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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937580/diagnosis-of-systemic-inflammatory-diseases-among-patients-admitted-for-acute-pericarditis-with-pericardial-effusion
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Maureen Assayag, Rachid Abbas, Noémie Chanson, Anne Perozziello, Gregory Ducrocq, Jean-François Alexandra, Antoine Dossier, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre
AIMS: Acute pericarditis may be the heralding manifestation of various systemic inflammatory diseases (SIDs). The aim of this study was to identify clinical indicators for SIDs in patients admitted for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in a Department of Internal Medicine over a 10-year period for acute pericarditis with pericardial effusion were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with cancer and tuberculosis were excluded...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932581/catch-me-if-you-can-how-to-make-the-best-use-of-pleural-effusion
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Lianjun Lin, Qian Han, Zhonghui Liu, Huiying Xu, Yanping Wu, Jixin Zhang, Xinmin Liu
Etiology diagnosis of pleural effusion is a commonly encountered yet challenging problem. How to make the best use of pleural effusion evokes thinking. Myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE) is a rare condition and has been reported sporadically. We report an extremely rare case of multiple myeloma (MM) [IgD-lambda (λ) type, stage III B] with MPE as initial presentation and complicated with massive pericardial effusions during the progression of the disease. Cytological identification of malignant plasma cells in pleural effusion is the most direct method to diagnose MPE...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924519/acute-pericarditis-descriptive-study-and-etiology-determination-in-a-predominantly-african-american-population
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Ahmad Awan, Fasil Tiruneh, Priscilla Wessly, Akbar Khan, Hasan Iftikhar, Sydney Barned, Daniel Larbi
INTRODUCTION ---Acute pericarditis is the most commonly encountered manifestation of pericardial disease (incidence: 0.2 percent to 0.5 percent in hospitalized patients). However, data regarding manifestations, workup, and the management of acute pericarditis in the African American population is lacking. This study aims to collect and analyze more clinical data related to acute pericarditis in this understudied population. METHODOLOGY We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients managed for acute pericarditis at a university hospital serving a predominantly African American population...
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917680/effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-after-pericardiocentesis-incidence-associated-findings-and-natural-history
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Kye Hun Kim, William R Miranda, Larry J Sinak, Faisal F Syed, Rowlens M Melduni, Raul E Espinosa, Garvan C Kane, Jae K Oh
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the incidence, associated findings, and natural history of effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) after pericardiocentesis. BACKGROUND: ECP is characterized by the coexistence of tense pericardial effusion and constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium. Echocardiography is currently the main diagnostic tool in the assessment of pericardial disease, but limited data have been published on the incidence and prognosis of ECP diagnosed by echo-Doppler...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914744/cardiac-computed-tomography-before-and-after-cardiac-surgery
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Fernanda Erthal, Joao R Inacio, Samir Hazra, Vincent Chan, Benjamin J W Chow
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive imaging technique that has been rapidly adopted into clinical practice. Over the past decade, technological advances have improved CCTA accuracy, and there is an increasing amount of data supporting its prognostic value in the assessment of coronary artery disease. Recently, "appropriate use criteria" has been used as a tool to minimize inappropriate testing and reduce patient exposure to unnecessary risk and inconclusive studies. This review will summarize the appropriate uses of CCTA in patients before and after cardiac surgery...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
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Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906536/endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-sudan-clinical-and-echocardiographic-features
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Siddiq Ibrahim Khalil, Suha Khalil, Salma El Tigani, Hanan A Saad
OBJECTIVE: Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a rare disease and is often an underdiagnosed and forgotten cardiomyopathy. The objective of this study was to document the current frequency of EMF in Sudan by defining and selecting cases from patients attending the echocardiography laboratory. Additionally we aimed to create an EMF registry for Sudan. METHODS: The study started in January 2007 and is on-going. All the patients attending our echocardiography clinics in four different hospitals in Khartoum, Sudan, were included...
July 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904897/peyronie-s-graft-surgery-tips-and-tricks-from-the-masters-in-andrologic-surgery
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Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, Peter Tsambarlis, Hubert Kübler, Laurence A Levine
BACKGROUND: Grafting techniques in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease (PD) are challenging, especially in inexperienced hands. In order to improve surgical outcomes the urologist should follow a standard surgical approach, preferably of an established and reliable grafting technique. The aim of this study is to provide tips and tricks for graft surgery for PD. METHODS: This report offers a step-by-step tutorial for grafting techniques in PD, especially for the Sealing technique and the partial plaque excision and grafting (PEG) procedure...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904726/radiographic-determination-of-cardiomegaly-using-cardiothoracic-ratio-and-transverse-cardiac-diameter-can-one-size-fit-all-part-one
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Edmund Kwadwo Kwakye Brakohiapa, Benard Ohene Botwe, Benjamin Dabo Sarkodie, Eric Kwesi Ofori, Jerry Coleman
INTRODUCTION: The cardio-thoracic ratio (CTR) and the transverse cardiac diameter (TCD) on Plain chest radiography are the two parameters commonly used to diagnose cardiomegaly and heart disease. A CTR of greater than 50% on a PA film is abnormal and normally indicates cardiac or pericardial disease condition, whiles an increase of TCD from 1.5 to 2cm on two consecutive radiographs, taken at short interval, suggests possible cardiac pathology. The aim was to determine the suitability of using the same TCD and CTR to detect cardiomegaly for all age groups and genders respectively...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903327/pericardial-effusion-is-correlated-with-clinical-outcome-after-pulmonary-artery-denervation-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shao-Liang Chen, Hang Zhang, Du-Jiang Xie, Juan Zhang, Ling Zhou, Meng-Xuan Chen, Gregg W Stone
OBJECTIVES: Pericardial effusion (PE) is correlated with outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was used for treatment of PAH. The present study aimed to analyze the prognostic value of PE for outcomes after PADN in patients with WHO Group I, Group II and Group IV PAH. RESULTS: PE, frequently seen in patients with connective tissue disease, was featured by fast heart rate, decreased exercise capacity, more syncope, worsening pulmonary arterial hemodynamic and right atrium size...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888969/mtor-related-neuropathology-in-mutant-tsc2-zebrafish-phenotypic-transcriptomic-and-pharmacological-analysis
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Chloë Scheldeman, James D Mills, Aleksandra Siekierska, Ines Serra, Daniëlle Copmans, Anand M Iyer, Benjamin J Whalley, Jan Maes, Anna C Jansen, Lieven Lagae, Eleonora Aronica, Peter A M de Witte
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare, genetic disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in either TSC1 or TSC2. Patients with TSC are neurologically characterized by the presence of abnormal brain structure, intractable epilepsy and TSC-associated neuropsychiatric disorders. Given the lack of effective long-term treatments for TSC, there is a need to gain greater insight into TSC-related pathophysiology and to identify and develop new treatments. In this work we show that homozygous tsc2(-/-) mutant zebrafish larvae, but not tsc2(+/-) and WT larvae, display enlarged brains, reduced locomotor behavior and epileptiform discharges at 7dpf...
September 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884980/perioperative-stroke-in-hospital-mortality-and-postoperative-morbidity-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-nationwide-study
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Parthasarathy D Thirumala, Felix D Nguyen, Amol Mehta, John Schindler, Suresh Mulukutla, Vinodh Jeevanantham, Lawrence Wechsler, Thomas Gleason
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Perioperative stroke is a significant complication of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study aimed to quantify perioperative stroke as an independent risk factor for in-hospital mortality and postoperative morbidity in patients receiving TAVI. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the National Inpatient Sample. Patients undergoing TAVI during 2012 and 2013 were identified using diagnostic codes of International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882124/phenotypic-expressions-of-hereditary-transthyretin-ala97ser-related-amyloidosis-attr-in-taiwanese
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Hui-Ching Hsu, Ming-Feng Liao, Jung-Lung Hsu, Ai-Lun Lo, Hung-Chou Kuo, Rong-Kuo Lyu, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Chih-Wei Wang, Long-Sun Ro
BACKGROUND: The disease course and early signs specific to ATTR Ala97Ser, the most common endemic mutation in Taiwan, have not been well described. Since new medications can slow down the rate of disease progression, the early diagnosis of this heterogeneous and fatal disease becomes critical. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the characteristics of genetically confirmed ATTR Ala97Ser patients at a tertiary referral medical center. RESULTS: Eight patients from 7 different families were enrolled (61...
September 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877738/sclerosing-thymoma-like-thymic-amyloidoma-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yuto Kato, Miyuki Okuda, Koji Fukuda, Nobuya Tanaka, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Yoshinori Saika, Yoshisumi Haruna, Shouji Kitaguchi, Ryuji Nohara
BACKGROUND: Primary localized amyloidosis presenting as an isolated mediastinal mass is extremely rare, especially in the thymus. Sclerosing thymoma is also an extremely rare anterior mediastinal tumor, pathologically characterized by extensive sclerotic lesions with hyalinization and calcification. Only 14 cases of sclerosing thymoma and five cases of thymic amyloidosis have been reported to date. CASE PRESENTATION: A 78-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having sclerosing thymoma (Masaoka stage IVa pericardial dissemination)-like thymic amyloidoma...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873222/uremic-pericarditis-pericardial-effusion-and-constrictive-pericarditis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-insights-and-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Karim Abdur Rehman, Jorge Betancor, Bo Xu, Arnav Kumar, Carlos Godoy Rivas, Kimi Sato, Leslie P Wong, Craig R Asher, Allan L Klein
A rising prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has led to a rise in ESRD-related pericardial syndromes, calling for a better understanding of its pathophysiology, diagnoses, and management. Uremic pericarditis, the most common manifestation of uremic pericardial disease, is a contemporary problem that calls for intensive hemodialysis, anti-inflammatories, and often, drainage of large inflammatory pericardial effusions. Likewise, asymptomatic pericardial effusions can become large and impact the hemodynamics of patients on chronic hemodialysis...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868101/chest-pain-due-to-pericardial-effusion-as-initial-presenting-feature-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Malahat Movahedian, Wais Afzal, Tannaz Shoja, Kelly Cervellione, Jebun Nahar, Katerina Teller
Pericardial effusions are not uncommon in rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, they are rarely the presenting symptom of the disease. We describe a 55-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with complaints of chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. Initial workup revealed a medium-sized pericardial effusion. The wide spectrum of etiologies, including infectious and non-infectious disease, was explored. Eventually, after ruling out an array of disease states, rheumatologic workup was positive for RA...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868016/relapsed-multiple-myeloma-presenting-as-intracranial-plasmacytoma-and-malignant-pericardial-effusion-following-recent-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Jonathan Pan, Jason Chen, Joanne Filicko, Dolores Grosso, Michelle Nagurney, Onder Alpdogan, Neal Flomenberg
Although rare, both central nervous system and pericardial involvement of myeloma have been well described in the literature. Their simultaneous occurrence in relapsed disease, however, has not been previously reported. This case describes a 54-year-old female who was treated for high-risk multiple myeloma with multiregimen chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Four months after transplant, she was found to have relapsed disease manifesting as an extraosseous, intracranial plasmacytoma and simultaneous malignant pericardial effusion...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854896/acute-rhabdomyolysis-and-delayed-pericardial-effusion-in-an-italian-patient-with-ebola-virus-disease-a-case-report
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Emanuele Nicastri, Antonio Brucato, Nicola Petrosillo, Gianluigi Biava, Timothy M Uyeki, Giuseppe Ippolito
BACKGROUND: During the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic, some EVD patients, mostly health care workers, were evacuated to Europe and the USA. CASE PRESENTATION: In May 2015, a 37-year old male nurse contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. After Ebola virus detection in plasma, he was medically-evacuated to Italy. At admission, rhabdomyolysis was clinically and laboratory-diagnosed and was treated with aggressive hydration, oral favipiravir and intravenous investigational monoclonal antibodies against Ebola virus...
August 30, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853530/-novelties-in-pericardial-diseases-a-focused-review-of-the-latest-european-guidelines
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Alexander Fardman, Yehuda Adler
More than a decade has elapsed since the first international guidelines on the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases were issued by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in 2004. Since then, significant advances have been made in this field due to several randomized double blinded controlled trials and also retrospective, as well as prospective, cohort studies that were conducted during this time frame. However, despite the amount of knowledge that has been accumulated, only Spanish and Brazilian national societies of cardiology have so far published national guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases...
August 2017: Harefuah
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