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Takayasus arteritis

Luiz Eduardo de Paula, Andrea Rocha Alverne, Samuel K Shinjo
OBJECTIVES: Takayasus arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis whose clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic to serious neurovascular events, including stroke. However, few studies are currently available assessing stroke in TA. Thus, we described the clinical and laboratory characteristics and vascular imaging features in patients with TA at the time of stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single center retrospective cohort study investigating the clinical and demographic data of 18 (15...
October 2013: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
Plínio da Cunha Leal, Fernanda Fabrízia Martins Silveira, Eduardo Jun Sadatsune, Jefferson Clivatti, Américo Masafuni Yamashita
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Takayasus's Arteritis (TA) is a chronic, inflammatory, progressive, idiopathic disease that causes narrowing, occlusion, and aneurysms of systemic and pulmonary arteries affecting especially the aorta and its branches. During pregnancy, one should pay special attention to these patients. The objective of this report was to present the peripartum anesthetic care of a patient with TA and a review of the literature. CASE REPORT: This is a 31-year old gravida who underwent exchange of the aortic arch and placement of a metallic aortic valve for TA four years ago...
July 2011: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Aloísio Cerqueira Buettel, Roberto Monteiro de Castro, Itagyba Martins Miranda Chaves, Luiz Henrique Gonçalves
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Continuous epidural anesthesia with titrated doses of local anesthetics is safe and effective for patients not tolerating blood pressure fluctuations. This report aimed at presenting a case in which continuous epidural anesthesia for Cesarean section in a patient with Takayasus arteritis was successfully induced. CASE REPORT: Primiparous patient, 25 years old, 63 kg, Takayasus arteritis, 34 to 35 weeks of gestation, acute fetal distress, blood pressure = 155/85, HR = 92, no carotid, upper and right lower limb pulse...
June 2002: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Tomomi Nakamura, Shinichiro Hayashi, Mami Fukuoka, Naoko Sueoka, Kohei Nagasawa
A 50-year-old woman reporting sudden-onset chest pain was diagnosed as having pulmonary infarction associated with Takayasus arteritis. She had experienced moderate malaise and cough for 3 months. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed wedge-shaped infiltrative shadows typical of pulmonary infarction in the right lung. Although pulmonary artery involvement in Takayasus arteritis is well documented, most patients show only signs of mild to moderate pulmonary hypertension. Few reports discuss patients with symptoms due to pulmonary infarction as the initial manifestation...
2006: Internal Medicine
Aisha A Al-Ghamdi
This report describes a case of Takayasus arteritis in a 19-year-old Palestinian female. She conceived after diagnosis. Her pregnancy was complicated by uncontrolled hypertension, which was not associated with other markers of disease activity. Despite aggressive medical treatment, cesarean section had to be carried out at 34 weeks of pregnancy because of uncontrolled hypertension. A live fetus was borne, and her blood pressure was subsequently controlled with a single antihypertensive agent.
November 2003: Saudi Medical Journal
G S Hoffman
Investigators form the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the United States, have prospectively studied 60 patients with Takayasus's arteritis over a period of 20 years. Unique observations resulted from the requirement that all patients be part of Institutional Review Board-approved standardized protocols that required periodic complete clinical, laboratory and angiographic evaluations, regardless of degree of disease activity. Patients judged to have active disease received protocol defined treatment that always included prednisone, and to which cytotoxic agents were added in the event that relapse followed tapering or withdrawal of corticosteroids...
August 1996: International Journal of Cardiology
F P Duckworth, R A Szucs, W N Roberts
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May 1989: Virginia Medical
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