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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101623/-102-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis-clinical-presentation-diagnostics-therapy-and-prognosis
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S Streuber, F Noack, D Stoevesandt, A Schlitt
INTRODUCTION: Myocarditis is a disease which is difficult to diagnose and which includes a risk of the development of dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death. METHODS AND PATIENTS: In this study 102 patients were included from the time period 2003-2013 after diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of myocarditis in the department of internal medicine at the University Hospital Halle (Saale). RESULTS: Of the study participants 77.5% were male and the average age was 35...
January 18, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099609/premature-ventricular-contractions-associated-with-isotretinoin-use
#2
Sevil Alan, Betül Ünal, Aytül Yildirim
Isotretinoin has been considered a unique drug for acne treatment. However, it is associated with numerous adverse effects. Isotretinoin can trigger premature ventricular contractions. This report describes a 33-year-old-woman who presented with palpitations for 1 week while undergoing 1-month isotretinoin treatment for mild-moderate facial acne. An electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring showed premature ventricular contractions during isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Roche) treatment. Isotretinoin-related premature ventricular contractions were strongly suggested in this case due to the existence of documented premature ventricular contractions on electrocardiograms and the disappearance of these premature ventricular contractions two weeks after termination of the treatment To the authors' knowledge, there has been 1 reported case of premature ventricular contractions linked to isotretinoin use; this report describes a second such case...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095774/multiple-focal-and-macroreentrant-left-atrial-tachycardias-originating-from-a-spontaneous-scar-at-the-contiguous-aorta-left-atrium-area-in-a-patient-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Kyoichiro Yazaki, Yoichi Ajiro, Fumiaki Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Kei Tsukamoto, Takashi Saito, Keiko Mizobuchi, Kazunori Iwade
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous scar-related left atrial tachycardia (AT) is a rare arrhythmia. We describe a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who developed multiple, both focal and macroreentrant left ATs associated with a spontaneous scar located at the aorta-left atrium (LA) contiguous area. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man with HCM complained of palpitations. Twelve-lead electrocardiogram showed narrow QRS tachycardia with 2:1 atrioventricular conduction...
January 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086847/cardiac-sarcoidosis-resembling-panic-disorder-a-case-report
#4
Keita Tokumitsu, Jun Demachi, Yukichi Yamanoi, Shigeto Oyama, Junko Takeuchi, Koji Yachimori, Norio Yasui-Furukori
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology, in which granulomas develop in various organs, including the skin, lungs, eyes, or heart. It has been reported that patients with sarcoidosis are more likely to develop panic disorder than members of the general population. However, there are many unknown factors concerning the causal relationship between these conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who appeared to have panic disorder, as she experienced repeated panic attacks induced by transient complete atrioventricular block, associated with cardiac sarcoidosis...
January 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076656/combined-inhaled-beta-agonist-and-anticholinergic-agents-for-emergency-management-in-adults-with-asthma
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REVIEW
Scott W Kirkland, Christine Vandenberghe, Britt Voaklander, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Inhaled short-acting anticholinergics (SAAC) and short-acting beta₂-agonists (SABA) are effective therapies for adult patients with acute asthma who present to the emergency department (ED). It is unclear, however, whether the combination of SAAC and SABA treatment is more effective in reducing hospitalisations compared to treatment with SABA alone. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an up-to-date systematic search and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of combined inhaled therapy (SAAC + SABA agents) vs...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074556/qt-interval-shortening-with-isavuconazole-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-on-cardiac-repolarization
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J Keirns, A Desai, D Kowalski, C Lademacher, S Mujais, B Parker, M J Schneidkraut, R Townsend, T Wojtkowski, T Yamazaki, M Yen, P R Kowey
Effects of isavuconazole (active moiety of isavuconazonium sulfate) on cardiac ion channels in vitro and cardiac repolarization clinically were assessed in a Phase 1, randomized, double-blind study in healthy individuals who received isavuconazole (after 2-day loading dose), at therapeutic or supratherapeutic doses daily for 11 days, moxifloxacin (400 mg QD), or placebo. A post-hoc analysis of the Phase 3 SECURE trial assessed effects on cardiac safety. L-type Ca(2+) channels were most sensitive to inhibition by isavuconazole...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072475/safety-of-sulfur-hexafluoride-microbubbles-in-sonography-of-abdominal-and-superficial-organs-retrospective-analysis-of-30-222-cases
#7
Chunlin Tang, Kejing Fang, Yanli Guo, Rui Li, Xiaozhou Fan, Ping Chen, Zhaohui Chen, Qiangwei Liu, Ye Zou
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of the sulfur hexafluoride microbubble contrast agent SonoVue (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) and to implement precautions with the intent of further improving the safety of this contrast agent. METHODS: A total of 30,222 patients undergoing contrast-enhanced sonography of abdominal and superficial organs in our hospital from January 2005 to December 2014 were retrospectively investigated. SonoVue was used as the ultrasound contrast agent...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070258/a-scientific-correlation-between-dystemprament-in-unani-medicine-and-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sepideh Miraj, Sara Kiani
BACKGROUND: Temperament or mezaj refers to four different humors differentiating in individuals and, as a result, proposes specific therapy for their diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to overview the scientific correlation between temperaments in Unani medicine and diseases. METHODS: This study was carried out from March 2015 to February 2016. A computerized search of published articles was performed using PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science, and Medline databases as well as local and regional resources between 1983 and 2014...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062531/epsilon-wave-on-an-electronic-loop-in-a-case-of-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-with-myocarditis-an-updated-definition-of-the-epsilon-wave
#9
Guy Hugues Fontaine, Guillaume Duthoit, Guoliang Li, L Andreoletti, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Robert Frank
A young man presented with a history of myocarditis with palpitations and dizziness. He had implantation of a loop recorder that showed repetitive short episodes of VT. In addition, there were fragmented potentials immediately following the large and sharp electrograms (EGMs) before as well as after episodes of VT suggesting an Epsilon wave. This signal can be observed in multiple cardiac conditions including coronary artery disease. It was originally recorded on the epicardium as well as on the endocardium...
January 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057005/intragenerational-social-mobility-and-functional-somatic-symptoms-in-a-northern-swedish-context-analyses-of-diagonal-reference-models
#10
Frida Jonsson, Miguel San Sebastian, Anne Hammarström, Per E Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Research indicate that social class mobility could be potentially important for health, but whether this is due to the movement itself or a result of people having been integrated in different class contexts is, to date, difficult to infer. In addition, although several theories suggest that transitions between classes in the social hierarchy can be stressful experiences, few studies have empirically examined whether such movements may have health effects, over and above the implications of "being" in these classes...
January 3, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050429/redo-mitral-valve-replacement-for-prosthetic-valve-thrombosis-single-center-experience
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Jignesh Kothari, Kartik Patel, Bhavin Brahmbhatt, Kinnaresh Baria, Malkesh Talsaria, Sanjay Patel, Sandeep Tailor
INTRODUCTION: Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis (PVT) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after valve replacement. Although surgical treatment is usually preferred as life-saving in cases of obstructive PVT, optimal treatment is yet to be decided. AIM: To evaluate risk factors and outcome of the patients undergoing redo mitral valve surgery for acute PVT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and February 2015, 65 patients underwent redo surgery for obstructive PVT of mitral valve in Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009999/heart-palpitations-as-an%C3%A2-early-presentation-of-a%C3%A2-heart-tumor
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Agnieszka Bartczak-Rutkowska, Olga Trojnarska, Karolina Plaskota, Hanna Wachowiak-Baszyńska, Małgorzata Pyda, Stefan Grajek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007405/ephedrine-treatment-for-autoimmune-myasthenia-gravis
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Alexander F Lipka, Charlotte Vrinten, Erik W van Zwet, Kirsten J M Schimmel, Martina C Cornel, Marja R Kuijpers, Yechiel A Hekster, Stephanie S Weinreich, Jan J G M Verschuuren
We studied the effect and safety of ephedrine as add-on treatment for patients with myasthenia gravis with acetylcholine receptor antibodies (AChR MG), who do not sufficiently respond to standard treatment. Four patients with AChR MG were included in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, and randomised, multiple crossover series of n-of-1 trials. Each n-of-1 trial consisted of 3 cycles, in which two 5-day intervention periods were followed by 2 days washout. In each cycle, ephedrine 50 mg daily in 2 doses was compared with placebo in the alternate treatment period...
November 18, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005510/case-237-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-osseous-metaplasia
#14
Billy Ming Hei Lai, Solomon Yig Joon Ka, Wai Kuen Kan, Man Wah Lam, Tang Fei Lee, Yun Hoi Lui, Jennifer Lai San Khoo
History A 47-year-old man presented with palpitations and decreased exercise tolerance. A peripheral blood smear revealed anemia, thrombocytopenia, and blast cells, and a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia was made. Immunohistochemistry revealed positivity for cluster of differentiation (or CD) markers, which have been reported to be associated with an increased risk of extramedullary leukemic involvement. Thus, contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis was requested to enable exclusion of any extramedullary extension of leukemia...
January 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002530/visceral-and-tissular-reactivity-in-acute-heart-failure-due-to-supraventricular-tachyarrhythmia-in-a-young-patient
#15
Maria Cristina Beznă, Doina Cârstea, Marinela Beznă, Octavian Istrătoaie, Ionela Cristina Deliu, Petru Răzvan Melinte
Observation of major pathological alterations in a young person involves etiological and clinical justifications, in order to properly assess, treat and control these conditions. The aim of this paper is to present severe, acute pathological lesions, installed in a young person, secondary to hypodiastolic heart failure, due to persistent supraventricular tachyarrhythmia, triggered by a post-traumatic external stimulus, with complete remission post-electrical conversion. Pathological and clinical modification are revealed, in a young person, shortly after a minor thoracic trauma, in the absence of traumatic injury but with high-frequency palpitations onset and progressive installation of vascular, visceral and interstitial stasis modifications, as well as of vascular and tissular hypoperfusion with reactive vasoconstriction...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999715/secretory-paraspinal-paraganglioma-of-thoracolumar-spine-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Saad Akhtar, Sidra Sattar, Ehsan Bari, Naila Kayani, Sarosh Moeen
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine secreting tumors of the adrenal medulla chromaffin cells, however, when present extra-adrenally they are called paragangliomas. Paragangliomas rarely produce catecholamine in excess, which is evident by clinical symptoms, urine, and blood biochemistry. Total resection of these tumors can lead to complete clinical and biochemical resolution. This case report presents the clinical features, radiological findings, and neurological outcome in a middle-aged female with a secretory paraganglioma...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997286/kounis-syndrome-following-canned-tuna-fish-ingestion
#17
Luisa De Gennaro, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Nicola Locuratolo, Massimo Ruggiero, Manuela Resta, Giuseppe Diaferia, Michele Rana, Pasquale Caldarola
Kounis syndrome (KS) is a complex of cardiovascular symptoms and signs following either allergy or hypersensitivity and anaphylactic or anaphylactoid insults. We report the case of 57-year-old man, with hypertension and history of allergy, referred for facial rash and palpitations appeared after consumption of canned tuna fish. Suddenly, the patient collapsed: electrocardiogram showed ST-elevation in inferior leads. The patient was transferred from the spoke emergency room for coronary angio, which did not show any sign of coronary atherosclerosis...
December 20, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995272/-mastocytosis-clinical-aspects-diagnostics-therapy
#18
U Lippert
Mastocytosis is a rare, almost exclusively sporadically occurring disease involving an increase in clonal tissue mast cells. The disease spectrum is heterogenous, ranging from isolated skin lesions with a normal life expectancy to rare, aggressive forms with very poor prognosis. Children are often affected. But whereas these almost invariantly display solely a cutaneous mastocytosis with polymorphous skin lesions, in adults the lesions are small and maculopapular and in over 80% of cases accompanied by involvement of bone marrow and the D816V activating mutation of the gene for the c‑Kit receptor...
December 19, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984052/beta-adrenergic-receptor-blockers-in-hypertension-alive-and-well
#19
William H Frishman
βeta-Adrenergic receptor blockers (β-blockers) are an appropriate treatment for patients having systemic hypertension (HTN) who have concomitant ischemic heart disease (IHD), heart failure, obstructive cardiomyopathy, aortic dissection or certain cardiac arrhythmias. β-blockers can be used in combination with other antiHTN drugs to achieve maximal blood pressure control. Labetalol can be used in HTN emergencies and urgencies. β-blockers may be useful in HTN patients having a hyperkinetic circulation (palpitations, tachycardia, HTN, and anxiety), migraine headache, and essential tremor...
October 27, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974124/-clinical-efficacy-of-different-doses-of-gamma-globulin-combined-with-glucocorticoid-in-treatment-of-moderate-severe-acute-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-children-a-comparative-analysis
#20
Xiao-Yun Ma, Zhao Li, Xue-Jun Wang, Jian-Jun Ye, Yong-Ping Ma, Ying Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of intravenous injection of low-dose versus high-dose gamma globulin combined with glucocorticoid pulse therapy in the treatment of children with moderate/severe acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). METHODS: A total of 100 children with moderate/severe acute GBS were randomly assigned to low-dose group (n=48) and high-dose group (n=52). The children in the low-dose and high-dose groups were treated with 0...
December 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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