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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669768/hydroxychloroquine-induced-hypoglycaemia-in-non-diabetic-renal-patient-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Ahmed El-Solia, Khalid Al-Otaibi, Abdullah K Ai-Hwiesh
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a commonly used drug for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Renal involvement is common in SLE. We present a 25-year-old woman with lupus nephritis on peritoneal dialysis whose lupus was quite silent for almost three years, and secondary to HCQ she developed severe hypoglycaemic episodes, which were completely resolved after stopping HCQ.
April 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669604/confirm-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iii-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-nivolumab-in-patients-with-relapsed-mesothelioma-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dean A Fennell, Emma Kirkpatrick, Kelly Cozens, Mavis Nye, Jason Lester, Gerard Hanna, Nicola Steele, Peter Szlosarek, Sarah Danson, Joanne Lord, Christian Ottensmeier, Daniel Barnes, Stephanie Hill, Mihalis Kalevras, Tom Maishman, Gareth Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is an incurable, apoptosis-resistant cancer caused in most cases by previous exposure to asbestos and is increasing in incidence. It represents a growing health burden but remains under-researched, with limited treatment options. Early promising signals of activity relating to both PD-L1- and PD-1-targeted treatment in mesothelioma implicate a dependency of mesothelioma on this immune checkpoint. There is a need to evaluate checkpoint inhibitors in patients with relapsed mesothelioma where treatment options are limited...
April 18, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668612/treatment-by-ultrasound-guided-local-infiltration-in-adhesion-related-abdominal-pain-and-intractable-hiccups-a-case-report
#3
Dan Zhu, Zhi-Yong Gu, Chia-Shiang Lin, Fa-Chuan Nie, Jian Cui
RATIONALE: Abdominal pain and hiccups secondary to intra-abdominal adhesion are surgical complications that are often treated by painkillers and secondary surgeries with an unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. This study presents a new treatment method that uses ultrasound-guided local infiltration in peritoneal and abdominal wall adhesions in patients with hiccups and abdominal pain. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 62-year-old patient presented to our hospital with a history of intractable hiccups and abdominal pain for 30 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667417/review-of-duodenal-perforations-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-hospital-puerta-de-hierro-from-1999-to-2014
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Elena Jiménez Cubedo, Javier López Monclús, José Luis Lucena de la Poza, Natalia González Alcolea, Pablo Calvo Espino, Arturo García Pavia, Victor Sánchez Turrión
INTRODUCTION: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) remains the gold standard in biliary and pancreatic pathology. Although the procedure has a significant morbidity and mortality rate. Algorithms are needed for the management and treatment of the associated complications. OBJECTIVE: to review the post-ERCP perforations treated in the Department of General Surgery of the Hospital Puerta de Hierro from 1999 to 2014. The results were evaluated according to the types of perforation and treatment...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667173/efficacy-of-corticosteroids-in-prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-neonates-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Jahnukainen, J Keski-Nisula, J Tainio, H Valkonen, T Pätilä, H Jalanko, P Suominen
BACKGROUND: Heart surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes an inflammatory response which may further induce acute kidney injury (AKI). In the present randomized controlled study we evaluated whether corticosteroids can prevent CPB related AKI in neonates undergoing heart surgery. METHODS: Forty neonates were randomized to receive 2 mg/kg methylprednisolone followed by hydrocortisone infusion 0.2 mg/kg/h perioperatively with tapering doses for 5 days, or placebo administered in a similar fashion...
April 17, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664506/continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-in-neonates-with-hyperammonemia-a-case-series
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Felipe Cavagnaro Santa María, Jorge Roque Espinosa, Pamela Guerra Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal hyperammonemia secondary due to inborn errors of metabolism is a rare condition with a high rate of neurological sequelae and mortality. Initial medical management is often insufficient to stop the progressive increase of ammonia, with the consequent deterioration of the patient. For this reason, depurative techniques have been implemented, including peritoneal dialysis, intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with continuous extracorporeal dialysis in severely ill neonates with hyperammonemia...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663316/two-year-results-of-the-randomized-clinical-trial-dilala-comparing-laparoscopic-lavage-with-resection-as-treatment-for-perforated-diverticulitis
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A Kohl, J Rosenberg, D Bock, T Bisgaard, S Skullman, A Thornell, J Gehrman, E Angenete, E Haglind
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis was treated with resection and colostomy (Hartmann's procedure), with inherent complications and risk of a permanent stoma. The DILALA (DIverticulitis - LAparoscopic LAvage versus resection (Hartmann's procedure) for acute diverticulitis with peritonitis) and other randomized trials found laparoscopic lavage to be a feasible and safe alternative. The medium-term follow-up results of DILALA are reported here...
April 16, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662682/delayed-intestinal-perforation-secondary-to-blunt-force-abdominal-trauma-in-a-cat
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A Taylor, E Cooper, K Ham
Case summary: A 7-month-old intact male domestic shorthair cat was presented 4 h after being hit by a car. It had bilateral inguinal hernias and a mesenteric rent that were repaired surgically and a hematoma in the left retroperitoneal space. No other intra-abdominal abnormalities were identified on abdominal surgical exploration. Approximately 72 h after presentation, the cat started vomiting and developed severe abdominal discomfort. A sudden decrease in mentation and elevation of respiratory rate and effort ensued...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657689/successful-management-of-abdominal-pregnancy-two-case-reports
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Shabnam Saquib, Wafa Elhussein Mohammed Talha
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare, life-threatening condition defined as pregnancy in the peritoneal cavity exclusive of tubal, ovarian, or intraligamentary locations. It can be primarily located in the peritoneal cavity or secondary to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy or tubal abortion. We present two cases of abdominal pregnancy, one primary and another secondary, both diagnosed and successfully managed in our institution. The first patient, a para 2 at 14 weeks gestation, presented with abdominal pain, distension, and dizziness, which had started four days prior...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650903/-diffuse-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-with-secondary-liver-invasion-diagnosed-using-laparoscopy-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Yasuda, Satoshi Okumura, Shou Toyoda, Kansuke Yamamoto, Naoto Mizumura, Aya Itou, Masao Ogawa, Masayasu Kawasaki, Masao Kameyama
A 69-year-old man with right upper quadrant abdominal pain and fever was referred to our hospital. He had a history of asbestosis exposure. Computed tomography(CT)revealed a mass at the right subhepatic space, and an antibiotic was administered after a diagnosis of an abdominal abscess. However, the patient did not respond to the treatment, and finally, exploratory laparoscopy was performed. A sheet of combined white nodules surrounding the right lobe of the liver was found, and the mass was continuous with the covering particles...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644071/clinical-management-of-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-in-italy-results-from-the-atena-study
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Carlo Crepaldi, Alessandro Possidoni, Flavia Caputo, Roberto Dell'Aquila, Emilio Giulio Galli, Anna Maria Costanzo, Giuliana Gualberti, Umberto di Luzio Paparatti, Roberto Russo
Background: In Italy, few studies have examined the clinical management of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, resulting in a lack of information and awareness. Methods: A total of 378 PD patients (64.7 ± 14.3 years, 58.9% males) were enrolled across 15 centres in a 12-month retrospective and 6-month prospective study. The primary objective was to evaluate the achievement of Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative and Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes guidelines on recommended target values for anaemia, high blood pressure and mineral metabolism...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644037/obstructive-hydrocephalus-secondary-to-odontoid-pannus-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Wai Cheong Soon, Gopiga Thanabalasundaram, Kyaw Zayar Thant, Ebere Sunny Ogbonnaya, Stuart Edward Harrisson
Odontoid pannus or periodontoid pseudotumour is associated with a variety of rheumatological conditions. We report a case of an 80-year old man who presented with acute hydrocephalus following an emergency operation to amputate his infected left big toe. Imaging revealed a large tissue mass causing severe compression at the cervico-medullary junction and obstruction of CSF flow. The acute hydrocephalus was presumed to be related to neck manoeuvring during general anaesthesia. Following an initial emergency CSF diversion through external ventricular drainage catheter insertion, the patient subsequently underwent ventriculo-peritoneal insertion and posterior spinal decompression and fixation...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643552/anaesthetic-management-and-perioperative-outcomes-of-cytoreductive-surgery-with-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-analysis
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Kalpana P Balakrishnan, Sreedevi Survesan
Background and Aims: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is becoming the standard treatment option for peritoneal carcinomatosis but is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to retrospectively analyse and evaluate intra-operative factors associated with morbidity and mortality of CRS and HIPEC. Methods: Intra-operative data were collected for cases done over 1 year (24 cases) and analysed for the primary outcome of post-operative ventilation >24 h, and secondary outcome of length of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay >5 days...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629227/obstructive-hydrocephalus-and-facial-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-vertebrobasilar-dolichoectasia-case-report
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Kazim Mohammed, Javeed Iqbal, Hussein Kamel, John Mathew, Ghanem Al-Sulaiti
Background: Symptomatic hydrocephalus due to vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia is a rare occurrence. Case Description: We report a patient who presented with acute confusion and vomiting. Neuroimaging revealed elongated and tortuous basilar artery indenting and elevating the floor of third ventricle causing obstructive hydrocephalus. Initially, the patient was treated with external ventricular drain and then with ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Conclusion: We suggest prompt surgical intervention upon diagnosis as a first choice of treatment in order to avoid further complications...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623230/hepatic-rupture-induced-by-spontaneous-intrahepatic-hematoma
#15
Jin-Bao Zhou, Wei-Bo Chen, Feng Zhu
The etiology of hepatic rupture is usually secondary to trauma, and hepatic rupture induced by spontaneous intrahepatic hematoma is clinically rare. We describe here a 61-year-old female patient who was transferred to our hospital with hepatic rupture induced by spontaneous intrahepatic hematoma. The patient had no history of trauma and had a history of systemic lupus erythematosus for five years, taking a daily dose of 5 mg prednisone for treatment. The patients experienced durative blunt acute right upper abdominal pain one day after satiation, which aggravated in two hours, accompanied by dizziness and sweating...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616644/etiological-therapeutic-and-prognostic-particularities-of-primary-biliary-peritonitis-in-tropical-environments
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S Ouedraogo, M Windsouri, J T Sawadogo, M Zida, E Ouangre, S S Traore
To describe the etiological, therapeutic, and prognostic aspects of primary biliary peritonitis in Burkina Faso. This retrospective study reviewed records of all patients admitted for primary biliary peritonitis at Tenkodogo Regional Hospital (Burkina Faso) from 2010 through 2016. Cases of secondary biliary peritonitis have been excluded. Thirty patients were identified. Their average age was 26.5 years. Fourteen patients were under 12 years of age. The reasons for consultation were dominated by abdominal pain (in all cases) and bile-induced vomiting (in 22 cases)...
February 1, 2018: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590188/overview-of-systematic-reviews-assessing-the-evidence-for-shorter-versus-longer-duration-antibiotic-treatment-for-bacterial-infections-in-secondary-care
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Igho J Onakpoya, A Sarah Walker, Pui S Tan, Elizabeth A Spencer, Oghenekome A Gbinigie, Johanna Cook, Martin J Llewelyn, Christopher C Butler
Our objective was to assess the clinical effectiveness of shorter versus longer duration antibiotics for treatment of bacterial infections in adults and children in secondary care settings, using the evidence from published systematic reviews. We conducted electronic searches in MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, and Cinahl. Our primary outcome was clinical resolution. The quality of included reviews was assessed using the AMSTAR criteria, and the quality of the evidence was rated using the GRADE criteria. We included 6 systematic reviews (n = 3,162)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584456/avelumab-anti-pd-l1-in-platinum-resistant-refractory-ovarian-cancer-javelin-ovarian-200-phase-iii-study-design
#18
Eric Pujade-Lauraine, Keiichi Fujiwara, Samuel S Dychter, Geeta Devgan, Bradley J Monk
Avelumab is a human anti-PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitor with clinical activity in multiple solid tumors. Here, we describe the rationale and design for JAVELIN Ovarian 200 (NCT02580058), the first randomized Phase III trial to evaluate the role of checkpoint inhibition in women with ovarian cancer. This three-arm trial is comparing avelumab administered alone or in combination with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin versus pegylated liposomal doxorubicin alone in patients with platinum-resistant/refractory recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer...
March 27, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582224/ramucirumab-as-second-line-therapy-in-metastatic-gastric-cancer-real-world-data-from-the-ramoss-study
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Maria Di Bartolomeo, Monica Niger, Giuseppe Tirino, Angelica Petrillo, Rosa Berenato, Maria Maddalena Laterza, Filippo Pietrantonio, Federica Morano, Maria Antista, Sara Lonardi, Lorenzo Fornaro, Stefano Tamberi, Elisa Giommoni, Alberto Zaniboni, Lorenza Rimassa, Gianluca Tomasello, Teodoro Sava, Massimiliano Spada, Tiziana Latiano, Alessandro Bittoni, Alessandro Bertolini, Ilaria Proserpio, Katia Bruna Bencardino, Francesco Graziano, Giordano Beretta, Salvatore Galdy, Jole Ventriglia, Simone Scagnoli, Andrea Spallanzani, Raffaella Longarini, Ferdinando De Vita
BACKGROUND: Ramucirumab-alone or combined with paclitaxel-represents one of the main options for patients failing first-line treatment for advanced gastric cancer. OBJECTIVE: The RAMoss study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of ramucirumab in the "real-life setting". PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients from 25 Italian hospitals started therapy consisting of ramucirumab 8 mg/kg i.v. d1,15q28 with or without paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 i...
March 27, 2018: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582144/peritoneal-drainage-in-pneumoperitoneum-in-extremely-low-birth-weight-infants
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Ilse Broekaert, Titus Keller, Daisy Schulten, Christoph Hünseler, Angela Kribs, Martin Dübbers
The aim was to determine if peritoneal drainage (PD) is a suitable treatment for pneumoperitoneum in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. A retrospective chart review of 42 ELBW infants with pneumoperitoneum at the University Hospital of Cologne between November 2014 and April 2017 was performed. Forty-two infants with a median birth weight of 645 g (interquartile range (IQR) 550, 806) and a median gestational age of 24.3 weeks (IQR 23.2, 25.6) were treated for pneumoperitoneum. Twenty-six (62%) received PD, and in ten (38%), the drain could be removed without further intervention...
March 26, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
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