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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918897/colchicine-for-primary-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-open-heart-surgery-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carsten Lennerz, Manish Barman, Mahmoud Tantawy, Mark Sopher, Peter Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently after open-heart surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and increased healthcare costs. Prophylactic administration of colchicine may mitigate post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF). METHODS: We searched PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov and CENTRAL databases to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that; (1) compared prophylactic use of colchicine to placebo, or usual care, in patients with sinus rhythm who underwent elective open-heart surgery and (2) reported POAF-incidence...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917680/effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-after-pericardiocentesis-incidence-associated-findings-and-natural-history
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Kye Hun Kim, William R Miranda, Larry J Sinak, Faisal F Syed, Rowlens M Melduni, Raul E Espinosa, Garvan C Kane, Jae K Oh
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence, associated findings, and natural history of effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) after pericardiocentesis. BACKGROUND: ECP is characterized by the coexistence of tense pericardial effusion and constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. Echocardiography is currently the main diagnostic tool in the assessment of pericardial disease, but limited data have been published on the incidence and prognosis of ECP diagnosed by echo-Doppler...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917555/incidence-and-significance-of-adhesions-encountered-during-epicardial-mapping-and-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-no-history-of-prior-cardiac-surgery-or-pericarditis
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Anthony Li, Eric Buch, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Jason S Bradfield
BACKGROUND: Pericardial adhesions can prevent epicardial access and restrict catheter movement during mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT) . The incidence of adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or clinically evident pericarditis is not known. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of pericardial adhesions in patients without prior cardiac surgery or pericarditis and explore their impact. METHODS: A retrospective search of our ablation database containing patients who underwent epicardial ablation for VT was undertaken...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914972/seasonal-patterns-of-acute-and-recurrent-idiopathic-pericarditis
#4
Yoav Hammer, Jihad Bishara, Alon Eisen, Zaza Iakobishvili, Ran Kornowski, Aviv Mager
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pericarditis is presumed to result from viral infection. The incidence rates of some viral infections have typical seasonal patterns. The data in the literature on a possible seasonal pattern of acute pericarditis are very limited. The mechanism and possible seasonality of recurrent episodes are not well established . HYPOTHESIS: The incidence of acute idiopathic pericarditis has a seasonal pattern. METHODS: The computerized database of a tertiary, university-affiliated hospital was searched for all patients admitted with a first episode of acute idiopathic pericarditis between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912820/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-with-myocarditis-and-ventricular-tachycardia
#5
Ramy Magdy Hanna, Eduardo Lopez, James Wilson
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a pulmonary-renal syndrome affecting small and medium sized blood vessels. The disease has a prevalence in studies ranging from 3 to 15.7 cases per 100,000, with a noted increasing incidence and prevalence in more recent studies. Pulmonary manifestations include hemorrhage, lung cavitary lesions, and pulmonary fibrosis. Within the kidney, GPA is known to cause rapidly progressive pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902412/interventions-for-treating-tuberculous-pericarditis
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REVIEW
Charles S Wiysonge, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Lehana Thabane, Jimmy Volmink, Dumisani Majombozi, Freedom Gumedze, Shaheen Pandie, Bongani M Mayosi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous pericarditis can impair the heart's function and cause death; long term, it can cause the membrane to fibrose and constrict causing heart failure. In addition to antituberculous chemotherapy, treatments include corticosteroids, drainage, and surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of treatments for tuberculous pericarditis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group Specialized Register (27 March 2017); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), published in the Cochrane Library (2017, Issue 2); MEDLINE (1966 to 27 March 2017); Embase (1974 to 27 March 2017); and LILACS (1982 to 27 March 2017)...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901019/isolation-and-characterization-of-pathogenic-vibrio-alginolyticus-from-sea-cage-cultured-cobia-rachycentron-canadum-linnaeus-1766-%C3%A2-in-india
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P Rameshkumar, A K A Nazar, M A Pradeep, C Kalidas, R Jayakumar, G Tamilmani, M Sakthivel, A K Samal, S Sirajudeen, V Venkatesan, B M Nazeera
Mass mortalities of cobia Rachycentron canadum sub-adults occurred during August 2013 in cage culture at the Gulf of Mannar, Mandapam Tamil Nadu, India. The epizootic of disease was started with typical classical clinical signs followed by the acute mortality. Grossly, severe haemorrhage and congestion was observed in the gastric mucosa. Abdomen was distended with peritoneal fluid. Heart revealed haemopericardium and fibrinous pericardium. Histologically, the gastric mucosa showed severe erosion and necrosis...
September 12, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888531/post-cardiac-injury-syndrome-an-atypical-case-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#9
Silvia Paiardi, Francesco Cannata, Michele Ciccarelli, Antonio Voza
Post-cardiac injury syndrome (PCIS) is a syndrome characterized by pericardial and/or pleural effusion, triggered by a cardiac injury, usually a myocardial infarction or cardiac surgery, rarely a minor cardiovascular percutaneous procedure. Nowadays, the post-cardiac injury syndrome, is regaining importance and interest as an emerging cause of pericarditis, especially in developed countries, due to a great and continuous increase in the number and complexity of percutaneous cardiologic procedures. The etiopathogenesis seems mediated by the immunitary system producing immune complexes, which deposit in the pericardium and pleura and trigger an inflammatory response...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886389/localized-constrictive-pericarditis-compressing-and-obstructing-the-right-ventricular-inflow-tract-due-to-a-giant-anterior-calcified-cardiac-mass-a-case-report
#10
Klodian Krakulli, Edvin Prifti, Hortensa Gjergo, Endri Hasimi
INTRODUCTION: Localized pericardial constriction is a rare form of constrictive pericarditis CP. Depending on the CP location, clinical presentation may be variable, including compression and obstruction of right ventricular inflow tract(RVIT), coronary obstruction, or pulmonary stenosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old man presented a 2-year history of dyspnea and atrial fibrillation. A contrast enhanced angio computerized tomography clearly demonstrated a large spherical mass about 11×9×4cm in the anterior pericardium, presenting as a mediastinal tumor causing compression and obstruction of the RVIT...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885371/clinical-and-diagnostic-features-of-angiosarcoma-with-pulmonary-metastases-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hanping Wang, Juhong Shi, Hongrui Liu, Yeye Chen, Yining Wang, Wenze Wang, Li Zhang
Angiosarcoma with pulmonary metastasis is a rare, fatal disease that often presents with multiple pulmonary nodules and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. We herein review the detailed clinical characteristics of pulmonary metastatic angiosarcoma and determine a reasonable diagnostic strategy.The medical records of 11 patients with pulmonary angiosarcoma were reviewed.The mean age of the patients was 45.7 years (range, 30-71 years). All patients were male. The most common symptom was hemoptysis (8/11). Common initial misdiagnoses were tuberculosis (5/11), vasculitis (2/11), nontuberculous infectious disease (1/11), and constrictive pericarditis (1/11)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880385/echocardiographic-features-of-right-ventricular-diverticulum-a-case-report
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Lihong Wang, Xiaoli Cao, Jie Xue, Hongyan Li, Lei Shi, Yanming Men
Right ventricular diverticulum is a rare form of cardiac deformity, with a very few cases caused by pericarditis. A 60-year-old man sought medication because of chest congestion and shortness of breath. CT showed a soft tissue mass at the heart apex and pericardial calcification. Doppler echocardiography demonstrated a mixed cystic solid mass at the right ventricular apex. Surgical cure confirmed the diagnosis of right ventricular apex diverticulum with pericarditis. Echocardiography is contributive to the diagnosis of ventricular diverticula in measuring their size and showing the local thinning of the ventricular wall with localized bulging and abnormal motion...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873222/uremic-pericarditis-pericardial-effusion-and-constrictive-pericarditis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-insights-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Karim Abdur Rehman, Jorge Betancor, Bo Xu, Arnav Kumar, Carlos Godoy Rivas, Kimi Sato, Leslie P Wong, Craig R Asher, Allan L Klein
A rising prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has led to a rise in ESRD-related pericardial syndromes, calling for a better understanding of its pathophysiology, diagnoses, and management. Uremic pericarditis, the most common manifestation of uremic pericardial disease, is a contemporary problem that calls for intensive hemodialysis, anti-inflammatories, and often, drainage of large inflammatory pericardial effusions. Likewise, asymptomatic pericardial effusions can become large and impact the hemodynamics of patients on chronic hemodialysis...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867533/-primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-waldmann-s-disease
#14
S Vignes, J Bellanger
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL), Waldmann's disease, is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by dilated intestinal lacteals leading to lymph leakage into the small-bowel lumen and responsible for protein-losing enteropathy leading to lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. PIL is generally diagnosed before 3 years of age but may be diagnosed in older patients. The main symptom is bilateral lower limb edema. Edema may be moderate to severe including pleural effusion, pericarditis or ascites...
August 31, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866786/a-pitfall-of-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-a-case-with-intraoperative-and-postoperative-complications
#15
Motoki Yano, Hiroki Numanami, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta, Masayuki Haniuda
We have reported the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thymectomy. However, such a new operation method may have unknown complications that rarely occur. Surgeons cannot completely avoid intraoperative and postoperative complications. We report a case of intraoperative injury of the orifice of the left internal thoracic vein flowing to the left brachiocephalic vein and postoperative pericarditis following video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) thymectomy. The innominate vein has been considered to be the vessel that is most frequently injured especially at the orifice of the thymic veins...
September 2, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865520/thoracic-radiation-normal-tissue-injury
#16
REVIEW
Charles B Simone
Thoracic malignancies are often a difficult group of tumors to treat definitively as the radiation doses needed to achieve a high probability for tumor control are often associated with high rates of radiation-induced toxicities. The lungs are particularly radiosensitive and are susceptible to radiation pneumonitis in the acute and subacute settings and pulmonary fibrosis in the late setting. Acute esophagitis is common and affects patient quality of life. Beyond acute pericarditis, late cardiac toxicities are increasingly being recognized as clinically relevant when delivering thoracic radiotherapy and can affect overall survival...
October 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856148/pulmonary-tuberculous-and-tuberculous-pericardial-tamponade-post-lung-transplant
#17
George Makdisi, Robert Hooker, Christiano Caldeira
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) associated with tuberculous pericarditis after lung transplantation is a very rare entity. Here we report a unique case of cardiac tamponade due to tuberculous pericarditis, in a patient 4 months after single right lung transplantation, the patient underwent a subxyphoid pericardial window. The pericardial effusion analysis showed exudate effusion with high level of lymphocyte concentration. Both patient and donor didn't have history of TB or TB Exposure.
August 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852999/sex-and-cardiovascular-involvement-in-inflammatory-joint-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Santos Castañeda, Carlos González-Juanatey, Miguel A González-Gay
The term inflammatory joint disease (IJD) encompasses a group of chronic conditions with predominant joint involvement. They share an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) complications. However, the implication of the sex in the risk of CV disease in IJD has not been specifically addressed. The aim of this work is to assess the influence of sex on the clinical expression of CV manifestations associated to IJD. With this objective, an update of the current knowledge of the sex influence on CV disease in patients with IJD was conducted...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834662/human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-heart-failure-in-sub-saharan-africa-evolution-in-the-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-clinical-manifestations-in-the-antiretroviral-era
#19
REVIEW
Ntobeko A B Ntusi, Mpiko Ntsekhe
The survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who have access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically increased in recent times. This review focuses on HIV-associated heart failure in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In HIV infected persons, heart failure may be related to pathology of the pericardium, the myocardium, the valves, the conduction system, or the coronary and pulmonary vasculature. HIV-associated heart failure can be because of direct consequences of HIV infection, autoimmune reactions, pro-inflammatory cytokines, opportunistic infections (OIs) or neoplasms, use of ART or therapy for OIs and presence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
September 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826448/clinical-significance-of-qt-prolonging-drug-use-in-patients-with-mdr-tb-or-ntm-disease
#20
H-Y Yoon, K-W Jo, G B Nam, T S Shim
SETTING: Many drugs with potential QT prolongation effects (QT drugs) have already been used for decades in patients with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) or non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease, but without a common consensus. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of QT drugs on cardiac events in patients with MDR-TB or NTM disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 373 patients (mean age: 56.4 years) with MDR-TB or NTM disease treated for >1 month with clofazimine (CFZ), moxifloxacin (MFX), bedaquiline (BDQ), delamanid (DLM) or macrolides (clarithromycin or azithromycin)...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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