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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538274/prevalence-of-pulmonary-embolism-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-discharges-a-decade-of-analysis-of-the-national-hospital-discharge-survey
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Srinadh Annangi, Tirumala Rao Dammalapati, Snigdha Nutalapati, Marshaleen N Henriques King
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life threatening preventable medical condition involving sudden occlusion of arteries within the lungs. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory disorder and therefore independently poses a risk of PE. We aimed to determine the association of SLE and PE using National Hospital Discharge Survey data, a national representative sample of hospital discharges throughout the United States. METHODS: Retrospective population-based analysis was done using National Hospital Discharge Survey data for the period 2001 to 2010...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528289/platelet-hyperactivation-apoptosis-and-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Samin Rezania, Michael A Puskarich, Daniela N Petrusca, Evandro M Neto-Neves, Matthew T Rondina, Jeffrey A Kline
Changes in systemic redox balance can alter platelet activation and aggregation. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a systematic inflammatory disease associated with mechanical shear stress, increased thrombin, catecholamines, serotonin and hemolysis, which cumulatively can hyperactivate platelets and accelerate their turnover. We tested the hypothesis that platelets from patients with moderately severe PE will show hyperstimulation and a pre-apoptotic phenotype associated with microparticles (MPs) in plasma...
May 13, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528258/epidemiology-and-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-experience-from-two-expert-centers
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Maria Anna Bazmpani, Alexandra Arvanitaki, Maria Toumpourleka, Georgia Pitsiou, Evaggelia Panagiotidou, Sophia Anastasia Mouratoglou, Georgios Sianos, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Antonios Pitsis, Eckhard Mayer, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, distinct pulmonary vascular disease, and, therefore, there is lack of data regarding its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management at a national basis. Our objective was to describe the demographics and management of CTEPH patients in Northern Greece. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational study with a joint collaboration from two pulmonary hypertension expert centers in Greece and included patients diagnosed with CTEPH...
May 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499672/association-of-elevated-pulmonary-artery-systolic-pressure-with-stroke-and-systemic-embolic-events-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Keigo Kanbayashi, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Ryozo Maeda, Ryosuke Itani, Kyomi Ashihara, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) is a non-invasive widely available method that is used to estimate pulmonary arterial pressure. Although elevated PASP predicts mortality in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the relationship between PASP and embolic events is unclear. This study aimed to determine whether elevated PASP is associated with stroke and systemic embolic events in a tertiary referral HCM cohort. METHODS: This study included 374 clinically diagnosed patients with HCM...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495498/venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-pemphigus-a-cohort-study
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Yael Anne Leshem, Lihi Atzmony, Israel Dudkiewicz, Emmilia Hodak, Daniel Mimouni
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been reported to be a significant cause of death in patients with pemphigus. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the incidence and characteristics of VTE in patients with pemphigus. METHODS: A retrospective study following a cohort of 172 patients with newly diagnosed pemphigus for the development of VTE was conducted. RESULTS: Over a mean follow-up time of 4 years, 10 patients (6%) had development of VTE at a median of 4 months from pemphigus diagnosis...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495248/clinical-benefits-echocardiographic-and-mri-assessment-after-pulmonary-sequestration-treatment
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Francesco Borgia, Francesca Santamaria, Carmine Mollica, Felice Mongiello, Francesca Esposito, Gaetano Palma, Luca Botta, Silvia Montella, Bruno Trimarco, Antonio Rapacciuolo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore systematically procedural results, clinical benefits with echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment of pulmonary sequestration percutaneous treatment. METHODS: 13 consecutive infants and children with diagnosis of isolated pulmonary sequestration (PS) had percutaneous closure of the aberrant artery supplying pulmonary sequestration between 2010 and 2015. By protocol, echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment was performed before and respectively at 6-12months and 1year with the aim to study the effects of embolization on heart volume overload and regression of pulmonary sequestration...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491475/referral-patterns-and-diagnostic-yield-of-lung-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Erik Zannier, Lionel S Zuckier, Gregoire Le Gal
Introduction. The purpose of this study is to assess referral patterns and the yield of ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scintigraphy in patients referred for acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Methods. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent V/Q studies between April 1, 2008, and March 31, 2010. Patients were subdivided into 4 groups based on their referral source: emergency department (ED), hospital inpatient ward, outpatient thrombosis clinic, and all other outpatient sources. Results...
2017: Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488555/-syncope-suspect-pulmonary-embolism-especially-in-the-elderly
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W Opstelten, F L J Visseren
Syncope can be caused by a pulmonary embolism. This applies in particular to elderly patients admitted with syncope; in the general population, however, syncope is far more frequently caused by a vasovagal response or orthostatic hypotension. Syncope can be the symptom of a pulmonary embolism, even in the absence of any clinical manifestations of this diagnosis; it is, therefore, important to exclude pulmonary embolism in any syncope patient in the accident and emergency department by applying the Wells clinical decision rule...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487206/radiation-dose-comparison-between-v-p-spect-and-ct-angiography-in-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Jorge Isidoro, Paulo Gil, Gracinda Costa, João Pedroso de Lima, Caseiro Alves, Nuno C Ferreira
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare two routine protocols at our institution, CTPA and V/P-SPECT, in terms of radiation dose to the most exposed organs (lungs and breast) and to the embryo/fetus in the case of pregnant patients. METHODS: At our institution, the CTPA protocol includes a contrast enhanced CT (scan parameters: 100kVp, 700mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 0.984) and in some cases a non-contrast enhanced CT acquisition (120kVp, 400mA, 0.5s/rot, pitch 1.375)...
May 6, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481744/congenital-giant-right-atrial-aneurysm-echocardiographic-diagnosis-and-surgical-management
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Yao Wang, Aijun Liu, Weihua Ye
Congenital right atrial aneurysm is a rare abnormality and may easily be confused with various anomalies, such as pericardial effusion, pericardial cysts, tumors, and Ebstein's anomaly. Patients with right atrial aneurysm may be asymptomatic; but some patients may develop life-threatening complications, such as arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Therefore, it is essential for correct diagnosis and appropriate patient management. We report a case of giant right atrial aneurysm in a 7-year-old boy who presented with progressive protrusion of chest...
April 28, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480722/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-with-large-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-ct-findings-with-emphasis-on-its-association-with-a-mosaic-pattern-of-the-lung-parenchyma
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Luis Gorospe Sarasúa, Andreína Olavarría-Delgado, Frank Eric Farfán-Leal, Josefa Pérez-Templado Ladrón de Guevara
We present a case of a 54-year-old patient with cirrhosis, progressive dyspnea, and platypnea. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM), confirming the diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS). Besides precisely identifying the number and location of PAVM, CT also demonstrated a striking mosaic pattern of the lung parenchyma, characterized by the presence of alternating geographic areas of low attenuation (showing pulmonary vessels with a decreased diameter) with regions of relatively increased attenuation (showing pulmonary vessels with a normal diameter)...
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474655/fibrinolytic-administration-via-ekos-catheter-used-in-pulmonary-embolism
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Alana James, Satyam Veean, Jayanth H Keshavamurthy, Gyanendra Sharma
A 69-year old bed-bound woman presented with chest pain and diaphoresis. Diagnostic imaging led to the diagnosis of bilateral extensive pulmonary emboli extending into all segmental branches. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was administered via 2 separate EKOS catheters. Repeat evaluation after 33 hours revealed improvement of right ventricular size and function. EKOS catheters are useful for administration of fibrinolytics in pulmonary embolism.
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473076/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-acute-chest-pain-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Jacobo Kirsch, Richard K J Brown, Travis S Henry, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Clinton Jokerst, Paul R Julsrud, Jeffrey P Kanne, Christopher M Kramer, Jonathon A Leipsic, Kalpesh K Panchal, James G Ravenel, Amar B Shah, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Pamela K Woodard, Suhny Abbara
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used. Ventilation and perfusion scans remain largely accurate and useful in certain settings. Lower-extremity ultrasound can substitute by demonstrating deep vein thrombosis; however, if negative, further studies to exclude PE are indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471148/clinical-imaging-in-patients-experiencing-chest-pain
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Angelo Silverio, Rodolfo Citro
Non-invasive imaging modalities integrate the clinical and laboratory diagnostic work-up of patients admitted in emergency department for chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging tool because it is rapidly and widely available, bedside feasible and cost-effective. Even when a comprensive exam is not feasible, a fast focused ultrasound exam should be performed. Contrast enhanced computed tomography is an easily accessible tool with specific application in patients suspected for pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) according to the pre-test risk assessment and to the clinical status...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470918/isolated-left-ventricular-failure-is-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-receiving-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Corstiaan A den Uil, Lucia S Jewbali, Martijn J Heeren, Alina A Constantinescu, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda
AIMS: We investigated survival according to the nature of heart failure (isolated left, vs isolated right, vs biventricular heart failure) in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory cardiogenic shock of different causes. METHODS AND RESULTS: This single-center study included 132 patients with acute myocardial infarction (20%), acute on chronic heart failure (14%), post cardiotomy (17%), cardiac allograft failure (8%), pulmonary embolism (16%), and acute nonischemic heart failure (25%)...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470575/association-between-level-of-tumor-markers-and-development-of-vte-in-patients-with-pancreatic-colorectal-and-ovarian-ca-retrospective-case-control-study-in-two-community-hospitals
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Nelly Awkar, Sawsan Amireh, Srijana Rai, Hamid Shaaban, Gunwant Guron, Michael Maroules
The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increased in patients with cancer. However, the role of tumor markers as potential indicators of increased risk of VTE is still undetermined. In this retrospective observational case control study, levels of the tumor markers CEA, CA 19-9 and CA 125 in patients with colorectal, pancreatic, and ovarian cancer respectively, who were admitted to two community hospitals between January 2001 and December 2011, were compared between patients who were VTE positive and those who were VTE negative...
May 4, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464190/amniotic-fluid-embolism-is-a-new-pregnancy-possible-case-report
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Ana Filipa Cabrita Caeiro, Irina Dulce Tapadinhas Matos Ramilo, Ana Paula Santos, Elizabeth Ferreira, Isabel Santos Batalha
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but potentially catastrophic clinical condition, characterized by a combination of signs and symptoms that reflect respiratory distress, cardiovascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Its pathogenesis is still unclear. More recently, the traditional view of obstruction of pulmonary capillary vessels by amniotic fluid emboli as the main explanation for the etiology has been ruled out, and immunologic factors and the activation of the inflammatory cascade took on an important role...
May 2, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454456/pulmonary-artery-intimal-sarcoma-misdiagnosed-as-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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Shuyan Jiang, Jiaxin Li, Qingshi Zeng, Jiexian Liang
Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery is rare, but false diagnosis of this sarcoma as pulmonary embolism is not infrequent. The present study reports a case of pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma misdiagnosed as pulmonary artery embolism in a 37-year-old female patient. The patient was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit of Guangdong General Hospital (Guangzhou, China) with the complaint of progressive exertional dyspnea over the past two years. Multi-slice spiral computed tomography, transthoracic echocardiography, right-heart catheterization and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed mimicking severe pulmonary embolism in the pulmonary trunk and right pulmonary artery, with symptoms including chest pain, cough and breathing difficulties...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453806/coil-embolization-for-pulmonary-artery-injury-caused-by-chest-tube-drainage
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Shunsuke Shigefuku, Yujin Kudo, Toru Saguchi, Junichi Maeda
Pulmonary artery injury caused by chest tube drainage is rare, but it requires prompt diagnosis to perform urgent surgical repair. We report that a 53-year-old man who suffered from pulmonary artery injury by chest tube drainage was successfully treated by coil embolization.
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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