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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126538/recurrent-pulmonary-aneurysms-hughes-stovin-syndrome-on-the-spectrum-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease
#1
Sami M Bennji, Leonard du Preez, Stephanie Griffith-Richards, Derrick P Smit, Jonathan Rigby, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Elvis M Irusen, Brian W Allwood
In this report, we describe a male patient who presented with recurrent life-threatening hemoptysis due to the sequential formation of multiple pulmonary aneurysms. Both pulmonary artery coil embolization and right lower lobectomy were performed, with limited success. The patient experienced extensive bilateral femoral DVT extending into the inferior vena cava, with massive hemoptysis, fulfilling the diagnosis of Hughes-Stovin syndrome. A final diagnosis of Behçet disease was made following extensive investigation, and the patient responded well to prednisone 20 mg orally and azathioprine 100 mg orally...
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124005/massive-hemoptysis-from-rasmussen-s-aneurysm-in-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report-of-successful-treatment-with-bronchial-artery-embolization
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K V Rajamannar, Hemanth Kilaru, Srujana Aravelly, Ananta Ram Gudipati, Satish Chandra Kilaru
Rasmussen's aneurysm, a very rare complication of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), is a pulmonary artery aneurysm adjacent to or within a tuberculous cavity. It may lead to rupture and life threatening massive hemoptysis, an uncommon but challenging medico-surgical emergency. This complication warrants attention in view of the resurgence of tuberculosis and increasing occurrence of multi-drug resistant TB, especially in resource-poor, high-TB burden countries like India. We present a case of an elderly man who presented to the emergency room with low-grade fever, cough and hemoptysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120872/a-rare-case-of-hemopericardium-from-a-ruptured-dissecting-pulmonary-artery-aneurysm-postmortem-computed-tomography-scan-and-autopsy-findings
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Rexson Tse, Jack Garland, Yvonne Triggs, Simon Stables
Nontraumatic hemopericardium is a potentially fatal pathology that is most commonly caused by myocardial wall rupture, ruptured aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm rupture, or a neoplastic process. A rare potential cause of hemopericardium is pulmonary artery dissection, with less than 100 reported cases in the literature. Pulmonary artery dissection is associated with pulmonary artery aneurysm, pulmonary artery hypertension, and congenital heart disease. We report a fatal case of nontraumatic hemopericardium caused by a ruptured dissecting pulmonary artery aneurysm in a 16-year-old girl with patent ductus arteriosus...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
#4
Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104204/-surgical-treatment-of-systemic-and-left-circumflex-coronary-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-with-aneurysm-report-of-a-case
#5
Hiroki Nakabori, Katsuyuki Miyazu, Masahiro Ikeda
Congenital coronary-pulmonary artery fistulas complicated by continuity to a systemic artery and aneurysm are extremely rare. A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of chest discomfort. Coronary angiography showed a coronary aneurysm and coronary-pulmonary artery fistula arising from the left circumflex artery and entering into the right lower pulmonary artery. Computed tomography angiography revealed a left subclavian artery-pulmonary artery fistula communicating with the coronary-pulmonary artery fistula...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100908/quality-of-life-in-children-participating-in-a-non-selective-inr-self-monitoring-vka-education-programme
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Pascal Amedro, Fanny Bajolle, Helena Bertet, Radhia Cheurfi, Dominique Lasne, Erika Nogue, Pascal Auquier, Marie-Christine Picot, Damien Bonnet
BACKGROUND: The quality of life (QoL) of children receiving vitamin K antagonist (VKA) treatment has been scarcely studied. AIM: To assess QoL of children, and its evolution, throughout our non-selective international normalized ratio (INR) self-monitoring education programme. METHODS: Children and parents completed QoL questionnaires (Qualin, PedsQL) during education sessions. Scores were compared with those from controls. RESULTS: A total of 111 children (mean±standard deviation age 8...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097336/a-case-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-tuberculous-aneurysm
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Wei Liu, Chuanfeng Li, Xianming Liu, Zhiming Xu, Lu Kong
In this paper, we report a case of intracranial tuberculum with adjacent intracerebral inflammatory aneurysm, and include a brief discussion of the developmental mechanism of these pathologies. A 28-year-old man presented with sudden onset of severe headache. He was diagnosed with h pulmonary tuberculosis 8 year ago, and had been treated with anti-tuberculosis medications for 6 months. Head computed tomography (CT) showed a small hematoma in the left Sylvian fissure with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral digital subtraction angiograph (DSA) was performed and no aneurysm was found...
October 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093390/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-with-a-fungus-ball-like-shadow-in-an-old-tuberculosis-cavity-that-was-shown-to-be-a-clot-by-bronchoscopy
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Hironori Kawamoto, Manabu Suzuki, Ayako Shiozawa, Eriko Miyawaki, Shota Yamamoto, Konomi Kobayashi, Jin Takasaki, Yuichiro Takeda, Masayuki Hojo, Haruhito Sugiyama
Development of aspergilloma is common in cases with a fungus ball-like shadow in cavities due to old tuberculosis. Some reports have shown that blood clots tend to appear as a fungus ball-like shadow. A 71-year-old man with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with a fungus ball-like shadow in an old cavity and hemoptysis. There was no evidence of aspergillus infection on various examinations. We confirmed a blood clot and aneurysm of an artery under direct vision by bronchoscopy. A lateral thoracic artery aneurysm was detected by angiography...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074117/intensive-care-unit-admission-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-primarily-determined-by-hospital-factors-adds-significant-cost-and-is-often-unnecessary
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Caitlin W Hicks, Husain N Alshaikh, Devin Zarkowsky, Ian C Bostock, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: A large proportion of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) patients are routinely admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for postoperative observation. In this study, we aimed to describe the factors associated with ICU admission after EVAR and to compare the outcomes and costs associated with ICU vs non-ICU observation. METHODS: All patients undergoing elective infrarenal EVAR in the Premier database (2009-2015) were included. Patients were stratified as ICU vs non-ICU admission according to location on postoperative day 0...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056679/coronary-artery-anomalies-in-animals
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REVIEW
Brian A Scansen
Coronary artery anomalies represent a disease spectrum from incidental to life-threatening. Anomalies of coronary artery origin and course are well-recognized in human medicine, but have received limited attention in veterinary medicine. Coronary artery anomalies are best described in the dog, hamster, and cow though reports also exist in the horse and pig. The most well-known anomaly in veterinary medicine is anomalous coronary artery origin with a prepulmonary course in dogs, which limits treatment of pulmonary valve stenosis...
April 12, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054232/surgical-repair-of-bland-white-garland-syndrome-with-giant-right-coronary-artery-aneurysm
#11
REVIEW
Yong Wang, Xiaomei Zheng, Kexiang Liu
A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with adult-type anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (or Bland-White-Garland syndrome) and a giant right coronary artery aneurysm. He underwent a thorough anatomic correction to excise the aneurysm and reconstruct a coronary system of two vessels. The postoperative period of this patient was uneventful.
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032917/differential-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-artery-sarcoma-and-central-chronic-pulmonary-thromboembolism-using-ct-and-mr-images
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Ming-Xi Liu, Zhan-Hong Ma, Tao Jiang, Xiao-Juan Guo, Fang-Fang Yu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Zhen-Guo Zhai
BACKGROUND: Clinical and imaging manifestations are similar in pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS) and thromboembolic diseases, especially central chronic pulmonary thromboembolism (CPTE). The feasibility of utilising clinical imaging tools such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for differential diagnosis of PAS and CPTE has not been fully explored, especially MRI. METHODS: Patients with PAS (n=18) and central CPTE (n=20) treated at our hospital between January 2013 and September 2016 were identified retrospectively...
July 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028990/a-giant-pulmonary-artery-aneurysm
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Koshiro Kanaoka, Manabu Horii, Hisao Nagato, Kozo Kaneda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993547/development-of-novel-therapies-for-cardiovascular-diseases-by-clinical-application-of-basic-research
#14
Kimio Satoh
Cyclophilin A (CyPA) is secreted from vascular smooth muscle cells, inflammatory cells, activated platelets, and cardiac fibroblasts in response to oxidative stress. Excessive and continuous activation of the RhoA/Rho-kinase system promotes the secretion of CyPA, resulting in the development of multiple cardiovascular diseases. Basigin (Bsg), a transmembrane glycoprotein that activates matrix metalloproteinases, is an extracellular receptor for CyPA that promotes cell proliferation and inflammation. Thus, the CyPA/Bsg system is potentially a novel therapeutic target for cardiovascular diseases...
October 6, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953006/cardiac-auscultation-for-noncardiologists-application-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-programs-part-i-patients-after-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-heart-failure
#15
Leonida Compostella, Caterina Compostella, Nicola Russo, Tiziana Setzu, Sabino Iliceto, Fabio Bellotto
During outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after an acute coronary syndrome or after an episode of congestive heart failure, a careful, periodic evaluation of patients' clinical and hemodynamic status is essential. Simple and traditional cardiac auscultation could play a role in providing useful prognostic information.Reduced intensity of the first heart sound (S1), especially when associated with prolonged apical impulse and the appearance of added sounds, may help identify left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or conduction disturbances, sometimes associated with transient myocardial ischemia...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936993/coarctation-of-the-aorta-with-aortic-arch-hypoplasia-midterm-outcomes-of-aortic-arch-reconstruction-with-autologous-pulmonary-artery-patch
#16
Zhi-Ling Ma, Jun Yan, Shou-Jun Li, Zhong-Dong Hua, Fu-Xia Yan, Xu Wang, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) with aortic arch hypoplasia (AAH) is a relatively common congenital heart disease in clinical practice. Nonetheless, the corrective surgical technique for infants and children is a clinical problem that remains controversial. In this study, we sought to evaluate the surgical effects of aortic arch (AA) reconstruction with coarctation resection and aortoplasty with autologous pulmonary artery patch for infants and young children with CoA and AAH...
September 21, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922886/intracranial-bypass-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms-indications-technical-aspects-and-clinical-outcomes
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David J Bonda, Mohamad Labib, Jeffrey M Katz, Rafael A Ortiz, David Chalif, Avi Setton, David J Langer, Amir R Dehdashti
BACKGROUND: For some posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms, there is no constructive endovascular or direct surgical clipping option. Intracranial bypass is an alternative to a deconstructive technique. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, surgical techniques, and outcome of PICA aneurysms treated with bypass and obliteration of the diseased segment. METHODS: Retrospective review of PICA aneurysms treated via intracranial bypass was performed...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893450/emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-end-stage-renal-disease-patient
#18
REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Courtney M Lee
BACKGROUND: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the U.S., and these patients demonstrate greater all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization rates when compared to those with normal renal function. These patients may experience significant complications associated with loss of renal function and dialysis. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates complications of ESRD including cardiopulmonary, neurologic, infectious disease, vascular, and access site complications, as well as medication use in this population...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877576/unusual-location-of-hydatid-cysts-report-of-two-cases-in-the-heart-and-hip-joint-of-romanian-patients
#19
Simona Gurzu, Marius Alexandru Beleaua, Emeric Egyed-Zsigmond, Ioan Jung
Hydatid cyst is usually located in the liver and lungs, rare cases showing localization in other organs or tissues. In the unusual location, echinococcosis is an excluding diagnosis that is established only after microscopic evaluation. Our first case occurred in a 67-year-old female previously diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and hospitalized with persistent pain in the hip joint. The clinical diagnosis was tuberculosis of the joint, but the presence of the specific acellular membrane indicated a hydatid cyst of the synovial membrane, without bone involvement...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871571/acute-aortic-dissection-pathogenesis-risk-factors-and-diagnosis
#20
Joanna Gawinecka, Felix Schönrath, Arnold von Eckardstein
Acute aortic dissection is a rare but life-threatening condition with a lethality rate of 1 to 2% per hour after onset of symptoms in untreated patients. Therefore, its prompt and proper diagnosis is vital to increase a patient's chance of survival and to prevent grievous complications. Typical symptoms of acute aortic dissection include severe chest pain, hypotension or syncope and, hence, mimic acute myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism. Advanced age, male gender, long-term history of arterial hypertension and the presence of aortic aneurysm confer the greatest population attributable risk...
September 5, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
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