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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785166/takotsubo-syndrome-induced-by-malignant-pheochromocytoma-in-a-patient-with-type-2-papillary-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Anca Diana Demea, Dan-Grigore Dunca, Roxana Adina Radu, Lucia Agoşton-Coldea
The clinical presentation of the Takotsubo syndrome mimics an acute coronary syndrome with chest pain, ischemia-like ECG changes, mild to moderate myocardial enzyme elevation, and apical ballooning on echocardiography and ventriculography. On coronary angiography, epicardial coronary arteries are either normal or exhibit minimal atherosclerotic changes. Primary Takotsubo syndrome usually occurs in postmenopausal women in whom symptoms are triggered by emotional or physical stress, associated with catecholamine surges...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779296/the-assessment-and-management-of-chest-pain-in-primary-care-a-focus-on-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Richard Thomsett, Louise Cullen
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presentation and diagnosis can be challenging. There are many causes for chest pain, including life-threatening conditions such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which can prove difficult to diagnose. OBJECTIVE: This article focuses on diagnosis and early management of patients with possible ACS. Key differentials and essential primary care investigations and management are outlined. Hospital-based risk stratification and management are described, providing an outline of what patients can expect if referred to hospital...
May 2018: Australian journal of general practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778312/biomarker-signatures-of-sickle-cell-disease-severity
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Mengtian Du, Sarah Van Ness, Victor Gordeuk, Sayed M Nouraie, Sergei Nekhai, Mark Gladwin, Martin H Steinberg, Paola Sebastiani
Identifying sickle cell disease patients at high risk of complications could lead to personalized treatment and better prognosis but despite many advances prediction of the clinical course of these patients remains elusive. We propose a system-type approach to discover profiles of multiple, common biomarkers that correlate with morbidity and mortality in sickle cell disease. We used cluster analysis to discover 17 signatures of 17 common circulating biomarkers in 2320 participants of the Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease, and evaluated the association of these signatures with risk for stroke, pain, leg ulceration, acute chest syndrome, avascular necrosis, seizure, death, and trend of fetal hemoglobin and hemolysis using longitudinally collected data...
May 16, 2018: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773665/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-e-cigarette-use
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Casey G Sommerfeld, Daniel J Weiner, Andrew Nowalk, Allyson Larkin
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, or "vaping," is gaining widespread popularity as an alternative to conventional cigarettes among adolescents. Little is known of the health risks of e-cigarette use, especially in children and adolescents. We present a Case Report of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea, cough, and pleuritic chest pain after e-cigarette use. She developed respiratory failure with hypoxia and was intubated, and ultimately met diagnostic criteria for acute respiratory distress syndrome...
May 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771705/the-causality-nexus-between-the-tako-tsubo-syndrome-and-an-assault-a-forensic-case-report
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Malek Zribi, Syrine Azza Manoubi, Narjes Karray, Salma Charfeddine, Wiem Benamar, Zouhir Hammami, Samir Kammoun, Samir Maatoug
"Tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," is one of the rarest types of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic changes, and release of myocardial enzymes. After treatment, the patients are cured in most cases without sequelae. Tako-tsubo syndrome is rarely considered as a reason for consultation in the forensic department.Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old woman who was assaulted by her police officer neighbor...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768320/monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-as-a-predictor-of-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-patients-receiving-coronary-angiography
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Simon A Mahler, Thomas C Register, Robert F Riley, Ralph B D'Agostino, Jason P Stopyra, Chadwick D Miller
BACKGROUND: Animal studies suggest that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is a promising biomarker for coronary artery atherosclerosis (CAA), but human studies have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To determine potential relationships between plasma MCP-1 and CAA in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 150 patients enrolled in emergency department chest pain risk stratification clinical investigations was conducted...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766123/orthopaedic-traumatology-fundamental-principles-and-current-controversies-for-the-acute-care-surgeon
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Shad K Pharaon, Shawn Schoch, Lucas Marchand, Amer Mirza, John Mayberry
Multiply injured patients with fractures are co-managed by acute care surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. In most centers, orthopaedic surgeons definitively manage fractures, but preliminary management, including washouts, splinting, reductions, and external fixations, may be performed by selected acute care surgeons. The acute care surgeon should have a working knowledge of orthopaedic terminology to communicate with colleagues effectively. They should have an understanding of the composition of bone, periosteum, and cartilage, and their reaction when there is an injury...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760864/3-for-the-price-of-1-teaching-chest-pain-risk-stratification-in-a-multidisciplinary-problem-based-learning-workshop
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William D Alley, Cynthia Burns, Nicholas D Hartman, Kim Askew, Simon A Mahler
Introduction: Chest pain is a common chief complaint among patients presenting to health systems and often leads to complex and intensive evaluations. While these patients are often cared for by a multidisciplinary team (primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiology), medical students usually learn about the care of these patients in a fragmented, single-specialty paradigm. The present and future care of patients with chest pain is multidisciplinary, and the education of medical students on the subject should be as well...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755709/perioperative-management-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Kwame Ofori Adjepong, Folashade Otegbeye, Yaw Amoateng Adjepong
Over 30 million people worldwide have sickle cell disease (SCD). Emergent and non-emergent surgical procedures in SCD have been associated with relatively increased risks of peri-operative mortality, vaso-occlusive (painful) crisis, acute chest syndrome, post-operative infections, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular accident and acute kidney injury. Pre-operative assessment must include a careful review of the patient's known crisis triggers, baseline hematologic profile, usual transfusion requirements, pre-existing organ dysfunction and opioid use...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755101/-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-of-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-after-induction-chemoradiotherapy
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Masayuki Tanahashi, Haruhiro Yukiue, Eriko Suzuki, Naoko Yoshii, Shinsuke Kitazawa, Yasunori Kaminuma, Hiroshi Niwa
OBJECTIVE: The outcome of surgical treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer after induction chemoradiotherapy was investigated. SUBJECTS: The subjects were 74 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who received induction chemoradiotherapy( ICRT) between 1998 and 2016. ICRT was administered to pT3 lung cancer invading the chest wall(20 patients), pT4 lung cancer invading the adjacent organ(22 patients), and cN2 lung cancer(32 patients). cN2 was confirmed by mediastinoscopy(13 patients) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration(EBUS-TBNA)(19 patients)...
April 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739762/delayed-recurrent-pleuropericardial-effusions-following-atrial-septal-defect-closure-with-amplatzer-septal-occluder-device-a-case-of-postpericardiotomy-syndrome
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Grace Ghtk Kwok, Rachel Witts, Alessandra Frigiola
The authors present the case of a 41-year-old woman, who presented with moderate pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusion 11 months following a secundum atrial septal defect closure with an Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) device. The acute presentation responded well to diuretics and a short course of corticosteroid therapy. The patient, however, continued to experience pleuritic chest pain and a recurrence of pericardial effusion a month later. The patient showed significant symptomatic improvement with a 2-month course of down-titrating prednisolone...
May 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736108/acute-coronary-syndrome-with-normal-coronary-arteries-a-case-of-spontaneous-spasm-lysis
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Vogiatzis Ioannis, Koutsambasopoulos Konstantinos, Samaras Antonios, Bostanitis Ioannis
Introduction: Patients suffering from Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) are found with no obstructive coronary artery disease on coronary arteriography. The Aim of this interesting case report is to present a patient with acute chest pain, temporal ST-segment elevation and MINOCA. Case report: A case of a young woman who presented with acute chest pain suggestive of angina, with temporal ST-segment elevation, accidentally recorded and not rising of myocardial necrosis biomarkers in blood tests is described...
April 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733991/varicella-zoster-virus-infection-and-osteomyelitis-of-the-skull-a-case-report
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Taylor Sommer, Michael Karsy, Meghan J Driscoll, Randy L Jensen
BACKGROUND: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a common herpesvirus infection that can result in acute varicella/chickenpox as well as delayed activation in herpes zoster/shingles. Ramsay-Hunt syndrome is a rare presentation of VZV reactivation, involving 1% of cases and resulting in lesion formation along the 7th cranial nerve distribution. We report the first case of a patient who presented with acute calvarial osteomyelitis after VZV reactivation and Propionibacterium acnes suprainfection...
May 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715123/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-developed-after-two-stage-surgery-for-double-primary-lung-cancer
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Fumihiko Kinoshita, Gouji Toyokawa, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Takaki Akamine, Fumihiko Hirai, Yoshihiko Maehara
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a syndrome characterized by transient local systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle with no evidence of coronary artery disease or acute plaque rupture. We present the case of 71-year-old woman who developed TC after two-stage surgery for double primary lung cancer. On computed tomography, lung nodules were identified in the left upper and right middle lobes. Based on the diagnosis of double primary lung cancer, we performed two-stage surgery (left upper lobectomy followed by right middle lobectomy)...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712666/randomized-phase-2-trial-of-monthly-vitamin-d-to-prevent-respiratory-complications-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Margaret T Lee, Meyer Kattan, Ilene Fennoy, Stephen M Arpadi, Rachel L Miller, Serge Cremers, Donald J McMahon, Jeri W Nieves, Gary M Brittenham
In sickle cell disease, respiratory infection and asthma may lead to respiratory complications that are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Vitamin D has anti-infective and immunomodulatory effects that may decrease the risk for respiratory infections, asthma, and acute chest syndrome. We conducted a randomized double-blind active-controlled clinical trial to determine whether monthly oral vitamin D3 can reduce the rate of respiratory events in children with sickle cell disease. Seventy sickle cell subjects, ages 3-20 years, with baseline records of respiratory events over 1 year before randomization, underwent screening...
May 8, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709318/allergic-myocardial-infarction-following-recombinant-human-insulin
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Bülent Özlek, Eda Özlek, Oğuzhan Çelik, Cem Çil, Volkan Doğan, Murat Biteker
BACKGROUND: Allergic myocardial infarction is a rare clinical entity. OBJECTIVES: Although a few number of case reports with severe anaphylactic reactions to recombinant human insulin have been reported, allergic myocardial infarction, known as Kounis Syndrome, has not been reported before. METHODS: Herein, we report a 57-year-old woman with myocardial infarction, referred for urticarial rash, chest pain, and palpitations developed after the first subcutaneous dose of recombinant human insulin...
April 27, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703635/differences-in-the-association-of-total-versus-local-coronary-artery-calcium-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-culprit-lesions-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-the-coronary-calcium-paradox
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Stefan B Puchner, Thomas Mayrhofer, Jakob Park, Michael T Lu, Ting Liu, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Khristine Ghemigian, Daniel O Bittner, Jerome L Fleg, James E Udelson, Quynh A Truong, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Total coronary artery calcium (CAC) burden is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk, while local CAC may represent stable plaques. We determined differences in relationship of total CAC with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and local CAC with culprit lesions in patients with suspected ACS. METHODS: We performed computed tomography (CT) for CAC and CT angiography to assess the presence of significant stenosis and high-risk plaque (positive remodeling, low CT attenuation, napkin-ring sign, spotty calcium) in 37 patients with ACS and 223 controls...
April 17, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701402/endovascular-treatment-of-a-complicated-type-b-acute-aortic-dissection-with-3-d-ultrasound-control
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Roger Rodrigues, Javier Villaverde, Jorge Noya, Gabriel Anacleto, Óscar Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Acute type B aortic dissection (ATBAD), identified within 2 weeks of symptom onset, accounts for 25%-40% of all aortic dissections. Approximately 25% of patients presenting with ATBAD are complicated at admission by malperfusion syndrome or hemodynamic instability, resulting in a high risk of early death when untreated. METHODS: We present a case of a patient with a complicated type B dissection treated by an endovascular technique with control of the sealing zone with transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) and 3-D images...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698621/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-h-fabp-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-still-evidence-to-bring
#20
REVIEW
Giulia Bivona, Luisa Agnello, Chiara Bellia, Bruna Lo Sasso, Marcello Ciaccio
The assessment of chest pain patients presenting to the emergency area (EA) is still a clinical challenge, as the majority of patients are not diagnosed with ACS. New generation high sensitivity c-Tn (hs-cTn) assays have showed better performances compared to the standard c-Tn. However, hs-Tn still presents some limitations. Hence, novel, early biomarkers are needed in this setting. Among all, heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) has been largely investigated. This article reviews the studies evaluating H-FABP performance in diagnosing AMI and stratifying chest pain patients by risk...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
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