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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131477/a-risk-assessment-score-and-initial-high-sensitivity-troponin-combine-to-identify-low-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-emergency-department
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John W Pickering, Dylan Flaws, Stephen W Smith, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, William Parsonage, Edward Carlton, A Mark Richards, Richard Troughton, Christopher Pemberton, Peter M George, Martin P Than
OBJECTIVES: Early discharge of patients with presentations triggering assessment for possible acute coronary syndrome is safe when clinical assessment indicates low-risk, biomarkers are negative, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) are non-ischemic. We hypothesized that the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain Score (EDACS) combined with a single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) could allow early discharge of a clinically meaningful proportion of patients. METHODS: We pooled data from 4 patient cohorts from New Zealand and Australia presenting to an ED with symptoms suggestive of ACS...
November 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125109/impact-of-myocardial-bridge-mural-coronary-artery-on-myocardial-functions
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Xin-Bin Zhao, Yu Fu, Jie Li, Meng Sun, He-Liang Zhao
Objective To study the impact of myocardial bridge (MB)-mural coronary artery (MCA) on myocardial functions.Methods Totally 82 patients presenting with chest tightness and chest pain who were diagnosed with the MB in the left anterior descending artery by CT coronary angiography were enrolled as the MB group,in which the thickness and length of MB and the systolic stenosis degree of MCA were measured.In addition,82 healthy subjects,as confirmed by health check-up,were set as the control group.The age,gender,body mass index (BMI),heart rate (HR),smoking history,interventricular septal thickness,left ventricular posterior wall thickness,diameter of left atrium,left ventricular end-diastolic diameter,left ventricular end-systolic diameter,left ventricular ejection fraction,and the cases of E'/A'<1 were compared between MB group and control group...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122894/dyspnoea-in-lupus
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Jeremy Fleri Soler, Andrew Borg, Cecilia Mercieca
A 32-year-old woman suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 6-week history of progressive dyspnoea and pleuritic chest pain. Examination was normal apart from reduced air entry at the lung bases.Arterial blood gases showed hypoxaemia and chest X-ray revealed raised hemidiaphragms without any pleural effusions. Lung function showed a restrictive pathology while high-resolution chest CT and CT pulmonary angiogram were negative. Echocardiography showed normal ventricular diameters and no pericardial effusion...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122513/tako-tsubo-syndrome-in-men-rare-but-with-poor-prognosis
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Alberto Pérez-Castellanos, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Mireia Andrés, Alessandro Sionis, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ana Martín-García, María Cruz Aguilera, Eduardo Pereyra, José A Linares Vicente, Bernardo García de la Villa, Iván J Núñez-Gil
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Tako-tsubo syndrome is a potentially serious disease during the acute phase. It mimics myocardial infarction, but with no potentially causative coronary lesions. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical course and outcome of patients with tako-tsubo syndrome by sex. METHODS: We analyzed the characteristics of patients included in the RETAKO registry from 2003 to 2015, a multicenter registry with participation of 32 Spanish hospitals...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103858/mental-stress-peripheral-vascular-reactivity-is-elevated-in-women-with-coronary-vascular-dysfunction-results-from-the-nhlbi-sponsored-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-system-cans-study
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Puja K Mehta, Melody Hermel, Michael D Nelson, Galen Cook-Wiens, Elizabeth A Martin, Ayman A Alkhoder, Janet Wei, Margo Minissian, Chrisandra L Shufelt, Sailaja Marpuri, David Hermel, Amit Shah, Michael R Irwin, David S Krantz, Amir Lerman, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Women with chest pain, ischemia, and no obstructive coronary artery disease often have coronary vascular dysfunction (CVaD). Peripheral vascular reactivity to mental stress may contribute mechanistic understanding of stress-induced ischemia in women with CVaD. METHODS: 62 women (41 CVaD and 21 controls) underwent mental stress testing (MST) with anger recall, mental arithmetic, and forehead cold pressor (COP) challenge. Emotional arousal was measured (Likert scale)...
October 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090653/tuberculous-pyelonephritis-in-children-three-case-reports
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Nimisha Arora, Abhijeet Saha, Manpreet Kaur
Tuberculous pyelonephritis is rare in children; three case reports are presented. Case 1 was an 11-year-old girl with a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis who presented with flank pain and fever for 10 days. An ultrasound suggested focal pyelonephritis, and a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan demonstrated acute focal pyelonephritis and a perinephric collection. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cultured in the urine. She responded well to anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT). Case 2 was a 13-year-old boy who presented with fever, haematuria, burning micturition, proteinuria (3+) and cervical lymphadenopathy...
November 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078667/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-pneumothorax-and-blebs-bullae
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Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli
The last British Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines of 2010 for the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) stated that, after the first recurrence, the treatment of PSP should be a surgical operation, like a bullectomy accompanying with a procedure for inducing pleural adhesions. Therefore, the surgical approach is considered the best treatment to minimise the risk of recurrence in patients who experienced a PSP. There is substantial evidence in the literature demonstrating that the minimally invasive approach should be preferred to the thoracotomic procedure since it can reduce the postoperative pain and it is associated with a faster recovery of the physical and working activity...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078636/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-en-bloc-chest-wall-resection
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Agnese Giaccone, Piergiorgio Solli, Alessandro Pardolesi, Jury Brandolini, Luca Bertolaccini
In the latest two decades, the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) technique has gained recognition as an effective alternative to conventional open surgery, and the field of its application has gradually extended to more complex diseases, such as locally invasive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) requiring combined lung and chest wall resection. The en bloc chest wall resection can be accomplished by using a typical VATS port placement, each time adjusted to allow a better thoracoscopic guidance and a correct resection of the tumour to achieve negative margins...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072964/thoracoscopic-rib-resection-in-children
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Dheidan Mufreh Alshammari, Isabelle Talon, Julien Rod, Anne Schneider, Frederic Lavrand, Christian Piolat, Thomas Gelas, Frederic Hameury, Marina Sica, Philippe Gicquel, Valerie Flaum, François Becmeur
OBJECTIVE: The authors present a multicenter retrospective series of different benign rib lesions in children operated on using thoracoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 17 rib resections were performed thoracoscopically, in four French departments of pediatric surgery. Of these 17 cases, 13 exostoses, 2 endochondromas, 1 synostosis, and 1 Cyriax's syndrome were noted. Inclusion criteria were benign tumors or rib anomalies such as synostosis, in children younger than the age of 18 years, and thoracoscopy...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052351/analysis-of-the-clinical-features-of-invasive-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
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Yueqin Cao, Changzhou Shao, Yuanlin Song
INTRODUCTION: Early diagnosis of invasive bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (IBPA) is difficult, so the mortality rate is high. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical features of IBPA. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features, imaging findings, laboratory test, diagnosis, and treatment of 115 patients with IBPA diagnosed from October 2004 to June 2013 in Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University. RESULTS: The main clinical manifestations were cough in 58 patients (50...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050131/-desquamative-interstitial-pneumonia-report-of-one-case-and-review-of-literature
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Y Ju, H X Ke, X F Zhong, F Fang, Y M Li
Objective: To analyze the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of desquamative interstitial pneumonia(DIP). Methods: The clinical manifestation, radiology, and pathology were analyzed in one patient with DIP in Beijing Hospital following review of the literatures. Results: The patient was a 55-year-old male presented with cough, shortness of breath and hypoxemia.Previous history of smoking and exposure to a variety of metals. A CT scan of the chest revealed diffuse ground-glass densities. A diagnosis of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) was confirmed by a thoracoscopic open lung biopsy...
October 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029074/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-chagas-disease-an-expert-consensus-of-brazilian-cardiovascular-imaging-department-dic-and-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
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Maria Carmo P Nunes, Luigi Paolo Badano, J Antonio Marin-Neto, Thor Edvardsen, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bogdan A Popescu, Richard Underwood, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Fernando A Botoni, Márcia Melo Barbosa, Marcio Vinicius L Barros, Eduardo Falqueto, Marcus Vinicius Simões, André Schmidt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Manoel Otávio Costa Rocha, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aims: To develop a document by Brazilian Cardiovascular Imaging Department (DIC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) to review and summarize the most recent evidences about the non-invasive assessment of patients with Chagas disease, with the intent to set up a framework for standardized cardiovascular imaging to assess cardiovascular morphologic and functional disturbances, as well as to guide the subsequent process of clinical decision-making. Methods and results: Chagas disease remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America, and has become a health problem in non-endemic countries...
September 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990890/effect-of-reduction-mammoplasty-on-the-pulmonary-function-tests
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Erhan Uğurlu, Adem Topkara, Adem Özkan, Ramazan Hakan Özcan, İlknur Can, Göksel Altınışık
Introduction: Bilateral breast reduction surgery is the surgical treatment of bilateral breast hypertrophy. This is one of the most common breast surgery requested by women, and performed by plastic surgeons. The reasons that patients want this surgery are to re-size sagging breasts aesthetically, and to get rid of somatic symptoms such as shoulder, chest, back, and neck pain. We believe that the objective positive effects of breast reduction surgery exist beside aesthetic. In our study, our aim is to elicit positive effects of surgery on lungs, if there are, by making pulmonary function test and carbon monoxide diffusion test before surgery and after 6 months of surgery...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986648/acute-myocarditis-with-infarct-like-presentation-in-a-pediatric-population-role-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Maria Martinez-Villar, Ferran Gran, Anna Sabaté-Rotés, Antonio Tello-Montoliu, Amparo Castellote, Marc Figueras-Coll, Queralt Ferrer, Ferran Roses-Noguer
Chest pain is a typical symptom of acute myocarditis in adolescents. It may be indistinguishable from myocardial ischemia so it is called "infarct-like pattern." Cardiovascular magnetic resonance has an important role as a non-invasive diagnostic tool. The aim of our study is to provide a description of an acute myocarditis series with infarct-like pattern and to evaluate the cardiovascular magnetic resonance role in a pediatric population. We included all pediatric patients (0-16 years) admitted to our hospital (May 2007-May 2016) with clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis and infarct-like presentation (chest pain, EKG alterations, and released cardiac biomarkers)...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979591/outcome-of-scapulothoracic-arthroscopy-for-painful-snapping-scapula
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Saif Ul Islam, Muhammad Naghman Choudhry, Sobia Akbar, Mohammad Waseem
INTRODUCTION: Patients with scapulothoracic syndrome present with pain in the scapulothoracic area aggravated by overhead and repetitive shoulder movements. The aim of our study was to assess the outcome of scapulothoracic arthroscopic treatment in patients with painful snapping scapula in our institution. METHODS: Fourteen patients underwent scapulothoracic arthroscopic treatment for painful snapping scapula. Pre-operatively, all these patients had a trial of conservative treatment modalities for at least 6 months...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971777/itraconazole-induced-congestive-heart-failure-a-case-study
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Aby Oommen Abraham, Prasan Kumar Panda
Only few cases have been reported with cardiovascular side effects, especially congestive heart failure (HF), of intraconazole therapy after black box warning by US-FDA (2001). It is unknown which category of patients should avoid this important antifungal treatment. A middle-aged man having past history of treated pulmonary tuberculosis and obstructive uropathy presented with 2-weeks of progressive cough with scanty purulent sputum and breathlessness without any fever, chest pain, or pedal edema. Chest examination demonstrated bilateral crackles in upper thorax...
October 3, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971650/-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-as-a-tool-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-myocarditis
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Amnon Eitan, Jonathan Lessick, Robert Zukermann
Eosinophilic myocarditis is a rare disease with an unknown etiology, that may be severe and even lethal. Early treatment based on steroids may prevent deterioration and even lead to complete cure, but it requires rapid diagnosis. The gold standard for diagnosis of the disease is by endomyocardial biopsy but this test has low sensitivity and involves risks to the patient. This case report presents a patient who was admitted with complaints of chest pain. During her workup, with the help of cardiac MRI, eosinophilic myocarditis with mild deterioration in heart function was diagnosed...
September 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947480/esophageal-injury-and-atrioesophageal-fistula-caused-by-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Sunil Kapur, Chirag Barbhaiya, Thomas Deneke, Gregory F Michaud
Esophageal perforation is a dreaded complication of atrial fibrillation ablation that occurs in 0.1% to 0.25% of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. Delayed diagnosis is associated with the development of atrial-esophageal fistula (AEF) and increased mortality. The relationship between the esophagus and the left atrial posterior wall is variable, and the esophagus is most susceptible to injury where it is closest to areas of endocardial ablation. Esophageal ulcer seems to precede AEF development, and postablation endoscopy documenting esophageal ulcer may identify patients at higher risk for AEF...
September 26, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942912/an-evolving-role-for-cancer-rehabilitation-in-the-era-of-low-dose-lung-computed-tomography-screening
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REVIEW
Sean Robinson Smith, Ashish Khanna, Eric M Wisotzky
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and is often detected in the later stages. Use of low-dose chest computed tomography in at-risk patients provides earlier detection and is being adopted as the standard screening tool, replacing less precise methods of radiography and sputum cytology. In the past, late detection of disease meant that rehabilitation interventions attempted to salvage function and to improve aerobic capacity to the point where patients could tolerate the sometimes-extensive oncologic treatment, including lobectomy or pneumonectomy...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937837/lung-function-functional-capacity-and-respiratory-symptoms-at-discharge-from-hospital-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jenny S Danielsbacka, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Per-Olof Hansson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a cardiovascular disease with symptoms including respiratory associated chest pain (RACP) and dyspnea. No previous studies exist focusing on lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge after PE. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to examine and describe lung function, functional capacity, and respiratory symptoms at discharge in patients with PE and compare to reference values. PATIENTS/METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with PE admitted to the Acute Medical Unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, were included...
September 22, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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