Ruptured Pulmonary Cystic Echinococcosis Mimicking Tuberculosis in Childhood: A Case Report.

In this report, we present an 8-year-old female patient admitted with cough, fever, and sputum persisting since 2 weeks; her chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) findings initially indicated Tbc, but the follow-up surgery led to a diagnosis of ruptured lung CE. We want to emphasize that in children belonging to places where livestock is common, if respiratory symptoms are observed, CE and tuberculosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis, and the final diagnosis should be supported by other microbiological-serological tests. PMID: 28695838 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research

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ConclusionPET/CT-guided molecular biopsy using Ga-68 labelled radiotracers is feasible and can be performed safely and accurately with a high-diagnostic yield. It is helpful in accurately staging the disease when tracer-avid isolated distant lesion evident on imaging and highly practical in patients with previous inconclusive sampling.
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Pycnodysostosis is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic condition, which causes a decrease in bone remodeling, resulting in different clinical and radiographic manifestations. This case series aims to describe two clinical cases diagnosed at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology of a University on the Northeast of Brazil. There are two complex cases involving osteomyelitis and dental and bone alterations of the jaws. It is concluded that the knowledge of oral and maxillofacial characteristics of this syndrome are required to plan appropriate treatment for patient in order to avoid compli...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Discussion The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) “is an intra-articular but extrasynovial collagenous structure with limited healing capacity that originates in the posteromedial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle and crosses into anteromedially to insert anterior into the intercondylar eminence of tibial articular surface.” It plays an important part as a mechanoreceptor particularly as a proprioceptor. Its main role is to prevent excessive anterior tibial translation, limits varus/valgus stress when the knee is in full extension and some rotary movements of the knee. There are ~120,000 surgeries per year m...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
In Reply We agree with Popkirov that left atrial volume is a better marker of incident atrial fibrillation than atrial diameter; however, we did not have these data available at all of the sites participating in the New Approach Rivaroxaban Inhibition of Factor Xa in a Global Trial Versus ASA to Prevent Embolism in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (NAVIGATE-ESUS) trial. Recently completed and ongoing studies will help determine if our observation has a clinical role and may provide additional data on left atrial size and function. Once all of these data are available, guidelines committees will likely make recommendat...
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
To the Editor In a secondary analysis of the New Approach Rivaroxaban Inhibition of Factor Xa in a Global Trial Versus ASA to Prevent Embolism in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source trial, Healey and colleagues determined that for patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source and left atrial enlargement rivaroxaban treatment was associated with a 74% reduction in recurrent stroke. The authors suggest that left atrial enlargement could become a new determinant in secondary stroke prevention.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study describes the expectations of undergraduate students regarding the characteristics of a democratic university environment. It then goes on to explore whether there are any significant differences among the dimensions of democratic university environment, namely respect for ideas, participation in decision-making, and promotion of tolerance. Last, it examines the effects of certain variables (gender, student club attendance, newspaper reading, and home residence) on student perceptions of their university environment. The results showed that there was a significant difference among three dimensions of democratic ...
Source: International Journal of Educational Development - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
The objectives of this systematic review were to investigate the role of HRM in the assessment of SSc-associated upper GI involvement and to evaluate the correlation between HRM abnormalities and clinical characteristics and the effects of therapeutic interventions on HRM findings. Fifteen articles were included. Most (11/15) studies were of very good or good quality. Most studies assessed correlations between esophageal symptoms and esophageal dysmotility. Two studies assessed the effectiveness of buspirone and reported HRM findings. Studies assessing upper GI symptoms using validated questionnaires, such as the Universit...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The spatial clusters of TB incidence shifted to the rural region and the fringe of the new urban area of Nanchang. Targeted management strategies for urban migrants in the process of urbanization should be strengthened.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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