Researchers describe rare case of heart rhythm problem in newborn with Turner syndrome
(Boston University School of Medicine) Doctors treating babies born with Turner syndrome need to look for heart rhythm abnormalities, in addition to the usual heart problems of high blood pressure or left-sided structural heart defects, according to Meena Bolourchi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
Conclusion Results may assist clinicians in aiming exercise programs toward increasing hip and potentially core strength, thus improving balance to promote better mobility for individuals with a lower-limb amputation.
Condition: Portal Hypertension Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Hepatic venous pressure gradient Sponsors: Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Institute of Gansu Province; LanZhou University; Shulan (Hangzhou) Hospital; The Third People's Hospital of Taiyuan Not yet recruiting
Condition: Turner Syndrome Intervention: Other: No intervention Sponsor: University of Colorado, Denver Recruiting
Conclusions: Patients with post-bulbar ulcers have a poorer prognosis than those with bulbar ulcers. After the diagnosis of hemorrhagic post-bulbar duodenal ulcer, close follow-up is necessary.Digestion
We report a case of an elderly man with gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) on treatment with sunitinib who had as a complication of a thrombotic microangiopathy manifested with nephrotic syndrome and difficult-to-control hypertension, which was controlled by stopping this drug but with a fatal outcome due to its malignant neoplasm.PMID:34548202 | DOI:10.1016/j.nefro.2021.08.004
Aging (Albany NY). 2021 Sep 22;13(undefined). doi: 10.18632/aging.203557. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is prevalent in the elderly population and is associated with increased risk of dementia, stroke and disability. Currently there are no clear targets or strategies for the treatment of cerebral SVD. We set out to identify modifiable vascular treatment targets.PATIENTS AND METHODS: 112 participants with and without a history of CVD underwent macrovascular, microvascular and endothelial function tests and an MRI head scan.RESULTS: Increased carotid intima media thickness an...
Chronobiol Int. 2021 Sep 21:1-8. doi: 10.1080/07420528.2021.1966026. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEmerging research suggests that sleep contributes to racial disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Racial/ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by poor cardiovascular outcomes including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Although circadian rhythms affect sleep patterns, few studies have examined disparities in circadian health or the contribution of circadian disparities to CVD. In this paper, we provide an overview of the relation between circadian health and CVD in the context of health disparities. We di...
CONCLUSION: Focus group themes highlighted that this intervention may empower individuals to feel confident in their choices and attain their goals during their health and wellness journey.PMID:34547985 | DOI:10.1080/17482631.2021.1978373
In 1989, Barker et al reported a correlation between lower birth weights and increased risk for death in adulthood from ischemic heart disease in men born between 1911-1930 in England (Lancet 1989;2:577-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(89)90710-1). Many subsequent studies have affirmed the relationship between birth weight and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. In this volume of The Journal of Pediatrics, Lilja et al report an association between birth weight and stroke in adulthood.
Conclusion: Hypertension is a common cardiovascular complication in CML patients treated with second- or third-generation TKI.