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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197055/pericardial-effusion-and-cardiac-tamponade-following-percutaneously-inserted-central-line-insertion-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-baby-case-report-and-successful-management
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Avinash V Desai, Abnish Kumar, Praful Shanbhag, Forum Shah
Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade are rare complications of percutaneously inserted central lines (PICLs), in extremely low-birth-weight babies. This particular complication carries a high degree of mortality, if not suspected and diagnosed. Bedside echocardiography proves not only diagnostic but also can be lifesaving in these conditions. Here, we wish to report such a baby who suddenly deteriorated and showed cardiovascular instability 2 days after the insertion of PICL. Immediate bedside echocardiography helped pick up the effusion which was drained using a subxiphoid percutaneous approach...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188323/contrast-echocardiography-for-detection-of-myocardial-perfusion-abnormalities-a%C3%A2-clinical-perspective
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N Karogiannis, R Senior
Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is a well-established imaging technique in the assessment of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. The use of ultrasound contrast agents has optimized the evaluation of left ventricular function and, moreover, permits simultaneous assessment of the myocardial perfusion. This technique utilizes microbubbles that remain in the intravascular space and the contrast intensity reflects the concentration of the microbubbles in the myocardium. A homogeneous opacification of the myocardium after destruction of the microbubbles during high-power imaging is regarded as normal perfusion and absence of CAD...
February 10, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151822/clinical-significance-of-portal-hypertension-diagnosed-with-bedside-ultrasound-after-cardiac-surgery
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André Y Denault, William Beaubien-Souligny, Mahsa Elmi-Sarabi, Roberto Eljaiek, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Yoan Lamarche, Alexandra Chronopoulos, Jean Lambert, Josée Bouchard, Georges Desjardins
BACKGROUND: Portal venous flow pulsatility detected by Doppler ultrasound is a sign of congestive heart failure in noncritically ill patients. The assessment of portal and splenic venous flows has never been reported in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: This is a case series performed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery between February 2014 and February 2015 in which portal and/or splenic venous flows were assessed by the attending anesthesiologist during surgery or by the intensivist after surgery using transthoracic echography in 9 patients or transesophageal echocardiography in 5 patients...
February 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117110/hemorrhagic-pericardial-cyst-diagnosis-accelerated-by-emergency-physician-echocardiography-a-case-report
#4
Michael F Yip, Brooks M Walsh
BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis for chest pain in the emergency department is broad and includes both benign and life-threatening conditions-with pericardial cyst as a rare example. Emergency physician-performed point-of-care focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is increasingly recognized as a useful modality in the evaluation of patients with chest pain. CASE REPORT: We report a case of hemorrhagic pericardial cyst in a young woman presenting with chest pain in which findings on FOCUS contradicted findings on chest x-ray study and thus, accelerated diagnosis and definitive treatment...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099422/relationship-between-perfusion-index-and-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants
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Enrique Gomez-Pomar, Majd Makhoul, Philip M Westgate, Katrina T Ibonia, Abhijit Patwardhan, Peter J Giannone, Henrietta Bada, Elie G Abu Jawdeh
BACKGROUND: Perfusion index (PI) is a noninvasive measure of perfusion. ΔPI (difference between pre and post-ductal PI) may identify hemodynamically significant PDA. However, studies are limited to brief and intermittent ΔPI sampling. Our objective is to assess the value of continuous high resolution ΔPI monitoring in the diagnosis of PDA. METHODS: Continuous ΔPI monitoring in preterm infants was prospectively performed using two high resolution pulse oximeters...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073853/resuscitation-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-from-massive-pulmonary-embolism-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Yun Seok Kim, Wookjin Choi, Jaecheol Hwang
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be used as a rescue strategy in cases of prolonged cardiac arrest caused by massive pulmonary embolism. We present a case of a male patient who was in prolonged cardiac arrest following massive pulmonary embolism. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated approximately 93 min after prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After resuscitation, bedside echocardiography and a chest computed tomography angiogram revealed a massive pulmonary embolism during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041756/trauma-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-delayed-dissection-of-the-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
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Magdalena Wilczynska-Golonka, Pawel Rostoff, Aleksander Siniarski, Agnieszka Skrzypek, Andrzej Gackowski, Ewa Konduracka, Jadwiga Nessler
Acute myocardial infarction is a very rare, life-threatening complication of blunt chest trauma. A 27-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted to the emergency department due to multiple trauma following a car accident. After 48h following the accident, the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated, with severe dyspnea at rest, tachycardia, and increasing chest pain. A 12-lead ECG showed a sinus tachycardia at 120bpm with significant ST-segment elevation in leads V1 to V5, pathologic Q wave in I, aVL, and QS complex in leads V1 to V4...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031691/cardiac-tamponade-after-right-ventricular-perforation-caused-by-screw-in-lead
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Lovel Giunio, Teo Boric, Cristijan Bulat, Dragan Dragicevic, Mislav Lozo
A 69-year-old man was admitted after syncope followed with chest pain and signs of cardiac tamponade. He had undergone permanent dual-chamber pacemaker implantation 3 weeks earlier. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) confirmed a pericardial effusion, and urgent pericardial drainage was performed. Right ventricular perforation caused by active-fixation (screw-in) lead was verified by multislice computed tomography. The lead was extracted under fluoroscopy and bedside TTE monitoring in the operating room with cardiothoracic surgery backup...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031086/respiratory-and-cardiac-characteristics-of-icu-patients-aged-90-years-and-older-a-report-of-12-cases
#9
Hong-Min Zhang, Da-Wei Liu, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Quan-Hui Yang
Objective To investigate the respiratory and cardiac characteristics of elderly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.Methods Twelve senior ICU patients aged 90 years and older were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively collected all patients' clinical data through medical record review. The basic demographics, primary cause for admission, the condition of respiratory and circulatory support, as well as prognosis were recorded. Shock patients and pneumonia patients were specifically analyzed in terms of clinical manifestations, laboratory variables, echocardiography, and lung ultrasound Results...
March 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982544/cardiovascular-preclinical-imaging
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Stephan G Nekolla, Christoph Rischpler, Anna Paschali, Constantinos Anagnostopoulos
Non-invasive imaging in the form of single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT), positron-emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), echocardiography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a very useful tool for cardiovascular research as it allows assessment of biological processes in vivo. Nuclear imaging with SPECT and PET offers the advantage of high sensitivity, the potential for serial imaging, and reliable quantification. Currently a wide range of established as well as innovative agents is available and can be imaged with dedicated preclinical and clinical SPECT and PET imaging systems...
March 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981285/utility-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-tte-in-assessing-fluid-responsiveness-in-critically-ill-patients-a-challenge-for-the-bedside-sonographer
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Wojciech Mielnicki, Agnieszka Dyla, Tomasz Zawada
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has become one of the most important diagnostic tools in the treatment of critically ill patients. It allows clinicians to recognise potentially reversible life-threatening situations and is also very effective in the monitoring of the fluid status of patients, slowly substituting invasive methods in the intensive care unit. Hemodynamic assessment is based on a few static and dynamic parameters. Dynamic parameters change during the respiratory cycle in mechanical ventilation and the level of this change directly corresponds to fluid responsiveness...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907878/ultrasound-in-cardiac-trauma
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Theodosios Saranteas, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Christina Mandila, John Poularas, Fotios Panou
In the perioperative period, the emergency department or the intensive care unit accurate assessment of variable chest pain requires meticulous knowledge, diagnostic skills, and suitable usage of various diagnostic modalities. In addition, in polytrauma patients, cardiac injury including aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, and pericardial effusion should be immediately revealed and treated. In these patients, arrhythmias, mainly tachycardia, cardiac murmurs, or hypotension must alert physicians to suspect cardiovascular trauma, which would potentially be life threatening...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857899/hypoglycemia-and-revisable-st-elevation-induced-by-movento
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Mohammad Moshiri, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Leila Etemad
Spirotetramat (STM), an active ingredient of insecticide Movento 100 suspension concentrate (M100), is an inhibitor of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). The ACC is catalyst of acetyl-CoA to malonyl-CoA (MCA) reaction. MCA is the rate limiting steps of fatty acid biosynthesis. An 18-years-old man, who was referred to our ward from a local hospital, ingested 100 ml of M100, 18 h before. When we visited him, he was confused with stable vital signs and complained of vomiting and epigastric discomfort. He experienced hypoglycemia (blood sugar = 31 mg/dl) that was treated by hypertonic 20% dextrose serum and continued by maintenance DW10% (100 ml/h) up to 3 h...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802866/point-of-care-ultrasonography-as-a-training-milestone-for-internal-medicine-residents-the-time-is-now
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Bruce F Sabath, Gurkeerat Singh
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography is considered fundamental in emergency medicine training and recently has become a milestone in critical care fellowship programs as well. Currently, there is no such standard requirement for internal medicine residency programs in the United States. We present a new case and briefly review another case at our institution - a community hospital - in which internal medicine house staff trained in ultrasonography were able to uncover unexpected and critical diagnoses that significantly changed patient care and outcomes...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753933/os-05-08-elmisartan-improves-cardiac-fibrosis-in-diabetes-through-ppar%C3%AE-stat3-pathway-from-bedside-to-bench
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Chang Wei-Ting, Chen Zhih-Cherng, Cheng Juei-Tang
OBJECTIVE: Despite the threatening risks of diabetes-induced cardiac fibrosis, less is known to whether diabetes causes an altered cardiac phenotype independent of coronary atherosclerosis. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ (PPARδ) emerges as a versatile regulator of metabolic and inflammatory homeostasis. Potentially PPARδ may be a therapeutic target for diabetes induced cardiac fibrosis. In the present study, we investigated the effectiveness of Telmisartan, a unique angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) that increased the expression of PPARδ, in the improvement of left ventricular remodeling in both diabetic human and rats...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752607/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-mimicking-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-return-of-spontaneous-circulation
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Injune Park, Youn Jung Kim, Shin Ahn, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong Woo Seo, Won Young Kim
Electrocardiogram changes in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) have been described as ST-T changes that mimic acute coronary syndrome and even acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Elevation of cardiac enzymes and abnormality of regional myocardial wall motion have been reported frequently for SAH. We report a case of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivor with high suspicion of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction based on the electrocardiogram and bedside echocardiography, who had normal coronary arteries on emergent coronary angiography...
December 2015: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749318/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-collapsibility-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients-with-sepsis-and-acute-circulatory-failure
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Sebastien Preau, Perrine Bortolotti, Delphine Colling, Florent Dewavrin, Vincent Colas, Benoit Voisin, Thierry Onimus, Elodie Drumez, Alain Durocher, Alban Redheuil, Fabienne Saulnier
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the collapsibility index of the inferior vena cava recorded during a deep standardized inspiration predicts fluid responsiveness in nonintubated patients. DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized study. SETTING: ICUs at a general and a university hospital. PATIENTS: Nonintubated patients without mechanical ventilation (n = 90) presenting with sepsis-induced acute circulatory failure and considered for volume expansion...
March 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741130/proximal-complete-occlusion-of-right-coronary-artery-presenting-with-precordial-st-segment-elevation-a-case-report
#18
Jianlei Zheng, Jingyang Lin, Naiji Shen, Baiming Qu
BACKGROUND: It is well known that cardiologists empirically judge the culprit lesion of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) according to the corresponding electrocardiographic leads. However, In addition to the obstruction of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, rare cases with the occlusion of proximal right coronary artery (RCA) and/or isolated right ventricular (RV) branch showed the ST-segment elevation in precordial leads V1-V3 as well. CASE SUMMARY: We reported a patient complaining of acute chest pain and suffering ventricular fibrillation (VF) on admission...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716702/global-end-diastolic-volume-an-emerging-preload-marker-vis-a-vis-other-markers-have-we-reached-our-goal
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P M Kapoor, Vandana Bhardwaj, Amita Sharma, Usha Kiran
A reliable estimation of cardiac preload is helpful in the management of severe circulatory dysfunction. The estimation of cardiac preload has evolved from nuclear angiography, pulmonary artery catheterization to echocardiography, and transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD). Global end-diastolic volume (GEDV) is the combined end-diastolic volumes of all the four cardiac chambers. GEDV has been demonstrated to be a reliable preload marker in comparison with traditionally used pulmonary artery catheter-derived pressure preload parameters...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698733/role-of-picco-monitoring-for-the-integrated-management-of-neurogenic-pulmonary-edema-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Xiaoping Lin, Zhijun Xu, Pengfei Wang, Yan Xu, Gensheng Zhang
Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) is occasionally observed in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, this condition is often underappreciated. NPE is frequently misdiagnosed due to its atypical clinical performance, thus delaying appropriate treatment. A comprehensive management protocol of NPE in patients with TBI has yet to be established. The current study reported the case of a 67-year-old man with severe TBI who was transferred to our intensive care unit (ICU). On day 7 after hospitalization, the patient suddenly suffered tachypnea, tachycardia, systemic hypertension and hypoxemia during lumbar cistern drainage...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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