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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935742/draft-genome-sequences-of-three-coxiella-burnetii-strains-isolated-from-q-fever-patients
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Paul A Beare, Brendan M Jeffrey, Craig A Martens, Robert A Heinzen
In the current study, we determined the draft genome sequences of three Coxiella burnetii human disease isolates. The Coxiella burnetii Turkey (RSA315) and Dyer (RSA345) strains were isolated from acute Q fever patients, while the Ko (Q229) strain was isolated from a Q fever endocarditis patient.
September 21, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935494/-an-atypical-case-of-necrotizing-staphylococcal-pneumonia
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E Bertreau, S Grard, T Baudry, N Freymond
INTRODUCTION: Some strains of Staphylococcus aureus produce a toxin known as Panton-Valentine leukocidin. These strains notably cause a necrotizing pneumonia which is associated with a high mortality. OBSERVATION: A 70-year-old woman presented with sub-acute onset dyspnea, low-grade fever, and hemoptysis after a trip to Dubai and New Zealand. Computed tomography showed bilateral necrotizing pneumonia, suggesting the diagnosis of pneumonia caused by S. aureus producing Panton-Valentine toxin...
September 18, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935132/acute-leukemia-patients-needs-qualitative-findings-and-opportunities-for-early-palliative-care
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Nathan A Boucher, Kimberly S Johnson, Thomas W LeBlanc
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with acute leukemias likely have needs that palliative care can respond to, yet little is known about specific challenges they face, particularly during active treatment. We examined acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients' expressed challenges and supports following intensive induction chemotherapy. We aimed to understand opportunities for palliative care interventions in this population. METHODS: A qualitative study of AML patients with high-risk disease at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934933/medicine-use-practices-in-management-of-symptoms-of-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-%C3%A2-12%C3%A2-years-in-kampala-city-uganda
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Moses Ocan, Mary Aono, Clare Bukirwa, Emmanuel Luyinda, Cathy Ochwo, Elastus Nsambu, Stella Namugonza, Joseph Makoba, Enock Kandaruku, Hannington Muyende, Aida Nakawunde
BACKGROUND: Medicines are commonly accessed and used for management of illness in children without a prescription. This potentially increases the risk of unwanted treatment outcomes. We investigated medicine use practices in management of symptoms of acute upper respiratory tract infections among children (≤12 years) in households in Nakawa division, Kampala city. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 390 randomly selected children. Data on use of medicines in children (≤12 years) during recent episode of acute upper respiratory tract infection was collected from their care takers using an interviewer administered questionnaire...
September 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933275/a-case-of-inappropriate-self-medication-compounded-with-prescribing-vis-%C3%A3-vis-dispensing-errors-and-the-hazardous-consequence
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Sukalyan Saha Roy, Anupam Roy, Ranjita Santra Dhali, Chiranjib Bagchi, Gautam Banerjee, Santanu K Tripathi
INTRODUCTION Dispensing error, a type of medication error, is not infrequent but seldom reported. Self-medication behavior appears to be a commonplace. And when it is ignorant it may prove dangerous. We report here a case of acute vesico-bullous eruptions from methotrexate in a patient of psoriasis who indulged in self-medication and was wrongfully dispensed higher doses of methotrexate. CASE DESCRIPTION A 50-year-old gentleman presented to the dermatology OPD with erythematous, vesico-bullar lesions spread all over the body including both limbs and scalp, with oral mucosal involvement without any history of fever...
September 19, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933107/-research-progress-of-chemical-constituents-and-pharmacological-activities-of-essential-oil-of-ligusticum-chuanxiong
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REVIEW
Jing-Chang Du, Xiao-Fang Xie, Liang Xiong, Chen Sun, Cheng Peng
Essential oil is the low polar and volatile components distilled or extracted from Ligusticum chuanxiong, the dry root of perennial herb L. chuanxiong, which has proven to be one of the main biological active ingredients of L. chuanxiong. Studies suggested that essential oil of L. chuanxiong mainly contains phthalide, terpene alcohols and fatty acids compounds. Different regions or varied extraction technology had influences on the type and contents of compound in essential oil of L. chuanxiong and the total yield efficiency of essential oil, while the differences among the distribution of compounds leads to the variant pharmacological function of essential oil of L...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932686/a-positive-rapid-strep-test-in-a-young-adult-with-acute-pharyngitis-be-careful-what-you-wish-for
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Burke A Cunha
In young adults with acute pharyngitis, the main differential diagnosis is between GAS pharyngitis, EBV infectious mononucleosis, or other causes of viral pharyngitis. A positive RST does not differentiate GAS colonization from infection as is well illustrated by this case. Laboratory test results must be interpreted in the appropriate clinical context to be diagnostically meaningful. The RST only detects group A streptococci, but does not, of itself, implicate a causative role in the patient's pharyngitis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931369/acute-hiv-infection-presenting-as-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Farheen Manji, Evan Wilson, Etienne Mahe, John Gill, John Conly
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an uncommon systemic inflammatory condition that can result from infections, autoimmune diseases and malignancies. It is a rarely reported life threatening complication of an acute HIV infection, with only ten documented case reports per our literature search. We present a case of HLH secondary to acute HIV infection with a negative HIV antibody-based assay and high plasma viral load. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45 year old male with a past medical history of well controlled hypertension presented with fever, dizziness and non-bloody diarrhea...
September 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929913/development-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-in-a-patient-with-tetraplegia-while-in-inpatient-rehabilitation-a-case-report
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Christopher A Beal, Michael C Krouse, Jeffrey T Tubbs
STUDY DESIGN: a single case report. OBJECTIVES: To report a case of a patient with tetraplegia who developed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) while in inpatient rehabilitation after 10.5 months. SETTING: A VA Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Service and Disorders Unit Case Report: A 47 year-old male with a stage IV sacral pressure ulcer and C4 AIS A complete tetraplegia secondary to a motor vehicle collision, developed fever, thrombocytopenia, and anemia 20 months after his injury while in inpatient rehabilitation and was found to have APL, confirmed following bone marrow biopsy...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929043/supraventricular-tachycardia-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-in-the-setting-of-misplaced-implantable-port-catheter-tip
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Ahmad Awan, Bisma Ahsan, Hasan Iftikhar, Akbar Khan, Fasil Tiruneh, Yididia Bekele, Ankit Mahajan, Ahmed A Awan
We present the case of a 31-year-old female with a past medical history of B-cell leukemia, on maintenance chemotherapy administered via centrally placed implantable catheter port, who presented to the emergency room with fever, chills, and generalized body pain of one day's duration. After initial workup, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit and managed for severe sepsis. The patient was found to have a new-onset 3/6 holosystolic murmur at the left lower sternal border. Furthermore, she developed an episode of supraventricular tachycardia that responded to adenosine...
July 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929009/meta-analysis-of-biomarkers-for-severe-dengue-infections
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Kuan-Meng Soo, Bahariah Khalid, Siew-Mooi Ching, Chau Ling Tham, Rusliza Basir, Hui-Yee Chee
BACKGROUND: Dengue viral infection is an acute infection that has the potential to have severe complications as its major sequela. Currently, there is no routine laboratory biomarker with which to predict the severity of dengue infection or monitor the effectiveness of standard management. Hence, this meta-analysis compared biomarker levels between dengue fever (DF) and severe dengue infections (SDI) to identify potential biomarkers for SDI. METHODS: Data concerning levels of cytokines, chemokines, and other potential biomarkers of DF, dengue hemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome, and severe dengue were obtained for patients of all ages and populations using the Scopus, PubMed, and Ovid search engines...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926322/vitamin-d-status-serum-lipid-concentrations-and-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-gene-polymorphisms-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Turan Turhan, Halef Okan Doğan, Nihal Boğdaycioğlu, Nilnur Eyerci, Ahmet Omma, İsmail Sari, Ahmet Yeşilyurt, Yaşar Karaaslan
Vitamin D (VitD) is critical for the regulation of inflammatory processes, and VitD deficiency has been linked to several chronic inflammatory disorders. We aimed to investigate the concentrations of serum 25(OH)D3, lipid parameters, and three known VDR polymorphisms (BsmI, FokI, and TaqI) in patients with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease. The study included 123 FMF patients and 105 controls. A total of 38 patients were in acute attacks at the time of investigation...
September 18, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925082/prospective-evaluation-of-the-septifast-multiplex-real-time-pcr-assay-for-surveillance-and-diagnosis-of-infections-in-haematological-patients-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-compared-to-routine-microbiological-assays-and-an-in-house-real-time-pcr
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Sandra Elges, Renate Arnold, Oliver Liesenfeld, Grzegorz Kofla, Agata Mikolajewska, Stefan Schwartz, Lutz Uharek, Markus Ruhnke
We prospectively evaluated a multiplex real-time PCR assay (SeptiFast, SF) in a cohort of patients undergoing allo-BMT in comparison to an in-house PCR method (IH-PCR). Overall 847 blood samples (mean 8 samples/patient) from 104 patients with haematological malignancies were analysed. The majority of patients had acute leukaemia (62%) with a mean age of 52 years (54% female). Pathogens could be detected in 91 of 847 (11%) samples by SF compared to 38 of 205 (18.5%) samples by BC, and 57 of 847 (6.7%) samples by IH-PCR...
September 19, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923332/association-between-pm2-5-exposure-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infraction
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Xiwen Zang, Xiangqian Qi
BACKGROUND: Numerous case-crossover and time series studies of PM2.5 exposure and cardiovascular health effects have been conducted, fever studies have examined the effects of PM2.5 on the outcomes of CHD, especially on acute myocardial infarction (AMI). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research is to investigate the association between PM2.5 exposure in Tianjin City and the outcome of AMI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a total of 598 patients with AMI in TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital, from Oct 28th, 2013-Apr 30th 2014...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923111/a-novel-coltivirus-related-virus-isolated-from-free-tailed-bats-from-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-is-able-to-infect-human-cells-in-vitro
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Sabrina Weiss, Piotr Wojtek Dabrowski, Andreas Kurth, Siv Aina J Leendertz, Fabian H Leendertz
BACKGROUND: Zoonotic transmission events play a major role in the emergence of novel diseases. While such events are virtually impossible to predict, wildlife screening for potential emerging pathogens can be a first step. Driven by recent disease epidemics like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Ebola, bats have gained special interest as reservoirs of emerging viruses. METHODS: As part of a bigger study investigating pathogens in African bats we screened animals for the presence of known and unknown viruses...
September 18, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922459/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-a-case-report
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Tsong-Yih Ou, Cheng-Yen Chuang, Chun-Da Chen, Chung-Yi Cheng
Severe falciparum malaria is associated with multiple organ dysfunction and a high rate of fatal outcome. Malaria is a world-wide disease in tropical areas through the bites of vector mosquitoes. Parasitic protozoans introduced by the mosquito's saliva to the blood travel to the liver then mature and reproduce. In humans, malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, P. vivax, and P. knowlesi, and P. falciparum causes most deaths. Typical malaria symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919592/the-study-on-the-lives-and-health-conditions-of-internees-in-santo-thomas-camp-of-philippines-based-on-mcanlis-s-the-war-in-manila-1941-1945
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Jueyeon Lee, Youngsoo Cho
When Japan invaded the Philippines, two missionary dentists (Dr. McAnlis and Dr. Boots) who were forced to leave Korea were captured and interned in the Santo Thomas camp in Manila. Japan continued to bombard and plunder the Philippines in the wake of the Pacific War following the Great East Asia policy, leading to serious inflation and material deficiency. More than 4,000 Allied citizens held in Santo Thomas camp without basic food and shelter. Santo Thomas Camp was equipped with the systems of the Japanese military medical officers and Western doctors of captivity based on the Geneva Conventions(1929)...
August 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917574/-apparent-worsening-of-psoriasis-lesions-revealing-methotrexate-overdosage
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R Haber, B Baroudjian, M Battistella, M Bagot, A Petit
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is an antimetabolite drug used in the treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases and frequently in dermatology for cutaneous and/or arthritic psoriasis. Toxicities due to MTX overdosage are mainly cutaneous, hepatic and hematologic. Herein, we report a case of MTX overdosage presenting as an erosive and an inflammatory flare of preexisting psoriatic plaques and with new palmar lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 51-year-old male with a 6-year history of plaque psoriasis resistant to topical corticosteroids was started for the first time on MTX 20mg weekly...
September 13, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913922/a-clinically-meaningful-fetal-hemoglobin-threshold-for-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia-during-hydroxyurea-therapy
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Jeremie H Estepp, Matthew P Smeltzer, Guolian Kang, Chen Li, Winfred C Wang, Christina Abrams, Banu Aygun, Russell E Ware, Kerri Nottage, Jane S Hankins
Hydroxyurea has proven clinical benefits and is recommended to be offered to all children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), but the optimal dosing regimen remains controversial. Induction of red blood cell fetal hemoglobin (HbF) by hydroxyurea appears to be dose-dependent. However, it is unknown whether maximizing HbF% improves clinical outcomes. HUSTLE (NCT00305175) is a prospective observational study with a primary goal of describing the long-term clinical effects of hydroxyurea escalated to maximal tolerated dose (MTD) in children with SCA...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913501/acute-poisoning-due-to-ingestion-of-datura-stramonium-a-case-report
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Sebastian Daniel Trancă, Robert Szabo, Mihaela Cociş
Datura stramonium (DS) is a widespread annual plant, containing atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine, which can produce poisoning with a severe anticholinergic syndrome. Teenagers ingest the roots, seeds or the entire plant to obtain its hallucinogenic and euphoric effects. We presented the case of a 22 year old male who was admitted to the Emergency Room in a coma after consuming Datura stramonium, 2 hours earlier. The patient presented with fever, tachycardia with right bundle branch block, and urinary retention...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
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