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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144175/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-of-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-presenting-with-chest-pain-a-systematic-review
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Christos A Papanastasiou, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Vasileios G Mantziaris, T Raymond Foley, Theodoros D Karamitsos, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong
AIM: Novel biomarkers have been proposed for identification of patients at greater risk of future adverse events among those presenting with chest pain. In this review, we aim to elucidate the ability of pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) to predict mortality and other cardiovascular events in this patient population. METHODS: A literature search of the electronic databases Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Library and ClinicalTrials.gov was performed in order to identify studies investigating the utility of PAPP-A to predict mortality and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chest pain...
November 16, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138794/noninvasive-cardiac-testing-vs-clinical-evaluation-alone-in-acute-chest-pain-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-romicat-ii-randomized-clinical-trial
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Samuel W Reinhardt, Chien-Jung Lin, Eric Novak, David L Brown
Importance: The incremental benefit of noninvasive testing in addition to clinical evaluation (history, physical examination, an electrocardiogram [ECG], and biomarker assessment) vs clinical evaluation alone for patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain is unknown. Objective: To examine differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA] or stress testing) vs clinical evaluation alone...
November 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135621/efficacy-of-implementation-of-a-chest-pain-center-at-a-community-hospital
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Alexandra Davis, Jason Chiu, Stanley K Lau, Yih Jen Kok, Jonathan Y H Wu
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is the second leading cause for emergency department (ED) visits in the United States; however, <20% of the patients have acute coronary syndrome that require immediate attention. The HEART score is designed for rapid risk stratification of ED chest pain patients using the following criteria: history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and troponin. It has been shown to be superior in identifying patients with low (HEART score 0-3) and high (7-10) risk of major adverse cardiac events, who can then be rapidly discharged or admitted for intervention...
December 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135620/safety-of-a-1-hour-rule-out-high-sensitive-troponin-t-protocol-in-patients-with-chest-pain-at-the-emergency-department
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E Röttger, S de Vries-Spithoven, J B Reitsma, A Limburg, C E E van Ofwegen-Hanekamp, A W Hoes, J M Poldervaart
BACKGROUND: The 1-hour rule-out high-sensitive cardiac troponin T protocol (hs-cTnT), in which a serial troponin measurement is performed 1 hour after the first to assess the possibility of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), has been implemented in the European guidelines in 2015. Our aim was to assess the safety of this protocol in low-risk patients in the Emergency Department (ED) when implemented in daily practice. METHODS: Patients with acute chest pain presenting to the ED of our hospital and younger than 75 years were included (May 2013 to October 2014, The Netherlands)...
December 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134776/acute-chest-syndrome-among-children-hospitalized-with-vaso-occlusive-crisis-a-nationwide-study-in-the-united-states
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Takuto Takahashi, Yusuke Okubo, Atsuhiko Handa
PURPOSE: Acute chest syndrome (ACS) is a common complication among pediatric inpatients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC). However, little is known about the factors associated with ACS complication. The present study assessed the epidemiological features of children hospitalized with VOC and ascertained factors associated with ACS complication. METHODS: Hospital discharge records of patients with VOC aged <20 years were obtained for the years 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012 from the Kids' Inpatient Database...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134245/esophageal-pressure-research-or-clinical-tool
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REVIEW
E Baedorf Kassis, S H Loring, D Talmor
Esophageal manometry has traditionally been utilized for respiratory physiology research, but clinicians have recently found numerous applications within the intensive care unit. Esophageal pressure (PEs) is a surrogate for pleural pressures (PPl), and the difference between airway pressure (PAO) and PEs provides a good estimate for the pressure across the lung also known as the transpulmonary pressure (PL). Differentiating the effects of mechanical ventilation and spontaneous breathing on the respiratory system, chest wall, and across the lung allows for improved personalization in clinical decision making...
November 13, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131477/a-risk-assessment-score-and-initial-high-sensitivity-troponin-combine-to-identify-low-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-emergency-department
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John W Pickering, Dylan Flaws, Stephen W Smith, Jaimi Greenslade, Louise Cullen, William Parsonage, Edward Carlton, A Mark Richards, Richard Troughton, Christopher Pemberton, Peter M George, Martin P Than
OBJECTIVES: Early discharge of patients with presentations triggering assessment for possible acute coronary syndrome is safe when clinical assessment indicates low-risk, biomarkers are negative, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) are non-ischemic. We hypothesized that the Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain Score (EDACS) combined with a single measurement of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) could allow early discharge of a clinically meaningful proportion of patients. METHODS: We pooled data from 4 patient cohorts from New Zealand and Australia presenting to an ED with symptoms suggestive of ACS...
November 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130017/clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-suspected-poststroke-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Sylvia Marie Biso, Marvin Lu, Toni Anne De Venecia, Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi, Sujani Yadlapati, Marina Kishlyansky, Harish Seetha Rammohan, Vincent M Figueredo
Background: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can complicate acute ischemic stroke, causing significant morbidity and mortality. To date, literatures that describe poststroke acute coronary syndrome and its morbidity and mortality burden are lacking. Methods: This is a single center, retrospective study where clinical characteristics, cardiac evaluation, and management of patients with suspected poststroke ACS were compared and analyzed for their association with inpatient mortality and 1-year all-cause mortality...
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125616/acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-involving-the-iliac-and-left-renal-arteries-misdiagnosed-as-myocardial-infarction
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Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Anastase Dzudie, Sidick Mouliom, Leopold Aminde, Romuald Hentchoya, Martin H Abanda, Charles Mve Mvondo, Vanina D Wanko, Henry N Luma
Acute aortic dissection is the most frequent and deadly presentation of acute aortic syndromes. Its incidence is estimated at three to four cases per 100 000 persons per year. Its clinical presentation may be misleading, with misdiagnosis ranging between 14.1 and 38% in many series. A late diagnosis or absence of early and appropriate management is associated with mortality rates as high as 50 and 80% by the third day and second week, respectively, especially in proximal lesions. We report on the case of a 53-year-old man who presented with type A aortic dissection, misdiagnosed as acute myocardial infarction, who later died on day 12 of hospitalisation...
November 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122513/tako-tsubo-syndrome-in-men-rare-but-with-poor-prognosis
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Alberto Pérez-Castellanos, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Mireia Andrés, Alessandro Sionis, Manuel Almendro-Delia, Ana Martín-García, María Cruz Aguilera, Eduardo Pereyra, José A Linares Vicente, Bernardo García de la Villa, Iván J Núñez-Gil
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Tako-tsubo syndrome is a potentially serious disease during the acute phase. It mimics myocardial infarction, but with no potentially causative coronary lesions. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical course and outcome of patients with tako-tsubo syndrome by sex. METHODS: We analyzed the characteristics of patients included in the RETAKO registry from 2003 to 2015, a multicenter registry with participation of 32 Spanish hospitals...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122235/-acute-stress-and-broken-heart-syndrome-a-case-report
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Juliana Vergel, Sebastián Tamayo-Orozco, Andrés Felipe Vallejo-Gómez, María Teresa Posada, Diana Restrepo
INTRODUCTION: Stress has been associated with an acute heart failure syndrome of important morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Case report and non-systematic review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman with a history of an untreated generalized anxiety disorder, whom after the violent death of her son presented with oppressive chest pain irradiated to neck and left superior extremity, lasting for more than 30minutes, initial clinical suspect suggests acute coronary syndrome...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121752/identification-of-coronary-artery-calcification-can-optimize-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Daniel O Bittner, Richard A P Takx, Pedro V Staziaki, Sumbal Janjua, Tomas G Neilan, Nandini M Meyersohn, Michael T Lu, Anand M Prabhakar, John T Nagurney, Udo Hoffmann, Brian B Ghoshhajra
BACKGROUND: The number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is substantial. We tested whether identification of coronary artery calcium (CAC) can improve the negative predictive value (NPV) of clinical risk assessment for ACS in patients with acute chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 826 consecutive patients (mean age: 53±11years; 42% female) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) or initially elevated serum biomarkers, whom underwent non-contrast CT, to assess the CAC score, and CT angiography (CTA), to detect coronary stenosis...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117666/prognostic-significance-of-non-chest-pain-symptoms-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Inna Kim, Min Chul Kim, Keun Ho Park, Doo Sun Sim, Young Joon Hong, Ju Han Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park, Myeong Chan Cho, Jong Jin Kim, Young Jo Kim, Youngkeun Ahn
Background/Aims: Chest pain is an essential symptom in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). One-third of patients with ACS present atypically, which can influence their receiving timely lifesaving therapy. Methods: A total of 617 NSTEMI patients from the Korea Acute MI Registry (KAMIR) and the Korea Working Group on MI (KorMI) databases were analyzed. The study population was divided into two groups by symptoms at presentation (typical symptoms group, 128; atypical symptoms groups, 128)...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108538/-upper-abdominal-pain-caused-by-oesophageal-perforation
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EDITORIAL
Bastian Neesgaard, Anne-Sophie Sejling, Lene Arguimbau Ostenfeld-Møller
Boerhaave's syndrome or spontaneous oesophageal perforation is associated with significant mortality de-pending on time of diagnosis and initiation of treatment. However, the diagnosis is often delayed, as the condition mimics more frequent causes of chest- and abdominal pain. This case report describes a patient with severe upper ab-dominal and back pain following ructus in an effort to loosen a piece of candy stuck in the oesophagus. The case demon-strates, that Boerhaave's syndrome should always be con-sidered in patients presenting with acute chest- or upper abdominal pain...
November 6, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107441/real-life-experience-with-hydroxyurea-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-multicenter-study-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-heterogeneous-descent
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Paolo Rigano, Lucia De Franceschi, Laura Sainati, Antonio Piga, Frédéric B Piel, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Carmelo Fidone, Nicoletta Masera, Giovanni Palazzi, Barbara Gianesin, Gian Luca Forni
We conducted the first nation-wide cohort study of sickle cell disease (SCD) in Italy, a Southern European country exposed to intense recent flux migration from endemic areas for SCD. We evaluate the impact of hydroxyurea on a total of 652 pediatric and adult patients from 33 Reference Centers for SCD (mean age 24.5±15years, 51.4% males). Hydroxyurea median treatment duration was 7years (range: <1year to 29years) at a mean therapeutic dose of 18±4.7mg/kg/day. Hydroxyurea was associated with a significant increase in mean total and fetal hemoglobin and a significant decrease in mean hemoglobin S, white blood and platelet counts, and lactate dehydrogenase levels...
October 9, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102364/immediate-and-1-year-follow-up-with-the-novel-nanosurface-modified-cobra-pzf-stent
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Luc Maillard, Alain Tavildari, Nicolas Barra, Jacques Billé, Patrick Joly, Patrick Peycher, Marc Silvestri, François Vochelet
BACKGROUND: The COBRA PzF coronary stent, which has a unique nano-coating of Polyzene-F, was developed to reduce the risk of stent thrombosis. AIMS: To report procedural and 1-year clinical outcomes following COBRA PzF coronary stent implantation in a real-world percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) registry. METHODS: All patients assigned to treatment with the COBRA PzF in the GCS Axium Rambot Center, Aix-en-Provence, France between February 2013 to June 2014 were prospectively enrolled...
October 25, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101917/troponin-testing-in-the-primary-care-setting
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Manuela S Mauro, Adam J Nelson, Michael B Stokes
BACKGROUND: Chest pain is a common presenting complaint in general practice. Serum troponin testing is an important clinical tool to help identify patients who present with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). OBJECTIVE: This article will discuss the role of troponin testing in the diagnosis of ACS, and the role of high-sensitive troponin, which is now in widespread use. The importance of clinical acumen in the interpretation of troponin testing and the pitfalls of troponin testing in the primary care setting will also be explored...
November 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098436/low-impact-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-associated-with-decreased-postoperative-morbidity-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Nicola de'Angelis, Solafah Abdalla, Maria Clotilde Carra, Vincenzo Lizzi, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Anoosha Habibi, Pablo Bartolucci, Frédéric Galactéros, Alexis Laurent, Francesco Brunetti
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most frequent surgeries performed in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). LC in SCD patients is associated with a particularly high postoperative morbidity. The aim of the present study is to assess the safety and feasibility of cholecystectomy performed by mini-laparoscopy with low- and stable-pressure pneumoperitoneum (MLC + LSPP) and to compare the rate of postoperative SCD-related morbidity with standard LC. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive SCD patients admitted between November 2015 and March 2017 for cholelithiasis requiring surgery were compared with an historical cohort of 126 SCD patients who underwent LC for the same indication...
November 2, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096885/stress-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-cancer-patients
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Dana Elena Giza, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Ezequiel Munoz, Gloria Iliescu, Danai Kitkungvan, Saamir A Hassan, Peter Kim, Michael S Ewer, Cezar Iliescu
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SC), is underrecognized in cancer patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence, natural history, and triggers of SC in cancer patients and its impact on cancer therapy and overall survival. A total of 30 subjects fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for SC at MD Anderson Cancer Center over a 6-year period. Clinical presentation, electrocardiogram, laboratory data, and transthoracic echocardiogram results registered during the acute phase and follow-up were collected...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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