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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026829/aggressive-combined-medical-and-surgical-management-of-mucormycosis-results-in-disease-eradication-in-2-pediatric-patients
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Haley F M Augustine, Colin White, James Bain
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is an acute, rapidly fatal, fungal infection, classically involving the nasal mucosa and paranasal sinuses. It is an aggressive, opportunistic infection that frequently progresses to involve the orbit and cerebrum. Cerebral extension in immunocompromised patients is almost universally fatal. There are limited data on mucormycosis in pediatric immunocompromised patients in the literature, with only few reports on rhinocerebral involvement. The immunocompromised patients described in this report presented with suspected periorbital and nasal cellulitis, progressing rapidly to necrotic changes in nasal tissue and oral palatal mucosa...
August 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018164/termination-of-vernakalant-resistant-atrial-fibrillation-by-inhibition-of-small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channels-in-pigs
#2
Jonas Goldin Diness, Lasse Skibsbye, Rafel Simó-Vicens, Joana Larupa Santos, Pia Lundegaard, Carlotta Citerni, Daniel Rafael Peter Sauter, Sofia Hammami Bomholtz, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Søren-Peter Olesen, Ulrik S Sørensen, Thomas Jespersen, Morten Grunnet, Bo Hjorth Bentzen
BACKGROUND: Evidence has emerged that small-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SK) channels constitute a new target for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). SK channels are predominantly expressed in the atria as compared with the ventricles. Various marketed antiarrhythmic drugs are limited by ventricular adverse effects and efficacy loss as AF progresses. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 43 pigs were used for the studies. AF reversion in conscious long-term tachypaced pigs: Pigs were subjected to atrial tachypacing (7 Hz) until they developed sustained AF that could not be reverted by vernakalant 4 mg/kg (18...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992723/severe-cerebellar-hemorrhage-following-transverse-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#3
Pascale Lavoie, Marie-Ève Audet, Jean-Luc Gariepy, Martin Savard, Steve Verreault, Alain Gourdeau, Geneviève Milot, Sylvine Carrondo Cottin
We report a severe adverse event occurring in the course of a cohort study (ISRCTN13784335) aimed at measuring the efficacy and safety of venous stenting in the treatment of patients with medically refractory idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The patient was a 41-year-old woman who was not overweight, who presented with severe headache, grade 1 bilateral papilledema and transient tinnitus, refractory to medical treatment. Right transverse sinus stenting was successfully performed. Following surgery, the patient's state of consciousness decreased acutely with rapid and progressive loss of brainstem reflex...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972988/orbital-complications-of-paranasal-sinusitis-in-taiwan-1988-through-2015-acute-ophthalmological-manifestations-diagnosis-and-management
#4
Yi-Sheng Chang, Po-Lin Chen, Jia-Horung Hung, Hsiao-Yen Chen, Chun-Chieh Lai, Chun-Yen Ou, Chia-Ming Chang, Chien-Kuo Wang, Hon-Chun Cheng, Sung-Huei Tseng
PURPOSE: Paranasal sinusitis is widespread and can lead to orbital complications, blindness, and death. However, the correlation between ophthalmological findings and disease staging remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the staging, acute ophthalmological manifestations, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of orbital complications of paranasal sinusitis during a 27-year period. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients with orbital complications of paranasal sinusitis hospitalized at the National Cheng Kung University Hospital, a medical center in Taiwan during 1988-2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968675/pharmacodynamics-of-the-novel-antifungal-agent-f901318-for-acute-sinopulmonary-aspergillosis-caused-by-aspergillus-flavus
#5
Clara E Negri, Adam Johnson, Laura McEntee, Helen Box, Sarah Whalley, Julie A Schwartz, V Ramos-Martín, Joanne Livermore, Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona, Arnaldo L Colombo, William W Hope
Background: Aspergillus flavus is one of the most common agents of invasive aspergillosis and is associated with high mortality. The orotomides are a new class of antifungal agents with a novel mechanism of action. An understanding of the pharmacodynamics of the lead compound F901318 is required to plan safe and effective regimens for clinical use. Methods: The pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of F901318 were evaluated by developing new in vitro and in vivo models of invasive fungal sinusitis...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959791/clinical-features-diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-a-retrospective-analysis
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A Abdollahi, T Shokohi, N Amirrajab, R Poormosa, A M Kasiri, S J Motahari, S M Ghoreyshi, S A Madani, M Nikkhah, M Ghasemi, L Vahedi Larijani, M Didehdar, Z Seifi, N Gholinejad, M Ilkit
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM) is a rare disease with acute and fulminant manifestation. This infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Herein, we reviewed the manifestations, underlying conditions, medical treatments, and surgical interventions in ROCM patients admitted to a tertiary referral center in northern Iran over a seven-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, 15 cases of ROCM were identified from 2007 to 2013 in Bu Ali Sina Hospital, Sari, Iran...
December 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955233/hydrogen-sulfide-facilitates-the-impaired-sensitivity-of-carotid-sinus-baroreflex-in-rats-with-vascular-calcification
#7
Hui Li, Xu Teng, Rui Yang, Qi Guo, Hongmei Xue, Lin Xiao, Xiaocui Duan, Danyang Tian, Xiaohong Feng, Yuming Wu
Arterial baroreflex is a general mechanism maintaining cardiovascular homeostasis; its sensitivity is reduced in vascular calcification (VC). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) treatment facilitates baroreflexive sensitivity in normal and hypertensive rats. Here, we aimed to detect the effect of H2S on baroreflexive sensitivity in rats with VC. The rat VC model was induced by vitamin D3 plus nicotine for 4 weeks. The sensitivity of baroreflex was detected by perfusing the isolated carotid sinus. VC was assessed by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, Ca(2+) content and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954408/history-and-outcome-of-febrile-neutropenia-outside-the-oncology-setting-a-retrospective-study-of-76-cases-related-to-non-chemotherapy-drugs
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Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, François Séverac, Martine Tebacher, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht
BACKGROUND: Despite major advances in its prevention and treatment, febrile neutropenia remains a most concerning complication of cancer chemotherapy. Outside the oncology setting, however, only few data are currently available on febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs. We report here data on 76 patients with febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs, followed up in a referral center within a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 76 patients with idiosyncratic drug-induced febrile neutropenia were retrospectively reviewed...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954350/-clinical-characteristics-of-6-patients-with-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
#9
X Han, M Q Ouyang, Q Pei, M H Duan, X Y Jiang, D B Zhou
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. Method: Clinical records of 6 patients diagnosed with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm in our hospital from January 2008 to May 2016 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Results: Six patients manifested with initial symptoms of skin lesions, other common symptoms included bone marrow involvement (5/6) , lymphadenectasis (4/6) , splenomegaly (4/6) , and hepatomegaly (3/6) ...
August 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941504/trauma-in-facial-plastic-surgery-frontal-sinus-fractures
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REVIEW
Irene A Kim, Kofi D Boahene, Patrick J Byrne
The optimal management of frontal sinus fractures remains controversial. Fortunately, the severity of these injuries has diminished with more stringent auto-safety regulations, changing the treatment paradigms used to repair these injuries. Appropriate patient selection and close follow-up may allow for conservative management strategies when dealing with frontal sinus fractures, largely replacing the more morbid and invasive techniques that have been the mainstay for years. Because acute and delayed sequelae can arise after the initial injury, patients should be thoroughly counseled about the importance of follow-up and the need to seek medical care if they develop any concerning signs or symptoms...
November 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935336/transverse-pericardial-sinus-closure-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-operation
#11
Liang-Wan Chen, Xi-Jie Wu, Xiao-Fu Dai
In operations for acute type A aortic dissection with open technique in elderly patients and patients with long-term treatment of anticoagulation, the transverse pericardial sinus was routinely closed before the graft implantation. With the aid of both a bovine pericardial patch covering the pericardial recess between the superior caval vein and the pulmonary artery and an opening in the left inner side of the superior caval vein, this prophylactic transverse pericardial sinus closure could make autotransfusion of blood loss into the central venous system possible to deal with the diffuse oozing from the suture line...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927316/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-detects-silent-heart-disease-missed-by-echocardiography-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Mavrogeni, L Koutsogeorgopoulou, G Markousis-Mavrogenis, A Bounas, M Tektonidou, S-N C Lliossis, D Daoussis, S Plastiras, G Karabela, E Stavropoulos, G Katsifis, V Vartela, G Kolovou
Background Accurate diagnosis of cardiovascular involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) remains challenging, due to limitations of echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardiovascular magnetic resonance can detect cardiac lesions missed by echocardiography in SLE patients with atypical symptoms. Aim To use cardiovascular magnetic resonance in SLE patients with atypical symptoms and investigate the possibility of silent heart disease, missed by echocardiography. Patients/methods From 2005 to 2015, 80 SLE patients with atypical cardiac symptoms/signs (fatigue, mild shortness of breath, early repolarization and sinus tachycardia) aged 37 ± 6 years (72 women/8 men), with normal echocardiography, were evaluated using a 1...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921521/a-paradigm-for-evaluation-and-management-of-the-maxillary-sinus-before-dental-implantation
#13
Yi-Wei Chen, Fu-Ying Lee, Po-Hung Chang, Chi-Che Huang, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Chien-Chia Huang, Ta-Jen Lee
OBJECTIVES: To determine a paradigm for evaluating and managing maxillary sinus conditions before dental implantation via preoperative sinonasal assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-four patients who underwent dental implantation with or without sinus augmentation were included. Maxillary sinus conditions were classified into groups 1 to 6 according to cone-beam computed tomography (CT) findings: 1) nonspecific findings, 2) solitary polyp or cyst, 3) mucosal thickening, 4) air-fluid level or fluid accumulation, 5) near-total opacification of the maxillary or other paranasal sinus, and 6) calcification spots in the maxillary sinus...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918516/valve-sparing-aortic-root-surgery-con-remodeling
#14
Takashi Kunihara
The two major valve-sparing root replacement procedures, aortic valve reimplantation (reimplantation) and aortic root remodeling (remodeling), have advantages and disadvantages, which are reviewed herein. The main advantage of reimplantation is the resulting annular support, and the disadvantages are the unfavorable hemodynamics and relatively long procedure time. The main advantages of remodeling are the physiological hemodynamics and decreased procedure time, and the disadvantage is the lack of annular support...
September 16, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917718/olfactory-toxicity-in-rats-following-manganese-chloride-nasal-instillation-a-pilot-study
#15
Melanie L Foster, Deepa B Rao, Taylor Francher, Samantha Traver, David C Dorman
Following inhalation, manganese travels along the olfactory nerve from the olfactory epithelium (OE) to the olfactory bulb (OB). Occupational exposure to inhaled manganese is associated with changes in olfactory function. This pilot study evaluated two related hypotheses: (a) intranasal manganese administration increases OE and OB manganese concentrations; and (b) intranasal manganese exposure impairs performance of previously trained rats on a go-no-go olfactory discrimination (OD) task. Male Fischer 344 rats were trained to either lever press ("go") in response to a positive conditioned stimulus (CS+: vanillin) or to do nothing ("no go") when a negative conditioned stimulus (CS-: amyl acetate) was present...
September 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894828/the-role-of-antibiotics-in-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#16
REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
OBJECTIVES: Presenting the role of antibiotics in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis based on its pathophysiology and microbiology. DATA SOURCE: Review of the literature searching PubMed for microbiology and treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition of the paranasal sinuses that persists for 12 weeks or longer, despite medical management. The microbiology of rhinosinusitis evolves through several stages...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894821/the-role-of-infection-and-antibiotics-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#17
REVIEW
Miriam Baron Barshak, Marlene L Durand
OBJECTIVE: To review the current understanding of the role of infection and antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis. REVIEW METHODS: PubMed literature search. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in adults is an inflammatory condition and the role of infection is unclear. Biofilms are present in both CRS and normal patients so their role in CRS is unknown. Sinus cultures in CRS demonstrate a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria but may be hard to interpret due to contaminating nasal flora...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892889/fungal-rhinosinusitis-microbiological-and-histopathological-perspective
#18
Ajay Kumar Singh, Prashant Gupta, Nitya Verma, Vineeta Khare, Abrar Ahamad, Virendra Verma, S P Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: On the basis of histopathology Fungal Rhinosinusitis (FRS) is categorized into non-invasive (allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, fungal ball) and invasive (acute invasive, chronic invasive and granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis). This differentiation helps to decide the treatment. Role of latest molecular methods such as PCR and conventional methods such as KOH microscopy and culture also needs to be evaluated. Therefore, in this study we planned to categorise fungal rhinosinusitis on the basis of histopathology and compare it with other methods such as PCR, culture and KOH microscopy...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859924/the-use-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-for-immediate-closure-of-acute-oroantral-communications-an-alternative-approach
#19
Kani Bilginaylar
Currently, the buccal advancement flap, palatal rotational flap, and buccal fat pad techniques are frequently used to close an oroantral communication (OAC). In this study, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) clots were used for immediate closure of acute OACs after extraction of posterior maxillary molars. Acute oroantral perforations larger than 3 mm in diameter in 21 patients were treated uneventfully using PRF clots. None of the patients had systemic diseases or symptoms of sinus disease. After tooth extraction, the diagnosis of acute OAC was examined by the Valsalva maneuver (compressing the nostrils with the fingers and then blowing out air)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853533/-the-importance-of-lead-avr-in-the-evaluation-of-an-ecg-strip
#20
Asaf Shemer, Pinchas Halpern
Over the years, the aVR lead has been overlooked by clinicians while observing a normal 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram). A positive P-QRS complex in the aVR lead should raise prompt suspicion for either a congenital heart malrotation or a lead misplacement. In this article we present a case of an asymptomatic patient and a pathological ECG strip displaying ST elevations and a positive QRS in the aVR lead. A follow-up ECG was performed in the emergency department, and revealed a normal sinus rhythm with no abnormalities indicating acute ischemia...
August 2017: Harefuah
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