Reversible Centripetal Cerebral Vasculitis in Pneumococcal Meningitis
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0016-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945004 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0016-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Taichi Nomura Shigehisa Ura Hiroaki Yaguchi Ichiro Yabe Source Type: research

Outcomes of Interferon-free Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Seven Years after Approval and Problems with Drop out during and after Treatment: A Retrospective, Single-center Study
Conclusion Currently, IFN-free treatment is showing great efficacy. However, the incidence of HCC after SVR should continue to be monitored. In this study, the COVID-19 pandemic did not affect treatment outcomes, but it may affect surveillance for post-SVR HCC.PMID:35945005 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0036-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Masaaki Watanabe Hiroaki Yokomori Gen Kitahara Kazuho Uehara Shiori Koyama Tsutomu Minamino Toshikazu Otsuka Toru Kaneko Kumiko Tahara Mitsuhiro Kida Source Type: research

Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0054-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945006 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0054-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tomofumi Hayashi Nobuaki Mori Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Granulomatous-lymphocytic Interstitial Lung Disease in a Patient with CTLA-4 Deficiency
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0076-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCommon variable immunodeficiency (CVID) causes granulomatous-lymphocytic interstitial lung disease (GLILD) and has a poor prognosis. We herein report a case of GLILD in a 49-year-old woman with CTLA-4 deficiency-associated CVID. The patient presented with dyspnea that had worsened over the past two years. A laboratory examination revealed hypoglobulinemia and pancytopenia. Chest computed tomography showed diffuse infiltrative and granular shadows in the bilateral interstitium. A flow cytometric analysis of blood cells and genetic ...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Masashi Nishimura Jun Miyata Tomomi Tanigaki Sakika Nomura Yusuke Serizawa Syunya Igarashi Koki Itou Tomohiro Ohno Yuhei Kurata Yoshifumi Kimizuka Yuji Fujikura Yujin Sekinaka Kanako Sekinaka Susumu Matsukuma Shigeaki Nonoyama Akihiko Kawana Source Type: research

Long-sheath Introducer-assisted Revascularization (L-SHARE) Technique for Treating Large-vessel Occlusion by a Giant Clot
We reported our strategy for revascularizing CCA occlusion by giant clots. A 94-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital because of right hemiparesis and aphasia. CCA occlusion and giant clots were detected on ultrasonography. We performed mechanical thrombectomy using a 9-Fr balloon-guiding catheter, stent retriever, and aspiration catheter through a 9-Fr long-sheath introducer (long-sheath introducer-assisted revascularization [L-SHARE] technique). We successfully recanalized CCA occlusion using this method. The L-SHARE technique might be useful for recanalization of CCA occlusion.PMID:35945008 | DOI:10.2169/intern...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Nobuaki Yamamoto Kazutaka Kuroda Yuki Yamamoto Izumi Yamaguchi Shu Sogabe Kenji Shimada Ryoma Morigaki Yasuhisa Kanematsu Yuishin Izumi Yasushi Takagi Source Type: research

A Novel Development of Sarcoidosis following COVID-19 Vaccination and a Literature Review
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0104-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) is a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine containing nucleoside-modified messenger RNA encoding the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 spike glycoprotein. Recently, ocular complications of mRNA vaccines have been reported increasingly frequently. However, immunological adverse events due to mRNA vaccines in real-world settings are not fully known. We herein report the novel development of sarcoidosis manifested as uveitis, bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, angiotensin-converting enzyme...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tadahisa Numakura Koji Murakami Tsutomu Tamada Chiaki Yamaguchi Chihiro Inoue Shinya Ohkouchi Naoki Tode Hirohito Sano Hiroyuki Aizawa Kei Sato Ayumi Mitsune Hajime Kurosawa Toru Nakazawa Hisatoshi Sugiura Source Type: research

A Case of Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis That Progressed From a Single-system to a Multisystem Form Despite Smoking Cessation: A Case Report
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0139-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA 36-year-old Japanese man presented with cavities and nodular shadows in the lower lobes of his lungs and osteolytic lesions in the thoracic spine. He was diagnosed with multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). Three years earlier, he had been noted to have small cavities and granular lesions noted in the upper lobes of his lungs, which later improved with smoking cessation. It was likely that his single-system pulmonary LCH (PLCH) progressed to multisystem LCH despite smoking cessation. Relapse or progression may occur i...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hiroshi Ishimoto Noriho Sakamoto Mutsumi Ozasa Takeharu Katoh Hidehiro Itonaga Makoto Wataya Daisuke Takao Atsuko Hara Takashi Kido Hiroyuki Yamaguchi Kazuko Yamamoto Yasushi Obase Yuji Ishimatsu Yasushi Miyazaki Hiroshi Mukae Source Type: research

Favorable Management of Repeated Serous Retinal Detachment with Continued Tumor Response in a Patient with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma During Treatment with Pemigatinib: A Case Report
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0150-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPemigatinib is a fibroblast growth factor receptor inhibitor (FGFRi) approved for the treatment of patients with previously treated biliary tract cancer with FGFR2 fusion. Although infrequent, ocular toxicity manifested as serous retinal detachment (SRD) has been observed and is regarded as a serious side effect. We herein report the case of a 54-year-old woman with unresectable cholangiocarcinoma-initiated pemigatinib after failure of gemcitabine plus S-1 (GS). Although the patient experienced repeated SRD after pemigatinib, dose...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Masanobu Yukutake Tsuyoshi Sekito Ichiko Yamakita Hideki Itakura Koki Kabu Shinji Nagata Source Type: research

Autoimmune Gastritis with a Long-term Course of Type B gastritis: A Report of Two Cases
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0195-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAutoimmune gastritis (AIG) typically exhibits the characteristics of type A gastritis and has been classified as a separate disease from type B gastritis that corresponds to Helicobacter pylori gastritis. However, many reports have suggested the involvement of H. pylori infection in the pathogenesis of AIG. In our two cases, the patients' previous gastritis exhibited a clear pattern in which H. pylori gastritis had progressed over many years, but ultimately transitioned to AIG with a spontaneous disappearance. These findings sugge...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Takashi Ihara Noriko Ihara Ryoji Kushima Source Type: research

Clinical Implication of Elevated Circulating Galectin-3 Level on Predicting the Occurrence of Ventricular Arrhythmias
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0225-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945013 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0225-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yuri Nakagawa Naoya Kataoka Teruhiko Imamura Source Type: research

A Rectal Metastasis from Renal Pelvic Cancer
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0258-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945014 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0258-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Naoki Asayama Masahiro Yamane Mayumi Kaneko Shinji Nagata Source Type: research

Aortic Root Dissection Diagnosed by Three-dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0271-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945015 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0271-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yuki Gonda Kenji Harada Hisaya Kobayashi Kazuomi Kario Source Type: research

Tracheal Bronchus
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0308-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945016 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0308-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Yusaku Kajihara Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the Editor: "Clinical Implication of an Elevated Circulating Galectin-3 Level on Predicting the Occurrence of Ventricular Arrhythmias"
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0385-22. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35945017 | DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.0385-22 (Source: Internal Medicine)
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hisaki Makimoto Tina Lin Alexandru Bejinariu Source Type: research

Endobronchial Watanabe Spigot Placement for Hepatic Abscess and Bronchobiliary Fistula Following Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report
Intern Med. 2022 Aug 10. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.0392-22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is an uncommon but severe complication after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, the definitive salvage methods are controversial. We herein report a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma with hepatic abscess and BBF following RFA. We also review previous reports of BBF after RFA. The patient was a man in his 70s who underwent RFA for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in the subphrenic area. Despite percutaneous transhepatic abscess drainage, bilioptysis persisted. Finally, the BBF was occluded ...
Source: Internal Medicine - August 9, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Toshihiko Nishioki Ryo Koyama Hironao Okubo Yuka Fukuo Yusuke Takasaki Toshifumi Yae Takamitsu Banno Kenji Kido Kazuhisa Takahashi Shuichiro Shiina Kenichi Ikejima Source Type: research