BMJ Case Rep 2021 Feb 23;14(2). Epub 2021 Feb 23.
Department of Internal Medicine, Suwa Central Hospital, Chino, Nagano, Japan.
Chest 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA;. Electronic address:
Background: Evidence-based guidelines recommend management strategies for malignant pleural effusions (MPE) based on life expectancy. Existent risk-prediction rules do not provide precise individualized survival estimates.Research Question: Can a newly developed continuous risk-prediction survival model for patients with MPE and known metastatic disease provide precise survival estimates?Study Design And Methods: Single-center retrospective cohort study of patients with proven malignancy, pleural effusion, and known metastatic disease undergoing thoracentesis from 2014-2017. Read More
Gastrointest Endosc 2021 Apr 11. Epub 2021 Apr 11.
GRUBI-Grupo de Revisões Sistemáticas, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal; Centro de Matemática e Aplicações (CMA-UBI), Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
Background And Aims: Pancreatic cystic fluid (PCF) analysis is useful to distinguish between different cyst types and guide management. The aim of our study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of glucose level with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in PCF for mucinous cyst diagnosis.Methods: We identified studies with PCF obtained by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) before surgery, with cysts classified as mucinous and nonmucinous according to surgical specimens. Read More
Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2021 Apr-Jun;64(2):382-384
Renopath, Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially life-threatening clinical syndrome characterized by the breakdown of skeletal muscle cells and release of creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and myoglobin into the plasma and interstitial space. Rhabdomyolysis can occur due to a variety of causes and acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of its most dreaded complications occurring in 33%-50% patients. The main pathophysiology of renal injury is due to vasoconstriction, intraluminal casts, tubular obstruction, and direct myoglobin toxicity. Read More
Wiad Lek 2021 ;74(1):90-93
UKRAINIAN MEDICAL DENTAL ACADEMY, POLTAVA, UKRAINE.
Objective: The aim: To define the level of pro- and anti-inflammatory IL-1β, IL-10 in the oral fluid of children with chronic gastroduodenitis, depending on the level of IkBα expression.Patients And Methods: Materials and methods: Studiing the oral fluid and scraping of the gums of 50 children 6-12 years old was carried out to determine the level of IL-1β, IL-10 and IkBα. The children were divided into 3 groups. Read More
AACE Clin Case Rep 2021 Jan-Feb;7(1):40-42. Epub 2020 Dec 28.
University of South Alabama, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Mobile, Alabama.
Objective: To describe the rare occurrence of pediatric Hashimoto encephalopathy in 3 patients.Methods: The patients, 9 to 13 years of age, presented with new-onset seizures and other neurologic symptoms, including hemiplegia, aphasia, and memory loss. Thyroid function tests and thyroid antibodies were measured. Read More