A Patient with Respiratory Failure and a Computer " Normal " ECG
This ECG was presented in a conference.The patient had presented many times for SOB. On this occasion he was intubated for respiratory failure due to presumed asthma.I was asked to interpret his ECG in the conference. I had never seen it before.ECG-1:What do you think I said?Here is the computer interpretation:This is what I said: " This is diagnostic of an acute inferior MI. There is upsloping ST elevation in III, with reciprocal ST depression in aVL. You do NOT see this in normal variant STE, nor in pericarditis. The only time you see this without ischemia is when there is an abnormal QRS, such as LVH, LBBB, LV aneurysm (old MI with persistent STE) or WPW. "This was not seen by the providers.He had another ECG 2 hours and 45 minutes later, before being admitted to the ICU:ECG-2:Now it is more obvious.It is unclear if treating physicians saw this.The formal read, done by someone not caring for the patient, was:Inferior MI of indeterminate age.If you see this ECG in isolation, that is true.There are well-formed Q-waves and T-wave inversion.The patient was managed in the ICU and had serial troponins.Here is the patient's troponin I profile:These were interpreted as due to demand ischemia, or type II MI.First was 2.9 and subsequent go down to 1.5Such high troponin I is very unusual in type 2 MI.Here is data from a study we published in 2014 for type II NonSTEMI:Sandoval Y. Nelson SE. Smith SW. Schulz KM. Murakami ...
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Sabet Sarvestani F, Azarpira N Abstract Heart and cerebral infarctions, as two important ischemic diseases, lead to the death of tissues due to inadequate blood supply and high mortality worldwide. These statuses are started via blockage of vessels and depletion of oxygen and nutrients which affected these areas. After reperfusion and restoration of oxygen supply, more severe injury was mediated by multifaceted cascades of inflammation and oxidative stress. microRNAs (miRNAs) as the regulator of biological and pathological pathways can adjust these conditions by interaction with their targets. Also, miRNAs...
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
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