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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302245/amniotic-fluid-embolism
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Tayyab Mohyuddin, Shahbaz Sarwar, Dawar Ayyaz
We report a case of 34-year patient who had uncomplicated elective caesarean-section. Postoperatively, she developed sudden hypotension, bradycardia, dyspnea and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), all signs associated with amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). Echocardiogram showed signs of acutely increased right ventricular after load including McConell's sign, i.e. right ventricular dilatation, segmental hypokinesia (mid-right ventricular) and hypercontractile right ventricular apex and overall right ventricular dysfunction...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289555/gender-differences-in-post-traumatic-stress
#2
Maria Grazia Modena, Daniele Pettorelli, Giulia Lauria, Elisa Giubertoni, Erminio Mauro, Valentina Martinotti
Acute stress can trigger cardiovascular events and disease. The earthquake is an "ideal" natural experiment for acute and chronic stress, with impact mainly on the cardiovascular system. On May 20th and 29th, 2012, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.9° to 6.4° on the Richter scale, hit the province of Modena and Reggio Emilia, an area of the north-center of Italy never considered at seismic risk. The purpose of our study was to assess whether there were gender-specific differences in stress-induced incidence of cardiovascular events and age of patients who arrived at the Emergency Departments (ED) of the three main teaching hospitals of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia...
2017: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289497/interventional-therapy-for-pulmonary-embolism
#3
Alan B Lumsden, Erik Suarez
Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) present with highly variable clinical symptoms and often have accompanying comorbidities. Timely diagnosis and treatment are critical to help prevent recurrence and increased morbidity/mortality. While open surgical thrombectomy was once reserved only for those with massive PE and hemodynamic compromise, it has been reevaluated with a focus on careful patient selection and early intervention. Lately, there has been increased interest in catheter-based interventions and in combining these with an open surgical component to decrease the magnitude of the intervention-for example, direct placement of large-bore thrombectomy devices directly into the right ventricle via sternotomy or subxiphoid approaches...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289496/surgical-treatment-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy
#4
Michael M Madani
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), also referred to as pulmonary endarterectomy, is the definitive treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The true incidence of CTEPH is unknown and difficult to ascertain; however, most experts agree that approximately 4% to 5% of all patients who have an acute episode of pulmonary embolism (PE) will continue to develop CTEPH. Based on an incidence rate of about 0.1% for acute PE, this translates into a CTEPH incidence of approximately 10,000 to 15,000 annually in the United States alone...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289493/epidemiology-and-pathophysiology-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-risk-factors-and-mechanisms
#5
Sarah Medrek, Zeenat Safdar
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) occurs when thromboemboli travel to the pulmonary vasculature, fail to resolve, and cause elevated pulmonary arterial pressure. Untreated, this disease leads to progressive right heart failure and death. It develops in approximately 1% to 5% of patients who suffer an acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and has an overall incidence of 3 to 30 per million in the general population. While it is not entirely evident why most but not all people are able to clear this clot burden, there are known risk factors for the development of CTEPH...
October 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288410/coronary-fat-embolism-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-experimental-study
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Ednan Bayram, Canan Atalay, Ender Altaş, Yavuzer Koza, Eşref Kabalar, Mahmut Açıkel, Mehmet Dumlu Aydın
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can lead to neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE), and chylomicron metabolism may be altered unfavorably in acute lung injury. This study aimed to investigate the possible effect of NPE on the development of coronary fat embolism. METHODS: This study was conducted on 27 rabbits, 5 of which were used as the control (n=5). Experimental SAH was induced in 15 of the animals by injecting homologous blood into the cisterna magna, and the remaining 7 animals were administered only isotonic saline solution (Sham, n=7) in the same manner under general anesthesia...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288049/catecholamine-induced-chest-pain-mimicking-infarction-due-to-an-mibg-negative-and-dopa-positive-succinate-dehydrogenase-syndrome-subunit-b-related-pheochromocytoma
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Alberto Mazza, Alice Ferretti, Antonella Paola Sacco, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
This 16-year-old boy presented with acute retrosternal pain possibly representing acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac enzymes were within reference ranges. There were marked increases in metanephrine to 3299 μg/24 h (reference, <400 μg/24 h), normetanephrine to 1309 μg/24 h (reference, 0-390 μg/24 h), and chromogranin A to 1605 ng/mL (reference, 0-150 μg/24 h). An incidental left adrenal mass was found during CTPA performed to exclude pulmonary embolism. I-MIBG scintigraphy was negative, and genetic screening detected SDHB (succinate dehydrogenase syndrome subunit B) gene mutation...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280732/paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-course-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism-clinical-significance-and-impact-on-prognosis
#8
Agnieszka Krajewska, Katarzyna Ptaszynska-Kopczynska, Izabela Kiluk, Urszula Kosacka, Robert Milewski, Jacek Krajewski, Wlodzimierz Jerzy Musial, Bozena Sobkowicz
The relationship and clinical implications of atrial fibrillation (AF) in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) are poorly investigated. We aimed to analyze clinical characteristics and prognosis in PE patients with paroxysmal AF episode. Methods. From the 391 patients with PE 31 subjects with paroxysmal AF were selected. This group was compared with patients with PE and sinus rhythm (SR) and 32 patients with PE and permanent AF. Results. Paroxysmal AF patients were the oldest. Concomitant DVT varies between groups: paroxysmal AF 32...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279585/treatment-of-acute-hemoptysis-by-bronchial-artery-embolization-with-the-liquid-embolic-agent-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer
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Isabelle Ayx, René Müller-Wille, Walter A Wohlgemuth, Michael Pfeifer, Marc Lepiorz, Heinrich Hubauer, Holger Goessmann, Christian Stroszczynski, Niels Zorger
PURPOSE: To determine the technical and clinical success of bronchial artery embolization (BAE) with the liquid embolic agent ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer in patients with acute hemoptysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients (25 male; mean age, 58 y; range, 13-78 y) who underwent BAE with EVOH were retrospectively reviewed. Reasons for acute hemoptysis included lung cancer (44%), pulmonary metastases (12%), bronchiectasis (21%), arteriovenous malformation (5%), tuberculosis (6%), aspergilloma (3%), acute respiratory distress syndrome (3%), anticoagulant overdose (3%), and scar tissue (3%)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279251/oral-anticoagulants-for-primary-prevention-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-and-for-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-network-meta-analysis-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan Ac Sterne, Pritesh N Bodalia, Peter A Bryden, Philippa A Davies, Jose A López-López, George N Okoli, Howard Hz Thom, Deborah M Caldwell, Sofia Dias, Diane Eaton, Julian Pt Higgins, Will Hollingworth, Chris Salisbury, Jelena Savović, Reecha Sofat, Annya Stephens-Boal, Nicky J Welton, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is effective for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), but anticoagulation is underused in clinical care. The risk of venous thromboembolic disease during hospitalisation can be reduced by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH): warfarin is the most frequently prescribed anticoagulant for treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Warfarin-related bleeding is a major reason for hospitalisation for adverse drug effects. Warfarin is cheap but therapeutic monitoring increases treatment costs...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275536/rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-clinical-challenges-reflecting-the-diversity-of-pathophysiology
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Evangelia Panagiotidou, Evdokia Sourla, Serafim Xrisovalantis Kotoulas, Sofia Akritidou, Vasileios Bikos, Vasileios Bagalas, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Georgia Pitsiou
The present article reports three clinical cases in order to elucidate the diversity of the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie rheumatoid arthritis associated pulmonary hypertension. The condition's three major causes are: interstitial lung disease, vasculitis, and chronic thromboembolic disease, but it should be noted that the multiple pulmonary manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, can all contribute to chronic lung disease or hypoxia. The first patient in this report suffered from moderate restriction due to fibrosis and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension during an episode of life threatening hypoxia...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272699/alteration-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-study-from-bench-to-bioinformatics
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R Miao, D Leng, M Liu, X-X Huang, J-F Li, J-N Gong, Y Liang, Z-G Zhai, Y-H Yang, Y Wang, J Wan
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to explore endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression in acute pulmonary thromboembolism (APE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: eNOS expression in lung tissue and bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (BM-EPCs) from APE mouse models was assessed by immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR. A gene expression profile meta-analysis was performed on human venous thromboembolism (VTE) whole blood samples recorded in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) repository...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267480/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-full-versus-reduced-dose-betrixaban-in-the-acute-medically-ill-vte-venous-thromboembolism-prevention-with-extended-duration-betrixaban-apex-trial
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C Michael Gibson, Rim Halaby, Serge Korjian, Yazan Daaboul, Douglas F Arbetter, Megan K Yee, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Russel Hull, Adrian F Hernandez, Shiao-Ping Lu, Olga Bandman, Janet M Leeds, Alex Gold, Robert A Harrington, Alexander T Cohen
BACKGROUND: The APEX trial assessed the safety and efficacy of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis using betrixaban versus standard dosing of enoxaparin among hospitalized, acutely ill medical patients. The 80-mg betrixaban dose was halved to 40 mg among subjects with severe renal insufficiency and those receiving a concomitant strong P-glycoprotein inhibitor. METHODS: This analysis assessed the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of full- (80 mg) and reduced-dose (40 mg) betrixaban relative to enoxaparin in the APEX trial...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267465/assessment-of-right-ventricular-function-in-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Deisy Barrios, Raquel Morillo, José Luis Lobo, Rosa Nieto, Ana Jaureguizar, Ana K Portillo, Esther Barbero, Covadonga Fernandez-Golfin, Roger D Yusen, David Jiménez
The optimal approach to assess right ventricular (RV) function in patients with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) lacks clarity. METHODS: This study aimed to evaluate the optimal approach to assess RV function in normotensive patients with acute symptomatic PE. Outcomes assessed through 30-days after the diagnosis of PE included all-cause mortality and complicated course. RESULTS: Eight hundred forty-eight patients were enrolled. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and transthoracic echocardiography agreed on the presence or absence of RV overload in 449 (53%) patients...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265130/interventional-therapy-for-upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Timothy A Carlon, Deepak Sudheendra
Approximately 10% of all deep vein thromboses occur in the upper extremity, and that number is increasing due to the use of peripherally inserted central catheters. Sequelae of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) are similar to those for lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (LEDVT) and include postthrombotic syndrome and pulmonary embolism. In addition to systemic anticoagulation, there are multiple interventional treatment options for UEDVT with the potential to reduce the incidence of these sequelae...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265129/deep-vein-thrombosis-interventions-in-cancer-patients
#17
REVIEW
Resmi Ann Charalel, Suresh Vedantham
The presence of cancer increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), DVT recurrence, and treatment-related bleeding, and therefore offers distinctive clinical considerations when planning treatment. Anticoagulation with a low-molecular-weight heparin is the preferred initial and long-term therapy in cancer patients. Inferior vena cava filters may be used judiciously for patients with cancer-related DVT who have contraindications to anticoagulation or who exhibit breakthrough pulmonary embolism (PE) despite anticoagulation, but should be removed when the PE risk is felt to subside...
March 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262244/risk-adapted-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
#18
Stefano Barco, Stavros V Konstantinides
The presence and severity of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a key determinant of prognosis in the acute phase of pulmonary embolism (PE). Risk-adapted treatment strategies continue to evolve, tailoring initial management to the clinical presentation and the functional status of the RV. Beyond pharmacological and, if necessary, mechanical circulatory support, systemic thrombolysis remains the mainstay of treatment for hemodynamically unstable patients; in contrast, it is not routinely recommended for intermediate-risk PE...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262243/pitfalls-in-the-diagnostic-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
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Cécile Tromeur, Liselotte M van der Pol, Frederikus A Klok, Francis Couturaud, Menno V Huisman
Women are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and VTE remains one of the main causes of maternal mortality in developed countries (Konstantinides SV, et al. Eur Heart J 2014; 35(43):3033-69, 69a-69k). Although an accurate diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant patients is thus of crucial importance, the diagnostic management of suspected PE is challenging for this specific patient category. As D-dimer levels increase physiologically throughout pregnancy, the optimal D-dimer threshold to rule out PE during pregnancy remains unknown...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260214/polydactylous-transverse-erythronychia-report-of-a-patient-with-multiple-horizontal-red-bands-affecting-the-fingernails
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Carina Chang, Bryce D Beutler, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Redness of the nail plate-erythronychia-is a common condition involving one or multiple digits. It may affect the entire nail or present as longitudinal red bands that extend from the proximal nail fold to the distal tip of the nail plate. Rarely, red bands may traverse the nail bed horizontally. Although erythronychia is often idiopathic, it has also been associated with amyloidosis, Darier's disease, lichen planus, and various other cutaneous conditions. We describe the clinical features of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who presented with transverse and longitudinal erythronychia affecting his fingernails...
March 4, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
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