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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811951/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-as-pyrexia-of-unknown-origin-leukocytosis-and-microangiopathic-haemolytic-anemia
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Sima Terebelo, Iona Chen
A 66-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with a florid sepsis-like picture, a two-week history of fever, relative hypotension with end organ ischemia (unexplained liver enzyme and troponin elevations), and nonspecific constitutional symptoms. She was initially found to have a urinary tract infection but, despite appropriate treatment, her fever persisted and her white blood cell count continued to rise. During her hospitalization the patient manifested leukocytosis to 47,000 WBC/μL, ESR 67 mm/hr (normal range 0-42 mm/hr), CRP 17...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811115/recurrence-of-cutaneous-coccidioidomycosis-6-years-after-valley-fever-a-case-presentation-and-literature-review
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Rana Shahab, Nasir K Amra, Rola Rabah, Justin Saunar, Joan Soriano, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
Coccidioidomycosis is usually acquired by inhalation of spores of Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii. The disease ranges from a self-limited acute pneumonia (Valley Fever) to a disseminated disease. We present a 44-year-old healthy male who had patchy hair loss of several months duration resembling discoid lupus. He developed a firm non-scaly red plaque on the right forehead. Initial biopsy showed spongiotic dermatitis, and he was treated with systemic steroids. He then developed forehead and periorbital cellulitis and was treated with systemic antibiotics...
July 8, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808319/ip-10-levels-as-an-accurate-screening-tool-to-detect-acute-hiv-infection-in-resource-limited-settings
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Lucía Pastor, Aina Casellas, Jorge Carrillo, Sergi Alonso, Erica Parker, Laura Fuente-Soro, Chenjerai Jairoce, Inacio Mandomando, Julià Blanco, Denise Naniche
Acute HIV infection (AHI) is the period prior to seroconversion characterized by high viral replication, hyper-transmission potential and commonly, non-specific febrile illness. AHI detection requires HIV-RNA viral load (VL) determination, which has very limited access in low-income countries due to restrictive costs and implementation constraints. We sought to identify a biomarker that could enable AHI diagnosis in scarce-resource settings, and to evaluate the feasibility of its implementation. HIV-seronegative adults presenting at the Manhiça District Hospital, Mozambique, with reported-fever were tested for VL...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807954/acetylsalicylic-acid-for-children-with-kawasaki-disease
#4
Teeranai Sakulchit, Susanne M Benseler, Ran D Goldman
Question A 7-year-old child in my office was recently discharged from the hospital after receiving intravenous immunoglobulin for Kawasaki disease. Should I continue treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), and if so, what is the appropriate dose? Answer The role of ASA for Kawasaki disease during the acute febrile phase has recently been called into question. According to several studies, ASA might reduce the duration of fever but it does not appear to directly reduce the incidence of coronary artery complications...
August 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806495/international-uptake-of-a-proven-intervention-to-reduce-death-and-dependency-in-acute-stroke-a-cross-sectional-survey-following-the-qasc-trial
#5
Sandy Middleton, Dominik Bruch, Cintia Martinez-Garduno, Simeon Dale, Maria McNamara
BACKGROUND: Uptake of proven interventions requires dedicated resources that may only result in local implementation, thus precluding international practice change. We explored international uptake through online dissemination of the fever, sugar, and swallow (FeSS) protocols from the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) trial, which showed decreased death and dependency by 15.7% 90-day poststroke. AIMS: To identify: (a) the clinical discipline of healthcare professionals who downloaded the QASC resources; (b) the purpose for downloading; (c) successful implementation of any or all the FeSS protocols; (d) barriers to implementation; and (e) associations with self-reported successful implementation...
August 14, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805465/what-we-are-watching-top-global-infectious-disease-threats-2013-2016-an-update-from-cdc-s-global-disease-detection-operations-center
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Kira A Christian, A Danielle Iuliano, Timothy M Uyeki, Eric D Mintz, Stuart T Nichol, Pierre Rollin, J Erin Staples, Ray R Arthur
To better track public health events in areas where the public health system is unable or unwilling to report the event to appropriate public health authorities, agencies can conduct event-based surveillance, which is defined as the organized collection, monitoring, assessment, and interpretation of unstructured information regarding public health events that may represent an acute risk to public health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Global Disease Detection Operations Center (GDDOC) was created in 2007 to serve as CDC's platform dedicated to conducting worldwide event-based surveillance, which is now highlighted as part of the "detect" element of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804662/fungal-bezoar-a-rare-cause-of-ureteral-obstruction
#7
Nabil Zeineddine, Wissam Mansour, Sandy El Bitar, Marco Campitelli, Neville Mobarakai
A 52-year-old male, with diabetes mellitus and alcoholic liver disease, presented to the Emergency Room for right flank pain of 3 days' duration, associated with dysuria. Physical examination revealed right flank tenderness with fever and hypotension; laboratory findings showed acute kidney injury and large blood and leucocytes in the urine. A CT abdomen and pelvis showed hydronephrosis of the right collecting system of a horseshoe kidney with air and hyperdense debris in the renal pelvis. Patient was treated for multisensitive Proteus mirabilis emphysematous pyelonephritis, and a right nephrostomy tube was inserted...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804005/performance-assessment-of-the-saps-ii-and-sofa-scoring-systems-in-hanta-virus-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome
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Zhenjun Yu, Ni Zhou, Ali Li, Jie Chen, Huazhong Chen, Zebao He, Fei Yan, Haihong Zhao, Jiansheng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS), caused by the hantavirus, is a natural infectious disease characterized by fever, hemorrhage and renal damage. China is the most severely endemic area for HFRS in the world. In recent years, critical scoring systems based on quantitative classification have become an important clinical tool for predicting and evaluating the prognosis of critical illness, and provide guidelines for clinical practice. METHODS: The sample comprised 384 patients with HFRS treated in the Taizhou Hospital from January 2006 to February 2017...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803590/differential-protein-analysis-of-serum-exosomes-post-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Li Zhang, Qi-Fang Song, Jing-Jie Jin, Ping Huang, Zhou-Ping Wang, Xiao-Fei Xie, Xiao-Qiong Gu, Xue-Juan Gao, Hong-Ling Jia
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease, which is characterised by systemic vasculitides accompanied by acute fever, is regularly treated by intravenous immunoglobulin to avoid lesion formation in the coronary artery; however, the mechanism of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is unclear. Hence, we aimed to analyse the global expression profile of serum exosomal proteins before and after administering intravenous immunoglobulin. METHODS: Two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry analysis was used to identify the differentially expressed proteome of serum exosomes in patients with Kawasaki disease before and after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy...
August 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802985/clinical-analysis-of-48-h-emergency-department-visit-post-outpatient-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-urolithiasis
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Chin-Heng Lu, Junne-Yih Kuo, Tzu-Ping Lin, Yi-Hsiu Huang, Hsiao-Jen Chung, William J S Huang, Howard H H Wu, Yen-Hwa Chang, Alex T L Lin, Kuang-Kuo Chen
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from renal or ureteral stones can undergo significant discomfort, even when timely diagnosed and treated. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and safety of outpatient Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of patients with renal or ureteral stones. METHODS: In this study, our cohort consisted of 844 outpatients who underwent outpatient ESWL treated between February 2012 and November 2014 at Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801780/a-case-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-in-adult
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Dan Inoue, Ryosuke Usui, Kosaku Nitta, Minako Koike
We report a case of allergic acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) induced by acetaminophen in a 48-year-old Japanese man with no past medical history. Two days after receiving the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) loxoprofen for left shoulder pain, he developed cold symptoms such as fever and sore throat. He then took a 300 mg dose of acetaminophen three times a day and a 100 mg dose of minocycline hydrochloride twice a day for 7 days. Because there was no improvement in his symptoms, he consulted a local clinic again, where blood tests revealed renal insufficiency, and he was, then, referred to our hospital for evaluation of kidney function...
August 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800156/quantitative-dextran-trafficking-to-the-coxiella-burnetii-parasitophorous-vacuole
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Seth Winfree, Stacey D Gilk
The gram-negative bacterium Coxiella burnetii causes human Q fever, a disease characterized by a debilitating flu-like illness in acute cases and endocarditis in chronic patients. An obligate intracellular pathogen, Coxiella burnetii survives within a large, lysosome-like vacuole inside the host cell. A unique feature of the Coxiella parasitophorous vacuole (PV) is high levels of fusion with the host endocytic pathway, with PV-endosome fusion critical for Coxiella survival within the host cell. This unit describes quantitating PV-endosome fusion by measuring delivery of the fluid phase endosome marker dextran to the PV using live cell imaging...
August 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799301/rickettsial-infections-in-goa-not-just-scrub-typhus
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Kedareshwar Narvencar, Gurleen Kaur, Savio Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Rickettsial infections are an important cause of undifferentiated febrile illness in tropics. While scrub typhus was reported from Goa, other rickettsial infections have not been reported earlier. The present study was planned to identify pattern of rickettsial infections in Goa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients presenting with undiagnosed acute febrile illness were recruited over a two-year period. Other causes of febrile illness were ruled out by appropriate tests...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798927/is-dengue-emerging-as-important-cause-of-acute-liver-failure-in-endemic-regions
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Lavleen Singh, Amitabh Singh, Mitali Agarwal, Sataroopa Mishra
Dengue virus infection continues to be major public health problem in large part of world. The epidemiology of dengue viral infection is becoming increasingly complex and has substantially changed over almost past six decades not only in terms of prevalent strains and geographical locations but also in terms of disease severity and atypical presentations. Though liver is the most common organ affected but is generally asymptomatic. We present a case of infant with severe dengue who died of fulminant hepatic failure and showed pan lobular necrosis on post mortem liver biopsy...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798922/practical-approach-to-the-patient-with-acute-neuromuscular-weakness
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Rajeev Nayak
Acute neuromuscular paralysis (ANMP) is a clinical syndrome characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness progressing to maximum severity within several days to weeks (less than 4 wk). Bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness may or may not be present. It is a common neurological emergency which requires immediate and careful investigations to determine the etiology because accurate diagnosis has significant impact on therapy and prognosis. Respiratory failure caused by neuromuscular weakness is considered as more critical than lung disease because its development may be insidious or subtle until sudden decompensation leads to life threatening hypoxia...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797271/successful-long-term-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-a-case-report
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Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kei Nishiyama, Nobuaki Shime
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an established life-saving procedure for severe acute respiratory failure due to various causes. In general, the duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ranges from 1 to 2 weeks, with withdrawal recommended if no improvement is noted. We report a successful case of long-term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management for respiratory failure due to invasive pulmonary Aspergillus infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old Asian man with no previous underlying medical conditions was transferred to our hospital for fever and dyspnea...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796771/is-a-rheumatic-fever-register-the-best-surveillance-tool-to-evaluate-rheumatic-fever-control-in-the-auckland-region
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Te Aro Moxon, Peter Reed, Timothy Jelleyman, Philippa Anderson, Alison Leversha, Catherine Jackson
AIM: To determine the most accurate data source for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) epidemiology in the Auckland region. METHOD: To assess coverage of the Auckland Regional Rheumatic Fever Register (ARRFR), (1998-2010) for children <15 years and resident in Auckland at the time of illness, register, hospitalisation and notification data were compared. A consistent definition was applied to determine definite and probable cases of ARF using clinical records. (www...
August 11, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796768/emm-type-distribution-of-group-a-streptococcus-isolates-from-the-throat-swabs-of-children-living-in-areas-with-a-high-northland-and-gisborne-or-low-palmerston-north-incidence-of-acute-rheumatic-fever
#18
Noah Mhlanga, Grace Sharp, Mary Nulsen
AIM: To assess the circulating emm types of pharyngeal isolates of group A streptococcus (GAS) among school children living in Northland, the Gisborne region and Palmerston North, New Zealand. METHODS: GAS were isolated from throat swabs sent to laboratories in Northland (197 in 2013) and Gisborne (115 in 2014-15) and from children enrolled in the Palmerston North Solar Ventilation Project (70 in 2013-14). The incidences of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) cases in the three regions in 2014 were 9, 19...
August 11, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796539/carbonic-anhydrase-i-ii-autoantibodies-and-oxidative-status-in-long-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-crimean-congo-haemorrhagic-fever
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Hülya Yilmaz, Uğur Kostakoğlu, Selim Demir, Firdevs Aksoy, Ahmet Menteşe, Süleyman Caner Karahan, İftihar Köksal, Ahmet Alver, Gürdal Yilmaz
CONTEXT: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a life-threatening acute febrile haemorrhagic disease. OBJECTIVE: This study was to measure levels of the oxidative stress biomarkers malondialdehyde (MDA), total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) and of CA I-II autoantibodies as biomarkers for autoimmunity and course of disease in patients with CCHF. METHODS: Seventy CCHF patients and 39 healthy control volunteers were included in the study...
August 10, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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