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Emine Keles, Sevinc Sarinc Ulasli, Nursel Calik Basaran, Elif Babaoglu, Deniz Koksal
Treatment with low-potency anti-psychotic agents is an important risk factor in the development of pulmonary embolism (PE). We report a case of 74years old female patient receiving olanzapine for psychotic depression admitted to the emergency service with the complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. She had tachypnea, hypotension and tachycardia. Arterial blood gas analysis showed hypoxemia-hypocapnia and D-dimer level was high. Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) demonstrated pulmonary embolism in both main pulmonary arteries, through lobar and segmental branches...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804656/pneumomediastinum-and-mediastinal-hematoma-secondary-to-right-brachiocephalic-vein-thrombectomy-mimicking-stemi
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Prem Shukla, Prudence Dy, Rishi Raj, Sayee Sundar Alagusundaramoorthy, Noel Nivera
A 50-year-old male with a history of hemodialysis dependent chronic kidney disease presented to our emergency department with acute midsternal crushing chest pain. Patient was diagnosed with acute anterolateral wall Myocardial Infraction due to the presence of corresponding ST segment elevations in EKG and underwent emergent cardiac catheterization which revealed normal patent coronaries without any disease. He continued to have chest pain for which CT of the chest was done which revealed pneumomediastinum with mediastinal hematoma, due to the recent attempted thrombectomy for thrombus in his right brachiocephalic vein...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802985/clinical-analysis-of-48-h-emergency-department-visit-post-outpatient-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-for-urolithiasis
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Chin-Heng Lu, Junne-Yih Kuo, Tzu-Ping Lin, Yi-Hsiu Huang, Hsiao-Jen Chung, William J S Huang, Howard H H Wu, Yen-Hwa Chang, Alex T L Lin, Kuang-Kuo Chen
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from renal or ureteral stones can undergo significant discomfort, even when timely diagnosed and treated. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and safety of outpatient Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) in the management of patients with renal or ureteral stones. METHODS: In this study, our cohort consisted of 844 outpatients who underwent outpatient ESWL treated between February 2012 and November 2014 at Taipei Veterans General Hospital...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801954/an-analysis-of-inpatient-pediatric-sickle-cell-disease-incidence-costs-and-outcomes
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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/28801278/-a-rare-case-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-after-emotional-stress-in-a-postmenopausal-woman
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Yuan DU, Ke Han, Ling Bai, Ping Liu
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction. While its etiology and pathogenesis remain not fully understood, SCAD occurs most frequently in patients at a young age and of a female gender. We report a case of SCAD in a 52-year-old healthy postmenopausal woman who developed acute myocardial infarction and subsequent ventricular aneurysm after emotional stress. This case may provide valuable insight into this rare disease and highlights the importance of psychological factors as contributing factors of SCAD in postmenopausal women with acute onset of chest pain...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797398/right-middle-lobe-collapse-and-pleural-effusion-in-an-18-year-old-man
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Joshua Patterson, David Graham, Alan George, Micah Will, Deena Sutter
An 18-year-old African American male subject presented to an acute care clinic with 3 days of productive cough, chills, pleuritic right chest pain, sore throat with hoarseness, congestion, and intermittent shortness of breath. He recently relocated to Texas from Georgia to undergo basic military training. He denied any other recent travel or contact with persons with pulmonary TB or other respiratory illnesses. His medical history was significant for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and sickle cell trait...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793384/factors-that-influence-care-priority-for-chest-pain-patients-using-the-manchester-triage-system
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Carine Lais Nonnenmacher, Ananda Ughini Bertoldo Pires, Vitor Monteiro Moraes, Amália de Fátima Lucena
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Analyze crucial factors for determining care priority for patients with acute myocardial infarction based on the Manchester Triage System. BACKGROUND: Triage is the first potentially critical step in the care of myocardial infarction patients. However, there are still very few studies on the factors interfering in the lack of care priority for these patients, impacting their treatment and prognosis. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study with 217 patients in the emergency department of a Brazilian hospital...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780509/rehospitalizations-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-results-from-a-multi-center-randomized-trial
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Ernest Spitzer, Martina Frei, Serge Zaugg, Susanne Hadorn, Henning Kelbaek, Miodrag Ostojic, Andreas Baumbach, David Tüller, Marco Roffi, Thomas Engstrom, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Vladan Vukcevic, Michael Magro, Ran Kornowski, Thomas F Lüscher, Clemens von Birgelen, Dik Heg, Stephan Windecker, Lorenz Räber
BACKGROUND: Rehospitalizations (RHs) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction carry a high economic burden and may deteriorate quality of life. Characterizing patients at higher risk may allow the design of preventive measures. We studied the frequency, reasons, and predictors for unplanned cardiac and noncardiac RHs in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this post-hoc analysis of the COMFORTABLE AMI (Comparison of Biolimus Eluted From an Erodible Stent Coating With Bare Metal Stents in Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction; NCT00962416) trial including 1137 patients, unplanned cardiac and noncardiac RHs occurred in 133 (11...
August 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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
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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/28771550/gdf-15-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-chest-pain-patients
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Stergios Tzikas, Lars Palapies, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Tanja Zeller, Christoph Sinning, Stephan Baldus, Christoph Bickel, Vassilios Vassilikos, Karl J Lackner, Andreas Zeiher, Thomas Münzel, Stefan Blankenberg, Till Keller
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients presenting with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on timely diagnosis and proper risk stratification aided by biomarkers. We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of GDF-15 in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of AMI. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with suspected AMI were enrolled in three study centers. Cardiovascular events were assessed during a follow-up period of 6 months with a combined endpoint of death or MI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770418/acute-vs-elective-paraesophageal-hernia-repair-endoscopic-gastric-decompression-allows-semi-elective-surgery-in-a-majority-of-acute-patients
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Andrea Wirsching, Moustapha A El Lakis, Kamran Mohiuddin, Agostino Pozzi, Michal Hubka, Donald E Low
BACKGROUND: Historically, patients presenting acutely with paraesophageal hernia and requiring urgent operation demonstrated inferior outcomes compared to patients undergoing elective repair. METHODS: A prospective IRB-approved database was used to retrospectively review 570 consecutive patients undergoing paraesophageal hernia repair between 2000 and 2016. RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients presented acutely (6.7%) and 532 electively. Acute presentation was associated with increased age (74 vs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765984/-acute-chest-pain
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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
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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/28765187/non-atherosclerotic-aortic-mural-thrombus-a-rare-source-of-embolism
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Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Andree H Koop, Jose L Diaz-Gomez, Pramod K Guru
A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department with acute left-sided chest pain and left upper quadrant abdominal pain. He had a significant history of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung previously treated with right pneumonectomy who ; is currently receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin. Physical examination was remarkable for tachycardia, hypertension and mild abdominal tenderness. CT angiography revealed an aortic mural thrombus in the ascending aorta and aortic arch without dissection, aneurysm or tortuosity of the aorta...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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
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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/28761676/characterisation-of-clot-microstructure-properties-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Ahmed Sabra, Matthew James Lawrence, Robert Aubrey, Daniel Obaid, Alexander Chase, Dave Smith, Phillip Thomas, Sharon Storton, Gareth R Davies, Karl Hawkins, Phylip Rhodri Williams, Keith Morris, Phillip Adrian Evans
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with an increased prothrombotic tendency and is also linked to unfavourably altered clot microstructure. We have previously described a biomarker of clot microstructure (df) that is unfavourably altered in acute myocardial infarction. The df biomarker assesses whether the blood will form denser or looser microstructures when it clots. In this study we assessed in patients with stable chest pain whether df can differentiate between obstructed and unobstructed CAD...
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
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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/28757835/pain-relief-following-thoracic-surgical-procedures-a-literature-review-of-the-uncommon-techniques
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REVIEW
Tariq Alzahrani
Thoracic surgical procedures can be either thoracotomy or thoracoscopy. In thoracotomy, the incision could be either muscle-cutting or muscle-sparing incision. The posterolateral thoracotomy incision is used for most general thoracic surgical procedures. This incision, which involves division of the latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles, affords excellent exposure of the thoracic cavity. However, it is associated with significant morbidity, including impaired pulmonary function, postoperative chest pain, and restricted arm and shoulder movement...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756888/-can-tako-tsubo-syndrome-be-integrated-into-post-pneumonectomy-syndrome
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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
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