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Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalaskhmy Thulasingham, Srinivasan Sampath
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever in children at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children (0-12 years of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever from August 2012 to January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization guidelines for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 16...
July 2016: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
Jeannie D Lochhead, Michele A Nelson, Alan L Schneider
Clozapine is often considered the gold standard for the treatment of schizophrenia. Clinical guidelines suggest a gradual titration over 2 weeks to reduce the risks of adverse events such as seizures, hypotension, agranulocytosis, and myocarditis. The slow titration often delays time to therapeutic response. This raises the question of whether, in some patients, it may be safe to use a more rapid clozapine titration. The following case illustrates the potential risks associated with the use of multiple antipsychotics and rapid clozapine titration...
May 18, 2016: Mental Illness
Samuel Zarka, Claire Bouleti, Dimitri Arangalage, Houzefa Chopra, Sylvie Chillon, Marie-Cécile Henry-Feugeas, Jérémie Abtan, Jean-Michel Juliard, Bernard Iung, Alec Vahanian, Jean-Pierre Laissy, Phalla Ou
Hyperemia is a major criterion for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging but its assessment is challenging and time consuming. We evaluated the usefulness of the contrast-enhanced first-pass perfusion (FPP) on magnetic resonance imaging for detecting subepicardial hyperemia in acute myocarditis. Forty-seven consecutive patients (mean age: 42 ± 15.6 years; 35 men) with a definite diagnosis of acute myocarditis according to the state-of-the-art guidelines were included and compared with 16 control subjects...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Anne Lee Solevåg, Georg M Schmölzer, Po-Yin Cheung
Background Infant and neonatal myocardial infarction (MI) has been described in association with congenital heart disease, coronary artery abnormalities, myocarditis, and tumors. MI in the perinatal period in a structurally normal heart and with ventricular arrhythmia as a presenting feature has not been thoroughly described. Published case reports describe treatment methods extrapolated from adult MI. However, due to the rare occurrence, the most appropriate acute treatment for both MI and ventricular arrhythmia in newborn infants remains unknown...
April 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
Ana Kadkhodayan, Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, Subha V Raman, Leslie T Cooper
Myocarditis is a recognized but underdiagnosed cause of cardiomyopathy due to its wide clinical spectrum and nonspecific presentation. Accurate diagnosis is important because 25% of patients with acute myocarditis develop cardiomyopathy, and of those, approximately 5% per year require heart transplantation or die. Current guidelines for the recognition and treatment of the inflammatory cardiomyopathies are limited. The gold standard for diagnosis, endomyocardial biopsy, has low sensitivity, and thus, multimodality imaging of inflammation plays a crucial role in defining the cardiac abnormalities and in assisting with diagnosis and management...
May 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Apurva Patel, Roosha Parikh, Kanhaiya L Poddar, Stephen G Ellis, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines emphasize timely coronary intervention with a door to balloon time of ≤90min for favorable survival impact after STEMI. Efforts to achieve these targets may result in unnecessary emergent angiography for inappropriate activations. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the frequency, trend and factors which are significantly associated with inappropriate for intervention cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) activation. METHODS: We analyzed 1764 consecutive emergent CCL activation for possible ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) between 7/2005 and 8/2013...
June 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Christoffer Polcwiartek, Kristian Kragholm, Ole Schjerning, Claus Graff, Jimmi Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Although antipsychotics have been associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD), they still remain a cornerstone in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Most antipsychotics have an unfavorable cardiovascular adverse effect profile, and SCD may occur even in patients with no cardiovascular risk factors. AREAS COVERED: This clinical overview summarizes the cardiovascular safety of antipsychotics by focusing on the wide range of associated adverse effects...
May 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Rebecca H Lumsden, Gerald S Bloomfield
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed the clinical profile of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an acute infection with a high mortality into a treatable, chronic disease. As a result, the clinical sequelae of HIV infection are changing as patients live longer. HIV-associated cardiomyopathy (HIVAC) is a stage IV, HIV-defining illness and remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected individuals despite ART. Causes and clinical manifestations of HIVAC depend on the degree of host immunosuppression...
2016: BioMed Research International
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalakshmy Thulasingam
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical profile and outcome of the atypical manifestations of dengue fever in children. METHODS: All children (0-12 y of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever at a tertiary care hospital at Puducherry, between the 1st of August 2012 and January 31st 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines 2011 for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies and the data was analyzed using SPSS 16...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Andreas Petropoulos, Doris Ehringer-Schetitska, Peter Fritsch, Eero Jokinen, Robert Dalla Pozza, Renate Oberhoffer
OBJECTIVE: The burden of cardiac disease in childhood is unknown. It will be a sum of 1% of living births in the general population, suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) + approximately 2.5% of the general population suffering from bicuspid aortic valve diseases + an unknown higher prevalence of acquired diseases. Cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias - sudden cardiac death (SCD), rheumatic heard disease, hypertension and accelerating atherosclerosis are among the most frequent. Adding on, genetic syndromes including cardiac defects, endocarditis and myocarditis we can address a large pediatric population worldwide, suffering from heart disease...
September 2015: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Tao Zhang, Wei Miao, Shixuan Wang, Min Wei, Guohai Su, Zhenhua Li
The present study describes the case of a young man aged 22 who had acute retrosternal pain, elevated cardiac markers and electrocardiographic ST-T changes, which led to an original misdiagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. The patient underwent immediate coronary angiography, which revealed normal coronary arteries. Finally, the diagnosis of viral myocarditis was made on consideration of his fever, scattered red dots on his arms and legs and other auxiliary examination results obtained in the following days, which were supportive of the diagnosis...
August 2015: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Maurizio Brighenti, Andrea Donti, Maria Giulia Gagliardi, Nicola Maschietto, Davide Marini, Maristella Lombardi, Ugo Vairo, Gabriella Agnoletti, Ornella Milanesi, Giacomo Pongiglione, Marco Bonvicini
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the safety, the impact of endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) results in myocarditis management and the incidence of different etiologies of myocarditis in a pediatric population. BACKGROUND: Although EMB is an established diagnostic tool to evaluate suspected myocarditis, there is lack of clear diagnostic and management guidelines for myocarditis in pediatric patients, particularly in infants. METHODS: We performed a retrospective database review and subsequent outcomes analysis from five Italian pediatric cardiology centers to identify patients aged 0-18 years who underwent EMB for suspected myocarditis or inflammatory cardiomyopathy (ICMP) between 2009 and 2011...
March 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Edgardo Bonacina, Andrea Garascia, Fabrizio Oliva
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of myocarditis. Patients with clinical presentation consistent with myocarditis and acute heart failure should undergo EMB, in particular to exclude giant-cell myocarditis or necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis that are life-threatening conditions. The indication for EMB is debatable in case of suspected myocarditis with infarct-like presentation and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. In fact, in this group of patients the prognosis is fairly good, and the clinical advantage to reach a histological diagnosis by means of an invasive procedure with potential complications such as EMB is limited...
October 2015: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Lila Aboueid, Nitin Toteja
Background. Although known for its efficacy in treatment-resistant schizophrenia, the usage of clozapine has been limited due to concerns over potential adverse effects. Myocarditis, one potential fatal complication, can develop at any point during treatment but has been most commonly observed 2-3 weeks after clozapine initiation. Objective. A case of acute clozapine-induced myocarditis is described, highlighting the history, onset, and treatment course of presentation. There is a need to raise awareness of this potential complication, especially in the pediatric population...
2015: Case Reports in Psychiatry
Heinz Läubli, Cathrin Balmelli, Matthias Bossard, Otmar Pfister, Kathrin Glatz, Alfred Zippelius
Antibodies that stimulate the immune system by targeting inhibitory T cell receptors were successfully introduced into oncological practice and are capable to overcome tumor-induced immune evasion. In particular, targeting of the inhibitory receptors CTLA-4 and PD-1 or its ligand PD-L1 have been shown to be beneficial for patients with melanoma, renal cell cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and a growing list of other cancers with impressive response rates. Here, we report a severe, potentially life-threatening side effect of anti-PD-1 immunotherapy with pembrolizumab, which has not been previously described in the literature...
2015: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
B Maisch
Physical training has a well-established role in the primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Moderate exercise has been shown to be beneficial in chronic stable heart failure. Competitive sports, however, is contraindicated in most forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), in myocarditis, in pericarditis, and in right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia. In most European countries, the recommendations of medical societies or public bodies state that these diseases have to be ruled out by prescreening before an individual can take up competitive sports...
May 2015: Herz
Joan Crane, William Mundle, Isabelle Boucoiran, Robert Gagnon, Emmanuel Bujold, Melanie Basso, Hayley Bos, Richard Brown, Stephanie Cooper, Katy Gouin, N Lynne McLeod, Savas Menticoglou, William Mundle, Christy Pylypjuk, Anne Roggensack, Frank Sanderson
OBJECTIVES: This guideline reviews the evidence relating to the effects of parvovirus B19 on the pregnant woman and fetus, and discusses the management of women who are exposed to, who are at risk of developing, or who develop parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy. OUTCOMES: The outcomes evaluated were maternal outcomes including erythema infectiosum, arthropathy, anemia, and myocarditis, and fetal outcomes including spontaneous abortion, congenital anomalies, hydrops fetalis, stillbirth, and long-term effects...
December 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Torrey A Boland, Vivien H Lee, Thomas P Bleck
OBJECTIVES: Reversible stress-induced cardiac dysfunction is frequently seen as a complication of a multitude of acute stress states, in particular neurologic injuries. This dysfunction may be difficult to distinguish between that caused by myocardial ischemia and may impact both the treatment strategies and prognosis of the underlying condition. Critical care practitioners should have an understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics, precipitating conditions, differential diagnosis, and proposed treatments for stress-induced cardiomyopathy...
March 2015: Critical Care Medicine
Jan Krejci, Petr Hude, Hana Poloczkova, Vita Zampachova, Radka Stepanova, Tomas Freiberger, Eva Nemcova, Lenka Spinarova
Patients with myocarditis and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may improve after standard heart failure therapy. This improvement seems to be related to retreat of myocardial inflammation. The aim of the present study was to assess changes in clinical, echocardiographic and some laboratory parameters and to correlate them with changes in the number of inflammatory infiltrating cells in endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) samples during the 6-month follow-up, and to define predictors of LV function improvement among baseline parameters...
March 2016: Heart and Vessels
Matisyahu Shulman, Avraham Miller, Jason Misher, Aleksey Tentler
BACKGROUND: The use of antipsychotic medication in the United States and throughout the world has greatly increased over the last fifteen years. These drugs have significant side effect burdens, many of them relating to cardiovascular health. OBJECTIVE: To review the available evidence on the major cardiovascular issues that arise in patients taking antipsychotic medication. METHOD: A PubMed literature review was performed to identify recent meta-analyses, review articles, and large studies...
2014: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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