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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
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José Marçalo, Luiz Menezes Falcão
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after episodes of syncope preceded by malaise and diffuse neck and chest discomfort. No family history of cardiac disease was reported. Laboratory workup was within normal limits, including D-dimers, serum troponin I and arterial blood gases. The electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V3. Computed tomography angiography to investigate pulmonary embolism showed no abnormal findings. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) displayed massive enlargement of the right ventricle with intact interatrial septum and no pulmonary hypertension...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208140/first-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-at-the-time-of-stroke
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Leila H Borowsky, Susan Regan, Yuchiao Chang, Alison Ayres, Steven M Greenberg, Daniel E Singer
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Individuals with undiagnosed AF lack the stroke protection afforded by oral anticoagulants. We obtained a contemporary estimate of the percentage of AF patients newly diagnosed at the time of stroke. METHODS: We identified patients admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013 with acute ischemic stroke and either previously or newly diagnosed AF using hospital stroke registry data and stroke and AF ICD-9 code searches of hospital databases...
February 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205229/linking-myofilaments-to-sudden-cardiac-death-recent-advances
#4
Sabine Huke
The major goal of this focused review is to highlight some of the open questions and recent advances about how a mutation in a myofilament protein leads to an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). The link between myofilaments and SCD is known for over 25 years, but identifying mutation carriers at risk for SCD is still a challenge and currently the only effective prevention is implantation of a defibrillator (ICD). In addition to recognized risk factors, other contributing factors need to be considered and assessed, e...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205196/dual-chamber-icd-implantation-via-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-use-of-an-innominate-vein-for-the-placement-of-a-right-ventricular-cardioverter-defibrillator-lead-implantation
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Andrzej Ząbek, Krzysztof Boczar, Maciej Dębski, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Małecka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199426/-translating-hysteria-ptsd-dissociative-subtype
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Elena Levy Yeyati
To address the symptoms of depersonalization and derealization a specific dissociative subtype of posttraumatic stress disorder has been included in DSM-5. Depersonalization and derealization have been defined as acute and chronic symptoms of dissociative disorders since DSM-III. Dissociative disorders with chronic features are often diagnosed in North America, Canada and other European countries, but this is not the case in Argentina. Dissociative disorders have clinical and historical features that are strongly connected with hysteria...
March 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192635/risk-factors-for-hospitalization-of-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Ming Yang, Perrin C White
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) owing to 21-hydroxylase deficiency are prone to potentially life-threatening adrenal crises. We tried to identify risk factors for post-diagnosis hospitalization for children with the salt wasting form of CAH. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of all children who presented to Children's Medical Center Dallas from 1999 to 2013 with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ICD-9 code 255.2). RESULTS: 522 unique patients were coded for ICD-9 code of 255...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192003/web-based-distress-management-for-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirela Habibović, Johan Denollet, Pim Cuijpers, Pepijn H van der Voort, Jean-Paul Herrman, Leon Bouwels, Suzanne D A Valk, Marco Alings, Dominic A M J Theuns, Susanne S Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: Sudden cardiac arrest caused by cardiac arrhythmias is 1 of the leading causes of death worldwide. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are considered as standard care for patients with increased risk of arrhythmias. However, 1 in 4 ICD patients experiences psychological distress post-ICD implantation. The WEB-based distress management program for ICD patients (WEBCARE) was developed to mitigate anxiety and depression and enhance health-related quality of life in ICD patients...
February 13, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185283/discrimination-between-qrs-and-t-waves-using-a-right-parasternal-lead-for-s-icd-in-a-patient-with-a-single-ventricle
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Takahiko Nishiyama, Takehiro Kimura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is a useful option for patients with a single ventricle (SV) in which transvenous leads are contraindicated because of intracardiac shunts. We report a case in which a right parasternal lead placement was indicated for an S-ICD in a resuscitated patient with an SV. There were significant changes in the magnitude of R to T waves ratio in the right compared to left parasternal lead position. Screening in the right parasternal position is effective for selecting appropriate patients with CHD for S-ICD implantations...
February 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179453/gynaecomastia-in-786-adult-men-clinical-and-biochemical-findings
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Mikkel G Mieritz, Peter Christiansen, Martin Blomberg Jensen, Ulla N Joensen, Loa Nordkap, Inge A Olesen, A Kirstine Bang, Anders Juul, Niels Joergensen
Objective - Gynaecomastia is a benign proliferation of glandular tissue of the breast, however, it is an important clinical observation because it can be the first symptom of an underlying disease. Some controversy exists concerning the clinical importance of an in-depth investigation of men who develop gynaecomastia. We hypothesize that a thorough work-up is required in adult men with gynaecomastia. Design- All adult men (n=818) referred to a secondary level andrological department at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark in a four-year period (2008-2011) under the diagnosis of gynaecomastia (ICD-10: N62) were included...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176298/what-does-the-u-s-medicare-administrative-claims-database-tell-us-about-initial-antiepileptic-drug-treatment-for-older-adults-with-new-onset-epilepsy
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Roy C Martin, Edward Faught, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Joshua Richman, Ellen Funkhouser, Kendra Piper, Lucia Juarez, Chen Dai, Maria Pisu
OBJECTIVE: Disparities in epilepsy treatment are not uncommon; therefore, we examined population-based estimates of initial antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in new-onset epilepsy among racial/ethnic minority groups of older US Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS: We conducted retrospective analyses of 2008-2010 Medicare administrative claims for a 5% random sample of beneficiaries augmented for minority representation. New-onset epilepsy cases in 2009 had ≥1 International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) 345...
February 7, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173841/building-a-model-for-disease-classification-integration-in-oncology-an-approach-based-on-the-national-cancer-institute-thesaurus
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Vianney Jouhet, Fleur Mougin, Bérénice Bréchat, Frantz Thiessard
BACKGROUND: Identifying incident cancer cases within a population remains essential for scientific research in oncology. Data produced within electronic health records can be useful for this purpose. Due to the multiplicity of providers, heterogeneous terminologies such as ICD-10 and ICD-O-3 are used for oncology diagnosis recording purpose. To enable disease identification based on these diagnoses, there is a need for integrating disease classifications in oncology. Our aim was to build a model integrating concepts involved in two disease classifications, namely ICD-10 (diagnosis) and ICD-O-3 (topography and morphology), despite their structural heterogeneity...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169434/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-non-dependent-pacemaker-patients-with-pacemakers-and-defibrillators-with-a-nearly-depleted-battery
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Hideo Okamura, Deepak Padmanabhan, Robert E Watson, Connie Dalzell, Nancy Acker, Mary Jondal, Abby L Romme, Yong-Mei Cha, Samuel J Asirvatham, Joel P Felmlee, Paul A Friedman
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has been shown to be safe when performed under closely monitored protocols. However, the safety of MRI in patients with devices with a nearly depleted battery has not been reported. METHODS: Prospective data was collected between January 2008 and May 2015 in patients with non-MRI-conditional CIEDs undergoing clinically indicated MRI under institutional protocol...
February 7, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168961/the-amyloid-precursor-protein-intracellular-domain-is-an-effector-molecule-of-metaplasticity
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Emilie Trillaud-Doppia, Jannic Boehm
BACKGROUND: Human studies and mouse models of Alzheimer's disease suggest that the amyloid precursor protein (APP) can cause changes in synaptic plasticity and is contributing to the memory deficits seen in Alzheimer's disease. While most of these studies attribute these changes to the APP cleavage product Aβ, in recent years it became apparent that the APP intracellular domain (APP-ICD) might play a role in regulating synaptic plasticity. METHODS: To separate the effects of APP-ICD on synaptic plasticity from Aβ-dependent effects, we created a chimeric APP in which the Aβ domain is exchanged for its homologous domain from the amyloid precursor-like protein 2...
December 22, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164349/applicability-of-a-novel-formula-bogossian-formula-for-evaluation-of-the-qt-interval-in-heart-failure-and-left-bundle-branch-block-due-to-right-ventricular-pacing
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Harilaos Bogossian, Eleni Pechlivanidou, Philipp Conzen, Christopher Gemein, Kay Weipert, Inga Helmig, Ritvan Chasan, Victoria Johnson, Lars Eckardt, Christian W Hamm, Melchior Seyfarth, Bernd Lemke, Markus Zarse, Jörn Schmitt, Damir Erkapic
BACKGROUND: The presence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) due to right ventricular pacing represents a particular challenge in properly measuring the QTc interval. In 2014 a new formula for evaluation of QT interval in patients with LBBB was reported. METHODS: 145 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) were included in this prospective multicenter observational study. Inclusion criteria were: no permanent right ventricular stimulation, an intrinsic QRS interval of <120ms and reduced left ventricular function...
February 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163146/the-subcutaneous-icd-as-an-alternative-to-the-conventional-icd-system-initial-experience-in-greece-and-review-of-the-literature
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Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Aristotelis Anastasakis, Ilias Sotiropoulos, Petros Arsenos, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Dimitrios Terentes, Konstantinos Trachanas, Eleftherios Paschalidis, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Ioannis Kallikazaros
The introduction of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in clinical practice has revolutionized our therapeutic approach for sudden cardiac death (SCD) both in the context of primary and secondary prevention, since it has proven to be superior to medical therapy in treating potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, resulting in reduced mortality rates. However, conventional ICDs' implantation carries a not negligible risk of periprocedural and long-term complications associated with the transvenous ICD leads...
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159357/reconstruction-of-an-8-lead-surface-ecg-from-two-subcutaneous-icd-vectors
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David G Wilson, Peter L Cronbach, D Panfilo, Saul E Greenhut, Berthold P Stegemann, John M Morgan
INTRODUCTION: Techniques exist which allow surface ECGs to be reconstructed from reduced lead sets. We aimed to reconstruct an 8-lead ECG from two independent S-ICD sensing electrodes vectors as proof of this principle. METHODS: Participants with ICDs (N=61) underwent 3minute ECGs using a TMSi Porti7 multi-channel signal recorder (TMS international, The Netherlands) with electrodes in the standard S-ICD and 12-lead positions. Participants were randomised to either a training (N=31) or validation (N=30) group...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148576/lead-or-be-led-an-update-on-leadless-cardiac-devices-for-general-physicians
#18
Benedict M Wiles, Paul R Roberts
Implantable cardiac devices have an increasingly important role. Pacemakers remain the only effective treatment for symptomatic bradycardia; cardiac resynchronisation therapy is a proven treatment for heart failure; and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are superior to medical therapy in prevention of sudden cardiac death. Our ageing population has led to a rising number of device implants. Physicians in all specialties increasingly encounter patients with cardiac devices and require an understanding of their capabilities and functions...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128910/current-practice-of-antibiotic-utilization-for-renal-colic-in-the-emergency-room
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Bryan Hinck, Benjamin Larson, Shubha De, Manoj Monga
INTRODUCTION: Urinalysis (UA) in the emergency setting for patients with nephrolithiasis produces potentially confusing results leading to treatment of presumed urinary tract infections (UTIs). Our objective was to evaluate the use of antibiotics in patients with nephrolithiasis in a large network of emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all ED visits associated with an ICD-9 diagnosis of nephrolithiasis and a CT scan between 2010 and 2013 was performed...
January 27, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125950/fall-related-healthcare-use-and-costs-in-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Clement François, Italo Biaggioni, Cyndya Shibao, Augustina Ogbonnaya, Huai-Che Shih, Eileen Farrelly, Adam Ziemann, Amy Duhig
AIMS: To compare patient characteristics, rates, and costs of medically attended falls among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and probable PD plus neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (PD + nOH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases (January 1, 2009-December 31, 2013) were used to identify PD and probable PD + nOH patients. The first medical or prescription claim suggesting these diagnoses served as the index date...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
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