Case Report: Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome in Chagas Disease.
Case Report: Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome in Chagas Disease. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb 10;: Authors: Moll-Bernardes RJ, Saraiva RM, Sarmento de Oliveira R, Tavares Pinheiro MV, Camargo GC, Xavier de Brito AS, Altino de Almeida S, Siqueira FPR, de Souza Nogueira Sardinha Mendes F, Barbosa RM, Xavier SS, Rosado de Castro PH, Silvestre de Sousa A Abstract Chronic Chagas heart disease has different clinical manifestations including arrhythmias, heart failure, and stroke. Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms and when associated with changes in the electrocardiogram, such as T-wave changes, electrically inactive areas, and segmental wall motion abnormalities, may lead to a misdiagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Here, we describe two patients with Chagas heart disease and syncope due to sustained ventricular tachycardia who were misdiagnosed with ACS, and discuss the role of novel imaging modalities in the differential diagnosis and risk stratification. PMID: 32043461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: 4–10 April 2020Source: The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10230Author(s): Renato D Lopes, Claudio Gimpelewicz, John J V McMurray
Authors: Singh S, Melnik R Abstract Percutaneous thermal ablation has proven to be an effective modality for treating both benign and malignant tumours in various tissues. Among these modalities, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most promising and widely adopted approach that has been extensively studied in the past decades. Microwave ablation (MWA) is a newly emerging modality that is gaining rapid momentum due to its capability of inducing rapid heating and attaining larger ablation volumes, and its lesser susceptibility to the heat sink effects as compared to RFA. Although the goal of both these therapies is...
CONCLUSION: New care models need to be developed to integrate mental health care into the current perioperative care practice. PMID: 32234274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Zhou X, Lv X, Zhang L, Yan J, Hu R, Sun Y, Xi S, Jiang H Abstract Ketamine is a widely used general anesthetic and has been reported to demonstrate neurotoxicity and neuroprotection. Investigation into the regulatory mechanism of ketamine on influencing neural development is of importance for a better and safer way of relieving pain. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting were used to detect the critical neural associated gene expression, and flow cytometry to detect the neural differentiation effect. Hence, in the present study the underlying mechanism of ketam...
Conclusions: Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence walking in adults with CP. Reflections by the adults with CP suggest these features may reduce participation in public spaces and potentially increase acceptance and use of mobility aids. PMID: 32238123 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Our 4-week SFE program may have positive effects on changing muscle activation patterns for tibialis anterior and fibularis longus muscles, although it could not influence their structural deformity and ankle joint moment. It could produce a potential benefit of decreased tibialis posterior activation. PMID: 32235000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kim S, Kim D, Park J Abstract CONTEXT: While arthrogenous muscle inhibition associated with knee injuries is evident, the relative magnitude of functional deficiency related to each individual knee pathology is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the knee joint and quadriceps dysfunction among patients with anterior knee pain (AKP) without surgical history and those with surgical history (anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction [ACLR]; meniscus surgery) without current AKP, with matched healthy controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 66 patients w...
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J.P. Miramontes González, L. Pérez de Isla
Authors: Duan Z, Huang X, Gao J, Hu T, Liu X, Xiao L, Huang F, Sun R, Zhu W, Zhou Z, Liu X PMID: 32233711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: H. pylori can affect a variety of TJPs, particularly claudin-4 and occludin. Claudin-2 is thought to be involved in FD irrespective of H. pylori status, especially in the pathophysiology of male FD. PMID: 32235032 [PubMed]