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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786883/left-ventricular-aneurysms-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-midventricular-obstruction-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Moustafa O Elsheshtawy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Mahmoud Abdelghany, Ida H Suen, Adnan Sadiq, Jacob Shani
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with or without left ventricular apical aneurysm (LVA) had been studied in the past. Midventricular obstruction associated with HCM and LVA is a unique entity that has not been distinguished previously as a separate phenotypic disease in HCM patients. METHODS: A systematic review of Pubmed and Google Scholar was conducted from inception until September 2017 for all observational studies conducted on HCM with midventricular obstruction and LVA...
May 22, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784591/accuracy-and-outcome-of-rapid-ultrasound-in-shock-and-hypotension-rush-in-egyptian-polytrauma-patients
#2
Adel Hamed Elbaih, Ahmed Mohamed Housseini, Mohamed E M Khalifa
PURPOSE: "Polytrauma" patients are of a higher risk of complications and death than the summation of expected mortality and morbidity of their individual injuries. The ideal goal in trauma resuscitation care is to identify and treat all injuries. With clinical and technological advanced imaging available for diagnosis and treatment of traumatic patients, point of care-rapid ultrasound in shock and hypotension (RUSH) significantly affects modern trauma services and patient outcomes...
March 26, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780109/a-case-of-cardiogenic-shock-due-to-pulseless-electrical-activity-arrest-associated-with-severe-coronary-artery-spasm
#3
Shozo Sueda, Kaori Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Hirokazu Habara, Hiroaki Kohno
A 75-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for follow-up coronary angiography. Just after starting coronary angiography, his electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the V1-6, I, II, and aVF leads, and he fell into catastrophic cardiogenic shock. His left coronary arteriogram showed proximal total obstruction in the left anterior descending artery and proximal subtotal occlusion in the left circumflex artery. Because pulseless electrical activity arrest was recognized, cardiopulmonary support was started...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776439/concurrence-of-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-and-venous-limb-gangrene-following-polytrauma-a-case-report
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Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim, Theodore E Warkentin
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk factors include hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute ischemic hepatitis ("shock liver"). In contrast, venous limb gangrene is characterized by acral ischemic injury occurring in a limb with deep vein thrombosis. Both symmetrical peripheral gangrene and venous limb gangrene present as acral limb ischemic necrosis despite presence of arterial pulses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767333/laparoscopic-adhesiolysis-not-for-all-patients-not-for-all-surgeons-not-in-all-centres
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Richard Ten Broek, Justin R Davies, Matteo Mandrioli, Ville Sallinen
ASBO is a common cause of emergency surgery and the use of laparoscopy for the treatment of these patients is still under debate and conflicting results have been published, in particular regarding the high risk of iatrogenic bowel injury. In fact, although over the last few years there has been an increasing enthusiasm in the surgical community about the advantages and potential better outcomes of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO), recently published studies have introduced a significant word of caution...
May 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761687/emergency-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-eswl-as-opposed-to-delayed-swl-dswl-for-the-treatment-of-acute-renal-colic-due-to-obstructive-ureteral-stone-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Stefano Bucci, Paolo Umari, Michele Rizzo, Nicola Pavan, Giovanni Liguori, Fabio Barbone, Carlo Trombetta
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eSWL) as first-line treatment in patients with acute colic due to obstructive ureteral stone. METHODS: 74 patients were randomized to emergency SWL within 12 hours (eSWL group) and deferred SWL later than 3 days (dSWL group). Follow-up included ultrasound, KUB (Kidney-Ureter-Bladder) radiography and CT (computed tomography) scan at 24 hours, 7 days, 1 and 3 months from the treatment...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745979/trends-etiologies-and-predictors-of-90-day-readmission-after-percutaneous-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-national-population-based-cohort-study
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Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Byomesh Tripathi, Shuchita Gupta, Akanksha Agrawal, Sandeep Dayanand, Faisal Inayat, Chayakrit Krittanawong, Ali Raza Ghani, Mohammad Nour Zabad, Parasuram Melarcode Krishnamoorthy, Aman Amanullah, Gregg Pressman, Christian Witzke, Sean Janzer, Jon George, Sanjog Kalra, Vincent Figueredo
Percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVADs) are indicated to provide hemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous interventions and cardiogenic shock. However, there is a paucity of published data regarding the etiologies and predictors of 90-day readmissions following pVAD use. We studied the data from the US Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) for the years 2013 and 2014. Patients with a primary discharge diagnosis of pVAD use were collected by searching the database for International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedural code 37...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719812/peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified-ptcl-nos-presenting-as-an-endobronchial-lesion-case-report-and-literature-review
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Takuto Sueyasu, Kazunori Tobino, Masanobu Okahisa, Kojin Murakami, Yuki Goto, Miyuki Munechika, Kohei Yoshimine, Saori Nishizawa, Yuki Ko, Yuki Yoshimatsu, Mina Asaji, Kosuke Tsuruno, Hiromi Ide, Hiroyuki Miyajima
Peripheral T cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) is a rare entity of lymphoma. We herein report an even rarer case of a 68-year-old male with PTCL-NOS presenting as an endobronchial lesion, and review previously published cases in the literature. Initially, he was referred to our hospital for further investigation of the right upper lobe consolidation on chest radiograph. Computed tomography and 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography revealed a right hilar mass with obstruction of the main bronchus and submandibular, right axillary and mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705082/transvenous-extraction-of-advisory-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-leads-with-a-relatively-long-implant-duration
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Masahiko Goya, Michio Nagashima, Ken-Ichi Hiroshima, Kentaro Hayashi, Yu Makihara, Masato Fukunaga, Yoshimori An, Masatsugu Ohe, Takeshi Sasaki, Shinya Shiohira, Yasuhiro Shirai, Mihoko Kawabata, Kenji Ando, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of advisory implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads has not been established. Several studies were reported concerning the lead extraction of advisory ICD leads, but the implant duration of those studies was short. We estimated the efficacy of lead extractions of advisory ICD leads with a relatively longer duration in Japanese patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 28 patients who underwent a lead extraction at Kokura Memorial Hospital and Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital [Fidelis (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA): n=19, Riata (St...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700771/atraumatic-tension-hemothorax-associated-with-ruptured-aneurysm-of-intercostal-artery-azygous-fistula-a-case-report
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Takashi Nakayama, Hirofumi Uehara, Marie Osawa, Yukichi Tanahashi, Hiroshi Kondo, Masafumi Kawamura
Atraumatic tension hemothorax is extremely rare. We report a case of 62-year-old woman presented with obstructive and hypovolemic shock status by tension hemothorax due to ruptured aneurysm of congenital intercostal artery-azygous fistula. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and aortography revealed an aberrant 12th intercostal artery flowing into the aneurysm with a fistula draining into the azygous vein and the rupture of aneurysm. Our experience indicates that the rupture of congenital arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) of systemic circulation in the thoracic cavity might cause not only hypovolemic shock but also atraumatic tension hemothorax...
April 26, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693936/cardiac-point-of-care-using-ultrasound
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Mitsuharu Kodaka
Patients with cardiac disease have high mortality rates, mainly owing to shock. Therefore, evaluation of cardiac function is one of the most challenging issues in the intensive and critical care unit. Cardiac point-of-care tests using ultrasound, such as focus assessed transthoracic echo (FATE) and rapid ultrasound in shock (RUSH). are useful for diagnosis and initial care of such patients. The author will introduce first a basic FATE protocol of how to scan from position 1-4, including subcostal 4-chamber, apical 4-chamber, parasternal long and short axis, and pleural scanning...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680980/when-a-cure-becomes-the-pathology-mechanical-bowel-obstruction-due-to-herbal-pharmacobezoar-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Saurabh Gandhi, Eham Arora, Ajay Bhandarwar, Arun Patil, Amol Wagh, Shubham Gupta
Bezoars are intra-luminal concretions of ingested material which accumulate within the bowel. They are termed pharmacobezoars when the constituent material is drugs. We report a 64-year-old female with abdominal pain and obstipation for 3 days. Patient had completed anti-tuberculous combination therapy for suspected abdominal tuberculosis 25 years ago. She exhibited features of shock with a right iliac fossa lump. Abdominal X-ray displayed multiple air-fluid levels with densely cluttered radio-opacities in the right lower quadrant...
April 21, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661354/fatal-hypermagnesemia-due-to-laxative-use
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REVIEW
Syed Rizwan Bokhari, Ravi Siriki, Federico J Teran, Vecihi Batuman
We report a case of fatal hypermagnesemia in a 53-year-old woman admitted for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with a history of chronic constipation treated regularly with magnesium-containing laxatives. On admission, her magnesium level was 2.0mg/dL, which rose to a peak of 10.8mg/dL despite hydration and diuresis in the presence of a normal kidney function. Continuous renal replacement therapy was promptly initiated, which reduced her serum magnesium levels, but her condition continued to deteriorate precipitously progressing to shock leading to oligoanuric renal failure, and she died 2 days later...
April 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661236/clinical-analysis-of-50-patients-with-heterotopic-pregnancy-after-ovulation-induction-or-embryo-transfer
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Zaigui Wu, Xinmei Zhang, Ping Xu, Xiufeng Huang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, prenatal diagnosis, and management of patients with heterotopic pregnancy after ovulation induction or embryo transfer. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of fifty cases with heterotopic pregnancy, in which the fertilization way, type and number of embryo transferred, gestational age, clinical presentation and outcome of intrauterine, ultrasound presentation and site of ectopic pregnancy, bilateral fallopian tube and treatment were evaluated...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643139/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-gastroduodenal-artery-an-unusual-cause-for-hyperamylasaemia
#15
Vasileios Galanakis
A 79-year-old man was admitted electively for investigation of weight loss. While he was an inpatient, he developed severe epigastric pain and an initial blood test revealed an acutely raised amylase (>2000) and deranged liver function tests. A contrast CT angiography showed a large haematoma adjacent to the duodenum, spreading in the retroperitoneal space, arising from a 2 cm bleeding pseudoaneurysm in the region of the gastroduodenal artery. Due to his underlying comorbidities, he was deemed unfit for surgical repair and he had coil embolisation with successful haemostasis...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628848/wilm-s-tumor-with-intracardiac-extension-causing-dynamic-tricuspid-valve-obstruction-an-anesthetic-challenge
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Kamal Kajal, Ganesh Kumar Munirathinam, Banashree Mandal, Komal Gandhi, Harkant Singh, Ravi Kanojia
Wilms' tumor (WT) is the most common pediatric renal tumor that often spreads to inferior vena cava and sometimes up to right atrium (RA). We describe successful management of 3-year-old child diagnosed with WT having extension up to RA. He was operated under cardiopulmonary bypass and extubated on postoperative day 2 and discharged. Perioperative anesthesia concerns were shock from dynamic tricuspid valve obstruction, intraoperative massive blood loss, and a higher risk of pulmonary thromboembolism during tumor manipulation...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623136/the-effects-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-premature-ventricular-contractions-and-ventricular-wall-stress-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-sleep-apnea
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Sabri Seyis, Adnan Kazım Usalan, Ibrahim Rencuzogullari, Özge Kurmuş, Adil Can Gungen
Background: We aimed to investigate the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on electrocardiography (ECG), premature ventricular contraction load on 24-hour Holter recordings, and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shocks in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and heart failure. Methods: Patients with heart failure and ICD and patients with newly diagnosed OSAS were divided into two groups according to CPAP treatment...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622976/patients-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-admitted-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-carry-a-better-outcome-compared-to-those-with-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Yasser Yazied Abdelmonem, Adel Abdelgawad Bakr, Hossam Ghanem El-Hossary, Mohammed Mahmoud Abdel Ghany
Background: The characterization of patients who have acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and insignificant coronary stenosis is unclear. Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the clinical profile, in-hospital and 3-month outcome of AMI patients with insignificant coronary stenosis in comparison with those with significant disease. Methods: This prospective observational study included 200 consecutive patients admitted with AMI. Group I (100 patients) included patients with insignificant CAD (all lesions <50% stenosis)...
September 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622332/emergency-department-management-of-pediatric-shock
#19
REVIEW
Jenny Mendelson
Shock, a state of inadequate oxygen delivery to tissues resulting in anaerobic metabolism, lactate accumulation, and end-organ dysfunction, is common in children in emergency department. Shock can be divided into 4 categories: hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic, and obstructive. Early recognition of shock can be made with close attention to historical clues, physical examination and vital sign abnormalities. Early and aggressive treatment can prevent or reverse organ dysfunction and improve morbidity and mortality...
May 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620654/successful-endoscopic-removal-of-a-rare-large-impacted-pancreatic-duct-stone-using-grasping-forceps-a-case-report-with-video
#20
Qin Liu, Yiping Wang, Hongze Zeng, Bing Hu
RATIONALE: As a main complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP), pancreatic duct stones (PDSs) are often associated with ductal obstruction resulting in increasing intraductal and parenchymal pressure and long-lasting pain. There are many methods for removing PDSs. However, for large stones, it is technically difficult to remove them entirely by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of severe epigastric pain radiating to his back 3 or 4 times annually for 2 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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