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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101016/cellulitis-in-a-liver-transplant-patient-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-disseminated-cryptococcal-disease
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Marcos Davi Gomes de Sousa, Fred Bernardes Filho, Luís Eduardo Barros Costa Fernandes, Cássia Regina Guedes Leal, Cristiane Rocha Magalhães, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Halime Silva Barcaui
A 50-year-old male underwent liver transplantation due to cryptogenic cirrhosis and was admitted with severe pain in the left leg as well as phlogosis. Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid was prescribed, assuming bullous erysipelas. Among the tests performed, the latex agglutination test for the Cryptococcus sp. antigen was positive, and in both the blood culture and blister culture Cryptococcus sp. was isolated. Daily fluconazole was started. Even though liposomal amphotericin B has been started on the fifth day of hospitalization, the patient progressed to death...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099335/micronodular-pattern-of-organizing-pneumonia-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
#2
François Lebargy, Davy Picard, Jean Hagenburg, Olivier Toubas, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Sebastian Sandu, Gaëtan Deslee, Sandra Dury
RATIONALE: Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a clinicopathological entity characterized by granulation tissue plugs in the lumen of small airways, alveolar ducts, and alveoli. OP can be cryptogenic (primary) (COP) or secondary to various lung injuries. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 38-year-old male smoker with COP presenting in the form of diffuse micronodules on computed tomography (CT) scan and describe the clinical, radiological, and functional characteristics of micronodular pattern of organizing pneumonia (MNOP) based on a review of the literature including 14 cases...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091418/radial-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-lung-biopsy-for-histopathological-diagnosis-of-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia
#3
Miao Ma, Yan Li, Hou-Rong Cai, Jing-Jing Ding, Yong-Sheng Wang, Yu-Juan Gao, Jing-Hong Dai, Qi Zhao, Yong-Long Xiao, Fan-Qing Meng, Xiang-Shan Fan, Li-Yun Miao
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2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081314/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-clinical-and-radiological-features-treatment-outcomes-of-17-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Elif Yelda Niksarlıoğlu, Gülcihan Zehra Özkan, Nur Dilek Bakan, Sibel Yurt, Lütfiye Kılıç, Güngör Çamsarı
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated patients with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) who attended our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical and radiological findings, diagnostic methods, treatment, and follow-up outcomes of 17 patients who had been histopathologically diagnosed with COP. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 49.8 ± 10.4 years. The most common symptom was cough (n = 15; 88.2%) and the most common radiological finding (n = 10) was consolidation in the inferior lobes on thoracic computed tomography...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079848/high-resolution-computed-tomography-to-differentiate-chronic-diffuse-infiltrative-lung-diseases-with-chronic-multifocal-consolidation-patterns-using-logical-analysis-of-data
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Constance De Margerie-Mellon, Geneviève Dion, Julien Darlay, Imene Ridene, Marianne Kambouchner, Nadia Brauner, Michel Brauner, Dominique Valeyre, Pierre-Yves Brillet
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung consolidation has a limited number of differential diagnoses requiring distinct managements. The aim of the study was to investigate how logical analysis of data (LAD) can support their diagnosis at HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography). METHODS: One hundred twenty-four patients were retrospectively included and classified into 8 diagnosis categories: sarcoidosis (n=35), connective tissue disease (n=21), adenocarcinoma (n=17), lymphoma (n=13), cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (n=11), drug-induced lung disease (n=9), chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (n =7) and miscellaneous (n=11)...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079842/increased-erythrocyte-aggregation-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia
#6
Erhan Ugurlu, Emine Kilic-Toprak, Goksel Altinisik, Ozgen Kilic-Erkek, Betul Cengiz, Vural Kucukatay, Hande Senol, Ismail Hakki Akbudak, Yusuf Ekbic, Melek Bor-Kucukatay
BACKGROUND: Hemorheological properties are important determinants of tissue oxygenation. Although hemorheological alterations in various lung diseases have been well-defined, no information is available about the effects of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) on hemorheological parameters. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate hemorheological parameters (erythrocyte deformability, aggregation, and plasma viscosity -PV) and associated oxidative stress indices in patients with IIP...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049202/aortic-atherosclerosis-determines-increased-retrograde-blood-flow-as-a-potential-mechanism-of-retrograde-embolic-stroke
#7
Thomas Wehrum, Felix Guenther, Werner Vach, Beryl Primrose Gladstone, Sarah Wendel, Alexander Fuchs, Kehzong Wu, Christoph Johannes Maurer, Andreas Harloff
BACKGROUND: Retrograde brain embolization from complex plaques of the proximal descending aorta (DAo) has been identified as a new potential mechanism of stroke. Our purpose was to identify predictors of increased retrograde aortic blood flow indicating an elevated risk of brain embolization from the DAo. METHODS: A total of 485 patients with acute ischemic stroke were prospectively included and underwent transesophageal echocardiography. Blood flow velocities in the proximal DAo were studied using 2D pulse-wave Doppler ultrasound...
January 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029021/bile-acid-nuclear-receptor-farnesoid-x-receptor-therapeutic-target-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sun Gi Kim, Byung Kwon Kim, Kyumin Kim, Sungsoon Fang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the causes of fatty liver, occurring when fat is accumulated in the liver without alcohol consumption. NAFLD is the most common liver disorder in advanced countries. NAFLD is a spectrum of pathology involving hepatic steatosis with/without inflammation and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with accumulation of hepatocyte damage and hepatic fibrosis. Recent studies have revealed that NAFLD results in the progression of cryptogenic cirrhosis that leads to hepatocarcinoma and cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028949/clarithromycin-decreases-il-6-concentration-in-serum-and-bal-fluid-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia
#9
Elżbieta Radzikowska, Adriana Roży, Paulina Jagus, Małgorzata Polubiec-Kownacka, Elżbieta Wiatr, Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory cytokines are involved in the development of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP). It has been shown that macrolides inhibit cytokine production in the alveolar macrophages of COP patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the concentrations of interleukin 1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-8 and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) in serum and in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL-f) in COP patients treated with clarithromycin (CAM)...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028400/transcatheter-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-a-single-center-experience
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Ivan Milev, Planinka Zafirovska, Zan Zimbakov, Shpend Idrizi, Vilma Ampova-Sokolov, Emilija Gorgieva, Liljana Ilievska, Goce Tosheski, Nikola Hristov, Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail, Tanja Anguseva, Zan Mitrev
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter closure (PTC) of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is implicated in cryptogenic stroke, transitional ischemic attack (TIA) and treatment of a migraine. AIM: Our goal was to present our experience in the interventional treatment of PFO, as well as to evaluate the short and mid-term results in patients with closed PFO. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transcatheter closure of PFO was performed in 52 patients (67.3% women, mean age 40...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026909/plasma-d-dimer-levels-and-ischaemic-lesions-in-multiple-vascular-regions-can-predict-occult-cancer-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke
#11
Y Gon, M Sakaguchi, J Takasugi, T Kawano, H Kanki, A Watanabe, N Oyama, Y Terasaki, T Sasaki, H Mochizuki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cancer patients with cryptogenic stroke often have high plasma D-dimer levels and lesions in multiple vascular regions. Hence, if patients with cryptogenic stroke display such characteristics, occult cancer could be predicted. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of cryptogenic stroke as the first manifestation of occult cancer and to determine whether plasma D-dimer levels and lesions in multiple vascular regions can predict occult cancer in patients with cryptogenic stroke...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012497/giant-bulla-formation-in-the-lung-because-of-a-check-valve-mechanism
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Aya Hirata, Takeshi Saraya, Nobuaki Arai, Shin Karita, Riken Kawachi, Hidefumi Takei, Kosuke Ohkuma, Manabu Ishida, Masachika Fujiwara, Hajime Takizawa
The pathogenesis of bulla formation has not yet been demonstrated in pathologic examinations or through direct visualization during thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery. We present two cases of giant bulla formation after pneumothorax because of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and lung abscess. The case findings suggested that the pathogenesis was attributable to a check-valve mechanism, secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans, or the presence of an obstructing air leakage due to a lung fistula. The lung fistula had been covered by inflammatory membranes consisting of blood and/or fibrous precipitates with detached visceral pleura...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012487/factors-associated-with-the-relapse-of-cryptogenic-and-secondary-organizing-pneumonia
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Yasutaka Onishi, Tetsuji Kawamura, Yasuharu Nakahara, Ryogo Kagami, Shin Sasaki, Sayaka Takahashi, Ryota Kominami, Katsuya Hirano, Ryota Hiraoka, Nobuya Hirata
BACKGROUND: Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a histopathological response pattern to lung inflammation. It is clinically classified into cryptogenic OP and secondary OP, which is associated with various clinical conditions. Rapid resolution with corticosteroids and frequent relapses are common in OP. However, few studies have investigated the factors associated with OP relapse. METHODS: The medical records of 75 patients with biopsy-proven OP, diagnosed between January 2010 and August 2015, who underwent corticosteroid therapy were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008731/mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-complex-i-deficiency-causes-intractable-gastrointestinal-symptoms
#14
Hiroki Kuranobu, Jun Murakami, Naomi Kuranobu, Ken Okamoto, Kei Murayama, Susumu Kanzaki
We report the case of a 13-month-old girl with frequent vomiting, intractable diarrhea, hyperlactatemia, and liver dysfunction. Although the symptoms were treatment resistant, enteral nutrition formula containing medium-chain triglycerides reduced the weight loss, vomiting, and diarrhea. Immunostaining of mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) complexes of the colonic mucosa confirmed the diagnosis of MRC complex I deficiency. This case shows that this disease should be included in the differential diagnosis of hyperlactatemia and intractable, cryptogenic gastrointestinal symptoms...
December 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006764/telomere-dysfunction-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cryptogenic-cirrhosis
#15
Ido Laish, Batya Mannasse-Green, Ruth Hadary, Tal Biron-Shental, Fred M Konikoff, Aliza Amiel, Yona Kitay-Cohen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cryptogenic cirrhosis (CC) are considered preneoplastic conditions that might progress to hepatocellular carcinoma. We evaluated parameters of telomere dysfunction in these patient groups to study the correlation between telomere length and the progression of NAFLD. We analyzed peripheral lymphocytes from 22 patients with NAFLD, 20 patients with CC, and 20 healthy, age-matched controls. Telomere length was analyzed using quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization, and cellular senescence was evaluated by the percentage of cells with senescence-associated heterochromatin foci...
December 23, 2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005048/-quality-of-life-of-adult-patients-with-cryptogenic-epilepsy
#16
V A Karlov, O S Inozemtseva
AIM: To determine a position of cryptogenic epilepsy (CE) in relation to idiopathic epilepsy (IE) and symptomatic epilepsy (SE) in the aspect of patients' quality-of-life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients, including 90 with CE, 30 with SE and 30 with IE, were examined. The severity of epileptic seizures assessed with the NHS3, anxiety and depression assessed with the HADS, sleep disorders, quality-of-life measured with the Qolie-89 were studied...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998316/decompressive-craniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-in-a-16-year-old-boy-a-case-report
#17
Simon Lammy, Paul Fivey, Meharpal Sangra
BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic stroke frequently occurs in younger patients and has a high risk of recurrence. Consequently, secondary prevention is often suboptimal as there is no known risk factor to target. This case demonstrates an unexpected finding of middle cerebral artery infarction and extensive malignant transformation in a 16-year-old boy more than a day post-admission. The lack of a proven culprit lesion makes this case even more intriguing and subsequently raises questions of cryptogenic mechanisms in the context of unrelated trauma...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988772/new-records-of-sabellids-and-serpulids-polychaeta-sabellidae-serpulidae-from-the-tropical-eastern-pacific
#18
J Rolando Bastida-Zavala, Alondra Sofía Rodríguez Buelna, Jesús Angel DE León-González, Karla Andrea Camacho-Cruz, Isabel Carmona
Sabellids and serpulids are two well represented families in the polychaete fauna of the Tropical Eastern Pacific, with 31 and 34 species respectively; however, most records come from the Gulf of California or the western coast of Baja California Peninsula. Only a few records are from localities in the large expanse of the central and southern Mexican Pacific. Thus, sabellids and serpulids were collected from several shallow water habitats along the coast of Mexican Pacific, such as coastal lagoons, coral reefs, rocky shores and from man-made structures as marinas, piers and ships of several harbors; additionally, specimens from national collections were revised...
November 7, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959847/-pulmonary-embolism-after-endoscopic-injection-with-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-for-gastric-varices
#19
Gabriela Robaina, Ricardo Albertini, Martín Carranza, Pablo Herrena Najum
Gastric varices occur in one-third of patients with portal hypertension. Bleeding from gastric varices remains a significant cause of death. Currently the first-line of treatment for gastric varices is endoscopic obliteration with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate. Though relatively safe, this option has several well-known complications. We report the case of a 61-year-old male patient with cryptogenic cirrhosis, who presented with fever, tachycardia and hypoxemia after endoscopic obliteration with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941401/new-standards-of-care-in-ischemic-stroke
#20
Bree K Chancellor, Koto Ishida
BACKGROUND: Ischemic arterial strokes of the ophthalmic artery and its branches and posterior cerebral artery are common causes of visual disability. Etiologies of stroke affecting the retina, optic nerve, optic radiation, and visual cortex overlap with other types of ischemic strokes. Stenosis of the internal carotid is the most common cause of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO). One-fourth of patients with CRAO have cerebral strokes. We report recent developments in the acute treatment and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke of relevance to clinicians who encounter patients with acute vision loss...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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