Atypical Infraglottic Lesion

A cigarette smoker in his 50s with a history of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, colon adenocarcinoma, and hyperuricemia presented with an asymptomatic right vocal fold mass found incidentally during esophagogastroduodenoscopy; he denied fevers or weight loss. What is your diagnosis?
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2019Source: Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 16Author(s): Ajit Sebastian, T.J. Simi Raj, Hilda Yenuberi, Victoria Job, Santosh Varuhghese, Jayaseelan L., Annie Regi
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In conclusion, the use of AAS in supraphysiological doses can change the heart morphology and can lead to serious health consequences.Graphical abstract
Source: Steroids - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: HD presented a more adverse impact on oral health than PD, particularly periodontal disease and oral Candida colonization; however, this impact on oral health appears to be reduced or ameliorated when patients change from HD to PD therapy.
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsElectrocardiographic abnormalities are very common in the general population aged 40 years or older. Only about half of the population had a completely normal electrocardiogram.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLas anomalías electrocardiográficas son muy comunes. El propósito de este estudio es analizar la prevalencia de hallazgos electrocardiográficos anormales y su significado clínico en la población general española de 40 o más años.MétodosSubanálisis del estudio OFRECE; se seleccionó una muestra representativa de la pobla...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The analysed surgical technique seems to decrease the risk of leak without significantly impacting weight loss, and we have noticed in our clinical experience a decrease in the incidence of fistula from the time this measure was adopted. Also the statistical analysis encourage the continuation of experimentation. PMID: 30761827 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in active young adults.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news
This study aimed to determine the body mass index (BMI) of fatal stroke cases amongst young adults, their clinical characteristics and the association with BMI with risk factors. All cases aged 15-44 years where death was attributed to stroke for whom BMI was available were retrieved from the National Coronial Information System (1/1/2009-31/12/2016). 179 cases were identified: haemorrhagic (165), ischaemic (5), thrombotic (6), mycotic (3), embolic (0). Proportions in each BMI category were: underweight (5.6%), normal weight (37.4%), overweight (27.4%), obese (29.6%). There was a significant linear trend in the proportion ...
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Pouwels S, Topal B, Knook MT, Celik A, Sundbom M, Ribeiro R, Parmar C, Ugale S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2, is the most common chronic metabolic disease worldwide and its prevalence has been strongly increasing. Obesity is associated with various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Regarding heart rhythm disorders, obesity is associated with an increase in atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. AF is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity, a...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
​BY NOURA MAHDI; DARRON LEWIS; JEREMY OSBORNE; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 73-year-old man was brought to the emergency department from his nursing home for rectal bleeding and anemia. The patient mentioned he had had episodes of bright red rectal bleeding and constipation for a few months. A colonoscopy had been done prior to the visit, which revealed a large intestine tumor and biopsy confirming adenocarcinoma. He was awaiting an appointment with his surgeon.The patient reported bloody rectal leakage, and a CBC done at the nursing home showed a hemoglobin level of 7.2. He also complained of dyspnea but denied any other s...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Serum CgA is a sensitive and effective noninvasive laboratory test for the clinical detection and management of NETs. Awareness of the pitfalls of the tests in patients with non-NET conditions, particularly chronic diseases and use of certain drugs, is important to be considered during the interpretation of the CgA levels. PMID: 29026467 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
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