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Intrafissural fat mimicking pulmonary embolism!

Intrafissural fat mimicking pulmonary embolism! Acta Cardiol. 2017 Aug 11;:1 Authors: Talebi S, Moradi A, Reyes HA, Pekler G, Hassen GW PMID: 28799455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research

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By ANISH KOKA, MD The idea that payment should be linked to the value lies at the heart of most of the transactions we participate in on a daily basis. Yet, value based payment in healthcare has seemingly run into very rocky waters as of late.  It is at this precarious time that stakeholders representing large employers and other purchasers of health care’ took to the Harvard Business Review to write in defense of value based payment reform.  The authors pepper their article with cherry picked ‘successes’ of the value movement and urge the country to forge ahead on the current path.  The pi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Value-Based Payment Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study suggest that IVT and IT antibiotic therapy is a useful option in patients who are nonresponsive to standard intravenous therapy with little or no side effects. PMID: 29026662 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ Source Type: blogs
AbstractVenous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), frequently complicates the postoperative course of primary malignant brain tumor patients. Thromboprophylactic anticoagulation is commonly used to prevent VTE at the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). We extracted all patients who underwent craniotomy for a primary malignant brain tumor from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) registry (2005 –2015) to perform a time-to-event analysis and identify relevant predictors of DVT, PE, and ICH within 30 days after surgery. Among the 7376 identif...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion This analysis showed that currently most of the articles are represented by case series and case reports. As long as clear guidelines will not be defined and universally applied to this diverse group of patients, any prophylaxis for DVT and PE should be tailored to the individual patient with cautious assessment of benefits versus risks.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Okabe M, Kasai K, Yokoo T Abstract Pneumothorax secondary to septic pulmonary embolism (SPE) is rare but life-threatening. We herein report a long-term hemodialysis patient with psoas abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, associated with other muscle and splenic abscesses and SPE. Intravenous vancomycin treatment and percutaneous drainage of the psoas abscess rapidly improved her condition. However, the SPE lesions continued to increase, and right-sided pneumothorax occurred 10 days after treatment. The pneumothorax resolved after two months and SPE and all abscesses after four mon...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurposesConsidering that pulmonary arterial obstruction decreases venous flow, we hypothesized that filling defects in pulmonary veins can be identified in areas adjacent to pulmonary embolism (PE). This sign was named the “pulmonary vein sign” (PVS), and we evaluated its prevalence and performance for PE diagnosis in computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA).MethodsThis retrospective study enrolled consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of PE who underwent CTPA scan. The PVS was defined by the following criteria: (a) presence of a homogeneous filling defect of at least 2  cm in a pulm...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Purpose of review: Acute pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that can lead to both acute and long-term morbidity and mortality. Patients with acute pulmonary embolism are at risk for significant complications including the development of chronic pulmonary embolism and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This review will describe the rationale for and structure of pulmonary embolism response teams, with a focus on the recognition and treatment of patients with persistent morbidity following pulmonary embolism. Recent findings: For patients with intermediate and high-risk pulmonary embolism, a myri...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: DISEASES OF THE AORTA, PERIPHERAL AND PULMONARY DISEASES: Edited by Alan C. Braverman Source Type: research
Purpose of review: Catheter-directed therapy in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a beneficial adjunct treatment when anticoagulation alone does not provide an adequate therapeutic response. This review aims to deliver an up-to-date discussion behind the rationale, safety profile, and clinical outcomes in endovascular management of DVT. Recent findings: Early studies have shown that the use of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) to be successful in rapid thrombus removal, carry a lower incidence of postthrombotic syndrome (PTS), and improved quality of life. To date, the most robust study evaluating the use of CDT is the Cat...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: DISEASES OF THE AORTA, PERIPHERAL AND PULMONARY DISEASES: Edited by Alan C. Braverman Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:Interventional Cardiology Clinics Author(s): Bedros Taslakian, Akhilesh K. SistaTeaser Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cause of death among hospitalized patients. Treatment escalation beyond anticoagulation therapy is necessary in patients with cardiogenic shock and may be of benefit in select normotensive patients with right heart strain. Percutaneous catheter-based techniques (catheter-directed mechanical thrombectomy, clot maceration, and/or pharmacologic thrombolysis) as an alternative or adjunct to systemic thrombolysis can rapidly debul...
Source: Interventional Cardiology Clinics - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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