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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530073/-red-herring-complaints-in-an-eighteen-years-old-female-with-a-hydatid-cyst-of-the-lung
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Nasser Nadim
Brain and eye hydatid cysts are early symptomatic, as opposed to those developing in other organs, including lungs, where they remain asymptomatic through adolescence, even to adulthood, due to their slow growth. Hence, discovering that patients have lung hydatid cyst occurs, frequently, during random chest imaging. Up to thirty percent of pulmonary echinococcal cysts may rupture spontaneously, after chest or abdominal trauma. The main lung hydatidosis complaints, such as dyspnea and chest pain, are caused by the reduction of the functional area of the lung, expectoration of the tapeworm cystoides into the bronchial tree, or by compression of surrounding structures...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515825/late-presentation-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-following-cardiac-catheterization
#2
Abimbola Shofu, G Mustafa Awan, Bassam Omar, Ghazanfar Qureshi
We report a 63-year-old female with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and prior pacemaker insertion for atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, who was admitted with substernal chest pressure and diaphoresis. Her electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with demand ventricular pacing and her cardiac biomarkers were negative for acute coronary syndrome. Echocardiogram revealed normal left ventricular systolic function and normal aortic root diameter. Coronary angiography revealed 60-70% obtuse marginal lesion, otherwise mild disease...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500860/interventions-for-preventing-silent-cerebral-infarcts-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Carolyn Doree, Miguel R Abboud
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. SCD can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Silent cerebral infarcts are the commonest neurological complication in children and probably adults with SCD. Silent cerebral infarcts also affect academic performance, increase cognitive deficits and may lower intelligence quotient...
May 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500130/a-seizure-induced-t8-burst-fracture-re-presenting-as-an-acute-abdomen
#4
Radford Arran James Smith, Nigel Poland, Simon Cope
A male aged 44 years presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of intermittent right-sided abdominal pain radiating to the midline. Examination demonstrated a tender right upper quadrant with voluntary guarding and a low grade fever. One week previously, he had been admitted to hospital after an isolated, self-terminating seizure secondary to an deliberate venlafaxine overdose. His upper abdominal symptoms started immediately postseizure but at the time were attributed to musculoskeletal chest pain by the discharging team...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496514/anomalous-intercoronary-communication-with-unidirectional-flow-in-the-absence-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-a-case-report
#5
Arash Gholoobi, Mohammad Vojdanparast
Large intercoronary communications in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease constitute a very rare coronary artery anomaly in which there is a readily visible connection between the 2 coronary arteries with a unidirectional or bidirectional blood flow; consequently, this anomaly may be misinterpreted as a functioning collateral vessel, indicative of an unrecognized proximal coronary artery occlusion. In contrast to collateral vessels that are seen in the presence of critical coronary artery stenosis and total occlusions, these arterial communications are vessels that are single, extramural, straight, and large in diameter...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491082/altered-serum-level-of-cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-and-its-association-with-coronary-calcification-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Fang-Fang Wang, Lahati Ha, Hai-Yi Yu, Lin Mi, Jiang-Li Han, Wei Gao
BACKGROUND: Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is mainly found in the skeletal system and vascular smooth muscle cells. Recent researches showed that it had a protective function on blood vessels and could also inhibit vascular calcification. We investigated the serum COMPs in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients, and the relationship between serum COMP and the calcification of coronary artery. METHODS: A total of 233 consecutive chest pain patients who first underwent coronary angiography followed by multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) within six months were recruited and divided into two groups according to the coronary angiography luminal diameter narrowing percentages: CHD group (diameter narrowing ≥ 50%, n = 194) and control group (diameter narrowing < 50%, n = 39)...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489009/-vanishing-lungs-a-case-report
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Thorunn Halldora Thordardottir, Arni Jon Geirsson, Sif Hansdottir
A 55 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis who was repeatedly admitted to internal medicine for fever, shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain. Laboratory work up showed normal WBC but elevated CRP and sedimentatation rate. Cultures were negative. Imaging studies revealed elevated diaphragms, bilateral atelectasis and pleural fluid but normal lung parenchyma. Lung function testing showed restriction. Anti-dsDNA and anti-Ro/SSA were elevated. A clinical diagnosis of anti-TNF-induced lupus secondary to infliximab and shrinking lung syndrome was made...
May 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487308/pancreatic-metastasis-from-an-osseous-solitary-fibrous-tumour
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Jennifer Sue Colvin, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Michael Cruise, Andrei Purysko
A 73-year-old man presented with a right-sided chest wall mass that showed an epitheloid neoplasm with mild cytologic atypia on core needle biopsy. He underwent surgical resection, and final pathology revealed solitary fibrous tumour/hemangiopericytoma with negative margins. Three years after surgical resection, the patient presented with fatigue, abdominal pain, weight loss and mildly elevated liver function tests. Further workup revealed a 1.2 cm hypervascular mass in the neck of the pancreas. This case report summarises the surgical treatment and outcomes for a patient who presented with this rare tumour...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483037/effect-of-the-4-h-target-on-time-to-ecg
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James A Hughes, C J Cabilan, Caitlin Young, Andrew Staib
Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between compliance with time-based Emergency Department (ED) targets (known as NEAT) and the time taken to collect an electrocardiogram (TTE) in patients presenting with chest pain.Methods This was a pilot descriptive retrospective cohort study completed in a large inner city tertiary ED. Patients who presented with active or recent chest pain between July 2014 and June 2015 were eligible for inclusion. Pregnant patients, inter-hospital transfers, and traumatic chest pain were excluded...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474655/fibrinolytic-administration-via-ekos-catheter-used-in-pulmonary-embolism
#10
Alana James, Satyam Veean, Jayanth H Keshavamurthy, Gyanendra Sharma
A 69-year old bed-bound woman presented with chest pain and diaphoresis. Diagnostic imaging led to the diagnosis of bilateral extensive pulmonary emboli extending into all segmental branches. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was administered via 2 separate EKOS catheters. Repeat evaluation after 33 hours revealed improvement of right ventricular size and function. EKOS catheters are useful for administration of fibrinolytics in pulmonary embolism.
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473507/cost-effectiveness-of-anatomical-and-functional-test-strategies-for-stable-chest-pain-public-health-perspective-from-a-middle-income-country
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Eduardo G Bertoldi, Steffen F Stella, Luis Eduardo P Rohde, Carisi A Polanczyk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research is to evaluate the relative cost-effectiveness of functional and anatomical strategies for diagnosing stable coronary artery disease (CAD), using exercise (Ex)-ECG, stress echocardiogram (ECHO), single-photon emission CT (SPECT), coronary CT angiography (CTA) or stress cardiacmagnetic resonance (C-MRI). SETTING: Decision-analytical model, comparing strategies of sequential tests for evaluating patients with possible stable angina in low, intermediate and high pretest probability of CAD, from the perspective of a developing nation's public healthcare system...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473096/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-chest-pain-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Scott R Akers, Vandan Panchal, Vincent B Ho, Garth M Beache, Richard K J Brown, Brian B Ghoshhajra, S Bruce Greenberg, Joe Y Hsu, Gregory A Kicska, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Suhny Abbara, Jill E Jacobs
In patients with chronic chest pain in the setting of high probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), imaging has major and diverse roles. First, imaging is valuable in determining and documenting the presence, extent, and severity of myocardial ischemia, hibernation, scarring, and/or the presence, site, and severity of obstructive coronary lesions. Second, imaging findings are important in determining the course of management of patients with suspected chronic myocardial ischemia and better defining those patients best suited for medical therapy, angioplasty/stenting, or surgery...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471148/clinical-imaging-in-patients-experiencing-chest-pain
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Angelo Silverio, Rodolfo Citro
Non-invasive imaging modalities integrate the clinical and laboratory diagnostic work-up of patients admitted in emergency department for chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging tool because it is rapidly and widely available, bedside feasible and cost-effective. Even when a comprensive exam is not feasible, a fast focused ultrasound exam should be performed. Contrast enhanced computed tomography is an easily accessible tool with specific application in patients suspected for pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) according to the pre-test risk assessment and to the clinical status...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469692/complex-ebstein-s-anomaly-in-an-86-year-old-iranian-man-a-case-report
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Bahieh Moradi, Farideh Roshanali
Ebstein's anomaly is defined as the significant apical displacement of the tricuspid valve causing tricuspid regurgitation. Although a variety of concomitant lesions have been previously described, we herein introduce an unusual presentation. Our patient was an 86-year-old man with a primary presentation of typical chest pain in the setting of recently diagnosed coronary artery disease with concomitant Ebstein's anomaly. We found mild-to-moderate tricuspid regurgitation, bicuspid aortic valve, persistent left superior vena cava, and patent foramen ovale...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463855/noncardiac-chest-pain-diagnosis-and-management
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Takahisa Yamasaki, Ronnie Fass
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) has been defined as recurrent chest pain that is indistinguishable from ischemic heart pain after excluding a cardiac cause. NCCP is a common and highly challenging clinical problem in Gastrointestinal practice that requires targeted diagnostic assessment to identify the underlying cause of the symptoms. Treatment is tailored according to the cause of NCCP: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal dysmotility or functional chest pain...
May 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459622/respiratory-symptoms-items-from-the-copd-assessment-test-identify-ever-smokers-with-preserved-lung-function-at-higher-risk-for-poor-respiratory-outcomes-an-analysis-of-the-subpopulations-and-intermediate-outcome-measures-in-copd-study-cohort
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Carlos H Martinez, Susan Murray, R Graham Barr, Eugene Bleecker, Russell P Bowler, Stephanie A Christenson, Alejandro P Comellas, Christopher B Cooper, David Couper, Gerard J Criner, Jeffrey L Curtis, Mark T Dransfield, Nadia N Hansel, Eric A Hoffman, Richard E Kanner, Eric Kleerup, Jerry A Krishnan, Stephen C Lazarus, Nancy K Leidy, Wanda O'Neal, Fernando J Martinez, Robert Paine, Stephen I Rennard, Donald P Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, MeiLan K Han
RATIONALE: Ever-smokers without airflow obstruction scores greater than or equal to 10 on the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) still have frequent acute respiratory disease events (exacerbation-like), impaired exercise capacity, and imaging abnormalities. Identification of these subjects could provide new opportunities for targeted interventions. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the four respiratory-related items of the CAT might be useful for identifying such individuals, with discriminative ability similar to CAT, which is an eight-item questionnaire used to assess chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact, including nonrespiratory questions, with scores ranging from 0 to 40...
May 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450810/reduced-cardiac-function-and-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-asian-countries
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REVIEW
Ruiqi Zhu, Yu Hu, Liang Tang
Patients with reduced cardiac function are thought to have a higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Additionally, they are vulnerable to complications of pulmonary embolism (PE) as well as right heart failure (HF), which in return is supposed to increase the rate of mortality. Studies focusing on VTE in heart failure patients were rare in Asian countries before the 21st century. Nowadays, more and more data are becoming available in this field in Asia. It is already known that heart failure can increase the risk of VTE, but so far a consensus on this issue has not been reached for many years, not only in Asian countries but all over the world...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448601/determinants-of-coronary-flow-reserve-in-non-diabetic-patients-with-chest-pain-without-myocardial-perfusion-defects
#18
Helena U Westergren, Erik Michaëlsson, Juuso I Blomster, Tasso Miliotis, Sara Svedlund, Li-Ming Gan
BACKGROUND: Microvascular dysfunction could be responsible for chest pain in patients without myocardial perfusion defects. We evaluated microvascular function using ultrasound-assessed coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with chest pain and normal myocardial perfusion scintigram. Secondly, we investigated association between cardiovascular parameters and decreased CFR in a sex specific manner. METHODS: A total of 202 (128 women) non-diabetic patients with chest pain and suspected myocardial ischemia, but without myocardial perfusion defects on myocardial perfusion scintigram, were enrolled and underwent CFR examination and blood sampling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446942/cardiac-ct-improves-outcomes-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-results-of-recent-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Michelle C Williams, Alastair Moss, Edward Nicol, David E Newby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to review the recent randomised controlled trials of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for patients with stable coronary artery disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial results and subsequent papers from the SCOT-HEART (Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART) and PROMISE (PROspective Multicentre Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain) trials have shown that CCTA is a safe and appropriate addition to standard care or alternative to functional testing...
2017: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446550/national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-updates-the-stable-chest-pain-guideline-with-radical-changes-to-the-diagnostic-paradigm
#20
REVIEW
Adam Timmis, Carl A Roobottom
In the 2016 update of the stable chest pain guideline, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has made radical changes to the diagnostic paradigm that it-like other international guidelines-had previously placed at the centre of its recommendations. No longer are quantitative assessments of the disease probability considered necessary to determine the need for diagnostic testing and the choice of test. Instead, the recommendation is for no diagnostic testing if chest pain is judged to be 'non-anginal' and CT coronary angiography (CTCA) in patients with 'typical' or 'atypical' chest pain with additional perfusion imaging only if there is uncertainty about the functional significance of coronary lesions...
April 26, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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