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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100570/a-rare-cause-of-constrictive-pericarditis
#1
Shane Patrick Flood, Omar Ayah, Satoshi Furukawa, Robert B Norris
A 67-year-old man presented with 3 months of exertional dyspnoea and 1 week of oedema. Examination revealed elevated neck veins, pulsus paradoxus, muffled heart sounds, decreased breath sounds and pedal oedema. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) demonstrated cardiac tamponade, and chest X-ray showed pleural effusion. Pericardiocentesis, thoracocentesis, laboratory investigations and CT did not elucidate an underlying aetiology. Three weeks later, he presented with recurrent cardiac tamponade and pleural effusion...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100060/boerhaave-s-syndrome-diagnostic-gastroscopy
#2
Rocío Ferreiro-Iglesias, Manuel Narciso Blanco Freire, Manuel Paz Novo, J Enrique Domínguez Muñoz
A 47-year-old man was attended at the emergency room for severe chest pain after eating sausage with subsequent vomiting and mild upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In the chest radiography we could not see abnormalities. He referred previous episodes of choking without consulting. The urgent gastroscopy detected tertiary contractile activity (nutcracker esophagus) and a foreign body in the lower third of the esophagus. After removing the food bolus, we observed a 4 cm longitudinal tear compatible with esophageal rupture or Boerhaave's syndrome in the right posterior wall of the lower esophagus, proximal to the gastroesophageal junction...
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090260/redefining-effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-with-echocardiography
#3
Pieter van der Bijl, Philip Herbst, Anton F Doubell
BACKGROUND: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic role of echocardiography in tuberculous ECP. METHODS: Intrapericardial and right atrial pressures were measured pre- and post-pericardiocentesis, and right ventricular and left ventricular pressures were measured post-pericardiocentesis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusions...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080896/traumatic-foreign-body-pericarditis-in-a-toco-toucan-ramphastos-toco
#4
Mireia Máinez, Jorge Rosell, Roger Such, Teresa Cardona, Carles Juan-Sallés
An approximately 10-yr-old, captive-born female toco toucan ( Ramphastos toco ) was presented due to an acute onset of depression and apathy. On visual and physical examination, it showed an abnormal posture and dehydration, respectively. Serum biochemistry revealed hyperuricemia (39.4 mg/dl) and elevated glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT; 1,050 U/L). Radiographs demonstrated an enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. The bird died 7 days after presentation, despite treatment with enrofloxacin, allopurinol, a preparation of hepatorenal protectors, and complex B vitamins with dextrose...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079270/treatment-of-adults-with-idiopathic-recurrent-pericarditis-novel-use-of-immunotherapy
#5
Nicholas C Schwier, Genevieve Hale, Marie L Davies
Idiopathic recurrent pericarditis (IRP) can be challenging to treat. Even after guideline-directed, first-line treatment consisting of aspirin (ASA) or a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) in combination with colchicine therapy, recurrences still occur in greater than 20% of patients. Many patients then require treatment with long-term corticosteroids, which is not a favorable option due to their short- and long-term adverse effects. Since it is theorized that the pathophysiology of IRP may possess autoimmune sequelae, the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of IRP has emerged...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069668/correction-to-a-case-of-rheumatic-fibrinous-pericarditis
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January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068282/serological-and-molecular-biological-studies-of-parvovirus-b19-coxsackie-b-viruses-and-adenoviruses-as-potential-cardiotropic-viruses-in-bulgaria
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Stefka Kr Ivanova, Svetla G Angelova, Asya P Stoyanova, Irina L Georgieva, Lubomira K Nikolaeva-Glomb, Zafira G Mihneva, Neli St Korsun
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory diseases of the heart (myocarditis, pericarditis) are commonly caused by viruses. Among the human cardiotropic viruses, parvovirus B19, Coxsackie B viruses, and adenoviruses play a leading role. AIM: The aim of the present study was to determine the presumptive causative role of parvovirus B19, Coxsackie B viruses, and adenoviruses in the development of myocarditis, pericarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy by demonstrating the presence of specific antiviral antibodies or viral DNA in patients' serum samples...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062267/constrictive-pericarditis-a-practical-clinical-approach
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William R Miranda, Jae K Oh
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) represents a form of severe diastolic heart failure (HF), secondary to a noncompliant pericardium. The true prevalence of CP is unknown but it is observed in 0.2-0.4% of patients who have undergone cardiac surgery or have had pericardial trauma or inflammation due to a variety of etiologies. Despite its poor prognosis if untreated, CP is a potentially curable disease and surgical pericardiectomy can now be performed at low perioperative mortality in tertiary centers with surgical expertise in pericardial diseases...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062266/pericardial-masses-cysts-and-diverticula-a-comprehensive-review-using-multimodality-imaging
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REVIEW
Albree Tower-Rader, Deborah Kwon
Pericardial masses/tumors, cysts, and diverticula are quite rare. Presentation is variable and often patients may be asymptomatic with pericardial involvement initially only detected at time of autopsy. When patients do present with symptoms they are often non-specific and often mimic other conditions of the pericardium such as pericarditis, pericardial effusion, constriction or tamponade. Therefore, echocardiography and cross-sectional imaging is essential in identifying and characterizing pericardial disease...
January 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056838/first-case-report-of-myopericarditis-linked-to-campylobacter-coli-enterocolitis
#10
Cameron R M Moffatt, Soniah B Moloi, Karina J Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of mostly self-limiting enterocolitis. Although rare, pericarditis and myopericarditis have been increasingly documented as complications following campylobacteriosis. Such cases have occurred predominantly in younger males, and involved a single causative species, namely Campylobacter jejuni. We report the first case of myopericarditis following Campylobacter coli enterocolitis, with illness occurring in an immunocompetent middle-aged female...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053559/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-links-risks-and-management-strategies
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Konstantinos Tselios, Dafna D Gladman, Murray B Urowitz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by the second highest prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), after systemic sclerosis, among the connective tissue diseases. SLE-associated PAH is hemodynamically defined by increased mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mmHg) with normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (≤15 mmHg) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Estimated prevalence ranges from 0.5% to 17.5% depending on the diagnostic method used and the threshold of right ventricular systolic pressure in studies using transthoracic echocardiogram...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043486/tuberculosis-in-children
#12
Ali Akbar Velayati
Tuberculosis (TB) is the main cause of infection-related death in the world. Children make up ∼5-15% of all TB cases. Severe forms of disease such as meningitis and disseminated form are more common in children. Due to current estimates of World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, one million children suffer from TB around the world; of these, it is estimated that more than 136,000 die a year. One study estimated 67million children with latent TB which develops to active form with the rate of ∼850,000 each year...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043397/angiosarcoma-of-the-heart-presenting-as-subacute%C3%A2-pericarditis
#13
Alexandra L Joseph, Frank E Wilklow, John J Olivier, Georges J Joseph, David Luke Glancy
A young woman, who presented with what appeared to be subacute pericarditis, was found to have primary angiosarcoma of the heart, a condition that is nearly always fatal regardless of the therapy.
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040771/transplantation-in-a-patient-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-infective-endocarditis-pericarditis-and-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#14
Eunise Chen, Nicholas Clarke, Lynn Huffman, Matthias Peltz
Heart failure patients with pacemaker or defibrillator-associated endocarditis in cardiogenic shock have few treatment options. We present a case of an INTERMACS I patient who developed device infection, sepsis, bacterial pericarditis and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. The patient was stabilized with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and successfully transplanted.
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031837/carcinomatous-pleuritis-and-pericarditis-accompanied-by-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#15
Munechika Hara, Shin-Ichiro Iwakami, Naohisa Matsumoto, Taichi Miyawaki, Ryo Wada, Kazuhisa Takahashi
Although both lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) commonly occur in clinical practice, little attention has been paid to their coexistence. A 62-year-old female was admitted with acute dyspnoea secondary to cardiac tamponade. During her admission, a mass lesion harbouring air bronchograms in the right upper lobe rapidly increased in size. Surgical lung, pericardial, and pleural specimens yielded TB from a nodule in the right upper lobe and lung adenocarcinoma from the pericardium and pleura. Anti-tuberculous therapy was administered and gefitinib was subsequently started after the positive identification of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (exon 19 deletion)...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027743/igg4-related-cardiovascular-disease-the-emerging-role-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#16
REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
Immunoglobulin 4-related disease (IgG4-related disease) is a systemic inflammatory disease that presents with increases of serum IgG4. It may affect various systems, including the cardiovascular (CV) system. Assessment of serum IgG4 levels and involved organ biopsy are necessary for diagnosis. IgG4-related disease is characterized by fibrosclerosis, lymphocytic infiltration and presence of IgG4-positive plasma cells. The disease usually responds to treatment with corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medication...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018824/pericarditis-in-a-child-with-an-intrapericardial-bronchogenic-cyst
#17
Tim Attmann, Christina Grothusen, Carsten Rickers, Peter Dütschke, Hans-Heiner Kramer, Jens Scheewe
Background An intrapericardial bronchogenic cyst (IBC) is a rare congenital malformation seemingly asymptomatic in most subjects. Case Description A 9-year-old boy presented with persistent chest pain and fever. Imaging revealed a large pericardial effusion with a tumor located at the left atrial appendage extending behind the great vessels. Mass rupture with scattered mucoid debris was found intra-operatively. The tumor was excised and the IBC was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. A postcardiotomy syndrome occurred four weeks post-operative...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012055/childhood-versus-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-long-term-outcome-and-predictors-of-mortality
#18
Alimohammad Fatemi, Mohammad Matinfar, Abbas Smiley
The aim of this study was to compare survival of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (c-SLE) and adult-onset SLE (a-SLE) according to initial manifestations. This was a retrospective cohort study. All patients were categorized into c-SLE (≤18 years) and a-SLE (>18 years). The clinical and serological data at the time of diagnosis were recorded and compared. Kaplan-Meier curves were used to compare survival rates between the two groups. Predictors of mortality were obtained by a backward Cox regression...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011971/tuberculous-pericarditis-a-case-report
#19
Affan Denk, Mehmet Ali Kobat, Safak Ozer Balin, Sumeyye Selim Kara, Orhan Dogdu
Pericardial effusion is common disease and difficult to diagnose. Tuberculosis accounts for up to 4% of acute pericarditis and 7% of cardiac tamponade cases. Quick treatment can be lifesaving but requires accurate diagnosis. We report a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with a 3-week history of fever with chills, non-productive cough and dyspnea. The case was diagnosed by positivity of acid-fast staining, culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the aspirated pericardial fluid and treated promptly with antituberculosis drugs...
1, 2016: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006651/identification-of-dengue-type-2-virus-in-febrile-travellers-returning-from-burkina-faso-to-france-related-to-an-ongoing-outbreak-october-to-november-2016
#20
Carole Eldin, Philippe Gautret, Antoine Nougairede, Mélanie Sentis, Laetitia Ninove, Nadia Saidani, Matthieu Million, Philippe Brouqui, Remi Charrel, Philippe Parola
Dengue fever is rarely reported in travellers returning from Africa. We report two cases of dengue fever in travellers returning from Burkina Faso to France. One of them presented a severe dengue fever with ALT > 1,000 IU/L and pericarditis. Serotype 2 was identified. The cases reflect a large ongoing outbreak with over 1,000 reported cases between August and November in the capital city. Clinicians should consider dengue fever in malaria-negative febrile travellers returning from Africa.
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
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