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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817488/risk-management-of-hospitalized-psychiatric-patients-taking-multiple-qtc-prolonging-drugs
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Eline Vandael, Bert Vandenberk, Rik Willems, Johan Reyntens, Joris Vandenberghe, Veerle Foulon
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Drug-related QTc prolongation has been linked with Torsade de Pointes and sudden cardiac death. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of starting an additional QTc-prolonging drug on the QTc interval of psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: An observational study was performed between May 2011 and December 2014 in 6 Belgian psychiatric hospitals. Inpatients who were already taking 1 QTc-prolonging drug or more could be included in the study when an additional QTc-prolonging drug was started...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813776/assessing-risk-factors-for-torsades-de-pointes
#2
Laura L Martin, Jodi R Heins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803378/qt-interval-prolongation-in-hospitalized-patients-on-cardiology-wards-a-prospective-observational-study
#3
Qasim Khan, Mohammad Ismail, Iqbal Haider, Inam Ul Haq, Sidra Noor
PURPOSE: Prolonged QT interval may lead to a lethal form of arrhythmia, torsades de pointes (TdP), which is associated with cardiovascular mortality. Therefore, we aimed to identify prevalence of QT interval prolongation, compare clinical characteristics of patients with normal and prolonged QT interval, and identify predictors of QT interval prolongation. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in cardiology wards of two teaching hospitals in Pakistan...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801207/crediblemeds-org-what-does-it-offer
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REVIEW
Raymond L Woosley, Kristin Black, C William Heise, Klaus Romero
Since the 1990s, when numerous non-cardiac drugs were first recognized to have the potential to prolong the QT interval and cause torsades de pointes (TdP), clinicians, drug regulators, drug developers, and clinical investigators have become aware of the complexities of assessing evidence and determining TdP causality for the many drugs being marketed or under development. To facilitate better understanding, the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, known as AZCERT, has developed the CredibleMeds...
August 1, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756335/computational-approaches-to-understand-the-adverse-drug-effect-on-potassium-sodium-and-calcium-channels-for-predicting-tdp-cardiac-arrhythmias
#5
Mohsen Sharifi
Ion channels play a crucial role in the cardiovascular system. Our understanding of cardiac ion channel function has improved since their first discoveries. The flow of potassium, sodium and calcium ions across cardiomyocytes is vital for regular cardiac rhythm. Blockage of these channels, delays cardiac repolarization or tend to shorten repolarization and may induce arrhythmia. Detection of drug risk by channel blockade is considered essential for drug regulators. Advanced computational models can be used as an early screen for torsadogenic potential in drug candidates...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755998/loperamide-induced-torsades-de-pointes-a-case-series
#6
Kenneth D Katz, Robert D Cannon, Matthew D Cook, Alexandra Amaducci, Ryan Day, Joshua Enyart, Glenn Burket, Lauren Porter, Timothy Roach, Jennifer Janssen, Karl E Williams
Loperamide is an over-the-counter, inexpensive, antidiarrheal opioid that can produce life-threatening toxicity at high concentrations. CASE REPORT 1: A 28-year-old man with a history of depression and substance abuse disorder (SUD) presented to the emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and lightheadedness. He ingested large amounts of loperamide daily. The patient's initial electrocardiogram (ECG) demonstrated sinus rhythm, right axis deviation, undetectable PR interval, QRS 168 ms, and QTc 693 ms...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748465/automated-patch-clamp-methods-for-the-herg-cardiac-potassium-channel
#7
Sylvie Houtmann, Brigitte Schombert, Camille Sanson, Michel Partiseti, G Andrees Bohme
The human Ether-a-go-go Related Gene (hERG) product has been identified as a central ion channel underlying both familial forms of elongated QT interval on the electrocardiogram and drug-induced elongation of the same QT segment. Indeed, reduced function of this potassium channel involved in the repolarization of the cardiac action potential can produce a type of life-threatening cardiac ventricular arrhythmias called Torsades de Pointes (TdP). Therefore, hERG inhibitory activity of newly synthetized molecules is a relevant structure-activity metric for compound prioritization and optimization in medicinal chemistry phases of drug discovery...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728494/the-clinical-significance-of-qt-prolongation-associated-with-tamoxifen-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Katherine Fung, Julia Imeson, Frances Cusano
Objective To review the literature discussing QT prolongation associated with the use of tamoxifen in order to evaluate the clinical significance. Data sources A search of PubMed (1946 to 2017), MEDLINE (1946 to 2017) and EMBASE (1947 to 2017) was performed using a combination of the following search terms: tamoxifen, estrogen antagonist, selective estrogen receptor modulator, QT prolongation, QT interval, long QT syndrome and torsades de pointes. All searches were limited to human subjects. Reference lists of the literature found were also reviewed but did not reveal any further articles...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714380/loperamide-and-cardiac-events-is-high-dose-use-still-safe-for-chemotherapy-induced-diarrhea
#9
Mário L de Lemos, Jolene Guenter, Victoria Kletas
High-dose loperamide is often used for the acute management of chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, with a maximum daily dosing of up to 24 mg. Recently, the US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that loperamide can cause rare serious cardiac events, including QT prolongation, torsades de pointes, cardiac arrest and death. Most events were reported in patients taking very high doses for an extended period of time. Daily intake ranged from 64 mg to 1600 mg, often continuously for weeks or months...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710299/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-related-complete-heart-block-and-torsades-de-pointes
#10
Faisal Inayat, Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Waqas Ullah, Iqra Riaz
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a relatively recently recognised clinical entity. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome and is accompanied by reversible left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of angiographically significant coronary artery stenosis. TCM is a reversible condition, and the prognosis is usually well. However, in rare instances, it can be associated with life-threatening arrhythmic complications. Herein, we report the case of a patient with TCM who developed complete atrioventricular block followed by QT prolongation and torsades de pointes...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692217/-magnesium-in-daily-practice
#11
Dany Minetto, Jacques Serratrice, Jérôme Stirnemann
The magnesium is the 4th cation in the human body behind sodium, potassium and calcium. It is often referred to as the forgotten cation of modern medicine because of a lack of knowledge about its physiology and its potential medical use. Recent medical literature has shown renewed interest for the magnesium with publications about its role in diversified fields from prevention of muscular cramps, cardiovascular risk factors prevention trough to neuroprotection in stroke. However, we cannot recommend the use of magnesium in adults in our clinical practice, beyond the simple correction of hypomagnesemia, pre-eclampsia and possibly the treatment of torsades de pointes...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674475/drug-induced-qt-prolongation-and-torsades-de-pointes
#12
Matthew Li, Liz G Ramos
Torsades de pointes (TdP)-an uncommon but life-threatening polymorphic ventricular tachycardia-is almost always drug induced. The authors describe the causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of TdP.
July 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670758/congenital-long-qt-syndrome-and-torsade-de-pointes
#13
REVIEW
Nabil El-Sherif, Gioia Turitto, Mohamed Boutjdir
Since its initial description by Jervell and Lange-Nielsen in 1957, the congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) has been the most investigated cardiac ion channelopathy. A prolonged QT interval in the surface electrocardiogram is the sine qua non of the LQTS and is a surrogate measure of the ventricular action potential duration (APD). Congenital as well as acquired alterations in certain cardiac ion channels can affect their currents in such a way as to increase the APD and hence the QT interval. The inhomogeneous lengthening of the APD across the ventricular wall results in dispersion of APD...
July 2, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663351/dofetilide-induced-torsade-de-pointes-in-high-grade-atrioventricular-node-dysfunction
#14
Ali A Alsaad, Scott M Silvers, Fred Kusumoto, Joseph L Blackshear
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659221/qtc-interval-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-antipsychotic-treatment-as-monotherapy-or-polypharmacy
#15
Anja Elliott, Thibault Johan Mørk, Mikkel Højlund, Thomas Christensen, Rasmus Jeppesen, Nikolaj Madsen, Anne Grethe Viuff, Peter Hjorth, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Povl Munk-Jørgensen
OBJECTIVE: Antipsychotics are associated with a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes, which, in the worst case, can lead to sudden cardiac death. The QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) is used as a clinical proxy for torsades de pointes. The QTc interval can be prolonged by antipsychotic monotherapy, but it is unknown if the QTc interval is prolonged further with antipsychotic polypharmaceutical treatment. Therefore, this study investigated the associations between QTc interval and antipsychotic monotherapy and antipsychotic polypharmaceutical treatment in schizophrenia, and measured the frequency of QTc prolongation among patients...
June 29, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653942/torsade-de-pointes-in-a-patient-with-severe-hypercalcaemia-and-multiple-myeloma
#16
D Fuchs, D Voskova, K J Krenosz, T Lambert, M A Fridrik
We report a case of a 48-year-old female patient with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. She developed recurrent torsade de pointes and required cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation. Atrial arrhythmias in patients with multiple myeloma and hypercalcaemia have been described, but, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of torsade de pointes in this setting.
June 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652909/a-case-of-hypoglycemiainduced-qt-prolongation-leading-to-torsade-de-pointes-and-a-review-of-pathophysiological-mechanisms
#17
Faris Hannoodi, Hashim Alwash, Kushal Shah, Israa Ali, Sarwan Kumar, Khalid Zakaria
Torsades de pointes is a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Occurrence of this arrhythmia as a result of hypoglycemia has not been reported in the literature. We describe an interesting case of an insulin-dependent diabetic patient presenting with torsades de pointes resulting from hypoglycemia. A 62-year-old male was admitted to the hospital following an episode of severe insulin-induced hypoglycemia and a cardiac arrest. He was found to unresponsive at home after taking insulin. His serum glucose was found to be 18...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652681/recurrent-takotsubo-syndrome-with-long-qtc-and-torsade-de-pointes-can-cellular-phone-based-acquisition-transmission-of-electrocardiogram-be-of-value
#18
John E Madias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645448/takotsubo-syndrome-presenting-as-syncope-in-a-patient-with-permanent-pacemaker
#19
Bharatraj Banavalikar, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, Narayanan Namboodiri, Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Dibya Ranjan Behera, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
Takotsubo syndrome is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome triggered by physical or emotional stress, especially in postmenopausal women. Herein, we describe a case of a 31-year-old pacemaker dependent lady who presented with syncope after she was bereaved of her father. Electrocardiogram at admission revealed ventricular paced rhythm at 60/min, prolonged QT interval and frequent runs of torsades de pointes. Transthoracic echocardiogram and left ventriculogram revealed findings typical of Takotsubo syndrome...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638664/torsade-de-pointes-induced-by-hypokalemia-from-imipenem-and-piperacillin
#20
Varun Kumar, Sandeep Khosla, Monica Stancu
Imipenem-cilastatin and piperacillin-tazobactam are two antibiotics with broad antimicrobial coverage. Besides the many well established adverse effects of these drugs, there have been few case reports of hypokalemia. Here we present an interesting case of resistant hypokalemia caused by these drugs leading to Torsades de Pointes which has never been reported in the past. Hypokalemia resolved with discontinuation of piperacillin.
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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