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Novel Short Peripheral Catheter Design for Prevention of Thrombophlebitis.

J Thromb Haemost 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Background: Short peripheral catheters (SPCs) are the most common intravenous device in today's medical practice. Short peripheral catheter thrombophlebitis (SPCT) occurs in up to 80% of hospitalized patients. symptoms appear on average 3 days after catheter insertion and can lead to extended hospitalization and increased related costs. Read More

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December 2018

Focus on neuro-Behçet's disease: A review.

Neurol India 2018 Nov-Dec;66(6):1619-1628

Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology, Neurological Clinic, Trieste, Italy.

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic vasculitis disorder of almost unknown etiology, which involves small and large vessels and affects both veins and arteries. BD is characterized by recurrent oral aphthae (the main and most recurrent symptoms), genital ulcers, variable skin lesions, arthritis, uveitis, and thrombophlebitis. Other reported symptoms concern the involvement of the gastrointestinal and the central nervous system. Read More

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December 2018

Lemierre's syndrome: One rare disease-Two case studies.

J Clin Pharm Ther 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Touro College of Pharmacy, New York, New York.

What Is Known And Objective: Lemierre's syndrome is often misdiagnosed as a common cold or viral infection. Fusobacterium necrophorum is the most common causative organism. The recommended treatment regimen is 6 weeks of a beta-lactam antibiotic along with metronidazole. Read More

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November 2018

Improved Detection of Culprit Pathogens by Bacterial DNA Sequencing Affects Antibiotic Management Decisions in Severe Pneumonia.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 26;19:1405-1409. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

BACKGROUND Severe pneumonia requiring admission to an intensive care unit carries high morbidity and mortality. Evidence-based management includes early administration of empiric antibiotics against plausible bacterial pathogens while awaiting results of microbiologic cultures. However, in over 60% of pneumonia cases, no causative pathogen is identified with conventional diagnostic techniques. Read More

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November 2018
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Infections of the Neck.

Emerg Med Clin North Am 2019 Feb;37(1):95-107

Department of Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 11234 Anderson Street MC A-108, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA. Electronic address:

Infection of the neck is a relatively common emergency department complaint. If not diagnosed and managed promptly, it may quickly progress to a life-threatening infection. These infections can result in true airway emergencies that may require fiberoptic or surgical airways. Read More

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February 2019
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Prevention of Thrombophlebitis in Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: The Butterfly Effect.

Anesth Analg 2018 Dec;127(6):1287-1288

From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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December 2018

[Anticoagulation in patients with venous thromboembolism: What have been the most important changes within the last 10 years?]

MMW Fortschr Med 2018 11;160(Suppl 3):44-49

CCB Studienzentrum GmbH, Im Prüfling 23, D-60389, Frankfurt, Deutschland.

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November 2018
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The Evaluation of the Relationship between sTREM-1, VEGF-B, and VEGF Gene Expression Levels with Disease Activity of Behçet's Patients.

Dis Markers 2018 21;2018:2649392. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

Department of Rheumatology, Celal Bayar University, Turkey.

Background: There is no specific marker that shows the disease activity in Behçet's disease.

Aim: In this study, we aimed to investigate VEGF-B and VEGF gene expressions and sTREM-1 levels in association with the activation of Behçet's disease.

Study Design: Case-control study. Read More

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October 2018

Lemierre's Syndrome.

Oman Med J 2018 Nov;33(6):523-526

Radiology Department, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Lemierre's syndrome is a rare, life-threatening condition, which may be fatal if not properly treated. This disease refers to thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, which is the result of bacterial sore throat infection (usually in the form of pharyngitis) that extends into the parapharyngeal space. However, it can result from other infective foci in the ear, nose, parotid glands, and paranasal sinuses. Read More

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November 2018
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Thrombophlebitis of the Right Renal Capsular Vein during the Early Postpartum Period.

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2018 9;2018:3096468. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Osaka Saiseikai Nakatsu Hospital, 2-10-39 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012, Japan.

Venous thrombophlebitis is an uncommon cause of fever and lower abdominal pain during the early postpartum period. It mostly occurs in the right ovarian vein, and computed tomography (CT) is useful for diagnosis. We present a case of thrombophlebitis of the renal capsular vein. Read More

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October 2018
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Septic superficial thrombophlebitis in Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Vascular Surgery , KAT General Hospital , Athens , Greece.

This is a rare case of a young patient with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome that presented with extensive septic superficial thrombophlebitis of the lower extremity. Treatment included intravenous antibiotics based on cultures, anticoagulant therapy as well as surgical removal of thrombi. Read More

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November 2018
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Treatment of Lower Extremity Superficial Thrombophlebitis.

JAMA 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Clinical Question: Which treatments for lower extremity superficial thrombophlebitis (ST) are associated with lower rates of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) vs placebo?

Bottom Line: A dose of 2.5 mg of fondaparinux administered subcutaneously once daily for 45 days is associated with fewer cases of symptomatic VTE without an increase in major bleeding vs placebo. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with lower rates of ST extension or recurrence vs placebo, but data regarding symptomatic VTE remain inconclusive. Read More

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November 2018
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Catheter-Related Bacteremia and Septic Thrombosis: The Role of Anticoagulation Therapy and Duration of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Oct 1;5(10):ofy249. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Employee Health, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Catheter-related septic thrombosis is suspected in patients with persistent central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) after 72 hours of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. The clinical diagnosis and management of this entity can be challenging as limited data are available. We retrospectively studied the clinical characteristics of patients with catheter-related septic thrombosis and the outcomes related to different management strategies. Read More

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October 2018
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Radiofrequency Ablation of the Marginal Venous System in Patients with Venous Malformations.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2018 Oct 29. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauss Allee 11, 93053, Regensburg, Germany.

Purpose: To evaluate radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for closure of marginal veins in pediatric and adult patients with venous malformations.

Materials And Methods: Medical records, imaging and procedure details were retrospectively reviewed in patients who underwent RFA of the marginal vein in a 17-month period. Additional sclerotherapy (n = 19) and coil embolization of the marginal vein were performed (n = 2). Read More

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October 2018
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Rare and life-threatening complication after an attempted lower third molar extraction: Lemierre syndrome.

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2018 Oct 29:e1-e3. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Maxillofacial Surgery Operative Unit, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, 'San Salvatore' City Hospital , L'Aquila , Italy.

Lemierre's syndrome is also known as the forgotten disease, and is a rare but life-threatening complication that can arise after surgical extractions of infected mandibular third molars. Owing to its rarity, oral and maxillofacial surgeons might not immediately recognise or can underestimate the pathological signs, and consequently do not apply the appropriate therapy to treat the syndrome. Here, we report on the occurrence and management of a case of Lemierre's syndrome, where the complications affected the right sigmoid sinus. Read More

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October 2018
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Platelet reactivity in diabetic patients with invasive liver abscess syndrome.

Infect Drug Resist 2018 9;11:1669-1676. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Pharmacology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Objective: Platelets catalyze the development of hyperinflammation and microthrombosis and contribute to increases in accumulation of circulating platelet-leukocyte complex, the key event in the development of disseminated infection.

Subjects And Methods: To determine the relationships of platelet activity in diabetic patients with invasive liver abscess syndrome (IKLAS), a total of 175 diabetic patients with community-acquired (KP) bacteremia were included in this study. We compared the platelet reactivity of 40 patients with IKLAS, 40 patients with non-IKLAS, and eight healthy controls using a whole-blood flow cytometry-based assay. Read More

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October 2018
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Multiple pyomyositis secondary to septic thrombophlebitis.

Med Clin (Barc) 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, España; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER), Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, España.

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October 2018
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an unusual cause of septic thrombophlebitis in an injection drug user.

New Microbes New Infect 2018 Nov 12;26:89-91. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Infection, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.

The clinical spectrum of human disease caused by is poorly described, partly as a result of historical difficulties with microbial identification. With the introduction of powerful new technologies, such as matrix-assisted desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry, into routine microbiology laboratories, new insights into diseases caused by such organisms are being made. Here we report a case of septic thrombophlebitis with bacteraemia caused by this organism, together with a retrospective description of laboratory isolation of this organism over a period of 6 years in a hospital in London, UK. Read More

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November 2018
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Venous Malformations: Phleboliths Correlate With the Presence of Arteriovenous Microshunts.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018 Dec 9;211(6):1390-1396. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

1 Department of Radiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Franz-Josef-Strauβ-Allee 11, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.

Objective: The objective of this study was to identify differences between venous malformations (VMs) with arteriovenous (AV) microshunts and VMs without AV microshunts.

Materials And Methods: In this retrospective study, 83 patients with untreated VMs of the extremities underwent a prospectively defined MRI protocol performed at 3 T. MR images were reviewed to determine localization and extent of each VM and tissue involvement. Read More

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December 2018
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Ovarian necrosis due to septic thrombophlebitis: A case report.

Case Rep Womens Health 2018 Oct 8;20:e00078. Epub 2018 Sep 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Puerta del Sur Hospital, Av Carlos V, 70, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

The incidence of systemic infection attributed to group A streptococci (GAS) is increasing, mainly in postpartum women. Such infections require multidisciplinary management and prompt treatment, but an atypical presentation can delay diagnosis. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman admitted to the emergency department for evaluation. Read More

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October 2018
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[Headache: consider cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 08 16;162. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Radboudumc, afd. Radiologie, Nijmegen.

A 38-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of progressive headache and acute onset of left-sided hemiparesis. Neurological examination showed bradyphrenia and intermittent left hemiparesis. Brain neuroimaging revealed cavernous sinus thrombosis, subdural empyema, pathological vessel-wall enhancement of the right middle cerebral artery and ischaemia in the right striatum. Read More

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August 2018
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Initial outcomes of endovenous laser ablation with 1940 nm diode laser in the treatment of incompetent saphenous veins.

Authors:
Insoo Park

Vascular 2018 Sep 7:1708538118797860. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Charm Vein Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Objectives To investigate the initial outcomes of 1940 nm diode laser in the treatment of incompetent saphenous veins. Methods This was a prospective observational study. We treated 89 patients with 160 incompetent saphenous veins using a 1940 nm diode laser and bare fiber. Read More

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September 2018
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Facial vein thrombophlebitis: A case report and literature review.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Oct 16;113:298-301. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, "Haemek" Medical Center, Afula, Israel. Electronic address:

Septic thrombophlebitis of the facial vein (STFN) commonly presents with facial erythema, tenderness, and swelling above the involved vessel. Due to its rarity, diagnosis and treatment remain a challenge. Lemierre syndrome (LS), which consists of a triad of internal jugular vein thrombophlebitis, septicemia, and distant septic emboli, is a more common entity of which physicians are more familiar. Read More

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October 2018
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Senile Lemierre syndrome complicated with descending necrotizing mediastinitis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(35):e11903

Department of Stomatology, the First People's Hospital of Changzhou, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Rationale: Senile patients with LS complicated with DNM are rarely seen in clinical practice, and extensive cervical incision and drainage plus administration of effective antibiotics are the basis for treatment. Currently, the treatment controversy mainly has focused on whether mediastinal incision and drainage is necessary for patients with type I DNM, and whether anticoagulation therapy is required for jugular venous emboli and distant metastatic emboli induced by LS.

Patient Concerns: A female, 76 years old, developed pain of tonsil on right side 5 days ago, and felt that the pain aggravated complicated with dysphagia and swelling pain of neck on both sides since then. Read More

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August 2018
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Pylephlebitis Caused by Actinomyces Bacteremia.

Cureus 2018 Jun 26;10(6):e2887. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, USA.

Pylephlebitis is a thrombophlebitis of the portal vein or its branches, which usually occurs as a complication of intra-abdominal infections that are drained by the portal vein, most commonly as a result of diverticulitis or appendicitis. Diagnosis of pylephlebitis is achieved by visualizing a portal vein thrombosis in a patient with bacteremia or a recent intra-abdominal infection. Many microorganisms have been reported to cause this infection. Read More

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June 2018
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An Unusual Case of Deep Vein Thrombosis After Orthognathic Surgery: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jul 30. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Member of Kerman Dental and Oral Diseases Research Center; Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran. Electronic address:

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is caused primarily by obstruction of blood flow in the deep veins in the lower limbs. It is a form of thrombophlebitis and can be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. This report describes an unusual case of DVT in a 21-year-old woman with Class III malocclusion who underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery (bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and Le Fort I osteotomy) under general anesthesia. Read More

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July 2018
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Acinetobacter in Veterinary Medicine with emphasis on A. baumannii.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2018 Aug 22. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Bern, Länggassstrasse 122, 3012 Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Acinetobacter spp. are aerobic, rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria belonging to the Moraxellaceae family of the class Gammaproteobacteria and are considered ubiquitous organisms. Among them, Acinetobacter baumannii is the most clinically significant species with an extraordinary ability to accumulate antimicrobial resistance and survive in the hospital environment. Read More

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August 2018
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Venous Thrombosis Secondary to Acute Cytomegalovirus Infection in an Immunocompetent Host: Consideration for New Screening Guidelines.

Cureus 2018 Jun 5;10(6):e2742. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Hematology and Oncology, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, USA.

Serious thrombotic complications associated with an acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients are becoming increasingly recognized. While typically asymptomatic and self-limiting, an acute CMV infection appears to demonstrate a rare propensity for a vascular thrombosis, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), thrombophlebitis, and pulmonary embolism (PE). It remains unclear whether other predisposing factors play a role in its pathogenesis. Read More

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June 2018
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[The treatment of Lemierre syndrome associated with cervical necrotizing fascitis].

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Aug;53(8):552-554

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First People's Hospital of Changzhou, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou Jiangsu 213000, China.

Lemierre syndrome is a rare, potentially fatal condition characterized by internal jugular vein thrombosis following an acute oropharyngeal infection, often accompanied with cervical necrotizing fasciitis. This paper reviews 5 cases of Lemierre syndrome with cervical necrotizing fasciitis, extensive cervical drainage and sufficient antibiotics is crucial treatment for Lemierre syndrome, anticoagulation combined with antibiotics is safe and effective for propagation or nonresolution of the thrombus. Read More

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[Right spermatic vein thrombosis. Revision of literature regarding a specific case].

Rev Int Androl 2018 Jan - Mar;16(1):38-41. Epub 2017 Apr 14.

Servicio de Urología, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.

Acute thrombophlebitis of spermatic vein is an unusual pathology involving, in most of the cases, the left side, and whose etiology remains uncertain. Most of them are found during a a differential diagnosis in acute testicular pain. We introduce the case of a 29 years old male with abusive cocaine consumption, admitted to hospital due to severe testicular pain. Read More

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April 2017
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Atypical Presentation of Lemierre's Syndrome Causing Septic Shock and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 2;2018:5469053. Epub 2018 Jul 2.

Department of Medicine, Michigan State University, 804 Service Road, Room B301, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.

Lemierre's disease is a rare but life-threatening condition characterized by an oropharyngeal infection complicating with thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and disseminated abscesses. We are presenting a case of a young female who initially presented with fevers, chills, sore throat, and swollen neck later developed progressively worsening shortness of breath along with sudden onset pleuritic chest pain. She then developed progressively worsening acute hypoxic respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Read More

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July 2018
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Formulation Development and Characterization of Nanoemulsion-Based Formulation for Topical Delivery of Heparinoid.

J Pharm Sci 2018 Nov 25;107(11):2883-2890. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Center for Drug Delivery Research, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341. Electronic address:

Heparinoid is commonly used for the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis, a condition wherein inflammation and clotting occurs in the veins below the skin surface. However, stratum corneum is a major barrier that limits the delivery of hydrophilic heparinoid, in and across the skin. The aim of the present study was to develop a nonirritant topical formulation for heparinoid incorporating chemical penetration enhancers and investigate the delivery of heparinoid across the human epidermis using in vitro vertical Franz diffusion cells. Read More

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November 2018
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Cone beam computed tomography-guided transpterygoidal aspiration of a carotid space abscess in Lemierre's syndrome.

Radiol Case Rep 2018 Jun 30;13(3):618-621. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Department of Neurology, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA.

Lemierre's syndrome results from anaerobic bacterial thrombophlebitis of the cervical venous vasculature, occasionally complicated by deep neck space abscesses, sepsis, septic emboli, vascular occlusions, or mycotic aneurysms. Fastidious organisms, such as , may be slow to respond to intravenous antibiotic therapy, prompting a need for more aggressive source control. Concomitant vascular occlusions and mycotic aneurysms present difficult decisions regarding anticoagulation, and the anatomy involved implies important technical considerations for intervention. Read More

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June 2018
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Thrombophlebitis of superior mesenteric vein with bacteremia of Gemella sanguinis and Streptococcus gordonii.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2018 Jun 27. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea. Electronic address:

Pylephlebitis is a condition with thrombophlebitis of the portal mesenteric venous system. Herein, we report a patient suggesting odontogenic bacteremia as a risk factor of pylephlebitis. He was diagnosed as superior mesenteric vein thrombophlebitis, and blood cultures grew Gemella sanguinis and Streptococcus gordonii. Read More

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June 2018
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Specific dynamic of serum procalcitonin in critically ill patients affected by Gram-negative bacilli septic thrombophlebitis.

Crit Care 2018 Jul 23;22(1):178. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, University of Rome Sapienza, Viale del Policlinico 155, Rome, Italy.

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Lemierre's syndrome and 2016 American College of Physician guidelines for pharyngitis: no to empiric coverage for bacterial pharyngitis. While no role for routine Fusobacterium PCR, keep suspicion for this pathogen.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jul 19;2018. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, Sparrow Hospital, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

An 18-year-old woman presented to clinic with acute pharyngitis with 4/4 Centor criteria. Rapid streptococcal antigen test was negative. The patient, who was allergic to penicillin, was prescribed azithromycin. Read More

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July 2018
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Tumor thrombus in the large veins draining primary pelvic osteosarcoma on cross sectional imaging.

Eur J Radiol 2018 Aug 21;105:49-55. Epub 2018 May 21.

Division of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Street, Unit 0087, Houston, TX, 77030, United States. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate the frequency of tumor thrombus in the large veins draining primary pelvic osteosarcoma on early cross-sectional imaging studies and its effect on patient survival.

Materials And Methods: Our retrospective study included all patients with primary pelvic osteosarcoma treated at our facility between January 2000 and May 2014, who were ≤ 45 years of age, and had adequate imaging studies and clinical follow up. Four radiologists evaluated for tumor in the large draining veins on initial CT, MRI and PET/CTs. Read More

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August 2018
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Phenytoin versus levetiracetam as prophylaxis for postcraniotomy seizure in patients with no history of seizures: systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Neurosurg 2018 Jul 13:1-8. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine; and.

OBJECTIVE De novo seizure following craniotomy (DSC) for nontraumatic pathology may adversely affect medical and neurological outcomes in patients with no history of seizures who have undergone craniotomies. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are commonly used prophylactically in patients undergoing craniotomy; however, evidence supporting this practice is limited and mixed. The authors aimed to collate the available evidence on the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam monotherapy and compare it with that of the classic AED, phenytoin, for DSC. Read More

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July 2018
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Correction to: A challenging case of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae septic thrombophlebitis and right mural endocarditis successfully treated with ceftazidime/avibactam.

Infection 2018 Jul 10. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

The given names and family names of all authors were transposed in the original publication. The original article has been corrected. Read More

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Lemierre Syndrome in Adolescent with Active Ulcerative Colitis.

Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol Nutr 2018 Jul 28;21(3):214-217. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a well-recognized risk factor for thrombotic events in adults but data on children are scarce. In the great majority of adult patients, thrombotic events are usually deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Other sites such as jugular veins are extremely rare. Read More

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July 2018
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Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan in the evaluation of refractory puerperal fever: impact on management.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2018 Sep 6:1-6. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

a Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive sciences , Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University , Tel Aviv , Israel.

Introduction: Computed tomography (CT) imaging should be employed judiciously, given its cost, use of intravenous contrast, and ionizing radiation. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical benefit of a CT scan in the evaluation of refractory puerperal fever and to identify the appropriate candidates for its use.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single tertiary care center between January 2007 to April 2017. Read More

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September 2018
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The co-existence of Lemierre's syndrome and Bezold's abscesses due to Streptococcus constellatus: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(26):e11228

Department of Infection Control and Prevention, Kurume University School of Medicine.

Rationale: The ancient infectious diseases, Lemierre's Syndrome and Bezold's Abscesses are rare.

Patient Concerns: A 70-year-old Japanese woman with a 15-year history of Parkinson's disease was referred to our hospital due to fever, occipital headache and bilateral shoulder pain that had continued for three months. She had been prescribed prednisolone due to a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica. Read More

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June 2018
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Managing pulmonary embolism secondary to suppurative deep vein thrombophlebitis due to community-acquired in a resource-poor setting.

J Postgrad Med 2018 Jul-Sep;64(3):164-169

Department of Pediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism are rare and life threatening emergencies in children. We report an 11-year old female who presented with acute complaints of high grade fever, pain in the left thigh and inability to walk and breathlessness since 6 days. On physical examination, there was a diffuse tender swelling of the left thigh, tachypnea, tachycardia with hyperdynamic precordium and bilateral basal crepitations. Read More

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June 2018
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Acute parotitis due to MRSA causing Lemierre's syndrome.

Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 May 31;2018(5):omx056. Epub 2018 May 31.

Liverpool NIHR Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GA, UK.

We report a case of septic thrombophlebitis of the right internal jugular vein linked with right-sided acute parotitis caused by methicillin-resistant (MRSA) in a patient who had recently undergone a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. Our case is unique because acute parotitis is a less-recognized cause of Lemierre's syndrome, never previously linked with MRSA infection in this context. We review the literature on diagnosis and management of Lemierre's syndrome caused by acute parotitis. Read More

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Pyrexia of unknown origin: inferior vena cava agenesis.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jun 23;2018. Epub 2018 Jun 23.

Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Hospital Trust, Birmingham, UK.

A 26-year-old woman presented with a 5-day history of fever after returning from Bali. She denied sexual contact abroad. On examination, there was suprapubic tenderness and a widespread maculopapular rash. Read More

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June 2018
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A challenging case of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae septic thrombophlebitis and right mural endocarditis successfully treated with ceftazidime/avibactam.

Infection 2018 Oct 20;46(5):721-724. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: The emergence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumonia (KPC-Kp) has become a significant problem in terms of public health and clinical outcome in many hospitals in Southern Europe. Treatment options are usually limited and effective treatment of infections caused by these pathogens is a considerable challenge for clinicians. Ceftazidime-avibactam has been recently approved for the treatment of difficult-to-treat infections due to aerobic Gram-negative organisms in patients with limited treatment options. Read More

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October 2018
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Behçet's disease: minireview with emphasis on oral aspects.

Minerva Stomatol 2018 Dec 14;67(6):246-249. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Adamatiades-Behçet disease (BD) is a primary systemic vasculitis of unknown origin, that may involve blood vessels of all sizes. The clinical hall-mark of the disease are recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, painful, sharply margined and often associated with recurrent genital ulcers. A variety of skin lesions, such as erythema nodosum-like nodules and purpuric lesions are frequently observed. Read More

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December 2018
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Septic Pulmonary Emboli From Peripheral Suppurative Thrombophlebitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2018 Nov 18;52(8):633-635. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

1 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA, USA.

Background:: We report the case of a 90-year old woman who presented with septic pulmonary emboli due to suppurative thrombophlebitis at an old peripheral intravenous site.

Methods:: After unsuccessful treatment with antibiotics, the patient was taken to the operating room for excision and drainage of the purulent superficial vein.

Results:: We review the literature and discuss the presentation, risk factors, treatment options, and complications of this often-overlooked disease entity. Read More

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November 2018
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Endovascular Thrombectomy of Septic Thrombophlebitis of the Inferior Vena Cava: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2018 Nov 14;52(8):641-647. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

1 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

We describe the cases of 2 patients who had septic thrombophlebitis and were successfully managed with endovascular thrombectomy. Patient A developed septic thrombophlebitis of the inferior vena cava after several retroperitoneal resections for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The thrombus was successfully removed via endovascular mechanical balloon thrombectomy. Read More

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November 2018
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