Crowned dens syndrome, yet another rheumatic disease imposter

ConclusionsCrowned dens syndrome should be considered, and craniocervical junction imaged in the context of acute cervical or occipital pain with stiffness and elevated inflammation markers not only in patients previously diagnosed with calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate arthropathy but also in diverse clinical settings.Key Points•This report highlights that crowned dens syndrome should be considered in various clinical setting besides calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate (CPPD) arthropathy.• Vigilance to this syndrome allows rapid treatment and may spare the patient unnecessary invasive procedures (i.e., temporal artery biopsy or lumbar puncture).
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Awareness of possible repercussions of the celiac trunk stenosis to peripancreatic arteries should be elevated. Restoration of physiological blood flow by removing pathologic anatomy should be performed. Since there is no correlation between the size of a visceral aneurysm and the risk of rupture, having a high postrupture mortality, pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms should be treated even if asymptomatic. Surgical treatment remains the mainstay treatment of the Dunbar syndrome complicated by visceral aneurysms. PMID: 31961777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: Individuals exposed to trauma, especially those who develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are at a higher risk of suffering from chronic pain as well as altered pain perception and modulation. However, the underlying mechanisms of these ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Authors: Chen J, Xu S, Zhou W, Wu L, Wang L, Li W Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exendin-4 (Ex-4) on ventricular arrhythmias and calcium sparks-mediated calcium leak in a myocardial infarction-heart failure model.We studied the influence of exendin-4 on ventricular arrhythmogenesis in a rat myocardial infarction-heart failure model. In vivo arrhythmia studies (electrocardiogram [ECG] telemetry studies), ex vivo arrhythmia studies calcium sparks tests, and analysis of total and phosphorylated ryanodine receptor (RyR) 2 and CaMK-II were carried out in sham group, myocardial infarction...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
We report the case of a 33-year-old woman with no history of coronary risk factors or chest pain who experienced intermittent chest pain at rest for several minutes from 2 PM. At 8 AM the next day, chest pain recurred and persisted for about 1 hour. She was transported to our hospital by ambulance, where electrocardiogram showed ST-elevation in the precordial leads, and blood tests showed elevation of cardiac markers. She was diagnosed with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Because she was a young woman without any risk factors, coronary spastic angina was suspected. Coronary angiography without intracoronary nitrate adm...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the perioperative outcomes of adjunctive hypnotherapy undergoing transfemoral TAVI with LACS.Consecutive patients (n = 143) with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who underwent transfemoral TAVI with LACS only (n = 107) or with LACS and hypnotherapy (n = 36) between January 2015 and April 2016 were retrospectively included in the study. The clinical outcomes were compared between the two groups. The LACS with hypnotherapy group had a significantly shorter length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU; LACS only versus LACS with hypnotherapy: 4.0 (4.0-5.5) days versus 3.0 (3.0-5.0) days, P
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionMSUS is powerful in the detection of early RA regarding synovitis, joint effusion, tenosynovitis, and bone erosions, which were correlated with clinical and laboratory parameters.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate use and effectiveness of pre-operative education with respect to post-operative opioid use and management of pain in the orthopaedic setting. Electronic searches were conducted in Ovid/Medline and SCOPUS to identify articles that discuss pre-operative opioid education and its effects on post-operative pain scores and prescription fulfillment. Non-orthopaedic studies were included for comparison. Eleven studies met inclusion criteria, 3 of which were retrospective reviews of large (>1000) post-surgical cohorts, and 8 of which were randomized controlled studies that ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In conclusion, bony manifestations of hyperparathyroidism can be disabling and difficult to treat. Although a rare clinical presentation, the severity of bony manifestations arise from a preventable cause and that the initial evaluation of hyperparathyroidism should also include parathyroid scintigraphy, and not limited to screening of the neck with ultrasonography, for its combined additive information and improved diagnostic value.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: As a result of the study the relationship of the alleles/genotypes of the IL1B rs16944, IL10 rs1800872, CTLA4 rs3087243, NFKB1 rs28362491 polymorphic loci and the TNFA rs1800629*A - LTA rs909253*G haplotype with the methotrexate efficacy in JIA was established (taking into account the differences by sex). PMID: 31958219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn conclusion, higher calcium was associated with more concentric remodeling but lower LVEDD, suggesting complex associations between calcium and cardiac function. Serum phosphorus was related to worse indices of LV diastolic function and LV hypertrophy, but not to LV systolic function. However, the magnitudes of association were modest, so clinical implications of these findings may be limited.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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