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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029109/early-diagnosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Hugo Katus, André Ziegler, Okan Ekinci, Evangelos Giannitsis, Wendy Gattis Stough, Stephan Achenbach, Stefan Blankenberg, Martina Brueckmann, Paul Collinson, Dorin Comaniciu, Filippo Crea, Wilfried Dinh, Grégory Ducrocq, Frank A Flachskampf, Keith A A Fox, Matthias G Friedrich, Kathy A Hebert, Anders Himmelmann, Mark Hlatky, Dominik Lautsch, Bertil Lindahl, Daniel Lindholm, Nicholas L Mills, Giorgio Minotti, Martin Möckel, Torbjørn Omland, Véronique Semjonow
The diagnostic evaluation of acute chest pain has been augmented in recent years by advances in the sensitivity and precision of cardiac troponin assays, new biomarkers, improvements in imaging modalities, and release of new clinical decision algorithms. This progress has enabled physicians to diagnose or rule-out acute myocardial infarction earlier after the initial patient presentation, usually in emergency department settings, which may facilitate prompt initiation of evidence-based treatments, investigation of alternative diagnoses for chest pain, or discharge, and permit better utilization of healthcare resources...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029074/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-chagas-disease-an-expert-consensus-of-brazilian-cardiovascular-imaging-department-dic-and-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
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Maria Carmo P Nunes, Luigi Paolo Badano, J Antonio Marin-Neto, Thor Edvardsen, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bogdan A Popescu, Richard Underwood, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Fernando A Botoni, Márcia Melo Barbosa, Marcio Vinicius L Barros, Eduardo Falqueto, Marcus Vinicius Simões, André Schmidt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Manoel Otávio Costa Rocha, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aims: To develop a document by Brazilian Cardiovascular Imaging Department (DIC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) to review and summarize the most recent evidences about the non-invasive assessment of patients with Chagas disease, with the intent to set up a framework for standardized cardiovascular imaging to assess cardiovascular morphologic and functional disturbances, as well as to guide the subsequent process of clinical decision-making. Methods and results: Chagas disease remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America, and has become a health problem in non-endemic countries...
September 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028791/is-diacerein-an-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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Anselmo Alegría, Sebastián Irarrázaval
INTRODUCTION: Among the possibilities for the management of osteoarthritis, different pharmacological alternatives have been proposed, being diacerein one of them due to its anti-inflammatory effect. However, diacerein clinical utility is not clear. METHODS: To answer this question, we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
October 12, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028758/mr-neurography-of-lumbosacral-plexus-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome
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Riham Dessouky, Mohammed Khaleel, Dalia N Khalifa, Hazim I Tantawy, Avneesh Chhabra
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical case series. OBJECTIVE: To study the role of MRN of lumbosacral plexus in management of patients with FBSS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is one of the major problems in health care, affecting up to 40% of patients following spine surgery. To date, no imaging modality has been used to effectively classify nerve compression, since nerve injuries are challenging to detect on conventional lumbar spine MRI...
October 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028641/postoperative-care-after-tonsillectomy-what-s-the-evidence
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Patrick Carpenter, Daniel Hall, Jeremy D Meier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current literature regarding postoperative management after tonsillectomy in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Controversy remains regarding the ideal medication regimen to manage pain after tonsillectomy. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are routinely used, although concerns of more severe postoperative hemorrhage with ibuprofen remain. Narcotics are prescribed commonly, but with extreme caution in children with severe obstructive sleep apnea...
October 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028436/pain-management-after-hip-arthroscopy-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-and-cohort-studies
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Jason J Shin, Chris L McCrum, Craig S Mauro, Dharmesh Vyas
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy is often associated with significant postoperative pain and opioid-associated side effects. Effective pain management after hip arthroscopy improves patient recovery and satisfaction and decreases opioid-related complications. PURPOSE: To collect, examine, and provide a comprehensive review of the available evidence from randomized controlled trials and comparative studies on pain control after hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027773/perioperative-pain-management-in-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Elena Bignami, Alberto Castella, Vincenzo Pota, Francesco Saglietti, Antonio Scognamiglio, Cinzia Trumello, Maria C Pace, Massimo Allegri
BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 1.5 million patients, who undergo cardiac surgery worldwide, are exposed to a series of factors that can trigger acute postoperative pain associated with hemodynamic instability, respiratory complications, and psychological disorders. Through an evaluation of literature data about postoperative pain in cardiac surgery we define unmet needs and potential objectives for future research on this often underestimated problem. METHODS: Following PRISMA Guidelines, a systematic literature search was carried out by two independent researchers on Scopus, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, and PubMed using the keywords: [(perioperative OR postoperative) analgesia AND "cardiac surgery"]...
October 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027115/correlation-between-mri-and-hip-arthroscopy-in-children-with-legg-calve-perthes-disease
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V Tiwari, S Gamanagatti, R Mittal, H Nag, S A Khan
BACKGROUND: Most of the information available about Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) at present is gained through imaging modalities including plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). But the accuracy of MRI in this disease and its predictive value to reveal various intra-articular pathologies is not known. We correlated the findings of MRI with those seen on hip arthroscopy in children with active stage of LCPD. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study in which MRI findings were correlated with corresponding findings on hip arthroscopy in a cohort of 25 patients of active LCPD below 12 years of age...
October 12, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027008/lateral-epicondylitis-associations-of-mr-imaging-and-clinical-assessments-with-treatment-options-in-patients-receiving-conservative-and-arthroscopic-managements
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Ji Young Jeon, Min Hee Lee, In-Ho Jeon, Hye Won Chung, Sang Hoon Lee, Myung Jin Shin
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the implications of MR imaging with clinical history in lateral epicondylitis management by evaluating imaging and clinical features in patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively or operatively. METHODS: Sixty patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively (n = 38) or operatively (n = 22) from 2011-2015 were included. MR imaging findings of common extensor tendon (CET), lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex, muscle oedema, ulnar nerve and elbow joint were reviewed...
October 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026895/non-radiographic-methods-of-measuring-global-sagittal-balance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Larry Cohen, Sarah Kobayashi, Milena Simic, Sarah Dennis, Kathryn Refshauge, Evangelos Pappas
BACKGROUND: Global sagittal balance, describing the vertical alignment of the spine, is an important factor in the non-operative and operative management of back pain. However, the typical gold standard method of assessment, radiography, requires exposure to radiation and increased cost, making it unsuitable for repeated use. Non-radiologic methods of assessment are available, but their reliability and validity in the current literature have not been systematically assessed. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to synthesise and evaluate the reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of assessing global sagittal balance...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026834/conservative-approach-to-the-acute-management-of-a-large-mesenteric-cyst
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Billy C Leung, Ruth Sankey, Matteo Fronza, Mohamed Maatouk
Mesenteric cysts are rare, benign gastrointestinal cystic lesions, which are often non-troublesome and present as an incidental radiological finding. However, surgery is often performed in the acute setting to remove lesions that are symptomatic. This report highlights the case of a large, symptomatic mesenteric cyst managed successfully with initial conservative measures followed by planned elective surgery. A 44-year-old female presented with a four-day history of generalised abdominal pain associated with distension, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026668/fourth-ventricle-neurocysticercosis-rigid-endoscopic-management-description-of-direct-transcerebellar-approach
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A Ceja-Espinosa, J A Franco-Jiménez, A Sosa-Nájera, G A Gutiérrez-Aceves, M I Ruiz-Flores
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy has gained a crucial role in high specialty neurosurgery during the last decades. At present, there are well-defined flexible neuroendoscopic procedures to treat ventricular and subarachnoid space pathologies. Neurocysticercosis is recognized as a common cause of neurologic disease in developing countries and the United States. Surgical intervention, especially cerebrospinal fluid diversion, is the key for management of hydrocephalus. In 2002, a consensus suggested that ventricular forms should be treated with endoscopy as the first option...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026630/sinister-seafood-bacteraemia-secondary-to-non-o1-o139-vibrio-cholerae-infection
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Maxime J Billick, Philip W Lam, Isaac I Bogoch
Introduction.Vibrio species are curved, motile Gram-negative bacilli found in estuarine and marine environments, and are known to cause to gastroenteritis, skin and soft tissue infections, and septicaemia. While not responsible for cholera epidemics, non-O1/O139 Vibrio cholerae (NOVC) is increasingly reported as a cause of gastroenteritis. Case presentation. A 66-year-old man presented to an emergency department with a 1 week history of epigastric pain, emesis and fever. Blood cultures drawn on admission initially demonstrated Gram-negative bacilli, and ultimately grew NOVC, which was later confirmed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight MS...
July 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026627/marked-peripheral-eosinophilia-due-to-prolonged-administration-of-posaconazole
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Maher Alharbi, Rae-Kiran Jhinger, Terence Wuerz, Andrew Walkty
Introduction. Posaconazole is a triazole antifungal that is used in the treatment of a variety of fungal infections, as well as in the management of mucormycosis (on an off-label basis). Eosinophilia associated with exposure to azole antifungals has been described rarely in the literature. Case presentation. A 31-year-old male on peritoneal dialysis (PD) for end-stage renal disease, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, presented to hospital with abdominal pain after a trip to St Lucia. He was taken to the operating room, where the PD catheter was removed and an abdominal-wall abscess was debrided...
June 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026516/ascending-cholangitis-rare-presentation-of-a-ruptured-right-sided-renal-angiomyolipoma
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Stefanie M Croghan, Orla McCormack, Anna L Walsh, Ted McDermott
We report the case of a 46-year-old female who presented to the Emergency Department with acute, painful obstructive jaundice, with evidence of secondary ascending cholangitis. Surprisingly, imaging revealed the clinical picture to be caused not by hepatobiliary pathology, but by external compression of the biliary tree from a ruptured renal angiomyolipoma (AML) of the right kidney. The patient remained haemodynamically stable and conservative management saw resolution of biliary obstruction. We believe this to be the first report of a renal AML presenting in this way...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026465/towards-effective-pain-management-breaking-the-barriers
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Abdulaziz Al-Mahrezi
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September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026458/safe-opioid-prescription-a-smart-on-fhir-approach-to-clinical-decision-support
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Shyamashree Sinha, Mark Jensen, Sarah Mullin, Peter L Elkin
Background Prescription opioid pain medication overuse, misuse and abuse have been a significant contributing factor in the opioid epidemic. The rising death rates from opioid overdose have caused healthcare practitioners and researchers to work on optimizing pain therapy and limiting the prescriptions for pain medications. The state of New York has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program(PDMP), amended public health law to limit the prescription of opioids for acute pain and utilized the resources of the state and county health departments to help in curbing this epidemic...
2017: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026385/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effect-of-a-ketamine-infusion-on-tourniquet-hypertension-during-general-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-upper-and-lower-limb-surgery
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Joyce Ongaya, Vitalis Mung'ayi, Thikra Sharif, Jimmie Kabugi
BACKGROUND: Tourniquet hypertension arising from tourniquet inflation remains a primary concern to the anaesthetist. One drug commonly used to manage tourniquet hypertension is ketamine. No studies have examined the effect of ketamine on tourniquet hypertension for a period of more than one hour or an infusion of the same. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of an intravenous infusion of ketamine versus placebo on tourniquet induced hypertension in patients undergoing upper and lower limb surgery under general anaesthesia...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026331/poorly-controlled-postoperative-pain-prevalence-consequences-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Tong J Gan
This review provides an overview of the clinical issue of poorly controlled postoperative pain and therapeutic approaches that may help to address this common unresolved health-care challenge. Postoperative pain is not adequately managed in greater than 80% of patients in the US, although rates vary depending on such factors as type of surgery performed, analgesic/anesthetic intervention used, and time elapsed after surgery. Poorly controlled acute postoperative pain is associated with increased morbidity, functional and quality-of-life impairment, delayed recovery time, prolonged duration of opioid use, and higher health-care costs...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026327/characterization-and-prevalence-of-spondyloarthritis-and-peripheral-arthritis-among-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Hoda M Malaty, Grace Hsiao-Wei Lo, Jason K Hou
BACKGROUND: Joint complaints such as spondyloarthritis and peripheral arthritis are the most common extraintestinal manifestations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, the evaluation of these symptoms are poorly described. OBJECTIVES: To examine the clinical characteristics and prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and other joint complaints among patients with IBD. METHODS: In a local cohort of patients diagnosed with IBD between 1996 and 2009, we performed a retrospective study at the Veterans Affairs Hospital...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
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