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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643686/-pachymeningitis-associated-with-igg4-disease
#1
Dan Zimelewicz Oberman, Carolina Cuello Oderiz, Matteo Baccanelli, Silvia Christiansen, María Cristina Zurrú
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is an infrequent disorder. It can be idiopathic or secondary to infectious, autoimmune or neoplastic disease. The recently described 〈IgG4-related disease〉 could be the origin of many cases considered cryptogenic. We present the case of a 60-year-old man, with a history of headache and episcleritis in both eyes, with partial response to corticoid therapy. The brain MR study with gadolinium showed enhancement and thickening of the dura mater, extending from lateral wall of left temporal and occipital lobes to ipsilateral tentorium...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637103/-the-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Oh Sang Kwon, Joon Hwan Kim, Ju Hyun Kim
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may be one of the important causes of cryptogenic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). NAFLD-related HCCs (NAFLD-HCCs) have the following clinical features: high body mass index, deranged lipid profiles, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Among them, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and high Fe contents in the liver are risk factors of developing HCC in patients with NAFLD. Inflammatory cytokines, adipokines, insulin like growth factor-I, and lipotoxicity are intermingled and may cross react with each other to develop HCC...
June 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633639/fusobacterial-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Dilip Jayasimhan, Linus Wu, Paul Huggan
BACKGROUND: Fusobacteriae are facultative anaerobic gram-negative bacilli which cause a range of invasive infections, amongst which pyogenic liver abscesses are rare. We describe a case of Fusobacterium nucleatum liver abscess and review the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old lady presented with a 4-day history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, rigors, and lethargy. Imaging revealed an abscess which was drained. Cultures of the blood and abscess aspirate grew Fusobacterium nucleatum and Prevotella pleuritidis respectively...
June 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626473/clinical-applicability-of-whole-exome-sequencing-exemplified-by-a-study-in-young-adults-with-the-advanced-cryptogenic-cholestatic-liver-diseases
#4
Maria Kulecka, Andrzej Habior, Agnieszka Paziewska, Krzysztof Goryca, Michalina Dąbrowska, Filip Ambrozkiewicz, Bożena Walewska-Zielecka, Andrzej Gabriel, Michal Mikula, Jerzy Ostrowski
BACKGROUND: The proper use of new medical tests in clinical practice requires the establishment of their value and range of diagnostic usefulness. While whole-exome sequencing (WES) has already entered the medical practice, recognizing its diagnostic usefulness in multifactorial diseases has not yet been achieved. AIMS: The objective of this study was to establish usability of WES in determining genetic background of chronic cholestatic liver disease (CLD) in young patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626055/ischemic-stroke-what-does-the-histological-composition-tell-us-about-the-origin-of-the-thrombus
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Peter B Sporns, Uta Hanning, Wolfram Schwindt, Aglaé Velasco, Jens Minnerup, Tarek Zoubi, Walter Heindel, Astrid Jeibmann, Thomas Ulrich Niederstadt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The introduction of stent retrievers allows for a complete extraction and histological analysis of human thrombi. Ischemic stroke is a major health issue, and differentiation of underlying causes is highly relevant to prevent recurrent stroke. Therefore, histopathologic analysis of the embolic clots after removal may provide valuable information about underlying pathologies. This study analyzes histological clot composition and aims to identify specific patterns that might help to distinguish causes of ischemic stroke...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625423/-cryptogenic-organising-pneumonia-as-a-cause-of-chronic-cough
#6
A Barranco Apoita, B de Victoria Fernández, S Martínez Machuca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624331/long-term-detection-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-insertable-cardiac-monitors-in-a-real-world-cryptogenic-stroke-population
#7
Paul D Ziegler, John D Rogers, Scott W Ferreira, Allan J Nichols, Mark Richards, Jodi L Koehler, Shantanu Sarkar
BACKGROUND: The long-term incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke (CS) patients has been explored in carefully controlled clinical trials but real-world data are limited. We investigated the two-year incidence of AF in real-world clinical practice among a large cohort of patients with an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) placed for AF detection following CS. METHODS: Patients in the de-identified Medtronic Discovery™ Link database who received an ICM (Reveal LINQ™) for the purpose of AF detection following CS were included and monitored for up to 2years...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621243/retrospective-evaluation-of-patients-with-organizing-pneumonia-is-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-different-from-secondary-organizing-pneumonia
#8
Saliha Yılmaz, Berna Akıncı Özyürek, Yurdanur Erdoğan, Burcu Cirit Koçer, Funda Demirağ, Yeliz Dadalı, Sertaç Büyükyaylacı Özden
Introduction: Organizing pneumonia (OP) is an uncommon clinic opathological situation among lung diseases. If no underlying cause can be detected, it is named as cryptogenic OP (COP). In this study, the etiologic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed as OP in our hospital in the last ten years were evaluated retrospectively. It was also aimed to make a comparison between COP and secondary OP patients. Materials and Methods: One hundred sixty-five patients diagnosed as OP pathologically in the 10 year period from August 2003 to August 2013 were included into that study...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614198/the-almost-normal-liver-biopsy-presentation-clinical-associations-and-outcome
#9
Thomas W Czeczok, John S Van Arnam, Laura D Wood, Michael S Torbenson, Taofic Mounajjed
Liver biopsies obtained for abnormal liver enzymes or unexplained ascites occasionally appear histologically almost normal. The differential diagnosis for these cases is challenging because literature addressing this topic is lacking. We aimed to establish a differential diagnosis and determine clinical associations and outcomes for almost-normal liver biopsies. Ninety-seven histologically almost-normal liver biopsies were collected from 2 institutions. All cases lacked significant inflammation, fatty change, biliary tract disease, vascular disease, nodular regenerative hyperplasia, iron overload, inherited metabolic or storage disorder, viral hepatitis, or fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609562/cryptogenic-cirrhosis-misunderstood-cause-of-yellow-urticaria
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Mariana Boechat Souza, Teresa Russo, Lilian Mathias Delorenze, Gabriela Castro, Giuseppe Argenziano, Vincenzo Piccolo
We read with great interest the paper by Combalia et al recently appeared on Journal of European Academy of Dermatology(1) . The authors reported two cases of yellow urticaria related to liver cirrhosis, one due to hemochromatosis, and the other one to alcohol(1) . With a total of ten cases reported in literature by now, we considered relevant to report another case we recently came across. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608324/translation-and-validation-of-chronic-liver-disease-questionnaire-cldq-in-tamil-language
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Amit Goel, Karunanithi Arivazhagan, Avani Sasi, Vanathy Shanmugam, Seleena Koshi, Biju Pottakkat, C P Lakshmi, Ashish Awasthi
BACKGROUND: Chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ), a self-administered quality-of-life (QOL) instrument for chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, was originally developed in English language. We aimed to translate and validate CLDQ in Tamil language (CLDQ-T). METHODS: CLDQ-T, prepared by two forward and two backward independent translations by four bilingual (Tamil and English) persons, and repeated iterative modifications, was validated in adult, native-Tamil patients with CLD...
June 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605629/analytic-information-processing-style-in-epilepsy-patients
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Marzia Buonfiglio, Francesco Di Sabato, Silvia Mandillo, Mariarita Albini, Carlo Di Bonaventura, Annateresa Giallonardo, Giuliano Avanzini
Relevant to the study of epileptogenesis is learning processing, given the pivotal role that neuroplasticity assumes in both mechanisms. Recently, evoked potential analyses showed a link between analytic cognitive style and altered neural excitability in both migraine and healthy subjects, regardless of cognitive impairment or psychological disorders. In this study we evaluated analytic/global and visual/auditory perceptual dimensions of cognitive style in patients with epilepsy. Twenty-five cryptogenic temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients matched with 25 idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) sufferers and 25 healthy volunteers were recruited and participated in three cognitive style tests: "Sternberg-Wagner Self-Assessment Inventory", the C...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598780/the-liver-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-is-it-involved
#13
REVIEW
Eldad Ben-Chetrit, Hasan Yazici
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterised by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. It may affect the peritoneum, pleura, synovia and the skin. Usually the liver is intact in FMF. Recently, this concept was challenged by some groups which claimed that hepatitis is a feature of FMF and that non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) and cryptogenic cirrhosis are more common among FMF patients. Scope of this paper is to critically review the relevant literature and to answer the question whether or not the liver is involved in FMF...
June 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598197/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-perspectives-in-diagnosis-and-management
#14
Martina Vasakova, Ferran Morell, Simon Walsh, Kevin Leslie, Ganesh Raghu
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated interstitial lung disease caused by recurrent exposure to one or more offending inducers in genetically susceptible individuals. It mimics other acute and chronic pulmonary diseases and is often misdiagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or another idiopathic interstitial pneumonia if the history of exposure to the inducer is not elicited. We propose a new classification of HP based not only on clinical data but also radiologic and histopathologic findings which might have potential to serve as predictors of disease behaviour and therefore guide management...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596458/prevalence-of-fabry-disease-and-outcomes-in-young-canadian-patients-with-cryptogenic-ischemic-cerebrovascular-events
#15
Sylvain Lanthier, Gustavo Saposnik, Gerald Lebovic, Karen Pope, Daniel Selchen, David F Moore
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous studies reported Fabry disease in 0% to 4% of young patients with cryptogenic ischemic stroke (IS). We sought to determine the prevalence of Fabry and outcomes among young Canadians with cryptogenic IS or transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled individuals aged 18 to 55 with IS or speech or motor TIA, and no cause identified despite predetermined investigation. α-galactosidase-A gene was sequenced for Fabry diagnosis...
June 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580830/thrombocytopenia-and-gba-gene-mutation-in-a-patient-with-adult-type-1-gaucher-disease
#16
Lagen Wan, Hong Wu, Fuyuan Xie, Yijun Nie
A 38-year-old female patient was diagnosed with anemia for 3 years. Medical examination showed slight splenomegaly (250 × 62 mm), thrombocytopenia (platelets 51 × 10(9)/L), anemia (Hb levels 107 g/L), and β-glucocerebrosidase activity (GBA) in leukocytes was lower than normal. Microscopic findings of bone marrow smear demonstrated that Gaucher cells in bone marrow and periodic acid-Schiff staining of them were positive. Sequencing of GBA genomic and cDNA identified one novel homozygous mutation, c.484A> G (p...
June 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579861/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-with-lung-nodules-secondary-to-pulmonary-manifestation-of-crohn-disease
#17
Taufiq Zaman, Joseph Watson, Mohammad Zaman
Crohn disease is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition with gastrointestinal and extraintestinal manifestations in patients. Pulmonary involvement of Crohn disease is one manifestation. There have been case reports which have shown Crohn disease and lung nodules which were noted to be histopathological as cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP). In our case, a 22-year-old woman with Crohn disease was seen with complaints of chest pain and cough. Computed tomographic scan of chest showed multiple bilateral lung nodules, for which biopsy was done, which showed COP...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574934/pfo-closure-for-cryptogenic-stroke-a-review-and-clinical-treatment-algorithm
#18
Harsimran S Singh, Farhan Katchi, Srihari S Naidu
With a high prevalence in the general population of approximately 25%, and a prevalence in the cryptogenic stroke population approaching 40%, the propensity of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) to precipitate or enable stroke, especially in young, otherwise healthy individuals, has been the subject of much debate. With proof of concept achieved via imaging modalities documenting thrombus-in-transit, and the development of minimally-invasive percutaneous approaches to closure, multiple observational studies and, more recently, several completed randomized controlled trials have sought to answer the question of when and in whom PFO closure should occur...
July 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570323/neurologic-complications-of-cardiac-and-aortic-disease
#19
James P Klaas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses neurologic complications that can arise from cardiac and aortic disease and dysfunction. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in the care of patients with cardiac or aortic disease include the use of prolonged cardiac monitoring in cryptogenic stroke and the approval of the use of left atrial appendage closure devices for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation who are not candidates for anticoagulation. Continuing controversy surrounds patent foramen ovale closure, and new evidence indicates that cognitive impairment following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may be less common than previously thought...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570259/propensity-score-matched-comparison-of-the-cera-pfo-occluder-with-the-amplatzer-pfo-occluder-for-percutaneous-closure-of-patent-foramen-ovale-without-echocardiographic-guidance
#20
Mirjam Ulmi, Fabien Praz, George C M Siontis, Andreas Wahl, Stephan Windecker, Heinrich P Mattle, Bernhard Meier
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure has become a routine procedure and was proven to be safe and feasible. In a recently published pooled analysis of randomized trials, percutaneous PFO closure was shown to more effectively reduce recurrent stroke when compared with medical therapy in patients with cryptogenic strokes. However, procedural safety and closure rate are device dependent. METHODS: We performed a propensity-score matched comparison of 28 patients undergoing percutaneous PFO closure using the Cera PFO occluder (CPO) with 28 patients who received the Amplatzer PFO occluder (APO)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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