Treatment of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis infringing the inferior vena cava

We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a consumptive syndrome with two subpleural pulmonary opacities. A transthoracic lung biopsy revealed a Dirofilaria worm. Myocardial nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) demonstrated dilated cardiomyopathy after myocarditis related to dirofilariasis. Human infection is rare and occurs accidentally. The most common radiological alteration is a mainly subpleural coin lesion. Dirofilariasis is a neglected emergent disease and knowledge about it is important for differential diagnoses from neoplastic pulmonary nodules.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionsBased on the population data and our case series, COQ4-related mitochondriopathy is likely an underrecognized condition. We recommend including the COQ4 c.370G > A variant as a part of the screening process for mitochondriopathy in Chinese populations.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
We report the case of a 51-year-old man who received a heart transplantation and presented with a reactivation of the disease. The molecular characterization of the parasite showed that the reactivation was related to specific infection by a DTU I (TcISYL) parasite.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Preserved LV EF and LVEDD remain stable over a long lasting period in the majority of patients. However, these data suggest that some patients develop reduced LV EF, even without progression of AR to severe, especially if renal insufficiency or atrial fibrillation are present. PMID: 31311434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: D'Ambrosio P, Petillo R, Torella A, Papa AA, Palladino A, Orsini C, Ergoli M, Passamano L, Novelli A, Nigro V, Politano L Abstract Mutations in the LMNA gene are associated with a wide spectrum of disease phenotypes, ranging from neuromuscular, cardiac and metabolic disorders to premature aging syndromes. Skeletal muscle involvement may present with different phenotypes: limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1B or LMNA-related dystrophy; autosomal dominant Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy; and a congenital form of muscular dystrophy, frequently associated with early onset of arrhythmias. Heart involvement m...
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
Authors: Francini-Pesenti F, Tresso S, Vitturi N Abstract Glycogen storage disease type III (GSDIII) management in adult patients includes a high-protein diet with cornstarch supplementation to maintain a normal level of glucose in the blood. This regimen can prevent hypoglycaemia but does not seem to improve skeletal muscle and heart function. A 34 years-old patient with GSD IIIa with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was then treated with a modified Atkins ketogenic diet. After 12 months of treatment ejection fraction raised from 30 to 45%, liver enzymes were reduced and CK plasma level dropped from 568 to 327 U/l. Phy...
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
Authors: Palladino A, Papa AA, Morra S, Russo V, Ergoli M, Rago A, Orsini C, Nigro G, Politano L Abstract Cardiomyopathy associated with dystrophinopathies - Duchenne muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (XL-CM) and cardiomyopathy of Duchenne/Becker (DMD/BMD carriers - is an almost constant manifestation of these neuromuscular disorders and contribute significantly to their morbidity and mortality. Dystrophinopathic cardiomyopathy is the result of the dystrophin protein deficiency at the myocardium level, parallel to that occurring at the skeletal muscle level....
Source: Acta Myologica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Myol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Hao Li, Youyang Shi, Xuliang Wang, Ping Li, Songyue Zhang, Tingting Wu, Yaoyao Yan, Yi Zhan, Ren Yue, Xing Rong, Tianhe Xia, Maoping Chu, Rongzhou WuAbstractDiabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Piceatannol (PIC) has protective effects against cardiovascular disease; however, it remains unknown whether it also protects against DCM. A Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was used to evaluate the effects of PIC on the viability of high glucose (HG)-induced H9C2 ce...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundMyocardial microvascular disease may occur during the disease course of different cardiac as well as systemic disorders. With the present study, we introduce a novel and easy-to-perform cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) parameter named “myocardial transit-time” (MyoTT).MethodsN = 20 patients with known hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) andN = 20 control patients without relevant cardiac disease underwent dedicated CMR studies on a 1.5-T MR scanner. The CMR protocol comprised cine and late-gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) imaging as well as first-pass perfusion acq...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractTreatment of overt form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is often unsuccessful. Efforts are focused on a possible early identification in order to prevent or delaying the development of hypertrophy. Our aim was to find an echocardiographic marker able to distinguish mutation carriers without left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) from healthy subjects. We evaluated 28 patients, members of eight families. Three types of mutation were recognized: MYBPC3 (five families), MYH7 (two families) and TNNT2 (one family). According to genetic (G) and phenotypic (Ph) features, patients were divided in three groups: Group A (10...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This report provides further evidence that reverse genetics is a useful approach in patients who do not manifest the hallmark features of known and recognizable syndromes. PMID: 31303091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Fetal Pediatr Pathol Source Type: research
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