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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646811/alternative-therapy-for-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-1-year-single-blind-randomized-trial-of-tui-na
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Cheng-Nan Lu, Michael Friedman, Hsin-Ching Lin, Kuo-Wei Bi, Tun-Pin Hsueh, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mao-Chang Su, Meng-Chih Lin
Context • Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is among the most prevalent of sleep-related breathing disorders. No long-term follow-up studies have documented the continued success of lifestyle changes in treatment; oral appliances have an approximate 50% success rate; compliance with continuous positive airway pressure is poor, ranging from 50% to 89%; and the success rate of upper-airway surgery is only 66.4%. Therefore, some OSAHS patients seek alternative treatments. Objectives • The study intended to examine the efficacy of traditional Chinese therapeutic massage (tui na) for patients with OSAHS...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646236/rapamycin-adjuvant-and-exacerbation-of-severe-influenza-in-an-experimental-mouse-model
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Ching-Tai Huang, Chen-Yiu Hung, Tse-Ching Chen, Chun-Yen Lin, Yung-Chang Lin, Chia-Shiang Chang, Yueh-Chia He, Yu-Lin Huang, Avijit Dutta
Influenza virus infection often causes severe disease and acute respiratory distress syndrome. It is a common belief that overwhelming immune response contributes to the severe illness. Physicians and researchers have put forth immune modulation as salvage therapy for better recovery. However, empiric corticosteroid failed in both humans and animal models. Reported success with Rapamycin in humans prompted a comprehensive animal study and mechanistic dissection. Here we report the effect of Rapamycin alone or in combination with Oseltamivir for severe influenza in BALB/c mice...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645694/-comparative-analysis-effectiveness-of-nicotine-addiction-treatment-in-people-with-psychiatric-comorbidity
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R Godoy, F J Callejas, J Cruz, A I Tornero, P J Tárraga, J A Rodríguez-Montes
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether or not nicotine addiction treatment was less effective in psychiatric than in the healthy population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive and comparative cohort study was conducted in Albacete University Hospital during years 2008-2012 on all patients that attended the Tobacco Cessation Unit. The statistical tests used were Chi-squared, likelihood ratio, and the Student t test. Statistical significance P≤.05. RESULTS: The study included a total of 1,484 patients, of which 48...
June 20, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645320/acromegaly-discovered-during-a-routine-out-patient-surgical-procedure-a-case-report
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Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Julia M Bauerfeind, Cheri A Sulek, J Christopher Goldstein, Caleb A Awoniyi
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is a rare syndrome in which there is unregulated hypersecretion of growth hormone. The anesthetic management of patients with this disorder is particularly challenging due to pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction, as well as recognized difficulties with airway management. Because of the insidious progression of the disease and the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms, diagnosis is often made late when characteristic acromegalic features become apparent...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644946/effectiveness-of-corticosteroid-injections-for-treatment-of-de-quervain-s-tenosynovitis
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Jinhee K Oh, Susan Messing, Ollivier Hyrien, Warren C Hammert
BACKGROUND: Although surgery can provide definitive treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, nonoperative treatment could be preferable if symptoms are predictably relieved. We sought to determine the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections as treatment for de Quervain's tenosynovitis and to evaluate patient characteristics as predictors of treatment outcome. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted using our institutional database International Classification of Disease, version 9 (ICD-9) code list for de Quervain's tenosynovitis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644935/triquetrohamate-impaction-syndrome-an-unrecognized-cause-of-ulnar-sided-wrist-pain-its-presentation-further-defined
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Gary M Lourie, Colin Booth, Ross Nathan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to further define the clinical condition triquetrohamate (TH) impaction syndrome (THIS), an entity underreported and missed often. Its presentation, physical findings, and treatment are presented. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 18 patients were diagnosed with THIS. The age, sex, hand involved, activity responsible for symptoms, and defining characteristics were recorded. The physical findings, along with ancillary studies, were reviewed...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643468/eltrombopag-use-in-a-patient-with-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome
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Maria Gabelli, Antonio Marzollo, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Giuseppe Basso, Maria Caterina Putti
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is an inherited X-linked disorder characterized by microthrombocytopenia, immunodeficiency, and eczema. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the treatment of choice. Eltrombopag, a thrombopoietin receptor agonist, may be useful to prevent bleeding while awaiting HSCT. We present a case of a male with WAS, profound thrombocytopenia, and bleeding diathesis successfully managed with eltrombopag before HSCT. Eltrombopag was given for 32 weeks obtaining a stable platelet count without any platelet transfusion...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643057/single-incision-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-exploration-in-101-consecutive-patients-choledochotomy-transcystic-and-transfistulous-approaches
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Shu-Hung Chuang, Min-Chang Hung, Shih-Wei Huang, Dev-Aur Chou, Hurng-Sheng Wu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery for choledocholithiasis is still evolving. Only a few reports of single-incision laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) have been published. METHODS: One hundred and one consecutive patients underwent single-incision LCBDE (SILCBDE) by one surgeon with straight instruments during a 42-month period. RESULTS: Choledochotomies were performed on 61 patients (60.4%). The success rate of intrahepatic duct exploration was 68...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642963/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-178-w%C3%A3-nderlich-syndrome-and-pseudoaneurysm
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Raymond Chung, Ashish Chawla, Wilfred Cg Peh
Wünderlich syndrome is a rare entity characterised by spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage with renal origin. We present a case of Wünderlich syndrome secondary to clotting dyscrasia in a 64-year-old woman. The patient experienced a second Wünderlich haemorrhagic event with metachronous pseudoaneurysm formation, which was likely secondary to the large subcapsular haematoma stripping the renal capsule and tearing the cortical arteries. Selective pseudoaneurysm embolisations were successfully performed on both occasions...
June 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642652/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-posterior-interosseous-nerve-entrapment-systematic-review
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Marco Aurélio DE Moraes, Rubens Guilherme Gonçalves, João Baptista Gomes Dos Santos, João Carlos Belloti, Flávio Faloppa, Vinícius Ynoe DE Moraes
Compressive syndromes of the radial nerve have different presentations. There is no consensus on diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The aim of this review is to summarize such methods. Eletronic searches related terms, held in databases (1980-2016): Pubmed (via Medline), Lilacs (via Scielo) and Google Scholar. Through pre-defined protocol, we identified relevant studies. We excluded case reports. Aspects of diagnosis and treatment were synthesized for analysis and tables. Quantitative analyzes were followed by their dispersion variables...
January 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639917/concomitant-staple-aneurysmorrhaphy-and-flow-calibrated-arteriovenous-fistula-banding-over-a-coronary-dilator-to-treat-hand-steal-syndrome
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Jennifer Baker, Rafael D Malgor
BACKGROUND: True venous aneurysm formation can occur in patients with arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for hemodialysis but association with steal syndrome is uncommon. METHODS: To describe a case of a patient on chronic hemodialysis through a right brachiocephalic fistula, who presents with associated steal syndrome and true arteriovenous access aneurysm. RESULTS: A 34-year-old female with true AVF aneurysm presented with hand steal syndrome confirmed by noninvasive studies...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638601/the-efficacy-of-rituximab-in-adult-frequently-relapsing-minimal-change-disease
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Catherine King, Sarah Logan, Stuart W Smith, Peter Hewins
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are the basis of treatment for nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease (MCD), but 25% of patients have frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome (FRNS) and 30% become steroid dependent. Prolonged use of conventional immunosuppressants causes significant toxicity. Rituximab (RTX) is now included in guidelines for childhood MCD. Evidence for use in adult MCD is limited. We describe a single-centre experience of RTX use in adult MCD. METHODS: Outcomes of all adult MCD patients treated with RTX for FRNS between 2008 and 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638429/adalimumab-responsive-refractory-sarcoidosis-following-multiple-eyebrow-tattoos-a-case-report
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Alireza Mirzaei, Mohamad Mehdi Joharimoghadam, Mozhdeh Zabihiyeganeh
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that can involve multiple organs including the lungs, eyes, nerves, and skin. Cosmetic tattooing can be a predisposing factor for sarcoidosis, and its incidence is likely to increase along with its popularity. A 47-year-old woman with symptoms of fever and polyarthritis along with erythema nodosum lesions on the legs, swollen eyebrows, and a history of multiple eyebrow tattooing was referred to our center. Since the signs and symptoms were positive for Löfgren's syndrome triad including erythema nodosum, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, and polyarthritis, a diagnosis of acute sarcoidosis was made, and treatment was started accordingly...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638307/rectal-metyrapone-for-treatment-of-hypercortisolism-in-an-infant-with-mccune-albright-syndrome
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Kate Verbeeten, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Melody Cameron, Jaime McDonald
Infantile Cushing syndrome is an infrequent yet potentially fatal manifestation of McCune-Albright syndrome, for which there are few safe treatments available. Ketoconazole is limited by potential hepatotoxicity in this population. Metyrapone may be an effective treatment, but it may not be tolerated when given orally. An infant with McCune-Albright syndrome presented with severe Cushing syndrome. Oral metyrapone resulted in feeding refusal, and ketoconazole caused an increase in liver enzymes; however, she was successfully treated with metyrapone given rectally...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638295/eagle-syndrome-secondary-to-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-styloid-process
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Anna K Bareiss, David Z Cai, Amit S Patel, Brian A Moore
BACKGROUND: Eagle syndrome is a rare condition caused by elongation of the styloid process or ossification of the stylohyoid ligament. The symptomatology can be vague but may include dysphagia, odynophagia, otalgia, foreign body sensation, facial pain, trismus, headache, tinnitus, increased salivation, and/or voice changes. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 58-year-old male believed to have acquired Eagle syndrome secondary to osteoradionecrosis of the styloid process following radiation therapy used as adjuvant treatment for a surgically resected pT2N1M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638161/argatroban-for-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-during-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration
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Jonathan H Sin, Natasha D Lopez
Patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are at risk of circuit thrombosis due to constant contact between blood and the extracorporeal components. Unfractionated heparin has traditionally been used in this setting as a systemic form of anticoagulation to prevent thrombosis of the circuit. However, if a patient develops heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an alternative anticoagulant would be required while the patient is maintained on ECMO. Unfortunately, the pharmacokinetic changes induced by ECMO and critical illness may potentially affect optimal drug dosing...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637760/discovery-of-a-highly-divergent-coronavirus-in-the-asian-house-shrew-from-china-illuminates-the-origin-of-the-alphacoronaviruses
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Wen Wang, Xian-Dan Lin, Yong Liao, Xiao-Qing Guan, Wen-Ping Guo, Jian-Guang Xing, Edward C Holmes, Yong-Zhen Zhang
Although shrews are one of the largest groups of mammals little is known about their role in the evolution and transmission of viral pathogens including coronaviruses. We captured 266 Asian house shrews (Suncus murinus) in Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces, China, during 2013-2015. Coronavirus (CoV) RNA was detected in 24 Asian house shrews, with an overall prevalence of 9.02%. Complete viral genome sequences were successfully recovered from the RNA positive samples. The newly discovered shrew CoV fell into four lineages reflecting their geographic origins, indicative of largely allopatric evolution...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636757/babesiosis-an-unusual-cause-of-sepsis-after-kidney-transplantation-and-review-of-the-literature
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Imtiaz Ather, Negiin Pourafshar, Denise Schain, Asmita Gupte, Michael J Casey
We report a unique case of babesiosis presenting as sepsis after kidney transplantation. A 70-year-old female kidney transplant recipient presented with fever, hemolytic anemia, and acute kidney injury, and met three of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. Serology was positive for Babesia microti, confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. The patient was treated with atovaquone and azithromycin and made a full recovery. Reports of babesiosis after solid organ transplantation are rare, with only four prior cases reported in the literature...
June 21, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635156/pyoderma-gangrenosum-and-underlying-diseases-in-japanese-patients-a-regional-long-term-study
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Sae Inoue, Jun-Ichi Furuta, Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Saori Onizawa, Shusaku Ito, Masayuki Sakiyama, Keiko Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Kanou, Shigeruko Iijima, Tsunao Ohi, Chimaki Okubo, Yoshihiro Moriyama, Naoko Okiyama, Manabu Fujimoto
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause that presents as an inflammatory and ulcerative disorder of the skin. PG is often associated with an underlying systemic disease. However, the frequencies of the underlying diseases are unclear in Japanese patients. In this retrospective, observational study, all patients diagnosed with PG who visited dermatology departments of nine regional hospitals in and around Ibaraki Prefecture were collected from 1982 to 2011 or 2014. The diagnoses of PG were based on the characteristic clinical and histological appearances and ruling out of infection...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
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