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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747715/coma-after-quetiapine-fumarate-intentional-overdose-in-a-71-year-old-man-a-case-report
#1
S Gibiino, A Trappoli, B Balzarro, A R Atti, D De Ronchi
A 71-year-old man developed coma with severe respiratory failure, hypotension, and tachycardia induced by the intentional ingestion of quetiapine fumarate extended release (XR) 20 g. At the time, he had been treated for bipolar depression with venlafaxine 75 mg/day, lamotrigine 100 mg/day, pregabalin 75 mg/day, and quetiapine XR 400 mg/day for approximately 1 year. Comorbidities were hypertension treated with metoprolol, diabetes mellitus type 2 treated with metformin, and benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with silodosin...
December 2015: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727096/predicting-the-clinical-manifestations-in-necrotizing-acute-pancreatitis-patients-with-splanchnic-vein-thrombosis
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Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Dongliang Yang, Yizhe Chen, Gang Li, Zhihui Tong, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) is a relatively rare but important complication of necrotizing acute pancreatitis (NAP). Clinical manifestations and severity of this complication in different patients vary greatly, ranging from mild abdominal discomfort even asymptomatic to lethal gastrorrhagia or hepatic failure. The aim of the present study was to develop a model to predict the clinical manifestations of SVT in NAP patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of Jinling Hospital...
November 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686550/-comparison-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-guided-by-three-dimensional-navigation-with-x-ray
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L Y Qian, H Zou, X D Che, L H Wang, X X Cen, Q Xu, B M Qu
Objective: To compare the therapeutic efficiency and safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia (PSVT) guided by three-dimensional navigation with X-ray. Methods: One hundred and seventy-six patients with PSVT hospitalized in Department of Cardiology, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital between January 2013 and December 2014 were enrolled in this study. RFCA was performed on 95 patients (Group A) guided by the three dimensional electric-field navigation system (NavX) and the procedures were done with the spatial localization method, unless X-ray was needed in some cases...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639911/-routine-screening-of-splenic-or-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-splenectomy
#4
A Bouvier, M Gout, S Audia, C Chalumeau, P Rat, O Deballon
BACKGROUND: Portal and/or splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) is common after splenectomy. It can be a life-threatening complication, with a risk of bowel ischemia and portal hypertension. An early diagnosis allows an effective medical treatment and prevents life-threatening complications. There is no consensus regarding the benefit of systematic screening of patients after splenectomy for PSVT. We started in January 2012 a routine screening of PSVT after elective splenectomy. The aim of this study was to assess this policy...
September 14, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635265/a-patient-with-a-right-atrium-mass-and-congenital-heart-disease-a-challenging-diagnosis-of-a-stubborn-disease
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Wenyan Wang, Huaicong Long, Zhiying Zhao
Cardiac lymphoma is extremely rare. An intracardiac mass has rarely been reported to be the cardiac involvement of extranodal lymphoma. It is difficult to establish a final diagnosis via routine examinations. The ability of an echocardiogram to characterize tissue is limited; systemic (18)F-FDG PET/CT scans provide important information for both staging and response assessment in patients with lymphoma. A 68-year-old Chinese male with a second patent foramen ovale (PFO) and an interventricular septal defect presented at our institute with persistent fever, shortness of breath, repeated paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) attack, and rapidly progressing superior vena cava syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584838/utilizing-electroencephalography-measurements-for-comparison-of-task-specific-neural-efficiencies-spatial-intelligence-tasks
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Benjamin J Call, Wade Goodridge, Idalis Villanueva, Nicholas Wan, Kerry Jordan
Spatial intelligence is often linked to success in engineering education and engineering professions. The use of electroencephalography enables comparative calculation of individuals' neural efficiency as they perform successive tasks requiring spatial ability to derive solutions. Neural efficiency here is defined as having less beta activation, and therefore expending fewer neural resources, to perform a task in comparison to other groups or other tasks. For inter-task comparisons of tasks with similar durations, these measurements may enable a comparison of task type difficulty...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558507/reduced-induction-of-anti-pf4-heparin-antibody-in-ra-patients-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Masahiro Izumi, Tatsuya Sakai, Atsunori Shirakawa, Hideko Kozuru, Yuka Jiuchi, Yasumori Izumi, Tomohiko Asahara, Kenji Kumagai, Masaaki Mawatari, Makoto Osaki, Satoru Motokawa, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is caused by antibodies (Abs) specific to platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes. In this study, we evaluated the rates of seroconversion of anti-PF4/heparin Ab between patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and with osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: The subjects of this randomized controlled trial were 124 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and received edoxaban with or without a foot pump as thromboprophylaxis...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484659/paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Salah S Al-Zaiti, Kathy S Magdic
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a well-known and thoroughly studied clinical syndrome, characterized by regular tachycardia rhythm with sudden onset and abrupt termination. Most patients present with palpitations and dizziness, and their electrocardiogram demonstrates a narrow QRS complex and regular tachycardia with hidden or inverted P waves. PSVT is caused by re-entry due to the presence of inhomogeneous, accessory, or concealed conducting pathways. Hemodynamically stable patients are treated by vagal maneuvers, intravenous adenosine, diltiazem, or verapamil, hemodynamically unstable patients are treated by cardioversion...
September 2016: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365225/-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-psvt-two-presentations-two-approaches
#9
J Verdú Solans, M Soler Costa, A Molero Arcos, I Ojeda Cuchillero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2016: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27234442/a-male-infant-had-subdural-effusion-and-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-during-the-febrile-episode-of-kawasaki-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Chia-Pei Chou, I-Chun Lin, Kuang-Che Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease is an acute, febrile, self-limiting, inflammatory systemic vasculitis seen in early childhood, most commonly in those below 5 years of age. In Kawasaki disease, the coronary arteries are most commonly affected, which may lead to asymptomatic coronary artery ectasia or formation of an aneurysm. Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia(PSVT) is a severe and rare cardiovascular complication of Kawasaki disease. A case of Kawasaki disease presenting with unusual findings, including subdural effusion and PSVT is reported...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154616/negative-and-positive-predictors-of-portal-vein-system-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-splenectomy-and-azygoportal-disconnection-a-3-month-follow-up
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Guo-Qing Jiang, Dou-Sheng Bai, Ping Chen, Bing-Lan Xia, Jian-Jun Qian, Sheng-Jie Jin
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein system thrombosis (PVST) is an alarming and potentially life-threatening complication of laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection (LSD). The objective of this study was to investigate negative and positive predictors of PVST after LSD in patients receiving anticoagulant regimens with aspirin or warfarin. METHODS: Seventy-five consecutive patients who underwent LSD from 2013 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients received anticoagulant regimen with warfarin (n = 35) or aspirin (n = 40) according to individual preference...
May 4, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27064832/anticoagulation-therapy-with-warfarin-versus-low-dose-aspirin-prevents-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-splenectomy-and-azygoportal-disconnection
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Guo-Qing Jiang, Bing-Lan Xia, Ping Chen, Jian-Jun Qian, Sheng-Jie Jin, Si-Qin Zuo, Dou-Sheng Bai
BACKGROUND: Portal vein system thrombosis (PVST) is a frequent and potentially life-threatening complication after laparoscopic splenectomy and azygoportal disconnection (LSD) in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. The objective of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of warfarin with a target international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.0-2.5 for the prevention of PVST after LSD. Hitherto, this is the first study to assess the use of warfarin in this field...
July 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27021469/slow-pathway-modification-in-patients-presenting-with-only-two-consecutive-av-nodal-echo-beats
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Felix K Wegner, Maria Silvano, Nils Bögeholz, Patrick R Leitz, Gerrit Frommeyer, Dirk G Dechering, Stephan Zellerhoff, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp S Lange, Julia Köbe, Kristina Wasmer, Gerold Mönnig, Lars Eckardt, Christian Pott
BACKGROUND: Slow pathway modification (SPM) is the therapy of choice for AV-nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT). When AVNRT is not inducible, empirical ablation can be considered, however, the outcome in patients with two AV nodal echo beats (AVNEBs) is unknown. METHODS: Out of a population of 3003 patients who underwent slow pathway modification at our institution between 1993 and 2013, we retrospectively included 32 patients with a history of symptomatic tachycardia, lack of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (pSVT) inducibility but occurrence of two AVNEBs...
March 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26850499/torsades-de-pointes-after-adenosine-administration
#14
Nicholay Teodorovich, Elena Margolin, Yonatan Kogan, Ofir Paz, Moshe Swissa
Adenosine can produce arrhythmias, which are generally short living. It may induce PACs and PVCs, sinus bradycardia, and atrial fibrillation. There have been reports of transient polymorphic VT (torsades de pointes) in patients with LQTS and others in people with normal QT interval. We report a case of a long episode of polymorphic VT induced by adenosine. A 27 year old woman received 6 mg adenosine for PSVT, which terminated and torsades de pointes developed, persisting for 17 seconds and terminated spontaneously...
March 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26801306/responses-of-cardiac-natriuretic-peptides-after-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-anp-surges-faster-than-bnp-and-cnp
#15
Jen-Yuan Kuo, An-Mei Wang, Sheng-Hsiung Chang, Chung-Lieh Hung, Chun-Yen Chen, Bing-Fu Shih, Hung-I Yeh
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) secretion increases after 30 min of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). Whether this phenomenon also applies to brain or C-type natriuretic peptides (BNP or CNP) remains unknown. Blood samples of 18 patients (41 ± 11 yr old; 4 men) with symptomatic PSVT and normal left ventricular systolic function (ejection fraction 65 ± 6%) were collected from the coronary sinus (CS) and the femoral artery (FA) before and 30 min after the induction, and 30 min after the termination of PSVT...
March 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26725457/clinical-profile-of-atypical-manifestations-of-dengue-fever
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Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical profile and outcome of the atypical manifestations of dengue fever in children. METHODS: All children (0-12 y of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever at a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry, between the 1st of August 2012 and January 31st 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines 2011 for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies and the data was analyzed using SPSS 16...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26329634/-anterior-mediastinal-bronchogenic-cyst-associated-with-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-report-of-a-case
#17
Seiji Mega
We experienced a rare case of anterior mediastinal bronchogenic cyst. A 55-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) and an abnormal shadow on the chest computed tomography. She had a 5.5 cm tumor at anterior mediastinum. The tumor was surgically removed completely by video assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and the diagnosis of bronchogenic cyst was established pathologically. After surgery, PSVT has disappeared.
September 2015: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26307597/screening-for-thrombophilia-does-not-identify-patients-at-risk-of-portal-or-splenic-vein-thrombosis-following-laparoscopic-splenectomy
#18
Namdar Manouchehri, Pepa Kaneva, Chantal Séguin, Giovanni P Artho, Liane S Feldman
BACKGROUND: Portal and/or splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) is a potentially lethal complication of splenectomy for hematologic disease. Known risk factors for PSVT include malignancy and splenomegaly. While these patients are believed to be hypercoagulable, the specific mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether specific acquired prothrombotic risk factors contribute to the development of PSVT following laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing LS were prospectively studied between 2005 and 2013...
May 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26017855/paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-in-pregnant-women-and-birth-outcomes-of-their-children-a-population-based-study
#19
Ferenc Bánhidy, Nándor Ács, Erzsébet H Puhó, Andrew E Czeizel
The aim of the study was to estimate the possible association of pregnant women with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) with the possible risk for adverse birth outcomes, particularly different congenital abnormalities (CAs) in their children. Prospectively and medically recorded PSVT was evaluated in 103 pregnant women who later had offspring with CA (case group) and 149 pregnant women who later delivered newborn infants without CA (control group) and matched to cases in the population-based data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance System of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-1996...
August 2015: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26015922/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-on-autonomic-function-in-patients-with-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-by-head-up-tilt-table-test
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Mohammad Vahid Jorat, Sayyed Ali Eftekharzadeh, Masoud Mirzaei, Mohammadbagher Owlia, Nasser Hosein Sartipzadeh, Maryam-Alsadat Salami, Mohammadreza Vafaeenasab, Ali Akbar Rahimianfar, Marzieh Shamibaf, Minoo Jafarieh, Zeynolabedin Seyfpourshouraki, Mohammadtaghi Sarebanhassanabadi
BACKGROUND: One of the recommended treatments for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), is radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). However, RFCA may affect the autonomic system. This study aims to evaluate the effect of RFCA on autonomic system in patients with PSVT by head-up tilt table (HUTT) test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a before-after study, 22 patients with PSVT were enrolled. Data were collected with a data collection form that included two parts...
2015: Advanced Biomedical Research
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