateral lower venous insufficiency. We are presenting a case of IVC agenesis which was treated with IVC reconstruction. CASE: We describe a case of 28 years old male with painful bilateral lower extremity varicose veins and a history of right lower extremity DVT and was on anticoagulation with warfarin...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jae Hyun Kim, Seun Ja Park, Moo In Park, Won Moon, Sung Eun Kim, Hye Jung Kwon, Youn Jung Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Endoscopy
H N Mayrovitz, A Grammenos, K Corbitt, S Bartos
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Skin-to-fat tissue dielectric constant (TDC) values depend on measurement depth and gender. Our goal was to assess male-female differences in TDC values associated with differing skin depths. METHODS: Bilateral forearm TDC measurements were made on young adult male and females with mean ages from 24.7 to 27.3 years. There were four measurement groups distinguished by the TDC measurement depth and include the following numbers of subjects for each gender; 30, 150, 60, and 50 for probe-measurement depths of 0...
February 2016: Skin Research and Technology
Akiko Ikegami, Takeshi Kondo, Tomoko Tsukamoto, Yoshiyuki Ohira, Masatomi Ikusaka
We report a rare case of iliac vein compression syndrome caused by urethral calculus. A 71-year-old man had a history of urethral stenosis. He complained of bilateral leg edema and dysuria for 1 week. Physical examination revealed bilateral distention of the superficial epigastric veins, so obstruction of both common iliac veins or the inferior vena cava was suspected. Plain abdominal computed tomography showed a calculus in the pendulous urethra, distention of the bladder (as well as the right renal pelvis and ureter), and compression of the bilateral common iliac veins by the distended bladder...
2015: Case Reports in Urology
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2014: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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