Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Zika and Dengue Infected Patients: Lessons Learned From the Co-circulation of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya in Brazil

This study accessed the patients information on demographic characteristics, physical signs and symptoms. Study population This is a cross-sectional and observational study carried out in Brazil during DENV and ZIKV epidemic occurred in 2016. Patients were assisted at the Healthy Unit UPA Coronel Antonino in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil from February to March of 2016. During the study 134 suspected arboviral infection cases were included and submitted to investigation. Patients presenting fever, rash during acute phase of infection (up to the 7th day after disease onset) followed by at least two of the following signals and symptoms: headache, myalgia or arthralgia, conjunctivitis, pruritus, retro-orbital pain and prostration were recruited as suspicion of arboviral infection. Moreover, patients with acute onset of generalized macular or papular rash, pruritus and conjuctival hyperemia were considered as zika suspected cases according to the Brazilian Ministry of Healthy Protocol8. Patients with acute fever presenting two or more of the following signs or symptoms: nausea, vomiting, myalgia, arthralgia, headache, retro orbital pain, petechiae, positive tourniquet test, thrombocytopenia and leucopenia were considered as dengue suspected cases according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health9. An infectious disease physician collected data on demographic characteristics, symptoms and physical signs. Detailed clinical examination was registered immediately after admission and blo...
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We report a case of invasive mucormycosis in 52 year-old woman. CT-scan and magnetic resonance imaging found a partial right sinus thrombosis associated with homolateral ethmoidal and maxillary sinusitis with submucosal inflammation. Histopathological examination of excised tissue was positive for mucormycosis. Our patient was treated by surgical debridement and a combination of amphotericin B and caspofungin, with a good outcome.
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Actas Urológicas Españolas (English Edition)Author(s): O. Yazici, A. Kafkasli, A. Erbin, M. Bilal Hamarat, A. Cubuk, O. Sarilar, K. SaricaAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the effect of JJ stents on SWL treatment of moderate (15–25 mm) renal pelvic stones.Materials and methodsBetween January 2016 and December 2017, a total of 152 adult patients who were planned to undergo SWL for a single radiopaque renal pelvic stone were included in the study. Patients with solitary kidney, congenital abnormality, skeletal tract abnormalities, previous urinary ...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Surgeons' fears at staff performing heart and orthopaedic ops after just 2 years training | Express.co.uk HUNDREDS of medical staff performing heart and orthopaedic procedures after just two years of training need better regulation, says Britain's largest surgical college. www.express.co.uk
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ConclusionsIrregular width and appearance in ILs were identified successfully with within-section reproducibility. The moderate reproducibility across sections needs to be addressed in further studies by more systematic sampling of sections.SignificanceThe proposed protocol identifies irregularities in a reproducible manner and may suggest that irregular ILs could be used in paleopathology to identify pregnancies and diseases.LimitationsThe correlation between the identified irregular ILs and known pregnancies has not been assessed as part of this study.Suggestions for further researchThe identified irregular ILs need to b...
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Authors: Martínez-Acitores D, Hernández Ainsa M, Cortés García L, Bengochea Martínez ML, Palacios Fanlo MJ Abstract Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare entity. Most cases are asymptomatic and are occasionally found during autopsy or laparoscopy. They may sometimes cause relevant clinical problems such as abdominal pain or intra-abdominal bleeding. In this clinical case report, we review the literature in order to decipher the case of a 68-year-old female with an ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma that arose from the peritoneum. The patient was diagnosed after being studied du...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: forty-eight variants were identified in five genes including ABCB4, ABCB11, ATP8B1, SLC4A2 and GPBAR1, twenty-five of which were novel. This study expands the phenotypic and mutational spectrum in genes involved in bile acid homeostasis and highlights the genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity in patients with inherited liver disorders. PMID: 31538484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The objective of this study was to compare the practices of surgeons in France versus other countries regarding the diagnosis and treatment of IIS.HypothesisDiagnostic and therapeutic practices regarding IIS differ between surgeons in France and in other countries.Material and methodsA 21-item questionnaire in French and English was emailed to the 1300 members of the French Arthroscopy Society and to surgeons from countries other than France. The questionnaire collected information on knowledge about IIS (2 items), the frequency of IIS in clinical practice (2 items), the diagnosis of IIS (6 items), the non-operative and su...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess associations linking the type of graft and the method of femoral graft fixation to outcomes in patients older than 50 years at ACL reconstruction.HypothesisThe operative technique is not associated with the clinical outcomes or differential laxity.Material and methodsA multicentre retrospective cohort of 398 patients operated between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015 and a multicentre prospective cohort of 228 patients operated between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2017 were conducted. Mean follow-up was 42.7 months in the retrospective cohort and 14.2 months in ...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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