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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915421/the-frequency-and-treatment-of-pneumothorax-associated-with-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Masaki Ikeda, Koji Takahashi, Teruya Komatsu, Toru Tanaka, Tatsuo Kato, Takuji Fujinaga
OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of pneumothorax associated with nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infection are rarely reported, especially in terms of surgical treatments. Our objectives were to show the tendency and clinical courses of pneumothorax due to NTM and discuss the way of therapy in our hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 557 patients with NTM infection over a period of 5 years at the Nagara Medical Center. RESULTS: A total of 12 out of the 557 patients (2...
December 3, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914158/causes-of-death-in-an-acute-psychiatric-inpatient-unit-of-a-portuguese-general-hospital
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Sofia Barbosa, Márcia Sequeira, Sara Castro, Rita Manso, Catarina Klut Câmara, Bruno Trancas, Nuno Borja-Santos, Teresa Maia
INTRODUCTION: Psychiatric patients are at increased risk of death from a number of natural and unnatural causes. This study examines the mortality causes of all psychiatric inpatients of an acute psychiatric unit at a general hospital in Portugal for sixteen years (1998 to 2013). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one inpatients died at the inpatient unit between 1998 and 2013 (average 1.3 per year). A retrospective study through case-file review was carried to collect demographic characteristics, medical and psychiatry diagnosis...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914153/-pulmonary-embolism-in-portugal-epidemiology-and-in-hospital-mortality
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Miguel Gouveia, Luís Pinheiro, João Costa, Margarida Borges
INTRODUCTION: In Portugal, the epidemiology of acute pulmonary embolism is poorly understood. In this study, we sought to characterize the pulmonary embolism from the hospital data and evaluate its in-hospital mortality and respective prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used diagnostic related groups data from National Health System hospitals from 2003 to 2013 and National Statistics Institute population data to establish the evolution of admissions with the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, their inhospital mortality rates and the population incidence rates...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913507/diagnosis-of-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
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Clive Kearon
The primary goal of diagnostic testing for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is to identify all patients who could benefit from anticoagulant therapy. Test results that identify patients as having a ≤2% risk of VTE in the next 3 months are judged to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Clinical evaluation, with assessment of: (1) clinical pretest probability (CPTP) for VTE; (2) likelihood of important alternative diagnoses; and (3) the probable yield of D-dimer and various imaging tests, guide which tests should be performed...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913481/anti-xa-monitoring-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-adult-patients-with-cancer
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Lisa Baumann Kreuziger, Michael Streiff
A 68-year-old man developed a right femoral vein deep vein thrombosis and bilateral pulmonary embolism while receiving chemotherapy for stage IV prostate cancer. His creatinine at diagnosis is 1.4 mg/dL, with an estimated clearance of 63 mL/min. In patients with cancer, should low-molecular-weight heparin treatment be dosed according to weight, or adjusted using anti-Xa levels?
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912200/is-cha2ds2-vasc-appropriate-for-hyperthyroid-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-implications-of-adding-a-transesophageal-echocardiography-evaluation
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Marcus Vinicius Leitão de Souza, Patricia de Fátima Dos Santos Teixeira, Mario Vaisman, Sergio Salles Xavier
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation remains a controversial issue among hyperthyroid patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of the thrombogenic milieu (TM), detected using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), among patients with AF related to hyperthyroidism, and to correlate these findings with the clinical embolic risk classification (CHA2DS2-VASc). METHODS: CHA2DS2-VASc score, thyroid hormonal status, time since hyperthyroidism diagnosis, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE were assessed in 47 consecutive patients aged between 18 and 65years with AF related to hyperthyroidism...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909274/-three-mitral-valve-operations-in-a-patient-with-trousseau-syndrome-and-nonbacterial-thrombotic-endocarditis-caused-by-ovarian-cancer
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Masahito Saito, Naoki Asano, Kazunori Ota, Kazuho Niimi, Koyu Tanaka, Shigeyoshi Gon, Hiroshi Takano
A 52-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for acute right hemi-paresis, left homonymous hemianopia, and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed multiple cerebral infarctions and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a vegetation on the posterior leaflet of her mitral valve. Mitral valve repair was performed under a diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Further multiple cerebral infarctions occurred on the 11th postoperative day, resulting in left hemiplegia and dysarthria...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907878/ultrasound-in-cardiac-trauma
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Theodosios Saranteas, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Christina Mandila, John Poularas, Fotios Panou
In the perioperative period, the emergency department or the intensive care unit accurate assessment of variable chest pain requires meticulous knowledge, diagnostic skills, and suitable usage of various diagnostic modalities. In addition, in polytrauma patients, cardiac injury including aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, and pericardial effusion should be immediately revealed and treated. In these patients, arrhythmias, mainly tachycardia, cardiac murmurs, or hypotension must alert physicians to suspect cardiovascular trauma, which would potentially be life threatening...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907049/dual-energy-ct-pulmonary-angiography-with-6g-iodine-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Andreas Meier, Kai Higashigaito, Katharina Martini, Moritz Wurnig, Burkhardt Seifert, Dagmar Keller, Thomas Frauenfelder, Hatem Alkadhi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of low contrast media (CM) dose dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with advanced monoenergetic reconstructions in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had institutional review board approval; all patients gave written informed consent. Forty-one patients (25 men, 16 women, mean age 62.9±14.7 years) undergoing low CM dose (15ml, 6g iodine) dual-energy CTPA with advanced monoenergetic reconstructions were matched via propensity-scoring based on logistic regression analysis with a comparison group of 41 patients (24 men, 17 women, mean age 62...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899206/the-use-of-thrombolysis-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-united-states-national-trends-and-patient-characteristics-from-2006-to-2011
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Barret Rush, Katie Wiskar, Landon Berger, Donald E Griesdale
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) has received significant attention in the literature over the past 10 years. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was to examine the trend in thrombolysis use in the United States from 2006 to 2011. Secondary objectives include examining patient and hospital characteristics associated with receiving thrombolysis and rates of complications associated with thrombolysis. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2006 to 2011 to identify patients with a diagnosis of PE who received or did not receive thrombolytic agents...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898350/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-complicated-by-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
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Neha L Nemade, Urvi B Shukla, Gajanan D Wagholikar
INTRODUCTION: Cronkhite Canada Syndrome (CCS) is a rare syndrome, described in 1955 by Americans, Leonard Wolsey Cronkhite and Wilma Jeanne Canada in the New England Journal of Medicine [1]. About 450 cases have been reported. Complications, like malignant transformation, unprovoked thromboembolism is known. Since there is wide variability in medical presentation, no definitive diagnostic and treatment protocol s have been set. The mortality remains at 55%. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50 year old male patient presenting with diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, ectodermal features...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894736/in-hospital-mortality-with-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Paul D Stein, Fadi Matta, Mary J Hughes
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the in-hospital mortality of deep venous thrombosis in recent years. This investigation was undertaken to determine trends in in-hospital mortality in patients with deep venous thrombosis and mortality according to age. METHODS: Administrative data was analyzed from the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2003-2012. We determined in-hospital all-cause mortality according to year and to age among patients with a primary (first-listed) diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890713/allogeneic-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-intravenous-delivery-aether-a-phase-i-safety-clinical-trial
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Marilyn K Glassberg, Julia Minkiewicz, Rebecca L Toonkel, Emmanuelle S Simonet, Gustavo A Rubio, Darcy Difede, Shirin Shafazand, Aisha Khan, Marietsy V Pujol, Vincent F LaRussa, Lisa H Lancaster, Glenn D Rosen, Joel Fishman, Yolanda N Mageto, Adam Mendizabal, Joshua M Hare
BACKGROUND: Despite recent FDA approval of two new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), curative therapies remain elusive and mortality remains high. Pre-clinical and clinical data support the safety of human mesenchymal stem cells as a potential novel therapy for this fatal condition. The AETHER trial was the first study designed to evaluate the safety of a single infusion of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. METHODS: Nine patients with mild to moderate IPF were sequentially assigned to one of three cohorts and dosed with a single intravenous infusion of 20, 100, or 200 x 10(6) human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells per infusion from young, unrelated, male donors...
November 24, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886798/multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-rheumatology-perspective
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Bahtiyar Toz, Nesimi Büyükbabani, Murat İnanç
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH) is a rare, multisystemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by skin and articular involvement, and rarely involves various other organs. There are no specific laboratory findings for MRH. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and skin or synovial biopsy results. There is currently no consensus for the treatment of MRH. Here, we review the differential diagnosis and treatment options of MRH from the rheumatologist's perspective. We also report an index case of MRH associated with Sjögren's syndrome and pulmonary embolism...
April 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884850/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-anticoagulants-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-real-world-practice-a-population-based-cohort-study-protocol
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Anne Holbrook, Colin Dormuth, Richard Morrow, Agnes Lee, Sue Troyan, Guowei Li, Eleanor Pullenyegum
INTRODUCTION: Anticoagulants are arguably the most important drug family of all, based on the frequency and duration of their use, and the clinical importance and frequency of benefits and harms. Several direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have recently joined warfarin for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, with a resultant significant expansion in use of oral anticoagulants (OACs). Our objectives are to compare safety and effectiveness of DOACs versus warfarin in a full population where anticoagulation management is good and to identify which types of patients do better with DOACs versus warfarin and vice versa...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884743/mortality-and-morbidity-after-spinal-surgery-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-retrospective-matched-pair-cohort-study
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Takeshi Oichi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Junichi Ohya, Ryo Ohtomo, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Sakae Tanaka, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a lack of information about postoperative outcomes and related risk factors associated with spinal surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). PURPOSE: To investigate the postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with spinal surgery for patients with PD, and the risk factors for poor outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective matched-pair cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Data of patients who underwent elective spinal surgery between July 2010 and March 2013 were extracted from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a nationwide inpatient database in Japan...
November 21, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882248/successful-interventional-management-for-pulmonary-arterial-injury-secondary-to-pacemaker-implantation
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Hiroyuki Tokue, Azusa Tokue, Hideo Morita, Yoshito Tsushima
Subclavian vein puncture is a relatively fast and safe technique to access the right heart for placement of pacemaker leads. Hemothorax related to injury of the pulmonary artery (PA) is a rare complication of subclavian vein access but can be life-threatening. We report a case of hemothorax occurring after subclavian vein puncture for pacemaker implantation. No cases of transcatheter arterial embolization for PA injury secondary to pacemaker implantation have been reported. Understanding of this rare complication after pacemaker implantation along with its specific clinical presentation may lead to early diagnosis and intervention...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872993/cardiac-catheterization-in-pediatric-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-15-year-experience
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Nicholas S Boscamp, Mariel E Turner, Matthew Crystal, Brett Anderson, Julie A Vincent, Alejandro J Torres
Cardiac catheterization is commonly performed in patients being supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We aimed to evaluate the safety, benefit, and outcomes of catheterization in pediatric patients supported by ECMO. Retrospective review of cardiac catheterizations performed in patients ≤18 years of age while on ECMO at a large tertiary care center between January 2000 and May 2015. A total of 55 catheterizations were performed on 51 patients during 53 unique ECMO courses. Indications for ECMO include ventricular dysfunction (22), cardiac arrest (20), inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass (7), and persistent cyanosis (4)...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864707/impact-of-operative-length-on-post-operative-complications-in-meningioma-surgery-a-nsqip-analysis
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Aditya V Karhade, Luis Fandino, Saksham Gupta, David J Cote, Julian B Iorgulescu, Marike L Broekman, Linda S Aglio, Ian F Dunn, Timothy R Smith
Many studies have implicated operative length as a predictor of post-operative complications, including venous thromboembolism [deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)]. We analyzed the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database from 2006 to 2014, to evaluate whether length of operation had a statistically significant effect on post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgical resection of meningioma. Patients were included for this study if they had a post-operative diagnosis of meningioma...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859891/diagnostic-performance-of-wells-score-combined-with-point-of-care-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-in-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Chiara Gigli, Cecilia Becattini, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
OBJECTIVE: Lung and venous ultrasound are bedside diagnostic tools increasingly used in the early diagnostic approach of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). However, the possibility of improving the conventional prediction rule for PE by integrating ultrasound has never been investigated. METHODS: We performed lung and venous ultrasound in consecutive patients suspected of PE in four emergency departments. Conventional Wells score (Ws) was adjudicated by the attending physician, and ultrasound was performed by one of 20 investigators...
November 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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