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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808222/perioperative-remote-acute-lung-injury-recent-update
#1
Zhaosheng Jin, Ka Chun Suen, Daqing Ma
Perioperative acute lung injury (ALI) is a syndrome characterised by hypoxia and chest radiograph changes. It is a serious post-operative complication, associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. In addition to mechanical ventilation, remote organ insult could also trigger systemic responses which induce ALI. Currently, there are limited treatment options available beyond conservative respiratory support. However, increasing understanding of the pathophysiology of ALI and the biochemical pathways involved will aid the development of novel treatments and help to improve patient outcome as well as to reduce cost to the health service...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801954/an-analysis-of-inpatient-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-incidence-costs-and-outcomes
#2
Laura M Bou-Maroun, Fabien Meta, Curtis J Hanba, Andrew D Campbell, Gregory A Yanik
OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics of pediatric sickle cell disease (SCD) hospitalizations and to examine admission demographics and medical expenditures. METHODS: Admissions with SCD were identified from the 2009 and 2012 releases of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project's Kids Inpatient Database. Disease-specific secondary diagnoses including acute chest syndrome (ACS), vaso-occlusive pain crisis (VOC), splenic sequestration, and stroke/transient ischemic attack were analyzed for patient and hospital demographics...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797896/predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-in-bahrain
#3
Sana Abdulaaziz Al Khawaja, Zainab Mahdi Ateya, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam
OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic blood disorders in Bahrain. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the clinical presentation of SCD patients who require ICU admission. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological data of SCD patients admitted to the ICU and to identify predictors of mortality in order to help intensivists identify patients at most risk. METHOD: This study used a retrospective, descriptive, and correlational design...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
#4
Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776763/feasibility-symptoms-adverse-effects-and-complications-associated-with-noninvasive-assessment-of-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-in-women-with-suspected-or-known-coronary-artery-disease
#5
Roberta Montisci, Massimo Ruscazio, Maria Francesca Marchetti, Francesca Tuveri, Cristina Cacace, Michela Congia, Norma Zedda, Luigi Meloni
BACKGROUND: Microvascular coronary impairment, defined as reduced coronary flow reserve, represents the predominant etiologic mechanism of ischemia in women with chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a noninvasive method for assessing coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). The purpose of this investigation was to define the safety profile, feasibility, adverse events, and rate of complications of the test in women with suspected CAD...
August 3, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776170/viridans-group-streptococci-bloodstream-infections-in-neutropenic-adult-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy-single-center-experience
#6
J Radocha, P Paterová, A Zavřelová, B Víšek, F Gabalec, H Žemličková, P Žák
Viridans group streptococci bloodstream infections (VGS BSI) remain a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with severe neutropenia. The goal of our study was to evaluate clinical course and microbiological susceptibility of VGS BSI at our center. Retrospective analysis of all microbiologically documented bloodstream infections caused by VGS during the 9-year time period (from January 2006 until December 2014) was carried out. Only patients with severe neutropenia (< 500/μL) were included in the study...
August 3, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768475/the-cost-utility-of-point-of-care-troponin-testing-to-diagnose-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-primary-care
#7
Michelle M A Kip, Hendrik Koffijberg, Marco J Moesker, Maarten J IJzerman, Ron Kusters
BACKGROUND: The added value of using a point-of-care (POC) troponin test in primary care to rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is debated because test sensitivity is inadequate early after symptom onset. This study investigates the potential cost-utility of diagnosing ACS by a general practitioner (GP) when a POC troponin test is available versus GP assessment only. METHODS: A patient-level simulation model was developed, representing a hypothetical cohort of the Dutch population (>35 years) consulting the GP with chest complaints...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765984/-acute-chest-pain
#8
REVIEW
M Möckel, T Störk
Patients presenting with acute chest pain are a challenge for attending physicians in private practice and specialists for emergency and acute medicine in hospitals because a wide spectrum of diagnoses may be the cause, ranging from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to harmless muscular tension. The evaluation of patients with acute chest pain follows basic principles independent of the setting: A thorough clinical investigation by the responsible physician including medical history and physical examination, followed by a 12-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) and further focused diagnostics...
August 1, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765791/coronary-artery-disease-presenting-with-left-upper-quadrant-pain-in-a-patient-with-chronic-cervical-tetraplegia
#9
Lianne Michelle Nier, Peter S Hansen
INTRODUCTION: This single-subject case report aims to describe and discuss a case of a patient with established C5 tetraplegia with acute coronary syndrome presenting with left upper quadrant pain and tenderness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male with chronic C5 American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A tetraplegia presented to the emergency department with severe left upper quadrant pain radiating across the chest to the right upper limb with associated dyspnoea and diaphoresis...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761679/the-safety-efficacy-and-cost-effectiveness-of-stress-echocardiography-in-patients-with-high-pretest-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
#10
Alexandros Papachristidis, Daniela Cassar Demarco, Damian Roper, Ioannis Tsironis, Michael Papitsas, Jonathan Byrne, Khaled Alfakih, Mark J Monaghan
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of stress echocardiography (SE), as well as the place of SE in patients with high pretest probability (PTP) of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We investigated 257 patients with no history of CAD, who underwent SE, and they had a PTP risk score >61% (high PTP). According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance (NICE CG95, 2010), these patients should be investigated directly with an invasive coronary angiogram (ICA)...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760210/a-randomized-trial-of-a-1-hour-troponin-t-protocol-in-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-design-of-the-rapid-assessment-of-possible-acs-in-the-emergency-department-with-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-rapid-tnt-study
#11
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Cynthia Papendick, Andrew Blyth, Anil Seshadri, Michael J R Edmonds, Tom Briffa, Louise Cullen, Stephen Quinn, Jon Karnon, Anthony Chuang, Adam J Nelson, Matthew Horsfall, Erin Morton, Derek P Chew
BACKGROUND: Protocols incorporating high-sensitivity troponin to guide decision making in the disposition of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department have received a lot of attention. Traditionally, patients with chest pain have required long periods of observation in emergency department before being deemed safe for discharge. In an era of limited health service resources, a protocol that could discharge patients safely within an hour of presentation is extremely attractive...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759962/effects-of-hydroxyurea-on-blood-rheology-in-sickle-cell-anemia-a-two-years-follow-up-study
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Nathalie Lemonne, Berenike Möckesch, Keyne Charlot, Yohann Garnier, Xavier Waltz, Yann Lamarre, Sophie Antoine-Jonville, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Marc Romana, Philippe Connes
The aim of the present study was to test the effects of hydroxyurea (HU) therapy on clinical, hematological and hemorheological parameters in adult patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA). Hematological and hemorheological parameters were measured in 28 SCA patients before HU therapy (i.e., baseline) and at 6, 12 and 24 months of treatment. RBC deformability was determined by ektacytometry at 30 Pa. RBC aggregation properties were investigated by light-backscatter method. Blood viscosity was measured at 225 s-1 by a cone-plate viscometer...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757763/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-associated-disseminated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-a-patient-infected-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-report-of-an-autopsy-case
#13
Chiu-Hsuan Cheng, Yung-Hsiang Hsu
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is a collection of inflammatory disorders associated with paradoxical worsening of preexisting infectious processes following the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It involves a wide range of pathogens, neoplasms such as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and some autoimmune diseases. We describe an autopsy report of a 40-year-old man infected with HIV. He experienced a rapid dissemination of KS resulting in death within 6 months after starting HAART...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756888/-can-tako-tsubo-syndrome-be-integrated-into-post-pneumonectomy-syndrome
#14
S Rabiou, H Siradjidine, G Fofana, I Issoufou, M Lakranbi, A Elbouazzaoui, M Serraj, Y Ouadnouni, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: Tako-tsubo syndrome, or "left ventricular transitory apical balloon syndrome", is an acute coronary syndrome with normal coronary arteries. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a 50-year-old patient operated for a post-tuberculous destroyed lung, for which she had a left pneumonectomy. Six months later, she presented with chest pain complicated by cardiorespiratory arrest. The Tako-tsubo syndrome was retained after eliminating the other causes. CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of Tako-tsubo syndrome should be considered before the sudden occurrence of an acute coronary syndrome in the aftermath of stress or emotional shock...
July 27, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752731/cardiac-imaging-in-patients-with-dyspnea
#15
Pierfranco Dellavesa, Federico Nardi
Acute dyspnea is a frequent cause of access to the Discharge Department (DEA); Differentiation between cardiogenic and respiratory causes does not always seem simple and certain, causing a delay in initiating targeted therapies and prolonging the Patient's stay in the emergency department. The basic elements for the diagnosis remain the history and the objective examination, supplemented by the execution of an electrocardiogram, a determination of blood parameters and the execution of a chest X-ray. The limits of radiological semeiotics, related to a low sensitivity to high specificity, promote other methods available to the physician of First Aid...
July 27, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751843/anmco-simeu-consensus-document-in-hospital-management-of-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain
#16
Guerrino Zuin, Vito Maurizio Parato, Paolo Groff, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Andrea Di Lenarda, Matteo Cassin, Gian Alfonso Cibinel, Maurizio Del Pinto, Giuseppe Di Tano, Federico Nardi, Roberta Rossini, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Enrico Ruggiero, Fortunato Scotto di Uccio, Serafina Valente
Chest pain is a common general practice presentation that requires careful diagnostic assessment because of its diverse and potentially serious causes. However, the evaluation of acute chest pain remains challenging, despite many new insights over the past two decades. The percentage of patients presenting to the emergency departments because of acute chest pain appears to be increasing. Nowadays, there are two essential chest pain-related issues: (i) the missed diagnoses of acute coronary syndromes with a poor short-term prognosis; and (ii) the increasing percentage of hospitalizations of low-risk cases...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751632/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-for-rituximab-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-an-abo-incompatible-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipient-successful-management-of-a-rare-complication-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Ping-Chun Li, Ashok Thorat, Shih-Chao Hsu, Kin-Shing Poon, Horng-Ren Yang, Te-Hung Chen, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Long-Bin Jeng
BACKGROUND Rituximab is commonly used to reduce the agglutinin titer in ABO-incompatible liver transplant recipients. Although well-tolerated, rituximab infusion therapy may result in severe pulmonary adverse effects such as drug-induced pneumonitis, leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which has a high mortality rate. Management of such rare cases in an ABO-incompatible patient has never been described before. Herein, we present successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support for rituximab-induced ARDS in an ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipient...
July 28, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748625/multiple-risk-factor-counseling-to-promote-heart-healthy-lifestyles-in-the-chest-pain-observation-unit-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
David A Katz, Mark Graber, Patricia Lounsbury, Mark W Vander Weg, Emily K Phillips, Christina Clair, Phillip A Horwitz, Xueya Cai, Alan J Christensen
OBJECTIVE: Admission to the chest pain observation unit (CPOU) may be an advantageous time for patients to consider heart-healthy lifestyle changes while undergoing diagnostic evaluation to rule out myocardial ischemia. The aim of this pragmatic trial was to assess the effectiveness of a multiple risk factor intervention in changing CPOU patients' health beliefs and readiness to change health behaviors. A secondary aim was to obtain preliminary estimates of the intervention's effect on diet, physical activity, and smoking...
July 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746470/relationship-between-ventilation-heterogeneity-and-exercise-intolerance-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
#19
A J Lopes, C L Marinho, U D Alves, C E A Gonçalves, P O Silva, E C Botelho, R Bedirian, A R Soares, M C P Maioli
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) causes dysfunction of multiple organs, with pulmonary involvement as a major cause of mortality. Recently, there has been growing interest in the nitrogen single-breath washout (N2SBW) test, which is able to detect ventilation heterogeneity and small airway disease when the results of other pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are still normal. Thus, the objectives of the present study were to assess the heterogeneity in the ventilation distribution in adults with SCA and to determine the association between the ventilation distribution and the clinical, cardiovascular, and radiological findings...
July 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746303/clinical-significance-and-prognostic-implications-of-quantifying-pulmonary-contusion-volume-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma
#20
Ismail Mahmood, Ayman El-Menyar, Basil Younis, Khalid Ahmed, Syed Nabir, Mohamed Nadeem Ahmed, Omer Al-Yahri, Saeed Mahmood, Rafael Consunji, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND Pulmonary contusion (PC) is the most frequent blunt chest injury which could be used to identify patients at high-risk of clinical deterioration. We aimed to investigate the clinical correlation between PC volume and outcome in patients with blunt chest trauma (BCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS BCT patients with PC were identified retrospectively from the prospectively collected trauma registry database over a 2-year period. Contusion volume was measured and expressed as percentage of total lung (CTCV) volume using three-dimensional reconstruction of thoracic CT images on admission...
July 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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