A Serious Diagnosis Lacking Common Symptoms
BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the region nor any history of fecal or urinary incontinence, IV drug use, or saddle anesthesia.His vital signs were an oral temperature of 98.3°F, a heart rate of 70 bpm, a blood pressure of 113/60 mm Hg, a respiratory rate of 16 bpm, and a pulse oximetry of 98% on room air.The patient also complained of numbness in his left foot and severe pain and weakness upon flexion and extension of his left knee and hip. No other abnormalities were noted. An ECG was negative, as was the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine CT without contrast.The patient was given fentanyl 50 mcg IV for pain relief, and reported improvement, but he complained of weakness on flexion and extension of his left hip and left ankle. A stroke code was called, and the teleneurologist said the findings suggested a peripheral defect not related to a CVA.An MRI of the lumbar spine without contrast fou...
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[Necrotizing fasciitis in the head and neck region-three case reports and a review of the literature]. HNO. 2020 Jul 02;: Authors: Huber L, Budjan J, Rotter N, Lammert A Abstract Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening, usually bacterial, soft tissue infection that rarely affects the head and neck region. Rapid progression and systemic illness are typical for the disease and complicate diagnosis. Immediate surgical and antimicrobial therapy is required. Three cases of cervicofacial NF are presented in this case report. All patients showed a rapidly progressing, painful swelling ...
Conclusions: We demonstrated a workflow for HIFU treatment of the porcine pancreas in-vivo under MRI-guidance. This development bears significance for the development of MR-guided HIFU interventions on the pancreas as the pig is the preferred animal model for the translation of pre-clinical research into clinical application. PMID: 32619373 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: RFA-EMT, a new technique, is safe and effective for women with HMB or AUB for which medical therapy has failed. PMID: 32619371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Li Y, Wang D, Li X Abstract Lung cancer has attracted a lot of attention because of its high morbidity and mortality. The emergence of RFA provides a new treatment for unresectable NSCLC patients. In addition to killing in situ lung tumors, RFA also provides new immuno-activated antigens, for the treatment of lung cancer. It changes the tumor microenvironment and activates the entire immune system of patients. The peripheral blood cell count is easy to achieve and the blood cells are important in tumor immunity, which changes after RFA. On the one hand, the changes in blood cells identify the immune change...
Authors: Ambrosino P, Di Minno A, Maniscalco M, Di Minno MND Abstract The rapidly increasing number of studies on the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) indicate that this viral agent can cause the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a syndrome with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from a mild disease with flu-like symptoms to a life-threatening condition that requires specialized management at Intensive Care Units (ICU). Critical patients with COVID-19 have a high risk of thromboembolic complications, as expressed by a Padua prediction score always ≥4. Moreover...
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): John E. Farey, Vincent V.G. An, Verinder Sidhu, Sascha Karunaratne, Ian A. Harris
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2020Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): Sang Ki Lee, Sung Gul Kim, Won Sik Choy
Abstract Previous studies evaluating staging methods of lung cancer have focused on mediastinal disease. We explored the added value of endoscopic techniques after PET scan in the evaluation of N1 nodal stations in 276 patients with a radiologically normal mediastinum demonstrating a potential stage shift in 20% of patients. PMID: 32613092 [PubMed]
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