Dexamethasone Therapy in Symptomatic Chronic Subdural Hematoma (DECSA –R): A Retrospective Evaluation of Initial Corticosteroid Therapy versus Primary Surgery

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Source: Journal of Neurotrauma - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Cutaneous vasculopathy related to the skin, such as livedo reticularis and ulcers of torpid evolution due to cutaneous vasculopathy are extremely rare. Thus, it is necessary to include skin ulcers as one of the phenotypic manifestations of NF-1. PMID: 31730516 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This outbreak highlighted communication failures, from hunters to consumers. Awareness should be raised on the relation between trichinellosis and game meat. Trichinella species detection is important for adequate outbreak recording and could contribute to better understanding the clinical and serological signs of T. britovi infection. PMID: 31732242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
ConclusionWe suggest using the term ‘drug-induced intracranial hypertension’ (DIIH) and propose a set of diagnostic criteria for DIIH. Our review attempts to identify DIIH-associated drugs based on a strict diagnostic and drug-causality algorithm, then stratify them into appropriate risks categories. This may ultimately assist phy sicians in counselling patients about the risk of DIIH when prescribing medications and recognizing this uncommon yet sight-threatening condition.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Opinion statementThe optimal management of advanced stageBRAF-mutated melanoma is widely debated and complicated by the availability of several different regimens that significantly improve outcomes but have not been directly compared. While there are many unanswered questions relevant to this patient population, the major uncertainty in current practice is the choice between BRAF/MEK inhibitors or immunotherapy for those with previously untreated metastatic or high-risk disease. Decisions regarding first line therapy should include consideration of patient preference as well as the presence of symptomatic metastatic disea...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeDry eye disease (DED) is a highly prevalent ocular condition with a significant burden on affected patients. Regardless of the underlying etiology, DED is associated with increased ocular surface inflammation. We investigated the safety and efficacy of a short-term treatment with topical low dose hydrocortisone in patients with chronic DED and ocular surface inflammation.MethodsA total of 60 patients (mean age 51  ± 14 years) with chronic DED and conjunctival hyperemia greater than grade 2 on the Efron scale were included. Patients were randomized to receive either preservative...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractPatients with pemphigus and bullous pemphigoid (BP) have potential risk factors for osteoporosis and/or fractures. To determine whether pemphigus and BP are associated with osteoporosis and fractures in the US, a  cross-sectional study of 198,102,435 adults was performed, including 4506 with pemphigus and 8864 with BP from the 2006–2012 National Emergency Department Sample, a 20% sample of emergency care visits throughout the US. Pemphigus was associated with higher odds (multivariate logistic regression ; adjusted odds ratio [95% confidence intervals]) of osteopenia (2.20 [1.59–3.05]), osteop...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
A 74-year-old woman with a prior history of tobacco use presented with a chronic cough productive of clear sputum. She carried a diagnosis of asthma for the past 20 years but had minimal improvement in symptoms despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists. Her medical history was remarkable for gastroesophageal reflux disease that resolved after an esophageal fundoplication.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We present a 48 year-old active duty physician who initially presented in 2007 with dyspnea and cough. Despite the absence of variable obstruction on spirometry, a clinical diagnosis of asthma was made. The patient's symptoms were temporized with inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators, titrated to his symptoms, until eventual therapeutic failure resulted in re-referral to pulmonary. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed ground-glass nodules and patchy airspace opacities with evidence of thoracic lymphadenopathy. A positron emission tomography CT (PET CT) showed diffuse adenopathy throughout his thorax and abdomen with...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Viewpoints Source Type: research
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