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cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Domenico Acanfora, Pietro Scicchitano, Gerardo Casucci, Bernardo Lanzillo, Nicola Capuano, Giuseppe Furgi, Chiara Acanfora, Marialaura Longobardi, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Marco Matteo Ciccone
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of exercise training on cardiac function in heart failure (HF) patients recently suffering from acute decompensation. Radionuclide ambulatory ventricular function monitoring (VEST) was used to detect variations in cardiac hemodynamics during training period. METHODS: This was a monocentric, randomized, controlled trial. We enrolled 72 HF patients [left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) <40%] within two weeks after acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema: 40 in the elderly group, 32 in the middle-aged group...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Jooyae Paik, Ji-Houn Kang, Dongwoo Chang, Mhan-Pyo Yang
A 5-year-old intact female cocker spaniel dog weighing 7.8 kg was referred with anorexia, vomiting, and depression. At referral, the dog was diagnosed initially with typical hypoadrenocorticism, and 2 d later, concurrent primary hypothyroidism was detected. Hormonal replacement therapies, including fludrocortisone, prednisolone, and levothyroxine, were initiated, but a few days later the dog became abruptly tachypneic, and thoracic radiographs indicated the development of pulmonary edema. Echocardiography showed that there were abnormalities indicating impaired left ventricular function, although the heart valves were normal...
September 29, 2016: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Jyoti Narayan Sahoo, Mohan Gurjar, Yogesh Harde
Respiratory failure is a serious complication of scrub typhus. In this prospective study, all patients with a diagnosis of scrub typhus were included from a single center Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Demographic, clinical characteristics, laboratory, and imaging parameters of these patients at the time of ICU admission were compared. Of the 55 scrub typhus patients, 27 (49%) had an acute respiratory failure. Seventeen patients had acute respiratory distress syndrome, and ten had cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Respiratory supported patients were older had significant chronic lungs disease and high severity illness scores (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation-II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score)...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Adrien Basset, Emmanuel Nowak, Philippe Castellant, Christophe Gut-Gobert, Grégoire Le Gal, Erwan L'Her
OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate a clinical prediction rule of acute congestive heart failure obtainable in the emergency care setting. DESIGN: Derivation of the score was performed on a retrospective 927 patients cohort admitted to our Emergency Department for dyspnea. The prediction model was externally validated on an independent 206-patient prospective cohort. INTERVENTIONS AND MEASURES: During the derivation phase, variables associated with acute congestive heart failure were included in a multivariate regression model...
August 14, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Santosh Nepal, Smith Giri, Mohan Bhusal, Krishmita Siwakoti, Ranjan Pathak
Acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema secondary to catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy is a very uncommon and fatal initial presentation of pheochromocytoma. However, with early clinical suspicion and aggressive management, the condition is reversible. This case report describes a patient who presented with hypertension, dyspnea, and cough with bloody streaks, and who recovered within 48 hours after appropriate treatment.
September 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Matthew J Jones, Bradley S Hernandez, Gregory C Janis, Samuel J Stellpflug
CONTEXT: The opioid epidemic has included use of traditional drugs and recently newer synthetics. It is critically important to recognize and identify these new drugs both clinically and through appropriately designed toxicology testing. There is little available information on a synthetic gaining popularity, U-47700. CASE DETAILS: A 23-year-old female presented after using "U4" by nasal insufflation and injection. She was cyanotic with respiratory depression and responded to naloxone in the field...
August 23, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Sheng-Ying Chung, Meng-Shen Tong, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Fan-Yen Lee, Pei-Hsun Sung, Chien-Jen Chen, Cheng-Hsu Yang, Chiung-Jen Wu, Hon-Kan Yip
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the 30-day and long-term prognostic outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated with profound cardiogenic shock (CS) undergoing early routine extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO)-assisted primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Between December 2005 and December 2014, 65 consecutive STEMI patients with profound CS underwent routine ECMO-supported primary PCI...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Bruno Moulin
Cardiorenal syndromes refer to clinical and metabolic consequences of acute and chronic heart failure or kidney disease on other organ. Recent studies have further clarified the pathophysiological mechanisms behind the different types of cardiorenal syndromes and propose a new classification. The cardiorenal syndrome type 1 corresponds to an acute heart failure (cardiogenic shock, acute decompensated congestive heart failure) which induces acute renal dysfunction. In the cardiorenal syndrome type 2 heart failure is chronic (congestive heart failure) and induces chronic kidney damages in the long-term...
June 2016: La Revue du Praticien
Mohammad Moshiri, Fatemeh Hamid, Leila Etemad
Seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinuscommunis L (CB) contain ricin toxin (RT), one of the most poisonous naturally-occurring substances known. Ricin toxin, a water-soluble glycoprotein that does not partition into the oil extract, is a ribosome-inactivating toxin composed of two chains, labeled A and B. Severity of the toxicity varies depending on the route of exposure to the toxin. Inhalational is the most toxic route, followed by oral ingestion. Orally-ingested RT accumulates in the liver and spleen but other cells are also affected...
April 2016: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Eun Jung Kim, Suyon Chang, So Yeon Kim, Kyu Ha Huh, Soojeong Kang, Yong Seon Choi
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) show characteristic abnormalities in cardiac structure and function. We evaluated the influence of these abnormalities on adverse cardiopulmonary outcomes after living donor kidney transplantation in patients with valid preoperative transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation. We then observed any development of major postoperative cardiovascular complications and pulmonary edema until hospital discharge. In-hospital major cardiovascular complications were defined as acute myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia, cardiogenic shock, newly-onset atrial fibrillation, clinical pulmonary edema requiring endotracheal intubation or dialysis...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Francesca Cortellaro, Elisa Ceriani, Monica Spinelli, Carlo Campanella, Ilaria Bossi, Daniele Coen, Giovanni Casazza, Chiara Cogliati
Several studies address the accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in the diagnosis of cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) evaluating the interstitial syndrome, which is characterized by multiple and diffuse vertical artifacts (B-lines), and correlates with extravascular lung water. We studied the potential role of LUS in monitoring CPE response to therapy, by evaluating the clearance of interstitial syndrome within the first 24 h after Emergency Department (ED) admission. LUS was performed at arrival (T0), after 3 (T3) and 24 (T24) hours...
July 29, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Amornpol Anuwatworn, Christopher Milnes, Vishesh Kumar, Amol Raizada, Verlyn Nykamp, Adam Stys
Papillary muscle rupture is a rare, life-threatening post myocardial infarction mechanical complication. Without surgical intervention, prognosis is very poor. Clinicians need to recognize this complication early, as prompt therapy is crucial. We present a case of inferior ST elevation myocardial infarction complicated by posteromedial papillary muscle rupture resulting in severe acute mitral regurgitation (flail anterior mitral leaflet), acute pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. In our patient, a new mitral regurgitation murmur suggested this mechanical complication...
June 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
Juan F Masa, Isabel Utrabo, Javier Gomez de Terreros, Myriam Aburto, Cristóbal Esteban, Enric Prats, Belén Núñez, Ángel Ortega-González, Luis Jara-Palomares, M Jesus Martin-Vicente, Eva Farrero, Alicia Binimelis, Ernest Sala, José C Serrano-Rebollo, Emilia Barrot, Raquel Sánchez-Oro-Gomez, Ramón Fernández-Álvarez, Francisco Rodríguez-Jerez, Javier Sayas, Pedro Benavides, Raquel Català, Francisco J Rivas, Carlos J Egea, Antonio Antón, Patricia Peñacoba, Ana Santiago-Recuerda, M A Gómez-Mendieta, Lidia Méndez, José J Cebrian, Juan A Piña, Enrique Zamora, Gonzalo Segrelles
BACKGROUND: Severe acidosis can cause noninvasive ventilation (NIV) failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF). NIV is therefore contraindicated outside of intensive care units (ICUs) in these patients. Less is known about NIV failure in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). Therefore, the objective of the present study was to compare NIV failure rates between patients with severe and non-severe acidosis admitted to a respiratory intermediate care unit (RICU) with AHRF resulting from ACPE, COPD or OHS...
2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Masaki Kinoshita, Hideki Okayama, Go Kawamura, Tatsuya Shigematsu, Tatsunori Takahashi, Yoshitaka Kawata, Go Hiasa, Tadakatsu Yamada, Yukio Kazatani
BACKGROUND: Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) at home has been used for patients with chronic heart failure. However, its effect on acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) is not clear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of ASV use in the emergency room in patients with ACPE. METHODS: We enrolled 198 consecutive patients with ACPE. Eighty patients received standard therapies, such as oxygen inhalation and vasodilators (conventional therapy group), and 118 received ASV in addition to standard therapy (ASV therapy group)...
June 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Raffaella Bianucci, Robert D Loynes, M Linda Sutherland, Rudy Lallo, Gemma L Kay, Philippe Froesch, Mark J Pallen, Philippe Charlier, Andreas G Nerlich
Naturally preserved and embalmed bodies from archeological contexts represent a powerful source of information for forensic investigators. They allow one to ascertain pathology, cause of death, to enhance diagnostic methodology, and to improve the analysis of altered remains. We investigated the complete head and lung remnants of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian dignitary by radiological, microscopic, and genetic approaches. The individual, a middle-aged male, suffered from severe periodontitis, mild atherosclerosis, and experienced cardiogenic pulmonary insufficiency with recurrent mini-bleeds and pulmonary edema...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Krzysztof Jaworski, Krystyna Maślanka, Artur Jakimiuk, Patrycja Łopacz, Paweł Panin, Dariusz A Kosior
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a major cause of death associated with transfusion. Nevertheless it is still misdiagnosed and underreported. We present a case of this serious complication in order to make it more familiar to clinicians and indicate proper medical management, which is significant not only for the patients presenting TRALI symptoms but also for future recipients of blood components. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old white woman with in-vitro fertilization in anamnesis was admitted to Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology because of abdominal pain...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Zhao-Peng Zhong, Hong Wang, Xiao-Tong Hou
Heart failure (HF) can be defined as cardiac structural or functional abnormality leading to a series of symptoms due to deficiency of oxygen delivery. In the clinical practice, acute heart failure (AHF) is usually performed as cardiogenic shock (CS), pulmonary edema, and single or double ventricle congestive heart failure. CS refers to depressed or insufficient cardiac output (CO) attributable to myocardial infarction, fulminant myocarditis, acute circulatory failure attributable to intractable arrhythmias or the exacerbation of chronic heart failure, postcardiotomy low CO syndrome, and so forth...
2016: BioMed Research International
Christoph F Dietrich, Gebhard Mathis, Michael Blaivas, Giovanni Volpicelli, Armin Seibel, Daniel Wastl, Nathan S S Atkinson, Xin-Wu Cui, Mei Fan, Dong Yi
BACKGROUND: The analysis of lung artefacts has gained increasing importance as markers of lung pathology. B-line artefact (BLA), caused by a reverberation phenomenon, is the most important lung artefact. In this review, we discuss the current role of BLA in pneumology and explore open questions of the published consensus. METHODS: We summarized current literature about BLA. Also, we presented observations on healthy subjects and patients with interstitial syndrome (pulmonary fibrosis and edema), to investigate technical factors influencing BLA visualization...
June 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Amol Raizada, Maheedhar Gedela, Adam Stys
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also called "broken heart" syndrome or apical ballooning syndrome, is a reversible cardiomyopathy characterized by left ventricular dysfunction and ballooning of the left ventricular apex on imaging during systole. It predominantly occurs in post-menopausal women and is commonly associated with emotional or physical stress. Patients commonly present with chest pain and electrocardiographic evidence of ST segment elevation or T-wave-mimicking acute coronary syndrome, but with an absence of angiographic evidence of obstructive coronary disease...
April 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
Davide Chiumello, Silvia Coppola, Sara Froio, Miriam Gotti
ARDS is a life-threatening organ failure due to several pulmonary and extrapulmonary injuries with an incidence between 5 and 60 cases/100,000 persons/y. Patients with ARDS have non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema and dyspnea often requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and intensive care admission. Although the short-term mortality rate has significantly decreased in the last decade, mainly due to the widespread application of lung-protective ventilation and better general support, long-term outcomes are still unsatisfactory...
May 2016: Respiratory Care
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