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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336251/isolating-colchicine-in-19th-century-an-old-drug-revisited
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Marianna Karamanou, Gregory Tsoucalas, Konstantinos Pantos, George Androutsos
Colchicine is a tricyclic alkaloid extracted from the herbaceous plant Colchicum autumnale. Known since antiquity for its therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of gout, colchicine was reintroduced in 19th century pharmacopeia, thanks to the work of the French chemists and pharmacists Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (1788-1842) and Joseph Bienaime Caventou (1795-1877) who in 1819, isolated a peculiar substance in the roots of Colchicum autumnale. In 1833, the substance was further analyzed by the German pharmacist and chemist Philipp Lorenz Geiger (1785-1836), who coined the name colchicine...
January 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336247/the-role-of-colchicine-in-the-treatment-of-autoinflammatory-diseases
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Georgia Liantinioti, Antonios A Argyris, Athanase D Protogerou, Panayiotis Vlachoyiannopoulos
Colchicine has been longstanding and widely used for the treatment of acute gout flares and prevention of gout relapses. Its use has been extended to a series of autoinflammatory diseases, such as familial Mediterranean fever and more recently to periodic fever with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis, Behcet's disease and idiopathic recurrent acute pericarditis. In this review, we summarize current indications of colchicine use, discuss its pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action and examine its use in the treatment of autoinflammatory diseases...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336245/the-role-of-colchicine-in-pericardial-syndromes
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George Lazaros, Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Emilia Lazarou, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Colchicine is an old drug originally employed for the treatment of inflammatory disorders such as acute gout and familiar Mediterranean fever. METHODS: In the past few decades, colchicine has been at the forefront of the pharmacotherapy of several cardiac diseases, including acute and recurrent pericarditis, coronary artery disease, prevention of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. In this review, we have summarized the current evidence based medicine and guidelines recommendations in the specific context of pericardial syndromes...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334903/a-rare-case-of-pericarditis-and-pleural-empyema-secondary-to-transdiaphragmatic-extension-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Eunae Cho, Sang Woo Park, Chung Hwan Jun, Sang Soo Shin, Eun Kyu Park, Kyo Seon Lee, Seon Young Park, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
BACKGROUND: Transdiaphragmatic extension of pyogenic liver abscess is the rarest cause of pericarditis and pleural empyema. It is a rapidly progressive and highly lethal infection with mortality rates reaching 100% if left untreated. However, the transmission route, treatment methods and prognosis have not been well studied. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male patient presented with a fever, dyspnea, and right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen showed huge liver abscess without full liquefaction in the left lobe, large amount of left pleural effusion, and mild pericardial effusion, and the patient was treated with parenteral antibiotics and pigtail insertion at the left pleura...
January 15, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333818/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-hospitalization-and-case-fatality-risk-in-10-pediatric-facilities-in-argentina
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Ángela Gentile, Julia Bakir, Gabriela Ensinck, Aldo Cancellara, Enrique V Casanueva, Verónica Firpo, Martín Caruso, María F Lución, Alejandro Santillán Iturres, Fabiana Molina, Héctor J Abate, Andrea Gajo Gane, Santiago López Papucci
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are prevalent both in Argentina and worldwide, and they may have a severe clinical course. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the hospitalization rate and case fatality risk factors of CA-MRSA infection. METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study. All patients < 15 years old with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (CA-SA) infections admitted to 10 pediatric facilities between January 2012 and December 2014 were included...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322942/purulent-pericarditis-an-unusual-complication-of-pneumococcal-pneumonia-a-case-report
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Ghizlane Zoulati, Ramatou Yèya Maïga, Rachid Kerzaz, Ghita Yahyaoui, Mustapha Harandou, Mustapha Mahmoud
Purulent pericarditis has become rare since the advent of antibiotics. Among the involved germs, S. pneumoniae remains the most implicated pathogen to evoke in principle, especially that prescription of systematic antibiotics for any febrile condition can considerably mask the clinical picture. A 36-year-old pregnant woman was visiting the emergency department for dyspnea and flu-like syndrom that had been going on for a week. The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that allows the evacuation of a purulent fluid...
January 11, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322712/a-cross-sectional-study-of-cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-urban-indian-tertiary-care-centre-with-emphasis-on-2-d-echocardiography
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Seema Kini, Chetan Vekhande, Vikram Londhey
Background: Cardiovascular manifestations are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with SLE. A wide range of manifestations due to active lupus, like pericarditis, valvular affection, myocarditis, and less commonly pulmonary hypertension, are described. This study was undertaken to study cardiovascular manifestations in SLE, with a focus on echocardiography findings, in an urban Indian setting. Methodology: Fifty consecutive cases of SLE following up in the Rheumatology Clinic of TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable hospital, an Indian tertiary care hospital were studied...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321423/constrictive-pericarditis-as-a-long-term-undetermined-etiology-of-ascites-and-edema
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Takahiro Kamio, Eiji Hiraoka, Kotaro Obunai, Hiroyuki Watanabe
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is defined as impedance to diastolic filling caused by a fibrotic pericardium. The diagnosis of CP is a clinical challenge and requires a high index of clinical suspicion. The signs and symptoms of CP include fatigue, edema, ascites, and liver dysfunction. These can be mistakenly diagnosed as primary liver disease. We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with a 7-year history of leg edema and a 2-year history of ascites who was initially diagnosed with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and was finally diagnosed with CP...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321034/diagnostic-and-prognostic-utility-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-implications-for-clinical-trials
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Prathap Kanagala, Adrian S H Cheng, Anvesha Singh, John McAdam, Anna-Marie Marsh, Jayanth R Arnold, Iain B Squire, Leong L Ng, Gerry P McCann
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a poorly characterized condition. We aimed to phenotype patients with HFpEF using multiparametric stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and to assess the relationship to clinical outcomes. METHODS: One hundred and fifty four patients (51% male, mean age 72 ± 10 years) with a diagnosis of HFpEF underwent transthoracic echocardiography and CMR during a single study visit. The CMR protocol comprised cine, stress/rest perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement imaging on a 3T scanner...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311500/thoracoscopic-thymectomy-using-a-subxiphoid-approach-for-anterior-mediastinal-tumors
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Hiroki Numanami, Motoki Yano, Masayuki Yamaji, Rumiko Taguchi, Chihiro Furuta, Ryoichi Nakanishi, Masayuki Haniuda
PURPOSE: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques have been widely used for resection of mediastinal tumors. This study investigated the usefulness of the subxiphoid approach in thoracoscopic thymectomy. METHODS: In all, 36 patients with anterior mediastinal tumor underwent thymectomy using the subxiphoid approach in two Japanese institutions. These patients were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: There were 16 females and 20 males with a mean age of 57 years...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300912/characteristics-of-cellular-composition-in-malignant-pericardial-effusion-and-its-association-with-the-clinical-course-of-carcinomatous-pericarditis
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Takuya Oyakawa, Nao Muraoka, Kei Iida, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Tateaki Naito, Katsuhiro Omae
To date, the cellular composition of malignant pericardial effusion (MPE) and its association with the clinical course of carcinomatous pericarditis remain unclear. We aimed to determine the MPE cellular composition and its association with carcinomatous pericarditis. Forty-four cases indicated for pericardial drainage due to symptomatic carcinomatous pericarditis were retrospectively reviewed; the blood cell count and composition of MPE were examined. The most dominant cells in MPE were neutrophils. The appearance ratio of an atypical cell in cytologically positive MPE was 95...
December 29, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296059/clinical-features-management-and-outcome-of-patients-with-constrictive-pericarditis-experience-from-a-third-world-country
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Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Muhammad Umer Tariq
Objectives: To study the clinical features, management and outcome of patients with constrictive pericarditis, at a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. Design: Descriptive study. Material & method: All consecutive patients with the final diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis, admitted at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, during the year 2005 to 2015 were included in the study. Results: A total of 21 patients were diagnosed and managed as constrictive pericarditis during the above mentioned period...
January 2018: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285598/diagnosis-of-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Morgane Van Wettere, Onorina Bruno, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Valérie Vilgrain, Maxime Ronot
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is defined by clinical and laboratory signs associated with partial or complete impairment of hepatic venous drainage in the absence of right heart failure or constrictive pericarditis. Primary BCS is the most frequent type and is a complication of hypercoagulable states, in particular myeloproliferative neoplasms. Secondary BCS involves tumor invasion or extrinsic compression. Most patients present with chronic BCS including a non-cirrhotic, dysmorphic, chronic liver disease with various degrees of fibrosis deposition...
December 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280197/fulminant-cryptococcus-neoformans-infection-with-fatal-pericardial-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-who-was-treated-with-ruxolitinib-case-report-and-review-of-fungal-pericarditis
#14
Jing Liu, Elie Mouhayar, Jeffrey J Tarrand, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
Cryptococcus neoformans is a saprophytic fungal pathogen that can cause serious illness in immune-compromised hosts and it presents with a wide variety of clinical symptoms. We present a fatal case of fulminant C. neoformans infection presenting as pericardial tamponade in a 71-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia undergoing chemotherapy with the JAK-STAT inhibitor ruxolitinib. We also review the published cases of fungal pericarditis/tamponade. In addition to illustrating an atypical presentation of C...
December 27, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276442/constrictive-pericarditis-5-months-after-radiation-therapy-in-a-62-year-old-woman-with-esophageal-cancer
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Beeletsega T Yeneneh, Sorcha Allen, Prasad Panse, Farouk Mookadam, William Rule
Most pericardial changes appear within a few weeks in patients who have undergone radiation therapy for thoracic neoplasms. Chronic pericardial constriction typically occurs decades later, consequent to fibrosis. Early constrictive pericarditis after chest irradiation is quite rare. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who underwent radiation therapy for esophageal cancer and presented with constrictive pericarditis 5 months later. We searched the English-language medical literature from January 1986 through December 2015 for reports of early constrictive pericarditis after irradiation for thoracic malignancies...
December 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251758/a-case-of-tuberculous-pericarditis-on-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Aleksandra Jakimów-Kostrzewa, Łukasz A Małek, Krzysztof Grabowski, Bożena Werner, Michał Brzewski
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2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249362/-miliary-tuberculosis
#17
N Zaghba, K El Hachimi, H Benjelloun, N Yassine
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis miliary is a severe and rare form of tuberculosis. It is often due to a haematogenous spread of the bacillus of Koch and represents less than 2 % of tuberculosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 81 cases of tuberculous miliary collected at the Department of respiratory diseases of the Ibn Rochd university hospital in Casablanca between September 2003 and November 2016. RESULTS: A female predominance was noted with 58 % of the cases...
December 14, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248269/uremic-pericarditis-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-prevalence-symptoms-and-outcome-in-2017
#18
Yassamine Bentata, F Hamdi, A Chemlal, I Haddiya, N Ismaili, N El Ouafi
The prevalence of uremic pericarditis (UP) used to range from 3% to 41%. More recently, it has decreased to about 5%-20% and to <5% in the last decades, as hemodialysis techniques have become widely used and dialysis quality improved. The objective of this work is to determine the initial clinical picture and the prognosis of patients presenting End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with UP. MATERIALS: This is a retrospective study (May 2015-September 2017). Inclusion criteria targeted patients who had uremic pericarditis defined as pericarditis occurring in a patient with ESRD before initiation of renal replacement therapy, or within eight weeks of its initiation...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247810/surgical-revascularization-of-the-celiac-artery-for-persistent-intestinal-ischemia-in-short-bowel-syndrome
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Arnaud Roussel, Alexandre Nuzzo, Quentin Pellenc, Yves Castier, Romain De Blic, Pierre Cerceau, Célia Boulitrop, Mathieu Coblence, Sonia Aguir, Pierre Mordant, Léon Maggiori, Audrey Huguet, Annie Sibert, Francisca Joly, Olivier Corcos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Without prompt superior mesenteric artery (SMA) revascularization, acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) frequently leads to death or short bowel syndrome (SBS). In SBS patients, persistent or chronic intestinal ischemia (PII) of the remnant bowel can lead to recurrences of AMI. Since SMA revascularization is sometimes unfeasible, celiac artery (CA) revascularization may improve blood supply to the remnant bowel. The aim of this study was to describe and to assess our experience of the CA revascularization in case of SMA occlusion unsuitable for revascularization in the setting of PII in SBS patients...
January 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240719/pericardial-effusion-as-a-presenting-symptom-of-hashimoto-thyroiditis-a-case-report
#20
Alberto Leonardi, Laura Penta, Marta Cofini, Lucia Lanciotti, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Background: Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) is the most frequent cause of acquired hypothyroidism in paediatrics. HT is usually diagnosed in older children and adolescents, mainly in females and is rare in infants and toddlers with cardiac involvement, including pericardial effusion, that can be found in 10% to 30% of adult HT cases. In this paper, a child with HT and pericardial effusion as the most important sign of HT is described. Case presentation: A four-year-old male child suffering for a few months from recurrent abdominal pain sometimes associated with vomiting underwent an abdominal ultrasound scan outside the hospital...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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