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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244154/ventricular-arrhythmia-solved-by-surgical-correction-of-pectus-excavatum
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Joana Pimenta, António Vieira, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Pectus excavatum is generally considered a benign problem with a wide spectrum of impact in body image. Some articles had highlighted that this deformity can be associated with important clinical problems. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy with a severe pectus excavatum associated with palpitations who was diagnosed with polymorphic ventricular arrhythmia. The arrhythmia was resolved after minimally invasive surgical correction of the pectus excavatum.
December 12, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243441/-efficacy-and-safety-of-kuhuang-injection-in-treating-viral-hepatitis%C3%AF-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jun Zhao, Xing Liao, Hui Zhao, Jing Yang, Wen Zou, Le Wang, Ying-Jie Zhi
To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Kuhuang injection in treating viral hepatitis. Eight electronic databases and clinic trials were searched to collect randomized controlled trials for the effect of Kuhuang injection in the treatment of viral hepatitis. According to the Cochrane Handbook 5.1, two independent reviewers screened out the literatures, extracted data and assessed the quality of thestudies included. RevMan5.3 software was used for the data analysis. A total of 32 articles were included, involving 3 188 patients, including male 1 951 cases (61...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239268/a-community-perspective-on-bowel-management-and-quality-of-life-after-spinal-cord-injury-the-influence-of-autonomic-dysreflexia
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Jessica A Inskip, Vera-Ellen M Lucci, Maureen S McGrath, Rhonda Willms, Victoria E Claydon
Autonomic dysfunction is common in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and leads to numerous abnormalities, including profound cardiovascular and bowel dysfunction. In those with high level lesions, bowel management is a common trigger for autonomic dysreflexia (AD, hypertension provoked by sensory stimuli below the level of injury). Improving bowel care is integral for enhancing quality of life (QoL). We aimed to describe the relationships between bowel care, AD, and QoL in individuals with SCI. We performed an online community survey of individuals living with SCI (n=287; injury levels C1-sacral)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237664/giant-retrocardiac-foregut-duplication-cyst-presenting-with-left-atrial-compression-and-palpitations
#4
Abdus Salam, Mujtaba Mubashir, Hadika Mubashir, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi
A 35-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of palpitations and shortness of breath. An ECG showed premature atrial contractions and episodes of supraventricular tachycardia. A subsequent echocardiogram showed a retrocardiac cystic mass that was compressing the left atrium. A CT scan confirmed these findings by showing a large left-sided posterior mediastinal cyst compressing the left atrium and pulmonary veins. The cyst was successfully excised from the retrocardiac position via left thoracotomy after which there was complete resolution of the palpitations...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237655/evaluation-using-cardiac-insertable-devices-and-telephone-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-elucidate-hcm-rationale-and-design-a-prospective-observational-study-on-incidence-of-arrhythmias-in-sweden
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Peter Magnusson, Stellan Mörner
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heterogeneous disease associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) mainly due to ventricular tachycardia (VT) or fibrillation even though life-threatening bradycardia occurs. Risk stratification takes several variables into consideration including non-sustained VT (NSVT). An implantable cardioverter defibrillator effectively prevents SCD.Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common among patients with HCM and warrants anticoagulation even without conventional risk factors according to European guidelines...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237099/calcium-channel-blockers-for-primary-and-secondary-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Fadumo Rirash, Paul C Tingey, Sarah E Harding, Lara J Maxwell, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, George A Wells, Peter Tugwell, Janet Pope
BACKGROUND: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disease characterized by digital pallor, cyanosis, and extremity pain. Primary Raynaud's phenomenon is not associated with underlying disease, but secondary Raynaud's phenomenon is associated with connective tissue disorders such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and mixed connective tissue disease. Calcium channel blockers promote vasodilation and are commonly used when drug treatment for Raynaud's phenomenon is required...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227441/potential-risk-factors-affecting-repeated-canalith-repositioning-procedures-in-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Junghee Yoon, Jong Bin Lee, Ho Yun Lee, Byung Don Lee, Chi Kyou Lee, Seong Jun Choi
OBJECTIVE: To define the risk factors and adverse effects associated with repeated canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs). STUDY DESIGN: A case series featuring chart review. SETTING: An academic university hospital. PATIENTS: We retrospectively reviewed 1900 patients (average age, 54.9 years; range, 11-88 years) diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). All underwent repeated CRPs. We recorded clinical features including age, gender, BPPV cause (idiopathic or secondary), symptom duration, the canal involved, the number of sessions of CRP, recurrence, follow-up duration, and complications...
December 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217652/initial-clinical-presentation-and-spectrum-of-pheochromocytoma-a-study-of-94-cases-from-a-single-center
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Henrik Falhammar, Magnus Kjellman, Jan Calissendorff
BACKGROUND: With the increasing access to imaging more pheochromocytomas are diagnosed in the workup of adrenal incidentalomas. This may have changed the occurrence of the classic presentation with hypertension and the classic triad (headaches, sweating and palpitation). METHODS: We reviewed 94 consecutive cases of pheochromocytomas. Two cases of ectopic ACTH-syndrome were subsequently excluded. RESULTS: Of the 92 cases included 64% had presented as an incidentaloma, 32% as a suspected pheochromocytoma and 4% had been screened because of previously diagnosed MEN2A...
December 7, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212871/gastric-liposarcoma-resected-by-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-to-achieve-a-wide-surgical-margin
#9
Katsuhiro Tomofuji, Jota Watanabe, Naoki Ishida, Shinsuke Kajiwara
Gastric liposarcoma is an extremely rare tumour that usually affects the extremities and retroperitoneum. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult, and operative procedures are not well standardised. A 61-year-old woman presented with melaena, epigastric discomfort and palpitations. Upper endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumour at the posterior gastric fundus with an actively bleeding ulcer on the top. Our preoperative diagnosis was lipoma, and we performed laparoscopic intragastric surgery. However, the histopathological diagnosis was liposarcoma...
December 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209863/patient-reported-common-symptoms-as-an-assessment-of-interventions-in-medication-reviews-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Tim W A Schoenmakers, Michel Wensing, Peter A G M De Smet, Martina Teichert
Background A 'Patient-Reported Outcome Measure, Inquiry into Side Effects' (PROMISE) instrument was developed for patients to report common symptoms in clinical medication reviews. Objective To determine changes in patient-reported drug-associated symptoms collected by PROMISE before and after community pharmacist-led clinical medication reviews compared with usual care. Setting Community pharmacies in the Netherlands. Methods Patients were randomised into an intervention group (IG) and a control group (CG)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205326/clinical-features-familial-history-and-migraine-precursors-in-patients-with-definite-vestibular-migraine-the-vm-phenotypes-projects
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Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza-Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri, Daniele Nuti, Rudy Pecci, Antonio Russo, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Paola Torelli, Paolo Vannucchi, Giancarlo Comi, Mario Bussi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to assess through a questionnaire the features of vertiginous episodes, accompanying symptoms, familial history, and migraine precursors in a sample of 252 subjects with a diagnosis of definite vestibular migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by episodic headaches with specific features. About two-thirds of cases run in families, and patients may refer symptoms occurring in infancy and childhood, defined as episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine...
December 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204277/cytomegalovirus-mononucleosis-induced-thyroiditis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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V Larouche, M Tamilia
Enteroviruses, including coxsackieviruses and Echovirus, are well known pathogens responsible for the development of thyroiditis. We describe the case of a 49-year-old woman with no personal or family history of thyroid disease who presented to the emergency room with a two-week history of daily fevers up to 39°C, a sore throat, occasional palpitations and diaphoresis, decreased appetite and an unintentional 10 kg weight loss over the same time course Physical examination revealed mild tachycardia, an intention tremor and a normal-sized, nontender thyroid gland without palpable nodules...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202886/rhythm-and-rate-control-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department-a-large-community-based-observational-study
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Cameron J Gilbert, Paul Angaran, Zana Mariano, Theresa Aves, Paul Dorian
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia presentation to the emergency department (ED) and frequently results in admission to the hospital. Although rarely life-threatening and not usually an emergent condition, AF places a large burden on our health-care system. The objective of this study was to describe the practices of ED physicians in the management of AF in a large urban Canadian city. METHODS: From January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, patients with a primary diagnosis of AF were identified across 10 EDs in Toronto, Canada (N=2,609)...
December 5, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200896/methamphetamine-use-with-subsequent-thyrotoxicosis-thyroid-storm-agranulocytosis-and-modified-total-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Omar Viswanath, Deanna C Menapace, Don B Headley
Thyroid storm is a rare, potentially lethal condition involving collapse of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid feedback loop. Thyroid storm carries a significant mortality rate, thus requiring prompt identification and treatment. A 47-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of palpitations, shortness of breath, and emesis for 24 hours after using methamphetamine. Past medical history was significant for untreated hyperthyroidism. Physical examination revealed a prominent, palpable thyroid...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197853/atrial-myxoma-an-unusual-aetiology-for-exertional-dyspnoea-and-palpitation
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Omar Gutierrez, Richard Michell, Dale Adler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196139/a-rare-cause-of-intermittent-dyspnea-occasional-palpitations-and-atypical-chest-discomfort
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Lonnie Dye, Julie K Freed, Joseph R Leschke, Paul S Pagel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192592/a-case-of-an-atrial-tachycardia-originating-from-an-occluded-coronary-sinus-ostium-with-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava
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Tatsuhiko Hirao, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Hironori Sato, Shu Yamashita, Atsuhiko Yagishita, Takamichi Miyamoto, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
We present a case of a 37-year-old female who complained of frequent palpitations caused by an atrial tachycardia and atrial premature contractions. Angiography revealed that the coronary sinus was occluded at the ostium and connected to a persistent left superior vena cava. An electrophysiological study and three-dimensional mapping revealed that the origin of the atrial tachycardia and atrial premature contractions was at the coronary sinus ostium in the right atrium. After repeat applications of radiofrequency energy at that site, no further atrial tachycardia or atrial premature contractions were induced by atrial burst pacing...
September 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189171/inappropriate-sinus-tachycardia
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Mohammed Ruzieh, Abdelmoniem Moustafa, Ebrahim Sabbagh, Mohammad M. Karim, Saima Karim
Definition and diagnosis: Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST) is a clinical syndrome characterized by a sinus heart rate inexplicably higher than one hundred beats per minute at rest that is associated with symptoms like palpitations, dyspnea or dizziness in the absence of primary causes of tachycardia. The diagnosis requires exclusion of other causes of tachycardia including medications/substances (such as anti-cholinergic, beta-blocker withdrawal, caffeine, and alcohol) or medical conditions (such as panic attacks, pulmonary embolism, fever, hyperthyroidism, hypovolemia, anemia, and pain)...
November 29, 2017: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180909/wearable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-the-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-arrest-a-health-technology-assessment-and-patient-focus-group-study
#19
Sabine Ettinger, Michal Stanak, Piotr Szymański, Claudia Wild, Romana Tandara Haček, Darija Erčević, Renata Grenković, Mirjana Huić
Aim: To summarize the evidence on clinical effectiveness and safety of wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) therapy for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in patients at risk. Methods: We performed a systematic literature search in databases including MEDLINE via OVID, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and CRD (DARE, NHS-EED, HTA). The evidence obtained was summarized according to GRADE methodology. A health technology assessment (HTA) was conducted using the HTA Core Model® for rapid relative effectiveness assessment...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179767/rhabdomyolysis-lactic-acidosis-and-multiple-organ-failure-during-telbivudine-treatment-for-hepatitis-b-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jinxin Zheng, Minggui Deng, Xiaoliang Qiu, Zhong Chen, Duoyun Li, Xiangbin Deng, Qiwen Deng, Zhijian Yu
BACKGROUND: Telbivudine can cause severe side effects, including myositis, neuritis, rhabdomyolysis, and lactic acidosis. However, reported cases of telbivudine leading to multiple organ failure are rare. Here, we report a case of telbivudine-induced severe polymyositis, lactic acidosis, and multiple organ failure. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old Chinese man with hepatitis B virus infection received antiviral treatment with 600 mg of telbivudine daily for more than 11 months...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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