[Non-infective endocarditis]. Rev Med Interne. 2018 Jun 11;: Authors: Le Bot A, Jégo P, Donal E, Flécher E, Revest M, Tattevin P Abstract Non-infective endocarditis, also referred to as non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis, represent a wide range of rare pathologies, often severe. This review gathered the data available in the literature, to decipher the major information collected on the pathophysiology, the diagnosis and the treatment of these heterogeneous diseases, often misdiagnosed. Characteristics of non-infective endocarditis are similar to infective endocarditis in terms of valvular lesions (mostly left-sided, with regurgitations and vegetations), and their complications (embolism). The diagnosis of non-infective endocarditis is usually considered in patients with blood culture-negative endocarditis. Beyond the usual suspects - marastic endocarditis and systemic lupus erythematosus - which represent more than 75% of the cases, Behçet disease and hypereosinophilic syndrome are the main causes of non-infective endocarditis. More seldomly, rheumatoid arthritis, adult-onset Still disease, allergy to pork in patients with valvular procine bioprosthesis, systemic scleroderma, Cogan or Sneddon syndrome should be suspected. Diagnostic approach is based on history and physical examination, with a special focus on extra-cardiac manifestations, as well as echocardiography, and computed tomography. Treatment relies on intensiv...
ConclusionIt is difficult to distinguish amputation neuroma from malignant tumors because radiological findings of a neuroma mimic findings of malignancy. Intraoperative diagnosis is necessary to select an appropriate surgical procedure due to the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis.
ConclusionsPhysicians should be alert of this tumor despite its rarity because diagnostic delays increase mortality. In this report, we summarize the features that differentiate PPAS from PE and the importance of imaging in diagnosing the tumor.
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Şehrazat Evirgen, Halil Tolga Yüksel, Gökçe Yüksel, Barış Kaki, Kıvanç KamburoğluAbstractObjectiveTo identify the prevalence and radiological characteristics of intravertebral pneumatocysts (IVP), degenerative joint disease (DJD), and ponticulus posticus (PP) in the cervical spine using CBCT images. The correlations between the presence of these lesions, and the correlations of the lesions to patient age and sex, were also evaluated.Study DesignCBCT images obta...
This study aimed to compare short- and long-term results for patients undergoing either aortic valve-sparing reimplantation (David) procedure (AVr-D) or biological aortic root replacement (Bentall) procedure (ARr-B-bio) for aortic root pathology.MethodsWe compared outcomes for patients who underwent AVr-D (n = 261) or ARr-B-bio (n = 150) between 2000 and 2015 at our institution. The mean age of patients was 55 ± 13 years and 21.7% (n = 89) were female. ARr-B-bio patients were significantly older than AVr-D patients (58 ± 10 vs 53&thins...
ConclusionsBronchodilator dose responsiveness may be useful for phenotyping and may be of utility in practice and future studies focused on asthma outcomes or quantification of treatment responses. In children and adolescents, this phenotype of poor bronchodilator responsiveness may be associated with periods of relatively stable disease yet marked airway constriction in response to triggers, including tobacco smoke, respiratory infections/pneumonia, and aeroallergens.
ConclusionWe applied the ALDEN score to the claims database to identify possible culprit drugs for SJS and TEN in South Korea. This approach could shed light on research and policymaking for drug adverse reactions.
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Luis Caraballo, Mahapatra Shayan, Ves Dimov, Frank J. Eidelman
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Publication date: Available online 9 October 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Nannan Lai, Luyao Liu, Li Lin, Chaoqun Cui, Ying Wang, Qing Min, Ermeng Xiong, Wenjie Wang, Wenjing Ying, Qinhua Zhou, Jia Hou, Jinqiao Sun, Ji-Yang Wang, Xiaochuan Wang