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Vidovich Mladen I - - 2009
The cost and length of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction in the US are significantly higher for the Hispanic population. However, differences in comorbidities and procedure utilization do not fully explain this disparity. Additional process measures are needed to better describe these differences.
Eroglu Elif - - 2009
Sibutramine is an anti-obesity drug, which acts by inhibiting neuronal re-uptake of noradrenaline and serotonin. Although the most frequently seen effect of sibutramine on cardiovascular system is an increase in blood pressure and pulse rate, rare but severe side effects such as sibutramine-induced ventricular arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiovascular disease-related ...
Caramelli Bruno - - 2009
Acute myocardial infarction may lead to several clinical manifestations and many times this diagnosis is missed. Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a well-defined clinical syndrome of unknown etiology. Several mechanisms have been proposed but only trigger events have been clearly associated with the attack. We describe a case of acute ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2009
One of the most common causes of hemiblocks is coronary artery disease, and there is a particularly frequent association between anteroseptal myocardial infarction and left anterior hemiblock. Changing Axis Deviation has been reported during acute myocardial infarction also associated with atrial fibrillation. Isolated left posterior hemiblock is a very rare ...
Kim Susan Y - - 2008
We adapted and tested a previously published questionnaire battery eliciting sensory and cognitive symptoms during (acute) and immediately after (post-acute) GHB intoxication. Studying 125 GHB users, we assessed the instrument's internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha (CA) and responsiveness to change comparing acute and post-acute symptoms. The final 14-item battery demonstrated ...
Cakmak Mahmut - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level on admission is a prognostic factor for mortality in patients with and without diabetes after myocardial infarction. In the present study, the authors examined the relationship between admission HbA1c level and myocardial perfusion abnormalities in patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients ...
Ambrosetti Patrick - - 2008
Computed Tomography is undeniably the most useful tool to confirm the suspected diagnosis of acute left-colonic diverticulitis and to objectively grade its severity into moderate diverticulitis (no signs of colonic perforation) and severe diverticulitis (signs of colonic perforation). Indeed, the severity of acute diverticulitis is statistically predictive of the risk ...
Alsén Pia - - 2008
The aim of this study was to explore patients' illness perception of myocardial infarction four months after a myocardial infarction. An important task for research on recovery from myocardial infarction is to understand the factors that influence an individual's adherence to secondary preventive strategies. Perceptual, cognitive and motivational factors have ...
Ulanovski David - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Despite the high association of allergic rhinitis and acute sinusitis, their exact relationship remains unclear, especially in pilots. The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible relationship of a history of allergic rhinitis with the occurrence of acute sinusitis in Israeli air force pilots. A comparative case ...
Salio Monica - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread clinical use as a prognostic marker in ischemic heart disorders, the actual pathogenetic role of the short pentraxin, C-reactive protein, has not undergone stringent genetic testing because of evolutionary divergence between mouse and humans. The long pentraxin PTX3 is conserved in evolution, is expressed in the heart ...
Ariës Marcel J H - - 2008
Acute trismus can have different causes. We describe the presentation, course and radiological findings of a 34-year-old man who developed acute trismus and MRI findings consistent with the combination of an old and fresh infarction in the genu of the internal capsule. We believe it is important to consider stroke ...
Rajendiran Govarthanan
Acute severe hyperkalemia can present as acute paraplegia independent of cardiac effects, even though cardiac muscle is more sensitive to serum potassium changes. We managed a patient with acute hyperkalemic paralysis who did not have threatening cardiac/electrocardiographic manifestations. The limb weakness became normal after hemodialysis.
Battaglia Luigi - - 2008
Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen. The etiology is still unclear and the symptoms mimic acute appendicitis. Its presentation simultaneously with acute appendicitis is still more infrequent. We present a case of a 47-year old woman without significant previous medical history, admitted ...
Rajendiran Govarthanan - - 2008
Acute severe hyperkalemia can present as acute paraplegia independent of cardiac effects, even though cardiac muscle is more sensitive to serum potassium changes. We managed a patient with acute hyperkalemic paralysis who did not have threatening cardiac/electrocardiographic manifestations. The limb weakness became normal after hemodialysis.
Zdravkovic Slobodan - - 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of genetic factors on the first episode of acute myocardial infarction. Probandwise concordances, tetrachoric correlations and quantitative genetic analyses of liability were applied to data drawn from the Swedish Twin Registry and the Swedish Acute Myocardial Infarction Register. All same-sexed ...
Khan, Sohail Q.
This is the authors' final draft of the paper published as Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2007, 49(14), pp.1525-1535. The final published version is available on Science Direct, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2006.12.038.
Thompson Jan - - 2010
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is increasingly diagnosed and treated. Psychostimulant medications, such as methylphenidate, are commonly prescribed for this condition, but the long-term safety of such medications in an adult population is unknown at present. Because these medications are closely related to amphetamines, it is expected that toxic side effects ...
Abdulla Irfan - - 2007
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is an important differential diagnosis of acute coronary occlusive myocardial infarction that should be understood by all clinicians. Although TTC is frequently clinically indistinguishable from acute left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion, it is readily differentiated with coronary angiography. The increasing frequency of acute angiography and revascularisation ...
Arnett J H - - 2007
Improvements in CT technology, specifically with respect to the development of multi-row detector CT, have increased the ability to detect acute myocardial ischaemia. This case report details the finding of decreased myocardial enhancement on CT in a patient who complained of acute chest symptomalogy and was diagnosed with acute myocardial ...
Takai Shinji - - 2007
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity is dramatically increased during the acute phase after myocardial infarction. However, the relationship between matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity and cardiac dysfunction is unclear. In 1-day post-myocardial infarction hamsters, matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity was significantly increased, while matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity was not increased. A selective matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, [2S,4S]-N-Hydroxy-5-ethoxymethyloxy-2-methyl-4-[4-phenoxybenzoyl] aminopentanamide ...
Carney Robert M - - 2007
Both the MIND-IT and the ENRICHD studies failed to show that medical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction can be improved by treating depression. However, neither study had sufficient statistical power to convincingly test this hypothesis. More effective treatments for depression will have to be developed if this hypothesis is to ...
Brown Aaron M - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The emergency department (ED) evaluation of potential acute coronary syndrome patients is limited by the initial sensitivity of cell injury biochemical markers. Increased ST2, a protein thought to participate in the response to cardiovascular injury, has been noted to be prognostic in patients with acute myocardial infarction. We ...
Comas George M - - 2007
This article addresses the pathophysiology, the treatment options, and their rationale in the setting of life-threatening acute myocardial infarction and acute on chronic ischemia. Although biases may exist between cardiologists and surgeons, with this review, we hope to provide the reader with information that will shed light on the options ...
Kolettis Theofilos M - - 2008
A two-peaked circadian variation in acute myocardial infarction has been demonstrated, with a morning peak attributed to physiological changes produced by nocturnal sleep. To investigate the causes of the secondary peak, we compared meal habits and circadian variation in patients with acute myocardial infarction who were accustomed to afternoon naps ...
Penicka M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the kinetics of myocardial engraftment of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMNCs) after intracoronary injection using 99mTc-d,l-hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) nuclear imaging in patients with acute and chronic anterior myocardial infarction. DESIGN: Nuclear imaging-derived tracking of BMNCs at 2 and 20 h after injection in the left anterior ...
Arleevskiy Igor P - - 2007
First comparative analysis for some hemocoagulation reactions, immune state of acute myocardial infarction has been done in two groups of patients - with mycoplasma infections and without one. Postinfarction complications in the groups were observed. Atherosclerotic plaques of the patients were also studied on a presence of mycoplasmas and a ...
Bouillon Roger - - 2006
Adrenal insufficiency is a rare disorder, usually with gradually evolving clinical symptoms and signs. Occasionally, an acute adrenal insufficiency crisis can become a life-threatening condition because of acute interruption of a normal or hyperfunctioning adrenal or pituitary gland or sudden interruption of a adrenal replacement therapy. Acute stress situations can ...
Jan Muhammad - - 2007
Acute onset, transient (reversible) myocardial contraction abnormality has been described in patients with acute non-cardiac illness and after acute emotional stress. Such reversible myocardial contraction abnormalities may occur via mechanisms other than reduction in epicardial coronary blood flow. We report a case of acute transient cardiomyopathy after smoke exposure. The ...
Scognamiglio R - - 2006
The publisher regrets that this was an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in Eur. J. Echocardiogr., 4 (2003) 135-140, . The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn.
Rentas Evelyn - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The association between ischemic cardiomyopathy and C reactive protein (CRP) as an acute-phase inflammatory reactant has been reported. Increased highly sensitive C-reactive protein levels have been associated with a higher cardiovascular risk. We found no appreciable structural differences between Quantitative CRP and Highly Sensitive CRP but we found differences ...
Jick Hershel - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of long-term use of five nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)--rofecoxib, celecoxib, ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac--in relation to acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN: Five separate nested case-control studies, one for each NSAID, designed to minimize important biases present in other observational studies. Setting. University-affiliated research program. Data ...
Bellone Andrea - - 2006
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a safe and effective technique that can prevent side effects and complications related to endotracheal intubation. Acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema is currently the second most common indication for NIV, mainly in emergency departments. In this article we examine recent literature related to the applications of NIV ...
Smit Johannes W A - - 2006
Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality because of multiple pathophysiologic mechanisms. Acute stress-induced hyper-glycemia during acute myocardial infarction has gained much attention, as blood glucose levels seem to be an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction-related death. Clinical studies that identify stress-induced hyperglycemia as a ...
Goerre Stefan - - 2007
BACKGROUND: First investigations of the interactions between weather and the incidence of acute myocardial infarctions date back to 1938. The early observation of a higher incidence of myocardial infarctions in the cold season could be confirmed in very different geographical regions and cohorts. While the influence of seasonal variations on ...
Guo Chuanhai - - 2006
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemias arise as a result of cytotoxic chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The most common types of acute myeloid leukemia arising in this setting are acute myeloid leukemia with maturation, and lesser numbers of acute myelomonocytic leukemia, acute monocytic leukemia, acute erythroleukemia, or acute megakaryocytic leukemia. We present ...
Kawabe Ken - - 2006
Acute organophosphate poisoning (OP) shows several severe clinical symptoms due to its strong blocking effect on cholinesterase. Acute pancreatitis is one of the complications associated with acute OP, but this association still may not be widely recognized. We report here the case of a 73-year-old man who had repeated abdominal ...
Tan I L - - 2006
Simultaneous thrombotic occlusion of multiple coronary arteries in acute myocardial infarction is a well-recognised phenomenon. Studies have reported diffuse destabilisation of atherosclerotic plaques in patients with acute myocardial infarction, leading to the concept of "pan-coronaritis". The putative mechanism is attributed to a systemic thrombophilic and inflammatory state. We report the ...
Takase Bonpei - - 2006
A 73-year-old man presented with suspected acute myocardial infarction at the outpatient clinic. However, the clinical symptoms and the laboratory findings were not diagnostic. Only emergency cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was helpful in making a definitive diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. Cardiac MRI is a useful diagnostic tool for ...
Huizar Jose F - - 2006
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic disease of the small- to medium-sized vessels that primarily affects young females in their second to fourth decades of life. Typically, FMD involves the renal and extracranial arteries, but at autopsy, it has also been reported to affect the coronary arteries. However, its ...
A. I. Oyati, S. ...
Myocardial infarction is thought to be rare in Nigerians. This assumption may not be tenable any longer. We report 4 cases of acute myocardial infarction within one year out of which 3 were Nigerians. This seemingly increasing incidence may not be unconnected with the increase in the number of trained ...
Fiellin David A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Elderly adults with alcohol-related diagnoses represent a vulnerable population that may receive lower quality of treatment during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. We sought to determine whether elderly patients with alcohol-related diagnoses are less likely to receive standard indicators of quality care for acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: We conducted ...
Pedrinazzi Claudio - - 2006
Atrial flutter is a common arrhythmia that may cause significant symptoms, including palpitations, dyspnea, chest pain and even syncope. Frequently it's possible to diagnose atrial flutter with a 12-lead surface ECG, looking for distinctive waves in leads II, III, aVF, aVL, V1,V2. Puech and Waldo developed the first classification of ...
Chan Wai-Man - - 2005
A 34-year-old woman, with preceding flu-like febrile illness, developed acute macular neuroretinopathy in her left eye with typical reddish brown macular lesions and a dense paracentral scotoma. Her condition was evaluated with multifocal electroretinogram and optical coherence tomography in her acute and recovery phases. The findings assist ophthalmologists striving for ...
Cao Jie J - - 2005
Acute hyperglycemia during myocardial infarction predicts adverse short-term outcomes and mortality in diabetic patients. Conversely, chronic hyperglycemia is associated with an increased incidence of long-term cardiovascular complications, although its effect on acute hyperglycemic response and mortality after acute myocardial infarction is unknown. We investigated the prognostic relation of the glucose ...
Brunot S - - 2005
The aim of this study was to evaluate the inter-observer and intra-observer agreement of the diagnosis of sub-segmental acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in an inpatient population explored by 16 slice multi-detector spiral computed tomography (MDCT). Four hundred consecutive inpatients were referred for MDCT for the clinical suspicion of acute PE. ...
Erbilen E - - 2005
Sumatriptan is widely used in the treatment of acute attacks of cluster headache. It is a serotonin-1 (5HT-1) agonist. Several studies have reported an association between sumatriptan use and myocardial infarction, possibly due to the generalized vasoconstrictive nature of this agent. We report a 16-year-old male patient presenting with acute ...
Ujino Keiji - - 2005
The ability of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography to predict left ventricular remodeling after reperfused acute myocardial infarction was assessed in 47 patients. Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography was an independent predictor of left ventricular dilation after acute myocardial infarction. In particular, normal contrast opacification within dyssynergic segments indicated a very ...
Danchin N - - 2005
The appointment of new cardiologists and their involvement in emergency care may lead to decreased mortality in patients suffering acute myocardial infarction.
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