Portal hypertension as the initial manifestation of POEMS syndrome: a case report
ConclusionThis case highlights the manifestation of portal hypertension in POEMS syndrome. Lenalidomide with or without dexamethasone is effective for portal hypertension due to POEMS syndrome, though esophageal and gastric varices seems not reversible so easily.
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Gabriel Molina, Carolina Mesías, Juan Calispa, Kevin Arroyo, Katherine Jaramillo, Ligia Lluglla, Bernardo Gutierrez, Patricio Gálvez
Purpose of review In 2013, the association between T-Box factor 4 (TBX4) variants and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has first been described. Now – in 2020 – growing evidence is emerging indicating that TBX4 variants associate with a wide spectrum of lung disorders. Recent findings TBX4 variants are enriched in both children and adults with PAH. The clinical phenotype associated with a TBX4 variant seems to be milder than that in other PAH-associated gene mutations. Further, TBX4 variants have increasingly been associated with a variety of clinical and histopathological phenotypes, including lethal...
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Patricia East, Jenalee Doom, Erin Delker, Estela Blanco, Raquel Burrows, Paulina Correa-Burrows, Betsy Lozoff, Sheila Gahagan
CONCLUSION: The hypertension burden would decrease from 244.5 million persons to 127.5-182.3 million persons in China if the two-visit strategy was applied. PMID: 32224596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Hypertension, Essential; β-hydroxybutyrate Intervention: Other: dietary restriction (salt restriction) Sponsor: Sulaiman AlRajhi Colleges Not yet recruiting
Condition: Resistant Hypertension Interventions: Drug: Spironolactone; Drug: Amiloride Sponsor: Yonsei University Not yet recruiting
Conditions: COVID-19; Hypertension; Cardiovascular Diseases Intervention: Sponsor: Societa Italiana dell'Ipertensione Arteriosa Recruiting
Contributors : Lesha Zhang ; Bing ShenSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Rattus norvegicusWe utilized high-throughput sequencing and subsequent signaling pathway analyses to find 2 fold change or greater upregulated expression of 230 transcripts and downregulated expression of 165 transcripts in basilar artery smooth muscle cells derived from rats fed a high-salt diet compared with those from control rats.
CONCLUSION: The majority of the respondents know medical care centres, most participants use self-help groups as information source, however, government-supported portals are largely unknown so that there is a need for further information in this regard. PMID: 32228824 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Siegel JD, Ko CJ Abstract Diltiazem is a calcium-channel blocker commonly used for the treatment of hypertension. Common adverse effects include dizziness, headache, and edema. Fewer than 20 cases of diltiazem-associated photodistributed hyperpigmentation have been reported in the literature. Here, we present the case of a 71-year-old woman with new-onset facial hyperpigmentation 6 months after initiating treatment with diltiazem. PMID: 32226335 [PubMed - in process]