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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214457/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-indications-techniques-and-outcomes
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David Galos, Benjamin Taylor, Toni McLaurin
Rib fractures are extremely common injuries and vary in there severity from single nondisplaced fractures to multiple segmental fractures resulting in flail chest and respiratory compromise. Historically, rib fractures have been treated conservatively with pain control and respiratory therapy. However this method may not be the best treatment modality in all situations. Operative fixation of select rib fractures has been increasing in popularity especially in patients with flail chest and respiratory compromise...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214257/a-comparison-of-two-dosing-regimens-of-asa-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
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Michael J Feldstein, Sara L Low, Antonia F Chen, Laura A Woodward, William J Hozack
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare short-term side effects of aspirin (ASA) 325 mg vs ASA 81 mg orally twice daily (PO BID) when used as thromboembolic prophylaxis following primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: A 1-year prospective cohort study was performed on 643 primary unilateral total joint arthroplasty patients operated on by a single surgeon. Two hundred eighty-two patients were administered ASA 325 mg PO BID and 361 patients were administered ASA 81 mg PO BID for 1 month...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213932/correlations-between-electrocardiogram-and-biomarkers-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-analysis-of-zatpol-2-registry
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Piotr Kukla, Dariusz A Kosior, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Katarzyna Ptaszyńska-Kopczyńska, Katarzyna Widejko, Robert Długopolski, Andrzej Skrzyński, Piotr Błaszczak, Kamil Fijorek, Marcin Kurzyna
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiography (ECG) is still one of the first tests performed at admission, mostly in patients (pts) with chest pain or dyspnea. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiac biomarkers as well as echocardiographic parameter in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 614 pts. (F/M 334/280; mean age of 67.9 ± 16.6 years) with confirmed acute pulmonary embolism (APE) who were enrolled to the ZATPOL-2 Registry between 2012 and 2014...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210637/anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-an-uncommon-coronary-anomaly-with-serious-implications-in-adulthood
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Venkat Gangadharan, Kamesh Sivagnanam, Ghulam Murtaza, Michael Ponders, Otto Teixeira, Timir Paul
A 36-year-old woman was seen with complaints of exertional chest pain and shortness of breath. Her medical history included atrial fibrillation and diabetes. Physical examination was unremarkable except for an irregular cardiac rhythm. Myocardial perfusion imaging revealed the presence of a large area of infarction involving the entire anterior and apical walls and part of the anteroseptal wall with minimal periinfarct ischemia. Computed tomography coronary angiogram revealed an anomalous left main coronary artery arising from the main pulmonary artery...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210363/using-the-electronic-medical-record-to-reduce-unnecessary-ordering-of-coagulation-studies-for-patients-with-chest-pain
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Jeremiah S Hinson, Binoy Mistry, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Nicholas Risko, David Scordino, Karolina Paziana, Susan Peterson, Rodney Omron
INTRODUCTION: Our goal was to reduce ordering of coagulation studies in the emergency department (ED) that have no added value for patients presenting with chest pain. We hypothesized this could be achieved via implementation of a stopgap measure in the electronic medical record (EMR). METHODS: We used a pre and post quasi-experimental study design to evaluate the impact of an EMR-based intervention on coagulation study ordering for patients with chest pain. A simple interactive prompt was incorporated into the EMR of our ED that required clinicians to indicate whether patients were on anticoagulation therapy prior to completion of orders for coagulation studies...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208923/long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-esophageal-stenting-for-cancer-esophagus-our-experience-at-a-rural-hospital-of-punjab-india
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Parvinder Singh, Abhitesh Singh, Anantbir Singh, Ghansham Sharma, Parmod Kumar Bhatia, Amarjeet Singh Grover
INTRODUCTION: Cancer of the esophagus is among the leading cause of cancer deaths in Punjab, India. Patients generally present with dysphagia as their first symptom and more often they have advanced disease at the time of presentation to a tertiary care centre. Palliative procedures have important roles in this setting. Stenting is the best option to palliate the symptoms of dysphagia, from which patient is suffering the most. AIM: To know the success rate, early and long term complications and mortality in esophageal stenting, when it was done in malignant esophageal stricture patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208919/65-year-old-lady-with-right-sided-chest-pain-interesting-radiology
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Vishnukanth Govindaraj, Jineesh Joseph, Dharm Prakash Dwivedi, Rajeshkumar, Balla Nagamalli Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207514/arginine-methylation-dysfunction-increased-risk-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-coronary-artery-disease-population-a-case-control-study
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Shengyu Zhang, Shuyang Zhang, Hongyun Wang, Wei Wu, Yicong Ye
The plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) had been proved to be an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Few studies involved the entire arginine methylation dysfunction. This study was designed to investigate whether arginine methylation dysfunction is associated with acute coronary syndrome risk in coronary artery disease population.In total 298 patients undergoing coronary angiography because of chest pain with the diagnosis of stable angina pectoris or acute coronary syndrome from February 2013 to June 2014 were included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207186/skin-conductance-as-a-pain-assessment-tool-during-chest-tube-removal-an-observational-study
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J O Hansen, H Storm, A Boglino-Hörlin, M Le Guen, E Gayat, M Fischler
BACKGROUND: Skin conductance variability to assess pain has shown varying results. Skin conductance responses per second (SCR) during a standardized painful stimulus in awake adults may give further understanding of the method's validity. The purpose of this study was to validate the SCR with the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain (P-VAS) and anxiety (A-VAS) during chest tube removal (CTR). METHODS: Ninety-five patients receiving epidural or non-epidural treatment, scheduled for CTR, were studied...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206818/sudden-death-due-to-aortic-dissection-in-early-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Akshith Rs Shetty, Y P Girish Chandra, S Praveen, Somusekhar Gajula
Forensic pathologists come across many deaths due to natural causes which are sudden. Sudden natural deaths in females who are pregnant warrant thorough investigation and a medico-legal autopsy to rule out any foul play. Here, we report a case of 21-year-old primigravida in her first trimester who suddenly complained of severe chest pain and was brought dead to the hospital with no history suggestive of prior natural disease. At autopsy, the death was attributed to dissection of ascending aorta.
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205445/severe-hypertriglyceridemia-induced-by-sirolimus-treated-with-medical-management-without-plasmapheresis
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Kazuhiko Kido, Rickey A Evans, Anil Gopinath, Jeremy D Flynn
: Hypertriglyceridemia and hyperlipidemia are the most remarkable metabolic complications seen with long-term sirolimus therapy. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman status post bilateral lung transplantation on a maintenance immunosuppression regimen of sirolimus, tacrolimus, and prednisone who presented with status migrainosus, chest pain, abdominal discomfort, and triglyceride levels greater than 4425 mg/dL. In previously reported cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia that developed on maintenance sirolimus therapy, plasmapheresis has been utilized as an early strategy to rapidly lower triglycerides in order to minimize the risk of acute complications such as pancreatitis, but our case was managed medically without plasmapheresis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205118/association-of-serum-gamma-glutamyltransferase-and-premature-coronary-artery-disease
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M Sheikh, M Tajdini, A Shafiee, M Sotoudeh Anvari, A Jalali, H Poorhosseini, A Amirzadegan
BACKGROUND: Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) has been introduced as a predictive factor for cardiovascular disease. In this study, we investigated the association of serum GGT and premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in candidates for coronary angiography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled male subjects aged ≤45 years and female subjects ≤55 years who were candidates for elective coronary angiography due to typical chest pain or a positive non-invasive test...
February 15, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204915/-acute-chest-pain-and-new-ecg-changes-in-pacemaker-patients-a%C3%A2-clinical-challenge
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Matthias Hoyme, Ralf Surber, P Christian Schulze, Dirk Prochnau
We report the case of a 82-year-old woman who was admitted to our institution with acute chest pain, nausea, and vomiting. Because of atrial fibrillation with intermittent bradycardia, a single-chamber pacemaker was implanted 4 years ago. The initial 12-lead ECG showed atrial fibrillation with a heart rate of 70 bpm, narrow QRS, and T‑wave inversions in the inferolateral leads. Coronary artery disease was excluded by immediate cardiac catheterization. A subsequent ECG three hours later showed a ventricular paced rhythm...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203578/supersized-atheroma-causing-acquired-coarctation-of-aorta-leading-to-heart-failure
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Sajin Karakattu, Ghulam Murtaza, Sharma Dinesh, Kamesh Sivagnanam, Jeffrey Schoondyke, Timir Paul
Calcified atheromatous aortic lesion causing significant narrowing of the aorta is an uncommon clinical entity. This calcified atheroma leads to obstruction of the lumen of the aorta simulating acquired coarctation of aorta causing impaired perfusion of lower limbs, visceral ischemia, and hypertension. We report a case of 58-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, 25-lb weight gain, lower extremity edema, and chest pain. Extensive workup including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large calcific mass in the aortic arch causing his presenting symptoms...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203572/symptomatic-type-iv-dual-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery
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Kyriacos Papadopoulos, Georgios M Georgiou, Evagoras Nicolaides
Dual left anterior descending coronary artery is a rare congenital anomaly with 4 subtypes. Double left anterior descending coronary artery originating from the left main stem and the right coronary artery (type IV dual left anterior descending artery) has been reported to occur in 0.01% to 0.7% of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. We report a case of a 49-year-old woman who was found to have this anomaly during coronary angiography. The patient had been complaining of chest pain that mimics angina pectoris and exercise tolerance test was positive for myocardial ischemia...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202343/endobronchial-brachytherapy-for-metastasis-from-extrapulmonary-malignancies-as-an-effective-treatment-for-palliation-of-symptoms
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E Donovan, E Timotin, T Farrell, B Donde, S Puksa, R Sur
PURPOSE: Endobronchial metastasis (EBM) originating from primary cancers outside the lung is rare. External beam radiotherapy is often attempted for control of symptoms with variable effectiveness and retreatment is challenging if symptoms recur. There is limited documentation of high-dose-rate brachytherapy for EBM in the literature. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A prospective database was created from 2006 to 2015. Patients with EBM who received high-dose-rate brachytherapy were included...
February 12, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201922/diagnosis-of-osteoporosis-in-rural-arctic-greenland-a-clinical-case-using-plain-chest-radiography-for-secondary-prevention-and-consideration-of-tools-for-primary-prevention-in-remote-areas
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Inuuteq Fleischer, Louise K Schæbel, Nadja Albertsen, Vibeke N Sørensen, Stig Andersen
CONTEXT: Osteoporosis is a frequent disease in many populations. The hallmark is fragility fractures, which are harbingers of future fractures, disability, mortality and cost on society. The occurrence increases with age, low vitamin D level and smoking. Smoking rates are high, vitamin D is low and life expectancy is rising steeply in Greenland, as is the need for focus on osteoporosis. We report a case that uses a simple and readily available tool to diagnose osteoporosis at the hospital in Sisimiut, a town of 5000 inhabitants on the west coast of Greenland...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199464/identification-of-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-deriving-minimal-value-from-noninvasive-testing-the-promise-minimal-risk-tool-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas, Rhonda S Roberts, Udo Hoffmann, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Manesh R Patel, Christopher B Granger, John Kostis, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, James E Udelson
Importance: Guidelines recommend noninvasive testing for patients with stable chest pain, although many subsequently have normal test results and no adverse clinical events. Objective: To describe a risk tool developed to use only pretest clinical data to identify patients with chest pain with normal coronary arteries and no clinical events during follow-up (minimal-risk cohort). Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of a randomized, pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain [PROMISE]) includes stable, symptomatic outpatients without known coronary artery disease referred for noninvasive testing at 193 sites in North America...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198635/impact-of-comorbidities-by-age-on-symptom-presentation-for-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department
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Larisa A Burke, Anne G Rosenfeld, Mohamud R Daya, Karen M Vuckovic, Jessica K Zegre-Hemsey, Maria Felix Diaz, Josemare Tosta Daiube Santos, Sahereh Mirzaei, Holli A DeVon
BACKGROUND: It is estimated half of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients have one or more associated comorbid conditions. AIMS: Aims were to: 1) examine the prevalence of comorbid conditions in patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms suggestive of ACS; 2) determine if comorbid conditions influence ACS symptoms; and 3) determine if comorbid conditions predict the likelihood of receiving an ACS diagnosis. METHODS: A total of 1064 patients admitted to five emergency departments were enrolled in this prospective study...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197295/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-the-phantom-menace
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Nikolaos Spinthakis, Nada Abdulkareem, Mohamed Farag, Diana A Gorog
We present a case of a 66-year-old lady with chest pain, without dynamic 12-lead electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and normal serial troponin. Coronary angiography revealed a linear filing defect in the first obtuse marginal branch of the circumflex artery indicating coronary artery dissection, with superadded thrombus. She was managed medically with dual antiplatelet therapy and has responded well. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of cardiac chest pain, which can be missed without coronary angiography...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
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