Pulmonary nodules: An unusual onset of HIV infection belatedly diagnosed.

CONCLUSIONS: The best strategy to avoid opportunistic infections such as cryptococcosis in HIV-infected patients consists of an early diagnosis and a highly active antiretroviral treatment. In our case, the diagnosis of a pulmonary infection by C. neoformans var. grubii allowed a late diagnosis of HIV-1 infection. PMID: 31537469 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Similar to previous studies, our results suggest that patients suffering from CLBP differ with regard to the magnitude of mental burden and the presence of physical impairment. These differences ascertain the need for precise targeting of treatment for CLBP. Inpatient pain centers therefore should offer different multimodal therapy pathways and integrate a meaningful triage, taking into account the multifaceted nature of CLBP based on sophisticated knowledge about forms, differences, and relationships among the biopsychosocial components of CLBP. PMID: 31728134 [PubMed - in process]
Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Tosoni A, Paratore M, Piscitelli P, Addolorato G, De Cosmo S, Mirijello A, Internal Medicine Sepsis Study Group Abstract Procalcitonin (PCT) is a circulating polypeptide produced in response to bacterial infections. Studies conducted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting have demonstrated its utility as a biomarker of bacterial infection and sepsis. Thus, PCT is widely used to distinguish between sepsis and SIRS, and to guide antibiotic therapy. At present sepsis represents a frequent diagnosis among patients admitted to Internal Medicine (IM) departments. Basing on the knowledge derived from ICU studie...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Among the AML patients, intermediate-risk NPM1 wt/FLT3-ITDneg/low patients and favorable-risk patients showed similar OS rates. Our results suggested that allo-HCT might have limited clinical benefit for the intermediate-risk NPM1 wt/FLT3-ITDneg/low patients. Well controlled studies are needed to confirm the current results. PMID: 31730679 [PubMed]
Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
We examined US sensitivity for diagnosis of HCC in obese patients. Methods: Liver transplant patients data with HCC in explant was used (January 2012-December 2017). All patients underwent liver US within 3 months of diagnosis of HCC. Number/size of HCC lesions were extracted from radiologic and pathologic reports. Obesity was defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2. Results: One hundred sixteen patients were included. 80% were male, with mean BMI of 31 kg/m2. The most common underlying liver disease was hepatitis C virus (62%). At the time of diagnosis, median number of HCC lesions was 2 (interquartile range [IQR], 1-3), and ...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Mol Hepatol Source Type: research
Alright, probably a horrible and simple question, but I want other opinions: We just took an OSCE, and I was given some interesting advice/directions. The pt had c/c of RUQ pain. Fair. Hx was no problem. Then, I got to the PE. Per our guidelines, I performed soft palpation, deep palpation, painful quadrant rebound tenderness, then for this at least, Murphy's sign. But, on soft palpation, barely touching the pt in RUQ, he flinched w/ pain. Then, I barely hooked my hand into his... Bear with me here – OCSEs
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Is a stent always the answer for people with chest pain? Maybe not. But they do need to do some work, new research finds, including sticking to medication and changing behaviors. www.nbcnews.com Study Finds Limited Benefits of Stent Use for Millions With Heart Disease Stents and coronary artery bypass surgery are no more effective than intensive drug treatment and better health habits in preventing millions of Americans from heart attacks and death, a large study fou...
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Should PainSpecialists strive to cultivate a humble and modest professional demeanor like pediatricians or family practice docs or should we be more “in your face” specialty like plastics, deem, or spine surgery? Imagine if no one Pain dressed up in fancy suits at conference ms and drove fast, expensive cars and instead just cane “as you are” in comfortable Dad jeans and JCPenny shirts and ties? Would purposely presenting ourselves this improve the specialty’s reputation and would... Cultivating a humble and modest professional demeanor
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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Keisuke Tanaka, Leah Mayne, Akram Khalil, David Baartz, Lars Eriksson, Sally-Anne Mortlock, Grant Montgomery, Brett McKinnon, Akwasi A AmoakoAbstractEndometriosis affects a large proportion of women during their reproductive years and is associated with pain and infertility, also affecting psychological wellbeing and quality of life. The pathogenesis of the disease remains unclear, although it is believed to be multifactorial. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) consists of a number of l...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Marie-José Roos-Blom, Dave Dongelmans, Willemke Stilma, Jan Jaap Spijkstra, Evert de Jonge, Nicolette de KeizerAbstractPurposeHalf of the patients experience pain during their ICU stay which is known to influence their outcomes. Nurses and physicians encounter organizational barriers towards pain assessment and treatment. We aimed to evaluate the association between adequate pain management and nurse to patient ratio, bed occupancy rate, and fulltime presence of an intensivist.Materials and methodsWe performed unadjusted an...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
We describe medical evacuations analyzed from the US Air Force Transportation Command Regulating and Command &Control Evacuation System (TRAC2ES).MethodsWe performed a retrospective review of all TRAC2ES medical records for medical evacuations from the AFRICOM theater of operations conducted between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2018. We abstracted free text data entry in TRAC2ES for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions performed prior to the patient movement request.ResultsDuring this time, there were 963 cases recorded in TRAC2ES originating within AFRICOM. 961 records were complete for analysis. Most patients...
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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