Tuberculous esophagomediastinal fistula with concomitant mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm-acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report.

CONCLUSION: We successfully treated a patient with acute upper GI bleeding due to tuberculous esophagomediastinal fistula and mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm using transcatheter coil embolization. PMID: 31114140 [PubMed - in process]
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

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AbstractA 16 ‐year old female presented with persistent, painless swelling of both upper and lower lips, with intermittent spontaneous bleeding, for the past 6 months (Fig.1A). Examination revealed soft, non‐tender, erythematous swollen lips; systemic examination was unremarkable. The differentials to be con sidered in this patient are angioedema, cheilitis granulomatosa, sarcoidosis, Crohn’s disease, infections like tuberculosis, IgG4‐related disease and malignancy.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research
Abstract Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a silent killer that leads to rapid progression of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). High prevalence of HCV infection has been reported in Taiwan, especially in high-risk populations including people who inject drugs (PWID) and patients requiring dialysis. Besides, certain populations merit special considerations due to suboptimal outcome, potential drug-drug interaction, or possible side effect. Therefore, in the second part of this 2-part consensus, the Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL) proposes the treatment recommendations for t...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
HORSHAM, PA, April 24, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced the submission of two supplemental Biologics License Applications (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA), in patients two years of age and older in combination with methotrexate. If approved for these indications, SIMPONI ARIA would be the first anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha biologic agent administered by intravenous infusion ava...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Granuloma in marrow with lurking "Leuk": Two happenstances. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2020 Apr-Jun;63(2):315-318 Authors: Sreeram S, Basavaiah SH, Murali N, Balanthimogru P Abstract Granulomas are described very rarely in marrow biopsies. They have hardly been reported in association with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We herein report two cases of ALL associated with granulomas each at different stage of their clinical course that led to a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. First case was of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed with tuberculosis who presented with bleeding gums during anti-tuberc...
Source: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Indian J Pathol Microbiol Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that it will unveil late-breaking data from its leading cardiovascular and metabolism portfolio during the virtual American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) on March 28-30, 2020. Notably, four late-breaking abstracts for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) will be presented, including data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization.Click to ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
​Paracentesis can be a quick and simple procedure with the right equipment and a well-rehearsed approach. It's important to practice this skill in the procedure lab and to familiarize yourself with the kit in your department a few times a year. This month, we focus on paracentesis set-up and basics, and next month we will review the nuts and bolts of completing the procedure.Important equipment for paracentesis: Five or six collection bottles, antiseptic prep, and a paracentesis kit. Consider longer needles for abdominal walls thicker than 2.5 cm.Grab the ultrasound and a pen. Position your patient at a 45-degree angle, ...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Morbidity and mortality are the highest after rCP, but these patients usually do not have any other chance for healing. We have not performed repeat surgery for incomplete tumour resection in the last 10 years. Comparing our results to the international data, the morbidity after cCP is high, the mortality is similar. PMID: 31813241 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Magyar Sebeszet - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Magy Seb Source Type: research
ConclusionFissurectomy with posterior midline internal sphincterotomy and mucosal anoplasty is safe with minimal complications. It is still a dependable alternative treatment for chronic posterior anal fissures. The fear of keyhole deformity can be well addressed with the added anoplasty.
Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Significant amount of PCLL were malignant in nature with low AFB smear positive rate. R-EBUS guided transbronchial biopsy has high diagnostic yield for PCLL with good safety profile.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Percutaneous chest biopsy proved a high diagnostic yield, especially for malignancy, and is considered very safe when performed by trained physicians.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
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