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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852221/non-coronary-chest-pain-does-not-affect-long-term-mortality-a-prospective-observational-study-using-a-matched-population-control
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Staffan Nilsson, Petter Järemo
BACKGROUND: Chest pain assumed to be of non-coronary origin (NCCP) may be linked to enhanced mortality due to coronary heart disease (CHD). The aim of this study was to follow NCCP patients, as defined in primary care, with respect to mortality and long-term morbidity of CHD. We further examined if NCCP associates with risk factors for CHD. METHODS: Patients consulting general practitioners (GPs) in 1998-2000 in three primary care centers in the southeast Sweden for chest pain regarded as NCCP were compared with controls matched for age, gender and residential area...
November 16, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846006/chest-pain-risk-scores-can-reduce-emergent-cardiac-imaging-test-needs-with-low-major-adverse-cardiac-events-occurrence-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Hao Wang, Katherine Watson, Richard D Robinson, Kristina H Domanski, Johnbosco Umejiego, Layton Hamblin, Sterling E Overstreet, Amanda M Akin, Steven Hoang, Meena Shrivastav, Michael Collyer, Ryan N Krech, Chet D Schrader, Nestor R Zenarosa
OBJECTIVE: To compare and evaluate the performance of the HEART, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE), and Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) scores to predict major adverse cardiac event (MACE) rates after index placement in an emergency department observation unit (EDOU) and to determine the need for observation unit initiation of emergent cardiac imaging tests, that is, noninvasive cardiac stress tests and invasive coronary angiography. METHODS: A prospective observational single center study was conducted from January 2014 through June 2015...
December 2016: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846004/implementation-of-a-risk-stratification-and-management-pathway-for-acute-chest-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Christopher W Baugh, Jeffrey O Greenberg, Simon A Mahler, Joshua M Kosowsky, Jeremiah D Schuur, Siddharth Parmar, George R Ciociolo, Christina W Carr, Roya Ghazinouri, Benjamin M Scirica
OBJECTIVES: Chest pain is a common complaint in the emergency department, and a small but important minority represents an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Variation in diagnostic workup, risk stratification, and management may result in underuse, misuse, and/or overuse of resources. METHODS: From July to October 2014, we conducted a prospective cohort study in an academic medical center by implementing a Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan (SCAMP) for chest pain based on the HEART score...
December 2016: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834765/a-comparison-of-perioperative-management-of-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-between-an-adult-and-pediatric-cardiac-center
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Jeremy L Herrmann, Leah A Goldberg, Abigail M Khan, Sara L Partington, Julie A Brothers, Christopher E Mascio, Thomas L Spray, Yuli Y Kim, Stephanie Fuller
BACKGROUND: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) presents in varying age-groups. Assuming management algorithms differ between pediatric and adult institutions, we compared the perioperative management of patients with AAOCA at two such centers. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted at a pediatric and an adult institution of patients 14 years or older who underwent surgical repair of AAOCA between January 2000 and May 2014. RESULTS: Twenty patients from the pediatric center (median age: 16...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833517/clinical-utility-of-esophageal-manometry-in-the-patients-with-dysphagia-experience-from-sudan
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Amin M Abbas, Sami Medani, Tajeldin M Abdallah, Gasim I Gasim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility of esophageal manometry among Sudanese patients presenting to the National Centre for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, Ibn Sina Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients referred for esophageal manometry at the aforementioned center from July 2008 through January 2011 were included in the study. Manometric studies were done after stopping medicines with a known effect on esophageal motility and an overnight fast...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825694/does-gender-bias-in-cardiac-stress-testing-still-exist-a-videographic-analysis-nested-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David M Nestler, Waqas I Gilani, Ryan T Anderson, M Fernanda Bellolio, Megan E Branda, Annie LeBlanc, Sean Phelan, Ronna L Campbell, Erik P Hess
OBJECTIVES: Despite a high prevalence of coronary heart disease in both genders, studies show a gender disparity in evaluation whereby women are less likely than men to undergo timely or comprehensive cardiac investigation. Using videographic analysis, we sought to quantify gender differences in provider recommendations and patient evaluations. METHODS: We analyzed video recordings from our Chest Pain Choice trial, a single center patient-level randomized trial in which emergency department patients with chest pain being considered for cardiac stress testing were randomized to shared decision-making or usual care...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796707/comparison-of-clinical-based-and-ecg-based-triage-of-acute-chest-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Melanie Dechamps, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Patrick Vanden Berghe, Philippe Meert, Alessandro Manara
In the Emergency Department, chest pain triage systems are based on either clinical features or ECG recording. In this prospective, single-center, observational study, we aimed to compare the diagnostic performance of these triage systems in distinguishing acute coronary syndromes (ACS) from diseases of mild severity. Patients were sorted into the triage systems based on collected data at admission and on a systematic 12-lead ECG performed at triage. The final diagnosis was determined after a 30-day follow-up...
October 28, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784974/incidence-clinical-features-and-para-clinical-findings-of-achalasia-in-algeria-experience-of-25-years
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Amar Tebaibia, Mohammed Amine Boudjella, Djamel Boutarene, Farouk Benmediouni, Hakim Brahimi, Nadia Oumnia
AIM: To investigate the incidence of achalasia in Algeria and to determine its clinical and para-clinical profile. To evaluate the impact of continuing medical education (CME) on the incidence of this disease. METHODS: From 1990 to 2014, 1256 patients with achalasia were enrolled in this prospective study. A campaign of CME on diagnosis involving different regions of the country was conducted between 1999 and 2003. Annual incidence and prevalence were calculated by relating the number of diagnosed cases to 10(5) inhabitants...
October 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768631/coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-a-systematic-review
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Daniel Verdini, Daniel Vargas, Anderson Kuo, Brian Ghoshhajra, Phillip Kim, Horacio Murillo, Jacobo Kirsch, Michael Lane, Carlos Restrepo
PURPOSE: Coronary-pulmonary arterial fistulas (CPAFs) are rare coronary artery anomalies that have been described only in limited case reports. This study aims to evaluate the clinical presentation and imaging findings of CPAFs collected from 6 participating medical centers along with CPAFs reported in the literature, to discern any general trends present in CPAFs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 cases of CPAF diagnosed by coronary computed tomography angiography were collected across 6 participating institutions...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753176/jackhammer-esophagus-observations-on-a-european-cohort
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T V K Herregods, A J P M Smout, J L S Ooi, D Sifrim, A J Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: With the advent of high-resolution manometry (HRM), a new diagnosis, jackhammer esophagus, was introduced. Little is known about this rare condition, and the relationship between symptoms and hypercontractility is not always straightforward. The aim of our study was to describe a large cohort of patients with jackhammer esophagus and to investigate whether manometric findings are associated with the presence of symptoms. METHODS: All patients from 06, 2014 until 12, 2015 seen at two tertiary centers with at least one hypercontractile swallow (distal contractile integral [DCI] >8000 mm Hg/s/cm) on HRM were analyzed...
October 17, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752031/short-term-outcome-of-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction-with-emphasis-on-conduction-blocks-a-prospective-observational-study-in-indian-population
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Varun Kumar, Santosh Sinha, Prakash Kumar, Mohammed Razi, Chandra Mohan Verma, Ramesh Thakur, Umeshwar Pandey, Rajpal Singh Bhardwaj, Mohammed Ahmad, R K Bansal, Shalini Gupta
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the complications, particularly conduction blocks, subsequent morbidity and mortality, and effect of thrombolytic therapy in Indian patients with inferior wall myocardial infarction (IWMI). METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, single-center study conducted at LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur, from December 2011 to May 2014. Patients who presented with typical chest pain and were subsequently diagnosed by standardized diagnostic criteria as having IWMI were enrolled...
October 12, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745728/documentation-of-heart-score-discordance-between-emergency-physician-and-cardiologist-evaluations-of-ed-patients-with-chest-pain
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W Kelly Wu, Maame Yaa A B Yiadom, Sean P Collins, Wesley H Self, Ken Monahan
INTRODUCTION: A triage cardiology program, in which cardiologists provide consultation to the Emergency Department (ED), may safely reduce admissions. For patients with chest pain, the HEART Pathway may obviate the need for cardiology involvement, unless there is a difference between ED and cardiology assessments. Therefore, in a cohort concurrently evaluated by both specialties, we analyzed discordance between ED and cardiology HEART scores. METHODS: We performed a single-center, cross-sectional, retrospective study of adults presenting to the ED with chest pain who had a documented bedside evaluation by a triage cardiologist...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735810/late-presentation-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Nazan Ülgen-Tekerek, Başak Akyıldız, Alper Özcan, Ayşe Betül Ergül, Cüneyt Turan, Serdal Özcan
Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is 5-30% of all congenital diaphragma hernia cases. It can present as Morgagni, Bochdalek and paraesophageal hernia. Misdiagnosis can result in significant morbiditiy. A 17-month-old girl presented with vomiting and abdominal pain. On physical examination, circulatory disturbance, cyanosis, abdominal distantion were present. Her O2 saturation was 60% and she was tachycardic (180 bpm) and tachypneic (58 bpm) with hypotension (60/35 mmhg). Patient's heart and mediastinum were shifted into the right hemithorax on the chest X-ray...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727035/emergency-department-presentation-of-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Rachel A Lindor, Marysia S Tweet, Kiran A Goyal, Christine M Lohse, Rajiv Gulati, Sharonne N Hayes, Annie T Sadosty
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequently recognized but potentially fatal cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that disproportionately affects women. Little is currently known about how patients with SCAD initially present. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with symptoms of SCAD to improve providers' awareness and recognition of this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review of all patients who presented to the ED of a single academic medical center from January 1, 2002 through October 31, 2015 and were subsequently diagnosed with SCAD by angiography...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707537/exercise-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-review-of-current-evidence-national-guideline-recommendations-and-a-proposal-for-a-new-direction-to-fitness
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Waseem Hindieh, Arnon Adler, Adaya Weissler-Snir, Dana Fourey, Sarah Harris, Harry Rakowski
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common genetic disorder with a prevalence of 1:500 in the general population. Amongst a varied spectrum of clinical presentations, the most feared complication of this cardiac disorder is sudden cardiac death. Although only a minority of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who suffer sudden cardiac death or resuscitated cardiac arrest do so during exercise, strenuous physical activity is regarded as an important trigger for these tragic outcomes. Furthermore, during exercise, patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may develop augmentation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, myocardial ischemia, diastolic dysfunction and/or inappropriate vasodilation in non-exercising vascular beds...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640725/emergency-medical-services-utilization-in-ems-priority-conditions-in-beirut-lebanon
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Mazen El Sayed, Hani Tamim, Ahel Al-Hajj Chehadeh, Amin A Kazzi
BACKGROUND: Early activation and use of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are associated with improved patient outcomes in EMS priority conditions in developed EMS systems. This study describes patterns of EMS use and identifies predictors of EMS utilization in EMS priority conditions in Lebanon METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of a random sample of adult patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary care center in Beirut with the following EMS priority conditions: chest pain, major trauma, respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and airway obstruction...
December 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624630/cough-augmentation-techniques-in-the-critically-ill-a-canadian-national-survey
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Louise Rose, Neill K Adhikari, Joseph Poon, David Leasa, Douglas A McKim
BACKGROUND: Critically ill mechanically ventilated patients experience impaired airway clearance due to ineffective cough and impaired secretion mobilization. Cough augmentation techniques, including mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E), manually assisted cough, and lung volume recruitment, improve cough efficiency. Our objective was to describe use, indications, contraindications, interfaces, settings, complications, and barriers to use across Canada. METHODS: An e-mail survey was sent to nominated local survey champions in eligible Canadian units (ICUs, weaning centers, and intermediate care units) with 4 telephone/e-mail reminders...
October 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587928/predictors-of-adverse-outcomes-of-patients-with-chest-pain-and-primary-diagnosis-of-non-cardiac-pain-at-the-time-of-discharge-from-emergency-department-a-30-days-prospective-study
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Mohammadhossien Soltani, Masoud Mirzaei, Ahmad Amin, Mahmoud Emami, Reza Aryanpoor, Farimah Shamsi, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common symptom for referring patients to emergency departments (ED). Among those referred, some are admitted to hospitals with a definite or tentative diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and some are discharged with primary diagnosis of non-cardiac chest pain. This study aimed at investigating 30 days' adverse outcomes of patients discharged from ED of a major heart center in Iran. METHODS: Out of 1638 chest pain admissions to the centre during 2010-2011, 962 patients (mean age= 50...
July 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586321/-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-following-axillo-femoral-bypass-in-a-patient-with-stanford-b-acute-aortic-dissection-accompanied-by-abdominal-visceral-ischemia-report-of-a-case
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Takayuki Nishimoto, Yukihiro Bonkohara, Takashi Azuma, Masaki Iijima, Masafumi Higashidate
A 60-year-old woman was transfer-red to the emergency department of our medical center with worsening chest and back pain. Computed tomography revealed Stanford type B aortic dissection. There was a false lumen from the distal arch to the abdominal aorta just above the celiac artery. Although she was at 1st treated conservatively, she abruptly developed acute renal failure and lower limb ischemia because of an enlarged false lumen, and emergency axillo-femoral bypass surgery was performed with an 8 mm tube graft...
September 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555974/tuberculous-empyema-necessitatis-in-a-40-year-old-immunocompetent-male
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Farhang Babamahmoodi, Lotfollah Davoodi, Roya Sheikholeslami, Fatemeh Ahangarkani
Empyema necessitans (EN) is a kind of empyema that diffuses to extrapleural space and can involve chest pain. Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of EN. This disease can be found in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals but is usually seen in the immunocompromised individuals. Because of long duration and ambiguous symptoms of the disease, diagnosis can be hard. The disease can be treated both medically and surgically. Missing the disease can lead to undesirable effects on patient's condition and health care setting...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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