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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086841/good-outcome-following-liver-transplantation-using-pericardial-peritoneum-window-for-hepato-atrial-anastomosis-to-overcome-advanced-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-and-secondary-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-case-report
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Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND: This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A temporary veno-venous bypass was introduced, but a typical end to end cavo-caval anastomosis wasn't possible in this case. In order to access a disease free part of the inferior vena cava, an oval window of the diaphragm was excised, providing communication between the peritoneum and pericardium...
January 13, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073731/discoveries-about-tubercolosis-from-autopsies-topographical-and-morphological-profiles-of-lesions-in-dakar-senegal
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I Thiam, C Dial, K Doh, A M Gaye, G Woto-Gaye
Tuberculosis is endemic in Senegal. It is rate of increase and high mortality rate make it a major public health problem. The aim of this study was to describe the topographic, macroscopic, and microscopic aspects of tuberculosis lesions responsible for deaths in Dakar. This is a retrospective study of 158 autopsy reports, collected over 10 years, of deaths due to tuberculosis. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was essentially macroscopic; only equivocal cases had histological analysis. The average age at death was 47 years, and nearly all patients were men (all but 5)...
November 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
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REVIEW
William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062266/pericardial-masses-cysts-and-diverticula-a-comprehensive-review-using-multimodality-imaging
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REVIEW
Albree Tower-Rader, Deborah Kwon
Pericardial masses/tumors, cysts, and diverticula are quite rare. Presentation is variable and often patients may be asymptomatic with pericardial involvement initially only detected at time of autopsy. When patients do present with symptoms they are often non-specific and often mimic other conditions of the pericardium such as pericarditis, pericardial effusion, constriction or tamponade. Therefore, echocardiography and cross-sectional imaging is essential in identifying and characterizing pericardial disease...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056866/case-report-whole-exome-sequencing-of-primary-cardiac-angiosarcoma-highlights-potential-for-targeted-therapies
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Leah Zhrebker, Irene Cherni, Lara M Gross, Margaret M Hinshelwood, Merrick Reese, Jessica Aldrich, Joseph M Guileyardo, William C Roberts, David Craig, Daniel D Von Hoff, Robert G Mennel, John D Carpten
BACKGROUND: Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are rare, but they are the most aggressive type of primary cardiac neoplasms. When patients do present, it is with advanced pulmonary and/or cardiac symptoms. Therefore, many times the correct diagnosis is not made at the time of initial presentation. These patients have metastatic disease and the vast majority of these patients die within a few months after diagnosis. Currently the treatment choices are limited and there are no targeted therapies available...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056838/first-case-report-of-myopericarditis-linked-to-campylobacter-coli-enterocolitis
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Cameron R M Moffatt, Soniah B Moloi, Karina J Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of mostly self-limiting enterocolitis. Although rare, pericarditis and myopericarditis have been increasingly documented as complications following campylobacteriosis. Such cases have occurred predominantly in younger males, and involved a single causative species, namely Campylobacter jejuni. We report the first case of myopericarditis following Campylobacter coli enterocolitis, with illness occurring in an immunocompetent middle-aged female...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040770/effect-of-bioprostheses-anti-calcification-treatment-comparative-follow-up-between-mitroflow-lx-and-magna-pericardial-xenografts-using-a-propensity-score-weighted-analysis
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Arnau Blasco-Lucas, Eduard Permanyer, María-Llanos Pérez, Juan Manuel Gracia-Baena, Remedios Ríos, Kelly Casós, Manuel Galiñanes
OBJECTIVES: The efficacy of anti-calcification treatment of bioprosthetic heart valves remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes between Mitroflow LX valve, without anti-calcification treatment, and the Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna (P-Magna), with anti-calcification treatment. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, 625 consecutive patients underwent aortic valve replacement either with a Mitroflow LX (n = 329) or a P-Magna (n = 296)...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033080/common-arterial-trunk-repair-by-means-of-a-handmade-bovine-pericardial-valved-woven-dacron-conduit
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Samuel Ramírez-Marroquín, Pedro José Curi-Curi, Juan Calderón-Colmenero, José Antonio García-Montes, Jorge Luis Cervantes-Salazar
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of common arterial trunk (CAT) by means of a homograft conduit has become a standard practice. We report our experience in the correction of this heart disease with a handmade bovine pericardial-valved woven Dacron conduit as an alternative procedure to homografts, with a focus on early, mid-term, and long-term results. METHODS: We designed a retrospective study that included 15 patients with a mean age of 1.5 years (range: three months to eight years), who underwent primary repair of simple CAT...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031424/the-dart-study-results-from-the-dose-escalation-and-expansion-cohorts-evaluating-the-combination-of-dalantercept-plus-axitinib-in-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Martin H Voss, Rupal S Bhatt, Elizabeth R Plimack, Brian I Rini, Robert S Alter, J Thaddeus Beck, Dawn Wilson, Xiaosha Zhang, Musa Mutyaba, Chad Glasser, Kenneth M Attie, Matthew L Sherman, Shuchi S Pandya, Michael Atkins
PURPOSE: Activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1) is a novel target in angiogenesis. Concurrent targeting of ALK1 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling results in augmented inhibition of tumor growth in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) xenograft models. Dalantercept is an ALK1 receptor-fusion protein that acts as a ligand trap for bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) 9 and 10. The DART Study evaluated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of dalantercept plus axitinib in patients with advanced RCC and determined the optimal dose for further testing...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011971/tuberculous-pericarditis-a-case-report
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Affan Denk, Mehmet Ali Kobat, Safak Ozer Balin, Sumeyye Selim Kara, Orhan Dogdu
Pericardial effusion is common disease and difficult to diagnose. Tuberculosis accounts for up to 4% of acute pericarditis and 7% of cardiac tamponade cases. Quick treatment can be lifesaving but requires accurate diagnosis. We report a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with a 3-week history of fever with chills, non-productive cough and dyspnea. The case was diagnosed by positivity of acid-fast staining, culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the aspirated pericardial fluid and treated promptly with antituberculosis drugs...
1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009987/pericardial-effusion-is-correlated-with-clinical-outcome-after-pulmonary-artery-denervation-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shao-Liang Chen, Hang Zhang, Du-Jiang Xie, Juan Zhang, Ling Zhou, Meng-Xuan Chen, Gregg W Stone
OBJECTIVES: Pericardial effusion (PE) is correlated with outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was used for treatment of PAH. The present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of PE for outcomes after PADN in patients with WHO Group I, Group II and Group IV PAH. RESULTS: PE, frequently seen in patients with connective tissue disease, was featured by fast heart rate, decreased exercise capacity, more syncope, worsening pulmonary arterial hemodynamic and right atrium size...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009961/a-perceval-valve-in-active-infective-bioprosthetic-valve-endocarditis-case-report
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Johanna Konertz, Marc Kastrup, Sascha Treskatsch, Pascal M Dohmen
The case is presented of a 72-year-old male patient suffering from active infective aortic prosthetic endocarditis two months after emergency surgery with aortic valve implantation, and who underwent aortic arch reconstruction using a Dacron patch, due to the spontaneous post-procedural migration of a transcatheter-implanted aortic valve. The heart team considered transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI) due to the increased operative risk demonstrated by a EuroSCORE II of 10.9%, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (GOLD 3), cirrhosis (Child-B), esophageal varicose stage 2, chronic renal failure stage 3, and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003913/a-rare-case-of-primary-meningococcal-myopericarditis-in-a-71-year-old-male
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Odilia I Woudstra, Gerard J J Boink, Jacobus A Winkelman, Ron van Stralen
We describe a case of primary meningococcal C pericarditis with myocardial involvement in a 71-year-old male that is thus far the oldest patient with isolated meningococcal pericardial disease and only the third patient with primary meningococcal myopericarditis described in English literature. Our patient was successfully treated by full sternotomy and surgical drainage combined with intravenous ceftriaxone. Mild symptoms unresponsive to anti-inflammatory treatment and leukocytosis may guide clinicians towards the correct diagnosis...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003826/pericardial-effusion-due-to-primary-malignant-pericardial-mesothelioma-a-common-finding-but-an-uncommon-cause
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Valery Istomin, David S Blondheim, Simcha R Meisel, Aaron Frimerman, Moshe Lapidot, Ronit Rachmilevitch
This case report describes a 37-year-old female who was admitted to our Emergency Department because of shortness of breath. On physical examination, she had dyspnea and tachycardia and blood pressure was 80/50 mmHg with a pulsus paradoxus of 22 mmHg. Neck veins were distended, heart sounds were distant, and dullness was found on both lung bases. Her chest X-ray revealed bilateral pleural effusion and cardiomegaly. On both computed tomography and echocardiography the heart was of normal size and a large pericardial effusion was noted...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998302/immunoglobulin-g4-related-constrictive-pericarditis-identified-by-cytological-examination-of-pericardial-effusion-a-case-report
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Kazunori Horie, Norio Tada, Keiichirou Yamaguchi, Keitarou Inazawa, Mareyuki Endo, Naoto Inoue
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin G4-related disease is increasingly recognized as a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by immunoglobulin G4-positive lymphocyte infiltration. Organ biopsy and histopathology are the most important diagnostic methods; however, the significance of a cytological examination in immunoglobulin G4-related disease cases is still unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old Asian man who was a former tobacco smoker presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, systemic edema, and pericardial effusion...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996318/brain-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-biomarker-of-asymptomatic-clozapine-related-heart-dysfunction-a-criterion-for-a-more-cautious-administration
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Vincenzo Prisco, Petrosino Monica, Germano Fiore, Annamaria Tridente, Antonietta La Rocca, Francesco Catapano, Michele Fabrazzo
Clozapine-related pericarditis is a rare side effect of the drug. We reported the clinical cases of two women, aged 22 and 28 years, affected by schizophrenia with pericarditis symptoms related to clozapine treatment of 200 mg/day. Clozapine was discontinued in both patients, resulting in normalization of the ECG changes, and echocardiography confirmed the progressive disappearance of the pericardial effusion. Interestingly, while inflammatory indices and pro-brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) plasma levels were high in both patients, only one of them showed tachycardia, subjective chest pain, shortness of breath and dyspnea, with a clinical symptomatology suggesting a cardiac involvement...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992675/readmissions-after-adult-congenital-heart-surgery-frequency-and-risk-factors
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Yuli Y Kim, Wei He, Thomas E MacGillivray, Oscar J Benavidez
OBJECTIVE: Despite their clinical importance, 30-day readmission after adult congenital heart surgery has been understudied. They sought to determine the frequency of unplanned readmissions after adult congenital heart surgery and to identify any potential associated risk factors. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using State Inpatient Databases for Washington, New York, Florida, and California from 2009 to 2011. SETTING: Federal and nonfederal acute care hospitals...
December 19, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990755/efficacy-of-anakinra-in-an-adult-patient-with-recurrent-pericarditis-and-cardiac-tamponade-as-initial-manifestations-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-periodic-syndrome-due-to-the-r92q-tnfrsf1a-variant
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Daniel Camprubí, Francesca Mitjavila, Juan I Arostegui, Xavier Corbella
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) is a dominantly inherited autoinflammatory disease caused by TNFRSF1A mutations. Patients with TRAPS suffer from recurrent, long episodes with fever, arthralgia/arthritis, migratory myalgias, abdominal pain, serositis, conjunctivitis and migratory erythematous skin rash. More than 70 different TNFRSF1A mutations have been reported to date, and as consequence of its genetic heterogeneity, TRAPS shows a variable phenotypic expression. Among TNFRSF1A variants, the low-penetrance p...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989678/introduction-a-new-renaissance-in-pericardial-diseases
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EDITORIAL
Craig R Asher, Allan L Klein
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December 15, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965998/a-prospective-investigation-into-the-effect-of-colchicine-on-tuberculous-pericarditis
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Jurgens Jacobus Liebenberg, Catherine Jane Dold, Lourens Rasmus Olivier
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculous (TB) pericarditis carries significant mortality and morbidity rates, not only during the primary infection, but also as part of the granulomatous scar-forming fibrocalcific constrictive pericarditis so commonly associated with this disease. Numerous therapies have previously been investigated as adjuvant strategies in the prevention of pericardial constriction. Colchicine is well described in the treatment of various aetiologies of pericarditis. The aim of this research was to investigate the merit for the use of colchicine in the management of tuberculous pericarditis, specifically to prevent constrictive pericarditis...
November 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
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