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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738140/high-prevalence-of-subclinical-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Rebecca J Cogswell, Faye L Norby, Rebecca F Gottesman, Lin Y Chen, Scott Solomon, Amil Shah, Alvaro Alonso
AIMS: Undetected atrial fibrillation (AF) may be common in the heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) population, and failure to detect this may lead to the missing of opportunities to prevent associated subclinical cerebral infarctions (SCIs) and cognitive decline. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1527 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, who underwent echocardiography, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and detailed cognitive assessment during 2011-13...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734441/a-novel-and-successful-repair-of-a-left-atriogastric-fistula-after-esophagectomy
#2
Nikhil Panda, Eric N Feins, Andrea Axtell, Natalie Lui, Serguei I Melnitchouk, Dean M Donahue
Atriogastric fistulas remain a rare adverse event in patients who undergo esophagectomy with gastric pullthrough. The presentation of an atriogastric fistula ranges from self-limited gastrointestinal bleeding to life-threatening hemorrhage, end-organ dysfunction from septic emboli, or both. These fistulas are associated with significant mortality. Previous reports describe successful repairs of gastrocardiac fistulas with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. This report describes a patient with a significant burden of cerebral embolic disease, which therefore required a unique approach to fistula repair...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734084/thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-using-the-superficial-veins-of-the-upper-extremity
#3
Joseph Kusick, Judd Salamat, Kintur Sanghvi
This report describes a novel approach of accessing the superficial veins of the upper extremity for the treatment of pulmonary emboli (PE) with an ultrasound enhanced thrombolytic infusion catheter. In a patient suffering from saddle PE and impending right heart failure, separate basilic and cephalic venous access sites in the right arm were utilized to insert EKOS EndoWave Infusion Catheter (EKOS Corporation, Bothell, WA) insertion in each pulmonary artery (PA). This technique could be advantageous, particularly for patients at high risk for access site complications and those unable to lie supine for prolonged duration of infusion therapy...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721638/contribution-of-echocardiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-definitive-infective-endocarditis-the-infectious-disease-specialist-s-point-of-view
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B Davido, A Moussiegt, A Dinh, O Senard, L Deconinck, O Auzel, X Repesse, M Sirol, M Morgan, J Salomon
In 1994, the original Duke criteria introduced the usefulness of echocardiography for the diagnosis of definitive infective endocarditis (IE). Recently, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) highlighted the need of complementary imaging to support the diagnosis of embolic events and cardiac involvement when echocardiography findings are negative or doubtful. We decided to study the usefulness of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography (TTE/TEE) for the diagnosis of definitive IE in patients who already benefited from complementary investigations...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721324/a-39-year-old-pregnant-woman-with-pulmonary-emboli-on-long-term-anticoagulation
#5
Vishisht Mehta, Karishma Bhatia, Amanda M Dave, Zachary S Depew
We present the case of a 39-year-old pregnant woman with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS). We demonstrate the risks of multiple, co-existing pro-thrombotic states (pregnancy, KTS), discuss complications of KTS (deep venous thromboembolisms and pulmonary emboli) and highlight general and disease-specific preventive measures against venous thromboembolic events (VTE). KTS is a rare condition and it's co-existence with pregnancy and VTEs is rarer still.
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721318/infective-endocarditis-presenting-as-bilateral-orbital-cellulitis-an-unusual-case
#6
Talal Asif, Badar Hasan, Rehman Ukani, Rebecca R Pauly
Orbital cellulitis is a severe and sight-threatening infection of orbital tissues posterior to the orbital septum. The most common causes of orbital cellulitis are rhinosinusitis, orbital trauma, and surgery. Infective endocarditis (IE) is a systemic infection that begins on cardiac valves and spreads by means of the bloodstream to peripheral organs. Septic emboli can spread to any organ including the eyes and can cause focal or diffuse ophthalmic infection. Ocular complications of IE classically include Roth's spots, subconjunctival hemorrhages, chorioretinitis, and endophthalmitis...
June 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719983/neonatal-lemierre-syndrome-youngest-reported-case-and-literature-review
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Blake S Raggio, Maria C Grant, Kimsey Rodriguez, Patrick J Cripe
A previously healthy 5-week-old female was admitted for sepsis secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia. After several days of hospitalization, she experienced acute decompensation in mental status despite having received targeted antibiotic therapy. Imaging revealed left peritonsillar/parapharyngeal space abscess, left venous thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, and septic emboli of the lungs and brain consistent with Lemierre syndrome. Bedside needle aspiration of the parapharyngeal abscess confirmed MRSA involvement...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716646/pulmonary-infarction-in-the-beginning
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Peter B Terry, Philip Clay Buescher
BACKGROUND: Massive pulmonary emboli can cause abrupt onset of symptoms simultaneous with large pulmonary artery occlusions. In contrast the temporal relationship between pulmonary vascular occlusion by smaller emboli and the development of pulmonary infarction symptoms is unknown. We describe the time interval between embolization and the onset of clinical symptoms and signs compatible with pulmonary infarction. METHODS: We examined the records of fifty six patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) undergoing therapeutic balloon embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM's) in a single center after noting that some developed symptoms and signs compatible with pulmonary infarction...
July 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712720/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-related-calcified-cerebral-emboli
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Esther Koh, Hyo Sung Kwak, Gyung-Ho Chung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanical aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke from calcified cerebral emboli. METHODS: Procedural results were reviewed for acute stroke patients with clinically neurological deficits who underwent recanalization from October 2012 through September 2015. Initial imaging studies and cerebral angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Of the total number of patients with acute stroke, 5 patients were confirmed to have acute ischemic stroke by calcified cerebral emboli...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707996/effect-of-the-degree-of-head-elevation-on-the-incidence-and-severity-of-venous-air-embolism-in-cranial-neurosurgical-procedures-with-patients-in-the-semisitting-position
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Hatice Türe, M Volkan Harput, Nural Bekiroğlu, Özgül Keskin, Özge Köner, Uğur Türe
OBJECTIVE The semisitting position of a patient confers numerous advantages in various neurosurgical procedures, but venous air embolism is one of the associated complications of this position. To date, no prospective studies of the relationship between the degree of head elevation and the rate and severity of venous air embolism for patients undergoing a procedure in this position have been performed. In this study, the authors compared changes in the severity of venous air embolism according to the degree of head elevation (30° or 45°) in patients undergoing an elective cranial neurosurgical procedure in the semisitting position...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705799/rapid-developing-empyema-by-group-f-beta-streptococcus-anginosus-group
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Muhammad Azharuddin, Dy Prudence, Prem Shanker Shukla, Ajay Mathur
A 43-year-old male had progressive pleuritic left-sided chest tightness with shortness of breath. He had dental caries and tenderness on palpation of the left lateral chest. Complete blood count showed leucocytosis. CT scan of the chest with pulmonary emboli protocol showed multiple pulmonary nodules and nodular pleural thickening at left posterior lateral pleura. Forty-eight hours post CTPE scan, CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis displayed right lower lobe consolidation and left-sided pleural effusion with superimposed compressive atelectasis...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705467/sarcoidosis-with-fever-and-a-splenic-infarct-due-to-cmv-or-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Burke A Cunha, Thulashie Sivarajah, Ismail Jimada
We present a case of an adult female with a past history of pulmonary sarcoidosis who presented with fever, night sweats, profound fatigue, and LUQ abdominal pain. Sarcoidosis is an afebrile disorder (excluding Lofgren's syndrome, Heerfordt's syndrome or neurosarcoidosis). Therefore, the presence of fever with sarcoidosis should suggest infection, usually viral, or lymphoma. Sarcoidosis-lymphoma syndrome describes the evolution of a lymphoma in long standing sarcoidosis. Fever aside, possible lymphoma is suggested by otherwise unexplained fever, pleural unilateral effusion, highly elevated ESR or ferritin levels...
July 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693048/the-use-of-branched-endografts-for-the-aortic-arch-in-the-endovascular-era
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Rami O Tadros, Scott R Safir, Peter L Faries, Daniel K Han, Rajiv K Chander, Cherrie Z Abraham, Michael L Marin, Allan S Stewart
The endovascular realm has steadily increased its footing in the treatment of the aorta and all of its territories since the foundational case in 1990 by Parodi. The aortic arch, however, continues to be one of the last bastions for treatment via open surgery, which remains the gold standard. Significant comorbidity and prior cardiac surgery prevent open surgery from being the only preferred option, allowing novel endovascular procedures to be considered. Since 1999, more advanced endovascular systems have been created by companies such as Cook Medical, Bolton Medical, Medtronic, Endospan, Gore Medical, and, recently, Kawasumi...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686155/paediatric-venous-thromboembolism-a-report-from-the-italian-registry-of-thrombosis-in-children-riti
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Paola Giordano, Massimo Grassi, Paola Saracco, Angelo C Molinari, Chiara Gentilomo, Agnese Suppiej, Giuseppe Indolfi, Donatella Lasagni, Matteo Luciani, Fiammetta Piersigilli, Maria C Putti, Lidia L Rota, Stefano Sartori, Paolo Simioni
BACKGROUND: The Italian Registry of Thrombosis in Children (RITI) was established by a multidisciplinary team with the aims of improving knowledge about neonatal and paediatric thrombotic events in Italy and providing a preliminary source of data for the future development of specific clinical trials and diagnostic-therapeutic protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed the subset of RITI data concerning paediatric systemic venous thromboembolic events that occurred between January 2007 and June 2013...
June 30, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685643/clinical-effect-of-cyp2c9-5-6-genotype-on-a-patient-s-warfarin-dose-requirement
#15
Alison L H Quinn, Ina Liko, James C Lee
We describe a 38-year-old African-American female treated with warfarin for acute bilateral pulmonary emboli who is a carrier of two rare CYP2C9 variant alleles, *5 and *6, along with VKORC1 -1639GG and CYP4F2 433Val/Val genotypes. Warfarin was dosed according to the hospital's Personalized Medicine Program recommendations of 5-6 mg/day for the first 6 days, and reduced to 2.5 mg/day starting on day 8 and continued for the following 3 weeks. This case sheds further light on the cumulative clinical impact of the CYP2C9 variant alleles, *5 and *6, on warfarin dose requirements and practical considerations for warfarin genotyping in a racially and ethnically diverse population...
July 7, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680585/pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-in-the-setting-of-a-mediastinal-venous-malformation-with-a-congenitally-absent-left-subclavian-vein
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Vickram Tejwani, Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Marcelo P Gomes, Abraham Levitin, James M Luethke, Christopher J Morin, Nicholas G Smedira, Gustavo A Heresi, Wayne F Yakes
Venous malformations have static venous lakes that predispose to spontaneous venous thrombosis within the malformation due to its low-flow static state. Thrombi of varying sizes can then embolize continually into the pulmonary arterial circulation, and occlude and narrow elastic pulmonary arteries causing chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is potentially curative in CTEPH, but has not been previously reported in the setting of mediastinal and chest wall venous malformations...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669652/severe-vasospasm-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-after-mechanical-thrombectomy-due-to-infective-endocarditis-an-autopsy-case
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Wataru Nishino, Yosuke Tajima, Toru Inoue, Michihiro Hayasaka, Bi Katsu, Koichi Ebihara, Daisuke Kawauchi, Masaaki Kubota, Sumio Suda
Untreated infective endocarditis (IE) often produces infective emboli in major cerebral arteries. We describe a case of middle cerebral artery occlusion due to IE, which caused severe vasospasm and reocclusion after mechanical thrombectomy (MT). We present the pathologic findings of the occluded middle cerebral artery and investigate the precautions to be taken while performing MT due to IE. A 72-year-old man with atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran presented with right hemiparesis and aphasia. A diffusion-weighted image showed a high-intensity area in the left temporoparietal junction, and magnetic resonance angiography revealed a left M2 occlusion...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668425/early-liver-metastases-in-resectable-periampullary-cancer-incidence-and-risk-factors
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A S Guerard, A Ayav, H Busby, M Lafitte, H Rousseau, V Laurent
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to estimate the incidence of very early hepatic metastases (HMs) (<6 months) and their imaging patterns after cephalic duodenopancreatectomy (CDP) for periampullary carcinoma (excluding duodenal carcinoma) and to identify their associated risk factors. METHODS: From January 2003 to June 2016, all patients who underwent surgical treatment for periampullary carcinoma by CDP at our institution and with adequate pre- and postoperative CT scans were included...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667706/an-autopsy-case-of-non-traumatic-fat-embolism-syndrome
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Mai Sakashita, Shingo Sakashita, Akiko Sakata, Noriko Uesugi, Kazunori Ishige, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Masayuki Noguchi
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) occurs after long bone fractures and the symptoms appear 24-72 h after the initial trauma. Fat emboli can affect both the pulmonary and systemic circulation. Apart from the most common type of FES that originates from bone fracture, non-traumatic FES has been also reported. We have experienced an autopsy case of non-traumatic FES. An 81-year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma associated with alcoholic liver cirrhosis suddenly lost consciousness before transcatheter arterial chemoembolization treatment for his disease and died 5 h after the episode...
June 30, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666290/-venous-paravasation-after-augmentation-of-pedicle-screws-an-underestimated-risk
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Axel Prokop, Manuela Sagerer, Wolfgang Rupp, Marc Chmielnicki
Cement-augmented pedicle screws can increase the stability of fixators for unstable vertebral fractures in the elderly. Fixators can be inserted quickly and with minimally invasive techniques, reducing surgical risks. From March 2012 until July 2014, we treated 40 patients with percutaneous augmented fixators for unstable vertebral fractures. Average age was 77.5 years. During the six month observation period, no patients died. There were no neurological deficits. On VAS, average pain decreased from 8.5 to 4...
June 30, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
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