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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351624/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-work-place-bullying
#1
Halla Malik, Nadarajah Kangaharan, Ian Agahari
Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a condition of transient left ventricular dysfunction precipitated by acute physical or emotional stress. The pathogenesis of TC is not well understood, but it is known to predominantly affect postmenopausal women in the context of physical or emotional triggers. Aims: To describe a case of TC with an association to a never previously described work place stressor of bullying. Case Report: A 48-year-old female lawyer developed acute chest pain after experiencing significant emotional distress at a workplace meeting...
January 17, 2018: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351337/a-portable-prototype-magnetometer-to-differentiate-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease-in-patients-with-chest-pain
#2
Shima Ghasemi-Roudsari, Abbas Al-Shimary, Benjamin Varcoe, Rowena Byrom, Lorraine Kearney, Mark Kearney
BACKGROUND: Magnetocardiography (MCG) is a non-invasive technique used to measure and map cardiac magnetic fields. We describe the predictive performance of a portable prototype magnetometer designed for use in acute and routine clinical settings. We assessed the predictive ability of the measurements derived from the magnetometer for the ruling-out of healthy subjects and patients whose chest pain has a non-ischemic origin from those with ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: MCG data were analyzed from a technical performance study, a pilot clinical study, and a young healthy reference group...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350674/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-an-ultra-centenarian-woman
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Laura Bonfanti, Silvia Buratti, Luigi Vignali, Giuseppe Lippi, Franco Masini, Michele Bianconcini, Gianfranco Cervellin
A 101 years-old woman was admitted to our Emergency Department (ED) for acute dyspnea which onset nearly two hours before presentation. She had been on hydrochlorothyazyde-amiloride therapy due to mild hypertension. No other relevant features were present in the clinical history. The old lady had never been admitted to the hospital, and she was still living alone. A few days before hospital admission, one of the daughters became ill, so that a caregiver was paid for assisting her 12/24. This new circumstance was reluctantly accepted by the old lady...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350536/diagnostic-accuracy-of-functional-imaging-and-biochemical-tests-for-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-to-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mario Iannaccone, Sebastiano Gili, Ovidio De Filippo, Salvatore D'Amico, Marco Gagliardi, Maurizio Bertaina, Silvia Mazzilli, Sara Rettegno, Federica Bongiovanni, Paolo Gatti, Fabrizio Ugo, Giacomo G Boccuzzi, Salvatore Colangelo, Silvia Prato, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'Amico, Patrizia Noussan, Roberto Garbo, David Hildick-Smith, Fiorenzo Gaita, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ischaemia tests and biomarkers are widely adopted to rule out acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department. Their diagnostic accuracy has yet to be precisely defined. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Library CENTRAL, EMBASE and Biomed Central were systematically screened (start date 1 September 2016, end date 1 December 2016). Prospective studies (observational or randomised controlled trial) comparing functional/imaging or biochemical tests for patients presenting with chest pain to the emergency department were included...
January 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350374/extension-of-a-coronary-intramural-hematoma-after-blunt-chest-trauma
#5
Maeng Real Park, Mun Ki Min, Ji Ho Ryu, Dae Sub Lee, Kang Ho Lee
Coronary artery dissection and intramural hematoma after blunt chest trauma are rare, but life-threatening, complications. Coronary intramural hematoma extension is even rarer. A 31-year-old man was transferred to our hospital for worsening left chest pain during while he was admitted at a nearby hospital due to blunt chest trauma. Bedside echocardiography showed akinesis of the left ventricular apex and anterior wall as well as hypokinesis of the mid-to-basal anteroseptal wall and mid-to-basal lateral and posterior walls of the left ventricle...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350325/evaluation-and-management-of-rotator-cuff-tears-a-primary-care-perspective
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REVIEW
Ross Mathiasen, Christopher Hogrefe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a primary care perspective regarding the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears. RECENT FINDINGS: In the primary care setting, rotator cuff pathology is commonly encountered. Information regarding the risks of oral medications for the management of the associated pain keeps mounting. Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears remain difficult to diagnose with a single imaging modality. Musculoskeletal education in medical schools and non-orthopaedic residency and fellowship training programs continues to be an area for additional improvement...
January 19, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348386/st-elevation-in-lead-avr-and-its-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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Eka Ginanjar, Yulianto Yulianto
The purpose of this case repots are to evaluate the role of ST elevation in aVR lead and to make analysis between both cases. There are some atypical electrocardiogram (ECG) presentations which need prompt management in patient with ischemic clinical manifestation such as ST elevation in aVR lead. In this case study, we report a 68-year old woman with chief symptoms of shortness of breath and chest discomfort. She was diagnosed with cardiogenic shock, with Killip class IV, and TIMI score of 8. The second case is a 57-year-old man with typical chest pain at rest which could not be relieved with nitrate treatment...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348279/-clinically-suspected-myocarditis-with-pseudoinfarct-presentation-complicated-with-left-ventricular-aneurysm
#8
Annick Haouzi, Ahmed Ahmed
A 51-year-old man presented with chest pain, high troponin level, inflammatory syndrome and ST-segment elevation in the anterior leads. While the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) showed anteroseptal hypokinesis and apical akinesis, the coronary angiogram was normal. Cardiac MR demonstrated a typical aspect of myocarditis (multiple areas of mid-myocardial late gadolinium enhancement, sparing the subendocardial layer, along with oedema). The initial diagnosis was clinically suspected myocarditis with pseudoinfarct presentation...
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347961/relevant-pericardial-effusion-caused-by-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
#9
Tabea Hutter, Dirk Springe, Lukas Ebnöther, Marcos Delgado
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus infection is known to cause symptomatic disease in immunocompromised patients, while an infection in immunocompetent individuals normally causes few or no symptoms. We present the case of an immunocompetent adult patient with unexpected severe evolution. CASE PRESENTATION: An otherwise healthy, 72-year-old Caucasian woman presented with complaints of progressive shoulder pain and dyspnoea on exertion. The blood test results showed elevated inflammation parameters and elevated hepatic transaminase levels...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346247/concurrent-versus-sequential-intrapleural-instillation-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-deoxyribonuclease-for-pleural-infection
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Fayez Kheir, George Cheng, Estefania Rivera, Alejandro Folch, Erik Folch, Fernandez-Bussy Sebastian, Colleen Keyes, Mihir Parikh, Colleen Channick, Alex Chee, Adnan Majid
BACKGROUND: Treatment of pleural infection with instillation of sequential intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and human recombinant deoxyribonuclease (DNase) twice daily for a total of 6 doses has been shown to decrease surgical referral and improve radiographic imaging. This labor-intensive regimen was empirically chosen. Thus, it remains unclear whether the 2 drugs can be administered immediately one after the other (concurrent administration) instead of instilling them separately with a 1-hour to 2-hour interval in between (sequential administration)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345690/clozapine-induced-myocarditis
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COMMENT
Tanuka Datta, Allen J Solomon
Approved in 1989 for the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia, Clozapine is a last-line atypical antipsychotic drug used with increasing frequency. In addition to its well-known side effect of agranulocytosis, this drug also carries with it rare but serious adverse cardiovascular risk of myocarditis. We present a patient on Clozapine who was admitted to the cardiology service with chest pain, ST segment elevations and elevated troponin concerning for acute myocardial infarction. Evaluation with imaging revealed decreased left ventricular function, however, no coronary artery disease was present on catheterization; findings consistent with a diagnosis of myocarditis...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344747/healthcare-based-on-cloud-electrocardiogram-system-a-medical-center-experience-in-middle-taiwan
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Xiu-Shu Zhang, Fang-Yie Leu, Ching-Wen Yang, Lai-Shiun Lai
Electrocardiogram (ECG) as one of the best methods to measure irregular heartbeats is a dispensable method for doctor to diagnose Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients. Most medical centers in Taiwan implement the reduction of Door to Balloon (D2B) time, which is defined as the time interval starting when an Acute-Myocardial-Infarction patient arrives at the Emergency Department, and ending when a catheter guide wire crosses the culprit lesion as the acute-myocardial-infarction treatment on the patient in the cardiac catheterization room...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344568/non-surgical-management-of-boerhaave-s-syndrome-a-case-series-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Khalil Aloreidi, Bhavesh Patel, Tim Ridgway, Terry Yeager, Muslim Atiq
Background and study aims:  Boerhaave's syndrome (BS) is a life-threatening condition with morbidity and mortality rates as high as 50 % in some reports. Until recently, surgical intervention has been the mainstay of management plans. With advances in therapeutic endoscopy, however, there has been increasing interest in non-surgical options including endoscopic esophageal stenting. Patients and methods:  We reviewed the medical records of all patients diagnosed with BS and managed with endoscopic interventions between November 2011 and November 2016...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344447/successful-management-of-right-ventricular-perforation-associated-with-a-pacemaker-lead-during-off-pump-cabg-surgery-a-case-report
#14
Masoud Tarbiat, Mohammad Hossein Bakhshaei, Mehdi Moradi
Introduction: Intraoperative right ventricular perforation due to pacing catheter after its successful and uneventful insertion is a rare complication. Here, we present a case of cardiac arrest due to right ventricular perforation associated with a pacemaker lead during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Case Presentation: The case was a 68-year-old male, who was admitted to our hospital with retrosternal chest pain. He had a history of implantation of a permanent pacemaker due to symptomatic complete atrioventricular block...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344183/a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-report
#15
Yunxia Sun, Xiaoli Li, Lijun Li, Huan Liu, Qian Xu, Bei Liu
In the present study, a case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with complete situs inversus in a 68-year-old female patient was reported. The patient presented with general weakness, abdominal distension and tenderness in the right hypochondrium. A chest X-ray revealed a right-sided heart. Ultrasonography revealed situs inversus totalis. A bone marrow smear demonstrated CML in the accelerated phase. Imatinib mesylate was subsequently administered; the patient stopped taking imatinib mesylate following discharge from the hospital...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343987/performance-of-the-lace-index-to-predict-30-day-hospital-readmissions-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#16
Maryam A Hakim, Frances L Garden, Matthew D Jennings, Claudia C Dobler
Background and objective: Patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high 30-day hospital readmission rate, which has a large impact on the health care system and patients' quality of life. The use of a prediction model to quantify a patient's risk of readmission may assist in directing interventions to patients who will benefit most. The objective of this study was to calculate the rate of 30-day readmissions and evaluate the accuracy of the LACE index (length of stay, acuity of admission, co-morbidities, and emergency department visits within the last 6 months) for 30-day readmissions in a general hospital population of COPD patients...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343971/assessment-of-the-cardiac-safety-between-cetuximab-and-panitumumab-as-single-therapy-in-chinese-chemotherapy-refractory-mcrc
#17
Xue-Miao Tang, Hao Chen, Qing Li, Yiling Song, Shuping Zhang, Xiao-Shuan Xu, Yiwei Xu, Shulin Chen
Objective: The cardiac safety of cetuximab and panitumumab, particularly as single agents, has not been investigated extensively. This trial was designed to specifically evaluate the cardiac safety of cetuximab and panitumumab as single therapy in Chinese chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. Patients and methods: Sixty-one patients received cetuximab at an initial dose of 400 mg/m2 intravenously over 120 minutes on day 1 (week 1), followed by a maintenance dose of 250 mg/m2 intravenously over 60 minutes on day 1 of each 7-day cycle...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340941/internal-medicine-residents-attitudes-toward-simulated-depressed-cardiac-patients-during-an-objective-structured-clinical-examination-a-randomized-study
#18
Kathleen Crapanzano, Dixie Fisher, Rebecca Hammarlund, Eric P Hsieh, Win May
BACKGROUND: Physician biases toward mental conditions such as depression have been shown to adversely affect medical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between residents' explicit bias toward depressed patients and their clinical skills on a cardiac case during an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE). DESIGN: Prospective parallel randomized controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eighty-five internal medicine residents from three residency programs in two states...
January 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339175/primary-thymic-adenocarcinomas-a-clinicopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-16-cases-with-emphasis-on-the-morphological-spectrum-of-differentiation
#19
Neda Kalhor, Cesar A Moran
Sixteen cases of primary thymic adenocarcinoma are presented. The patients are 9 men and 7 women between the ages of 22 and 68 years (average: 45 years) who presented with non-specific symptoms including cough, chest pain, and dyspnea. Diagnostic imaging revealed the presence of an anterior mediastinal mass, which was surgically removed in all of the patients. Histologically, none of the tumors was encapsulated and showed different growth patterns including mucinous, non-mucinous, and papillary features. The majority of cases showed mixed growth pattern and the tumor was limited to the mediastinum with only a few cases extending to lymph nodes or pericardium...
January 12, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338968/an-alternative-tool-for-triaging-patients-with-possible-acute-coronary-symptoms-before-admission-to-a-chest-pain-unit
#20
Kuang-Chau Tsai, Ray F Lin, Chieh Lee, Ai-Hsien Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop a triage tool to more effectively triage possible ACS patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) before admission to a protocol-driven chest pain unit (CPU). METHODS: Seven hundred ninety-three clinical cases, randomly selected from 7962 possible ACS cases, were used to develop and test an ACS triage model using cluster analysis and stepwise logistic regression. RESULTS: The ACS triage model, logit (suspected ACS patient)=-5...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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