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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158260/the-actin-organizing-formin-protein-fhod3-is-required-for-postnatal-development-and-functional-maintenance-of-the-adult-heart-in-mice
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Tomoki Ushijima, Noriko Fujimoto, Sho Matsuyama, Meikun Kan-O, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Go Shioi, Yohko Kage, Sho Yamasaki, Ryu Takeya, Hideki Sumimoto
Cardiac development and function require actin-myosin interactions in the sarcomere, a highly organized contractile structure. Sarcomere assembly mediated by formin homology 2 domain-containing 3 (Fhod3), a member of formins that direct formation of straight actin filaments, is essential for embryonic cardiogenesis. However, the role of Fhod3 in the neonatal and adult stages has remained unknown. Here we generated floxed Fhod3 mice to bypass the embryonic lethality of an Fhod3 knockout (KO). Perinatal KO of Fhod3 in the heart caused juvenile lethality at around day 10 after birth with enlarged hearts composed of severely impaired myofibrils, indicating that Fhod3 is crucial for postnatal heart development...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146893/von-hippel-lindau-disease-with-multi-organ-involvement-a-case-report-and-8-year-clinical-course-with-follow-up
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Ali Yaghobi Joybari, Payam Azadeh
BACKGROUND Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome manifested by a spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.  CASE REPORT The patient presented here was a 31-year-old female with unremarkable family history who presented initially complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed an inhomogeneous solid mass (13×9×7 cm) originating from the tail of the pancreas with splenic and gastric invasion as well as several pancreatic cysts. A nucleotide scan showed left adrenal involvement...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141071/usefulness-of-total-12-lead-qrs-voltage-as-a-clue-to-diagnosis-of-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-severe-enough-to-warrant-orthotopic-heart-transplant
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William C Roberts, Tiffany M Becker, Shelley A Hall
Importance: Severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis is difficult to diagnosis without biopsy. Objective: To assess whether total electrocardiographic 12-lead QRS voltage may be a clue to diagnosis. Design, Setting, Participants: Case-series study with cases collected at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, from January 13, 2005, to January 24, 2017. The clinical records of 16 patients with severe heart failure caused by cardiac sarcoidosis were studied...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135673/myocardial-cobalt-levels-are-elevated-in-the-setting-of-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Cody C Wyles, T Carson Wright, Melanie C Bois, Md Shahrier Amin, Ahmed Fayyaz, Sarah M Jenkins, Saranya P Wyles, Patrick L Day, David L Murray, Robert T Trousdale, Nandan S Anavekar, William D Edwards, Joseph J Maleszewski
BACKGROUND: Arthroplasty implants commonly contain elemental metal that may undergo wear-related release. Recently, cases of hip implant-associated myocardial injury have been reported. However, we are not aware of any previous study that has systematically measured myocardial metal levels or examined the relationship with total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Archives of our institution were queried for autopsies of individuals who had undergone THA between 1990 and 2013...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127917/a-giant-mediastinal-liposarcoma-weighing-3500g-resected-with-clam-shell-approach-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Yasoo Sugiura, Toshinori Hashizume, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Etsuo Nemoto
INTRODUCTION: Liposarcoma is rare in the mediastinum and is less than 1% of all mediastinal tumors. In the present report, we demonstrated our case and summarized the principal treatment of the mediastinal liposarcoma with literature review. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50-year-old man presented at our hospital with complain of dyspnea. Chest radiography showed remarkable cardiomegaly. Computed tomography revealed an anterior mediastinal tumor from the level of the cephalic vein to the diaphragm of bilateral thoracic cavity with fat component...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124014/a-molecular-analysis-of-the-gaa-gene-and-clinical-spectrum-in-38-patients-with-pompe-disease-in-japan
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Yasuyuki Fukuhara, Naoko Fuji, Narutoshi Yamazaki, Asami Hirakiyama, Tetsuharu Kamioka, Joo-Hyun Seo, Ryuichi Mashima, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama
Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by acid α-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency, which results in the accumulation of glycogen in lysosomes in multiple tissues, including cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle cells. Thus far, 558 sequence variants of the GAA gene have been published in the Pompe Disease Mutation Database, and some mutations appear with considerable frequency in particular ethnic groups, such as Caucasians, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Koreans. However, the GAA mutation pattern in Japanese patients remains poorly understood...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
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James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108808/fatal-intracranial-aneurysms-and-dissections-causing-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-epidemiological-and-pathological-analysis-of-607-legal-autopsy-cases
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Shinjiro Mori, Shirushi Takahashi, Akira Hayakawa, Kazuyuki Saito, Aya Takada, Tatsushige Fukunaga
BACKGROUND: There are no detailed reports, in terms of epidemiology and pathology, on intracranial aneurysms and on dissections that were found in unexpected fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) cases. In this report we analyzed, based on large-sized medicolegal autopsy cases, the detailed epidemiology and pathological aspects of both lesions. METHODS: We analyzed 607 autopsy cases of unexpected fatal SAHs including 496 aneurysms and 111 dissections. RESULTS: The following results were obtained: (1) Patients who died of dissections were younger than those who died of aneurysms; (2) symptom prevalence rates of aneurysms were 31...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093386/the-impact-of-human-parvovirus-b19-infection-on-heart-failure-and-anemia-with-reference-to-iron-metabolism-markers-in-an-adult-woman
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Yuya Nakamura, Isao Ohsawa, Yoshikazu Goto, Hokuto Namba, Yusuke Dodo, Mayumi Tsuji, Yuji Kiuchi, Masahiro Inagaki, Hiromichi Gotoh
A 35-year-old woman with fever, edema and rash was admitted. Pleural effusion and cardiomegaly were observed. A laboratory analysis revealed anemia with iron deficiency and elevated human parvovirus B19 (B19V) immunoglobulin M. The patient's hepcidin-25 and erythroferrone levels were not elevated compared to those observed later in her clinical course. On the other hand, her growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) levels were elevated. She was diagnosed to have heart failure symptoms and anemia with specific iron metabolism abnormalities due to a B19V infection...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073657/is-cardiomegaly-on-chest-radiograph-representative-of-true-cardiomegaly-a-cross-sectional-observational-study-comparing-cardiac-size-on-chest-radiograph-to-that-on-echocardiography
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jane L McKee, Katherine Ferrier
AIMS: To determine whether or not cardiomegaly identified on chest radiograph (CXR) is indicative of true cardiomegaly as determined using echocardiography (echo) as the gold standard tool, and therefore whether or not cardiomegaly on CXR should be investigated further. METHODS: CXR and echocardiogram reports were reviewed for the presence of cardiomegaly in a population following non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Data was evaluated to determine whether cardiomegaly reported on CXR did indeed represent true cardiomegaly...
October 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072176/premature-coronary-artery-disease-due-to-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-a-12-year-old-girl
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Filiz Ekici, Salih Özçobanoğlu, Fırat Kardelen
BACKGROUND: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a rare inherited metabolic disease, caused by low-density lipoprotein receptor abnormality. Patients with HoFH have an increased risk for cardiovascular complication (CVC) that usually occurs in the first decade of life. We report a twelve years-old girl with unpredicted presentation for coronary artery disease (CAD) and she was found to have HoFH. CASE REPORT: A 12 years old girl was admitted to our unit with syncope...
October 26, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068574/total-antioxidant-capacity-in-mediterranean-%C3%AE-thalassemic-patients
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Ioannis Tsamesidis, Claudio Fozza, Eleni Vagdatli, Anastasia Kalpaka, Carla Cirotto, Maria Carmina Pau, Antonella Panataleo, Francesco Turrini, Elisavet Grigoriou, Eugenia Lymperaki
BACKGROUND: Beta thalassemia major (BT) is an inherited blood disorder caused by reduced or absent synthesis of the hemoglobin beta chains, associated with profound anemia, jaundice, splenomegaly, expanded bone marrow volume, siderosis and cardiomegaly. Because of repeated blood transfusions, BT patients are subjected to peroxidative tissue injury due to secondary iron overload. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to analyze: 1) the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) value in BT patients (study group) and their healthy controls (control group) from Greece (Central Macedonia) and Italy (Sardinia); correlations between 2) the TAC and ferritin levels of BT patients, and 3) the TAC and ferritin values in BT patients with different chelation therapies...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049218/cardiovascular-findings-on-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-unclear-finding-situation-and-trauma-of-unknown-origin
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Hans-Jonas Meyer, Dominik Schramm, Andreas Gunter Bach, Anne Beeskow, Alexey Surov
Incidental cardiovascular findings are common and can be found in up to 70% of patients. Previously, several reports about incidental findings (IFs) on whole body computed tomography (CT) were published. However, no previous study investigated cardiovascular IFs in patients with unclear finding situation and trauma of unknown origin on whole body CT.The radiological database of 2 university hospitals was screened for patients with trauma of unknown origin and unclear finding situation investigated by whole body CT...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041910/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-a-patient-with-ileus-a-case-report
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Chen-Yu C Guo, Nan-Sung Chou
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a form of stress-induced cardiomyopathy featured by the dilatation of the apex of the left ventricle during systole. Whereas the pathogenesis of this disorder is not well understood, it usually occurs after an emotional or physical stress such as acute asthma, surgery, chemotherapy, and stroke. However, its occurrence in ileus patients is rarely reported. We hereby report probably the first case of TCM after ileus in the literature and discuss its implications...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035434/zebrafish-larvae-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-induced-by-terfenadine
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Gyojeong Gu, Yirang Na, Hyewon Chung, Seung Hyeok Seok, Hae Young Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dilated cardiomyopathy can be the end-stage of severe cardiac disorders and directly affects the cardiac muscle, inducing cardiomegaly and heart failure (HF). Although a wide variety of animal models are available to study dilated cardiomyopathy, there is no model to assess dilated cardiomyopathy with non-invasive, simple, and large screening methods. METHODS: We developed a dilated cardiomyopathy model in zebrafish larvae using short duration terfenadine, a known cardiotoxic drug that induces ventricular size dilation...
September 20, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994682/successful-surgical-osteoplasty-of-the-left-main-coronary-artery-with-concomitant-mitral-valve-replacement-and-tricuspid-annuloplasty
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Abhinav Singh Chauhan, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Suruchi Hasija, Priya Jagia, Pradeep Ramakrishnan
A 50-year-old woman with rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis, and critical isolated left main ostial stenosis was successfully treated by mitral valve replacement, tricuspid annuloplasty, and surgery of left main osteoplasty and is reported for its rarity. Notable clinical findings included an intermittently irregular pulse, blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg, cardiomegaly, a diastolic precordial thrill, a mid-diastolic murmur without presystolic accentuation that was loudest at the mitral area. Chest radiograph revealed cardiomegaly with a cardiothoracic ratio of 0...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992910/extreme-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-polycythemia-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
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Sara Dias, Marta Planellas, Albert Canturri, Jaume Martorell
A 5-month-old, intact male ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was presented with apathy, tachypnea and exercise intolerance. On initial physical examination, tachypnea and cyanosis were the two primary clinical signs detected. The complete blood count also revealed a severe polycythemia, with lymphopenia, neutrophilia and eosinophilia. Further diagnostic imaging tests were performed. The thoracic radiographs revealed cardiomegaly and a diffuse alveolar pulmonary pattern. Consequently, an echocardiography was performed and showed an interventricular septal defect, pulmonic artery occlusion, overriding of the aorta and right ventricle hypertrophy...
June 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942391/a-76-year-old-woman-with-anaemia-and-cardiomegaly
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Jin Kyung Oh, Jae-Hyeong Park
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September 23, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920815/preliminary-characterization-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-captive-population-of-banded-mongooses-mungos-mungo
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Javier López, Joanna Dukes-McEwan, Gabby Drake, Julian Chantrey
Between 2006 and 2015, a high incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was diagnosed in a captive population of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) at Chester Zoo, United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to characterize DCM in these mongooses in order to raise awareness of this condition and help inform management and clinical decisions. Prospective clinical assessments, including echocardiography, radiography, and cardiac biomarkers, were carried out in four mongooses remaining in the collection. Radiographs from 15 mature mongooses were reviewed and cardiac size and metrics assessed...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
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