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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159034/hamman-rich-syndrome
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Arshiya Mastan, Nilaani Murugesu, Adil Hasnain, Terry O'Shaughnessy, Vladimir Macavei
INTRODUCTION: Acute interstitial pneumonia is a rare but important diagnosis, associated with a high mortality rate and important to identify early. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76 year-old individual presented to hospital with a two-week history of shortness of breath, fevers and a non-productive cough. Treatment initially was for lower respiratory tract infection but returned to hospital three days later as her shortness of breath and peripheral oedema was worsening despite diuretic treatment...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157785/history-of-breast-cancer-increases-90-day-pulmonary-embolism-rates-and-reimbursements-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-national-matched-pair-analysis
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Samuel Rosas, Alejandro Marquez-Lara, Daniel N Bracey, Jennifer Kurowicki, Martin W Roche, Cynthia L Emory
BACKGROUND: Rates of total hip arthroplasty (THA) are projected to increase in the coming decades. Multiple studies have focused on identifying risk factors for adverse events after joint arthroplasty, and recent attention has been directed toward cancer. Very limited data have been published examining the effects of history of malignancy on outcomes after THA. With a concomitant increase in breast cancer diagnosis and treatments in recent years, it is expected that orthopedic surgeons will likely see more breast cancer survivors in clinic...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150390/pulmonary-embolism-rule-out-criteria-perc-rule-in-european-patients-with-low-implicit-clinical-probability-percepic-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Penaloza, Caroline Soulié, Thomas Moumneh, Quentin Delmez, Alexandre Ghuysen, Dominique El Kouri, Christian Brice, Nicolas S Marjanovic, Jacques Bouget, Fares Moustafa, Albert Trinh-Duc, Catherine Le Gall, Lionel Imsaad, Jean-Marie Chrétien, Béatrice Gable, Philippe Girard, Olivier Sanchez, Jeannot Schmidt, Grégoire Le Gal, Guy Meyer, Nicolas Delvau, Pierre-Marie Roy
BACKGROUND: The ability of the pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria (PERC) to exclude pulmonary embolism without further testing remains debated outside the USA, especially in the population with suspected pulmonary embolism who have a high prevalence of the condition. Our main objective was to prospectively assess the predictive value of negative PERC to rule out pulmonary embolism among European patients with low implicit clinical probability. METHODS: We did a multicentre, prospective, observational study in 12 emergency departments in France and Belgium...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143501/-the-place-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-the-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aileen Kharat, Béatrice Duxbury, Anne-Lise Hachull, Stéphane Noble, Hélène Bouvaist, Paola M Soccal, Frédéric Lador
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is uncommon. Its diagnosis should not be delayed as its prognosis is poor if not treated. In most cases, an acute pulmonary embolism is found in the medical history of the patient. Once suspected, a specific work-up should be performed in a pulmonary hypertension (PH) center. The ventilation/perfusion scan has a central role in this workup but the emergence of non invasive imaging technologies provides morphological and functional information which take part in the therapeutic decision making, such as operability...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141890/british-thoracic-society-clinical-statement-on-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
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Claire L Shovlin, Robin Condliffe, James W Donaldson, David G Kiely, Stephen J Wort
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are structurally abnormal vascular communications that provide a continuous right-to-left shunt between pulmonary arteries and veins. Their importance stems from the risks they pose (>1 in 4 patients will have a paradoxical embolic stroke, abscess or myocardial infarction while life-threatening haemorrhage affects 1 in 100 women in pregnancy), opportunities for risk prevention, surprisingly high prevalence and under-appreciation, thus representing a challenging condition for practising healthcare professionals...
December 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136314/syncope-prognosis-based-on-emergency-department-diagnosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Cristian Toarta, Muhammad Mukarram, Kirtana Arcot, Soo-Min Kim, Sarah Gaudet, Marco L A Sivilotti, Brian H Rowe, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: Relatively little is known about outcomes after disposition among syncope patients assigned various diagnostic categories during emergency department (ED) evaluation. We sought to measure the outcomes among these groups within 30 days of the initial ED visit. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled adult syncope patients at six EDs and excluded patients with pre-syncope, persistent mental status changes, intoxication, seizure, and major trauma. Patient characteristics, ED management, diagnostic impression (presumed vasovagal, orthostatic, cardiac, or other/unknown) at the end of the ED visit and physicians' confidence in assigning the etiology were collected...
November 14, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135777/validity-of-using-inpatient-and-outpatient-administrative-codes-to-identify-acute-venous-thromboembolism-the-cvrn-vte-study
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Margaret C Fang, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Daniel M Witt, John R Schmelzer, Steven R Steinhubl, Steven H Yale, Alan S Go
BACKGROUND: Administrative data are frequently used to identify venous thromboembolism (VTE) for research and quality reporting. However, the validity of these codes, particularly in outpatients, has not been well-established. OBJECTIVE: To determine how well International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for VTE predict chart-confirmed acute VTE in inpatient and outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected 4642 adults with an incident ICD-9 diagnosis of VTE between years 2004 and 2010 from the Cardiovascular Research Network Venous Thromboembolism cohort study...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126538/recurrent-pulmonary-aneurysms-hughes-stovin-syndrome-on-the-spectrum-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
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Sami M Bennji, Leonard du Preez, Stephanie Griffith-Richards, Derrick P Smit, Jonathan Rigby, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Elvis M Irusen, Brian W Allwood
In this report, we describe a male patient who presented with recurrent life-threatening hemoptysis due to the sequential formation of multiple pulmonary aneurysms. Both pulmonary artery coil embolization and right lower lobectomy were performed, with limited success. The patient experienced extensive bilateral femoral DVT extending into the inferior vena cava, with massive hemoptysis, fulfilling the diagnosis of Hughes-Stovin syndrome. A final diagnosis of Behçet disease was made following extensive investigation, and the patient responded well to prednisone 20 mg orally and azathioprine 100 mg orally...
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125690/cancer-and-risk-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-control-study
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S M Silvis, S Hiltunen, E Lindgren, K Jood, S M Zuurbier, S Middeldorp, J Putaala, S C Cannegieter, T Tatlisumak, J M Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Cancer is an established risk factor for leg vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Controlled studies assessing the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in patients with cancer have not been performed. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cancer is a risk factor for CVT. PATIENTS/METHODS: Case-control study. We assessed consecutive adult patients with CVT from three academic hospitals from 1987-2015, and control subjects from the Dutch MEGA study (Multiple Environmental and Genetic Assessment of risk factors for venous thrombosis)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118862/thromboprophylaxis-and-mortality-among-patients-who-developed-venous-thromboembolism-in-seven-major-hospitals-in-saudi-arabia
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Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulelah I Qadhi, Amira Shaker, Farjah H Al-Gahtani, Fawzi F Al-Jassir, Galila F Zahir, Tarig S Al-Khuwaitir, Mohammed H Addar, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Essam Y Aboelnazar
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalization is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Despite its effectiveness, evidence-based thromboprophylaxis is still underutilized in many countries including Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Our objectives were to determine how often hospital-acquired VTE patients received appropriate thromboprophylaxis, VTE-associated mortality, and the percentage of patients given anticoagulant therapy and adherence to it after discharged...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117965/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-d-dimer-in-children
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Jessica Kanis, Cassandra L Hall, Jonathan Pike, Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: We sought to measure the diagnostic accuracy of D-dimer in children with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We queried our electronic medical record for quantitative D-dimer values obtained in all children ages 5-17 over 10 years in our 10-hospital system. Patients who had a D-dimer obtained in the evaluation of PE underwent supervised chart review to extract baseline demographics (age, sex, ethnicity), medical history, laboratory data and imaging results...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117964/clinical-characteristics-of-children-evaluated-for-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-with-d-dimer-testing
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Jessica Kanis, Jonathan Pike, Cassandra L Hall, Jeffrey A Kline
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine clinical variables in children tested for suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) that predict PE+ outcome for the development of paediatric PE prediction rule. METHODS: Data were collected by query of a laboratory database for D-dimer from January 2004 to December 2014 for a large multicentre hospital system and the radiology database for pulmonary vascular imaging in children aged 5-17. Using explicit, predefined methods, trained abstractors, determined if D-dimer was sent in the evaluation of PE and then recorded predictor data which was tested for association with PE+ outcome using univariate techniques...
November 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112185/monocyte-to-large-platelet-ratio-as-a-diagnostic-tool-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-pilot-study
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Adam J Białas, Kamil Kornicki, Maciej Ciebiada, Adam Antczak, Przemysław Sitarek, Joanna Miłkowska-Dymanowska, Wojciech J Piotrowski, Paweł Górski
INTRODUTION    Higher prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been noted among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which may particularly occur during acute exacerbations (AECOPD). Due to similar clinical presentation, and the lack of highly-specific laboratory tests, there is a common overuse of computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA). The introduction of an additional, simple and inexpensive diagnostic tool to help in the diagnosis of PE in patients with AECOPD would be of special interest for everyday clinical practice...
November 7, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109947/acute-exacerbation-in-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Gabriela Leuschner, Jürgen Behr
Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) has been defined as an acute, clinically significant deterioration that develops within less than 1 month without obvious clinical cause like fluid overload, left heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Pathophysiologically, damage of the alveoli is the predominant feature of AE-IPF which manifests histopathologically as diffuse alveolar damage and radiologically as diffuse, bilateral ground-glass opacification on high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109853/mesenteric-vein-thrombosis-following-impregnation-via-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer
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Masaaki Hirata, Hiroko Yano, Tomoe Taji, Yoshiharu Shirakata
Pregnancy is an acquired hypercoagulable state. Most patients with thrombosis that develops during pregnancy present with deep vein leg thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, whereas the development of mesenteric vein thrombosis (MVT) in pregnant patients is rare. We report a case of MVT in a 34-year-old woman who had achieved pregnancy via in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). At 7 wk of gestation, the patient was referred to us due to abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting and hematochezia, and she was diagnosed with superior MVT...
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107971/sex-differences-in-the-characteristics-and-short-term-prognosis-of-patients-presenting-with-acute-symptomatic-pulmonary-embolism
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Deisy Barrios, Raquel Morillo, Ina Guerassimova, Esther Barbero, Héctor Escobar-Morreale, Alexander T Cohen, Cecilia Becattini, Victor Tapson, Roger Yusen, David Jimenez
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine sex-related differences in the characteristics and outcome in patients presenting with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2,096 patients diagnosed with acute PE. The characteristics were recorded at presentation. Treatment was at the discretion of patients' physicians. The primary study outcome, all-cause mortality, and the secondary outcomes of PE-specific mortality, recurrent venous thromboembolism, and major bleeding were assessed during the first month of follow-up after PE diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103574/update-on-perioperative-pulmonary-embolism-management-a-decision-support-tool-to-aid-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Alan M Smeltz, Lavinia M Kolarczyk, Robert S Isaak
Pulmonary embolism (PE) affects up to 1 in every 1000 people per year, one-third of whom do not survive. Moreover, perioperative presentation of PE is 5 times more likely than at other times and poses a unique set of challenges for both diagnosis and treatment. This article discusses several important aspects regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and management of perioperative PE, incorporating information from the most recent practice guidelines, emerging literature on medical therapy, and interventional therapies...
2017: Advances in Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102945/pulmonary-embolism-in-a-young-immunocompetent-adult-infected-with-cytomegalovirus-are-novel-oral-anticoagulants-an-efficient-alternative
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Ioannis Bountouris, Demetrios Moris, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, George Laoutaris, Georgia Kritikou, Viktoria-Varvara Palla, Georgios Karaolanis
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a common disease especially in young adults. Thromboembolism like deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism is increased among patients with CMV infection. Most cases represent immunocompromised patients usually treated with low molecular weight heparin. CASE REPORT: Herein, we describe a 25-year-old immunocompetent male who presented at the emergency department with sudden onset of chest pain. One month prior to admission, he had developed persistent fever and cough and the diagnosis of CMV infection had been established...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101916/pulmonary-embolism-an-update
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Steven Doherty
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism is a common condition and can be the source of significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the approach to the diagnostic assessment and management of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. DISCUSSION: Various clinical decision rules and algorithms are available to assist in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, and the Wells score and Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria rule are presented in this article...
November 2017: Australian Family Physician
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