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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911012/rupture-of-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-into-left-atrium-in-a-patient-who-is-a-candidate-for-hepatic-transplantation
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Veysel Tosun, Necmettin Korucuk, Unal Guntekin
Sinus of valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac disease. The most common complication of SVA is rupture into the right atrium or right ventricle. Rupture into the left chambers is very rare. Patients with ruptured SVA are likely to die of heart failure or endocarditis. We present a 29-year-old man who was hospitalized for hepatic transplantation with rupture of SVA. Transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography showed rupture of a noncoronary SVA into the left atrium. Mitral valve infective endocarditis developed and surgery was planned for the patient, but the patient died due to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome...
April 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902097/clinical-consequences-of-iron-overload-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-the-case-for-iron-chelation-therapy
#2
Jamile M Shammo, Rami S Komrokji
Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are at increased risk of iron overload due to ineffective erythropoiesis and chronic transfusion therapy. The clinical consequences of iron overload include cardiac and/or hepatic failure, endocrinopathies, and infection risk. Areas covered: Iron chelation therapy (ICT) can help remove excess iron and ultimately reduce the clinical consequences of iron overload. The authors reviewed recent (last five years) English-language articles from PubMed on the topic of iron overload-related complications and the use of ICT (primarily deferasirox) to improve outcomes in patients with MDS...
June 14, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850535/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiology-and-clinical-manifestations-of-human-brucellosis-in-china
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REVIEW
Rongjiong Zheng, Songsong Xie, Xiaobo Lu, Lihua Sun, Yan Zhou, Yuexin Zhang, Kai Wang
Background . Brucellosis has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and it may last several days or even several years; however, it is often misdiagnosed and therefore may cause inadequate therapy and prolonged illness. Previous studies about meta-analysis of manifestations of brucellosis reported in English lacked the data published in Chinese, which did not provide details about the contact history, laboratory tests, and misdiagnosis. We undertake a meta-analysis of clinical manifestations of human brucellosis in China to identify those gaps in the literature...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764718/metabolic-syndrome-associates-with-left-atrial-dysfunction
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K Nyman, M Granér, M O Pentikäinen, J Lundbom, A Hakkarainen, R Sirén, M S Nieminen, M-R Taskinen, N Lundbom, K Lauerma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are risk factors of atrial fibrillation (AF), but limited data exist on their effect on left atrial (LA) function. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of cardiac, hepatic and intra-abdominal ectopic fat depots and cardiometabolic risk factors on LA function in non-diabetic male subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocardial and hepatic triglyceride contents were measured with 1.5T 1 H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy and LA and left ventricular function, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), epicardial and pericardial fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 33 men with MetS and 40 men without MetS...
February 21, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755965/the-development-of-long-term-adverse-health-effects-in-oil-spill-cleanup-workers-of-the-deepwater-horizon-offshore-drilling-rig-disaster
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Mark A D'Andrea, G Kesava Reddy
Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term adverse health effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill exposure in workers who participated in its cleanup work. Methods: Medical charts of both the oil spill exposed and unexposed subjects were reviewed. The changes in the white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin, hematocrit, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT) levels, as well as their pulmonary and cardiac functions were evaluated...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735491/a-case-of-platypnoea-orthodeoxia-following-laproscopic-cholecystectomy
#6
Timothy Riddles, James Brown, Daniel Judge
Platypnoea Orthodeoxia syndrome is defined by dyspnoea and hypoxaemia exacerbated by orthostatic positioning and alleviated in recumbency. This condition has been reported in association with pulmonary, hepatic and cardiac disease. We describe a case herein of a 79 year old female who developed severe hypoxaemia and dyspnoea post laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A difference in arterial blood gas oxygen tension was demonstrated in the supine and erect positions on arterial blood gas analysis. A Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) with a right to left shunt was evident on echocardiogram employing colour doppler and agitated normal saline studies...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727379/severe-liver-failure-rather-than-cirrhosis-is-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#7
Manon Allaire, Jean-François D Cadranel, Christophe Bureau, Salah Zerkly, Thierry Thévenot, Armand Garioud, Patrice Cacoub, Gilles Macaigne, Laurent Alric, Vincent Jouannaud, Hortensia Lison, Carine Chagneau-Derrode, Alexandre Pariente, Agne Combining Grave Accent S Pe Combining Acute Accent Laquier, Marc Bourlie Combining Grave Accent Re, Xavier Causse, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Je Combining Acute Accent Rôme Dumortier, Alexandre Louvet, Isabelle Rosa-He Combining Acute Accent Zode, Nathalie Ganne-Carrie Combining Acute Accent, Ryme Chentouh, Anis Sfaxi, Je Combining Acute Accent Rome Gournay, He Combining Acute Accent le Combining Grave Accent Ne Blasco-Perrin, Teresa Antonini, Laurent Spahr, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Christine Silvain, Vincent Di Martino, Jean-Didier Grange, Jacques Denis, Karine Dupont, Pierre Iaria, Isabelle Ollivier-Hourmand, Thong Dao
BACKGROUND: Data on infectious endocarditis (IE) in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) are sparse. We aimed to describe the characteristics and predictors of mortality from IE in patients with LC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 101 patients with LC and 101 controls with IE matched for sex, age, date of IE, and diabetes were retrospectively selected in 23 liver units between 2000 and 2013. RESULTS: Mean age was 60.8±10.5 and 60.6±11.5 years in LC and controls, respectively...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719399/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-olanzapine-treatment-transitioned-from-rapid-acting-intramuscular-olanzapine-for-agitation-associated-with-schizophrenia
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Hideaki Katagiri, Masanori Taketsuna, Shinpei Kondo, Kenta Kajimoto, Etsuko Aoi, Yuka Tanji
Objective: To assess the effectiveness and safety of oral olanzapine treatment transitioned from rapid-acting intramuscular olanzapine (RAIM) in patients with acute agitation associated with schizophrenia in a real-world clinical setting. Methods: The postmarketing surveillance study with a 3-day observational period after the last RAIM administration was conducted (original study). Following this, an extended study was added for patients who received oral olanzapine after RAIM administration during the original study period, in order to additionally observe them for 7 days after initial RAIM administration...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701339/surgical-treatment-options-of-subclavian-artery-pseudoaneurysms-a-case-report-and-litterature-review
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Rita Soares Ferreira, João Monteiro Castro, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Rodolfo Abreu, Ricardo Correia, Rui Rodrigues, Carolina Torres, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Subclavian artery pseudoaneurysms are rare and occur mostly as a consequence of an inadvertent arterial puncture during central venous catheterization, endovascular therapeutic procedures or after penetrating or blunt trauma. They usually have a late clinical presentation, with pain, swelling or other compressive symptoms. The optimal treatment in this situation is still a matter of debate. The authors describe a case of late presentation of subclavian artery pseudoaneurysm after transjugular hepatic biopsy and discuss the several options for treatment...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625787/tropical-diseases-in-the-icu-a-syndromic-approach-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Dilip R Karnad, Guy A Richards, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Pravin Amin
Tropical infections form 20-30% of ICU admissions in tropical countries. Diarrheal diseases, malaria, dengue, typhoid, rickettsial diseases and leptospirosis are common causes of critical illness. Overlapping clinical features makes initial diagnosis challenging. A systematic approach involving (1) history of specific continent or country of travel, (2) exposure to specific environments (forests or farms, water sports, consumption of exotic foods), (3) incubation period, and (4) pattern of organ involvement and subtle differences in manifestations help in differential diagnosis and choice of initial empiric therapy...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624870/characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Shumin Yan, Mengtao Li, Hui Wang, Xiaoxi Yang, Jiuliang Zhao, Qian Wang, Yongtai Liu, Jinzhi Lai, Zhuang Tian, Hui Song, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
AIM: To describe baseline characteristics of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with right heart catheterization (RHC)-confirmed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and explore risk factors for PAH in pSS. METHODS: This case-control study included consecutive patients hospitalized with pSS-PAH from 2007 to 2015, and pSS patients without PAH (in a 4 : 1 ratio) as controls. All patients fulfilled the 2002 American-European Consensus Group classification criteria for pSS-PAH was defined according to RHC-based European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society guidelines...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604340/a-case-of-pitt-hopkins-syndrome-with-de-novo-mutation-in-tcf4-clinical-features-and-treatment-for-epilepsy
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Yedan Liu, Ya Guo, Peipei Liu, Fei Li, Chengqing Yang, Jie Song, Jingfei Hu, Dandan Xin, Zongbo Chen
Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), belonging to the group of 18q-syndromes, is a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in TCF4. PTHS is characterized by distinctive facial appearance, intermittent hyperventilation, intellectual disability and developmental delay. Although patients with PTHS generally have various systemic symptoms, most of them with a TCF4 mutation manifest the central nervous system (CNS) disorders. We described the first Chinese case with Pitt-Hopkins syndrome based on clinical presentations and genetic findings...
June 2018: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600900/bilirubin-acts-as-a-multi-potent-guardian-of-cardiovascular-integrity-more-than-just-a-radical-idea
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Andrew Cameron Bulmer, Bhavisha A Bakrania, Eugene Francois Du Toit, Ai-Ching Boon, Paul J Clark, Lawrie W Powell, Karl-Heinz Wagner, John P Headrick
Bilirubin, a potentially toxic catabolite of heme and indicator of hepato-biliary insufficiency, exhibits potent cardiac and vascular protective properties. Individuals with Gilbert's syndrome (GS) may experience hyperbilirubinemia in response to stressors including reduced hepatic bilirubin excretion/increased red blood cell breakdown, with individuals usually informed by their clinician that their condition is of little consequence. However, GS appears to protect from all-cause mortality, with progressively elevated total bilirubin associated with protection from ischemic heart and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases...
March 30, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595666/components-of-metabolic-syndrome-increase-the-risk-of-mortality-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Pegah Golabi, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, Leyla de Avila, Mehmet Sayiner, Nila Rafiq, Zobair M Younossi
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United States. Metabolic syndrome (MS) components are highly prevalent in NAFLD. Our aim is to assess the relationship of NAFLD and MS with long-term outcome of mortality.The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) was utilized. NAFLD was diagnosed by ultrasound in the presence of hepatic steatosis and no other causes of chronic liver disease. History of MS and its components were obtained from self-reported NHANES questionnaires...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589604/nephrotic-syndrome-in-adults
#15
Viyaasan Mahalingasivam, John Booth, Michael Sheaff, Magdi Yaqoob
Nephrotic syndrome is an important presentation of glomerular disease characterised by heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminaemia and oedema. The differential diagnosis of the underlying condition is wide including primary renal disorders and secondary diseases such as malignancy, infection, diabetes and amyloid. Presentations to acute medicine may be with hypervolaemia, complications of the nephrotic state (such as venous thromboembolism), or complications of therapy (such as infection). Early recognition of nephrotic syndrome is possible through simple urinalysis for protein and testing serum albumin, although a high index of suspicion is sometimes required in patients with comorbidities including potentially distracting cardiac or hepatic diseases...
2018: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559876/dietary-glycine-is-rate-limiting-for-glutathione-synthesis-and-may-have-broad-potential-for-health-protection
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REVIEW
Mark F McCarty, James H O'Keefe, James J DiNicolantonio
Background: Glutathione is a key scavenging antioxidant that opposes the proinflammatory signaling of hydrogen peroxide. Boosting cellular glutathione levels may have broad utility in the prevention and treatment of disorders driven by oxidative stress. Supplemental N-acetylcysteine has been employed for this purpose. Could supplemental glycine likewise promote glutathione synthesis? Methods: We conducted a review of the pertinent literature using PubMed. Results: Tissue glycine levels are lower than the glutathione synthase Michaelis constant (Km ) for glycine...
2018: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537380/resolution-of-consumptive-hypothyroidism-secondary-to-infantile-hepatic-hemangiomatosis-with-combination-propranolol-and-levothyroxine
#17
V Campbell, R Beckett, N Abid, S Hoey
Infantile hepatic hemangiomas (IHH), particularly of the diffuse subtype, can in severe cases be associated with hepatic and cardiac failure, compartment syndrome, and consumptive hypothyroidism. Early recognition and treatment of these pathologies is paramount in order to minimise the risk of longterm sequelae. We report an interesting case of a female infant who presented with systemic compromise, in the absence of large or obvious cutaneous infantile hemangiomas (IH). Imaging identified innumerable hepatic hemangiomas, consistent with diffuse infantile hepatic hemangiomatosis...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536209/right-trisectionectomy-and-caval-reconstruction-with-peritoneal-patch-under-short-total-vascular-exclusion-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-tumoral-thrombus-in-suprahepatic-vena-cava
#18
Safi Dokmak, Béatrice Aussilhou, Tiziana Marchese, Nizar Kardoun, François Cauchy, Anne Sophie Schneck, Olivier Soubrane
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be complicated by major vascular invasion, and resection can be beneficial in some patients.1 Some of these patients are traditionally operated under total vascular exclusion (TVE), refrigeration, extracorporeal circulatory bypass, and cardiac surgery, with high morbidity and mortality.2 However, HCC thrombi are not adherent to the venous wall, and with advances in surgical techniques, resection can be simplified and performed during short-duration TVE alone...
May 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516774/hepatic-adenoma-arising-in-a-patient-with-alagille-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
M Cristina Pacheco, Eric J Monroe, Simon P Horslen
Alagille syndrome is associated with decreased bile ducts, cardiac abnormalities, vertebral body fusion defects, and a typical facies. While regenerative nodules and hepatocellular carcinoma have been described in these patients, hepatic adenoma has not. Herein, we present a patient with Alagille syndrome caused by a mutation in NOTCH2 with a hepatic adenoma. The clinical, imaging, and histologic features are discussed.
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471569/does-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-stent-differentially-improve-survival-in-a-subset-of-cirrhotic-patients
#20
Jonel Trebicka
Does transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt stent (TIPS) improve survival in a subgroup of patients? Yes. TIPS nearly halves portal pressure and increases the effective blood volume. In cases of acute variceal hemorrhage and with a high risk of treatment failure, defined as either hepatic venous pressure gradient higher than 20 mm Hg, Child B with active bleeding at the endoscopy, or Child C with less than 14 points, early or preemptive placement of TIPS (within 72 hours) improves survival. Also, in suitable patients with intractable or refractory ascites, TIPS improves survival if placed early in the course of treatment...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
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