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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817490/an-open-trial-of-iloperidone-for-mixed-episodes-in-bipolar-disorder
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Vivek Singh, Jodi Gonzalez Arnold, Thomas J Prihoda, Melissa Martinez, Charles L Bowden
BACKGROUND: Mixed mood states in bipolar disorder are difficult to treat and when present indicate worse illness trajectories. Several medications are US Food and Drug Administration approved to treat mixed episodes; however, the clinical trials have been short term and rarely reported depression response. METHODS: We conducted a 5-month open-label trial examining the tolerability and efficacy of iloperidone for bipolar disorder mixed episodes. RESULTS: Mania and depression scores significantly improved over the course of the study for study completers (ie, 60%-68% improvement for manic symptoms and 41%-49% for depression symptoms)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808515/palpitations-as-a-presenting-feature-of-multisystem-sarcoidosis
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Richie Manikat, Julieta Gilson, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Koroush Khalighi
Introduction: Sarcoidosis is described as a systemic condition characterized by non-caseating granulomas in multiple organs. In this report, we present an unusual manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis and review management strategies. Case presentation: A 29-year-old African-American man presented with weight loss, fatigue, dyspnea, palpitations, night sweats, painless left eye redness and bilateral leg pain over the course of three months. His physical exam revealed left conjunctival congestion and bilateral crackles on auscultation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804588/first-reported-case-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-in-oman
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Hatim Al Lawati, Humoud Al Dhuhli
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by fatty degeneration of the right ventricular myocardium with variable involvement of the left ventricle. The condition is associated with exercise-mediated ventricular tachycardia and is one of the recognized causes of sudden cardiac death in the young and in athletes. Here, we report the first confirmed case of ARVC in Oman and present its electrocardiographic, echocardiographic features, and radiological findings on gated, contrast-enhanced cardiac computed tomography...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803369/volume-balance-and-intradialytic-ultrafiltration-rate-in-the-hemodialysis-patient
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REVIEW
Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volume management in hemodialysis patients is often challenging. Assessing volume status and deciding how much fluid to remove during hemodialysis, the so-called ultrafiltration rate (UFR), has remained a conundrum. RECENT FINDINGS: To date there is no objective assessment tool to determine the needed UFR during each hemodialysis session. Higher volume overload or higher UFR is associated with poor outcomes including worse mortality and unfavorable clinical outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801322/portal-vein-aneurysm-in-thalassaemia
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Simi Das, Mousam Dey, Vinay Kumar, Hira Lal
Arterial aneurysms are more common than visceral venous aneurysms. Portal vein aneurysms being the most common type of visceral venous aneurysms. Here, we present an 18-year-old young woman with thalassaemia major, who presented with headache, palpitation, shortness of breath and a recent increase in blood transfusion rate. On clinical examination, she had hepatosplenomegaly. Ultrasonography revealed hepatosplenomegaly with fusiform dilatation of extrahepatic portal vein, which was confirmed to be portal vein aneurysm on contrast enhanced CT...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799639/paraganglioma-of-the-renal-pelvis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Cheng Yi, Lin Han, Rui Yang, Junfeng Yu
PURPOSE: Paraganglioma, a kind of pheochromocytoma originating from embryonic neural crest, is a rare neuroendocrine neoplasm commonly located at extra-adrenal areas such as head, neck, and abdomen. There are a few reports on renal paragangliomas; fewer than 5 reported cases are renal pelvic paragangliomas, including our case. METHODS: Our patient, who had not experienced headache, hypertension, or palpitation, was founded to have a fixed mass in the left renal pelvis incidentally...
August 7, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793302/safety-of-adrenaline-use-in-anaphylaxis-a-multicentre-register
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Victòria Cardona, Laia Ferré-Ybarz, Mar Guilarte, Nuria Moreno-Pérez, Catalina Gómez-Galán, Eva Alcoceba-Borràs, Maria Belén Delavalle, Teresa Garriga-Baraut
BACKGROUND: The use of intramuscular adrenaline to treat anaphylaxis is suboptimal, despite being the first-line treatment recommended by national and international anaphylaxis guidelines. Fear of potentially severe side effects may be one of the underlying factors. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and severity of adverse side effects after the use of adrenaline in anaphylaxis, as well as potential risk factors. METHODS: Observational study based on a multicenter online registry of cases of adrenaline administration for suspected anaphylaxis...
August 9, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781871/anterior-mitral-leaflet-perforation-a-rare-complication-of-radiofrequency-ablation-for-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia
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Jiancheng Han, Jin Xu, Yihua He
A 9-year-old girl with a ten-day history of palpitations was referred for the assessment of mitral regurgitation. She had had RF ablation for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia 5 years previously. Echocardiography showed isolated anterior mitral leaflet perforation. Surgical findings confirmed the echocardiographic assessment.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770871/yield-of-48-hour-holter-monitoring-in-children-with-unexplained-palpitations-and-significance-of-associated-symptoms
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Rabbia Aman, Ahmad Usaid Qureshi, Masood Sadiq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the yield of 48-hour Holter monitoring in children with unexplained palpitations and the significance of associated symptoms. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan, from January 1 to December 31, 2015. All children above 5 years of age with history of intermittent palpitations and normal basic cardiovascular workup were enrolled. A 48-hour Holter study was performed using Motara Holter Monitoring System...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769859/adverse-effects-of-antidepressants-for-chronic-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carina Riediger, Tibor Schuster, Kristian Barlinn, Sarah Maier, Jürgen Weitz, Timo Siepmann
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are widely used in the treatment of chronic pain. Applied doses are lower than those needed to unfold an antidepressive effect. While efficacy of antidepressants for chronic pain has been reported in large randomized-controlled trials (RCT), there is inconsistent data on adverse effects and tolerability. We aimed at synthesizing data from RCT to explore adverse effect profiles and tolerability of antidepressants for treatment of chronic pain. METHODS: Systematic literature research and meta-analyses were performed regarding side effects and safety of different antidepressants in the treatment of chronic pain according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768544/preoperative-endoscopic-titanium-clip-placement-facilitates-intraoperative-localization-of-early-stage-esophageal-cancer-or-severe-dysplasia
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Lei Tan, Juan Feng, Qin Zhao, Ping Chen, Guotao Yang
BACKGROUND: Accurate intraoperative localization of esophageal lesions is essential for successful surgical resection. We tested whether preoperative endoscopic placement of titanium clips could facilitate intraoperative localization of early-stage esophageal cancer or severe dysplasia. METHODS: A prospective randomized clinical trial was performed between May 2012 and July 2014. All enrolled patients received preoperative endoscopy and esophageal endoscopic ultrasound, as well as pathological study on the biopsy specimen, to confirm early stage esophageal cancer or severe dysplasia...
August 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767580/metastatic-cardiac-tumor-presenting-as-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-previously-healthy-woman-a-case-report
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Chi-Wen Cheng, Ning-I Yang, Koon-Kwan Ng, Wen-Jin Cherng
RATIONALE: Metastatic cardiac tumor (MCT) is rare in clinical practice. MCT presenting initially as atrial fibrillation (AF) is even rarer. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 47-year-old woman with no previous medical history presented with intermittent palpitation for 3 days. DIAGNOSES: The electrocardiography showed AF with rapid ventricular rate. The transthoracic echocardiography showed a 4 × 4 cm mass occupying the left atrium (LA)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761695/misinterpretation-of-the-borg-s-rating-of-perceived-exertion-scale-by-patients-with-panic-disorder-during-ergospirometry-challenge
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Ricardo William Muotri, Marcio Antonini Bernik, Francisco Lotufo Neto
INTRODUCTION: The most widely used instrument to measure perceived exertion or exercise intensity is the Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale. Panic attacks are aversive experiences that may be triggered by bodily sensations such as palpitations, breathlessness or dizziness due to increasing autonomic distress, prior sensitisation to panic and fear conditioning. The consequence is catastrophic interpretation of bodily sensations of arousal in general, which can lead to misinterpretation of exertion or exercise intensity...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761607/-severe-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-a-patient-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-automated-implantable-defibrillator-aid
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Stéphane Méo Ikama, Jospin Makani, Bertrand Ellenga-Mbolla, Louis Igor Ondze-Kafata, Thierry Raoul Gombet, Gisèle Kimbally-Kaky
Severe ventricular arrhythmias are frequent during heart failure; they are a life-threatening condition due to the increased risk of sudden death. Efficient management remains limited in sub-Saharan Africa because of the limited or unavailable medical resources as automated implantable defibrillator (AID). We report the case of a 56-year old patient with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy with very low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)who underwent AID implantation for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias in 2012...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760150/bilateral-pheochromocytoma-with-ganglioneuroma-component-associated-with-multiple-neuroendocrine-neoplasia-type-2a-a-case-report
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Boubacar Efared, Gabrielle Atsame-Ebang, Soufiane Tahirou, Khalid Mazaz, Nawal Hammas, Hinde El Fatemi, Laila Chbani
BACKGROUND: Composite pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas are very rare tumors composed of ordinary pheochromocytoma paragangliomas associated with neurogenic tumors. Several hereditary susceptibility disorders are known to be associated with pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (2A or B). To the best of our knowledge, only four cases of composite pheochromocytoma/paragangliomas associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old Arabic woman presented with headache, palpitations, paroxysmal hypertension, and weight loss, which she had had for the last 3 years...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759096/pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiomyopathy-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome
#16
Viliane Vilcant
Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-secreting tumor with a prevalence of 0.1% to 0.6% in hypertensive patients. The classic triad of symptoms is headache, palpitations, and diaphoresis, but clinical presentation varies greatly. Pheochromocytoma can also mimic acute coronary syndrome and heart failure. With surgical resection, appropriate preoperative medical therapy, and 10% malignancy rate, prognosis is usually good. In the present case, a patient presented to the emergency department with symptoms suggesting a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and was transferred to a tertiary medical center for a cardiac catheterization...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756698/patient-outcomes-after-transcatheter-and-surgical-pulmonary-valve-replacement-for-pulmonary-regurgitation-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-quasi-meta-analysis
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Marion E McRae, Bernice Coleman, Teresa W Atz, Teresa J Kelechi
BACKGROUND: Individuals with repaired tetralogy of Fallot develop pulmonary regurgitation that may cause symptoms (dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, fatigue, presyncope, and syncope), impair functional capacity, and may affect health-related quality of life. Surgical pulmonary valve replacement is the gold standard of treatment although transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement is becoming more common. Patients want to know whether less invasive options are as good. AIMS: This analysis aimed to examine the differences in surgical versus transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement effects in terms of physiological/biological variables, symptoms, functional status and health-related quality of life...
August 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751495/investigating-palpitations-the-role-of-holter-monitoring-and-loop-recorders
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Charbel Abi Khalil, Fadi Haddad, Jassim Al Suwaidi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742886/metanephrines-for-evaluating-palpitations-and-flushing
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Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Karel Pacak, Constantine A Stratakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740068/a-case-report-of-cystic-pheochromocytoma
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Shoaib Z Junejo, Sandeep Tuli, David M Heimann, Issac Sachmechi, David Reich
BACKGROUND Pheochromocytoma is a rare catecholamine-producing tumor with an estimated incidence of less than 0.1% in the global population. We present a case of cystic pheochromocytoma that was diagnosed as an incidental finding. The patient presented with abdominal pain and had a history of hypertension. CASE REPORT A 64-year-old man with hypertension presented with a clinical history of intermittent abdominal pain for one year. He denied sweating, palpitations, headache or back pain. He was found to have an elevated blood pressure of 170/90 and no palpable abdominal mass...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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