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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320636/the-significance-of-equivocal-exercise-treadmill-ecg-for-intermediate-risk-chest-pain-assessment-insight-from-coronary-ct-angiography-data
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Gary T E Lau, Henry Wei, Jo Wickham, Andrew C Y To
BACKGROUND: Exercise treadmill test (ETT) is commonly the first-line investigation in troponin-negative chest pain patients. Inconclusive results are common and often lead to repeated functional testings. Coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has excellent negative predictive value for coronary artery disease detection and may play an important role in their diagnostic workup. We aim to analyse ETT and CCTA findings to understand their modern roles in intermediate risk chest pain population with inconclusive ETT...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298050/intra-articular-steroid-injection-for-frozen-shoulder
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Yaying Sun, Peng Zhang, Shaohua Liu, Hong Li, Jia Jiang, Shiyi Chen, Jiwu Chen
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular steroid injection is a common intervention for frozen shoulder (FS). PURPOSE: This review aimed to illustrate the effects of intra-articular steroid injection for FS. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing intra-articular steroid injection with no injection or sham injections for FS...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297341/assessment-of-monte-carlo-algorithm-for-compliance-with-rtog-0915-dosimetric-criteria-in-peripheral-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Damodar Pokhrel, Sumit Sood, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Christopher McClinton, Christopher Lominska, Parvesh Kumar, Fen Wang
The purpose of the study was to evaluate Monte Carlo-generated dose distributions with the X-ray Voxel Monte Carlo (XVMC) algorithm in the treatment of peripheral lung cancer patients using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) with non-protocol dose-volume normalization and to assess plan outcomes utilizing RTOG 0915 dosimetric compliance criteria. The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) protocols for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) currently require radiation dose to be calculated using tissue density heterogeneity corrections...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290973/total-artificial-heart-implantation-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplantation-in-an-active-duty-service-member-with-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
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Michael S Scully, Dylan E Wessman, James M McKee, Gregory M Francisco, Keshav R Nayak, Jon A Kobashigawa
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac involvement by light-chain (AL) amyloid occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary AL amyloidosis. The prognosis of amyloid heart disease is poor with 1-year survival rates of 35 to 40%. Historically, heart transplantation was considered controversial for patients with AL amyloid cardiomyopathy (CM) given the systemic nature of the disease and poor survival. We present a case report of an active duty service member diagnosed with advanced cardiac amyloid who underwent total artificial heart transplant as a bridge to heart transplant and eventual autologous stem cell transplant...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285692/chest-wall-resection-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-matched-study-of-postoperative-pulmonary-function-and-quality-of-life
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Ming Liu, Jason A Wampfler, Jie Dai, Ruchi Gupta, Zhiqiang Xue, Shawn M Stoddard, Stephen D Cassivi, Gening Jiang, Ping Yang
BACKGROUND: To assess the pulmonary function and quality of life (QOL) after chest wall resection for non-small cell lung cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five patients (cases) who underwent pulmonary resection with chest wall removal were identified from January 1997 to December 2015. Propensity score matching (1:3) was applied to balance known confounders for pulmonary function and QOL between the cases and the control group who underwent pulmonary resection without chest wall invasion...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270260/what-is-the-diagnostic-value-of-the-paediatric-exercise-tolerance-test-results-from-a-uk-centre
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Magdalena A Sajnach-Menke, Sarah C Walpole
Purpose The aim of this study was to determine whether the exercise tolerance test can provide diagnostic and prognostic information regarding children and young adults and help predict outcome. METHODS: A total of 87 patients, aged 7-29 years (median 13, mean 13.4) were selected retrospectively. They underwent exercise test at the Freeman Hospital from December, 2015 to May, 2016. There were two groups of patients - 46 had symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, syncope, or dyspnoea on exertion and no cardiac diagnosis, and 40 patients had a cardiac diagnosis such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transposition of the great arteries with post-arterial switch operation, aortic stenosis or regurgitation, tetralogy of Fallot, abnormal coronary arteries, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, or supraventricular tachycardia...
March 8, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266825/cardiovascular-disease-update-pulmonary-hypertension
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Johnathan D McDivitt, Craig Barstow
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a spectrum disorder with multiple causes of the elevation of pressure in the lungs. It often is difficult to diagnose because it mimics many commonly reported symptoms (eg, dyspnea, exercise intolerance, chest pain). Diagnosis is made via right heart catheterization; however, transthoracic echocardiography may show evidence of elevated pulmonary pressure as the first clue to the diagnosis. Diagnostic tests to consider include a liver panel, complete blood count, and thyroid function test; electrocardiogram; chest x-ray; pulmonary function testing; and possibly lung imaging via computed tomography scan or ventilation-perfusion scan...
March 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260354/overlap-of-gerd-and-gastrointestinal-functional-disorders
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Nicola De Bortoli, Veronica Natali, Sara Melissari, Natalia Simonetti, Gherardo Tapete, Santino Marchi
The functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common conditions with an overall prevalence burden estimated at approximately one-third of the population. These represent a heterogeneous group of conditions which may include both abnormal symptom perception and functional causes and seems to share similar trigger factors as food, lifestyle and psychological factor. GERD develops when the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus leads to troublesome symptoms, with or without mucosal involvement. Functional heartburn represents a subcategory of patients who refers with heartburn but without abnormal esophageal acid exposure, abnormal number of reflux events or any temporal correlation between symptoms and reflux events, on the same hands these patients do not report any symptom relief during antisecretory treatment with proton pump inhibitors...
March 3, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258851/longitudinal-2d-strain-can-help-diagnose-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-suspected-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-but-apparent-normal-global-and-segmental-systolic-function
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Thibault Caspar, Hafida Samet, Mickaël Ohana, Philippe Germain, Soraya El Ghannudi, Samy Talha, Olivier Morel, Patrick Ohlmann
BACKGROUND: The clinical work-up of patients presenting with chest pain is a diagnostic challenge. We investigated the diagnostic performance of global (GLS) and territorial (TLS) longitudinal strain to predict coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients presenting with suspected non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) but apparent normal global and regional systolic function. METHODS: 150 consecutive suspected NSTE-ACS patients were initially screened for inclusion ; 58 patients with normal LVEF (≥55%) and WMSI (=1) were prospectively enrolled...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254102/auricular-acupuncture-analgesia-in-thoracic-trauma-a-case-report
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Georgios S Papadopoulos, Petros Tzimas, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Anastasios M Petrou
We report a case of thoracic trauma (rib fractures with pneumothorax and pulmonary contusions) with severe chest pain leading to ineffective ventilation and oxygenation. The patient presented to our emergency department. The patient had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was completely unable to take deep breaths and clear secretions from his bronchial tree. After obtaining informed consent, we applied auricular acupuncture to ameliorate pain and hopefully improve his functional ability to cough and breathe deeply...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251012/ectopic-thyroid-tissue-in-the-mediastinum-characterized-by-histology-and-functional-imaging-with-i-123-spect-ct
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Jed Hummel, Jason Wachsmann, Kelley Carrick, Orhan K Oz, Dana Mathews, Fangyu Peng
Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare entity and when discovered it is typically along the pathway of embryologic migration of the thyroid. We present a case of incidental finding of ectopic thyroid tissue within mediastinum in a 61-year-old female patient with a history of total thyroidectomy for thyroiditis and nodules. The patient presented to emergency room with cough and right chest pain and underwent a chest computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) to exclude pulmonary embolism as part of chest pain workup. One right paratracheal mediastinal soft tissue nodule was visualized on the images of CTA...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238395/profound-hypotension-and-bradycardia-in-the-setting-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-a-case-series
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David O Andonian, Shauna R Seaman, Elaine B Josephson
Cannabinoids are the most commonly used illegal substances in the world [1]. Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCB) are also known as "Spice", "K2", "Spike", "herbal incense", "Cloud 9", "Mojo" and many others are becoming a large public health concern due to their increasing use, unpredictable toxicity, and abuse potential [2]. The most common reported toxicities with SCB use based on studies using Texas Poison control record are tachycardia, agitation and irritability, drowsiness, hallucinations, delusions, hypertension, nausea, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, acute kidney injury, seizures, heart attacks and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes [3]...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218802/non-invasive-ventilation-for-cystic-fibrosis
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Fidelma Moran, Judy M Bradley, Amanda J Piper
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation may be a means to temporarily reverse or slow the progression of respiratory failure in cystic fibrosis by providing ventilatory support and avoiding tracheal intubation. Using non-invasive ventilation, in the appropriate situation or individuals, can improve lung mechanics through increasing airflow and gas exchange and decreasing the work of breathing. Non-invasive ventilation thus acts as an external respiratory muscle. This is an update of a previously published review...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217220/identification-and-management-of-right-ventricular-perforation-using-pacemaker-and-cardioverter-defibrillator-leads-a-case-series-and-mini-review
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REVIEW
Mohammad Ali Akbarzadeh, Reza Mollazadeh, Salma Sefidbakht, Soraya Shahrzad, Negar Bahrololoumi Bafruee
Right ventricular perforation is a rare but serious complication of permanent pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation, with a reported prevalence rate of 0.1-6%. Generally, there is a high incidence of asymptomatic lead perforation with otherwise normal function. Some patients present with a stabbing chest pain and shortness of breath or pacemaker malfunction. However, in some cases, tamponade or adjacent tissue injury may be seen. The exact risk factors for lead perforation are not yet clear...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216863/efficacy-and-safety-of-povidone-iodine-pleurodesis-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Hadi Kahrom, Manouchehr Aghajanzadeh, Mohammad Reza Asgari, Mahdi Kahrom
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is determined by the detection of malignant cells in pleural fluid or pleural tissue. Neoplasm of lung, breast, ovary and lymphoma are the causes of more than 75% of MPE. Pleurodesis is a usual technique in the management of MPE to achieve a symphysis between two layers of the pleura, and various chemical agents have been used in an attempt to produce pleurodesis. With regard to complications and limitations of these sclerosing agents, efficacy and safety of povidone-iodine have been investigated in this study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199464/identification-of-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-deriving-minimal-value-from-noninvasive-testing-the-promise-minimal-risk-tool-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas, Rhonda S Roberts, Udo Hoffmann, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Manesh R Patel, Christopher B Granger, John Kostis, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, James E Udelson
Importance: Guidelines recommend noninvasive testing for patients with stable chest pain, although many subsequently have normal test results and no adverse clinical events. Objective: To describe a risk tool developed to use only pretest clinical data to identify patients with chest pain with normal coronary arteries and no clinical events during follow-up (minimal-risk cohort). Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of a randomized, pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain [PROMISE]) includes stable, symptomatic outpatients without known coronary artery disease referred for noninvasive testing at 193 sites in North America...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174196/sex-differences-in-the-performance-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-compared-with-functional-testing-in-evaluating-stable-chest-pain-subanalysis-of-the-multicenter-randomized-crescent-trial-calcium-imaging-and-selective-ct-angiography-in-comparison-to-functional
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Marisa Lubbers, Adriaan Coenen, Tobias Bruning, Tjebbe Galema, Jurgen Akkerhuis, Boudewijn Krenning, Paul Musters, Mohamed Ouhlous, Ahno Liem, Andre Niezen, Admir Dedic, Ron van Domburg, Miriam Hunink, Koen Nieman
BACKGROUND: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) represents an alternative diagnostic strategy for women with suspected coronary artery disease, with potential benefits in terms of effectiveness and cost-efficiency. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CRESCENT trial (Calcium Imaging and Selective CT Angiography in Comparison to Functional Testing for Suspected Coronary Artery Disease) prospectively randomized 350 patients with stable angina (55% women; aged 55±10 years), mostly with an intermediate coronary artery disease probability, between cardiac CT and functional testing...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156615/investigating-high-concentration-8-capsaicin-patch-in-chronic-cancer-treatment-related-peripheral-neuropathic-pain
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Barry Laird, Linda J Williams, Marie T Fallon
208 Background: Cancer-treatment related peripheral neuropathic pain is a challenging clinical problem as current interventions have limited efficacy and significant toxicities. This study aims to examine the analgesic effect of high-concentration 8% capsaicin patch in this cohort of patients. METHODS: A single arm study was conducted. Patients with long-term peripheral neuropathic pain received a single application of 8% transdermal capsaicin patch to the affected area (chest wall, hands or feet)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149550/management-of-acute-postoperative-pain-with-continuous-intercostal-nerve-block-after-single-port-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-anatomic-resection
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Ming-Ju Hsieh, Kuo-Cheng Wang, Hung-Pin Liu, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu, Yi-Cheng Wu, Yin-Kai Chao, Ching-Feng Wu
BACKGROUND: Effective postoperative pain control for thoracic surgery is very important, not only because it reduces pulmonary complications but also because it accelerates the pace of recovery. Moreover, it increases patients' satisfaction with the surgery. In this study, we present a simple approach involving the safe placement of intercostal catheter (ICC) after single port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic resection and we evaluate postoperative analgesic function with and without it...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149069/impact-of-yoga-in-a-case-of-vocal-cord-dysfunction-with-dysautonomia
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Rozina Wadhwania
A 23-year-old female with a past medical history of gastroesophageal reflux disease presented with shortness of breath induced by exercise and certain odors. She reported the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction including fatigue, chest pain, lightheadedness, headaches, numbness/tingling in the arms and legs, and exercise intolerance. Vital signs were significant for orthostatic intolerance. Volume flow loop in the pulmonary function tests showed a flattening of the inspiratory portion characteristic of vocal cord dysfunction...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
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