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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641712/wireless-the-life-and-death-of-guglielmo-marconi
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EDITORIAL
Harold Smulyan, Robert S Pinals, Lisa Pinals, Daniel Villarreal
With little training in physics, Guglielmo Marconi developed the invention that stunned the world by wirelessly connecting ships and continents. Ten years before his death, he sustained a myocardial infarction followed by unmistakable angina pectoris. His personality and unhappy family life limited his ability to cope with his disease and to deal with Italy's most respected physicians. But their descriptions of his diagnosis and management are surprisingly few. Poor record keeping, intentional news suppression of his failing health or limited medical opportunities could be the reason for this lack of information...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639982/transforming-the-nursing-classroom-into-a-clinical-setting
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Leslie G Cole, B Ann Graves, Stephanie Turner
Providing clinical opportunities for students to gain experience in managing cardiac dysrhythmias is a challenge for nursing faculty. High-risk experiences are often not available for all students or are too life-threatening to entrust to students. Faculty shortages and increasing enrollments add to declines in clinical opportunities. The use of human patient simulation (HPS) has added opportunities to experience high-risk, low-frequency clinical situations. HPS may be employed in the classroom setting to teach content related to dysrhythmia treatments...
June 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608977/treating-cardiac-dysrhythmias-by-targeting-the-neck-off-target-or-on-the-right-track
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EDITORIAL
Marat Fudim, Jonathan P Piccini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594339/cardiac-dysrhythmias-associated-with-substitutive-use-of-loperamide-a-systematic-review
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Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Qurat-Ul-Ain Riaz Sipra, Anum Riaz, Umar Zahid, Sandipan Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: Recently, several deaths secondary to cardiac arrhythmias have been reported in association with substitutive use of loperamide. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review of all reported cases to overview the epidemiologic patterns and clinical outcomes to better elucidate loperamide-induced cardiac complications. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: Association between substitutive use of loperamide and cardiac arrhythmias. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature search was conducted across 6 databases using variety of keywords to identify all reports of cardiac side effects associated with loperamide abuse...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573429/predictors-of-outcome-in-101-patients-requiring-emergent-thoracotomy-for-penetrating-pulmonary-injuries
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J A Asensio, O A Ogun, F N Mazzini, A J Perez-Alonso, L M Garcia-Núñez, P Petrone
BACKGROUND: Operative interventions are uncommonly required for penetrating pulmonary injuries. Similarly, because their incidence is low, few series appear sporadically in the literature. Objectives of this study are to identify predictors of outcome for patients requiring emergent thoracotomy for penetrating pulmonary injuries and evaluate the use of tissue sparing versus resective techniques for their management. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective 169-month study of all patients with penetrating pulmonary injuries requiring thoracotomy...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561210/cardiac-etiologies-of-hydrops-fetalis
#6
Shi-Min Yuan
Cardiac etiologies of hydrops fetalis have been a topic of concern due to challenging perinatal management. The common cardiac etiologies leading to hydrops fetalis include structural cardiac anomalies, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiac tumors, cardiomyopathy and myocarditis. The mechanisms of cardiogenic hydrops fetalis may be: 1) elevation of atrial pressure and volume overload, 2) decrease of cardiac output, and 3) development of congestive heart failure. The diagnosis of hydrops fetalis was usually made at 19-36 gestational weeks, when ultrasound is a highly effective diagnostic method...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555461/high-flow-nasal-cannulae-for-respiratory-support-in-adult-intensive-care-patients
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REVIEW
Amanda Corley, Claire M Rickard, Leanne M Aitken, Amy Johnston, Adrian Barnett, John F Fraser, Sharon R Lewis, Andrew F Smith
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannulae (HFNC) deliver high flows of blended humidified air and oxygen via wide-bore nasal cannulae and may be useful in providing respiratory support for adult patients experiencing acute respiratory failure in the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated studies that included participants 16 years of age and older who were admitted to the ICU and required treatment with HFNC. We assessed the safety and efficacy of HFNC compared with comparator interventions in terms of treatment failure, mortality, adverse events, duration of respiratory support, hospital and ICU length of stay, respiratory effects, patient-reported outcomes, and costs of treatment...
May 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546283/high-resolution-mapping-of-gastric-slow-wave-recovery-profiles-biophysical-model-methodology-and-demonstration-of-applications
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Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Leo K Cheng, Peng Du, Jack M Rogers, Gregory O'Grady
Slow waves play a central role in coordinating gastric motor activity. High-resolution mapping of extracellular potentials from the stomach provides spatiotemporal detail on normal and dysrhythmic slow-wave patterns. All mapping studies to date have focused exclusively on tissue activation; however, the recovery phase contains vital information on repolarization heterogeneity, the excitable gap, and refractory tail interactions, but has not been investigated. Here, we report a method to identify the recovery phase in slow-wave mapping data...
May 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538425/a-young-man-with-recurrent-paralysis
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Magdalena Chavez, Jeffrey Williams
Hypokalemia can cause reactions from mild muscular cramping to life-threatening paralysis and cardiac dysrhythmias. This article describes a patient whose unusual, recurrent muscular symptoms and electrolyte abnormalities were eventually identified as Gitelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder resulting in severe refractory hypokalemia.
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509704/effectiveness-of-2-hour-troponin-in-high-risk-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Joseph Bove, Steven Hochman, Jacob Miller, Stephen Artim
BACKGROUND: Research has shown the safety and effectiveness of drawing a standard troponin level at presentation and again at 2 hours in only low-risk patients. Because high-sensitivity troponins are not currently approved in the United States, we studied the utility of a standard troponin that is presently in use. Our goal was to determine if 2-hour standard troponin would be safe and effective in the evaluation of a high-risk cohort of patients never studied previously. METHODS: We conducted a single-center prospective observational study of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with signs and symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome...
June 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507627/prenatally-diagnosis-and-outcome-of-fetuses-with-cardiac-rhabdomyoma-single-centre-experience
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Ramush Bejiqi, Ragip Retkoceri, Hana Bejiqi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rhabdomyoma (CRs) are the most common primary tumour of the heart in infants and children. Usually are multiple and, basing on the location can cause a haemodynamic disturbance, dysrhythmias or heart failure during the fetal and early postnatal period. CRs have a natural history of spontaneous regression and are closely associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). It has an association with tuberous sclerosis (TS), and in those, the tumour may regress and disappear completely, or remain consistent in size...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506439/clinical-review-loperamide-toxicity
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REVIEW
Peter E Wu, David N Juurlink
Loperamide is a nonprescription opioid widely used for the treatment of diarrhea. Although it is relatively safe at therapeutic doses, increasing reports describe its misuse and abuse at very high doses either for euphoric effects or to attenuate symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Life-threatening loperamide toxicity can result from the relatively new clinical syndrome of loperamide-induced cardiac toxicity. These patients are often young and may present in cardiac arrest or with unheralded, recurrent syncope in conjunction with ECG abnormalities, including marked QT-interval prolongation, QRS-interval widening, and ventricular dysrhythmias...
May 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501383/intentional-misuse-and-abuse-of-loperamide-a-new-look-at-a-drug-with-low-abuse-potential
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Stephen W Borron, Susan H Watts, Jonathan Tull, Salvador Baeza, Stephanie Diebold, Alison Barrow
BACKGROUND: Despite its opioid properties, loperamide has long been thought to have low abuse potential due to its poor absorption from the gastrointestinal tract and limited potential to cross the blood-brain barrier. A recent patient reportedly taking loperamide to avoid heroin withdrawal symptoms, at doses approximately 100 times those recommended, directed our attention to this issue. OBJECTIVES: 1) Investigate number of cases of intentional loperamide abuse and misuse reported to poison centers between 2009 and 2015; 2) Compile reports of clinical effects of loperamide abuse; and 3) Search for evidence of increasing Internet interest in the central opioid effects of loperamide...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496494/effect-of-inhalation-of-lavender-essential-oil-on-vital-signs-in-open-heart-surgery-icu
#14
Armaiti Salamati, Soheyla Mashouf, Faraz Mojab
This study evaluated the effects of inhalation of Lavender essential oil on vital signs in open heart surgery ICU. The main complaint of patients after open-heart surgery is dysrhythmia, tachycardia, and hypertension due to stress and pain. Due to the side effects of chemical drugs, such as opioids, use of non-invasive methods such as aromatherapy for relieving stress and pain parallel to chemical agents could be an important way to decrease the dose and side effects of analgesics. In a multicenter, single-blind trial, 40 patients who had open-heart surgery were recruited...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487389/normalization-of-testosterone-levels-after-testosterone-replacement-therapy-is-associated-with-decreased-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Rishi Sharma, Olurinde A Oni, Kamal Gupta, Mukut Sharma, Ram Sharma, Vikas Singh, Deepak Parashara, Surineni Kamalakar, Buddhadeb Dawn, Guoqing Chen, John A Ambrose, Rajat S Barua
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several small studies have reported that low serum total testosterone (TT) levels were associated with a higher incidence of AF. In contrast, it is also reported that anabolic steroid use is associated with an increase in the risk of AF. To date, no study has explored the effect of testosterone normalization on new incidence of AF after testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in patients with low testosterone...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486870/long-term-cardiac-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-following-liver-transplantation-a-case-matching-study
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Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Thomas Marshall, Hamang Patel, Kelly Ural, Joseph Koveleskie, Susan Smith, Donald Ganier, Bryan Evans, Brian Fish, William Daly, Ari J Cohen, George Loss, Amjad Bokhari, Bobby Nossaman
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study examined the role of aortic valve (AV) disease in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) to determine the incidence of postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality when compared with a matched control group without AV disease. METHODS: Patients were included in the AV group if diagnosed with aortic stenosis (AS) or aortic regurgitation or had received AV replacement prior to OLT. The AV group (n = 53) was matched to a control group (n = 212) with the following preoperative variables: type of organ transplanted, age, gender, race, body mass index, MELD, redo-transplantation, preoperative renal replacement therapy, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466690/a-unique-intracardiac-shunt-identifying-complex-anatomy-in-reoperative-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#17
Billie-Jean Martin, Ivan M Rebeyka, Jeffrey F Smallhorn, Dylan A Taylor, Isabelle F Vonder Muhll
Adult patients with repaired congenital heart disease are presenting with previously unseen types of residual lesions and consequences of prior repair. Patients with d-transposition of the great arteries repaired with atrial switch operations are returning with dysrhythmias and atrioventricular valve disease requiring intervention. We present the challenging case of a young adult with a residual shunt identified on preoperative three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography, the precise anatomy of which was only characterized intraoperatively...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463866/a-case-of-exertional-rhabdomyolysis-when-exertion-exceeds-capacity
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Kathleen S Jordan, Sarah E Mannle
The purpose of this article is to present a discussion of a young adult patient with exertional rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is the process of muscle tissue destruction and damage to the cell membrane, with subsequent release of the intracellular myocyte contents into the systemic circulation. This leads to the potential for the life-threatening systemic complications of electrolyte abnormalities, cardiac dysrhythmias, acute kidney injury, compartment syndrome, and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy...
April 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460803/an-unexpected-presentation-of-sick-sinus-syndrome-isolated-ventricular-asystole
#19
Harun Gunes, Feruza Turan Sonmez, Halit Berk Canga, Ayhan Saritas
Sick sinus syndrome is a disorder of sinus node function characterized by various dysrhythmias such as sinus bradycardia or pause, paroxysmal regular or irregular atrial tachycardia, tachycardiabradycardia attacks or atrial fibrillation with slow ventricular response. Ventricular asystole with preserved atrial electrical activity is a rarely seen presenting rhythm in the ED and an extremely rare cause of syncope. A 67-year-old male having a syncope attack was admitted to the emergency department. His Glasgow coma scale score was 15 on admission...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458933/an-exceptional-case-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Celine Van de Vyver, Jorn Damen, Carl Haentjens, Dominique Ballaux, Benoit Bouts
We present a case of diabetic ketoacidosis, known as one of the most serious metabolic complications of diabetes. We were confronted with rapid neurological deterioration and unseen glycaemic values, which reached almost 110 mmol/L, subsequently resulting in hyperkalaemia and life-threatening dysrhythmias. This is the first reported live case with such high values of blood glucose and a favourable outcome.
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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