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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902676/dural-sinus-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-a-pediatric-trauma-patient-a-rare-complication-after-closed-head-injury
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Jonathan Wilcher, Michelle Pannell
OBJECTIVE: Closed head injury rarely predisposes patients, particularly children, to the development of dural sinus thrombosis. In addition, most cases of sinus thrombosis are subacute in nature. The following is a case report of a precipitous course of dural sinus thrombosis after closed head injury in a pediatric trauma patient. DESCRIPTION: A 14-year-old African American girl presented to the emergency department as a trauma activation. She was an unrestrained rear-seat passenger involved in a motor vehicle collision during which she was ejected...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895411/reoperation-in-an-adult-female-with-right-sided-hirschsprung-s-disease-complicated-by-refractory-hypertension-and-cough
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Zhi-Jian Wei, Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) is an intestinal malformation caused by the innate absence of ganglion cells in the neural plexus of the colorectal wall, and is most common in male infants. It is rare in adult, and is usually left-sided. Herein we reported based on the CARE guidelines a case of a 47-year-old adult female suffering from "right-sided" HD complicated by refractory hypertension and cough. The patient with a history of cesarean section and with digestive unfitness (abdominal pain, distention, and constipation) only since 20 years old had recurrence of HD after initial surgery due to the incomplete removal of the HD-affected bowel based on a diagnosis of "chronic ileus", leading to the relapse of the digestive symptoms and the emergence of some intractable circulatory and respiratory complications which could be hardly controlled by conservative treatment...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893667/abdominal-compartment-syndrome-after-endovascular-repair-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-leads-to-acute-intestinal-necrosis-case-report
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Xiyang Chen, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Yukui Ma
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after endovascular repair (EVAR) of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is a rare emergency situation, which has a high mortality. However, the progression of ACS is rapid and the diagnosis is usually been delayed, which increase the difficulties in treatment and affect the prognosis. We describe a case of a sever complication (acute intestinal necrosis) resulting from ACS after endovascular repair of rAAA. CLINICAL FINDING: An elderly man, 81 years old, complained a sudden lower abdominal and back pain without any predisposing cause...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891330/evaluation-of-lipid-profile-and-apolipoproteins-in-essential-hypertensive-patients
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Parsuram Nayak, Suchismita Panda, Pravat Kumar Thatoi, Roma Rattan, Srikrushna Mohapatra, Pramila Kumari Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Essential hypertension is one of the most common diseases of the Indian population contributing greatly to the morbidity, mortality and economic burden. It has a strong association with cardiovascular disease and abnormal lipid metabolism. Not only the traditional lipid parameters, but also the novel lipid components like Apo A1 and Apo B100 also have been identified to play a role. AIM: The present study was done to evaluate serum lipid profile and Apo A1, Apo B 100 in essential hypertensive patients and correlate their values with the degree of hypertension...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888446/cesarean-section-in-the-setting-of-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support
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Ryosuke Hara, Shuhei Hara, Chin Siang Ong, Gary Schwartz, Christopher Sciortino, Narutoshi Hibino
We describe the use of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in a 35-year-old female with severe fixed pulmonary hypertension who went into cardiogenic shock during a Cesarean section. Pregnancy in the presence of severe pulmonary hypertension is typically contraindicated due to high maternal mortality rates. This patient visited our hospital at 37 weeks of gestation after experiencing dyspnea and chest pain. Clinical evaluation revealed severe fixed pulmonary hypertension. At the time of the planned delivery, femoral lines were placed; in case of emergency, ECMO became necessary during the delivery...
November 25, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879189/gemcitabine-induced-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-treated-with-eculizumab-or-plasmapheresis-two-case-reports%C3%A2
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María Esperanza López Rubio, Raquel Rodado Martínez, María Luisa Illescas, Encarnación Mateo Bosch, Mercedes Martínez Díaz, Lourdes de la Vara Inesta, Basilio Cabezuelo, María Elisa Morales Albuja, Eladio Lucas Guillén, Luisa Jimeno García
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) has shown good response to eculizumab (ECU). We present 2 cases of patients with gemcitabine-induced HUS (GEM-HUS), one of whom was treated with ECU and the other with conventional treatment. Patient 1: A 74-year-old male with resected adenocarcinoma of the pancreas started adjuvant treatment with GEM, but after 5 months GEM was discontinued due to acute kidney injury and severe hypertension. Laboratory analyses identified microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MHA) and thrombocytopenia...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871582/glucagon-induced-hypertensive-emergency-a-case-report
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Aron Legler, Richard K Kim, Nikhil Chawla
Glucagon is well acknowledged as a sphincter of Oddi relaxant for both diagnostic and therapeutic uses in choledocholithiasis, and an empiric treatment for β-blocker overdose. Although it has been implicated in inducing cardiovascular crises in patients with asymptomatic pheochromocytoma, adverse effects in other patient populations have not been characterized. This case report describes a patient with hypertension controlled on β blockers who, after glucagon administration during an intraoperative cholangiography, experienced hypertensive emergency despite adequate pain control...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858922/emphysematous-cholecystitis-in-a-young-male-without-predisposing-factors-a-case-report
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Ming-Yu Chen, Chen Lu, Yi-Fan Wang, Xiu-Jun Cai
This report describes the diagnosis and treatment for Emphysematous cholecystitis (EC) without predisposing factors, and reviews the current literature.A 49-year-old male without predisposition presented to emergency department with a two-day history of sudden onset abdominal pain, hypertension and received empirical antibiotics with Imipenem/Cilastatin 0.5 g via intravenous route every 8 hours. Computed tomography (CT)-scan revealed that air encircling gallbladder is the most important and accurate evidence for EC diagnosis...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852680/successful-recovery-and-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-following-chemotherapy-induced-severe-cardiomyopathy-literature-review-of-management-and-prognostic-factors
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Muhammad Asim Shahzad, Rizwan Ishtiaq, Umar Zahid, Faiz Anwer
Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy is one of the major possible hazards that can result from potential cardiotoxic agents while treating cancer. Prognostic risk factors include the rate of drug administration, history of hypertension, female gender, extremes of age, previous history of mediastinal irradiation, cumulative dose and pre-existing heart disease. Close monitoring of the patients, timely diagnosis, use of well-known biomarkers including cardiac troponins, NT-ProBNP and imaging studies like 2D Echo or cardiac MRI are essential...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843428/a-rare-case-of-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage-secondary-to-infiltrative-b-cell-lymphoma
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Adrienne Lenhart, Juan Fernandez-Castillo, Keith Mullins, Reena Salgia
Portal hypertension commonly arises in the setting of advanced liver cirrhosis and is the consequence of increased resistance within the portal vasculature. Less commonly, left-sided noncirrhotic portal hypertension can develop in a patient secondary to isolated obstruction of the splenic vein. We present a rare case of left-sided portal hypertension and isolated gastric varices in a patient with large B-cell lymphoma, who was treated with splenic artery embolization. The patient is a 73-year-old male with no previous history of liver disease, who presented with coffee ground emesis and melena...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842633/barriers-to-obstetric-care-among-maternal-near-misses
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P Soma-Pillay, R C Pattinson
BACKGROUND: There are several factors in the healthcare system that may influence a woman's ability to access appropriate obstetric care. OBJECTIVE: To determine the delays/barriers in providing obstetric care to women who classified as a maternal near-miss. METHODS: This was a descriptive observational study at Steve Biko Academic Hospital, a tertiary referral hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. One hundred maternal near-misses were prospectively identified using the World Health Organization criteria...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836329/-pneumonia-caused-bycorynebacterium-pseudodiphtheriticum
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Daniela Furiasse, Ana M Gasparotto, Aída Monterisi, Gabriela Castellano, Marta Rocchi
Microorganisms of the genera Corynebacterium, specie pseudodiphtheriticum are a part of the indigenous microbiota of human skin and oropharinx. Nevertheless in recent decades these bacilli are emerging as opportunistic pathogens causing clinically significant infections in patients with previous compromise. We report the case of a 76 years old female patient, with a history of hypertension, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes and chronic renal failure, who presented pneumonia during their stay at the intensive care unit...
November 8, 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817852/-problematics-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-developing-countries-the-case-of-togo
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K M H Ahanogbe, M Belo, A K Beketi, S Kpelao, K A Doleagbenou
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies as well as the results of the treatment of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in Togo, before creating a neurosurgery department. METHODS: We conducted a case series of subarachnoid hemorrhage collected from 30 June 2005 to 30 June 2010 in the Universities Hospital of Lomé. It involved patients older than 15 years of age hospitalized for subarachnoid hemorrhage with clinical and/or radiation confirmation...
December 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806820/purple-urine-bag-syndrome
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Luma Khalid, Iftikhar Ali, Khatira Wahid, Aziz Ullah Khan, Saima Fawad
Purple Urine Bag Syndrome (PUBS) refers to the purple discoloration of urine and is commonly observed in bed ridden patients with long-term urinary catheters. Although typically benign, the purple discoloration is alarming to both the patients and their attendants. This case report presents an uncommon case of PUBS in a 60-year-old lady with hypertension, type II diabetes, and chronic kidney disease stage 5, who presented to the emergency room with bilateral diabetic foot ulcers of 3 months duration, dry gangrene of ring finger and infected middle and little fingers with abscess over the palmar aspect of right hand of 20 days duration...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803754/the-diagnostic-significance-of-signal-peptide-complement-c1r-c1s-uegf-and-bmp1-epidermal-growth-factor-domain-containing-protein-1-levels-in-pulmonary-embolism
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Nigar Dirican, Ali Duman, Gülcan Sağlam, Akif Arslan, Onder Ozturk, Sule Atalay, Ahmet Bircan, Ahmet Akkaya, Munire Cakir
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially life-threatening disorder. Patients with PE often have nonspecific symptoms, and the diagnosis is often delayed. AIM: The aim of our study was to investigate the role of signal peptide-complement C1r/C1s, Uegf, and Bmp1-epidermal growth factor domain-containing protein 1 (SCUBE1) used in the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: The study was designed prospectively. A total of 57 patients who were admitted to emergency service with clinically suspected PE were included in the study...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802855/a-remarkable-case-of-rhabdomyolysis-associated-with-ingestion-of-energy-drink-neon-volt
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Praneet S Iyer, Rishitha Yelisetti, Varun Miriyala, Waqas Siddiqui, Anand Kaji
Rhabdomyolysis is defined as a syndrome characterized by muscle necrosis and the release of intracellular muscle constituents into the circulation. We present a case of a 35-year-old male who exercised for 2 h after ingesting energy drink and subsequently presented with rhabdomyolysis. After excluding common and uncommon causes of rhabdomyolysis, we reached the conclusion that the likely cause was the ingestion of energy drink 'NEON VOLT' in a setting of mild dehydration. Increasing physical activity and intense exercise is becoming a trend in many countries, due to its many health-related benefits such as prevention of obesity...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800247/bilateral-vision-loss-after-delivery-in-two-cases-severe-preeclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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Gökhan Çelik, Ahmet Eser, Murat Günay, Nursal Melda Yenerel
Two patients with no symptoms of hypertension in their medical history before pregnancy were referred to the obstetrics emergency clinic with hypertension and visual complaints. After physical examination and laboratory tests, one of the patients was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia while the other was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome (Hemolysis-Elevated Liver enzymes-Low Platelets). Ocular examinations were performed after delivery due to the patients' worsening visual complaints. The severe preeclamptic patient showed bilateral serous retinal detachment (SRD) while the patient with HELLP syndrome showed bilateral macular hemorrhage...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793537/co-occurring-chronic-conditions-and-economic-burden-among-stroke-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Chanadda Chinthammit, Bruce M Coull, Mantiwee Nimworapan, Sandipan Bhattacharjee
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of co-occurring chronic conditions on healthcare expenditures among noninstitutionalized older adults (age ≥50 years) with stroke in comparison to non-stroke-matched controls. METHODS: This study used a retrospective, cross-sectional, matched case-control design using pooled 2002-2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data. Stroke survivors (N = 2913) were compared with matched controls (N = 8739) based on propensity scores...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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