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Dressler's Syndrome

Gabrielle Dressler, Sarah A Kelly
Patients are increasingly turning to medical crowdfunding as a way to cover their healthcare costs. In the case of Charlie Gard, an infant born with encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, crowdfunding was used to finance experimental nucleoside therapy. Although this treatment was not provided in the end, we will argue that the success of the Gard family's crowdfunding campaign reveals a number of potential ethical concerns. First, this case shows that crowdfunding can change the way in which communal healthcare resources are allocated...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Medical Ethics
Dirk Dressler, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Saeed Bohlega, Pedro Chana, Hsin Fen Chien, Tae Mo Chung, Carlo Colosimo, Markus Ebke, Klemens Fedoroff, Bernd Frank, Ryuji Kaji, Petr Kanovsky, Serdar Koçer, Federico Micheli, Olga Orlova, Sebastian Paus, Zvezdan Pirtosek, Maja Relja, Raymond L Rosales, José Alberto Sagástegui-Rodríguez, Paul W Schoenle, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Sofia Timerbaeva, Uwe Walter, Fereshte Adib Saberi
Spasticity is a symptom occurring in many neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, hypoxic brain damage, traumatic brain injury, tumours and heredodegenerative diseases. It affects large numbers of patients and may cause major disability. So far, spasticity has merely been described as part of the upper motor neurone syndrome or defined in a narrowed neurophysiological sense. This consensus organised by IAB-Interdisciplinary Working Group Movement Disorders wants to provide a brief and practical new definition of spasticity-for the first time-based on its various forms of muscle hyperactivity as described in the current movement disorders terminology...
April 2018: Journal of Neurology
F F Dressler, J Brado, K E Odening
In the healthy heart, physiological heterogeneities in structure and in electrical and mechanical activity are crucial for normal, efficient excitation and pumping. Alterations of heterogeneity have been linked to arrhythmogenesis in various cardiac disorders such as long QT syndrome (LQTS). This inherited arrhythmia disorder is caused by mutations in different ion channel genes and is characterized by (heterogeneously) prolonged cardiac repolarization and increased risk for ventricular tachycardia, syncope and sudden cardiac death...
March 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
Leonida Compostella, Caterina Compostella, Nicola Russo, Tiziana Setzu, Sabino Iliceto, Fabio Bellotto
During outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after an acute coronary syndrome or after an episode of congestive heart failure, a careful, periodic evaluation of patients' clinical and hemodynamic status is essential. Simple and traditional cardiac auscultation could play a role in providing useful prognostic information.Reduced intensity of the first heart sound (S1), especially when associated with prolonged apical impulse and the appearance of added sounds, may help identify left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or conduction disturbances, sometimes associated with transient myocardial ischemia...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA) occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Abdul Soofi, Katherine I Wolf, Margo P Emont, Nathan Qi, Gabriel Martinez-Santibanez, Edward Grimley, Wesam Ostwani, Gregory R Dressler
Obesity and its associated complications such as insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are reaching epidemic proportions. In mice, the TGF-β superfamily is implicated in the regulation of white and brown adipose tissue differentiation. The kielin/chordin-like protein (KCP) is a secreted regulator of the TGF-β superfamily pathways that can inhibit both TGF-β and activin signals while enhancing bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling. However, KCP's effects on metabolism and obesity have not been studied in animal models...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
José M Porcel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural effusions are frequent in the context of acute idiopathic pericarditis and following pericardiotomy, but they have seldom been characterized. This review summarizes their most relevant clinical features. RECENT FINDINGS: In acute idiopathic pericarditis, pleural effusions tend to be left-sided and, if bilateral, they are usually larger on the left. Less than 5% are unilateral right-sided. About 90% of the effusions occupy less than one-third of the hemithorax, and 99% meet Light's exudative criteria with a predominance of lymphocytes in three fourths of the cases...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Hui-Chun Yu, Xiao-Bing Ma, Zhen-Qing Wang, Hui-Jun Xu, Ping Wang, Feng-Ping An, Yu-Chuan Hu, Guang-Bin Cui, Xu-Fang Bai, He Li
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December 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
E Stephenson, K Savvatis, S A Mohiddin, F M Marelli-Berg
T-cell-mediated immunity has been linked not only to a variety of heart diseases, including classic inflammatory diseases such as myocarditis and post-myocardial infarction (Dressler's) syndrome, but also to conditions without an obvious inflammatory component such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertensive cardiomyopathy. It has been recently proposed that in all these conditions, the heart becomes the focus of T-cell-mediated autoimmune inflammation following ischaemic or infectious injury. For example, in acute myocarditis, an inflammatory disease of heart muscle, T-cell responses are thought to arise as a consequence of a viral infection...
November 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
Nicolas Bettinger, Tullio Palmerini, Adriano Caixeta, Ovidiu Dressler, Claire Litherland, Dominic P Francese, Gennaro Giustino, Roxana Mehran, Martin B Leon, Gregg W Stone, Philippe Généreux
AIM: We sought to investigate the prognostic impact of the SYNTAX (Synergy between PCI with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery) score (SS) on 1-year clinical outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) undergoing medical therapy only. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among the 13 819 patients enrolled in the ACUITY trial and undergoing coronary angiogram, 4491 patients were treated with medical therapy as the initial strategy. Of those, baseline SS and complete angiographic analysis were available in 1275 patients...
October 21, 2016: European Heart Journal
N Dressler, A Chandra, L Aguirre Dávila, L M Spineli, C Schippert, F von Versen-Höynck
PURPOSE: Animal and human studies suggest that vitamin D regulates functions of the reproductive system. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in women of reproductive age. Vitamin D status has been associated with in vitro fertilisation outcome, features of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. The aims of our study were to investigate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency of infertile women living in central Germany, to identify risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and to specify seasonal variations of vitamin D status...
April 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Giora Weisz, Philippe Généreux, Andres Iñiguez, Aleksander Zurakowski, Michael Shechter, Karen P Alexander, Ovidiu Dressler, Anna Osmukhina, Stefan James, E Magnus Ohman, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Ramin Farzaneh-Far, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Incomplete revascularisation is common after percutaneous coronary intervention and is associated with increased mortality and adverse cardiovascular events. We aimed to assess whether adjunctive anti-ischaemic pharmacotherapy with ranolazine would improve the prognosis of patients with incomplete revascularisation after percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: We performed this multicentre, randomised, parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven trial at 245 centres in 15 countries in Europe, Israel, Russia, and the USA...
January 9, 2016: Lancet
T Eisen, A-B Loembé, Y Shparyk, N MacLeod, R J Jones, M Mazurkiewicz, G Temple, H Dressler, I Bondarenko
BACKGROUND: This exploratory study evaluated the safety/efficacy of nintedanib or sunitinib as first-line therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). METHODS: Ninety-six patients were randomised (2:1) to either nintedanib (200 mg twice daily) or sunitinib (50 mg kg(-1) once daily (4 weeks on treatment; 2 weeks off)). Primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS) at 9 months. P-values reported are descriptive only; the study was not powered for such comparisons...
October 20, 2015: British Journal of Cancer
Alessandro Feola, Noè De Stefano, Bruno Della Pietra
Postinfarction pericarditis can be classified as "early," referred to as pericarditis epistenocardica, or "delayed," referred to as Dressler syndrome. The incidence of postinfarction pericarditis has decreased to <5% since the introduction of reperfusion therapies and limitation of infarct size. We report on a 57-year-old man who suffered sudden cardiac death as a result of acute myocardial infarction. Autopsy revealed an area of previous infarction and fibrinous pericarditis related to the previous infarction, leading to a diagnosis of Dressler syndrome...
2015: Case Reports in Medicine
Anastasia Dressler, Margherita Bozza, Valentina Perelli, Francesca Tinelli, Andrea Guzzetta, Giovanni Cioni, Stefania Bargagna
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition with a prevalence of 11.2-10000 life-births in Europe. The most important concern consists of various degrees of intellectual disability and sensory deficits. The overall prevalence of ophthalmologic abnormalities has been reported to be as high as 46-100%. Impairment of vision potentially hampers the capacity of learning and communication and thus of social integration. The aim of our study is to assess prospectively the occurrence of vision problems in patients with DS with special emphasis on adaptive behaviour and cognition...
August 2015: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Anastasia Dressler, Petra Trimmel-Schwahofer, Eva Reithofer, Angelika Mühlebner, Gudrun Gröppel, Edith Reiter-Fink, Franz Benninger, Roland Grassl, Martha Feucht
UNLABELLED: There is strong evidence for the use of the ketogenic diet (KD) in Dravet syndrome (DS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate both effectiveness and tolerability in comparison with various antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: 32 children (19 males) with genetically confirmed DS treated at our center since 1999 were analyzed retrospectively. Data collected from patients' files included type of mutation, age at treatment initiation and treatment lag, overall seizure frequency and frequency of different seizure types, especially prolonged seizures and status epilepticus (SE)...
January 2015: Epilepsy Research
Christoph M Happel, Kai Thorsten Laser, Matthias Sigler, Deniz Kececioglu, Eugen Sandica, Nikolaus A Haas
INTRODUCTION: In the search for a biodegradable device that leaves nothing but the tissue of the patient after complete endotheliazation and absorption, the BioSTAR® device was introduced in 2007 (CE Mark in European community and HPB in Canada) for ASD and PFO closure. It consists of a metal framework covered by a biodegradable membrane generated from a layer of porcine collagen that is broken down and absorbed over time. In a sheep model, the results were promising, showing complete closure of the defect with degradation of approximately 90% of the implanted membrane material after two years...
May 2015: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
António Tralhão, Diogo Cavaco, Marisa Trabulo, António M Ferreira
A 76-year-old woman with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block was admitted for biventricular pacemaker implantation. The procedure was complicated by perforation of a coronary sinus tributary vein and ensuing pericardial effusion without tamponade. Three months later, she presented with fever, pleuritic chest pain and functional class worsening. Pericardial and pleural effusions were noted. Sterile blood and pleural fluid cultures and failure to respond to antibiotic therapy led to the hypothesis of a Dressler-like syndrome...
2014: BMJ Case Reports
Johanna C M Schilder, J Gert van Dijk, Dirk Dressler, Johannes H T M Koelman, Johan Marinus, Jacobus J van Hilten
Tonic dystonia of the limbs in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is associated with considerable disability. Treatment options are scarce. Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is sometimes used, but the effect is often said to be disappointing. However, this notion stems from case reports and clinicians' opinions but has never been formally studied. We therefore investigated responsiveness to BoNT in CRPS patients with tonic dystonia. We injected the extensor digitorum brevis (EDB) muscle with BoNT-A in 17 patients with CRPS and tonic dystonia to compare the response between affected and unaffected legs...
July 2014: Journal of Neural Transmission
Dirk Dressler
Identification of drug exposure as a cause for dystonia is important since cessation of the causative agent offers a chance for remission. We describe two patients with a cranial, cervical, pharyngo-laryngeal and axial dystonia, akathisia, breathing dysrhythmias together with depression and anxiety. Both patients were started on the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine 1 month before symptom onset. They symptoms were non-acute and due to CCBs well-known D2 antagonism; hence they were classified as a tardive dystonic syndrome...
April 2014: Journal of Neural Transmission
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